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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649102/-aging-and-homeostasis-chronic-inflammation-and-aging
#1
Hiroshi Akazawa
Chronic inflammation is one of the common pathological bases underlying aging and aging-related diseases. Recently, it was reported that complement C1q, a crucial regulator of innate immunity, is deeply involved in the pathogenesis of aging-related sarcopenia, heart failure, and hypertension-induced aortic remodeling. In this review, the role and function of chronic inflammation in aging and aging-related diseases will be summarized.
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648532/the-stent-is-not-to-blame-lessons-learned-with-a-simplified-us-version-of-the-frozen-elephant-trunk
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Ourania Preventza, Joseph S Coselli, Jessica Mayor, Katherine Simpson, Julius Carillo, Matt D Price, Lorraine D Cornwell, Shuab Omer, Kim I de la Cruz, Faisal G Bakaeen, Arin Jobe
BACKGROUND: We analyzed trends, assessed outcomes and lessons learned, and investigated whether using a simplified US version of the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique to treat complex arch pathology poses additional risk. METHODS: From 2010 to 2015, we performed 129 consecutive ET procedures (traditional ET [t-ET], n = 92 [71.3%]; FET, n = 37 [28.7%]) for chronic dissecting (n = 62 [48.1%]) and atherosclerotic aneurysms (n = 67 [51.9%]). A stepwise logistic regression model using preoperative and intraoperative variables was created to analyze the outcomes...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648482/comparison-of-intravascular-ultrasound-and-centerline-computed-tomography-determined-aortic-diameters-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#3
Sukgu M Han, Ramsey S Elsayed, Sung W Ham, Anuj Mahajan, Fernando Fleischman, Vincent L Rowe, Mark J Cunningham, Fred A Weaver
BACKGROUND: Accurate sizing of stent grafts during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is critical for a successful outcome. Centerline measurements using three-dimensional reconstruction of preoperative computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the current standard for stent graft sizing. However, this technique is predicated on an idealized straightened aorta and does not account for the variability in the aortic diameter during the cardiac cycle or the overall status of the patient's volume...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648480/a-10-year-institutional-experience-with-open-branched-graft-reconstruction-of-aortic-aneurysms-in-connective-tissue-disorders-versus-degenerative-disease
#4
Caitlin W Hicks, Jennifer Lue, Natalia O Glebova, Bryan A Ehlert, James H Black
OBJECTIVE: Aortic reconstruction for complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) can be challenging, especially in patients with connective tissue disorders (CTDs) in whom tissue fragility is a major concern. Branched graft reconstruction is a more complex operation compared with inclusion patch repair of the aorta but is frequently necessary in patients with CTDs or other pathologies because of anatomic reasons. We describe our institutional experience with open branched graft reconstruction of aortic aneurysms and compare outcomes for patients with CTDs vs degenerative pathologies...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648025/-comparison-of-aortic-valve-dysfunction-and-ascending-aorta-dimension-between-patients-with-different-bicuspid-aortic-valve-morphology
#5
X S Ren, Y T Yu, K Liu, Z H Hou, Y Gao, W H Yin, B Lyu
Objective: To compare the characteristics of aortic valve dysfunction and ascending aorta dimension in patients with different bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) morphology. Methods: A total of 197 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement between April 2014 and March 2015 and were diagnosed with BAV by pathology were included, and their clinical data were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into raphe(+) group(109 cases) and raphe(-) group(88 cases) according to the presence or absence of raphe, and L-R group(fusion of left and right cusp, 125 cases) and L/R-N group(fusion of left or right and noncoronary cusp, 72 cases) according to fusion type of the cusps...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647195/adapting-to-a-total-endovascular-approach-for-complex-aortic-aneurysm-repair-outcomes-after-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
#6
Jacob Budtz-Lilly, Anders Wanhainen, Jacob Eriksson, Kevin Mani
OBJECTIVE: This study reports the feasibility of adopting a total endovascular approach for the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) at a European aortic center and compares the short- and midterm results against those from large and multicenter studies. METHODS: All patients treated endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) for juxta/pararenal AAAs or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs), both elective and acute, as well as reoperations, from 2010 to 2015 were included...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646716/histopathologic-differences-partially-distinguish-syndromic-aortic-diseases
#7
Kevin M Waters, Lisa M Rooper, Andrew Guajardo, Marc K Halushka
A variety of syndromic diseases such as Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and bicuspid aortic valve with aneurysm along with risk factors of smoking and hypertension result in ascending aortic aneurysms and dissections. Historically, a complicated variety of terms have been used to describe a range of histopathologies that are present in resected specimens. As a result, no consistent patterns of histopathology have been reported. We used the recent Society for Cardiovascular Pathology/Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology consensus statement on nomenclature and diagnostic criteria for noninflammatory aortic disease to blindly evaluate 148 surgically resected specimens...
