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Cheng Xiao Qing XQ Department of Medical Imaging, Jinling Hospital, Clinical School of Medical College, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, PR - - 2014
The Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) trial indicated that most patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis are not good candidates for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) because of a higher complication risk than with conservative treatment. However, enrollment of SAMMPRIS patients was ...
Xue Yuguo Y Interventional Department, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Diseases, Beijing, - - 2014
The objective of the present study was to evaluate short- and mid-term outcomes of the left subclavian artery (LSA) chimney stent implantation (LSACSI) during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and to summarize our experience with this technique. From June 2010 to September 2012, 59 patients (49 men; mean age of ...
Barone-Rochette Gilles G Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Grenoble, France; INSERM U1039, Bioclinic Radiopharmaceutics Laboratory, Grenoble, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Non-invasive methods allow the evaluation of structural and functional arterial abnormalities. So far, no study has focused on the comparison of vascular parameters by type of cardiovascular event. In this pilot study, cardiovascular risk factors, carotid parameters, carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), brachial flow-mediated dilation and ambulatory blood pressure were ...
Weymann Alexander A Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, - - 2014
Central extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an effective treatment method of cardiogenic shock patients with or without lung failure. However, complications like infection and bleeding are common. The classical implantation approach requires full sternotomy, mobilization of the heart, with the well-known risks of bleeding and mediastinal infections. We present our ...
Johnson Jeremiah J Department of Neurosurgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, - - 2014
Posterior spinal artery (PSA) aneurysms are a rare cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The commonly abused street drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or 'Ecstasy' has been linked to both systemic and neurological complications. A teenager presented with neck stiffness, headaches and nausea after ingesting 'Ecstasy'. A brain CT was negative for SAH ...
Pasteur-Rousseau Adrien A Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France adrien.pasteur@inserm.fr - - 2014
Coronary artery aneurysm may cause coronary artery rupture, thromboembolism or haemodynamic problems related to compression. We report the case of a 68-year old man who was referred to an intensive cardiological care unit for recurrence of ventricular tachycardia. Coronary angiography revealed two large aneurysms of the mid-right coronary artery. A ...
Mondel Prabath Kumar PK Interventional Neuroradiology, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, - - 2014
A 43-year-old man presented with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage. He was investigated and found to have a rare posterior condylar canal dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF). DAVFs of the posterior condylar canal are rare. Venous drainage of the DAVF was through a long, tortuous, and aneurysmal bridging vein. We describe the clinical ...
Meyer Guy G Division of respiratory and intensive care, hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France; Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75006 Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pulmonary embolism can be life threatening and difficult to diagnose as signs and symptoms are not specific. European guidelines recommend stratification of pulmonary embolism by risk of early mortality. Patients with suspected pulmonary embolism should be assessed for clinical probability of pulmonary embolism using a validated risk score. A low ...
Pathak Ranjan R Department of Internal Medicine, Reading Health System, West Reading, Pennsylvania - - - 2014
Central venous catheterization is a commonly used procedure to gain access to the central circulation. Although ultrasound guidance decreases the complication rates, arterial puncture may still occur. Failure to recognize this early may lead to devastating complications such as thrombosis and embolic stroke. We discuss the factors associated with increased ...
Portugaller Rupert H RH Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University Clinic of Radiology, Medical University Graz (MUG), Graz - - - 2014
In dialysis access fistulas and grafts, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is frequently followed by restenosis development, which results in repeated periodical re-interventions. The technique of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) angioplasty has shown promising results in the treatment of femoropopliteal arteriosclerotic lesions. In contrast to arteriosclerotic arteries, dialysis access vessels host unfavorable ...
Akkan Koray K Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Gazi University, Besevler, Ankara - - - 2014
We report on the endovascular management of hemorrhage with stent-graft due to a misplaced central venous catheter in the vertebral artery (VA) during percutaneous internal jugular vein catheterization in a child. A 16-year-old female was presented with the diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever related chronic renal insufficiency. An attempt was ...
