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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
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Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889551/endothelial-dysfunction-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-survivors
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Paola Giordano, Paola Muggeo, Maurizio Delvecchio, Santa Carbonara, Alberto Romano, Maria Altomare, Gabriella Ricci, Federica Valente, Annapaola Zito, Pietro Scicchitano, Luciano Cavallo, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Nicola Santoro, Maria Felicia Faienza
BACKGROUND: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors have increased risk of obesity, metabolic alterations and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Vascular endothelial function has been studied in adult cancers. Limited data exist regarding CVD risk factors among childhood ALL survivors. We aimed to assess endothelial function, metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in young survivors of childhood ALL. METHODS: Auxological parameters, blood pressure, glucose, lipid profile, hemostatic markers (total adiponectin and high-molecular-weight subfraction, endothelin-1, von Willebrand factor antigen, thrombin-antithrombin complex, D-dimers, fibrinogen), high sensitive C-reactive protein and ultrasound parameters of endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation-FMD, common carotid intima-media thickness-C-IMT, and antero-posterior diameter of infra-renal abdominal aorta-APAO) were assessed in 52 ALL survivors and 34 sex and age-matched controls...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882155/clinical-value-of-diagnosing-aortico-left-ventricular-tunnel-by-echocardiography
#3
Manying Xie, Jiabao Yin, Qing Lv, Jing Wang
In order to assess the clinical value of echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortico-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) the echocardiographic data and clinical manifestations of six patients with ALVT were analyzed in the present study. Based on the results, a comprehensive study was conducted regarding 147 cases from related documents. Six patients were confirmed with ALVT by surgery. The echocardiographic images of the patients revealed an abnormal communication beginning in the ascending aorta above the coronary arteries, bypassing the aortic valve, and ending in the left ventricle...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880884/anti-atherosclerosis-and-cardio-protective-effects-of-the-angong-niuhuang-pill-on-a-high-fat-and-vitamin-d3-induced-rodent-model-of-atherosclerosis
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Wen-Juan Fu, Ting Lei, Zhen Yin, Jian-Hao Pan, Yu-Shuang Chai, Xiao-Yun Xu, Yi-Xi Yan, Zhi-Hua Wang, Jian Ke, Gang Wu, Ren-He Xu, Manish Paranjpe, Lintao Qu, Hong Nie
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Angong Niuhuang Pill (ANP) is a well known Chinese traditional therapeutic for the treatment for diseases affecting the Central Nervous System (CNS). Components of the ANP formulation, including Bovis Calculus Sativus, Pulvis Bubali Comus Concentratus, Moschus, Margarita, Cinnabaris, Realgar, Coptidis Rhizoma, Scutellariae Radix, Gardeniae Fructus, Curcumae Radix, and Bomeolum Syntheticum, have been used for the treatment of stroke, encephalitis and emergency meningitis across Asia, especially in China for hundreds of years...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865476/endobronchial-and-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-transvascular-biopsy-of%C3%A2-mediastinal-hilar-and-lung-lesions
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Jordan Kazakov, Pravachan Hegde, Mehdi Tahiri, Vicky Thiffault, Pasquale Ferraro, Moishe Liberman
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic techniques, including endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), are the initial approach for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lesions. Historically, the transvascular approach has been avoided because of concerns of bleeding. Here we review our experience with EBUS and EUS transvascular biopsy of mediastinal, hilar, and lung lesions. METHODS: A prospective research database was used to retrospectively identify and review the records 33 consecutive patients who underwent EBUS and EUS transvascular biopsy in an outpatient setting over 4 years...
November 16, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852880/endovascular-treatment-of-complex-carotid-jugular-fistula-case-report-of-an-alternative-technique-using-the-superficial-temporal-artery
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Gonzalo Alonso-Argüeso, Alejandro Rodriguez-Morata, Blanca Vera-Arroyo, Maria Jesus Lara-Villoslada, Rafael Gomez-Medialdea
Inadvertent complications of jugular vein catheterization are not uncommon, however, a persistent symptomatic carotid-jugular fistula has been rarely reported. A 72-year-old male with infected surgical wound after coxofemoral disarticulation for sarcoma presented with symptoms of acute right heart failure. A fistula between the right common carotid artery (CCA) and the internal jugular vein was demonstrated on Doppler ultrasound and confirmed on computed tomography angiogram. Catheterization of the right CCA seemed not possible using a conventional femoral approach due to the tortuosity and elongation of the brachiocephalic artery...
