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Schaub Natalie A - - 2002
We describe a patient who was admitted to hospital after returning from a holiday in Thailand with coronary artery disease and ventricular tachycardia. As an incidental finding, the routine chest radiography showed migratory pulmonary infiltrates. A peripheral blood smear showed eosinophilia. Physical examination revealed multiple, slightly raised, erythematous, serpentine tracks ...
Ouriel Kenneth - - 2002
Acute occlusion of a peripheral artery is a catastrophic event. Whether resulting from in situ thrombosis of a native artery, a bypass graft, or embolization, acute limb ischemia threatens both the patient's limb and life. Traditionally, open surgical intervention has been the "gold standard" for treatment of these patients. However, ...
Haskal Ziv J - - 2002
The changing landscape of thrombolytic drugs used for treating peripheral occlusive disease has spurred increasing use of mechanical thrombectomy devices (MTDs). These devices comprise a variety of tools intended to remove, fragment, or disperse thrombus in veins, arteries, or bypass grafts. Although most devices are U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
Drescher Peter - - 2002
To report the efficacy of catheter-directed thrombolysis with a combination of a thrombolytic agent (reteplase) and a glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa platelet receptor antagonist (abciximab) in peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Fifteen patients with lower extremity arterial thromboses (age range, 40-96 y; mean, 73 y) were prospectively enrolled in a protocol approved ...
van den Bosch M A - - 2001
Several studies have reported an association between abdominal aortic dilatation and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Narrowing of aortic diameter, also called abdominal aortic hypoplasia, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease have received insufficient attention. Precise estimates of the relationship between aortic hypoplasia and peripheral arterial occlusive disease are lacking. In this ...
Raptopoulos V - - 2001
PURPOSE: To compare vascular conspicuity and ability to connect pulmonary arterial branches on pulmonary angiograms obtained with helical multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) with those on pulmonary angiograms obtained with helical single-detector row CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 93 consecutive patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism, 48 underwent scanning with ...
Frau G - - 2001
Transcutaneous PO2 (TcpO2) was measured in 30 patients with peripheral arterial obstructive disease (PAOD) and in 30 age-matched controls in the hand and foot using a heating power electrode oximeter (HP-E). The HP-E was connected with a software modified monitor to simultaneously record changes in arterial stasis in the skin ...
Zhang L F - - 2001
Findings from recent bed rest and spaceflight human studies have indicated that the inability to adequately elevate the peripheral resistance and the altered autoregulation of cerebral vasculature are important factors in postflight orthostatic intolerance. Animal studies with rat model have revealed that simulated microgravity may induce upward and downward regulations ...
Weber C - - 2001
We report the case of a young white woman in whom cerebrovascular moyamoya disease, which was associated with nonarteriosclerotic peripheral artery disease of the subclavian, iliac, and femoropopliteal arteries, was diagnosed by means of angiography. During 8 years of follow-up, the peripheral artery disease progressed, without any signs characteristic of ...
Tsuda M - - 2001
The aim of this study is to analyze the dynamic CT findings after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). RF ablation was used for 22 tumors in 20 patients. Peripheral enhancement was noted in 89% of regions within 1 month in the arterial phase. In 1-3 months, peripheral ...
Wu S M - - 2001
The peripheral arterial vessel often appears as an elliptic shape under the constraints of the surrounding tissues. In this study, the gradient-based Hough transform was used to detect the central location of the ellipse and the lumen area of the arterial vessel non-invasively using power Doppler imaging. Sequential ultrasound images ...
Ouriel K - - 2001
Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) most frequently presents with pain during ambulation, which is known as "intermittent claudication". Some relief of symptoms is possible with exercise, pharmacotherapy, and cessation of smoking. The risk of limb-loss is overshadowed by the risk of mortality from coexistent coronary artery and cerebrovascular atherosclerosis. ...
Monaco C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Antibody antioxidized low density lipoproteins (oxLDL) might play a role both in atherogenesis and in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Antibody titres to oxLDL and levels of C-reactive protein were compared in unstable angina, stable angina or peripheral artery disease. Antibody titres to LDL oxidated ...
Mueller T - - 2001
Elevated serum total homocysteine, an established risk factor for peripheral arterial disease, is influenced by the vitamin B12 and folate status. Since these vitamins are inversely correlated with erythrocyte mean corpuscular volume, an investigation of whether mean corpuscular volume is higher in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease than in ...
Kuroda S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: The beneficial effects of surgical revascularization on rebleeding in moyamoya disease remain unclear. This report is intended to clarify the effects of surgical revascularization on peripheral artery aneurysms, which represent one of the causes of intracranial bleeding in moyamoya disease. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Findings for three female patients ...
Gutiérrez J - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia pneumoniae is a human respiratory pathogen that has recently been related to the genesis of symptomatic atherosclerosis. C. pneumoniae has been studied more widely in relation to coronary atherosclerosis than to peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). The present study aimed to retrospectively analyze the presence of C. pneumoniae ...
