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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777851/point-of-care-ultrasound-performed-by-a-medical-student-compared-to-physical-examination-by-vascular-surgeons-in-the-detection-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#1
Trinh Mai, Michael Y Woo, Kim Boles, Prasad Jetty
OBJECTIVE: To determine the test characteristics of point-of-care ultrasonography performed by a medical student versus physical examination by vascular surgeons compared to a gold standard reference scan for the detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observer-blinded study recruiting patients from an outpatient vascular surgery clinic. Participants were screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms by standardized physical examination by a blinded vascular surgeon, followed by a point-of-care ultrasound examination by a blinded medical student...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772461/quickening-translational-design-of-resorbable-synthetic-vascular-grafts
#2
REVIEW
Chelsea E T Stowell, Yadong Wang
Traditional tissue-engineered vascular grafts have yet to gain wide clinical use. The difficulty of scaling production of these cell- or biologic-based products has hindered commercialization. In situ tissue engineering bypasses such logistical challenges by using acellular resorbable scaffolds. Upon implant, the scaffolds become remodeled by host cells. This review describes the scientific and translational advantages of acellular, synthetic vascular grafts. It surveys in vivo results obtained with acellular synthetics over their fifty years of technological development...
May 5, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768508/i-scan-optical-enhancement-for-the-in-vivo-prediction-of-diminutive-colorectal-polyp-histology-results-from-a-prospective-three-phased-multicentre-trial
#3
Entcho Klenske, Steffen Zopf, Clemens Neufert, Andreas Nägel, Jürgen Siebler, Jürgen Gschossmann, Steffen Mühldorfer, Lukas Pfeifer, Sarah Fischer, Francesco Vitali, Marietta Iacucci, Subrata Ghosh, Michelle G Rath, Peter Klare, Gian E Tontini, Markus F Neurath, Timo Rath
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dye-less chromoendoscopy is an emerging technology for colorectal polyp characterization. Herein, we investigated whether the newly introduced I-scan optical enhancement (OE) can accurately predict polyp histology in vivo in real-time. METHODS: In this prospective three-phased study, 84 patients with 230 diminutive colorectal polyps were included. During the first two study phases, five endoscopists assessed whether analysis of polyp colour, surface and vascular pattern under i-scan OE can differentiate in vivo between adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766750/clopidogrel-and-aspirin-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-high-risk-tia
#4
S Claiborne Johnston, J Donald Easton, Mary Farrant, William Barsan, Robin A Conwit, Jordan J Elm, Anthony S Kim, Anne S Lindblad, Yuko Y Palesch
Background Combination antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin may reduce the rate of recurrent stroke during the first 3 months after a minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). A trial of combination antiplatelet therapy in a Chinese population has shown a reduction in the risk of recurrent stroke. We tested this combination in an international population. Methods In a randomized trial, we assigned patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk TIA to receive either clopidogrel at a loading dose of 600 mg on day 1, followed by 75 mg per day, plus aspirin (at a dose of 50 to 325 mg per day) or the same range of doses of aspirin alone...
May 16, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764826/systemic-sclerosis-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-pericardial-effusion-at-diagnosis
#5
Patricia Moniz, Daniel Rei, Joana Rodrigues, Arturo Botella
A 51-year-old female patient with a recent hospital admission reported to the emergency room (ER) with progressive worsening of fatigue, dyspnoea and chest discomfort. She had been recently admitted and discharged with the diagnosis of pericarditis and medicated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and diuretics. She returned to the ER with persisting symptoms. Echocardiography was repeated and showed signs of elevated right ventricular systolic pressure and a slightly increased moderate/severe pericardial effusion without signs of cardiac tamponade...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762881/colchicine-a-microtubule-disassembling-drug-in-the-therapy-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#6
George N Chaldakov
Colchicum autumnale, from which colchicine has been isolated more than 100 years ago, has been used as a treatment for pain and swelling for thousands of years. It is one of the few drugs known from that time period whose use has survived to modernity. Over the past decades, advances in the knowledge of (i) cytoskeletal microtubules (МТ), and (ii) anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects of colchicine, a classical MT-disassembling (tubulin-targeting) agent, have led to potential new uses for this very old drug extended beyond acute gouty arthritis and familial Mediterranean fever...
