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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913736/additional-effects-of-topical-tranexamic-acid-in-on-pump-cardiac-surgery
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Noppon Taksaudom, Sophon Siwachat, Apichat Tantraworasin
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery is commonly associated with hyperfibrinolysis. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of topical tranexamic acid in addition to intravenous tranexamic acid in reducing bleeding in cardiac surgery cases. METHODS: From July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, 82 patients who underwent elective on-pump cardiac surgery were randomized into a tranexamic acid group and a placebo group. In the tranexamic acid group, 1 g of tranexamic acid dissolved in 100 mL of normal saline solution was poured into the pericardium during sternal closure; the placebo group had 100 mL of saline only...
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909272/-novel-sternum-closure-technique-using-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-sutures
#2
Takashi Ando, Daichi Akiyama, Hiroshi Okada, Hiroshi Furukawa, Makoto Takeda
During cardiac surgery through midline sternotomy, sternum closure metal wires are usually used for. However, metal wires may damage the sternum and cause artifacts on X-ray. Therefore, we use a novel sternum closure technique in which metal wire is replaced by ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene(UHMWP) sutures. We have used this technique for 89 patients in 2014 and reviewed our experience. UHMWPs are often used for bone fracture cerclage, particularly in the vertebral body. UHMWPs may avoid sternal "cheese-cut" dehiscence...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899896/respiratory-function-in-voluntary-participating-patagonia-sea-lions-otaria-flavescens-in-sternal-recumbency
#3
Andreas Fahlman, Johnny Madigan
We measured esophageal pressures (n = 4), respiratory flow rates (n = 5), and expired O2 and CO2 (n = 4) in five adult Patagonia sea lions (Otaria flavescens, body mass range 94.3-286.0 kg) during voluntary breaths while laying down out of water. The data were used to estimate the dynamic specific lung compliance (sCL), the O2 consumption rate ([Formula: see text]O2) and CO2 production rates ([Formula: see text]CO2) during rest. Our results indicate that the resting tidal volume in Patagonia sea lions is approximately 47-73% of the estimated total lung capacity...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876309/vertical-breast-measurement-in-east-asian-women-a-guide-for-mastopexy-and-reduction-to-form-nonptotic-breasts-in-unilateral-prosthetic-breast-reconstruction
#4
Takashi Fujiwara, Kenji Yano, Yoshio Tanji, Masaya Nomura
BACKGROUND: Following unilateral breast cancer surgery, mastopexy and reduction of the unaffected breast are often performed to obtain symmetrical breasts. The use of implants in breast reconstruction results in a nonptotic breast. To achieve symmetry following the procedure, the unaffected side should be nonptotic too. However, no study has yet reported any indices for the design of mastopexy and reduction in this direction. We present a new method of preoperative design that uses vertical breast measurements to form nonptotic breasts according to individual breast shapes...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871091/age-specific-injury-risk-curves-for-distributed-anterior-thoracic-loading-of-various-sizes-of-adults-based-on-sternal-deflections
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Harold J Mertz, Priya Prasad, Dainius J Dalmotas, Annette L Irwin
Injury Risk Curves are developed from cadaver data for sternal deflections produced by anterior, distributed chest loads for a 25, 45, 55, 65 and 75 year-old Small Female, Mid-Size Male and Large Male based on the variations of bone strengths with age. These curves show that the risk of AIS ≥ 3 thoracic injury increases with the age of the person. This observation is consistent with NASS data of frontal accidents which shows that older unbelted drivers have a higher risk of AIS ≥ 3 chest injury than younger drivers...
November 2016: Stapp Car Crash Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861432/the-association-between-preoperative-hemoglobin-a1c-and-postoperative-glycemic-variability-on-30-day-major-adverse-outcomes-following-isolated-cardiac-valvular-surgery
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Amit Bardia, Kamal Khabbaz, Ariel Mueller, Priyam Mathur, Victor Novack, Daniel Talmor, Balachundhar Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and postoperative glycemic variability predict major adverse events (MAEs) after coronary artery bypass grafting in a protocolized glycemic control setting. However, the influence of preoperative HbA1c and postoperative glycemic variability in isolated cardiac valvular surgery is unknown. In this study, we sought to establish (a) whether preoperative HbA1c could identify patients at increased risk of MAEs and (b) whether postoperative glycemic variability was associated with MAEs after isolated cardiac valvular surgery...
November 17, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855472/sternal-resection-for-breast-cancer-metastases
#7
Stefan Sponholz, Natalie Baldes, Moritz Schirren, Selma Oguzhan, Henrik Menke, Joachim Schirren
Background Sternal infiltration of breast cancer (BC) is a rare but known phenomenon. Sternal resection for this cancer is not completely investigated. For this reason, the aim of this study was to examine long-term survival and prognosticators for prolonged survival of our patients after sternal resection. Also, morbidity and mortality were investigated. Materials and Methods We retrospectively analyzed our prospective database of 20 patients who underwent a sternum resection (partial/complete) for BC in our institution between 2003 and 2014...
November 17, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855470/14-year-results-of-bilateral-versus-single-internal-thoracic-artery-grafts-for-left-sided-myocardial-revascularization-in-young-diabetic-patients
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Brigitte Gansera, Alem Delalic, Edgar Eszlari, Walter Eichinger
Objectives Despite encouraging late outcomes, the use of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting for myocardial revascularization in diabetic patients remains controversial because of an increased risk of sternal wound complications. In the present study, early- and long-term outcomes of the use of left-sided BITA versus single internal thoracic artery (SITA) grafting in young (< 65 years of age) diabetic patients were reviewed retrospectively. Methods A total of 250 propensity score pair-matched diabetic patients, operated on between February 2000 and December 2011, receiving either BITA (n = 125) or SITA (n = 125) grafting were analyzed retrospectively...
November 17, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853697/primary-closure-of-a-sternal-cleft-in-a-neonate
#9
Shaal Ramdial, Desigan Pillay, Anil Madaree
A three day old neonate was referred to our department with a problem of a sternal cleft. