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Saito Atsushi A Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Aomori Prefectural Central Hospital, 2-1-1 Higashitsukurimichi, Aomori, 0308553, Japan, - - 2015
We examined the effect of intraarterial administration of fasudil hydrochloride (IAFC), a Rho kinase inhibitor, for the prevention of symptomatic vasospasm after SAH by evaluating cerebral circulation. We evaluated IAFC cases of 57 sides of 38 patients (12 men and 26 women, average age 60.2 years old) diagnosed with aneurysmal ...
York Nancy L NL Nancy L. York, PhD, RN, CNE, is the assistant dean at Bellarmine University, Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Her primary undergraduate teaching focus is critical care. She also teaches evidence-based practice and health policy in the MSN and DNP programs. She has published in both medical and nursing peer-reviewed journals and has authored 2 textbook chapters. Dr York serves as a reviewer for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Christy J. Kane, PhD, RRT-NPS, is the department chairperson and program director for the Respiratory Therapy Program at Bellarmine University. Dr Kane teaches a variety of topics including respiratory treatments and diagnostic testing, as well as mechanical ventilation. Dr Kane has published in peer reviewed journals as well as presented at national meetings. In addition, she has published 1 book chapter. Carol Smith, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Bellarmine University, Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Her primary undergraduate teaching focus is pharmacology and critical care. Lori A. Minton, MSN, RN, is an instructor at Bellarmine University, Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Her primary undergraduate teaching focus is fundamentals, medical/surgical nursing and critical - - 2015
There are evidence-based prevention strategies known to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism formation. However, pulmonary emboli remain a leading cause of death in critically ill patients with a 3-month mortality of 10% to 15%. This article addresses patients' risk factors, pulmonary embolism prevention strategies, clinical manifestations, and treatment modalities ...
Hecht Harvey S HS Department of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1030, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Coronary artery calcium scanning (CAC) is the most powerful prognosticator of cardiac risk in the asymptomatic primary prevention population, far exceeding the role of risk factor-based paradigms. The primary utility of risk factors is to identify treatable targets for risk reduction after risk has been determined by CAC. Serial calcium ...
Ashikhmina Elena E Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: - - 2014
We present a successful case of prevention of postoperative hemorrhage in a 70-year-old male on dabigatran, who developed an acute type A aortic dissection and subsequently underwent an emergent ascending aortic replacement.
Amirzargar Mohammad Ali MA Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. - - 2014
In this report, we explain a case of true aneurysm of the internal iliac artery in a previously transplanted kidney, which was reconstructed successfully by interposing saphenous vein graft, using double balloon shunt to prevent renal ischemia as a new approach. The case was a 26 year old female with ...
Chim Harvey H Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Miami Medical Center, 1600 Northwest 10th Avenue #1140, Miami, FL 33136, - - 2015
Recent publications have suggested that there may be an important role for the radial artery regarding long-term perfusion of the hand. The increasing popularity of the radial artery as an access site for cardiac catheterization has also resulted in the recognition of acute and chronic radial artery occlusion, and cardiologists ...
Dubuisson J J Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospitals of Geneva, 30, Boulevard de la Cluse, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland, - - 2014
Surgical myomectomy is currently regarded as the standard conservative treatment for patients who wish to preserve their fertility. However, it presents two main problems: the intra- and postoperative risk of bleeding and the risk of recurrence of leiomyomas. Preventive occlusion of uterine arteries was described during laparoscopic myomectomy as one ...
Du Liang L University of Washington, Medicine/Cardiology, seattle, Washington, United States ; - - 2014
Venous bypass grafts are useful treatments for obstructive coronary artery disease. However, their utility is limited by accelerated atherosclerosis. Genetic engineering of venous bypass grafts that prevented atherosclerosis could improve long-term graft patency and clinical outcomes. We used a rabbit model of jugular vein-to-carotid interposition grafting to develop gene therapy ...
Altnji H-E HE Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures, INSA de Lyon, 18-20 rue des Sciences, 69621 Villeurbanne, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The primary mechanically related problems of endovascular aneurysm repair are migration and type Ia endoleaks. They occur when there is no effective seal between the proximal end of the stent-graft and the vessel. In this work, we have developed several deployment simulations of parameterized stents using the finite element method ...
Mariyaselvam M Z MZ Department of Critical Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, - - 2014
Arterial cannulation is associated with complications including bacterial contamination, accidental intra-arterial injection and blood spillage. We performed a series of audits and experiments to gauge the potential for these, as well as assess the possible contribution of a new device, the Needle-Free Arterial Non-Injectable Connector (NIC), in reducing these risks. ...
