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Brent Burbridge, Kunal Goyal
INTRODUCTION: Venous access devices are essential for the provision of care for patients requiring chemotherapy. Totally implanted venous access devices (TIVADs), also known as ports, are an option for infusion care. Medical devices have an impact upon patient quality of life. We assessed the impact on quality of life and satisfaction with their venous device, for patients with a chest TIVAD versus an upper arm TIVAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sequential subjects were administered a questionnaire, "Quality of Life Assessment, Venous Device - Port (QLAVD-P)" at the time of their TIVAD removal...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Soichi Kojima, Takao Hiraki, Hideo Gobara, Toshihiro Iguchi, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Yusuke Matsui, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Susumu Kanazawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate retrospectively the fracture risk of totally implanted venous access devices connected to Groshong silicone (SC) versus polyurethane (PU) catheters, inserted via the internal jugular vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 384 SC and 221 PU central venous catheters implanted via the internal jugular vein. The presence of catheter fracture was evaluated. Variables possibly related to catheter fracture were evaluated. First, in order to determine the factors associated with fracture, fracture rates were compared with the log-rank test between the two groups divided by each of the variables...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Keisuke Nakabayashi, Hidekimi Nomura, Daichi Isomura, Ryo Sugiura, Toshiaki Oka
Recent advances in anticancer chemotherapy have resulted in an increase in the number of patients requiring a central venous port catheter, and the incidence of catheter pinch-off syndrome has been increasing. Catheter pinch-off syndrome is a rare and unusual complication. It is difficult to retrieve dislodged catheters from the pulmonary artery, especially if the catheter is stuck to the peripheral pulmonary artery. We herein describe the successful removal of a catheter stuck in the pulmonary artery with a stepwise approach...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Michelle Ribeiro Viana Taveira, Luciana Santana Lima, Cláudia Corrêa de Araújo, Maria Júlia Gonçalves de Mello
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) are used for prolonged central venous access, allowing the infusion of chemotherapy and other fluids and improving the quality of life of children with cancer. TIVAPs were developed to reduce the infection rates associated with central venous catheters; however, infectious events remain common and have not been fully investigated in pediatric oncology patients. PROCEDURE: A retrospective cohort was formed to investigate risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in pediatric cancer patients...
September 26, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Yanhong Li, Yonghua Cai, Xiaoqin Gan, Xinmei Ye, Jiayu Ling, Liang Kang, Junwen Ye, Xingwei Zhang, Jianwei Zhang, Yue Cai, Huabin Hu, Meijin Huang, Yanhong Deng
BACKGROUND: The current study aims to compare the application and convenience of the upper arm port with the other two methods of implanted ports in the jugular vein and the subclavian vein in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. METHODS: Currently, the standard of practice is placement of central venous access via an internal jugular vein approach. Perioperative time, postoperative complications, and postoperative comfort level in patients receiving an implanted venous port in the upper arm were retrospectively compared to those in the jugular vein and the subclavian vein from April 2013 to November 2014...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Qingbing Wang, Xiaolin Wang, Rongfang Guo, Guoping Li
Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor that is difficult to diagnose preoperatively. The aim of this study was to evaluate and describe the computed tomography (CT) features of ACC and compare the results with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (DAC) for improving preoperative diagnosis. The control group consisted of 34 patients with DAC collected from the pathology electronic database. The CT imaging from nine patients with pathologically confirmed ACC was retrospectively reviewed. Two radiologists independently assessed the tumor location, size, texture, and enhancement patterns...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Kazuya Kato, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Kazuhiko Onodera, Mineko Higuchi, Kimitaka Kato, Yurina Kato, Minoru Matsuda, Seiya Endo, Yuko Kobashi, Masahiko Taniguchi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the success rate and any complications using a percutaneous approach to the femoral vein (FV) for placement of a totally implantable access port (TIVAP), with a preoperative assessment of the femoral and iliac veins using computed tomography-venography (CT-V). METHODS: A prospective study of 72 patients was conducted where placement of a TIVAP was attempted via the right FV, with the port placed in the anterior thigh, when subclavian vein or jugular vein access was contraindicated...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Gowri Shankar, Vinay Jadhav, Ravindra S, Narendra Babu, Ramesh S
Children with malignancy require venous access that is reliable, safe and compliant on a long-term basis. There is little data available on utilization of totally implantable venous access devices (TIVAD) for long term chemotherapy in children in an Indian setting [1]. We report our long-term follow-up results of utilization of totally implantable venous access devices for long-term chemotherapy in children. This was a retrospective analysis of 122 children requiring long-term chemotherapy done between January 2008 and December 2013...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Matsanga Leyila Kaseka, Jonathan Yehouda Bitton, Jean-Claude Décarie, Philippe Major
BACKGROUND: Sturge-Weber syndrome is characterized by a facial port-wine stain associated with either or both a retinal angioma and a cerebral pial angioma. Because a pial angioma may not be evident on the initial imaging studies, individuals at risk for epilepsy are often not identified before their first seizure. The aim of this study is to identify predictive factors predisposing Sturge-Weber patients to epilepsy. METHODS: The medical archives and photography database of our institution were reviewed to identify Sturge-Weber Syndrome patients followed up between 1990 and 2015...
