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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150241/targeting-interleukin-1%C3%AE-protects-from-aortic-aneurysms-induced-by-disrupted-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling
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Francesco Da Ros, Raimondo Carnevale, Giuseppe Cifelli, Dario Bizzotto, Manuel Casaburo, Marialuisa Perrotta, Lorenzo Carnevale, Iolanda Vinciguerra, Stefania Fardella, Roberta Iacobucci, Giorgio M Bressan, Paola Braghetta, Giuseppe Lembo, Daniela Carnevale
Aortic aneurysms are life-threatening conditions with effective treatments mainly limited to emergency surgery or trans-arterial endovascular stent grafts, thus calling for the identification of specific molecular targets. Genetic studies have highlighted controversial roles of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling in aneurysm development. Here, we report on aneurysms developing in adult mice after smooth muscle cell (SMC)-specific inactivation of Smad4, an intracellular transducer of TGF-β. The results revealed that Smad4 inhibition activated interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in SMCs...
November 10, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149960/real-renal-function-after-renal-autotransplantation-through-the-analysis-of-solitary-kidney-autotransplantation-cases
#2
J G Gwon, Y H Kim, D J Han
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of the safety of renal autotransplantation (RAT) have been limited by a lack of evidence. Because of the influence of the opposite kidney, it is difficult to evaluate actual renal function. This study evaluated the actual results of RAT by collecting only cases involving a solitary kidney. METHODS: Between September 1, 1999, and November 30, 2015, 9 RAT procedures were performed in 9 patients with a solitary kidney. We retrospectively evaluated medical data collected prospectively...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149818/renal-dysfunction-following-elective-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#3
Esma Isenovic, Djodje Radak, Mihailo Neskovic, Petar Otasevic
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a degenerative disease of the aortic wall with potentially fatal complications. Open repair (OR) was considered the gold standard, until the emergence of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), which is less invasive and equally (if not more) effective. As the popularity of endovascular procedures grows, related complications become more evident, with kidney damage being one of them. Although acute kidney injury (AKI) following EVAR is relatively common, its true incidence is still uncertain...
November 16, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149323/should-the-dilated-ascending-aorta-be-repaired-at-the-time-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Prem Shekar, Vladimir Ivkovic, Nicholas T Longford, Chuan-Chin Huang, Martin I Sigurdsson, Robert C Neely, Maroun Yammine, Julius I Ejilofor, Vanessa Montiero Vieira, Jasmine T Shahram, Karam M Habchi, Gregory W Malzberg, Peter S Martin, Jordan Bloom, Eric M Isselbacher, J Daniel Muehlschlegel, Thoralf M Sundt, Simon C Body
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital valvular abnormality and frequently presents with accelerated calcific aortic valve disease, requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) and thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Supporting evidence for Association Guidelines of aortic dimensions for aortic resection is sparse. We sought to determine whether concurrent repair of dilated or aneurysmal aortic disease during AVR in patients with BAV substantially improves morbidity and mortality outcomes...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148099/circulating-pcsk9-is-lowered-acutely-following-surgery
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Irena Druce, Hussein Abujrad, Seham Chaker, Hilary Meggison, Andrew Hill, Angela Raymond, Janice Mayne, Teik Chye Ooi
BACKGROUND: A decrease in serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is well documented after acute stress. Plasma proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 (PCSK9), which promotes degradation of low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) resulting in reduced plasma clearance of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and an increase in serum LDL-C, would be predicted to decrease. Yet, a few studies have demonstrated an increase 1-8 days after acute stress. Our objective was to assess the earlier status of plasma PCSK9, within the first 24 hours of onset of stress...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147966/polyamine-concentration-is-increased-in-thoracic-ascending-aorta-of-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Amalia Forte, Mario Grossi, Ciro Bancone, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Per Hellstrand, Lo Persson, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Alessandro Della Corte
Polyamines are cationic molecules synthesized via a highly regulated pathway, obtained from the diet or produced by the gut microbiota. They are involved in general molecular and cellular phenomena that play a role also in vascular disease. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a congenital malformation associated to a greater risk of thoracic ascending aorta (TAA) aneurysm, whose pathogenesis is not yet well understood. We focused on differential analysis of key members of polyamine pathway and on polyamine concentration in non-dilated TAA samples from patients with either stenotic tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) or BAV (diameter ≤ 45 mm), vs...
