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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/29346145/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-ultrasound-on-venous-and-arterial-ulcers-a-focused-review
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Steven J Kavros, Robert Coronado
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the use of ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of venous and arterial ulcers. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to: ABSTRACT: To review the diagnostic and therapeutic use of ultrasound on venous and arterial ulcers...
February 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341996/retinal-arterio-arterial-collaterals-in-susac-syndrome
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Robert A Egan, Guy Jirawuthiworavong, Norah S Lincoff, John J Chen, Courtney E Francis, Jacqueline A Leavitt
BACKGROUND: The ophthalmic findings of Susac syndrome (SS) consist of visual field defects related to branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO), and fluorescein angiography (FA) reveals a unique staining pattern. To date, retinal arterial collateral development has been described only in a single patient. Given that the immunopathological process in SS induces retinal ischemia, it is conceivable that abnormal blood vessel development may occur in affected individuals. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337042/endovascular-recanalization-for-nonmalignant-obstruction-of-the-inferior-vena-cava
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Young Erben, Haraldur Bjarnason, Gudrun L Oladottir, Robert D McBane, Peter Gloviczki
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes of endovascular recanalization of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and iliac veins with long-standing chronic venous obstruction caused by nonmalignant disease. METHODS: Medical records for 66 patients who underwent endovascular recanalization of the IVC with or without iliac veins from January 2001 to December 2014 at our medical center were retrospectively reviewed. Primary outcomes included morbidity and mortality; secondary outcomes included primary, primary assisted, and secondary patency and resolution of symptoms...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336850/microvenous-reflux-in-the-skin-of-limbs-with-superficial-venous-incompetence
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Darshna Govind, Kate N Thomas, Brigid G Hill, Andre M van Rij
This study investigated whether microvenous reflux can be detected in limbs with chronic venous disease using superb microvascular imaging (SMI) and colour Doppler imaging. Participants with venous disease (limbs, n = 26) and without venous disease (limbs, n = 10) were studied. The skin in the medial gaiter region was imaged using both SMI and colour Doppler to identify reflux in the small vessels in response to distal augmentation. The diameters and depths of responsive vessels were measured. In limbs with venous disease, reflux in response to provocation was visualised with SMI in a greater number of vessels (12/26 versus 4/26) and smaller vessels than with colour Doppler...
January 11, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329680/correlation-of-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-potential-biomarkers
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Seema Singh, S K Verma, Santosh Kumar, M K Ahmad, Anuradha Nischal, S K Singh, R K Dixit
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a non-specific inflammation, which involves the airways, lung parenchyma and pulmonary vessels. The inflammation causes the activation of inflammatory cells and the release of various inflammatory mediators such as interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a). The present study was designed to assess the serum cytokines [Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)] levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and they were correlated with severity of disease by spirometric measurements...
January 9, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329662/a-summation-analysis-of-compliance-and-complications-of-compression-hosiery-for-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease-or-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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Hadyn K N Kankam, Chung S Lim, Francesca Fiorentino, Alun H Davies, Manj S Gohel
OBJECTIVES: Compression stockings are commonly prescribed for patients with a range of venous disorders, but are difficult to don and uncomfortable to wear. This study aimed to investigate compliance and complications of compression stockings in patients with chronic venous disease (CVD) and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). METHODS: A literature search of the following databases was carried out: MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE (via OvidSP, 1974 to present), and CINAHL (via EBSCOhost)...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326812/endovascular-laser-treatment-of-incompetent-saphenous-veins-using-the-1470%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser-and-radial-fiber
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Georgios Vourliotakis, Georgios Sahsamanis, Paschalis Evagelidis, Christina Aivatidi
Objectives: To assess the technical success, complications, and patients' quality of life (QoL) after treatment of chronic venous disease (CVD) using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser. Methods: A total of 170 patients with chronic venous disease, classified as C2 to C4 according to CEAP classification, were treated for incompetent greater (GSV) and small (SSV) saphenous veins, using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser and application of tumescent anesthesia. Additional phlebectomies were performed through stab microincisions, while 11 patients further underwent sclerotherapy intraoperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323198/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-brain-mri-ischemic-lesions-in-neurologically-asymtomatic-patients
