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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226474/estimation-of-arterio-venous-access-blood-flow-in-hemodialysis-patients-using-video-image-processing-technique
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Fansan Zhu, Schantel Williams, Hannah Putnam, Israel Campos, Jie Ma, Camille Johnson, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko, Fansan Zhu, Schantel Williams, Hannah Putnam, Israel Campos, Jie Ma, Camille Johnson, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko, Jie Ma, Israel Campos, Peter Kotanko, Schantel Williams, Franz Kappel, Fansan Zhu, Hannah Putnam, Camille Johnson
Assessment of arterio-venous fistula (AVF) blood flow (ABF) is vital in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Currently, no non-invasive and contact-free technique is available to accurately measure ABF in routine clinical practice. In this study, we developed a novel approach using video image processing (VIP) to measure the change in optic flow in the skin. We the tested the hypothesis that the change in optical flow, expressed as the change in pixels between consecutive frames, is related to ABF. We recorded AVF videos in 40 HD patients using a digital camera and processed them by VIP technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222990/establishing-patient-specific-criteria-for-selecting-the-optimal-upper-extremity-vascular-access-procedure
#2
Karen Woo, Jesus Ulloa, Michael Allon, Christopher G Carsten, Eric S Chemla, Mitchell L Henry, Thomas S Huber, Jeffrey H Lawson, Charmaine E Lok, Eric K Peden, Larry Scher, Anton Sidawy, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, David Cull
OBJECTIVE: The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative and Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative call for the indiscriminate creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) over arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) without providing patient-specific criteria for vascular access selection. Although the U.S. AVF rate has increased dramatically, several reports have found that this singular focus on increasing AVFs has resulted in increased AVF nonmaturation/early failure and a high prevalence of catheter dependence...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218363/sex-race-and-hemodialysis-vascular-access-processes
#3
Rita L McGill, Eduardo Lacson
PURPOSE: Hemodialysis (HD) patients who are female or black receive fewer arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) and more grafts (AVG). We evaluated race- and sex-based differences for three process exposures: access surgery, peripherally-inserted central catheters (PICCs), and vascular imaging. METHODS: US Renal Data System with linked Medicare claims for patients initiating HD between April 2010 - December 2011 were used to identify PICC placement, imaging, AVF and AVG surgeries, and the vascular accesses in use at individual HD treatments...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218361/arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-in-patients-with-permanent-access-created-prior-to-or-after-hemodialysis-initiation
#4
Juan C Duque, Laisel Martinez, Marwan Tabbara, Denise Dvorquez, Sushil K Mehandru, Arif Asif, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron, Loay H Salman
INTRODUCTION: Multiple factors and comorbidities have been implicated in the ability of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) to mature, including vessel anatomy, advanced age, and the presence of coronary artery disease or peripheral vascular disease. However, little is known about the role of uremia on AVF primary failure. In this study, we attempt to evaluate the effect of uremia on AVF maturation by comparing AVF outcomes between pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage five patients and those who had their AVF created after hemodialysis (HD) initiation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218354/dialysis-access-infections-and-hospitalisations-in-unplanned-dialysis-start-patients-results-from-the-options-study
#5
Anna Machowska, Mark D Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul R Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
INTRODUCTION: Unplanned dialysis start (UPS) associates with worse clinical outcomes, higher utilisation of healthcare resources, lower chances to select dialysis modality and UPS patients typically commenced in-centre haemodialysis (HD) with central venous catheter (CVC). We evaluated patient outcomes and healthcare utilisation depending on initial dialysis access (CVC or PD catheter) and subsequent pathway of UPS patients. METHODS: In this study patient demographics, access procedures, hospitalisations, and major infectious complications were analysed over 12 months in 270 UPS patients...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217381/concurrent-cervical-dural-and-multiple-perimedullary-arteriovenous-fistulas-presenting-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-the-source-of-bleeding-was-invisible-at-initial-angiography
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Iku Nambu, Naoyuki Uchiyama, Kouichi Misaki, Masanao Mohri, Mitsutoshi Nakada
BACKGROUND: We report the concurrence of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) and multiple perimedullary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs) presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Moreover, the bleeding site was detected 1 month after onset. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with an SAH. A DAVF and two PAVFs were detected at the C2 level by two rounds of digital subtraction angiography. The source of bleeding, an aneurysm on the feeding artery of PAVF, was detected at the second angiogram, which was performed 1 month after the onset of SAH...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217059/ultrasound-guided-axillary-brachial-plexus-block-versus-local-infiltration-anesthesia-for-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-at-the-forearm-for-hemodialysis-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
#7
W H Nofal, S M El Fawal, A A Shoukry, Eas Sabek, Wfa Malak
BACKGROUND: The primary failure rate for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation under local anesthesia for hemodialysis is about 30%. Axillary brachial plexus block (BPB) may improve blood flow through blood vessels used in fistula creation; it may improve the AVF blood flow and thus may reduce the primary failure rate after 3 months. METHODS: Hundred and forty patients with chronic renal failure scheduled for AVF creation for hemodialysis were divided into two equal groups; Group 1 (AxBP-G) received ultrasound (US) guided axillary BPB, and Group 2 (LI-G) received local infiltration...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213932/correlations-between-electrocardiogram-and-biomarkers-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-analysis-of-zatpol-2-registry
