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Lower limb ischemia

Hiroshi Chadani, Soichiro Usui, Oto Inoue, Takashi Kusayama, Shin-Ichiro Takashima, Takeshi Kato, Hisayoshi Murai, Hiroshi Furusho, Ayano Nomura, Hirofumi Misu, Toshinari Takamura, Shuichi Kaneko, Masayuki Takamura
Selenoprotein P (SeP), a liver-derived secretory protein, functions as a selenium supply protein in the body. SeP has been reported to be associated with insulin resistance in humans through serial analysis of gene expression. Recently, SeP has been found to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor-stimulated cell proliferation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells, and impair angiogenesis in a mouse hind limb model. In this study, the role of SeP in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury has been investigated...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sonia S Anand, Francois Caron, John W Eikelboom, Jackie Bosch, Leanne Dyal, Victor Aboyans, Maria Teresa Abola, Kelley R H Branch, Katalin Keltai, Deepak L Bhatt, Peter Verhamme, Keith A A Fox, Nancy Cook-Bruns, Vivian Lanius, Stuart J Connolly, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) are at increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and major adverse limb events (MALE). There is limited information on the prognosis of patients who suffer MALE. OBJECTIVES: Among participants with lower extremity PAD, we investigated: 1) if hospitalizations, MACE, amputations, and deaths are higher after first episode of MALE compared with PAD patients who do not experience MALE and 2) the impact of treatment with low dose rivaroxaban and aspirin compared to aspirin alone on the incidence of MALE, peripheral vascular interventions, and all peripheral vascular outcomes over a median follow-up of 21 months...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Katharine M Hinchcliff, Jessica Crockett, Steven W Thorpe, Christopher O Bayne
Long ischemia times adversely affect free flap survival, and large muscle flaps are particularly vulnerable. Hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) is a well-established method of organ preservation, and recent literature has detailed the use of HMP to extend free flap ischemia times, predominantly in the laboratory setting. One limitation in the study and adoption of free flap HMP has been the availability of standardized perfusion machinery, as thus far institutions have built their own devices. We present a case of a 75-year-old woman with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of her right proximal femur...
March 14, 2018: Microsurgery
Saroj Neupane, Sushruth Edla, Eesha Maidona, Matthew C Sweet, Susan Szpunar, Thomas Davis, Thomas A LaLonde, Rajendra H Mehta, Howard S Rosman, Hiroshi Yamasaki
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of diabetes mellitus (DM) with clinical and angiographic characteristics and outcomes of patients with popliteal and infrapopliteal peripheral arterial disease (PAD) undergoing peripheral vascular intervention (PVI). BACKGROUND: Clinical features and outcomes in patients with DM and popliteal or infrapopliteal PAD undergoing PVI are not well described. METHODS: Using the data from the laser in popliteal and infrapopliteal stenosis study, we retrospectively examined the association of diabetes with clinical and angiographic characteristics and risk adjusted short- and intermediate term outcomes (all cause death, major adverse events (MAE) [composite of death, ipsilateral major amputation, or repeat revascularization]) in patients with popliteal and infrapopliteal PAD undergoing PVI for critical limb ischemia treated either with laser-assisted balloon angioplasty or balloon angioplasty alone...
March 14, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Chunyan Wang, Haobo Li, Sheng Wang, Xiaowen Mao, Dan Yan, Stanley S Wong, Zhengyuan Xia, Michael G Irwin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Protein kinase C(PKC)-ε activation is a mechanism of preconditioning cardioprotection but its role in repeated non-invasive limb ischemic preconditioning (rNLIP) mediated cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in diabetes is unknown. METHODS: Eight-week streptozotocin-induced diabetic and non-diabetic Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to I/R without or with rNLIP. In vitro, H9C2 cells were cultured with high glucose (HG) and subjected to hypoxia/re-oxygenation (H/R) without or with PKC-ε or STAT3 gene knock-down in the absence or presence of remote time hypoxia preconditioning (HPC)...
