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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522939/identification-of-protein-targets-in-cerebral-endothelial-cells-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-avms-molecular-therapies
#1
Margaret Simonian, Rachel R Ogorzalek Loo, Nalaka Rannulu, Joseph A Loo, Mark P Molloy, Marcus A Stoodley
BACKGROUND: To develop a new molecular targeted treatment for brain (AVMs), identification of membrane proteins that are localised on the AVM endothelium is crucial. Current treatment methods are surgery and radiosurgery. However, complete occlusion post radiosurgery are achieved within 3 years, while patient remain at risk of haemorrhage. This study aims to identify potential protein targets in AVM endothelial cells that discriminate these vessels from normal vessels; these proteins targets will be investigated for the molecular therapy of brain AVMs to promote rapid thrombosis after radiosurgery...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516467/lymph-vessel-thrombus-detection-in-cervical-lymphedema-a-case-series
#2
Georg Kunze, Martin Staritz
Although thrombosis in the terminal part of thoracic duct has been described in patients with head and neck cancer and upper vein thrombosis, normally medical imaging is not successful in depicting such lymphatic thrombosis. This case series is about three patients with acute onset of cervical lymphedema following minor trauma or exceptional physical strain. Using high-resolution ultrasound, it was possible to detect a thrombus formation in the terminal parts of the thoracic duct or the lymph duct. Within a few weeks all patients recovered without relapse for several years...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514786/vascular-proliferation-of-the-thyroid-potential-histopathological-pitfalls-as-a-consequence-of-fine-needle-aspiration
#3
Suvi I Hovi, Ivana Kholová
OBJECTIVE: Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) can cause reactive histopathological changes, commonly including haemorrhage and granulation tissue. The literature describing vascular proliferation after FNAB is sparse. We aimed to describe neovascularisation in thyroid gland specimens as a consequence of FNAB. STUDY DESIGN: We analysed all thyroid histopathological specimens from the Fimlab Laboratories collected between 2010 and 2013 for neovascularisation and distortions in the accompanying tissue...
May 18, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513806/increased-activity-of-vascular-adenosine-deaminase-in-atherosclerosis-and-therapeutic-potential-of-its-inhibition
#4
Barbara Kutryb-Zajac, Lukasz Mateuszuk, Paulina Zukowska, Agnieszka Jasztal, Magdalena A Zabielska, Marta Toczek, Patrycja Jablonska, Agnieszka Zakrzewska, Barbara Sitek, Jan Rogowski, Romuald Lango, Ewa M Slominska, Stefan Chlopicki, Ryszard T Smolenski
Aims: Extracellular nucleotides and adenosine that are formed or degraded by membrane-bound ecto-enzymes could affect atherosclerosis by regulating the inflammation and thrombosis. This study aimed to evaluate a relation between ecto-enzymes that convert extracellular adenosine triphosphate to adenine dinucleotide phosphate, adenosine monophosphate, adenosine, and inosine on the surface of the vessel wall with the severity or progression of experimental and clinical atherosclerosis. Furthermore, we tested whether the inhibition of adenosine deaminase will block the development of experimental atherosclerosis...
November 1, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508349/the-contemporary-role-of-stents-and-angioplasty-for-the-treatment-of-infrapopliteal-disease-in-critical-limb-ischemia
#5
REVIEW
Tarek A Hammad, Anand Prasad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and increased health care expenses. Revascularization has a central role in the treatment of CLI. Following publication of BASIL (bypass versus angioplasty in severe ischemia of the leg) trial a decade ago, an "endovascular first" approach had gained momentum and the technologies available for endovascular therapy have exponentially increased. Both the development of technology and technique, highlighted in this review, have allowed operators to treat complex infrapopliteal lesions which are central to CLI pathology...
