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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319522/a-numerical-simulation-comparing-a-cavopulmonary-assist-device-and-va-ecmo-for-failing-fontan-support
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Po-Lin Hsu, Dongfang Wang, Cherry Ballard-Croft, Dawei Xiao, Joseph B Zwischenberger
A cavopulmonary assist device (CPAD) has been developed for failing Fontan support. This CPAD pumps blood from superior/inferior vena cavae to pulmonary artery. In this study, we compared failing Fontan support with CPAD versus VA ECMO in silico. A numerical lumped-parameter circulatory system model was used to simulate Fontan circulation. Failing Fontan was simulated by increased pulmonary resistance. Central venous pressure (CVP), mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP), left atrial pressure (LAP), and univentricular outflow (CO) were simulated and compared to published clinical data...
March 17, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306627/novel-microspheres-reduce-the-formation-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-and-repair-the-vascular-wall-in-a-rat-model
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Bingyang Dai, Lan Li, Qiangqiang Li, Xiaoxiao Song, Dongyang Chen, Jin Dai, Yao Yao, Wenjin Yan, Huajian Teng, Fang Yang, Zhihong Xu, Qing Jiang
L-Arginine (L-arg), widely known as a substrate for endogenous nitric oxide synthesis, can improve endothelial function associated with the vasculature, inhibit platelet aggregation, and alter the activity of vascular smooth muscle cells. P-selectin is a membrane component of the platelet alpha-granule and the endothelial cell-specific Wiebel-Palade body that plays a central role in mediating interactions between platelets and both leukocytes and the endothelium. The experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of novel microspheres with L-arg targeting P-selectin on the formation of deep vein thrombosis and repair of vascular wall in a rat model...
March 16, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283819/neurological-complications-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome
#3
D P Kidd
In this review of the neurological complications of Behçet's syndrome, the clinical features and epidemiology of the systemic disease are summarised before a discussion of the neurological syndromes which may develop is made. Neurological involvement occurs in 9% of cases, and is equally prevalent in each geographical area. Vascular complications occur in 14%, in whom thrombosis of the venous sinuses or cerebral veins occurs, and intracranial hypertension, venous infarction and parenchymal haemorrhage may develop...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277833/capecitabine-in-locally-advanced-anal-cancer-do-we-need-randomised-evidence
#4
Li Chia Chong, Tabitha Healey, Tony Michele, Timothy J Price
Standard treatment for locally advanced anal cancer is chemoradiotherapy with mitomycin C and fluorouracil. However, infusional fluorouracil requires central venous catheter placement potentiating risk of infection and thrombosis. Capecitabine which is an oral tumor activated fluoropyrimidine carbamate is an established treatment alternative to infusional fluorouracil for patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Areas covered: This review examines and discusses the current evidence for substitution of Capecitabine for infusional fluorouracil in locally advanced anal cancer...
March 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257155/surgical-retrieval-of-a-guide-wire-lost-during-central-venous-catheterization-in-a-dog
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Jade M Hardy, Jennifer L Lansdowne, Carol A Himsel, Sean R Freer
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of successful surgical removal of a guide wire lost during central venous catheterization. CASE SUMMARY: A 28 kg, 4-year-old female neutered mixed breed dog presented to the primary care veterinarian with diabetic ketosis. During the process of central venous catheterization, the guide wire was accidently released and the entire length of the guide wire slipped into the jugular vein. Due to the absence of nearby interventional radiology facilities, surgical intervention was proposed...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250931/chylothorax-and-central-vein-thrombosis-an-under-recognized-association-a-case-series
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Sze Shyang Kho, Siew Teck Tie, Swee Kim Chan, Mei Ching Yong, Sing Ling Chai, Pei Jye Voon
Chylothorax is defined as the presence of chyle in the pleural cavity. Central vein thrombosis is an under-recognized cause of chylothorax in the adult population and is commonly related to central venous catheterization. Case 1 illustrates a patient with AIDS and disseminated tuberculosis with left chylothorax and central vein thrombosis after a month of antituberculosis therapy. Case 2 was a patient with advanced seminoma who presented with left chylothorax and central vein thrombosis while on chemotherapy...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236919/a-randomized-controlled-trial-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-early-cannulation-arteriovenous-grafts-versus-tunneled-central-venous-catheters-in-patients-requiring-urgent-vascular-access-for-hemodialysis
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Emma Aitken, Peter Thomson, Leigh Bainbridge, Ram Kasthuri, Belinda Mohr, David Kingsmore
OBJECTIVE: Early cannulation arteriovenous grafts (ecAVGs) are proposed as an alternative to tunneled central venous catheters (TCVCs) in patients requiring immediate vascular access for hemodialysis (HD). We compared bacteremia rates in patients treated with ecAVG and TCVC. METHODS: The study randomized 121 adult patients requiring urgent vascular access for HD in a 1:1 fashion to receive an ecAVG with or without (+/-) an arteriovenous fistula (AVF; n = 60) or TCVC+/-AVF (n = 61)...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219692/prevention-of-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-superficial-vein-thrombosis-given-rivaroxaban-or-fondaparinux-the-open-label-randomised-non-inferiority-surprise-phase-3b-trial
