The role of interventional radiology in detecting abnormalities of the superior vena cava anatomy.
Authors: Pescatori LC, De Caro G PMID: 28777406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Management of hypertension in patients during percutaneous dialysis access interventions.
This article investigates hypertension in patients undergoing percutaneous dialysis access interventions and provides guidance to their management. PMID: 28777407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Authors' response to comments on: The DRIL procedure for arteriovenous access ischemic steal: a controversial approach.
Authors: Davidson I, Beathard G, Gallieni M, Ross J PMID: 28777408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Potential role of a subcutaneously anchored securement device in preventing dislodgment of tunneled-cuffed central venous devices in pediatric patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of SAS proved to significantly reduce the incidence of complications in pediatric patients, particularly during the first 30 postoperative days. Basing on our results we suggest to routinely adopt this new securement device for high-risk CVC. PMID: 28777409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

A mechanism of banding failure in excessively dilated fistulas.
CONCLUSIONS: Identical findings in these four patients suggest that the extensive infolding and caliber diameter reduction created by banding these massively dilated fistulas, when combined with the pulsatility induced in the pre-banding segment, leads to a gradual incorporation of the suture tie into the vessel wall and finally within the lumen. We suggest erosion of banding material and failure of flow reduction may occur with any technique but may be more likely with a single polypropylene suture restricting very large AVF. We suggest such excessively dilated fistulas requiring flow reduction may be successfully treated...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Algorithmic salvage techniques in non-maturing radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulae with their long-term patency.
CONCLUSIONS: Operative salvage techniques play an important role in achieving assisted functional maturation and long-term patency in RCAVF as an alternative and/or in conjunction with other minimally invasive procedures. These procedures can maximize access outcome, minimize bridging procedures, decrease complications and optimize patient anatomical resources for longer access provisions in an era of aging population. PMID: 28777411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Atypical use of PICC in infants and small children: a unicentric experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Atypical PICC positioning is a safe and useful alternative to the conventional technique when there is need for a central vascular access device (CVAD) for mid- or long-term therapy. PMID: 28777412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Proximal ulnar artery arteriovenous fistula inflow is an uncommon but useful vascular access option.
CONCLUSIONS: A PUA-AVF is a safe and reliable autogenous access. It is particularly important when the radial artery is the only or dominant arterial supply to the hand, in patients with small but patent radial arteries, and in selected individuals requiring a brachial vein transposition. PMID: 28777413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ischemic stroke due to retrograde thromboembolism during arteriovenous graft thrombectomy.
Authors: Salahuddin H, Tietjen G, Jumaa M, Zaidi SF PMID: 28777414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Repositioning of central venous access devices using a high-flow flush technique - a clinical practice and cost review.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical outcomes suggest that CICCs and PICCs may be successfully repositioned utilizing this technique, with no adverse events associated and a prospective cost saving benefit when compared to interventional-based repositioning procedures. PMID: 28777415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided intravenous catheter insertion in a prone patient using a T probe in emergency setting.
CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated the feasibility and safety of US-guided CVC placements in an emergency setting. PMID: 28777416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Outcomes of three types of native arteriovenous fistula in a single center.
Authors: Chisci E, Harris LM, Menici F, Frosini P, Romano E, Troisi N, Ercolini L, Michelagnoli S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the outcomes of three different types of native arteriovenous fistula (AVF), the distal (D: radial-cephalic), middle-arm (MA: radial-cephalic) and proximal (P: brachial-cephalic) AVF access creation for hemodialysis patients in a single center. METHODS: An 8-year retrospective review, from 2006 to 2014, was conducted at a single institution in which the surgical outcomes for three different types of native AVF creation were reviewed. Preoperative duplex vein mapping was obtained in all ...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Reducing tunneled catheter-related infection in hemodialysis patients with nationwide standardization of catheter care protocol.
Authors: Lee KG, Ng LC, Yeon W, Silva Thore S, Abd Rahman M, Rofi SNM, Lim WW, Ling ML, Choong HL PMID: 28777418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The NeutraClear ® needleless connector is equally effective against catheter colonization compared to MicroClave®.
