Summary: Failure of equipment to perform up to standards. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.
Articles from Journal RESEARCH
Articles from Journal RESEARCH1
Publications242 found, 100 shown here
- Potential role of home monitoring to reduce inappropriate shocks in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients due to lead failureSebastian Spencker
Division of Cardiology, Charite Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200 Berlin, Germany
Europace 11:483-8. 2009..We therefore analysed the data from the Biotronik HM system whether it enables physicians to react quickly on serious ICD malfunctions and to avoid inappropriate shocks...
- Cyclic fatigue testing and metallographic analysis of nickel-titanium rotary instrumentsChiara Pirani
Department of Dental Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
J Endod 37:1013-6. 2011..The aim of this study was to compare cyclic fatigue resistance of four nickel-titanium rotary systems and to evaluate their surface, fractographic, and matrix morphology...
- The extent and implications of sphygmomanometer calibration error in primary careA Rouse
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
J Hum Hypertens 15:587-91. 2001..This study was designed to: (1) assess the maintenance and calibration of sphygmomanometers in use in primary care; (2) assess the clinical, ethical, legal and public health implications of our findings...
- Shunt revision for asymptomatic failure: surgical and clinical resultsMatthieu Vinchon
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Regional et Universitaire de Lille, Lille, France
Neurosurgery 52:347-53; discussion 353-6. 2003..The goal of this study was to assess the effects of systematic follow-up monitoring and shunt revision for ASF; we reviewed our database to compare the results of shunt revision for ASF versus SSF...
- Failure of impedance monitoring to prevent adverse clinical events caused by fracture of a recalled high-voltage implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leadLinda M Kallinen
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Heart Rhythm 5:775-9. 2008..The Medtronic Sprint Fidelis implantable cardioverter-defibrillator high-voltage lead is prone to fracture. The October 2007 safety advisory recommended lead impedance monitoring to aid in identifying lead fractures...
- Nonsurgical management of an impacted mechanical lithotriptor with fractured traction wires: endoscopic intracorporeal electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy followed by extra-endoscopic mechanical lithotripsyTan Attila
University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Oncology Group, Toronto, Ontario
Can J Gastroenterol 22:699-702. 2008....
- Incidence of microperforation for surgical gloves depends on duration of wearLars Ivo Partecke
Clinic of General, Visceral, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:409-14. 2009..Adequate protection, however, requires that the glove material remain intact. The risk of perforations in surgical gloves is thought to correlate with the duration of wear, yet very few prospective studies have addressed this issue...
- Unintended stent removal during fractured-guidewire removal in emergency angioplastyAndrea Gagnor
Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale degli Infermi, Rivoli, Italy
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:885-6. 2009..We report a case of removal of fractured guidewire and stent during an emergency angioplasty for an acute coronary syndrome...
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty hardware entrapment: guidewire entrapmentFabio Capuano
Division of Cardiac Surgery, St Andrea Hospital, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:1140-1. 2008..The patient had an uneventful recovery and was discharged from the hospital on the sixth postoperative day...
- An unusual case of guide wire fractured during primary percutaneous coronary intervention, and two year follow-upSahin Kaplan
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
Kardiol Pol 68:1291-3. 2010..The motto of this case report is that, although percutaneous and surgical management may be the primary options, medical management with dual antiplatelet drugs is possible...
- A numerical method for predicting the bending fatigue life of NiTi and stainless steel root canal instrumentsG S P Cheung
Area of Endodontics, Comprehensive Dental Care, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Int Endod J 44:357-61. 2011..To evaluate the bending fatigue lifetime of nickel-titanium alloy (NiTi) and stainless steel (SS) endodontic files using finite element analysis...
- Appropriate therapy but not inappropriate shocks predict survival in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patientsWolfgang Dichtl
Clinic for Internal Medicine III Cardiology, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Clin Cardiol 34:433-6. 2011..Inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks have been linked to a worse clinical outcome due to direct myocardial injury...
- Subarachnoid lumbar drains: a case series of fractured catheters and a near missHernando Olivar
Department of Anesthesiology Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Can J Anaesth 54:829-34. 2007..A number of complications can occur from the placement of this type of catheter, including catheter breakage from excessive traction or shearing over the Tuohy needle...
- Retained intrathecal catheter fragment after spinal drain insertionAkara Forsythe
Department of Anesthesiology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:375-8. 2009..The purpose of this article was to synthesize the literature on this subject to come up with guidelines for preventing and managing this complication...
- Irradiation of pacemakers and cardio-defibrillators in patients submitted to radiotherapy: a clinical experienceTeresa Ferrara
Radiooncology Department, A Businco Oncologic Hospital, Cagliari, Italy
Tumori 96:76-83. 2010..Cardiac toxicity of the treatment was also investigated...
