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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238828/validation-of-the-strain-assessment-of-an-abdominal-phantom-aortic-aneurysm-comparison-of-results-obtained-from-magnetic-resonance-imaging-measurements-and-stereovision-measurements
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Yufei Wang, David Joannic, Patrick Juillion, Aurélien Monnet, Patrick Delassus, Alain Lalande, Jean-Francois Fontaine
Predicating aortic aneurysm ruptures is a complex problem that has been investigated by many research teams over several decades. Work on this issue is notably complex and involves both the mechanical behavior of the artery and the blood flow. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide measurements concerning the shape of an organ and the blood that flows through it. Measuring local distortion of the artery wall is the first essential element to evaluate a ruptured artery. This paper aims to demonstrate the feasibility of this measure by MRI on phantom realistic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234730/spontaneous-superior-mesenteric-artery-branch-pseudoaneurysm-a-rare-case-report
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Mina Guirgis, Jema Hua Xu, Alar Kaard, Bibombe P Mwipatayi
Background: Visceral arterial pseudoaneurysms (VAPAs) are rare vascular entities with serious consequences. Traditionally, they are associated with trauma, infection, and inflammatory disease, or they can arise as a post-operative complication. Report: An 87 year old man presented with abdominal pain and was found to have a spontaneous VAPA on a computed tomography angiogram. Serial imaging 4 months previously had demonstrated no aneurysm. Between scans, warfarin was changed to apixaban for aortic valve replacement, but he had no other changes to any other medications...
2017: EJVES Short Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233598/predictors-of-early-operative-mortality-and-long-term-survival-in-octogenarians-undergoing-open-and-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#3
Y Law, Y C Chan, S W Cheng
BACKGROUND: The study aims to report outcomes of open repair (OR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in octogenarians. METHODS: Consecutive patients aged between 80 and 89 who underwent OR or EVAR were identified from a prospectively collected departmental database. Short-term outcomes included 30 days mortalities and perioperative complications; long-term outcomes included overall survival and re-intervention using the Kaplan-Meier method. Logistic regression was used to identify predictors for operative mortality and Cox regression analysis was used to identify predictors for long-term survival...
December 9, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232676/progressive-development-of-aberrant-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-disease
#4
Kirsten Riches, Emily Clark, Rebecca J Helliwell, Timothy G Angelini, Karen E Hemmings, Marc A Bailey, Katherine I Bridge, D Julian A Scott, Karen E Porter
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a silent, progressive disease with a high mortality and an increasing prevalence with aging. Smooth muscle cell (SMC) dysfunction contributes to gradual dilatation and eventual rupture of the aorta. Here we studied phenotypic characteristics in SMC cultured from end-stage human AAA (≥5 cm) and cells cultured from a porcine carotid artery (PCA) model of early and end-stage aneurysm. Human AAA-SMC presented a secretory phenotype and expressed elevated levels of the differentiation marker miR-145 (2...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228648/risk-factors-for-postoperative-renal-dysfunction-following-open-surgical-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-retrospective-analysis
#5
Zuowei Wu, Ding Yuan, Jichun Zhao, Bin Huang
Objectives: To identify the risk factors for postoperative renal dysfunction after open surgical repair (OSR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and to establish a scoring system. Results: The overall 30-day mortality rates were 22.0%(ruptured) vs 2.6% (unruptured), respectively. For the ruptured group, the independent risk factors were hemodynamic instability (P = 0.002) blood loss >1 L (P = 0.041) and preoperative creatinine >150 μmol/L (P < 0.001)...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223353/late-open-surgical-conversion-after-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#6
Vinay Kansal, Sudhir Nagpal, Prasad Jetty
INTRODUCTION: Late open surgical conversion following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) may occur more frequently after performing EVAR in anatomy outside the instructions for use (IFU). This study reviews predictors and outcomes of late open surgical conversion for failed EVAR. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study reviewed all EVARs performed at the Ottawa Hospital between January 1999 and May 2015. Open surgical conversions >1 month post EVAR were identified...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206004/outcomes-of-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-the-modern-era
#7
Jacob Budtz-Lilly, Anders Wanhainen, Kevin Mani
Monitoring outcomes following endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) is critical. Although evidence from randomized controlled trials has solidified the role of EVAR, the analysis of outcomes and "real-world" data has uncovered limitations, improved the selection of appropriate patients, and underscored the importance of instructions for use. Subsequent studies demonstrated the learning curve of EVAR and gradual improvement of outcomes over time. Outcomes analyses will continue to play an important role, particularly as technological growth of endovascular therapy has enabled treatment of more complex aneurysm pathologies and patients...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204794/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-unlocking-the-silent-killer-secrets
#9
Ayman A Saeyeldin, Camilo A Velasquez, Syed Usman B Mahmood, Adam J Brownstein, Mohammad A Zafar, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is an increasingly recognized condition that is often diagnosed incidentally. This review discusses ten of the most relevant epidemiological and clinical secrets of this disease; (1) the difference in pathogenesis between ascending and descending TAAs. TAAs at these two sites act as different diseases, which is related to the different embryologic origins of the ascending and descending aorta. (2) The familial pattern and genetics of thoracic aneurysms. Syndromic TAAs only explain 5% of the pattern of inheritance...
