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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149696/clearance-of-plasmin-pn-1-complexes-by-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-human-aneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta
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Kamel Boukais, Luciano F Borges, Laurence Venisse, Ziad Touat, Déborah François, Véronique Arocas, Guillaume Jondeau, Paul Declerck, Marie-Christine Bouton, Jean-Baptiste Michel
Plasminogen is a circulating zymogen which enters the arterial wall by radial, transmural hydraulic conductance, where it is converted to plasmin by tissue plasminogen activator t-PA on an activation platform involving S100A4 on the vascular smooth muscle cell (vSMC) membrane. Plasmin is involved in the progression of human thoracic aneurysm of the ascending aorta (TAA). vSMCs protect the TAA wall from plasmin-induced proteolytic injury by expressing high levels of antiproteases. Protease nexin-1 (PN-1) is a tissue antiprotease belonging to the serpin superfamily, expressed in the vascular wall, and is able to form a covalent complex with plasmin...
October 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149323/should-the-dilated-ascending-aorta-be-repaired-at-the-time-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Prem Shekar, Vladimir Ivkovic, Nicholas T Longford, Chuan-Chin Huang, Martin I Sigurdsson, Robert C Neely, Maroun Yammine, Julius I Ejilofor, Vanessa Montiero Vieira, Jasmine T Shahram, Karam M Habchi, Gregory W Malzberg, Peter S Martin, Jordan Bloom, Eric M Isselbacher, J Daniel Muehlschlegel, Thoralf M Sundt, Simon C Body
OBJECTIVES: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital valvular abnormality and frequently presents with accelerated calcific aortic valve disease, requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) and thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Supporting evidence for Association Guidelines of aortic dimensions for aortic resection is sparse. We sought to determine whether concurrent repair of dilated or aneurysmal aortic disease during AVR in patients with BAV substantially improves morbidity and mortality outcomes...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147966/polyamine-concentration-is-increased-in-thoracic-ascending-aorta-of-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Amalia Forte, Mario Grossi, Ciro Bancone, Marilena Cipollaro, Marisa De Feo, Per Hellstrand, Lo Persson, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Alessandro Della Corte
Polyamines are cationic molecules synthesized via a highly regulated pathway, obtained from the diet or produced by the gut microbiota. They are involved in general molecular and cellular phenomena that play a role also in vascular disease. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a congenital malformation associated to a greater risk of thoracic ascending aorta (TAA) aneurysm, whose pathogenesis is not yet well understood. We focused on differential analysis of key members of polyamine pathway and on polyamine concentration in non-dilated TAA samples from patients with either stenotic tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) or BAV (diameter ≤ 45 mm), vs...
November 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137907/primary-aortoesophageal-fistula-a-fatal-outcome
#4
Yang Yang, Die Hu, Daoquan Peng
Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare but life-threatening cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding. We reported a case of primary aortoesophageal fistula associated with thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy demonstrated a bulging erosive lesion coated with fibrin. The patient was therefore diagnosed as malignant esophageal mesenchymoma initially. An emergency contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed an out-pouching saccular aneurysm protruding toward the esophagus at the level of T8-9...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134291/local-distribution-of-collagen-fibers-determines-crack-initiation-site-and-its-propagation-direction-during-aortic-rupture
#5
Shukei Sugita, Takeo Matsumoto
Although elucidation of the mechanism of aortic aneurysm rupture is important, the characteristics of crack initiation and propagation sites remain unknown. To determine the microscopic properties of these sites, the characteristics of local strains and constituents at crack initiation and propagation sites were investigated during biaxial stretching of porcine thoracic aortas (PTAs). PTAs were sliced into approximately 50-[Formula: see text]-thick sections, and the center of the sections was made especially thin using our previously developed technique...
November 13, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129420/surgical-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-aortoesophageal-fistula
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Takahiro Yamazato, Tetsu Nakamura, Noriyuki Abe, Koki Yokawa, Yuki Ikeno, Yojiro Koda, Soichiro Henmi, Hidekazu Nakai, Yasuko Gotake, Takashi Matsueda, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yutaka Okita
OBJECTIVE: To present a surgical strategy for aortoesophageal fistula (AEF). METHODS: From October 1999 to May 2017, 27 patients with AEF were treated at Kobe University Hospital. After 9 patients with malignancies or fish bone penetration were excluded, 18 patients who had AEF secondary to aortic lesions were investigated. The mean age was 67.2 ± 10.4 years, and the male/female ratio was 16:2. Twelve patients had a nondissection thoracic aneurysm, and 6 patients had a chronic aortic dissection...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124128/vascular-deformation-mapping-vdm-of-thoracic-aortic-enlargement-in-aneurysmal-disease-and-dissection
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Nicholas S Burris, Benjamin A Hoff, Ella A Kazerooni, Brian D Ross
Thoracic aortic aneurysm is a common and lethal disease that requires regular imaging surveillance to determine timing of surgical repair and prevent major complications such as rupture. Current cross-sectional imaging surveillance techniques, largely based on computed tomography angiography, are focused on measurement of maximal aortic diameter, although this approach is limited to fixed anatomic positions and is prone to significant measurement error. Here we present preliminary results showing the feasibility of a novel technique for assessing change in aortic dimensions, termed vascular deformation mapping (VDM)...
