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Weemhoff Mirjam - - 2011
The aim of this study was to compare the number of temporary catheter replacements and urinary tract infections after indwelling catheterization for 2 versus 5 days following an anterior colporrhaphy. Two hundred forty-six patients were randomly assigned to 2 or 5 days of indwelling catheterization. Outcome measures were temporary catheter ...
Mahler Simon A - - 2011
The objective of the study was to determine if the short-axis approach and long-axis approach to ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access (USGPIV) differ in success rate, catheter insertion time, and number of needle sticks. A convenience sample of emergency department patients aged 18 to 65 years with difficult IV access (2 ...
Chartier-Kastler Emmanuel - - 2011
Neurogenic bladder can be effectively managed with intermittent catheterization (IC) to improve or restore continence, but there is no consensus on which type of catheter is preferred. Hydrophilic catheters were developed to reduce urethral friction, thereby minimizing trauma and sticking, and making them more acceptable to the patient, and easier ...
Renard Eric - - 2010
No recent clinical data on the incidence of catheter-related adverse events under insulin pump therapy have been reported. This was a prospective, two-period, observational, multicenter study in 45 diabetes outpatients (mean continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion [CSII] use, 6 years; mean hemoglobin A1c, 7.7%, at baseline). During the initial 1-month period ...
Heil Justin W - - 2010
Brachial plexus perineural catheters provide specific analgesia for upper extremity surgery. Although single-injection ultrasound-guided supraclavicular blocks have been described, little is known about the efficacy of perineural catheters inserted using this approach. We present our experience with ultrasound-guided supraclavicular perineural catheters for distal upper extremity surgery. In this case series, ...
Evans R Scott - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Previous studies undertaken to identify risk factors for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-associated DVT have yielded conflicting results. PICC insertion teams and other health-care providers need to understand the risk factors so that they can develop methods to prevent DVT. METHODS: A 1-year prospective observational study of PICC insertions ...
Shavit L - - 2010
Catheter thrombosis is common and results in inadequate dialysis treatment and, frequently, in catheter loss. Since dialysis treatment runs on a strict schedule, occluded catheters need to be restored in a timely and cost effective manner. We present a new shortened protocol of urokinase infusion that allows hemodialysis to be ...
Reich-Schupke S - - 2010
Different catheters (angiography, single-balloon) have been used for foam sclerotherapy of the great saphenous vein (GSV). Is there greater efficacy and safety in the use of a double-balloon catheter? Twenty patients were treated with a double-balloon catheter and 3% polidocanol foam. Follow-up after one day, one and six weeks, six ...
Pardo Ivanesa - - 2011
To compare morbidity in patients with surgically implanted central venous ports that were placed in the subcutaneous tissues of the mid axillary line at the anterior border of the latissimus muscle (group A) versus the anterior chest wall (group C). Between 2003 and 2007, a total of 183 patients with ...
Lewalter Thorsten - - 2011
Gold electrodes have the theoretical advantage of creating bigger lesions than platinum-iridium (Pt-Ir) electrodes. We performed a prospective randomized study to compare the clinical efficacy of standard 8 mm Pt-Ir tip catheter (control) and 8 mm gold-tip catheters in the ablation of the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent atrial flutter. A total ...
Bonizzoli Manuela - - 2011
Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) have been proposed as an alternative to central venous catheters (CVC). The aim of this study was to determine the thrombosis rate in relation to PICC placement in patients discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU). Data of patients admitted to the ICU (Careggi ...
Prunet Bertrand - - 2012
Hypothermia remains one of the major factors limiting surgery in extensively burned patients. We evaluated the effectiveness of an intravascular rewarming technique using CoolGard 3000™ system and Icy™ catheter to maintain normothermia during surgeries of severe burned patients and compared these findings to a historical control group. This was a ...
Peris Adriano - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence demonstrating improved safety with ultrasound-guided placement of central venous catheters (CVC) in comparison with the use of anatomical landmarks, ultrasound guidance is still not routinely used by all physicians when obtaining central venous access. METHODS: We report data pertaining to the placement of long-term CVCs in a ...
Meddings Jennifer - - 2010
Prolonged catheterization is the primary risk factor for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). Reminder systems are interventions used to prompt the removal of unnecessary urinary catheters. To summarize the effect of urinary catheter reminder systems on the rate of CAUTI, urinary catheter use, and the need for recatheterization, we performed ...
Hess Holly A - - 2010
to evaluate the effectiveness of a vein-viewing device on the success of venipunctures performed by staff nurses on a pediatric surgical unit. this prospective, non-randomized study examined pediatric inpatients from the age of newborn to 17 years requiring vascular access at a tertiary care center in northeast Florida. The number ...
Kavalakkat Joseph P - - 2010
There are different methods of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) catheter placement. Open surgical technique is a widely followed method. The complication rate following catheter placement varies and catheter blockage due to omental plugging is one of the main reasons. To analyze the need for routine omentectomy during CAPD catheter ...
