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Jianming Guo, Lianrui Guo, Shijun Cui, Zhu Tong, Alan Dardik, Yongquan Gu
BACKGROUND: For patients with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), revascularization with bypass or angioplasty is frequently not feasible due to the poor outflow of the distal small vessels. We evaluated the long-term results of our experience treating patients with TAO with autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (ABMMNCs) to determine the safety and efficacy of ABMMNC therapy in patients with critical limb ischemia due to TAO. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review from a single university hospital vascular surgery center between January 2005 and July 2006...
February 22, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Omar Mutlak, Mohammed Aslam, Nigel Standfield
BACKGROUND: Venous Leg Ulcer (VLU) affects millions of people, and yet there have been no major advances in its treatment for many decades. Is it the time to change our approach, and try a multidisciplinary one that could bring about a change. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether a regular, home-based exercise could be influential in healing the VLU. METHODS: 80 subjects (mean age: 65.13 years) were recruited for 12 weeks. The participants were randomised into a control group (n=20), a compression therapy group (n=20), an exercise group (n=20) and a compression and exercise group (n=20)...
January 25, 2018: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
David Kovacs, Beata Csiszar, Katalin Biro, Katalin Koltai, Dora Endrei, Istvan Juricskay, Barbara Sandor, Dora Praksch, Kalman Toth, Gabor Kesmarky
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We assumed that hand-held Doppler ultrasound (DUS) at rest was insufficient to assess the severity of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Toe pressure and transcutaneous tissue oxygen pressure were studied to prove whether these could identify more patients with severe lower limb ischemia; exercise was applied to provoke ischemia. METHODS: 120 patients with PAD and 30 volunteers without PAD were recruited. DUS, transcutaneous tissue oxygen pressure (tcpO2) and toe pressure measurements were performed at rest and after exercise...
January 16, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Pierre Abraham, Christophe Colas-Ribas, Isabelle Signolet, Myriam Ammi, Mathieu Feuilloy, Jean Picquet, Samir Henni
BACKGROUND: Exercise transcutaneous oximetry (Ex-tcPO2) is used to argue for the vascular origin of lower limb pain, especially at the proximal level, where the diagnosis of peripheral artery disease can be difficult. This study analyzed the principal indications, mean results, and limitations of Ex-tcPO2, as well as the relationship between the annual number of Ex-tcPO2 tests and internal iliac artery (IIA) revascularizations.Methods and Results:Data from our first 15 years' experience (3,631 patients, 5,080 tests) with Ex-tcPO2 were analyzed retrospectively using the minimal value of the decrease from rest of oxygen pressure (DROPmin)...
January 18, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
S Henni, Y W Semporé, T Le Meliner, N Ouedraogo, J-F Hamel, P Abraham
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (tcpO2) reliability is blunted by an unpredictable transcutaneous gradient through the skin. We hypothesized that the "Decrease from Rest of Oxygen pressure (DROP: subtraction of limb-changes from chest-changes from the respective starting values) would show a good to excellent reliability during Exercise -tcpO2 investigations. METHODS: In three different experiments we tested: The intra-test variability at the peripheral level (Experiment A: 32 patients, 16 at each location), at the chest level (Experiment B: 45 patients) and the test-retest reproducibility within 3 months (Experiment C: 67 patients)...
January 8, 2018: Microvascular Research
Samir Henni, Guillaume Mahe, Christophe Lamotte, Remi Laurent, Alessandra Bura Riviere, Marion Aubourg, Gabrielle Sarlon, Damien Laneelle, Anne Long, Isabelle Signolet, Jean Picquet, Mathieu Feuilloy, Pierre Abraham
INTRODUCTION: In lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD), transcutaneous oximetry at exercise (Ex-TcpO2) has been largely validated in research practice, but evidence of routine practice in various vascular laboratories is missing. We hypothesized that Ex-TcPO2 would change the diagnosis hypotheses, investigations and treatments for patients referred for exertional limb pain. MATERIAL & METHODS: A multicenter prospective trial was conducted in nine different referral centers...
