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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228933/vascularization-and-innervation-of-slits-within-polydimethylsiloxane-sheets-in-the-subcutaneous-space-of-athymic-nude-mice
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Rachel E Gurlin, Mark T Keating, Shiri Li, Jonathan Rt Lakey, Sébastien de Feraudy, Bhupinder S Shergill, Elliot L Botvinick
Success of cell therapy in avascular sites will depend on providing sufficient blood supply to transplanted tissues. A popular strategy of providing blood supply is to embed cells within a functionalized hydrogel implanted within the host to stimulate neovascularization. However, hydrogel systems are not always amenable for removal post-transplantation; thus, it may be advantageous to implant a device that contains cells while also providing access to the circulation so retrieval is possible. Here we investigate one instance of providing access to a vessel network, a thin sheet with through-cut slits, and determine if it can be vascularized from autologous materials...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228369/feasibility-of-implementing-a-patient-centered-postoperative-wound-monitoring-program-using-smartphone-images-a-pilot-protocol
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Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Rebecca L Gunter, Kyla M Bennett, Lola Awoyinka, Shahrose Rahman, Caprice C Greenberg, K Craig Kent
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) represent a significant public health problem as the most common nosocomial infection and a leading cause of unplanned hospital readmissions among surgical patients. Many develop following hospital discharge and often go unrecognized by patients. Telemedicine offers the opportunity to leverage the mobile technology to remotely monitor wound recovery in the transitional period between hospital discharge and routine clinic follow-up. However, many existing telemedicine platforms are episodic, replacing routine follow-up, rather than equipped for continued monitoring; they include only low-risk patient populations and those who already have access to and comfort with the necessary technology; and transmit no visual information...
February 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228304/24h-and-30-day-outcome-of-perclose-proglide-suture-mediated-vascular-closure-device-an-indian-experience
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Desabandhu Vinayakumar, Shajudeen Kayakkal, Sandeep Rajasekharan, Julian Johny Thottian, Prasanth Sankaran, Cicy Bastian
INTRODUCTION: Advantages of vascular closure device over manual compression include patient comfort, early mobilisation and discharge, avoidance of interruption of anticoagulation, avoidance of local compression and its sequelae and less time constraint on staff. No published Indian data exist regarding Perclose Proglide suture mediated vascular closure device (SMC). AIM: To study the 24h and 30 day outcome of Perclose Proglide SMC retrospectively. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study conducted in the Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala from June 2013 to June 2015...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221665/totally-percutaneous-versus-surgical-cut-down-femoral-artery-access-for-elective-bifurcated-abdominal-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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REVIEW
Madelaine Gimzewska, Alexander Ir Jackson, Su Ern Yeoh, Mike Clarke
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a vascular condition with significant risk attached, particularly if they rupture. It is, therefore, critical to identify and repair these as an elective procedure before they rupture and require emergency surgery. Repair has traditionally been an open surgical technique that required a large incision across the abdomen. Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs (EVARs) are now a common alternative. In this procedure, the common femoral artery is exposed via a cut-down approach and a graft introduced to the aneurysm in this way...
February 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209184/arterial-access-site-complications-after-use-of-a-vascular-closure-device-related-to-puncture-height
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Benjamin Sartorius, Michael Behnes, Melike Ünsal, Ursula Hoffmann, Siegfried Lang, Kambis Mashayekhi, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: To analyze differences of access-site complications related to the height of femoral arterial puncture and the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A subgroup of the FERARI study being treated by femoral arterial access and valuable inguinal angiography before implantation of a VCD were included. Inguinal angiographies were systematically reviewed by two independent cardiologists to determine the correct height of femoral arterial puncture...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183467/initial-experience-of-a-second-generation-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valve-the-uk%C3%A2-ireland-evolut-r-implanters-registry
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Sundeep S Kalra, Sami Firoozi, James Yeh, Daniel J Blackman, Shabnam Rashid, Simon Davies, Neil Moat, Miles Dalby, Tito Kabir, Saib S Khogali, Richard A Anderson, Peter H Groves, Darren Mylotte, David Hildick-Smith, Rajiv Rampat, Jan Kovac, Ashan Gunarathne, Jean-Claude Laborde, Stephen J Brecker
OBJECTIVES: The authors present the UK and Irish real-world learning curve experience of the Evolut R transcatheter heart valve. BACKGROUND: The Evolut R is a self-expanding, repositionable, and fully recapturable second-generation transcatheter heart valve with several novel design features to improve outcomes and reduce complications. METHODS: Clinical, procedural, and 30-day outcome data were prospectively collected for the first 264 patients to receive the Evolut R valve in the United Kingdom and Ireland...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171697/eus-guided-tumor-ablation
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REVIEW
Sundeep Lakhtakia, Dong-Wan Seo
Real-time guidance of needle advancement has transformed Endoscopic Ultrasound from a diagnostic to an interventional procedure. EUS guided fine needle puncture has application in various interventional procedures (drainage of pseudocyst, biliary intervention, and injection of drugs). Celiac plexus or ganglion neurolysis for pain control is the major current EUS-guided fine-needle injection procedure. Feasibility and safety to accurately position needle devices and/or inject under real time EUS imaging with precise delivery of interventional agent have expanded the use of EUS to ablate tumor...
