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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930387/noninvasive-estimation-of-liver-fibrosis-in-biopsy-proven-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patients-angiogenic-fibrogenic-link
#1
El-Shahat A Toson, Gamal E Shiha, Hatem A El-Mezayen, Waleed Samir, Mohamed M El-Khininy
BACKGROUND/AIM: The assessment of liver fibrosis provides useful information not only for diagnosis but also for therapeutic decisions. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a predictive score named the angiogenic index (Angio-Index) for liver fibrosis staging and to compare Angio-Index by King, Gotebörg University Cirrhosis Index, Lok, FIB-4, and aspartate aminotranferase/alanine aminotranferase scores in hepatitis C virus-infected patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum levels of angiopoietin-2, basic fibroblast growth factor, hepatocyte growth factor, and endostatin were assayed using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 122 HCV patients represented in two sets (estimation group and validation group)...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921167/the-real-world-in-the-clinic-before-and-after-the-establishment-of-guidelines-for-coronary-artery-spasm-a-questionnaire-for-members-of-the-japanese-cine-angio-association
#2
Shozo Sueda, Hiroaki Kohno, Hideaki Yoshino
We investigated the clinical situations and the present knowledge of Japanese cardiologists about coronary artery spasm before and after the establishment of guidelines for this condition in the real world. A questionnaire was developed regarding the number of cases of coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, and invasive/non-invasive spasm provocation tests before (2008) and after (2014) the establishment of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) guidelines for coronary artery spasm and the status of spasm provocation tests...
December 5, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911421/-analysis-of-changes-in-central-macular-thickness-based-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-findings-in-retinal-vein-occlusion
#3
M V Budzinskaya, A V Shelankova, M A Mikhailova, A A Plyukhova, N M Nurieva, A V Fomin
AIM: To investigate the relationship between OCT angiography measurements and central fundus changes in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 21 RVO patients aged from 55 to 86 years (69.9±2.28 years), including 8 patients with ischemic central RVO (I-CRVO; 73.6±3.4 years on average) and 13 patients with branch RVO (BRVO; 67.6±3.0 years on average). Of the latter, 8 cases were ischemic (I-BRVO) and 5 non-ischemic (NI-BRVO)...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895519/portal-hypertension-an-uncommon-clinical-manifestation-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-9-year-old-child
#4
Cristina N Herrera, Javier E Tomala-Haz
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is the third most common childhood vasculitis and its clinical manifestations depend on the arteries involved. We report a case of a 9-year-old boy with multiple aneurysms in carotid and iliac arteries, subclavian and coronary arteries, and abdominal aorta. At the age of 7 years, he presented with recurrent fever and hepatosplenomegaly. An angio-computed tomography scan showed aneurysms in the left subclavian artery, abdominal aorta, and both proximal iliac arteries. He was diagnosed with TA and was treated with corticosteroids, aspirin, and enalapril...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894570/an-overview-of-pre-expanded-perforator-flaps-part-1-current-concepts
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REVIEW
Chunmei Wang, Sifen Yang, Jing Zhang, Lun Yan, Ping Song, Hiko Hyakusoku, Lee L Q Pu
Pre-expanded perforator flaps, a combination of tissue expansion with perforator flaps, are emerging as another landmark of plastic surgery. This flap inherits the characteristics of both perforator flaps and expanded flaps, making it a highly versatile option in reconstructive surgery. However, the definition of the pre-expanded perforator flap and the impact of pre-expansion on the superficial angio-architecture remain controversial. In this article, the authors review current concepts including the mechanism of expansion and the resultant changes in the angio-architecture...
January 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879949/single-center-experience-with-vascular-closure-devices-in-real-world-endovascular-peripheral-interventions
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Bruno Freitas, Sabine Steiner, Yvonne Bausback, Holger Staab, Daniela Branzan, Ursula Banning-Eichenseer, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of vascular closure devices(VCDs) in non-cardiac endovascular interventions. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients submitted to endovascular interventions, with deployment of 2327 vascular closure devices. Demographic, clinical/periprocedural, post-operative, complication and reintervention data were reviewed. RESULTS: 2107 patients (1409(66.9%) men) were included. Perclose ProGlide®(Abbott Vascular, CA,USA) was employed 1683 times(72...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867294/novel-technique-to-treat-common-femoral-artery-pseudoaneurysm-using-angio-seal-closure-device
#7
Jon Robken, Nicolas W Shammas
Iatrogenic common femoral artery pseudoaneurysm is a well-described vascular access complication. Several methods have been proposed to treat these pseudoaneurysms. In this report, we present three cases of successful pseudoaneurysm closure using a novel method of retrograde pseudoaneurysm access and thrombosis with Angio-Seal (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN) closure device. This technique appears safe, effective, and reduces patient discomfort.
