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Takuro Sunada, Satoshi Kamido, Akihiro Hamada, Keiji Kato, Hirotsugu Uetsuki, Hiroaki Kawanishi, Kazuhiro Okumura
A 55-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with dysuria. We were unable to catheterize her using a nelaton catheter because of a urethral stricture, resulting in a large residual urine volume on ultrasonography. The circumference of the periurethral tissue was also thickened and the entire length of the urethra was stenotic, without apparent cause, on magnetic resonance imaging. Biopsy did not reveal malignancy. The pathological diagnosis of the periurethral tissue was simply fibrosis, and there was no definitive diagnosis...
September 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Ranjit Kumar Nath, Ajay Raj, C Parvatagouda, Neeraj Pandit
Left ventricular lead placement in the appropriate branch of coronary sinus is the key to successful cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and this step is technically challenging. We describe a case of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy with heart failure, taken up for cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation. The quadripolar left ventricular lead was impossible to advance into the target lateral branch of the coronary sinus. We made a veno-venous loop, advancing the coronary guidewire through the middle cardiac vein to coronary sinus and then to superior vena cava...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Lei Zhao, Long-Bo Li, Zhi-Hui Wang, Yong-Feng Shi, Jun-Duo Wu, Ji-Chang Zhang, Bin Liu
BACKGROUND: The CrossBoss coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) crossing catheter has been demonstrated to have greatly improved the success rate of crossing CTO lesions, but there are no published data on its application for in-stent CTO lesions. METHODS: In the current study, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 8 patients with in-stent CTO lesions that were managed with the CrossBoss catheter and herein we report the efficacy and safety of the CrossBoss crossing and re-entry system for this clinically challenging condition...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Connie Huang, Jonathan Kung, Yong Liu, Audrey Tse, Anuj Datta, Inder Singh, Viktor E Eysselein, Sofiya Reicher
Background and aims: Post-ERCP complications increase with repeated attempts at cannulation. We evaluated several advanced biliary cannulation techniques applied when the standard approach fails. Methods: In total, 1873 consecutive patients underwent ERCP at our institution during the period 2010 - 2014. Guidewire-assisted (GA) cannulation with no contrast injection until deep biliary cannulation was considered the standard technique. Advanced techniques used were double wire-guided (DWG) cannulation, transpancreatic papillary septotomy (TPS), and needle-knife sphincterotomy (NKS)...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Yu Xiao, Jian Zhou, Xiaolong Wei, Yudong Sun, Lei Zhang, Jiaxuan Feng, Rui Feng, Zhiqing Zhao, Zaiping Jing
BACKGROUND: Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a nonspecific chronic inflammation of the aorta and its branches. This study compared the outcomes of surgical treatments including bypass surgery, cutting balloon angioplasty and conventional balloon angioplasty to TA patients exhibiting supra-aortic arterial (SAA). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on 42 TA patients, obtained from hospital database, who underwent surgical therapy due to SAA lesions from January 2010 to March 2015...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Hsiu-Yu Fang, Wei-Chieh Lee, Chih-Yuan Fang, Chiung-Jen Wu
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) has recently become popular among interventional cardiologists. CTO originating from the ostium has been one of the most difficult CTO lesions to treat with PCI for a number of reasons. Our aim was to illustrate a specific technique during retrograde CTO PCI referred to as the "snare technique."We retrospectively examined the use of "snare technique" among 371 consecutive retrograde CTO PCIs performed at our institution between 2006 and 2015...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Luca Ferretto, Sandro Irsara
PURPOSE: To describe a sac embolization technique modification for type II endoleak prevention that makes a totally percutaneous approach feasible during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using the Excluder stent-graft. TECHNIQUE: Percutaneous access of the common femoral arteries is obtained and 2 suture-mediated closure systems are placed on each side. A 16-F or 18-F sheath is placed for delivery of the Excluder stent-graft main body and a 16-F sheath is used on the contralateral side...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Yaoping Shi, Jianfeng Wang, Zhibin Bai, Yonggang Li, Longhua Qiu, Bo Zhai, Feng Zhang, Xiaoming Yang
