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Zenghui Qian, Xin Feng, Huibin Kang, Xiaolong Wen, Wenjuan Xu, Fei Zhao, Chuhan Jiang, Zhongxue Wu, Youxiang Li, Aihua Liu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have reported the use of stent-assisted coiling (SAC) for wide-necked aneurysms in patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This study attempted to determine whether it is safe and efficient to use SAC for wide-necked aneurysms during post-SAH days 4-10. METHODS: We reviewed 126 consecutive patients with ruptured wide-necked aneurysms who underwent SAC. The patients were classified into the early cohort (SAC was performed within post-SAH days 0-3) and late cohort (SAC was performed within post-SAH days 4-10)...
October 21, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Mitsumasa Hata, Yukihiko Orime, Shinji Wakui, Tetsuya Nakamura, Rei Hinoura, Atsushi Harada, Kenji Akiyama
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the efficacy of distal limited open stenting procedure in octogenarians with distal aortic arch aneurysm. METHODS: During the last 5 years, 24 patients underwent distal limited open stenting. Mean patient age was 81.6 ± 2.5 years, ranging from 80 to 90 years. The hemicircumference of the anterior surface of the arch around the left common carotid artery was obliquely incised, and a J-Graft Open Stent (Japan Lifeline Co, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan) was inserted into the descending aorta...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Saleem I Abdulrauf, Peter Vuong, Ritesh Patel, Raghu Sampath, Ahmed M Ashour, Lauren M Germany, Jonathon Lebovitz, Colt Brunson, Yuvraj Nijjar, J Kyle Dryden, Maheen Q Khan, Mihaela G Stefan, Evan Wiley, Ryan T Cleary, Connor Reis, Jodi Walsh, Paula Buchanan
OBJECTIVE Risk of ischemia during aneurysm surgery is significantly related to temporary clipping time and final clipping that might incorporate a perforator. In this study, the authors attempted to assess the potential added benefit to patient outcomes of "awake" neurological testing when compared with standard neurophysiological testing performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is performed after the induction of conscious sedation, and for the neurological testing, the patient is fully awake. METHODS The authors conducted an institutional review board-approved prospective study of clipping unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) in 30 consecutive adult patients who underwent awake clipping...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Maral Ouzounian, Vivek Rao, Cedric Manlhiot, Nachum Abraham, Carolyn David, Christopher M Feindel, Tirone E David
BACKGROUND: Although aortic valve-sparing (AVS) operations are established alternatives to composite valve graft (CVG) procedures for patients with aortic root aneurysms, comparative long-term outcomes are lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the results of patients undergoing AVS procedures with those undergoing CVG operations. METHODS: From 1990 to 2010, a total of 616 patients age <70 years and without aortic stenosis underwent elective aortic root surgery (AVS, n = 253; CVG with a bioprosthesis [bio-CVG], n = 180; CVG with a mechanical prosthesis [m-CVG], n = 183)...
October 25, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Min S Park, Marcus D Mazur, Karam Moon, Michael J Nanaszko, John R W Kestle, Lubdha M Shah, Blair Winegar, Felipe C Albuquerque, Philipp Taussky, Cameron G McDougall
OBJECT: Despite the popularity of flow-diverting stents for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, there is no widely accepted scale for the characterization of results. We present an outcomes-based grading scale that considers factors related to failure of flow diversion. METHODS: The grading scale was developed using the results from consecutive patients at two institutions who were treated with flow diversion for a cerebral aneurysm. The initial treatment results were graded on patient, aneurysm, and treatment characteristics...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Hao Li, Jizong Zhao, Wen Wang, Lu Zhang, Qing Lan, Jiangfei Wang, Yong Cao, Jizong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysm (IA) is a cerebrovascular disorder characterized by an abnormally bulged artery in the brain and subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by IA rupture with a high ratio of fatality and morbidity. However, the genetic etiology of IA remains largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A dysregulated lncRNA-associated competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) network was constructed by utilizing sample-matched microRNA (miRNA), long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and mRNA expression profiles in 12 saccular IA samples and paired control arteries...
