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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901277/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-surgical-site-infections-after-vascular-surgery
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REVIEW
S Acosta, M Björck, A Wanhainen
BACKGROUND: Indications for negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in vascular surgical patients are expanding. The aim of this review was to outline the evidence for NPWT on open and closed wounds. METHODS: A PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library search from 2007 to June 2016 was performed combining the medical subject headings terms 'wound infection', 'abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)', 'fasciotomy', 'vascular surgery' and 'NPWT' or 'VAC'. RESULTS: NPWT of open infected groin wounds was associated with shorter duration of wound healing by 47 days, and was more cost-effective than alginate dressings in one RCT...
November 30, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900962/association-of-conjunctival-and-corneal-calcification-with-vascular-calcification-among-hepatitis-c-seropositive-hemodialysis-patients
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Khaled AbouSeif, Dawlat Sany, Yasser Elshahawy, Ayman Seddik, Khedr Rahman, Moustapha Gaber
Disorders associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been reported including cardiovascular, metabolic, and central nervous system diseases. Since chronic HCV infections may be curable, their identification as causal contributors to cardiovascular risk could offer new perspectives in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between HCV and aortic arch calcification (AAC) and corneal and conjunctival calcification (CCC) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients; further, we assessed the correlation of CCC with vascular calcification...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899177/a-personalized-model-based-central-aortic-pressure-estimation-method
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Sheng Jiang, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Fang Wang, Jian-Kang Wu
Central Aortic Pressure (CAP) can be used to predict cardiovascular structural damage and cardiovascular events, and the development of simple, well-validated and non-invasive methods for CAP waveforms estimation is critical to facilitate the routine clinical applications of CAP. Existing widely applied methods, such as generalized transfer function (GTF-CAP) method and N-Point Moving Average (NPMA-CAP) method, are based on clinical practices, and lack a mathematical foundation. Those methods also have inherent drawback that there is no personalisation, and missing individual aortic characteristics...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891374/effect-of-enhanced-external-counter-pulsation-treatment-on-aortic-blood-pressure-arterial-stiffness-and-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ramasamy Subramanian, Sushma Nayar, Chokkalingam Meyyappan, N Ganesh, Arumugam Chandrakasu, Pradeep G Nayar
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment option for patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The treatment has shown to augment diastolic pressure and reduce Left Ventricular (LV) after-load by reducing systemic vascular resistance. The effect of EECP in standard brachial blood pressure and central haemodynamic parameters are not known. AIM: We hypothesized that EECP may have differential effect in CAD patients with low systolic blood pressure when compared to normal systolic pressure and the mechanism underlying this differential effect may be due to improvement in LV function...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885499/the-effects-of-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-on-central-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-vascular-reactivity-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
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Andreas Jekell, Majid Kalani, Thomas Kahan
We aimed to study whether inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure reduction alone. Patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension (n = 61, age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women) received the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril 10 mg or the alpha 1-adrenoceptor blocker doxazosin 8 mg double-blind for 12 weeks. Aortic blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, and augmentation index were assessed by applanation tonometry...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884238/the-pressure-of-aging
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REVIEW
Majd AlGhatrif, Mingyi Wang, Olga V Fedorova, Alexei Y Bagrov, Edward G Lakatta
Significant hemodynamic changes ensue with aging, leading to an ever-growing epidemic of hypertension. Alterations in central arterial properties play a major role in these hemodynamic changes. These alterations are characterized by an initial decline in aortic distensibility and an increase of diastolic blood pressure, followed by a sharp increase in pulse wave velocity (PWV), and an increase in pulse pressure (PP) beyond the sixth decade. However, the trajectories of PWV and PP diverge with advancing age...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884226/patient-management-of-hypertensive-subjects-without-and-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-ii
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REVIEW
Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher, Athanase D Protogerou
The description of blood pressure (BP) curve has evolved to include several noninvasively determined parameters, such as aortic stiffness, BP variability, wave reflections, and pulse pressure amplification. These techniques are likely to improve the efficacy of assessing pulsatile arterial hemodynamics and changes in arterial stiffness. The goal for future antihypertensive treatments should not only reduce steady BP, but also control pulsatile pressure and modify the stiffness gradient between central and peripheral arteries, which is frequently elevated...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881853/relationship-between-24-h-urine-sodium-potassium-ratio-and-central-aortic-systolic-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients
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Moo-Yong Rhee, Sung-Joon Shin, Namyi Gu, Deuk-Young Nah, Byong-Kyu Kim, Kyung-Soon Hong, Eun-Joo Cho, Ki-Chul Sung, Sim-Yeol Lee, Kwang-Il Kim
Studies evaluating the relationship between measured 24-h urine sodium (24HUNa), potassium (24HUK) and aortic blood pressure (BP) are rare, and no such study has been performed with an Asian population. We evaluated the relationship between 24HUNa, 24HUK, casual BP, 24-h ambulatory BP and aortic BP by analyzing data from 524 participants with valid 24-h urine collection, 24-h ambulatory BP and central BP measurements (mean age 48.1±9.8 years, 193 men). Hypertension was defined as a 24-h ambulatory BP ⩾130/80 mm Hg or current treatment for hypertension (n=219)...
