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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222688/vascular-access-conversion-and-patient-outcome-after-hemodialysis-initiation-with-a-nonfunctional-arteriovenous-access-a-prospective-registry-based-study
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Natalia Alencar de Pinho, Raphael Coscas, Marie Metzger, Michel Labeeuw, Carole Ayav, Christian Jacquelinet, Ziad A Massy, Bénédicte Stengel
BACKGROUND: Little is known about vascular access conversion and outcomes for patients starting hemodialysis with nonfunctional arteriovenous (AV) access. We assessed mortality risk associated with nonfunctional AV access at hemodialysis initiation, taking subsequent changes in vascular access into account. METHODS: We studied the 53,092 incident adult hemodialysis patients included in the French REIN registry from 2005 through 2012. AV access placed predialysis was considered nonfunctional when dialysis began with a central venous catheter...
February 22, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211198/safety-of-antifibrinolytics-in-cranial-vault-reconstructive-surgery-a-report-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Susan M Goobie, Franklyn P Cladis, Chris D Glover, Henry Huang, Srijaya K Reddy, Allison M Fernandez, David Zurakowski, Paul A Stricker
BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytic therapy significantly decreases blood loss and transfusion in pediatric cranial vault reconstructive surgery; however, concern regarding the side effects profile limits clinical use. AIMS: The aim was to utilize the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry database to identify the safety profile of antifibrinolytic therapy for cranial vault reconstructive surgery by reporting the incidence of adverse events as they relate to exposure to tranexamic acid and aminocaproic acid compared to no exposure to antifibrinolytics...
March 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185081/-electrophysiologic-procedure-complications-in-the-elderly
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Dietrich Pfeiffer, Martin Neef, Daniel Jurisch, Andreas Hagendorff
Published registries give limited information on age-dependent complication rates. There are several reasons for this, including limited numbers of patients in subgroups (e.g., contractility management), experience-dependent procedures (e.g., catheter ablation), or in changing indications (e.g., resynchronization). Finally, severely ill and very old patients with limited prognosis are often excluded from electrophysiologic procedures. Therefore, published data are difficult to interpret. Meta-analyses of randomized trials give more precise information on included patient cohorts, but do not necessarily reflect daily practice because elderly patients are often excluded from trials...
February 9, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183464/transradial-coronary-interventions-for-complex-chronic-total-occlusions
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Yutaka Tanaka, Noriaki Moriyama, Tomoki Ochiai, Takuma Takada, Kazuki Tobita, Koki Shishido, Kazuya Sugitatsu, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shingo Mizuno, Masato Murakami, Junya Matsumi, Saeko Takahashi, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess whether the transradial approach can be applied to treat complex chronic total occlusion (CTO) and to determine the predictors of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) failure. BACKGROUND: Consistent data on the outcomes of transradial PCI for treating CTO are scarce. METHODS: Consecutive patients who were not receiving hemodialysis and had undergone PCI for CTO were enrolled...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159569/nonfluoroscopic-catheter-ablation-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-registry
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Miguel Álvarez, Vicente Bertomeu-González, M Fe Arcocha, Pablo Moriña, Luis Tercedor, Ángel Ferrero de Loma, Marta Pachón, Amaya García, Mónica Pardo, Tomás Datino, Concepción Alonso, Joaquín Osca
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nonfluoroscopic catheter ablation is feasible in most procedures. The aim of our registry was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a zero-fluoroscopic approach to catheter ablation in several Spanish centers. METHODS: Eleven centers prospectively included a minimum of 20 patients. Patients with an arrhythmic substrate deemed suitable by the operator for a zero-fluoroscopic approach throughout the procedure were recruited. Patients with intracardiac devices were not included...
January 31, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158510/reduced-blood-pressure-lowering-effect-of-catheter-based-renal-denervation-in-patients-with-isolated-systolic-hypertension-data-from-symplicity-htn-3-and-the-global-symplicity-registry
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Felix Mahfoud, George Bakris, Deepak L Bhatt, Murray Esler, Sebastian Ewen, Martin Fahy, David Kandzari, Kazuomi Kario, Giuseppe Mancia, Michael Weber, Michael Böhm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151545/healthcare-utilization-and-quality-of-life-improvement-after-ablation-for-paroxysmal-af-in-younger-and-older-patients
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Angelo B Biviano, Tina D Hunter, Gopi Dandamudi, Robert S Fishel, Brett Gidney, Bengt Herweg, Saumil R Oza, Anshul Mahendra Patel, Huijian Wang, Scott J Pollak
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence increases significantly with age. Little is known about the effect of AF ablation on quality of life and healthcare utilization in the elderly. The objective of this study was to quantify the healthcare utilization and quality of life benefits of catheter ablation for AF, for patients ≥65 years compared to patients <65 years. METHODS: Two multi-center US registry studies enrolled patients with paroxysmal AF. Baseline characteristics and acute outcomes were collected for 736 patients receiving catheter ablation with the NAVISTAR® THERMOCOOL® SF Catheter (Biosense Webster, Inc...
