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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914637/signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-gain-of-function-primary-immunodeficiency-immunodysregulation-disorders
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Filippo Consonni, Laura Dotta, Francesca Todaro, Donatella Vairo, Raffaele Badolato
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe primary immunodeficiencies caused by gain-of-function (GOF) mutations of signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) genes, a group of genetically determined disorders characterized by susceptibility to infections and, in many cases, autoimmune manifestations. RECENT FINDINGS: GOF mutations affecting STAT1 result in increased STAT tyrosine phosphorylation and secondarily increased response to STAT1-signaling cytokines, such as interferons...
September 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893702/risk-factors-associated-with-perioperative-myocardial-infarction-in-major-open-vascular-surgery
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Danielle C Sutzko, Elizabeth A Andraska, Andrea T Obi, Peter K Henke, Nicholas H Osborne
BACKGROUND: Among patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, major vascular surgery is associated with a high risk of perioperative myocardial infarction (MI). Currently there are no perioperative MI risk calculators accounting for intraoperative and postoperative risk factors in vascular surgery patients. We aimed to investigate specific risk factors for perioperative MI after major open vascular surgery to determine which patients are at highest risk of MI, and the association of perioperative MI with perioperative transfusion...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887251/metabolic-syndrome-but-not-obesity-adversely-affects-outcomes-after-open-aortoiliac-bypass-surgery
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Akiko Tanaka, Alexa Perlick, Charles C Miller, Harleen K Sandhu, Shaikh Afaq, Hazim J Safi, Ali Azizzadeh, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw
OBJECTIVE: Although the incident risk of peripheral artery disease increases in patients with metabolic syndrome, several authors report favorable outcomes in obese patients after arterial bypass surgery. We examine the effect of the so-called "obesity paradox" and metabolic syndrome on outcomes after open aortoiliac bypass surgery. METHODS: We identified patients between 2004 and 2015 who had open surgical bypass for aortoiliac occlusive disease. We excluded patients with endovascular repair and those treated primarily for aneurysmal disease...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886508/effects-of-clinico-pathological-risk-factors-on-in-vitro-mechanical-properties-of-human-dilated-ascending-aorta
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Anna Ferrara, Pasquale Totaro, Simone Morganti, Ferdinando Auricchio
Ascending aorta aneurysms (AsAA) are associated with a degeneration of the aortic wall tissue, which leads to changes in tissue mechanical properties. Risk factors for the development of the AsAA disease are recognized in patient age and gender, valve type, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking history, and a prior diagnosis of Marfan syndrome. The present study aims to assess how such clinico-pathological factors can affect the mechanical properties of human dilated ascending aorta. Specimens of AsAA are excised from 68 patients who underwent elective AsAA surgical repair and stretched until rupture during the execution of uniaxial tensile tests...
August 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882515/how-quickly-do-asymptomatic-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-grow-and-what-factors-affect-aneurysm-growth-rates-analysis-of-a-single-centre-surveillance-cohort-database
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Mehtab Ahmad, Rakesh Mistry, James Hodson, Andrew W Bradbury
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) maximum antero-posterior diameter (MAPD) is the parameter most commonly used to inform the timing of surgical intervention. However, other factors, such as growth rates and patient comorbidities are likely to be important considerations as they may influence AAA related complications including rupture, operative outcomes, and the clinical and cost effectiveness of continued surveillance. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of a 20 year period of a single centre AAA surveillance database...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875415/connective-tissue-growth-factor-ctgf-in-age-related-vascular-pathologies
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REVIEW
Zoltan Ungvari, Marta Noa Valcarcel-Ares, Stefano Tarantini, Andriy Yabluchanskiy, Gábor A Fülöp, Tamas Kiss, Anna Csiszar
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF, also known as CCN2) is a matricellular protein expressed in the vascular wall, which regulates diverse cellular functions including cell adhesion, matrix production, structural remodeling, angiogenesis, and cell proliferation and differentiation. CTGF is principally regulated at the level of transcription and is induced by mechanical stresses and a number of cytokines and growth factors, including TGFβ. In this mini-review, the role of age-related dysregulation of CTGF signaling and its role in a range of macro- and microvascular pathologies, including pathogenesis of aorta aneurysms, atherogenesis, and diabetic retinopathy, are discussed...
