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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214484/hybrid-operative-thrombectomy-is-noninferior-to-percutaneous-techniques-for-the-treatment-of-acute-iliofemoral-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Limael E Rodríguez, Aihab Aboukheir-Aboukheir, Ricardo Figueroa-Vicente, Hiram Soler-Bernardini, Guillermo Bolanos-Avila, Luis J Torruella-Bartolomei, Anthony J Comerota, Jorge L Martinez-Trabal
OBJECTIVE: Hybrid operative thrombectomy (HOT) is a novel technique for the treatment of acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (IFDVT) and is an alternative to percutaneous techniques (PTs) that use thrombolytics. In this study, we compare perioperative and intermediate outcomes of HOT vs PT as interventions for early thrombus removal. METHODS: From July 2008 to May 2015, there were 71 consecutive patients who were treated with either PT (n = 31) or HOT (n = 40) for acute or subacute single-limb IFDVT...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194291/internal-jugular-and-subclavian-vein-thrombosis-in-a-case-of-ovarian-cancer
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Hiroto Moriwaki, Nana Hayama, Shouko Morozumi, Mika Nakano, Akari Nakayama, Yoshiomi Takahata, Yuusuke Sakaguchi, Natsuki Inoue, Toshiki Kubota, Akiko Takenoya, Yoshiko Ishii, Haruka Okubo, Souta Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Ono, Toshiaki Oharaseki, Mamoru Yoshikawa
Central venous catheter insertion and cancer represent some of the important predisposing factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). DVT usually develops in the lower extremities, and venous thrombosis of the upper extremities is uncommon. Early diagnosis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis are of importance, because it is a precursor of complications such as pulmonary embolism and postthrombotic syndrome. A 47-year-old woman visited our department with painful swelling on the left side of her neck. Initial examination revealed swelling of the region extending from the left neck to the shoulder without any redness of the overlying skin...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193241/present-state-and-issues-in-iort-physics
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REVIEW
Frank W Hensley
Literature was reviewed to assess the physical aspects governing the present and emerging technologies used in intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). Three major technologies were identified: treatment with electrons, treatment with external generators of kV X-rays and electronic brachytherapy. Although also used in IORT, literature on brachytherapy with radioactive sources is not systematically reviewed since an extensive own body of specialized literature and reviews exists in this field. A comparison with radioactive sources is made in the use of balloon catheters for partial breast irradiation where these are applied in almost an identical applicator technique as used with kV X-ray sources...
January 27, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181995/is-the-bishop-score-significant-in-predicting-the-success-of-labor-induction-in-multiparous-women
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D Navve, N Orenstein, R Ribak, Y Daykan, G Shechter-Maor, T Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Bishop-score upon admission effects mode of delivery, maternal or neonatal outcomes of labor induction in multiparous women. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study including 600 multiparous women with a singleton pregnancy, 34 gestational weeks and above who underwent labor induction for maternal, fetal or combined indications. Induction was performed with one of three methods- oxytocin, a slow release vaginal prostaglandin E2 insert (10 mg dinoprostone) or a transcervical double balloon catheter...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170094/efficacy-of-freeze-dried-amnion-graft-following-hysteroscopic-adhesiolysis-of-severe-intrauterine-adhesions
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Lu Gan, Hua Duan, Fu-Qing Sun, Qian Xu, Yi-Qun Tang, Sha Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of freeze-dried amnion graft for prevention of intrauterine adhesion (IUA) reformation after hysteroscopic adhesiolysis. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted among 88 women with severe IUAs who underwent hysteroscopic adhesiolysis at Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital between July 15, 2015, and July 1, 2016. All participants had a balloon inserted into the uterine cavity for 1 week. Sterilized freeze-dried amnion graft covered the balloon portion of the Foley catheter among patients allocated to the amnion group (n=44), whereas patients in the control group (n=44) did not receive the graft...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167082/hemodynamic-support-for-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation
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REVIEW
Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Marc A Miller, Vivek Y Reddy, Srinivas R Dukkipati
This review discusses the role of hemodynamic support for catheter ablation of unstable ventricular tachycardia, using commercially available mechanical circulatory support devices (intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, TandemHeart, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and analyzes the published clinical experience of the safety and efficacy of these devices during ventricular tachycardia ablation. Appropriate selection of patients, device-specific characteristics, and hemodynamic monitoring is also discussed...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163838/longitudinal-deformation-of-a-third-generation-zotarolimus-eluting-stent-the-concertina-returns
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Vasileios F Panoulas, Ozan M Demir, Neil Ruparelia, Iqbal Malik