January 3, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Sotaro Katsui, Yoshinori Inoue, Yohei Yamamoto, Kimihiro Igari, Toshifumi Kudo, Hiroyuki Uetake
BACKGROUND: We previously reported the utility of the perfusion value (PV) fluctuation slope for detecting severe ischemia in the lower limb. Our approach was based on a thermal load test mimicking the well-known physiological reaction termed "cold-induced vasodilation," which is known to occur as a 3-phase phenomenon. The slope parameter quantifies the decrease in PVs accompanying the relative cooling (third phase) following the transient increase in blood flow (second phase) induced by the applied thermal load...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ye-Na Lee, Jong Seok Lee, Seung-Kyu Han, Hye-Kyung Jung
PURPOSE: Our group has reported that negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) decreases tissue oxygenation by 84% in the foot of diabetic patients because the pad of the connecting drainage tube and foam sponge of the NPWT system compress the wound bed. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an NPWT modified dressing application reduces tissue oxygenation in the feet of persons with diabetes mellitus. DESIGN: A prospective, clinical, observational study...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Wolfram C Poller, Axel Berger, Henryk Dreger, Stanislao Morgera, Kathrin Enke-Melzer
OBJECTIVE: Elevated plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], referred to as lipoprotein(a)-hyperlipoproteinemia [Lp(a)-HLP], are an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) enables an effective reduction of Lp(a) plasma levels. The present study investigates the effects of LA in patients with Lp(a)-HLP and peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: Ten patients with isolated Lp(a)-HLP and severe PAD and who had recently undergone a revascularization (index procedure) were prospectively included in this observational single center study...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
Seoyoung Kim, Junhyung Kim, Jaehoon Choi, Woonhyeok Jeong, Sunyoung Kwon
BACKGROUND: Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) is known to have anti-inflammatory and angiogenic effects and to accelerate wound healing. The aim of this study was to investigate whether PDRN could improve peripheral tissue oxygenation and angiogenesis in diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. Twenty patients with a non-healing diabetic foot ulcer were randomly distributed into a control group (n=10) and a PDRN group (n=10)...
November 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Guillaume Tisserand, Nora Zenati, Christophe Seinturier, Sophie Blaise, Gilles Pernod
Heel pressure ulcer is a major complication in elderly hospitalized patients. The association with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which is also a frequent disease in this population is poorly known. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of PAD and critical limb ischemia (CLI) in patients with heel pressure ulcer. Patients referred to the vascular medicine department for heel pressure ulcer from October 2014 to June 2015 were included in the study. The assessment of peripheral arterial disease was made with the results of ankle brachial index and/or doppler ultra sound of lower limb arteries...
September 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
Jakub Rafl, Filip Kulhanek, Petr Kudrna, Vaclav Ort, Karel Roubik
Noninvasive techniques are routinely used for assessment of tissue effects of lung ventilation. However, comprehensive studies of the response time of the methods are scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the response time of noninvasive methods for monitoring of gas exchange to sudden changes in the composition of the inspired gas. A prospective experimental study with 16 healthy volunteers was conducted. A ventilation circuit was designed that enabled a fast change in the composition of the inspiratory gas mixture while allowing spontaneous breathing...
August 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Florent Besnier, Jean-Michel Sénard, Vincent Grémeaux, Mélanie Riédel, Damien Garrigues, Thibaut Guiraud, Marc Labrunée
BACKGROUND: In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), walking improvements are often limited by early pain onset due to vascular claudication. It would thus appear interesting to develop noninvasive therapeutic strategies, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), to improve the participation of PAD patients in rehabilitation programmes, and thus improve their quality of life. Our team recently tested the efficacy of a single 45-min session of 10-Hz TENS prior to walking...
