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Press Marcella Calfon MC Cardiology Division, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is an inflammatory process that results in buildup of atherosclerosis, typically lipid-rich plaque in the arterial wall. Progressive narrowing of the vessel wall and subsequent plaque rupture can lead to myocardial infarction and death. Recent advances in intravascular fluorescence imaging techniques have provided exciting coronary artery-targeted ...
Cafasso D E DE Department of General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA - - - 2014
The management of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has drastically changed since the introduction and advancement of endovascular surgery. The majority of PAD that requires mechanical treatment is managed with endovascular interventions using a variety of techniques and devices. The infrainguinal vasculature, especially the superficial femoral artery (SFA), poses a significant ...
Artom Nathan N Clinic of Internal Medicine 1, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa School of Medicine. IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Martino-IST, Viale Benedetto XV 6, 16132, Genoa, - - 2014
Both pathophysiology and treatments of carotid atherosclerotic plaque stenosis represent two interesting fields of strong scientific investigation. Among different drugs, safety and efficacy of statin treatment have been widely investigated and proven. This narrative review is based on the material searched for and obtained via MEDLINE and PubMed up to ...
Yamamoto Naoko N Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2014
Arteriovenous fistula is any abnormal connection between an artery and a vein that bypasses the normal capillary bed and shunts arterial blood directly to the venous circulation. Uterine arteriovenous fistula (UAVF) is a potentially life-threatening condition by causing massive bleeding. This report describes a case of UAVF with massive hemorrhage. ...
Vassilev D D National Heart Hospital, Sofia, - - 2014
We present a first-in-man case with implantation in culottes' fashion of two dedicated coronary bifurcation stents (BiOSS Lim) in distal left main stenosis. The immediate procedural and very short-term result was excellent.
Yildirim Timur T aBaltalimani Bone and Joint Diseases Education and Research Hospital bPrivate Practice, Istanbul cReyap Hospital, Corlu-Tekirdag, - - 2014
In this study, we have evaluated the changes observed in the main arteries of the foot before and after the Ponseti technique. Arterial structures of seven patients were examined using Doppler ultrasound and the parameters studied included the course of the arteries, lumen filling, flow direction, pattern, and velocity. Before ...
Pallisera Anna A Anna Pallisera, Rafael Morales, Department of Surgery, Hospital Son Llatzer, 07198 Palma de Mallorca, - - 2014
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is the standard surgical treatment for tumors of the pancreatic head, proximal bile duct, duodenum and ampulla, and represents the only hope of cure in cases of malignancy. Since its initial description in 1935 by Whipple et al, this complex surgical technique has evolved and undergone several modifications. ...
Park Sung Yoon SY Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea - - 2014
To investigate the feasibility of noncontrast-enhanced MR angiography (NC-MRA) using the repetitive artery and venous labelling (RAVEL) technique to evaluate renal arteries compared to contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA). Twenty-five subjects with normal renal function underwent NC-MRA using a RAVEL technique and CE-MRA at 3 T. Two independent readers analysed the MRA ...
Malekzadeh-Milani Sophie S Centre de référence malformations cardiaques congénitales complexes - M3C, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Georges-Pompidou European Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hopitaux de Paris, Paediatric Cardiology, Paris, - - 2014
Although widely accepted worldwide, indications for percutaneous valve replacement are limited to treatment of dysfunction of prosthetic conduits inserted in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). There has been little evaluation of the use of the Melody(®) valve for patched non-circular pulmonary pathways. To evaluate the outcomes of Melody valve ...
Cıkla Ulaş U Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine, CSC, K4/822, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792, - - 2014
Blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) pose a significant challenge to neurosurgeons and neuro-interventionalists. These fragile broad-based aneurysms have a propensity to rupture with minimal manipulation during surgical or endovascular explorations because, unlike saccular aneurysms, they lack all layers of the arterial wall. Aneurysm trapping with extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass is a safe ...
Pua Uei U Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore, 308433, Singapore, - - 2014
Intra-tumoral arterio-hepatic venous shunting (AHVS) poses an impediment to transarterial chemoembolization of liver tumors. Not only does it present a potential hazard for systemic shunting and embolization, but also the altered flow dynamics may also result in poor delivery of drug/embolics to the target tumor bed. Current available techniques to ...
Bercu Zachary L ZL Division of Interventional Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1234, New York, NY, 10029, USA, - - 2014
The creation of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a critical procedure for the treatment of recurrent variceal bleeding and refractory ascites in the setting of portal hypertension. Chronic portal vein thrombosis remains a relative contraindication to conventional TIPS and options are limited in this scenario. Presented is a ...
