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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667378/alarming-results-of-nosocomial-infections-in-a-multicenter-program-of-surveillance-in-polish-intensive-care-units
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Michał Wałaszek, Anna Różańska, Małgorzata Bulanda, Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach, Polish Society of Hospital Infections Team
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI) among patients in intensive care units (ICU) are the most common form of nosocomial infections and they are serious complications of the treatment process. The etiological factors of these infections and the proper antibiotic therapy can influence the effects of patient treatment. The aim of the study was to analyze the epidemiology, microbiology and antibiotic therapy of nosocomial BSI in Polish ICU patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective study covered patients hospitalized in seven ICUs for adults with a general profile, located in southern Poland...
2018: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667097/an-elevated-respiratory-quotient-predicts-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-under-extracorporeal-circulation-an-observational-pilot-study
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J Piot, A Hébrard, M Durand, J F Payen, P Albaladejo
Following cardiac surgery, hyperlactatemia due to anaerobic metabolism is associated with an increase in both morbidity and mortality. We previously found that an elevated respiratory quotient (RQ) predicts anaerobic metabolism. In the present study we aimed to demonstrate that it is also associated with poor outcome following cardiac surgery. This single institution, prospective, observational study includes all those patients that were consecutively admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, that had also been monitored using pulmonary artery catheter...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667048/ethanol-lock-is-effective-on-reducing-the-incidence-of-tunneled-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tingting Zhao, Hong Liu, Jibin Han
PURPOSE: The purpose of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the effect of ethanol lock on the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) in patients with central venous catheters. METHODS: RCTs comparing ethanol lock with another solution lock for prevention of CRBSI were obtained by searching databases of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Central Register of clinical trials for eligible randomized controlled trials (inception to December 2017)...
April 17, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666905/balloon-occluded-carbon-dioxide-gas-angiography-for-internal-iliac-arteriography-and-intervention
#4
Mitsuhiro Kishino, Shuichiro Nakaminato, Yoshio Kitazume, Naoyuki Miyasaka, Toshifumi Kudo, Yukihisa Saida, Ukihide Tateishi
INTRODUCTION: The usefulness of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) gas digital subtraction angiography (DSA) has been reported for patients with renal insufficiency and allergy to iodinated contrast agents. However, CO2 gas cannot replace the iodinated contrast agent in all cases owing to some disadvantages. We describe balloon-occluded CO2 DSA (B-CO2 DSA) as an improved CO2 DSA procedure for interventions in the internal iliac artery (IIA) region and compare the quality of images obtained using conventional CO2 DSA and B-CO2 DSA...
April 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666098/a-misplaced-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-presenting-as-contralateral-pleural-effusion
#5
Jogender Kumar, Sudeep K C, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Somosri Ray
A preterm neonate born at 27 weeks, with a birth weight of 555 g, was on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for apnoea of prematurity and initially received total parenteral nutrition (TPN) through the umbilical venous catheter. Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was inserted in the left basilica vein on day 8 to continue TPN. The baby developed respiratory distress with persistent hypoxia after TPN was initiated through the PICC line. The baby required mechanical ventilation due to worsening of respiratory distress, and chest X-ray, as well as ultrasound conducted 12 hours, postinfusion of TPN revealed right-sided pleural effusion...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666088/transection-versus-infection-acute-appendicitis-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-presenting-as-catheter-dysfunction-and-discontinuity-on-x-ray
#6
Tatiana Thom, Deanne Leonard, Peter Fitzpatrick, Nabeel Aslam
Acute appendicitis in peritoneal dialysis patients generally presents as abdominal pain and cloudy dialysate. We report a case of acute appendicitis in a peritoneal dialysis patient that presented as poor dialysate fluid drainage and an abnormal abdominal X-ray showing breakage in the continuity of the catheter. Catheter dysfunction in this case was caused by acute appendicitis leading to the formation of adhesions with peritoneal dialysis catheter trapped in it. This resulted in radiological appearance of catheter breakage, although catheter itself was intact...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665978/outpatient-intravenous-multimodal-elastomeric-pump-with-methadone-in-ambulatory-surgery
#7
L Gómez-López, X Sala-Blanch, P L Gambús Cerrillo, A López Gutiérrez, M Agustí Lasús, M T Anglada Casas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Analgesia in Ambulatory Surgery (AS) needs to evolve in parallel with surgical complexity. We designed a study to try to improve analgesia in painful surgery using an intravenous elastomeric pump. As a novelty, methadone was included. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational study, physical status ASA I-II, underwent ambulatory surgeries with moderate-severe postoperative pain. Analgesia was administered for 48h by an intravenous multimodal elastomeric pump (methadone, tramadol, dexketoprofen and ondansetron at low doses)...
April 14, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665877/the-impact-of-2015-nhsn-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-cauti-definition-change-on-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-clabsi-rates-and-clabsi-prevention-efforts-at-an-academic-medical-center
#8
Sonali D Advani, Rachael A Lee, Martha Long, Mariann Schmitz, Bernard C Camins
The 2015 changes in the catheter-associated urinary tract infection definition led to an increase in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-related candidemia in some health systems due to the change in CLABSI attribution. However, our rates remained unchanged in 2015 and further declined in 2016 with the implementation of new vascular-access guidelines.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-3.
