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Ca┼čkurlu Turhan - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The diameters of the veins in the pampiniform plexus have been used to diagnose subclinical varicocele. But there are many cutoff points and some controversies about the diagnosis. These cause difficulty in the evaluation of the results of epidemiological and clinical studies. Our aim is to establish the reliability ...
Adams Ralf H - - 2003
Recent research has demonstrated that not only haemodynamic factors but also genetic programmes control arterial-venous cell fate and blood vessel identity. The identification of arteries and veins was previously based solely on morphological criteria and is now greatly facilitated by specific molecular markers. Moreover, signalling pathways controlling the arterial-venous decision ...
Nizankowska-Mogilnicka E - - 2003
Frequently an inherited predisposition to thrombosis remains clinically silent until an additional environmental factor intervenes. The present study aimed to assess distribution of inherited risk factors of venous thrombosis in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). The prevalences of factor V Leiden (FV Leiden), prothrombin factor II G20210A (FII G20210A), C677T ...
Wang Min - - 2003
1 We investigated the adrenergic mechanisms of the two venous systems that drain the nasal mucosa, thereby their exact role in eliciting nasal decongestion. The action of endogenously released noradrenaline and exogenous adrenergic agonists on different segments of the nasal venous systems, i.e. collecting (LCV, SCV) and outflow (SPV) veins ...
Nelson E A - - 2003
It is estimated that people in industrialised countries have a 1% chance of suffering from a leg ulcer at some time in their life. The majority of leg ulcers are associated with circulation problems; poor blood return in the veins causes venous ulcers (around 70% of ulcers) and poor blood ...
Gasparis Antonios P - - 2002
The reperfusion of an ischemic limb in the absence of suitable target artery remains a formidable task. The authors report a case of an ischemic limb in patient whose distal arteries were identified intraoperatively as unsuitable for conventional revascularization. A distal arteriovenous fistula was created between the already arterialized in ...
San Millán Ruíz Diego - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Passing from the supine to the upright position favors cerebral venous outflow into vertebral venous systems rather than into the internal jugular veins. We sought to determine venous connections between dural venous sinuses of the posterior cranial fossa and craniocervical vertebral venous systems. METHODS: Corrosion casts of ...
Ezzine Samia - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Mivacurium and isomers undergo rapid hydrolysis by plasma cholinesterase. As this enzyme is largely distributed, it cannot be excluded that these isomers might undergo peripheral elimination. This hypothesis was investigated in patients by measuring the difference between arterial and venous concentrations under a constant-rate continuous infusion of mivacurium. METHODS: ...
Watts R - - 2002
Fast arterial-venous transit in the carotid arteries requires accurate, reliable timing of the acquisition to the bolus transit to maximize arterial signal and minimize venous artifacts. The rising edge of the bolus is not utilized in conventional elliptical-centric view-ordering because the critical k-space center must be acquired with full arterial ...
Wang Yi - - 2002
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the phenomena and causes for undesired venous signal in the distal station of bolus chase 3D MRA. METHODS: Consecutive patients (in 8 months) undergoing peripheral MRA consisting of 2D projection MRA of the tibial trifurcation and 3D bolus chase MRA were retrospectively evaluated. Venous contamination ...
Petitou Maurice - - 2002
Fondaparinux (Arixtra), a synthetic pentasaccharide, is the first in a new class of antithrombotic agents that selectively inhibit coagulation factor Xa. In vitro experiments demonstrated that it is a selective inhibitor of factor Xa. In plasma, fondaparinux selectively binds to antithrombin, catalyzes factor Xa inhibition, and thereby inhibits thrombin generation. ...
Coughlin P A - - 2002
Unlike arterial disease, most vascular surgeons have very little experience in performing bypass procedures for venous obstruction especially when occurring in children. Given the lack of published literature when compared to arterial procedures, we report a successful venous crossover procedure following iatrogenic injury and subsequent occlusion of the right common ...
