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Qureshi Adnan I AI Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institute, and Department of Cerebrovascular Diseases, CentraCare Health, St. Cloud, Minnesota, - - 2014
Purpose : To determine if complete flow obliteration by covered stents reduces intra-aneurysm pressures in internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms. Methods : A single lumen microcatheter was placed into the aneurysm sac prior to covered stent deployment in 3 patients and connected to a pressure monitoring system. The intra-aneurysm pressure ...
van Bogerijen Guido H W GH 1 Policlinico San Donato IRCCS, Thoracic Aortic Research Center, University of Milan, - - 2014
Purpose : To quantitatively evaluate the impact of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) on aortic hemodynamics, focusing on the implications of a bird-beak configuration. Methods : Pre- and postoperative CTA images from a patient treated with TEVAR for post-dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm were used to evaluate the anatomical changes induced ...
Lindsey Stephanie E SE Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 304 Weill Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853-7202, - - 2014
The majority of severe clinically significant forms of congenital heart disease (CHD) are associated with great artery lesions, including hypoplastic, double, right or interrupted aortic arch morphologies. While fetal and neonatal interventions are advancing, their potential ability to restore cardiac function, optimal timing, location, and intensity required for intervention remain ...
Perrotta Ida I *Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences (Di.B.E.S.T.), University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Cosenza †Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology, Sant'Anna Hospital, Catanzaro, Italy ‡Department of Pharmacy and Sciences of Health and Nutrition, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, - - 2014
The hallmarks of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) are the significant quantitative and qualitative changes that occur in the extracellular matrix (ECM), which ultimately lead to increased leaflet stiffness and obstruction of left ventricular outflow. Mounting evidence suggests that ECM remodeling not only contribute to valve cell dysfunction but also ...
Igai Hitoshi H Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Maebashi, - - 2014
A 72-year-old man diagnosed as having primary lung cancer underwent surgical resection using a totally thoracoscopic approach. The thoracoscopic view revealed an incomplete fissure and severe emphysematous change. Therefore, to avoid postoperative air leakage, we decided not to expose the pulmonary artery at the fissure. The inferior pulmonary vein, lower ...
Wohlfahrt Peter P Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN, USA; International Clinical Research Center, St. Anne's University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic; Center for Cardiovascular Prevention of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Thomayer Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Preventive Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine- IKEM, Prague, Czech - - 2014
Left ventricular systolic elastance (Ees) and diastolic elastance (Eed) correlate with arterial elastance (Ea), but it is unknown how chronic changes in arterial compliance and resistance, which determine Ea, might differentially affect cardiac properties with ageing. We sought to characterize chronic changes in pulsatile and resistive arterial load and correlate ...
Beecher S S Department of Vascular Surgery, University College Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the abnormal connection between an artery and vein. Congenital AVF of the popliteal artery is very rare. 89 year old lady presented with right acute lower limb ischaemia. She had unilateral chronic venous hypertensive change in the right leg. Femoral embolectomy was performed. Backflow was achieved. ...
Kleber Franz X FX Cardio Centrum Berlin, Academic Teaching Institution, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Unter den Linden 21, 10117, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
This study investigated p aclitaxel-induced luminal changes following drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty to treat coronary de novo lesions without additional stenting. DCB-mediated local drug delivery reduces late lumen loss in de novo coronary artery lesions. We performed a retrospective clinical assessment based on a pre-specified quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) protocol. ...
Huo Bing-Xing BX Center for Neural Engineering, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, United - - 2014
Voluntary locomotion is accompanied by large increases in cortical activity and localized increases in cerebral blood volume (CBV). We sought to quantitatively determine the spatial and temporal dynamics of voluntary locomotion-evoked cerebral hemodynamic changes. We measured single vessel dilations using two-photon microscopy and cortex-wide changes in CBV-related signal using intrinsic ...
Calafiore Antonio Maria AM Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - - 2014
A mitral prosthesis, when implanted, can distort the aortic annulus, forcing to downsize the aortic prosthesis. Changing the sequence of tying the sutures (the aortic prosthesis first, then the mitral prosthesis) allows to insert an aortic true-sized prosthesis. In case of associated tricuspid valve surgery, the aortic prosthesis protrudes over ...
Liu Dehua - - 2014
BackgroundIntracranial aneurysms are pathological dilatations of the cerebral artery, while rupture of intracranial aneurysms causes life-threatening subarachnoid hemorrhage. The molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of intracranial aneurysms are poorly understood. MicroRNAs have fundamental roles in modulating vascular biology and disease. In the present study, we carried out a genome-wide characterization on ...
Chen Samuel L SL Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of California, Orange, - - 2014
Dynamic changes in anatomic geometry of the inferior vena cava from changes in intravascular volume may cause passive stresses on inferior vena cava filters. In this study, we aim to quantify variability in inferior vena cava dimensions and anatomic orientation to determine how intravascular volume changes may impact complications of ...