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Wilma Barcellini, Elisa Scola, Silvia Lanfranconi, Marika Grottaroli, Francesca Binda, Bruno Fattizzo, Anna Zaninoni, Gloria Valcamonica, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Carla Boschetti, Massimiliano Buoli, Carlo Alfredo Altamura, Nereo Bresolin, Fabio Triulzi, Alberto Zanella, Agostino Cortelezzi
This study investigated for the first time brain ischemic involvement in 19 consecutive neurologically asymptomatic PNH patients by non-enhanced cerebral MRI, and by intracranial arterial and venous angio-MRI. Eleven cases (58%, 7 aged <65) showed pathological findings: 9 white matter (WM) abnormalities related to chronic ischemic small vessel disease, 2 a focal abnormality >5 mm, and 5 cases a score >4 by the age-related white matter changes (ARWMC) scale. Compared with age and sex-matched controls (1:2 ratio), patients showed an increased frequency of periventricular WM vascular degeneration (32% versus 5...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318219/extending-metformin-use-in-diabetic-kidney-disease-a-pharmacokinetic-study%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-stage-4-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ajith Munasinghe Dissanayake, Mark Christopher Wheldon, Jafar Ahmed, Christopher John Hood
Introduction: Metformin use in advanced chronic kidney disease is controversial. This study sought to examine the pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of low-dose metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes and stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Methods: In this open-label, phase I trial, 3 consecutive cohorts (1, 2, and 3) of 6 patients each were recruited to receive 250-, 500-, or 1000-mg once-daily doses of metformin, respectively. All patients underwent a first-dose pharmacokinetic profile and weekly trough metformin concentrations for the duration of 4 weeks of daily therapy...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317911/a-quality-assurance-investigation-of-clabsi-events-are-there-exceptions-to-never
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Samantha Strickler, Rohit R Gupta, John T Doucette, Roopa Kohli-Seth
Background: In the USA, central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) have been designated as 'never events', prompting initiatives towards a 'zero CLABSIs' standard. We propose that there are cascading risk factors predisposing certain patient cohorts to higher CLABSIs rates. Methods: A retrospective review of all CLABSI infections over a 12-month period was undertaken. Risk factors examined included catheter type, insertion site and parenteral nutrition (PN) status...
January 2018: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316215/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-inflammation-driven-thrombosis
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Georg Obermayer, Taras Afonyushkin, Christoph J Binder
Thrombosis is the defining feature of the most prevalent causes of cardiovascular mortality, such as myocardial infarction, stroke and pulmonary artery embolism. While platelet activation as well as activation of the plasmatic coagulation system are the hallmarks of thrombus formation, inflammatory processes and the cellular responses involved are increasingly recognized as critical modulators of thrombosis. In the context of many chronic inflammatory diseases that are associated with a high thrombotic risk, oxidized lipoproteins represent a prominent sterile trigger of inflammation...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311469/-sex-differences-of-the-inflammatory-mediator-level-at-the-time-of-itch-onset-in-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease
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Yasushi Takai, Keiichi Hiramoto, Yoshiyuki Nishimura, Kazuya Ooi
 This study investigated the sex differences of the inflammatory mediator level at the time of itch onset in patients with chronic venous disease (CVD). Twenty-seven CVD patients (nineteen women, eight men) and nine healthy controls (five women, four men) participated. CVD-associated itching was observed in both men and women. Before sclerotherapy, both sexes had elevations in several itch-related mediators. Among these, women had significantly higher tryptase, whereas men had significantly higher β-endorphin and adrenocorticotropic hormone...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308756/-establishment-of-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-early-warning-score-in-patients-with-severe-trauma-and-its-clinical-significance-a-multicenter-study
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Wenjuan Huang, Song Qin, Yu Sun, Shangqi Yin, Xia Fan, Qi Huang, Tao Chen, Huaping Liang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the risk factors of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in severe trauma patients, put forward a new warning scoring system of MODS, and to provide a more accurate scoring method for doctors to judge the clinical condition and prognosis of patients. METHODS: Clinical data of 342 patients with severe trauma admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College and Daping Hospital of the Third Military Medical University from January 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2016 were retrospectively analyzed...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303902/rhabdomyolysis-in-a-tertiary-picu-a-10-year-study
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Ben Gelbart, Renata DeMarco, Alexander David Hussey, Siva P Namachivayam, Rosemary McRae, Catherine Quinlan, Trevor Duke
OBJECTIVES: Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder of muscle breakdown. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of rhabdomyolysis in children admitted to a PICU and to assess the relationship between peak creatinine kinase and mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in children admitted to the PICU with rhabdomyolysis between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2014. Demographic, clinical, and outcome data were recorded. Outcomes were analyzed by level of peak creatinine kinase value (0-10,000, 10,001-50,000, > 50,000IU/L)...
