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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907939/intraoperative-intermittent-blocking-of-the-common-iliac-arteries-in-cases-of-placenta-percreta-without-the-use-of-fluoroscopy
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S Heinze, B Filsinger, G Kastenholz, R J Schröder
Background: The number of patients with placenta accreta, percreta and increta is increasing. The morbidity and mortality are higher mostly due to hemorrhage. Therefore, new methods to reduce the risk of severe bleeding are necessary. Methods: Three patients were treated in collaboration by obstetricians, urologists, anesthesiologists, and radiologists. An MRI of the pelvis was performed and the diameters and lengths of the iliac arteries were measured to avoid fluoroscopy during the preoperative placement of catheter balloons into the iliac arteries...
December 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903478/the-clinical-efficacy-of-balloon-assisted-maturation-of-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistulae
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Syed Ali Rizvi, Fred Usoh, Anil Hingorani, Eleanor Iadgarova, Pamela Boniscavage, Justin Eisenberg, Enrico Ascher, Natalie Marks
OBJECTIVE: Delayed maturation of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) among patients who require hemodialysis (HD) can lead to catheter sepsis with its resultant morbidity and mortality. Some have proposed that sequential balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) may accelerate the maturation times of these accesses. On the other hand, serial balloon angioplasty of normal vein may result in stenosis and delay maturation. Although the safety of BAM has been shown, direct comparison to non-matured AVF has not been explored...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899519/initial-clinical-experience-using-the-two-stage-aspiration-technique-tsat-with-proximal-flow-arrest-by-a-balloon-guiding-catheter-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-of-the-anterior-circulation
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Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Hirokazu Nishiyama, Yoshiaki Tetsuo, Hideki Takemoto, Naoyuki Nakao
BACKGROUND: Our initial experience using the two-stage aspiration technique (TSAT) with proximal flow arrest by a balloon guiding catheter is presented. In TSAT, aspiration is applied with the 5MAX ACE and also with the 3MAX catheter with a Penumbra aspiration pump, while arresting proximal flow by balloon inflation. METHODS: In patients treated with TSAT, clinical data including National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score at admission and the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score at discharge, as well as procedural data including the Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) score, procedural time, and complications were analyzed...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898164/dexmedetomidine-reduces-catheter-related-bladder-discomfort-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study
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Yang Zhao Yun, Xu Jun Mei, Zhu Rong, Dai Ru Ping, Liu Lei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of dexmedetomidine in preventing catheterrelated bladder discomfort (CRBD) in a postanesthesia care unit (PACU). METHODS: A total of 138 consecutive adult male patients, classified by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as ASA class I and ASA class II, were scheduled for elective open upper-middle abdominal surgery. They were randomized into 2 groups, C and D, comprising 69 patients each. Group C was given a saline solution as placebo, and group D received dexmedetomidine...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896704/external-and-internal-compressions-to-retrieve-a-kinked-catheter-in-the-right-brachial-artery
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Keisuke Nakabayashi, Naomi Kawakatsu, Naomi Nakazawa, Toshiaki Suzuki, Hisayuki Okada, Toshiaki Oka
Kinking of the catheter due to excessive rotation is not a rare complication. However, percutaneous retrieval of a kinked catheter can be difficult. The key to bailout is fixation of the catheter tip. Herein, we present a 78-year-old woman who had this complication during transradial angiography. Retrieval using several previously reported techniques was unsuccessful. We finally retrieved the kinked catheter by fixing the tip of the catheter, using external and internal compressions. The former comprises manual compression on the axillary artery, while the latter comprises deployment of a balloon catheter via another puncture site...