Conrotto F F Division of Cardiology, "Città della Salute e della Scienza" Hospital, Turin, Italy - - - 2014
The degree of inflammation within the atherosclerotic plaque can be detect non--invasively by positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F--fluorodeoxyglucose (18F--FDG). The incidence of aortic plaques with 18F--FDG increased uptake in octogenarians with aortic stenosis is unknown. Aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of inflamed aortic atherosclerotic plaques ...
Esposito Andrea A Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division, Department of Surgery "Paride Stefanini", University of Rome, Rome, Italy - - 2014
Duodenal obstruction caused by abdominal aortic aneurysm was first described by Osler in 1905 and is named "aortoduodenal syndrome." This condition has always been treated by open surgical repair. We report the first case of aortoduodenal syndrome successfully treated by endovascular aneurysm repair. A 74-year-old male patient referred to our ...
Banks Dalia A DA University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA - - 2014
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) results from recurrent or incomplete resolution of pulmonary embolism. CTEPH is much more common than generally appreciated. Although pulmonary embolism (PE) affects a large number of Americans, chronic pulmonary thromboembolic hypertension remains underdiagnosed. It is imperative that all patients with PH be screened for the ...
Rogal Shari S SS Shari S Rogal, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United - - 2014
Spontaneous splenorenal shunts in the absence of cirrhosis have rarely been reported as a cause hyperammonemia with encephalopathy. Several closure techniques of such lesions have been described. Here we report a case of a patient with no history of liver disease who developed significant confusion. After an extensive workup, he ...
Benaissa Azzedine A Departments of Neuroradiology, CHU de Reims, Reims, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aneurysm recanalization is a main concern after endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. But to date, no systematic analysis of the risk factors affecting its occurrence has been conducted in a large series of patients. Analysis of Recanalization after Endovascular Treatment of intracranial Aneurysm (ARETA) is a multicenter, prospective trial whose ...
Alsara Osama O Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is an uncommon type of congenital coronary anomaly. In adults, the clinical picture of ALCAPA varies widely between being asymptomatic, presenting similarly to other heart diseases, or as malignant arrhythmias. Patients who have cardiac arrest are usually young ...
Madanat-Harjuoja L M LM Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, - - 2014
HSCT is associated with a high risk of late morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency, time frame, risk factors, and possible etiology of pulmonary dysfunction following allogeneic HSCT in childhood. We evaluated the pulmonary function of 51 HSCT patients (>6 yr), by including FVC and FEV1 ...
Chen Ko-Kang KK Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Distal fingertip replantation is associated with good functional and aesthetic results. Venous anastomosis is the most challenging procedure. For replantation with an artery anastomosis-only procedure (no venous anastomosis), some protocols have been designed to relieve venous congestion involve anticoagulation and the creation of wounds for persistent bleeding. This report presents ...
Bellemann Nadine N Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, INF 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
We evaluated the technical success and clinical efficacy of stent-graft implantation for the emergency management of acute hepatic artery bleeding. Between January 2010 and July 2013, 24 patients with hemorrhage from the hepatic artery were scheduled for emergency implantation of balloon expandable stent-grafts. The primary study endpoints were technical and ...
Cannarile Pierpaolo P Department of Cardiology, Le Scotte Hospital, Viale Bracci, 31, 53100, Siena, Italy, - - 2014
We report a very rare case of a heart transplanted man with angiographic documentation of multiple congenital fistulae arising from both coronary arteries and draining into main pulmonary artery. A transthoracic echocardiogram and right heart catheterization were also performed, to assess the functional importance of the shunt. We also carried ...
Saura Daniel D Cardiac Imaging Unit, Cardiology Department, University Hospital "Virgen de la Arrixaca", Murcia, - - 2014
To assess the feasibility and reliability of aortic valve area (AVA) planimetry by means of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) as compared with the transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) calculation of AVA, to determine the systematic deviations between measurements, and to describe the distribution of mean systolic in relation with 3DTEE anatomical AVA. ...
