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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154987/positioning-the-instillation-of-contrast-cystography-does-it-provide-any-clinical-benefit
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Hakan Bahadir Haberal, Burak Çitamak, Mesut Altan, Ali Cansu Bozaci, Taner Ceylan, Hasan Serkan Doğan, Serdar Tekgül
OBJECTIVES: To outline positioning the instillation of contrast cystography (PICC)'s benefits in clinical practice. METHODS: 198 patients underwent PICC with the following indications: patients with positive preoperative conventional voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) for single ureteric side, patients with urinary tract infection, and negative VCUG for both ureteric sides. Patients with positive VCUG served as the control group. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative features of all patients were compared...
November 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153532/the-blind-pushing-technique-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-placement-through-brachial-vein-puncture
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Jae Myeong Lee, Young Kwon Cho, Han Myun Kim, Myung Gyu Song, Soon-Young Song, Jae Woo Yeon, Dae Young Yoon, Sam Yeol Lee
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to conduct a prospective clinical trial evaluating the technical feasibility and short-term clinical outcome of the blind pushing technique for placement of pretrimmed peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) through brachial vein access. METHODS: Patients requiring PICC placement at any of the three participating institutions were prospectively enrolled between January and December 2016. The review boards of all participating institutions approved this study, and informed consent was obtained from all patients...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148010/experimental-study-on-the-chemico-physical-interaction-between-a-two-component-cyanoacrylate-glue-and-the-material-of-piccs
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Francesca Di Puccio, Daniela Giacomarro, Lorenza Mattei, Mauro Pittiruti, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo
INTRODUCTION: The use of cyanoacrylate glue as sealant on the exit site of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) may offer some important clinical advantages. However, concerns exist about the potential interaction between cyanoacrylate and the material of the catheter itself. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of damage to the catheter secondary to a long-term contact with a two-component skin glue (N-butyl + octyl cyanoacrylate). METHODS: Twelve PICCs of different brands and types were selected (11 made of polyurethane and one made of silicon)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148004/cephalad-dislocation-of-piccs-under-different-upper-limb-positions-influence-of-age-gender-bmi-number-of-lumens
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Chie-Hee Cho, Peter Schlattmann, Sebastian Nagel, Nina Schmittbuttner, Frederic Hartung, Ulf K Teichgraber
PURPOSE: To evaluate parameters that influence the amount of movement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) tips regarding upper limb movement. METHODS: In a prospective 12-month observational study, 200 PICCs were implanted in 162 patients (mean age 56.8 ± 15.2 years) by interventional radiologists into the basilic vein of the mid-aspect of the upper arm. Three PICC tip positions were documented with a chest x-ray: patient supine with an abducted (90°), an adducted arm, and in an upright position with an adducted arm...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148003/prevalence-of-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injury-at-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-insertion-site-in-oncology-patients
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Huihan Zhao, Yu He, Huiqiao Huang, Ying Ling, Xuemei Zhou, Qin Wei, Yonghong Lei, Yanping Ying
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to identify the prevalence and risk factors of medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI) at peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) insertion site in oncology patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study lasting two weeks was carried out in four inpatient departments. Skin assessment data and photographs of skin were collected during PICC maintenance. Other related information came from medical records...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148000/the-feasibility-and-safety-of-piccs-accessed-via-the-superficial-femoral-vein-in-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Yonghui Wan, Yuxin Chu, Yanru Qiu, Qian Chen, Wei Zhou, Qibin Song
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and safety of the peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) accessed via the superficial femoral vein in patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). METHODS: From October 2010 to December 2014, 221 cancer patients with SVCS in our center received real-time ultrasound-guidance of the superficial femoral vein inserted central catheters (FICCs) at the mid-thigh. PICC insertion via upper extremity veins had also been investigated in 2604 cancer patients without SVCS as control...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136282/principal-component-reconstruction-pcr-for-cine-cbct-with-motion-learning-from-2d-fluoroscopy
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Hao Gao, Yawei Zhang, Lei Ren, Fang-Fang Yin
PURPOSE: This work aims to generate cine CT images (i.e., 4D images with high temporal resolution) based on a novel principal component reconstruction (PCR) technique with motion learning from 2D fluoroscopic training images. METHODS: In the proposed PCR method, the matrix factorization is utilized as an explicit low-rank regularization of 4D images that are represented as a product of spatial principal components and temporal motion coefficients. The key hypothesis of PCR is that temporal coefficients from 4D images can be reasonably approximated by temporal coefficients learned from 2D fluoroscopic training projections...
