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Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774793/surgical-considerations-in-interrupted-aortic-arch
#1
Damien J LaPar, Christopher W Baird
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare congenital anomaly with several anatomical variants and is often associated with other intracardiac and/or extracardiac congenital anomalies. Historically, associated with high early mortality, outcomes for this anomaly have improved in recent eras with advances in perioperative and anesthesia management and refinements in surgical technique. This review provides a description of surgical anatomy, anatomical classifications, and associated congenital lesions as well as an examination of the perioperative and surgical management of IAA in the contemporary surgical era...
May 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742969/perioperative-and-anesthetic-considerations-in-interrupted-aortic-arch
#2
Nelson Burbano-Vera, Katherine L Zaleski, Gregory J Latham, Viviane G Nasr
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is defined as the loss of luminal continuity between the ascending and descending aorta and is classified based on the anatomic level of interruption. IAA is associated with a number of intracardiac anomalies with the most common being patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect, and left ventricular outflow obstruction. There is also a strong association between type B interruption and 22q11 deletion syndrome. The perioperative management of the neonate with IAA begins in the intensive care unit with optimization of end-organ perfusion and function...
May 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717916/risk-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-acquired-airway-disease-after-congenital-heart-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Andrew J Matisoff, Pranathi Ari, David Zurakowski, Alexandra G Espinel, Nina Deutsch, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVE: In this single-center, retrospective review, we sought to determine the risk factors associated with the development of severe acquired airway disease (AAD; vocal cord paralysis [VCP] or subglottic stenosis [SGS]) in pediatric patients who had undergone surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) with cardiopulmonary bypass. All patients who required surgical treatment for CHD using cardiopulmonary bypass at our institution between 2010 and 2015 were reviewed. We defined severe AAD as either clinically significant VCP, SGS, or both, requiring consultation with the otolaryngology (ENT) service for evaluation...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676223/opiate-free-tricuspid-valve-replacement-case-report
#4
Jeffrey P Cardinale, George Gilly
The utility of opioid pain medications for perioperative analgesia is well described. However, opioids have many dangerous side effects including respiratory depression, acute tolerance, hyperalgesia, and chronic opioid dependence. Multimodal approaches continue to be used in more invasive and complex surgical procedures for enhanced recovery and decreased postoperative complications from opioid administration. The current case report centers on a 30-year-old male recovering from opioid addiction presenting with severe tricuspid regurgitation scheduled to undergo a tricuspid valve replacement...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649938/preoperative-physiology-imaging-and-management-of-interrupted-aortic-arch
#5
Kevin Friedman
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare form of critical neonatal heart disease in which there is lack of continuity between the ascending aorta and the descending thoracic aorta. In the absence of prenatal diagnosis, patients with IAA present in shock when the patent ductus arteriosus closes. Diagnosis can generally be made by echocardiography, and initiation of prostaglandin E1 infusion allows for adequate lower body perfusion prior to surgical repair. Full neonatal repair can be achieved with good outcomes in most cases...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619866/enteral-guanfacine-to-treat-severe-anxiety-and-agitation-complicating-critical-care-after-cardiac-surgery
#6
Habib Srour, Komal Pandya, Alex Flannery, Kevin Hatton
This article is the first reported case describing the off-label use of enteral immediate-release guanfacine, a long-acting α-2 adrenergic agonist most commonly used in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, for sedation in a patient with severe anxiety and agitation limiting mechanical ventilation weaning several days after cardiac surgery. In this case, after several days of unsuccessful attempts to control his agitation and anxiety with conventional therapies, guanfacine therapy was initiated, and the patient was rapidly weaned from all other sedatives and mechanical ventilation shortly thereafter...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514558/perioperative-surgical-home-reduces-rapid-response-calls-to-a-postoperative-surgical-ward-how-anesthesiologists-are-improving-the-inpatient-safety-net
#7
Tessa L Walters, T Edward Kim, Edward R Mariano, Geoffrey Kenton Lighthall
BACKGROUND: The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is an anesthesiologist-led, coordinated care model that may improve patient experience and safety. We hypothesized that PSH will decrease activation of the rapid response system for surgical inpatients. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed at an academic Veterans Affairs hospital with a PSH. Data from both medical and surgical cohorts admitted to a single ward were analyzed for the Pre-PSH (July 2006 to October 2010) and Post-PSH (November 2011 to May 2015) epochs...
