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Soichi Kojima, Takao Hiraki, Hideo Gobara, Toshihiro Iguchi, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Yusuke Matsui, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Susumu Kanazawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate retrospectively the fracture risk of totally implanted venous access devices connected to Groshong silicone (SC) versus polyurethane (PU) catheters, inserted via the internal jugular vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 384 SC and 221 PU central venous catheters implanted via the internal jugular vein. The presence of catheter fracture was evaluated. Variables possibly related to catheter fracture were evaluated. First, in order to determine the factors associated with fracture, fracture rates were compared with the log-rank test between the two groups divided by each of the variables...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Stephan Kische, Giuseppe D'Ancona, Hüseyin U Agma, Gihan El-Achkar, Martin Dißmann, Jasmin Ortak, Hüseyin Ince
OBJECTIVES: To analyze our single center experience with the Direct Flow Medical (DFM). BACKGROUND: The DFM has been recently introduced to the market and large real world experiences are lacking. METHODS: A total of 126 patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AVS) were treated by the same team from March 2013 to May 2015. Device success and procedural safety were classified, according to valve academic research consortium (VARC) criteria, for the entire cohort, including patients treated in the early phases of our learning curve...
October 14, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Sitaram M Emani, Breanna L Piekarski, David Zurakowski, Christopher A Baird, Audrey C Marshall, James E Lock, Pedro J Del Nido
BACKGROUND: Options for cardiac valve replacement in children are limited to fixed-diameter prostheses that do not accommodate for somatic growth. An externally stented bovine jugular vein graft has been modified for surgical valve replacement in pediatric patients, with the intention of subsequent valve expansion in the catheterization laboratory as the child grows. METHODS: Pediatric patients at a single institution who underwent surgical implantation of an expandable bovine jugular vein valve between 2010 and 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Yae Matsuo, Petr Neuzil, Jan Petru, Milan Chovanec, Marek Janotka, Subbarao Choudry, Jan Skoda, Lucie Sediva, Masahiko Kurabayashi, Vivek Y Reddy
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter left atrial appendage closure is an alternative therapy for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients. These procedures are currently guided with transesophageal echocardiography and fluoroscopy in most centers. As intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is commonly used in other catheter-based procedures, we sought to determine the safety and effectiveness of intracardiac echocardiography-guided left atrial appendage closure with the Watchman device. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 27 patients (11 males, 77...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
N Navali, A Gassemzadeh, L Farzadi, S Abdollahi, M Nouri, K Hamdi, F Mallah, F Jalilvand
STUDY QUESTION: Does the intrauterine administration of hCG immediately after oocyte retrieval in antagonist cycles with ICSI and fresh embryo transfer (ET) influence the implantation rate or chemical and clinical pregnancy rates? SUMMARY ANSWER: The intrauterine administration of hCG after oocyte retrieval increases the implantation rate and chemical and clinical pregnancy rates. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Over half of IVF/ICSI cycles fail due to implantation failure...
September 28, 2016: Human Reproduction
Manuel J Richter, Ralf Ewert, Christian Warnke, Henning Gall, Simon Classen, Friedrich Grimminger, Eckhard Mayer, Werner Seeger, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani
BACKGROUND: In patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension, subcutaneous or catheter-based intravenous application of prostanoids carries a risk of local side effects or systemic infections, which limits their use and acceptance. Recently, a fully implantable pump for continuous application of intravenous treprostinil was approved in Germany. However, surgery is a major risk for patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of a fully implantable pump inserted under local or general anesthesia in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension...
September 26, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Michelle Ribeiro Viana Taveira, Luciana Santana Lima, Cláudia Corrêa de Araújo, Maria Júlia Gonçalves de Mello
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) are used for prolonged central venous access, allowing the infusion of chemotherapy and other fluids and improving the quality of life of children with cancer. TIVAPs were developed to reduce the infection rates associated with central venous catheters; however, infectious events remain common and have not been fully investigated in pediatric oncology patients. PROCEDURE: A retrospective cohort was formed to investigate risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in pediatric cancer patients...
