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Espinosa Gerard - - 2010
Behçet's disease is a systemic vasculitis characterised by recurrent mouth and genital ulcers and uveitis. About 25% of patients suffer from vascular involvement. We describe a patient with Behçet's disease who suffered recurrent pulmonary embolism and developed severe chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The patient was successfully treated with pulmonary endarterectomy ...
Navarro Fábio Binhara - - 2010
The cryopreserved homograft is a good valve substitute due attributes like excellent hemodynamics, low incidence of thromboembolic events, infection resistance and good mid-term durability. However, progressive homograft degeneration and fibrocalcification may occur, particularly in the childhood and young adults. Their antigenicity triggers an immunological reaction that plays an important role ...
Chang Dong Woo - - 2010
In order to study the treatment of aneurysms, the technique of making experimental aneurysms in laboratory animals must be established. In our study, to examine the feasibility of making experimental aneurysm and selective angiography on the common carotid artery in rabbits and to determine the size of experimental aneurysm after ...
Scacciatella Paolo - - 2010
Acute coronary syndrome because of left main coronary artery (LMCA) occlusion is a catastrophic event associated with poor prognosis and high in-hospital mortality. The most common cause for LMCA thrombosis is an atherosclerotic plaque rupture with subsequent superimposed thrombus formation. If this cause is excluded, rare causes should be investigated ...
Heuser Cara C - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic infantile arterial calcification is a rare disorder that often results in fetal or neonatal demise. Few reports have detailed an early diagnosis, complete antenatal and postnatal imaging, and postmortem findings. CASE: A patient presented at 33 weeks of gestation with hydrops fetalis. Idiopathic infantile arterial calcification was diagnosed ...
Slezák P - - 2010
Wire myograph is a device for the in vitro investigation of both, active and passive properties of arteries. Arteries from a variety of animal species, pathological states, and vascular beds were investigated using this method. We focus on the normalization procedure which is aimed to standardize experimental settings and, in ...
Olopade James O - - 2010
The report of the occurrence of additional renal arteries in domestic animals is rare in the literature. We report a case of an additional renal artery in the left kidney found in a Red Sokoto goat cadaver. The additional renal artery originated from the abdominal aorta 3.80 cm cranial to ...
Yamakoshi Ken-Ichi - - 2010
This paper discussed physiological measurement instrumentation for ambulatory/wearable physiological monitoring, cardio-pulmonary monitoring, activity monitoring, and biochemical monitoring. Future aspects also were discussed.
Chen Chao-Chin - - 2009
We presented an unique case of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy concomitant with subaortic obstruction, apical sequestration, and valvular aortic stenosis. The echocardiographic findings were conflicting and characterized by quadruple pressure gradients within the left ventricle, which were compatible with the findings of 64-slice computed tomography imaging and cardiac catheterization.
Brouwers A G A - - 2009
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important mediator of biological functions. Absence or shortage of NO plays a role in the pathogenesis of both hypertrophic pyloric stenosis and persistent pulmonary hypertension. We present a neonate diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension after birth caused by meconium-aspiration syndrome eventually treated with extracorporal membrane oxygenation ...
Mottaghi Hassan - - 2009
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is a rare condition in which there is abnormal connection between pulmonary arteries and veins. The disorder usually appears in late childhood or early adult life, with dyspnea on exertion, clubbing or cyanosis. We present two patients with severe cyanosis and their work-up to diagnosis of ...
Mottaghi Hassan - - 2009
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is a rare condition in which there is abnormal connection between pulmonary arteries and veins. The disorder usually appears in late childhood or early adult life, with dyspnea on exertion, clubbing or cyanosis. We present two patients with severe cyanosis and their work-up to diagnosis of ...
Stoica L - - 2008
Surgery of the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy remains controversial. The safest procedure and the simples procedure is the mitral valve replacement. Septal myomectomy is difficult because of the poor surgical exposure and complications: incomplete resection, complete heart block, ventricular septal defect. A 56 years old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, double coronary stenosis ...
