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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336747/cross-sectional-associations-between-dietary-intake-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-type-2-diabetes-baseline-data-from-a-randomised-trial
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Laura Chiavaroli, Arash Mirrahimi, Christopher Ireland, Sandra Mitchell, Sandhya Sahye-Pudaruth, Judy Coveney, Omodele Olowoyeye, Darshna Patel, Russell J de Souza, Livia S A Augustin, Balachandran Bashyam, Sathish Chandra Pichika, Sonia Blanco Mejia, Stephanie K Nishi, Lawrence A Leiter, Robert G Josse, Gail E McKeown-Eyssen, Alan R Moody, Cyril W C Kendall, John L Sievenpiper, David J A Jenkins
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between dietary intake and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) by carotid ultrasound (CUS), a surrogate marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, in those with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from 325 participants from three randomised controlled trials collected in the same way. SETTING: Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 325 participants with type 2 diabetes, taking oral antidiabetic agents, with an HbA1c between 6...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336101/metabolic-syndrome-hepatic-steatosis-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-children
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Irene Rutigliano, Roberta Vinci, Gianpaolo De Filippo, Monica Mancini, Luca Stoppino, Maria d'Apolito, Ida Giardino, Luca Macarini, Massimo Pettoello Mantovani, Angelo Campanozzi
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a well-recognized entity; however, there is no consensus on its exact value in predicting long-term cardiovascular (CV) risk. Hepatic steatosis (HS) is another emerging condition associated with pediatric obesity, and data have been reported suggesting a possible role of HS in CV risk linked to MetS. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of HS and MetS cluster in predicting CV risk linked to pediatric obesity. METHODS: We studied 803 overweight and obese children (395 girls and 408 boys, mean age 9...
April 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328821/is-carotid-sonography-a-useful-tool-for-predicting-functional-capabilities-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-following-carotid-artery-stenting
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Chih-Ming Lin, Jian-Chi Su, Yu-Jun Chang, Chi-Kuang Liu, Henry Horng-Shing Lu, Yuh-Jyh Jong
Carotid stenosis is a major cause of stroke and timely intervention with stenting manipulation can significantly reduce the risk of secondary stroke. The impact of stenting procedures on patient functional capabilities has not yet been explored. The primary aim of this study was to examine associations between periprocedural carotid sonography parameters and post-treatment functional capabilities in stroke patients.Sixty-seven patients who received carotid stenting at 1 angiography laboratory were included...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318887/multi-focus-beamforming-for-thermal-strain-imaging-using-a-single-ultrasound-linear-array-transducer
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Man M Nguyen, Xuan Ding, Steven A Leers, Kang Kim
Ultrasound-induced thermal strain imaging (TSI) has been used successfully to identify lipid- and water-based tissues in atherosclerotic plaques in some research settings. However, TSI faces several challenges to be realized in clinics. These challenges include motion artifacts and displacement tracking accuracy, as well as limited heating capability, which contributes to low thermal strain signal-to-noise ratio, and a limited field of view. Our goal was to address the challenge in heating tissue in TSI. Current TSI systems use separate heating and imaging transducers, which require physical alignment of the heating and imaging beams and result in a bulky setup that limits in vivo operation...
March 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317160/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-vs-b-mode-ultrasound-for-visualization-of-intima-media-thickness-and-detection-of-plaques-in-human-carotid-arteries
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Benoy N Shah, Navtej S Chahal, Jaspal S Kooner, Roxy Senior
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque are recognized markers of increased risk for cerebrovascular events. Accurate visualization of the IMT and plaques is dependent upon image quality. Ultrasound contrast agents improve image quality during echocardiography-this study assessed whether contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) improves carotid IMT visualization and plaque detection in an asymptomatic population. METHODS & RESULTS: Individuals free from known cardiovascular disease, enrolled in a community study, underwent B-mode and CEUS carotid imaging...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306696/n-terminal-fragment-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-predicts-coexisting-subclinical-heart-and-vessel-disease
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Luigi E Pastormerlo, Stefano Maffei, Daniele Della Latta, Vladislav Chubuchny, Carla Susini, Sergio Berti, Concetta Prontera, Simona Storti, Claudio Passino, Emilio Pasanisi, Michele Emdin, Dante Chiappino
BACKGROUND: Identification of preclinical cardiovascular disease represents a challenge. We evaluate N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) as markers of both cardiac and vascular subclinical disease in a community-based study including asymptomatic middle- aged study participants. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 807 study participants without previous cardiovascular disease were recruited. They underwent thorough laboratory assessment (including NT-proBNP), ultrasound examination of heart and evaluation of coronary calcium score and carotid intima-media thickness, by computed tomography and ultrasound, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
