Fluoroquinolone Use and the Risk of Collagen-Associated Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
ConclusionsFluoroquinolone use incurs a risk of developing three collagen-associated diseases (aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection, retinal detachment, and tendon disorders). Patients at an increased risk of collagen-associated diseases should not use fluoroquinolones unless no other options are available.
Common iliac artery aneurysms (CIAAs) are seen in 20-40% of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Historically treated with sacrifice of the hypogastric artery, which can result in significant morbidity related to pelvic ischemia, new devices have made hypogastric artery preservation more feasible, but are only applicable to a small subset of aneurysm anatomy. We sought to assess the safety and efficacy or a novel technique for hypogastric artery preservation applicable to a wider variety of CIAA patients.
This study aimed to compare the outcomes of elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients versus those without RA stratified by type of surgery.
Aortic aneurysms and dissections are silent and lethal conditions, whose pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. Although angiotensin II (AngII)-infused ApoE −/− mice have been widely used to study aortic aneurysm and dissection, early morphofunctional alterations preceding the onset of these conditions remain unknown. The goal of this study was to unveil early morphofunctional changes underlying the onset of aneurysm and dissection. At 3 days post-A ngII infusion, suprarenal abdominal aorta presented significant volumetric dilatation and microstructural damage. Ex vivo assessment of vascular reactivity o...
Sarcopenia has assumed growing relevance as a morbimortality predictor after major abdominal surgery. The aim of this study is to access total psoas muscle area (TPA) and lean muscular area (LMA) impact in morbimortality after elective EVAR.
A Giant Pseudo-Aneurysm on the Anastomosis Site for a Redo Bentall Operation due to Behçet Disease Treated by Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair with a Custom-Made Stent Graft. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 09;: Authors: Won J, Jung JS, Lee JH, Jung YK, Son HS Abstract A 34-year-old man who had undergone aortic valve replacement 8 years ago underwent an additional Bentall operation due to mechanical valve dehiscence 2 years later. Subsequently, he was diagnosed with Behçet disease and Batter syndrome. A week after being hospitalized again due to chest pain and dyspne...
To identify areas of health inequality that adversely affect patient engagement at a regional level within the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (NAAASP). Patient-reported improvements to services were implemented and analysis of subsequent uptake undertaken.
To investigate whether the transfusion of two units of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) immediately post-aneurysm exclusion has any effect on the perioperative fibrinogen levels and the outcome of patients undergoing elective endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
Durability after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered an on-going topic of investigation and was always a point of concern with smaller profile devices. Recently released 5y clinical trial results using the Incraft ® ultra-low profile device, are encouraging. However, additional real-life experience will need to assist these initial findings. Herein, we investigated the outcomes after EVAR, in real world practice using the Incraft® endograft (EG).
This study was performed to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of a novel off-the-shelf endograft (G-Branch ™; Lifetech Scientific, Shenzhen, China) for the treatment of patients with complex thoracoabdominal/abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Dysphagia aortica is a rare pathology primarily caused by an aortic aneurysm or Kommerrell ’s diverticulum. Herein, we describe an extremely rare case of dysphagia aortica due to a congenitally angulated descending aorta in a 50-year-old woman successfully treated by open surgery. The woman underwent David procedure for aortic regurgitation five years previously, with the same anatomy o f an angulated descending aorta without symptoms. She has difficulty in swallowing solid food from 1 month. Total aortic arch replacement using the elephant trunk technique and secondary descending aortic replacement released the esop...