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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101023/pyoderma-gangrenosum-and-erythema-nodosum-revealing-takayasu-s-arteritis
#1
Jonas Loetscher, Susanna Fistarol, Ulrich A Walker
We report a Caucasian female who presented with simultaneous erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum due to underlying Takayasu's arteritis. Takayasu's arteritis is a chronic large vessel vasculitis of unknown cause. The disease has a worldwide distribution but is most commonly seen in Asian populations. There is a strong predilection for young females. The clinical presentation is variable, but mostly derives from stenosis or occlusion of affected arteries, resulting in claudication and ischemia. Skin manifestations are observed in up to 28% of patients with Takayasu's arteritis, with erythema nodosum reported more frequently in Caucasians...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097252/enterococcus-faecalis-causing-delayed-spondylodiscitis-in-a-case-with-retained-intraspinal-bullet
#2
Siddharth N Aiyer, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Kanna, Srikanth Reddy, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
Delayed presentations have been reported following gunshot wounds (GSW) with retained intraspinal bullets due to migration of projectile or lead intoxication. We report on the rare occurrence of delayed pyogenic spondylodiscitis and neurological dysfunction following injury from low velocity GSW to the spine with a retained projectile. A 55-year-old male presented 4 months following GSW to the abdomen which resulted in colonic injury and L5 fracture. The patient was treated initially with ileo-transverse anastomosis, antibiotics, without retrieval of the bullet...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090505/usefulness-of-intraopertive-ultrasonography-during-directional-atherectomy-using-silverhawk-turbohawk-system
#3
Yoong-Seok Park, Seon-Hee Heo, Dong-Ho Hyun, Young-Soo Do, Hong-Suk Park, Kwang-Bo Park, Young-Wook Kim, Yang-Jin Park, Chul-Hyung Lee, Dong-Ik Kim
PURPOSE: Directional atherectomy (DA) was introduced for the management of infrainguinal arterial stenosis or occlusive lesions. The procedure success rate in the DEFINITIVE LE study was determined using radiologic imaging. The aim of our study was to determine the usefulness of intraoperative ultrasonography (USG) during DA for evaluating the early results of this procedure. METHODS: Patients who underwent DA from January to December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087891/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
January 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087551/cost-effectiveness-of-superficial-femoral-artery-endovascular-interventions-in-the-uk-and-germany-a-modelling-study
#5
Benjamin C Kearns, Steven M Thomas
OBJECTIVES: To assess the lifetime costs and cost-effectiveness of 5 endovascular interventions to treat superficial femoral arterial disease. DESIGN: A model-based health economic evaluation. An existing decision analytical model was used, with updated effectiveness data taken from the literature, and updated costs based on purchasing prices. SETTING: UK and German healthcare perspectives were considered. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with intermittent claudication of the femoropopliteal arteries eligible for endovascular treatment...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068753/retrospective-matched-pair-cohort-study-on-effect-of-bisegmental-fenestration-versus-hemilaminectomy-for-bisegmental-spinal-canal-stenosis-at-l3-l4-and-l4-l5
#6
Julia Schüppel, Friedrich Weber
Background The main symptoms of degenerative lumbar spinal canal stenosis are progressive back pain, spinal claudication, and, occasionally, sensory and motor deficits. Impairments particularly occur during walking, standing, and sitting. Thus social and vocational activities are increasingly restricted, causing considerable suffering for patients. Surgical therapies are superior to conservative ones. This article studies the outcome of 2-level fenestration versus hemilaminectomy for bisegmental spinal stenosis decompression...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065441/clinimetric-evaluation-of-the-vascular-quality-of-life-questionnaire-in-patients-with-lower-limb-ischaemia
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A P Conijn, T B K Santema, S Bipat, M J W Koelemay, R J de Haan
OBJECTIVES: Although commonly used to measure health related quality of life in patients with lower limb ischaemia, the measurement properties of the VascuQol and its assumed underlying health dimensions have not been studied in depth. The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate aspects of reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the VascuQol in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) and critical limb ischaemia (CLI). METHODS: Two datasets containing 195 patients with IC and 150 patients with CLI were used...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050885/results-of-an-international-postmarketing-surveillance-study-of-pl-vegf165-safety-and-efficacy-in-210-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#8
