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Haga Takahiro T Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, - - 2014
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer and tends to develop in sun-exposed cosmetic areas, including the ear. In this report, we describe two cases of SCC on the ear successfully treated with intra-arterial administration of peplomycin through a superficial temporal artery. In addition ...
Hori Yasutomo Y Laboratory of Small Animal Internal Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University, 23-35-1 Higashi, Towada, Aomori 034-8628, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are used for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in dogs. The long-acting PDE5 inhibitor tadalafil was recently approved for treatment of PAH in humans. Basic information related to the pharmacological and hemodynamic effects of tadalafil in dogs is scarce. In this study, the hemodynamic effects ...
Haddad Lauren M LM Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, - - 2014
A 15-year-old male with transposition of the great arteries presented with exertional chest pain. He was found to have a circumflex coronary artery from the neo-pulmonary artery that had not been transferred during his arterial switch operation. The circumflex coronary artery, fed through collaterals from a re-implanted single coronary artery, ...
Haffey Timothy M TM Head and Neck Institute, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE The angular artery, its perforating branches, and their zones of tissue perfusion have been described extensively for facial reconstruction. Various cutaneous and mucosal flaps with either anterograde or retrograde perfusion play an important role in facial and oral reconstruction. However, these flaps share the limitations of pedicled nature and ...
O'Neill Anne C AC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery and Surgical Oncology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
The bipedicle deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap allows reliable transfer of the entire lower abdominal flap in patients who have a small pannus or require a large volume breast reconstruction. Selection of recipient vessels for the second pedicle can however, be challenging. We describe our experience with a ...
Mosca S S Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University of Perugia, Perugia, - - 2014
The superior horizontal pancreatic artery was described in 1910, and after a few years, it was forgot by most investigators. This research is aimed to revive the description of this artery, describing course, pattern of branching and frequency. More than 1,000 of angiographies including studies of the superior mesenteric artery, ...
Sato Katsutoshi K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, - - 2014
We present a 52-year-old male with a syphilitic aortic arch aneurysm accompanied by relevant extensive cerebral infarction. He was admitted to a local hospital for sudden loss of consciousness, where he was diagnosed with serious cerebral infarction. During his treatment, a multilocular aortic arch aneurysm involving the arch vessels was ...
Appleby Clare Elisabeth CE University of Manchester, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Manchester, United Kingdom ; - - 2014
Transforming Growth Factor-β1 (TGF-β1) has been shown unequivocally to enhance neointima formation in carotid and ileo-femoral arteries. In our previous studies, however, TGF-β1 expression in coronary arteries actually reduced neointima formation without affecting luminal loss post-angioplasty, while expression of a TGF-β1 antagonist (RIIs) in balloon-injured coronary arteries reduced luminal loss ...
Matsunaga Iwao I Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukuoka Wajiro Hospital, Fukuoka, - - 2014
A 66-year-old man was transferred to our hospital with the diagnosis of a large thoracoabdominal aneurysm. Computed tomography showed thoracic vertebral erosion, suggesting a chronic contained rupture. He was hemodynamically stable with no neurological complication preoperatively. He underwent successful surgical replacement of the descending aorta. During surgery, the 6th and ...
Bito Yasuyuki Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Osaka, - - 2014
Blunt traumatic injury to the innominate artery is relatively rare. We present the case of a 40-year-old woman who fell from a fourth-floor window and was transferred to our hospital with multiple injuries, hemodynamic shock, and disturbance of consciousness. Computed tomography with image reconstruction revealed transection of the innominate artery ...
Pal Kavita K Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, - - 2014
Summary Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) of the hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes and lung masses is a powerful tool in the diagnostic evaluation of mediastinal adenopathies including malignancies. As its use becomes more widespread, few cases have been reported with complications. We present a case of a 57-year-old man who ...
Hou Zhidian Z JJinan, Shandong, and Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China; and Tucson, Ariz. From the Department of Hand and Foot Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University; the Department of Anatomy, School of Basic Medical Science, Southern Medical University; and the Division of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of - - 2013
Vascularized tissue transfer pedicled with the first dorsal metatarsal artery is commonly used in the microsurgical reconstruction of tissue defect. However, there are great anatomical variations of the artery. In this study, the authors classified the artery based on its origin (from where it arises), branches, and course. The significance ...
