Real-world outcomes of endovascular treatment in a non-selected population with peripheral artery disease - prospective study with 2-year follow-up.

This study did not have exclusion criteria. Quality of life (QOL) questionnaire (EQ-5D) scores, Rutherford classification, mortality, patency rate and details of major adverse cardiovascular events were collected at 6-, 12-, 18-, and 24-month follow ups. Results: PTA with/without stenting achieved 90.3 %, 86.5 %, 82.7 %, and 71.9 % technical success (recanalisation achieving ≥ 70 % patency, no evidence of embolisation, recoiling or dissection) in iliac, femoral, popliteal, and below-the-knee arteries, respectively. Procedural/postprocedural complications occurred in 142 (9.3 %, 1 death) and 74 (4.8 %) patients. QOL, mobility, self-care, activity, and pain/discomfort scores improved (p 
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

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We report the case of a patient referred to us after multiple unsuccessful paranasal sinus operations who presented with enophthalmos and a resultant migratory keratitis with a suspected diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome. Preservation of the orbit was no longer feasible. After five years without a definitive diagnosis, we ascertained that this was a case of IgG4-related disease. DISCUSSION: IgG4-related disease represents an important element in the differential diagnosis of chronic advanced diseases of the orbit and paranasal sinuses. The diagnosis should be considered in the case of unclear ...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
AbstractGambling is a popular activity among older adults. Despite this increase in popularity little research has examined gambling among this group. This is especially true for minority older adults, like Francophones in Ontario. The purpose of this study was to better understand gambling in a sample of older Francophones from North-Eastern Ontario, the first study to do so. A sample of 181 older (over 55  years) Francophones from Northeastern Ontario (M age = 68.7, SD 7.6) was recruited. This sample was compared to a sample of older adults with English as their native language that had been previously...
Source: Journal of Gambling Studies - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These findings support the use of patient experiences and feedback to aide product development. In addition, post-9/11 veterans support the use of eScreening to assist health screening. However, evaluating the eScreening program in more diverse veteran groups and Veterans Affairs settings is needed to improve the generalizability of these findings to the larger veteran population. PMID: 32060553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Authors: Teixeira JC, Jackson PJ Abstract Distinguishing between central and peripheral causes of vertigo can be challenging not only in an acute setting but also in chronic settings. A thorough review of systems and physical exam can assist providers in differentiating central versus peripheral etiologies and the need for urgent imaging. In this case, a 47-year-old man presented with vertigo, right-sided hearing loss, right-sided headache, and right-sided facial pain that began 4 weeks before while the patient was on a cruise ship. His physical exam findings were notable for anisocoria with right pupil 3.5 an...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Ment Health Policy Econ Source Type: research
Authors: Kolomeets NS, Uranova NA Abstract There is increasing evidence to support the notion that oligodendrocyte and myelin abnormalities may contribute to the functional dysconnectivity found in the major psychiatric disorders. The putamen, which is an important hub in the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical loop, has been implicated in a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses and is a central target of their treatments. Previously we reported a reduction in the numerical density of oligodendrocytes and oligodendrocyte clusters in the prefrontal and parietal cortex in schizophrenia. Oligodendrocyte clusters contai...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2020Source: Toxicology ReportsAuthor(s): Hellen A. Oketch-Rabah, Amy L. Roe, Cynthia V. Rider, Herbert L. Bonkovsky, Gabriel I. Giancaspro, Victor Navarro, Mary F. Paine, Joseph M. Betz, Robin J. Marles, Steven Casper, Bill Gurley, Scott A. Jordan, Kan He, Mahendra P. Kapoor, Theertham P. Rao, Averell H. Sherker, Robert J. Fontana, Simona Rossi, Raj Vuppalanchi, Leonard B. SeeffABSTRACTAs part of the United States Pharmacopeia’s ongoing review of dietary supplement safety data, a new comprehensive systematic review on green tea extracts (GTE) has been completed. GTEs may...
Source: Toxicology Reports - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
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Source: International Angiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAside from mortality, there was limited evidence regarding outcomes of dysvascular PFA, particularly how outcomes differ between levels of PFA and TTA. Acknowledging that there is considerable uncertainty given the small body of literature on many topics where the risk of bias is high, the available evidence suggests that a large proportion of people with PFA experience delayed wound healing and ipsilateral reamputation. People with TTA have increased risk of mortality compared to those with PFA, which may reflect that those considered suitable candidates for TTA have more advanced systemic disease that also inc...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
ConclusionThese findings demonstrate that while comorbidity is strongly and independently associated with functional limitations, it does not affect the OA–physical function association. Hip/knee OA is associated with self‐reported impairment in physical function, which was only partially mediated by pain. Its association with physical function, as evaluated by the walking test, was instead completely mediated by pain.
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: research
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