March 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701539/an-update-in-abdominal-organ-transplantation-anesthesia-in-2018-society-for-the-advancement-of-transplant-anesthesia-sata
#8
Jeron Zerillo, Michael Ramsay, M Susan Mandell, Tetsuro Sakai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537348/ethics-of-liver-transplantation-the-role-of-the-anesthesiologist
#9
James M West
Anesthesiologists have clearly established their place in the history of medical ethics. Our involvement goes back to 1966 when Henri Beecher published his landmark paper on research and informed consent. Participation in the ethics of transplantation is no less important than our previous work. Organ transplant has been life saving for many but also has given rise to many misunderstandings not just from the public but also among our own colleagues. These include methods of allocation and donation, the role that affluence may play in receiving an organ, the definition of death and donation after circulatory death...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488444/rapid-recovery-of-liver-transplantation-recipients-by-implementation-of-fast-track-care-steps-what-is-holding-us-back
#10
Gianni Biancofiore, Dana Rodica Tomescu, M Susan Mandell
A body of scientific studies has shown that early extubation is safe and cost-effective in a large number of liver transplant (LT) recipients including pediatric patients. However, fast-track practices are not universally accepted, and debate still lingers about whether these interventions are safe and serve the patients' best interest. In this article, we focus on reasons why physicians still have a persistent, although diminishing, reluctance to adopt fast-track protocols. We stress the importance of collection/analysis of perioperative data, adoption of a consensus-based standardized protocol for perioperative care, and formation of LT anesthesia focused teams and leadership...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441818/comparative-effectiveness-and-harms-of-intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-noncardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
#11
Ashraf Fayad, Sasha Shillcutt, Massimiliano Meineri, Terrence D Ruddy, Mohammed Toseef Ansari
Intraoperative use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become commonplace in high-risk noncardiac surgeries but the balance of benefits and harms remains unclear. This systematic review investigated the comparative effectiveness and harms of intraoperative TEE in noncardiac surgery. We searched Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from 1946 to March 2017. Two reviewers independently screened the literature for eligibility. Studies were assessed for the risk of selection bias, confounding, measurement bias, and reporting bias...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424263/intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiogram-during-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-tee-to-the-rescue
#12
Lorenzo De Marchi, Janice Lee, Nina Rawtani, Vinh Nguyen
Supported by a growing number of studies and case reports in the literature, perioperative use of TEE in non-cardiac cases has significantly increased the past two decades. The utility of TEE in monitoring hemodynamic, and diagnosing causes of hypotension refractory to conventional therapy, have made it an almost indispensible tool during major surgeries, such liver transplantation. Despite this fact, compared to the adult population, there is a lack of an equivalent amount of literature on the perioperative use of TEE in pediatric cases...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303422/use-training-and-opinions-about-effectiveness-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-adult-liver-transplantation-among-anesthesiologists-in-the-united-states
#13
Jeron Zerillo, Bryan Hill, Sang Kim, Samuel DeMaria, M Susan Mandell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Describe transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) use, preparatory training and opinions about clinical importance, and future training pathways in a sample of liver transplant anesthesiologists. DESIGN: Online survey questionnaire. SETTING: Liver Transplant Centers in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia or designated alternate respondent. RESULTS: A total of 79 Directors or alternates from 111 (71%) centers were identified...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276852/organ-donor-management-part-1-toward-a-consensus-to-guide-anesthesia-services-during-donation-after-brain-death
#14
Michael J Souter, E Eidbo, James Y Findlay, Daniel J Lebovitz, Marina Moguilevitch, Nikole A Neidlinger, Gerhard Wagener, Anil S Paramesh, Claus U Niemann, Pamela R Roberts, Ernesto A Pretto