- The Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study) of anesthetic equipment failure/malfunction: a qualitative analysis for risk factorsSireeluck Klanarong
Department of Anesthesia, Bhudhachinaraj Hospital, Phitsanulok, Thailand
J Med Assoc Thai 88:S134-40. 2005..In Thailand, the magnitude and pattern of these problems has not been established. We therefore analyzed the frequency, type and severity of equipment-related problems, and what additional efforts might be needed to improve safety...
- Implanted cardiac defibrillator care in radiation oncology patient populationDaphna Y Gelblum
Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 11725, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1525-31. 2009....
- Recollection of pain due to inappropriate versus appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocksGregory M Marcus
Cardiac Electrophysiology Section, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:348-53. 2011....
- Downloadable software algorithm reduces inappropriate shocks caused by implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead fractures: a prospective studyCharles D Swerdlow
Department of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
Circulation 122:1449-55. 2010..A lead-integrity alert (LIA) designed to reduce inappropriate shocks is the first software download approved to enhance nominally functioning, previously implanted ICDs...
- Psychological adjustment in ICD patients living with advisory fidelis leadsArieh Keren
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Psychology Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:57-63. 2011..Psychological Adjustment and Fidelis ICD Leads. ..
- Treatment of patients with cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators during radiotherapyAmy N Solan
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 59:897-904. 2004....
- Prospective comparison of discrimination algorithms to prevent inappropriate ICD therapy: primary results of the Rhythm ID Going Head to Head TrialMichael R Gold
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
Heart Rhythm 9:370-7. 2012..Inappropriate therapy for supraventricular arrhythmias remains a significant source of morbidity in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) recipients...
- Multicentric study of monitoring alarms in the adult intensive care unit (ICU): a descriptive analysisM C Chambrin
UPRES 2689, University of Lille 2, France
Intensive Care Med 25:1360-6. 1999..To assess the relevance of current monitoring alarms as a warning system in the adult ICU...
- Glove perforation in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. A comparison between single, double indicator gloving and double gloving with two regular glovesT Laine
Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland
J Bone Joint Surg Br 86:898-900. 2004..9%; p = 0.02). We recommend double gloving in orthopaedic surgery in general and also in long arthroscopic procedures...
- Inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks in MADIT II: frequency, mechanisms, predictors, and survival impactJames P Daubert
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1357-65. 2008..This study sought to identify the incidence and outcome related to inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, that is, those for nonventricular arrhythmias...
- Potential risk of sternal wiresChun Che Shih
Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:812-8. 2004..Surface alterations and fractured ends of sternal wires were inspected and analyzed...
- Relationship between chest port catheter tip position and port malfunction after interventional radiologic placementJakob C L Schutz
Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 1 Silverstein, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 15:581-7. 2004..The relationship between catheter tip position of implanted subcutaneous chest ports and subsequent port malfunction was investigated. Tip movement from initial supine position to subsequent erect position was also evaluated...
- Pullout strength of pedicle screws versus pedicle and laminar hooks in the thoracic spineU Liljenqvist
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48149 Munster, Germany
Acta Orthop Belg 67:157-63. 2001..For scoliosis correction, pedicle screws might be beneficial, especially for rigid thoracic curves, since they are significantly more resistant to axial pullout than both pedicle and laminar hooks...
- The effects of drilling force on cortical temperatures and their duration: an in vitro studyK N Bachus
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory, 20 South 2030 East, Room 190BPR, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Med Eng Phys 22:685-91. 2000....
- Shock coil failure secondary to external irradiation in a patient with implantable cardioverter defibrillatorJoseph John
Department of Cardiology, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, United Kingdom
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:690-1. 2004..Radiation treatment is common in malignant neoplasms, but the direct effect of irradiation in ICD is largely not well understood. We describe a case where radiation treatment probably led to shock coil failure...
- Radiotherapy to patients with artificial cardiac pacemakersS Sundar
Department of Oncology, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, United Kingdom
Cancer Treat Rev 31:474-86. 2005..A literature review was performed to assess the risks involved in irradiating patients with pacemakers and to identify strategies, which minimise the risk of pacemaker malfunction. Recommendations for radiotherapy departments are made...
- The rate of instrument breakage during orthopaedic proceduresM V Price
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, UK, RH16 4EX
Int Orthop 26:185-7. 2002..In seven cases the broken bit of the surgical instrument was left in the patient. Documentation of this peri-operative complication was deficient, and the patient was often not informed...
- Metal fragment in the temporomandibular joint: a case reportS Persson
Haukeland University Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, NO 5021, Bergen, Norway
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 32:653-5. 2003..Energy dispersive X-ray analysis revealed that the fragment consisted of iron and chromium. The instrument fragment could have caused the symptoms either by an allergic reaction or a direct mechanical effect...
