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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150492/predictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-mitral-valve-intervention
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Kenya Kusunose, Nancy A Obuchowski, Marc Gillinov, Zoran B Popovic, Scott D Flamm, Brian P Griffin, Deborah H Kwon
BACKGROUND: Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with substantial risk of death. Although surgical mitral valve intervention (MVi) may improve symptoms, it has not been shown to improve survival. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of mortality in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation and MVi. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 117 consecutive patients (age, 65±10 years) with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance and subsequent MVi between January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2012...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149817/high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-dysfunction-and-future-of-hdl
#2
Sibel Ertek
Although high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are inversely proportional to cardiovascular risk in many studies, recent pharmacological interventional studies with HDL-C raising strategies did not show a benefit in terms of vascular events. The HDL particle is heterogenous with anti-atherogenic functions and non-vascular effects. Many factors affect HDL components and may either cause compositional changes, post-translational modifications of proteins, or alter lipids and other cargo molecules; generally these factors cause more than one of these changes, resulting in functional differences...
November 16, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149745/household-air-pollution-and-chronic-hypoxia-in-the-placenta-of-pregnant-nigerian-women-a-randomized-controlled-ethanol-cookstove-intervention
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Anindita Dutta, Galina Khramstova, Katherine Brito, Donee Alexander, Ariel Mueller, Sireesha Chinthala, Damilola Adu, Tope Ibigbami, John Olamijulo, Abayomi Odetunde, Kehinde Adigun, Liese Pruitt, Ian Hurley, Olufunmilayo Olopade, Oladosu Ojengbede, Sarosh Rana, Christopher O Olopade
BACKGROUND: Household air pollution (HAP) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Investigate impact of in-utero HAP exposure on placental development and chronic hypoxia. METHODS: Markers of chronic placental hypoxia [Hofbauer cells (HBC), syncytial knots (SK), chorionic vascular density (cVD) and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)] were stained by hematoxylin-eosin and/or immunohistochemically in placenta samples collected from firewood-/kerosene-users (A,n=16), and ethanol-users (B,n=20) that participated in a randomized controlled intervention trial in Ibadan, Nigeria...
November 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148253/quantification-of-vascular-damage-in-acute-kidney-injury-with-fluorine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy
#4
Jeremy K Moore, Junjie Chen, Hua Pan, Joseph P Gaut, Sanjay Jain, Samuel A Wickline
PURPOSE: To design a fluorine MRI/MR spectroscopy approach to quantify renal vascular damage after ischemia-reperfusion injury, and the therapeutic response to antithrombin nanoparticles (NPs) to protect kidney function. METHODS: A total of 53 rats underwent 45 min of bilateral renal artery occlusion and were treated at reperfusion with either plain perfluorocarbon NPs or NPs functionalized with a direct thrombin inhibitor (PPACK:phenyalanine-proline-arginine-chloromethylketone)...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148242/infrapopliteal-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-critical-limb-ischemia-the-time-has-come-for-collaborative-streamlined-diagnostic-and-treatment-paradigms
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EDITORIAL
Michael S Levy
The diagnosis, surveillance, and management of infrapopliteal critical limb ischemia remain inconsistent among clinicians. This study demonstrates that using an absolute ankle pressure of >73 mm Hg or an absolute toe pressure increase of 1 mm Hg or greater post endovascular intervention in patients with infrapopliteal critical limb ischemia may be predictive of a reduction in target limb revascularization, amputation, and death. This study highlights the need for vascular societies to come together to promote standardized screening, surveillance, and treatment paradigms for this complex population...
November 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148219/breaking-free-from-vascular-confinement-status-and-prospects-for-submicron-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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REVIEW
Carly Pellow, David E Goertz, Gang Zheng
The development of encapsulated microbubbles (~1-6 μm) has expanded the utility of ultrasound from soft tissue anatomical imaging to not only functional intravascular imaging, but therapeutic interventions, with compelling studies of elicited biological effects. The large diameter of these bubbles has confined their utility to the vasculature, but converging interdisciplinary research pathways are giving rise to new submicron ultrasound contrast agents capable of extending their effects beyond the vascular compartment...
