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Rebecca Krochmal, Chakravarthy Reddy, Lonny Yarmus, Neeraj R Desai, David Feller-Kopman, Hans J Lee
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) represent advanced stage disease with potentially significant patient discomfort due to dyspnea. Palliative management options include repetitive thoracenteses, placement of a tunneled pleural catheter (TPC), chemical pleurodesis, or some combination of these procedures. The rapid pleurodesis procedure combines thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis and insertion of a TPC at the same time with the goals of reducing both the length of hospitalization and the duration of catheter use...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
S M Johnson, G M Garnett, R K Woo
Maintenance of central venous access in patients with chronic medical conditions such as short bowel syndrome demands forethought and ingenuity. We describe an innovative technique for re-utilizing central venous access sites in patients who have chronic central venous access needs. Records of patients undergoing this technique were reviewed between August 2012 and December 2015. The technique involves "cutting-down" to the sterile fibrous tunnel that naturally forms around tunneled catheters. The fibrous sheath is then isolated and controlled much as would be done for a venous "cut-down...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
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
Hong Shi, Su-Yu Chen, Yong-Guang Wang, Sheng-Jun Jiang, He-Li Cai, Kai Lin, Zhao-Fei Xie, Fen-Fang Dong
AIM: To introduce natural orifice transgastric endoscopic surgery (NOTES) tube ileostomy using pelvis-directed submucosal tunneling endoscopic gastrostomy and endoscopic tube ileostomy. METHODS: Six live pigs (three each in the non-survival and survival groups) were used. A double-channeled therapeutic endoscope was introduced perorally into the stomach. A gastrostomy was made using a 2-cm transversal mucosal incision following the creation of a 5-cm longitudinal pelvis-directed submucosal tunnel...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Lihua Wang, Fang Wei, Haiyan Chen, Guijiang Sun, Haibo Yu, Aili Jiang
PURPOSE: For patients who rely on a tunneled cuffed catheter, replacement or catheter removal is typically necessary. We recently performed a modified de novo insertion technique for catheter replacement in our practice. As the technique has not yet been studied comprehensively, we performed a retrospective study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of de novo placed catheter without delay for catheter replacement in elderly hemodialysis patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 164 elderly patients was conducted during a period of three years...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Massimo Lodi, Reza Far Ebrahimi, Piera Pezzotti, Luciano Carbonari
The use of the tunneled central venous catheter (CVC) is steadily increasing worldwide as a means of vascular access for hemodialysis. The increased use of these devices, which often outlive the patients, and the extended time they are used are associated with more frequent complications. Among these, one of the emerging complications is that of the "embedded" or stuck catheter. This term refers to when the catheter cannot be removed after detaching the retention cuff. In medical literature, experiences with the removal of stuck catheters are described with the use of several different methods...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Michał Ławiński, Karol Forysiński, Agnieszka Bzikowska, Justyna Z Kostro, Aleksandra Gradowska, Marek Pertkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The ESPEN guidelines on long-term (> 3 months) parenteral nutrition recommend the use of tunnelled central venous catheters (CVCs) to minimise the risk of insertion site infection. A developed symptomatic infection of the soft tissue tunnel surrounding a CVC may rapidly become directly life threatening if the infection progresses along the catheter tunnel towards its end inserted into the venous system. This requires immediate management to eliminate infection and limit its effects...
2016: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Alejandra Lopez-Mendez, Zeniff Gomez-Arcive, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Cesar Cuen-Ojeda, Rene Lizola, Adriana Torres-Machorro
Exhaustion of superficial veins coupled with the presence of intrathoracic central venous occlusions remains a significant obstacle for hemodialysis access creation; complex arteriovenous graft (AVG) configurations have been described. The axillary-iliac AVG was first reported in 1987, and few authors have explored this access. We evaluated our experience with this AVG configuration utilizing the early cannulation (EC) graft Flixene™ (Atrium ™, Hudson, NH, USA). Eight patients (75 % men; mean age 37 ± 10 years) with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) underwent axillo-iliac AVG creation with Flixene™ grafts; all had exhausted peripheral veins, occluded thoracic central veins, and inadequate femoral veins...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Sara C Keller, Deborah Williams, Mitra Gavgani, David Hirsch, John Adamovich, Dawn Hohl, Amanda Krosche, Sara Cosgrove, Trish M Perl
BACKGROUND Patients are frequently discharged with central venous catheters (CVCs) for home infusion therapy. OBJECTIVE To study a prospective cohort of patients receiving home infusion therapy to identify environmental and other risk factors for complications. DESIGN Prospective cohort study between March and December 2015. SETTING Home infusion therapy after discharge from academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS Of 368 eligible patients discharged from 2 academic hospitals to home with peripherally inserted central catheters and tunneled CVCs, 222 consented...
October 4, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Andrew S Griffin, Shawn M Gage, Jeffrey H Lawson, Charles Y Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether the use of a staged Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO; Merit Medical, South Jordan, Utah) implantation strategy incurs increased early infection risk compared with conventional primary HeRO implantation. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 192 hemodialysis patients who underwent HeRO graft implantation: 105 patients underwent primary HeRO implantation in the operating room, and 87 underwent a staged implantation where a previously inserted tunneled central venous catheter was used for guidewire access for the venous outflow component...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Gauri Bhutani, Mireille El Ters, Walter K Kremers, Joe L Klunder, Sandra J Taler, Amy W Williams, Andrew H Stockland, Marie C Hogan
Introduction Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) may adversely impact future successful arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). As part of a quality improvement project, the performance of tunneled small bore tunneled central venous catheters (TSB-CVCs), as alternatives to PICCs, was evaluated. Methods A retrospective observational study, involving individuals ≥18 years of age who underwent TSB-CVC placement by Interventional Radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN between 1/1/2010 and 8/30/2013...
