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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095805/vascular-access-placement-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-4-and-5-attending-an-inner-city-nephrology-clinic-a-cohort-study-and-survey-of-providers
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Narender Goel, Caroline Kwon, Teena P Zachariah, Michael Broker, Vaughn W Folkert, Carolyn Bauer, Michal L Melamed
BACKGROUND: The majority of incident hemodialysis (HD) patients initiate dialysis via catheters. We sought to identify factors associated with initiating hemodialysis with a functioning arterio-venous (AV) access. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all adult patients, age >18 years seeing a nephrologist with a diagnosis of CKD stage 4 or 5 during the study period between 06/01/2011 and 08/31/2013 to evaluate the placement of an AV access, initiation of dialysis and we conducted a survey of providers about the process...
January 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078825/ethanol-combined-with-heparin-as-a-locking-solution-for-the-prevention-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sofia Sofroniadou, Ioanna Revela, Alexandros Kouloubinis, Ioanna Makriniotou, Sinodi Zerbala, Despina Smirloglou, Petros Kalocheretis, Apostolos Drouzas, George Samonis, Christos Iatrou
Introduction Ethanol lock solution has been mainly administered in paediatric and home parenteral nutrition patients in order to prevent catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI). Its utility in hemodialysis (HD) patients with non-tunneled-uncuffed catheter (NTC) has been poorly explored. Methods We conducted a prospective randomized study in chronic HD patients requiring a newly inserted NTC-while awaiting for the maturation of an already established arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) or tunneled-cuffed catheter insertion...
January 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073202/pseudoaneurysm-with-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-prostate-after-pelvic-trauma-ultrasound-imaging
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Andrea B Galosi, Camilla Capretti, Luca Leone, Marco Tiroli, Daniele Cantoro, Massimo Polito
Pseudoaneurysm (PA) associated with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) of the internal pudendal artery branches are very uncommon. We report a case of post-traumatic PA with AVF connected to Santorini plexus. Diagnosis was made with trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) after recurrent hematuria. TRUS reported a 1.7 × 1.4 × 1.5 cm anechoic area, on anterior prostate apex close to Santorini plexus. The use of color Doppler in this area revealed high flow velocity that was indicative for AVF. The feeding artery was a distal branch of the left pudenda artery...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067935/hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-haemodialysis-patients-an-underestimated-problem-factors-influencing-immune-responses-in-ten-years-of-observation-in-an-italian-haemodialysis-centre-and-literature-review
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E Cordova, I Miglia, F Festuccia, M G Sarlo, G Scornavacca, G Punzo, P Menè, C Fofi
OBJECTIVES: Despite universal infection control precautions, the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) remains high. For this reason anti-HBV vaccination is recommended in these subjects. In hemodialyzed patients vaccinal response is often suboptimal and it's not clear what factors may influence it. STUDY DESIGN: The aim of our study is to assess the influence of some clinical and laboratory factors on seroconversion rate after anti HBV vaccination in a cohort of patients on maintenance HD...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067467/coronal-mode-ultrasound-guided-hemodialysis-cannulation-a-pilot-randomized-comparison-with-standard-cannulation-technique
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Lalathaksha Kumbar, Vivek Soi, Elizabeth Adams, Cheryl Brown Deacon, Mohamed Zidan, Jerry Yee
Background Infiltrations from cannulation result in significant morbidity including loss of hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA). Cannulation is dependent on personnel skill and VA characteristics. Surface marking of VA lacks real-time information and traditional ultrasound (US) devices are large, expensive, requiring skilled operators. Sonic Window© (Analogic Ultrasound, Peabody, MA, USA) is a coronal mode ultrasound device (CMUD) approved for VA cannulation. Methods Single center randomized, prospective pilot study comparing handheld US-guided cannulation of new arteriovenous fistula (AVF) to standard cannulation practices...
January 9, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064472/arteriovenous-grafts-much-maligned-but-in-need-of-reconsideration
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Michael Allon
There are substantial variations in arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use among hemodialysis patients in different countries, in different regions of the U.S., and even in different hemodialysis units within a single metropolitan area. These variations persist after adjustment for patient demographics and comorbidities, suggesting that practice patterns play a major role in determining the frequency of AVF use. These observations led to vascular access guidelines urging nephrologists and surgeons to increase AVF creation in patients with chronic kidney disease...
