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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537788/the-precision-of-hepatic-arterial-infusion-scintigraphy-as-a-quantitative-biomarker-of-tumor-microvasculature
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Mark Dunphy, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Josef J Fox, Nancy Kemeny
OBJECTIVE: Optimal clinical development of new cancer therapies targeting tumor vasculature requires new target-specific response assays. This clinical study examined the test-retest repeatability of SPECT as an in vivo assay of angiogenic hepatic tumor microvasculature using an intraarterial infusion of (99m)Tc-macroaggregated albumin (MAA) delivered via a hepatic artery infusion (HAI) pump. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with primary or secondary cancerous liver tumors with HAI pump-catheter implants placed for HAI chemotherapy underwent hepatic SPECT after separate arterial infusions of 37 and 185 MBq of (99m)Tc-MAA via an HAI pump...
May 24, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533802/interobserver-variations-of-target-volume-delineation-and-its-impact-on-irradiated-volume-in-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-with-intraoperative-interstitial-breast-implant
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Ritu Raj Upreti, Ashwini Budrukkar, Tabassum Wadasadawala, Shagun Misra, Lavanya Gurram, Rima Pathak, Deepak D Deshpande
PURPOSE: To investigate the interobserver variations in delineation of lumpectomy cavity (LC) and clinical target volume (CTV), and its impact on irradiated volume in accelerated partial breast irradiation using intraoperative multicatheter brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Delineation of LC and CTV was done by five radiation oncologists on planning computed tomography (CT) scans of 20 patients with intraoperative interstitial breast implant. Cavity visualization index (CVI), four-point index ranging from (0 = poor) to (3 = excellent) was created and assigned by observers for each patient...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504236/switzerland-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Fabio Rigamonti, Gregor Fahrni, Micha Maeder, Stéphane Cook, Daniel Weilenmann, Peter Wenaweser, Christian Röthlisberger, Roberto Corti, Hans Rickli, Christoph Kaiser, Marco Roffi
In 2015, Switzerland had a population of 8.3 million inhabitants. Since the first coronary angioplasty performed by Andreas Grüntzig in Zurich in 1977, the number of percutaneous procedures has steadily increased. The aim of this report is to summarise the current state of catheter-based cardiac interventions in adults in the country and to detail trends between 2010 and 2015. Since 1987, the Working Group for Interventional Cardiology of the Swiss Society of Cardiology has collected annually aggregate data from all facilities with cardiac catheterisation laboratories in the country...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488419/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-contemporary-practice
#4
Kully Sandhu, Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Ashari Afif, James Nolan, Mark G Gunning
BACKGROUND: There has been a revival of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for severe aortic stenosis, as a result of an increasing number of patients undergoing trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). However, there has not been universal adoption of BAV as a standalone, nor bridging therapy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the practice at our institution between June 2009 and May 2016 was performed. Demographic, clinical, procedural, and follow-up data on all patients were collected...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487803/port-placement-via-the-anterior-jugular-venous-system-case-report-anatomic-considerations-and-literature-review
#5
Gernot Rott, Frieder Boecker
We report on a patient who was referred for port implantation with a two-chamber pacemaker aggregate on the right and total occlusion of the central veins on the left side. Venous access for port implantation was performed via left side puncture of the horizontal segment of the anterior jugular vein system (AJVS) and insertion of the port catheter using a crossover technique from the left to the right venous system via the jugular venous arch (JVA). The clinical significance of the AJVS and the JVA for central venous access and port implantation is emphasised and the corresponding literature is reviewed...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473116/elevated-mitral-valve-pressure-gradient-after-mitraclip-implantation-deteriorates-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-severe%C3%A2-heart-failure
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Michael Neuss, Thomas Schau, Akihiro Isotani, Markus Pilz, Maren Schöpp, Christian Butter
OBJECTIVES: This single-center study was performed to analyze the effect of an increased transvalvular gradient after the MitraClip (MC) (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois) procedure on patient outcome during follow-up. BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transcatheter repair of the mitral valve with the MC device has been established as a novel technique for patients with severe mitral regurgitation and high surgical risk. This study investigated the influence of an increased pressure gradient after MC implantation on the long-term outcome of patients...
May 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470480/-bedside-implantation-of-a%C3%A2-new-temporary-vena-cava-inferior-filter-german-results-from-the-european-angel-registry
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S Baumann, T Becher, K Giannakopoulos, C Jabbour, C Fastner, I El-Battrawy, U Ansari, D Lossnitzer, M Behnes, A Alonso, T Kirschning, R Dissmann, O Kueck, D Stern, G Michels, M Borggrefe, I Akin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequently occurring complication in critically ill patients, and the simultaneous occurrence of PE and life-threatening bleeding is a therapeutic dilemma. Inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) may represent an important therapeutic alternative in these cases. The Angel® catheter (Bio2 Medical Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA) is a novel IVCF that provides temporary protection from PE and is implanted at bedside without fluoroscopy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The European Angel® Catheter Registry is an observational, multicenter study...