Li Hua-Dong HD Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, - - 2014
Although an ascending aortic thrombus is a rare condition, it can cause serious complications of thromboembolism. Here we present a rare case of a patient who was hospitalized due to ileal arteries embolization caused by emboli from a giant thrombus in the ascending aorta. After 10 days anti-coagulation therapy, we ...
Miyazato Minoru - - 2014
Renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus extension into the inferior vena cava occurs in approximately 5% of cases. Despite such situations, an aggressive surgical approach is recommended. However, intraoperative prevention of pulmonary embolism by a fragmended tumor thrombus is necessary. To prevent pulmonary embolism, placement of a temporary suprarenal filter ...
Gordon Christopher C Department of Medicine and Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, - - 2014
Limb ischemia is a complication that can occur in patients requiring percutaneously placed venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). One method used to prevent limb ischemia is the placement of an antegrade catheter into the superficial femoral artery. We describe a case is which the angiographic findings of the superficial femoral ...
Lee Georgia Sk - - 2014
Abstract Near infra red technology is used to map out superficial veins to improve the safety of aesthetic dermal filler injections. The use of the AccuVein™ device is described and illustrated. Possible benefits of regular use of vein finder technology are discussed.
Saktheeswaran Mahesh K MK 1Department of Cardiology,Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and - - 2014
Isolation of the left subclavian artery is a rare anomaly associated with acyanotic CHDs and right aortic arch. This condition can be asymptomatic or can present with neurological and left upper-limb ischaemic symptoms; it does not form a vascular ring. Treatment options include implantation of the subclavian artery to the ...
Subasinghe Duminda - - 2014
Aberrant R/subclavian artery is a rare congenital anomaly involving aortic arch. Oesophageal carcinoma with associated aberrant R/subclavian artery is very rare and only few cases has been reported in literature. If unrecognized and injured during oesophageal surgery, it can lead to disastrous complications. When associated with oesophageal carcinoma, it can ...
Kobayashi Yukihiro Y Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shinshu University Hospital, Matsumoto, - - 2014
The morphological mechanism of alveolar wall destruction during pulmonary emphysema has not been clarified. The aim of this study was to elucidate this process three-dimensionally. Lung specimens from five patients with pulmonary emphysema were used, and five controls with normal alveolar structure were also examined. Sections 150 μm thick were ...
Uhl J J URDIA Anatomy Research Unit EA4465, Descartes University, Sorbonne-Paris-Cité, Paris, France - - 2014
The "Adductor canal syndrome" has been described as an unusual cause of acute arterial occlusion inside the Hunter's canal in young sportsmen. It may also produce a compressive neuropathy of the saphenous nerve. To our knowledge, femoral vein compression in the canal has never been reported. To describe the anatomy, ...
Amin Vaibhav V a Department of Medicine, bDivision of Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Carotid sinus hypersensitivity, first described >65 years ago, is an important and often undiagnosed cause of syncope in the elderly. It pathophysiology is complex and certain aspects are not completely understood. Timely diagnosis and treatment of this condition can improve morbidity and prevent complications in the elderly. In this paper, ...
Skartsis Nikolaos N University of - - 2014
Stenosis of arteriovenous (A-V) fistulae secondary to neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) compromises dialysis delivery, which worsens patients' quality of life and increases medical costs associated with the maintenance of vascular accesses. In the present study, we evaluate the role of the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) c-Kit in A-V fistula neointima formation. ...
Shah S S Department of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. - - 2014
Pituitary apoplexy is a rare, life-threatening complication that may occur after coronary artery bypass graft surgery for patients with pituitary adenomas. The dynamics of cardiopulmonary bypass may contribute to a sudden expansion of silent pituitary adenomas and result in the compression of surrounding structures. A range of clinical features have ...
Woodhams Reiko R Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, - - 2014
We present two cases of acquired uterine arterial venous malformation (AVM) which was diagnosed because of massive genital bleeding successfully treated with transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), using N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) under balloon occlusion. Balloon occlusion at the uterine artery was performed in both patients for diffuse distribution of NBCA in multiple ...
Milewicz Dianna M DM John Ritter Research Program in Aortic and Vascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Tex. Electronic address: - - 2014
The major diseases affecting the thoracic aorta are aortic aneurysms and acute aortic dissections. Medical treatments can slow the enlargement of aneurysms, but the mainstay of treatment to prevent premature death resulting from dissection is surgical repair of the thoracic aortic aneurysm, which is typically recommended when the aortic diameter ...
