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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138198/norwegian-trends-in-numbers-of-lower-extremity-revascularisations-and-amputations-including-regional-trends-in-endovascular-treatments-for-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-registry-study-from-2001-to-2014
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Kjersti Wendt, Ronny Kristiansen, Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Fredrik Alexander Gregersen, Erik Fosse
OBJECTIVE: The numbers of lower extremity revascularisations and amputations are insufficiently reported in Norway. To support future policy decisions regarding the provision of vascular treatment, knowledge of such trends is important. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study from 2001 to 2014 used data from the Norwegian Patient Registry. The revascularisation treatments were categorised in multilevel, aortoiliac, femoral to popliteal and popliteal to foot levels and sorted as open, endovascular and hybrid...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137846/commentary-on-popliteal-artery-aneurysms-in-women
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John D Kakisis, George Geroulakos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130855/management-of-chronic-massive-traumatic-popliteal-artery-pseudoaneurysm-a-case-series-with-different-treatment-strategies
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Ali Khalifeh, Rami Kantar, J Devin B Watson, Samantha Cox, Rajabrata Sarkar, Shahab Toursvadakohi
Giant traumatic popliteal artery (PA) pseudoaneurysms (PSA) are rare but limb threatening if untreated. Management can be challenging, as no standardized approach exists. This report evaluates our experience with 3 cases treated differently. Treatment is individualized based on patient disease and comorbidities. Endovascular and local patch arterial repair are safe alternatives to graft bypass when feasible.
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128156/utility-of-a-power-aspiration-based-extraction-technique-as-an-initial-and-secondary-approach-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-thromboembolism-results-of-the-multicenter-prism-trial
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Richard R Saxon, James F Benenati, Corey Teigen, George L Adams, Luke E Sewall
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and initial efficacy of XTRACT, a power aspiration-based extraction technique for treatment of peripheral arterial thromboembolism with the use of the Penumbra/Indigo system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 79 patients were enrolled: 39 (49.4%) underwent XTRACT as the initial therapy and 40 (50.6%) underwent XTRACT after failed catheter-directed thrombolysis or other mechanical intervention or for removal of distal emboli that occurred during an intervention...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126647/popliteal-artery-aneurysm-in-women
#5
Hans Ravn, Karin Pansell-Fawcett, Martin Björck
OBJECTIVES: Ninety-five per cent of those operated on for popliteal artery aneurysm (PA) are men. Thus, PAs in women are difficult to investigate. The aim was to study the disease in women. METHODS: Women treated for PA in 1987-2012, prospectively registered in the Swedish vascular registry, Swedvasc, supplemented by case records, were compared with the larger male cohort. Survival was determined through cross linkage with the National Population Registry. RESULTS: 1509 patients (men and women), 1872 legs, were identified; of these 74 patients (4...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124029/femoro-supragenicular-popliteal-bypass-with-a-bridging-stent-graft-in-a-diffusely-diseased-distal-target-popliteal-artery-alternative-to-below-knee-popliteal-polytetrafluoroethylene-bypass
#6
Joung Hun Byun, Tae Gyu Kim, Yun Gyu Song
Background: Lesions in distal target arteries hinder surgical bypass procedures in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Methods: Between April 2012 and October 2015, 16 patients (18 limbs) with lifestyle-limiting claudication (n=12) or chronic critical limb ischemia (n=6) underwent femoral-above-knee (AK) polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) bypass grafts with a bridging stent graft placement between the distal target popliteal artery and the PTFE graft...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117818/one-year-outcomes-following-directional-atherectomy-of-popliteal-artery-lesions-subgroup-analysis-of-the-prospective-multicenter-definitive-le-trial
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Aljoscha Rastan, James F McKinsey, Lawrence A Garcia, Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Michael R Jaff, Stuart Harlin, Suraj Kamat, Sean Janzer, Thomas Zeller
PURPOSE: To report the effectiveness of directional atherectomy for the treatment of popliteal artery occlusive disease. METHODS: This subset of the prospective, multicenter, single-arm DEFINITIVE LE trial included 158 patients (mean age 72.0±10.9 years; 82 men) who underwent directional atherectomy in 162 popliteal artery lesions between 2009 and 2011. Forty-eight (30.4%) patients were suffering from critical limb ischemia (CLI). The mean lesion length was 5.8±3...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117072/workplace-strategies-to-prevent-sitting-induced-endothelial-dysfunction
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Nicholas T Kruse, William E Hughes, Roberto M Benzo, Lucas J Carr, Darren P Casey
Prolonged sitting induces endothelial dysfunction in healthy young adults which has been demonstrated to be offset by intermittent fidgeting and standing. No information exists on the impact of sitting and endothelial dysfunction in sedentary middle-aged adults, and whether common workplace counter-interventions (i.e. desk-standing/desk-pedaling) mitigate sitting-induced endothelial dysfunction. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to examine whether breaking up prolonged sitting with intermittent standing or under-desk pedaling prevents sitting-induced popliteal artery endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged sedentary, overweight/obese office workers...