August 10, 2017: Trials
G Lista, I Bresesti, F Cavigioli, F Castoldi, E Lupo, A LoMauro, A Aliverti
Newborns affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) need cardio-respiratory stabilization before undergoing surgical repair. Open lung strategy is a well-established approach to optimize lung volume in preterm infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), using both High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) and Conventional Mechanical Ventilation (CMV). We report a case of left CDH with severe lung hypoplasia, managed applying open lung strategy in HFOV (pre-surgery period) and in Assist-Control with Volume Guarantee (post-surgery period), guided by SpO2 changes, TcPO2 and TcPCO2 monitoring...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Omar Mutlak, Mohammed Aslam, Nigel J Standfield
INTRODUCTION: A venous leg ulcer (VLU) has a major impact on the quality of life and functional ability of individuals, but no single treatment is yet effective. This study investigates the changes induced by dorsiflexion exercise on skin perfusion in VLU patients to achieve a better understanding of venous ulcer pathophysiology. METHODS: Seventy-eight venous leg ulcer patients were randomised into four groups. The non-exercise groups included a control group (n = 18) and a compression therapy group (n = 20) and the exercise groups included an exercise-only group (n = 20) and a compression and exercise group (n = 20)...
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
Edoardo Raposio, Nicolò Bertozzi, Rebecca Moretti, Eugenio Grignaffini, Michele P Grieco
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) and transcutaneous oximetry (TcpO2) are established methods for investigating cutaneous perfusion. To date, no study previously performed has compared data obtained from these 2 methodologies in cases of chronic cutaneous ulcers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Laser Doppler Flowmetry and TcpO2 were performed in 25 consecutive outpatients with chronic lower limb ulcers (group A, experimental; 9 women and 16 men; mean age 67 years [range, 52-81 years]) and 25 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects (group B, control) enrolled for the study...
April 27, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Jeong Chan Ra, Euicheol C Jeong, Sung Keun Kang, Seog Ju Lee, Kyoung Ho Choi
Buerger's disease is a rare and severe disease affecting the blood vessels of the limbs. Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) have the potential to cure Buerger's disease when developed as a stem cell drug. In the present study, we conducted a prospective, nonrandomized, no placebo-controlled, phase I/II clinical trial with a 2-year follow-up questionnaire survey. A total of 17 patients were intramuscularly administered autologous ADSCs at a dose of 5 million cells/kg. The incidence of adverse events (AEs), adverse drug reaction (ADR), and serious adverse events (SAEs) was monitored...
2017: Cell Medicine
Steven Kum, Yih Kai Tan, Michiel A Schreve, Roberto Ferraresi, Ramon L Varcoe, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert, Jihad A Mustapha, Darryl M Lim, Derek Ho, Tjun Y Tang, Vlad-Adrian Alexandrescu, Pramook Mutirangura
PURPOSE: To report the initial clinical experience with percutaneous deep vein arterialization (PDVA) to treat critical limb ischemia (CLI) via the creation of an arteriovenous fistula. METHODS: Seven patients (median age 85 years; 5 women) with CLI and no traditional endovascular or surgical revascularization options (no-option CLI) were recruited in a pilot study to determine the safety of PDVA. All patients were diabetic; 4 had Rutherford category 6 ischemia...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Luis M Palena, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Efren Gòmez Jabalera, Olga Peypoch Perez, Enrico Sultato, Cesare Brigato, Enrico Brocco, Marco Manzi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the 1-year outcomes of recurring infrapopliteal disease after endovascular revascularization with the Lutonix drug-coated balloons (LDCB) in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), and to benchmark our findings with previously published objective performance goals (OPG) addressing safety and efficacy of new catheter-based therapies for CLI. METHODS: The present study was a retrospective, single-center, and single-arm trial of symptomatic diabetic patients with CLI, who underwent LDCB-angioplasty for recurring infrapopliteal disease...
June 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Bernard Pignon, Marie-Antoinette Sevestre, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Gilles Pernod, Dominique Stephan, Joseph Emmerich, Claude Clement, Gabrielle Sarlon, Carine Boulon, Claire Tournois, Philippe Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy is a therapeutic option for patients presenting with nonrevascularizable critical limb ischemia (CLI). However there is a lack of firm evidence on its efficacy because of the paucity of randomized controlled trials.Methods and Results:The BALI trial was a multicenter, randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial that included 38 patients. For all of them, 500 mL of bone marrow were collected for preparation of a BM-MNC product that was implanted in patients assigned to active treatment...
June 10, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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