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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424324/preventing-venous-thromboembolism-in-ambulatory-cancer-patients-the-onkotev-study
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Chiara Alessandra Cella, Giovanni Di Minno, Chiara Carlomagno, Michele Arcopinto, Anna Maria Cerbone, Elide Matano, Antonella Tufano, Florian Lordick, Biagio De Simone, Katja Sibylle Muehlberg, Dario Bruzzese, Laura Attademo, Claudia Arturo, Marta Sodano, Roberto Moretto, Ersilia La Fata, Sabino De Placido
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of risk model scores to predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) in ambulatory cancer patients is under investigation, aiming to stratify on an individual risk basis the subset of the cancer population that could mostly benefit from primary thromboprophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively assessed 843 patients with active cancers, collecting clinical and laboratory data. We screened all the patients with a duplex ultrasound (B-mode imaging and Doppler waveform analysis) of the upper and lower limbs to evaluate the right incidence of VTE (both asymptomatic and symptomatic)...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420481/safety-and-feasibility-of-subcutaneous-purse-string-suture-of-the-femoral-vein-after-electrophysiological-procedures-on-uninterrupted-oral-anticoagulation
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Marc Kottmaier, Felix Bourier, Tilko Reents, Alina Reiter, Marielouise Kornmayer, Verena Semmler, Martha Telishevska, Katharina Koch-Büttner, Michael Deiss, Stephanie Brooks, Christian Grebmer, Carsten Lennerz, Christoph Kolb, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer
The aim of this study was to compare safety and feasibility of a subcutaneous purse-string suture (PSS) with manual compression (MC) to gain hemostasis in patients after multiple femoral venous punctures undergoing electrophysiological procedures on uninterrupted oral anticoagulation (OAK). A total of 784 patients who underwent catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (n = 564) or (a)typical atrial flutter (n = 220) were assessed. Four hundred sixty-two patients received PSS (58.9%) and 322 patients (41...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411701/lack-of-symmetry-in-the-major-lower-limb-veins
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Anirudh Chandrashekar, Antonios Gasparis, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: Contemporary texts frequently present the venous system of the lower limb as a prime example of bilateral symmetry. However, overt bilateral asymmetry may be noted. This study was designed to examine and to quantify the level of symmetry in the lower extremity veins. METHODS: This prospective cohort study evaluated major anatomic differences between right and left lower extremity veins in adult patients. Two hundred patients presenting with signs and symptoms of chronic venous disease (CVD; class 2-6) and venous reflux on duplex ultrasound were examined...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400218/outcomes-of-the-japanese-multicenter-viabahn-trial-of-endovascular-stent-grafting-for-superficial-femoral-artery-lesions
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Takao Ohki, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masaaki Uematsu, Terutoshi Yamaoka, Koji Maeda, Yuji Kanaoka
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess 1-year safety, efficacy, and invasiveness outcomes of endovascular stent grafting of symptomatic long lesions (≥10 cm) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) as a substitute for above-knee open bypass surgery. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter (15 hospitals) study assessed heparin-coated stent grafts for the treatment of long SFA lesions in Japanese subjects with peripheral arterial disease. Inclusion criteria were Rutherford category 2 to 5 symptoms (grade 5 without active infection), ankle-brachial index ≤0...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395788/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-an-update
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REVIEW
Jeroen J Kolkman, Robert H Geelkerken
Although the prevalence of mesenteric artery stenoses (MAS) is high, symptomatic chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is rare. The collateral network in the mesenteric circulation, a remnant of the extensive embryonal vascular network, serves to prevent most cases of ischemia. This explains the high incidence of MAS and relative rarity of cases of CMI. The number of affected vessels is the major determinant in CMI development. Most subjects with single vessel mesenteric stenosis do not develop ischemic complaints...
February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395786/vascular-imaging-of-the-mesenteric-vasculature
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REVIEW
Louisa J D van Dijk, André S van Petersen, Adriaan Moelker
Imaging of the mesenteric vasculature is crucial in diagnosing vascular disease of the gastro-intestinal tract such as acute or chronic mesenteric ischemia caused by arterial stenosis, embolism or thrombosis, mesenteric vein thrombosis and mesenteric aneurysm or dissection. The reference standard for imaging of the mesenteric vasculature is digital subtraction angiography. However, modalities as duplex ultrasonography, computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography are developing rapidly and may provide accurate imaging non-invasively...
