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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432820/the-impact-of-small-motion-on-the-visualization-of-coronary-vessels-and-lesions-in-cardiac-ct-a-simulation-study
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Francisco Contijoch, J Webster Stayman, Elliot R McVeigh
PURPOSE: Coronary x-ray computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is used to non-invasively assess coronary artery geometry and has, combined with computational modeling, demonstrated the potential to identify physiologically significant lesions. These measurements require robust and accurate coronary imaging and delineation of vessels in the presence of small motion. This simulation study characterizes the impact of small, uncorrected vessel drifts during data acquisition on the assessment of vessel intensity, diameter, and shape...
April 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422865/crystalglobulinemia-manifesting-as-chronic-arthralgia-and-acute-limb-ischemia-a-clinical-case-report
#2
Nobuya Abe, Tomoko Tomita, Miyuki Bohgaki, Hideki Kasahara, Takao Koike
RATIONALE: Crystalglobulinemia is a rare disease caused by monoclonal immunoglobulins, characterized by irreversible crystallization on refrigeration. It causes systemic symptoms including purpura, arthralgia, and vessel occlusive conditions to be exacerbated by exposure to cold. We report a patient with crystalglobulinemia associated with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) manifesting as chronic arthralgia and recurrent acute arterial occlusion. PRESENTING CONCERNS: A 61-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with MGUS and who had arthralgia of unknown origin, presented with recurrent acute limb ischemia after surgical thromboembolectomy...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414666/just-a-puff-of-smoke
#3
A Leonard
CASE: A 44 year old woman with a history of stroke s/p aneurysm clipping, seizure, and substance abuse was brought to the hospital after a family member received a call from her friend saying she was acting unusual and may have had a seizure while hanging out on the street. At her baseline, she needed modest assistance in daily activities after her CVA and conversed without issue. Her mother died of a stroke. On exam the patient was afebrile, normotensive with mild tachycardia to 110...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413700/endovascular-stroke-treatment-in-a-small-volume-stroke-center
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Gry N Behzadi, Lars Fjetland, Rajiv Advani, Martin W Kurz, Kathinka D Kurz
INTRODUCTION: Our purpose was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT) of stroke caused by large vessel occlusions (LVO) performed by general interventional radiologists in cooperation with stroke neurologists and neuroradiologists at a center with a limited annual number of procedures. We aimed to compare our results with those previously reported from larger stroke centers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 108 patients with acute stroke due to LVO treated with EVT were included...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399651/facial-pain-overlapping-syndromes
#5
Stefan Evers
Premise This review summarises the pain syndromes that overlap between headache and facial pain and overlap between pain and cranial nerve lesion. Problem These syndromes share two features in common. First, they show both cranial nerve impairment (e.g. palsy, autonomic dysfunction) and pain; second, they have inflammatory (and/or small vessel) processes as the underlying mechanism. A typical representative of these syndromes is recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy, which was previously called ophthalmoplegic migraine and was regarded as a migraine subtype...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396005/transradial-access-for-interventional-radiology-single-centre-procedural%C3%A2-and-clinical-outcome-analysis
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Avnesh S Thakor, Mohammed T Alshammari, David M Liu, John Chung, Stephen G F Ho, Gerald M Legiehn, Lindsay Machan, Aaron M Fischman, Rahul S Patel, Darren Klass
PURPOSE: The study sought to describe a single centre's technical approach to transradial intervention and report on clinical outcomes and safety. METHODS: A total of 749 transradial access (TRA) procedures were performed at a single hospital in 562 patients (174 women and 388 men). Procedures included 445 bland embolizations or chemoembolizations of the liver, 88 uterine artery embolizations, and 148 procedures for Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (Y90), which included mapping and administration...
April 7, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389774/takayasu-arteritis-presenting-as-isolated-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#7
Guohong Tian, Qian Chen, Wenji Wang
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology that affects the aorta and its primary branches or large arteries in the proximal upper or lower extremities. Ocular manifestations of TA include microaneurysm formation, small-vessel dilation, arteriovenous anastomosis, retinal ischemia, and neovascular glaucoma. We herein report a case involving a 23-year-old Asian woman who presented with isolated acute anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and was initially misdiagnosed with optic neuritis...
April 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386036/silent-brain-infarctions-and-leukoaraiosis-in-patients-with-retinal-ischemia-a-prospective-single-center-observational-study
#8
Amir Golsari, Diana Bittersohl, Bastian Cheng, Pia Griem, Christoph Beck, Andrea Hassenstein, Max Nedelmann, Tim Magnus, Jens Fiehler, Christian Gerloff, Götz Thomalla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the incidence of co-occurring cerebral ischemia, extent of cerebral small vessel disease, and vascular risk profile of patients with acute retinal ischemia. METHODS: RETIS (Frequency of Acute Silent Brain Infarction and Systematic Evaluation of Stroke Risk in Retinal Ischemia) was a single-center, prospective, observational study comprising ophthalmologic examination, brain magnetic resonance imaging, and extensive diagnostic work-up of vascular risk factors and stroke cause...
