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Endoleak is a common complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) but can be detected only through prolonged follow-up with repeated aortic imaging. This study examined the potential for circulating matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), osteoprotegerin (OPG), D-dimer, homocysteine (HCY), and C-reactive protein (CRP) to act as diagnostic markers for endoleak in AAA patients undergoing elective EVAR.
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Name: Journal of vascular surgery
Type II endoleaks (T2ELs) are commonly observed after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). We sought to determine whether time at onset of T2ELs correlated with the need to intervene based on sac expa...
Persistent endoleaks may lead to adverse events after endovascular aortic repair. We prospectively examined the relationship between intraoperative residual spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common disease seen in vascular units. AAA is defined as transverse diameter greater than 3 cm and affects men more than women. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair...
Complications of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) include endoleaks, proximal neck dilatation and stent migration, which have a greater likelihood with larger neck angulations. To mitigate against ...
Purpose To develop a computed tomographic (CT) angiographic postprocessing protocol with two- and three-dimensional measurements for follow-up of patients who underwent endovascular aortic repair. Mat...
This study will be a cross-sectional survey of interobserver variability associated with contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to detect endoleaks using computed tomographic angiography (CTA...
After endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, life-long follow-up is needed to monitor the effectiveness of exclusion of the aneurysm sac from blood flow. For this reason, aneurysm ...
The durability of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been limited by development of endoleaks which may be secondary to progressive aortic degeneration by matrix metalloproteases (MMP...
Even though the indication for endovascular therapy has been enlarged, open repair of common femoral artery is still considered as the treatment of choice. A recent pilot study showed that...
The purpose of this study is to compare the cost effectiveness, quality of life and outcomes of the endovascular stent graft repair with the open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneury...
The reconstruction of a continuous two-stranded DNA molecule without mismatch from a molecule which contained damaged regions. The major repair mechanisms are excision repair, in which defective regions in one strand are excised and resynthesized using the complementary base pairing information in the intact strand; photoreactivation repair, in which the lethal and mutagenic effects of ultraviolet light are eliminated; and post-replication repair, in which the primary lesions are not repaired, but the gaps in one daughter duplex are filled in by incorporation of portions of the other (undamaged) daughter duplex. Excision repair and post-replication repair are sometimes referred to as "dark repair" because they do not require light.
Endovascular procedure in which atheromatous plaque is excised by a cutting or rotating catheter. It differs from balloon and laser angioplasty procedures which enlarge vessels by dilation but frequently do not remove much plaque. If the plaque is removed by surgical excision under general anesthesia rather than by an endovascular procedure through a catheter, it is called ENDARTERECTOMY.
A thyroid hormone transport protein found in serum. It binds about 75% of circulating THYROXINE and 70% of circulating TRIIODOTHYRONINE.
A DNA repair enzyme that catalyzes DNA synthesis during base excision DNA repair. EC 22.214.171.124.
The repair of DOUBLE-STRAND DNA BREAKS by rejoining the broken ends of DNA to each other directly.
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...