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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098203/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-microvascular-findings-in-macular-edema-due-to-central-and-branch-retinal-vein-occlusions
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Mastropasqua Rodolfo, Toto Lisa, Di Antonio Luca, Borrelli Enrico, Senatore Alfonso, Di Nicola Marta, Di Martino Giuseppe, Ciancaglini Marco, Paolo Carpineto
The aim of this study was to evaluate retinal and choriocapillaris vessel density using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in eyes with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) complicated by macular edema (ME). Sixty eyes of 60 patients with CRVO or BRVO and ME and 40 healthy subjects underwent measurements of superficial and deep foveal and parafoveal vessel density (FVD, PFVD) and choricapillary density using OCTA at baseline and 60 days after intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IVDEX)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097238/quantitative-measurement-of-lymphatic-function-in-mice-by-noninvasive-near-infrared-imaging-of-a-peripheral-vein
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Steven T Proulx, Qiaoli Ma, Diana Andina, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Michael Detmar
Optical imaging methods have been developed to measure lymphatic function in skin; however, the lymphatic system of many organs is not accessible to this technology. Since lymphatic transport of macromolecules from any organ proceeds to the blood circulation, we aimed to develop a method that can measure lymphatic function by monitoring the fluorescence in a superficial vein of an interstitially injected tracer. We selected a 40-kDa PEGylated near-infrared dye conjugate, as it showed lymphatic system-specific uptake and extended circulation in blood...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079651/branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-secondary-to-a-retinal-arteriolar-macroaneurysm-a-novel-mechanism-supported-by-multimodal-imaging
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Yi Chen, Simon D M Chen, Fred K Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To report a case of a branch retinal vein occlusion secondary to a retinal arteriolar macroaneurysm (RAM). METHODS: Retrospective case report describing examination findings, treatment outcome and unique multimodal imaging features demonstrated on fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, optical coherence tomography angiography and adaptive optics photography of the retinal vessels and RAM. RESULTS: A 61-year-old man presented with 20/200 vision in the right eye because of a branch retinal vein occlusion secondary to a RAM...
January 10, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079297/the-effectiveness-of-diclofenac-sodium-in-the-treatment-of-mondor-s-disease-of-the-breast-the-topical-patch-compared-to-the-oral-capsules
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Bader Hamza Shirah, Hamza Assad Shirah, Wedad Salem Alonazie
Mondor's disease of the breast is a rare, benign sclerosing superficial thrombophlebitis of the subcutaneous veins of the anterior or lateral chest wall, which is treated conservatively. We aim in this study to evaluate the outcome and effectiveness of our treatment protocol using oral diclofenac sodium and topical diclofenac sodium patch in 172 patients. A retrospective database analysis of 172 female patients between January 2001 and December 2010 was done. The treatment protocol consisted of group 1: treatment by oral diclofenac sodium 100 mg once daily for 3 weeks...
January 12, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065407/venous-drainage-of-the-face
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S Onishi, N Imanishi, Y Yoshimura, Y Inoue, Y Sakamoto, H Chang, T Okumoto
The venous anatomy of the face was examined in 12 fresh cadavers. Venograms and arteriovenograms were obtained after the injection of contrast medium. In 8 of the 12 cadavers, a large loop was formed by the facial vein, the supratrochlear vein, and the superficial temporal vein, which became the main trunk vein of the face. In 4 of the 12 cadavers, the superior lateral limb of the loop vein was less well developed. The loop vein generally did not accompany the arteries of the face. Cutaneous branches of the loop vein formed a polygonal venous network in the skin, while communicating branches ran toward deep veins...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056580/utility-of-adjunctive-digital-subtraction-venography-for-the-treatment-of-saphenous-vein-insufficiency
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Ramon L Varcoe, Shannon D Thomas, Victor Bourke, Nicole M K Rübesamen, Andrew F Lennox
PURPOSE: To report the use of adjunctive venography for the treatment of superficial venous reflux. METHODS: Two hundred consecutive patients (mean age 60.9 years, range 33-86; 128 women) with chronic venous disease underwent saphenous or perforator vein ablation in 268 limbs (305 venous trunks) guided by adjunctive venography and fluoroscopy in addition to ultrasound between October 2010 and May 2016. Intraprocedural venograms were independently evaluated by 2 vascular specialists to identify the presence of venous anomalies and the need for fluoroscopy-guided maneuvers to successfully complete venous ablation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050474/technique-efficiency-and-safety-of-different-nerve-blocks-for-analgesia-in-laser-ablation-and-sclerotherapy-for-lower-limb-superficial-venous-insufficiency-a-multicentre-experience
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Krishna Prasad Premnath Bellam, Binu Joy, Abhilash Sandhyala, Kiran Naiknaware, Brijesh Ray, Vijayakumar