November 24, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876124/estimating-the-influence-of-aortic-stent-grafts-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-are-we-missing-something
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Efstratios Georgakarakos
The implantation of a stiff aortic endograft for endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been reported to increase aortic stiffness and pulse wave velocity (PWV), raising potential concern over deterioration of myocardial performance. Yet, additional stiffness indices such as the augmentation index (AIx), reflection magnitude (RM) and changes in augmentation pressure (AP) have not been studied adequately to facilitate and improve our knowledge regarding the ways that EVAR affects central hemodynamics...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873498/the-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-vascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Jeonggeun Moon, Chan Joo Lee, Sang Hak Lee, Seok Min Kang, Donghoon Choi, Tae Hyun Yoo, Sungha Park
PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and an important risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. We investigated the impact of DM on subclinical CV damage by comprehensive screening protocol in ESRD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Echocardiography, coronary computed tomography angiogram, 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and central blood pressure with pulse wave velocity (PWV) were performed in 91 ESRD patients from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease Etiology Research Center-HIgh risk cohort...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859800/change-in-maternal-cardiac-output-from-pre-conception-to-mid-pregnancy-is-associated-with-birth-weight-in-healthy-pregnancies
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Amita A Mahendru, Fung L Foo, Carmel M McEniery, Thomas R Everett, Ian B Wilkinson, Christoph C Lees
OBJECTIVE: Birth weight (BW) is thought to be determined by maternal health, and genetic, nutritional and placental factors; the latter being influenced by anatomical development and perfusion. Maternal cardiovascular changes contribute to uteroplacental perfusion, however they have not been investigated in relation to fetal growth/BW. Our aim was to explore the relationship between maternal cardiovascular adaptation, fetal growth and BW in healthy pregnancies. METHODS: This was a longitudinal prospective study of women planning to conceive a pregnancy...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846043/aortic-stiffness-and-blood-pressure-variability-in-young-people-a-multimodality-investigation-of-central-and-peripheral-vasculature
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Henry Boardman, Adam J Lewandowski, Merzaka Lazdam, Yvonne Kenworthy, Polly Whitworth, Charlotte L Zwager, Jane M Francis, Christina Y L Aye, Wilby Williamson, Stefan Neubauer, Paul Leeson
INTRODUCTION: Increased blood pressure (BP) variability is a cardiovascular risk marker for young individuals and may relate to the ability of their aorta to buffer cardiac output. We used a multimodality approach to determine relations between central and peripheral arterial stiffness and BP variability. METHODS: We studied 152 adults (mean age of 31 years) who had BP variability measures based on SD of awake ambulatory BPs, 24-h weighted SD and average real variability (ARV)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836253/bi-manual-proximal-external-aortic-compression-after-major-abdominal-pelvic-trauma-and-during-ambulance-transfer-a-simulation-study
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M J Douma, D O'Dochartaigh, P G Brindley
BACKGROUND: Applying manual pressure after hemorrhage is intuitive, cost-free, and logistically-simple. When direct abdominal-pelvic compression fails, clinicians can attempt indirect proximal-external-aortic-compression (PEAC), while expediting transfer and definitive rescue. This study quantifies the sustainability of simulated bi-manual PEAC both immediately on scene and during subsequent ambulance transfer. The goal is to understand when bi-manual PEAC might be clinically-useful, and when to prioritize compression-devices or endovascular-occlusion...
