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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911107/endovenous-and-perivenous-808-nm-laser-treatment-of-lower-limb-collateral-reticular-and-telangiectasiac-veins
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Walter Bugiantella, Bruno Bovani, Francesco Zini
BACKGROUND: Visible leg veins are not only a mere aesthetic problem, but may also be manifestation of altered microcirculation and superficial venous incompetency. Sclerotherapy is the first-line treatment for leg veins < 4 mm, but it often needs multiple sessions and sometimes fails. The main limitations of transcutaneous laser treatment are the diameter and the depth of the veins: the greater, the harder photothermolysis is, so that higher powers may lead to aesthetic complications...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903299/arthroscopic-arthrodesis-for-ankle-arthritis-without-bone-graft
#2
Xiaojun Duan, Liu Yang, Li Yin
BACKGROUND: Ankle arthrodesis is considered by many to be the standard operative treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis. The purpose of this study was to perform a new technique for ankle joint surface and determine the outcome for the union rates of ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis. METHODS: A total of 68 patients with posttraumatic arthritis, primary osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis were treated by ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis between May 2007 and December 2012...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897981/visualization-of-venous-compliance-of-superficial-veins-using-non-contact-plethysmography-based-on-digital-red-green-blue-images
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Kazuya Nakano, Yuta Aoki, Ryota Satoh, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Izumi Nishidate
We propose the visualization of venous compliance (VC) using a digital red-green-blue (RGB) camera. The new imaging method, which transforms RGB values into VC, combines VC evaluation with blood concentration estimation from the RGB values of each pixel. We evaluate a non-contact plethysmography (NCPG) system for VC based on comparisons with conventional strain gauge plethysmography (SPG). We conduct in vivo measurements using both systems and investigate their differences by evaluating the VC. The results show that the two methods measure different blood vessels and that errors caused by interstitial fluid accumulation are negligible for the NCPG system, whereas SPG is influenced by such errors...
November 25, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894916/reliability-of-extended-dorsal-intercostal-artery-perforator-propeller-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-large-myelomeningocele-defects
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Goktekin Tenekeci, Yavuz Basterzi
Reconstruction of large myelomeningocele defects using extended (elongated beyond the lateral margin of the latissimus dorsi muscle) dorsal intercostal artery perforator (DICAP) propeller flaps is not recommended by previous studies. However, to provide tension-free and successful closure of a defect, the DICAP propeller flaps must sometimes be elongated beyond this margin. Our experience and results in this issue are discussed. In this article, reconstruction of 11 consecutive cases, with large myelomeningocele defects in which standard DICAP propeller flaps were incapable to close the defect, was achieved using extended DICAP propeller flaps between June 2013 and November 2015...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890525/after-superficial-ablation-for-superficial-reflux-associated-with-primary-deep-axial-reflux-can-variable-outcomes-be-caused-by-deep-venous-valve-anomalies
#5
O Maleti, M Lugli, M Perrin
OBJECTIVE: To identify which deep anatomical anomalies can explain variable hemodynamic outcomes in patients with superficial reflux associated with primary deep axial reflux who underwent isolated superficial vein ablation without improvement. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of deep venous valve anomalies in patients who underwent superficial vein ablation for superficial and associated deep reflux. A group of 21 patients who were diagnosed with saphenous reflux associated with primary deep axial reflux, were submitted to great saphenous vein ablation...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879599/total-human-eye-allotransplantation-developing-surgical-protocols-for-donor-and-recipient-procedures
#6
Edward H Davidson, Eric W Wang, Jenny Y Yu, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Dawn J Wang, Nikisha Richards, Maxine Miller, Joel S Schuman, Kia M Washington
BACKGROUND: Vascularized composite allotransplantation of the eye is an appealing, novel method for reconstruction of the nonfunctioning eye. The authors' group has established the first orthotopic model for eye transplantation in the rat. With advancements in immunomodulation strategies together with new therapies in neuroregeneration, parallel development of human surgical protocols is vital for ensuring momentum toward eye transplantation in actual patients. METHODS: Cadaveric donor tissue harvest (n = 8) was performed with orbital exenteration, combined open craniotomy, and endonasal approach to ligate the ophthalmic artery with a cuff of paraclival internal carotid artery, for transection of the optic nerve at the optic chiasm and transection of cranial nerves III to VI and the superior ophthalmic vein at the cavernous sinus...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874892/idiopathic-livedo-racemosa-presenting-with-splenomegaly-and-diffuse-lymphadenopathy
#7
Laura Bukavina, Joshua Weaver, Teri Nagy, Robert T Brodell, Eliot N Mostow
Sneddon syndrome (SS) is a rare condition and the diagnosis is made only when other more common disease entities have been excluded. Common manifestations in SS patients include hypertension, coronary artery disease, venous thrombosis, miscarriages, psychiatric disturbances, and arterial and venous thrombotic events. Most patients present in their early 30s with classic neurovascular and dermatologic signs. Currently, the main criteria for the diagnosis of SS include livedo racemosa, focal neurological deficits or evidence of stroke on magnetic resonance imaging, or characteristic vascular alterations seen on biopsy...
