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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913733/a-prospective-feasibility-trial-of-a-novel-intravascular-catheter-system-with-retractable-coiled-tip-guidewire-placed-in-difficult-intravascular-access-diva-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Christopher Raio, Robert Elspermann, Natwalee Kittisarapong, Brendon Stankard, Tanya Bajaj, Veena Modayil, Mathew Nelson, Gerardo Chiricolo, Benjamin Wie, Alexandra Snock, Michael Mackay, Adam Ash
The primary study objective was to evaluate insertion success rates. Secondary objectives included patient satisfaction, procedure time, complication rates, completion of therapy and dwell time of the novel AccuCath(®) 2.25″ Blood Control (BC) Catheter System (FDA approved) placed in difficult-access patients. This was a single-arm feasibility trial evaluating the AccuCath(®) 2.25″ BC Catheter System in a convenience sample of DIVA patients defined as at least two failed initial attempts or a history of difficult access plus the inability to directly visualize or palpate a target vein...
September 14, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904975/rapd-profiling-dna-fragmentation-and-histomorphometric-examination-in-brains-of-wistar-rats-exposed-to-indoor-2-5%C3%A2-ghz-wi-fi-devices-radiation
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A O Ibitayo, O B Afolabi, A J Akinyemi, T I Ojiezeh, K O Adekoya, O O Ojewunmi
The advent of Wi-Fi connected high technology devices in executing day-to-day activities is fast evolving especially in developing countries of the world and hence the need to assess its safety among others. The present study was conducted to investigate the injurious effect of radiofrequency emissions from installed Wi-Fi devices in brains of young male rats. Animals were divided into four equal groups; group 1 served as control while groups 2, 3, and 4 were exposed to 2.5 Ghz at intervals of 30, 45, and 60 consecutive days with free access to food and water ad libitum...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893316/intraosseous-blood-samples-for-point-of-care-analysis-agreement-between-intraosseous-and-arterial-analyses
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Milla Jousi, Simo Saikko, Jouni Nurmi
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POC) testing is highly useful when treating critically ill patients. In case of difficult vascular access, the intraosseous (IO) route is commonly used, and blood is aspirated to confirm the correct position of the IO-needle. Thus, IO blood samples could be easily accessed for POC analyses in emergency situations. The aim of this study was to determine whether IO values agree sufficiently with arterial values to be used for clinical decision making. METHODS: Two samples of IO blood were drawn from 31 healthy volunteers and compared with arterial samples...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887110/percutaneous-decommissioning-of-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Jia-Lin Soon, Ju-Le Tan, Choon-Pin Lim, Teing-Ee Tan, Swee-Yaw Tan, Ka-Lee Kerk, Kheng-Leng David Sim, Cumaraswamy Sivathasan
BACKGROUND: The Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) has revolutionised our treatment of advanced stage heart failure, giving debilitated patients a new lease on life. A small proportion of these LVAD patients can be bridged-to-recovery. The identification of these patients and decision to wean, however, can be challenging. METHODS: The need to fully explant the device upon recovery has evolved to a minimalist approach aiming to avoid injury to the 'recovered' heart...
August 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885381/characteristics-of-medical-adverse-events-near-misses-associated-with-laparoscopic-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-retrospective-study-based-on-the-japanese-national-database-of-medical-adverse-events
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Takashige Abe, Sachiyo Murai, Yasuyuki Nasuhara, Nobuo Shinohara
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics of adverse events/near misses during laparoscopic/thoracoscopic surgery. METHODS: Using relevant key words for minimally invasive surgeries, 540 records were identified in the database of the Japan Council for Quality Health Care. After data review and the classification of adverse events, 746 events associated with laparoscopic (laparo group) and/or thoracoscopic (thoraco group) surgery were identified...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879526/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-structural-heart-and-electrophysiological-interventions
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REVIEW
Craig Basman, Yuvrajsinh J Parmar, Itzhak Kronzon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With an increasing number of interventional procedures performed for structural heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias each year, echocardiographic guidance is necessary for safe and efficient results. The purpose of this review article is to overview the principles of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and describes the peri-interventional role of ICE in a variety of structural heart disease and electrophysiological interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Both transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography have limitations...
September 6, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874169/transfemoral-versus-transapical-approach-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-hospital-outcome-and-risk-factor-analysis
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Enrico Ferrari, Eric Eeckhout, Sanjiv Keller, Olivier Muller, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Denis Berdajs, Ludwig Karl von Segesser
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is indicated in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. We compared the clinical outcome of 180 consecutive patients who underwent transapical (TA) and transfemoral (TF) procedures in a single centre. METHODS: Ninety consecutive TA (TA-group) and 90 consecutive TF (TF-group) were performed from 2009 to 2014. Clinical variables were prospectively collected and retrospectively analysed for hospital outcomes and to identify risk factors for hospital mortality, vascular complications and stroke...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857849/advanced-percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-for-cardiogenic-shock
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P Elliott Miller, Michael A Solomon, Dorothea McAreavey
OBJECTIVES: To review temporary percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices for the treatment of cardiogenic shock, including current evidence, contraindications, complications, and future directions. DATA SOURCES: A MEDLINE search was conducted with MeSH terms: cardiogenic shock, percutaneous mechanical circulatory support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Impella, and TandemHeart. STUDY SELECTION: Selected publications included randomized controlled trial data and observational studies describing experience with percutaneous mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock...
