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Gabriel Carvajal, Denis Dupoiron, Valerie Seegers, Nathalie Lebrec, François Boré, Pierre-Yves Dubois, Damien Leblanc, Thierry Delorme, Sabrina Jubier-Hamon
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in Europe and the United States. Studies have demonstrated that patients with pancreatic cancer have a high prevalence of pain, with rates varying from 47% to 82%. Analgesia using intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) has been poorly studied specifically in this population. METHODS: The IDDS for pancreatic cancer pain was a follow-up observational study designed to evaluate 11-year results of IDDS for refractory pancreatic cancer pain at the Institut de Cancérologie de L'Ouest, Paul Papin in France...
March 14, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
James C Barton, Jackson Clayborn Barton, Luigi F Bertoli
BACKGROUND: We sought to learn more about the utility and safety of implanted ports for monthly immunoglobulin G infusions in adults with primary immune deficiency. METHODS: We reviewed charts of adults who were referred to a single practice during the interval 2006-2016 for evaluation and management of frequent or severe upper and lower respiratory tract and other infections, subnormal total immunoglobulin G or immunoglobulin G subclasses, and suboptimal responses to polyvalent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccinations; were diagnosed to have primary immune deficiency; and were advised to undergo immunoglobulin G therapy...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Afsha Aurshina, Anil Hingorani, Ahmad Alsheekh, Pavel Kibrik, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
OBJECTIVE: It has been a widely accepted practice that a previous placed pacemaker, automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators, or central line can be a contraindication to placing a hemodialysis catheter in the ipsilateral jugular vein. Fear of dislodging pacing wires, tunneling close to the battery site or causing venous obstruction has been a concern for surgeons and interventionalists alike. We suggest that this phobia may be unfounded. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients in whom hemodialysis catheters were placed over a period of 10 years...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Mauro Sergio Martins Marrocos, Thais Marques S Gentil, Fernanda de C Lima, Sandra Maria R Laranja
PURPOSE: Real-time ultrasound is indicated for hemodialysis catheters' insertion in internal jugular veins. We evaluated unsuccessful implantation of short-term hemodialysis catheters in internal jugular veins using real-time ultrasound between patients with and without previous short-term catheters. METHODS: Observational open-label study of unsuccessful implantation of short-term hemodialysis catheters in internal jugular veins using real-time ultrasound from July 2013 to August 2014...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Viktor Smanykó, Norbert Mészáros, Mihály Újhelyi, Georgina Fröhlich, Gábor Stelczer, Tibor Major, Zoltán Mátrai, Csaba Polgár
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To report the clinical outcomes of second breast-conserving therapy with perioperative interstitial radiotherapy for the treatment of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrences. METHOD: Between 1999 and 2015, 33 patients, presenting with an ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence after previous breast conserving therapy, were salvaged by re-excision and perioperative high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy. A median of 8 (range: 4-24) catheters were implanted into the tumor bed intraoperatively...
March 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
Malinda S Lee, Eden R Cardozo, Anatte E Karmon, Diane L Wright, Thomas L Toth
OBJECTIVE: To identify the impact of embryo transfer time (total seconds from the loading of the transfer catheter to the expulsion of the embryo(s) into the uterine cavity) on clinical pregnancy (CPR), implantation (IR), and live birth (LBR) rates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic hospital practice. PATIENT(S): A total of 465 women undergoing 571 frozen-embryo transfers with the use of cryopreserved blastocysts in a single academic institution from 2007 through 2014...
March 7, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Shin-Seok Yang, Moon Sang Ahn
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety, technical feasibility, and complications of totally implanted central venous access ports (TIVAPs) in the upper arm, for comparison with trans-jugular chest ports in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: In total, 223 consecutive female breast cancer patients who received a TIVAP in the upper arm or chest between July 2014 and February 2016 were included. All procedures were performed via a sonographic and fluoroscopic-guided approach using the Seldinger technique under local anesthesia...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Alexander Lauten, Hans R Figulla, Axel Unbehaun, Neil Fam, Joachim Schofer, Torsten Doenst, Joerg Hausleiter, Marcus Franz, Christian Jung, Henryk Dreger, David Leistner, Brunilda Alushi, Anja Stundl, Ulf Landmesser, Volkmar Falk, Karl Stangl, Michael Laule
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter caval valve implantation is under evaluation as a treatment option for inoperable patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). The procedure involves the catheter-based implantation of bioprosthetic valves in the inferior vena cava and superior vena cava to treat symptoms associated with TR. This study is the first to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of this interventional concept. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-five patients (mean age, 73...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
Chongqing Huang, Guanfeng Yu, Jingyong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of endovascular interventional treatment for iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data of 68 patients with IVCS, underwent interventional treatment in our hospital, were analyzed retrospectively. Among these patients, 46 were complicated with lower extremity varicose veins. 65 patients underwent stent implantation, while 3 patients underwent simple balloon angioplasty. 14 patients were complicated with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and 11patients with acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT)...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Sophie Otter, Amanda Coates, Adrian Franklin, Melanie Cunningham, Alexandra Stewart
PURPOSE: Image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT) is an essential component of the treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer. Interstitial (IS) catheters are being increasingly used for bulkier tumors. We have retrospectively assessed the dosimetric impact of IS catheters. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients who received IGBT for cervical cancer between August 2014 and February 2017 were identified. Clinical and dosimetric data were collected. Patients were grouped into the intracavitary (IC) cohort or the IC and IS implant (IC/IS) cohort...
