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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419573/impella-2-5-initiated-prior-to-unprotected-left-main-pci-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock-improves-early-survival
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Perwaiz M Meraj, Rajkumar Doshi, Theodore Schreiber, Brijeshwar Maini, William W O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: To assess post-procedural outcomes when Impella 2.5 percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) support is initiated either prior to or after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) culprit lesion in the context of acute myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock (AMICS). BACKGROUND: Initiation of Impella 2.5 pLVAD prior to PCI is associated with significant survival benefit in the setting of AMICS...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419013/standardizing-best-nursing-practice-for-implanted-ports-applying-evidence-based-professional-guidelines-to-prevent-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections
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Susanne B Conley, Paula Buckley, Lisa Magarace, Candace Hsieh, Lillian Vitale Pedulla
Nearly 3 million central vascular access devices (CVADs) are used in the United States each year. These devices are an important advance in health care and essential to oncology patients. However, CVADs are the most frequent cause of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). CLABSI can be prevented when evidence-based practices are followed consistently over time. Professional organizations establish valid standards and guidelines to guide CVAD practice. This article identifies strategies implemented at a comprehensive ambulatory cancer center to integrate professional evidence-based standards and guidelines for implanted port care into nursing practice at the point of care...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406385/retrospective-chart-review-of-hospitalizations-and-costs-associated-with-the-treatment-of-adults-with-philadelphia-negative-b-cell-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-belgium
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Johan Maertens, Carlos Graux, Dimitri Breems, Violaine Havelange, Sebastian Wittnebel, Daniëlle Strens, Caroline Hoefkens
OBJECTIVES: To quantify hospitalizations and costs among adults with Philadelphia-negative relapsed or refractory (R/R) B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who received current salvage chemotherapies in Belgium. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients aged ≥18 years and hospitalized between 2005 and 2015 for Ph-negative R/R B-cell ALL. Data were collected from the index date (first diagnosis of R/R ALL) until death or loss to follow-up...
April 13, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377189/outcomes-of-hemodynamic-support-with-impella-in-very-high-risk-patients-undergoing-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-results-from-the-global-cvad-registry
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Vikas Singh, Pradeep K Yadav, Marvin H Eng, Francisco Yuri Macedo, Guilherme V Silva, Rodrigo Mendirichaga, Amit P Badiye, Rahul Sakhuja, Sammy Elmariah, Ignacio Inglessis, Carlos E Alfonso, Theodore L Schreiber, Mauricio Cohen, Igor Palacios, William W O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Reports on the role of hemodynamic support devices in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction undergoing balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) are limited. METHODS: Patients were identified from the cVAD registry, an ongoing multicenter voluntary registry at selected sites in North America that have used Impella in >10 patients. RESULTS: A total of 116 patients with AS who underwent BAV with Impella support were identified...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373261/how-we-treat-central-venous-access-device-related-upper-extremity-dvt
#5
Anita Rajasekhar, Michael B Streiff
Central venous access device (CVAD)-related thrombosis (CRT) is a common complication among patients requiring central venous access as part of their medical care. Complications of CRT include pulmonary embolism, recurrent deep venous thrombosis, loss of central venous access and post-thrombotic syndrome. Patient, device and treatment-related factors can influence the risk of CRT. Despite numerous randomized controlled trials, the clinical benefit of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis for prevention of CRT remains to be established...
April 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353488/management-of-central-venous-access-device-associated-skin-impairment-an-evidence-based-algorithm
#6
Daphne Broadhurst, Nancy Moureau, Amanda J Ullman
Patients relying on central venous access devices (CVADs) for treatment are frequently complex. Many have multiple comorbid conditions, including renal impairment, nutritional deficiencies, hematologic disorders, or cancer. These conditions can impair the skin surrounding the CVAD insertion site, resulting in an increased likelihood of skin damage when standard CVAD management practices are employed. Supported by the World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA), developed an evidence- and consensus-based algorithm to improve CVAD-associated skin impairment (CASI) identification and diagnosis, guide clinical decision-making, and improve clinician confidence in managing CASI...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281287/application-of-a-lumped-parameter-model-to-study-the-feasibility-of-simultaneous-implantation-of-a-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-device-vad-and-a-pulsatile-flow-vad-in-bivad-patients
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Libera Fresiello, Paolo Guccione, Alessandra Toscano, Antonio Amodeo
The aim of this work is to develop and test a lumped parameter model of the cardiovascular system to simulate the simultaneous use of pulsatile (P) and continuous flow (C) ventricular assist devices (VADs) on the same patient. Echocardiographic and hemodynamic data of five pediatric patients undergoing VAD implantation were retrospectively collected and used to simulate the patients' baseline condition with the numerical model. Once the baseline hemodynamic was reproduced for each patient, the following assistance modalities were simulated: (a) CVAD assisting the right ventricle and PVAD assisting the left ventricle (RCF + LPF), (b) CVAD assisting the left ventricle and PVAD assisting the right ventricle (LCF + RPF)...
