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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651188/hyperhomocysteinaemia-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Dan Rong, Jie Liu, Xin Jia, Daniah Al-Nafisee, Senhao Jia, Guoyi Sun, Yue Li, Weihang Lu, Haifeng Li, Hongpeng Zhang, Xiaohui Ma, Jiang Xiong, Xiaoping Liu, Raouf A Khalil, Wei Guo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hyperhomocysteineamia (HHcy) has long been suggested as a risk factor for atherosclerosis. However, the association between HHcy and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is still controversial. There is a lack of research on this topic in the Chinese population. This study aims to provide further results. METHODS: 240 PAD patients and 240 control subjects were evaluated for both serum total homocysteine levels and ankle brachial indexes (ABIs)...
May 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651187/association-of-ectopic-fat-with-abdominal-aorto-illiac-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-african-ancestry-men
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Allison L Kuipers, Joseph M Zmuda, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Sangeeta Nair, Ryan Cvejkus, Clareann H Bunker, Alan L Patrick, Christina L Wassel, Iva Miljkovic
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is strong evidence that fat accumulating in non-adipose sites, "ectopic fat", is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), including vascular calcification. Most previous studies of this association have assessed only a single ectopic fat depot. Therefore, our aim was to assess the association of total, regional, and ectopic fat with abdominal aorto-illiac calcification (AAC) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in 798 African ancestry men. METHODS: Participants (mean age 62) were from the Tobago Bone Health Study cohort...
June 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650577/time-dependent-trends-in-cardiovascular-adverse-events-during-follow-up-after-carotid-or-iliofemoral-endarterectomy
#3
I D van Koeverden, S T W van Haelst, S Haitjema, J-P P M de Vries, F L Moll, H M den Ruijter, I E Hoefer, G W Dalmeijer, G J de Borst, G Pasterkamp
BACKGROUND: Recent observations have suggested a decline in vulnerable carotid artery and iliofemoral atherosclerotic plaque characteristics over the past decade. The aim of this study was to determine whether, in the presence of clinically manifest carotid or peripheral artery disease, secondary adverse cardiovascular events decreased over this period. METHODS: Patients included in the Athero-Express biobank between 2003 and 2012 were analysed. During 3-year follow-up, composite cardiovascular endpoints were documented yearly, including: myocardial infarction, coronary interventions, stroke, peripheral interventions and cardiovascular death...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650363/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamic-target-attainment-of-vancomycin-in-neonates-on-extracorporeal-life-support
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Jeffrey J Cies, Wayne S Moore, Kristen Nichols, Chad A Knoderer, Dominick M Carella, Arun Chopra
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic target attainment of vancomycin in neonates with a contemporary ¼-inch extracorporeal life support circuit with a Quadrox-iD Pediatric oxygenator (Maquet Cardiovascular, LLC, Wayne, NJ). DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review. SETTING: Two free-standing tertiary/quaternary pediatric children's hospitals. PATIENTS: Neonates receiving either veno-arterial or veno-venous extracorporeal life support and vancomycin for empiric or definitive therapy with resulting serum concentrations...
June 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650207/epicardial-pericardial-and-total-cardiac-fat-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-elevated-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate
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Regitse H Christensen, Bernt J von Scholten, Christian S Hansen, Sarah E Heywood, Jaya B Rosenmeier, Ulrik B Andersen, Peter Hovind, Henrik Reinhard, Hans-Henrik Parving, Bente K Pedersen, Marit E Jørgensen, Peter K Jacobsen, Peter Rossing
Background We evaluated the association of cardiac adipose tissue including epicardial adipose tissue and pericardial adipose tissue with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality, coronary artery calcium, carotid intima media thickness and inflammatory markers. Design A prospective study of 200 patients with type 2 diabetes and elevated urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER). Methods Cardiac adipose tissue was measured from baseline echocardiography. The composite endpoint comprised incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649980/mid-term-outcomes-of-stent-overlap-in-long-total-occluded-lesions-of-superficial-femoral-artery
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Ulas Bildirici, Mujdat Aktas, Emir Dervis, Umut Celikyurt
BACKGROUND Superficial femoral artery chronic total occlusion (SCTO) is a common type of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Endovascular therapy is a treatment approach that has a poor long-term success rate in this group. The aim of this study was to compare the mid-term results of two different uses of nitinol stents in long SCTO lesions (>100 mm): the use of one long stent or two shorter stents. MATERIAL AND METHODS Of 154 patients who underwent percutaneous infrainguinal interventions from 2011 to 2014, a total of 170 CTO lesions were selected for this retrospective study analysis...
