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Robinson Jeffrey C JC Program in Translational Lung Research, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States ; - - 2014
The pathologic hallmark of pulmonary arterial hypertension is pulmonary vascular remodeling - characterized by endothelial cell proliferation, smooth muscle hypertrophy, and perivascular inflammation - ultimately contributing to increased pulmonary arterial pressures. Several recent studies have observed that iron deficiency in patients with various forms of pulmonary arterial hypertension is associated ...
Ayala-Lopez N N Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI - - 2014
The sympathetic nervous system and its neurotransmitter effectors are undeniably important to blood pressure control. We made the novel discovery that perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) contains significant concentrations of catecholamines. We hypothesized that PVAT contains sufficient releasable catecholamines to affect vascular function. HPLC, isometric contractility, immunohistochemistry, whole animal approaches and ...
Winner Marshall W MW 3rd Ohio State University, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Columbus, - - 2014
Iron has been implicated in atherogenesis and plaque destabilization, whereas less is known about iron-related proteins in this disease. We compared ex vivo quantities with in vivo vessel wall T2*, which is a noncontrast magnetic resonance relaxation time that quantitatively shortens with increased tissue iron content. We also tested the hypothesis that ...
Kazemzadeh Gholam Hossein GH From the *Department of Vascular Surgery, and †Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
Chylous reflux is described as the backflow of chyle through the varicose lymphatics with incompetent lymph valves and leakage of the lymph. The valves in the dilated, varicose, tortuous lymph vessels become incompetent, and as a result, the lymph blended with chyle, reflux into the lower limbs or the genitalia. ...
Biscotti Mauer M * Columbia University Medical Center, 177 Fort Washington Ave., New York, NY, 10032, Department of General Surgery ¶ New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center, 177 Fort Washington Ave., New York, NY, 10032, Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine & New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center, 177 Fort Washington Ave., New York, NY, 10032, Department of Cardiothoracic - - 2014
Traumatic injury to the aortic valve is an uncommon clinical entity. Rarer still is transport of such a patient using Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to a specialized ECMO center for definitive repair. We present a case of traumatic rupture of the aortic valve complicated by severe ARDS with inter-hospital transport ...
Yamashita Atsushi A Department of Pathology, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, - - 2014
Inflammation and possibly hypoxia largely affect glucose utilization in atherosclerotic arteries, which could alter many metabolic systems. However, metabolic changes in atherosclerotic plaques remain unknown. The present study aims to identify changes in metabolic systems relative to glucose uptake and hypoxia in rabbit atherosclerotic arteries and cultured macrophages. Macrophage-rich or ...
Denny William J WJ Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research (CABER), Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering and Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, - - 2014
Coronary artery disease results in blockages or narrowing of the artery lumen. Drug eluting stents were developed to replace bare metal stents in an effort to combat re-blocking of the lumen. A key element in determining the therapeutic success of a drug eluting stent is an in-depth understanding of the ...
Dikalova Anna A Dept. of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America ; Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of - - 2014
There is evidence that impairments in nitric oxide (NO) signaling contribute to chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. The L-arginine-NO precursor, L-citrulline, has been shown to ameliorate pulmonary hypertension. Sodium-coupled neutral amino acid transporters (SNATs) are involved in the transport of L-citrulline into pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (PAECs). The functional link between ...
Zimnicka Adriana M AM Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of - - 2014
Pulmonary vascular remodeling and increased arterial wall stiffness are two major causes for the elevated pulmonary vascular resistance and pulmonary arterial pressure in patients and animals with pulmonary hypertension. Cellular copper (Cu) plays an important role in angiogenesis and extracellular matrix remodeling; increased Cu in vascular smooth muscle cells has ...
Wittwer Erica D ED Division of Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2014
The purpose of this case is to describe the complex perioperative management of a 30-year-old woman with congenital heart disease and multiple resternotomies presenting with pulmonary homograft dysfunction and evaluation for percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement. Transvenous, transcatheter Melody valve placement caused left main coronary artery occlusion and cardiogenic shock. An ...
