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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214616/exploring-factors-influencing-low-back-pain-in-people-with-non-dysvascular-lower-limb-amputation-a-national-survey
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Hemakumar Devan, Paul Hendrick, Leigh Hale, Allan Carman, Michael P Dillon, Daniel Cury Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal impairment in people with lower limb amputation. Given the multifactorial nature of LBP, exploring the factors influencing the presence and intensity of LBP is warranted. OBJECTIVE: To investigate which physical, personal, and amputee-specific factors predicted presence and intensity of low back pain (LBP) in persons with non-dysvascular transfemoral (TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA). DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional survey SETTING: A national random sample of people with non-dysvascular TFA and TTA...
February 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196898/increased-radial-access-is-not-associated-with-worse-femoral-outcomes-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-united-kingdom
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William Hulme, Matthew Sperrin, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Karim Ratib, Peter Ludman, Alex Sirker, Tim Kinnaird, Nick Curzen, Chun Shing Kwok, Mark De Belder, James Nolan, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: The radial artery is increasingly adopted as the primary access site for cardiac catheterization because of patient preference, lower bleeding rates, cost effectiveness, and reduced risk of mortality in high-risk patient groups. Concerns have been expressed that operators/centers have become increasingly unfamiliar with transfemoral access. The aim of this study was to assess whether a change in access site practice toward transradial access nationally has led to worse outcomes in percutaneous coronary intervention procedures performed through the transfemoral access approach...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191515/medicolegal-implications-of-radial-and-femoral-access-for-coronary-angiography-and-intervention-in-2016-focus-on-retroperitoneal-hemorrhage
#3
Konstantinos V Voudris, Mladen I Vidovich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a rare but serious complication of transfemoral approach (TFA) and TFA percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Radial approach for coronary angiography and intervention (transradial approach, TRA) is associated with lower access site complications and reduced blood transfusion rates. Retroperitoneal bleeding has not been described with TRA. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between femoral access for coronary angiography (TFA) and PCI-induced retroperitoneal hemorrhage and the resulting medical litigation in the United States...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188368/complications-in-hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-retrospective-comparison-of-catheter-tip-placement-in-the-right-left-hepatic-artery-vs-the-gastroduodenal-artery
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Rinpei Imamine, Toshiya Shibata, Ken Shinozuka, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: To compare the complication rates associated with hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using two different catheter tip locations, the right/left hepatic artery (group 1) and the gastroduodenal artery (group 2). METHODS: Between April 2001 and March 2015, 88 patients (group 1, n = 36; group 2, n = 52) with unresectable HCC, underwent HAIC via a transfemorally placed infusion catheter. The incidence of complications related to catheter placement (including hepatic arterial occlusion, catheter dislocation, non-target embolization and port-catheter system infection) as well as catheter patency and patient survival were evaluated...
February 10, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185078/-ablation-of-av-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-via-combined-access-through-the-medial-cubital-and-axillary-vein
#5
Tobias Schreiber, Philipp Attanasio, Frank Heinzel, Burkert Pieske, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Martin Huemer
If a transfemoral approach for catheter ablation procedures of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias is impossible, other access sites have to be considered. We present the case of a 78-year-old woman with an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter with symptomatic episodes of an atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). We used a combined cubital and axillary vein approach. The tachycardia was successfully ablated within the timeframe needed for conventional ablation.
February 9, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183467/initial-experience-of-a-second-generation-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valve-the-uk%C3%A2-ireland-evolut-r-implanters-registry
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Sundeep S Kalra, Sami Firoozi, James Yeh, Daniel J Blackman, Shabnam Rashid, Simon Davies, Neil Moat, Miles Dalby, Tito Kabir, Saib S Khogali, Richard A Anderson, Peter H Groves, Darren Mylotte, David Hildick-Smith, Rajiv Rampat, Jan Kovac, Ashan Gunarathne, Jean-Claude Laborde, Stephen J Brecker
OBJECTIVES: The authors present the UK and Irish real-world learning curve experience of the Evolut R transcatheter heart valve. BACKGROUND: The Evolut R is a self-expanding, repositionable, and fully recapturable second-generation transcatheter heart valve with several novel design features to improve outcomes and reduce complications. METHODS: Clinical, procedural, and 30-day outcome data were prospectively collected for the first 264 patients to receive the Evolut R valve in the United Kingdom and Ireland...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183464/transradial-coronary-interventions-for-complex-chronic-total-occlusions
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Yutaka Tanaka, Noriaki Moriyama, Tomoki Ochiai, Takuma Takada, Kazuki Tobita, Koki Shishido, Kazuya Sugitatsu, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shingo Mizuno, Masato Murakami, Junya Matsumi, Saeko Takahashi, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess whether the transradial approach can be applied to treat complex chronic total occlusion (CTO) and to determine the predictors of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) failure. BACKGROUND: Consistent data on the outcomes of transradial PCI for treating CTO are scarce. METHODS: Consecutive patients who were not receiving hemodialysis and had undergone PCI for CTO were enrolled...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183438/cardiac-imaging-for-assessing-low-gradient-severe-aortic-stenosis
#8
REVIEW
Marie-Annick Clavel, Ian G Burwash, Philippe Pibarot
Up to 40% of patients with aortic stenosis (AS) harbor discordant Doppler-echocardiographic findings, the most common of which is the presence of a small aortic valve area (≤1.0 cm(2)) suggesting severe AS, but a low gradient (<40 mm Hg) suggesting nonsevere AS. The purpose of this paper is to present the role of multimodality imaging in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of this challenging entity referred to as low-gradient AS. Doppler-echocardiography is critical to determine the subtype of low-gradient AS: that is, classical low-flow, paradoxical low-flow, or normal-flow...