- Long-term clinical evaluation of bracket failure with a self-etching primer: a randomized controlled trialPhil Banks
Orthodontic Department, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury, Greater Manchester, UK
J Orthod 34:243-51. 2007..A long-term comparison of the failure rates of orthodontic brackets bonded with either a self-etching primer (SEP) or conventional etch and primer (AE)...
- Effects of CT irradiation on implantable cardiac rhythm management devicesCynthia H McCollough
Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Radiology 243:766-74. 2007..To prospectively measure the response of a variety of models of implantable cardiac rhythm management devices (ICRMDs) to the radiation delivered by computed tomography (CT), for both maximum and typical dose levels...
- Effects of scatter radiation on ICD and CRT functionSuraj Kapa
Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:727-32. 2008..We sought to elucidate the effects of scatter radiation on implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)-ICDs...
- Early automatic remote detection of combined lead insulation defect and ICD damagePetr Neuzil
Cardiology Department, Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, Prague 5, Prague, Czech Republic
Europace 10:556-7. 2008..Immediate lead and device replacement was performed. This case illustrates the benefit of permanent automatic remote monitoring of implanted active devices...
- Improving alarm performance in the medical intensive care unit using delays and clinical contextMatthias Görges
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
Anesth Analg 108:1546-52. 2009..Our purpose in this study was to identify a means of reducing the number of false alarms...
- Triple wire technique for removal of fractured angioplasty guidewireNicholas Collins
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Invasive Cardiol 19:E230-4. 2007..Various methods of management available in cases of device dislodgement or fracture are discussed, as is the potential mechanism of guidewire fracture...
- Eighteen-month bracket survival rate: conventional versus self-etch adhesiveAlessandra Reis
Department of Dental Materials and Operative Dentistry, Joacaba, Brazil
Eur J Orthod 30:94-9. 2008..There was no difference in the fracture debonding mode. These findings indicate that Transbond Plus SEP can be safely used for orthodontic brackets since the survival rates are similar to the conventional Transbond XT...
- Life-threatening pacemaker dysfunction associated with therapeutic radiation: a case reportAndreas Zweng
1st Medical Department, SMZO Danube Hospital, Langobardenstrasse 122, Vienna 1220, Austria
Angiology 60:509-12. 2009..It could be concluded that the PM dysfunction was most likely induced by EMI during radiotherapy. The real reason of the device's software failure remains unclear...
- Pacemaker and ICD lead extraction with electrosurgical dissection sheaths and standard transvenous extraction systems: results of a randomized trialPetr Neuzil
Cardiology Department, Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, Prague 515030, Czech Republic
Europace 9:98-104. 2007..Serious bleeding occurred in three patients, one with standard and two with the EDS lead extraction system...
- Unexpected asystole during 3T magnetic resonance imaging of a pacemaker-dependent patient with a 'modern' pacemakerJ Rod Gimbel
East Tennessee Heart Consultants, 9330 Parkwest Blvd, Suite 202, Knoxville, TN, USA
Europace 11:1241-2. 2009..Despite following suggestions previously proposed, physicians should be prepared for unexpected potentially life-threatening events during the conduct of MRI...
- Failure and malfunction of da Vinci Surgical systems during various robotic surgeries: experience from six departments at a single instituteWon Tae Kim
Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Urology 74:1234-7. 2009..To analyze the mechanical failures and malfunctions of the da Vinci Surgical (S) System during various robotic surgeries in 6 different departments at our institute and also evaluated the solutions for the failures and malfunctions...
- Multicenter experience with failed and recalled implantable cardioverter-defibrillator pulse generatorsRobert G Hauser
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minnesota 55407, USA
Heart Rhythm 3:640-4. 2006..Despite the widespread and growing use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), little information is available regarding their performance or the impact of advanced pacing functions on ICD reliability and longevity...
- Malfunction of da Vinci robotic system--disassembled surgeon's console hand piece: case report and review of the literatureWon Sik Ham
Department of Urology, Urological Science Institute and Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Urology 73:209.e7-8. 2009..In this study, we report a rare case of a disassembled surgeon's console hand piece because of a loose screw during robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
- Robotic equipment malfunction during robotic prostatectomy: a multi-institutional studyHugh J Lavery
Department of Urology and Center for Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
J Endourol 22:2165-8. 2008..We report the first large-scale, multi-institutional review of robotic equipment malfunction...
- Pacemaker and ICD malfunction--an incomplete pictureBruce L Wilkoff
JAMA 295:1944-6. 2006
- Radiotherapy-induced pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator malfunctionFernando Tondato
Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Expert Rev Med Devices 6:243-9. 2009..This publication is outdated and may not be pertinent for the current technology used both in the field of artificial cardiac pacing and defibrillation and in the field of radiation oncology. Updated guidelines are definitely needed...
