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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123006/outcomes-of-simultaneous-peritoneal-dialysis-and-arteriovenous-fistula-placement-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
#3
Nosratollah Nezakatgoo, Albert Ndzengue, Manhunath Ramaiah, Elvira O Gosmanova
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) interruption requiring hemodialysis (HD) is not uncommon and its frequently abrupt nature prevents timely creation of permanent HD access and avoidance of central venous catheters (CVC). We retrospectively studied a cohort of 24 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients (mean age 50.7 years, 83.3% African-Americans, 58.3% females, time on dialysis interquartile range [IQR] 0 - 65 days) who had simultaneous PD catheter insertion and backup arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013...
November 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115369/useful-independent-factors-for-distinguish-infection-and-colonization-in-patients-with-urinary-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolation
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L López-González, F J Candel, J M Viñuela-Prieto, J González-Del Castillo, A B García, I Pena, I Rodríguez-Avial
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to know epidemiologic and clinical differences among those patients colonized or infected by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and develop a predictive model to facilitate the clinical approach concerning to start antimicrobial therapy. METHODS: Observational retrospective cohort study was performed involving all patients with Urine carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolation (UCPEI) between November 2013 and July 2015...
November 7, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099537/use-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheters-piccs-in-children-receiving-autologous-or-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#5
Stefano Benvenuti, Rosanna Ceresoli, Giovanni Boroni, Filippo Parolini, Fulvio Porta, Daniele Alberti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to present our experience with the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in pediatric patients receiving autologous or allogenic blood stem-cell transplantation. The insertion of the device in older children does not require general anesthesia and does not require a surgical procedure. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2017, 13 PICCs were inserted as a central venous device in 11 pediatric patients submitted to 14 autologous or allogeneic stem-cell transplantation, at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Children's Hospital of Brescia...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097107/echocardiographic-imaging-options-in-ovine-research-subjects
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M Colpitts, M Malinowski, R Phillion, R Coleman, L Mitchell, A Malone, L Eberhart, R Sanders, D Langholz
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of acquiring quality transesophageal (TEE), epicardial (EE), and intracardiac (ICE) echocardiographic images in ovine subjects and to discuss the merits of each technique with a focus on ICE image acquisition. ANIMALS: Eleven male castrated Dorset adult sheep. METHODS: Transesophageal echocardiography was performed under general anesthesia. Epicardial echocardiography was performed as part of an open chest (thoracotomy or sternotomy) experiment...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068108/evaluation-of-sustained-tachyarrhythmia-in-children-younger-than-one-year-of-age
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Gulhan Tunca Sahin, Erkut Ozturk, Taner Kasar, Alper Guzeltas, Yakup Ergul
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aim to evaluate the results of non-operational sustained tachyarrhythmias in patients younger than 1 year of age in our center. METHODS: Between November 2010 and November 2016, the demographic characteristics, type and localization of the tachyarrhythmia, echocardiographic findings, and medical and/or ablation therapies applied for patients under 1 year of age who had sustained tachyarrhythmias were evaluated. RESULTS: Among 99 patients, 91 had sustained supraventricular tachycardia, and eight had sustained ventricular tachycardia...
October 25, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067915/pseudo-cryomapping-for-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-a-single-center-north-american-experience
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Vaibhav K Moondra, Mark L Greenberg, Barbara R Gerling, Peter T Holzberger, Steven N Weindling, Rajbir S Sangha
BACKGROUND: Most literature for cryoablation of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is based on -30 degree celsius cryomapping with 4 & 6 mm distal electrode catheters. The cryomapping mode is not available on the 6 mm cryocatheter in the United States. We describe a technique for 'pseudo' mapping at -80° using a 6 mm cryocatheter and report on short and long term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all index cases (n = 253) of cryoablation of AVNRT at a single North American institution during the period of 2003-2010 was performed...
