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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545594/early-blockade-of-joint-inflammation-with-a-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-inhibitor-decreases-end-stage-osteoarthritis-pain-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-mice
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Jason J McDougall, Milind M Muley, Holly T Philpott, Allison Reid, Eugene Krustev
BACKGROUND: The endocannabinoid system has been shown to reduce inflammatory flares and pain in rodent models of arthritis. A limitation of endocannabinoids is that they are rapidly denatured by hydrolysing enzymes such as fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) which renders them physiologically inert. Osteoarthritis (OA) is primarily a degenerative joint disease; however, it can incorporate mild inflammation and peripheral neuropathy. The aim of this study was to determine whether early blockade of FAAH bioactivity could reduce OA-associated inflammation and joint neuropathy...
May 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540322/targeting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-activated-cells-with-dominant-negative-n-cadherin-to-reduce-neointima-formation
#2
Sarah Hulin-Curtis, Helen Williams, Kerry S Wadey, Graciela B Sala-Newby, Sarah J George
Approximately 50% of coronary artery bypass grafts using the autologous saphenous vein fail within 10 years due to intimal thickening. This study examined whether a gene therapy approach that selectively kills Wnt/β-catenin/T cell factor (TCF) activated vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) using dominant-negative N-cadherin (dn-N-cadherin) reduced intimal thickening. Cultured human VSMCs infected with an adenovirus (Ad) encoding dn-N-cadherin via the TCF promoter (Ad-TOP-dn-N-cadherin) specifically expressed dn-N-cadherin in response to activation of the Wnt/β-catenin/TCF pathway...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538568/comparison-of-lymphovenous-shunt-methods-in-a-rat-model-supermicrosurgical-lymphaticovenular-anastomosis-versus-microsurgical-lymphaticovenous-implantation
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Ryohei Ishiura, Takumi Yamamoto, Takahumi Saito, Daisuke Mito, Takuya Iida
BACKGROUND: Lymphaticovenular anastomosis and lymphaticovenous implantation are the most popular lymphovenous shunt operations for the treatment of obstructive lymphedema. However, no study has been reported regarding direct comparison between lymphaticovenular anastomosis and lymphaticovenous implantation. This study aimed to compare postoperative patency of lymphaticovenular anastomosis and lymphaticovenous implantation using a rat model. METHODS: Twelve Wistar rats were used for the study...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533990/anomalous-origin-of-right-coronary-artery-originating-from-the-pulmonary-trunk-arcapa-an-incidental-finding-in-a-patient-presenting-with-chest-pain
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Pragathi Balakrishna, Michael Illovsky, Youssef M Al-Saghir, Abdul M Minhas
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary trunk (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly with an estimated prevalence of 0.002%. Most patients are asymptomatic and the anomaly is detected incidentally during evaluation for other problems. Occasionally, ARCAPA may lead to myocardial ischemia and/or sudden cardiac arrest. We present a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented to the emergency department with intermittent chest discomfort for three days...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533097/distal-anastomosis-support-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-new-surgical-technique-and-current-outcomes
#5
Junfeng Yang, Liangshan Wang, Haitao Li, Changcheng Liu, Bo Li, Hui Li, Rui Liu, Chengxiong Gu
BACKGROUND: Saphenous vein graft (SVG) failure remains the Achilles' heel of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and grafts performed on the right coronary artery (RCA) system always have the worst patency compared with those performed on the left coronary system. The aim of this study was to introduce the distal anastomoses support (DAS) procedure and investigate the effect of DAS on the mid-term graft patency of SVG-PDA. METHODS: Between May and September 2013, 100 patients with an RCA severe lesion who underwent isolated OPCABG (CABG alone group, n=50) or CABG with DAS for anastomoses of SVG-PDA (CABG plus DAS group, n=50) were evaluated retrospectively...
November 30, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530775/a-surgical-approach-to-iatrogenic-vascular-injuries-in-pediatric-cases
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Yüksel Beşir, Orhan Gökalp, Börteçin Eygi, Banu Bahriye Lafcı, Gamze Gökalp, Levent Yılık, Hasan İner, Ali Gürbüz
BACKGROUND: Surgical intervention is mandatory in many children who present with vascular trauma or in complicated cases after medical interventions. In this study, surgical interventions applied after vascular injuries in children were analyzed. METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2012, 17 patients (aged under 18) who were admitted to the emergency room with vascular injuries were retrospectively analyzed. The data was collected through hospital records...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527820/adventitial-cystic-disease-of-radial-artery-apropos-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
#7
Álvaro Torres-Blanco, Luis Ariel Pepén-Moquete, Vicente Molina-Nácher, Francisco Gómez-Palonés
Adventitial cystic disease is an uncommon condition that is characterized by the collection of mucinous material that accumulates in the adventitial layer of the artery. Predominantly, this entity affects the popliteal artery, whereas it is extremely rare in the radial artery. We report a 72-year-old female patient that underwent surgical treatment of an adventitial cyst of the right radial artery. The involved arterial segment was resected, and reconstruction by means of the interposition of a saphenous vein graft was performed...
