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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135355/changes-in-ocular-hemodynamics-after-carotid-artery-angioplasty-and-stenting-caas-in-patients-with-different-severity-of-ocular-ischemic-syndrome
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Feiyan Ma, Jing Su, Qingli Shang, Jingxue Ma, Tongdi Zhang, Xin Wang, Honglei Ma, Jianghua Yu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of carotid artery angioplasty and stenting (CAAS) on patients who were diagnosed with ocular ischemic syndrome (OIS). METHODS: Sixty-four eyes of 64 OIS patients with ipsilateral internal carotid artery stenosis ≥70% were included in the study. The study eyes were divided into two groups according to the presence of iris neovascularization: NVI-absent group and NVI-present group, with 32 eyes, respectively. All patients received ocular treatment modality according to the presence of non-perfusion area (pan-retinal photocoagulation) and intraocular pressure (medical treatment included timolol maleate eye drops combined with brinzolamide eye drop; trabeculectomy and cyclophotocoagulation)...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132880/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-peripheral-or-carotid-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sonia S Anand, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Rafael Diaz, Peter Widimsky, Victor Aboyans, Marco Alings, Ajay K Kakkar, Katalin Keltai, Aldo P Maggioni, Basil S Lewis, Stefan Störk, Jun Zhu, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Patrick J Commerford, Dragos Vinereanu, Nana Pogosova, Lars Ryden, Keith A A Fox, Deepak L Bhatt, Frank Misselwitz, John D Varigos, Thomas Vanassche, Alvaro A Avezum, Edmond Chen, Kelley Branch, Darryl P Leong, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Robert G Hart, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Antiplatelet agents are widely used to reduce these complications. METHODS: This was a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial for which patients were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community practices from 33 countries across six continents. Eligible patients had a history of peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities (previous peripheral bypass surgery or angioplasty, limb or foot amputation, intermittent claudication with objective evidence of peripheral artery disease), of the carotid arteries (previous carotid artery revascularisation or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis of at least 50%), or coronary artery disease with an ankle-brachial index of less than 0·90...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132058/clinical-significance-of-the-coexistence-of-carotid-artery-plaque-and-white-matter-disease-in-patients-with-symptomatic-cerebral-infarction
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Mami Ishikawa, Hitoshi Sugawara, Toshiyuki Tsuji, Mutsumi Nagai, Gen Kusaka, Heiji Naritaka
OBJECTIVES: Symptomatic cerebral infarction (CI) can occur in patients without main cerebral artery stenosis or occlusion. This study investigated the unique features of carotid artery plaque and white matter disease (WMD) in patients with symptomatic CI and transient ischemic attack (TIA) but without stenosis or occlusion of a main cerebral artery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 647 patients who underwent both carotid ultrasound examination and brain magnetic resonance images...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131102/a-case-of-a-4-year-old-female-with-a-primary-spinal-malignancy-presenting-with-froin-s-syndrome
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Andrew T Hale, Gregory P Fricker, Travis W Crook
We report the case of a 4-year-old female with a primary extradural intramedullary atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) leading to a middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarct and Froin's syndrome. She presented with a 6-pound weight loss over the previous week, as well as a decreased urinary output and an altered mental status. She underwent a brain MRI that revealed a left MCA infarct, mild ventriculomegaly, and bilateral internal carotid artery, M1, and A1 stenosis. An external ventricular drain (EVD) was placed due to increased intracranial pressure...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130668/-analysis-on-clinical-characteristic-and-risk-factors-of-patients-coexistence-of-cerebral-artery-stenosis-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm
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Hai-Yan Zhao, Jin-Tao Han, Dong-Sheng Fan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence of intracranial unruptured aneurysms in patients with intracranial artery stenosis,clinical features,and investigate the risk factors for unruptured intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: Medical records from all patients performed with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) who had been treated at Peking University Third Hospital,China,from January 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed to identify cases coexistence with cerebral artery stenosis and unruptured intracranial aneurysm...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130563/serum-lipoprotein-and-rbc-rigidity-index-to-predict-cerebral-infarction-in-patients-with-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Zhiwu Dong, Qiang Guo, Li Sun, Feifei Li, Aihong Zhao, Jingfan Liu, Peipei Qu, Qinghua Zhu, Chunhai Xiao, Fusheng Niu, Shuang Liang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the risk factors and to predict the occurrence of cerebral infarction in patients with carotid artery stenosis. METHODS: Two hundred and one subjects with carotid artery stenosis were retrospectively selected from Jinshan Branch of Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, 115 cases of which with cerebral infarction and 86 without it. Clinical tests were performed including coagulation indices, fasting glucose, serum lipid, and blood rheology...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117648/serum-neuron-specific-enolase-as-a-marker-of-brain-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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Marek Iłżecki, Joanna Iłżecka, Stanisław Przywara, Piotr Terlecki, Aneta Grabarska, Andrzej Stepulak, Tomasz Zubilewicz
In patients with atherosclerotic stenosis of the extracranial segment of internal carotid artery, surgical intervention is an effective method to prevent cerebral ischemic stroke. However, this surgical procedure may cause vascular brain damage. The aim of the study was to investigate consequential brain ischemia-reperfusion injury by measuring the cerebral specific marker, neuron-specific (NSE), in serum of patients having undergone internal carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The study involved 25 patients that underwent CEA due to internal carotid artery stenosis...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114096/fingolimod-protects-against-ischemic-white-matter-damage-by-modulating-microglia-toward-m2-polarization-via-stat3-pathway
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Chuan Qin, Wen-Hui Fan, Qian Liu, Ke Shang, Madhuvika Murugan, Long-Jun Wu, Wei Wang, Dai-Shi Tian
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: White matter (WM) ischemic injury, a major neuropathological feature of cerebral small vessel diseases, is an important cause of vascular cognitive impairment in later life. The pathogenesis of demyelination after WM ischemic damage are often accompanied by microglial activation. Fingolimod (FTY720) was approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis for its immunosuppression property. In this study, we evaluated the neuroprotective potential of FTY720 in a WM ischemia model...
