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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148903/an-onyx-tunnel-reconstructive-transvenous-balloon-assisted-onyx-embolization-for-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-transverse-sigmoid-sinus
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Mena G Kerolus, Joonho Chung, Stephen A Munich, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hideo Okada, Demetrius K Lopes
Transvenous embolization is an effective method for treating dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) of the transverse-sigmoid sinus (TSS). However, in cases of complicated DAVFs, it is difficult to preserve the patency of the dural sinus. The authors describe the technical details of a new reconstructive technique using transvenous balloon-assisted Onyx embolization as another treatment option in a patient with an extensive and complex DAVF of the left TSS. A microcatheter and compliant balloon catheter were navigated into the left internal jugular vein and placed at the distal end of the DAVF in the transverse sinus...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148002/targeting-zero-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-matched-case-control-study
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Daniele G Biasucci, Mauro Pittiruti, Alessandra Taddei, Enzo Picconi, Alessandro Pizza, Davide Celentano, Marco Piastra, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Giorgio Conti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new three-component 'bundle' for insertion and management of centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs), designed to minimize catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in critically ill children. METHODS: Our 'bundle' has three components: insertion, management, and education. Insertion and management recommendations include: skin antisepsis with 2% chlorhexidine; maximal barrier precautions; ultrasound-guided venipuncture; tunneling of the catheter when a long indwelling time is expected; glue on the exit site; sutureless securement; use of transparent dressing; chlorhexidine sponge dressing on the 7th day; neutral displacement needle-free connectors...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147998/hemodialysis-tunneled-cuffed-catheter-related-atrial-thrombus-complicated-with-asymptomatic-pulmonary-emboli
#3
Zhoucang Zhang, Dongliang Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137727/the-quantitative-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-the-forces-applied-to-the-palm-and-carpal-tunnel-pressure
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Kazutoshi Kubo, Yu-Shiuan Cheng, Boran Zhou, Kai-Nan An, Steven L Moran, Peter C Amadio, Xiaoming Zhang, Chunfeng Zhao
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy occurring in upper limbs. The etiology, however, has not been fully understood yet. Median nerve could be compressed by either increase of carpal tunnel pressure (CTP) or direct impingement when it is forced toward to carpal ligament especially in wrist flexion leading to CTS development. Thus, the increase of carpal tunnel pressure is considered an important role in CTS development. It has been identified that forces applied to the palm would affect the CTP...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130991/pre-end-stage-renal-disease-hemoglobin-variability-predicts-post-end-stage-renal-disease-mortality-in-patients-transitioning-to-dialysis
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Keiichi Sumida, Charles Dyer Diskin, Miklos Z Molnar, Praveen K Potukuchi, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun Ling Lu, Connie M Rhee, Elani Streja, Kunihiro Yamagata, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin variability (Hb-var) has been associated with increased mortality both in non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. However, the impact of Hb-var in advanced NDD-CKD on outcomes after dialysis initiation remains unknown. METHODS: Among 11,872 US veterans with advanced NDD-CKD transitioning to dialysis between October 2007 through September 2011, we assessed Hb-var calculated from the residual SD of at least 3 Hb values during the last 6 months before dialysis initiation (prelude period) using within-subject linear regression models, and stratified into quartiles...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106711/interventions-for-treating-central-venous-haemodialysis-catheter-malfunction
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REVIEW
Alice L Kennard, Giles D Walters, Simon H Jiang, Girish S Talaulikar
BACKGROUND: Adequate haemodialysis (HD) in people with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is reliant upon establishment of vascular access, which may consist of arteriovenous fistula, arteriovenous graft, or central venous catheters (CVC). Although discouraged due to high rates of infectious and thrombotic complications as well as technical issues that limit their life span, CVC have the significant advantage of being immediately usable and are the only means of vascular access in a significant number of patients...
October 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106676/safety-and-efficacy-of-taurolidine-urokinase-versus-taurolidine-heparin-as-a-tunneled-catheter-lock-solution-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Fadwa Al-Ali, Ahmad F Hamdy, Abdullah Hamad, Mohamed Elsayed, Zafar Zafar Iqbal, Aisha Elsayed, Rania Ibrahim, Hoda Tolba, Hisham Buanan, Ashraf Fawzy
Background: Taurolidine citrate with heparin (Taurolock/Hep) is a promising central venous catheter lock solution. Despite its universal use among our hemodialysis patients, the prevalence of catheter malfunction was high. We aimed to compare Taurolock/Hep and taurolidine citrate with urokinase (Taurolock/U) as a catheter lock solution in order to identify whether either solution could reduce catheter-related dysfunction. Methods: In this prospective, randomized, controlled trial, patients were randomized to receive either Taurolock/Hep or Taurolock/U and were followed for 6 months...
