Location and structure of fibrous sheath formed after placing a tunneled hemodialysis catheter in a large pig model.
CONCLUSION: Our model showed that the fibrous sheath forms around all catheters and covers them in their entire length and circumference without any gaps. PMID: 29587560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The forearm basilic vein looped transposition fistula as a tertiary option for upper limb vascular access.
CONCLUSION: Autologous forearm basilic vein looped transposition is an effective surgical procedure for the creation of access for haemodialysis. This may be a useful option in patients with compromised peripheral arterial diameter or flow and should be considered in patients with a suitable forearm basilic vein. PMID: 29587579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Decreasing dialysis catheter rates by creating a multidisciplinary dialysis access program.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that a formalized access program decreases catheter rates, central line-associated bloodstream infection, and the resultant hospitalizations, mortality, and costs. Areas with high hemodialysis catheter rates should develop access programs to better serve their patient population. PMID: 29575978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Diameter of inflow as a predictor of radiocephalic fistula flow.
Authors: Kairaitis LK, Collett JP, Swinnen J Abstract INTRODUCTION: The optimal method for vascular access surveillance is largely unknown. A previous case-control study suggested a simplified anatomical measure obtained by Doppler ultrasound-the narrowest segment of the circuit or "minimal luminal diameter" may identify patients with a dysfunctional radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula. The relationship between minimal luminal diameter and access flow (Qa) in the radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula has not previously been studied. METHODS: Patients undergoing Doppler ultrasound of a radiocephalic arte...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The efficacy of drug-eluting stent for recurrent central venous restenosis in a patient undergoing hemodialysis.
CONCLUSION: Drug-eluting stent placement is an effective strategy for recurrent central venous stenosis in patients with ipsilateral arteriovenous fistula. To our knowledge, this is the first report of drug-eluting stent placement for recurrent venous stenosis in a patient undergoing hemodialysis. PMID: 29577815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Vascular access via translumbar Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow dialysis catheter in a case of severe central venous occlusion.
Authors: Loskutov A, Dave A, Gooden C, Saucier NA, Cho KH, Wible BC, Borsa JJ PMID: 29582678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Does the real-time ultrasound guidance provide safer venipuncture in implantable venous port implantation?
CONCLUSION: The ultrasound-guided axillary approach may be preferred as a method to reduce the risk of both early and late complications. Large, randomized, controlled prospective trials will be helpful in determining a safer implantable venous port implantation technique. PMID: 29582679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Catheter-related complications and survival among incident hemodialysis patients in Singapore.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, prolonged duration of catheter insertion is found to be a risk factor for catheter-related bloodstream infection in hemodialysis patients, and its development is associated with increased mortality. Early referral to a nephrologist and creation of arteriovenous fistula in pre-end-stage renal disease patients are pivotal in improving the outcomes of patients. PMID: 29582680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Iodide mumps following vascular access management.
Authors: Londrino F, Granata A, Tatangelo P, Boiceff S, Dessì G, Palumbo R PMID: 29582681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Hypnosis as adjunct therapy to conscious sedation for venous access device implantation in breast cancer: A pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Hypnosis under conscious sedation appears feasible and safe for port implantation under conscious sedation in cancer patients. Further studies would determine the exact value of hypnosis effectiveness. PMID: 29566587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Vascular mapping for the decision of hemodialysis access method: Case report.
Authors: Uchino T, Nakai H, Ichihashi H, Sasaki T, Azuma N Abstract Preoperative ultrasound vascular mapping was performed to determine the surgical method for two cases where standard arteriovenous fistula was not possible. In case 1, the previous arteriovenous fistula of the left arm was occluded, and arteriovenous graft of the right arm was thrombosed after frequent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Contrast medium was contraindicated because of allergy. Using preoperative ultrasound vascular mapping, we were able to establish the appropriate surgical method. In case 2, hemodialysis was started by catheter ...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The impact of the difficult vascular access, fear, and anxiety level in children on the success of first-time phlebotomy.
CONCLUSION: Child's fear, anxiety before phlebotomy, and difficult vascular access affects the first-time phlebotomy success. PMID: 29562830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The Valsalva manoeuvre versus tourniquet for venipuncture.
DISCUSSION: This increase in cross-sectional basilic and brachial vein diameters was not different to that obtained with the elastic tube tourniquet. PMID: 29562836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Vascular access for home haemodialysis.
