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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785307/a-review-of-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-hemodialysis-fistula
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REVIEW
Ioannis Bountouris, Georgia Kritikou, Nikolaos Degermetzoglou, Konstantinos Ioannis Avgerinos
The number of patients in dialysis increases every year. In this review, we will evaluate the role of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) according to patency of arteriovenous fistula and grafts. The main indication of PΤΑ is stenosis > 50% or obstruction of the vascular lumen of an arteriovenous fistula and graft. It is usually performed under local anesthesia. The infection rate is as low as the number of complications. Fistula can be used in dialysis in the same day without the need for a central venous catheter...
2018: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778608/technical-success-and-long-term-results-with-excluder-c3-endoprosthesis-in-narrow-aortic-biforcations-first-italian-multicentre-experience
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Gian Franco Veraldi, Luca Mezzetto, Filippo Vaccher, Lorenzo Scorsone, Stefano Bonvini, Igor Raunig, Valentina Wassermann, Sebastiano Tasselli
PURPOSE: This study aims at evaluating technical success and long-term results using Gore Excluder/C3 endoprosthesis in patients with narrow aortic bifurcation (NAB, inner-inner aortic diameter <18mm). METHODS: Clinical and anatomical data were collected retrospectively from patients treated in two high-volume Italian vascular centres between 2005 and 2017. A total of 1325 EVAR procedures were performed: 195 involved Excluder/C3 Gore endoprosthesis. 141 patients had a regular aortic bifurcation (RAB, maximum inner-inner diameter ≥ 18mm), while 54 presented NAB (< 18mm)...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775656/peripheral-vascular-stent-infection-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Greg H Whitcher, Daniel J Bertges, Mrinal Shukla
We describe a case of an infected popliteal artery stent with septic emboli presenting 6 years after peripheral vascular intervention for intermittent claudication. Management included resection of the stent and popliteal artery and revascularization by femoral-popliteal bypass with autogenous vein. This case demonstrates that peripheral stent infections can develop years after intervention. We performed an English language PUBMED literature review of arterial peripheral vascular stent infections on using the search term, "Non-coronary stent or stent graft infection from 1966 to present...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772318/endovascular-management-of-a-large-persistent-sciatic-artery-aneurysm
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Tazo Inui, Andrew Picel, Andrew Barleben, John S Lane
The persistent sciatic artery (PSA) is a remnant of the fetal circulatory system that is preserved in less than 0.1% of the population. Up to 60% of patients with this vascular anomaly will go on to development of a PSA aneurysm (PSAA), which can produce a variety of symptoms including neuropathy, claudication, and acute limb-threatening ischemia. Historical management is by open operation and interposition grafting, which can be highly morbid. We describe successful management of a large, symptomatic PSAA by endovascular stent-grafting with intermediate term follow-up...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766010/single-stage-endovascular-treatment-of-a-penetrating-aortic-ulcer-with-a-concomitant-isolated-iliac-aneurysm
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Haidi Hu, Jianming Guo, Hualong Bai, Alan Dardik
Penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU) is an acute aortic syndrome that can proceed to life-threatening aortic dissection or even aortic rupture. Isolated iliac aneurysms are relatively rare and often asymptomatic due to their deep pelvic location but are frequently associated with high mortality with rupture. We report a case of a 68-year-old man with a symptomatic penetrating ulcer in the descending aorta and an asymptomatic right iliac aneurysm involving the common and internal iliac arteries. The patient was successfully treated by endovascular repair in a single-stage manner using stent grafts in the descending aorta and right common iliac artery after coil embolization of the right internal iliac artery...
December 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752606/a-methodology-for-in-silico-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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André Hemmler, Brigitta Lutz, Christian Reeps, Günay Kalender, Michael W Gee
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can involve some unfavorable complications such as endoleaks or stent-graft (SG) migration. Such complications, resulting from the complex mechanical interaction of vascular tissue, SG and blood flow or incompatibility of SG design and vessel geometry, are difficult to predict. Computational vascular mechanics models can be a predictive tool for the selection, sizing and placement process of SGs depending on the patient-specific vessel geometry and hence reduce the risk of potential complications after EVAR...
