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Short term VAS catheters

S Sevcenco, K Eredics, L Lusuardi, Hans Christoph Klingler
PURPOSE: To investigate the morbidity, complication rate, and pain perception during removal of a novel ureteric stent with a magnetic end using a-traumatic retrieval catheter. METHODS: Between November 2013 and July 2015, 151 consecutive patients who underwent semirigid ureterorenoscopy (URS) for stone removal were prospectively enrolled. Stent removal was performed under local anesthesia using a special magnetic-end stent remover 1 week following URS. At follow-up, we obtained patients' medical history, urine culture result, renal ultrasonogram, and visual analog scale (VAS) score regarding stent irritation (VAS 1) and pain during removal (VAS 2)...
March 2018: World Journal of Urology
Attilio Cavezzi, Giovanni Mosti, Fausto Campana, Lorenzo Tessari, Luca Bastiani, Simone U Urso
OBJECTIVES: This was a prospective observational study to assess the short- to mid-term efficacy and safety of catheter foam sclerotherapy (CFS) of the great saphenous vein (GSV), including peri-saphenous tumescence infiltration (PST) and intra-saphenous saline irrigation (ISI), in combination with phlebectomy of the varicose tributaries. METHODS: Eighty-eight limbs in 82 patients (19 male, 63 female, mean age 55.7 years) affected by varices related to GSV incompetence were submitted to CFS of the refluxing GSV segment after PST and ISI, combined with phlebectomy of the varicose tributaries...
November 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Daniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli, Jackson J Liang
Electrical storm (ES) is a medical emergency characterized by repetitive episodes of sustained ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in a limited amount of time (at least 3 within a 24-h period) leading to repeated appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies. The occurrence of ES represents a major turning point in the natural history of patients with structural heart disease being associated with poor short- and long-term survival particularly in those with compromised left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) that can develop hemodynamic decompensation and multi-organ failure...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
Xu Feng Peng, Xiang Guo Lv, Hong Xie, Ying Long Sa, Yue Min Xu, Chao Feng, Xin Ru Zhang
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of solifenacin in the treatment of bladder spasms after urethroplasty. Patients underwent urethroplasty were randomly assigned to the study group ( n = 165) and the control group ( n = 150). Patients in the study group were treated with solifenacin for 7 days. Patients in the control group were placebo. Each group was further divided into four subgroups: paracentetic suprapubic cystostomy subgroup, traditional suprapubic cystostomy subgroup, former suprapubic cystostomy subgroup, and urethral catheter subgroup...
September 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
S R Arustamyan, S B Yakovlev, A R Shakhnovich, I V Krasnoperov, O B Sazonova, A V Bocharov, E Yu Bukharin, O B Belousova, A N Kaftanov
AIM: To clarify the indications for deconstructive endovascular surgery in patients with large and giant intracranial aneurysms and to evaluate short-term and long-term postoperative outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on a retrospective analysis of the treatment results in 50 patients with large (15-25 mm) and giant (more than 25 mm) intracranial aneurysms, aged from 18 to 75 years, who were treated at the Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute in 2002-2014...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
Banu Evranos, Ugur Canpolat, Duygu Kocyigit, Cem Coteli, Hikmet Yorgun, Kudret Aytemir
Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) are known to result in significant morbidity and mortality rates in patients with both ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Although catheter ablation has emerged as an adjunct treatment strategy in the management of VAs, 1-year follow-up data have revealed that ventricular tachycardia (VT)-free survival rate is ∼50%. Up to now, a few small case series with short-term follow-up have reported reduced VT recurrence after application of renal sympathetic denervation (RSDN) in patients with refractory VAs...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Guy Yeul Ji, Chang Hyun Oh, Keun Su Won, In Bo Han, Yoon Ha, Dong Ah Shin, Keung Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of lumbar percutaneous epidural neuroplasty (PEN) as a minimally invasive technique has been relatively well investigated, but the clinical effectiveness of cervical PEN (C-PEN) has yet to be established. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes between C-PEN and cervical epidural steroid injection (C-ESI). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control study. SETTING: University hospital center...
February 2016: Pain Physician
Khang-Li Looi, Anthony Tang, Sharad Agarwal
In the era of widespread use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for both primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death, a significant proportion of patients experience episodes of multiple ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation over a short period of time requiring device interventions. The episodes are termed ventricular arrhythmia (VA) or electrical storms. VA storm is a tragic experience for patients, with many psychological consequences. Current management for VA storms remains complex...
September 2015: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Gen Ishii, Takehito Naruoka, Kanako Kasai, Kenichi Hata, Hiroshi Omono, Masayasu Suzuki, Takahiro Kimura, Shin Egawa
BACKGROUND: Vesicourethral anastomotic stricture (VAS) is a rare but serious complication following radical prostatectomy (RP), and various types of managements for VAS have been proposed. We investigated the efficacy of transurethral balloon dilation in the management of VAS after RP. METHODS: A total of 128 consecutive patients underwent open RP at our hospital between 2008 and 2013; of these, 10 patients (7.8%) developed VAS. Transurethral balloon dilation was performed in all 10 patients, using a high pressure balloon catheter under fluoroscopic and endoscopic guidance...
2015: BMC Urology
Philipp Reif, Daniela Ulrich, Vesna Bjelic-Radisic, Martin Häusler, Elke Schnedl-Lamprecht, Karl Tamussino
OBJECTIVE: Bartholin's cysts and abscesses occur in about 2% of women. None of the surgical or conservative treatment approaches have been proven to be superior. The Word catheter is an outpatient treatment option, but little is known about aspects of implementing this therapy in an office setting. The present study's focus is on recurrence rates and organizational requirements of implementing outpatient treatment of Bartholin's cyst and abscess and compares costs of Word catheter treatment and marsupialization...
