CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

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List of Papers (Total 369)

Early Experience of Trans-arterial Chemo-Embolisation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with a Novel Radiopaque Bead

AimsTo evaluate early outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with a novel radiopaque bead, the 75–150 μm DC Bead LUMI™ (Biocompatibles UK Ltd).Materials and MethodsThis was a retrospective review of the first 40 consecutive patients at a UK tertiary hepato-biliary centre, treated for HCC with TACE using radiopaque beads, between May 2017 and March 2019...

Does Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) Improve Voiding Symptoms, Storage Symptoms, or Both?

IntroductionMany studies have looked at global changes in the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) following PAE; however, no studies have examined the breakdown between storage and voiding symptoms. We aimed to explore the extent to which PAE improves storage symptoms in relation to voiding symptoms.MethodThis single-center, prospective cohort study recruited consecutive...

A Technical Report on the Performance of a New Large Bore Cerebral Aspiration Catheter, the First Results

Aims and BackgroundWe describe the initial results of the Syphontrack Super Distal Access (SDA) catheter (InNeuroco Inc., Sunrise, Fl, USA) used for endovascular treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke of the anterior circulation.MethodsA retrospective review of prospectively collected data from June 2017 to May 2018 in Maastricht University Medical Center plus (MUMC...

Will 177Lu-DOTATATE Treatment Become More Effective in Salvage Meningioma Patients, When Boosting Somatostatin Receptor Saturation? A Promising Case on Intra-arterial Administration

Somatostatin receptor subtype 2 upregulation is very common in meningiomas, and the use of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is recognized in recent European guidelines, with long-term stable disease and a long overall survival. Treatment efficacy of radionuclide treatments is correlated with tumour radiation absorbed dose. Meningioma patients with low tumour uptake...

Accuracy of Length of Virtual Stents in Treatment of Intracranial Wide-Necked Aneurysms

Background and PurposePrecise stent deployment is important for successful treatment of intracranial aneurysms by stent-assisted coiling (SAC). We evaluated the accuracy of virtual stents generated using commercial stent planning software by comparing the length of virtual and actually deployed intracranial laser cut stents on three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography (3D...

The pCONUS HPC: 30-Day and 180-Day In Vivo Biocompatibility Results

BackgroundEndovascular stents are commonly used during neurointerventional procedures; however, the concomitant use of dual anti-platelet treatment (DAPT) can limit their use. There is a need to develop stent coatings that mitigate requirement for DAPT. MethodsThe hydrophilic polymer coating is a novel glycan-based multilayer polymer that inhibits platelet adhesion. After...

Balloon-Occluded Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (b-TACE) for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Performed with Polyethylene-Glycol Epirubicin-Loaded Drug-Eluting Embolics: Safety and Preliminary Results

PurposeTo report technical success, safety profile and oncological results of balloon-occluded transcatheter arterial chemoembolization using a balloon micro-catheter and epirubicin-loaded polyethylene-glycol (PEG) microsphere (100 ± 25 µm and 200 ± 50 µm) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).Materials and MethodsThis is a single-centre, single-arm, retrospective study...

TuLIP (Tunnelled Line Intraluminal Plasty): An Alternative Technique for Salvaging Haemodialysis Catheter Patency in Fibrin Sheath Formation

BackgroundRenal patients with a tunnelled haemodialysis line are at risk of fibrin ‘sheath’ formation which can lead to occlusion. Dysfunctional lines are best treated by catheter exchange with a new subcutaneous tunnel; however, there is a risk of scarring, venous stenosis, potential loss of valuable access as well as the risk of infection.MethodWe report a retrospective review...

Transarterial (Chemo-)Embolization and Lipiodolization for Hepatic Haemangioma

BackgroundTransarterial (chemo-)embolization/lipiodolization (TAE/TAL) might be an attractive minimally invasive alternative to surgery in the treatment of symptomatic hepatic haemangioma. This review assesses the efficacy and safety of TAE/TAL as primary treatment for symptomatic hepatic haemangioma.MethodsA systematic search of the literature was performed by two reviewers...

Treatment of Visceral Transplant Pseudoaneurysms Using Physician-Modified Fenestrated Stent Grafts: Initial Experience

Pseudoaneurysms after visceral transplantation represent a significant risk to patients. We report the successful treatment of three transplant (pancreas, liver and kidney) artery anastomotic pseudoaneurysms using physician-modified fenestrated endovascular stent grafts. In all cases, surgical repair was considered high risk and would have compromised the arterial supply to the...

Segment 2/3 Hypertrophy is Greater When Right Portal Vein Embolisation is Extended to Segment 4 in Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Retrospective Cohort Study

BackgroundIn patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRLM), right portal vein embolisation (RPVE) is used to increase the volume of the future remnant liver (FRL) before major hepatic resection. It is not established whether embolisation of segment 4 in addition RPVE (RPVE + 4) induces greater hypertrophy of the FRL. Limitations of prior studies include heterogenous...

End-hole Versus Microvalve Infusion Catheters in Patients Undergoing Drug-Eluting Microspheres-TACE for Solitary Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumors: A Retrospective Analysis

IntroductionPre-transplant locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during bridge-to-transplant impacts recurrence and survival rates following liver transplantation. Optimizing the effectiveness of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in this population is imperative, and microvalve infusion catheters offer a means of such improvement.MethodsAll treatment-naive...

Uterine Artery Embolization in Women with Symptomatic Cervical Leiomyomata: Efficacy and Safety

PurposeTo perform an evaluation on safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) in the patients with symptomatic cervical leiomyomata.MethodsPatients with symptomatic cervical leiomyomata who underwent UAE in one specialized hospital were retrospectively analyzed, both clinically and with MR imaging. The 3-month outcomes were assessed with MR imaging and a validated...

Imaging and Endovascular Treatment of Bleeding Pelvic Fractures: Review Article

Pelvic fractures are potentially life-threatening injuries with high mortality rates, mainly due to intractable pelvic arterial bleeding. However, concomitant injuries are frequent and may also be the cause of significant blood loss. As treatment varies depending on location and type of hemorrhage, timely imaging is of critical importance. Contrast-enhanced CT offers fast and...

Safety and Short-Term Efficacy of Irreversible Electroporation and Allogenic Natural Killer Cell Immunotherapy Combination in the Treatment of Patients with Unresectable Primary Liver Cancer

PurposeThis study aimed to investigate the safety and short-term efficacy of irreversible electroporation (IRE) combined with allogenic natural killer (NK) cell immunotherapy in the treatment of patients with unresectable primary liver cancer.Materials and MethodsBetween October 2015 and December 2016, 40 patients were enrolled and randomly allocated to either the IRE group (n...

Where is the Origin of the Last Normal Branch from Feeding Artery of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations?

PurposeReperfusion via pulmonary-to-pulmonary arterial anastomoses is known as one type of recurrence of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) after embolization. It is important to occlude the fistulous portion beyond the origin of the last normal branch from feeding artery of PAVMs to prevent recurrence. In this study, we evaluate the origin of the last normal branch by...