November 16, 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824871/aortic-and-cardiac-structure-and-function-using-high-resolution-echocardiography-and-optical-coherence-tomography-in-a-mouse-model-of-marfan-syndrome
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Ling Lee, Jason Z Cui, Michelle Cua, Mitra Esfandiarei, Xiaoye Sheng, Winsey Audrey Chui, Michael Haoying Xu, Marinko V Sarunic, Mirza Faisal Beg, Cornelius van Breemen, George G S Sandor, Glen F Tibbits
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal-dominant disorder of connective tissue caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene. Mortality is often due to aortic dissection and rupture. We investigated the structural and functional properties of the heart and aorta in a [Fbn1C1039G/+] MFS mouse using high-resolution ultrasound (echo) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Echo was performed on 6- and 12-month old wild type (WT) and MFS mice (n = 8). In vivo pulse wave velocity (PWV), aortic root diameter, ejection fraction, stroke volume, left ventricular (LV) wall thickness, LV mass and mitral valve early and atrial velocities (E/A) ratio were measured by high resolution echocardiography...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824021/dysphagia-aortica-emerging-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-with-videos
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Malay Sharma, Parvinder Singh, Vijendra Kirnake, Jay Toshniwal, Anish Chopra
Dysphagia can occur due to extrinsic compression on esophagus. Dysphagia due to intrathoracic vascular causes is rare. Most reported cases of vascular etiology are due to dysphagia lusoria. Dysphagia due to any anomaly of aorta is called dysphagia aortica. In an emergency setting, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been found to be superior and more sensitive for detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms over conventional radiological methods. We present a series of four cases of dysphagia aortica where the diagnosis was made by endoscopic ultrasound...
November 8, 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815372/female-mice-with-an-xy-sex-chromosome-complement-develop-severe-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Yasir Alsiraj, Sean E Thatcher, Richard Charnigo, Chen Kuey, Eric Blalock, Alan Daugherty, Lisa A Cassis
BACKGROUND: -Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a deadly pathology with strong sexual dimorphism. Similar to humans, female mice exhibit far lower incidences of angiotensin II (AngII)-induced AAAs than males. In addition to sex hormones, the X and Y sex chromosomes, and their unique complements of genes, may contribute to sexually dimorphic AAA pathology. Here, we defined the effect of female (XX) versus male (XY) sex chromosome complement on AngII-induced AAA formation and rupture in phenotypically female mice...
November 4, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805999/ultrasound-optimization-for-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta
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James N Bogert, Bhavesh M Patel, Daniel J Johnson
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October 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801301/a-case-control-study-of-risk-factors-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#11
Huifeng Yuan, Xinwei Han, Dechao Jiao, Pengli Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential risk factors of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the Chinese population. METHODS: A matched case-control study was designed for the study. Patients with AAA administrated in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from January 2005 to December 2007 were included in the study. Sex and age-matched volunteers were selected for the case-control in the same period. A uniform questionnaire was sent to patients and volunteers to collect demographic data, past medical history, and behavioral factors...
October 21, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800205/anterior-rectal-resection-in-a-patient-with-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-and-coexisting-collateral-pathways-management-and-pitfalls
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Floryn Cherbanyk, Jean-Loup Gassend, Olivier Martinet, Snezana Andrejevic-Blant, Henri-Marcel Hoogewoud
Chronic aortoiliac occlusive disease most often affects the common iliac arteries and distal aorta but can progress all the way to the renal arteries, occluding the inferior mesenteric artery. A compensatory collateral network typically develops to preserve lower body perfusion. Inadvertent compression or ligation of such collaterals during surgery can have catastrophic consequences. In this article, we present the case of a 63-year-old patient with aortoiliac occlusive disease, requiring surgery for an adenocarcinoma of the rectosigmoid junction...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793513/decreasing-prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-changes-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Sven-Erik Persson, Kurt Boman, Anders Wanhainen, Bo Carlberg, Conny Arnerlöv
OBJECTIVE: A significant reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, including abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), has been observed in the past decades. In this study, a small but geographically well defined and carefully characterized population, previously screened for AAA and risk factors, was re-examined 11 years later. The aim was to study the reduction of AAA prevalence and associated factors. METHODS: All men and women aged 65 to 75 years living in the Norsjö municipality in northern Sweden in January 2010 were invited to an ultrasound examination of the abdominal aorta, registration of body parameters and cardiovascular risk factors, and blood sampling...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779821/aortic-thrombosis-in-dogs
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Trevor P E Williams, Scott Shaw, Adam Porter, Larry Berkwitt
OBJECTIVE: To review information regarding etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for aortic thrombotic disease in dogs. ETIOLOGY: Diseases resulting in hypercoagulable states can cause thrombus formation in the distal aorta, and account for the majority of cases of aortic thrombosis (ATh) in dogs, although a substantial number of cases have no identifiable underlying cause. Aortic thromboembolism (ATE) also occurs but appears to be much less frequently documented...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777476/duplex-ultrasound-and-computed-tomography-angiography-in-the-follow-up-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-a-comparative-study
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Alex Aparecido Cantador, Daniel Emílio Dalledone Siqueira, Octavio Barcellos Jacobsen, Jamal Baracat, Ines Minniti Rodrigues Pereira, Fábio Hüsemann Menezes, Ana Terezinha Guillaumon
OBJECTIVE: To compare duplex ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) angiography in terms of their performance in detecting endoleaks, as well as in determining the diameter of the aneurysm sac, in the postoperative follow-up of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study involving 30 patients who had undergone endovascular repair of infrarenal aortoiliac aneurysms. Duplex ultrasound and CT angiography were performed simultaneously by independent radiologists...
