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Staats Paul P Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United - - 2014
Aortic sarcomas are predominantly endoluminal tumours that are believed derived from the intima. Because of their rarity, relatively little is known about their pathological features. We report a series of 26 aortic and iliofemoral tumours with histopathological and clinical data.Of the 26 cases, there were 16 men (63.6 ± 13 years) and ...
Weidauer Stefan S Department of Neurology, Sankt Katharinen Hospital, Teaching Hospital of the Goethe - University, Frankfurt / Main, Seckbacher Landstraße 65, D 60389, Frankfurt / Main, Germany, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to analyse MR imaging features and lesion patterns as defined by compromised vascular territories, correlating them to different clinical syndromes and aetiological aspects. In a 19.8-year period, clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of 55 consecutive patients suffering from spinal cord ischemia ...
Watson Kenneth R KR School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland, - - 2014
Aneurysmal dilation of arteriovenous fistulae used for haemodialysis is a recognised complication but its clinical significance is a contentious issue. Our aims were to describe aneurysmal fistulae morphologically and clinically. Sixty patients underwent duplex scanning to measure the maximum diameter and skin thickness of their fistula. Haemodialysis function and bleeding ...
Hung Ming-Yow MY aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, New Taipei City bDepartment of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan cSchool of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, - - 2014
Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and calcific aortic valve stenosis. We review recent studies that highlight Lp(a) in CVD and calcific aortic valve stenosis and propose pathways to clinical registration of Lp(a)-lowering agents. Over the last few years, almost irrefutable evidence has accumulated that Lp(a) ...
Czihal M M Division of Vascular Medicine, Munich University Hospital, Germany - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical presentation and disease course of symptomatic plantar vein thrombosis. Patients with a first diagnosis of symptomatic plantar vein thrombosis at our institution were retrospectively identified from a prospectively maintained database. All patients underwent complete venous compression sonography extended to the plantar veins because of local symptoms ...
Ju Sungbae S Cardiology Division, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2015
The clinical presentation of Kawasaki disease (KD) is variable and clinical implication among adults is rarely important but coronary involvement. Here we report a young patient showing recurrent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who had a history of high-grade fever and conjunctivitis when he was little. Coronary angiography revealed aneurysmal coronary ...
Pinto Soniya S University of Illinois Chicago, Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Department of Surgery, 836 W. Wellington Ave, Room 4807, Chicago, IL 60657, - - 2014
Splenic Artery Syndrome (SAS) has emerged as a controversial cause for graft ischemia in orthotopic liver transplant (OLTx) recipients. A complex combination of factors including hepatic artery hypoperfusion and portal hyperperfusion can result in SAS. Clinical and laboratory findings suggest graft ischemia but are generally non-specific. Conventional angiography findings of ...
Muñoz Juan J Alfonso X el Sabio Veterinary School, Villanueva de la Cañada, - - 2014
To assess ultrasound guided transarterial coil placement (UGTACP) for occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and external carotid artery (ECA) in horses. Cadaveric and in vivo study. Cadaveric horses (n = 10), healthy horses (3), and 1 clinical case. Cadaveric and in vivo (healthy horses): UGTACP was performed in the caudal ...
Ozveren Olcay O 1Department of Cardiology,Yeditepe University - - 2014
Acute type A aortic dissection is a catastrophic situation, often accompanied by aortic regurgitation. A rarely described cause of aortic regurgitation, in this clinical scenario, is the prolapse of an intimal flap into the left ventricular outflow tract. We present here a case of acute type A aortic dissection with ...
Weir Gregory Ralph GR Gregory Ralph Weir, MBChB, MMed(Surg), Certificate in Vascular Surgery, IIWCC (ZA) • Medical Director • Vascular and Hyperbaric Unit, Life Eugene Marais Hospital • Pretoria, South Africa Hiske Smart, MA, RN, PG Dip(UK), IIWCC (Toronto) • Nurse Manager • Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, King Hamad University Hospital • Muharraq Island, Kingdom of Bahrain Jacobus van Marle, MBChB, MMEd(Surg) • Consultant Vascular Surgeon • Medical University of South Africa • Pretoria, South Africa Frans Johannes Cronje, MBChB(UP), BSc(Hons), MSc • Associate Medical Director • Baromedical Facility, Tygerberg Hospital • Western Province, Cape Town, South Africa R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA • Professor of Public Health and Medicine • University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Director • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course & Masters of Science in Community Health (Prevention & Wound Care) • Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto • Past President • World Union of Wound Healing Societies • Course Coordinator • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course at New York University Medical Center • Clinical Editor • Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Philadelphia, - - 2014
The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about therapeutic clinical intervention options based on the pathophysiology of arterial ulcers. This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be ...
