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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351655/establishing-diagnostic-reference-levels-for-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-in-saudi-arabia
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Ali B Alhailiy, Peter L Kench, Mark F McEntee, Patrick C Brennan, Elaine A Ryan
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a commonly used diagnostic imaging tool for cardiovascular disease. Despite constant improvements to imaging technologies, the radiation dose to patients remains a concern when using this procedure. Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are used as a trigger to identify and alert individual facilities that are using high doses during CT. This study aims to assess patient radiation dose and establish new national DRLs (NDRL) associated with CCTA in Saudi clinical practices...
January 17, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351624/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-work-place-bullying
#2
Halla Malik, Nadarajah Kangaharan, Ian Agahari
Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a condition of transient left ventricular dysfunction precipitated by acute physical or emotional stress. The pathogenesis of TC is not well understood, but it is known to predominantly affect postmenopausal women in the context of physical or emotional triggers. Aims: To describe a case of TC with an association to a never previously described work place stressor of bullying. Case Report: A 48-year-old female lawyer developed acute chest pain after experiencing significant emotional distress at a workplace meeting...
January 17, 2018: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351615/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-computed-tomography-and-computed-tomography-angiography-in-prosthetic-heart-valve-endocarditis-from-guidelines-to-clinical-practice
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Laurens E Swart, Asbjørn M Scholtens, Wilco Tanis, Koen Nieman, Ad J J C Bogers, Fred J Verzijlbergen, Gabriel P Krestin, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Ricardo P J Budde
The timely diagnosis of prosthetic heart valve endocarditis remains challenging yet of utmost importance. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) positron emission/computed tomography (PET/CT) and cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) were recently introduced as additional diagnostic tools in the most recent ESC guidelines on infective endocarditis. However, how to interpret PET/CT findings with regard to what is to be considered abnormal, what the potential confounders may be, as well as which patients benefit most from these additional imaging techniques and how to best perform them in these often-complex patients, remains unclear...
January 16, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351284/magnetic-resonance-angiography-with-compressed-sensing-an-evaluation-of-moyamoya-disease
#4
Takayuki Yamamoto, Tomohisa Okada, Yasutaka Fushimi, Akira Yamamoto, Koji Fujimoto, Sachi Okuchi, Hikaru Fukutomi, Jun C Takahashi, Takeshi Funaki, Susumu Miyamoto, Aurélien F Stalder, Yutaka Natsuaki, Peter Speier, Kaori Togashi
Compressed sensing (CS) reconstructions of under-sampled measurements generate missing data based on assumptions of image sparsity. Non-contrast time-of-flight MR angiography (TOF-MRA) is a good candidate for CS based acceleration, as MRA images feature bright trees of sparse vessels over a well-suppressed anatomical background signal. A short scan time derived from CS is beneficial for patients of moyamoya disease (MMD) because of the frequency of MR scans. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of TOF-MRA with CS in the evaluation of MMD...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351135/angiography-and-embolization-in-the-management-of-bleeding-pelvic-fractures
#5
Rahul Vaidya, Jacob Waldron, Alesha Scott, Kerellos Nasr
The use, timing, and priority of angioembolization in the management of bleeding pelvic fractures remain ambiguous. The most common vessels for angioembolization are, in decreasing order, the internal iliac artery and its branches, the superior gluteal artery, the obturator artery, and the internal pudendal artery. Technical success rates for this treatment option range from 74% to 100%. The fracture patterns most commonly requiring angioembolization are the Young and Burgess lateral compression and anterior-posterior compression types and Tile type C...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351006/associations-between-microalbuminuria-and-parameters-of-flow-mediated-vasodilatation-obtained-by-continuous-measurement-approaches
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Rie Koyoshi, Yuka Hitaka-Yoshimine, Yuhei Shiga, Takashi Kuwano, Makoto Sugihara, Amane Ike, Atsushi Iwata, Hideto Sako, Natsumi Morito, Akira Kawamura, Shin-Ichiro Miura
The associations between microalbuminuria and various parameters of flow-mediated vasodilatation (FMD) are not completely understood. We retrospectively analyzed 265 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography and in whom we could measure FMD and the urine albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR). Using 15 continuous measurement approaches, we measured FMD as the magnitude of the percentage change in the brachial artery diameter from baseline to peak (bFMD), the maximum FMD rate calculated as the maximal slope of dilation (FMD-MDR), and the integrated FMD response calculated as the area under the dilation curve during the 60- and 120-s dilation periods (FMD-AUC60 and FMD-AUC120)...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350674/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-an-ultra-centenarian-woman
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Laura Bonfanti, Silvia Buratti, Luigi Vignali, Giuseppe Lippi, Franco Masini, Michele Bianconcini, Gianfranco Cervellin
