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Serge Boveda, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Kristina H Haugaa, Konstantinos Iliodromitis, Malcolm Finlay, Deirdre Lane, Frits W Prinzen, Nikolaos Dagres
The purpose of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey is to provide an overview of the current use of leadless pacemakers (LLPM) across a broad range of European centres. An online questionnaire was sent to centres participating in the EHRA Electrophysiology Research Network. Questions dealt with standards of care and policies used for patient management, indications, and techniques of implantation of LLPM. In total, 52 centres participated in the survey. Most (86%) reported using LLPM, although 82% of these centres implanted <30 LLPM devices during the last 12 months...
January 17, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Esther Neelis, Barbara de Koning, Myriam van Winckel, Merit Tabbers, Susan Hill, Jessie Hulst
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to assess the current organisation and clinical practice of teams treating children with intestinal failure (IF) across Europe and compare the results with the current guideline. METHODS: A two-part online survey was sent to all the major European specialist IF services. The first part concerned general information about the team and patients monitored. The second part concerned important care topics such as vascular access and monitoring of complications...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Ronald L Pisoni, Lindsay Zepel, Richard Fluck, Charmaine E Lok, Hideki Kawanishi, Gültekin Süleymanlar, Haimanot Wasse, Francesca Tentori, Jarcy Zee, Yun Li, Douglas Schaubel, Steven Burke, Bruce Robinson
BACKGROUND: Vascular access practice is strongly associated with clinical outcomes. There is substantial international variation in the use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and grafts (AVGs), as well as AVF maturation time and location. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Hemodialysis patients participating in the prospective Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) from the United States, Japan, and Europe/ANZ (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand), including 3,850 patients receiving 4,247 new AVFs and 842 patients receiving 1,129 new AVGs in 2009 to 2015...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Juan P Garrahan, Mark Lyttle, Ed Oakley, Stuart Dalziel, Lucia Nguyen, Arjun Rao, Santiago Mintegi, Franz Babl
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that approximately one per thousand paediatric ED attendances may require some sort of critical procedure, with intubation being by far the most common. It is unknown how often critical non-airway procedures such as chest decompression, CPR, ED thoracotomy, defibrillation, pacing, and advanced vascular access techniques are performed by paediatric emergency clinicians. OBJECTIVE: To determine the recent performance or supervision, and confidence for various paediatric critical non-airway procedures by senior paediatric emergency clinicians...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Mauro Romano, Derk Frank, Riccardo Cocchieri, Dariusz Jagielak, Nikolaos Bonaros, Marco Aiello, Joel Lapeze, Mika Laine, Sidney Chocron, Douglas Muir, Walter Eichinger, Matthias Thielmann, Louis Labrousse, Kjell Arne Rein, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Gino Gerosa, Hardy Baumbach, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Martin Thoenes, Vinayak Bapat
OBJECTIVES: Transaortic (TAo) access for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative to the conventional transfemoral or transapical routes. Data comparing the characteristics and outcomes of TAo-TAVI using the SAPIEN XT and SAPIEN 3 heart valves are scarce. The objective of the current analysis was to provide such information. METHODS: ROUTE is an international, prospective, observational registry. Patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis scheduled for TAo-TAVI with an Edwards SAPIEN XT or a SAPIEN 3 heart valve were consecutively enrolled at 22 centres across Europe between February 2013 and February 2015...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Pietro Ravani, Robert Quinn, Matthew Oliver, Bruce Robinson, Ronald Pisoni, Neesh Pannu, Jennifer MacRae, Braden Manns, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Matthew James, Marcello Tonelli, Brenda Gillespie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: People receiving hemodialysis to treat kidney failure need a vascular access (a fistula, a graft, or a central venous catheter) to connect to the blood purification machine. Higher rates of access complications are considered the mechanism responsible for the excess mortality observed among catheter or graft users versus fistula users. We tested this hypothesis using mediation analysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We studied incident patients who started hemodialysis therapy from North America, Europe, and Australasia (the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study; 1996-2011)...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Jacek Legutko, Zbigniew Siudak, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Dudek
