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Zeina Abdel-Rauf AR Department of Radiology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, P.O.B. 169, 38100, Hadera, Israel, - - 2014
Isolated spontaneous dissection of the celiac trunk or superior mesenteric artery is rarely considered in patients with acute abdominal pain. However, with advances in computed tomography (CT) technology, more cases are being detected. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical manifestation and the classical CT features of ...
Zanaty Mario M From the Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia, PA (M.Z., N.C., G.B., M.P.S., E.W.S., N.A., S.I.T., R.H.R., P.J.); Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (R.M.S.); and Department of Neurosurgery, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City - - 2014
Several endovascular treatment options are available for cavernous carotid aneurysms. We compared pipeline embolization device (PED) versus conventional endovascular treatment in terms of evolution of mass effect, complications, recurrence, and retreatment rate. One hundred fifty-seven patients harboring 167 cavernous carotid aneurysms were treated using PED placement, coiling, stent-assisted coiling, and ...
Fruchter Oren O The Pulmonary Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel - - 2014
Bronchial artery angiography with embolization has become a mainstay in the treatment of massive hemoptysis. Whereas the immediate success rate is high, the reported long-term success rate varies widely among different groups. We aimed to explore the long-term outcome and clinical predictors associated with recurrent bleeding following bronchial artery embolization. ...
Saha Kamales Kumar KK Private practice in multiple private hospitals in Mumbai, India Fortis SL Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, India MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai, - - 2014
Off-pump coronary artery bypass techniques have evolved in the past decade, but there are some concerns about hemodynamic decompensation requiring conversion to cardiopulmonary bypass. These conversions are associated with higher morbidity and mortality. We use an intraaortic balloon pump to treat ischemia-induced hemodynamic instability and arrhythmias during off-pump coronary artery ...
Dworakowski Rafal R Kings College Hospital, London, - - 2014
The aim of the current study was to identify predictors of paraprosthetic aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and examine its influence on short/medium-term mortality using the UK TAVI Registry. TAVI is an effective treatment for high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), but paraprosthetic AR ...
Suh Ga-Young GY Departments of Surgery. Electronic address: - - 2014
To quantify aortic arch geometry and in vivo cardiac-induced and respiratory-induced arch translations and arch branch angulations using three-dimensional geometric modeling techniques. Scanning with electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography angiography during inspiratory and expiratory breath holds was performed in 15 patients (age, 64 y ± 14) with thoracic aortic aneurysms or dissections. ...
Lucena C M CM 1] Pneumology Department, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain [2] Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, - - 2014
Pulmonary complications are common and often lethal in hematopoietic SCT recipients. The objective of this prospective interventional study was to evaluate the etiology, diagnostic procedures, risk factors and outcome of pulmonary complications in a cohort of hematopoietic SCT recipients followed up for 1 year. For patients suffering from a pulmonary ...
Di Minno Giovanni G Department of Clinical Mediine and Surgery, Università degli Studi di Napoli , Naples , - - 2014
In the peripheral arteries, a thrombus superimposed on atherosclerosis contributes to the progression of peripheral artery disease (PAD), producing intermittent claudication (IC), ischemic necrosis, and, potentially, loss of the limb. PAD with IC is often undiagnosed and, in turn, undertreated. The low percentage of diagnosis (∼30%) in this setting of ...
Bowers Christian A CA Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United - - 2014
Object Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitors are effective at treating certain inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. They are generally safe; potential adverse events include infections (bacterial, fungal, and viral), congestive heart failure exacerbations, and the potential for demyelinating diseases and possibly certain malignancies. We present the first documented case of fungal internal ...
Benhamou Ygal Y Department of Pharmacology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France; Department of Internal Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France; Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) U1096, Rouen, France; University of Rouen, Institute for Research and Innovation in Biomedicine, Rouen, France; Centre d'Investigation Clinique (CIC-CRB)-INSERM 1404, Rouen, - - 2014
Objective. To assess the role of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in antiphospholipid antibody (aPL)-mediated vascular abnormalities in patients with primary arterial antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Methods. Forty eight subjects participated in the study. Arterial function and structure and TLR pathway activation were determined in primary arterial APS patients and frequency-matched controls. The ...
Galambos Csaba C Department of Pathology, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA Pediatric Heart Lung Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, - - 2014
Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a lethal neonatal lung disease characterised by severe pulmonary hypertension, abnormal vasculature and intractable hypoxaemia. Mechanisms linking abnormal lung vasculature with severe hypoxaemia in ACD/MPV are unknown. We investigated whether bronchopulmonary anastomoses form right-to-left shunt pathways in ACD/MVP. We studied ...
