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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230246/functional-and-evolutionary-consequences-of-cranial-fenestration-in-birds
#1
Sander W S Gussekloo, Michael A Berthaume, Daniel R Pulaski, Irene Westbroek, Jan H Waarsing, Robin Heinen, Ian R Grosse, Elizabeth R Dumont
Ostrich-like birds (Palaeognathae) show very little taxonomic diversity while their sister taxon (Neognathae) contains roughly 10000 species. The main anatomical differences between the two taxa are in the crania. Palaeognaths lack an element in the bill called the lateral bar that is present in both ancestral theropods and modern neognaths, have thin zones in the bones of the bill, and robust bony elements on the ventral surface of their crania. Here we use a combination of modelling and developmental experiments to investigate the processes that might have led to these differences...
February 23, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228623/elucidation-of-mechanism-of-blood-brain-barrier-damage-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-vascular-dementia
#2
Masaki Ueno
It is well-known that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays significant roles in transporting intravascular substances into the brain. The BBB in cerebral capillaries essentially impedes the influx of intravascular compounds from the blood to the brain, while nutritive substances, such as glucose, can be selectively transported through several types of influx transporters in endothelial cells. In the choroid plexus, intravascular substances can invade the parenchyma as fenestrations exist in endothelial cells of capillaries...
February 22, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227425/mechanical-performances-of-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-strategies-with-main-aortic-and-chimney-grafts
#3
Wei-Ling Chen, Bing-Feng Huang, Ming-Long Yeh, Chung-Dann Kan, Wei-Ling Chen, Bing-Feng Huang, Ming-Long Yeh, Chung-Dann Kan, Ming-Long Yeh, Bing-Feng Huang, Chung-Dann Kan, Wei-Ling Chen
The use of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) strategies for the treatment of complex aortic pathologies is a major area of investigation in modern surgery. EVAR strategies using fenestrated or branched devices provide alternatives to open surgery for patients with aortic pathologies with visceral branch involvement, but their applications have some major limitations. To extend endovascular repair to patients whose anatomy is unfit for branched or fenestrated stent grafts or open repair, parallel graft techniques using chimney grafts (CGs) have been proposed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218626/building-discontinuous-liver-sinusoidal-vessels
#4
Courtney T Griffin, Siqi Gao
Blood vessels have a unified mission to circulate blood throughout the body; however, they have additional diverse and specialized roles in various organs. For example, in the liver, discontinuous sinusoids, which are fenestrated capillaries with intercellular gaps and a fragmented basement membrane, facilitate delivery of macromolecules to highly metabolic hepatocytes. During embryonic development, discontinuous sinusoids also allow circulating hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells to populate the liver and promote blood cell differentiation...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216360/the-influence-of-prototype-testing-in-three-dimensional-aortic-models-on-fenestrated-endograft-design
#5
Fadi Taher, Juergen Falkensammer, Jamie McCarte, Johann Strassegger, Miriam Uhlmann, Philipp Schuch, Afshin Assadian
OBJECTIVE: The fenestrated Anaconda endograft (Vascutek/Terumo, Inchinnan, UK) is intended for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms with an insufficient infrarenal landing zone. The endografts are custom-made with use of high-resolution, 1-mm-slice computed tomography angiography images. For every case, a nonsterile prototype and a three-dimensional (3D) model of the patient's aorta are constructed to allow the engineers as well as the physician to test-implant the device and to review the fit of the graft...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216359/fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-among-octogenarians-at-high-and-standard-risk-for-open-repair
#6
David E Timaran, Martyn Knowles, Tarik Ali, Carlos H Timaran
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are at higher risk of death and morbidity after open repair. Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an alternative to open repair for high-risk patients, such as octogenarians. The aim of this study was to evaluate perioperative and midterm outcomes of FEVAR among octogenarians at high and standard risk for open repair. METHODS: During a 2-year period, 85 patients (68 men [78%] and 17 women [22%]) underwent FEVAR using Zenith (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Grafts (70%), Zenith p-Branch (7%), and fenestrated custom-made devices (22%)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216353/left-subclavian-artery-revascularization-in-zone-2-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-is-associated-with-lower-stroke-risk-across-all-aortic-diseases
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Rhiannon J Bradshaw, S Sadie Ahanchi, Obie Powell, Sebastian Larion, Colin Brandt, Michael C Soult, Jean M Panneton
BACKGROUND: The best management strategy for the left subclavian artery (LSA) in pathologic processes of the aorta requiring zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains controversial. We compared LSA coverage with or without revascularization as well as the different means of LSA revascularization. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients with any aortic diseases who underwent zone 2 TEVAR deployment from 2007 to 2014. Primary end points included 30-day stroke and 30-day spinal cord injury (SCI)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216344/perioperative-outcome-of-endovascular-repair-for-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#8
