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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904980/a-resolved-two-way-coupled-cfd-6-dof-approach-for-predicting-embolus-transport-and-the-embolus-trapping-efficiency-of-ivc-filters
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Kenneth I Aycock, Robert L Campbell, Keefe B Manning, Brent A Craven
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are medical devices designed to provide a mechanical barrier to the passage of emboli from the deep veins of the legs to the heart and lungs. Despite decades of development and clinical use, IVC filters still fail to prevent the passage of all hazardous emboli. The objective of this study is to (1) develop a resolved two-way computational model of embolus transport, (2) provide verification and validation evidence for the model, and (3) demonstrate the ability of the model to predict the embolus-trapping efficiency of an IVC filter...
November 30, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886952/complex-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval-complicated-by-migration-of-filter-fragment-into-the-aorta-and-subsequent-distal-embolization
#2
Erica M Knavel, Michael A Woods, Mark G Kleedehn, Orhan S Ozkan, Paul F Laeseke
In 2005, a 48-year-old man with a spinal cord injury had an inferior vena cava filter placed for recurrent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. He was referred for filter retrieval after a computed tomography scan demonstrated caval stenosis and 2 fractured filter arms, 1 in a pulmonary artery and 1 penetrating into the retroperitoneum and impinging on the aorta. During retrieval, 1 arm was inadvertently advanced into the aorta, and embolization of the arm occurred to the left profunda femoris artery...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878663/prevention-and-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-solid-brain-neoplasms-results-of-a-survey-among-italian-physicians
#3
Nicola Mumoli, Stefano Barco, Marco Cei, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Mauro Campanini, Andrea Fontanella, Walter Ageno, Francesco Dentali
The decision concerning the introduction of primary and secondary prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with solid brain neoplasms and brain metastases is often challenging due to the concomitant increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage and to limited evidence from available literature. A standardized questionnaire composed of nine multiple-choice questions regarding primary VTE prevention in non-surgical patients during high-risk conditions and VTE secondary prevention in patients with a solid brain neoplasm or cerebral metastases was sent via electronic mail to all the members (n = 2420) of the Italian Federation of the Internal Medicine Hospital Executives' Associations (FADOI) in June 2015...
November 23, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873159/are-too-many-inferior-vena-cava-filters-used-controversial-evidences-in-different-clinical-settings-a-narrative-review
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Michele Dalla Vestra, Elisabetta Grolla, Luca Bonanni, Raffaele Pesavento
The use of inferior vena cava filters to prevent pulmonary embolism is increasing mainly because of indications that appear to be unclearly codified and recommended. The evidence supporting this approach is often heterogeneous, and mainly based on observational studies and consensus opinions, while the insertion of an IVC filter exposes patients to the risk of complications and increases health care costs. Thus, several proposed indications for an IVC filter placement remain controversial. We attempt to review the proof on the efficacy and safety of IVC filters in several "special" clinical settings, and assess the robustness of the available evidence for any specific indication to place an IVC filter...
November 21, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858894/preoperative-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-scheduled-for-spinal-surgery
#5
Le Liu, Yan-Bin Liu, Jian-Min Sun, Hai-Feng Hou, Chen Liang, Tao Li, Heng-Tao Qi
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its risk factors in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) before spinal surgery are poorly understood. We investigated this association with a retrospective cross-sectional study. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The study cohort consisted of all consecutive patients with CSM who were scheduled for spinal surgery at our institution from 2013 to 2015. DVT was defined as an intraluminal filling defect in a lower extremity vein identified by Doppler ultrasonography...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847069/embolization-of-inferior-vena-cava-filter-tyne-and-right-ventricular-perforation-a-cardiac-missile
#6
Thomas Ollila, Syed Naeem, Athena Poppas, George McKendall, Afshin Ehsan
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device placed in patients with proven pulmonary embolism or those with risk of embolization. Although many IVC filters are designed for removal after patient recovery, in many instances they are never retrieved. We present a case of a 22-year-old woman who underwent placement of an IVC filter as a prophylactic measure following a C-6 spinal injury that rendered her a quadriplegic. A tyne from the filter later fractured and embolized to the right ventricle, leading to perforation and subsequent large symptomatic pericardial effusion...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833068/cost-benefit-analysis-of-establishing-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter-clinic
#7
Joshua D Dowell, Summit H Shah, Kyle J Cooper, Vedat Yıldız, Xueliang Pan
PURPOSE: Adverse events associated with retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) have generated an increased interest in improving IVCF retrieval rates to improve patient safety and quality care. This study aims to demonstrate the cost-benefit of implementing an IVCF clinic to improve patient care in an institution in the United States. METHODS: An IVCF clinic was established at a single institution in September 2012 and for ten months referring physicians were contacted to facilitate retrieval when appropriate...