A 101 years-old woman was admitted to our Emergency Department (ED) for acute dyspnea which onset nearly two hours before presentation. She had been on hydrochlorothyazyde-amiloride therapy due to mild hypertension. No other relevant features were present in the clinical history. The old lady had never been admitted to the hospital, and she was still living alone. A few days before hospital admission, one of the daughters became ill, so that a caregiver was paid for assisting her 12/24. This new circumstance was reluctantly accepted by the old lady...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350660/rest-2d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-may-be-a-sensitive-but-nonspecific-test-for-detection-of-significant-coronary-artery-disease
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Mohammad Parsa Mahjoob, Saeed Alipour Parsa, Asghar Mazarei, Morteza Safi, Isa Khaheshi, Shooka Esmaeeli
AIMS: To detect the significance of coronary artery disease in the patients, who are suspected, was assumed to be one of the advantages of 2D STE, as a novel non-invasive imaging modality with acceptable accuracy. METHODS: In this study, 216 patients who were suspected to have coronary artery disease and candidate for coronary angiography, underwent rest two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D STE) and negative global systolic longitudinal strain was evaluated...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350605/in-situ-administration-of-abciximab-for-thrombus-resolution-during-intracranial-bypass-surgery-case-report
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Ian A Buchanan, Brian Lee, Arun P Amar, Steven L Giannotta
Abciximab is a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist that functions to prevent platelet aggregation, thus reducing thrombus initiation and propagation. It has been widely used during percutaneous endovascular interventions, such as aneurysm coil embolization, angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent placement, as both a preventative and a salvage therapy. The use of abciximab in cardiac and neurosurgical procedures has been associated with a reduced incidence of ischemic complications and a decreased need for repeated intervention...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350389/three-dimensional-visualization-of-coronary-sinus-ostium-from-the-inside-right-atrium-perspective
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Rafał Młynarski, Agnieszka Młynarska, Krzysztof S Gołba, Maciej Sosnowski
BACKGROUND: There is no in vivo method of coronary sinus visualization from the right atrium perspective. The objective of the study was to create a cardiac computed tomography angiography (CT) - based method of visualizing the coronary sinus ostium and the Thebesian valve from the inside right atrium perspective. METHODS: In 78 consecutive patients, a cardiac CT angiography (Aquilion 64, Toshiba) with retrospective gating (slice 0.5mm) was performed. Raw data were reconstructed on Vitrea 2 workstations (Vital Images)...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350374/extension-of-a-coronary-intramural-hematoma-after-blunt-chest-trauma
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Maeng Real Park, Mun Ki Min, Ji Ho Ryu, Dae Sub Lee, Kang Ho Lee
Coronary artery dissection and intramural hematoma after blunt chest trauma are rare, but life-threatening, complications. Coronary intramural hematoma extension is even rarer. A 31-year-old man was transferred to our hospital for worsening left chest pain during while he was admitted at a nearby hospital due to blunt chest trauma. Bedside echocardiography showed akinesis of the left ventricular apex and anterior wall as well as hypokinesis of the mid-to-basal anteroseptal wall and mid-to-basal lateral and posterior walls of the left ventricle...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350250/-abdominal-injuries-in-polytraumatized-adults-systematic-review
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C E M Pothmann, K Sprengel, H Alkadhi, G Osterhoff, F Allemann, T Jentzsch, G Jukema, H C Pape, H-P Simmen, V Neuhaus
Abdominal injuries are potentially life-threatening and occur in 20-25% of all polytraumatized patients. Blunt trauma is the main mechanism. The liver and spleen are most commonly injured and much less often the intestines. The clinical evaluation proves equivocal in many cases; therefore, the gold standard is computed tomography (CT), which has been increasingly used even in hemodynamically weakly stable or sometimes even unstable patients because it promptly provides precise diagnostic findings, which present the basis for successful therapy...
January 19, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350092/focus-on-the-target-angiographic-features-of-the-fistulous-point-and-prognosis-of-transvenous-embolization-of-cavernous-sinus-dural-arteriovenous-fistula
#13
Hui Guo, QianKun Yin, Peng Liu, Ning Guan, Xiaochuan Huo, Youxiang Li
Background and purpose Transvenous embolization (TVE) is widely utilized as an effective and safe treatment option for cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula (CS-dAVF); however, detecting the exact location of the fistula is challenging. The present study identified the angiographic features of the fistulous point and evaluated the match with the microcatheter tip and fistulous point. Materials and methods An analysis cohort of 45 consecutive patients with CS-dAVF treated by TVE was analyzed retrospectively...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349698/third-generation-dual-source-ct-enables-accurate-diagnosis-of-coronary-restenosis-in-all-size-stents-with-low-radiation-dose-and-preserved-image-quality
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Yuehua Li, Mengmeng Yu, Wenbin Li, Zhigang Lu, Meng Wei, Jiayin Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic performance of low dose stent imaging in patients with large (≥ 3 mm) and small (< 3 mm) calibre stents by third-generation dual-source CT. METHODS: Symptomatic patients suspected of having in-stent restenosis (ISR) were prospectively enrolled. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) were performed within 1 month for correlation. Binary ISR was defined as an in-stent neointimal proliferation with diameter stenosis ≥ 50%...
