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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332315/comparison-of-treatment-strategies-for-femoro-popliteal-disease-a-network-meta-analysis
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Edward Koifman, Michael J Lipinski, Kyle Buchanan, Won Yu Kang, Ricardo O Escarcega, Ron Waksman, Nelson L Bernardo
OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare treatment strategies in a Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a prevalent morbidity that is treated with various strategies. METHODS: We performed a MEDLINE search for randomized studies comparing at least 2 treatment strategies, including bypass surgery, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloons, stents, covered stents, drug-eluting stents (DES), and drug-coated balloons (DCB), in patients with native femoro-popliteal disease...
January 14, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325952/endovascular-treatment-of-intracranial-aneurysms-concomitant-with-severe-adjacent-atherosclerotic-stenosis
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Bu-Lang Gao, Zhao-Shuo Li, Tian-Xiao Li, Jiang-Yu Xue, Guang Feng, Zi-Liang Wang, Wei-Xing Bai, Tong-Yuan Zhao, Xiao-Dong Liang
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect and safety of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms concomitant with severe adjacent atherosclerotic stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients with aneurysms and adjacent stenosis were prospectively enrolled. The characteristics of the aneurysm, parent artery, atherosclerotic stenosis and endovascular treatment methods were analyzed. RESULTS: All aneurysms were successfully embolized (100%), with stent-assisted coiling in forteen (53...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319648/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-for-hemorrhage-control-in-trauma-patients-an-evidence-based-review
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Molly Sambor
Traditionally, resuscitative efforts for uncontrolled noncompressible torso hemorrhage are achieved by cross-clamping the proximal aorta via thoracotomy to deliver temporary hemodynamic stability during injury repair. A less commonly used method of promoting early resuscitation and hemorrhagic control in trauma patients is resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA). The focus of this literature review is to examine the effectiveness of REBOA in the management of noncompressible pelvic hemorrhage when compared with traditional methods of hemorrhage control in trauma patients...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318353/the-barrel-vascular-reconstruction-device-a%C3%A2-retrospective-observational-multicentric-study
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C Kabbasch, A Mpotsaris, V Maus, J C Altenbernd, C Loehr
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Barrel device is an electrolytically detachable laser cut, closed-cell microstent that is used for neck reconstruction in wide-necked bifurcation and branching aneurysms to support coiling. The key feature is a barrel section that herniates over the aneurysmal ostium. The objective was to evaluate the safety, feasibility and the immediate and mid-term occlusion results of this new device. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The databases of two tertiary care centers were screened for all Barrel-based stent-assisted intracranial coil embolization of wide-necked aneurysms between June 2015 and September 2016...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317991/successful-recanalization-of-long-femoro-crural-occlusive-disease-after-failed-bypass-surgery
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Grigorios Korosoglou, Tom Eisele, Dorothea Raupp, Christoph Eisenbach, Sorin Giusca
Patients with critical limb ischemia necessitate immediate intervention to restore blood flow to the affected limb. Endovascular procedures are currently preferred for these patients. We describe the case of an 80-year-old female patient who presented to our department with ischemic rest pain and ulceration of the left limb. The patient had history of left femoral popliteal bypass surgery, femoral thromboendarterectomy and patch angioplasty of the same limb 2 years ago. Doppler sonography and magnetic resonance angiography revealed an occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery (SFA) and popliteal artery and of all three infra-popliteal arteries...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316567/modern-invasive-hemodynamic-assessment-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Alberto Pagnamenta, Frédéric Lador, Andrea Azzola, Maurice Beghetti
Since 1998 pulmonary hypertension has been clinically classified into five well-defined, distinct categories. A definitive diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension requires the invasive confirmation of an elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure of 25 mm Hg or above during a right heart catheterization. From a hemodynamic point of view, pulmonary hypertension is classified into precapillary and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension on the basis of a pulmonary artery wedge pressure threshold value of 15 mm Hg. Pulmonary vascular resistance is better characterized by multi-point pressure/flow measurements than by single-point determination...
January 9, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314567/antegrade-fenestration-and-re-entry-a-new-controlled-subintimal-technique-for-chronic-total-occlusion-recanalization
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Mauro Carlino, Lorenzo Azzalini, Satoru Mitomo, Antonio Colombo
OBJECTIVES: To describe and evaluate the efficacy of a novel antegrade dissection/re-entry (ADR) technique, called antegrade fenestration and re-entry (AFR), for chronic total occlusions (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: The widespread adoption of ADR is limited by several technical, logistic, and financial factors. Therefore, novel ADR techniques are needed. METHODS: AFR consists in creating multiple fenestrations of the dissection flap separating the false and true lumen...
