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John Klein, Amelia Jepsen, Amy Patterson, Richard R Reich, Tina M Mason
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) use a central venous catheter (CVC); heparin is often employed to maintain patency but may increase the risk of complications. Research has not provided conclusive differences in efficacy and safety regarding heparin flushing versus normal saline flushing in CVC maintenance. Minimal research is specific to this patient population. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine if differences exist in CVC patency, tissue plasminogen activator usage, and the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections when flushing with normal saline only versus heparin and normal saline among patients undergoing BMT...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Maxim Yu Rykov, Sergei V Zaborovskij, Alexander N Shvecov, Vladimir V Shukin
PURPOSE: To review our experience with peripherally inserted central catheters in pediatric cancer patients. METHODS: The analysis included 353 patients (3 months up to 17 years, mean age 11.2 years) with a variety of cancers diseases, which in 2011-2016, 354 peripherally inserted central catheters were placed. All settings are carried out using ultrasound guidance. In 138 (39%) patients, external anatomical landmarks were used and in 216 (61%) intraoperative fluoroscopy...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
James C Barton, Jackson Clayborn Barton, Luigi F Bertoli
BACKGROUND: We sought to learn more about the utility and safety of implanted ports for monthly immunoglobulin G infusions in adults with primary immune deficiency. METHODS: We reviewed charts of adults who were referred to a single practice during the interval 2006-2016 for evaluation and management of frequent or severe upper and lower respiratory tract and other infections, subnormal total immunoglobulin G or immunoglobulin G subclasses, and suboptimal responses to polyvalent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccinations; were diagnosed to have primary immune deficiency; and were advised to undergo immunoglobulin G therapy...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Wei-Wen Su
Purpose: Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a neurocutaneous disorder characterized by facial cutaneous venous dilatation (port-wine stain), leptomeningeal angioma, and ocular abnormalities. Here we report a case of SWS who experienced acute primary angle-closure in the same side of the nevus flammeus. Observations: A 64-years-old female patient with SWS port wine stain on the left side of her face was referred to our ER for acute primary angle-closure (PAC). The IOP was 64 mmHg in the left eye (12 mmHg in OD) and the visual acuity was 20/100...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Maurizio Pacilli, Catherine J Bradshaw, Simon A Clarke
INTRODUCTION: Medium-term intravenous access in children is normally achieved by means of repeated multiple peripheral intravenous cannula insertions or peripherally inserted central catheters. Long peripheral cannulas might offer an alternative to these devices in children. Our aim was to clarify whether long peripheral cannulas provide reliable medium-term intravenous access avoiding the need for multiple peripheral intravenous cannulations or peripherally inserted central catheter insertion in children undergoing surgery...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Fulvio Pinelli, Elena Cecero, Dario Degl'Innocenti, Valentina Selmi, Rosa Giua, Gianluca Villa, Cosimo Chelazzi, Stefano Romagnoli, Mauro Pittiruti
Totally implantable venous access devices, or ports, are essential in the therapeutic management of patients who require long-term intermittent intravenous therapy. Totally implantable venous access devices guarantee safe infusion of chemotherapy, blood transfusion, parenteral nutrition, as well as repeated blood samples. Minimizing the need for frequent vascular access, totally implantable venous access devices also improve the patient's quality of life. Nonetheless, totally implantable venous access devices are not free from complications...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Giovanni Masoero, Alexandros Papachristidis, Konstantinos C Theodoropoulos, Derek Harries, Mark J Monaghan, Daniel M Sado
Contrast echocardiography with agitated saline is used to assess mainly the existence of interatrial communication. We report a case of a 26-year-old woman, with a "port-a-cath" central venous line, who had an unusual finding in agitated saline contrast echocardiography. Multimodality imaging revealed occlusion of superior vena cava and a systemic-to-pulmonary venous shunt.