November 7, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105790/use-of-direct-near-infrared-fluorescent-lymphography-for-thoracoscopic-thoracic-duct-identification-in-15-dogs-with-chylothorax
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Michele A Steffey, Philipp D Mayhew
OBJECTIVE: To describe and assess techniques of intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence lymphography (NIRFL) using indocyanine green (ICG) for lymphatic duct identification during thoracoscopic thoracic duct (TD) ligation in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 15) with naturally occurring chylothorax that underwent TD ligation. METHODS: Medical records of dogs treated with thoracoscopic TD ligation in which NIRFL was utilized for intraoperative TD identification were reviewed...
November 6, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102747/endoscopic-versus-open-great-saphenous-vein-harvesting-for-femoral-to-popliteal-artery-bypass
#10
Aleem K Mirza, Kendall Stauffer, Mark D Fleming, Randall De Martino, Gustavo Oderich, Manju Kalra, Peter Gloviczki, Thomas Bower
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting data exist on outcomes of open vein harvest (OVH) and endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) for infrainguinal bypass. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between OVH and EVH in femoral to popliteal artery bypasses. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients undergoing common femoral to popliteal artery bypass with great saphenous vein between January 1997 and June 2014. Bypasses using arm or composite vein were excluded, as were those performed for popliteal artery aneurysms or trauma...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100881/pedicled-posteromedial-thigh-ppmt-perforator-flap-and-its-application-in-loco-regional-soft-tissue-reconstructions
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Mario F Scaglioni, Alberto Franchi, Pietro Giovanoli
INTRODUCTION: The posteromedial thigh (PMT) perforator flap is a valuable reconstructive option. In its pedicled form, the experience is currently limited to a few case reports. The purpose of this article is to describe various clinical applications of the pedicled posteromedial thigh (pPMT) flap for reconstruction of loco-regional soft tissue defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2014 to 2016, 15 patients underwent reconstruction with 15 pPMT flaps. The locations of the defects included the inguinal region (4 cases), the perineal and genital region (3 cases), the proximal and distal medial thigh (3 and 2 cases, respectively), and the popliteal fossa (3 cases)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095385/ultrasound-guided-popliteal-sciatic-nerve-block-for-an-ankle-laceration-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Takaaki Mori, Yusuke Hagiwara
Although ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block has recently been introduced into pediatric emergency departments, knowledge of its use is limited. We present here a case demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of ultrasound-guided popliteal sciatic nerve block for a pediatric spoke injury in a pediatric emergency department setting.
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095191/determination-of-pneumatic-tourniquet-pressure-of-lower-limb-by-ultrasonic-doppler
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Jinyan Mu, Dan Liu, Daihong Ji, Borui Li, Zhigang Li, Feng Zhang, William C Lineaweaver
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effect of tourniquet inflation pressure setting by ultrasonic Doppler on lower limb operation. METHODS: Ninety-six patients with total knee arthroplasty were selected in this study from January 2015 to December 2015. The patients were randomly divided into the study group and the control group with 48 cases in each group. In the control group, the tourniquet pressure is determined by the doctor's request for the patient's condition, but all the tourniquet pressure values should be 80 KPa or less...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089205/extension-of-flaps-associated-with-burn-scar-reconstruction-a-key-difference-between-island-and-skin-pedicled-flaps
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Yukiko Yoshino, Ken Kubomura, Hyakuzoh Ueda, Takuya Tsuge, Rei Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: The choice between local flap designs for burn reconstruction is largely shaped by aesthetic, vascularity, procedural complexity, and wound-closure considerations. However, another key consideration is how well specific local flap designs release post-burn scar contractures. This is because constant tension on wound edges can generate pathological scarring. However, the ability of specific local flap to release post-burn scar contractures is poorly understood. This question was addressed by this study of patients who underwent local flap surgery to release post-burn scar contractures...