Sotgia Barbara B Department of Clinical Physiopathology-Nuclear Medicine Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi, Florence, - - 2008
To clarify the spatial relationship between coronary microvascular dysfunction and myocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), we compared the measurement of hyperemic myocardial blood flow (hMBF) by PET with the extent of delayed contrast enhancement (DCE) detected by MRI. In 34 patients with HCM, PET was performed using (13)N-labeled ammonia ...
Wykrzykowska Joanna J - - 2008
Among the aging population, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and aortic stenosis often coexist. Distinguishing the contributions of these two pathologies to the patient's symptoms of congestive heart failure, chest pain and syncope is often challenging. Furthermore, the appropriate treatment is highly dependent on a clear determination of pathophysiology. Here, we present a ...
Efthimiadis Georgios K - - 2008
A 56-year-old asymptomatic man was referred for further evaluation because he displayed a rapid T-wave change on the ECG, from positive T waves to giant negative T waves in the anterolateral precordial leads, within 2 years. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed mild left ventricular apical hypertrophy without obstruction. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging ...
Oki Masayuki - - 2008
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterized by thrombo-hemorrhagic complications. But aortic thrombus formation is not so common in the patients with ET at the initial diagnosis. We describe a 65-year-old woman with ET found to have a thoraco-abdominal aortic thrombosis and have splenic infarction, which were successfully ...
Essig Laurie - - 2008
To be a lesbian in academe is to occupy the ghostly world of the Abject. We cannot be and therefore we can only manifest in easily recognized forms: androgyne, mannish lesbian, nice gay girl, ball-busting bitches, and asexual whatisits. Our only hope is to obtain the ever-enviable Phallus, but even ...
Kanjwal Shaffi - - 2008
We discuss the case of a 63 years old female who required repeated intubation due to recurrent pulmonary edema. She was found to have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with a gradient of 82 mmHg across the left ventricular outflow tract. Initially adequate rate control and treatment with negative inotropes did not help ...
Hara Tetsuya - - 2007
We present a 60-year-old woman with chest pain preceded by emotional stress. Trans-thoracic echocardiography demonstrated localized left ventricular hypokinesis around the apical area. Multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) revealed no significant stenosis in the coronary arteries, which comfirmed Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy. We show here the usefulness of MDCT for the noninvasive ...
Mitsutake Ryoko - - 2008
Percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA) has been a useful therapeutic option for medically refractory patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) has enabled the non-invasive detection of coronary arteries. Therefore, we describe here a patient with HOCM who was treated by PTSMA, and the usefulness ...
Sanghvi Neil K - - 2007
The prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is estimated at 1:500 in the general population. Of these patients, approximately 1% develops midcavitary obstruction and subsequent apical aneurysm. We present a brief review of the literature on apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) using a rare case-based example. The etiology for apical aneurysm development is ...
Sarti Juan - - 2006
Portal venous gas associated with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is a rare finding. We describe an atypical radiologic finding discovered on abdominal ultrasound and computed tomographic scan in an infant with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Portal venous gas in the setting of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis constitutes a benign incidental finding for which ...
Wykrzykowska Joanna J - - 2006
Ethanol septal ablation has emerged as a less invasive alternative to surgical myomectomy for treatment of asymmetric hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (ASH). The procedure has very low mortality, but high-degree AV conduction block is a frequent complication. Prior studies have documented baseline left bundle branch block and high volume of ethanol ...
Yi Shuang-Qin SQ Department of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8402, Japan. - - 2006
To clarify the innervation of the antro-pyloric region in humans from a clinico-anatomical perspective. The stomach, duodenum and surrounding structures were dissected in 10 cadavers, and immersed in a 10mg/L solution of alizarin red S in ethanol to stain the peripheral nerves. The distribution details were studied to confirm innervations ...
Schulz-Menger Jeanette - - 2006
The relation to the pressure gradient as assessed by echocardiography and the CMR-derived planimetry of the LVOT is not known, no values for the differentiation of obstruction exist. We studied 37 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and 14 healthy controls using standard sequences with 3D coverage of the left ventricular outflow ...
