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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214482/catheter-directed-ultrasound-assisted-thrombolysis-is-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-for-pulmonary-embolism-even-in-high-risk-patients
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Kristen A Lee, Andrew Cha, Mark H Kumar, Combiz Rezayat, Clifford M Sales
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the early success and safety of catheter-directed, ultrasound-assisted (CDUA) thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients deemed to be "high risk" for thrombolytic therapy. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of patients who underwent CDUA pulmonary thrombolysis in our practice during 39 months is reported. There were 91 patients considered, all of whom presented with acute PE as diagnosed by computed tomography angiography...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206731/thrombus-resolution-and-right-ventricular-functional-recovery-using-ultrasound-accelerated-thrombolysis-in-acute-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Evren Ozcinar, Mehmet Cakici, Nur Dikmen Yaman, Cagdas Baran, Anar Aliyev, Bahadir Inan, Serkan Durdu, Ahmet R Akar, Mustafa Sirlak
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-accelerated catheter- directed thrombolysis (UACDT) in the treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of consequtive patients with massive or submassive PE treated with low-dose UACDT using EKOS EkoSonic® system at single center from May 2014 until April 2015. Overall, thirty-eight patients (median age, 64...
February 15, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188408/cross-comparisons-of-trending-accuracies-of-continuous-cardiac-output-measurements-pulse-contour-analysis-bioreactance-and-pulmonary-artery-catheter
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Bouchra Lamia, Hyung Kook Kim, Donald A Severyn, Michael R Pinsky
We compared the similarity of cardiac-output (CO) estimates between available bolus thermodilution pulmonary-artery catheters (PAC), arterial pulse-contour analysis (LiDCOplus(™), FloTrac(™) and PiCCOplus(™)), and bioreactance (NICOM(™)). Repetitive simultaneous estimates of CO obtained from the above devices were compared in 21 cardiac-surgery patients during the first 2 h post-surgery. Mean and absolute values for CO across the devices were compared by ANOVA, Bland-Altman, Pearson moment, and linear-regression analyses...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183822/development-of-a-technique-for-determination-of-pulmonary-artery-pulse-wave-velocity-in-horses
#4
Gonçalo Teixeira de Almeida Silva, Bruce B Guest, Diego E Gomez, Martine McGregor, Laurent Viel, M Lynne O'Sullivan, John Runciman, Luis G Arroyo
Calcification of the tunica media of the axial pulmonary arteries (PA) has been reported in a large proportion of racehorses. In humans, medial calcification is a significant cause of arterial stiffening and is implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiac, cerebral and renal microvascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) provides a measure of arterial stiffness. This study aimed to develop a technique to determine PA-PWV in horses, and secondarily to investigate a potential association between PA-PWV and arterial fibro-calcification...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180915/-nonthrombotic-pulmonary-embolisms
#5
A G Bach, D Schramm, A Surov
The term nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism (NTPE) is defined as embolization of pulmonary arteries caused by foreign bodies (e. g. detached catheter fragments), biological substances (e. g. septic thrombus) or exogenous substances (e. g. gas). The frequency of NTPE is underestimated. Symptoms can cover the spectrum from undetectable to sudden death. In addition to mechanical obstruction of the pulmonary arteries, some NTPEs trigger an inflammatory cascade that causes deterioration of vascular, pulmonary and cardiac function...
February 8, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154913/right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-shunt-in-pulmonary-atresia-with-a-ventricular-septal-defect-a-word-of-caution
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Kwang Ho Choi, Si Chan Sung, Hyungtae Kim, Hyoung Doo Lee, Gil Ho Ban, Geena Kim, Hoon Ko
The management of pulmonary atresia with a ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD) depends on the anatomy of the pulmonary artery or on the surgical strategy used at individual institutions. In our institution, we adopted a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) shunt in 2011 as a palliative procedure for PA/VSD to overcome the disadvantages of a Blalock-Taussig shunt. We evaluated the results of the RV-PA shunt as initial palliative surgery for PA/VSD. Thirteen patients with ductus-dependent PA/VSD from August 2011 to August 2015 were enrolled...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153347/impact-of-pulmonary-arterial-clot-location-on-pulmonary-embolism-treatment-and-outcomes-90%C3%A2-days
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C Charles Jain, Yuchiao Chang, Christopher Kabrhel, Jay Giri, Richard Channick, Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, Rachel P Rosovsky, Annemarie Fogerty, Kenneth Rosenfield, Michael R Jaff, Ido Weinberg
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is common and management is based on risk stratification. The significance of clot location in submassive and massive PE is unclear. Data from a prospectively gathered database of submassive and massive PE were used for analysis. Available data included patient presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and outcome. Comparisons were made according to clot location: central or peripheral. A multivariable model was used for composite outcome of death or right ventricular (RV) strain at 90 days...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149825/correlations-between-pulmonary-artery-pressures-and-inferior-vena-cava-collapsibility-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients-an-exploratory-study
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Stanislaw P Stawicki, Thomas J Papadimos, David P Bahner, David C Evans, Christian Jones
INTRODUCTION: As pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) use declines, search continues for reliable and readily accessible minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring alternatives. Although the correlation between inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVC-CI) and central venous pressures (CVP) has been described previously, little information exists regarding the relationship between IVC-CI and pulmonary artery pressures (PAPs). The goal of this study is to bridge this important knowledge gap...
