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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027182/preoperative-management-of-arteriovenous-fistula-avf-for-hemodialysis
#1
Gaetano Alfano, Francesco Fontana, Mario Iannaccone, Patrizia Noussan, Gianni Cappelli
Native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the favorite access for hemodialysis (HD). The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) recommends its creation in most patients with renal failure. Unfortunately, intensive efforts to promote native AVF in patients with marginal vessels have increased the rate of primary fistula failure. A non-functioning fistula prompts the use of central venous catheter (CVC) that, unlike AVF, has been associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality among patients receiving HD...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025196/prenatal-molecular-diagnosis-in-rasa1-related-disease
#2
Aurélien Palmyre, Mélanie Eyries, Marie-Victoire Senat, Augustin Ozanne, Stéphanie Staraci, Philippe Dufour, Thierry Chinet, Pascal Lacombe, Florent Soubrier, Philippe Charron
RASA1-related disease is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by capillary malformations, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and/or arteriovenous fistulas (AFVs). Penetrance is nearly complete and vascular malformations may cause serious complications such as organ injury due to oxygenation disorder, brain abscess, hemorrhage and stroke. Early diagnosis is useful in order to discuss optimal management, including AVMs/AVFs embolization or surgical procedures, and try to prevent some of the complications...
October 12, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025150/collection-and-determinants-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-haemodialysis-patients-in-scotland
#3
Ailish Nimmo, Samira Bell, Carol Brunton, Jacqueline Campbell, Arthur Doyle, Bruce MacKinnon, Robert K Peel, Susan Robertson, Ilona Shilliday, Elaine Spalding, Jamie P Traynor, Wendy Metcalfe
Background: Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) can evaluate the quality of health in patients with established renal failure. There is limited experience of their use within national renal registries. Aim: To describe the Scottish Renal Registry's (SRR) experience of collecting PROMS in the haemodialysis population and correlate PROMS to demographic and clinical parameters. Design: Retrospective observational cross-sectional study. Methods: Haemodialysis patients in Scotland were invited to complete the KDQOL™-36 questionnaire on the day of the annual SRR census in 2015 and 2016...
September 18, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023551/a-multilayered-electrospun-graft-as-vascular-access-for-hemodialysis
#4
D Radakovic, J Reboredo, M Helm, T Weigel, S Schürlein, E Kupczyk, R G Leyh, H Walles, J Hansmann
Despite medical achievements, the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease keeps steadily raising, thereby entailing a high number of surgical and interventional procedures to establish and maintain arteriovenous vascular access for hemodialysis. Due to vascular disease, aneurysms or infection, the preferred access-an autogenous arteriovenous fistula-is not always available and appropriate. Moreover, when replacing small diameter blood vessels, synthetic vascular grafts possess well-known disadvantages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021314/augmented-3d-venous-navigation-for-neuroendovascular-procedures
#5
Raphaël Blanc, Robert Fahed, Pascal Roux, Stanislas Smajda, Gabriele Ciccio, Jean-Philippe Desilles, Hocine Redjem, Mikael Mazighi, Humain Baharvahdat, Michel Piotin
BACKGROUND: Endovascular venous access is increasingly used for the treatment of many cerebrovascular diseases. The quality of venous roadmapping through arterial injection can be problematic because of contrast media dilution, slow flow velocity, and unilateral opacification of the venous system. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with the VesselNavigator (Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands) in performing live 3D roadmapping for intracranial venous procedures...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990213/the-complex-relationship-among-arteriovenous-access-heart-and-circulation
#6
EDITORIAL
Carlo Basile, Carlo Lomonte
There are currently near 400 000 patients on hemodialysis in the United States. More than 50% of those treated by chronic hemodialysis die because of a cardiovascular (CV) event. The majority of these patients have functional arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). AVFs have an adverse effect on cardiac function, but their exact contribution to CV morbidity is not clear. It has long been known that a vascular access with an inappropriately high-flow rate may cause high-output heart failure. Paradoxically, there may be hemodynamic and cardiopulmonary benefits conferred by AVF particularly in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
October 9, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961981/brainpath-mediated-resection-of-a-ruptured-subcortical-arteriovenous-malformation
#7
Alex M Witek, Nina Z Moore, M Adeeb Sebai, Mark D Bain
BACKGROUND: Although tubular retractor systems have gained popularity for other indications, there have been few reports of their use for arteriovenous malformation (AVM) surgery. A patient was diagnosed with a ruptured 1.2-cm subcortical AVM after presenting with intracerebral hemorrhage in the right frontal lobe and anterior basal ganglia. The characteristics of this AVM made it amenable to resection using a tubular retractor. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility and safety of AVM resection using a tubular retractor system...
