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Filipiak-Strzecka Dominika D Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to validate pocket-size imaging devices (PSIDs) as a fast screening tool for detecting complications after femoral artery puncture. Forty patients undergoing femoral artery puncture for arterial access related to percutaneous coronary intervention were enrolled. Twenty-four hours after percutaneous coronary intervention, the involved inguinal region ...
Wu Dahai D Department of Otolaryngology, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area Command, Shenyang, - - 2014
To explore the difference in the course of the lingual arteries between the tongue in the fully extended position and in the resting position in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients. Prospective nonrandomized study. Seventeen patients with OSAHS were included in the study. Each patient received two lingual artery ...
Boskovic Tatjana T 1 Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, Center for Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Sremska Kamenica, Vojvodina, Serbia; 2 Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, Clinic for Thoracic Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Sremska Kamenica, Vojvodina, Serbia; 3 Pulmonary Department, "G. Papanikolaou" General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece ; 4 Surgery Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece ; 5 Hematology Department, "Laiko" University General Hospital, Athens, Greece ; 6 Obstetric - Gynecology Department, "Thriassio" General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece ; 7 Thoracic Surgery Department, "G. Papanikolaou" General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece ; 8 Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, Clinic for Thoracic Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, - - 2014
Currently there several diagnostic techniques that re used by radiologists and pulmonary physicians for lung cancer diagnostics. In several cases pneumothorax (PNTX) is induced and immediate action is needed. Both radiologists and pulmonary physicians can insert a chest tube for symptom relief. However; only pulmonary physicians and thoracic surgeons can ...
Walker Joy P JP University of California, San - - 2014
Renal toxicity from conventional iodinated intravenous contrast agents is a common complication in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Similarly the potential for serious side effects prevents the use of gadolinium based agents in many patients with depressed renal function. Ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (Fe-MRA) is a novel technique that ...
Mielniczuk Lisa M LM Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Onatrio, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) are serious and often fatal diseases. The pathophysiology of both diseases is complex and in part is attributed to alterations in the nitric oxide (NO)-soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC)-cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway. Riociguat, a novel sGC stimulator, acts on this pathway ...
Jakanani George C - - 2012
The purposes of this study were to assess the accuracy of trainee radiologists' reports for computed tomographic pulmonary angiographic (CTPA) imaging and to determine agreement or discrepancy with final verified consultant reports. A total of 100 consecutive out-of-hours CTPA examinations were prospectively analyzed. Fifty-one male and 49 female subjects were ...
Fike Candice D CD Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA. - - 2011
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. ROS might mediate vascular responses, at least in part, by stimulating prostanoid production. Our goals were to determine whether the effect of ROS on vascular tone is altered in resistance pulmonary arteries (PRAs) of newborn piglets with ...
Cowie B - - 2011
Focused transthoracic echocardiography by anaesthetists in the peri-operative period has recently been described; the data suggest that the specific skills required can be obtained by non cardiology physicians with limited training. Aortic stenosis is known to increase significantly the peri-operative risk in non-cardiac surgery. This study aimed to assess the ...
Sarkar Kunal - - 2011
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation may offer a less invasive alternate to surgical reoperation in patients with failed aortic bioprosthetic valves. Prior reports have focussed on successful transcatheter treatment of stented bioprosthesis. Newer stentless valves offer unique technical challenges. In the absence of radiopaque markers, the deployment is carried out under ...
Riesenman Paul J - - 2011
We report a case of a large ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, which was stabilized with endovascular aortic exclusion and snorkel bypass of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). An 80-year-old African American woman with multiple medical comorbidities and previous open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair presented with a ruptured 10.7 × 7.3 cm ...
Akcay A B - - 2011
The relation between coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and erectile dysfunction (ED) has not been studied so far. Hence, we decided to investigate the erectile function score in patients with CAE. We investigated the international index of erectile function (IIEF)-5 score in 34 men with CAE, 38 men with coronary artery ...
