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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526645/carotid-falciform-optic-neuropathy-microsurgical-treatment
#1
M Neil Woodall, Cargill H Alleyne
BACKGROUND: Several recent reports have implicated vascular ectasia and vessel contact with dysfunction of the visual apparatus. A subset of patients with pre-chiasmatic visual deterioration have an ectatic internal carotid artery (ICA) that displaces and flattens the optic nerve (ON) rostrally as the ON exits the skull base. We will offer a proposed pathophysiological mechanism and describe a straightforward surgical technique for dealing with this interesting problem. METHODS: Via an ipsilateral pterional craniotomy, the bony roof of the optic canal is removed...
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525494/optimal-entry-point-and-trajectory-for-anterior-c1-lateral-mass-screw
#2
Yong Hu, Wei-Xin Dong, William Ryan Spiker, Zhen-Shan Yuan, Xiao-Yang Sun, Jiao Zhang, Hui Xie, Todd J Albert
STUDY DESIGN: A radiographic analysis of the anatomy of the C1 lateral mass using computed tomography (CT) scans and Mimics software. OBJECTIVE: To define the anatomy of the C1 lateral mass and make recommendations for optimal entry point and trajectory for anterior C1 lateral mass screws. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although various posterior insertion angles and entry points for screw insertion have been proposed for posterior C1 lateral mass screws, no large series have been performed to assess the ideal entry point and optimal trajectory for anterior C1 lateral mass screw placement...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525388/association-between-body-mass-index-and-presence-of-carotid-plaque-among-low-income-adults-aged-45-years-and-older-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-rural-china
#3
Yongzhong Lou, Bin Li, Lan Su, Zhenhong Mu, Minghao Sun, Hongfei Gu, Jingxian Ni, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jinghua Wang, Xianjia Ning
Carotid plaque is a good surrogate endpoint for assessing arterial atherosclerosis, and atherosclerosis is a reliable predictor of cardiovascular diseases. However, the effect of body mass index on carotid plaque is unknown. Therefore, we aimed to explore the association between body mass index and carotid plaque in a low-income Chinese population. Residents aged ≥45 years and free of stroke and cardiovascular diseases were enrolled and divided into four groups based on body mass index. B-mode ultrasonography was performed to measure carotid plaque...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525354/the-relationship-between-insulin-resistance-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-obese-adolescents
#4
Preneet Cheema Brar, Payal Patel, Stuart Katz
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction share a reciprocal relationship that links the metabolic and cardiovascular sequelae of obesity. We characterized the brachial artery reactivity testing (BART) and carotid artery-intima media thickness (CIMT) in adolescents categorized as obese insulin resistant (OIR) and obese not insulin resistant (ONIR). Lipoprotein particle (p) analysis and inflammatory cytokines in OIR and ONIR groups were also analyzed. METHODS: Obese adolescents (n=40; mean body mass index [BMI] 35...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522758/regulation-of-erythropoiesis-after-normoxic-return-from-chronic-sustained-and-intermittent-hypoxia
#5
Jihyun Song, Krishna Sundar, Radhika Gangaraju, Josef T Prchal
Hypoxia increases erythropoiesis mediated by hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIF) which regulate erythropoietin (EPO) transcription. Neocytolysis is a physiological mechanism that corrects polycythemia from chronic sustained hypoxemia (CSH) by transient, preferential destruction of young RBCs after normoxia is restored. We showed that neocytolysis is caused by excessive mitochondrial-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) in reticulocytes mediated by down-regulation of HIF-controlled BNIP3L regulated mitophagy and a decrease in RBC antioxidant catalase (CAT) in hypoxia-produced erythrocytes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500271/causal-associations-of-adiposity-and-body-fat-distribution-with-coronary-heart-disease-stroke-subtypes-and-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomization-analysis
#6
Caroline Dale, Ghazaleh Fatemifar, Tom Palmer, Jonathan White, David Prieto-Merino, Delilah Zabaneh, Jorgen E L Engmann, Tina Shah, Andrew Wong, Helen R Warren, Stela McLachlan, Stella Trompet, Max Moldovan, Richard W Morris, Reecha Sofat, Meena Kumari, Elina Hyppönen, Barbara J Jefferis, Tom R Gaunt, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Ang Zhou, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Andy Ryan, Renée de Mutsert, Raymond Noordam, Mark J Caulfield, J Wouter Jukema, Bradford B Worrall, Patricia B Munroe, Usha Menon, Chris Power, Diana Kuh, Debbie A Lawlor, Steve E Humphries, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, George Davey Smith, Naveed Sattar, Mika Kivimaki, Jacqueline F Price, Frank Dudbridge, Aroon D Hingorani, Michael V Holmes, Juan-Pablo Casas
Background -Implications of different adiposity measures on cardiovascular disease aetiology remain unclear. In this paper we quantify and contrast causal associations of central adiposity (waist:hip ratio adjusted for BMI (WHRadjBMI)) and general adiposity (body mass index (BMI)) with cardiometabolic disease. Methods -97 independent single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for BMI and 49 SNPs for WHRadjBMI were used to conduct Mendelian randomization analyses in 14 prospective studies supplemented with CHD data from CARDIoGRAMplusC4D (combined total 66,842 cases), stroke from METASTROKE (12,389 ischaemic stroke cases), type 2 diabetes (T2D) from DIAGRAM (34,840 cases), and lipids from GLGC (213,500 participants) consortia...
