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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345381/durable-lesion-formation-while-avoiding-esophageal-injury-during-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-lessons-learned-from-late-gadolinium-mr-imaging
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Mihail G Chelu, Alan K Morris, Eugene G Kholmovski, Jordan B King, Gagandeep Kaur, Michelle A Silver, Joshua E Cates, Frederick T Han, Nassir F Marrouche
INTRODUCTION: Adequate catheter/atrial tissue contact is critical for lesion formation during radiofrequency (RF) ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI) is a unique tool for the evaluation of lesion formation and detection of acute esophageal injury. METHODS: LGE-MRIs were obtained prior, within 24 hours of, and at 115±62 days after first AF ablation in 36 patients. The Visitag module of CARTO3 was used to collect contact force (CF) and duration from a CF sensing ablation catheter for each registered ablation point...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344447/successful-management-of-right-ventricular-perforation-associated-with-a-pacemaker-lead-during-off-pump-cabg-surgery-a-case-report
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Masoud Tarbiat, Mohammad Hossein Bakhshaei, Mehdi Moradi
Introduction: Intraoperative right ventricular perforation due to pacing catheter after its successful and uneventful insertion is a rare complication. Here, we present a case of cardiac arrest due to right ventricular perforation associated with a pacemaker lead during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Case Presentation: The case was a 68-year-old male, who was admitted to our hospital with retrosternal chest pain. He had a history of implantation of a permanent pacemaker due to symptomatic complete atrioventricular block...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340455/central-venous-catheter-related-infections-in-patients-receiving-short-term-hemodialysis-therapy-incidence-associated-factors-and-microbiological-aspects
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Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Natália Cristina Betoni, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Elen Almeida Romão
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections are the second most common cause of death among patients on hemodialysis. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of and risk factors associated with central venous catheter-related infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis, and to identify and characterize the type and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of the primary microorganisms isolated during one year of follow-up. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in 2014 in a hemodialysis referral center...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319771/peritoneal-dialysis-as-the-first-dialysis-treatment-option-initially-unplanned
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Marcela Lara Mendes, Camila Albuquerque Alves, Edwa Maria Bucuvic, Dayana Bitencourt Dias, Daniela Ponce
Most patients with stage 5 CKD start RRT of unplanned manner. Unplanned dialysis, also known as urgent start, may be defined as hemodialysis (HD) started without permanent vascular access, i.e., using a central venous catheter (CVC), or as peritoneal dialysis (PD) started within seven days after implantation of the catheter, without family training. Although few studies have evaluated the PD as an immediate treatment option for patients starting urgent RRT, theirs results suggest that it is a feasible and safe alternative, with infectious complications and survival similar to patients treated with unplanned HD...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317911/a-quality-assurance-investigation-of-clabsi-events-are-there-exceptions-to-never
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Samantha Strickler, Rohit R Gupta, John T Doucette, Roopa Kohli-Seth
Background: In the USA, central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) have been designated as 'never events', prompting initiatives towards a 'zero CLABSIs' standard. We propose that there are cascading risk factors predisposing certain patient cohorts to higher CLABSIs rates. Methods: A retrospective review of all CLABSI infections over a 12-month period was undertaken. Risk factors examined included catheter type, insertion site and parenteral nutrition (PN) status...
January 2018: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309557/management-and-prognosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-diabetic-patients-an-eorp-af-general-pilot-registry-report
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Stefano Fumagalli, Salah A Said, Cecile Laroche, Debbie Gabbai, Serena Boni, Niccolò Marchionni, Giuseppe Boriani, Aldo P Maggioni, Agata Musialik-Lydka, Adam Sokal, Jens Petersen, Harry J G M Crijns, Gregory Y H Lip
Aims: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most important cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical correlates of DM, including management and outcomes, in the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP) - Atrial Fibrillation (AF) General Pilot (EORP-AF) Registry of the European Society of Cardiology. Methods and Results: We studied consecutive patients (N = 3101) enrolled in 70 centers of 9 European countries between February 2012 and March 2013, and compared diabetics with non-diabetics during a one-year follow-up...
December 22, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250243/efficacy-of-catheter-ablation-and-concomitant-antiarrhythmic-drugs-on-the-reduction-of-the-arrhythmia-burden-in-patients-with-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Atsuhiko Yagishita, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Hironori Sato, Shu Yamashita, Tatsuhiko Hirao, Takamichi Miyamoto, Kenzo Hirao
Background: Little is known about the long-term outcome and recurrent form recurrence after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with long-standing persistent AF. Methods: Two hundred thirty-six patients with persistent AF (193 men; age, 61.5±10.7 years) were enrolled, and were classified according to the duration of AF: AF duration of <1 year (group A, n=99), between 1 to 5 years (group B, n=101), and ≥5 years (group C, n=36). The long-term recurrence rate and recurrent form were compared among the groups...