August 18, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
Daniel Putensen, David Leverett, Bhavika Patel, Jasmin Rivera
BACKGROUND: The majority of reports regarding general vascular access choices for apheresis procedures argue that peripheral venous access should be considered first. However, the clinical reality appears to be different. While some procedures mandate central vascular access (e.g., therapeutic apheresis procedures in critically ill patients) and in some cases it is the patient's preference, we propose that the majority of elective procedures can be successfully performed peripherally...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
Tehsina F Devji, Arin L Madenci, Elizabeth Carpino, Izabela C Leahy, Mihail Samnaliev, Jennifer L Dearden, Brent R Weil, Christopher B Weldon, Joseph Cravero
PURPOSE: The current emphasis on fiscally responsible health spending in the era of the Affordable Care Act and other health care reform necessitates cost-conscious delivery of care. "Value" in health care is defined as the quality of care divided by the cost. As such, health systems optimize value by providing the most cost-effective care possible without sacrificing safety or outcomes. Elective, minimal risk surgical procedures in children may be value-enhanced by moving from an operating room (OR) to a more cost-efficient setting...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Toshinari Yagi, Tomoko Sakamoto, Keiko Nakai, Masami Tanizawa, Toyoko Okabe, Noriko Hoshikawa, Miku Kohatada, Fumika Kitagawa, Ritsuko Hanya, Michiyo Kotani
Objective A significant number of Japanese cancer patients refuse to have central venous (CV) ports implanted. The aim of this study is to investigate the experiences of patients prior to and after CV port implantation, as well as their expectations regarding the use of CV ports. Methods This study was carried out at Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases from October 20, 2014, to January 16, 2015. Data were collected using a questionnaire developed by the researchers, and various statistical analyses were performed...
2016: Internal Medicine
Ulrike Braun, Edelgard Lorenz, Christiane Weimann, Heinz Sturm, Ilham Karimov, Johannes Ettl, Reinhard Meier, Walter A Wohlgemuth, Hermann Berger, Moritz Wildgruber
Central venous port devices made of two different polymeric materials, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and silicone rubber (SiR), were compared due their material properties. Both naïve catheters as well as catheters after removal from patients were investigated. In lab experiments the influence of various chemo-therapeutic solutions on material properties was investigated, whereas the samples after removal were compared according to the implanted time in patient. The macroscopic, mechanical performance was assessed with dynamic, specially adapted tests for elasticity...
December 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Charlie C-T Hsu, Gigi N C Kwan, Hannah Evans-Barns, John A Rophael, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) provide patients with a safe and permanent venous access, for instance in the administration of chemotherapy for oncology patients. There are several methods for TIVAP placement, and the optimal evidence-based method is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of three commonly used techniques for implanting TIVAPs: the venous cutdown technique, the Seldinger technique, and the modified Seldinger technique...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Yuehong Shen, Xin Ping Zhang, Feng Ge, Hui Huang, Li Li
BACKGROUND: The totally implantable port is a common central venous access device. The cost of implantation and maintenance however is very expensive. At present, the biggest problem regarding the promotion and the use of implantable ports in China is lack of well trained professional healthcare providers. Furthermore, maintenance of totally implantable ports by nurses is poor and patients may easily get complications. AIMS/OBJECTIVES: This project aimed to reduce the incidence of complications among general surgery patients with implantable ports, and improve healthcare safety and the care process, strictly in compliance with current evidence-based criteria...
April 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Ujjwal Gorsi, Pankaj Gupta, Naveen Kalra, Mandeep Kang, Rajinder Singh, Rajesh Gupta, Vikas Gupta, Niranjan Khandelwal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of multidetector computed tomography (CT) and CT angiography (CTA) in post cholecystectomy complications. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from December 2012 to August 2014 was performed. Eight hundred sixty consecutive patients with history of cholecystectomy (laparoscopic or open) were evaluated. After exclusion of 645 patients with normal imaging, analysis for post cholecystectomy complications was performed in 215 patients...
October 2015: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Kevin R Volz, Christopher D Kanner, Julie Evans, Kevin D Evans
Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital malformation characterized by a triad of clinical presentations: (1) capillary malformations manifesting as a "port wine stain"; (2) limb hypertrophy; and (3) venous varicosities. It is distinguished from Parkes-Weber syndrome by the absence of substantial arteriovenous shunting. Due to the clinical implications of an arteriovenous fistula, differentiation between the two syndromes is important, as the prognosis and treatment greatly differ. We present a series of 5 cases of suspected KTS, while emphasizing the difficulties in distinguishing KTS from Parkes-Weber syndrome without diagnostic imaging and underscoring the importance of accurately classifying patients with the appropriate syndrome...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Rebecca A Hess, Kyle Gunnerson, John Kahler
Herpes zoster, commonly called shingles, is a disease that results from the reactivation of varicella zoster virus. Local trauma has been reported as a precipitant for reactivation, but this condition is rarely seen localized to a fresh surgical incision. We present the case of a patient who developed shingles overlying the incision site of a recently buried central venous access port, illustrating the need to consider this diagnosis as a unique imposter of localized infection or reaction at sites of recent procedural trauma...
July 27, 2016: CJEM
Tanja Fusi-Schmidhauser, Dario Caronzolo, Claudia Gamondi
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to trace, monitor, and assess for clinical effectiveness, visual compatibility, and stability of commonly used combinations of drugs for patients hospitalized in a Swiss palliative care unit, over a 12-month period. METHODS: In this longitudinal analysis, commonly used multidrug combinations were monitored with a duly created data collection sheet for healthcare professionals. Assessment of visual changes of the mixtures and the evaluation of major changes in the overall symptom control over time were recorded...
July 23, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Toshiaki Ito
We perform minimally invasive mitral valve plasty under totally endoscopic view. Skin incisions are composed of a 3 to 5 cm of main wound along the right 4th intercostal space, 1 trocar port in the 3rd intercostal space, and a camera port in the 5th intercostal space. Matal rib spreader is not used. A 3-dimensional endoscope was recently introduced. Forceps controlled by the left hand are inserted through the independent trocar port in the 3rd intercostal space. Left atrial retractor, aortic clamp, and all the cannulae are inserted through the main incision...
July 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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