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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315814/a-closer-look-at-the-in-vitro-electrochemical-characterisation-of-titanium-alloys-for-biomedical-applications-using-in-situ-methods
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J-L Wang, R L Liu, T Majumdar, S A Mantri, V A Ravi, R Banerjee, N Birbilis
Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are widely used in several biomedical applications, particularly as permanent orthopaedic implants. Electrochemical testing provides a means to perform accelerated corrosion testing, however whilst results from polarisation testing for Ti and its alloys to date have been generally useful, they are also rather limited on the basis of several reasons. One reason is that the polarisation curves for Ti and its alloys in simulated body fluids all appear rather similar, and they do not present a classical 'breakdown' or pitting potential, making discrimination between alloys difficult...
March 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314672/fenestration-of-a-papyrus-pk-covered-stent-to-recover-the-occluded-left-main-bifurcation-after-sealing-a-left-main-perforation-during-a-cto-procedure
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Gerald S Werner, Waqar H Ahmed
Covered stents are indicated for coronary perforations, but they may seal off major side branches in that process. We report the successful sealing of an ostial left main perforation, induced by a guide catheter in the course of a retrograde approach to treat a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the right coronary artery (RCA) in a 76year old woman with prior CABG. The implanted Papyrus covered stent, however, overlapped the left main bifurcation and occluded the non-grafted circumflex artery (CX) resulting in acute ischemia...
March 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296208/arterial-access-port-a-shunt-less-vascular-access-using-a-blind-ending-artificial-graft-anastomosed-to-the-brachial-artery
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Hiroaki Matsuda, Yoshinari Oka, Ryuichi Yoshida, Yuki Katsura, Hidemi Takeuchi, Takanori Oyama, Shigeko Takatsu, Masashi Miyazaki
We retrospectively investigated the usability of arterial access ports (AAPs), which are blind-ending short prosthetic grafts anastomosed to the brachial artery (BA) and implanted subcutaneously, via which cannulation and blood-drawing from the BA was performed. Nineteen AAPs in 16 patients were evaluated. The AAP cumulative functional usage rate tended to drop within a year after its implantation because of infection and inappropriate positioning; however, its usability was extended for a maximum of 97 months after re-implantation...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285948/premedication-with-fast-acting-oxycodone-hydrochloride-hydrate-effectively-reduced-oxaliplatin-induced-severe-vascular-pain
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Sayaka Nagao, Makoto Furihata, Kazushi Fukagawa, Tadashi Furihata, Yuki Matsuhashi, Tomonori Wada
Oxaliplatin is a platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent that holds a prominent position in the treatment of colorectal and gastric cancers. However, severe oxaliplatin-related vascular pain can be problematic for patients. Here we describe seven patients who experienced severe vascular pain caused by oxaliplatin administration. All seven patients were treated with capecitabine and oxaliplatin or capecitabine plus oxaliplatin with bevacizumab as an adjuvant or a treatment for recurrent colorectal cancer, respectively...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278561/the-role-of-surgical-clips-in-the-evaluation-of-interfractional-uncertainty-for-treatment-of-hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-cancer-with-postoperative-radiotherapy
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Jin Suk Bae, Dong Hyun Kim, Won Taek Kim, Yong Ho Kim, Dahl Park, Yong Kan Ki
Purpose: To evaluate the utility of implanted surgical clips for detecting interfractional errors in the treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer with postoperative radiotherapy (PORT). Methods and Materials: Twenty patients had been treated with PORT for locally advanced hepatobiliary or pancreatic cancer, from November 2014 to April 2016. Patients underwent computed tomography simulation and were treated in expiratory breathing phase. During treatment, orthogonal kilovoltage (kV) imaging was taken twice a week, and isocenter shifts were made to match bony anatomy...
March 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243995/septic-pulmonary-emboli-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-children-with-s-aureus-catheter-related-bacteremia
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A Méndez-Echevarria, M Coronado-Poggio, F Baquero-Artigao, T Del Rosal, S Rodado-Marina, C Calvo, L Domínguez-Gadea
PURPOSE: The role of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) in the diagnosis of metastatic infectious foci in children with catheter-related blood stream infection has been hardly studied, although some authors have reported it benefit in the screening of metastatic foci in adult population. Septic pulmonary emboli are among the most difficult to identify, because many cases do not present pulmonary complaints or abnormal chest radiography...
