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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544033/impaired-neurovascular-reactivity-in-the-microvasculature-of-pregnant-women-with-preeclampsia
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Karine Ferreira Agra, Isabelle Eunice Albuquerque Pontes, José Roberto da Silva, José Natal Figueiroa, Geraldine F Clough, João Guilherme Bezerra Alves
Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with maternal vascular dysfunction, leading to serious cardiovascular risk both during and following pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To assess microvascular reactivity in pregnant women with PE. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 36 pregnant women with PE and 36 normotensive pregnant women (C) in the third trimester. Skin microvascular blood flow was measured using laser Doppler flowmetry at rest (RF), during the maximum hyperaemic response to brief arterial occlusion (MF) and during the sympathetically-mediated constrictor response to deep inspiratory breath hold (IBH)...
May 19, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537810/incidence-and-characteristics-of-venous-thrombotic-events-in-pediatric-cancer-patients-a-20-year-experience-in-the-maritimes-canada
#2
Zeina Asyyed, Tamara MacDonald, Carol Digout, Ketan Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE: Venous thrombotic events (VTE) are a well-recognized complication in pediatric cancer patients. Population-based data on the incidence and characteristics of VTE in all pediatric cancer patients are limited. This information is crucial to identify patients at high risk and design targeted interventions accordingly. The present study was designed to determine the incidence and characteristics of VTE in the pediatric oncology population. PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a retrospective, population-based, cohort study of patients treated in the Maritimes, Canada between 1995 and 2015...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534703/chlorhexidine-and-silver-sulfadiazine-coating-on-central-venous-catheters-is-not-sufficient-for-protection-against-catheter-related-infection-simulation-based-laboratory-research-with-clinical-validation
#3
Yoon Ji Choi, Jae Kwan Lim, Jeong Jun Park, Hyub Huh, Dong-Joo Kim, Chang-Hoon Gong, Seung Zhoo Yoon
Objective The efficacy of chlorhexidine- and silver sulfadiazine-coated central venous catheters (CSS-CVC) against catheter-related infection remains controversial. We hypothesized that the loss of silver nanoparticles may reduce the antibacterial efficacy of CSS-CVCs and that this loss could be due to the frictional force between the surface of the CVC and the bloodstream. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the antimicrobial effect of CSS-CVCs decreases with increasing exposure time in a bloodstream model and quantitatively assay the antimicrobial effect of CSS-CVCs compared with polyurethane and antiseptic-impregnated CVCs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515611/malposition-of-the-central-venous-catheter-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#4
Sameer N Desai, Santosh K Dasar, V Mithali
A 50-year-old male was admitted to Intensive Care Unit with head and chest injury needed multiple central venous catheter (CVC) for the long-term intravenous access. Right internal jugular vein was cannulated uneventfully, and the tip of CVC was confirmed in the chest radiograph along the right border of the mediastinum. After few days, left subclavian vein was cannulated and the procedure was uneventful. However, the postprocedure Chest X-ray showed the CVC along the left border of mediastinum rather than the right border...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514783/dialysis-access-as-an-area-of-improvement-in-elderly-incident-hemodialysis-patients-results-from-a-cohort-study-from-the-international-monitoring-dialysis-outcomes-initiative
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Jochen G Raimann, Claudia Barth, Len A Usvyat, Priscila Preciado, Bernard Canaud, Michael Etter, Xiaoqi Xu, Adrian Guinsburg, Christina Marelli, Neill Duncan, Albert Power, Frank M van der Sande, Jeroen P Kooman, Stephan Thijssen, Yuedong Wang, Peter Kotanko
BACKGROUND: Commencing hemodialysis (HD) using a catheter is associated with a higher risk of adverse outcomes, and early conversion from central-venous catheter (CVC) to arteriovenous fistula/graft (non-CVC) improves outcomes. We investigated CVC prevalence and conversion, and their effects on outcomes during the first year of HD in a multinational cohort of elderly patients. METHODS: Patients ≥70 years from the MONDO Initiative who commenced HD between 2000 and 2010 in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North-, and South-America and survived at least 6 months were included in this investigation...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510986/blood-pressure-normalization-via-pharmacotherapy-improves-cutaneous-microvascular-function-through-no-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
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Daniel H Craighead, Caroline J Smith, Lacy M Alexander
Hypertension is associated with endothelial dysfunction and vascular remodeling. OBJECTIVE: To assess effects of antihypertensive pharmacotherapy on eNOS and iNOS-dependent mechanisms and maximal vasodilator capacity in the cutaneous microvasculature METHODS: Intradermal microdialysis fibers were placed in 15 normotensive (SBP 111±2 mmHg), 12 unmedicated hypertensive (SBP 142±2 mmHg), and 12 medicated hypertensive (SBP 120±2 mmHg) subjects. Treatments were control, iNOS-inhibited (1400w), and NOS-inhibited (L-NAME)...