February 7, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153535/impact-of-closure-devices-on-vascular-complication-and-mortality-rates-in-tavi-procedures
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Zisis Dimitriadis, Werner Scholtz, Jochen Börgermann, Marcus Wiemer, Cornelia Piper, Mario Vlachojannis, Jan Gummert, Dieter Horstkotte, Stephan Ensminger, Lothar Faber, Smita Scholtz
BACKGROUND: Currently two closure devices are available for the vascular access in TAVI procedures. Their impact on vascular complications and mid-term mortality is yet unknown. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, 398 patients underwent TAVI TF procedures in which two different closure devices were used, Prostar® XL (n=215) and Perclose-Proglide® (n=183). In the cases with Prostar we used one device and in cases with Perclose-Proglide, two devices. The two groups were compared with respect to the criteria of the Valve Academic Research Consortium (VARC) II...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153349/comparison-of-outcomes-of-balloon-expandable-versus-self-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valves-for-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Harindra C Wijeysundera, Feng Qiu, Maria Koh, Treesa J Prasad, Warren J Cantor, Asim Cheema, Michael W A Chu, Andrew Czarnecki, Christopher Feindel, Stephen E Fremes, Kori J Kingsbury, Madhu K Natarajan, Mark Peterson, Marc Ruel, Bradley Strauss, Dennis T Ko
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the treatment of choice for inoperable and high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Our objectives were to elucidate potential differences in clinical outcomes and safety between balloon-expandable versus self-expandable transcatheter heart valves (THV). We performed a retrospective cohort study of all transfemoral TAVI procedures in Ontario, Canada, from 2007 to 2013. Patients were categorized into either balloon-expandable or self-expandable THV groups...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132546/needle-free-devices-keeping-the-system-closed
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Linda J Kelly, Tracey Jones, Stephanie Kirkham
Health professionals are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while ensuring patient safety. As the number of vascular access devices (VADs) used in health care continues to increase, there is a need to reduce the complications of infection and occlusion associated with them. Needle-free devices (NFDs), also known as needleless connectors, have been available since the early 1990s and the type and variety of these devices has continued to develop. As well as the original aim of NFDs to maintain a closed system and to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries and blood spillage, NFDs are now designed with the aim of improving clinical outcomes by reducing the common complications of infection and catheter occlusion...
January 26, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121489/registry-based-prospective-active-surveillance-of-medical-device-safety
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Frederic S Resnic, Arjun Majithia, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Susan Robbins, Henry Ssemaganda, Kathleen Hewitt, Angelo Ponirakis, Nilsa Loyo-Berrios, Issam Moussa, Joseph Drozda, Sharon-Lise Normand, Michael E Matheny
Background The process of assuring the safety of medical devices is constrained by reliance on voluntary reporting of adverse events. We evaluated a strategy of prospective, active surveillance of a national clinical registry to monitor the safety of an implantable vascular-closure device that had a suspected association with increased adverse events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods We used an integrated clinical-data surveillance system to conduct a prospective, propensity-matched analysis of the safety of the Mynx vascular-closure device, as compared with alternative approved vascular-closure devices, with data from the CathPCI Registry of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry...
9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118931/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-percutaneous-transaxillary-access-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-various-transcatheter-heart-valves-in-100-consecutive-patients
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U Schäfer, F Deuschl, N Schofer, C Frerker, T Schmidt, K H Kuck, F Kreidel, J Schirmer, I Mizote, H Reichenspurner, S Blankenberg, H Treede, L Conradi
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) can be performed via the transaxillary approach, but data about complications and procedural outcome is limited. INTRODUCTION: TAVI is an established treatment option for patients at high risk for conventional aortic valve replacement. Nowadays, the transfemoral approach is the most commonly used access for TAVI. Nevertheless, the transfemoral access is not suitable in many patients necessitating alternative approaches...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114751/wire-skills-for-the-surgeon-femoral-access-safety-net-and-vascular-closure-devices-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-procedures
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Simon Sündermann, Axel Unbehaun, Alexander Meyer, Volkmar Falk, Jrg Kempfert
Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures are widely used to treat patients with aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Major vascular complications are common and are associated with higher mortality rates. We describe the use of vascular access site closure systems and a safety net to prevent and handle these complications.