May 11, 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747632/mycotic-aneurysm-caused-by-edwardsiella-tarda-successfully-treated-with-stenting-and-suppressive-antibiotic-therapy-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Kei Furui Ebisawa, Sho Nishimura, Shungo Yamamoto, Goh Ohji, Kentaro Iwata
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aneurysm is an uncommon disease which could be fatal without appropriate treatment. Although standard therapy for mycotic aneurysms consists of resection of the infected aorta and in situ graft replacement, some treat with endovascular stent-grafting because patients may not tolerate graft replacement due to underlying diseases. There are 6 more reported cases of mycotic aneurysm caused by Edwardsiella tarda. With the exception of our case, all underwent resection and debridement of the infected aorta or vascular prosthesis...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747248/-experience-of-successful-rescue-from-5-cases-of-internal-carotid-artery-injury-during-transnasal-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery
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F Yin, J W Sun, Y F Wang, T Guo, W Zhao
Objective: To investigate the cause and urgent management of internal carotid artery injury during transnasal endoscopic skull base surgery. Methods: Five cases of internal carotid artery injury encountered during transnasal endoscopic skull base surgery in Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of University of Science of Technology of China, Anhui Provincial Hospital from December 2010 to July 2017 were analysed retrospectively. There were 2 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma, 1 case of salivary gland-type adenocarcinoma, 1 case of petrous apex cholesterol granulomas and 1 case of squamous carcinoma...
April 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737239/physician-modified-thoracic-stent-graft-with-low-distal-radial-force-to-prevent-distal-stent-graft-induced-new-entry-tears-in-patients-with-genetic-aortic-syndromes-and-aortic-dissection
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Tilo Kölbel, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Kevin Mani, Fiona Rohlffs, Sabine Wipper, E Sebastian Debus, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Anders Wanhainen
PURPOSE: To describe a novel modification technique to lower the distal radial force of a thoracic stent-graft so as to avert stent-graft-induced new entry tears (SINE) in the fragile aorta of patients with genetic aortic disease and aortic dissection. TECHNIQUE: A commercially available thoracic stent-graft is partially deployed on a back table. The most distal Z-stent is removed, the distal fabric is marked by vascular clips, and the modified stent-graft is reloaded and deployed in the true lumen of an aortic dissection...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736802/management-of-aortic-injury-during-minimally-invasive-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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REVIEW
Michael M Safaee, Devin Zarkowsky, Charles M Eichler, Murat Pekmezci, Aaron J Clark
PURPOSE: Minimally invasive lateral approaches to the lumbar spine allow for interbody fusion with good visualization of the disk space, minimal blood loss, and decreased length of stay. Major neurologic, vascular, and visceral complications are rare with this approach; however, the steps in management for severe vascular injuries are not well defined. We present a case report of aortic injury during lateral interbody fusion and discuss the use of endovascular repair. METHODS: This study is a case report of an intraoperative aortic injury...
May 7, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721495/current-strategies-for-the-manufacture-of-small-size-tissue-engineering-vascular-grafts
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REVIEW
Michele Carrabba, Paolo Madeddu
Occlusive arterial disease, including coronary heart disease (CHD) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is the main cause of death, with an annual mortality incidence predicted to rise to 23.3 million worldwide by 2030. Current revascularization techniques consist of angioplasty, placement of a stent, or surgical bypass grafting. Autologous vessels, such as the saphenous vein and internal thoracic artery, represent the gold standard grafts for small-diameter vessels. However, they require invasive harvesting and are often unavailable...
2018: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706343/an-economic-analysis-of-stent-grafts-for-treatment-of-vascular-access-stenosis-point-of-care-and-medicare-perspectives-in-the-united-states
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Bart Dolmatch, Andrew Hogan, Nicole Ferko
PURPOSE: To conduct an economic analysis on the impact of increased stent graft (SG) use for treatment of arteriovenous graft (AVG) anastomotic stenosis or arteriovenous fistula (AVF)/AVG in-stent restenosis (ISR) from United States point-of-care (POC) and Medicare perspectives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analyses compared initial device and reintervention costs over 2 years between current and projected treatment mixes, including percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), bare metal stents (BMSs), and SGs...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701421/rapid-pacing-for-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-a-case-report
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Hugo Silva, Andreia Fernandes, João Rodrigues, Daniel Brandão, Manuela Vieira, Catarina Celestino
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular aortic interventions are suitable alternatives to open surgery, being less invasive and having lower mortality and complications. Accurate positioning of the stent graft is a critical point because of systolic thrush. Techniques used to prevent it include pharmacological (antihypertensive drugs, nitroglycerin, adenosine) and mechanical methods (temporary caval occlusion by balloon). Rapid Right Ventricular Pacing (RRVP) is an emerging alternative with good patient tolerance and low level of complications...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701407/creative-vascular-access-construction-in-same-patient