June 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649759/impact-of-intravenous-thrombolysis-on-recanalization-rates-in-patients-with-stroke-treated-with-bridging-therapy
#7
L Mueller, F Pult, J Meisterernst, M R Heldner, M-L Mono, R Kurmann, M Buehlmann, U Fischer, H P Mattle, M Arnold, P Mordasini, J Gralla, G Schroth, M El-Koussy, S Jung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Randomized controlled trials have shown that bridging endovascular therapy (EVT) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) therapy improves outcome in patients with stroke with large-artery anterior circulation stroke compared with IVT alone. It remains unknown whether IVT adds any benefit to EVT in these patients. The aim of this study was to assess recanalization rates and thrombus dislocation before initiation of EVT in patients receiving bridging therapy. METHODS: All patients in the Bernese stroke registry (2008-2015) in whom bridging therapy was considered were included in this analysis...
June 25, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649147/multiblock-high-order-large-eddy-simulation-of-powered-fontan-hemodynamics-towards-computational-surgery
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Yann T Delorme, Mark D Rodefeld, Steven H Frankel
Children born with only one functional ventricle must typically undergo a series of three surgeries to obtain the so-called Fontan circulation in which the blood coming from the body passively flows from the Vena Cavae (VCs) to the Pulmonary Arteries (PAs) through the Total Cavopulmonary Connection (TCPC). The circulation is inherently inefficient due to the lack of a subpulmonary ventricle. Survivors face the risk of circulatory sequelae and eventual failure for the duration of their lives. Current efforts are focused on improving the outcomes of Fontan palliation, either passively by optimizing the TCPC, or actively by using mechanical support...
January 17, 2017: Computers & Fluids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648803/sorafenib-in-combination-with-transarterial-chemoembolisation-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tace-2-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-phase-3-trial
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Tim Meyer, Richard Fox, Yuk Ting Ma, Paul J Ross, Martin W James, Richard Sturgess, Clive Stubbs, Deborah D Stocken, Lucy Wall, Anthony Watkinson, Nigel Hacking, T R Jeffry Evans, Peter Collins, Richard A Hubner, David Cunningham, John Neil Primrose, Philip J Johnson, Daniel H Palmer
BACKGROUND: Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is the standard of care for patients with intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma, while the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib improves survival in patients with advanced disease. We aimed to determine whether TACE with sorafenib improves progression-free survival versus TACE with placebo. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial (TACE 2) in 20 hospitals in the UK for patients with unresectable, liver-confined hepatocellular carcinoma...
June 22, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648791/drug-eluting-stents-versus-control-therapy-in-the-infrapopliteal-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-eight-randomized-controlled-trials-and-two-cohort-studies
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Xiaochun Liu, Guofu Zheng, Song Wen
BACKGROUD: Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been proposed for the treatment of infrapopliteal arteries disease. However, the long-term clinical impact of DES treatment in the vascular territory still remains uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane data, CNKI and Wanfang Data were searched until December 20, 2016 for eligible studies according to identical strategies. Additional data were manually retrieved. STATA ver. 12.0 software were used to Meta-analyze the efficacies of DES and control treatment (BMS or PTA) for infrapopliteal arteries disease...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648673/clinical-evaluation-of-active-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
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Min Li, Wei Song, Yan-Hong Ouyang, Duo-Hu Wu, Jun Zhang, Li-Xiang Wang, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Chest compression is a standard recommendation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, chest compression cannot be effectively applied under certain situations, such as chest wall deformity, rib fracture, or hemopneumothorax. An alternative method, abdominal compression, was reported to achieve better resuscitation outcomes in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed in adult patients with cardiac arrest and anticipated ineffective chest compression (thoracic trauma, chest deformity, rib fracture, and hemopneumothorax)...
June 17, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648519/an-upregulation-of-cd8-cd25-foxp3-t-cells-with-suppressive-function-through-interleukin-2-pathway-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Rong Zhu, Liang Chen, Yaqiong Xiong, Nana Wang, Xiaochen Xie, Yongqing Hong, Zili Meng
Accumulating evidence suggests that abnormal inflammation plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). CD8(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T cell is a novel cell subtype, and its role in PAH is not yet investigated. Here, we observed that PAH patients presented a significant upregulation of CD8(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T cells and a downregulation of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T cells compared to healthy controls. Regardless, the total number of CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T cells in PAH patients was still smaller than that in healthy controls...
