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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913538/sickle-cell-disease-when-and-how-to-transfuse
#1
Jo Howard
Blood transfusion remains an important therapeutic intervention in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), aiming to both increase the oxygen carrying capacity of blood and to reduce the complications of vaso-occlusion. Simple, manual exchange and automated exchange can be effective in reducing the acute and chronic complications of SCD, and the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology mean they all have a role in different situations. Evidence for the role of emergency transfusion in the management of the acute complications of SCD, including acute pain and acute chest syndrome, comes from observational data...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911394/confirmation-of-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-in-mice-using-surface-pad-electrocardiography
#2
Stephanie L C Scofield, Krishna Singh
Many animal models have been established for the study of myocardial remodeling and heart failure due to its status as the number one cause of mortality worldwide. In humans, a pathologic occlusion forms in a coronary artery and reperfusion of that occluded artery is considered essential to maintain viability of the myocardium at risk. Although essential for myocardial recovery, reperfusion of the ischemic myocardium creates its own tissue injury. The physiologic response and healing of an ischemia/reperfusion injury is different from a chronic occlusion injury...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910082/impact-of-the-presence-of-chronically-occluded-coronary-artery-on-long-term-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Maciej Lesiak, Monika Cugowska, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Marek Grygier, Małgorzata Pyda, Włodzimierz Skorupski, Przemysław Mitkowski, Magdalena Łanocha, Stefan Grajek
BACKGROUND: Multivessel disease (MVD) is a significant risk factor in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Whether the presence of chronic total occlusion (CTO) poses an additional hazard is still unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of CTO on survival in STEMI patients. METHODS: The study group consisted of 836 STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). MVD was diagnosed in 52...
December 2, 2016: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910055/selective-pressure-regulated-retroinfusion-for-gene-therapy-application-in-ischemic-heart-disease
#4
Rabea Hinkel, Christian Kupatt
Coronary heart disease is still the leading cause of death in industrialized nations. Even though revascularization strategies such as coronary artery bypass graft surgery, percutaneous coronary intervention and enhanced drug therapy significantly improved the outcome, about 30 % of patients develop chronic heart failure. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure are characterized by an adverse remodeling of the heart, featuring cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, increased fibrosis and capillary rarefaction. Therefore, gene therapeutic approaches for the treatment of heart failure, such as the modulating contractile function or therapeutic neovascularization, seem to be promising...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908824/arteriographic-patterns-of-atherosclerosis-and-the-association-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-ethnicity-in-chronic-critical-limb-ischemia
#5
Jayer Chung, J Gregory Modrall, Martyn Knowles, Qun Xiang, Lawrence A Lavery, Carlos H Timaran, R James Valentine
BACKGROUND: Disparate outcomes in critical limb ischemia (CLI) persist between ethnicities. The contribution of modifiable factors versus intrinsic biologic differences remains unclear. Hence, we aimed to quantify the associations between ethnicity and anatomic patterns of arterial occlusive disease in CLI, adjusting for known atherosclerotic risk factors. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center review of consecutive patients presenting to the vascular surgery service with CLI...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908823/subintimal-recanalization-of-an-occluded-common-iliac-stent-a-case-report
#6
Giuseppe Asciutto, Roberta M Brambilla, Ioannis Bountouris, Martin Malina, Nuno V Dias
The purpose of this report is to describe a minimally invasive alternative endovascular technique for the treatment of chronically occluded stents when it is not possible to cross them endoluminally. A 71-years-old patient with recurrent severe lower limb claudication due to occlusion of a stent placed in the common iliac artery 5 years earlier underwent subintimal recanalization of the stented segment and re-stenting after failed intraluminal approach. The postoperative CT scan showed that the re-stented segment was patent with a flattening of the previous stent...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908812/original-off-label-endovascular-solution-to-occlude-false-lumen-rupture-in-chronic-type-b-aortic-dissection
#7
E M Marone, M Leopardi, L Bertoglio, D Mascia, R Chiesa
After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) for chronic type B aortic dissection (cTBD) the patency of the false lumen is quite common and its presence is associated with the risk of developing complications and is a predictor of death by aortic rupture. We report a case of a patient treated in emergency for the rupture of the false lumen in cTBD. He had previous TEVAR with persisting distal dissection and retrograde reperfusion of the false lumen. We performed an original endovascular treatment with graft relining and false lumen occlusion with a home-made "candy plug" obtained with two commercially available stent grafts...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904454/red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-skeletal-muscle-tissue-oxygenation-in-anaemic-haematologic-outpatients
#8
Matej Podbregar, Ana Ursula Gavric, Eva Podbregar, Hugon Mozina, Sebastian Stefanovic
BACKGROUND: Stored red blood cells (RBCs) accumulate biochemical and biophysical changes, known as storage lesion. The aim of this study was to re-challenge current data that anaemia in chronically anaemic haematology patients is not associated with low skeletal muscle tissue oxygen (StO2), and that RBC storage age does not influence the tissue response after ischaemic provocation, using near-infrared spectroscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four chronic anaemic haematology patients were included...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903249/management-lacrimal-sac-abscesses-using-lacrimal-probe-and-crawford-silicon-tube
#9
Lin Lin, Li Yang, Xiuming Jin, Yingying Zhao, Fangli Fan
BACKGROUND: Treatment of lacrimal sac abscess of the traditional surgical approach may result in complications from cutaneous fistula formation, damage the sac, cause skin scarring and even have the potential for inducing cicatricial ectropion. We designed a new treatment scheme that is expected to achieve internal drainage with the use of lacrimal probe and crawford silicon tube. METHODS: A prospective study was performed for the management of lacrimal sac abscesses...
