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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739473/a-defined-protocol-to-resolving-cannulation-failure-during-endovenous-ablation-procedures
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Scarlett Hao, Samantha Cox, Thomas S Monahan, Tanya Flohr, Rajabrata Sarkar
During endovenous ablation for the treatment of insufficient veins, failure to cannulate the entirety of the refluxing vein with the treatment catheter prevents technically successful ablation. In this technique report, we describe a defined protocol to overcome cannulation failure of axial veins for endovenous ablation. This protocol utilizes commonly available adjunctive techniques including ultrasound-guided digital compression, the use of a guide wire, the use of a guide catheter, and placement of a second puncture site in a step-wise fashion to overcome varying degrees of tortuosity or obstruction...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728467/a-potential-therapeutic-pitfall-in-the-treatment-of-venous-reflux-due-to-variant-planar-anatomy-of-varicose-segments
#2
Sinan Deniz, Derya Tureli, Burcu Akpinar, Levent Oguzkurt
Purpose To elaborate on a planar anatomic variant of great saphenous vein as a potential therapeutic pitfall in the treatment of venous reflux. Materials and methods Lower extremity veins in 568 limbs with great saphenous vein insufficiency were sonographically mapped. A rather overlooked variation, the saphenous bow, was studied with emphasis on anatomic clarification and its involvement in venous insufficiency. Results This variation, observed in 5.1% (n = 29) of limbs, comprised two segments; one uninterrupted great saphenous vein proper coursing throughout saphenous compartment and one extra-compartmental segment originating distally from and proximally fusing with it...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722300/digital-subtraction-angiography-dynavision-in-pretreatment-planning-for-embolization-of-dural-arterio-venous-fistulas
#3
Alex Botsford, Jai Jai Shiva Shankar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We have found DSA-Dynavision with multiplanar reconstruction very helpful in understanding the complex anatomy and planning of treatment of carotico-cavernous fistulas. The purpose of our study was to examine whether using DSA-Dynavision in pretreatment planning results in better outcome after endovascular treatment of dural arterio-venous fistulas (dAVFs). METHODS: Patients with dAVF treated with endovascular embolization were retrospectively identified from our interventional neuroradiology database...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720741/-transvenous-embolization-by-direct-puncture-of-the-superior-sagittal-sinus-using-indocyanine-green-icg-videoangiography-for-treatment-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-transverse-sigmoid-sinus-a-case-report
#4
Jo Matsuzaki, Kenichi Kono, Arisa Umesaki, Yojiro Kashimura, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Tomoaki Terada
We report a case of dural arteriovenous fistula at the left transverse sinus and sigmoid sinus(TS-dAVF), which was treated with transvenous embolization(TVE)by direct puncture of the superior sagittal sinus(SSS)under indocyanine green(ICG)fluoroscopic guidance. A 71-year-old woman presented with pulsatile tinnitus and progressive dementia. A left TS-dAVF with retrograde SSS and cortical venous reflux(Cognard type IIb)was demonstrated on cerebral angiography. The left internal jugular vein and distal portion of the right transverse sinus were occluded...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707962/towards-an-individualized-management-strategy-for-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease-results-of-a-delphi-consensus
#5
S K van der Velden, R R van den Bos, O Pichot, T Nijsten, Mgr De Maeseneer
Objective To obtain consensus on management criteria for symptomatic patients with chronic venous disease (CVD; C2-C6) and superficial venous reflux. Method We used a Delphi method by means of 36 statements sent by email to experts in the field of phlebology across the world over the course of three rounds. The statements addressed criteria for different venous treatments in patients with different characteristics (e.g. extensive comorbidities, morbid obesity and peripheral arterial disease). If at least 70% of the ratings for a specific statement were between 6 and 9 (agreement) or between 1 and 3 (disagreement), experts' consensus was reached...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697961/fifteen-year-results-of-radiofrequency-ablation-using-vnus-closure-for-the-abolition-of-truncal-venous-reflux-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
#6
M S Whiteley, I Shiangoli, S J Dos Santos, E B Dabbs, T J Fernandez-Hart, J M Holdstock
OBJECTIVES: Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) of varicose veins was introduced in the late 1990s with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using the VNUS Closure device. The results of the original VNUS Closure device for the abolition of truncal venous reflux at 15 years are reported. METHODS: A prospective audit of a group of patients treated with VNUS Closure 15 years previously was carried out, using clinical assessment and duplex ultrasound. A total of 189 patients were treated with VNUS Closure between March 1999 and December 2001 and were invited for clinical assessment (subjective and objective) and duplex ultrasonography (DUS) to assess treatment outcome and de novo disease progression...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691032/jugular-venous-reflux-is-associated-with-perihematomal-edema-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#7
Hao Feng, Hongxia Zhang, Wen He, Jian Zhou, Xingquan Zhao
The purpose of this study was to determine whether jugular venous reflux (JVR) is associated with perihematomal edema (PHE) in individuals with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Patients with spontaneous supratentorial ICH within 72 h of symptom onset were enrolled. Baseline brain computed tomography (CT) scan was performed, with a follow-up CT examination at 12 ± 3 days after onset. Jugular venous color Doppler ultrasound was performed at 12 ± 3 days after onset to examine the JVR status. A total of 65 patients with ICH were enrolled...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682127/factors-influencing-the-choice-of-treatment-modality-for-individual-patients-with-varicose-veins
#8
B Campbell, N Chinai, P Hollering, H Wright, R McCarthy
INTRODUCTION There is evidence of effectiveness for a range of different treatment modalities for varicose veins but limited information about factors that influence treatment choice for individual patients. METHODS A postal survey was sent to 438 UK members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. RESULTS Overall, 251 responses were received (response rate 57%). A total of 222 respondents treated varicose veins using conventional surgery (84%), endothermal ablation (82%) and foam sclerotherapy (68%)...