July 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774696/utility-of-computed-tomography-versus-abdominal-ultrasound-examination-to-identify-iliosacral-lymphadenomegaly-in-dogs-with-apocrine-gland-adenocarcinoma-of-the-anal-sac
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S Palladino, M A Keyerleber, R G King, K E Burgess
BACKGROUND: Apocrine gland adenocarcinoma of the anal sac (AGAAS) is associated with high rates of iliosacral lymph node metastasis, which may influence treatment and prognosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) recently has been shown to be more sensitive than abdominal ultrasound examination (AUS) in affected patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of detection of iliosacral lymphadenomegaly between AUS and computed tomography (CT) in dogs with AGAAS. ANIMALS: Cohort A: A total of 30 presumed normal dogs...
November 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773967/ultrasonic-transducer-guided-electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-to-assess-lipid-laden-plaques
#17
Jianguo Ma, Yuan Luo, René R Sevag Packard, Teng Ma, Yichen Ding, Parinaz Abiri, Yu-Chong Tai, Qifa Zhou, Kirk K Shung, Rongsong Li, Tzung Hsiai
Plaque rupture causes acute coronary syndromes and stroke. Intraplaque oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is metabolically unstable and prone to induce rupture. We designed an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) sensor to enhance the detection reproducibility of oxLDL-laden plaques. The flexible 2-point micro-electrode array for EIS was affixed to an inflatable balloon anchored onto a co-axial double layer catheter (outer diameter = 2 mm). The mechanically scanning-driven IVUS transducer (45 MHz) was deployed through the inner catheter (diameter = 1...
November 1, 2016: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754194/br-05-2-angioplasty-of-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-who-benefits
#18
Donghoon Choi
: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is an increasingly recognized medical problem especially in elderly patients. It commonly occurs with systemic manifestations including hypertension (HTN), chronic kidney disease (CKD) or atherosclerotic diseases including coronary or peripheral artery disease. Significant renal artery stenosis may result in HTN, ischemic nephropathy, however it is still in debate about the benefit of revascularization. Although several randomized controlled trials including Angioplasty and Stenting for Renal Artery Lesions (ASTRAL) and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL) study has failed to reveal a significant benefit of angioplasty, angioplasty with medical therapy is increasingly accepted in some patients with certain clinical conditions...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739590/n-acetyl-cysteine-a-glutathione-precursor-reverts-vascular-dysfunction-and-endothelial-epigenetic-programming-in-intrauterine-growth-restricted-guinea-pigs
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Emilio A Herrera, Francisca Cifuentes-Zúñiga, Esteban Figueroa, Cristian Villanueva, Cherie Hernández, René Alegría, Viviana Arroyo, Estefania Peñaloza, Marcelo Farías, Ricardo Uauy, Paola Casanello, Bernardo J Krause
In humans, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with vascular dysfunction, oxidative stress and signs of endothelial programming in umbilical vessels. We aimed to determine the effects of maternal antioxidant treatment with N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on fetal endothelial function and eNOS programming in IUGR guinea pigs. IUGR was induced by implanting ameroid constrictors on uterine arteries of pregnant guinea pigs at mid gestation, receiving half of the sows NAC in the drinking water (from day 34 until term)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739273/chronic-tubulo-interstitial-pyelonephritis-with-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
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Manish Soneja, S Achintya, Neeraj Nischal, Piyush Ranjan, Surabhi Vyas, Sudheer Arava, S K Sharma
A large proportion of patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) have been labelled as having idiopathic RPF historically. Recent reports of a subset of these patients having a fibro-inflammatory condition with characteristic histology and good response to therapy has helped in renewed understanding of an old disease. A 40 year old man presented with vague abdominal discomfort of 5 months duration. Ultrasound examination revealed soft tissue thickening with calcification over lower abdominal aorta. CT scan characterized the lesion as a retroperitoneal mass encasing the aorta with an associated lesion in upper pole of left kidney...
June 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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