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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222583/evaluation-of-self-administered-versus-interviewer-administered-completion-of-edinburgh-claudication-questionnaire
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Bilgin B Basgoz, Ilker Tasci, Birol Yildiz, Cengizhan Acikel, Hasan K Kabul, Kenan Saglam
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the impacts of different administration modes on sensitivity and specificity of Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire (ECQ) in estimation of Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) detecting lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD). METHODS: Eligible respondents aged fifty years or older underwent first a self-administered (SA-) ECQ, and then an interviewer-administered (IA-) ECQ. Interviewing included additional guidance on symptoms relevant to claudication...
February 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222463/changes-in-body-mass-index-in-pheochromocytoma-patients-following-adrenalectomy
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Ariadni Spyroglou, Christian Adolf, Stefanie Hahner, Marcus Quinkler, Roland Ladurner, Martin Reincke, Felix Beuschlein
Catecholamine excess from pheochromocytoma results in cardiovascular symptoms such as arterial hypertension and tachycardia and induces metabolic alterations including glucose intolerance and increase in resting metabolic rate. The objective of our study was to investigate the effect of surgical cure of pheochromocytoma on body-mass-index and the correlation of body-mass-index changes to preoperative endocrine parameters. Pheochromocytoma patients from the Munich ENSAT Registry were matched (1:2) for age and gender to patients from the German Conn's Registry, who had undergone surgery for aldosterone-producing-adenomas...
February 21, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222435/extracorporal-shock-waves-activate-migration-proliferation-and-inflammatory-pathways-in-fibroblasts-and-keratinocytes-and-improve-wound-healing-in-an-open-label-single-arm-study-in-patients-with-therapy-refractory-chronic-leg-ulcers
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Ilknur Aschermann, Seema Noor, Sascha Venturelli, Tobias Sinnberg, Christian Busch, Christian D Mnich
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) are globally a major cause of morbidity and mortality with increasing prevalence. Their treatment is highly challenging, and many conservative, surgical or advanced therapies have been suggested, but with little overall efficacy. Since the 1980s extracorporal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has gained interest as treatment for specific indications. Here, we report that patients with CLU showed wound healing after ESWT and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms...
February 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222322/reversal-of-dabigatran-associated-major-bleeding-with-activated-prothrombin-concentrate-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sam Schulman, B Ritchie, S Nahirniak, P L Gross, M Carrier, A Majeed, H-G Hwang, M Zondag
The reversal of dabigatran-associated major bleeding can now be achieved with the antidote idarucizumab. We evaluated activated prothrombin complex concentrate (aPCC) as an alternative for this purpose. Patients treated with dabigatran and suffering a major bleed were treated as per existing hospital protocol with aPCC. They were subsequently recruited for a 30-day follow-up. Effectiveness was evaluated by the treating physician, using an Assessment Guide. Safety outcomes were arterial or venous thromboembolism or death...
February 16, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222036/vascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-retinal-arteriolar-narrowing-and-venular-widening-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Stuart Keel, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Konstandina Koklanis, Meri Vukicevic, Fergus Cameron, Laima Brazionis
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to describe the relationship of retinal arteriolar and venular calibre with vascular risk factors in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: In this hospital-based cross-sectional study, the medical files of 483 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes were audited to collect retinal images and relevant clinical data. Retinal vascular calibre was measured using standardised protocols. RESULTS: After multivariable adjustments, a vascular risk profile that included: older age, higher serum creatinine, higher systolic blood pressure (SBP), higher body mass index (BMI), abnormal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), lower high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, longer duration of diabetes and higher serum sodium was associated with narrower central retinal artery equivalent (CRAE) (95% CI=-4...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221263/use-of-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-to-improve-detection-of-congenital-cardiovascular-anomalies-in-infants-undergoing-free-breathing-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Seth Kligerman, Ferdia Bolster, Jason Mitchell, Travis Henry, Jean Jeudy, Charles S White
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the detection of congenital cardiovascular anomalies (congenital heart disease) in neonates and infants using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) algorithm compared with hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) and filtered back projection (FBP) reconstructions on axial computed tomography (CT) performed at minimum scanner dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 1 year, all CT angiographies performed in infants below 3 months of age with congenital heart disease were assessed retrospectively...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221206/significance-of-new-q-waves-and-their-location-in-postoperative-ecgs-after-elective-on-pump-cardiac-surgery-an-observational-cohort-study
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Eckhard Mauermann, Daniel Bolliger, Jens Fassl, Martin Grapow, Esther E Seeberger, Manfred D Seeberger, Miodrag Filipovic, Giovanna A L L Buse
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of new pathological Q waves after on-pump cardiac surgery is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether or not either the occurrence per se or the location of new pathological Q waves after on-pump cardiac surgery is associated with 12-month, all-cause mortality and/or major adverse cardiac events (MACEs). DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Single university hospital from January 2007 to October 2010...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220936/type-3-takayasu-arteritis-diagnosed-by-parvus-tardus-renal-doppler-signal-modulation
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Ural Koc
Takayasu's arteritis is known to cover the youngest age group in the etiology of secondary hypertension. The type 3 pattern is rare and involves the thoraco-abdominal aorta and its main abdominal branches. Here, we present the imaging results of a patient who had been followed up for systemic arterial hypertension and was diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis type 3 by CT and MR angiography following bilateral detection of a parvus-tardus Doppler signal modulation in the renal arteries. We discuss the differential diagnoses that should be considered when observing a tardus-parvus Doppler signal...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220768/arterial-structure-and-function-in-subjects-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-after-one-year-of-treatment
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Agata Schneider, Joanna Gawęcka, Andrzej Minczykowski, Tomasz Krauze, Przemysław Guzik, Jarosław Piskorski, James Heathers, Andrzej Wykrętowicz
INTRODUCTION    It is controversial whether the modification of arterial stiffness and intima-media thickness (IMT) is plausible in patients with clinically significant atherosclerosis.  OBJECTIVES    We evaluated the effects of the one-year pharmacological therapy on the arterial stiffness and IMT in survivors of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) who were treated according to the clinical guidelines.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    For this study 298 NSTEMI patients (median age 64 years; 85 females) were enrolled...