Luo Chien-Ming CM Cardiovascular Surgical Division, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Hsin-Chu Branch, Hsin-Chu County, - - 2014
Current endografts, which were designed primarily for the descending aorta, have significant limitations when used in the ascending aorta. We report our initial experience using the transapical endovascular approach to treat an ascending aortic dissection with a table-tailored commercial stent graft.
Said Salah A M SA Department of Cardiology, Hospital Group Twente, Hengelo, the - - 2014
Congenital coronary-pulmonary fistulas (CPFs) are commonly unilateral, but bilateral and multilateral fistulas may occur. In multilateral CPFs, the value of a multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) imaging technique as an adjuvant to coronary angiography (CAG) is eminent. The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical presentation, diagnostic modalities, and ...
Kadohira Tadayuki T Department of Invasive Cardiology, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New, - - 2014
We report the successful retrieval of an entrapped interventional guide wire between a newly deployed coronary stent and severely calcified vessel wall. Using a buddy wire technique, the stent was deployed at high pressure in a culprit lesion of the left anterior descending artery. The buddy wire in the left ...
Hamamoto Masaki M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, JA Hiroshima General Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan - - 2014
We describe a new technique of prosthesis-preserving aortic root replacement for patients who have previously undergone aortic valve replacement. With preservation of the mechanical prosthesis, we implant a Gelweave Valsalva graft using double suture lines. The first suture line is made between the sewing cuff of the mechanical valve and ...
Pearce Benjamin J - - 2014
Preservation of internal iliac flow is an important consideration to prevent ischemic complications during EVAR. We sought to determine the suitability of aortoiliac aneurysms for off-the-shelf iliac branched systems currently in clinical trial. Patients undergoing AAA repair from 2004-2013 at two institutions were reviewed. Centerline diameters and lengths of aortoiliac ...
Georgiadis G S GS Department of Vascular Surgery, Demokritus University of Thace, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Greece. - - 2014
Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair with the Endurant(™) stent-graft system has been shown to be safe and effective in high-risk surgical patients with complex suprarenal and/or infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm anatomy. The wireformed M-shaped stent architecture and proximal springs with anchoring pins theoretically permit optimal sealing in shorter and more angulated ...
Saboo Sachin S SS 1 Department of Radiology, Applied Imaging Science Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, L1 ASB-1, Boston, MA - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to describe the evaluation of congenital coronary artery fistulas (CAFs) with MDCT angiography with ECG gating (MDCTA), including the clinical manifestations, scanning techniques, differential diagnosis, and other imaging methods that may be used. CONCLUSION. Congenital CAFs are rare coronary artery anomalies of termination. ...
Rangel-Castilla Leonardo L Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, - - 2014
We present the case of a 26-year-old female patient who had two episodes of sudden, left, upper and lower extremity paresthesias and weakness, which resolved completely after 5 months. After recovery, she presented for evaluation. Imaging demonstrated a C3-C6 intra- and extra-axial arteriovenous malformation (AVM) with spinal cord compression and ...
Tuchek Chad A CA Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine and Indiana University Department of Neurological Surgery, Indianapolis, - - 2014
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) is an acquired abnormal arterial-to-venous connection within the spinal dura with a wide range of clinical presentations and natural history. Spinal dAVF occurs when a radicular artery makes a direct anomalous shunt with a radicular vein within the dura of the nerve root sleeve. Spinal ...
Abruzzo Todd A TA Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Mayfield Clinic, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2014
To develop a reproducible technique for selective ophthalmic artery infusion chemotherapy (SOAIC) that is technically efficacious in children with unfavorable patterns of ophthalmic artery (OA) flow. Initially, all SOAIC was performed with intention to treat using a standard selective OA (microcatheter) infusion technique (sSOAIC). Temporary balloon occlusion (TBO) of the ...
Massmann A A Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany - - 2014
A minimal-invasive interventional technique for recanalization of complex chronic central venous total occlusions is described to overcome difficulties in case of failure of common approaches. We present a patient with a central venous occlusion that caused severe venous congestion of her upper extremity and significant impairment of her forearm hemodialysis ...
Memeo Riccardo R Hopital Henri Mondor, Université de Paris Est, Creteil, - - 2014
Arterial injury remains a common complication during organ procurement, with negative effects on postoperative morbidity and graft survival. We describe a simple technique that helps surgeons avoid vascular injuries during isolated liver procurement (without pancreas). This simple technique has been used in 200 liver procurements without any arterial injuries.
Ullery Brant W BW Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, - - 2014
To describe successful endovascular repair of a complex chronic aorto-iliac dissection facilitated by a unique endovascular fenestration technique at the proximal neck. A 57-year-old male presented with disabling lower extremity claudication and a remote history of medically-treated type B aortic dissection. Computed tomographic angiography demonstrated a complex dissection with 7.1-cm ...