November 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148095/vascular-complications-after-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-and-venous-access-closure-using-suture-or-closure-device
#7
Birgit Steppich, Felix Stegmüller, Philipp Moritz Rumpf, Jürgen Pache, Carolin Sonne, Hasema Lesevic, Daniel Braun, Jörg Hausleiter, Albert Markus Kasel, Ilka Ott
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of different access-site closure strategies, suture or closure device (Proglide, Abbott Vascular), on vascular and bleeding complications after percutaneous mitral valve repair (MitraClip, Abbott Vascular). BACKGROUND: Considering the high-risk profile in patients receiving percutaneous mitral valve repair, complications related to the large 24 Fr access sheath and its relation to the closure technique have not been evaluated so far...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148007/how-to-treat-arteriovenous-graft-infection-total-versus-partial-graft-excision
#8
Suh Min Kim, Seung-Kee Min, Sanghyun Ahn, Sang-Il Min, Jongwon Ha, Jung Kee Chung
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous graft (AVG) infection can result in life-threatening sepsis and loss of vascular access. A retrospective study was performed to establish an appropriate treatment strategy for AVG infection. METHODS: A total of 50 cases of AVG infection were treated between January 2005 and June 2016. The surgical methods used were total graft excision (TGE) (n = 34), or partial graft excision (PGE) with interposition graft (n = 16). RESULTS: Infection was noted at a puncture site (n = 22), a prior incision for surgery or endovascular therapy (n = 20), and abandoned (currently unused) grafts (n = 5)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147816/development-of-pseudoaneurysm-in-cesarean-section-scar-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Shunki Kiyokawa, Tatsuyuki Chiyoda, Kazunori Ueno, Keiko Saotome, Seon-Hye Kim, Sakura Nakada
Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy. It is becoming more common, but it can lead to uterine rupture and severe hemorrhage. Here, we report a case of a 37-year-old woman with CSP complicated with pseudoaneurysm. The pseudoaneurysm emerged following focal injection of methotrexate (MTX) and potassium chloride with systemic MTX treatment. Due to a risk of sudden bleeding, uterine artery embolization (UAE) was recommended, but the patient hoped to avoid this if possible. Because the serum human chorionic gonadotropin level and the gestational sac were still persistent, dilation and curettage were performed with interventional radiologists on standby...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147473/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-versus-metallic-stent-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-results-of-the-aida-trial
#10
Syed Raza Shah, Mazia Fatima, Amin Muhammad Dharani, Waqas Shahnawaz, Syed Arbab Shah
Drug-eluting stents have significantly improved the long-term outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by decreasing the excessive growth of neointima. However, conventional stents have some limitations. PCI with a bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) has emerged as an alternative since the presence of the prosthesis in the coronary artery is transient. A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel of experts recommended approval of BVS based on the analysis of its risks and rewards in July 2016...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146747/tgf-%C3%AE-1-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-inhibits-pseudoaneurysm-formation-after-aortic-patch-angioplasty
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Hualong Bai, Jung Seok Lee, Haidi Hu, Tun Wang, Toshihiko Isaji, Shirley Liu, Jianming Guo, Haiyang Liu, Katharine Wolf, Shun Ono, Xiangjiang Guo, Bogdan Yatsula, Ying Xing, Tarek M Fahmy, Alan Dardik
OBJECTIVE: Pseudoaneurysms remain a significant complication after vascular procedures. We hypothesized that TGF-β (transforming growth factor-β) signaling plays a mechanistic role in the development of pseudoaneurysms. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Aortic pericardial patch angioplasty was associated with a high incidence (88%) of pseudoaneurysms at 30 days, with increased smad2 phosphorylation in small pseudoaneurysms but not in large pseudoaneurysms; TGF-β1 receptors were increased in small pseudoaneurysms and preserved in large pseudoaneurysms...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146648/economic-evaluation-of-an-e-mental-health-intervention-for-patients-with-retinal-exudative-diseases-who-receive-intraocular-anti-vegf-injections-e-pseye-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hilde P A van der Aa, Ger H M B van Rens, Frank D Verbraak, Machteld Bosscha, Marc A Koopmanschap, Hannie C Comijs, Pim Cuijpers, Ruth M A van Nispen
INTRODUCTION: Because of the great potential of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (anti-VEGF) for retinal exudative diseases, an increased number of patients receives this treatment. However, during this treatment, patients are subjected to frequent invasive intravitreal injections, and the effects on reversing the process of vision loss are uncertain, which may have negative consequences for patients' mental health. One in three patients experience at least mild symptoms of depression/anxiety...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146618/management-of-adverse-events-associated-with-cabozantinib-therapy-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Manuela Schmidinger, Romano Danesi
Cabozantinib was recently approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after treatment with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy. Cabozantinib is a multikinase inhibitor targeting VEGF receptor (VEGFR) 2, mesenchymal-epithelial transition receptor, and "anexelekto" receptor tyrosine kinase. A 60-mg daily dose led to improved overall survival and progression-free survival (PFS) versus everolimus in advanced RCC patients as a second- or later-line treatment in the METEOR trial...
