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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538996/the-relationship-between-surface-curvature-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-wall-stress
#1
Sergio Ruiz de Galarreta, Aitor Cazon, Raúl Antón, Ender A Finol
The maximum diameter criterion is the most important factor when predicting risk of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). An elevated wall stress has also been linked to a high risk of aneurysm rupture, yet is an uncommon clinical practice to compute AAA wall stress. The purpose of this study is to assess whether other characteristics of the AAA geometry are statistically correlated with wall stress. Using in-house segmentation and meshing algorithms, thirty patient-specific AAA models were generated for finite element analysis...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528280/aortic-involvement-in-relapsing-polychondritis
#2
Maëlle Le Besnerais, Laurent Arnaud, Jonathan Boutémy, Boris Bienvenu, Hervé Lévesque, Zahir Amoura, Isabelle Marie
OBJECTIVE: To assess prevalence of aortic involvement in relapsing polychondritis (RP) patients; to evaluate clinical features and long-term outcome of RP patients exhibiting aortitis, aortic ectasia and/or aneurysm. METHODS: 172 RP patients underwent aortic computed tomography (CT)-scan; they were seen in 3 medical centers. RESULTS: 11 patients (6.4%) had aortic involvement, occurring within a median time of 2 years after RP diagnosis. CT-scan showed isolated aortitis (n=2); the 9 other patients exhibited: aortitis and aortic aneurysm (n=2) or ectasia (n=1), isolated aortic aneurysm (n=4) or ectasia (n=2); aortic localizations were as follows: thoracic (n=6), abdominal (n=2), thoracic and abdominal (n=4) aorta...
May 17, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528045/endovascular-fenestration-for-distal-aortic-sealing-after-frozen-elephant-trunk-with-thoraflex
#3
Randolph H L Wong, Peter S Y Yu, Micky W T Kwok, Simon C Y Chow, Jacky Y K Ho, Malcolm J Underwood, Simon C H Yu
We describe a case of total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk for chronic type B aortic dissecting aneurysm, which resulted in inadvertent landing of the frozen elephant trunk into the false lumen. A radiofrequency puncture system-assisted controlled endovascular fenestration of the dissection flap was performed at the upper abdominal aorta and subsequent thoracic endovascular stenting, successfully redirecting the blood flow from the false to the true lumen. Our case illustrated a possible way to seal distal reentry in chronic type B aortic dissection...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527818/predictors-associated-with-increased-prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-chinese-patients-with-atherosclerotic-risk-factors
#4
W Li, S Luo, J Luo, Y Liu, B Ning, W Huang, L Xue, J Chen
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Epidemiological screening studies have demonstrated that the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) of Asian origin appears to be low and so increases uncertainty about the cost effectiveness of screening for AAAs in Chinese people. Some studies have demonstrated a higher prevalence of AAA in patients with atherosclerotic risk factors. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of AAA and to explore the high risk group of AAA in Chinese patients with atherosclerotic risk factors...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527730/experiences-of-the-screening-process-and-the-diagnosis-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-among-65-year-old-men-from-invitation-to-a-1-year-surveillance
#5
Monica Pettersson, Anders Hansson, John Brodersen, Christine Kumlien
The prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is reported to be 2.2%-8% among men >65 years. During recent years, screening programs have been developed to detect AAA, prevent ruptures, and thereby saving lives. Therefore, most men with the diagnosis are monitored conservatively with regular reviews. The objective of the study was to describe how men diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm <55 mm discovered by screening experience the process and diagnosis from invitation to 1 year after screening...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527353/mechanical-behavior-of-the-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-assessed-by-biaxial-tests-in-the-rat-xenograft-model
#6
Louise Marais, Mustapha Zidi
