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Evaluation of Arterial Stiffness Using Pulse Wave Velocity and Augmentation Index in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 2;2018:5437678. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Karaman State Hospital, Department of Cardiology, 70100 Karaman, Turkey.

Background And Objectives: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common pathology of the circulatory system and is associated with a high morbidity for the patients and causes high costs for the healthcare systems. Arterial stiffness has been shown to be a predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality. The relationship between CVI and arterial stiffness using pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (Aix) was evaluated in this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304525PMC
December 2018
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Comparative Study of Protein Expression Levels of Five Plaque Biomarkers and Relation with Carotid Plaque Type Classification in Patients after Carotid Endarterectomy.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 19;2018:4305781. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process resulting in local plaque deposition in the vessel wall of arteries with symptoms to various areas of vascular tree. Identification of patients with progressive advanced atherosclerotic disease is mainly based on the known characteristics of the vulnerable or recently ruptured plaque. Molecular and cellular features associated with the vulnerable plaque are considered potential diagnostic markers for plaque rupture and thrombosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/4305781DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276434PMC
November 2018

Comparison of 15-20 mmHg versus 20-30 mmHg Compression Stockings in Reducing Occupational Oedema in Standing and Seated Healthy Individuals.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 1;2018:2053985. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medicine School of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Background: Elastic compression stockings (ECS) are effective in preventing and reducing occupational edema (OE), but the optimal pressure according to the prevalent working position during the day is still controversial.

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of ECS with different pressures (15-20 mmHg or 20-30 mmHg) for reducing OE in individuals working in different prolonged postures.

Methods: This cross-sectional study comprised 116 lower limbs of 58 individuals divided into three groups according to their prevalent postures over the day (sitting, standing, or combination). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2053985DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6188858PMC
October 2018

Vascular Protective Effects of Leaf Extract on Postmenopausal Rats Fed with Thermoxidized Palm Oil Diet: Evidence at Microscopic Level.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 5;2018:6317434. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Human Biology Division, School of Medicine, International Medical University, 126 Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, 57000 Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Atherosclerosis is now well understood as an inflammatory disease instead of lipid storage disorder; however, the conventional treatment is not targeted on treating the inflammation. L. (Rubiaceae) leaf or noni leaf, which is a medicinal food () used in Traditional Malay Medicine to prevent chronic diseases, may have the potential to be formulated into a functional antiatherosclerotic agent. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145053PMC
September 2018
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The Association between Earlobe Crease (Frank's Sign) and Abnormal Ankle-Brachial Index Determination Is Related to Age: A Population-Based Study.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 2;2018:4735731. Epub 2018 Sep 2.

School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Information on the association between earlobe crease (ELC) and peripheral artery disease is limited. We assessed this association in community-dwelling older adults.

Study Design: A total of 294 Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years were enrolled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/4735731DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139202PMC
September 2018

Dilating Vascular Diseases: Pathophysiology and Clinical Aspects.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 26;2018:9024278. Epub 2018 Aug 26.

Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey.

Atherosclerotic disease of the vessels is a significant problem affecting mortality and morbidity all over the world. However, dilatation of the vessels either in the arterial system or in the venous territory is another vessel disease. Varicocele, pelvic, and peripheral varicose veins and hemorrhoids are aneurysms of the venous vascular regions and have been defined as dilating venous disease, recently. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/9024278DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129317PMC
August 2018
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Risk and Outcome after Simultaneous Carotid Surgery and Cardiac Surgery: Single Centre Experience.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 16;2018:7205903. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department for Thoracic, Cardiac, and Vascular Surgery, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.

