Learn More
BACKGROUND Late stent thrombosis (LST) after Cypher and Taxus drug-eluting stent placement has emerged as a major concern. Although the clinical predictors of LST have been reported, specific morphological and histological correlates of LST remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS From a registry totaling 81 human autopsies of drug-eluting stents, 46 (62(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term safety of drug-eluting stents (DES) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains uncertain. Using autopsy data, we evaluated the pathological responses of the stented segment in patients treated with DES for AMI and compared with patients with stable angina. METHODS AND RESULTS From the CVPath Registry of 138 DES autopsies, we(More)
Although rare, stent thrombosis remains a severe complication after stent implantation owing to its high morbidity and mortality. Since the introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES), most interventional centers have noted stent thrombosis up to 3 years after implantation, a complication rarely seen with bare-metal stents. Some data from large registries and(More)
BACKGROUND Intravascular ultrasound of drug-eluting stent (DES) thrombosis (ST) reveals a high incidence of incomplete stent apposition (ISA) and vessel remodeling. Autopsy specimens of DES ST show delayed healing and hypersensitivity reactions. The present study sought to correlate histopathology of thrombus aspirates with intravascular ultrasound findings(More)
BACKGROUND Although both sirolimus (CYPHER) and paclitaxel (TAXUS) drug-eluting stents have demonstrated efficacy and safety in clinical trials, human autopsy data have raised concerns about long-term healing and the potential for local inflammatory reactions. METHODS AND RESULTS Overlapping stents (CYPHER drug-eluting stents, Bx SONIC bare metal stents,(More)
Despite the widespread use of coronary artery stenting for the treatment of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI), little information exists about the long-term outcomes of drug eluting stents (DES) in this setting. Although DES result in a marked reduction in the rate of restenosis, concern still exists about the long-term safety of this(More)
BACKGROUND Although atherosclerotic models, especially in the rabbit, have existed for a long time, a comparative study of various drug-eluting stent (DES) implantations in atherosclerotic arteries have not been systematically studied. METHODS AND RESULTS New Zealand White rabbits (n=44) with induced atheroma received bilateral iliac artery stents: bare(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize various dysgraphic symptoms in parietal agraphia. METHOD We examined the writing impairments of four dysgraphia patients from parietal lobe lesions using a special writing test with 100 character kanji (Japanese morphograms) and their kana (Japanese phonetic writing) transcriptions, and related the test performance to a lesion(More)
OBJECTIVE TRM-484 is a novel drug consisting of nanoparticles of prednisolone with high affinity to chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs). This may allow for neointimal suppression via directed targeting to areas of injury at systemic concentrations low enough to avoid adverse side effects known to occur with oral delivery of steroids. METHODS AND(More)