November 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133462/improving-picc-use-and-outcomes-in-hospitalised-patients-an-interrupted-time-series-study-using-magic-criteria
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Lakshmi Swaminathan, Scott Flanders, Mary Rogers, Yvonne Calleja, Ashley Snyder, Rama Thyagarajan, Priscila Bercea, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Although important in clinical care, reports of inappropriate peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) use are growing. OBJECTIVE: To test whether implementation of the Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC) can improve PICC use and patient outcomes. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, interrupted time series design at one study site with nine contemporaneous external controls. SETTING: Ten hospitals participating in a state-wide quality collaborative from 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2016...
November 13, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132456/-incidence-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-very-low-birth-weight-and-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-and-risk-factors-for-late-onset-sepsis
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Xiao-Peng Zhao, Wei Zhou, Xu-Fang Li, Yan-Yan Song, Ting-Yan Zhang, Hong Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of late-onset sepsis (LOS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the risk factors for LOS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of all VLBW and ELBW infants who were hospitalized in the NICU between January 2011 and December 2013. According to the presence or absence of LOS, these infants were divided into LOS group and non-LOS group...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125332/abo-blood-group-related-venous-thrombosis-risk-in-patients-with-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters
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Chung Mo Koo, Ravi Vissapragada, Rebecca Sharp, Phi Nguyen, Thomas Ung, Chrismin Solanki, Adrian Esterman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between ABO blood group and venous thrombosis (VT) risk in patients with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC). METHODS: Single centre retrospective cohort study. A cohort of patients who underwent PICC insertion from September 2010 to August 2014 were followed up for symptomatic VT presentations diagnosed by ultrasound. Blood group status was identified from hospital information systems. RESULTS: 2270 participants had 3020 PICCs inserted...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120892/ce-original-research-does-certification-in-vascular-access-matter-an-analysis-of-the-picc1-survey
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Vineet Chopra, Latoya Kuhn, Valerie Vaughn, David Ratz, Suzanne Winter, Nancy Moureau, Britt Meyer, Sarah Krein
Study reveals differences in practices and views between certified and noncertified inserters. ABSTRACT: Background: Although certification by an accredited agency is often a practice prerequisite in health care, it is not required of vascular access specialists who insert peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Whether certification is associated with differences in practice among inserters is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to gather information regarding whether certified and noncertified PICC inserters differ with respect to their practices and views about PICC use...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118410/the-microbiological-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-picc-related-bloodstream-infections-in-intensive-care-unit
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Shumin Zhang, Xiaofeng Sun, Yan Lei
The study was aimed to investigate the pathogens distribution and risk factors for PICC-related bloodstream infection in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. 402 patients placed with PICC in ICU were recruited in the study. The microbiological characteristics of PICC-related infection were investigated by Vitek 2 Compact automated microbial system. Antibiotics sensitivity was performed with disk diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) methods. Multivariate logistic and cox analyses were performed to identify the risk factors for PICC-related infection in ICU patients...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118021/venous-collapse-regulates-intracranial-pressure-in-upright-body-positions
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Petter Holmlund, Anders Eklund, Lars-Owe D Koskinen, Elias Johansson, Nina Sundström, Jan Malm, Sara Qvarlander
Recent interest in intracranial pressure (ICP) in the upright posture has revealed that the mechanisms regulating postural changes in ICP are not fully understood. We have suggested an explanatory model where the postural changes in ICP depend on well-established hydrostatic effects in the venous system and where these effects are interrupted by collapse of the internal jugular veins (IJVs) in more upright positions. The aim of this study was to investigate this relationship by simultaneous invasive measurements of ICP, venous pressure and IJV collapse in healthy volunteers...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112583/improving-quality-of-chest-radiographs-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters
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Jill Jones, Lucas Meek, Shaun Best, Amy McCann, Brandon Welsh, Jacqueline Hill, Ryan Ash
The goal of this study was to determine the best method for localizing peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in postplacement portable chest radiographs. A retrospective analysis showed no significant difference in visualization of the PICC tip between different chest radiograph projections. Modifications were made to an institutional PICC protocol to obtain anteroposterior chest views with the guidewire present only. Repeat analysis demonstrated statistically significant increases in the frequency of anteroposterior radiographs performed, the number of chest radiographs with guidewire, and the localization of the catheter...
