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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431865/statin-use-and-other-factors-associated-with-mortality-after-major-lower-extremity-amputation
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Charles DeCarlo, Larry Scher, Saadat Shariff, John Phair, Evan Lipsitz, Karan Garg
OBJECTIVE: Above-knee amputations (AKAs) and below-knee amputations (BKAs) are associated with high postoperative mortality rates. In this study, we examined factors associated with 30-day, 90-day, and 1-year mortality in patients who underwent a major lower extremity amputation. METHODS: We queried a prospectively collected institutional database for all patients who underwent AKA or BKA with primary or secondary closure, during a 5-year period, between November 2009 and November 2014...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430311/effect-of-hemodialysis-access-blood-flow-on-cardiac-events-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-an-internal-thoracic-artery
#2
Leonid Feldman, Ilia Beberashvili, Ahmad Abu Tair, Shai Efrati, Oleg Gorelik, Walter G Wasser, Eitan Heldenberg, Igor Rabin
BACKGROUND: The possibility of coronary steal through an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in hemodialysis (HD) patients with coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs) using an ipsilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) has been suggested. In order to define the significance of such a possibility, we analyzed cardiac events and mortality risk in patients in relation to AVF flow. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on prevalent HD patients from a single center...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430307/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-coronary-steal-after-ipsilateral-avf-in-patients-with-a-coronary-artery-bypass-graft
#3
Sanghyun Ahn, Ahram Han, Song-Yi Kim, Chanjoong Choi, Sang-Il Min, Jongwon Ha, Ho Young Hwang, Ki-Bong Kim, Seung-Kee Min
OBJECTIVE: Ipsilateral arteriovenous fistula (AVF) may cause symptoms of coronary steal in patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) using internal thoracic artery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adverse effects of ipsilateral AVF to CABG, including the incidence of coronary steal, and to analyze the risk factors for coronary steal. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2013, a total of 25 patients undergoing hemodialysis via upper extremity AVF, ipsilateral to the preexisting CABG, were reviewed retrospectively...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419905/spontaneous-perforation-of-common-bile-duct-in-a-young-female-an-intra-operative-surprise
#4
Sudhir Kumar Mohanty, Tanmaya Mahapatra, Bharat Kumar Behera, Bidyapati Acharya, Supreet Kumar, Jyoti Ranjan Dash, Dibyasingh Meher, Malaya Ranjan Sarangi, Shiva Prasad Sahoo
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous CBD perforation is one of the rare causes of acute abdomen in infants and extremely rare in adults. It is rarely suspected and correctly diagnosed preoperatively. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 17year old female presented to Emergency Department with sudden onset of pain and distention of abdomen, associated with vomiting and non-passage of flatus and stool for 3days and features of generalized peritonitis. On exploration, a perforation of size 0...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419590/cracking-the-neural-code-treating-paralysis-and-the-future-of-bioelectronic-medicine
#5
C Bouton
The human nervous system is a vast network carrying not only sensory and movement information, but also information to and from our organs, intimately linking it to our overall health. Scientists and engineers have been working for decades to tap into this network and 'crack the neural code' by decoding neural signals and learning how to 'speak' the language of the nervous system. Progress has been made in developing neural decoding methods to decipher brain activity and bioelectronic technologies to treat rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis, epilepsy and for diagnosing brain-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416323/review-of-coronary-subclavian-steal-syndrome
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Bennett Cua, Natasha Mamdani, David Halpin, Sunny Jhamnani, Sasanka Jayasuriya, Carlos Mena-Hurtado
The clinical benefits of using the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to bypass the left anterior descending artery are well established making it the most frequently used conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Coronary subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) occurs during left arm exertion when (1) the LIMA is used during bypass surgery and (2) there is a high grade (≥75%) left subclavian artery stenosis or occlusion proximal to the ostia of the LIMA resulting in "stealing" of the myocardial blood supply via retrograde flow up the LIMA graft to maintain left upper extremity perfusion...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414666/just-a-puff-of-smoke
#7
A Leonard
CASE: A 44 year old woman with a history of stroke s/p aneurysm clipping, seizure, and substance abuse was brought to the hospital after a family member received a call from her friend saying she was acting unusual and may have had a seizure while hanging out on the street. At her baseline, she needed modest assistance in daily activities after her CVA and conversed without issue. Her mother died of a stroke. On exam the patient was afebrile, normotensive with mild tachycardia to 110...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411701/lack-of-symmetry-in-the-major-lower-limb-veins
