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PM&R ◽  
2022 ◽  
Timothy J. Olivier ◽  
Becky Baltich Nelson ◽  
Tri Pham ◽  
Kavita Trivedi ◽  
Ankit Patel ◽  

Hanna Sydow ◽  
Sandra Prescher ◽  
Friedrich Koehler ◽  
Kerstin Koehler ◽  
Marc Dorenkamp ◽  

Abstract Background Noninvasive remote patient management (RPM) in patients with heart failure (HF) has been shown to reduce the days lost due to unplanned cardiovascular hospital admissions and all-cause mortality in the Telemedical Interventional Management in Heart Failure II trial (TIM-HF2). The health economic implications of these findings are the focus of the present analyses from the payer perspective. Methods and results A total of 1538 participants of the TIM-HF2 randomized controlled trial were assigned to the RPM and Usual Care group. Health claims data were available for 1450 patients (n = 715 RPM group, n = 735 Usual Care group), which represents 94.3% of the original TIM-HF2 patient population, were linked to primary data from the study documentation and evaluated in terms of the health care cost, total cost (accounting for intervention costs), costs per day alive and out of hospital (DAOH), and cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY). The average health care costs per patient year amounted to € 14,412 (95% CI 13,284–15,539) in the RPM group and € 17,537 (95% CI 16,179–18,894) in the UC group. RPM led to cost savings of € 3125 per patient year (p = 0.001). After including the intervention costs, a cost saving of € 1758 per patient year remained (p = 0.048). Conclusion The additional noninvasive telemedical interventional management in patients with HF was cost-effective compared to standard care alone, since such intervention was associated with overall cost savings and superior clinical effectiveness. Graphical abstract

Ranjan Kumar Patel ◽  
Karamvir Chandel ◽  
Taraprasad Tripathy ◽  
Ashok Choudhury ◽  
Amar Mukund

Bharath V. ◽  
Sumit Agasty ◽  
Milind Padmakar Hote

AbstractPseudoaneurysms in the neck are challenging surgical cases. They need detailed preoperative evaluation, treatment of etiology, and surgical/interventional management at appropriate time.Here, we describe a case of 45-year-old female who presented to emergency with impending rupture of swelling in the right side of neck. On evaluation, it was found to be a pseudoaneurysm of right common carotid artery (RCCA). She was planned for emergency surgery, but the swelling ruptured before the patient could be taken into the operation room (OR). The challenges faced in managing it are described below.

2021 ◽  
Vol 51 (1) ◽  
pp. E3
Connor T. A. Brenna ◽  
Jerry C. Ku ◽  
Christopher R. Pasarikovski ◽  
Stefano M. Priola ◽  
Erin E. Dyer ◽  

OBJECTIVE Mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) is an increasingly relied-on treatment for clot retrieval in the context of ischemic strokes, which otherwise are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite several known risks associated with this procedure, there is a high degree of technical heterogeneity across both centers and operators. The most common procedural complications occur at the point of transfemoral access (the common femoral artery), and include access-site hematomas, dissections, and pseudoaneurysms. Other interventional fields have previously popularized the use of ultrasound to enhance the anatomical localization of structures relevant to vascular access and thereby reducing access-site complications. In this study, the authors aimed to describe the ultrasound-guided EVT technique performed at a large, quaternary neurovascular referral center, and to characterize the effects of ultrasound guidance on access-site complications. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all patients treated with EVT at a single center between January 2013 and August 2020 was performed. Patients in this cohort were treated using a universal, unique, ultrasound-guided, single-wall puncture technique, which bears several theoretical advantages over the standard technique of arterial puncture via palpation. RESULTS There were 479 patients treated with EVT within the study period. Twenty patients in the cohort were identified as having experienced some form of access-site complication. Eight (1.67%) of these patients experienced minor access-site complications, all of which were groin hematomas and none of which were clinically significant, as defined by requiring surgical or interventional management or transfusion. The remaining 12 patients experienced arterial dissection (n = 5), arterial pseudoaneurysm (n = 4), retroperitoneal hematoma (n = 2), or arterial occlusion (n = 1), with only 1.04% (5/479) requiring surgical or interventional management or transfusion. CONCLUSIONS The authors found an overall reduction in total access-site complications as well as minor access-site complications in the study cohort compared with previously published randomized controlled trials and observational studies in the recent literature. The findings suggested that there may be a role for routine use of ultrasound-guided puncture techniques in EVT to decrease rates of complications.

2021 ◽  
Vol Volume 14 ◽  
pp. 2139-2164
Mansoor M Aman ◽  
Ammar Mahmoud ◽  
Timothy Deer ◽  
Dawood Sayed ◽  
Jonathan M Hagedorn ◽  

Peter Y. Zhao ◽  
Mark W. Johnson ◽  
H. Richard McDonald ◽  
David Sarraf

2021 ◽  
pp. 1-3
Sisca N. Siagian ◽  
Nikolaus A. Haas ◽  
Radityo Prakoso

Abstract Most cases of severe or critical pulmonary stenosis are detected early and interventional management is routine within the first days of life. We present a case of a thirteen-year-old boy diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis and atrial septal defect with low ventricle ejection fraction. The patient underwent staged pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty and interventional atrial septal defect closure with good results.

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