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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645074/relationship-between-inter-arm-blood-pressure-difference-and-severity-of-coronary-atherosclerosis
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Se-Jun Park, Jung-Woo Son, Sang-Min Park, Hyun-Hee Choi, Kyung-Soon Hong
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A greater inter-arm blood pressure difference (IABPD) is associated with atherosclerosis, but its association with coronary artery disease is unknown. We investigated the relationship between IABPD and coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed blood pressure (BP) data that was measured simultaneously in both arms of patients who underwent initial coronary angiography. Coronary atherosclerosis was assessed using the Gensini score, based on quantitative coronary angiography findings...
June 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644311/hemobilia-an-uncommon-but-notable-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Scott Cathcart, John W Birk, Michael Tadros, Micheal Schuster
GOAL AND BACKGROUND: A literature review to improve practitioners' knowledge and performance concerning the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of hemobilia. STUDY: A search of Pubmed, Google Scholar, and Medline was conducted using the keyword hemobilia and relevant articles were reviewed and analyzed. The findings pertaining to hemobilia etiology, investigation, and management techniques were considered and organized by clinicians practiced in hemobilia. RESULTS: The majority of current hemobilia cases have an iatrogenic cause from either bile duct or liver manipulation...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644209/an-atypical-case-of-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy
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Cheryl Haskes, Shannon Santapaola, Jordan Zinn
PURPOSE: This is a case presentation of paracentral acute middle maculopathy in a 33-year-old white man with borderline hyperlipidemia. Paracentral acute middle maculopathy was originally thought to be a variant of acute macular neuroretinopathy; however, it is now generally accepted that these two conditions are separate disease entities. The etiology, evolution, and pathophysiology of acute macular neuroretinopathy and paracentral acute middle maculopathy are discussed, as well as current diagnostic techniques...
June 21, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644178/temporal-thinning-in-sickle-cell-retinopathy-is-associated-with-diminished-perfusion-on-octa-and-dense-scotoma-on-microperimetery
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Kumar Sambhav, Sandeep Grover, Kakarla V Chalam
PURPOSE: To establish correlation between the structural compromise (capillary loss and hypoperfusion on optical coherence tomography [optical coherence tomography angiography]) with perimacular functional impairment noted on microperimetry. METHODS: Retrospective case series. Clinical records and multimodal imaging findings of patients presenting with sickle cell disease were reviewed. RESULTS: Three eyes of three patients (two men) were included in the study with a visual acuity of 20/20 and no sickle cell retinopathy...
June 20, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644100/influence-of-smoking-on-aneurysm-recurrence-after-endovascular-treatment-of-cerebrovascular-aneurysms
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John Futchko, Jordan Starr, Darryl Lau, Matthew R Leach, Christopher Roark, Aditya S Pandey, B Gregory Thompson
OBJECTIVE Smoking is a known risk factor for aneurysm development and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as subsequent vasospasm in both untreated individuals and patients who have undergone surgical clipping of cerebrovascular aneurysms. However, there is a lack of data in the current scientific literature about the long-term effects that smoking has on the integrity of endovascular repairs of cerebral aneurysms. This study was designed to determine if any smoking history increased the risk of poorer outcomes and/or aneurysm recurrence in patients who have had endovascular repair of cerebral aneurysms...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643725/a-7-year-old-female-child-of-incontinentia-pigmenti-presenting-with-vitreous-hemorrhage
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Sung-Ying Huang, Lee-Jen Chen, Sheng-Chun Chiu
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare disease with multisystemic anomalies, which commonly presents just after birth. Here, we report a rare case of IP patient with vitreous hemorrhage in school-age children. Therefore, physicians have to be alert and evaluate IP patients at all ages. Regular ophthalmic follow-up is necessary, and fluorescein angiography should be performed if peripheral ischemia or neovascularization is suspected. The effect of peripheral laser ablation on peripheral retinal nonperfusion is not clear and merits further study...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643575/combined-rex-bypass-shunt-with-pericardial-devascularization-alleviated-prehepatic-portal-hypertension-caused-by-cavernomatous-transformation-of-portal-vein
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Ruo-Yi Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Qian Liu, Nan Ma, Wei-Xiu Chen, Jin-Liang Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of combined Rex-bypass shunt and pericardial devascularization on prehepatic portal hypertension secondary to cavernomatous transformation of portal vein (CTPV). METHODS: Forty-two patients aged from 3 years to 49 years (divided into 3 groups), 26 cases male and 16 female, with prehepatic vascular hepertention were treated with Rex-bypass shunt combined with pericardial devascularization. In each patient, preoperative assessment included ultrasound and computed tomographic angiography of the portal vein and blood analysis...
