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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211187/deletion-of-junctional-adhesion-molecule-a-from-platelets-increases-early-stage-neointima-formation-after-wire-injury-in-hyperlipidemic-mice
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Zhen Zhao, Tanja Vajen, Ela Karshovska, Annemiek Dickhout, Martin M Schmitt, Remco T A Megens, Philipp von Hundelshausen, Thomas A Koeppel, Tilman M Hackeng, Christian Weber, Rory R Koenen
Platelets play an important role in the pathogenesis of vascular remodelling after injury. Junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A) was recently described to regulate platelet activation. Specific deletion of JAM-A from platelets resulted in increased reactivity and in accelerated progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the specific contribution of platelet-derived JAM-A to neointima formation after vascular injury. Mice with or without platelet-specific (tr)JAM-A-deficiency in an apolipoprotein e (apoe(-/-) ) background underwent wire-induced injury of the common carotid artery...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210619/a-useful-tool-as-a-medical-checkup-in-a-general-population-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis
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Mika Enomoto, Hisashi Adachi, Ako Fukami, Eita Kumagai, Sachiko Nakamura, Yume Nohara, Shoko Kono, Erika Nakao, Nagisa Morikawa, Tomoko Tsuru, Akiko Sakaue, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Accumulation of visceral fat leads to metabolic syndrome and increases risks of cerebro-cardiovascular diseases, which should be recognized and improved at the early stage in general population. Accurate measurement of visceral fat area (VFA) is commonly performed by the abdominal cross-sectional image measured by computed tomography scan, which is, however, limited due to the radiation exposure. The bioelectrical impedance analysis (OMRON, HDS-2000 DUALSCAN(R)) has been recently developed to measure VFA, which is more easily accessible modality...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210489/arterial-ventricular-coupling-and-parameters-of-vascular-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients-role-of-gender
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Luca Faconti, Rosa Maria Bruno, Simona Buralli, Marta Barzacchi, Elisa Dal Canto, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Stefano Taddei
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive estimation of arterial-ventricular coupling has been extensively used for the evaluation of cardiovascular performance, however, a relative small amount of data is available regarding arterial-ventricular coupling and its components in hypertension. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between left ventricular elastance, arterial elastance, parameters of vascular stiffness and the influence of gender in a population of hypertensive individuals...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209646/rete-mirabile-associated-with-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-imaging-features-with-literature-review
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Prabath Kumar Mondel, Rashmi Saraf, Uday S Limaye
A rete mirabile is a vascular network of intercommunicating small arteries or arterioles that replace the definitive adult artery supplying the brain. It supplies the brain in lower mammals but is not seen in normal human embryological development. A 26-year-old man presented with worsening tinnitus that was interfering with his sleep. On CT and digital subtraction angiography he was found to have a temporal lobe pial arteriovenous fistula with bilateral carotid and vertebral rete mirabile. The patient was offered open surgical and endovascular treatment options for pial arteriovenous fistula but he refused both and opted for conservative medical management...
February 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209576/differences-in-hemodynamics-and-rupture-rate-of-aneurysms-at-the-bifurcation-of-the-basilar-and-internal-carotid-arteries
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R Doddasomayajula, B Chung, F Hamzei-Sichani, C M Putman, J R Cebral
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral aneurysms in the posterior circulation are known to have a higher rupture risk than those in the anterior circulation. We sought to test the hypothesis that differences in hemodynamics can explain the difference in rupture rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 117 aneurysms, 63 at the tip of the basilar artery (27 ruptured, 36 unruptured, rupture rate = 43%) and 54 at the bifurcation of the internal carotid artery (11 ruptured, 43 unruptured, rupture rate = 20%) were analyzed with image-based computational fluid dynamics...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198536/prevalence-of-risk-factors-and-asymptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-patients-screened-for-silent-myocardial-ischemia-by-spect-myocardial-imaging
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Irena Peovska Mitevska, Natalija Baneva, Marijan Bosevski, Elizabeta Srbinovska Kostovska
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether there is any association between myocardial ischemia, common risk factors and carotid artery ultrasound parameters in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic (DMT2) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 asymptomatic DMT2 patients (pts) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent one day rest Dypiridamole stress Tc-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS)...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198527/coexistence-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-and-common-origin-of-carotid-arteries
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Paweł Tyczyński, Ilona Michałowska, Aneta Fronczak, Rafał Wolny, Hubert Łazarczyk, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and right aberrant subclavian artery (ASA) separately is relatively common in general population, and much higher in some disorders. Surprisingly, coexistence of both valve and vessel anomalies has only been reported in single cases. METHODS: From 2008 to 2016, in a single, high-volume tertiary cardiac center, patients who underwent chest computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for various reasons, were retrospectively screened for the presence of right ASA...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196937/magnetic-resonance-imaging-plaque-hemorrhage-for-risk-stratification-in-carotid-artery-disease-with-moderate-risk-under-current-medical-therapy
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Akram A Hosseini, Richard J Simpson, Nishath Altaf, Philip M Bath, Shane T MacSweeney, Dorothee P Auer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined carotid plaque hemorrhage (MRIPH) can predict recurrent cerebrovascular ischemic events in severe symptomatic carotid stenosis. It is less clear whether MRIPH can improve risk stratification despite optimized medical secondary prevention in those with moderate risk. METHODS: One-hundred fifty-one symptomatic patients with 30% to 99% carotid artery stenosis (median age: 77, 60.5% men) clinically deemed to not benefit from endarterectomy were prospectively recruited to undergo MRI and clinical follow-up (mean, 22 months)...