May 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526559/a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-1b-p27-kip1-associated-with-human-vein-graft-failure-affects-growth-of-human-venous-adventitial-cells-but-not-smooth-muscle-cells
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Richard D Kenagy, Shinsuke Kikuchi, Lihua Chen, Errol S Wijelath, Andrew B Stergachis, John Stamatoyannopoulos, Gale L Tang, Alexander W Clowes, Michael Sobel
BACKGROUND: Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1B (p27(Kip1)) is a cell-cycle inhibitor whose -838C>A single nucleotide polymorphism (rs36228499; hereafter called p27 SNP) has been associated with the clinical failure of peripheral vein grafts, but the functional effects of this SNP have not been demonstrated. METHODS: Human saphenous vein adventitial cells and intimal/medial smooth muscle cells (SMCs) were derived from explants obtained at the time of lower extremity bypass operations...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526174/twist-buckling-of-veins-under-torsional-loading
#9
Justin R Garcia, Arnav Sanyal, Fatemeh Fatemifar, Mohammad Mottahedi, Hai-Chao Han
Veins are often subjected to torsion and twisted veins can hinder and disrupt normal blood flow but their mechanical behavior under torsion is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the twist deformation and buckling behavior of veins under torsion. Twist buckling tests were performed on porcine internal jugular veins (IJVs) and human great saphenous veins (GSVs) at various axial stretch ratio and lumen pressure conditions to determine their critical buckling torques and critical buckling twist angles...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524833/promoting-vasa-vasorum-neovascularization-of-vein-grafts-extenuates-hypoxia-of-the-wall-and-its-subsequent-influence-on-intimal-hyperplasia
#10
Rong-Jiang Zou, Zheng-Hua Wang, Chen-Xi Wang, Song Xue
BACKGROUND: The autologous saphenous vein is the most common conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting, but the vein graft disease will occur. This study used Matrigel basement membrane matrix with many different growth factors to promote vasa vasorum neovascularization and extenuate the hypoxia to improve remodeling. METHODS: This study observed the hypoxia and thickness of the vein grafts at different times. Normal veins and vein grafts with 15 min of ischemia one day postoperatively were harvested in the neck of rabbits...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515852/bilateral-vs-unilateral-internal-mammary-revascularization-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Batric Popovic, Pablo Maureira, Yves Juilliere, Nicolas Danchin, Damien Voilliot, Fabrice Vanhuyse, Jean Pierre Villemot
AIM: To investigate the survival benefit of bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafts in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2009, we performed elective, isolated, primary, multiple cardiac arterial bypass grafting in 430 consecutive patients with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤ 40%. The early and long-term results were compared between 167 patients undergoing BIMA grafting and 263 patients using left internal mammary artery (LIMA)-saphenous venous grafting (SVG)...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514510/injury-to-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-during-tendon-graft-harvesting-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction-an-ultrasound-simulation-study
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Przemysław A Pękala, Ewa Miza, Brandon Michael Henry, Patrick Popieluszko, Marios Loukas, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
INTRODUCTION: The clinical anatomy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) is of particular importance during operations in the area of the knee, especially when material for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is harvested. The nerve can easily be injured during the harvesting procedure, leading to postoperative complications that reduce quality of life. Three different skin incisions are commonly used during hamstring tendon harvesting: horizontal, vertical, and oblique...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508064/fibulin-4-is-essential-for-maintaining-arterial-wall-integrity-in-conduit-but-not-muscular-arteries
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Carmen M Halabi, Thomas J Broekelmann, Michelle Lin, Vivian S Lee, Mon-Li Chu, Robert P Mecham
Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in fibulin-4 (FBLN4) lead to autosomal recessive cutis laxa type 1B (ARCL1B), a multisystem disorder characterized by significant cardiovascular abnormalities, including abnormal elastin assembly, arterial tortuosity, and aortic aneurysms. We sought to determine the consequences of a human disease-causing mutation in FBLN4 (E57K) on the cardiovascular system and vascular elastic fibers in a mouse model of ARCL1B. Fbln4(E57K/E57K) mice were hypertensive and developed arterial elongation, tortuosity, and ascending aortic aneurysms...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506276/redo-coronary-bypass-grafting-for-congenital-left-main-coronary-atresia-a-case-report
