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Perm catheter

Ek Khoon Tan, Seck Guan Tan
An elderly woman receiving hemodialysis via a right brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula presented to the clinic for elective removal of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted 5 years ago. The catheter had not been removed earlier at the patient's request. Removal was now unsuccessful in the clinic. Exploration in the operating room revealed the innominate vein had fibrosed around the length of the catheter. The procedure was abandoned, catheter cut short and the remnant left in situ. This case serves as a reminder to exercise caution if there is difficulty in removing the catheter even after the cuff is dissected free, and to remove them once a working fistula or graft is available...
April 2014: Hemodialysis International
Mohammad Mozafar, Majid Samsami, Mohammad Reza Sobhiyeh, Sayena Jabbehdari, Mahtab Fallah Zavareh
BACKGROUND: The complications of vascular access are the most imperative etiology for hospitalization, morbidity and mortality in chronic hemodialysis. The most prevalent complication of central catheter is dysfunction due to thrombosis. Aspirin is an anti-aggregative platelet drug that may increase the patency of permanent catheters (perm-cath). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of Aspirin in perm-cath survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included a total of 185 ESRD cases according to the inclusion criteria for perm-cath insertion in hemodialysis...
2013: Nephro-urology Monthly
Christiane Perme, Theresa Nalty, Chris Winkelman, Ricardo Kenji Nawa, Faisal Masud
INTRODUCTION: There are limited data describing mobility interventions provided to patients with femoral catheters. The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of femoral catheter related adverse effects during physical therapy (PT) sessions in a cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study and included patients with at least one femoral catheter. Data were collected after each PT session. RESULTS: There were 77 subjects with a total of 92 femoral catheters (50 arterial, 15 central venous, and 27 dialysis) treated...
June 2013: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal
Su Hyeon Jung, Boeun Lee, Aibek E Mirrakhimov, Nasir Hussain
A 70-year-old woman, resident of a nursing home presented with complaints of fever for 1 day. Initial history, physical examination and laboratory tests were consistent with the diagnosis of systemic inflammatory response syndrome; blood culture from peripheral and central perm catheter were sent. Patient was started on empiric antibiotics and aggressive hydration. Blood cultures from peripheral access and central perm catheter grew Elisabethkingia meningoseptica on the second day. Patient was transferred to the intensive care unit for septic shock where patient needed vasopressors...
2013: BMJ Case Reports
Takumi Yamada, Yoshimasa Murakami, Taro Okada, Naoki Yoshida, Junji Toyama, Yukihiko Yoshida, Naoya Tsuboi, Yasuya Inden, Makoto Hirai, Toyoaki Murohara
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the change in plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in paroxysmal (PAF), persistent (Pers-AF), and permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) (Perm-AF) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 96 lone AF patients (PAF=65, Pers-AF=17, and Perm-AF=14), BNP was measured before and 3 months after successful PVIs. At baseline, in all patients, BNP was elevated and was significantly greater in Pers-AF and Perm-AF patients than PAF patients (P<0...
September 2007: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
C Stayer, V Tronnier, J Dressnandt, E Mauch, G Marquardt, K Rieke, G Müller-Schwefe, F Schumm, H M Meinck
We report on eight patients with stiff-man syndrome (SMS) or its "plus" variant, progressive encephalomyelopathy with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM) receiving intrathecal baclofen via pump. In six of the patients, follow-ups continued for approximately 2.5 to 6.5 years after pump implantation. Intrathecal baclofen was an effective last-resort alternative for patients who responded poorly to or did not tolerate oral antispasticity medications. General mobility increased, and spasms and rigidity were reduced; however, no complete remissions were observed either before or after pump implantation...
December 1997: Neurology
R Peces, E Gago, F Tejada, A S Laures, J Alvarez-Grande
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November 1997: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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