dilatation

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Summary: The act of dilating.

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  1. ncbi Surgeon-performed endoscopic dilatation of symptomatic gastrojejunal anastomotic strictures following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Robert L Bell
    Division of General Surgery, Maryland Center for Videoscopic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Obes Surg 13:728-33. 2003
  2. ncbi Esophageal reconstruction with intraoperative dilatation of the hypopharynx for the management of chronic corrosive esophageal strictures. A technical tip
    Panagiotis Yannopoulos
    Unit of Esophageal Surgery, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:940-2. 2006
  3. doi Factors affecting the success of endoscopic bougia dilatation of radiation-induced esophageal stricture
    Yasar Tuna
    Department of Gastroenterology, Akdeniz University Medical School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey
    Dig Dis Sci 57:424-8. 2012
  4. ncbi Nasal dilator strip therapy for chronic sleep-maintenance insomnia and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing: a randomized controlled trial
    Barry Krakow
    Sleep and Human Health Institute, Suite 380, 6739 Academy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA
    Sleep Breath 10:16-28. 2006
  5. pmc Dilatation of the constricted human airway by tidal expansion of lung parenchyma
    Tera L Lavoie
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 186:225-32. 2012
  6. doi Effects of lowering dialysate sodium on flow-mediated dilatation in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Aysun Aybal Kutlugün
    Department of Nephrology, Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:3678-82. 2011
  7. doi Practice of dilatation after surgical correction in anorectal malformations
    Ekkehart Jenetzky
    Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Hartmühlenweg 2 4, 55122, Mainz, Germany
    Pediatr Surg Int 28:1095-9. 2012
  8. doi Kidney transplantation improves arterial function measured by pulse wave analysis and endothelium-independent dilatation in uraemic patients despite deterioration of glucose metabolism
    Mads Hornum
    Department of Nephrology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:2370-7. 2011
  9. pmc Transvenous removal of pacing and implantable cardiac defibrillating leads using single sheath mechanical dilatation and multiple venous approaches: high success rate and safety in more than 2000 leads
    Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    Arrhythmology Unit of CardioVascular Division, Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Eur Heart J 29:2886-93. 2008
  10. ncbi Recto-colonic reflex is impaired in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    P P J van der Veek
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Leiden University Medical Center, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 19:653-9. 2007

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  1. ncbi Surgeon-performed endoscopic dilatation of symptomatic gastrojejunal anastomotic strictures following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Robert L Bell
    Division of General Surgery, Maryland Center for Videoscopic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Obes Surg 13:728-33. 2003
    ..Gastrojejunal anastomotic strictures develop in 4.7 to 27% of patients undergoing laparoscopic RYGBP. This paper details two endoscopic techniques for dilating gastrojejunal anastomotic strictures...
  2. ncbi Esophageal reconstruction with intraoperative dilatation of the hypopharynx for the management of chronic corrosive esophageal strictures. A technical tip
    Panagiotis Yannopoulos
    Unit of Esophageal Surgery, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:940-2. 2006
    ..We describe three cases of corrosive upper cervical esophageal strictures treated with intraoperative dilatation of the proximal hypopharyngeal stump and concurrent 'stenting' of the pharyngeal anastomosis with the conduit ..
  3. doi Factors affecting the success of endoscopic bougia dilatation of radiation-induced esophageal stricture
    Yasar Tuna
    Department of Gastroenterology, Akdeniz University Medical School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey
    Dig Dis Sci 57:424-8. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi Nasal dilator strip therapy for chronic sleep-maintenance insomnia and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing: a randomized controlled trial
    Barry Krakow
    Sleep and Human Health Institute, Suite 380, 6739 Academy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA
    Sleep Breath 10:16-28. 2006
    ..03). SDB education and NDSs demonstrated therapeutic efficacy in a select sample of insomnia patients with SDB symptoms. Replication of results requires placebo controls and objectively confirmed SDB cases...
  5. pmc Dilatation of the constricted human airway by tidal expansion of lung parenchyma
    Tera L Lavoie
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 186:225-32. 2012
    ..To explain these findings, the prevailing hypothesis focuses on contracting airway smooth muscle and posits a nonlinear dynamic interaction between actomyosin binding and the tethering forces imposed by tidally expanding lung parenchyma...
  6. doi Effects of lowering dialysate sodium on flow-mediated dilatation in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Aysun Aybal Kutlugün
    Department of Nephrology, Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:3678-82. 2011
    This study examined the effects of low dialysate sodium on endothelial dysfunction (ED) as measured by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of brachial artery in haemodialysis (HD) patients.
  7. doi Practice of dilatation after surgical correction in anorectal malformations
    Ekkehart Jenetzky
    Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Hartmühlenweg 2 4, 55122, Mainz, Germany
    Pediatr Surg Int 28:1095-9. 2012
    In order to prevent stricture of the neoanus after surgical correction, regular dilatation is recommended. There is a lack of knowledge about the performance of anal dilatation and the occurrence of pain...
  8. doi Kidney transplantation improves arterial function measured by pulse wave analysis and endothelium-independent dilatation in uraemic patients despite deterioration of glucose metabolism
    Mads Hornum
    Department of Nephrology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:2370-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of kidney transplantation on arterial function in relation to changes in glucose metabolism...
  9. pmc Transvenous removal of pacing and implantable cardiac defibrillating leads using single sheath mechanical dilatation and multiple venous approaches: high success rate and safety in more than 2000 leads
    Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    Arrhythmology Unit of CardioVascular Division, Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Eur Heart J 29:2886-93. 2008
    The aim of the present study was to describe a 10 years single-centre experience in pacing and defibrillating leads removal using an effective and safe modified mechanical dilatation technique.
  10. ncbi Recto-colonic reflex is impaired in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    P P J van der Veek
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Leiden University Medical Center, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 19:653-9. 2007
    ..Postprandially this recto-colonic inhibitory reflex is impaired and attenuated in IBS patients compared with controls. These findings point to an altered reflex function in IBS and have implications for pathophysiology and therapy...
  11. doi Influence of arterial elasticity and vessel dilatation on arteriovenous fistula maturation: a prospective cohort study
    Mufaddal F Kheda
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:525-31. 2010
    Arteriovenous fistula maturation requires dilatation of the anastomosed artery and vein. The factors that affect dilatation and the mechanisms by which dilatation promotes maturation are not understood...
  12. ncbi A longitudinal study using ultrasound to assess flow-mediated dilatation in normal human pregnancy
    Ann E Quinton
    Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Hypertens Pregnancy 26:273-81. 2007
    ..To develop normal ranges of endothelial function in normal human pregnancy to use as a screening test for preeclampsia...