CONCLUSIONS: The NeutraClear® needleless connector proved to be as efficient as the MicroClave® connector in the prevention of catheter colonization and migration of S. aureus from the surface to the inside of the hub in an in vitro model. PMID: 28777419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Procalcitonin level as a surrogate for catheter-related blood stream infection among hemodialysis patients.
Authors: Hamada Imam M, Gamal E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a frequent complication among hemodialysis patients who usually are presented with nonspecific signs such as fever, rigors, and hypotension. Blood culture will take up to 5 days and antimicrobials will be started. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a valid marker in sepsis. Our goal in this study is to evaluate its usefulness as a diagnostic marker in detecting CRBSI among hemodialysis patients who present with suspected CRBSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one hemodialysis patients with suspected CRBSI were enrolled in ...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

A randomized comparison between an intravenous catheter system with a retractable guidewire and conventional intravenous catheters.
Authors: Chick JFB, Reddy SN, Chen JX, Sammarco T, Chittams J, Trerotola SO Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to compare an intravenous (IV) catheter system which uses a retractable guidewire (RG-IV) designed to facilitate IV placement with a conventional IV (C-IV) catheter control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized design was used. Patients referred to interventional radiology for outpatient procedures were offered participation. Enrollment occurred between August and November 2013. Patients were assigned to receive the RG-IV or C-IV in a 1:1 randomization scheme. After assignment,...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The use of streptokinase for restoration of patency to hemodialysis central venous catheters: a low-cost, safe and effective option.
Authors: Bashardoust B, Habibzadeh S, Sharghi A, Eskandari R, Maleki N PMID: 28777422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The sleeve method for creation of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas in patients with calcified vessels.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with calcified atherosclerotic plaques, which constitute a barrier or make it difficult to suture the vein to the side of the artery, the sleeve method may be considered as an alternative before abandoning the creation of a fistula on the forearm. The technique is much simpler than the standard end-to-side or side-to-side anastomosis. PMID: 28777423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Authors' response to: Reducing tunneled catheter-related infection in hemodialysis patients with nationwide standardization of catheter care protocol.
Authors: Apata IW, Hanfelt J, Bailey JL, Niyyar VD PMID: 28777424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - August 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Lancisi's sign and central venous catheter tip position: a case report.
DISCUSSION: The inappropriate placement of a 25-cm temporary CVC in the right internal jugular vein worsened the tricuspid valve regurgitation, which became evident by the Lancisi's sign. Removal of the temporary CVC from the right ventricle resulted in improved right cardiac function. Safe approaches recommended by guidelines for the CVC insertion technique and for checking the tip position should be applied in order to avoid complications. PMID: 28731490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction and acceptance of their totally implanted central venous catheter: a French prospective multicenter study.
CONCLUSIONS: QASICC has proved to be efficient, and to detect known issues regarding daily activities and body image. As our population was mostly composed of women with breast cancer, our results reflect specific aspects of this population. The TIVAD remains generally well-accepted and our questionnaire should help health-care workers to better address the specific needs of their patients based on the answers provided. PMID: 28731491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Factors causing loss of normal Doppler waveform of the left internal jugular vein: evaluation on chest computed tomography.
CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to suspect steno-occlusive lesion of the LBCV from various causes and to use caution when performing central venous catheterization in cases with loss of a normal Doppler waveform. PMID: 28731492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Lower extremity dialysis arteriovenous graft patency preservation due to traumatic fistula to adjacent vein.
Authors: Oster M, Galili O, Nachtigal A, Hebron D PMID: 28731493 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Management of transposed arteriovenous fistula swing point stenosis at the basilic vein angle of transposition by stent grafts.
CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of BAT stenosis with stent-grafts had positive impact on the target lesion and the dialysis access circuit. PMID: 28708199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ischemic monomelic neuropathy: a long-term follow-up of two cases.
CONCLUSIONS: These cases demonstrate sensory-motor improvement with time and rehabilitation therapy and challenge the traditional approach of fistula ligation. The approach presented in this paper also results in the preservation of the lifeline of a patient. Future investigations should focus on identifying candidates who could benefit from physical therapy and rehabilitation. PMID: 28665460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Clinical predictors of recurrent stenosis and need for re-intervention in the cephalic arch in patients with brachiocephalic AV fistulas.
