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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214964/speckle-tracking-in-alcapa-patients-after-surgical-repair-as-predictor-of-residual-coronary-disease
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Biagio Castaldi, Vladimiro Vida, Elena Reffo, Massimo Padalino, Queenette Daniels, Giovanni Stellin, Ornella Milanesi
Surgical re-implantation of the left coronary artery (LCA) is the treatment of choice in anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). Despite normalization of left ventricular function after surgery, residual coronary lesions or myocardial fibrosis may be found. The aim of this study was to detect regional left ventricular dysfunction predictive of coronary lesions or residual myocardial fibrosis using speckle tracking. We enrolled ten patients treated with surgical re-implantation of LCA for ALCAPA...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205260/comparison-between-anterolateral-thigh-radial-forearm-and-peroneal-artery-flap-donor-site-thickness-in-asian-patients-a-sonographic-study
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Kuei-Chang Hsu, Wei-Hsuan Tsai, Pei-San Ting, Jung-Hua Hsueh, Lee-Wei Chen, Ying-Sheng Lin
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the thicknesses of the three locations used as donor sites for radial forearm (RF), anterolateral thigh (ALT), and peroneal flaps and to determine probable contributing factors of the thickness. METHODS: This study included 201 healthy participants (mean age: 45.8 ± 17.2 years; male: 114; female: 87; BMI: 24.3 ± 4.3). Sonography was used to measure the thickness of flap donor sites. Forward stepwise regressions were conducted to determine the contributing factors of flap thickness...
February 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202895/conduits-used-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-review-of-morphological-studies
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Brenda Martínez-González, Cynthia Guadalupe Reyes-Hernández, Alejandro Quiroga-Garza, Víctor E Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Claudia N Esparza-Hernández, Rodrigo E Elizondo-Omaña, Santos Guzmán-López
There is a significant variety of vascular conduits options for coronary bypass surgery. Adequate graft selection is the most important factor for the success of the intervention. To ensure durability, permeability, and bypass function, there must be a morphological similarity between the graft and the coronary artery. The objective of this review was to analyze the morphological characteristics of the grafts that are most commonly used in coronary bypass surgery and the coronary arteries that are most frequently occluded...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198819/beat-to-beat-blood-pressure-and-two-dimensional-axial-and-radial-motion-of-the-carotid-artery-wall-physiological-evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness
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Chenchu Xu, Huahua Xiong, Zhifan Gao, Xin Liu, Heye Zhang, Yanping Zhang, Xiuquan Du, Wanqing Wu, Guotao Liu, Shuo Li
The physiological relationship between local arterial displacement and blood pressure (BP) plays an integral role in assess- ment of the mechanical properties of arteries. In this study, we used more advanced methods to obtain reliable continuous BP and the displacement of the common carotid artery (CCA) simultaneously. We propose a novel evaluation method for arterial stiffness that relies on determining the physiological relationship between the axial and radial displacements of the CCA wall and beat-to-beat BP...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198531/superficial-brachial-artery-a-possible-cause-for-idiopathic-median-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy
#5
Pilani Nkomozepi, Nkosi Xhakaza, Elaine Swanepoel
Nerve entrapment syndromes occur because of anatomic constraints at specific locations in both upper and lower limbs. Anatomical locations prone to nerve entrapment syndromes include sites where a nerve courses through fibro-osseous or fibromuscular tunnels or penetrates a muscle. The median nerve (MN) can be entrapped by the ligament of Struthers; thickened biceps aponeurosis; between the superficial and deep heads of the pronator teres muscle and by a thickened proximal edge of flexor digitorum superficialis muscle...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198527/coexistence-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-and-common-origin-of-carotid-arteries
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Paweł Tyczyński, Ilona Michałowska, Aneta Fronczak, Rafał Wolny, Hubert Łazarczyk, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and right aberrant subclavian artery (ASA) separately is relatively common in general population, and much higher in some disorders. Surprisingly, coexistence of both valve and vessel anomalies has only been reported in single cases. METHODS: From 2008 to 2016, in a single, high-volume tertiary cardiac center, patients who underwent chest computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for various reasons, were retrospectively screened for the presence of right ASA...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197826/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-abluminal-groove-filled-biodegradable-polymer-sirolimus-eluting-stent
#7
Jinzhou Zhu, Huizhu Liu, Haipo Cui, Zhirong Tang, Chengli Song, Ruiyan Zhang
Late stent thrombosis (LST) following drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is often associated with delayed vascular healing, resulting from vascular inflammation and hypersensitivity to durable polymers and drugs. Therefore, DES design, materials, and coatings have been technologically revolutionized. Herein, we designed a novel abluminal groove-filled biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (AGF-BP-SES), with a sirolimus content of only about one-third of traditional DES...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196898/increased-radial-access-is-not-associated-with-worse-femoral-outcomes-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-united-kingdom
