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Vascular catheters device

Keith S Boniface, Maxine A LeSaux, Sohaib Mandoorah, Amit Patel, Kai L Neander, Hamid Shokoohi
PURPOSE: We evaluated the performance of an encapsulated guidewire designed for single-handed use with ultrasound-guided vascular access (SonoStik) with Seldinger technique, as compared with conventional intravenous catheters placed under ultrasound guidance in healthy subjects. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort trial in healthy subjects in which each subject served as his/her own control by having a SonoStik ultrasound intravenous cannulation placed in one arm and a conventionally placed, standard ultrasound intravenous cannulation placed in the other arm...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Nicole Clare Gavin, Elise Button, Maria Isabel Castillo, Gillian Ray-Barruel, Samantha Keogh, David J McMillan, Claire M Rickard
Guidelines recommend using single-lumen central vascular access devices (CVADs) for the administration of parenteral nutrition (PN) or lipid-based solutions, or a dedicated lumen on a multilumen CVAD. Publications reviewed by the authors reported comparative rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) in patients with CVADs who received PN through a dedicated lumen compared with those who had PN administered through multilumen CVADs. Two studies included 650 patients with 1349 CVADs. CR-BSIs were equally distributed between the 2 groups...
March 2018: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
Paulina M Kowalewska, Shawn M Petrik, Attilio E Di Fiore, Alison E Fox-Robichaud
Vascular catheters are a major cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections. ChloraLock (ATTWILL Medical Solutions, Inc, West Jordan, UT, and ICU Medical, Inc, San Clemente, CA) is a novel antimicrobial device containing chlorhexidine digluconate (CHG) that is fitted onto a syringe and infuses CHG into the catheter lumen during locking. The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of ChloraLock with in vitro tests and its ability to reduce Staphylococcus aureus contamination of catheters in the external jugular veins of Yorkshire swine...
March 2018: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
Tina S Ipe, Marisa B Marques
Therapeutic plasma exchange is an apheresis modality in which plasma is separated from the blood cellular components ex vivo, discarded, and replaced with an isosmotic fluid (most commonly 5% albumin) to maintain appropriate oncotic pressure in the patient. Therapeutic plasma exchange is used in the treatment of many diseases and indications. The recent seventh edition of the American Society for Apheresis guidelines indicates approximately 72 diseases and 116 indications for which therapeutic plasma exchange may be effective...
February 2018: Transfusion
Jeffrey Szymanski, Priyank Shah, Marian Dynis, Donna Mansfield, Connie Hamilton, George Despotis
BACKGROUND: Central venous access devices are commonly used in extracorporeal photopheresis, but their performance has not been systematically evaluated. The primary objective of this study was to compare pressures at various flow rates for central venous access devices in an ex vivo simulation of photopheresis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Diluted, heparinized red blood cells were circulated through central access devices in series with a photopheresis system, and pressures at several flow rates were recorded...
February 2018: Transfusion
Kristen A Lee, Raja S Ramaswamy
Central venous access has become invaluable in the treatment of patients with a wide array of acute and chronic disease entities. Central venous catheters provide durable, short-term and long-term access solutions while saving the patient from repeated peripheral needle sticks. Central venous catheters include: non-tunneled central venous catheters, tunneled central venous catheters, and port catheters. Typically, the placement of a central venous catheter is performed by Vascular and Interventional Radiologists...
February 2018: Transfusion
Merilda O Blanco-Guzman
Implantable vascular access devices are frequently used in patients who have poor peripheral venous access. These devices can be partially implanted as tunneled and nontunneled central catheters, or they can be fully implanted as ports. Compared with long-term catheters, implanted ports have lower infection rates and improved perceptions of quality of life, but complications still occur in 2% to 18% of patients, frequently requiring removal of the device. Since the conception of implantable vascular access device ports, numerous advances in port design, materials, and techniques for implantation and care have been developed with the goal of overcoming frequent complications...