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149586/peripheral-venous-catheter-fracture-with-embolism-into-the-pulmonary-artery
#9
Andrea Dell'Amore, Chady Ammari, Alessio Campisi, Rocco D'Andrea
Peripheral vein catheterization is generally considered a harmless procedure. Venous catheter rupture associated with pulmonary embolism is an unlikely but potentially serious complication. We report a case of a peripheral venous catheter (PVC) fracture with pulmonary artery embolization in the left lower lobe treated successfully by a surgical approach. The positioning of a PVC is not always a harmless procedure. Every time there are difficulties in positioning or in removal of a catheter device, it should be carefully inspected to verify integrity...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145907/evaluation-of-reperfusion-pulmonary-edema-by-extravascular-lung-water-measurements-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy
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François Stéphan, Aurélien Mazeraud, Florent Laverdure, Julien Camous, Elie Fadel
OBJECTIVES: Reperfusion pulmonary edema is a specific complication of pulmonary endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Extravascular lung water measurement may be valuable for diagnosing reperfusion pulmonary edema. The primary objective of this study was to describe and assess the clinical significance of extravascular lung water variations after pulmonary endarterectomy. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Nineteen-bed cardiothoracic ICU...
January 31, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145042/safety-of-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-results-of-a-multicenter-registry-and-meta-analysis
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Tyler L Bloomer, Georges E El-Hayek, Michael C McDaniel, Breck C Sandvall, Henry A Liberman, Chandan M Devireddy, Gautam Kumar, Pete P Fong, Wissam A Jaber
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). BACKGROUND: The use of CDT for the treatment of acute submassive and massive PE is increasing in frequency. However, its safety and efficacy have not been well elucidated. METHODS: This study is made of two parts: one is a two-center registry of acute PE patients treated with CDT. The safety outcome evaluated was any major complication including fatal, intracranial (ICH), intraocular, or retroperitoneal hemorrhage or any overt bleeding requiring transfusion or surgical repair...
February 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141585/hospital-acquired-pneumonia-due-to-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-in-the-elderly-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-beijing
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Chao Liu, Jun Guo, Weifeng Yan, Yi Jin, Fei Pan, Xiangqun Fang, Long Qin, Changting Liu
INTRODUCTION: Achromobacter xylosoxidans has been reported in several countries; however, hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) due to this organism in elderly patients in China remains rare. METHODOLOGY: HAP due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans identified at the General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army in Beijing from January 2008 to October 2011 was studied. Detailed clinical manifestations were collected. To study the clinical risk factors for the imipenem-resistant strain, patients were divided into two groups: imipenem-resistant (21 cases) and imipenem-nonresistant (20 cases)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124968/-accurate-diagnosis-of-pseudomonas-luteola-in-routine-microbiology-laboratory-on-the-occasion-of-two-isolates
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Muharrem Çiçek, Gülşen Hasçelik, H Kaan Müştak, K Serdar Diker, Burçin Şener
Pseudomonas luteola which was previously known as Chryseomonas luteola; is a gram-negative, non-fermentative, aerobic, motile, non-spore-forming bacillus. It is frequently found as a saprophyte in soil, water and other damp environments and is an opportunistic pathogen in patients with underlying medical disorders or with indwelling catheters. It has been reported as an uncommon cause of bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, meningitis, endocarditis, and peritonitis. Thus, early and accurate identification of this rare species is important for the treatment and also to provide information about the epidemiology of P...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121338/a-meta-analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-catheter-directed-interventions-in-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#14
B-H Lou, L-H Wang, Y Chen
OBJECTIVE: Catheter-directed interventions, such as catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), are becoming a popular therapeutic option for patients with hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism (PE) and right ventricle (RV) dysfunction (submassive PE). We wished to quantitatively assess therapeutic efficacy and safety of catheter-directed interventions in submassive PE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane and Scopus were searched for studies on catheter-directed interventions and submassive PE...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100152/rare-iatrogenic-cardiovascular-embolization-following-dialysis
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Arun Sharma, Sharmila Duraisamy, Priya Jagia, Gurpreet S Gulati
Intracardiac or intrapulmonary dislodgement of dialysis catheter or guidewire coating is extremely rare. When present, it can be potentially lethal as it may get complicated by arrhythmias, myocardial or pulmonary artery rupture, valvular perforation, pulmonary thromboembolism, infarction, and infective endocarditis. Percutaneous removal should be attempted as an initial measure and is usually effective in most of the cases. We report 2 such cases, where in first patient it was the hemodialysis catheter which broke, with a large part migrating into the heart, while in second patient, it was the hydrophilic coating of the guidewire that migrated into the pulmonary arteries...
