KW Mahaffey

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A retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive ultrasonically guided percutaneous nephrostomy tubes placed under the guidance of urologists was done. Complications related to tube insertion included sepsis in 3% of the cases, renal pelvic perforations in 2% and hemorrhage in 1%. There were no deaths and no need for open surgical intervention to manage these(More)
OBJECTIVES Intraoperative autotransfusion of shed blood is widely utilized in surgery. However, several studies have raised concern about the transmission of tumor cells during oncologic procedures. We compared the ability of a leukocyte depletion filter (RC-400; LDF) to a standard red blood cell filter (SBF) to remove tumor cells derived from urologic(More)
AIMS To assess whether the use of the femoral or radial approach for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) interacted with the efficacy and safety of cangrelor, an intravenous P2Y12 inhibitor, in CHAMPION PHOENIX. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 11 145 patients were randomly assigned in a double-dummy, double-blind manner either to a cangrelor bolus and(More)
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