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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932438/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-extrahepatic-bile-duct-with-metachronous-para-aortic-lymph-node-metastasis-successfully-treated-with-s-1-plus-cisplatin
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Ryohei Nishiguchi, Dal Ho Kim, Masayuki Honda, Tsuguo Sakamoto
The most common histological classification of bile duct cancer is adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is relatively rare. We report a case of a 78-year-old man with SCC of the extrahepatic bile duct associated with metachronous para-aortic lymph node metastasis. He had undergone subtotal stomach-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy. The pathological findings demonstrated moderately differentiated SCC of the distal extrahepatic bile duct (T1N1M0, stage IIB). 6 months after surgery, recurrence of the para-aortic lymph node was shown in abdominal CT...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923487/reimplantation-of-the-aortic-valve-at-20%C3%A2-years
#2
Tirone E David, Carolyn M David, Christopher M Feindel, Cedric Manlhiot
OBJECTIVE: To provide additional information on clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after reimplantation of the aortic valve (RAV) in patients with aortic root aneurysm. METHODS: All 333 patients who underwent RAV at our hospital between 1989 and 2012 were followed prospectively with periodical clinical assessment and echocardiography. The mean duration of clinical follow-up was 10.3 ± 6.8 years, and follow-up was completed within 2 years before this report...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920981/infective-endocarditis-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-diagnosed-simultaneously
#3
Fujiko Morita, Yuji Hirai, Kiyozumi Suzuki, Yuki Uehara, Kazunori Mitsuhashi, Atsushi Amano, Toshio Naito
Poor dentition and/or dental infection due to insufficient oral care are presumed to be risk factors for infective endocarditis (IE). We present a case of endocarditis caused by Granulicatella adiacens and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) with oral complications diagnosed simultaneously. A 67-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with fever, general fatigue, arthralgia, and back pain. She was diagnosed with primary SS according to the criteria of the American-European Consensus Group. Transthoracic echocardiography carried out to examine her persistent fever revealed vegetation formation (14 × 5 mm) on the aortic valve and her blood cultures were positive for G...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920845/the-great-imitator-igg4-periaortitis-masquerading-as-an-acute-aortic-syndrome-on-computed-tomographic-angiography
#4
Drew W Moore, Neil J Hansen, Dominick J DiMaio, William L Harrison
We present the case of a 52-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with chest and neck pain. Initial cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging shows an abnormal flow void in the left vertebral artery, which prompted a computed tomographic angiogram. This demonstrated a hyperdense thickened ascending aortic wall, which extended into the great vessel origins. Clinically and radiographically interpreted as an acute aortic syndrome and/or intramural hematoma, the patient underwent ascending aortic repair with graft...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919417/multidirectional-wss-disturbances-in-stenotic-turbulent-flows-a-pre-and-post-intervention-study-in-an-aortic-coarctation
#5
Magnus Andersson, Jonas Lantz, Tino Ebbers, Matts Karlsson
Wall shear stress (WSS) disturbances are commonly expressed at sites of abnormal flow obstructions and may play an essential role in the pathogenesis of various vascular diseases. In laminar flows these disturbances have recently been assessed by the transverse wall shear stress (transWSS), which accounts for the WSS multidirectionality. Site-specific estimations of WSS disturbances in pulsatile transitional and turbulent type of flows are more challenging due to continuous and unpredictable changes in WSS behavior...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919270/delayed-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-air-emboli-after-open-heart-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-a-success-story
#6
Eva Niyibizi, Guillaume Elyes Kembi, Claude Lae, Rodrigue Pignel, Tornike Sologashvili
BACKGROUND: The current case describes a rare diagnosis of iatrogenic air emboli after elective cardiopulmonary bypass that was successfully treated with delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with good clinical evolution in spite of rare complications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35 years old male was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for post-operative management after being placed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for an elective ventricular septal defect closure and aortic valvuloplasty...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914636/open-surgical-repair-remains-the-gold-standard-for-treating-aortic-arch-pathology
#7
Vishal Khullar, Hartzell V Schaff, Joseph A Dearani, Richard C Daly, Kevin L Greason, Lyle D Joyce, Alberto Pochettino
BACKGROUND: Endovascular arch repair technology is driven in large part by the assumption that open arch operations are high-risk. We wanted to evaluate the clinical results of open arch reconstruction in the modern era in a large group practice. METHODS: From October 2003 to June 2014, 567 patients underwent aortic arch operations: hemiarch repair was performed in 429 patients (75.7%; group A), total arch repair in 129 (22.7%; group B), and patch repair in the remaining 9 (1...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912208/smad-nuclear-interacting-protein-1-acts-as-a-protective-regulator-of-pressure-overload-induced-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy
#8
Yu-Yan Lu, Da-Chun Xu, Yi-Fan Zhao, Guo-Fu Zhu, Meng-Yun Zhu, Wei-Jing Liu, Xue-Jing Yu, Wei Chen, Zheng Liu, Ya-Wei Xu
BACKGROUND: Smad nuclear interacting protein 1 (SNIP1) plays a critical role in cell proliferation, transformation of embryonic fibroblasts, and immune regulation. However, the role of SNIP1 in cardiac hypertrophy remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here we examined the role of SNIP1 in pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and its mechanisms. Our results demonstrated that SNIP1 expression was downregulated in human dilated cardiomyopathic hearts, aortic banding-induced mice hearts, and angiotensin II-treated cardiomyocytes...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911412/reproducible-arterial-denudation-injury-by-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-clamping-in-a-murine-model
