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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079834/intestinal-brucellosis-associated-with-celiac-artery-and-superior-mesenteric-artery-stenosis-and-with-ileum-mucosa-and-submucosa-thickening-a-case-report
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Miaoqian Wang, Qingli Zhu, Qian Yang, Wenbo Li, Xinning Wang, Wei Liu, Baotong Zhou, Zhenghong Li, Hong Yang
RATIONALE: Brucellosis is a multisystem infection found worldwide that has a broad range of characteristics, which range from acute fever and hepatomegaly to chronic infections that most commonly affect the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, or skeletal system. Gastrointestinal and splanchnic artery involvements in brucellosis are relatively uncommon. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of brucellosis in an adolescent presenting as intermittent abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fever, with intestinal tract involvement...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078575/molecular-imaging-of-atherosclerosis-with-integrated-pet-imaging
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Basma Hammad, Nicholas R Evans, James H F Rudd, Ahmed Tawakol
Atherosclerotic diseases account for nearly half of all deaths and are leading causes of adult disability. Our understanding of how atherosclerosis leads to cardiovascular disease events has evolved: from a concept of progressive luminal narrowing, to that of sudden rupture and thrombosis of biologically active atheroma. In concert with this conceptual shift, contemporary imaging techniques now allow imaging of biological processes that associate with plaque instability: active calcification and plaque inflammation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060856/hiv-infection-is-associated-with-increased-fatty-infiltration-of-the-thigh-muscle-with-aging-independent-of-fat-distribution
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Javzandulam Natsag, Kristine M Erlandson, Deborah E Sellmeyer, Sabina A Haberlen, Joseph Margolick, Lisa P Jacobson, Frank J Palella, Susan L Koletar, Jordan E Lake, Wendy S Post, Todd T Brown
BACKGROUND: Lower muscle density on computed tomography (CT) provides a measure of fatty infiltration of muscle, an aspect of muscle quality that has been associated with metabolic abnormalities, weakness, decreased mobility, and increased fracture risk in older adults. We assessed the cross-sectional relationship between HIV serostatus, age, thigh muscle attenuation, and thigh muscle cross-sectional area (CSA). METHODS: Mean CT-quantified Hounsfield units (HU) of the thigh muscle bundle and CSA were evaluated in 368 HIV-infected and 145 HIV-uninfected men enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Substudy using multivariable linear regression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060192/imaging-of-the-lungs-in-organ-donors-and-its-clinical-relevance-a-retrospective-analysis
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Gracijela Bozovic, Catharina Adlercreutz, Peter Höglund, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, Peter Reinstrup, Richard Ingemansson, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Roger Siemund, Mats Geijer
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic imaging that potential lung donors undergo, the reader variability of image interpretation and its relevance for donation, and the potential information gained from imaging studies not primarily intended for lung evaluation but partially including them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bedside chest radiography and computed tomography (CT), completely or incompletely including the lungs, of 110 brain-dead potential organ donors in a single institution during 2007 to 2014 were reviewed from a donation perspective...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054136/-role-of-imaging-procedures-in-clarification-of-complications-of-pneumonia
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K Lampichler
CLINICAL ISSUE: Despite a considerable number of antimicrobial agents and interdisciplinary treatment options, lower respiratory tract infections are still associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Infections of the respiratory tract can lead to severe complications, such as empyema, lung abscesses and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Besides intrapulmonary complications pneumonia can also impair other organs due to a systemic inflammatory response. Underlying cardiovascular diseases, such as chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and dysrhythmia can either deteriorate due to infections or be newly manifested as a result of pneumonia...