- Biliary-basket impaction complicated by in vivo traction-wire fracture: report of a novel management approachJohn T Maple
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Gastrointest Endosc 64:1031-3. 2006
- Frequency of instrument breakage during orthopaedic procedures and its effects on patientsWolfgang Pichler
Department of Traumatology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 7a, A 8036 Graz, Austria
J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:2652-4. 2008..While breakage of an orthopaedic instrument is a relatively rare occurrence, orthopaedic surgeons need to be familiar with this complication and how to deal with it. Relatively little information about this subject has been published...
- Experience with post-market surveillance of in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for lay use in GermanyRüdiger Siekmeier
Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte BfArM, Bonn, Germany
Clin Chem Lab Med 45:396-401. 2007..In Germany, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) is responsible for most IVDs, with a small subset of IVDs being within the responsibility of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI)...
- Cardiac tamponade caused by fracture and migration of inferior vena cava filterPreeti A Chandra
Department of Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA
South Med J 101:1163-4. 2008..Very few cases of fractured IVC filters that have migrated to the heart, and even fewer cases causing cardiac tamponade, have been described. The risk factors that cause migration of IVC filters need to be further elucidated...
- Does it fit okay? Problems with condom use as a function of self-reported poor fitR A Crosby
College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky, 121 Washington Avenue, Suite 113, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
Sex Transm Infect 86:36-8. 2010..To identify associations between men's self-reports of ill-fitting condoms and selected condom use problems, using an event-specific analysis...
- Magnetic catheter navigation system interference with a dual-chamber pacemakerChristof Kolb
Deutsches Herzzentrum München and 1 Med Klinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:892-3. 2007
- Impact of imaging landmark on the risk of MRI-related heating near implanted medical devices like cardiac pacemaker leadsPeter Nordbeck
Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Wurzburg, Julius Maximilians University, Wurzburg, Germany
Magn Reson Med 65:44-50. 2011..Adequate selection of magnetic resonance imaging landmark can significantly reduce potential hazards in patients with implanted medical devices...
- Right ventricular migration of a recovery IVC filter's fractured wire with subsequent pericardial tamponadeImran Saeed
MAP 2, Suite 2121, Christiana Hospital, 4745 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713, USA
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 29:685-6. 2006..We discuss the current US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved nonpermanent inferior vena cava filters and their reported complications. These complications can be life-threatening and may require immediate surgical intervention...
- Suppression of implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy during magnetic resonance imagingJan Nemec
Minnesota Heart Clinic, 6405 France Avenue, Edina, MN 55436, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:444-5. 2006
- A protocol for patients with cardiovascular implantable devices undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): should defibrillation threshold testing be performed post-(MRI)Peter Thomas Burke
Providence Heart Institute, Providence Hospital, 16001 W Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 28:59-66. 2010..We evaluated the feasibility and safety of a protocol for MRI in CIED patients, incorporating the new recommendations on DFTT...
- Problems with condoms may be reduced for men taking ample time to apply themRichard A Crosby
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Morrison Hall 313, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Sex Health 7:66-70. 2010....
- Pacemaker lead tip heating in abandoned and pacemaker-attached leads at 1.5 Tesla MRIDeborah A Langman
Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
J Magn Reson Imaging 33:426-31. 2011..To assess the risk of RF-induced heating in pacemaker-attached and abandoned leads using in vitro temperature measurements at 1.5 Tesla as a function of lead length...
- Da Vinci robot error and failure rates: single institution experience on a single three-arm robot unit of more than 700 consecutive robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomiesKevin C Zorn
Section of Urology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
J Endourol 21:1341-4. 2007..Previous reports have suggested that a 2% to 5% device failure rate (FR) be quoted when counseling patients about robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RLRP). We sought to evaluate our FR on the da Vinci system...
- Problems with condom use among patients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics: prevalence, predictors, and relation to incident gonorrhea and chlamydiaLee Warner
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:341-9. 2008..032). Both consistency of use and use problems must be considered in studies of highly infectious STD to avoid underestimating condom effectiveness...
- Comparative in vitro study of five mechanical embolectomy systems: effectiveness of clot removal and risk of distal embolizationThomas Liebig
Abteilung fur Neuroradiologie, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitat Munchen, Ismaninger Str 22, 81675, Munich, Germany
Neuroradiology 50:43-52. 2008..We report an in vitro study comparing the effectiveness of clot removal and clot fragmentation of five embolectomy systems...
- Annual rate of transvenous defibrillation lead defects in implantable cardioverter-defibrillators over a period of >10 yearsThomas Kleemann
Herzzentrum Ludwigshafen, Klinikum Ludwigshafen, Germany
Circulation 115:2474-80. 2007..The aim of the present study was to assess the annual rate of transvenous defibrillation lead defects related to follow-up time after lead implantation...
- Safety and imaging quality of MRI in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease patients with pacemakersAaron F Pulver
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:450-6. 2009..We sought to evaluate MRI use in congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with predominantly epicardial pacing leads...