Kloza Monika M Zakład Fizjologii i Patofizjologii Doświadczalnej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w - - 2014
Tętnicze nadciśnienie płucne jest postępującą chorobą, prowadzącą do niewydolności prawej komory serca i przedwczesnej śmierci. Charakteryzuje się podwyższonym ciśnieniem w tętnicy płucnej, zwiększeniem oporu naczyniowego, przebudową naczyń płucnych oraz dysfunkcją śródbłonka. Patomechanizm tej choroby jest wciąż nieznany. Sugeruje się, że dysfunkcja śródbłonka zaburza równowagę między czynnikami wazodylatacyjnymi a wazokonstrykcyjnymi, w ...
Wu Chao C State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fu Wai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, - - 2013
To overcome the drawbacks of permanent stents, biodegradable stents have been studied in recent years. The bioabsorbable polymer vascular scaffold (BVS) was the first bioabsorbable stent to undergo clinical trials, demonstrating safety and feasibility in the ABSORB studies. Iron can potentially serve as the biomaterial for biodegradable stents. This study ...
Sommer Karsten - - 2013
Myocardial blood flow (MBF) quantification using contrast-enhanced first-pass magnetic resonance imaging relies on the precise knowledge of the arterial input function (AIF). Due to vascular transport processes, however, the shape of the AIF may change from the left ventricle where the AIF is measured to the myocardium. We employed computational ...
Kenjeres Sasa - - 2014
A high concentration of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is recognized as one of the principal risk factors for development of atherosclerosis. This paper reports on modelling and simulations of the coupled mass (LDL concentration) and momentum transport through the arterial lumen and the multi-layered arterial wall of an anatomically realistic carotid ...
Denny William J - - 2013
Coronary artery disease results in blockages or narrowing of the artery lumen. Drug eluting stents (DES) were developed to replace bare metal stents in an effort to combat re-blocking of the diseased artery following treatment. The numerical models developed within this study focus on representing the changing trends of drug ...
Corrales-Medina Fernando F - - 2013
Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis is a rare condition presenting with a wide spectrum of nonspecific symptoms that can make early diagnosis difficult. Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis has been associated with various etiologies. Iron deficiency anemia associated with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis in teenagers is rare. We present a teenage patient with complete thrombosis ...
Vincent P E - - 2013
Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes. It is thereby the leading cause of death in the Western world, and it places a significant financial burden on health care systems. There is evidence that complex, multi-scale arterial mass transport processes play a key role in the ...
Carr Ian A - - 2013
While it is intuitively clear that aortic anatomy and embolus size could be important determinants for cardiogenic embolic stroke risk and stroke location, few data exist confirming or characterizing this hypothesis. The objective of this study is to use medical imaging and computational modeling to better understand if aortic anatomy ...
Nadlonek Nicole A NA Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, - - 2013
The aortic valve interstitial cell (AVIC) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of calcific aortic stenosis. When appropriately stimulated, AVICs undergo a phenotypic change from that of a myofibroblast to that of a bone-forming-like cell. An elevated blood level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a clinical risk factor for ...
Saad Rasheed A - - 2013
Heyde syndrome (the combination of iron deficiency anemia and aortic stenosis) has been a controversial entity. The proposed mechanisms between aortic valve disease and iron deficiency anemia are examined in this article along with impact valve replacement on iron deficiency anemia.
Fernández-Hernando Carlos C Department of Medicine, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology and the Marc and Ruti Bell Vascular Biology and Disease Program, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA. - - 2013
Reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is the pathway by which cholesterol accumulated in peripheral tissues, including the artery wall, is transported to the liver for excretion. There is strong evidence suggesting that interventions that increase macrophage cholesterol efflux and RCT would be antiatherogenic. In this issue of the JCI, Martel et ...
Bäck Magnus - - 2013
The biomechanical factors that result from the hemodynamic load on the cardiovascular system are a common denominator of several vascular pathologies. Thickening and calcification of the aortic valve will lead to reduced opening and the development of left ventricular outflow obstruction, referred to as aortic valve stenosis. The most common ...
Türkmen Nursel - - 2013
Barotraumas and decompression sickness are the two most well-known complications of diving. First presented case was 32 year-old male with recreational diver, who was found floating prone position on the bottom of sea in a depth of 33 m. He had been carried to the surface in a controlled ascent. ...
