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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805538/effects-of-far-infrared-therapy-on-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Qingsong Wan, Shikun Yang, Li Li, Fenfen Chu
BACKGROUND: Far infrared (FIR) therapy may have a beneficial effect on maturity and function of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Therefore, we performed this pooled analysis to assess the protective effects of FIR therapy in HD patients. METHODS: The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs of FIR therapy for HD patients were searched from multiple databases. Relevant studies were screened according to the predefined inclusion criteria...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804237/aneurysmal-degeneration-of-the-brachial-artery-after-vascular-access-creation-surgical-treatment-results
#2
Sérgio Teixeira, Pedro Sá Pinto, Carlos Veiga, Ivone Silva, Rui Almeida
True peripheral artery aneurysms proximal to a longstanding arteriovenous fistula is a well-recognized complication. Late aneurysmal degeneration is rare. This study analyzed the characteristics, therapeutic options, and outcomes of true donor brachial artery aneurysms (DBAA) after arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis. We retrospectively collected the data of patients with DBAA after AVF creation, surgically repaired between January 2001 and September 2015. We excluded patients with pseudoaneurysms, anastomotic aneurysms, and infected aneurysms...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800839/outcomes-of-intervention-for-cephalic-arch-stenosis-in-brachiocephalic-arteriovenous-fistulas
#3
Mark G Davies, Taylor D Hicks, George M Haidar, Hosam F El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: Development of recalcitrant stenotic lesions of the cephalic arch is a significant cause of dysfunction of brachiocephalic access arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). Endovascular and surgical therapy can be used to treat cephalic arch stenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of endovascular and surgical interventions for cephalic arch stenosis. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients during a 16-year period with a compromised but not occluded brachiocephalic AVF due to cephalic arch stenosis was undertaken...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797991/an-unusual-case-of-proctosigmoiditis-secondary-to-arteriovenous-fistulization
#4
Veljko Strjina, Scott R Kelley
Refractory chronic colitis presents a medical and surgical challenge, and underlying etiologies are diverse with potential for misclassification as inflammatory bowel disease. We present an unusual case of chronic proctosigmoiditis with rare vascular etiology. A 48-year-old Caucasian male presented with severe diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) suggested proctosigmoiditis. Colonoscopy and biopsy findings were non-specific but were suggestive of ischemic etiology and venous congestion...
August 9, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779784/drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-dialysis-access-fistula-stenosis
#5
REVIEW
Auréline Boitet, Ziad A Massy, Olivier Goeau-Brissonniere, Isabelle Javerliat, Marc Coggia, Raphaël Coscas
Maintaining vascular access patency represents a tremendous challenge in hemodialysis patients. Although "native" arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is currently recommended as primary vascular access, neointimal hyperplasia stenoses frequently develop, with a risk for AVF thrombosis and vascular access loss. For years, first-line treatment of AVFs stenoses has been percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, generally with high-pressure or cutting uncoated balloons. However, restenosis and reintervention rates remain incredibly high and occur, according to recent studies, in up to 60% and 70% of patients at 6 and 12 months, respectively...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779783/limb-complaints-after-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Mohammad Mahdi Kamyar, Mohammad Hadi Saeed Modaghegh, Gholamhossein Kazemzadeh
Placement of autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is one of the basic needs in hemodialysis patients. Although many studies have investigated the complications of AVF placement, the complaints expressed by patients have not been studied in a long-term study. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of complaints after placement of autogenous AVF in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. This cohort study was conducted on patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing AVF placement who were referred to Imam Reza hospital in Mashhad, Iran, from January 2015 to June 2016...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779782/future-research-directions-to-improve-fistula-maturation-and-reduce-access-failure
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REVIEW
Haidi Hu, Sandeep Patel, Jesse J Hanisch, Jeans M Santana, Takuya Hashimoto, Hualong Bai, Tambudzai Kudze, Trenton R Foster, Jianming Guo, Bogdan Yatsula, Janice Tsui, Alan Dardik
With the increasing prevalence of end-stage renal disease, there is a growing need for hemodialysis. Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the preferred type of vascular access for hemodialysis, but maturation and failure continue to present significant barriers to successful fistula use. AVF maturation integrates outward remodeling with vessel wall thickening in response to drastic hemodynamic changes in the setting of uremia, systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, and pre-existent vascular pathology. AVF can fail due to both failure to mature adequately to support hemodialysis and development of neointimal hyperplasia that narrows the AVF lumen, typically near the fistula anastomosis...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777423/the-sleeve-method-for-creation-of-radiocephalic-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-patients-with-calcified-vessels
