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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338745/study-of-correlation-between-wall-shear-stress-and-elasticity-in-atherosclerotic-carotid-arteries
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Bo Zhang, Junyi Gu, Ming Qian, Lili Niu, Dhanjoo Ghista
OBJECTIVE: This paper presents the use of the texture matching method to measure the rabbit carotid artery elasticity value of the experimental group and control group respectively. It compares the experimental rabbits, when they are prompted by pathological histology to be at the period of carotid atherosclerosis fatty streaks and fiber plaques, with the control group. METHODS: We have used ultrasound linear array probe for scanning the rabbit carotid arteries...
January 16, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337014/the-anatomic-analysis-of-the-vidian-canal-and-the-surrounding-structures-concerning-vidian-neurectomy-using-computed-tomography-scans
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Gülay Açar, Aynur Emine Çiçekcibaşı, İbrahim Çukurova, Kemal Emre Özen, Muzaffer Şeker, İbrahim Güler
INTRODUCTION: The type of endoscopic approach chosen for vidian neurectomy can be specified by evaluating the vidian canal and the surrounding sphenoid sinus structures. OBJECTIVE: The variations and morphometry of the vidian canal were investigated, focusing on the functional correlations between them which are crucial anatomical landmarks for preoperative planning. METHODS: This study was performed using paranasal multidetector computed tomography images that were obtained with a section thickening of 0...
December 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336392/transesophageal-echocardiography-evaluation-of-the-aortic-arch-branches
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REVIEW
Thimmangouda A Patil, Santosh Kumar Ambli
Visualization of aortic arch branches by transesophageal echocardiography has been technically challenging. Visualizing these vessels helps in identifying the extent of dissection of the aorta, assessing the severity of carotid artery stenosis, presence of atheromatous plaques, patency of the left internal mammary artery graft, confirmation of subclavian artery cannulation, confirming holodiastolic flow reversal in the left subclavian artery by spectral Doppler imaging in case of severe aortic regurgitation, and confirming the optimal position of the intraaortic balloon perioperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334520/invited-commentary-evaluation-of-horner-syndrome-in-the-mri-era
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Aki Kawasaki
This Invited Commentary discusses the following article: BACKGROUND:: To identify the etiologies of adult Horner syndrome (HS) in the MRI era using a targeted evaluation approach and to assess the value and yield of targeted imaging. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of 200 adult outpatients with HS, confirmed with cocaine eyedrop testing. Patients were divided into subgroups based on the presence or absence of symptoms and those who did or did not receive additional testing with hydroxyamphetamine drops...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333912/the-resting-state-fmri-arterial-signal-predicts-differential-blood-transit-time-through-the-brain
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Yunjie Tong, Jinxia Fiona Yao, J Jean Chen, Blaise deB Frederick
Previous studies have found that aperiodic, systemic low-frequency oscillations (sLFOs) are present in blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) data. These signals are in the same low frequency band as the "resting state" signal; however, they are distinct signals which represent non-neuronal, physiological oscillations. The same sLFOs are found in the periphery (i.e. finger tips) as changes in oxy/deoxy-hemoglobin concentration using concurrent near-infrared spectroscopy. Together, this evidence points toward an extra-cerebral origin of these sLFOs...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331613/internal-carotid-artery-web-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-cryptogenic-ischemic-stroke
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Jon Antigüedad-Muñoz, Patricia de la Riva, Gorka Arenaza Choperena, Amaia Muñoz Lopetegi, Naiara Andrés Marín, Gorka Fernández-Eulate, Manuel Moreno Valladares, Maite Martínez Zabaleta
Carotid artery web is considered an exceptional cause of recurrent ischemic strokes in the affected arterial territory. The underlying pathology proposed for this entity is an atypical fibromuscular dysplasia. We present the case of a 43-year-old woman with no cardiovascular risk factors who had experienced 2 cryptogenic ischemic strokes in the same arterial territory within an 11-month period. Although all diagnostic tests initially yielded normal results, detailed analysis of the computed tomography angiography images revealed a carotid web; catheter angiography subsequently confirmed the diagnosis...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329733/association-between-leukoaraiosis-and-cerebral-blood-flow-territory-alteration-in-asymptomatic-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Y-F Chen, Y-S Kuo, W-C Wu, S-C Tang, S-F Jiang
AIM: To test the hypothesis that leukoaraiosis (also known as white matter lesion) is associated with cerebral blood flow territory change as revealed by territorial arterial spin-labeling (TASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis (aICAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this study. Thirty-three patients with aICAS were included prospectively and divided into high-grade (ultrasonographic stenosis ≥70%, n=17) and low-grade (n=16) groups; 16 healthy subjects were also included...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327164/incremental-predictive-value-of-carotid-arterial-strain-in-patients-with-stroke
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Woo-In Yang, Ki-Woon Kang, Hye Young Lee, Chi-Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Namsik Chung, Jong-Won Ha