#9
Aditya S Shirali, Austin I McDonald, Julia J Mack, M Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Percutaneous vascular interventions uniformly result in arterial denudation injuries that subsequently lead to thrombosis and restenosis. These complications can be attributed to impairments in re-endothelialization within the wound margins. Yet, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of re-endothelialization remain to be defined. While several animal models to study re-endothelialization after arterial denudation are available, few are performed in the mouse because of surgical limitations. This undermines the opportunity to exploit transgenic mouse lines and investigate the contribution of specific genes to the process of re-endothelialization...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910812/inflammatory-markers-associated-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#10
Sarah Lindberg, Moncef Zarrouk, Jan Holst, Anders Gottsäter
PURPOSE: Inflammation with leukocytic infiltration, degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM), and depletion of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) are pathological hallmarks of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The aim of this study was to further evaluate relationships between AAA and inflammatory biomarkers, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), endothelin-1 (ET-1) and soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), by comparing levels in 65-year-old men with and without AAA at ultrasound screening...
September 1, 2016: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908891/the-paraoxonase-gene-cluster-protects-against-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-formation
#11
Yun-Fei Yan, Jian-Fei Pei, Ran Zhang, Fang Wang, Peng Gao, Zhu-Qin Zhang, Ting-Ting Wang, Yang Zhang, Zhi-Gang She, Hou-Zao Chen, De-Pei Liu
OBJECTIVE: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a life-threatening vascular pathology, the pathogenesis of which is closely related to oxidative stress. However, an effective pharmaceutical treatment is lacking because the exact cause of AAA remains unknown. Here, we aimed at delineating the role of the paraoxonases (PONs) gene cluster (PC), which prevents atherosclerosis through the detoxification of oxidized substrates, in AAA formation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: PC transgenic (Tg) mice were crossed to an Apoe(-/-) background, and an angiotensin II-induced AAA mouse model was used to analyze the effect of the PC on AAA formation...
December 1, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906627/oxidized-low-density-lipoproteins-enhance-expression-and-activity-of-cd39-and-cd73-in-the-human-aortic-valve-endothelium
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Ewa Kaniewska-Bednarczuk, Michał Mielcarek, Adrian H Chester, Ewa M Slominska, Magdi H Yacoub, Ryszard T Smolenski
Extracellular nucleotides regulate thrombosis, inflammation, and immune response. Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1 (CD39) and ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) convert extracellular nucleotides in a sequential order: ATP to ADP, AMP, and then to adenosine. In this study, we aimed to test an effect of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) on CD39 and CD73 in endothelial cells. Human aortic valve endothelial cells were exposed to ox-LDL for 24-48 h. Next, the activity, protein expression, and mRNA transcripts level of CD39 and CD73 were characterized by an incubation with ATP or AMP followed by high-performance liquid chromatography analysis of media as well as western blots and qPCR...
December 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903477/simultaneous-endovascular-repair-for-thoracic-and-abdominal-aortic-pathologies-early-and-mid-term-results
#13
Yuanyuan Guo, Hongbo Cai, Bin Yang, Hui Jin
OBJECTIVES: To analyse information from a single clinical centre, evaluating early and mid-term results of simultaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for co-existing thoracic and abdominal aortic pathologies. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2014, 13 patients (8 men, 5 women; mean age, 75.3 years, range, 69-82 years) with concomitant thoracic and abdominal aortic disease (aneurysms, type B dissection, penetrating aortic ulcers) were treated with simultaneous TEVAR and EVAR...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900728/distant-lymph-node-metastases-caused-by-esophageal-cancer-invasion-to-the-lamina-propria-a-case-report
#14
Satoshi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Yu Nakaji, Kensuke Kudou, Ryosuke Tsutsumi, Sho Nishimura, Shingo Akiyama, Hirotada Tajiri, Takafumi Yukaya, Kimihiro Tanaka, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Kippei Ohgaki, Hideto Sonoda, Minako Hirahashi, Eiji Oki, Masaru Morita, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Pathological examination after endoscopic submucosal dissection revealed that a 62-year-old male had esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with lamina propria mucosal invasion and lymphatic permeation. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient underwent subtotal esophagectomy and reconstruction as an additional therapy. At 3 years and 4 months after esophagectomy, enlargement of abdominal para-aortic lymph nodes metastases was detected by computed tomography scanning...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893734/an-ipsc-derived-vascular-model-of-marfan-syndrome-identifies-key-mediators-of-smooth-muscle-cell-death
#15
Alessandra Granata, Felipe Serrano, William George Bernard, Madeline McNamara, Lucinda Low, Priya Sastry, Sanjay Sinha
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a heritable connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in FBN1, which encodes the extracellular matrix protein fibrillin-1. To investigate the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysms in MFS, we generated a vascular model derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (MFS-hiPSCs). Our MFS-hiPSC-derived smooth muscle cells (SMCs) recapitulated the pathology seen in Marfan aortas, including defects in fibrillin-1 accumulation, extracellular matrix degradation, transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling, contraction and apoptosis; abnormalities were corrected by CRISPR-based editing of the FBN1 mutation...