- Influence of high-energy photon beam irradiation on pacemaker operationJ Mouton
Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Bruyeres Le Chatel, France
Phys Med Biol 47:2879-93. 2002..From our observations, for the safe operation of pacemakers, a recommendation of a maximum dose rate of 0.2 Gy min(-1) rejecting direct irradiation of the pacemaker at a standard dose rate for tumour treatment (2 Gy min(-1)) is made...
- Late right ventricular perforation after permanent pacemaker implantation: how far can the lead go?Ahmed Sanoussi
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charleroi University Hospital, Belgium
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:723-5. 2005..The lead's tip was found in the subcutaneous fat beneath the left breast. Extraction was uneventful. The key steps in the diagnosis and management of this rare complication are discussed...
- Delayed lead perforation: a disturbing trendMohammed N Khan
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:251-3. 2005..Delayed lead perforation (occurring more than 1 month after implantation) is a rare complication. Its pathophysiology and optimal management are currently unclear...
- Second instrument tip breaks during phacoemulsificationFariba Nazemi
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
Can J Ophthalmol 43:702-6. 2008..They may be an underreported, but potentially serious, complication of phacoemulsification...
- Large, single-center, single-operator experience with transvenous lead extraction: outcomes and changing indicationsSamuel O Jones
Arrhythmia Service, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Heart Rhythm 5:520-5. 2008..Lead extraction is increasingly necessary given the exponential growth in cardiac device implantation. Meanwhile, the tools, indications, and outcomes of this procedure continue to change...
- Arthroscopic removal of a broken bone staple occurring 24 years after insertion that presented as lateral joint line pain and joint lockingJ Winslow Alford
West Bay Orthopedics, Warwick, RI, USA
J Knee Surg 19:37-40. 2006
- Developing a Research base for Intravenous Peripheral cannula re-sites (DRIP trial). A randomised controlled trial of hospital in-patientsJoan Webster
Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
Int J Nurs Stud 44:664-71. 2007..There is currently no high grade evidence on which to base decisions about the frequency of intravenous cannula re-sites...
- Device failures associated with patient injuries during robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries: a comprehensive review of FDA MAUDE databaseSero Andonian
Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, USA
Can J Urol 15:3912-6. 2008..Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery has increased in the areas of cardiac and urologic surgery. We sought to determine the number of reported device malfunctions leading to patient injuries...
- Transjugular approach for lead extractionHector Mazzetti
Cardiology Division, Hospital Juan A Fernandez, Cerviño 3356, CP 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Europace 10:156-60. 2008....
- Biomechanical testing of the locking compression plate: when does the distance between bone and implant significantly reduce construct stability?M Ahmad
Orthopaedic Department, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, Cleveland, UK
Injury 38:358-64. 2007..To investigate in vitro the mechanical stability of a locking compression plate (LCP) construct in a simulated diaphyseal fracture of the humerus at increasing distances between the plate and bone...
- Alarm algorithms in critical care monitoringMichael Imhoff
Department for Medical Informatics, Biometrics and Epidemiology, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
Anesth Analg 102:1525-37. 2006..We give an overview of the current clinical situation and the underlying problems and discuss different methods from statistics and computational science and their potential for clinical application...
- Mechanical failure rate of da Vinci robotic systemLester S Borden
Section of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Can J Urol 14:3499-501. 2007..We examine the rate of mechanical failure of the da Vinci robotic system and its impact on our prostate cancer program...
- The safety of fluoroscopically-assisted thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation for spine traumaRichard Bransford
Department of Orthopaedics, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
J Trauma 60:1047-52. 2006..Our goal is to determine the incidence of major perioperative complications following the placement of thoracic pedicle screws using anatomic landmarks and intraoperative fluoroscopy in patients with spine fractures...
- Laparoscopic guidance or revision of ventriculoperitoneal shunts in childrenSherman Yu
Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Hospital The University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado 80218, USA
JSLS 10:122-5. 2006..Known complications include infection, obstruction, and disconnection with the fractured fragment migrating in the peritoneal cavity. We report 17 cases of laparoscopic evaluation and revision of ventriculoperitoneal shunts in children...
- Kinking of an endotracheal tube within the trachea: a rare cause of endotracheal tube obstructionKay B Leissner
J Clin Anesth 19:75-6. 2007
- Failure analysis of explanted sternal wiresChun Ming Shih
Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Biomaterials 26:2053-9. 2005..The synergic effect of hostile environment and the stress could be the precursors of failures for sternal wires...
- The self-locating catheter: clinical experience and follow-upNicola Di Paolo
Nephrology, University Hospital, Siena, Italy
Perit Dial Int 24:359-64. 2004..Twelve grams of tungsten inserted into the tip of the conventional Tenckhoff catheter during extrusion does not significantly change its form, but suffices to keep the tip firmly in the Douglas cavity...
