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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150415/-initiating-hemodialysis-in-morocco-impact-of-late-referral
#1
Abdelaali Bahadi, Mohammed Reda El Farouki, Yassir Zajjari, Driss El Kabbaj
INTRODUCTION: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a major public health concern in Morocco with an incidence in constant progression according to MAGREDIAL "Morocco Dialysis Registry". Patients are often sent late to nephrologists, which is a source of complications recognized in several countries. For these reasons, we tried to evaluate, in our context, the prevalence and factors of this late referral (LR). METHODS: This is a retrospective study which included all patients initiating hemodialysis between January 2007 and December 2015...
November 14, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148001/an-arterioarterial-prosthetic-graft-as-an-alternative-option-for-haemodialysis-access-a-systematic-review
#2
Matthew J Grima, Bianca Vriens, Peter J Holt, Eric Chemla
INTRODUCTION: All arteriovenous fistula/grafts options should be exhausted before haemodialysis is carried out via central venous catheters (CVC). CVCs carry high morbidity and mortality risks and in some patients, the central veins could be exhausted. In these patients, an arterioarterial prosthetic loop (AAPL) or straight graft can be the only option for haemodialysis. A systematic review was thus carried out to look at the use of arterioarterial graft for haemodialysis, with regards to dialysis adequacy, complications, and patency rates...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138364/retrograde-cto-pci-of-native-coronary-arteries-via-left-internal-mammary-artery-grafts-insights-from-a-multicenter-u-s-registry
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Peter Tajti, Aris Karatasakis, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, James W Choi, Anthony H Doing, Catalin Toma, Barry Uretsky, Santiago Garcia, Jeffrey W Moses, Manish Parikh, Ajay Kirtane, Ziad A Ali, Raja Hatem, Judit Karacsonyi, Barbara A Danek, Bavana V Rangan, Subhash Banerjee, Imre Ungi, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: Retrograde percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of native coronary artery chronic total occlusion (CTO) via left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft has received limited study. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared the clinical and procedural characteristics and outcomes of retrograde CTO-PCI through LIMA grafts vs other conduits in a contemporary multicenter CTO registry. The LIMA was used as the collateral channel in 20 of 990 retrograde CTO-PCIs (2...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108721/endoscopic-or-surgical-step-up-approach-for-infected-necrotising-pancreatitis-a-multicentre-randomised-trial
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Sandra van Brunschot, Janneke van Grinsven, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Olaf J Bakker, Marc G Besselink, Marja A Boermeester, Thomas L Bollen, Koop Bosscha, Stefan A Bouwense, Marco J Bruno, Vincent C Cappendijk, Esther C Consten, Cornelis H Dejong, Casper H van Eijck, Willemien G Erkelens, Harry van Goor, Wilhelmina M U van Grevenstein, Jan-Willem Haveman, Sijbrand H Hofker, Jeroen M Jansen, Johan S Laméris, Krijn P van Lienden, Maarten A Meijssen, Chris J Mulder, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Jan-Werner Poley, Rutger Quispel, Rogier J de Ridder, Tessa E Römkens, Joris J Scheepers, Nicolien J Schepers, Matthijs P Schwartz, Tom Seerden, B W Marcel Spanier, Jan Willem A Straathof, Marin Strijker, Robin Timmer, Niels G Venneman, Frank P Vleggaar, Rogier P Voermans, Ben J Witteman, Hein G Gooszen, Marcel G Dijkgraaf, Paul Fockens
BACKGROUND: Infected necrotising pancreatitis is a potentially lethal disease and an indication for invasive intervention. The surgical step-up approach is the standard treatment. A promising alternative is the endoscopic step-up approach. We compared both approaches to see whether the endoscopic step-up approach was superior to the surgical step-up approach in terms of clinical and economic outcomes. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, superiority trial, we recruited adult patients with infected necrotising pancreatitis and an indication for invasive intervention from 19 hospitals in the Netherlands...
