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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781238/improving-haemodialysis-fistula-maturation-following-early-ultrasound-vascular-mapping-the-venous-preservation-scan
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Ru Yu Tan, Michelle Manning, Jacqueline Spurway, Thulasi Jegatheesan, Michelle Bertram, Lisa Phipps, Jan Swinnen
AIM: Formation of autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is complicated by a high primary failure rate due to pre-existing vascular damage. We hypothesized that Venous Preservation Scan (VPS) - early (months to years before AVF creation) vascular mapping followed by vasculature preservation is effective in protecting the patient's best "for fistula" vasculature. This study was performed to evaluate the impact of VPS on AVF outcomes...
May 20, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780652/cardiac-tamponade-as-the-initial-presentation-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
#2
Dillon Karmo, Adam Hafeez, Alexandra Halalau, Siddhartha Yadav
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a complex disease with a variety of presentations. A large pericardial effusion is rare, occurring in less than 0.5% of all patients with AML prior to treatment. A 34-year-old male presented with dyspnea, malaise, and weight loss. On physical exam, he was noted to be hypoxic, tachypneic, tachycardic, and hypotensive. He had cervical lymphadenopathy and jugular venous distention. His WBC count was 110 bil/L with 33% blasts. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed AML with 60% blasts. Leukemic cells were also seen in the cerebrospinal fluid on lumbar puncture...
2018: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780360/the-association-between-long-term-acenocoumarol-treatment-and-vitamin-d-deficiency
#3
Jolanta Sawicka-Powierza, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Ewa Jablonska, Beata Zelazowska-Rutkowska, Wojciech Jelski, Pawel Abramowicz, Caroline Sasinowski, Slawomir Chlabicz
Objective: Both vitamin D and K2 are involved in a number of metabolic processes, including bone metabolism; however, associations between the vitamins are not fully understood. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in adult patients receiving long-term acenocoumarol (AC) treatment. Participants and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 58 Caucasian patients (31 women, 27 men) with a median age of 65 years receiving long-term AC therapy were evaluated and compared with 35 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779699/recellularization-of-decellularized-venous-grafts-using-peripheral-blood-a-critical-evaluation
#4
Mia H Rambøl, Jonny Hisdal, Jon O Sundhagen, Jan E Brinchmann, Antonio Rosales
Vascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and the growing need for replacement vessels is not fully met by autologous grafts or completely synthetic alternatives. Tissue engineering has emerged as a compelling strategy for the creation of blood vessels for reconstructive surgeries. One promising method to obtain a suitable vessel scaffold is decellularization of donor vascular tissue followed by recellularization with autologous cells. To prevent thrombosis of vascular grafts, a confluent and functional autologous endothelium is required, and researchers are still looking for the optimal cell source and recellularization procedure...
May 17, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778510/assessment-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-according-to-different-diagnostic-criteria
#5
Anna Simona Sasdelli, Federica Agostini, Caterina Pazzeschi, Mariacristina Guidetti, Simon Lal, Loris Pironi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) has been defined using numerous criteria; however the clinical relevance of these criteria has never been compared. We therefore aimed to evaluate the prevalence, incidence, evolution of IFALD diagnosed by different criteria and to assess any clinical features that may be associated with its occurrence. METHODS: A cross sectional (CS) and retrospective study were carried out on adults on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for chronic intestinal failure (CIF) managed at a single center...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777668/anterior-pericardiectomy-for-post-infective-constrictive-pericarditis-intermediate-term-outcomes
#6
Anil Acharya, Raamesh Koirala, Nivesh Rajbhandari, Jyotindra Sharma, Bijoy Rajbanshi
BACKGROUND: Post tubercular constrictive pericarditis is prevalent pericardial disease in developing countries. Pericardiectomy is the treatment of choice but considered a procedure of high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013 we performed 130 pericardiectomies. Mean age was 22.95±12.55 years with 92 (71%) males. All patients were symptomatic; 118 (91%) were in NYHA class III / IV. Almost all patients were diagnosed to be of tubercular origin; 14 (11 %) histopathologically proven, 77 (59%) with definitive history while 39 (30%) suspected to be of tubercular origin and 91 (70%) received prior antitubercular treatment...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774885/-comparison-of-compression-stability-in-left-common-iliac-vein-at-different-time-by-contrast-enhanced-ct
#7
Li Shen, Jianping Gu, Liwei Wang
To explore the compression stability in left common iliac vein (LCIV) at different times by contrast-enhanced CT in the same patients.
