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REVIEW
Jeffrey D Zampi, Wendy Whiteside
Since 1929, when the first cardiac catheterization was safely performed in a human by Dr. Werner Forssmann (on himself), there has been a rapid progression of cardiac catheterization techniques and technologies. Today, these advances allow us to treat a wide variety of patients with congenital heart disease using minimally invasive techniques; from fetus to infants to adults, and from simple to complex congenital cardiac lesions. In this article, we will explore some of the exciting advances in cardiac catheterization for the treatment of congenital heart disease, including transcatheter valve implantation, hybrid procedures, biodegradable technologies, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided catheterization...
April 2018: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768292/impact-of-peripheral-venous-catheter-placement-with-vein-visualization-device-support-on-success-rate-and-pain-levels-in-pediatric-patients-aged-0-to-3-years
#2
Sevil Inal, Duygu Demir
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nurses should be able to use techniques that increase the success rate or shorten the procedural duration of peripheral intravenous catheterization (PIVC). OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to define the effect of the infrared vein visualization device support on the success of PIVC in pediatric patients aged 0 to 3 years. Success was determined based on the number of attempts per patient, the duration of the procedure, the success rate of first attempts, and the pain levels of the children...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766914/training-residents-and-fellows-in-the-procedure-of-diagnostic-cervicocerebral-angiography-techniques-to-avoid-complications
#3
Xianli Lv, Wei Li, Youxiang Li
We examine the problems arising when training residents/fellows (RFs) initiate the learning of diagnostic cervicocerebral angiography (DCCA) and describe the steps on how to facilitate the learning process while avoiding complications. The risk of permanent neurological deficit as a result of DCCA ranges from 0.3-0.5%. Factors that correlated with complications include the following: the history of cerebral infarction, infusion of a large amount of contrast medium, a prolonged fluoroscopic time (>80 min) and the efficiency of training received...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763951/dynamic-4d-ct-angiography-for-guiding-transarterial-chemoembolization-impact-on-the-reduction-of-contrast-material-operator-radiation-exposure-catheter-consumption-and-diagnostic-confidence
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Moritz H Albrecht, Thomas J Vogl, Julian L Wichmann, Simon S Martin, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Sebastian Fischer, Renate M Hammerstingl, Marc Harth, Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin, Axel Thalhammer, Stephan Zangos, Ralf W Bauer
PURPOSE:  This study was carried out to investigate the impact of abdominal dynamic four-dimensional CT angiography (4D-CTA) for guiding transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) on the amount of contrast material used, operator radiation exposure, catheter consumption, and diagnostic confidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Written consent was waived for this IRB-approved retrospective study. 29 patients (20 men; mean age: 65.7 ± 11.5 years) with malignant liver lesions underwent 4D-CTA, prior to initial TACE...
June 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758322/endovascular-repair-of-an-inadvertent-right-vertebral-artery-rupture-during-dialysis-catheter-insertion
#5
Kalliopi-Maria Tasopoulou, Christos Argyriou, Michael Mantatzis, Konstantia Kantartzi, Ploumis Passadakis, George S Georgiadis
Central venous (CV) catheterization is not only an invaluable diagnostic modality but also an essential therapeutic tool for the treating physician, enabling rapid and reliable intravenous administration of drugs and fluids, providing venous access to patients undergoing long-term continuous or repeated intravenous treatment such as chemotherapy or it can be used for haemodialysis in patients suffering from acute or chronic renal disease. On the other hand, CV catheterization can lead to a wide range of life-threatening complications for the patient especially if left untreated or become late-diagnosed...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748151/patient-specific-3d-printing-simulation-to-guide-complex-coronary-intervention
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Manuel Oliveira-Santos, Eduardo Oliveira Santos, Ana Vera Marinho, Luís Leite, Jorge Guardado, Vítor Matos, Guilherme Mariano Pego, João Silva Marques
The field of three-dimensional printing applied to patient-specific simulation is evolving as a tool to enhance intervention results. We report the first case of a fully simulated percutaneous coronary intervention in a three-dimensional patient-specific model to guide treatment. An 85-year-old female presented with symptomatic in-stent restenosis in the ostial circumflex and was scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention. Considering the complexity of the anatomy, patient setting and intervention technique, we elected to replicate the coronary anatomy using a three-dimensional model...
May 7, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742511/decellularized-pancreas-matrix-scaffolds-for-tissue-engineering-using-ductal-or-arterial-catheterization
#7
Javad Hashemi, Parvin Pasalar, Masoud Soleimani, Ehsan Arefian, Reza Khorramirouz, Aram Akbarzadeh, Fariba Ghorbani, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Abdol Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is known as a worldwide disease with a great burden on society. Since therapeutic options cover a limited number of target points, new therapeutic strategies in the field of regenerative medicine are considered. Bioscaffolds along with islet cells would provide bioengineered tissue as a substitute for β-cells. The perfusion-decellularization technique is considered to create such scaffolds since they mimic the compositional, architectural, and biomechanical nature of a native organ...