Vilakazi Mnc - - 2014
An infant presented with clinical signs and symptoms suggestive of a pyloric stenosis. On abdominal ultrasound, pyloric stenosis was excluded, and other causes for proximal duodenal obstruction, such as a duodenal web or annular pancreas, were suspected. At surgery, the cause was found to be due to an anterior portal ...
Claessen Bimmer E BE Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
The invention of intracoronary stents greatly increased the safety and applicability of percutaneous coronary interventions. At this time, >1 million coronary stent implantations are performed each year in the United States. But together with the growing use of stents, stent thrombosis, the most feared complication after stent implantation, has emerged ...
Fu Chao C Department of Neurosurgery, The Third Bethune Hospital (China-Japan Union Hospital), Norman Bethune Health Science Center of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, People's Republic of - - 2014
Growing basilar dissecting aneurysm is a scarce but increasingly recognized entity, accounting for a significant risk of death and disability. Controversy exists regarding the optimal management. A 61-year-old man presented with dysarthria and left hemiparesis attributable to a basilar trunk dissecting aneurysm. Antiplatelet therapy was instituted, and the patient's clinical ...
Sousa Vanessa Emille Carvalho VE CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil, Brasília, - - 2014
To analyze the accuracy of the defining characteristics of impaired gas exchange (IGE). Cross-sectional study carried out in 93 cardiac postoperative adult patients. The 19 NANDA-I defining characteristics related to IGE were evaluated. Ten defining characteristics were found in the sample. The best accuracy values, including specificity, diagnostic odds ratio, ...
Aranki Sary F SF Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - - 2014
The high attrition rate of vein grafts following CABG surgery is well documented. However, the expected clinical events associated with this attrition lags behind those observed in clinical practice. Vein graft patency is complex and multi-factorial and can be dependent on technical or patient variables. It's not unusual that these ...
Matsushima Ken K 1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 3Department of Radiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Japan 4Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, - - 2014
Although the lateral condylar vein has been encountered in some skull base approaches and used as a route to access the anterior condylar venous confluence, few descriptions can be found in the literature regarding its morphology. To examine the anatomy of the lateral condylar vein and its clinical significance. The ...
Subherwal Sumeet S Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, - - 2014
-Tremendous advances have occurred in therapies for peripheral vascular disease (PVD); however, until recently it has not been possible to examine the entire clinical trial portfolio of studies for treatment of PVD (both arterial and venous disease). -We examined interventional trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov from October 2007 through September 2010 ...
Rosenthal Julie L JL Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, J3-4, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA, - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension prevalence continues to rise and remains a clinical dilemma with regards to patient recognition and management. Despite advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology and pathogenesis behind pulmonary hypertension (PH), this heterogeneous cohort continues to demonstrate significant morbidity and mortality. Biomarkers serve as a dynamic, noninvasive tool in ...
Nguyen Tin T Tin Nguyen, Charles Phillips, Assad Movahed, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Heart Institute, Greenville, NC 27834, United - - 2014
Calcification of the pericardium is a relatively rare finding and often has an uncertain etiology. Incidental findings of pericardial calcification may increase due to widespread application of cardiac computed tomography for the assessment of coronary atherosclerosis in the appropriate clinical setting using coronary artery calcium scoring and/or coronary angiography. Pericardial ...
Kim Yi-Suk YS *Department of Anatomy, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; †Division in Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Department of Oral Biology, Human Identification Research Center, BK21 PLUS Project, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, South Korea; ‡Department of Anatomy, Research Institute of Medical Science, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; §The Chula Soft Cadaver Surgical Training Center and Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, - - 2014
The purposes of this study were to determine the morphological features and conceptualize the anatomical definition of the angular artery (AA) as an aid to practical operations in the clinical field. Thirty-one hemifaces from 17 Korean cadavers and 26 hemifaces from 13 Thai cadavers were dissected. The topography of the ...
Moon Karam K Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, - - 2014
Object Intracranial aneurysms, especially those of the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA), can present with cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has demonstrated safety and efficacy in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms by flow diversion, but little data exist reporting the outcomes of cranial ...
Chung Bongjae B Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics, College of Sciences, George Mason University, Planetary Hall, Room 101B, 4400 University Drive, MSN 3F3, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA, - - 2014
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been used for several years to identify mechanical risk factors associated with aneurysmal evolution and rupture as well as to understand flow characteristics before and after surgical treatments in order to help the clinical decision making process. We used the keywords, "CFD" and "aneurysms" to ...
Konstantinides Stavros S Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH), University Medical Center Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, Bldg. 403, 55131 Mainz, Germany Department of Cardiology, Democritus University of Thrace, Thrace, Greece - - 2014
Venous thrombo-embolism is the third most frequent acute cardiovascular syndrome after myocardial infarction and stroke. Recently published landmark trials paved the way for significant progress in the management of the disease and provided the evidence for the ESC Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Guidelines 2014 update. Risk stratification strategies for non-high-risk PE ...