April 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385886/preliminary-experience-with-stent-assisted-coiling-of-aneurysms-arising-from-small-2-5-mm-cerebral-vessels-using-the-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-device
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C-C Wang, W Li, Z-Z Feng, B Hong, Y Xu, J-M Liu, Q-H Huang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS) stent is a new device recently introduced for the treatment of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms. This single-center study presents the authors' preliminary experience using the LVIS stent to treat saccular aneurysms with parent arteries smaller than 2.5 mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aneurysms with a LVIS stent used in a small parent vessel (<2.5 mm in diameter) between October 2014 and April 2016 were included...
April 6, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380323/a-retrospective-analysis-of-254-acute-stroke-cases-admitted-to-two-university-hospitals-in-beirut-classification-and-associated-factors
#10
N Lahoud, Marie-Helene Abbas, Pascale Salameh, N Saleh, Samer Abes, Hassan Hosseini, Souheil Gebeily
Lebanon is a developing country where the prevalence of stroke subtypes and their correlation with risk factors have not been studied, even though stroke management is an ongoing major national healthcare challenge. In a retrospective study conducted in two university hospitals, data were collected on all stroke cases admitted in 2012 and 2013. Ischemic strokes were then classified according to a modified TOAST classification. A total of 254 inpatients (mean age 68.41 years ±13.34, 55.1% males) was included in the study; of these, 15% had had a hemorrhagic stroke and was therefore excluded...
January 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373785/chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-recanalization-current-techniques-and-new-devices
#11
REVIEW
Jan-Erik Gülker, Lars Bansemir, Heinrich G Klues, Alexander Bufe
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of total chronic coronary occlusion (CTO) still remains a major challenge. The prevalence of a CTO has been reported to be up to 30% among patients with a clinical indication for coronary angiography. Progress has been made with further advanced interventional techniques and continuously sophisticated interventional tools. Nevertheless the number of interventions carried out to recanalize a CTO is less than 10% of all procedures. Benefits of a successful CTO recanalization include relief of angina pectoris and ischemia-related dyspnea, substantial improvement in left ventricular function and, avoidance of surgery treatment...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370536/the-impact-of-transcriptional-factor-fli1-deficiency-on-the-regulation-of-angiogenesis
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Tetsuo Toyama, Yoshihide Asano, Takuya Miyagawa, Kouki Nakamura, Megumi Hirabayashi, Takashi Yamashita, Ryosuke Saigusa, Shunsuke Miura, Yohei Ichimura, Takehiro Takahashi, Takashi Taniguchi, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
The insufficiency of Friend leukemia virus integration 1 (Fli1), a member of the Ets family transcription factors, is implicated in the pathogenesis of vasculopathy associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Fli1 deficiency accelerates early steps of angiogenesis, including detachment of pre-existing pericytes and extracellular matrix degradation by endothelial proteinases, but the impact of Fli1 deficiency on the other steps of angiogenesis has not been investigated. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of Fli1 deficiency on migration, proliferation, cell survival, and tube formation of human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HDMECs)...
March 31, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368345/endovascular-embolization-by-transcatheter-delivery-of-particles-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Rahul A Sheth, Sharjeel Sabir, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Reginald K Avery, Yu Shrike Zhang, Ali Khademhosseini, Rahmi Oklu
Minimally invasive techniques to occlude flow within blood vessels, initially pioneered in the 1970s with autologous materials and subsequently advanced with increasingly sophisticated engineered biomaterials, are routinely performed for a variety of medical conditions. Contemporary interventional radiologists have at their disposal a wide armamentarium of occlusive agents to treat a range of disease processes through a small incision in the skin. In this review, we provide a historical perspective on endovascular embolization tools, summarize the current state-of-the-art, and highlight burgeoning technologies that promise to advance the field in the near future...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362714/iloprost-prostaglandin-e1-and-papaverine-relax-human-mesenteric-arteries-with-similar-potency
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Christoph Mahlke, Jens-Peter Kühn, Birger Mensel, André Schreiber, Annett Juretzko, Antje Steinbach, Olaf Grisk
OBJECTIVE: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is accompanied by mesenteric artery spasms that are at least in part due to endothelin system activation. Acute treatment includes intra-arterial infusion of vasodilators such as iloprost, prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) and papaverine. Their effectiveness is not well characterized in human mesenteric arteries. We directly compared their potency to relax isolated human mesenteric arteries. To explore the potential of Rock inhibition to treat mesenteric artery spasms, we tested if endothelin-1 (ET-1)-induced mesenteric artery constrictions depend rho kinase (Rock)...