February 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196324/delivery-of-liposomal-quantum-dots-via-monocytes-for-imaging-of-inflamed-tissue
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Gil Aizik, Nir Waiskopf, Majd Agbaria, Yael Levi-Kalisman, Uri Banin, Gershon Golomb
Quantum Dots (QDs), semiconductor nanocrystals, are fluorescent nanoparticles of growing interest as an imaging tool of a diseased tissue. However, a major concern is their biocompatibility, cytotoxicity and fluorescence instability in biological milieu, impeding their use in biomedical applications, in general, and for inflammation imaging, in particular. In addition, for an efficient fluorescent signal at the desired tissue, and avoiding systemic biodistribution and possible toxicity, targeting is desired...
February 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195750/dosimetric-analysis-of-neural-and-vascular-structures-in-skull-base-tumors-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Yarah M Haidar, Jay M Bhatt, Yaser Ghavami, Omid Moshtaghi, Amanda Schwer, Stafford Chenery, Hamid R Djalilian
Objective To examine the relationship between the prescribed target dose and the dose to healthy neurovascular structures in patients with vestibular schwannomas treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting SRS center from 2011 to 2013. Subjects Twenty patients with vestibular schwannomas treated at the center from 2011 to 2013. Methods Twenty patients with vestibular schwannomas were included. The average radiation dose delivered to healthy neurovascular structures (eg, carotid artery, basilar artery, facial nerve, trigeminal nerve, and cochlea) was analyzed...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195506/the-use-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-to-evaluate-pathology-outside-the-brain-parenchyma-in-neuroimaging-studies
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Philip Benjamin, Faraan Khan, Andrew D MacKinnon
Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) has transformed the radiological assessment of a variety of cerebral pathologies, in particular acute stroke. In neuroimaging studies, DWI can also be used to evaluate pathology outside the brain parenchyma, although it is sometimes underutilised for this purpose. In this pictorial review, the principles of diffusion-weighted imaging are outlined and thirteen cases of abnormal diffusion outside the brain parenchyma are illustrated in order to show DWI as a useful sequence for the evaluation of the following recommended review areas: the dural venous sinuses, internal carotid arteries, meninges, ventricles, cavernous sinus and orbits, skull base, and lymph nodes...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192866/the-importance-of-medial-lateral-styloid-process-angulation-coronal-plane-angle-in-symptomatic-eagle-syndrome
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Veysel Burulday, Mehmet Hüseyin Akgül, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Burak Yağdıran, Mikail Inal
OBJECTIVES: We used three-dimensional computerized tomography (3DCT) to obtain images of Eagle Syndrome (ES) cases and measurements of relevant variables. METHODS: Twenty-five subjects with ES and 25 controls were included in this retrospective study. Styloid process length, anterior-posterior styloid process angulation (Sagittal plane angle) (APA), medial-lateral styloid process angulation (Coronal plane angle) (MLA), tonsil-stiloid distance and carotid-stiloid distance were measured on CT and 3DCT images, and cranial and neck angiography was obtained, from a total of 580 images...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192864/a-reassessment-of-cervical-surface-anatomy-via-ct-scan-in-an-adult-chinese-population
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Xin-Hua Shen, Hua-Dan Xue, Yu Chen, Man Wang, S Ali Mirjalili, Zhu-Hua Zhang, Chao Ma
Surface landmarks in the neck are important for orientations of cervical glands, arteries, veins, nerves and vertebrae. Recent research suggests some orientations are not correct. What are the cervical landmark orientations in the Chinese population? In this study, two essential cervical anatomy planes, the thyroid cartilage and C7 planes, were assessed in living adult Chinese subjects using computed tomography (CT), and the hyoid, carotid bifurcation, cricoid cartilage, thyroid arteries and vertebral artery were simultaneously positioned...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192264/balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-resulting-in-carotid-stent-fracture-with-literature-review-of-stent-in-stent-technique-as-a-viable-therapeutic-option
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Abdul-Haseeb Naeem, Ghaya Al-Rumaihi, Amirpouyan Namavarian, Manas Sharma, Melfort Boulton
BACKGROUND: Carotid stent fractures are rare and multiple etiologies have been proposed to explain their occurrence. We present a patient with a internal carotid artery (ICA) stent who developed in-stent restenosis. We performed balloon angioplasty to address in-stent restenosis but post-procedure he developed a carotid stent fracture. To our knowledge, balloon angioplasty has not been reported to cause stent fractures and we report the first case report. CASE DESCRIPTION: 72-year-old male underwent stenting for symptomatic left ICA stenosis with post-stenting residual stenosis of 55%...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191623/the-ivy-sign-on-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-images-related-to-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-cerebral-blood-flow-in-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report