April 18, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665060/combined-caudal-superficial-epigastric-axial-pattern-flap-and-full-thickness-buccal-mucosa-graft-for-single-stage-preputial-reconstruction-in-six-dogs
#9
F Massari, V Montinaro, P Buracco, G Romanelli
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of a caudal superficial epigastric flap in combination with a full-thickness oral mucosal/submucosal graft for single-stage reconstruction of extensive preputial defects in dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of dogs with extensive preputial defects either of traumatic origin or derived from tumour excision were reviewed. In all dogs, the prepuce was reconstructed using a full-thickness oral mucosal/submucosal graft combined with a caudal superficial epigastric axial pattern flap during a single surgical procedure...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665026/anhydrous-polymer-based-coating-with-sustainable-controlled-release-functionality-for-facile-efficacious-impregnation-and-delivery-of-antimicrobial-peptides
#10
Kaiyang Lim, Rathi Saravanan, Kian Long Kelvin Chong, Hwee Mian Sharon Goh, Ray Rong Yuan Chua, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Matthew Wook Chang, Kimberly A Kline, Susanna Su Jan Leong
Anhydrous polymers are actively explored as alternative materials to overcome limitations of conventional hydrogel-based antibacterial coating. However, the requirement for strong organic solvent in polymerization reactions often necessitates extra protection steps for encapsulation of target biomolecules, lowering encapsulation efficiency and increasing process complexity. This study reports a novel coating strategy that allows direct solvation and encapsulation of antimicrobial peptides (HHC36) into anhydrous polycaprolactone (PCL) polymer-based dual layer coating...
April 17, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664900/accuracy-and-precision-of-scvo2-measured-with-the-cevox-device-a-prospective-study-in-patients-with-a-wide-variation-of-scvo2-values
#11
Alexander Herner, Bernhard Haller, Ulrich Mayr, Sebastian Rasch, Lea Offman, Roland Schmid, Wolfgang Huber
INTRODUCTION: Central-venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) is a key parameter of hemodynamic monitoring and has been suggested as therapeutic goal for resuscitation. Several devices offer continuous monitoring features. The CeVOX-device (Pulsion Medical Systems) uses a fibre-optic probe inserted through a conventional central-venous catheter (CVC) to obtain continuous ScvO2. OBJECTIVES: Since there is a lack of studies validating the CeVOX, we prospectively analyzed data from 24 patients with CeVOX-monitoring...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664760/effect-of-routine-clopidogrel-use-on-bleeding-complications-after-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
#12
Tracey N Webb, Eric Flenaugh, Ralitza Martin, Christopher Parks, Rabih I Bechara
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasonography has proven to be highly sensitive and specific in the diagnoses of patients with mediastinal and hilar adenopathy. Many of these patients are on a combination of clopidogrel (a compound that inhibits adenosine diphosphate-induced platelet aggregation) and aspirin due to neurological and/or cardiac-related comorbidities, and stopping anticoagulation may place these patients at high risk for potential complications. Our group has previously showed that thoracentesis with an 8-french catheter is safe in patients receiving clopidogrel and aspirin with low risk of complications...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664428/-case-report-and-the-surgical-treatment-of-two-cases-with-pulmonary-atresia-in-which-pulmonary-arteries-is-circulated-by-coronary-arteries
#13
Kahraman Yakut, Kürşad Tokel, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan, Murat Özkan
Pulmonary atresia (PA) and ventricular septal defect (VSD) can occur in a variety of ways, from simple valve atresia to a condition in which circulation to the pulmonary bed occurs through collateral arteries separated from the aorta and there are no real pulmonary arteries, or they are present but hypoplastic. The size of the pulmonary arteries and concomitant complex cardiac lesions are important in making decisions about treatment and correctional alternatives. While complete correction surgeries in the style of a correction of tetralogy of Fallot are performed in simpler cases, many very invasive procedures are also performed and the resulting quality of life is very variable...
April 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663763/catheter-based-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#14
Ketil Lunde, Ahmed Al-Ani, Reidar Bjørnerheim, Anders Hervold, Anders Opdahl, Jan Otto Beitnes
BAKGRUNN: Atrieflimmer er en vanlig tilstand i befolkningen og gir økt risiko for hjerneslag. Antikoagulasjonsbehandling er effektivt for å forebygge tromboembolisme ved atrieflimmer, men av ulike grunner blir mange atrieflimmerpasienter med indikasjon for antikoagulasjonsbehandling ikke behandlet. Kateterbasert lukking av venstre atriums aurikkel er en ny metode for å forebygge hjerneslag ved atrieflimmer. MATERIALE OG METODE: I perioden september 2014-april 2016 gjennomgikk 27 pasienter med atrieflimmer og høy risiko for hjerneslag forsøk på kateterbasert lukking av venstre atriums aurikkel ved Oslo universitetssykehus...
