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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633618/specialized-consultations-in-a-hospital-based-referral-center-for-patients-suspected-of-having-limb-lymphedema-impact-on-diagnosis
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Stéphane Vignes, Florence Vidal, Maria Arrault
Lymphedema, a chronic debilitating disease, is not always easily diagnosed. A total of 254 new patients ((217 women, 37 men), median (Q1-Q3) age 61 (46-72) years) were referred for suspected limb lymphedema to an exclusively lymphedema-dedicated department for a first consultation (January - March 2015) were included; among 118 with upper limb involvement, 100 (84.7%) were diagnosed with post-breast cancer therapy and four with primary lymphedemas; among 136 with lower limb involvement, 31 (22.8%) were diagnosed with primary lymphedemas and 35 (25...
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632555/changes-in-cytokines-sensory-tests-and-self-reported-pain-levels-after-manual-treatment-of-low-back-pain
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Brian F Degenhardt, Jane C Johnson, Christian Fossum, Chad T Andicochea, Melissa K Stuart
STUDY DESIGN: Unbalanced 3-factor design with repeated measures on 1 factor. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of manual treatment (MT) on cytokine and pain sensations in those with and without low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Evidence suggests that MT reduces LBP but by unknown mechanisms. Certain cytokines have been elevated in patients with LBP and may be affected by MT. METHODS: Participants aged 20-60 years with chronic LBP or without LBP were recruited and randomly assigned to MT, sham ultrasound treatment, or no treatment groups...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631699/-lower-extremity-venous-diseases-in-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
#3
O M Lesnyak, E V Zubareva, M G Goncharova, D M Maksimov
AIM: To establish a possible association between knee osteoarthritis (OA) and lower extremity venous diseases ((LEVDs) on the basis of thorough clinical and instrumental studies. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A case-control study recruiting 40-60-year-old women was conducted. A study group included 85 women with knee OA; a control group consisted of 50 women without this condition. The patients of both groups underwent assessment of complaints and goal-directed objective examination to identify joint diseases and chronic LEVDs, knee X-ray study, and duplex scanning of the lower extremity veins...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631156/diagnosis-of-secondary-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-role-for-chest-ultrasound-and-prognostic-implications
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Christopher Z Lam, Tanmay Anant Bhamare, Tamadhir Gazzaz, David Manson, Tilman Humpl, Mike Seed
BACKGROUND: Secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia is a complication of congenital heart disease that results from chronic pulmonary venous obstruction. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the performance of chest ultrasound (US) in diagnosing secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia and to review the clinical course of children with secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chest US was performed on 26 children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection or cor triatriatum in a prospective observational study...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631145/biaxial-mechanical-properties-of-bovine-jugular-venous-valve-leaflet-tissues
#5
Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, Jiaqi Lu
Venous valve incompetence has been implicated in diseases ranging from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) to intracranial venous hypertension. However, while the mechanical properties of venous valve leaflet tissues are central to CVI biomechanics and mechanobiology, neither stress-strain curves nor tangent moduli have been reported. Here, equibiaxial tensile mechanical tests were conducted to assess the tangent modulus, strength and anisotropy of venous valve leaflet tissues from bovine jugular veins. Valvular tissues were stretched to 60% strain in both the circumferential and radial directions, and leaflet tissue stress-strain curves were generated for proximal and distal valves (i...
