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Arteriovenous Fistula Placement

W-Y Guo, C-C J Lee, C-J Lin, H-C Yang, H-M Wu, C-C Wu, W-Y Chung, K-D Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sinus stenosis occasionally occurs in dural arteriovenous fistulas. Sinus stenosis impedes venous outflow and aggravates intracranial hypertension by reversing cortical venous drainage. This study aimed to analyze the likelihood of sinus stenosis and its impact on cerebral hemodynamics of various types of dural arteriovenous fistulas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-three cases of dural arteriovenous fistula in the transverse-sigmoid sinus were reviewed and divided into 3 groups: Cognard type I, type IIa, and types with cortical venous drainage...
October 20, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Filippo Benedetto, Domenico Spinelli, Narayana Pipitò, Giambattista Gagliardo, Alberto Noto, Simona Villari, Antonio David, Francesco Spinelli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of a vascular hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, provided with a nitinol-reinforced section (NRS) on one end, in hemodialysis vascular access placement. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted including all the consecutive patients who underwent Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft (GHVG; W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) implantation for hemodialysis access placement between October 2013 and November 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Hoon Suk Park, Youn Hee Lee, Hyung Wook Kim, Jun Hyun Baik, Yong Sung Won, Cheol Whee Park, Young Ok Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Dong Chan Jin
Introduction To increase the rate of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use, assisted procedures for immature AVF have been strenuously performed. However, this is controversial in that an AVF matured by these assisted procedures may require more frequent intervention to maintain its patency, and have decreased long-term patency. Methods Eighty four AVFs that were matured with assisted maturation procedures and 266 AVFs that matured spontaneously without intervention, created between November 2009 and March 2013 from the hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA) cohort, were compared retrospectively and we also investigated the factors that may influence AVF long-term patency...
October 6, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Suh Min Kim, Seung-Kee Min, Sanghyun Ahn, Sang-Il Min, Jongwon Ha
PURPOSE: This retrospective review aimed to report the outcomes of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and to evaluate the suitability of AVF as a permanent vascular access in pediatric populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected for all patients aged 0 to 19 years who underwent AVF creation for hemodialysis between January 2000 and June 2014. RESULTS: Fifty-two AVFs were created in 47 patients. Mean age was 15.7±3.2 years and mean body weight was 46...
September 2016: Vascular Specialist International
Joana Chaves Gonçalves Rodrigues de Carvalho, Francisco Javier Tercero Machin, Luis San Roman Manzanera, Jordi Blasco Andaluz, Sílvia Herrero Nogués, Núria Peix Soriano, Victor Obach Baurier, Enrique Jesus Carrero Cardenal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dural arteriovenous fistulas are anomalous shunts between dural arterial and venous channels whose nidus is located between the dural leaflets. For those circumstances when invasive treatment is mandatory, endovascular techniques have grown to become the mainstay of practice, choice attributable to their reported safety and effectiveness. We describe the unique and rare case of a dural arteriovenous fistula treated by transarterial embolization and complicated by an intraventricular hemorrhage...
September 24, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
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 (IV TPA) 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...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Gauri Bhutani, Mireille El Ters, Walter K Kremers, Joe L Klunder, Sandra J Taler, Amy W Williams, Andrew H Stockland, Marie C Hogan
Introduction Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) may adversely impact future successful arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). As part of a quality improvement project, the performance of tunneled small bore tunneled central venous catheters (TSB-CVCs), as alternatives to PICCs, was evaluated. Methods A retrospective observational study, involving individuals ≥18 years of age who underwent TSB-CVC placement by Interventional Radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN between 1/1/2010 and 8/30/2013...
September 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Ashwal Adamane Jayaram, Padmakumar Ramachandran, Tom Devasiya, Abdul Razak Uddina Kumeri, Umesh Pai
Innominate vein stenosis or thrombotic occlusion can occur in dialysis patients. Central vein stenosis is a common problem in patients on dialysis. Placement of a central vein catheter for dialysis access increases the risk of central vein stenosis. Central vein stenosis sometimes can jeopardize the arteriovenous fistula and arteriovenous graft in the ipsilateral extremity unless recognized early and treated. We describe three patients with left innominate vein stenosis who were known case of chronic kidney disease on haemodialysis and had a left brachio-cephalic fistula and presented with unilateral facial and upper limb oedema...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Natalie Pozzi, Sarah Koblick, Patricia Leung, Leon Boudourakis
INTRODUCTION: There has been a recent trend toward nonoperative management of solid organ injuries with arteriography and embolization as alternatives to surgical exploration. We examine the use of arterial embolization in the management of a post-subtotal nephrectomy urinoma in a patient with severe renal injury secondary to blunt trauma. METHODS: This case report has been reported in line with the CARE criteria [13]. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 35-year-old female patient presented with a persistent urinoma after an incomplete nephrectomy for blunt renal trauma...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Robert S Brown, Bhanu K Patibandla, Alexander S Goldfarb-Rumyantzev
Patients needing hemodialysis are advised to have arteriovenous fistulas rather than catheters because of significantly lower mortality rates. However, disparities in fistula placement raise the possibility that patient factors have a role in this apparent mortality benefit. We derived a cohort of 115,425 patients on incident hemodialysis ≥67 years old from the US Renal Data System with linked Medicare claims to identify the first predialysis vascular access placed. We compared mortality outcomes in patients initiating hemodialysis with a fistula placed first, a catheter after a fistula placed first failed, or a catheter placed first (n=90,517; reference group)...
