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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349638/innovation-in-3d-echocardiographic-imaging
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Pei-Ni Jone, Nee Khoo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to detail three-dimensional echocardiographic (3DE) innovations in pre-surgical planning of congenital heart disease, guidance of catheter interventions such as fusion imaging, and functional assessment of patients with congenital heart disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Innovations in 3DE have helped us delineate the details of atrioventricular valve function and understand the mechanism of atrioventricular valve failure in patients with atrioventricular septal defect and single ventricle post repair...
January 19, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349413/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-modified-hero-dialysis-device-in-achieving-early-graft-cannulation-a-single-institution-experience
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John W Perry, David Hardy, Shvetank Agarwal, Gautam Agarwal
Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) grafts (Merit Medical Systems, Inc, South Jordan, Utah) provide a means for access in catheter-dependent hemodialysis patients but typically require several weeks for tissue incorporation. Modifying the HeRO graft with an ACUSEAL graft (W. L. Gore & Associates, Newark, Del) can allow immediate cannulation, thus reducing catheter dependence time and its associated complications. A retrospective review of patients at our institution from 2013 to 2016 who underwent placement of a modified HeRO dialysis system with ACUSEAL graft was performed...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349114/evaluation-of-a-new-venous-catheter-blood-draw-device-and-its-impact-on-specimen-hemolysis-rates
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Ruth Natali, Cara Wand, Kelly Doyle, Jaime H Noguez
Objectives: Blood collections from peripheral intravenous catheters offer several benefits to patients, including reduced needle punctures and patient discomfort, but they risk reducing the quality of blood specimens analyzed by the laboratory. In an effort to balance analytical quality of test results with patient-centered care initiatives, a needle-less blood collection device called PIVO™ was evaluated at two institutions. The primary objective of this study was to assess the ability of the PIVO™ device to provide high-quality blood specimens for laboratory testing compared to current blood collection methods...
March 2018: Practical Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345405/abdominal-paracentesis-use-of-a-standardised-procedure-checklist-and-equipment-kit-improves-procedural-quality-and-reduces-complications
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J Fyson, L Chapman, M Tatton, Z Raos
Goals To evaluate the effect of a Standardised Procedure Checklist (PC) and Equipment Kit (EK) on procedural quality and complication rates for abdominal paracentesis. BACKGROUND: Paracentesis is a common invasive procedure performed by junior doctors. Audit of procedure conduct at two New Zealand hospitals in 2012 revealed poor performance across a range of quality measures including documentation of informed consent, excessive catheter dwell times, and inappropriate albumin prescription...
January 18, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344716/safety-and-effectiveness-of-palliative-tunneled-peritoneal-drainage-catheters-in-the-management-of-refractory-malignant-and-non-malignant-ascites
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Jennifer A Knight, Scott M Thompson, Chad J Fleming, Emily C Bendel, Melissa J Neisen, Newton B Neidert, Andrew H Stockland, Haraldur Bjarnason, David A Woodrum
PURPOSE: To determine the safety and effectiveness of tunneled peritoneal catheters in the management of refractory malignant and non-malignant ascites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective review was undertaken of patients who underwent ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided tunneled peritoneal catheter placement for management of refractory malignant or non-malignant ascites between January 1, 2009, and March 14, 2014. RESULTS: A total of 137 patients (76 M/61 F, mean age 62...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344711/adult-picc-device-may-be-used-as-a-tunnelled-central-venous-catheter-in-children
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Brooke T Lawson, Ian A Zealley
PURPOSE: Central venous access in children, in particular small children and infants, is challenging. We have developed a technique employing adult peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) as tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs) in children. The principal advantage of this novel technique is that the removal technique is less complex than that of conventional cuffed TCVCs. The catheter can be removed simply by being pulled out and does not require general anaesthesia...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343147/estimation-of-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-distribution-to-the-retina-in-pediatric-retinoblastoma-patients-using-quantitative-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Sravani Kondapavulur, Daniel L Cooke, Andrew Kao, Matthew R Amans, Matthew Alexander, Robert Darflinger, Christopher F Dowd, Randall T Higashida, Bertil Damato, Van V Halbach, Katherine K Matthay, Steven W Hetts
Background and purpose The purpose of this article is to estimate the distribution of superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) delivery to ocular target tissue using quantitative digital subtraction angiography (qDSA). Materials and methods From March 2010 to January 2016, 50 ophthalmic artery contrast DSAs obtained immediately prior to IAC infusions in 22 patients were analyzed. This study was conducted under a retrospective review IRB (no. 10-01862). Parametric color-coded DSAs (iFlow, Siemens Medical) were post-processed (MATLAB, The Mathworks Inc...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342299/benefit-of-left-atrial-appendage-electrical-isolation-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jorge Romero, Gregory F Michaud, Ricardo Avendano, David F Briceño, Saurabh Kumar, Juan Carlos Diaz, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Carola Gianni, Domenico Della Rocca, Riccardo Proietti, Laura Perrotta, Stefano Bordignon, Julian K R Chun, Boris Schmidt, Mario Garcia, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase
Aims: The long-term outcomes of left atrial appendage electrical isolation (LAAEI) in patients with non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) have corroborated the significant role of the LAA in this arrhythmia. We sought to investigate the incremental benefit of LAAEI in patients undergoing catheter ablation for persistent AF or long-standing persistent AF (LSPAF). Methods and results: A systematic review of Medline, Cochrane, and Embase for all the clinical studies in which assessment LAAEI in non-paroxysmal AF patients was performed...
