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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738488/-pathological-features-at-autopsy-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#1
H Wang, F Fang, K Chai, Y Y Li, Y Luo, D G Liu, D P Liu, J F Yang
Objective: To analyze the cardiac pathological features of elderly coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (60 years and over) and evaluate the pathological features at autopsy and risk factors of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods: Data from 471 elderly patients (aged from 60 to 100 years old) with CAD confirmed by autopsy hospitalized in our hospital from April 1969 to October 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into 2 groups: AMI group(n=128) with AMI as the primary cause of death and the rest served as control group(n=343)...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736858/position-and-relative-size-of-the-vertebral-artery-according-to-age-implications-for-internal-jugular-vein-access
#2
Chul-Woo Jung, Gulomjon Jalilov, In-Kyung Song, Eun-Hee Kim, Hee-Soo Kim, Jin-Tae Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee
AIM: The purpose of this retrospective observational study was to investigate the anatomical characteristics of the vertebral artery in pediatric patients using computed tomography images. METHODS: We evaluated anatomical characteristics of the right and left vertebral artery at the cricoid level and at a lower level, which was mid-level between the cricoid cartilage and the origin of vertebral artery from the subclavian artery. At each level, the cross-sectional areas of the vertebral artery and internal jugular vein, the relative size of vertebral artery to internal jugular vein, the minimum distance between them, and the extent of overlap between them were investigated...
July 24, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736129/clinical-and-radiological-predictors-of-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-development-and-outcomes
#3
Angelique F Albert, Matthew A Kirkman
BACKGROUND: Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) can predict intracranial hypertension and outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury. Its utility in middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke is unknown. AIMS: We reviewed serial radiological measurements, including ONSD, in patients with MCA stroke undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) for malignant MCA syndrome and compared demographic, clinical, and radiological data with an age- and gender-matched group of nonmalignant MCA stroke patients...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736114/flow-diversion-within-seven-days-after-stroke-onset-is-associated-with-favorable-outcome-in-anterior-circulation-stroke
#4
Fei Wu, Wenjie Cao, Yifeng Ling, Lumeng Yang, Xin Cheng, Qiang Dong
Anterior cerebral artery (ACA) flow diversion (FD), defined as ipsilateral mean velocity (MV) of at least 30% greater than the contralateral artery, could be seen an indirect sign of leptomeningeal collateralization in the setting of middle cerebral artery occlusion. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the association between dynamic FD and functional outcome in acute anterior stroke patients with large artery occlusion. Acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive stroke patients within 12h were recruited...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736018/extracorporeal-life-support-as-a-bridge-to-lung-transplantation-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
#5
H J Yeo, S Lee, S H Yoon, S E Lee, W H Cho, D Jeon, Y S Kim, D Kim
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is being used more often as a bridge to transplantation (BTT) in patients with acutely decompensated end-stage lung disease in Korea. ECMO as a BTT may be the only rescue strategy for severe acute respiratory failure, but many centers still consider it to be a relative contraindication to lung transplantation because of its poor outcome. Because there are not enough lung donors, it is important to determine their optimal use. We reviewed and analyzed our experiences with the use of ECMO as a BTT in patients with acute respiratory failure...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736011/pediatric-donor-to-adult-recipients-in-donation-after-cardiac-death-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#6
C Lan, J L Song, L N Yan, J Y Yang, T F Wen, B Li, M Q Xu
BACKGROUND: The impact of using liver allografts from donors who are younger than 14 years at the time of donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver transplantation in terms of early allograft dysfunction (EAD) and graft survival is undefined. To determine if adults undergoing DCD liver transplantation who receive a graft from a donor age younger than or equal to 13 years have similar outcomes to recipients of organs from older than 18-year-old donors. METHODS: Records from adult patients undergoing DCD liver transplantation between March 2012 and December 2015 who received whole grafts from donors after cardiac death were reviewed...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735951/presentation-clinical-features-and-results-of-intervention-in-upper-extremity-fibromuscular-dysplasia
#7
Nancy Nguyen, Aditya Sharma, Jonathan K West, Maya Serhal, Ellen Brinza, Heather L Gornik, Esther S H Kim
BACKGROUND: We present a case series of upper extremity fibromuscular dysplasia (UE FMD) consisting of 22 patients from two tertiary referral centers focusing on clinical presentation, diagnostic findings, and interventional outcomes. FMD is a noninflammatory, nonatherosclerotic arteriopathy that has a predisposition for middle-aged women. Involvement of the UE is thought to be rare. Patients with UE FMD can present with claudication or ischemia, or they can be incidentally diagnosed...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735931/midterm-follow-up-of-ureteral-embolization-using-vascular-plugs-and-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-glue
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Timothy Huber, Luke R Wilkins, Saher Sabri, Auh Whan Park, James R Stone, John F Angle, Wael E Saad, Alan H Matsumoto