In the current case series we describe two cases of longitudinal stent deformation in ostial lesions treated with a new generation zotarolimus eluting stent and review current literature on longitudinal stent deformation. Historically not a common occurrence, longitudinal deformation occurred mainly in Promus Element everolimus eluting stents, which had only two rather than the commonly used 3 links between stent rings. Longitudinal deformation commonly occurs secondary to compression of the proximal edge of the stent by either the guide catheters, or intravascular balloons and imaging catheters...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162902/coronary-subclavian-steal-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-subclavian-artery-stenting-a-report-of-2-cases
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Satoshi Murai, Hisakazu Itami, Kazuhiko Nishi, Shinji Otsuka, Noboru Kusaka, Tsukasa Nishiura, Kotaro Ogihara
Coronary subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) is a well-recognized phenomenon secondary to coronary artery bypass grafting and may cause myocardial ischemia. We report 2 cases of CSSS successfully treated with subclavian artery (SA) stenting. In both cases, an Optimo balloon guiding catheter was placed in the SA immediately proximal to the vertebral artery (VA) origin as a double protection system for the VA and left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft. There were no periprocedural complications. Balloon protection for both the VA and LITA using a single balloon guiding catheter is a reasonable and safe technique for preventing distal embolisms...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149318/efficacy-and-safety-of-tornus-catheter-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-hard-or-balloon-uncrossable-chronic-total-occlusion
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Mohsen Mohandes, Sergio Rojas, Jordi Guarinos, Francisco Fernández, Xavier Oliva, Marianela Noueched, Alfredo Bardaji
BACKGROUND: Balloon advancement and dilation through chronic total occlusion segment could be challenging in some cases after successful wire crossing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of Tornus catheter (Asahi Intecc; Aichi, Japan) in percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion in hard or balloon-uncrossable chronic total occlusion. METHODS: The present study is a retrospective and descriptive analysis of 14 hard or balloon-uncrossable chronic total occlusions treated percutaneously in our catheterization laboratory (cath lab)...
July 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141842/dopamine-therapy-does-not-affect-cerebral-autoregulation-during-hypotension-in-newborn-piglets
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Vibeke Ramsgaard Eriksen, Martin Bo Rasmussen, Gitte Holst Hahn, Gorm Greisen
BACKGROUND: Hypotensive neonates who have been treated with dopamine have poorer neurodevelopmental outcome than those who have not been treated with dopamine. We speculate that dopamine stimulates adrenoceptors on cerebral arteries causing cerebral vasoconstriction. This vasoconstriction might lead to a rightward shift of the cerebral autoregulatory curve; consequently, infants treated with dopamine would have a higher risk of low cerebral blood flow at a blood pressure that is otherwise considered "safe"...
2017: PloS One
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/28133065/-efficacy-of-combined-therapy-drainage-of-the-bile-duct-high-dose-hepatic-artery-infusion-and-radiation-for-hilar-cholangiocellularcarcinoma-with-complete-portal-vein-obstruction
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Yasunori Hasuike, Ichiro Higuchi, Sanae Hosomi, Akira Ishikawa, Yousuke Akiyama, Takahiro Tanigawa, Atsuya Okada
We reported a case of hilar cholangiocellularcarcinoma with complete obstruction of the portal vein. The patient, who was a 65-year-old woman, suffered from fever and general fatigue as a result of acute cholangitis after insertion of a tube stent into the right bile duct. The main tumor was present on the right side of S1 and spread to both sides of the bile duct. S1 lobe was swollen and diffuse intrahepatic invasion was noted in the right lobe and S1. The portal vein was completely obstructed at the porta hepatis with a coronary vein-left renal vein shunt...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124653/practice-patterns-in-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-survey-of-the-american-rhinologic-society
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Daniel M Beswick, Hassan Ramadan, Fuad M Baroody, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: The management of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (PCRS) is evolving. OBJECTIVE: To assess current practice patterns of members of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) in managing PCRS. METHODS: A 27-item Web-based survey on treatment of PCRS was electronically distributed to the ARS membership. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 67 members, 40% of whom had completed a rhinology fellowship. The most frequently used medical therapies as part of initial treatment for PCRS were nasal saline solution irrigation, (90%), topical nasal steroids (93%), oral antibiotics (52%), and oral steroids (20%)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121664/radiotracer-injection-into-the-catheter-balloon-a-subtle-pitfall-which-can-be-overlooked-in-direct-radionuclide-cystography
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Toktam Massoudi, Hamed Shayegani, Ramin Sadeghi
We reported a 4-year-old girl with history of bilateral vesicoureteral reflux who underwent direct radionuclide cystography in our department. Radiotracer was mistakenly injected in the catheter balloon. The filling phase showed no change in the bladder volume, and the catheter balloon was apparent as an intense activity in the base of the bladder. The procedure was repeated with correct injection of the tracer into the catheter. Wrong injection of the radiotracer into the catheter balloon should always be borne in mind in similar cases...
