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G S Sfyroeras, C N Antonopoulos, G Mantas, K G Moulakakis, J D Kakisis, E Brountzos, C R Lattimer, G Geroulakos
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of central venous catheters, ports, pacemakers, and defibrillators has increased the incidence of benign superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). This study aimed at reviewing the results of open and endovascular treatment of SVCS. METHOD: Medical literature databases were searched for relevant studies. Studies with more than five adult patients, reporting separate results for the SVC were included. Nine studies reported the results of endovascular treatment of SVCS including 136 patients followed up for a mean of 11-48 months...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Wen Jing, He Rong, Jiang Li, Zhang Hai Xia, Zhang Hong Yu, Zhang Ke
Peripherally-inserted central catheters (PICC) have a greater retention time and less complications compared to central venous catheters (CVC). The study was conducted from From January of 2014 to December 2015 at Beijing DiTan Hospital, Beijing, China, and comprised 70 patients undergoing devascularisation. Of the total, 36(51.4%) patients underwent placement of PICC (Group A), while 34(48.6%) underwent had CVC (Group B). Venous catheterisation was successful in all patients. The median duration of venous catheterization in Group A was greater than that in Group B (p=0...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Pawel Maga, Tomasz P Mikolajczyk, Lukasz Partyka, Marek Krzanowski, Krzysztof P Malinowski, Rafal Nizankowski
Monocytes are mononuclear cells characterized by distinct morphology and expression of CD14 and CD16 surface receptors. Classical, quiescent monocytes are positive for CD14 (lipopolysaccharide receptor) but do not express Fc gamma receptor III (CD16). Intermediate monocytes coexpress CD16 and CD14. Nonclassical monocytes with low expression of CD14 represent mature macrophage-like monocytes. Monocyte behavior in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and during vessel wall directed treatment is not well defined...
2016: BioMed Research International
A Kanashiro, J M Gaya, J Palou, L Gausa, H Villavicencio
OBJECTIVES: To review our experience in robot-assisted radical cystectomy, assessing the complications and oncological and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2007 to 2014, we performed 67 robot-assisted radical cystectomies combined with lymphadenectomy in 61 cases. The operations were performed on 37 patients due to muscle-invasive tumours and on 30 due to high-risk nonmuscle-invasive tumours. Urinary diversion was conducted extracorporeally, using a Studer neobladder in 47 cases...
October 18, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
Fahrettin Kucukay, Meral Akdogan, Erdal Birol Bostanci, Ahmet Tulga Ulus, Murat Bulent Kucukay
PURPOSE: To determine the long-term results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for a complete membranous obstruction of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava. METHODS: Patients (n = 65) who were referred to the interventional unit for PTA for a complete membranous obstruction of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava between January 2006 and October 2014 were included in the study. Thirty-two patients (18 males, 14 females, mean age 35 ± 10.7, range 20-42 years) were treated...
October 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Ming-Yuan Luo, Yi-Ju Wu, Tung-Chao Lin, Thau-Yun Shen, Ho-Pang Yang, Chien-Cheng Chen, Fu-Chung Chen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of vascular intervention in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the treatment of hepatic artery and hepatic vein stenosis after liver transplantation (LT), including thrombotic total occluded lesions. METHODS: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty after orthotopic liver transplantation was performed to re-open hepatic vessel lesions. We daily used routine Doppler ultrasound during admission for early detection of graft hepatic vessel lesions, including hepatic artery and vein lesions...
March 2015: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
S R Marticorena Garcia, M Langmann, B Schnorr, R W Günther, B Hamm, C E Althoff
PURPOSE: Paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCB) inhibit neointimal proliferation in arteries. The purpose of this retrospective analysis was to investigate the effect of PCB in in-stent restenosis after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients with cirrhotic liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six patients (mean age: 65 ± 10 years) with recurrent in-stent restenoses in TIPS (5 bare stents, 1 covered stent) underwent a single percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with PCB (3 µg paclitaxel/mm(2))...
