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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534549/-patients-with-vulnerable-coronary-plaques-have-higher-serum-metalloproteinase-1-levels
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G Sánchez Elvira, I Coma-Canella, M Artaiz, J A Páramo, J Barba, J Calabuig
BACKGROUND: Most acute coronary syndromes are caused by the fracture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. These plaques are thin cap fibroatheromas, which can only be detected with invasive coronary imaging techniques. It is necessary to find a non-invasive biomarker of these vulnerable plaques in order to identify patients at risk without a coronary angiography. Metalloproteinase-1 is an enzyme involved in extracellular matrix metabolism which has been correlated with the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques...
April 30, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534339/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-with-feeder-vessels-characteristics-fellow-eye-findings-and-long-term-treatment-outcomes
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Hyun Ji Hwang, Jae Hui Kim, Young Suk Chang, Jong Woo Kim, Chul Gu Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) with feeder vessels and to investigate fellow-eye findings. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included 14 eyes with treatment-naïve PCV accompanied by feeder vessels that were treated with anti-VEGF monotherapy. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at baseline was compared with that at the last follow-up...
May 12, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534120/serum-concentrations-of-mcp-1-and-il-6-in-combination-predict-the-presence-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-mortality-in-subjects-undergoing-coronary-angiography
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Mohammad Tajfard, Latiffah A Latiff, Hamid Reza Rahimi, Mohsen Moohebati, Mehdi Hasanzadeh, Ahmad Sarreshtehdar Emrani, Habibollah Esmaeily, Ali Taghipour, Sayed Reza Mirhafez, Gordon A Ferns, Maryam Mardan-Nik, Elham Mohammadzadeh, Amir Avan, Parichehr Hanachi, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
Cytokines play a key role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of current study was to investigate the relationship between the serum concentrations of 12 cytokines with mortality and extent of CAD in individuals undergoing angiography and healthy controls. 342 CAD patients were recruited and divided into 2 groups: those with ≥50% occlusion in at least one coronary artery [Angiography (+)] or <50% obstruction in coronary arteries [Angiography (-)]. Also 120 healthy subjects were enrolled as control group...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534091/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-with-intersphincteric-resection-and-use-of-fluorescent-angiography-and-a-lighted-urethral-stent-for-distal-rectal-cancer
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A Mabardy, L Lee, A P Valpato, S Atallah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533990/anomalous-origin-of-right-coronary-artery-originating-from-the-pulmonary-trunk-arcapa-an-incidental-finding-in-a-patient-presenting-with-chest-pain
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Pragathi Balakrishna, Michael Illovsky, Youssef M Al-Saghir, Abdul M Minhas
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary trunk (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly with an estimated prevalence of 0.002%. Most patients are asymptomatic and the anomaly is detected incidentally during evaluation for other problems. Occasionally, ARCAPA may lead to myocardial ischemia and/or sudden cardiac arrest. We present a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented to the emergency department with intermittent chest discomfort for three days...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533929/does-ischemic-burden-on-stress-testing-influence-patient-survival-in-subjects-with-known-severe-multi-vessel-cad
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Shey Mukundan, Mark I Travin, Jeffrey M Levsky, Matthew P Liakos, Daniel M Spevack
BACKGROUND: Ischemic burden observed during stress testing has been postulated to predict prognosis irrespective of anatomic atherosclerotic burden observed on angiography. However, it is not known if the stress test result influences the long-term prognosis of subjects with diffuse coronary artery disease. We sought to determine the prognostic importance of stress test false negativity amongst patients with severe multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing stress testing in the previous decade...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533317/cardiovascular-toxicity-of-illicit-anabolic-androgenic-steroid-use
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Aaron L Baggish, Rory B Weiner, Gen Kanayama, James I Hudson, Michael T Lu, Udo Hoffmann, Harrison G Pope
BACKGROUND: Millions of individuals have used illicit anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), but the long-term cardiovascular associations of these drugs remain incompletely understood. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional cohort design, we recruited 140 experienced male weightlifters 34 to 54 years of age, comprising 86 men reporting ≥2 years of cumulative lifetime AAS use and 54 nonusing men. Using transthoracic echocardiography and coronary computed tomography angiography, we assessed 3 primary outcome measures: left ventricular (LV) systolic function (left ventricular ejection fraction), LV diastolic function (early relaxation velocity), and coronary atherosclerosis (coronary artery plaque volume)...