November 30, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901322/risk-factors-analysis-of-thromboembolectomy-for-acute-thromboembolic-lower-extremity-ischemia-in-native-arteries
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Gabriele Piffaretti, Alessandro Angrisano, Marco Franchin, Massimo Ferrario, Nicola Rivolta, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Patrizio Castelli, Matteo Tozzi
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study is to report the results of thromboembolectomy (ThEmb) for acute thromboembolic lower limb ischemia (ATLI) in native arteries and to create a predictive score for amputation-free survival (AFS) at 30 days. METHODS: It is a single center, retrospective analysis of a four years period. All patients had ThEmb: adjunctive procedures included femoral and/or popliteal endarterectomy in 30 (18.3%) cases, PTA- stent in 24 (14.6%), and femoral endarterectomy plus PTA-stent in 12 (7...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901225/external-cervical-resorption-diagnostic-and-treatment-tips
#11
Alberto Consolaro
External cervical resorption is caused, almost exclusively, by dental trauma - especially those characterized by concussion - and is a dental disease to be diagnosed and treated accurately by endodontists. However, the vast majority of the cases is initially diagnosed by an orthodontist, due to the imaging possibilities in standardized documentations. Among the causes of external cervical resorption, it is common to mistakenly attribute it to orthodontic treatment, traumatic occlusion or even to chronic inflammatory periodontal disease...
September 2016: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899748/cannabinoid-type-2-receptor-drives-neurogenesis-and-improves-functional-outcome-after-stroke
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Isabel Bravo-Ferrer, María I Cuartero, Juan G Zarruk, Jesús M Pradillo, Olivia Hurtado, Víctor G Romera, Javier Díaz-Alonso, Juan M García-Segura, Manuel Guzmán, Ignacio Lizasoain, Ismael Galve-Roperh, María A Moro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability characterized by physical, cognitive, and emotional disturbances. Unfortunately, pharmacological options are scarce. The cannabinoid type-2 receptor (CB2R) is neuroprotective in acute experimental stroke by anti-inflammatory mechanisms. However, its role in chronic stroke is still unknown. METHODS: Stroke was induced by permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion in mice; CB2R modulation was assessed by administering the CB2R agonist JWH133 ((6aR,10aR)-3-(1,1-dimethylbutyl)-6a,7,10,10a-tetrahydro-6,6,9-trimethyl-6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran) or the CB2R antagonist SR144528 (N-[(1S)-endo-1,3,3-trimethylbicyclo-[2...
November 29, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894264/optical-coherence-tomography-findings-after-longitudinal-ablation-for-an-underexpanded-stent-in-a-heavily-calcified-lesion-a-case-report
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Masahiro Koide, Keiji Inoue, Akiko Matsuo, Hiroshi Fujita
BACKGROUND: Heavy coronary artery calcification is responsible for stent underexpansion, which is associated with increased in-stent restenosis. Here we report a case in which optical coherence tomography (OCT) demonstrated that the metal component of an underexpanded stent previously implanted in a heavy calcified lesion had been completely removed after ablation with rotational atherectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old man with exertional angina was referred to our hospital...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890863/the-first-clinical-experience-with-a-novel-locking-microcatheter-in-chronic-coronary-total-occlusions
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Simon J Wilson, Joren Maeremans, Simon J Walsh, Colm G Hanratty, Markus Meyer-Gessner, Jo Dens, Evald H Christiansen, Alexander Bufe, James C Spratt
AIMS: A novel 'locking' microcatheter has been developed to address residual failure modes in chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim of this study was to report the first clinical experience of this device. METHODS AND RESULTS: The microcatheter was assessed prospectively in 92 unselected CTO cases across 6 European sites. Overall technical success was 85.9% (79/92) and 97.5% for patients with a J- CTO score of <3 (39/40)...
