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Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527834/perceptions-of-seniors-with-heart-failure-regarding-autonomous-zero-effort-monitoring-of-physiological-parameters-in-the-smart-home-environment
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Sherry L Grace, Golnoush Taherzadeh, Isaac Sung Jae Chang, Jennifer Boger, Amaya Arcelus, Susanna Mak, Caroline Chessex, Alex Mihailidis
BACKGROUND: Technological advances are leading to the ability to autonomously monitor patient's health status in their own homes, to enable aging-in-place. OBJECTIVES: To understand the perceptions of seniors with heart failure (HF) regarding smart-home systems to monitor their physiological parameters. METHODS: In this qualitative study, HF outpatients were invited to a smart-home lab, where they completed a sequence of activities, during which the capacity of 5 autonomous sensing modalities was compared to gold standard measures...
May 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527833/evaluation-of-the-sipat-instrument-to-assess-psychosocial-risk-in-heart-transplant-candidates-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Elizabeth Vandenbogaart, Lynn Doering, Belinda Chen, Ann Saltzman, Tamara Chaker, Julie W Creaser, Darlene Rourke, Richard W Cheng, Gregg C Fonarow, Mario Deng
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the reliability of the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) in heart transplant (HT) recipients and explored its usefulness in predicting post-transplant outcomes. BACKGROUND: Pre-transplant psychosocial and behavioral risk is associated with post-transplant clinical outcomes. SIPAT is a risk assessment tool created for pre-transplant psychosocial evaluation. METHODS: Via retrospective chart review, three examiners applied the SIPAT to 51 adult HT recipients...
May 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527832/-we-are-all-there-for-the-same-purpose-support-for-an-integrated-community-exercise-program-for-older-adults-with-hf-and-copd
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Laura Desveaux, Samantha Harrison, Annemarie Lee, Sunita Mathur, Roger Goldstein, Dina Brooks
BACKGROUND: Despite well-established improvements following rehabilitation, functional gains often diminish following discharge. OBJECTIVE: To explore the attitudes of older adults with HF and COPD, who have completed rehabilitation, toward community-based exercise maintenance. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 individuals with HF or COPD. RESULTS: Deductive thematic analysis uncovered three themes: 1) transitioning to community exercise is challenging, highlighting participants' struggle with unstructured maintenance and a lack of appropriate programs; 2) a structured, group-based program tailored to functional ability facilitates adherence, describing participants views on the importance of routine, and accountability; and 3) "We are all there for the same purpose" - participant support for integrated exercise, including the benefit of multiple perspectives and sustainability...
May 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527831/different-efficacy-of-inhaled-and-oral-medications-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Batool J AbuHalimeh, Joseph G Parambil, Adriano R Tonelli
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is progressive disorder characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance that can lead to right heart failure and death. One of the main therapeutic options for PAH are medications targeting the prostacyclin pathway. Treprostinil is a prostacyclin analogue and selexipag is a selective IP receptor agonist. Treprostinil can be delivered by a variety of routes including oral, inhaled, subcutaneous and intravenous. Selexipag is currently approved as an oral formulation...
May 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511778/elevated-cranial-ultrasound-resistive-indices-are-associated-with-improved-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-one-year-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-single-center-pilot-study
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Christopher L Jenks, Ana Hernandez, Peter L Stavinoha, Michael C Morris, Fenghua Tian, Hanli Liu, Parvesh Garg, Joseph M Forbess, Joshua Koch
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a non-invasive, repeatable test can be used to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients with congenital heart disease. METHODS: This was a prospective study of pediatric patients less than two months of age undergoing congenital heart surgery at the Children's Health Children's Medical Center at Dallas. Multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was utilized during the surgery, and ultrasound (US) resistive indices (RI) of the major cranial vessels were obtained prior to surgery, immediately post-operatively, and prior to discharge...
May 13, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506495/relationship-between-patient-group-participation-and-self-care-agency-among-patients-with-a-history-of-cardiac-surgery-a-cross-sectional-study
#6
Maiko Noguchi-Watanabe, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Azusa Arimoto, Sachiyo Murashima
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the influence of participation in patient groups on self-care in patients with a cardiac surgery history. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between patient group participation and self-care among patients with a cardiac surgery history. METHODS: Participants were 956 patients with cardiac surgery history from a patient group. Information on self-care agency, patient group participation, and health status was collected through a self-administered questionnaire...