August 16, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947453/association-of-vascular-access-flow-with-short-term-and-long-term-mortality-in-chronic-haemodialysis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#8
Chung-Kuan Wu, Chia-Lin Wu, Chia-Hsun Lin, Jyh-Gang Leu, Chew-Teng Kor, Der-Cherng Tarng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of vascular access flow (Qa) on vascular and all-cause mortality in chronic haemodialysis (HD) patients. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Single centre. PARTICIPANTS: Adult chronic HD patients at the HD unit of Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2003 were recruited. Patients were excluded if they had arteriovenous fistula or arteriovenous graft failure within 3 months before the date of Qa measurement, were aged <18 years and had Qa levels of ≥2000mL/min...
September 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930719/vascular-access-placement-order-and-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-longitudinal-study
#9
Mariana Murea, W Mark Brown, Jasmin Divers, Shahriar Moossavi, Todd W Robinson, Benjamin Bagwell, John M Burkart, Barry I Freedman
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous accesses (AVA) in patients performing hemodialysis (HD) are labeled "permanent" for AV fistulas (AVF) or grafts (AVG) and "temporary" for tunneled central venous catheters (TCVC). Durability and outcomes of permanent vascular accesses based on the sequence in which they were placed or used receives little attention. This study analyzed longitudinal transitions between TCVC-based and AVA-based HD outcomes according to the order of placement. METHODS: All 391 patients initiating chronic HD via a TCVC between 2012 and 2013 at 12 outpatient academic dialysis units were included in this study...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917703/distally-enlarged-feeding-artery-phenomenon-in-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-alternative-access-route-to-transarterial-intravenous-embolization-dong
#10
Hyun Shim, Jieun Roh, Jeong A Yeom, Young Soo Kim, Seung Kug Baik
BACKGROUND: Transvenous (TV) embolization is ideal for endovascular treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF). However, it is not always feasible because of various factors, and transarterial (TA) embolization could then be tried. We aimed to determine the incidence of 'distally enlarged feeding artery phenomenon' and the major feeding artery in DAVF. In case TV approach is difficult and this phenomenon observed, we could use this vessel for transarterial intravenous (TAIV) embolization as an endovascular treatment modality for DAVF...
September 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916306/end-to-side-versus-side-to-side-anastomosis-in-upper-limb-arteriovenous-fistula-for-dialysis-access-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
#11
Khalid Bashar, Mekki Medani, Hiba Bashar, Khalid Ahmed, Thomas Aherne, Tony Moloney, Stewart R Walsh
BACKGROUND: An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best modality for hemodialysis access. The end-to-side (ETS) technique has been suggested in the literature to produce superior results to the side-to-side (STS) approach; however, in the absence of a systematic review, this practice remains debatable. METHODS: Online search for randomized controlled trials and observational studies that compared the ETS versus the STS anastomosis techniques in creating an upper limb AVF...
September 13, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912005/proximal-radial-artery-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access
#12
William C Jennings, Alexandros Mallios, Nasir Mushtaq
OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed our experience with proximal radial artery-based arteriovenous fistulas (PRA-AVFs) for hemodialysis vascular access, evaluating characteristics of the patients, functional patency, risk of steal syndrome, survival of the patient, and technical considerations. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our database of consecutive patients, identifying those individuals with a PRA-AVF created during a 12-year period. In addition to physical examination, all patients underwent ultrasound vessel mapping by the operating surgeon, identifying the PRA-AVF configuration and outflow target most likely to succeed...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904934/comparison-of-complications-of-arteriovenous-fistula-with-permanent-catheter-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-six-month-follow-up
#13
Ali Momeni, Saeed Mardani, Maryam Kabiri, Masoud Amiri
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF), permanent catheter (PC), and vascular graft are three vascular access types used for hemodialysis procedure. Due to insufficient reliable information on the comparison between AVF and PC, this study was conducted to compare AVF and PC regarding dialysis adequacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was carried out from March, 2013 to September, 2013. In this study, 76 hemodialysis patients were enrolled and assigned to two unequal groups of AVF and PC...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902768/economic-and-clinical-outcomes-resulting-from-the-stage-4-chronic-kidney-disease-case-management-quality-improvement-initiative
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Beverly Everett, Liana D Castel, Matthew McGinnis, Amy Beresky, Rudolph C Cane, Tasha Cooper, Rajesh K Davda, Donna Farmer, Stella M John, Denise L Sollars, John F Rausch
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a costly and burdensome public health concern. The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact on outcomes and utilization of a pilot program to identify and engage beneficiaries with CKD at risk for progression from Stage 4 to Stage 5. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTINGS: A quality improvement initiative was conducted to assess the impact of case management on costs and outcomes among 7,720 Cigna commercial medical beneficiaries with Stage 4 CKD enrolled in the United States between January 2012 and October 2012...