October 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855468/prefabricated-flaps-identification-of-microcirculation-structure-and-supercharging-technique-improving-survival-area
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Yixin Zhang, Heng Xu, Shaoqing Feng, Yimeng Xia, Zvi Steinberger, Wenjing Xi, Hongwei Fang, Zhiwei Li, Yixin Xie
Background Microcirculation is an important factor frequently overlooked when studying the survival of prefabricated flaps. In the current study, we use different prefabrication techniques for characterizing microcirculation within the flap, with the goal of finding an effective way to improve its survival area. Methods An abdominal prefabricated flap rodent model was created using a two-stage operation. All rats were randomly divided into six groups (n = 10/group): group A, prefabricated femoral vessels; group B, prefabricated femoral artery with a connected superficial inferior epigastric vein (SIEV); group C, connected superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) with a prefabricated femoral vein; group D was similar to group A along with a prefabricated SIEA, and group E was similar to group A along with a prefabricated SIEV; and group F acted as a control group and consisted of an axial flap nourished by superficial inferior epigastric vessels...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854089/serial-neuroimaging-of-a-patient-with-minor-stroke-due-to-isolated-cortical-vein-thrombosis-and-convexal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#9
Pei-Ya Chen, Kun-Eng Lim, Shinn-Kuang Lin
PURPOSE: Convexal subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) comprises less than 5% of cases of nontraumatic SAH and frequently presents as a focal and transient neurological deficits that mimics transient ischemic attack (TIA). Isolated cortical vein thrombosis (ICVT) is rare and accounts for only 6.3% of cerebral venous thrombosis. We present a case of minor stroke due to cSAH secondary to ICVT, and alos put emphasis on the chronological change of those serial imagings. CASE REPORT: An 87-year-old man presented with episodes of numbness and dropping of his left arm, which had lasted for three days...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837039/low-risk-for-local-and-systemic-complications-after-primary-repair-of-1626-achilles-tendon-ruptures
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Nicholas Rensing, Brian R Waterman, Rachel M Frank, Kenneth A Heida, Justin D Orr
INTRODUCTION: Historically, Achilles tendon repairs and other surgeries about the hindfoot have demonstrated a significantly higher rate of wound healing complications and surgical site morbidity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the comprehensive complication profile and risk factors for adverse short-term, clinical outcomes after primary repair of Achilles tendon ruptures. METHODS: Between the years 2005 and 2014, all cases of primary Achilles tendon repair (Current Procedural Terminology code 27650) entered into the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) database were extracted for analysis...
November 10, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836404/randomized-controlled-trial-of-octyl-cyanoacrylate-skin-adhesive-versus-subcuticular-suture-for-skin-closure-after-implantable-venous-port-placement
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Jonathan G Martin, Scott T Hollenbeck, Gemini Janas, Ryan A Makar, Waleska M Pabon-Ramos, Paul V Suhocki, Michael J Miller, David R Sopko, Tony P Smith, Charles Y Kim
PURPOSE: To compare early outcomes of skin closure with octyl cyanoacrylate skin adhesive versus subcuticular suture closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 7-month period, 109 subjects (28 men and 81 women; mean age, 58.6 y) scheduled to undergo single-lumen implantable venous port insertion for chemotherapy were randomly assigned to skin closure with either octyl cyanoacrylate skin adhesive or absorbable subcuticular suture after suturing the deep dermal layer...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826976/patients-with-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome
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M Zavacka, J Pobehova, K Gibarti, M Frankovicova
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is the most frequent systemic venous angiodysplasia. It is characterized by cutaneous capillary malformations - naevus flammeus, excessive growth of soft and bone tissue, venous and lymphatic malformations. Investigative methods include: clinical examinations, venography as the evidence of dysplastic changes of superficial and / or deep venous system, the Moyne obstruction and venous insufficiency perforator. Treatment is conservative, related to that of chronic venous disease. The surgery is aimed at removing the varices and insufficient perforators (Fig...
