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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/29331613/internal-carotid-artery-web-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-cryptogenic-ischemic-stroke
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Jon Antigüedad-Muñoz, Patricia de la Riva, Gorka Arenaza Choperena, Amaia Muñoz Lopetegi, Naiara Andrés Marín, Gorka Fernández-Eulate, Manuel Moreno Valladares, Maite Martínez Zabaleta
Carotid artery web is considered an exceptional cause of recurrent ischemic strokes in the affected arterial territory. The underlying pathology proposed for this entity is an atypical fibromuscular dysplasia. We present the case of a 43-year-old woman with no cardiovascular risk factors who had experienced 2 cryptogenic ischemic strokes in the same arterial territory within an 11-month period. Although all diagnostic tests initially yielded normal results, detailed analysis of the computed tomography angiography images revealed a carotid web; catheter angiography subsequently confirmed the diagnosis...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331355/contemporary-procedural-complications-hospitalizations-and-emergency-visits-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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James V Freeman, Grace H Tabada, Kristi Reynolds, Sue Hee Sung, Taylor I Liu, Nigel Gupta, Alan S Go
Contemporary data on complications and resource utilization after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation are limited. We evaluated rates and risk factors for procedural complication, rehospitalization, and emergency department visits after AF ablation. We identified all adult patients who underwent isolated AF ablation between 2010 and June 2014 in 2 large integrated health-care delivery systems and evaluated rates of acute inpatient complication, 30-day, and 1-year readmission and emergency evaluation. We used multivariable logistic regression to identify predictors of procedural complications, 30-day readmission, or 30-day emergency department evaluation...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331231/successful-catheter-ablation-of-atrioventricular-reentrant-tachycardia-with-left-lateral-bypass-tract-in-a-patient-with-unroofed-coronary-sinus-atrial-septal-defect
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Ji-Eun Ban, Woo-Hyeuk Choi, So-Young Bak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331163/healthcare-personnel-relationships-related-to-coordination-of-catheter-care
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Pranavi V Sreeramoju, Robert C Connally
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 14, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331162/unnecessary-removal-of-central-venous-catheters-in-cancer-patients-with-bloodstream-infections
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Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Sammy Raad, Ying Jiang, Elizabeth Natividad, Patrick Chaftari, Issam Raad
We evaluated the rate of central venous catheter (CVC) removal in 283 cancer patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). Removal of CVCs occurred unnecessarily in 57% of patients with non-central-line-associated BSI (non-CLABSI), which was equivalent to the rate of CVC removal in patients with CLABSIs. Physician education and safe interventions to salvage the vascular access are warranted. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-4.
January 14, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330994/pattern-of-causative-micro-organisms-in-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-dialysis-patients-experience-from-saudi-arabia
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Bilal Mohsin
BACKGROUND: Catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) are the leading cause of morbidity in HD patients. The majority of these infections relate to haemodialysis catheters. There is a paucity of local data on microbial agents responsible for CRBSI in our region. This prompted our study. METHODS: This Prospective observatory survey was conducted in Department of Nephrology, King Fahd Hospital, Hofuf KSA from Nov 2014 to Jan 2017 (26 months). It was performed on dialysis patients with HD catheters who developed features of CRBSI...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330899/retrograde-transmitral-paravalvular-leak-closure-through-an-antegrade-transseptal-approach-a-novel-technique
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Roberto J Cubeddu, Hector J Crespo, Gian M Novaro
Mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) remains a well-known complication after mitral valve replacement. Since the first report over 25 years ago, several catheter-based PVL closure techniques have been described. Most of these comprise of either an antegrade transseptal approach, or a retrograde transaortic or transapical approach. We herein report a novel percutaneous mitral PVL closure technique that was safely and successfully performed after failed attempt using a conventional antegrade approach.
January 13, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330575/a-new-technique-for-minimal-invasive-complete-spinal-cord-injury-in-minipigs
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Elena E Foditsch, Gratian Miclaus, Irina Patras, Ioan Hutu, Karin Roider, Sophina Bauer, Günter Janetschek, Ludwig Aigner, Reinhold Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to develop a minimal invasive complete spinal cord injury (SCI) minipig model for future research applications. The minipig is considered a translationally relevant model for SCI research. However, a standardized minimal invasive complete SCI model for pigs has not yet been established. METHODS: Adult Göttingen minipigs were anesthetized and placed in extended prone position. After initial computed tomography (CT) scan, the skin was incised, a needle placed in the epidural fatty tissue...
January 12, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330558/variant-of-a-persistent-hypoglossal-artery-supplying-only-the-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-diagnosed-by-magnetic-resonance-angiography-a-case-report
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Akira Uchino, Chihiro Suzuki
Very rarely, a persistent hypoglossal artery supplies only the posterior inferior cerebellar artery without connection to the basilar artery. Few cases diagnosed by catheter angiography have been reported. We diagnosed a case using magnetic resonance angiography.