Doi Kiyoshi K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Extensive aortic valve endocarditis requires thorough debridement of the paravalvular tissue, and reconstruction of the destroyed aortic root can be technically difficult. In the present report, we describe a simple technique for aortic root reconstruction. In this technique, a doughnut-shaped bovine pericardial sheet (skirt) is attached to the proximal end ...
Hanaoka Jun J Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The authors present a case of a 66-year-old male presenting with a superior sulcus tumor and severe hypoxemia due to bilateral multiple pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas. The unilateral pulmonary arterial occlusion test was useful before surgery because it enabled evaluation of the feasibility and safety of intraoperative pulmonary artery clamp and ...
Manoly Imthiaz I Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acute aortic valve regurgitation due to thrombosed prosthetic valve can present as a surgical emergency. This article reports a successful and unusual management of a young pregnant female patient who presented with acute aortic valve regurgitation due to a thrombosed mechanical aortic valve. As the patient had previous multiple cardiac ...
Franciozi Carlos Eduardo da Silveira CE Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Knee Institute, Heart Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the outside-in transtibial lateral and medial approaches for posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction regarding the guidewires and popliteal artery integrity. Twenty-two human cadaveric knees were used. A PCL tibial aimer was arthroscopically placed within the PCL footprint through the anteromedial portal for the medial approach and through the ...
Kotsia Anna P AP Dallas VA Medical Center (111A), 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216 USA. - - 2014
Epicardial collateral perforation is a serious complication of retrograde chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention. We describe two cases of epicardial collateral perforation that were successfully sealed with local thrombin injection.
Zhou Weimin - - 2014
Aneurysms of an aberrant splenic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are extremely rare; however, they are clinically important because possible rupture could be catastrophic. The methods of treatment for this condition include surgical resection, minimally invasive techniques (include laparoscopic technique) and endovascular therapy. The purpose of this ...
Magro Elsa E Laboratoire d'anatomie, Faculté de médecine, CHU Brest, Avenue Camille Desmoulin, 29200, Brest, France, - - 2014
In order to contribute some new elements to the discussion on the organization of the vertebral veins inside the transverse canal, we compared two dissection techniques: injection/dissection and injection/corrosion. The aim of this study was to compare these two techniques to study the vertebral veins, and also to emphasize the ...
Shen Xun X Neurosurgical Department, China Meitan General Hospital; Beijing, China - - - 2014
This study evaluated the results of endovascular embolization of multiple intracranial aneurysms. A retrospective hospital chart and radiograph review were made of all patients with multiple intracranial aneurysms seen between March 2010 and January 2011. Ten patients presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage, four with mass effect, two with brain ischemia and ...
Puri Ajit S AS Division of Neuroimaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology and New England Center for Stroke Research, University of Massachusetts; Worcester, MA, USA - - - 2014
Onyx is a non-adhesive polymer used for embolization of arteriovenous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). The limiting factor for Onyx embolization is usually the amount of microcatheter reflux, which can be safely tolerated. The dual microcatheter technique, compliant balloon use proximally and the use of the dual lumen Scepter ...
Shin Hee Sup HS Department of Neurosurgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine; Seoul, Korea - - - 2014
Retrograde stenting via the contralateral vertebral artery (VA) is a safe and effective treatment for posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm. Many methods, including tip shaping and the looping technique, have been attempted as ways to cross the vertebrobasilar (VB) junction. Here, we introduce an alternative method using a Snare ...
Park Soonchan S Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, - - 2014
Simultaneous use of balloon catheters with embolic materials can cause unwanted rupture of the balloon occlusion catheters, which might cause a serious problem. Therefore, knowledge of the compatibility of occlusion balloon catheters with liquid embolic materials is important in various interventional procedures. To determine the compatibility of occlusion balloon catheters ...
Pittiruti Mauro M Department of Surgery, Catholic University Hospital, Rome - - - 2014
Few randomized studies have investigated the impact of valved and non-valved power-injectable peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in terms of incidence of occlusion, infection, malfunction and venous thrombosis. We have prospectively compared three types of third-generation polyurethane PICCs. One hundred and eighty adult patients candidate to chemotherapy were randomized into ...
Dean Anastasia A Department of Vascular Surgery, Western Hospital, Gordon Street, Footscray, VIC 3011, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Type 1 endoleak is a rare complication after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a reported frequency up to 2.88%. It is a major risk factor for aneurysmal enlargement and rupture. We present a case of a 68 year old gentleman who was found to have a proximal type ...
Avila Jacob O JO Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Emergency Heart-Stroke Center, Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN. - - 2014
Ultrasound guidance is now the standard of care when placing a central venous catheter (CVC), resulting in decreased complications and increased first-pass success rates. However, even with ultrasound guidance being used for the initial venipuncture, misplacement of a CVC in either an unwanted vein or in an artery still occurs. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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