November 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899228/intraoperative-venoplasty-to-facilitate-placement-of-tunneled-catheters-for-hemodialysis
#15
Afsha Aurshina, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
Objective With the implementation of the K-DOQI guidelines, more patients are in need of long-term dialysis catheters until maturation of the arteriovenous fistula. However, on occasion, when placing a tunneled cuffed catheter for hemodialysis, we have encountered difficulty with passing the guidewire in spite of demonstration of a patent cervical portion of the internal jugular vein on duplex. Herein, we review our experience with intraoperative venoplasty for placement of Tesio™ catheters (Medcomp Harleysville, PA)...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887265/modified-staple-aneurysmorrhaphy-for-treating-arteriovenous-fistula-related-venous-aneurysms
#16
Robert Moskowitz, Elias Fakhoury, Kevin V James
Autogenous arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred access for hemodialysis. AVF occasionally develop venous aneurysms, and we report a modified staple aneurysmorrhaphy technique for treatment. Briefly, the lateral wall of the venous aneurysm is dissected and a longitudinal staple resection performed. Adjunct procedures include inflow banding and outflow venous angioplasty with possible stenting. In this initial experience, 20 aneurysms were resected in 17 patients. The average AVF age at time of repair was 5...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887254/factors-affecting-patency-following-successful-percutaneous-intervention-for-dysfunctional-hemodialysis-vascular-access
#17
Sung Min Kim, Heung Kyu Ko, Minsu Noh, Gi-Young Ko, Min-Ju Kim, Tae-Won Kwon, Hee Jin Kim, Yong-Pil Cho
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the patency following initial successful percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for untreated dysfunctional hemodialysis vascular access and to identify predictors of PTA durability. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included data of 132 consecutive initial PTA of hemodialysis vascular access in 126 patients who showed immediate technical and clinical success and had at least 1 year of follow-up data...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887240/temporal-trends-determinants-and-outcomes-of-inpatient-versus-outpatient-arteriovenous-fistula-operations
#18
Caitlin W Hicks, Michael Bronsert, Karl E Hammermeister, William G Henderson, Douglas R Gibula, James H Black, Natalia O Glebova
BACKGROUND: As high healthcare costs are increasing scrutinized, a movement toward reducing patient hospital admissions and lengths of stay has emerged, particularly for operations that may be performed safely in the outpatient setting. Our aim is to describe recent temporal trends in the proportion of dialysis access procedures performed on an inpatient versus outpatient basis and to determine the effects of these changes on perioperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: The 2005-2008 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried for all primary arteriovenous fistula (AVF) procedures using current procedural terminology codes...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873444/effects-of-upper-extremity-vascular-access-creation-on-cardiac-events-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#19
Youngjin Han, Suk Jung Choo, Hyunwook Kwon, Jae Won Lee, Cheol Hyun Chung, Hyangkyoung Kim, Tae-Won Kwon, Yong-Pil Cho
The present study was conducted to investigate whether upper-extremity vascular access (VA) creation increases the risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and death in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with an in situ left internal thoracic artery (ITA) graft. A total of 111 patients with CABG with a left ITA graft who underwent upper-extremity VA creation were analyzed retrospectively; 93 patients received left VA creation (83.8%, ipsilateral group) and 18 patients received right VA creation (16...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869937/prospects-for-vascular-access-education-in-developing-countries-current-situation-in-cambodia
#20
Toshihide Naganuma, Yoshiaki Takemoto
We report our activities training doctors on vascular access procedures at International University (IU) Hospital in Cambodia through a program facilitated by Ubiquitous Blood Purification International, a nonprofit organization that provides medical support to developing countries in the field of dialysis medicine. Six doctors from Japan have been involved in the education of medical personnel at IU, and we have collectively visited Cambodia about 15 times from 2010 to 2016. In these visits, we have performed many operations, including 42 for arteriovenous fistula, 1 arteriovenous graft, and 1 percutaneous transluminal angioplasty...
2017: Blood Purification
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