November 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099537/use-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheters-piccs-in-children-receiving-autologous-or-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Stefano Benvenuti, Rosanna Ceresoli, Giovanni Boroni, Filippo Parolini, Fulvio Porta, Daniele Alberti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to present our experience with the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in pediatric patients receiving autologous or allogenic blood stem-cell transplantation. The insertion of the device in older children does not require general anesthesia and does not require a surgical procedure. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2017, 13 PICCs were inserted as a central venous device in 11 pediatric patients submitted to 14 autologous or allogeneic stem-cell transplantation, at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Children's Hospital of Brescia...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095342/picc-versus-midline
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Jayle Caprara
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November 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075882/tip-migration-post-contrast-pressure-injection-through-pressure-injectable-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-causing-vascular-injury-a-report-of-3-cases
#17
Michelle Craigie, Louise Meehan, John Harper
Pressure-injectable peripherally inserted central catheters are now widely used for contrast pressure injections for CT scans. While they are generally regarded as safe, they are not free from complication. In this case review, we present three cases of PICC tips migrating post-CT contrast pressure injection including into the pleural cavity and subsequent complications, to raise awareness of this complication not previously encountered in our institution. Level of Evidence Level 4, Case Series.
October 26, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066731/discriminative-prior-prior-image-constrained-compressed-sensing-reconstruction-for-low-dose-ct-imaging
#18
Yang Chen, Jin Liu, Lizhe Xie, Yining Hu, Huazhong Shu, Limin Luo, Libo Zhang, Zhiguo Gui, Gouenou Coatrieux
X-ray computed tomography (CT) has been widely used to provide patient-specific anatomical information in the forms of tissue attenuation. However, the cumulative radiation induced in CT scan has raised extensive concerns in recently years. How to maintain reconstruction image quality is a major challenge for low-dose CT (LDCT) imaging. Generally, LDCT imaging can be greatly improved by incorporating prior knowledge in some specific forms. A joint estimation framework termed discriminative prior-prior image constrained compressed sensing (DP-PICCS) reconstruction is proposed in this paper...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057191/small-town-america-s-despair-infected-substance-users-needing-outpatient-parenteral-therapy-and-risk-stratification
#19
Ulas M Camsari, Claudia R Libertin
Background  An active intravenous substance use disorder is often the primary cause of infectious diseases in this population of users and creates a barrier to successful parenteral antimicrobial management. The dilemma is compounded by dramatically limited resources in small US towns. Methods This retrospective review from January 2014 through July 2016 aimed to develop a risk stratification approach to aid rural healthcare providers in determining who among patients with addictive disorders could safely be discharged for outpatient antimicrobial therapy with a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)...
August 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045957/-clinical-characteristics-of-neonatal-fungal-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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X Zhang, X F Ru, Y Wang, X Li, T Sang, Q Feng
OBJECTIVE: To study the characteristics of neonatal fungal sepsis and the difference between bacterial sepsis and fungal sepsis. To improve the understanding of neonatal fungal sepsis. METHODS: Clinical data of neonatal fungal sepsis in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were collected from 2011 to 2016 in Peking University first Hospital. The clinical characteristics were analyzed retrospectively. The difference between neonatal fungal sepsis and bacterial sepsis was also analyzed...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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