For the last five years, invasive cardiology in Poland has developed extensively. Currently, 98% of the 161 Polish cathlabs operate in 24/7 mode, 37 of them supported by cardiac surgery departments on-site. A certification curriculum for interventional cardiology operators is supported by dedicated workshops and scientific meetings during national conferences. The rise in the number of coronary angiographies and PCIs was paralleled by an increased use of drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds and physiologic assessment of coronary arteries...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
Anas AlYousef, Sumaya AlGhareeb, Jamal Al Wakeel, Saeed M G Al-Ghamdi, Brian A Bieber, Mohamad Hassan, Yacoub Al Maimani, Naser Alkandari, Haroun Z Ahmed, Ashraf Fawzy, Ronald L Pisoni
The prospective observational Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) was initiated in late 2012 in national samples of hemodialysis (HD) units (n = 41 study sites) in all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). For many years, guidelines have recommended single pool Kt/V ≥1.2 as the minimum adequate dose for chronic HD patients. Here, we report initial DOPPS results regarding HD practices related to dialysis dose achievement in the GCC...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Jeffrey P Carpenter, Robert Cuff, Clifford Buckley, Christopher Healey, Sajjad Hussain, Michel M P J Reijnen, Jose Trani, Dittmar Böckler
OBJECTIVE: The Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS) System (Endologix, Inc, Irvine, Calif) is a novel approach to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) treatment whereby polymer is used to fill the AAA sac. We report 1-year results of the investigational device exemption pivotal trial. METHODS: Eligible patients were treated at 30 sites in the United States and Europe. Inclusion criteria required an asymptomatic infrarenal AAA, with a neck length ≥10 mm and ≤60° angle, iliac artery blood lumen diameter 9 to 35 mm, access artery diameter ≥6 mm, and serum creatinine ≤2 mg/dL...
February 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Maria Teresa Parisotto, Francesco Pelliccia, Aileen Grassmann, Daniele Marcelli
BACKGROUND/AIM: Vascular access (VA) cannulation is an essential skill for dialysis nurses: failure to correctly repeat this operation daily may result in serious complications for the patients. This study investigates if different aspects of arteriovenous fistula and graft cannulation have an effect on the development of acute access complications, which may affect the VA survival. METHODS: In April 2009 a cross-sectional survey was conducted in 171 dialysis units located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to collect details on VA cannulation practices...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
Vinayak Bapat, Derk Frank, Ricardo Cocchieri, Dariusz Jagielak, Nikolaos Bonaros, Marco Aiello, Joel Lapeze, Mika Laine, Sidney Chocron, Douglas Muir, Walter Eichinger, Matthias Thielmann, Louis Labrousse, Kjell Arne Rein, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Gino Gerosa, Hardy Baumbach, Peter Bramlage, Cornelia Deutsch, Martin Thoenes, Mauro Romano
OBJECTIVES: The Registry of the Utilization of the TAo-TAVR approach using the Edwards SAPIEN Valve (ROUTE) was established to assess the effectiveness and safety of the use of transaortic (TAo) access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures (NCT01991431). BACKGROUND: TAVR represents an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk patients. Whereas the transfemoral access route is used commonly as the first-line approach, transapical access is an option for patients not suitable for transfemoral treatment mainly due to anatomic conditions...
September 12, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Serge Boveda, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Kristina Haugaa, Stefano Fumagalli, Antonio Hernandez Madrid, Pascal Defaye, Paul Broadhurst, Nikolaos Dagres
AIMS: The purpose of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey is to provide an overview of the current use of subcutaneous cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICDs) across a broad range of European centres. METHODS AND RESULTS: A questionnaire was sent via the internet to centres participating in the EHRA electrophysiology research network. Questions included standards of care and policies used for patient management, indications, and techniques of implantation of the S-ICDs...
September 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Michael V Rocco
BACKGROUND: Chronic hemodialysis (HD) in the 1960s encompassed a wide variety of prescriptions from twice weekly to five times per week HD. Over time, HD prescriptions in the West became standardized at three times per week, 2.5-4 h per session, with occasional additional treatments for volume overload. SUMMARY: When clinical trials of dialysis dose failed to show significant benefit of extending time compared with the traditional dialysis prescription, interest in more frequent HD was renewed...