Although increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a well-known risk factor for stroke, carotid IMT alone is not sufficient for risk stratification. The assessment of arterial properties using velocity vector imaging (VVI) represents a new method for quantifying structural changes. We sought to investigate the characteristics and the clinical value of carotid arterial mechanics using VVI in patients with stroke. Fifty male patients (55 ± 5 years) with stroke, 30 healthy age-matched volunteers (54 ± 8 years), and 30 healthy young male volunteers (29 ± 5 years) were evaluated...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326139/carotid-artery-wall-imaging-perspective-and-guidelines-from-the-asnr-vessel-wall-imaging-study-group-and-expert-consensus-recommendations-of-the-american-society-of-neuroradiology
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L Saba, C Yuan, T S Hatsukami, N Balu, Y Qiao, J K DeMarco, T Saam, A R Moody, D Li, C C Matouk, M H Johnson, H R Jäger, M Mossa-Basha, M E Kooi, Z Fan, D Saloner, M Wintermark, D J Mikulis, B A Wasserman
Identification of carotid artery atherosclerosis is conventionally based on measurements of luminal stenosis and surface irregularities using in vivo imaging techniques including sonography, CT and MR angiography, and digital subtraction angiography. However, histopathologic studies demonstrate considerable differences between plaques with identical degrees of stenosis and indicate that certain plaque features are associated with increased risk for ischemic events. The ability to look beyond the lumen using highly developed vessel wall imaging methods to identify plaque vulnerable to disruption has prompted an active debate as to whether a paradigm shift is needed to move away from relying on measurements of luminal stenosis for gauging the risk of ischemic injury...
January 11, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325502/rehearsal-using-patient-specific-simulation-to-improve-endovascular-efficiency
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Mathew Wooster, Adam Doyle, Sean Hislop, Roan Glocker, Paul Armstrong, Michael Singh, Karl A Illig
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether rehearsal using patient-specific information loaded onto an endovascular simulator prior to carotid stenting improves procedural efficiency and outcomes. METHODS: Patients scheduled for carotid artery stenting who had adequate preoperative computed tomography (CT) imaging were considered for enrollment. After obtaining informed consent, patients were randomized to control versus rehearsal groups. Those in the rehearsal group had their CT scans loaded into an endovascular simulator (Angio Mentor) followed by case rehearsal by the attending on the simulator within 24 hours prior to the procedure; control patients underwent routine carotid stenting without rehearsal...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324813/increase-in-extraction-of-i-123-iomazenil-in-patients-with-chronic-cerebral-ischemia
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Hiroki Kato, Kayako Isohashi, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa
BACKGROUND: Cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed substances like oxygen has been suggested to change according to the cerebral blood flow (CBF) and status of the microvasculature. The relationships between the cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed lipophilic tracers and the severity of cerebral ischemia has not yet been clarified. In the present study, we attempted to elucidate the association between the extraction fraction of the lipophilic tracer I-123 iomazenil (IMZ) (IMZ-EF) and the oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) derived from O-15 PET in patients with chronic steno-occlusive disease of internal carotid artery (ICA) or middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323183/delivery-of-xenon-containing-echogenic-liposomes-inhibits-early-brain-injury-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Yi-Feng Miao, Tao Peng, Melanie R Moody, Melvin E Klegerman, Jaroslaw Aronowski, James Grotta, David D McPherson, Hyunggun Kim, Shao-Ling Huang
Xenon (Xe), a noble gas, has promising neuroprotective properties with no proven adverse side-effects. We evaluated neuroprotective effects of Xe delivered by Xe-containing echogenic liposomes (Xe-ELIP) via ultrasound-controlled cerebral drug release on early brain injury following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The Xe-ELIP structure was evaluated by ultrasound imaging, electron microscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy. Animals were randomly divided into five groups: Sham, SAH, SAH treated with Xe-ELIP, empty ELIP, or Xe-saturated saline...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320957/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-of-74-children-from-women-previously-diagnosed-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-comparison-with-a-population-based-reference-cohort
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Marlieke A de Wilde, Jacobien B Eising, Marlise N Gunning, Maria P H Koster, Annemieke M V Evelein, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Cornelis K van der Ent, Folkert J Meijboom, Bart C J M Fauser
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have compromised cardiovascular health profiles and an increased risk of pregnancy complications. In order to evaluate potential consequences, we aim to compare the cardiovascular and metabolic health of the children from women with PCOS with a population-based reference cohort. We included children from women with PCOS between the age of 2.5 to 4 years (n = 42) and 6 to 8 years (n = 32). The reference groups consisted of 168 (3-4 years old) and 130 children (7-8 years old)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320845/subcutaneous-administration-of-tocilizumab-is-effective-in-myointimal-hyperplasia-remodelling-in-refractory-takayasu-arteritis
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A Lo Gullo, G Mandraffino, C O Aragona, A Molica Colella, A Saitta, E Imbalzano
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown origin that involves large and mediumsized arteries, primarily the aorta and its major branches. TA is a therapeutic challenge because corticosteroids and conventional immunosuppressive agents are not always effective or safe. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) has emerged as a key cytokine in the pathogenesis of TA and its serum levels have been shown to well correlate with disease activity. We report a 19 years old female patient with TA refractory to conventional immunosuppressive agents, successfully treated with subcutaneous tocilizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against IL-6 receptor, in which ultrasonography (US) was used as imaging tool to follow up the patient...
