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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333640/integrated-hifu-drive-system-on-a-chip-for-cmut-based-catheter-ablation-system
#1
Omid Farhanieh, Ali Sahafi, Rupak Bardhan Roy, Arif Sanli Ergun, Ayhan Bozkurt
Conventional High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a therapeutic modality which is extracorporeally administered. In applications where a relatively small HIFU lesion is required, an intravascular HIFU probe can be deployed to the ablation site. In this paper, we demonstrate the design and implementation a fully integrated HIFU drive system on a chip to be placed on a 6 Fr catheter probe. An 8-element capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer (CMUT) ring array of 2 mm diameter has been used as the ultrasound source...
March 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331835/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-jugular-vein-in-a-dog
#2
Alessio Pierini, Filippo Cinti, Diana Binanti, Guido Pisani
A four-year-old, male, Labrador retriever was referred for removal of a spindle cell sarcoma involving the right jugular vein. A post-contrast CT scan showed a seven-centimeter subcutaneous mass originated from the right external jugular vein, which was partially obstructed and showing contrast stasis, suggested a primary intravascular tumor of the jugular vein. The mass was resected, and histological evaluation was consistent with grade II intravenous spindle cell sarcoma of the jugular vein. Immunohistochemical positivity for vimentin, desmin, and αSMA antibody and negativity for S-100 protein confirmed venous leiomyosarcoma...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330670/layered-fibrotic-plaques-are-the-predominant-component-in-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-systematic-findings-and-risk-stratification-by-oct
#3
Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Hans Eiskjær, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Evald Høj Christiansen, Jouke Dijkstra, Trine Ørhøj Barkholt, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Michael Maeng, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to characterize cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) phenotypes using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to evaluate the prognostic significance of OCT-determined CAV severity. BACKGROUND: Intravascular OCT enables in vivo characterization of CAV microstructure after heart transplantation. METHODS: Sixty-two patients undergoing heart transplantation were enrolled at routine angiography from September 2013 through October 2015 and prospectively followed until censoring on May 27, 2016...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330651/serial-assessment-of-tissue-precursors-and%C3%A2-progression-of-coronary-calcification-analyzed-by-fusion-of-ivus-and-oct-5-year-follow-up-of-scaffolded-and-nonscaffolded-arteries
#4
Yaping Zeng, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Shaoping Nie, Hans Jonker, Jouke Dijkstra, Maria D Radu, Lorenz Räber, Dougal R McClean, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evald H Christiansen, Therese Fahrni, Jacques Koolen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Nico Bruining, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess calcium growth with fused grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) from baseline to 5-year follow-up in patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. BACKGROUND: IVUS and OCT have individual strengths in assessing plaque composition and volume. Fusion of images obtained using these methods could potentially aid in coronary plaque assessment...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329320/intravascular-multimodality-imaging-feasibility-and-role-in-the-evaluation-of-coronary-plaque-pathology
#5
Michael Michail, Patrick W Serruys, Rodrigue Stettler, Tom Crake, Ryo Torii, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Yaping Zeng, Yoshinobu Onuma, Anthony Mathur, Christos V Bourantas
Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death in the developed world. Over recent years, research has been focused on the development of diagnostic intravascular imaging techniques that enable assessment of plaque composition and morphology, and allow identification of vulnerable, high-risk lesions. Nevertheless recent studies of coronary atherosclerosis have shown that invasive modalities have a limited accuracy in detecting lesions that will progress and cause events, whilst histology-based studies also highlighted the limitations of invasive imaging in assessing plaque characteristics...
February 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329155/pulmonary-arterial-stiffness-indices-assessed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-in-children-with-early-pulmonary-vascular-disease-prediction-of-advanced-disease-and-mortality-during-20-year-follow-up
#6
Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Jody G M Brokelman, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Johannes M Douwes, Lenny M van Osch-Gevers, Elke S Hoendermis, Annemien E van den Bosch, Maarten Witsenburg, Beatrijs Bartelds, Hans L Hillege, Rolf M F Berger
Aims: Prognosis in children with pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) is closely linked to right ventricular (RV) failure due to increased RV-afterload. Pulmonary arterial (PA) stiffening is known to occur early in the course of PVD and constitutes a main component of RV-afterload. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of PA-stiffness in children with PVD by determining its association with advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and mortality at long-term follow-up. Methods and results: Forty-one children with various stages of arterial PVD, defined as mean PA-pressure  ≥20 mmHg and/or pulmonary-to-systemic flow-ratio  ≥1...
March 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327450/impact-of-attenuated-signal-plaque-observed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-on-vessel-response-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#7
Hideki Kitahara, Katsuhisa Waseda, Kenji Sakamoto, Ryotaro Yamada, Ching-Chang Huang, Daisaku Nakatani, Kenji Sakata, Osami Kawarada, Paul G Yock, Yutaka Matsuyama, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masato Nakamura, Toshiya Muramatsu, Shinsuke Nanto, Peter J Fitzgerald, Yasuhiro Honda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of attenuated-signal plaque (ASP) observed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on vessel response after drug-eluting stent implantation. METHODS: Data were derived from the IVUS cohort of the J-DESsERT trial comparing paclitaxel- and sirolimus-eluting stents. Serial IVUS analysis (pre- and post-intervention, and 8-month follow-up) was performed in 136 non-AMI lesions. ASP was defined as hypoechoic plaque with ultrasound attenuation without calcification...