November 28, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886362/balloon-assisted-venous-access-salvage-through-a-thrombosed-arteriovenous-graft
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Chen Pong Wong, Karthikeyan Damodharan, Thijs A J Urlings, Sivanathan Chandramohan
INTRODUCTION: Maintaining vascular access by means of radiological intervention has become the mainstay of management of patients with central venous stenoses and occlusions (CVO), which can be challenging. We present a case of balloon-assisted percutaneous puncture of an occluded left subclavian vein, through a thrombosed arteriovenous graft, for a tunneled dialysis catheter insertion. METHODS: A thrombosed left arm arteriovenous graft was accessed, and the occluded left subclavian vein was traversed with 0...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882604/the-dog-bone-technique-a-novel-easy-and-safe-catheter-maneuver-for-aortic-arch-and-coarctation-stenting
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Marinos Kantzis, Anja Lehner, Kai Thorsten Laser, Anca Racolta, Radka Vcasna, Marcus Fischer, Deniz Kececioglu, Nikolaus A Haas
BACKGROUND: Various techniques are described to facilitate stable stent implantation in aortic arch stenosis or coarctation. We describe an alternative technique, which due to its unique appearance during stent implantation, we have named "Dog Bone Technique" (DBT). TECHNIQUE: The stent/balloon assembly is placed across the stenosis, the long sheath is retrieved to uncover the distal 20-50% of the stent. The balloon is inflated with the pressure inflator just to expand slightly the stent...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876563/preoperative-optimization-of-the-heart-failure-patient-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Maxime Pichette, Mark Liszkowski, Anique Ducharme
Heart failure patients who undergo cardiac surgery are exposed to significant perioperative complications and high mortality. We herein review the literature concerning preoperative optimization of these patients. Salient findings are that end-organ dysfunction and medication should be optimized before surgery. Specifically: (1) reversible causes of anemia should be treated and a preoperative hemoglobin level of 100 g/L obtained; (2) renal function and volume status should be optimized; (3) liver function must be carefully evaluated; (4) nutritional status should be assessed and cachexia treated to achieve a preoperative albumin level of at least 30 g/L and a body mass index > 20; and (5) medication adjustments performed, such as withholding inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system before surgery and continuing, but not starting, β-blockers...
August 6, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875729/-seesaw-balloon-wire-cutting-technique-is-superior-to-tornus-catheter-in-balloon-uncrossable-chronic-total-occlusions
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Jingyi Xue, Jianqiang Li, Hongjun Wang, Li Sheng, Yongtai Gong, Danghui Sun, Shuang Li, Weimin Li, Dingyu Wang, Yue Li
BACKGROUND: Inability to advance a balloon is a well-recognized cause leading to a failure in recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) despite successfully passing a guidewire. A few techniques and devices have been introduced to facilitate balloon passage, especially the use of Tornus catheter. However, complex manipulation, expensive cost, and availability limit the application of these methods. This study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of "seesaw balloon-wire cutting" technique in comparison with Tornus catheter for balloon uncrossable CTOs...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875095/routine-bronchoscopy-and-fogarty-catheter-occlusion-of-tracheoesophageal-fistulas
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Victoria K Pepper, Laura A Boomer, Arlyne K Thung, Jonathan M Grischkan, Karen A Diefenbach
INTRODUCTION: Use of a Fogarty catheter for emergent occlusion of tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) has been described for use in unstable neonates. Our purpose was to describe a case series of elective Fogarty catheter occlusion of the TEF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A formal operative laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy were performed with Fogarty catheter placement into the fistula before surgical intervention. The balloon was inflated and gentle traction provided occlusion of the tract...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853491/dissection-of-extracranial-internal-carotid-artery-due-to-balloon-guiding-catheter-resulting-in-asymptomatic-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion
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Suha Akpinar, Guliz Yilmaz
Dissection of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare condition that accounts for a significant proportion of ischemic strokes in young adults. Iatrogenic dissection as a complication of neurointerventional procedures is a traumatic dissection which has been reported relatively rare in the literature. In this report, a case of dissection of the ICA is reported that was caused by repetitive movement of the balloon guiding catheter during stent-assisted thrombectomy (SAT), resulting in occlusion of the ICA...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852713/effects-of-increased-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-on-intracranial-pressure-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-protocol-of-a-prospective-physiological-study
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Han Chen, Ming Xu, Yan-Lin Yang, Kai Chen, Jing-Qing Xu, Ying-Rui Zhang, Rong-Guo Yu, Jian-Xin Zhou
INTRODUCTION: There are concerns that the use of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in patients with brain injury may potentially elevate intracranial pressure (ICP). However, the transmission of PEEP into the thoracic cavity depends on the properties of the lungs and the chest wall. When chest wall elastance is high, PEEP can significantly increase pleural pressure. In the present study, we investigate the different effects of PEEP on the pleural pressure and ICP in different respiratory mechanics...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850822/1186-7-fr-intra-aortic-balloon-occlusion-catheters-for-reboa-a-comparison-with-10-fr-catheters
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Junya Tsurukiri, Hidefumi Sano, Itsuro Akamine, Mariko Moriya, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Akira Hoshiai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844486/measurement-of-middle-ear-pressure-changes-during-balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-a-pilot-study
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Ingo Todt, Tarek Abdel-Aziz, Philipp Mittmann, Martin Lehmann, Jörg Ebmeyer, Lars-Uwe Scholtz, Holger Sudhoff
CONCLUSION: The middle ear pressure changes detected during BET can be directly attributed to the balloon inflation and may represent a second, immediate, mechanism of action of BET. BET seems to be safe with respect to the risk of a barotrauma. Further human studies are now necessary to confirm the results and gain more insight into the mechanism of action of BET. OBJECTIVE: Since the introduction of Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty (BET) as a treatment of chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction, the precise mechanism of action is unknown...
