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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930049/experience-with-the-syncardia-total-artificial-heart-in-a-canadian-centre
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Anthony Nguyen, Michel Pellerin, Louis P Perrault, Michel White, Anique Ducharme, Normand Racine, Michel Carrier
BACKGROUND: The SynCardia total artificial heart (TAH) provides complete circulatory support by replacing both native ventricles. Accepted indications include bridge to transplantation and destination therapy. We review our experience with TAH implantation during a period when axial flow pump became available. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the demographics, clinical characteristics and survival of all patients receiving the TAH. RESULTS: From September 2004 to November 2016, 13 patients (12 men, mean age 45 ± 13 yr) received the TAH for refractory cardiogenic shock secondary to idiopathic (56%) or ischemic (17%) cardiomyopathy and to other various causes (33%)...
October 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922688/medium-term-outcomes-of-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-of-juxtarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Timothy P Shiraev, Trevor M Y Kwok, Steven R Dubenec
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms pose a substantial clinical burden, and a significant proportion are not anatomically suitable for open repair or standard endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), instead requiring fenestrated EVAR (fEVAR). We sought to compare clinical outcomes and trends over time in patients undergoing fEVAR in Australia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing fEVAR at a tertiary referral centre between 2010 and 2015, including outcomes and complications, both as inpatients and after discharge...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922455/stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-dialysis-dependent-multiple-myeloma-report-of-the-polish-multiple-myeloma-group
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Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Piotr Boguradzki, Jarosław Dybko, Tomasz Wróbel, Grzegorz Władysław Basak, Krzysztof Mądry, Emilian Snarski, Grzegorz Charliński, Ewa Frączak, Joanna Matuszkiewicz-Rowińska, Marian Klinger, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Magdalena Krajewska, Paweł Żebrowski, Maria Król, Elżbieta Urbanowska, Artur Jurczyszyn, Michał Taszner, Wieslaw Wiktor Jędrzejczak, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
INTRODUCTION: High-dose chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) improves the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). It seems that auto-HSCT is also a feasible therapeutic option in MM dialysis-dependent (MMDD) patients. However, to perform transplantation, a sufficient number of stem cells must be collected. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Given that data on mobilization of auto-HSC efficacy and safety in dialysis-dependent patients are limited, we report data from all Polish Centers belonging to the Polish Multiple Myeloma Group...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921168/chromosomal-abnormalities-affect-the-surgical-outcome-in-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-large-cohort-analysis
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Dala Zakaria, Xinyu Tang, Rupal Bhakta, Nahed O ElHassan, Parthak Prodhan
Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can have associated genetic abnormalities. This study evaluated the incidence of genetic abnormalities among infants with HLHS and the short-term outcomes of this population during the first hospitalization. This is a retrospective analysis of the multi-center Pediatric Heath Information System database of infants with HLHS who underwent Stage I Norwood, Hybrid, or heart transplant during their first hospitalization from 2004 through 2013. We compared clinical data between infants with and without genetic abnormality, among the three most common chromosomal abnormalities, and between survivors and non-survivors...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917008/peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-function-and-survival-are-not-adversely-affected-by-obesity-regardless-of-the-operative-technique-used
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Monika A Krezalek, Nicolas Bonamici, Kristine Kuchta, Brittany Lapin, JoAnn Carbray, Woody Denham, John Linn, Michael Ujiki, Stephen P Haggerty
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been considered a relative contraindication to peritoneal dialysis (PD). Surprisingly, PD catheter dysfunction rates and longevity have not been studied in the growing obese ESRD population. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of patient weight on PD catheter survival in the three insertion technique categories of advanced laparoscopy (AL), basic laparoscopy (BL), and open. METHODS: We examine retrospectively collected data on 231 consecutive PD catheter insertions at the NorthShore University HealthSystem between 2004 and 2014...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916306/end-to-side-versus-side-to-side-anastomosis-in-upper-limb-arteriovenous-fistula-for-dialysis-access-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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Khalid Bashar, Mekki Medani, Hiba Bashar, Khalid Ahmed, Thomas Aherne, Tony Moloney, Stewart R Walsh
OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess the difference between both procedures in terms of access maturation, patency and postoperative complications. BACKGROUND: An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best modality for haemodialysis (HD) access. The end-to-side (ETS) technique has been suggested in the literature to produce superior results to the side-to-side approach; however, in the absence of a systematic review, this practice remains debatable. METHODS: Online search for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies that compared the end-to-side versus the side-to-side anastomosis techniques in creating an upper limb AVF...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916127/open-thoracic-and-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-repair-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease
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Paula R Keschenau, Drosos Kotelis, Jeroen Bisschop, Mohammad E Barbati, Jochen Grommes, Barend Mees, Alexander Gombert, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch, Geert Willem H Schurink, Johannes Kalder, Michael J Jacobs
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim is to present current results of open complex aortic repair in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-border, single centre study. From February 2000 to April 2016 72 aortic operations were performed on 65 patients with CTD (41 male, median age 41 years [range 19-70 years]). Fifty-six patients (86%) underwent at least one previous aortic repair (71 open, four endovascular), including 33 patients (51%) operated before at the site of the procedure reported here...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910791/inflammation-and-protein-energy-wasting-in-the-uremic-milieu
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Magdalena Jankowska, Gabriela Cobo, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Inflammation is normally a protective and physiological response to harmful stimuli, but typically becomes an uncontrolled, maladaptive, and persistent process in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Through a deleterious cascade of poorly controlled reactions mediated by biologically active molecules (also called middle molecular weight uremia retention solutes), inflammation associates with a range of complications including cardiovascular disease and protein-energy wasting (PEW). Persistent inflammation, which is central to the conceptual etiological models of PEW and the malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis syndrome, induces and reignites processes leading to PEW in a number of ways including stimulation of both direct and indirect mechanisms of muscle proteolysis...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910789/end-stage-renal-disease-inflammation-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Lu Dai, Edyta Golembiewska, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Despite marked improvements in renal replacement therapy during the last 30 years, the age-adjusted mortality rate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is still unacceptably high and comparable to that of many malignancies. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. However, traditional risk factors can only partially explain the high premature cardiovascular burden in this population. Nontraditional risk factors, including persistent low-grade inflammation, are critical in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, and other causes of CVD and may also contribute to protein-energy wasting and other complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904934/comparison-of-complications-of-arteriovenous-fistula-with-permanent-catheter-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-six-month-follow-up
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Ali Momeni, Saeed Mardani, Maryam Kabiri, Masoud Amiri
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF), permanent catheter (PC), and vascular graft are three vascular access types used for hemodialysis procedure. Due to insufficient reliable information on the comparison between AVF and PC, this study was conducted to compare AVF and PC regarding dialysis adequacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was carried out from March, 2013 to September, 2013. In this study, 76 hemodialysis patients were enrolled and assigned to two unequal groups of AVF and PC...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904808/intracardiac-fistula-an-unusual-complication-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infection
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Abhilash Koratala, Hussain Aboud, Robert Gibson, Karen K Hamilton
In end stage renal disease patients on dialysis, the use of catheter as a vascular access is associated with a significant risk of sepsis compared to an arterio-venous fistula. Our case emphasizes the importance of having high index of suspicion for unusual complications in patients presenting with possible catheter-related blood stream infection and early use of complementary tools such as trans-oesophageal echocardiography whenever applicable.
September 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904174/in-hospital-outcomes-of-tumor-lysis-syndrome-a-population-based-study-using-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Urshila Durani, Nilay D Shah, Ronald S Go
The epidemiology and outcomes of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) are understudied. We used the National Inpatient Sample (NIS), a nationally representative weighted sample of all U.S. hospital discharges, to study outcomes and predictors of mortality in hospitalized patients with TLS. The NIS was queried for patients with a discharge diagnosis of TLS (ICD-9 code 277.88) from 2010-2013. Baseline characteristics and outcomes were analyzed. A multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to identify predictors of mortality...
September 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900861/acute-kidney-injury-caused-by-decompression-illness-successfully-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-temporary-dialysis
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Arata Hibi, Keisuke Kamiya, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Satoru Kominato, Chiharu Ito, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
A 52-year-old Japanese male professional diver was referred to our hospital for decompression illness (DCI). After 1 h of diving operation at 20 m below sea level, he complained of dyspnea, chest pain, and abdominal pain. He dove again, intending to ease the symptoms, but the symptoms were never relieved. He dove for a total of 4 h. No neurological abnormalities were observed. Computed tomography images revealed portal venous gas and mesenteric venous gas, in addition to bubbles in the femoral veins, pelvis, lumbar canal, intracranial sinuses, and joints...