Kühn Anna Luisa AL Division of Neuroimaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology and New England Center for Stroke Research, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Anterior circulation perforating artery aneurysms including anterior choroidal artery and lenticulostriate artery aneurysms are rare. Injury to these vessels can lead to severe debilitating symptoms. To present a new approach to treatment using flow diversion technology. Patients treated with a Pipeline embolization device (PED) for perforator artery aneurysms at our ...
Cho Young Dae YD Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Stent-assisted embolization is sometimes limited in wide-necked aneurysms involving the acute-angled origins of tortuous branching arteries, and occasionally, Y-shaped stenting is required to remedy the sweeping effects of a broad aneurysmal neck on arterial branches. Described herein is a modified stent-assisted coil embolization technique entailing strategic placement of far proximal ...
Nili Nafiseh N Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Aims: Patients with symptomatic chronic total occlusions (CTO) remain a therapeutic challenge. Enhancement of intraluminal neovascularisation by pro-angiogenic therapies has been proposed as a new strategy to improve percutaneous revascularisation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of intraluminal injection of bone marrow-derived cells (BMC) into experimental ...
Tykocki Tomasz T Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sobieskiego Street, 02-957, Warsaw, Poland, - - 2014
Intracranial aneurysms (IAs) located in the posterior circulation are considered to have higher annual bleed rates than those in the anterior circulation. The aim of the study was to compare the morphometric factors differentiating between IAs located in the anterior and posterior cerebral circulation. A total number of 254 IAs ...
Ho Guan-Jin GJ Department of Surgery, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, - - 2014
Adiponectin is a fat-derived hormone produced and secreted exclusively by adipocytes that have anti-atherosclerotic effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between fasting serum adiponectin levels and arterial stiffness among kidney transplant (KT) patients. Fasting blood samples were obtained from 69 KT patients. Brachial-ankle pulse wave ...
Assi Roland R Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiac Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, - - 2014
Despite its potential advantages, the right internal thoracic artery (RITA) is used as a conduit in only 4% of coronary revascularizations. To broaden its application, we frequently use the RITA as a free graft. In this study, we review our experience with the RITA as an in situ and free ...
Cho In-Jeong IJ aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital bSeverance Biomedical Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of Korea and Departments of cRadiology dMedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, - - 2014
Studies on the relationship between coronary artery calcium and aortic diameter are scarce. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the correlation between coronary artery calcium score (CACS) and maximal thoracic and abdominal aortic diameters in a population of elderly (>65 years) male hypertensive patients at high risk ...
Zhang Yongxue Y Division of Vascular Surgery, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; Military Institute of Vascular Disease, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
In this study we aimed to report on the midterm outcome of multiple overlapping uncovered stents in the treatment of peripheral and visceral aneurysms, and analyze the possible factors affecting the treatment efficacy. Data of patients who were regularly followed up over 24 months were retrospectively reviewed. Descriptive statistics were applied ...
Matsumoto Takuya T Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashiku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan, - - 2014
Endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) is sometimes not performed in accordance with the instructions for use (IFU) of the endoprosthesis ("off-label use"). We investigated whether the off-label use of the endograft affected the outcomes of EVAR. Demographic, anatomical, intraoperative and follow-up data on 100 patients in whom ...
Van Strijen M M Department of Interventional Radiology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands - - - 2014
Endovascular aneurysm management (EVAR) is hampered by persistent arterial blood flow in the aneurysm sac after treatment, known as endoleak (EL). Type 2 EL consist of blood flow from one or more aortic branch vessels; they only require treatment when the aneurysm sac fails to shrink. Post-EVAR follow up is ...
Pahl Felix Hendrik FH Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual de São - - 2014
Subarachnoid hemorrhage following intracranial aneurysmal rupture is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Several factors may affect the probability of rupture, such as tobacco and alcohol use; size, shape, and location of the aneurysm; presence of intraluminal thrombus; and even the sex of the patient. However, few data correlate ...
McLucas Bruce B Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine , Los Angeles, CA , - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolization combined with endoscopic myomectomy. Material and methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients (n = 125) who underwent myomectomy concurrent with embolization within one month. We assessed two groups: 1) uterine artery embolization followed by hysteroscopic ...
Kumamaru Kanako K KK Applied Imaging Science Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
-ACCF/SCCT/ACR/AHA/ASE/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SCMR 2010 Appropriate Use Criteria for cardiac CT (AUC2010) does not incorporate prior Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) results in the appropriateness of a CCTA examination. The purpose of this study is to explore the criteria for forgoing repeat CCTA among patients with clinical scenarios suggesting CCTA as "appropriate" after prior ...