February 2, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145042/safety-of-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-results-of-a-multicenter-registry-and-meta-analysis
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Tyler L Bloomer, Georges E El-Hayek, Michael C McDaniel, Breck C Sandvall, Henry A Liberman, Chandan M Devireddy, Gautam Kumar, Pete P Fong, Wissam A Jaber
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). BACKGROUND: The use of CDT for the treatment of acute submassive and massive PE is increasing in frequency. However, its safety and efficacy have not been well elucidated. METHODS: This study is made of two parts: one is a two-center registry of acute PE patients treated with CDT. The safety outcome evaluated was any major complication including fatal, intracranial (ICH), intraocular, or retroperitoneal hemorrhage or any overt bleeding requiring transfusion or surgical repair...
February 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144262/staged-hybrid-ablation-for-persistent-and-longstanding-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-effectively-restores-sinus-rhythm-in-long-term-observation
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Michal Zembala, Krzysztof Filipiak, Oskar Kowalski, Piotr Buchta, Tomasz Niklewski, Pawel Nadziakiewicz, Rafał Koba, Mariusz Gąsior, Zbigniew Kalarus, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Hybrid ablation (HABL) of atrial fibrillation combining endoscopic, minimally invasive, closed chest epicardial ablation with endocardial CARTO-guided accuracy was introduced to overcome the limitations of current therapeutic options for patients with persistent (PSAF) and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the procedural safety and feasibility as well as effectiveness of HABL in patients with PSAF and LSPAF 1 year after the procedure...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114193/the-homburg-lung-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-minimal-invasive-pump-driven-device-for-veno-venous-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal
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Frederik Seiler, Franziska Trudzinski, Kai Hennemann, Tom Niermeyer, Christian Schmoll, Annegret Kamp, Robert Bals, Ralf Muellenbach, Hendrik Haake, Philipp M Lepper
Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is increasingly considered a viable therapeutic approach in the management of hypercapnic lung failure in order to avoid intubation or to allow lung-protective ventilator settings. This study aimed to analyze efficacy and safety of a minimal-invasive ECCO2R device, the Homburg lung. The Homburg lung is a pump-driven system for veno-venous ECCO2R with ¼" tubing and a 0.8 m surface oxygenator. Vascular access is usually established via a 19F/21cm bilumen cannula in the right internal jugular vein...
January 19, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100525/transoesophageal-echocardiographic-evaluation-of-central-venous-catheter-positioning-using-peres-formula-or-a-radiological-landmark-based-approach-a-prospective-randomized-single-centre-study
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J H Ahn, I S Kim, J H Yang, I G Lee, D H Seo, S P Kim
BACKGROUND: The lower superior vena cava (SVC), near its junction with the right atrium (RA), is considered the ideal location for the central venous catheter tip to ensure proper function and prevent injuries. We determined catheter insertion depth with a new formula using the sternoclavicular joint and the carina as radiological landmarks, with a 1.5 cm safety margin. The accuracy of tip positioning with the radiological landmark-based technique (R) and Peres' formula (P) was compared using transoesophageal echocardiography...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093087/incidence-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-a-cohort-study
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Muhammad Nauman Zahir, Quratulain Shaikh, Munira Shabbir-Moosajee, Adnan Abdul Jabbar
BACKGROUND: Cancer related thrombosis not only increases morbidity and mortality but also poses a significant financial burden on health care system. Risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in these patients substantially increases with the addition of chemotherapy. Lately, cisplatin has been implicated as an independent factor. There is little data estimating the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients receiving cisplatin based chemotherapy when compared to other chemotherapeutic agents...
January 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077611/umbilical-venous-catheter-versus-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-in-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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By Ashish R Dongara, Dipen V Patel, Somashekhar M Nimbalkar, Nirav Potana, Archana S Nimbalkar
: Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and umbilical venous catheter (UVC) in terms of success rate, complications, cost and time of insertion in neonatal intensive care were compared. Neonates requiring vascular access for minimum 7 days were included. Sample size of 72 per group was determined. Trial was registered at Clinical Trials Registry of India (CTRI/2015/02/005529). Success rates of the UVC and PICC were 68.1% and 65.3%, respectively (p = 0.724). Mean (SD) time needed for PICC and UVC insertion was 34...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068924/de-implementation-strategy-to-reduce-the-inappropriate-use-of-urinary-and-intravenous-catheters-study-protocol-for-the-ricat-study
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Bart J Laan, Ingrid J B Spijkerman, Mieke H Godfried, Berend C Pasmooij, Jolanda M Maaskant, Marjon J Borgert, Brent C Opmeer, Margreet C Vos, Suzanne E Geerlings
BACKGROUND: Urinary and (peripheral and central) intravenous catheters are widely used in hospitalized patients. However, up to 56% of the catheters do not have an appropriate indication and some serious complications with the use of these catheters can occur. The main objective of our quality improvement project is to reduce the use of catheters without an appropriate indication by 25-50%, and to evaluate the affecting factors of our de-implementation strategy. METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective interrupted time series analysis, several interventions to avoid inappropriate use of catheters will be conducted in seven hospitals in the Netherlands...
