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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777556/electrophysiology-and-structural-interventions-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-comparison-of-combined-versus-separate-procedures
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Ian Lindsay, Farnoosh Nik-Ahd, Jamil A Aboulhosn, Jeremy P Moore
BACKGROUND: Electrophysiologic (EP) and structural interventions in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) are typically completed during separate hospital encounters. With planning/coordination, these cases can be combined. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that this integrated approach would yield patient and health system benefits. METHODS: Consecutive ACHD patients undergoing combined interventions were matched to controls with identical but separate procedures...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772311/mid-term-outcomes-of-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-carbon-dioxide-guided-angiography
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Yuriko Takeuchi, Noriyasu Morikage, Yutaro Matsuno, Tamami Nakamura, Makoto Samura, Koshiro Ueda, Takasuke Harada, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Kotaro Suehiro, Hiroshi Ito, Kensuke Sakata, Kimikazu Hamano
BACKGROUND: Although iodinated contrast (IC) agents are commonly used in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), perioperative use in patients with renal dysfunction or IC allergies is avoided. Carbon dioxide (CO2 )-guided angiography is a promising alternative. We aimed to evaluate short-term and mid-term outcomes of EVAR using CO2 -guided angiography. METHODS: Three hundred and eighty-one patients who underwent EVAR from January 2012 to September 2016 were retrospectively reviewed and divided into an IC-EVAR group (n=351) and CO2 -EVAR group (n=30)...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772114/effect-of-highly-concentrated-hyaluronic-acid-chondroitin-sulfate-instillation-on-ureteral-stent-induced-discomfort-after-ureteroscopic-lithotripsy-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Jung Ki Jo, Jae Heon Kim, Kyu Shik Kim, Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Yul Park, Yong Tae Kim, Hong Yong Choi, Eun-Seop Song, Bora Lee, Seung Wook Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of instilling highly concentrated hyaluronic acid (HA)/chondroitin sulfate (CS) on the ureteral stent-related pain, urinary symptoms, and quality of life (QoL) of patients who underwent ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureter stones followed by ureteral stent placement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients were randomly allocated to receive intravesical instillation with HA/CS or normal saline just after ureteral stent placement...
May 17, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765396/acute-in-stent-thrombosis-after-carotid-angioplasty-and-stenting-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Wei Hu, Li Wang, GuoPing Wang
Background: Based on the results of a recent randomized controlled trial, carotid artery stenting (CAS) was regarded as a relatively safe, less invasive treatment of internal carotid artery stenosis. However, cerebral thromboembolic events are the most common complications of CAS. Especially acute stent thrombosis following CAS will be fatal without prompt diagnosis and revascularization. Case Report: We report a case of acute stent thrombosis in whom carotid revascularization was performed successfully via arterial thrombolysis and balloon postdilation...
April 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763988/adjusting-the-length-and-direction-of-the-redundant-duodenal-stent-using-a-detachable-snare-and-endoclips
#5
Takashi Sasaki, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Junko Fujisaki
A 43-year-old woman with advanced gastric cancer was presented with gastric outlet obstruction. Duodenal stent (WallFlex duodenal soft 22mm x 12cm, Boston Scientific, Japan) was deployed to cover the stricture between antrum and 2nd part of duodenum. The stent did not expand fully because of the tight stricture even after balloon dilation. The stent became longer than expected which caused the kinking at the stomach (Figure 1). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759512/drug-eluting-stents-versus-bare-metal-stents-in-saphenous-vein-grafts-a-double-blind-randomised-trial
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Emmanouil S Brilakis, Robert Edson, Deepak L Bhatt, Steven Goldman, David R Holmes, Sunil V Rao, Kendrick Shunk, Bavana V Rangan, Kreton Mavromatis, Kodangudi Ramanathan, Anthony A Bavry, Santiago Garcia, Faisal Latif, Ehrin Armstrong, Hani Jneid, Todd A Conner, Todd Wagner, Judit Karacsonyi, Lauren Uyeda, Beverly Ventura, Aaron Alsleben, Ying Lu, Mei-Chiung Shih, Subhash Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the efficacy of drug-eluting stents (DES) for reducing aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass graft (SVG) failure compared with bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients undergoing stenting of de-novo SVG lesions. We assessed the risks and benefits of the use of DES versus BMS in de-novo SVG lesions. METHODS: Patients were recruited to our double-blind, randomised controlled trial from 25 US Department of Veterans Affairs centres. Eligible participants were aged at least 18 years and had at least one significant de-novo SVG lesion (50-99% stenosis of a 2·25-4·5 mm diameter SVG) requiring percutaneous coronary intervention with intent to use embolic protection devices...
