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Sharif-Kashani Babak - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of digital photoplethysmography in screening asymptomatic patients who are susceptible for developing deep vein thrombosis. METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-seven limbs in 169 patients who were high risk for development of deep vein thrombosis were assessed by ultrasonography digital photoplethysmography and the results were compared. ...
Rozen Warren M - - 2008
The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap is increasingly used for autologous breast reconstruction, with low donor-site morbidity cited as a major advantage of this operation. Preoperative imaging of the donor-site vasculature is frequently used as a further means of improving operative outcome. Computed tomographic angiography has been increasingly described ...
Knipp Brian S - - 2008
We hypothesize that endovenous laser ablation (EVA) therapy is equally successful in improving venous insufficiency symptoms in patients with or without deep venous insufficiency (DVI). From January 2005 through August 2007, EVA of the great saphenous vein (GSV) was attempted in 364 patients (460 limbs) with symptomatic GSV reflux. The ...
Hazarika Maitreyee - - 2008
PURPOSE: Lenalidomide (CC-5013, Revlimid; Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ), a thalidomide analogue, was granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 29, 2006, for use in combination with dexamethasone in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received at least one prior therapy. The FDA approved lenalidomide ...
Jones Christian - - 2008
CT Venography (CTV) performed at the time of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) images the central, pelvic, and extremity venous circulation with minimal additional time, radiation, and no added contrast. CTV has been added to CTPA routinely at our Level I trauma center since 2000, and we sought to determine if ...
Tick, Lidwine Winnifred
In the first part of this thesis we described two new diagnostic algorithms for patients with clinically suspected deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. These management strategies include both pretest clinical probability and D-dimer assay, and reduce the need for non-invasive imaging tests. These novel strategies are safe in excluding ...
Pontón A - - 2009
An 88-year-old woman with hypertension, chronic vein insufficiency, and repeated cellulites in the right lower extremity was admitted to our hospital with a new episode of right leg inflammation and edema associated with fever and leukocytosis. Due to unilateral enlargement of the leg and D-simer levels of 1000 microg/mL, a ...
Mitchell Alice M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The hypothesis was that the tandem measurement of D-dimer and myeloperoxidase (MPO) or C-reactive protein (CRP) could significantly decrease unnecessary pulmonary vascular imaging in emergency department (ED) patients evaluated for pulmonary embolism (PE) compared to D-dimer alone. METHODS: The authors measured the sequential combinations of D-dimer and MPO and ...
Sohns Christian - - 2008
AIM: In this retrospective study, we assess the current role and future potential of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnostic algorithm of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred patients underwent 64-multidetector-row spiral CT of the chest, pelvis, and thigh for suspected PE. CT scans were reviewed, and ...
Righini Marc - - 2008
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss pros and cons of anticoagulant treatment in the presence of symptomatic distal deep vein thrombosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Available data are responsible for a lack of consensus regarding treatment of distal deep vein thrombosis. SUMMARY: One standard diagnostic approach of suspected deep vein thrombosis consists of ...
Myers K A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine which covariates predisposed to deep venous occlusion (DVO) after ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS) for varicose veins. DESIGN: Ultrasound scans before and at 3 to 7 days after UGS to detect post-procedure deep venous occlusion. MATERIALS: A consecutive series of 1931 treatment sessions in 852 patients treated by a ...
Marston William A - - 2008
Twenty to thirty percent of patients with symptomatic chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) are found to have combined superficial and deep venous reflux on duplex testing. It is currently unclear whether endovenous ablation (EVA) of the saphenous vein will result in correction of CVI without addressing the deep venous reflux. In ...
Heo Chanyeong - - 2008
The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator is reliable and widely used in breast reconstruction. The anatomy and course of deep inferior epigastric vessels and their branches are relatively constant and well understood. However, some published cases with a direct perforating pattern and no intramuscular traveling were identified. A case involving ...
Küpeli Elif - - 2008
Pulmonary thromboembolism is a life-threatening condition resulting mostly from lower extremity deep-vein or pelvic-vein thrombosis. A 46-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with pain on the right side of the chest and hemoptysis. On laboratory analysis, D-dimer level was elevated. Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography revealed intravascular filling defects due to ...
Mikus Piero Maria - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The current surgical technique for pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) involves the use of deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest at 18 degrees C (DHCA). Our experience started in 2004 when we decided to use an original alternative strategy which consists of avoiding deep hypothermia and subsequent circulatory arrest by using moderate ...
Frasier Krista - - 2008
Radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser therapy are types of minimally invasive techniques that have been used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. In both procedures, high-intensity heat via thermal energy is produced and delivered via an endovenous catheter placed in the saphenous vein. This results in changes that therapeutically ...
Frasier Krista - - 2008
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) is an uncommon congenital disorder of uncertain etiology that comprises the clinical triad of varicose veins, port wine stain, and bony or soft-tissue hypertrophy. The literature suggests that the deep venous system is often under-developed. We propose that duplex venous ultrasound can effectively demonstrate patent deep venous ...
