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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208901/a-comparative-study-of-neurological-complications-in-chronic-kidney-disease-with-special-reference-to-its-stages-and-haemodialysis-status
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S G Shyam Lakshman, P Ravikumar, Giridhari Kar, Dwijen Das, Kallol Bhattacharjee, Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee
INTRODUCTION: Globally, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a critical and rapidly growing health problem and also a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Neurological complications occur in all levels of the nervous system. Central nervous system complications include cerebrovascular accidents, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, osmotic demyelization syndrome, cerebral infection and sinus vein thrombosis. Peripheral nervous system complications include polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196439/surgical-site-infection-after-hand-surgery-outside-the-operating-theatre-a-systematic-review
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N A Jagodzinski, S Ibish, D Furniss
: We carried out a systematic review to determine the incidence of infection for hand surgery done in settings other than the operating theatre. Databases were searched and a PRISMA chart created by three independent reviewers. From 1200 studies identified, 46 full text articles were reviewed and six were included (two Level 3 studies and four Level 4). In three studies there were no infections after surgery in an office, procedure room or emergency department. Two studies with a combined number of 1962 procedures reviewed carpal tunnel decompressions and reported identical infection rates of 0...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195985/prosthetic-joint-infections-in-patients-undergoing-carpal-tunnel-release
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Wenjing Zeng, Deborah Paul, Thomas Kemp, John Elfar
INTRODUCTION: Little information is available regarding the rate of prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients undergoing carpal tunnel release (CTR) without antibiotic prophylaxis. Hand surgeons should be aware of patients' history of arthroplasty. METHODS: All patients who underwent CTR at our institution between 2012 and 2014 were identified and their charts were reviewed to identify those who had a history of total hip, knee, and/or shoulder arthroplasty...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179979/flexible-gastro-intestinal-endoscopy-clinical-challenges-and-technical-achievements
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REVIEW
Niehls Kurniawan, Martin Keuchel
Flexible gastro-intestinal (GI) endoscopy is an integral diagnostic and therapeutic tool in clinical gastroenterology. High quality standards for safety, patients' comfort, and efficiency have already been achieved. Clinical challenges and technical approaches are discussed in this short review. Image enhanced endoscopy for further characterization of mucosal and vascular patterns includes dye-spray or virtual chromoendoscopy. For confocal laser endoscopy, endocytoscopy, and autofluorescence clinical value has not yet been finally evaluated...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175940/-avoidance-of-complications-when-dealing-with-central-venous-catheters-in-the-treatment-of-children
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D Aprili, T O Erb
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are an important tool in the treatment of children. The insertion of a catheter may result in different complications depending of the type of catheter, the technique used for the insertion and the location. There are various techniques to reduce the risk of complications. In order to reduce the rate of complications of CVCs it is indispensable to perform a risk-benefit analysis for the individual patient before every insertion. The type of catheter used (for example tunneled catheters versus not-tunneled catheters) influences the rate of catheter-associated infections and the comfort of the patient significantly...
February 7, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168186/the-impact-of-central-venous-catheters-on-pediatric-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Julie Jaffray, Mary Bauman, Patti Massicotte
The use of central venous catheters (CVCs) in children is escalating, which is likely linked to the increased incidence of pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE). In order to better understand the specific risk factors associated with CVC-VTE in children, as well as available prevention methods, a literature review was performed. The overall incidence of CVC-VTE was found to range from 0 to 74%, depending on the patient population, CVC type, imaging modality, and study design. Throughout the available literature, there was not a consistent determination regarding whether a particular type of central line (tunneled vs...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165583/chlorhexidine-impregnated-transparent-dressings-decrease-catheter-related-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-quality-improvement-project
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Ibironke W Apata, John Hanfelt, James L Bailey, Vandana Dua Niyyar
PURPOSE: Central venous catheters (CVC) are associated with increased infection rates, morbidity and mortality compared to other hemodialysis vascular access. Chlorhexidine-impregnated transparent (CHG-transparent) dressings allow for continuous antimicrobial exposure and easy visibility of the CVC insertion site. We conducted a quality improvement project to compare catheter-related infection (CRI) rates in two dressing regimens - CHG-transparent dressings and adhesive dry gauze dressing in hemodialysis patients with tunneled CVCs...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165582/-extended-subcutaneous-route-technique-a-quick-subcutaneous-tunnelling-technique-for-picc-insertion
