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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328849/protrusion-of-a-rod-into-the-spinal-canal-10-years-after-segmental-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Siyi Cai, Xiangyi Kong, Chengrui Yan, Yipeng Wang, Xueshuai Wan, Jialu Zhang, Guixing Qiu, Keyi Yu
The objective of this article is to report an unusual case of a spinal rod that protruded into the spinal canal after lumbar spine surgery.Only 4 cases of spinal rod migration with protrusion into the spinal canal have been reported. This is the first report of a case involving the use of posterior low lumbar segmental instrumentation with a screw-rod system. The left side of the rod gradually migrated and finally protruded into the canal and compressed the cord.A 60-year-old woman presented with pain and numbness of the posterior aspect of the left leg after a long-distance walk...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327114/study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-clinical-and-radiological-results-after-three-different-posterior-decompression-techniques-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-the-spinal-stenosis-trial-sst-part-of-the-nordsten-study
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Erland Hermansen, Ivar Magne Austevoll, Ulla Kristina Romild, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Oliver Grundnes, Jørn Aaen, Jens Ivar Brox, Christian Hellum, Kari Indrekvam
BACKGROUND: There are several posterior decompression techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). There is a trend towards performing less invasive surgical procedures, but no multicentre randomized controlled trials have evaluated the relative efficacy of these techniques at short and long-term. METHOD/DESIGN: A multicentre randomized controlled trial [the Spinal Stenosis Trial (SST) (part of the NORDSTEN study)] including 465 patients aged 18-80 years with neurogenic claudication or radiating pain and MRI findings indicating lumbar spinal stenosis without spondylolisthesis is performed to compare three posterior decompression techniques: unilateral laminotomy with crossover, bilateral laminotomy and spinous process osteotomy...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318998/commentary-on-primary-stenting-of-the-superficial-femoral-artery-in-intermittent-claudication-improves-health-related-quality-of-life-ankle-brachial-index-and-walking-distance-12-month-results-of-a-controlled-randomised-multicentre-trial
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303688/patient-level-meta-analysis-of-999-claudicants-undergoing-primary-femoropopliteal-nitinol-stent-implantation
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Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Joshua A Beckman, Gary Ansel, Sean P Lyden, Peter Schneider, Manish Mehta, Michael Dake, Christopher M Mullin, Michael R Jaff
CONDENSED ABSTRACT: The factors that impact the clinical effectiveness of bare nitinol stents in claudicants with symptomatic femoropopliteal atherosclerosis are incompletely known. The authors analyzed variables that may influence stent durability and provide a benchmark for their effectiveness. Data analyzed from six studies (999 patients) included baseline noninvasive hemodynamic tests, angiographic characteristics, ultrasound defined stent patency and target lesion revascularization through 12-months...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301862/non-arteritic-jaw-claudication
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Christine A Petersen, Courtney E Francis
A 60-year-old woman with decreased visual acuity in her right eye and right-sided jaw claudication was found to have ocular ischemic syndrome secondary to complete occlusion of the brachiocephalic artery. Although jaw claudication is often considered to be pathognomonic for giant cell arteritis, it has a broad differential diagnosis including both vascular and nonvascular conditions.
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295971/mid-term-outcomes-of-orbital-atherectomy-combined-with-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-disease
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T Raymond Foley, Ryan P Cotter, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Daniel D Nguyen, Stephen W Waldo, Ehrin J Armstrong
PURPOSE: To assess the intraprocedural and mid-term outcomes of orbital atherectomy (OA) combined with drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for the treatment of calcified femoropopliteal disease. METHODS: In this single-center cohort, 89 patients (139 lesions) were treated with DCB angioplasty for claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI). Angiographic characteristics and procedural outcomes were reviewed for patients treated with or without adjunctive OA. Lesion calcification was graded using two previously published scoring systems, the angiographic calcium score (ACS) and the peripheral artery calcification scoring system (PACSS)...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293857/effect-of-cilostazol-in-treating-diabetes-associated-microvascular-complications
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Nicole J Asal, Karolina A Wojciak
PURPOSE: Cilostazol (Pletal), a phosphodiesterase-3 inhibitor, was approved in the United States in 1999 to reduce symptoms of intermittent claudication. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate levels increase from inhibition of phosphodiesterase resulting in anti-platelet, anti-inflammatory, and vasodilatory effects. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that causes endothelial and platelet dysfunction leading to both microvascular and macrovascular complications. This mini-review highlights the emerging evidence suggesting benefits of using cilostazol in treating microvascular complications associated with diabetes mellitus...
