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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631982/carotid-intraplaque-hemorrhage-on-vessel-wall-mri-does-not-correlate-with-tcd-emboli-monitoring-in-patients-with-recently-symptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis
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Adam de Havenon, David Tirschwell, Jennifer J Majersik, Scott McNally, Gregory Stoddard, Anne Moore, Mahmud Mossa-Basha
Background Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) seen on vessel wall MRI is associated with an increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack, as are microembolic signals (MES) detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD). We sought to examine the association between IPH and MES in acute stroke patients with symptomatic carotid atherosclerosis. Methods Through a retrospective chart review, we included patients from 2011 to 2013 with acute ischemic stroke due to carotid atherosclerosis of varying stenosis who had both 3D volumetric MRI of the neck and TCD emboli monitoring...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627865/the-value-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-and-an-analysis-of-related-factors
#2
Le Jiang, Yuehua Zhao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to explore the application and clinical significance of color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) in diagnosing lower extremity vascular disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: The lower extremity arteries of 81 patients with T2DM and 50 control patients were examined by CDU for blood vessel diameter, intima-media thickness, plaque on the vessel wall, lumen stenosis and filling defect in blood flow. The occurrence of diabetes mellitus was investigated in additional T2DM patients of various ages...
September 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617385/-differential-diagnosis-of-cerebral-autosomal-dominant-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy
#3
A A Moroz, N Yu Abramycheva, M S Stepanova, R N Konovalov, S L Timerbaeva, S N Illarioshkin
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarctions and leucoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is an inherited CNS disease, which is caused by mutations in the NOTCH3 gene. Selective disorders of small vessels underlie the disease pathogenesis. Clinically CADASIL is characterized by headaches, multiple stroke-like disorders (in most cases transient ischemic attacks and lacunar strokes), and different focal neurological symptoms and dementia. There are specific MRI signs of the disease: multiple lacunar infarctions located in the basal ganglia, brain steam and cerebellum, focal lesions of temporal poles, capsula externa, periventricular and subcortical areas; diffuse white matter changes and leukoaraiosis can be observed as well...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616930/-a-study-of-etiology-classification-of-minor-stroke-based-on-toast-and-asco-systems
#4
Jie Zhou, Yang Zhang, Yi-Jia Guo, Li He
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the differences in the etiology between minor stroke and non-minor stroke based on TOAST and ASCO systems, and to guide the early intervention for minor stroke. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the patients with acute ischemic stroke admitted to our department from July 2012 to July 2014. We sub-typed minor stroke patients and non-minor stroke patients in etiology using Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) and ASCO (A for atherosclerosis, S for small vessel disease, C for Cardiac source, O for other cause) systems respectively to investigate the difference of etiology between the two groups...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616560/successful-revascularization-improves-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-chronic-coronary-total-occlusion
#5
Tomohiko Teramoto, Etsuo Tsuchikane, Masanori Yamamoto, Hitoshi Matsuo, Yoshiaki Kawase, Yoriyasu Suzuki, Seiji Kanou, Tetsurou Shimura, Hirotomo Sato, Maoto Habara, Kenya Nasu, Masashi Kimura, Yoshihisa Kinoshita, Mitsuyasu Terashima, Tetsuo Matsubara, Takahiko Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Following the development of breakthrough techniques for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO), the initial success rate of PCI in CTO lesions (CTO-PCI) has improved; however, there are few reports regarding the effects of successful CTO revascularization on long-term mortality in Japan. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with successful versus failed CTO recanalization and to identify related factors...
March 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616540/the-fate-of-small-side-branches-following-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#6
Demet Ozkaramanli Gur, Deniz Kumbasar, Refika Hüral, Derviş Oral, Çetin Erol
OBJECTIVES: Although drug eluting stents (DES) have documented convenience in bifurcation lesions, possible unfavorable effects on small side branch ostium (SBO) remain a question. We aimed to explore the effects of DES on small jailed SBs (1.5-2.25 mm) which originated from the lesion on the main vessel and were not treated with either stenting or balloon dilatation. METHODS: Angiographic data of 107 consecutive patients (129 SB) with Medina 1,1,1 or 1,1,0 lesions were evaluated at the time of procedure and at the follow-up...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608454/accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
#7
I González-Suárez, J J Ríos-Blanco, J Arpa
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke, is a major cause of mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although AAV affects small vessels, an accelerated atherosclerosis not explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) has been demonstrated. We aimed to investigate the association of atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cerebral small vessel disease in AAV-patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-three AAV-patients in complete remission were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594659/repeat-revascularization-after-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-is-it-a-problem
#8
Maria L Rodriguez, Harry R Lapierre, Benjamin F Sohmer, Marc A Ruel
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG) via a small left thoracotomy is a novel technique for coronary revascularization that is increasingly used around the world. However, multivessel MICS CABG is difficult, and concerns about repeat revascularization (RR) have been raised. This longitudinal study describes the rates of RR among patients who have undergone MICS CABG and identifies targets for improvement. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed on the 306 MICS CABG patients operated on by a single surgeon from 2005 to 2015...
