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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818354/retrospective-study-of-the-impact-of-unrecognised-kawasaki-disease-coronary-aneurysm-and-ectasia
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Benjamin R Waterhouse, Robert M R Tulloh, Yongcheol Kim, Will Creasy, David Adlam, Thomas W Johnson
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery aneurysms resulting from unrecognised or untreated Kawasaki Disease (KD) have thrombotic and stenotic potential leading to myocardial infarction. We aimed to characterise the prevalence and outcomes of patients presenting to a UK-based adult tertiary cardiology service with angiographic evidence of aneurysm or ectasia. METHODS: Retrospective review was undertaken of reports and original coronary angiograms in all patients under 50years old undergoing coronary angiography between 2011 and 2015...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814768/risk-factors-for-radiation-induced-skin-ulceration-in-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-of-chronic-total-occluded-lesions-a-2-year-observational-study
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Chi-Cheng Lai, Kai-Che Wei, Wen-Yee Chen, Guang-Yuan Mar, Wen-Hwa Wang, Chieh-Shan Wu, Ching-Jiunn Tseng, Kuo-Chung Yang, Lee-Wei Chen, Chun-Peng Liu
Relationship between radiation-induced skin ulceration (RSU) and variables in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) was rarely reported. RSU is a severe complication in PCIs, especially for chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions. We investigated the RSUs and their risk factors in patients receiving CTO PCIs over a 2-year period. Data were analyzed using chi-square tests, t-tests and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Of 238 patients, 11 patients (4.6%) had RSUs all at right upper back. RSUs were significantly associated with use of left anterior oblique (LAO) views (100% vs...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814447/acute-myocarditis-secondary-to-cardiac-tuberculosis
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Alice Cowley, Laura Dobson, John Kurian, Christopher Saunderson
Isolated myocardial involvement in tuberculosis is exceedingly rare but there are reports it can present with sudden cardiac death, atrioventricular block, ventricular arrhythmias or congestive cardiac failure. We report the case of a 33 year-old male, of South Asian descent, who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath and an abnormal ECG. The patient had no significant past medical history and coronary angiogram showed no evidence of coronary artery disease. Of note the patient had recently been discharged from a local district hospital with an episode of myocarditis...
August 16, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814416/the-volume-of-peripapillary-vessels-within-the-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study-of-normal-subjects
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Davide Allegrini, Giovanni Montesano, Paolo Fogagnolo, Alfredo Pece, Roberta Riva, Mario R Romano, Luca Rossetti
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the contribution of vascular volume calculated by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to the measurement of peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness. METHODS: We used OCTA scans to build volumetric maps of the RNFL angiograms by thresholding the decorrelation images and summing the number of white pixels along the z-axis at each location. We used these maps to calculate the contribution of the vascular tissue to the RNFL thickness...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814171/a-feasibility-study-of-off-the-shelf-scalloped-stent-grafts-in-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Emma van der Weijde, Olaf J Bakker, Arnoud V Kamman, Joost A van Herwaarden, Santi Trimarchi, Jan Albert Vos, Robin H Heijmen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the applicability of an off-the-shelf scalloped stent-graft to preserve left subclavian artery (LSA) flow in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for acute type B aortic dissection. METHODS: The computed tomography angiograms (CTA) of 70 consecutive patients (median age 64 years; 44 men) with acute Stanford type B aortic dissection were retrospectively analyzed to identify patients in whom a short proximal landing zone (<15 mm from the retrogradely dissected wall layers) would require LSA overstenting during TEVAR...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811941/seizure-associated-takotsubo-syndrome-a-rare-combination
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Htay Htay Kyi, Nour Aljariri Alhesan, Sunil Upadhaya, Samer Al Hadidi
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is increasingly recognized in neurocritical care population especially in postmenopausal females. We are presenting a 61-year-old African American female with past medical history of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and hypertension who presented with multiple episodes of seizures due to noncompliance with antiepileptic medications. She was on telemetry which showed ST alarm. Electrocardiogram (ECG) was ordered and showed ST elevation in anterolateral leads and troponins were positive...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811940/recurrent-wheezing-and-cough-caused-by-double-aortic-arch-not-asthma
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Qiao Zhang, Zhou Fu, Jihong Dai, Gang Geng, Wenlong Fu, Daiyin Tian
INTRODUCTION: Double aortic arch is a congenital vascular abnormality in which the connected segments and their branches course between and compress the trachea and esophagus, often resulting in invariable airway compression. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4-year-old boy with a history of recurrent wheezing was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of asthma based on his past medical history, persistent cough, wheezing, and airway hyperresponsiveness by lung function test...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810347/-history-of-world-neurosurgery
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X Wang
In 5000 BC, South American tribes digged the bones in the living head to seek ways to communicate with the gods, which was primitive trephination and may be the first neurosurgical behavior. In 2600 BC, Imhotep in ancient Egypt took the brain out of the head from the nose, for a better preserve of the mummy, which was a prototype of modern transsphenoidal surgery. And the development of anatomy in ancient Greek laid a solid foundation for neurosurgery. From 500 to 1500 AD, the rise of religion and the occurrence of war, prompted a large number of craniocerebral trauma, which contributed greatly to the early development of neurosurgery as a distinct specialty...