November 11, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821396/morphine-induced-hearing-loss
#8
Leire Leache, Irene Aquerreta, Libe Moraza, Ana Ortega
PURPOSE: A case of severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss associated with oral morphine is reported. SUMMARY: A 52-year-old Spanish man was admitted to the intensive care unit with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3, a fever, and sudden hearing loss with tinnitus in both ears. His medical history included type 2 diabetes mellitus, depression, sleep disorder, and hypertension. The patient also had pyelonephritis in 2011 and pulmonary embolism in 2014, requiring the placement of an inferior vena cava filter and chronic anticoagulation...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811236/a-multidisciplinary-quality-improvement-program-increases-the-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval-rate
#9
John P Winters, Christopher S Morris, Chris E Holmes, Patricia Lewis, Anant D Bhave, Kenneth E Najarian, Joseph T Shields, William Charash, Mary Cushman
Published reports indicate low retrieval rates for retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. We performed a historic-controlled study of a 5-year intervention (March 2007 to February 2012) to improve IVC filter retrieval at a university medical center serving a rural area. All adults with a retrievable filter placed were included, except those with a life expectancy <6 months. The intervention included initial verbal counseling and printed educational materials, correspondence after discharge, and a hematology consultation...
November 2, 2016: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806165/a-measured-approach-to-vena-cava-filter-use-respect-rather-than-regret
#10
Michael R Jaff, John Kaufman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801505/role-of-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-transplant-patients
#11
Joshua D Dowell, Jordan Castle, Jesse Spinner, Sylvester Black
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the selection, use, and risks of permanent and retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) in patients who have undergone organ transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single center retrospective review of 35 patients who had an IVCF placed following organ transplantation. Patient demographics, IVCF indication and eligibility for retrieval were reviewed. Computed tomography (CT) studies showing the filter (n=22) were evaluated independently for IVCF adverse effects...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793623/bundling-of-reimbursement-for-inferior-vena-cava-filter-placement-resulted-in-significantly-decreased-utilization-between-2012-and-2014
#12
Roan J Glocker, Matthew J TerBush, Elaine L Hill, Joseph J Guido, Adam Doyle, Jennifer L Ellis, Kathleen Raman, Gary R Morrow, Michael C Stoner
BACKGROUND: On January 1, 2012, reimbursement for inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) became bundled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This resulted in ICVF placement (CPT code 37191) now yielding 4.71 relative value units (RVUs), a decrease from 15.6 RVUs for placement and associated procedures (CPT codes 37620, 36010, 75825-26, 75940-26). Our hypothesis was that IVCF utilization would decrease in response to this change as other procedures had done once they had become bundled...