Objective: Carotid artery stenosis in patients undergoing open-heart surgery may increase risk and deteriorate outcome. The aim of the study was the analysis of risks and outcome after simultaneous carotid and cardiac surgery.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 100 consecutive patients who underwent simultaneous carotid surgery and open-heart surgery during a 5-year period (from 2006 to 2010). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/7205903DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6116460PMC
August 2018
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Association between Carotid Wall Shear Rate and Arterial Stiffness in Patients with Hypertension and Atherosclerosis of Peripheral Arteries.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 1;2018:6486234. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "South-Ural State Medical University" of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Vorovskogo st. 64, 454092 Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Aim: To evaluate carotid wall shear rate (WSR) in association with local and regional vascular stiffness in patients with hypertension (HTN) and atherosclerosis of peripheral arteries and to study the pattern of change of WSR in patients with HTN with increasing severity of peripheral artery atherosclerosis.

Materials And Methods: Study involved 133 patients with HTN, 65 men and 48 women, aged in average 57.9±10. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6092971PMC

Sentry Bioconvertible Inferior Vena Cava Filter: Study of Stages of Incorporation in an Experimental Ovine Model.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 19;2018:6981505. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Translational Testing and Training Laboratories (T3 Labs), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The Sentry inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is designed to provide temporary protection from pulmonary embolism (PE) and then bioconvert to become incorporated in the vessel wall, leaving a patent IVC lumen. To evaluate the performance and stages of incorporation of the Sentry IVC filter in an ovine model. Twenty-four bioconvertible devices and 1 control retrievable filter were implanted in the infrarenal IVC of 25 sheep, with extensive daily monitoring and intensive imaging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/6981505DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6077616PMC
July 2018
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Clinical Arterial Peripheral Vascular Pathology Does Not Impact Short- or Long-Term Survival after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 17;2018:2707421. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA.

Introduction: The dramatic changes in vascular hemodynamics after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are well noted. However, little postprocedural data exists on the outcomes in patients with clinical arterial peripheral vascular pathology [abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid artery stenosis (CAS), and peripheral artery disease (PAD)] undergoing TAVR for severe aortic stenosis.

Setting: A single center healthcare system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2707421DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6077653PMC
July 2018
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Appropriateness of Pharmacologic Prophylaxis against Deep Vein Thrombosis in Medical Wards of an Ethiopian Referral Hospital.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 11;2018:8176898. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Gondar University, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Most of hospitalized patents are at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The use of pharmacological prophylaxis significantly reduces the incidence of thromboembolic events in high risk patients. The aim of this study was to assess appropriateness of DVT prophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients in an Ethiopian referral hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/8176898DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6076918PMC
July 2018
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Comment on "Effect of Exercise Intervention on Flow-Mediated Dilation in Overweight and Obese Adults: Meta-Analysis".

Int J Vasc Med 2018 5;2018:5082903. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

School of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/5082903DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6008778PMC
June 2018
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Treatment of Aortic and Iliac Artery Aneurysms with Multilayer Flow Modulator: Single Centre Experiences.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 31;2018:7543817. Epub 2018 May 31.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical School, Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU), Eskisehir, Turkey.

Objective: Presenting early and midterm results of aortic and iliac artery aneurysms treated with Multilayer Flow Modulators (MFM).

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 23 patients (19 males and 4 females) who are admitted to our clinic between April of 2014 and February of 2016, diagnosed with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm and/or iliac aneurysm, and treated using MFM. The patients were followed up for the development of potential clinical presentations for 12 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/7543817DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6000868PMC
May 2018
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Effect of N-Acetylcysteine on Dyslipidemia and Carbohydrate Metabolism in STZ-Induced Diabetic Rats.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 28;2018:6428630. Epub 2018 Jan 28.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Institute of Biosciences of Botucatu, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Rua Professor Doutor Antônio Celso Wagner Zanin s/n, Distrito de Rubião Júnior, 18618-689 Botucatu, SP, Brazil.

Background: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is characterized by insulin-deficient production leading to hyperglycemia, which is associated with diabetic complications such as cardiovascular diseases. Antioxidants have been proving a good alternative to diabetic complications, with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) having antioxidant characteristics. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of NAC on the lipid profile and the atherogenic index (AI) in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetic rats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/6428630DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5896413PMC
January 2018

A Review of Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty in Hemodialysis Fistula.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 27;2018:1420136. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Vascular Surgery, 251 General Hospital of Hellenic Air Force, Athens, Greece.

