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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334511/evaluation-of-recombinant-factor-viia-tranexamic-acid-and-desmopressin-to-reduce-prasugrel-related-bleeding-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-study-in-a-rabbit-model
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Fanny Bonhomme, Thomas Lecompte, Charles M Samama, Anne Godier, Pierre Fontana
BACKGROUND: Prasugrel is a thienopyridine that inhibits platelet aggregation more rapidly and effectively than clopidogrel, with an increased bleeding risk. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of three nonspecific haemostatic drugs - recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa), tranexamic acid and desmopressin (DDAVP) - to limit blood loss after administration of prasugrel in a rabbit model of bleeding while also evaluating any prothrombotic effects...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334161/the-role-of-neurosonology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease-a-review
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Odysseas Kargiotis, Apostolos Safouris, Georgios Magoufis, Maria Georgala, Andromachi Roussopoulou, Eleftherios Stamboulis, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Andreas Lazaris, George Geroulakos, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a common cause of ischemic stroke with high rates of recurrence. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) are highly recommended for the secondary prevention of symptomatic CAD during the first 14 days following the index event of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. CEA or CAS may also be offered in selected cases with severe asymptomatic stenosis. Herein, we review the utility of neurosonology in the diagnosis and pre-/peri-interventional assessment of CAD patients who undergo carotid revascularization procedures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329733/association-between-leukoaraiosis-and-cerebral-blood-flow-territory-alteration-in-asymptomatic-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Y-F Chen, Y-S Kuo, W-C Wu, S-C Tang, S-F Jiang
AIM: To test the hypothesis that leukoaraiosis (also known as white matter lesion) is associated with cerebral blood flow territory change as revealed by territorial arterial spin-labeling (TASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis (aICAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this study. Thirty-three patients with aICAS were included prospectively and divided into high-grade (ultrasonographic stenosis ≥70%, n=17) and low-grade (n=16) groups; 16 healthy subjects were also included...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327345/serum-lipoprotein-a-predicts-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-stenosis
#4
Fabio Rigamonti, Federico Carbone, Fabrizio Montecucco, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Fabienne Burger, Aline Roth, Maria Bertolotto, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Domenico Palombo, Aldo Pende, Franco Dallegri, François Mach, Stefano Bertolini, Livia Pisciotta
Different cut-off values of serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] were recently identified in order to better stratify cardiovascular risk categories. Both pathophysiological and prognostic values of Lp(a) remain unclear. Here, the prognostic value of Lp(a) and its correlation with intraplaque features were assessed in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis undergoing endarterectomy (n=180). The cut-off value of 10 mg/dL for serum Lp(a) was selected to predict 24-month follow-up acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In addition, the association between serum Lp(a) and intraplaque lipids, collagen, inflammatory and vascular cells was assessed...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326849/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-carotid-artery-disease
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Akın Çakır, Eyüp Düzgün, Serkan Demir, Yavuz Çakır, Melih Hamdi Ünal
Objectives: To evaluate the effect of carotid artery disease on retinal morphology by means of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Materials and Methods: We examined 23 eyes with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis and 24 age- and gender-matched healthy eyes as a control group in this prospective, case-control study. Compherensive ophthalmic examination and SD-OCT scan were performed to all the patients. The average RNFL and macular thicknesses (MT) in the nine macular ETDRS areas were the major OCT measurements for our study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326378/the-casper-stent-system-for-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Sebastian J Mutzenbach, Katharina Millesi, Cornelia Roesler, Erasmia Broussalis, Slaven Pikija, Johann Sellner, Lukas Machegger, Christoph J Griessenauer, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer
PURPOSE: To report the results of a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data evaluating the safety and efficacy of a double layer stent engineered for carotid artery occlusive disease. METHODS: Between January 2014 and February 2017, 138 patients (25.4% women; median age 71 years) underwent Casper stent implantation for carotid artery stenosis. Eligibility criteria included stenosis >70% of vessel diameter (or >50% diameter with ulceration) in symptomatic patients or asymptomatic patients with >80% stenosis at the carotid bifurcation or in the proximal internal carotid artery...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326139/carotid-artery-wall-imaging-perspective-and-guidelines-from-the-asnr-vessel-wall-imaging-study-group-and-expert-consensus-recommendations-of-the-american-society-of-neuroradiology
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L Saba, C Yuan, T S Hatsukami, N Balu, Y Qiao, J K DeMarco, T Saam, A R Moody, D Li, C C Matouk, M H Johnson, H R Jäger, M Mossa-Basha, M E Kooi, Z Fan, D Saloner, M Wintermark, D J Mikulis, B A Wasserman
Identification of carotid artery atherosclerosis is conventionally based on measurements of luminal stenosis and surface irregularities using in vivo imaging techniques including sonography, CT and MR angiography, and digital subtraction angiography. However, histopathologic studies demonstrate considerable differences between plaques with identical degrees of stenosis and indicate that certain plaque features are associated with increased risk for ischemic events. The ability to look beyond the lumen using highly developed vessel wall imaging methods to identify plaque vulnerable to disruption has prompted an active debate as to whether a paradigm shift is needed to move away from relying on measurements of luminal stenosis for gauging the risk of ischemic injury...
