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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527195/changes-in-sternal-perfusion-following-internal-mammary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Christian D Taeger, Konstantin Klein, Raymund E Horch, Michael Weyand, Justus P Beier
BACKROUND: Coronary bypass surgery using the internal mammary artery (IMA) is among the most commonly performed procedures in treatment of advanced coronary vessel disease. Further, bilateral harvesting of the IMA is associated with increased rates of sternal wound infections. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore changes in sternal perfusion, following left internal mammary artery (LIMA) harvesting. METHODS: 60 patients were divided equally into intervention- and control cohorts and underwent assessment of oxygen saturation (sO2) and relative blood flow (RBF) by laser doppler flowmetry remission spectroscopy preoperatively, 24 h and 72 h postoperatively...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527185/surface-heparinization-and-blood-compatibility-modification-of-small-intestinal-submucosa-sis-for-small-caliber-vascular-regeneration
#2
Bensong Han, Feng Xue, Cunyi Fan, Xiumei Mo
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the small intestinal submucosal (SIS) surface after heparinization with the hypothermia plasma technique, to improve the blood compatibility of SIS, and to explore the possibility of construction of small-caliber vascular grafts with modified SIS scaffolds in vivo. METHODS: SIS films prepared from jejunums of pigs were processed for surface treatment at different time periods with the argon plasma initiation technique under vacuum, and were then immediately immersed in 4% (m/v) heparin sodium solution for 24-h heparinization...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514340/-the-impact-of-surgical-and-conservative-treatment-of-periodontal-disease-on-structural-and-functional-condition-of-major-blood-vessels
#3
A I Grudyanov, O N Tkacheva, A T Khatagov
The study included 55 patients (24 men and 31 women aged 30-70 years) with chronic periodontal disease and atherosclerosis of brachiocephalic arteries (BCA). Patients in group 1 received only conservative treatment for periodontal disease, while in group 2 both conservative and surgical treatment were performed. The values were evaluated at baseline and 6 months after treatment. Capillaroscopy and laser Doppler flowmetry showed an improvement in periodontal regional vascular network. The level of IL-6 decreased by 3...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511219/-innovative-ultrasound-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-kidneys
#4
Konrad Stock, Herbert Kübler, Tobias Maurer, Daniel Weiss, Hans-Peter Weskott, Uwe Heemann
Ultrasound examination of the kidneys with grey-scale imaging and colour Doppler ultrasound is the most common renal imaging modality. A few years ago, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) emerged as a non-invasive perfusion imaging modality to evaluate the renal vessels and microvascularisation. These contrast media contain intravenous microbubbles (sulfur hexafluoride), which have no deleterious effect on renal function. Being free of iodine, they also pose no risk for the thyroid gland. CEUS of the kidneys is mainly used for the evaluation of renal cysts and the analysis of renal lesions suspicious for malignancy...
April 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505975/reduced-cardiovascular-functions-in%C3%A2-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Wang-Sheng Jin, Xian-Le Bu, Ye-Ran Wang, Ling Li, Wei-Wei Li, Yu-Hui Liu, Chi Zhu, Xiu-Qing Yao, Yang Chen, Chang-Yue Gao, Tao Zhang, Chang-Yue Gao, Hua-Dong Zhou, Fan Zeng, Yan-Jiang Wang
Previous studies have suggested that cardiovascular functions might play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. However, the relationship among heart function, blood flow of cerebral vessels, and AD remains unclear. In the present study, AD patients (n = 34) and age- and gender-matched cognitively normal controls (n = 34) were recruited. Comorbidity information was collected. The ejection fraction was measured using echocardiography, and the mean velocity, pulsatility index (PI), and resistance index (RI) of the basilar artery (BA), left terminal internal carotid artery (LTICA), and right terminal internal carotid artery (RTICA) were measured using transcranial Doppler...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505705/crossed-ectopic-kidney-prenatal-diagnosis-and-postnatal-follow-up
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Michal Zajicek, Sharon Perlman, Benjamin Dekel, Einat Lahav, Danny Lotan, Dor Lotan, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of fetuses with crossed ectopic kidney METHODS: Cases referred for an empty renal fossa and diagnosed with crossed ectopic kidney confirmed postnatally were analyzed retrospectively over a period of 10 years. Prenatal diagnosis was established following the detection of one kidney in a normal position, and a second ipsilateral kidney fed by abnormal blood vessels on Doppler flow. RESULTS: Between 2005 and 2015, 185 fetuses were referred for an empty renal fossa...
May 15, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505525/thrombin-generation-and-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease-in-patients-with-a-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Elisabetta Favaretto, Michelangelo Sartori, Cristina Legnani, Francesca Rondelli, Michela Cini, Maria Guarino, Benilde Cosmi
BACKGROUND: Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is responsible for at least 10% of transient ischaemic attacks (TIA). Thrombin generation has been shown to be associated with several atherosclerotic conditions and may be relevant in the pathogenesis of TIA from ICAD. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between thrombin generation and ICAD in patients with TIA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with confirmed diagnosis of TIA by vascular neurologist were enrolled...