July 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506477/medical-therapy-and-intervention-do-not-improve-uncomplicated-isolated-mesenteric-artery-dissection-outcomes-over-observation-alone
#6
Jacob W Loeffler, Hideaki Obara, Naoki Fujimura, Paul Bove, Daniel H Newton, Sara L Zettervall, Andre S van Petersen, Robert H Geelkerken, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, Sherene Shalhub, Niten Singh, Arnaud Roussel, Natalia O Glebova, Michael P Harlander-Locke, Warren J Gasper, Misty D Humphries, Peter F Lawrence
OBJECTIVE: Isolated dissection of the mesenteric vessels is rare but increasingly recognized. This study aimed to evaluate patient characteristics, primary treatment, and subsequent outcomes of mesenteric dissection using multi-institutional data. METHODS: All patients at participant hospitals between January 2003 and December 2015 with dissection of the celiac artery (or its branches) or dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) were included. Patients with an aortic dissection were excluded...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504239/sustained-safety-and-clinical-performance-of-a-drug-eluting-absorbable-metal-scaffold-up-to-24-months-pooled-outcomes-of-biosolve-ii-and-biosolve-iii
#7
Michael Haude, Hüseyin Ince, Stephan Kische, Alexandre Abizaid, Ralph Tölg, Pedro Alves Lemos, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Stefan Verheye, Clemens von Birgelen, Evald Høj Christiansen, William Wijns, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Ron Waksman
AIMS: We aimed to assess the safety and performance of the DREAMS 2G scaffold up to 24 months post implant. METHODS AND RESULTS: The present study population comprises a total of 184 patients with 189 lesions who were enrolled in the prospective, multicentre BIOSOLVE-II and BIOSOLVE-III trials. Clinical follow-up was scheduled at one, six, 12, 24 and 36 months. The present report includes pooled follow-up data at six months and BIOSOLVE-II data at 24 months. Patients were 65...
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504219/one-year-clinical-results-of-the-italian-diffuse-multivessel-disease-absorb-prospective-registry-it-disappears
#8
Luca Testa, Marco De Carlo, Alessandro Petrolini, Claudio Rapetto, Ferdinando Varbella, Bernardo Cortese, Gabriele Gabrielli, Salvatore Geraci, Bruno Loi, Giacomo Boccuzzi, Giuseppe Tarantini, Daniela Fischetti, Paolo Calabria, Fabrizio Tomai, Flavio Ribichini, Corrado Tamburino, Ciro Indolfi, Antonio L Bartorelli, Anna Sonia Petronio, Francesco Bedogni
AIMS: The present multicentre prospective study, IT-DISAPPEARS, was designed with the aim of evaluating early and long-term clinical outcomes of the Absorb BVS in patients with long coronary lesions and/or multivessel coronary artery disease. The aim of this article is to present the one-year clinical results of this study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between November 2014 and January 2016, we enrolled 1,002 patients undergoing BVS implantation (long lesion [≥ 24 mm] of a single vessel in 80...