#8
Tomasz Gołębiowski, Wacław Weyde, Krzysztof Letachowicz, Mariusz Kusztal, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Jan Penar, Katarzyna Madziarska, Sławomir Zmonarski, Magdalena Krajewska, Marian Klinger
INTRODUCTION: Creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in patients with advanced atherosclerotic changes of the artery is often a challenge for the physician due to difficulties in suturing the vein to the side of the frangible artery. The sleeve technique relies on advancing the end of the artery into the lumen of the vein and protecting the anastomosis by adventitial sutures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The sleeve technique was performed in 23 patients with chronic kidney disease stage IV and V and included hemodialysis patients...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777417/outcomes-of-three-types-of-native-arteriovenous-fistula-in-a-single-center
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Emiliano Chisci, Linda M Harris, Francesco Menici, Pierfrancesco Frosini, Eugenio Romano, Nicola Troisi, Leonardo Ercolini, Stefano Michelagnoli
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcomes of three different types of native arteriovenous fistula (AVF), the distal (D: radial-cephalic), middle-arm (MA: radial-cephalic) and proximal (P: brachial-cephalic) AVF access creation for hemodialysis patients in a single center. METHODS: An 8-year retrospective review, from 2006 to 2014, was conducted at a single institution in which the surgical outcomes for three different types of native AVF creation were reviewed. Preoperative duplex vein mapping was obtained in all patients to choose the best vein and site for access...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777413/proximal-ulnar-artery-arteriovenous-fistula-inflow-is-an-uncommon-but-useful-vascular-access-option
#10
William C Jennings, Alexandros Mallios
INTRODUCTION: A proximal ulnar artery arteriovenous fistula (PUA-AVF) is a logical vascular access option when the distal ulnar artery is occluded or inadequate in addition to other specific vascular anatomic variants. This study reviews a series of patients where the proximal ulnar artery was used for AVF inflow in establishing a reliable autogenous access for these uncommon patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All new patients referred for vascular access with a PUA-AVF created during an eight-year period were evaluated...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777410/a-mechanism-of-banding-failure-in-excessively-dilated-fistulas
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Alexandros Mallios, John Lucas Iii, William Jennings
INTRODUCTION: We present an unreported cause of banding failure for flow restriction in dramatically enlarged arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). CASE SERIES: Four patients operated in different institutions by two different surgeons experienced band failure within 6 months of the initially successful operation for AVF flow restriction. Prior to the initial banding procedure, each patient's AVF was noted to have major dilatation of the post-anastomotic segment (>2 cm)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777403/long-term-outcome-of-upper-extremity-arteriovenous-fistula-using-pslot-single-center-longitudinal-follow-up-using-a-protocol-based-approach
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Michael Darcy, Neeta Vachharajani, Tracy Zhang, Naganathan Mani, Seung Kwon Kim, Sarah Matson, Michaeline Wood, Surendra Shenoy
INTRODUCTION: Functional arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best vascular access for end-stage renal disease patients. AVF maturation is variable and many require additional interventions to achieve functionality. Long-term benefits of such interventions are unclear. Using a protocol for AVF planning, creation, maturation evaluation and performing interventions based on objective findings along with maintaining a database on follow-up is necessary to evaluate this question.The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term outcome of newly constructed AVFs using a protocol-based approach in a tertiary care academic center...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777399/postoperative-day-1-access-blood-flow-and-resistive-index-can-predict-patency-in-distal-forearm-arteriovenous-fistula
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Sadanori Shintaku, Hideki Kawanishi, Misaki Moriishi, Rika Ago, Masataka Banshodani, Shinji Hashimoto, Shinichiro Tsuchiya
INTRODUCTION: Early access failure is an important complication of autogenous arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). We prospectively monitored patients who underwent AVF creation using ultrasonography. METHODS: Color flow imaging was used to assess access blood flow in patients undergoing creation of a new AVF in the distal forearm preoperatively and at 1 day and 1 week postoperatively. We measured the flow volume (FV) and resistive index (RI) of the brachial artery, and the internal diameter of the brachial artery and outflow vein...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777398/impaired-maturation-of-arteriovenous-fistula-for-haemodialysis-due-to-forearm-artery-stenosis-percutaneous-endovascular-treatment
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Nicola Pirozzi, Jacopo Scrivano, Roberto Pirozzi, Emanuela Cordova, Giorgio Punzo, Paolo Menè