May 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504088/greater-detection-of-small-caliber-blood-vessels-in-port-wine-stain-with-x-mode-than-with-conventional-doppler-a-pilot-study
#8
I Salgüero Fernández, F Alfageme Roldán, G Roustan Gullón
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503707/the-value-of-ultrasound-in-diagnosing-extracranial-large-vessel-vasculitis-compared-to-fdg-pet-ct-a-retrospective-study
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Christian Löffler, Johannes Hoffend, Urs Benck, Bernhard K Krämer, Raoul Bergner
Large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) is a group of diseases mainly comprised of giant-cell arteritis (GCA), Takayasu arteritis, and a series of rare diseases like Behçet's disease, IgG4-related disease, infectious aortitis, and other unfrequent entities. Besides clinical and laboratory features, Doppler sonography (DS) can assist in establishing the diagnosis. Its diagnostic sensitivity has been evaluated in various studies, most of them, however, in temporal arteritis (TA) respectively in LVV with involvement of the temporal artery...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503488/treatment-of-cerebral-vasospasm-in-an-infant-using-a-modified-dotter-technique
#10
Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Sumedh S Shah, Eric C Peterson
An 8-month old female presented with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage and was treated successfully with endovascular coil embolization of the ruptured aneurysm. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound performed four days later demonstrated middle cerebral artery (MCA) velocities greater than 350 cm/sec on the right and greater than 200 cm/sec on the left, despite medical management. The patient demonstrated no focal neurological deficits, though examination was limited by our patient's sedation and intubation. Angiography revealed severe vasospasm of the supraclinoid internal carotid and MCA territories, bilaterally...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496021/feasibility-and-safety-of-transulnar-catheterization-in-ipsilateral-radial-artery-occlusion
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Shu-Kai Hsueh, Cheng-I Cheng, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Mostafa Mohammad Omran, Wen-Hao Liu, Wen-Jung Chung, Chien-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Chih-Yuan Fang, Chiung-Jen Wu
To investigate the postprocedural cardiovascular events and vascular outcomes, including hand ischemia and neurological compromise, after transulnar (TU) catheterization in ipsilateral radial artery occlusion.Previous randomized trials have shown that the transulnar (TU) approach for coronary angiogram and intervention has safety and outcomes similar to those of the transradial (TR) approach. However, the safety of the TU procedure when ipsilateral radial artery occlusion occurs is unknown.We retrospectively reviewed 87 TU cases with ipsilateral radial artery occlusion confirmed by a forearm angiogram...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489576/intraoperative-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-microcirculatory-evaluation-in-rhesus-monkey-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Lin Huang, Keng Chen, Fu-Chao Chen, Hui-Yong Shen, Ji-Chao Ye, Zhao-Peng Cai, Xi Lin
This study tried to quantify spinal cord perfusion by using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in rhesus monkey models with acute spinal cord injury. Acute spinal cord perfusion after injury was detected by CEUS, coupling with conventional ultrasound (US) and Color Doppler US (CDFI). Time-intensity curves and perfusion parameters were obtained by autotracking contrast quantification (ACQ) software in the epicenter and adjacent regions of injury, respectively. Neurological and histological examinations were performed to confirm the severity of injury...