May 3, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465077/spinal-activation-of-the-npy-y1-receptor-reduces-mechanical-and-cold-allodynia-in-rats-with-chronic-constriction-injury
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Mariana Malet, Candelaria Leiguarda, Guillermo Gastón, Carly McCarthy, Pablo Brumovsky
Neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY) and its associated receptors Y1R and Y2R have been previously implicated in the spinal modulation of neuropathic pain induced by total or partial sectioning of the sciatic nerve. However, their role in chronic constrictive injuries of the sciatic nerve has not yet been described. In the present study, we analyzed the consequences of pharmacological activation of spinal Y1R, by using the specific Y1R agonist Leu(31)Pro(34)-NPY, in rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI). CCI and sham-injury rats were implanted with a permanent intrathecal catheter (at day 7 after injury), and their response to the administration of different doses (2...
April 29, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463827/taurolidine-citrate-lock-therapy-for-primary-prevention-of-catheter-related-infections-in-cancer-patients-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-phase-iv-trial-atapac
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Raffaele Longo, Mathieu Llorens, Christophe Goetz, Christian Platini, Nada Eid, Jocelyne Sellies, Nadia Ouamara, Philippe Quétin
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access port (TIVAP)-related infections (RIs) remain a serious health problem in cancer patients receiving an intravenous (i.v.) therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The ATAPAC study was a prospective, randomized, monocentric, phase IV trial evaluating the efficacy of taurolidine lock solution versus standard saline solution for primary TIVAP-RI prevention in nonhematological cancer patients receiving i.v. chemotherapy. The primary endpoint was the TIVAP-RI incidence rate...
May 3, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446262/dietary-supplementation-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-increases-muscle-net-amino-acid-fluxes-through-elevating-their-substrate-availability-and-intramuscular-catabolism-in-young-pigs
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Liufeng Zheng, Fangrui Zuo, Shengjun Zhao, Pingli He, Hongkui Wei, Quanhang Xiang, Jiaman Pang, Jian Peng
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have been clearly demonstrated to have anabolic effects on muscle protein synthesis. However, little is known about their roles in the regulation of net AA fluxes across skeletal muscle in vivo. This study was aimed to investigate the effect and related mechanisms of dietary supplementation of BCAA on muscle net amino acid (AA) fluxes using the hindlimb flux model. In all fourteen 4-week-old barrows were fed reduced-protein diets with or without supplemental BCAA for 28 d. Pigs were implanted with carotid arterial, femoral arterial and venous catheters, and fed once hourly with intraarterial infusion of p-amino hippurate...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439940/impact-of-operator-experience-and-training-strategy-on-procedural-outcomes-with-leadless-pacing-insights-from-the-micra-transcatheter-pacing-study
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Mikhael El Chami, Robert C Kowal, Kyoko Soejima, Philippe Ritter, Gabor Z Duray, Petr Neuzil, Lluis Mont, Alexander Kypta, Venkata Sagi, J Harrison Hudnall, Kurt Stromberg, Dwight Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Leadless pacemaker systems have been designed to avoid the need for a pocket and transvenous lead. However, delivery of this therapy requires a new catheter-based procedure. This study evaluates the role of operator experience and different training strategies on procedural outcomes. METHODS: A total of 726 patients underwent implant attempt with the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) by 94 operators trained in a teaching laboratory using a simulator, cadaver, and large animal models (lab training) or locally at the hospital with simulator/demo model and proctorship (hospital training)...
April 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411074/low-dose-sustained-release-deoxycorticosterone-acetate-induced-hypertension-in-bama-miniature-pigs-for-renal-sympathetic-nerve-denervation
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Wenzheng Han, Weiyi Fang, Qian Gan, Shaofeng Guan, Yanjie Li, Ming Wang, Kaizheng Gong, Xinkai Qu
Recently, the effectiveness of renal sympathetic nerve denervation for treatment of hypertension has been doubted after SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial. An ideal animal model is still unavailable for preclinical study about catheter-based renal sympathetic nerve denervation for treatment of hypertension. Traditional high-dose deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-induced hypertension pig model has some problems due to extensive end-organ damage. Based on the similarity in the anatomic characteristics of renal artery between pigs and humans, this study was undertaken to establish a low-dose sustained-release DOCA-induced hypertension model in pigs...
March 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406048/placement-of-central-venous-port-catheters-and-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-the-routine-clinical-setting-of-a-radiology-department-analysis-of-costs-and-intervention-duration-learning-curve
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Roman Rotzinger, Bernhard Gebauer, Dirk Schnapauff, Florian Streitparth, Gero Wieners, Christian Grieser, Patrick Freyhardt, Bernd Hamm, Martin H Maurer
Background Placement of central venous port catheters (CVPS) and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) is an integral component of state-of-the-art patient care. In the era of increasing cost awareness, it is desirable to have more information to comprehensively assess both procedures. Purpose To perform a retrospective analysis of interventional radiologic implantation of CVPS and PICC lines in a large patient population including a cost analysis of both methods as well as an investigation the learning curve in terms of the interventions' durations...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395416/-application-of-percutaneous-angiojet-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-symptomatic-portal-and-superior-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis
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J H Song, X He, W S Lou, L Chen, G P Chen, H B Su, W Y Shi, T Wang, B X Zhao, J P Gu
Objective: To evaluate the clinical value of percutaneous AngioJet thrombectomy in treatment of acute symptomatic portal and superior mesenteric venous thrombosis venous thrombosis (PVMVT) . Method: From January 2014 to January 2016, a total of 8 patients in Nanjing First Hospital with PVMVT verified by color Doppler ultrasound and computed tomographic angiography (CTA) were analyzed retrospectively. Under ultrasound guidance , the branch of the right portal vein(PV) was punctured with a micropuncture set and a 4-F infusion catheter was advanced to the superior mesenteric vein(SMV)...
