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Vivian L Bishay, Derek M Biederman, Thomas J Ward, Imramsjah Martijn J van der Bom, Rahul S Patel, Edward Kim, Francis S Nowakowski, Robert A Lookstein, Aaron M Fischman
OBJECTIVE: The transradial approach (TRA) has been shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with arterial coronary interventions. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) performed via the TRA can enhance patient comfort, compared with the traditional transfemoral approach (TFA), by allowing immediate ambulation and precluding potential complications associated with the TFA, such as closure device injury or retroperitoneal hematoma. We report our initial experience with and technique for using the TRA for SIRT...
November 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Wei Z Wang
: Both adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) and stromal vascular fraction (SVF) have been demonstrated to have regenerative properties with therapeutic potential for numerous diseases through local or topical applications. However, it is unclear whether ASC or SVF can be delivered systemically through an intra-arterial infusion. The purpose of this study was to examine the microcirculatory response in vivo on local intraarterial infusion of autogenic ASCs or SVF in a vascular pedicle isolated rat cremaster microcirculation model...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Benjamin Sueur, Olivier Pellerin, Thibault Voron, Anne L Pointet, Julien Taieb, Simon Pernot
The objective of the treatment of colorectal cancer patients with unresectable liver metastases should be clearly defined at the outset. Potentially resectable patients should be distinguished from clearly unresectable patients. In defining resectability, it is important to take into account both anatomic characteristics and patient characteristic (comorbidities, symptoms, age). According to this evaluation, treatment should be tailored to each patient. The most widely accepted standard is doublet cytotoxic regimen plus biotherapy (anti-EGFR or anti- VEGF antibodies according to RAS status, but some patients could benefit from an intensified regimen, as triplet chemotherapy +/- bevacizumab, or intraarterial treatments (hepatic arterial infusion, radioembolization or chemoembolization), in order to allow resectability...
October 12, 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
Ahmet Yigit Goktay, Cagin Senturk
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a common disorder with a significant mortality rate. Successful endovascular treatment of acute DVT is most likely to be achieved in patients with recently formed thrombus, (<10-14 days) with acute iliofemoral DVT. Endovascular treatment options include: Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT), percutaneous aspiration thrombectomy (PAT), vena cava filter protection, venous balloon dilatation and venous stent implantation...
September 24, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Florian Nima Fleckenstein, Rüdiger Egbert Schernthaner, Rafael Duran, Jae Ho Sohn, Sonia Sahu, Karen Marshall, MingDe Lin, Bernhard Gebauer, Julius Chapiro, Riad Salem, Jean-François Geschwind
PURPOSE: Liver metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are not uncommon in the course of disease. However, data about tumor response to intraarterial therapy (IAT) are scarce. This study assessed whether changes of enhancing tumor volume using quantitative European Association for the Study of the Liver (qEASL) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) can evaluate tumor response and predict overall survival (OS) early after therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fourteen patients with liver metastatic RCC treated with IAT (transarterial chemoembolization: n= 9 and yttrium-90: n= 5) were retrospectively included...
October 2016: Translational Oncology
Thomas Broggini, Andras Piffko, Christian J Hoffmann, Christoph Harms, Peter Vajkoczy, Marcus Czabanka
During the metastatic process tumor cells circulate in the blood stream and are carried to various organs. In order to spread to different organs tumor cell-endothelial cell interactions are crucial for extravasation mechanisms. It remains unclear if tumor cell dissemination to the spinal bone occurs by passive entrapment of circulating tumor cells or by active cellular mechanisms mediated by cell surface molecules or secreted factors. We investigated the seeding of three different tumor cell lines (melanoma, lung and prostate carcinoma) to the microvasculature of different organs...
2016: PloS One
Lalitha Pidaparthi, Anitha Kotha, Venkat Reddy Aleti, Abhijeet Kumar Kohat, Mridula R Kandadai, Suryaprabha Turaga, Jabeen A Shaik, Suvarna Alladi, Meena A Kanikannan, Borgohain Rupam, Subhash Kaul
BACKGROUND: It is a well-known fact that very few patients of stroke arrive at the hospital within the window period of thrombolysis. Even among those who do, not all receive thrombolytic therapy. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of early arrival ischemic strokes (within 6 h of stroke onset) in our hospital and to evaluate the causes of nonadministration of intravenous and/or intraarterial thrombolysis in them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of all early arrival acute stroke patients between January 2010 and January 2015 were included...
