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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818258/imaging-of-high-risk-carotid-plaques-ultrasound
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Rafael S Cires-Drouet, Mahvash Mozafarian, Amir Ali, Siddhartha Sikdar, Brajesh K Lal
Duplex ultrasonography has a well-established role in the assessment of the degree of stenosis caused by carotid atherosclerosis. This assessment is derived from Doppler velocity changes induced by the narrowing lumen of the artery. New research into the mechanisms for plaque rupture and atheroembolic stroke indicates that the degree of narrowing is an imperfect predictor of stroke risk, and that other factors, such as plaque composition and remodeling and biomechanical forces acting on the plaque, can play a role...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811778/effects-of-blood-lipid-stability-on-progression-of-carotid-atherosclerosis
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Yu Ding, Bo Li, Feng Tian, Shanshan Zhou, Yundai Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of blood lipid stability on progression of carotid atherosclerosis. METHODS: A total of 416 patients who had physical examination in our hospital annually from January 2010 to December 2015 were selected and divided into a progression group (n=216) and a non-progression group (n=200) according to the intima-media thickness measured by carotid ultrasound. The levels of lipid-related parameters within five years were retrospectively analyzed to calculate the smoothness index (SI = x±/s)...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810641/allicin-improves-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-hyperhomocysteinemia
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De-Shan Liu, Shu-Li Wang, Jun-Mei Li, Er-Shun Liang, Ming-Zhong Yan, Wei Gao
Homocysteine (Hcy) is an important and independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases, such as coronary artery disease and ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Increased carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is a non-invasive marker of systemic atherosclerosis. Allicin treatment may decrease serum Hcy levels and improve impaired endothelial function in rats with hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy). The present study hypothesized that allicin has an anti-atherosclerotic effect in coronary heart disease and tested the effects of allicin treatment on carotid artery IMT and plasma Hcy levels in coronary heart disease patients with HHcy...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806247/glomus-tumor-of-the-neck-detected-with-99mtc-edda-hynic-toc
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Neva Girotto, Tatjana Bogović-Crnčić, Svjetlana Grbac-Ivanković, Petra Valković-Zujić
A 54-year-old woman was referred to thyroid evaluation because of a lump on the left side of the neck. Ultrasound exam did not show any thyroid abnormality, but highly perfused nodule at the left common carotid artery bifurcation was found. Because of the specific location, somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with Tc EDDA HYNIC-TOC was performed, starting with perfusion images and followed with SPECT/CT imaging at 2 and 4 hours. Well-perfused nodule with intensive accumulation and no other visible pathology in the body raised suspicion of a glomus tumor, consistent with MR exam performed later...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805757/-the-influence-of-cytoflavin-therapy-on-the-cerebral-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-various-stages-of-hypertensive-disease
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L A Belova, V V Mashin, O Yu Kolotik-Kameneva, N V Belova, A Scuderi, P L Antignani
AIM: To study an influence of cytoflavin therapy on the cerebral hemodynamics in patients with various stages of hypertensive disease (HD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and forty patients with HD, I-III stages, were randomized into 2 groups: patients of group 1 received complex treatment (antihypertensive therapy and cytoflavin), patients of group 2 were treated with antihypertensive therapy. The control group consisted of 30 healthy people. The changes in cerebral hemodynamics using the algorithm of the complex ultrasound study of cerebral vascular system were assessed...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803825/cardiovascular-events-after-exposure-to-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-long-term-follow-up
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Nazanin Aghel, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Eshetu G Atenafu, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Diego Hernan Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Nilotinib is a highly effective tyrosine kinase inhibitor in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, reports of cardiovascular toxicities caused by nilotinib have recently raised critical concerns. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) and frequency of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after long-term exposure to nilotinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort, we evaluated the incidence of CVEs in 63 CML patients treated with nilotinib...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802699/relationship-between-limited-joint-mobility-of-hand-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Yusuke Mineoka, Michiyo Ishii, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Muhei Tanaka, Naoto Nakamura, Yasukazu Katsumi, Motohide Isono, Michiaki Fukui
AIM: Limited joint mobility (LJM) of hand, which is one of a complication of diabetic hand, has a close association with diabetic microangiopathy. However, it remains to be elucidated about the relationships between LJM of hand and subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate the relationships between LJM of hand and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque score in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We evaluated the relationships between LJM of hand, and carotid IMT and plaque score, evaluated by carotid ultrasound examination, in 341 consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes...
