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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166719/-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-comparison-between-atrial-fibrillation-patients-underwent-catheter-ablation-under-general-aesthesia-or-local-anesthesia-and-sedation
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J J Xu, L J Gao, D Chang, X J Xiao, R F Zhang, J Lin, Z M Zhao, H Zhang, Y L Xia, X M Yin, Y Z Yang
Objective: To compare the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation under local anesthesia/sedation (S) or general anesthesia(GA) in atrial fibrillation patients. Methods: Data of 498 patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation in our departmentfrom January 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Two hundred and twenty patients assigned to the GA group, the other 278 patients to the S group. Patients were followed clinically every 3 months within one year after procedure...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166718/-value-of-two-left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-stereoscopic-imaging-reconstruction-methods-on-guiding-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Y Tian, S Zhou, Y H Yin, Y X Zheng, R P Wang, X Q Liu, Z Q Liu, Q F Liu, W Liu, J Pang, Z Jiang, L H Tian, J Huang, L Yang
Objective: To compare the value of two 3D imaging reconstruction methods for left atria and pulmonary vein on guiding the catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: From January 2014 to January 2017, a total of 100 drug refractory paroxysmal AF patients were divided into left atria direct angiography group (n=50), and indirect angiography group (n=50). 3D CARTO system was applied for mapping and guiding the ablation procedure. Patients assigned to direct angiography group were treated as follows: intraoperative puncture of atrial septum, inject contrast agent directly into the left atrium, conduct left atrial and pulmonary venous rotation angiography, reconstruct three-dimensional image, integrate the image into real-time X-ray system to facilitate circumferential pulmonary vein isolation...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166717/-left-atrial-appendage-volume-is-a-valuable-predictor-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
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G A Zheng, C Y Lin, L Weng, J D Chen
Objective: To investigate the association between the left atrial appendage (LAA) volume and atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Methods: We prospectively enrolled sixty-two patients with AF (40 cases with paroxysmal AF, 22 cases with persistent AF) who successfully underwent a first AF catheter ablation and had performed contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) prior to the procedure to measure LAA volumes in our hospital from January 2012 to August 2015. Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation was performed under the guidance of three-dimension mapping system (CARTO system)...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166545/occurrence-of-primarily-noninducible-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-after-radiofrequency-delivery-in-the-slow-pathway-region-during-empirical-slow-pathway-modulation
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Felix Konrad Wegner, Nils Bögeholz, Patrick Leitz, Gerrit Frommeyer, Dirk Georg Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Philipp Sebastian Lange, Julia Köbe, Kristina Wasmer, Gerold Mönnig, Lars Eckardt, Christian Pott
BACKGROUND: The first-line therapy for atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is catheter-based slow pathway modulation. If AVNRT is not inducible during an electrophysiological study, an empirical slow pathway modulation (ESPM) may be considered in patients with dual atrioventricular nodal physiology and/or a typical electrocardiogram (ECG). METHODS: We screened 149 symptomatic patients who underwent ESPM in our department between 1993 and 2013. All patients fulfilled the following criteria: (1) either dual atrioventricular nodal (AVN) physiology with up to 2 AVN echo beats or characteristic ECG documentation or both, (2) noninducibility of AVNRT by programmed stimulation, and (3) completion of a telephone questionnaire for long-term follow-up...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165582/predictors-management-and-outcome-of-cardioversion-failure-early-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Micaela Ebert, Clara Stegmann, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Borislav Dinov, Sergio Richter, Arash Arya, Andreas Müssigbrodt, Philipp Sommer, Gerhard Hindricks, Andreas Bollmann
Aims: Electrical cardioversion (ECV) is frequently required for early atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation. However, in some cases, ECV is unsuccessful, and factors associated with long-term rhythm outcomes after failed ECV are unknown. This study aimed to identify possible predictors of ECV failure early after AF ablation and to analyse management and long-term rhythm outcome of these patients. Methods and results: Between 2010 and 2012, 180 consecutive patients (mean age 63...
November 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165507/-infectious-or-noninfectious-phlebitis-lessons-from-a-an-interventional-programm-on-phlebitis-associated-to-peripheral-venous-catheter
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Teresa Vergara, Elena Véliz, Alberto Fica, Jordan Leiva
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus definition to distinguish infectious from non-infectious phlebitis associated to peripheral venous catheter. AIMS: To evaluate the impact of an intervention program on the rate of infectious (those associated to bacteremia or local purulent discharge) and non-infectious phlebitis (the rest) and identify differential features. METHODS: Interventional study developed in three stages: basal measurement, intervention, and evaluation...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164530/ultrasound-guided-lateral-medial-transmuscular-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-analgesia-following-anterior-iliac-crest-bone-graft-harvesting-a-clinical-and-anatomical-study
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Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Vivian Ip, David F Johnston, Vishal Uppal, Marjorie Johnson, Sugantha Ganapathy, Ban C H Tsui
BACKGROUND: The anterior iliac crest (AIC) is one of the most common sites for harvesting autologous bone, but the associated postoperative pain can result in significant morbidity. Recently, the transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (TQL) has been described to anesthetize the thoraco-lumbar nerves. This study utilizes a combination of cadaveric models and clinical case studies to evaluate the dermatomal coverage and analgesic utility of TQL for AIC bone graft donor site analgesia. METHODS: Ten ultrasound-guided TQL injections were performed in five cadaver specimens using a lateral-to-medial transmuscular approach...
