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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432581/comparison-of-immediate-versus-deferred-intravitreal-bevacizumab-in-macular-oedema-due-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-a-pilot-study
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M A Khan, Varakutti Mallika, Dattakiran Joshi
PURPOSE: To compare visual and anatomical recovery of immediate versus deferred intravitreal Bevacizumab for the treatment of macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). METHODS: In a pilot study, 40 treatment naïve patients of branch retinal vein occlusion with macular oedema and vision 6/12 or less presenting within one month of onset were randomised into 2 groups (20 each) to receive either immediate intravitreal Bevacizumab or deferred (after 3 months of observation)...
April 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427181/metformin-inhibits-alk1-mediated-angiogenesis-via-activation-of-ampk
#2
Ying Ying, Takashi Ueta, Shanshan Jiang, Hui Lin, Yuanyuan Wang, Demetrios Vavvas, Rong Wen, Ye-Guang Chen, Zhijun Luo
Anti-VEGF therapy has been proven to be effective in the treatment of pathological angiogenesis. However, therapy resistance often occurs, leading to development of alternative approaches. The present study examines if AMPK negatively regulates ALK1-mediated signaling events and associated angiogenesis. Thus, we treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells with metformin as well as other pharmacological AMPK activators and showed that activation of AMPK inhibited Smad1/5 phosphorylation and tube formation induced by BMP9...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422819/gnaq-tt-695-694-gc-polymorphism-is-associated-with-increased-gq-expression-vascular-reactivity-and-myocardial-injury-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#3
Ulrich H Frey, Stefanie Klenke, Anna Mitchell, Tim Knüfermann, Heinz Jakob, Matthias Thielmann, Winfried Siffert, Jürgen Peters
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II receptor type 1-mediated activation of the α-subunit of the heterotrimeric Gq protein evokes increased vasoconstriction and may promote hypertrophy-induced myocardial damage. The authors recently identified a TT(-695/-694)GC polymorphism in the human Gq promoter, the GC allele being associated with an increased prevalence of cardiac hypertrophy. In this article, the authors tested whether the TT(-695/-694)GC polymorphism is associated with differences in (1) myocardial Gq protein expression, (2) vascular reactivity, and (3) myocardial damage after coronary artery bypass grafting...
April 19, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416985/successful-pacemaker-lead-extraction-involving-an-ossified-thrombus-a-case-report
#4
Hideo Okamura, John S Van Arnam, Marie Christine Aubry, Paul A Friedman, Yong-Mei Cha
A 41-year-old woman who had been fitted with a pacemaker 18 years prior presented for lead extraction because of device infection. First, we tried laser sheath. However, it cannot cross the binding in the innominate vein. Then we switched to the rotating mechanical sheath. Although it crunched through binding tissue, the progress halted. We removed the sheath and found pieces of calcified tissue in the sheath lumen. After removing the calcified tissue, both leads were extracted using the laser sheath, without complications...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413406/a-change-in-ocular-circulation-after-photocoagulation-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-a-neonate
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Tadashi Matsumoto, Takashi Itokawa, Tomoaki Shiba, Kotaro Hine, Yuichi Hori
BACKGROUND: The dilation of veins and tortuosity of arteries that occur in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) are improved by therapy, and thus posttherapy changes in ocular circulation are also conceivable. We report a case of ROP in which we were able to measure the ocular circulation before and after photocoagulation therapy, using a laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) system that is modified for neonates. CASE REPORT: A female infant was born at 25 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 808 g...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411700/association-between-antithrombotic-therapy-and-risk-of-postoperative-complications-among-patients-undergoing-endovenous-laser-ablation
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Kodai Takahashi, Hideto Ito, Toshio Katsube, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Kazuhito Mita, Hideki Asakawa, Takashi Hayashi, Keiichi Fujino
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical results and postoperative complications, especially recanalization or bleeding complications, in patients with saphenous varicose veins undergoing endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) while receiving antithrombotic therapy (ATT). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 1136 Japanese patients undergoing EVLA with a 980-nm diode laser between January 2012 and November 2015 at our institution. The patients were divided into two groups: ATT users (ATT group) and nonusers (control group)...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411699/outcomes-of-a-single-center-experience-with-classification-and-treatment-of-endothermal-heat-induced-thrombosis-after-endovenous-ablation
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Lindsey M Korepta, Jennifer J Watson, M Ashraf Mansour, Christopher M Chambers, Robert F Cuff, Jason D Slaikeu, Peter Y Wong