August 28, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854967/innovative-dressing-and-securement-of-tunneled-central-venous-access-devices-in-pediatrics-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amanda J Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Victoria Gibson, Craig A McBride, Gabor Mihala, Marie Cooke, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Central venous access device (CVAD) associated complications are a preventable source of patient harm, frequently resulting in morbidity and delays to vital treatment. Dressing and securement products are used to prevent infectious and mechanical complications, however current complication rates suggest customary practices are inadequate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of launching a full-scale randomized controlled efficacy trial of innovative dressing and securement products for pediatric tunneled CVAD to prevent complication and failure...
August 30, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851255/comparison-of-radial-access-versus-femoral-access-with-the-use-of-a-vascular-closure-device-for-the-prevention-of-vascular-complications-and-mortality-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Arno Téblick, Wies Vanderbruggen, Tom Vandendriessche, Johan Bosmans, Steven Els Frans Haine, Hielko Miljoen, Vincent Segers, Kristien Wouters, Christiaan Vrints, Marc J Claeys
BACKGROUND: Radial access (RA) and vascular closure devices (VCD) have been shown to be superior to transfemoral access (TFA) with regard to the prevention of vascular complications after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluates whether RA is associated with less vascular complications and a lower mortality than VCD. METHODS: A total of 6999 consecutive PCI patients were studied through a single-centre prospective registry from January 2011 to August 2015...
August 29, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844469/a-systematic-review-of-primary-endovascular-repair-of-the-ascending-aorta
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REVIEW
Corbin E Muetterties, Rohan Menon, Grayson H Wheatley
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta is currently limited to patients at high surgical risk with aortic diseases originating above the sinotubular junction. A number of different endovascular technologies and approaches have been used, although no consensus exists regarding a standardized technique. To better understand real-world endovascular approaches to the ascending aorta, we performed a comprehensive review of the types of endovascular aortic stents and associated vascular access used in repair of the ascending aorta...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842225/transvenous-lead-extraction-at-the-time-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-upgrade-complexity-safety-and-outcomes
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Amr F Barakat, Oussama M Wazni, Khaldoun Tarakji, Walid I Saliba, Nayef Nimri, John Rickard, Michael Brunner, Mandeep Bhargava, Mohamed Kanj, Bryan Baranowski, David O Martin, Daniel Cantillon, Thomas Callahan, Thomas Dresing, Mark Niebauer, Mina Chung, Bruce D Lindsay, Bruce Wilkoff, Ayman A Hussein
BACKGROUND: The practice of lead abandonment at the time of cardiac implantable electronic device upgrade remains a controversial topic but is affecting an increasing number of patients. Inherent risks include high-risk extractions of redundant leads when extraction is required at a later date. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to report our experience with transvenous lead extraction (TLE) at the time of device upgrade. METHODS: All consecutive TLE procedures at the time of device upgrade at the Cleveland Clinic between 1996 and 2012 were included (n = 503)...
August 23, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833996/the-closer-trial-a-multi-center-study-on-the-clinical-safety-and-effectiveness-of-closer-tm-vss-a-novel-resorbable-transfemoral-vascular-access-sealing-system
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S Chiu Wong, Roger Gammon, William Bachinsky, Charles O'Shaughnessy, Wayne Leimbach, Nelson Bernardo, Nick Cavros, Michael R Jaff, Ping-Yu Liu, Geoffrey Bergman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Closer Vascular Sealing System (VSS) against prespecified performance goals (PGs) in sealing femoral arterial access following 5-7 Fr procedures. BACKGROUND: Inconsistent safety profiles, costs and learning curves of earlier generation vascular closure devices have limited their widespread use following transfemoral procedures. METHODS: In this prospective single-arm, multi-center trial, we compared the clinical outcomes in patients undergoing 5-7 Fr transfemoral diagnostic or interventional procedures and access sites managed with Closer VSS against pre-specified PGs...
