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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108465/outcomes-of-women-and-men-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-treated-with-and-without-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization
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Jacob A Udell, Maria Koh, Feng Qiu, Peter C Austin, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Akshay Bagai, Andrew T Yan, Shaun G Goodman, Jack V Tu, Dennis T Ko
BACKGROUND: Women hospitalized with a non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have worse clinical outcomes compared with men. An early invasive strategy with prompt coronary revascularization may mitigate sex differences in outcomes. However, few contemporary studies have evaluated whether clinical outcomes differ between women and men presenting with ACS treated with an early invasive strategy. METHODS AND RESULTS: A population-based cohort of hospitalized ACS patients who received prompt cardiac catheterization from 2008 to 2011 in Ontario, Canada and followed for up to 2 years was studied...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108065/assessment-of-central-venous-physiology-of-fontan-circulation-using-peripheral-venous-pressure
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Satoshi Masutani, Clara Kurishima, Akiko Yana, Seiko Kuwata, Yoichi Iwamoto, Hirofumi Saiki, Hirotaka Ishido, Hideaki Senzaki
OBJECTIVE: Elevated central venous pressure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after the Fontan operation. The difference between mean circulatory filling pressure and central venous pressure, a driving force of venous return, is important in determining dynamic changes in central venous pressure in response to changes in ventricular properties or loading conditions. Thus, noninvasive central venous pressure and mean circulatory filling pressure estimation may contribute to optimal management in patients undergoing the Fontan operation...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105299/geographic-variation-in-selected-hospital-procedures-and-services-in-the-israeli-health-care-system
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Joseph Mendlovic, Ethel-Sherry Gordon, Ziona Haklai, Jill Meron, Arnon Afek
BACKGROUND: Medical practice variation refers to differences in health service utilization among regions in the same country. It is used as a tool for studying health inequities. In 2011, the OECD launched a Medical Practice Variation Project which examines regional differences within countries and explores the sources of the inter-regional differences. The aim of this study is to examine the patterns and trends in geographic variation for selected health services in Israel. METHODS: The analysis is based on data from the National Hospital Discharges Database (NHDD) of the Israeli Ministry of Health...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104098/urine-cultures-in-hospitalized-geriatric-patients-presenting-with-fever
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Zvi Shimoni, Ruslan Avdiaev, Paul Froom
INTRODUCTION: Urine cultures are commonly ordered in geriatric patients presenting with fever in the emergency department, but it is unclear if indiscriminate urine culture testing is warranted. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected 708 consecutive geriatric patients with a chief complaint of fever to determine the clinical usage (changes in antibiotic therapy according to culture results) and the costs of culturing the urine that included the need for catheterization to obtain a sample for culture and complications from catheterization...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104044/procedural-variations-in-performing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Radhika M Mehta, Manyoo Agarwal, Ikechukwu Ifedili, Wael W Rizk, Rami N Khouzam
Multiple variations exist in performing a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) among various cardiologists. These variations range from the choice of peripheral access artery (radial vs femoral), performance or time of complete angiography including left ventriculography, and nonculprit vessel angiography before or after intervening on the culprit vessel. The reasons for such variations include emphasis on door-to-balloon time, knowledge of cardiac anatomy before proceeding with pPCI, physician expertise, and the level of comfort with radial approach...
February 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103659/-a-case-of-giant-prostate-carcinoma-effectively-treated-with-external-beam-radiation-therapy
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Sohei Kanda, Shintaro Narita, Naoki Komine, Seiichi Kitajima, Misa Yamauchi, Akihiro Sugita, Yutaka Saito, Tomonori Habuchi
We present a case of gigantic prostate tumor in a patient with castration-resistant prostate cancer with successful local control by external-beam radiation therapy. A 71-year-old man was shown to have a prostate specific antigen (PSA)level of 24.5 ng/ml, Gleason 9, cT2N1M1a, prostate adenocarcinoma with an estimated prostate volume of 26.9 g. He achieved a PSA nadir at 4 months after the initial androgen deprivation therapy and was diagnosed with castration-resistant prostate cancer three years later. Eight months after the diagnosis of castration-resistant prostate cancer, he visited our hospital due to urinary retention...
