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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351284/magnetic-resonance-angiography-with-compressed-sensing-an-evaluation-of-moyamoya-disease
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Takayuki Yamamoto, Tomohisa Okada, Yasutaka Fushimi, Akira Yamamoto, Koji Fujimoto, Sachi Okuchi, Hikaru Fukutomi, Jun C Takahashi, Takeshi Funaki, Susumu Miyamoto, Aurélien F Stalder, Yutaka Natsuaki, Peter Speier, Kaori Togashi
Compressed sensing (CS) reconstructions of under-sampled measurements generate missing data based on assumptions of image sparsity. Non-contrast time-of-flight MR angiography (TOF-MRA) is a good candidate for CS based acceleration, as MRA images feature bright trees of sparse vessels over a well-suppressed anatomical background signal. A short scan time derived from CS is beneficial for patients of moyamoya disease (MMD) because of the frequency of MR scans. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of TOF-MRA with CS in the evaluation of MMD...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350576/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-on-high-salt-diet
#2
Fanny Herisson, Iris Zhou, Jerome Mawet, E Du, Arnavaz H Barfejani, Tao Qin, Marilyn J Cipolla, Philip Z Sun, Natalia S Rost, Cenk Ayata
Stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) on high-salt diet are characterized by extremely high arterial pressures, and have been endorsed as a model for hypertensive small vessel disease and vascular cognitive impairment. However, rapidly developing malignant hypertension is a well-known cause of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in humans, associated with acute neurological deficits, seizures, vasogenic cerebral edema and microhemorrhages. In this study, we aimed to examine the overlap between human PRES and SHRSP on high-salt diet...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343588/modeling-the-impact-of-interhospital-transfer-network-design-on-stroke-outcomes-in-a-large-city
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Neal S Parikh, Abhinaba Chatterjee, Iván Díaz, Ankur Pandya, Alexander E Merkler, Gino Gialdini, Benjamin R Kummer, Saad A Mir, Michael P Lerario, Matthew E Fink, Babak B Navi, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We sought to model the effects of interhospital transfer network design on endovascular therapy eligibility and clinical outcomes of stroke because of large-vessel occlusion for the residents of a large city. METHODS: We modeled 3 transfer network designs for New York City. In model A, patients were transferred from spoke hospitals to the closest hub hospitals with endovascular capabilities irrespective of hospital affiliation. In model B, which was considered the base case, patients were transferred to the closest affiliated hub hospitals...
January 17, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326378/the-casper-stent-system-for-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Sebastian J Mutzenbach, Katharina Millesi, Cornelia Roesler, Erasmia Broussalis, Slaven Pikija, Johann Sellner, Lukas Machegger, Christoph J Griessenauer, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer
PURPOSE: To report the results of a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data evaluating the safety and efficacy of a double layer stent engineered for carotid artery occlusive disease. METHODS: Between January 2014 and February 2017, 138 patients (25.4% women; median age 71 years) underwent Casper stent implantation for carotid artery stenosis. Eligibility criteria included stenosis >70% of vessel diameter (or >50% diameter with ulceration) in symptomatic patients or asymptomatic patients with >80% stenosis at the carotid bifurcation or in the proximal internal carotid artery...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324452/adjudication-of-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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W T Longstreth, Natalie C Gasca, Rebecca F Gottesman, John B Pearce, Ralph L Sacco
BACKGROUND: To describe adjudication of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke in an observational study. METHODS: We detail the process used to adjudicate TIA and stroke in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a large longitudinal cohort study. Two of three vascular neurologists adjudicated each event using specific protocols. We examined the initial agreement, effect of imaging on diagnosis of TIA versus ischemic stroke, and effect of strict and less strict criteria on the number of ischemic stroke subtypes classified as undetermined...