September 26, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Shaoyong Wu, Jingxiu Huang, Zongming Jiang, Zhimei Huang, Handong Ouyang, Li Deng, Wenqian Lin, Jin Guo, Weian Zeng
BACKGROUND: A totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD) provides reliable, long-term vascular access and improves patients' quality of life. The wide use of TIVADs is associated with important complications. A meta-analysis was undertaken to compare the internal jugular vein (IJV) with the subclavian vein (SCV) as the percutaneous access site for TIVAD to determine whether IJV has any advantages. METHODS: All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and cohort studies assessing the two access sites, IJV and SCV, were retrieved from PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and OVID EMB Reviews from their inception to December 2015...
2016: BMC Cancer
Gowri Shankar, Vinay Jadhav, Ravindra S, Narendra Babu, Ramesh S
Children with malignancy require venous access that is reliable, safe and compliant on a long-term basis. There is little data available on utilization of totally implantable venous access devices (TIVAD) for long term chemotherapy in children in an Indian setting [1]. We report our long-term follow-up results of utilization of totally implantable venous access devices for long-term chemotherapy in children. This was a retrospective analysis of 122 children requiring long-term chemotherapy done between January 2008 and December 2013...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Alexis A Dieter, Jennifer M Wu, Nazema Y Siddiqui, Danielle J Degoski, Jillene M Brooks, Paul C Dolber, Matthew O Fraser
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize the response of the rat bladder neuromuscular system to intramural injection of onabotulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) over 9 weeks using in vivo cystometry (CMG) and in vitro contractility (IVC). METHODS: Chronic bladder catheters were implanted in female Sprague-Dawley rats, and either (1) BoNT/A (10 units in 20 μL saline) or (2) saline (20 μL) was injected in 5 × 4 μL doses throughout the bladder wall. At 1, 3, 6, and 9 weeks after injection, conscious restrained CMG was performed...
September 16, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Jose A Santiago-Font, Lorena M Amaral, Jessica L Faulkner, Tarek Ibrahim, Venkata Ramana Vaka, Mark W Cunningham, Babbette D LaMarca
Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy with limited therapeutic options. In healthy pregnancy, relaxin plays an important vasodilatory role to maintain vascular compliance; however, there is currently no preclinical evidence to support the use of relaxin during preeclampsia. Therefore, the goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that recombinant human relaxin-2 (Serelaxin, Novartis, RLX) could reduce mean arterial pressure (MAP) and improve uterine artery resistance index (UARI) and nitric oxide bioavailability and/or decrease prepro-endothelin-1 (PPET-1), soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) in the Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure (RUPP) model of preeclampsia...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Carlo Briguori, Gabriella Visconti, Michael Donahue, Vito Di Palma, Francesca De Micco, Giuseppe Signoriello, Amelia Focaccio
INTRODUCTION: Stent delivery failure may occur especially when treating complex coronary artery stenosis. XLIMUS (CARDIONOVUM GmbH, Bonn, Germany) is a new sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) with the following features: 1) cobalt chromium stent platform, with low (73 μm) strut thickness, (2) biodegradable polymer, and 3) potent antiproliferative drug (Sirolimus). Preliminary data suggest that XLIMUS SES may be ideal for the treatment of complex lesions. METHODS: In this registry, we assessed the deliverability, safety, and efficacy of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) using the XLIMUS SES in patients undergoing elective PCI in native coronary vessels for complex de novo lesions, including severe calcification, severe tortuosity, and chronic total occlusion...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Amber J Gislason-Lee, Claire Keeble, Christoper J Malkin, Daniel Egleston, Josephine Bexon, Stephen M Kengyelics, Daniel Blackman, Andrew G Davies
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether a reduction in radiation dose was found whilst maintaining a clinically acceptable level of image quality for trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) patients using a new cardiac interventional X-ray system with state-of-the-art image enhancement and X-ray optimisation, compared to the cardiac X-ray system which was previously used for TAVI (the reference system). METHODS: Patient dose and image data were retrospectively collected from an AlluraClarity (Philips Healthcare) and Axion Artis (Siemens Healthcare), the new and reference X-ray systems respectively...