December 4, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195736/a-novel-reproducible-model-of-aortic-aneurysm-rupture
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Anna Z Fashandi, Robert B Hawkins, Morgan D Salmon, Michael D Spinosa, William G Montgomery, J Michael Cullen, Guanyi Lu, Gang Su, Gorav Ailawadi, Gilbert R Upchurch
INTRODUCTION: Given the unknown biologic antecedents before aortic aneurysm rupture, the purpose of this study was to establish a reproducible model of aortic aneurysm rupture. METHODS: We fed 7-week-old apolipoprotein E deficient mice a high-fat diet for 4 weeks and osmotic infusion pumps containing Angiotensin II were implanted. Angiotensin II was delivered continuously for 4 weeks at either 1,000 ng/kg/min (n = 25) or 2,000 ng/kg/min (n = 29). A third group (n = 14) were given Angiotensin II at 2,000 ng/kg/min and 0...
November 28, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191809/molecular-fingerprint-for-terminal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-disease
#11
Gabor Gäbel, Bernd H Northoff, Irina Weinzierl, Stefan Ludwig, Irene Hinterseher, Wolfgang Wilfert, Daniel Teupser, Stefan A Doderer, Hendrik Bergert, Frank Schönleben, Jan H N Lindeman, Lesca M Holdt
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision making in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) relies completely on diameter. At this point, improved decision tools remain an unmet medical need. Our goal was to identify changes at the molecular level specifically leading up to AAA rupture. METHODS AND RESULTS: Aortic wall tissue specimens were collected during open elective (eAAA; n=31) or emergency repair of ruptured AAA (rAAA; n=17), and gene expression was investigated using microarrays...
November 30, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175038/renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-does-not-attenuate-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-growth-rupture-rate-or-perioperative-mortality-after-elective-repair
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Konrad Salata, Muzammil Syed, Mohamad A Hussain, Rachel Eikelboom, Charles de Mestral, Subodh Verma, Mohammed Al-Omran
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to summarize the literature regarding the effects of renin-angiotensin system blockade (RASB) using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEis) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth, rupture, and perioperative mortality. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Our review protocol was registered at the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (CRD42016054082)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172016/applicability-of-simplified-computational-models-in-prediction-of-peak-wall-stress-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Kamil Novak, Stanislav Polzer, Jiri Bursa
In the paper impact of different material models on the calculated peak wall stress (PWS) and peak wall rupture risk (PWRR) in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) is assessed. Computational finite element models of 70 patient-specific AAAs were created using two different material models - a realistic one based on mean population results of uniaxial tests of AAA wall considered as reference, and a 100 times stiffer artificial model. The calculated results of PWS and PWRR were tested to evaluate statistical significance of differences caused by the non-realistic material model...