D'Armini Andrea M AM Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia School of Medicine, Pavia, Italy; Cardiac Surgery, Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension can be cured by pulmonary endarterectomy. Operability assessment remains a major concern, because there are no well-defined criteria to discriminate proximal from distal obstructions, and surgical candidacy depends mostly on the surgeon's experience. The intraoperative classification of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension describes 4 types of lesions, ...
Murai Yasuo Y Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical - - 2014
Confirming the patency of the proximal parent and distal artery is necessary in cerebral aneurysm surgery. To understand the relationship between the parent and distal arteries of the aneurysm, the blood vessels running through the subarachnoid space should be extensively dissected, which is time consuming. To examine the efficacy of ...
Nishio Mayu M Cardiovascular Division, Osaka Police - - 2014
Background:Theslow-flow or no re-flow phenomenon has been associated with distal embolization, especially of plaque debris, and with unfavorable clinical outcomes. Therefore, we examined the association between the coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) findings of the target lesion and distal embolization during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Methods and Results:Consecutive patients (n=55: 18 unstable angina, ...
Rolls Alexander Eric AE Imperial Vascular Unit, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United - - 2014
To provide a technical description of robot-assisted uterine artery embolization and to investigate the safety and feasibility of the Magellan (Hansen Medical, Mountain View, California, USA) robotic catheter in this complex arterial bed. Five women (mean age, 48.8 y) underwent robot-assisted bilateral uterine artery embolization over a 10-month period using ...
Ponte Marta M Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
We present the case of a 47-year-old man with hypertension for over 20 years, referred to our hospital due to mild aortic dilatation detected on a transthoracic echocardiogram. On physical examination weak lower limb pulses and a blood pressure differential of >50 mmHg between arms and legs were detected. Complete ...
Rodrigues Patrícia P Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dyspnea and hypoxemia are among the most common symptoms and signs that need to be assessed in clinical practice. This case illustrates how simple steps in history taking and physical examination can be crucial for diagnosis. We present a patient with intermittent hypoxemia, initially attributed to a pulmonary infection. However, ...
Ameloot K K Department of Cardiology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thermodilution continuous cardiac output measurements (TDCCO) by pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) have not been validated during therapeutic hypothermia in post-cardiac arrest patients. The calculated cardiac output based on the indirect Fick principle (FCO) using pulmonary artery blood gas mixed venous oxygen saturation (FCO-BG-SvO2) is considered as the gold standard. Continuous ...
Tykocki Tomasz T Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the study was to examine the correlation between various morphometric factors of the posterior circulation aneurysms with the severity of neurological status and radiological extend of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). 105 patients with ruptured posterior circulation aneurysms (IAs) were retrospectively analyzed in the study. The neurological status was ...
Bobylev Dmitry D Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, - - 2014
Background This study we evaluate our results for surgical treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms in patients with congenital heart disease. Patients and Methods Fifty patients aged between 12 and 71 years were treated for 51 thoracic aortic aneurysms. Forty-four of the patients developed aneurysms in the ascending aorta and seven developed aneurysms ...
Rivera Rodrigo R Neuroradiology Department, Instituto de Neurocirugia, Dr. Asenjo, Jose Manuel Infante 553, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, - - 2014
The formation of the ophthalmic artery (OA) is a complex process with two different proposed embryological steps for its development. Several anatomical variants have been described. We present a very unusual origin of the ophthalmic artery from the basilar trunk, in a 45-year-old male with a history of pontine hemorrhagic ...
Tan Terence T Department of Neurosurgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, - - 2014
The authors report the first case of vasogenic cerebral edema due to a cell-mediated hypersensitivity reaction to a nickel-containing aneurysm clip. The patient initially presented for elective clipping of a right middle cerebral artery aneurysm, and on long-term follow-up she demonstrated relapsing-remitting cerebral edema. Four years post-aneurysm clipping, she underwent ...
