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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335896/collateral-damage-sufficient-coronary-collaterals-provide-important-yet-limited-protection-in-chronic-total-occlusions
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Rushi V Parikh, William F Fearon
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March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335895/coronary-collaterals-function-and-clinical-outcome-between-patients-with-acute-and-chronic-total-occlusion
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Jang Hoon Lee, Chang-Yeon Kim, Namkyun Kim, Se Yong Jang, Myung Hwan Bae, Dong Heon Yang, Yongkeun Cho, Shung Chull Chae, Hun Sik Park
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to demonstrate how changes in the collateral function and its clinical significance before and after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are compared between patients with acute coronary syndrome and total or nearly total occlusions (ATOs) and chronic total occlusions (CTOs). BACKGROUND: The functional relevance of the collateral circulation in patients with ATOs and CTOs has not been fully investigated. METHODS: The pressure-derived collateral pressure index (CPI), myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFRmyo), and coronary fractional flow reserve (FFRcor) at maximum hyperemia induced by intravenous adenosine were evaluated in occluded vessels at baseline, after the PCI, and at 1 year in 23 ATO and 74 CTO patients...
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335662/performance-of-computed-tomography-angiography-to-determine-anterograde-and-collateral-blood-flow-status-in-patients-with-symptomatic-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
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Baixue Jia, David S Liebeskind, Ligang Song, Xiaotong Xu, Xuan Sun, Lian Liu, Bo Wang, Zhongrong Miao
Background The purpose of this study was to determine the performance of computed tomography angiography (CTA) by using a scoring system to predict anterograde and collateral blood flow status in patients with symptomatic middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis with use of conventional angiography as standard reference. Methods We retrospectively identified all consecutive patients with unilateral symptomatic MCA stenosis in our center who underwent conventional angiography and CTA within 1 month. The anterograde and collateral blood flow (AnCo) scoring system consisted of anterograde score (AnS) and collateral score (CoS)...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333850/multimodality-ocular-imaging-in-a-case-report-of-hyperviscosity-syndrome-associated-with-lymphoplasmacytic-leukemia-the-images-tell-the-story
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Rene Y Choi, Rachel Jacoby, Akbar Shakoor
PURPOSE: To report the clinical course of a patient with ocular manifestations of hyperviscosity syndrome associated with Waldenström macroglobulinemia, and for the first time, video imaging of mobile emboli in the conjunctival and retinal vasculature. METHODS AND PATIENT: A 60-year-old woman with newly diagnosed Waldenström macroglobulinemia, with no visual complaints was evaluated by the Ophthalmology service for a baseline ocular examination. RESULTS: At presentation, ocular examination revealed a visual acuity of 20/25 in each eye...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320993/intractable-back-pain-after-coil-embolization-of-giant-veno-venous-collaterals-in-a-patient-with-fontan-circulation
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Seigo Okada, Masahiro Kamada, Naomi Nakagawa, Yukiko Ishiguchi, Yuji Moritoh, Mayuko Shohi, Kengo Okamoto, Shunji Hasegawa, Shouichi Ohga
Veno-venous collaterals are sometimes seen in patients after the Fontan procedure. A 28-year-old female with tricuspid atresia who underwent the Fontan procedure had oxygen desaturation due to a giant veno-venous collateral. Coil embolization was performed for the collateral. After the procedure, she complained of severe back pain. Anti-inflammatory analgesics and steroids were not effective, although carbamazepine promptly relieved the intractable pain. Treatment-related pain after coil embolization for veno-venous collaterals in patients with Fontan physiology is quite rare, although cardiologists must recognize a critical condition to be differentiated from vascular occlusion...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315563/impact-of-serum-erythropoietin-level-on-collateral-vessel-development-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Nil Özyüncü, Sadi Güleç, Çağdaş Özdöl, Başar Candemir, Aydan Ongun, Cansın Tulunay Kaya, Çetin Erol
OBJECTIVE: Experimental data have shown that Erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates angiogenesis and neovascularization which may result in improved collateral development. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between serum EPO levels and the extent of coronary collaterals. Patient characteristics possibly related with coronary collaterals were also sought. METHODS: A total of 256 patients with high grade coronary stenosis or occlusion were evaluated for the extent of coronary collaterals using Rentrop classification...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314534/total-cavopulmonary-connection-with-a-new-bioabsorbable-vascular-graft-first-clinical-experience
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Leo A Bockeria, Oleg Svanidze, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Vladimir Makarenko, Martijn Cox, Thierry Carrel
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and clinical performance of a novel bioabsorbable vascular graft in pediatric patients with univentricular cardiac malformation who received surgical correction via an extracardiac cavopulmonary conduit. METHODS: The implanted graft material is designed to attract patient's own cells and proteins, which trigger a cascade of physiological events leading to endogenous tissue restoration. As the graft resorbs progressively after implantation, components of native tissue including collagen, endothelial lining, and capillary blood vessels develop and organize into a natural tissue...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304206/restenosis-after-stenting-in-symptomatic-vertebral-arterial-orifice-disease-and-considerations-for-better-outcome
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Jun Young Chang, Hyun Park, Oki Kwon, Moon-Ku Han
