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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335271/distribution-of-iron-oxide-core-titanium-dioxide-shell-nanoparticles-in-vx2-tumor-bearing-rabbits-introduced-by-two-different-delivery-modalities
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Tamer Refaat, Derek West, Samar El Achy, Vamsi Parimi, Jasmine May, Lun Xin, Kathleen R Harris, William Liu, Michael Beau Wanzer, Lydia Finney, Evan Maxey, Stefan Vogt, Reed A Omary, Daniele Procissi, Andrew C Larson, Tatjana Paunesku, Gayle E Woloschak
This work compares intravenous (IV) versus fluoroscopy-guided transarterial intra-catheter (IC) delivery of iron oxide core-titanium dioxide shell nanoparticles (NPs) in vivo in VX2 model of liver cancer in rabbits. NPs coated with glucose and decorated with a peptide sequence from cortactin were administered to animals with developed VX2 liver cancer. Two hours after NPs delivery tumors, normal liver, kidney, lung and spleen tissues were harvested and used for a series on histological and elemental analysis tests...
August 3, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334494/complications-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-advanced-cancer-patients-undergoing-combined-radiotherapy-and-chemotherapy
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Jun Xie, Linjie Xu, Xiaomin Xu, Yunjuan Huang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify whether patients with advanced cancers were at high risk of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related complications when treated with concurrent chemo-radiotherapy. BACKGROUND: PICCs are widely used in chemotherapy. However, catheter usage may elevate the risks of infections and thrombosis. It is important to identify the patients with high risk of PICC-related complications. To date, little is known about PICC-related complications in patients with advanced cancers and receiving concurrent chemo-radiotherapy...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334482/minimising-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-clabsis-rate-in-inserting-central-venous-catheters-cvcs-in-the-adult-intensive-care-units-aicus
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Hedaya Hina, Joan McDowell
AIM: To investigate the procedural aspects in inserting central venous catheters that minimise central line associated bloodstream infections rates in adult intensive care units through a structured literature review. BACKGROUND: In adult intensive care units (AICU), central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a major cause of high mortality rates and increased in costs due to the consequences of complications. METHODS: Eligible articles were identified by combining indexed keywords using Boolean operator of "AND" under databases of Ovid and CINAHL...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333762/impact-of-targeted-interventions-on-trends-in-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-a-single-center-experience-from-the-republic-of-korea
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Sun Young Cho, Doo Ryeon Chung, Jae Geum Ryu, Jong Rim Choi, Nayeon Ahn, Seonwoo Kim, Min-Ji Kim, Young Eun Ha, Cheol-In Kang, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of targeted interventions on trends in central line-associated bloodstream infection. DESIGN: A before-and-after study between January 2013 and September 2014. SETTING: Tertiary hospital in the Republic of Korea. PATIENTS: All patients with central-line catheters in the hospital. INTERVENTIONS: In September 2013, interventions that targeted central line insertion practices were implemented in 10 ICUs, including compliance monitoring with a central line insertion practices bundle and use of an all-inclusive catheter kit...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333640/integrated-hifu-drive-system-on-a-chip-for-cmut-based-catheter-ablation-system
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Omid Farhanieh, Ali Sahafi, Rupak Bardhan Roy, Arif Sanli Ergun, Ayhan Bozkurt
Conventional High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a therapeutic modality which is extracorporeally administered. In applications where a relatively small HIFU lesion is required, an intravascular HIFU probe can be deployed to the ablation site. In this paper, we demonstrate the design and implementation a fully integrated HIFU drive system on a chip to be placed on a 6 Fr catheter probe. An 8-element capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer (CMUT) ring array of 2 mm diameter has been used as the ultrasound source...
