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Jin Hongting H Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310053, - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of marrow mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) arterial perfusion on vascular repair and angiogenesis in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Twelve healthy male adult Beagle dogs were randomly divided into two groups: group A (the control group) and group B ...
Shah Tejas R - - 2012
Aortocava fistula is a rare condition ranging from 0.22% to 6% of all ruptured aortic aneurysms. Recognition and diagnosis of this entity can often be difficult and requires heightened clinical suspicion to ensure that prompt surgical management leads to a favorable outcome. We herein describe the diagnosis and the technical ...
Williams-Phillips S - - 2012
Aorto-cavitary fistulae are rare complications of infective endocarditis. The diagnosis, in the absence of concomitant aortic valve disease, replacement of aortic valve with homograft or prosthetic valve, periannular abscess and negative blood culture, requires a high index of suspicion and has important prognostic and management significance. The sensitivity of the ...
Oertel Bruno Georg BG pharmazentrum frankfurt/ZAFES, Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, J. W. Goethe-University Hospital, Frankfurt, - - 2012
Arterial blood sampling is necessary when drugs such as the fast-acting opioid analgesic remifentanil exhibit relevant differences between arterial and venous blood concentrations. Arterial cannulation is generally considered to be clinically safe and has thus become a standard procedure in pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic assessments. However, rare cases of arterial occlusions have to ...
Zeleňák Kamil - - 2012
Acute superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion is a life-threatening disease, and acute intestinal ischemia develops from the sudden decrease in perfusion to the intestines. The key to saving the patient's life is early diagnosis, and prompt revascularization of the SMA can prevent intestinal infarction and decrease the risk of bowel ...
Salcedo Jonathan D - - 2012
Coronary saphenous vein graft (SVG) rupture during diagnostic angiography is a very rare but known complication of the procedure. It has typically been reported to occur at the site of pseudoaneurysms or secondary to an interventional procedure involving the graft. We present a case of SVG mid-body rupture during diagnostic ...
Wainstein Marco V - - 2012
The present case report refers to the percutaneous treatment of severe left main stem stenosis as a consequence of proliferative in-stent restenosis of left circumflex coronary with retrograde involvement. A reverse mini-crush technique with 2 stents was described. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pischke Soeren Erik - - 2012
Hepatic artery (HA) and portal vein (PV) occlusion are the most common vascular complications after liver transplantation with impact on mortality and re-transplantation rate. Detection of severe hypoperfusion may be delayed with currently available diagnostic tools. Hypoperfusion and anaerobically produced lactic acid lead to tissue CO(2) increase.We aimed to investigate ...
Kanakis Meletios A - - 2012
Histological changes of the lungs were studied after the establishment of a modified total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) or other means of temporary bypass on a swine model. 8 open chest-anesthetized pigs Landrace x Large White pigs (mean weight 43kg, mean age 4.5 months) ...
Miyatani Masae - - 2012
Pulse wave velocity (PWV), which reflects arterial stiffness, is an important predictor of future coronary artery disease. The test-retest reliability of PWV has not been investigated in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). To report the test-retest (day-to-day) reliability of PWV measurements among people with SCI, and to determine the ...
Wei Jeng - - 2012
Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial defects has become an accepted treatment in part because it is minimally invasive and relatively low risk. Despite recent advances in implantation technique and device improvements, complications occur. Here, we report a case of device embolization during percutaneous repair of an atrial septal defect (ASD) ...
Nitta Norihisa - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the embolic effect and degradability of gelatin microspheres (GMS) and Gelpart particles (GPS) in dogs subjected to hepatic embolization. Material and methods: We subjected 20 beagles to embolization of the hepatic artery (HA) and assessed the embolic effects of GMS measuring 500 μm in dry and ...
Kobayashi Daisuke - - 2012
Temporary relief of obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) may stabilize the pre-operative clinical status. We report a 1.4 kg infant with obstructed supracardiac TAPVC to right sided superior vena cava, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary atresia, major aortopulmonary collateral arteries, and atrioventricular septal defect. A palliative percutaneous stent ...
Azevedo Eduardo P - - 2013
The development of intimal hyperplasia is the major cause of failure of both autologous saphenous vein and synthetic coronary artery bypass grafts. This is partially due to graft-host vessel compliance mismatch. Cellulose and chitosan (CELL:CHIT) are both biocompatible, nontoxic, and naturally occurring biopolymers that have been used extensively for biomedical ...
Dumaswala Bhavin - - 2012
We present an adult with metastatic carcinoid disease affecting the heart, in whom live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) provided incremental value over two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE). Initial 2DTTE was able to demonstrate severe pulmonic and tricuspid regurgitation, but was unable to visualize the posterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve ...
Hassan H Abu - - 2012
Technetium (99mTc) exametazime (hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime, HMPAO) labeled leukocyte scintigraphy is mainly used to exclude occult infection in our institution. On review of previously published article, no case of popliteal venous aneurysm was ever diagnosed and detected on labeled leukocyte scintigraphy. We present a rare case of popliteal venous aneurysm which ...