OBJECTIVE: Endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) is a known complication of endothermal venous ablation procedures. EHIT can lead to deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, which cause significant disability and, rarely, death. Other studies have evaluated risk factors for EHIT. There is an accepted grading system for EHIT, but there is no consensus on treatment type, duration, or follow-up. We retrospectively evaluated all cases of EHIT after radiofrequency ablation or endovenous laser ablation at our institution during a 7-year period, focusing on classification, treatment, and outcomes of EHIT...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411696/first-10-month-results-of-the-vascular-quality-initiative-varicose-vein-registry
#8
Andrea T Obi, Danielle C Sutzko, Jose I Almeida, Lowell Kabnick, Jack L Cronenwett, Nicholas H Osborne, Brajesh K Lal, Thomas W Wakefield
OBJECTIVE: The Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry (VQI VVR) represents a new Patient Safety Organization database launched in January 2015 as a collaborative effort between the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery. This study was undertaken to identify real-world trends among treatment choices and outcomes of varicose vein patients. METHODS: Registry data prospectively captured anatomic, procedural, and outcome data for patients with C2 or more severe disease undergoing intervention for venous varicosities from January to November 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408089/mid-term-outcomes-of-endovenous-laser-ablation-in-patients-with-active-and-healed-venous-ulcers-a-follow-up-study
#9
H Sinabulya, R Östmyren, L Blomgren
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the mid-term ulcer recurrence rate in patients with healed or active venous ulcers treated with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for incompetent superficial axial veins and to search for possible risk factors for non-healing and recurrence. METHODS: Consecutive patients treated with EVLA because of a healed or active venous ulcer between 2006 and 2013 were identified in the medical records and quality registry and invited to follow-up, including clinical history, study examination, Duplex ultrasound scanning, ankle brachial pressure, photoplethysmography, venous clinical severity score (VCSS), and health related quality of life (HRQoL) measured with EQ5D...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400112/endothelial-specific-deletion-of-autophagy-related-7-atg7-attenuates-arterial-thrombosis-in-mice
#10
Jonathan W Yau, Krishna K Singh, Yan Hou, Xi Lei, Azza Ramadan, Adrian Quan, Hwee Teoh, Wolfgang M Kuebler, Mohammed Al-Omran, Bobby Yanagawa, Heyu Ni, Subodh Verma
BACKGROUND: Thrombosis persists as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Given that endothelial cells (ECs) play a central role in regulating thrombosis, understanding the molecular endothelial cues that regulate susceptibility or resistance to thrombosis have important translational implications. Accordingly, we evaluated the role of endothelial autophagy in the development of thrombosis. METHODS: We generated mice in which the essential autophagy-related 7 (ATG7) gene was conditionally deleted from ECs (EC-ATG7(-/-) mice)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393759/laser-technique-for-the-fabrication-of-blood-vessels-like-models-for-preclinical-studies-of-pathologies-under-flow-conditions
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María Aymerich, Ezequiel Álvarez, Carmen Bao, Isabel Moscoso, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Maria Flores Arias
In this work a method for fabricating functionalized preclinical devices is presented. The manufacturing process combines a laser indirect writing technique to fabricate a soda-lime glass master and soft-lithography methods to obtain the final structure in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The roughness of the device is modified in a controlled manner by applying a post-thermal treatment to the master and devices with different roughness values are created. The PDMS devices are fully covered with human umbilical vein cells (HUVEC) in a two-step process...
April 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389694/utility-of-the-ginza-forceps-for-superficial-phlebectomy-during-endovenous-laser-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein
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Takeshi Baba, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Koji Maeda, Kenjirou Kaneko, Masayuki Hara, Kota Shukuzawa, Soichiro Fukushima
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficiency of using the Ginza forceps (DVx, Tokyo, Japan), which have a long shaft and strong grip, for superficial phlebectomy with the stab avulsion technique, during simultaneous endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHODS: The subjects were patients treated with EVLA performed by a single operator at one institution. All patients had a GSV diameter of 4-10 mm and an EVLA length of the GSV of >20 cm...
April 7, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383807/self-assembled-carbon-dot-nanosphere-a-robust-near-infrared-light-responsive-and-vein-injectable-photosensitizer
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Qingyan Jia, Jiechao Ge, Weimin Liu, Liang Guo, Xiuli Zheng, Shiqing Chen, Mingxing Chen, Sha Liu, Liping Zhang, Mengqi Wang, Hongyan Zhang, Pengfei Wang
Self-assembly "activated" carbon dot photosensitizer: a robust, NIR-light responsive, and vein injectable carbon dot nanosphere (CDNS) photosensitizer with (1) O2 quantum yield of 0.45 under 671 nm laser irradiation has been developed through self-assembly using individual CD as building units. This study develops the biomedical applications of CD, highlights the self-assembly for designing well-defined CD-based photosensitizers, and promotes future explorations of this CDNS photosensitizer in nanomedical and clinical applications...
