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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324927/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
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/28323711/effect-of-bone-cement-volume-fraction-on-adjacent-vertebral-fractures-after-unilateral-percutaneous-kyphoplasty
#2
Dasheng Lin, Jianming Hao, Lin Li, Lei Wang, Huantang Zhang, Weitao Zou, Kejian Lian
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Complications of the bone cement used in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures have received increasingly more attention, especially for bone cement volume. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to retrospectively assess the relationship between bone cement volume fraction and adjacent vertebral fracture (AVF) after unilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2011, 495 patients with single-level osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) were surgically treated by unilateral PKP and had completed 12-month follow-up in our hospital...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318999/the-significance-of-inflow-artery-and-tourniquet-derived-cephalic-vein-diameters-on-predicting-successful-use-and-patency-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-for-haemodialysis
#3
S K Kakkos, N Kaplanis, E C Papachristou, S I Papadoulas, G C Lampropoulos, I A Tsolakis, D S Goumenos
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the significance of inflow artery and cephalic vein diameters on predicting patency of radiocephalic and brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). DESIGN: Single centre study with retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data between November 2010 and July 2015. METHODS: A detailed history and physical examination was undertaken, including age, gender, history and duration of haemodialysis, cause of chronic kidney disease, and the presence of comorbidities/risk factors...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315801/use-of-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-endoscopy-to-treat-concurrent-perimedullary-and-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-the-cervical-spine
#4
Akira Ito, Toshiki Endo, Tomoo Inoue, Hidenori Endo, Kenichi Sato, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative microscopic fluorescence angiography using indocyanine green (ICG) provides visual information on real-time blood flow. However, this method cannot be applied for lesions that are not visible under microscopic imaging because excitation light does not reach the targeted vascular structures. Endoscope-integrated ICG video-angiography has recently been advocated to compensate for this limitation. This is the first reported case of a spinal arteriovenous malformation in which endoscope-integrated ICG video-angiography was successfully used...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314845/distribution-and-prognostic-significance-of-fragmented-qrs-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
#5
Hiroshi Morita, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Yoshimasa Morimoto, Satoshi Kawada, Motomi Tachibana, Koji Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) in the right precordial leads are associated with occurrence of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in Brugada syndrome. Recently, epicardial mapping has revealed abnormal electrograms at the right ventricular (RV) outflow tract and inferior region of the right ventricle. fQRS may reflect the extent of the area of abnormal potentials, but whether the distribution of fQRS has prognostic value is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the existence of fQRS in 456 patients with Brugada syndrome, including 117 patients with syncope and 23 patients with VF...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301835/fistula-and-survival-outcomes-after-fistula-creation-among-predialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-5-patients
#6
Masahito Miyamoto, Noriaki Kurita, Kotaro Suemitsu, Masaaki Murakami
BACKGROUND: Most guidelines recommend the creation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4. However, an increasing number of studies suggest that early AVF creation leads to high rates of AVF failure and death before dialysis commencement. Only the Japanese guideline recommends AVF creation at CKD stage 5; however, no data are available regarding access-related outcomes at this stage. METHOD: This was a multicenter cohort study involving Japanese CKD stage 5 patients who underwent preemptive AVF creation from 2009 to 2013...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297690/-multiple-tentorial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-acquired-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-presented-with-unilateral-eye-symptoms-successfully-treated-by-transarterial-embolization-and-direct-surgery-a-case-report
#7
Hisato Minamide, Yutaka Hayashi, Naoyuki Uchiyama
A 58-year-old man presented with slowly progressive chemosis, exophthalmos, and blepharedema of the left eye. Digital subtraction angiography revealed multiple dural arteriovenous fistulas(dAVFs)involving the bilateral tentorium, superior sagittal sinus, and right frontal convexity. In addition, occlusion of the left cavernous sinus and left sigmoid sinus were observed, which could lead to venous hypertension and might be associated with the occurrence of multiple dAVFs. Along with the congestion of the left ophthalmic vein, increased intracranial pressure due to the left tentorial dAVF with cortical venous reflux could have caused the left eye symptoms; therefore, the tentorial lesion was treated first...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297070/elbow-avf-configurations-and-indications