March 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yidan Zhang, Wei Guo, Xiaodong Tang, Rongli Yang, Taiqiang Yan, Sen Dong, Shidong Wang, Nikolas Zaphiros
BACKGROUND: Although aortic balloon occlusion has been shown to reduce blood loss during sacral tumor resections, it has not been validated in larger sacral tumors involving the lower lumbar spine. If such an approach were shown to be associated with less blood loss, it might aid the tumor surgeon in resecting these difficult tumors. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is the use of aortic balloon occlusion associated with reduced blood loss in sacral tumor resections when the lower lumbar spine is also involved? (2) Does the use of the aortic balloon prolong total operating time? (3) What complications are associated with the use of a balloon? METHODS: We retrospectively studied all 56 patients diagnosed with sacral tumors involving the lower lumbar spine (L4, L5) who were treated surgically between 2004 and 2015 at our institute...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Hallie E Baer-Bositis, Taylor D Hicks, Georges M Haidar, Matthew J Sideman, Lori L Pounds, Mark G Davies
OBJECTIVE: Tibial interventions for critical limb ischemia are now commonplace. Restenosis and occlusion remain barriers to durability after intervention. The aim of this study was to examine the patient-centered outcomes of open and endovascular reintervention for symptomatic recurrent disease after a primary isolated tibial endovascular intervention. METHODS: A database of patients undergoing isolated primary lower extremity tibial endovascular interventions between 2006 and 2016 was retrospectively queried...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Dale G Wilson, Sheena K Harris, Chandler Barton, Jeffrey D Crawford, Amir F Azarbal, Enjae Jung, Erica L Mitchell, Gregory J Landry, Gregory L Moneta
OBJECTIVE: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a well-established measure of distal perfusion in lower extremity ischemia; however, the ABI is of limited value in patients with noncompressible lower extremity arteries. We sought to demonstrate whether duplex ultrasound-determined tibial artery velocities can be used as an alternative to ABI as an objective performance measure after endovascular treatment of above-knee arterial stenosis. METHODS: Thirty-six patients undergoing above-knee endovascular intervention had preprocedure and postprocedure duplex ultrasound examination within 6 months of intervention...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Frank M Davis, Jeremy Albright, Katherine A Gallagher, Hitinder S Gurm, Gerald C Koenig, Theodore Schreiber, P Michael Grossman, Peter K Henke
OBJECTIVES: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) of the lower extremity is a potentially devastating condition that requires urgent and definitive management. This challenging scenario is often treated with endovascular, open surgical, or hybrid revascularization in an urgent basis, but the comparative effects of such therapies remain poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of endovascular, open surgical, and hybrid revascularization for ALI in the contemporary era. METHODS: A large statewide cardiovascular consortium of 45 hospitals was queried for patients between January 2012 and June 2015 who underwent an endovascular, open surgical, or hybrid revascularization for ALI deemed at high risk of limb loss if not treated within 24 hours (Rutherford class IIA or IIB)...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Saritphat Orrapin, Saranat Orrapin, Supapong Arwon, Kittipan Rerkasem
Objective : Compartment syndrome (CS) is serious complication following revascularization of acute limb ischemia (ALI). However, predictive factors associated with CS remain unclear. This study aimed to identify these predictive factors. Materials and Methods : Twenty-two patients who presented with non-traumatic ALI between November 2013 and October 2015 were enrolled and monitored for CS in this prospective cohort study. Predictive factors were compared between the CS and non-CS groups. Results : There were 5 patients in the CS group and 17 patients in the non-CS group...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Katarzyna Pawlaczyk, Marcin Gabriel, Daria A Strzelecka-Węklar, Zbigniew Krasiński, Michal Stanisic, Zofia Gabriel, Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz, Zygmunt Adamski
Introduction: Peripheral microembolism is one of the most frequent causes of acute limb ischemia. In order to effectively prevent relapses it is essential to localize and eliminate the source of embolism. Aim: To evaluate the role of Duplex Doppler ultrasound examination in identifying the causes of blue toe syndrome (BTS). Material and methods: The group of 165 patients with clinical symptoms of BTS on their upper limbs ( n = 16) and lower limbs ( n = 149) was investigated...