November 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164294/a-novel-technique-of-paravertebral-thoracic-and-preperitoneal-analgesia-enhances-early-recovery-after-oesophagectomy
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Stephanie Phillips, Jasmina Dedic-Hagan, d'Arcy Ferris Baxter, H Van der Wall, G L Falk
BACKGROUND: Excellent analgesia following oesophagectomy facilitates patient comfort, early extubation, physiotherapy and mobilisation, reduces post-operative complications and should enhance recovery. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), the gold standard analgesic regimen for this procedure, is often associated with systemic hypotension treated with inotropes or fluid. This may compromise enhanced recovery and be complicated by anastomotic ischaemia or tissue oedema. METHODS: We report a novel analgesic regimen to reduce post-operative inotrope usage...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164255/effect-of-an-indwelling-pleural-catheter-vs-talc-pleurodesis-on-hospitalization-days-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-the-ample-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rajesh Thomas, Edward T H Fysh, Nicola A Smith, Pyng Lee, Benjamin C H Kwan, Elaine Yap, Fiona C Horwood, Francesco Piccolo, David C L Lam, Luke A Garske, Ranjan Shrestha, Christopher Kosky, Catherine A Read, Kevin Murray, Y C Gary Lee
Importance: Indwelling pleural catheter and talc pleurodesis are established treatments for malignant pleural effusions among patients with poor prognosis. Objective: To determine whether indwelling pleural catheters are more effective than talc pleurodesis in reducing total hospitalization days in the remaining lifespan of patients with malignant pleural effusion. Design, Setting, and Participants: This open-label, randomized clinical trial included participants recruited from 9 centers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong between July 2012 and October 2014; they were followed up for 12 months (study end date: October 16, 2015)...
November 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163841/assessing-right-ventricular-function-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients-and-the-correlation-with-the-new-york-heart-association-nyha-classification
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Xiaoke Shang, Shuna Xiao, Nianguo Dong, Rong Lu, Lijun Wang, Bin Wang, Yousan Chen, Liang Zhong, Mei Liu
This investigation aimed to compare the pressure-volume loop (PV loop) measurements in three less symptomatic categories (New York Heart Association classes , NYHA I, II, and III) of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients since NYHA classification system performance is limited by the shortcomings discussed above. Thirty-six patients were enrolled in this study with PV loop measurement acquisition via micro-conductance catheters. Functional classification according to NYHA was determined with comprehensive assessing function and activity...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163840/an-improved-nerve-sparing-radical-hysterectomy-technique-for-cervical-cancer-using-the-paravesico-vaginal-space-as-a-new-surgical-landmark
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Yuqin Zhang, Tingyan Shi, Sheng Yin, Sining Ma, Di Shi, Jun Guan, Libing Xiang, Yang Liu, Yulan Ren, Deyan Tan, Rongyu Zang
Bladder dysfunction remains a major postoperative challenge for early stage cervical cancer patients. The present prospective phase 2 trial in patients with stage IB1 and IIA1 cervical cancer follows up on our previous, unpublished work describing a new surgical landmark, the paravesico-vaginal space. We describe a novel nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) approach to treat early stage cervical cancer without compromising local control rate or survival. Between September 2015 and August 2016, 49 patients were enrolled to receive NSRH...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163748/transradial-approach-for-deployment-of-a-flow-diverter-for-an-intracranial-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-a-type-3-aortic-arch
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Geoffrey W Peitz, Bhavani Kura, Jeremiah N Johnson, Ramesh Grandhi
Background: Flow diversion with the Pipeline embolization device (PED) is an effective treatment for giant and wide-neck intracranial aneurysms, but the standard transfemoral approach may not be feasible in patients with Type-3 aortic arches. Case Report: An 84-year-old woman presented with a right internal carotid artery (ICA) giant aneurysm and a Type-3 aortic arch, necessitating a transradial approach for access to the right common carotid artery. A triaxial catheter system made for a stable platform for the deployment of two telescoping PEDs to treat the patient's right ICA giant aneurysm...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162830/numerical-simulation-of-hemodynamic-changes-in-central-veins-after-tunneled-cuffed-central-venous-catheter-placement-in-patients-under-hemodialysis
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Liqing Peng, Yue Qiu, Zhongyi Huang, Chunchao Xia, Chenzhong Dai, Tinghui Zheng, Zhenlin Li
The tunneled central venous catheter (CVC) plays an important role for hemodialysis patients, but CVC-related thrombosis in the central veins remain problematic. This study is the first try to numerically find out what hemodynamic parameters are predisposed to the initiation and formation of thrombus after CVC insertion. And the potential relationship between hemodynamic parameters and the incidence rates of thrombosis occurrence was explored. The results revealed that the CVC insertion led to a significant increase of hydraulic resistance, wide-ranging abnormally high wall shear stress (WSS), and a great loss of flow rotation in the vein...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162780/prolonged-inflation-technique-using-a-scoring-balloon-for-severe-calcified-lesion
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Yoritaka Otsuka, Taku Koyama, Yuki Imoto, Yoshio Katsuki, Masaaki Kawahara, Keita Nakamura, Sunao Kodama, Hiroo Noguchi, Kiyotaka Iwasaki
Percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of a severe calcified lesion is still one of the most technically challenging areas of interventional cardiology. Calcified lesions are a cause of stent underexpansion, which significantly increases the subsequent risks of in-stent restenosis and thrombosis, even when drug-eluting stents are used. In this report, we describe the usefulness of prolonged inflations using a scoring balloon catheter (Scoreflex) for severe calcified lesions. Prolonged inflation using a scoring balloon enables an adequate dilation for treatment of a severe calcified plaque that was unresponsive to conventional technique with or without rotational atherectomy...