February 20, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326804/a-novel-approach-in-the-management-of-right-sided-endocarditis-percutaneous-vegectomy-using-the-angiovac-cannula
#8
Ashwin K Thiagaraj, Meenal Malviya, Wah W Htun, Tesfaye Telila, Stephen A Lerner, Mahir D Elder, Theodore L Schreiber
The AngioVac is a vacuum-based device introduced in 2012 to percutaneously remove undesirable material from the intravascular system. In scattered reports, the AngioVac has been used for removal of device lead vegetations and right-sided thrombi. In this article, we describe three cases of right-sided endocarditis treated with AngioVac: a mobile mass extending from the vena cava into the right atrium, large native tricuspid vegetations, and bioprosthetic tricuspid vegetations. This device shows benefit in reducing vegetation load, decreasing septic lung embolization, and reducing reinfection in active intravenous drug users...
March 22, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325567/microvascular-surgery-in-the-congenital-cardiac-patient-a-case-series-exploring-feasibility-and-practical-applications
#9
John A LoGiudice, Karri Adamson, Nancy Ghanayem, Ronald K Woods, Michael E Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Pediatric congenital heart disease patients are at risk for vascular injuries during surgical procedures or when the arterial system is accessed for monitoring or diagnostic studies. Our treatment of emergent situations in this patient population using microvascular techniques shows the feasibility of such techniques. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients aged 0-18 years with congenital heart disease identified six patients who underwent microvascular surgery by the senior surgeon from June 2007 to May 2015...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325281/systemic-antisense-therapeutics-for-dystrophin-and-myostatin-exon-splice-modulation-improve-muscle-pathology-of-adult-mdx-mice
#10
Ngoc Lu-Nguyen, Alberto Malerba, Linda Popplewell, Fred Schnell, Gunnar Hanson, George Dickson
Antisense-mediated exon skipping is a promising approach for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare life-threatening genetic disease due to dystrophin deficiency. Such an approach can restore the disrupted reading frame of dystrophin pre-mRNA, generating a truncated form of the protein. Alternatively, antisense therapy can be used to induce destructive exon skipping of myostatin pre-mRNA, knocking down myostatin expression to enhance muscle strength and reduce fibrosis. We have reported previously that intramuscular or intraperitoneal antisense administration inducing dual exon skipping of dystrophin and myostatin pre-mRNAs was beneficial in mdx mice, a mouse model of DMD, although therapeutic effects were muscle type restricted, possibly due to the delivery routes used...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324786/assessment-of-corrected-flow-time-in-carotid-artery-via-point-of-care-ultrasonography-reference-values-and-the-influential-factors
#11
Hooman Hossein-Nejad, Mohsen Banaie, Seyedhossein Seyedhosseini Davarani, Payam Mohammadinejad
OBJECTIVE: Assessment of Corrected Flow Time (FTc) in carotid artery has been suggested recently as a measure of intravascular volume status. This study aimed to determine the reference values of FTc in carotid artery in a normal population. METHODS: A total number of 142 healthy volunteers (73 females and 69 males) with a mean age of 36.65±10.52years were included. RESULTS: The mean FTc in carotid artery was 325.18±22.15ms(0.5). The mean value of FTc differed significantly between females and males both before and after passive leg raise (PLR) (330...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323916/acute-hypercortisolemia-exerts-depot-specific-effects-on-abdominal-and-femoral-adipose-tissue-function
#12
Konstantinos N Manolopoulos, Michael W O'Reilly, Iwona J Bujalska, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Wiebke Arlt
Context: Glucocorticoids have pleiotropic metabolic functions and acute glucocorticoid excess affects fatty acid metabolism, increasing systemic lipolysis. Whether glucocorticoids exert adipose tissue depot-specific effects remains unclear. Objective: In vivo assessment of femoral and abdominal adipose tissue responses to acute glucocorticoid administration. Design and outcome measures: Nine healthy male volunteers studied on two occasions, following a hydrocortisone infusion (0...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322592/intravascular-pulmonary-venous-ultrasound-imaging-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Gabriel Cismaru, Serban Schiau, Lucian Muresan, Radu Rosu, Mihai Puiu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The development of electroanatomical mapping is an increase demand for advanced intracardiac imaging techniques of the left atrium and pulmonary veins. IVUS can demonstrate quantitative changes like lumen and wall thickness as well as qualitative changes of the pulmonary or coronary arteries wall. IVUS could also provide relevant real time imaging of the atrial and pulmonary venous wall during catheter ablation. Areas covered: The Medline and Embase databases were searched for preclinical and clinical studies of IVUS in patients with ablation of atrial fibrillation or left atrial arrhythmias...
