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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722365/-segmental-arterial-mediolysis-a-differential-diagnosis-of-vasculitis
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Yassaman Alipour Tehrany, Sylvain Terraz, Jörg D Seebach
Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is a rare non-atherosclerotic, non-inflammatory disease of unknown aetiology mostly affecting medium-sized arteries of the splanchnic circulation. Histologically, SAM is characterized by vacuolization and lysis of the arterial media leading to dissection, stenosis/occlusion or aneurysms. Symptoms vary from unspecific abdominal pain to hemorrhagic shock due to vessel rupture. The clinical and radiological presentation can mimic vasculitis, fibromuscular dysplasia or collagen vascular diseases...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722092/-predictive-factors-of-intestinal-necrosis-in-acute-mesenteric-vascular-occlusive-diseases
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Dafang Liu, Yingjiang Ye, Qiwei Xie, Mujun Yin, Xiaodong Yang, Bin Liang, Shan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive factors of intestinal necrosis in acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases and its significance for the timing of exploratory laparotomy. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 63 patients diagnosed as acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases at Peking University People's Hospital between July 1995 and June 2015. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to identify predictive factors for intestinal necrosis...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721509/maintaining-patency-of-vascular-access-for-haemodialysis
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Nicholas Inston, J Al Shakarchi, A Khawaja, R Jones
All types of vascular access, a necessity for haemodialysis, are prone to thrombosis and if untreated this results in failure. Thrombosis results from the combination of impaired blood flow, endothelial and vessel wall injury and a propensity towards pro-coagulative states, either intrinsic or aggravated by dialysis or dehydration. The treatment of access thrombosis relies on removal of the clot (thrombectomy) and treatment of the underlying problem. In most cases this is stenosis secondary to neointimal hyperplasia which can occur early (failure to mature) or later...
July 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720715/ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-alter-muscle-sympathetic-responses-to-static-handgrip-and-metaboreflex-activation-in-young-healthy-men
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Anthony V Incognito, Connor J Doherty, Jordan B Lee, Matthew J Burns, Philip J Millar
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been hypothesized to elicit ergogenic effects by reducing feedback from metabolically sensitive group III/IV muscle afferents during exercise. If so, reflex efferent neural outflow should be attenuated. We investigated the effects of IPC on muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) during static handgrip (SHG) and used post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO) to isolate for the muscle metaboreflex. Thirty-seven healthy men (age: 24 ± 5 years [mean ± SD]) were randomized to receive sham (n = 16) or IPC (n = 21) interventions...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716646/pulmonary-infarction-in-the-beginning
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Peter B Terry, Philip Clay Buescher
BACKGROUND: Massive pulmonary emboli can cause abrupt onset of symptoms simultaneous with large pulmonary artery occlusions. In contrast the temporal relationship between pulmonary vascular occlusion by smaller emboli and the development of pulmonary infarction symptoms is unknown. We describe the time interval between embolization and the onset of clinical symptoms and signs compatible with pulmonary infarction. METHODS: We examined the records of fifty six patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) undergoing therapeutic balloon embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM's) in a single center after noting that some developed symptoms and signs compatible with pulmonary infarction...
July 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715608/ticagrelor-mitigates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-healthy-young-males-a-randomised-single-blinded-study
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Stefan Weisshaar, Brigitte Litschauer, Matthias Eipeldauer, Eva Luise Hobl, Michael Wolzt
AIM: Animal data suggest that ticagrelor but not clopidogrel protects against tissue injury. It is unclear if this effect of ticagrelor is also detectable in humans. We studied the effect of ticagrelor and clopidogrel at standard clinical doses on endothelial dysfunction in an experimental model of forearm vascular ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. METHODS: In a randomised, single-blinded trial 24 subjects underwent forearm blood flow (FBF) measurements in response to the endothelium-dependent vasodilator acetylcholine (ACh) and to glyceryltrinitrate (GTN; endothelium-independent) before and after a 20 min forearm ischemia...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715513/percutaneous-endovascular-treatment-of-infrainguinal-paod-results-of-the-psi-register-study-in-74%C3%A2-german-vascular-centers
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C-A Behrendt, F Heidemann, K Haustein, R T Grundmann, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: The percutaneous infrainguinal stent (PSI) register study aimed to collate all percutaneous endovascular procedures for infrainguinal peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) conducted in 74 German vascular centers between September and November 2015 (3 months). In order to obtain representative results all consecutive treatment procedures had to be submitted by the participating trial centers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective, nonrandomized multicenter study design...
