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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100568/stentriever-thrombectomy-with-distal-protection-device-for-carotid-free-floating-thrombus-a-technical-case-report
#1
Suresh Giragani, Ankit Balani, Vikas Agrawal
We report the clinical details, imaging findings and management of a 45-year-old man who presented with recurrent transient ischemic attacks due to carotid free floating thrombus. Free floating thrombus of the carotid artery is a very rare condition with a high risk of distal embolic shower. The optimal treatment options are debatable and include medical management, surgical thrombectomy and endovascular thrombectomy. We describe the use of a stentriever with filter protection in the management of carotid free floating thrombus as a novel treatment option...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100345/-anti-%C3%AE-2-gp%C3%A2-antibodies-accelerate-the-formation-of-atherosclerosis-in-high-fat-diet-fed-apoe-deficient-mice
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X Y Wang, H Zhou, X J Zhu, L F Xia, C He, Q Q Cai, T Wang
Objective: To investigate the effects of anti-β(2) glycoprotein Ⅰ(β(2)GPⅠ) antibody on atherosclerosis in ApoE deficient mice. Methods: A total of 24 male ApoE deficient mice of specific pathogen free level(six to eight-week old)were divided into normal control group, high fat diet group, high fat diet with anti-β(2)GPⅠ group, high fat diet with homologous control antibody group (n=6 each group). During the feeding period, mice were weighed every 2 weeks and were intraperitoneally injected with anti-β(2)GPⅠIgG (100 μg/per) and homologous control IgG (100 μg/per) according to grouping once a week...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100004/technical-note-measurement-of-common-carotid-artery-lumen-dynamics-using-black-blood-mr-cine-imaging
#3
Erpeng Dai, Li Dong, Zhe Zhang, Lyu Li, Hui Zhang, Xihai Zhao, Jinnan Wang, Chun Yuan, Hua Guo
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of measuring the common carotid artery (CCA) lumen dynamics using a black blood cine (BB-cine) imaging method. METHODS: Motion-sensitized driven-equilibrium (MSDE) prepared spoiled gradient sequence was used for the BB-cine imaging. CCAs of eleven healthy volunteers were studied using this method. Lumen dynamics, including lumen area evolution waveforms and distension values, were measured and evaluated by comparing this method with bright blood cine (BrB-cine) imaging...
January 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099964/advancing-age-decreases-pressure-sensitive-modulation-of-calcium-signaling-in-the-endothelium-of-intact-and-pressurized-arteries
#4
Calum Wilson, Christopher D Saunter, John M Girkin, John G McCarron
Aging is the summation of many subtle changes which result in altered cardiovascular function. Impaired endothelial function underlies several of these changes and precipitates plaque development in larger arteries. The endothelium transduces chemical and mechanical signals into changes in the cytoplasmic calcium concentration to control vascular function. However, studying endothelial calcium signaling in larger arteries in a physiological configuration is challenging because of the requirement to focus through the artery wall...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095924/sonolysis-in-prevention-of-brain-infarctions-during-internal-carotid-endarterectomy-sonobirdie-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tomáš Hrbáč, David Netuka, Vladimír Beneš, Vladimír Nosáľ, Petra Kešnerová, Aleš Tomek, Táňa Fadrná, Vladimír Beneš, Jiří Fiedler, Vladimír Přibáň, Miroslav Brozman, Kateřina Langová, Roman Herzig, David Školoudík
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a beneficial procedure for selected patients with an internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. Surgical risk of CEA varies from between 2 and 15%. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of sonolysis (continual transcranial Doppler monitoring, TCD) using a 2-MHz diagnostic probe with maximal diagnostic energy on the reduction of the incidence of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) and brain infarction detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the activation of the endogenous fibrinolytic system during CEA...