May 16, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505167/relationship-of-hyperlipidemia-to-comorbidities-and-lung-function-in-copd-results-of-the-cosyconet-cohort
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Kathrin Kahnert, Tanja Lucke, Rudolf M Huber, Jürgen Behr, Frank Biertz, Anja Vogt, Henrik Watz, Peter Alter, Sebastian Fähndrich, Robert Bals, Rolf Holle, Stefan Karrasch, Sandra Söhler, Margarethe Wacker, Joachim H Ficker, Klaus G Parhofer, Claus Vogelmeier, Rudolf A Jörres
Although hyperlipidemia is common in COPD, its relationship to comorbidities, risk factors and lung function in COPD has not been studied in detail. Using the baseline data of the COSYCONET cohort we addressed this question. Data from 1746 COPD patients (GOLD stage 1-4; mean age 64.6 y, mean FEV1%pred 57%) were evaluated, focusing on the comorbidities hyperlipidemia, diabetes and cardiovascular complex (CVC; including arterial hypertension, cardiac failure, ischemic heart disease). Risk factors comprised age, gender, BMI, and packyears of smoking...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495535/endoluminal-dilation-technique-to-remove-stuck-port-a-cath-a-case-report
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Paolo Cerini, Giuseppe Guzzardi, Andrea Galbiati, Carmelo Stanca, Bruno Del Sette, Alessandro Carriero
Port-a-cath is a type of central venous catheter (CVC) designed to allow repeated access to the venous system for parenteral delivery of medications, fluids, and nutritional solutions and for sampling venous blood. After years of use or in case of damage, CVC must be removed and eventually replaced: the recovery of the device should normally be easy, with a small surgical incision of the skin and tissues surrounding the device and pulling the catheter. Sometimes scar tissue can develop around the device, making it resistant to removal even after application of forceful traction...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489757/ultrasound-guided-catheterization-of-the-left-subclavian-vein-without-recognition-of-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-a-case-report
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Sun Young Park, Jae Hwa Yoo, Mun Gyu Kim, Sang Ho Kim, Byoung-Won Park, Hong Chul Oh, Hojoon Kim
RATIONALE: A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is rare, but the most common thoracic venous anomaly. We report a case of PLSVC unrecognized during left subclavian vein catheterization using real-time ultrasound-guided supraclavicular approach. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 79-year-old man with history of hypertension presented with traumatic subdural hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and epidural hemorrhage. Before the operation, a central venous catheter (CVC) was placed into the left subclavian vein...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489320/role-of-cyclooxygenase-in-the-vascular-responses-to-extremity-cooling-in-caucasian-and-african-males
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Matthew J Maley, James R House, Michael J Tipton, Clare M Eglin
African descent (AFD) individuals are more susceptible to non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) and experience an exaggerated cutaneous vasoconstrictor response to hand cooling compared with Caucasians (CAU). Using a placebo-controlled, crossover design, this study tested the hypothesis that cyclooxygenase (COX) may, in part, be responsible for the exaggerated vasoconstrictor response to local cooling in AFD. Twelve AFD and twelve CAU young healthy males completed foot cooling and hand cooling (separately, in 8°C water for 30 minutes) with spontaneous rewarming in 30°C air following placebo or aspirin (COX inhibition) treatment...
May 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485045/performance-and-safety-of-femoral-central-venous-catheters-in-pediatric-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection
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Laura Cooling, Sandra Hoffmann, Dawn Webb, Chisa Yamada, Robertson Davenport, Sung Won Choi
INTRODUCTION: Autologous peripheral blood hematopoietic progenitor cell collection (A-HPCC) in children typically requires placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) for venous access. There is scant published data regarding the performance and safety of femoral CVCs in pediatric A-HPCC. METHODS: Seven-year, retrospective study of A-HPCC in pediatric patients collected between 2009 and January 2017. Inclusion criteria were an age ≤ 21 years and A-HPCC using a femoral CVC for venous access...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481301/convolutional-neural-network-based-human-detection-in-nighttime-images-using-visible-light-camera-sensors
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Jong Hyun Kim, Hyung Gil Hong, Kang Ryoung Park
Because intelligent surveillance systems have recently undergone rapid growth, research on accurately detecting humans in videos captured at a long distance is growing in importance. The existing research using visible light cameras has mainly focused on methods of human detection for daytime hours when there is outside light, but human detection during nighttime hours when there is no outside light is difficult. Thus, methods that employ additional near-infrared (NIR) illuminators and NIR cameras or thermal cameras have been used...
May 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477375/oral-l-tyrosine-supplementation-augments-the-vasoconstriction-response-to-whole-body-cooling-in-older-adults
#13
James A Lang, Kevin A Smaller
L-tyrosine is the primary substrate for noradrenaline biosynthesis within sympathetic axon terminals. Under stressful conditions requiring increased catecholamine production, axonal L-tyrosine concentration may limit the full expression of the sympathetic effector response and this may be particularly evident in older adults. We hypothesize that oral L-tyrosine supplementation will increase the sympathetic response to whole-body cooling and muscle metaboreflex activation. In a randomized, double-blind design, eleven young (Y = 24 ± 1 years) and eleven older (O = 68 ± 4 years) participants ingested either 150 mg kg(-1) of L-tyrosine or placebo prior to commencing 30 minutes of whole-body cooling to induce a gradual decline in skin temperature from 34 to 30...