Sekhar Laligam N - - 2002
Although cerebral veins and venous sinuses are very important to the neurosurgeon, they have received adequate attention only recently. The consequences of cerebral venous occlusion are well known. When the venous outflow is compromised due to a lack of adequate collateral circulation, venous infarction follows, with swelling, haemorrhage and neuronal ...
Barton Jennifer - - 2002
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ability of PhotoPoint photodynamic therapy (PDT) to suppress venous anastomotic intimal hyperplasia (IH) in a canine prosthetic arteriovenous graft (AVG) model. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Bilateral femoral AVGs were placed in 12 mongrel dogs. PhotoPoint PDT was optimized by treating venous anastomoses with a fixed dose of ...
Johnson Sue - - 2002
Graduated compression therapy is the recognised gold standard for the treatment of venous ulcers, usually in the form of four-layer bandaging. Unfortunately with some patients the bulkiness of the bandages leads to non-compliance. An alternative to bandaging could be the use of below-knee graduated compression hosiery. This article will review ...
Brew S S National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, - - 2002
Dural arteriovenous shunts (DAVS) occur within the walls of dural venous sinuses or their tributaries. They may be related to previous episodes of sinus thrombosis. The presence of impediments to venous outflow results in venous congestion, predisposing to haemorrhage and cerebral parenchymal damage. Cerebral venous congestion is an indication for ...
Gelfand Eli V - - 2002
This venous thromboembolism guidebook incorporates evolving contemporary concepts in diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) into a user-friendly menu. The purpose of this document is to provide a literature-based review of the current clinical approach to venous thromboembolism and up-to-date references for further study ...
Lee Paul - - 2002
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) leads to venous ulcers in later life. Venous ulcers are the majority of chronic lower extremity wounds. Recent evidence suggests that hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for venous thrombosis. Other evidence suggests that dietary supplementation with folic acids and vitamins helps to change hyperhomocysteinemia. This ...
Peterson A M - - 2002
Detection of a venous angioma at the root entry zone is important for surgical planning, so that the neurosurgeon will be aware that both veins and arteries may require microvascular decompression. In selected cases, alternative treatment may be indicated to avoid the potential surgical complication of a venous infarct. Trigeminal ...
Kelly Anne-Maree - - 2002
This prospective study of patients with acute respiratory illness or potential ventilatory compromise compared pCO(2) and pH on an arterial and a venous blood sample with the aims of determining whether venous pH and pCO(2) can replace arterial values in the management of patients with acute respiratory disease and to ...
García-Rinaldi Raúl - - 2002
We implanted cryopreserved allograft monocusp patches made from cadaveric pulmonary arteries to correct nonthrombotic valvular insufficiency of the common femoral vein in patients with chronic venous ulcers. Thirty-eight patients with 40 ulcers of longer than 3 years' duration underwent valvular repair of the common femoral vein from September 1995 through ...
Zhong T P - - 2001
Arteries and veins are morphologically, functionally and molecularly very different, but how this distinction is established during vasculogenesis is unknown. Here we show, by lineage tracking in zebrafish embryos, that angioblast precursors for the trunk artery and vein are spatially mixed in the lateral posterior mesoderm. Progeny of each angioblast, ...
Doepp F - - 2001
Removal of the internal jugular vein (IJV) in unilateral radical neck dissection (rND) necessitates redirection of cerebrovenous blood to collateral pathways. If adaptation is insufficient, neurologic sequelae develop that are due to impaired venous drainage and increased intracranial pressure. The authors studied venous hemodynamic effects of unilateral rND using Doppler ...
Aharinejad S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: Class 6 chronic venous stasis is associated with abnormal venous hemodynamics and ulceration. Ulcers primarily occur over bones and tendon prominences but very rarely over muscular compartments. We hypothesized that the anatomical distribution of venous stasis ulcers in the lower extremity is related to a lower density of venous ...
Lawson N D - - 2001
Recent evidence indicates that acquisition of artery or vein identity during vascular development is governed, in part, by genetic mechanisms. The artery-specific expression of a number of Notch signaling genes in mouse and zebrafish suggests that this pathway may play a role in arterial-venous cell fate determination during vascular development. ...