January 12, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340341/credentialing-of-hospitalists-in-ultrasound-guided-bedside-procedures-a-position-statement-of-the-society-of-hospital-medicine
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Brian P Lucas, David M Tierney, Trevor P Jensen, Ria Dancel, Joel Cho, Mahmoud El-Barbary, Ricardo Franco-Sadud, Nilam J Soni
Ultrasound guidance is used increasingly to perform the following 6 bedside procedures that are core competencies of hospitalists: abdominal paracentesis, arterial catheter placement, arthrocentesis, central venous catheter placement, lumbar puncture, and thoracentesis. Yet most hospitalists have not been certified to perform these procedures, whether using ultrasound guidance or not, by specialty boards or other institutions extramural to their own hospitals. Instead, hospital privileging committees often ask hospitalist group leaders to make ad hoc intramural certification assessments as part of credentialing...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338549/sedation-in-cardiac-arrhythmias-management
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Federico Guerra, Giulia Stronati, Alessandro Capucci
Procedural sedation is of paramount importance for a plethora of electrophysiological procedures. From electrical cardioversion to electrophysiology studies, device implantations, and catheter ablations, intraprocedural sedation and anesthesia have a pivotal role in allowing procedural success while ensuring patient safety and avoiding discomfort. Areas covered: The present review will discuss the current state-of-the-art in sedation and anesthesia during electrical cardioversion, cardiac implantable electronic device implantation, catheter ablation and electrophysiology studies...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336253/colchicine-in-post-operative-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
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Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Charalampos Kossyvakis, Christos Angelidis, Vasiliki Panagopoulou, Eleni K Sarri, Sotiria Giotaki, Gerasimos Siasos, Manolis Vavuranakis, Spyridon G Deftereos
Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a frequent entity increasing hospitalization duration, stroke and mortality. In the recent years, a few studies have sought to investigate the potential effect of colchicine in POAF prevention after cardiac surgery or catheter pulmonary vein isolation for AF. In the present review article, we intend to provide a synopsis of clinical practice guidelines, summarize and critically approach current evidence for or against colchicine as a means of POAF prevention.
January 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332116/applying-preventive-measures-leading-to-significant-reduction-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-adult-intensive-care-unit
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Fahad M Al-Hameed, Gulam R Ahmed, Asim A AlSaedi, Muhammad J Bhutta, Faisal F Al-Hameed, Majid M AlShamrani
To determine the impact of applying the best available clinical evidence on the preventive measures to reduce the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in adult intensive care units (ICU).     Methods:  Data were collected from adult ICUs (28 beds) from 2008 to 2016. The proper use of silicon catheter, aseptic insertion technique, emptying bag three-fourth via close circuit, the use of appropriate size catheter, securing the draining tube on the thigh to keep catheter bag below patient's bladder level and removal of the catheter as early as possible were ensured in all patients...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329067/case-report-iatrogenic-brachial-artery-dissection-with-complete-anterograde-occlusion-during-elective-arterial-line-placement
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Laurence Weinberg, Diana Abu-Ssaydeh, Manfred Spanger, Patrick Lu, Michael H-G Li
INTRODUCTION: Brachial arterial catheters provide a more accurate reflection of central aortic arterial pressure compared to their radial counterparts. Although brachial arterial line complications are uncommon, we report a case of a rare iatrogenic brachial artery dissection with complete anterograde occlusion from elective arterial line placement. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 41-year-old female presented for a right upper and middle lobe resection of a large neuroendocrine lung cancer...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327638/hybrid-and-surgical-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-and-longstanding-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Jose M Sanchez, Ghannam Al-Dosari, Sherman Chu, Ramin Beygui, Tobias Deuse, Nitish Badhwar, Randall J Lee
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The incidence of AF increases with age and is associated with increased stroke, heart failure and mortality. Persistent and long standing persistent AF is difficult to treat and often refractory to medical therapy and catheter ablation. Areas covered: This article reviews the historical development of the surgical Cox-MAZE procedure and current hybrid and minimally invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of persistent and long standing persistent AF...
