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Thandar Aye, Thanh Trung Phan, Douglas Findlay Muir, Nicholas John Linker, Richard Hartley, Andrew John Turley
AIM: This new laser facilitated 'inside-out' technique was used for transvenous pacemaker insertion in a pacemaker-dependent patient with bilateral subclavian occlusion and a failed epicardial system who is not suitable for a transfemoral approach. METHOD AND RESULTS: Procedure was undertaken under general anaesthesia with venous access obtained from right femoral vein and left axillary vein. 7F multipurpose catheter was used to enter proximal edge of the occluded segment of subclavian vein via femoral approach, which then supported stiff angioplasty wires and microcatheters to tunnel into the body of occlusion...
October 14, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Omar Rodriguez-Acevedo, Kristen E Elstner, Kui Martinic, Aaron Zea, Jenny Diaz, Rodrigo T Martins, Fernando Arduini, Alexandra Hodgkinson, Nabeel Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Endovenous radio frequency ablation for small saphenous vein incompetence by and large appears to be superior and safer than conventional open surgery. Small saphenous vein ablation from approximately mid-calf to the point proximally where the small saphenous vein dives into the popliteal fossa is considered to be safe, as the sural nerve is in most cases separated from this segment of the small saphenous vein by the deep fascia. The outcome of the distal incompetent small saphenous vein remains unclear...
September 29, 2016: Phlebology
Raymond H Thornton, Anne M Covey
Urinary drainage procedures are used to treat a wide range of clinical situations including pyonephrosis, preservation of renal function in patients with ureteral obstruction, as a means to access the collecting system for stone retrieval or lithotripsy and to divert urine from a distal leak or fistula. Several different drainage devices are available and include those that provide obligatory external drainage (nephrostomy), both internal and external drainage (nephroureteral stent) and internal drainage (double-J stent)...
September 2016: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Constantinos Andreou, Ioannis Karalis, Christos Maniotis, Johan W Jukema, Michael Koutouzis
Coronary stent delivery can be extremely challenging in tortuous and calcified lesions especially when radial approach is chosen. Guide extension catheter is a useful tool for overcoming the inherent difficulties arising by the use of radial access in complex percutaneous interventions. We describe a technique for guide extension catheter system advancement by presenting two cases. This was performed stepwise by repeated distal balloon anchoring in the coronary artery of interest.
August 8, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Adel Aminian, Juan F Iglesias, Carlos Van Mieghem, Andrea Zuffi, Angela Ferrara, Roukos Manih, Dariouch Dolatabadi, Jacques Lalmand, Shigeru Saito
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility and safety of the 7 French (Fr) Glidesheath Slender for complex transradial (TR) percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). BACKGROUND: The TR approach is increasingly used worldwide for coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. However, the small size of the radial artery remains an important limitation for the use of large-bore guiding catheters (>6 Fr), restricting thereby the treatment of highly complex lesions through the TR approach...
August 27, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Robert P Richter, Mark A Law, Santiago Borasino, Jessica A Surd, Jeffrey A Alten
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel real-time ultrasound (US)-guided distal superficial femoral vein (DSFV) cannulation technique for insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) in critically ill infants with congenital heart disease. DESIGN: Descriptive retrospective cohort study SETTING: Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit in a pediatric tertiary hospital PATIENTS: First 28 critically ill infants that received DSFV PICCs via this new technique. RESULTS: Thirty-seven US-guided DSFV PICCs were attempted on 31 infants from September 2012 to November 2014; 34 PICCs were placed in 28 patients (success rate 92%)...
July 20, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
Mirela Mery, Stéphanie Palengat, Romaric Loffroy, Magali Vernet, Pascal Matet, Violaine Cherblanc
Distal embolization of a fractured indwelling central catheter is a rare complication. The pinch-off syndrome (POS) should be known, prevented and early detected. We present a case in which further radiological exams were required to find the fragmented catheter with an atypical migration, requiring local surgery for removing. After chest and abdominal CT scan, neck X-ray, and heart echography, the catheter was found on the lower limbs X-ray on the internal side of right knee corresponding to a location of saphenous vein...
