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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431130/safety-concerns-with-thoracoabdominal-acupuncture-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-emergency-department
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Hak Jin Lee, Youn-Jung Kim, Won Young Kim
Objective.:  To evaluate serious complications caused by acupuncture treatment and to increase awareness of this complication. Design.:  A retrospective observational study. Setting. : At the emergency department of a tertiary hospital in an urban area during a five-year period (2010-2014) in Seoul, Korea. Subjects.:  Patients with postacupuncture mechanical complications in the thoracoabdominal region. Methods...
April 19, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428528/-challenge-of-treating-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-hybrid-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#2
Takashi Shuto, Shinji Miyamoto
The treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in great vessels is still challenging, as the early results of the operation are not very promising compared with other aortic operations, and the incidence of spinal cord ischemia is relatively high. In Japan, which is becoming a super-aging society, the method of performing minimally invasive operations remains a major issue. At our facility, we have been performing abdominal debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to resolve these issues...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428520/-prevention-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#3
Shinya Takahashi, Taijiro Sueda
Spinal cord ischemia(SCI) has been devastating complication of endovascular thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair. Spinal cord blood supply arises from not only segmental artery, subclavian artery, hypogastric artery and these branches, but also perivertebral vasculature and paravertebral muscle and small arterial network, and risk factors of SCI were multifactorial. There are several adjuncts/strategies which are utilized to minimize the incidence of SCI: cerebrospinal fluid drainage, perioperative management of high mean arterial pressure, intraoperative evoked potential monitoring, and staged thoracoabdominal aortic repair...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423131/thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-a-hiv-positive-patient
#4
Márcio Luís Lucas, Ívia Binotto, Paulo Behar, Nilon Erling, Eduardo Lichtenfels, Newton Aerts
Advent of antiretroviral therapy has increased survival of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, with the result that some of these patients now develop degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerotic aneurysms. Degenerative thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is rare in HIV patients. In this report, a 63-year-old male patient with HIV submitted to open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. The patient did not suffer any type of complication in the perioperative period and remained well in a 28-month follow-up period...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400216/high-mortality-rates-after-both-open-surgical-and-endovascular-thoracic-aortic-interventions-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#5
Nathan L Liang, Theodore H Yuo, Georges E Al-Khoury, Eric S Hager, Michel S Makaroun, Michael J Singh
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality have improved with the evolution of endovascular techniques (thoracic endovascular aortic repair [TEVAR]) for thoracic aortic disease, but results after aortic intervention in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remain unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes of open and endovascular descending thoracic aortic repair in dialysis-dependent patients. METHODS: We identified 352 patients with ESRD on dialysis undergoing open repair (n = 136) or TEVAR (n = 216) of the thoracic aorta from 2005 to 2008 using the United States Renal Data System database...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397429/detection-of-the-adamkiewicz-artery-in-computed-tomography-of-the-thorax-and-abdomen
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Maciej Guziński, Maciej Bryl, Katarzyna Ziemińska, Kamila Wolny, Marek Sąsiadek, Jerzy S Garcarek
BACKGROUND: The great anterior radiculomedullary artery, also known as the artery of Adamkiewicz (AKA), is a small-caliber vessel which arises from the intercostal or lumbar arteries branching out from the aorta. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate detection of the AKA, as well as its level and side of origin, with multi-slice contrast enhanced computed tomography (MSCT) of the abdomen and thorax performed during everyday clinical practice, and to compare the results with the literature...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390774/surgeon-leadership-in-the-coding-billing-and-contractual-negotiations-for-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-increases-medical-center-contribution-margin-and-physician-reimbursement
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Francesco Aiello, Jonathan Durgin, Vijaya Daniel, Louis Messina, Danielle Doucet, Jessica Simons, James Jenkins, Andres Schanzer
BACKGROUND: Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) allows endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal and juxtarenal aneurysms previously outside the indications of use for standard devices. However, because of considerable device costs and increased procedure time, FEVAR is thought to result in financial losses for medical centers and physicians. We hypothesized that surgeon leadership in the coding, billing, and contractual negotiations for FEVAR procedures will increase medical center contribution margin (CM) and physician reimbursement...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390638/treatment-of-idiopathic-diaphragm-flutter-a-case-study
#8
Michael Chiou, María Victoria Herrero, John R Bach, Jeffrey L Cole, Enrique Luis Gonzales
Diaphragm flutter is a rare disorder defined by dyspnea and often thoracoabdominal pain associated with rapid rhythmic involuntary contractions of the diaphragm with no effective treatment. A 35-year-old woman's flutter was triggered by increasing the depth of breathing and by (electrical) stimulation of the diaphragm. Medical therapy, phrenic nerve crush, and diaphragm pacer stimulation were ineffective. Since increasing diaphragm activity was a trigger, resting the diaphragm was tried. A manual resuscitator and, subsequently, mouthpiece and nasal noninvasive ventilatory support (NVS) instantaneously halted the flutter for 3 months and almost instantaneously for another 6 months...