February 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169214/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-acurate-ta%C3%A2-and-acurate-neo-valves-a-4-year-single-center-experience
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Karsten Hamm, Wilko Reents, Michael Zacher, Sebastian Kerber, Anno Diegeler, Bernhard Schieffer, Sebastian Barth
AIMS: Long-term outcomes are available for first-generation transcatheter heart valves, but data on second-generation devices are scarce. We aim to provide an oversight of all patients implanted with a second-generation valve in our center. METHODS AND RESULTS: From April 2012 to July 2016, 219 patients were enrolled in this prospective single-center experience; they received either the transapical ACURATE TA™ (n=99) or the transfemoral ACURATE neo™ (n=120) prosthesis...
February 7, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168120/medial-knee-joint-contact-force-in-the-intact-limb-during-walking-in-recently-ambulatory-service-members-with-unilateral-limb-loss-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ross H Miller, Rebecca L Krupenevich, Alison L Pruziner, Erik J Wolf, Barri L Schnall
BACKGROUND: Individuals with unilateral lower limb amputation have a high risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA) in their intact limb as they age. This risk may be related to joint loading experienced earlier in life. We hypothesized that loading during walking would be greater in the intact limb of young US military service members with limb loss than in controls with no limb loss. METHODS: Cross-sectional instrumented gait analysis at self-selected walking speeds with a limb loss group (N = 10, age 27 ± 5 years, 170 ± 36 days since last surgery) including five service members with transtibial limb loss and five with transfemoral limb loss, all walking independently with their first prosthesis for approximately two months...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163442/transfemoral-balloon-angioplasty-of-severe-coarctation-of-aorta-in-1200-g-newborn
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Gaurav Garg, Naresh Goyal, Gaurav Mandhan, Poonam Sidana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162223/impact-of-subclinical-vascular-complications-detected-by-systematic-postprocedural-multidetector-computed-tomography-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-balloon-expandable-edwards-sapien-xt-heart-valve
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Yuki Kakefuda, Kentaro Hayashida, Yoshitake Yamada, Fumiaki Yashima, Taku Inohara, Ryo Yanagisawa, Makoto Tanaka, Takahide Arai, Takashi Kawakami, Yuichiro Maekawa, Hikaru Tsuruta, Yuji Itabashi, Mitsushige Murata, Motoaki Sano, Kazuma Okamoto, Akihiro Yoshitake, Hideyuki Shimizu, Masahiro Jinzaki, Keiichi Fukuda
Complications after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remain an important issue. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of systematic postprocedural multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to detect subclinical complications after TAVI. From October 2013 to August 2015, a total of 135 patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI (n = 116) or transapical TAVI (n = 19) with Sapien XT and MDCT preprocedure and postprocedure were enrolled. Postprocedural MDCT findings were compared with the preprocedural MDCT findings...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153349/comparison-of-outcomes-of-balloon-expandable-versus-self-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valves-for-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Harindra C Wijeysundera, Feng Qiu, Maria Koh, Treesa J Prasad, Warren J Cantor, Asim Cheema, Michael W A Chu, Andrew Czarnecki, Christopher Feindel, Stephen E Fremes, Kori J Kingsbury, Madhu K Natarajan, Mark Peterson, Marc Ruel, Bradley Strauss, Dennis T Ko
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the treatment of choice for inoperable and high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Our objectives were to elucidate potential differences in clinical outcomes and safety between balloon-expandable versus self-expandable transcatheter heart valves (THV). We performed a retrospective cohort study of all transfemoral TAVI procedures in Ontario, Canada, from 2007 to 2013. Patients were categorized into either balloon-expandable or self-expandable THV groups...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151532/-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-versus-aortic-valve-replacement-cost-analysis-from-the-regional-health-service-and-hospital-perspectives
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Elena Berti, Daniela Fortuna, Simona Bartoli, Cristina Ciuca, Anna Orlando, Salvatore Scondotto, Nera Agabiti, Stefano Salizzoni, Tiziana Claudia Aranzulla, Caterina Gandolfo, Rossana De Palma, Francesco Saia
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to estimate the cost of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) procedures, together with the cost of the first-year hospitalizations following the index ones, in 4 Italian regions where diffusion level of TAVI and coverage decisions are different. METHODS: The cost analysis was performed evaluating 372 patients enrolled consecutively from December 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151530/-quality-of-life-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-comprehensive-literature-review-and-critical-appraisal