July 6, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680033/left-renal-vein-compression-syndrome-cracking-the-nut-of-clinical-dilemmas-three-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Waqas Javed Siddiqui, Abu Bakar, Muhammad Aslam, Hasan Arif, Brian A Bianco, Alexander E Trebelev, Ellie Kelepouris, Sandeep Aggarwal
BACKGROUND The term nutcracker phenomenon (NCP) elucidates anatomical structure and hemodynamics, whereas nutcracker syndrome (NCS) refers to clinical manifestations. We present three cases of similar clinical features of hematuria and flank pain with different clinical outcomes. CASE REPORT Case 1: A 36-year-old Caucasian female with a past medical history (PMH) of HIV infection presented for evaluation of hematuria. Computed tomography (CT) without contrast showed pelvic venous congestion and narrowing of the extra-renal left renal vein (LRV)...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669658/vascular-risk-factors-and-internal-jugular-venous-flow-in-transient-global-amnesia-a-study-of-165-japanese-patients
#10
Takahiro Himeno, Masaru Kuriyama, Makoto Takemaru, Yuhei Kanaya, Yuji Shiga, Shinichi Takeshima, Kazuhiro Takamatsu, Yutaka Shimoe, Tomoko Fukushima, Etsuro Matsubara
BACKGROUND: The etiology of transient global amnesia (TGA) remains unclear. We studied the pathophysiology of TGA in 165 Japanese patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: TGA was diagnosed in hospitalized patients from 2004 to 2015. We analyzed clinical characteristics, magnetic resonance imaging findings, and maximum intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery, and the reflux of internal jugular venous (IJV) flow by ultrasonography, and statistically compared patients with TGA with age-matched and sex-matched patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), small-vessel occlusion (SVO), and normal controls (each group, N = 165)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669458/mid-term-results-of-catheter-directed-foam-sclerotherapy-combined-with-tumescent-local-anaesthesia-for-treatment-of-great-saphenous-vein-incompetence
#11
H Ali, A Elbadawy, M Saleh, O Mahmoud
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the occlusion rate, clinical severity, disease specific health related quality of life (HRQoL), and safety in patients with great saphenous vein (GSV) reflux 3 years after a single treatment session of catheter directed foam sclerotherapy (CDFS) combined with peri-saphenous infiltration of tumescent local anaesthesia (TLA). METHODS: A total of 249 patients with symptomatic unilateral GSV incompetence underwent CDFS combined with TLA and were followed up for 3 years...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652456/lung-cancer-in-patients-with-severe-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-critical-aspects
#12
Elena Bargagli, Viola Bonti, Katia Ferrari, Elisabetta Rosi, Alessandra Bindi, Maurizio Bartolucci, Moroni Chiara, Luca Voltolini
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare interstitial lung disease limited to the lung with an undefined etiopathogenesis and a very short life expectancy (less than 5 years). IPF susceptibility has been associated with several genetic and environmental risk factors and the prognosis is conditioned by comorbidities such as gastro-esophageal reflux, depression, venous thromboembolism, pulmonary hypertension and lung cancer. At 5 years follow-up, 15% of IPF patients develop lung cancer, which can significantly reduce their survival...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647634/more-successful-results-with-less-energy-in-endovenous-laser-ablation-treatment-long-term-comparison-of-bare-tip-fiber980nm-laser-and-radial-tip-fiber1470nm-laser-application
#13
Ümit Arslan, Eyüpserhat Çalık, Mehmet Tort, Ziya Yıldız, Ali İhsan Tekin, Hüsnü Kamil Limandal, Mehmet Ali Kaygın, Özgür Dağ, Bilgehan Erkut
BACKGROUND: Varices and venous insufficiency are common and serious health problems in the general population which affect quality of life. Endothermal treatment of the great saphenous vein has become the first line of treatment for superficial venous reflux, and the endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) method has been widely accepted all over the world. In this method, ablation is provided by a laser fiber inserted into the lumen of the vein. Initially, the fibers were 810 nm, but today the fibers are usually 940, 980, or 1470 nm...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634313/-a-case-of-bilateral-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula
#14
Hanae Terashima, Takashi Higa, Koichi Kato, Tadasuke Tominaga, Masanori Nakagawa, Shigeru Kadoyama, Hiroshi Ujiie, Akira Teramoto
Bilateral traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula(CCF)is rare. It is most commonly caused by a direct head or face injury involving the cavernous sinus and develops immediately after trauma. We report a case of bilateral traumatic CCF that occurred as an intracerebral hematoma(ICH)mimicking apoplexy 5 months later. We treated the patient with point occlusion of venous reflux causing an ICH using coil embolization to remove the hematoma. Three days after we performed trans-venous occlusion of the intercavernous connection and right cavernous sinus using coil embolization through the right inferior petrosal vein, it was identified that the left CCF was occluded after first embolization into the left sylvian vein...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623990/incidence-of-venous-leg-ulcer-healing-and-recurrence-after-treatment-with-endovenous-laser-ablation