June 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646403/routine-ct-angiography-to-detect-severe-coronary-artery-disease-prior-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#8
S Chava, G Gentchos, A Abernethy, B Leavitt, E Terrien, H L Dauerman
Patients undergoing TAVR undergo routine CT angiography (CTA) to assess aorto-iliac pathology and annular dimensions. While coronary CTA may exclude severe CAD in younger patients, its efficacy in defining CAD severity prior to TAVR may be limited. We retrospectively studied 50 consecutive patients undergoing both invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and routine pre-TAVR CTA. Severe CAD was defined as ≥50% stenosis by quantitative coronary angiography and compared to a blinded CTA visual estimation of ≥50% stenosis...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646121/at1-receptor-blockade-attenuates-outward-aortic-remodeling-associated-with-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
#9
Friedrich Krueger, Kai Kappert, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Frederike Kramer, Markus Clemenz, Aleksandra Grzesiak, Manuela Sommerfeld, Jan Paul Bernhard Frese, Andreas Greiner, Ulrich Kintscher, Thomas Unger, Elena Kaschina
The renin-angiotensin-system and obesity have been implicated in vascular outward remodeling, including aneurysms, but the precise mechanisms are yet not understood. We investigated the effect of the angiotensin AT1-receptor antagonist telmisartan on aortic outward remodeling in a diet-induced obesity-model in mice. C57/Black6J mice were fed with either a low-fat diet (LFD), or a high-fat diet (HFD) for 14 weeks. One group of HFD-mice was additionally exposed to telmisartan (3mg/kg/d) for the last 4 weeks. HFD led to aortic outward remodeling, characterized by increased proteolysis, along with structural changes, such as fragmentation of elastic fibres, and decreased elastin content...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645924/anterior-abdominal-wall-extraosseous-osteosarcoma-occurring-40-years-after-para-aortic-irradiation
#10
Muhammad Furrukh, Asim Qureshi, Nadira Mamoon, Menahil Fatima
Extraskeletal osteosarcomas (OSs) are highly malignant soft tissue tumours associated with a poor prognosis. Only a few records of these rare aggressive neoplasms have been reported in the literature.We describe the case of a 49-year-old man, who presented to our tertiary care centre with a painful isolated lump around the umbilicus. After surgical biopsy, imaging and subsequent pathological analysis, the swelling was diagnosed to be a localised extraskeletal OS. He received previous radiation as treatment for testicular seminoma 40 years ago, which has been in remission ever since...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643478/critical-role-of-tnf-inhibition-in-combination-therapy-for-elderly-mice-with-atherosclerosis
#11
Kyung-Yeon Park, Tae-Hwe Heo
We have previously shown that the combination of pravastatin and sarpogrelate is synergistically beneficial for atherosclerosis. In this study, we investigated whether the pravastatin-sarpogrelate combination was sufficient for treatment in an old mouse model of atherosclerosis or if additional intervention would be needed to address the newly included aging factor and its complex pathophysiological impact on the atherosclerogenic state. We added an anti-TNF biologic to the combination treatment cocktail because of the known pathologic roles of TNF in the aging process...
June 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643474/long-term-failure-of-amplatzer-plugs-in-the-treatment-of-aortic-pathology
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Jeremy Song, Benjamin Ascherman, Kyle W Eudailey, Monir Mohar, Michael Argenziano, Hiroo Takayama, Isaac George
We present two cases of Amplatzer® device deployment that exhibited long-term failure necessitating surgical correction. The first case illustrates recanalization of a ruptured Valsalva aneurysm with worsening aortic insufficiency after percutaneous repair with the Amplatzer Vascular Plugs and Amplatzer duct occluder, while the second case illustrates recanalization after deployment of the Amplatzer septal occluder in a patient with a pseudoaneursym in a bovine aorta after type I aortic dissection repair. These two cases illustrate the potential long-term complications and limitations in durability with these devices...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641980/cardiomyocyte-specific-overexpression-of-a-37-amino-acid-domain-of-regulator-of-g-protein-signalling-2-inhibits-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-improves-function-in-response-to-pressure-overload-in-mice
#13
Katherine N Lee, Xiangru Lu, Chau Nguyen, Qingping Feng, Peter Chidiac
Regulator of G protein signalling 2 (RGS2) is known to play a protective role in maladaptive cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure via its ability to inhibit Gq and Gs mediated GPCR signalling. We previously demonstrated that RGS2 can also inhibit protein translation and can thereby attenuate cell growth. This G protein-independent inhibitory effect has been mapped to a 37 amino acid domain (RGS2(eb)) within RGS2 that binds to eukaryotic initiation factor 2B (eIF2B). When expressed in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes, RGS2(eb) attenuates both protein synthesis and hypertrophy induced by Gq- and Gs- activating agents...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641275/a-case-series-of-surgically-diagnosed-idiopathic-aortitis-in-a-canadian-centre-a-retrospective-study
#14
Diane L Murzin, Eric C Belanger, John P Veinot, Nataliya Milman
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic aortitis became recognized relatively recently, and the body of knowledge concerning this condition is scarce. We aimed to determine the frequency of idiopathic aortitis in aortic specimens, the clinical, laboratory and radiologic characteristics at diagnosis and during follow-up, and the approach to investigation, treatment and monitoring taken by the treating physicians. METHODS: We identified cases of aortitis diagnosed on pathological specimens of the aorta between Jan...