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Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300678/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-internal-jugular-veins-in-multiple-sclerosis-inter-observer-agreement-and-comparison-with-doppler-ultrasound-examination
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S J Laukontaus, J Pekkola, J Numminen, T Kagayama, M Lepäntalo, M Färkkilä, S Atula, P Tienari, M Venermo
OBJECTIVES: Doppler ultrasound (US) has been widely used to evaluate the cervical venous system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients according to the hypothesis of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) with contradictory results. Venous anatomy and pathology can be examined with less operator-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). DESIGN: To assess the inter-observer agreement in measuring internal jugular vein (IJV) cross-sectional area (CSA) in MR-images and to explore the agreement between US and MRI in the detection of calibres of ≤ 0...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300335/risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Caroline Vinkel, Simon Francis Thomsen
We read with great interest the article by Pascual et al., in which subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) was assessed using carotid ultrasound. They found a higher prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis in HS patients (30.7%) compared with controls (16.1%) and the association was significant in patients 40 years and older. Furthermore, traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors like hypertension (41.9%), diabetes mellitus (22.6%), and metabolic syndrome (38.7%) along with elevated systemic inflammatory markers including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (Hs-CRP) (61...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299809/bedside-screening-with-the-use-of-pocket-size-imaging-device-can-be-useful-for-ruling-out-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-patients-scheduled-for-cardiac-surgery
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Dominika Filipiak-Strzecka, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Ewa Szymczyk, Paulina Wejner-Mik, Piotr Lipiec
BACKGROUND: Patients (pts) scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting, burdened with high risk of carotid stenosis, are recommended to undergo duplex ultrasonography (DUS) of carotid arteries. PURPOSE: To validate pocket-size imaging device (PSID) equipped with linear probe as an easily accessible tool enabling bedside screening for carotid artery stenosis (CAS). METHODS: A total of 100 pts (60 men, mean age 69±11 years) with multivessel coronary artery disease underwent bedside DUS of carotid arteries with the use of PSID performed by a cardiology resident trained in DUS...
March 16, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299487/comparison-of-carotid-artery-ultrasonography-findings-between-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-atherothrombotic-cerebral-infarction
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Shigeru Toyoda, Hidehiro Takekawa, Yohei Asakawa, Ayano Suzuki, Naoyuki Otani, Masashi Sakuma, Shichiro Abe, Koichi Hirata, Teruo Inoue
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although risk factors for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and atherothrombotic cerebral infarction (ACI) are common, it is unknown if the risk factors for these two conditions are similar. The purpose of our study was to elucidate differences in carotid artery atherosclerotic features between ACS and ACI. METHODS: We measured carotid artery ultrasound-based atherosclerotic parameters in 61 ACS and 33 ACI patients. In the ACS patients, 31 had single-vessel coronary artery disease (SVD) and 30 had multivessel coronary artery disease (MVD)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298968/feasibility-of-imaging-superficial-palmar-arch-using-micro-ultrasound-7t-and-3t-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Alison N Pruzan, Audrey E Kaufman, Claudia Calcagno, Yu Zhou, Zahi A Fayad, Venkatesh Mani
AIM: To demonstrate feasibility of vessel wall imaging of the superficial palmar arch using high frequency micro-ultrasound, 7T and 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Four subjects (ages 22-50 years) were scanned on a micro-ultrasound system with a 45-MHz transducer (Vevo 2100, VisualSonics). Subjects' hands were then imaged on a 3T clinical MR scanner (Siemens Biograph MMR) using an 8-channel special purpose phased array carotid coil. Lastly, subjects' hands were imaged on a 7T clinical MR scanner (Siemens Magnetom 7T Whole Body Scanner) using a custom built 8-channel transmit receive carotid coil...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298048/carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-instability-and-cognition-determined-by-ultrasound-measured-plaque-strain-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-significant-stenosis
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Robert J Dempsey, Tomy Varghese, Daren C Jackson, Xiao Wang, Nirvedh H Meshram, Carol C Mitchell, Bruce P Hermann, Sterling C Johnson, Sara E Berman, Stephanie M Wilbrand
OBJECTIVE This article describes the use of ultrasound measurements of physical strain within carotid atherosclerotic plaques as a measure of instability and the potential for vascular cognitive decline, microemboli, and white matter changes. METHODS Asymptomatic patients with significant (> 60%) carotid artery stenosis were studied for dynamic measures of plaque instability, presence of microemboli, white matter changes, and vascular cognitive decline in comparison with normative controls and premorbid state...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295858/non-obstructive-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-patent-foramen-ovale-in-young-adults-with-cryptogenic-stroke
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A Jaffre, B Guidolin, J-B Ruidavets, N Nasr, V Larrue