Thomsen Lars P LP Respiratory and Critical Care Group, Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Model-based Medical Decision Support, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark, - - 2014
Bedside estimation of pulmonary gas exchange efficiency may be possible from step changes in FIO2 and subsequent measurement of arterial oxygenation at steady state conditions. However, a steady state may not be achieved quickly after a change in FIO2, especially in patients with lung disease such as COPD, rendering this ...
Sam Kevin K Department of Physiology, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ont., - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) of major arterial vascular territories, particularly in the contralateral hemodynamically unaffected hemisphere, in patients with unilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) steno-occlusive disease compared to control subjects with risk factors for cerebrovascular disease. Methods: In this retrospective observational study, twenty-seven ...
Ikura Yoshihiro Y Yoshihiro Ikura, Department of Pathology, Takatsuki General Hospital, 1-3-13, Kosobecho, Takatsuki 569-1192, - - 2014
Gastric artery aneurysm is a rare and lethal condition, and is caused by inflammatory or degenerative vasculopathies. We describe herein the clinical course of a patient with a ruptured gastric artery aneurysm associated with microscopic polyangiitis. Absence of vasculitic changes in the aneurysm resected and negative results of autoantibodies interfered ...
Hwang Ho Young HY Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
We evaluated vessel wall characteristics and changes in the lumen diameter (LD) of saphenous vein (SV) conduits harvested with minimal manipulation and used as Y-composite grafts based on the in situ left internal thoracic artery (ITA) 1 year after coronary revascularization. Twenty-eight patients who underwent off-pump coronary revascularization using minimally ...
Annerel S S Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000, Ghent, Belgium, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to reconcile some of our own previous work and the work of others to generate a physiologically realistic numerical simulation environment that allows to virtually assess the performance of BMHVs. The model incorporates: (i) a left ventricular deformable model to generate a physiological inflow ...
Artunc Ulkumen Burcu B Burcu Artunc Ulkumen, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Perinatology Division, Manisa, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate ductus venosus Doppler waveforms before and after amniocentesis in order to investigate any effect of amniocentesis on fetal myocardial hemodynamics. We also evaluated the umbilical artery, uterine artery and fetal mid-cerebral artery Doppler waveforms in order to investigate any relationship with ductus venosus Doppler changes. The ...
Piciucchi Sara S Radiology Department, Morgagni Pierantoni Hospital, Forlì, Italy, - - 2014
The azygos venous system represents an accessory venous pathway supplying an important collateral circulation between the superior and inferior vena cava. The aim of this article is to revise the wide spectrum of changes ranging from normal to pathological conditions involving the azygos system. Teaching points • The azygos vein ...
Chen Jun J Shandong Medical Imaging Research Institute, Shandong University, Jinan, Jingwu Road No.324, Jinan 250021, Shandong province, China.; Department of Radiology, Liaocheng City People's Hospital, Dongchang West Road No.67, Liaocheng 252000, Shandong Province, - - 2014
To explore the relationship between the hemodynamic changes on multi-Td(delay time) pulsed arterial spin labeling(PASL) images and the degrees of cerebral artery stenosis, and to evaluate the value of multi-Td PASL in detecting the signal changes in cerebral arteries with stenosis. 29 patients with less than 50% stenosis (mild stenosis ...
Maehara Akiko A Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2014
To report serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings of bifurcation lesions treated with the dedicated Tryton Side Branch Stent to assess mechanisms of restenosis. The Tryton FIM study was a multicentre, prospective, single-arm, "first-in-man" study to treat de novo bifurcation lesions. Minimum lumen area (MLA) sites and overall volumes were analysed ...
Kim Tae Hyung TH Department of Radiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Prior to detecting intracranial arterial stenosis, atherosclerotic wall change or plaque with positive remodeling can be evaluated with high-resolution MRI (HRMRI). We prospectively evaluate atherosclerotic arterial wall change in patients without intracranial stenosis using HRMRI at 3.0T and correlate the atherosclerotic change, cerebrovascular risk factors, and white matter hyperintensity (WMH). ...
Baharoglu Merih I MI From the Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Division, Department of Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, - - 2014
The middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcation is a preferred site for aneurysm formation. Wider bifurcation angles have been correlated with increased risk of aneurysm formation. We hypothesized a link between the presence of MCA aneurysms and the angle morphology of the bifurcation. Three-dimensional rotational angiography volumes of 146 MCA bifurcations ...
Cloyd Jordan M JM Department of Surgery, Stanford University, H368, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA, - - 2014
Large left-sided pancreatic tumors are frequently associated with portal vein (PV) and/or superior mesenteric vein (SMV) occlusion. Traditionally, vein reconstruction is deferred until after removal of the tumor. However, division of venous collaterals, as is done in a typical left-to-right fashion, leads to progressive portal hypertension and increased risk of ...
