Two cases of symptomatic common carotid artery occlusion treated by carotid endarterectomy with L-shaped ministernotomy.

Conclusion: There were no complications resulting from partial sternotomy in the two cases presented. CEA with partial sternotomy could be an effective treatment option for CCAO in which the internal carotid artery is patent and thrombus extends to the proximal CCA. PMID: 31966920 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The authors’ results indicate that intraarterial thrombolysis therapy is beneficial to patients suffering from blindness induced by hyaluronic acid embolism. The therapy was shown to be worthy of clinical application because it alleviated the impairment to patients’ vision and was also beneficial in the recovery from other serious complications, including eye movement disorder, eye edema, headaches, and skin necrosis. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Protective pericyte effects of the ANP/GC-A/cGMP pathway counterregulate the initiation and progression of experimental proliferative retinopathy. Our observations indicate augmentation of endogenous pericyte ANP signaling as target for treatment of retinopathies associated with neovascularization. PMID: 31619060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Sarkar R, Paul R, Thakur I, Sau TJ, Roy D, Pandey R, Mani A, Ruia AV Abstract Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder, mainly found in young females, presenting with vascular thrombosis and/or obstetric complications. Thrombosis at anatomically significant sites may lead to considerable morbidity and/or mortality. We here present a case of primary APS presenting with sudden onset bilateral multiple cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. The patient, a 17 year old female with no prior rheumatological history, presented with sudden onset bilateral painful blindness and massive proptosis...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusions- This study establishes mice with late endothelial cell-specific loss of Tspan12 as a model to study pathological consequences of BRB impairment in an otherwise intact vasculature. PMID: 30354230 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol Source Type: research
In this study, we aim to explore the impact of nasal packing versus nonpacking interventions (cauterization, embolization, and ligation) on outcomes and complications of epistaxis hospitalization in the elderly. Methods The 2008-2013 National Inpatient Sample was queried for elderly patients (≥65 years) with a primary diagnosis of epistaxis and accompanying procedure codes for anterior and posterior nasal packing or nonpacking interventions. Results A total of 8449 cases met the inclusion criteria, with 62.4% receiving only nasal packing and 37.6% receiving nonpacking interventions. On average, nonpacking interventions ...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research
Authors: Lang GE, Lang SJ Abstract Retinal vein occlusions (RVO) are common retinal diseases. They are caused by an obstruction of retinal veins. RVO often result in visual deterioration and, in rare cases, can lead to blindness, but also be asymptomatic. The prognosis is various and depends on the extent, the localization of the occlusion and the retinal perfusion, especially in the macular area. The etiology often is a thrombosis caused by vascular sclerosis, rarely a vasculitis. Because often an underlying disease is present the medical clarification is necessary. The ophthalmological treatment of the macular ed...
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
ConclusionTherapeutic ligation of internal jugular vein during neck dissection may result in IJV thrombosis followed by CVST leading to raised intracranial tension (ICT). It has to be anticipated and addressed as early as possible to prevent its grave consequences like blindness and death.
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
This study has taught us most side branches retain good FFR give us more confidence to sacrifice the sibling branches of main stem arteries. Final message Practicing cardiology in a truly professional way in cath lab can be tricky.We need to disrespect most of the side branches .Believe in your gut feeling (or your consultant’s.) If you are a sensitive scientific cardiologist do FFR pre / post procedure to the side branch .If compromised physiologically try probing the jailed struts and dilate one of them in absolute blindness , of course with a strong conviction of doing good for the science’s  sake. A R...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology-Coronary artery disese cath lab tips and tricks side branch jailing ffr in side branch jailing what is the significance of side branch compromise what is the significant side branch Source Type: blogs
Authors: Bidot S, Biotti D Abstract Transient monocular blindness is an acute episode of ischemic origin in which one eye has profound visual loss, followed by full recovery within one hour. Transient monocular blindness most often occurs in the setting of retinal ischemia secondary to carotid embolism, but other mechanisms have been reported, including thrombosis (most often in the setting of giant cell arteritis), hemodynamic disorders (secondary to severe carotid stenosis) or vasospasm. Transient monocular blindness is considered a transient ischemic attack originating in the carotid arteries and must benefit fr...
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
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