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Acute carotid artery

Nobutaka Noto, Akiko Komori, Mamoru Ayusawa, Shori Takahashi
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis with a predilection for damage to the coronary arteries. In the acute phase, clinical decision making for KD relies on the measurements of the coronary z-score obtained by 2-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). In the convalescent phase, KD patients with coronary artery abnormalities (CAAs) eventually show arteriosclerotic vascular remodeling characterized by marked intimal proliferation and neoangiogenesis after KD vasculitis, which often induces myocardial ischemia...
February 2018: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Henry Zhao, Lauren Pesavento, Skye Coote, Edrich Rodrigues, Patrick Salvaris, Karen Smith, Stephen Bernard, Michael Stephenson, Leonid Churilov, Nawaf Yassi, Stephen M Davis, Bruce C V Campbell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical triage scales for prehospital recognition of large vessel occlusion (LVO) are limited by low specificity when applied by paramedics. We created the 3-step ambulance clinical triage for acute stroke treatment (ACT-FAST) as the first algorithmic LVO identification tool, designed to improve specificity by recognizing only severe clinical syndromes and optimizing paramedic usability and reliability. METHODS: The ACT-FAST algorithm consists of (1) unilateral arm drift to stretcher <10 seconds, (2) severe language deficit (if right arm is weak) or gaze deviation/hemineglect assessed by simple shoulder tap test (if left arm is weak), and (3) eligibility and stroke mimic screen...
March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Kavitha Gopalan, Surjit Singh, Pandiarajan Vignesh, Anju Gupta, Manojkumar Rohit, Savita Verma Attri
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) has a predilection to involve coronary arteries, leading to several long-term cardiovascular sequelae. Apart from coronary artery abnormalities, children with KD are also prone to develop premature atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, and lipid abnormalities. Some of these complications may occur even in children who have received appropriate treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin in the acute phase. METHODS: In 2009, we had studied carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and lipid profile in 27 children with KD at least 1 year after the acute episode...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Karl-Heinz Deeg
Prenatal, neonatal meningoencephalitis and infections of the brain in older infants are often associated with serious complications which can be diagnosed by sonography through the open fontanelles. Most frequently postmeningitic hydrocephalus and subdural effusions occur. Rarer complications are brain abscesses and ventriculitis which are caused by gram negative bacteria such as E. coli, Serratia marcescens, Proteus and Enterobacter. A serious complication after ventriculitis is the development of compartment hydrocephalus...
March 13, 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Yoshiyuki Kubo, Ayumi Nakazawa, Shin-Ichi Akanuma, Ken-Ichi Hosoya
PURPOSE: To investigate the blood-to-retina verapamil transport at the blood-retinal barrier (BRB). METHODS: EverFluor FL Verapamil (EFV) was adopted as the fluorescent probe of verapamil, and its transport across the BRB was investigated with common carotid artery infusion in rats. EFV transport at the inner and outer BRB was investigated with TR-iBRB2 cells and RPE-J cells, respectively. RESULTS: The signal of EFV was detected in the retinal tissue during the weak signal of cell impermeable compound...
March 12, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
Tomohide Yoshie, Toshihiro Ueda, Tatsuro Takada, Shinji Nogoshi, Fumio Miyashita, Satoshi Takaishi, Takayuki Fukano, Daiki Tokuura, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Faster time to recanalization leads to better clinical outcomes in patients treated with endovascular thrombectomy. Whether the association between time to recanalization and clinical outcomes depends on cerebral blood volume (CBV) obtained from pretreatment computed tomography (CT) perfusion (CTP) imaging was investigated. METHODS: In consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke who achieved recanalization by endovascular thrombectomy for intracranial internal carotid artery or M1 occlusion, the effects on clinical outcome of time to recanalization and the relative CBV value (rCBV) assessed by pretreatment CTP were evaluated...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Niko Sillanpää, Juha-Pekka Pienimäki, Sara Protto, Janne Seppänen, Heikki Numminen, Harri Rusanen