March 30, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357169/low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-junior-device-for-the-treatment-of-intracranial-aneurysms
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Mihir Gupta, Vincent J Cheung, Peter Abraham, Arvin R Wali, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Brandon C Gabel, Abdulrahman Almansouri, J Scott Pannell, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE: Early case series suggest that the recently introduced Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Junior (LVIS Jr.) device (MicroVention-Terumo, Inc., Tustin, CA) may be used to treat wide-necked aneurysms that would otherwise require treatment with intrasaccular devices or open surgery. We report our single-center experience utilizing LVIS Jr. to treat intracranial aneurysms involving 1.8-2.5 mm parent arteries. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of patients treated with the LVIS Jr...
February 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356405/the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#16
REVIEW
Gérald Simonneau, Adam Torbicki, Peter Dorfmüller, Nick Kim
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, progressive pulmonary vascular disease that is usually a consequence of prior acute pulmonary embolism. CTEPH usually begins with persistent obstruction of large and/or middle-sized pulmonary arteries by organised thrombi. Failure of thrombi to resolve may be related to abnormal fibrinolysis or underlying haematological or autoimmune disorders. It is now known that small-vessel abnormalities also contribute to haemodynamic compromise, functional impairment and disease progression in CTEPH...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355983/mesenteric-inflammatory-veno-occlusive-disease-of-the-spleen-metasynchronous-with-two-arterial-thrombotic-events-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
D Allali, G Puppa, C Chizzolini
Vasculitides, particularly those affecting small vessels, are known to complicate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, isolated venulitis of the mesenteric bed has rarely been reported. Here we relate the case of a 46-year-old woman with SLE who presented with acute abdominal pain due to artery thrombosis and extended splenic ischemia requiring splenectomy. The histological examination revealed diffuse venulitis in the absence of arterial vasculitis consistent with the definition of mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease (MIVOD)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351208/angiographic-dissection-patterns-and-patency-outcomes-after-balloon-angioplasty-for-superficial-femoral-artery-disease
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Masahiko Fujihara, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Shinya Sasaki, Kiyonori Nanto, Makoto Utsunomiya, Osamu Iida, Yoshiaki Yokoi
PURPOSE: To investigate the angiographic dissection patterns after balloon angioplasty for superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions, the clinical outcome associated with each dissection pattern, and the predictive factors for severe dissection. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter analysis examined 621 patients (mean age 72.8±9.5 years; 414 men) with 748 symptomatic de novo SFA lesions treated with endovascular therapy. Vessel dissection after the initial balloon angioplasty procedure was graded into 7 types according to a modified version of the coronary artery classification types A to F...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349417/midterm-angiographic-outcomes-with-sirolimus-and-everolimus-eluting-stents-for-small-vessels-in-diabetic-patients-propensity-score-matched-comparisons-in-three-different-vessel-diameters
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Kenichiro Suzuki, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Makoto Mutoh, Hiroshi Sakamoto, Takeyuki Kubota, Takayuki Ogawa, Chikara Mori, Koichi Hashimoto, Kimiaki Komukai, Michihiro Yoshimura
We conducted propensity-score-matched comparisons of midterm angiographic follow-up outcomes of sirolimus- versus everolimus-eluting stents (SES, EES) after elective placements for de novo coronary stenosis in small vessels (SV) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), because the angiographic efficacy of EES over SES for those cohorts remained unclear. The study was a non-randomized, retrospective, lesion-based, multicenter study, examining lesions followed up angiographically within 550 days, extracted from the unified database of 6 institutes...
March 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337932/stroke-lesions-in-a-large-upper-limb-rehabilitation-trial-cohort-rarely-match-lesions-in-common-preclinical-models
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Matthew A Edwardson, Ximing Wang, Brent Liu, Li Ding, Christianne J Lane, Caron Park, Monica A Nelsen, Theresa A Jones, Steven L Wolf, Carolee J Winstein, Alexander W Dromerick
BACKGROUND: Stroke patients with mild-moderate upper extremity motor impairments and minimal sensory and cognitive deficits provide a useful model to study recovery and improve rehabilitation. Laboratory-based investigators use lesioning techniques for similar goals. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether stroke lesions in an upper extremity rehabilitation trial cohort match lesions from the preclinical stroke recovery models used to drive translational research. METHODS: Clinical neuroimages from 297 participants enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (ICARE) study were reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
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