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Paola Campagnolo, Adam J Gormley, Lesley W Chow, Anne Géraldine Guex, Paresh A Parmar, Jennifer L Puetzer, Joseph A M Steele, Alexandre Breant, Paolo Madeddu, Molly M Stevens
The development of synthetic vascular grafts for coronary artery bypass is challenged by insufficient endothelialization, which increases the risk of thrombosis, and the lack of native cellular constituents, which favors pathological remodeling. Here, a bifunctional electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold with potential for synthetic vascular graft applications is presented. This scaffold incorporates two tethered peptides: the osteopontin-derived peptide (Adh) on the "luminal" side and a heparin-binding peptide (Hep) on the "abluminal" side...
October 26, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Tom Esparon, Callum M Thomson, Paul M Rea, Bilal Jamal
AIM: There is a risk of iatrogenic injury to the soft tissues of the calcaneus and this study assesses the risk of injury to these structures in circular frame calcaneal fracture fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After olive tip wires were inserted, an L-shaped incision on the lateral and medial aspects of 5 formalin fixed cadaveric feet was performed to expose the underlying soft tissues. The calcaneus was divided into zones corresponding to high, medium and low risk using a grading system...
October 14, 2016: Injury
John-Peder Escobar Kvitting, Odd R Geiran
In 1977, Karl Viktor Hall implanted a novel tilting disc heart valve prosthesis at Rikshospitalet in Oslo, Norway. The Medtronic-Hall valve was known for its excellent durability and low thrombogenicity. Hall popularized the use of the great saphenous vein in situ as an arterial shunt in the 1960s, made a metal stripper to lyse vein valves, and introduced electromagnetic flowmeters in vascular surgery. He performed the first coronary artery bypass graft in Scandinavia in 1969. Under his leadership the first heart transplantation and the first heart-lung transplantation were performed in Scandinavia by his successor Tor Frøysaker in 1983 and 1986, respectively...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Peter Chiu, Itai Palmon, Michael P Fischbein
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September 17, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
M J Tao, W Al-Jundi, G Roche-Nagle
INTRODUCTION: Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAA) are the most prevalent form of peripheral arterial aneurysms. Greater saphenous vein grafts and endoaneurysmorrhaphy remains the mainstay therapy for open repair of PAA. True aneurysmal degeneration of lower extremity infrainguinal autologous vein grafts are relatively rare and its etiology is not completely understood. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 57-year-old man with recurrent autologous venous graft aneurysmal dilatations following a surgical popliteal artery aneurysm repair...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Gentian Caco, Dhurata Golemi, Eriola Likaj
INTRODUCTION: The saphenous vein is commonly used as a vascular graft in peripheral artery surgery but rarely used for vascular access. The literature on straight configuration saphenous vein transposition to the popliteal artery is scarce. Here we present two cases of straight configuration saphenous vein transposition to the popliteal artery for vascular access, the surgical technique and respective follow-up. CASE REPORT: Two young men, aged 29 and 36 years, were chosen for lower-limb vascular access for hemodialysis...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Darrel W Stafford
This review summarizes the evidence that collagen IV binding is physiologically important, and that the extravascular compartment of FIX is composed of type IV collagen. As we have previously demonstrated, 7 days post-infusion, FIXWT (BeneFIX) is able to control bleeding as well as the same dosage of Alprolix in hemophilia B mice, tested using the saphenous vein bleeding model (Alprolix is a chimeric FIX molecule joined at its C terminus to a Fc domain). Furthermore, we have shown that in hemophilia B mice, doses of BeneFIX or Alprolix (up to a dose of 150 IU/kg) have increased bleeding-control effectiveness in proportion to the dose up to a certain limit: higher doses are no more effective than the 150 IU/kg dose...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
Leigh Ann O'Banion, Bian Wu, Charles M Eichler, Linda M Reilly, Michael S Conte, Jade S Hiramoto
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August 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Radhakrishnan Raju, Kapil Mathur, Makkathai Kanakasabai Ayyappan, Jayanth Vijayakumar, Vishnukumar Venkatesan, Bhaskar Venkatachalapathy
Patients with long-segment occlusions of the iliac and femoral arteries often undergo sequential bypass procedures. There exists a subgroup of patients who have no suitable vessels in the groin. We report our experience with a new technique of using the profunda vein as a hitchhike point in our series of seven patients (eight limbs) with critical ischemia and occlusion at the iliac or aortic level with reformation of infrageniculate arteries and no reformation in the groin. The proximal graft was anastomosed to the profunda vein, which was ligated proximal to the anastomosis...
August 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Michael J Osgood, Kevin Sexton, Igor Voskresensky, Kyle Hocking, Jun Song, Padmini Komalavilas, Colleen Brophy, Joyce Cheung-Flynn
BACKGROUND: Intimal hyperplasia remains the primary cause of vein graft failure for the 1 million yearly bypass procedures performed using human saphenous vein (HSV) grafts. This response to injury is caused in part by the harvest and preparation of the conduit. The use of Brilliant Blue FCF (FCF) restores injury-induced loss of function in vascular tissues possibly via inhibition of purinergic receptor signaling. This study investigated whether pretreatment of the vein graft with FCF prevents intimal hyperplasia...
August 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Igor A Zolotukhin, Evgeny I Seliverstov, Elena A Zakharova, Alexander I Kirienko
OBJECTIVE: To establish an effect of isolated phlebectomy in patients with incompetent great saphenous vein (Ambulatory Selective Varices Ablation under Local anesthesia (ASVAL) procedure) on the reflux and diameter of the trunk and to assess recurrence rate of varicose veins at one year. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study on patients with primary varicose veins and with C2 or C2,3 or C2,3,4 or C2,4 classes of chronic venous disease and great saphenous vein incompetence...