January 18, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349525/value-of-ct-pulmonary-angiography-to-predict-short-term-outcome-in-patient-with-pulmonary-embolism
#15
Ahmed M Osman, Emad H Abdeldayem
To evaluate the role of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in the assessment of pulmonary embolism (PE) severity and the related CT cardiac changes, reflecting the clinical status of the patients and predicting the outcome. A prospective study of 184 patients presented with suspicious acute PE. All patients underwent CTPA followed by ECHO. Pulmonary artery obstructive index (PAOI) using Qanadli Score was calculated and cardiac changes recorded. The patients' outcome was followed up for 30 days. Only 150 patients completed the study; 26...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349425/assessment-of-lower-extremity-ischemia-using-smartphone-thermographic-imaging
#16
Peter H Lin, Marius Saines
Conventional diagnostic modalities for assessing arterial circulation or tissue perfusion include blood pressure measurement, ultrasound evaluation, and contrast-based angiographic assessment. An infrared thermal camera can detect infrared radiation energy from the human body, which generates a thermographic image to allow tissue perfusion analysis. We describe a smartphone-based miniature thermal imaging system that can be used as an adjunctive imaging modality to assess tissue perfusion. This smartphone-based camera device is noninvasive, simple to use, and cost-effective in assessing patients with lower extremity tissue perfusion...
December 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349409/salvage-of-bilateral-renal-artery-occlusion-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-with-open-splenorenal-bypass
#17
Samuel Jessula, Christine R Herman, Min Lee, Christopher B Lightfoot, Patrick Casey
We report renal salvage maneuvers after accidental bilateral renal artery coverage during endovascular aneurysm repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. A 79-year-old man with an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm was treated with endovascular aneurysm repair. Completion angiography demonstrated coverage of the renal arteries. Several revascularization techniques were attempted, including endograft repositioning and endovascular stenting through the femoral and brachial approach. The patient eventually underwent open splenorenal bypass with a Y Gore-Tex graft (W...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349398/unexplained-rupture-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#18
Marie Josee Elizabeth van Rijn, Sander Ten Raa, Joke M Hendriks, Frederico Bastos Goncalves, Hence J M Verhagen
We present a case of a 70-year-old man who was admitted with rupture of an abdominal aneurysm 4 years after endovascular aneurysm repair. He was compliant with yearly follow-up computed tomography angiography. One month earlier, his computed tomography angiogram showed perfect exclusion of the aneurysm and no endoleak. We explanted the stent graft and confirmed effective sealing, and the graft was intact. We found no signs of infection during 2 years of follow-up. This rupture is nonpredictable and unexplained and illustrates that unremarkable imaging does not guarantee prevention of rupture...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349385/novel-non-gadolinium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-technique-of-pedal-artery-aneurysms
#19
J Devin B Watson, Beatrice Grasu, Rajiv Menon, Raymond Pensy, Robert S Crawford, Taehoon Shin
Non-gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (nMRA) is a noninvasive, contrast-free imaging modality used for visualizing pedal arterial anatomy. We report application of the nMRA technique for detailed arterial imaging in a patient with dorsalis pedis aneurysm. Compared with digital subtraction angiography, we demonstrate that nMRA provides sufficient arterial detail needed to develop a complex operative plan before vascular intervention without risk of contrast agent or ionizing radiation exposure...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349382/intravascular-ultrasound-as-a-novel-tool-for-the-diagnosis-and-targeted-treatment-of-functional-popliteal-artery-entrapment-syndrome
#20
Anna E Boniakowski, Frank Davis, Dani Campbell, Minhajuddin Khaja, Katherine A Gallagher
Functional popliteal artery entrapment syndrome can be difficult to diagnose, as the imaging modalities presently employed are designed to detect anatomic entrapment. We describe a novel imaging technique to aid in diagnosis in this cohort. A 22-year-old cyclist presented with exercise-limiting claudication. Magnetic resonance angiography with provocative maneuvers was nondiagnostic. Digital subtraction angiography revealed long-segment occlusion of the popliteal artery with plantar flexion; however, the specific site of compression remained unclear...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
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