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William Hulme, Matthew Sperrin, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Karim Ratib, Peter Ludman, Alex Sirker, Tim Kinnaird, Nick Curzen, Chun Shing Kwok, Mark De Belder, James Nolan, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: The radial artery is increasingly adopted as the primary access site for cardiac catheterization because of patient preference, lower bleeding rates, cost effectiveness, and reduced risk of mortality in high-risk patient groups. Concerns have been expressed that operators/centers have become increasingly unfamiliar with transfemoral access. The aim of this study was to assess whether a change in access site practice toward transradial access nationally has led to worse outcomes in percutaneous coronary intervention procedures performed through the transfemoral access approach...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195002/coverage-of-tendon-exposure-after-radial-forearm-free-flap-by-the-dorsoulnar-artery-perforator-flap
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Rémi Foissac, Marc Benatar, Olivier Dassonville, Alexandre Bozec, Gilles Poissonnet, Olivier Camuzard
Objective This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of an alternative technique using a perforator flap to manage secondary tendon exposure after a radial forearm free flap in head and neck oncologic surgery. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Nice University Hospital, Pasteur 2 Hospital, France. Subjects and Methods Despite its numerous advantages, the radial forearm free flap is associated with significant donor site morbidity and the risk of secondary tendon exposure...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194628/association-between-ck-mb-area-under-the-curve-and-tranexamic-acid-utilization-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#10
Sean van Diepen, Peter D Merrill, Michel Carrier, Jean-Claude Tardif, Mihai Podgoreanu, John H Alexander, Renato D Lopes
Myonecrosis after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with excess mortality. Tranexamic acid (TA), an anti-fibrinolytic agent, has been shown to reduce peri-operative blood loss without increasing the risk of myocardial infarction (MI); however, no large study has examined the association between TA treatment and post-CABG myonecrosis. In the MC-1 to Eliminate Necrosis and Damage in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery II trial, inverse probability weighting of the propensity to receive TA was used to test for differences among the 656 patients receiving and 770 patients not receiving TA...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194342/comprehensive-analysis-of-chicken-vessels-as-microvascular-anastomosis-training-model
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Bo Young Kang, Byung-Joon Jeon, Kyeong-Tae Lee, Goo-Hyun Mun
BACKGROUND: Nonliving chickens are commonly used as a microvascular anastomosis training model. However, previous studies have investigated only a few types of vessel, and no study has compared the characteristics of the various vessels. The present study evaluated the anatomic characteristics of various chicken vessels as a training model. METHODS: Eight vessels-the brachial artery, basilic vein, radial artery, ulnar artery, ischiatic artery and vein, cranial tibial artery, and common dorsal metatarsal artery-were evaluated in 26 fresh chickens and 30 chicken feet for external diameter (ED) and thicknesses of the tunica adventitia and media...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186261/the-effect-of-obesity-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-who-receive-a-radial-artery
#12
Umberto Benedetto, Massimo Caputo, Mustafa Zakkar, Alan Davies, Ben Gibbison, Alan Bryan, Gianni D Angelini
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February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183585/oblique-approach-for-ultrasound-guided-radial-artery-catheterization-vs-transverse-and-longitudinal-approaches-a-randomized-trial
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Usama Elsayed Mohammed Abdalla, Alaa Elmaadawey, AlRefaey Kandeel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of using a new technique for ultrasound-guided radial artery catheterization; oblique approach; vs transverse and longitudinal views are the traditionally used approaches aiming to combine benefits and avoid drawbacks of aforementioned approaches. DESIGN: A prospective randomized nonblinded study. SETTING: Gastroenterology Center, Mansoura University, Egypt from February 2015 to August 2015. PATIENTS: One hundred twenty-six surgical and intensive care unit patients indicated for arterial catheterization...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181450/management-of-iatrogenic-aortal-dissection-as-a-complication-of-coronary-intervention-wait-and-watch
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Rajesh Dandale, Alexander Krapivsky, Feraydoon Niroomand
Iatrogenic aortic dissection (AD) is quite a rare complication during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The exact mechanism of iatrogenic AD during PCI is unknown. A standard of care in the management of iatrogenic AD is still lacking. We describe a case of an 83-year-old man, with an aortocoronary bypass graft, who underwent complex PCI with rotational atherectomy catheterization with a radial approach for a chronic right coronary artery stenosis, complicated by AD. According to our experience, retrograde dissection into the aorta during PCI can be sealed with a coronary stent that covers the coronary ostium and should be treated conservatively in most circumstances, unless complication like extension of dissection into other vessels or pericardial effusion or hemodynamic instability occurs...