February 15, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220351/two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-demonstrates-no-effect-of-active-acromegaly-on-left-ventricular-strain
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I C M Volschan, L Kasuki, C M S Silva, M L Alcantara, R M Saraiva, S S Xavier, M R Gadelha
BACKGROUND: Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) allows for the study of myocardial strain (ε), a marker of early and subclinical ventricular systolic dysfunction. Cardiac disease may be present in patients with acromegaly; however, STE has never been used to evaluate these patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain in patients with active acromegaly with normal LV systolic function. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical study...
February 20, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219925/twenty-five-year-alcohol-consumption-trajectories-and-their-association-with-arterial-aging-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Darragh O'Neill, Annie Britton, Eric J Brunner, Steven Bell
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that arterial stiffness, an important marker of cardiovascular health, is associated with alcohol consumption. However, the role of longer-term consumption patterns in the progression of arterial stiffness over time remains unclear. A longitudinal cohort design was used to evaluate the association between alcohol consumption over 25 years and subsequent changes in arterial stiffness. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data (N=3869; 73% male) were drawn from the Whitehall II cohort study of British civil servants, in which participants completed repeat pulse wave velocity assessments of arterial stiffness across a 4- to 5-year interval...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219916/comparison-of-carotid-femoral-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-association-with-target-organ-damage-in-the-community-dwelling-elderly-chinese-the-northern-shanghai-study
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Yuyan Lu, Mengyun Zhu, Bin Bai, Chen Chi, Shikai Yu, Jiadela Teliewubai, Henry Xu, Kai Wang, Jing Xiong, Yiwu Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Ximin Fan, Xuejing Yu, Jue Li, Jacques Blacher, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
BACKGROUND: Carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity (cf-PWV) and brachial-ankle PWV (ba-PWV) are the 2 most frequently applied PWV measurements. However, little is known about the comparison of hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) with cf-PWV and ba-PWV. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1599 community-dwelling elderly subjects (age >65 years) in northern Shanghai were recruited from June 2014 to August 2015. Both cf-PWV and ba-PWV were measured using SphygmoCor and VP1000 systems, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219914/nickel-associated-delayed-multiple-white-matter-lesions-after-stent-assisted-coil-embolization-of-intracranial-unruptured-aneurysm
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Hun Soo Park, Ichiro Nakagawa, Shohei Yokoyama, Daisuke Wajima, Takeshi Wada, Yasushi Motoyama, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
Metal-induced encephalopathy after stent-assisted coil embolization is extremely rare. The present report describes two patients who presented with symptomatic intracranial parenchymal edematous lesions after stent-assisted coil embolization. A 64-year-old woman underwent stent-assisted coil embolization for a left internal carotid artery aneurysm; 21 days after the procedure she presented with right hand weakness and MRI revealed multifocal white matter lesions. Another woman aged 52 years underwent stent-assisted coil embolization for right vertebral artery aneurysm; 18 days after the procedure she presented with left-sided sensory disturbance and MRI demonstrated multiple white matter lesions...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219666/relation-of-iliac-artery-calcium-with-adiposity-measures-and-peripheral-artery-disease
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Jane J Lee, Alison Pedley, Ido Weinberg, Kathryn A Britton, Joseph M Massaro, Udo Hoffmann, Emily Manders, Caroline S Fox, Joanne M Murabito
Arterial calcification is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To improve the understanding of the pathogenesis involved with iliac artery calcium (IAC), we sought to examine the associations between the burden of IAC with adiposity measures and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Participants (n = 1,236, 52% women, mean age 60 years) were drawn from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort who underwent multidetector computed tomography. The extent of IAC was quantified based on calcified atherosclerotic plaques detected in the iliac arteries...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219612/hyperoxia-and-hypertonic-saline-in-patients-with-septic-shock-hypers2s-a-two-by-two-factorial-multicentre-randomised-clinical-trial
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Pierre Asfar, Frédérique Schortgen, Julie Boisramé-Helms, Julien Charpentier, Emmanuel Guérot, Bruno Megarbane, David Grimaldi, Fabien Grelon, Nadia Anguel, Sigismond Lasocki, Matthieu Henry-Lagarrigue, Frédéric Gonzalez, François Legay, Christophe Guitton, Maleka Schenck, Jean Marc Doise, Jérôme Devaquet, Thierry Van Der Linden, Delphine Chatellier, Jean Philippe Rigaud, Jean Dellamonica, Fabienne Tamion, Ferhat Meziani, Alain Mercat, Didier Dreyfuss, Valérie Seegers, Peter Radermacher
BACKGROUND: There is insufficient research into the use of mechanical ventilation with increased inspiratory oxygen concentration (FiO2) and fluid resuscitation with hypertonic saline solution in patients with septic shock. We tested whether these interventions are associated with reduced mortality. METHODS: This two-by-two factorial, multicentre, randomised, clinical trial (HYPERS2S) recruited patients aged 18 years and older with septic shock who were on mechanical ventilation from 22 centres in France...