March 14, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292886/optical-probing-of-gastrocnemius-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-characterizes-myopathic-biochemical-alterations-and-correlates-with-stage-of-disease
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Ryan A Becker, Kim Cluff, Nithyanandhi Duraisamy, Hootan Mehraein, Hussam Farhoud, Tracie Collins, George P Casale, Iraklis I Pipinos, Jeyamkondan Subbiah
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition caused by atherosclerotic blockages in the arteries supplying the lower limbs and is characterized by ischemia of the leg, progressive myopathy, and increased risk of limb loss. The affected leg muscles undergo significant changes of their biochemistry and metabolism including variations in the levels of many key proteins, lipids, and nucleotides. The mechanisms behind these changes are poorly understood. The objective of this study was to correlate the severity of the PAD disease stage and associated hemodynamic limitation (determined by the ankle brachial index, ABI) in the legs of the patients with alterations in the biochemistry of chronically ischemic leg muscle as determined by ATR-Fourier transform infrared micro-spectroscopy...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287043/healthcare-and-economic-burden-of-adverse-events-among-patients-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-treated-with-bcr-abl1-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Jay Lin, Dinara Makenbaeva, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Robyn Bilmes
OBJECTIVES: BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are established treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML); however, they are associated with infrequent, but clinically serious adverse events (AEs). The objective of this analysis was to assess healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with AEs, previously identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) in another study, among TKI-treated patients. METHODS: Adult patients with ≥1 inpatient or ≥2 outpatient ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for CML and ≥1 claim for a TKI treatment between January 1, 2006 and September 30, 2012 were identified from the Commercial and Medicare MarketScan databases...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286187/hybrid-evar-preservation-of-pelvic-perfusion-with-external-to-internal-iliac-artery-bypass
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Neel A Mansukhani, George E Havelka, Irene B Helenowski, Heron E Rodriguez, Andrew W Hoel, Mark K Eskandari
INTRODUCTION: Diminished pelvic arterial flow as a result of intentional coverage/embolization of internal iliac arteries (IIA) during isolated endovascular common iliac artery aneurysm (CIAA) repair or endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) may result in symptomatic pelvic ischemia. While generally well tolerated, in severe cases pelvic ischemia may manifest as recalcitrant buttock claudication, vasculogenic impotence, or perineal, vesicle, rectal, and/or spinal cord ischemia...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285932/calf-raise-exercise-increases-walking-performance-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
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Michel Van Schaardenburgh, Martin Wohlwend, Øivind Rognmo, Erney Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of intermittent claudication (IC) are improved by exercise. The improvement might be secondary to increased blood perfusion or increased muscle mitochondrial capacity. Ischemia followed by reperfusion, also named preconditioning, is known to stimulate the mitochondria. We focused on a calf raise exercise inducing preconditioning in the calf muscle of patients with IC. We hypothesized that 8 weeks of this exercise would increase walking performance and mitochondrial capacity without a change in blood flow...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276661/anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-left-sided-inferior-vena-cava-and-right-sided-aortic-arch
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Kevin Phan, Bernard A M Fang, Monish M Maharaj, Andrew F Lennox, Ralph J Mobbs
Spinal fusion via anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) can offer symptomatic relief to patients that suffer severe low back pain, radiculopathy, and claudication. However, a detailed working knowledge of the thoracic, abdominal, and lumbar anatomy, particularly of the vasculature, is vital. We report the case of a 68-year-old man who presented with radiculopathy and progressively worsening low back pain despite 9 months of unsuccessful conservative therapy and pain management. Preoperative computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a rare anatomical variation, with an anomalous left-sided inferior vena cava and anomalous aorta...
March 9, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273223/endovascular-therapeutic-options-for-the-treatment-of-aortoiliac-aneurysms
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Bernardo Massière, Arno VON-Ristow, Alberto Vescovi, Daniel Leal, Lea Mirian Barbosa Fonseca
About 20% of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms have associated iliac aneurysms. Distal sealing during the endovascular treatment of aortic-iliac aneurysms is a challenge that has led to the emergence of several technical options to achieve this goal over the years. Internal iliac artery embolization is associated with the risk of ischemic complications, such as gluteal necrosis, lower limb neurological deficit, colonic ischemia, impotence and gluteal claudication. This article summarizes the technical options for endovascular treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms with different approaches to preserving the patency of internal iliac arteries...