  13. doi Primary dilatation as a treatment for pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis: a systematic review
    Kristelle Chueng
    Division of Otolaryngology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 77:623-8. 2013
    To identify and review original studies on balloon and rigid dilatation as primary therapy for laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) in pediatric patients.
  14. doi Cricopharyngeal dilatation for the long-term treatment of dysphagia in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
    Joseph G Manjaly
    Departments of ENT and Radiology, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury, UK
    Dysphagia 27:216-20. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of repeated endoscopic dilatation for OPMD over a 15-year period...
  15. doi Minimum recovery time between reactive hyperemia stimulus in the repeated measurement of brachial flow-mediated dilatation
    Matthew Barton
    Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food and Nutrition Science, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
    Ultrasound Med Biol 37:879-83. 2011
    The ability to undertake repeat measurements of flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) within a short time of a previous measurement would be useful to improve accuracy or to repeat a failed initial procedure...
  16. pmc Effect of stent inflation pressure and post-dilatation on the outcome of coronary artery intervention. A report of more than 90,000 stent implantations
    Ole Frobert
    Department of Cardiology, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e56348. 2013
    ..Using comprehensive registry data our aim was to evaluate how stent inflation pressure influences restenosis, stent thrombosis and death following PCI...
  17. doi Diagnostic accuracy of renal pelvic dilatation for detecting surgically managed ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    Cristiane S Dias
    Pediatric Nephrourology Unit, Faculdade de Medicina, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    J Urol 190:661-6. 2013
    In this study we evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of renal pelvic dilatation for detecting infants with prenatal hydronephrosis who will need surgical intervention for ureteropelvic junction obstruction during followup.
  18. doi A comparison of flow-mediated dilatation and peripheral artery tonometry for measurement of endothelial function in healthy individuals and patients with peripheral arterial disease
    R B Allan
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 45:263-9. 2013
    Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) and peripheral artery tonometry (PAT) are commonly used methods for assessing endothelial function in a research setting but it is unclear how well they correlate...
  19. ncbi Using radionuclide esophageal emptying test to evaluate pneumatic dilatation effects for achalasia
    Y Y Shen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:1061-3. 2001
    ..an isotope-labeled solid meal (an egg salad sandwich labeled with 99mTc-MAA) in the assessment of pneumatic dilatation treatment in achalasia. Twenty achalasic patients (12 males, 8 females, age: 51.4 +/- 13...
  20. pmc Short and long-term outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilatation for Crohn's disease strictures
    Katsuya Endo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8574, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 19:86-91. 2013
    To investigate the short and long-term outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) for Crohn's disease (CD) strictures.
  21. ncbi Impact of neck length on the safety of percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy: a prospective, randomized study
    Abtin Tabaee
    Departments of Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Laryngoscope 115:1685-90. 2005
    ..To investigate a correlation between neck length and the incidence of complications after both percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy (ST) and to compare the relative safety of the two procedures at our institution...
  22. doi Clinical guidelines. Cervical preparation for surgical abortion from 20 to 24 weeks' gestation
    Sara Newmann
    Society of Family Planning
    Contraception 77:308-14. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to clarify the best means to prepare the cervix to minimize abortion complications and improve outcome in this gestational age range...
  23. ncbi Comparative evaluation between re-irradiation and demand endoscopic dilatation vs endoscopic dilatation alone in patients with recurrent/reactivated residual in-field esophageal malignancies
    Mohmad Ashraf Teli
    Department of Radiotherapy, Sher I Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar 190 011, Kashmir, India
    J Cancer Res Ther 4:121-5. 2008
    ..Scarce literature is available regarding the use of re-irradiation in this setting though re-irradiation has been successfully used in recurrent tumors at various other anatomical sites...
  24. ncbi Mechanical methods of cervical ripening and labor induction
    Shari Gelber
    Drexel University, 245 North 15th Street, MS 495, New College Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 49:642-57. 2006
    ..The advantages of preinduction cervical ripening with mechanical devices include low cost, low incidence of systemic side effects, and low risk of uterine hyperstimulation...
  25. ncbi Percutaneous tracheostomy tube obstruction: warning
    Steven J Trottier
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, St John s Mercy Medical Center, St Louis University, Tower B 4006, 621 South New Ballas Road, St Louis, MO 63141, USA
    Chest 122:1377-81. 2002
    ..To determine the patency of standard and modified Portex tracheostomy tubes inserted by the percutaneous dilatational technique...
  26. ncbi Achalasia: botox, dilatation or laparoscopic surgery in 2006
    N Pehlivanov
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 18:799-804. 2006
  27. ncbi Repetitive rectal painful distention induces rectal hypersensitivity in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Tsukasa Nozu
    Department of Comprehensive Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital, Kita 14, Nishi 5, Sapporo, 060 8648, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 41:217-22. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi Congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction: physiopathology, decoupling of tout court pelvic dilatation-obstruction semantic connection, biomarkers to predict renal damage evolution
    C Alberti
    L D of Surgical Semeiotics University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:213-9. 2012
    ..The UPJO-related physiopathologic events are, at first, the compliant dilatation of renal pelvis that, acting as hydraulic buffer, protects the renal parenchyma from the rising intrapelvic ..
  29. ncbi Diameter measurements of the forearm cephalic vein prior to vascular access creation in end-stage renal disease patients: graduated pressure cuff versus tourniquet vessel dilatation
    R Nils Planken
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:802-6. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that this inconsistency is due to differences in the methods used to achieve venous dilatation prior to diameter measurements and daily variation in superficial venous diameter...
  30. ncbi A comparison of two single dilator percutaneous tracheostomy sets: the Blue Rhino and the Ultraperc
    P B Patel
    Intensive Care Medicine, The Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London, UK
    Anaesthesia 61:182-6. 2006
    ..the trachea and inserting the tracheostomy tube; the time taken and the anterior-posterior compression during dilatation and tube insertion; the incidence and extent of posterior tracheal wall damage...
  31. pmc Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy versus surgical tracheostomy in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Anthony Delaney
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Crit Care 10:R55. 2006
    ....
  32. doi Flow-mediated dilatation: a review of techniques and applications
    Martin Stout
    Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
    Echocardiography 26:832-41. 2009
    ..Flow-mediated dilatation can be used to directly assess endothelial function in healthy and diseased populations...
  33. ncbi Percutaneous tracheostomy with single dilatation technique: a prospective, randomized comparison of Ciaglia blue rhino versus Griggs' guidewire dilating forceps
    Sushil P Ambesh
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Anesth Analg 95:1739-45, table of contents. 2002
    ..However, tracheal stoma over-dilation with GWDF and increase in peak airway pressure and rupture of tracheal rings with CBR remain major concerns...