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Shin Yajima, Koichi Toda, Hiroyuki Nishi, Daisuke Yoshioka, Teruya Nakamura, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: Congenital left main coronary atresia is an extremely rare coronary anomaly. Long-term surgical outcomes and the optimal management strategies for recurrence of ischemia remain uncertain. Herein, we present a case involving successful redo coronary artery bypass grafting for unstable angina 27 years after the initial coronary artery bypass grafting for congenital left main coronary atresia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old woman was referred to our department with unstable angina...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503700/venous-ultrasonography-findings-and-clinical-correlations-in-104-thai-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency-of-the-legs
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Burapa Kanchanabat, Waigoon Stapanavatr
INTRODUCTION: The pattern of venous reflux in Thai patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) was studied in correlation with clinical manifestations. METHODS: Ultrasonography findings and clinical data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: CVI was found in 104 legs of 79 patients (mean age 59.8 ± 12.5 years; C4: 24.1%, C5: 8.9%; C6: 67.1%). Among 104 legs, 6.7% had history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
May 15, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502546/cryopreserved-saphenous-vein-as-a-last-ditch-conduit-for-limb-salvage
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Leigh Ann O'Banion, Bian Wu, Charles M Eichler, Linda M Reilly, Michael S Conte, Jade S Hiramoto
OBJECTIVE: In patients lacking autogenous vein suitable for infrainguinal bypass, cryopreserved saphenous vein (CSV) allograft (CryoLife, Inc, Kennesaw, Ga) may be an acceptable alternative. The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes of CSV conduit for infrainguinal revascularization. METHODS: Between February 2008 and August 2015, 70 patients underwent infrainguinal bypass grafts in 73 limbs using CSV. All patients lacked suitable arm or leg vein. Demographic data and patient outcomes were retrospectively collected using electronic medical records...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501660/alcohol-consumption-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-antithrombin-iii-and-body-mass-index-are-associated-with-great-saphenous-vein-reflux-in-the-thigh
#17
Hyeonseung Kim, Hyangkyoung Kim, Je Hoon Park, Yong Han Kim, Sung Jin Oh, Byoung Jo Suh, Jong Kwon Park
OBJECTIVES: Venous valvular reflux is the main cause of chronic venous dysfunction. However, the etiology of valvular reflux is not completely understood. We conducted this study to investigate new risk factors for venous reflux of the great saphenous vein (GSV) in the thigh. METHODS: We studied 139 consecutive patients (278 legs) who underwent Doppler ultrasonography at our hospital between March 2015 and February 2016 for leg discomfort with visible varicosities, edema, skin changes, or venous ulcer in the legs...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496080/-surgical-experience-of-infective-aneurysm-of-brachial-artery-complicated-with-infective-mitral-valve-endocarditis
#18
Kaoru Kikuyama, Tetsuro Uchida, Azumi Hamasaki, Yoshinori Kuroda, Atsushi Yamashita, Jun Hayashi, Ken Nakamura, Shingo Nakai, Daisuke Watanabe, Kimihiro Kobayashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
We report a rare case of aneurysmal formation of the left brachial artery complicated with infective endocarditis of the mitral valve. A 67-year-old man was referred to our institution for further examination of pulsatile mass at the left upper extremity. Computed tomography showed a left brachial arterial aneurysm with a diameter of 4 cm and gradual expansion of the aneurysm was also recognized. Furthermore, echocardiography revealed severe mitral valve regurgitation with a vegetation. There was no feature of congestive heart failure...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495896/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-saphenous-vein-graft
#19
Björn Redfors, Philippe Généreux, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Thomas McAndrew, Jamie Diamond, Xin Huang, Akiko Maehara, Giora Weisz, Roxana Mehran, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) has historically been associated with a high risk of adverse ischemic events, but there is a paucity of contemporary data on the second-generation drug-eluting stent use within SVG, and the relative importance of high platelet reactivity (HPR) in SVG PCI versus native lesion PCI is unknown. We studied ischemic and bleeding events after SVG PCI and their association with HPR. METHODS AND RESULTS: Subjects in the prospective, multicenter ADAPT-DES study (Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents) were stratified according to whether they had PCI of an SVG or a non-SVG lesion...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495542/endothelial-function-is-preserved-in-veins-harvested-by-either-endoscopic-or-surgical-techniques
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Adam R Wheeler, Daniel E Kendrick, Matt T Allemang, Andre F Gosling, Ann H Kim, Alfred Hausladen, Vikram S Kashyap
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic vein harvest for lower extremity arterial bypass grafting has been questioned due to concern for endothelial damage during procurement. We sought to compare Nitric Oxide (NO)-mediated endothelial dependent relaxation (EDR) in vein segments harvested using open surgical (OH) versus endoscopic (EH) techniques. METHODS: Saphenous vein segments were harvested for lower extremity bypass, and a single, minimally handled section of saphenous vein, free of branches, was taken from the end of the graft...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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