Despite recent advances in surgical technique and treatment strategies for esophageal cancer (EC), to effectively manage the advanced (metastatic or disseminated) and recurrent EC still remain a great challenge. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using intra-esophagus radiofrequency hyperthermia to enhance local HSV-TK/ganciclovir-mediated suicide gene therapy of an innovative animal models with orthotopic esophageal squamous cancers. Human esophageal squamous cancer (ESCa) cells were labeled with lentivirus/luciferase...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
Lihua Wang, Fang Wei, Haiyan Chen, Guijiang Sun, Haibo Yu, Aili Jiang
PURPOSE: For patients who rely on a tunneled cuffed catheter, replacement or catheter removal is typically necessary. We recently performed a modified de novo insertion technique for catheter replacement in our practice. As the technique has not yet been studied comprehensively, we performed a retrospective study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of de novo placed catheter without delay for catheter replacement in elderly hemodialysis patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 164 elderly patients was conducted during a period of three years...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Stanisław Pieczarkowski, Marek Woynarowski, Piotr Landowski, Robert Wilk, Adam Daukszewicz, Ewa Toporowska-Kowalska, Piotr Albrecht, Iwona Ignys, Elżbieta Czkwianianc, Elżbieta Jarocka-Cyrta, Bartosz Korczowski
INTRODUCTION: Oesophageal strictures are rare in children but may require endoscopic dilation. AIM: To gather information on centres performing endoscopic oesophageal dilation in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data were obtained from questionnaires concerning the relevant data mailed to 22 paediatric endoscopy centres. Completed questionnaires were received from 11 centres. RESULTS: In 2010 the 11 Polish paediatric endoscopy centres performed a total of 10,650 endoscopic procedures...
2016: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
Hung-Hao Lee, Po-Chao Hsu, Wen-Hsien Lee, Chun-Yuan Chu, Ho-Ming Su, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Wen-Chol Voon, Wen-Ter Lai, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu, Cheng-An Chiu
A 66-year-old male was treated percutaneously for a bifurcation lesion of the left anterior descending coronary artery by provisional stenting using the jailed wire technique. After successfully stenting the main branch, retraction of the looped main branch guidewire was impossible. After using an intravascular ultrasound we discovered the guidewire was entangled with a stent strut. Thereafter, the proximal stent elongated after retraction. With the support of an over-the-wire microcatheter, we finally pulled out the entrapped guidewire...
September 2016: Acta Cardiol Sin
Alfredo R Galassi, Satoru Sumitsuji, Marouane Boukhris, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Carlo Di Mario, Roberto Garbo, James C Spratt, Evald H Christiansen, Andrea Gagnor, Alexandre Avran, Georgios Sianos, Gerald S Werner
Intravascular ultrasound has been used for >20 years to guide percutaneous coronary intervention in different subsets of coronary lesions. During the last decade, the interest in percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion (CTO) has increased dramatically, leading to high success rates. Failure of guidewire crossing is the most common reason for failed CTO attempts. Certain angiographic features, such as blunt proximal CTO cap, tortuosity, heavy calcification, and lack of visibility of path in the distal vessel, increase procedural difficulty...
October 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Patrick-Julien Treacy, Art R Rastinehad, Laetitia Imbert de la Phalecque, Laetitia Albano, Matthieu Durand
Background: Ureteral stenosis is part of the common complications of renal graft reported in 3% to 7% of cases. Multiple treatments have been introduced regarding length and position of the stenosis. Metal stents for urologic purpose were created in 1998. Double percutaneous antegrade and transurethral retrograde access to a ureteral stenosis to a long-term metal stent procedure has been rarely described. Case Presentation: Here, we present a case of a ureteral stricture in a double ipsilateral kidney graft with a common ureter...