2016: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821318/predicting-and-preventing-thromboembolic-events-in-patients-receiving-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-for-germ-cell-tumours
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Marco Gizzi, Lucie Oberic, Christophe Massard, Audrey Poterie, Le Teuff Gwenael, Yohann Loriot, Laurence Albiges, Giulia Baciarello, Judith Michels, Alberto Bossi, Pierre Blanchard, Bernard Escudier, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: Patients with germ cell tumours (GCT) receiving cisplatin-based chemotherapy are at high risk of thromboembolic events (TEE). Previously, we identified serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and body surface area (BSA) as independent predictive factors for TEE. The aim of this study was to validate these predictive factors and to assess the impact of thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients at risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). METHODS: Between 2001 and 2014, 295 patients received first-line cisplatin-based chemotherapy for GCT...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815963/the-management-of-symptomatic-cerebral-developmental-venous-anomalies-a-clinical-experience-of-43-cases
#14
Xin-Guang Yu, Chen Wu, Hui Zhang, Zheng-Hui Sun, Zhi-Qiang Cui
BACKGROUND Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are rare vascular diseases becoming more frequently diagnosed. Most patients with DVAs have no clinical symptoms with the exception of a few patients with epilepsy, intracranial hemorrhage, or neuro-function deficit. There is still controversy with respect to treatment strategies for symptomatic DVAs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-three cases of symptomatic DVAs from January 2006 to October 2015 were retrospectively reviewed and the imaging characteristics of DVAs by CT, MRI, and DSA and the treatment modalities for DVAs were studied...
November 5, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815001/immediate-and-transient-faintness-following-a-course-of-foam-sclerotherapy-treatment-for-saphenous-vein-incompetence-in-an-elderly-patient
#15
D Rastel
INTRODUCTION: Adverse effects of sclerotherapy are rare. They are divided into two categories: immediate and delayed. Immediate adverse effects are mainly represented by visual disturbances. We are reporting the case of an immediate transient faintness following two sessions of foam sclerotherapy. OBSERVATION: An 80-year-old active female with superficial chronic venous disorder and no significant medical or surgical backgrounds experienced two similar immediate general adverse events following two sessions of sclerotherapy from a total of five...
November 1, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807320/double-primary-venous-aneurysm-of-the-small-saphenous-vein
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Orestis Ioannidis, Ioannis Varnalidis, Konstantinos Alexandris, Christiana Anastasiadou, Angelos Megalopoulos
: Venous aneurysms are rare lesions and of little significance in every day clinical practice. While in many cases asymptomatic they can be the cause of great morbidity due to thrombosis and subsequent possibility of pulmonary embolism. Venous aneurysms are classified in deep and superficial according to affected vein. The diagnosis is based mainly on Doppler ultrasound, while computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and venography provide more details. Treatment of venous aneurysms should be surgical...
October 14, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797404/pentasaccharides-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism
#17
REVIEW
Kezhou Dong, Yanzhi Song, Xiaodong Li, Jie Ding, Zhiyong Gao, Daopei Lu, Yimin Zhu
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common condition with potentially serious and life-threatening consequences. The standard method of thromboprophylaxis uses an anticoagulant such as low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or warfarin. In recent years, another type of anticoagulant, pentasaccharide, an indirect factor Xa inhibitor, has shown good anticoagulative effect in clinical trials. Three types of pentasaccharides are available: short-acting fondaparinux, long-acting idraparinux and idrabiotaparinux...
October 31, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789620/scalp-congenital-hemangioma-with-associated-high-output-cardiac-failure-in-a-premature-infant-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#18
Sumedh S Shah, Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Alexandra R Ramnath, Emmalee S Bandstra, Dileep R Yavagal
INTRODUCTION: Scalp congenital hemangiomas (CHs) are rare vascular malformations among infants; they can be associated with an array of complications, including cardiac and cosmetic issues. Here, we report the endovascular treatment of a premature infant with a suspected large right parietal scalp hemangioma and associated high-output cardiac failure. CASE DESCRIPTION: A two-day-old female premature infant (29 weeks gestational age; 1330 g birth weight) was referred by the neonatologists to our department for consultation and potential treatment of a large right parietal CH causing abrupt hypotension and high-output cardiac failure...
October 27, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769805/bodybuilding-induced-mondor-s-disease-of-the-chest-wall
#19
Christian Tröbinger, Christian J Wiedermann
OBJECTIVE: To describe the association of bodybuilding abdominal exercise with the development of superficial sclerosing thrombophlebitis of the anterolateral thoracoabdominal wall. DESIGN: A single case study. SETTING: University-affiliated regional community hospital. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old man presented with an otherwise unremarkable past medical history 4 weeks after the start of left-sided chest discomfort...
September 4, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766499/arteries-and-veins-of-the-cerebellum
#20
Matthieu Delion, Mickael Dinomais, Philippe Mercier
Surgery of the posterior fossa represents a technical challenge because of the proximity of the vessels of the cerebellum. If the arterial vascularization of the cerebellum is well known, the main arterial variations and the whole venous vascularization are probably under recognized. We describe the vascular organization and the main variations through photographs of colored latex perfused brains, obtained with a surgical microscope. The arterial vascularization of the cerebellum is based on three arteries which all originate from the vertebrobasilar system: the superior cerebellar artery (SCA), the anterior and inferior cerebellar artery (AICA), and the posterior and inferior cerebellar artery (PICA)...
October 20, 2016: Cerebellum
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