January 12, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327147/post-operative-catheterization-interventions-at-the-site-of-surgery-an-application-of-the-crisp-scoring-system
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Katie Mowers, Toby Rockefeller, David Balzer, Ramzi Nicolas, Shabana Shahanavaz
Catheter-based interventions in the early post-operative period are performed with caution due to concerns for increased procedural risk, particularly across fresh suture lines. The recently published CRISP scoring system provides prospective risk stratification based on pre-procedural criterion. In an effort to refine the assessment of risk in patients undergoing post-operative catheter-based interventions, the predicted risk of an adverse event based on CRISP scores was compared to actual adverse event rates...
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327076/arms-down-cone-beam-ct-hepatic-angiography-performance-assessment-vascular-imaging-quality-and-imaging-artifacts
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Adrian J Gonzalez-Aguirre, Elena N Petre, Meier Hsu, Chaya S Moskowitz, Stephen B Solomon, Jeremy C Durack
INTRODUCTION: The practice of positioning patients' arms above the head during catheter-injected hepatic arterial phase cone beam CT (A-CBCT) imaging has been inherited from standard CT imaging due to image quality concerns, but interrupts workflow and extends procedure time. We sought to assess A-CBCT image quality and artifacts with arms extended above the head versus down by the side. METHODS: We performed an IRB approved retrospective evaluation of reformatted and 3D-volume rendered images from 91 consecutive A-CBCTs (43 arms up, 48 arms down) acquired during hepatic tumor arterial embolization procedures...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326836/minimally-invasive-epicardial-surgical-ablation-alone-versus-hybrid-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Charles M Pearman, Shi S Poon, Laura J Bonnett, Shouvik Haldar, Tom Wong, Neeraj Mediratta, Dhiraj Gupta
Maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with non-paroxysmal AF is an elusive goal. Some suggest that hybrid ablation, combining minimally invasive epicardial surgical ablation with endocardial catheter ablation, may be more effective than either modality alone. However, randomised trials are lacking. We investigated whether hybrid ablation is more effective than epicardial ablation alone at preventing recurrent AF by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis. The review was prospectively registered with PROSPERO (CRD42016043389)...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326834/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Marwan M Refaat, Jad Ballout, Moussa Mansour
With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF increases with advancing age, and is mainly secondary to the abnormal anatomy, abnormal pressure and volume parameters in the hearts of these patients and to the increased scarring and inflammation seen in the left atrium following multiple surgical procedures...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326827/premature-ventricular-contraction-induced-cardiomyopathy
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David J Callans
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are very common and usually do not require treatment. However, in the clinical setting of troublesome symptoms, or when PVCs trigger polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or cause cardiomyopathy, proper treatment is critical. In this review, the clinical syndrome of PVC-induced cardiomyopathy, including risk factors for development and treatment, is discussed. Although PVC-induced cardiomyopathy is typically associated with frequent PVCs there are also patients with this burden that do not develop cardiomyopathy, suggesting a differential susceptibility...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324560/contrast-media-extravasations-in-patients-undergoing-computerized-tomography-scanning-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-interventions
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Sandrine Ding, Nicole Richli Meystre, Cosmin Campeanu, Giuseppe Gullo
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and interventions preventing or reducing contrast medium extravasation. INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography (CT) is a radiological examination essential for the diagnosis and monitoring of many diseases. It is often performed with the intravenous (IV) injection of contrast agents. Use of these products can result in a significant complication, extravasation, which is the accidental leakage of IV material into the surrounding tissue...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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