Galzerano Giuseppe G Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, University of Siena, Siena, Italy - - 2014
Arterovenous grafts (AVGs) present a feasible solution for creating a vascular access in patients who are unsuitable for autogenous fistula (AVF). The aim of this study is to assess the prevention rate of vein stenosis, placing a graft on an arterialized vein (GAV) instead of an anastomized AVG in a ...
Mascitelli Justin R JR Department of Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, - - 2014
Cervical-petrous internal carotid artery (CP-ICA) pseudoaneurysms are rare and have different etiologies, presentations, and treatment options. A middle-aged patient with a history of chronic otitis media presented with acute otorrhagia and was found to have a left-sided CP-ICA pseudoaneurysm. The patient was a poor surgical candidate with difficult arterial access. ...
da Luz P L PL Divisão de Cardiologia Clínica, Instituto do Coração (Incor), Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
Observational studies suggest there are clinical benefits to moderate red wine (RW) consumption. However, the effects on coronary vasculature and overall lifestyle are unclear. We investigated whether a lifestyle of regular long-term RW consumption is associated with changes in coronary plaque burden, calcium score, carotid intima/media thickness, endothelial function, and ...
Mendes Bernardo C BC Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the anatomic feasibility of two off-the-shelf fenestrated stent graft designs to treat juxtarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Digital computed tomography angiograms were analyzed in 520 consecutive patients treated by open or fenestrated endovascular repair for complex AAAs (2000-2012). The anatomic ...
Giordano Arturo A aUnità Operativa di Interventistica Cardiovascolare, Presidio Ospedaliero Pineta Grande, Castelvolturno bUnità Operativa di Emodinamica, Casa di Salute Santa Lucia, San Giuseppe Vesuviano cDepartment of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, - - 2014
Endovascular therapy for popliteal and infrapopliteal artery disease in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) remains challenging, given the high risk of adverse events. Favorable results for coronary balloon-expandable drug-eluting stents (DESs) in this arterial district have been reported in selected studies, but uncertainty persists on their risk-benefit balance in ...
Park Wonhyoung W Department of Neurosurgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical center, Seoul, - - 2014
Not all intracranial aneurysms of the vertebral artery (VA) and its branches are eligible for conventional treatments like surgical clipping or endovascular procedures. Therefore, patients with ineligible aneurysms need an alternative strategy. Here, we report our experience with seven cases of these complex aneurysms that were treated with occipital artery ...
Riess Hanno H aCharité Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin bNovartis Pharma GmbH, Nuremberg cUniversity Hospital Mannheim, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, - - 2014
The objective of this subgroup analysis of the pivotal studies NMH-TH-3 and NMH-TH-4 was to investigate the incidence of recurrent events of venous thromboembolism in patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with and without pulmonary embolism treated with subcutaneous fixed-dose low-molecular-weight heparin certoparin or intravenous unfractionated heparin (UFH). To ...
Yoon Jang W JW 1Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA 2Department of Neurosurgery, University of Buffalo Medical Center, NY, USA 3Current Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Arizona, AZ, USA (Work was conducted while author was at the University of Buffalo Medical Center) 4Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA 5Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, IL, USA 6Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, TX, USA 7Department of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical Center, NY, USA 8Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, OH, USA 9Lyerly Neurosurgery, Baptist Health, Jacksonville, FL, - - 2014
Treatment of internal carotid ruptured blister aneurysms (IC-RBA) presents many challenges to neurosurgeons due to a high propensity for re-bleeding during intervention. The role of a pipeline embolization device (PED) in the treatment of this challenging aneurysm subtype remains undefined despite theoretical advantages. The authors present a series of 11 ...