February 6, 2018: Brachytherapy
Alexander Fürnkranz, Hisaki Makimoto
Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia: Frequent monomorphic premature ventricular contractions or non-sustained ventricular tachycardia without underlying structural heart disease is not a rare condition and may cause significant symptoms. A subgroup of patients develops IVT-associated cardiomyopathy. Current ESC guidelines recommend primary catheter ablation in symptomatic patients with right ventricular outflow tract IVT. Catheter ablation is also recommended in symptomatic patients with a left ventricular outflow tract (or other rare) origin, if antiarrhythmic drugs are ineffective or not desired...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Yuki Imaoka, Fumito Kuranishi, Yoshiteru Ogawa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The need for totally implantable central venous access devices (TICVADs) has increased with increased opportunities in the use of chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition. This study aimed to determine the outcomes of TICVAD implantation and use in patients aged ≥85 years. METHODS: Between January 2010 and August 2016, 117 patients underwent TICVAD implantation and their records were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Participants were divided into 2 groups (plus-85 and sub-85 groups)...
January 19, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Background: To determine potential predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurring late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Methods: Since 1964, 415 patients had undergone total repair for TOF at Niigata University Hospital. Of these, 89 patients who were followed for more than 10 years at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24.3 years. During the study period, one patient died of cerebral bleeding, and two patients had SCD...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Andrej Pala, Fadi Awad, Michael Braun, Michal Hlavac, Arthur Wunderlich, Bernd Schmitz, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Jan Coburger
OBJECTIVE The gold standard for evaluation of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt position, dislocation, or disconnection is conventional radiography. Yet, assessment with this modality can be challenging because of low image quality and can result in repetitive radiation exposure with high fluctuation in the radiation dose. Recently, CT-based radiation doses have been significantly reduced by using low-dose protocols. Thus, whole-body low-dose CT (LDCT) has become applicable for routine use in VP shunt evaluation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Martin Jonczyk, Bernhard Gebauer, Roman Rotzinger, Dirk Schnapauff, Bernd Hamm, Federico Collettini
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable central venous port systems provide a safe and effective, long-term means of access for administration of hyperosmolar, local irritant medication, such as chemotherapy, antibiotics and parenteral nutrition. AIM: To evaluate the combination of access site and level of experience on fluoroscopy times (FT) and dose area products (DAP) during implantation of port catheters in a large patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1,870 patients (992 women, 878 men; age: 61±13...
January 2018: In Vivo
Susanne Anton, T Oechtering, E Stahlberg, F Jacob, M Kleemann, J Barkhausen, J P Goltz
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular revascularization of malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) and simultaneous implantation of a totally implantable venous access port (TIVAP) using a dual venous approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, 31 patients (mean age 67 ± 8 years) with malignant CVO who had undergone revascularization by implantation of a self-expanding stent into the superior vena cava (SVC) (Sinus XL®, OptiMed, Germany; n = 11 [Group1] and Protégé ™ EverFlex, Covidien, Ireland; n = 20 [Group 2]) via a transfemoral access were identified...
December 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Nicolò Mauro, Domenico Schillaci, Paola Varvarà, Maria Grazia Cusimano, Daniela Maria Geraci, Mario Giuffrè, Gennara Cavallaro, Carmelo Massimo Maida, Gaetano Giammona
There are few therapeutic options to simultaneously tackle Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, two of the most relevant nosocomial and antibiotic-resistant pathogens responsible for implant, catheters and wound severe infections. The design and synthesis of polymers with inherent antimicrobial activity have gained increasing attention as a safe strategy to treat multidrug-resistant microbes. Here, we tested the activity of a new polymeric derivative with glyco-polypeptide architecture (PAA-VC) bearing L-arginine, vancomycin and colistin as side chains acting against multiple targets, which give rise to a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity favorably combining specific and nonspecific perturbation of the bacterial membrane...
December 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Nataliya Bahatyrevich, Qiong Yang, Nicholas C Cavarocchi, Hitoshi Hirose
BACKGROUND: Interventions in patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the intensive care unit (ICU) are typically performed based on the results of conventional monitoring, such as vital signs and Swan-Ganz catheter (SGC) and LVAD parameters. These variables might not always accurately reflect a patient's cardiac function, volume status, and interventricular septal configuration, however. To assess the accuracy of standard monitoring, we performed routine continuous hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) to evaluate cardiac function, volume status, and septal position...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Bing Liu, MingYuan Liu, LiHong Yan, JunWei Yan, Jiang Wu, XueFei Jiao, MingJin Guo
Objective This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) combined with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) and lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (LEDVT). Methods In total, 20 consecutive patients with APE and LEDVT were prospectively selected for PMT combined with CDT. Mechanical thrombus fragmentation and aspiration using a pigtail rotation catheter followed by CDT was performed in each patient...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
George Α Sigalos, Yannis Michalopoulos, Athanasios G Kastoras, Olga Triantafyllidou, Nikos F Vlahos
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective randomized control trial was to evaluate if the use of two different volumes (20-25 vs 40-45 μl) of media used for embryo transfer affects the clinical outcomes in fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. METHODS: In total, 236 patients were randomized in two groups, i.e., "low volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 20-25 μl of medium and "high volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 40-45 μl of medium...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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