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Stefano Elli, Chiara Abbruzzese, Luigi Cannizzo, Simona Vimercati, Stefania Vanini, Alberto Lucchini
PURPOSE: To describe a quick tunnelling technique for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion called the "extended subcutaneous route" technique. METHODS: The "extended subcutaneous route" technique is described step by step. RESULTS: In 18 consecutive PICCs, inserted with extended route technique in ASST Monza, no complications during insertion were registered. In 969 catheter days observed, we identified only one accidental dislodgement...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165572/early-cannulation-graft-flixene%C3%A2-for-conventional-and-complex-hemodialysis-access-creation
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Saul Soto-Solis, Sandra Olivares-Cruz, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Zeniff Gomez-Arcive, Javier E Anaya-Ayala
PURPOSE: The Flixene™ (Atrium™, Hudson, NH) is a trilaminate composite polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft that allows access within 72 hours. We evaluate our initial experience with this device for conventional and complex hemodialysis access creation. METHODS: Retrospective review in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who underwent access creation with Flixene from January 2013 to July 2014. For our analysis, the patients were divided in two groups: those with complex access configurations tunneled in the chest and/or abdominal wall (thoraco-abdominal wall access [TAWA]), and those tunneled in conventional sites (extremity access [EA])...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135706/the-different-impacts-on-the-long-term-survival-of-tunneled-internal-jugular-hemodialysis-catheters-based-on-tip-position-and-laterality
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Vedran Premuzic, Drazen Perkov, Ranko Smiljanic, Bruna Brunetta Gavranic, Bojan Jelakovic
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of different catheter tip positions on the life of the catheter, dysfunction, infection, and quality of hemodialysis and possible differences between the access site laterality in jugular-tunneled hemodialysis catheters. METHODS: Catheters were evaluated for the following parameters: place of insertion, time of insertion, duration of use, and reason for removal. In all patients, the catheter tip position was checked using an X-ray...
January 31, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135701/catheter-failure-and-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-tunneled-cuffed-venous-catheters-in-a-single-center
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Min Shi, Tianlei Cui, Liang Ma, Li Zhou, Ping Fu
BACKGROUND: As of now, only a few studies have focused on the failure of tunneled cuffed venous catheter (tCVC) and mortality of hemodialysis (HD) patients using tCVC as long-term vascular access, whose vascular condition for arteriovenous fistula was not very satisfactory. In this study, we aimed to provide information about the first tCVC failure and survival rates of patients in this population. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients who used tCVC from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2014 in our HD center were analyzed in this retrospective study and followed up either until their death or until December 31, 2015...
January 31, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122398/comparison-between-types-of-dressing-following-catheter-insertion-and-early-exit-site-infection-in-peritoneal-dialysis
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Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo, Carolina de Mattos, Cristine Saraiva, Marcia Olandoski, Pasqual Barretti, Roberto Pecoits Filho, Thyago Proença de Moraes
AIM: To investigate whether the type of dressing used (occlusive vs semi-occlusive) impacts on exit-site infection (ESI). BACKGROUND: Exit-site infections are a major predisposing factor for peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis, the main cause of technique failure and an important cause of mortality. Care taken in exit-site dressing is considered an important procedure for the prevention of trauma and contamination of this area. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, no study has yet analyzed the impact of different dressing types on early ESI (up to 2 months after catheter insertion)...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106022/complicated-left-sided-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-a-case-report
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Öykü Gülmez, Mehtap Aydın
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious infectious condition with high morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been particularly associated with recurrent bacteremia due to vascular access via lumen catheters. The most common pathogen is Staphylococcus (S.) aureus, and most affected valve is mitral valve, which frequently calcified. Two patients with ESRD who received hemodialysis treatment via tunneled catheters, aged 56 and 88 years, were admitted with fever and high troponin level...
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078825/ethanol-combined-with-heparin-as-a-locking-solution-for-the-prevention-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sofia Sofroniadou, Ioanna Revela, Alexandros Kouloubinis, Ioanna Makriniotou, Sinodi Zerbala, Despina Smirloglou, Petros Kalocheretis, Apostolos Drouzas, George Samonis, Christos Iatrou
Introduction Ethanol lock solution has been mainly administered in paediatric and home parenteral nutrition patients in order to prevent catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI). Its utility in hemodialysis (HD) patients with non-tunneled-uncuffed catheter (NTC) has been poorly explored. Methods We conducted a prospective randomized study in chronic HD patients requiring a newly inserted NTC-while awaiting for the maturation of an already established arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) or tunneled-cuffed catheter insertion...
