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Vijayalakshmi Ishwarappa Balekundri IB Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research Bengaluru, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Device closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is treatment of choice. But device closure in presence of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) remains a challenge. Data on patient selection, technical considerations, and complications are limited. To know the challenges and efficacy of device closure of PDA with PAH. Out of 1,325 ...
Lucatelli Pierleone P Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Radiological, Oncological and Anatomo-Pathological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
In the last years, the interest into interventional applications of C-arm cone-beam CT (CBCT) progressively raised, widening its clinical application from the original field of interventional neuroradiology to the field of peripheral procedures. Liver embolization procedures, due to their complexity and potential treatment-related life-threatening complications, represent one of the main ...
Netuka Ivan I Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech - - 2014
We describe a minimally invasive technique for the removal of a temporary right ventricular assist device (RVAD) that provided support concomitant with durable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. The RVAD cannulas are mobilized through a small subxiphoid incision at the cannula exit site. Both cannulas are transected subcutaneously, then ...
Xu Xiang X Department of Neurosurgery, Tangshan Gongren Hospital, Tangshan, 063000, Hebei, China, - - 2014
Elderly patients are more susceptible to intracranial aneurysms. However, many of them are poor surgical candidates and often have to undergo endovascular treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of double-microcatheter technique as an alternative to a balloon- or stent-assisted techniques for wide-neck aneurysms ...
Barbetta Iacopo I Service of Interventional Radiology, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Lugano, - - 2014
This article reviews the arterial access sites used in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, including common femoral, superficial femoral, and popliteal arterial puncture. The optimal approach and techniques for arterial puncture will be described and technical tips and tricks will be discussed. An overview of the currently available vascular ...
Palena Luis Mariano LM Interventional Radiology Unit, Foot & Ankle Clinic, Policlinico Abano Terme, - - 2014
Purpose : To describe a novel technical strategy to approach below-the-ankle chronic total occlusions after failed antegrade recanalization in patients who are not candidates for retrograde puncture. Technique : After a failure of antegrade recanalization of the tibial and foot vessels, an antegrade pedal access can be performed in the ...
Tsukashita Masaki M Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New - - 2014
Given the purported hemodynamic advantages of the right ventricle (RV) to pulmonary artery (PA) conduit, many surgeons have adopted it as their preferred source of pulmonary blood flow during stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Potential disadvantages of the RV-PA shunt include ventricular dysfunction, pseudoaneurysm formation, arrhythmia, and ...
Ohira Suguru S Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
A patent graft is one of the major concerns in redo cardiac surgery. A full skeletonization technique using an ultrasonic scalpel is a breakthrough method to harvest the internal thoracic artery, being first reported in 2000. Here, we describe a reskeletonization technique to safely dissect a patent internal thoracic artery graft ...
Graziano Francesca F Neurosurgical Clinic, "P. Giaccone" University Hospital, Palermo University Palermo; Palermo, Italy - - - 2014
Vascular lesions of the vertebrobasilar junction (VBJ) are challenging in neurosurgical practice, and their gold-standard therapy is still under debate. We describe the operative strategies currently in use for the management of these complex vascular lesions and discuss their rationale in a literature meta-analysis and single centre blinded retrospective study. ...
Nakagawa Ichiro I Department of Neurosurgery, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, - - 2014
We report a case of a direct carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV who presented with progressive chemosis and diplopia. To prevent potential lethal arterial wall injury due to the fragility of the arterial vessel wall, the ipsilateral carotid artery and internal jugular vein were ...
Bekdache Khaldoun K Department of Surgery, Danbury Hospital, CT, - - 2014
Despite the improvement of endovascular techniques, one aspect of aneurysmal disease that continues to be challenging is the management of aortoiliac aneurysms. Sacrificing the hypogastric artery (HGA) for effective treatment is not without sequelae; that may include buttocks claudication, colonic ischemia, spinal cord ischemia, as well as buttock and scrotal ...
Calcaterra Domenico D From the *Abbott Northwestern Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgery, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, MN USA; and †Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA - - 2014
Aortic root reconstruction is a demanding surgical procedure still associated with a significant morbidity. Arguably, the most demanding aspect of the operation is reestablishing continuity between the prosthetic graft replacing the aortic root and the coronary arteries. With the objective of simplifying the possible challenges of coronary reimplantation, we designed ...
Feezor Robert J RJ University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, - - 2014
The role of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and expand at a rapid pace. The advanced age and frailty of many TAVR candidates often presents complex vascular access challenges when contemplating the exact route of valve delivery. As the indications and approved routes of delivery have evolved, ...