- Recombinant urokinase is safe and effective in restoring patency to occluded central venous access devices: a multiple-center, international trialPetr Svoboda
Intensive Care, Traumatological Hospital, Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic
Crit Care Med 32:1990-6. 2004..Less is known about the success of intracatheter thrombolysis in the broader range of CVAD malfunction encountered in clinical practice, especially in those devices that are totally occluded...
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator dysfunction during and after magnetic resonance imagingOle Gunnar Anfinsen
Department of Cardiology, Rikshospitalet, University Hospital of Oslo, Norway
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1400-2. 2002..MRI of patients with an active ICD may cause life-threatening complications, and it is unknown if MRI may be safely performed if the ICD is inactivated. Therefore, MRI of patients with an ICD remains contraindicated...
- Influence of radiotherapy on the latest generation of pacemakersCoen W Hurkmans
Department of Radiotherapy, Catharina Hospital, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Radiother Oncol 76:93-8. 2005..Most malfunctions were observed at dose levels exceeding 20 Gy. Although the newest generation of pacemakers exhibit a variety of defects, AAPM taskgroup 34 guidelines still seem to be valid...
- Predictors of death in pediatric patients requiring cerebrospinal fluid shuntsSagun Tuli
Department of Neurosurgery, The Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
J Neurosurg 100:442-6. 2004..The goal of this study was to determine the long-term outcome and predictors of death in these patients...
- Recurrent implantable cardioverter-defibrillator replacement is associated with an increasing risk of pocket-related complicationsC Jan Willem Borleffs
Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:1013-9. 2010..In this study, the requirement for pocket-related surgical re-interventions following ICD treatment and the effect of device replacement were evaluated...
- Long term complications in single and dual chamber pacing are influenced by surgical experience and patient morbidityF Eberhardt
Universitatsklinik Schleswig Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Medizinische Klinik II, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Luebeck, Germany
Heart 91:500-6. 2005..To determine how short and long term complication rates after pacemaker implantation are influenced by patient morbidity, operator experience, and choice of pacing system...
- Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus during pregnancyLaurent Riffaud
Department of Neurosurgery, Pontchaillou University Hospital, Rennes, France
Obstet Gynecol 108:801-4. 2006..Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is an effective procedure for treating obstructive (noncommunicating) hydrocephalus as an alternative to ventricular shunt placement...
- Fracture of a coronary guidewire during graft thrombectomy with the X-sizer deviceCarlos Cafri
Cardiology Department, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
J Invasive Cardiol 16:263-5. 2004..The thrombus was successfully aspirated without distal embolisation and the guidewire fragment was trapped in the graft after covering with a coronary stent. Possible reasons for this unusual complication of X-Sizer are discussed...
- Complications associated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator replacement in response to device advisoriesPaul A Gould
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London
JAMA 295:1907-11. 2006..The risk of ICD generator replacement has not been assessed in this population...
- Restoration of patency in failing tunneled hemodialysis catheters: a comparison of catheter exchange, exchange and balloon disruption of the fibrin sheath, and femoral strippingBertrand Janne d'Othée
Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, W CC 385, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 5400, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 17:1011-5. 2006....
- Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal mimicking sepsisLouise W Kao
Department of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
J Emerg Med 24:423-7. 2003..Treatment consists of supportive care, reinstitution of baclofen, benzodiazepines, and diagnosis and eventual repair of intrathecal pump and catheter malfunction...
- What mask for noninvasive ventilation: is deadspace an issue?Nicholas Hill
Crit Care Med 31:2247-8. 2003
- Detachment of the tip of a motorized shaver within the knee joint: a complication of arthroscopic surgeryYong In
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Uijongbu St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijongbu, Kyunggi Province, South Korea
Arthroscopy 19:E25-7. 2003..We believe that the design of the shaver blade that was used needs modification, and surgeons must take special precautions to inspect the instrument before and after placing it in the joint...
- Efficacy and safety of reteplase for central venous catheter occlusion in patients with cancerChin Y Liu
Department of Pharmacy, Karmanos Cancer Institute Harper University Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, 3990 John R, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 15:39-44. 2004..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of reteplase for central venous catheter (CVC) occlusion in patients with cancer...
- Experience at a single institution with endovascular treatment of mechanical complications caused by implanted central venous access devices in pediatric and adult patientsBertrand Bessoud
Department of Interventional Radiology, Institut Gustave Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif, France
AJR Am J Roentgenol 180:527-32. 2003..Our objective was to describe the technical aspects and evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of endovascular management of mechanical complications related to implanted central venous devices...
- Treatment of occluded central venous catheters with alteplase: results in 1,064 patientsCharles P Semba
Department of Vascular Medicine, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 13:1199-205. 2002..The purpose of this study was to analyze the safety and efficacy of alteplase after administration of a maximum of two 2-mg/2-mL doses to thrombosed CVADs...
