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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049809/association-of-quality-improvement-registry-participation-with-appropriate-follow-up-after-vascular-procedures
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Benjamin S Brooke, Adam W Beck, Larry W Kraiss, Andrew W Hoel, Andrea M Austin, Amir A Ghaffarian, Jack L Cronenwett, Philip P Goodney
Importance: Ensuring that patients undergo surveillance imaging after surgery is a key quality metric after many vascular procedures. It is unclear whether hospital participation in a national quality improvement registry such as the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) achieves this goal. Objective: To determine if hospital participation in the VQI registry is associated with increased rates of surveillance imaging after vascular procedures. Design, Setting, and Participants: A quasi-experimental study used Medicare claims to study 2174 US hospitals in which 1 530 102 patients had undergone an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), 1 403 067 patients had undergone a lower extremity bypass (LEB) or peripheral vascular intervention (PVI), and 294 942 patients had undergone carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2012...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049525/impact-of-the-haga-braincare-strategy-on-the-burden-of-haemodynamic-and-embolic-strokes-related-to-cardiac-surgery
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Friso Duynstee, Ruud W M Keunen, Agnes van Sonderen, Ali M Keyhan-Falsafi, Gerard J F Hoohenkerk, Gayleen Stephens, Erik Teeuws, Jan W K van Alphen, Dénes L J Tavy, Arne Mosch, Sebastiaan F T M de Bruijn, Hans van Overhagen, Frank E E Treurniet, Lucas C van Dijk, Paulien M van Kampen
OBJECTIVES: This study prospectively evaluates the impact of the Haga Braincare Strategy (HBS) on the occurrence of haemodynamic and embolic stroke in a cohort of patients who underwent coronay artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacement of a combination of both types of surgery between 2012 and 2015 at the Haga Teaching Hospitals. METHODS: The HBS is a dual strategy based on a preoperative vascular work-up of the cerebral circulation by transcranial Doppler and a perioperative monitoring of the cerebral circulation by cerebral oximetry...
June 15, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049143/hemodynamic-changes-in-paramedian-forehead-flap
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Gorkem Eskiizmir, Gokce Tanyeri Toker, Erdogan Ozgur, Serdar Tarhan, Beyhan Cengiz Ozyurt
Paramedian forehead flap is a workhorse for nasal reconstruction. However, vascular complications may lead to flap failure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the blood flow objectively and determine the hemodynamic changes in paramedian forehead flap with respect to influential factors of age, gender, and smoking. Thirty patients who had paramedian forehead flap were followed up prospectively between 2010 and 2013. The blood flow was assessed by resistance index using Color Duplex-Doppler Ultrasonography...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040971/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-vertebrobasilar-artery-dissection-with-accompanied-atherosclerosis
#4
Chun Chien, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Chih-Ping Chung
BACKGROUND: With the popularity of MRI use, vertebrobasilar artery dissection (VBD) has been found more frequently in patients with posterior circulation ischemic stroke (PCS). The relationship between VBD and atherosclerosis is unknown. The present study aimed to prove the hypothesis that PCS with pure VBD (p-VBD) and with VBD and accompanied cervical or cerebral artery atherosclerosis (a-VBD) have distinct manifestations. METHODS: Patients with VBD-related PCS who were prospectively enrolled in the Taipei Veterans General Hospital Stroke Registry between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2014 were recruited for the present study...
October 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036794/assessing-the-effect-of-different-operation-techniques-on-postoperative-duplex-ultrasound-quality-after-carotid-endarterectomy
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E Grambow, T Heller, P Wieneke, C Weiß, E Klar, M Weinrich
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasound is the first choice in diagnostics and surveillance of stenoses of the internal carotid arteries before and even after surgery. Therefore, the quality of duplex ultrasound is crucial to investigate these vascular pathologies. OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study was the evaluation whether different surgical techniques affect the postoperative quality of duplex ultrasound. METHODS: In a time period from January to May 2015 duplex ultrasound of the cervical vessels was performed in 75 patients after unilateral endarterectomy of the internal carotid artery at our department between 2006 and 2012...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993425/wrist-mass-in-a-93-year-old-woman
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Annette Marie Maznyczka, Domenico Valenti, Jonathan Byrne
A 93-year-old woman presented electively for transaortic valve implantation (TAVI), for severe aortic stenosis. She had a history of hypertension and hypothyroidism, and she was taking clopidogrel, antihypertensives and levothyroxine. In preparation for her TAVI procedure she underwent coronary angiography 4 months previously. Her coronary angiogram revealed severe three vessel disease, however, the consensus from the multidisciplinary team meeting, at that time, was to manage the coronary disease medically...