  34. doi Functional endoscopic dilatation of the sinuses: patient satisfaction, postoperative pain, and cost
    Michael Friedman
    Department of Otolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60602, USA
    Am J Rhinol 22:204-9. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to determine how functional endoscopic dilatation of the sinuses (FEDS) compares with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in a select group of patients with respect to (1) elimination of symptoms, (2) ..
  35. ncbi Percutaneous tracheostomy: ciaglia blue rhino versus the basic ciaglia technique of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy
    C Byhahn
    Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Control, J W Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany
    Anesth Analg 91:882-6. 2000
    ..Based on our data, we conclude that new CBR is more practicable than PDT. No life-threatening complications occurred during CBR...
  36. ncbi A new simple method for percutaneous tracheostomy: controlled rotating dilation. A preliminary report
    G Frova
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Spedali Civili Brescia, Brescia, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:299-303. 2002
    ..To describe and introduce a new technique for percutaneous dilational tracheostomy...
  37. ncbi Upper airway resistance syndrome: effect of nasal dilation, sleep stage, and sleep position
    A S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorders Centre, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Sleep 22:592-8. 1999
    ..There were no additional effects on sleep architecture or sleep disordered breathing. Both sleep position and sleep stage had a significant effect on sleep disordered breathing in UARS...
  38. ncbi Dilatation of biliary strictures through the afferent limb of a Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy in patients with sclerosing cholangitis
    D G Hutson
    Department of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA
    World J Surg 25:1251-3. 2001
    Repeated dilatation of biliary strictures in patients with sclerosing cholangitis through a subcutaneously placed afferent limb of a choledochojejunostomy is technically feasible and safe...
  39. ncbi Percutaneous tracheostomy with the Blue Rhino trade mark technique: presentation of 100 consecutive patients
    B G Fikkers
    Department of Intensive Care, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, PO Box 9100, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Anaesthesia 57:1094-7. 2002
    ..Percutaneous tracheostomy with the Blue Rhino trade mark kit is safe with a low incidence of major complications...
  40. ncbi Tracheal stenosis after percutaneous dilational tracheostomy
    M D D Bell
    Anaesthesia 62:292-3; author reply 293. 2007
  41. ncbi Repeat bedside percutaneous dilational tracheostomy is a safe procedure
    Marianne Meyer
    Pulmonary Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 30:986-8. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the safety of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in critically ill patients with a history of previous tracheostomy...
  42. pmc Acute tryptophan depletion affects brain-gut responses in irritable bowel syndrome patients and controls
    T O C Kilkens
    Maastricht University, Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Dr Tanslaan 10, 6229 ET, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Gut 53:1794-800. 2004
    ..Serotonin, a key denominator of the brain-gut axis, is involved in the regulation of gastrointestinal motility, secretion, and perception as well as cognition and mood...
  43. doi Cervical dilation in second-trimester abortion
    Jennifer L Hayes
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburg, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 52:171-8. 2009
    ..Misoprostol has limited data supporting its use in this setting. Decisions regarding which method is best are clinician-dependent, and factors such as gestational age and time allowed for preparation should be considered...
  44. pmc Complications of percutaneous dilating tracheostomy
    Dave A Dongelmans
    Crit Care 8:397-8; author reply 397-8. 2004
  45. pmc Clinical review: percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy
    Mariam A Al-Ansari
    Salmaniya Medical Complex, Ministry of Health, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
    Crit Care 10:202. 2006
    ..Regardless of the PDT technique, meticulous preoperative and postoperative management are necessary to maintain the excellent safety record of PDT...
  46. ncbi Early versus late treatment of posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation: results of a retrospective study from five neonatal intensive care units in The Netherlands
    L S de Vries
    Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children s Hospital, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 91:212-7. 2002
    Posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) in very preterm infants carries a poor prognosis...
  47. ncbi A meta-analysis of prospective trials comparing percutaneous and surgical tracheostomy in critically ill patients
    B D Freeman
    Department of Surgery, Section of Burn, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Chest 118:1412-8. 2000
    ....
  48. ncbi The use of oral misoprostol as a cervical ripening agent in operative hysteroscopy: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Jackie A Thomas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Mt Sinai Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:876-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of oral misoprostol as a cervical ripening agent when used in operative hysteroscopy...
  49. pmc Effect of pupillary dilatation on glaucoma assessments using optical coherence tomography
    M Smith
    Ophthalmology Department, Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7AA, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:1686-90. 2007
    To examine the effect of pupillary dilatation on the reliability of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and optic nerve head (ONH) assessments using Stratus OCT in a glaucoma clinic.
  50. ncbi A randomised placebo-controlled trial of vaginal misoprostol for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women
    T M Fung
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
    BJOG 109:561-5. 2002
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of misoprostol given vaginally for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women...
  51. ncbi Prognostic role of right ventricular dilatation and troponin I elevation in acute pulmonary embolism
    Jen Te Hsu
    Division of Cardiology, Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Chai Yi Hsien, Taiwan
    Int Heart J 47:775-81. 2006
    ..retrospective analysis aimed to determine whether the combination of elevated troponin I and right ventricular dilatation (RVD) could provide a more powerful predictor for risk evaluation...
  52. ncbi Pneumomediastinum after dilatation of anal stricture following stapled hemorrhoidopexy
    I Kanellos
    4th Surgical Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Tech Coloproctol 8:185-7. 2004
    ..We describe a case of an excessive staple-line stenosis followed stapled haemorrhoidopexy. Proctoscopic dilatation resulted in complications of retropneumoperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema and perianal ..
  53. ncbi Videobronchoscopic guidance makes percutaneous dilational tracheostomy safer
    M Oberwalder
    Department of General and Transplant Surgery, University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Surg Endosc 18:839-42. 2004
    ..Only the latter procedure provides the surgeon with direct visual information. This study prospectively assessed procedural parameters and complications of PDT guided by conventional bronchoscopy (CB) or videobronchoscopy (VB)...
  54. ncbi Bedside tracheostomy in the intensive care unit: a prospective randomized trial comparing open surgical tracheostomy with endoscopically guided percutaneous dilational tracheotomy
    D D Massick
    Department of Otolaryngology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Laryngoscope 111:494-500. 2001
    ..These findings will aid in the development of protocols and pathways for surgical airway management in critically ill patients to maximize cost-effective, high-quality care...
  55. ncbi Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy in the ICU: optimal organization, low complication rates, and description of a new complication
    Kees H Polderman
    Departments of Intensive Care, University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Chest 123:1595-602. 2003
    ..To assess short-term and long-term complications of bronchoscopy-guided, percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) and surgical tracheostomy (ST) and to report a complication of PDT that has not been described previously...