May 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532702/trimetazidine-in-the-prevention-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tarek A Ibrahim, Ramzy H El-Mawardy, Ahmed S El-Serafy, Ehab M El-Fekky
BACKGROUND: Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) may be defined as Acute Renal Failure (ARF) that occurs within 24-72h of exposure to intra-venous or intra-arterial iodinated contrast media that cannot be attributed to other causes. CIN occurs in up to 5% of hospitalized patients with normal renal function prior to injection of contrast media. It occurs more frequently in patients with renal impairment particularly if associated with diabetic nephropathy. Among all procedures utilizing contrast agents for either diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions are associated with the highest rates of CIN...
February 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532693/a-prospective-national-survey-of-coronary-ct-angiography-radiation-doses-in-the-united-kingdom
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Isabel A Castellano, Edward D Nicol, Russell K Bull, Carl A Roobottom, Michelle C Williams, Stephen P Harden
BACKGROUND: Little real-world radiation dose data exist for the majority of cardiovascular CT. Some data have been published for coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) specifically, but they invariably arise from high-volume centres with access to the most recent technology. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to document real-world radiation doses for coronary CTA in the United Kingdom, and to establish their relationship to clinical protocol selection, acquisition heart rate, and scanner technology...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532505/do-small-changes-in-rotation-affect-measurements-of-lower-extremity-limb-alignment
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Amir A Jamali, John P Meehan, Nathan M Moroski, Matthew J Anderson, Ramit Lamba, Carol Parise
BACKGROUND: The alignment of the lower extremity has important implications in the development of knee arthritis. The effect of incremental rotations of the limb on common parameters of alignment has not been studied. The purpose of the study was to (1) determine the standardized neutral position measurements of alignment and (2) determine the effect of rotation on commonly used measurements of alignment. METHODS: Eighty-seven full length CT angiography studies (49 males and 38 females, average age 66 years old) were included...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532265/encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis-edas-in-young-patients-with-cerebrovascular-complications-of-sickle-cell-disease-single-institution-experience
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Michael Winstead, Peter P Sun, Kenneth Martin, Janice Earl, Lynne Neumayr, Carolyn Hoppe, Elliott Vichinsky
Moyamoya syndrome occurs in sickle cell disease (SCD) as a secondary complication of large-artery stenosis. Moyamoya increases the risk of stroke, but its optimal management in SCD is not established.  Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) is a neurosurgical revascularization procedure for moyamoya whose use has been reported in SCD patients. We report the outcomes of 11 patients with SCD systematically evaluated for EDAS by a multidisciplinary team and compare the rate of stroke in patients who received EDAS to those who did not...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531884/pre-interventional-kynurenine-predicts-medium-term-outcome-after-contrast-media-exposure-due-to-coronary-angiography
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Christoph Reichetzeder, Fabian Heunisch, Gina von Einem, Oleg Tsuprykov, Karl-Heinz Kellner, Thomas Dschietzig, Axel Kretschmer, Berthold Hocher
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Contrast induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) remains a serious complication of contrast media enhanced procedures like coronary angiography. There is still a lack of established biomarkers that help to identify patients at high risk for short and long-term complications. The aim of the current study was to evaluate plasma kynurenine as a predictive biomarker for CI-AKI and long-term complications, measured by the combined endpoint "major adverse kidney events" (MAKE) up to 120 days after CM application...
May 25, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531282/near-infrared-spectroscopy-derived-lipid-core-burden-index-predicts-adverse-cardiovascular-outcome-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-during-long-term-follow-up
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Anne-Sophie Schuurman, Maxime Vroegindewey, Isabella Kardys, Rohit M Oemrawsingh, Jin M Cheng, Sanneke de Boer, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evelyn S Regar, Joost Daemen, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Patrick W Serruys, Eric Boersma, K Martijn Akkerhuis
Aims: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is able to quantify cholesterol within coronary arteries by the lipid core burden index (LCBI). We studied the prognostic value of NIRS-derived LCBI in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) for adverse cardiac outcome during long-term follow-up. Methods and results: During 2009-2013, NIRS was performed in a non-culprit artery of 275 patients undergoing coronary angiography for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or stable angina...