January 4, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053308/evaluation-of-left-pulmonary-artery-sling-associated-cardiovascular-anomalies-and-surgical-outcomes-using-cardiovascular-computed-tomography-angiography
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Jiajun Xie, Yu-Hsiang Juan, Qiushi Wang, Jimei Chen, Jian Zhuang, Zhaofeng Xie, Changhong Liang, Yulei Zhu, Zhuliang Yu, Jinglei Li, Sachin S Saboo, Hui Liu
We evaluated the prevalence, image appearance, associated cardiovascular anomalies, and surgical outcomes of left pulmonary artery sling (LPAS) using cardiovascular computed tomography angiography (CCTA). A retrospective search of patients from our database between October 2007 and December 2014 identified 52,200 patients with congenital heart diseases (CHD) referred for CCTA, echocardiography, or magnetic resonance imaging. Clinical information, CCTA findings, associated cardiovascular anomalies, and surgical outcomes were analyzed...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049537/imperforated-cor-triatriatum-dexter-in-a-dog-with-concurrent-caudal-vena-cava-wall-mineralization
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Tetyda Paulina Dobak, Gregory Starrak, Kathleen Linn, Elisabeth Christine Roberston Snead
BACKGROUND: Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation with various manifestations and has been sporadically described in dogs. Clinically the dogs present with nonspecific signs of right heart failure or Budd-Chiari-like syndrome. Other associated concurrent cardiovascular anomalies are commonly reported. Diagnosis and full characterization of this complex malformation requires careful investigation and often a multimodal imaging approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 10-week-old, male intact, Golden Retriever was presented with clinical signs of stunted growth, anorexia, and progressive ascites...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039339/concomitant-mitral-annular-calcification-and-severe-aortic-stenosis-prevalence-characteristics-and-outcome-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Yigal Abramowitz, Yoshio Kazuno, Tarun Chakravarty, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Maeno, David Anderson, Zev Allison, Geeteshwar Mangat, Wen Cheng, Ambarish Gopal, Hasan Jilaihawi, Michael J Mack, Raj R Makkar
AIMS: Calcified aortic stenosis (AS) and mitral annular calcification (MAC) have certain similar etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms. MAC is frequently encountered in pre-procedural computed tomography (CT) imaging of patients that undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but its prognostic implications for these patients have not been thoroughly investigated. This study sought to evaluate the prevalence of MAC among patients with severe AS and to assess the clinical implications of MAC on these patients during and following TAVR...
December 30, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030440/subclinical-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-thrombosis-clinical-and-translational-implications
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Bobby Yanagawa, Amine Mazine, Deepak L Bhatt, Marie-Annick Clavel, Nancy Côté, Asim N Cheema, Philippe Pibarot, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A recently published study has alerted the cardiovascular community to the existence of a significant and previously unrecognized risk of subclinical valve thrombosis following implantation of surgical and catheter-based bioprosthetic valves. The purpose of this article is to review our current understanding of this new clinical entity and to identify unanswered questions and areas for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: Subclinical bioprosthetic valve thrombosis (BPVT) is a more common phenomenon than previously appreciated...
December 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027743/igg4-related-cardiovascular-disease-the-emerging-role-of-cardiovascular-imaging
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Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
Immunoglobulin 4-related disease (IgG4-related disease) is a systemic inflammatory disease that presents with increases of serum IgG4. It may affect various systems, including the cardiovascular (CV) system. Assessment of serum IgG4 levels and involved organ biopsy are necessary for diagnosis. IgG4-related disease is characterized by fibrosclerosis, lymphocytic infiltration and presence of IgG4-positive plasma cells. The disease usually responds to treatment with corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive medication...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024655/prevalence-by-computed-tomographic-angiography-of-coronary-plaques-in-south-asian-and-white-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-at-low-and-high-risk-using-four-cardiovascular-risk-scores-ukpds-frs-ascvd-and-jbs3
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Sanjay N Gobardhan, Aukelien C Dimitriu-Leen, Alexander R van Rosendael, Erik W van Zwet, Cornelis J Roos, Pranobe V Oemrawsingh, Aan V Kharagjitsingh, J Wouter Jukema, Victoria Delgado, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Arthur J H A Scholte
The aim of this study was to explore the association between various cardiovascular (CV) risk scores and coronary atherosclerotic burden on coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in South Asians with type 2 diabetes mellitus and matched whites. Asymptomatic type 2 diabetic South Asians and whites were matched for age, gender, body mass index, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. Ten-year CV risk was estimated using different risk scores (United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study [UKPDS], Framingham Risk Score [FRS], AtheroSclerotic CardioVascular Disease [ASCVD], and Joint British Societies for the prevention of CVD [JBS3]) and categorized into low- and high-risk groups...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012615/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2016-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012444/carotid-artery-plaques-and-intima-medial-thickness-in-familial-hypercholesteraemic-patients-on-long-term-statin-therapy-a-case-control-study
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Sven Bos, Martijne H C Duvekot, Gert-Jan R Ten Kate, Adrie J M Verhoeven, Monique T Mulder, Arend F L Schinkel, Koen Nieman, Gerald F Watts, Eric J G Sijbrands, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statins reduce subclinical atherosclerosis and premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). However, some FH patients still develop ASCVD despite statin therapy. We compared subclinical atherosclerosis assessed by carotid plaque presence and intima media thickness (C-IMT), in long-term statin-treated FH patients and healthy controls. Furthermore, we analysed whether carotid ultrasonography findings associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis...