2017: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712720/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-related-calcified-cerebral-emboli
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Esther Koh, Hyo Sung Kwak, Gyung-Ho Chung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke from calcified cerebral emboli. METHODS: Procedural results were reviewed for acute stroke patients with clinically neurological deficits who underwent recanalization from October 2012 through September 2015. Initial imaging studies and cerebral angiography were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the total number of patients with acute stroke, 5 patients were confirmed to have acute ischemic stroke by calcified cerebral emboli...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712382/design-and-fabrication-of-a-three-dimensional-in-vitro-system-for-modeling-vascular-stenosis
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Rebecca S Jones, Pin H Chang, Tzlil Perahia, Katrina A Harmon, Lorain Junor, Michael J Yost, Daping Fan, John F Eberth, Richard L Goodwin
Vascular stenosis, the abnormal narrowing of blood vessels, arises from defective developmental processes or atherosclerosis-related adult pathologies. Stenosis triggers a series of adaptive cellular responses that induces adverse remodeling, which can progress to partial or complete vessel occlusion with numerous fatal outcomes. Despite its severity, the cellular interactions and biophysical cues that regulate this pathological progression are poorly understood. Here, we report the design and fabrication of a three-dimensional (3D) in vitro system to model vascular stenosis so that specific cellular interactions and responses to hemodynamic stimuli can be investigated...
July 17, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710237/focal-neurological-presentation-in-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy-mimicking-a-vascular-occlusion-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery
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Ahmad Alazzeh, Sarah Jaroudi, Matthew Gooch, Alan N Peiris
Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare form of autoimmune encephalopathy. It is likely an underdiagnosed entity especially in the setting of focal neurological defects. We report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with "strange behavior"of a day's duration. Examination was significant only for lethargy, poor attention span and agitation. Routine labs revealed leucocytosis. Head CT scan was unremarkable. Lumbar puncture showed high white blood cells with lymphocytosis and elevated protein level. The patient was empirically treated for meningitis without improvement...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708772/successful-laparoscopic-harvesting-of-omental-pedicle-flap-for-salvage-cerebral-revascularization-in-2-adults-with-moyamoya-disease-technique-and-lessons-learned
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Max Schumm, Kathleen Simon, Rapheal Sacho, Jon C Gould
Moyamoya is an idiopathic and progressive disease that leads to occlusion of intracranial arteries. When other methods of revascularization fail, omentum can be used as an indirect bypass to improve cerebral perfusion. Laparoscopic mobilization of a pedicled omental flap with subcutaneous tunneling to the brain has been described in small case series in children. We report our techniques and outcomes in 2 adults with Moyamoya to undergo such a procedure. An omental flap based on the right gastroepiploic artery was created and intraoperative fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green was used to assess the viability of the flap and to guide lengthening of the pedicle...
July 13, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707316/ticagrelor-and-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-for-recovery-of-vascular-function-after-successful-chronic-total-occlusion-recanalization-tiger-bvs-trial-rationale-and-study-design
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Salvatore Brugaletta, Josep Gomez-Lara, Juan Caballero, Luis Ortega-Paz, Luis Teruel, Miriam Jimenez Fernandez, Rafael Romaguera, Vicente Alcalde Martinez, Marcos Ñato, Eduardo Molina Navarro, Joan-Antoni Gomez-Hospital, Concepcion Correa Vilches, Maria Joyera, Angel Cequier, Manel Sabate
OBJECTIVES: To explore the role of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in coronary blood flow normalization immediately after chronic coronary total occlusion (CTO) recanalization. BACKGROUND: Coronary vascular function of a CTO immediately after recanalization is demonstrated to be poor. METHODS: The TIGER BVS is a prospective, double-randomized, open-label, two parallel-group controlled clinical trial to evaluate efficacy of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in improving vascular function of coronary segment distal to CTO immediately after CTO recanalization...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706886/the-effects-of-indoxyl-sulfate-induced-endothelial-microparticles-on-neointimal-hyperplasia-formation-in-an-ex-vivo-model
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Jung-Hwa Ryu, HeeJung Park, Seung-Jung Kim
PURPOSE: Neointimal hyperplasia (NH) is considered to be one of the main causes of vascular access occlusion in patients receiving hemodialysis. Endothelial injury and TGF-β-mediated proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) induce NH. Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are also increased by endothelial injury. We aimed to investigate the effects of EMPs and TGF-β expression on VSMC proliferation and their contributions to NH formation in an ex vivo model. METHODS: EMPs were collected from the culture media of human umbilical vein endothelial cells treated with indoxyl sulfate (IS, 250 µg/mL) after ultracentrifugation at 100,000 × g...