October 14, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Andreas Reite, Kjetil Søreide, Morten Vetrhus
OBJECTIVE: Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) are associated with high mortality and morbidity. Several prognostic scoring systems are available for prediction of outcome, but scarcity of external validation and evaluation of predictive value has hampered widespread implementation. The aim of this study was to examine the discriminatory value of four scores in a consecutive Norwegian cohort. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a consecutive series of patients operated on for primary rAAA at Stavanger University Hospital from January 2000 to December 2014...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Wouter J Harmsen, Gerard M Ribbers, Bart Zegers, Emiel M Sneekes, Stephan F E Praet, Majanka H Heijenbrok-Kal, Ladbon Khajeh, Fop van Kooten, Sebastiaan J C M M Neggers, Rita J van den Berg-Emons
Patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (a-SAH) show long-term fatigue and face difficulties in resuming daily physical activities. Impaired muscle strength, especially of the lower extremity, impacts the performance of daily activities and may trigger the onset of fatigue complaints. The present study evaluated knee muscle strength and fatigue in patients with a-SAH. This study included 33 patients, 6 months after a-SAH, and 33 sex-matched and age-matched healthy controls. Isokinetic muscle strength of the knee extensors and flexors was measured at 60 and 180°/s...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
Tibor Becske, Matthew B Potts, Maksim Shapiro, David F Kallmes, Waleed Brinjikji, Isil Saatci, Cameron G McDougall, István Szikora, Giuseppe Lanzino, Christopher J Moran, Henry H Woo, Demetrius K Lopes, Aaron L Berez, Daniel J Cher, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Felipe C Albuquerque, David J Fiorella, Zsolt Berentei, Miklós Marosföi, Saruhan H Cekirge, Peter K Nelson
OBJECTIVE The long-term effectiveness of endovascular treatment of large and giant wide-neck aneurysms using traditional endovascular techniques has been disappointing, with high recanalization and re-treatment rates. Flow diversion with the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has been recently used as a stand-alone therapy for complex aneurysms, showing significant improvement in effectiveness while demonstrating a similar safety profile to stent-supported coil treatment. However, relatively little is known about its long-term safety and effectiveness...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
J Scott Pannell, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Arvin R Wali, Brian R Hirshman, Jeffrey A Steinberg, Vincent J Cheung, David Oveisi, Jon Hallstrom, Alexander A Khalessi
This study establishes performance metrics for angiography and neuroendovascular surgery procedures based on longitudinal improvement in individual trainees with differing levels of training and experience. Over the course of 30 days, five trainees performed 10 diagnostic angiograms, coiled 10 carotid terminus aneurysms in the setting of subarachnoid hemorrhage, and performed 10 left middle cerebral artery embolectomies on a Simbionix Angio Mentor™ simulator. All procedures were nonconsecutive. Total procedure time, fluoroscopy time, contrast dose, heart rate, blood pressures, medications administered, packing densities, the number of coils used, and the number of stent-retriever passes were recorded...
August 29, 2016: Curēus
Filip E Muysoms, An Jairam, Manuel López-Cano, Maciej Śmietański, Guido Woeste, Iris Kyle-Leinhase, Stavros A Antoniou, Ferdinand Köckerling
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic mesh-augmented reinforcement during closure of abdominal wall incisions has been proposed in patients with increased risk for development of incisional hernias (IHs). As part of the BioMesh consensus project, a systematic literature review has been performed to detect those studies where MAR was performed with a non-permanent absorbable mesh (biological or biosynthetic). METHODS: A computerized search was performed within 12 databases (Embase, Medline, Web-of-Science, Scopus, Cochrane, CINAHL, Pubmed publisher, Lilacs, Scielo, ScienceDirect, ProQuest, Google Scholar) with appropriate search terms...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
Todd J Anderson, Jean Grégoire, Glen J Pearson, Arden R Barry, Patrick Couture, Martin Dawes, Gordon A Francis, Jacques Genest, Steven Grover, Milan Gupta, Robert A Hegele, David C Lau, Lawrence A Leiter, Eva Lonn, G B John Mancini, Ruth McPherson, Daniel Ngui, Paul Poirier, John L Sievenpiper, James A Stone, George Thanassoulis, Richard Ward
Since the publication of the 2012 guidelines new literature has emerged to inform decision-making. The 2016 guidelines primary panel selected a number of clinically relevant questions and has produced updated recommendations, on the basis of important new findings. In subjects with clinical atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, most subjects with diabetes or chronic kidney disease, and those with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol ≥ 5 mmol/L, statin therapy is recommended. For all others, there is an emphasis on risk assessment linked to lipid determination to optimize decision-making...
