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Kamat Niharika - - 2011
To develop an ex-vivo arterial perfusion model to evaluate vascular responses to bare metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES) in porcine carotid arteries. Porcine carotid arteries with BMS or DES were cultured under hemodynamic stimuli for 24 hours and 72 hours. Vascular responses of arteries with stents were assessed ...
Mücke T - - 2011
The aim of the study was to develop a reliable and reproducible arterial aneurysm model for microsurgical training and further research with dimensions comparable to those encountered in aneurysms in humans. The arterial aneurysm models were created microsurgically at the bifurcation of the abdominal aorta using a graft of the ...
Muthialu Nagarajan - - 2010
Idiopathic pulmonary artery aneurysms are rare and need a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Surgery is the treatment of choice, especially when the aneurysms are large and when they are associated with pulmonary regurgitation. This report highlights a case in which successful surgical repair preserved the native pulmonary valve ...
Mazensky D - - 2010
Study design:The study was carried out in rabbit.Objective:To investigate the arterial blood supply of the spinal cord in rabbit as model in experimental spinal cord ischemia surgery.Setting:The study was carried out in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovak Republic.Methods:The study ...
Hashi Craig K - - 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the NanoVasc Vascular Graft in comparison with a marketed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft, both in vitro and in vivo. The graft was evaluated for use as both a bypass and arteriovenous (AV) access graft. Early-stick capabilities and patency were the primary ...
Bassi Patrizia - - 2010
A newborn male Romagnola calf, who had died a few hours after birth, was submitted for postmortem examination. Necropsy revealed a 23 cm × 22 cm × 5 cm, pale pink, lobulated, elastic, partially fluctuant mass that protruded from the dorsal retroperitoneal space into the abdominal cavity, extending from the diaphragm to the ...
Oliveira Cintia - - 2010
A 5-year-old female spayed Labrador Retriever dog was referred to the Louisiana State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for treatment of pneumothorax. Thoracic radiographs and computed tomography showed spontaneous pneumothorax, thoracic lymphadenopathy, pulmonary hypertension, and multifocal pulmonary bulla lesions. At surgery, numerous adult nematodes protruded from the parenchyma of the left ...
Shankarappa Ravindranath Khandenahally - - 2011
Arteriovenous malformations arising from iliac arteries are rare anomalies. Percutaneous embolization of such malformations is an established therapeutic option. In this paper, we will describe a case, wherein the internal iliac artery feeding a giant arteriovenous fistula was closed using a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) duct occluder percutaneously. The PDA ...
Mimae Takahiro - - 2010
The applicability of absorbable materials as ligatures of pulmonary vessels has not been described. The present study compares tissue reactions around sites of pulmonary arteries ligated with absorbable material (Vicryl) and with nonabsorbable material (silk). Beagle dogs underwent thoracotomy and the pulmonary artery branches were ligated with silk or Vicryl ...
Nici Linda - - 2010
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a nonpharmacologic therapy that has emerged as a standard of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered intervention that includes patient assessment, exercise training, self-management education, and psychosocial support. In the United States, pulmonary rehabilitation is usually given in outpatient, ...
LaBelle Michael F - - 2010
Pulmonary artery sling is a rare congenital vascular anomaly that typically presents in the first month of life with severe respiratory symptoms. In this condition, the left pulmonary artery originates off the right pulmonary artery and courses between the trachea and esophagus, causing compression of both structures. Of those patients ...
Nakajima Jun - - 2010
The indication for pulmonary metastasectomy has been postulated based on nonrandomized clinical experiences. The postoperative survival rate of selected patients with pulmonary metastasis is acceptable; nevertheless, pulmonary metastasectomy might cure patients if the neoplastic cells are located only in the lung parenchyma. Computed tomography has been the most reliable preoperative ...
Yu J - - 2010
The aim of this study was to develop an improved binary logistic regression model for predicting the risk of intracranial aneurysm rupture. A cohort of patients (n=37) with aneurysms underwent three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography examination to measure several morphological parameters of the aneurysm. The aspect ratio (height/neck size) and the ...