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Pedro Pinto Sousa, Paulo Almeida, Pedro Sá Pinto, Rui Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Creating and maintaining a functional vascular access(VA) is a critical factor in the survival of a dialysis patient. However, it will not function forever, implying a creative attitude from the vascular surgeon either to maintain its functionality or built a new one wherever possible, being it autologous or synthetic. METHODS: Describe the VA history of a 59years-old male with morbid obesity and end-stage chronic kidney disease. RESULTS: His VA construction started in2012 with failed attempts in both forearms until a functional brachiocephalic artery-venous fistula(AVF) in the right upper limb was achieved, but was deemed to ligation as severe venous hypertension secondary to central venous disease related to CVC use...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701402/endovascular-treatment-of-a-complicated-type-b-acute-aortic-dissection-with-3-d-ultrasound-control
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Roger Rodrigues, Javier Villaverde, Jorge Noya, Gabriel Anacleto, Óscar Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Acute type B aortic dissection (ATBAD), identified within 2 weeks of symptom onset, accounts for 25%-40% of all aortic dissections. Approximately 25% of patients presenting with ATBAD are complicated at admission by malperfusion syndrome or hemodynamic instability, resulting in a high risk of early death when untreated. METHODS: We present a case of a patient with a complicated type B dissection treated by an endovascular technique with control of the sealing zone with transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) and 3-D images...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688287/implications-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-disease-progression-and-the-resulting-changes-to-the-physiology-and-pathology-of-the-native-coronary-arteries
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Jacqueline H Fortier, Giovanni Ferrari, David Glineur, Mario Gaudino, Richard E Shaw, Marc Ruel, Juan B Grau
Myocardial revascularization can be achieved through 2 different methods: coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Clinical trials comparing PCI and CABG generally use the composite end points of death, stroke, myocardial infarction and target vessel revascularization to determine superiority. Other effects of these interventions, including the preservation of normal coronary physiology, the response of the coronary tree to stressors and the response of the vessel wall to the revascularization intervention, are not routinely considered, but these may have significant implications for patients in the medium and long term...
April 23, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684372/thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-through-cardiac-apex-in-the-setting-of-thoracic-aortic-rupture
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Andrea Agostinelli, Davide Carino, Bruno Borrello, Giorgio Romano, Luigi Vignali, Anselmo Alessandro Palumbo, Carla Marcato, Tiziano Gherli, Francesco Nicolini
Treatment of thoracic aortic rupture poses a substantial challenge for the aortic surgeon. The advent of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) revolutionized the treatment of this heterogeneous group of diseases. However, some patients suitable for TEVAR present severe peripheral vascular diseases which can prevent standard retrograde delivery of the stent-graft through the femoral artery. In this article, we present a case series of five patients with thoracic aortic rupture successfully treated with cardiac trans-apical TEVAR...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680298/experimental-evaluation-of-homemade-distal-stent-graft-fenestration-for-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-of-type-a-dissection-by-a-transapical-approach
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Thomas Gandet, Anis Seghrouchni, Baris Ata Ozdemir, Guillaume Captier, Roland Demaria, Pierre Alric, Bernard Albat, Ludovic Canaud
OBJECTIVE: The use of off-the-shelf stent grafts for thoracic endovascular aortic repair of type A dissections is limited by variability in both the length of the ascending aorta and the location of the proximal intimal tear. This experimental study aimed to assess the feasibility of using a physician-modified thoracic aortic stent graft to treat acute type A dissection by a transapical cardiac approach. METHODS: The experiments were performed on six cadaveric human heart, ascending aorta, aortic arch, and descending aorta specimens...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629893/management-of-non-vascular-complications-following-renal-transplantation-using-percutaneous-approach
#19
Ismail Okan Yildirim, Bayram Berktas, Semih Saglik, Turgut Piskin, Murat Dogan, Idris Sahin, Hülya Taskapan, Kaya Sarac
OBJECTIVE: Non-vascular complications following renal transplantation can cause graft failure. In this study, we present our two-year experience with percutaneous treatment for non-vascular complications following renal transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 30 patients who underwent percutaneous radiological treatment between March 2014 and July 2016 were included in the study. RESULTS: Following renal transplantation, a total of 36 percutaneous radiological procedures which includes hydronephrosis secondary to ureteral stricture (n...
2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622355/a-prospective-randomized-study-of-stent-graft-placement-after-balloon-angioplasty-versus-balloon-angioplasty-alone-for-the-treatment-of-hemodialysis-patients-with-prosthetic-graft-outflow-stenosis
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Hsuan-Tzu Yang, Sheng-Yueh Yu, Ta-Wei Su, Tsung-Chi Kao, Hung-Chang Hsieh, Po-Jen Ko
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis graft outflow stenosis is a significant complication occurring in hemodialysis patients with prosthetic grafts for vascular access. Balloon angioplasty remains the first-line endovascular treatment of this complication, although covered stent graft implantation after balloon angioplasty also appears to be an effective and promising treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and durability of stent graft placement after balloon angioplasty in comparison to balloon angioplasty alone for the treatment of graft outflow stenosis in hemodialysis patients...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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