January 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066534/chagas-disease-research-and-development-is-there-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel
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REVIEW
Eric Chatelain
Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is the result of infection by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. It is endemic in Latin America, and spreading around the globe due to human migration. Although it was first identified more than a century ago, only two old drugs are available for treatment and a lot of questions related to the disease progression, its pathologies, and not to mention the assessment of treatment efficacy, are subject to debate and remain to be answered. Indeed, the current status of evidence and data available does not allow any absolute statement related to treatment needs and outcome for Chagas patients to be made...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059146/influenza-virus-exploits-tunneling-nanotubes-for-cell-to-cell-spread
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Amrita Kumar, Jin Hyang Kim, Priya Ranjan, Maureen G Metcalfe, Weiping Cao, Margarita Mishina, Shivaprakash Gangappa, Zhu Guo, Edward S Boyden, Sherif Zaki, Ian York, Adolfo García-Sastre, Michael Shaw, Suryaprakash Sambhara
Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) represent a novel route of intercellular communication. While previous work has shown that TNTs facilitate the exchange of viral or prion proteins from infected to naïve cells, it is not clear whether the viral genome is also transferred via this mechanism and further, whether transfer via this route can result in productive replication of the infectious agents in the recipient cell. Here we present evidence that lung epithelial cells are connected by TNTs, and in spite of the presence of neutralizing antibodies and an antiviral agent, Oseltamivir, influenza virus can exploit these networks to transfer viral proteins and genome from the infected to naïve cell, resulting in productive viral replication in the naïve cells...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057101/-complications-of-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-versus-external-fixation-for-unstable-distal-radius-fractures-a-meta-analysis
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Z Yang, Z Z Yuan, J X Ma, X L Ma
Objective: To make a systematic assessment of the complications of open reduction and internal fixation versus external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures. Method: A computer-based online search of PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, BIOSIS, Springer and Cochrane Library were performed.The randomized and controlled trials of open reduction and internal fixation versus external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures were collected.The included trials were screened out strictly based on the criterion of inclusion and exclusion...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056156/deep-infections-after-syndesmotic-fixation-with-a-suture-button-device
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Amanda J Fantry, Seth W O'Donnell, Chris T Born, Roman A Hayda
Suture button devices such as the TightRope (Arthrex, Naples, Florida) have been increasingly used for syndesmotic fixation of ankle fractures. Despite proposed advantages, prior studies have shown equivalent outcomes, with a theoretical decreased need for removal of hardware. Complications of suture button fixation of syndesmotic instability may be underreported and include lateral suture knot inflammation with or without granuloma formation, infection, aseptic osteolysis with widening of the tibial drill tunnels, heterotopic ossification, and osteomyelitis...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040075/results-of-geriatric-distal-radius-fractures-treated-by-intramedullary-fixation
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Steffi S I Falk, Thomas Mittlmeier, Georg Gradl
INTRODUCTION: Distal radius fracture are common injuries but no gold standard for their therapy exists. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of fracture care in distal radius fractures using an intramedullary implant (Targon DR interlocking nail). The nail had been developed to minimize the surgical exposure, increase fixation strength, to prevent tendon irritations and to allow for a fast return to activity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective study reports the result of 43 patients with an age over 70 years (range 70-91 years) treated by closed reduction and intramedullary fixation...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025835/bedside-tunneled-dialysis-catheter-removal-a-lesson-learned-from-nephrology-trainees
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REVIEW
Tibor Fülöp, Mihály B Tapolyai, Mohit Agarwal, Arnaldo Lopez-Ruiz, Miklos Z Molnar, Neville R Dossabhoy
Semi-permanent dual-lumen tunneled (or tunneled-cuffed) hemodialysis catheters (TDC) are increasingly utilized during renal replacement therapy, while awaiting permanent access maturation or renal recovery. Although there is a wealth of literature focused on placement, infection prevention, and maintenance of catheter patency, circumstances and indications for TDC removal are less well understood. Timely removal of these catheters is an important management decision, with the length of TDC duration representing the largest cumulative risk factor for catheter-associated blood stream infections...
December 26, 2016: Artificial Organs
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