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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350590/human-genetics-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-vein-of-galen-malformation
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Daniel Duran, Philipp Karschnia, Jonathan R Gaillard, Jason K Karimy, Mark W Youngblood, Michael L DiLuna, Charles C Matouk, Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach, Georges Rodesch, Alejandro Berenstein, Murat Gunel, Kristopher T Kahle
Vein of Galen malformations (VOGMs) are rare developmental cerebrovascular lesions characterized by fistulas between the choroidal circulation and the median prosencephalic vein. Although the treatment of VOGMs has greatly benefited from advances in endovascular therapy, including technical innovation in interventional neuroradiology, many patients are recalcitrant to procedural intervention or lack accessibility to specialized care centers, highlighting the need for improved screening, diagnostics, and therapeutics...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349919/analysis-of-follow-up-methods-of-vascular-access-and-patient-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-china
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Ying Zhang, Xianglei Kong, Lijun Tang, Yong Wei, Dongmei Xu
Arteriovenous fistula is the preferred option for vascular access in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to assess different follow-up methods for hemodialysis patients in our hemodialysis center in China. A cohort of 124 patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease was recruited and double-blind randomly assigned into two groups. Patients in Group A received phone calls to schedule their next consultation a week in advance. Patients in Group B scheduled their next appointment at the end of each visit...
January 19, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348924/mortality-and-hospitalizations-in-intensive-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anna Mathew, Jody-Ann McLeggon, Nirav Mehta, Samuel Leung, Valerie Barta, Thomas McGinn, Gihad Nesrallah
Background: Survival and hospitalization are critically important outcomes considered when choosing between intensive hemodialysis (HD), conventional HD, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the comparative effectiveness of these modalities is unclear. Objective: We had the following aims: (1) to compare the association of mortality and hospitalization in patients undergoing intensive HD, compared with conventional HD or PD and (2) to appraise the methodological quality of the supporting evidence...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346011/minimally-invasive-management-of-severe-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease
#4
Luigi Pascarella, Maen Aboul Hosn
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a complex and highly prevalent pathology. It has been estimated that ∼8.5 million people in the United States are affected by PAD, of which 12%-20% are older than age 60. The TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) guidelines classified aortoiliac atherosclerotic disease based on morphology and level of lesions. TASC II guidelines recommend bilateral surgical bypass to the femoral arteries for TASC II C and D lesions. The aortobifemoral bypass (ABF) has been considered the gold standard in the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344964/recent-advances-and-opportunities-in-proteomic-analyses-of-tumor-heterogeneity
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REVIEW
Nicholas W Bateman, Thomas P Conrads
Solid tumor malignancies comprise a highly variable admixture of tumor and non-tumor cellular populations, forming a complex cellular ecosystem and tumor microenvironment. This tumor heterogeneity is not incidental and is known to correlate with poor patient prognosis for many cancer types. Indeed, non-malignant cell populations, such as vascular endothelial and immune cells, are known to play key roles supporting and, in some cases, driving aggressive tumor biology and represent targets of emerging therapeutics, such as anti-angiogenesis and immune checkpoint inhibitors...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343519/uremic-solute-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-tissue-factor-axis-associates-with-thrombosis-after-vascular-injury-in-humans
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Vijaya B Kolachalama, Moshe Shashar, Faisal Alousi, Sowmya Shivanna, Keshab Rijal, Mostafa E Belghasem, Joshua Walker, Shinobu Matsuura, Gary H Chang, C Michael Gibson, Laura M Dember, Jean M Francis, Katya Ravid, Vipul C Chitalia
Individuals with CKD are particularly predisposed to thrombosis after vascular injury. Using mouse models, we recently described indoxyl sulfate, a tryptophan metabolite retained in CKD and an activator of tissue factor (TF) through aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) signaling, as an inducer of thrombosis across the CKD spectrum. However, the translation of findings from animal models to humans is often challenging. Here, we investigated the uremic solute-AHR-TF thrombosis axis in two human cohorts, using a targeted metabolomics approach to probe a set of tryptophan products and high-throughput assays to measure AHR and TF activity...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342431/comparison-of-access-type-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Jeffrey J Siracuse, Alik Farber, Jeffrey A Kalish, Douglas W Jones, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Salvatore T Scali, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be performed through percutaneous or surgical access. Our goal was to assess the difference in perioperative outcomes based on access type in a real-world setting. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database was queried for EVAR. Univariable analysis and multivariable analysis were used to determine the independent effect of access type. RESULTS: There were 8340 (64%) and 4747 (36%) EVAR procedures performed through percutaneous and surgical access (3395 [72%] transverse and 1352 [28%] vertical incisions)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336903/one-year-experience-of-a-regional-service-model-of-teleconsultation-for-planning-and-treatment-of-complex-thoracoabdominal-aortic-disease
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Emiliano Chisci, Gianmarco de Donato, Aaron Fargion, Giorgio Ventoruzzo, Gianbattista Parlani, Carlo Setacci, Leonardo Ercolini, Stefano Michelagnoli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report the methodology and 1-year experience of a regional service model of teleconsultation for planning and treatment of complex thoracoabdominal aortic disease (TAAD). METHODS: Complex TAADs without a feasible conventional surgical repair were prospectively evaluated by vascular surgeons of the same public health service (National Health System) located in a huge area of 22,994 km2 with 3.7 million inhabitants and 11 tertiary hospitals...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333660/interventions-to-increase-attendance-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
