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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327561/hostility-of-proximal-aortic-neck-anatomy-in-relation-to-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-size-and-its-impact-on-the-outcome-of-endovascular-repair-with-the-new-generation-endografts
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Christos Karathanos, Konstantinos Spanos, George Kouvelos, Athanasios Athanasoulas, Stylianos Koutsias, Miltiadis Matsagkas, Athanasios D Giannoukas
BACKGROUND: To assess the relation of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diameter with the proximal neck anatomy (PNA) hostility and to evaluate its impact on the endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) outcomes with the use of newer generation endografts. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of single institution's recorded data from February 2009 to April 2016. Patients' characteristics, co-morbidities, aortic morphology, perioperative characteristics and outcomes were analyzed...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304096/exogenous-bmp7-in-aortae-of-rats-with-chronic-uremia-ameliorates-expression-of-profibrotic-genes-but-does-not-reverse-established-vascular-calcification
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Eva Gravesen, Maria Lerche Mace, Anders Nordholm, Jacob Hofman-Bang, Keith Hruska, Carsten Haagen Nielsen, Andreas Kjær, Klaus Olgaard, Ewa Lewin
Hyperphosphatemia and vascular calcification are frequent complications of chronic renal failure and bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) has been shown to protect against development of vascular calcification in uremia. The present investigation examined the potential reversibility of established uremic vascular calcification by treatment of uremic rats with BMP7. A control model of isogenic transplantation of a calcified aorta from uremic rats into healthy littermates examined whether normalization of the uremic environment reversed vascular calcification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241485/normal-ldl-cholesterol-levels-are-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-the-absence-of-risk%C3%A2-factors
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Leticia Fernández-Friera, Valentín Fuster, Beatriz López-Melgar, Belén Oliva, José M García-Ruiz, José Mendiguren, Héctor Bueno, Stuart Pocock, Borja Ibáñez, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Javier Sanz
BACKGROUND: Absence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) is traditionally considered low risk for atherosclerosis; however, individuals without CVRFs, as currently defined, still have events. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify predictors of subclinical atherosclerosis in CVRF-free individuals. METHODS: Participants from the PESA (Progression of Early Subclinical Atherosclerosis) study (n = 4,184) without conventional CVRFs were evaluated (n = 1,779; 45...
December 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236239/abdominal-aorta-and-pelvic-artery-calcifications-on-plain-radiographs-may-predict-mortality-in-chronic-kidney-disease-hemodialysis-and-renal-transplantation
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Sinee Disthabanchong, Kotcharat Vipattawat, Bunyong Phakdeekitcharoen, Chagriya Kitiyakara, Vasant Sumethkul
PURPOSE: Vascular calcification is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and predicts poor patient outcomes. While computed tomography is the gold standard for evaluation of vascular calcification, plain radiograph offers a simpler and less costly alternative. The calcification of abdominal aorta, iliac and femoral arteries has been evaluated by plain radiograph, but the data on their outcome predictabilities are still limited. The present study investigated the role of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) and pelvic arterial calcification (PAC) in predicting overall morality in non-dialysis CKD stages 2-5 (CKD 2-5), maintenance hemodialysis (HD) and long-term kidney transplant (KT) patients...
December 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225032/calcification-of-thoracic-and-abdominal-aneurysms-is-associated-with-mortality-and-morbidity
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Mohammed M Chowdhury, Lukasz P Zieliński, James J Sun, Simon Lambracos, Jonathan R Boyle, Seamus C Harrison, James H F Rudd, Patrick A Coughlin
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular events are common in people with aortic aneurysms. Arterial calcification is a recognised predictor of cardiovascular outcomes in coronary artery disease. Whether calcification within abdominal and thoracic aneurysm walls is correlated with poor cardiovascular outcomes is not known. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Calcium scores were derived from computed tomography (CT) scans of consecutive patients with either infrarenal (AAA) or descending thoracic aneurysms (TAA) using the modified Agatston score...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207225/-association-between-vertebral-fractures-and-vascular-calcifications
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REVIEW
Giovanni Piscopo, Luigi Morrone
Several cross-sectional and prospective studies highlight the existence of an association between bone fractures and abdominal aortic calcifications, especially if particularly severe and independent from confounders such as aging, smoking habits and diabetes. This phenomenon affects not only the general population but also patients with chronic kidney disease in which cortical bone lesions are prevalent. Moreover, bone fractures and aortic calcifications have been proved to be linked to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, both in the general populations and in patients with chronic kidney disease, who notoriously show elevated cardiovascular risks...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197602/continuous-flow-perfused-cadaver-model-for-endovascular-training-research-and-development
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Amrita Sarkar, Richa Kalsi, Joseph D Ayers, Charles B Drucker, Vaidehi Kaushal, William Sutton, Robert S Crawford
BACKGROUND: Endovascular simulation employing computer, animal, and static models are common and useful adjuncts for teaching endovascular procedures and developing novel, complex endovascular techniques. Unfortunately, these models lack realistic haptic feedback and thus do not faithfully replicate many of the technical challenges associated with clinical endovascular procedures (e.g., arterial calcification, rigidity, and stenosis). We sought to develop a realistic and reproducible perfused cadaver model for endovascular training, device development and research...