May 15, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762333/hemodynamic-shock-caused-by-tension-pneumoperitoneum-in-a-5-year-old-girl
#7
Marie-Sophie Zentar, Laureline Berteloot, Naziha Khen Dunlop, Olivier Bustarret, Bénédicte Pigneur, Gérard Cheron, François Angoulvant
Tension pneumoperitoneum is a relatively rare occurrence in the pediatric population. However, tension pneumoperitoneum is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. A 5-year-old girl was admitted to emergency department with abdominal pain. She was in shock, and the radiograph film of the abdomen revealed a voluminous tension pneumoperitoneum. Aggressive fluid challenges were performed in intensive care followed by urgent laparotomy. Primary abdominal compartment due to trapped gas caused a decreased venous return and visceral perfusion...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761086/aortic-brachial-pulse-wave-velocity-ratio-a-measure-of-arterial-stiffness-gradient-not-affected-by-mean-arterial-pressure
#8
REVIEW
Catherine Fortier, Marie-Pier Desjardins, Mohsen Agharazii
Background: Aortic stiffness, measured by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), is used for the prediction of cardiovascular risk. This mini-review describes the nonlinear relationship between cf-PWV and operational blood pressure, presents the proposed methods to adjust for this relationship, and discusses a potential place for aortic-brachial PWV ratio (a measure of arterial stiffness gradient) as a blood pressure-independent measure of vascular aging. Summary: PWV is inherently dependent on the operational blood pressure...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761077/anatomical-cadaver-study-of-endolaryngeal-vascularization-focus-on-the-glottis-supraglottis-and-subglottis-from-the-transoral-microsurgical-point-of-view
#9
Pietro Perotti, Marco Ferrari, Nausica Montalto, Davide Lancini, Alberto Paderno, Fabiola Incandela, Barbara Buffoli, Luigi Fabrizio Rodella, Cesare Piazza
Introduction: Carbon dioxide laser coagulation during transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for laryngeal cancer allows control of bleeding from vessels smaller than 0.5 mm. Therefore, larger arteries and veins must be carefully managed by clipping and/or monopolar cautery. The aim of this paper is to detail endolaryngeal vascular anatomy and identify areas of possible bleeding during TLM. Methods: We performed an anatomical study on a series of 11 fresh-frozen human cadavers...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760599/vascular-erectile-dysfunction-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
#10
Zain Gowani, S M Iftekhar Uddin, Mohammadhassan Mirbolouk, Dawar Ayyaz, Kevin L Billups, Martin Miner, David I Feldman, Michael J Blaha
Purpose of review: We review the recent literature on the hypothesized temporal relationship between subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD), vascular erectile dysfunction (ED), and clinical CVD. In addition, we combine emerging research with expert consensus guidelines such as The Princeton Consensus III to provide a preventive cardiologist's perspective toward an ideal approach to evaluating and managing CVD and ED risk in patients. Recent findings: Development of ED was found to occur during the progression from subclinical CVD to clinical CVD...
December 2017: Current Sexual Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757718/us-of-right-upper-quadrant-pain-in-the-emergency-department-diagnosing-beyond-gallbladder-and-biliary-disease
#11
Gayatri Joshi, Kevin A Crawford, Tarek N Hanna, Keith D Herr, Nirvikar Dahiya, Christine O Menias
Acute cholecystitis is the most common diagnosable cause for right upper quadrant abdominal (RUQ) pain in patients who present to the emergency department (ED). However, over one-third of patients initially thought to have acute cholecystitis actually have RUQ pain attributable to other causes. Ultrasonography (US) is the primary imaging modality of choice for initial imaging assessment and serves as a fast, cost-effective, and dynamic modality to provide a definitive diagnosis or a considerably narrowed list of differential possibilities...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755821/is-there-a-relationship-between-use-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-agents-and-atrophic-changes-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients
#12
REVIEW
Süleyman Kaynak, Mahmut Kaya, Derya Kaya
Choroidal neovascularization due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is currently treated successfully with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) intravitreal agents. Emerging evidence suggests that anti-VEGF treatment may potentially increase development of geographic atrophy. However, there is not yet direct proof of a causal relationship between geographic atrophy and use of anti-VEGF agents in neovaskuler AMD. The aim of this review is to discuss the evidence concerning the association between anti-VEGF therapy and progression of geographic atrophy...
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755400/intermittent-hypoxia-is-associated-with-high-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-but-not-high-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-cell-expression-in-tumors-of-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
#13
Isaac Almendros, Miguel Ángel Martínez-García, Francisco Campos-Rodríguez, Erica Riveiro-Falkenbach, José L Rodríguez-Peralto, Eduardo Nagore, Antonio Martorell-Calatayud, Luis Hernández Blasco, Jose Bañuls Roca, Eusebi Chiner Vives, Alicia Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Jorge Abad-Capa, Josep Maria Montserrat, Amalia Pérez-Gil, Valentín Cabriada-Nuño, Irene Cano-Pumarega, Jaime Corral-Peñafiel, Trinidad Diaz-Cambriles, Olga Mediano, Joan Dalmau-Arias, Ramon Farré, David Gozal
Epidemiological associations linking between obstructive sleep apnea and poorer solid malignant tumor outcomes have recently emerged. Putative pathways proposed to explain that these associations have included enhanced hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) cell expression in the tumor and altered immune functions via intermittent hypoxia (IH). Here, we examined relationships between HIF-1α and VEGF expression and nocturnal IH in cutaneous melanoma (CM) tumor samples...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755070/-hemothorax-due-to-idiopathic-rupture-of-pulmonary-artery-with-defect-of-tunica-media
#14
Kazuyoshi Shimada, Masaki Kawamura
A 47-years-old man with hemodynamic shock was refered to our hospital by an ambulance. Chest computed tomography(CT)showed left hemothorax and the extravasation of contrast media in his left lung. Emergency operation was done. A lot of intrathoracic hematoma and pulsating bleeding from the lung was found, and lingular segmentectomy was performed. Pathologically, the rupture of pulmonary artery of 2.2 mm in diameter was found without the finding of imflammation nor degeneration due to any basal diseases. Around the lesion, some artery of 0...