Goto Takako - - 2006
Objective: Stable animal models for refractory peripheral arterial disease are not established. A standardized animal model of hind-limb ischemia is required upon searching effective treatment for this condition. The aim of the study is to verify previously used hind-limb ischemia models to find a standard method. Methods: Using Balb/ca mice ...
Ahn Young-Beom - - 2005
Halogenated coamendments enhanced dechlorination of 31 microM of spiked 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TeCDD) and 49 microM of spiked 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TeCDF) in sediments from San Diego Bay (CA, USA) and Tuckerton (NJ, USA). Dechlorination of 1,2,3,4-TeCDD occurred to a greater extent under methanogenic than under sulfate-reducing conditions. The most effective stimulation of 1,2,3,4-TeCDD ...
Unger Philippe - - 2006
Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction may be dynamic, most commonly associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and, uncommonly, by congenital anomalies such as discrete subaortic stenosis. We describe a patient with Behçet's disease, presenting with a systolic murmur, fever, and syncope, in whom a diagnosis of subaortic obstruction caused by a pseudo-aneurysm ...
Youn Ho-Joong - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Coronary flow reserve (CFR) capacity of penetrating intramyocardial coronary artery (PICA) in apical hypertrophic (AH) cardiomyopathy has not been studied yet. METHODS: We studied 65 patients with normal coronary angiogram results (mean age 56 +/- 10 years; 33 men, 32 women). Of these, 30 were normotensive without any left ...
Mantone Joseph - - 2005
With the trial of Richard Scrushy, left, finally under way in Alabama, it isn't just the former HealthSouth executive being scrutinized. It's the first courtroom test for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which holds CEOs accountable for false financial statements. Scrushy's defense attorneys have already begun laying the groundwork to ...
Sengupta Partho P - - 2004
Noncompaction of left ventricular myocardium (NCLV), or "spongy myocardium," in adults represents an arrest in endomyocardial morphogenesis and occurs as an isolated cardiomyopathy. Because NCLV can be readily mistaken for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, echocardiographic features other than the structural features of the myocardial wall need to be carefully defined for ...
Celik Seden - - 2004
We aimed to visualize the coronary flow velocities (CFV) of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy by using transthoracic Doppler echocardiography, and to determine the relationship between abnormal CFV patterns and conventional echocardiography indices. Guided by 2-dimensional echocardiography and Doppler color flow mapping, CFV in the distal left anterior descending coronary ...
Venditti C P - - 2004
Biventricular hypertrophy was noted at 24 weeks' gestation in a fetus with isolated cytochrome-c oxidase (COX) deficiency. Shock, caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and severe pulmonary hypertension, led to the patient's death on day 6. His phenotype defines a new lethal variant of COX deficiency characterized by prenatal-onset cardiopulmonary pathophysiology.
Papadopoulos Dimitris P - - 2004
A 60-year-old man with polyarteritis nodosa under treatment presented with syncope. Echocardiography demonstrated hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy; coronary arteriography revealed normal findings, and Holter monitor showed episodes of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. This is the first report of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy developing in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa. Further studies should examine ...
Rutsch Frank - - 2003
Idiopathic infantile arterial calcification (IIAC; OMIM 208000) is characterized by calcification of the internal elastic lamina of muscular arteries and stenosis due to myointimal proliferation. We analyzed affected individuals from 11 unrelated kindreds and found that IIAC was associated with mutations that inactivated ecto-nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1). This cell surface ...
Acartürk Esmeray - - 2003
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) recognized by a unique spadelike configuration on the left ventriculogram. Two-dimensional echocardiography is another useful tool in the diagnosis of this condition. The diagnosis may be difficult and may mimic akinesia or apical thrombus in some patients with poor ...
Delhaas T - - 2003
Whereas intra- and extramural coronary artery narrowing have been found in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, occlusion of extramural coronary arteries has not been reported. Also, only three cases with Noonan syndrome and congenital coronary artery anomalies have been described. We report a patient with Noonan syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and complete ...