Dos Santos S J SJ The Whiteley Clinic, Stirling House, Stirling Road, Guildford, UK; University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Guildford, - - 2014
Previous research into pelvic venous reflux has suggested that the size of the ovarian veins indicates the presence or absence of reflux. It is already known that vessel diameter is not an indicator of reflux in the great saphenous vein. However, to this day, physicians still use vein size to ...
Hsieh Tung-Ying TY From the *Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital; and †Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Intimal dissection can cause an irregular internal surface with intimal flaps and subendothelial collagen exposure. This has been associated with a high risk of thrombosis. Trimming the artery to a healthy level is routinely recommended to avoid intimal dissection. However, this method is limited when there is inadequate vascular length ...
Park Young Eun YE 0000-0002-5211-9500 Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Daegu Catholic University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Endovascular salvage of the hypogastric artery using iliac branch device (IBD) during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), offers less invasive alternative solution to surgery to prevent pelvic ischemia. We have performed the first Korean surgeon custom-made IBD for this purpose to overcome the limitation of unavailability of the devices in ...
Venbrux Anthony A Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, George Washington University, Washington, - - 2014
Objectives: Endovascular occlusion of blood vessels represents a key component of interventional therapy. While coils are most commonly used, vessel occlusion is generally not achieved immediately and may necessitate a large number of devices. It has been suggested that endovascular plugs may overcome these limitations; however, immediate and durable occlusion ...
Jalal Zakaria Z Centre de Référence Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes - M3C, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Pediatric Cardiology, Paris, France; Centre de Référence Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes - M3C, George Pompidou European Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Unit for Adults with congenital heart defects, Paris, France; University Hospital of Bordeaux - Department of Paediatric and Adult Congenital Heart defects, Pessac, - - 2014
Objectives: This paper sought to describe a new modification of the Melody valve that allows percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in complex outflow tracts. Background: PPVI has been validated as a valuable therapeutic option for the management of patients with dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tracts (RVOT). However, complex and unfavourable ...
Gosain Priyanka P From the Columbia University Division of Cardiology1 at the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Florida; the Department of Internal Medicine, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois2; and the Division of Cardiac Surgery3 at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, - - 2014
The hybrid approach to coronary revascularization is an evolving technique that is being used as an alternative to the traditional median sternotomy coronary artery bypass graft surgery. It combines a minimally invasive approach to bypass the left anterior descending coronary artery with a percutaneous approach to revascularize the other coronary ...
Kim Hyo-Cheol HC Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine; Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Center; and Clinical Research Institute and Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, # 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
From October 2013 to March 2014, the shepherd's hook technique was attempted in 21 patients for superselective catheterization of the hepatic artery. The technique was successful in 18 of 21 patients (86%).The indications for using the shepherd's hook technique were acute angulation < 60 degrees (n = 14), a small ...
Baltsavias Gerasimos G Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
Leptomeningeal venous drainage of cranial dural arteriovenous fistulae is the most important determinant of adverse clinical course. Factors that predispose to its occurrence have not been adequately addressed in the literature. In the present study, we investigated the relation of shunt location to the development of leptomeningeal venous drainage, with ...
Wu Chun-Yu CY Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
The role of ultrasound examination in detection of postprocedure complications from totally implantable venous access devices (TIVAD) placement is still uncertain. In a cohort of 665 cancer outpatients, we assessed a quick ultrasound examination protocol in early detection of mechanical complications of catheterization. Immediately after TIVAD placement, an ultrasound examination ...
Sabri Saher S SS Departments of Radiology. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate limb salvage after recanalization of lower extremity arteries using retrograde pedal access in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). A retrospective review was performed of all patients in whom retrograde pedal arterial access was used for recanalization of infrainguinal occlusive disease between September 2002 and January 2013. Treatment ...
Spiotta Alejandro M AM Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
Carotid sacrifice is a valuable tool in the treatment of select vascular lesions. Traditional coil embolization as the primary means of carotid sacrifice can be expensive, with high radiation exposure. We investigated the feasibility of a novel hybrid coil, the Penumbra occlusion device (POD), for carotid sacrifice in a swine ...
Fujikawa Takuya T Aortic Center, Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan - - 2014
The reversed elephant trunk procedure uses an inverted graft for distal aortic replacement before aortic arch replacement in patients with mega aorta, to reduce the risk in the second stage. However, the conventional technique restricts the maximum diameter of the inverted graft to the aortic graft diameter. We employed a ...
Lombardi M M Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Ospedale Pediatrico Giovanni XXIII, Bari, - - 2014
The usual surgical practice after repair of a Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC) is to ligate the vertical vein (VV). Many surgeons find it expedient to leave the VV unligated to reduce pulmonary arterial pressure, decrease perioperative pulmonary hypertensive crisis, provide better hemodynamics postoperatively (1), and enable the adaptation ...