  56. ncbi Diastolic dysfunction beyond distensibility: adverse effects of ventricular dilatation
    William C Little
    Circulation 112:2888-90. 2005
  57. ncbi Aortic dissection after stent dilatation for coarctation of the aorta: a case report and literature review
    C Varma
    Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 59:528-35. 2003
    ..The histology of the aorta in coarctation and in the elderly is described. The experience of stenting in older patients is reviewed and discussed...
  58. ncbi Regular dilatation is unnecessary after tubularized incised-plate hypospadias repair
    A J Lorenzo
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Children s Hospital, Dallas, Texas 75325, USA
    BJU Int 89:94-7. 2002
    To determine if patients who undergo tubularized incised-plate (TIP) urethroplasty need regular dilatation to prevent neourethral strictures or meatal stenosis.
  59. ncbi The use of misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women
    S W Ngai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hum Reprod 16:1486-8. 2001
    ..This study examined whether oral misoprostol exerted a cervical priming effect in postmenopausal women prior to hysteroscopy...
  60. ncbi Complications of osmotic dilators
    E Steve Lichtenberg
    Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 59:528-36. 2004
    ..However, these measures, singly and in combination, are unlikely to eliminate all complications...
  61. ncbi Effects of the nasal strip and dilator on nasal breathing--a study with healthy subjects
    Lauri I Peltonen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Rhinology 42:122-5. 2004
    ..To investigate effects of the nose dilating devices on nasal anatomy and breathing in healthy subjects...
  62. ncbi Assessing cervical dilatation without VEs: watching the purple line
    Sara Wickham
    Pract Midwife 10:26-7. 2007
  63. ncbi Usefulness of mechanical transvenous dilation and location of areas of adherence in patients undergoing coronary sinus lead extraction
    Maria Grazia Bongiorni
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana and University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Cisanello, Pisa 56100, Italy
    Europace 9:69-73. 2007
    ..We aimed to evaluate feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of CS lead extraction, focusing on MD usefulness, in the event that lead traction (LT) was ineffective...
  64. ncbi A randomized trial of sublingual misoprostol for cervical priming before hysteroscopy
    Mazen Bisharah
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 10:390-1. 2003
    To evaluate the effects of sublingual misoprostol on cervical dilatation before hysteroscopy.
  65. ncbi Technique of endoscopic retrograde puncture and dilatation of total esophageal stenosis in patients with radiation-induced strictures
    Ronald J Lew
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Gastroenterology, 3400 Spruce Street, 3 Ravdin Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Head Neck 26:179-83. 2004
    ..Complete esophageal stenosis can occur after external beam radiation therapy for malignancies. Treatment for this complication has traditionally involved surgery...
  66. pmc Guidelines on the use of oesophageal dilatation in clinical practice
    S A Riley
    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Gut 53:i1-6. 2004
  67. ncbi Secretion patterns of oxytocin and PGF2alpha-metabolite in response to cervical dilatation in cyclic mares
    Johannes Handler
    Clinic for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology, University of Veterinary Sciences, Veterinarplatz 1, A 1210, Vienna, Austria
    Theriogenology 59:1381-91. 2003
    ..on estrous cycle pattern and concentrations of progesterone, oxytocin and PGF2alpha-metabolite of cervical dilatation in the mare...
  68. ncbi Reflux strictures of the oesophagus in children: personal experience with preoperative dilatation followed by anterior funduplication
    Vito Briganti
    Pediatric Surgical Division, San Camillo Forlanini Hospitals, Via Cicerone n 60th, 00193, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Surg Int 19:544-7. 2003
    ..protocols, both medical and surgical, are currently proposed, such as bougienage, funduplication without dilatation, funduplication with pre- and postoperative dilatation, resection and interposition, and pharmacological therapy...
  69. pmc Comparison of two percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, guide wire dilating forceps and Ciaglia Blue Rhino: a sequential cohort study
    Bernard G Fikkers
    Department of Intensive Care, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 8:R299-305. 2004
    ..To evaluate and compare the peri-operative and postoperative complications of the two most frequently used percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, namely guide wire dilating forceps (GWDF) and Ciaglia Blue Rhino (CBR)...
  70. ncbi Clinical and angiographic results of dilatation procedures for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease
    Adnan I Qureshi
    Department of Neurosurgery and Toshiba Stroke Research Center, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
    J Neuroimaging 15:240-9. 2005
    ..The authors determined the technical success and the clinical and angiographic results of angioplasty and/or stent placement for intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) at a tertiary-care referral hospital...
  71. ncbi Minimally invasive esophagectomy for caustic esophageal stricture in children
    Benedict C Nwomeh
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:e1-6. 2004
    ....
  72. doi Intermittent self-dilatation after internal urethrotomy for primary urethral strictures: a case-control study
    Marta Lauritzen
    Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 43:220-5. 2009
    To retrospectively evaluate the effects of intermittent self-dilatation (ISD) on the natural course of urethral strictures after an internal urethrotomy.
  73. doi The short-term efficacy of dilatation therapy combined with steroid after internal urethrotomy in the management of urethral stenoses
    Adnan Gucuk
    Department of Urology, S B Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Endourol 24:1017-21. 2010
    To present the short-term results of hydrophilic dilatation catheter or steroid-coated hydrophilic dilatation catheter usage in the management of primary urethral stricture.
  74. doi Effect of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and tract dilatation methods on renal function: assessment by quantitative single-photon emission computed tomography of technetium-99m-dimercaptosuccinic acid uptake by the kidneys
    Ali Unsal
    Department of Urology, Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Endourol 24:1497-502. 2010
    The aim of this study was to determine the impact of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and tract dilatation methods on global and regional renal function using quantitative single-photon emission computed tomography (QSPECT) of ..
  75. ncbi Cervical dilation before first-trimester surgical abortion (<14 weeks' gestation). SFP Guideline 20071
    Rebecca H Allen
    Contraception 76:139-56. 2007
    ..Compared to laminaria, vaginal misoprostol requires a shorter period of time to achieve the same dilatation, is associated with less discomfort and is preferred by women...
  76. ncbi Role of retrograde dilatation in the management of pharyngo-esophageal corrosive strictures
    V Vimalraj
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Center for G I Bleed and Division of Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Diseases, Government Stanley Medical College Hospital, The Tamilnadu Dr M G R Medical University, Chennai 600 001, Tamilnadu, India
    Dis Esophagus 20:328-32. 2007
    ..This study primarily aimed at defining the role of preoperative retrograde dilatation of pharyngo-esophageal corrosive strictures...