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Up to 50% of ischaemic strokes in young adults are classified as cryptogenic despite extensive work-up. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of non-obstructive carotid atherosclerosis (NOCA) and its association with patent foramen ovale (PFO) in young adults with cryptogenic stroke (CS). METHODS: Patients aged 18-54 years, consecutively treated for first-ever CS in an academic stroke service, were included. NOCA was assessed using carotid ultrasound examination and was defined as carotid plaque with <50% stenosis...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291453/a-sutureless-vascular-closure-device-for-emergent-bovine-xenograft-implantation
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Joseph F Knapp, Matt Maxwell, Cassidy Briggs, Erin T Shaw, Milton V Marshall, David Cheung
A novel vascular staple (C-staple) was developed that does not enter the vasculature lumen during anastomoses. The objective of this study was to demonstrate C-staple safety when used with a bovine xenograft and compare efficacy of the C-staple procedure with Anastoclip surgical clips or suturing when used with a bovine xenograft. Eight sheep had an acute comparison between suturing and C-staples using both common carotid arteries. Sixteen sheep had xenograft placement in the left carotid artery, eight with C-staples and eight with Anastoclips in a chronic study...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290907/-combination-of-visual-and-metabolic-markers-in-assessment-of-probability-of-presence-and-severity-of-atherosclerosis-of-coronary-arteries
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V A Metelskaya, N E Gavrilova, N G Gumanova, O A Litinskaya, E B Yarovaya, S A Boytsov
AIM: to assess possibilities of the use of biochemical markers combined with data of methods of imaging of arterial atherosclerotic lesions for evaluation of risk of presence and severity of coronary atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled into this study patients (n=205, 136 men, 69 women, age 33-85 years, 94% on statin therapy) who underwent coronary angiography and carotid artery ultrasound dopplerography. Examination included determination of parameters of lipid profile and carbohydrate metabolism, markers of inflammation and metabolism of visceral adipose tissue...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287528/ultrasound-based-pulse-wave-velocity-evaluation-in-mice
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Nicole Di Lascio, Claudia Kusmic, Francesco Stea, Francesco Faita
Arterial stiffness can be evaluated by calculating pulse wave velocity (PWV), i.e., the speed with which the pulse wave travels in a conduit vessel. This parameter is being increasingly investigated in small rodent models in which it is used for assessing alterations in vascular function related to particular genotypes/treatments or for characterizing cardiovascular disease progression. This protocol describes an image processing algorithm which leads to non-invasive arterial PWV measurement in mice using ultrasound (US) images only...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285656/relationships-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-its-binding-proteins-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-hypertensive-perimenopausal-women
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Agnieszka Olszanecka, Aneta Dragan, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Danuta Fedak, Danuta Czarnecka
PURPOSE: During the transition from premenopause to postmenopause, many women experience weight gain and central fat deposition; therefore, we hypothesized that circulating growth factors can play a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and subclinical organ damage in perimenopausal women. BASIC PROCEDURES: The study included 192 women aged 40 to 60years; 152 had newly diagnosed essential hypertension that had never been treated, and 40 were normotensive age-matched controls...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283609/intraoperative-completion-studies-local-anesthesia-and-antiplatelet-medication-are-associated-with-lower-risk-in-carotid-endarterectomy
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Christoph Knappich, Andreas Kuehnl, Pavlos Tsantilas, Sofie Schmid, Thorben Breitkreuz, Michael Kallmayer, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In Germany, all surgical and endovascular procedures on the carotid bifurcation must be documented in a statutory nationwide quality assurance database. We aimed to analyze the association between procedural and perioperative variables and in-hospital stroke or death rates after carotid endarterectomy. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, overall 142 074 elective carotid endarterectomy procedures for asymptomatic or symptomatic carotid artery stenosis were documented in the database...
March 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283423/echolucency-of-the-carotid-artery-is-associated-with-short-term-plaque-progression-and-positive-remodeling-in-the-culprit-coronary-artery-in-ami-survivors
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Mika Futamata, Satoshi Matsuoka, Takuya Shimizu, Toru Yoshizaki, Jun-Ei Obata, Takamitsu Nakamura, Daisuke Fujioka, Yosuke Watanabe, Kazuto Nakamura, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Kiyotaka Kugiyama
BACKGROUND: Rapid plaque progression and positive remodeling are recognized as vulnerable coronary plaque characteristics. This study examined whether serial carotid ultrasonography might be of value for assessment of coronary plaque progression and positive remodeling, measured by serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), in survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with AMI had repeated examinations by IVUS of culprit coronary arteries and echolucency of the coronary artery on admission (1st test) and 6 months later (2nd test)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
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