De Sio Marco - - 2011
To evaluate the effect of nephrostomy tube size on perioperative outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithtotmy (PCNL). Forty-five well-matched patients with normal renal function were prospectively divided in two nonrandomized groups after uneventful PCNL (to receive either a 22-Fr, group 1 (n = 24 pts), or a 12-Fr nephrostomy tube, group 2 (n = 21 pts)). ...
Masumoto Kouji - - 2011
The reserve of the venous route to the central veins is important for long-term parenteral nutrition (PN). Frequent catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) induces occlusion of the venous routes. Therefore, a modified exchange procedure using a tunneled central venous catheter (CVC) with a fibrous sheath was developed to preserve the route ...
Mariano Edward R - - 2010
Perineural catheter insertion using ultrasound guidance alone is a relatively new approach. Previous studies have shown that ultrasound-guided catheters take less time to place with high placement success rates, but the analgesic efficacy compared with the established stimulating catheter technique remains unknown. We tested the hypothesis that popliteal-sciatic perineural catheter ...
Nucci Marcio - - 2010
Patients with candidemia frequently have a central venous catheter (CVC) in place, and its early removal is considered the standard of care. We performed a subgroup analysis of 2 phase III, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, controlled trials of candidemia to examine the effects of early CVC removal (within 24 or 48 ...
Perrin M - - 2010
Endovenous treatment is progressively supplanting open surgery in treatment of saphenous reflux. Among the emerging techniques the VNUS Closure, procedure with ClosureFast is one of the most promising. The aim of the presente review is to remind the principle of radiofrequency action in varicose vein treatment, to describe the procedure ...
Chow K M - - 2010
To investigate the effect of antibiotic lock solutions for preventing catheter-related bacteraemia in patients receiving haemodialysis. Retrospective study. University teaching hospital, Hong Kong. Consecutive patients from March 2006 to April 2007 who had central venous catheter insertion for haemodialysis in our centre were included in this historically controlled study. In ...
Tecklenburg Fred W - - 2010
To determine the success rate and complications of using the external jugular (EJ) vein for central venous access in pediatric patients. Prospective cohort study of children who underwent attempts at EJ vein central venous access while receiving care in an 11-bed pediatric intensive care unit at an urban children's hospital. ...
Leidel Bernd A - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines recommend intraosseous (IO) vascular access in adults if peripheral venous access is unavailable. Most available data derive from children, animal models, cadaver studies or the prehospital setting. Therefore we compared two different IO access devices in adults under resuscitation in the hospital setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This ...
Grenader Tal - - 2010
Indwelling central venous catheters and implantable port systems are widely used in the care of patients with cancer. Bevacizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, significantly prolongs survival when added to intravenous 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy as first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. It has also been shown to ...
Meier Pascal - - 2011
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) has been increasingly used in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). One of the major properties that likely influence the catheter lifespan includes its surface specificity. We hypothesized that the improvement of blood-surface interaction by a reactive polymer film coating might reduce thrombogenic ...
He Bo - - 2011
The feasibility and safety of the transradial approach for catheter ablation of idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (ILVT) have not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and safety of transradial approach for catheter ablation in ILVT patients. Thirty consecutive ILVT patients with negative Allen's test ...
Akazawa Yohei - - 2010
To evaluate the impact of suction technique on the rate of meconium removal, oxygenation, and hemodynamics in an animal experimental model of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). MAS was induced in ventilated rabbits using 3.5 ml/kg of 20% human meconium. Tracheal suction with either catheter suction (CS) or meconium aspirator (MA) ...
Aouad Marie T - - 2010
Percutaneous cannulation of the femoral vein, in the pediatric age group, can be technically challenging, especially when performed by residents in training. We examined whether the use of real-time ultrasound guidance is superior to a landmark technique for femoral vein catheterization in children undergoing heart surgery. Patients were prospectively randomized ...
Memon Javed I - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the standard central venous catheter (CVC) practice in an adult intensive care unit (ICU) for potential improvement. METHODS: This is a prospective descriptive study conducted in an adult ICU of the 300-bedded King Abdul- Aziz Hospital, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. All consecutive patients admitted over 18 months (April ...
Trerotola Scott O - - 2010
To prospectively evaluate outcomes associated with use of a triple-lumen (TL) peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. Patients were prospectively enrolled in this HIPAA-compliant, institutional review board-approved study. Informed consent was obtained. All patients were in one hospital's ICUs and needed intermediate-term central venous ...
Schroeder Alan R - - 2010
To determine whether a continuous infusion of heparin reduces the rate of catheter-related thrombosis in neonates and infants post cardiac surgery. Central venous and intracardiac catheters are used routinely in postoperative pediatric cardiac patients. Catheter-related thrombosis occurs in 8% to 45% of pediatric patients with central venous catheters. Single-center, randomized, ...
Raymundo Igor Teixeira - - 2010
Treatment in sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a contentious issue, today, oral steroids are the most common choice and considered the best treatment option, but the use of intratympanic steroids has become an attractive alternative, especially in cases when systemic therapy fails, or to avoid the side effects of the ...