Yang Song S Department of Ultrasonography, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
Coronary slow flow (CSF) in coronary angiography (CAG) is a well-recognized clinical entity. Previous studies have suggested that microvascular abnormalities and endothelial dysfunction are responsible for CSF. Accordingly, we hypothesized that the CSF phenomenon is a form of atherosclerosis including both small vessels and epicardial coronary arteries. The echo-tracking (ET) ...
Saouti Nabil N Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein. Electronic address: - - 2014
To describe the transapical approach for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). Three patients, 2 elective and one emergent, with thoracic aorta aneurysm are described with vascular or direct aortic inaccessible access, who underwent TEVAR through transapical access. The technique is described in detail emphasizing the usefulness of the through-and-through guidewire, ...
Nii Kouhei K Department of Neurosurgery, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Chikushino, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We investigated the incidence of embolic protection device retrieval difficulties at carotid artery stenting (CAS) with a closed-cell stent and demonstrated the usefulness of a manual carotid compression assist technique. Between July 2010 and October 2013, we performed 156 CAS procedures using self-expandable closed-cell stents. All procedures were performed with ...
Takahashi Yosuke Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka City General Hospital, 2-13-22 Miyakojima Hondori, Miyakojimaku, Osaka, 564-0021, Japan, - - 2014
Patients with total circumferential mitral annular calcification (MAC) extending into the intervalvular fibrous body and aortic annulus have a high risk of cardiac surgery, which remains a technical challenge for surgeons. Our technique for MAC is characterized as simple supra-mitral annular prosthesis insertion after minimum debridement of calcification ("half-and-half technique"). ...
Wilson W W Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
We describe a case of a Scimitar syndrome "variant" where dual drainage existed from the right upper and middle pulmonary veins to the inferior vena cava and left atrium. Device closure of the anomalous vein at the level of the connection to the IVC was successful in achieving diversion of ...
Khanna Ashish K AK Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Anesthesiology Institute & Outcomes Research*, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Routine chest roentgenogram to confirm catheter placement in a postsurgical patient showed a left-sided internal jugular central venous catheter that did not appear to cross the midline. Arterial blood gas samples showed greater oxygenation from the central catheter as compared with the peripheral arterial sample. However, a transduced waveform showed ...
Ashour Ramsey R http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3079-7052 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Intracranial blister aneurysms are rare lesions that are notoriously more difficult to treat than typical saccular aneurysms. High complication rates associated with surgery have sparked considerable interest in endovascular techniques, though not well-studied, to treat blister aneurysms. To evaluate our experience using various endovascular approaches to treat blister aneurysms. All ...
Anayama Takashi T Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Surgery II, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kochi, - - 2014
Video-assisted thoracoscopic wedge resection of multiple small, non-visible, and nonpalpable pulmonary nodules is a clinical challenge. We propose an ultra-minimally invasive technique for localization of pulmonary nodules using the electromagnetic navigation bronchoscope (ENB)-guided transbronchial indocyanine green (ICG) injection and intraoperative fluorescence detection with a near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence thoracoscope. Fluorescence properties ...
Geiger M M AZ St--Blasius, Dendermonde, Belgium - - - 2014
Surgical endarterectomy has been considered the prefered technique for treating the common femoral artery (CFA). Although favorable endovascular treatment results of the CFA have recently become available, losing the groin area as an important acess site is still the major concern for this technique to become the golden standart. Nevertheless, ...
Vidal V V Department of Radiology, Hôpital de la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13385, Marseille, Cedex 05, France, - - 2014
The 'emborrhoid' technique consists of the embolization of the hemorrhoidal arteries. The endovascular arterial occlusion is performed using coils placed in the terminal branches of the superior rectal arteries. The emborrhoid technique has been modeled after elective transanal Doppler-guided hemorrhoidal artery ligation which has been shown to be effective in ...
Yoshida Hitoshi H Department of Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori, 036-8562, Japan, - - 2014
Unintentional posterior venous wall penetration during internal jugular vein (IJV) cannulation may cause critical arterial injuries in spite of ultrasound guidance. We aimed to evaluate whether small venous diameter and anterior venous wall tenting by a needle would be associated with posterior venous wall penetration, and to seek factors related ...
Zhu Lei L Department of Hand and Foot Surgery, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China ; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jinan Central Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, - - 2014
Fingertip defect can be treated with many flaps such as random pattern abdominal flap, retrograde digital artery island flap, V-Y advancement flap, etc. However, swelling in the fingertip, dysfunction of sensation, flexion and extension contracture or injury in the hemi-artery of the finger usually occurs during the recovery phase. Recently, ...
