The case for computed tomographic angiography for initial management of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

We present a case in which computed tomographic angiography was invaluable in the detection and subsequent empirical transarterial embolization of a lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage and offer evidence as to why it should be a first-line tool in the management of these patients. PMID: 28670085 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: MMD-associated aneurysms occurred in 3.3% of the MMD cohort in this study, of which 63.6% were major-artery aneurysms and 36.4% were non-major-artery aneurysms. The major-artery group included 17.9% that became angiographically worse, while 31.2% were growing or hemorrhaging in the non-major-artery group. PMID: 33029969 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
We present the case of limb ischemia secondary to accidental intra-arterial buprenorphine/naloxone film injection successfully treated with sublingual nitroglycerin. A 39-year-old man with history of intravenous drug use presented sudden severe left hand pain since three days prior to evaluation. Pain was preceded by self-injection of dissolved buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual film onto the affected arm. An arteriogram suggested severe vasoconstriction in the absence of frank thrombosis. Patient was initially treated with continuous heparin infusion and nifedipine. Forty-eight hours later, due to poor response, sublingual...
Source: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: P R Health Sci J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Nicholas Feinberg, Brian Funaki, Mark Hieromnimon, Samuel Guajardo, Rakesh Navuluri, Steven Zangan, Jonathan Lorenz, Osman Ahmed
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe lowered MD index early after mechanical recanalization without BGC usage can be interpreted as microstructural ischemic damage of the salvaged penumbra. It was shown that achieving complete reperfusion in a setting of BGC usage with proximal flow arrest minimizes penumbral damage and improves long-term outcomes.Key Points• Microstructural ischemic damage can be reduced by using proximal flow arrest during endovascular treatment with balloon guide catheter.• Complete reperfusion in a setting of balloon guide catheter minimizes penumbral damage and improves long-term outcome.
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractThe role of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of all published studies comparing the outcomes of DCBs vs. stenting in AMI patients. Four studies with 497 patients (534 lesions) were included (three randomized controlled trials and one observational study). During a mean follow-up of 9  months (range 6–12 months), DCBs were associated with similar risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (5% vs. 4.4%; OR 1.24, 95% CI: [0.34, 4.51],p = 0.74,I2 = 35%), all-cause mortality (0.0...
Source: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Higher pericoronary adipose tissue (PCAT) attenuation, a novel marker of inflammation in coronary CT angiography (CTA), has been shown to indicate increased cardiac mortality. Supplementation of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been shown to decrease cardiovascular death. Whether blood levels of n-3 fatty acids are associated with differences in PCAT attenuation is unknown.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2020Source: IJC Heart &Vasculature, Volume 31Author(s): Pei-lun Han, Kai-yue Diao, Shan Huang, Yue Gao, Ying-kun Guo, Zhi-gang Yang, Ning Yang
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Ling Y, Tang S, Cao Y, Fu C Abstract Background: Increasing evidence states that the plasma lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) levels and apolipoprotein particles are regarded as the risk maker for cardiovascular heart disease. Nevertheless, the issue about whether Lp-PLA2 is associated with apolipoprotein particles in individuals who have been diagnosed as stable coronary artery disease (CAD) remains largely unexplored. Method: All 569 participants engaged in this research, who never took lipid-lowering drugs, had been divided into groups by the coronary angiography (CAG), namely, stabl...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although the anatomical results of repeated surgeries of FTMH with ILM plug are favorable, visual function results may be limited. Secondary closure of FTMH with ILM plug may lead to atrophy, changes in the macular vasculature, and eccentric fixation. The trial is registered with NCT03701542. PMID: 33029387 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Condition:   Thalassemia Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Optical coherence tomography angiography Sponsor:   Federico II University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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