September 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124005/massive-hemoptysis-from-rasmussen-s-aneurysm-in-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report-of-successful-treatment-with-bronchial-artery-embolization
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K V Rajamannar, Hemanth Kilaru, Srujana Aravelly, Ananta Ram Gudipati, Satish Chandra Kilaru
Rasmussen's aneurysm, a very rare complication of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), is a pulmonary artery aneurysm adjacent to or within a tuberculous cavity. It may lead to rupture and life threatening massive hemoptysis, an uncommon but challenging medico-surgical emergency. This complication warrants attention in view of the resurgence of tuberculosis and increasing occurrence of multi-drug resistant TB, especially in resource-poor, high-TB burden countries like India. We present a case of an elderly man who presented to the emergency room with low-grade fever, cough and hemoptysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121822/investigation-of-efficacy-of-treatment-in-spinal-cord-injury-erythropoietin-versus-methylprednisolone
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Okan Ozkunt, Kerim Sariyilmaz, Halil Can Gemalmaz, Seren Gülsen Gürgen, Ulaş Yener, Fatih Dikici
BACKGROUND: Investigation of the expression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-β and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in rats with spinal cord injury as a marker of neurologic recovery between groups treated with erythropoietin (EPO) and methylprednisolone (MP). METHODS: Thirty adult female rats were randomly divided into three even groups. A laminectomy was applied to thoracic ninth vertebra and contusion injury was induced by extradural application of an aneurysm clip...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119033/the-utility-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-takayasu-arteritis
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Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112541/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-surgery
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Aamer B Ahmed, Andreas Koster, Marcus Lance, David Faraoni
: None of the predictive models for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis have been designed for and validated in patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. The presence of one or more risk factors [age over 70 years old, transfusion of more than 4 U of red blood cells/fresh frozen plasma/cryoprecipitate, mechanical ventilation lasting more than 24 h, postoperative complication (e.g. acute kidney injury, infection/sepsis, neurological complication)] should place the cardiac population at high risk for VTE...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108519/rapid-development-of-de-novo-thoracic-aneurysm-after-liver-transplant
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Michael W Rowley, Jeffrey A Brink, Anil B Seetharam
The development of aortic aneurysms in post-transplant patients is a rare but potentially lethal problem. De novo aortic aneurysm formation and rapid growth are postulated to result from an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory vascular endothelial factors after transplant. Here, we present a case of de novo thoracic aneurysm formation within 2 months of orthotopic liver transplant. Prompt clinical recognition allowed for successful endovascular repair. Transplant clinicians should be aware of this potentially life-threatening complication and monitor at-risk recipients accordingly...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105322/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-61-patients-with-chronic-periaortitis-including-igg4-related-and-non-igg4-related-cases
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In Young Kim, Yeong Hee Eun, Hyemin Jeong, Taek Kyu Park, Hyungjin Kim, Jaejoon Lee, Shin Yi Jang, Jung-Sun Kim, Eun-Mi Koh, Duk-Kyung Kim, Hoon-Suk Cha
AIM: Chronic periaortitis (CP) is a disease characterized by a fibro-inflammatory periaortic cuff and adventitia-predominant fibrosis. CP encompasses idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis and inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and recent studies have documented overlap between CP and immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD). This study aimed to investigate clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients with CP. METHOD: CP patients were identified by retrospective review of 1245 patients with International Classification of Diseases 10th edition code of aortitis or aortic disease...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101897/estimation-of-in-vivo-mechanical-properties-of-the-aortic-wall-a-multi-resolution-direct-search-approach
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Minliang Liu, Liang Liang, Wei Sun
The patient-specific biomechanical analysis of the aorta requires in vivo mechanical properties of individual patients. Existing approaches for estimating in vivo material properties often demand high computational cost and mesh correspondence of the aortic wall between different cardiac phases. In this paper, we propose a novel multi-resolution direct search (MRDS) approach for estimation of the nonlinear, anisotropic constitutive parameters of the aortic wall. Based on the finite element (FE) updating scheme, the MRDS approach consists of the following three steps: (1) representing constitutive parameters with multiple resolutions using principal component analysis (PCA), (2) building links between the discretized PCA spaces at different resolutions, and (3) searching the PCA spaces in a 'coarse to fine' fashion following the links...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100806/comparison-of-sacrificed-healthy-aorta-during-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-off-the-shelf-endovascular-branched-devices-and-open-surgery