July 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
In Joon Lee, Seong Hoon Kim, Seung Duk Lee, Jae Hwan Lee, Hyun Beom Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and midterm results of endovascular treatment of hepatic artery occlusion within 24 hours after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2012 to June 2014, 189 consecutive patients at a single institution underwent LDLT with right-lobe grafts. Among them, 10 were diagnosed with hepatic artery occlusion within 24 hours after LDLT. All 10 underwent endovascular treatment, including drug-eluting stent placement (n = 2), intraarterial thrombolysis (n = 5), or both (n = 3)...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Marina Gabriela Monteiro Carvalho Mori da Cunha, Silvia Zia, Diego Vilibaldo Beckmann, Marianne Sylvia Carlon, Fanny Oliveira Arcolino, Maarten Albersen, Ney Luis Pippi, Dominguita Lühers Graça, Conny Gysemans, Peter Carmeliet, Elena Levtchenko, Jan Deprest, Jaan Toelen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the up-regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor strengthens the protective effect of amniotic fluid stem cells in a renal ischemia-reperfusion injury model. DESIGN: Randomized animal study. SETTINGS: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: A total of 40 males 12-week-old Wistar rats were subjected to ischemia-reperfusion and assigned to four groups: amniotic fluid stem cells, vascular endothelial growth factor-amniotic fluid stem cells in two different doses, and vehicle...
August 19, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
H Zahid, M Ferdaus, H Ohara, M Isomura, T Nabika
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), a sympathetic center in brainstem, was implicated in the regulation of sympathetic activity in various hypertensive models including SHRSP. To elucidate pathophysiological roles of oxidative stress in SHRSP, we constructed a new congenic strain (referred to as SP.MES) by introducing a mutated P22phox gene of the Matsumoto Eosinophilic Shinshu (MES) rat into SHRSP. DESIGN AND METHOD: The null mutation of P22phox in the MES rat was introduced in SHRSP by the speed congenial method...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Ryoichi Kawakami, Soichi Ejiri, Michiyuki Hakozaki, Satoshi Hatashita, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Yoshitaka Kobayashi, Yoko Takahashi, Shin-Ichi Konno
BACKGROUND: The treatment of septic non-union of the tibia is a challenging area. The objective of this clinical study was to improve the treatment outcomes in patients with a highly active infection by the three strategies consisting of a two-staged operation, a flow-through technique for vascular anastomosis of a free vascularized fibular graft (FVFG), and continuous local intra-arterial infusion of heparin. PATIENTS & METHOD: Five patients with septic non-union of the tibia who were treated with an FVFG (mean age: 52...
July 30, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
Taichiro Imahori, Atsushi Fujita, Kohkichi Hosoda, Eiji Kohmura
We report a case of acute ischemic stroke involving both the anterior and posterior circulation associated with a persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA), treated by endovascular revascularization for acute basilar artery (BA) occlusion via the PPTA. An otherwise healthy 67-year-old man experienced sudden loss of consciousness and quadriplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an extensive acute infarction in the right cerebral hemisphere, and magnetic resonance angiography showed occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) and BA...
July 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Rafael Duran, Sahar Mirpour, Vasily Pekurovsky, Shanmugasundaram Ganapathy-Kanniappan, Cory F Brayton, Toby C Cornish, Boris Gorodetski, Juvenal Reyes, Julius Chapiro, Rüdiger E Schernthaner, Constantine Frangakis, MingDe Lin, Jessica D Sun, Charles P Hart, Jean-Francois Geschwind
PURPOSE: To evaluate safety and characterize anticancer efficacy of hepatic hypoxia-activated intraarterial therapy (HAIAT) with evofosfamide in a rabbit model. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: VX2-tumor-bearing rabbits were assigned to 4 intraarterial therapy (IAT) groups (n=7/group): 1) saline (control); 2) evofosfamide (Evo); 3) doxorubicin-Lipiodol emulsion followed by embolization with 100-300μm beads (conventional, cTACE); or 4) cTACE and evofosfamide (cTACE+Evo). Blood samples were collected pre-IAT and 1/2/7/14 days post-IAT...