Smith D E - - 2001
Arterial complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are rare; however, the sequelae can be disastrous. Infection and the need for amputation or vascular reconstructive surgery are not uncommon. A thorough preoperative assessment can identify at-risk patients, many, if not all, of whom have preexisting peripheral arterial disease. In the presence ...
Wu S - - 2001
Relapsing Polychondritis is a rare disease which causes the repetitive inflammation of cartilage and connective tissues. Although the large airway is sometimes involved and the stenosis of them often influences the prognosis of the patients, there have been few reports concerning the manifestation of the peripheral lung. A 60-year-old man ...
Pötter R - - 2001
Endovascular brachytherapy is a new, rapidly growing field of interest in radiotherapy for the prevention of neointimal hyperplasia after angioplasty in both coronary and peripheral arteries. Many physics aspects of these treatments have already been addressed in the report of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine task group on ...
Semba C P - - 2001
Alteplase (t-PA), a recombinant analogue of human tissue plasminogen activator, became the first genetically engineered thrombolytic approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1987 for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In addition to AMI, alteplase is currently approved for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke and pulmonary embolism, and we ...
Ghaye B - - 2001
PURPOSE: To analyze the influence of multi-detector row spiral computed tomography (CT) on identification of peripheral pulmonary arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Peripheral pulmonary arteries were analyzed on optimally opacified contrast material-enhanced spiral CT angiograms in 30 patients devoid of pleuroparenchymal disease who underwent scanning with multi-detector row CT (collimation, 4 ...
Kasirajan K - - 2001
A number of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy devices are currently being used or undergoing clinical evaluation for the treatment of acute and chronic limb-threatening ischemia. Preliminary studies on the safety, efficacy, and device limitations have spurred an interest in percutaneous techniques for thrombus debulking as stand-alone therapy or an adjunct to ...
Turner N S NS - - 2001
A retrospective review was done of the total joint registry at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, which contains the computerized records of 19,808 consecutive total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) including primary and revision that were performed from 1970 to 1997. From that database, 9 patients were found to have had a ...
Gunn J - - 2001
Therapeutic ultrasound is already established in the treatment of diverse surgical conditions, such as cataract, liver cancer, and stones, without danger to healthy tissue. Clinical trials of catheter-delivered, high energy, low frequency (kHz) ultrasound undertaken over the last decade have demonstrated the safety of ultrasound in the treatment of peripheral ...
Ohtake H - - 2001
We present a case of multimodal agnosia in the visual and tactile modality due to an infarction in the territory of the left posterior cerebral artery. The patient's ability to recognize objects fluctuated depending on his verbal activity. When he misnamed presented objects, he tended to use them and to ...
Weiner S D - - 2001
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death and disability in patients age 50 and older. PAD progresses gradually and silently over many years, occluding the lumen of arteries that supply blood to the extremities. Symptoms of peripheral arterial insufficiency include intermittent claudication, rest pain, ...
Diffin D C - - 2001
The aim of this paper is to summarize the current status of percutaneous methods for recanalizing peripheral arterial occlusions. Emphasis is placed on the role of peripheral intraarterial thrombolysis (PIAT) in the treatment of acute lower limb ischemia. Results of three prospective, randomized trials comparing PIAT with surgical revascularization are ...
Ubbink D T - - 2001
The interobserver variability of aortoiliac and femoropopliteal duplex scanning in peripheral arterial occlusive disease was assessed. Two experienced, independent vascular technologists investigated in random order 61 consecutive patients sent to the vascular laboratory for investigation of the aortoiliac or femoropopliteal arteries. In each aortoiliac vessel segment, the proximal, mid, and ...
Verougstraete C - - 2001
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate the cause of a clinical entity characterized by bilateral intraocular inflammation, multiple arterial ectasias including beading, macroaneurysms, comma-like ectasias and kinking, with vasculitis, staining of the optic disk and multiple peripheral round punched-out hypopigmented chorioretinal scars in elderly patients. The formation and the course of ...
Beyer-Enke S A - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess mean values of velocities in peripheral arterial vessels prior to and following angioplasty in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Standard values are evaluated with the guidewire positioned proximal to the lesion, inside the lesion and distal to the lesion. METHODS: ...
Hall T B - - 2001
The technique of thrombolysis is now well established, becoming employed increasingly often in disease of the peripheral vasculature, both arterial and venous, in addition to its important role in the treatment of coronary artery thrombosis. This is a general review of its applications in peripheral vascular disease causing acute lower ...
Francis C W - - 2001
Thrombolytic therapy and mechanical interventions are frequently used in the treatment of both arterial and venous thrombotic disease. Limitations to these approaches include failure to achieve reperfusion and complications including bleeding and vessel wall damage. Increasing evidence indicates that the use of ultrasound offers potential therapeutic advantages. This review considers ...
Kalbermatten N T - - 2001
A 28-year old woman presented with Léri's disease (melorheostosis) and the rare combination of complex vascular malformations and lymphatic anomalies. Multifocal melorheostosis was segmental and unilateral, located in the left axial and peripheral skeleton, fifth thoracic vertebral body, fifth rib. left upper limb and lumbosacral spine (third lumbar body to ...