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Piotr Kukla, Dariusz A Kosior, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Katarzyna Ptaszyńska-Kopczyńska, Katarzyna Widejko, Robert Długopolski, Andrzej Skrzyński, Piotr Błaszczak, Kamil Fijorek, Marcin Kurzyna
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiography (ECG) is still one of the first tests performed at admission, mostly in patients (pts) with chest pain or dyspnea. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between electrocardiographic abnormalities and cardiac biomarkers as well as echocardiographic parameter in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 614 pts. (F/M 334/280; mean age of 67.9 ± 16.6 years) with confirmed acute pulmonary embolism (APE) who were enrolled to the ZATPOL-2 Registry between 2012 and 2014...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197091/axonpacking-an-open-source-software-to-simulate-arrangements-of-axons-in-white-matter
#9
Tom Mingasson, Tanguy Duval, Nikola Stikov, Julien Cohen-Adad
HIGHLIGHTS AxonPacking: Open-source software for simulating white matter microstructure.Validation on a theoretical disk packing problem.Reproducible and stable for various densities and diameter distributions.Can be used to study interplay between myelin/fiber density and restricted fraction. Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can provide parameters that describe white matter microstructure, such as the fiber volume fraction (FVF), the myelin volume fraction (MVF) or the axon volume fraction (AVF) via the fraction of restricted water (fr)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195403/self-care-on-hemodialysis-behaviors-with-the-arteriovenous-fistula
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Clemente Neves Sousa, Patrícia Marujo, Paulo Teles, Marta Nunes Lira, Maria Eulália Leite Mota Novais
End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients should be educated to maintain and preserve the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in the best condition. The purpose of this work was to evaluate self-care frequency and factors that influenced such frequency. A prospective study was performed in 101 hemodialysis patients. Self-care behaviors were measured with the Scale of Assessment of Self-Care Behaviours with Arteriovenous Fistula in Hemodialysis. A regression model was used to determine the relevant predictors of self-care frequency and their influence...
February 14, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194181/simultaneous-left-ventricular-and-deep-vein-thrombi-caused-by-protein-c-deficiency
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Harufumi Maki, Motohiro Nishiyama, Motoaki Shirakawa
Protein C deficiency is a risk of venous thrombosis because of poor fibrinolytic activity. It remains controversial whether protein C deficiency causes arterial thrombosis. A 21-year-old woman was referred with a chief complaint of right leg pain and numbness. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a low-density mass in the left ventricle (LV), splenic infarction, and peripheral arterial obstructions in her right leg. Thrombosis extending from the renal vein to the inferior vena cava was also detected...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190706/long-term-patency-of-arteriovenous-fistulae-salvaged-by-balloon-angioplasty-with-and-without-accessory-vein-embolization-a-retrospective-study
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Ayman Sawas, Timothy M Baran, Thomas H Foster, Joseph Reis, Richard E Wing, Randeep Kashyap, David Brhel, Talia Sasson
PURPOSE: To investigate whether accessory vein embolization (AVE) improves long-term performance of salvaged nonmaturing arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective review included 72 patients who underwent percutaneous balloon angioplasty for salvage of nonmaturing AVFs between 2008 and 2014. AVE was performed on 32 patients between 2008 and 2011 (mean age, 59 y [range, 33-85 y]; men, n = 21; women, n = 11; upper arm, n = 17; forearm, n = 15), whereas the procedure was not performed on 40 patients after 2011 (mean age, 62 y [range, 28-85 y]; men, n = 26; women, n = 14; upper arm, n = 26; forearm, n = 14)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190377/collaborative-approach-to-the-creation-of-an-arteriovenous-fistula-on-a-us-navy-hospital-ship
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Kimberly A Thompson, Amrish Krishnan, Charles Stehman, Steven Hanling, Kevin Casey
Early creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) decreases morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease and is the standard of care in the United States. However, this procedure is frequently not accessible in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We present the first reported case of successful AVF creation as part of a humanitarian assistance mission. The patient was a 51-year-old male with diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis via a temporary dialysis catheter...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186472/clinical-presentation-and-treatment-outcomes-of-spinal-epidural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Deena M Nasr, Waleed Brinjikji, Michelle J Clarke, Giuseppe Lanzino
OBJECTIVE Spinal epidural arteriovenous fistulas (SEDAVFs) constitute a rare but treatable cause of vascular myelopathy and are a different subtype from the more common Type I spinal dural AVFs. The purpose of this study was to review a consecutive series of SEDAVFs from a single institution and report on the clinical presentations, functional status, and treatment outcomes. METHODS The authors identified all SEDAVFs treated at their institution from 2005 to 2015. SEDAVFs were defined as spinal AVFs in which the fistulous connection occurred in the epidural venous plexus...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185405/evaluation-of-long-term-combination-therapy-with-peritoneal-dialysis-and-hemodialysis
#15
Reo Kanda, Hiroaki Io, Junichiro Nakata, Yuko Makita, Yu Sasaki, Mayumi Matsumoto, Keiichi Wakabayashi, Yasuhiko Tomino, Yusuke Suzuki
It is well known that a combination therapy with peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) is feasible and may improve clinical status in patients for whom adequate solute and fluid removal is difficult to achieve with PD alone. The objective of the present study was to evaluate whether the therapy is useful in the likelihood of long-term peritoneal membrane and cardiac function. The therapy was 6 days of PD and one session of HD per week. Physical, biochemical, dialysate-to-plasma ratio of creatinine (D/P Cr), arteriovenous fistula (AVF) blood flow, and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) data were prospectively analyzed in 30 patients with measurements performed at 0 and 6 months, and for 21 patients, 12 or 18 months after initiation of the therapy...