January 4, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298239/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-for-pelvic-blunt-trauma-and-life-threatening-hemorrhage-a-20-year-experience-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Audrey Pieper, Frédéric Thony, Julien Brun, Mathieu Rodière, Bastien Boussat, Catherine Arvieux, Jérôme Tonetti, Jean-François Payen, Pierre Bouzat
BACKGROUND: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is increasingly used as a non-invasive clamp of the aorta after diverse post-traumatic injuries. Balloon inflation in zone 3 (from the lower renal artery to the aortic bifurcation) can be performed to stop on-going bleeding after severe pelvic trauma with life-threatening hemorrhage. The aim of our study was to describe our 20-year experience with REBOA in terms of efficacy and safety in patients with a suspicion of severe pelvic trauma and extreme hemorrhagic shock...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297951/study-of-the-utility-and-problems-of-common-iliac-artery-balloon-occlusion-for-placenta-previa-with-accreta
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Yoshihisa Ono, Yoshihiko Murayama, Sumiko Era, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Tomonori Nagai, Hisato Osada, Yasushi Takai, Kazunori Baba, Satoru Takeda, Hiroyuki Seki
AIMS: We investigated whether common iliac artery balloon occlusion (CIABO) was effective for decreasing blood loss during cesarean hysterectomy (CH) in patients with placenta previa with accreta and was safe for mothers and fetuses. METHODS: Of the 67 patients who underwent CH for placenta previa with accreta at our facility from 1985 to 2014, 57 patients were eligible for the study. The amount of intraoperative bleeding during CH was compared between three groups: surgery without blood flow occlusion (13 patients), internal iliac artery ligation (15 patients) and CIABO (29 patients)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279529/optical-frequency-domain-imaging-of-very-late-stent-thrombosis-following-bare-metal-stent-implantation-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Shinichiro Masuda, Takashi Shibui, Ryuki Kawamura, Hitoshi Saiki, Akihiro Hata
A 43-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. He had experienced myocardial infarction 19 months previously, and a bare-metal stent (BMS) had been implanted in the culprit distal right coronary artery at another hospital. Emergency coronary angiography showed thrombotic in-stent occlusion of the BMS. Intravascular ultrasound revealed an undersized stent compared with the size of the vessel and late stent malapposition (LSM) with abundant thrombi. The lesion was successfully recanalized via thrombectomy and plain old balloon angioplasty...
December 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273647/assessment-of-human-placenta-as-an-ex-vivo-vascular-model-for-testing-of-liquid-embolic-agent-injections-with-adjunctive-techniques
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Hideo Okada, Joonho Chung, Daniel M Heiferman, Demetrius K Lopes
PURPOSE: This project sought to test the utility of post-delivery human placenta (HP) as a vascular model for liquid embolic agent (LEA) simulation, along with adjunctive techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve LEA injections were performed under fluoroscopy in HP with two reflux control methods: dual lumen 'mini' balloon-catheter (n=9); and injection after proximal nBCA plug formation through a second microcatheter ('pressure cooker') (n=3). Measured outcomes included liquid embolic agent (LEA) advancement and reflux...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273378/safety-and-efficacy-of-preoperative-abdominal-aortic-balloon-occlusion-in-placenta-increta-and-or-percreta
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Wenjuan Sun, Shuhong Duan, Gang Xin, Juan Xiao, Fanzhen Hong, Haijie Hong, Yuange Wu, Yongping Xu
BACKGROUND: With the increase of cesarean deliveries globally, the incidence of placenta adhesive disorder has been on the rise greatly which is associated closely with maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. We sought to investigate the safety and efficacy of preoperative transfemoral balloon occlusion of abdominal aorta in cesarean section of women with placenta increta or percreta. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 31 patients with placenta increta or percreta diagnosed by ultrasound and/or magnetic resonance imaging...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258665/initial-experience-with-balloon-occlusion-prostatic-artery-embolization
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Ari J Isaacson, Terry S Hartman, Sandeep Bagla, Charles T Burke
Twelve patients underwent balloon-occlusion prostatic artery embolization (PAE) at a single center. Bilateral prostatic artery catheterization was achieved in all patients, but unilateral embolization was performed in 1 patient as a result of the presence of a prostatic arteriovenous fistula. Mean International Prostate Symptom Score and quality-of-life score decreased by 15 ± 7 (P < .01) and 4 ± 1 (P < .01) points, respectively, over a mean follow-up period of 22 weeks ± 8. Only self-limiting minor complications were encountered...
January 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251204/directional-atherectomy-with-antirestenotic-therapy-vs-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-alone-for-common-femoral-artery-atherosclerotic-disease
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Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Arne Schwindt, Giovanni Torsello, Efthymios Beropoulis, Arne Stachmann, Christiane Hericks, Leonie Bollenberg, Theodosios Bisdas
PURPOSE: To report an experience using directional atherectomy (DA) with antirestenotic therapy (DAART) in the form of drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty vs DCB angioplasty alone in common femoral artery (CFA) occlusive lesions. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 47 consecutive patients (mean age 71 years; 26 men) treated between October 2011 and July 2016 using either DCB angioplasty alone (n=26) or DAART (n=21) for CFA lesions. The majority of patients had lifestyle-limiting claudication (14 DCB and 15 DAART)...