April 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389292/laparoscopic-transarterial-embolization-of-type-ii-endoleak-after-branched-fenestrated-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-repair
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Gian Franco Fadda, Holta Kasemi, Costantino Luca Di Angelo, Carlo De Nisco, Francesco Balestra, Antonio Cruccu, Mario Marino
Type II endoleak is the most frequent procedure-related complication during endovascular aneurysm exclusion. Actually there is little controversy in the management of type I and III endoleak, while type II endoleak still generates conflicting reports about their timing and type of treatment. Currently, the intervention is needed only in case of sac enlargement, but not in case of persistent endoleak alone. We report the case of a 77 year-old man treated with a custom-made branched/fenestrated endograft for a type III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389286/decision-to-interrupt-second-stage-side-branch-completion-in-thoracoabdominal-branched-aortic-stent-grafting-to-prevent-spinal-cord-ischemia
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Joseph Touma, Bachir Benamara, Hicham Kobeiter, Pascal Desgranges
PURPOSE: To describe voluntary interruption of side-branch completion in staged branched endovascular aneurysm treatment due to uncertainty regarding spinal cord ischemia (SCI) possible onset, based on intraoperative angiography findings. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a staged endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in a 64 year-old patient using a branched endograft with an additional side branch that allows temporary sac perfusion (TASP) to prevent spinal cord ischemia...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372447/gallbladder-perforation-after-closed-thoracoabdominal-trauma-diagnosed-and-treated-by-ercp
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David Ruiz-Clavijo, María Rullan, Marian Casi, Jesús María Urman
Single gallbladder injury after abdominal trauma is a rare finding. Early diagnosis of this disease is often difficult due to the variability of symptoms and unspecific results in the usual radiological tests. The usual management in patients with vesical trauma is surgery. We report a case of a patient with a gallbladder perforation after closed thoracoabdominal trauma diagnosed and treated with ERCP and a conservative management with good clinical evolution.
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366305/off-the-shelf-multibranched-endograft-for-urgent-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Antonio Freyrie, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Stefano Ancetti, Gianluca Faggioli, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to report early and midterm results of endovascular repair of urgent thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by the off-the-shelf multibranched Zenith t-Branch endograft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind). METHODS: Between January 2014 and April 2016, all patients with urgent TAAAs (asymptomatic with diameter >8 cm, symptomatic, or ruptured TAAAs) and aortoiliac anatomic feasibility underwent endovascular repair by t-Branch and were prospectively enrolled...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359794/multilayered-parallel-endografting-for-urgent-endovascular-repair-of-a-severely-angulated-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Sukgu M Han, Sarah Wartman, Sung W Ham, Eric C Kuo, Vincent L Rowe, Fred A Weaver
Total endovascular repair of TAAA using branched, fenestrated stent-grafts have been performed with promising midterm results. However, severe angulation of the aorta as well as close proximity of the visceral and renal artery ostia pose a significant technical challenge in designing and implanting branched, fenestrated stent-grafts. Parallel grafting offers an alternative technique, allowing an urgent, or emergent total endovascular repair of symptomatic, or ruptured TAAA. We describe a technique of 4-vessel incorporation in a total endovascular repair of TAAA, using multi-layered parallel endografting via bilateral femoral and unilateral brachial access...