January 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094067/differential-intensity-projection-for-visualisation-and-quantification-of-plaque-neovascularisation-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-images-of-carotid-arteries
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Wing Keung Cheung, Benoy N Shah, Antonio Stanziola, Dorothy M Gujral, Navtej S Chahal, David O Cosgrove, Roxy Senior, Meng-Xing Tang
Studies have reported that intraplaque neovascularisation (IPN) is closely correlated with plaque vulnerability. In this study, a new image processing approach, differential intensity projection (DIP), was developed to visualise and quantify IPN in contrast-enhanced non-linear ultrasound image sequences of carotid arteries. DIP used the difference between the local temporal maximum and the local temporal average signals to identify bubbles against tissue non-linear artefact and noise. The total absolute and relative areas occupied by bubbles within each plaque were calculated to quantify IPN...
January 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093693/a-simple-post-mortem-room-angiography-method-for-the-investigation-of-traumatic-basal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Christopher P Johnson, Mike Murphy, George A Johnson, Stephen M Wills, Jonathan E Medcalf
Identifying the site of vascular bleeding in fatal cases of traumatic basal subarachnoid hemorrhage (TBSAH) is important, but can be very difficult to achieve when there is extensive blood clot in the posterior cranial fossa. Post mortem angiography in these circumstances has been reported previously but with mixed results, and is rarely used in current practice within the United Kingdom. We have developed a simple and effective post mortem angiography method, using fluoroscopy and clear modern contrast medium, suitable for use in the autopsy room...
January 17, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088288/a-novel-mouse-model-of-staphylococcus-aureus-vascular-graft-infection-noninvasive-imaging-of-biofilm-development-in%C3%A2-vivo
#8
Hélène Van de Vyver, Philipp R Bovenkamp, Verena Hoerr, Katrin Schwegmann, Lorena Tuchscherr, Silke Niemann, Laura Kursawe, Christina Grosse, Annette Moter, Uwe Hansen, Ute Neugebauer, Michael T Kuhlmann, Georg Peters, Sven Hermann, Bettina Löffler
Staphylococcus aureus causes very serious infections of vascular grafts. Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of this disease is largely lacking because of the absence of representable models. Therefore, the aim of this study was to set up a mouse model of vascular graft infections that closely mimics the human situation. A catheter was inserted into the right carotid artery of mice, which acted as a vascular graft. Mice were infected i.v. using 8 different S. aureus strains, and development of the infection was followed up...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078914/appropriate-patient-selection-for-carotid-revascularization-procedures-is-urgently-needed
#9
Kosmas I Paraskevas, Frank J Veith, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Christos D Liapis
The identification/selection of appropriate patient subgroups with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and the performance of prophylactic carotid endarterectomy (CEA)/carotid artery stenting (CAS) exclusively on these asymptomatic patient subgroups is currently one of the "hottest" topics in vascular surgery. It is now clear that offering CEA/CAS to asymptomatic carotid patients based only on the degree of carotid stenosis is unjustified and scientifically flawed. On the other hand, offering only best medical therapy to every asymptomatic patient, irrespective of certain high-risk criteria (such as the detection of microemboli by transcranial Doppler, intraplaque hemorrhage, silent embolic infarcts on brain computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging, elevated biomarkers, family history), is equally wrong...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078510/relationship-between-framingham-risk-score-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-carotid-plaques-an-in-vivo-study-using-multi-contrast-mri
#10
Feiyu Li, Xiaoying Wang
The assessment and management of early-stage atherosclerosis are important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this study, we used multi-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the carotid plaque feature in asymptomatic, at-risk subjects; we also evaluated the correlation between MRI findings and Framingham risk score (FRS). One hundred sixty-six asymptomatic individuals with risk factors for CVD underwent multi-contrast MRI. After the arterial morphology and plaque components were outlined, the differences in carotid plaque burden among the various risk categories were analyzed...