Brew S S Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital; London - - - 2001
The vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a high flow arteriovenous shunt at the choroidal level. In the neonatal period, it typically presents with cardiac failure. Venous stenoses, occlusions and anomalies are often present. In the absence of adequate venous outflow pathways, severe, irreversible cerebral parenchymal damage may occur ...
Kelly A M - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the extent of correlation of arterial and venous pH with a view to identifying whether venous samples can be used as an alternative to arterial values in the clinical management of selected patients in the emergency department. METHODS: This prospective study of patients who ...
Engelke C - - 2001
Approximately 14%-20% of patients with critical lower limb ischemia are unsuited for distal arterial reconstruction and face major distal amputation. Distal venous arterialization is a unique procedure in which the venous bed is used as an alternative conduit for perfusion of peripheral tissues. Eighteen patients with stage IV Fontaine critical ...
Schultz-Ehrenburg U - - 2001
The paper presents recent advances in photoplethysmography (PPG) and the role played by PPG in the noninvasive diagnostics of venous and arterial disease. The technical principles of the new self-calibrating photoplethysmographs are explained. These units allow a quantitative evaluation of all measurement data (e.g. time values, amplitudes, flow rates, blood ...
Rentsch K M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: In Switzerland, medical prescription of heroin (diacetylmorphine) is currently being evaluated as a treatment option for heavily dependent addicts. Therefore the diacetylmorphine pharmacokinetics in opioid-addicted patients was studied. METHODS: Three different diacetylmorphine doses (up to 210 mg) and 20 mg deuterium-labeled morphine (morphine-d3) were administered intravenously to 8 heroin-addicted ...
Talbi M - - 2001
The authors present a case of successful replantation of a totally avulsed ear in a 37-year-old patient, using a termino-terminal arterial anastomosis on the superficial temporal artery. As no suitable vein could be identified in the amputated part, they relied on leech therapy and systemic anticoagulation for venous drainage. Despite ...
Manspeizer H E - - 2001
The Thrombelastograph (TEG; Haemoscope Corp., Skokie, IL) coagulation analyzer is an effective point-of-care monitor for routine clinical practice and clinical research. Prior investigators have used either arterial or venous samples of blood for TEG measurements. We conducted this prospective cohort study to determine potential differences in TEG variables between arterial ...
Vellar I D - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Although there have been many studies of the arterial supply of the biliary system, attempts to study the corresponding venous drainage have been few and all have been incomplete. The purpose of the present investigation is to describe the anatomy of the venous drainage of both the intrahepatic and ...
Bracamonte M P - - 2001
Mechanisms by which estrogen reduces the risk of arterial disease, while simultaneously increasing the risk of venous thrombosis in postmenopausal women, are not clearly understood. In addition to providing beneficial arterial effects on the lipid profile, estrogen both increases production of nitric oxide and decreases production of endothelin-1 from arterial ...
Perrier A - - 2001
Suspected acute venous thromboembolism is a frequent and challenging clinical problem. Phlebography and pulmonary angiography are costly and invasive and, hence, ill-suited for diagnosing a disease present in only 20% of patients in whom it is suspected. Novel noninvasive instruments, such as plasma D-dimer measurement, lower limb compression ultrasonography and ...
Nakagawa M - - 2001
An intraoperative arterial stimulation, venous sampling method was recently used for resection of insulinoma. In using this technique, some anesthetic concerns complicate the usual management of insulinoma. We suggest methods for solving these problems.
Heinemann M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Development of systemic venous collaterals after Glenn or Fontan procedures can lead to systemic desaturation and reduction in ventricular function, resulting in impaired everyday performance in patients with univentricular heart disease. METHODS: We analyzed 79 patients who had undergone a Glenn or Fontan procedure between 1995 and 1999 for ...