May 11, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731700/preventing-post-ercp-pancreatitis-the-role-of-prophylactic-pancreatic-duct-stenting-in-the-rectal-nsaid-era
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Noor-L-Houda Bekkali, Tom Thomas, Margaret Geraldine Keane, Sam Murray, Deepak Joshi, Ghassan Elsayed, Gavin James Johnson, Michael Huw Chapman, Stephen Paul Pereira, George John Mitchell Webster
Background: Rectal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is now the standard of care to reduce the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis. Pancreatic duct stenting also reduces the risk of post- ERCP pancreatitis in high-risk patients, but failed pancreatic duct stenting carries an increased PEP rate (up to 35%). Study Aim: To assess the impact on post-ERCP pancreatitis of successful and unsuccessful pancreatic duct stent placement in the setting of universal rectal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use...
July 2017: JOP: Journal of the Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731024/the-potential-effects-of-new-stent-platforms-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-diabetes
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REVIEW
Gustavo S Guandalini, Sripal Bangalore
Coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by extensive atherosclerosis, longer lesions, and diffuse distal disease. Consequently, these patients have worse outcomes after coronary revascularization, regardless of the modality used. Traditionally, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been regarded as more effective than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with DM, likely because of more complete revascularization and protection against disease progression in the bypass segment...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729042/transgastric-reintervention-for-self-expandable-metallic-stent-dysfunction-following-eus-guided-hepaticogastrostomy
#9
Tesshin Ban, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yoshimasa Kubota
EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS) using a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) is recognized as an alternative to transpapillary access for performing biliary drainage.1,2 However, reintervention to mitigate stent dysfunction remains challenging.3-5 Here, we present a case of successful transgastric exchange of occluded SEMS. A 53-year-old woman with pancreatic cancer was admitted with acute cholangitis. Five months before, she underwent EUS-HGS using partially covered SEMS (6 mm×12 cm Niti-STM S Biliary Stent; Taewoong Medical Co...
May 5, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723062/resolvin-e1-attenuates-injury-induced-vascular-neointimal-formation-by-inhibition-of-inflammatory-responses-and-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-migration
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Guizhu Liu, Yanjun Gong, Rui Zhang, Lingjuan Piao, Xinzhi Li, Qian Liu, Shuai Yan, Yujun Shen, Shumin Guo, Mingjiang Zhu, Huiyong Yin, Colin D Funk, Jian Zhang, Ying Yu
Mechanical insults, such as stent implantation, can induce endothelial injury, vascular inflammation, and ultimately lead to vascular neointimal hyperplasia. Resolvin E1 (RvE1), derived from the ω3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid, can facilitate the resolution of inflammation in many settings. We therefore aimed to determine if there was a role for RvE1 in preventing neointimal formation after arterial injury and to understand the underlying mechanisms. Vascular inflammation and neointimal hyperplasia were induced by wire injury in the femoral arteries of mice...
May 3, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722074/analysis-of-caudate-lobe-biliary-anatomy-and-its-implications-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-single-centre-prospective-study
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Kausar Makki, Vishal Chorasiya, Ajitabh Srivastava, Ashish Singhal, Arif Ali Khan, Vivek Vij
Biliary complications are a significant cause of morbidity after living donor liver transplant (LDLT). Bile leak may occur from bile duct (anastomotic site in recipient and repaired bile duct stump in donor), cystic duct stump, cut surface pedicles or from divided caudate ducts. The first three sites are amenable to post-operative endoscopic stenting as they are in continuation with biliary ductal system. However, leaks from divided isolated caudate ducts can be stubborn. To minimize caudate duct bile leaks, it is important to understand the anatomy of hilum with attention to the caudate lobe biliary drainage...
May 2, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685515/cerebral-embolization-during-endovascular-infrarenal-juxtarenal-and-suprarenal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-high-risk-maneuvers-and-associated-neurologic-outcomes
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Ruth A Benson, David Matthews, Vanessa Loftus, Grainne Nicholson, David Tropman, Ian M Loftus
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for postoperative cognitive decline after noncardiac surgery are multifactorial and poorly understood. Evidence suggests that perioperative microembolic damage to the brain on movement of wires and catheters during endovascular aortic procedures may play an important role. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair requires invasive manipulation of wires and cannulas within the aorta, but research into cerebral emboli during aortic aneurysm repair and cognitive or neurologic injury is scarce and limited to thoracic aneurysms...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685508/superior-mesenteric-artery-stenting-using-embolic-protection-device-for-treatment-of-acute-or-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia
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Bernardo C Mendes, Gustavo S Oderich, Tiziano Tallarita, Karina S Kanamori, Manju Kalra, Randall R DeMartino, Fahad Shuja, Jill K Johnstone
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to report the feasibility and results of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) stenting using embolic protection devices (EPDs) to treat acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) and chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of consecutive patients who underwent SMA stenting with EPDs from 2007 to 2016. EPDs were used selectively in patients with occlusions, severe calcification, or acute thrombus...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682350/swirling-flow-and-wall-shear-evaluating-the-biomimics-3d-helical-centerline-stent-for-the-femoropopliteal-segment
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REVIEW
Timothy M Sullivan, Thomas Zeller, Masato Nakamura, Colin G Caro, Michael Lichtenberg
The BioMimics 3D self-expanding nitinol stent represents a strategy for femoropopliteal intervention that is alternative or complementary to deployment of drug-coated stents or balloons. Whereas conventional straight stents reduce arterial curvature and disturb blood flow, creating areas of low wall shear, where neointimal hyperplasia predominantly develops, the helical centerline geometry of the BioMimics 3D maintains or imparts arterial curvature, promotes laminar swirling blood flow, and elevates wall shear to protect against atherosclerosis and restenosis...
