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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125024/wingspan-stent-delivery-catheter-fracture-and-the-trap-technique-for-endovascular-salvage
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Manoj Jagani, Huy M Do, Jeremy J Heit
Background Intracranial atherosclerotic disease may result in ischemic infarction and has a high rate of recurrent ischemic strokes despite medical therapy. Patients who fail medical therapy may undergo endovascular treatment with cerebral artery angioplasty and possible Wingspan stent placement. We present a unique case of Wingspan delivery microcatheter fracture that resulted in a retained foreign body and an endovascular salvage maneuver. Case description An elderly patient presented with an acute ischemic stroke due to a severe stenosis in the proximal left middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096870/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-is-not-a-predictor-of-worse-intermediate-mortality-post-fontan
#2
Billie-Jean Martin, Kandice Mah, Luke Eckersley, Joyce Harder, Charissa Pockett, Daryl Schantz, John Dyck, Mohammed Al Aklabi, Ivan M Rebeyka, David B Ross
BACKGROUND: An increasing proportion of those living with single ventricle physiology have hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Our objective was to assess the association between HLHS and outcomes post Fontan operation. METHODS: All pediatric patients who underwent a Fontan procedure at the University of Alberta between 1996 and 2016 were included. Follow-up clinical data collected included early and late surgical or catheter reintervention, echocardiography, and long-term transplant-free survival...
October 30, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073366/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-intermediate-risk-pulmonary-embolism
#3
David Furfaro, R Scott Stephens, Michael B Streiff, Roy Brower
Intermediate risk pulmonary embolism is common and carries a risk of progression to hemodynamic collapse and death. Catheter directed thrombolysis is an increasingly utilized treatment option, based largely on the assumptions that it is more efficacious than anticoagulation alone, and safer than systemic thrombolysis. In this review, we critically analyze the published data regarding catheter directed thrombolysis for the treatment of intermediate risk pulmonary embolism. Catheter directed thrombolysis reduces right heart strain and lowers pulmonary artery pressures more quickly than anticoagulation alone...
October 26, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065742/balloon-sandwich-technique-for-retrieval-of-fractured-delivery-wire-of-pipeline-stent
#4
Russell Cerejo, Mark Bain, Thomas Masaryk
Delivery wire fracture of flow-diverter stents are rare but have been described. We describe a video case of a successful technique to retrieve such a fractured delivery wire by using a balloon microcatheter and the intermediate catheter when other proven methods may fail.
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062248/evaluation-of-candida-species-and-antifungal-susceptibilities-among-children-with-invasive-candidiasis
#5
Murat Sütçü, Manolya Acar, Gonca Erköse Genç, İlknur Kökçü, Hacer Aktürk, Gürkan Atay, Selda Hançerli Törun, Nuran Salman, Zayre Erturan, Ayper Somer
AIM: Non-albicans Candida species and resistant microorganisms have been more commonly isolated in invasive candidiasis in recent years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the distrubution of Candida spp and antifungal resistance in our clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-four Candida isolates and antifungal susceptibility results obtained from patients diagnosed as having invasive candidiasis between December 2012 and June 2016 were included. Clinical and laboratory data were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056460/use-of-a-percutaneous-temporary-circulatory-support-device-as-a-bridge-to-decision-during-acute-decompensation-of-advanced-heart-failure
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Shelley A Hall, Nir Uriel, Sandra A Carey, Michelle Edens, Geoffrey Gong, Michele Esposito, Ryan O'Kelly, Shiva Annamalai, Nima Aghili, S Adatya, Navin K Kapur
BACKGROUND: Prognosis is poor for patients with decompensated advanced heart failure (HF) refractory to medical therapy. Evaluating candidacy for durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS), cardiac transplantation, or palliative care is complex, and time is often needed to stabilize the patient hemodynamically. The Impella 5.0 (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) is a minimally invasive axial-flow catheter capable of providing full temporary hemodynamic support. We report a multicenter series on the use of this device for bridge to decision (BTD) in decompensated advanced HF patients...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037801/validation-of-noninvasive-blood-pressure-equipment-which-peripheral-artery-is-best-for-comparison-studies-in-dogs
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Anderson F da Cunha, Sara J Ramos, Michelle Domingues, Amanda Shelby, Hugues Beaufrère, Rhett Stout, Mark J Acierno
OBJECTIVES: 1) To determine which peripheral artery commonly used for invasive arterial blood pressure (IBP) monitoring yields the least bias when compared with noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) values obtained at the antebrachium of the dog, and 2) to identify and describe differences in systolic (SAP), mean (MAP) and diastolic arterial pressures (DAP) among different anatomical locations. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. ANIMALS: Twenty adult hound dogs weighing 24...
