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Heng Wee Ling WL National Cardiovascular Homograft Bank, National Heart Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, - - 2014
Iliac artery and vein homografts are critical for revascularization in living-donor liver transplantation. Since 2010, National Cardiovascular Homograft Bank and National University Hospital have collaborated in the pioneer endeavor of banking iliac vessel homografts for such surgeries in Singapore. This article aims to demonstrate that the processing, decontamination and cryopreservation ...
Chen Yong Y Department of Interventional Radiology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, No. 1838, North of Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, - - 2014
Bifurcation stenoses after end-to-side anastomosis of transplant renal artery (TRA) and external iliac artery (EIA), including stenoses at the anastomosis and the iliac artery proximal to the TRA, are rare. In the present article, we report two successfully managed cases of bifurcation stenoses after end-to-side anastomosis of the TRA and ...
Dai Jian J Department of Cardiology, Shu Guang Hospital Bao Shan Branch, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
When patients who have previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery develop ischemia symptoms that cannot be controlled by optimal medical therapy, repeat revascularization is indicated. The revascularization strategy should be based on individual clinical and anatomical characteristics. We report here a challenging patient who presented with recurrent stable angina ...
Mustapha J A JA Department of Medicine, Metro Health Hospital, Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI. Electronic address: - - 2014
Tibial arterial disease represents the final frontier in the battle against critical limb ischemia (CLI). Isolated infrapopliteal (IP) disease is mainly seen in the elderly (>80 years old), diabetic, and dialysis-dependent patients with CLI. With the development and evolution of catheter-based technology, endovascular therapy (mainly balloon angioplasty) has become the ...
Durst Christopher R CR Departments of Radiology and Medical Imaging - - 2014
Object The endovascular treatment of wide-necked aneurysms can be technically challenging due to distal coil migration or impingement of the parent vessel. In this paper, the authors illustrate an alternative method for the treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms using a dual microcatheter technique. Methods The authors' first 100 consecutive patients ...
Matoussevitch V V Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Proximalization of arteriovenous inflow (PAI) is an established technique for treating patients with access-induced hand ischemia. However, a prosthetic graft, used as arterial inflow, could minimize the benefits of a purely native fistula. In this study, a new PAI technique is reported, which avoids the use of prosthetic grafts in ...
Edwards Andrew A The Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research-Prince Henry Institute, Melbourne, Australia; Perinatal Services, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Fetal Cardiac Unit, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, - - 2014
We aimed to assess feasibility of using a percutaneous transhepatic cardiac catheterisation technique to perform fetal pulmonary valvuloplasty and valvulotomy under ultrasound guidance at mid-gestation. In 13 mid-gestation fetal lambs without cardiac pathology, percutaneous transhepatic cardiac catheterization was used to position a coronary angioplasty catheter within the pulmonary valve. The ...
Robles Campos Ricardo R Unidad de Cirugía Hepática, Departamento de Cirugía, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) achieves the hypertrophy of the future liver remnant in seven days. We achieved the same hypertrophy placing a tourniquet in the parenchimal transection line associating a right portal vein ligation (associating liver tourniquet and right portal vein ligation for ...
Jeon Byung-Joon BJ From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University Medical Center, Ansan-si; †Gangnam Jaejun Hand and Plastic Clinic, Pyeongtaek-si; ‡Department of Plastic Surgery, Gwang Myeong Seong-Ae General Hospital, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do; and §Department of Plastic Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of - - 2014
Successful venous anastomosis is one of the most important factors in fingertip replantation. Volar veins in the fingertip course proximally in a random pattern, which makes it difficult to find out the exact locations. Although dorsal veins in the lateral nail fold have constant location and adequate diameter for anastomosis, ...
Takahashi Akihiko A Department of Cardiology, Sakurakai Takahashi Hospital, 5-18-1 Oikecho, Sumaku, Kobe, Hyogo 654-0026, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The mother and child technique with a deep-seated 4F Kiwami catheter has been reported to be effective for delivering stents to complex lesions. To assess the feasibility and efficacy of a novel 4.5F child catheter for deep insertion and stent deployment into the distal coronary artery for the treatment of ...
Matalanis George G Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although current developments in aortic arch replacement have demonstrated progressively improving mortality, cerebral morbidity remains significant. We describe a "branch-first" technique that avoids circulatory arrest and profound hypothermia, yielding excellent survival and low cerebral morbidity. From September 2005 to February 2014, 64 patients underwent the "branch-first" technique for aortic arch ...
