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de Araújo Júnior Antônio Santos AS Division of Post Graduation in Surgery, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, - - 2015
This study was undertaken to determine variables that could predict, in the perioperative period of anterior communicating artery (ACom) aneurysms surgeries, the likelihood of postoperative sequelae and complications, after temporary arterial occlusion (TAO). In a universe of 32 patients submitted to ACom aneurysm repair in the last 7 years, 21 ...
Scheglov Dmitry V DV Department of Vascular Patholopy of the Brain Spinal Cord, Scientific -Practical Center of Endovascular Neuroradiology, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, - - 2015
In the first 2 weeks after subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm, 30-35 % of surviving patients treated with conservative nonoperative therapy experience rebleeding. This is fatal in 60-90 % of cases and leads to significant disability in 17-20 % of cases. A major factor for this poor outcome ...
Davierwala Piroze M PM Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Struempellstraße 39, 04289, Leipzig, Germany, - - 2014
New-generation stents have been continually developed in order to improve the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Several randomized clinical trials have been conducted over the last two decades to compare the outcomes of PCI with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which has been the time-tested treatment of ...
Yoshidome Hiroyuki H Department of General Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba, 260-8670, - - 2014
The possibility of resection for locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with involvement of hepatic or superior mesenteric artery is low. The treatment strategy for these locally advanced PDAC needs to be elucidated. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 107 patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy for PDAC between 2007 and 2012. ...
Ryu Wi-Sun WS Department of Neurology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Republic of - - 2014
Background: Intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) is a major cause of ischemic stroke in Asians. Despite the clinical importance of ICAS, the literature on the natural history of ICAS has been less enlightening. The aims of our study were to evaluate a long-term natural course of symptomatic and asymptomatic ICAS. Methods: ...
Kalteis Manfred M Department of cardiovascular Surgery, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Wels, Austria Department of Surgery, Elisabethinen Hospital, Linz, Austria - - 2014
To report the long-term results for patients treated with endovascular aneurysm repair and additional embolization and coverage of the hypogastric artery compared with patients treated with simple endovascular aneurysm repair. A database of our endovascular aneurysm repair patient cohort was reviewed to find patients with iliac artery aneurysms. The baseline ...
Raymond Timothy E TE Cleveland Clinic, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States ; - - 2014
Proper and early identification of patients whom harbour serious occult illness is the first step in developing a disease management strategy. Identification of illnesses through the use of non-invasive techniques provides assurance of patient safety and is ideal. Pulmonary artery dilation is easily measured non-invasively and it is usually caused ...
Wadia Rajeev S RS From the *Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; †Divisions of Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; and ‡Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine & Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, - - 2014
Aortic dissection secondary to thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms is very uncommon in children, and this life-threatening diagnosis requires a high clinical index of suspicion. Unlike adults, in whom atherosclerosis, inflammation, and advanced age are typically contributing factors, aortic dissection in children is usually due to nonatherosclerotic causes.Aortic aneurysms can be asymptomatic ...
Celestin Carey C Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 70148, - - 2014
The central aortic shunt, consisting of a Gore-Tex (polytetrafluoroethylene) tube (graft) connecting the ascending aorta to the pulmonary artery, is a palliative operation for neonates with cyanotic congenital heart disease. These tubes often have an extended length, and therefore must be angulated to complete the connection to the posterior pulmonary ...
Jang Gi Young GY Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Hospital, Ansan, - - 2014
We investigated the course of coronary aneurysm with a diameter > 6 mm in Kawasaki disease (KD), as well as related therapeutic trends and prognosis in Korea. We performed a nationwide questionnaire survey in 77 hospitals, conducting a retrospective study of patients with KD who had coronary aneurysms with a ...
Bramlage Peter - - 2014
In patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis, balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is routinely performed in order to pre-dilate the stenosed aortic valve prior to transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Although pre-dilation is considered to be essential for the preparation of the valve landing zone, there is no clear evidence to ...
van Oppen James D JD The University of Nottingham Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom. - - 2014
Transcutaneous carbon dioxide (PtcCO2 ) monitoring is rarely used in the acute hospital setting, where serial samples of arterial blood are instead taken to measure carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2 ). In this pilot observational study, we assessed the potential of PtcCO2 monitoring to calculate pH and guide management of acute ...
Porzionato Andrea A Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, - - 2014
Diffuse pulmonary ossification (DPO) is a rare condition characterized by diffuse metaplastic bone formation in the lungs. Two patterns have been described: dendriform, with a coral-like network of bone spiculae along the alveolar septa; and nodular, with lobulated fragments in the alveolar spaces. Dendriform DPO is frequently associated with chronic ...