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865540/cofactors-and-comorbidities-in-patients-with-aspirin-nsaid-hypersensitivity
#8
REVIEW
M Sánchez-Borges, F Caballero-Fonseca, A Capriles-Hulett
Hypersensitivity reactions to aspirin and other NSAIDs occur in individuals genetically predisposed and exhibit different clinical manifestations, especially respiratory, cutaneous, and generalised. Five different phenotypes define distinct clinical pictures: aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, aspirin/NSAID cutaneous disease, NSAID-induced urticaria, angio-oedema and anaphylaxis, single NSAID reactions, and delayed reactions. They are observed more frequently in middle-aged women, and in atopic individuals...
November 16, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858166/traumatic-aortic-injury-does-the-anatomy-of-the-aortic-arch-influence-aortic-trauma-severity
#9
Jacek Wojciechowski, Lukasz Znaniecki, Kamil Bury, Kamil Chwojnicki, Jan Rogowski
PURPOSE: Traumatic aortic injury (TAI) is a rare but life-threatening type of injury. We investigate whether the anatomy of the aortic arch influences the severity of aortic injury. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of twenty-two cases treated with TEVAR for TAI in our department from 2009 to 2014. Aortic injury was assessed in accordance with the recommendations of the Society of Vascular Surgery. We measured the aortic arch angle and the aortic arch index, based on the initial angio-CT scan, in each of the analyzed cases...
November 17, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855440/loss-of-kcnq1-expression-in-stage-ii-and-stage-iii-colon-cancer-is-a-strong-prognostic-factor-for-disease-recurrence
#10
Sjoerd H den Uil, Veerle M H Coupé, Janneke F Linnekamp, Evert van den Broek, Jeroen A C M Goos, Pien M Delis-van Diemen, Eric J Th Belt, Nicole C T van Grieken, Patricia M Scott, Louis Vermeulen, Jan Paul Medema, Herman Bril, Hein B A C Stockmann, Robert T Cormier, Gerrit A Meijer, Remond J A Fijneman
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide. Accurately identifying stage II CRC patients at risk for recurrence is an unmet clinical need. KCNQ1 was previously identified as a tumour suppressor gene and loss of expression was associated with poor survival in patients with CRC liver metastases. In this study the prognostic value of KCNQ1 in stage II and stage III colon cancer patients was examined. METHODS: KCNQ1 mRNA expression was assessed in 90 stage II colon cancer patients (AMC-AJCCII-90) using microarray gene expression data...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852881/treatment-of-angio-seal-related-femoral-artery-occlusion-using-directional-atherectomy-primary-results-and-midterm-follow-up
#11
Anvar Babaev, Rohit Gokhale, Susanna Zavlunova, Michael Attubato
OBJECTIVE: We describe a novel approach for the endovascular treatment of femoral artery occlusion as a result of Angio-Seal closure device deployment. BACKGROUND: Angio-Seal is the most commonly used vascular closure device following percutaneous coronary and peripheral catheterizations worldwide. A rare complication of Angio-Seal deployment is an occlusion of the femoral artery leading to limb ischemia requiring revascularization. Given its unique ability to cut both atherosclerotic plaque and the Angio-Seal anchor with a collagen plug at operator-directed planes, TurboHawk/HawkOne atherectomy device can be a fast and effective approach to treat Angio-Seal-associated femoral artery occlusions...
November 16, 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847762/endovascular-treatment-of-symptomatic-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms
#12
Jinsol Han, Dong-Jun Lim, Sung-Kon Ha, Jong-Il Choi, Sung-Won Jin, Se-Hoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: Vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs) are rare and many debates are present about treatment options. We review types and efficacy of our endovascular treatments and establish a safe endovascular therapeutic strategy regard to the angio-architecture of VADAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2008 and October 2015, we treated 22 patients with symptomatic VADAs. Fifteen patients presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage from the ruptured VADAs, digital subtraction angiography and magnetic resonance image confirmed the diagnosis and endovascular treatments were followed as their angio-architecture...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843038/hypothenar-hammer-syndrome-a-case-report
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I Jiménez, F Manguila, M Dury
Hypothenar hammer syndrome is an uncommon injury of the ulnar artery in its passage through Guyon's canal, and has been associated with repetitive trauma. Its diagnosis requires of a high level of suspicion and a careful clinical interview. The appropriate treatment is not well defined in the literature, ranging widely from medical treatment to reconstructive surgery. A clinical case is presented of a 52 year-old healthy male, who presented with numbness of his fourth and fifth fingers after a trauma at the hypothenar eminence...
November 11, 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803954/clinical-outcomes-of-femoral-closure-compared-to-radial-compression-devices-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-ferari-study
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Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Melike Ünsal, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Kambis Mashayekhi, Ursula Hoffmann, Siegfried Lang, Jürgen Kuschyk, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
: This study aims to compare prospectively the differences of clinical outcomes being associated with a specific femoral closure (FC) compared to a radial compression (RC) device following percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). This single-center, prospective observational study included consecutively 400 patients either treated by a specific FC (Angio-Seal™, St. Jude Medical, Inc., St. Paul, MN) or RC (TR Band(®), Terumo Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) device following PCI. The primary outcome was to evaluate overall, access site and non-access site bleedings, the secondary outcome was major adverse cardiac events (MACE) occurring within 30 days of follow-up...