January 8, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061502/brain-abscesses-associated-with-asymptomatic-pulmonary-arteriovenous-fistulas
#7
Taek-Kyun Nam, Yong-Sook Park, Jeong-Taik Kwon
Brain abscess commonly occurs secondary to an adjacent infection (mostly in the middle ear or paranasal sinuses) or due to hematogenous spread from a distant infection or trauma. Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are abnormal direct communications between the pulmonary artery and vein. We present two cases of brain abscess associated with asymptomatic pulmonary AVF. A 65-year-old woman was admitted with a headache and cognitive impairment that aggravated 10 days prior. An magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a brain abscess with severe edema in the right frontal lobe...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058709/surgeon-experience-affects-outcome-of-forearm-arteriovenous-fistulae-more-than-outcomes-of-upper-arm-fistulae
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Susanne Regus, Veronika Almási-Sperling, Ulrich Rother, Alexander Meyer, Werner Lang
INTRODUCTION: There is still an ongoing discussion about the influence of vascular surgeon experience on the immediate and long-term outcome of newly created arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for patients on hemodialysis (HD). The aim of this study was to compare failure and patency rates of AVF between experienced consultants and resident trainees with special focus on location of the anastomosis on the forearm or upper arm. METHODS: Between November 2012 and September 2016, 159 patients (83 on HD and 76 preemptive) received an AVF (90 radiocephalic [RCAVF] on the forearm; 69 brachiocephalic [BCAVF] in the elbow) by two experienced vascular surgeons (group A; n = 74) or five residents in training with one-to-four years of experience (group B; n = 85)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051278/assessment-of-apoptosis-in-the-native-vein-used-for-hemodialysis-access
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Laura Leci-Tahiri, Božo Krušlin, Majda Vučić, Zdenko Sonicki, Ivo Lovričević
AIM: To determine whether apoptosis is more common in previously punctured native veins than in non-punctured native veins among patients who undergo surgical creation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for dialysis access. METHODS: Cephalic vein specimens were obtained from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 from 60 patients, 30 with previously punctured native veins and 30 with non-punctured native veins. Before AVF placement, a 1-cm vein segment was excised from distal part of the vein for histological, histochemical, and immunohistochemical analysis...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050436/symptomatic-granuloma-secondary-to-embolic-agent-a-case-report
#10
Prashant Gunawat, Salman Tehran Shaikh, Vikram Karmarkar, Chandrashekhar Deopujari
Onyx is a liquid embolic agent presently gaining wide acceptance for embolisation of multiple vascular cranial pathologies like Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) and Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF). Onyx stays in the nidus of vascular pathology and initiates inflammatory response leading to thrombosis and subsequently resulting in occlusion of vascular nidus. However, if onyx spills into the surrounding brain tissue, reaction occurs in the form of foreign body inflammatory reaction. This is one of the very few cases in literature whereby embolisation of AVM with onyx lead to granuloma formation which needed surgical excision...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044402/time-extended-local-rtpa-infiltration-for-acutely-thrombosed-hemodialysis-fistulas
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Susanne Regus, Werner Lang, Marco Heinz, Ulrich Rother, Alexander Meyer, Veronika Almási-Sperling, Michael Uder, Axel Schmid
Introduction This study describes results of a modified local thrombolysis technique for acutely thrombosed hemodialysis (HD) arteriovenous fistulas (AVF), which is characterized by prolonged recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) local exposure times. Contrary to the standard lyse- and- wait (L&W) technique with local reaction times of 20-40 minutes, the modified protocol allows timing of challenging angioplasty maneuvers to the next regular working day. Methods From February 2009 to April 2014, 84 patients on HD presented with 152 acutely thrombosed AVF...
January 3, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041783/thermal-resistance-anastomosis-device-for-the-percutaneous-creation-of-arteriovenous-fistulae-for-hemodialysis
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Jeffrey E Hull, Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, Wendy Bishop, Yesenia L Voneida-Reyna
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation with a thermal resistance anastomosis device (TRAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2014 to March 2015, 26 patients underwent ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous creation of proximal radial artery-to-perforating vein AVFs with a TRAD that uses heat and pressure to create a fused anastomosis. Primary endpoints were fistula creation, patent fistula by Doppler US, two-needle dialysis at the prescribed rate, and device-related complications...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041716/early-repolarization-pattern-in-the-general-population-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Guo-Zhe Sun, Ning Ye, Yin-Tao Chen, Ying Zhou, Zhao Li, Ying-Xian Sun
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of early repolarization pattern (ERP) in the general rural Chinese population and identify the contributing risk factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 11,956 permanent residents of Liaoning Province ≥35y of age was conducted between January and August 2013 (response rate 85.3%). ERP was diagnosed if there was J-point elevation of ≥0.1mV in ≥2 leads in the inferior (II, III, aVF) or lateral (I, aVL, V4-6) territory, or both...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034575/complete-right-bundle-branch-block-and-qrs-t-discordance-can-be-the-initial-clue-to-detect-s-icd-ineligibility