November 29, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890859/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-treated-by-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-diabetics-and-non-diabetics
#15
Francesca Sanguineti, Philippe Garot, Stephen O'Connor, Yusuke Watanabe, Marco Spaziano, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Hovasse, Hakim Benamer, Thierry Unterseeh, Bernard Chevalier, Marie Claude Morice, Yves Louvard
AIMS: Despite technical advancements, long-term outcomes after Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) recanalization remain a subject of debate, especially in diabetic patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2004 and 2012, 1,320 consecutive patients underwent PCI for CTO, 27.4 % (362/1320) of whom were diabetics. We compared cardiac death, target lesion revascularisation (TLR), myocardial infarction (MI) and combined Myocardial Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) in patients with successful versus failed PCI (median follow up 4...
November 29, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888750/medium-platelet-volume-as-a-noninvasive-predictor-of-chronic-total-occlusion-in-non-infarct-artery-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Mateusz Tajstra, Michał Hawranek, Piotr Desperak, Aneta Ciślak, Marek Gierlotka, Andrzej Lekston, Lech Poloński, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: Chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a noninfarct-related artery (non-IRA) is an independent predictor of mortality in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Mean platelet volume (MPV) is associated with cardiovascular events in NSTEMI. Little is known about the predictors of non-IRA-CTO in patients with NSTEMI. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the presence of non-IRA-CTO with MPV level in patients with NSTEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887799/procedural-and-longer-term-outcomes-of-wire-versus-device-based-antegrade-dissection-and-re-entry-techniques-for-the-percutaneous-revascularization-of-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions
#17
Lorenzo Azzalini, Rustem Dautov, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Soledad Ojeda, Susanna Benincasa, Barbara Bellini, Aris Karatasakis, Jorge Chavarría, Bavana V Rangan, Manuel Pan, Mauro Carlino, Antonio Colombo, Stéphane Rinfret
BACKGROUND: There are few data regarding the procedural and follow-up outcomes of different antegrade dissection/re-entry (ADR) techniques for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We compiled a multicenter registry of consecutive patients undergoing ADR-based CTO PCI at four high-volume specialized institutions. Patients were divided according to the specific ADR technique used: subintimal tracking and re-entry (STAR), limited antegrade subintimal tracking (LAST), or device-based with the CrossBoss/Stingray system (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA)...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884793/sex-stress-and-sleep-apnoea-decreased-susceptibility-to-upper-airway-muscle-dysfunction-following-intermittent-hypoxia-in-females
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REVIEW
Ken D O'Halloran, Philip Lewis, Fiona McDonald
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a devastating respiratory control disorder more common in men than women. The reasons for the sex difference in prevalence are multifactorial, but are partly attributable to protective effects of oestrogen. Indeed, OSAS prevalence increases in post-menopausal women. OSAS is characterized by repeated occlusions of the pharyngeal airway during sleep. Dysfunction of the upper airway muscles controlling airway calibre and collapsibility is implicated in the pathophysiology of OSAS, and sex differences in the neuro-mechanical control of upper airway patency are described...
November 21, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884362/e-cart-electrocautery-assisted-re-entry-of-an-aorto-ostial-right-coronary-artery-chronic-total-occlusion-first-in-man
#19
William Nicholson, James Harvey, Rajiv Dhawan
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November 28, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882189/successful-treatment-of-resistant-hypertension-by-means-of-chronic-renal-artery-occlusion-revascularization-in-a-fragile-patient
#20
Laura Spezia, Simone Perandini, Raffaele Augelli, Giovanni Puppini, Stefania Montemezzi
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis is a common cause of secondary hypertension refractory to medical therapy. Percutaneous angioplasty along with metallic stent placement has been described as an effective treatment for revascularization of the renal artery. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old woman affected by paranoid schizophrenia with a history of hypertension and chronic renal failure due to renal artery occlusion was treated by endovascular recanalization and stent placement that resulted in improvement of renal function and control of hypertension...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
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