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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093377/ten-year-experience-of-retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
#1
George Tse, Trevor Cleveland, Stephen Goode
PURPOSE: A significant proportion of patients undergoing surgery have an increased incidence of acute pulmonary embolus (PE). We analyzed all patients who had a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placed preoperatively for PE prophylaxis and investigated the long-term outcomes of the patients who did not have their filter removed. METHODS: Patients who underwent retrievable IVC filter insertion and attempted removal were identified from the radiology information systems database in a large tertiary referral university teaching hospital...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046769/su-g-iep4-15-ultrasound-imaging-of-absorbable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-for-proper-placement
#2
T Mitcham, R Bouchard, A Melancon, M Eggers, M Melancon
PURPOSE: Inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are used in patients with a high risk of pulmonary embolism in situations when the use of blood thinning drugs would be inappropriate. These filters are implanted under x-ray guidance; however, this provides a dose of ionizing radiation to both patient and physician. B-mode ultrasound (US) imaging allows for localization of certain implanted devices without radiation dose concerns. The goal of this study was to investigate the feasibility of imaging the placement of absorbable IVCFs using US imaging to alleviate the dosage concern inherent to fluoroscopy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045672/catheter-directed-fibrinolysis-of-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-after-ivc-filter-migration-to-renal-veins
#3
Kershaw V Patel, Jeffrey A Leef, John E Blair, Atman P Shah, Sandeep Nathan, Jonathan D Paul
A 76-year-old male presented with a submassive pulmonary embolism despite having an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Imaging demonstrated pulmonary artery emboli and a deep vein thrombosis in the left common femoral vein. Venography revealed the IVC filter with struts extending into the left and right renal veins. A new IVC filter was deployed below the prior filter. This case demonstrates IVC filter migration complicated by a submassive pulmonary embolism.
January 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042557/can-pre-retrieval-computed-tomography-predict-the-difficult-removal-of-an-implementing-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter
#4
Shinho Hong, Keun-Myoung Park, Yong Sun Jeon, Soon Gu Cho, Kee Chun Hong, Woo Young Shin, Yun-Mee Choe
PURPOSE: Implementing an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a relatively safe procedure but potential negative long-term effects. The complications for filter retrieval have been noted. We examined filter characteristics on pre-retrieval computed tomography (CT) that were associated with complicated retrieval (CR) of IVC filters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of IVC filter retrievals between January 2008 and June 2014 was performed to identify patients who had undergone a pre-retrieval CT for IVC filter retrieval...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019712/inferior-vena-cava-filters
#5
REVIEW
L Duffett, M Carrier
Use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters has increased dramatically in recent decades, despite a lack of evidence that their use has impacted venous thromboembolism (VTE)-related mortality. This increased use appears to be primarily driven by the insertion of retrievable filters for prophylactic indications. A growing body of evidence, however, suggests that IVC filters are frequently associated with clinically important adverse events, prompting a closer look at their role. We sought to narratively review the current evidence on the efficacy and safety of IVC filter placements...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011891/expectoration-of-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter-strut
#6
Stephen Mehanni, Meghan Higley, Ryan C Schenning
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter use is widespread in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and temporary contraindication to anticoagulation, though timely removal is often not performed. We report the case of an expectoration of an IVC filter strut. Review of the patient's prior imaging confirmed an infrarenal Bard G2 filter with an absent strut, which was visualised in the left lung base. The strut was presumed to have embolised to a pulmonary artery branch and eroded into an adjacent bronchus. Subsequent fluoroscopically guided filter retrieval was successful...