April 6, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382276/prosthetic-grafting-and-arteriovenous-fistula-for-the-surgical-management-of-a-common-femoral-vein-injury-using-a-staged-approach
#14
Kuk Hui Son, So Young Lee, Jin Mo Kang, Chang Hu Choi, Kook Yang Park, Chul Hyun Park
A 27-year-old female patient was referred due to an edematous left lower extremity. Both saphenous veins had been ablated with an endovenous laser procedure used to treat varicose veins. Venography revealed that the left common femoral vein had been divided and that thrombosis was present at the site of division. No veins were available around the thighs. The patient was treated using a staged procedure. During the first stage, a ringed polytetrafluoroethylene graft was used to repair the common femoral vein, and an arteriovenous fistula was constructed from the femoral artery to the graft using a short segment of cephalic vein to increase graft patency...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376578/a-synopsis-of-current-international-guidelines-and-new-modalities-for-the-treatment-of-varicose-veins
#15
Nicholas Kemp
BACKGROUND: The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence released new guidelines in 2013 recommending that endovenous thermal ablation (laser or radiofrequency) and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy should be offered before conventional surgery for treat-ment of varicose veins and saphenous vein reflux. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to provide a synopsis of current international guidelines and recent advances for the treatment of varicose veins...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376554/-retinal-vein-occlusion-which-treatment-when
#16
A Bajor, A Pielen, L Danzmann
According to the latest findings, macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusion is best treated safely and effectively with near-term intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy (aflibercept, bevacizumab [off label], ranibizumab). After an initial upload of 3 monthly injections of anti-VEGF, the decision on re-injection should be based on OCT (rather than on visual acuity). After initial monthly injections, the "pro-re-nata" (PRN) and the "treat-and-extend" regimens have been predominantly used in the further course of therapy...
April 4, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365905/aflibercept-a-review-in-macular-oedema-secondary-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion
#17
Sheridan M Hoy
Aflibercept (Eylea(®)) is a fully human, recombinant fusion protein available in various countries worldwide, including those of the EU, as well as the USA, for intravitreal use in the treatment of macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in adults. Aflibercept acts as a soluble decoy receptor, binding with high affinity to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A and placental growth factor (PIGF), preventing these angiogenic factors from binding to and activating their cognate receptors...
April 1, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363247/gene-delivery-of-calreticulin-anti-angiogenic-domain-attenuates-the-development-of-choroidal-neovascularization-in-rats
#18
Youn-Shen Bee, Leilei Tu, Shwu-Jiuan Sheu, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Jia-Hua Tang, Jiang-Hui Wang, Selwyn M Prea, Gregory J Dusting, Deng-Chyang Wu, Jingxiang Zhong, Bang V Bui, Ming-Hong Tai, Guei-Sheung Liu
Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is a common pathological feature in neovascular age-related macular degeneration which is the leading cause of vision loss amongst elderly populations in developed countries. In this study, we evaluated the effect of a novel endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis, calreticulin anti-angiogenic domain (CAD), subconjunctivally delivered by an adenoviral vector (Ad-CAD) in a rat model of laser-induced CNV. CAD was expressed in Ad-CAD infected cells and inhibited the angiogenic activity in human umbilical vein endothelial cells in vitro...
March 31, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351046/retinal-vein-occlusions
#19
Jost B Jonas, Jordi Monés, Agnès Glacet-Bernard, Gabriel Coscas
Retinal vein occlusions (RVOs) have been defined as retinal vascular disorders characterized by dilatation of retinal veins with retinal and subretinal hemorrhages, macular edema, and a varying degree of retinal ischemia. Retinal angiography, either as fluorescein and indocyanine green (ICG) angiography or in the form of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based angiography, is essential for the diagnosis and assessment of the prognosis of RVOs. It allows the differentiation of diverse types of RVOs, such as perfused or nonperfused, as well as the detection of different modalities in the natural history of RVOs...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351037/impact-of-laser-power-and-firing-angle-on-coagulation-efficiency-in-laser-treatment-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-an-ex-vivo-placenta-study
#20
Joost Akkermans, Loes van der Donk, Suzanne H P Peeters, Sjoerd van Tuijl, Johanna M Middeldorp, Enrico Lopriore, Dick Oepkes
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of laser power and firing angle on coagulation efficiency for closing placental anastomoses in the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. METHODS: We used an ex vivo blood-perfused human placenta model to compare time to complete coagulation using 30 vs. 50 W of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser power and using a firing angle of 90° vs. 45°. Placentas were perfused with pig blood at 5 mL/min. Differences were analyzed using independent-samples t test, Mann-Whitney U test, or χ2 test as appropriate...
March 29, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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