Articles by Brittany O. Aicher in JoVE
Quantitative Micro-CT Analysis of Aortopathy in a Mouse Model of β-aminopropionitrile-induced Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Brittany O. Aicher1, Subhradip Mukhopadhyay1, Xin Lu2, Selen C. Muratoglu1, Dudley K. Strickland1, Areck A. Ucuzian1,3 1Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 3Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine This article describes a detailed methodology of using a radiopaque lead-based silicone rubber to perfuse the murine vasculature for aortic diameter quantification in a mouse model of aortic aneurysm and dissection.
Other articles by Brittany O. Aicher on PubMed
Electronic Cigarettes: Questions in the Mist Cardiology in Review. Nov/Dec, 2016 | Pubmed ID: 27548689 In many parts of the world, electronic cigarettes (ECs) are marketed as a tool to assist users in attempts to quit smoking and are perceived to be a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Numerous studies have suggested ECs may not be effective in achieving this goal and that the illusive "safety" of ECs can be enticing to consumers. The composition of the liquid solutions vaporized by these devices has not been fully disclosed and may not contain the actual advertised ingredients in the fractions reported. As this market has developed largely outside the oversight of an appropriate regulatory body, we are left to evaluate how ECs as a form of nicotine replacement therapy fit in the existing regulatory framework of conventional cigarettes and what the role of nicotine is in our society.
Laser Fenestration for Treatment of a Complicated Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Apr, 2018 | Pubmed ID: 29554863 We report a case of a complex chronic type B aortic dissection treated by thoracic endovascular aortic repair and laser fenestration of the false septum to preserve flow to branch vessels originating from both the true and false lumen. Dissections complicated by thoracoabdominal aneurysmal degeneration with critical organs being perfused by branches arising from both true and false lumens are rare and leave limited options for repair. Despite advancements in endovascular techniques, fenestration remains one of the only means of preserving flow to both the true and false lumens and thus was necessary in the management of our patient. This novel procedure allows complex aortic dissections to be addressed endovascularly, which increases the flexibility and management of this challenging problem that previously required an open repair with significant morbidity.