December 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987609/endovascular-management-of-chronic-total-occlusions-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-and-iliac-veins
#7
Erin H Murphy, Blake Johns, Elliot Varney, Seshadri Raju
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous recanalization and stenting is currently the standard of care for symptomatic chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of the iliofemoral veins. CTO lesions involving the inferior vena cava (IVC) present a more complex patient subset. In this series we describe our single-center experience with endovascular recanalization of symptomatic occlusions of the IVC. METHODS: Patients were evaluated with duplex ultrasound imaging, venous function tests, and venography before intervention...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987607/long-term-complications-of-inferior-vena-cava-filters
#8
Stephen L Wang, Arsalan Siddiqui, Elan Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: Some inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) complications only manifest after prolonged dwell time (IVCF fracture, inferior vena cava [IVC] occlusion, and IVC perforation). Incidence of these complications is often based on mathematical projections given the lack of long-term imaging follow-up. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of long-term complications of IVCFs using ideal imaging, contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). METHODS: From 2007 to 2009, 3303 IVCFs were placed across a large healthcare region...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987606/surveillance-anticoagulation-or-filter-in-calf-vein-thrombosis
#9
Dustin Y Yoon, Ahsun Riaz, Katherine Teter, Ashley K Vavra, Melina R Kibbe, William H Pearce, Mark K Eskandari, Robert Lewandowski, Heron E Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the efficacy and complication rates of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters for calf vein thrombosis (CVT) vs conservative treatment with or without anticoagulation. METHODS: Vascular laboratory studies of patients who had an isolated CVT (anterior and posterior tibialis, peroneal, soleal, and gastrocnemius veins) from April 2009 to January 2014 were retrospectively analyzed from a single institution. Of 647 patients with isolated CVT, 285 (44%) received an IVC filter, and 362 (56%) received medical treatment alone (38...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927086/long-term-follow-up-of-endo-vascular-recanalization-of-chronic-inferior-vena-cava-occlusion-secondary-to-inferior-vena-cava-filters
#10
Sasan Partovi, Sanjeeva P Kalva, T Gregory Walker, Sabir M Taj, Suvranu Ganguli
BACKGROUND: The long term efficacy of endovascular recanalization for chronic iliocaval occlusion secondary to inferior vena cava (IVC) filters is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of endovascular recanalization and stent placement across the filter in patients with filter-associated chronic iliocaval occlusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seven patients (mean age 56 ± 15 yrs; seven males) with symptomatic chronic iliocaval occlusion and occluded IVC filter were included...
December 8, 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920859/late-endovascular-removal-of-g%C3%A3-nther-tulip-inferior-vena-cava-filter-and-stent-reconstruction-of-chronic-post-thrombotic-iliocaval-obstruction-after-4753-days-of-filter-dwell-time-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#11
Mehul Harshad Doshi, Govindarajan Narayanan
Chronic post-thrombotic obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) or iliocaval junction is an uncommon complication of long indwelling IVC filter. When such an obstruction is symptomatic, endovascular treatment options include stent placement with or without filter retrieval. Filter retrieval becomes increasingly difficult with longer dwell times. We present a case of symptomatic post-thrombotic obstruction of the iliocaval junction related to Günther-Tulip IVC filter (Cook Medical Inc, Bloomington, IN) with dwell time of 4753 days, treated successfully with endovascular filter removal and stent reconstruction...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904980/a-resolved-two-way-coupled-cfd-6-dof-approach-for-predicting-embolus-transport-and-the-embolus-trapping-efficiency-of-ivc-filters
#12
Kenneth I Aycock, Robert L Campbell, Keefe B Manning, Brent A Craven
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are medical devices designed to provide a mechanical barrier to the passage of emboli from the deep veins of the legs to the heart and lungs. Despite decades of development and clinical use, IVC filters still fail to prevent the passage of all hazardous emboli. The objective of this study is to (1) develop a resolved two-way computational model of embolus transport, (2) provide verification and validation evidence for the model, and (3) demonstrate the ability of the model to predict the embolus-trapping efficiency of an IVC filter...