The number of patients in dialysis increases every year. In this review, we will evaluate the role of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) according to patency of arteriovenous fistula and grafts. The main indication of PΤΑ is stenosis > 50% or obstruction of the vascular lumen of an arteriovenous fistula and graft. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/1420136DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5892221PMC
March 2018
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Swirling Flow and Wall Shear: Evaluating the BioMimics 3D Helical Centerline Stent for the Femoropopliteal Segment.

Int J Vasc Med 2018 26;2018:9795174. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

Vascular Center Klinikum Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany.

The BioMimics 3D self-expanding nitinol stent represents a strategy for femoropopliteal intervention that is alternative or complementary to deployment of drug-coated stents or balloons. Whereas conventional straight stents reduce arterial curvature and disturb blood flow, creating areas of low wall shear, where neointimal hyperplasia predominantly develops, the helical centerline geometry of the BioMimics 3D maintains or imparts arterial curvature, promotes laminar swirling blood flow, and elevates wall shear to protect against atherosclerosis and restenosis. In the multicenter randomized MIMICS trial, treatment of femoropopliteal disease with the BioMimics 3D ( = 50) significantly improved 2-year primary patency (log-rank test = 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/9795174DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5846357PMC
February 2018
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Circulating Angiogenic Growth Factors in Diabetes Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Exertional Leg Pain in Ghana.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 27;2017:2390174. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

Department of Immunology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Objective: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common complication of diabetes, associated with impairment in angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is regulated by angiogenic growth factors such as angiopoietin 1 (Ang-1), Ang-2, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). We studied the association between angiogenic growth factors versus PAD and exertional leg symptoms in diabetes patients in Ghana. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/2390174DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5763056PMC
December 2017
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Relationship of Common Vascular Anatomy to Cannulated Catheters.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 19;2017:5157914. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Interventional Radiology, Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA.

Superficial veins of the upper extremity are the primary location for placement of peripheral IV catheters (PIVC). It is believed that a significant portion of PIVCs placed may cross or abut valves and branching veins or occlude a significant portion of the vein, limiting the ability to aspirate blood from the PIVC. Two separate clinical investigations using ultrasound were performed to understand the potential interaction between PIVCs and the vein lumen and the venous valves and branches of the superficial veins of the upper extremity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/5157914DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749287PMC
December 2017
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Identification of Factors Influencing Cumulative Long-Term Radiation Exposure in Patients Undergoing EVAR.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 9;2017:9763075. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Department of Vascular, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany.

Patients who undergo endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms (EVAR) require life-long surveillance because complications including, in particular, endoleaks, aneurysm rupture, and graft dislocation are diagnosed in a certain share of the patient population and may occur at any time after the original procedure. Radiation exposure in patients undergoing EVAR and post-EVAR surveillance has been investigated by previous authors. Arriving at realistic exposure data is essential because radiation doses resulting from CT were shown to be not irrelevant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/9763075DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5700475PMC
November 2017
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Effect of Exercise Intervention on Flow-Mediated Dilation in Overweight and Obese Adults: Meta-Analysis.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 1;2017:7532702. Epub 2017 Oct 1.

Department of Health & Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA.

The objective of this meta-analysis is to summarize the effect of exercise intervention on flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) in overweight and obese adults. We searched four electronic databases (PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and CINAHL) through June 2016 for relevant studies pertaining to the effectiveness of exercise intervention on FMD. Seventeen of the 91 studies identified met the inclusion criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/7532702DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5643022PMC
October 2017
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Impact of Modified Transesophageal Echocardiography on Mortality and Stroke after Cardiac Surgery: A Large Cohort Study.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 11;2017:1857069. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, P.O. Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, Netherlands.