April 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376682/insertion-of-a-totally-implantable-venous-access-port-in-a-patient-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-plsvc
#15
Julie Van Walleghem, Sofie Depuydt, Stijn Schepers
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital variant, but it is the most common venous thoracic malformation, occurring in 0.3-0.5% of the general population. PLSVC is caused by the persistence of the embryological left anterior cardinal vein which normally obliterates and persists as the Marshall ligament. We present the case of a 74-year-old male lung cancer patient, who already underwent an uncomplicated right-hand sided pacemaker insertion in 2006. During implantation of a subcutaneous central venous access port through puncture of the left subclavian vein, a PLSVC was discovered...
April 5, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323880/randomized-controlled-trials-in-central-vascular-access-devices-a-scoping-review
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Mari Takashima, Gillian Ray-Barruel, Amanda Ullman, Samantha Keogh, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for central venous access devices, however, high complication rates remain. Scoping reviews map the available evidence and demonstrate evidence deficiencies to focus ongoing research priorities. METHOD: A scoping review (January 2006-December 2015) of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to improve central venous access device outcomes; including peripherally inserted central catheters, non-tunneled, tunneled and totally implanted venous access catheters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315573/mortality-length-of-stay-and-cost-implications-of-procedural-bleeding-after-percutaneous-interventions-using-large-bore-catheters
#17
Björn Redfors, Brendan M Watson, Thomas McAndrew, Emilie Palisaitis, Dominic P Francese, Mehdi Razavi, Jordan Safirstein, Roxana Mehran, Ajay J Kirtane, Philippe Généreux
Importance: Bleeding complications after percutaneous transcatheter interventions that used large-bore catheters are frequent and associated with high mortality and morbidity. Objective: To describe the incidence of bleeding complications among patients undergoing contemporary endovascular interventions involving large-bore catheters and its association with in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and health care cost. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study analyzed all 17 672 patients from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample database who were recorded as having undergone a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (n = 3223), an endovascular aneurysm repair (n = 12 633), or a percutaneous left ventricular assist device implant (n = 1816) between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013...
March 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314672/fenestration-of-a-papyrus-pk-covered-stent-to-recover-the-occluded-left-main-bifurcation-after-sealing-a-left-main-perforation-during-a-cto-procedure
#18
Gerald S Werner, Waqar H Ahmed
Covered stents are indicated for coronary perforations, but they may seal off major side branches in that process. We report the successful sealing of an ostial left main perforation, induced by a guide catheter in the course of a retrograde approach to treat a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the right coronary artery (RCA) in a 76year old woman with prior CABG. The implanted Papyrus covered stent, however, overlapped the left main bifurcation and occluded the non-grafted circumflex artery (CX) resulting in acute ischemia...
March 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292751/impact-of-substrate-modification-by-catheter-ablation-on-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-interventions-in-patients-with-unstable-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-multicenter-randomized-controlled-sms-substrate-modification
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Karl-Heinz Kuck, Roland Richard Tilz, Thomas Deneke, Boris A Hoffmann, Rodolfo Ventura, Peter Steen Hansen, Markus Zarse, Stefan H Hohnloser, Josef Kautzner, Stephan Willems
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the standard therapy to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with coronary artery disease and unstable ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The prospective multinational SMS (Substrate Modification Study) was designed to assess whether prophylactic ablation of the arrhythmogenic substrate reduces or prevents the recurrence of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 111 patients included in an intention-to-treat analysis, 54 were randomly assigned catheter ablation plus ICD implantation (ablation group: 68±8 years; 47 men), whereas 57 were assigned ICD implantation without catheter ablation (ICD-only group: 66±8 years; 46 men)...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286623/effective-management-of-bone-fractures-with-the-illuminoss%C3%A2-photodynamic-bone-stabilization-system-initial-clinical-experience-from-the-european-union-registry
#20
Thomas Gausepohl, Dietmar Pennig, Steffen Heck, Sascha Gick, Paul A Vegt, Jon E Block
The IlluminOss(®) system (IS) uses a light-curable polymer contained within an inflatable balloon catheter, forming a patient customized intramedullary implant. A registry was established in Germany and The Netherlands to prospectively collect technical and clinical outcomes in patients treated with IS for fractures of the phalange, metacarpal, radius, ulna, distal radius, fibula, clavicle and/or olecranon. Humeral, femoral, tibial and pelvic fractures were included under compassionate use. Procedural success included successful placement of the device at the target fracture site and achievement of fracture stabilization...
February 20, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
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