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cephalic vein thromboembolism

Angelo Placci, Maria Mattioli, Maria Francesca Notarangelo, Gianluca Gonzi, Marco Zardini
Venous thrombosis after pacemaker implant is a known, although often underrecognized condition that can challenge system revision or upgrading, leading occasionally to thromboembolic complications. Several factors are considered to promote thrombus formation. Among them, alteration of blood flow mechanics due to the presence of catheters in the vessel lumen may itself play a pivotal role. Hereby we present the case of a 65-year old men who underwent a dual-chamber pacemaker implant in another institute for sick sinus syndrome by means of left cephalic venous access...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Marco Cascella, Daniela Viscardi, Francesca Bifulco, Arturo Cuomo
It is well known that deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremities is linked to high morbidity/mortality, resulting in 12-20% of all documented pulmonary embolism; however, there are few data about thromboembolism originating from a vein and/or a branch of a superficial vein of the upper extremities. Pulmonary embolism secondary to upper limb superficial vein thrombosis (not combined with upper extremities deep vein thrombosis) is a very rare clinical manifestation with few cases reported in the literature...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Rebecca Sharp, Melita Cummings, Jessie Childs, Andrea Fielder, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Carol Grech, Adrian Esterman
Choosing an appropriately sized vein reduces the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with peripherally inserted central catheters. This observational study described the diameters of the brachial, basilic, and cephalic veins and determined the effect of patient factors on vein size. Ultrasound was used to measure the veins of 176 participants. Vein diameter was similar in both arms regardless of hand dominance and side. Patient factors-including greater age, height, and weight, as well as male gender-were associated with increased vein diameter...
September 2015: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
Raffaele Serra, Gianluca Buffone, Paolo Perri, Maria Renne, Bruno Amato, Stefano de Franciscis
Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease with a low annual prevalence in Western countries. Venous thromboembolism may be associated during malignancy of the breast. We report a 70-year-old man who presented with superficial vein thrombosis of right upper limb that predicted the diagnosis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma. Key issues surrounding the diagnosis, treatment, and relationship between breast cancer and venous disorders are discussed. Breast cancer and venous thromboembolism are 2 conditions that are often correlated more than expected, and attention to the combination of these clinical presentations is required...
November 2013: Annals of Vascular Surgery
K E Juhani Airaksinen, Petri Korkeila, Juha Lund, Antti Ylitalo, Pasi Karjalainen, Vesa Virtanen, Pekka Raatikainen, Ulla-Maija Koivisto, Juhani Koistinen
BACKGROUND: Periprocedural management of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients undergoing cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device implantation is controversial. Prior studies demonstrate that uninterrupted OAC may be safe, but limited data from randomized trials exist. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, randomized trial to evaluate the safety of uninterrupted OAC during CRM device implantation. Patients on long-term warfarin (N=213) treatment with contemporary indication for CRM device implantation were randomized to uninterrupted versus interrupted (2 days) OAC therapy...
October 9, 2013: International Journal of Cardiology
Ana Olivia Cortés-Flores, Gilberto Morgan-Villela, Ernesto Alejandro Juárez-Uzeta, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco, Jorge Jiménez-Tornero, Alejandro González-Ojeda
BACKGROUND: Use of totally implantable central venous access ports in cancer patients is a common practice for chemotherapy not excluding early and late morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To report the experience using these devices in a private cancer center. METHODS: A consecutive series of 156 cases of patients using these devices placed by the same surgical team to enhance chemotherapy. They were evaluated over a period of 44 months. Prevalence of early and late complications and days-risk for patient infection was determined...
September 2012: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Jan P Goltz, Jan S Schmid, Christian O Ritter, Pascal Knödler, Bernhard Petritsch, Johannes Kirchner, Dietbert Hahn, Ralph Kickuth
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors for the development of catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) in patients with totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAP) in the forearm, and to analyze the effect of prophylaxis and treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 200 patients (94 men, 106 women, mean age 57.7 +/-14 y) with TIVAP implantation in the forearm between 3/2010 and 11/2010. Type, number of punctures and sonographically defined diameter of the accessed vein were analyzed...
January 2012: Journal of Vascular Access
R H H Tan, A J Dart, B A Dowling
Intravenous catheters are used for the administration of medications and fluids and are an integral part of veterinary practice. The aim of catheter use is to optimise administration of medication and minimise complications such as thrombus formation, thrombophlebitis and sepsis. Catheters made from teflon are less flexible, less durable and stimulate more tissue reaction than polyurethane or silicon. However silicon catheters are more expensive and complicated to insert. Generally, for veterinary practice, the biostability and cost of polyurethane catheters make them preferable for short and long-term use...
March 2003: Australian Veterinary Journal
E Desruennes
Mechanical complications of implanted venous access devices are more common than suggested by the literature. Among them, the most severe is catheter embolism, which is due primarily to costoclavicular pinch-off syndrome (POS). POS occurs mainly after infraclavicular approach of the subclavian vein, the incidence being 8/1000 in our experience. Clinical and radiological findings suggestive of rupture should be well known since they require removal of the device. Other access sites (internal jugular vein, cephalic vein, subclavian vein by the supraclavicular approach) seem preferable for long-term catheterization...
March 1999: Pathologie-biologie
M G Comandella, M Rossi, C Finco, G Pittoni, S Pianalto, M C Cadamuro, M Ferrari, E Ancona, G Cartei
The availability of a long-term central venous access for the management of neoplastic and chronic patients is extremely important in order to achieve an easy and safe infusion of chemotherapeutic drugs, blood components, and parenteral nutrition. The authors evaluated 26 adult patients (25 with malignant tumors and 1 with severe asthma) in whom implantable catheter systems were placed subcutaneously between February 1989 and March 1992. Catheters were inserted through the cephalic vein in 13 cases, the subclavia vein in 8 cases and jugular vein in 5 cases...
March 1993: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
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