Notarnicola Juliana - - 2002
A new species of Litomosoides is described from sigmodontine murids occurring in the rain forests of Misiones, Argentina. Litomosoides anguyai n. sp., a parasite of the abdominal cavity of Oxymycterus misionalis, belongs to the sigmodontis group and is closely related to L. legerae and L. oxymycteri. The new species is ...
Bandyopadhyay Biswajit - - 2002
Phasic narrowing of the coronary arteries on angiography is a well-known entity in both children and adults and has been described in relation to all epicardial arteries. There is a high incidence of myocardial bridges in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy ...
Burchiel S W - - 2001
The article highlighted in this issue is "An Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Independent Mechanism of JP-8 Jet Fuel Immunotoxicity in Ah-Responsive and Ah-Nonresponsive Mice" by Andrew C. Dudley, Margie M. Peden-Adams, Jackie EuDaly, Richard S. Pollenz, and Deborah E. Keil (pp. 251-259).
Rutsch F - - 2001
Inogranic pyrophosphate (PPi) inhibits hydroxyapatite deposition, and mice deficient in the PPi-generating nucleoside triphosphate pyrophosphohydrolase (NTPPPH) Plasma cell membrane glycoprotein-1 (PC-1) develop peri-articular and arterial calcification in early life. In idiopathic infantile arterial calcification (IIAC), hydroxyapatite deposition and smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation occur, sometimes associated with peri-articular calcification. Thus, ...
O─čuzkurt P - - 2000
Infantile pyloric stenosis is one of the most common conditions requiring surgery during the first few weeks of life. The association of infantile pyloric stenosis with gastric volvulus in an extremely uncommon occurrence. A 10-month-old male infant operated for infantile pyloric stenosis at two months of age is presented. His ...
Callahan M J - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) has been described in association with several obstructive antropyloric lesions including idiopathic foveolar hyperplasia (gastric mucosal hypertrophy), feeding tubes, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, and hypertrophic antral polyps. Non obstructive antral webs have also been described with HPS. PATIENT AND METHODS: We present a case of gastric-outlet obstruction ...
George S J - - 1999
The human saphenous vein is the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting owing to its ready availability, ease of harvesting, and favorable surgical handling (1). However, it suffers from a progressive decline in patency, resulting in a graft failure rate of 50% after 10 yr (2,3). This ...
O─čuzkurt P - - 1999
Although infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis following esophageal atresia repair is known, infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis following H-type tracheoesophageal fistula has not been encountered previously. A case of H-type tracheoesophageal fistula and infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is presented. The patient, operated on for H-type fistula, a rare congenital anomaly of the ...
Orino T - - 1999
We discuss the clinical course of aneonate with idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who showed rapid progression of stenosis of the right ventricular outflow tract and reduction in size of the right ventricular cavity due to thicken ing of the ventricular septum. Medical treatment proved unsuccessful. We suggest that balloon atrial septostomy ...
Matsumoto T - - 1998
AIMS: To establish whether MIB-1 and p53 staining are useful for differentiating pilocytic astrocytomas and astrocytomas from anaplastic astrocytomas and glioblastomas. This study was restricted to children and young adults under 30 years of age because of the differences in p53 mutations between paediatric and adult astrocytomas. METHODS AND RESULTS: ...
Shirai K - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To examine haematological features in five species of healthy, captive marine mammals. ANIMALS: Twenty bottlenose dolphins (Tursips truncatus), seven Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), five Risso dolphins (Grampus griseus) and five false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens). RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The red blood cell count was 4.21 x 10(12)/L in ...
Bauters C - - 1997
Restenosis remains the major limitation of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Restenosis after balloon angioplasty is due to vascular remodeling and neointimal hyperplasia. In spite of encouraging results in animal models, most of the pharmacological trials of prevention of restenosis in humans have produced negative results. This has prompted interest in ...
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