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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197281/prediction-of-symptomatic-embolism-in-filipinos-with-infective-endocarditis-using-the-embolic-risk-french-calculator
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Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Maria Teresa B Abola, Maria Margarita O Balabagno, Lauro L Abrahan, Jose Donato A Magno, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was considered high in the development of this tool. Knowledge of this risk applied in our local setting is important to guide clinicians in preventing such catastrophic complications...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194732/late-post-avr-progression-of-bicuspid-aortopathy-link-to-hemodynamics
#2
Shiho Naito, Tatiana Gross, Kushtrim Disha, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The ascending aortic dilatation may progress after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients. Our aim was to evaluate rheological flow patterns and histological characteristics of the aneurysmal aorta in BAV patients at the time of reoperative aortic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 13 patients (mean age: 42 ± 9 years, 10 (77%) male) with significant progression of proximal aortopathy after isolated AVR surgery for BAV disease (i...
February 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193446/usefulness-of-calcium-scoring-as-a-screening-examination-in-patients-with-a-history-of-kawasaki-disease
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Andrew M Kahn, Matthew J Budoff, Lori B Daniels, Jun Oyamada, John B Gordon, Jane C Burns
Subsets of patients with a remote history of Kawasaki disease (KD) have coronary artery aneurysms with associated risks of late morbidity. In a pilot study, we previously showed that computed tomography (CT) coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring detects late CAC in patients with aneurysms and a remote history of KD. We performed CT calcium volume scoring in 166 subjects (median age 19.5 years) with a remote history of KD (median interval from KD to CT 15.1 years). Coronary arteries were classified as normal (n = 100), transiently dilated (n = 23), persistently dilated (n = 10), remodeled aneurysm (n = 9), or aneurysm (n = 24) based on echocardiography...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186453/effects-of-distance-and-transport-method-on-intervention-and-mortality-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Jonathan Weyhenmeyer, Cristian F Guandique, Adam Leibold, Stephen Lehnert, Jonathan Parish, Woody Han, Chad Tuchek, Janit Pandya, Thomas Leipzig, Troy Payner, Andrew DeNardo, John Scott, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
OBJECTIVE Most patients suffering from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) initially present to a hospital that lacks a neurosurgical unit. These patients require interhospital transfer (IHT) to tertiary facilities capable of multidisciplinary neurosurgical intervention. Yet, little is known about the effects of IHT on the outcomes of patients suffering from aSAH. In this study, the authors examined the effects of IHT and transport method on the timing of treatment, rebleed rates, and overall outcomes of patients who have experienced aSAH...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186451/techniques-and-outcomes-of-microsurgical-management-of-ruptured-and-unruptured-fusiform-cerebral-aneurysms
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Sam Safavi-Abbasi, M Yashar S Kalani, Ben Frock, Hai Sun, Kaan Yagmurlu, Felix Moron, Laura A Snyder, Randy J Hlubek, Joseph M Zabramski, Peter Nakaji, Robert F Spetzler
OBJECTIVE Fusiform cerebral aneurysms represent a small portion of intracranial aneurysms; differ in natural history, anatomy, and pathology; and can be difficult to treat compared with saccular aneurysms. The purpose of this study was to examine the techniques of treatment of ruptured and unruptured fusiform intracranial aneurysms and patient outcomes. METHODS In 45 patients with fusiform aneurysms, the authors retrospectively reviewed the presentation, location, and shape of the aneurysm; the microsurgical technique; the outcome at discharge and last follow-up; and the change in the aneurysm at last angiographic follow-up...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183143/rapid-documented-growth-of-aneurysm-bleb-led-to-rupture-of-an-incidental-intracranial-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm
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Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Jorn Fierstra, Giuseppe Esposito, Gerasimos Baltsavias, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
Background A major challenge in the management of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is to identify criteria indicating a higher risk of future UIA rupture. We report a rare patient with documented short-term bleb growth of an UIA followed by a fatal aneurysm rupture supporting the high risk of rupture of short-term shape changes in UIAs. Case Description A 72-year-old man with an incidental unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm of 9 mm showed a bleb growth on the aneurysm sac at 6-week follow-up computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178166/headache-improvement-after-intracranial-endovascular-procedures-in-chinese-patients-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-a-prospective-observational-study
