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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210239/flow-diversion-for-the-treatment-of-mca-bifurcation-aneurysms-a-single-centre-experience
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Pervinder Bhogal, Muhammad AlMatter, Hansjörg Bäzner, Oliver Ganslandt, Hans Henkes, Marta Aguilar Pérez
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysms located at the bifurcation of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) can often be challenging for the neurointerventionalist. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of flow diverting stents (FDS) in the treatment of these aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our prospectively maintained database to collect information for all patients with unruptured saccular bifurcation MCA aneurysms treated with FDS between January 2010 and January 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193703/methylation-in-the-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-gene-is-associated-with-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
#2
Hsiu-Fen Lin, Edward Hsi, Ling-Chun Huang, Yi-Chu Liao, Suh-Hang H Juo, Ruey-Tay Lin
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is involved in the pathophysiology of stroke. Previous studies have shown that MMP-2 activity is increased in stroke; however, evidence of epigenetic regulation of the MMP-2 in stroke is still limited. We examined methylation of the MMP-2 promoter in patients with ischemic stroke. This study included 298 patients with ischemic stroke and 258 age-matched and sex-matched controls. MMP-2 promoter methylation levels were measured by pyrosequencing at eight potential cytosine-guanine (CpG) sites...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190604/the-fate-of-acute-lacunar-lesions-in-terms-of-shape-and-size
#3
Ki Jeong Lee, Hyeyoung Jung, Yoon-Sang Oh, Eun Ye Lim, A-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: The description of lacunar infarcts on imaging is widely variable. In particular, there are fewer agreements on lacunar lesion size and the presence of cavitation. In this regard, we investigated the changes in size and shape of acute ischemic lesion that is possibly considered as small vessel occlusion on long-term follow-up. METHODS: Patients with acute single subcortical ischemic lesion on penetrating arterial territories and without definite cause of cardioembolism and large vessel disease were included...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163279/impact-of-vessel-diameter-measured-by-preprocedural-computed-tomography-angiography-on-immediate-and-late-outcomes-of-endovascular-therapy-for-iliac-artery-diseases
#4
Sung-Jin Hong, Young-Guk Ko, Dong-Ho Shin, Jung-Sun Kim, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Donghoon Choi, Myeong-Ki Hong, Yangsoo Jang
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether vessel diameters measured by preprocedural computed tomography angiography (CTA) affects the immediate and late outcomes of endovascular therapy for iliac artery diseases.Methods and Results:A total of 254 patients who underwent endovascular treatment for iliac artery diseases were retrospectively evaluated. Minimum vessel diameters were measured on preprocedural CTA images at target lesions, common iliac arteries, and external iliac arteries (EIA)...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159390/sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Russell E Ware, Mariane de Montalembert, Léon Tshilolo, Miguel R Abboud
Sickle cell disease is a common and life-threatening haematological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Abnormal sickle-shaped erythrocytes disrupt blood flow in small vessels, and this vaso-occlusion leads to distal tissue ischaemia and inflammation, with symptoms defining the acute painful sickle-cell crisis. Repeated sickling and ongoing haemolytic anaemia, even when subclinical, lead to parenchymal injury and chronic organ damage, causing substantial morbidity and early mortality. Currently available treatments are limited to transfusions and hydroxycarbamide, although stem cell transplantation might be a potentially curative therapy...