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of perioperative screening with modified transesophageal echocardiography (A-View method). We compared, in consecutive patients who underwent cardiac surgery between 2006 and 2014, 30-day mortality and in-hospital stroke incidence, operated either with perioperative modified TEE screening (intervention group) or only with conventional TEE screening (control group). Of the 8,605 study patients, modified TEE was applied in 1,391 patients (16. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/1857069DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5611872PMC
September 2017
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A Simple Blood Test, Such as Complete Blood Count, Can Predict Calcification Grade of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 30;2017:1370751. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, 25123 Brescia, Italy.

Objective: The pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is complex and different factors, including calcification, are linked to increased complications. This study was conducted in order to verify if classical risk factors for AAA and cell blood count parameter could help in the identification of calcification progression of the aneurysm.

Design: Risk factors were collected and cell blood count was performed in patients with AAA and patients were analyzed for the presence of aorta calcification using CT angiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/1370751DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5602620PMC
August 2017
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The Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Cardiovascular Disease and Exercise.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 10;2017:2049217. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Texas, TX 77204, USA.

Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, which is highly associated with cardiovascular disease, is triggered by a disturbance in ER function because of protein misfolding or an increase in protein secretion. Prolonged disruption of ER causes ER stress and activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) and leads to various diseases. Eukaryotic cells respond to ER stress via three major sensors that are bound to the ER membrane: activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6), inositol-requiring protein 1 (IRE1), and protein kinase RNA-like ER kinase (PERK). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569752PMC
August 2017
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A Protocol for Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Atherosclerosis in Cardiac Surgery Patients.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 9;2017:1874395. Epub 2017 Aug 9.

Department of (Thoracic) Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Isala, Dokter van Heesweg 2, 8025 AB Zwolle, Netherlands.

In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, use of perioperative screening for aortic atherosclerosis with modified TEE (A-View method) was associated with lower postoperative mortality, but not stroke, as compared to patients operated on without such screening. At the time of clinical implementation and validation, we did not yet standardize the indications for modified TEE and the changes in patient management in the presence of aortic atherosclerosis. Therefore, we designed a protocol, which combined the diagnosis of atherosclerosis of thoracic aorta and the subsequent considerations with respect to the intraoperative management and provides a systematic approach to reduce the risk of cerebral complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/1874395DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5568616PMC
August 2017
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Maintenance of the Results of Stage II Lower Limb Lymphedema Treatment after Normalization of Leg Size.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 1;2017:8515767. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP) and Research Group of Clínica Godoy, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil.

Objective: The aim of this study was to identify strategies to transfer responsibility of the maintenance of the results of lymphedema treatment to the patient.

Methods: Maintenance of the reduction of edema was evaluated in a prospective clinical trial in patients with Stage II leg lymphedema. Twenty-one lymphedematous lower limbs were evaluated in Clínica Godoy in 2014 and 2016. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5557258PMC
August 2017
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ABO Gene Polymorphism and Thrombomodulin -33G>A Polymorphism Were Not Risk Factors for Myocardial Infarction in Javanese Men.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 24;2017:2943467. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia.

Genetic factors contribute to about a half of coronary artery diseases. During the last several decades, some studies suggested that non-O blood group and thrombomodulin polymorphism -33G>A are the risk factors of coronary artery disease especially in Asia. There was no prior study in Indonesia regarding this issue. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5546126PMC
July 2017
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Polygamy and Risk of Coronary Artery Disease in Men Undergoing Angiography: An Observational Study.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 30;2017:1925176. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE; Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Epidemiologic evidence suggests a link between psychosocial risk factors such as marital status and coronary artery disease (CAD). Polygamy (multiple concurrent wives) is a distinct marital status practiced in many countries in Asia and the Middle East, but its association with CAD is not well defined. We conducted a multicenter, observational study of consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography during the period from April 1, 2013, to March 30, 2014. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5303868PMC
January 2017
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Dyslipidemia in Patients with a Cardiovascular Risk and Disease at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Int J Vasc Med 2017 9;2017:6061306. Epub 2017 Jan 9.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

. To determine the frequency of lipid abnormalities in patients with a cardiovascular risk and disease at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) of Yaoundé. . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5253480PMC
January 2017
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Predictors of Improved Walking after a Supervised Walking Exercise Program in Men and Women with Peripheral Artery Disease.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 25;2016:2191350. Epub 2016 Dec 25.

Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

We compared the changes in ambulatory outcomes between men and women with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) following completion of a supervised, on-site, treadmill exercise program, and we determined whether exercise training variables and baseline clinical characteristics were predictive of changes in ambulatory outcomes in men and women. Twenty-three men and 25 women completed the supervised exercise program, consisting of intermittent walking to mild-to-moderate claudication pain for three months. Men and women significantly increased claudication onset time (COT) ( < 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2191350DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5220567PMC
December 2016
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Venous Adventitial Cystic Disease: A Review of 45 Cases Treated Since 1963.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 3;2016:5287697. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, USA.

. To review and identify the most accurate ways of diagnosing and treating adventitial cystic disease (ACD) of the venous system. . Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5287697DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5112310PMC
November 2016
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Endothelial Dysfunction of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease Measured by Peripheral Arterial Tonometry.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 18;2016:3805380. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan.

. Endothelial dysfunction plays a key role in atherosclerotic disease. Several methods have been reported to be useful for evaluating the endothelial dysfunction, and we investigated the endothelial dysfunction in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) test in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3805380DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5088270PMC
October 2016
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New Indices of Endothelial Function Measured by Digital Thermal Monitoring of Vascular Reactivity: Data from 6084 Patients Registry.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 18;2016:1348028. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA.

Endothelial function is viewed as a barometer of cardiovascular health and plays a central role in vascular reactivity. Several studies showed digital thermal monitoring (DTM) as a simple noninvasive method to measure vascular reactivity that is correlated with atherosclerosis risk factors and coronary artery disease. To further evaluate the relations between patient characteristics and DTM indices in a large patient registry. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1348028DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5088311PMC
October 2016
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Relationship of Inflammatory Biomarkers with Severity of Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 31;2016:6015701. Epub 2016 Jul 31.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan.

Objective. The pentraxin family, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), serum amyloid P (SAP), and pentraxin 3 (PTX3), has been identified as playing a key role in inflammatory reactions such as in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. In this study, we examined the relationship between peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and serum levels of pentraxins. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6015701DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4983378PMC
August 2016
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Simple In-Hospital Interventions to Reduce Door-to-CT Time in Acute Stroke.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 10;2016:1656212. Epub 2016 Jul 10.

Neuroscience Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Daneshgah Street, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran.

Background. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator, a time dependent therapy, can reduce the morbidity and mortality of acute ischemic stroke. This study was designed to assess the effect of simple in-hospital interventions on reducing door-to-CT (DTC) time and reaching door-to-needle (DTN) time of less than 60 minutes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1656212DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4958441PMC
August 2016
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Paraoxonase-1 and Simvastatin Treatment in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease.

Authors:
Rafał Januszek

Int J Vasc Med 2016 11;2016:6312478. Epub 2016 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Kopernika Street 17, 31-501 Cracow, Poland.

Background. Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) is the crucial antioxidant marker of high-density lipoproteins. The present study is aimed at assessing the effect of simvastatin treatment on PON1 activity and its relationship to Q192R and M55L polymorphisms in subjects with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4860225PMC
May 2016
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Investigation of TGFβ1-Induced Long Noncoding RNAs in Endothelial Cells.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 10;2016:2459687. Epub 2016 Apr 10.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 1W8; Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P5; Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A8; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A8.

Objective. To evaluate the relationship between TGFβ signaling and endothelial lncRNA expression. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4842052PMC
May 2016
17 Reads

Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Nondiabetic Hypertensive Nigerians: Role of Fasting and Postprandial Blood Glucose.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 10;2016:1429451. Epub 2016 Apr 10.

Department of Radiology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos 930001, Nigeria.

