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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227428/calcification-detection-of-abdominal-aorta-in-ct-images-and-3d-visualization-in-vr-devices
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Jose A Garcia-Berna, Juan M Sanchez-Gomez, Judith Hermanns, Gines Garcia-Mateos, Jose L Fernandez-Aleman, Jose A Garcia-Berna, Juan M Sanchez-Gomez, Judith Hermanns, Gines Garcia-Mateos, Jose L Fernandez-Aleman, Jose L Fernandez-Aleman, Jose A Garcia-Berna, Judith Hermanns, Juan M Sanchez-Gomez, Gines Garcia-Mateos
Automatic calcification detection in abdominal aorta consists of a set of computer vision techniques to quantify the amount of calcium that is found around this artery. Knowing that information, it is possible to perform statistical studies that relate vascular diseases with the presence of calcium in these structures. To facilitate the detection in CT images, a contrast is usually injected into the circulatory system of the patients to distinguish the aorta from other body tissues and organs. This contrast increases the absorption of X-rays by human blood, making it easier the measurement of calcifications...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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/28219919/dickkopf-3-ablation-attenuates-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#3
Wen-Lin Cheng, Yang Yang, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Junhong Guo, Jun Gong, Fu-Han Gong, Zhi-Gang She, Zan Huang, Hao Xia, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND: Dickkopf-3 (DKK3) is a negative regulator of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, which is involved in inflammation. However, little is known about the relationship between DKK3 expression and the progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to define the role of DKK3 and its potential mechanism in the development of atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunofluorescence analysis showed that DKK3 was strongly expressed in macrophages of atherosclerotic plaques from patients with coronary heart disease and in hyperlipidemic mice...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216358/outcomes-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-aortic-arch-chimney-stents-in-high-risk-patients
#4
Igor Voskresensky, Salvatore T Scali, Robert J Feezor, Javairiah Fatima, Kristina A Giles, Rosamaria Tricarico, Scott A Berceli, Adam W Beck
BACKGROUND: Aortic arch disease is a challenging clinical problem, especially in high-risk patients, in whom open repair can have morbidity and mortality rates of 30% to 40% and 2% to 20%, respectively. Aortic arch chimney (AAC) stents used during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are a less invasive treatment strategy than open repair, but the current literature is inconclusive about the role of this technology. The focus of this analysis is on our experience with TEVAR and AAC stents...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216353/left-subclavian-artery-revascularization-in-zone-2-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-is-associated-with-lower-stroke-risk-across-all-aortic-diseases
#5
Rhiannon J Bradshaw, S Sadie Ahanchi, Obie Powell, Sebastian Larion, Colin Brandt, Michael C Soult, Jean M Panneton
BACKGROUND: The best management strategy for the left subclavian artery (LSA) in pathologic processes of the aorta requiring zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains controversial. We compared LSA coverage with or without revascularization as well as the different means of LSA revascularization. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients with any aortic diseases who underwent zone 2 TEVAR deployment from 2007 to 2014. Primary end points included 30-day stroke and 30-day spinal cord injury (SCI)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214688/h2s-causes-contraction-and-relaxation-of-major-arteries-of-the-rabbit
#6
Martin Caprnda, Tawar Qaradakhi, Joanne L Hart, Nazarii Kobyliak, Radka Opatrilova, Peter Kruzliak, Anthony Zulli
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused by atherosclerosis remains a worldwide burden. Hydrogen sulfide is a promising new therapeutic avenue for the treatment of CVD, however reports show exogenous H2S has both vasodilator and vasoconstrictor effects depending on organ examined, and in vitro studies in animal models which are not resistant to developing atherosclerosis are limited. We sought to determine if rabbit arteries constricted or dilated to hydrogen sulfide. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The aorta, carotid, renal and iliac arteries were harvested from New Zealand White rabbits (n=4) and subjected to a concentration response curve to the fast H2S releaser NaHS...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210635/combined-spinal-epidural-for-vaginal-delivery-in-a-parturient-with-takayasu-s-arteritis
#7
Sean Patrick Clifford, Paul Brian Mick, Brian Matthew Derhake
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare, progressive panendarteritis involving all layers of the arterial wall. This disease includes variable involvement of the aorta and its major branches. The most common complication with this condition is severe, uncontrolled hypertension, often leading to end organ dysfunction. We describe the management of a 27-year-old woman diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis that presented in labor with intense pain and underwent a combined spinal-epidural for anesthetic management. Per literature review, a combined spinal-epidural technique for planned vaginal delivery has not been described for a laboring Takayasu patient...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208970/isolated-hypoplasia-of-left-pulmonary-artery-with-agenesis-of-left-lobe-of-thyroid-a-case-report
#8
Mohammed Abdul Khadir, Ganesh Narayana, Ganavi Ramagopal, Pradeep G Nayar
Isolated Unilateral hypoplasia or agenesis of a branch of pulmonary artery is very rare. It is usually seen associated with congenital heart diseases such as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, right aortic arch, truncus arteriosus, patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary atresia. It occurs as a result of lack of embryological development of either the left or right sixth aortic arch and has been found to present itself with various clinical manifestations as during childhood it presents as contralateral pulmonary hypertension and in adults as haemoptysis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207465/two-rare-variants-of-left-vertebral-artery
