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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509621/atherosclerotic-vascular-diseases-have-really-the-same-risk-factors-comparison-between-large-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-obstructive-non-coronary-arterial-disease
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Dimitri Tsialtas, Maria Giulia Bolognesi, Riccardo Volpi, Roberto Bolognesi
Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there are differences among clinical conditions and traditional atherosclerotic risk factors between patients with large abdominal aortic aneurysm and those with occlusive non-coronary arterial disease. Methods We clinically examined 519 patients with asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm and 672 with severe obstructive arterial diseases before surgical repair. Results In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, we identified a clear predominance of males ( p < 0...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506478/metformin-treatment-does-not-affect-the-risk-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Katrine L Kristensen, Anton Pottegård, Jesper Hallas, Lars M Rasmussen, Jes S Lindholt
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes counteracts formation and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms, possibly through arterial matrix accumulation. Use of metformin, on the other hand, reduces arterial accumulation of matrix molecules. Consequently, we hypothesized that metformin treatment may reverse the protective role of diabetes on the development and course of aneurysms, that is, that metformin would be associated with aneurysm rupture among individuals with diabetes. METHODS: Using nationwide Danish registry data, we performed a nested case-control study on the association between long-term use of metformin and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502888/prospective-study-of-postoperative-glycemic-control-with-a-standardized-insulin-infusion-protocol-after-infrainguinal-bypass-and-open-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Andrea M Steely, Lisa Smith, Peter W Callas, Muriel H Nathan, Julie E Lahiri, Andrew C Stanley, Georg Steinthorsson, Daniel J Bertges
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of moderate postoperative glycemic control in diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass (INFRA) or open abdominal aortic aneurysm (OAAA) repair. METHODS: In a single center prospective study, we investigated postoperative glycemic control using a standardized insulin infusion protocol after elective INFRA (n=53, 62%) and OAAA (n=33, 38%) between January 2013 and March 2015. The primary endpoint was optimal glycemic control, defined as having ≥85% of blood glucose values within the 80-150mg/dL target range...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490522/lifestyle-and-risk-of-screening-detected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-men
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Otto Stackelberg, Alicja Wolk, Ken Eliasson, Anders Hellberg, Adam Bersztel, Susanna C Larsson, Nicola Orsini, Anders Wanhainen, Martin Björck
BACKGROUND: Modifiable lifestyle-related factors associated with risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are rarely investigated with a prospective design. We aimed to study possible associations among such factors and comorbidities with mean abdominal aortic diameter (AAD) and with risk of AAA among men screened for the disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Self-reported lifestyle-related exposures were assessed at baseline (January 1, 1998) among 14 249 men from the population-based Cohort of Swedish Men, screened for AAA between 65 and 75 years of age (mean 13 years after baseline)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483775/age-specific-vascular-risk-factor-profiles-according-to-stroke-subtype
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Allard J Hauer, Ynte M Ruigrok, Ale Algra, Ewoud J van Dijk, Peter J Koudstaal, Gert-Jan Luijckx, Paul J Nederkoorn, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Marieke C Visser, Marieke J Wermer, L Jaap Kappelle, Catharina J M Klijn
BACKGROUND: Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke are increasingly recognized as heterogeneous diseases with distinct subtypes and etiologies. Information on variation in distribution of vascular risk factors according to age in stroke subtypes is limited. We investigated the prevalence of vascular risk factors in stroke subtypes in relation to age. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied a prospective multicenter university hospital-based cohort of 4033 patients. For patients with ischemic stroke caused by large artery atherosclerosis, small vessel disease, or cardioembolism and for patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage or aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, we calculated prevalences of vascular risk factors in 4 age groups: <55, 55 to 65, 65 to 75, and ≥75 years, and mean differences with 95% CIs in relation to the reference age group...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476968/glucose-monitoring-system-using-nanopellets
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C Rajasekaran, Madian Nirmala, K B Jayanthi
The combination of the fields of software engineering, gadgets, and science has stood out among the most revolutionary future innovations. Health issues have been the focus of various engaging and explanatory studies. One such health-related dilemma is diabetes. Diabetes at its serious stage results in impaired vision. Increase in the glucose level is a critical parameter that could result in hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia, massive heart attack, strokes, and aneurysms. Monitoring the glucose level in blood is one of the control measures for diabetes in the affected population...