INTRODUCTION: Laser ablation and sclerotherapy, as minimally invasive alternatives to surgery for varicose veins, have good efficacy, safety and cosmetic result. Some form of anaesthesia is generally used for pain control. AIM: To describe the technique and evaluate the efficacy and safety of femoral, saphenous and sciatic nerve blocks in isolation or in combination for analgesia during laser ablation and sclerotherapy for lower limb varicose veins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, over a period of 33 months, in 856 limbs of 681 patients with varicose veins, ultrasound guided femoral, saphenous and sciatic nerve blocks for analgesia were performed in 769, 808 and 52 instances respectively; following which, endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy or combination of both were carried out using standard practice...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041805/basilic-elevation-transposition-may-improve-the-clinical-outcomes-for-superficialization-of-basilic-arteriovenous-fistula-veins
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Shouwen Wang, Michele S Wang, William C Jennings
OBJECTIVE: Basilic vein arteriovenous fistulas are an important and common option for hemodialysis access and require superficialization before use. Various superficialization techniques have been employed, such as basilic tunnel transposition (BTT), basilic elevation, and basilic elevation transposition (BET). Each technique may have advantages and disadvantages, and there have been few reports directly comparing the outcomes of these techniques. This report compares the clinical outcomes of BET vs BTT performed by a single operator and discusses some technical considerations derived from this study and the literature...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031668/bilateral-superficial-femoral-artery-thrombosis-in-a-15-year-old-caucasian-male-with-homozygous-prothrombin-g20210a-genotype-and-associated-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Uzung Yoon, LaiLai Kwok, Ingo Flessenkaemper
Prothrombin mutation was usually associated with other well-established predisposing factors for venous thrombosis such as antiphospholipid antibodies. Recently, even isolated prothrombin gene mutation G20210A has been reported to present severe or unusual vein thrombosis. Less clear is the role of prothrombin mutation in the formation of arterial thrombosis. We present a case of a 15-year-old healthy White male with acute bilateral femoral artery thrombosis. The patient presented with increasing left leg pain for about 1 week...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027237/experimental-rat-skin-flap-model-that-distinguishes-between-venous-congestion-and-arterial-ischemia-the-reverse-u-shaped-bipedicled-superficial-inferior-epigastric-artery-and-venous-system-flap
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Noriko M Matsumoto, Masayo Aoki, Junichi Nakao, Wei-Xia Peng, Yoshihiro Takami, Hiroki Umezawa, Satoshi Akaishi, Ryuji Ohashi, Zenya Naito, Rei Ogawa
BACKGROUND: The commonly used flap models have drawbacks that limit their usefulness. In the random skin flap model, flap necrosis is caused by both arterial and venous insufficiency. In the axial skin flap model, flap viability is easily affected by the pedicle blood flow and can result in complete necrosis. This study aimed to establish a new rat skin flap model that has a consistent flap survival rate and in which venous congestion and arterial ischemia can be readily distinguished macroscopically...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024304/nasal-unit-transplantation-a-cadaveric-anatomical-feasibility-study
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Amir H Dorafshar, Gerhard S Mundinger, Brent Robinson, Sami Tuffaha, Gerald Brandacher, Patrick Byrne, Robert L Walton
Background The science and technical acumen in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation has progressed rapidly over the past 15 years, and transplantation of specialized units of the face, such as the nose, appears possible. No study to date has evaluated the technical feasibility of isolated nasal unit transplantation (NUT). In this study, we explore the anatomy and technical specifics of NUT. Methods In this study, four fresh cadaver heads were studied. Bilateral vascular pedicle dissections were performed in each cadaver...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018497/morphological-comparison-of-blood-vessels-that-were-heated-with-a-radiofrequency-device-or-a-1470-nm-laser-and-a-radial-2ring-fiber
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Takashi Yamamoto, Masahiro Sakata
Introduction: Radio waves and lasers can be used as heat sources during endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) for saphenous vein insufficiency. A morphological comparison of veins that had been treated with EVTA was performed between those treated with an endovenous closure system (a radiofrequency [RF] system) and those treated with a Radial 2Ring fiber connected to a 1470-nm laser generator (2R). Methods: The experiment was conducted in a system that reproduces the physiological conditions found in the saphenous veins during EVTA...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000493/accessory-coracobrachialis-muscle-with-two-bellies-and-abnormal-insertion-case-report
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George Paraskevas, Konstantinos Koutsouflianiotis, Kalliopi Iliou, Theodosis Bitsis, Panagiotis Kitsoulis
OBJECTIVE: In the current study a brief review is presented of the coracobrachialis muscle's morphological variability, action, embryological development and clinical significance. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a left-sided coracobrachialis muscle consisting of two bellies. The deep belly inserts into the usual site in the middle area of the anteromedial aspect of the left humerus, whereas the superficial belly inserts through a muscular slip into the brachial fascia and the medial intermuscular septum, forming a musculo-aponeurotic tunnel in the middle region of the left arm, for the passage of the median nerve, brachial artery and veins, medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve and ulnar nerve...