February 14, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219588/early-removal-of-double-j-stents-decreases-urinary-tract-infections-in-living-donor-renal-transplantation-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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S Liu, G Luo, B Sun, J Lu, Q Zu, S Yang, X Zhang, J Dong
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for stent removal after renal transplantation remains controversial. This article describes an interim analysis of a randomized, prospective, double-blind trial aimed at detecting differences in urological complications between early ureteral stent removal at 1 week and routine ureteral stent removal at 4 weeks. METHODS: Between October 2010 and March 2015, 103 patients who underwent living donor renal transplantation at a single center were pre-operatively randomly assigned to the early ureteral stent removal (at 1 week) group or the routine ureteral stent removal (at 4 weeks) group...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219211/-value-of-ct-imaging-in-the-differentiation-of-gastric-leiomyomas-from-gastric-stromal-tumors
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J W Weng, J Wang, F Li, J L Xu, H J Hu
Objective: To explore the application value of CT imaging in differentiating gastric stromal tumors (GST) from gastric leiomyomas (GLMs). Methods: CT images of patients with GST (n=65) or GLMs (n=13, maximum diameter of tumor ≤5 cm) proved by surgery and pathology were retrospectively analyzed. The tumor size, location, contour, growth pattern, degree and pattern of enhancement, calcification, necrosis, surface ulceration, lymph nodes, and patient clinical data were evaluated by two independent reviewers...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219193/-analysis-of-ct-perfusion-imaging-in-chronic-cerebral-circulatory-insufficiency-and-its-relationship-with-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis
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S L Liu, Y Wang, Y Zhang, H L Xu, J C Wang, W W He, X T Qin, G Q Cao, Y J Yang, Q C Zhuge, W J Chen
Objective: To investigate the change of cerebral microcirculation of chronic cerebral circulation insufficiency(CCCI) patients and the relationship between CCCI and crossed cerebellar diaschisis(CCD)by using 320-detector row of low-dose volume CT perfusion imaging. Methods: A total of 158 patients (103 males, 55 females, from 45 to 82 years old, the mean age was 62.9) with symptoms of CCCI were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from June 2013 to January 2016. Low-dose CTP imaging of whole brain was performed to them using 320-detector row volume CT scanner...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218398/changes-in-left-ventricular-function-after-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Christopher Franco, Andrew Starovoytov, Milad Heydari, G B John Mancini, Eve Aymong, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous healing of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) recovery is frequently observed clinically. However, LVEF on presentation and follow-up imaging has not been described. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that LV dysfunction improves at follow-up after initial SCAD presentation. METHODS: We included patients with nonatherosclerotic SCAD prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital, who had baseline assessment of LVEF and wall-motion abnormality (WMA) during their index presentation...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218383/stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-as-a-potential-curative-treatment-in-duodenal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Francesco Maria Aquilanti, Maria Cristina Barba, Federico Bianciardi, Barbara Tolu, Barbara Nardiello, Giorgio Hamid Raza, Randa El Gawhary, Chiara D'Ambrosio, PierCarlo Gentile
PURPOSE: One of the rarest gastrointestinal neoplasm is small bowel cancer. Experience with its treatment modalities is limited. Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) has improved, with image-guided radiation therapy becoming a curative option in many tumors. Especially when surgery cannot be performed due to comorbidities, SABR provides a good toxicity profile and an excellent tumor control rate owing to its specific schedule: high dose on a limited and well-defined area. METHODS: An 83-year-old man had arterial hypertension and congestive cardiomyopathy, with recent history of upper abdominal pain, weight loss over 10 kg, and progressive severe fatigue...
February 11, 2017: Tumori
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