February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393000/clinical-experience-with-ultrasound-guided-angioplasty-for-vascular-access
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Seong Cho, Yu-Ji Lee, Sung-Rok Kim
BACKGROUND: The use of ultrasound guided percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (UG-PTA), which use ultrasound as an imaging modality, is an evolving strategy. But, in Korea, this method is rarely used. We report our experiences with UG-PTA with respect to technical success rates and complication rates compared to conventional PTA (C-PTA), performed between 2010 and 2015 at Samsung Changwon Hospital, Korea. METHODS: In our series, 53 cases of UG-PTA and 90 cases of C-PTA were reviewed, respectively...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392182/differences-in-cavernosal-artery-parameters-according-to-different-anatomic-sampling-locations-during-the-diagnosis-of-vascular-erectile-dysfunction-using-duplex-ultrasound
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Fabio Pezzoni, Fabrizio Ildefonso Scroppo, Giorgio Cavallini
OBJECTIVE: To establish a standard location for examining penile cavernosal arteries (CAs) using dynamic duplex Doppler ultrasound (PDDU) examination in the diagnosis of non-arterial erectile dysfunction (ED) or arterial insufficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two groups of 105 patients each were enrolled. The first group (age 56.3 ± 6.0 years) displayed clinical patterns of arterial insufficiency; the second group (age 35.2 ± 4.7 years) displayed clinical patterns of non-arterial ED...
April 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382268/rare-vascular-anomalies-in-the-femoral-triangle-during-varicose-vein-surgery
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Duk Sil Kim, Sung Wan Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Kyung Hwan Byun, Michael SungPil Choe
BACKGROUND: We observed several cases of rare vascular anomalies within the femoral triangle during varicose vein operations. METHODS: From among 2,093 patients who underwent stripping operations of the great saphenous vein between January 2002 and June 2016, 14 cases of rare vascular anomalies were enrolled in this study. RESULTS: Twelve cases of femoral artery and vein transposition (0.57%), 1 case of separate entrance of the great saphenous vein trunk and its tributaries (0...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378184/vascular-age-as-a-predictor-of-side-effects-after-facial-lipofilling
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Brakica Tepavcevic, Djordje Radak, Milan Jovanovic, Sandra Radak, Darija Kisic Tepavcevic
BACKGROUND: Vascular age (VA) represents chronological age adjusted for an individual's atherosclerotic burden. Keeping in mind the fact that facial vascularization could influence the success of esthetic interventions, we aimed to investigate the predictive value of VA in development of side effects following facial lipofilling. METHODS: In the period from October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2015, 106 consecutive subjects who underwent a facial lipofilling were included in the study...
April 4, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374705/-effects-of-chronic-tabacco-smoking-on-the-cerebral-blood-flow
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N V Zakharchuk, V A Nevzorova, V M Chertok, N S Sarafanova
AIM: To study an effect of chronic smoking on cerebral hemodynamics and cerebrovascular reactivity in different segments of the arterial system of the brain in men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male patients enrolled in the study were divided into two groups: controls (n=11) and smokers (n=24) with index 30.7 pack-year smoking history. Haemorheological parameters: viscosity of blood, aggregation of erythrocytes, hematocrit, fibrinogen were evaluated in both groups. Using carotid duplex ultrasound (MyLab 50 Esaote, Italy), intima-media thickness (IMT) of common carotid arteries (CCA) was measured...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370148/the-serial-duplex-index-improves-differential-diagnosis-of-acute-renal-transplant-dysfunction
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Markus Meier, Lutz Fricke, Katrin Eikenbusch, Emma Smith, Jan Kramer, Hendrik Lehnert, Martin Nitschke
OBJECTIVES: Renal duplex sonography represents a standard noninvasive diagnostic procedure to demonstrate morphologic changes in acute kidney transplant dysfunction. We investigated whether a newly developed serial duplex index (SDI) can differentiate between acute cellular rejection and acute vascular rejection more effectively than the established Doppler parameters of the resistive index (RI) and pulsatility index (PI) in recently transplanted patients. METHODS: Serial duplex scans of patients with histologically proven acute tubular necrosis (n = 25), acute cellular rejection (n = 28), acute vascular rejection (n = 18), and normal graft function (n = 50, partially protocol biopsied) were retrospectively analyzed...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341501/normal-lower-extremity-duplex-findings-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-basis-for-vascular-laboratory-interpretation
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Sheena K Harris, Matthew Roos, Jeffrey Crawford, Erica L Mitchell, Gregory Landry, Gregory L Moneta
INTRODUCTION: and Objectives: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been shown to cause changes in carotid artery duplex-derived flow velocity waveforms; however, possible effects on lower extremity arterial duplex (LEAD) findings have not been characterized. We sought to characterize LEAD findings in patients with LVADs to establish a basis for vascular laboratory interpretation of LEAD in patients with LVADs. METHODS: Retrospective single institution review of all patients with LEAD performed after LVAD implantation from 2003-2014...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340844/anatomic-diversity-encountered-during-laparoscopic-hand-assisted-transperitoneal-donor-nephrectomy-a-case-report-of-complete-caval-duplication