CONCLUSION: Our study has shown that home haemodialysis can be safely and independently performed at home within a closely managed home haemodialysis programme. The authors also advocate the use of arteriovenous fistulas for this cohort of patients due to both low complication and intervention rates. PMID: 29562840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Real-time ultrasound-guided placement of peripherally inserted central venous catheter without fluoroscopy.
CONCLUSION: Ultrasound guidance for puncturing and tip positioning is a promising option for the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters. Ultrasound guidance could dispense with radiation exposure and the transfer of patients to the X-ray department. PMID: 29562841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Vascular access in a rare case of 'isolated-persistent left superior vena cava'.
Authors: Bulsara SS, Paliwal V, Prasad G, Bharath M, Sahu T, Sheorain V, Grover T, Parakh R PMID: 29552928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Cardiac implantable electronic device and vascular access: Strategies to overcome problems.
Authors: Kusztal M, Nowak K Abstract For arrhythmia treatment or sudden cardiac death prevention in hemodialysis patients, there is a frequent need for placement of a cardiac implantable electronic device (pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization device). Leads from a cardiac implantable electronic device can cause central vein stenosis and carry the risk of tricuspid regurgitation or contribute to infective endocarditis. In patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring vascular access and cardiac implantable electronic device, the best strategy is to create an arteriovenou...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Structured physical assessment of arteriovenous fistulae in haemodialysis access surveillance: A missed opportunity?
CONCLUSION: The analysis of evidence demonstrates that physical assessment of arteriovenous fistulae is an effective method of detecting arteriovenous fistulae dysfunction and is a skill that can be taught. A structured physical assessment and its implementation may be significant in routine care, but research into the most effective physical assessment techniques and its impact on clinical practice in haemodialysis is required. PMID: 29552935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The intracavitary electrocardiography method for positioning the tip of epicutaneous cava catheter in neonates: Pilot study.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that the intracavitary electrocardiography method is safe and accurate in neonates as demonstrated in pediatric and adult patients. The applicability of the method is 97% and its feasibility is 79%. The overall accuracy is 76% but it rises to 97% if "peak" P wave is detected. PMID: 29552936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Thigh arteriovenous grafts. Quantitative comparison with alternative options: A meta-analysis.
Authors: Lazarides MK, Argyriou C, Koutsoumpelis A, Georgakarakos EI, Georgiadis GS Abstract Thigh arteriovenous grafts are required in a number of patients with exhausted upper extremity veins and comprise 1%-5% of the total access procedures performed. Alternative autogenous lower extremity options are the rarely used sapheno-tibial arteriovenous fistulae, the saphenous vein transpositions, and the femoral vein transpositions. The latter have proven to be the most durable lower limb access procedures, with low infection rates and their primary patency rates ranged from 74% up to 87% at 2 years. Synthetic t...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Comparing the 12-month patency of low- versus high-pressure dilation in failing arteriovenous fistulae: A prospective multicenter trial (YOROI study).
CONCLUSION: The patency rate does not differ between low-pressure dilation and high-pressure dilation. PMID: 29552951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

One-stage operation for superficialization of native radio-cephalic fistula in obese patients.
CONCLUSION: This small series of patients indicates that one-stage superficialization of radio-cephalic fistula is a safe and effective option to start hemodialysis in obese subjects. PMID: 29554827 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Surgical technique of placement of an external jugular tunneled hemodialysis catheter in a large pig model.
CONCLUSION: We present our experience to help other researchers who might encounter the same problem. PMID: 29557223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

A patient with arteriovenous fistula of simultaneously performed anastoplasty for excessive blood flow and graft bypass to secure an outflow tract.
CONCLUSION: Anastoplasty for excessive blood flow is considered to be an effective means in this case. PMID: 29560768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Endovascular bypass for salvage of vascular access in hemodialysis catheter-consigned patients.
CONCLUSION: Salvage of abandoned vascular access sites for hemodialysis catheter-consigned patients can be technically feasible and clinically successful using endovascular bypass techniques in selected patients when surgical revision is not considered or is not possible. PMID: 29560785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Effect of catheter diameter on left innominate vein in breast cancer patients after totally implantable venous access port placement.
CONCLUSION: The incidence of left innominate vein stenosis was higher after implantation of totally implantable venous access ports with 8F catheter rather than with 6.5F catheter. Considering that using 8F catheter versus 6.5F catheter has no advantage in terms of performance of the device, the results of our study suggest that ports with catheters>7F should be avoided. PMID: 29560786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Insertion site assessment of peripherally inserted central catheters: Inter-observer agreement between nurses and inpatients.