- Percutaneous fibrin sheath stripping versus transcatheter urokinase infusion for malfunctioning well-positioned tunneled central venous dialysis catheters: a prospective, randomized trialR J Gray
Department of Radiology, Washington Hospital Center, DC 20010, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 11:1121-9. 2000..To compare central dialysis catheter patency rates after stripping procedures with those after urokinase (UK) infusion...
- Fibrin sheaths and central venous catheter occlusions: diagnosis and managementJohn Santilli
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 5:89-94. 2002..Differentiating a sheath from thrombus is imperative to appropriate therapy. The purpose of this article is to provide an understanding of the causes of fibrin sheaths and how to treat them...
- IMPROVMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL RESOURCESLezlee Coghlan; Fiscal Year: 2002..will also assist the animal resource in its efforts to improve operational efficiency, address certain ergonomic issues, enhance facility security, and lessen programmatic risk due to non-redundant equipment failure.
- UK Spinal Cord &Brain Injury Research Center Core GrantEdward D Hall; Fiscal Year: 2013..is requested for each of the cores to insure that they will be run efficiently with minimal downtime and equipment failure, and serve to enhance the productivity of SCoBIRC and other NINDSsupported investigators...
- A Novel Pediatric Pulsatile Rotary Ventricular PumpDANIEL EDWARD MAZUR; Fiscal Year: 2010..by non-physiologic blood flows, excessive hemodilution, poor cerebral blood flow, and acute injury due to equipment failure and operator error...
- Pheresis Treatment of Bioterrorism-Induced SepsisStephen Ash; Fiscal Year: 2005..The safety systems of the existing PF system will be modified to meet the needs of the stand-alone system. Finally, an animal model of sepsis will be used to check efficacy and safety of the entire system. ..
- MethLock vs. heparin as dialysis catheter lockStephen Ash; Fiscal Year: 2008..In Phase II we will implement the protocol in a number of dialysis centers and complete the study as originally proposed or as modified after Phase I. ..
- Interdisciplinary Training-Alcohol, Injury, & ViolenceSusan Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005..The program aims to develop creative and independent investigators, well prepared to contribute to amelioration of alcohol-related injury. ..
- ESTIMATING EFFICACY OF A MEDICAL INTERVENTIONJames Trussell; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Development and Clinical Testing of CorAide RVAD/BVADKiyotaka Fukamachi; Fiscal Year: 2008..The successful completion of this program will provide clinicians and patients with a safe and effective option for outpatient mechanical support that allows an excellent quality of life. ..
- Gastric Tube Placement in Young ChildrenMarsha Ellett; Fiscal Year: 2008..Results from this study will increase the safety of using gastric tubes in young children. ..
- Case-Control Study of Head Injury in Relation to Ski He*Beth Mueller; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract not provided ..
- Mitral Annular Remodeling for MR TherapyKiyotaka Fukamachi; Fiscal Year: 2005..Therefore, this proposed research program is an important first step in this novel procedure's development as one potential therapeutic option for high-risk CHF patients with functional MR. ..
- Plainning malaria training in Zambia Thomas Eisele; Fiscal Year: 2009..Tailoring a sustainable program using appropriate technology and a framework of collaboration in support of PMI activities will greatly increase the likelihood of controlling, and perhaps eventually eliminating, malaria in Zambia. ..
- DOXYCYCLINE FOR BLEEDING IN PROGESTIN ONLY CONTRACEPTORSDavid Archer; Fiscal Year: 2006..If successful, DOX treatment could become an important adjuvant for treatment of this and possibly other inflammatory disorders effecting reproductive tract tissues. ..
- DBS Effects on Mood and Cognition in Parkinsons DiseaseMichael Okun; Fiscal Year: 2007..This proposal includes active and experienced mentoring, access to diverse resources, and a scientific environment suited specifically for the development of the PI as an independent physician scientist. ..
- LEAD-GENE INTERACTIONS AND CONGNITIONMarc Weisskopf; Fiscal Year: 2007..Results of this research promise to shed further light on lead's potential impact on society and may also give rise to tools for identifying susceptible individuals as well as early brain effects. ..
- Clinical Decision Support in Community Hospitals: Barriers & FacilitatorsJoan S Ash; Fiscal Year: 2010..S. hospitals to Increase quality, safety and efficiency benefits from CPOE with CDS. ..
- Non-Invasive Localization of Vulnerable PlaquesCynthia McCollough; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Strategies for Airway Management & Prevention Endotracheal Tube Cuff InterventionMARY SOLE; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- NEW BIOMARKERS OF NEUROTOXICITYMarc Weisskopf; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Strategies to Reduce Hlth Inequities for America IndiansTerri Lipman; Fiscal Year: 2005..of the summit include; dissemination of the proceedings and articles in the American Journal of Nursing and Journal of Transcultural Nursing and posting on the Indian Health Services and School of Nursing web sites ..