October 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250231/laser-catheter-ablation-of-long-lasting-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-longterm-results
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Helmut Weber, Michaela Sagerer-Gerhardt, Armin Heinze
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a current therapeutic option but its efficacy for the treatment of long-lasting persistent AF (l-lpAF) remains suboptimal. We tested the laser method as an alternative for catheter ablation of l-lpAF by using an open-irrigated electrode laser mapping and ablation (ELMA) catheter. Laser ablation was attempted in 48 patients aged 50-81 years (69 ± 7.6 y, female = 28) with drug resistant (3.5 trials) l-lpAF (≥12 months). All of the patients had comorbidities: congestive heart failure NYHA II-III (100%), hypertension 29 (60%), coronary artery disease 19 (40%), and heart valve defect 17 (35%)...
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249858/symptomatic-fluid-drainage-peritoneovenous-shunt-placement
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Hooman Yarmohammadi, George I Getrajdman
Ascites causes significant discomfort and has negative impact on patient's quality of life. Medical therapies including dietary restriction and diuretics are successful in only 40 to 44% of patients with malignant ascites and repeated paracentesis only provides temporary symptomatic relief. Therefore, a more permanent solution is necessary. Indwelling catheters or peritoneovenous shunt placement can provide more permanent symptomatic relief and improve patients' quality of life. Unlike indwelling catheters, peritoneovenous shunts do not limit patients' life style and therefore should be offered as first option in patients who are good candidates...
December 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246326/efficacy-and-safety-of-pancreas-targeted-hydrodynamic-gene-delivery-in-rats
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Kohei Ogawa, Kenya Kamimura, Yuji Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Abe, Takeshi Yokoo, Norihiro Sakai, Takuro Nagoya, Akira Sakamaki, Satoshi Abe, Kazunao Hayashi, Satoshi Ikarashi, Junji Kohisa, Masanori Tsuchida, Yutaka Aoyagi, Guisheng Zhang, Dexi Liu, Shuji Terai
Development of an effective, safe, and convenient method for gene delivery to the pancreas is a critical step toward gene therapy for pancreatic diseases. Therefore, we tested the possibility of applying the principle of hydrodynamic gene delivery for successful gene transfer to pancreas using rats as a model. The established procedure involves the insertion of a catheter into the superior mesenteric vein with temporary blood flow occlusion at the portal vein and hydrodynamic injection of DNA solution. We demonstrated that our procedure achieved efficient pancreas-specific gene expression that was 2,000-fold higher than that seen in the pancreas after the systemic hydrodynamic gene delivery...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244156/percutaneous-increase-of-mitral-leaflet-coaptation-length-after-mitral-valve-repair-results-from-a-preclinical-study
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Piergiorgio Tozzi, Giuseppe Siniscalchi, Enrico Ferrari, Matthias Kirsch, Daniel Hayoz
OBJECTIVES: The failure of mitral repairs can be the result of inadequate leaflet coaptation length (CL< 8 mm at the A2-P2 level). A new annuloplasty ring conceived by the authors enables post-surgical CL increase using percutaneous balloon catheter technology. We conducted preclinical studies to assess the in vivo feasibility of the procedure and the safety of the postimplant deformable mitral ring. METHODS: The new annuloplasty ring allows the percutaneous and progressive displacement of each of the 3 anatomical regions of the posterior mitral annulus towards the anterior...
December 13, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222861/zero-fluoroscopy-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-using-ensite-navx-system-clinical-viability-or-fanciful-technique
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Ping Guo, Jie Qiu, Yan Wang, Guangzhi Chen, Riccardo Proietti, Al-Selmi Fadhle, Chunxia Zhao, Dao Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy is the imaging modality routinely used for cardiac device implantation and electrophysiological procedures. Due to the rising concern regarding the harmful effects of radiation exposure to both the patients and operation staffs, novel 3D mapping systems have been developed and implemented in electrophysiological procedure for the navigation of catheters inside the heart chambers. Their applicability in cardiac device implantation has been rarely reported. Our aim is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of permanent pacemaker implantation without fluoroscopy...
December 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206315/intrathecal-trialing-of-continuous-infusion-combination-therapy-with-hydromorphone-and-bupivacaine-in-failed-back-surgery-patients
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Ryan J Galica, Salim M Hayek, Elias Veizi, Matthew T McEwan, Sivakanth Katta, Omar Ali, Nida Aziz, Nidhi Sondhi
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal (IT) trial is a prognostic interventional pain management procedure employed to determine the potential success of treating intractable pain with an implantable infusion device system. There is a dearth of data regarding trials with continuous infusion of combination therapy (e.g. opioid combined with local anesthetic). The objective of the this study was to determine the overall outcomes of continuous infusion IT trials and factors influencing long-term success of IT therapy in patients with chronic intractable pain post-laminectomy...