January 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062678/facility-practice-variation-to-help-understand-the-effects-of-public-policy-insights-from-the-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-study-dopps
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Douglas S Fuller, Bruce M Robinson
Recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services policies have used dialysis facility practice variation to develop public ratings and adjust payments. In the Dialysis Facility Compare star rating system (DFC SRS), facility-relative rates of performance-based clinical measures varied nearly two-fold for mortality (standardized mortality ratio; 10th/90th percentiles: 0.71, 1.34) and hospitalization (standardized hospitalization ratio; 10th/90th percentiles: 0.64, 1.37), and nearly four-fold for transfusion (standardized transfusion ratio; 10th/90th percentiles: 0...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040188/effect-of-early-initiation-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-on-survival-in-cardiogenic-shock
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Mir B Basir, Theodore L Schreiber, Cindy L Grines, Simon R Dixon, Jeffrey W Moses, Brijeshwar S Maini, Akshay K Khandelwal, E Magnus Ohman, William W O'Neill
The role and timing of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (AMICS) are not well understood. We sought to evaluate patient characteristics and predictors of outcomes in patients presenting with AMICS supported with an axial flow percutaneous MCS device; 287 consecutive unselected patients enrolled in the catheter-based ventricular assist device registry presenting with AMICS who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were included in this analysis...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033679/peritoneal-dialysis-registry-with-2013-survey-report
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Ikuto Masakane, Takeshi Hasegawa, Satoshi Ogata, Naoki Kimata, Shigeru Nakai, Norio Hanafusa, Takayuki Hamano, Kenji Wakai, Atsushi Wada, Kosaku Nitta
Since 2009, the peritoneal dialysis (PD) registry has been carried out as part of the annual nationwide survey conducted by the Statistical Survey Committee of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy with the cooperation of the Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. In this study, the current status of PD patients is reported on the basis of the results of the survey conducted at the end of 2013. The subjects were PD patients who lived in Japan and participated in the 2013 survey. Descriptive analysis was performed for various items including the current status of the combined use of PD and another dialysis method such as hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF), the method of exchanging dialysate, the use of an automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) machine, and the incidences of peritonitis and catheter exit-site infection...
December 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025027/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-and-pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-improve-midterm-outcome-in-acute-iliofemoral-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Tzu-Ting Kuo, Chun-Yang Huang, Chiao-Po Hsu, Chiu-Yang Lee
BACKGROUND: Aggressive and early thrombus removal strategy has been widely used as a treatment for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We compared the long-tem venous outcome, including postthrombotic syndrome (PTS), in patients undergoing catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT). METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2013, 61 patients with acute proximal DVT were enrolled in this prospective study. Thirty-one patients underwent CDT and 30 patients underwent PMT, and each patient was followed for at least 2 years after treatment...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017936/catheter-ablation-reduces-ventricular-tachycardia-burden-in-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-insights-from-a-north-western-french-multicentre-registry
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Zouheir Souissi, Stéphane Boulé, Jean-Sylvain Hermida, Alexandre Doucy, Philippe Mabo, Dominique Pavin, Frédéric Anselme, Nathanaël Auquier, Sandro Ninni, Augustin Coisne, François Brigadeau, Valérie Deken-Delannoy, Didier Klug, Dominique Lacroix
AIMS: Studies assessing radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) report VT recurrences, but have not evaluated the impact of RFA on relevant clinical events during follow-up. We aimed to investigate relevant RFA outcomes in a multicentric registry. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 49 patients with ARVC (46 with definite diagnosis, 3 with borderline diagnosis according to revised Task Force Criteria) who underwent 92 RFA procedures (83 endocardial, 9 combined endo-epicardial) between 1999-2015...
December 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017301/prognostic-value-of-hypoalbuminemia-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-from-the-japanese-multicenter-ocean-tavi-registry
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Masanori Yamamoto, Tetsuro Shimura, Seiji Kano, Ai Kagase, Atsuko Kodama, Mitsuru Sago, Tatsuya Tsunaki, Yutaka Koyama, Norio Tada, Futoshi Yamanaka, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Shinichi Shirai, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
Hypoalbuminemia, a frailty criterion, belongs to a group of co-morbidities not captured as a traditional risk factor. We assessed its prognostic value in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study included 1,215 consecutive patients from the Optimized Catheter Valvular Intervention -TAVI Japanese multicenter registry. Hypoalbuminemia was defined as serum albumin level <3.5 g/dl. Baseline characteristics, procedural outcomes, and all-cause, cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality rates after TAVI were compared between patients with albumin level <3...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
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