  77. doi Tracheal stenosis after placement of percutaneous dilational tracheotomy
    Thomas E Christenson
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Laryngoscope 118:222-7. 2008
    ..In this paper, we review those cases to demonstrate that tracheal stenosis is a potential long-term complication of percutaneous dilational tracheotomy...
  78. ncbi [Ciaglia blue rhino: a modified technique for percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy. Technique and early clinical results]
    C Byhahn
    Klinik fur Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt a M
    Anaesthesist 49:202-6. 2000
    ..The Ciaglia Blue Rhino (CBR) represents another percutaneous technique in which the tracheostoma is formed by one-step dilation. Our study presents the technique itself and the early clinical experiences...
  79. ncbi Vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening before operative hysteroscopy in pre-menopausal women: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with three dose regimens
    H Fernandez
    Service de Gynecologie Obstetrique, Hopital Antoine Beclere, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris AP HP, 92141 Clamart Cedex, France
    Hum Reprod 19:1618-21. 2004
    To evaluate the effects of vaginal misoprostol on cervical dilatation before operative hysteroscopy in pre-menopausal women.
  80. ncbi Percutaneous tracheostomy: a clinical comparison of dilatational (Ciaglia) and translaryngeal (Fantoni) techniques
    K Westphal
    Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, and Pain Control, J W Goethe University Hospital Center, Frankfurt, Germany
    Anesth Analg 89:938-43. 1999
    ..No infection of the tracheostoma was noted in either the PDT or the TLT. We therefore consider both the PDT and the TLT equally safe and attractive techniques for establishing long-term airway access in critically ill patients...
  81. doi The effect of urethral dilatation on pressure flow studies in women with voiding dysfunction and overactive bladder
    Maya Basu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY, UK
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1073-7. 2009
    The aim of this study was to assess whether urethral dilatation (UD) leads to changes in pressure flow parameters in women with voiding dysfunction (VD) and whether this correlates with improvement in overactive bladder symptoms (OAB).
  82. ncbi Safety of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in patients ventilated with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)
    Martin Beiderlinden
    Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122, Essen, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 29:944-8. 2003
    ..To assess the impact of bronchoscopically guided percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) on oxygenation in patients with severe respiratory failure ventilated with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)...
  83. ncbi Long-term dilatation of caustic strictures of the oesophagus
    Askar Kukkady
    Department of Surgery, Starship Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Pediatr Surg Int 18:486-90. 2002
    ..Our study looks into the results of long-term dilatation of such strictures. Of 109 children admitted to our hospital with caustic ingestion, 10 developed strictures...
  84. ncbi Hydrodilatation in the management of shoulder capsulitis
    Simon Bell
    Department of Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Australas Radiol 47:247-51. 2003
    ..Technically, it is important to achieve maximum distension, preferably with capsular rupture, and to utilize cortisone in the fluid injected...
  85. ncbi Rigid bronchoscopic dilatation of postintubation tracheal stenosis
    Abdullateef Softah
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha and King Fahad General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    West Afr J Med 24:234-8. 2005
    ..been employed for the management of PITS include stenting, surgical resection and reconstruction, percutaneous dilatation, rigid bronchoscopic dilatation, fibreoptic assisted balloon dilatation and Nd:YAG (neodymium: yttritium-..
  86. ncbi Vaginal misoprostol for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women
    E Barcaite
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Eiveniu 2, Kaunas 50009, Lithuania
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 91:141-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness and possible adverse effects of vaginal misoprostol for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women...
  87. ncbi A mouse model of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease with biliary duct and proximal tubule dilatation
    J R Woollard
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Kidney Int 72:328-36. 2007
    ..The biliary phenotype displayed progressive bile duct dilatation, resulting in grossly cystic and fibrotic livers in all animals...
  88. doi Corrosive oesophageal strictures in children: outcomes after timely or delayed dilatation
    S Contini
    Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Parma, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 41:263-8. 2009
    ..Therefore, dilatation may be performed late and in highly fibrotic strictures...
  89. ncbi Effect of nasal dilation on snoring and apneas during different stages of sleep
    V Hoffstein
    Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Sleep 16:360-5. 1993
    ..We conclude that dilation of the anterior nares in patients without nasal pathology has a relatively weak effect on snoring, and routine use of nasal dilating appliances is not recommended for treatment of snoring...
  90. ncbi Comparative clinical trial of progressive dilatational and forceps dilatational tracheostomy
    L W van Heurn
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital, The Netherlands
    Intensive Care Med 27:292-5. 2001
    ..To compare the safety and early complications of progressive dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) and forceps dilatational tracheostomy (FDT)...
  91. ncbi Comparison of surgical and percutaneous dilational tracheostomy
    Luis F Angel
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Clin Chest Med 24:423-9. 2003
    ....
  92. ncbi Open versus percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: efficacy and cost analysis
    A Grover
    Department of Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
    Am Surg 67:297-301; discussion 301-2. 2001
    ..However, the open bedside tracheostomy is a better utilization of resources and is more cost effective, and it is the procedure of choice at our institution...
  93. ncbi Treatment of Plummer-Vinson syndrome with Savary-Gilliard dilatation
    Mohamed I Yasawy
    Department of Internal Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 25:524-6. 2004
    ..Initial treatment in 3 patients consisted of esophageal dilatation with savary bougies after initial rupture of the web by endoscope...
  94. ncbi The technical approach in banding to avoid pouch dilatation
    B Elias
    St Jean Clinic, Brussels, Belgium
    Obes Surg 11:311-4. 2001
    ..Nevertheless, some complications may occur, including slipping of the stomach through the band with pouch dilatation. Initially, the Belachew and Cadière technique was done with the Lap-Band...
  95. ncbi Single-dilator percutaneous tracheostomy: a comparison of PercuTwist and Ciaglia Blue Rhino techniques
    Christian Byhahn
    Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, and Pain Control, J W Goethe University Hospital, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 28:1262-6. 2002
    ..To compare two single-dilator percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, Ciaglia Blue Rhino and the new PercuTwist technique...
  96. ncbi Percutaneous tracheostomy by guidewire dilating forceps technique: review of 98 patients
    M M Maddali
    Deparment of Anesthesiology, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman
    J Postgrad Med 47:100-3. 2001
    ..Since it is a blind approach, bronchoscopic guidance has been suggested which might not always be possible due to logistic reasons...
  97. ncbi Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy for emergent airway access
    Mark J Ault
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, CA, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 18:222-6. 2003
    ..The major advantage of this technique is the ability to gain and maintain competence in an elective, controlled environment. The authors believe that PDT may play a role in the management of the emergent surgical airway...