December 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103457/-congenital-heart-disease-in-children-with-down-syndrome-what-has-changed-in-the-last-three-decades
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Filipa Mestre Dias, Susana Cordeiro, Isabel Menezes, Graça Nogueira, Ana Teixeira, Marta Marques, Miguel Abecasis, Rui Anjos
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of Down syndrome has increased in the last 30 years; 55% of these children have congenital heart disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study; clinical data from 1982 to 2013 databases with the diagnosis of Down syndrome or trisomy 21 in a reference hospital in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: to assess the progress in the last three decades of cardiological care given to children with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102920/evaluation-of-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-induced-local-complications-in-pediatrics
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Baraka M R Abusafia, Handan Boztepe
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the local complications in children who had a peripheral intravenous catheter. BACKGROUND: Currently, the insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters occurs in most children that are hospitalized. However, the development of some complications associated with the insertion of these catheters are unavoidable. A significant aspect of nursing care is to ensure the safety of the placement and management of peripheral intravenous catheters in children...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102784/model-systems-for-the-study-of-enterococcal-colonization-and-infection
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H M Sharon Goh, M H Adeline Yong, Kelvin Kian Long Chong, Kimberly A Kline
Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are common inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract, as well as frequent opportunistic pathogens. Enterococci cause a range of infections including, most frequently, infections of the urinary tract, catheterized urinary tract, bloodstream, wounds and surgical sites, and heart valves in endocarditis. Enterococcal infections are often biofilm-associated, polymicrobial in nature, and resistant to antibiotics of last resort. Understanding Enterococcal mechanisms of colonization and pathogenesis are important for identifying new ways to manage and intervene with these infections...
January 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101889/predictors-of-successful-trial-without-catheter-following-acute-urinary-retention-in-benign-prostatic-enlargement-a-single-centre-multivariate-analysis
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Ankur Bansal, Aditi Arora
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the parameters which predict the success or failure of trial without catheter (TWOC) for acute urine retention (AUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 2 188 patients presenting with first episode of AUR were analyzed. All patients underwent catheterization and were started on α-blocker followed by TWOC. Age, baseline American urological association (AUA) score, prostate volume (PV), residual volume of urine (RV) and intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP), prostate specific antigen (PSA) were recorded...
January 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100968/direct-measurement-of-left-atrial-pressure-during-routine-transradial-catheterization
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Faisal Fa'ak, Bahaeddin Shabaneh, George Younis
Left atrial pressure indicates the left ventricular filling pressure in patients who have systolic or diastolic left ventricular dysfunction or valvular heart disease. The use of indirect surrogate methods to determine left atrial pressure has been essential in the modern evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular disease because of the difficulty and inherent risks associated with direct methods (typically the transseptal approach). One method that has been widely used to determine left atrial pressure indirectly is Swan-Ganz catheterization, in which a balloon-flotation technique is applied to measure pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; however, this approach has been associated with several limitations and potential risks...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100360/-end-tidal-pco-2-for-evaluation-of-severity-of-disease-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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X Shi, G L Yang, Y Chen, J Guo, W L Yang, P Yuan, S G Gong, R Jiang, Q H Zhao, L Wang, J He, T X Chen, J M Liu
Objective: To explore the difference in end tidal PCO(2) (P(ET)CO(2)) between idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), and to analyze the correlation between P(ET)CO(2) and the indexes of disease severity in IPAH and CTEPH patients. Methods: Data were retrieved from 68 IPAH patients and 52 CTEPH patients who all had received right-heart catheterization, pulmonary function test and cardiopulmonary exercise testing at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital from October 2011 to October 2014...
January 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100220/effect-of-patient-s-age-on-the-profitability-of-inpatient-cardiac-catheterization-a-contribution-margin-analysis-of-frequently-performed-procedures-over-a-5-year-period
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Gunnar Plehn, Thomas Butz, Petra Maagh, Axel Meissner
BACKGROUND: Due to a continuing age shift in the German society hospital providers are concerned about the additional costs associated with the treatment of elderly patients. It is not clear if cardiac catheterization in aged patients leads to higher resource utilization and if DRG-revenues do compensate for this factor. METHODS: Procedure-related and administrative data of all patients who underwent cardiac catheterization at a tertiary heart center between 2007 and 2011 were collected and analyzed...
January 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100156/transcatheter-embolization-of-type-i-endoleaks-associated-with-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-copolymer
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Assaf Graif, Ansar Z Vance, Mark J Garcia, Kevin T Lie, Michael K McGarry, Daniel A Leung
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcome of transcatheter embolization using ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) of type I endoleaks associated with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. PATIENT POPULATION AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed to identify 8 consecutive patients who had undergone EVOH embolization for type I endoleaks between 2012 and 2015. The primary approach used to access the endoleak was the perigraft technique, where the endoleak itself is catheterized at the anastomotic site...