May 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499385/target-organ-damage-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-strong-heart-study
#7
Giovanni de Simone, Wenyu Wang, Lyle G Best, Fawn Yeh, Raffaele Izzo, Costantino Mancusi, Mary J Roman, Elisa T Lee, Barbara V Howard, Richard B Devereux
BACKGROUND: Recent analyses in a registry of hypertensive patients suggested that preceding left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) and/or carotid atherosclerosis are associated with incident type 2 diabetes, independent of confounders. We assess the relation between prevalent cardio-renal target organ damage (TOD) and subsequent incident type 2 diabetes in a population-based study with high prevalence of obesity. METHODS: We selected 2887 non-diabetic participants from two cohorts of the Strong Heart Study (SHS)...
May 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497668/potential-brain-dead-organ-donation-in-neurocritical-care-mortality
#8
Vera Spatenkova, Ondrej Bradac, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Mortality is a marker of quality in neurocritical care, but it also provides potential for donors after brain death (DBD) following irreversible acute brain damage. The aim of this study was to analyse the neurointensive care unit (NICU) mortality rate and recovery of potential DBD. METHODS: We performed a 10-year prospective observational cohort computer database analysis of 6138 acute neurological and neurosurgical patients (pts, 58.2% male, mean: age 55...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493105/association-between-cardiovascular-disease-risk-scores-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-prevalence-in-non-elderly-adult-patients-from-argentina
#9
Ricardo A Albertini, Dario G Ferrer, Pablo A Romagnoli, María E Tinti, José L Amigone, Raúl Capra, Gustavo A Chiabrando
The goal of our study was to use statistical analysis to try to associate cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scores and the observed prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis (SA) in a non-elderly adult local population. An observational cross-sectional study was carried out (143 male and 131 female) on non-elderly adults (20-59 years). CVD risk scores included Framingham Risk Scores for 10-year hard (FRS 10 H), 30-year lipid hard or CVD (FRS 30 L H or FRS 30 L CVD), 30 year-body mass index hard or CVD (FRS 30 BMI H or FRS 30 BMI CVD) and Pooled Cohort Risk Equations for either 10 years (PCE 10) or lifetime (PCE LT)...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491191/internal-carotid-artery-dissection-and-pseudoaneurysm-formation-with-resultant-ipsilateral-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy
#10
Giuseppe Cruciata, Rikesh Parikh, Meera Pradhan, Jay Shah, Eric Greif, Evan G Stein
Craniocervical artery dissection is a potentially disabling condition caused by an intimal tear allowing blood to enter and dissect the media in the cranial direction which can occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma. When the dissection extends toward the adventitia, it can form a protrusion from the weakened vessel wall called a pseudoaneurysm, which may become a nidus for distal thromboembolism or cause mass effect on adjacent structures. Accurate and prompt diagnosis is critical as timely treatment can significantly reduce the risk of complications such as stroke...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491040/association-between-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-heart-rate-variability-in-adults-at-increased-cardiovascular-risk
#11
Valter L Pereira, Mirela Dobre, Sandra G Dos Santos, Juliana S Fuzatti, Carlos R Oliveira, Luciana A Campos, Andrei Brateanu, Ovidiu C Baltatu
Background: Atherosclerotic carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) may be associated with alterations in the sensitivity of carotid baroreceptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between carotid IMT and the autonomic modulation of heart rate variability (HRV). Methods: A total of 101 subjects were enrolled in this prospective observational study. The carotid IMT was determined by duplex ultrasonography. The cardiac autonomic function was determined through HRV measures during the Deep Breathing Test...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489237/medially-displaced-common-and-internal-carotid-arteries-presenting-as-a-pulsatile-mass-clinicoradiologic-analysis-of-62-cases
#12
Ilker Burak Arslan, Yildiz Arslan, Erhan Demirhan, Selahattin Genc, Yeliz Pekcevik, Levent Altin, Zahide Yilmaz, Ibrahim Cukurova
We conducted a prospective study to analyze the medially displaced courses of the common carotid artery (CCA) and the cervical segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients who were diagnosed with a pulsatile mass on nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and by clinicoradiologic findings. Our study group was made up of 62 patients-40 women and 22 men, aged 30 to 88 years (mean: 63.7)-who presented with a submucosal pseudomass or a bulging mass on the pharyngeal wall with obvious pulsation. For comparison purposes, we recruited a control group of 62 consecutively presenting patients who had been admitted to our Neurology Department with acute severe headache and who had undergone CT angiography based on a suspicion of an aneurysm or a vertebral or carotid artery dissection...