November 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146022/performance-of-j-cto-and-progress-cto-scores-in-predicting-angiographic-success-and-long-term-outcomes-of-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-for-chronic-total-occlusions
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Farshad Forouzandeh, Jon Suh, Eric Stahl, Yi-An Ko, Suegene Lee, Udit Joshi, Nitin Sabharwal, Zakaria Almuwaqqat, Rounak Gandhi, Hee Su Lee, Sung Gyun Ahn, Bill D Gogas, John S Douglas, Gregory Robertson, Wissam Jaber, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Emmanouil S Brilakis, William J Nicholson, Spencer B King, Habib Samady
Patient selection for and predicting clinical outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain challenging. We hypothesized that both J-CTO (Multicenter Chronic Total Occlusion Registry of Japan) and PROGRESS CTO (Prospective Global Registry for the Study of Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention) scores will predict not only angiographic success but also long-term clinical outcomes of the patients who underwent PCI of CTO. Of 325 CTO PCIs performed at 2 Emory University hospitals from January 2012 to August 2015, 249 patients with complete baseline clinical, angiographic and follow-up data, were included in this analysis...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145350/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-complications-related-to-transfemoral-arterial-procedures
#15
Eun Ju Chun
The transfemoral arterial approach is used to gain access for angiography, percutaneous coronary interventions, or various endovascular therapies. To decrease the risk of procedure-related vascular complications, it is recommended to puncture the common femoral artery in its middle segment. However, due to inadequate access or anatomical variability, various complications, including hematoma, pseudoaneurysm, arteriovenous fistula, thrombosis, or dissection, can occur after transfemoral arterial interventions...
August 25, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144251/evaluation-of-dorsal-midline-discolorations-with-physical-examination-and-ultrasound
#16
Liat Ben-Sira, Penina Ponger, Shlomi Constantini
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between dorsal midline skin discolorations, tethering of the spinal cord, and the role of ultrasound screening of these stigmata, focusing specifically on vascular lesions. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a prospective observational study of infants <6 months of age with suspicious dorsal midline skin stigmata. All were evaluated by physical examination and ultrasound scan. A subset also had a magnetic resonance imaging examination...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144207/exploring-physical-activity-behaviour-needs-for-and-interest-in-a-technology-delivered-home-based-exercise-programme-among-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
#17
Nils Cornelis, Roselien Buys, Inge Fourneau, Tijl Dewit, Véronique Cornelissen
BACKGROUND: Supervised walking is a first line therapy in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with complaints of intermittent claudication. However, uptake of supervised programmes is low. Home-based exercise seems an appealing alternative; especially since technological advances, such as tele-coaching and tele-monitoring, may facilitate the process and support patients when adopting a physically active lifestyle. To guide the development of such an intervention, it is important to identify barriers of physical activity and the needs and interests for technology-enabled exercise in this patient group...
November 16, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141890/british-thoracic-society-clinical-statement-on-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
#18
Claire L Shovlin, Robin Condliffe, James W Donaldson, David G Kiely, Stephen J Wort
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are structurally abnormal vascular communications that provide a continuous right-to-left shunt between pulmonary arteries and veins. Their importance stems from the risks they pose (>1 in 4 patients will have a paradoxical embolic stroke, abscess or myocardial infarction while life-threatening haemorrhage affects 1 in 100 women in pregnancy), opportunities for risk prevention, surprisingly high prevalence and under-appreciation, thus representing a challenging condition for practising healthcare professionals...
December 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140523/sequential-coiling-assisted-deployment-of-flow-diverter-for-treatment-of-fusiform-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysms
#19
Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Philip G R Schmalz, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Fusiform intracranial aneurysms remain challenging lesions to treat. These aneurysms have historically required bypass procedures or clip remodeling constructs for cure. Recently, endovascular specialists have reported experience with flow diversion for complex fusiform aneurysms of the vertebrobasilar system, with mixed results. Vascular anatomy for anterior circulation fusiform aneurysms may make these lesions more amenable to flow diversion and embolization procedures; however, published experience with these techniques is lacking...
November 11, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139601/utility-of-the-acc-aha-lesion-classification-as-a-predictor-of-procedural-30-day-and-12-month-outcomes-in-the-contemporary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-era
#20
James Theuerle, Matias B Yudi, Omar Farouque, Nick Andrianopoulos, Peter Scott, Andrew E Ajani, Angela Brennan, Stephen J Duffy, Christopher M Reid, David J Clark
BACKGROUND: Correlations between the ACC/AHA coronary lesion classification and clinical outcomes in the contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) era are not well established. METHODS: We analyzed clinical characteristics and outcomes according to ACC/AHA lesion classification (A, B1, B2, C) in 13,701 consecutive patients from the Melbourne Interventional Group (MIG) registry. Patients presenting with STEMI, cardiogenic shock and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were excluded...
November 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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