July 20, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798785/simultaneous-vertebral-and-subclavian-artery-stenting
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Damian R Maciejewski, Łukasz Tekieli, Roman Machnik, Anna Kabłak-Ziembicka, Tadeusz Przewłocki, Piotr Paluszek, Mariusz Trystuła, Robert Musiał, Karolina Dzierwa, Piotr Pieniążek
INTRODUCTION: Vertebrobasilar territory ischemia leads to disabling neurological symptoms and may be caused both by vertebral artery (VA) and subclavian artery (SA) stenosis. The coexisting symptomatic ipsilateral VA and proximal SA stenosis should be considered as a true bifurcation lesion for percutaneous treatment. AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of simultaneous angioplasty of vertebral and subclavian stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (age 69...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798779/one-swallow-does-not-a-summer-make-but-many-swallows-do-accumulating-clinical-evidence-for-nearly-eliminated-peri-procedural-and-30-day-complications-with-mesh-covered-stents-transforms-the-carotid-revascularisation-field
#9
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Piotr Musiałek, L Nelson Hopkins, Adnan H Siddiqui
Atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis (CS) continues to be a common cause of acute ischaemic stroke. Optimised medical therapy (OMT), the first-line treatment modality in CS, may reduce or delay - but it does not abolish - CS-related strokes. As per current AHA/ASA and ESC/ESVS/ESO guidelines, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a less-invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for CS revascularisation in primary and secondary stroke prevention. Ten-year follow-up from the CREST trial in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic CS confirmed equipoise of CAS and CEA in the primary endpoint...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795494/an-extended-high-frequency-ultrasound-protocol-for-detection-of-vessel-wall-inflammation
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H Zachrisson, C Svensson, A Dremetsika, P Eriksson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate an extended protocol of the large vessels using high-frequency duplex ultrasound (DUS) for detection of vessel wall inflammation. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients performed a DUS examination where arteritis could not be excluded. All DUS examinations were performed using ACUSON S2000 TM ultrasound system (Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.). High-frequency linear transducers were used (18L6 MHz, 9L4MHz) or curve linear for the aortic arch (6C2 MHz)...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791822/a-coronary-proatherosclerotic-marker-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-and-its-association-with-coronary-calcium-score-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness
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Abdullah Guven, Bora Demircelik, Ozgul Malcok Gurel, Okan Er, Halil Ibrahim Aydin, Alper Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the arteries, is responsible for the greatest number of deaths in westernized societies, with numbers increasing at a marked rate in developing countries. Coronary calcium score (CCS), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) are predictors for the development of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the relationship between CCS, CIMT and PAPP-A for earlier diagnosis of atherosclerosis...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782913/screening-with-doppler-ultrasound-for-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-stroke-or-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Tatiana Kristensen, Peter Hovind, Helle K Iversen, Ulrik B Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Carotid endarterectomy of symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis in patients with stroke or transient ischaemic attack reduces the risk of recurrent stroke, particularly if performed within 2 weeks from the first event. We evaluated the efficiency of a screening programme based on Doppler ultrasound in patients hospitalized with stroke or transient ischaemic attack in the stroke centre at Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, Denmark, concerning timeliness of referral to the vascular surgeon and performance of carotid endarterectomy according to national recommendations...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782187/sensitive-three-dimensional-ultrasound-assessment-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-by-weighted-average-of-local-vessel-wall-and-plaque-thickness-change
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Jieyu Cheng, Eranga Ukwatta, Shadi Shavakh, Tommy W S Chow, Grace Parraga, J David Spence, Bernard Chiu
PURPOSE: Vitamin B deficiency has been identified as a risk factor for vascular events. However, the reduction of vascular events was not shown in large randomized controlled trials evaluating B-Vitamin therapy. There is an important requirement to develop sensitive biomarkers to be used as efficacy targets for B-Vitamin therapy as well as other dietary treatments and lifestyle regimes that are being developed. Carotid vessel-wall-plus-plaque thickness change (VWT-Change) measured from 3D ultrasound has been shown to be sensitive to atorvastatin therapies in previous studies...