Hadjiiski Lubomir L Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, - - 2014
Coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) is a commonly used imaging modality for the evaluation of coronary artery disease. cCTA is generally reconstructed in multiple cardiac phases because different coronary arteries may be better visualized in some phases than in others due to the periodic cardiac motion. We are developing an ...
Yanik Bahar B Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Balikesir University, Cagis Yerleskesi, Bigadic yolu üzeri 17.km Altieylul, Balıkesir, - - 2014
To date the anatomy of the popliteal artery variations using multidetector-row computed tomography angiography (MD CTA) was not assessed. The objective of this study is to establish 3D CT anatomy of the popliteal artery variations. A total of 126 lower limbs that underwent CTA using 64-detector MDCT were retrospectively reviewed. ...
Choo Hye Jung HJ 0000-0003-3941-6989 Department of Radiology, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the ultrasonographic findings for various types of vascular closure devices (VCDs) immediately after the angiographic procedure and at 6-month follow-up. We included 18 VCDs including Angio-Seal (n=4), FemoSeal (n=8), ExoSeal (n=3), Perclose (n=2), and StarClose (n=1) in this study. Four patients were implanted with 2 ...
Marmion Vincent J VJ Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol BS1 2LX, - - 2014
To explore the possibility of pathological change in the common carotid artery at the bifurcation and in the internal carotid artery beyond the bifurcation which could contribute to a reduced diastolic pressure as observed in primary open angle glaucoma. Duplex ultrasonic examinations of carotid bifurcations were conducted on 80 patients. ...
Rao Ahsan M AM Department of Vascular Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK - - 2014
Ureteric fistula into the arterial tree is a well-recognised, but uncommon condition. The involvement of internal iliac artery is rare. We present a rare case of fistulous communication and subsequent infection of an internal iliac artery aneurysm and ureter secondary to insertion of ureteric stent following endovascular exclusion of the ...
Eun Heung Kee HK Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, - - 2014
We found a rare case of uncommon branching pattern with a prominent articular ramus of the inferior gluteal artery in a 39-year-old Korean male cadaver, whose cause of death was rectal carcinoma. The inferior gluteal artery branches off downwards at a time, the muscular rami ran in parallel with one ...
Penera Keith K Podiatrist, HealthCare Partners Affiliate Medical Group, Huntington Beach, CA; Assistant Professor, Department of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery, and Biomechanics, Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine, Pomona, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Trans-syndesmotic screws are commonly used to repair syndesmosis ruptures and stabilize the ankle joint. Just as with any surgery, the neurovascular structures can be compromised, causing complications. We evaluated the position of the perforating branch of the peroneal artery to define the risk of arterial compromise during placement of 2 ...
Taniguchi Norimasa N Department of Cardiology, Sakurakai Takahashi Hospital, 5-18-1 Oikecho, Sumaku, Kobe, Hyogo 654-0026, - - 2014
A 72-year-old man underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention for a subtotal occlusion in the mid-portion of the left anterior descending artery involving a large diagonal branch. After successful stenting with a 3.0/24mm bare metal stent, during which, the diagonal branch was protected with a coronary guidewire, conventional retrieval of the ...
Zhang Xian X Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A; Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, - - 2014
Background: To define the anatomical characteristics of the posterior septal artery (PSA) related to the design of the vascularized pedicled nasoseptal flap (PNSF). Methods: The course and branching pattern of the PSA and its relationship with landmarks and other regional arteries were studied in 26 vascular latex-injected head sides. Results: ...
Yoshida Kazuo K Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shinshu University Hospital, Matsumoto, Nagano, - - 2014
In radical pulmonary resection for advanced lung cancer, reconstruction of the pulmonary artery (PA) can preserve the lung parenchyma. Reconstruction techniques have gained acceptance because they enable the surgeon to avoid pneumonectomy. Various techniques have been documented, such as direct suturing, end-to-end anastomosis, and a patch or conduit reconstruction. We ...
Wakasa Satoru S Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, - - 2014
Massive blood loss during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair may impair postoperative outcomes but can be reduced by a secure suture line. Our internal cuff reimplantation is a novel technique for the reconstruction of branch arteries with a cuff of the native aortic wall, which is anastomosed inside the prosthesis through a ...
Subban Vijayakumar V Cardiology Program, The Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Road, Chermside, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 4032. - - 2014
Dual left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with separate origin of the short LAD from the left main (LM) coronary artery is very rare and not reported in the literature. A 49-year-old male was admitted with history of mid-sternal chest pain at rest. He underwent coronary angiography, which showed normal ...