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S L Kirecci, M Demir, M Ilgi, M Battal, A I Dokucu, A Unsal
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is widely used to retrieve a kidney for transplantation. Preoperative evaluation of the donor is of crucial importance to the recipient. In particular, vascular anatomy should be assessed with the help of modern imaging modalities. We present a hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy of a kidney donor with a complete duplex vena cava. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic as a kidney donor for his 20-year-old son...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330434/is-there-an-effect-of-race-ethnicity-on-early-complications-of-iliac-vein-stenting
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Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Samson Ferm, Pavel Kibric, Afsha Aurshina, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
Background There have been well-documented implications of race/ethnicity on the outcome of various vascular diseases. Little literature has examined the effect of race/ethnicity on venous disease. Iliac vein stenting is an emerging technology in treating chronic venous insufficiency. To further characterize this disease and its treatment, we chose to study the effect of selected clinical factors including race/ethnicity on the early complications of non-thrombotic iliac vein stenting. Methods In this observational study, data analysis was performed for 623 patients with chronic venous insufficiency who underwent iliac vein stenting during the time period from August 2012 to September 2014...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324353/the-fast-d-protocol-a-simple-method-to-rule-out-traumatic-vascular-injuries-of-the-lower-extremities
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Miguel Angel Montorfano, Lisandro Miguel Montorfano, Federico Perez Quirante, Federico Rodríguez, Leonardo Vera, Luca Neri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to assess the accuracy of a Fast Doppler protocol for the examination of an injured lower limb, namely 2-Point Fast Doppler (2PFD), in order to rapidly triage arterial lesions after penetrating trauma. METHODS: The presence of flow and the aspects of the Doppler waveform of the dorsalis pedis artery (DPA) and posterior tibial artery (PTA) of the injured lower limb (2PFD) were evaluated immediately before the execution of a standardized Color Duplex Doppler (SD) evaluation in 149 limbs of 140 patients with gunshot penetrating injuries...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323231/carotid-endarterectomy-in-the-southern-california-vascular-outcomes-improvement-collaborative
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Kaelan Chan, Ahmed Abouzamzam, Karen Woo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the variation in practice patterns and associated outcomes for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) within the Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative (So Cal VOICe), a regional quality group of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). METHODS: All cases entered in the CEA registry by the So Cal VOICe were included in the study. RESULTS: From September 2010 through September 2015, 1110 CEA cases were entered by nine centers in the So Cal VOICe...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316309/high-resolution-ct-angiogram-for-lower-extremity-vein-mapping
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Mark P Wright, Matthew R Smeds, Lonnie Wright, Ahsan T Ali
High-resolution CT angiogram (CTA) has replaced traditional diagnostic angiography as the main preoperative imaging modality for vascular surgery patients. Although the use of CTA is increasing for arterial imaging, it has not been used routinely for vein mapping. The goal of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of CTA for venous anatomy and compare it to a standard venous duplex ultrasound (DUS). When the vein was used for bypass, the quality and size of the vein were evaluated in the operating room. As part of a preoperative workup before lower extremity revascularization, 16 patients underwent a CTA followed by a DUS...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303670/a-randomized-comparison-of-modified-subcutaneous-z-stitch-versus-manual-compression-to-achieve-hemostasis-after-large-caliber-femoral-venous-sheath-removal
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Radoslaw Pracon, Sripal Bangalore, Jan Henzel, Iwona Cendrowska-Demkow, Barbara Pregowska-Chwala, Agnieszka Tarnowska, Zofia Dzielinska, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski, Marcin Demkow
OBJECTIVES: To compare subcutaneous "Z"-stitch versus manual compression in attaining hemostasis after large bore femoral venous access, and to assess its impact on venous patency. BACKGROUND: Structural interventions increasingly require large caliber venous access, for which convenient, safe, and effective method of postprocedural hemostasis is needed. "Z"-stitch has been introduced for this purpose in some centers but systematic data on its performance is limited...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297050/preoperative-computer-simulation-for-planning-of-vascular-access-surgery-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Niek Zonnebeld, Wouter Huberts, Magda M van Loon, Tammo Delhaas, Jan H M Tordoir
INTRODUCTION: The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis patients. Unfortunately, 20-40% of all constructed AVFs fail to mature (FTM), and are therefore not usable for hemodialysis. AVF maturation importantly depends on postoperative blood volume flow. Predicting patient-specific immediate postoperative flow could therefore support surgical planning. A computational model predicting blood volume flow is available, but the effect of blood flow predictions on the clinical endpoint of maturation (at least 500 mL/min blood volume flow, diameter of the venous cannulation segment ≥4 mm) remains undetermined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
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