 Methods: This retrospective study included 124 patients (without signs of lower extremity venous diseases), who underwent contrast-enhanced CT at pelvic cavity and reexamined within one year. The degree of compression changes in LCIV was calculated and compared between the two examinations. Moreover, the relationship between age and the compression rate of LCIV was analyzed...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774155/is-de-novo-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-increased
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A Hüsing-Kabar, T Meister, M Köhler, W Domschke, I Kabar, C Wilms, B Hild, H H Schmidt, H S Heinzow
Background: Portal hypertension is a major complication of liver cirrhosis. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is effective in treatment of portal hypertension. However, decreased parenchymal portal venous flow after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt insertion favours ischaemic liver injury which has been discussed to induce hepatocarcinogenesis causing hepatocellular cancer. Aim: This study aimed to explore the association between transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement and the development of hepatocellular cancer...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773646/a-blood-capillary-plexus-derived-population-of-progenitor-cells-contributes-to-genesis-of-the-dermal-lymphatic-vasculature-during-embryonic-development
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Cathy Pichol-Thievend, Kelly L Betterman, Xiaolei Liu, Wanshu Ma, Renae Skoczylas, Emmanuelle Lesieur, Frank L Bos, Dorte Schulte, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Benjamin M Hogan, Guillermo Oliver, Natasha L Harvey, Mathias Francois
Despite the essential role of the lymphatic vasculature in tissue homeostasis and disease, knowledge of the organ-specific origins of lymphatic endothelial progenitor cells remains limited. The assumption that most murine embryonic lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) are venous derived has recently been challenged. Here, we show that the embryonic dermal blood capillary plexus constitutes an additional, local source of LECs that contributes to the formation of the dermal lymphatic vascular network. We describe a novel mechanism whereby rare PROX1-positive endothelial cells exit the capillary plexus in a Ccbe1 -dependent manner to establish discrete LEC clusters...
May 17, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772489/prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-pregnant-patients-with-a-history-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alejandro Lazo-Langner, Fatimah Al-Ani, Sarah Weisz, Camilla Rozanski, Martha Louzada, Judy Kovacs, Michael J Kovacs
BACKGROUND: Optimal prophylactic strategies in pregnant women with a history of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive pregnant patients with a previous VTE history. Patients were followed until 6 weeks postpartum. Patients with a previous unprovoked event (including antepartum VTE) received antenatal prophylaxis, mostly with low dose low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). All patients received prophylaxis for six weeks after delivery...
May 5, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772369/sciatic-neuralgia-caused-by-may-thurner-syndrome-case-report
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Kazuaki Yamamoto, Gakuji Gondo, Hidemitsu Ogino, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Masahiko Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka, Taisuke Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Sciatic neuralgia (SN) is a type of pain commonly associated with lumbosacral radiculopathy. May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is a disease characterized by venous congestion in the left common iliac vein (LCIV) due to right common iliac artery compression. In this report, the authors describe a case of MTS with SN as the first presenting symptom. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old man gradually developed left SN; however, radiological examination showed no causal findings...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772321/use-of-polidocanol-endovenous-microfoam-to-improve-hemodynamics-and-symptomology-in-patients-with-challenging-clinical-presentations-a-case-series
#12
Paul E Davis, John Phillips, Raghu Kolluri
BACKGROUND: We performed a retrospective review of treatment effects with FDA-approved Polidocanol endovenous microfoam (PEM, Varithena® 1%) on venous symptomology in ten (N=10) C3-C6 patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and concomitant complex disease/pathology that limited the use of endothermal ablation (ETA). METHODS: Pathology included: risk of bruising or bleeding, severe lipodermatosclerosis (LDS), Hydradenitis Suppurativa, chronic fibrosis of the vein from prior superficial thrombosis, risk for nerve injury and failed prior ETA...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771426/the-relationship-between-the-levels-and-function-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-factor-v-leiden-and-protein-c-deficiency-in-patients-with-primary-budd-chiari-syndrome
#13
Z-Y Guan, C-W Yu, T Song, Y Gao
OBJECTIVE: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a life-threatening hepatic disease characterized by hepatic venous obstruction at the level of hepatic vein, hepatic venules, or inferior vena cava. No evidence reported the relationship between the endothelial progenitor cells and the deficiency of factor V Leiden and protein C in patients with primary Budd-Chiari syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited participants between June 2014 and July 2015. For primary BCS group, 28 patients were collected...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770706/intestinal-transplants-review-of-normal-imaging-appearance-and-complications
#14
Bashir Hakim, Daniel T Myers, Todd R Williams, Shunji Nagai, John Bonnett
Intestinal transplant (IT) is one of the least common forms of organ transplant but is increasing both in volume of cases and number of centers performing intestinal transplants, with the busiest centers in North America and Europe. IT can be performed in isolation or as part of a multivisceral transplant (MVT). Intestinal failure either in the form of short gut syndrome or functional bowel problems is the primary indication for IT. The normal post-surgical anatomy can be variable due to both recipient anatomy in regard to amount of residual bowel and status of native vasculature as well as whether the transplant is isolated or part of an multivisceral transplant...