Olivares J L - - 2001
An 8-year-old male presented with a mass in the left supraclavicular region first noted 3 months earlier and which gradually became more prominent. Ultrasound showed a lobular, well-delineated hypoechoic lesion which increased in size on Valsalva manoeuvre. Doppler waveform analysis suggested a slow flow vascular lesion. Venography showed a saccular, ...
Stoney C M - - 2001
Arterialized and venous blood was compared to determine if the arterialization procedure enhances the detection of stress-related changes in catecholamines. Lipid and hematologic measures were also compared for possible distortion by arterialization. Fifteen men completed two stressors. Indwelling venous catheters were placed retrograde in each hand, and the right hand ...
Akyürek M - - 2001
The authors describe a case of microvascular ear replantation with repair of the artery only and medicinal leech therapy that survived for 14 days but ultimately failed as a result of the absence of development of venous channels between the replant and the recipient bed. A 35-year-old man presented with ...
Kato H - - 2001
We report a case in which venous occlusion occurred after fibular osteocutaneous flap transfer for open tibial fracture. The flap was salvaged using an external venous shunt. The shunt consisted of a Teflon catheter for intravenous infusion, a three-way stopcock, a urokinase-immobilised catheter and a pressurising bag for arterial-pressure monitoring. ...
Stack S P - - 2001
Primary hyperaldosteronism is a potential cause of hypertension. Unilateral adrenal adenoma and bilateral adrenal cortical hyperplasia are the most common causes of primary hyperaldosteronism. Adrenal venous sampling is employed as the gold standard test to differentiate between these two different causes when the results of other studies in the work-up ...
Allan P L - - 2001
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is responsible for significant morbidity and health expenditure. Doppler ultrasound techniques provide a noninvasive method for identifying structural and functional abnormalities associated with CVI; this information then allows treatment options to be considered. Ultrasound allows clear identification of specific venous segments and provides information on the ...
Gale N W - - 2001
The Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their membrane-tethered ephrin ligands provide critical guidance cues at points of cell-to-cell contact. It has recently been reported that the ephrin-B2 ligand is a molecular marker for the arterial endothelium at the earliest stages of embryonic angiogenesis, while its receptor EphB4 reciprocally marks the ...
Shin D - - 2001
The transmembrane ligand ephrinB2 and its receptor tyrosine kinase EphB4 are molecular markers of embryonic arterial and venous endothelial cells, respectively, and are essential for angiogenesis. Here we show that expression of ephrinB2 persists in adult arteries where it extends into some of the smallest diameter microvessels, challenging the classical ...
Pozarny E - - 2001
Clinically, a venous aneurysm is seen as a nonpulsatile mass with shrinkage upon elevation and enlargement with dependency. Confirmation of the diagnosis is best made by venography. In the case presented here of a rare aneurysm of the dorsal venous arch, the diagnosis of venous aneurysm was based on the ...
Berbero─člu M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The corona mortis is defined as the vascular connections between the obturator and external iliac systems. While detailed information on the arterial anastomoses in corona mortis is available, a complete description of the venous system is lacking. Although the tiny anastomoses behind the pubic symphysis between the obturator and ...
Catalano C - - 2001
While reports of venous calcifications are scarce, vascular calcifications frequently occur in the arteries of uraemic patients. Venous calcification of an aged arterious-venous (a-v) fistula in a young patient with a long-standing history of hyperparathyroidism was detected on a forearm X-ray. Risk factors for vascular calcifications are still under debate, ...
Sencer A - - 2001
This case involved a 26-month-old boy who had recurrent hemorrhagic venous infarction caused by venous sinus occlusion. Distension and enlargement of the cavum septi pellucidi (CSP) and cavum vergae (CV), along with hydrocephalus, was detected during the course of the disease and was observed to regress together with resolution of ...
Flis V - - 2001
Although the presence of arteriovenous communications in patients with chronic venous ulcers has been confirmed in several studies, their role in the pathogenesis of venous ulcers is still uncertain. They possibly do play an important role in the aetiology of chronic venous insufficiency. There is also substantial evidence to suggest ...
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