January 11, 2018: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314563/subadventitial-stenting-around-occluded-stents-a-bailout-technique-to-recanalize-in-stent-chronic-total-occlusions
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Lorenzo Azzalini, Aris Karatasakis, James C Spratt, Péter Tajti, Robert F Riley, Luiz F Ybarra, Stefan P Schumacher, Susanna Benincasa, Barbara Bellini, Luciano Candilio, Satoru Mitomo, Peter Henriksen, Francisco Hidalgo, Leo Timmers, Adriaan O Kraaijeveld, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, James Roy, David R Ramsay, James C Weaver, Paul Knaapen, Alexander Nap, Boris Starcevic, Soledad Ojeda, Manuel Pan, Khaldoon Alaswad, William L Lombardi, Mauro Carlino, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Antonio Colombo, Stéphane Rinfret, Kambis Mashayekhi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes of subadventitial stenting (SS) around occluded stents for recanalizing in-stent chronic total occlusions (IS-CTOs). BACKGROUND: There is little evidence on the outcomes of SS for IS-CTO. METHODS: We examined the outcomes of SS for IS-CTO PCI at 14 centers between July 2011 and June 2017, and compared them to historical controls recanalized using within-stent stenting (WSS). Target-vessel failure (TVF) on follow-up was the endpoint of this study, and was defined as a composite of cardiac death, target-vessel myocardial infarction, and target-vessel revascularization...
January 4, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306626/mid-term-outcomes-of-endovascular-repair-of-ruptured-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-off-the-shelf-branched-stent-grafts
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Kiattisak Hongku, Björn Sonesson, Katarina Björses, Jan Holst, Timothy Resch, Nuno V Dias
OBJECTIVE: To assess the mid-term outcomes and feasibility of branched endovascular repair (b-EVAR) of ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (rTAAAs). METHODS: All patients undergoing b-EVAR of rTAAAs between 2011 and 2016 were included. Pre-, intra and postoperative imaging was reviewed to assess technical success, outcomes, and feasibility of b-EVAR in the emergent setting. RESULTS: Eleven emergency b-EVAR of rTAAAs (10 aneurysms and 1 chronic dissection) were performed using off-the-shelf (OTS) branched stentgrafts...
January 3, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304539/expression-and-cellular-localization-of-cxcr4-and-cxcl12-in-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Sophie Merckelbach, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Michael Kallmayer, Christoph Rischpler, Rainer Burgkart, Yvonne Döring, Gert-Jan de Borst, Markus Schwaiger, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Christian Weber, Jaroslav Pelisek
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:  The CXCR4/CXCL12 complex has already been associated with progression of atherosclerosis; however, its exact role is yet unknown. The aim of this study was to analyse the expression and cellular localization of CXCL12 and its receptor CXCR4 in human carotid atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS:  Carotid plaques (n = 58; 31 stable, 27 unstable, based on histological characterization of plaque morphology) were obtained during carotid endarterectomy, and 10 healthy vessels were used as a control...
January 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300374/clinical-history-and-management-recommendations-of-the-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome-due-to-acta2-arginine-179-alterations
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Ellen S Regalado, Lauren Mellor-Crummey, Julie De Backer, Alan C Braverman, Lesley Ades, Susan Benedict, Timothy J Bradley, M Elizabeth Brickner, Kathryn C Chatfield, Anne Child, Cori Feist, Kathryn W Holmes, Glen Iannucci, Birgit Lorenz, Paul Mark, Takayuki Morisaki, Hiroko Morisaki, Shaine A Morris, Anna L Mitchell, John R Ostergaard, Julie Richer, Denver Sallee, Sherene Shalhub, Mustafa Tekin, Anthony Estrera, Patricia Musolino, Anji Yetman, Reed Pyeritz, Dianna M Milewicz
PurposeSmooth muscle dysfunction syndrome (SMDS) due to heterozygous ACTA2 arginine 179 alterations is characterized by patent ductus arteriosus, vasculopathy (aneurysm and occlusive lesions), pulmonary arterial hypertension, and other complications in smooth muscle-dependent organs. We sought to define the clinical history of SMDS to develop recommendations for evaluation and management.MethodsMedical records of 33 patients with SMDS (median age 12 years) were abstracted and analyzed.ResultsAll patients had congenital mydriasis and related pupillary abnormalities at birth and presented in infancy with a patent ductus arteriosus or aortopulmonary window...
