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El-Sayed Ghada Gamal - - 2007
Subarachnoid neurolytic block (dorsal rhizotomy) was carried out in patients suffering from severe pain unresponsive to analgesic therapy. An intrathecal catheter technique was performed in 20 patients with lung cancer. Visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, patient satisfaction, and complications were recorded at 24 hours, 1 week, and 1, 2, ...
Leone Marc - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect on the occurrence of urosepsis of a treatment with a short course of antibiotics and indwelling urethral catheter replacement in clinically asymptomatic intensive care unit (ICU) patients with a positive urine culture occurring at least 48 h after catheterization. METHODS: A prospective randomized clinical trial ...
Numanoglu Alp - - 2007
PURPOSE: Peritoneal dialysis is a practical and appropriate form of dialysis in developing countries, as patients can be trained to do this at home. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of laparoscopic techniques in managing malfunctioning Tenckhoff catheters in a supraregional nephrology and transplant center. MATERIALS ...
de Andrade Denise - - 2007
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The combination of chronic renal insufficiency and haemodialysis represents a challenge for health professionals. Chronic renal insufficiency patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment through a temporary double-lumen catheter were prospectively studied in order to identify the type and frequency of local and systemic complications. METHODS: A six-month period was ...
Stevens Markus F - - 2007
BACKGROUND: In this prospective, randomized, double-blind trial we investigated the use of stimulating catheters in patients during and after shoulder surgery; functional improvement being the primary outcome measurement. METHODS: After eliciting an adequate muscular twitch at < or =0.5 mA nerve stimulation output, the perineural catheter was advanced either blindly ...
Falk Abigail - - 2007
PURPOSE: To determine the outcome of tunneled hemodialysis catheters inserted through the common femoral vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 2000 to June 2003, 33 consecutive patients had 86 tunneled hemodialysis catheters inserted through the femoral vein. There were 14 male and 19 female patients with a mean age of ...
Ryu H-G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural catheters are used for anaesthesia and postoperative analgesia. Usually, epidural catheters are placed without confirmation of their position despite frequent reports of complications as a result of malposition. In this study, we evaluated the threading length of thoracic epidural catheters without coiling and assessed the influence of ...
Walshe Criona - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To establish the incidence of central venous catheter erosion in a patient cohort receiving total parenteral nutrition and to examine risk factors and complications of vascular erosion. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of prospectively collected intravenous nutrition service audit records in a tertiary university hospital. RESULTS: Records of 1,499 patients ...
Stegmayr Bernd - - 2007
The establishment of national apheresis registries has been helpful to learn about therapeutic profiles and adverse event incidences. During 2003, the World Apheresis Registry was established and centers from all countries were invited to participate to register their apheresis activities (at www.iml.umu.se/medicin). MATERIAL: In this paper, we will report and ...
Choi Sung Hyuk - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: In the Emergency Department, it would be worthwhile to treat pneumothorax patients on an outpatient basis by utilizing a small-calibre catheter and Heimlich valve insertion. We evaluated this treatment and compared it with the closed thoracostomy. METHODS: In this comparative study, the success rate, complications and recurrence rate of ...
Nahid Lorzadeh
In this cross-sectional study urinary retention after gynecologic surgeries and effect of foley catheter clamping on its prophylaxis, were studied. During the study from 21 March, 2002-20 March, 2004 one hundred patients referred to Assali women`s hospital of Khorramabad city were selected as sample size. Data such as patients`age, gravid, ...
Gebhard Ralf E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram (ECG) guidance to confirm accurate positioning of central venous catheters (CVC), placed before surgery in the operating room, is rarely used in the United States. We designed this randomized, controlled trial to investigate whether the use of this technique impacts the accuracy of CVC placement. METHODS: Patients in ...
Basiri Abbas - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to evaluate blind puncture in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for decreasing the risk of radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred candidates for PCNL were randomly assigned into 2 groups. Blind access was performed for the patients in group 1 and the standard access using fluoroscopy for those ...
van der Mee-Marquet Nathalie L - - 2007
We have developed a two-step procedure for preparing the skin before peripheral venous catheter (PVC) insertions. This procedure involves two successive swabbings with wipes soaked in alcoholic antiseptic. We investigated whether this two-step procedure was as effective and safe as the standard four-step procedure--washing with detergent, rinsing, drying, applying antiseptic--by ...
Harpster Lewis E - - 2007
PURPOSE: We assessed the results of early catheter removal following radical prostatectomy using a continuous suture vesicourethral anastomosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2001 through December 2003, 76 patients underwent open radical prostatectomy, as performed by a single surgeon. A continuous 3-zero polyglactin suture was used for the vesicourethral anastomosis ...
Yerram Preethi - - 2007
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter survival is challenging because of infection and malfunction. The swan-neck presternal catheter has a coiled intra-abdominal segment with a bead and a flanged cuff at the peritoneum; a titanium adapter joins the abdominal segment to the upper segment. The upper segment has two cuffs, one on ...