November 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106523/combining-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-closure-and-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-multicentre-registry-results-of-feasibility-and-safety-during-implant-and-30-days-follow-up
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Karen P Phillips, Evgeny Pokushalov, Aleksandr Romanov, Sergey Artemenko, Richard J Folkeringa, Tamas Szili-Torok, Gaetano Senatore, Kenneth M Stein, Omar Razali, Nicole Gordon, Lucas V A Boersma
Aims: Long-term results from catheter ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) remain uncertain and clinical practice guidelines recommend continuation of long-term oral anticoagulation in patients with a high stroke risk. Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with Watchman has emerged as an alternative to long-term anticoagulation for patients accepting of the procedural risks. We report on the initial results of combining catheter ablation procedures for AF and LAAC in a multicentre registry...
July 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101545/-recent-and-upcoming-randomized-trials-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-need-for-a-definite-assessment-of-the-situation
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Carsten Skurk, Johannes Jakob Hartung, Ulf Landmesser
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting more than 1.6 million patients in Germany. Based on demographic developments, an the number is expected to increase. Embolic strokes in AF patients are particularly severe, and individualized new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy reduces the incidence of stroke in these patients by approximately 70%. Besides vitamin K antagonists, the NOACs rivaroxaban, dabigatran, apixaban, and edoxaban have been introduced into clinical practice; however, major bleeding still occurs at a rate of 2-3% per year...
November 3, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062750/impact-of-frailty-markers-on-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insights-from-a-japanese-multicenter-registry
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Tetsuro Shimura, Masanori Yamamoto, Seiji Kano, Ai Kagase, Atsuko Kodama, Yutaka Koyama, Toshiaki Otsuka, Shun Kohsaka, Norio Tada, Futoshi Yamanaka, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Shinichi Shirai, Kazuki Mizutani, Minoru Tabata, Hiroshi Ueno, Kensuke Takagi, Akihiro Higashimori, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
There are no standardized criteria for measuring patients' frailty. We examined prognosis based on four frailty markers [serum albumin level, grip strength, gait speed, and clinical frailty scale (CFS)] in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) between October 2013 and April 2016 and were recorded in the Optimized CathEter vAlvular iNtervention (OCEAN) Japanese multicenter registry. Serum albumin level was assessed by dividing patients into two groups: hypoalbuminemia or non-hypoalbuminemia according to their serum albumin level...
September 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054070/bedside-implantation-of-a-new-temporary-vena-cava-inferior-filter-safety-and-efficacy-results-of-the-european-angel-registry
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Stefan Baumann, Tobias Becher, Konstantinos Giannakopoulos, Claude Jabbour, Marlon Rutsch, Christian Fastner, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Dirk Lossnitzer, Michael Behnes, Angelika Alonso, Thomas Kirschning, Guido Michels, Daniel Stern, Ruediger Dissmann, Olaf Kueck, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Carl Waldmann, Nicholas Bunker, Maurizio Postiglione, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
PURPOSE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequently occurring complication in critically ill patients. Simultaneous occurrence of PE and life-threatening bleeding, may render medical anticoagulation impossible. For these patients, inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) present a valuable therapeutic alternative. The Angel® catheter is a novel IVCF that provides temporary protection from PE and is implanted at bedside. The primary objective of the European Angel® catheter registry is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this IVCF...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026346/treatment-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Francisco Sánchez Montiel, Raein Ghazvinian, Anders Gottsäter, Johan Elf
BACKGROUND: Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) constitutes around 10% of all DVT, and can cause both pulmonary embolism (PE) and postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) in the arm. The incidence of secondary UEDVT is increasing due to widespread use of central venous catheters in patients with cancer and other chronic diseases. The safety and efficacy of using new direct acting oral anti coagulants (DOAC) in the treatment of UEDVT has not been systematically evaluated. Our aims were to evaulate efficacy, safety, and risk of recurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during DOAC treatment in UEDVT patients...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024212/prevalence-and-predictive-factors-of-left-atrial-tachycardia-occurring-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Alexis Hermida, Maciej Kubala, Sarah Traullé, Otilia Buiciuc, Serge Quenum, Jean-Sylvain Hermida