Smeds Matthew R - - 2014
Endovascular aneurysm repair requires a suitable anatomy for placement of covered stent grafts, which includes a non-aneurysmal distal landing zone within the common iliac arteries. Patients with iliac artery aneurysms, thus, are often not candidates for this minimally invasive repair, as extension of the graft to an appropriate site would ...
Senay Sahin S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
Robotic surgical techniques allow surgeons to perform mitral valve surgery. This procedure has gained acceptance, particularly for mitral valve repair in degenerative mitral disease. However, mitral repair may not always be possible, especially in severely calcified mitral valve of rheumatic origin. This study demonstrates the basic concepts and technique of ...
Tang Gilbert H L GH Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, - - 2014
To review the contemporary practice in total arch replacement (TAR) by using the trifurcated graft technique. The evolution of the trifurcated graft technique in total arch replacement is described. Axillary artery perfusion with antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) is routinely performed, with systemic deep hypothermia based on the anticipated interval of ...
Garg Vinay V Division of Cardiac Surgery, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
To demonstrate a novel, reproducible, and effective method of direct innominate artery cannulation using a 14F pediatric venous cannula to establish antegrade cerebral protection (ACP) in patients undergoing aortic surgery that requires an open distal anastomosis or hemiarch replacement. We reviewed prospectively gathered data on all patients who had undergone ...
Pokharel Yashashwi Y Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TC, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Retired National Football League (NFL) players were reported to have high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 (LpPLA2) has shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease in the general population, but it is unknown whether such an association exists in retired NFL players. Our objective was to ...
Bubb Kristen J KJ William Harvey Research Institute, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, United - - 2014
-Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a life-threatening disorder characterized by increased pulmonary artery pressure, remodeling of the pulmonary vasculature, and right ventricular failure. Loss of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) and prostacyclin (PGI2) contributes to PH pathogenesis and current therapies are targeted to restore these pathways. Phosphodiesterases (PDEs) are a family of ...
Kim Young-Su YS Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, - - 2014
For the surgical management of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA), there have been various techniques that reduce the tension and kinking of the coronary artery during reimplantation to the aorta. The aim of this study is to describe the results of our modified ...
Azari Ali A Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghaem Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran ; Cardiovascular Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran ; Atherosclerosis Prevention Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, - - 2014
We report a modified technique for pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) on a 67-year-old man with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) who presented with dyspnea. He was referred to our medical center for coronary artery bypass grafting. CTEPH had not been detected in his first visit to another medical center, but upon ...
Kim Jin Kwon JK Department of Neurosurgery, Eulji University Eulji Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
The Sundt encircling clip was developed to repair defects of the vessel wall. With the advent of microvascular techniques, most parts of the damaged vessel wall during aneurysm surgery can be repaired by primary closure or by the bypass technique. However, these methods are not always successful. Here, we illustrate ...
Toczek Marta M a Department of Biochemistry , Medical University of Gdańsk , Gdańsk , - - 2014
Enzymes of extracellular nucleotide catabolism, such as ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (eNTPD), ecto-5'-nucleotidase (e5NT) and ecto-adenosine deaminase (eADA), control extracellular concentrations of adenine nucleotides and adenosine, furthermore in that way regulate inflammation, immune response, and platelets aggregation. In valves, disturbances of these processes may lead to their dysfunction and calcification. The ...
Bierbach Benjamin B Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, - - 2014
Visceral malperfusion after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) results in high morbidity and mortality. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of CABG performed by surgical techniques on visceral perfusion and function. Pigs (n = 28) were studied in four groups: I. Sham; II. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting ...
Weisel Friederike Christine FC Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center, Member of the German Lung Center (DZL), Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Giessen, - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a life-threatening disease characterized by vascular remodeling and increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Chronic alveolar hypoxia in animals is often used to decipher pathways being regulated in PH. Here we aimed to investigate whether 1) chronic hypoxia-induced PH in mice can be reversed by reoxygenation and 2) ...
Orr Nathan N Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, - - 2014
Thoracoabdominal aneurysms account for roughly 3% of identified aneurysms annually in the United States. Advancements in endovascular techniques and devices have broadened their application to these complex surgical problems. This paper will focus on the current state of endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, including specific considerations in patient selection, operative planning, ...