Matsunobu Tetsuro - - 2008
We report a case of acute pulmonary thromboembolism after gastrectomy. A 67-year-old woman was found to have gastric cancer and a giant lipoma in the ascending colon. We performed distal gastrectomy and enucleation of the ascending colon lipoma. On postoperative day 9, an acute pulmonary thromboembolism developed, and thrombolytic therapy ...
Kesler Anat - - 2008
The objectives of the present study were to determine the concentrations of plasma homocysteine in a large (n = 562) cohort of patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and to compare them with the values observed in other vascular thrombotic and atherosclerotic conditions. Results were compared with those observed in ...
Nayak Soubhagya R - - 2008
Anatomical variations of the biceps brachii and triceps brachii have been described by various authors, but the occurrence of four-headed biceps brachii and triceps brachii in an ipsilateral arm is rare and has not been reported before in the literature. During routine cadaveric dissection in the department of anatomy, Kasturba ...
Shimamoto Takeshi - - 2008
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a disorder of unknown cause in which heart failure occurs during the peripartum period. A 32-year-old woman was diagnosed with PPCM 10 days after delivery. One month after the initial diagnosis, a newly formed left ventricular (LV) apical thrombus was revealed and warfarin was started. One ...
Morris R J - - 2008
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to survey the types of intermittent pneumatic compression systems that are currently used, and their medical applications. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Intermittent compression devices have taken many forms since their initial development, but medical justifications for particular properties of cuff design, compression ...
Merli Geno J - - 2008
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are common medical problems in a variety of patient populations. It is essential that practitioners involved in the management of these patients understand not only the pathophysiology but also the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. This foundation will provide the basis for the best care ...
Okeda Riki - - 2008
The pathogenesis of dementia associated with Fabry disease was examined neuropathologically in an autopsy case. The patient was a 47-year-old computer programmer who developed renal failure at the age of 36, necessitating peritoneal dialysis, and thereafter suffered in succession episodic pulmonary congestion, bradyacusia, heart failure, and dementia, before dying of ...
Froimson Mark I - - 2009
This study compares a miniaturized, portable, sequential, pneumatic compression device (ActiveCare continuous enhanced circulation therapy [CECT] system) (Medical Compression Systems Ltd, Or Aqiva, Israel), with a nonmobile, nonsequential device on the ability to prevent postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after joint arthroplasty. All patients were treated with low-molecular-weight heparin, application ...
Labropoulos Nicos - - 2008
Thrombosis in unusual locations in the lower extremity veins has not been assessed. These veins are not imaged routinely and therefore information about them is lacking. This study was designed to evaluate the natural history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in unusual sites. Patients with DVT in all thigh veins ...
Gulsun Akpinar Meltem - - 2008
Pulmonary thromboembolism usually results from deep venous thrombi originating in the lower extremities. Therefore, imaging of venous thromboembolism includes evaluation of the pulmonary arteries and the deep veins of the lower extremities. The introduction of helical CT and multidetector row CT into daily use has enabled direct visualization of pulmonary ...
Kayali Fadi - - 2008
PURPOSE: Whether pulmonary embolism in patients with the nephrotic syndrome is caused by deep venous thrombosis or renal vein thrombosis is controversial. To determine which is the likely cause of pulmonary embolism in patients with the nephrotic syndrome, we investigated data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. METHODS: The number ...
Oguzkurt Levent - - 2008
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate compression of the left common iliac vein as demonstrated at computed tomography (CT) in patients with iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis due to iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) and compare compression ratios with those of asymptomatic subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2003 and June 2007, compression ...
Barrett Matthew O - - 2008
BACKGROUND: External fixation is widely used for trauma and reconstruction of the lower extremity. External fixator devices spanning the ankle or portions of the foot often utilize pins placed across the metatarsal bases. While this forefoot fixation is occasionally necessary to achieve reduction and alignment, it is also useful to ...
Spiezia Luca - - 2008
To compare the probability of leg vein recanalization between carriers and non-carriers of thrombophilia after an episode of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities, we reviewed the clinical records of 472 patients with proximal DVT who were diagnosed with thrombophilia, and had long-term ultrasound scanning. One hundred and ...
Jiménez Yolanda - - 2008
Oral anticoagulants (OACs) antagonizing vitamin K - fundamentally sodium warfarin and acenocoumarol - are widely used for preventing arterial thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation and/or heart valve prostheses, and for the treatment and prevention of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The handling of these drugs requires correct monitorization ...
Kocak Ayhan - - 2008
Anticoagulant therapy is effective and prevents death in more than 95% of patients with pulmonary embolism following deep vein thrombosis. We report a patient who developed deep vein thrombosis following rupture of a dissecting aneurysm of the internal auditory artery. The parent artery was occluded before anticoagulant therapy as a ...
Teachey David T - - 2008
Vasectomy is a commonly performed urologic procedure associated with few complications. Nevertheless, a 35-year-old healthy man developed a life-threatening saddle pulmonary embolism as a consequence of a deep vein thrombosis, resulting from limited mobilization shortly after an elective vasectomy. This is the first report of a near fatal venous thromboembolic ...