This paper addresses the mechanical biaxial behavior of degraded arteries obtained by the rat xenograft model. For that, a pressure myograph was used to perform extension-inflation tests on abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Furthermore, residual stresses in the aneurismal wall were assessed by opening angle tests. Thus, the changes in mechanical behavior between native murine aortas, decellularized guinea pig aortas (the grafts) and degraded aortas (AAAs) were investigated. It was shown that decellularized and degraded aortas exhibited a different mechanical behavior than native murine aortas...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527199/the-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-using-a-high-end-ultrasound-system-in-the-characterization-of-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aortic-repair-evar
#7
J Rübenthaler, M Reiser, V Cantisani, D Rjosk-Dendorfer, D A Clevert
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using a high-end ultrasound system in the characterization of endoleaks after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this mono-center study, 41 patients were retrospectively analyzed after being examined using a modern high-end ultrasound system (RS80A with Prestige, Samsung Medison Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea). The maximum diameters of the aneurysms were measured in two planes (right-left and ventral-dorsal)...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526396/the-impact-of-initial-misdiagnosis-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-on-lead-times-complication-rate-and-survival
#8
K Smidfelt, C Drott, K Törngren, J Nordanstig, J Herlitz, M Langenskiöld
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To investigate the frequency of initial misdiagnosis and the clinical consequences of an initial misdiagnosis of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Data from the Swedish National Registry for Vascular Surgery (Swedvasc) and medical charts were extracted for patients treated for rAAA in the West of Sweden in the period 2008-14. Initially misdiagnosed patients were compared with correctly diagnosed patients...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526395/update-on-screening-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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EDITORIAL
J J Earnshaw, T Lees
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May 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526040/catching-a-floating-thrombus-a-case-report-on-the-treatment-of-a-large-thrombus-in-the-ascending-aorta
#10
Gijs Eduard de Maat, Giorgio Vigano, Massimo Alessandro Mariani, Ehsan Natour
BACKGROUND: The ascending aorta is an uncommon site for non-infective thrombus. In non-aneurysmal and non-atherosclerotic vessels this condition becomes extremely rare, while it represents a source of potential cerebral and peripheral embolic events. Currently, there is no consensus in the guidelines on how to treat a free floating thrombus in ascending aorta, therefore we present our decision making process and therapeutic strategy. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 48-year-old man was hospital admitted with acute abdominal pain...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525804/recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-vector-carrying-the-thrombomodulin-lectin-like-domain-for-the-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#11
Chao-Han Lai, Kuan-Chieh Wang, Cheng-Hsiang Kuo, Fang-Tzu Lee, Tsung-Lin Cheng, Bi-Ing Chang, Yu-Jen Yang, Guey-Yueh Shi, Hua-Lin Wu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Thrombomodulin (TM), through its lectin-like domain (TMD1), sequesters proinflammatory high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) to prevent it from engaging the receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE) that sustains inflammation and tissue damage. Our previous study demonstrated that short-term treatment with recombinant TM containing all the extracellular domains (i.e., rTMD123) inhibits HMGB1-RAGE signaling and confers protection against CaCl2-induced AAA formation...
March 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523354/investigation-of-reference-levels-and-radiation-dose-associated-with-abdominal-evar-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-procedures-across-several-european-centres
#12
E Tuthill, L O'Hora, M O'Donohoe, S Panci, P Gilligan, D Campion, R Trenti, E Fox, D Catania, L Rainford
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered the treatment of choice for abdominal aortic aneurysms with suitable anatomy. In order to improve radiation safety, European Directive (2013/59) requires member states to implement diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in radio-diagnostic and interventional procedures. This study aimed to determine local DRLs for EVAR across five European centres and identify an interim European DRL, which currently remains unestablished. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected for 180 standard EVARs performed between January 2014 and July 2015 from five specialist centres in Ireland (n=2) and Italy (n=3)...