December 14, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114193/the-homburg-lung-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-minimal-invasive-pump-driven-device-for-veno-venous-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal
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Frederik Seiler, Franziska Trudzinski, Kai Hennemann, Tom Niermeyer, Christian Schmoll, Annegret Kamp, Robert Bals, Ralf Muellenbach, Hendrik Haake, Philipp M Lepper
Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is increasingly considered a viable therapeutic approach in the management of hypercapnic lung failure in order to avoid intubation or to allow lung-protective ventilator settings. This study aimed to analyze efficacy and safety of a minimal-invasive ECCO2R device, the Homburg lung. The Homburg lung is a pump-driven system for veno-venous ECCO2R with ¼" tubing and a 0.8 m surface oxygenator. Vascular access is usually established via a 19F/21cm bilumen cannula in the right internal jugular vein...
January 19, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110802/primary-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-with-device-therapy-in-urban-and-rural-populations
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Ratika Parkash, Howard Wightman, Graham Miles, John L Sapp, Martin Gardner, Chris Gray, Brenda Brownell, Karen Giddens, Miroslaw Rajda
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have shown benefit in reducing mortality in patients with heart failure, after myocardial infarction, and those with reduced ejection fraction. We sought to explore the use of this therapy in specialized heart function clinics, in rural and urban locations. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study performed in 3 specialized heart function clinics in Nova Scotia, 2 of which were in rural locations. All patients with an initial left ventricular ejection fraction ≤ 35% were included from 2006 to 2011...
January 7, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106963/wire-skills-for-the-surgeon-femoral-access-safety-net-and-vascular-closure-devices-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-procedures
#16
Simon Sndermann, Axel Unbehaun, Alexander Meyer, Volkmar Falk, Jrg Kempfert
Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures are widely used to treat patients with aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Major vascular complications are common and are associated with higher mortality rates. We describe the use of vascular access site closure systems and a safety net to prevent and handle these complications.
December 14, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106001/impact-of-femoral-artery-puncture-using-digital-subtraction-angiography-and-road-mapping-on-vascular-and-bleeding-complications-after-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#17
Mohamed El-Mawardy, Bettina Schwarz, Martin Landt, Dmitriy Sulimov, Julia Kebernik, Abdelhakim Allali, Bjoern Becker, Ralph Toelg, Gert Richardt, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab
AIMS: The use of large-diameter sheaths carries the risk of significant vascular and bleeding complications after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). In this analysis, we sought to assess the impact of a modified femoral artery puncture technique using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and road mapping during transfemoral TAVI on periprocedural vascular and bleeding events. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a retrospective analysis of transfemoral TAVI patients included in a prospective institutional database...
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104716/source-3-registry-design-and-30-day-results-of-the-european-post-approval-registry-of-the-latest-generation-of-the-sapien-3tm-transcatheter-heart-valve
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Olaf Wendler, Gerhard Schymik, Hendrik Treede, Helmut Baumgartner, Nicolas Dumonteil, Leo Ihlberg, Franz-Josef Neumann, Giuseppe Tarantini, José L Zamorano, Alec Vahanian
BACKGROUND: -The SOURCE 3 Registry is a European multicentre, observational registry of the latest generation of transcatheter heart valve, the SAPIEN 3(TM) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA/USA). Its purpose is to document outcomes of clinical safety and performance after European approval was given. METHODS: -In this manuscript we present the 30-day outcome of the SOURCE 3 Registry. All data is self-reported and all participating centres have committed to support their consecutive experience with the SAPIEN 3(TM) transcatheter heart valve, dependent on patients consent, before the start of the study...
January 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103752/mynxgrip-for-closure-of-antegrade-puncture-after-peripheral-interventions-with-same-day-discharge
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Maciej J Pruski, Aleksandra M Blachut, Magda Konkolewska, Adam Janas, Eugeniusz Hrycek, Piotr P Buszman, Radoslaw S Kiesz
BACKGROUND: This was the first prospective study to assess the safety and efficiency of MynxGrip vascular closure device (VCD) in peripheral interventions with antegrade access. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 66 consecutive patients from 1 center. All patients were discharged home on the day of procedure and were observed for adverse events at 1 and 30 days of follow-up. No major complications were observed. The rate of minor complications (conversion to manual or mechanical compression) was 7...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101616/successful-retrieval-of-an-embolized-vascular-closure-device-angio-seal-%C3%A2-after-peripheral-angioplasty
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Philipp Jud, Rupert Portugaller, Dennis Bohlsen, Thomas Gary, Marianne Brodmann, Gerald Hackl, Franz Hafner
A 55-year-old male with peripheral arterial disease underwent angioplasty of the right lower limb arteries via antegrade femoral access. Angio-Seal(®) closure device was used to treat the puncture site, whereby the intravascular sealing anchor accidentally embolized into the malleolar region of the right posterior tibial artery. Successful retrieval of the anchor was accomplished by a SpiderFX embolic protection device. This technique may be a useful approach to retrieve embolized foreign bodies via endovascular access...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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