Stents

Publication Title: 
Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing

The purpose of this study is to describe and interpret what it means for patients to be diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and how they experience treatment. AAA is usually asymptomatic and often discovered coincidentally in conjunction with a diagnostic workup for other medical problems. Twenty patients who had undergone 2 different surgical procedures were sequentially invited for interviews 1 month following surgery. A hermeneutic approach was used.

Author(s): 
Pettersson, Monica
Bergbom, Ingegerd
Publication Title: 
Interventional Neuroradiology: Journal of Peritherapeutic Neuroradiology, Surgical Procedures and Related Neurosciences

We describe a patient with subcutaneous hematoma associated with manual cervical massage during carotid artery stenting.A 73-year-old man with left cervical carotid artery stenosis presented with left amaurosis fugax. We performed carotid artery stenting using distal embolic protection with balloon occlusion. Dual antiplatelet therapy was maintained in the periprocedural period and an anticoagulant agent was administered during the procedure.

Author(s): 
Tsurumi, A.
Tsurumi, Y.
Negoro, M.
Yokoyama, K.
Oheda, M.
Susaki, N.
Tsugane, T.
Takahashi, T.
Miyachi, S.
Publication Title: 
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

We report a case of stent fracture and collapse of balloon-expandable stents caused by shiatsu massage. A 76-year-old man presented with complaints of intermittent claudication of the right lower extremity. Stenoses of the bilateral common iliac arteries (CIAs) were detected. Balloon-expandable stents were deployed in both CIAs, resulting in resolution of symptoms. Five months later, pelvis x-ray showed collapse of both stents. Despite the stent collapse, the patient was asymptomatic, and his ankle brachial index values were within the normal range.

Author(s): 
Ichihashi, Shigeo
Higashiura, Wataru
Itoh, Hirofumi
Sakaguchi, Shoji
Kichikawa, Kimihiko
Publication Title: 
Annals of Vascular Surgery

Cervical pain caused by the elongation of the styloid process (Eagle syndrome) is well known to otolaryngologists but is rarely considered by vascular surgeons. We report two patients with cerebrovascular symptoms of Eagle syndrome treated in our medical center in the past year. Case 1: an 80-year-old man with acromegaly presented with dizziness and syncope with neck rotation. The patient was noted to have bilateral elongated styloid processes impinging on the internal carotid arteries.

Author(s): 
Todo, Tsuyoshi
Alexander, Michael
Stokol, Colin
Lyden, Patrick
Braunstein, Glenn
Gewertz, Bruce
Publication Title: 
Journal of Vascular Surgery

Intermittent claudication is the primary symptom of peripheral arterial disease, affecting between 1 and 3 million Americans. Symptomatic improvement can be achieved by endovascular revascularization, but such procedures are invasive, expensive, and may be associated with procedural adverse events. Medical treatment options, including claudication medications and supervised exercise training, are also known to be effective, albeit also with associated limitations. The CLEVER (Claudication: Exercise Vs.

Author(s): 
Murphy, Timothy P.
Hirsch, Alan T.
Ricotta, John J.
Cutlip, Donald E.
Mohler, Emile
Regensteiner, Judith G.
Comerota, Anthony J.
Cohen, David J.
CLEVER Steering Committee
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To simultaneously quantify vertebral motions and neuromuscular and spinal nerve root responses to mechanical force, manually assisted, short-lever spinal manipulative thrusts. METHODS: Four patients underwent lumbar laminarthrectomy to decompress the central spinal canal and neuroforamina, as clinically indicated. Prior to decompression, finely threaded, 1.8-mm diameter intraosseous pins were rigidly fixed to the lumbar spinous process (L1 or L3) using fluoroscopic guidance, and a high-frequency, low-noise, 10-g, triaxial accelerometer was mounted to the pin.

Author(s): 
Colloca, Christopher J.
Keller, Tony S.
Gunzburg, Robert
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To simultaneously quantify vertebral motions and neuromuscular and spinal nerve root responses to mechanical force, manually assisted, short-lever spinal manipulative thrusts. METHODS: Four patients underwent lumbar laminarthrectomy to decompress the central spinal canal and neuroforamina, as clinically indicated. Prior to decompression, finely threaded, 1.8-mm diameter intraosseous pins were rigidly fixed to the lumbar spinous process (L1 or L3) using fluoroscopic guidance, and a high-frequency, low-noise, 10-g, triaxial accelerometer was mounted to the pin.

Author(s): 
Colloca, Christopher J.
Keller, Tony S.
Gunzburg, Robert
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to discuss a patient with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) who presented to a chiropractic teaching clinic and review the pathophysiology, therapeutic strategies, and complications associated with treatment of AAA. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 69-year-old male patient experienced right-sided low back pain with radiation into the right leg for 3 weeks. The radiologic examination of the lumbar spine showed a 7.0-cm AAA and degenerative joint disease in the lumbar spine.

Author(s): 
Patel, Sanjay N.
Kettner, Norman W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurosurgery

OBJECT: Chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine is a known cause of craniocervical arterial dissections. In this paper, the authors describe the patterns of arterial injury after chiropractic manipulation and their management in the modern endovascular era. METHODS: A prospectively maintained endovascular database was reviewed to identify patients presenting with craniocervical arterial dissections after chiropractic manipulation.

Author(s): 
Albuquerque, Felipe C.
Hu, Yin C.
Dashti, Shervin R.
Abla, Adib A.
Clark, Justin C.
Alkire, Brian
Theodore, Nicholas
McDougall, Cameron G.
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