INTRODUCTION: Assess the prevalence and predictors of Left Atrial Tachycardia (LAT) after cryoballoon ablation of pulmonary veins. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients who underwent catheter ablation of pulmonary veins with a second-generation cryoballoon for symptomatic paroxysmal (151/270, 56%) or persistent (119/270, 44%) atrial fibrillation were entered in a single-centre prospective registry. Patients who experienced post-cryoballoon LAT (pcryo-LAT) were selected on the basis of 12-lead ECG characteristics...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021845/incidence-and-predictors-of-pericardial-effusion-as-an-early-complication-of-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-the-japanese-catheter-ablation-registry-of-atrial-fibrillation-j-caraf
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Yuji Murakawa, Teiichi Yamane, Masahiko Goya, Koichi Inoue, Shigeto Naito, Koichiro Kumagai, Yasushi Miyauchi, Norishige Morita, Akihiko Nogami, Morio Shoda, Ken Okumura, Kenzo Hirao
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusion (PE) is one of the most frequent complications from catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). We assessed the prevalence and predictive factors of PE that require invasive treatment as an early complication of AF ablation. METHODS: The Japanese Heart Rhythm Society requested electrophysiology centers to register the relevant data of patients who underwent AF ablation during 6 months from 2011 to 2015. We compared the clinical profiles and the procedures of AF ablation between patients who had ablation-related PE and those who did not...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016870/complications-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-atrial-fibrillation-predictors-and-comparison-between-four-different-ablation-techniques-results-from-the-middelheim-pvi-registry
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Yves De Greef, Edwin Ströker, Bruno Schwagten, Kaspars Kupics, Jeroen De Cocker, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Carlo de Asmundis, Dirk Stockman, Ian Buysschaert
Aims: To define predictors of complications of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and compare safety between different ablation techniques. Methods and results: One thousand patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) (age 60 ± 10, 72% males, CHA2DS2-VASc score 1 ± 1) underwent PVI using various techniques: conventional PVI (CPVI) using mapping with irrigated point-per-point RF ablation (n = 576), multi-electrode RF ablation with the pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) (n = 272) or high density mesh ablator (HDMA) (n = 59) and cryoballoon (CB) ablation (n = 93)...
August 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016770/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-score-for-predicting-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-a-first-catheter-ablation-procedure-atlas-score
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João Mesquita, António Miguel Ferreira, Diogo Cavaco, Francisco Moscoso Costa, Pedro Carmo, Hugo Marques, Francisco Morgado, Miguel Mendes, Pedro Adragão
Aims: Several predictors of relapse after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been established, but assessing each patient's individual risk remains challenging. Our aim was to develop and validate a score to estimate the risk of AF recurrence after the first radiofrequency pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) procedure. Methods and results: Independent predictors of AF relapse were identified retrospectively in a two-centre registry of 1934 patients who underwent a first PVI procedure...
August 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986405/renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-therapy-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#14
Tomoki Ochiai, Shigeru Saito, Futoshi Yamanaka, Koki Shishido, Yutaka Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Yamabe, Shinichi Shirai, Norio Tada, Motoharu Araki, Toru Naganuma, Yusuke Watanabe, Masanori Yamamoto, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVE: The persistence of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy is associated with poor clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis. However, the optimal medical therapy after TAVI remains unknown. We investigated the effect of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade therapy on LV hypertrophy and mortality in patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: Between October 2013 and April 2016, 1215 patients undergoing TAVI were prospectively enrolled in the Optimized CathEter vAlvular iNtervention (OCEAN)-TAVI registry...
