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femoral embolectomy

Gary W Lemmon, Dan Neal, Randall R DeMartino, Joseph R Schneider, Tej Singh, Larry Kraiss, Salvatore Scali, Apostolos Tassiopoulos, Andrew Hoel, Jack L Cronenwett
OBJECTIVE: Comparing costs between centers is difficult because of the heterogeneity of vascular procedures contained in broad diagnosis-related group (DRG) billing categories. The purpose of this pilot project was to develop a mechanism to merge Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) clinical data with hospital billing data to allow more accurate cost and reimbursement comparison for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedures across centers. METHODS: Eighteen VQI centers volunteered to submit UB04 billing data for 782 primary, elective infrarenal EVAR procedures performed by 108 surgeons in 2014...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Y Law, Y C Chan, S W Cheng
BACKGROUND: This was a retrospective study to explore the possible association between atmospheric temperatures with the occurrence of acute leg ischemia (ALI). METHODS: A linear regression analysis was performed for a period of ten years on the impact of ambient temperature on the incidence of ALI. Mean ambient temperature on a daily basis was retrieved electronically from our Observatory, and the daily incidence of ALI was retrieved from the CDAR (Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting) System...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ahmed Abdulaziz Abuzaid, Thamer Al-Abbasi, Zaid Arekat
Embolization due to blast injury with projectiles entering the bloodstream from the heart is a rare event that is unlikely to be suspected during the initial assessment of trauma patients. We report a case in which a missile penetrating the heart chambers managed to embolize and occlude the right common femoral artery. This was successfully managed by means of a multidisciplinary approach that included exploration, cardiorrhaphy, and embolectomy.
October 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
O Zizi, B Benfor, H Jiber, A Bouarhroum, S Benlamkaddem, N Kanjaa
We report the case for a 44-year-old patient without medical history, admitted in our department for bilateral acute limb ischemia (H6). The patient was hemodynamically stable and the physical examination shows limb sever ischemia (no femoral arterial pulses, coldness, cyanosis and paralysis). Abdominal CT angiography showed a complete occlusion of the infra renal abdominal aorta compatible with embolus. An embolectomy with Fogarty catheters was performed. Echocardiography showed a mass in the left atrium. Pathological examination of the material embolic confirmed the diagnosis of the cardiac myxoma...
March 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Mohit Pahuja, Bujji Ainapurapu, Aiden Abidov
58-year-old Hispanic female presented with an altered mental status. A CT scan of the head demonstrated multiple scattered infarcts and a large right temporal lobe infarct. We also diagnosed the patient with right popliteal and femoral vein thrombosis, bilateral pulmonary embolism, and a transient right radial artery occlusion. Her 12-lead EKG showed lateral ST elevation. Emergent coronary angiogram revealed normal coronaries. Echocardiogram demonstrated a large mobile mass attached to the anterolateral free wall with overall normal contractility of the left ventricle...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
Eric A Robinson, Zain I Khalpey, Rajesh Janardhanan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 24-year-old male presented to the emergency department with intense pain in his right lower extremity. He has a medical history significant for systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome. He also had four prior episodes of deep venous thromboses on rivaroxaban. The patient stated that early in the morning, he started to feel intense pain that started from his knee and progressed to his calf, with associated numbness and paraesthesia. On physical examination, the limb felt cold with absent right popliteal and dorsalis pedis pulses...
May 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Mehrdad Salehi, Ali Reza Bakhshandeh, Kianoush Saberi, Mahmood Alemohammad, Keivan Sobhanian, Maziar Karamnezhad, Farangis Sarouneh Rigi
Background Reoperations are technically more difficult because of the risks associated with reentry in a heart with more advanced pathology, little reserve, and more frequent comorbidities. Routine peripheral cannulation before resternotomy is inadvisable, time-consuming, and has no noticeable role in decreasing the risks of reentry. We present our experience of resternotomy without routine peripheral cannulation. Methods This was a retrospective study on 237 consecutive patients who underwent resternotomy between June 2011 and July 2013...