Klaas H J Ultee, Sara L Zettervall, Peter A Soden, Jeremy Darling, Hence J M Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: As endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) continues to advance, eligibility of patients with anatomically complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) for EVAR is increasing. However, whether complex EVAR is associated with favorable outcome over conventional open repair and how outcomes compare with infrarenal EVAR remains unclear. This study examined perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing complex EVAR, focusing on differences with complex open repair and standard infrarenal EVAR...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213198/a-rare-presentation-of-an-enterogenous-cyst-as-an-intra-axial-pontine-lesion
#9
Tengfei Li, Xia Wu, Yuekang Zhang
A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with intermittent right facial numbness for one year and walking instability for six months. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an ovoid and well-demarcated intra-axial pontine lesion. Cyst fenestration and biopsy were carried out and the diagnosis of enterogenous cyst was made by MRI and pathologic findings. Preoperative symptoms resolved completely three months after surgery and no evidence of recurrence was found during 3 years of follow-up. Although total resection of enterogenous cysts is recommended, cyst fenestration may be useful if the cyst is adherent to vital neurovascular structures...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213191/microneurosurgical-management-of-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-a-contemporary-series-from-helsinki
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Peeraphong Thiarawat, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Danil A Kozyrev, Patcharin Intarakhao, Mario K Teo, Joham Choque-Velasquez, Juha Hernesniemi
OBJECTIVE: Our purposes are to analyze microsurgical techniques and to determine correlations between microsurgical techniques with the radiographic findings in the microneurosurgical treatment of the posterior communicating artery aneurysms (PCoAAs). METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed radiographic findings and videos of surgery in 64 patients with PCoAAs who underwent microsurgical clipping by the senior author from August 2010-2014. RESULTS: From 64 aneurysms, 30 (47%) had SAH that necessitated the lamina terminalis fenestration (odds ratio [OR], 67...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212868/vaginoplasty-with-autologous-buccal-mucosa-fenestrated-graft-in-two-patients-with-vaginal-agenesis-a-multidisciplinary-approach-and-literature-review
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Jessica L Chan, Pamela J Levin, Brian P Ford, David C Stanton, Samantha M Pfeifer
The objective of this case series is to describe the procedure and outcomes of a multidisciplinary approach to vaginoplasty using autologous buccal mucosa fenestrated grafts in two patients with vaginal agenesis. This procedure resulted in anatomic success with a functional neovagina with good vaginal length and caliber and satisfactory sexual function capacity and well healed buccal mucosa. There were no complications and patients were satisfied with surgical results. We conclude that the use of a single fenestrated graft of autologous buccal mucosa is a simple, effective procedure for the treatment of vaginal agenesis that results in an optimally functioning neovagina with respect to vaginal length, caliber, and sexual capacity...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211878/pre-descemets-endothelial-keratoplasty-the-pdek-clamp-for-successful-pdek
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H S Dua, D G Said
PurposeTo design and produce a clamp that enables good handling of donor sclera-corneal disks, allows air to be injected in the corneal stroma and consistently provides pre-Descemets endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) tissue by creation of a type-1 big bubble (BB) avoiding a type-2BB by shutting the fenestrations in the periphery of the pre-Descemets layer and preventing escape of air.Patients and methodsA clamp with spring loaded handles attached to two rings of 9 mm diameter and 1 mm width with a side port for insertion of a needle for air injection was designed and produced...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207605/ultrasound-guided-fenestration-of-the-carpal-ligament-using-a-double-needle-approach
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Gloria E Hwang, Sanjay Kumbar, Todd Stitik, John S Georgy, Hoss Hanna
Injection techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome have evolved from landmark palpation injection techniques to more accurate ultrasound-guided approaches. Presented is a case report describing a technique serendipitously discovered during a carpal ligament fenestration. The case involved a 66-year-old man with a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. After a failed attempt at treatment using a wrist splint and activity modification, he was treated by median nerve hydrodissection with 100% temporary pain relief...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205454/graft-complexity-related-outcomes-of-fenestrated-endografting-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Kyriakos Oikonomou, Piotr Kasprzak, Wilma Schierling, Reinhard Kopp, Karin Pfister
