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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341502/significance-of-blunted-venous-waveforms-seen-on-upper-extremity-ultrasound
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Xuan-Binh D Pham, Ezinne J Ihenachor, Hoover Wu, Jerry J Kim, Amy H Kaji, Matthew C Koopmann, Timothy J Ryan, Christian de Virgilio
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines recommend vascular mapping ultrasound (US) prior to arteriovenous fistula creation. Blunted venous waveforms (BVW) suggest central venous stenosis; however, this relationship and one between BVW and the presence of a central venous catheter (CVC) remain unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients who received upper-extremity vascular mapping US between January 2013 and October 2014 at a single institution were retrospectively reviewed...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340927/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-for-control-of-noncompressible-truncal-hemorrhage-in-the-abdomen-and-pelvis
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Laura J Moore, Clay D Martin, John A Harvin, Charles E Wade, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: Noncompressible truncal hemorrhage is a leading cause of potentially preventable death in trauma and acute care surgery patients. These patients are at high risk of exsanguination before potentially life-saving surgical intervention may be performed. Temporary aortic occlusion is an effective means of augmenting systolic blood pressure and perfusion of the heart and brain in these patients. Aortic occlusion temporarily controls distal bleeding until permanent hemostasis can be achieved...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316869/forced-arterial-suction-thrombectomy-using-distal-access-catheter-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ho-Cheol Lee, Dong-Hun Kang, Yang-Ha Hwang, Yong-Sun Kim, Yong-Won Kim
Historical innovations in mechanical thrombectomy devices and strategies for ischemic stroke have resulted in improved angiographic outcomes and better clinical outcomes. Various devices have been used, but the two most common approaches are aspiration thrombectomy and stent-retrieval thrombectomy. Aspiration thrombectomy has advanced from the traditional Penumbra system to forced arterial suction thrombectomy and a direct aspiration first-pass technique. Newer generation aspiration catheters with flexible distal tips and a larger bore have demonstrated faster and better recanalization relative to older devices...
March 2017: Neurointervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304200/advance-an-effective-and-feasible-technique-in-acute-stroke-treatment
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Erdem Gurkas, Cetin Kursad Akpinar, Emrah Aytac
Background and purpose Different techniques regarding efficient utilization of thrombectomy devices have been reported. Here, we described a novel technique named ADVANCE that is based on advancing a distal access catheter over the stent retriever. In this study, we aimed to report our initial results with this novel thrombectomy technique. Methods and results Sixty-seven consecutive acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke patients (35 male, 32 female) between January 2015 and January 2016 who were treated by mechanical thrombectomy were included in this prospective study...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259730/incidence-of-central-venous-catheter-hub-contamination
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Julie L Holroyd, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Mark J Rice, Kenneth H Rand, Brenda G Fahy
PURPOSE: To investigate microorganisms causing central venous catheter contamination and how this contamination differs across different catheter metrics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining IRB approval and informed consent, 830 cultures were prospectively obtained from 45 ICU patients with central venous catheter or peripherally inserted central catheter. Bacterial colonies were identified by mass spectrometry. RESULTS: Bacterial contamination of central catheter hubs occurred 44% of the time in this study in the ICU setting...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240382/minimal-invasive-left-ventricular-lead-repositioning-is-safe-and-effective-in-distal-left-ventricular-lead-positions
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István Osztheimer, Szabolcs Szilágyi, Zsuzsanna Pongor, Endre Zima, Levente Molnár, Tamás Tahin, Béla Merkely, László Gellér
BACKGROUND: Treatment of left ventricular electrode dislocation and phrenic nerve stimulation remains an issue in the era of new electrode designs. METHODS: Safety and efficacy of minimal invasive lead repositioning and pocket opening reposition procedures were evaluated between December 2005 and December 2012 at our center. Minimal invasive method was developed and widely utilized at our center to treat phrenic nerve stimulation. The distally positioned left ventricular lead is looped around by a deflectable catheter in the right atrium introduced from the femoral vein access and then pulled back...