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Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Sebastian M Schellong, Horst Gerlach, Eberhard Rabe, Jeffrey I Weitz, Katja Jersemann, Kurtulus Sahin, Rupert Bauersachs
BACKGROUND: Superficial-vein thrombosis can lead to deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, might simplify treatment compared with fondaparinux because it does not require daily subcutaneous injection and is cheaper. We compared efficacy outcomes in patients with superficial-vein thrombosis and additional risk factors given either rivaroxaban or fondaparinux to assess whether rivaroxaban is non-inferior to fondaparinux in the prevention of thromboembolic complications...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218366/peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-related-complications-in-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-of-over-50-000-catheter-days
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Junren Kang, Wei Chen, Wenyan Sun, Ruibin Ge, Hailong Li, Enling Ma, Qingxia Su, Fang Cheng, Jinhua Hong, Yuanjuan Zhang, Cheng Lei, Xinchuan Wang, Aiyun Jin, Wanli Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate incidence and risk factors of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related complications in cancer patients. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, cohort study of cancer patients with PICC insertion was performed from February 1, 2013 to April 24, 2014. All patients were monitored in clinic until PICCs were removed. The primary endpoint was PICC removal due to complications. Patient-, catheter- and insertion-related factors were analyzed in univariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis to identify significant independent risk factors for PICC-related complications...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195640/subcutaneous-unfractionated-heparin-for-the-initial-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Lindsay Robertson, James Strachan
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a prevalent and serious condition. Its medical treatment requires anticoagulation, usually with either unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) is usually intravenous (IV) but can be subcutaneous as well. This is an update of a review first published in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of subcutaneous UFH versus intravenous UFH, subcutaneous LMWH or any other anticoagulant drug for the initial treatment of venous thromboembolism...
February 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194291/internal-jugular-and-subclavian-vein-thrombosis-in-a-case-of-ovarian-cancer
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Hiroto Moriwaki, Nana Hayama, Shouko Morozumi, Mika Nakano, Akari Nakayama, Yoshiomi Takahata, Yuusuke Sakaguchi, Natsuki Inoue, Toshiki Kubota, Akiko Takenoya, Yoshiko Ishii, Haruka Okubo, Souta Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Ono, Toshiaki Oharaseki, Mamoru Yoshikawa
Central venous catheter insertion and cancer represent some of the important predisposing factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). DVT usually develops in the lower extremities, and venous thrombosis of the upper extremities is uncommon. Early diagnosis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis are of importance, because it is a precursor of complications such as pulmonary embolism and postthrombotic syndrome. A 47-year-old woman visited our department with painful swelling on the left side of her neck. Initial examination revealed swelling of the region extending from the left neck to the shoulder without any redness of the overlying skin...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184368/prevention-of-hospital-acquired-venous-thromboembolism-in-children-a-review-of-published-guidelines
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REVIEW
E Vincent S Faustino, Leslie J Raffini
Venous thromboembolism, which includes deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a potentially preventable condition in children. In adults, pharmacologic prophylaxis has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism in distinct patient cohorts. However, pediatric randomized controlled trials have failed to demonstrate the efficacy of pharmacologic prophylaxis against thrombosis associated with central venous catheters, the most important risk factor for venous thromboembolism in children...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182249/fixed-dose-subcutaneous-low-molecular-weight-heparins-versus-adjusted-dose-unfractionated-heparin-for-the-initial-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Lindsay Robertson, Lauren E Jones
BACKGROUND: Low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) have been shown to be effective and safe in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE). They may also be effective for the initial treatment of VTE. This is the third update of the Cochrane Review first published in 1999. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fixed dose subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin compared to adjusted dose unfractionated heparin (intravenous or subcutaneous) for the initial treatment of people with venous thromboembolism (acute deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism)...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168988/a-comparison-of-broviac-%C3%A2-and-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-children-with-intestinal-failure
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Carolina Blotte, Jennifer Styers, Hong Zhu, Nandini Channabasappa, Hannah G Piper