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Anirudh Chandrashekar, Antonios Gasparis, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: Contemporary texts frequently present the venous system of the lower limb as a prime example of bilateral symmetry. However, overt bilateral asymmetry may be noted. This study was designed to examine and to quantify the level of symmetry in the lower extremity veins. METHODS: This prospective cohort study evaluated major anatomic differences between right and left lower extremity veins in adult patients. Two hundred patients presenting with signs and symptoms of chronic venous disease (CVD; class 2-6) and venous reflux on duplex ultrasound were examined...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403869/debulking-surgery-for-venous-hemangioma-arising-from-the-epicardium-report-of-a-case
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Daichi Shikata, Takahiro Nakagomi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Yukiko Yamada, Masato Nakajima, Toshio Oyama, Taichiro Goto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac hemangiomas are rare benign vascular tumors that can occur in any cardiac layer: endocardium, myocardium, or epicardium. Histologically, cardiac hemangiomas may be classified as capillary, cavernous, or arteriovenous; venous hemangiomas are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old man reported experiencing precordial discomfort. Computed tomography revealed a massive tumor adjacent to the right ventricle. The right coronary artery was found to be located at the center of the tumor...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395436/-surgical-treatment-of-aortic-dissection-with-lower-extremity-ischemia
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J R Xue, B Li, Y M Liu, T Bai, X D Pan, N N Liu, Z Qu, L Z Sun
Objective: To explore the clinical outcome of the surgical treatment for aortic dissection with lower extremity ischemia. Methods: Between March 2009 and April 2013, 14 patients with type A aortic dissection and lower extremity ischemia underwent Sun's procedure in Beijing Anzhen Hospital. Ascending aorta-iliac artery bypass, ascending aorta-femoral artery bypass, femoral-femoral artery bypass and axillary -femoral artery bypass were performed on some severe patients at the same time. Results: Two death occurred, and the others were improved or recovered from symptoms...
April 11, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390912/endovascular-re-intervention-for-failing-infrainguinal-bypass-grafts
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Kimihiro Igari, Toshifumi Kudo, Takahiro Toyofuku, Yoshinori Inoue
OBJECTIVE: Patients with lower extremity bypass grafts that develop stenosis commonly undergo endovascular treatment (EVT) procedures. This study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of EVT procedures for infrainguinal grafts with bypass at risk (BAR). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 24 grafts in 22 patients from July 2010 to June 2016. The demographic information of the patients and the characteristics of lesions were examined, and the outcomes with regard to the patency and survival rates were calculated...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390911/critical-limb-ischemia-secondary-to-antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report-and-review
#12
Andrew J Soo Hoo, Joseph M White, Paul W White
A pediatric patient with critical limb ischemia secondary to antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is reported. A 14-year-old male underwent extensive evaluation for worsening right lower extremity pain and ulcerative lesions of his right foot. He was discovered to have proximal occlusion of the superficial femoral artery (SFA), the distal popliteal artery, the anterior tibial artery at the mid-calf, and the posterior tibial artery at the ankle. Laboratory analysis revealed a diagnosis of APS, and he underwent a common femoral artery to above-knee-popliteal artery bypass with reversed greater saphenous graft...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390771/contemporary-outcomes-of-surgical-revascularization-of-the-lower-extremity-in-patients-on-dialysis
#13
Ajit Rao, Melissa Baldwin, James Cornwall, Michael Marin, Peter Faries, Ageliki Vouyouka
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease is a common comorbidity found in up to 38% of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). With an increase in the survival rate of patients with ESRD by >25%, there is a lack of contemporary data on the safety of open surgical revascularization of the lower extremity (OSRLE) in this population of patients. We sought to identify the perioperative morbidity and mortality and independent risk factors of mortality in dialysis patients undergoing OSRLE...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390768/creation-of-spliced-vein-conduit-using-microvascular-anastomotic-coupler
#14
Yana Etkin, Suhail K Kanchwala, David W Low, Paul J Foley, Oksana A Jackson, Benjamin M Jackson
The single-segment great saphenous vein continues to be a conduit of choice for lower extremity arterial bypass. In patients without an adequate continuous segment of great saphenous vein, a spliced vein graft may be used as an alternative. Creating a spliced vein conduit can be technically challenging and time consuming. We present a technique of creating a spliced vein conduit by using a microvascular anastomotic coupler.