May 9, 2018: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719312/contrast-agents-and-observing-patient-safety-programs-in-radiology-departments-in-kermanshah-province-hospitals-in-west-of-iran
#8
Fatemhe Amiri, Mohammad Rasoul Tohidnia, Somayeh Haydarizadi, Rasool Azmoonfar
Introduction: Contrast agents play an important role in increasing the efficiency of diagnostic imaging techniques in the evaluation of vascular lesions, infections and tumors. Annually more than 70 million radiology tests performed using contrast agent materials in the world. Side effects of contrast agent can belief-threaten, so that observing safety guideline prescribed a key role in the patient's health. Aim: The aim of this study was evaluation of compliance with the instructions in the use of contrast agent materials in Kermanshah province Hospitals, West in Iran...
2018: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716707/balloon-embedded-stenting-a-novel-technique-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-bifurcation-lesions-experience-in-indian-population
#9
Desabandhu Vinayakumar, Bijilesh Uppalakal, Kailash Kumar Goyal, Anishkumar Nair
BACKGROUND: Bifurcation lesions account for 15-20% of interventions carried out in a catheterization laboratory. Several techniques have been described for treating bifurcation lesions of which culotte and T-stenting and protrusion(TAP) are commonly used. Both these techniques involve recrossing the struts of primary stent, failing which the flow in second branch which can be impaired and lead to catastrophic events. In this study, we describe a novel balloon embedded stenting technique which can be incorporated with traditional culotte or TAP technique and facilitates conversion to bail out crush in case of such an event...
March 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693941/pre-anesthetic-whole-body-point-of-care-ultrasonography
#10
Takeshi Nomura, Itaru Watanabe
Point-of-care ultrasonography has become widely used in diagnosis and managements of patients. In the field of anesthesiology, ultrasound guided nerve blocks and central venous catheterization (CVC), and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have become popular. Now, ultrasound devices are familiar to anesthesiologists. In pre-anesthetic patient risk evaluation, the sonographic results of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) or the examination of deep venous thrombus are often helpful for anesthesia planning...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690817/failure-to-place-a-tunneled-hemodialysis-catheter-due-to-malformation-of-right-internal-jugular-vein-draining-to-subclavian-vein
#11
Li-Na Zhu, Li-Jun Mou, Ying-Hu, Gui-Na Wei, Jun-Feng Sun
The right internal jugular vein (IJV) is an important access site for hemodialysis catheterization. Venous cannulation failure is usually caused by central venous stenosis and is rarely related to vessel malformation. We herein present a case of failure to place a tunneled hemodialysis catheter into the right IJV. The patient had an arteriovenous fistula in the right arm with inadequate flow and a history of multiple central venous catheterizations. The guidewire was repeatedly misplaced into the right subclavian vein (SV) regardless of the technique used...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688647/-position-statement-for-intermittent-catheterization-of-urinary-bladder
#12
Michael Vainrib, Kobi Stav, Ilan Gruenwald, Gabriel Gilon, Shahar Aharony, Miki Gross, Vadim Bluvshtein, Yakova Kauffman
A position paper presents the standpoint of the Israeli Urological Association on clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) for all physicians and nurses. The position paper is based on international guidelines and professional literature and is adapted to medical activities in Israel. CIC is indicated for the treatment of temporary/permanent disability in the emptying of the bladder, which is expressed by large post-voided urine/urine retention and related complications. There are a few contra-indications for CIC (low bladder volume or compliance, pressure sores/external infection of the urethra, anatomical, functional or cognitive disorder that does not allow to perform CIC, recurrent macrohematuria or urethrorrhagia, urethral pain that does not allow frequent catheterization, patient unwillingness to perform CIC by himself or by another person)...
April 2018: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687529/lymphatic-imaging-and-intervention-in-a-pediatric-population-anesthetic-considerations
#13
David R Jobes, Lauren A Brown, Yoav Dori, Maxim Itkin, Susan C Nicolson
The recent adoption of an improved lymphatic access technique coupled with Dynamic Contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography has introduced the ability to diagnose and treat severe lymphatic disorders unresponsive to other therapies. All pediatric patients presenting for lymphatic procedures require general anesthesia presenting challenges in managing highly morbid and comorbid conditions both from logistical as well as medical aspects. General anesthesia is used because of the procedural requirement for immobility to accurately place needles and catheters, treat pain secondary to contrast and glue injections, and to accommodate additional procedures...