April 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488223/ultrasonic-identification-of-pump-twin-by-dual-gate-doppler-in-a-monochorionic-triamniotic-triplet-twin-reversed-arterial-perfusion-sequence-before-preventative-radiofrequency-ablation-a-case-report
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Yuichiro Takahashi, Shigenori Iwagaki, Rika Chiaki, Kazuhiko Asai, Masako Matsui, Ichiro Kawabata
We performed a dual-gate Doppler examination for a twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence in a monochorionic-triamniotic triplet pregnancy at 16 weeks of gestation and were able to identify the pump twin by arterial pulse rate synchronicity. We performed radiofrequency ablation to coagulate blood flow in the acardius at 16 weeks of gestation without any postoperative complication. At 29 weeks of gestation, we performed a cesarean section due to preterm rupture of the membranes and the patient delivered 1167/1237-g female neonates and a macerated acardius...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487393/potent-thrombolytic-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-arterial-thrombi
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Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Clément Gakuba, Bradley A Herbig, Yohann Repessé, Carine Ali, Cécile V Denis, Peter Lenting, Emmanuel Touzé, Scott L Diamond, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Background -Platelet crosslinking during arterial thrombosis involves von Willebrand Factor (VWF) multimers. Therefore, proteolysis of VWF appears promising to disaggregate platelet-rich thrombi and restore vessel patency in acute thrombotic disorders such as ischemic stroke, acute coronary syndrome or acute limb ischemia. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC, a clinically approved mucolytic drug) can reduce intrachain disulfide bonds in large polymeric proteins. In the present study, we postulated that NAC might cleave the VWF multimers inside occlusive thrombi, thereby leading to their dissolution and arterial recanalization...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484291/follow-up-of-vasospasm-by-transcranial-doppler-sonography-tcd-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-sah
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Jasminka Djelilovic-Vranic, Vanja Basic-Kes, Merita Tiric-Campara, Edina Djozic, Jasmin Kulenovic
INTRODUCTION: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)represents hemorrhage in the space between arachnoidea and pia mater, due to aneurysm burst, spontaneously or as a consequence of trauma. It is condition that occurs more common in women than men, and its most common complications are rebleeding and vazospasm. As a result of vasospasm, develops ischemia in the portion of brain tissue that can cause additional neurological deficit. Transcranial Doppler Sonography (TCD) is a noninvasive ultrasound diagnostic method that allows monitoring of the state of intracerebral hemodynamics...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482676/skin-microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction-is-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-independently-of-microalbuminuria-and-arterial-stiffness
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Hanna Jonasson, Sara Bergstrand, Fredrik H Nystrom, Toste Länne, Carl Johan Östgren, Niclas Bjarnegård, Ingemar Fredriksson, Marcus Larsson, Tomas Strömberg
Skin and kidney microvascular functions may be affected independently in diabetes mellitus. We investigated skin microcirculatory function in 79 subjects with diabetes type 2, where 41 had microalbuminuria and 38 not, and in 41 age-matched controls. The oxygen saturation, fraction of red blood cells and speed-resolved microcirculatory perfusion (% red blood cells × mm/s) divided into three speed regions: 0-1, 1-10 and above 10 mm/s, were assessed during baseline and after local heating of the foot with a new device integrating diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and laser Doppler flowmetry...
May 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482338/non-melanoma-skin-cancers-of-the-fronto-temporal-area-preferentially-localize-in-the-proximity-of-arterial-blood-vessels
#17
François Kuonen, Michel Gilliet, Patrick Perrier
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas are both induced by chronic UV exposure. However, their predilection for specific areas of the face remains unexplained. Regional factors such as arterial blood flow may explain specific tumor localization. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether in the fronto-temporal area of the face there is a preferential localization of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) at sites of arterial blood vessels. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with NMSC of the fronto-temporal area were selected for this study...
May 9, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479185/neuroimaging-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-rectocolitis
#18
Lucia Monti, Rosamaria Servillo, Irene Grazzini, Leila Khader, Maurizio Acampa, Alfonso Cerase
BACKGROUND: Takayasu arteritis (TA), also known as aortoarteritis and pulseless disease, is an autoimmune, idiopathic, large-vessel vasculitis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches, the coronary arteries, and the pulmonary arteries. METHODS: This is a peculiar clinical and radiological pattern of TA in a young female Caucasian. Her medical history included diagnosis of ulcerative rectocolitis at the age of 14. Because of the occurrence of anemia and exacerbation of rectocolitis, she had started infliximab associated with low doses of cortisone and mesalazine...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472611/coexisting-cortical-atrophy-plays-a-crucial-role-in-cognitive-impairment-in-moderate-to-severe-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-patients
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Jie Tang, Langfeng Shi, Qianhua Zhao, Miaoyi Zhang, Ding Ding, Bo Yu, Jianhui Fu
Whether white matter lesion (WML) is associated with vascular cognitive impairment in cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) remains controversial; some severe CSVD patients retain normal cognitive function, and cortical thinning associated with WMLs has also been recently reported. The contribution of cortical atrophy to vascular cognitive impairment in severe CSVD and whether WML affects cortical atrophy remain unknown. From November 2012 to January 2015, 50- to 80-year-old patients with moderate to severe WMLs or more than four lacunar infarctions and cognitive complaints, excluding those with large vascular diseases diagnosed by transcranial cerebral Doppler, were recruited...
March 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472030/combination-of-shear-wave-elastography-and-color-doppler-feasible-method-to-avoid-unnecessary-breast-excision-of-fibroepithelial-lesions-diagnosed-by-core-needle-biopsy
#20
Ga Ram Kim, Ji Soo Choi, Boo-Kyung Han, Eun Young Ko, Eun Sook Ko, Soo Yeon Hahn
BACKGROUND: We evaluated shear-wave elastography (SWE) and color Doppler ultrasonography (US) features for fibroepithelial lesions (FELs), and to evaluate their utility to differentiate fibroadenomas (FAs) and phyllodes tumors (PTs). METHODS: This retrospective study included 67 FELs pathologically confirmed (49 FAs, 18 PTs). B-mode US, SWE and color Doppler US were performed for each lesion. Mean elasticity (Emean), maximum elasticity (Emax), and vascularity were determined by SWE and Doppler US...
2017: PloS One
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