CONCLUSIONS: Risk stratification of BC fistulas utilizing the above parameters could enable clinicians to identify accesses that are at risk for multiple re-interventions. Early identification of accesses that are at high risk for re-interventions at the cephalic arch might prolong access survival and reduce the cost for intervention by utilizing alternate strategies. PMID: 28665461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Emergent endovascular repair for PTA-induced venous rupture in a nonagenarian dialysis patient.
Authors: Kitagawa A, Nagao T, Sato T, Kayano K PMID: 28665462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Port in oncology practice: 3-monthly locking with normal saline for catheter maintenance, a preliminary report.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that locking ports with normal saline every three months is not associated with an increased risk of lumen occlusion. PMID: 28665463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Transitioning from anatomic landmarks to ultrasound guided central venous catheterizations: guidelines applied to clinical practice.
CONCLUSIONS: CICC placement with USG is a safe and effective technique. Despite some resistance that is observed, these results support that it is worth following the guidelines that advocate the use of the USG in the placement of CICC. PMID: 28665464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Outcomes of a nephrologist-driven tunnelled dialysis catheter insertion service in South East Asia.
CONCLUSIONS: This is one of the first reports of TDC insertion by nephrologists from SEA. Our outcomes compare favourably with those reported in the literature. PMID: 28665465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Long-term clinical outcomes of the single-incision technique for implantation of implantable venous access ports via the axillary vein.
CONCLUSIONS: A single-incision technique for TIVAP implantation via the axillary vein seems to be safe with a low risk of complication. PMID: 28665466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Single-center comparison of the efficacy and complications of arterial vascular closure devices in interventional radiology.
Authors: Elmasri MA, Kee ST, Moriarty JM, Gomes A, Lee EW, McWilliams JP Abstract INTRODUCTION: Vascular closure devices (VCDs) are commonly used to achieve hemostasis of arterial access sites, but there is little comparative data on the variety of VCDs currently in clinical use. We reviewed the VCD experience at our institution to determine the safest and most effective VCD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 907 consecutive arterial procedures in interventional radiology from June 2012 to June 2014 was performed. Five VCDs were used: Angio-Seal (n = 478), FISH (n = 56), Mynx (n = 56), Perclose (...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Impact of arm selection on the incidence of PICC complications: results of a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicated fewer complications with right-sided insertion irrespective of hand dominance. PMID: 28665468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Central venous pressure monitoring via peripherally or centrally inserted central catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Available evidence supports that CVP monitoring with PICCs is accurate and reproduces similar values to those obtained from CICCs. The possibility to monitor CVP should not be used among clinical criteria for preferring a CICC over a PICC line. PMID: 28665469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - July 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Urokinase-containing locking solution in the prevention of dialysis catheter dysfunction: a double blind randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The present trial is the first to investigate the effect of Taurolock-U 25,000 catheter lock once a week as secondary prevention in hemodialysis patients with the highest risk of TCC-related thrombotic dysfunction. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02036255. PMID: 28623638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Reduction of lung congestion following arteriovenous fistula flow reduction in renal graft recipient.
Authors: Letachowicz K, Mazanowska O, Boratyńska M, Obremska M, Goździk A, Kusztal M, Krajewska M, Gołębiowski T, Klinger M PMID: 28604986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Iatrogenic lymphocutaneous fistula secondary to right-sided pheresis catheter placement and its percutaneous treatment: a case report.
We present a case of an iatrogenic lymphocutaneous fistula secondary to placement of a tunneled, large bore (14.5 Fr) right-sided internal jugular vein for plasmapheresis to treat antibody-mediated kidney transplant rejection. While iatrogenic lymphatic leaks caused by neck and thoracic surgeries are well described in the literature, lymphatic leak or lymphocutaneous fistula resulting from image-guided placement of a central venous catheter through the right internal jugular vein has yet to be described. We also describe the successful percutaneous treatment of this lymphocutaneous fistula using a combination of n-butyl cy...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Efficacy of statin on vascular access patency in diabetic hemodialysis patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Statin treatment could be associated with improved vascular access dysfunction among diabetic hemodialysis patients. PMID: 28604988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Cannulation of the internal jugular vein without head-down tilt positions: when it is safe.