February 2018: Transfusion
Jill Adamski
Extracorporeal photopheresis is an immunomodulatory therapy indicated for patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, graft-versus-host disease, and heart or lung allograft rejection. Whole blood from the patient is drawn into the photopheresis instrument where it is separated into its components. Plasma, red blood cells, and the treated buffy coat are subsequently returned to the patient. Consistent, adequate blood flow is necessary to successfully complete the procedure. Vascular access options for photopheresis include peripheral vein cannulation, tunneled central venous catheters, and subcutaneous ports...
February 2018: Transfusion
Heidi L McNeely, Theresa L Ream, Jodi M Thrasher, Oliwier Dziadkowiec, Tiffany J Callahan
PURPOSE: Vascular access in pediatric patients can be challenging even with the currently available technological resources. This nurse-driven research study explored time, cost, and resources for intravenous access to determine if a biomedical device, VeinViewer® Vision, would facilitate improvements in pediatric access. In addition, this study looked at nurse perceptions of skills and confidence around intravenous insertion and if the use of the VeinViewer® impacted these perceptions...
February 10, 2018: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
Sanjay Sinha, Daniel Levi, Alejandro Peirone, Carlos Pedra
BACKGROUND: Nit-Occlud ® (atrial septal defect) ASD-R and (patent ductus arteriosus) PDA-R devices are used outside the United States for percutaneous closure of the patent ductus arteriosus and atrial septal defects. When embolization occurs, these devices have been difficult to retrieve. METHODS: Bench simulations of retrieval of PDA-R and ASD-R devices were performed in a vascular model. Retrieval of each device was attempted using snare techniques or with bioptome forceps with a range of devices...
February 5, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Drew Fleck, Hassan Albadawi, Fadi Shamoun, Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a major health problem worldwide. The risk of pulmonary embolism following DVT is well established, but the long-term vascular sequelae of DVT are often underappreciated, costly to manage, and can have extremely detrimental effects on quality of life. Treatment of DVT classically involves oral anticoagulation, which reduces the risk of pulmonary embolism but does not remove the clot. Anticoagulation therefore does little to prevent the venous damage and scarring that occurs following DVT, leaving the patient at risk for permanent venous insufficiency and development of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS)...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Christoph Brenner, Julian Margreitter, Alexandra Gratl, Josef Klocker, Rudolf Kirchmair, Peter Marschang, Guy Friedrich, Bernhard Metzler, Nicolas Moes
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Although guideline recommendations have shifted towards a transradial route, femoral puncture is still an established vascular access, especially for complex coronary interventions. The FemoSeal™ vascular closure device (FVCD) helps to reduce femoral compression time and access site complications after removal of the catheter sheath. To ensure safe use, an angiography of the femoral artery prior to FVCD deployment is recommended by the manufacturer. We postulate that omitting this angiography does not relevantly increase the risk for vascular complications...
January 24, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Hajime Matsumine, Mariko Mogami, Osamu Fujiwara, Masahiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Ito, Hiroyuki Sakurai
PURPOSE: Intraparenchymatous venous pressure (IVP) monitoring in flap can measure venous pressure with catheter placement. Among patients with IVP monitoring, this study reviewed postoperative microvascular complications for investigating the transplanted-tissue salvage-rate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred and seventy-one patients (male, 132; female, 139; mean age, 52.3 years; age range, 9-82 years) underwent free flap transfer and postoperative continuous IVP monitoring, which performed as follows; a venous catheter was connected to a transducer, and venous pressure in the flap was recorded for three consecutive days postoperatively...