CONCLUSION: The high level of agreement between nurse/patient pairs make the instrument useful for assessing peripherally inserted central catheter-associated signs of localised infection, allergic or irritant dermatitis or dressing dislodgement in a community setting. PMID: 29560795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Electrocardiographic-guided tip positioning technique for peripherally inserted central catheters in a Dutch teaching hospital: Feasibility and cost-effectiveness analysis in a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Implementation of electrocardiographic-guided tip positioning for peripherally inserted central catheter was safe and effective in this study and led to an improved high value and cost-conscious care. PMID: 29560814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for central venous stenosis or occlusion in hemodialysis patients.
The objectives of central venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty are to dilate the venous lesion and to extend the life of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. It is reasonable to perform percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for central venous lesions if this interventional therapy is required to maintain stable dialysis therapy. However, the presence of large fresh thrombus at central venous lesion site represents a contraindication to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty unless the thrombus can first be removed by thrombectomy. Balloon angioplasty is a basic treatment for central venous lesion, but stent impla...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Reasons of unsuccessful implantation of short-term hemodialysis catheters in jugular veins using real-time ultrasound.
CONCLUSION: Previous use of short-term catheter is pivotal in the occurrence of unsuccessful implantation of short-term catheter in internal jugular veins using real-time ultrasound. PMID: 29529916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided intravenous access in adults using SonoStik ®, a novel encapsulated sterile guidewire: A prospective cohort trial.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that emergency department technicians skilled in ultrasound-guided intravenous access could successfully place SonoStik 83.3% of the time in vessels that were unable to be palpated or visualized. Compared to standard ultrasound intravenous cannulation, the odds ratio of successful cannulation with SonoStik was 0.91 (95% confidence interval = 0.04-17.5). In all cases, the time required to successfully insert SonoStik was less than 4 min from tourniquet application to catheter advancement to hub, with a mean time of less than 2.5 min. PMID: 29529917 [PubMed ...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Validity of administrative database code algorithms to identify vascular access placement, surgical revisions, and secondary patency.
CONCLUSION: Administrative data algorithms have fair to good operating characteristics to identify vascular access placement and arteriovenous access secondary patency. Low positive predictive values for surgical revisions algorithm suggest that administrative data should only be used to rule out the occurrence of an event. PMID: 29529926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Exchange over the guidewire from non-tunneled to tunneled hemodialysis catheters can be performed without patency loss.
CONCLUSION: An exchange with the over-the-guidewire method from a non-tunneled to a tunneled catheter was comparable to a de novo catheter placement technique. Therefore, this method should be viewed more favorably and should especially be considered for acute kidney injury patients. PMID: 29529930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Vascular access donor artery dilatation: Considerations about the formation mechanism in immunosuppressed patient.
Authors: Giordano G, Giannikouris IE, Viganò S, Bacchini G PMID: 29529931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow graft radiopaque tip detachment and embolization during implantation.
Authors: Wagner MA, Dillavou ED PMID: 29529960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Role of stents in hemodialysis vascular access.
Authors: Abreo K, Sequeira A Abstract Stents are ubiquitously utilized in coronary and peripheral arterial disease. Interventional nephrologists, however, place stents in the venous outflow of the arteriovenous access. Stenosis is the predominant pathology that causes access dysfunction and will ultimately lead to thrombosis if uncorrected. Angioplasty and stent deployment are the current techniques available to combat stenosis. From initial bare metal stainless steel stents, the current generations of stents used are predominately covered nitinol stents. The latest randomized control trials reveal that stents decr...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Angioplasty to promote arteriovenous fistula maturation and maintenance.
Authors: Abreo K, Buffington M, Sachdeva B Abstract The arteriovenous fistula is currently the best permanent access for the hemodialysis patient. Unfortunately, stenosis impairs maturation, long-term survival, and function of the arteriovenous fistula. Angioplasty currently is the best procedure for the treatment of immature and dysfunctional arteriovenous fistulas. In this review, the authors discuss the optimum time to evaluate arteriovenous fistulas for maturity, methods of evaluation for maturity, and the role of angioplasty in salvaging immature arteriovenous fistulas. The review also discusses the effect of ...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Vein rupture by Arrow-Trerotola percutaneous thrombolytic device in a treatment of thrombosed arteriovenous graft.
CONCLUSIONS: It could be dangerous to use Trerotola PTD in a native vein immediately after angioplasty. PMID: 29529963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Prevalence of chronic kidney disease among patients undergoing transradial percutaneous coronary interventions.