This is a retrospective study of 9 consecutive female patients who underwent ureteral embolization via a "sandwich" technique with two vascular plugs and N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue for ureteral fistulae unresponsive to urinary diversion. Average age was 61 years (range, 39-77 y), average duration of diversion was 48 days (range, 2-120 d), and average follow-up was 11 months (range, 4-23 mo). Seven patients (78%) experienced immediate resolution of urinary leakage, and the other 2 (22%) required unilateral repeat treatment for resolution of leakage...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735892/clinical-and-echocardiographic-correlates-of-left-atrial-function-index-the-framingham-offspring-study
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Mayank Sardana, Gregory Nah, Connie W Tsao, Adedotun A Ogunsua, Eric Vittinghoff, Randell C Thomas, Susan Cheng, Aditya Vaze, Jayashri R Aragam, Gary F Mitchell, Emelia J Benjamin, Ramachandran S Vasan, Gerard P Aurigemma, Nelson B Schiller, David D McManus, Nisha I Parikh
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) remodeling is a predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We performed measurement of the LA function index (LAFI), a composite measure of LA structure and function, in a community-based cohort and here report the distribution and cross-sectional correlates of LAFI. METHODS: In 1,719 Framingham Offspring Study participants (54% women, mean age 66 ± 9 years), we derived LAFI from the LA emptying fraction, left ventricular (LV) outflow tract velocity time integral, and indexed maximal LA volume...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735837/coronary-artery-calcification-from-crystal-to-plaque-rupture
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REVIEW
Loïc Panh, Olivier Lairez, Jean-Bernard Ruidavets, Michel Galinier, Didier Carrié, Jean Ferrières
Epidemiological studies using coronary artery calcification measurement have linked calcification strongly with coronary events and mortality. Formerly considered as a passive age-related phenomenon, coronary artery calcification is now recognized as an active and regulated process. In fact, there is a local influence linked to the inflammation generated by the presence of oxidized lipids and, equally, a general influence from mineral metabolism factors, such as inorganic phosphate, calcium, pyrophosphate or fibroblast growth factor 23, which are regulators of cell differentiation and of phosphate and calcium deposition on the vascular layers...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735824/effect-of-qigong-exercise-on-cognitive-function-blood-pressure-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-healthy-middle-aged-subjects
#11
Suphannika Ladawan, Kultida Klarod, Marc Philippe, Verena Menz, Inga Versen, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Burtscher
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of Qigong exercise on cognitive function, blood pressure and cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy middle-aged subjects. METHODS: Study part 1 examined the effects of Qigong exercise in 12 subjects (5 males, 7 females, aged 52.2±7.1years) who performed Qigong for 8 weeks (60min sessions, 3 times/week). Study part 2 evaluated the detraining effects 12 weeks after cessation of Qigong. Cognitive function (Digit Span Forward and Backward Test, Trail Making Tests part A and B), blood pressure, and exercise performance were determined at baseline, immediately after the training programme, and after the detraining period...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735679/soluble-endoglin-as-a-prognostic-factor-of-the-claudication-distance-improvement-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-undergoing-supervised-treadmill-training-program
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Rafał Januszek, Piotr Mika, Roman Nowobilski, Witold Nowak, Anna Kusienicka, Damian Klóska, Paweł Maga, Rafał Niżankowski
Conservative therapy after complete revascularization is increasing in popularity in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). The aim of the present study was to find determinants of the improvement of walking abilities and endothelial function in patients with PAD undergoing supervised treadmill training program (STTP). The presented study enclosed 66 patients in the mean age 65.4 ± 7.7 years with PAD who underwent a 3-month length STTP. We assessed the effect of following factors on the change of the flow-mediated dilatation value (ΔFMD), maximal walking time (ΔMWT), and pain-free walking time (ΔPFWT)...
June 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735255/ascending-aortic-diameter-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-men
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Hyejin Chun
This study aimed to evaluate the association of ascending aortic diameter (AAD) measured by low-dose chest CT (LDCT) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Korean men. AAD was measured with LDCT in 1046 healthy Korean men (mean age 50.7±9.7 years, range 28 to 69 years) participating in medical health check-up in a university health promotion center. AAD was defined as the longest length measured from the left main coronary ostium to the level of the right pulmonary artery in the axial plane in LDCT. The association between AAD and MS was examined using logistic regression...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735030/effect-of-bosentan-therapy-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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Gunlawadee Maneenil, Anucha Thatrimontrichai, Waricha Janjindamai, Supaporn Dissaneevate
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) contributes to neonatal hypoxemia and is associated with a high mortality. Some PPHN patients are unresponsive to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO). Bosentan, an oral endothelin-1 receptor antagonist, reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and hence may play a role in the treatment of PPHN. METHODS: A retrospective medical records review was performed in newborns who received oral bosentan as an adjunctive therapy for treatment of PPHN between January 2013 and February 2016 at the neonatal intensive care unit of Songklanagarind Hospital...