April 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Mark Antonius Friedrich de Wolf, Carsten Willem Arnoldussen, Jochen Grommes, Shu Gi Hsien, Patricia Joan Nelemans, Michiel Willem de Haan, Rick de Graaf, Cees Hendrikus Wittens
BACKGROUND: As one of the primary etiologies of the post-thrombotic syndrome, chronic venous occlusion is a huge burden on patient quality of life and medical costs. In this study, we evaluate the short-term and midterm results of endovenous recanalization by angioplasty and stenting in chronic iliofemoral deep venous occlusions. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study set in a tertiary medical referral center. Patients with venous claudication or C4-6 venous disease combined with duplex and magnetic resonance-confirmed iliofemoral or caval occlusion were included...
April 2013: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Seul-Hee Lee, Hyun-Kyu Kim, Jeung-Kee Hwang, Sang-Dong Kim, Sun Cheol Park, Ji-Il Kim, Yong-Sung Won, Sang-Seob Youn, In-Sung Moon
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement is not indicated for thrombolytic interventional treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We analyzed the efficacy and feasibility of retrievable IVC filter placement for the preventive management of embolic shedding during catheter-directed thrombectomy (CDT) for DVT of lower extremity. METHODS: Seventy patients (35 males and 35 females) who underwent retrievable IVC filter placement to prevent thrombus dislodgement during CDT in all symptomatic DVT with thrombus age suspected within 4 weeks of the lower extremity between March 2008 and January 2014 were included in this study...
May 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Matthias Barton, Johannes Grüntzig, Marc Husmann, Josef Rösch
In 1974, at the Medical Policlinic of the University of Zürich, German-born physician-scientist Andreas Grüntzig (1939-1985) for the first time applied a balloon-tipped catheter to re-open a severely stenosed femoral artery, a procedure, which he initially called "percutaneous transluminal dilatation". Balloon angioplasty as a therapy of atherosclerotic vascular disease, for which Grüntzig and Charles T. Dotter (1920-1985) received a nomination for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978, became one of the most successful examples of translational medicine in the twentieth century...
2014: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Thomas Zeller, Ulrich Beschorner, Ernst Pilger, Marc Bosiers, Koen Deloose, Patrick Peeters, Dierk Scheinert, Karl-Ludwig Schulte, Aljoscha Rastan, Marianne Brodmann
OBJECTIVES: The aim of BIOLUX P-II (BIOTRONIK'S-First in Man study of the Passeo-18 LUX drug releasing PTA Balloon Catheter vs. the uncoated Passeo-18 PTA balloon catheter in subjects requiring revascularization of infrapopliteal arteries) trial was to compare the safety and efficacy of a novel paclitaxel-coated drug-eluting balloon (DEB) versus an uncoated balloon (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty [PTA]) in de novo or native restenotic lesions of the infrapopliteal arteries in patients with claudication and critical limb ischemia...
October 2015: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Tetsuhiko Sato, Yoshiko Iwasaki, Yamato Kikkawa, Masafumi Fukagawa
PURPOSE: Neointimal hyperplasia (NH) causes vascular access (VA) stenosis, which results in serious under-dialytic morbidity in hemodialysis patients. We sought to assess whether a vitamin D intervention to NH lesions leads to better VA patency and examined clinical and in vitro studies. METHODS: A pilot clinical study of six hemodialysis patients was conducted to elucidate whether 0.5 μg calcitriol injection to stenotic lesion after balloon angioplasty (PTA) maintains better vessel patency until the next follow-up angiography...
January 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Fen Q Li, Li Li, Xue W He, Mao X Zhang, Wenhui Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and the intra-arterial infusion of thrombolytic drugs in the treatment of lower extremity (LE) arterial occlusion during thromboangiitis obliterans (TO). METHODS: Between February 2008 and October 2013, 13 consecutive patients with TO and LE arterial occlusion underwent 18 sessions of PTA. One LE was affected in 11 patients and both LEs in two patients. An antegrade approach with transfemoral access was used in 17 procedures, and a retrograde approach via the contralateral common femoral artery (CFA) in one procedure...
October 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Julia Tonak, Sebastian Fetscher, Jörg Barkhausen, Jan Peter Goltz
PURPOSE: Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome owing to benign etiology is rare and endovascular techniques have been advocated as the treatment of choice. We report a case of endovascular revascularization of a port catheter-associated complete occlusion of the SVC with reversed flow in the azygos vein. METHODS: In this setting using a sheath in combination with its dilatator to pass the occlusion of the SVC after neither a diagnostic catheter nor a PTA balloon would pass the lesion may be a valid option...