October 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079220/himatanthus-drasticus-apocynaceae-latex-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-modulates-cd4-cd8-foxp3-and-hsp-60-expressions-in-sarcoma-180-bearing-mice
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Glauco Jonas Lemos Santos, Emanuele Silva Oliveira, Ana Débora Nunes Pinheiro, Patricia Marçal da Costa, José Claudio Carneiro de Freitas, Francisco Glauco de Araújo Santos, Fernanda Maria Machado Maia, Selene Maia de Morais, Diana Célia Sousa Nunes-Pinheiro
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Brazil, the latex of Himatanthus drasticus is used to treat inflammation, wound healing and cancer. The present study evaluated the antitumoral potential of H. drasticus latex (HdCL) in Sarcoma 180-bearing mice (S180). MATERIALS, METHODS: HdCL was obtained in Crato-CE, Brazil. Qualitative phytochemicals assays, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and microbiological analyzes were performed. Swiss mice were divided into six groups, according to tumor forms: 1) ascitic model, GI (Control; 0...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078056/pain-management-after-outpatient-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Akash Gupta, Kanupriya Kumar, Matthew M Roberts, Austin E Sanders, Mackenzie T Jones, David S Levine, Martin J O'Malley, Mark C Drakos, Andrew J Elliott, Jonathan T Deland, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: The number of opioids prescribed and used has increased precipitously over the past 2 decades for a number of reasons and has led to increases in long-term dependency, opioid-related deaths, and diversion. Most studies examining the role of prescribing habits have investigated nonoperative providers, although there is some literature describing perioperative opioid prescription and use. There are no studies looking at the number of pills consumed after outpatient foot and ankle surgeries, nor are there guidelines for how many pills providers should prescribe...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075527/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-aspiration-of-adventitial-cysts-in-the-occluded-popliteal-artery-clinical-results-and-mr-findings-at-5-year-follow-up
#17
Grzegorz Rosiak, Krzysztof Milczarek, Andrzej Cieszanowski, Olgierd Rowiński
Cystic adventitial disease is a rare disorder that occurs in peripheral arteries. Calf claudication caused by compression of the popliteal artery is a typical presentation of this disease. This is a report of two cases of occluded popliteal artery decompression by percutaneous ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration. In both cases, decompression of the artery was achieved with a significant decrease in the size of adventitial cysts and restoration of flow. Both patients reported complete resolution of symptoms and no calf pain 5 years after the procedure...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073776/distance-between-the-anterior-distal-tibial-edge-and-the-anterior-tibial-artery-in-distraction-and-nondistraction-during-anterior-ankle-arthroscopy-a-cadaveric-study
#18
Ichiro Tonogai, Fumio Hayashi, Yoshihiro Tsuruo, Koichi Sairyo
BACKGROUND: Anterior ankle arthroscopy is widely applied for various osteoarthropathies. However, distraction of the ankle may put the anterior tibial artery (ATA) at risk of injury during the procedure. The purpose of this study was to assess the difference in the distance between the anterior distal tibial edge and the ATA in distraction and nondistraction of the ankle with joint space expansion by saline injection into the joint. METHODS: Eight whole fresh-frozen cadaveric feet (mean age 78...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070055/a-comparison-of-clinical-efficacy-between-different-surgical-approaches-for-popliteal-cyst
#19
Bo Yang, Fengchun Wang, Yanhua Lou, Juan Li, Lei Sun, Lei Gao, Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: A popliteal cyst is a benign swelling with synovial fluid located behind the knee joint. Popliteal cysts are often asymptomatic; however, symptomatic cysts may cause pain and may need surgery interventions. Here, we performed a perspective study to compare the clinical efficacy of different surgical approaches, including traditional open excision and advanced arthroscopic treatment. METHODS: A total of 76 patients with popliteal cysts were assigned into three groups by a randomized complete block design...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069141/intra-arterial-fibrinolysis-for-the-management-of-acute-ischemia-on-a-below-knee-amputation-stump-case-report
#20
Breno Boueri Affonso, Joaquim Maurício da Motta Leal, Rafael Noronha Cavalcante, Priscila Mina Falsarella, Francisco Leonardo Galastri, Rodolfo Souza Cardoso, Felipe Nasser
Preservation of the knee joint has enormous advantages in terms of mobility and rehabilitation of an amputee. Any cause of breakdown requiring revision to an above-knee amputation is a major setback because it reduces the patient's rehabilitative potential. We report a case of intra-arterial thrombolysis use to save a below-knee amputation stump with acute ischemia. A 56-year-old man who sought the emergency department with 1-day history of acute pain on his right below-knee stump. The angiography confirmed popliteal artery occlusion...
October 23, 2017: Einstein
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