Matsuse H - - 2001
A 56-year-old Japanese male with persistent cough, stridor and diffuse wheezing for 6 months had obstructive pulmonary dysfunction and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) to inhaled methacholine. Because of a poor response to glucocorticoid therapy and neutrophilia in the peripheral blood and sputum, chest computed tomography was performed and a plate-like tumor ...
Taute B M - - 2000
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that the deletion polymorphism of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene is linked to a high risk of cardiovascular disease. The relationship between the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the ACE gene and the carotid intima-media thickness in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease is unknown. ...
Gupta A K - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Onychomycosis is a relatively common condition the aetiology of which appears to be multifactorial, with both genetic and acquired factors being responsible. In our clinical practice we have observed that smokers and individuals with peripheral arterial disease may have an increased prevalence of onychomycosis compared to normal individuals. PATIENTS ...
Olufsen M S - - 2000
Blood flow in the large systemic arteries is modeled using one-dimensional equations derived from the axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations for flow in compliant and tapering vessels. The arterial tree is truncated after the first few generations of large arteries with the remaining small arteries and arterioles providing outflow boundary conditions for ...
Schweizer J - - 2000
Acute peripheral occlusive arterial disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly among older persons. Catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy is the treatment of choice but has limitations: long lytic times, occlusions refractory to thrombolysis, and a high rate of restenosis. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the use ...
Kawamata H - - 2000
One of the factors that affect the recurrence rate after peripheral directional atherectomy (DA) is the degree of residual stenosis. A new method of peripheral DA to reduce residual stenoses was evaluated with a rotational digital angiography (RDA) system that provides both angiography and fluoroscopy at multiple projections within 360 ...
Modi BP - - 2000
With the advent of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), giant thrombi of the descending aorta are becoming increasingly recognized as possible sources of peripheral emboli. This report describes the management of three patients presenting with multiple unexplained peripheral emboli. All three patients were treated successfully with aortic thrombectomy and long-term anticoagulation.
Stangl K - - 2000
We investigated plasma endothelin (ET) levels in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) during treatment for acute decompensation; we also measured imbalances in ET peptides across the pulmonary, coronary, and peripheral circulation. Methods and Results-In patients with severe CHF (n=21; cardiac index [CI], 1.9+/-0.2 L. min(-1). m(-2); pulmonary capillary wedge ...
O'Brien E R - - 2000
Previously, we demonstrated that replication in restenotic coronary atherectomy specimens was an infrequent and modest event. In general, this data was interpreted with caution, as immunocytochemistry for the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) was used to subjectively assess proliferation and most of the tissue specimens were resected more than 3 ...
deMello D E - - 2000
Recently, we have identified in the mouse three processes involved in the early development of pulmonary vasculature: angiogenesis for branching of central vessels, vasculogenesis (lakes in the mesenchyme) for peripheral vessels, and a lytic process to establish luminal connection between the two. We have established that these three processes also ...
Adler Y - - 2000
The authors previously demonstrated a significant association between the presence of mitral annulus calcification (MAC) and aortic atheroma, carotid atherosclerotic disease, and coronary artery disease. The present study was designed to determine whether an association exists between MAC and peripheral arterial atherosclerotic disease. Of the 805 patients in whom the ...
Onuoha G N - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have established short-term variability in the circulating plasma levels of cardiac peptides such as atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP). Our aim was to investigate whether such variable patterns could be observed in other vasoactive peptides. METHODS: We measured the immunoreactivity of vasoactive intestinal ...
Ouriel K - - 2000
Acute peripheral arterial occlusion is associated with a high risk of limb loss and death. The high mortality rate is as much a function of the multiplicity of baseline comorbidities as it is a result of the insult from the peripheral ischemia and reperfusion. Less invasive methods of restoring arterial ...
White Christopher J - - 2000
There are compelling reasons for cardiologists to undertake a more global approach to patients with peripheral vascular diseases: atherosclerosis is a 'systemic' disease frequently causing both coronary and peripheral vascular problems in the same patient; coronary artery disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with ...
Chukhraev A M - - 2000
The authors analyze the causes of complications after nursing interventions on peripheral veins. Twenty-one percent of all venipunctures involve complications, mainly subcutaneous hematomas (62% of all complications), paravasal injection of drugs (28%), spontaneous rupture of the vein (6%), obliteration of the vessel (2%), superficial phlebitis (2%), external bleeding from the ...
Chen Y C - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Femoral, subclavian, and internal jugular veins access have been widely used for temporary vascular access for hemodialysis, but their use has been associated with a significant complication rate. We report in three selected hemodialysis patients with the procedure of direct peripheral venopuncture as temporary vascular access to reduce complications. ...
Tobias J D - - 2000
CONTEXT: The Paratrend monitor provides continuous arterial blood gas monitoring after insertion through a >/=20-gauge arterial cannula. OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation of arterial blood gas values and the Paratrend monitor placed through a peripheral intravenous catheter. DESIGN: Prospective, open-label evaluation. SETTING: University-based pediatric intensive care unit. PATIENTS: Infants and ...
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