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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055065/effect-of-fish-oil-supplementation-and-aspirin-use-on-arteriovenous-fistula-failure-in-patients-requiring-hemodialysis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ashley B Irish, Andrea K Viecelli, Carmel M Hawley, Lai-Seong Hooi, Elaine M Pascoe, Peta-Anne Paul-Brent, Sunil V Badve, Trevor A Mori, Alan Cass, Peter G Kerr, David Voss, Loke-Meng Ong, Kevan R Polkinghorne
Importance: Vascular access dysfunction is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients requiring hemodialysis. Arteriovenous fistulae are preferred over synthetic grafts and central venous catheters due to superior long-term outcomes and lower health care costs, but increasing their use is limited by early thrombosis and maturation failure. ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oils) have pleiotropic effects on vascular biology and inflammation and aspirin impairs platelet aggregation, which may reduce access failure...
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036112/protocol-of-glucose-control-safety-and-efficacy-in-type-2-diabetes-a-network-meta-analysis-glucose-dinet-protocol-rational-and-design
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Guillaume Grenet, Audrey Lajoinie, Shams Ribault, Gia Bao Nguyen, Thomas Linet, Augustin Metge, Catherine Cornu, Michel Cucherat, Philippe Moulin, François Gueyffier
The aim of this study is to propose a ranking of the currently available antidiabetic drugs, regarding vascular clinical outcomes, in type 2 diabetic patients, through a network meta-analysis approach. Randomized clinical trials, regardless of the blinding design, testing contemporary antidiabetic drugs and considering clinically relevant outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus will be included. The primary outcomes of this analysis will be overall mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and major cardiovascular events...
December 30, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011470/advances-in-experimental-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy-for-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme
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REVIEW
Jiri Polivka, Jiri Polivka, Lubos Holubec, Tereza Kubikova, Vladimir Priban, Ondrej Hes, Kristyna Pivovarcikova, Inka Treskova
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) represents the most malignant primary brain tumor in adults with generally dismal prognosis, early clinical deterioration and high mortality. GBM is extremely invasive, characterized by intense and aberrant vascularization and high resistance to multimodal treatment. Standard therapy (surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy with temozolomide) has very limited effectiveness, with median overall survival of patients no longer than 15 months. Progress in genetics and epigenetics of GBM over the past decade has revealed various aberrations in cellular signaling pathways, the tumor microenvironment, and pathological angiogenesis...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008705/navigating-the-mesentery-part-ii-vascular-abnormalities-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Jens Marius Nesgaard, Bojan V Stimec, Arne Olav Bakka, Bjorn Edwin, Dejan Ignjatovic
AIM: Vascular abnormalities present benefits and/or disadvantages for the patient undergoing surgery. The aims of this study were to define, classify, and demonstrate the courses and to assess the clinical value of arterial and venous abnormalities in the central mesentery. METHOD: We conducted a review of the anatomy of 340 patients planned for enrolment in the "Safe Radical D3 Right Hemicolectomy for Cancer through Preoperative Biphasic MDCT Angiography" trial, 312 of whom were submitted to surgery...
December 23, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992624/association-of-perioperative-statin-use-with-mortality-and-morbidity-after-major-noncardiac-surgery
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Martin J London, Gregory G Schwartz, Kwan Hur, William G Henderson
Importance: The efficacy of statins in reducing perioperative cardiovascular and other organ system complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery remains controversial. Owing to a paucity of randomized clinical trials, analyses of large databases may facilitate informed hypothesis generation and more efficient trial design. Objective: To evaluate associations of early perioperative statin use with outcomes in a national cohort of veterans undergoing noncardiac surgery...