June 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626072/5-ht-causes-splanchnic-venodilation
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Bridget Mahon Seitz, Hakan Orer, Teresa Krieger-Burke, Emma S Darios, Janice M Thompson, Gregory D Fink, Stephanie W Watts
Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytrypamine) causes relaxation of the isolated superior mesenteric vein (SMV), a splanchnic blood vessel, through activation of the 5-HT7 receptor. As part of studies designed to identify the mechanism(s) through which chronic (>24 hours) infusion of 5-HT lowers blood pressure, we test the hypothesis that 5-HT causes an in vitro and in vivo splanchnic venodilation that is 5-HT7 receptor-dependent. In tissue baths for measurement of isometric contraction, the portal vein (PV) and abdominal inferior vena cava (Ab IVC) relaxed to 5-HT and the 5-HT1/7 receptor agonist 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT); relaxation was abolished by the 5-HT7 receptor antagonist SB269970...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625819/outcomes-of-relocation-of-basilic-vein-in-brachiobasilic-fistulas-in-chronic-renal-failure
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Farzad Kakaei, Ahad Hasankhani, Mir-Salim Seyyed-Sadeghi, Peyman Virani, Tooraj Asvadi, Sina Zarrintan
BACKGROUND: In patients without or with injured cephalic vein, using the basilic vein for creating arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best way for hemodialysis. In order to create AVF, the basilic vein should be superficialized and lateralized. This study sought to examine outcome of relocation of basilic vein in brachiobasilic fistulas in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). METHODS: We evaluated the outcome of creation of brachiobasilic fistula with transposition of basilic vein in 27 patients (14 males and 13 females with mean age of 60...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625266/-risk-factors-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-associated-with-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-in-upper-extremity-in-icu
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Ning Zhao, Jiale Zhang, Ting Jiang, Xia Chen, Jianning Wang, Chengzhi Ding, Fen Liu, Kejian Qian, Rong Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence and its risk factors of peripherally inserted central venous catheter related upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (PICC-UEDVT) in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Clinical data of the patients received PICCs in ICU of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from August 2013 to August 2016 were retrospectively analysed. The inclusion criteria in the study included: the age > 18 years old, catheter indwelling time > 1 week and the complete relevant information...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625258/-plasma-level-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-septic-patients-and-its-clinical-significance-a-prospective-observational-study
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Fangxiao Zhang, Zhidan Zhang, Xiaochun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) level in plasma of sepsis patients and judge its clinical value for early diagnosing of sepsis. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients after surgery aged > 18 years and expected to stay in the ICU > 24 hours admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from November 2014 to February 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
#10
Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625234/-effect-of-global-end-diastolic-volume-index-guidance-fluid-resuscitation-in-elderly-patients-with-septic-shock
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Shuang Ma, Rumin Zhang, Shifu Wang, Meiling Zhao, Lei Wang, Yun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of global end diastolic volume index (GEDVI) on fluid resuscitation in elderly patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Septic shock patients over 65 years admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shandong Province, Zibo Central Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled. The patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group, 20 cases in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624257/moderate-exercise-training-decreases-inflammation-in-transgenic-sickle-cell-mice
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Emmanuelle Charrin, John J Dubé, Philippe Connes, Vincent Pialoux, Samit Ghosh, Camille Faes, Solomon F Ofori-Acquah, Cyril Martin
Chronic systemic inflammation is a pathophysiological feature of sickle cell disease (SCD). Considering that regular exercise exerts multiple beneficial health effects including anti-inflammatory actions, we investigated whether a treadmill training program could minimize the inflammatory state in transgenic sickle cell (SS) mice. To test this hypothesis, SS mice were subjected to a treadmill training protocol of 1h/day, 5days a week for 8weeks. Exercise training increased the percent of venous oxyhemoglobin and sharply decreased the percent of carboxyhemoglobin suggesting that exercise training may limit the proportion of erythrocytes that were deoxygenated in the venous circulation...