January 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Timothy J Fuller, Christopher M Paprzycki, Muhammad H Zubair, Lala R Hussain, Brian A Kuhn, Matthew H Recht, Patrick E Muck
BACKGROUND: Interventional strategies for massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (smPE) have historically included either systematic intravenous thrombolytic alteplase or surgical embolectomy, both of which are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, with the advent of endovascular techniques, recent studies have suggested that an endovascular approach to the treatment of acute smPE may be both safe and effective with excellent outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients who have undergone catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for smPE at our institution in an effort to determine the safety of the procedure...
January 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
S Ahn, S-K Min, S-I Min, J Ha, I M Jung, S J Kim, H S Park, T Lee
BACKGROUND: Persistent sciatic artery (PSA) is a relatively rare congenital variant of the lower limb vasculature and can have highly variable clinical presentations. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between PSA anatomy and clinical presentation, and to suggest an optimal management strategy. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2014, 24 PSAs in 19 patients were diagnosed by computed tomography and referred to the vascular surgery department. Patient demographics, types of PSA and femoral artery, aneurysmal changes, symptoms, and treatment methods were assessed...
September 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
O K Idowu, S U Eyesan, H D Badmus, S O Giwa, K B Badmos, F B Abdulkareem
In this observational study, three consecutive patients who were treated for distal femur tumours using endoprosthetic replacement between June 2013 and June 2014 were studied. The patients were within the ages of 28-47 years at the time of surgery. All three patients had modular endoprosthesis fixation and were evaluated using the Musculoskeletal Tumour Society (MSTS) Scoring System. Numerical values from 0 to 5 points were assigned for each of the following 6 categories: pain, function, emotional acceptance, use of supports, walking ability and gait...
July 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Huseyin Saskin, Kazim S Ozcan, Cagri Duzyol, Ozgur Baris, Uğur C Koçoğulları
Background The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of inflammatory markers to predict amputation following embolectomy in acute arterial occlusion. Methods A total of 123 patients operated for arterial thromboembolectomy due to acute embolism were included in the study. The patients without an extremity amputation following thromboembolectomy were classified as Group 1 ( n = 91) and the rest were classified as Group 2 ( n = 32). These groups were compared in terms of clinical and demographic characteristics, C-reactive protein, complete blood count parameters, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-lymphocyte ratio and red cell distribution width...
January 1, 2016: Vascular
Dae Han Choi, Myeong Jin Kim, Chan Jong Yoo, Cheol Wan Park
Lower extremity ischemia following deployment of a vascular closure device for access site closure after a transfemoral endovascular procedure rarely occurs. A 68-year-old woman diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured anterior communicating aneurysm was treated by endovascular coil embolization. The StarClose SE device was deployed for right femoral arteriotomy closure. After 2 days, critical ischemia occurred on her right lower leg due to total occlusion of the popliteo-tibial artery. Emergent surgical embolectomy was performed and the nitinol clip of the StarClose device was captured in the lumen of the tibioperoneal trunk...
February 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Dae Han Choi, Myeong Jin Kim, Chan Jong Yoo, Cheol Wan Park
Lower extremity ischemia following deployment of a vascular closure device for access site closure after a transfemoral endovascular procedure rarely occurs. A 68-year-old woman diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured anterior communicating aneurysm was treated by endovascular coil embolization. The StarClose SE device was deployed for right femoral arteriotomy closure. After 2 days, critical ischemia occurred on her right lower leg due to total occlusion of the popliteo-tibial artery. Emergent surgical embolectomy was performed and the nitinol clip of the StarClose device was captured in the lumen of the tibioperoneal trunk...