June 19, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640767/surgical-and-pathological-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-abdominal-radical-hysterectomy-with-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-and-or-para-aortic-lymph-node-sampling-for-bulky-early-stage-cervical-cancer
#15
Tao Zhu, Xi Chen, Jianqing Zhu, Yaqing Chen, Aijun Yu, Lu Chen, Huafeng Shou, Meijuan Wu, Ping Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility, morbidity, and recurrence rate of total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (LRH) with those of abdominal radical hysterectomy (ARH) for bulky early-stage cervical cancer. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 112 patients with stage IB1 or IIA2 cervical cancer in which the tumor diameter was 3 cm or greater. All patients underwent LRH (n = 30) or ARH (n = 82) with pelvic lymphadenectomy and/or para-aortic lymph node sampling between May 2011 and November 2014...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640443/pathophysiology-of-aortic-stenosis-and-mitral-regurgitation
#16
Gianluca L Perrucci, Marco Zanobini, Paola Gripari, Paola Songia, Bayan Alshaikh, Elena Tremoli, Paolo Poggio
The global impact of the spectrum of valve diseases is a crucial, fast-growing, and underrecognized health problem. The most prevalent valve diseases, requiring surgical intervention, are represented by calcific and degenerative processes occurring in heart valves, in particular, aortic and mitral valve. Due to the increasing elderly population, these pathologies will gain weight in the global health burden. The two most common valve diseases are aortic valve stenosis (AVS) and mitral valve regurgitation (MR)...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639771/-post-myocardial-infarction-ventricular-septal-defect
#17
Florian Rey, Fabio Rigamonti, Jawad Chaara, Hajo Müller, Pascal Meier, Marco Roffi, Stéphane Noble
Post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect corresponds to the rupture of the ventricular septum between the healthy and infarcted parts. It is a rare complication still associated with a high mortality rate. Its diagnostic should be evoked in case of pathologic cardiac auscultation and confirmed by emergent transthoracic echocardiography. Hemodynamic stabilisation, mainly with the insertion of an intra-aortic balloon pump is the first step in the management. The subsequent modality of closure, either surgical or transcatheter, as well as the ideal timing should be discussed in the Heart team...
May 24, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637928/the-long-noncoding-rna-wisper-controls-cardiac-fibrosis-and-remodeling
#18
Rudi Micheletti, Isabelle Plaisance, Brian J Abraham, Alexandre Sarre, Ching-Chia Ting, Michael Alexanian, Daniel Maric, Damien Maison, Mohamed Nemir, Richard A Young, Blanche Schroen, Arantxa González, Samir Ounzain, Thierry Pedrazzini
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as powerful regulators of cardiac development and disease. However, our understanding of the importance of these molecules in cardiac fibrosis is limited. Using an integrated genomic screen, we identified Wisper (Wisp2 super-enhancer-associated RNA) as a cardiac fibroblast-enriched lncRNA that regulates cardiac fibrosis after injury. Wisper expression was correlated with cardiac fibrosis both in a murine model of myocardial infarction (MI) and in heart tissue from human patients suffering from aortic stenosis...
June 21, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637706/endothelial-mineralocorticoid-receptor-contributes-to-systolic-dysfunction-induced-by-pressure-overload-without-modulating-cardiac-hypertrophy-or-inflammation
#19
Ane M Salvador, M Elizabeth Moss, Mark Aronovitz, Kathleen B Mueller, Robert M Blanton, Iris Z Jaffe, Pilar Alcaide
Heart Failure (HF) is associated with increased circulating levels of aldosterone and systemic inflammation. Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists block aldosterone action and decrease mortality in patients with congestive HF However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of MR antagonists remain unclear. MR is expressed in all cell types in the heart, including the endothelial cells (EC), in which aldosterone induces the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1)...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633398/a-novel-system-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-annular-dilation-an-ex-vivo-investigation
#20
Pallav Shah, Claudia Romagnoni, Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Monica Contino, Alan Menkis, Guido Gelpi, Gianfranco B Fiore, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
OBJECTIVES: The main reason for aortic repair failures is recurrent annular dilatation. The fibrous portion of left ventricular outflow tract dilates. A novel device was designed to tackle this problem. METHODS: The device consists of an internal ring applied at the aortic annulus plus an external flexible band at the level of the aortic root. The internal ring has a semi-rigid portion (40%, placed at ventriculo-arterial junction) and a flexible portion to allow it to conform along the curves of the non-coronary/right coronary leaflet and right coronary/left coronary leaflet commissures...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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