#9
REVIEW
John G Lawrenson, Ella Graham-Rowe, Fabiana Lorencatto, Jennifer Burr, Catey Bunce, Jillian J Francis, Patricia Aluko, Stephen Rice, Luke Vale, Tunde Peto, Justin Presseau, Noah Ivers, Jeremy M Grimshaw
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) in reducing the risk of sight loss, attendance for screening is consistently below recommended levels. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the review was to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI) interventions that seek to increase attendance for DRS in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Secondary objectives were:To use validated taxonomies of QI intervention strategies and behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to code the description of interventions in the included studies and determine whether interventions that include particular QI strategies or component BCTs are more effective in increasing screening attendance;To explore heterogeneity in effect size within and between studies to identify potential explanatory factors for variability in effect size;To explore differential effects in subgroups to provide information on how equity of screening attendance could be improved;To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the resource use, costs and cost effectiveness...
January 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333494/ensuring-adequate-vascular-access-in-patients-with-major-trauma-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Kevin Verhoeff, Rachelle Saybel, Pamela Mathura, Bonnie Tsang, Vanessa Fawcett, Sandy Widder
Ensuring adequate vascular access in major trauma patients prior to decompensative physiological processes is crucial to patient outcomes. Most protocols suggest achieving two 18-gauge or larger intravenous lines immediately in patients with major trauma. We discuss a quality improvement approach to ensure that >90% of patients with major trauma (as defined by an injury severity score ≥12) at a level one trauma centre receive timely and adequate fluid access. Applying Donabedian principles for process improvement, we used the Alberta Trauma Registry to perform a 4-month chart audit on patients with major trauma at the University of Alberta Hospital...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331162/unnecessary-removal-of-central-venous-catheters-in-cancer-patients-with-bloodstream-infections
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Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Sammy Raad, Ying Jiang, Elizabeth Natividad, Patrick Chaftari, Issam Raad
We evaluated the rate of central venous catheter (CVC) removal in 283 cancer patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). Removal of CVCs occurred unnecessarily in 57% of patients with non-central-line-associated BSI (non-CLABSI), which was equivalent to the rate of CVC removal in patients with CLABSIs. Physician education and safe interventions to salvage the vascular access are warranted. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-4.
January 14, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324585/effects-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-arterial-function-in-different-age-groups-the-advanced-approach-to-arterial-stiffness-study
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Jirar Topouchian, Carlos Labat, Sylvie Gautier, Magnus Bäck, Apostolos Achimastos, Jacques Blacher, Marcin Cwynar, Alejandro de la Sierra, Denes Pall, Francesco Fantin, Katalin Farkas, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Zoya Hakobyan, Piotr Jankowski, Ana Jelakovic, Zhanna Kobalava, Alexandra Konradi, Yulia Kotovskaya, Marina Kotsani, Irina Lazareva, Alexander Litvin, Viktor Milyagin, Iveta Mintale, Oscar Persson, Rafael Ramos, Anatoly Rogoza, Ligita Ryliskyte, Angelo Scuteri, Yuriy Sirenko, Georges Soulis, Nebojsa Tasic, Maryna Udovychenko, Saule Urazalina, Peter Wohlfahrt, Parounak Zelveian, Athanase Benetos, Roland Asmar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Advanced Approach to Arterial Stiffness study was to compare arterial stiffness measured simultaneously with two different methods in different age groups of middle-aged and older adults with or without metabolic syndrome (MetS). The specific effects of the different MetS components on arterial stiffness were also studied. METHODS: This prospective, multicentre, international study included 2224 patients aged 40 years and older, 1664 with and 560 without MetS...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321117/emergency-department-resuscitation-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
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Steven G Schauer, Guyon J Hill, Jason F Naylor, Michael D April, Matthew Borgman, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Military hospital healthcare providers treated children during the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Compared to adults, pediatric patients present unique challenges during trauma resuscitations and have notably been discussed in few research reports. We seek to describe ED interventions performed on pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS: We queried the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) for all pediatric patients in Iraq and Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2016...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321063/first-clinical-case-report-of-local-microinjection-of-autologous-fat-and-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-for-perianal-fistula-in-crohn-s-disease
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Cécile Philandrianos, Mélanie Serrero, Fanny Grimaud, Jérémy Magalon, Carine Visée, Mélanie Velier, Pauline Francois, Pierre Orsoni, Guy Magalon, Jean-Charles Grimaud, Ariadne Desjeux, Julie Véran, Florence Sabatier
Mesenchymal stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for perianal Crohn's fistulas refractory to conventional therapy, which are an extremely morbid complication and a true therapeutic challenge. Autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (ADSVF) is an easily accessible source of cells with angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and regenerative properties. Here, we describe a case involving a patient with severe perianal Crohn's fistulas refractory to the best medical and surgical practices who received local treatment with ADSVF and microfat...