Hung Po-Cheng - - 2012
Mitochondrial diseases are a group of disorders caused by pathologic dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain that present with a wide range of clinical expression. Cardiorespiratory complications have previously been described in association with mitochondrial disease; however, pulmonary hypertension has rarely been reported. Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by elevated pulmonary ...
Wessels Marja - - 2012
GLUT10 is required for the development of the cardiovascular system and the notochord and connects mitochondrial function to TGFβ signaling. Willaert A et al (2012). Hum Mol Genet. 2011: Nov 24 [Epub ahead of print].
Tabima Diana M DM Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, - - 2012
Pulmonary vascular disease can be defined as either a disease affecting the pulmonary capillaries and pulmonary arterioles, termed pulmonary arterial hypertension, or a disease affecting the left ventricle, called pulmonary venous hypertension. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disorder of the pulmonary circulation characterized by endothelial dysfunction, as well as ...
Saini Neetu - - 2012
Pulmonary paragonimiasis is an important zoonotic disease reported from many parts of the world. It is an endemic problem in human population in north-eastern states of India. There seems no report of pulmonary paragonimiasis in canine population from India. The present case describes first report of pulmonary paragonimiasis in a ...
Birim O - - 2012
Randomized trials have compared revascularization of coronary artery disease by coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). CABG is an expensive treatment. However, it manages to improve quality of life, restore general well being, and alleviate symptoms of patients. Coronary stents have improved the safety and ...
Krzyściak Wirginia - - 2012
Impaired venous drainage of the lower extremities determines a cascade of pathologic events leading to chronic venous disease (CVD). It is believed that the one cause of CVD is red blood cell extravasation and local iron overload that could generate free radicals and iron-dependent inflammation. The aim of this study ...
Oliveira Cristina - - 2012
Endoleaks are one of the major concerns in the long-term follow-up of endovascular aneurysm repair treatment (EVAR). Therefore, periodic monitoring is required to detect eventual damages in an implanted stent-graft. A monitoring system for post EVAR procedure based on inductive-coupling which avoids the need to resorting to more complex biomedical ...
Kerwin William S - - 2012
Although MRI is widely used to diagnose stenotic carotid arteries, it also detects characteristics of the atherosclerotic plaque itself, including its size, composition, and activity. These features are emerging as additional risk factors for stroke that can be feasibly acquired clinically. This paper summarizes the state of evidence for a ...
Zivanovic Zeljko - - 2012
A middle-aged man with pain in the right eye and right side of the neck was brought to the emergency department one hour after the onset of left-sided weakness. Computed tomo-graphy (CT) showed hyperdense right middle cerebral arte-ry (MCA). On transcranial Doppler (TCD), occlusion of the right MCA and right ...
Aki Akira - - 2012
Mycotic celiac artery aneurysm following infective endocarditis is extremely rare and, to our knowledge, only four cases have been reported in the literature to date. We describe the case of a 60 year-old man who developed a mycotic aneurysm of the celiac artery, which was detected by computed tomography (CT) ...
Sharma K - - 2012
Reported here is a case of bilateral high - origin anterior tibial arteries as detected during routine dissection of a 40 years old male cadaver at the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Kavre District, Nepal. The aim of the present study was to underline the clinical importance of high ...
Krasniqi Nazmi - - 2012
[This corrects the article on p. e35300 in vol. 7.].
Riera Del Moral Luis - - 2012
Many factors are possibly involved in the inflammatory process which causes the degeneration of the arterial wall in the formation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. During the last years different experimental models have been published to treat this fault of the arterial walls. Parallel the clinical treatment has evolved. With this ...
Patel Nishit - - 2012
A 3.5-week-old male neonate who developed an upper and lower respiratory tract rhinovirus infection that was temporally associated with the development of severe pulmonary hypertension is described. Rhinovirus has not previously been associated with pulmonary hypertension. This child developed severe pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular failure, requiring mechanical ventilation, nitric ...
Mehanic Snjezana S Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Center of Sarajevo University , Bosnia and - - 2012
CONFLICT OF INTEREST: none declared. Brucella endocarditis (BE) is a rare but severe and potentially lethal manifestation of brucellosis. Pre-existing valves lesions and prosthetic valves (PV) are favorable for BE. We represent the case of a 46-year-old man who was treated at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Center of ...
Morimae Hirofumi - - 2011
PURPOSE: We conducted this study to compare the cost of open surgical repair (OR) with that of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: Between January 2007 and November 2008, 70 patients underwent open repair and 57 patients underwent EVAR. We evaluated the total cost, including ...
Moriarty James P - - 2011
Economic evaluation remains an understudied aspect of lower extremity vascular reconstructions. This study reviewed the economic-based literature with respect to open and endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease. This systematic review included economic analyses of open and endovascular treatment of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease, including claudication and critical limb ...
Wagner Todd H - - 2011
BACKGROUND: In coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, there is uncertainty about whether the radial artery affects quality of life or costs relative to the saphenous vein. This study compared the cost and quality of life for patients randomized to either radial artery or saphenous vein grafts. METHODS: We analyzed ...