September 2015: Journal of Vascular Access
J Rennert, S Mrosek, C Stroszczynski, O Schöffski, A Schreyer
Aim: Our aim was to make a detailed evaluation and cost analysis of the 10 most frequent angiography interventions in outpatients and inpatients at a university hospital. Material and Methods: Based on a detailed process-oriented model we calculated the cost and income for port and dialysis catheter implantation, PTA at the upper (UL) and lower leg (LL), TACE, SIRT, stent angioplasty (pelvis, visceral and supra-aortal vessels) and cerebral coil embolisation for the situations mentioned above. Various income models (DRG, GOÄ) were considered...
May 18, 2015: Das Gesundheitswesen
Akiko Maehara, Gary S Mintz, Thomas M Shimshak, Joseph J Ricotta, Venkatesh Ramaiah, Malcolm T Foster, Thomas P Davis, William A Gray
AIMS: Endovascular treatment of calcified femoral-popliteal disease is challenging. We sought to evaluate the mechanism of lumen gain when using the JETSTREAM Atherectomy System to treat calcified peripheral artery lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: The JETSTREAM Calcium Study was a prospective, single-arm, multicentre study to evaluate the JETSTREAM Atherectomy System for severely calcified femoral-popliteal artery lesions, i.e., patients with claudication and lesions with superficial calcium >90° and >5 mm in length as determined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...
May 2015: EuroIntervention
Brandon J Hall, Susan Slade, Cheyenne Allenby, Munir G Kutlu, Edward D Levin
Dopaminergic signaling has long been known to be a critical factor in nicotine addiction, as well as other drugs of abuse. Dopaminergic projections from the VTA to the nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex have been well established to be critical to the reinforcing effects of these drugs. However, other projections of dopamine neurons are likely to have significant roles in this process. Also, the relative contributions of D1 and D2 dopamine receptors in drug addiction and its treatment remain to be fully understood...
December 2015: Neuropharmacology
R H W Strijkers, M A F de Wolf, C W K P Arnoldussen, M J M Timbergen, R de Graaf, A J ten Cate-Hoek, C H A Wittens
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Stent placement in the venous system is an increasingly used treatment modality in chronic venous obstruction and as additional treatment after thrombolytic therapy in ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Experience in treating in-stent thrombosis with ultrasound accelerated catheter directed thrombolysis (UACDT) is reported. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients treated for venous stent occlusion, after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and stent placement for either chronic venous occlusive disease or persistent vein compression in patients with acute DVT was performed...
April 2015: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Maria Teresa Balastegui, Juan José Ramos-Plá, Maria Dolores Ferrer-Puchol, José Maria Carrillo-Poveda, Joaquín Ortega-Porcel, Jerónimo Forteza-Vila, Fernando Liste-Burillo
Cryoplasty may reduce the incidence of post-angioplasty restenosis in peripheral atherosclerotic arteries. Our study is looking to investigate the mid-term effects (4 weeks) of an FDA-approved cryoplasty catheter (PolarCath(®), Boston Scientific) compared to a conventional angioplasty catheter using a hypercholesterolemic rabbit model of arterial restenosis based on diet plus vessel injury. Thirty-six normolipidemic, 3-month old male New Zealand White rabbits were used. Balloon angioplasty was performed on left external iliac arteries on day 1...
April 2015: Cryobiology
Mohamed A Chinnaratha, Dharshan Sathananthan, Puraskar Pateria, Edmund Tse, Gerry MacQuillan, Leigh Mosel, Ramon Pathi, Dan Madigan, Alan J Wigg
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The risk of local tumour progression (LTP) and factors predicting LTP following percutaneous thermal ablation (PTA) of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been well studied in non-trial settings and may be underestimated. We aimed to assess these outcomes in a multicentre study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of consecutive patients with early-stage HCC treated with a curative intent across three tertiary Australian centres between 2006 and 2012 with either radiofrequency ablation or microwave ablation...
March 2015: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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