Doss Vinodh T - - 2013
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the established standard to treat occlusive extracranial atherosclerotic carotid disease. Complications of CEA must be recognized and dealt with efficiently due to the potentially catastrophic neurologic sequelae. A 67-year-old African American man was transferred from an outside hospital for an acute stroke. He had initially presented ...
Asano Miki - - 2013
Aortopulmonary window (APW) with an anomalous origin of a coronary artery is extremely rare. We report surgical management of a four-week-old infant with the association of a distal type of APW and an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) from the pulmonary artery. Complete anatomical correction comprising division ...
Higashino Takuya - - 2013
The selection of recipient vessels in head and neck reconstruction is one of the key factors influencing its difficulty and outcome. We report a case of a microsurgical scalp reconstruction using the zygomatico-orbital artery as a recipient vessel.A 71-year-old woman had intractable skin ulcers on her head after neurosurgeries. Computed ...
Phillips M N - - 2013
The aims of the study were to test the safety and efficacy of a custom-made endovenous valve transfer stent, and delivery system in animals and humans. The internal jugular veins of 16 sheep, weighing 45-55 kg, were used. A segment of vein with venous valve was enclosed circumferentially with a barbed ...
Desai Ravi - - 2013
A 41 year-old African-American male presented with syncope preceded by shortness of breath at outside facility and transferred to us for management of extensive pulmonary embolism with unstable vital signs. Electrocardiogram showed sinus tachycardia with S1Q3T3 pattern. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a freely mobile strand like mass in the left ...
Jacobson Adam S - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Free-tissue transfer for head and neck reconstruction has evolved since the mid-1950s. A variety of different recipient arteries and veins have been described for use in head and neck reconstruction. In our experience, the internal mammary artery (IMA) and internal mammary vein (IMV) have become increasingly important for achieving ...
Henry P D G - - 2013
Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer (LDTT) is technically challenging. In order to clarify the local structural anatomy, we undertook a morphometric study using six complete cadavers (12 shoulders). Measurements were made from the tendon to the nearby neurovascular structures with the arm in two positions: flexed and internally rotated, and adducted ...
Park Jaechan - - 2013
A spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from the middle cerebral artery is most commonly caused by the rupture of saccular aneurysms and rarely by fusiform aneurysms or arterial dissections/dissecting aneurysms. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of an intraarterial neoplasm causing an SAH. A 44-year-old woman presented with ...
Teso Desarom D Desarom Teso, Riyad Karmy-Jones, the Divisions of Vascular Surgery, Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, WA 98664, United - - 2013
Both surgical and endovascular grafts have the rare risk of late secondary infection. Treatment varies based on the clinical setting, but in general the recommendations are that infected endografts be removed and reconstruction performed. In the abdominal aorta this may vary from homograft or other impregnated grafts to excision and ...
Albackr Hanan B - - 2013
We describe a case of a 25-year-old pregnant woman who presented with severe primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). Her echocardiogram showed severe right ventricular hypertrophy with dilatation and Moderate right ventricular systolic dysfunction. Right ventricle systolic pressure (RVSP) was estimated to be 125 mmHg. She had an elective caesarean section under general ...
Doss Vinodh T - - 2013
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the established standard to treat occlusive extracranial atherosclerotic carotid disease. Complications of CEA must be recognized and dealt with efficiently due to the potentially catastrophic neurologic sequelae. A 67-year-old African American man was transferred from an outside hospital for an acute stroke. He had initially presented ...
Lin C-J CJ Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. - - 2012
In acute ischemic stroke, the ability to estimate the penumbra and infarction core ratio helps to triage those who will potentially benefit from thrombolytic therapies. Flat-panel post-contrast DynaCT imaging can provide both vasculature and parenchymal blood volume within the angio room to monitor hemodynamic changes during the endovascular procedures. We ...
Grieb Gerrit - - 2013
Free tissue transfer (FTT) is now a common procedure in many surgical centres around the world and it has shown well established results especially in the field of reconstructive surgery. The choice of FTT depends on the size of defect, nature of tissue, length of pedicle and donor site morbidity. ...