January 10, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321037/acute-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-during-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-the-setting-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
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Anthony H Kashou, Nabil Braiteh, Ali Zgheib, Hisham E Kashou
BACKGROUND: Aortoiliac occlusive disease, which is also referred to as Leriche syndrome, is a chronic atherosclerotic occlusive disease that occurs at the level of the aortic bifurcation. It is often thought to present with a triad of clinical symptoms: (1) intermittent lower extremity vascular claudication, (2) impotence, and (3) weak/absent femoral pulses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 47-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319771/peritoneal-dialysis-as-the-first-dialysis-treatment-option-initially-unplanned
#16
Marcela Lara Mendes, Camila Albuquerque Alves, Edwa Maria Bucuvic, Dayana Bitencourt Dias, Daniela Ponce
Most patients with stage 5 CKD start RRT of unplanned manner. Unplanned dialysis, also known as urgent start, may be defined as hemodialysis (HD) started without permanent vascular access, i.e., using a central venous catheter (CVC), or as peritoneal dialysis (PD) started within seven days after implantation of the catheter, without family training. Although few studies have evaluated the PD as an immediate treatment option for patients starting urgent RRT, theirs results suggest that it is a feasible and safe alternative, with infectious complications and survival similar to patients treated with unplanned HD...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318218/potential-benefit-associated-with-delaying-initiation-of-hemodialysis-in-a-japanese-cohort
#17
Satoshi Higuchi, Izaya Nakaya, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Yoichiro Chikamatsu, Ken-Ei Sada, Suguru Yamamoto, Satoko Takahashi, Hiroyo Sasaki, Jun Soma
Introduction: Late referral to a nephrologist, the type of vascular access, nutritional status, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at the start of hemodialysis (HD) have been reported as independent risk factors of survival for patients who begin HD. The aim of this study was to clarify the influence of the HD-free interval from the time of an eGFR of 10 ml/min per 1.73 m2 (IGFR10-HD) on patient outcome. Methods: We enrolled 124 patients aged older than 20 years who had HD initiated in a general hospital...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315941/thromboembolic-prophylaxis-protocol-with-warfarin-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-infarct-related-ventricular-tachycardia
#18
Konstantinos C Siontis, Sina Jamé, Ghaith Sharaf Dabbagh, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Krit Jongnarangsin, Fred Morady, Frank M Bogun
INTRODUCTION: Ablation in the left ventricle (LV) is associated with a risk of thromboembolism. There are limited data on the use of specific thromboembolic prophylaxis strategies post-ablation. We aimed to evaluate a thromboembolic prophylaxis protocol after ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The index procedures of 217 patients undergoing ablation for infarct-related VT with open irrigated-tip catheters were included. Patients with large LV endocardial ablation area (> 3 cm between ablation lesions) were started on low-dose, slowly escalating unfractionated heparin (UFH) infusion 8 hours after access hemostasis, followed by 3 months of anticoagulation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315802/radial-versus-femoral-approach-for-same-day-inter-facility-transfer-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#19
Zeev Israeli, Shahar Lavi, Olivier F Bertand, Mamas A Mamas, Rodrigo Bagur
BACKGROUND: The use of radial approach for coronary angiography, followed by same-day inter-facility transfer for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not yet been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the safety and feasibility of using the transradial as compared to the transfemoral approach in patients undergoing diagnostic angiogram with same-day transfer to a PCI facility. METHODS: Patients that underwent diagnostic coronary angiography between January 2011 and June 2017 in a referring facility, and were transferred for same-day PCI were included...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314636/moving-beyond-seldinger-a-vascular-access-and-closure-smorgasbord-safe-zone-or-not
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EDITORIAL
Zoltan G Turi
This paper describes a quality improvement initiative featuring the adoption of multiple access and closure techniques to assess "real world" outcomes. Although the study does not provide a scientific evidence base, it does highlight the changing platforms being adopted. Radial, micropuncture, and image guided access will hopefully become near universal in the coming decade.
January 1, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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