August 3, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029710/systemic-thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-who-and-how
#8
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Victor F Tapson, Oren Friedman
Anticoagulation has been shown to improve mortality in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Initiation of anticoagulation should be considered when PE is strongly suspected and the bleeding risk is perceived to be low, even if acute PE has not yet been proven. Low-risk patients with acute PE are simply continued on anticoagulation. Severely ill patients with high-risk (massive) PE require aggressive therapy, and if the bleeding risk is acceptable, systemic thrombolysis should be considered. However, despite clear evidence that parenteral thrombolytic therapy leads to more rapid clot resolution than anticoagulation alone, the risk of major bleeding including intracranial bleeding is significantly higher when systemic thrombolytic therapy is administered...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018332/the-beneficial-effects-of-melatonin-administration-following-hypoxia-ischemia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Tamara Yawno, Mawin Mahen, Jingang Li, Michael C Fahey, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
Melatonin (MLT) is an endogenous hormone that controls circadian cycle. MLT has additional important properties that make it appealing as a neuroprotective agent-it is a potent anti-oxidant, with anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. MLT is safe for administration during pregnancy or to the newborn after birth, and can reduce white matter brain injury under conditions of chronic fetal hypoxia. Accordingly, in the current study, we examined whether an intermediate dose of MLT could restore white matter brain development when administered after an acute hypoxic ischemic (HI) insult in preterm fetal sheep...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016770/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-score-for-predicting-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-a-first-catheter-ablation-procedure-atlas-score
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João Mesquita, António Miguel Ferreira, Diogo Cavaco, Francisco Moscoso Costa, Pedro Carmo, Hugo Marques, Francisco Morgado, Miguel Mendes, Pedro Adragão
Aims: Several predictors of relapse after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been established, but assessing each patient's individual risk remains challenging. Our aim was to develop and validate a score to estimate the risk of AF recurrence after the first radiofrequency pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) procedure. Methods and results: Independent predictors of AF relapse were identified retrospectively in a two-centre registry of 1934 patients who underwent a first PVI procedure...
August 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993108/evaluation-of-interfractional-variation-of-organs-and-displacement-of-catheters-during-high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-for-gynecologic-malignancies
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Soyoung Lee, Ellis Rodney, Bryan Traughber, Tithi Biswas, Valdir Colussi, Tarun Podder
PURPOSE: To investigate the dosimetric effects due to interfractional changes in catheter position and variation in patient's anatomy during the course of interstitial high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 15 patients with either cervical or vaginal cancer underwent interstitial HDR brachytherapy. Interstitial catheters and fiducials were placed under fluoroscopy and intraoperative 3T MRI to confirm the desired catheter placement for adequate target volume coverage...
October 6, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983822/in-vitro-activity-of-micafungin-against-biofilms-of-candida-albicans-candida-glabrata-and-candida-parapsilosis-at-different-stages-of-maturation
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Małgorzata Prażyńska, Tomasz Bogiel, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Candida spp. is able to form a biofilm, which is considered resistant to the majority of antifungals used in medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of micafungin against Candida spp. biofilms at different stages of their maturation (2, 6, and 24 h). We assessed the inhibitory effect of micafungin against 78 clinical isolates of Candida spp., growing as planktonic or sessile cells, by widely recommended broth microdilution method. The in vitro effect on sessile cells viability was evaluated by colorimetric reduction assay...
October 5, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971664/should-ct-pulmonary-angiography-be-routinely-performed-after-ultrasound-facilitated-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-intermediate-high-risk-pulmonary-embolism
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Andrea Rubboli, Valerio Lanzilotti, Pier C Pavesi, Gianni Casella, Giuseppe DI Pasquale
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951012/is-measuring-the-residual-rectourethral-fistula-during-laparoscopically-assisted-anorectal-pull-through-for-male-high-intermediate-type-imperforate-anus-beneficial-mid-term-follow-up
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Hiroyuki Koga, Manabu Okawada, Go Miyano, Takashi Doi, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: We evaluated routine intraoperative residual rectourethral fistula measurement (IRRFM) in 20 consecutive male imperforate anus with recto-bulbar (RB; n=12) or recto-prostatic (RP; n=8) fistula during laparoscopically assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) for preventing incomplete fistula excision (IFE) on mid-term follow-up. METHODS: Twenty consecutive LAARP performed at a mean age of 10months (range: 3-30) followed-up for a mean of 4.8years (range: 1...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944131/ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-review-of-current-literature
#15
REVIEW
Muhammad A Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Vikas Bansal, Omer Zuberi
Pulmonary embolism continues as a very common and also presumably life-threatening disorder. For affected individuals with intermediate- as well as high-risk pulmonary embolism, catheter-based revascularization procedures have developed a possible substitute for systemic thrombolysis or for surgical embolectomy. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis is an innovative catheter-based approach; which is the main purpose of the present review article. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis is much more efficacious in reversing right ventricular dysfunction as well as dilatation in comparison to anticoagulation alone in individuals at intermediate risk...