September 7, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Timmy Lee, Mae Thamer, Yi Zhang, Qian Zhang, Michael Allon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Few studies have evaluated vascular access use after transition from peritoneal dialysis to hemodialysis. Our study characterizes vascular access use after switch to hemodialysis and its effect on patient mortality and evaluates whether a peritonitis event preceding the switch was associated with the timing of permanent vascular access placement and use. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The US Renal Data System data were used to evaluate the establishment of a permanent vascular access in 1165 incident Medicare-insured adult patients on dialysis who initiated peritoneal dialysis between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 and switched to hemodialysis within 1 year...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Aya Imafuku, Naoki Sawa, Yoshifumi Ubara, Kenmei Takaichi
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare bleeding disorder caused by autoantibodies to coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). AHA onset during the induction of dialysis is extremely rare, and the management of blood access is difficult. We present a case of AHA that developed during induction of dialysis and treatment with double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP). An 86-year-old man with chronic kidney disease was admitted to our hospital with multiple subcutaneous hemorrhages. Because of his prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and high titer of inhibitors to FVIII, he was diagnosed with AHA, and prednisolone treatment was started...
August 22, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
David Fulker, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber
Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the favoured choice of vascular access but still have poor long term success. Haemodynamic parameters play an important role in vascular health and have been linked to the development of intimal hyperplasia (IH), a pathological growth of the blood vessel initiated by injury. This study aimed to investigate the haemodynamics surrounding the arterial needle (AN) and venous needle (VN), using computational fluid dynamics. A range of blood flow rates, needle positions and needle orientations were examined...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Abigail Falk, Ivan D Maya, Alexander S Yevzlin
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene stent graft versus balloon angioplasty for the treatment of in-stent restenosis in the venous outflow of hemodialysis access grafts and fistulae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventy-five patients were randomized at 23 US sites to stent-graft placement or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Primary study endpoints were access circuit primary patency (ACPP) at 6 months and safety through 30 days; secondary endpoints were evaluated through 24 months...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
M Troeltzsch, M Troeltzsch, F A Probst, O Ristow, M Ehrenfeld, S Otto
Microvascular free tissue transfer is a routine procedure with high predictability and a low complication rate. However, compromised flap perfusion remains a challenge and there is no consensus regarding the appropriate flap salvage protocol. The purpose of this study was to identify techniques with implications for flap salvage procedures and to assess their efficacy. A systematic review of studies published in the literature between 1990 and 2015, with predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria, was performed...
November 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
E Girard, J Abba, N Cristiano, M Siebert, S Barbois, C Létoublon, C Arvieux
The spleen and pancreas are at risk for injury during abdominal trauma. The spleen is more commonly injured because of its fragile structure and its position immediately beneath the ribs. Injury to the more deeply placed pancreas is classically characterized by discordance between the severity of pancreatic injury and its initial clinical expression. For the patient who presents with hemorrhagic shock and ultrasound evidence of major hemoperitoneum, urgent "damage control" laparotomy is essential; if splenic injury is the cause, prompt "hemostatic" splenectomy should be performed...
August 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Karen Woo, Charmaine E Lok
Optimal vascular access planning begins when the patient is in the predialysis stages of CKD. The choice of optimal vascular access for an individual patient and determining timing of access creation are dependent on a multitude of factors that can vary widely with each patient, including demographics, comorbidities, anatomy, and personal preferences. It is important to consider every patient's ESRD life plan (hence, their overall dialysis access life plan for every vascular access creation or placement). Optimal access type and timing of access creation are also influenced by factors external to the patient, such as surgeon experience and processes of care...
August 8, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Rita L McGill, Robin Ruthazer, Klemens B Meyer, Dana C Miskulin, Daniel E Weiner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Use of peripherally inserted central catheters has expanded rapidly, but the consequences for patients who eventually require hemodialysis are undefined. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our national, population-based analysis included 33,918 adult Medicare beneficiaries from the US Renal Data System who initiated hemodialysis with central venous catheters as their sole vascular access in 2010 and 2011. We used linked Medicare claims to identify peripherally inserted central catheter exposures and evaluate the associations of peripherally inserted central catheter placement with transition to working arteriovenous fistulas or grafts and patient survival using a Cox model with time-dependent variables...
August 8, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Shouwen Wang, Arif Asif, William C Jennings
PURPOSE: Dialysis access-associated steal syndrome (DASS) is a major complication of arteriovenous hemodialysis accesses. Although its underlying pathology is diverse, it is most often associated with excessive access flow. Dilator-assisted banding (DAB) is a simple flow-reduction technique that we described previously. This report is to illustrate the expansion of DAB and analyze the outcome of DAB in managing DASS. METHODS: From February 2011 to April 2015, 30 patients underwent DAB for DASS...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Ian Kane, Zachary Post, Alvin Ong, Fabio Orozco
Intra-articular joint capsule injection is a common method used to control postoperative pain as a result of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It is generally considered a safe practice and is highly effective in reducing the need for postoperative opioid administration as well as decreasing recovery time through early mobilization. However, any injection into the posterior knee space has the potential to injure the vascular structures surrounding the knee. Iatrogenic formation of an arteriovenous fistula is a rare complication after TKA, and there are no reported cases of arteriovenous fistula formation as a direct result of intra-articular injection...
September 1, 2016: Orthopedics
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