October 19, 2016: Phlebology
Marco Piola, Matthijs Ruiter, Riccardo Vismara, Valeria Mastrullo, Marco Agrifoglio, Marco Zanobini, Maurizio Pesce, Monica Soncini, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore
After coronary artery bypass grafting, structural modifications of the saphenous vein wall lead to lumen narrowing in response to the altered hemodynamic conditions. Here we present the design of a novel ex vivo culture system conceived for mimicking central coronary artery hemodynamics, and we report the results of biomechanical stimulation experiments using human saphenous vein samples. The novel pulsatile system used an aortic-like pressure for forcing a time-dependent coronary-like resistance to obtain the corresponding coronary-like flow rate...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Cemil Zencir, Mahmut Akpek, Sevil Onay, Mithat Selvi
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery maintains an important role in the treatment of coronary artery disease. The huge saphenous vein graft aneurysm (HSVGA) is rare and occurs as a late complication after CABG. Here, we reported a case of HSVGA presenting as non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Weifeng Luo, Christy M Guth, Olukemi Jolayemi, Craig L Duvall, Colleen Marie Brophy, Joyce Cheung-Flynn
Vascular stretch injury is associated with blunt trauma, vascular surgical procedures, and harvest of human saphenous vein for use in vascular bypass grafting. A model of subfailure overstretch in rat abdominal aorta was developed to characterize surgical vascular stretch injury. Longitudinal stretch of rat aorta was characterized ex vivo. Stretch to the haptic endpoint, where the tissues would no longer lengthen, occurred at twice the resting length. The stress produced at this length was greater than physiologic mechanical forces but well below the level of mechanical disruption...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Umberto Benedetto, Massimo Caputo, Mustafa Zakkar, Alan Davies, Ben Gibbison, Alan Bryan, Gianni D Angelini
OBJECTIVES: The radial artery (RA) is often used as a second arterial conduit in preference to the right internal thoracic artery in obese patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to minimise the risk of sternal wound complication. However, obesity has been found to promote RA vasoreactivity and early atherosclerotic degeneration, which may compromise graft patency when used in patients having CABG. Therefore, we investigated the effect of the RA as a second conduit compared with the saphenous vein (SV) on long-term survival in obese and non-obese patients undergoing first-time CABG...
October 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Marianne E Witte, Suzanne Holewijn, Ramon R van Eekeren, Jean-Paul de Vries, Clark J Zeebregts, Michel M P J Reijnen
PURPOSE: To report the midterm results of mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) for treating great saphenous vein (GSV) insufficiency. METHODS: In a 1-year period, 85 consecutive patients (median age 51.4 years; 71 women) undergoing MOCA with polidocanol in 104 limbs were enrolled in a prospective registry. The patients were evaluated at baseline and during follow-up (4 weeks and 1, 2, and 3 years) using duplex ultrasound, the CEAP (clinical, etiologic, anatomic and pathophysiologic) classification, the Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS), the RAND Short Form 36-Item Health Survey (RAND-SF36), and the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Amanda J Kennedy, Peiran Yang, Cai Read, Rhoda E Kuc, Lucy Yang, Emily J A Taylor, Colin W Taylor, Janet J Maguire, Anthony P Davenport
BACKGROUND: Circulating levels of chemerin are significantly higher in hypertensive patients and positively correlate with blood pressure. Chemerin activates chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1 or ChemR23) and is proposed to activate the "orphan" G-protein-coupled receptor 1 (GPR1), which has been linked with hypertension. Our aim was to localize chemerin, CMKLR1, and GPR1 in the human vasculature and determine whether 1 or both of these receptors mediate vasoconstriction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using immunohistochemistry and molecular biology in conduit arteries and veins and resistance vessels, we localized chemerin to endothelium, smooth muscle, and adventitia and found that CMKLR1 and GPR1 were widely expressed in smooth muscle...
October 14, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Renpeng Zhou, Lei Zhu, Shibo Fu, Yunliang Qian, Danru Wang, Chen Wang
Bioengineering of small-diameter blood vessels offers a promising approach to reduce the morbidity associated with coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease. The aim of this study was to construct a two-layered small-diameter blood vessel using smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and endothelial cells (ECs) differentiated from human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs). The outer layer was constructed with biodegradable polycaprolactone (PCL)-gelatin mesh seeded with SMCs, and this complex was then rolled around a silicone tube under pulsatile stimulation...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
Hiroto Rikimaru
We evaluated thrombus extension in the proximal stump of the saphenous vein at 6 days, 4 weeks, and 16 weeks after saphenous vein surgery performed between July 2013 and March 2014 (18 patients, 29 limbs, and 31 stumps) using duplex ultrasonography. All thrombotic events were classified as endovenous heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT). Thrombus was observed in 27 stumps (87.1%), with only four (12.9%) stumps remaining without thrombus on postoperative day 6. Thrombus as EHIT class 2 was observed in one stump and as EHIT class 3 in another; in the remaining 25 stumps, it was observed as EHIT class 1 postoperatively...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Hirono Satokawa, Takashi Yamaki, Hirohide Iwata, Masahiro Sakata, Norihide Sugano, Toshiya Nishibe, Makoto Mo, Norikazu Yamada, Takehisa Iwai
Purpose: This study aimed at clarifying the changes in treatments for primary varicose veins in Japan. Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to the members of the Japanese Society of Phlebology. The contents of the survey covered the treatment and treatment strategy of varicose vein cases in 2013. The results were examined and compared with the results of previous surveys conducted by the aforesaid society in 1998, 2004 and 2009. Results: Of 36078 patients, 43958 limbs were reported from 201 institutions. Saphenous type was the most common type of varicose veins that developed in patients aged 70-79 years...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
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