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Catheterization techniques

Bhavik N Modi, Kalpa De Silva, Ronak Rajani, Nick Curzen, Divaka Perera
Importance: Ischemia-guided revascularization is the cornerstone of contemporary management of coronary artery disease and has evolved from noninvasive functional evaluation to real-time assessment with invasive physiological indices during diagnostic catheterization. However, serial/diffuse disease is common, and revascularization decisions often need to be made about individual lesions within the same vessel. It is unclear whether current physiological techniques, such as fractional flow reserve, can be reliably used to discern the individual contribution of lesions within a serially diseased vessel with erroneous measurements, potentially leading to suboptimal revascularization decisions...
March 21, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
Fatima Cabral, Colton M Miller, Katrina M Kudrna, Blake E Hass, Jocelyn G Daubendiek, Brianna M Kellar, Edward N Harris
This protocol demonstrates a method for obtaining high yield and viability for mouse hepatocytes and sinusoidal endothelial cells (SECs) suitable for culturing or for obtaining cell lysates. In this protocol, the portal vein is used as the site for catheterization, rather than the vena cava, as this limits contamination of other possible cell types in the final liver preparation. No special instrumentation is required throughout the procedure. A water bath is used as a source of heat to maintain the temperature of all the buffers and solutions...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Georgia Brown, Tilman Humpl
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) complicates the course of many cardiovascular, pulmonary and other systemic diseases in children. The physiological sequelae (pulmonary hypertension and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance) can overwhelm the right ventricle and lead to circulatory collapse. Despite the common end-point, the preceding pathophysiology is complex and variable and requires a tailored approach to diagnosis and management. In this article, we will review the most recent evidence and explore an approach to current controversies in the diagnosis and management of common or challenging patient subgroups...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Duarte C Rego, Ahmed Khairy Sayed Ahmed, Gerard J O'Sullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to describe the results of a technique of simultaneous antegrade and retrograde vascular access ("criss-cross") to the popliteal vein to achieve venous recanalization in patients with acute, extensive, iliofemoral DVT with concomitant popliteal and calf vein thrombosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients were treated using this technique, in three patients as a bailout option after failed posterior tibial vein puncture and in four as a first option...
March 7, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Hozan Mufty, Athanasios Katsargyris, Sabrina Houthoofd, Inge Fourneau, Eric Verhoeven, Geert Maleux
INTRODUCTION: Fenestrated/branched thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (F/Br-TEVAR) is a new minimal invasive treatment option for patients with post-dissection thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. This specific pathology is challenging to F/Br-TEVAR, especially when target vessels originate from the false lumen. Crossing from the true lumen into the false lumen to catheterize such target vessels may prove cumbersome in the usually thickened dissection flap. TECHNIQUE: We describe a bailout technique when standard catheterization techniques fail, by using a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)-needle to perforate the dissection flap...
March 6, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Sandhya Reddy, Pariseema S Pancholy, Kaveet P Pandya, Anvit Rai, Aman T Patel, Siddharth Chauhan, Ian C Gilchrist
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of plethysmography as a reliable triage tool to access collateral circulation in the hand prior to transradial access. BACKGROUND: Hand plethysmographic testing has been used for access site triage prior to cardiac catheterization despite a lack of data supporting its result's stability. METHODS: Cohort of consecutive outpatients presenting for evaluation prior to cardiac catheterization underwent hand plethysmographic testing at the beginning of the office visit and before discharge...