July 11, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734928/lv-mass-independently-predicts-mortality-and-need-for-future-revascularization-in%C3%A2-patients-undergoing-diagnostic-coronary-angiography
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Ahmed Abdi-Ali, Robert J H Miller, Danielle Southern, Mei Zhang, Yoko Mikami, Merril Knudtson, Bobak Heydari, Andrew G Howarth, Carmen P Lydell, Mathew T James, Stephen B Wilton, James A White
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess associations between left ventricular (LV) mass, all-cause mortality, and need for revascularization in patients undergoing coronary angiography. BACKGROUND: LV hypertrophy is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in healthy subjects. However, its influence in those with known or suspected coronary artery disease is poorly understood. METHODS: A total of 3,754 patients (mean age 59...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734922/warfarin-use-is-associated-with-progressive-coronary-arterial-calcification-insights-from-serial-intravascular-ultrasound
#16
Jordan Andrews, Peter J Psaltis, Ozgur Bayturan, Mingyuan Shao, Brian Stegman, Mohamed Elshazly, Samir R Kapadia, E Murat Tuzcu, Steven E Nissen, Stephen J Nicholls, Rishi Puri
OBJECTIVES: This study compared serial changes in coronary percent atheroma volume (PAV) and calcium index (CaI) in patients with coronary artery disease who were treated with and without warfarin. BACKGROUND: Warfarin blocks the synthesis and activity of matrix Gla protein, a vitamin K-dependent inhibitor of arterial calcification. The longitudinal impact of warfarin on serial coronary artery calcification in vivo in humans is unknown. METHODS: In a post hoc patient-level analysis of 8 prospective randomized trials using serial coronary intravascular ultrasound examinations, this study compared changes in PAV and CaI in matched arterial segments in patients with coronary artery disease who were treated with (n = 171) and without (n = 4,129) warfarin during an 18- to 24-month period...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734918/rv-myocardial-strain-during-pre-load-augmentation-is-associated-with-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-chronic-hf
#17
Kenya Kusunose, Hirotsugu Yamada, Susumu Nishio, Ayumi Ishii, Yukina Hirata, Hiromitsu Seno, Yoshihito Saijo, Takayuki Ise, Koji Yamaguchi, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, Masataka Sata
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between right ventricular (RV) function during pre-load augmentation and exercise tolerance. BACKGROUND: Peak oxygen uptake (VO2) is a strong predictor of mortality in chronic heart failure. Cardiac function during pre-load augmentation is an important part of the phenomenon in the evaluation of exercise capacity. METHODS: We prospectively performed echocardiographic studies in 68 chronic heart failure patients with cardiopulmonary exercise testing (mean age 60 ± 12 years; 69% male)...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734909/prognostic-value-of-exercise-stress-echocardiography-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-aortic-valve-stenosis
#18
Coppelia Goublaire, Maria Melissopoulou, David Lobo, Naozumi Kubota, Constance Verdonk, Claire Cimadevilla, Isabelle Codogno, Eric Brochet, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of mean pressure gradient (MPG) increase and peak systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) measured during exercise stress echocardiography in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS). BACKGROUND: Exercise testing is recommended in asymptomatic AS patients, but the additional value of exercise-stress echocardiography, especially the prognostic value of MPG increase and peak SPAP, is still debated...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734847/noise-optimized-virtual-monoenergetic-dual-energy-ct-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-the-detection-of-active-arterial-bleeding-of-the-abdomen
#19
Simon S Martin, Julian L Wichmann, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Doris Leithner, Tommaso D'Angelo, Hendrik Weyer, Christian Booz, Lukas Lenga, Thomas J Vogl, Moritz H Albrecht
PURPOSE: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy of a noise-optimized virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) reconstruction technique for detection of active arterial abdominal bleeding on dual-energy (DE) CT angiography compared with standard image reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DE CT angiography data sets of 71 patients (46 men; age 63.6 y ± 13.3) with suspected arterial bleeding of the abdomen or pelvis were reconstructed with standard linearly blended (F_0.5), VMI+, and traditional virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) algorithms in 10-keV increments from 40 to 100 keV...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734812/quantitative-retinal-vascular-changes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#20
Jessica Y Tong, Mojtaba Golzan, Dana Georgevsky, Jonathan P Williamson, Stuart L Graham, Claude S Farah, Clare L Fraser
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between both static and dynamic retinal vascular caliber and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: Adult patients undergoing diagnostic polysomnography studies at a private Australian university teaching hospital were recruited. OSA severity was defined by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI): severe >30, moderate >15-30, mild 5-15, and controls <5...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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