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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340341/credentialing-of-hospitalists-in-ultrasound-guided-bedside-procedures-a-position-statement-of-the-society-of-hospital-medicine
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Brian P Lucas, David M Tierney, Trevor P Jensen, Ria Dancel, Joel Cho, Mahmoud El-Barbary, Ricardo Franco-Sadud, Nilam Soni
Ultrasound guidance is used increasingly to perform the following 6 bedside procedures that are core competencies of hospitalists: abdominal paracentesis, arterial catheter placement, arthrocentesis, central venous catheter placement, lumbar puncture, and thoracentesis. Yet most hospitalists have not been certified to perform these procedures, whether using ultrasound guidance or not, by specialty boards or other institutions extramural to their own hospitals. Instead, hospital privileging committees often ask hospitalist group leaders to make ad hoc intramural certification assessments as part of credentialing...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311195/peritoneal-dialysis-is-feasible-as-a-bridge-to-combined-liver-kidney-transplant
#2
Ruth Ellen Jones, Yun Liang, Malcolm MacConmara, Christine Hwang, Ramesh Saxena
Patients with combined liver and kidney failure may remain on dialysis for years while awaiting simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation (SLKT). The role of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in patients with advanced liver and kidney failure awaiting SLKT remains to be defined. We present our single-institution experience with PD in cirrhotics, 3 of whom went on to receive successful SLKT. Patients initiated in our PD program between 2006 and 2016 who had both liver and kidney failure were identified. Medical and dialysis records were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294599/transarterial-embolization-for-incorrectable-abdominal-wall-hematoma-after-abdominal-paracentesis
#3
Seong Nam Moon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261352/incrementally-expandable-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-single-center-experience
#4
Jie Cui, Sara E Smolinski, Fengyong Liu, Dihua Xu, Kal Dulaimy, Zubin Irani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the long-term safety and efficacy of a small-diameter expandable transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in the management of portal hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included 28 patients (12 women and 16 men; mean age, 56.9 years) who underwent small-diameter expandable TIPS creation between 2008 and 2010 for refractory ascites (n = 15; mean [± SD] model for end-stage liver disease [MELD] score, 15...
December 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260791/-the-clinical-classification-of-acute-otitis-media-with-special-reference-to-tympanometry
#5
M V Subbotina
We have developed a new clinical classification of acute otitis media (AOM) based on the previously proposed classifications of V.T. Palchun with co-workers (1997) and J. Jeger (1970) in which the letter near the stage of the pathological process roughly corresponds to the type of the tympanogram as follows: stage I (acute tubootitis): A, B, C; stage II (acute catarrhal otitis media): A, B, C; stage III (acute purulent otitis media, perforation stage); stage IV (acute purulent otitis media, post-perforation stage); stage V (resolution of otitis media): A - convalescence or recovery, B1 - exudate present in the tympanic cavity; B2 - persisting perforation; C - block of the auditory tube, O - the development of complications...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259915/paracentesis-following-intravitreal-drug-injections-in-maintaining-physiologic-ocular-perfusion-pressure
#6
Austin Bach, Artur Filipowicz, Aaron S Gold, Azeema Latiff, Timothy G Murray
A retrospective analysis was performed of patients who received a paracentesis immediately following an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab or triamcinolone acetonide. These patients were previously diagnosed as having glaucoma, ocular hypertension, or had responded previously with sustained elevated intraocular pressure. Of 1661 procedures were performed. Totally 219 (13%) of the injections were on phakic patients. A median (SD) of 210 µL (40 µL) of aqueous was removed during each paracentesis. There were no reported incidences of any complications...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251272/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-from-ascites-and-peritoneal-nodules-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Vishal Sharma, Surinder Singh Rana, Sobur Uddin Ahmed, Sonali Guleria, Ravi Sharma, Rajesh Gupta
The peritoneum is involved in many diseases such as primary malignancy (mesothelioma), infectious disease (tuberculosis), and disseminated malignancy (peritoneal carcinomatosis). The peritoneal disease may manifest as ascites and/or peritoneal masses or nodules. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), due to its ability to provide high-resolution images, has revolutionized the imaging and diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary diseases among other gastrointestinal conditions. EUS can not only help in imaging of various lesions close to the gastrointestinal lumen but also aspirate/biopsy them...