March 2, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Chao Liu, Zhi Mao, Hongjun Kang, Xin Hu, Shengmao Jiang, Pan Hu, Jie Hu, Feihu Zhou
Background: A long-axis in-plane (LA-IP) approach and a short-axis out-of-plane (SA-OOP) approach are the two main approaches used in ultrasound (US)-guided vascular catheterization. However, the efficacy and safety of these approaches remain controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to compare the two techniques in vascular catheterization. Materials and methods: Relevant studies were searched in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases from database inception until August 2017...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
P D Polm, S Beyerlein, A J Klijn, T P V M de Jong, P Dik
INTRODUCTION: A tubularized conduit from an open 2-cm vascularized ileal segment is a frequently used technique to create a continent catheterizable channel in cases of an inappropriate or absent appendix. In the long term, many patients experience catheterization problems with the classic ileal segment tube, and even more with spiral or double-segment tubes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper was to introduce an ileocystoplasty modification combined with a long ileal segment tube that has better support by surrounding tissue than other lengthy ileal segment tubes...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Ljubisa Borota, Ehab Mahmoud, Christoffer Nyberg, Anders Lewén, Per Enblad, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström
The aim of this study was to describe our experience in the treatment of various pathological conditions of the cranial and spinal blood vessels and hypervascularized lesions using dual lumen balloon catheters. Twenty-five patients were treated with endovascular techniques: two with vasospasm of cerebral blood vessels caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage, one with a hypervascularized metastasis in the vertebral body, two with spinal dural fistula, four with cerebral dural fistula, three with cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and 13 with aneurysms...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Ilker Ince, Muhammet Ali Arı, Muhammet Mustafa Sulak, Mehmet Aksoy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are different ultrasound probe positions used for internal jugular venous catheter placement. Also, in-plane or out of plane needle approach may be used for catheterization. Transverse short-axis classic approach is the most popular performed approach in literature. "Syringe-Free" is a new described technique that is performed with oblique long-axis approach. We aimed to compare performance of these two approaches. METHODS: This study was conducted as a prospective and randomized study...
February 22, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Hyosook Hwang, Hyeon-Soo Kim, JeongIl Kwon, Phil-Sun Oh, Ho Sung Park, Seok Tae Lim, Myung-Hee Sohn, Hwan-Jeong Jeong
PURPOSE: To investigate potential of chitosan hydrogel microparticles (CHI) for treatment of VX2 carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two weeks after liver VX2 implantation, contrast-enhanced computerized tomographic scanning was conducted. Rabbits (n = 2) with successful tumor growth were treated with different sizes of99m Tc-labeled CHI (60-80 μm and 100-120 μm) via intra-arterial hepatic catheterization. Liver distribution of99m Tc-labeled CHI was determined by means of autoradiography, a radiation-based photographic technique...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Eugene Braunwald
In 1954-1955, the author served as a research fellow in the cardiopulmonary laboratory led by André Cournand at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Cournand was a pulmonary physiologist and a professor of medicine at Columbia University. In his quest to obtain mixed venous blood to calculate pulmonary blood flow, he catheterized the right atrium, right ventricle, and pulmonary artery in patients and also measured the pressures in these chambers. Cournand and his collaborators soon appreciated the enormous potential of cardiac catheterization in deepening the understanding of cardiovascular pathophysiology...
February 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Paolo Scacciatella, Ilaria Meynet, Mauro Giorgi, Lorenza M Biava, Ivana Matranga, Luigi Biasco, Pierluigi Omedè, Fulvio Orzan, Fiorenzo Gaita
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare the long-term outcomes of patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure using angiography or transesophageal echocardiography as procedural guidance. BACKGROUND: The interventional treatment is emerging as a safe and efficient option for patients with high likelihood of PFO-related cryptogenic stroke and high risk of recurrence. The "gold-standard" guidance technique remains an issue. METHODS: Two cohorts of patients undergoing PFO closure for cryptogenic stroke in two catheterization laboratories of the same institution, using similar inclusion criteria but different guidance, were compared with propensity score matching...