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502938/successful-treatment-of-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-associated-with-malt-lymphoma-by-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#9
Satoko Oka, Kazuo Ono, Masaharu Nohgawa
A 37-year-old woman with extranodal marginal-zone lymphoma was admitted with a fever, hemiplegia, and severe dyspnea after chemotherapy. Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (CAPS) was suspected based on the histopathological confirmation of small-pulmonary vessel occlusion, evidence of the involvement of three organs, and elevated lupus anticoagulant assay results in a short time span. The patient responded to the initial treatment. One month later, the CAPS and lymphoma relapsed, and the patient underwent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501130/collateral-artery-pathways-of-the-femoral-and-popliteal-artery
#10
Rombout R Kruse, Denise E Doomernik, Kasper V Maltha, Jan G M Kooloos, Tamas L Kozicz, Michel M P J Reijnen
BACKGROUND: The role of collateral artery circulation in the lower limb is under debate but clinically relevant, particularly when using covered stents for occlusive disease. Covered stents seem to outperform nitinol stents in extensive disease, but collaterals could be essential in case of acute thrombosis. In the present study, we describe the collateral pathways of the deep and superficial femoral artery (DFA, SFA) and the popliteal artery (PA), observed in human cadavers. METHODS: Ten fresh frozen cadaver legs were selected...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500738/occurrence-and-predictors-of-acute-stent-recoil-a-comparison-between-the-xience-prime-cobalt-chromium-stent-and-the-promus-premier-platinum-chromium-stent
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Rutger J van Bommel, Miguel E Lemmert, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Ron T van Domburg, Joost Daemen
OBJECTIVES: To compare the occurrence of acute stent recoil in two different stent types (platinum chromium and cobalt chromium) and identify the potential predictors of significant acute stent recoil. BACKGROUND: Acute stent recoil is frequently observed after percutaneous coronary intervention and has been associated with in-stent restenosis and in-stent thrombosis. Different stent designs may result in varying degrees of stent recoil. METHODS: From a registry of "all-comers" treated with either the Xience Prime Cobalt Chromium or Promus Premier Platinum Chromium stent, a random sample of 100 patients was drawn...
May 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498849/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-second-generation-drug-eluting-stent-versus-bare-metal-stent-systematic-review-and-cost-benefit-analysis
#12
Thomas G Poder, Jihane Erraji, Lucien P Coulibaly, Kouamé Koffi
BACKGROUND: Drug-eluting stents (DESs) were considered as ground-breaking technology promising to eradicate restenosis and the necessity to perform multiple revascularization procedures subsequent to percutaneous coronary intervention. Soon after DESs were released on the market, however, there were reports of a potential increase in mortality and of early or late thrombosis. In addition, DESs are far more expensive than bare-metal stents (BMSs), which has led to their limited use in many countries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497621/endomyocardial-and-pericardial-aspergillosis-in-critically-ill-patients
#13
George Dimopoulos, Frantzeska Frantzeskaki, Marinos Kosmopoulos, Fabio Sylvio Taccone, Anne-Marie Van den Abeele, Pierre Bulpa, Frederic Forêt, Dirk Vogelaers, Stijn Blot
Invasive aspergillosis(IA) is a potentially lethal complication of Aspergillus infection affecting mainly immunocompromised hosts; however, during the last two decades its incidence was increasingly observed in critically ill immunocompetent patients. The objective of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics of histologically proven endomyocardial and pericardial invasion, in the context of IA, in critically ill patients. Eight critically ill patients with histopathological confirmation of endomyocardial/pericardial aspergillosis were evaluated...
May 12, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497494/global-assays-of-fibrinolysis
#14
REVIEW
A Ilich, I Bokarev, N S Key
Fibrinolysis is an important and integral part of the hemostatic system. Acting as a balance to blood coagulation, the fibrinolytic system protects the body from unwanted thrombus formation and occlusion of blood vessels. As long as blood coagulation and fibrinolysis remain in equilibrium, response to injury, such as vessel damage, is appropriately regulated. However, alterations in this balance may lead to thrombosis or bleeding. A variety of methods have been proposed to assess fibrinolytic activity in blood or its components, but due to the complexity of the system, the design of a "gold standard" assay that reflects overall fibrinolysis has remained an elusive goal...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495896/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-saphenous-vein-graft
#15
Björn Redfors, Philippe Généreux, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Thomas McAndrew, Jamie Diamond, Xin Huang, Akiko Maehara, Giora Weisz, Roxana Mehran, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) has historically been associated with a high risk of adverse ischemic events, but there is a paucity of contemporary data on the second-generation drug-eluting stent use within SVG, and the relative importance of high platelet reactivity (HPR) in SVG PCI versus native lesion PCI is unknown. We studied ischemic and bleeding events after SVG PCI and their association with HPR. METHODS AND RESULTS: Subjects in the prospective, multicenter ADAPT-DES study (Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents) were stratified according to whether they had PCI of an SVG or a non-SVG lesion...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488841/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-an-update
#16
Gerard Espinosa, Ignasi Rodriguez-Pinto, Ricard Cervera
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare variant that accounts for 1% of patients with APS. Despite its low frequency, the mortality-related is very high ranging from 50% of patients in the first series to 37% in the most recent data. The current knowledge of this potential devastating entity comes from the International Registry of patients with CAPS, named CAPS Registry. Small vessel thrombosis, laboratory features of microangiopathic haemolytic anemia, and development of multisystem involvement in a very short period of time are the main characteristics of this syndrome...