Taniguchi Ayuko A Department of Hematology and Respiratory Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Kochi - - 2014
We herein report a rare case of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) who repeatedly developed coronary arterial thromboembolism. Anticoagulant therapies including heparin, aspirin as an antiplatelet agent and even drug-eluting stent placement in the coronary artery failed to prevent the recurrence of ischemic heart disease. Of note, initiating the administration of ...
Barbesier Marie M Medical Examiner Office of Lyon, 12, Avenue Rockefeller, Lyon, 69008, - - 2014
Coronary artery injury such as acute coronary dissection is an uncommon and potentially life-threatening complication after blunt chest trauma. The authors report an unusual autopsy case of a 43-year-old healthy man who suddenly collapsed after receiving a punch to the chest during the practice of kung fu. The occurrence of ...
Kurisu Kazuhiro K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyushu Kosei Nenkin Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Proximal extension of acute type A aortic dissection can affect the aortic valve but seldom affects the tricuspid valve. We report the case of an octogenarian who underwent successful surgical repair of an aortic dissection that was accompanied by tricuspid regurgitation. We believe that the tricuspid regurgitation was attributable to ...
Esselstyn Caldwell B CB Jr The Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, Lyndhurst, Ohio, USA. Email: - - 2014
Though current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, as shown in our study and others, has halted and even reversed CAD.
Fischer Uwe M UM Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA - - 2014
Vascular injury is an uncommon complication of spine surgery. Among the different approaches, anterior lumbar interbody fusion has increased potential for vascular injuries, since the great vessels and their branches overly the disc spaces to be operated on, and retraction of these vessels is necessary to gain adequate surgical exposure. ...
Carpenter S W SW German Aortic Center Department for Vascular Medicine University Heart Center Hamburg, University Hospital Hamburg‑Eppendorf Hamburg, Germany - - - 2014
Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) are life-threatening vascular conditions of the thoracic aorta presenting with acute pain as the leading symptom in most cases. The incidence is approximately 3-5/100,000 in western countries with increase during the past decades. Clinical suspicion for AAS requires immediate confirmation with advanced imaging modalities. Initial management ...
Ota Tomoyuki T Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan; Division of Cardiology, Social Insurance Chukyo Hospital, Nagoya, - - 2014
Acute stent recoil has been often observed following stent delivery balloon deflation in coronary arteries and the recoil rate varies by stent design. Accordingly, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of stent designs on acute stent recoil after new generation drug-eluting stent implantation. A total ...
O'Donnell Mark E - - 2014
We describe the successful percutaneous treatment of acute-on-chronic IVC thrombosis 30 years following previous placement of Adams-DeWeese clip.
Kumpati Ganesh S GS Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endovascular repair of emergent syndromes involving the ascending aorta is uncommon. We describe an acute disruption of the ascending aorta during stenting of the pulmonary artery, resulting in an acute aortopulmonary artery defect and severe pulmonary edema. The disruption was treated successfully using an endovascular approach, with rapid resolution of ...
Ko Jun Kyeung JK Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, - - 2014
A previously healthy 52-year-old man presented to the emergency room with acute onset left hemiparesis and dysarthria. Brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance examinations revealed acute cerebral infarction in the right middle cerebral artery territory and a sphenoid ridge meningioma encasing the right carotid artery terminus. Cerebral angiography demonstrated complete ...
Sanon Saurabh S Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Hydrophilic polymer coated introducer sheaths and medical devices are widely used in interventional cardiology. Despite the potential procedural advantages that these provide, a risk of polymer embolization has been recently reported. We describe the first reported case of hydrophilic polymer induced acute transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, ...
Majid Noura N Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, - - 2014
Primary pulmonary lymphoma is a very rare neoplasm that represents only 3-4% of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), less than 1% of NHL and only 0.5-1% of primary pulmonary malignancies. Primary pulmonary NHL is most commonly represented by marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type (MALT lymphoma). The clinical ...
Saleh Mohamed M Department of Critical Care, Arras General Hospital, Arras, - - 2014
In daily practice acute arterial hypertension may occur during acute sepsis. No management guidelines concerning this issue figured in the latest sepsis campaign guidelines. Arterial hypertension occurring during sepsis could be an overlooked condition despite its potential haemodynamic harmful consequences. In this paper, a clinical study of acute hypertensive response ...
Zeki Al Hazzouri Adina A Division of Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL, - - 2014
Cognitive decline and dementia are a major cause of disability and mortality among older adults. Cross-sectional evidence from observational studies suggests that greater arterial stiffness is associated with worse cognitive performance. These associations have been observed on measures of global cognition and across multiple domains of cognition. Epidemiologic evidence on ...