February 9, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181086/bilateral-cavernous-carotid-aneurysms-treated-by-two-stage-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-followed-by-parent-artery-occlusion-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Yaoling Liu, Xiang'en Shi, Fangjun Liu, Yuming Sun, Hai Qian, Ting Lei
Bilateral cavernous carotid aneurysms (CCAs) are often not amenable to neurosurgical clipping or endovascular coiling. Here, we report the case of a 50-year-old female who presented with a 1-year history of gradual severe headache. Preoperative angiograms revealed bilateral CCAs. Among these findings, the right giant CCA had been trapped after the external carotid artery-saphenous vein-middle cerebral artery (ECA-SV-MCA) bypass 8 years prior. Additionally, the left CCA was again trapped after the internal maxillary artery-radial artery-middle cerebral artery (IMA-RA-MCA) bypass, followed by parent artery occlusion (PAO), because of the enlargement of a 0...
February 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176425/sensory-tractography-and-robot-quantified-proprioception-in-hemiparetic-children-with-perinatal-stroke
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Andrea M Kuczynski, Helen L Carlson, Catherine Lebel, Jacquie A Hodge, Sean P Dukelow, Jennifer A Semrau, Adam Kirton
Perinatal stroke causes most hemiparetic cerebral palsy, resulting in lifelong disability. We have demonstrated the ability of robots to quantify sensory dysfunction in hemiparetic children but the relationship between such deficits and sensory tract structural connectivity has not been explored. It was aimed to characterize the relationship between the dorsal column medial lemniscus (DCML) pathway connectivity and proprioceptive dysfunction in children with perinatal stroke. Twenty-nine participants (6-19 years old) with MRI-classified, unilateral perinatal ischemic stroke (14 arterial, 15 venous), and upper extremity deficits were recruited from a population-based cohort and compared with 21 healthy controls...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176396/multiresolution-imaging-using-golden-angle-stack-of-stars-and-compressed-sensing-for-dynamic-mr-urography
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Abhishek Pandey, Umit Yoruk, Mahesh Keerthivasan, Jean-Philippe Galons, Puneet Sharma, Kevin Johnson, Diego R Martin, Maria I Altbach, Ali Bilgin, Manojkumar Saranathan
PURPOSE: To develop a novel multiresolution MRI methodology for accurate estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A three-dimensional golden-angle radial stack-of-stars (SoS) trajectory was used for data acquisition on a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. Multiresolution reconstruction and analysis was performed using arterial input function reconstructed at 1-s. temporal resolution and renal dynamic data reconstructed using compressed sensing (CS) with 4-s temporal resolution...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164311/flow-and-diameter-changes-of-forearm-arteries-during-temporary-unilateral-reciprocal-occlusion-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Hatice Kaplanoglu, Osman Beton
PURPOSE: Transradial and transulnar artery approaches are commonly used for percutaneous interventions, with considerably low risk of developing hand ischemia, for reasons that have not been fully understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the diameter, peak systolic flow velocity (PSV), and volume flow (VF) of the radial (RA) and ulnar artery (UA) during unilateral reciprocal temporary occlusion. METHODS: A total of 204 extremity arteries of 102 consecutive patients were evaluated using Doppler ultrasonography...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163424/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-in-kawasaki-disease-convalescence
#19
Konstantinos Bratis, Pauline Hachmann, Nicholas Child, Thomas Krasemann, Tarique Hussain, Sophie Mavrogeni, Rene Botnar, Reza Razavi, Gerald Greil
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation indices can detect subclinical abnormalities in Kawasaki disease convalescence. We hypothesized that subclinical myocardial abnormalities due to inflammation represent an early manifestation of the disease that persists in convalescence. BACKGROUND: Myocardial inflammation has been described as a global finding in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease. Despite normal systolic function by routine functional measurements, reduced longitudinal strain and strain rate have been detected by echocardiography in the acute phase...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162904/bilateral-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysms-at-the-subpetrosal-portion-with-unilateral-lower-cranial-nerve-palsies-review-and-consideration-of-surgical-strategy
#20
Kei Noguchi, Takachika Aoki, Rokudai Sakamoto, Kimihiko Orito, Yasuharu Takeuchi, Masaru Hirohata, Motohiro Morioka
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic bilateral extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms at the subpetrosal portion are extremely rare, and their treatment strategy remains unknown. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old man presented to our hospital with a 2-month history of sudden onset of hoarseness, dysarthria, and dysphagia. Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography, and computed tomography angiography revealed extracranial bilateral ICA aneurysms at the subpetrosal portion...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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