July 4, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101989/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-radiologic-management-of-central-venous-access
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Colette M Shaw, Shrenik Shah, Baljendra S Kapoor, Thomas R Cain, Drew M Caplin, Khashayar Farsad, M-Grace Knuttinen, Margaret H Lee, Joseph J McBride, Jeet Minocha, Elizabeth V Robilotti, Paul J Rochon, Richard Strax, Elrond Y L Teo, Jonathan M Lorenz
Obtaining central venous access is one of the most commonly performed procedures in hospital settings. Multiple devices such as peripherally inserted central venous catheters, tunneled central venous catheters (eg, Hohn catheter, Hickman catheter, C. R. Bard, Inc, Salt Lake City UT), and implantable ports are available for this purpose. The device selected for central venous access depends on the clinical indication, duration of the treatment, and associated comorbidities. It is important for health care providers to familiarize themselves with the types of central venous catheters available, including information about their indications, contraindications, and potential complications, especially the management of catheters in the setting of catheter-related bloodstream infections...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080097/hydromorphone-hydrochloride-use-during-various-interventional-radiology-procedures-pain-control-and-adverse-events-a-case-series-audit-analysis
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Thea Moran, Amit Prabhakar, James H Diaz, Alan David Kaye
INTRODUCTION: This project studied pain control and the development of adverse events before, during, and after the administration of hydromorphone hydrochloride for various interventional radiology (IR) procedures. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 100 patients (men = 58; women = 42) sedated with peri-procedural intravenous (IV) hydromorphone in association with various IR procedures. We stratified the procedures as follows: abscess drainages (M = 8; F = 8), arteriograms (M = 1; F = 0), biliary interventions (M = 3; F = 2), bone biopsies (M = 2; F = 2), non-bone biopsies (M = 26; F = 19), non-tunneled venous catheters (M = 1; F = 1), tunneled venous catheters (M = 7; F = 5), embolization (M = 4; F = 0), IVC filter placement (M = 1; F = 1), nephrostomy tube placement (M = 1; F = 4), and percutaneous nephrolithotomy tube placements (M = 4; F = 0)...
December 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070645/prospective-multicentre-study-of-external-ventricular-drainage-related-infections-in-the-uk-and-ireland
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Aimun A B Jamjoom, Alexis J Joannides, Michael Tin-Chung Poon, Aswin Chari, Malik Zaben, Mutwakil A H Abdulla, Joy Roach, Laurence J Glancz, Anna Solth, John Duddy, Paul M Brennan, Roger Bayston, Diederik O Bulters, Conor L Mallucci, Michael D Jenkinson, William P Gray, Jothy Kandasamy, Peter J Hutchinson, Angelos G Kolias, Aminul I Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: External ventricular drain (EVD) insertion is a common neurosurgical procedure. EVD-related infection (ERI) is a major complication that can lead to morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to establish a national ERI rate in the UK and Ireland and determine key factors influencing the infection risk. METHODS: A prospective multicentre cohort study of EVD insertions in 21 neurosurgical units was performed over 6 months. The primary outcome measure was 30-day ERI...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024718/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-continuous-subpleural-bupivacaine-after-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Charles D Ghee, Daniel L Fortes, Chang Liu, Sandeep J Khandhar
OBJECTIVES: We seek to evaluate the merit of routine placement of a subpleural tunneled pain catheter delivering local anesthetic as measured by narcotic medication usage and subjective pain score analysis. METHODS: Eighty-six patients were randomized into the subpleural catheter or intraoperative incision site injection groups in a 1:1 fashion and underwent thoracoscopic surgery utilizing two incisions. All patients had standardized anesthetic delivery and postoperative pain control...
October 9, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017700/switching-temporary-hemodialysis-catheters-to-long-term-catheters-exchange-versus-de-novo-placement-any-difference-in-line-infection-%C3%A2
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Maen Aboul Hosn, Zeina Nasser, Elias Elias, Walid Medawar, Majida Daouk, Jamal Hoballah, Fady Haddad
BACKGROUND: Shifting from a short-term catheter to a long-term one is done either by removing the old catheter and placing a new long-term one via fresh new puncture site, or by replacing the old catheter with a long-term one over a guidewire. AIM: We aimed to describe our technique in changing a temporary line to a long-term catheter (LTC) over a guidewire and to determine the incidence of line-related infections following this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective pilot study was conducted between 2005 and 2010 at the American University of Beirut Hospital...