BACKGROUND: The impact of lacunar and cortical chronic ischemic lesions (CILs) on the clinical outcome of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has been little studied. Clinical trials suggest that older patients benefit from MT. We investigated the effect of CILs on the clinical outcome of sexagenarian and older patients with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) or distal internal carotid artery (ICA) stroke who received MT to treat large-vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: We prospectively collected the clinical and imaging data of 130 consecutive MT patients of which 68 met the inclusion criteria...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Mikiya Beppu, Yohei Mineharu, Hirotoshi Imamura, Hidemitsu Adachi, Chiaki Sakai, Shoichi Tani, Koichi Arimura, So Tokunaga, Nobuyuki Sakai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although in-stent protrusion is a potential risk factor of thromboembolism following carotid artery stenting, the correlation between in-stent protrusion and postoperative ipsilateral stroke has not been well examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 342 consecutive carotid artery lesions in 319 patients who underwent carotid artery stenting between April 2008 and April 2015. After excluding cases with carotid artery dissection and acute occlusion, 301 lesions in total of 277 patients were included in the analysis...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
Mitchell P Wilson, Mohammad H Murad, Timo Krings, Vitor M Pereira, Cian O'Kelly, Jeremy Rempel, Christopher A Hilditch, Waleed Brinjikji
BACKGROUND: Optimal technical approaches of large-vessel anterior circulation acute ischemic strokes with concomitant extracranial internal carotid artery tandem occlusions is controversial. PURPOSE: This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates: the overall outcomes of patients with tandem occlusions treated with second-generation mechanical thrombectomy devices; differences in outcomes of extracranial versus intracranial first approaches; and differences in outcomes of extracranial stenting at time of procedure versus angioplasty alone...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Hiromi Yamamoto, Toru Kawada, Shuji Shimizu, Kazunori Uemura, Masashi Inagaki, Kazuyoshi Kakehi, Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Kanji Fukuda, Tadayoshi Miyamoto, Shunichi Miyazaki, Masaru Sugimachi
AIMS: To assess the acute effects of intravenous ivabradine, a selective bradycardic agent, on carotid sinus baroreflex-mediated sympathetic arterial pressure (AP) and heart rate (HR) responses. METHODS AND RESULTS: In anesthetized and vagotomized Wistar-Kyoto rats (n=6), carotid sinus baroreceptor regions were isolated. Changes in splanchnic sympathetic nerve activity (SNA), AP, and HR in response to a step-wise pressure input were examined before and after intravenous ivabradine (2mg/kg)...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Emma van der Weijde, Nabil Saouti, Jan Albert Vos, Selma C Tromp, Robin H Heijmen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the indications, perioperative strategy and postoperative outcome of surgical left subclavian artery (LSA) revascularization combined with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) covering the LSA. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2017, a total of 101 consecutive patients underwent surgical revascularization of the LSA prior to, concomitant or following TEVAR. Revascularization was performed through a small supraclavicular incision and consisted of a transposition or bypass graft, using intraoperative transcranial Doppler monitoring...
February 28, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Andrzej Grzybowski, Waldemar Elikowski, Magdalena Gaca-Wysocka
RATIONALE: To analyze cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidity of acute unilateral visual loss due to combined central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and cilioretinal artery occlusion (CLRAO). PATIENT CONCERNS: Among patients with retinal vein or artery occlusion hospitalized at the Department of Ophthalmology between January 2011 and August 2017, subjects with combined CRVO/CLRAO were selected. All of them underwent ophthalmologic and cardiologic examination, including fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, 12-lead electrocardiogram, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, carotid Doppler sonography, cerebral magnetic resonance imaging, and a panel of laboratory tests...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Justin R Lappen, Stephen A Myers, Norman Bolden, Ziad Shaman, Venkata Angirekula, Edward K Chien
BACKGROUND: Narrow pulse pressure has been demonstrated to indicate low central volume status. In critically ill patients, volume status can be qualitatively evaluated using Doppler velocimetry to assess hemodynamic changes in the carotid artery in response to autotransfusion with passive leg raise (PLR). Neither parameter has been prospectively evaluated in an obstetric population. The objective of this study was to determine if pulse pressure could predict the response to autotransfusion using carotid artery Doppler in healthy intrapartum women...
March 1, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ian Jun Yan Wee, Thomas Stonier, Michael Harrison, Andrew M T L Choong
BACKGROUND: The carotid artery is a novel access route for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), especially useful in patients unsuitable for traditional access routes including transfemoral (TF), subclavian, transapical (TAp), and aortic (TAo). This systematic review summarizes the evidence on TAVI via the carotid artery for its efficacy and safety. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted as per the Preferred Reporting Instructions for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guidelines on three online databases: Medline (via Pubmed), SCOPUS, and Cochrane Database...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Jong Young Lee, Jong-Hwa Park, Hong Jun Jeon, Dae Young Yoon, Seoung Woo Park, Byung Moon Cho
PURPOSE: A complicated course of the femoral route for neurointervention can prevent approaching the target. Thus, we determined whether transcervical access in the hybrid angiosuite is applicable and beneficial in real practice. METHODS: From January 2014 to March 2017, this approach was used in 17 of 453 (3.75%) cases: 11 cerebral aneurysms (4 ruptured, 7 unruptured), 4 acute occlusions of the large cerebral artery, 1 proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis, and 1 direct carotid cavernous fistula (CCF)...
March 1, 2018: Neuroradiology
Satoshi Namitome, Seigo Shindo, Kuniyasu Wada, Tadashi Terasaki, Makoto Nakajima, Yukio Ando
A 14-year-old girl developed transient disturbance of consciousness, dysarthria, and clumsiness of the right upper limb 4 months after herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Brain MRI showed acute cerebral infarction in the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory. CT angiography demonstrated mild stenosis in the top of the left internal carotid artery and the proximal side of the MCA. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination showed slightly mononuclear pleocytosis (6/μl). Titer of the anti-varicella zoster virus (VZV) IgG antibodies in CSF was increased, and gadolinium-enhanced brain MRI (T1 -weighted imaging) revealed enhancement of the vessel walls at the stenotic lesions...
February 28, 2018: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Anton A Khilchuk, Sergey V Vlasenko, Sergey G Scherbak, Andrey M Sarana, Vitaliy V Popov
Acute thrombotic occlusions of the large vessels, such as internal carotid artery, arms and legs arteries, and intracranial vessels, frequently require multiple techniques such as selective thrombolysis, manual aspiration, and stent retrievers for mechanical thrombectomy with combination of the mentioned techniques. Because of the massive thrombotic burden associated with these conditions, the response to systemic intravenous thrombolysis is poor. We present a case of a successful massive thrombi aspiration in a single attempt using an 8Fr guide catheter with aspiration syringe, subsequent ipsilateral middle cerebral artery mechanical thrombectomy, and axillary artery clot disruption attempt in a patient with acute ischemic stroke, right arm critical ischemia, and persistent atrial fibrillation...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Doris R Pierce, Kenji Doma, Anthony S Leicht
Background: This systematic review and meta-analysis quantified the effect of acute exercise mode on arterial stiffness and wave reflection measures including carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), augmentation index (AIx), and heart rate corrected AIx (AIx75). Methods: Using standardized terms, database searches from inception until 2017 identified 45 studies. Eligible studies included acute aerobic and/or resistance exercise in healthy adults, pre- and post-intervention measurements or change values, and described their study design...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Yi Yang, Shihoko Kimura-Ohba, Jeffrey F Thompson, Victor M Salayandia, Melissa Cosse, Limor Raz, Fakhreya Y Jalal, Gary A Rosenberg
Vascular cognitive impairment is a major cause of dementia caused by chronic hypoxia, producing progressive damage to white matter (WM) secondary to blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening and vascular dysfunction. Tight junction proteins (TJPs), which maintain BBB integrity, are lost in acute ischemia. Although angiogenesis is critical for neurovascular remodeling, less is known about its role in chronic hypoxia. To study the impact of TJP degradation and angiogenesis during pathological progression of WM damage, we used the spontaneously hypertensive/stroke prone rats with unilateral carotid artery occlusion and Japanese permissive diet to model WM damage...
February 24, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
Sara C Tho-Calvi, Dominic Thompson, Dawn Saunders, Shakti Agrawal, Anna Basu, Manali Chitre, Gabriel Chow, Frances Gibbon, Anthony Hart, Krishnaraya Kamath Tallur, Fenella Kirkham, Rachel Kneen, Helen McCullagh, Leena Mewasingh, Grace Vassallo, Kayal Vijayakumar, Elizabeth Wraige, Tong Hong Yeo, Vijeya Ganesan
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics and course of a large UK cohort of children with moyamoya from multiple centers and examine prognostic predictors. METHODS: Retrospective review of case notes/radiology, with use of logistic regression to explore predictors of outcome. RESULTS: Eighty-eight children (median presentation age 5.1 years) were included. Thirty-six presented with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and 29 with TIA. Eighty had bilateral and 8 unilateral carotid circulation disease; 29 patients had posterior circulation involvement...
February 27, 2018: Neurology
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