April 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488661/dolichoectatic-internal-carotid-artery-presenting-as-a-sellar-suprasellar-mass-with-symptomatic-hydrocephalus
#13
Anita Jagetia, Ketan Patel, Deepashu Sachdeva, Lavlesh Rathore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488626/surgery-for-superior-hypophyseal-artery-aneurysms-a-new-classification-and-surgical-considerations
#14
Chaitanya Godbole, Sanjay Behari, Kamlesh K Bhaisora, Jayesh Sardhara, Arun Srivastava, Anant Mehrotra, Kuntal Kanti Das, Raj Kumar, Awadhesh K Jaiswal
BACKGROUND: Superior hypophyseal artery (SHA) aneurysms form a unique subgroup of paraclinoid aneurysms having a propensity to grow to a large size in the suprasellar region resulting in compression of the optic nerve, chiasma, and/or tract. AIM: A new classification of SHA aneurysms is proposed that helps in identifying the surgical issues encountered during surgical clipping of these medially directed aneurysms located at different segments of the medial surface of the internal carotid artery (ICA)...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487042/recurrent-plexiform-schwannoma-involving-the-carotid-canal
#15
Kei Ijichi, Masahiro Muto, Ayako Masaki, Shingo Murakami
Plexiform schwannoma (PS) is a rare variety of benign nerve sheath tumor characterized by a multinodular plexiform growth pattern. PS is usually confined to the head and neck or skin. The pre-operative diagnosis of PS is difficult, and this has lead to a common misdiagnosis as a schwannoma. In addition, studies have indicated that an incomplete resection of PS often results in tumor recurrence. Here we describe a rare case of PS presented in the parapharyngeal space. Our case involved a 36-year-old man with swelling of the pharynx, who presented with a soft cervical mass...
May 6, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475663/association-between-short-term-systolic-blood-pressure-variability-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-elsa-brasil-baseline
#16
Adèle H Ribeiro, Paulo A Lotufo, André Fujita, Alessandra C Goulart, Dora Chor, José G Mill, Isabela M Bensenor, Itamar S Santos
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) is associated with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), but few studies have explored the association between BP variability and CIMT. We aimed to investigate this association in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) baseline. METHODS: We analyzed data from 7,215 participants (56.0% women) without overt cardiovascular disease (CVD) or antihypertensive use. We included 10 BP readings in varying positions during a 6-hour visit...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448191/total-arterial-compliance-estimated-by-a-novel-method-is-better-related-to-left-ventricular-mass-compared-to-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-the-safar-study
#17
Theodore G Papaioannou, Athanase D Protogerou, Antonis Argyris, Evangelia Aissopou, George Georgiopoulos, Efthimia Nasothimiou, Christos Tountas, Petros P Sfikakis, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis
The investigation of the association between total arterial compliance (CT)-estimated by a novel technique-with left ventricular mass (LVM) and hypertrophy (LVH). Our hypothesis was that CT may be better related to LVM compared to the gold-standard regional aortic stiffness. Within the frame of the ongoing cross-sectional study "SAFAR," 226 subjects with established hypertension or with suspected hypertension underwent blood pressure (BP) assessment, carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), and echocardiographic measurement of LVM...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446644/body-mass-index-and-outcome-after-revascularization-for-symptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis
#18
Eline J Volkers, Jacoba P Greving, Jeroen Hendrikse, Ale Algra, L Jaap Kappelle, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Leo H Bonati, Thomas G Brott, Richard Bulbulia, David Calvet, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Gustav Fraedrich, John Gregson, Alison Halliday, George Howard, Olav Jansen, Gary S Roubin, Martin M Brown, Jean-Louis Mas, Peter A Ringleb
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the obesity paradox exists in patients who undergo carotid artery stenting (CAS) or carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for symptomatic carotid artery stenosis. METHODS: We combined individual patient data from 2 randomized trials (Endarterectomy vs Angioplasty in Patients with Symptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis and Stent-Protected Angioplasty vs Carotid Endarterectomy) and 3 centers in a third trial (International Carotid Stenting Study)...
April 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445191/evaluation-of-horner-syndrome-in-the-mri-era
#19
Ama Sadaka, Samantha L Schockman, Karl C Golnik
BACKGROUND: To identify the etiologies of adult Horner syndrome (HS) in the MRI era using a targeted evaluation approach and to assess the value and yield of targeted imaging. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of 200 adult outpatients with HS, confirmed with cocaine eyedrop testing. Patients were divided into subgroups based on the presence or absence of symptoms and those who did or did not receive additional testing with hydroxyamphetamine drops...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444935/hydration-status-influences-the-measurement-of-arterial-stiffness
#20
Aaron R Caldwell, Matthew A Tucker, Jenna Burchfield, Nicole E Moyen, Alf Z Satterfield, Ashley Six, Brendon P McDermott, Sean W Mulvenon, Matthew S Ganio
Consensus guidelines have attempted to standardize the measurement and interpretation of pulse wave velocity (PWV); however, guidelines have not addressed whether hydration status affects PWV. Moreover, multiple studies have utilized heat stress to reduce arterial stiffness which may lead to dehydration. This study utilized two experiments to investigate the effects of dehydration on PWV at rest and during passive heat stress. In experiment 1, subjects (n = 19) completed two trials, one in which they arrived euhydrated and one dehydrated (1·2[1·0]% body mass loss)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
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