Champion Sébastien S Réanimation Polyvalente, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de la Réunion, Saint Denis, France - - 2014
Recent series reported excellent results of surgical embolectomy in patients with acute pulmonary embolism with mortality rates of about 5-9% (range 0-13%). However, very low mortality of patients receiving medical treatment for intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism (1.5 and 2.8% at 7 and 30 days, respectively) was recently reported. Thus, we would ...
Yamamoto Satoshi S Department of Vascular Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
The object of the study is to determine the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment of patients with popliteal artery entrapment syndrome at a single institute. We retrospectively reviewed 19 limbs of 16 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for popliteal artery entrapment syndrome at our hospital over the past 36 years. ...
Duan Guoli G Department of Neurosurgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
We evaluated the correlation between posterior communicating artery (PcomA) aneurysm rupture and morphological and hemodynamic parameters to assess related rupture risk indices. Six patients with PcomA aneurysms that ultimately ruptured (cases) were studied after initially being included in a prospective database including their three-dimensional (3D) imaging before rupture. For each ...
Elbadawy A A Vascular Surgery Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut,Egypt - - - 2014
to demonstrate the impact of duplex arterial mapping on decision making in non--acute ischemic limb patient group reporting pain onset between 15 days and 3 months. We prospectively evaluated patients presented with critical limb ischemia who reported pain onset of duration between 15 days and 3 months in one--year period. ...
Taniguchi Ryosuke R Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of - - 2014
Aim: The viscoelastic properties of the artery are known to be altered in patients with vascular diseases. However, few studies have evaluated the viscoelasticity of the vascular wall in humans. We sought to investigate the degree of viscoelastic deterioration of the carotid artery and assess its clinical implications.Methods: Between January ...
Dournes Gaël G Univ. Bordeaux, Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de Bordeaux, U1045, Bordeaux, France, Inserm, Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de Bordeaux, U1045, CIC1401, Bordeaux, France, CHU Bordeaux, Service d'Imagerie Thoracique et Cardio-vasculaire, BORDEAUX, France ; - - 2014
Purpose: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an established complication of advanced COPD associated with increased mortality. The mechanisms coupling PH and bronchial obstruction are unknown; in particular PH appears unrelated to emphysema. We hypothesized that CT measurement of airway remodeling instead of emphysema may correlate with PH in COPD. Material and ...
Isselbacher Eric M EM Massachusetts General Hospital Thoracic Aortic Center & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - - 2014
In this issue of Circulation, Sidloff and colleagues have presented their findings that, among 18 World Health Organization member states over a period of 16 years (from 1994 to 2010), there has been a reduction in the age-standardized mortality from both thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection.(1) If one considers the ...
Bor A Stijntje E AS From the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands (A.S.E.B., A.T.T.G., G.J.E.R.); Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (A.T.T.G., K.G.t., R.A.); Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands (B.K.V.); and Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands (M.J.H.W.). - - 2014
Unruptured intracranial aneurysms are frequently followed to monitor aneurysm growth. We studied the yield of follow-up imaging and analyzed risk factors for aneurysm growth. We included patients with untreated, unruptured intracranial aneurysms and ≥6 months of follow-up imaging from 2 large prospectively collected databases. We assessed the proportion of patients ...
Kanber B B Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, - - 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a novel ultrasound-based carotid plaque risk index (CPRI) in predicting the presence of cerebrovascular symptoms in patients with carotid artery stenosis. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional, observational study involving 56 patients (mean age 76.6 years, 62.5 % ...
Waldo Stephen W SW Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
-Decisions to proceed with surgical versus percutaneous revascularization for multivessel coronary artery disease are often based on subtle clinical information that may not be captured in contemporary registries. The present study sought to evaluate the association between surgical ineligibility documented in the medical record and long-term mortality among patients with ...
Singh Sushil Kumar SK Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India - - 2014
Thromboelastography enables complete evaluation of the process of clot initiation, the structural characteristics of the formed clot and its stability. Many previous studies have assessed the predictive role of thromboelastography in on-pump cardiac surgery, but there are no clear guidelines on its use in off-pump coronary artery bypass. The aim ...
Harris Brett S BS From the Heart and Vascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Ashley River Tower, MSC 226, 25 Courtenay Dr, Charleston, SC - - 2014
Purpose To assess the accuracy of computed tomographic (CT) examinations performed for the purpose of transcatheter aortic valve replacement ( TAVR transcatheter aortic valve replacement ) planning to diagnose obstructive coronary artery disease ( CAD coronary artery disease ). Materials and Methods With institutional review board approval, waivers of informed ...