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Luca Bertoglio, Tommaso Cambiaghi, Ciro Ferrer, Domenico Baccellieri, Fabio Verzini, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa, Yamume Tshomba
BACKGROUND: Off-the-shelf devices for branched endovascular aortic repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) have been developed to overcome the manufacturing- and logistics-related delays characteristic of device customization. Nonetheless, the structural requirements of branched endovascular aortic repair, together with the need for additional thoracic components to suit different anatomies, might lead to a large sacrifice of healthy aorta. METHODS: We enrolled 18 consecutive TAAA patients treated between 2010 and 2016 in two centers employing the off-the-shelf t-Branch (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) device (TB group)...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099831/predictive-value-of-computed-tomographic-screening-of-aortic-aneurysms-in-the-mexican-population-older-than-55-years
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Karla Bermúdez-Serrato, Paula Leal-Anaya, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Adriana Torres-Machorro
Objective: To determine the prevalence of aortic aneurysm (AA) in tomographic studies in the population at risk. Methods: An observational, cross-sectional study that consisted in systematically reviewing computed tomographies (CT) of the chest and abdomen was carried out at our institution. These studies were performed for different clinical indications, we selected studies of patients older than 55 years from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. Descriptive statistics was completed in the studied population and linear regression model was performed to determine the relationship of AA findings and the patient's age...
2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098123/point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-a-massive-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Allison M Yee, Cyrus V Etebari, Srikar Adhikari, Richard Amini
This report highlights an atypical presentation of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm with intramural hematoma and transient paralysis of the lower extremities. Clinical suspicion for aortic pathology prompted a point of care ultrasound of the heart and aorta, which demonstrated a thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm with intraluminal pathology. Consultation and transfer to a tertiary care facility was based solely on the emergency physician's ultrasound. Subsequent computed tomography (CT) imaging confirmed the ultrasound findings and discovered a left common iliac artery thrombosis consistent with the patient's presentation...
August 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097367/sex-chromosome-complement-defines-diffuse-versus-focal-angiotensin-ii-induced-aortic-pathology
#18
Yasir Alsiraj, Sean E Thatcher, Eric Blalock, Bradley Fleenor, Alan Daugherty, Lisa A Cassis
OBJECTIVE: Aortic pathologies exhibit sexual dimorphism, with aneurysms in both the thoracic and abdominal aorta (ie, abdominal aortic aneurysm [AAA]) exhibiting higher male prevalence. Women have lower prevalence of aneurysms, but when they occur, aneurysms progress rapidly. To define mechanisms for these sex differences, we determined the role of sex chromosome complement and testosterone on the location and progression of angiotensin II (AngII)-induced aortic pathologies. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We used transgenic male mice expressing Sry on an autosome to create Ldlr (low-density lipoprotein receptor)-deficient male mice with an XY or XX sex chromosome complement...
November 2, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093390/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-with-a-fungus-ball-like-shadow-in-an-old-tuberculosis-cavity-that-was-shown-to-be-a-clot-by-bronchoscopy
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Hironori Kawamoto, Manabu Suzuki, Ayako Shiozawa, Eriko Miyawaki, Shota Yamamoto, Konomi Kobayashi, Jin Takasaki, Yuichiro Takeda, Masayuki Hojo, Haruhito Sugiyama
Development of aspergilloma is common in cases with a fungus ball-like shadow in cavities due to old tuberculosis. Some reports have shown that blood clots tend to appear as a fungus ball-like shadow. A 71-year-old man with a history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with a fungus ball-like shadow in an old cavity and hemoptysis. There was no evidence of aspergillus infection on various examinations. We confirmed a blood clot and aneurysm of an artery under direct vision by bronchoscopy. A lateral thoracic artery aneurysm was detected by angiography...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092016/oesophageal-mucosal-blood-flow-changes-after-thoracic-endovascular-stent-graft-implantation-using-a-novel-sensor-probe
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Shintaro Katahira, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Naoki Masaki, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Tadao Matsunaga, Yoichi Haga, Yoshikatsu Saiki
OBJECTIVES: Secondary aorto-oesophageal fistula is a rare, lethal complication occurring after thoracic endovascular aneurysmal repair. The cause of secondary aorto-oesophageal fistula is unknown, but a reduction in local oesophageal mucosal blood flow (OMBF) may be a basis for such a devastating sequela. Our study aims to develop a novel blood flow sensor probe to detect changes in OMBF after thoracic stent graft implantation in an experimental swine model. METHODS: A novel laser Doppler flowmetry sensor probe incorporating an optical fibre sensor within a nasogastric tube was developed using microelectromechanical system technology...
October 30, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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