  98. ncbi Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy: the Ciaglia method versus the Portex [correction of Rapitrach] method
    S P Ambesh
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India
    Anesth Analg 87:556-61. 1998
    ..Our results indicate that PDT with both methods is as safe and easy to organize and perform as a bedside procedure, obviating the need to transport critically ill patients from the critical care unit...
  99. ncbi Female urethral strictures: successful management with long-term clean intermittent catheterization after urethral dilatation
    Ariana L Smith
    Division of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    BJU Int 98:96-9. 2006
    ..To report our experience in the diagnosis and treatment of urethral stricture in women...
  100. ncbi Results of Savary-Gilliard dilatation in the management of cervical web of esophagus
    Dasika V Sreenivas
    Department of Gastroenterology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad, India
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:188-90. 2002
    ..Sixteen patients with cervical web of esophagus were studied. Dysphagia is mostly for solids, intermittent, non-progressive and was present for many months before they presented...
  101. ncbi Long-term follow-up of Griggs percutaneous tracheostomy with spiral CT and questionnaire
    A P Steele
    Department of Anaesthesia, St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, UK
    Chest 117:1430-3. 2000
    ..To assess late complications following percutaneous tracheostomy using the Griggs technique...

Research Grants72

  1. The Kallikrein/Kinin-Mast Cell Interaction in Volume Overload
    CHIH CHANG KEVIN WEI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In acute VO, BK2 receptor antagonism prevents ECM loss, mast cell (MC) accumulation and LV dilatation (2, 4)...
  2. A Clinical Trial of Aspirin and Simvastatin in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Steven Kawut; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We hypothesize that simvastatin will increase brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation and lower von Willebrand factor compared to placebo...
  3. Tc-99m-Labled Cytokine Ligands and SPECT Inflammation Imaging of Ischemic Hearts
    Zhonglin Liu; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..injury;and (3) evaluate 99mTc-IL181 and 99mTc-ILTR21 uptake associated with progressive left ventricular dilatation and pathophysiological alterations during the chronic remodeling phase and anti-inflammation therapy...
  4. Depression, Estrogen Replacement, and Cardiovascular Health in the Perimenopause
    David R Rubinow; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to the Trier Social Stress Test;3) Endothelial Function - based on ultrasound measurement of flow mediated dilatation of the brachial artery during reactivity hyperemia;and 5) Metabolic Risk - determined based on meeting standard ..
  5. Flow-induced coronary vasospasm in diabetic patients
    Zsolt Bagi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..RhoA-dependent co-localization of arginase I and eNOS leads to reduced NO synthesis and diminished NO-mediated dilatation in response to flow in T2-DM...
  6. Intravascular Cardiac Assist System for Decompression and Recovery
    CAITLYN J BOSECKER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..No dilatation was observed and the ACD reduced the mechanical external work required by the ventricle up to 45% with no ..
  7. MRI Imaging Biomarkers of ARPKD Kidney and Liver Disease
    Christopher A Flask; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..ARPKD liver disease (CHF) is a biliary tract lesion characterized by both bile duct proliferation and dilatation as well periportal fibrosis...
  8. Transforming Growth Factor-beta Signaling Pathways in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
    Jeffrey A Jones; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..mediated by the effects of TGF-b on aortic fibroblasts;and (3) demonstrating that MMP/TIMP abundance and aortic dilatation can be altered by modifying TGF-b signaling in vivo...
  9. Nuclear magnetic Tirho relaxation in acute and chronic myocardial infarctions
    Walter R T Witschey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..expansion, progressive thinning and deposition of non-contractile fibrotic tissue can result in compensatory dilatation of the nonischemic borderzone segments...
  10. Mechanisms of Brain Injury after Intraventricular Hemorrhage
    Guohua Xi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We have established an IVH model in rats and long-term ventricular dilatation has been observed...
  11. Second-hit and sexual dimorphism effects in PAH
    Pravin B Sehgal; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..size ("megalocytosis"), characteristic cytoplasmic organellar changes (Golgi apparatus fragmentation, cystic dilatation of the endoplasmic reticulum) and an inability to handle intracellular trafficking of proteins...
  12. Role of Chymase In The Post-Myocardial Infarction Heart
    Ahsan Husain; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It is known that MMP-9 contributes to early post-MI LV dilatation by degrading interstitial collagen, and Ang II promotes cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and interstitial fibrosis...
  13. Portable Retinal Imaging Device for Urgent Referrals and Remote Treatment
    Matthew S Muller; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..a low cost and portable retinal camera, the DLP-Cam, to provide high contrast retinal images without pupil dilatation in patients from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds...
  14. Tissue Engineering Strategies: Effects on Valvular Interstitial Cell Metabolism
    KATHRYN JANE GRANDE-ALLEN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..enabled by metabolism) likely contribute to disease progression, whether the initial cause was cardiac dilatation, infection, or a congenital malformation...
  15. MEDIATORS OF PULMONARY VASODILATATION IN LIVER DISEASE
    Michael B Fallon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..vascular complication of liver disease where 15-30% of cirrhotic patients develop pulmonary microvascular dilatation causing hypoxemia. The presence of HPS increases mortality and no medical therapies are available...
  16. Low Thyroid function and myocardial infarction
    Anthony Martin Gerdes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that low thyroid function resulting from MI is maladaptive and TH treatment will arrest progression of chamber dilatation and failure by induction of a beneficial change in myocyte shape, reduction of interstitial fibrosis, and ..
  17. Molecular Pathophysiology of Acute Phonotrauma
    Bernard Rousseau; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..level changes are associated with changes to epithelial surface morphology, evidence of microhole formation, and dilatation of epithelial tight junctions...
  18. Autocoids in Hypertension: Pathogenesis and End Organ Damage
    Oscar A Carretero; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In Project III, using Dahl SS rats, we will study whether CTGF causes glomerular damage via afferent arterole dilatation and increases in capillary glomerular pressure...
  19. Role of mTOR in the diabetic heart
    Takashi Matsui; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that the mTOR-Tg mice had preserved cardiac function, less interstitial fibrosis and less left ventricular (LV) dilatation at 4-week after ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) than controls...
  20. The role of microRNA in cardiac cell death
    Maha Abdellatif; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..there was complete suppression of PTEN and FasL expression, smaller infarct size, and less fibrosis and chamber dilatation, in the miR-21 transgenic versus the wild type mice. Accordingly, cardiac functions were better preserved...