December 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264725/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limb-intermittent-claudication-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-the-shockwave-1-trial
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Thomas Cayton, Amy E Harwood, George E Smith, Joshua P Totty, Daniel Carradice, Ian C Chetter
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has a population prevalence of 4.6% with intermittent claudication (IC) presenting as one of the earliest and most common symptoms. PAD has detrimental effects on patients' walking ability in terms of maximum walking distance (MWD) and pain-free walking distance (PFWD). Research has suggested extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) may induce angiogenesis in treated tissue; therefore, our objective is to assess the tolerability and efficacy of ESWT as a novel treatment of intermittent claudication...
March 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259575/google-maps-offers-a-new-way-to-evaluate-claudication
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Husain Khambati, Kim Boles, Prasad Jetty
BACKGROUND: Accurate determination of walking capacity is important for the clinical diagnosis and management plan for patients with peripheral arterial disease. The current "gold standard" of measurement is walking distance on a treadmill. However, treadmill testing is not always reflective of the patient's natural walking conditions, and it may not be fully accessible in every vascular clinic. The objective of this study was to determine whether Google Maps, the readily available GPS-based mapping tool, offers an accurate and accessible method of evaluating walking distances in vascular claudication patients...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259568/chloroquine-improves-the-response-to-ischemic-muscle-injury-and-increases-hmgb1-after-arterial-ligation
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Jun Xu, Xiangdong Cui, Jiehua Li, Panagiotis Koutakis, Iraklis Pipinos, Edith Tzeng, Alex Chen, Ulka Sachdev
OBJECTIVE: We have previously shown that exogenous administration of the nuclear protein high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) improves angiogenesis after tissue ischemia. Antagonizing HMGB1 prolongs muscle necrosis and deters regeneration. In this study, we evaluated HMGB1 expression in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and the mechanisms that promote its release in a murine model of hindlimb ischemia. Specifically, we investigated how chloroquine (CQ), a commonly employed disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, promotes HMGB1 release from muscle...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259239/long-term-comparative-outcomes-of-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-with-and-without-concomitant-coronary-artery-disease
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Debbie C Chen, Gagan D Singh, Ehrin J Armstrong, Stephen W Waldo, John R Laird, Ezra A Amsterdam
There are limited contemporary data on guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) utilization and long-term clinical outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) with and without concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD). From 2006 to 2013, 879 patients with claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI) underwent diagnostic angiography or therapeutic endovascular intervention at our multidisciplinary vascular center. GDMT use was assessed at the time of angiography, and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) and all-cause mortality were determined during 5 years of follow-up...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256907/proximal-occlusion-of-unaffected-internal-iliac-artery-versus-distal-occlusion-of-aneurysmatic-internal-iliac-artery-prior-to-evar-a-comparative-evaluation-of-efficacy-and-clinical-outcome
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Alexander Dierks, Alexander Sauer, Franziska Wolfschmidt, Nicole Hassold, Richard Kellersmann, Thorsten A Bley, Ralph Kickuth
OBJECTIVE: Occlusion of the internal iliac artery (IIA) may be necessary prior to endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to prevent endoleak Type II. We compared efficacy and clinical outcome after proximal occlusion of an unaffected IIA (ProxEmbx) using an Amplatzer vascular plug (AVP) I vs distal occlusion of aneurysmatic IIA with coils and plugs (DistEmbx). METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 22 patients underwent EVAR. In 9 patients with unaffected IIA, occlusion was performed by a single AVP...
April 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254396/new-insights-on-tuberculous-aortitis
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Laure Delaval, Tiphaine Goulenok, Paul Achouh, David Saadoun, Julien Gaudric, Quentin Pellenc, Jean-Emmanuel Kahn, Nicoletta Pasi, Damien van Gysel, Patrick Bruneval, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
OBJECTIVE: Aortitis is an exceedingly rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We describe 11 patients with tuberculous aortitis (TA). METHODS: Multicenter medical charts of patients hospitalized between 2003 and 2015 with TA in Paris, France, were reviewed. Demographic, medical history, laboratory, imaging, pathologic findings, treatment, and follow-up data were extracted from medical records. TA was considered when aortitis was diagnosed in a patient with active tuberculosis...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245772/structure-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-different-vascular-territories-clinical-relevance
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Pavel Poredos, Peter Poredos, Mateja Kaja Jezovnik
Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease with different faces. Despite similar, or even identical, risk factors and pathogenesis, atherosclerotic lesions and their clinical manifestations vary in different parts of the vasculature. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) represents a frequent clinical manifestations of atherosclerotic disease. The pathohistological characteristics of plaques in PAD differ from lesions in the coronary arteries. Plaques in the SFA have more fibrotic elements with less lipid and degenerative tissue elements; this makes them more stable and less prone to rupture...
February 26, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
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