Denny William J - - 2012
The development and use of drug eluting stents has brought about significant improvements in reducing in-stent restenosis, however, their long term presence in the artery is still under examination due to restenosis reoccurring. Current studies focus mainly on stent design, coatings and deployment techniques but few studies address the issue ...
Keyes Joseph T JT Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 85721, - - 2013
Arterial wall mass transport properties dictate local distribution of biomolecules or locally delivered dugs. Knowing how these properties vary between coronary artery locations could provide insight into how therapy efficacy is altered between arterial locations. We introduced an indocarbocyanine drug surrogate to the lumens of left anterior descending and right ...
Feng Qimao - - 2012
A bio-corrodible nitrided iron stent was developed using a vacuum plasma nitriding technique. In the nitrided iron stents, the tensile strength, radial strength, stiffness and in vitro electrochemical corrosion rate were significantly increased compared with those of the control pure iron stent. To evaluate its performance in vivo, the deployment ...
Behnke Bradley J BJ Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8205, - - 2013
Following exposure to microgravity, there is a reduced ability of astronauts to augment peripheral vascular resistance, often resulting in orthostatic hypotension. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that mesenteric arteries and veins will exhibit diminished vasoconstrictor responses after spaceflight. Mesenteric arteries and veins from female mice ...
Keyes Joseph T JT Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Engineering 1657 E Helen St, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. - - 2013
Understanding coronary artery mass transport allows researchers to better comprehend how drugs or proteins move through, and deposit into, the arterial wall. Characterizing how the convective component of transport changes based on arterial location could be useful to better understand how molecules distribute in different locations in the coronary vasculature. ...
Ellis Harold - - 2012
In the German surgical journal Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie of 1881, Richard von Volkmann wrote; 'The paralyses and contractures that follow tightly applied bandages, chiefly in the forearm and hand, and less often in the lower extremity, are to be viewed as ischemic. They arise from the arterial supply being interrupted ...
Storck Elisabeth M - - 2012
Rho proteins, best known for their regulatory role in actin dynamics, stimulate a variety of processes important in the control of vascular function, including morphogenesis, migration, cell proliferation and adhesion, cell survival, gene expression, vesicle transport and microparticle formation. Rho GTPases have been implicated in several pulmonary vascular pathologies. Here ...
Bazigou Eleni - - 2013
The efficient transport of blood and lymph relies on competent intraluminal valves that ensure unidirectional fluid flow through the vessels. In the lymphatic vessels, lack of luminal valves causes reflux of lymph and can lead to lymphedema, while dysfunction of venous valves is associated with venous hypertension, varicose veins, and ...
Wong Chi-Ming - - 2012
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. Because iron is an important regulator of ROS biology, this study examined the effects of iron chelation on the development of pulmonary vascular remodeling. The administration of an iron chelator, deferoxamine, to rats prevented chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary ...
Shimoda Larissa A - - 2012
When exposed to chronic hypoxia (CH), the pulmonary circulation responds with enhanced contraction and vascular remodeling, resulting in elevated pulmonary arterial pressures. Our work has identified CH-induced alterations in the expression and activity of several ion channels and transporters in pulmonary vascular smooth muscle that contribute to the development of ...
Celik Ahmet - - 2012
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tenascin-C levels in severe rheumatic mitral stenosis before and after percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV). Subjects and Methods: Forty patients with severe mitral stenosis requiring PMBV and 20 age-matched healthy subjects were included in the study. The mitral valve areas, ...
Arzani Amirhossein - - 2012
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by disturbed blood flow patterns that are hypothesized to contribute to disease progression. The transport topology in six patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysms was studied. Velocity data were obtained by image-based computational fluid dynamics modeling, with magnetic resonance imaging providing the necessary simulation parameters. Finite-time ...
López José Carlos - - 2012
ABSTRACT: A 72-year-old white woman was admitted to the hospital for mitral valve replacement with a metallic valve. A few days after surgery, the patient experienced a sudden cardiac arrest and died because of the intrapleural rupture of a pulmonary arteriovenous fistula.
Anwar M A - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an established tool for metabolic profiling of tissues or biofluids with utility in identifying disease biomarkers and changes in enzymatic or gene expression. This pilot study aims to compare the metabolic profiles of intact varicose and non-varicose vein tissue via magic angle spinning ...