Background/Aims. Carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) tracks atherosclerotic vascular disease. Hypertension and diabetes chiefly contribute to atherosclerosis with 75% of symptomatic cardiovascular disease cases having dysglycaemia even in normal cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1429451DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4842058PMC
May 2016
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CT Angiography Analysis of Axillary Artery Diameter versus Common Femoral Artery Diameter: Implications for Axillary Approach for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Hostile Aortoiliac Segment and Advanced Lung Disease.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 27;2016:3610705. Epub 2016 Mar 27.

Division of Cardiology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ 07112, USA.

Objective. The use of the axillary artery as an access site has lost favor in percutaneous intervention due to the success of these procedures from a radial or brachial alternative. However, these distal access points are unable to safely accommodate anything larger than a 7-French sheath. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4826704PMC
April 2016
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Renal Blood Flow Response to Angiotensin 1-7 versus Hypertonic Sodium Chloride 7.5% Administration after Acute Hemorrhagic Shock in Rats.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 17;2016:6562017. Epub 2016 Mar 17.

Water and Electrolytes Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81745, Iran; Department of Physiology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81745, Iran; Isfahan MN Institute of Basic and Applied Sciences Research, Isfahan 81745, Iran.

Background. Angiotensin 1-7 (Ang1-7) plays an important role in renal circulation. Hemorrhagic shock (HS) may cause kidney circulation disturbance, and this study was designed to investigate the renal blood flow (RBF) response to Ang1-7 after HS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4814681PMC
April 2016
6 Reads

Children and Adolescent Obesity Associates with Pressure-Dependent and Age-Related Increase in Carotid and Femoral Arteries' Stiffness and Not in Brachial Artery, Indicative of Nonintrinsic Arterial Wall Alteration.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 15;2016:4916246. Epub 2016 Mar 15.

Physiology Department, School of Medicine, Centro Universitario de Investigación, Innovación y Diagnóstico Arterial (CUiiDARTE), Republic University, General Flores 2125, 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay.

Aim. To analyze if childhood obesity associates with changes in elastic, transitional, and/or muscular arteries' stiffness. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4811097PMC
April 2016
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ABPI against Colour Duplex Scan: A Screening Tool for Detection of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Low Resource Setting Approach to Validation.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 10;2016:1390475. Epub 2016 Mar 10.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, No. 25, Kynsey Road, 00800 Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Background. In Sri Lanka the ABPI has not been used as a screening tool to detect peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in epidemiological studies. This study was conducted to determine the best cutoff value of ABPI to detect PAD in Sri Lankan population. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4806287PMC
April 2016
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Single Low-Density Lipoprotein Apheresis Does Not Improve Vascular Endothelial Function in Chronically Treated Hypercholesterolemic Patients.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 22;2016:4613202. Epub 2016 Feb 22.

Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA.

Objective. To investigate vascular endothelial function (VEF) responses to a single low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis session in hypercholesterolemic patients undergoing chronic treatment. Methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4613202DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4779839PMC
March 2016
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Dependence of Proximal GC Boxes and Binding Transcription Factors in the Regulation of Basal and Valproic Acid-Induced Expression of t-PA.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 7;2016:7928681. Epub 2016 Feb 7.

The Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden.

Objective. Endothelial tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) release is a pivotal response to protect the circulation from occluding thrombosis. We have shown that the t-PA gene is epigenetically regulated and greatly induced by the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor valproic acid (VPA). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4761389PMC
March 2016
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Imaging Techniques for Diagnosis of Thoracic Aortic Atherosclerosis.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 4;2016:4726094. Epub 2016 Feb 4.

Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Isala Clinics, Dokter van Heesweg 2, 8025 AB Zwolle, Netherlands.