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315509/carotid-plaque-volume-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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S Ball, S Rogers, K Kanesalingam, R Taylor, E Katsogridakis, C McCollum
BACKGROUND: The main indication for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is severity of carotid artery stenosis, even though most strokes in carotid disease are embolic. The relationship between carotid plaque volume (CPV) and symptoms of cerebral ischaemia, and the measurement of CPV by minimally invasive tomographic ultrasound imaging, were investigated. METHODS: The volume of the endarterectomy specimen was measured using a validated saline suspension technique in patients undergoing CEA...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308915/carotid-artery-ultrasound-texture-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-subclinical-arterial-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Carol C Mitchell, Claudia E Korcarz, Matthew C Tattersall, Adam D Gepner, Rebekah L Young, Wendy S Post, Joel D Kaufman, Robyn L McClelland, James H Stein
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study determined if the ultrasound texture feature "contrast" was associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and subclinical arterial disease. METHODS: We evaluated ultrasound images of the right common carotid artery from a convenience sample of 151 participants and examined relationships between contrast, CVD risk factors, carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), and coronary artery calcium (CAC). Gray level difference statistics (GLDS) algorithms were used to evaluate the texture feature "contrast" from carotid ultrasound images...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308335/left-internal-carotid-artery-arising-from-the-right-cavernous-internal-carotid-artery-a-case-report
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Charlotte Wilson, Bill H Wang, Joe Iwanaga, Akil Patel, Josh Bentley, R Shane Tubbs, Akshal S Patel
Anatomical variations involving the internal carotid artery are uncommon. Herein, we present a very rare origin of the internal carotid artery. An adult female presented to the emergency department after falling. Imaging revealed that the left internal carotid artery arose from the contralateral cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery. Such a variation should be kept in mind by radiologists and surgeons who interpret and operate in this area, respectively.
October 27, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306644/increasing-utilization-of-emergency-department-neuroimaging-in-medicare-beneficiaries-from-1994-to-2015
#18
Anand M Prabhakar, Ravi V Gottumukkala, Jennifer Hemingway, Danny R Hughes, Sumir S Patel, Richard Duszak
OBJECTIVE: To assess for changes in emergency department (ED) utilization of neuroimaging in Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 1994 to 2015. METHODS: Using Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files, annual ED volumes of head computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and carotid duplex ultrasound (CDUS) were assessed from 1994 through 2015. Annual volumes of head CT angiography (CTA), neck CTA, head MR angiography (MRA), and neck MRA studies were assessed from 2001 (first year of unique reporting codes) through 2015...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305914/the-comparison-of-monitoring-of-cerebral-blood-flow-by-c-flow-and-transcranial-doppler-in-carotid-endarterectomy
#19
Xu Wang, Bin Yang, Yan Ma, Peng Gao, Yabing Wang, Yanfei Chen, Liqun Jiao, Feng Ling, Guoguang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively compare the use of the c-FLOW (cerebral blood flow monitor) and transcranial Doppler (TCD) as two techniques for assessing brain perfusion during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: This was a prospective, single center, observational study. All patients were monitored using c-FLOW and TCD during the operation. Changes from baseline values of cerebral blood flow index (CFI) and blood flow velocity of middle cerebral artery (V-MCA) were recorded following carotid artery clamping and unclamping...
January 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305273/adult-onset-hemorrhagic-quasi-moyamoya-disease-with-unilateral-steno-occlusive-lesion-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Yusuke S Hori, Yuki Ebisudani, Mizuho Aoi, Toru Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: Quasi-moyamoya disease is a condition that occurs in association with a specific underlying condition or disease such as atherosclerotic disease or neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Pediatric cases are frequently reported, and an ischemic and bilateral presentation is more common than a hemorrhagic and unilateral presentation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old woman previously diagnosed with NF1 presented to our department with nausea and left hemiparesis...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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