January 11, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324900/internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-a-novel-surgical-model-for-moyamoya-syndrome
#8
Jill M Roberts, Michael E Maniskas, Justin F Fraser, Gregory J Bix
Moyamoya is a cerebrovascular disorder characterized by progressive stenosis of the intracranial internal carotid arteries. There are two forms: Disease and Syndrome, with each characterized by the sub-population it affects. Moyamoya syndrome (MMS) is more prominent in adults in their 20's-40's, and is often associated with autoimmune diseases. Currently, there are no surgical models for inducing moyamoya syndrome, so our aim was to develop a new animal model to study this relatively unknown cerebrovascular disease...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324813/increase-in-extraction-of-i-123-iomazenil-in-patients-with-chronic-cerebral-ischemia
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Hiroki Kato, Kayako Isohashi, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa
BACKGROUND: Cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed substances like oxygen has been suggested to change according to the cerebral blood flow (CBF) and status of the microvasculature. The relationships between the cerebral extraction of diffusively distributed lipophilic tracers and the severity of cerebral ischemia has not yet been clarified. In the present study, we attempted to elucidate the association between the extraction fraction of the lipophilic tracer I-123 iomazenil (IMZ) (IMZ-EF) and the oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) derived from O-15 PET in patients with chronic steno-occlusive disease of internal carotid artery (ICA) or middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322480/intra-operative-video-characterization-of-carotid-artery-pulsation-patterns-in-case-series-with-post-endarterectomy-hypertension-and-hyperperfusion-syndrome
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Yiming Xiao, Hassan Rivaz, Hidetoshi Kasuya, Suguru Yokosako, Cristina Mindru, Jeanne Teitelbaum, Denis Sirhan, David Sinclair, Mark Angle, Benjamin W Y Lo
Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) is a complication that can occur after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), the treatment of choice to decrease the subsequent risk of fatal or disabling stroke for patients with symptomatic severe stenosis of the carotid artery. Because of its rarity and complexity, the mechanism of the condition is still unclear, making its prevention via prediction and monitoring challenging. This is especially true during surgery, when multiple factors can induce physiological changes, including blood pressure and baroreceptor functions, which are crucial factors for post-CEA hypertension and CHS...
January 10, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317141/serum-levels-of-osteopontin-predict-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Federico Carbone, Fabio Rigamonti, Fabienne Burger, Aline Roth, Maria Bertolotto, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Domenico Palombo, Aldo Pende, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Alessandra Vecchié, Franco Dallegri, François Mach, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory mediators in the blood stream and within plaques are key determinants in atherogenesis. Here, we investigated serum osteopontin (OPN) as a potential predictor of poor outcome in patients with severe carotid atherosclerosis. METHODS: Carotid plaques and serum were collected from patients asymptomatic (n=185) or symptomatic (n=40) for ischemic stroke. Plaques were stained for lipids, smooth muscle cells, neutrophils, M1 and M2 macrophage subsets and matrix metallopropteinase-9 (MMP-9)...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316564/primary-prevention-of-stroke-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-scientific-update
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Stefana Catalina Bilha, Alexandru Burlacu, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu, Adrian Covic
BACKGROUND: Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for stroke, official recommendations for the primary prevention of stroke in CKD are generally lacking. SUMMARY: We searched PubMed and ISI Web of Science for randomised controlled trials, observational studies, reviews, meta-analyses and guidelines referring to measures of stroke prevention or to the treatment of stroke-associated risk factors (cardiovascular disease in general and atrial fibrillation (AF), arterial hypertension or carotid artery disease in particular) among the CKD population...
January 9, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315509/carotid-plaque-volume-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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S Ball, S Rogers, K Kanesalingam, R Taylor, E Katsogridakis, C McCollum
BACKGROUND: The main indication for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is severity of carotid artery stenosis, even though most strokes in carotid disease are embolic. The relationship between carotid plaque volume (CPV) and symptoms of cerebral ischaemia, and the measurement of CPV by minimally invasive tomographic ultrasound imaging, were investigated. METHODS: The volume of the endarterectomy specimen was measured using a validated saline suspension technique in patients undergoing CEA...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314704/use-of-a-novel-embolic-filter-in-carotid-artery-stenting-30-day-results-from-the-embolden-clinical-study
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William A Gray, Manish Mehta, Firas Alani, Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, Richard J Begg, J Michael Bacharach, Peter A Soukas
OBJECTIVES: The EMBOLDEN study was conducted to test the safety and efficacy of a novel emboli protection filter design for use in carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients with severe carotid stenosis who were at high risk of operative complications from carotid endarterectomy (CEA). BACKGROUND: General considerations for filter design usually involve trade-offs between trackability/profile and wall apposition/capture efficiency. The GORE® Embolic Filter (GEF) is intended to address these design goals via a hybrid construction...