Navarro Paula - - 2011
Tularemia is a rare zoonotic disease caused by Francisella tularensis, a Gram-negative bacteria. The clinical manifestations of pulmonary tularemia resemble those of other airways infections. Recently, a case of pulmonary tularemia was diagnosed at Tufts Medical Center. The purpose of the current report is to document the utility of applying ...
Erdo─čan Ilkay - - 2010
This study aimed to compare the results of angiocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of pulmonary regurgitation following repair of tetralogy of Fallot. We prospectively studied 37 patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. After routine examination cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and cardiac catheterization and angiography were ...
Nakatsu Taro - - 2010
A 65-year-old woman with a 9-year surgical history of a left breast phyllodes tumor was admitted with progressive chest pain on effort. Computed tomography showed severe stenosis of the main pulmonary artery, with the mass originating from the ventricular septum. We planned to resect the tumor the next day. However, ...
Warheit David B - - 2010
This brief discussion provides an overview of current concepts and perceptions regarding the pulmonary toxicity of ultrafine or nanoparticles. These aspects include, but are not limited to comparisons of fine particle vs. ultrafine particle effects and the unique response of pulmonary effects in rats vs. other rodent species, particularly at ...
Hiramatsu Takeshi - - 2010
A 2-year-old girl with isolated unilateral absence of right pulmonary artery is described. Catheterization at 5 months demonstrated hypoplastic right pulmonary artery by pulmonary venous wedge angiography, and the patient underwent right Blalock-Taussig shunt and angioplasty of right pulmonary artery with autologous pericardial roll as an initial step. At 2 ...
Goyal Jatinder - - 2011
A 50-year-old man, with a history of right lower lobectomy for pulmonary adenocystic carcinoma, presented with chronic flank pain due to a large mass in the right kidney. He also had bilateral pulmonary nodules and cardiac masses, indicating metastatic disease. Simultaneous metastatic involvement of the kidney and the heart from ...
Zhong Yu-Min M - - 2010
The left pulmonary artery sling (LPAS) is a rare vascular anomaly where the left pulmonary artery arises from the right pulmonary artery, passes over the right bronchus, and goes posteriorly between the trachea and esophagus. The LPAS is frequently associated with cardiac and non-cardiac defects including tracheobronchial abnormalities. To evaluate ...
Pandya Rajul - - 2010
We present a very unusual case of giant infantile pulmonary hemangioma presenting as a large solitary pulmonary mass. This was successfully managed with surgical resection. Histological examination revealed that the mass was positive for GLUT-1 receptor, a marker for infantile hemangioma. To our knowledge only a few cases of pulmonary ...
Inoue Miki - - 2010
We describe systemic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries that developed after bilateral pulmonary artery banding in a patient with hypoplastic left cardiac syndrome. The growth of collateral arteries should be evaluated carefully because bilateral pulmonary artery banding under prostaglandin E1 administration is considered an initial palliative option.
Newman Beverley - - 2010
Distinctive imaging findings are present when the left pulmonary artery (LPA) arises from the right pulmonary artery and forms a sling around the airway passing between airway and esophagus to reach the left lung. It is important to recognize the 2 distinct types of pulmonary sling. The less complex type ...
Seiler Gabriela S - - 2010
Evolution of pulmonary arterial and parenchymal changes as assessed with computed tomography (CT) is described in a dog experimentally infected with Dirofilaria immitis. The dog was imaged 125, 168, 216, and 402 days after infection. Initial changes during the prepatent phase of infection included enlargement of the peripheral caudal lobar ...
Yorgun Hikmet - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the incidence of pulmonary abnormalities and document early follow-up results in subjects undergoing multislice computed tomography coronary angiography for the assessment of coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, 1206 patients including 701 men (58.1%) with a mean age of 58.75 ...