July 20, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Bernhard Robl, Sander Martijn Botter, Giovanni Pellegrini, Olga Neklyudova, Bruno Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of bone. Its treatment relies on the administration of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy combined with surgery. Alternative to common intravenous (i.v.) administration of chemotherapeutic drugs, clinical studies also evaluated the benefit of intraarterial (i.a.) administrations. However, conflicting results were obtained when both routes of administration of cisplatin (CDDP), a gold standard drug in osteosarcoma treatment, were compared...
2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Justin M Moore, Christoph J Griessenauer, Raghav Gupta, Nimer Adeeb, Apar S Patel, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
The management of cerebrovascular disease has advanced considerably in 2015. Five randomized control trials have firmly established the role of endovascular thrombectomy for ischemic strokes due to large vessel occlusion. The randomized trial of intraarterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke (MR CLEAN) (Berkhemer et al. NEJM 2015;372:11-20) was the first of a series on the topic. There was a total of 5 randomized controlled trials published showing benefit in terms of functional outcomes at 90days for mechanical thrombectomy including the Endovascular Therapy for Ischemic stroke with perfusion-imaging selection (EXTEND IA) (Campbell et al...
September 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Sidhartha Tavri, Suvranu Ganguli, Roy G Bryan, Jeremy Goverman, Raymond Liu, Zubin Irani, T Gregory Walker
PURPOSE: To evaluate intraarterial catheter-directed thrombolysis for prediction and prevention of delayed surgical amputation as part of multidisciplinary management of frostbite injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 13 patients (11 men, 2 women; median age, 33.4 y; range, 8-62 y) at risk of tissue loss secondary to frostbite injury and treated with catheter-directed tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) thrombolysis. Amputation data were assessed on follow-up (mean, 23 mo; range, 9-83 mo)...
August 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
De-Hua Wu, Min-Ju Li, Da-Xing Tang, Shan Xu, Yong Huang, Jin-Hu Wang, Qiang Shu
Six patients (aged 3-36 mo) with vaginal tumors (rhabdomyosarcoma and endodermal sinus tumor [EST]; n = 3 each) received intraarterial chemotherapy (IAC) and intravenous chemotherapy. Patients underwent internal iliac artery infusion with cisplatin, pirarubicin, and vindesine. Intravenous chemotherapy with vindesine, ifosfamide, and etoposide was administered after 3 weeks. Vaginal tumors disappeared in all patients after 2 or 3 cycles of alternating therapy. Two patients underwent resection of pelvic metastases...
July 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Shamik Chakraborty, Christopher G Filippi, Tamika Wong, Ashley Ray, Sherese Fralin, A John Tsiouris, Bidyut Praminick, Alexis Demopoulos, Heather J McCrea, Imithri Bodhinayake, Rafael Ortiz, David J Langer, John A Boockvar
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July 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Tanja Djurdjevic, Rafael Rehwald, Michael Knoflach, Benjamin Matosevic, Stefan Kiechl, Elke Ruth Gizewski, Bernhard Glodny, Astrid Ellen Grams
OBJECTIVES: After intraarterial recanalisation (IAR), the haemorrhage and the blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption can be distinguished using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether future infarction development can be predicted from DECT. METHODS: DECT scans of 20 patients showing 45 BBB disrupted areas after IAR were assessed and compared with follow-up examinations. Receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analyses using densities from the iodine map (IM) and virtual non-contrast (VNC) were performed...
June 2, 2016: European Radiology
Jae Seung Lym, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Da Woon Ahn, Cong Truc Huynh, Hwan Jun Jae, Young Il Kim, Doo Sung Lee
UNLABELLED: Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the most common palliative therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The conventional TACE technique, which employs the Lipiodol® emulsion, has been widely used for human cancer treatments. However, this delivery system seems to be inconsistent and unstable in maintaining a high concentration of drugs at tumor sites. An alternative approach for TACE is loading drugs into a liquid embolic solution that exists as an injectable solution and can exhibit a sol-to-gel phase transition to form a solidified state once delivered to the tumor site...
September 1, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
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