January 12, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330332/identification-and-characterization-of-sites-where-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-is-terminated-by-localized-ablation
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Junaid A B Zaman, William H Sauer, Mahmood I Alhusseini, Tina Baykaner, Ryan T Borne, Christopher A B Kowalewski, Sonia Busch, Paul C Zei, Shirley Park, Mohan N Viswanathan, Paul J Wang, Johannes Brachmann, David E Krummen, John M Miller, Wouter Jan Rappel, Sanjiv M Narayan, Nicholas S Peters
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) terminates via localized ablation are not well understood. To address the hypothesis that sites where localized ablation terminates persistent AF have characteristics identifiable with activation mapping during AF, we systematically examined activation patterns acquired only in cases of unequivocal termination by ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recruited 57 patients with persistent AF undergoing ablation, in whom localized ablation terminated AF to sinus rhythm or organized tachycardia...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330016/clinical-impact-of-delayed-catheter-removal-for-patients-with-central-venous-catheter-related-gram-negative-bacteremia
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Yu-Mi Lee, Chisook Moon, Young Jin Kim, Hee-Joo Lee, Mi Suk Lee, Ki-Ho Park
BACKGROUND: Gram-negative bacteria are increasingly the cause of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), which show a rapidly rising prevalence of multidrug-resistant strains. We evaluated the impact of delayed central venous catheter (CVC) removal on clinical outcomes in patients with gram-negative CRBSI. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2016, patients with gram-negative bacteremia and CVC placement, from two tertiary care hospitals, were retrospectively included...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
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/29328788/the-role-of-elastomeric-pumps-in-postoperative-analgesia-in-orthopaedics-and-factors-affecting-their-flow-rate
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Anthony Andreas Theodorides
Elastomeric pumps are mechanical devices composed of an elastomeric balloon reservoir into which the drug to be infused is stored, a protective casing (used by some manufacturers), a flow controller and a wound catheter. In orthopaedics they are used to provide continuous local infiltration analgesia. In this way patients rely less on other routes of analgesia and thus avoid their systemic side effects. Studies have shown good response to analgesia with these pumps for the first 24 hours but their benefit is not as clear at 48 and 72 hours...
December 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327736/balloon-dilation-of-the-eustachian-tube-clinical-experience-in-the-management-of-126-children
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M Tisch, H Maier, H Sudhoff
Balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube has been recently introduced as a novel and minimally invasive method for treating chronic obstructive Eustachian tube dysfunction. For the first time worldwide, we assessed the role of this technique in the treatment of children with Eustachian tube dysfunction who did not respond to other treatments. We retrospectively analysed the medical records of 60 children (mean age: 6.3 years, range: 28 months to 12 years) who underwent balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube using the Bielefeld balloon catheter...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327700/disseminated-cutaneous-fusariosis-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patient-and-dramatic-response-with-oral-itraconazole
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Indu Kumari, Satyendra Kumar Singh, Rishabh Kumar Chauhan, Satyendra Kumar Kaushal
Fusarium species are known to cause disseminated cutaneous lesions in immunocompromised patients. Some cases of fusariosis are reported in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. There are two reports in such patients with systemic comorbidities like lymphoma, neutropenia and infective port-a-catheter. Another reported patient had systemic fusariosis, without skin involvement. Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous fusariosis is difficult and resistance to antifungals is a problem. Our patient was at an advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection stage with disseminated cutaneous fusariosis, without any systemic involvement, who responded completely to oral itraconazole...
January 9, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
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/29327562/development-of-a-porcine-beating-heart-model-of-self-myocardial-retroperfusion-evaluation-of-hemodynamic-and-cardiac-responses-to-ischemia-and-clinical-applications
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Daniel Grandmougin, Jean-Mathieu Casse, Antoine Chalon, Yun Luo, Aude Falanga, Vanessa Marie, Fréderique Groubatch-Joineau, Brice Mourer, Marie Grandmougin, David Grandmougin, Guillaume Gauchotte, Juan-Pablo Maureira, Nguyen Tran
BACKGROUND: Retrograde perfusion into the coronary sinus is used to deliver cardioplegia. We developed an in-vivo porcine beating-heart model of self-myocardial retroperfusion (SMR) using the venous route to supply myocardial oxygenation and sought to assess hemodynamic and cardiac responses triggered by SMR before and after a prolonged occlusion of the LAD. METHODS: A bypass-line between the ascending aorta and the coronary sinus was made to perform a selective retrograde perfusion of the great cardiac vein with oxygenated blood (SMR)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327535/catheter-assisted-management-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism
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Amey Beedkar, Rohan Parikh, Bhavesh Patel, Mahendra Mhaske, Sunil Washimkar, Pradeep Deshmukh, Mukund Deshpande
Pulmonary thromboembolism is common and missed by clinicians. We report a case of massive pulmonary embolism which was life threatening treated by the catheter assisted technique. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy for most patients, with thrombolytic therapy reserved for some patients.1 Recent studies have suggested a role for systemic or catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy in selected patients.2 We present a case of a patient who presented with an PE, was successfully treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327393/pulmonary-hypertension-in-interstitial-lung-disease-limitations-of-echocardiography-compared-to-cardiac-catheterization
#20
Gregory J Keir, S John Wort, Maria Kokosi, Peter M George, Simon L F Walsh, Joseph Jacob, Laura Price, Simon Bax, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Toby M Maher, Peter MacDonald, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a major adverse prognostic determinant. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most widely used tool when screening for PH, although discordance between TTE and right heart catheter (RHC) measured pulmonary haemodynamics is increasingly recognized. We evaluated the predictive utility of the updated European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society (ESC/ERS) TTE screening recommendations against RHC testing in a large, well-characterized ILD cohort...
January 12, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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