February 27, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157261/mediguide-assisted-transseptal-puncture-without-echocardiographic-guidance
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Gabriel Ballesteros, Pablo Ramos Ardanaz, Renzo Neglia, Marcel Palacio Solís, Cristina Díaz Fernández, Graciela López González, Elene Janiashvili, Ignacio García-Bolao
BACKGROUND: First description of a technique for left atrium transseptal puncture (TSP) with minimal radiation exposure by using the nonfluoroscopic MediGuide™ tracking system (MG) without the assistance of intracardiac echocardiography. METHODS: This study included 31 consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing an MG assisted percutaneous catheter ablation procedure. A Brockenbrough transseptal needle (BRK) is connected to a standard pressure transducer through a two input valve...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138123/initial-experience-and-feasibility-of-the-new-low-profile-stingray-catheter-as-part-of-the-antegrade-dissection-and-re-entry-revascularization-strategy-for-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions
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Joren Maeremans, Pieter-Jan Palmers, Joseph Dens
BACKGROUND During antegrade dissection re-entry (ADR) of chronic total occlusions (CTO), the first-generation Stingray catheter requires the use of large-bore guides (sheathless 7.5 Fr or 8 Fr), which increases the risk for access site-related complications and compromises radial approaches. Smaller guiding sizes necessitate long guidewires (e.g., 300 cm) or guidewire extensions for catheter advancement or removal. However, friction between guides and the Stingray catheter can result in unstable guidewire position or unintentional removal...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093811/routine-use-of-distal-arterial-perfusion-in-pediatric-femoral-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Christine A Schad, Brian P Fallon, Julie Monteagudo, Shunpei Okochi, Eva W Cheung, Nicholas J Morrissey, Angela V Kadenhe-Chiweshe, Gudrun Aspelund, Steven Stylianos, William Middlesworth
Lower-extremity ischemia is a significant complication in children on femoral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO). Our institution currently routinely uses distal perfusion catheters (DPCs) in all femoral arterial cannulations in attempts to reduce ischemia. We performed a single-center, retrospective review of pediatric patients supported with femoral VA ECMO from January 2005 to November 2015. The outcomes of patients with prophylactic DPC placement at cannulation (prophylactic DPC) were compared to a historical group with DPCs placed in response only to clinically evident ischemic changes (reactive DPC)...
January 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941747/a-case-report-on-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-chronic-total-occlusion-by-retrograde-visualization
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M A Muqueet, M Mahmood, M H Hoque, S M Zaman, J Arzu, M A Salim, F Rahman, S Rahman
As bilateral approach is paramount in chronic total occlusions with retrograde flow, the use of two radial arteries, two femoral arteries or combination technique using one radial and one femoral artery will probably be increasingly reported in the near future. After puncture of opposite groin, a diagnostic 6 Fr catheter is used to intubate the ostium of the contralateral artery. By visualizing the distal vessel in multiple projections, contralateral injections help to direct the progression of the wire in the occluded segment towards the distal true lumen and confirm the intraluminal position of the wire after the occluded segment...
October 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919637/critical-hand-ischemia-treatment-via-orbital-atherectomy-a-single-center-observational-retrospective-analysis
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Abdul Bahro, Zsuzsanna Igyarto, Brad Martinsen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Critical hand ischemia (CHI) can be devastating and may result in amputation. Distal vessel calcification has been shown to be a major factor in causing CHI. Atherectomy in the upper extremities is not typically considered due to the small anatomy; however, the Diamondback 360° Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.) can access treatment areas with a reference vessel diameter of 1.5mm. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective, observational, single center (Merit Health Center, Jackson, MS) analysis of 11 CHI patients with calcific disease of the radial artery treated with orbital atherectomy (OAS) was completed...
March 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830460/hydrophilic-polymer-embolization-another-differential-diagnosis-of-iatrogenic-leg-embolization-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Ikki Komatsu, Hirotsugu Mitsuhashi, Mikihiko Nakaoka, Nobuyuki Komiyama
In daily practice, the iatrogenic complication hydrophilic polymer embolization (HPE) is under-recognized. An 86-year-old male experienced a distal foot embolization after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Rashes appeared only in the access side foot just after the procedure. Gradual worsening of the rashes was first thought to be cholesterol crystal embolization (CCE), but a pathological examination revealed HPE. The clinical course following the diagnosis was uneventful without notable treatment. We experienced a rare but important alternative differential diagnosis of CCE after catheter intervention...
November 9, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823586/infrarenal-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-new-developments-and-decision-making-in-2016
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REVIEW
Matthew R Smeds, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw
New developments in infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm stent-graft devices have made more patients eligible for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Recent US Food and Drug Administration approval for fenestrated endograft repair and impending approval for iliac branch devices extend the proximal and distal landing zones. Better deployment systems allow for partial deployment of endografts to facilitate repositioning, and more flexible designs allow for treatment of angulated infrarenal aneurysm necks and tortuous iliac arteries...
March 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742773/novel-experience-of-laser-assisted-inside-out-central-venous-access-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-subclavian-vein-occlusion-requiring-pacemaker-implantation
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688037/hydrodisplacement-of-sural-nerve-for-safety-and-efficacy-of-endovenous-thermal-ablation-for-small-saphenous-vein-incompetence
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641451/urinary-drainage-procedures-in-interventional-radiology
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638104/guide-extension-catheter-stepwise-advancement-facilitated-by-repeated-distal-balloon-anchoring
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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.
January 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567021/first-prospective-multicenter-experience-with-the-7-french-glidesheath-slender-for-complex-transradial-coronary-interventions
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27436222/distal-superficial-femoral-vein-cannulation-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-placement-in-infants-with-cardiac-disease
#19
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%)...
December 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429915/fracture-and-atypical-migration-of-an-implantable-central-venous-access-device
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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
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