Hamid Mohammad - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Premature epidural catheter termination in the postoperative period is a common cause of epidural analgesia failure. The incidence varies from 5.7 to 13%. A higher incidence of unplanned epidural catheter termination was observed in our hospital. We took this as a quality improvement project, monitored the causes ...
Bautista Francisco - - 2010
There are few reports regarding the presence of retained fixed fragments after removal of indwelling central venous catheters in children. We conducted a retrospective study of 355 patients who underwent removal of central venous catheter from 1996 to 2008. Six patients (1.6%) had a failed attempt of removal, resulting in ...
Landry Daniel L - - 2010
Antibiotic locks in catheter-dependent chronic hemodialysis patients reduce the rate of catheter-related blood stream infections (CRIs), but there are no data regarding the long-term consequences of this practice. Over a 4-year period, from October 1, 2002, to September 30, 2006, we initiated a gentamicin and heparin lock (GHL) protocol in ...
Park Ki-Ho - - 2010
There are limited data on outcomes of Hickman catheter salvage associated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in neutropenic cancer patients. We evaluated the outcome of attempted Hickman catheter salvage in these patients who were not given antibiotic lock therapy. Outcomes were retrospectively analyzed in all neutropenic cancer patients with Hickman ...
Casanegra Ana Isabel - - 2011
Experts and national regulatory bodies have deemed femoral vein catheterization (FVC) unsafe, and recommend avoiding it whenever possible. To assess rates of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBI) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) complicating FVC. Prospective observational cohort study. Medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a 350-bed community teaching hospital. Consecutive admissions ...
Peredo R - - 2010
In this study, we aimed to determine the utility of a multiple system intervention to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) in our intensive care unit (ICU). A prospective cohort study was undertaken in the medical and surgical ICU at a university hospital. We applied five measures: educational sessions about inserting ...
Yang Janet Yk - - 2010
Pediatric literature and guidelines of treatment options for right atrial thrombosis (RAT) are lacking; thus, this review summarizes the available literature on RAT in infants and children. Medline search identified 35 publications, with 27 prospective or retrospective case series included for data analysis. A total of 122 cases of RAT ...
Bouaziz H - - 2010
Improved pain management techniques and rehabilitation programs have significantly modified outcome for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of the survey was to describe the French practice patterns in regional anaesthesia for TKA. Twenty-item questionnaires were distributed to units with significant orthopaedic activity across France. The content referred to the ...
Gücük Adnan - - 2010
PURPOSE: To present the short-term results of hydrophilic dilatation catheter or steroid-coated hydrophilic dilatation catheter usage in the management of primary urethral stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-five male patients with a diagnosis of primary urethral stricture shorter than 1.5 cm and no comorbities were included in this study. After application ...
Huo Yan - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare results between the magnetic navigation system (MNS) and conventional catheter ablation of cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent right atrial flutter (AFL) in a case control study. BACKGROUND: A remote MNS has been used for ablation of various arrhythmias including CTI-dependent AFL but comparative ...
Yacopetti Nic - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes of elective central venous catheter (CVC) insertions performed by either a clinical nurse consultant (CNC) or anaesthetic medical staff (AMS). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Prospective audit of a convenience sample of consecutive CVC insertions between July 2005 and October 2007 at a metropolitan teaching hospital ...
Onder Ali Mirza - - 2010
Antibiotic lock (ABL) solutions can effectively treat catheter-related bacteraemia (CRB) without the need for catheter exchange. This approach does not increase secondary infectious complications. We evaluated the risk factors that contribute to failure when CRB is treated with ABLs and systemic antibiotics in paediatric haemodialysis patients. A retrospective chart review ...
Ivan D Maya - - 2010
Concentrated heparin solutions are instilled into the catheter lumens after each hemodialysis session to prevent catheter thrombosis. The heparin lock concentration at many centers has been decreased recently to reduce the risk of systemic bleeding and contain costs. However, the effect of this change on catheter patency is unknown. We ...
Lee Randall J - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Surgical ligation of the left atrial appendage (LAA) has been shown to be an effective alternative to warfarin therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation. A novel catheter-based approach for LAA ligation was evaluated for safety and effectiveness in a canine model. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 26 healthy ...
Ni Nina - - 2011
To compare the rates of central venous stenosis in patients undergoing hemodialysis who underwent disruption of fibrin sheath with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloons and those who underwent over-the-wire catheter exchange. This study is a retrospective review of 209 percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon disruption and 1304 over-the-wire catheter exchange procedures performed ...
Fang Hsiu-Yu - - 2010
The efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) has improved dramatically due to the development of new devices. Severe calcification of coronary lesions may be encountered even when the guidewire crosses the CTO, preventing the balloon from penetrating the lesion. A new "Tornus" penetration catheter has ...
Collares Felipe B - - 2010
PURPOSE: To determine the success rate for reinsertion of interventional radiology-placed catheters that were accidentally removed by using the existing percutaneous track and to investigate factors that influence success rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective analysis of 225 patients who presented with dislodged catheters (24 tunneled central ...
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