  21. Occult Small Vessel Cerebrovascular Disease in High Risk Families
    PAUL ALAN NYQUIST; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..prothrombotic factors (PAI-1, Lp(a) and fibrinogen), endothelium dependent vascular reactivity (flow mediated dilatation [FMD] of the brachial artery, and traditional vascular disease risk factors...
  22. Pressure and Flow-Induced Remodeling of Coronary Arteries
    Ghassan S Kassab; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The central hypothesis is that the circumferential stretch induced by increase in pressure (hypertension) or dilatation (FO) affects the AT1R which in turn upregulates Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NADPH) oxidase ..
  23. Pyrophosphate in vascular calcification of renal failure
    W CHARLES O apos NEILL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Arterial calcification can also impair the dilatation necessary to supply the arteriovenous fistulae and grafts for hemodialysis...
  24. Surgery to Prevent Postinfarction Ventricular Remodeling
    Robert C Gorman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Remodeling is manifest by LV dilatation and global loss of contractile function;significant mitral regurgitation (ischemic mitral regurgitation- IMR) ..
  25. Phosphorus-based Food Additives, Mineral Metabolism and Cardiovascular Health
    ORLANDO M GUTIERREZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In addition, brachial artery flow mediated dilatation will be assessed before and after the dietary interventions to determine the effects of phosphorus additives on ..
  26. Contribution of altered muscle hemodynamics to fatigability in older persons with
    CHARLOTTE A contact PETERSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..cell antigens and detection of endothelial alkaline phosphatase, and non-invasively with the flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) test and optical probe...
  27. Mechanisms of Vascular Dysfunction in Obesity & the Metabolic Syndrome
    ELAINE MOTT URBINA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A cohort sample (n=450) will also undergo brachial flow mediated dilatation, augmentation index and pulse wave velocity...
  28. Oropharyngeal Function After Radiotherapy with IMRT
    Jerilyn A Logemann; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..effects of swallow maneuvers and/or volume, presence of an esophageal stricture and the duration of success of dilatation depends on radiation dose volume to specific structures in the head and neck;5) define the relationship of ..
  29. Characterization of Pancreatic Disease in a Novel Porcine Cystic Fibrosis Model
    Aliye Uc; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..pancreatic disease in CF starts as acinar plugs in utero and progresses over time to acinar cell atrophy, duct dilatation, mucous cell metaplasia and fibrosis...
  30. SIGNALING MECHANISMS GOVERNING CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY
    Thomas Force; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Remodeling of the left ventricle (LV), which includes dilatation, reduced contractile function, and, typically, increased fibrosis, is a major problem following myocardial infarction (MI) or severe ..
  31. Evaluation of a subunit Chlamydia trachomatis vaccine in Rhesus Macaques
    Luis M de la Maza; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..macroscopically and microscopically for the presence of inflammatory reaction, fibrosis, adhesions, strictures, dilatation and hydrosalpinx...
  32. Endovascular device and treatment for stabilizing aortic aneurysms
    MATTHEW FRANK OGLE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In addition to arterial dilatation, the onset and progression of AAAs are associated with enzymatic degradation of extracellular matrix components ..
  33. Inflammatory markers as predictors of active labor onset among nulliparous women
    Jeremy L Neal; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..However, active labor can only be determined retrospectively based on changes in dilatation over time...
  34. R-Ras signaling in vascular biology
    Lawrence E Goldfinger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..restenosis, a vessel-occluding response to injury resulting from arterial bypass, stent insertion and balloon dilatation surgeries, which affects as many as 400,000 people in the U.S. per year...
  35. The Mas Receptor is Required for Angiotensin-(1-7) Effects in Cardiac Remodeling
    Barry H Greenberg; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In this process, an initial event stimulates diffuse changes throughout the left ventricle (LV) including dilatation, hypertrophy and fibrosis which over time lead to deterioration in cardiac function and progression to heart ..
  36. Potassium Channels as Macromolecular Complexes
    Thomas A Neubert; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..channels contribute to the regulation of basal flow as well as responses to metabolic impairment (hypoxic dilatation and ischemic reactive hyperemia)...
  37. Vascular Smooth Muscle Hyper-contractility and Hypertension in Type-II-Diabetes
    Ming C Gong; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Abnormalities in blood vessel constriction or dilatation (vasomotion) detected in early diabetes can result in blood flow dysregulation and increased peripheral ..
  38. RNA profiling of HIV-associated nephropathy in patients with the MYH9 risk allele
    PAUL EVAN KLOTMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..occur that produce the collapsing glomerulosclerosis with pseudocrescent formation, microcystic tubular dilatation, and prominent interstitial inflammation that we recognize pathologically as HIVAN...
  39. REGULATION OF ADENYLYL CYCLASE SIGNALING PATHWAYS
    Carmen W Dessauer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..induces hypertrophic growth and ventricular dysfunction, which ultimately leads to the development of chamber dilatation and heart failure...
  40. Role of Wnts in Cardiac Repair
    Arjun Deb; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..hemodynamic burden imposed on the heart by the fibrous tissue leads to adverse cardiac remodeling, cardiac dilatation and heart failure...
  41. 3D MRI-Based Modeling for Computer-Aided Right Ventricle Remodeling Surgery
    Dalin Tang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and patch in the RV outflow, including the pulmonary valve, which often results in late development of severe RV dilatation and dysfunction due to chronic pulmonary regurgitation and RV scarring/patch dilatation...
  42. Preclinical Development of Novel MEK1/2 Inhibitors to Treat Inherited Cardiomyopa
    Uday R Khire; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..with muscle and electrical dysfunction of the heart, usually with inappropriate ventricular hypertrophy or dilatation. There are various causes of cardiomyopathy, many of which are genetic...
  43. Bicuspid Valve Aortopathy: Feasibility of a Comparative Effectiveness Study
    CRAIG STANFORD BROBERG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Progressive dilatation and aortic dissection may result with catastrophic consequences...
  44. Therapeutic Potentiation of Bronchial Dilatation
    Julian Solway; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  45. PATHOGENESIS OF DISEASE IN MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS I AND VII
    Katherine P Ponder; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Aortas undergo elastin fragmentation and progressive dilatation, which can result in cardiovascular insufficiency and require surgery...
  46. The pharmacological actions of antiprogestins in uterine fibroids
    Donald P McDonnell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..changes that are characterized by asynchrony between endometrial glands and stroma with occasional cystic dilatation of these same glands...
  47. Coronary Post-Dilatation Catheter
    MARK CHRISTIAN SVENDSEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..manufacturer ex vivo versus in vivo pressure/diameter compliance relationships, and thus requires further post-dilatation typically with a stiffer, non-compliant balloon...
