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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909640/treating-fasciotomy-wounds-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-and-dwell-time-npwti-d
#1
Priscilla Lee
Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a serious complication of lower-extremity trauma caused by accidents or post-procedure complications. ACS is characterized by increased pressure within the compartment, resulting in reduced blood flow, tissue hypoxia, and tissue necrosis. Fasciotomies to relieve pressure and debridement of necrotic tissue comprise primary treatment. My purpose is to present initial experience using negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d)* to treat fasciotomy wounds in two patients...
October 28, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888761/tissue-thrombin-is-associated-with-the-pathogenesis-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#2
Keiichi Ito, Kenichi Hongo, Taro Date, Masahiro Ikegami, Hiroshi Hano, Mamiko Owada, Satoshi Morimoto, Yusuke Kashiwagi, Daisuke Katoh, Takuya Yoshino, Akira Yoshii, Haruka Kimura, Tomohisa Nagoshi, Ichige Kajimura, Yoichiro Kusakari, Toru Akaike, Susumu Minamisawa, Kazuo Ogawa, Kosuke Minai, Takayuki Ogawa, Makoto Kawai, Junji Yajima, Seiichiro Matsuo, Teiichi Yamane, Ikuo Taniguchi, Sachio Morimoto, Michihiro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Thrombin is a serine protease known to be the final product of the coagulation cascade. However, thrombin plays other physiological roles in processes such as gastric contractions and vessel wound healing, and a state of coagulability is increased in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In this study, we investigate the role of thrombin in the pathogenesis of DCM. The purpose of this study is to clarify the role of thrombin in the pathogenesis of DCM and investigate the possibility of treatment against DCM by thrombin inhibition...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883184/epigenetics-in-reactive-and-reparative-cardiac-fibrogenesis-the-promise-of-epigenetic-therapy
#3
REVIEW
Asish K Ghosh, Rahul Rai, Panagiotis Flevaris, Douglas E Vaughan
Epigenetic changes play a pivotal role in the development of a wide spectrum of human diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and intellectual disabilities. Cardiac fibrogenesis is a common pathophysiological process seen during chronic and stress-induced accelerated cardiac aging. While adequate production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins is necessary for post-injury wound healing, excessive synthesis and accumulation of extracellular matrix protein in the stressed or injured hearts causes decreased or loss of lusitropy that leads to cardiac failure...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879614/getting-a-better-look-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-transdiaphragmatic-pericardial-window-for-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-trauma-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
#4
Jamie E Anderson, Edgardo S Salcedo, Kacie M Rounds, Joseph M Galante
BACKGROUND: In penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma, it is necessary to evaluate both the pericardial fluid and the diaphragm directly. Transdiaphragmatic pericardial windows (TDWs) provide direct access to the pericardium and diaphragm but expose the patient to the risks of laparotomy. We hypothesize that transabdominal laparoscopic pericardial windows (LPWs) are a safe and effective alternative to TDWs in stable patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of stable patients with thoracoabdominal penetrating trauma at a level I trauma center between January 2007 and June 2015, comparing outcomes after TDW versus LPW...
December 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876519/the-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-major-outcomes-after-vascular-surgery
#5
REVIEW
George Galyfos, Georgios I Geropapas, Stavros Kerasidis, Argiri Sianou, Fragiska Sigala, Konstantinos Filis
OBJECTIVE: Obesity has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, although pooled evidence in patients undergoing vascular surgery are lacking. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on major postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing vascular surgery. METHODS: A systematic literature review conforming to established criteria to identify eligible articles published before May 2016 was conducted...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871010/diagnostic-challenges-in-a-patient-with-myocardial-tuberculoma-a-case-report
#6
Olof Säll, Soon-Ok Cha, Hans Holmberg
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis can affect any organ of the body, including the heart. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 18-year old woman presented with a multifocal tuberculosis infection involving abdominal lymph nodes, a sternotomy wound, an abscess of the abdominal wall and most notably a myocardial tuberculoma. Establishing the diagnosis of the myocardial tuberculoma was challenging mainly due to the location within the heart. Initially a diagnostic percutaneous femoral vascular catheter guided biopsy of the right atrial mass was performed, but later open surgery involving median sternotomy was needed...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865060/reducing-variation-in-feeding-newborns-with-congenital-heart-disease
#7
Janet M Simsic, Kirby-Rose Carpenito, Kristin Kirchner, Stephanie Peters, Holly Miller-Tate, Brian Joy, Mark Galantowicz
OBJECTIVE: Enteral feeding is associated with decreased infection rates, decreased mechanical ventilation, decreased hospital length of stay, and improved wound healing. Enteral feeding difficulties are common in congenital heart disease. Our objective was to develop experience-based newborn feeding guidelines for the initiation and advancement of enteral feeding in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit. DESIGN: This is a retrospective analysis of a quality improvement project...