May 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530488/the-effect-of-angiojet-rheolytic-thrombectomy-in-the-endovascular-treatment-of-lower-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Mert Dumantepe, Ibrahim Uyar
Objective To evaluate the clinical safety and effectiveness of percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy in patients with acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. Method Sixty-eight consecutive patients with acute massive lower extremity deep venous thrombosis were included in this retrospective study. A percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy device (Angiojet ® Rheolytic thrombectomy catheter, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) was used in all patients in an angiography suite through ipsilateral popliteal vein access...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530159/curative-and-adjunctive-avm-onyx-embolization-of-avms-through-the-choroidal-arteries
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Xianli Lv, Xiulan Hu, Wei Li, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
Objective The anterior or posterior choroidal artery is often recruited to supply deep location arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). This study is to report curative and adjunctive AVM Onyx embolization through these arteries. Methods This study retrospectively reviewed six patients with cerebral AVMs who underwent endovascular embolization through the choroidal arteries between October 2015 and October 2016. Embolization was performed as a curative procedure in five patients and adjunctive procedure in one patient...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530025/vasa-vasorum-induced-lad-dissection-and-haematoma-in-an-anterior-stemi-patient-with-nearly-normal-angiography-the-role-of-oct
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Dan Mircea Olinic, Mihail Spinu, Calin Homorodean, Maria Olinic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529940/coronary-artery-aneurysms-a-review-of-the-epidemiology-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Sara Abou Sherif, Ozge Ozden Tok, Özgür Taşköylü, Omer Goktekin, Ismail Dogu Kilic
Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are uncommon and describe a localized dilatation of a coronary artery segment more than 1.5-fold compared with adjacent normal segments. The incidence of CAAs varies from 0.3 to 5.3%. Ever since the dawn of the interventional era, CAAs have been increasingly diagnosed on coronary angiography. Causative factors include atherosclerosis, Takayasu arteritis, congenital disorders, Kawasaki disease (KD), and percutaneous coronary intervention. The natural history of CAAs remains unclear; however, several recent studies have postulated the underlying molecular mechanisms of CAAs, and genome-wide association studies have revealed several genetic predispositions to CAA...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529701/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Bandello, Riccardo Sacconi, Lea Querques, Eleonora Corbelli, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Giuseppe Querques
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most important cause of vision loss in elderly people, is a degenerative disorder of the central retina with a multifactorial etiopathology. AMD is classified in dry AMD (d-AMD) or neovascular AMD depending on the presence of choroidal neovascularization. Currently, no therapy is approved for geographic atrophy, the late form of d-AMD, because no treatment can restore the damage of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) or photoreceptors. For this reason, all treatment approaches in d-AMD are only likely to prevent and slow down the progression of existing atrophy...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529045/influence-of-preoperative-imaging-on-fibula-free-flap-harvesting
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R Gryseleyn, M Schlund, P Pigache, T Wojcik, G Raoul, J Ferri
INTRODUCTION: The fibula free flap (FFF) is the gold standard for the reconstruction of large maxillofacial defects. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) seems to supersede digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the reference in preoperative evaluation, being non-invasive and having equivalent diagnostic results. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of preoperative MRA versus DSA on the viability of FFF and its success rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 216 patients, who underwent mandibular or maxillary FFF reconstruction from January 1995 to January 2011, were retrospectively included in the study...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528881/impact-of-calcium-score-on-agreement-between-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-invasive-coronary-angiography
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José Alberto de Agustín, José Juan Gómez de Diego, Pedro Marcos-Alberca, Patricia Mahía, José Luis Rodrigo, María Luaces, Iván Javier Núñez-Gil, Joaquín Ferreiros, Ana Bustos, Beatriz Cabeza, Miguel Ángel García-Fernández, Carlos Macaya, Leopoldo Pérez de Isla
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has been demonstrated as a feasible alternative to invasive coronary angiography (ICA). However, contradictory results have been reported regarding the effect of coronary artery calcium score (CS) on the diagnostic accuracy of MDCT. Our aim was to assess the agreement of MDCT and ICA and to evaluate the influence of CS on this agreement. METHODS: We enrolled 266 consecutive patients who underwent evaluation with 64-slice MDCT and ICA...
May 18, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
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