December 2, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009652/positive-and-negative-affect-is-related-to-experiencing-chest-pain-during-exercise-induced-myocardial-ischemia
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Philippe Stébenne, Simon L Bacon, Anthony Austin, Nicola J Paine, André Arsenault, Catherine Laurin, Bernard Meloche, Jennifer Gordon, Jocelyn Dupuis, Kim L Lavoie
OBJECTIVES: Silent myocardial ischemia is thought to be associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes due to a lack of perception of pain cues that initiate treatment seeking. Negative affect (NA) has been associated with increased pain reporting and positive affect (PA) with decreased pain reporting, but these psychological factors have not been examined within the context of myocardial ischemia. This study evaluated the associations between PA, NA, and chest pain reporting in patients with and without ischemia during exercise testing...
December 22, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007496/cardiovascular-health-metrics-among-south-asian-adults-in-the-united-states-prevalence-and-associations-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Sameera A Talegawkar, Yichen Jin, Namratha R Kandula, Alka M Kanaya
South Asians, a fast growing ethnic group in the US, have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. We examined the prevalence and distribution of the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics using data from Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study, and cross-sectional associations between number of CVH metrics in the ideal range with subclinical atherosclerosis assessed using coronary artery calcium (CAC) measured using cardiac computed tomography and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured using high-resolution B-mode ultrasonography...
December 20, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002752/coronary-atherosclerosis-burden-by-coronary-computed-tomography-in-type-ii-diabetes-with-preclinical-non-obstructive-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-without-inducible-myocardial-ischemia
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Vittorio Palmieri, Enzo Gravino, Cesare Russo, Armenio Salvati, Carmelo Lombardi, Rosario Sauro, Giuseppe Rosato
AIMS: To quantify cardiovascular risk in persons with type-2 diabetes (DM) and established carotid atherosclerosis, without inducible myocardial ischemia by stress imaging. METHODS: We selected clinically healthy DM and subjects without DM (nonDM, controls) with non-obstructive carotid atherosclerosis and without significant coronary artery disease (CAD) by stress echocardiography. Coronary flow velocity reserve (CFR) was assessed during stress echocardiography...
December 5, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994990/refractory-case-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-young-woman-a-clinical-challenge
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Mudassar Ahmed, Salman Mansoor, Salman Assad, Shahar Y Khan, Rizwanullah Khan, Usman Ghani, Taimur Mansoor, Aasim Rehman
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory vasculitis of the aorta and its main branches, which if not treated can lead to severe vascular damage and fatal vascular events. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the mainstay of the therapy of TA but a significant proportion of patients tend to experience flare-ups when their GCs are tapered. We report a case of a 42-year-old female with TA, diagnosed according to the 1990 American College of Rheumatology Criteria for TA. Cardiovascular assessment showed normal carotid upstrokes with bilateral carotid bruits and soft right and left subclavian bruits with weak peripheral pulses...
November 9, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988281/distribution-of-abo-blood-groups-and-coronary-artery-calcium
#18
Yao Wang, Bing-Yang Zhou, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Na-Qiong Wu, Ping Qing, Ying Gao, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: ABO blood groups have been confirmed to be associated with cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease. However, whether ABO blood group is correlated with coronary artery calcium (CAC) is still unknown. METHOD: 301 patients with coronary artery calcium score (CACS) assessed by computed tomography were consecutively enrolled and divided into two groups: with calcium group (CACS>0, n=104) and without calcium group (CACS=0, n=197). Distribution of ABO blood groups was evaluated between the two groups...
November 30, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986478/sarcopenia-is-a-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-events-experienced-by-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Yutaka Matsubara, Takuya Matsumoto, Kentaro Inoue, Daisuke Matsuda, Ryosuke Yoshiga, Keiji Yoshiya, Tadashi Furuyama, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Prognosis is poor for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), and the most frequent cause of death is cardiovascular disease. Low grip strength is a risk factor for cardiovascular events, and sarcopenia may be associated as well. Thus, we hypothesized that sarcopenia is a risk factor for cardiovascular events experienced by patients with CLI. If this is true and appropriate therapy becomes available, the prognosis of patients with CLI will improve with appropriate risk management strategies to prevent cardiovascular events...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981491/cardiovascular-abnormalities-and-in-hospital-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-spontaneous-sub-arachnoid-hemorrhage-an-observational-study
#20
Ahmed N Mahmoud, Akram Y Elgendy, Hend Mansoor, Islam Y Elgendy
INTRODUCTION: Patients with spontaneous sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) might develop various cardiac abnormalities, however; the prognostic implications of these cardiac abnormalities are not well known. This study aimed to detect the cardiac abnormality that correlates best with in-hospital all-cause mortality in patients with SAH. METHODS: In this retrospective study, all patients admitted to our institution with a primary diagnosis of SAH, and underwent a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) from July 2011 until May 2014, were enrolled...
December 15, 2016: Cardiology and Therapy
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