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Fumihiro Matano, Yasuo Murai, Asami Kubota, Takayuki Mizunari, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease is an idiopathic progressive cerebrovascular steno-occlusive disorder characterized by the formation of numerous collaterals called moyamoya vessels. Accurate evaluation of vascular status and CBF is needed for prompt treatment to prevent ischemic and/or hemorrhagic events. The pathogenesis of the ivy sign on fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images of moyamoya disease patients is unclear. We report a moyamoya disease case wherein the ivy sign changed in relation to SPECT-measured CBF during progression and following treatment...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191460/assessment-of-influences-of-stenoses-in-right-carotid-artery-on-left-carotid-artery-using-wall-stress-marker
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Arindam Bit, Dushali Ghagare, Albert A Rizvanov, Himadri Chattopadhyay
Purpose. Atherosclerosis is a diseased condition of blood vessel. It causes partial blockage in lumen of vessel and affects hemodynamic of localized flowing blood. Complex geometries like region of bifurcation also affects hemodynamic to a larger extent. Complexity further increases in presence of stenoses at region of bifurcation. Such morphological change in vessel largely affects parent as well as corresponding sister and daughter vessels. In this paper, complexity in hemodynamic of blood in pair of carotid arteries (left and right carotid arteries) is evaluated in presence of stenoses at basilar segment of right artery in three-dimensional domain using reconstructed tomographic images of patient...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190714/carotid-endarterectomy-should-not-be-based-on-consensus-statement-duplex-velocity-criteria
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Jesse A Columbo, Bjoern D Suckow, Claire L Griffin, Jack L Cronenwett, Philip P Goodney, Timothy G Lukovits, Robert M Zwolak, Mark F Fillinger
OBJECTIVE: Randomized trials support carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in asymptomatic patients with ≥60% internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The widely referenced Society for Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Statement on carotid duplex ultrasound (CDUS) imaging indicates that an ICA peak systolic velocity (PSV) ≥230 cm/s corresponds to a ≥70% ICA stenosis, leading to the potential conclusion that asymptomatic patients with an ICA PSV ≥230 cm/s would benefit from CEA. Our goal was to determine the natural history stroke risk of asymptomatic patients who might have undergone CEA based on consensus statement PSV of ≥230 cm/s but instead were treated medically based on more conservative CDUS imaging criteria...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188949/one-stage-angioplasty-and-stenting-of-ostium-of-left-common-carotid-artery-and-stenting-of-left-internal-carotid-artery
#18
Massoud Ghasemi, Maryam Mehrpooya, Farshad Ghasemi, Fatemeh Shahbazi
Our aim was to report techniques and our experience in One-stage angioplasty and stenting of ostium of left common carotid and left internal carotid arteries in an octogenarian man with transient ischemic attack, who was completely recovered from neurologic insults short time after the procedure. An 81-year-old man presented with a transient ischemic attack. Neurologic examination showed left side transient visual obscuration or amaurosis fugax and right hemiparesis. Carotid duplex imaging revealed an 80% stenosis of the left internal carotid artery (LICA) and 95 % of the ostium of left common carotid artery (left CCA)...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186844/prevalence-of-calcified-carotid-artery-atheromas-on-panoramic-images-of-older-men-with-gout-a-descriptive-retrospective-study
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Arthur H Friedlander, Lindsay L Graves, Shannon C Grabich, Nona Aghazadeh-Sanai, Tina I Chang
OBJECTIVES: Given the enhanced risk of ischemic stroke resulting from the direct effects of hyperuricemia on vascular plaque formation seen among older males with gout we sought to determine the prevalence of calcified carotid artery atheromas (CCAA) on their panoramic images. METHODS: Medical records librarians identified all male patients over age 45 who had a diagnosis of gout and a panoramic image incidentally obtained between 2000-2015. The prevalence rate of CCAA on technically appropriate images was determined as were these patients' atherogenic risk profiles including: age, BMI, hypertension, dyslipidemia...
February 10, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185713/effects-of-pitavastatin-on-lipid-rich-carotid-plaques-studied-using-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Tao Feng, Xiaoxing Huang, Qundi Liang, Yun Liang, Yong Yuan, Li Feng, Wenjun Wu, Xuehong Xiao, Ying Han
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the effectiveness of pitavastatin in patients with atherosclerosis. METHODS: Sixty patients with atherosclerosis with lipid-rich carotid plaques were included and allocated into low-dose (2 mg/d) and high-dose (4 mg/d) pitavastatin groups with 48 weeks of treatment. Total cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, triglycerides, apolipoprotein A1, apolipoprotein B, lipoprotein (a), and the inflammation-related factors interleukin 6, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and homocysteine were determined...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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