Xie Xiao-Jie XJ Department of Cardiology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, - - 2014
Based on different mechanisms of blood coagulation, coexistence of venous thromboembolism and arterial thrombosis in a single individual is extremely rare in clinical practice. Both antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy should be adopted for patients with arteriovenous embolism. Balancing the risk of ischemia and hemorrhage is especially challenging in these patients ...
Kim Woo Chul WC Department of Radiology, Inha University Hospital, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon 400-711, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of detachable interlock microcoils for an embolization of the internal iliac artery during an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). A retrospective review was conducted on 40 patients with aortic aneurysms, who had undergone an EVAR between January 2010 and March 2012. ...
Bae Dong-Hyun DH Department of Neurosurgery, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, - - 2014
Because of the complex anatomical association among vascular, dural, and bony structures, paraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms remain a major challenge for vascular neurosurgeons. We studied the clinical outcomes of 61 paraclinoid ICA aneurysms after microsurgical clipping in comparison with endovascular coiling. Between January 2008 and December 2012, we ...
Beaty Narlin B NB Department of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2014
Deconstructive approaches may be necessary to treat a variety of neurovascular pathologies. Recently, a new device has become available for endovascular arterial occlusion that may have unique applications in neurovascular disease. The Micro Vascular Plug (MVP, Reverse Medical, Irvine, California, USA) has been designed for vessel occlusion through targeted embolization. ...
Bruno Rosa Maria - - 2014
The identification of vascular alterations at the sub-clinical, asymptomatic stages are potentially useful for screening, prevention and improvement of cardiovascular risk stratification beyond classical risk factors.Increased intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery is a well-known marker of early atherosclerosis, which significantly correlates with the development of cardiovascular diseases. More ...
Willemet Marie M Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, St. Thomas' Hospital, King's College London, London, UK, - - 2014
We reviewed existing methods for analyzing, in the time domain, physical mechanisms underlying the patterns of blood pressure and flow waveforms in the arterial system. These are wave intensity analysis and separations into several types of waveforms: (i) forward- and backward-traveling, (ii) peripheral and conduit, or (iii) reservoir and excess. ...
Albinsson John J Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate tracking performance when an extra reference block is added to a basic block-matching method, where the two reference blocks originate from two consecutive ultrasound frames. The use of an extra reference block was evaluated for two putative benefits: (i) an increase in ...
Kuya Keita K Division of Radiology, Department of Pathophysiological Therapeutic Science, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, 36-1 Nishi-cho, Yonago, 683-8504, Japan, - - 2014
Follow-up CT angiography (CTA) is routinely performed for post-procedure management after carotid artery stenting (CAS). However, the stent lumen tends to be underestimated because of stent artifacts on CTA reconstructed with the filtered back projection (FBP) technique. We assessed the utility of new iterative reconstruction techniques, such as adaptive statistical ...
Saydam Funda Akoz FA From the Departments of *Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and †Cardiovascular Surgery, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
The most dreaded major donor-site complication of free fibula flap is a foot ischemia, which is fortunately rare. Various authors have discussed the efficacy of the use of preoperative imaging methods including color Doppler, magnetic resonance angiography, and conventional angiography. A 25-year-old man presented with a 10-cm mandibular defect after ...
Gupta Vijay V Department of Neonatology, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. - - 2014
A modified technique for umbilical artery catheterization was assessed in babies in whom conventional method failed or if the cord was dry. Success rate attained with the modified technique was 90% (19/21). This modified technique could provide an easier and faster method for successful umbilical arterial catheterization.
Roccabianca S S Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, - - 2014
The medial layer of large arteries contains aggregates of the glycosaminoglycan hyaluronan and the proteoglycan versican. It is increasingly thought that these aggregates play important mechanical and mechanobiological roles despite constituting only a small fraction of the normal arterial wall. In this paper, we offer a new hypothesis that normal ...
Kabinejadian Foad F Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, - - 2014
This study documents the superior hemodynamics of a novel coupled sequential anastomoses (SQA) graft design in comparison with the routine conventional end-to-side (ETS) anastomoses in coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). The flow fields inside three polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) models of coronary artery bypass grafts, including the coupled SQA graft design, a ...
Cauchi Matthew P MP Departments of Internal Medicine (M.P.C., P.M.R.), Emergency Medicine (R.P.Z.), and Cardiology (T.C.B.), Carilion Clinic, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia - - 2014
A radial artery pseudoaneurysm represents a rare, potentially catastrophic complication of arterial cannulation that has been reported after cardiac catheterization. Treatment options are limited to chemical, mechanical, and combined approaches to obliterate the radial artery pseudoaneurysm and tract. Manual compression protocols using the TR Band (Terumo Medical Corporation, Somerset, NJ) ...