January 31, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155699/contrast-enhanced-micro-ct-imaging-in-murine-carotid-arteries-a-new-protocol-for-computing-wall-shear-stress
#6
Ruoyu Xing, David De Wilde, Gayle McCann, Yanto Ridwan, Jelle T C Schrauwen, Anton F W van der Steen, Frank J H Gijsen, Kim Van der Heiden
BACKGROUND: Wall shear stress (WSS) is involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. The correlation between WSS and atherosclerosis can be investigated over time using a WSS-manipulated atherosclerotic mouse model. To determine WSS in vivo, detailed 3D geometry of the vessel network is required. However, a protocol to reconstruct 3D murine vasculature using this animal model is lacking. In this project, we evaluated the adequacy of eXIA 160, a small animal contrast agent, for assessing murine vascular network on micro-CT...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154103/acute-ischemic-stroke-therapy-overview
#7
Luciana Catanese, Joseph Tarsia, Marc Fisher
The treatment of acute ischemic stroke has undergone dramatic changes recently subsequent to the demonstrated efficacy of intra-arterial (IA) device-based therapy in multiple trials. The selection of patients for both intravenous and IA therapy is based on timely imaging with either computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and if IA therapy is considered noninvasive, angiography with one of these modalities is necessary to document a large-vessel occlusion amenable for intervention. More advanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies are available that can be used to identify a small ischemic core and ischemic penumbra, and this information will contribute increasingly in treatment decisions as the therapeutic time window is lengthened...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149079/intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-review-of-97-patients
#8
Anish Mehta, Rohan Mahale, Kiran Buddaraju, Anas Majeed, Suryanarayana Sharma, Mahendra Javali, Purushottam Acharya, Rangasetty Srinivasa
BACKGROUND: Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) has now become a standard treatment in eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) who present within 4.5 h of symptom onset. OBJECTIVE: To determine the usefulness of IVT and the subset of patients who will benefit from IVT in AIS within 4.5 h. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with AIS within 4.5 h of symptom onset who underwent IVT were studied prospectively. The study period was from October 2011 to October 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143595/elevated-blood-viscosity-is-associated-with-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#9
Seung Hoon Song, Jeong Hee Kim, Joon Hwa Lee, Yeo-Min Yun, Dong-Hee Choi, Hahn Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Increased level of blood viscosity, which is one of the major factors that determine blood rheology, has been reported as a risk factor or predictor for cerebrovascular events. We investigated how blood viscosity is associated with acute stroke and chronic radiological manifestations of cerebral small vessel disease, and how blood viscosity changes after stroke. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke. Whole blood viscosities at a low or high shear rate were measured using a scanning capillary tube viscometer, and were referred to as diastolic blood viscosity (DBV) and systolic blood viscosity (SBV), respectively...
January 31, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129470/the-water-channel-aqp1-is-expressed-in-human-atherosclerotic-vascular-lesions-and-aqp1-deficiency-augments-angiotensin-ii-induced-atherosclerosis-in-mice
#10
Pamela Wintmo, Søren H Johansen, Pernille B L Hansen, Jes S Lindholt, Sigitas Urbonavicius, Lars M Rasmussen, Peter Bie, Boye L Jensen, Jane Stubbe
AIM: The water channel aquaporin 1 (AQP1) promotes endothelial cell migration. It was hypothesized that AQP1 promotes neovascularization and growth of atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS: AQP1 immunoreactivity and protein abundance was examined in human and murine atherosclerotic lesions and aortic aneurysms. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) knockout (-/-) and AQP1-/-ApoE-/- were developed and fed western diet (WD) for 8 and 16 weeks to accelerate the atherosclerosis process...
January 27, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109921/coronary-artery-pet-mr-imaging-feasibility-limitations-and-solutions
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Philip M Robson, Marc R Dweck, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Ronan Abgral, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Johanna Contreras, Umesh Gidwani, Jagat P Narula, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the authors' initial experience with combined coronary artery positron emission tomographic (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) radiotracers, describe common problems and their solutions, and demonstrate the feasibility of coronary PET/MR imaging in appropriate patients. BACKGROUND: Recently, PET imaging has been applied to the aortic valve and regions of atherosclerosis...
January 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106731/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-endogenous-adaptive-response-in-rat-model-of-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#12
Ying Yang, Jieyang Ju, Min Deng, Jing Wang, Hui Liu, Li Xiong, Junjian Zhang
Hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), a pivotal regulator of gene expression in response to hypoxia and ischemia, is now considered to regulate both pro-survival and pro-death responses depending on the duration and severity of the stress. We previously showed that chronic global cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) triggered long-lasting accumulation of HIF-1α protein in the hippocampus of rats. However, the role of the stabilized HIF-1α in CCH is obscure. Here, we knock down endogenous HIF-1α to determine whether and how HIF-1α affects the disease processes and phenotypes of CCH...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088807/posterior-versus-anterior-circulation-stroke-in-young-adults-a-comparative-study-of-stroke-aetiologies-and-risk-factors-in-stroke-among-young-fabry-patients-sifap1
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Bettina von Sarnowski, Ulf Schminke, Ulrike Grittner, Christian Tanislav, Tobias Böttcher, Michael G Hennerici, Turgut Tatlisumak, Jukka Putaala, Manfred Kaps, Franz Fazekas, Christian Enzinger, Arndt Rolfs, Christof Kessler
BACKGROUND: Although 20-30% of all strokes occur in the posterior circulation, few studies have explored the characteristics of patients with strokes in the posterior compared to the anterior circulation so far. Especially data on young patients is missing. METHODS: In this secondary analysis of data of the prospective multi-centre European sifap1 study that investigated stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients aged 18-55 years, we compared vascular risk factors, stroke aetiology, presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral microbleeds (CMB) between patients with ischaemic posterior circulation stroke (PCS) and those having suffered from anterior circulation stroke (ACS) based on cerebral MRI...