October 25, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771319/commentary-on-retrievable-inferior-cava-filters-in-trauma-patients-prevalence-and-management-of-thrombus-within-the-filter
#13
R S M Davies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766049/management-of-venous-thromboembolism-an-update
#14
Siavash Piran, Sam Schulman
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which constitutes pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, is a common disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Landmark trials have shown that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are as effective as conventional anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in prevention of VTE recurrence and associated with less bleeding. This has paved the way for the recently published guidelines to change their recommendations in favor of DOACs in acute and long-term treatment of VTE in patients without cancer...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765561/impact-of-parkinson-s-disease-on-perioperative-complications-and-hospital-cost-in-multilevel-spine-fusion-a-population-based-analysis
#15
Shearwood McClelland, Joseph F Baker, Justin S Smith, Breton G Line, Thomas J Errico, Christopher P Ames, R Shay Bess
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder manifesting over time to result in reduced mobility. The impact of PD on spinal fusion has yet to be addressed on a nationwide level. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2001 to 2012 was used for analysis. Admissions with spinal fusion of two or more vertebrae (ICD-9 codes=81.62, 81.63 and 81.64) were included and then stratified based on the presence or absence of PD (ICD-9 code=332.0); patients with cancer (ICD-9 codes=140-239) or trauma (ICD-9 codes=805...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751714/outcomes-of-stent-placement-for-chronic-occlusion-of-a-filter-bearing-inferior-vena-cava-in-patients-with-severe-post-thrombotic-syndrome
#16
K Ye, X Lu, W Li, M Yin, X Liu, J Qin, G Liu, M Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the technical aspects and short-term clinical results of stent placement for chronic occlusion of a filter-bearing inferior vena cava (IVC) in patients with severe post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 24 patients with severe PTS associated with occlusion of a filter-bearing IVC treated by stent placement was conducted at a single institution from January 2010 to December 2014. Patient-reported quality of life and limb Villalta scores were evaluated before and after treatment by questionnaire and clinical examination, respectively...
October 14, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749357/contemporary-thromboprophylaxis-of-trauma-patients
#17
Philbert Y Van, Martin A Schreiber
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The traumatically injured patient is at high risk for developing venous thromboembolism. Clinical practice guidelines developed by the American College of Chest Physicians and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma recognize the importance of initiating thromboprophylaxis, but the guidelines lack specific recommendations regarding the timing and dose of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis. We review the literature regarding initiation of thromboprophylaxis in different injuries, the use of inferior vena cava filters, laboratory monitoring, dosing regimens, and the use of antiplatelet therapy...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744008/design-of-experiments-approach-to-improving-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval-rates
#18
Mina S Makary, Summit H Shah, Shantanu Warhadpande, Ivan G Vargas, James Sarbinoff, Joshua D Dowell
PURPOSE: The association of retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) with adverse events has led to increased interest in prompt retrieval, particularly in younger patients given the progressive nature of these complications over time. This study takes a design-of-experiments (DOE) approach to investigate methods to best improve filter retrieval rates, with a particular focus on younger (<60 years) patients. METHODS: A DOE approach was executed in which combinations of variables were tested to best improve retrieval rates...
October 12, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729265/laser-assisted-removal-of-embedded-vena-cava-filters-a-5-year-first-in-human-study
#19
William T Kuo, Justin I Odegaard, Jarrett K Rosenberg, Lawrence V Hofmann
BACKGROUND: Many patients are subjected to the potential risks and morbidity associated with an indwelling IVC filter when standard methods fail to remove the filter. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the excimer laser-sheath technique for removing embedded IVC filters. METHODS: Over a 5-year period, 251 consecutive patients undergoing laser-assisted filter retrieval were prospectively enrolled. There were 103 men and 148 women (mean:46 years, range:15-82)...
October 8, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722126/venous-thromboembolism-in-pediatric-patients-a-single-institution-experience-in-korea
#20
Hyoung Soo Choi, Chang Won Choi, Heon Min Kim, Hye Won Park
BACKGROUND: While venous thromboembolism (VTE) is uncommon, its incidence is increasing in children. We aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and outcome of pediatric VTE cases at a single tertiary hospital in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of consecutive pediatric VTE patients admitted to the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between April 2003 and March 2016. RESULTS: Among 70,462 hospitalizations, 25 pediatric VTE cases were identified (3...
September 2016: Blood Research
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