May 12, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501318/mortality-rehospitalization-and-post-transplant-complications-in-gender-mismatched-heart-transplant-recipients
#7
Anne Jalowiec, Kathleen L Grady, Connie White-Williams
BACKGROUND: Limited research has been published on outcomes in heart transplant (HT) recipients with gender-mismatched donors. OBJECTIVE: Compare 3-year post-transplant outcomes in 2 groups of gender-mismatched HT recipients and a no-mismatch group. METHODS: Sample: 347 HT recipients: 21.3% (74) received a heart from the opposite gender: Group 1: same gender donor/recipient (273, 78.7%); Group 2: female donor/male recipient (40, 11.5%); Group 3: male donor/female recipient (34, 9...
May 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487184/symptom-assessment-in-non-vocal-or-cognitively-impaired-icu-patients-implications-for-practice-and-future-research
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REVIEW
JiYeon Choi, Margaret L Campbell, Céline Gélinas, Mary Beth Happ, Judith Tate, Linda Chlan
BACKGROUND: Symptom assessment in critically ill patients is challenging because many cannot provide a self-report. OBJECTIVES: To describe the state of the science on symptom communication and the assessment of selected physical symptoms in non-vocal ICU patients. METHODS: This paper summarizes a 2014 American Thoracic Society Annual International Conference symposium presenting current evidence on symptom communication, delirium, and the assessment of common physical symptoms (i...
May 6, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477952/comparison-of-point-of-care-versus-central-laboratory-measurement-of-hematocrit-hemoglobin-and-electrolyte-concentrations
#9
Alexandra Gavala, Pavlos Myrianthefs
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the accuracy of certain laboratory examinations obtained by the ABG analyzer (ROCHE AVL OMNI S) as compared to hospital central laboratory (CL). METHODS: We prospectively collected data obtained from the same arterial blood sample regarding hematocrit, hemoglobin, potassium, and sodium. RESULTS: ABG analyzer results were significantly lower (p < 0.0001) compared to CL values thus values between the two methods are not interchangeable...
May 3, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460888/healthcare-provider-compliance-with-the-2013-acc-aha-adult-cholesterol-guideline-recommendation-for-high-intensity-dose-statins-for-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Susan D Housholder-Hughes, Melanie M Martin, Marilyn R McFarland, Constance J Creech, Michael J Shea
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the foremost cause of death for U.S. adults. The 2013 ACC/AHA Adult Cholesterol Guidelines recommend high-intensity dose statins for individuals with coronary artery disease (CAD). OBJECTIVE: To determine healthcare provider compliance with the Cholesterol Guideline recommendation specific to high-intensity dose statins for patients with CAD. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted to determine compliance rate...
April 28, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450150/late-mitral-restenosis-after-percutaneous-commissurotomy-predictive-value-of-inflammation-and-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-biomarkers
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Rachid Mechmeche, Amira Zaroui, Sonia Aloui, Marouane Boukhris, Monia Allal-Elasmi, Naziha Kaabachi, Bechir Zouari
BACKGROUND: The role of chronic inflammation in mitral restenosis after percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) is still controversial. AIMS: We sought to assess the predictive value of inflammation and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling biomarkers in late mitral restenosis after PMC. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 155 patients (mean age 46.2±11 years) with at least 5 year follow up after primary PMC. Serum levels of high sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP), matrix metalloproteinases MMPs, tissue-specific inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases TIMPs, and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα)] were measured...
April 24, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433323/is-there-a-clinically-meaningful-difference-in-patient-reported-dyspnea-in-acute-heart-failure-an-analysis-from-urgent-dyspnea
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Peter S Pang, Kathleen A Lane, Miguel Tavares, Alan B Storrow, Changyu Shen, W Frank Peacock, Richard Nowak, Alexandre Mebazaa, Said Laribi, Judd E Hollander, Mihai Gheorghiade, Sean P Collins
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is the most common presenting symptom in patients with acute heart failure (AHF), but is difficult to quantify as a research measure. The URGENT Dyspnea study compared 3 scales: (1) 10 cm VAS, (2) 5-point Likert, and (3) a 7-point Likert (both VAS and 5-point Likert were recorded in the upright and supine positions). However, the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) to patients has not been well established. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis from URGENT Dyspnea, an observational, multi-center study of AHF patients enrolled within 1 h of first physician assessment in the ED...
April 19, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427763/exploring-patient-experiences-and-perspectives-of-a-heart-failure-telerehabilitation-program-a-mixed-methods-approach
#13
Rita Hwang, Allison Mandrusiak, Norman R Morris, Robyn Peters, Dariusz Korczyk, Jared Bruning, Trevor Russell
OBJECTIVES: To describe patient experiences and perspectives of a group-based heart failure (HF) telerehabilitation program delivered to the homes via online video-conferencing. BACKGROUND: Limited information currently exists on patient experiences of telerehabilitation for HF. Patient feedback and end-user perspectives provide important information regarding the acceptability of this new delivery model which may have a substantial impact on future uptake. METHODS: We used mixed-methods design with purposive sampling of patients with HF...