Worldwide 715 482 patients have received a lifesaving organ transplant since 1988. During this time, there have been advances in donor management and in the perioperative care of the organ transplant recipient, resulting in marked improvements in long-term survival. Although the number of organs recovered has increased year after year, a greater demand has produced a critical organ shortage. The majority of organs are from deceased donors; however, some are not suitable for transplantation. Some of this loss is due to management of the donor...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099334/viscoelastic-monitoring-to-guide-hemostatic-resuscitation-in-liver-transplantation-surgery
#15
Kevin P Blaine, Tetsuro Sakai
Coagulopathic bleeding must be anticipated during liver transplantation (LT) surgery. Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) often present with disease-related hematologic disturbances, including the loss of hepatic procoagulant and anticoagulant clotting factors and thrombocytopenia. Transplantation surgery itself presents additional hemostatic changes, including hyperfibrinolysis. Viscoelastic monitoring (VEM) is often used to provide targeted, personalized hemostatic therapies for complex bleeding states including cardiac surgery and major trauma...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400260/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2017-for-cardiothoracic-anesthesiologists
#16
Dirk J Varelmann, Jochen Daniel Muehlschlegel
The year 2017 was a year dominated by large-scale clinical studies reporting the outcome of various interventions in cardiac surgery and heart failure (HF) patients, relevant to all cardiothoracic anesthesiologists. Among them were studies investigating the addition of levosimendan, an alternative inotropic agent, to standard management of patients with HF undergoing cardiac surgery. Also, corticosteroids have been used for various purposes in cardiac patients. Here, a new study reports the effect of high-dose methylprednisolone on recovery and delirium...
March 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400259/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2017-for-perioperative-echocardiography
#17
Lee Andrew Goeddel, Megan Kostibas, Thomas Metkus, Mary Beth Brady
In this inaugural review, we present noteworthy advances in perioperative echocardiography relevant to the cardiac anesthesiologist. These studies come from different clinical realms including advances in mitral valve imaging, perioperative echocardiographic evaluation, and critical care echocardiography. The importance of perioperative echocardiography continues to grow with cardiac anesthesiologists positioned in a critical role throughout the perioperative care continuum.
March 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400258/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2017-for-abdominal-organ-transplantation
#18
Jeron Zerillo, Natalie K Smith, Tetsuro Sakai
In 2017, we identified more than 400 peer reviewed publications on the topic of pancreas transplantation, more than 500 on intestinal transplantation, more than 4000 on renal transplantation, and more than 4700 on liver transplantation. This annual review highlights the most pertinent literature for anesthesiologists and critical care physicians caring for patients undergoing abdominal organ transplantation. We explore a wide range of topics, including risk for and prediction of perioperative complications, recommendations on perioperative management, economic analyses, and education of the trainees in abdominal transplantation anesthesia and critical care...
March 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400257/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2017-for-congenital-cardiac-anesthesiologists
#19
Richard J Ing, Mark D Twite
This review focuses on the literature published during the 13 months from December 2016 to December 2017 that is of interest to anesthesiologists taking care of children and adults with congenital heart disease. Five themes are addressed during this time period and 100 peer-reviewed articles are discussed.
March 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400256/noteworthy-cardiac-surgery-literature-2017-technology-pushing-care-forward
#20
T Brett Reece, Joseph C Cleveland
In review of the current cardiac surgical literature, the care for complex pathology continues to make big strides forward. Much of this "progress" is driven by new technology or new applications for technology. In both mitral disease and type A dissection management, technology is changing the way the pathologies are approached. This article addresses some of the advances demonstrated in the literature and gives a perspective on how they affect current practice.
March 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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