Navigation Links
2 venous punctures not always needed for intravascular ultrasound-guided
Date:4/18/2013

One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients, a new study shows. Inferior vena cava filter placement is done to prevent or treat pulmonary emboli or deep venous thrombosis.

"The majority of institutions use a dual venous puncture technique, while we use a single venous puncture technique," said Dr. Andrew Gunn, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "We were interested to know if the different approaches affected technical success, clinical success or the rate of complications with the procedure," Dr. Gunn said.

In a study of 99 patients, the single puncture technique was technically successful in almost 94% of cases, which is comparable to the dual puncture approach, said Dr. Gunn. The rate for deep venous thrombosis at the venous access site was 2%. This compares to approximately 4% with the double puncture approach, he said.

Dr. Gunn noted that contrast venography is the most common method employed for guiding inferior vena cava filter placement; however, intravascular ultrasound-guided placement is particularly useful in treating critically ill patients, patients who have contrast allergies as well as those who have compromised renal function.

"Intravascular ultrasound-guided placement can be done at the patient's bedside, eliminating the need for time-consuming and often difficult patient transport," he said. About 41% of the inferior vena cava filter placements were done at the bedside. "The filter was slightly more likely to be malpositioned if the procedure was done at the patient's bedside," Dr. Gunn added.

Dr. Gunn will present his study at the ARRS annual meeting on April 19 in Washington, DC.


'/>"/>

Contact: Samantha Schmidt
sschmidt@arrs.org
703-858-4316
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Elsevier, SVS announce 2013 launch of Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
2. What Men Should Know About Veins: Varicose Veins and Venous Disease are Real Medical Issues
3. UTHealth research: Low incidence of venous insufficiency in MS
4. Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen of the Vein Healthcare Center invited to participate in Sedona Days with other leading venous experts from around the world
5. Answer isnt always on the tip of the tongue for older adults
6. Moffitt researchers: Darwins principles say cancer will always evolve to resist treatment
7. Self-harm not always a sign of serious mental health problems
8. Study: Alcohol, drug abuse counselors dont always require total abstinence
9. Sugar n Spice Not Always Nice
10. Childrens Seizures Not Always Damaging, Study Finds
11. Closeness Isnt Always Key to Romantic Bliss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... (IT) solutions and digital consulting services to the federal government, has been awarded ... Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract in support of the U.S. Army Program ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Branches, Inc. is proud to ... Climb children and youth programs in South Miami. Macy’s is a wonderful community partner ... Grow Program provides afterschool tutoring, mentoring, enrichment and academic support to elementary students 5 ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... LunchSkins is changing the future of ocean ... single-use, throw away plastic baggies. The mission-driven bags give back to global leaders in ... LunchSkins mission is all about reducing global plastic waste and we’ve teamed ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... The ... issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) with ... action when necessary, including suspending and terminating certifications issued to Complete EHRs and ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ProElectric Cartoon is a package of 30 ... choose from a variety of electric styles including zap, sizzles, and more. Easily alter ... dof blur, three dimensional rotation, and much more. ProElectric Cartoon’s simplistic style makes it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016  While Abbott,s announced purchase of ... valve repair and stent business, healthcare research firm ... more firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that ... device areas, with double-digit growth expected the next ... Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories ...
(Date:4/28/2016)...  The blood testing market in China ... Information and The Freedonia Group in a recent report.  ... The healthcare research firm said that China ... stations and in improving testing at the provincial level.  ... Blood Testing Market in China , which ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ) ( ... of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that the Company ... Joseph Gunnar & Co. LLC, taking place on ... Nadav Kidron , CEO of Oramed, will present a ...   PIONEERS 2016, presented by Joseph Gunnar ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: