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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151033/induction-of-dendritic-cell-mediated-activation-of-t-cells-from-atherosclerotic-plaques-by-human-heat-shock-protein-60
#1
Mizanur Rahman, Johnny Steuer, Peter Gillgren, Assim Hayderi, Anquan Liu, Johan Frostegård
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is characterized by the presence of activated immune-competent cells including dendritic cells (DCs) and T cells, dead cells, and oxidized low-density lipoprotein. HSP60 (Heat shock protein 60) has been implicated in atherosclerosis. A plasma protein, Annexin A5, has atheroprotective properties. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human DCs differentiated from peripheral blood monocytes were treated with human HSP60 or HSP90 and autologous T cells were cocultured with these pretreated DCs (mDCs)...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151018/study-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-component-genes-and-downstream-cytokines-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-with-carotid-atherosclerosis
#2
Junli Lee, Jing Wan, Linyun Lee, Changhua Peng, Hailong Xie, Chengbin Lee
BACKGROUND: A role for the NLRP3 inflammasome has been reported in various diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis (AS), nephropathy, rheumatism, and others, although limited information is available concerning the role of the NLRP3 inflammasome, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and interleukin-18 (IL-18) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and carotid atherosclerosis (CAS). Therefore, this cross-sectional study investigated these inflammatory components in patients with T2DM complicated with carotid atherosclerosis (T2DM + CAS)...
November 18, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150750/technical-considerations-for-quantification-of-18-f-fdg-uptake-in-carotid-atherosclerosis
#3
EDITORIAL
Sina Tavakoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150407/disease-trends-over-time-and-cd4-ccr5-t-cells-expansion-predict-carotid-atherosclerosis-development-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#4
A Baragetti, G A Ramirez, M Magnoni, K Garlaschelli, L Grigore, M Berteotti, I Scotti, E Bozzolo, A Berti, P G Camici, A L Catapano, A A Manfredi, E Ammirati, G D Norata
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) present increased cardiovascular mortality compared to the general population. Few studies have assessed the long-term development and progression of carotid atherosclerotic plaque in SLE patients. Our aim was to investigate the association of clinical and laboratory markers of disease activity and classical cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) with carotid atherosclerosis development in SLE patients in a prospective 5-year study...
September 18, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150207/carotid-and-femoral-atherosclerosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-equivalent-risk-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-case-control-study
#5
Evrydiki Kravvariti, George Konstantonis, Nikolas Tentolouris, Petros P Sfikakis, Maria G Tektonidou
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) may carry a worse prognosis for vascular complications when co-existing with subclinical atherosclerosis; however, the association between the two conditions remains ambiguous. METHODS: We evaluated ultrasonographic markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in carotid and femoral arteries of 86 patients with thrombotic APS [43 primary APS (PAPS), 43 systemic lupus erythematosus-associated APS (SLE/APS)], 86 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 86 healthy controls, individually matched for age and gender, and investigated their associations with traditional and disease-related factors in APS...
October 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149815/stroke-and-hypertension-an-appraisal-from-pathophysiology-to-clinical-practice
#6
Agata Buonacera, Benedetta Stancanelli, Lorenzo Malatino
Stroke as a cause of long-term disability is a growing public health burden. Therefore, focusing on prevention is important. The most prominent aim of this strategy is to treat modifiable risk factors, such as arterial hypertension, the leading modifiable contributor to stroke. Thus, efforts to adequately reduce blood pressure (BP) among hypertensives are mandatory. In this respect, although safety and benefits of BP control related to long-term outcome have been largely demonstrated, there are open questions that remain to be addressed, such as optimal timing to initiate BP reduction and BP goals to be targeted...
November 16, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148900/combined-interventional-and-surgical-treatment-of-tandem-middle-cerebral-artery-embolus-and-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-case-report
#7
Mark B Frenkel, Jaclyn J Renfrow, Jasmeet Singh, Nitin Garg, Stacey Q Wolfe
Tandem internal carotid artery (ICA) origin occlusion and middle cerebral artery (MCA) thromboembolism is a life-threatening condition with poor neurological outcome. The authors report on a patient presenting with acute ischemic stroke from a tandem ICA and MCA occlusion with penumbra. Emergency MCA mechanical thrombectomy was performed through percutaneous cervical ICA access due to the inability to cross the cervical carotid occlusion. Emergency carotid endarterectomy to reperfuse the poorly collateralized hemisphere and repair the ICA access site was performed 2 hours after completion of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) infusion...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148891/hyperventilation-and-breath-holding-test-with-indocyanine-green-kinetics-predicts-cerebral-hyperperfusion-after-carotid-artery-stenting
#8
Ichiro Nakagawa, Shohei Yokoyama, Daisuke Wajima, Fumihiko Nishimura, Shuichi Yamada, Hiroshi Yokota, Yasushi Motoyama, Young Su Park, Takeshi Wada, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) is a serious complication following carotid artery stenting (CAS), but definitive early prediction of CHS has not been established. Here, we evaluated whether indocyanine green kinetics and near-infrared spectroscopy (ICG-NIRS) with hyperventilation (HV) and the breath-holding (BH) test can predict hyperperfusion phenomenon after CAS. The blood flow index (BFI) ratio during HV and BH was prospectively monitored using ICG-NIRS in 66 patients scheduled to undergo CAS. Preoperative cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) and the postoperative asymmetry index (AI) were also assessed with single-photon emission computed tomography before and after CAS and the correlation with the BFI HV/rest ratio, BFI BH/rest ratio was evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148586/a-dynamic-ultrasound-simulation-of-a-pulsating-three-layered-cca-for-validation-of-2d-wall-motion-and-blood-velocity-estimation-algorithms
#9
Xiao Hu, Yufeng Zhang, Guanghui Cai, Kexin Zhang, Li Deng, Lian Gao, Suya Han, Jianhua Chen
PURPOSE: A dynamic ultrasound simulation model for the common carotid artery (CCA) with three arterial layers for validation of 2D wall motion and blood velocity estimation algorithms is proposed in present study. This model describes layers with not only characteristics of echo distributions conforming to clinical ones, but also varying thicknesses, axial and radial displacements with pulsatile blood pressure during a cardiac cycle. METHODS: The modeling process is as follows: first, a geometrical model according with the clinical structure size of a CCA is built based on the preset layer thicknesses and the diameter of lumen...
November 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148423/non-invasive-vascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-review-of-the-data-and-future-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
Athanase D Protogerou, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios G Tzioufas
Vascular inflammation in small to large veins and arteries contributes substantially to mortality above that of the general population in Behçet's disease. Recent data verified also the presence of accelerated classical subclinical arterial damage (atheromatosis, arteriosclerosis, arterial hypertrophy) even in patients free of overt vascular complications, and may be complementary to that of vasculitis. Early detection of such vascular damage might provide helpful pathophysiological insight and potentially even guide treatment management...
October 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148412/psychological-comorbidities-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-greek-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-potential-contribution-of-sleep-impairment
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Theofanis Karageorgas, Dimitrios Ioakeimidis, Clio P Mavragani
OBJECTIVES: Impaired sleep and psychological disorders are increasingly recognised as prevalent comorbidities in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), as well as important contributors of atherosclerosis in the general population. In the current study we sought to explore a potential role of psychological comorbidities in the pronounced atherosclerotic risk of pSS patients. METHODS: Fifty-nine pSS patients fulfilling the ACR/EULAR criteria completed specific validated questionnaires assessing fatigue, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148246/impact-of-hospital-volume-on-long-term-neurological-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-artery-stenting-a-nationwide-propensity-score-matched-study-doi-10-1002-ccd-26989
#12
Chi-Sheng Hung, Chih-Fan Yeh, Mao-Shin Lin, Ying-Hsien Chen, Ching-Chang Huang, Hung-Yuan Li, Hsien-Li Kao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148180/dna-methylation-in-the-central-and-efferent-limbs-of-the-chemo-reflex-requires-carotid-body-neural-activity
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Jayasri Nanduri, Ying-Jie Peng, Ning Wang, Shakil A Khan, Gregg L Semenza, Nanduri R Prabhakar
Long-term exposure to intermittent hypoxia (LT-IH; 30 days), simulating blood O2 profiles during sleep apnea, has been shown to repress anti-oxidant enzyme (AOE) gene expression by DNA methylation in the carotid body (CB) reflex pathway, resulting in persistent elevation of plasma catecholamine levels and blood pressure. The present study examined the mechanisms by which LT-IH induces DNA methylation. Adult rats exposed to LT-IH showed elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the CB, nucleus tractus solitarius (nTS) and rostroventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and adrenal medulla (AM), which represent the central and efferent limbs of the CB reflex, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148012/use-of-bovine-carotid-artery-for-buttonhole-technique-hemodialysis
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Earl Schuman, Philip Alexander, Amy Ronfeld
PURPOSE: Assess the feasibility of using a bovine carotid artery graft for buttonhole technique hemodialysis in patients who are not candidates for a native fistula. METHODS: Case reports used to demonstrate selection criteria and results for this approach. Criteria include: knowledgeable patient with prior dialysis experience, stable graft in place for 3 months minimum, not a candidate for a native fistula, and able to maintain close follow-up. RESULTS: Both grafts were based on axillary vessels and have been in place for a total of 64 months...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147634/intracranial-ischemic-infarct-due-to-blunt-force-trauma-in-a-high-school-football-player
#15
Brandon I Esianor, Ali S Haider, Margaret I Engelhardt, Tijani Osumah, Steven Vayalumkal, Richa Thakur, Dean Leonard, Jeffrey Haithcock, Kennith F Layton
Ischemic stroke is an uncommon cause of death among teenagers and young adults; however, the etiologies differ when compared to ischemic strokes in older individuals. Large-vessel atherosclerosis and small-vessel disease causing ischemic stroke are rare for the teenage population, while cervicocerebral arterial dissections account for up to 20% of ischemic strokes. Here, we present the case of a 16-year-old male who developed internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) after a head injury and subsequently developed ischemic stroke and seizures...
September 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147633/a-unique-case-of-carotid-splaying-by-a-cervical-vagal-neurofibroma-and-the-role-of-neuroradiology-in-surgical-management
#16
Sally A Itawi, Mark Buehler, Robert E Mrak, Tarek R Mansour, Yacine Medhkour, Azedine Medhkour
Carotid splaying, also known as the Lyre sign, is a widening of the carotid bifurcation due to the displacement of the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery just distal to the point of divergence. This phenomenon is classically exhibited by highly vascularized carotid body tumors and, in rare cases, by cervical sympathetic chain schwannomas. Demonstration of the Lyre sign by a cervical vagal neurofibroma, however, is a unique occurrence that has not been previously documented in the literature...
September 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147596/carotidynia-a-rare-diagnosis-for-unilateral-neck-pain-revealed-by-cross-sectional-imaging
#17
Corrado Santarosa, Salvatore Stefanelli, Roman Sztajzel, Pravin Mundada, Minerva Becker
Idiopathic carotidynia (IC) is a rare and poorly understood syndrome consisting of unilateral neck pain, tenderness, and increased pulsations over the affected carotid bifurcation. A growing body of evidence supports the hypothesis that IC is a distinct clinicopathologic entity with characteristic imaging features. We report the case of a 34-year-old Caucasian male presenting with intense unilateral neck pain in the emergency setting. Computed tomography and ultrasonography revealed fusiform eccentric thickening of the ipsilateral carotid bifurcation without vessel narrowing...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147595/synchronous-ganglioneuroma-and-schwannoma-mistaken-for-carotid-body-tumor
#18
Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos, Angeliki Cheva, Styliani Papaemmanuil, Konstantinos Vahtsevanos, Konstantinos Antoniades
Ganglioneuromas are a very rare benign neural tumor, commonly derived from the ganglia of the sympathetic system, and are composed of mature Schwann cells, ganglion cells, and nerve fibres. They may arise anywhere from the base of the skull to the pelvis along the paravertebral sympathetic plexus. We report a rare case of synchronous ganglioneuroma and schwannoma, mistaken for carotid body tumor. The coexistence of these two entities in head and neck region is very rare.
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147475/an-extensive-chronic-aortic-dissection-presenting-with-acute-embolic-stroke
#19
Sijan Basnet, Naba Raj Mainali, Biswaraj Tharu, Rashmi Dhital, Dilli Ram Poudel
Herein, we present a rare case of extensive chronic aortic dissection with extension to bilateral subclavian arteries, bilateral common carotid arteries, right internal carotid artery, bilateral proximal external iliac arteries and simultaneous presentation of acute embolic stroke and seizure. The rarity of this case presentation and the presence of neurological features necessitated a high index of clinical suspicion to reach the definitive diagnosis. This study also demonstrates a unique situation requiring correlation between chronic aortic dissection and multi-organ system dysfunction from chronic ischemia...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146830/mechanical-thrombectomy-performs-similarly-in-real-world-practice-a-2016-nationwide-study-from-the-czech-republic
#20
Ondrej Volny, Antonin Krajina, Silvie Belaskova, Michal Bar, Petra Cimflova, Roman Herzig, Daniel Sanak, Ales Tomek, Martin Köcher, Miloslav Rocek, Radek Padr, Filip Cihlar, Miroslava Nevsimalova, Lubomir Jurak, Roman Havlicek, Martin Kovar, Petr Sevcik, Vladimir Rohan, Jan Fiksa, Bijoy K Menon, Robert Mikulik
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials have proven mechanical thrombectomy (MT) to be a highly effective and safe treatment in acute stroke. The purpose of this study was to compare neurothrombectomy data from the Czech Republic (CR) with data from the HERMES meta-analysis. METHODS: Available nationwide data for the CR from 2016 from the Safe Implementation of Treatments in Stroke-Thrombectomy (SITS-TBY) registry for patients with terminal internal carotid artery (ICA) and/or middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions were compared with data from HERMES...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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