May 17, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769189/metabolic-acidosis-in-short-bowel-syndrome-think-d-lactic-acid-acidosis
#15
Sorin Stanciu, Aminda De Silva
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a condition when a person's gastrointestinal function is insufficient to supply the body with essential nutrients and hydration. Patients with SBS suffer from diarrhoea and symptoms of malabsorption such as weight loss, electrolyte disturbances and vitamin deficiencies. Long-term management of this condition can be complicated by the underlying disease, the abnormal bowel function and issues related to treatment like administration of parenteral nutrition and the use of a central venous catheter...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769130/diagnostic-accuracy-of-low-dose-dual-source-cardiac-computed-tomography-as-compared-to-surgery-in-univentricular-heart-patients
#16
Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Pattarapong Makarawate
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the ability of low radiation dose dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) to depict the features of morphological univentricular heart and to define accuracy by comparing findings with surgery. METHODS: Low radiation dose dual-source cardiac computed tomography (CCT) of 33 cases of functional univentricular heart preliminary diagnosis by echocardiography compared with the results of surgery were retrospectively analyzed (aged 1 day to 4 years, median 5 months)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768323/efficacy-and-risks-of-anticoagulation-for-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#17
Weilin Xu, Liansheng Gao, Tao Li, Anwen Shao, Jianmin Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare but life-threatening disease. Timely and proper treatments are the keys in saving patients' life and preventing from permanent neurological deficits. We performed this network meta-analysis to evaluate the role of anticoagulation in CVT, especially for the patients accompanied with hemorrhagic stroke. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Database, and Chinese Biomedical (CBM) databases were searched comprehensively to select eligible articles (up to 30 June 2017)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767837/romiplostim-for-the-management-of-perioperative-thrombocytopenia
#18
Hanny Al-Samkari, Ariela L Marshall, Katayoon Goodarzi, David J Kuter
Thrombocytopenic patients requiring invasive surgery have few options to improve their platelet count preoperatively. This is a single-centre, retrospective review of thrombocytopenic patients receiving the thrombopoietin receptor agonist romiplostim perioperatively to allow for surgical interventions. Patient characteristics, romiplostim use, and surgical and safety outcomes (bleeding, thrombosis, transfusions) were collected and analysed. Forty-seven patients underwent 51 surgical procedures (ranging from total hip arthroplasty to open cardiac surgery) with romiplostim support...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767751/clinicopathological-and-molecular-differences-between-right-sided-and-left-sided-colorectal-cancer-in-japanese-patients
#19
Soichiro Natsume, Tatsuro Yamaguchi, Misato Takao, Takeru Iijima, Rika Wakaume, Keiichi Takahashi, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Daisuke Nakano, Shin-Ichiro Horiguchi, Koichi Koizumi, Michiko Miyaki
Background: The aim of this study was to clarify clinicopathological features, frequencies of molecular biomarkers, and prognoses in Japanese colorectal cancer patients and compare them with right-sided colon cancer (RCC) and left-sided colorectal cancer (LCRC). Methods: We consecutively selected 575 colorectal cancer patients who underwent surgical resection from 2008 to 2011. RCC was located from the cecum to the transverse colon, and LCRC was located from the splenic flexure to the rectum...
May 15, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766943/brain-stem-hemangioblastomas-the-seemingly-innocuous-lesion-in-a-perilous-location
#20
Jeena Joseph, Sanjay Behari, Shruti Gupta, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Anish Gandhi, Arun Srivastava, Awadhesh K Jaiswal
Introduction: Hemangioblastomas [75% sporadic, 25% with Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease] are highly vascular, benign lesions. The surgical nuances, management, and complication avoidance in brain-stem hemangioblastomas (BHs) have been studied. Material and Methods: Over 18 years, 27(mean age: 29 years; range 15-60 years) consecutive cases of BH underwent microsurgical excision. All patients were assessed clinico-radiologically for neurological deficits and screened for VHL disease...
May 2018: Neurology India
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