July 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914703/length-of-catheter-use-after-hysterectomy-as-a-risk-factor-for-urinary-tract-infection
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Natalie E Karp, Emily K Kobernik, Neil S Kamdar, Amanda M Fore, Daniel M Morgan
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine the effect of length of postoperative catheterization on risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) and to identify risk factors for postoperative UTI. METHODS: This was a retrospective case-control study. Demographic and perioperative data, including duration of indwelling catheter use and postoperative occurrence of UTI within 30 days of surgery, were analyzed for hysterectomies using the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative database...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864224/catheter-directed-therapy-as-a-treatment-for-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-a-meta-analysis
#17
Xiao-Fang Li, Cheng-Quan Wan, Xue-Gai He, Jia-Yong Qiu, Dan-Yang Li, Yu-Xia Sun, Yi-Min Mao
AIMS: Catheter-directed therapy (CDT) is included in the guidelines for diagnosing and treating massive pulmonary embolism. However, few studies have evaluated the efficacy of CDT as a treatment for submassive pulmonary embolism (SPE). Therefore, we used evidence-based medicine to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of CDT in treating SPE. METHODS: Search terms describing CDT in SPE and patients with intermediate pulmonary embolism were entered into the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases to identify relevant articles without language restrictions published between January 1990 and December 2016...
November 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837628/septic-shock-and-the-use-of-norepinephrine-in-an-intermediate-care-unit-mortality-and-adverse-events
#18
Mikael Hallengren, Per Åstrand, Staffan Eksborg, Hans Barle, Claes Frostell
BACKGROUND: Septic shock is associated with high mortality. Aged and multimorbid patients are not always eligible for intensive care units. Norepinephrine is an accepted treatment for hypotension in septic shock. It is unknown whether norepinephrine has a place in treatment outside an intensive care unit and when given peripherally. OBJECTIVES: To describe mortality, Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE-II), time to mean arterial pressure >65 mmHg, and adverse events in patients with septic shock receiving norepinephrine peripherally in an intermediate care unit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790011/management-of-septic-shock-in-intermediate-care-unit
#19
Eric Meaudre, Cédric Nguyen, Claire Contargyris, Ambroise Montcriol, Erwan d'Aranda, Pierre Esnault, Mourad Bensalah, Bertrand Prunet, Julien Bordes, Philippe Goutorbe
BACKGROUND: While guidelines advocate goal-directed resuscitation based on timed bundles, the management of septic shock (SS) outside an ICU setting has been poorly studied in intermediate care units (IMCU). PATIENTS AND METHOD: We reviewed all cases of septic shock patients admitted to our IMCU between January 2013 and June 2014. The characteristics of sepsis, compliance of bundles, and outcomes were collected. The IMCU population was compared with the SS patients admitted to the ICU during the same period...
August 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770255/massive-accumulation-of-myofibroblasts-in%C3%A2-the-critical-isthmus-is-associated-with%C3%A2-ventricular-tachycardia-inducibility-in%C3%A2-post-infarct-swine-heart
#20
Tarvinder S Dhanjal, Nicolas Lellouche, Christopher J von Ruhland, Guillaume Abehsira, David H Edwards, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Konstantinos Moschonas, Emmanuel Teiger, Alan J Williams, Christopher H George
OBJECTIVES: In this study the authors determined the extent of cellular infiltration and dispersion, and regional vascularization in electrophysiologically (EP) defined zones in post-myocardial infarction (MI) swine ventricle. BACKGROUND: The critical isthmus (CI) in post-MI re-entrant ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a target for catheter ablation. In vitro evidence suggests that myofibroblasts (MFB) within the scar border zone (BZ) may increase the susceptibility to slow conduction and VT, but whether this occurs in vivo remains unproven...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
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