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Linjing Zhang, Yunxia Wang, Qingkui Zhang, Wei Ge, Xiancong Wu, Hai Di, Jun Wang, Xiangyu Cao, Baomin Li, Ruozhuo Liu, Shengyuan Yu
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a long-term improvement in headache of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) treated with intracranial endovascular procedures.Using a prospective design, consecutive patients with UIAs with neuroendovascular treatment from January 2014 to December 2014 were asked to participate. Headache outcomes were established before aneurysm treatment and for 6 months following treatment. Factors associated with different headache outcomes were investigated...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175374/115%C3%A2-the-southwestern-aneurysm-scoring-index-prediction-of-outcomes-at-1-year-in-ruptured-aneurysms-treated-with-microsurgery
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Vin Shen Ban, Jeffrey S Beecher, Christopher S Eddleman, Salah G Aoun, Kristopher Allen Lyon, Tarek Youssef El Ahmadieh, Cameron Michael McDougall, Babu Guai Welch, Joan Reisch, H Hunt Batjer, Duke S Samson, Jonathan A White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163941/novel-pathogenic-variant-in-tgfbr2-confirmed-by-molecular-modeling-is-a-rare-cause-of-loeys-dietz-syndrome
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Michael T Zimmermann, Raul A Urrutia, Patrick R Blackburn, Margot A Cousin, Nicole J Boczek, Eric W Klee, Colleen Macmurdo, Paldeep S Atwal
Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by vascular findings of aneurysm and/or dissection of cerebral, thoracic, or abdominal arteries and skeletal findings. We report a case of a novel pathogenic variant in TGFBR2 and phenotype consistent with classic LDS. The proband was a 10-year-old presenting to the genetics clinic with an enlarged aortic root (Z-scores 5-6), pectus excavatum, and congenital contractures of the right 2nd and 3rd digit. Molecular testing of TGFBR2 was sent to a commercial laboratory and demonstrated a novel, likely pathogenic, variant in exon 4, c...
2017: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157750/management-of-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-and-cerebrovascular-malformations
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Kelly D Flemming, Giuseppe Lanzino
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Unruptured intracranial aneurysms and vascular malformations are detected more frequently because of the increased use and availability of brain imaging. Management of these entities requires knowledge of which patients are at high risk for hemorrhage and what treatment options are available. This article summarizes the epidemiology, natural history, and management strategies for unruptured intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, developmental venous anomalies, and capillary telangiectasias...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156251/safety-results-from-the-treatment-of-109-cerebral-aneurysms-using-the-woven-endobridge-technique-preliminary-results-in-the-united-kingdom
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Aimee Lawson, Andy Molyneux, Robin Sellar, Saleh Lamin, Allan Thomas, Anil Gholkar, Tufail Patankar
OBJECTIVE The Woven Endobridge (WEB) device has been in clinical use for the treatment of brain aneurysms for the past 4 years. Observational studies to assess clinical outcome and related complications have been published. Clear evidence is required to better understand the safety profile of the WEB device. The authors here present a multicenter series that provides a detailed safety analysis focused on patient selection, procedural events, and technical issues of treated patients throughout the United Kingdom (UK)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154289/prognostic-significance-of-qt-interval-dispersion-in-the-response-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-kawasaki-disease
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Noriko Motoki, Yohei Akazawa, Shoko Yamazaki, Akira Hachiya, Hirohiko Motoki, Satoshi Matsuzaki, Kenichi Koike
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is classified as a systemic vasculitis syndrome and QT interval dispersion (QTD) has been associated with cardiac involvement and disease activity in patients with cardiovasculitis. We examined whether baseline QTD could predict a response to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in KD.Methods and Results:QTD was recorded in 86 patients with KD before IVIG, who were separated into IVIG responders (R group; n=62) and nonresponders (N group; n=24). The association between baseline QTD and response to IVIG was investigated, and the predictive response value was compared with conventional risk scores from Gunma and Kurume universities...
