Veins

Publication Title: 
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The mainstay of treatment for long-segment small-vessel chronic occlusive disease not amenable to endovascular intervention remains surgical bypass grafting using autologous vein. The procedure is largely successful and the immediate operative results almost always favorable. However, the lifespan of a given vein graft is highly variable, and less than 50% will remain primarily patent after 5 years.

Author(s): 
Chandiwal, Amito
Balasubramanian, Viji
Baldwin, Zachary K.
Conte, Michael S.
Schwartz, Lewis B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: This article describes interaction of the Earth's mass-electrolytic conductor on the electrical environment of human organism-aqueous environment and skeleton. In this environment, bioelectrical and bioenergetical processes take place. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: Measurements of electric potential on tongue, teeth, nails, and in venous blood in subjects earthed and unearthed were conducted in Faraday's cage with the use of an electrometer placed outside the cage. Measurements were performed in subjects in lying position and in movements of standing up and lying down.

Author(s): 
Sokal, Karol
Sokal, Pawel
Publication Title: 
Journal of Vascular Surgery

PURPOSE: Blunt injuries to the internal carotid artery (ICA) at the base of the skull are uncommon but potentially dangerous lesions whose management remains unclear. We report a new surgical approach of the intrapetrosal portion of the ICA that was used in six patients with the help of an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. METHODS: During a 70-month period, seven consecutive patients (four women, three men; mean age, 35.7 years; range, 21 to 59 years) were admitted, six after a motor vehicle accident and one after a cervical manipulation. All patients had a neurologic deficit.

Author(s): 
Alimi, Y. S.
Di Mauro, P.
Fiacre, E.
Magnan, J.
Juhan, C.
Publication Title: 
Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica

A 57-year-old male presented with a rare case of spontaneous vertebral arteriovenous fistula manifesting as radiculopathy of the right arm, subsequently associated with pulsating tinnitus and vascular bruit in the nape. He had a past history of chiropractic-induced vertebrobasilar infarction. Angiography showed a simple and direct fistula between the third segment of the right vertebral artery and the epidural veins at the C-1 level, where the artery runs backward above the arch of the C-1 just proximal to the penetration of the dura.

Author(s): 
Yoshida, S.
Nakazawa, K.
Oda, Y.
Publication Title: 
Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica

A 57-year-old male presented with a rare case of spontaneous vertebral arteriovenous fistula manifesting as radiculopathy of the right arm, subsequently associated with pulsating tinnitus and vascular bruit in the nape. He had a past history of chiropractic-induced vertebrobasilar infarction. Angiography showed a simple and direct fistula between the third segment of the right vertebral artery and the epidural veins at the C-1 level, where the artery runs backward above the arch of the C-1 just proximal to the penetration of the dura.

Author(s): 
Yoshida, S.
Nakazawa, K.
Oda, Y.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether the tongue inspection technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be used as a noninvasive auxiliary diagnostic tool to differentiate the subtypes of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and as an indicator of therapeutic efficacy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 198 outpatients from the China Medical University Hospital were recruited. The control group comprised 50 healthy adults.

Author(s): 
Wang, Hwang-Huei
Pan, Chun-Hsu
Wu, Ping-Ping
Luo, Shu-Fang
Lin, Hung-Jen
Wu, Chieh-Hsi
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Our previous research and other studies with radiotracers showed evidence of a centripetal drainage pathway, separate from blood or lymphatic vessels, that can be visualized when a small amount of low molecular weight tracer is injected subcutaneously into a given region on skin of humans. In order to further characterize this interesting biological phenomenon, animal experiments are designed to elucidate histological and physiologic characteristics of these visualized pathways.

Author(s): 
Li, Hong-yi
Chen, Min
Yang, Jie-fu
Yang, Chong-qing
Xu, Liang
Wang, Fang
Tong, Jia-bin
Lv, You
Suonan, Caidan
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