April 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411960/age-and-gender-influences-on-the-needs-concerns-and-strategies-of-cabg-caregivers
#14
Margo A Halm
BACKGROUND: Caring for coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery patients can be challenging. No studies have explored caregiver burden by age and gender. OBJECTIVE: To describe age and gender-specific concerns, needs and strategies during the first 3 months. METHODS: Themes for burden concerns, needs and strategies were derived from interviews of 32 CABG caregivers using constant comparative analysis. RESULTS: Age-specific themes related to motivating exercise (<70), applying support hose, and self-reliance (>70)...
April 12, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410771/the-esophageal-cooling-device-a-new-temperature-control-tool-in%C3%A2-the-intensivist-s-arsenal
#15
Ahmed F Hegazy, Danielle M Lapierre, Ron Butler, Janet Martin, Eyad Althenayan
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia has been demonstrated to improve neurological outcome in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Current temperature control modalities however, have several limitations. Exploring innovative methods of temperature management has become a necessity. METHODS: We describe the first use of a novel esophageal cooling device as a sole modality for hypothermia induction, maintenance and rewarming in a series of four postcardiac arrest patients...
April 11, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392040/the-effect-of-guided-reflection-on-heart-failure-self-care-maintenance-and-management-a-mixed-methods-study
#16
Kristen A Sethares, Marilyn E Asselin
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effect of structured, guided reflection on patient descriptions of self-care maintenance and management. BACKGROUND: Inadequate HF self-care behaviors are linked to hospitalizations. Symptom monitoring and recognition are precursors to adequate HF self-care. Reflection on actions taken during HF exacerbations may lead to insights and future changes in HF self-care maintenance and management. METHODS: One-group mixed method pre-test/post-test design...
April 6, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392039/effect-of-arterial-puncture-on-ventilation
#17
Ashima Synghal Sahni, Hemil Gonzalez, Aiman Tulaimat
BACKGROUND: Clinicians frequently assume that during arterial puncture for measuring arterial blood gases patients hyperventilate from pain and anxiety. This assumption leads clinicians to falsely interpret a PaCO2 and pH near the upper limit of normal as a chronic respiratory acidosis corrected by an acute respiratory alkalosis. OBJECTIVE: Determine if participants hyperventilate during arterial puncture from pain and anxiety. METHODS: We recruited participants from a pulmonary function laboratory referred for arterial blood gas measurement...
April 6, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366291/the-power-in-being-together-for-young-adults-who-have-heart-disease-the-photoshoot-experience
#18
Robyn Gallagher, Ellen Potter, Linda Thomson Mangnall, Laila Ladak, Patrick Gallagher, Lis Neubeck
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to determine perceived motivations and benefits of photoshoot participation for young adults who have heart disease. BACKGROUND: Feeling isolated and different can have lifelong affects on quality of life in heart disease survivors. Photoshoots, where people create a photographic image of themselves, promote positive interpretation of their cardiac illness experience, but participant experiences remain under-investigated. METHODS: Young adult heart disease support group members completing a photoshoot were interviewed and data were thematically analyzed...
March 30, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336081/depression-screening-and-treatment-recall-in-male-and-female-coronary-artery-disease-inpatients-association-with-symptoms-one-year-later
#19
Shamila Shanmugasegaram, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether cardiac inpatients recall depression screening and how it is related to depressive symptoms and treatment one year later. METHODS: 2635 cardiac inpatients from 11 hospitals completed a survey and were mailed a follow-up survey one year later; both surveys included the BDI-II. RESULTS: Of the 1809 (68.7%) retained participants, 513 (30.0%) recalled depression screening. Recall was not significantly related to depressive symptoms at either time point (P > 0...
March 20, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318620/factors-associated-with-mortality-risk-in-critical-care-patients-treated-with-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#20
Sun Hee Lee, Dong-Soo Shin, Jong Ran Kim, Hyunjung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with mortality in patients treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and to validate the discrimination of the risk assessment tools to predict mortality. BACKGROUND: VA-ECMO is a rescue therapy for patients with life-threatening cardiac failure, but mortality remains high. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records of adult patients who underwent VA-ECMO in an intensive care unit of a university hospital, between 2009 and 2013...
March 16, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
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