January 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301288/use-of-pleuroperitoneal-shunt-in-chylothorax-related-to-central-line-associated-thrombosis-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Elizabeth Spiwak, Chad Wiesenauer, Arun Panigrahi, Ashok Raj
Central vein thrombosis as a cause of chylothorax is uncommon, and in a few cases in the literature was related to thrombotic complications of central venous access devices (CVAD). Superior vena cava (SVC) occlusion-induced chylothorax has been described in adult sickle cell disease (SCD) in a setting of chronic indwelling CVAD. There are limited reports on chylothorax induced by central venous thrombosis secondary to chronic CVAD in children with SCD. We describe an 8-year-old male patient, with a history of SCD, maintained on long term erythrocytapheresis for primary prevention of stroke, and whose clinical course was complicated by chylothorax which was successfully treated with a pleuroperitoneal shunt...
January 2, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290601/the-initial-report-on-1-year-outcomes-of-the-feasibility-study-of-the-veniti-vici-venous-stent-in-symptomatic-iliofemoral-venous-obstruction
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Mahmood Razavi, William Marston, Stephen Black, Dana Bentley, Peter Neglén
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a dedicated venous stent (the VICI VENOUS STENT; VENITI, Fremont, Calif) for treatment of symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction. METHODS: Thirty patients (24 female; median age, 43 years) were enrolled in the feasibility phase of an international, multicenter investigational device exemption trial from June 2014 to February 2015. All patients exhibited unilateral venous disease with ≥50% stenosis in the iliofemoral veins...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288961/understanding-the-direction-of-the-relationship-between-white-matter-hyperintensities-of-vascular-origin-sleep-quality-and-chronic-kidney-disease-results-from-the-atahualpa-project
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Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera
OBJECTIVE: The burden of cerebral small vessel disease, sleep disorders, and chronic kidney disease is on the rise in remote rural settings. However, information on potential links between these conditions is limited. We aimed to assess the relationships between these conditions in community-dwelling older adults living in rural Ecuador. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years were offered a brain MRI. A venous blood sample was obtained for serum creatinine determination...
December 24, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285598/diagnosis-of-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Morgane Van Wettere, Onorina Bruno, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Valérie Vilgrain, Maxime Ronot
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is defined by clinical and laboratory signs associated with partial or complete impairment of hepatic venous drainage in the absence of right heart failure or constrictive pericarditis. Primary BCS is the most frequent type and is a complication of hypercoagulable states, in particular myeloproliferative neoplasms. Secondary BCS involves tumor invasion or extrinsic compression. Most patients present with chronic BCS including a non-cirrhotic, dysmorphic, chronic liver disease with various degrees of fibrosis deposition...
December 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283057/advanced-strategies-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-heart-failure-when-heart-failure-causes-ischemia-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-and-betablockers-helps-in-diuresis
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Thach Nguyen, Nguyen Van Lanh, Vo Minh Viet, Lam Hoang Phuc, Trung N Pham, Khanh Duong, Luke Ashwin Lawrence, Vien T Truong, Gianluca Rigatelli
In the diagnosis and management of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and chronic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction or heart failure (HF), there are many uncertainties because of the non-specificity of the symptoms and signs of HF. Usually, severe CAD causes LV dysfunction. However, not rarely, LV dysfunction is the cause or aggravation of ischemia to many subsets of patients with or without CAD. In this article, the care of patients with CAD with LV dysfunction, along with the challenges of diagnosing asymptomatic HF and the criteria for monitoring success are presented...
December 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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