January 4, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077713/reversible-disruption-of-neuronal-mitochondria-by-ischemic-and-traumatic-injury-revealed-by-quantitative-two-photon-imaging-in-the-neocortex-of-anesthetized-mice
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Mikhail Kislin, Jeremy Sword, Ioulia V Fomitcheva, Deborah Croom, Evgeny Pryazhnikov, Eero Lihavainen, Dmytro Toptunov, Heikki Rauvala, Andre S Ribeiro, Leonard Khiroug, Sergei A Kirov
: Mitochondria play a variety of functional roles in cortical neurons, from metabolic support and neuroprotection to the release of cytokines that trigger apoptosis. In dendrites, mitochondrial structure is closely linked to their function, and fragmentation (fission) of the normally elongated mitochondria indicates loss of their function under pathological conditions, such as stroke and brain trauma. Using in vivo two-photon microscopy in mouse brain, we quantified mitochondrial fragmentation in a full spectrum of cortical injuries, ranging from severe to mild...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073667/enlargement-of-aortic-arch-vessels-after-surgical-repair-of-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Takashi Yamauchi, Suguru Kubota, Toshihiro Ohata, Kosei Hasegawa, Hideki Ueda
BACKGROUND: Information on the growth rate of the diameter of the residual dissected supra-aortic trunk after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection is limited. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 95 consecutive postsurgical patients with type A aortic dissection (acute, 91; chronic, 4) between 2005 and 2016 who were followed up with computed tomography. The diameter of the residual dissected supra-aortic trunk was measured by axial images and multiplanar reformatting, and the growth rate was calculated...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071288/vulnerable-carotid-plaque-imaging-and-histopathology-without-a-dedicated-mri-receiver-coil
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Laura A Fitzpatrick, Nadav Berkovitz, Marlise P Dos Santos, Nevin Majeed, Rafael Glikstein, Santanu Chakraborty, John P Veinot, Grant Stotts, Alain Berthiaume, Robert Chatelain
Stroke is associated with vulnerable carotid artery plaques showing specific histopathologic features, namely a lipid-rich necrotic core, intraplaque hemorrhage, ulceration, and thin fibrous cap. While ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) can identify carotid plaques and determine the extent of stenosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides further information regarding plaque composition and morphology. In this feasibility study, three patients with symptomatic, moderately stenosed plaques were imaged with CT angiography (CTA) and MRI (3T and 1...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065612/vertebral-tortuosity-index-in-patients-with-non-connective-tissue-disorder-related-aneurysm-disease
#14
F Virgilio, B Maurel, M Davis, G Hamilton, T M Mastracci
OBJECTIVE: The vertebral tortuosity index (VTI) predicts increased risk of acute aortic events in patients with known genetic aortopathies. This study describes the VTI in a cohort of patients with non-connective tissue disorder-related large aneurysms. METHODS: Hospital imaging records from July 2012 to March 2016 were interrogated to identify patients with aneurysmal disease who had undergone computed tomographic angiography that included imaging of vertebral arteries...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060941/computed-tomographic-distinction-of-intimal-and-medial-calcification-in-the-intracranial-internal-carotid-artery
#15
Remko Kockelkoren, Annelotte Vos, Wim Van Hecke, Aryan Vink, Ronald L A W Bleys, Daphne Verdoorn, Willem P Th M Mali, Jeroen Hendrikse, Huiberdina L Koek, Pim A de Jong, Jill B De Vis
BACKGROUND: Intracranial internal carotid artery (iICA) calcification is associated with stroke and is often seen as a proxy of atherosclerosis of the intima. However, it was recently shown that these calcifications are predominantly located in the tunica media and internal elastic lamina (medial calcification). Intimal and medial calcifications are thought to have a different pathogenesis and clinical consequences and can only be distinguished through ex vivo histological analysis. Therefore, our aim was to develop CT scoring method to distinguish intimal and medial iICA calcification in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059705/emergent-endovascular-management-of-long-segment-and-flow-limiting-carotid-artery-dissections-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-intervention-with-multiple-tandem-stents