- NURSING INTERVENTIONS FOLLOWING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARRESTCYNTHIA DOUGHERTY; Fiscal Year: 2001..The findings are expected to be generalizable to other populations of high risk patients who leave the hospital after a very short stay, and to whom close follow-up cre by advanced practice nurses would be advantageous. ..
- THERAPUTIC TRIAL IN PATIENTS WITH LQTS 3 GENE MUTATIONArthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2002..The significance of this work relates to the future use of molecular therapeutics to treat ion-channel disorders associated with congenital and acquired cardiac repolarization disorders. ..
- LONG QT SYNDROME--GENETIC STUDIESArthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Erythema and deep tissue injury detectorStephen Sprigle; Fiscal Year: 2004..A significant focus is on enhanced detection in people with darkly pigmented since, in whom visual inspection is problematic. ..
- Smoking During Pregnancy and Breast CancerBeth Mueller; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- THROMBOGENIC FACTORS AND RECURRENT CORONARY EVENTSArthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Use of Water Quality Surveillance Data in Epidemiologic*Beth Mueller; Fiscal Year: 2003..These methods may also be applicable to environmental databases with other types of exposures, or for examining other exposures (like pesticides) within drinking water surveillance databases. ..
- Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During SurgeryDENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004..Multivariate analysis will be conducted and logistic regression to determine the factors predictive of needlestick/sharp injuries to OR personnel. ..
- Exploring Gene-Environment Factors in Child Brain TumorsBeth Mueller; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Gene Targets of NKX 2.5 in the Conduction SystemMelvin Scheinman; Fiscal Year: 2004..MinK and HCN-1) in the pathogenesis of arrhythmias in the ventricular restricted knockout mouse model. This will be done by using in-situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry to follow the pattern of expression of these ion channels. ..
- Planning a RCT of Group-Session BMP to Treat Older Adult Women with IncontinenceAnanias Diokno; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Mineral and Mechanical Properties of BoneSarandeep Huja; Fiscal Year: 2005..Future interventional studies will examine the mechanisms for the initial and the long-term adaptive response in material properties of bone. ..
- Gene-Environment Factors in Childhood Brain TumorsBeth Mueller; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- BEAUMONT/FORD INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS CLINICAL CENTERAnanias Diokno; Fiscal Year: 2003..The combination therapy will also potentially reduce the dos of BCG, which will lower the cost and decrease the potential morbidity of this treatment program. ..
- Improving Communication with NonSpeaking ICU PatientsMARY HAPP; Fiscal Year: 2007..Statistical analysis will involve hierarchical generalized linear modeling (HGLM) by outcome groups and planned group comparisons using linear contrasts within the context of the HGLM. ..
- Epidemilogy of Parkinsonism in WeldersBrad A Racette; Fiscal Year: 2011..The cohort assembled will provide unique opportunities for future research projects into gene-environment interactions and exposure related neuroimaging changes. ..
- Intervention to Close Digital Divide in AIDS CareSeth Kalichman; Fiscal Year: 2004..If successful, the experimental intervention could be readily implemented as a community-based program by AIDS Service Organizations, health centers, and community-based Internet access providers. ..
- BRIEF HIV RISK REDUCTION COUNSELINGSeth Kalichman; Fiscal Year: 2002..Results of the proposed study will guide the allocation of HIV prevention resources in establishing brief and effective HIV risk reduction counseling services for populations vulnerable to HIV infection. ..
- Alcohol and HIV Risk Reduction in South AfricaSeth Kalichman; Fiscal Year: 2006..Results of the proposed research will provide critical information about the role of alcohol in HIV transmission risks and will offer urgently needed strategies for improving HIV prevention interventions in South Africa. ..
- HIV Treatment Adherence/Risk Reduction IntegratedSeth Kalichman; Fiscal Year: 2009..If shown effective, the intervention model will have implications for community and clinical services for people living with HIV-AIDS. ..
- HIV TREATMENT ADHERENCE FOR PERSONS WITH LOW-LITERACYSeth Kalichman; Fiscal Year: 2002..Results of the proposed research will provide critical information about improving HIV treatment adherence with low-literacy populations that is needed prior to conducting larger and more expensive clinical trials. ..
- Renewing a Century of Committment to a Healthy, Safe & Prod Working LifeM E BONNIE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] A wide range of topics (>100) will be covered including those reflective of the NORA.[unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Brief HIV Prevention Counseling in South AfricaSeth Kalichman; Fiscal Year: 2009..Results of this research will therefore test a clinic-based HIV prevention intervention model that is urgently needed in South Africa. ..
- Gender Violence and HIV Risk Reduction in South AfricaLeickness Simbayi; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Effect of Out-of-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation ErrorsHenry Wang; Fiscal Year: 2008..These analyses are innovative in the fields of EMS, patient safety and health services research and will help to justify system-wide efforts to reduce errors in this complex procedure. ..