August 7, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775107/a-garden-of-parathyroid-adenomas
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Zeyad T Sahli, Farah Karipineni, Martha A Zeiger
Despite improvements in parathyroidectomy success rates, patients with persistent primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) after initial surgery continue to challenge clinicians. Some of the challenges are due to ectopic parathyroid adenomas, including thymic, intrathyroidal, carotid sheath and mediastinal glands, and others are because of supernumerary glands. While uncommon in PHPT, multigland disease is also an important consideration in patients requiring reoperative surgery for persistent disease. For this reason, localisation studies including sestamibi, ultrasound, CT scan and venous sampling for abnormal glands may be an essential component of the preoperative workup...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774953/cerebrovascular-and-ventilatory-responses-to-acute-normobaric-hypoxia-in-girls-and-women
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Laura E Morris, Daniela Flück, Philip N Ainslie, Ali M McManus
Physiological responses to hypoxia in children are incompletely understood. We aimed to characterize cerebrovascular and ventilatory responses to normobaric hypoxia in girls and women. Ten healthy girls (9.9 ± 1.7 years; mean ± SD; Tanner stage 1 and 2) and their mothers (43.9 ± 3.5 years) participated. Internal carotid (ICA) and vertebral artery (VA) velocity, diameter and flow (Duplex ultrasound) was recorded pre- and post-1 h of hypoxic exposure (FIO2 = 0.126;~4000 m) in a normobaric chamber...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765521/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging-quantification-of-adventitial-vasa-vasorum-in-a-rabbit-model-of-varying-degrees-of-atherosclerosis
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Xiaoying Li, Ruyou Zhang, Zongmin Li, Chunping Ning, Zhenzhen Wang, Meizheng Dang, Yanqing Peng, Xuesong Han, Litao Sun, Jiawei Tian
This study used an atherosclerotic rabbit model to investigate the feasibility of quantifying adventitial vasa vasorum (VV) via contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging to identify early atherosclerosis. Recent evidence has linked adventitial VV with atherosclerotic plaque progression and vulnerability. A growth in VV density has been detected preceding intimal thickening and even endothelial dysfunction. In our study, carotid atherosclerosis rabbit models were used, and animals underwent CEUS imaging at the end of the atherosclerotic induction period...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756874/diagnostic-value-of-neurological-studies-in-diagnosing-syncope-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Payam Pournazari, Zardasht Oqab, Robert Sheldon
BACKGROUND: Syncope is common and approaches to establishing etiology remain a matter of clinical and financial importance. Patients often undergo comprehensive neurologic investigations despite a lack of compelling indications. The aim was to determine the prevalence of use and diagnostic yield of electroencephalography (EEG), head computed tomography (CT), head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and carotid Doppler ultrasound (CUS) examinations. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search in EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane from 1970 to 2015 for studies reporting on the use of EEG, CT, MRI, and CUS in diagnosing the cause of syncope...
April 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752137/echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-measurement-a-new-screening-test-for-subclinic-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Kamil Ozdil, Zuhal Caliskan, Nursen Keles, Oguzhan Ozturk, Ahmet Selami Tekin, Resul Kahraman, Levent Doganay, Kenan Demircioglu, Yusuf Yilmaz, Mustafa Caliskan
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) consist of a number of chronic inflammatory diseases. Inflammatory process is known to be involved in all stages of atherosclerosis. Early atherosclerosis is reflected by increased levels of carotid artery intima media thickness (c-IMT) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) strongly influences both the formation and progression of atherosclerosis. Recent studies have demonstrated a relationship between c-IMT and hs-CRP levels and the risk of atherosclerosis in patients with IBD...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752008/importance-of-sonography-for-guiding-central-venous-cannulation-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis
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V K Mohan, Neisevilie Nisa
A 15-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) was referred to us for central venous catheter insertion, and on ultrasound of the neck, he was found to have extensive involvement of the brachial plexus due to the nerve sheath tumour. Multiple hypoechogenic lesions resembling the internal jugular vein and internal carotid artery were visualised and could be differentiated from the vessels by Doppler ultrasound. The importance of analyzing sonographic images of nerve sheath tumours, which can mimic blood vessels, and the importance of Doppler ultrasound for guiding central venous catheters in such patients to avoid nerve injury are discussed in this case report...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750634/preclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-latent-autoimmune-diabetes-in-adults-lada-type-2-diabetes-and-classical-type-1-diabetes
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Marta Hernández, Carolina López, Jordi Real, Joan Valls, Emilio Ortega-Martinez de Victoria, Federico Vázquez, Esther Rubinat, Minerva Granado-Casas, Nuria Alonso, Teresa Molí, Angels Betriu, Albert Lecube, Elvira Fernández, Richard David Leslie, Dídac Mauricio
BACKGROUND: LADA is probably the most prevalent form of autoimmune diabetes. Nevertheless, there are few data about cardiovascular disease in this group of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of carotid atherosclerotic plaques in patients with LADA as compared with patients with classic type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Patients with LADA were matched for age and gender in different proportions to patients with type 2 diabetes, and classic type 1 diabetes...
July 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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