Yang So-Hee SH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
We experienced a case in which a central venous catheter (CVC) was misplaced into the wrong vein, which was mistaken for the internal jugular vein (IJV), identified by chest x-ray and ultrasound. The vertebral vein passes through the transverse foramina from the atlas to the 6th cervical vertebra. After exiting ...
Li Cong-Hui CH Department of Neurosurgery, Shijiazhuang First Hospital, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050011, - - 2014
Tiny cerebral aneurysms are difficult to embolize because the aneurysm's sac is too small for a single small coil, and coils within the aneurysm may escape from the confinement of a stent. This study was performed to introduce the stent-assisted coil-jailing technique and to investigate its effect on the coil ...
Hiramatsu Yuji Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
An alternative pulmonary valve-sparing technique for primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot is presented. Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract was accomplished by augmentation of the anterior facing pulmonary cusp, the pulmonary annulus, and the main pulmonary artery using a single autologous pericardial patch. This valve-sparing technique preserves the ...
Ohira Suguru S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8566, Japan, - - 2014
The stentless aortic bioprosthesis has been used because of its excellent hemodynamics and few valve-related complications. We report a case of redo aortic root replacement for severe aortic regurgitation and dilatation of the Valsalva sinus 7 years after the implantation of a Prima Plus aortic root bioprosthesis (Edwards LifeScience, Irvine, CA, ...
Gaudino Mario M Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The clinical and angiographic benefits related to the use of the radial artery (RA) as a bypass conduit have extensively been proven. However, due to its morpho-functional features and its anatomic position, successful use of the RA requires careful consideration of several technical issues. We herein summarize the current evidence ...
Nappi Francesco F Cardiac Surgery Centre Cardiologique du Nord de Saint-Denis, Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The latest reports on the long-term outcome of Ross operation dropped a veil of uncertainty on the future of this life-saving procedure. The potential for pulmonary autograft dilation and failure in growing children led to resize the importance of this operation and favored the reappraisal of other techniques. Nevertheless, the ...
Brinjikji W W From the Departments of Radiology (W.B., D.F.K., H.J.C., G.L.) and Neurosurgery (D.F.K., H.J.C., G.L.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. - - 2014
Treatment of cerebral aneurysms with flow diverters often mandates placement of the device across the ostia of major branches of the internal carotid artery. We determined the patency rates of the anterior choroidal artery after placement of flow-diversion devices across its ostium. We analyzed a consecutive series of patients in ...
Nakama Tatsuya T Department of Cardiology, Miyazaki Medical Association Hospital, Shinbeppu-cho Funato, Miyazaki City, Miyazaki, 738-1, Japan, - - 2014
A purpose of this article is to describe a breakthrough technique for occlusive superficial femoral artery (SFA) recanalization: multi-site access and sheaths insertion (MUSASHI) technique. Trans-collateral retrograde approach (TCA) for SFA cannot become popular because it needs conventional (crossover or ipsilateral) approach, which might not be suitable for collateral channel ...
Abdelaal Eltigani E Quebec Heart-Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, - - 2014
Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of performing sheathless 5Fr transradial percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) using 4Fr diagnostic catheters as dilators. Background: There is a direct association between artery-catheter mismatch and risk of radial artery occlusion (RAO). Methods: We recruited 130 patients who underwent 4Fr sheathless diagnostic angiography ...
Klisch J J From the Institute of Diagnostic und Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology (J.K., V.S., C.S.), Helios Klinikum, Erfurt, Germany; and Departments of Neuroradiology (C.A.T., H.U., S.M.) and Neurology (M.R.), University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, - - 2014
Mechanical thrombectomy by using a single stent retriever system has demonstrated high efficacy for recanalization of large-artery occlusions in acute stroke. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a novel double Solitaire stent retriever technique as an escalating treatment for occlusions that are refractory to first-line single ...
Maninchedda Ugo U Equine Department, VetAgro Sup, Veterinary Campus of Lyon, University of Lyon, Lyon, Marcy l'Etoile, - - 2014
To (1) describe ultrasound-guided percutaneous introduction of a transarterial angiographic catheter into the common carotid artery (CCA); (2) investigate the feasibility of using angiography of the carotid arteries in the guttural pouch region and assess transarterial coil (TAC) placement into the internal carotid artery (ICA). Experimental study. Healthy Standardbred horses ...
Ince Bilsev B Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey - - 2014
Amputation of the thumb causes not only loss of significant functional use of the hand but also psychological and social problems. The procedures of toe-to-thumb transfer, pollicization, or metacarpal extension are recognized and well-documented options in thumb reconstruction. Although these techniques have been successfully applied, they have some disadvantages. This ...
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