February 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475940/lp-pla2-activity-and-mass-for-prediction-of-incident-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Stefan Acosta, Soumia Taimour, Anders Gottsäter, Margaretha Persson, Gunnar Engström, Olle Melander, Moncef Zarrouk, Peter M Nilsson, J Gustav Smith
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) shares several common pathways with atherosclerosis. Prospective clinical plasma biomarker studies in AAA have been hampered by the need for very large cohorts and long follow-up time. METHODS: We analyzed a prospective longitudinal cohort of middle-aged individuals from the cardiovascular cohort of the Malmö Diet and Cancer study (n = 5551; 1991-94). The plasma biomarkers lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2 activity and mass), proneurotensin and C-reactive protein, and conventional risk factors at baseline were measured in patients with incident AAA during follow-up, and compared to individuals without a diagnosis of AAA...
April 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463859/adiponectin-lipids-and-atherosclerosis
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Niki Katsiki, Christos Mantzoros, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adiponectin is an adipokine with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiatherogenic, pro-angiogenic, vasoprotective and insulin-sensitizing properties. Several factors may influence adiponectin levels, such as genetic polymorphisms, obesity / body fat distribution, diet and exercise as well as cardiovascular risk factors such as sleep deprivation and smoking as well as medications. Adiponectin has been proposed as a potential prognostic biomarker and a therapeutic target in patients with cardiometabolic diseases...
April 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458703/the-association-between-gallstone-disease-and-plaque-in-the-abdominopelvic-arteries
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Halil İbrahim Serin, Yunus Keser Yilmaz, Yaşar Turan, Ergin Arslan, Mustafa Fatih Erkoç, Aytaç Doğan, Mehmet Celikbilek
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the atheromatous plaque, in the abdominopelvic arteries as a marker of cardiac risk in patients with or without gallstone disease (GD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 136 patients were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Forty-eight patients had GD and the remaining 88 patients did not. The presence or absence of gallstones was noted during abdominal ultrasonography while vascular risk factors such as plaque formation, intima-media thickness, plaque calcification, mural thrombus, stenosis, aneurysm, and inflammation were recorded during an abdominopelvic computed tomography scan...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434285/aortic-diameter-at-age-65-in-men-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Soumia Taimour, Moncef Zarrouk, Jan Holst, Anders H Rosengren, Leif Groop, Peter M Nilsson, Anders Gottsäter
OBJECTIVES: Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been linked to a decreased risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm (aortic diameter ≥30 mm, AAA) development in men. The aim of this study was to evaluate if such an effect is detectable already around the time of diabetes diagnosis. DESIGN: We cross-sectionally compared aortic diameter at ultrasound screening for AAA in 691 men aged 65 years with incipient or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (group A) with 18,262 65-year old control men without diabetes (group B)...
April 24, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430600/risk-factors-for-the-recurrence-of-an-intracranial-saccular-aneurysm-following-endovascular-treatment
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De-Zhang Huang, Bin Jiang, Wei He, Yi-Hua Wang, Zhi-Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to determine risk factors for the recurrence of an intracranial saccular aneurysm (ISA) following endovascular treatment. The findings will help medical professionals to identify patients having a high risk of ISA recurrence and assist them in developing appropriate follow-up plans. RESULTS: During the follow-up period, 12.6% of the patients (83/658) experienced recurrent ISAs. An analysis of related factors, including gender, age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, tumor size, width of the aneurysm neck, the presence or absence of a rupture, the volume embolization ratio (VER), the application or nonapplication of a stent, and follow-up time, revealed that a tumor size > 10 mm in diameter, wide-necked aneurysms, an anterior communicating or middle cerebral artery aneurysm, an aneurysm rupture, a VER < 20%, the absence of stent assistance, and follow-up time were high-risk factors for the recurrence of ISAs...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430308/arteriovenous-access-banding-revisited
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Gabriela Teixeira, Paulo Almeida, Clemente N Sousa, Paulo Teles, Paulo De Sousa, Luís Loureiro, Sérgio Teixeira, Duarte Rego, Rui Almeida, António Norton de Matos
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to validate the current applicability of arteriovenous access banding in high flow access (HFA) and/or haemodialysis access-induced distal ischaemia (HAIDI). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the GEV (Grupo de Estudos Vasculares) vascular access centre. The clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing banding for HAIDI and HFA symptoms, between June 2011 and January 2015, were reviewed until April 2015. All vascular access patients' consultation records and surgical notes were reviewed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416930/what-are-the-prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-diseases-and-the-characteristics-of-these-patients