The most severe complications after cardiac surgery are neurological complications including stroke which is often caused by emboli merging from atherosclerosis in the ascending aorta to the brain. Information about the thoracic aorta is crucial in reducing the embolization risk for both surgical open and closed chest procedures such as transaortic heart valve implantation. Several techniques are available to screen the ascending aorta, for example, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), epiaortic ultrasound, TEE A-view method, manual palpation, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4726094DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4757718PMC
March 2016
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A Comparison of Measures of Endothelial Function in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Age and Gender Matched Controls.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 31;2016:2969740. Epub 2016 Jan 31.

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia; Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia.

This study compared flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), peripheral artery tonometry (PAT), and serum nitric oxide (NO) measures of endothelial function in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) against age/gender matched controls. 25 patients (mean age: 72.4 years, M : F 18 : 7) with established PAD and an age/gender matched group of 25 healthy controls (mean age: 72. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2969740DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4752993PMC
March 2016
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Vascular Health in American Football Players: Cardiovascular Risk Increased in Division III Players.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 24;2016:6851256. Epub 2016 Jan 24.

Ursinus College Sports Medicine Clinic, Health & Exercise Physiology Department, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA 19426, USA.

Studies report that football players have high blood pressure (BP) and increased cardiovascular risk. There are over 70,000 NCAA football players and 450 Division III schools sponsor football programs, yet limited research exists on vascular health of athletes. This study aimed to compare vascular and cardiovascular health measures between football players and nonathlete controls. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745823PMC
February 2016
17 Reads
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Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Patients with Cancer: Complications and Retrieval Success Rate.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 21;2016:6413541. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

Department of Medicine, Vascular Surgery and Medicine Section, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA.

Active cancer (ACa) is strongly associated with venous thromboembolism and bleeding. Retrievable inferior vena cava filters (RIVCF) are frequently placed in these patients when anticoagulation cannot be continued. Objectives. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745292PMC
February 2016
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Phenotypic and Functional Changes of Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 19;2016:3107879. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

Almazov Federal Medical Research Centre, Akkuratova 2, Saint Petersburg 197341, Russia; ITMO University, Institute of Translational Medicine, 49 Kronverksky Prospekt, Saint Petersburg 197101, Russia.

Thoracic aortic aneurysm develops as a result of complex series of events that alter the cellular structure and the composition of the extracellular matrix of the aortic wall. The purpose of the present work was to study the cellular functions of endothelial and smooth muscle cells from the patients with aneurysms of the thoracic aorta. We studied endothelial and smooth muscle cells from aneurysms in patients with bicuspid aortic valve and with tricuspid aortic valve. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745582PMC
February 2016
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Childhood Obesity Associates Haemodynamic and Vascular Changes That Result in Increased Central Aortic Pressure with Augmented Incident and Reflected Wave Components, without Changes in Peripheral Amplification.

Int J Vasc Med 2016 11;2016:3129304. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Physiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, CUiiDARTE, Republic University, General Flores 2125, 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay.

The aims were to determine if childhood obesity is associated with increased central aortic blood pressure (BP) and to characterize haemodynamic and vascular changes associated with BP changes in obese children and adolescents by means of analyzing changes in cardiac output (stroke volume, SV), arterial stiffness (aortic pulse wave velocity, PWV), peripheral vascular resistances (PVR), and net and relative contributions of reflected waves to the aortic pulse wave amplitude. We included 117 subjects (mean/range age: 10 (5-15) years, 49 females), who were obese (OB) or had normal weight (NW). Peripheral and central aortic BP, PWV, and pulse wave-derived parameters (augmentation index, amplitude of forward and backward components) were measured with tonometry (SphygmoCor) and oscillometry (Mobil-O-Graph). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3129304DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4737025PMC
February 2016
11 Reads

Multidisciplinary Management of Carotid Body Tumors in a Tertiary Urban Institution.

Int J Vasc Med 2015 9;2015:969372. Epub 2015 Dec 9.

Department of Vascular Surgery, KAT General Hospital, 14561 Athens, Greece.

Objective. Aim of this study is to present the experience of our institution in carotid body tumors (CBTs) treatment. Methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/969372DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4689957PMC
January 2016
6 Reads