January 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092273/in-vivo-testing-of-extracorporeal-membrane-ventilators-ila-activve%C3%A2-vs-prototype-i-lung%C3%A2
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Sabine Kischkel, Stefan Bergt, Beate Brock, Johan von Grönheim, Anne Herbst, Marc-Jonas Epping, Georg Matheis, Esther Novosel, Joerg Schneider, Philipp Warnke, Andreas Podbielski, Jan P Roesner, Peter I Lelkes, Brigitte Vollmar
A side-by-side comparison of the decarboxylation efficacy of two pump-driven veno-venous extracorporeal lung assist devices, i.e. a first prototype of the new miniaturized ambulatory extracorporeal membrane ventilator, I-lung® versus the commercial system iLA-activve® over a period of 72 hours in a large animal model.Fifteen German Landrace pigs were anesthetized and underwent mechanical hypoventilation to induce severe hypercapnia. Decarboxylation was accomplished by either the I-lung® or the iLA-activve® via a double lumen catheter in the jugular vein...
January 4, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091832/utility-and-safety-of-the-safesept%C3%A2-transseptal-guidewire-for-electrophysiology-studies-with-catheter-ablation-in-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-disease
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Joseph J Knadler, Jeffrey B Anderson, Ahmad S Chaouki, Richard J Czosek, Chad Connor, Timothy K Knilans, David S Spar
PURPOSE: The atrial transseptal procedure is used in catheter ablation of left-sided arrhythmias. Studies in adult patients have shown the SafeSept™ transseptal guidewire (SSTG) to be effective in atrial transseptal procedures. We analyzed our 5-year experience with SSTG use in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients undergoing catheter ablation. METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective analysis of patients undergoing catheter ablation from 2009 to 2014...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090298/in-situ-expression-of-bcl-2-in-pulmonary-artery-endothelial-cells-associates-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-relative-to-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#18
Raymond L Benza, Gretchen Williams, Changgong Wu, Kelly J Shields, Amresh Raina, Srinivas Murali, Michael J Passineau
We have previously reported that pulmonary artery endothelial cells (PAECs) can be harvested from the tips of discarded Swan-Ganz catheters after right heart catheterization (RHC). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the existence of an antiapoptotic phenotype in PAECs obtained during RHC is a distinctive feature of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH; World Health Organization group 1) and might be used to differentiate PAH from other etiologies of pulmonary hypertension. Specifically, we developed a flow cytometry-based measure of Bcl-2 activity, referred to as the normalized endothelial Bcl-2 index (NEBI)...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090295/an-advanced-protocol-driven-transition-from-parenteral-prostanoids-to-inhaled-trepostinil-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#19
Ronald Oudiz, Manyoo Agarwal, Franz Rischard, Teresa De Marco
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) often require parenteral prostanoids to improve symptoms and signs of PAH. Complications of parenteral prostanoids-such as catheter-related infections and intolerable adverse effects-may develop, prompting transition to inhaled prostanoids. We report a prospective, protocol-driven transition from parenteral prostanoids to inhaled prostanoids with monitoring of exercise gas exchange and acute hemodynamics. Three PAH centers recruited patients transitioning from parenteral prostanoids to inhaled trepostinil...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075612/comparison-of-mechanical-versus-hand-administration-of-iv-contrast-agents-for-pediatric-pulmonary-ct-angiography
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Matthew A Zapala, David Zurakowski, Edward Y Lee
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the difference between mechanical versus hand administration of IV contrast agents on the diagnostic quality of pediatric pulmonary CT angiography (CTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the medical records was performed to detect pediatric patients (≤ 18 years) with pulmonary CTA performed between September 2012 and March 2015. Patients were placed into two cohorts on the basis of the method of contrast administration (mechanical vs hand)...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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