December 19, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988091/pulmonary-complications-after-open-abdominal-aortic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laura Pasin, Pasquale Nardelli, Alessandro Belletti, Massimiliano Greco, Giovanni Landoni, Luca Cabrini, Roberto Chiesa, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) are among the most common complications after noncardiac surgery. Men, smokers, and elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure are more likely to experience PPC. The majority of patients undergoing vascular surgery belong in these categories and are at higher risk of developing PPC. Moreover, the surgical site is one of the most important risk factors associated with PPC, and aortic surgery carries the highest risk...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987602/cost-analysis-and-implications-of-routine-deep-venous-thrombosis-duplex-ultrasound-scanning-after-endovenous-ablation
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REVIEW
Luis Suarez, Erica Tangney, Thomas F O'Donnell, Mark D Iafrati
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasound (DUS) is performed by the majority of physicians after endovenous ablation (EVA) of the great saphenous vein to screen for endovenous heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) at the saphenofemoral junction extending into the femoral vein. Several factors should be considered in assessing the value and cost of routine DUS after EVA: the natural history of EHIT is poorly defined, the incidence appears low, and the majority are both asymptomatic and Kabnick type 2 (projecting only slightly into the femoral vein)...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977064/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-for-choroidal-neovascularisation-in-people-with-pathological-myopia
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REVIEW
Ying Zhu, Ting Zhang, Gezhi Xu, Lijun Peng
BACKGROUND: Choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) is a common complication of pathological myopia. Once developed, most eyes with myopic CNV (mCNV) experience a progression to macular atrophy, which leads to irreversible vision loss. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy is used to treat diseases characterised by neovascularisation and is increasingly used to treat mCNV. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy for choroidal neovascularisation (CNV), compared with other treatments, sham treatment or no treatment, in people with pathological myopia...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973960/the-accuracy-and-the-safety-of-individualized-3d-printing-screws-insertion-templates-for-cervical-screw-insertion
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Ting Deng, Minghui Jiang, Qing Lei, Lihong Cai, Li Chen
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical trial for cervical screw insertion by using individualized 3-dimensional (3D) printing screw insertion templates device. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and accuracy of the individualized 3D printing screw insertion template in the cervical spine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients who underwent posterior cervical fusion surgery with cervical pedicle screws, laminar screws or lateral mass screws between December 2014 and December 2015 were involved in this study...
December 2016: Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957316/effect-of-folic-acid-therapy-on-homocysteine-level-in-patients-with-atherosclerosis-or-buerger-s-disease-and-in-healthy-individuals-a-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Hadi Saeed Modaghegh, Hassan Ravari, Mohammad Zare Haghighi, Ata'ollah Rajabnejad
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia is considered a risk factor for atherosclerosis and some other vascular diseases such as Buerger's disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure the Homocysteine levels in 3 different groups of participants (Buerger's disease, atherosclerosis patients, and healthy cases) and determine the therapeutic effect of folic acid therapy on homocysteine levels for these three groups. METHODS: This nonrandomized clinical trial study was conducted in the vascular and endovascular surgery research center of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Mashhad, Iran...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913755/applications-of-three-dimensional-printing-in-surgery
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Chi Li, Tsz Fung Cheung, Vei Chen Fan, Kin Man Sin, Chrisity Wai Yan Wong, Gilberto Ka Kit Leung
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a rapidly advancing technology in the field of surgery. This article reviews its contemporary applications in 3 aspects of surgery, namely, surgical planning, implants and prostheses, and education and training. Three-dimensional printing technology can contribute to surgical planning by depicting precise personalized anatomy and thus a potential improvement in surgical outcome. For implants and prosthesis, the technology might overcome the limitations of conventional methods such as visual discrepancy from the recipient's body and unmatching anatomy...
December 1, 2016: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905693/revisiting-the-cost-effectiveness-of-screening-65-year-old-men-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-based-on-data-from-an-implemented-screening-programme
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Jakob Hager, Martin Henriksson, Per Carlsson, Toste Länne, Fredrik Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Health economic analyses based on randomized trials have shown that screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) cost-effectively decreases AAA-related, as well as all- cause mortality. However, follow-up from implemented screening programmes now reveal substantially changed conditions in terms of prevalence, attendance rate, costs and mortality after intervention. Our aim was to evaluate whether screening for AAA among 65-year-old men is cost-effective based on contemporary data on prevalence and attendance rates from an ongoing AAA screening programme...