June 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590826/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-pediatric-extrinsic-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-by-crossing-polar-vessels-is-vascular-hitching-a-definitive-solution-report-of-a-multicenter-survey
#9
Salvatore Fabio Chiarenza, Cosimo Bleve, Paolo Caione, Maria Escolino, Simona Gerocarni Nappo, Rosa Perretta, Angela La Manna, Ciro Esposito
BACKGROUND: This article aimed to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic vascular hitch (VH) as an effective alternative to dismembered pyeloplasty in the treatment of children with extrinsic ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) by crossing vessels (CVs), by reporting the experience of three Italian centers of Pediatric Surgery. METHODS: From 2006 to 2014, 54 children (18 girls and 36 boys, average age 10.7 years) affected by suspected extrinsic UPJO by CV were treated in three different institutions: 51 patients underwent laparoscopic VH, while 3 patients, in which a coexisting intrinsic etiology of UPJO was doubtful, underwent laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580767/drug-coated-balloon-long-term-outcome-from-a-real-world-three-center-experience
#10
Carlo Zivelonghi, Matteo Ghione, Giovanni Benfari, Magdalena Cuman, Alfredo Fede, Mattia Lunardi, Stefano Cordone, Marco Botta, Andrea Pacchioni, Pietro Bellone, Bernhard Reimers, Flavio L Ribichini
OBJECTIVES: In-stent restenosis (ISR) and diffuse small vessel disease still represent challenging subsets for percutaneous coronary interventions, also in the new-generation DES era. We aim at reporting on the long-term clinical outcome of drug-coated balloons (DCB) in all-comers population. METHODS: Consecutive patients treated with DCB between January 2011 and December 2014 were retrospectively studied in three centers of northern Italy. The measured end-points were cardiac death, myocardial infarction (MI), target lesion revascularization (TLR), and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) defined as combination of cardiac death, MI, and TLR...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579550/the-application-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-retinal-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Kumar Sambhav, Sandeep Grover, K V Chalam
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a new, non-invasive imaging technique that generates real time volumetric data of chorioretinal vasculature and its flow pattern. With the advent of high-speed optical coherence tomography, established en-face chorioretinal segmentation, and efficient algorithms, OCTA generate images that resembles an angiogram. The principle of OCTA involves determining the change in backscattering between consecutive B-scans and then attributing the differences to the flow of erythrocytes through retinal blood vessels...
June 1, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566597/intravascular-images-of-coronary-stenosis-with-multiple-channels-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-the-optical-coherence-tomography-findings
#12
Shigenori Ito, Takahiro Hasuo
Intravascular images of coronary stenosis by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) would be beneficial to understand the mechanism of this disease. A 59-year-old woman with APS/systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) underwent emergent coronary angiography which revealed stenosis with micro channels in the proximal left anterior descending artery. According to optical coherence tomography (OCT), the central lumen was surrounded by a thick septum with a homogenous and high intensity. Multiple small channels existed near the vessel wall with diffuse intimal hyperplasia...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562382/impact-of-mean-platelet-aggregation-degree-on-long-term-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-a-complex-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#13
Quan Li, Mengmeng Li, Xianpeng Yu, Jiqiang He, Yuechun Gao, Xiaoling Zhang, Changyan Wu, Yawei Luo, Yuchen Zhang, Xuejun Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the mean platelet aggregation degree and long-term clinical outcomes in patients receiving a complex percutaneous coronary intervention (CPCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We screened 2141 patients after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treated with aspirin and clopidogrel. CPCI was defined as a procedure targeted to at least one of the following: left main disease, bifurcation lesion, ostial lesion, chronic total occlusion, and small-vessel stenting...