May 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809722/classification-for-assessing-the-quality-of-diagnostic-coronary-angiography
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Philippe Généreux, Roxana Mehran, Martin B Leon, Nicolas Bettinger, Gregg W Stone
Coronary angiography remains the gold standard for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease. However, no standardized, objective, and quantitative classification to assess the quality of coronary angiography exists. In the present report, we sought to establish a novel standardized quantitative classification for the quality of coronary angiography, taking into consideration two main parameters: coronary contrast filling and coronary sinus contrast reflux. Intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility performed among 70 angiograms and 9 readers demonstrated excellent and substantial reproducibility, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808955/exploring-the-biological-and-mechanical-properties-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-using-uspio-mri-and-peak-tissue-stress-a-combined-clinical-and-finite-element-study
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Noel Conlisk, Rachael O Forsythe, Lyam Hollis, Barry J Doyle, Olivia M B McBride, Jennifer M J Robson, Chengjia Wang, Calum D Gray, Scott I K Semple, Tom MacGillivray, Edwin J R van Beek, David E Newby, Peter R Hoskins
Inflammation detected through the uptake of ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and finite element (FE) modelling of tissue stress both hold potential in the assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture risk. This study aimed to examine the spatial relationship between these two biomarkers. Patients (n = 50) > 40 years with AAA maximum diameters > = 40 mm underwent USPIO-enhanced MRI and computed tomography angiogram (CTA). USPIO uptake was compared with wall stress predictions from CTA-based patient-specific FE models of each aneurysm...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807553/coronary-artery-segmentation-in-x-ray-angiograms-using-gabor-filters-and-differential-evolution
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Fernando Cervantes-Sanchez, Ivan Cruz-Aceves, Arturo Hernandez-Aguirre, Sergio Solorio-Meza, Teodoro Cordova-Fraga, Juan Gabriel Aviña-Cervantes
Segmentation of coronary arteries in X-ray angiograms represents an essential task for computer-aided diagnosis, since it can help cardiologists in diagnosing and monitoring vascular abnormalities. Due to the main disadvantages of the X-ray angiograms are the nonuniform illumination, and the weak contrast between blood vessels and image background, different vessel enhancement methods have been introduced. In this paper, a novel method for blood vessel enhancement based on Gabor filters tuned using the optimization strategy of Differential evolution (DE) is proposed...
August 5, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806175/point-of-care-ultrasound-facilitated-detection-of-femoral-occlusive-septic-emboli-during-mitral-valve-surgery-a-case-report
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Melissa L Bellomy, Susan Eagle, Mias Pretorius, Ben R Barton, Yafen Liang
Acute lower extremity ischemia from septic emboli is a surgical emergency. Timely diagnosis and management are critical to improve patient outcome. However, traditional diagnostic modalities such as intraoperative angiogram are time-consuming, require special equipment and personnel, and introduce contrast exposure for critically ill patients. There are limited reports of utilization of point-of-care ultrasound to detect peripheral septic emboli. We present a case where femoral occlusive septic emboli were identified by point-of-care ultrasound after mitral valve replacement...
August 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803250/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-children-with-leber-coats-disease
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Michele Fortunato, Angela Turtoro, Gilda Cennamo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work was to describe the optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (OCTA) features in paediatric Leber-Coats disease. METHODS: Three children presenting with unilateral, clinically active Leber-Coats disease were evaluated using spectral domain OCT and OCTA. OCT angiograms were analysed and compared with the current literature. RESULTS: All 3 OCT angiograms showed that the vessels had lost most of their collateral branches and presented many loops...