Hildebrandt Bert - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The high complication rates of surgically implanted port catheter systems (SIPCS) represents a major drawback in the treatment of isolated liver neoplasms by hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of chemotherapy. Interventionally implanted port catheter systems (IIPCS) have evolved into a promising alternative that enable initiation of HAI without laparatomy, but ...
Wu Chia-Chun - - 2007
AIMS: To reduce peritoneal dialysis-related infections, Moncrief-Popovich (MP) designed a special catheter and implantation technique. Herein we report our experience of patients treated with the MP and conventional approach. METHODS: A total of 214 patients were divided into three groups according to catheter type and implantation technique: group A received ...
Maruyama Riichiroh - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pericardial effusion (MPE) causes cardiac tamponade and an extremely poor outcome unless it is well controlled. The effect of pericardial drainage and the intra-pericardial instillation of bleomycin on the control of MPE was examined in this prospective multi-institutional phase II trial. METHODS: In eligible patients with cytologically defined ...
Shah Prakesh S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Mechanical and infectious complications shorten the effective duration of peripherally inserted central venous catheters. Heparin use to prevent such complications and prolong the usability of peripherally inserted central venous catheters is inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of heparin in prolonging the usability of peripherally inserted ...
Zerem Enver E Interventional Ultrasonography Department, The University Clinical Centar Tuzla, Trnovac BB, Tuzla 75000, Bosnia and Herzegovina. - - 2006
To analyze the results of ultrasound guided percutaneous needle aspiration (PNA) and percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) in the treatment of splenic abscess. Thirty-six patients (14 females and 22 males, with an average age of 54.1 +/- 14.1 years) with splenic abscess were treated with ultrasound guided PNA and/or PCD. Patients ...
McLean Kelly M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Outcomes for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum are suboptimal, while initial management remains controversial. This study was undertaken to determine the effect of catheter-based therapy on the need for early surgical intervention. METHODS: A single-institution retrospective chart review was made of all 25 neonates with pulmonary atresia with ...
Lin Peter H - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Rheolytic mechanical thrombectomy using the AngioJet catheter (Possis Medical, Minneapolis, MN) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Additional infusion of thrombolytic agents via the device creates a novel treatment strategy of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT), which further enhances thrombectomy efficacy. The purpose ...
Bani Alan - - 2006
OBJECT: The authors report on their experience with laparoscopy-guided implantation of a peritoneal catheter in ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement procedures in adults. METHODS: In performing the conventional method of shunt placement in 2001, 8% of the cases resulted in malposition and dislocation of the distal catheter; therefore, the authors together with ...
Ghezzi Fabio - - 2007
The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether antibiotic prophylaxis with a single dose of prulifloxacin after tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure decreases catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs). Patients undergoing TVT procedure receiving a single dose of prulifloxacin (600 mg) 10 h before catheter removal (n=54) were compared with ...
Martoni Andrea Angelo - - 2006
This phase II randomised trial compares oxaliplatin plus protracted infusion of 5-fluorouracil (pviFOX) or oxaliplatin plus capecitabine (XELOX) in the first-line treatment of advanced colorectal cancer (ACRC). From December 2001 to March 2005, 118 patients were randomised to arm A (pviFOX: pvi5-FU by a central venous catheter 250 mg/m2/daily d1-21+oxaliplatin ...
Pires e Albuquerque Marcos - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Placement, handling, and maintenance of indwelling central venous access devices may be difficult due to anatomical, clinical, or hematologic conditions in many cancer patients needing chemotherapy. An alternative approach technique is suggested joining surgical dissection to venipuncture, assisted by fluoroscopy, as a secure way to avoid complications of long-term ...
Aslan Ahmet R - - 2007
Over the last decade, tubularized incised plate (TIP) urethroplasty has become the first choice of surgical technique in patients with distal hypospadias. Despite the excellent cosmetic and functional results, prolonged catheterization (7-14 days) remains the main disadvantage of the TIP repair. In this study, we investigated the outcomes of the ...
Reid Samuel - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of short-term outpatient peripheral intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy for selected emergency department (ED) patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of pediatric ED patients presenting with infections of presumed bacterial etiology who received IV ceftriaxone and were discharged with a "capped" IV ...
Behrendt Florian F - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the cause for catheter loops of central venous ports. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 241 patients who received a central venous port via subclavian vein access were included in this retrospective study. Eighty of these patients had undergone a computed tomography of the chest, ...
Roberts Neil - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of two drain types after cardiac surgery in a randomized controlled trial, with primary outcome measure being depth of pericardial effusion 3 to 5 days after drain removal. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted at two university hospitals. A total of 199 patients ...
Gutiérrez San Román Carlos - - 2006
PURPOSE: Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (RTF) is a serious common complication of the surgical treatment of esophageal atresia. We report the results of our technique of bronchoscopic treatment of RTF with fibrin glue (Tissucol), with a follow-up of over 1 decade. METHODS: A retrospective review between 1993 and 2004 was conducted, ...
Johnson David W - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Current clinical practice guidelines recommend that no particular type of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter has been proved superior to another. However, a recent Cochrane review recommended the need for a large, well-designed, randomized, controlled trial of straight versus coiled PD catheters because of the paucity and suboptimal quality of ...