July 25, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Chun Fang, Hua-Qiao Tan, Hong-Jie Han, Hao Feng, Ji-Chong Xu, Shuo Yan, Zhi-Yu Nie, Ling-Jing Jin, Fei Teng
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial blood blister-like aneurysm (BBA) is a rare type of aneurysm that lacks all layers of the arterial wall. These fragile aneurysms have the propensity to rupture with minimal manipulation, which makes them hazardous and difficult to treat. The present study evaluated the safety and feasibility of endovascular treatment of BBAs with the Willis covered stent. MATERIALS: Thirteen patients (7 men and 6 women, age range 28-68 years) who presented with ruptured BBAs and were treated with the Willis covered stent were retrospectively reviewed...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Miklos Marosfoi, Erin T Langan, Lara Strittmatter, Kajo van der Marel, Srinivasan Vedantham, Jennifer Arends, Ivan R Lylyk, Siddharth Loganathan, Gregory M Hendricks, Istvan Szikora, Ajit S Puri, Ajay K Wakhloo, Matthew J Gounis
BACKGROUND: Vascular remodeling in response to implantation of a tissue engineering scaffold such as a flow diverter (FD) leads to the cure of intracranial aneurysms. We hypothesize that the vascular response is dependent on FD design, and CD34+ progenitor cells play an important role in the endothelialization of the implant. METHODS: Sixteen rabbit aneurysms were randomly treated with two different single-layer braided FDs made of cobalt-chrome alloys. The FD-48 and FD-72 devices had 48 and 72 wires, respectively...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Miguel Manzur, Sukgu M Han, Joie Dunn, Ramsey S Elsayed, Fernando Fleischman, Yolee Casagrande, Fred A Weaver
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the outcomes of patients with acute aortic syndrome (AAS) during and after transfer to a regional aortic center by a rapid transport system. METHODS: Review of patients with AAS who were transferred by a rapid transport system to a regional aortic center was performed. Data regarding demographics, diagnosis, comorbidities, transportation, and hospital course were acquired. Severity of existing comorbidities was determined by the Society for Vascular Surgery Comorbidity Severity Score (SVSCSS)...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Athir H Morad, Rafael J Tamargo, Allan Gottschalk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the duration, intensity, location, and usual treatment of pain throughout hospitalization following subarachnoid hemorrhage. BACKGROUND: Headache following subarachnoid hemorrhage can be sudden and severe. Little is known about the longitudinal course of headache or its analgesic therapy following the initial diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of 564 patients diagnosed with cerebral aneurysms collected from 10/2009 to 2/2013 was searched for conscious patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage...
October 5, 2016: Headache
Soumya Mukherjee, Arun Chandran, Anil Gopinathan, Mani Putharan, Tony Goddard, Paul R Eldridge, Tufail Patankar, Hans-Christean Nahser
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the safety and feasibility of PulseRider, a novel endovascular stent, in the treatment of intracranial bifurcation aneurysms with wide necks. The authors present the initial results of the first 10 cases in which the PulseRider device was used. METHODS Patients whose aneurysms were intended to be treated with the PulseRider device at 2 institutions in the United Kingdom were identified prospectively. Patient demographics, procedural details, immediate neurological and clinical status, and immediate angiographic outcomes and 6-month clinical and imaging follow-up were recorded prospectively...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Zahra Hajimashhadi, Nahid Aboutaleb, Farinaz Nasirinezhad
Apelin is an endogenous ligand for apelin receptor (APJ) with analgesic effect on visceral, analgesic and proanalgesic influences on acute pains in animal models. The purpose of this study was to determine the possible analgesic effects of [Pyr(1)] apelin-13 on chronic pain after spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. Animals were randomly divided into three major groups as intact, sham and SCI. The SCI group randomly allocated to four subgroups as no treatment, vehicle-treatment (normal saline: 10μl, intrathecally) and two subgroups with intrathecal injection (i...
September 2, 2016: Neuropeptides
J Hoogmoed, R van den Berg, B A Coert, G J E Rinkel, W P Vandertop, D Verbaan
BACKGROUND: In patients with poor clinical condition after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH), treatment is often deferred until patients show signs of improvement. Early external ventricular drainage and aneurysm occlusion may improve prognosis also in poor grade patients. The clinical outcome of an expeditious approach was compared with that of a conservative approach. METHODS: In all, 285 consecutive World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS) grade V aSAH patients admitted to three university hospitals between January 2000 and June 2007 were included...
September 26, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Johanna Herajärvi, Tuomas Anttila, Henna Sarja, Caius Mustonen, Henri Haapanen, Tuomas Mäkelä, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Tuomo Starck, Mika Kallio, Hannu Tuominen, Ulla Puistola, Peeter Karihtala, Kai Kiviluoma, Vesa Anttila, Tatu Juvonen
BACKGROUND: Paraplegia is one of the most severe complications occurring after the repair of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been shown to mitigate neurologic damage, and this study assessed its efficacy in preventing spinal cord ischemia. METHODS: The study randomized 16 female pigs into an RIPC group (n = 8) and a control group (n = 8). The RIPC group underwent four cycles of 5-minute ischemia-reperfusion episodes by intermittent occlusion of the left iliac artery...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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