CONCLUSION: This study finds that nearly one-third of the patients undergoing transradial percutaneous coronary interventions have advanced chronic kidney disease. Because many of these patients may require dialysis, the use of radial artery to conduct percutaneous coronary interventions must be carefully considered in chronic kidney disease population. PMID: 29529964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

After peritoneal dialysis discontinuation: When will we remove peritoneal dialysis catheter?
Authors: Kasuga H Abstract Most of the peritoneal dialysis patients stop their peritoneal dialysis therapy and transfer to hemodialysis or kidney transplantation. In Japan, most end-stage kidney disease patients select hemodialysis after peritoneal dialysis discontinuation. Peritoneal dialysis catheter will be removed after stopping peritoneal dialysis. If peritoneal dialysis patients suffer from refractory peritonitis or severe tunnel infection, we remove the peritoneal dialysis catheter immediately. However, the causes of peritoneal dialysis discontinuation are ultrafiltration failure or peritoneal membrane dysfu...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein cannulation in the obese patient in a forced semi-sitting position.
CONCLUSION: Ultrasound imaging enables us to choose a desirable access for successful internal jugular vein cannulation in the obese patient without head-down tilt position. The lateral-oblique probe position for internal jugular vein cannulation may have advantages in certain clinical situations. PMID: 29529966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Central venous catheterization for acute trauma resuscitation: Tip position analysis using routine emergency computed tomography.
Authors: Struck MF, Ewens S, Schummer W, Busch T, Bernhard M, Fakler JKM, Stumpp P, Stehr SN, Josten C, Wrigge H Abstract PURPOSE: Central venous catheter insertion for acute trauma resuscitation may be associated with mechanical complications, but studies on the exact central venous catheter tip positions are not available. The goal of the study was to analyze central venous catheter tip positions using routine emergency computed tomography. METHODS: Consecutive acute multiple trauma patients requiring large-bore thoracocervical central venous catheters in the resuscitation room of a university hospital were e...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Use of 8-cm 22G-long peripheral cannulas in pediatric patients.
CONCLUSION: Long peripheral cannulas represent a valid option for medium-term intravenous access in children undergoing surgery. Majority of patients will be successfully treated with one long peripheral cannula for the duration of their treatment without the need for further cannulation. PMID: 29529968 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Subclavian steal syndrome in a hemodialysis patient after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of arteriovenous access.
CONCLUSION: This case shows that percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for an arteriovenous fistula may induce subclavian steal syndrome, and a modified graft inclusion technique was useful in improving the high flow of an arteriovenous fistula. PMID: 29529969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ulnar-basilic vein transposition on radial artery for home parenteral nutrition.
Authors: Della Schiava N, Arsicot M, Boudjelit T, Chambrier C, Moia A, Herail J, Roquet G, Favier de Lachomette M, Feugier P, Millon A, Lermusiaux P PMID: 29536788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Central venous catheterization-induced right brachiocephalic vein pseudoaneurysm: Successfully treated with stent-assisted coiling.
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first report of treatment of a right brachiocephalic vein pseudoaneurysm with stent-assisted coil embolization. We think that uncovered stent-assisted coil embolization is the safest and most fundamental treatment for wide-neck venous pseudoaneurysm especially in a hemodynamically unstable setting. PMID: 29536821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Placement issues of hemodialysis catheters with pre-existing central lines and catheters.
CONCLUSION: Based on our experience, we suggest that placement of hemodialysis catheter in the internal jugular vein ipsilateral to the pre-existing catheter/leads is safe and spares the contralateral limb for arteriovenous fistula creation. PMID: 29542366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Implanted ports in adults with primary immunodeficiency.
CONCLUSION: The utility and safety of implanted ports in adults with primary immune deficiency for whom subcutaneous immunoglobulin G therapy is not desired or feasible are probably similar to those of ports in patients without primary immune deficiency. PMID: 29542377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Catheter-related bloodstream infection by Rhizobium radiobacter in a hemodialysis patient.
Authors: Mandolfo S, Maggio M, Ronga C, Anesi A, Rognoni V PMID: 29542380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Complications and adequacy of transplant kidney biopsies: A comparison of techniques.
CONCLUSION: Kidney biopsy complications appear to be similar when using any of the three techniques examined in our study. However, ultrasound-guided trocar technique may yield lower biopsy adequacy when compared to non-trocar techniques. PMID: 29544384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - March 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research