Amer Moatassem S - - 2011
Hypertension is a major traditional risk factor for atherosclerosis. Increased carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is considered to be a noninvasive marker of global atherosclerotic disease. The aim of this study is to assess the association between C-reactive protein (CRP) and carotid artery IMT among hypertensive older adults. A case-control ...
Chandrasekar Suraj - - 2011
With the increasing prevalence of coronary artery disease, antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention is becoming more important. As such realm is still very dynamic, it is important for clinicians to understand the evolution of antiplatelet therapies and current issues that are yet to be settled in the search for ...
Casini Alessandra Ferri - - 2011
Background:  Acromegaly is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, and increased aortic root diameter has been recently described in the literature as a possible feature of acromegalic cardiomyopathy. Objective:  To assess the aortic root diameter and the prevalence of aortic ectasia in acromegalic patients. Patients and Methods:  This paper presents a ...
Liu Zhong-Qiang - - 2011
Whether Simvastatin has beneficial effect on pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) remains unclear. This study aimed to explore the effect of simvastatin on PAH and the underlying mechanism. Male SD rats were randomized into three groups: control group, PAH model group, and treatment group with the intervention of the Simvastatin (n = 10, ...
Park Ji Kwon - - 2011
Aim:  We evaluated the efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) for controlling postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Materials and Methods:  Between January 2008 and December 2009, 23 women with intractable PPH underwent UAE. Specific diagnoses included uterine atony (n = 10), placenta accreta (n = 8), puerperal hematoma (n = 2) and placental polyp (n = 3). Results:  Of 10 ...
Bismuth Jean - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a redesigned remotely operated vascular catheter versus manual catheter manipulation in a porcine model. Methods: Following femoral artery puncture and wire insertion, 4 pigs had either a robotically steered catheter (3 animals) or standard manual catheter manipulation to cannulate the contralateral ...
Cohen Remy - - 2011
The retrograde approach has been shown to improve the success rate of percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) when performed by highly experienced operators. We report a very challenging case of a retrograde approach by the "reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde subintimal tracking (CART) technique" with a ...
Pozzi A - - 2011
Objective: To evaluate the integrity of the cranial tibial artery after performing the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) with or without soft tissue dissection and protection with gauze sponges. Study design: Experimental cadaveric study. Animals: Ten dogs weighing 28 to 35 kg. Methods: Ten pairs of normal pelvic limbs were ...
Arai Hirotaka - - 2011
Background and Aim: We evaluated the respiratory effects of BRTO performed for the treatment of gastric varices complicating liver cirrhosis. Methods: From 2005 to 2009, we performed BRTO in 20 patients with gastric fundal varices, by intravariceal injection of 5% ethanolamine oleate (EO) as the sclerosant. We studied the effect ...
Pech Maciej - - 2011
PURPOSE: We describe our initial clinical experience in artificial embolization with the Amplatzer Vascular Plug IV (VP IV), a further development of the Vascular Plug family already in routine use. METHODS: Results from 50 embolization procedures conducted with the VP IV in 44 patients are summarized. RESULTS: All 50 embolizations ...
Papakostidis Costas - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of emergency transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) in controlling retroperitoneal arterial haemorrhage associated with unstable pelvic fractures. METHODS: A systematic review of the English literature yielded 21 eligible studies published from 1979 to 2010. Evaluation of clinical and methodological heterogeneity was based on recording certain descriptive ...
Hamai Yoichi - - 2011
We herein describe a 41-year-old man with esophageal cancer who developed three esophagorespiratory fistulas (ERFs) that were successfully treated using one esophageal and three airway stents. A self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) was initially inserted into the esophagus to close an ERF in the right bronchus. However, two new ERFs developed ...
Kobayashi Masakazu - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Low blood flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) correlates with the development of postoperative cerebral ischemic lesions related to generation of microemboli during dissection of carotid arteries in carotid endarterectomy (CEA). OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of this prospectively controlled trial was to determine whether increased mean blood flow ...