We have performed stenting in 11 patients with symptomatic vertebral arterial orifice stenosis refractory to medical treatment or impairment in anterior circulation. Three of the 11 patients experienced asymptomatic severe in-stent restenosis or occlusion. Bare metal stents were used in those three patients, two of whom received revascularization therapy. Development of sufficient cervical collateral channels reconstituting the distal vertebral artery was the common feature in patients with asymptomatic in-stent restenosis...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303208/surgical-strategy-to-minimize-ischemia-during-trapping-resection-of-giant-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysm-stratified-by-collateral-evaluation
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Hiroki Hongo, Tomohiro Inoue, Akira Tamura, Isamu Saito
BACKGROUND: Extracranial carotid artery aneurysm (ECAA) is a rare clinical entity, and no standard treatment strategy has been established for this condition. METHODS: Data from three patients who underwent surgical treatment of enlarging giant ECAAs were retrospectively reviewed. Based on the collateral status, as evaluated by preoperative digital subtraction angiography (DSA), surgical strategy was stratified into (1) high flow bypass followed by cervical ICA (internal carotid artery) ligation, when the collateral status was judged as poor/fair or (2) direct cervical repair with patch application after aneurysmal wall resection when the collateral status was judged as robust...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289756/predictive-value-of-pooled-cerebral-blood-volume-mapping-for-final-infarct-volume-in-patients-with-major-artery-occlusions-a%C3%A2-retrospective-analysis
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Lauma Ava, Joachim Berkefeld, Arne Lauer, Alexander Seiler, Waltraud Pfeilschifter, Monika Müller-Eschner, Se-Jong You, Stefan Weidauer, Ulrich Pilatus, Marlies Wagner
PURPOSE: Detection of ischemic core and collateral status is helpful to predict clinical success of thrombectomy in acute cerebral artery occlusion. Angiographic flat panel detector computed tomography (CT) with pooled blood volume (PBV) data acquisition was described to be helpful to estimate ischemic core in stroke patients prior to thrombectomy and to depict cerebral vessels. We therefore retrospectively evaluated preinterventional PBV data of a large collective of ischemic stroke patients prior to thrombectomy to test its predictive value on final infarct considering PBV maps and collateral status...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288202/presence-of-atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-liver-stiffness-in-an-elderly-finnish-population
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Aki Juhani Käräjämäki, Olli Kettunen, Samuli Lepojärvi, Olli-Pekka Koivurova, Y Antero Kesäniemi, Heikki Huikuri, Olavi Ukkola
BACKGROUND: Chronic liver injury from different etiologies drives liver fibrosis. However, little is known about the associated factors, systemic factors in particular. Recently, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atrial fibrillation have been shown to be associated with each other. Thereby, we aimed to study the association between atrial fibrillation and liver stiffness. STUDY: Extensive clinical measurements including echocardiography of the heart, transient elastography (TE) of the liver and the presence of atrial fibrillation were determined in elderly Finnish study subjects (n = 76, mean age 73 years) from OPERA (Oulu Project Elucidating the Risk of Atherosclerosis) study cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286755/aneurysms-of-peripancreatic-arterial-arcades-coexisting-with-celiac-trunk-stenosis-or-occlusion-single-institution-experience
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Robert Antoniak, Laretta Grabowska-Derlatka, Ireneusz Nawrot, Andrzej Cieszanowski, Olgierd Rowiński
Introduction. True aneurysms of peripancreatic arterial arcades (PAAAs) are rare. Most of them coexist with celiac axis stenosis/occlusion due to median arcuate ligament (MAL) compression or atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cause of celiac axis lesion and characterize the anatomy of the aneurysms. These findings may have important management implications. Material and Methods. A retrospective analysis of 15 patients with true PAAAs was performed. The diagnosis was established by contrast-enhanced CT, using a 64-MDCT scanner...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283218/long-term-performance-evaluation-of-small-diameter-vascular-grafts-based-on-polyvinyl-alcohol-hydrogel-and-dextran-and-mscs-based-therapies-using-the-ovine-pre-clinical-animal-model
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Nuno Alexandre, Irina Amorim, Ana Rita Caseiro, Tiago Pereira, Rui Alvites, Alexandra Rêma, Ana Gonçalves, Guilherme Valadares, Elísio Costa, Alice Santos-Silva, Miguel Rodrigues, Maria Ascensão Lopes, André Almeida, José Domingos Santos, Ana Colette Maurício, Ana Lúcia Luís
The functional and structural performance of a 5cm synthetic small diameter vascular graft (SDVG) produced by the copolymerization of polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel with low molecular weight dextran (PVA/Dx graft) associated to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)-based therapies and anticoagulant treatment with heparin, clopidogrel and warfarin was tested using the ovine model during the healing period of 24 weeks. The results were compared to the ones obtained with standard expanded polyetetrafluoroethylene grafts (ePTFE graft)...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279407/nonmaturing-fistulae-epidemiology-possible-interventions-and-outcomes
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Rahul A Sheth, Robert Freed, Sidhartha Tavri, Tam T T Huynh, Zubin Irani
Autogenous arteriovenous fistulae are the best method for prolonged, successful dialysis access. However, a substantial limitation of dialysis fistulae is their high primary failure rate, estimated to be as high as 70% for radiocephalic fistulae. Fistula maturation is influenced by demographic risk factors as well as anatomical barriers, the latter of which can be readily identified by noninvasive ultrasound imaging and physical examination. These barriers can be categorized as inflow problems (native arterial disease, arteriovenous anastomotic stenosis, and juxta-anastomotic stenosis) or outflow problems (proximal venous stenosis or collateral veins)...