July 2015: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Ali Ozer, Aysun Yılmazlar, Ersin Oztürk, Tuncay Yılmazlar
BACKGROUND: In a previous prospective randomized trial, we showed that local anesthetic infusion using a preperitoneal catheter is an effective postoperative analgesic method following colorectal resections. Over time, we have improved the technique of preperitoneal catheter analgesia. In this prospective cohort study, we report the results of 100 consecutive patients who underwent colorectal resections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preperitoneal catheter analgesia was performed via a multihole catheter placed in the preperitoneal space using 10 mL 0...
2014: Local and Regional Anesthesia
Sediqeh Khalili, Mahboubeh Safavi, Rozita Rezaei, Maria Bidmeshki, Fatemeh Shirzad, Mostafa Nasiri
AIM: This study was aimed to explore the effect of applying diclofenac gel and a eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream on vein puncture pain severity with vein catheter in the patients undergoing cesarean section. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised 90 women undergoing elective cesarean section that referred to Imam Ali Hospital's maternity section in Amol city (Northern Iran). Data collection tools included visual analog scale for pain severity and a checklist for short term possible side-effects of diclofenac gel, EMLA cream and Vaseline ointment as placebo...
September 2014: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
Chang Hyun Oh, Guy Yeul Ji, Pyung Goo Cho, Won-Seok Choi, Dong Ah Shin, Keung Nyun Kim, Hyun-Ah Kang
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous epidural neuroplasty (PEN) is a minimally invasive intervention designed to treat neck, back, and low back pain. The efficacy of lumbar PEN has been relatively well investigated, but clinical effectiveness according to catheter position has not yet been established. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes between the ventral and dorsal positions of the catheter tip during lumbar PEN procedures using a retrospective review series...
September 2014: Pain Physician
Dong Wang, Yuan Nie, Dai-guo Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the short-term outcomes of radiofrequency ablation treatment of bone metastasis. METHODS: Between November 2011 and November 2012, a total of 18 cases were retrospectively reviewed. They underwent resection of bone metastasis with radiofrequency ablation through transforaminal endoscopic spine system. According to the Tomita classification system, the classifications were type 5 (n = 8), type 6 (n = 4) and type 7 (n = 6). There were 8 males and 10 females with a median age of 52...
August 6, 2013: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Umut Gonulalan, Tufan Cicek, Okan Istanbulluoglu, Murat Kosan, Bulent Ozturk, Hakan Ozkardes
We aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with ureteral catheter or double-J stent in comparison with standard PCNL in our study. We retrospectively evaluated 707 of 1,469 patients with stone area under 800 mm(2) and only one subcostal nephrostomy access that was underwent PCNL between March 2004 and October 2011 in our clinic. Patients with 14F nephrostomy tube (Malecot or Re-entry catheter), with ureteral stent and with antegrade double-J stent were included into Group 1 (n = 180), Group 2 (n = 148) and Group 3 (n = 120), respectively...
August 2013: Urolithiasis
Christoph Rehnitz, Simon David Sprengel, Burkhard Lehner, Karl Ludwig, Georg Omlor, Christian Merle, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Volker Ewerbeck, Marc-André Weber
PURPOSE: We aimed to retrospectively evaluate the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of patients with osteoid osteoma treated with CT-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) along with the clinical outcome and long-term success. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-three CT-guided RFA procedures were performed in 72 patients. The long-term success was assessed using a questionnaire including several visual analog scale scores. The CT evaluation included pre- and immediate postprocedural imaging of all 72 patients, and MRI was performed in 18 patients with follow-up imaging (mean, 3...
July 2013: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Graham S J Chuter, Yeok Pin Chua, David A Connell, Mark C Blackney
OBJECTIVE: To identify the benefits of ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of Morton's neuroma as an alternative to surgical excision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied a consecutive cohort of surgical candidates for Morton's neurectomy who we referred, instead, for radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Under local anaesthetic, RFA was performed under ultrasound guidance, by a single radiologist. This out-patient procedure was repeated after 4 weeks if necessary...
January 2013: Skeletal Radiology
Mathew R Guilfoyle, Richard J Mannion, Patrick Mitchell, Simon Thomson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Postoperative back pain is common after decompression surgery for lumbar stenosis and often delays discharge from hospital. Achieving regional analgesia by intraoperative delivery of epidural opiates after lumbar canal decompression is a promising approach to reduce postoperative pain and enhance early mobilization. However, there have been concerns about opiate-related complications, such as respiratory depression and urinary retention in what is generally an elderly population of patients...
August 2012: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Christoph Rehnitz, Simon David Sprengel, Burkhard Lehner, Karl Ludwig, Georg Omlor, Christian Merle, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Volker Ewerbeck, Marc-André Weber
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate long-term success of CT-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with osteoid osteoma (OO) and osteoblastoma (OB) including tumors in critical locations. Eighty-one CT-guided RFA procedures were performed in 77 patients with OO (65 patients) and OB (12) including 6 spinal and 15 intra/periarticular tumors. Procedural techniques included multiple needle positions, three-dimensional access planning, as well as, thermal protection techniques. Long-term success was assessed using a questionnaire including, among others, several VAS (visual analogue scale) scores...
November 2012: European Journal of Radiology
Tomas Balsevičius, Virgilijus Uloza, Saulius Vaitkus, Raimundas Sakalauskas, Skaidrius Miliauskas
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of radiofrequency treatment (RFT) of the soft palate and combined radiofrequency-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (RF-UPP) in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: In the study group consisting of 32 snoring and mild to moderate OSAHS patients with excessive soft tissue of the soft palate or uvula, 13 patients underwent RFT of the soft palate and 19 patients underwent combined RF-UPP...
May 2013: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
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