May 8, 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487393/potent-thrombolytic-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-arterial-thrombi
#17
Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Clément Gakuba, Bradley A Herbig, Yohann Repessé, Carine Ali, Cécile V Denis, Peter Lenting, Emmanuel Touzé, Scott L Diamond, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Background -Platelet crosslinking during arterial thrombosis involves von Willebrand Factor (VWF) multimers. Therefore, proteolysis of VWF appears promising to disaggregate platelet-rich thrombi and restore vessel patency in acute thrombotic disorders such as ischemic stroke, acute coronary syndrome or acute limb ischemia. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC, a clinically approved mucolytic drug) can reduce intrachain disulfide bonds in large polymeric proteins. In the present study, we postulated that NAC might cleave the VWF multimers inside occlusive thrombi, thereby leading to their dissolution and arterial recanalization...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484121/endovascular-treatment-of-concomitant-obstructions-of-a-denver-drainage-catheter-and-superior-vena-cava-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
#18
Chih-Hung Lai, Wei-Chun Chang, Tsun-Jui Liu, Wen-Lieng Lee, Chieh-Shou Su
With the increased use of intravascular catheters and devices, they have become the major non-malignant cause of superior vein cava (SVC) syndrome. We report a patient with liver cirrhosis who had received a peritoneovenous drainage catheter for refractory ascites, and then developed SVC syndrome because of concomitant occlusions of both the SVC and the drainage catheter. The patient regained patency of both the occluded vessel and the drainage catheter through percutaneous transluminal venoplasty, and there was dramatic improvement of clinical symptoms and good performance of the drainage catheter...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483615/severe-mesenteric-ischemia-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#19
Andrea Padricelli, Anna Maria Giribono, Doriana Ferrara, Flavia Spalla, Umberto Bracale, Luca Del Guercio, Giuseppe Servillo, Carlo Ruotolo, Umberto Marcello Bracale
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), either primary or secondary form, is considered an autoimmune disease with presence of at least one clinical and one laboratory abnormalities as defined by The Sydney criteria. Clinical criteria include vascular thrombosis of venous, artery, small vessel in any organ and recurrent pregnancy pathologies. Mesenteric ischemia is a rare and threatening manifestation of APS. We herein report a case of 34-years old pregnant woman referred to our Emergency Room with thoracic and abdominal acute pain...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481519/fibrin-targeted-and-h2o2-responsive-nanoparticles-as-a-theranostics-for-thrombosed-vessels
#20
Changsun Kang, Sian Gwon, Chulgyu Song, Peter M Kang, Seong-Cheol Park, Jongho Jeon, Do Won Hwang, Dongwon Lee
Thrombus (blood clot) is formed in the injured vessels to maintain the integrity of vasculature. However, obstruction of blood vessels by thrombosis slows blood flow, leading to death of tissues fed by the artery and is the main culprit of various life-threatening cardiovascular diseases. Herein, we report novel nanomedicine which could specifically image obstructed vessels and inhibit thrombus formation. Based on the unique physicochemical and biological characteristics of thrombus such as the abundance of fibrin and the elevated level of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), we developed fibrin-targeted imaging and antithrombotic nanomedicine, termed FTIAN as a theranostic system for obstructive thrombosis...
May 8, 2017: ACS Nano
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