September 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Shefali Gupta, Shrikara P Mallya, Ashok Bhat, Shrikala Baliga
INTRODUCTION: Aerobic bacterial infections often complicate vascular access in patients receiving haemodialysis, leading to Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections (CRBSI). Various studies report Gram - positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in particular, as the most common aetiologic agent. Studies on microbiological analysis in this subset of population from India are very few. AIM: To examine clinical and bacteriological profiles of haemodialysis patients developing CRBSI, the antibiotic susceptibility of the bacteria isolated from these patients and determine nasal carriage of S...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Bekir Şanal, Ömer Fatih Nas, Nurullah Doğan, Mehmet Korkmaz, Kadir Hacıkurt, Abdulmecid Yıldız, İrem İris Kan Aytaç, Bahattin Hakyemez, Cüneyt Erdoğan
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the safety and functionality of tunneled transhepatic hemodialysis catheters in chronic hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (20 women aged 56±10 years and 18 men aged 61±11 years) with transhepatic tunneled hemodialysis catheters were evaluated. The date of the first transhepatic catheterization, indications, procedure details, functional time periods of catheters, reasons for the removal or revision of catheters, catheter-related complications, and current conditions of patients were retrospectively analyzed...
September 6, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
José L Merino, Hanane Bouarich, M José Pita, Patricia Martínez, Blanca Bueno, Silvia Caldés, Elena Corchete, M Teresa Jaldo, Beatriz Espejo, Vicente Paraíso
INTRODUCTION: The application of antiseptic solution for handling tunnelled catheters is recommended in patients undergoing haemodialysis. These routine antiseptic procedures in handling catheters are crucial to avoid complications. We report an outbreak of Serratia marcescens (S. marcescens) bacteraemia in numerous haemodialysis units of the Community of Madrid. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The first cases of bacteraemia due to S. marcescens were isolated in December 2014...
August 29, 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Dr Charlotte Ratcliff, Miss Monica Hansrani
INTRODUCTION: This case report intends to highlight the Haemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft as a potential long term option for ongoing dialysis in patients with central venous stenosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 55year old patient, who developed end stage renal failure (ESRF) after chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, presented at the limit of her dialysis access after a 15year haemodialysis history causing central vein stenosis. The patient was initially started on peritoneal dialysis but after repeated peritonitis was switched to haemodialysis...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Stefano Avanzini, Leila Mameli, Nicola Disma, Clelia Zanaboni, Andrea Dato, Giovanni Montobbio, Luigi Montagnini, Michela Bevilacqua, Filomena Pierri, Massimo Conte, Loredana Amoroso, Giovanna Pala, Sara Pestarino, Elio Castagnola, Angelo Claudio Molinari, Concetta Micalizzi, Giuseppe Morreale, Girolamo Mattioli, A Pini Prato
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided (USG) cannulation of the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) is gaining worldwide consensus for central venous access in children. This study reports a 20-month experience with this approach in children. METHODS: All patients who underwent percutaneous USG central venous catheter (CVC) positioning in the BCV between August 2013 and March 2015 have been included. Devices inserted during this period were open-ended, either single or double-lumen tunneled CVC...
August 31, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Franklin Correa Barcellos, Bruno Pereira Nunes, Luciana Jorge Valle, Thiago Lopes, Bianca Orlando, Cintia Scherer, Marcia Nunes, Gabriela Araújo Duarte, Maristela Böhlke
BACKGROUND: Central venous catheters (CVC) are the only option when hemodialysis is needed for patients without definitive vascular access. However, CVC is associated with complications, such as infection, thrombosis, and dysfunction, leading to higher mortality and expenditures. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 30 % trisodium citrate (TSC30 %) with heparin as CVC lock solutions in preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and dysfunction in hemodialysis patients...
August 29, 2016: Infection
Jinbo Liu, Quanbo Zhou, Guobin Li, Zhiyong Zhang, Guixian Wang, Weitang Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic tunnel-like peri-anterior superior iliac spine suspension(L-TASISS) or combined with stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) with outlet obstructive constipation (OOC). METHODS: A total of 119 POP patients complicated with OOC( II( to IIII( stage evaluated by POP-Q) received L-TASISS or combined with STARR in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from August 2010 to January 2015...
August 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Monika A Krezalek, Nicolas Bonamici, Brittany Lapin, JoAnn Carbray, Jose Velasco, Woody Denham, John Linn, Michael Ujiki, Stephen P Haggerty
BACKGROUND: Success of peritoneal dialysis depends on the durability of the peritoneal dialysis catheter, which in turn depends on insertion technique. Catheter-related complications are among the main reasons for peritoneal dialysis failure. Techniques showing evidence of improved catheter function include rectus sheath tunnel, selective omentopexy, and adhesiolysis. METHODS: Single-institution retrospective review of consecutive peritoneal dialysis catheter insertions was performed between 2004 and 2014...
October 2016: Surgery
Mariana Murea, John Burkart
Vascular access preparation in the elderly with advanced kidney disease needs a nuanced approach. Recent studies indicate that age, along with comorbidity, modify the outcomes associated with the type of access placed or used for hemodialysis (HD). Options ranging from permanent vascular access (arteriovenous fistula [AVF] or graft [AVG]) to tunneled central venous catheter (TCVC) or conservative medical care must be weighed on an individual basis and reassessed longitudinally. The potential benefits derived from AVF compared with AVG and TCVC are not always seen in this population...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
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