#16
S A Ansari, A L Kühn, A R Honarmand, M Khan, M C Hurley, M B Potts, B S Jahromi, A Shaibani, M J Gounis, A K Wakhloo, A S Puri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although most cervical dissections are managed medically, emergent endovascular treatment may become necessary in the presence of intracranial large-vessel occlusions, flow-limiting and long-segment dissections with impending occlusion, and/or hypoperfusion-related ischemia at risk of infarction. We investigated the role of emergent endovascular stenting of long-segment carotid dissections in the acute ischemic stroke setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied long-segment carotid dissections requiring stent reconstruction with multiple tandem stents (≥3 stents) and presenting with acute (<12 hours) ischemic stroke symptoms (NIHSS score, ≥4)...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058581/the-role-of-autophagy-in-the-correlation-between-neuron-damage-and-cognitive-impairment-in-rat-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#17
Wenying Zou, Yufei Song, Yumei Li, Yu Du, Xiaojie Zhang, Jiangliang Fu
Pathological changes and cognitive impairment caused by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) have been previously reported. However, how these changes progress remains unclear. Additionally, there are few studies regarding the mechanism underlying the involvement of autophagy in these processes. Two-step bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) was performed to replicate CCH in Sprague Dawley rats. The animals were divided into seven groups, including a sham group and 2-, 4-, 8-, 12-, 16-, and 20-week BCCAO groups (n = 7 per group)...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057413/upper-extremity-blood-pressure-difference-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-revascularisation
#18
A Huibers, J Hendrikse, M M Brown, S A Pegge, M Arnold, F L Moll, L J Kapelle, G J de Borst
INTRODUCTION: Blood pressure (BP) regulation is important in patients with carotid artery atherosclerotic disease. Concomitant subclavian artery stenosis (SAS) might lead to an underestimation of the true systemic BP in the monitoring of these patients. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of the inter-arm BP difference in patients undergoing carotid intervention and its association with ipsilateral significant subclavian stenosis and clinical outcome. METHODS: Bilateral BP measurements and vascular imaging (CTA and MRA) of both subclavian arteries and the innominate artery were assessed in 182 symptomatic patients with carotid artery stenosis undergoing revascularisation in the International Carotid Stenting Study (ICSS)...
January 2, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057387/principal-strain-vascular-elastography-simulation-and-preliminary-clinical-evaluation
#19
Rohit Nayak, Steven Huntzicker, Jacques Ohayon, Nancy Carson, Vikram Dogra, Giovanni Schifitto, Marvin M Doyley
It is difficult to produce reliable polar strain elastograms (radial and circumferential) because the center of the carotid artery is typically unknown. Principal strain imaging can overcome this limitation, but suboptimal lateral displacement estimates make this an impractical approach for visualizing mechanical properties within the carotid artery. We hypothesized that compounded plane wave imaging can minimize this problem. To test this hypothesis, we performed (i) simulations with vessels of varying morphology and mechanical behavior (i...
January 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050639/cerebral-bone-subtraction-ct-angiography-using-80%C3%A2-kvp-and-sinogram-affirmed-iterative-reconstruction-contrast-medium-and-radiation-dose-reduction-with-improvement-of-image-quality
#20
Yasunori Nagayama, Takeshi Nakaura, Akinori Tsuji, Joji Urata, Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Hideaki Yuki, Kenichiro Hirarta, Seitaro Oda, Masafumi Kidoh, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yasuyuki Yamashita
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a contrast medium (CM), radiation dose reduction protocol for cerebral bone-subtraction CT angiography (BSCTA) using 80-kVp and sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE). METHODS: Seventy-five patients who had undergone BSCTA under the 120- (n = 37) or the 80-kVp protocol (n = 38) were included. CM was 370 mgI/kg for the 120-kVp and 296 mgI/kg for the 80-kVp protocol; the 120- and the 80-kVp images were reconstructed with filtered back-projection (FBP) and SAFIRE, respectively...
January 3, 2017: Neuroradiology
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