November 29, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179901/ct-imaging-of-complications-associated-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-lvads
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Girish S Shroff, Daniel Ocazionez, Bindu Akkanti, Daniel Vargas, Alheli Garza, Pushpender Gupta, Jayeshkumar A Patel, Manish K Patel, Igor D Gregoric
Heart failure is becoming increasingly prevalent, and more patients are being treated with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), either as a bridge to transplant or as destination therapy. The use of continuous-flow LVADs is on the rise. LVAD therapy is associated with several classes of complications, including bleeding, thrombosis, and infection. CT imaging can be used effectively to diagnose LVAD complications, including mediastinal hematomas and pericardial, abdominal wall, and retroperitoneal hemorrhage, inflow and outflow graft and aortic thrombi, and driveline and pump pocket infections...
December 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177258/is-18f-fdg-pet-ct-a-valuable-diagnostic-tool-for-verifying-accelerated-atherosclerosis-secondary-to-diabetes-mellitus-on-insulin-in-the-aortic-segments-and-large-arteries
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Gonca G Bural, Drew A Torigian, Mohamed Houseni, Kaan M Sözmen, Abass Alavi
OBJECTIVE: Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxylglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) has a well-established role for detection and quantification of atherosclerotic inflammatory disease using standardized uptake value (SUV) measurements. Our aim was to compare the inflammatory and macroscopic calcification processes of atherosclerosis in the aortic segments and large arteries of subjects with insulin dependent diametes mellitus (IDDM) compared to those of age-matched controls via 18F-FDG PET/CT...
November 27, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157086/abdominal-aortic-calcification-score-among-several-vascular-calcification-scores-of-plain-radiograph-is-the-most-reliable-predictor-of-severe-coronary-artery-calcification-in-dialysis-patients
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Su Mi Lee, Hye Won Lee, Young Ki Son, Seong Eun Kim, Won Suk An
AIM: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) score on computed tomography (CT) or vascular calcification (VC) scores on plain radiographs are associated with cardiovascular events and fracture. We investigated which VC score among several VC scores on plain radiographs is predictor of CAC, and whether VC scores are related with bone mineral density (BMD) in dialysis patients. METHODS: We checked several plain radiographs (hands and pelvis [HP], feet and lateral lumbar spine), BMD and multidetector CT scans of 55 patients maintaining dialysis in this cross-sectional study...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144936/re-vascular-disease-and-kidney-stones-abdominal-aortic-calcifications-are-associated-with-low-urine-ph-and-hypocitraturia
#11
Dean G Assimos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075334/association-of-body-mass-index-and-visceral-fat-with-aortic-valve-calcification-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-the-obesity-paradox-in-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Jennifer Mancio, Paulo Fonseca, Bruno Figueiredo, Wilson Ferreira, Monica Carvalho, Nuno Ferreira, Pedro Braga, Alberto Rodrigues, Antonio Barros, Ines Falcao-Pires, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Vasco Gama Ribeiro, Nuno Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that metabolic syndrome is associated with aortic valve calcification (AVC) and poor outcomes in aortic stenosis (AS). However, if these associations change and how body fat impacts the prognosis of patients in late stage of the disease have been not yet explored. AIMS: To determine the association of body mass index (BMI) and visceral fat with AVC and mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: This was a prospective cohort of 170 severe AS patients referred to TAVR...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049308/the-relationship-between-intradialytic-hypotension-and-vascular-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
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AJin Cho, Young-Ki Lee, Jieun Oh, Jong-Woo Yoon, Dong Ho Shin, Hee Jung Jeon, Myung-Jin Choi, Jung-Woo Noh
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is associated with structural and functional abnormality of the heart and blood vessels. We investigated the relationship between intradialytic hypotension (IDH) and vascular calcification in hemodialysis (HD) patients, and their impacts on cardiovascular events (CVEs). METHOD: We enrolled 191 maintenance HD patients who underwent plain abdomen radiography for abdominal aortic calcification score (AACS). A nadir systolic blood pressure (BP) < 90 mm Hg or the requirement of bolus fluid administration was required to quantify the hypotension diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028083/association-between-advanced-oxidation-protein-products-aopp-and-vascular-calcification-in-uremic-patients
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L Lin, G-J Zhao, L-L Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between serum advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and vascular calcification in uremic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The general data of included subjects were collected, and the serum AOPP, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), creatinine (Cre), Urea, calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein cholesterin (LDL-C), hemoglobin (Hb) and albumin (ALB) were detected...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018027/abdominal-aortic-calcifications-influences-the-systemic-and-renal-hemodynamic-response-to-renal-denervation-in-the-denerhtn-renal-denervation-for-hypertension-trial