August 23, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816507/arthroscopic-harvest-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-the-infrapatellar-fat-pad
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Jason L Dragoo, Wenteh Chang
BACKGROUND: The successful isolation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) from the arthroscopically harvested infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) would provide orthopaedic surgeons with an autologous solution for regenerative procedures. PURPOSE: To demonstrate the quantity and viability of the mesenchymal stem cell population arthroscopically harvested from the IFP as well as the surrounding synovium. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799706/outcome-after-transcatheter-occlusion-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-infants-less-than-6-kg-a-national-study-from-united-kingdom-and-ireland
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Sok-Leng Kang, Salim Jivanji, Chetan Mehta, Andrew J Tometzki, Graham Derrick, Robert Yates, Sachin Khambadkone, Joseph de Giovanni, Oliver Stumper, Rami Dhillon, Vinay Bhole, Zdenek Slavik, Michael Rigby, Patrick Noonan, Ben Smith, Brodie Knight, Trevor Richens, Neil Wilson, Kevin Walsh, Adam James, John Thomson, Jamie Bentham, Nicholas Hayes, Sajid Nazir, Satish Adwani, Arjamand Shauq, Ram Ramaraj, Christopher Duke, Demetris Taliotis, Vikram Kudumula, San-Fui Yong, Gareth Morgan, Eric Rosenthal, Thomas Krasemann, Shakeel Qureshi, David Crossland, Tony Hermuzi, Robin P Martin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to report our national experience with transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occlusion in infants weighing <6 kg. BACKGROUND: The technique of transcatheter PDA closure has evolved in the past two decades and is increasingly used in smaller patients but data on safety and efficacy are limited. METHODS: Patients weighing < 6 kg in whom transcatheter PDA occlusion was attempted in 13 tertiary paediatric cardiology units in the United Kingdom and Ireland were retrospectively analyzed to review the outcome and complications...
August 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796429/comparison-of-time-to-obtain-intraosseous-versus-jugular-venous-catheterization-on-canine-cadavers
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Alison R Allukian, Amanda L Abelson, Jonathan Babyak, Elizabeth A Rozanski
OBJECTIVE: To compare the time required and the success rate of personnel with 4 different levels of experience to place a humeral intraosseous (IO) catheter versus a jugular venous catheter (IV) in cadaver dogs. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Veterinary university teaching hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Canine cadavers from recently euthanized dogs were obtained from the cadaver donation program between May and December 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777415/repositioning-of-central-venous-access-devices-using-a-high-flow-flush-technique-a-clinical-practice-and-cost-review
#17
Timothy R Spencer
BACKGROUND: Malpositioned central venous access device (CVAD) tip locations can cause significant mechanical and chemical vessel-related injuries and complications if left in inappropriate positions.The aim of this study is to determine the use of a high-flow flush technique (HFFT) in successful correction of malpositioned catheters into the lower superior vena cava or cavoatrial junction and provide a cost comparison to interventional/fluoroscopic-based repositioning. METHODS: This is a Retrospective chart and radiographic review of all inserted CVADs found malpositioned between 1996-2014 in a multi-specialty 1000-bed tertiary trauma center in Sydney, Australia...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777412/atypical-use-of-picc-in-infants-and-small-children-a-unicentric-experience
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Filippo Bernasconi, Clelia Zanaboni, Andrea Dato, Andrea Dolcino, Michela Bevilacqua, Luigi Montagnini, Nicola Disma
INTRODUCTION: The peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are vascular access devices (VAD) that are increasingly being used in the pediatric population. If a small vein caliber prevents positioning the catheter in the arm, the following step is to position the same catheter in the supraclavicular area, which can be defined as an off-label use or "atypical" approach, first described by Pittiruti. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed PICC positioning with puncture-site in the supra-clavicular area ("atypical" PICC insertion) and then tunneled on the chest...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759819/polymer-coating-embolism-from-intravascular-medical-devices-a-clinical-literature-review
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REVIEW
Amitabh M Chopra, Monik Mehta, Jean Bismuth, Maksim Shapiro, Michael C Fishbein, Alina G Bridges, Harry V Vinters
Over the past three decades, lubricious (hydrophobic and/or hydrophilic) polymer-coated devices have been increasingly adopted by interventional physicians and vascular surgeons to access and treat a wider range of clinical presentations. Recent clinical literature highlights the presence of polymer coating emboli within the anatomy - a result of coating separation from an intravascular device - and associates it with a range of adverse clinical sequelae. The 2015 U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety communication titled "Lubricious Coating Separation from Intravascular Medical Devices" acknowledges these concerns and concludes that it will work with stakeholders to develop nonclinical test methodologies, establish performance criteria, and identify gaps in current national and international device standards for coating integrity performance...
September 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754398/management-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-recipients-care-beyond-guidelines
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REVIEW
François Philippon, Laurence D Sterns, Pablo B Nery, Ratika Parkash, David Birnie, Claus Rinne, Blandine Mondesert, Derek Exner, Matthew Bennett
This companion article is intended to address common clinical scenarios in patients with implantable defibrillators that were not addressed in the 2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society implantable cardioverter defibrillator guidelines including recommendations for device programming to improve detection, to minimize shocks (appropriate and inappropriate), and to minimize ventricular pacing. Important issues at the time of replacement such as device prescription, technical aspects (vascular access, extraction), and management of components on advisories are also discussed...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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