Pahuja Anoop - - 2012
We would like to present a case of persistent right sided collapse in a preterm baby with an unexpected diagnosis. Baby X was born floppy requiring resuscitation and was intubated, ventilated and was transferred to NICU. There was decreased air entry on auscultation of right side of the chest, while ...
Zhao Lan - - 2012
Epigenetic programming, dynamically regulated by histone acetylation, is a key mechanism regulating cell proliferation and survival. Little is known about the contribution of histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity to the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a condition characterized by profound structural remodeling of pulmonary arteries and arterioles. HDAC1 and HDAC5 protein ...
Yoshida Masahiro - - 2012
A 50-year-old man presented with an aneurysm arising from a fenestration of horizontal portion (A(1)) of the anterior cerebral artery manifesting as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Coil embolization was conducted and the aneurysm was occluded easily. Most reported cases of these types of aneurysms underwent direct surgery. Aneurysm arising from the A(1) ...
Grewal Amandeep S - - 2012
The microvascular anastomosis remains a technically sensitive and critical determinant of success in free tissue transfer. The microvascular anastomotic coupling device is an elegant, friction-fit ring pin device that is becoming more widely used. To systematically review the literature to examine the utility of the microvascular coupler in free tissue ...
Moller Sigridur M - - 2012
An 83-year-old man with sepsis sustained right common carotid artery injury during attempted central-line placement. A computed tomographic scan showed a large hematoma in the patient's neck and a carotid pseudoaneurysm. His clinical condition was such that transfer to the interventional suite was judged unsafe. Percutaneous thrombin injection was performed ...
Hosoyamada Yasue - - 2012
Periarterial connective tissue with a moderate amount of collagen fibrils is known to be a specialized domain in the renal interstitium. This study aimed to clarify the microscopic architecture of the periarterial connective tissue as a mechanical supportive structure of the intrarenal arteries. Transmission and scanning electron microscopy revealed two ...
Cai Jun - - 2011
Cerebral aneurysms of traditional animal models are usually too small to be imaged in vivo. A novel rat model induced by ligation of the unilateral common carotid artery and contralateral pterygopalatine and external carotid arteries was investigatid. To evaluate the morphological changes of the cerebral arteries, synchrotron radiation angiography was ...
Wisco Jonathan J - - 2011
Background:Determining the superior cervical ganglion's precise anatomical location for local anesthetic block, when stellate block is not feasible or is contraindicated, is difficult.Methods:We dissected the superior cervical ganglion in 60 embalmed cadaveric specimens. Multiple regressions determined whether subject characteristics predicted the distance between the superior cervical ganglion and common carotid ...
George Kuriakose Joshi - - 2011
Abstract A 45-year-old lady presented with transient ischemic attack symptoms. Subsequent CT and DSA revealed multiple fusiform dilatations of cerebral vessels. A search for sources of emboli led to an atrial myxoma being found on echocardiogram. She made a good recovery after resection of the atrial myxoma. The aneurysms were ...
Zhang C - - 2011
A 13-year-old girl sufferring from a car accident presented with a symptom of oculomotor nerve palsy. A CT scan revealed diffuse SAH in the suprasellar cistern, cisterna ambiens and interpeduncular cistern. MRI showed contusion of the left cerebral peduncle and a flowing void signal in front of the left cerebral ...
Donmez H - - 2011
We describe the case of a 70-year-old woman who had a left proatlantal intersegmental artery disclosed during carotid artery angiography with the findings of carotid-basilar anastomosis which originated from the petrous segment of the ICA and was filling the horizontal segment of the vertebral artery. Awareness of this vascular variation ...
Tsurumi A - - 2011
We describe a patient with subcutaneous hematoma associated with manual cervical massage during carotid artery stenting.A 73-year-old man with left cervical carotid artery stenosis presented with left amaurosis fugax. We performed carotid artery stenting using distal embolic protection with balloon occlusion. Dual antiplatelet therapy was maintained in the periprocedural period ...