Authors: Kasatkin AA, Nigmatullina AR, Urakov AL PMID: 28604989 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided radial artery catheterisation increases the success rate among anaesthesiology residents: a randomised study.
CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound-guided arterial catheterisation using the DNTP technique is superior to the standard palpation technique. This study favours the ultrasound-guided DNTP technique as the first choice rather than merely being viewed as a rescue procedure. PMID: 28604990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Totally implantable venous access devices in children with medical complexity: preliminary data from a tertiary care hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: A totally implanted VAD in CMC is safe and manageable. As expected, infection seems to be the major complication with no infection-related death. Malnutrition and musculoskeletal deformities, which are frequent comorbidities in CMC, should be considered to reduce the risk of dislodgment/migration. PMID: 28574141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ultrasound Vector Flow Imaging - could be a new tool in evaluation of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis?
CONCLUSIONS: VFI was confirmed to be an innovative and intuitive imaging technology to study the flow complexity in the arteriovenous fistulas. PMID: 28574142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - June 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Regional versus local anesthesia for arteriovenous fistula creation in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Ismail A, Ibrahim Abushouk A, Bekhet AH, Abunar O, Hassan O, Khamis AA, Al-Sayed M, Elgebaly A Abstract There is a consensus in the literature that regional anesthesia (RA) improves local hemodynamic parameters in comparison to local anesthesia (LA) during arteriovenous fistula (AVF) surgical construction. However, the effects of both techniques on fistula patency and failure rates are still controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis is to synthesize evidence from published randomized trials and observational studies regarding the safety and efficacy of RA versus LA in AVF surgical construction. A comput...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Authors' reply to Comment on: The pros and cons of preserving a functioning arteriovenous fistula after kidney transplantation.
Authors: Voorzaat BM, Rotmans JI PMID: 28478619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Initiation of antiplatelet medication after surgical thrombectomy jeopardized arteriovenous graft longevity.
CONCLUSIONS: Adjunctive prescription with antiplatelet medications in HD patients after surgical thrombectomy did not prevent recurrent thrombosis of AV access, but significantly jeopardized the longevity of AVG after surgical thrombectomy. PMID: 28478620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided costoclavicular approach infraclavicular brachial plexus block for vascular access surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound-guided costoclavicular approach can be an alternative way of providing effective analgesia and safe anesthesia for vascular access surgery of the upper limb. PMID: 28478621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The hemostatic efficacy of chitosan-pads in hemodialysis patients with significant bleeding tendency.
Authors: Misgav M, Lubetszki A, Brutman-Barazani T, Martinowitz U, Kenet G Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients on chronic hemodialysis often have acquired coagulopathy that can aggravate bleeding from puncture site after needle extraction. Chitosan-based pads have been reported to accelerate hemostasis even in the presence of coagulopathy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the hemostatic efficacy of the chitosan pads compared to gauze pads, applied for local hemostasis. METHODS: A crossover study in a cohort of patients on hemodialysis with extended time to hemostasis after needle extraction. At the end of each d...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Author's reply to the letter: A simple indispensable maneuver to prevent stent migration during deployment.
Authors: Sequeira A PMID: 28478623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

Persistent left superior vena cava and partially left inferior vena cava: a case report of a dangerous central venous catheterization.
CONCLUSIONS: The double SVC was related to the persistence of the caudal part of the anterior cardinal veins. As to the PLIVC, the iliac and subrenal parts of the inferior vena cava can be related to the persistent left supracardinal vein, while the circumaortic venous collar to the persistent intersupracardinal and left subsupracardinal anastomoses. All invasive procedures, and particularly those potentially complicated, must be performed under EST, now considered a mandatory tool for CVC implants, owing to the hypothesis of possible venous congenital anomalies. PMID: 28478624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sour...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research

The role of ultrasound evaluation in central venous catheter exchange.
Authors: Petrocelli F, De Caro G PMID: 28478625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Vascular Access)
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - May 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research