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Motomi Tachibana, Nobuhiro Nishii, Yoshimasa Morimoto, Satoshi Kawada, Akihito Miyoshi, Hiroyasu Sugiyama, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: In order to minimize inappropriate shocks of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (S-ICD), it is important to recognize who is suitable for S-ICD indication. This study aimed to clarify what types of cardiac disease are likely to fulfill the S-ICD screening criteria and ineligible factors for S-ICD in the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). METHODS: A total of 348 patients with heart disease were enrolled. They were assessed by supine and standing ECG recording to simulate the 3 S-ICD sensing vectors and standard 12-lead ECG, simultaneously...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029353/intra-abdominal-hypertension-increases-spatial-qrs-t-angle-and-elevates-st-segment-j-point-in-healthy-women-undergoing-laparoscopic-surgery
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Wojciech Dabrowski, Andrzej Jaroszynski, Anna Jaroszynska, Ziemowit Rzecki, Todd T Schlegel, Manu Lng Malbrain
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) impairs cardiovascular function, however an effect of IAH on cardiac electrophysiology has been poorly documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of IAH following pneumoperitoneum on vectorcardiographic variables reflecting cardiac repolarisation and depolarisation. METHODS: Otherwise healthy women undergoing elective gynaecological laparoscopy were studied. Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), spatial QRS-T angle and ST-segment J-point (STJ) were observed during surgery and the early postoperative period...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017345/axillary-brachial-plexus-block-duration-with-mepivacaine-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure-case-control-study
#16
V Mojica, D Nieuwveld, A E Herrera, G Mestres, A M López, X Sala-Blanch
INTRODUCTION: Regional anaesthesia is commonly preferred for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation. Previous studies suggest a shorter block duration in patients with chronic renal failure, maybe because of the changes in regional blood flow. The aim of our study was to evaluate the duration of the axillary block with 1.5% mepivacaine in patients with chronic renal failure scheduled for AVF compared with healthy controls. METHODS: Patients scheduled for AVF creation for the first time (GIRC) were included...
December 22, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011802/novel-electrocardiographic-dyssynchrony-criteria-improve-patient-selection-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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András Vereckei, Zsuzsanna Szelényi, Valentina Kutyifa, Endre Zima, Gábor Szénási, Melinda Kiss, Gábor Katona, István Karádi, Béla Merkely
AIMS: We hypothesized that the greater the intra- or interventricular dyssynchrony (intraD, interD), the more effective cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is. We sought to improve patient selection for CRT by using novel ECG dyssynchrony criteria. METHODS AND RESULTS: Left ventricular (LV) intraD was estimated by the absolute time difference between the intrinsicoid deflections (ID) in leads aVL and aVF divided by the QRS duration (QRSd): [aVLID - aVFID]/QRSd (%)...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987615/practice-patterns-of-endovenous-ablation-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-venous-reflux-disease
#18
Faisal Aziz, Jose Diaz, John Blebea, Fedor Lurie
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess practice patterns of endovenous ablation therapy for the treatment of venous reflux disease among the vein specialist members of the American Venous Forum (AVF). METHODS: An online survey was conducted of AVF members designed to identify demographics, treatment practices, and clinical variables in the selection of vein ablation devices. RESULTS: The survey was distributed to 798 practicing physicians, of whom 129 (16%) responded...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986484/a-comparison-of-brachial-artery-brachial-vein-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-arteriovenous-grafts-in-patients-with-poor-superficial-venous-anatomy
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Xuan-Binh D Pham, Jerry J Kim, Ezinne J Ihenachor, Aaron B Parrish, Jenny D Bleck, Amy H Kaji, Matthew C Koopmann, Christian de Virgilio
OBJECTIVE: The autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) has been shown to be superior to the arteriovenous graft (AVG) with respect to cost, complications, and primary patency. Therefore, the National Kidney Foundation Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative guidelines recommend reserving AVGs for patients who do not have adequate superficial venous anatomy to support AVF placement. The brachial artery-brachial vein arteriovenous fistula (BVAVF) has emerged as an autologous last-effort alternative...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965319/high-prevalence-of-early-repolarization-in-the-paediatric-relatives-of-sudden-arrhythmic-death-syndrome-victims-and-in-normal-controls
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Anna McCorquodale, Rachel Poulton, Jennifer Hendry, Gabrielle Norrish, Ella Field, Sarah Mead-Regan, Martin Lowe, Juan Pablo Kaski
AIMS: Elevation of the ECG J-point in the inferior and lateral leads (early repolarization) has been described in survivors of ventricular fibrillation (VF) arrest and occurs in adult first-degree relatives of sudden cardiac death (SCD) probands at a frequency significantly greater than in controls, raising the possibility that this could represent an independent risk factor in the aetiology of SCD. However, data on early repolarization in the paediatric population are lacking. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of early repolarization in paediatric first-degree relatives of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) victims...
December 13, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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