Roman Deev, Igor Plaksa, Ilia Bozo, Artur Isaev
INTRODUCTION: The effective treatment of chronic lower limb ischemia is one of the most challenging issues confronting vascular surgeons. Current pharmacological therapies play an auxiliary role and cannot prevent disease progression, and new treatment methods are needed. pl-VEGF165, a gene therapy drug, was approved in Russia for the treatment of atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after clinical studies in 2011. The study drug is an original gene construction in which pl-VEGF165 1...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041804/endovascular-treatment-of-the-common-femoral-artery-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Jeffrey J Siracuse, Kathryn Van Orden, Jeffrey A Kalish, Mohammad H Eslami, Marc L Schermerhorn, Virendra I Patel, Denis Rybin, Alik Farber
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular interventions of the common femoral (CFA) and deep (DFA) femoral arteries are becoming more common. However, there is very little published data for guidance. Our objective was to analyze practice patterns and outcomes from these interventions. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (2010-2015) was queried for all endovascular interventions of the CFA and DFA. Cases that were emergent or for acute limb ischemia were excluded. Those with isolated CFA with or without DFA treatment were analyzed...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025354/the-effectiveness-and-risks-of-non-image-guided-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injections-a-systematic-review-with-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-published-data
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REVIEW
Yakov Vorobeychik, Anil Sharma, Clark C Smith, David C Miller, Milan P Stojanovic, Steve M Lobel, Marc A Valley, Belinda Duszynski, David J Kennedy
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and risks of non-image-guided lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injections. DESIGN: Systematic review. INTERVENTIONS: Three reviewers with formal training and certification in evidence-based medicine searched the literature on non-image-guided lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injections. A larger team of seven reviewers independently assessed the methodology of studies found and appraised the quality of the evidence presented...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018500/the-effect-of-hachimi-jio-gan-ba-wei-di-huang-wan-on-the-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-prospective-study-using-kampo-medicine
#11
Koji Kawago, Shunya Shindo, Hidenori Inoue, Junetsu Akasaka, Shinya Motohashi, Go Urabe, Masahiro Sato, Hirotomo Uchiyama, Hitoshi Ogino
Objective: To assess whether Hachimi-jio-gan (HJG), a preparation of Kampo medicine (traditional Japanese medicine), improves quality of life (QOL) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Materials and Methods: Among the patients with PAD being followed in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, those with intermittent claudication (IC) and in stable condition regarding PAD severity were registered. We registered the patients from April 2014 to March 2015...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008792/directional-atherectomy-with-antirestenotic-therapy-vs-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-alone-for-isolated-popliteal-artery-lesions
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Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Arne Schwindt, Giovanni Torsello, Arne Stachmann, Christiane Hericks, Michel J Bosiers, Efthymios Beropoulis, Stefan Stahlhoff, Theodosios Bisdas
PURPOSE: To report a single-center study comparing drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty vs directional atherectomy with antirestenotic therapy (DAART) for isolated lesions of the popliteal artery. METHODS: Seventy-two patients were treated with either DCB angioplasty alone (n=31) or with DAART (n=41) for isolated popliteal artery stenotic disease between October 2009 and December 2015. The majority of patients presented with lifestyle-limiting claudication (74% vs 86%, respectively)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006960/lower-extremity-fibromuscular-dysplasia
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Ellen Brinza, Victoria Grabinski, Sridevi Durga, Sarah O'Connor, Sandra L Yesenko, Esther S H Kim, Heather L Gornik
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), a disease well described in the renal and cerebrovascular circulations, also manifests in the lower extremity (LE) arteries. This study reports on the clinical presentation, imaging findings, and treatment of patients with LE FMD seen at a single center. Over a 7-year span, 100 of 449 patients with FMD had imaging of the LE arteries, of which 62 were found to have LE FMD (13.8% of the entire FMD cohort including patients with and without LE imaging). The majority of patients were women (96...