October 9, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970802/characteristics-of-carotid-artery-structure-and-mechanical-function-and-their-relationships-with-aortopathy-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valves
#7
Mihyun Kim, Chi Young Shim, Seong-Chan You, In-Jeong Cho, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
Patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) often have proximal aortic dilatation and systemic vascular dysfunction. We hypothesized that BAV patients would have different carotid artery structural and functional characteristics compared to tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) patients. In 28 patients with surgically confirmed BAV and 27 patients with TAV, intima media thickness (IMT), number of plaques, fractional area change (FAC), global circumferential strain (GCS), and standard deviation of CS (SD-CS) in both common carotid arteries were assessed using duplex ultrasound and velocity vector imaging (VVI)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964390/-vascular-medicine-and-foam-sclerotherapy-for-venous-malformations
#8
S Blaise
Vascular medicine plays a determining role in the management of vascular malformation, especially venous malformations. Ideally, therapeutic decision should be made in a multidisciplinary staff meeting. Vascular medicine plays the leading role for diagnosis and duplex-Doppler evaluation of coagulation disorders, potentially associated with an assessment of treatment feasibility using chemical or thermic endovascular techniques. Potential adherence of compression therapy must also be evaluated. Decision trees often mention sclerotherapy for the management of venous malformations...
October 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948322/long-term-results-from-the-majestic-trial-of-the-eluvia-paclitaxel-eluting-stent-for-femoropopliteal-treatment-3-year-follow-up
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Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck, Koen Keirse, Thomas Zeller, Herman Schroë, Juan Diaz-Cartelle
PURPOSE: To report the 3-year results of the MAJESTIC first-in-human study of the Eluvia Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System for treating femoropopliteal artery lesions. METHODS: The prospective, single-arm, multicenter clinical trial enrolled 57 patients with symptomatic lower limb ischemia (Rutherford category 2, 3, or 4) and lesions in the superficial femoral artery or proximal popliteal artery. Mean lesion length was 70.8 ± 28.1 mm, and 46% of lesions were occluded...
September 25, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947359/pre-operative-duplex-ultrasonography-in-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-intra-and-inter-observer-agreement
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Niek Zonnebeld, Tommy M G Maas, Wouter Huberts, Magda M van Loon, Tammo Delhaas, Jan H M Tordoir
OBJECTIVE: Although clinical guidelines on arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation advocate minimum luminal arterial and venous diameters, assessed by duplex ultrasonography (DUS), the clinical value of routine DUS examination is under debate. DUS might be an insufficiently repeatable and/or reproducible imaging modality because of its operator dependency. The present study aimed to assess intra- and inter-observer agreement of DUS examination in support of AVF surgery planning. METHODS: Ten end stage renal disease patients were included, to assess intra- and inter-observer agreement of pre-operative DUS measurements...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887264/toe-pressures-are-superior-to-duplex-parameters-in-predicting-wound-healing-following-toe-and-foot-amputations
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Patrick A Stone, Alexis Glomski, Stephanie N Thompson, Elliott Adams
BACKGROUND: No criteria, including preamputation vascular diagnostic thresholds, have been established to reliably predict healing versus nonhealing following minor lower extremity amputations. Thus, the goal of our study was to identify clinical factors, including noninvasive vascular laboratory measures, associated with wound healing following toe, forefoot, and midfoot amputations. METHODS: We retrospectively examined records of patients receiving elective toe, forefoot, or midfoot amputation at our institution over a 5-year span (2010-2015)...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887236/iatrogenic-major-venous-injury-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-of-aortic-reconstruction
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Sachinder S Hans, Steven Vang, Gul Sachwani-Daswani
BACKGROUND: Major venous injury during open aortic reconstruction though uncommon often result in sudden and massive blood loss resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. This study details the etiology, management, and outcome of such injuries. METHODS: A retrospective review of 945 patients (1981-2017) undergoing aortic reconstruction from 2 midsized (350 bed each) teaching hospitals was conducted. Seven hundred twenty-three patients (76.5%) underwent open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair/iliac aneurysm repair, 222 patients (23...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886989/factors-associated-with-contralateral-deep-venous-thrombosis-after-iliocaval-venous-stenting
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S A Khairy, R J Neves, O Hartung, G J O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: The majority of iliac venous obstructions occur on the left side, and endovascular therapy has become the first line treatment for this condition. A left common iliac venous stent will protrude into the inferior vena cava (IVC) to some extent, thereby covering the contralateral common iliac vein (CIV) outflow. This may increase the risk of thrombosis of the contralateral iliac vein. The aim of this paper was to determine the rate of, and factors associated with, contralateral lower limb venous thrombosis after stenting, and to evaluate the results of salvage revascularisation...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863083/for-the-patient-evolution-in-the-management-of-vascular-trauma
#14
David V Feliciano