PURPOSE: Central venous catheters (CVCs) are a source of morbidity for children with intestinal failure (IF). Complications include infection, breakage, occlusion, and venous thrombosis. Broviacs® have traditionally been preferred, but peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are gaining popularity. This study compares complications between Broviacs® and PICCs in children with IF. METHODS: After IRB approval, children with IF receiving parenteral nutrition (2012-2016) were reviewed...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165577/surgical-reconstruction-of-central-venous-obstruction-in-salvaging-upper-extremity-dialysis-accesses
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Jurabek Babadjanov, Rick Bernstein, Lee Kirksey
BACKGROUND: Central vein thrombosis or obstruction is a common complication associated with central venous catheters placed for intermittent hemodialysis. The reported outcomes of percutaneous catheter-based interventions reveal high rates of lesion recurrence with varying and frequently limited patency intervals. We present the case of open venous bypass in the treatment of catheter-associated chronic central vein occlusion. METHODS: We report a case of symptomatic arm swelling secondary to central vein stenosis and failed endovascular venous intervention treated by central vein bypass with prosthetic graft through median sternotomy...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165572/early-cannulation-graft-flixene%C3%A2-for-conventional-and-complex-hemodialysis-access-creation
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Saul Soto-Solis, Sandra Olivares-Cruz, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Zeniff Gomez-Arcive, Javier E Anaya-Ayala
PURPOSE: The Flixene™ (Atrium™, Hudson, NH) is a trilaminate composite polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft that allows access within 72 hours. We evaluate our initial experience with this device for conventional and complex hemodialysis access creation. METHODS: Retrospective review in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who underwent access creation with Flixene from January 2013 to July 2014. For our analysis, the patients were divided in two groups: those with complex access configurations tunneled in the chest and/or abdominal wall (thoraco-abdominal wall access [TAWA]), and those tunneled in conventional sites (extremity access [EA])...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163887/central-venous-access-related-adverse-events-after-trabectedin-infusions-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma-patients-experience-and-management-in-a-nationwide-multi-center-study
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Michiel C Verboom, Jan Ouwerkerk, Neeltje Steeghs, Jacob Lutjeboer, J Martijn Kerst, Winette T A van der Graaf, Anna K L Reyners, Stefan Sleijfer, Hans Gelderblom
BACKGROUND: Trabectedin has shown efficacy against soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and has manageable toxicity. Trabectedin is administered through central venous access devices (VAD), such as subcutaneous ports with tunneled catheters, Hickman catheters and PICC lines. Venous access related adverse events are common, but have not yet been reported in detail. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patient files of STS patients receiving trabectedin monotherapy between 1999 and 2014 was performed in all five STS referral centers in the Netherlands...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149507/complications-with-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-piccs-used-in-hospitalized-patients-and-outpatients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Delphine Grau, Béatrice Clarivet, Anne Lotthé, Sébastien Bommart, Sylvie Parer
BACKGROUND: Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) are widely used for hospitalized patients and among outpatients. Despite many advantages, PICC-related complications can occur such as infection, thrombosis or mechanical complications. We aimed to evaluate rates and nature of PICC-related complications from insertion to removal and analyze risk factors of complications at baseline and during healthcare. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study looking at PICC-related complication rates in the inpatient and outpatient settings of 163 patients over a 7-month period...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146605/stretch-for-the-treatment-and-prevention-of-contractures
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REVIEW
Lisa A Harvey, Owen M Katalinic, Robert D Herbert, Anne M Moseley, Natasha A Lannin, Karl Schurr
BACKGROUND: Contractures are a common complication of neurological and non-neurological conditions, and are characterised by a reduction in joint mobility. Stretch is widely used for the treatment and prevention of contractures. However, it is not clear whether stretch is effective. This review is an update of the original 2010 version of this review. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to determine the effects of stretch on contractures in people with, or at risk of developing, contractures...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123971/advanced-imaging-in-acute-and-chronic-deep-vein-thrombosis
#20
REVIEW
Gita Yashwantrao Karande, Sandeep S Hedgire, Yadiel Sanchez, Vinit Baliyan, Vishala Mishra, Suvranu Ganguli, Anand M Prabhakar
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) affecting the extremities is a common clinical problem. Prompt imaging aids in rapid diagnosis and adequate treatment. While ultrasound (US) remains the workhorse of detection of extremity venous thrombosis, CT and MRI are commonly used as the problem-solving tools either to visualize the thrombosis in central veins like superior or inferior vena cava (IVC) or to test for the presence of complications like pulmonary embolism (PE). The cross-sectional modalities also offer improved visualization of venous collaterals...
December 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
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