December 1, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902645/effect-of-nerve-stimulation-use-on-the-success-rate-of-ultrasound-guided-subsartorial-saphenous-nerve-block-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shaylyn H Montgomery, Colleen M Shamji, Grace S Yi, Cynthia H Yarnold, Stephen J Head, Scott C Bell, Stephan K W Schwarz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided subsartorial saphenous nerve block is commonly used to provide complete surgical anesthesia of the foot and ankle in combination with a popliteal sciatic nerve block. However, in part owing to its small caliber and absence of a prominent vascular landmark in the subsartorial plane distal to the adductor canal, the saphenous nerve is more difficult to reliably block than the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa. Although the saphenous nerve is a sensory nerve only, neurostimulation can be used to elicit a "tapping" sensation on the anteromedial aspect of the lower leg extending toward the medial malleolus...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
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REVIEW
Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
BACKGROUND: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897119/glaucoma-hot-topics-in-pharmacology
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Shiama I Balendra, Parth Arvind Shah, Mishank Jain, Andrzej Grzybowski, Maria Francesca Cordeiro
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma comprises a group of neurodegenerative diseases resulting in retinal ganglion cell death within the optic nerve head. It is projected to affect almost 80 million people worldwide by 2020. The condition's asymptomatic nature translates to over half of glaucoma sufferers being unaware of their condition. By the time of diagnosis, irreversible blindness is likely to have occurred. Prime areas of glaucoma research therefore include identification and optimization of risk factors for the disease, accurate and early diagnostic tools and novel therapeutic methods...
29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884849/access-hd-pilot-a-randomised-feasibility-trial-comparing-catheters-with-fistulas-in-elderly-patients-starting-haemodialysis
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Robert Quinn, Pietro Ravani
INTRODUCTION: The selection of the type of vascular access for haemodialysis is an important intervention question. However, only observational studies are available to inform decision-making in this area, and they are at high risk of selection bias. While a clinical trial comparing the effects of the 2 most frequently chosen strategies for haemodialysis access (fistulas and catheters) on patient important and 'hard' clinical end points is needed, the feasibility of such a trial is uncertain...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871211/registry-and-health-insurance-claims-data-in-vascular-research-and-quality-improvement
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Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Franziska Heidemann, Henrik Christian Rieß, Konstanze Stoberock, Sebastian Eike Debus
The expansion of procedures in multidisciplinary vascular medicine has sparked a controversy regarding measures of quality improvement. In addition to primary registries, the use of health insurance claims data is becoming of increasing importance. However, due to the fact that health insurance claims data are not collected for scientific evaluation but rather for reimbursement purposes, meticulous validation is necessary before and during usage in research and quality improvement matters. This review highlights the advantages and disadvantages of such data sources...
November 22, 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829449/efficacy-of-brief-behavioral-counselling-by-allied-health-professionals-to-promote-physical-activity-in-people-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-bipp-study-protocol-for-a-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicola W Burton, Zanfina Ademi, Stuart Best, Maria A Fiatarone Singh, Jason S Jenkins, Kenny D Lawson, Anthony S Leicht, Yorgi Mavros, Yian Noble, Paul Norman, Richard Norman, Belinda J Parmenter, Jenna Pinchbeck, Christopher M Reid, Sophie E Rowbotham, Lisan Yip, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is recommended for people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and can improve walking capacity and quality of life; and reduce pain, requirement for surgery and cardiovascular events. This trial will assess the efficacy of a brief behavioral counselling intervention delivered by allied health professionals to improve physical activity in people with PAD. METHODS: This is a multi-center randomised controlled trial in four cities across Australia...
November 9, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799170/troponin-elevations-after-non-cardiac-non-vascular-surgery-are-predictive-of-major-adverse-cardiac-events-and-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
S Ekeloef, M Alamili, P J Devereaux, I Gögenur
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing non-cardiac, non-vascular surgery are at risk of major cardiovascular complications. In non-cardiac surgery, troponin elevation has previously been shown to be an independent predictor of major adverse cardiac events and postoperative mortality; however, a majority of studies have focused on vascular surgery patients. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine whether troponin elevation is a predictor of major adverse cardiac events and mortality within 30 days and 1 yr after non-cardiac, non-vascular surgery...
November 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797404/pentasaccharides-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Kezhou Dong, Yanzhi Song, Xiaodong Li, Jie Ding, Zhiyong Gao, Daopei Lu, Yimin Zhu
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common condition with potentially serious and life-threatening consequences. The standard method of thromboprophylaxis uses an anticoagulant such as low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or warfarin. In recent years, another type of anticoagulant, pentasaccharide, an indirect factor Xa inhibitor, has shown good anticoagulative effect in clinical trials. Three types of pentasaccharides are available: short-acting fondaparinux, long-acting idraparinux and idrabiotaparinux...
October 31, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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