January 14, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076021/radiologic-assessment-of-native-renal-vasculature-a-multimodality-review
#14
Sayf Al-Katib, Monisha Shetty, Syed Mohammad A Jafri, Syed Zafar H Jafri
A wide range of clinically important anatomic variants and pathologic conditions may affect the renal vasculature, and radiologists have a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of these processes. Because many of these entities may not be suspected clinically, renal artery and vein assessment is an essential application of all imaging modalities. An understanding of the normal vascular anatomy is essential for recognizing clinically important anatomic variants. An understanding of the protocols used to optimize imaging modalities also is necessary...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069505/end-point-immobilization-of-heparin-on-plasma-treated-surface-of-electrospun-polycarbonate-urethane-vascular-graft
#15
Xuefeng Qiu, Benjamin Li-Ping Lee, Xinghai Ning, Niren Murthy, Nianguo Dong, Song Li
: Small-diameter synthetic vascular grafts have high failure rate due to primarily surface thrombogenicity, and effective surface chemical modification is critical to maintain the patency of the grafts. In this study, we engineered a small-diameter, elastic synthetic vascular graft with off-the-shelf availability and anti-thrombogenic activity. Polycarbonate-urethane (PCU), was electrospun to produce nanofibrous grafts that closely mimicked a native blood vessel in terms of structural and mechanical strength...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064326/diabetic-patients-are-at-a-higher-risk-of-lacunar-infarction-and-dyslipidemia-results-of-a-comparative-pilot-study-from-king-fahad-hospital-of-the-university-saudi-arabia
#16
Azra Zafar
OBJECTIVE: To describe the various risk factors and identify the characteristics of ischemic stroke in diabetic patients. METHODS: A retrospective study carried out at King Fahd Hospital of the University in Al-Khobar, kingdom of Saudi Arabia from February 2010 to December 2015. Statistical analysis was performed by the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (version 22.0, SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA). RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-seven diabetic patients with ischemic stroke were compared with 127 non-diabetics...
January 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059659/antiplatelet-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-peri-coiling-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-patients-with-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
#17
Nancy J Edwards, Wesley H Jones, Aditya Sanzgiri, Juan Corona, Mark Dannenbaum, Peng Roc Chen
OBJECTIVE The most frequent procedural complication of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a thromboembolic event (TEE); in a subset of patients, such events will cause permanent neurological disability. In patients with unruptured aneurysms, increasing evidence supports the use of periprocedural antiplatelet therapy to prevent TEEs. The object of this study was to evaluate whether patients with ruptured aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage would also benefit from periprocedural antiplatelet therapy...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059035/the-sdldl-reduces-mrc1-expression-level-and-secretion-of-histamine-in-differentiated-m2-macrophages-from-patients-with-coronary-artery-stenosis
#18
Ameneh Yarnazari, Mohammad Najafi, Parisa Hassanpour, Syed Reza Hosseini-Fard, Abdollah Amirfarhangi
The macrophage polarization is proposed to be involved in initial events and remodeling of atherosclerosis plaques. Mannose receptor, C type 1 (MRC1) is a trans-membrane glycoprotein participating in phagocytosis and, is highly expressed in the M2 macrophages. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sdLDL (small dense LDL) on the MRC1 gene expression level and secretion of histamine in the differentiated M2 macrophages from monocytes of patients with coronary artery stenosis and healthy subjects...
January 5, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052272/ischemic-stroke-in-young-adults-of-northern-china-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence
#19
Fang Li, Li Yang, Rui Yang, Wei Xu, Fu-Ping Chen, Nan Li, Jin-Biao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Young adults accounted for 10-14% of ischemic stroke patients. The risk factors may differ in this population from elder patients. In addition, the factors associated with stroke recurrence in this population have not been well investigated. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the characteristics and risk factors associated with recurrence of ischemic stroke in young adults. METHODS: Clinical data of 1,395 patients of age 18-45 years who were treated between 2008 and 2014 in 3 centers located in northern China was reviewed...
January 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048943/modeling-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-data-for-low-density-lipoproteins-insights-into-the-fatty-core-packing-and-phase-transition
#20
Selma Maric, Tania Kjellerup Lind, Jeppe Lyngsø, Marité Cárdenas, Jan Skov Pedersen
Atherosclerosis and its clinical consequences are the leading cause of death in the western hemisphere. While many studies throughout the last decades have aimed at understanding the disease, the clinical markers in use today still fail to accurately predict the risks. The role of the current main clinical indicator, low density lipoprotein (LDL), in depositing fat to the vessel wall is believed to be the onset of the process. However, many subfractions of the LDL, which differ both in structure and composition, are present in the blood and among different individuals...
January 10, 2017: ACS Nano
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