2018: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682104/predictors-of-perioperative-stroke-death-after-carotid-artery-stenting-a-review-article
#15
REVIEW
Ali F AbuRahma
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been recommended as an alternative treatment to carotid endarterectomy for patients with significant carotid stenosis. Only a few studies have analyzed clinical/anatomical and technical variables that affect perioperative outcomes of CAS. Following a comprehensive Medline search, it was reported that clinical factors, including age of >80 years, chronic renal failure, diabetes mellitus, symptomatic indications, and procedures performed within 2 weeks of transient ischemic attack symptoms, are associated with high perioperative stroke and death rates...
March 25, 2018: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680303/efficacy-of-carotid-artery-stenting-by-the-universal-protection-method
#16
Shunsaku Goto, Tomotaka Ohshima, Kyozo Kato, Takashi Izumi, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
PURPOSE: To avoid distal plaques embolization during carotid artery stenting, we developed Universal Protection Method that combined the use of a proximal common carotid artery balloon, an external carotid artery balloon, and a distal internal carotid artery filter, with continuous flow reversal to the femoral vein. Herein, we assessed the efficacy of the Universal Protection Method by comparing stenting outcomes before and after its introduction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed outcomes for 115 cases before and 41 cases after the Universal Protection Method was adopted (non-Universal Protection Method and Universal Protection Method groups, respectively)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676030/eus-guided-hepaticogastrostomy
#17
Masahiro Itonaga, Keiichi Hatamaru, Masayuki Kitano
Recently, EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD), including rendezvous technique (EUS-RV), choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CDS), hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS) and antegrade stenting (EUS-AG), is the modality of choice when ERCP fails (1,2). EUS-RV is limited in patients with an accessible ampulla. EUS-CDS is limited in patients with distal bile duct obstruction and normal gastrointestinal anatomy. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 20, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674483/influence-of-stent-design-and-use-of-protection-devices-on-outcome-of-carotid-artery-stenting-a-pooled-analysis-of-individual-patient-data
#18
Fritz Wodarg, Elisabeth L Turner, Joanna Dobson, Peter A Ringleb, Willem P Mali, Gustav Fraedrich, Gilles Chatellier, Jean-Pierre Bequemin, Martin M Brown, Ale Algra, Jean-Louis Mas, Olav Jansen, Leo H Bonati
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Carotid artery stenting is an alternative to endarterectomy for the treatment of symptomatic carotid stenosis but was associated with a higher risk of procedural stroke or death in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Technical aspects of treatment may partly explain these results. The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the influence of technical aspects such as stent design or the use of protection devices, as well as clinical variables, on procedural risk...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673299/edge-stenosis-after-covered-stenting-for-long-superficial-femoral-artery-occlusive-disease-risk-factor-analysis-and-prevention-with-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty
#19
Ting-Chao Lin, Chun-Yang Huang, Po-Lin Chen, Chiu-Yang Lee, Chun-Che Shih, I-Ming Chen
PURPOSE: To report a retrospective analysis of risk factors for edge restenosis after Viabahn stent-graft treatment of superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease and determine any protective effect of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) used at the time of stent-graft implantation. METHODS: Between October 2011 and July 2016, 110 patients (mean age 73.3±7.6 years; 78 men) were treated with the Viabahn stent-graft for long SFA occlusions. Thirty-eight (34.5%) patients had DCB reinforcement at the distal edge of the stent-graft...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669404/patients-with-platelet-aggregation-inhibitors-in-the-dental-office
#20
Ayhan Yildirim, Heinz-Theo Lübbers, Ali Yildirim
Antiplatelet agents with the active ingredients acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin® protect 100), clopidogrel (Iscover®, Plavix®), prasugrel (Efient®) or ticagrelor (Brilique™) prevent the clumping of platelets and thus the formation of small clots at constrictions of the coronary arteries or on the metal struts of stents in the coronary artery or in bypass grafts. Large-scale studies have shown that taken regularly, these drugs can extend life and help prevent heart attacks. Especially in patients with newly implanted stents, the combination of the above-mentioned agents prevents sudden complete occlusion of the vessel concerned...
April 15, 2018: Swiss Dental Journal
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