November 2016: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995028/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-ultrasound-guided-seldinger-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-picc
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Jianghong Tan, Liping Liu, Jing Xie, Lingli Hu, Qiaolan Yang, Honghong Wang
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided cannulation of deep mid-arm veins by a modified Seldinger (US-Seldinger) technique has been demonstrated to yield better puncture success rates and lower postoperative complication rates than direct cannulation of superficial veins near the elbow with a short peripheral cannula and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion through the cannula (non-US conventional method). Economic factors have been evaluated across different operators (i.e. nurses, radiologists, and general practitioners) and different venous catheter types (i...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994330/a-prospective-study-in-comparison-of-ambulatory-phlebectomy-and-duplex-guided-foam-sclerotherapy-in-the-management-of-varicosities-with-isolated-perforator-incompetence
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R Kishore, T Bavani Sankar, A Anandi, S Nedunchezhian, Valarmathy Murugan
Perforators are those which connect the superficial and deep venous system either directly to main veins or indirectly through the muscular and soleal venous plexus. The emergence of minimally invasive techniques like ambulatory phlebectomy (AP) and foam sclerotherapy (FS) has led to increasing interest about the appropriate therapy for the treatment of isolated perforator incompetence. There have been no studies which have compared the effectiveness of these in-office procedures in isolated perforator incompetence due to the low prevalence of cases...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993321/peripheral-magnetic-resonance-lymphangiography-techniques-and-applications
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REVIEW
Lee M Mitsumori, Elizabeth S McDonald, Peter C Neligan, Jeffrey H Maki
Peripheral lymphedema is a chronic progressive and debilitating disorder that results from abnormal lymphatic drainage. Advances in microsurgical techniques have led to the development of new treatment options for lymphedema that benefit from preoperative imaging to select the most appropriate surgical repair. Magnetic resonance (MR) lymphangiography is a noninvasive imaging modality capable of providing high-resolution 3D images of the lower extremities to define the severity and extent of lymphedema and depict individual lymphatic channels...
December 2016: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989533/the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-56-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Katarzyna Malec, Tadeusz Góralczyk, Anetta Undas
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a common acquired thrombophilia associated with a high thrombotic risk, in which vitamin K antagonists (VKA) represent the mainstay of therapy. Case series involving up to 35 patients with APS suggested limited efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the prospective case series we followed 56 consecutive patients with APS (44 women and 12 men, aged from 22 to 64years), including 33 (60%) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 16 (28...
December 14, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987617/determining-the-origin-of-superficial-venous-reflux-in-the-groin-with-duplex-ultrasound-and-implications-for-varicose-vein-surgery
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Paul Zollmann, Christine Zollmann, Philipp Zollmann, Juergen Veltman, Dennis Kerzig, Martin Doerler, Markus Stücker
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper was to describe patterns of superficial reflux in the groin with respect to the terminal valve (TV), which is located at the saphenous opening to the common femoral vein, the great saphenous vein, and its tributary veins. METHODS: This study included 2019 legs with chronic venous insufficiency that received endoluminal varicose vein treatment because of varicosities with insufficiency of the saphenofemoral junction (SFJ). In a preoperative duplex ultrasound investigation of the superficial vein system, reflux after provocation in the SFJ, great saphenous vein, cranial veins (superficial external pudendal vein, superficial epigastric vein, superficial circumflex iliac vein), and anterior and posterior accessory saphenous veins was recorded and classified on the basis of the origin of reflux...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987603/evidence-summary-of-combined-saphenous-ablation-and-treatment-of-varicosities-versus-staged-phlebectomy
#19
REVIEW
Eric S Hager, Kathleen J Ozvath, Ellen D Dillavou
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to create an evidence summary of the available literature comparing saphenous vein ablation and concomitant phlebectomy vs ablation with staged phlebectomy. METHODS: A review of the literature for ambulatory patients treated for venous insufficiency with saphenous ablation and phlebectomy was conducted. A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and PubMed with the keywords phlebectomy, endovenous ablation, staged procedures, vein stripping, superficial venous disease, and powered phlebectomy...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987599/a-preclinical-animal-study-of-a-novel-simple-and-secure-percutaneous-vessel-occluder-for-the-treatment-of-varicose%C3%A2-veins
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Arnold Miller, Nir Lilach, Raanan Miller, Lowell Kabnick
BACKGROUND: Secure, permanent occlusion of the great and small saphenous veins, their tributaries, and perforators is critical for the successful treatment of varicose veins. Current minimally invasive methods replacing surgery are all endoluminal and involve heat (radiofrequency or laser), chemicals (sclerosants and glues), or a combination of mechanical and chemical interventions. This study evaluated in a porcine model the performance of a percutaneous delivery of the Amsel Vessel Occluder (AVO; Amsel Medical Corp, Cambridge, Mass) using ultrasound guidance...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
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