Li M H MH Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi, PR China. - - 2014
This study investigates the change of endothelial cell morphology and function at the rabbit basilar bifurcations in response to sustained high blood flow after bilateral common carotid artery ligation. Fifteen adult female New Zealand white rabbits were divided into experimental and sham control groups. The experimental group was subjected to ...
Wang Wenyan W Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230601, China; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui 233004 , - - 2014
During the past decade, graft materials have been widespread used in the vagina in order to correct pelvic organ prolapse. The aim of this study was to describe and compare the exact anatomical position of the puncture devices and their relations to the relevant anatomical structures in the Prolift(TM) and ...
Sarkar Munmun M Postgraduate Student, Department of Anatomy, RG Kar Medical College , Kolkata, India - - 2014
During routine dissection, variation in branching pattern of coeliac trunk has been observed in adult 54-year-old male cadaver. Instead of normal three branches an additional branch i.e., Left inferior phrenic artery originated from it as fourth branch. Then it divided into two branches, one directly supplied the diaphragm and other ...
Kim Bum Joon BJ From the Departments of Neurology (B.J.K., D.-W.K., S.U.K., J.S.K.) and Neuroradiology (D.H.L.), University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
The size variation of single subcortical infarcts (SSIs) may be because of differences in stroke mechanisms or branching patterns of perforators. We aim to investigate this issue using high-resolution MRI. Patients with high-resolution MRI-identified SSI without significant (≥50%) middle cerebral artery stenosis were enrolled. Perforator stems were defined as perforators ...
Turyna R R Department of Anatomy, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic; Institute for Care of Mother and Child, Department of Gynaecology, Prague, Czech - - 2014
The aim of the study was to gain a thorough knowledge of the topography and distribution of until now officially unnamed minute direct branches from abdominal aorta, stemming from its ventral and lateral aspects, supplying surrounding tissue, and to comprise it to the existing studies. The study was performed in ...
Giesen Thomas T Plastic and Hand Surgery Department, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although the literature is encouraging with regard to the survival rate of arterialized free venous flaps, previously reported difficulty in healing owing to early venous congestion and subsequent epidermolysis continues to prevent their widespread application. We report 14 arterialized free venous flaps for primary reconstruction of the hand, with inflow ...
Pearl Monica S MS Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, - - 2014
Two angiographic observations of significant rectal vascularization by branches originating from the median sacral artery (MSA) are reported. In the first case, the MSA provided a complete superior rectal trunk, with left and right branches, while in the second, the MSA only contributed superior rectal branches to the right side ...
Miyazaki Tadashi T Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; Interventional Cardiology Unit, EMO-GVM Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, - - 2014
We present a case of a left anterior descending artery/diagonal branch bifurcation successfully treated with a dedicated 2-stent technique utilizing bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, where the bifurcation angle did not strictly allow a T-stenting approach. We also propose a strategy to avoid or reduce scaffold overlap in the main branch, especially ...
Mut Fernando F Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics, College of Sciences, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 3F3 Fairfax, Virginia 22030, - - 2014
Morphometric information of the brain vascularization is valuable for a variety of clinical and scientific applications. In particular, this information is important when creating arterial tree models for imposing boundary conditions in numerical simulations of the brain hemodynamics. The purpose of this work is to provide quantitative descriptions of arterial ...
Joshi Vinayak S VS Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of - - 2014
The separation of the retinal vessel network into distinct arterial and venous vessel trees is of high interest. We propose an automated method for identification and separation of retinal vessel trees in a retinal color image by converting a vessel segmentation image into a vessel segment map and identifying the ...
Naveen Kumar K Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal campus), Manipal University, Karnataka, - - 2014
Axillary artery is known to show different variations mostly in its branching pattern. Similarly, the origin of profunda brachii is often encountered with abnormality. Therefore, when the vascular variations in the upper limb persist, mostly it is confined to its branching pattern followed by its variant origin. But, among all ...
Sasikumar Navaneetha N Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, - - 2014
We present the case of an infant with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection and a branching vertical vein with multiple points of narrowing, draining the confluence into the innominate vein. The embryology and clinical relevance of this interesting anatomy is discussed.
Krishnakumar K S KS Department of Plastic Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, - - 2014
A case of trauma causing total loss of superficial and deep palmar arches of hand with ischemia of all the digits was managed using dorsal venous arch of the foot to reconstruct the palmar arch. The ends of the venous arch were anastomosed to radial and ulnar arteries and the ...
Thomas Shannon D SD Department of Vascular Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Inferior vena cava (IVC) interruption was established as a procedure to treat refractory venous thromboembolism (VTE) complicated by pulmonary embolism. Ilio-caval thrombosis and lower limb chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) are well known long-term complications of IVC interruption, where subsequent treatments may carry significant morbidity and mortality. We present here a ...
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