January 3, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309707/safety-and-effectiveness-of-selective-carotid-angioplasty-prior-to-cardiac-surgery-a-single-centre-matched-case-control-study
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Zahra Hasani, Rudolf W M Keunen, Dénes L J Tavy, Arne Mosch, Barry B Mook-Kanamori, Sebastiaan F T M De Bruijn, Ali M Keyhan-Falsafi, Gerard J F Hoohenkerk, Gayleen Stephens, Eric Teeuws, Jan van Alphen, Hans van Overhagen, Frank E E Treurniet, Lucas van Dijk, Paulien M van Kampen
OBJECTIVES: Reducing the rate of postoperative stroke after cardiac surgery remains challenging, especially in patients with occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Angioplasty in all patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis has not been shown to be effective in reducing the post-surgical stroke rate. In this study, we present the initial results of a different approach using selective carotid angioplasty only in patients with poor intracranial collaterals. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre study to assess the safety of this procedure...
January 3, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307510/carotid-ultrasound-for-assessment-of-nonobstructive-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-young-adults-with-cryptogenic-stroke
#16
Raphael Buon, Brigitte Guidolin, Aude Jaffre, Marie Lafuma, Marianne Barbieux, Nathalie Nasr, Vincent Larrue
BACKGROUND: The role of nonobstructive (<50% stenosis) carotid atherosclerosis (NOCA) in young adults with ischemic stroke is not well understood. In the present study, we investigated the prevalence and the ultrasonic characteristics of NOCA in a consecutive series of young adults with cryptogenic stroke (CS). METHODS: Patients aged 18-54, consecutively treated in a tertiary hospital for first-ever CS (defined as an ischemic stroke without ASCOD (A: atherosclerosis; S: small-vessel disease; C: cardiac pathology; O: other causes) grade 1 potential cause) in the carotid artery territory, were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306247/association-between-deep-neck-space-abscesses-and-internal-carotid-artery-narrowing-in-pediatric-patients
#17
Betül Emine Derinkuyu, Öznur Boyunağa, Meltem Polat, Çağrı Damar, Anıl Tapısız Aktaş, Ayşe Gül Alımlı, Çiğdem Öztunalı, Soner Sertan Kara, Murat Uçar, Hasan Tezer
Background/aim: Our aim was to interpret the effects of deep neck space abscesses on the adjacent carotid artery according to abscess location, as well as to determine narrowing by calculating the mean stenosis ratios.Materials and methods: Neck computed tomography scans and clinical data of 45 children with neck abscesses were evaluated retrospectively for abscess location and internal carotid artery narrowing. The lumen areas of the carotid arteries were measured from standard levels, and stenosis ratios were calculated with two different techniques...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302189/the-effect-of-demographic-features-on-aortic-arch-anatomy-and-its-role-in-the-etiology-of-cerebrovascular-disease
#18
Yılmaz İnanç, Yusuf İnanç, Halil Ay
Purpose: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the distribution of aortic arches, the relationship with demographic characteristics, and the results of carotid and vertebral artery stenting procedures in patients diagnosed with cerebrovascular disease through the intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) technique. Methods: A retrospective examination was performed on 288 patients diagnosed with cerebrovascular disease, who underwent DSA in the Department of Neurology of Gaziantep University Medical Faculty and Kahramanmaraş¸ Sütçü Imam University Medical Faculty...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301628/platelet-derived-mrp-14-induces-monocyte-activation-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease
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Rebecca Dann, Tarik Hadi, Emilie Montenont, Ludovic Boytard, Dornaszadat Alebrahim, Jordyn Feinstein, Nicole Allen, Russell Simon, Krista Barone, Kunihiro Uryu, Yu Guo, Caron Rockman, Bhama Ramkhelawon, Jeffrey S Berger
BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD), a diffuse manifestation of atherothrombosis, is a major cardiovascular threat. Although platelets are primary mediators of atherothrombosis, their role in the pathogenesis of PAD remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to investigate the role of platelets in a cohort of symptomatic PAD. METHODS: The authors profiled platelet activity, mRNA, and effector roles in patients with symptomatic PAD and in healthy controls...
January 2, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299616/increased-variability-of-watershed-areas-in-patients-with-high-grade-carotid-stenosis
#20
Stephan Kaczmarz, Vanessa Griese, Christine Preibisch, Michael Kallmayer, Michael Helle, Isabel Wustrow, Esben Thade Petersen, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Claus Zimmer, Christian Sorg, Jens Göttler
PURPOSE: Watershed areas (WSAs) of the brain are most susceptible to acute hypoperfusion due to their peripheral location between vascular territories. Additionally, chronic WSA-related vascular processes underlie cognitive decline especially in patients with cerebral hemodynamic compromise. Despite of high relevance for both clinical diagnostics and research, individual in vivo WSA definition is fairly limited to date. Thus, this study proposes a standardized segmentation approach to delineate individual WSAs by use of time-to-peak (TTP) maps and investigates spatial variability of individual WSAs...
January 3, 2018: Neuroradiology
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