July 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056746/disabling-outcomes-after-peripheral-vascular-catheter-insertion-in-a-newborn-patient-a-case-of-medical-liability
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Matteo Bolcato, Marianna Russo, Damiano Donadello, Daniele Rodriguez, Anna Aprile
BACKGROUND The positioning of peripheral venous catheters (PVC) is an invasive procedure commonly performed in pediatrics hospital wards to obtain vascular access for the administration of fluids, medications and other intravenous (IV) therapies. Many studies exist about management of peripheral venous access in adults. On the contrary, scientific evidence on the management of this procedure in children and newborns, especially regarding the optimal duration of infusion and the possible related side effects, is still poor...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044787/intracardiac-ablation-for-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-using-a-6%C3%A2-mm-distal-electrode-cryoablation-catheter-prospective-multicenter-north-american-study-icy-avnrt-study
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Peter Wells, Marc Dubuc, George J Klein, Dan Dan, Jean-Francois Roux, Evan Lockwood, Marcio Sturmer, David Dunbar, Paul Novak, Arun Rao, Brett J Peterson, Fred Kueffer, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is effective for slow pathway ablation, but carries a risk of inadvertent AV block requiring permanent pacing. By comparison, cryoablation with a 4 mm distal electrode catheter has not been reported to cause permanent AV block but has been shown to be less effective than RF ablation. We sought to define the safety and efficacy of a 6 mm distal electrode cryoablation catheter for slow pathway ablation in patients with atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028640/coronary-sinus-catheter-induced-heart-block-during-aortic-valve-replacement-a-case-report
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Aaron B Dahl, Teresa Murray-Torres, Daniel A Emmert
Conduction abnormalities after cardiac surgery are common as is spontaneous resolution of these abnormalities. However, 1%-3% of patients will require placement of a permanent pacemaker. Patients with preexisting conduction abnormalities, undergoing reoperation, preexisting pulmonary hypertension and undergoing mitral or aortic valve operations are at a higher risk for requiring a permanent pacemaker. We present the first case described in the literature of a patient with a preexisting left bundle branch block, and heart failure with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction of 25% who developed complete heart block after placement of a coronary sinus catheter...
October 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024265/effectiveness-of-a-handmade-new-carotid-catheter-in-transradial-carotid-angiography-a-comparison-with-conventional-multipurpose-catheters
#12
Yakup Balaban
OBJECTIVE: The incidence and severity of carotid atherosclerosis increases in proportion with coronary artery disease and its severity. A special catheter specifically used for transradial carotid angiography has not yet been marketed. In this study, we investigate the feasibility and safety of our carotid catheter, which was made by reshaping currently available catheters. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2017, a total of 921 patients with indications for carotid angiography were identified after angiographic examinations and included in the study...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016870/complications-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-atrial-fibrillation-predictors-and-comparison-between-four-different-ablation-techniques-results-from-the-middelheim-pvi-registry
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Yves De Greef, Edwin Ströker, Bruno Schwagten, Kaspars Kupics, Jeroen De Cocker, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Carlo de Asmundis, Dirk Stockman, Ian Buysschaert
Aims: To define predictors of complications of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and compare safety between different ablation techniques. Methods and results: One thousand patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) (age 60 ± 10, 72% males, CHA2DS2-VASc score 1 ± 1) underwent PVI using various techniques: conventional PVI (CPVI) using mapping with irrigated point-per-point RF ablation (n = 576), multi-electrode RF ablation with the pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) (n = 272) or high density mesh ablator (HDMA) (n = 59) and cryoballoon (CB) ablation (n = 93)...
August 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978677/rye-bran-modified-with-cell-wall-degrading-enzymes-influences-the-kinetics-of-plant-lignans-but-not-of-enterolignans-in-multicatheterized-pigs
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Anne K Bolvig, Natalja P Nørskov, Sophie van Vliet, Leslie Foldager, Mihai V Curtasu, Mette S Hedemann, Jens F Sørensen, Helle N Lærke, Knud E Bach Knudsen
Background: Whole-grain intake is associated with a lower risk of chronic Western-style diseases, possibly brought about by the high concentration of phytochemicals, among them plant lignans (PLs), in the grains.Objective: We studied whether treatment of rye bran with cell wall-degrading enzymes changed the solubility and kinetics of PLs in multicatheterized pigs.Methods: Ten female Duroc × Danish Landrace × Yorkshire pigs (60.3 ± 2.3 kg at surgery) fitted with permanent catheters were included in an incomplete crossover study...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975641/importance-of-anticoagulation-and-postablation-silent-cerebral-lesions-subanalyses-of-revolution-and-remarqable-studies
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Massimo Grimaldi, Vijay Swarup, Brian DeVille, Jonathan Sussman, Pierre Jaïs, Fiorenzo Gaita, Mattias Duytschaever, G Andre Ng, Emile Daoud, Dhanunjaya Dj Lakkireddy, Rodney Horton, Andrew Wickliffe, Christopher Ellis, Laszlo Geller
BACKGROUND: Silent cerebral lesions (SCLs) are a potential complication of left atrial radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedures for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). We aimed to compare the incidence of SCLs in patients treated with irrigated RFA multielectrode catheters (nMARQ® Catheter group) and irrigated focal RFA catheters (NAVISTAR® THERMOCOOL® Catheter; TC group) after PAF ablation from subpopulation neurological assessment (SNA) cohorts of the REVOLUTION and reMARQable studies...