#15
William A Marston, Jason Crowner, Ana Kouri, Corey A Kalbaugh
BACKGROUND: The Effect of Surgery and Compression on Healing and Recurrence (ESCHAR) trial previously reported that patients with venous leg ulcers treated with saphenous stripping experienced a significantly reduced incidence of ulcer recurrence compared with patients treated with compression therapy. Most patients with leg ulcers and saphenous insufficiency are currently treated with endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), but little information is available on the long-term results after EVTA in Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology (CEAP) clinical class 5 (C5) and class 6 (C6) patients...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591486/computational-fluid-dynamic-analysis-of-the-hemodialysis-plastic-cannula
#16
David Fulker, Zakir Sayed, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber
The jet of fluid returning to the patient through a hemodialysis venous needle has previously been reported as a potential source of endothelial damage which can lead to intimal hyperplasia (IH) in arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). Metal needles are the current standard practice for accessing the vascular system in hemodialysis. However, plastic cannulae have been used in Japan for 30 years. This study utilized computational fluid dynamics to analyze the hemodynamics of blood exiting a plastic cannula and determined the optimal placement and blood flow rate...
June 7, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562210/lateral-sinus-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-sinovenous-outflow-restriction-outweighs-cortical-venous-reflux-as-a-parameter-associated-with-hemorrhage
#17
Yong-Sin Hu, Chung-Jung Lin, Hsiu-Mei Wu, Wan-Yuo Guo, Chao-Bao Luo, Chih-Chun Wu, Wen-Yuh Chung, Kang-Du Liu, Huai-Che Yang, Cheng-Chia Lee
Purpose To investigate whether sinovenous outflow restriction (SOR) is more strongly associated with hemorrhage than cortical venous reflux (CVR) in patients with lateral sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). Materials and Methods An institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waiver of informed consent was obtained. From 1995 to 2016, 163 cases of lateral sinus DAVFs were included and divided into hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic groups based on initial presentation. Their angiograms and magnetic resonance images were evaluated, with two evaluators independently grading CVR and SOR...
May 30, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559071/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-findings-in-patients-with-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-three-case-reports
#18
Hiroaki Nagashima, Atsushi Fujita, Jun Tanaka, Masaaki Kohta, Takashi Sasayama, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Kohkichi Hosoda, Eiji Kohmura
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a potentially useful modality for evaluating brain metabolites in patients with dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF). Here we describe a different pattern of MRS-based cerebral metabolism findings in patients with dAVF. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: We performed MRS in 3 patients with transverse sigmoid sinus dAVF associated with cortical venous reflux. In case 1, which was associated with vasogenic edema on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), decreased preoperative N-acetylaspartate (NAA)/creatine (Cr) and myo-inositol (mIns)/Cr and increased lactate (Lac)/Cr ratios improved after treatment...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552162/epidemiology-clinical-presentation-diagnostic-evaluation-and-prognosis-of-cerebral-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
#19
Mohamed Samy Elhammady, Sudheer Ambekar, Roberto C Heros
Dural arteriovenous fistulas are abnormal communications, within the dural leaflets, between meningeal arteries and dural venous sinuses and/or subarachnoid veins. Although many fistulas remain clinically silent and do not require treatment, presence of cortical venous reflux, intracranial bleed, and intolerable symptoms are the main indications for treatment. A thorough understanding of the natural history is of prime importance in the decision making and management of these lesions. In this chapter we discuss the epidemiology and natural history of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulae...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552141/spinal-arteriovenous-fistulae-surgical-management
#20
Arthur L Day, Ali Hassoun Turkmani, P Roc Chen
Spinal vascular malformations include several types of pathologic entities with multiple variations in their neurologic presentation and risks. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae (SDAVF) are the most frequent type, and account for 70% of all lesions affecting the spinal cord. The nonspecific early neurologic symptoms of SDAVF often make early diagnosis of this clinical entity challenging, and a delay in diagnosis or appropriate treatment often has devastating consequences on spinal cord function. The lesion can invariably be obliterated with surgical occlusion of the intradural arterialized venous reflux, and progression of neurologic deficits is usually arrested and sometimes reversed...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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