2016: J Endourol Case Rep
Kim Tong, Chick Weisse, Allyson C Berent
OBJECTIVE To describe the technique and outcome for male dogs undergoing rigid urethrocystoscopy via a novel percutaneous, fluoroscopic-assisted perineal approach. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 19 client-owned male dogs. PROCEDURES Medical records of male dogs that underwent urethrocystoscopy via a percutaneous perineal approach for treatment of a variety of conditions from 2005 through 2014 were reviewed. Signalment, history, pertinent diagnostic imaging results, endourologic and postprocedure details, duration of hospitalization, complications, and outcome (short-term, < 1 month; long-term, ≥ 1 month) were recorded...
October 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki
Massive bleeding of Dieulafoy lesions were reported about 1-2% of all digestive tract bleedings. As it occurs mainly in the stomach, it is rare in colon and rectum [1, 2]. Over-The-Scope-Clip (OTSC) delivered to the cecum guidewire-assisted technique could save the life in critical condition with hypovolemic shock due to Dieulafoy bleeding [3]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 3, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Zhibin Bai, Yaoping Shi, Jianfeng Wang, Longhua Qiu, Eric J Monroe, Gaojun Teng, Feng Zhang, Xiaoming Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate the technical feasibility of using ultrasound-guided intratumoral radiofrequency hyperthermia (RFH) to enhance local chemotherapy of rat orthotopic pancreatic cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Orthotopic pancreatic cancer masses were established by inoculating luciferase/mCherry labeled-pancreatic cancer cells into the pancreatic tails of Lewis model rats via a laparotomy approach. Twenty-four rats with pancreatic cancer and 24 mice with subcutaneous pancreatic cancer xenografts in four study groups (n = 6/group) received various treatments: i) combination therapy of intratumoral MR imaging-heating-guidewire-mediated RFH (42oC) plus local chemotherapy (gemcitabine); ii) intratumoral chemotherapy alone; iii) RFH alone; and (iv)phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Andrew S Griffin, Shawn M Gage, Jeffrey H Lawson, Charles Y Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether the use of a staged Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO; Merit Medical, South Jordan, Utah) implantation strategy incurs increased early infection risk compared with conventional primary HeRO implantation. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 192 hemodialysis patients who underwent HeRO graft implantation: 105 patients underwent primary HeRO implantation in the operating room, and 87 underwent a staged implantation where a previously inserted tunneled central venous catheter was used for guidewire access for the venous outflow component...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Umihiko Kaneko, Yoshifumi Kashima, Daitaro Kanno, Takuro Sugie, Ken Kobayashi, Tsutomu Fujita
Although performing rotational atherectomy (RA) requires guidewire exchange for the dedicated guidewire, RotaWire guidewire (Boston Scientific) exhibits much lower performance than conventional guidewire. Consequently, there are times when RotaWire cannot be advanced past the lesion independently or using a microcatheter exchange technique, rendering RA impossible. We present a case of a heavily calcified, device-uncrossable, and non-expansible chronic total occlusion lesion successfully revascularized with RA over RG3 guidewire (Asahi Intecc), which has a length of 330 cm, hydrophilic coating, and a 0...
September 28, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
Orrie N Close, Olaguoke Akinwande, Rakesh K Varma, Ernesto Santos, Hyun S Kim
Postoperative biliary complications following extensive hepatic resections are complex, often requiring a multidisciplinary team approach. We describe a case of a free bile duct leak following extended right hepatectomy and surgical hepaticojejunostomy treated with percutaneous transhepatic hepaticojejunostomy in which a radiofrequency guidewire was used to gain enteral access. A modified internal/external biliary catheter was left in place. The patient was enrolled in a benign biliary stricture protocol, and 8 months later, the catheter was removed following a normal cholangiogram and biliary manometric perfusion testing...
September 27, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Yasuhiro Nakano, Kenji Sadamatsu
Minimizing the catheter size can reduce vascular access complications and contrast dye usage in coronary angiography. The small diameter of the 4Fr guiding catheter has limited the use of several angioplasty devices such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in the past. However, the combination of a novel IVUS catheter and a 0.010 guidewire makes it possible to perform IVUS-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a 4Fr guiding catheter. We herein report the case of a 51-year-old man with silent myocardial ischemia who underwent IVUS-guided transradial PCI with a 4Fr guiding catheter...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
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