August 12, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799861/absence-of-cortical-vein-opacification-is-associated-with-lack-of-intra-arterial-therapy-benefit-in-stroke
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Ivo G H Jansen, Annemieke B van Vuuren, Wim H van Zwam, Ido R van den Wijngaard, Olvert A Berkhemer, Hester F Lingsma, Cornelis H Slump, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Kilian M Treurniet, Diederik W J Dippel, Marianne A A van Walderveen, Aad van der Lugt, Yvo B W E M Roos, Henk A Marquering, Charles B L M Majoie, René van den Berg
Purpose To assess the degree of cortical vein opacification in patients with internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke and to evaluate the relationship with treatment benefit from intra-arterial therapy (IAT). Materials and Methods Written informed consent was obtained from all patients in the Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands. From the trial's database, all patients (recruited from December 2010 until March 2014) with baseline computed tomographic (CT) angiograms were retrospectively included...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799708/acute-and-mid-term-outcomes-of-stent-implantation-for-recurrent-coarctation-of-the-aorta-between-the-norwood-operation-and-fontan-completion-a-multi-center-pediatric-interventional-cardiology-early-career-society-investigation
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Osamah Aldoss, Bryan H Goldstein, Saar Danon, Sebastian Goreczny, Robert G Gray, Shyam Sathanandam, Wendy Whiteside, Derek A Williams, Jeffrey D Zampi
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate outcomes of stent implantation (SI) for recurrent coarctation of the aorta (RC) following the Norwood operation. BACKGROUND: RC is common following the Norwood operation. Balloon angioplasty (BA) is standard treatment but may result in unsatisfactory relief of RC. SI may improve RC, but outcome data are limited. METHODS: We performed a multi-center retrospective study of patients who underwent SI for RC between the Norwood operation and Fontan completion...
August 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795488/angiographic-classification-of-patterns-of-restenosis-following-femoropopliteal-artery-intervention-a-proposed-scoring-system
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Lawrence A Garcia, Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Prakash Krishnan, Thomas Zeller, Gunnar Tepe, Mark Fleming, Juan F Granada, Mark A Turco, Christopher Tieché, Michael R Jaff
OBJECTIVES: To propose a classification system for characterizing angiographic femoropopliteal artery restenosis patterns associated with common endovascular modalities. BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease is a worldwide issue affecting millions of people. Despite a myriad of endovascular technologies available to treat peripheral artery disease of the femoropopliteal arteries, restenosis remains a common failure mode. Characterizing common patterns of restenosis is important to discern the potential impact of baseline patient, lesion, and procedural characteristics, as well as treatment modalities on either the primary success or the failure patterns associated with restenosis...
August 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794636/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-severity-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-chronic-coronary-artery-disease
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Anita Jukic, Dorotea Bozic, Dusko Kardum, Tina Becic, Bruno Luksic, Mislav Vrsalovic, Marko Ljubkovic, Damir Fabijanic
AIM: Controversy exists concerning the relation between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to examine the relationship between HP infection and severity of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with chronic CAD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 150 patients (109 [73%] men; mean age 62.61±10.23 years) scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery were consecutively enrolled in the cross-sectional study. According to rapid urease test and/or gastric biopsy samples stained with hematoxylin and eosin and according to Giemsa, patients were classified as HP positive (n=87; 58%) or HP negative (n=63; 42%)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794091/a-rare-cause-of-early-neonatal-cyanosis-absent-right-pulmonary-artery
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Avadhesh Joshi, Manish Kumar, Sumitha Arun, Mane Manisha Sheshrao
Unilateral absent right pulmonary artery is a rare developmental anomaly that usually presents in late childhood and adolescence as recurrent respiratory tract infections, dyspnoea and haemoptysis. We report a case of a 2-day-old baby with respiratory distress and differential cyanosis. Echocardiogram showed pulmonary hypertension with absent right pulmonary artery. The findings were confirmed by CT angiogram. The baby improved with pulmonary vasodilators and antifailure medications.
August 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791756/pulmonary-vasculature-in-dogs-assessed-by-three-dimensional-fractal-analysis-and-chemometrics
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Anna V Müller, Clara B Marschner, Annemarie T Kristensen, Bo Wiinberg, Amy F Sato, Jose M A Rubio, Fintan J McEvoy
Fractal analysis of canine pulmonary vessels could allow quantification of their space-filling properties. Aims of this prospective, analytical, cross-sectional study were to describe methods for reconstructing three dimensional pulmonary arterial vascular trees from computed tomographic pulmonary angiogram, applying fractal analyses of these vascular trees in dogs with and without diseases that are known to predispose to thromboembolism, and testing the hypothesis that diseased dogs would have a different fractal dimension than healthy dogs...
August 8, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782747/laparoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-insulinoma-in-the-absence-of-ious
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Abhay Narendra Dalvi, Mahadeo Namdeo Garale, Yogesh Prabhakar Takalkar, Sameer Ashok Rege, Pinky Manoharlal Thapar, Lila Anurag, Nalini Samir Shah
BACKGROUND: Insulinomas are the most common pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. In spite of adequate pre-operative localisation, conventional surgical methods rely on intraoperative palpation. Intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) is said to aid in accurate localisation, decreases morbidity. Laparoscopic removal of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms is beneficial due to magnification and minimal invasion; however, in the absence of IOUS, error of judgement may lead to conversion to open surgery, thereby relying on 'palpation method' to localise the tumour...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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