November 15, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832951/novel-plicating-wrap-technique-for-treating-anterior-urethral-ballooning
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José María Garat, Felipe Scivoli, Anna Bujons
OBJECTIVE: To describe an original approach, inspired by the technique proposed by Kalicinsky, which has the advantages of not requiring opening of the urethra, modelling the urethra to a suitable calibre without urethral anastomosis and providing the urethra with a solid and stretchable ventral support. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We operated on three cases of anterior urethral ballooning between November 2013 and June 2014. Retrograde and micturition urethrography ruled out any urethral and disclosed the ballooning...
November 7, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829971/concurrent-angioplasty-balloon-placement-for-stent-delivery-through-jugular-venous-bulb-for-treating-cerebral-venous-sinus-stenosis-technical-report
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Adnan I Qureshi, Asif A Khan, Rachel Capistrant, Mushtaq H Qureshi, Kevin Xie, M Fareed K Suri
OBJECTIVE: To report upon technique of concurrent placement of angioplasty balloon at the internal jugular vein and sigmoid venous sinus junction to facilitate stent delivery in two patients in whom stent delivery past the jugular bulb was not possible. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 21-year-old woman and a 41-year-old woman with worsening headaches, visual obscuration or diplopia were treated for pseudotumor cerebri associated with transverse venous stenosis. Both patients had undergone primary angioplasty, which resulted in improvement in clinical symptoms followed by the recurrence of symptoms with restenosis at the site of angioplasty...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826708/long-term-outcomes-of-balloon-valvuloplasty-for-isolated-pulmonary-valve-stenosis
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Rajiv Devanagondi, Dan Peck, Janaki Sagi, Janet Donohue, Sunkyung Yu, Sara K Pasquali, Aimee K Armstrong
To evaluate the long-term cumulative incidence of ≥ moderate pulmonary regurgitation (PR) and re-intervention following balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (BPV). While BPV for pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) relieves obstruction acutely, long-term outcomes are not well documented. Between 1982 and 2002, 211 patients had BPV for isolated PS. Follow-up data were available for 103 patients. Cumulative incidence of ≥ moderate PR and re-intervention was evaluated and risk factors for ≥ moderate PR assessed in univariate and multivariable analyses...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824761/imaging-for-polyps-and-leiomyomas-in-women-with-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-a-systematic-review
#18
Sarah Maheux-Lacroix, Fiona Li, Philippe Y Laberge, Jason Abbott
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of saline infusion sonohysterography in comparison with transvaginal ultrasonography for diagnosing polyps and submucosal leiomyomas in women with abnormal uterine bleeding. DATA SOURCES: We searched the databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and ClinicalTrials.gov as well as citations and reference lists to the end of November 2015. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Two authors screened 5,347 citations for eligibility...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821414/bronchoscopy-and-fogarty-balloon-insertion-of-distal-tracheo-oesophageal-fistula-for-oesophageal-atresia-repair-with-video-illustration
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Rico Rinkel, Daan Van Poll, Renate Sibarani-Ponsen, Christien Sleeboom, Roel Bakx
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: During repair of esophageal atresia with distal tracheo-esophageal fistula, air leakage through the fistula during mechanical ventilation can cause respiratory demise. METHODS: From February 2012 until November 2014, all patients with esophageal atresia and distal tracheo-esophageal fistula were subjected to preoperative tracheobronchoscopy. Relatively distal fistulas were cannulated with a Fogarty catheter and blocked by insufflation (video illustration)...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811177/efficacy-of-endovascular-treatment-and-feasibility-of-stent-assisted-coiling-in-the-presence-of-severe-and-symptomatic-vasospasm
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Cagatay Andic, Ozgur Kardes, Emre Durdag, Murat Gedikoglu, Sule Akin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, deciding the optimal treatment strategy is challenging in the presence of severe and symptomatic vasospasm and the existing literature is limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms and the feasibility of stent-assisted coiling during severe and symptomatic vasospasm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients with 18 aneurysms who underwent endovascular treatment during severe and symptomatic vasospasm were included in the study...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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