March 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333156/an-in-vitro-bacterial-surface-migration-assay-underneath-sterile-barrier-material-commonly-found-in-a-hospital-setting
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J D Shih, L S Y Wood, C L Dambkowski, S Torres, E F Chehab, R Venook, J K Wall
OBJECTIVE: To determine what barrier material used in hospital neonatal intensive care units most effectively blocks bacterial migration. STUDY DESIGN: Bacterial migration distance was compared across simple and complex solid media using Escherichia coli, an early and common neonatal gut colonizer, and Staphylococcus aureus, a common skin bacterium, across polystyrene, medical-grade silicone, hydrocolloid dressing and transparent film dressing as barrier materials on complex solid media...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332406/continuous-glucose-monitor-interference-with-commonly-prescribed-medications
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Ananda Basu, Michael Q Slama, Wayne T Nicholson, Loralie Langman, Thomas Peyser, Rickey Carter, Rita Basu
BACKGROUND: Reliability of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) is a prerequisite for therapeutic dosing of insulin without the need for confirmatory blood glucose meter measurements. Interference of CGMs with commonly prescribed substances has not been extensively evaluated. METHODS: We sought to undertake a novel pilot study to determine the susceptibility of FDA-approved CGM systems (Medtronic Guardian Sof-Sensor, Dexcom G4 Platinum) to erroneous readings in the presence of common medications...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332374/comparison-of-dexmedetomidine-and-fentanyl-as-an-adjuvant-to-ropivacaine-for-postoperative-epidural-analgesia-in-pediatric-orthopedic-surgery
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Sang Jun Park, Seokyung Shin, Shin Hyung Kim, Hyun Woo Kim, Seung Hyun Kim, Hae Yoon Do, Yong Seon Choi
PURPOSE: Opioids are commonly used as an epidural adjuvant to local anesthetics, but are associated with potentially serious side effects, such as respiratory depression. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine with that of fentanyl as an adjuvant to epidural ropivacaine in pediatric orthopedic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study enrolled 60 children (3-12 years old) scheduled for orthopedic surgery of the lower extremities and lumbar epidural patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332344/impact-of-intervention-by-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-team-on-conversion-from-intravenous-to-oral-fluoroquinolones
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Soh Mee Park, Hyung Sook Kim, Young Mi Jeong, Jung Hwa Lee, Eunsook Lee, Euni Lee, Kyoung Ho Song, Hong Bin Kim, Eu Suk Kim
BACKGROUND: Early conversion from intravenous to oral antibiotics plays an important role in lowering the risk of catheter-associated infections, reducing the workload of nurses, decreasing direct and indirect costs, and shortening hospital stays. In August 2015, an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) was implemented to facilitate conversion from intravenous to oral administration of fluoroquinolones in our institute. This study evaluated the clinical and economic impact of the intervention...
March 13, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332134/clinical-characteristics-of-bladder-cancer-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-the-experience-from-a-single-centre
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Ralf Böthig, Ines Kurze, Kai Fiebag, Albert Kaufmann, Wolfgang Schöps, Thura Kadhum, Michael Zellner, Klaus Golka
INTRODUCTION: Life expectancy for people with spinal cord injury has shown a marked increase due to modern advances in treatment methods and in neuro-urology. However, since life expectancy of people with paralysis increases, the risk of developing of urinary bladder cancer is gaining importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-centre retrospective evaluation of patient data with spinal cord injuries and proven urinary bladder cancer and summary of the literature...
March 22, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331932/pulmonary-embolism-and-in-situ-pulmonary-artery-thrombosis-in-paediatrics-a-systematic-review
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Madhvi Rajpurkar, Tina Biss, Ernest Amankwah, Denise Martinez, Suzan Williams, C Heleen Van Ommen, Neil A Goldenberg
Data on paediatric pulmonary embolism (PE) are scarce. We sought to systematically review the current literature on childhood PE and conducted a search on paediatric PE via PubMed (1946-2013) and Embase (1980-2013). There was significant heterogeneity in reported data. Two patterns were noted: classic thromboembolic PE (TE-PE) and in situ pulmonary artery thrombosis (ISPAT). Mean age of presentation for TE-PE was 14.86 years, and 51 % of cases were males. The commonest method for diagnosis of TE-PE was contrast CT with angiography (74 % of patients)...
March 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331776/urinary-tract-infections-in-hospitalized-ischemic-stroke-patients-source-and-impact-on-outcome
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Einar Bogason, Kathy Morrison, Omar Zalatimo, David M Ermak, Erik Lehman, Eric Markley, Kevin Cockroft
BACKGROUND:  Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in ischemic stroke patients are a common occurrence and the frequent focus of quality improvement initiatives. However, many UTIs are community-acquired and the impact of such infections on patient outcomes remains controversial. METHODS:  We conducted a retrospective analysis of our Stroke Center Database and electronic medical records to determine the incidence of both community-acquired UTI (CA-UTI) and hospital-acquired UTI (HA-UTI) in hospitalized ischemic stroke patients...
February 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331567/what-is-the-best-algorithm-for-investigation-of-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage
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Ainkaran Santhirasekaram, Sherif Latif, Easha Arooj, Kamran Rostami, Sauid Ishaq
An 81-year-old male presented with multiple episode of severe PR bleeding over 2 days. CTA done prior to catheter angiography that enabled successful intervention. This case emphasises the importance of CTA prior to catheter angiography in acute LGIB.