March 6, 2018: Echocardiography
Mahipal G Sinnollareddy, Michael S Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, Sandra L Peake, Jason A Roberts
Background: Piperacillin is a β-lactam penicillin antibiotic commonly used for the empirical therapy of sepsis and other hospital-acquired infections. However, knowledge regarding the effect of sustained low-efficiency diafiltration (SLED-f), a technique increasingly being used in ICUs, on piperacillin pharmacokinetics (PK) and dosing in critically ill patients is lacking. Objectives: To describe the PK of piperacillin during SLED-f and compare the results with those reported for other forms of renal replacement therapies...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Brent Burbridge, Chris Plewes, Grant Stoneham, Peter Szkup, Rob Otani, Paul Babyn, Rhonda Bryce
PURPOSE: To evaluate the hypothesis that power-injectable totally implanted venous access devices (TIVADs) situated in the arm are associated with more frequent complications and complication-related removal than non-power-injectable arm TIVADs among adult cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single-center trial, 211 adult chemotherapy patients were randomized to receive either a power-injectable or a non-power-injectable arm TIVAD. Follow-up involved a standardized telephone interview 1 week after insertion, followed by a chest X-ray, arm X-ray, and Doppler ultrasound at 3 months and 12 months...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Shin-Seok Yang, Moon Sang Ahn
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety, technical feasibility, and complications of totally implanted central venous access ports (TIVAPs) in the upper arm, for comparison with trans-jugular chest ports in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: In total, 223 consecutive female breast cancer patients who received a TIVAP in the upper arm or chest between July 2014 and February 2016 were included. All procedures were performed via a sonographic and fluoroscopic-guided approach using the Seldinger technique under local anesthesia...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Gautam Sharma, Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, Ali Aminian, Suriya Punchai, Emre Bucak, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
BACKGROUND: Perioperative management of chronically anti-coagulated patients undergoing bariatric surgery requires a balance of managing hemorrhagic and thromboembolic risks. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of hemorrhagic complications and their management in chronically anticoagulated (CAT) patients undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of CAT patients undergoing bariatric surgery at an academic center from 2008 to 2015 was studied...
February 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
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
Nicole De Simone, Ravi Sarode
Tunneled central venous catheters with ports are increasingly used for therapeutic apheresis procedures. Vortex ports have been used as access for therapeutic apheresis procedures, but are not ideal for therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) procedures due to lower flow rates. We performed an in vitro experiment to compare flow characteristics of the single-lumen Vortex port (AngioDynamics) with the single-lumen TidalPort (Norfolk Medical). We used expired red blood cell units and adjusted the hematocrit to 40% with normal saline in a 2-L bag...
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
Takashi Matsuda, Taro Takami, Ryo Sasaki, Tatsuro Nishimura, Yuki Aibe, Bruno Diaz Paredes, Luiz Fernando Quintanilha, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Naoki Yamamoto, Kenji Tani, Shuji Terai, Yasuho Taura, Isao Sakaida
We have been developing a therapy for liver cirrhosis using cultured autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). Before human clinical trials can be considered, the safety and efficacy of BMSC infusion in medium to large animals must be confirmed; thus, we developed a canine liver fibrosis model. A small amount of bone marrow fluid was aspirated from the canine humerus to assess the characteristics of BMSCs. We implanted a venous catheter in the stomach and a subcutaneous infusion port in the back of the neck of each canine...
September 2017: Hepatology Communications
Michael Acord, Anne Marie Cahill, Ganesh Krishnamurthy, Seth Vatsky, Marc Keller, Abhay Srinivasan
PURPOSE: To evaluate technical success and the incidences of, and risk factors for, mechanical and infectious complications of venous port placement in infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective single-institution cohort study of port placement in infants (age < 1 y) from January 2006 through June 2016 (mean age, 7.5 mo ± 3.3; mean weight, 8.1 kg ± 1.9). Age, weight, sex, side of placement, tip position, and indication for placement (chemotherapy vs other) were recorded...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Mario Matiotti-Neto, Mariam F Eskander, Omidreza Tabatabaie, Gyulnara Kasumova, Lindsay A Bliss, Sing Chau Ng, Nicholas E Tawa, Blanche Murphy, Jonathan F Critchlow, Jennifer F Tseng
The superiority of surgical cut-down of the cephalic vein versus percutaneous catheterization of the subclavian vein for the insertion of totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) is debated. To compare the safety and efficacy of surgical cut-down versus percutaneous placement of TIVADs. This is a single-institution retrospective cohort study of oncologic patients who had TIVADs implanted by 14 surgeons. Primary outcomes were inability to place TIVAD by the primary approach and postoperative complications within 30 days...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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