February 10, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184348/refractory-spontaneous-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-rare-presentation-of-an-intracranial-arteriovenous-fistula
#16
El Kim
The author has encountered a 67-year-old man with dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) presenting as a non-traumatic chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). This previously healthy patient was hospitalized due to progressive headache with subacute onset. He underwent burr-hole surgery twice for evacuating the left CSDH that was thickest at the posterior temporal area. The operative procedure and finding was not extraordinary, but subdural hematoma slowly progressed for days following the revision surgery. After investigation by super-selective external carotid angiography, a dural AVF found near the transverse-sigmoid sinus was diagnosed...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180100/surgical-outcomes-of-forearm-loop-arteriovenous-fistula-formation-using-tapered-versus-non-tapered-polytetrafluoroethylene-grafts
#17
Sun Han, Pil Won Seo, Jae-Wook Ryu
BACKGROUND: Tapered grafts, which have a smaller diameter on the arterial side, have been increasingly used for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation. We compared the outcomes of 4-6-mm tapered and 6-mm straight forearm loop arteriovenous grafts. METHODS: A total of 103 patients receiving forearm loop arteriovenous grafts between March 2005 and March 2015 were retrospectively analyzed and separated into 2 groups (group A, 4- to 6-mm tapered grafts, n=78; group B, 6-mm straight grafts, n=25)...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180030/serial-measurement-of-superior-vena-cava-flow-in-evaluation-of-the-clinical-severity-of-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-in-an-infant
#18
Mako Ago, Kenichi Masumoto, Atsushi Uchiyama, Yasuo Aihara, Yoshikazu Okada, Satoshi Kusuda
Background Pial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is composed of one or more direct arterial feeding vessels with a single draining vein without nidus. A patient with the disease with high-flow AV shunting in the neonatal period not only suffers from high-output cardiac failure but also shows secondary neurological sequelae. In vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation, superior vena cava (SVC) flow measurements provide useful prognostic information. Case Presentation We measured serial SVC flow in a male infant with pial AVF...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164000/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-and-cecal-arteriovenous-malformation-in-a-boy
#19
Vimlesh Soni, Pankaj C Vaidya, Jitendra Kumar Sahu, Mukesh Yadav, Pratibha Singhi
Concurrent spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and cecal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) are very rare. A 6-year old boy presented with lower limb paresis after trauma. On imaging work-up spinal dural AVF was found. It was managed with endovascular glue embolization. After two years, the boy presented with severe anemia and occult gastrointestinal tract (GIT) bleed. Cecal AVM was diagnosed and managed with embolization.
January 2017: APSP Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163173/increased-oxidative-stress-and-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-expression-during-arteriovenous-fistula-maturation
#20
Nirvana Sadaghianloo, Kota Yamamoto, Hualong Bai, Masayuki Tsuneki, Clinton D Protack, Michael R Hall, Serge Declemy, Réda Hassen-Khodja, Joseph Madri, Alan Dardik
BACKGROUND: The poor clinical results that are frequently reported for arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) for hemodialysis are typically due to failure of AVF maturation. We hypothesized that early AVF maturation is associated with generation of reactive oxygen species and activation of the HIF-1 pathway, potentially promoting neointimal hyperplasia. We tested this hypothesis using a previously reported mouse AVF model that recapitulates human AVF maturation. METHODS: Aortocaval fistulae were created in C57Bl/6 mice, and compared to sham-operated mice...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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