February 1, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153618/development-and-validation-of-the-procedure-related-neurological-complications-risk-score-for-elderly-patients-with-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-undergoing-endovascular-treatment
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Guoli Duan, Wanling Wen, Qiao Zuo, Pengfei Yang, Lei Zhang, Bo Hong, Yi Xu, Jianmin Liu, Qinghai Huang
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to develop and validate a procedure-related neurological complications (PNC) risk score for individual elderly patients with rupture intracranial aneurysms (RIAs) undergoing endovascular treatment (EVT). METHODS: Preoperatively collected data, including clinical, lesion, and procedure characteristics of consecutive elderly patients (≥ 60 years), were used to develop a PNC risk predictive score based on the coefficients (β) of a multivariable logistic regression analysis...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133987/ruptured-intracranial-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms-an-evaluation-of-prognostic-factors-of-treatment-outcome
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K Urasyanandana, P Withayasuk, D Songsaeng, T Aurboonyawat, E Chankaew, A Churojana
Objective Intracranial spontaneous vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms commonly occur in the third to fifth decades of life, and are mostly associated with hypertension. Patients present with intracranial haemorrhage or thromboembolic events. Patients who present with intracranial haemorrhage carry about a 70% risk of recurrent bleeding. Patients with a posterior-inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) or ipsilateral dominant vertebral artery involve selecting which parent vessel could not be sacrificed. Recent reconstructive techniques such as stent-assisted coiling embolisation and flow-diverting stents are effective treatments of choice...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131928/treatment-strategies-for-intracranial-mirror-aneurysms
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Wen-Xin Wang, Zhe Xue, Lin Li, Chen Wu, Yan-Yang Zhang, Xin Lou, Lin Ma, Zheng-Hui Sun
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial mirror aneurysms are clinically rare and uncommonly reported in the literature. Therefore, the present study evaluated a series of mirror aneurysm cases with respect to the clinical features of the patients and the treatment strategies that were used. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed and systematically analyzed the clinical features, imaging data, treatment methods, and treatment outcomes of 68 cases of mirror aneurysms (a total of 70 pairs) that were admitted to our department between November 2007 and May 2016...
January 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130502/optimal-first-coil-selection-to-avoid-aneurysmal-recanalization-in-endovascular-intracranial-aneurysmal-coiling
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Hiroaki Neki, Shinya Kohyama, Toshihiro Otsuka, Azusa Yonezawa, Shoichiro Ishihara, Fumitaka Yamane
BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal recanalization is a problem with endovascular coiling and one of its risk factors is the low volume embolization ratio (VER). The first coil VER (1st VER) is believed to be critical for obtaining a high VER. The main objective of this study was to evaluate factors potentially useful for selecting the optimal 1st VER for endovascular coiling. METHODS: 609 initial saccular aneurysmal treatments performed between January 2010 and December 2014 at our institution were included in this retrospective study...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128541/fenestrated-and-chimney-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-versus-open-surgery-for-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Vicente A Sala-Almonacil, José M Zaragozá-García, Mauricio Ramírez-Montoya, Vicente Molina-Nácher, Inmaculada Martínez-Perelló, Francisco J Gómez-Palonés
BACKGROUND: Many patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are unfit for open repair. New endovascular technologies and bailout techniques are being used for managing those complex anatomies. The purpose of this study is to compare the results obtained with advanced endovascular aneurysm repair techniques (fenestrated and chimney endografts) to those obtained with open repair for the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms not anatomically suitable for standard endovascular exclusion (infrarenal neck <10 mm, juxtarenal, suprarenal and Crawford's type IV thoracoabdominal aneurysms)...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123471/endovascular-treatment-of-irregular-and-complicated-intracranial-aneurysms-with-coils-using-double-microcatheter-technique
#18
Yang Zhang, Ge Gao, Yingjiu Chao, Yu Chen, Jian Yu, Daqun Gu, Jianjun Wei, Chaoshi Niu, Xianming Fu
Embolisation of irregular and complicated aneurysms is a great challenge for neuroradiologists. To overcome possible complications of endovascular treatment of these type of aneurysms, methods such as intracranial stents, balloon remodelling, and the double microcatheter technique have been developed. The aim of the study was to report our preliminary experience with endovascular treatment of irregular and complicated intracranial aneurysm with coils using double microcatheter technique, and evaluation of its feasibility and clinical advantages...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120071/clinical-and-neuropsychological-outcome-after-microsurgical-and-endovascular-treatment-of-ruptured-and-unruptured-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms-a-single-enter-experience
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Pietrantonio Andrea, Trungu Sokol, Raco Antonino
BACKGROUND: Anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms have a high risk of rupture. Morbidity and mortality following rupture are higher than at other sites. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical and neuropsychological outcomes of patients treated for ruptured and unruptured ACoA aneurysms: a comparison between surgical and endovascular treatment was performed. METHOD: All patients surgically or endovascularly treated for ruptured and unruptured ACoA aneurysms at our institution between January 2011 and December 2013 (n=50) were retrospectively reviewed...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119832/characteristics-of-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-risk-factors-related-to-dysphagia
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Seung Hwa Rhie, Ji Won Choi, Se Jeong Jeon, Sung Don Kang, Min Cheol Joo, Min Su Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and risk factors of dysphagia with the Videofluoroscopic Dysphagia Scale (VDS) using a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) in patients with ruptured aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). METHODS: Data of 64 patients presenting with first-ever ruptured aSAH were analyzed. Characteristics of dysphagia were evaluated using VFSS and all subjects were divided into a high (>47) and low risk group (≤47) by the VDS score...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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