Hunter M A - - 2011
SUMMARY: We performed high-resolution DIR-BBI of the cervical arteries at 3T in 19 subjects with cervical dissection. It offered excellent visualization of both the lumen and arterial wall, allowing detection of the primary and secondary features of dissection. We suggest that this is a highly useful technique for diagnosis of ...
Taghipour Hamid Reza - - 2011
We describe the surgical management of a free-floating thrombus in the aortic arch in a patient with severe mitral stenosis, a left atrial appendage (LAA) clot, and an iliac artery thrombus. A 60-year-old woman complaining of dyspnea and pain in her right leg was referred to our multidisciplinary clinic. After ...
Sridhar Anuradha - - 2011
Establishing a two coronary system is the best treatment option for anomalous origin of left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). We describe a case of ALCAPA with three decades of follow up after an end-to-end anastomosis of left subclavian artery and left coronary artery with mitral valve replacement. ...
Markello Thomas C TC NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program, Office of Rare Disease Research and National Human Genome Research Institute and NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. - - 2011
Arterial Calcification due to Deficiency of CD73 (ACDC) results from mutations in the NT5E gene encoding the 5' exonucleotidase, CD73. We now describe the third familial case of ACDC, including radiological and histopathological details of the arterial calcifications. The medial lesions involve the entire circumference of the elastic lamina, in ...
Kelly Rosemary F - - 2011
Clinical studies indicate incomplete functional recovery of hibernating myocardium after coronary artery bypass grafting. We hypothesized that persistent contractile abnormalities after coronary artery bypass grafting are associated with decreased mitochondrial proteins involving electron transport chain that might limit maximal oxygen consumption. Seven pigs with hibernating myocardium underwent off-pump revascularization with ...
Holzgraefe B - - 2010
Severe respiratory failure related to infection with the pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 virus is uncommon but possibly life-threatening. If, in spite of maximal conventional critical care, the patient's condition deteriorates, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may be a life-saving procedure. An observational study approved by the local ethics committee was carried ...
Milewski Krzysztof - - 2011
To assess the effects of local paclitaxel delivery using the Remedy catheter on neointimal hyperplasia in a porcine model and compare these results to commercially available BMS and biodegradable polymer-coated paclitaxel-eluting stents (BP-PES). A total of 31 stents were implanted into coronary arteries of 15 domestic swine including eight BMS, ...
Zuffi Andrea - - 2010
Pulmonary artery catheterization is a useful tool for the diagnosis and management of lung or cardiac disease. This procedure is considered safe and associated with a low incidence of major complications. However, pulmonary artery rupture during right heart catheterization, albeit rare, remains a severe complication. Despite modern management with metal-coil ...
Shiloh Ariel L - - 2011
Ultrasound guidance commonly is used for the placement of central venous catheters (CVCs). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recommends the use of ultrasound for CVC placement as one of its 11 practices to improve patient care. Despite increased access to portable ultrasound machines and comfort with ultrasound-guided CVC ...
Miyayama Shiro - - 2010
The inferior phrenic artery (IPA) is the most common extrahepatic collateral vessel to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, there are many anatomical variations in its origin and branches. In addition, the IPA is frequently reconstructed through several pathways, mainly through the retroperitoneal network, because of the occlusion of its orifice due ...
Park Sung Yong - - 2010
The occurrence of catheter-induced vasospasm of small caliber arteries is a well known complication of arterial catheterization in neonates. However, there is rare publication about these complications in infants. We report infants with peripheral ischemia caused by arterial catheterization of the femoral artery.
Shaikh Ayaz Hussain - - 2010
We are reporting the case of a 57 years old male, hypertensive, diabetic, dyslipidaemic who presented with exertional angina. He had a coronary artery bypass surgery, one year ago. He underwent left heart catheterization with graft study which showed critical native triple vessel disease with patent arterial graft to left ...
Alkarmi Amr - - 2010
Coronary angiography and angioplasty are common invasive procedures in cardiovascular medicine, which involve placement of a sheath inside peripheral conduit arteries. Sheath placement and catheterization can be associated with arterial thrombosis, spasm and occlusion. In this paper we review the literature pertaining to the possible benefits of arterial 'prehabilitation'--the concept ...
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