June 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Tomotaka Ohshima, Shunsaku Goto, Taiki Yamamoto, Tasuku Imai, Toshihisa Nishizawa, Shinji Shimato, Kyozo Kato
<i>Purpose</i>: We present a novel, less invasive protection method for carotid artery stenting. <i>Case presentation</i>: A 67-year-old man presented with symptomatic severe left carotid artery stenosis. A transfemoral approach was dangerous because of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. A 6Fr Axcelguide Simmonds catheter was inserted into the right brachial artery, and advanced into the left common carotid artery. Next, a 6Fr Optimo 100-cm catheter was coaxially navigated into the left common carotid artery...
July 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
H Janssen, M Killer-Oberpfalzer, M Patzig, G Buchholz, J Lutz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The importance of mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke treatment has grown over recent years. Mechanical thrombectomy comprises many different techniques. Technical improvements in the catheter material have led to the development of large-bore distal access catheters which can enter tortuous intracranial vessels. This has promising applications for endovascular stroke treatment. This study evaluated the safety and success rate of ultra-distal access of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) M1 segment with the 5 Fr Navien 58 distal access catheter in the treatment of acute stroke in combination with stent retrievers...
June 24, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Tudor Jovin, Amin Aghaebrahim
Endovascular techniques can be utilized in many common otolaryngologic conditions. Advancements in in these techniques including but not limited to better distal access catheters, new embolization materials and stents allows this to be a relatively safe and successful procedure. Here we highlighted a few related procedures.
June 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Daniel Schlager, Moritz Maas, Simon Hein, Fabian Adams, Martin Schoenthaler, Ulrich Wetterauer, Thorsten Diemer, Wolfgang Weidner, Arkadiusz Miernik
OBJECTIVES: The most common pathologies of the seminal tract are persistent hematospermia, seminal vesicle stones, and seminal duct obstruction. Endoscopic diagnostic work-up of the seminal tract is impeded by complex anatomy and lack of technical equipment. To date, there is no standardized endoscopic approach. The purpose of this study was to investigate the applicability and feasibility of a flexible microoptical device for atraumatic endoscopy of the seminal tract in a male human cadaver...
August 2016: Journal of Endourology
I Ayx, H Goessmann, H Hubauer, W Uller, I Wiesinger, C Uhl, I Töpel, N Zorger
PURPOSE: Evaluation of the technical success rate and complications when retrieving dislocated intravascular foreign bodies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 1999 and 2015 38 patients (21 female; 17 male; Age: 17 - 92; Average 54.3 years) underwent an extraction of intravascular dislocated foreign bodies, which were not lost during a radiological intervention. The extracted material included 29 port catheters, 3 tips of tunneled dialysis catheters, 2 stents, 2 guide wires, 1 CVC tip and 1 AS occluder device...
June 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Kanishka Ratnayaka, Toby Rogers, William H Schenke, Jonathan R Mazal, Marcus Y Chen, Merdim Sonmez, Michael S Hansen, Ozgur Kocaturk, Anthony Z Faranesh, Robert J Lederman
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would enable closed-chest percutaneous cavopulmonary anastomosis and shunt by facilitating needle guidance along a curvilinear trajectory, around critical structures, and between a superior vena cava "donor" vessel and a pulmonary artery "target." BACKGROUND: Children with single-ventricle physiology require multiple open heart operations for palliation, including sternotomies and cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 9, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Chia Wei Teoh, Avnesh S Thakor, Joao G Amaral, Dimitri A Parra, Elizabeth A Harvey, Damien G Noone
BACKGROUND: Cuffed, double-lumen, tunneled haemodialysis catheters are a common means of vascular access in paediatric haemodialysis, particularly in infants. Haemodialysis catheter fracture with distal embolization is a rare complication. CASE REPORT: A 2-year-old boy was receiving chronic haemodialysis via a right internal jugular cuffed, double-lumen, tunneled haemodialysis catheter, inserted 3 months previously. He was asymptomatic and was incidentally found to have had embolization of a fractured catheter tip into a segmental branch of the left pulmonary artery...