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389290/symptomatic-intragraft-thrombus-following-endovascular-repair-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
#15
Sherwin Abdoli, Sung Wan Ham, Alison G Wilcox, Fernando Fleischman, Lydia Lam
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) can be complicated by graft collapse, endoleaks, and stent migration. The incidence of these complications and other outcomes is poorly understood in young trauma victims who receive endovascular aortic repair of blunt thoracic aortic injury. REPORT: A 29 year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle resulting in polytrauma including blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) with transection distal to the left subclavian artery origin...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380006/rapid-tissue-regeneration-induced-by-intracellular-atp-delivery-a-preliminary-mechanistic-study
#16
Harshini Sarojini, Adrian T Billeter, Sarah Eichenberger, Devin Druen, Rebecca Barnett, Sarah A Gardner, Norman J Galbraith, Hiram C Polk, Sufan Chien
We have reported a new phenomenon in acute wound healing following the use of intracellular ATP delivery-extremely rapid tissue regeneration, which starts less than 24 h after surgery, and is accompanied by massive macrophage trafficking, in situ proliferation, and direct collagen production. This unusual process bypasses the formation of the traditional provisional extracellular matrix and significantly shortens the wound healing process. Although macrophages/monocytes are known to play a critical role in the initiation and progression of wound healing, their in situ proliferation and direct collagen production in wound healing have never been reported previously...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369285/excision-of-epicardial-cyst-originating-from-the-left-ventricle-using-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-without-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#17
Yong Hwan Kim, Jae Jun Kim, Si Young Choi, Seong Cheol Jeong
Pericardial cysts are occasionally encountered and successfully excised using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). However, cardiac cysts originating from the epicardium are extremely rare. Herein, we report an epicardial cyst that was completely excised using VATS. The epicardial cyst had a feeding vessel from the left ventricle and was considered to originate from the left ventricle. To the best of our knowledge, this case is the first to report excision of an epicardial cyst using VATS.
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344425/surgical-treatment-of-an-invasive-thymoma-with-intracaval-and-intracardiac-extension
#18
Kun-Eng Lim, Ta-Chung Shen
A 53-year-old male with an invasive thymoma extending to the superior vena and right atrium, presenting as superior vena cava syndrome is herein reported. However invasive thymoma with this growth pattern is extremely rare. In this case, the tumor was successfully resected via median sternotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass. After 17 months of follow-up, the patient was still free from any signs and symptoms indicative of superior vena cava syndrome, but recurrent tumor in the right pleura was observed on the follow-up chest computed tomography...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335141/will-thrombosed-lower-extremities-bypasses-treated-with-intra-arterial-in-situ-fibrinolysis-keep-a-good-secondary-patency
#19
Tchala Kassegne, Myriam Ammi, Francine Thouveny, Mickaël Daligault, Xavier Papon, Bernard Enon, Jean Picquet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328588/extreme-plasma-dilution-decreases-heparin-and-protamine-cardiopulmonary-bypass-requirements-a-case-report-on-a-jehovah-s-witness-patient
#20
Emilie Chang, Jason W Gatling, Scott Bode, Paul C Herrmann, Brian S Bull, Richard L Applegate
The primary focus of cardiopulmonary bypass management in Jehovah's Witness patients is the need to conserve blood. A consequence of these strategies inevitably results in hemodilution that is frequently extreme enough to dilute clotting factors and potentially impair coagulation. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate that a hemodiluted patient requires less heparin to sustain anticoagulation and less protamine to reverse heparin at cardiopulmonary bypass termination. Patient harm may ensue unless the effects of extreme hemodilution are recognized...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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