December 2015: Kidney Diseases
Katarzyna M Zielińska, Marcin Kiedrzyński, Andrzej Grzyl, Agnieszka Rewicz
The long-term survival of relict populations depends on the accessibility of appropriate sites (microrefugia). In recent times, due to the mass extinction of rare species that has resulted from the loss of natural habitats, the question is - Are there any human-made sites that can act as refugial habitats? We examined forest roadside populations of the mountain plant Pulsatilla vernalis in the last large lowland refugium in Central Europe. We compared the habitat conditions and community structure of roadsides with P...
2016: Scientific Reports
Ayrton R Massaro, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, with an estimated prevalence of 1-2% in North America and Europe. The increased prevalence of AF in Latin America is associated with an ageing general population, along with poor control of key risk factors, including hypertension. As a result, stroke prevalence and associated mortality have increased dramatically in the region. Therefore, the need for effective anticoagulation strategies in Latin America is clear. The aim of this review is to provide a contemporary overview of anticoagulants for stroke prevention...
August 11, 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Raluca Pais, A Sidney Barritt, Yvon Calmus, Olivier Scatton, Thomas Runge, Pascal Lebray, Thierry Poynard, Vlad Ratziu, Filomena Conti
Because of global epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes, the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing both in Europe and the United States, becoming one of the most frequent causes of chronic liver disease and predictably, one of the leading causes of liver transplantation both for end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. For most transplant teams around the world this will raise many challenges in terms of pre- and post-transplant management. Here we review the multifaceted impact of NAFLD on liver transplantation and will discuss: (1) NAFLD as a frequent cause of cryptogenic cirrhosis, end-stage chronic liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma; (2) prevalence of NAFLD as an indication for liver transplantation both in Europe and the United States; (3) the impact of NAFLD on the donor pool; (4) the access of NAFLD patients to liver transplantation and their management on the waiting list in regard to metabolic, renal and vascular comorbidities; (5) the prevalence and consequences of post-transplant metabolic syndrome, recurrent and de novo NAFLD; (6) the alternative management and therapeutic options to improve the long-term outcomes with particular emphasis on the correction and control of metabolic comorbidities...
December 2016: Journal of Hepatology
Krishna Poinen, Matthew J Oliver, Pietro Ravani, Sabine N Van der Veer, Kitty J Jager, Wim Van Biesen, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Aviva Rosenfeld, Adriane M Lewin, Mandeep Dulai, Robert R Quinn
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines favor fistulas over catheters as vascular access. Yet, the observational literature comparing fistulas to catheters has important limitations and biases that may be difficult to overcome in the absence of randomization. However, it is not clear if physicians would be willing to participate in a clinical trial comparing fistulas to catheters. OBJECTIVES: We also sought to elicit participants' opinions on willingness to participate in a future trial regarding catheters and fistulas...
2016: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Belén Marrón, Janusz Ostrowski, Marietta Török, Delia Timofte, Attila Orosz, Andrzej Kosicki, Alicja Całka, Daniela Moro, Dezider Kosa, Jenö Redl, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Jose Carolino Divino-Filho
INTRODUCTION: Integrated Care Settings (ICS) provide a holistic approach to the transition from chronic kidney disease into renal replacement therapy (RRT), offering at least both types of dialysis. OBJECTIVES: To analyze which factors determine type of referral, modality provision and dialysis start on final RRT in ICS clinics. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 626 patients starting dialysis in 25 ICS clinics in Poland, Hungary and Romania during 2012...
2016: PloS One
Bruce M Robinson, Tadao Akizawa, Kitty J Jager, Peter G Kerr, Rajiv Saran, Ronald L Pisoni
More than 2 million people worldwide are being treated for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). This Series paper provides an overview of incidence, modality use (in-centre haemodialysis, home dialysis, or transplantation), and mortality for patients with ESKD based on national registry data. We also present data from an international cohort study to highlight differences in haemodialysis practices that affect survival and the experience of patients who rely on this therapy, which is both life-sustaining and profoundly disruptive to their quality of life...
July 16, 2016: Lancet
Nicole C Gavin, Joan Webster, Raymond J Chan, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: People admitted to intensive care units and those with chronic health care problems often require long-term vascular access. Central venous access devices (CVADs) are used for administering intravenous medications and blood sampling. CVADs are covered with a dressing and secured with an adhesive or adhesive tape to protect them from infection and reduce movement. Dressings are changed when they become soiled with blood or start to come away from the skin. Repeated removal and application of dressings can cause damage to the skin...
February 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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