November 22, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162681/clusters-of-practice-in-peritoneal-dialysis-in-france-data-from-the-catheter-section-of-the-rdplf
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Antoine Lanot, Clemence Bechade, Christian Verger, Emmanuel Fabre, Isabelle Vernier, Thierry Lobbedez
BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is a major cause of peritoneal dialysis (PD) failure. Recommendations for the prevention of peritonitis are available, but wide variations exist in the peritonitis rate among countries and PD units. The objective of this study was to describe the different pattern of practices in France. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter study based on data from the French Language Peritoneal Dialysis Registry. Center practices were described and mapped...
November 21, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162678/stability-of-ceftazidime-and-heparin-in-four-different-types-of-peritoneal-dialysis-solutions
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Surendra Kandel, Syed Tabish R Zaidi, Troy Wanandy, Long Ming, Ronald Castelino, Kamal Sud, Rahul P Patel
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal (IP) administration of ceftazidime is recommended for the treatment of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis (PDAP) from Pseudomonas. Patients with PDAP may also need IP heparin to overcome problems with drainage of turbid peritoneal dialysis (PD) fluids and blockage of catheters with fibrin. Physico-chemical stability of ceftazidime and heparin, and biological stability of heparin in many types of PD solutions is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the stability of ceftazidime and heparin in 4 types of PD solutions...
November 21, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162677/feasibility-of-urgent-start-peritoneal-dialysis-in-older-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Haijiao Jin, Zhaohui Ni, Shan Mou, Renhua Lu, Wei Fang, Jiaying Huang, Chunhua Hu, Haifen Zhang, Hao Yan, Zhenyuan Li, Zanzhe Yu
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) frequently require urgent-start dialysis. Recent evidence suggests that peritoneal dialysis (PD) might be a feasible alternative to hemodialysis (HD) in these patients, including in older patients. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled patients aged > 65 years with ESRD who underwent urgent dialysis without functional vascular access or PD catheter at a single center, from January 2011 to December 2014...
November 21, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162367/arterial-reconstructions-for-chronic-lower-extremity-ischemia-in-preadolescent-and-adolescent-children
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Jonathan L Eliason, Dawn M Coleman, Adam Gumushian, James C Stanley
OBJECTIVE: Chronic lower extremity ischemia in pediatric patients is uncommon. The intent of this study was to better define the arterial reconstructive options and their long-term durability in preadolescent and adolescent children having clinically relevant arterial occlusions affecting the lower extremity. METHODS: The medical records of 33 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent lower extremity revascularization for chronic ischemia at the University of Michigan from 1974 to 2016 were reviewed...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162280/catheter-related-bacteraemia-caused-by-raoultella-ornithinolytica
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A González-Castro, J C Rodríguez-Borregán, S Campos, J L Pérez Canga
Infections in humans by Raoultella spp. are rare and the effect that Raoultella spp. might have as a human pathogen is currently unknown. A clinical case is presented of catheter-related bacteraemia caused by Raoultella ornithinolytica, treated successfully with applied antibiotic therapy (intravenous cefepime and sealed the catheter with amikacin).
November 18, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162068/new-steps-of-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-using-the-extraperitoneal-approach-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison-between-extraperitoneal-and-transperitoneal-approach-in-japanese-patients
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Satoshi Kurokawa, Yukihiro Umemoto, Kentaro Mizuno, Atsushi Okada, Akihiro Nakane, Hidenori Nishio, Shuzo Hamamoto, Ryosuke Ando, Noriyasu Kawai, Keiichi Tozawa, Yutaro Hayashi, Takahiro Yasui
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is commonly performed using the transperitoneal (TP) approach with six trocars over an 8-cm distance in the steep Trendelenburg position. In this study, we investigated the feasibility and the benefit of using the extraperitoneal (EP) approach with six trocars over a 4-cm distance in a flat or 5° Trendelenburg position. We also introduced four new steps to the surgical procedure and compared the surgical results and complications between the EP and TP approach using propensity score matching...
November 21, 2017: BMC Urology
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