May 18, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523269/proximal-aortic-neck-progression-before-and-after-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-treatment
#13
REVIEW
Konstantinos A Filis, George Galyfos, Fragiska Sigala, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Ioannis Tsagos, Georgios Karantzikos, Christos Bakoyiannis, George Zografos
Several risk factors including short or highly angulated proximal aortic neck have been associated with long-term outcomes after endovascular or open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. However, research data have emerged recently concerning the behavior of proximal aortic neck, and several authors have tried to evaluate this behavior after endovascular or open repair. Additionally, computed tomography angiography (CTA) remains the golden standard for detecting and observing the morphology of an AAA, both before and after treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516250/-choosing-wisely-recommendations-in-angiology
#14
O J Müller, R Sternitzky
BACKGROUND: The Choosing wisely initiative addresses measures of high medical impact which are frequently not appropriately performed according to expert opinion. OBJECTIVE: To increase the quality of indications by providing supportive information on diagnostic and therapeutic measures in the field of angiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of the Choosing wisely initiative, the German Society of Angiology has constructed five positive recommendations on underused measures and five negative recommendations concerning those possibly overused...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514895/outcomes-after-use-of-aortouniiliac-endoprosthesis-versus-modular-or-unibody-bifurcated-endoprostheses-for-endovascular-repair-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#15
Prateek K Gupta, Kelly Kempe, Reshma Brahmbhatt, Himani Gupta, Jorge Montes, R Armour Forse, Shaun M Stickley, Michael J Rohrer
OBJECTIVES: Outcomes after endovascular repair (EVAR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) have been widely published. There is, however, controversy on the role of the use of aortouniiliac endoprosthesis (AUI) versus modular or unibody bifurcated endoprosthesis (MUB) for repair of rAAAs. We study and compare 30-day outcomes after use of AUI and MUB for all rAAAs focusing specifically on patients with instability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent EVAR for rAAA (n = 425) using AUI (n = 55; 12...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514469/association-of-very-low-volume-practice-with-vascular-surgery-outcomes-in-new-york
#16
Jialin Mao, Philip Goodney, Jack Cronenwett, Art Sedrakyan
Importance: Little research has focused on very low-volume surgery, especially in the context of decreasing vascular surgery volume with the adoption of endovascular procedures. Objective: To investigate the existence and outcomes of open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (OAR) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed by very low-volume surgeons in New York. Design, Settings, and Participants: This cohort study examined inpatient data of patients undergoing elective OAR or CEA from 2000 to 2014 from all New York hospitals...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511226/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-follow-up-of%C3%A2-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aortic-repair-evar
#17
Johannes Rübenthaler, Hanna Zimmermann, Marco Armbruster, Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Florian Bogner, Maximilian Reiser, Dirk-André Clevert
Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has become established in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and shows potential benefits such as a low perioperative morbidity and a short hospitalization duration. The follow-up after EVAR primarily consists of lifelong postinterventional imaging of the aneurysm size in order to detect complications such as endoleaks or stent dislocation. Computed tomography angiography, an imaging modality that uses ionizing radiation and that relies on a contrast medium which is dependent on thyroid and renal function, is widely used for follow-up...
May 16, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509621/atherosclerotic-vascular-diseases-have-really-the-same-risk-factors-comparison-between-large-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-obstructive-non-coronary-arterial-disease
#18
Dimitri Tsialtas, Maria Giulia Bolognesi, Riccardo Volpi, Roberto Bolognesi
Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there are differences among clinical conditions and traditional atherosclerotic risk factors between patients with large abdominal aortic aneurysm and those with occlusive non-coronary arterial disease. Methods We clinically examined 519 patients with asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm and 672 with severe obstructive arterial diseases before surgical repair. Results In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, we identified a clear predominance of males ( p < 0...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506561/the-consequences-of-real-life-practice-of-early-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-a-cost-benefit-analysis
#19
S M Tomee, E Bastiaannet, M L Schermerhorn, J Golledge, J F Hamming, J H Lindeman
BACKGROUND: The reported 54 mm median intervention diameter for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in the Vascular Quality Initiative and European data from the Pharmaceutical Aneurysm Stabilisation Trial (PHAST) implies that in real life the majority of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs occur at diameters smaller than the consensus intervention threshold of 55 mm. This study explores the potential consequences of this practice. METHODS: The differences between real life AAA repair and consensus based intervention threshold were explored in reported data from vascular quality initiatives and PHAST...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506478/metformin-treatment-does-not-affect-the-risk-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#20
Katrine L Kristensen, Anton Pottegård, Jesper Hallas, Lars M Rasmussen, Jes S Lindholt
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes counteracts formation and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms, possibly through arterial matrix accumulation. Use of metformin, on the other hand, reduces arterial accumulation of matrix molecules. Consequently, we hypothesized that metformin treatment may reverse the protective role of diabetes on the development and course of aneurysms, that is, that metformin would be associated with aneurysm rupture among individuals with diabetes. METHODS: Using nationwide Danish registry data, we performed a nested case-control study on the association between long-term use of metformin and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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