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) and compare early and midterm results in relation to stent-graft complexity. METHODS: Between August 2006 and December 2014, 141 consecutive patients (mean age 72±7.6 years, range 50-89; 120 men) were treated electively with FEVAR for short-neck, juxtarenal, or suprarenal aortic aneurysms. Forty-five patients treated with stent-grafts featuring renal-only fenestrations were assigned to group A, while 96 patients receiving additional fenestrations for the superior mesenteric and/or celiac arteries were assigned to group B...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196823/cor-triatriatum-sinistrum-presentation-of-syncope-and-atrial-tachycardia
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Malcolm Avari, Sunil Nair, Zofia Kozlowska, Samer Nashef
We present a rather unusual cause for syncope associated with atrial tachycardia. A man aged 39 years presented with an episode of syncope and narrow complex tachycardia. Further investigations, including transoesophageal echocardiography, identified cor triatriatum sinistrum (CTS), a rare congenital abnormality characterised by the atrium being divided by a fibrous membrane. Although it is rare, there has been an increase in diagnosis due to developments in diagnostic imaging techniques. Symptoms are related to the size of fenestrations within the fibrous membrane...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196159/alveolar-bone-morphology-following-periodontally-accelerated-osteogenic-orthodontics-a-clinical-and-radiographic-analysis
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Tali Chackartchi, Idit Barkana, Avigdor Klinger
The aim of this study was to analyze alveolar bone morphology following periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. Treated patients were called for a full periodontal examination and a cone beam computed tomography scan. Mean treatment time was 6.08 months. Mean probing pocket depth was 2.7 mm. No gingival recessions were noted. In the maxilla, buccal plate thickness was 0.48 to 2.14 mm. In the mandible, bone thickness was 0.2 to 1.82 mm. Root fenestrations and dehiscences were present in up to 40% of the anterior teeth...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187903/the-influence-of-trocar-fenestration-and-volume-on-connective-tissue-progenitor-cells-stem-cells-in-arthroscopic-bone-marrow-aspiration-from-the-proximal-humerus
#17
Andreas Voss, Mary Beth McCarthy, Hardeep Singh, Knut Beitzel, Jessica DiVenere, Mark P Cote, Alexander R Hoberman, Michael Nowak, Andreas B Imhoff, Augustus D Mazzocca
PURPOSE: To evaluate the number of connective tissue progenitor cells (CTPs) and nucleated cells obtained during bone marrow aspiration (BMA) from the proximal humerus using either a fenestrated or a nonfenestrated trocar and determine differences in varying amounts of aspiration volume. The first hypothesis was that the number of CTPs extracted with the fenestrated trocar would be greater due to its potential to extract more cells through its fenestrations. The second hypothesis was that using consecutive aspirations with either trocar would provide a consistent number of CTPs and nucleated cells throughout the aspiration with no significant decrease of cells at the end...
February 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184977/lateral-atrial-tunnel-fontan-operation-predisposes-to-the-junctional-rhythm
#18
Katarzyna Januszewska, Anna Schuh, Anja Lehner, Robert Dalla-Pozza, Edward Malec
The goal of the study was to compare the early postoperative course after fenestrated lateral atrial tunnel (LT) and non-fenestrated extracardiac conduit (EC) Fontan operation (FO) in a single center where both techniques were parallelly used. Between 2004 and 2012, 56(32.7%) children underwent LT and 113(66.1%) EC FO. The mean age was 3.7 ± 2.9 years and mean weight was 14.6 ± 7.3 kg. The most common malformation was hypoplastic left heart syndrome (50.9%). The general approach was to perform LT in children after hemi-Fontan operation and EC in patients after Glenn anastomosis...
February 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165556/complicated-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-dissection-presenting-with-lower-limb-ischemia-in-a-patient-with-bovine-arch-and-arteria-lusoria
#19
G-R Joliat, C Dubuis, S Déglise
We report the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with thoraco-abdominal pain and right lower limb ischemia due to type B aortic dissection. Moreover, the patient was discovered to have several concomitant aortic arch anomalies (bovine arch, arteria lusoria, and left vertebral artery arising from the aortic arch). Taking into account this complex anatomy, emergent femoral exploration with fenestration and thrombectomy was performed. The blood flow to the right lower limb was restored. A few days later the aortic dissection spread proximally, and the aortic arch dilatation enlarged...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163181/treatment-of-an-aortic-arch-aneurysm-with-scalloped-and-fenestrated-thoracic-stent-graft-and-left-carotid-to-subclavian-artery-bypass
#20
Cheow Soon Chia, Luke Tay Hsien Tsung, John Wang Chaw Chian, Tze Tec Chong, Kiang Hiong Tay, Edward Choke Tieng Chek
We report a successful treatment of thoracic arch aneurysm using a combination of hybrid approach and a customized stent graft in a frail patient with challenging anatomy and concomitant large retrosternal goiter. The patient is an 82-year-old lady with multiple comorbidities who presented to her general practitioner for anorexia and significant weight loss. She was incidentally found to have a 6.6 cm saccular distal aortic arch aneurysm, a 5.5 cm infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, and a large goiter adjacent to the left common carotid artery with retrosternal extension...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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