September 5, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862538/postoperative-continuous-catheter-infused-local-anesthetic-reduces-pain-scores-and-narcotic-use-after-lower-extremity-revascularization
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William Shutze, William P Shutze, Purvi Prajapati, Gerald Ogola, Jordan Schauer, Emily Biller, Nicholas Douville, Ryan A Shutze
Objective Postoperative pain following lower extremity revascularization procedures is traditionally controlled with narcotic administration. However, this may not adequately control the pain and puts the patient at risk for complications from opiate use. Here we report an alternative strategy for pain management using a continuous catheter-infused local anesthetic into the operative limb. Design Retrospective case-control study. Methods Patients undergoing lower extremity revascularization procedures using continuous catheter-infused local anesthetic were compared to similar patients undergoing similar procedures during the same time period who did not receive continuous catheter-infused local anesthetic...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859943/population-screening-and-intervention-for-vascular-disease-in-danish-men-viva-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jes S Lindholt, Rikke Søgaard
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm is the only cardiovascular disease targeted by population screening. In this study, we test the effect of screening and subsequent intervention for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension combined. METHODS: In this randomised controlled trial, we randomly allocated (1:1) all men aged 65-74 years living in the Central Denmark Region to screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension, or to no screening...
August 25, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826728/cryopreserved-arterial-allografts-for-in-situ-reconstruction-of-abdominal-aortic-native-or-secondary-graft-infection
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Sabrina Ben Ahmed, Adrien Louvancourt, Guillaume Daniel, Pierre Combe, Ambroise Duprey, Jean-Noël Albertini, Jean-Pierre Favre, Eugenio Rosset
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the early and long-term outcome of cryopreserved arterial allografts (CAAs) used for in situ reconstruction of abdominal aortic native or secondary graft infection and to identify predictors of mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively included 71 patients (mean age, 65.2 years [range, 41-84 years]; men, 91.5%) treated for abdominal aortic native or secondary graft infection (65 prosthetic graft infections; 16 of them had secondary aortoenteric fistula, 2 venous graft infections, and 4 mycotic aneurysms) by in situ reconstruction with CAA in the university hospitals of Clermont-Ferrand and Saint-Etienne from 2000 to 2016...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819576/pitfall-in-the-diagnosis-of-diabetes-insipidus-and-pregnancy
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Melissa Sum, Jessica B Fleischer, Alexander G Khandji, Sharon L Wardlaw
Diabetes insipidus (DI) during pregnancy and the perinatal period is an uncommon medical problem characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst. Diagnosis of DI may be overlooked in the setting of pregnancy, a time when increased water intake and urine output are commonly reported. We report two cases: one of transient DI in a young woman during her third trimester of twin pregnancy in association with acute fatty liver and hypertension and one of postpartum DI secondary to Sheehan syndrome from rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819082/dysregulation-of-calpain-proteolytic-systems-underlies-degenerative-vascular-disorders
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Takuro Miyazaki, Akira Miyazaki
Chronic vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, aneurysms, diabetic angiopathy/retinopathy as well as fibrotic and proliferative vascular diseases are generally complicated by the progression of degenerative insults, which are characterized by endothelial dysfunction, apoptotic/necrotic cell death in vascular/immune cells, remodeling of extracellular matrix or breakdown of elastic lamella. Increasing evidence suggests that dysfunctional calpain proteolytic systems and defective calpain protein metabolism in blood vessels contribute to degenerative disorders...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795035/aortopulmonary-fistula-presenting-without-an-endoleak-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Giacomo Sica, Gaetano Rea, Giorgio Bocchini, Romilda Lombardi, Massimo Muto, Tullio Valente
Herein, we report the case of a 60-year-old man, a smoker with a history of arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus. After computed tomography (CT) for an episode of hemoptysis, the patient underwent elective thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) because of a degenerative aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta. The area of perianeurysmal pulmonary atelectasis reported on the CT scan was not considered. Three months later, he developed an aortopulmonary fistula without endoleaks. Although TEVAR is a relatively safe procedure, no detail should be overlooked in the preoperative evaluation in order to avoid life-threatening complications...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766358/circulating-midregional-proadrenomedullin-and-risk-of-incident-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Stefan Acosta, Anders Gottsäter, Gunnar Engström, Olle Melander, Moncef Zarrouk, Peter M Nilsson, J Gustav Smith
Prospective clinical plasma biomarker studies in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) pathogenesis have been hampered by the need for very large cohorts and long follow-up time. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of adrenomedullin, a cardiovascular (CV) stress marker, and incident AAA risk. Prospective longitudinal cohort of middle-aged individuals from the CV cohort of the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study (n = 5551; 1991-1994) was assessed. Plasma concentrations of midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM), C-reactive protein (CRP), and conventional risk factors were measured at baseline...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756905/aspirin-versus-clopidogrel-for-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-first-ever-noncardioembolic-acute-ischemic-stroke-ten-year-survival-data-from-the-athens-stroke-outcome-project