May 5, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475779/comparative-efficacy-of-antimicrobial-central-venous-catheters-in-reducing-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-adults-abridged-cochrane-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Huey Yi Chong, Nai Ming Lai, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Background: The efficacy of antimicrobial central venous catheters (CVCs) remains questionable. In this network meta-analysis, we aimed to assess the comparative efficacy of antimicrobial CVC impregnations in reducing catheter-related infections in adults. Methods: We searched 4 electronic databases (Medline, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Embase, CINAHL) and internet sources for randomized controlled trials, ongoing clinical trials, and unpublished studies up to August 2016...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473615/ten-days-of-repeated-local-forearm-heating-does-not-affect-cutaneous-vascular-function
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Michael A Francisco, Vienna E Brunt, Krista Nicole Jensen, Santiago Lorenzo, Christopher Todd Minson
The aim of the present study was to determine whether 10 days of repeated local heating was capable of inducing peripheral adaptations to the cutaneous vasculature, and to investigate potential mechanisms of adaptation. We also assessed maximal forearm blood flow to determine if repeated local heating affects maximal dilator capacity. METHODS: Before and after 10 days of heat training consisting of one-hour forearm exposures to 42°C water, or 32°C (control) in the contralateral arm (randomized and counterbalanced), we assessed hyperemia to rapid local heating of the skin (N=14 young, recreationally-active subjects)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473028/-consequences-of-a-misplaced-central-venous-catheter
#16
Daniel Meier Gleesborg, Svend Erik Heiselberg, Ole Brink
Central venous catheter (CVC) is useful for prolonged intravenous treatment, but not without risk. This is a case report of a 21-year-old male with a rare incident of CVC misplacement from the right subclavian vein to the left. The misplacement caused severe discomfort and possibly secondary thrombosis (VT) of deep cervical veins. The CVK was removed, and the patient was treated with rivaroxaban for three months, which made him recover without sequelae. VT, due to CVC, can cause a potentially life-threatening pulmonary embolism...
April 24, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471906/utility-of-ultrasound-guidance-for-central-venous-access-in-children
#17
Chen He, Rebecca Vieira, Jennifer R Marin
BACKGROUND: Placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) in a pediatric patient is an important skill for pediatric emergency medicine physicians but can be challenging and time consuming. Ultrasound (US) guidance has been shown to improve success of central line placement in adult patients. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to review the literature and evaluate the benefit of US guidance in the placement of CVCs, specifically in pediatric emergency department patients, and to review the procedure...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469899/reducing-central-venous-catheter-use-in-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-donation-quality-improvement-report
#18
Samer Ghazi, Ahmed Alaskar, Mohsen Alzahrani, Moussab Damlaj, Khadega A Abuelgasim, Giamal Gmati, Mona Alshami, Salman Alshammary, Khaled Al-Surimi, Hind Salama, Ayman Alhejazi, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh
Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection from donors through apheresis has become the main source of stem cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This procedure requires a high blood flow venous access. A peripheral venous catheter (PVC), compared to a central venous catheter (CVC), is considered to provide safer venous access. However, initially at our institution, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City - Riyadh, a CVC was frequently used (72%). A quality improvement multidisciplinary team has been formed to conduct a systematic quality performance analysis to evaluate the current process of collecting donor PBSCs with the aim to reduce CVC use to less than the international benchmark (20%)...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462656/peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-for-calcium-requirements-after-successful-parathyroidectomy-a-comparison-with-centrally-inserted-catheters
#19
H J Qi, W W Yang, L D Zhang, X J Shi, Q Y Li, T Ye
BACKGROUND Intravenous calcium supplements are often required following parathyroidectomy to avoid postoperative hypocalcaemia. The aim of this study was to compare application effect of a femoral central venous catheter (CVC) and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) on intravenous calcium supplements after parathyroidectomy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the hospital records of 73 patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism who underwent a successful parathyroidectomy at the Huashan Hospital attached to Fudan University between 1 April 2011 and 1 February 2016...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462650/mechanical-complications-of-central-venous-catheterisation-in-trauma-patients
#20
J Odendaal, V Y Kong, B Sartorius, T Y Liu, Y Y Liu, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION Central venous catheterisation (CVC) is a commonly performed procedure in a wide variety of hospital settings and is associated with appreciable morbidity. There is a paucity of literature focusing on mechanical complications specifically in the trauma setting. The aim of our study was to determine the spectrum of mechanical complications in a high-volume trauma centre in a developing world setting where ultrasound guidance was not available. METHODS A retrospective study was performed analysing data from a four-year period at the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service in South Africa...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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