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331262/percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-in-the-management-of-post-surgical-biliary-leaks
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Bhavesh Popat, Dev Thakkar, Hemant Deshmukh, Krantikumar Rathod
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in the treatment of post-surgical biliary leaks and its efficacy in restoring the integrity of bile ducts. One hundred and fifty-seven patients with a post-surgical biliary leak were treated by means of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage. The biliary leak was due to laparoscopic procedures in 114 patients, while 43 patients had postoperative leak following open surgery. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage was performed with an 8- to 10-F catheter, with the side holes positioned proximal to the site of extravasation to divert bile flow away from the leak site...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331167/-percutaneous-fibrin-glue-injection-for-persistent-urinary-leakage-after-partial-nephrectomy-a-case-report
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Takuya Okada, Yuka Kono, Keiyu Matsumoto, Noriaki Utsunomiya, Hiroyuki Tsunemori, Mutsushi Kawakita
A 69-year-old man with left atrophic kidney was referred to our hospital because of a 5.7 cm solid mass in the lower pole of right kidney revealed by computed tomography for evaluation of aortic aneurysm. An open transperitoneal partial nephrectomy was performed, and final pathological diagnosis was clear cell carcinoma, grade 2, pT1b, pNx. One month postoperatively, a computed tomography revealed 16 cm retroperitoneal fluid collection which was diagnosed as urinoma due to urinary leakage from partial nephrectomy scar of the right lower calyx...
March 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331134/significance-and-value-of-endomyocardial-biopsy-based-on-our-own-experience
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Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Keiko Ohta-Ogo, Yoshihiko Ikeda
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has been established in parallel with the development of percutaneous catheter technology for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. It was developed in the early 1960 s in Japan by Drs. Konno, Sakakibara and Sekiguchi of Tokyo Women's Medical University. EMB is a valuable and useful, but invasive, modality for making a definite diagnosis in diseases such as myocarditis and secondary cardiomyopathies, which are often difficult to diagnose by imaging modality alone. In the field of heart transplantation, the histology of EMB helps monitor rejection to allografts...
March 22, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330966/the-normal-increase-in-insulin-after-a-meal-may-be-required-to-prevent-postprandial-renal-sodium-and-volume-losses
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Debra L Irsik, Bonnie L Blazer-Yost, Alexander Staruschenko, Michael W Brands
Despite the effects of insulinopenia in type 1 diabetes and evidence that insulin stimulates multiple renal sodium transporters, it is not known whether normal variation in plasma insulin regulates sodium homeostasis physiologically. This study tested whether the normal postprandial increase in plasma insulin significantly attenuates renal sodium and volume losses. Rats were instrumented with chronic artery and vein catheters, housed in metabolic cages, and connected to hydraulic swivels. Measurements of urine volume and sodium excretion (UNaV) over 24 hrs and the 4-hr postprandial period were made in Control (C) rats and Insulin-Clamped (IC) rats in which the postprandial increase in insulin was prevented...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330965/greater-sympathoadrenal-activation-with-longer-pre-ventilation-intervals-after-immediate-cord-clamping-increases-hemodynamic-lability-at-birth-in-preterm-lambs
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Joseph J Smolich, Kelly R Kenna, Murray David Esler, Sarah E Phillips, Gavin W Lambert
This study tested the hypothesis that varying degrees of hemodynamic fluctuations seen after birth following immediate cord clamping were related to development of asphyxia with longer cord clamp-to-ventilation intervals, resulting in higher perinatal circulating levels of the catecholamines norepinephrine (NE) and epinephrine (Epi), and thus increased heart rate, blood pressures and cardiac contractility after birth. Anesthetized preterm fetal lambs were instrumented with 1) aortic (AoT) and pulmonary trunk (PT) micromanometers to obtain pressures and the maximal rate of pressure rise (dP/dtmax) as a surrogate measure of ventricular contractility, and 2) an AoT catheter to obtain samples for blood gas and catecholamine analyses...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330709/microorganisms-present-on-peripheral-intravenous-needleless-connectors-in-the-clinical-environment
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Karen Slater, Marie Cooke, Michael Whitby, Fiona Fullerton, Joel Douglas, Jennine Hay, Claire Rickard
The aim of this study was to quantify culturable microorganisms on needleless connectors (NCs) attached to peripheral intravenous catheters in hospitalized adult medical patients. Half (50%) of 40 NCs were contaminated with microorganisms commonly found on the skin or mouth. Staphylococcus capitis and Staphylococcus epidermidis were most commonly isolated. Emergency department insertion and higher patient dependency were statistically associated with positive NC microorganism growth. These results reaffirm the need for NC decontamination prior to access...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330584/central-line-associated-sepsis-in-children-receiving-parenteral-nutrition-in-oman
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Tawfiq T Al Lawati, Adawaiya Al Jamie, Nasra Al Mufarraji
Parenteral Nutrition (PN) is used when gut fails to provide complete nutrition. Central line Associate Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) a major complication of this therapy. The objective of the study was to report the incidence of CLABSI and associated mortality in children receiving PN in the Royal Hospital and study the indication and duration of PN use. All children from the age of 0-48 months who received TPN outside NICU from the period between 1/1/2011 till 31/12/2014 were included. Data were retrieved from the hospital electronic data base...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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