October 4, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961351/intrathecal-therapeutics-device-design-access-methods-and-complication-mitigation
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Sean J Nagel, Chandan G Reddy, Leonardo A Frizon, Marshall T Holland, Andre G Machado, George T Gillies, Matthew A Howard
INTRODUCTION: The intrathecal space remains underutilized for diagnostic testing, invasive monitoring or as a pipeline for the delivery of neurological therapeutic agents and devices. The latter including drug infusions, implants for electrical modulation, and a means for maintaining the physiologic pressure column. The reasons for this are many but include unfamiliarity with the central nervous system and the historical risks that continue to overshadow the low complication rates in modern clinical series...
September 29, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958669/-infections-on-catheters-in-hemodialysis-temporal-fluctuations-of-the-infectious-risk
#17
S Izoard, L Ayzac, J Meynier, J-C Seghezzi, B Jolibois, M L Tolani
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend to limit the long-term use of central-veinous catheters in patients undergoing hemodialysis, because they expose the patient to a higher infectious risk than the fistulas. However, for some patients with comorbidity, switching to a permanent vascular access is not possible. In such case, the catheter is used for a longer period. It seems therefore important to study the influence of a prolonged duration of catheterization on infectious complications...
September 22, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954460/clean-intermittent-self-catheterization-as-a-treatment-modality-for-urinary-retention-perceptions-of-urologists
#18
Laurens Weynants, François Hervé, Veerle Decalf, Candy Kumps, Ronny Pieters, Bart de Troyer, Karel Everaert
PURPOSE: Clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) is now considered the gold standard for the management of urinary retention. In the literature, several articles on patients' perspectives on CISC and adherence to this technique have been published. No studies have yet explored the points of view of professional caregivers, such as nurses and doctors. The aim of this study was to explore the opinions of urologists about CISC and to evaluate the need for dedicated nurses specialized in CISC through a self-administered questionnaire...
September 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944945/safety-and-efficacy-of-ventriculostomy-procedures-under-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-treated-with-stent-assisted-coiling-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Soner Civi, Cagatay Andic, Ozgur Kardes, Halil İbrahim Suner, Emre Durdag, Ozlem Ozmete, Kadir Tufan
AIM: Stent assisted coilling (SAC) is an alternative in the treatment of ruptured aneurysms. Stenting requires the use of dual antiplatelet agents. Hydrocephaly is a complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) requiring ventriculostomy. Antiplatelet treatment reveal a risk of hemorrhage in ventriculostomy. Anti-aggregant effect starts at least four hours after the initial doses of treatment. However, in many studies, ventriculostomy was performed before antiplatelet treatment and the hemorrhagic complications were related to the procedure...
July 16, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930719/vascular-access-placement-order-and-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-longitudinal-study
#20
Mariana Murea, W Mark Brown, Jasmin Divers, Shahriar Moossavi, Todd W Robinson, Benjamin Bagwell, John M Burkart, Barry I Freedman
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous accesses (AVA) in patients performing hemodialysis (HD) are labeled "permanent" for AV fistulas (AVF) or grafts (AVG) and "temporary" for tunneled central venous catheters (TCVC). Durability and outcomes of permanent vascular accesses based on the sequence in which they were placed or used receives little attention. This study analyzed longitudinal transitions between TCVC-based and AVA-based HD outcomes according to the order of placement. METHODS: All 391 patients initiating chronic HD via a TCVC between 2012 and 2013 at 12 outpatient academic dialysis units were included in this study...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
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