April 17, 2018: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663565/risk-factors-for-early-invasive-fungal-infections-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients
#15
Yehonatan Pasternak, Shiri Rubin, Efraim Bilavsky, Yael Mozer-Glassberg, Itzhak Levy, Elhanan Nahum, Eran Rom, Michael Gurevich, Haim Ben-Zvi, Liat Ashkenazi-Hoffnung
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) post-liver transplantation are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality;however, studies reporting on these infections in the pediatric population are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors of IFIs in pediatric liver transplant recipients during the early post-transplantation period (≤3 months). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected for all pediatric liver transplant recipients registered in a national transplantation center from 2004-2014...
April 17, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663562/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-using-cryoballoon-technology-recent-advances-and-practical-techniques
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REVIEW
Shaojie Chen, Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, Fabrizio Bologna, Laura Perrotta, Takahiko Nagase, K R Julian Chun
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects 1-2% of the population, and its prevalence is estimated to double in the next 50 years as the population ages. AF results in impaired patients' life quality, deteriorated cardiac function and even increased mortality. Antiarrhythmic drugs frequently fail to restore sinus rhythm. Catheter ablation is a valuable treatment approach for AF, even as a first-line therapy strategy in selected patients. Effective electrical pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the cornerstone of all AF ablation strategies...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663464/uninterrupted-administration-of-edoxaban-vs-vitamin-k-antagonists-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-rationale-and-design-of-the-eliminate-af-study
#17
Stefan H Hohnloser, John Camm, Riccardo Cappato, Hans-Christoph Diener, Hein Heidbuchel, Hans-Joachim Lanz, Lluís Mont, Carlos A Morillo, Rüdiger Smolnik, Ophelia Q P Yin, Josef Kautzner
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at an approximately 0.5% to 3% increased risk of thromboembolism during and immediately after catheter ablation. Treatment guidelines recommend periprocedural oral anticoagulation plus unfractionated heparin during ablation. Rivaroxaban and dabigatran are the only non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants for which there are randomized controlled trials assessing uninterrupted anticoagulation in patients undergoing catheter ablation of AF. Edoxaban, a direct factor Xa inhibitor, is noninferior vs warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism with less major bleeding in patients with nonvalvular AF...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663449/mild-hypothermia-33%C3%A2-c-increases-the-inducibility-of-atrial-fibrillation-an-in-vivo-large-animal-model-study
#18
Martin Manninger, Alessio Alogna, David Zweiker, Birgit Zirngast, Stefan Reiter, Viktoria Herbst, Heinrich Maechler, Burkert M Pieske, Frank R Heinzel, Helmut Brussee, Heiner Post, Daniel Scherr
OBJECTIVE: Application of therapeutic mild hypothermia in patients after resuscitation, often accompanied by myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock and systemic inflammation may impact on cardiac rhythm. We therefore tested susceptibility to atrial arrhythmias during hyperthermia (HT, 40.5°C), normothermia (NT, 38.0°C) and mild hypothermia (MH, 33.0°C). METHODS: Nine healthy, anesthetized closed-chest landrace pigs were instrumented with a quadripolar stimulation catheter in the high right atrium and a decapolar catheter in the coronary sinus...
April 16, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663177/intravascular-ultrasound-assessment-of-the-effects-of-rotational-atherectomy-in-calcified-coronary-artery-lesions
#19
Sung Sik Kim, Myong Hwa Yamamoto, Akiko Maehara, Novalia Sidik, Kohei Koyama, Colin Berry, Keith G Oldroyd, Gary S Mintz, Margaret McEntegart
We sought to clarify intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) features of rotational atherectomy (RA) of calcified lesions. IVUS was performed post-RA and post-stent in 38 lesions and analyzed every 1 mm. Pre-intervention IVUS was performed when the IVUS catheter crossed the lesion (n = 11). Calcium Index was average calcium angle multiplied by calcium length. We compared lowest (n = 13), middle (n = 13), and highest (n = 12) Calcium Index tertiles. Reverberations (multiple reflections from calcium) with a concave-shaped lumen in the post-RA IVUS were considered to represent RA-related calcium modification...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663052/magnetic-particle-imaging-guided-real-time-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-a-phantom-model
#20
Stefan Herz, Patrick Vogel, Philipp Dietrich, Thomas Kampf, Martin A Rückert, Ralph Kickuth, Volker C Behr, Thorsten A Bley
PURPOSE: To investigate the potential of real-time magnetic particle imaging (MPI) to guide percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of vascular stenoses in a phantom model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were conducted on a custom-built MPI scanner. Vascular stenosis phantoms consisted of polyvinyl chloride tubes (inner diameter 8 mm) prepared with a centrally aligned cable tie to form ~ 50% stenoses. MPI angiography for visualization of stenoses was performed using the superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle-based contrast agent Ferucarbotran (10 mmol (Fe)/l)...
April 16, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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