September 9, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Banu Evranos, Ugur Canpolat, Duygu Kocyigit, Cem Coteli, Hikmet Yorgun, Kudret Aytemir
Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) are known to result in significant morbidity and mortality rates in patients with both ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Although catheter ablation has emerged as an adjunct treatment strategy in the management of VAs, 1-year follow-up data have revealed that ventricular tachycardia (VT)-free survival rate is ∼50%. Up to now, a few small case series with short-term follow-up have reported reduced VT recurrence after application of renal sympathetic denervation (RSDN) in patients with refractory VAs...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Sotirios H Saravelos, Grace Wing Shan Kong, Jacqueline Pui Wah Chung, Jennifer Sze Man Mak, Cathy Hoi Sze Chung, Lai Ping Cheung, Tin-Chiu Li
STUDY QUESTION: Does three-dimensional (3D) versus two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound (US) guidance during embryo transfer (ET) increase the ongoing pregnancy rate in women undergoing ART treatment. SUMMARY ANSWER: There is no significant difference in the ongoing pregnancy rate of women undergoing 3D versus 2D US-guided ET. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Studies have suggested that 3D US may confer additional benefits compared with 2D US during ET, although this has not been tested within the context of an RCT...
October 2016: Human Reproduction
Andreas Beckmann, Anne-Katrin Funkat, Jana Lewandowski, Michael Frie, Markus Ernst, Khosro Hekmat, Wolfgang Schiller, Jan F Gummert, Armin Welz
On the basis of a long-standing voluntary registry, which was founded by the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (GSTCVS), well-defined data of all heart, thoracic, and vascular surgery procedures performed in 78 German heart surgery departments during 2015 are analyzed. In 2015, a total of 103,967 heart surgery procedures (implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker, and extracardiac procedures without ECC excluded) were submitted to the database. Approximately 14.8% of the patients were at least 80 years old, resulting in an increase of 0...
September 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Hans-Georg Schlosser, Hans-Joachim Crawack, Christoph Miethke, Thoralf Knitter, Andreas Zeiner, Christian Sprung
OBJECTIVE Reservoirs integrated into hydrocephalus shunts are commonly used for the removal of CSF and for intra-ventricular pressure measurement. Pumping with the reservoir to diagnose shunt sufficiency is still a matter of controversy. The authors describe an improved flushing device and its characteristic features in vitro and in vivo. METHODS The flushing reservoir is constructed with a sapphire ball in a cage as a nonresistance valve to also enable the detection of distal occlusions. The most important reservoir parameters were investigated in vitro, simulating total and partial proximal and distal shunt occlusions...
September 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
John D Hummel, Mark A Coppess, Jeffrey S Osborn, Raymond Yee, Jeffrey W H Fung, Ralph Augostini, Shelby Li, Douglas Hine, Jagmeet P Singh
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular lead (LVL) implant success rates have historically ranged between 70.5% and 95.5%. To date, there are few large studies that evaluate LVL implant success utilizing a single family of delivery catheters and leads. The Attain Success study was a prospective nonrandomized multicenter global study with the main objectives of assessing single-system LVL implant success and complication rates. METHODS: Patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy implantation were eligible for enrollment...
August 23, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Charlie C-T Hsu, Gigi N C Kwan, Hannah Evans-Barns, John A Rophael, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) provide patients with a safe and permanent venous access, for instance in the administration of chemotherapy for oncology patients. There are several methods for TIVAP placement, and the optimal evidence-based method is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of three commonly used techniques for implanting TIVAPs: the venous cutdown technique, the Seldinger technique, and the modified Seldinger technique...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Yu Kataoka, Rishi Puri, Anthony D Pisaniello, Muhammad Hammadah, Mohammed Qintar, Kiyoko Uno, Joseph K Montarello, Stephen J Nicholls, Stephen G Worthley
AIMS: Embolisation of atheromatous debris during catheter manipulation is considered to underlie acute cerebrovascular events (CVE) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). However, the relationship between aorta atheroma burden and acute CVE after TAVI has not been established. We investigated the impact of aorta atheroma burden on acute CVE. METHODS AND RESULTS: Preoperative multislice computed tomographic (MSCT) images in 278 patients receiving TAVI were analysed...
August 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
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