February 27, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223057/patency-of-saphenous-vein-grafts-using-the-pas-port-system-during-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Hikaru Ishii, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Yu Takahashi, Yusuke Inaba, Mio Noma, Akihiro Yoshimoto, Satoshi Higuchi, Hideyasu Kohshoh, Seiichi Taniai, Haruhisa Ishiguro, Hideaki Yoshino, Kenichi Sudo
BACKGROUND: Several proximal anastomosis devices have been developed to shorten the time required for a proximal anastomosis and to avoid aortic cross-/side-clamping during coronary artery bypass grafting. This study retrospectively examined the patency of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) using the PAS-Port System (Cardia Inc, Redwood City, CA). METHODS: From 2004 to 2014, 451 patients underwent coronary artery bypass graft operations requiring at least 1 proximal anastomosis using a PAS-Port device...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218362/mechanical-recanalization-for-clot-occlusion-of-venous-access-ports-experimental-study-using-ports-with-clot-occlusion
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Myung Gyu Song, Tae-Seok Seo, Baek-Hui Kim, Jeong Ho Kim
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that mechanical injection of saline is safe and effective in restoring patency of totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) with clot occlusion. We devised an experimental port model for the evaluation of mechanical TIVAP recanalization prior to its clinical application. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clot TIVAP occlusion model was constructed by filling the catheter with swine blood and incubating it at 37.5°C. The model was incubated for different lengths of time ranging from 1 day to 7 days...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210920/choosing-the-appropriate-side-for-subcutaneous-port-catheter-placement-in-patients-with-mastectomy-ipsilateral-or-contralateral
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Omer Fatih Nas, Kadir Hacikurt, Ahmet Kaya, Nurullah Dogan, Bekir Sanal, Guven Ozkaya, Halit Ziya Dundar, Cuneyt Erdogan
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term clinical follow-up results of implanting subcutaneous port catheters (SPCs) on ipsilateral or contralateral with mastectomy side in patients with axillary lymph node dissection. METHODS: A total of 73 patients composed of ipsilateral (34 catheters) and contralateral (39 catheters) groups, with SPCs were included. All patients had lumpectomy or modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer. Ipsilateral and contralateral groups had similar patient characteristics...
February 17, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202886/totally-implantable-central-venous-device-associated-blood-stream-infection-in-elderly-malignant-disease-patients
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Yasuo Aota, Yuko Okuda, Tsubasa Watanabe, Keitaro Fujiwara, Itaru Nakamura, Tomohisa Yokoyama, Akihiko Gotoh, Michio Sakurai
AIM: We investigated the rate of bloodstream infections in elderly malignant disease patients whose totally implantable central venous device (CV ports) had been removed for any reason at our hospital. METHODS: We evaluated 22 elderly malignant disease patients who had had their CV ports removed for any reason between May 2014 to April 2015. RESULTS: The patients were 12 males and 10 females between 62 and 86 years of age with a median age of 75...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197297/reconstruction-of-an-anterior-cervical-necrotizing-fasciitis-defect-using-a-biodegradable-polyurethane-dermal-substitute
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Marcus Jd Wagstaff, Yugesh Caplash, John E Greenwood
Introduction: Although we have previously described the use of a novel polyurethane biodegradable dermal substitute in the reconstruction of 20 free flap donor sites, and extensive cutaneous defects, including a large area of exposed calvarium secondary to burn injury, our experience with this material now extends to 35 free flap donor site reconstructions and 13 major or complex burns. Methods: The polyurethane material (NovoSorb BTM; PolyNovo Biomaterials Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) was recently employed in another complex wound scenario, implanted into a large anterior cervical cutaneous and soft-tissue defect remaining after serial radical debridement for necrotizing fasciitis...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182117/fibrin-sheaths-in-central-venous-port-catheters-treatment-with-low-dose-single-injection-of-urokinase-on-an-outpatient-basis
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De-Hua Chang, Kamal Mammadov, Tilman Hickethier, Jan Borggrefe, Martin Hellmich, David Maintz, Christoph Kabbasch
PURPOSE: Evaluation of the efficacy of single-shot, low-dose urokinase administration for the treatment of port catheter-associated fibrin sheaths. METHODS: Forty-six patients were retrospectively evaluated for 54 episodes of port catheter dysfunction. The presence of a fibrin sheath was detected by angiographic contrast examinations. On an outpatient basis, patients subsequently received thrombolysis consisting of a single injection of urokinase (15.000 IU in 1...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181014/long-term-outcomes-of-totally-implantable-venous-access-devices
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Yi-Chia Wang, Pei-Lin Lin, Wei-Han Chou, Chih-Peng Lin, Chi-Hsiang Huang
PURPOSE: Identifying risk factors for premature totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD) catheter removal is crucial; however, because of the diversity of study methodologies, there is no consensus on such factors. The objective of the present study was to identify such risk factors by applying a cohort design study with a long-term follow-up period. METHODS: For this cohort study, we selected cancer patients who had newly implanted TIVADs between July 2008 and December 2008...