April 23, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682113/early-and-mid-term-results-of-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-a-crossed-limb-technique-for-patients-with-severely-splayed-iliac-angulation
#14
Kunihiro Yagihashi, Hiroshi Nishimaki, Yukihisa Ogawa, Kiyoshi Chiba, Kenji Murakami, Daijun Ro, Hirokuni Ono, Yuka Sakurai, Takeshi Miyairi, Yasuo Nakajima
Objective : We evaluated early and mid-term results of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) using crossed-limb and non-crossed-limb techniques. Material and Methods : From December 2011 to October 2013, 37 patients (31 men; mean age 75.4 years) were treated with EVAR (crossed-limb, 21 and non-crossed-limb, 16). We compared technical success, maximum short-axis diameter of abdominal aortic aneurysm, iliac angulation, time for catheterization of the short contralateral limb gate of the main body (SCT), and complications between the groups...
March 25, 2018: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678650/femoseal%C3%A2-device-use-for-femoral-artery-closure-by-different-techniques
#15
Roberto Gabrielli, Maria Sofia Rosati, Massiliano Millarelli, Angelica Dante, Maurizio Maiorano, Aldo Musilli, Roberto Chiappa, Marco Ventura
BACKGROUND: Common femoral artery is still the most frequently site used for vascular access, mostly for peripheral arterial interventions and its puncture remains a significant source of patient's morbidity. Manual compression (MC) has been the gold standard for hemostasis after femoral catheterization until recently, but only in the last few years, vascular closure devices (VCDs) are replacing MC due to their rapid development. Nowadays also vascular surgeons are becoming familiar with VCDs...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667233/ankaferd-blood-stopper-as-a-new-strategy-to-avoid-early-complications-after-transradial-procedures-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Sevket Gorgulu, Tugrul Norgaz, Ilke Sipahi
BACKGROUND: We planned a three arm randomized study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new blood stopper, Ankaferd blood stopper (ABS) along with short-time compression, compared to either short-time compression with conventional sterile gauzes (CSG) or with a TR band after transradial (TRA) procedures. METHODS: The Ankaferd blood stopper as a new strategy to avoid early complications. After transradial procedures (ABS transradial) trial is designed in a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled fashion and registered with http://clinicaltrials...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664124/a-comparison-of-the-treatment-recommendations-for-neurogenic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-in-the-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-european-association-of-urology-and-international-consultations-on-incontinence-guidelines
#17
Ashley Jaggi, Marcus Drake, Emad Siddiqui, Francis Fatoye
AIMS: Healthcare guidelines are an important vehicle in establishing up-to-date evidence based medicine (EBM) in clinical practice. Due to varying development processes, clinical guidelines created by different institutions can often contain contrasting recommendations. This can have implications for optimal and standardized patient care across management settings. METHODS: The similarities and differences of treatment recommendations made in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), The European Association of Urology (EAU), and the International Consultation on Continence (ICI) guidelines for neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) were assessed...
April 17, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662704/diagnosis-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-with-echocardiography-and-digital-subtraction-angiography
#18
Haiyan Yang, Jinqing Li, Xiaojuan Ji
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a common coronary artery anomaly associated with high mortality and may lead to sudden death if left unrecognized and untreated. This report describes an 8-year-old female who had cardiac murmur but with no clinical symptoms. Electrocardiogram (ECG) was normal, but echocardiography made the diagnosis of ALCAPA. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) with cardiac catheterization angiography (CAG) confirmed the diagnosis, and finally, the patient received surgery...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655890/comprehensive-imaging-and-surgical-review-of-urinary-diversions-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
#19
REVIEW
Arvind K Shergill, David C Wang, Seng Thipphavong, Alexandre R Zlotta, Nasir Jaffer
Urinary diversions are surgical procedures that reconstruct the lower urinary tract following cystectomy. The 2 common surgical approaches are based on the continence status of the urinary tract. Incontinent diversions have continuous urine drainage through a cutaneous stoma, whereas continent diversions offer the patient the ability to self-void either via stoma catheterization or with the patient's own urethra. Given the large number of diversion procedures available, postsurgical anatomy may be complex. Multiple imaging modalities can be used to assess the postprocedural anatomy, potential complications, and for on-going oncologic monitoring...
February 6, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649794/effects-of-volume-overload-and-current-techniques-for-the-assessment-of-fluid-status-in-patients-with-renal-disease
#20
Can Ekinci, Merve Karabork, Dimitrie Siriopol, Neris Dincer, Adrian Covic, Mehmet Kanbay
Volume overload is an important, may be the foremost, independent prognostic factor determining the outcome of hemodialysis patients. Therefore, it is crucial to measure fluid status of these patients and avoid volume overload. This review aims to evaluate volume overload, its effects on patients with renal diseases and current methodologies measuring volume status in the body. These techniques will be first classified as clinical evaluation and non-clinical and/or instrumental techniques, which includes biomarkers, ultrasonography, relative blood volume monitoring, bioimpedance, echocardiography, pulmonary artery catheterization, esophageal and/or suprasternal Doppler, and blood viscosity...
2018: Blood Purification
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