#9
Rajani Singh
Though the variations of vertebral artery are clinically asymptomatic yet abnormalities are of diagnostic importance either prior to vascular surgery in the neck region or in patients of intravascular diseases such as arteriovenous malformations or cerebral aneurysms. Therefore, the aim of the study is to bring out 2 variations in the configuration of vertebral artery and their clinical implication. During dissection of thorax of 2 female cadavers, 2 different variants of configurations of left vertebral arteries were observed...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195589/preterm-arteries-in-childhood-dimensions-intima-media-thickness-and-elasticity-of-the-aorta-coronaries-and-carotids-in-6-y-old-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Lilly-Ann Mohlkert, Jenny Hallberg, Olof Broberg, Monica Hellström, Cecilia Pegelow Halvorsen, Gunnar Sjöberg, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Petru Liuba, Vineta Fellman, Magnus Domellöf, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth increases risk for adult cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that arteries in 6-y-old children born preterm are narrower, with thicker intima-media and stiffer than in peers born at term. METHODS: Children born extremely preterm (EXP, n = 176, birthweights: 348-1,161 g) and at term (CTRL, n = 174, birthweights: 2,430-4,315 g) were included. Using ultrasonography, we determined diameters of the coronaries (CA), common carotid arteries (CCA) and aorta, the carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), and the stiffness index of the CCA and aorta...
February 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190713/transient-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-abdominal-aortic-revascularization-surgery-is-associated-with-increased-length-of-stay-mortality-and-readmission-rates
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Barbara A Blanco, Anai N Kothari, Pegge M Halandras, Robert H Blackwell, Dawn M Graunke, Paul C Kuo, Jae S Cho
BACKGROUND: It is well established that transient postoperative atrial fibrillation (TPAF) is associated with adverse postoperative outcomes after major cardiac and noncardiac operations. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the incidence, impact, and risk factors associated with the development of TPAF in patients undergoing revascularization surgery for occlusive diseases of the abdominal aorta and its branches (AAB). METHODS: By use of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Database from Florida and California, patients who underwent open revascularization of AAB between 2006 and 2011 were identified...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180096/the-frozen-elephant-trunk-technique-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-position-and-bologna-experience
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Luca Di Marco, Antonio Pantaleo, Alessandro Leone, Giacomo Murana, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Davide Pacini
Complex lesions of the thoracic aorta are traditionally treated in 2 surgical steps with the elephant trunk technique. A relatively new approach is the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique, which potentially allows combined lesions of the thoracic aorta to be treated in a 1-stage procedure combining endovascular treatment with conventional surgery using a hybrid prosthesis. These are very complex and time-consuming operations, and good results can be obtained only if appropriate strategies for myocardial, cerebral, and visceral protection are adopted...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163172/endovascular-management-of-para-prosthetic-aortocaval-fistula-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Claudio Bianchini Massoni, Giulia Rossi, Tiziano Tecchio, Paolo Perini, Antonio Freyrie
The aim of this article is to report a case of asymptomatic para-anastomotic aortocaval fistula (ACF) treated by endovascular aortic repair, and to review data of the literature on arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) secondary to abdominal aortic surgery. A 78-year-old male complained of worsening pain in the right lower limb since 2 months. He presented a history of right femoro-popliteal bypass for peripheral arterial occlusive disease and elective surgical treatment for a non-ruptured infrarenal aortic aneurysm (Dacron tube graft)...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154161/development-of-coronary-pulse-wave-velocity-new-pathophysiological-insight-into-coronary-artery-disease
#14
Brahim Harbaoui, Pierre-Yves Courand, Andrei Cividjian, Pierre Lantelme
BACKGROUND: Although aortic stiffness assessed by pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a strong predictor of coronary artery disease, the significance of local coronary stiffness has never been tackled. The first objective of this study was to describe a method of measuring coronary PWV (CoPWV) invasively and to describe its determinants. The second objective was to assess both CoPWV and aortic PWV in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes or stable coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 53 patients, CoPWV was measured from the delay in pressure wave and distance traveled as a pressure wire was withdrawn from the distal to the proximal coronary segment...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150515/characterization-of-a-murine-model-with-arteritis-induced-by-nod1-ligand-fk565-a-comparative-study-with-a-caws-induced-model
#15
Ryuji Ohashi, Ryuji Fukazawa, Makoto Watanabe, Koji Hashimoto, Nobuko Suzuki, Noriko Nagi-Miura, Naohito Ohno, Akira Shimizu, Yasuhiko Itoh
OBJECTIVE: Kawasaki disease (KD) occurs via activation of the innate immune system. Nucleotide oligomerization domain -1 (NOD1) is a pattern recognition receptor regulating the innate immunity. We characterized histopathology of arteritis induced by FK565, a ligand for NOD1, in mice, compared with Candida albicans water-soluble fraction (CAWS)-induced model. METHODS: Vasculitis was induced by injection of FK565 or CAWS into C57BL6/J mice (n = 9 and n = 11, respectively)...