November 17, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169074/flow-stagnation-volume-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-growth-insights-from-patient-specific-computational-flow-dynamics-of-lagrangian-coherent-structures
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Florian Joly, Gilles Soulez, Damien Garcia, Simon Lessard, Claude Kauffmann
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are localized, commonly-occurring dilations of the aorta. When equilibrium between blood pressure (loading) and wall mechanical resistance is lost, rupture ensues, and patient death follows, if not treated immediately. Experimental and numerical analyses of flow patterns in arteries show direct correlations between wall shear stress and wall mechano-adaptation with the development of zones prone to thrombus formation. For further insights into AAA flow topology/growth interaction, a workout of patient-specific computational flow dynamics (CFD) is proposed to compute finite-time Lyapunov exponents and extract Lagrangian-coherent structures (LCS)...
November 6, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158532/recombinant-decorin-fusion-protein-attenuates-murine-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-formation-and-rupture
#15
Yue Shen, Valerio Russo, Matthew R Zeglinski, Stephanie L Sellers, Zhengguo Wu, Cameron Oram, Stephanie Santacruz, Yulia Merkulova, Christopher Turner, Keerit Tauh, Hongyan Zhao, Tatjana Bozin, Lubos Bohunek, Haishan Zeng, Michael A Seidman, R Chris Bleackley, Bruce M McManus, Erkki Ruoslahti, Tero A H Järvinen, David J Granville
Decorin (DCN) is a small-leucine rich proteoglycan that mediates collagen fibrillogenesis, organization, and tensile strength. Adventitial DCN is reduced in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) resulting in vessel wall instability thereby predisposing the vessel to rupture. Recombinant DCN fusion protein CAR-DCN was engineered with an extended C-terminus comprised of CAR homing peptide that recognizes inflamed blood vessels and penetrates deep into the vessel wall. In the present study, the role of systemically-administered CAR-DCN in AAA progression and rupture was assessed in a murine model...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147166/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#16
Yutaka Takayama
Objective: To assess medical economic adequacy of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Methods: Cost-utility analysis. A total of 21 patients with AAA treated at Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital in 2014 were divided into non-ruptured EVAR (Group E) and open surgery (OS) (Group O), and ruptured OS (Group R) groups, and hospital costs were aggregated with a medical accounting system. Mid-level hospital costs were estimated by a diagnosis-procedure-combination analysis system...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145894/inositol-in-the-management-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-imagen-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sophie E Rowbotham, Jenna L Pinchbeck, Georgina Anderson, Bernie Bourke, Michael Bourke, T Christian Gasser, Rene Jaeggi, Jason S Jenkins, Corey S Moran, Susan K Morton, Christopher M Reid, Ramesh Velu, Lisan Yip, Joseph V Moxon, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a focal dilation of the abdominal aorta and is associated with a risk of fatal rupture. Experimental studies suggest that myo-inositol may exert beneficial effects on AAAs through favourable changes to biological pathways implicated in AAA pathology. The aim of the Inositol in the MAnaGemENt of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IMAGEN) trial is to assess if myo-inositol will reduce AAA growth. METHODS/DESIGN: IMAGEN is a multi-centre, prospective, parallel-group, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
November 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141786/intraluminal-thrombus-is-associated-with-early-rupture-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#18
Stephen J Haller, Jeffrey D Crawford, Katherine M Courchaine, Colin J Bohannan, Gregory J Landry, Gregory L Moneta, Amir F Azarbal, Sandra Rugonyi
BACKGROUND: The implications of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are currently unclear. Previous studies have demonstrated that ILT provides a biomechanical advantage by decreasing wall stress, whereas other studies have associated ILT with aortic wall weakening. It is further unclear why some aneurysms rupture at much smaller diameters than others. In this study, we sought to explore the association between ILT and risk of AAA rupture, particularly in small aneurysms...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141546/current-theories-and-clinical-trial-evidence-for-limiting-human-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-growth
#19
Jing Yu, Shuai Liu, Jianhua Huang, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) refers to localized dilation of abdominal aorta. AAA is largely asymptomatic, but aneurysmal rupture results in a high mortality rate. AAA with a diameter greater than 55 mm carries a high risk of rupture. There are currently no known medical treatments effective in limiting the growth of small AAA. OBJECTIVE: To review the current status of and challenges faced in limiting AAA growth. METHODS: Data from human investigations and animal model studies were summarized...
November 12, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138183/endovascular-or-open-repair-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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EDITORIAL
Martin Björck
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November 14, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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