Millan M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Intersphincteric abscesses are relatively rare, and in some cases of upward extensions in the supralevator plane, can be difficult to manage. The aim of this study was to analyse the type of treatment used in these abscesses. METHODS: Twenty-one intersphincteric abscesses treated by endoanal drainage in our colorectal unit ...
Lyon Stuart M - - 2006
Significant pain can occur after removing transhepatic catheters from biliary access tracks, after percutaneous biliary drainage (PBD) or stenting. We undertook a randomized prospective study to ascertain whether track embolization decreases the amount of pain or analgesic requirement after PBD. Fifty consecutive patients (M:F, 22:28; age range: 29-85 years; mean ...
Grudzinski Linda - - 2007
Thrombosis of the central venous haemodialysis catheter compromises dialysis adequacy and catheter survival. Heparin containing catheter-locking solution has been associated with bleeding, interferes with INR (prothrombin time/international normalized ratio) measurements and is costly. Sodium citrate has been used successfully as a catheter-locking solution, but long-term experience with its use as ...
Pokala Naveen - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Prophylactic insertion of ureteric stents aids intra-operative identification of ureters and may allow easier visualization of any direct ureteric injury. Traditionally, ureteric catheters are inserted sequentially, before starting the abdominal part of the operation. This study determines the safety and efficacy of simultaneous intra-operative ureteric catheter insertion during complicated ...
Yeste Sánchez Luis - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: The cannulation of suitable peripheral veins may be a very painful experience. Implantable venous access systems have to some degree relieved this problem and help to provide an improvement in terms of quality of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have evaluated 560 patients during a follow up period of ...
Wang Jonathan - - 2006
PURPOSE: To retrospectively determine the long-term outcome (>6 months) of placement of tunneled hemodialysis catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The HIPAA-compliant study protocol was approved by the Committee on Human Research, which waived the requirement for informed consent. The records of patients who underwent hemodialysis with the Tesio system (Medcomp, Harleysville, ...
Masumoto Kouji - - 2006
The placement of the Hickman catheter in the central veins is thought to be an effective method for providing venous access in various clinical situations in children. The catheter is usually inserted by the percutaneous approach, but in some cases various troublesome complications can occur, such as sheath introducer kinking ...
Ezri Tiberiu - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Radiographically, a central venous catheter (CVC) tip should lie at the level of the right tracheobronchial angle. Precalculation of length of CVC insertion may avoid unnecessary catheter malposition. The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of a method of CVC positioning, based on external topographic landmarks. ...
Schulmeyer María Carolina Cabrera - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test if parameters measured by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) could be useful to evaluate the hemodynamic status of high-risk cardiovascular patients and if this information was sufficient to make changes in intraoperative management. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: Single-university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-eight ...
Saxena A K - - 2006
Efficacy and safety of antibiotic 'locks', in prevention of thrombotic and infectious complication-related morbidity and mortality, among diabetics dialyzed through tunneled-cuffed catheters (TCCs) has not been effectively investigated. This trial was designed to investigate the outcome of TCCs (n = 109), inserted among 96 diabetic end-stage renal disease patients (March ...
Idvall Ewa - - 2006
AIM: This paper reports a review of the scientific evidence for elective replacement of peripheral intravenous catheters in adults in the absence of any clinical complications, with the aim being to reduce the incidence and severity of thrombophlebitis. BACKGROUND: The incidence of thrombophlebitis associated with peripheral intravenous catheters has been ...
Saad Wael E A - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and consequences of complete inadvertent percutaneous nephrostomy catheter discontinuation in native kidneys of adults. In addition, this study evaluated the success rate of nephrostomy tract recannulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed in adult patients who underwent percutaneous nephrostomy between January 2000 and December ...
Low Gavin - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this comparison was to determine if retention balloon catheters are more effective than standard tip catheters in preventing barium incontinence during double-contrast barium enemas. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A prospective randomized study was conducted over a 1-year period after institutional review board approval. Two hundred twenty-three patients ...
Turi Mubasher H - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare the complications especially infection in two groups; group-A: those performing clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) and group-B: patients with indwelling catheters. METHODS: Comparative study, conducted at Department of Urology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. A total of 80 patients with ages between 15 - 80 years were studied. ...
Gosavi Sucheta - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Radio frequency (RF) energy is capable of interrupting the reentrant circuit of atrial flutter and curing the arrhythmia. The development of 8-mm tip catheter provides more tissue damage and has offered the promise of improved success. The purpose of our study was to determine if the acute and long-term ...
Fontana Stefano - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Individual adaptation of processed patient's blood volume (PBV) should reduce number and/or duration of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) collections. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The durations of leukapheresis procedures were adapted by means of an interim analysis of harvested CD34+ cells to obtain the intended yield of CD34+ ...
Dunn Charles W - - 2006
The recommended treatment temperature for endovascular radiofrequency obliteration (RFO) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) is 85 degrees C. Faster catheter pullback rates are possible when the operating catheter tip temperature is increased. We studied the safety and effectiveness of RFO of the GSV using a temperature of 90 degrees ...
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