Schievink Wouter I - - 2011
Object Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a significant cause of new-onset daily persistent headache. A generalized connective tissue disorder also involving the intracranial arteries has been suspected in the population with SIH. Therefore, the authors reviewed angiographic studies for the presence of intracranial aneurysms in a group of patients with ...
Maiolino Giuseppe - - 2011
Aims: We investigated the prevalence of the myocyte enhancer factor (MEF)2A exon 11 deletion, a putative coronary artery disease (CAD) susceptibility gene, in patients referred for coronary angiography. Methods and results: In total, 1079 consecutive patients referred for coronary angiography in the GENICA Study were genotyped and 301 low-risk subjects ...
Abbasi Kyomars - - 2011
Objectives: Graft stenosis is a major complication of coronary artery bypass grafting with autologous saphenous vein grafts. Nitric oxide (NO) is believed to prevent this phenomenon. We studied the effect of perivascular application of an NO donor on the degree of stenosis of such grafts in an ovine model. Methods: ...
Bokkers R P H - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Impairment of the cerebral autoregulation is an important predictor of TIA and stroke in patients with an ICA stenosis. The autoregulative status can be assessed directly by measuring the vasodilatory capacity of the cerebral arteries. The aim of our study was to investigate the vasodilatory capacity of ...
Mei Yifang - - 2011
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a serious disorder with poor prognosis. Urotensin II (UII) has been confirmed to be powerful vasoconstrictor than endothelin-1, which may play an important role in PAH development. The aim of this study is to observe the effects of urantide, a UII receptor antagonist,on monocrotaline (MCT)-induced ...
Melfi Franca M A - - 2011
Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital malformation and may cause recurrent infections and hemoptysis. Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is feasible, some drawbacks remain, mainly dealing the managing of anomalous vessels. We describe the use of a robotic system (da Vinci Robotic System, Surgical Intuitive, Mountain View, CA, USA) in ...
Fahrtash Farzan - - 2011
The current definition of a significant stenosis in an autologous arteriovenous fistula (aAVF), the percentage narrowing compared with the adjacent "normal" vessel, is inaccurate. We believe a significant stenosis in the aAVF is an absolute minimal luminal diameter determined by the requirements of the hemodialysis pump. To determine what absolute ...
Tatoulis James - - 2011
There have been dramatic advances in Coronary Artery Bypass graft surgery over the past 45 years. Coronary artery bypass grafting with saphenous vein grafts, was a highly reproducible procedure effective in alleviating angina. Its usefulness was compromised by myo proliferative change and atheromatous changes in the saphenous vein grafts resulting ...
Gomberg-Maitland Mardi - - 2011
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare and progressive disease of the pulmonary arterial circulation that is characterized by a progressive rise in pulmonary vascular resistance, eventually leading to right-heart failure and death. There are currently 3 classes of drugs approved for the treatment of PAH: prostacyclin analogues, endothelin receptor ...
Lee Min Young - - 2011
Paraplegia secondary to spinal cord infarction is a recognized complication of open thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAA) repair. TAA is serious and unpredictable condition. Therefore, aortic repair requires thorough information on managing the potential complications will facilitate improve control the problem. We report the symptoms and management of paraplegia ...
Ishida Hidekazu - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor, is considered to be implicated in failing Fontan circulation, however the expressions of ET-1 and endothelin receptor type A (ET(A)R) and type B (ET(B)R) in the pulmonary arteries of failed Fontan patients were not elucidated. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry and quantitative real-time PCR were used to ...
Zhang Lei - - 2011
Objective: To examine the expression of interleukin-1β and interferon-γ and their possible roles in aortic dissections and aneurysms. Methods: Aortic specimens were obtained from patients with type I thoracic aortic dissection, ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms, and control organ donors. The expression of interleukin-1β, interferon-γ, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and signal transduction factors ...
Lioupis Christos - - 2011
In this report, we describe a technique that could potentially be used for both prevention and treatment of spinal cord ischemia (SCI) in endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms. This technique involves using a specially designed endograft with side branches (paraplegia prevention branches [PPBs]), which are left patent to perfuse the ...