March 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277461/imaging-brain-collaterals-quantification-scoring-and-potential-significance
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Scott B Raymond, Pamela W Schaefer
Leptomeningeal collaterals provide the primary source of perfusion to ischemic brain tissue following the onset of acute ischemic stroke and are becoming an important imaging biomarker for stroke therapy triage. Collateral circulation is predictive of infarct growth, end infarct volume, and response to endovascular therapy. The strength of the collateral circulation varies among patients and is partially dependent on genetic and modifiable risk factors. Collateral circulation may be assessed by standard angiographic techniques, including digital subtraction angiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR) angiography, as well as a growing array of advanced MR techniques including arterial spin labeling and dynamic MR angiography...
March 8, 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277288/ct-imaging-selection-in-acute-stroke
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Laurie Bouchez, Roman Sztajzel, Maria Isabel Vargas, Paolo Machi, Zsolt Kulcsar, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti, Vitor Mendes Pereira, Karl-Olof Lövblad
Acute stroke has become an increasingly treatable cause of acute neurological deficits. Indeed, over the last two decades, the introduction of first thrombolysis, and now thrombectomy has improved patient outcomes and extended the therapeutic window. Computed tomography has been established as the most simple and readily available technique for the diagnosis and management of patients with acute stroke. Indeed, CT allows easy confirmation or exclusion of acute hemorrhage on the one hand, and on the other hand the early signs are quite reliable in the detection of ischemia...
October 26, 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265011/tourniquet-parent-artery-occlusion-after-flow-diversion
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Visish M Srinivasan, Maxim Mokin, Edward A M Duckworth, Stephen Chen, Ajit Puri, Peter Kan
BACKGROUND: The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is increasingly used for both on- and off-label purposes for treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The device gradually slows flow of blood into the aneurysm, but the high metal coverage of PED promotes endothelialization of the device. Occasionally, this leads to in-stent stenosis that is clinically well tolerated. We present a multi-institutional Pipeline series that includes three cases of gradual asymptomatic occlusion within the PED and parent vessel...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265010/venous-collateral-drainage-patterns-predict-clinical-worsening-in-dural-venous-sinus-thrombosis
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Sunil A Sheth, Harry Trieu, David S Liebeskind, Jeffrey L Saver, Viktor Szeder, Reza Jahan, Satoshi Tateshima, Gary Duckwiler
BACKGROUND: Dural venous sinus thrombosis (DVST) is an increasingly recognized cause of a wide array of neurological symptoms, with outcomes that range from complete recovery to death. The condition of approximately 23% of patients with DVST will worsen after initial presentation, as a result of restricted venous outflow and venous hypertension, but early identification of this subset is challenging. A venous collateral scale (VCS) that grades alternative drainage routes may improve prediction of clinical deterioration...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259570/clinical-significance-of-mesenteric-arterial-collateral-circulation-in-patients-with-celiac-artery-compression-syndrome
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André S van Petersen, Jeroen J Kolkman, Dick G Gerrits, Job van der Palen, Clark J Zeebregts, Robert H Geelkerken
OBJECTIVE: Although extensive collateral arterial circulation will prevent ischemia in most patients with stenosis of a single mesenteric artery, mesenteric ischemia may occur in these patients, for example, in patients with celiac artery compression syndrome (CACS). Variation in the extent of collateral circulation may explain the difference in clinical symptoms and variability in response to therapy; however, evidence is lacking. The objective of the study was to classify the presence of mesenteric arterial collateral circulation in patients with CACS and to evaluate the relation with clinical improvement after treatment...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258802/endovascular-stroke-treatment-of-acute-tandem-occlusion-a-single-center-experience
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Fabrizio Sallustio, Caterina Motta, Giacomo Koch, Silvia Pizzuto, Bruce C V Campbell, Marina Diomedi, Barbara Rizzato, Alessandro Davoli, Giorgio Loreni, Daniel Konda, Matteo Stefanini, Sebastiano Fabiano, Enrico Pampana, Paolo Stanzione, Roberto Gandini
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes and prognostic factors in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by tandem internal carotid artery/middle cerebral artery occlusion undergoing endovascular treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Characteristics of consecutive patients with tandem occlusion (TO) were extracted from a prospective registry. Collateral vessel quality on pretreatment computed tomographic (CT) angiography was evaluated on a 4-point grading scale, and patients were dichotomized as having poor or good collateral flow...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
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