November 16, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832187/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery-in-infants-and-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
#8
Sun-Kyung Park, Min Hur, Eunhee Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jung Bo Park, Youngwon Kim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun, Chung Su Kim
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Modifiable risk factors for postoperative AKI including perioperative anesthesia-related parameters were assessed. The authors conducted a single-center, retrospective cohort study of 220 patients (aged 10 days to 19 years) who underwent congenital cardiac surgery between January and December 2012. The incidence of AKI within 7 days postoperatively was determined using the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827458/microrna-126-overexpression-rescues-diabetes-induced-impairment-in-efferocytosis-of-apoptotic-cardiomyocytes
#9
Sahana Suresh Babu, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Darukeshwara Joladarashi, Prince Jeyabal, Shashirekha Krishnamurthy, Arvind Bhimaraj, Keith A Youker, Prasanna Krishnamurthy
Efferocytosis, a process of clearance of apoptotic cells by phagocytes, is essential for successful resolution of inflammation and maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Diabetes compromises the function of macrophages leading to adverse inflammatory response during wound healing, myocardial injury, atherosclerosis and autoimmune disorders. However, the effect of diabetes on macrophage-mediated efferocytosis of apoptotic cardiomyocytes (ACM) and the molecular mechanisms involved are not understood so far. In the present study we found that invitro efferocytosis of ACM was impaired in macrophages from db/db (diabetic) mice...
November 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811584/get-the-picture-a-pilot-feasibility-study-of-telemedical-wound-assessment-using-a-mobile-phone-in-cardiology-patients
#10
John de Heide, C J Vroegh, T Szili Torok, R J J Gobbens, F Zijlstra, M Takens-Lameijer, M J Lenzen, S C Yap, W J M Scholte Op Reimer
BACKGROUND: Postprocedural complications after elective cardiac interventions include hematomas and infections. Telemedical wound assessment using mobile phones with integrated cameras may improve quality of care and help reduce costs. AIMS: We aimed to study the feasibility of telemedical wound assessment using a mobile phone. The primary aim was the number of patients who were able to upload their pictures. Secondary aims were image interpretability, agreement between nurse practitioners, and patient evaluation of the intervention...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792329/excess-imidacloprid-exposure-causes-the-heart-tube-malformation-of-chick-embryos
#11
Lin-Rui Gao, Shuai Li, Jing Zhang, Chang Liang, En-Ni Chen, Shi-Yao Zhang, Manli Chuai, Yongping Bao, Guang Wang, Xuesong Yang
As a neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid is widely used to control sucking insects on agricultural planting and fleas on domestic animals. However, the extent to which imidacloprid exposure has an influence on cardiogensis in early embryogenesis is still poorly understood. In vertebrates, the heart is the first organ to be formed. In this study to address whether or not imidacloprid exposure affects early heart development, the early chick embryo has been used as an experimental model because of the accessibility of chick embryo at its early developmental stage...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789730/a-severe-penetrating-cardiac-injury-in-the-absence-of-cardiac-tamponade
#12
Tara M Connelly, Walenty Kolcow, Dave Veerasingam, Mark DaCosta
Penetrating cardiac injury is rare and frequently not survivable. Significant haemorrhage resulting in cardiac tamponade commonly ensues. Such cardiac tamponade is a clear clinical, radiological and sonographic indicator of significant underlying injury. In the absence of cardiac tamponade, diagnosis can be more challenging. In this case of a 26-year old sailor stabbed at sea, a significant pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade did not occur despite an injury transversing the pericardium. Instead, the pericardial haemorrhage drained into the left pleural cavity resulting in a haemothorax...
October 26, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787388/hydrocephalus-secondary-to-chemotherapy-in-a-case-of-prenatally-diagnosed-giant-immature-grade-3-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Ioan Sarbu, Demetra Socolov, Razvan Socolov, Ingrith Miron, Mioara Trandafirescu, Smaranda Diaconescu, Carmen Iulia Ciongradi
INTRODUCTION: Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a rare tumor in the general population, arising from multipotent stem cells. Whereas most of the cases diagnosed postnatally have good prognosis, the rate of mortality and morbidities associated with prenatally diagnosed SCT remain high, with a reported mortality rate of 30% to 50%. The outcome of fetal SCT can be unpredictable, with some cases with slow growth during fetal life, whereas others grow rapidly, causing multiple complications; also, some of these tumor will develop triggering fetal (preterm delivery, high-output cardiac failure, hydrops fetalis, intrauterine death) or maternal complications (distocia, placentomegaly, maternal mirror syndrome-preeclampsia)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785131/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-as-additional-treatment-in-deep-sternal-wound-infections-a-single-center-s-experience
#14
Radosław Litwinowicz, Magdalena Bryndza, Anna Chrapusta, Ewa Kobielska, Bogusław Kapelak, Grzegorz Grudzień
INTRODUCTION: Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is one of the most serious complications after cardiac surgery procedures, observed in 5% of patients. Current standard medical therapy for DSWI includes antibiotics, surgical debridement, resuturing or negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Unfortunately, in some cases these methods are insufficient, and additional therapeutic options are needed. AIM: To assess the effects and usefulness of additional hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2) in patients with DSWI after cardiac surgery procedures...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784818/effect-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-in-patients-undergoing-bypass-surgery
#15
Shinji Ogawa, Yasuhide Okawa, Koshi Sawada, Yoshihiro Goto, Syunsuke Fukaya, Takahiko Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Patients with diabetes mellitus often have more complicated postoperative courses and worse outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting than those without this condition. Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors are a new class of oral medication for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus. We investigated how these drugs influence the postoperative course after coronary artery bypass in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 177 patients with type 2 diabetes who has undergone coronary artery bypass surgery between 2009 and 2013; 107 were treated with dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors postoperatively, and 70 who did not receive dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors served as a control group...