Ene Florentina F Galway Medical Technologies Centre (GMedTech), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, - - 2014
The variation in computational assumptions for analysing abdominal aortic aneurysm haemodynamics can influence the desired output results and computational cost. Such assumptions for abdominal aortic aneurysm modelling include static/transient pressures, steady/transient flows and rigid/compliant walls. Six computational methods and these various assumptions were simulated and compared within a realistic abdominal ...
Zhou Chuan C Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - - 2014
The authors are developing a computer-aided detection system to assist radiologists in analysis of coronary artery disease in coronary CT angiograms (cCTA). This study evaluated the accuracy of the authors' coronary artery segmentation and tracking method which are the essential steps to define the search space for the detection of ...
Ridding Gus G Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W., - - 2014
Introduction: First-trimester uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) measurements form part of an algorithm used to assess the risk of developing pre-eclampsia. The objective of this study was to construct a population-specific reference range for both the lower and mean maternal uterine artery PI at 11-13(+6) weeks' gestation and to assess ...
Niepoth Wouter W WW 1 Department of Vascular Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Purpose : To investigate in an in vitro juxtarenal aneurysm flow model the feasibility and efficacy of using a sac-sealing endoprosthesis in a chimney graft configuration. Methods : In two experiments, a Nellix sac-sealing endoprosthesis was used as the main graft in a double-branched chimney graft configuration, using a self-expanding ...
Auricchio Ferdinando - - 2014
The degeneration of the vascular wall tissue induces a change of the arterial stiffness, i.e., the capability of the vessel to distend under the pulsatile haemodynamic load. In the literature the aortic stiffness is usually computed following a simple deterministic approach, in which only the maximum and the minimum values ...
Han Dongjin D Integrative Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, Yonsei Cardiovascular Center, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Republic of - - 2014
We propose a fast seed detection for automatic tracking of coronary arteries in coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). To detect vessel regions, Hessian-based filtering is combined with a new local geometric feature that is based on the similarity of the consecutive cross-sections perpendicular to the vessel direction. It is in ...
Niwatcharoenchaikul Weerawat W Graduate student, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, - - 2014
Masticatory performance and maximum occlusal force may be different, depending on the occlusal schemes of the complete dentures used. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of 2 complete denture occlusal schemes on masticatory performance and maximum occlusal force. Two complete denture occlusal schemes, bilateral balanced occlusion ...
Hedetoft Morten M Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, The Health Faculty, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endothelial dysfunction is an important component in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial function may be evaluated by peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) which measures the vasodilator function in the microvasculature of the fingertip during reactive hyperaemia. The reactive hyperemia index (RHI) is decreased in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors ...
An Chansik C Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-Ro, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, 120-752, - - 2014
To assess the value of a CT-based abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) score as a surrogate marker for the presence of asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD). The AAC scores of 373 patients without cardiac symptoms who underwent both screening coronary CT angiography and abdominal CT within one year were calculated according ...
Chiu Kuan-Ming KM Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, - - 2014
Backgrounds Fractional flow reserve of myocardium (FFRmyo) is a functional study of significant coronary artery stenosis, defined as the ratio of the pressure distal to the stenosis (poststenosis) divided by the pressure of aortic root (prestenosis). Instead of cath laboratory, we could measure it in operating room for off-pump coronary artery ...
De Paulis Ruggero R Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy - - 2014
To conduct a survey across European cardiac centres to evaluate the methods used for cerebral protection during aortic surgery involving the aortic arch. All European centres were contacted and surgeons were requested to fill out a short, comprehensive questionnaire on an internet-based platform. One-third of more than 400 contacted centres ...
Chueh Ju-Yu JY Department of Radiology, New England Center for Stroke Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Rates of durable aneurysm occlusion following coil embolization vary widely, and a better understanding of coil mass mechanics is desired. The goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of packing density and coil uniformity on aneurysm permeability. Aneurysm models were coiled using either Guglielmi detachable coils or Target ...
Assad-Kottner Christian C Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock, - - 2014
Perforation of a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft during PCI is a rare event. We report a case of mid-LIMA perforation treated by a PTFE(polytetrafluoroethylene)-covered stent using a modification of the dual catheter ("ping pong") technique. We propose that use of this modification when possible will further improve safety ...
Takasugi Shohei S Division of Radiology, Department of Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Science, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, 36-1 Nishicho, Yonago, Tottori 683-8504 Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of coil embolization with an indwelling catheter with side holes to control visceral artery bleeding while simultaneously preserving peripheral artery flow. A 6-F anticoagulant-coated catheter with two symmetrically arranged side holes was used with coil embolization to induce hemostasis in the superior mesenteric artery ...
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