February 19, 2018: Echocardiography
Martin Schoenthaler, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Dominik Stefan Schoeb, Arkadiusz Miernik, Thomas Kunit, Simon Hein, Thomas R W Herrmann, Konrad Wilhelm
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of combining prostatic urethral lift (PUL) and a limited resection of the prostatic middle lobe or bladder neck incision in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were treated at two tertiary centers and followed prospectively. Patient evaluations included patient characteristics, relief of LUTS symptoms, erectile and ejaculatory function, continence, operative time and adverse events...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Dmitry Victorovich Enikeev, Petr Vitalievich Glybochko, Zhamshid Okhunov, Yuriy Gennadievich Alyaev, Leonid Mikhailovich Rapoport, Dmitry Tsarichenko, Mikhail Elikovich Enikeev, Nikolay Ivanovich Sorokin, Alim Mukhamedovich Dymov, Mark Sergeevich Taratkin
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic enucleation of the prostate (EEP) has been recognized as a viable, treatment modality for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy and functional outcomes of three different techniques of EEP including monopolar enucleation (MEP), holmium (HoLEP) and thulium laser enucleation (ThuLEP). METHODS: The study consisted of a retrospective comparison of pre- and postoperative parameters in men undergoing three types of EEP: MEP, HoLEP, and ThuLEP...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Joshua M Lader, Deane E Smith, Cezar Staniloae, Arzhang Fallahi, Sohah N Iqbal, Aubrey C Galloway, Mathew R Williams
A 78 year-old man with remote type-A dissection presented with acute-onset dyspnea. Twenty-two years prior, treatment for his aortic disease required replacement of ascending and arch aneurysms with a Dacron graft using graft inclusion technique. He presented currently in cardiogenic shock. Echocardiography demonstrated new severe hypokinesis of all apical segments. Left-heart catheterization revealed a 120mmHg intra-graft gradient. CT arteriography was unrevealing, but intra-aortic ultrasound demonstrated critical intra-graft stenosis...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Abdullah Alkhodair, Michael Y C Tsang, John A Cairns, John R Swiston, Robert D Levy, Lisa Lee, Victor F Huckell, Nathan W Brunner
BACKGROUND: The accurate measurement of cardiac output (CO) is required in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH).While both the thermodilution (TDCO) and indirect Fick (IFCO) methods are commonly used, there is little data comparing them in patients with PH. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients evaluated at our center. All patients who had right heart catheterization (RHC) within 3 months of an echocardiogram, and CO assessment by both TDCO and IFCO methods were included...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Georgios Sahsamanis, Georgios Vourliotakis, Konstantinos Pirgakis, Anastasios Lekkas, Ioannis Kantounakis, Alexandra Terzoglou, Vasileios Tzilalis
BACKGROUND: Right-sided subclavian artery stenosis is a rare cerebrovascular disease involving the upper extremities. Considering an endovascular approach for its management requires increased endovascular and catheterization skills, when compared to the left side, due to the close approximation of the right subclavian artery origin, vertebral and common carotid arteries. METHODS: Three patients suffering from proximal right sided subclavian artery stenosis were treated in our center through primary stenting...
February 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad, Ngwobia Peter Agwu, Abdullahi Abdulwahab-Ahmed, Khalid Abdullahi, Ismaila Arzika Mungadi
Introduction: Percutaneous cystostomy techniques are usually done using disposable sets in developed countries which are not affordable in poor-resource settings. However, the percutaneous technique can be done using reusable trocar or selected big size surgical blades. This is simple, safe, and cost effective in poor-resource setting. The procedure is best done under ultrasound guidance but can also be done blindly in select cases. We present our 7-year experience in ultrasound-guided percutaneous suprapubic cystostomy...
January 2018: Urology Annals
Alexa R Meyer, Gregory A Joice, Zeyad R Schwen, Alan W Partin, Mohamad E Allaf, Michael A Gorin
OBJECTIVE: To describe our procedural technique and initial outcomes performing in-office transperineal prostate biopsies using the PrecisionPoint Transperineal Access System. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Following Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively reviewed the records of men who underwent an in-office transperineal prostate biopsy using the PrecisionPoint device. Records were reviewed for baseline characteristics, biopsy results, and post-biopsy complications...
January 31, 2018: Urology
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