Igari Kimihiro K Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8519, Japan, - - 2014
This study was performed to compare endovascular repair with conventional open repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IAAs). We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients who underwent repair of isolated IAAs between January 2008 and June 2012. Patients with infected, mycotic and ruptured iliac aneurysms and those with concurrent ...
Papagiannaki C C From the Department of Neuroradiology (C.P., D.H.), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Tours, Tours, France; Department of Neuroradiology (L.S., J.M.), Hôpital Beaujon, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Clichy, France; Department of Neuroradiology (A.-C.J., C.C.), CHU Toulouse, Toulouse, France; Department of Neuroradiology (A.B., L.P.), CHU Reims, Reims, France; Department of Neuroradiology (J.-Y.G.), CHU Rennes, Rennes, France; Department of Neuroradiology (V.C.), CHU Montpellier, Montpellier, France; Department of Neuroradiology (H.D.), CHU Nantes, Nantes, France; Department of Neuroradiology (F.T.), CHU Lyon, Lyon France; Department of Neuroradiology (S.V.), CHU Poitiers, Poitiers, France; Department of Neuroradiology (X.B.), CHU Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; and Department of Neuroradiology (P.C.), CHU Caen, Caen, - - 2014
The safety and efficacy of WEB flow disruption have been analyzed in small, retrospective series. The object of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of WEB flow disruption in a large, multicenter, prospectively collected population. Data from all patients treated with the WEB-DL device between June 2011 ...
Durst C R CR From the Departments of Radiology and Medical Imaging (C.R.D., J.G., M.E.J., A.J.E.), Neurosurgery (R.M.S.), and Public Health Services (J.P.), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; and Department of Radiology (Q.N.), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. - - 2014
As aneurysms arising from the ophthalmic segment of the internal carotid artery increase in size, they can compress the optic nerve, prompting patients to present with visual disturbances. The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical and angiographic results with an emphasis on visual outcomes following the endovascular ...
Nossek E E From the Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Manhasset, New - - 2014
Utility of the Pipeline Embolization Device extending to the M1 and its clinical and flow consequences at the ICA bifurcation have not been characterized. We analyzed flow modification in cases where a single Pipeline Embolization Device was deployed from the M1 to the distal supraclinoid ICA, covering the A1, for ...
Nakanishi Koji K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Okayama Hospital, Okayama, - - 2014
Arterial aneurysm rupture is one of the most critical complications in patients with vascular-type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS). Here, we report a case of recurrent aneurysm rupture successfully treated by endovascular embolization. A 38-year old woman who underwent brachial artery ligation for a ruptured aneurysm was diagnosed postoperatively with vEDS. Impending ...
Wang Wang W Department of Physiology, Capital Medical University, Beijing, P.R. - - 2014
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a life-threatening condition characterized by single or recurrent pulmonary embolisms, which promotes pulmonary vascular remodeling. There is significant relationship between red cell distribution width (RDW) and pulmonary hypertension, however, the usefulness of RDW as biomarker for the diagnosis of CTEPH remains poorly defined. This ...
Ikenaga Hiroki H Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, - - 2014
Aortic aneurysms are associated with coronary artery ectasia (CAE). However, the relation between the extent of CAE and coronary blood flow in patients with aortic aneurysms is not fully understood. This study was undertaken to assess the angiographic characteristics and effects of the topographical extent of CAE on coronary blood ...
Maurer C J CJ Klinik für Neuroradiologie, Universitätsklinik Freiburg, Breisacher Straße 64, 79106, Freiburg, Germany, - - 2014
Acute major stroke with high-grade stenosis or occlusion of the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and additional intracranial large artery occlusion is increasingly treated with a mechanical endovascular approach by extracranial stenting and intracranial thrombectomy due to poor response to systemic thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA). This article ...
Anderson Joe J Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to demonstrate a technique that uses physician-assembled endografts to make use of the benefits of parallel grafts while also providing for circumferential seal and fixation in repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms in inoperable patients. A single-center all-comers retrospective analysis of 14 patients was performed that ...
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