March 21, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321242/aggressive-plaque-modification-with-rotational-atherectomy-and-cutting-balloon-for-optimal-stent-expansion-in-calcified-lesions
#14
Zhe Tang, Jing Bai, Shao-Ping Su, Pui-Wai Lee, Liang Peng, Tao Zhang, Ting Sun, Jing-Guo Nong, Tian-De Li, Yu Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors affecting optimal stent expansion in calcified lesions treated by aggressive plaque modification with rotational atherectomy (RA) and a cutting balloon (CB). METHODS: From January 2014 to May 2015, 92 patients with moderate to severe coronary calcified lesions underwent rotational atherectomy and intravascular ultrasound imaging at Chinese PLA General Hospital (Beijing, China) were included in this study. They were divided into a rotational artherectomy combined with cutting balloon (RACB) group (46 patients treated with RA followed by CB angioplasty) and an RA group (46 patients treated with RA followed by plain balloon angioplasty)...
December 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318633/capillary-leak-syndrome-etiologies-pathophysiology-and-management
#15
REVIEW
Eric Siddall, Minesh Khatri, Jai Radhakrishnan
In various human diseases, an increase in capillary permeability to proteins leads to the loss of protein-rich fluid from the intravascular to the interstitial space. Although sepsis is the disease most commonly associated with this phenomenon, many other diseases can lead to a "sepsis-like" syndrome with manifestations of diffuse pitting edema, exudative serous cavity effusions, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, hypotension, and, in some cases, hypovolemic shock with multiple-organ failure. The term capillary leak syndrome has been used to describe this constellation of disease manifestations associated with an increased capillary permeability to proteins...
March 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317789/intravascular-ultrasound-and-optical-coherence-tomography-images-for-direct-right-coronary-artery-injury-after-tricuspid-valve-annuloplasty
#16
Junsuke Shibuya, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Noritake Hata, Shunsuke Uetake, Masahiro Fujii, Ryuzo Bessho, Wataru Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317291/intravascular-t-cell-lymphoma-a-rare-poorly-characterized-entity-with-cytotoxic-phenotype
#17
Tara L Sharma, Gabrielle A Yeaney, Payam Soltanzadeh, Yuebing Li, Claudiu V Cotta
Intravascular T-cell lymphomas are rare, poorly characterized lesions. We discuss the clinical, radiologic and especially the laboratory characteristics of a lesion which presented in a 62-year-old woman with a history of progressive CNS abnormalities. Throughout the course of the disease, radiologic findings consisted mainly of multifocal mixed areas of ischemia and vasogenic edema involving cortical and subcortical regions. A brain biopsy identified an abnormal T-cell population confined to lumens of vessels...
March 20, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317023/reduction-of-thrombosis-and-bacterial-infection-via-controlled-nitric-oxide-no-release-from-s-nitroso-n-acetylpenicillamine-snap-impregnated-carbosil-intravascular-catheters
#18
Yaqi Wo, Elizabeth J Brisbois, Jianfeng Wu, Zi Li, Terry C Major, Azmath Mohammed, Xianglong Wang, Alessandro Colletta, Joseph L Bull, Adam J Matzger, Chuanwu Xi, Robert H Bartlett, Mark E Meyerhoff
Nitric oxide (NO) has many important physiological functions, including its ability to inhibit platelet activation and serve as potent antimicrobial agent. The multiple roles of NO in vivo have led to great interest in the development of biomaterials that can deliver NO for specific biomedical applications. Herein, we report a simple solvent impregnation technique to incorporate a nontoxic NO donor, S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP), into a more biocompatible biomedical grade polymer, CarboSil 20 80A. The resulting polymer-crystal composite material yields a very stable, long-term NO release biomaterial...
March 13, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315998/chordoid-glioma-of-the-third-ventricle-report-of-a-rapidly-progressive-case
#19
Amalie A Erwood, Jose E Velazquez-Vega, Stewart Neill, David A Solomon, Nicholas Butowski, Adam Nowlan, Erin Dunbar, Daniel J Brat
Chordoid gliomas are slowly growing third ventricular tumors that can be challenging to manage clinically. Rapid progression causing death has not been previously reported for this tumor type. We present and discuss a case of chordoid glioma that arose in a 46-year-old female who presented with progressive fatigue, headache, and altered mental status, attributable to severe hydrocephalus caused by a third ventricular mass. She underwent urgent subtotal resection and ventriculo-peritoneal shunt placements. Post-operative MRI noted residual tumor in the anterior resection cavity...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314763/endothelial-dysfunction-inhibits-the-ability-of-haptoglobin-to-prevent-hemoglobin-induced-hypertension
#20
Jan A Graw, Binglan Yu, Emanuele Rezoagli, H Shaw Warren, Emmanuel S Buys, Donald B Bloch, Warren M Zapol
BACKGROUND: Intravascular hemolysis produces injury in a variety of human diseases including hemoglobinopathies, malaria, and sepsis. The adverse effects of increased plasma hemoglobin are partly mediated by depletion of nitric oxide (NO) and result in vasoconstriction. Circulating plasma proteins haptoglobin and hemopexin scavenge extracellular hemoglobin and cell-free heme, respectively. METHODS: The ability of human haptoglobin or hemopexin to inhibit the adverse effects of NO-scavenging by circulating murine hemoglobin was tested in C57Bl/6 mice...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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