June 22, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648423/evaluation-of-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-as-a-marker-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-200-angiographically-proven-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Vani Bharani, V Ramesh, Ram Nawal Rao, Satyendra Tewari
Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is emerging as a promising marker for assessing cardiovascular risk. GGT predicts cardiovascular mortality in the population and is positively associated with traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). This study was undertaken on 200 north Indian CAD patients diagnosed with coronary angiography to study relation of GGT with risk factors for CAD and severity of CAD. GGT values ranged from 5 to 69U/L and were divided in 4 quartiles. GGT was positively associated with triglyceride (p=0...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648001/-ct-findings-and-clinical-features-of-takayasu-s-arteritis-with-pulmonary-artery-involvement
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R Lü, C L Yu, J Li, D D Wen, M W Zheng
Objective: To explore the CT findings of the Takayasu's arteritis (TA)with pulmonary artery (PA) involvement and its clinical significance. Methods: A total of 35 patients with TA involving the PA in Xijing Hospital from November 2007 to November 2016, 6 male cases, 29 female cases, the age was 15-52 (28±9) years old, were retrospectively collected and included in the study group (TA+ P group), meanwhile 40 patients with TA but not involving the pulmonary artery in this hospital from January 2015 to November 2016 were collected as control group, 5 male cases, 35 female cases, the age was 7-67 (28±12) years old...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647997/-endovascular-management-and-classification-of-the-dissecting-aneurysms-of-the-vertebral-artery
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Y Z Zang, Z G Wang, C W Wang, X Ding, X F Wang, L L Wang
Objective: To summarize the classifications and optimize endovascular treatment of the dissecting aneurysms of the vertebral artery (DAVA). Methods: The clinical information of 39 cases of DAVA treated with endovascular methods in our department between January 2007 and September 2016 were analyzed retrospectively.According to the location of the aneurysm in relation to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), the aneurysms were classified into three types: type pre-PICA, located proximally to the PICA; type in-PICA, located at the PICA origin; and type post-PICA located distally to the PICA...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647774/automatic-identification-of-coronary-tree-anatomy-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#16
Qing Cao, Alexander Broersen, Michiel A de Graaf, Pieter H Kitslaar, Guanyu Yang, Arthur J Scholte, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Johan H C Reiber, Jouke Dijkstra
An automatic coronary artery tree labeling algorithm is described to identify the anatomical segments of the extracted centerlines from coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) images. This method will facilitate the automatic lesion reporting and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease. Three-dimensional (3D) models for both right dominant (RD) and left dominant (LD) coronary circulations were built. All labels in the model were matched with their possible candidates in the extracted tree to find the optimal labeling result...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647732/perioperative-strokes-following-surgical-correction-of-mitral-valves-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Reshmi Udesh, Piruthiviraj Natarajan, Vinodh Jeevanantham, Thomas G Gleason, Vinay Badhwar, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this meta-analysis was to quantify the impact of perioperative strokes on stroke-related mortality after open mitral valve (MV) procedures were performed. METHODS: An electronic search of the PubMed, Embase, and the Web of Science databases was performed to retrieve articles published up to December 2015, relevant to patients undergoing MV procedures. Data were extracted from the final list of 25 studies to calculate a summary OR for 30-day stroke-related mortality...
June 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647635/new-vein-compression-entities-in-patients-with-unexplained-leg-swelling
#18
Alaina Garrie, Lauren E Jones, Julia F Chen, Robert W Feldtman, Kenneth R Kollmeyer, Jasmine L Richmond, Craig A Ferrara, Pablo V Uceda, Lelesse Mocio, Samuel S Ahn
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study identifies often overlooked anatomical sites for non-thrombotic venous outflow obstruction (NTVO) in patients with unexplained lower extremity edema and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 75 consecutive patients experiencing symptoms of unexplained lower extremity edema with pain that were unexplained by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who subsequently underwent venography in an outpatient medical office from 2010 to 2014...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647420/increased-prevalence-of-cerebrovascular-disease-in-hospitalized-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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Sarasa T Kim, Harry Cloft, Kelly D Flemming, David F Kallmes, Giuseppe Lanzino, Waleed Brinjikji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Small studies have suggested that Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is associated with a number of cerebrovascular complications. We sought to determine whether a clinical diagnosis of EDS is associated with a higher prevalence of cerebrovascular diseases than the general population by performing a case-control study of hospitalized patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). METHODS: Using the 2000-2012 NIS, we performed a case-control study matching cases of EDS to controls without such a diagnosis...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647302/variable-validity-of-computer-extracted-problem-lists-for-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus-within-the-va-greater-los-angeles-health-system
#20
Stephan Chiu, John Davis, JoAnn Giaconi, Aaron Lee, Greg Orshansky, Leonard Kleinman, Irena Tsui
PURPOSE: Electronic health data in the form of International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes is routinely used for clinical research, yet the accuracy of specific diagnoses is largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to assess the validity of computer extracted problem lists for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) within the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Administration (VHAGLA). METHODS: The study population consisted of patients at the VHAGLA with an ICD-9 diagnosis of DM between Jan 1st 1999 and March 22nd 2016 with visits to the eye clinic...
June 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
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