October 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Romeo Martini
In this review 14 studies were identified reporting the treatment strategy in 4891 patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) with the aim to investigate if the strategy of treatment of the first episode of CLI has changed during the last 15-20 years. A computer research has been performed on PubMed and Scopus databases on November 2016. The used terms for the investigation about studies evaluating the strategy of treatment of CLI at the first-time presentation, have been "critical leg ischemia", "critical limb ischemia", "critical lower limb ischemia" along with the terms "placebo", "medical treatment" and/or "conservative" revascularisation, surgical revascularisation, endovascular revascularisation, hybrid revascularisation and primary amputation...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Sevan Komshian, Thomas W Cheng, Alik Farber, Marc L Schermerhorn, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Douglas W Jones, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Retrograde popliteal artery (RPA) access to treat superficial femoral artery and popliteal artery disease is an option when treatment through common femoral artery (CFA) access is not possible. Our goal was to compare the safety and efficacy of RPA access with CFA access for treatment of femoral and popliteal artery lesions. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative was queried for all patients undergoing RPA access from 2010 to 2016 for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Atish Chopra, Amir F Azarbal, Enjae Jung, Cherrie Z Abraham, Timothy K Liem, Gregory J Landry, Gregory L Moneta, Erica L Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: Major lower extremity amputations (MLEAs) remain a significant source of disability. It is unknown whether postamputation functional outcomes and outcome predictability have changed with a population of increasingly aging and obese patients. Accordingly, we sought to evaluate contemporary trends. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients undergoing MLEA using Current Procedural Terminology codes in a university hospital...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
William Curtis, Motoyo Yano
Acute pathology in the abdominal aorta is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The most feared complication of abdominal aortic disease is acute rupture in the setting of atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm. Although frank rupture often is easily diagnosed on CT, other findings such as a hyperattenuating crescent, discontinuous intimal calcium, and draping of the aorta are subtle signs of aneurysm instability. A true aneurysm should be distinguished from a rapidly growing, saccular pseudoaneurysm in the setting of infectious aortitis, as treatment strategy differs...
March 1, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Varun Mehta, Varun Chowdhary, Cheryl Lin, Marlena Jbara, Shirley Hanna
Elevation of pressure within tightly bound myofascial compartments has detrimental consequences if not treated promptly, leading to a loss of circulation, ischemia, myonecrosis, nerve damage, and limb loss. They are commonly seen in the distal upper and lower extremities; however, compartment syndrome of the hand is rarely encountered and prompt recognition can prevent permanent damage and tissue loss. This case study presents a complicated case of compartment syndrome of the hand and discusses the interrelationship between compartment syndrome and rhabdomyolysis...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Toshio Takayama, Jon S Matsumura
BACKGROUND: Complete revascularization, achieving inline flow to the foot through at least 1 patent tibioperoneal artery, is considered to be desirable for treating critical limb ischemia (CLI). Hybrid procedure, combined femoral endarterectomy and endovascular treatment, is commonly performed on patients with CLI because they often present with complicated lower extremity lesions involving the common femoral artery. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of complete revascularization (CR) achieved by hybrid procedure on limb salvage in patients with CLI...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Fadi Saab, Michael R Jaff, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Gwennan D Engen, Theresa N McGoff, George Adams, Ashraf Al-Dadah, Philip P Goodney, Farhan Khawaja, Jihad A Mustapha
PURPOSE: To present the chronic total occlusion (CTO) crossing approach based on plaque cap morphology (CTOP) classification system and assess its ability to predict successful lesion crossing. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of imaging and procedure data from 114 consecutive symptomatic patients (mean age 69±11 years; 84 men) with claudication (Rutherford category 3) or critical limb ischemia (Rutherford category 4-6) who underwent endovascular interventions for 142 CTOs...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Grigol Keshelava, Nikoloz Vashakmadze, Sulkhan Jaiani, Davit Kovziridze, Gela Kurashvili
Atrial myxoma is the most common benign tumor of the heart; moreover, atrial myxoma embolization to the peripheral vessels is rare. We present an unusual case of total acute infrarenal aortic occlusion resulting from embolic implantation from a left ventricular myxoma. A 37-year-old man with acute lower limbs ischemia, spinal cord ischemia, and acute renal insufficiency was urgently operated and discharged after surgery.
March 2018: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
Samuel Fernández, Juan Carlos Parodi, Fabián Moscovich, Camilo Pulmari
BACKGROUND: Medical treatment of disabling intermittent claudication or critical limb threatening ischemia causing rest pain often fails or has partial response. METHODS: In this pilot study thirty-six patients (12 females) affected by disabling intermittent claudication or rest pain of the lower extremities were exposed to a daily 3 L water intake for up to six weeks. Cutaneous foot temperature, ankle/brachial index, time and distance of claudication and pain intensity were recorded before and at the completion of the hydration period...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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