January 1, 2016: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003211/lower-limb-hot-water-immersion-acutely-induces-beneficial-hemodynamic-and-cardiovascular-responses-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-healthy-elderly-controls
#14
Kate N Thomas, Andre Marie van Rij, Samuel J E Lucas, James D Cotter
Passive heat induces beneficial perfusion profiles, provides substantive cardiovascular strain and reduces blood pressure, thereby holding potential for healthy and cardiovascular disease populations. The aim of this study was to assess acute responses to passive heat via lower-limb hot-water immersion in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and healthy, elderly controls. Eleven patients with PAD (age 71±6 y, 7 male) and ten Controls (age 72±7 y, 8 male) underwent hot-water immersion (30 min waist-level immersion in 42...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998620/newly-diagnosed-vs-relapsing-giant-cell-arteritis-baseline-data-from-the-giacta-trial
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Katie Tuckwell, Neil Collinson, Sophie Dimonaco, Micki Klearman, Daniel Blockmans, Elisabeth Brouwer, Maria C Cid, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Juergen Rech, Carlo Salvarani, Sebastian H Unizony, John H Stone
OBJECTIVE: To report entry criteria and clinical features of patients with newly diagnosed and relapsing giant cell arteritis (GCA) enrolled in a randomized trial of tocilizumab, an interleukin-6 receptor-alpha inhibitor. METHODS: Newly diagnosed GCA was defined as diagnosis ≤6 weeks before baseline. Relapsing GCA was defined as diagnosis >6 weeks before baseline with ≥2 consecutive weeks of prednisone ≥40mg/day. All patients had active GCA within 6 weeks of baseline...
November 15, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998051/follow-up-and-surveillance-of-vein-grafts-when-and-how-to-intervene-to-prevent-complications
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Olivia M McBride, Roderick T Chalmers
Despite advances in endovascular strategies, surgical infrainguinal lower limb revascularization remains the gold standard treatment for critical lower limb ischemia and disabling claudication.1 Maintaining patency of infrainguinal vein bypass grafts has been a challenging task for vascular surgeons as they are prone to developing stenosis which may precipitate failure of the bypass.2,3 Duplex ultrasound scanning has evolved as the investigation of choice to identify vein graft lesions but graft surveillance programs using this technique remain controversial...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998046/supervised-exercise-therapy-it-does-work-but-how-to-set-up-a-program
#17
David Hageman, Marijn M VAN DEN Houten, Steffie Spruijt, Lindy N Gommans, Marc R Scheltinga, Joep A Teijink
Intermittent claudication (IC) is a manifestation of peripheral arterial disease. IC has a high prevalence in the older population, is closely associated with other expressions of atherosclerotic disease and often co-exists in multimorbid patients. Treatment of IC should address reduction of cardiovascular risk and improvement of functional capacity and health-related quality of life (QoL). As recommended by contemporary international guidelines, the first-line treatment includes supervised exercise therapy (SET)...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994881/endovascular-treatment-of-spontaneous-isolated-abdominal-aortic-dissection
#18
Anna Maria Giribono, Doriana Ferrara, Flavia Spalla, Donatella Narese, Umberto Bracale, Felice Pecoraro, Renata Bracale, Luca Del Guercio, Umberto Marcello Bracale
Isolated abdominal aortic dissection is a rare clinical disease representing only 1.3% of all dissections. There are a few case series reported in the literature. The causes of this pathology can be spontaneous, iatrogenic, or traumatic. Most patients are asymptomatic and symptoms are usually abdominal or back pain, while claudication and lower limb ischemia are rare. Surgical and endovascular treatment are two valid options with acceptable results. We herein describe nine cases of symptomatic spontaneous isolated abdominal aortic dissection, out of which four successfully were treated with an endovascular approach between July 2003 and July 2013...
December 2016: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990191/relief-of-lower-back-and-leg-pain-after-myelography
#19
Rui Guo, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Tetsutaro Mizuno, Koji Akeda, Tetsushi Kondo, Yuichi Kasai
INTRODUCTION: It is well-known that many patients will have adverse reactions such as headache and nausea after undergoing myelography, but we have often seen cases where symptoms such as lower back pain and leg pain were alleviated following myelography. To the best of our knowledge, such clinical cases of post-myelographic alleviation have not been reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 325 patients with a degenerative lumbar spinal disorder who underwent myelography were prospectively investigated at four hospitals from April 2012 to March 2014 to survey the post-myelographic alleviation of lower back and leg pain prospectively...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986482/high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-the-treatment-of-lower-extremity-in-stent-restenosis
#20
Karen J Ho, Phillip M Devlin, Arin L Madenci, Marcus E Semel, Edwin C Gravereaux, Louis L Nguyen, Michael Belkin, Matthew T Menard
OBJECTIVE: Historically, edge stenosis and late thrombosis limited the effectiveness of adjunctive endovascular brachytherapy (EVBT) for in-stent restenosis (ISR) after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and stenting. We evaluated an updated protocol of PTA and EVBT for ISR among patients with lower extremity occlusive disease. METHODS: This is a retrospective, single-center review of patients treated with PTA and EVBT for ISR in the iliac and femoropopliteal segments between 2004 and 2012...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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