January 11, 2018: Microsurgery
Melissa I Naiman, Maria Gray, Joseph Haymore, Ahmed F Hegazy, Andrej Markota, Neeraj Badjatia, Erik B Kulstad
Controlling patient temperature is important for a wide variety of clinical conditions. Cooling to normal or below normal body temperature is often performed for neuroprotection after ischemic insult (e.g. hemorrhagic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cardiac arrest, or other hypoxic injury). Cooling from febrile states treats fever and reduces the negative effects of hyperthermia on injured neurons. Patients are warmed in the operating room to prevent inadvertent perioperative hypothermia, which is known to cause increased blood loss, wound infections, and myocardial injury, while also prolonging recovery time...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Megha Gulati, Craig L Ennis, Diana L Rodriguez, Clarissa J Nobile
Candida albicans is the most common fungal pathogen of humans, causing about 15% of hospital-acquired sepsis cases. A major virulence attribute of C. albicans is its ability to form biofilms, structured communities of cells attached to biotic and abiotic surfaces. C. albicans biofilms can form on host tissues, such as mucosal layers, and on medical devices, such as catheters, pacemakers, dentures, and joint prostheses. Biofilms pose significant clinical challenges because they are highly resistant to physical and chemical perturbations, and can act as reservoirs to seed disseminated infections...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Alexy Tran-Dinh, Pascal Augustin, Guillaume Dufour, Sigismond Lasocki, Nicolas Allou, Gabriel Thabut, Yves Castier, Philippe Montravers, Mathieu Desmard
OBJECTIVES: First evaluation of the transpulmonary thermodilution technique by the PiCCO2 device to assess cardiac index and pulmonary edema during the postoperative course after single-lung transplantation. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Intensive care unit, university hospital (single center). PARTICIPANTS: Single-lung transplant patients. INTERVENTIONS: The authors compared cardiac index measured by PiCCO2 and pulmonary artery catheter and assessed pulmonary edema using extravascular lung water index and pulmonary vascular permeability index measured by PiCCO2...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Abdulla A Damluji, Daniel W Nelson, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Windecker, Robert A Byrne, Fernando Cohen, Tejas Patel, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee, Jorge Mayol, Warren J Cantor, Carlos E Alfonso, Sunil V Rao, Mauro Moscucci, Mauricio G Cohen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the current practice and use of transfemoral approach (TFA) for coronary angiography and intervention. BACKGROUND: Wide variability exists in TFA techniques for coronary procedures. METHODS: The authors developed a survey instrument that was distributed via e-mail lists from professional societies to interventional cardiologists from 88 countries between March and December 2016. RESULTS: Of 987 operators, 18% were femoralists, 38% radialists, 42% both, and 2% neither...
November 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Salman Gohar, Ziad Taimeh, Jeff Morgan, O H Frazier, Francisco Arabia, Andrew Civitello, Ajith Nair
The temporary total artificial heart (TAH-t) has been valuable as a bridge to transplantation in patients with biventricular failure. However, the challenges of accurately assessing pulmonary vascular resistance after TAH-t implantation can preclude these patients from heart transplantation, especially those with pre-existing pulmonary hypertension. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System (St. Jude's Medical, Little Canada, MN) comprises a wireless pressure sensor that is implanted percutaneously in the pulmonary artery and transmits real-time measurements of pulmonary artery pressures...
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Vineet Chopra, Latoya Kuhn, Valerie Vaughn, David Ratz, Suzanne Winter, Nancy Moureau, Britt Meyer, Sarah Krein
: Background: Although certification by an accredited agency is often a practice prerequisite in health care, it is not required of vascular access specialists who insert peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Whether certification is associated with differences in practice among inserters is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to gather information regarding whether certified and noncertified PICC inserters differ with respect to their practices and views about PICC use...
December 2017: American Journal of Nursing
Elizabeth E Halvorson, Doug Case, Joseph A Skelton, Michael C McCrory
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric obesity is highly prevalent and has been associated with poor outcomes for hospitalized children. Vascular access is essential in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether critically ill children with obesity are more likely to undergo vascular device insertion (excluding peripheral IV catheters) and develop related complications. DESIGN: Multi-institutional retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Ninety-four U...
January 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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