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Pierre-Yves Courand, Helena Pereira, Costantino Del Giudice, Philippe Gosse, Matthieu Monge, Guillaume Bobrie, Pascal Delsart, Claire Mounier-Vehier, Pierre Lantelme, Thierry Denolle, Caroline Dourmap, Jean Michel Halimi, Xavier Girerd, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Olivier Ormezzano, Bernard Vaisse, Daniel Herpin, Jean Ribstein, Beatrice Bouhanick, Jean-Jacques Mourad, Emile Ferrari, Gilles Chatellier, Marc Sapoval, Arshid Azarine, Michel Azizi
BACKGROUND: The DENERHTN (Renal Denervation for Hypertension) trial confirmed the efficacy of renal denervation (RDN) in lowering daytime ambulatory systolic blood pressure when added to standardized stepped-care antihypertensive treatment (SSAHT) for resistant hypertension at 6 months. METHODS AND RESULTS: This post hoc exploratory analysis assessed the impact of abdominal aortic calcifications (AAC) on the hemodynamic and renal response to RDN at 6 months. In total, 106 patients with resistant hypertension were randomly assigned to RDN plus SSAHT or to the same SSAHT alone (control group)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992124/impact-of-trajectories-of-abdominal-aortic-calcification-over-2-years-on-subsequent-mortality-a-10-year-longitudinal-study
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Hiroki Inoue, Sayaka Shimizu, Keita Watanabe, Yasuhiro Kamiyama, Hitomi Shima, Azuna Nakase, Hironori Ishida, Noriaki Kurita, Shingo Fukuma, Shunichi Fukuhara, Yukari Yamada
Background: Although both the presence and progression over time of vascular calcification have been shown to independently predict cardiovascular disease and mortality in chronic dialysis patients, the impact of the pattern of accumulation of abdominal aortic calcification on mortality has not yet been investigated. Methods: We conducted a longitudinal study at a dialysis hospital in Hokkaido, Japan from 2005 to 2014. An abdominal calcification index (ACI) was generated for 396 patients from their annual abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans...
August 25, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987694/on-the-effect-of-computed-tomography-resolution-to-distinguish-between-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-wall-tissue-and-calcification-a-proof-of-concept
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H E Barrett, E M Cunnane, J M O Brien, M A Moloney, E G Kavanagh, M T Walsh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal target CT spatial resolution for accurately imaging abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) wall characteristics, distinguishing between tissue and calcification components, for an accurate assessment of rupture risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ruptured and non-ruptured AAA-wall samples were acquired from eight patients undergoing open surgical aneurysm repair upon institutional review board approval and informed consent was obtained from all patients...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986055/gender-differences-in-the-association-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-coronary-artery-calcification-epicheart-study-eat-and-coronary-calcification-by-gender
#18
Jennifer Mancio, Marilia Pinheiro, Wilson Ferreira, Monica Carvalho, Antonio Barros, Nuno Ferreira, Luis Vouga, Vasco Gama Ribeiro, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Ines Falcao-Pires, Nuno Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: The association of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) seems to differ by gender. However, few studies have controlled for body size, and the ideal method for body size indexing has not been explored. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the effect of gender related-body size and-body fat differences on the association of EAT with CAC. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort of 371 severe aortic stenosis patients (77±8...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976071/prevalence-of-and-predictive-factor-for-abdominal-aortic-calcification-in-thai-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Dusit Lumlertgul, Surasak Kantachuvesiri, Somboon Apichaiyingyurd, Worapot Treamtrakanpon, Manoch Rattanasompattikul, Pongsathorn Gojaseni, Prasert Thanakitcharu, Thananda Trakarnvanich, Ussanee Poonvivatchaikarn, Kriengsak Vareesangthip
Presence and severity of cardiovascular calcifications strongly predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD. This multicenter, cross-sectional study primarily aimed to determine prevalence of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) detected by plain lateral abdominal radiograph, and secondarily aimed to assess predictive factors for AAC. Patients (N = 1500), aged 18-70 years, with CKD stages 3-5D for ≥3 months prior to evaluation, were enrolled at 24 study centers in Thailand; 54...
October 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953969/vascular-calcification-and-cardiac-function-according-to-residual-renal-function-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-with-urination
#20
Dong Ho Shin, Young-Ki Lee, Jieun Oh, Jong-Woo Yoon, So Yon Rhee, Eun-Jung Kim, Jiwon Ryu, Ajin Cho, Hee Jung Jeon, Myung-Jin Choi, Jung-Woo Noh
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is common and may affect cardiac function in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, little is known about the effect of residual renal function on vascular calcification and cardiac function in patients on hemodialysis. METHODS: This study was conducted between January 2014 and January 2017. One hundred six patients with residual renal function on maintenance hemodialysis for 3 months were recruited. We used residual renal urea clearance (KRU) to measure residual renal function...
2017: PloS One
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