October 26, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768029/intra-iliac-artery-injection-for-efficient-and-selective-modeling-of-microscopic-bone-metastasis
#16
Cuijuan Yu, Hai Wang, Aaron Muscarella, Amit Goldstein, Huan-Chang Zeng, Yangjin Bae, Brendan H I Lee, Xiang H-F Zhang
Intra-iliac artery (IIA) injection is an efficient approach to introduce metastatic lesions of various cancer cells in animals. Compared to the widely used intra-cardiac and intra-tibial injections, IIA injection brings several advantages. First, it can deliver a large quantity of cancer cells specifically to hind limb bones, thereby providing spatiotemporally synchronized early-stage colonization events and allowing robust quantification and swift detection of disseminated tumor cells. Second, it injects cancer cells into the circulation without damaging the local tissues, thereby avoiding inflammatory and wound-healing processes that confound the bone colonization process...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767187/management-of-fluoroscopy-induced-radiation-ulcer-one-stage-radical-excision-and-immediate-reconstruction
#17
Kai-Che Wei, Kuo-Chung Yang, Lee-Wei Chen, Wen-Chung Liu, Wen-Chieh Chen, Wen-Yen Chiou, Ping-Chin Lai
With increasing use of cardiac fluoroscopic intervention, the incidence of fluoroscopy-induced radiation ulcer is increasing. Radiation ulcer is difficult to manage and currently there are no treatment guidelines. To identify the optimal treatment approaches for managing cardiac fluoroscopy-induced radiation ulcers, we retrospectively reviewed medical records of 13 patients with fluoroscopy-induced radiation ulcers receiving surgical interventions and following up in our hospital from 2012 to 2015. Conventional wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy were of little therapeutic benefit...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763880/a-retrospective-study-to-evaluate-use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting
#18
Giuseppe Santarpino, Lazlo Gazdag, Joachim Sirch, Ferdinand Vogt, Miroslaw Ledwon, Theodor Fischlein, Steffen Pfeiffer
Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting may be associated with a higher risk of postoperative deep sternal wound infection than monolateral internal thoracic artery grafting due to a limited blood supply to the thoracic chest wall. Because preliminary studies suggest negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may reduce the risk of infection, a retrospective chart review of 129 patients who underwent BITA between February 2003 and October 2014 was conducted. Of those, 21 patients received NPWT for 5 days immediately following surgery and the incisions of 108 patients were covered with a conventional gauze dressing...
December 2015: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738801/goal-directed-fluid-therapy-decreases-postoperative-morbidity-but-not-mortality-in-major-non-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
Anirban Som, Souvik Maitra, Sulagna Bhattacharjee, Dalim K Baidya
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Optimum perioperative fluid administration may improve postoperative outcome after major surgery. This meta-analysis and systematic review has been aimed to determine the effect of dynamic goal directed fluid therapy (GDFT) on postoperative morbidity and mortality in non-cardiac surgical patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Meta-analysis of published prospective randomized controlled trials where GDFT based on non-invasive flow based hemodynamic measurement has been compared with a standard care...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731885/transfusion-thresholds-and-other-strategies-for-guiding-allogeneic-red-blood-cell-transfusion
#20
REVIEW
Jeffrey L Carson, Simon J Stanworth, Nareg Roubinian, Dean A Fergusson, Darrell Triulzi, Carolyn Doree, Paul C Hebert
BACKGROUND: There is considerable uncertainty regarding the optimal haemoglobin threshold for the use of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in anaemic patients. Blood is a scarce resource, and in some countries, transfusions are less safe than others because of a lack of testing for viral pathogens. Therefore, reducing the number and volume of transfusions would benefit patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to compare 30-day mortality and other clinical outcomes in participants randomized to restrictive versus liberal red blood cell (RBC) transfusion thresholds (triggers) for all conditions...
October 12, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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