Callou de Sá Emmanuela Quental - - 2011
Objectives:  Men die of coronary artery disease more often (CAD) than women. There is evidence that testosterone is either neutral or has a beneficial effect on male cardiovascular disease. The role of oestrogens in male CAD has been less studied. This study was carried out with the purpose of evaluating ...
Manara Renzo - - 2011
Background: The concurrence of intracranial aneurysms and acromegaly has been reported and debated previously. Our study in a large number of patients aimed to verify whether acromegaly patients carry a higher risk of harboring intracranial saccular aneurysms and to evaluate the possible relationship using clinical, laboratory, and imaging techniques. Materials ...
Bladin Christopher - - 2011
The endovascular treatment of carotid atherosclerosis with carotid artery stenting (CAS) is controversial. The inter-collegiate Carotid Stenting Guidelines Committee (CSGC) recommends that CAS should not be performed in the majority of patients requiring carotid revascularisation. CAS may be considered for specific high risk patients with symptomatic severe carotid stenosis who ...
Montani David - - 2011
RATIONALE: c-kit positive cells, including bone marrow (BM)-derived progenitors and mast cells, may participate in vascular remodelling. As recent studies suggest that c-kit may be a target for innovative therapies in experimental pulmonary hypertension, we investigated the contribution of c-kit+ cells in human idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). Objectives and ...
Kranjec Igor - - 2011
The aim of our study was to assess the atherosclerotic burden in patients with the first symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD). The study population consisted of 100 consecutive patients (new-onset severe angina or myocardial infarction) and 70 age and sex matched asymptomatic volunteers. Functional and morphologic atherosclerotic markers were ...
Güzeloğlu Mehmet - - 2011
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of zoledronic acid (ZA), as a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, on neointimal hyperplasia in rabbit carotid anastomosis model. New Zealand male rabbits were divided into two groups as placebo and treatment groups in this experimental study. After anesthesia, the right ...
Yamagami Takuji - - 2011
We report a rare case of life-threatening hemorrhage from the inferior epigastric artery that was injured after stoma construction. It was successfully controlled by transcatheter arterial embolization from both the external iliac arterial site and the internal thoracic arterial site.
Yiu Kai-Hang - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac valvular calcification has been linked with systemic atherosclerosis in the general population. The prevalence and relationship with arterial calcification in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is unknown. We investigated the prevalence of valvular calcification in patients with RA and SLE and its relationship ...
Kawahito Koji - - 2011
Acute massive pulmonary embolism has a high mortality rate despite advances in diagnosis and therapy. To salvage critically ill patients, complete clot extraction without arterial wall injury is essential. In this study, we performed balloon catheter embolectomy under direct visual control by using a flexible choledochoscope. For clear visualization, we ...
Grandpierre Solène - - 2011
Imaging of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) by positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) hybrid systems allows detecting arterial FDG foci, which relate to inflammatory and presumably unstable atherosclerosis, and is increasingly used in cancer patients among whom many are at risk for ischemic events. However, the link between an enhanced arterial FDG ...
Heo Dong Hwa - - 2011
We performed a percutaneous vertebroplasty at the compressed L2 vertebral body of a 73-year-old female using a left-sided unilateral extrapedicular approach. She complained severe radiating pain and a tingling sensation in her left leg two hours after the vertebroplasty. Spinal computed tomographic scan showed a large retroperitoneal hematoma, and a ...
Agreda Beatriz - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic ligation of the sphenopalatine artery in the treatment of severe posterior epistaxis. METHODS: We have carried out a retrospective study on 50 patients hospitalised with posterior recurrent epistaxis, in whom posterior nasal packing was not effective. All ...
Zha Wen-Liang - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of artery-ligating varicocelectomy (ALV) and artery-preserving varicocelectomy (APV) on the ipsilateral epididymis of varicocele-induced rats. METHODS: A total of 50 adolescent male rats were randomly divided into the 4 groups: control group (n = 8), experimental varicocele (EV) without treatment (EV group, n = 14), ...
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