December 5, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204160/does-supplemental-external-beam-radiation-therapy-impact-urinary-bowel-and-erectile-function-following-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-results-of-two-prospective-randomized-trials
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Gregory S Merrick, Ava Tennant, Kent E Wallner, Robert Galbreath, Wayne M Butler, Ryan Fiano, Edward Adamovich
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of supplemental external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) prior to permanent prostate brachytherapy on long term urinary, bowel, and erectile function. Material and methods: Patient administered urinary, bowel, and erectile quality of life (QoL) instrument were obtained prior to treatment and following brachytherapy. The study population was comprised of the 457 patients who were alive as of June 2016, had been randomized to two markedly different supplemental EBRT dose regimens and a third arm without supplemental EBRT, and had completed the June 2016 QoL survey...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194847/clinical-evaluation-of-the-multifunctional-suprapubic-catheter-in-patients-requiring-permanent-suprapubic-cystostomy-a-prospective-randomized-trial-in-a-single-center
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Hai-Jing Dong, Yi Lu, Nian-Zhao Zhang, Wen-Hua Zhang, Shuai Wu, Hui Zhao, Chang-Cun Zhang, Si-Chuan Hou
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical effect of the multifunctional suprapubic catheter (MSC) on occurrence of cystospasm, catheter occlusion, the catheter-related urinary tract infection and remission of over-activity bladder, by comparing with the conventional suprapubic catheter (CSC) in patients with permanent suprapubic cystostomy. BACKGROUND: The conventional suprapubic catheter usually presents with high incidence of catheter-associated complications...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192591/torsades-de-pointes-associated-with-qt-prolongation-after-catheter-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Yae Min Park, Mi Suk Cha, Woong Chol Kang, Mi-Seung Shin, Young-Hoon Kim, In Suck Choi, Eak Kyun Shin
A 79-year-old woman who underwent catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation presented with Torsades de Pointes (TdP). Aggravation of prolonged QT interval which is most likely due to neural modulation by catheter ablation, played major role in the initiation of TdP. The patient was successfully treated with isoproterenol during acute stage and discharged after stabilization without implantation of permanent pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
September 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179177/permanently-hypoxic-cell-culture-yields-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-cells-with-higher-therapeutic-potential-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Yihua Liu, Xiaoxi Yang, Pablo Maureira, Aude Falanga, Vanessa Marie, Guillaume Gauchotte, Sylvain Poussier, Frederique Groubatch, Pierre-Yves Marie, Nguyen Tran
BACKGROUND: The mismatch between traditional in vitro cell culture conditions and targeted chronic hypoxic myocardial tissue could potentially hamper the therapeutic effects of implanted bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). This study sought to address (i) the extent of change to BMSC biological characteristics in different in vitro culture conditions and (ii) the effectiveness of permanent hypoxic culture for cell therapy in treating chronic myocardial infarction (MI) in rats...
November 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169339/an-orthotopic-xenograft-model-for-high-risk-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-in-mice-influence-of-mouse-strain-tumor-cell-count-dwell-time-and-bladder-pretreatment
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Doreen Huebner, Christiane Rieger, Ralf Bergmann, Martin Ullrich, Sebastian Meister, Marieta Toma, Ralf Wiedemuth, Achim Temme, Vladimir Novotny, Manfred P Wirth, Michael Bachmann, Jens Pietzsch, Susanne Fuessel
BACKGROUND: Novel theranostic options for high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer are urgently needed. This requires a thorough evaluation of experimental approaches in animal models best possibly reflecting human disease before entering clinical studies. Although several bladder cancer xenograft models were used in the literature, the establishment of an orthotopic bladder cancer model in mice remains challenging. METHODS: Luciferase-transduced UM-UC-3(LUC)K1 bladder cancer cells were instilled transurethrally via 24G permanent venous catheters into athymic NMRI and BALB/c nude mice as well as into SCID-beige mice...
November 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138143/minimally-invasive-stand-alone-cox-maze-procedure-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-perioperative-safety-and-5-year-outcomes
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Ted Friehling
BACKGROUND: Rhythm control is challenging in patients with extended atrial fibrillation (AF) duration and persistent/long-standing persistent AF. Among surgical approaches to treat AF, the Cox maze procedure performed using alternative energy sources remains superior to other beating heart techniques. We examined permanence of safety and success for the on-pump, minimally invasive, stand-alone Cox maze procedure 5 years after surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Stand-alone, right 5 cm minithoracotomy, Cox maze III/IV procedure for nonparoxysmal AF was conducted in 133 patients (mean follow-up=65±34 months)...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137915/first-line-direct-access-for-transarterial-embolization-of-a-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report-and-literature-review
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Brent J Doolan, Iddo Paldor, Peter J Mitchell, Andrew P Morokoff
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF) are complex vascular malformations consisting of a pathological shunt located between meningeal arteries and drainage to dural venous sinuses and/or cerebral veins. We report an unusual anatomical variation, resulting in a DAVF forming between the superior sagittal sinus and an anomalous origin of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) arising from the left ophthalmic artery. We present an atypical case requiring mini-craniotomy for catheter access, as well as cannulation of extracranial arterial supply prior to embolization of a Cognard type IIa+b fistula...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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