Arabi Mohammad M Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Endovascular and Interventional Radiology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Although endovascular management of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is well studied, little information exists regarding endovascular treatment of critical upper limb ischemia. We report a case of transluminal recanalization of right radial artery chronic total occlusion (CTO) using rendezvous technique in a patient with critical hand ischemia and ...
Gondo Saki S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, - - 2014
We report the first case of the successful detection of postpartum unruptured vaginal pseudoaneurysm using power- and pulsed-Doppler ultrasonography after delivery. A 38-year-old primiparous Japanese woman had a vaginal laceration with pulsatile bleeding after delivering by vacuum extraction. Transvaginal ultrasonography of the repaired vaginal wall showed an 18 × 20 ...
Gandini Marco - - 2014
In literature only one article describes and compares methods of achieving hemostasis in equine mesenteric arteries during jejunal resection and anastomosis, and most textbooks favor ligating-dividing mechanical devices. The latter method cannot always be used, not least because the devices are expensive and in some cases even contra-indicated. Various types ...
Amans Matthew R MR Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF, San Francisco, California, - - 2014
A 12-month-old boy with a history of bilateral retinoblastoma refractory to systemic chemotherapy, laser therapy and cryotherapy, with excellent response to previous intra-arterial melphalan infusion, presents with active tumour deposits in the right eye. Repeat intra-arterial chemotherapy was recommended. Previous bilateral melphalan infusion was uneventful using flow-guided catheterisation technique. Direct ...
Miller Timothy Ryan TR Department of Radiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2014
Flow diversion is a promising technique for cerebral aneurysm treatment but presents new and sometimes unique challenges. Transient reversible narrowing due to device reconfiguration of the pipeline embolization device (PED) has not been previously described. Here we describe a patient with dolichoectasia of the distal right internal carotid artery with ...
Henry M M Cabinet de Cardiologie, 54000 Nancy, France; Global Research Institute, Apollo Clinic, Hyderabad, - - 2014
Arterial Aneurysms are traditionally treated surgically but the operative risks remain high. More and more interventional procedures are proposed: - For Visceral and Peripheral aneurysms covered stents, endografts, coils can be used, but these techniques have a lot of disadvantages, drawbacks. Aneurysms with collateral branches cannot be treated with covered ...
Misuraca Leonardo - - 2013
An 85-year-old woman was admitted to our institution for effort dyspnea. She had a history of mitral valve replacement with a 29 mm Carpentier-Edwards bioprosthesis (Edwards Lifesciences). Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed aortic stenosis and senescence of the mitral bioprosthesis. The heart team opted for a transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation ...
Mercier Olaf O Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Paris-Sud University, Service de Chirurgie Thoracique, Vasculaire et de Transplantation cardio-pulmonaire, Le Plessis-Robinson, France ; Laboratoire de recherche chirurgicale and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) Unité 999, Le Plessis-Robinson, - - 2013
None of the animal models have been able to reproduce all aspects of CTEPH because of the rapid resolution of the thrombi in the pulmonary vasculature. The aim of this study was to develop an easily reproducible large-animal model of chronic pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to the development of a ...
Barman Shibsankar S Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, 700014 - - 2014
Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula with situs inversus totalis is an extremely rare association. We are presenting a case of a preterm neonate suffering from similar condition. Fistula ligation with primary repair was done via left thoracotomy to avoid technical difficulties. Preoperative echocardiography should be done to confirm dextrocardia and ...
Weng Lihui - - 2013
We present herein characteristics of an in-situ forming hydrogel prepared from carboxymethyl chitosan and oxidized carboxymethyl cellulose for interventional therapies. The gelation, owing to the formation of Schiff base, occurred both with and without the presence of a radiographic contrast. The hydrogel exhibited a highly porous internal structure (pore diameter: ...
Prabu A - - 2013
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) can occur at any time during the course of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and can be independent of lupus disease activity in other systems. The pathogenesis of PH in SLE can be multifactorial, but pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is the commonest cause of PH in SLE. The ...
Shojaku H - - 2012
Objective: To demonstrate the usefulness of pre-operative selective embolisation of the thyroid arteries in an unusual case with a large, vascular thyroid tumour. Case report: A 29-year-old man presented with a large papillary carcinoma of the thyroid (weighing approximately 300 g on palpation) with extension to the mediastinum and compression of ...