November 28, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893667/abdominal-compartment-syndrome-after-endovascular-repair-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-leads-to-acute-intestinal-necrosis-case-report
#16
Xiyang Chen, Jichun Zhao, Bin Huang, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Yukui Ma
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) after endovascular repair (EVAR) of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) is a rare emergency situation, which has a high mortality. However, the progression of ACS is rapid and the diagnosis is usually been delayed, which increase the difficulties in treatment and affect the prognosis. We describe a case of a sever complication (acute intestinal necrosis) resulting from ACS after endovascular repair of rAAA. CLINICAL FINDING: An elderly man, 81 years old, complained a sudden lower abdominal and back pain without any predisposing cause...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890847/fenestrated-and-branched-stent-grafting-in-complex-aneurysmatic-aortic-disease-a-single-center-early-experience
#17
Georgios D Vourliotakis, Vasileios D Tzilalis, Panagiotis G Theodoridis, Charalampos S Stoumpos, Dimitrios G Kamvysis, Giannis G Kantounakis
PURPOSE: To present our early experience and highlight the technical difficulties associated with the use of fenestrated and branched stent-grafts to treat patients with juxta-, para-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA). METHODS: A prospectively held database maintained at our department, was queried for patients who have undergone branched and fenestrated stent-grafting for AAA or TAAA treatment. Indication for repair, co-morbidity precluding open repair, technical challenges associated with the repair, as well as operative mortality, morbidity and re-intervention rate were evaluated...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889285/aberrant-left-vertebral-artery-transposition-and-concomitant-carotid-subclavian-bypass-for-treatment-of-acute-intramural-hematoma-with-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#18
Sheila N Blumberg, Mark A Adelman, Thomas S Maldonado
Aberrant left vertebral artery (LVA) origin off the aortic arch is an uncommon anatomic variant. Treatment of the thoracic aortic pathology that necessitates its coverage has not been described. We present a patient with an acute intramural hematoma with a dominant LVA originating from the aortic arch. A LVA-to-carotid artery transposition with shunt placement, carotid-to-subclavian bypass, and thoracic endovascular aortic repair were performed. The patient recovered uneventfully, without any evidence of stroke...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887725/a-calcified-polymeric-valve-for-valve-in-valve-applications
#19
Ahmad Falahatpisheh, Daisuke Morisawa, Taraz T Toosky, Arash Kheradvar
The prevalence of aortic valve stenosis (AS) is increasing in the aging society. More recently, novel treatments and devices for AS, especially transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have significantly changed the therapeutic approach to this disease. Research and development related to TAVR require testing these devices in the calcified heart valves that closely mimic a native calcific valve. However, no animal model of AS has yet been available. Alternatively, animals with normal aortic valve that are currently used for TAVR experiments do not closely replicate the aortic valve pathology required for proper testing of these devices...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884484/ross-hybrid-arch-and-frozen-elephant-trunk-reconstruction-for-late-complications-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-and-aortopathy
#20
Matthew Valdis, Gaetano DeRose, Linrui Guo, Michael W A Chu
Young patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease and aortopathy remain a clinical challenge, with many requiring multiple corrective operations throughout their lifetimes. Innovative surgical approaches are often required to address complex aortic pathologic conditions but leave patients at risk for reintervention, lifelong anticoagulation, and suboptimal hemodynamics. We describe an active 44-year-old female triathlete with recurrent bicuspid aortic stenosis, a small aortic root, a hypoplastic aortic arch and complex distal arch, and a descending aortic aneurysm, who underwent a single-stage reconstruction with a combined Ross procedure, hybrid arch, and frozen elephant trunk reconstruction...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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