May 30, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548010/initial-experience-with-the-6-f-and-8-f-indigo-thrombectomy-system-for-acute-renovisceral-occlusive-events
#14
Theodosios Bisdas, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Efthymios Beropoulis, Arne Schwindt, Arne Stachmann, Martin Austermann, Giovanni Torsello
PURPOSE: To examine the safety and effectiveness of the new large-bore Indigo thrombectomy catheters to treat patients with acute renovisceral occlusion without the need of thrombolytic agents. METHODS: Between November 2015 and 2016, 7 consecutive patients (mean age 65±5 years; 5 men) with acute renovisceral artery occlusion were treated with the new large-bore (6-F and 8-F) vacuum-assisted thrombectomy catheters. The occluded vessels were 6 renal arteries and 3 superior mesenteric arteries (SMAs); 5 of the 9 thromboses were in bridging stent-grafts associated with branched endografts...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543314/subclinical-hypothyroidism-and-risk-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-a-hospital-based-observational-study
#15
Xiaohao Zhang, Yi Xie, Caixia Ding, Jing Xiao, Yinyan Tang, Xuemei Jiang, Hua Shan, Yuankai Lin, Yujia Zhu, Chuanyou Li, Dan Hu, Zhixiang Ling, Gelin Xu, Lei Sheng
OBJECTIVE: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been associated with atherosclerosis and increased risk of ischemic stroke. However, whether SCH is associated with cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) remains largely unexplored. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between SCH and total cSVD burden, a composite measurement detected with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in patients with minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). DESIGN: This was a prospective observational cohort study conducted in a tertiary referral hospital...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539296/-establishment-of-a-rabbit-model-of-small-diameter-vascular-graft-replacement
#16
Jia-Qing Zhang, Kun-Tang Chen, Fu-Wei Zhang, Shao-Bin Li, Yuan-Zhou Wu, Jing Feng, Wu-Jun Wang, Yu-Sheng Yan
OBJECTIVE: To establish an rabbit model that mimics the hemodynamics of the bypass graft after coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS: Sixteen New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into two groups for abdominal aortic artery replacement using a 3-cm-long ePTFE graft with an inner diameter 4 mm through an incision at 1/3 from the middle to the lower part of the abdomen (group A) or in the lower abdomen (group B). The general conditions of the rabbits, operative time, number of collateral vessels that needed to be ligated, rate of massive intraoperative bleeding, fluctuation of vascular anastomosis after surgery, patency rate of the graft on day 7 after the operation were compared between the two groups...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525562/retinal-vein-occlusion-as-the-surrogate-marker-for-premature-brain-aging-in-young-patients
#17
Kwan Hyuk Cho, Chi Kyung Kim, Kyungmi Oh, Seung-Won Oh, Kyu Hyung Park, Sang Jun Park
Purpose: We investigated cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) in patients with incidental retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Methods: This retrospective, case-control, observational trial included 125 patients with RVO who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 1105 age-matched controls who underwent comprehensive medical interviews and MRI. Underlying cardiovascular diseases and MRI findings were investigated in the patients with RVO according to age (<60 or ≥60 years) and RVO occlusion level (central or branch)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525540/alcohol-consumption-and-common-carotid-intima-media-thickness-the-use-imt-study
#18
Annie R Britton, Diederick E Grobbee, Hester M den Ruijter, Todd J Anderson, Moise Desvarieux, Gunnar Engström, Greg W Evans, Bo Hedblad, Jussi Kauhanen, Sudhir Kurl, Eva M Lonn, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Joseph F Polak, Jacqueline F Price, Christopher M Rembold, Maria Rosvall, Tatjana Rundek, Jukka T Salonen, Coen Stehouwer, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Michiel L Bots
Aims: Epidemiological evidence indicates a protective effect of light to moderate alcohol consumption compared to non-drinking and heavy drinking. Although several mechanisms have been suggested, the effect of alcohol on atherosclerotic changes in vessel walls is unclear. Therefore, we explored the relationship between alcohol consumption and common carotid intima media thickness, a marker of early atherosclerosis in the general population. Methods: Individual participant data from eight cohorts, involving 37,494 individuals from the USE-IMT collaboration were used...
May 19, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516871/diagnosis-of-catastrophic-anti-phospholipid-syndrome-in-a-patient-tested-negative-for-conventional-tests
#19
Fabrizio Conti, Roberta Priori, Cristiano Alessandri, Roberta Misasi, Antonella Capozzi, Monica Pendolino, Simona Truglia, Silvia Frisenda, Maurizio Sorice, Guido Valesini
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a severe variant of APS, characterised by clinical evidence of multiple organ involvement developing over a very short period of time, histopathological evidence of multiple small vessel occlusions and laboratory confirmation of the presence of aPL (lupus anticoagulant and/or anticardiolipin antibodies and/or anti-Beta2-glcyoprotein I antibodies). Here we report a case of a 39-year-old woman patient who developed a CAPS which was negative to the conventional aPL but positive for aPL in thin layer chromatography immunostaining and vimentin/cardiolipin antibodies by ELISA test...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516365/clipping-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-in-a-hybrid-room-environment-a-case-control-study
#20
Philipp Dammann, Max Jägersberg, Zsolt Kulcsar, Ivan Radovanovic, Karl Schaller, Philippe Bijlenga
BACKGROUND: Hybrid room treatment (HRT) provides the surgeon immediate intraoperative angiography control of aneurysm occlusion and vessel patency. Since it is relatively resource demanding, in clinical routine HRT is reserved for elective cases. However, since its introduction in our department in 2008, several random cases of ruptured intracranial aneurysms (IAs) have been treated in the HR. This study aims to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of these cases with cases treated conventionally using a matched pair analysis...
July 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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