January 4, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296213/suppression-of-microrna-9-5p-rescues-learning-and-memory-in-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-rats-model
#10
Na Wei, Kai Zheng, Rui Xue, Sheng-Li Ma, Hua-Yan Ren, Hui-Fen Huang, Wei-Wei Wang, Jing-Jing Xu, Kui-Sheng Chen
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion has been associated with cognitive impairment in dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular disease (VaD), the two most common neurodegenerative diseases in aged people. However, the effective therapeutic approaches for both AD and VaD are still missing. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play important roles in the epigenetic regulation in many neurological disorders; the critical roles of miRNAderegulation had been implicated in both AD and VaD. In the current study, we reported that miR-9-5p is elevated in the serum and cerebrospinalfluid of patientswith VaD...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283055/the-role-of-angiogenesis-in-coronary-artery-disease-a-double-edged-sword-intraplaque-angiogenesis-in-physiopathology-and-therapeutic-angiogenesis-for-treatment
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Wen Wu, Xiaobo Li, Guangfeng Zuo, Jiangqin Pu, Xinlei Wu, Shaoliang Chen
Angiogenesis is described as a sprouting and growth process of new blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature. The relationship between angiogenesis and coronary artery disease (CAD) is double-sided. On one hand, angiogenesis within plaques is responsible for facilitating the growth and vulnerability of plaques by causing intraplaque hemorrhage and inflammatory cell influx, and overabundance of erythrocytes and inflammatory cells within a plaque probably causes plaque rupture, further leading to acute coronary syndrome...
December 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281316/retinal-microvascular-signs-and-incidence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Aaron R Folsom, Pamela L Lutsey, Ronald Klein, Barbara E Klein, Weihong Tang
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that retinal microvascular abnormalities known to predict other cardiovascular diseases are associated prospectively with risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm. The rationale is that aortic aneurysm involves small vessel pathology that parallels, to some degree, retinal vasculopathy. METHODS: In 1993-1995, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, a prospective population-based cohort, took retinal photographs of a randomly selected eye of 10,911 ARIC participants (initial mean age 60 years)...
December 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279888/prevalence-of-systemic-atherosclerosis-burdens-and-overlapping-stroke-etiologies-and-their-associations-with-long-term-vascular-prognosis-in-stroke-with-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease
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Takao Hoshino, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Gregory Ducrocq, Philippa C Lavallée, Elena Meseguer, Céline Guidoux, Lucie Cabrejo, Cristina Hobeanu, Fernando Gongora-Rivera, Pierre-Jean Touboul, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Pierre Amarenco
Importance: Patients who have experienced stroke with intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) may also have concomitant atherosclerosis in different arterial beds and other possible causes for ischemic stroke. However, little is known about the frequency and prognostic effect of such overlapping diseases. Objectives: To describe the prevalence of systemic atherosclerotic burdens and overlapping stroke etiologies and their contributions to long-term prognoses among patients who have experienced stroke with ICAD...
December 26, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279239/retinal-and-optic-disc-vasculitis-in-susac-s-syndrome
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J L Sánchez-Vicente, F E Molina-Sócola, A Medina-Tapia, A Moruno-Rodríguez, S Gálvez-Carvajal, F López-Herrero
CASE REPORT: The case is presented of 42 year-old woman with no significant medical history, with severe headaches, nausea and vomiting, hearing loss, and alteration of mental status with disorientation and confusion. Ophthalmic examination showed optic disc hyperaemia in right eye, and focal areas of arteriolar occlusion in both eyes. Audiometry demonstrated bilateral neurosensory hypoacusis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging showed multiple small round hyperintense lesions located in the splenium, corpus callosum, basal ganglia, and white matter...