November 5, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832749/type-2-diabetes-compromises-the-value-of-non-invasively-measured-augmentation-index-in-predicting-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-hospital-based-observational-study
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Sijing Wu, Yujie Zhou, Yueping Li, Yuyang Liu, Dongmei Shi, Xiaoli Liu, Wei Liu, Yi Yu, Shuo Jia
BACKGROUND: Central hemodynamic indices have been demonstrated to correlate with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, in the context of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), this correlation has not been fully illustrated. Therefore, this study was employed to investigate the impact of DM on the correlation between aortic augmentation index and the severity of coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed 197 patients who underwent coronary angiography at Anzhen Hospital from September 2015 to January 2016...
November 10, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824285/increased-central-arterial-stiffness-after-spinal-cord-injury-contributing-factors-implications-and-possible-interventions
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Amanda Huai Xin Lee, Aaron A Phillips, Andrei V Krassioukov
Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience life-threatening cardiovascular events and various autonomic consequences in addition to the well-appreciated motor and neurological impairments. As a result, cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death after SCI, corresponding to a 2-4 fold increased risk of cardiovascular events. A combination of neuroanatomical changes, unstable blood pressure, and rapid deconditioning as a result of decreased physical activity likely contributes to accelerated cardiovascular disease progression in after SCI...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817877/racial-differences-in-aortic-stiffness-in-children
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Wesley K Lefferts, Jacqueline A Augustine, Nicole L Spartano, Nader H Atallah-Yunes, Kevin S Heffernan, Brooks B Gump
OBJECTIVE: To investigate racial differences in central blood pressure and vascular structure/function as subclinical markers of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in children. STUDY DESIGN: This cross-sectional study recruited 54 African American children (18 female, 36 male; age 10.5 ± 0.9 years) and 54 white children (27 female, 26 male; age 10.8 ± 0.9 years) from the Syracuse City community as part of the Environmental Exposures and Child Health Outcomes study...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782354/effects-of-enhanced-external-counterpulsation-on-skeletal-muscle-gene-expression-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure
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Michael Melin, Andreas Montelius, Lars Rydén, Adrian Gonon, Inger Hagerman, Eric Rullman
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment in which leg cuff compressions increase diastolic aortic pressure and coronary perfusion. EECP is offered to patients with refractory angina pectoris and increases physical capacity. Benefits in heart failure patients have been noted, but EECP is still considered to be experimental and its effects must be confirmed. The mechanism of action is still unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of EECP on skeletal muscle gene expression and physical performance in patients with severe heart failure...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774104/arterial-stiffness-in-nonhypertensive-type-2-diabetes-patients-in-ghana
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Kwame Yeboah, Daniel A Antwi, Ben Gyan
Background. Increased arterial stiffness is an independent cardiovascular risk factor in diabetes patients and general population. However, the contribution of diabetes to arterial stiffness is often masked by coexistent obesity and hypertension. In this study, we assessed arterial stiffness in nonhypertensive, nonobese type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients in Ghana. Methods. In case-control design, 166 nonhypertensive, nonobese participants, comprising 96 T2DM patients and 70 nondiabetes controls, were recruited...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754865/central-hemodynamics-and-arterial-stiffness-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Elena Bartoloni, Giacomo Pucci, Francesca Cannarile, Francesca Battista, Alessia Alunno, Marco Giuliani, Giacomo Cafaro, Roberto Gerli, Giuseppe Schillaci
Although microvascular disease is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a higher prevalence of macrovascular disease and a poorer related prognosis have been reported in SSc than in the general population. The simultaneous assessment of prognostically relevant functional properties of larger and smaller arteries, and their effects on central hemodynamics, has never been performed in SSc using the state-of-the-art techniques. Thirty-four women with SSc (aged 61±15 years, disease duration 17±12 years, and blood pressure 123/70±18/11 mm Hg) and 34 healthy women individually matched by age and mean arterial pressure underwent the determination of carotid-femoral (aortic) and carotid-radial (upper limb) pulse wave velocity (a direct measure of arterial stiffness), aortic augmentation (a measure of the contribution of reflected wave to central pulse pressure), and aortobrachial pulse pressure amplification (brachial/aortic pulse pressure) through applanation tonometry (SphygmoCor)...
October 17, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754285/me-04-3-epidemiology-and-consequences-of-early-vascular-aging
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Junichiro Hashimoto
Arterial structure and function change progressively with advancing age. Owing to long-lasting repetitive stretch with intermittent cardiac contraction, elastic fibers in the tunica media of large arteries gradually degenerate and are replaced by collagenous fibers. Such medial degeneration causes elastic arteries to stiffen and dilate. However, the speed of the vascular aging varies considerably among individuals; a discrepancy often exists between the chronological age of an individual and the biological age of his or her arteries...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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