Moores Lisa K - - 2008
Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is now an established test in the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). Some may argue that it has become the "one-stop" center for diagnosis and prognosis of acute PE and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Current literature shows CTPA to be reliable and accurate. Management ...
Buiter Hans J C - - 2008
A case of intravenous precipitation of erythromycin is reported along with the patient history, pathologic findings, and a description of the analytical methods and results. The patient was a 75-year-old woman with a history of myocardial infarction, deep venous thrombosis, and diabetes mellitus who underwent aortic valve replacement. She developed ...
de Carvalho M A M - - 2008
The arterial vascularization of agoutis' penis (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) were analysed using ten male adults from 'Núcleo de Estudos e Preservação de Animais Silvestres da Universidade Federal do Piauí' (FUFPI/IBAMA n degrees 02/99). Among the total number of specimens, six animals had natural death and were members of the research collection ...
Blättler W - - 2008
Superficial vein thrombophlebitis (SVTP) appears in two distinct forms: varicose vein thrombophlebitis (TP) represents the principal cause. It is characterized by a large thrombus in a varicose vein and a modest inflammatory process localized in the vessel surrounding but not in its wall. Rarely, SVTP affects a non-varicose vein. Abundant ...
Spiroski Igor - - 2008
To analyze the association of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphisms (MTHFR-677 and MTHFR-1298) with occlusive artery disease and deep venous thrombosis in Macedonians. We examined 83 healthy respondents, 76 patients with occlusive artery disease, and 67 patients with deep venous thrombosis. Blood samples were collected and DNA was isolated from peripheral blood ...
Pechlivanis I - - 2008
The case of a 46-year-old Arabian male complaining of low back pain due to congenital lumbar spinal canal stenosis with additional disc herniation is presented. Following CT scan and MRI, bilateral enlarged partial hemilaminectomy was performed in L5/S1 with removal of herniated disc material. Intraoperatively, no complication was encountered. In ...
He Hong - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: By using lingual artery chemoembolization on the basis of detailed basic studies to search an additional way for treatment of certain tongue carcinoma. METHODS: Study of lingual artery cast specimens in post-mortem human was processed. Patients with tongue carcinoma were chemoembolized with Carboplatinum microcapsules. RESULTS: Microcapsule embolism located approximately ...
Lønnebakken Mai Tone - - 2008
In antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), there is a high prevalence of valvular heart disease which leads to increased risk of thrombo-embolic events, in particular, cerebrovascular events. We present a patient with cerebral infarction, previous deep-vein thrombosis, and miscarriages with positive lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibodies. Echocardiographic examination revealed mitral valve leaflet ...
Barnes Dawn M - - 2008
Primary and recurrent venous thromboembolic disease (VTE, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) remain a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the hospitalized patient. Non-specific subjective complaints and lack of specific objective findings related to acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) complicate the diagnosis. There remains ...
de Oliveira Aguinaldo - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The incidence of deep venous thrombosis is 0.6/1000 habitants and when symptomatic its diagnosis by duplex scan has 100% sensitivity and 98% specificity. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the findings of the duplex scan in patients with clinical suspicion of deep venous thrombosis. METHODS: 239 ...
Rabadi Meheroz H - - 2008
This article reviews randomized control trials (RCT's) published in 2006 of various medications evaluated for stroke patients. These trials were primarily efficacy studies. These included aggrenox (an antiplatelet agent), magnesium (to treat arterial spasm after an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage), NXY (a free radical trapping agent) and albumin which were both ...
Bianchi Massimiliano - - 2008
In young patients, acquired and genetic causes of deep vein thrombosis frequently interact. The association of congenital hypoplasia of the inferior vena cava with antithrombin III deficiency has never been described in the literature as a causal factor of proximal deep vein thrombosis in young patients. We report the case ...
Kim Soo Kyoung - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early motor deterioration (EMD) in deep subcortical infarction is usually associated with long-term functional disability. In this study, we investigated the clinical characteristics, biochemical markers and MRI variables in patients with deep subcortical infarction to identify the predictors of progressive motor deficits. METHODS: A total of 167 ...
Hach-Wunderle Viola - - 2008
Deep vein thrombosis is associated with a risk of pulmonary embolism and post thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Selective literature review with special reference to the American College of Chest Physicians' current guidelines and the German S2 interdisciplinary guideline. The most important therapeutic measure is prompt and adequate anticoagulation with heparin or ...
Siéssere Selma - - 2008
In order to obtain a precise diagnosis and treatment for temporomandibular dysfunctions, it is necessary to have morphological and functional knowledge of the temporomandibular joint. Anatomic components are important to the understanding of the complexity of temporomandibular joint. Nonetheless, just as important are the anatomic relationships that this joint has ...
Kim W J - - 2008
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease, and its most critical pathologic process is thrombosis, which may explain most of the clinical features. Acute management of thrombosis involves immediate anticoagulation. Acute proximal venous thrombosis can be managed with thrombolytic therapy to reduce the long-term complications of the postthrombotic syndrome (pain, ...
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