Jánosi Rolf Alexander RA West-German Heart Center Essen, Department of Cardiology, Frankfurt, - - 2014
Objectives - This study analyzed the mechanism and risk factors of thoracic aortic aneurysm expansion due to late distal stent graft-induced new entry (dSINE). Background - This late complication of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) for aortic dissection is under-recognized but potentially life-threatening. Methods - In 142 patients who underwent ...
Hornung Marius M CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Frankfurt, - - 2014
Aims: To assess the use of proximal protection devices in consecutive patients as the preferred means of cerebral embolic protection for primary carotid stenting. Methods and results: This was a prospective single-centre study to evaluate the technical and clinical success of proximal protection devices as the first choice for embolic ...
Adir Yochai Y aPulmonary Division, Faculty of Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, The Technion, Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel bU.O. di Pneumologia e UTIR, Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria e di Emodinamica Polmonare, Ospedale San Giuseppe MultiMedica, Milan, - - 2014
Severe pulmonary hypertension worsens the prognosis of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). With the aim of better understanding the pathogenesis of this event and identifying the possible targets for therapeutic intervention, a great deal of clinical and translational research is now focused on ...
Gordon Perue Gillian L GL Department of Neurology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, - - 2014
Vertebral artery origin stenosis is an important etiology for stroke in the posterior circulation. Data from the Oxford Vascular Study and New England Registry show a prevalence of vertebral artery origin disease of 26-32%. These populations are largely comprised of Caucasians. The prevalence of vertebral artery origin disease in multirace-ethnic ...
Dalili Mohammad M Department of Pediatric Cardiology,Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center,Iran University of Medical - - 2014
Vascular obstruction is one of the complications of radiofrequency ablation. Following our previous report on the use of radiofrequency energy for vascular closure in an animal model in this journal, we herein present the first ever in-human report. Patient and method The patient was a 3-year-old boy, who received a ...
Lather Navneet N Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA, - - 2014
We report a case of infective endocarditis (IE) involving the posterior mitral leaflet (PML) with calcific embolization in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Amongst HOCM patients with IE, the anterior mitral leaflet and basal septal myocardium are almost always involved due to the endocardial damage caused by recurrent ...
Yamawaki Masahiro M Department of Cardiology, Saiseikai Yokohama City Eastern Hospital, 3-6-1 Shimosueyoshi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Japan, - - 2014
Very late stent thrombosis (VLST) is a catastrophic complication after implantation of a drug-eluting stent (DES). It has been reported that VLST is associated with pathological changes, which often include late acquired incomplete stent apposition (LAISA) with thrombus formation. In addition, the vascular response to the stent (evaginations, neointimal growth, ...
Alotaibi Naif M NM Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Subdural fluid collections (hygromas and effusions) in adults are usually seen following head trauma or overdrainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after CSF diversion procedures. We report an unusual case of subdural fluid collection that developed spontaneously 5 days after an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This patient neither had permanent CSF diversion ...
Joshi Krishna Chaitanya KC M S Ramaiah medical college, Institute of Neurosciences, MSR Nagar, MSRIT post, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 583101, - - 2014
Very few diseases demostrate the tremendous variation and capricious results common with the clinical ensemble of carotid cavernous fistulas (CCFs). The treatment modality for CCFs has changed from surgical to endovascular therapy. Many options exist in endovascular therapy ranging from balloons to coils and liquid embolization agents like Onyx. This ...
Shin Hee Sup HS Department of Neurosurgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, 134-090, Sangil-Dong 149, Gangdong-Gu, Seoul, South - - 2014
Cerebrovascular anomalies resulting from the persistence of unfused embryonic twig-like vessels are associated with intracranial aneurysms. All records of patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms who were treated at our institution were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of aneurysm-associated, unfused, twig-like vessels in the middle cerebral artery (MCA). Such vessels were ...
Harris Kassem K Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, USA - - 2014
Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is a rare benign tumor that can extend into the renal vein, inferior vena cava and the right atrium. AML is a mesenchymal tumor composed of smooth muscle, fat and vascular elements. In rare instances, the tumor may release a fatty tissue to the pulmonary vasculature, which ...
Eom Y-I YI From the Departments of Neurology (Y.-I.E., J.M.H., J.S.L.) and Radiology (J.W.C., S.Y.K.), Ajou University Medical Center, Suwon, South Korea; Departments of Neurology (Y.-H.H., Y.-W.K.), Neurosurgery (D.-H.K.), and Radiology (D.-H.K., Y.-W.K., Y.-S.K.), Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea; and Department of Neurosurgery (Y.C.L.), Ajou University Hospital, Daegu, South - - 2014
A performance of forced arterial suction thrombectomy was not reported for the treatment of acute basilar artery occlusion. This study compared revascularization performance between intra-arterial fibrinolytic treatment and forced arterial suction thrombectomy with a Penumbra reperfusion catheter in patients with acute basilar artery occlusion. Fifty-seven patients with acute basilar artery ...