Rao Nageswar - - 2012
Abstract  Inflammatory pseudotumor (also known as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor) is an uncommon spindle cell lesion that was initially recognized in the lung and is now known to occur in virtually every major organ of the body. We report a case of a seven-year-old male who had an inflammatory pseudotumor of ...
Lin Harrison W - - 2012
This case report describes the presentation and management of a rare complication of pseudoaneurysm of the superior thyroid artery following tracheostomy. The majority of post-tracheostomy bleeding is managed either with packing or surgical re-exploration. However, angiography can pinpoint an arterial source of bleeding and allow the surgeon to address it ...
Bogaard Harm J HJ Department of Pulmonary Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2012
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a multi-factorial condition and the underlying pulmonary vascular disease is shaped by the combined action of genetic, epigenetic and immune-related factors. Whether and how gender, obesity and the metabolic syndrome modify PAH and associated right heart failure is under intense investigation. Estrogens may enhance the ...
Latib Azeem - - 2012
A 46-year-old woman known with relapsing Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed at age 5, treated with repeated cycles of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, presented with severe symptomatic radiation-induced aortic stenosis. She also had other late sequelae of radiotherapy including thyroid cancer, mediastinal fribrosis and left pulmonary fibrosis with severe restrictive lung disease and ...
Canpolat U - - 2012
A 56-year-old man presented with typical angina pectoris lasting >20 min associated with precordial ST-segment elevation. Urgent coronary angiography showed critical stenosis in the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery, which resolved with intracoronary nitrate application. He was subsequently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism secondary to exposure of iodinated contrast agent ...
El-Essawy Manar T - - 2012
We report a case of a 40-year-old female with cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and upper gastrointestinal bleeding who developed multiple pulmonary emboli after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for gastric variceal bleeding. The patient did not have any respiratory symptoms after the sclerotherapy. A chest radiograph obtained one day after the procedure for ...
Gyasi M E - - 2012
Pterygium is a common ocular surface pathology in tropical environments. In the early stages, it may be managed medically with topical anti-inflammatory agents and ocular lubricants. However as the disease progresses, surgical excision becomes necessary and several anaesthetic methods may be used to assist this. We share our experience of ...
Van Renterghem Dirk - - 2012
Hemoptysis and pulmonary edema associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use is a known condition, but is probably underreported. The mechanisms of induction of pulmonary toxicity are still not well understood. We describe a case of hemoptysis and dyspnea in a scuba diver who was taking diclofenac.
Dinis-Oliveira Ricardo Jorge - - 2012
A "foam cone" exuding the mouth and nostrils is a recognized consequence of anoxia following pulmonary edema. In this report, we illustrate and explain this phenomenon in victims of heroin overdose.
Oyama Hirofumi - - 2012
The patient had thyroid cancer and underwent subtotal thyroidectomy. Local recurrence occurred on both sides 5 years and 6 months later. The sterno-hyoid muscle and sterno-thyroid muscle were severed and the tumor around the cricoid cartilage was removed. The tumor extended into the space between the right common carotid artery ...
Vermeulen Freddy - - 2012
A 34-year follow-up is described after a Konno aortoventriculoplasty to correct a restricted aortic annulus and a recurrent aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis with subannular and interventricular abscesses.
El-Kabbany Zeinab A - - 2012
Background. Alterations in thyroid hormones regulation and metabolism are frequently observed in patients with cirrhosis. Aims. To assess alterations in thyroid volume (TV), haemodynamics, and hormones in patients with cirrhosis and their relation to hepatic arterial haemodynamics, and disease severity. Methods. Forty cirrhotic patients were compared to 30 healthy subjects ...
Raine Dan D Department of Cardiology, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK. - - 2012
A 54-year-old woman with a background of psoriatic arthritis but no cardiac history was admitted with acute pulmonary oedema (November 2007) which required invasive ventilation and inotropic support. Investigations including ECG, transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, coronary angiography, renal ultrasound and renal magnetic resonance angiography, cardiac MRI and urinary catecholamines were ...
Ribeiro D D DD Divisão de Hemostasia, Departamento de Hematologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, - - 2012
Venous thrombosis, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a common disease that frequently recurs. Recurrence can be prevented by anticoagulants, but this comes at the risk of bleeding. Therefore, assessment of the risk of recurrence is important to balance the risks and benefits of anticoagulant treatment. This review ...
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