March 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754201/skin-bioprinting-a-novel-approach-for-creating-artificial-skin-from-synthetic-and-natural-building-blocks
#15
Robin Augustine
Significant progress has been made over the past few decades in the development of in vitro-engineered substitutes that mimic human skin, either as grafts for the replacement of lost skin, or for the establishment of in vitro human skin models. Tissue engineering has been developing as a novel strategy by employing the recent advances in various fields such as polymer engineering, bioengineering, stem cell research and nanomedicine. Recently, an advancement of 3D printing technology referred as bioprinting was exploited to make cell loaded scaffolds to produce constructs which are more matching with the native tissue...
May 12, 2018: Progress in Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754007/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-radiation-free-sensitive-and-high-contrast-vascular-imaging-and-cell-tracking
#16
REVIEW
Xinyi Y Zhou, Zhi Wei Tay, Prashant Chandrasekharan, Elaine Y Yu, Daniel W Hensley, Ryan Orendorff, Kenneth E Jeffris, David Mai, Bo Zheng, Patrick W Goodwill, Steven M Conolly
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is an emerging ionizing radiation-free biomedical tracer imaging technique that directly images the intense magnetization of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs). MPI offers ideal image contrast because MPI shows zero signal from background tissues. Moreover, there is zero attenuation of the signal with depth in tissue, allowing for imaging deep inside the body quantitatively at any location. Recent work has demonstrated the potential of MPI for robust, sensitive vascular imaging and cell tracking with high contrast and dose-limited sensitivity comparable to nuclear medicine...
May 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753729/controlled-microenvironments-to-evaluate-chemotactic-properties-of-cultured-m%C3%A3-ller-glia
#17
Juan Pena, Nihan Dulger, Tanya Singh, Jing Zhou, Robert Majeska, Stephen Redenti, Maribel Vazquez
Emerging therapies have begun to evaluate the abilities of Müller glial cells (MGCs) to protect and/or regenerate neurons following retina injury. The migration of donor cells is central to many reparative strategies, where cells must achieve appropriate positioning to facilitate localized repair. Although chemical cues have been implicated in the MGC migratory responses of numerous retinopathies, MGC-based therapies have yet to explore the extent to which external biochemical stimuli can direct MGC behavior...
May 10, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753703/ngr-htnf-in-combination-with-best-investigator-choice-in-previously-treated-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-ngr015-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
#18
Vanesa Gregorc, Rabab M Gaafar, Adolfo Favaretto, Francesco Grossi, Jacek Jassem, Andreas Polychronis, Paolo Bidoli, Marcello Tiseo, Riyaz Shah, Paul Taylor, Silvia Novello, Alberto Muzio, Alessandra Bearz, Laurent Greillier, Floriana Fontana, Giulia Salini, Antonio Lambiase, Mary O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with highly vascularised tumours. It has poor prognosis and few treatment options after failure of first-line chemotherapy. NGR-hTNF is a vascular-targeting drug that increases penetration of intratumoral chemotherapy and T-cell infiltration by modifying the tumour microenvironment. In this trial, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of NGR-hTNF in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who had progressed during or after a first-line treatment...
May 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752651/emergency-ct-for-assessment-and-management-of-blunt-traumatic-splenic-injuries-at-a-level-1-trauma-center-13-year-study
#19
Sergio Margari, Fernanda Garozzo Velloni, Massimo Tonolini, Ettore Colombo, Diana Artioli, Niccolò Ettore Allievi, Fabrizio Sammartano, Osvaldo Chiara, Angelo Vanzulli
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings, management strategies, and ultimate clinical outcomes in patients with splenic injuries secondary to blunt trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved study collected 351 consecutive patients admitted at the Emergency Department (ED) of a Level I Trauma Center with blunt splenic trauma between October 2002 and November 2015. Their MDCT studies were retrospectively and independently reviewed by two radiologists to grade splenic injuries according to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) organ injury scale (OIS) and to detect intraparenchymal (type A) or extraparenchymal (type B) active bleeding and/or contained vascular injuries (CVI)...
May 12, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751811/peripheral-vascular-disease-assessment-in-the-lower-limb-a-review-of-current-and-emerging-non-invasive-diagnostic-methods
#20
REVIEW
Elham Shabani Varaki, Gaetano D Gargiulo, Stefania Penkala, Paul P Breen
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, at least 200 million people are affected by peripheral vascular diseases (PVDs), including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The high prevalence and serious consequences of PVDs have led to the development of several diagnostic tools and clinical guidelines to assist timely diagnosis and patient management. Given the increasing number of diagnostic methods available, a comprehensive review of available technologies is timely in order to understand their limitations and direct future development effort...
May 11, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
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