March 27, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359793/preoperative-hypoalbuminemia-is-a-risk-factor-for-early-and-late-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-endovascular-juxtarenal-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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M Wohlauer, C Brier, Y Kuramochi, M Eagleton
INTRODUCTION: Advances in endovascular aneurysm repair now allow surgeons to treat high risk patients with complex aortic aneurysms. Stringent selection criteria for repair exists from an anatomic and technical perspective, however there is a paucity of literature examining frailty in patients being evaluated for fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR). As a marker of frailty well supported in the literature, we hypothesized that preoperative hypoalbuminemia would increase risk for short-term mortality following endovascular juxtarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair...
March 27, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350484/variability-in-radiation-dose-from-repeat-identical-ct-examinations-longitudinal-analysis-of-2851-patients-undergoing-12-635-thoracoabdominal-ct-scans-in-an-academic-health-system
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Achille Mileto, Rendon C Nelson, Douglas G Larson, Ehsan Samei, Joshua M Wilson, Olav Christianson, Daniele Marin, Daniel T Boll
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct longitudinal analyses of radiation dose data from adult patients undergoing clinically indicated, repeat identical thoracoabdominal CT examinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiation dose data were electronically collected from 2851 subjects undergoing 12,635 repeat identical CT scans (mean number of scans per patient, 4.8; range, 2-33) in one health system. Included CT protocols were chest-abdomen-pelvis with contrast administration (n = 4621 CT studies of 1064 patients), abdomen-pelvis with contrast administration (n = 876 CT studies of 261 patients), renal stone (n = 1053 CT studies of 380 patients), and chest (n = 6085 CT studies of 1146 patients) without contrast administration...
March 28, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346687/itade-flap-after-mastectomy-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-good-choice-for-mid-sized-defects-of-the-chest-wall-based-on-a-systematic-review-of-thoracoabdominal-flaps
#16
René Aloisio da Costa Vieira, Katia Mathias Teixeira da Silva, Idam de Oliveira-Junior, Marcos Alves de Lima
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) is still a common problem in developing countries. Extensive resections are aimed at local control and improving quality of life. Dermofat flaps are an option for medium-sized defects. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the results of a new thoracoabdominal flap (TAF). METHODS: We describe and evaluate an ipsilateral, thoracoabdominal horizontal, dermofat (ITADE) flap performed in patients submitted to mastectomy and immediate reconstruction...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342523/early-experience-with-a-modified-preloaded-system-for-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair
#17
Blandine Maurel, Tim Resch, Rafaelle Spear, Blayne Roeder, Umberto M Bracale, Stephan Haulon, Tara M Mastracci
OBJECTIVE: Preloaded endovascular delivery systems expand the anatomic eligibility for complex aortic repair by requiring only one iliac access vessel and providing a stable platform for guiding sheaths into challenging target vessels. This article reports the lessons learned and early clinical outcomes using a modified preloaded delivery system for fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) in three aortic centers in Europe. METHODS: From October 2015 to March 2016, consecutive patients presenting with extensive aortic aneurysm treated with a modified preloaded FEVAR were prospectively enrolled from three high volume European aortic centers...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342519/evidence-of-use-of-multilayer-flow-modulator-stents-in-treatment-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-and-dissections
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Gustavo S Oderich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341507/endovascular-aortic-repair-for-progressive-chronic-thoracoabdominal-aortic-dissections
#19
Vito Mantese, Shameem Kunhammed
BACKGROUND: Ascending and thoracic aortic dissections progress into thoracoabdominal aneurysms 20-40% of the time, due to the initial aortic injury with associated weakness of the aortic wall. The increased firmness of the intimal flap usually results in a collapsed true lumen that does not spontaneously re-expand even with progressive dilatation of the aorta. In an effort to identify a safe and effective treatment path for this complex disease process, we present 4 cases illustrating successful sequential thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR)...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335107/novel-technique-for-renal-protection-during-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm-repair
#20
Libby Watch, Howard Katzman, Abilio Coello, Athanassios Tsoukas, Michele Taubman, Ignacio Rua
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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