July 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705843/headache-tia-and-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-dissecting-an-unusual-cause-for-stroke-like-symptoms
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Elliot T Dawson, Desmond A Brown, Alejandro A Rabinstein
We present a case of supraclinoid internal carotid artery dissection. Eleven months prior, the patient developed isolated periorbital pain and was diagnosed with giant-cell arteritis with iritis. The patient experienced recurrent spells concerning for transient ischaemic attacks and was transferred to our institution for endovascular intervention after head CT revealed an embolic infarct with a 'dense middle cerebral artery sign.' Digital subtraction angiography was negative for occlusion, instead demonstrating luminal stenosis and poststenotic dilatation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705840/central-retinal-artery-occlusion-in-a-30-year-old-woman-taking-tranexamic-acid
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Sidath Wijetilleka, Damien Chia Ming Yeo, Bhavana Sharma
We present a case of a 30-year-old woman who suffered a central retinal artery occlusion while taking tranexamic acid. She had no vascular risk factors and was placed on the drug for treatment of menorrhagia. After 1 month of taking the drug, she suffered a central retinal artery occlusion in her left eye. Tranexamic acid was discontinued to prevent vision loss in the following eye. She remains with no perception of light vision in the affected eye.
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705823/transient-focal-neurologic-symptoms-correspond-to-regional-cerebral-hypoperfusion-by-mri-a-stroke-mimic-in-children
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L L Lehman, A R Danehy, C C Trenor, C F Calahan, M E Bernson-Leung, R L Robertson, M J Rivkin
Children who present with acute transient focal neurologic symptoms raise concern for stroke or transient ischemic attack. We present a series of 16 children who presented with transient focal neurologic symptoms that raised concern for acute stroke but who had no evidence of infarction and had unilateral, potentially reversible imaging features on vascular and perfusion-sensitive brain MR imaging. Patients were examined with routine brain MR imaging, MRA, perfusion-sensitive sequences, and DWI. Fourteen (88%) children had lateralized MRA evidence of arterial tree pruning without occlusion, all had negative DWI findings, and all showed evidence of hemispheric hypoperfusion by susceptibility-weighted imaging or arterial spin-labeling perfusion imaging at presentation...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700390/bartonella-henselae-neuroretinitis-associated-with-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-choroidal-ischemia-and-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Quraish Ghadiali, Larissa K Ghadiali, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
PURPOSE: We describe a healthy 37-year-old man with Bartonella henselae (B. henselae) neuroretinitis with concurrent central retinal vein occlusion and ischemic optic neuropathy resulting in optic atrophy and choroidal ischemia. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 37-year-old man presented with unilateral decreased vision and a fundus examination consistent with neuroretinitis. Further imaging review supported a concurrent diagnosis of central retinal vein occlusion...
July 11, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700136/an-automated-framework-to-quantify-areas-of-regional-ischemia-in-retinal-vascular-diseases-with-oct-angiography
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Neha Anegondi, Lavanya Chidambara, Devanshi Bhanushali, Santosh G K Gadde, Naresh Kumar Yadav, Abhijit Sinha Roy
In this observational and cross-sectional study, capillary non perfusion (CNP) and vascular changes in branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO, sample size (n) = 26) and choroidal neovascularization (CNV, n = 29) were evaluated. Subjects underwent imaging using Optical coherence tomography angiography (Angiovue™ OCTA , RTVue XR, Optovue Inc., Fremont, CA). Local fractal analysis was applied to the OCTA images of superficial, deep and choriocapillaries layer. CNP area (BRVO eyes) and vascular parameters were computed using local fractal based method...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700007/impact-of-dexmedetomidine-on-amino-acid-contents-and-the-cerebral-ultrastructure-of-rats-with-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Sheng Lin, Guangli Zhou, Wei Shao, Zhijian Fu
Purpose: To investigate the effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) on amino acid contents and the cerebral ultrastructure of rats with cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/R). Methods: Thirty-six, male, Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: the sham operation group (group C), the ischemia-reperfusion group (group I/R), and the DEX group (group D). The middle cerebral artery occlusion model was prepared by the modified Longa method. The time of ischemia was 180 min, and 120 min after reperfusion, the amount of glutamate (Glu), and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain were measured, and the ultrastructure-level changes in the cerebral cortex were examined using electron microscopy...
June 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
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