November 30, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887016/inferior-vena-caval-filter-strut-perforation-causing-intramural-duodenal-haematoma
#13
Zoheb Berry Williams, Nicole M Organ, Stephen Deane
We present a case of intramural duodenal haematoma caused by inferior vena caval (IVC) filter strut perforation requiring innovative open and endovascular retrieval. A 32-year-old woman presents in shock with dull epigastric pain and non-bilious vomiting. She had previously had an IVC filter for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Computed tomography demonstrated strut perforation into the second part of the duodenum, causing intramural haematoma and duodenal obstruction. Laparotomy facilitated evacuation of the duodenal haematoma, while the IVC filter was retrieved by endovascular means...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873159/are-too-many-inferior-vena-cava-filters-used-controversial-evidences-in-different-clinical-settings-a-narrative-review
#14
REVIEW
Michele Dalla Vestra, Elisabetta Grolla, Luca Bonanni, Raffaele Pesavento
The use of inferior vena cava filters to prevent pulmonary embolism is increasing mainly because of indications that appear to be unclearly codified and recommended. The evidence supporting this approach is often heterogeneous, and mainly based on observational studies and consensus opinions, while the insertion of an IVC filter exposes patients to the risk of complications and increases health care costs. Thus, several proposed indications for an IVC filter placement remain controversial. We attempt to review the proof on the efficacy and safety of IVC filters in several "special" clinical settings, and assess the robustness of the available evidence for any specific indication to place an IVC filter...
November 21, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847069/embolization-of-inferior-vena-cava-filter-tyne-and-right-ventricular-perforation-a-cardiac-missile
#15
Thomas Ollila, Syed Naeem, Athena Poppas, George McKendall, Afshin Ehsan
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device placed in patients with proven pulmonary embolism or those with risk of embolization. Although many IVC filters are designed for removal after patient recovery, in many instances they are never retrieved. We present a case of a 22-year-old woman who underwent placement of an IVC filter as a prophylactic measure following a C-6 spinal injury that rendered her a quadriplegic. A tyne from the filter later fractured and embolized to the right ventricle, leading to perforation and subsequent large symptomatic pericardial effusion...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811236/a-multidisciplinary-quality-improvement-program-increases-the-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval-rate
#16
John P Winters, Christopher S Morris, Chris E Holmes, Patricia Lewis, Anant D Bhave, Kenneth E Najarian, Joseph T Shields, William Charash, Mary Cushman
Published reports indicate low retrieval rates for retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. We performed a historic-controlled study of a 5-year intervention (March 2007 to February 2012) to improve IVC filter retrieval at a university medical center serving a rural area. All adults with a retrievable filter placed were included, except those with a life expectancy <6 months. The intervention included initial verbal counseling and printed educational materials, correspondence after discharge, and a hematology consultation...
November 2, 2016: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773747/counterpoint-do-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks-for-most-patients-under-consideration-for-inferior-vena-cava-filters-no
#17
EDITORIAL
Mark L Lessne, Ronald F Sing
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773745/point-do-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks-for-most-patients-under-consideration-for-inferior-vena-cava-filters-yes
#18
EDITORIAL
Brian Funaki, Ziv J Haskal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751714/outcomes-of-stent-placement-for-chronic-occlusion-of-a-filter-bearing-inferior-vena-cava-in-patients-with-severe-post-thrombotic-syndrome
#19
K Ye, X Lu, W Li, M Yin, X Liu, J Qin, G Liu, M Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the technical aspects and short-term clinical results of stent placement for chronic occlusion of a filter-bearing inferior vena cava (IVC) in patients with severe post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 24 patients with severe PTS associated with occlusion of a filter-bearing IVC treated by stent placement was conducted at a single institution from January 2010 to December 2014. Patient-reported quality of life and limb Villalta scores were evaluated before and after treatment by questionnaire and clinical examination, respectively...
December 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729265/laser-assisted-removal-of-embedded-vena-cava-filters-a-5-year-first-in-human-study
#20
William T Kuo, Justin I Odegaard, Jarrett K Rosenberg, Lawrence V Hofmann
BACKGROUND: Many patients are subjected to the potential risks and morbidity associated with an indwelling IVC filter when standard methods fail to remove the filter. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the excimer laser-sheath technique for removing embedded IVC filters. METHODS: Over a 5-year period, 251 consecutive patients undergoing laser-assisted filter retrieval were prospectively enrolled. There were 103 men and 148 women (mean:46 years, range:15-82)...
October 8, 2016: Chest
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