Oh Hyung-Geun HG From the Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea (H.-G.O.); and Departments of Neurology (P.-W.C.) and Endocrinology and Metabolism (E.-J.R.), Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) is considered an important cause of stroke in Asians. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a surrogate marker for subclinical atherosclerosis. We aimed to analyze the association of ICAS assessed by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and CAC in middle-aged Korean population. This study included 10 550 participants (81.3% men, ...
Hodis Simona S Neuroradiology Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 2014
Implanted, actual flow diverter pore density is thought to be strongly influenced by proper matching between the device size and parent artery diameter. The objective of this study was to characterize the correlation between device sizing, metal coverage, and the resultant occlusion of aneurysms following flow diverter treatment in a ...
Ozturk Derya D Department of Cardiology, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
We investigated the association between the preoperative logistic clinical syntax score (log CSS), saphenous vein graft (SVG) patency, and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Of 1875 patients undergoing isolated CABG between 2009 and 2011, 267 patients, who later underwent coronary angiography, were ...
Schmelter Christopher C Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Klinikum Ingolstadt, Krumenauerstraße 25, 85049, Ingolstadt, Germany, - - 2014
The study was designed to assess outcomes of arteriovenous (AV) accesses after interventional stent-graft deployment in haemodialysis patients. 63 haemodialysis patients with 66 AV fistulas and AV grafts were treated by interventional stent-graft deployment from 2006 to 2012 at our hospital. Data of these patients were retrospectively analysed for location ...
Fujihara Masahiko M Department of Cardiology, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, Kishiwada, Japan; Department of Medicine and Biosystemic Science, Kyushu University Graduate, School of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka, - - 2014
Objectives: To assess the safety and efficacy of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) angiography-guided endovascular therapy (EVT) for renal, iliofemoral artery disease. Background: Patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) often have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the use of iodinated contrast media may enhance the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). Contrast ...
Cerro Marín M J MJ Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain ; - - 2014
Rationale: There is a lack of knowledge regarding the epidemiology, clinical characterization, and survival in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Methods: We analyzed data from the Spanish Registry for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. From January 2009 to June 2012, 225 patients diagnosed of pulmonary hypertension in 1998 or after were collected from 21 ...
Balderston Jessica R JR Division of Cardiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, - - 2014
Background: Coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) are seen in 1-5% of angiograms. Aneurysmal coronary disease has been thought to be a variant of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) in most patients, but this has not been systematically studied. Methods: To better understand the pathophysiology of CAA, we reviewed the cardiac catheterization ...
Müller-Wille René R From the Department of Radiology (R.M.W., S.S., W.U., O.G., C.S., W.A.W.), Center for Clinical Studies (F.Z.), and Department of Surgery (K.P., P.K.), University Medical Center Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg, - - 2014
Purpose To determine computed tomographic (CT) features of early type II endoleaks associated with aneurysm sac enlargement after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair ( EVAR endovascular aortic aneurysm repair ) of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was not required for this retrospective study. The authors reviewed ...
Song Ji-Yong JY Ji-Yong Song, Bing-Yi Shi, Zhi-Dong Zhu, De-Hua Zheng, Gang Li, Li-Kui Feng, Lin Zhou, Tian-Tian Wu, Guo-Sheng Du, Organ Transplant Institute, the 309 Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing 100091, - - 2014
To explore a prophylactic procedure to prevent splenic artery steal syndrome (SASS), as well as a therapeutic intervention to correct it. Forty-three liver transplant patients were enrolled in a non-randomized controlled trial, with the eligible criterion that the diameter of the splenic artery is more than 5 mm and/or 1.5 ...
Brenner Roman - - 2014
There is considerable inter-individual variability of pulmonary artery pressure among high altitude dwellers, but the underlying mechanism is not known. At low altitude, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is present in ∼25% of the general population. Its prevalence is increased in clinical conditions associated with pulmonary hypertension and arterial hypoxemia ...
Murat Gurbuz G Department of Cardiology, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse, - - 2014
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a rare congenital disease responsible for a high mortality rate in childhood. Here, we report for the first time the case of an asymptomatic 61-year old patient showing a combination of anomalous origin of the left anterior descending ...
Janas Adam - - 2014
Stent design may influence the outcomes, suggesting that adverse events rates vary according to free cell area and cell design. Open cell design technology of self expandable stents, dedicated for carotid revascularization has better deliverability nonetheless closed cell technology is expected to cause less thromboembolic events. The purpose of this ...
Zhang Hao - - 2014
Midaortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare vascular anomaly characterized by segmental narrowing of the distal descending thoracic or abdominal aorta. Renal or visceral arteries may also be affected to varying degrees. MAS is often associated with renovascular hypertension, and requires early intervention. When medical therapy and percutaneous interventions fail to ...