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Ulku Aka Akturk, Nagihan Durmus Kocak, Suleyman Akturk, Mert Dumantepe, Aysun Sengul, Mehmet Arif Akcay, Makbule Ozlem Akbay, Feyyaz Kabadayi, Dilek Ernam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess the characteristics of these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stable COPD patients (age, >40 years) were included in the study between January 2014 and June 2014. Patients with acute exacerbations and a previous lung resection were excluded. Data regarding demographic characteristics were recorded. The modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) dyspnea scale was used to assess the severity of breathlessness...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411357/kidney-transplant-from-a-deceased-donor-with-renal-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Alireza Shamsaeefar, Saman Nikeghbalian, Kourosh Kazemi, Mohsenreza Mansorian, Nasrin Motazedian, Seyed Ali Malekhosseini
The use of marginal kidneys or kidneys with pathologic problems (such as renal artery aneurysms in a living or deceased donor) is on the rise due to organ shortages and improvements in surgical techniques. When renal vascular abnormalities are detected during a transplant, it puts the surgeon in a difficult position to decide what to do with the organ. In this study, we report a case of a kidney from a deceased donor who had 2 renal artery saccular aneurysms, which we were able to use for transplant. The recipient was a 61-year-old male patient with diabetic nephropathy and significant comorbidities...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408258/predictors-of-postoperative-cerebral-ischemia-in-patients-with-ruptured-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms
#16
Pei-Sen Yao, Guo-Rong Chen, Shu-Fa Zheng, De-Zhi Kang
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral ischeamia is a major contributor to poor outcome after ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysms (AcoAs), and is not well classified. Here we develop a classification and identify risk factors of cerebral ischemia after ruptured ACoAs. MATHERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 360 patients with ruptured ACoAs undergoing microsurgical clipping were collected. Sex, age, smoking, Hunt-Hess grade, Fisher grade, hospital stay, surgical timing, hypertension, diabetes, postoperative cerebral ischemia, and postoperative mRS score were collected...
April 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400456/diverging-effects-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-the-role-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-artery-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-cross-sectional-study
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L C de Vos, J Boersema, J L Hillebrands, C G Schalkwijk, R Meerwaldt, J C Breek, A J Smit, C J Zeebregts, J D Lefrandt
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is a well-defined risk factor for peripheral artery disease (PAD), but protects against the development and growth of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Diabetes mellitus is associated with arterial stiffening and peripheral arterial media sclerosis. Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are increased in diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. AGEs are known to form cross-links between proteins and are associated with arterial stiffness. Whether AGEs contribute to the protective effects of diabetes mellitus in AAA is unknown...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394003/prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-rural-urban-population-in-central-poland
#18
Tadeusz L Dereziński, Bartosz Fórmankiewicz, Arkadiusz Migdalski, Paweł Brazis, Grzegorz Jakubowski, Łukasz Woda, Arkadiusz Jawień
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a widening of the aorta below the renal arteries with a diameter equal or greater than 3 cm. The prevalence of AAA is estimated at 4-8% in men aged 65 years or older and 1-2% among women over 65 years. Participation in screening programs has decreased the number of aortic ruptures. METHODS: All men aged 60 years and older, and women aged 65 and older living in the rural/urban commune in Central Poland were invited to the participation in the study...
April 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390921/long-term-comparison-of-endovascular-and-open-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-retrospective-analysis-of-matched-cohorts-with-propensity-score
#19
Masayuki Sugimoto, Akio Koyama, Kiyoaki Niimi, Akio Kodama, Hiroshi Banno, Kimihiro Komori
BACKGROUND: Although recent guidelines recommend endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for robust younger patients, we have been limiting our indication to older patients or those who are physically frail. This study compares long-term outcomes of our series of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) treated with endovascular repair (ER) and open surgery (OS), using propensity score matching. METHODS: Between June 2007 and October 2014, 819 patients with infrarenal AAA underwent elective repair at our institution...
April 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387894/the-natural-history-of-prehypertension-a-20-year-follow-up
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G Pannarale, C Moroni, M C Acconcia, G Pannitteri, G Truscelli, L Valente, P Gentile, F Lopreiato, R Licitra, M Tancredi, P E Puddu, M L Troccoli, P Cardelli, F Barillà, C Gaudio
OBJECTIVE: According to the JNC7 report, prehypertension category includes subjects with systolic blood pressure between 120 and 139 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 89 mmHg that would be at risk for developing hypertension and its untoward sequelae as myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular disease. Moreover, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring made it possible to detect subjects with masked hypertension, who are at risk of greater target organ damage than those with normal ambulatory or home blood pressure...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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