June 13, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624002/pathophysiology-of-venous-ulceration
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REVIEW
Joel M Crawford, Brajesh K Lal, Walter N Durán, Peter J Pappas
Our understanding of the pathophysiologic process of venous ulceration has dramatically increased during the past two decades because of dedicated, venous-specific basic science research. Currently, the mechanisms regulating venous ulceration are a combination of macroscopic and microscopic pathologic processes. Macroscopic alterations refer to pathologic processes related to varicose vein formation, vein wall architecture, and cellular abnormalities that impair venous function. These processes are primarily caused by genetic factors that lead to the destruction of normal vein wall architecture and venous hypertension...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623998/ruptured-common-femoral-vein-pseudoaneurysm-from-a-common-femoral-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-as-lower-extremity-steal-after-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein
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Robert Scott Brumberg, Cassie Davis
Radiofrequency ablation of the superficial venous systems has become one of the mainstays of minimally invasive approaches to varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. These procedures have high rates of success with scarce complications. This case report highlights a patient with a common femoral arteriovenous fistula presenting with lower extremity steal after radiofrequency ablation treatment of the great saphenous vein. During operative repair of the arteriovenous fistula, a pseudoaneurysm of the common femoral vein ruptured...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623996/functional-polymorphism-rs1024611-in-the-mcp1-gene-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-varicose-veins-of-lower-extremities
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Alexandra S Shadrina, Mariya A Smetanina, Kseniya S Sevost'ianova, Evgenii I Seliverstov, Evgeny A Ilyukhin, Elena N Voronina, Igor A Zolotukhin, Maxim L Filipenko
OBJECTIVE: Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) is a chemokine responsible for monocyte, basophil, and T-lymphocyte attraction. Polymorphism rs1024611 located in the regulatory region of the MCP1 gene has previously been shown to be associated with increased MCP-1 production. In our study, we aimed to examine the association of rs1024611 with the risk of primary varicose veins (PVVs) of lower extremities. METHODS: The case group comprised 470 patients with PVVs, and the control group included 269 individuals without a history of chronic venous disease...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622247/effects-of-portal-hypertension-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications
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Ulrika Asenbaum, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Mattias Mandorfer, Richard Nolz, Julia Furtner, Thomas Reiberger, Arnulf Ferlitsch, Klaus Kaczirek, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Andreas G Wibmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of portal hypertension (PH) on gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and assess diagnostic and prognostic implications in comparison to established imaging features of PH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board-approved retrospective study of 178 patients (142 men; median age, 59.4 years) with chronic liver disease undergoing MRI and hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement between January 2008 and April 2015...
June 16, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621588/perioperative-single-site-veno-venous-extracorporeal-co2-removal-for-minimally-invasive-giant-bulla-resection
#17
Bassam Redwan, Christian Biancosino, Felix Giebel, Gabriele Woebker, Michael Eberlein, Servet Boeluekbas
Giant pulmonary bullae are rare and surgical management of patients with severe emphysema and advanced chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) presenting with giant bullae can be very challenging. Previously, perioperative, two-site, high-flow, veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was successfully utilized during giant bulla resection. Here we report the perioperative application of single-site, low-flow extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) for minimally invasive thoracoscopic giant bulla resection...
June 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621285/assessment-of-c-reactive-proteins-cytokines-and-plasma-protein-levels-in-hypertensive-patients-with-apical-periodontitis
#18
N Rashmi, Vineet Galhotra, Pallavi Goel, Jagadish P Rajguru, Satyendra K Jha, Kiran Kulkarni
INTRODUCTION: Chronic apical periodontitis (CAP) manifests mostly as periapical radiolucency. Various inflammatory mediators play a significant role in the pathogenesis of apical periodontitis. In acute inflammatory conditions, C-reactive proteins (CRP) and fibrinogen show a rise in their concentrations. In chronic diseases with high inflammatory components, an increased prevalence of hypertension has been observed. Hence, we assessed the association of CAP and plasma levels of various inflammatory markers (CRP, interleukin 6 [IL-6], and fibrinogen) in severely hypertensive patients...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620429/novel-approaches-to-ultrasonography-of-the-lung-and-pleural-space-where-are-we-now
#19
REVIEW
Daniel Lichtenstein
This review article is an update of what should be known for practicing basic lung ultrasound in the critically ill (LUCI) and is also of interest for less critical disciplines (e.g. pulmonology). It pinpoints on the necessity of a professional machine (not necessarily a sophisticated one) and probe. It lists the 10 main signs of LUCI and some of the main protocols made possible using LUCI: the BLUE protocol for a respiratory failure, the FALLS protocol for a circulatory failure, the SESAME protocol for a cardiac arrest and the investigation of a ventilated acute respiratory distress syndrome patient, etc...
June 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619238/mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-venous-leg-ulcer-an-intoxicating-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Anjali Athanerey, Pradeep Kumar Patra, Awanish Kumar
Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are a prevalent and reoccurring type of complicated wound, turning as a considerable public healthcare issue, with critical social and economic concern. There are both medical and surgical therapies to treat venous leg ulcers; however, a cure does not yet exist. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are capable and proved of accelerating wound healing in vivo and their study with human chronic wounds is currently awaited. MSCs are a promising source of adult progenitor cells for cellular therapy and have been demonstrated to differentiate into various mesenchymal cell lineages...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
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