Complete Entry and Re-entry Neutralization protocol in endovascular treatment of aortic dissection.

CONCLUSION: Introduction of the Complete Entry and Re-entry Neutralization protocol improves the rate of favorable remodeling following endovascular treatment of aortic dissection in mid-term follow-up in patients with diffused aortic dissection. PMID: 32259912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Rev Cardiovasc Med Source Type: research

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This study assesses the current practices of physicians in Lebanon routinely involved in ischemic stroke (IS) management. We conducted a prospective observational study of patients hospitalized at 8 different Lebanese hospitals in the period August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016, with a diagnosis of acute stroke. Baseline characteristics and data on diagnostic studies, as well as treatments received during hospitalization and at discharge, were collected and analyzed. Two hundred and three strokes/transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) were recorded but only 173 patients (85%) with ischemic events were included in the study. The pati...
Source: Functional Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research
Authors: Kimura N, Tsuchiya A, Oda C, Kimura A, Hosaka K, Tominaga K, Hayashi K, Abé T, Umezu H, Terai S Abstract A 75-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis was admitted for treatment of portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Computed tomography (CT) showed PVT, massive ascites, and multiple abdominal organ embolism. Blood tests revealed a decreased liver function (Child-Pugh grade C). Language impairment followed by progressive left hemi-paralysis was subsequently detected. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple small acute cerebral infarctions and, on CT, a 30-mm bladder tumour; a biopsy specimen examination sh...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
We report on clinical and biochemical features of these patients. They were all males, with a mean age of 70.3  years (range 58–84); traditional risk factors for venous thromboembolism were identified in the majority of patients with pulmonary embolism, however not differently from those without pulmonary embolism.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
The objective was to determine incidence and risk factors of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 inpatients receiving thromboprophylaxis. In this retrospective French cohort study, patients hospitalized in medical wards non-ICU with confirmed COVID-19 and adequate thromboprophylaxis were included. A systematic low limb venous duplex ultrasonography was performed at hospital discharge or earlier if deep venous thrombosis (DVT) was clinically suspected. Chest angio-CT scan was performed when pulmonary embolism (PE) was suspected. Of 71 patients, 16 developed VTE (22.5%) and 7 PE (10%) despite adequate thromboprophylaxis...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Central venous obstruction–induced IH is likely underrecognized by clinicians and mimics idiopathic IH. Hemodialysis patients with IH should be screened with computed tomography venography of the chest. Optimal treatment is with vascular intervention or a CSF diversion procedure and can help prevent vision loss from papilledema or nervous system damage. Medical management may be appropriate in mild cases or as a bridge to definitive interventional treatment. Increased awareness among clinicians has potential to facilitate the timely diagnosis of this treatable condition with potential for good neurolog...
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Disease of the Year: Cerebrovascular Disorders Source Type: research
This study investigated the effect of the post-TAVR geometry on flow stasis. Computed tomography angiography of 155 patients who underwent TAVR using a SAPIEN 3 were used to identify patients with and without thrombosis, and quantify thrombus volumes. Six patients with 23-mm SAPIEN 3 valves were then selected from the cohort and used to create patient-specific post-TAVR computational fluid dynamic models. Regions of flow stasis (%Volstasis, velocities below 0.05 m/s) were identified. The results showed that all post-TAVR anatomical measurements were significantly different in patients with and without thrombus, but on...
Source: Annals of Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Tags: Ann Biomed Eng Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: prompt diagnosis and more aggressive thromboprophylaxis in patients with inherited or acquired risk factors may prevent the negative evolution towards bowel necrosis of SMVT. KEY WORDS: Colorectal surgery, Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis, Hypercoagulable disorders, Thromboprophylaxis. PMID: 32390649 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
AbstractPulmonary embolism (PE) due to deep vein thrombosis is a complication with severe morbidity and mortality rates. Neurocritical care patients constitute an inhomogeneous cohort with often strict contraindications to conventional embolism treatment. The aim of the present study is to identify risk factors for pulmonary embolism for intensified risk stratification in this demanding cohort. In this retrospective analysis, 387 neurocritical care patients received computed tomography for clinical suspicion of PE (304 neurosurgical and 83 neurological patients). Analysed parameters included age, gender, disease pattern, t...
Source: Neurosurgical Review - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
We report a 41-year-old woman presented to emergency department with sudden death during physical activity. She had only history of diabetes mellitus and she was asymptomatic until sudden death. CT pulmonary angiography and chest CT scans revealed acute massive embolism and typical imaging findings of COVID-19 pneumonia, respectively. Interestingly, the patient had no symptoms or signs of infection and also had no risk factors for thromboembolism. COVID-19 infection appears to induce venous thromboembolism, especially pulmonary embolism. The case is remarkable in terms of showing how insidious and life-threatening COVID-19 infection can be.
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
An 81-year-old man with prostate adenocarcinoma (Gleason 4 + 3 = 7) treated with brachytherapy and intermittent androgen deprivation therapy was referred for serial 68Ga–prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA-HBED-CC) PET/CT scans for rising prostate-specific antigen. Findings were suggestive of local prostatic recurrence and nodal metastases. An incidental PSMA-avid focus was noted in the anterior wall of an infrarenal aortic aneurysm, with a contrast-enhanced hyperdense region surrounded by a semilunar hypodense region anteriorly, consistent with enlarging dissecting thrombus. Increased PSMA avidity in atheroscle...
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
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