October 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986063/utility-of-the-0-hour-1-hour-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-algorithm-in-asian-patients-with-suspected-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#15
Masayuki Shiozaki, Kenji Inoue, Satoru Suwa, Chien-Chang Lee, Yuichi Chikata, Junko Ishiura, Yuki Kimura, Kentaro Fukuda, Hiroshi Tamura, Yasumasa Fujiwara, Masataka Sumiyoshi, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: A rapid rule-out or rule-in protocol based on the 0-hour/1-hour algorithm using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T is recommended by the European Society of Cardiology. However, Asian data are not available. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 413 patients with suspected non-ST elevation myocardial infarction in 3 hospitals in Japan and Taiwan from November 2014 to April 2017. Patients were divided into 3groups-rule-out, observe, and rule-in-according to the algorithm...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980513/early-clinical-outcomes-of-a-novel-rheolytic-directional-thrombectomy-technique-for-patients-with-iliofemoral-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Jörn F Dopheide, Tim Sebastian, Rolf P Engelberger, Axel Haine, Nils Kucher
BACKGROUND: Rheolytic thrombectomy (RT) for acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with first-generation techniques is often incomplete and adjunctive conventional catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) is required in more than half of patients to achieve venous patency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From the prospective Bern Venous Stent Registry, we investigated rates of primary treatment success, primary patency, and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) from 40 consecutive patients (mean age 51 ± 19 years, 45 % women) with acute iliofemoral DVT, treated with a novel directional RT technology and stent placement...
October 5, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980462/treatment-of-femoropopliteal-atherosclerotic-lesions-using-the-ranger-paclitaxel-coated-balloon-catheter-12-month-results-from-an-all-comers-registry
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Michael Lichtenberg, Peter von Bilderling, Jürgen Ranft, Kathrin Niemöller, Holger Grell, Lucas Briner, Françoise Saucy, Tienush Rassaf, Frank Breuckmann
BACKGROUND: To evaluate 12-month effectiveness of the endovascular treatment of femoropopliteal (FP) atherosclerotic lesions with the Ranger drug-coated balloon (DCB) in a real-world setting. METHODS: In this prospective, observational, multicenter trial (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02462005) 172 consecutive patients with 226 de novo, restenosed, or reoccluded native superficial femoral and/or popliteal artery lesions were treated with the Ranger paclitaxel- coated balloon angioplasty...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978332/central-venous-access-device-securement-and-dressing-effectiveness-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-adult-acute-hospital-patients-cascade-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Raymond J Chan, Sarah Northfield, Emily Larsen, Gabor Mihala, Amanda Ullman, Peter Hancock, Nicole Marsh, Nicole Gavin, David Wyld, Anthony Allworth, Emily Russell, Md Abu Choudhury, Julie Flynn, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are commonly used for delivering intravenous therapy. PICC failure is unacceptably high (up to 40%) due to mechanical, infectious and thrombotic complications. Poor securement potentiates all complication types. This randomised controlled trial (RCT) aimed to examine the feasibility of a large RCT of four dressing and securement methods to prevent PICC failure. METHODS: This single-centre pilot RCT included 124 admitted medical/surgical/cancer patients aged ≥ 16 years with a PICC...
October 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974830/experience-and-outcomes-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-of-tertiary-care-center-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#19
Elmir Jahic
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an emergent percutaneous catheter intervention in the setting of ST-segment elevations myocardial infarction (STEMI), without previous fibrinolytic treatment. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary interventions for STEMI in regional tertiary care cardiac centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. METHODS: Between January 2014 and December 2016, consecutive 549 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI were prospectively enrolled in a primary PCI registry...
June 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974524/risk-of-infective-endocarditis-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Mavish S Chaudry, Nicholas Carlson, Gunnar H Gislason, Anne-Lise Kamper, Marianne Rix, Vance G Fowler, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Niels E Bruun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Endocarditis is a serious complication in patients treated with RRT. The study aimed to examine incidence and risk factors of endocarditis in patients with ESRD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Danish National Registry on Regular Dialysis and Transplantation contains data on all Danish patients receiving renal replacement (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or kidney transplantation) for ESRD. Incidence of endocarditis was estimated for each RRT modality...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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