Tanabe Jun J Department of Surgical Neurology, Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels-AKITA, 6-10 Senshu-Kubota-Machi, Akita, - - 2014
Internal trapping in which the dissecting aneurysm is occluded represents reliable treatment to prevent rebleeding of ruptured vertebral artery (VA) dissecting aneurysms. Various methods of internal trapping are available, but which is most appropriate for preventing both recanalization of the VA and procedural complications is unclear. A 61-year-old male presented ...
Ogawa Shinpei S Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, - - 2014
A 17-year-old boy with homocystinuria was found to have a systolic murmur during a routine examination. Echocardiography demonstrated pulmonary hypertension (PH), and computer tomography angiography showed pulmonary thrombi. Although 12-month anticoagulation treatment reduced the thrombotic material within the main branch, it failed to clear thrombotic materials in the left and ...
Yoshimoto Haruko H Department of Neurosurgery, Moriyama Memorial Hospital (M.M.H.), 7-12-7 Nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-0088, - - 2014
We previously reported a case of cerebral infarction complicated by myocardial infarction. The pathogenesis of both infarctions was thought to be vasospasm; thus, we named this condition 'idiopathic carotid and coronary vasospasm'. Various medical treatments for the prevention of carotid vasospasm have been unsuccessfully tried. Thus, other effective treatments should ...
Tsipis Angelos - - 2014
Atherosclerosis comprises of a chronic disease of the vessels which mainly targets the arterial system. The disease's main characteristic is the accumulation of inflammatory cells, lipids, smooth muscle cells and connective tissue within the vascular intima layer. The atherosclerotic lesion can be more accurately defined as a fibro-inflammatory lipid plaque. ...
Valuckienė Zivilė Z Department of Cardiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania. Electronic address: - - 2014
We present an illustrative case report of the mid-vessel left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery spasm, which has been enhanced by straightening of the tortuous LAD segment with a guidewire ("accordion effect") thus resistant to intracoronary nitroglycerine and mimicking a coronary artery dissection. Dynamic appearance of this iatrogenic pseudo-lesion upon ...
Goel Sandeep S Senior Resident, Department of Cardiology, Dr RML Hospital and PGIMER, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi 110001, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
The optimal use of pharmaco-mechanical therapy is not clear in the management of the acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism. A 30-year-old postpartum female presented with acute massive pulmonary embolism and was managed with catheter mediated thrombus aspiration and fragmentation after the standard intravenous thrombolysis had failed. Thrombus was aspirated by 7F ...
Adam Patrick P Institute of Pathology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, - - 2013
Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) comprises 7-8% of B-cell lymphomas and commonly originates from a background of long-standing chronic inflammation. An association with distinct bacteria species has been confirmed for several anatomical sites of MALT lymphoma. For pulmonary MALT lymphoma, however, a clear link with ...
Salazar Méndez R R Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Comarcal Jarrio, Coaña, Asturias, España. Electronic address: - - 2013
A 39-year-old man with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (LAL Ph+) developed progressive vision loss to no light perception in his right eye. He had optic disk edema and later developed central artery and vein occlusions. Pan-photocoagulation, as well as radiotherapy of the whole brain were performed in several fractions. ...
Kalangos Afksendiyos - - 2013
We report the case of an acute ischemia of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) following endovascular fenestration of a complicated acute type B aortic dissection. Initial attempt for endovascular revascularization of the SMA failed and an ascending aorto-superior mesenteric artery bypass was urgently performed to salvage the small bowel. Patients ...
Khouzam Rami N - - 2013
Most pulmonary tumor emboli are microscopic and occlude small arteries and arterioles with subsequent insidious clinical presentation. These emboli usually need conservative treatment. Emboli that spread to large proximal pulmonary arteries, although rare, can be life-threatening. This article focuses on the importance of prompt recognition, diagnosis, and appropriate management of ...
Buchelli Ramirez Herminia L - - 2013
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and secondary pleural effusion have been reported in association with long-term therapy with the multi tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib, approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). We present the case of a 50-year-old man diagnosed with CML in August 2003, who developed PAH after ...
Cakır Feraye F Department of Radiology, Medical Park Hospital, Ordu, - - 2014
A 2-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia was presented with peripherally inserted central catheter dysfunction. Radiological examinations revealed a catheter remnant in the right atrium extending into pulmonary vein. The catheter remnant was successfully removed from the right atrium by percutaneous endovascular intervention without any complications.
Tateishi Atsushi - - 2013
We report the effect of pulmonary root translocation on the left ventricular outflow tract. A double switch operation with pulmonary root translocation was performed in a 6-year-old boy whose diagnosis was dextrocardia, congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging showed more ...
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