Deng Yaxian Y Department of Pediatrics, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
There are scarce reports of childhood stroke from China. Our objective was to describe the clinical spectrum, risk factors, and imaging characteristics of childhood stroke in China. Using a hospital discharge database, children with stroke who were first admitted from 2002 to 2011 were retrospectively enrolled. We identified 478 first ...
Sakamoto Kisaburo K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mount Fuji Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Shizuoka, - - 2014
Infants with a single ventricle who require a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt can have stenosis at the ductal insertion site on the pulmonary artery (PA). We hypothesized that primary PA plasty in the first palliation would limit PA stenosis and unbalanced pulmonary perfusion, and thereby facilitate safe accomplishment of the next ...
Torres T T Department of Dermatology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal; Unit for Multidisciplinary Investigation in Biomedicine, Instituto Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto, - - 2014
Psoriasis is currently considered a systemic inflammatory disorder associated with several comorbidities and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)(1) . Several proinflammatory cytokines are overexpressed cutaneous and systemically and may be responsible for skin lesions but also for psoriasis-associated conditions(1) . Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), a type of visceral fat ...
Charlton-Ouw Kristofer M KM Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Tex; Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Tex. Electronic address: - - 2014
We report on our experience with treatment of adults requiring de novo or redo open aortic coarctation repair mostly by a resection and interposition graft technique. We retrospectively reviewed all patients older than 16 years requiring open repair of aortic coarctation. Indications for repair, operative details, and outcomes were analyzed. Between ...
Lami Donatella D Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Few studies investigated the relationship between fibrinolysis abnormalities and residual pulmonary perfusion defects after acute pulmonary embolism (PE). To assess the fibrinolytic profile in patients with prior PE in relation to the extent of scintigraphically detectable residual perfusion abnormalities. We studied 71 consecutive patients with a prior episode of PE, ...
Yano Mariko M Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, - - 2014
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has played a limited role in the management of patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, BAV is being performed more frequently these days with the emergence of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We previously described a technique named "looped Inoue balloon technique" to simplify the antegrade ...
Moza Ankush A Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Avenue, MS #1118, Toledo, OH, 43614-2598, USA, - - 2014
Patients with coronary artery disease often have concurrent peripheral vascular disease. The presence of concurrent vascular pathologies can pose unique challenges among patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting utilizing the left internal mammary artery. We describe a patient with peripheral vascular disease and prior history of coronary artery ...
Kaufmann Tim A S - - 2014
Abstract Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is a common ocular vascular occlusive disorder that may lead to partial or complete retinal ischemia with sudden visual deterioration and visual field defects. Although RAO has been investigated since 1859, the main mechanism is still not fully understood. While hypoperfusion of the ophthalmic artery ...
Fang Zhen-Fei ZF Department of Cardiology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South - - 2014
Background:Transcatheter closure (TCC) of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA) is an alternative strategy to surgery, but there is a lack of long-term outcome data.Methods and Results:From 2004 to 2012, 17 patients (8 males, 9 females) were treated with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occluders by antegrade venous approach and were followed for ...
Circo Sebastian S Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to present the latest advances and recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary vascular complications associated with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT): pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), pulmonary hypertension associated with high output cardiac failure or liver vascular malformations, haemoptysis, haemothorax ...
Foocharoen Chingching C From the Divisions of *Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology and †Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, - - 2014
Annual echocardiographic screening has been recommended for early detection of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patient; however, the cost benefit for cases with no pulmonary symptoms is not well established. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and clinical predictors of echocardiographic diagnosis of PHT ...
Farivar Behzad S BS Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgical Services, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Carotid blowout is a rare fatal complication most commonly observed in head and neck cancer patients, especially after radiation therapy. Traditional surgical approaches carry extremely high morbidity and mortality rates. We present a case of acute hemorrhage from extracranial carotid artery in a 64-year-old man with history of total laryngectomy, ...
Mulrooney Daniel A DA Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee; Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, - - 2014
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have significant cardiovascular risk and require long-term surveillance. The current study assessed the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in adult survivors of childhood HL. Thirty-one survivors of HL, 13 of whom (42%) were treated with radiotherapy (RT) only ...
Masaki Nobuyuki N Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endothelial dysfunction causes vasomotor dysregulation and vascular stiffening in addition to structural changes. By influencing NO synthesis, deficiency of l-arginine relative to asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), which is an l-arginine derivative that acts as a competitive NO synthase inhibitor, may lead to the promotion of arterial stiffness. This study investigated the ...
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