January 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100054/efficacy-of-silver-hydrophilic-poly-p-xylylene-on-preventing-bacterial-growth-and-biofilm-formation-in-urinary-catheters
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Hamideh Heidari Zare, Viktorija Juhart, Attila Vass, Gerhard Franz, Dieter Jocham
Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), caused by several strains of bacteria, are a common complication for catheterized patients. This may eventually lead to a blockage of the catheter due to the formation of a crystalline or amorphous biofilm. Inhibiting bacteria should result in a longer application time free of complaints. This issue has been investigated using an innovative type of silver-coated catheter with a semipermeable cap layer to prevent CAUTI. In this work, two different types of silver catheters were investigated, both of which were capped with poly(p-xylylene) (PPX-N) and exhibited different surface properties that completely changed their wetting conduct with water...
January 18, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098434/method-for-the-unique-identification-of-hyperelastic-material-properties-using-full-field-measures-application-to-the-passive-myocardium-material-response
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Luigi E Perotti, Aditya V Ponnaluri, Shankarjee Krishnamoorthi, Daniel Balzani, Daniel B Ennis, William S Klug
Quantitative measurement of the material properties (e.g., stiffness) of biological tissues is poised to become a powerful diagnostic tool. There are currently several methods in the literature to estimating material stiffness and we extend this work by formulating a framework that leads to uniquely identified material properties. We design an approach to work with full field displacement data - i.e., we assume the displacement field due to the applied forces is known both on the boundaries and also within the interior of the body of interest - and seek stiffness parameters that lead to balanced internal and external forces in a model...
January 18, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098057/totally-implantable-catheter-migration-and-its-percutaneous-retrieval-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
E Intagliata, F Basile, R Vecchio
Totally subcutaneous intravascular portals have been increasingly used to administer long-term chemotherapy and parental nutrition. The reported complications are rare. Accidental endovascular rupture of a fragment of catheter is one of the most formidable complications of the central vein catheterization. The Authors report a case of deployment of a Port-a-Cath catheter and its percutaneous retrieval. The catheter accidentally detached and migrated from the reservoir of the port-a-cath placed in the left subclavian vein to the right heart cavities through the blood stream...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097649/hospital-variation-in-utilization-of-life-sustaining-treatments-among-patients-with-do-not-resuscitate-orders
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Allan J Walkey, Janice Weinberg, Renda Soylemez Wiener, Colin R Cooke, Peter K Lindenauer
OBJECTIVE: To determine between-hospital variation in interventions provided to patients with do not resuscitate (DNR) orders. DATA SOURCES/SETTING: United States Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, California State Inpatient Database. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including hospitalized patients aged 40 and older with potential indications for invasive treatments: in-hospital cardiac arrest (indication for CPR), acute respiratory failure (mechanical ventilation), acute renal failure (hemodialysis), septic shock (central venous catheterization), and palliative care...
January 18, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095921/papillary-fibroelastoma-of-the-aortic-valve-presenting-with-chronic-angina-and-acute-stroke-a-case-report
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Fan Zhang, Ziqiang Zhu, Gautham K Upadhya, Jiankun Tong, Vlad Gotlieb, Abdullah Khan, Rakesh P Gupta
BACKGROUND: Papillary fibroelastomas are rare, benign cardiac tumors that are often found on cardiac valvular surfaces. Most are incidental discoveries during surgery or autopsy. The clinical presentation of fibroelastoma varies widely, ranging from clinically asymptomatic to severe thromboembolic events. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of 65-year-old white man diagnosed with scattered, bilateral acute cerebral hemisphere infarcts with a history of chronic angina...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092913/umbilical-venous-catheter-malposition-is-associated-with-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-premature-infants
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Mustafa Sulemanji, Khashayar Vakili, David Zurakowski, Wayne Tworetzky, Steven J Fishman, Heung Bae Kim
OBJECTIVE: The etiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains elusive despite known associations with several factors, including intestinal ischemia related to the effects of umbilical arterial catheterization on the mesenteric circulation. However, the role of the mesenteric venous circulation has yet to be studied as a potential cause of NEC. We examined the association between umbilical venous catheter (UVC) position and the development of NEC in premature infants. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was performed to examine the effect of UVC on portosystemic shunting via the ductus venosus (DV) and its potential role in NEC...
January 17, 2017: Neonatology
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