February 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176897/mechanical-characteristics-of-plastic-base-ports-and-impact-on-flushing-efficacy
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Gérard Guiffant, Patrice Flaud, Laurent Royon, Espérie Burnet, Jacques Merckx
BACKGROUND: Three types of totally implantable venous access devices, Ports, are currently in use: titanium, plastic (polyoxymethylene, POM), and mixed (titanium base with a POM shell). Physics theory suggests that the interaction between a non-coring needle (NCN, made of stainless steel) and a plastic base would lead to the stronger material (steel) altering the more malleable material (plastic). OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether needle impacts can alter a plastic base's surface, thus potentially reducing flushing efficacy...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174669/cell-therapy-for-liver-disease-using-bioimaging-rats
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REVIEW
Junko Haga, Shin Enosawa, Eiji Kobayashi
Advances in stem cell research suggest that cell therapy is a potential alternative to liver transplantation. The use of individualized and minimally invasive cell therapy is desirable to avoid rejection and reduce patient burden. While allo-hepatocyte transplantation has been performed for metabolic hepatic disease, auto-bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has shifted toward mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation for liver cirrhosis. In this article, an overview of cell transplantation research for liver disease is provided through our recent rat studies...
January 8, 2017: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165571/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-and-early-pedicle-flap-reconstruction-of-the-chest-wall-after-epirubicin-extravasation
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Marios Papadakis, Afshin Rahmanian-Schwarz, Marzena Bednarek, Mohamed Arafkas, Philipp Holschneider, Gunnar Hübner
PURPOSE: Accidental extravasation is a serious iatrogenic injury among patients receiving anthracycline-containing chemotherapy. The aim of this work is to present a combination therapy for chest wall reconstruction following epirubicin extravasation. METHODS: Herein, we report a 68-year-old woman with massive soft tissue necrosis of the anterolateral chest wall after epirubicin extravasation from a port implanted in the subclavicular area. RESULTS: The necrotic tissue was resected, the port was removed, and negative-pressure wound therapy was applied...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161928/two-port-pars-plana-anterior-and-central-core-vitrectomy-lam-floaterectomy-in-combination-with-phacoemulsification-and-intraocular-lens-implantation-under-topical-anesthesia-for-patients-with-cataract-and-significant-floaters-results-of-the-first-50-consecutive
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Dennis S C Lam, Hiu Ying Leung, Shu Liu, Nishant Radke, Ye Yuan, Vincent Y W Lee
PURPOSE: To study the safety and efficacy of 2-port pars plana anterior and central core vitrectomy (Lam floaterectomy) in combination with phacoemulsification (phaco) and intraocular lens implantation (IOL) for patients with cataract and significant floaters under topical anesthesia. DESIGN: Retrospective review of the first 50 consecutive cases. METHODS: A standardized treatment protocol was used for patients with cataract and significant (moderate to severe) floaters (duration > 3 months)...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151510/-let-me-tell-you-about-my-little-box-phenomenological-study-on-the-experience-of-living-with-a-totally-implantable-central-venous-catheter
#18
Carolina Mutti, Anna Fumagalli, Pierina Monni, Stefania Rancati, Ivana Maria Rosi
. "Let me tell you about my little box": phenomenological study on the experience of living with a totally implantable central venous catheter. INTRODUCTION: Many variables impact on the choice to implant a totally implantable long-term central venous catheter's (Port), in spite of its proven efficacy. The patients' perception is pivotal, and only few qualitative studies dig deep into patients' feelings and experiences. AIMS: To understand if, and how, the Port affects the patient's life...
October 2016: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120698/short-course-daptomycin-lock-and-systemic-therapy-for-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-cancer-patients-with-surgically-implanted-devices
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Matteo Vassallo, Pierre-Luc Genillier, Brigitte Dunais, Regis Kaphan, Laurence Saudes, Yannick Duval, Fabien Rolland, Valerie Jullien, Nicolas Weiss, Elea Blanchouin, Annick Boscagli, Christophe Perrin, Nathalie Montagne
PURPOSE: Few in vivo studies have been reported describing efficacy and duration of antibiotic lock therapy (ALT) with daptomycin (DPT) for long-term catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) due to coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). We retrospectively analysed the efficacy of short-course ALT with DPT in combination with systemic treatment (ST) for CoNS-associated CRBSI in our hospital. METHODS: Patients admitted for CoNS-associated CRBSI and treated with DPT as ALT and ST were retrospectively analysed...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115025/an-outbreak-of-ralstonia-pickettii-bloodstream-infection-associated-with-an-intrinsically-contaminated-normal-saline-solution
#20
Yin-Yin Chen, Wan-Tsuei Huang, Chia-Ping Chen, Shu-Mei Sun, Fu-Mei Kuo, Yu-Jiun Chan, Shu-Chen Kuo, Fu-Der Wang
OBJECTIVE Ralstonia pickettii has caused contamination of pharmaceutical solutions in many countries, resulting in healthcare infections or outbreak events. We determined the source of the outbreak of R. pickettii bloodstream infection (BSI). METHODS This study was conducted in a 3,000-bed tertiary referral medical center in Taiwan with >8,500 admissions during May 2015. Patients had been treated in the injection room or chemotherapy room at outpatient departments, emergency department, or hospital wards...
January 24, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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