INTRODUCTION: Distal autogenous arteriovenous fistula (dAVF), considered the "gold standard" vascular access for haemodialysis, suffers from a high rate of impaired maturation. One of the usual causes is low-flow associated forearm arterial stenosis. In such cases, endovascular treatment by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty represents a helpful option to enable maturation of the vascular access.Currently, there are few reports concerning the treatment of this complication. Therefore, we describe our single-centre experience based on a retrospective review of prospectively collected data...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768966/multiple-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysms
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Hiroki Usuku, Sunao Kojima, Naoto Kuyama, Shinsuke Hanatani, Satoshi Araki, Kenichi Tsujita, Ryusuke Tsunoda, Toshihiro Fukui, Seiji Hokimoto
A 74-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with chest pain and dyspnea associated with ST elevation in leads II, III and aVF. An echocardiogram showed an enlarged mass lesion measuring nearly 80 mm. Coronary angiography showed two giant coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) in the right coronary artery (RCA). CAAs were also seen in the left main trunk and left anterior descending artery. Computed tomography showed the CAA in the RCA was ruptured into the right atrium. We therefore diagnosed this patient with multiple CAAs, myocardial infarction and coronary artery rupture...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762615/plasma-cell-neoplasm-as-a-risk-factor-for-early-thrombosis-of-arteriovenous-fistula
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Yoshitaka Kinoshita, Akira Ishikawa, Konan Hara, Toru Sugihara, Yoshitaka Ishibashi, Yukio Homma
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that presence of plasma cell neoplasms might be a risk for thrombosis of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) as well as other well-known factors including age, sex, race, and presence of diabetes mellitus or certain vascular disorders. METHODS: In this single-center, retrospective study based on medical record data, we investigated the influence of plasma cell neoplasms and the above-mentioned factors on the occurrence of complete occlusive thrombosis of the AVF within 30 days after surgery for creation of the AVF...
August 1, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760133/surface-ecg-interatrial-block-guided-treatment-for-stroke-prevention-rationale-for-an-attractive-hypothesis
#17
Antoni Bayés de Luna, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Roberto Elosua, Adrian Baranchuk
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is associated with stroke, cognitive impairment, and cardiovascular death. Some predisposing factors - as aging, diabetes, hypertension - induce and maintain electrophysiological and ultrastructural remodeling that usually includes fibrosis. Interatrial conduction disturbances play a crucial role in the initiation of atrial fibrosis and in its associated complications. The diagnosis of interatrial blocks (IABs) is easy to perform using the surface ECG...
July 31, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757765/pulseless-electrical-activity-in-acute-massive-pulmonary-embolism-during-thrombolytic-therapy
#18
Han-Hua Yu, Jing-Ren Jeng
We report a case of acute pulmonary embolism with hemodynamic instability diagnosed by a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. The patient developed pulseless electrical activity during systemic thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Successful return of spontaneous circulation was achieved after immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation with chest compressions for 6 min. His electrocardiogram (ECG) on arrival in the emergency department displayed sinus tachycardia, an S wave in lead I, a Q wave in lead III, incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB), T-wave inversion (TWI) in leads V1-V3, ST elevation in leads aVR and V1, and ST depression in leads I, II, III, aVF, and V4-V6...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757759/treating-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-a-single-center-experience
#19
Guan-Chyuan Wang, Kuan-Pin Chen, Tsung-Lang Chiu, Chain-Fa Su
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for the treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (dural AVFs) over the past 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 21 patients diagnosed with dural AVFs between 2004 and 2014 and treated with GKRS were reviewed retrospectively. Complete obliteration (CO) was defined as total symptom relief plus confirmation through magnetic resonance imaging or conventional angiography...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755020/an-unusual-cause-of-vertigo-and-headache-in-childhood
#20
Ruben Mühl-Benninghaus, Heiko Körner, Umut Yilmaz, Stefan Linsler, Sascha Meyer, Martin Poryo
Spinal perimedullary arteriovenous fistulas (PMAVFs) are rare entities among vascular malformations of the spinal cord. Due to progressive myelopathy, spastic paresis, sensory disturbance, and bowl and bladder dysfunction can be the presenting symptoms. Cervical spinal arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are even rarer. These lesions differ from the ones in the thoracolumbar region and have an even wider mode of presentation. We report on a 9-year-old boy with a cervical PMAVF manifesting with headache and vertigo...
July 28, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
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