January 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kevin Kang, Robert Ferraro, Richard Petrella, Gurjaipal Kang
Perclose Closure Device (Abbott-Vascular) was attempted for femoral artery (FA) access site closure by an experienced operator. The device was felt to snap as it was pushed through the previously scarred skin and subcutaneous tissue. Perclose had broken into two pieces with the proximal portion outside the body and the distal portion embolizing to lie in the FA to distal aorta. The left FA was accessed through 8F sheath and 4-8mm Basket snare passed through a 6F multipurpose guiding catheter. The tip of the broken Perclose was caught with the snare and pulled out...
December 2015: Indian Heart Journal
Frantisek Stanek, Radoslava Ouhrabkova, David Prochazka
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective single-centre study was to analyse the immediate results, failures and complications of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy using the Rotarex catheter in the treatment of acute and subacute occlusions of peripheral arteries and bypasses, as well as to evaluate long-term outcomes of this method. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with acute (duration of symptoms < 14 days) or subacute (duration of symptoms > 14 days and < 3 months) occlusions of peripheral arteries and bypasses were selected consecutively for treatment...
January 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Saravanan Balamuthusamy, Peter Nguyen, Suman Bireddy, Avinash Vallurapalli, Nishant Jalandhara, Dapo Afolabi
PURPOSE: This study compared the patency of a split-tip self-centering catheter with a predesigned curve (CentrosFLO; Merit, Salt Lake City, Utah) and a standard split-tip catheter with straight distal limbs (Medcomp, Harleysville, Pennsylvania) catheter in patients requiring exchange of a dysfunctional tunneled dialysis catheter (TDC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective chart review was performed between January 2013 and July 2014. Patients had an existing dysfunctional TDC that was exchanged over a wire using the same access site for either a split-tip self-centering catheter with a predesigned curve or a standard split-tip catheter with straight distal limbs catheter...
May 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Ramon Roca-Tey
Heart failure (HF) is the most frequent cardiovascular disease associated with chronic kidney disease and represents a high risk for cardiovascular mortality in incident hemodialysis (HD) patients. This risk is especially high during the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation period due to the marked hemodynamic changes related to the large increase in the blood flow and also within the first 120 days after HD inception because in this period the highest mortality rate occurs. When planning the vascular access for each incident HF patient, the risk of aggravating HF after AVF creation must be evaluated carefully alongside the risk of catheter-related complications, but avoiding a non-selective 'catheter first' approach for all these patients...
March 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Kiyohito Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Go Nakai, Haruhito Azuma, Yoshifumi Narumi
PURPOSE: Approximately 83 % of patients with bladder cancer have achieved a complete response after undergoing a novel bladder preservation therapy involving balloon-occluded intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy (BOAI) using a four-lumen double-balloon catheter, known as the Osaka Medical College regimen. This study aimed to show the quantitative difference in hemodynamics of the bladder arteries using syngo iFlow (Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany), which provides an automatic tool for quantitative blood flow analysis between double BOAI (D-BOAI) and conventional single BOAI (S-BOAI)...
June 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Fawaz Al-Mufti, Krishna Amuluru, Inder Paul Singh, Chirag Gandhi, Charles J Prestigiacomo
With the increased reliance on the Pipeline embolization device (PED) for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms, our experience in managing intraoperative complications and challenges continues to accumulate amid a scarcity of reports on rescue strategies and innovative techniques. We describe the case of a 50-year-old woman who presented for elective repeat embolization of a right posterior communicating artery aneurysm with some residual aneurysmal filling. During the procedure the patient developed severe vasospasm due to vessel irritation and this led us to proceed to deploy the PED through a biaxial construct composed of the 6 French Envoy MPD DA XB, and the Marksman catheters...
April 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
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