November 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983898/comments-on-over-catheter-tract-suture-to-prevent-bleeding-and-air-embolism-after-tunneled-catheter-removal
#13
Joon Ho Hong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983896/authors-reply-to-comments-on-over-catheter-tract-suture-to-prevent-bleeding-and-air-embolism-after-tunneled-catheter-removal
#14
Krzysztof Letachowicz, Marian Klinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958669/-infections-on-catheters-in-hemodialysis-temporal-fluctuations-of-the-infectious-risk
#15
S Izoard, L Ayzac, J Meynier, J-C Seghezzi, B Jolibois, M L Tolani
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend to limit the long-term use of central-veinous catheters in patients undergoing hemodialysis, because they expose the patient to a higher infectious risk than the fistulas. However, for some patients with comorbidity, switching to a permanent vascular access is not possible. In such case, the catheter is used for a longer period. It seems therefore important to study the influence of a prolonged duration of catheterization on infectious complications...
September 22, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936879/parenteral-therapy-and-complications-in-patients-with-intestinal-failure-in-a-regional-unit
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Ruben Lorentsen, Lars Kristian Munck, Signe Wildt
OBJECTIVE: To describe a cohort of patients with intestinal failure (IF) and tunnelled catheters in a regional IF unit, treatment and catheter-related complication rates, and to compare the quality of care with previously published results from specialised IF centres in Denmark. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of an adult IF patient cohort receiving parenteral therapy through tunnelled catheters in a regional IF unit from 2005 to 2014. Demographics, indication, type and frequency of parenteral therapy, dwell time, cause of removal and complications were recorded...
September 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930719/vascular-access-placement-order-and-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-longitudinal-study
#17
Mariana Murea, W Mark Brown, Jasmin Divers, Shahriar Moossavi, Todd W Robinson, Benjamin Bagwell, John M Burkart, Barry I Freedman
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous accesses (AVA) in patients performing hemodialysis (HD) are labeled "permanent" for AV fistulas (AVF) or grafts (AVG) and "temporary" for tunneled central venous catheters (TCVC). Durability and outcomes of permanent vascular accesses based on the sequence in which they were placed or used receives little attention. This study analyzed longitudinal transitions between TCVC-based and AVA-based HD outcomes according to the order of placement. METHODS: All 391 patients initiating chronic HD via a TCVC between 2012 and 2013 at 12 outpatient academic dialysis units were included in this study...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918827/indwelling-pleural-catheters-for-nonmalignant-effusions-evidence-based-answers-to-clinical-concerns
#18
REVIEW
David Maurice Chambers, Bilal Abaid, Umair Gauhar
Pleural effusions occur in 1.5 million patients yearly and are a common cause of dyspnea. For nonmalignant effusions, initial treatment is directed at the underlying cause, but when effusions become refractory to medical therapy, palliative options are limited. Tunneled pleural catheters (TPCs) are commonly used for palliation of malignant effusions, but many clinicians are reluctant to recommend these devices for palliation of nonmalignant effusions, citing concerns of infection, renal failure, electrolyte disturbances and protein-loss malnutrition...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917008/peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-function-and-survival-are-not-adversely-affected-by-obesity-regardless-of-the-operative-technique-used
#19
Monika A Krezalek, Nicolas Bonamici, Kristine Kuchta, Brittany Lapin, JoAnn Carbray, Woody Denham, John Linn, Michael Ujiki, Stephen P Haggerty
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been considered a relative contraindication to peritoneal dialysis (PD). Surprisingly, PD catheter dysfunction rates and longevity have not been studied in the growing obese ESRD population. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of patient weight on PD catheter survival in the three insertion technique categories of advanced laparoscopy (AL), basic laparoscopy (BL), and open. METHODS: We examine retrospectively collected data on 231 consecutive PD catheter insertions at the NorthShore University HealthSystem between 2004 and 2014...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904900/advance-male-sling
#20
REVIEW
Amanda S J Chung, Oscar A Suarez, Kurt A McCammon
The AdVance sling (American Medical Systems, Minnetonka, MN, United States of America) is a synthetic transobturator sling, which is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment for mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in male patients. This article provides a step-by-step description of our technique for placement of the AdVance male sling, including details and nuances gained from surgical experience, advice for avoidance of complications and discussion on management of complications and sling failures...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
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