February 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250834/comparison-of-drug-eluting-balloon-angioplasty-to-infrapopliteal-artery-critical-lesions-with-or-without-additional-pedal-artery-angioplasty-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-critical-limb-ischemia
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Burak Teymen, Süleyman Aktürk
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the feasibility and outcome of balloon angioplasty for the treatment of below the ankle (BTA) lesions in addition to below the knee (BTK) lesions in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Inclusion criteria are diabetes mellitus (DM), CLI (Rutherford class 4 or higher) and revascularized significant stenosis or occlusion of at least 1 below-the-knee vessel with incomplete or no pedal loop...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248608/assessment-of-blood-flow-patterns-distal-to-aortic-occlusion-using-ct-in-patients-with-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta
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Philip J Wasicek, Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, William A Teeter, William B Gamble, Peter Hu, Deborah M Stein, Thomas M Scalea, Megan L Brenner
BACKGROUND: REBOA is utilized to decrease hemorrhage below the level of aortic occlusion (AO); however, the amount of collateral blood flow below the level of occlusion is unknown. The aim was to investigate blood flow patterns during complete AO in patients who underwent CT scan after REBOA. STUDY DESIGN: Patients between February 2013 and January 2017 who received REBOA and underwent CT scan with intravenous contrast during full AO were included. Patients were excluded if they had a CT scan performed with the balloon partially or fully deflated...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246913/postocclusional-hyperemia-for-fractional-flow-reserve-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Yoshiaki Kawase, Hiroyuki Omori, Masanori Kawasaki, Toru Tanigaki, Tetsuo Hirata, Syuuichi Okamoto, Hideaki Ota, Jun Kikuchi, Munenori Okubo, Hiroki Kamiya, Akihiro Hirakawa, Takahiko Suzuki, Hitoshi Matsuo
BACKGROUND: Postocclusional hyperemia caused by balloon occlusion is a potential alternative method of inducing hyperemia for measuring post-percutaneous coronary intervention fractional flow reserve (FFR). The aim of this study was to investigate postocclusional hyperemia as a method of inducing hyperemia. METHODS AND RESULTS: FFR measured by postocclusional hyperemia (FFRoccl) caused by balloon occlusion after percutaneous coronary intervention was compared with FFR measured by drug-induced hyperemia (FFR measured by intravenous ATP; and FFR measured by intracoronary papaverine injection [FFRpap]) in 98 lesions from 98 patients...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246510/echocardiographic-detection-of-increased-ventricular-diastolic-stiffness-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients-a-pilot-study
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Shahryar M Chowdhury, Ryan J Butts, Anthony M Hlavacek, Carolyn L Taylor, Karen S Chessa, Varsha M Bandisode, Girish S Shirali, Arni Nutting, G Hamilton Baker
BACKGROUND: Pediatric heart transplant recipients are at risk for increased left ventricular (LV) diastolic stiffness. However, the noninvasive evaluation of LV stiffness has remained elusive in this population. The objective of this study was to compare novel echocardiographic measures of LV diastolic stiffness versus gold-standard measures derived from pressure-volume loop (PVL) analysis in pediatric heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Patients undergoing left heart catheterization were prospectively enrolled...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242258/ers-statement-interventional-bronchoscopy-in-children
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Ernst Eber, Juan L Antón-Pacheco, Jacques de Blic, Iolo Doull, Al Faro, Raffaella Nenna, Thomas Nicolai, Petr Pohunek, Kostas N Priftis, Paola Serio, Courtney Coleman, Sarah Masefield, Thomy Tonia, Fabio Midulla
Paediatric airway endoscopy is accepted as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, with an expanding number of indications and applications in children. The aim of this European Respiratory Society task force was to produce a statement on interventional bronchoscopy in children, describing the evidence available at present and current clinical practice, and identifying areas deserving further investigation. The multidisciplinary task force panel performed a systematic review of the literature, focusing on whole lung lavage, transbronchial and endobronchial biopsy, transbronchial needle aspiration with endobronchial ultrasound, foreign body extraction, balloon dilation and occlusion, laser-assisted procedures, usage of airway stents, microdebriders, cryotherapy, endoscopic intubation, application of drugs and other liquids, and caregiver perspectives...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240587/reclaiming-autologous-amputated-tissue-for-limb-salvage-of-a-diabetic-foot-burn-with-underlying-critical-limb-ischemia
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Andrew M Wishy, Kaitlyn I M West, David L Dawson, Sara E Dahle, John G Carson
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide pandemic that impacts more than 387 million people, with 29 million individuals affected in the United States alone. Diabetic patients have a 25% lifetime risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Having a DFU is associated with a risk of recurrence approaching 70%. In addition, 1 in 6 patients with DFU will have a lower-limb amputation, with an associated increase in mortality ranging from 47% to 70%. Therefore, limb salvage is critical in patients with DFU...
January 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
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