January 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117941/donor-preconditioning-after-the-onset-of-brain-death-with-dopamine-derivate-n-octanoyl-dopamine-improves-early-posttransplant-graft-function-in-the-rat
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Shiliang Li, Sevil Korkmaz-Icöz, Tamás Radovits, Mihály Ruppert, Rahel Spindler, Sivakkanan Loganathan, Péter Hegedűs, Paige Brlecic, Bastian Theisinger, Sonja Theisinger, Simone Höger, Maik Brune, Felix Lasitscha, Matthias Karck, Benito Yard, Gábor Szabó
Heart transplantation is the therapy of choice for end-stage heart failure. However, hemodynamic instability, which has been demonstrated in brain-dead donors (BDD), could also affect the posttransplant graft function. We tested the hypothesis that treatment of the BDD with the dopamine derivate n-octanoyl-dopamine (NOD) improves donor cardiac and graft function after transplantation. Donor rats were given a continuous intravenous infusion of either NOD (0.882mg/kg/h, BDD+NOD, n=6) or a physiological saline vehicle (BDD, n=9) for 5h after the induction of brain death by inflation of a subdural balloon catheter...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113454/cryo-balloon-catheter-localization-based-on-a-support-vector-machine-approach
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Tanja Kurzendorfer, Philip W Mewes, Andreas Maier, Norbert Strobel, Alexander Brost
Cryo-balloon catheters have attracted an increasing amount of interest in the medical community as they can reduce patient risk during left atrial pulmonary vein ablation procedures. As cryo-balloon catheters are not equipped with electrodes, they cannot be localized automatically by electro-anatomical mapping systems. As a consequence, X-ray fluoroscopy has remained an important means for guidance during the procedure. Most recently, image guidance methods for fluoroscopy-based procedures have been proposed, but they provide only limited support for cryo-balloon catheters and require significant user interaction...
March 9, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109380/autotransplantation-for-threatened-cardiac-rupture-after-left-ventricular-repair
#17
Hiroaki Hata, Motomi Shiono, Mitsuru Iida, Akira Sezai, Shunji Osaka, Masashi Tanaka
A 26-year-old Japanese woman experienced threatened cardiac rupture after mitral valve replacement and debridement of a left ventricular (LV) posterior wall abscess caused by infectious endocarditis. We performed cardiac autotransplantation using the bicaval technique to allow bench repair of the recurrent abscess. A balloon catheter was inflated in the inferior vena cava to obtain a bloodless anastomotic field. This is the first report of autotransplantation for threatened LV rupture after posterior wall repair...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108499/relay-balloon-technique-for-recanalization-of-acute-symptomatic-proximal-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-with-short-balloon-tipped-guiding-catheter-landing-zone
#18
Sang Hun Lee, Dong Geun Lee, Sun U Kwon, Deok Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Endovascular recanalization of a completely occluded proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) with underlying stenosis may be challenging owing to a possible thrombotic component. This is especially true when the landing zone for a balloon-tipped guiding catheter (BGC) at the bulb portion is insufficient. Sequential application of the balloons of a BGC and an angioplasty catheter may prevent thromboembolism during revascularization. This study analyzed the safety and effectiveness of this relay-balloon technique...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106949/atherectomy-using-a-solid-state-laser-at-355-nm-wavelength
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Amir Herzog, Grzegorz Oszkinis, David Planer, Krzysztof Ziaja, Łukasz Kruszyna, Michał Goran Stanisić, Damian Ziaja, Amiel A Ishaaya, Wacław Kuczmik
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), caused by atherosclerotic processes, is allied with an increased risk of ischemic events, limb loss, and death. Recently, the use of a solid-state laser at 355 nm within a hybrid catheter was suggested for that purpose. In this work, short nanosecond pulses of a solid-state laser at 355 nm delivered through a hybrid catheter, composed of optical fibers and a blunt mechanical blade, are used to conduct a pre-clinical study and two clinical cases. The pre-clinical study consisted of an atherosclerotic calcified cadaveric leg and a porcine in vivo trial within the iliac artery, respectively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104044/procedural-variations-in-performing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Radhika M Mehta, Manyoo Agarwal, Ikechukwu Ifedili, Wael W Rizk, Rami N Khouzam
Multiple variations exist in performing a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) among various cardiologists. These variations range from the choice of peripheral access artery (radial vs femoral), performance or time of complete angiography including left ventriculography, and nonculprit vessel angiography before or after intervening on the culprit vessel. The reasons for such variations include emphasis on door-to-balloon time, knowledge of cardiac anatomy before proceeding with pPCI, physician expertise, and the level of comfort with radial approach...
February 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
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