Yamashita Suguru - - 2010
We recommend thoracoscopic enucleation with the aid of a video-assisted thoracic surgery marker to treat pulmonary hamartoma, even when it stays in the center of pulmonary lobe. We report how we were able to enucleate a pulmonary hamartoma safely and manage the patient during hospitalization.
Bourbeau J - - 2010
A truly successful pulmonary rehabilitation entails implementing physical activity maintenance. This article reviews the current knowledge on pulmonary rehabilitation and the expected benefits, the setting, the relationship between self-management and pulmonary rehabilitation, in order to develop and implement clinically-effective physical activity maintenance interventions. The effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation is well-established. ...
Lee Paul - - 2010
Hyponatremia is among the most common biochemical abnormalities in hospital inpatients. The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is one of several causes of hyponatremia, particularly in patients with pulmonary diseases. The mechanism of SIADH associated with pulmonary infection is, however, poorly understood. We report an unusual case of ...
van Teeffelen Augustinus S P - - 2010
Prediction of pulmonary hypoplasia after midtrimester preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) is important for optimal management. We performed a systematic review to assess the capacity of clinical parameters to predict pulmonary hypoplasia. A systematic literature search in EMBASE and MEDLINE was performed to identify articles published on pulmonary hypoplasia ...
Chen S - - 2010
Primary pulmonary hypoplasia is a rare, usually lethal, condition presenting only after birth without other congenital abnormalities. We describe the first case of fraternal twins diagnosed prenatally with primary pulmonary hypoplasia. Both had diffuse hypoplasia of the pulmonary arteries initially identified by fetal echocardiography and confirmed at autopsy following termination. ...
El Ghannam Hesham - - 2010
Pulmonary actinomycosis presented as a mass-like consolidation. The diagnosis was not established until clinical suspicion prompted special staining of the pathology material. Response to antibiotics was facilitated by a removal of the airway plug through bronchoscopy. Airway obstruction may contribute to the prolonged medical treatment of pulmonary actinomycosis.
Jacobs Michael J - - 2010
In our experience, single-stage open repair of descending thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with concurrent aortic arch disease is technically feasible via a high left thoracotomy or a thoracolaparotomy. Distal aortic and antegrade brain perfusion, in combination with brain and spinal cord protection, seems to contribute to adequate surgical and ...
Braun Anne - - 2010
Restenosis remains the main complication of balloon angioplasty and/or stent implantation. Preclinical testing of new pharmacologic agents preventing restenosis largely rely on porcine models, where restenosis is assessed after endothelial abrasion of the arterial wall or stent implantation. We combined endothelial cell denudation and implantation of stents to develop a ...
Gamboa Ricardo R Sección de Cardiología Infantil, Hospital Universitario, Fundación Favaloro, Buenos Aires, - - 2010
Surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus in adults involves a number of risks because there are associated anatomic and histologic alterations. Between October 1992 and August 2008, 23 patients were referred to our department with isolated patent ductus arteriosus. Their age ranged from 16-75 years (median 25.5 years) and their ...
Ibinaiye P O - - 2009
A 45 year old trader presented with history of persistent productive cough, progressively increasing dyspnoea, malaise and fever of 6 months prior to presentations. He also complained of severe lower backache and stiffness that radiated to both legs of 5 years duration. Chest radiograph revealed left apical fibrosis, coarse, linear ...
Kang Young Ae - - 2009
We investigated the utility of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) for differentiating pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) from bacterial community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in South Korea, a country with an intermediate TB burden. We conducted a prospective study, enrolling 87 participants with suspected CAP in a community-based referral hospital. A clinical ...
Flaherty G - - 2011
Primary leiomyosarcomas of the pulmonary artery are very rare tumours with 30 cases reported in the English literature. Herein, we report the first case with evidence of a renal metastasis. The tumour was discovered at autopsy in a 61-year-old woman who had presented with shortness of breath and chest pain. ...