November 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113863/long-term-outcomes-after-carotid-artery-stenting-of-patients-with-prior-neck-irradiation-or-surgery
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Ho-Hin K Choy, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Ryan Cotter, Gagan D Singh, R Kevin Rogers, Stephen W Waldo, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is often performed in patients with carotid artery stenosis who have relative contraindications to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), including hostile neck anatomy (e.g., history of neck irradiation or prior surgery). We examined the impact of hostile neck anatomy on long-term outcomes after CAS. METHODS: All carotid artery stent procedures performed at two institutions from 2006 to 2016 were reviewed. Routine duplex carotid ultrasound was used to assess target lesion restenosis at regular intervals...
September 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111018/embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source-the-role-of-the-nonstenotic-carotid-plaque
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Zachary Bulwa, Ajay Gupta
Cryptogenic stroke, or stroke of undetermined cause, presents a remarkably challenging dilemma for the treating physician as there are limited therapeutic options to prevent recurrence. Roughly one third of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and ischemic strokes are classified as cryptogenic, with an even greater proportion in young patients. While classification systems have been successfully used in trials to refine therapeutic approaches specific to subtype, there has been little progress made in secondary prevention of cryptogenic stroke...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109328/semi-automated-carotid-lumen-segmentation-in-computed-tomography-angiography-images
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Hamid Reza Hemmati, Mahdi Alizadeh, Alireza Kamali-Asl, Shapour Shirani
Carotid artery stenosis causes narrowing of carotid lumens and may lead to brain infarction. The purpose of this study was to develop a semi-automated method of segmenting vessel walls, surrounding tissues, and more importantly, the carotid artery lumen by contrast computed tomography angiography (CTA) images and to define the severity of stenosis and present a three-dimensional model of the carotid for visual inspection. In vivo contrast CTA images of 14 patients (7 normal subjects and 7 patients undergoing endarterectomy) were analyzed using a multi-step segmentation algorithm...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107894/web-based-accurate-measurements-of-carotid-lumen-diameter-and-stenosis-severity-an-ultrasound-based-clinical-tool-for-stroke-risk-assessment-during-multicenter-clinical-trials
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Luca Saba, Sumit K Banchhor, Narendra D Londhe, Tadashi Araki, John R Laird, Ajay Gupta, Andrew Nicolaides, Jasjit S Suri
BACKGROUND: This pilot study presents a completely automated, novel, smart, cloud-based, point-of-care system for (a) carotid lumen diameter (LD); (b) stenosis severity index (SSI) and (c) total lumen area (TLA) measurement using B-mode ultrasound. The proposed system was (i) validated against manual reading taken by the Neurologist and (ii) benchmarked against the commercially available system. METHOD: One hundred patients (73 M/27 F, mean age: 68 ± 11 years), institutional review board approved, written informed consent, consisted of left/right common carotid artery (200 ultrasound scans) were acquired using a 7...
October 23, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107637/overlapped-stenting-is-associated-with-postoperative-hypotension-after-carotid-artery-stenting
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Daizo Ishii, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Takahito Okazaki, Toshinori Matsushige, Katsuhiro Shinagawa, Nobuhiko Ichinose, Kaoru Kurisu
BACKGROUND: Hypotension (HT) is well recognized to frequently occur during and after carotid artery stenting (CAS), which sometimes causes postoperative complications such as stroke or myocardial infarction. This study aimed to examine the risk factors associated with HT after CAS based on the hypothesis that overlapped stenting may affect postoperative HT. METHODS: A total of 106 lesions in 95 patients with carotid artery stenosis who underwent CAS were reviewed...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107156/advantages-of-staged-angioplasty-in-a-patient-with-internal-carotid-artery-pseudo-occlusion-besides-prevention-of-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome
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Satoshi Takahashi, Takenori Akiyama, Jin Nakahara, Takahito Yoshizaki, Norihiro Suzuki, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Staged angioplasty for carotid artery stenosis has been reported to be effective in preventing postoperative cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) in patients with severe carotid stenosis; thus, it is also recommended for patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) pseudo-occlusion, the treatment strategy for which is controversial. CASE DESCRIPTION: This study reports the case of an Asian male in his 50s who suffered from motor aphasia and right-side weakness due to pseudo-occlusion of the left ICA...