November 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147918/aortic-arch-aneurysm-surgery-what-is-the-gold-standard-temperature-in-the-absence-of-randomized-data
#7
Amer Harky, Mohamad Bashir, Giovanni Mariscalco
In the absence randomized data for assessing the best and optimal temperature for managing open aortic arch surgery patients, cerebral protection method is still performed through hypothermic circulatory arrest with or without the use of adjuncts. A recent consensus has emerged setting to define the temperature levels. In an attempt, this was aimed to establish a solid ground for future trials in aortic arch surgery. This article reviews the current literature and the evidences behind using different temperature methods and their outcomes in patients undergoing open aortic arch surgery...
November 16, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147166/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#8
Yutaka Takayama
Objective: To assess medical economic adequacy of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Methods: Cost-utility analysis. A total of 21 patients with AAA treated at Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital in 2014 were divided into non-ruptured EVAR (Group E) and open surgery (OS) (Group O), and ruptured OS (Group R) groups, and hospital costs were aggregated with a medical accounting system. Mid-level hospital costs were estimated by a diagnosis-procedure-combination analysis system...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147161/is-conventional-open-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-feasible-in-nonagenarians
#9
Kyokun Uehara, Hitoshi Matsuda, Yosuke Inoue, Atsushi Omura, Yoshimasa Seike, Hiroaki Sasaki, Junjiro Kobayashi
Background: Although endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm has been found to be beneficial in very elderly patients, some patients have contraindications to this procedure. For nonagenarians, the results of open repair remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of open vs. endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm in nonagenarian patients. Methods and Results: Fourteen patients undergoing open surgical repair and 24 undergoing endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm were evaluated...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147158/successful-hybrid-treatment-of-stent-graft-migration-caused-by-type-b-aortic-dissection-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-a-case-report
#10
Tsunehiro Shintani, Kouji Atsuta, Takaaki Saito
Herein, we report a rare case of type B aortic dissection that occurred after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). A 66-year-old man underwent successful EVAR for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Computed tomography (CT) 2 years after EVAR showed a type B aortic dissection with stent-graft migration and AAA expansion. Juxtarenal aortic expansion precluded simple stent-graft placement. He underwent hepato-spleno-renal bypass followed by stent-graft placement just below the superior mesenteric artery...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147154/successful-embolization-therapy-through-reentry-tear-in-the-right-subclavian-artery-for-treating-patent-false-lumen-in-the-aortic-arch-formed-after-type-a-dissection-repair
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Hirohito Ishii, Kunihide Nakamura, Eisaku Nakamura, Koji Furukawa, Kouichiro Ochiai
A 73-year-old woman had undergone hemiarch replacement with primary entry resection for treating acute type A dissection 6 years ago. Postoperative computed tomography (CT) showed a patent false lumen (FL) in the aortic arch and a reentry tear in the right subclavian artery. The remaining aortic arch enlarged, which resulted in formation of a 55-mm-diameter aneurysm. We performed reentry occlusion using embolization with glue and coil. The patient's clinical course after the procedure was uneventful, and subsequent CT showed that FL was thrombosed and had decreased in size...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147153/successful-aortic-banding-for-type-ia-endoleak-due-to-neck-dilatation-after-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-case-report
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Yasushi Tashima, Koichi Tamai, Takehiro Shirasugi, Kenichiro Sato, Takahiro Yamamoto, Yusuke Imamura, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi, Toshiyuki Kobinata
A 69-year-old man with a type IA endoleak that developed approximately 21 months after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) of a 46 mm diameter aneurysm was referred to our department. He had impaired renal function, Parkinson's disease, and previous cerebral infarction. Computed tomography angiography showed a type IA endoleak with neck dilatation and that the aneurysm had grown to 60 mm in diameter. We decided to perform aortic banding. The type IA endoleak disappeared after banding and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 10...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147152/pulmonary-stenosis-caused-by-ductus-arteriosus-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Yasushi Tashima, Naoyuki Kimura, Koichi Tamai, Kenichiro Sato, Koichi Yuri, Harunobu Matsumoto, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi, Toshiyuki Kobinata
A 76-year-old woman with a 2-week history of dyspnea on exertion was admitted to our hospital. A computed tomography scan showed a 70-mm diameter aortic arch aneurysm containing a large thrombus that was compressing the pulmonary artery. Echocardiography showed severe pulmonary stenosis and no shunt flow. Operative findings revealed an aneurysmal thrombus protruding into the lumen of the pulmonary artery through a foramen. A ductus arteriosus aneurysm was diagnosed. After the thrombus removal, arch replacement and ductus closure with a prosthetic patch were performed...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147150/localized-aortic-root-dissection-with-a-superior-mesenteric-artery-aneurysm