December 23, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276498/role-of-hyperintense-acute-reperfusion-marker-for-classifying-the-stroke-etiology
#15
Hee Young Choi, Kyung Mi Lee, Hyug-Gi Kim, Eui Jong Kim, Woo Suk Choi, Bum Joon Kim, Sung Hyuk Heo, Dae-Il Chang
Purpose: The hyperintense acute reperfusion marker (HARM) is a delayed enhancement of the subarachnoid or subpial space observed on post-contrast fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images and is associated with permeability changes to the blood-brain barrier in acute stroke. We investigated the relationship between HARM and stroke etiology based on the Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) classification. In addition, we evaluated the relationship between HARM and stroke locations with respect to vascular territories and anatomic compartments...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260015/evolution-into-moyamoya-disease-in-an-infant-with-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysms
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Ryosuke Tanaka, Satoru Takahashi, Satomi Okano, Akie Okayama, Nao Suzuki, Shigeo Kure, Hiroshi Azuma
Introduction: Moyamoya disease (MMD) is characterized by progressive stenosis and occlusion in the terminal portion of both internal carotid arteries (ICAs) and the formation of an abnormal vascular network. Because of the fragile structure of the collateral vessels, MMD is frequently accompanied by intracranial aneurysms that are mainly located within the abnormal basal network or the circle of Willis. However, the association between MMD and aneurysms of the ICAs has never been reported previously...
March 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259512/managing-stenotic-septal-perforator-branches
#17
Abdulfattah Saidi, Anwar Tandar, Frederick G P Welt, Theophilus Owan
Coronary artery disease of the septal perforator branches can lead to clinical ischemia and conduction abnormalities. Performing interventional procedures in these vessels is frequently impossible because they are small, which makes it difficult to approach them and to select appropriate equipment. Larger septal perforator branches have been treated percutaneously in a few patients; however, the clinical effectiveness and long-term outcomes are not known. We present our experience in managing obstructive septal perforator branch stenosis in 4 patients...
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246894/global-pulmonary-vascular-remodeling-in-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-or-reduced-ejection-fraction
#18
Ahmed U Fayyaz, William D Edwards, Joseph J Maleszewski, Ewa A Konik, Hilary M DuBrock, Barry A Borlaug, Robert P Frantz, Sarah M Jenkins, Margaret M Redfield
Background -We hypothesized that pulmonary venous hypertension in heart failure (HF) leads to predominate remodeling of pulmonary veins and that the severity of venous remodeling is associated with the severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in HF. Methods -Patients with HF (n=108; 53 preserved and 55 reduced ejection fraction) with PH (HF-PH; pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) ≥ 40 mmHg) were compared to normal Controls (n=12) and patients with primary pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD; n=17)...
December 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243035/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-ocular-involvement-an-overview
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REVIEW
Rosanna Dammacco
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease of undefined etiology and with remarkably heterogeneous clinical features. Virtually any organ system can be affected, including the eye. SLE-related eye involvement can be diagnosed in approximately one-third of the patients and is usually indicative of disease activity. An early diagnosis and the adoption of suitable therapeutic measures are necessary to prevent sight-threatening consequences, especially in patients with juvenile SLE. Periocular lesions, such as eyelid involvement and orbital inflammation, are relatively rare and, in case of orbital masses, may require a biopsy control...
December 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233158/etiology-of-isolated-pontine-infarctions-a-study-based-on-high-resolution-mri-and-brain-small-vessel-disease-scores
#20
Cheng Xia, Hui-Sheng Chen, Shi-Wen Wu, Wei-Hai Xu
BACKGROUND: In this retrospective study, we investigated the main pathogenesis of the two types of isolated pontine infarction: paramedian pontine infarcts (PPIs) and small deep pontine infarcts (SDPIs). METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients, comprising 117 PPI patients and 40 SDPI patients, were enrolled. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) and routine MRI sequences were performed for each patient, and clinical data were collected. The following brain small vessel disease (SVD) features of the MRI scans were each rated (0 or 1) separately: asymptomatic lacunar infarcts, white matter lesions (WMLs), deep and infratentorial cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), and enlarged perivascular spaces in the basal ganglia...
December 12, 2017: BMC Neurology
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