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Haralampos Milionis, George Ntaios, Vasileios Papavasileiou, Konstantinos Spengos, Efstathios Manios, Moses Elisaf, Konstantinos Vemmos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of stroke and poor outcome following a stroke event. We assessed the impact of discharge treatment with aspirin versus clopidogrel on the 10-year survival of patients with type 2 diabetes after a first-ever noncardioembolic acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the Athens Stroke Outcome Project. Study outcomes included death, stroke recurrence, and a composite cardiovascular disease (CVD) end point (recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, coronary revascularization, aortic aneurysm rupture, or sudden death)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735142/bifurcation-location-and-growth-of-aneurysm-size-are-significantly-associated-with-an-irregular-shape-of-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Xin Feng, Baorui Zhang, Erkang Guo, Luyao Wang, Zenguhi Qian, Peng Liu, Xiaolong Wen, Wenjuan Xu, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li, Zhongxue Wu, Aihua Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Previous studies firmly proved that an irregular aneurysmal shape was strongly associated with intracranial aneurysm (IA) rupture, but it is unclear how irregularly shaped intracranial aneurysms (IAs) form. We aimed to identify the factors related to irregular shape of IAs. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed of consecutive patients evaluated or treated for IA at our institution from June 2015 to July 2016. According to the imaging morphology of aneurysm, the enrolled patients are divided into irregular and regular group...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723729/wnt-signaling-in-cardiovascular-disease-opportunities-and-challenges
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Austin Gay, Dwight A Towler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiometabolic diseases increasingly afflict our aging, dysmetabolic population. Complex signals regulating low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and frizzled protein family members - the plasma membrane receptors for the cadre of Wnt polypeptide morphogens - contribute to the control of cardiovascular homeostasis. RECENT FINDINGS: Both canonical (β-catenin-dependent) and noncanonical (β-catenin-independent) Wnt signaling programs control vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cell phenotypic modulation in cardiometabolic disease...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717556/thorax-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Mustafa Resorlu, Muhammet Arslan, Ozan Karatag, Gurhan Adam
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidemia, and obesity play an important role in the etiology of erectile dysfunction, particularly in cases with vascular insufficiency. These risk factors also target the lungs due to their systemic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with penile vascular insufficiency determined at Doppler ultrasonography and undergoing thoracic computerized tomography for various reasons were included in this study. A history of acute thoracic trauma, pneumonic consolidation, or pelvic surgery and trauma were regarded as exclusion criteria...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711400/thirty-day-outcomes-after-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-are-superior-to-open-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-involving-visceral-vessels
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Prateek K Gupta, Reshma Brahmbhatt, Kelly Kempe, Shaun M Stickley, Michael J Rohrer
OBJECTIVE: Although few studies have reported outcomes after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms involving visceral vessels (AAA-Vs), no multi-institutional study has compared FEVAR with open surgery (OS) for AAA-Vs. Our objective was to compare 30-day outcomes after FEVAR vs OS for AAA-Vs. METHODS: Patients who underwent FEVAR (n = 535) and OS (n = 1207) for elective AAA-Vs were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2008 to 2013 database...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698188/a-dab2ip-genotype-sex-interaction-is-associated-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-expansion
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Zi Ye, Erin Austin, Daniel J Schaid, Kent R Bailey, Patricia A Pellikka, Iftikhar J Kullo
A faster expansion rate of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) increases the risk of rupture. Women are at higher risk of rupture than men, but the mechanisms underlying this increased risk are unknown. We investigated whether genetic variants that influence susceptibility for AAA (CDKN2A-2B, SORT1, DAB2IP, LRP1 and LDLR) are associated with AAA expansion and whether these associations differ by sex in 650 patients with AAA (mean age 70±8 years, 17% women) enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Vascular Disease Biorepository...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692523/the-prognosis-factors-for-endovascular-coiling-of-aneurysm-in-patients-with-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysm
#20
Feng Zhang, Peng Li, Chao Zhang, Li Wang, Shan-Quan Jing
BACKGROUND: The spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by aneurysm rupture often leads to a variety of complications. Endovascular coiling is effective in the treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysm. AIM: The authors aim to evaluate the risk factors affecting the prognosis of ruptured intracranial aneurysm in patients who received endovascular coiling treatment successfully. METHODS: The demographic and clinical data including age, gender, blood pressure, blood glucose, Hunt-Hess grade, and Fisher grade at admission, Glasgow outcome scale 3 months after coiling, and the location, size of the aneurysms, coiling methods, and time of intervention were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed...
September 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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