Saglam Muzaffer M GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Department of Radiology, Uskudar, Istanbul, 34668, TURKEY. - - 2014
Shepherd's crook deformity of right coronary artery is considered hemodynamically nonsignificant course anomaly. It may be challenging for cardiologist during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. : AIM: To investigate the radiological anatomy of the high riding course of the proximal segment of the right coronary artery (RCA), especially focused on the ...
Garg Aatish A Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland - - 2014
Background: The SAPIEN-XT is a newer generation balloon-expandable valve with a stent-structure created of cobalt chromium, as opposed to the stainless steel stent used in the older generation SAPIEN valve. We sought to determine if there was difference in acute recoil between the two valves. Methods: All patients who underwent ...
Feng Chao C Department of Neurology, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, Middle Yanchang Rd. 301#, Zhabei District, Shanghai, - - 2014
Isolated pontine infarctions are usually classified as paramedian pontine infarction (PPI) and lacunar pontine infarction (LPI). Although they have different shapes and locations, some recent studies proved that they might both be associated with basilar artery atherosclerosis in pathogenesis. This study aimed to explore the difference of basilar artery remodeling ...
Querejeta Roca Gabriela G Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, - - 2014
As pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly among patients with right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, we aimed to determine the impact of therapy to reduce pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) on RV and LV deformation in PAH. Right ventricular free wall longitudinal strain (FWLS) and LV ...
Orlický Michal M Department of Neurosurgery, Masaryk Hospital , Usti nad Labem , Czech - - 2014
Objective. Ophthalmic aneurysms comprise 1.3-5% of all intracranial aneurysms and are the least likely to rupture. On the other hand, they can cause symptoms (visual dysfunction and eye movement palsy) in 18-35% of cases even when unruptured. In our article, we review all the cases of ophthalmic aneurysms treated in ...
Taggart David P DP Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK, - - 2014
Current evidence clearly demonstrates that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains the "gold standard" treatment for most patients with multivessel and left main stem disease. This article summarizes the relevant evidence basis demonstrating that CABG, in comparison to stenting, reduces mortality and subsequent myocardial infarction and the need for repeat ...
O'Sullivan C J CJ Department of Cardiology, Stadtspital Triemli, Zürich, Switzerland - - - 2014
Aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) frequently co---exist in elderly patients selected for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Therapeutic strategies to manage concomitant obstructive CAD are therefore an important consideration in the overall management of patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing TAVI. Conventional surgical aortic valve replacement ...
Safak O O Katip Celebi Universitiy Ataturk Training and Research Hospital,Cardiology Izmir, Turkey - - - 2014
Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) existing as of birth and they are coincidently detected most of the time. In our study, we aimed to report the prevalence of CAAs in coronary artery angiography (CAG) performed patients by investigating images in our hospital which is a tertiary healthcare provider. Images of 16.768 ...
Cusmà-Piccione Maurizio M aClinical and Experimental Department of Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, Italy bAurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA cCardiology Unit, ARC, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Pordenone dCardiology Unit, O.C. San Antonio, San Daniele del Friuli, Udine eCardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa fInternal Medicine, Villa Sofia Hospital, Palermo, - - 2014
A relationship between arterial stiffening and coronary flow abnormalities, although not fully elucidated, has been observed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among carotid stiffness, measured using echo-tracking, and Doppler parameters of coronary blood flow, sampled at the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. We studied 88 ...
Johnston Douglas R DR Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
Ongoing efforts to compare percutaneous coronary intervention with coronary bypass surgery for multivessel coronary disease mandate that surgeons reevaluate best practices for coronary surgery in order to maximize long-term outcomes. This review presents recent data for the long-term outcomes of multiple arterial grafting in terms of patient selection, conduit choice, ...
Uotila Sauli S Turku PET Center, Turku University Hospital, University of Turku, and Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland (S.U., J.M.U.S., P.N., A.R., J.K., A.S.); Department of Forensic Medicine (P.S.), Turku Center for Disease Modeling (A.R.), and Institute of Clinical Medicine (A.S.), University of Turku, Turku, Finland; Department of Endocrinology, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland (P.N.); A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland (S.E.H., S.Y.-H.); and Heart Center, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland - - 2014
Coronary microvascular dysfunction, observed as impaired coronary vasodilator capacity, is an early manifestation of coronary artery disease. Inflammation plays an important role in different stages of atherogenesis. To study the role of vessel wall inflammation in the development of coronary dysfunction, we compared [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the aorta and ...
Weiss Norbert N University Center for Vascular Medicine and Department of Medicine III, Section Angiology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, - - 2014
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are the most common arterial aneurysms. Endovascular or open surgical aneurysm repair is indicated in patients with large AAA ≥ 5.5 cm in diameter as this prevents aneurysm rupture. The presence even of small AAAs not in need of immediate repair is associated with a very ...
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