Assessing the nephrotoxicity of intravenous iodinated contrast agents in patients with chronic renal failure in the absence of interfering acute disease.

CONCLUSION: No relevant contrast-induced nephrotoxicity was detected in this group of patients with chronic renal failure without acute disease. PMID: 30997828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Radiologica - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research

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ConclusionMachine learning models can precisely predict ARF and paraplegia during early stages after surgery. This program allows cardiac surgeons to address complications earlier and may help improve the clinical outcomes of TAAAR.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the incidence of acute renal failure and chronic kidney disease due to occlusion of accessory renal arteries during endovascular aneurysm repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm.Material and MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the course of 181 patients (mean age, 71, SD  ± 9  years) who underwent EVAR of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. The renal vessel anatomy was analyzed in all pre- and postoperative CT scans. Diameter and origin of accessory renal arteries were evaluated. Renal function was determined by pre- and postoperative serum creatinine and ...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
To report our experience with conventional surgery for juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (JRA) by evaluating incidence of acute renal failure and perioperative mortality. Secondary objectives are to evaluate general morbidity, the need for permanent postoperative dialysis, and to assess the influence on long-term survival of preoperative risk factors and deterioration of perioperative renal function.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research
ConclusionsOpen TAAA repairs are necessary in a variety of heritable aortic diseases. These patients often require extensive surgical repair, and a variety of adjunctive techniques are employed. The risk of repair failure and the need for reoperation in a subset of patients supports the need for vigilant long-term surveillance after repair.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Open TAAA repairs are necessary in a variety of heritable aortic diseases. These patients often require extensive surgical repair, and a variety of adjunctive techniques are employed. The risk of repair failure and the need for reoperation in a subset of patients supports the need for vigilant long-term surveillance after repair. PMID: 31568749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Aortocaval fistula (ACF) is a rare but serious complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We discuss a 72-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain, acute renal failure, and bilateral leg phlegmasia. Computed tomography (CT) angiography confirmed an 8.5-cm AAA with ACF (Fig 1).
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Extreme IR Source Type: research
Rationale: Abdominal aortic aneurysm is an extremely rare cause of deep vein thrombosis. Here we report an elderly gentleman who presented with deep vein thrombosis and was found to have concomitant abdominal aortic aneurysm upon ultrasonographic screening. It illustrates the possibility of such an aetiology, and the importance of screening for such aneurysms in a select patient population before heparinization. Patient concerns: A 73-year-old Asian gentleman with underlying hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, chronic renal failure, and history of chronic smoking presented to the emergency department with acute left lower ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionVascular surgeons reached international consensus on major and minor complications following AAA, CAD and PAD treatment. This consensus may be helpful in harmonizing the information patients receive and improving standardization of the informed consent procedure. Since major complications differed between diseases, consensus on disease-specific complications to be discussed with patients is necessary.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: The main goal of our study was to assess the impact of vascular procedures on the activity of hemostatic and fibrinolytic pathways. Methods: We enrolled 38 patients with ≥ 45 years old undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm or peripheral artery disease under general or regional anesthesia and who were hospitalized at least one night after the procedure. Patients undergoing carotid artery surgery and those who had acute bypass graft thrombosis, cancer, renal failure defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
​BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the regio...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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