February 2, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150085/influence-of-scan-technique-on-intracoronary-transluminal-attenuation-gradient-in-coronary-ct-angiography-using-128-slice-dual-source-ct-multi-beat-versus-one-beat-scan
#16
Hae Jin Kim, Sung Mok Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Yeon Hyeon Choe
The purpose of our study was to investigate the impact of temporal uniformity and adjustment by the contrast opacification enhancement in the aorta on the performance of transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) for obstructive coronary artery disease. A total of 274 coronary arteries from 94 patients who underwent both multi- and single-beat scan using 128-slice scanner at the same time were enrolled. TAG and corrected coronary opacification (CCO) of both scan technique were compared against obstructive coronary arteries defined by diameter stenosis ≥50%...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149549/calcification-of-arteries-supplying-the-gastric-tube-increases-the-risk-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy-with-cervical-anastomosis
#17
Liang Zhao, Gefei Zhao, Jiagen Li, Bin Qu, Susheng Shi, Xiaoli Feng, Hao Feng, Jun Jiang, Qi Xue, Jie He
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak is an important cause of morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer patients. Calcification of the arteries supplying the gastric tube has been found to be associated with leakage after esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis in Europeans. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between calcifications of the supplying arteries of the gastric tube and the occurrence of anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis in Chinese patients with esophageal cancer...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141779/direct-targeting-of-macrophages-with-methylglyoxal-bis-guanylhydrazone-decreases-siv-associated-cardiovascular-inflammation-and-pathology
#18
Joshua A Walker, Andrew D Miller, Tricia H Burdo, Michael S McGrath, Kenneth C Williams
BACKGROUND: Despite effective combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) HIV infected individuals develop co-morbidities including cardiovascular disease (CVD), where activated macrophages play a key role. To date, few therapies target activated monocytes and macrophages. METHODS: We evaluated a novel oral form of the polyamine biosynthesis inhibitor methylglyoxal-bisguanylhydrazone (MGBG) on cardiovascular inflammation, carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT), and fibrosis in a SIV infection model of AIDS...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134406/-the-ormond-s-disease-an-intriguing-obstructive-nephrouropathy
#19
Rocco Manganelli, Serena Manganelli, Salvatore Iannaccone, Walter De Simone
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis also known as Ormonds disease is a rare disorder characterized by the development of fibrotic tissue in the retroperitoneum involving the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries, ureters and the inferior vena cava. The aberrant tissue may compress ureters leading to obstructive nephrouropathy and renal failure, which are the most common clinical manifestations of this condition. The nephrologist is often consulted to make differential diagnosis for acute renal failure and obstructive uropathy...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132091/a-case-of-unusual-configuration-of-the-right-bronchial-arteries-combined-with-cryptogenic-severe-bilateral-hypertrophy
#20
Santiago Rojas, Eduard Quintana, Marisa Ortega, Alfonso Rodríguez-Baeza
Bronchial arteries commonly originate from thoracic aorta between T5 and T6. Ectopic origins from aortic arch, supraortic trunks and their branches, coronary arteries, and even abdominal aorta have been described in the literature. In some circumstances, such as pulmonary artery malformations, chronic embolism, or inflammatory diseases of the lung, the bronchial arteries become hypertrophied and eventually could be the only supply of pulmonary circulation. Here, we describe a case of an elderly man who presented an unusual pattern of bronchial arteries of the right lung combined with severe bilateral hypertrophy of bronchial vessels...
January 28, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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