  48. MICROVASCULAR PERMEABILITY OF THE CEREBRAL CIRCULATION
    WILLIAM MAYHAN; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..I have conducted the first in vivo experiments which show impaired endothelium-dependent dilatation of cerebral arterioles in hypertensive rats...
  49. Genetic Determinants of Premature Vascular Dysfunction in Families
    DHANANJAY MADHUKAR VAIDYA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..vascular function phenotypes (1) carotid artery stiffness, and (2) post-ischemic brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation. We will determine the extent to which polymorphisms in candidate genes are associated with premature vascular ..
  50. INHALATIONAL ANESTHETICS AND CORONARY VASOMOTION
    JOHN SILL; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Epicardial lesions are not static and fixed but are-capable of considerable constriction and dilatation, depending upon underlying coronary vascular tone...
  51. Right ventricular restraint therapy for right heart failure
    Marisa Cevasco; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The procedure consists of wrapping a synthetic material around the heart to prevent adverse LV dilatation and remodeling. By mechanically constraining chamber enlargement, myocardial wall stress becomes reduced...
  52. Strain Controlled LVAD Unloading and Post MI Remodeling
    BARTLEY PERRY GRIFFITH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Many adapt to the loss of contractile function and the myocardial scar by infarct expansion, global LV dilatation and reduced contractility. This post Ml process is termed remodeling...
  53. CYSTIC DILATATION OF NEPHRONS IN TRANSGENIC INV MICE
    Carrie Phillips; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Second, we will identify crucial binding partners of inversin in these cultured systems by blocking in vitro translation and assaying for changes in PKD-associated proteins. ..
  54. Randomized Feasibility Study of Dilator Use and an Educational Program to Increas
    Deborah Watkins Bruner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It is imperative to study vaginal dilatation after VBT since it is an invasive, long-term intervention that is a common recommended practice, but is based on ..
  55. Labeled inhibitors for angiotensin converting enzyme
    John Babich; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..ACE inhibition is now central to the treatment of patients with heart failure, ventricular dilatation and remodeling after myocardial infarction, endothelial dysfunction, and diabetic nephropathy...
  56. Female Reproductive Organs and Their Innervation.
    RAYMOND PAPKA; Fiscal Year: 2006
    Two important problems in obstetrics are control of uterine body contractions and cervical dilatation. The long-term goal of this research is to understand neural mechanisms for integration of uterine cervical information and how these ..
  57. SURGERY FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
    L Edmunds; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..remodels and whether or not ischemic mitral regurgitation, left ventricular aneurysm or global left ventricular dilatation with progressive loss of ventricular function occurs...
  58. MOLECULAR DISSECTION OF CONGENITAL NEPHROGENIC DI
    ROBERT WILDIN; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..the polyuria resulting from the increased water intake needed to avoid dehydration may cause permanent anatomic dilatation of the urinary tract structures, increasing the likelihood of urinary tract infections and traumatic rupture...
  59. IN VIVO ENDOTHELIAL INJURY AND DEPENDENT VASOMOTION
    James Chesebro; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..of platelets/cubic cm.) and the percent of surface area stained by Evans blue) (a) induced by mild balloon dilatation, (b, c) following regrowth of endothelial-like cells 4 and 8 days after balloon injury, (d) induced by 4 mo of 2%..
  60. STRETCH CHANGES IN THE RABBIT CERVIX BY PROSTAGLANDIN
    John Conrad; Fiscal Year: 1980
    Errors in the birthing process can take place in many ways. One of them is improper cervical dilatation. There can be excessive dilation or the lack of dilatation. If excessive; premature labor can occur...
  61. Echocardiography to Predict Recurrent IMR After Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement
    Robert C Gorman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..annuloplasty rings has become the preferred treatment;however, while annuloplasty effectively addresses annular dilatation, it does not improve and may exacerbate leaflet tethering...
  62. Effects--Ethanol--Dendritic Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum
    Cynthia Dlugos; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Lengthy periods of ethanol consumption result in dendritic regression and dilatation of the dendritic smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) within the extensive dendritic arbor of PN...
  63. ANESTHETICS ALTER VASCULAR CELL PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL
    Audrey Robinson White; Fiscal Year: 1990
    Anesthetic agents alter the function of the cardiovascular system, resulting in hypotension and peripheral vessel dilatation. Studies have attributed this action to a direct depressant effect on vascular smooth muscle cells, possibly by ..
  64. Computational Study of Fibrillins in CV Morphogenesis
    BRENDA RONGISH; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition to ocular and skeletal abnormalities, patients with these disorders manifest aortic root dilatation, aortic insufficiency, and mitral valve prolapse...
  65. A minimally invasive cardiac assist device
    Walid Aboulhosn; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A needle positioned distally on this catheter creates a transseptal hole through which a dilator or dilatation catheter can be used to enlarge the opening...
  66. Regulation of Vascular Tone and Ca channels by Integrins
    Michael Davis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We predict that: 1) fibronectin, osteopontin and collagen contain matricryptic sites that induce arteriolar dilatation;2) matricryptins act by inhibition of CaL channels and/or activation of BK channels;3) matricryptins inhibit CaL ..
  67. VASCULAR FUNCTION BY MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY
    HARRY SILBER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..have shown a linear relationship between wall shear stress during peak reactive hyperemia and resulting vessel dilatation in normal brachial arteries...
  68. FACTORS THAT REGULATE COLLATERAL PERFUSION
    David Harrison; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Our hypothesis is that shear forces within collateral vessels stimulate further collateral dilatation through the release of the endothelium-derived relaxing factor or prostacyclin...
  69. FIBRIL ASSOCIATED COLLAGENS IN CERVICAL DILATION
    ANDREA WESTERHAUSEN LARSON; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..a loosening of the fibrillar collagen network, which precedes disintegration of collagen fibers during cervical dilatation. An influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) to the cervical stroma accompanies fibril disintegration; ..
  70. MICROWAVE PLAQUE WELDING FOLLOWING BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY
    CAREY RAPPAPORT; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..design will be an easier to use, safer, and less complex method of welding atheromatous plaque following artery dilatation. The antenna will be designed to be a permanent part of the balloon, fitting entirely within the catheter...
  71. Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair: A Validated Fluid-Structure Interaction Model
    Karyn S Kunzelman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We have chosen to assess two pathologic conditions (annular dilatation, papillary displacement) and one type of repair (percutaneous edge-to-edge repair) in both the diastolic or ..
  72. Role of Meis1 in Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation
    Hesham Sadek; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Instead, lost myocytes are replaced by fibrous tissue, which results in progressive remodeling, dilatation, and further contractile dysfunction...