September 12, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899568/long-term-survival-after-acute-kidney-injury-following-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Hamid Jalalzadeh, Reza Indrakusuma, Liffert Vogt, Sytse C van Beek, Anco C Vahl, Willem Wisselink, Mark J W Koelemay, Ron Balm
OBJECTIVE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). Severe AKI is associated with high morbidity and mortality in the short term. The objective of this study was to determine the association between AKI after RAAA repair and long-term survival. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing RAAA repair in three hospitals between 2004 and 2011. Outcomes were long-term survival after RAAA repair, incidence of postoperative AKI, and chronic dialysis rates...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893921/randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-effect-of-dietary-potassium-restriction-on-nerve-function-in-ckd
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Ria Arnold, Timothy J Pianta, Bruce A Pussell, Adrienne Kirby, Kate O'Brien, Karen Sullivan, Margaret Holyday, Christine Cormack, Matthew C Kiernan, Arun V Krishnan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neuromuscular complications are almost universal in CKD by the time that a patient commences dialysis. Recent studies have indicated that chronic hyperkalemia may contribute to the development of neuropathy in CKD. This study was undertaken to determine whether dietary restriction of potassium intake may be a neuroprotective factor in CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A 24-month prospective, single-blind, randomized, controlled trial was undertaken in 47 consecutively recruited patients with stages 3 and 4 CKD...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893450/emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-patient
#16
REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890326/taurolidine-based-catheter-lock-regimen-significantly-reduces-overall-costs-infection-and-dysfunction-rates-of-tunneled-hemodialysis-catheters
#17
Wolfgang Winnicki, Harald Herkner, Matthias Lorenz, Ammon Handisurya, Željko Kikić, Bernhard Bielesz, Benjamin Schairer, Thomas Reiter, Farsad Eskandary, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Guerkan Sengoelge
Catheter-related infections and dysfunction are the main catheter complications causing morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. However, there are no consistent data for the choice of catheter lock solutions for tunneled hemodialysis lines. In this prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial, two lock regimens using three commercial catheter lock solutions were compared in 106 hemodialysis patients with a newly inserted tunneled central catheter. In the taurolidine group, TauroLock™-Hep500 was used twice per week and TauroLock™-U25,000 once a week...
September 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886703/factors-associated-with-foot-ulceration-and-amputation-in-adults-on-dialysis-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#18
Michelle R Kaminski, Anita Raspovic, Lawrence P McMahon, Katrina A Lambert, Bircan Erbas, Peter F Mount, Peter G Kerr, Karl B Landorf
BACKGROUND: Adults on dialysis are at increased risk of foot ulceration, which commonly precedes more serious lower limb complications, including amputation. Limited data exist regarding the prevalence and factors associated with foot disease in this population. Hence, this study set out to investigate factors associated with foot ulceration and amputation in a dialysis cohort. METHODS: This study presents a cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a multi-center prospective cohort study...
September 8, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884390/patients-treated-for-acute-vte-during-periods-of-treatment-related-thrombocytopenia-have-high-rates-of-recurrent-thrombosis-and-transfusion-related-adverse-outcomes
#19
B T Samuelson Bannow, R B Walter, T B Gernsheimer, D A Garcia
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication of hematologic malignancies. Prolonged periods of thrombocytopenia are experienced universally by patients undergoing treatment for these diseases, yet data to guide management of anticoagulation in this setting are lacking. To obtain data on the management and outcomes of VTE in patients with thrombocytopenia related to the treatment of hematologic malignancies. This was an observational cohort study of patients experiencing VTE during periods of treatment-related thrombocytopenia over a 5-year period at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882602/neurosurgical-aspects-of-dialysis-related-spinal-amyloidosis-report-of-three-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
M Dalolio, F Lucarella, P Rampini, G P Bulfamante, S Aldea, P Graveleau, S Gaillard, P Scarone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Osteoarticular manifestations of beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis are often diagnosed in long-term dialyzed patients. However, spinal involvement is rare (10-25% of patients), and generally not associated with neurological deterioration. Compression of the spinal cord or roots is extremely rare, and probably under-recognized. METHODS: The authors describe three cases of spinal stenosis presenting with neurological signs in long-term dialyzed patients, prospectively collected over 2 years in two different institutions and treated by surgical decompression...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
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