There has been an evolution in the diagnosis and management of vascular trauma over the past 100 years. The primary stimulus to these changes has been the increased volume of patients with cervical, truncal, and peripheral vascular injuries during military conflicts and in civilian life.Patients with "hard" signs of a vascular injury are taken to surgery emergently with a few exceptions to be described. In contrast, patients with "soft" signs of a vascular injury undergo a careful physical examination including measurement of vascular index to determine if radiologic imaging is necessary...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860174/ubc-nepal-expedition-acute-alterations-in-sympathetic-nervous-activity-do-not-influence-brachial-artery-endothelial-function-at-sea-level-and-high-altitude
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Michael M Tymko, Joshua C Tremblay, Craig D Steinback, Jonathan P Moore, Alex B Hansen, Alexander Patrician, Connor A Howe, Ryan L Hoiland, Daniel J Green, Philip N Ainslie
Evidence indicates that increases in sympathetic nervous activity (SNA), and acclimatization to high-altitude (HA), may reduce endothelial function as assessed by brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD); however, it is unclear whether such changes in FMD are due to direct vascular constraint, or consequential altered hemodynamics (e.g. shear stress) associated with increased SNA as a consequence of exposure to HA. We hypothesized that: 1) at rest, SNA would be elevated and FMD would be reduced at HA compared to sea-level (SL); and 2) at SL and HA, FMD would be reduced when SNA was acutely increased, and elevated when SNA was acutely decreased...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813774/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Kevin Marquez, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Chad Laurich, Randall Lamfers
In this case report, we describe an unusual episode of bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by a popliteal vein aneurysm (PVA). The development of PE stems from many risk factors including obesity (BMI³ 30 kg/m2), hypertension, cigarette smoking (greater than 25 cigarettes per day), increasing age, surgery, immobility, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilia. A PVA is a rare but significant cause of PE. A 28-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressive shortness of breath...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807045/a-randomized-multi-center-prospective-study-comparing-best-medical-treatment-versus-best-medical-treatment-plus-renal-artery-stenting-in-patients-with-hemodynamically-relevant-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-radar-one-year-results-of-a-pre-maturely-terminated
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Thomas Zeller, Hans Krankenberg, Andrejs Erglis, Erwin Blessing, Torsten Fuss, Dierk Scheinert, Ralf Weser, Beatrix B Doerr, Wilfrid D Yollo, Joerg Radermacher
BACKGROUND: The indications for conservative "best medical treatment" (BMT) versus additional renal artery stenting are a matter of ongoing debate. The RADAR study aimed to evaluate the impact of percutaneous renal artery stenting on the impaired renal function in patients with hemodynamically significant atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS). METHODS: RADAR is an international, prospective, randomized (1:1) controlled study comparing BMT alone versus BMT plus renal artery stenting in patients with duplex sonographic hemodynamically relevant RAS...
August 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796991/epidemiology-of-intracranial-and-extracranial-large-artery-stenosis-in-a-population-based-study-of-stroke-in-the-middle-east
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Hamidreza Saber, Amin Amiri, Amanda G Thrift, Saverio Stranges, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Mohammad T Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Réza Behrouz, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh
BACKGROUND: Intracranial large-artery disease (LAD) is a predominant vascular lesion found in patients with stroke of Asian, African, and Hispanic origin, whereas extracranial LAD is more prevalent among Caucasians. These patterns are not well-established in the Middle East. We aimed to characterize the incidence, risk factors, and long-term outcome of LAD strokes in a Middle-Eastern population. METHODS: The Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study is a community-based study that prospectively ascertained all cases of stroke among the 450,229 inhabitants of Mashhad, Iran between 2006 and 2007...
August 11, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777398/impaired-maturation-of-arteriovenous-fistula-for-haemodialysis-due-to-forearm-artery-stenosis-percutaneous-endovascular-treatment
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Nicola Pirozzi, Jacopo Scrivano, Roberto Pirozzi, Emanuela Cordova, Giorgio Punzo, Paolo Menè
INTRODUCTION: Distal autogenous arteriovenous fistula (dAVF), considered the "gold standard" vascular access for haemodialysis, suffers from a high rate of impaired maturation. One of the usual causes is low-flow associated forearm arterial stenosis. In such cases, endovascular treatment by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty represents a helpful option to enable maturation of the vascular access.Currently, there are few reports concerning the treatment of this complication. Therefore, we describe our single-centre experience based on a retrospective review of prospectively collected data...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771491/atrial-fibrillation-in-retinal-vascular-occlusion-disease-and-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#20
Josep Callizo, Nicolas Feltgen, Antje Ammermann, Janina Ganser, Sebastian Bemme, Thomas Bertelmann, Sebastian Pfeiffer, Andre Duvinage, Klaus Gröschel, Hans Hoerauf, Rolf Wachter
BACKGROUND: Patients with retinal vascular occlusion disease have an increased risk for ischemic stroke and share some risk factors with cerebrovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to analyze the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in subjects with retinal vascular occlusive disease and anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and to compare these data to an ischemic stroke group. METHODS: Prospective, observational single-center trial. Subjects with retinal artery occlusion (RAO), retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) were included...
2017: PloS One
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