#15
Susy Ferrari, Cristina Ciuca, Enrica Grisoglio, Tiziana Claudia Aranzulla, Davide Gabbieri, Lavinia Vecchio Verderame, Flavia Dispensa, Cinzia Caruso, Alda Carmela Di Mauro, Omar Di Gregorio, Claudia Pandolfi, Silvia Rongoni, Giovanni Ottoboni, Carolina Moretti, Rossana De Palma, Antonio Marzocchi, Rabih Chattat, Francesco Saia
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a very effective treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are either not suitable candidates or at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). Patients undergoing TAVI are often very elderly and their clinical status is burdened with multiple comorbidities, therefore evaluation of quality of life (QoL) might be challenging. We sought to provide an overview of available data on QoL changes after TAVI and critical insights on the instruments used to detect these changes...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132589/northwestern-university-flexible-subischial-vacuum-socket-for-persons-with-transfemoral-amputation-part-2-description-and-preliminary-evaluation
#16
Stefania Fatone, Ryan Caldwell
BACKGROUND: Current transfemoral prosthetic sockets are problematic as they restrict function, lack comfort, and cause residual limb problems. Development of a subischial socket with lower proximal trim lines is an appealing way to address this problem and may contribute to improving quality of life of persons with transfemoral amputation. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to illustrate the use of a new subischial socket in two subjects. STUDY DESIGN: Case series...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119043/current-practice-of-transradial-approach-for-coronary-procedures-a-survey-by-the-italian-society-of-interventional-cardiology-sici-gise-and-the-italian-radial-club
#17
Stefano Rigattieri, Orazio Valsecchi, Alessandro Sciahbasi, Francesco Tomassini, Ugo Limbruno, Alfredo Marchese, Alessio La Manna, Ciro Mauro, Ferdinando Varbella, Segio Berti, Fabio F Tarantino, Giuseppe Musumeci
BACKGROUND: Transradial approach (TRA) for percutaneous coronary procedures is associated with improved patient outcome and is being increasingly adopted worldwide. We surveyed Italian interventional cardiologists in order to take a snapshot of the current practice of TRA. METHODS: A web-based questionnaire was emailed to all members of the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology. RESULTS: The survey was taken by 508 respondents. Cardiogenic shock and chronic total occlusions represented the principal limitations to TRA...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118931/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-percutaneous-transaxillary-access-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-various-transcatheter-heart-valves-in-100-consecutive-patients
#18
U Schäfer, F Deuschl, N Schofer, C Frerker, T Schmidt, K H Kuck, F Kreidel, J Schirmer, I Mizote, H Reichenspurner, S Blankenberg, H Treede, L Conradi
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) can be performed via the transaxillary approach, but data about complications and procedural outcome is limited. INTRODUCTION: TAVI is an established treatment option for patients at high risk for conventional aortic valve replacement. Nowadays, the transfemoral approach is the most commonly used access for TAVI. Nevertheless, the transfemoral access is not suitable in many patients necessitating alternative approaches...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114856/a-novel-technique-to-reduce-contrast-exposure-during-subclavian-interventions
#19
Saurabh Sanon, Gregory W Barsness, Rajiv Gulati
We describe a novel technique to minimize total body contrast exposure during endovascular angiography. A patient with severe renal impairment and history of contrast-induced nephropathy was referred for subclavian artery intervention. Angiography and intervention was performed via transfemoral access, while a transradial sheathless-guiding catheter was used to aspirate injected contrast/blood mix from the downstream axillary artery. Semiquantitative analysis indicated approximately 50% of the injected contrast was retrieved...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114751/wire-skills-for-the-surgeon-femoral-access-safety-net-and-vascular-closure-devices-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-procedures
#20
Simon Sündermann, Axel Unbehaun, Alexander Meyer, Volkmar Falk, Jrg Kempfert
Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures are widely used to treat patients with aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Major vascular complications are common and are associated with higher mortality rates. We describe the use of vascular access site closure systems and a safety net to prevent and handle these complications.
December 14, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
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