November 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250586/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-placement-of-plastic-pigtail-stents-for-the-drainage-of-refractory-malignant-ascites
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Rafael Romero-Castro, Victoria Alejandra Jimenez-Garcia, Jaime Boceta-Osuna, Luis Castilla-Guerra, Francisco Pellicer-Bautista, Angel Caunedo-Alvarez, Juan Manuel Herrerias-Gutierrez, Manuel Romero-Gómez, Marc Giovannini
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage is now the treatment of choice in cases of pancreatic pseudocysts and walled-off necrosis, especially in the absence of luminal bulging and in patients with portal hypertension. Malignant refractory ascites usually heralds a poor prognosis and substantially impairs the quality of life of patients because of the symptoms experienced and the need for repeated paracentesis. EUS-guided placement of lumen-apposing, fully covered, self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) has been reported for the drainage of malignant ascites...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249858/symptomatic-fluid-drainage-peritoneovenous-shunt-placement
#9
REVIEW
Hooman Yarmohammadi, George I Getrajdman
Ascites causes significant discomfort and has negative impact on patient's quality of life. Medical therapies including dietary restriction and diuretics are successful in only 40 to 44% of patients with malignant ascites and repeated paracentesis only provides temporary symptomatic relief. Therefore, a more permanent solution is necessary. Indwelling catheters or peritoneovenous shunt placement can provide more permanent symptomatic relief and improve patients' quality of life. Unlike indwelling catheters, peritoneovenous shunts do not limit patients' life style and therefore should be offered as first option in patients who are good candidates...
December 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239920/a-rare-complication-after-septoplasty-visual-loss-due-to-right-retinal-artery-spasm
#10
Celal Günay, Gökhan Altin, Burak Kersin, Mahmut Odabaşi
Septoplasty is a commonly used procedure for correcting septal cartilage deformities. Hemorrhage, abscesses, scaling, adhesions, and scar tissue are often seen after the operation of the septoplasty, but temporary or permanent visual loss due to local anesthetic use has been reported very rarely in the literature. The authors also aimed to present a female patient with retinal artery spasm in the right eye after septoplasty in this article. A 27-year-old female patient was admitted to the authors' clinic with long-standing nasal obstruction and postnasal drip...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236169/current-treatment-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-national-survey
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Teddy S Youn, Patrick Lavin, Morgan Patrylo, Joseph Schindler, Howard Kirshner, David M Greer, Matthew Schrag
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmological emergency, the retinal analog of a stroke. To date there is no consensus or national guidelines on how this disorder should be managed. As academic neurologists and ophthalmologists treat CRAO frequently, we set out to understand how these clinicians approach patients with CRAO with a national survey. METHODS: We identified university-associated teaching hospitals offering vascular neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and/or retina fellowships in the US and asked the directors of the programs to respond to questions in an open response format to profile the acute management of CRAO at their institution...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233098/intractable-ascites-associated-with-mycophenolate-in-a-simultaneous-kidney-pancreas-transplant-patient-a-case-report
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Nina T Weber, Ali Sigaroudi, Alexander Ritter, Andreas Boss, Kuno Lehmann, David Goodman, Stefan Farese, Stefan Weiler, Thomas F Mueller
BACKGROUND: Mycophenolic acid (MPA), either given as an ester pro-drug or as an enteric-coated sodium salt, is the most commonly prescribed anti-proliferative immunosuppressive agent used following organ transplantation and widely applied in immune-mediated diseases. Clinicians are well aware of common adverse reactions related to MPA treatment, in particular diarrhea, leukopenia and infections. Here we report a case of severe, persistent ascites associated with MPA treatment. The otherwise unexplained and intractable ascites, requiring repeated paracenteses for more than 8 months, rapidly ceased with stopping the MPA treatment...