June 23, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643544/varicella-zoster-meningovasculitis-in-a-multiple-sclerosis-patient-treated-with-natalizumab
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Patricia Mulero, Cristina Auger, Laura Parolin, Elena Fonseca, Manuel Requena, Jordi Rio, Mar Tintoré, Alex Rovira, Xavier Montalban
BACKGROUND: Natalizumab is associated with the occasional occurrence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). While natalizumab-associated PML is well described in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, herpes and other infections have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of varicella-zoster (VZV) meningovasculitis in a MS patient treated with natalizumab. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 48-year-old woman diagnosed with MS in treatment with natalizumab (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS): 4...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642995/accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-fast-fractional-flow-reserve-computation-from-invasive-coronary-angiography
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A R van Rosendael, G Koning, A C Dimitriu-Leen, J M Smit, J M Montero-Cabezas, F van der Kley, J W Jukema, J H C Reiber, J J Bax, A J H A Scholte
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with favourable outcome compared with revascularization based on angiographic stenosis severity alone. The feasibility of the new image-based quantitative flow ratio (QFR) assessed from 3D quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count using three different flow models has been reported recently. The aim of the current study was to assess the accuracy, and in particular, the reproducibility of these three QFR techniques when compared with invasive FFR...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642975/association-of-bone-metabolism-markers-with-coronary-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-artery-disease-in-postmenopausal-women
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Yan Ling, Zhen Wang, Bingjie Wu, Xin Gao
This study aimed to evaluate the association of bone metabolism markers with coronary atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) in postmenopausal women. Based on the findings of coronary angiography, 111 women with CAD and 116 women without CAD were recruited. Serum calcium, phosphate, parathyroid hormone (PTH), 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD), osteocalcin, N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen (P1NP) and C-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX) were measured. The Gensini score was used to assess the severity of coronary atherosclerosis...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642823/visualization-of-changes-in-the-foveal-avascular-zone-in-both-observed-and-treated-diabetic-macular-edema-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Aditya Gill, Emily D Cole, Eduardo A Novais, Ricardo N Louzada, Talisa de Carlo, Jay S Duker, Nadia K Waheed, Caroline R Baumal, Andre J Witkin
BACKGROUND: Central vision loss in diabetic retinopathy is commonly related to diabetic macular edema (DME). The objective of this study was to describe changes between consecutive visits on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) of the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) in eyes with DME. METHODS: 20 eyes from 14 patients with DME were imaged on 2 successive clinic visits separated by at least 1 month. The mean interval between visits was 3.2 months. The only intervention used was intravitreal anti-VEGF in 11 eyes; the others were observed over time without treatment...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642065/severe-and-resistant-hypertension-in-an-older-woman-with-claudication
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Puneet Gupta, Robert Hagberg, Electra Kaloudis, Anika Lucas, Parth Shah, William B White
Coarctation of the aorta is an uncommon cause of treatment-resistant hypertension in adults. It is typically detected and treated in infancy or childhood with surgical or endovascular procedures. Most cases of recurrence of coarctation after repair occur in childhood or early adulthood; recurrence in older persons (>70 years) has rarely been reported. A 73-year-old woman was referred to us for the management of treatment-resistant hypertension accompanied by symptoms of claudication and headaches, which had resulted in multiple emergency room visits...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641772/susac-syndrome-a-differential-diagnosis-of-white-matter-lesions
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Mariano Marrodan, Jorge Correale, Lucas Alessandro, Mariela Amaya, Maria Eugenia Fracaro, Alejandro Alfredo Köhler, Marcela Fiol
INTRODUCTION: Susac Syndrome is an autoimmune endotheliopathy affecting capillaries and precapillary arterioles of the brain, inner ear and retina. The classic symptom triad includes visual disturbances, hypoacusia, and encephalopathy, but is rarely fully manifest at onset. The syndrome typically follows an active fluctuating monophasic course. Typical imaging findings on brain magnetic resonance show central fiber microischemias/microinfarctions of the corpus callosum known as "snow balls", as well as lineal infarcts and upper callosal fiber involvement...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641503/embolization-of-a-large-progressive-symptomatic-desmoid-tumor-in-the-rectus-muscle-of-a-female-patient-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
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I Diebels, M Blockhuys, P Willemsen, Y Pirenne
INTRODUCTION: Desmoid tumors are benign tumors, yet can lead to significant morbidity due to aggressive local expansions. Treatment starts with a wait-and-see policy, however, more aggressive treatments like broad margin resection surgery might be necessary in case of tumor progression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 26-year-old female with a symptomatic desmoid tumor in the left rectus muscle. The initial wait-and-see policy led to an increase in tumor size and progression of symptoms...