November 1, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760021/feeding-pregnant-and-lactating-mice-rhodiola-kirilowii-extracts-helps-to-preserve-thymus-function-of-their-adult-progeny
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K Bień, S Lewicki, R Zdanowski, E Skopinska-Różewska, M Krzyżowska
Plants belonging to Rhodiola kirilowii species, members of Rhodiola genus and Crassulaceae family, grow wildly in Tibet, Mongolia and China mountains and are traditionally used as adaptogens, antidepressants and anti-inflammatory remedies. Nowadays, R. kirilowii is cultivated in some countries, also in Poland. In our previous papers we reported immuno- and angio-modulatory effects of aqueous and hydro-alcoholic extracts of radix and rhizome of this plant in non-pregnant and pregnant mice. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of feeding pregnant and further lactating mice these extracts on selected thymus function parameters in adult progeny...
September 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750252/optimized-flat-detector-ct-in-stroke-imaging-ready-for-first-line-use
#16
Matthias Eckert, Philipp Gölitz, Hannes Lücking, Tobias Struffert, Frauke Knossalla, Arnd Doerfler
BACKGROUND: Using flat-detector CT (FD-CT) for stroke imaging has the advantage that both diagnostic imaging and endovascular therapy can be performed directly within the Angio Suite without any patient transfer and time delay. Thus, stroke management could be speeded up significantly, and patient outcome might be improved. But as precondition for using FD-CT as primary imaging modality, a reliable exclusion of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) has to be possible. This study aimed to investigate whether optimized native FD-CT, using a newly implemented reconstruction algorithm, may reliably detect ICH in stroke patients...
October 18, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743967/-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-experience-over-25-years-and-a-management-protocol
#17
Lorena Monge Galindo, Ruth Fernando Martínez, Cristina Fuertes Rodrigo, David Fustero de Miguel, Victoria Pueyo Royo, Juan Pablo García Iñiguez, Javier López-Pisón, José Luis Peña-Segura
INTRODUCTION: We present our experience on idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), before and after the introduction of a specific diagnosis and management protocol. METHOD: A descriptive retrospective study was conducted on patients with IIH over a 25year period (1990-2015), comparing the last 7years (after introduction of the protocol) with the previous 18years. RESULTS: Among the 18,865 patients evaluated, there were 54 cases of IIH (29 infants and 25 children)...
October 13, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738296/sonographic-differentiation-between-angiolipomas-and-superficial-lipomas
#18
Yoon Sang Shin, Yeo Ju Kim, In Suh Park, Young Chae Chu, Jun Ho Kim, Ha Young Lee, Kyung Hee Lee, Young Hye Kang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the sonographic findings of angio lipomas with those of superficial lipomas. METHODS: Preoperative sonograms of 26 angiolipomas from 18 patients and 47 superficial lipomas from 43 patients that were confirmed by biopsy were reviewed retrospectively. The echo texture, echogenicity, internal echogenic stranding, vascularity, visualization of lateral and superficial-deep tumor capsules, shape, and tumor length, width, and length-to-width ratio were evaluated and compared between angiolipomas and superficial lipomas...
November 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734797/deep-vein-thrombosis-of-the-lower-limb-secondary-to-lumbar-discal-hernia-compression-a-rarity-review-of-the-literature
#19
P Di Cello, S Izzo, F Pugliese, I Di Poce, A Orsini, L Izzo, G Mazzone, F Biancucci, G Sinaimeri, S Valabrega, M Almansour, P Izzo
This case report is about a 70-years-old female patient, suffering from discal hernia, with compression of the iliac vein, that led to the formation of deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs. The angio-CT scan revealed the starting point of the L4- L5 compression where a voluminous discal hernia caused deep vein thrombosis, with the involvement the femoro-popliteal venous axis. Blood samples and PET-CT scans excluded other possible etiologic factors. This case demonstrates how a voluminous discal hernia can cause venous thrombosis...
May 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734336/ficolin-1-levels-in-patients-developing-vasospasm-and-cerebral-ischemia-after-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#20
Laura Llull, Steffen Thiel, Sergio Amaro, Álvaro Cervera, Anna M Planas, Ángel Chamorro
Activation of the inflammatory generating complement system might play a pathogenic role in spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We studied whether plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of complement proteins were associated with angiographic vasospasm and cerebral ischemic lesions after SAH. Ficolin-1 (M-ficolin), ficolin-3 (H-ficolin), mannose-binding lectin (MBL), MBL-associated serine protease 2 (MASP-2), MASP-3, and MAp44 were analyzed in plasma of 45 SAH patients at 24 h after bleeding. Additionally, ficolin-1 levels were measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples obtained 24 h after bleeding in 19 patients with external ventricular drainage placement...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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