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Akihiko Ikeda, Tomomi Nakajima, Yuji Hiramatsu, Tomoaki Jikuya
In this study, the case of a 46-year-old female patient with localized aortic root dissection and a superior mesenteric artery (SMA) aneurysm is described. Computed tomographic angiography could not clearly delineate an intimal flap in the aortic root, but it detected SMA aneurysm, which implied the presence of a vulnerability of the aortic wall. Finally, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) evidently showed the intimal flap localized in the aortic root. The present case suggests that TEE is of paramount importance for detecting localized aortic root dissection...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146096/ten-year-review-of-isolated-spontaneous-mesenteric-arterial-dissections
#15
Courtney E Morgan, Neel A Mansukhani, Mark K Eskandari, Heron E Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: Isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac artery (CA) remains a rare condition; however, it has been increasingly noted incidentally on diagnostic imaging. The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history and outcomes of patients presenting with isolated spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection (SMAD). We hypothesized that most SMADs can be treated nonoperatively. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective review of patients presenting with the diagnosis of SMAD between 2006 and 2016...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145894/inositol-in-the-management-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-imagen-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sophie E Rowbotham, Jenna L Pinchbeck, Georgina Anderson, Bernie Bourke, Michael Bourke, T Christian Gasser, Rene Jaeggi, Jason S Jenkins, Corey S Moran, Susan K Morton, Christopher M Reid, Ramesh Velu, Lisan Yip, Joseph V Moxon, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a focal dilation of the abdominal aorta and is associated with a risk of fatal rupture. Experimental studies suggest that myo-inositol may exert beneficial effects on AAAs through favourable changes to biological pathways implicated in AAA pathology. The aim of the Inositol in the MAnaGemENt of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IMAGEN) trial is to assess if myo-inositol will reduce AAA growth. METHODS/DESIGN: IMAGEN is a multi-centre, prospective, parallel-group, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
November 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143222/quantitative-analysis-of-the-level-of-readability-of-online-emergency-radiology-based-patient-education-resources
#17
David R Hansberry, Michael D'Angelo, Michael D White, Arpan V Prabhu, Mougnyan Cox, Nitin Agarwal, Sandeep Deshmukh
PURPOSE: The vast amount of information found on the internet, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized resource for Americans to find information pertaining to medical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining specifically to emergency radiology. METHODS: Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top 10 results were recorded. Each link was evaluated for its readability level using a set of ten reputable readability scales...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142582/pseudoaneurysm-of-left-proximal-common-carotid-artery-following-penetrating-trauma
#18
Rehana Shaikh, Saba Sohail, Parvez Ahmed Shaikh, Qamar-Un-Nisa Nisa
A 33-year male with history of penetrating trauma to left upper chest in 2006, presented through Medical unit to Radiology Department with complain of hemoptysis. Chest X-ray showed a soft tissue lesion in left upper lobe with a linear metallic foreign body. Contrast enhanced CT scan of chest and later CTA was performed which showed a saccular aneurysm arising from mediastinal part of left common aortic artery surrounded by thrombosis with a cylindrical linear metallic foreign body. He was planned for endovascular repair with stenting which he could not afford due to financial constraints...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142494/endovascular-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-complete-iliac-occlusion-case-series-and-literature-review
#19
Randall W Franz, M Taha Ibrahim, Christopher F Tanga, David A Epstein
In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and complete iliac occlusion, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) using a bifurcated stent graft has clear advantages over aortouniiliac stent grafts. Bifurcated stent grafts had improved hemodynamic flow and increased primary and secondary patency rates compared with aortouniiliac stent grafts. The use of aortouniiliac stent grafts with femorofemoral crossover bypass is associated with complications including infection of the prosthesis, steal phenomenon, and the associated difficulties for further endovascular access at the site of the femoral anastomosis...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142493/cervical-arterial-fibromuscular-dysplasia-in-a-biethnic-population-a-retrospective-study-in-the-u-s-mexican-border
#20
Ihtesham A Qureshi, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Tatiana Chacon-Quesada, Gavito-Higuera Jose, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Alberto Maud
Background  There have been studies trying to characterize Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD); however, most of them are based in mainly non-Hispanic sample. The objective of this study is to better understand the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of craniocervical FMD in the Hispanic population. Methods  We retrospectively reviewed the cerebral angiograms performed in our center in a period of 3.5 years under any indication looking for angiographic patterns of FMD. Exclusion criteria consisted of cases in which the first angiogram was done when the patients were younger than 18 years...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
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