March 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248811/efficacy-of-reducing-alteplase-dose-to-restore-patency-in-nonhemodialysis-central-vascular-access-devices
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Ann Plohal, Krishna Schiller
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are preventable through vigilant and thorough care. When CLABSIs occurred at a facility in Southwest Arizona, the root cause analysis discovered that declotting agents, such as alteplase, were not given routinely when nonhemodialysis (non-HD) central vascular access devices (CVADs) lacked blood return. A PICO question was developed that guided the review of literature and central line care standards of practice: In the adult patients with non-HD central lines, what medications are currently recommended to restore patency? As a result of this project, our facility instituted a new protocol using a reduced dose of alteplase to restore patency to non-HD CVADs...
March 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245387/-clinical-analysis-of-153-cases-of-refractory-relapsed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Dan-Dan Zou, Bo Guo, Peng Yin, Ye Tian, Hong-Li Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features and treatment methods of refractory/relapsed diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, and to explore the curative effect and the main factors affecting prognosis. METHODS: Clinical data of 1043 cases of DLBCL in our hospital from January 2008 to April 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, then the clinical data of 153 patients with refractory/relapsed lymphoma were selected and analyzed for determing the relationship of the related factors with therapeutic effect and prognosis...
February 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238580/concurrent-central-venous-stent-and-central-venous-access-device-placement-does-not-compromise-stent-patency-or-catheter-function-in-patients-with-malignant-central-venous-obstruction
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Katherine Clark, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Shilpa N Reddy, Benjamin J Shin, Gregory J Nadolski, Timothy W Clark, Scott O Trerotola
PURPOSE: To determine if concurrent placement of a central venous stent (CVS) and central venous access device (CVAD) compromises stent patency or catheter function in patients with malignant central venous obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CVS placement for symptomatic stenosis resulting from malignant compression was performed in 33 consecutive patients who were identified retrospectively over a 10-year period; 28 (85%) patients had superior vena cava syndrome, and 5 (15%) had arm swelling...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154086/hyper-cvad-epratuzumab-as-salvage-regimen-for-younger-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-cd22-precursor-b-cell-all
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Patrice Chevallier, Sylvain Chantepie, Francoise Huguet, Emmanuel Raffoux, Xavier Thomas, Thibaut Leguay, Tony Marchand, Francoise Isnard, Aude Charbonnier, Sébastien Maury, Maria-Pilar Gallego-Hernanz, Nelly Robillard, Thierry Guillaume, Pierre Peterlin, Alice Garnier, Fanny Rialland, Claire Le Houerou, David M Goldenberg, William A Wegener, Marie-C Béné, Hervé Dombret
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February 2, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144088/outcomes-cost-comparison-and-patient-satisfaction-during-long-term-central-venous-access-in-cancer-patients-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-cancer-institute-in-south-india
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K Govind Babu, M C Suresh Babu, D Lokanatha, Gita R Bhat
INTRODUCTION: Prolonged treatment, frequent administration of chemotherapy, antibiotics and blood products in cancer patients requires long term venous access. Central venous catheters (CVC) inserted into the subclavian vein or internal jugular vein, peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) and chemoport (CP) are the commonly used central venous access devices (CVAD). AIM: This study was envisaged to review our experience of CVADs over a one year period and analyze the outcome with regard to catheter life, reasons for removal, complications, patient satisfaction and cost comparison between the CVAD types in the Indian setting...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132565/a-blended-learning-approach-to-teaching-cvad-care-and-maintenance
#13
Karen Hainey, Linda J Kelly, Audrey Green
Nurses working within both acute and primary care settings are required to care for and maintain central venous access devices (CVADs). To support these nurses in practice, a higher education institution and local health board developed and delivered CVAD workshops, which were supported by a workbook and competency portfolio. Following positive evaluation of the workshops, an electronic learning (e-learning) package was also introduced to further support this clinical skill in practice. To ascertain whether this blended learning approach to teaching CVAD care and maintenance prepared nurses for practice, the learning package was evaluated through the use of electronic questionnaires...
January 26, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025826/concurrent-use-of-continuous-and-pulsatile-flow-ventricular-assist-device-on-a-fontan-patient-a-simulation-study
#14
Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Antonio Amodeo
The aim of this work is to develop and test a lumped parameter model of the cardiovascular system to simulate the concurrent use of pulsatile (PVAD) and continuous flow (CVAD) ventricular assist device (VAD) on Fontan patients. Echocardiographic and hemodynamic data of five Fontan patients were retrospectively collected and used to simulate the patients' baseline hemodynamics. Then, for each patient, the following assistance modality was simulated for the cavopulmonary and the single ventricle (SV): (a) CVAD for cavopulmonary assistance (RCF) and PVAD assisting the SV (LCF) (RPF + LCF), (b) CVAD assisting SV and PVAD for cavopulmonary assistance (LPF + RCF)...
January 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009447/modified-cvad-and-modified-cbad-compared-to-high-dose-cyclophosphamide-for-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Suzanne C Gettys, Alison Gulbis, Kaci Wilhelm, Koji Sasaki, Yvonne Dinh, Gabriela Rondon, Muzaffar H Qazilbash
BACKGROUND: The optimal regimen for peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) mobilization in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HCT) has not been established. Experience at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center suggests in addition to single-agent cyclophosphamide (Cy), modified cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone (mCVAD), and modified cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone (mCBAD) may be successful chemomobilization regimens...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988194/hyper-cvad-compared-with-bfm-like-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-retrospective-single-center-analysis
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Jean El-Cheikh, Imane El Dika, Radwan Massoud, Maya Charafeddine, Rami Mahfouz, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Ali Bazarbachi
BACKGROUND: Several induction regimens have been developed for treatment of adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, only a few prospective randomized trials have directly compared these regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this report, we retrospectively evaluated the outcome of 62 adult ALL patients treated with either hyper-CVAD (hyper fractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone; n = 38) or a BFM (Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster)-like regimen (n = 24) between November 2000 and January 2016 at the American university of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon...
March 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970300/tct-136-outcomes-of-hemodynamic-support-with-impella-in-very-high-risk-patients-undergoing-balloon-aortic-aortic-valvuloplasty-results-from-the-global-cvad-registry
#17
Pradeep Yadav, Vikas Singh, Marvin Eng, Francisco MacEdo, Guilherme Silva, Andrew Rassi, Rodrigo Mendirichaga, Carlos Alfonso, Mauricio Cohen, Igor Palacios, William O'Neill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970292/tct-127-prior-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-and-hemodynamically-supported-high-risk-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-observations-from-the-protect-ii-randomized-trial-and-the-cvad-registry
#18
David Shavelle, Neel Kapasi, Subhash Banerjee, Theodore Schreiber, William O'Neill, Jeffrey Popma, Ray Matthews
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970286/tct-121-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock-insights-from-the-cvad-registry
#19
Mir Basir, Akshay Khandelwal, Simon Dixon, Jeffrey Moses, Brijeshwar Maini, Cindy Grines, Theodore Schreiber, E Magnus Ohman, William O'Neill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969582/tct-24-global-cvad-registry-a-global-initiative-in-percutaneous-circulatory-support-from-the-cvad-steering-committee-on-behalf-of-all-cvad-investigators
#20
Brijeshwar Maini, Jeffrey Moses, Simon Dixon, Mark Anderson, William Lombardi, Jacob Eifer Møller, Jose Henriques, Andreas Schafer, Theodore Schreiber, E Magnus Ohman, William O'Neill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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