Hao Qing - - 2012
PURPOSE: Angiography is commonly used during endovascular procedures to navigate catheters into a target artery and for evaluation of the arterial luminal geometry. X-ray attenuating contrast material is injected into the arteries and transported into pathologies such as aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations. Images of the transported contrast are used to ...
Chen Shao-Liang - - 2012
Fluid dynamic mechanisms attributed to coronary bifurcation lesions remain a subject of study. The present study aimed at investigating the hemodynamic change of wall shear stress (WSS) in patients with coronary bifurcation lesions treated by double kissing (DK) crush or one-stent with final kissing balloon inflation (FKBI). Eighty-one patients with ...
Lian Kevin - - 2012
Purpose: To compare North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET) stenosis values and NASCET grade categorization (mild, moderate, severe) of semi-automated vessel analysis software versus manual measurements on computed tomography angiography (CTA). Methods: There were four observers. Two independently analyzed 81 carotid artery CTAs using semi-automated vessel analysis software according ...
Ando Hitoshi - - 2012
An 84-year-old-man was admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery for a sudden episode of fainting. Brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated no fresh lesions. Anorexia, fever and elevation of C-reactive protein and creatine phosphokinase were observed, and the patient was transferred to the Department of Internal Medicine for ...
Kuwahara Motohisa - - 2010
We present a rare case of solitary pulmonary papillary adenoma. A man consulted our hospital because of abnormal chest radiography finding. Chest computed tomography demonstrated a well-defined, homogeneous nodular shadow 11 mm in size at the left lower lobe. The previous physician had considered it to be an old benign ...
Tarasów Eugeniusz - - 2010
In MR spectroscopy, we evaluated cerebral metabolic changes in patients 2-4 years after clipping or endovascular therapy of intracranial aneurysms. MATERIAL/METODHS: A prospective study was conducted in 36 patients after SAH, treated surgically (n=23) or by endovascular embolisation (n=13). Control group consisted of 20 healthy volunteers. The clinical evaluation was ...
Frechen D - - 2010
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS: A 53-year-old woman presented with recurrent episodes of cough and non-specific pulmonary symptoms. For many years she had been known to have primary biliary cirrhosis. INVESTIGATIONS: The chest X-ray showed multiple pulmonary nodules. Microbiological examination did not detect any pathogen and transbronchial biopsy of the pulmonary ...
Jayalakshmi T K - - 2010
A case of unilateral re-expansion pulmonary oedema in a chronic pneumothorax is presented. The patient had a longstanding left-sided pneumothorax. Intercostal drainage tube was inserted following which the patient developed severe hypotension and respiratory failure. Chest radiograph (postero-anterior view) showed partial lung expansion with unilateral pulmonary oedema. The patient responded ...
Lien Chi-Tun - - 2010
Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma (PHG) is a rare disease characterized by multiple bilateral pulmonary nodules of uncertain etiology. We describe a 71-year-old female patient with thyroid papillary carcinoma in whom bilateral pulmonary nodules were found during a routine chest radiography examination. Subsequent fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan gave the impression ...
Agostini Marco - - 2010
: To check the efficacy of a reverse thermosensitive gel (poloxamer P407) for intracoronary shunt sealing in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery to stop residual bleeding from the shunt and avoid the use of blowers. : Nineteen coronary anastomoses were performed on five patients who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass ...
Poujade O - - 2010
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease defined as a primary benign uterine tumor with "metastatic" lesions preferentially occurring in the lung, pelvis and lymph nodes. There are few reports about local recurrence after initial surgery. We report a case of a BML with local recurrence and metastasis growing ...
Martin Thomas - - 2010
This case illustrates that d-dimer is elevated in patients with acute aortic dissection. A 49-year-old woman presented with central, crushing chest pain exacerbated on inspiration. The chest pain was associated with right-leg numbness and pain, although peripheral pulses and blood pressures were normal. Routine bloods demonstrated an elevated d-dimer with ...
Nishi K - - 2010
A 57-year old female civilian was suffocated by an intruder The victim (experienced severe dyspnoea) but violently resisted the assault. Two hours after this event, on admission to a Trauma Centre, she demonstrated left facial swelling with low percutaneous oxygen saturation. Chest X-ray and computed tomography demonstrated pulmonary oedema. This ...
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