October 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103477/atherosclerotic-plaque-features-and-distribution-in-bilateral-carotid-arteries-of-asymptomatic-elderly-population-a-3d-multicontrast-mr-vessel-wall-imaging-study
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Ying Cai, Le He, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen, Qiang Zhang, Rui Li, Cheng Li, Xihai Zhao
PURPOSE: This study sought to investigate the characteristics of morphology, compositions and distribution of carotid atherosclerotic plaques in asymptomatic elderly population using three dimensional (3D) multicontrast magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 146 asymptomatic elderly subjects (≥60years) were recruited and underwent 3D multicontrast MR vessel wall imaging for bilateral carotid arteries on a 3.0T MR scanner. The presence of carotid atherosclerotic plaque was determined and the stenosis was measured...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102392/brachiocephalic-arterial-occlusive-disease-presenting-as-limb-shaking-transient-ischemic-attacks
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Eric D Goldstein, Rocco Cannistraro, Stephen English, Rocio Vazquez Do Campo, Benjamin Eidelman
Limb-shaking transient ischemic attacks (LSTIAs) are a phenomenon that occurs due to transient hypoperfusion to a cerebral motor territory with a chronically outstripped autoregulatory vascular reserve. First described in 1962 by Miller Fisher, the pathogenesis and the global understanding of this presentation have undergone a significant advancement throughout the years. Typically, patients will present with this syndrome of transient hypoperfusion in the context of extracranial carotid intrinsic vessel stenosis or by intracranial vascular stenosis to select motor pathways...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100856/recanalization-after-extracranial-dissection-effect-of-antiplatelet-compared-with-anticoagulant-therapy
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Preethi Ramchand, Michael T Mullen, Aaron Bress, Robert Hurst, Scott E Kasner, Brett L Cucchiara, Steven R Messé
BACKGROUND: Cervical arterial dissection is a leading cause of stroke in young patients, yet optimal management remains controversial. Existing studies focusing on recurrent stroke were underpowered to demonstrate differences between antithrombotic strategies. Vessel recanalization is a more prevalent outcome and is potentially clinically important. We aimed to assess recanalization rates with anticoagulation compared with antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: We studied a single-center retrospective cohort of patients with extracranial carotid or vertebral artery dissection...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098320/iatrogenic-vessel-dissection-in-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
Barbara Goeggel Simonetti, Justine Hulliger, Etienne Mathier, Simon Jung, Urs Fischer, Hakan Sarikaya, Johannes Slotboom, Gerhard Schroth, Pasquale Mordasini, Jan Gralla, Marcel Arnold
PURPOSE: Knowledge about the localization and outcome of iatrogenic dissection (ID) during endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is limited. We aimed to determine the frequency, clinical aspects and morphology of ID in endovascular AIS treatment and to identify predictors of this complication. METHODS: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) of ID carried out during endovascular treatment between January 2000 and March 2012 have been re-evaluated. The ID localization and morphology were analyzed and related to the interventional techniques...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097799/dual-targeting-improves-capture-of-ultrasound-microbubbles-towards-activated-platelets-but-yields-no-additional-benefit-for-imaging-of-arterial-thrombosis
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F Günther, T Heidt, M Kramer, E Khanicheh, A L Klibanov, A Geibel-Zehender, E A Ferrante, I Hilgendorf, D Wolf, A Zirlik, J Reinöhl, C Bode, K Peter, B A Kaufmann, C von Zur Mühlen
Platelets can be found on the surface of inflamed and ruptured atherosclerotic plaques. Thus, targeting of activated platelets may allow for molecular imaging of vulnerable atherosclerotic lesions. We here investigated microbubbles (MB) functionalized with the selectin ligand sialyl Lewis(a) individually (MBsLea) or dually with sLe(a) and an antibody targeting ligand-induced binding sites of the activated GPIIb/IIIa receptor (MBDual). Assessed by in vitro flow chamber, targeted MB exhibited increased adhesion to platelets as compared to MBControl...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096833/specific-lp-a-apheresis-a-tool-to-prove-lipoprotein-a-atherogenicity
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S N Pokrovsky, O I Afanasieva, M S Safarova, T V Balakhonova, Yu G Matchin, I Y U Adamova, G A Konovalov, M V Ezhov
BACKGROUND: An elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) level is observed in more than 30% of patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). We conducted an investigation of the effects of specific Lp(a) apheresis on the progression of atherosclerosis in SIHD patients with Lp(a) levels greater than 50 mg/dL. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 15 patients diagnosed with SIHD based on symptom-driven coronary angiography findings, with Lp(a) ≥50 mg/dL and a low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) ≤2...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
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