June 22, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641290/long-term-follow-up-of-choroidal-neovascularization-due-to-angioid-streaks-with-pro-re-nata-intravitreal-anti-vegf-treatment
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Giovanni Giacomelli, Lucia Finocchio, Ilaria Biagini, Andrea Sodi, Vittoria Murro, Ugo Introini, Monica Varano, Francesco Bandello, Ugo Menchini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs with a pro re nata (PRN) regimen for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to angioid streaks (AS). METHODS: This is a retrospective, multicenter, noncomparative case series of consecutive AS eyes affected by treatment-naïve CNV. A complete ophthalmologic examination was performed every 30-45 days after the loading phase, including fluorescein angiography and/or optical coherence tomography...
June 23, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640875/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-with-or-without-intravascular-ultrasound-a-meta-analysis
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Yicong Ye, Ming Yang, Shuyang Zhang, Yong Zeng
This meta-analysis compared IVUS-guided with angiography-guided PCI to determine the effect of IVUS on the mortality in patients with LM CAD. Current guidelines recommend intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LM CAD; Class IIa, level of evidence B). A systematic search of the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases was conducted to identify randomized or non-randomized studies comparing IVUS-guided PCI with angiography-guided PCI in LM CAD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639567/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-as-a-cause-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-young-female-population-a-single-center-study
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Pei-Na Meng, Chen Xu, Wei You, Zhi-Ming Wu, Du-Jiang Xie, Hang Zhang, Chang Pan, Fei Ye
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a nonatherosclerotic but a rare and extremely dangerous clinical entity, it has a high prevalence in young female population with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The previous reports were restricted to other countries' population, but rare in China. Hence, this study aimed to focus on the characteristics of SCAD as a cause of young female AMI population in Jiangsu, China. METHODS: This study enrolled young female AMI patients aged ≤50 years who underwent coronary angiography (CAG) and intracoronary imaging in our center between January 2013 and December 2016...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639400/motion-estimation-for-cardiac-functional-analysis-using-two-x-ray-computed-tomography-scans
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George S K Fung, Luisa Ciuffo, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Katsuyuki Taguchi
PURPOSE: This work concerns computed tomography (CT)-based cardiac functional analysis (CFA) with a reduced radiation dose. As CT-CFA requires images over the entire heartbeat, the scans are often performed at 10-20% of the tube current settings that are typically used for coronary CT angiography. A large image noise then degrades the accuracy of motion estimation. Moreover, even if the scan was performed during the sinus rhythm, the cardiac motion observed in CT images may not be cyclic with patients with atrial fibrillation...
June 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639359/interobserver-variability-in-the-classification-of-congenital-coronary-abnormalities-a-substudy-of-the-anomalous-connections-of-the-coronary-arteries-registry
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Athanasios Koutsoukis, Xavier Halna du Fretay, Patrick Dupouy, Phalla Ou, Jean-Pierre Laissy, Jean-Michel Juliard, Fabien Hyafil, Pierre Aubry
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of anomalous connections of the coronary arteries (ANOCOR) requires an appropriate identification for the management of the patients involved. We studied the observer variability in the description and classification of ANOCOR between a nonexpert group of physicians and a group of expert physicians, using the ANOCOR cohort. PATIENTS AND DESIGN: Consecutive patients identified by 71 referring cardiologists were included in the ANOCOR cohort...
June 21, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639098/a-head-to-head-comparison-of-xinsorb-bioresorbable-sirolimus-eluting-scaffold-versus-metallic-sirolimus-eluting-stent-180-days-follow-up-in-a-porcine-model
#20
Li Shen, Yizhe Wu, Lei Ge, Yaojun Zhang, Qibing Wang, Juying Qian, Zhifen Qiu, Junbo Ge
We aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of XINSORB bioresorbable sirolimus-eluting scaffold in porcine model. XINSORB scaffolds and metallic Firebird2™ stents were randomly implanted into minipigs' coronary arteries. Angiography, optical coherent tomography (OCT) and histopathological analyses were performed at post-procedure and 14-, 28-, 90-, 180-day follow-up. Thirty-two minipigs were enrolled. Eight XINSORB scaffolds and 8 Firebird2 stents were examined at each time point. Quantitative coronary angiography showed that in-scaffold late luminal loss (LLL) of XINSORB scaffold was 0...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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