Agrifoglio Marco - - 2011
Pseudoaneurysms of thoracic aorta represent life-threatening complications of cardiac surgery. We present a case report of a patient who underwent urgent aortic valvular replacement with a biological prosthesis and ascending aortic replacement with graft interposition and developed postoperative ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms. The pseudoaneurysms did not increase in the postoperative stay ...
Gatlin Scott W - - 2011
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation is currently being used to treat right ventricular outflow tract obstruction or insufficiency in congenital heart disease. Presumably this alternative to surgical conduit replacement may result in cost savings owing to shorter hospital stays; however, a formal cost comparison has not been undertaken. Total hospital costs ...
Guglin Maya - - 2011
Pulmonary hypertension in heart failure is associated with exercise intolerance and adverse outcomes. With the availability of multiple drugs that cause pulmonary vasodilation and decrease pulmonary arterial pressure, pulmonary hypertension becomes an attractive therapeutic target. Out of several classes of medications, oral phosphodiesterase inhibitors emerge as the most promising in ...
Ticulescu Cristian-Razvan - - 2011
Cardiovascular remodeling in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is responsible for the high mortality found in this condition. A total of 89 consecutive outpatients with stage III CKD and 52 patients with stage II CKD with similar degree of traditional atherosclerotic risk factors underwent routine echocardiographic and carotid Doppler examination, evaluating ...
Schreiber Kristin L - - 2011
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital vascular abnormality found in 0.3% of the general population. We report herein a rare complication involving the accidental insertion of a large bore cannula into the PLSVC during liver transplantation (LT). A 63-yr-old man with primary sclerosing cholangitis presented for ...
De-Giorgio Fabio - - 2011
  Coarctation of the aorta (CA) is diagnosed mainly in pediatric patients, and therapy is conservative if asymptomatic, but surgical treatment is required if advanced arterial hypertension is present. Moderate to severe forms contraindicate any type of physical activity requiring cardiac effort. Here, we describe the first documented death of ...
Koyalakonda Shiva Prasad - - 2011
Aortic valve myxoma is an extremely rare cardiac tumour. We describe a 60-year-old woman found to have an aortic valve myxoma and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) presenting as a stroke. In view of the recurrent cerebral ischaemic events, the aortic valve myxoma was surgically removed and the PFO was ...
Balthazar Jacob José Luiz - - 2011
Cervical aortic arch is a rare anomaly occasionally associated with other cardiovascular abnormalities. We present a case of tortuous left cervical aortic arch associated with hypoplastic transverse arch, coarctation of the aorta, and right brachiocephalic arteries arising below the coarctation and stenotic origin of the left subclavian artery. These multiple ...
Ebeid Makram R - - 2011
Bidirectional Glenn shunt is usually performed in patients with single ventricle in preparation for a total cavo-pulmonary connection. We present a patient born with complex congenital heart disease consisting of single ventricle, pulmonary atresia, non confluent pulmonary arteries and anomalous pulmonary venous return in whom surgical bidirectional Glenn was attempted. ...
Hassan Tamer - - 2011
Background: We present our experience with managing 13 cases of vein of Galen aneurysm with a special focus on endovascular strategies. This clinical review deals with the multivariable clinical presentation of vein of Galen aneurysms and the role of transarterial endovascular treatment. Methods: Thirteen patients diagnosed with vein of Galen ...
Pancholy Samir B - - 2011
Upper extremity venous access provides a safer alternative for performance of right heart catheterization compared to femoral venous access. We describe a technique to access deep veins of the upper extremity, in patients undergoing transradial catheterization, using levophase contrast venography. This technique allows the operator to access deep veins of ...
Delaney Jeffrey W - - 2011
Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations are the most common cerebral arteriovenous malformation in children. Neuro-interventional embolization has improved outcomes with this lesion. An association with cardiac defects has been recognized and can increase the risk of systemic embolic events during treatment. Cardiopulmonary bypass to correct the cardiac defect prior to ...
Klinger James R - - 2011
The long-term effects of endothelin receptor antagonists on pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are not well studied. This post hoc analysis examined changes in pulmonary hemodynamics in a cohort of patients with PAH who underwent follow-up right heart catheterization ...
Dohmen G - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Since Doppler echocardiography takes no account of pressure recovery, the true hemodynamic burden of aortic valve prostheses remains vague. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the methodological error of Doppler gradient estimation by means of a model demonstrating the different influence of aortic root diameters on net ...
Dabbouseh Noura M - - 2011
In arterial dissection, blood may enter the arterial wall through an intimal tear, splitting the arterial wall and activating the coagulation cascade at the site of endothelial damage. Dissection of extracranial and intracranial vessels may lead to ischemic stroke through thromboembolic or hemodynamic mechanisms. Major blunt trauma or rapid acceleration-deceleration ...
Sun Zhonghua - - 2011
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between left coronary bifurcation and dimensional changes and development of coronary artery disease using multislice CT angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 30 patients (18 men, 12 women, mean age, 56 years±8) suspected of coronary artery disease undergoing 64- and 256-slice CT angiography were included in the ...
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