Lima M - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper was to report the management of a very rare malformative association of Left Pulmonary Artery (LPA) sling and Tracheal Lobe which is not still reported in scientific literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Authors describe the clinical case of a 6 years old girl that ...
Koch Achim - - 2010
A 64-year-old male developed chest pain while gardening. Aortic dissection and coronary artery disease were excluded but chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed an aneurysmic enlargement of the pulmonary artery and a fluttering structure within. He underwent immediate sternotomy for replacement of the pulmonary artery. Histology showed an intimal sarcoma ...
Talwar Sachin - - 2010
In this report, we present our experience with successful pulmonary valve repair for pulmonary regurgitation in a 15-year-old patient who had undergone percutaneous pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary stenosis in the neonatal period. The pathological findings and the technique of repair are described in detail as the number of such ...
Stella Franco - - 2009
A 79-year-old woman had a primary tumor of the pulmonary artery, which was initially diagnosed as chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. Multislice angio-computed tomography showed a solid mass in the right pulmonary artery. Radical resection of the tumor was achieved by right pneumonectomy via a transsternal transpericardial approach. The patient was alive ...
Ciobanu Laura D - - 2009
Elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neglected in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation some decades ago, have nowadays evidence-based recommendations to attend it. There are no serious limitations excepting the locomotor handicap (neurological and musculoskeletal disability), severe cardiovascular and cognitive impairment. Multiple outcomes are expected to show up, as ...
Hou Yulong - - 2010
A 72-year-old woman with pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma was successfully treated with surgery. With heightened clinical awareness and technological advancement, more and more cases were diagnosed definitely before operation. Computed tomography of the chest showed a mass in right ventricular extending to pulmonary trunk and the left pulmonary artery. The ...
Siela Debra - - 2009
Critically ill obese patients have many challenging pulmonary problems. The first key is to understand pathophysiology in the pulmonary system related to obesity. Second, it is important to identify the altered physical assessments and diagnostics that occur because of the pulmonary pathophysiology of obesity. Lastly, one should be aware of ...
Bulley Catherine - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pulmonary rehabilitation has been found to be an effective strategy for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, attendance at such programmes is not optimal, therefore, this study aimed to develop an in-depth understanding of views regarding attendance at pulmonary rehabilitation and experiences which may have shaped ...
Ozer Necla - - 2009
Acquired pulmonary stenosis is rare in adults and may be missed unless a high index of suspicion is present. Extrinsic pulmonic stenosis is even rarer and predominantly caused by external thoracic masses creating non-dynamic obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract. A 20-year-old female was referred to our center with ...
Goksel Onur S - - 2009
Pulmonary arterial sling, rare in itself, is even rarer when associated with tetralogy of Fallot. Successful single-stage correction of this combination, with extensive pulmonary arterial reconstruction, has been reported only occasionally. We describe our experience with an 18 month-old girl, showing that extensive reconstruction of both the pulmonary arteries and ...
Kan Chung-Dann - - 2009
Sano's modification of the right ventricle to main pulmonary artery shunt improves the surgical results of the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Usually the transected distal stump of the main pulmonary artery is reconstructed by direct suturing of a polytetrafluoroethylene tube or suturing on a pericardial bifurcation patch. ...
Izumi Nobuhiro - - 2009
An 18-year-old woman presented with hemoptysis during long-distant running. A chest computed tomographic scan revealed a well-demarcated, round-shaped, solitary mass (3.0 cm in diameter) in the left pulmonary hilum. The bleeding was getting more often and a left upper lobectomy was carried out to avoid critical airway bleeding. A solid ...
Yamamoto Hiroshi - - 2009
We describe surgical and adjuvant therapeutic management of a right ventricular (RV) sarcoma and pulmonary artery occlusion. Echocardiographic evaluation of a 39-year-old man with exertional dyspnea revealed a tumor mass in the right ventricle, pulmonary trunk, and bilateral pulmonary arteries. The tumor was resected with concomitant pulmonary valvotomy, but the ...
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