March 30, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Noriko Kodani, Takeki Ohashi, Hiroshi Iida, Souichirou Kageyama, Masato Furui, Gaku Uchino
A 78-year-old man who had undergone operation for acute type A aortic dissection presented with dyspnea and shock. Chest computed tomography revealed pulmonary embolism. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery was performed through a right fourth intercostal skin incision using cardiopulmonary bypass through the right femoral artery and vein. The right pulmonary artery below the superior vena cava was incised vertically, and the thrombus was extracted directly by balloon catheter. The patient was weaned off cardiopulmonary bypass uneventfully...
April 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Aliya B Ladha, Rizwana Fareeduddin
Background Venous thromboembolism in pregnancy remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Case A young, gravid patient presented with a cyanotic, edematous left lower extremity with no distal pulses palpable. She was emergently taken to the operating room and was found to have extensive iliofemoral thrombosis requiring femoral angioplasty and embolectomy with 43.7-rad intraoperative radiation exposure. Phlegmasia cerulea dolens and May-Thurner syndrome were diagnosed. Conclusion Timely diagnosis and prompt surgical management are necessary due to the limb-threatening nature of this condition...
March 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
Grigorios Voulalas, Sotirios Giannakakis, Chrisostomos Maltezos
Leiomyosarcoma is an aggressive soft tissue sarcoma derived from smooth muscle cells. Of all soft tissue sarcomas, approximately 5-10% are leiomyosarcomas. Vascular leiomyosarcoma constitutes about 2% of all leiomyosarcomas and involves veins 5 times more than arteries. When they arise from a major blood vessel, symptoms of vascular compromise or leg edema may be present. Because they are rare, definite diagnosis is often delayed. We present the case of an 88-year-old man who was admitted to our department with acute limb ischemia stage 4 according to Rutherford's criteria...
July 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Gaurav Sharma, Mario A Aycart, Peter A Najjar, Trudy van Houten, Douglas S Smink, Reza Askari, Jonathan D Gates
BACKGROUND: Inadequate anatomy training has been cited as a major contributor to declines in surgical resident operative competence and confidence. We report the impact of a procedurally oriented general surgery cadaveric dissection course on trainee-operative confidence and competence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining institutional review board approval, postgraduate year 2 and 3 general surgery residents were prospectively enrolled into two cohorts: (1) an intervention group (n = 7) participating in an 8-wk procedurally oriented cadaver course and (2) controls (n = 7) given access to course materials without participation in cadaver dissection...
March 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Maciej Guziński, Jacek Kurcz, Krzysztof Tupikowski, Ewelina Antosz, Paulina Słowik, Jerzy Garcarek
BACKGROUND: Renal arterial embolization (RAE) is one of the adjunctive methods in the treatment of renal tumors. Embolization is performed in patients prior to nephrectomy, in patients with inoperable renal tumors as palliative treatment. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to present and to analyze our own experiences in the embolization of renal tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 33 patients treated using RAE between 2011 and 2013 was carried out...
September 2015: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Sowmya Ramanan, Pradeep K Kizhakke, Aarimuthuswamy Arounassalam, Kootturathu Mammen Cherian
Surgical embolectomy for thrombosis and ischemia following femoral arterial cannulation in small infants is rare. The nonavailability of embolectomy balloons in small sizes and the small size of the native vessels pose a challenge in repair. We describe the use of a coronary angioplasty balloon for the purpose of embolectomy in a 2.5-kg infant with femoral arterial occlusion and limb ischemia.
October 2015: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Juan Fernando Encalada, Paula Campelos, Cristian Delgado, Guillermo Ventosa, Eduard Quintana, Elena Sandoval, Daniel Pereda, Ramón Cartaňá, Salvador Ninot, Clemente Barriuso, Miguel Josa, Manuel Castellá, José Luis Pomar, Jaime Mulet, Carlos-Alberto Mestres
BACKGROUND: To analyze the indications, actions and results of the operations performed in the Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of consecutive non-selected adult patients operated in the ICU. All operations were included. Descriptive statistics were used. RESULTS: Between 2008 and 2013, 3379 consecutive adult patients were operated upon. A total of 124 operations were performed in the ICU in 109 patients, 70 male (64...
April 2016: Cirugía Española
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