December 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226410/editorial-alfapump-an-alternative-to-large-volume-paracentesis-for-patients-with-refractory-ascites-authors-reply
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EDITORIAL
G Stirnimann, A De Gottardi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226396/editorial-alfapump-an-alternative-to-large-volume-paracentesis-for-patients-with-refractory-ascites
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EDITORIAL
S Macdonald, R Jalan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223238/pupillary-block-glaucoma-secondary-to%C3%A2-central-port-occlusion-following-insertion-of-a-phakic-implantable-copolymer-lens
#15
Felix Gonzalez-Lopez, Rafael Bilbao-Calabuig, Ricardo Alen, Blas Mompean
A 28-year-old woman had uneventful implantation of a phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) in her left eye (Visian ICL, EVO+ model, 13.2, -7.50 diopters) to correct myopia. Six days after the procedure, she presented with herniation of the iris. Surgical reduction was carried out successfully through the previous peripheral corneal paracentesis. On the following day, the patient reported ocular pain and blurry vision. Examination showed a shallow anterior chamber, moderate diffuse corneal edema, and ocular hypertension...
November 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214880/low-ascitic-fluid-total-protein-levels-is-not-associated-to-the-development-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cohort-of-274-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Silje Mo, Flemming Bendtsen, Signe Skovgaard Wiese, Nina Kimer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a complication to decompensated cirrhosis. Fluoroquinolones may prevent SBP. However, predictive markers for SBP are wanted. Guidelines suggest that patients with ascitic fluid protein below 15 g/l receive fluoroquinolones to prevent SBP. This study aimed to assess the clinical utility of low ascitic fluid protein in predicting SBP in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. METHODS: A total of 274 patients with cirrhosis and ascites underwent paracentesis between January 2010 and June 2015...
December 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210304/current-management-of-refractory-ascites-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#17
Ruihong Zhao, Juan Lu, Yu Shi, Hong Zhao, Kaijin Xu, Jifang Sheng
Liver cirrhosis is a health problem worldwide, and ascites is its principal symptom. Refractory ascites is intractable and occurs in 5%-10% of all patients with ascites due to cirrhosis. Refractory ascites leads to a poor quality of life and high mortality rate. Ascites develops as a result of portal hypertension, which leads to water-sodium retention and renal failure. Various therapeutic measures can be used for refractory ascites, including large-volume paracentesis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, vasoconstrictive drugs, and an automated low-flow ascites pump system...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197848/challenging-and-uncommon-diagnosis-of-long-evolution-ascites
#18
Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, João Almeida, João Fraga, Luis Tomé
This is a case report of a 45-year-old Caucasian man with chronic alcoholism. No history of liver disease or asbestos exposure. He complained of ascites during the last 3 years with worsening in the last year with severe ascites development. Diagnostic paracentesis showed SAAG 1.1 and high cellularity with neutrophil count >250 cells/µL. Ascitic fluid cytology revealed reactive mesothelial hyperplasia. Thoracoabdominopelvic ultrasonography/CT/MRI and fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT showed 'omental cake' pattern suggesting peritoneal carcinomatosis...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188319/a-dedicated-paracentesis-clinic-decreases-healthcare-utilization-for-serial-paracenteses-in-decompensated-cirrhosis
#19
Yao-Wen Cheng, Kumar Sandrasegaran, Katherine Cheng, Angela Shah, Marwan Ghabril, William Berry, Craig Lammert, Naga Chalasani, Eric S Orman
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to describe the effect of a dedicated paracentesis clinic on healthcare utilization by patients with decompensated cirrhosis and refractory ascites. METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective study identified cirrhotic patients receiving paracenteses over a 6-month period before and after creating the paracentesis clinic. Patients were followed for 12 months to collect outcome data including characteristics of subsequent hospitalizations and paracenteses...
November 29, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168037/efficacy-and-safety-of-reinfusion-of-concentrated-ascitic-fluid-for-malignant-ascites-a-concept-proof-study
#20
Rumi Hanada, Naosuke Yokomichi, Chihiro Kato, Kazumi Miki, Sachiko Oyama, Tatsuya Morita, Ryoko Kawahara
PURPOSE: Malignant ascites is one of the symptoms causing discomfort in advanced cancer patients. Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is one treatment modality, but controlled trials are limited. The primary aim of this study was to explore the efficacy and safety of CART, as well as their predictors, to obtain data for planning a further controlled trial. METHODS: This was a single center retrospective cohort study in patients with refractory malignant ascites...
November 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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