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Selcuk Baktiroglu, Fatih Yanar, Sercan Yuksel, Burak Celik, Halime G Kilic
INTRODUCTION: Brescia-Cimino radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) remains the first-choice vascular access procedure for patients in need of long-term hemodialysis. The average life expectancy of patients receiving hemodialysis has increased in recent years and many patients now live longer and require secondary or tertiary procedures. Elbow fistulas should only rarely be constructed as primary fistulas. The aim of the surgeon must be not only to achieve a functioning fistula, but to avoid possible complications other than failure to mature (FTM), like distal ischemia and cardiac failure and to save the vessels as much as possible for future procedures...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297069/is-early-cannulation-of-an-arteriovenous-fistula-associated-with-early-failure-of-the-fistula
#9
Teun Wilmink, Lee Hollingworth, Tamasin Stevenson, Sarah Powers
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of early cannulation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) on early AVF failure. METHODS: Analysis of two databases of access operations and dialysis sessions from 1/12/2002 till 1/4/2015. Follow-up until 1/4/2016. Functional dialysis use defined as six consecutive cannulations of the AVF with two needles. Early cannulation defined as needling of the AVF within 30 days of creation. Early failure was defined as abandonment for new form of access within 90 days of first cannulation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297054/optimal-timing-for-vascular-access-creation
#10
Tamara K Jemcov, Wim Van Biesen
Many guidelines recommend that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients should have a permanent vascular access, preferably an autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF), at the start of renal replacement therapy. Nevertheless, a large proportion of patients still start hemodialysis with a central venous catheter (CVC). On the other hand, there are increasing numbers of patients in whom an AVF has been created, but who never actually end up on dialysis, as well as a substantial number of patients in whom creation of a vascular access has been attempted unsuccessfully...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297052/patient-factors-and-haemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-outcomes
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Agnes Masengu, Jennifer Hanko
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) improve survival and morbidity for most haemodialysis (HD) patients. Are they better for all patients? In the enthusiastic pursuit of AVFs for all, concerns have been raised regarding high primary AVF failure rates, continued high incident central venous catheter (CVC) use in some countries, and the limited life expectancy of some HD patients. "Fistula first" is changing to "catheter last". The focus must be on decreasing AVF failure to mature and decreasing incident CVC use. An optimal outcome should be sought for each individual patient, and multiple failed attempts at AVF creation avoided...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297050/preoperative-computer-simulation-for-planning-of-vascular-access-surgery-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Niek Zonnebeld, Wouter Huberts, Magda M van Loon, Tammo Delhaas, Jan H M Tordoir
INTRODUCTION: The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis patients. Unfortunately, 20-40% of all constructed AVFs fail to mature (FTM), and are therefore not usable for hemodialysis. AVF maturation importantly depends on postoperative blood volume flow. Predicting patient-specific immediate postoperative flow could therefore support surgical planning. A computational model predicting blood volume flow is available, but the effect of blood flow predictions on the clinical endpoint of maturation (at least 500 mL/min blood volume flow, diameter of the venous cannulation segment ≥4 mm) remains undetermined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297048/upper-arm-hemodialysis-access-in-sweden
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Ulf Hedin, Gunilla Welander
AIM: To provide the contemporary use of upper-arm access for hemodialysis in Sweden using data from a unique national registry for hemodialysis access. METHODS: Data were retrieved from a nation-wide registry for dialysis access in Sweden, Dialysis Access Database (DiAD) on the use and function of specific access types with a focus on upper-arm accesses. RESULTS: The data demonstrate an increased use of upper-arm access, likely dependent on a changing patient population, with brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the most common access type...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297046/is-shear-stress-the-key-factor-for-avf-maturation
#14
Andrea Remuzzi, Michela Bozzetto, Paolo Brambilla
Autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred choice for providing vascular access to hemodialysis (HD) patients, but it is still affected by high incidence of non-maturation or early failure. After creation, AVF must undergo vascular remodeling, a process characterized by an increase in blood vessel diameter and wall thickness, to allow efficient and adequate HD. A growing body of evidence indicates that AVF maturation is related to the response of endothelial cells (ECs) to changes in wall shear stress (WSS), and in particular, to changes of its peak value...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297045/surgical-technique-determines-the-outcome-of-the-brescia-cimino-avf
#15
Surendra Shenoy
Over the past 50 years, since Dr. Appel performed the first internal vascular access procedure for hemodialysis, the distal radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula continues to be the access of choice. Over time, failure to maturation has evolved as a major problem associated with this procedure depriving its benefits to many patients with end-stage renal disease. A variable incidence of this problem within similar patients suggests that surgical technique may play an important role in the development of non-maturation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295984/safety-of-arteriovenous-fistulae-and-grafts-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-the-michigan-experience
#16
Anas Al Rifai, Nidhi Sukul, Robert Wonnacott, Michael Heung
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistula or graft (AVF/AVG) use is widely considered contraindicated for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), yet insertion of hemodialysis (HD) catheters can carry high complication risk in critically ill end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: Single-center analysis of 48 consecutive hospitalized ESRD patients on maintenance HD who underwent CRRT using AVF/AVG from 2012 to 2013. Primary outcome was access-related complications...
March 13, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292545/adding-fuel-to-the-fire-coronary-artery-dissection-complicating-blunt-chest-trauma
#17
Ankit Maheshwari, Thenappan Thenappan, Gladwin Das
A 21year-old male presented to the emergency department with 6 h of atypical chest pain after suffering blunt chest trauma. His electrocardiogram revealed 1-1.5mm ST segment elevation in leads V1-V3 with reciprocal depressions in II, III, and aVF. Mid-anterior wall akinesis was observed on echocardiography associated with an estimated left ventricular ejection fraction of 40%. A left main coronary artery dissection was diagnosed and treated surgically with a bypass graft. Although rare, coronary dissections can be a catastrophic complication of chest trauma...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289682/stent-grafts-can-convert-unusable-upper-arm-arteriovenous-fistulas-into-a-functioning-hemodialysis-access-a-retrospective-case-series
#18
Charudatta S Bavare, Tiffany K Street, Eric K Peden, Mark G Davies, Joseph J Naoum
INTRODUCTION: Not all newly created arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) successfully mature and develop into a functioning access for hemodialysis. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) have been utilized to either treat flow-limiting stenoses or to promote and accelerate maturation. We hypothesized that unusable upper arm AVFs can be rescued by conversion to a functional access using the percutaneous placement of a stent graft (SG). METHODS: Clinical data on 12 patients with an early non-usable upper arm AVF underwent percutaneous revision using SGs...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288599/clinical-use-of-computational-modeling-for-surgical-planning-of-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis
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Michela Bozzetto, Stefano Rota, Valentina Vigo, Francesco Casucci, Carlo Lomonte, Walter Morale, Massimo Senatore, Luigi Tazza, Massimo Lodi, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Andrea Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: Autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis, but its creation is still a critical procedure. Physical examination, vascular mapping and doppler ultrasound (DUS) evaluation are recommended for AVF planning, but they can not provide direct indication on AVF outcome. We recently developed and validated in a clinical trial a patient-specific computational model to predict pre-operatively the blood flow volume (BFV) in AVF for different surgical configuration on the basis of demographic, clinical and DUS data...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285956/regional-versus-local-anaesthesia-for-haemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-formation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
R Cerneviciute, S M Sahebally, K Ahmed, M Murphy, W Mahmood, S R Walsh
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation is the most common vascular access procedure for patients requiring haemodialysis. However, it is associated with high failure rates, influenced by vessel diameter and arterial inflow. Mode of anaesthesia may affect these factors, and subsequently AVF maturation rates. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effect of anaesthesia type for autologous primary radiocephalic or brachiocephalic AVF creation on subsequent fistula failure rates...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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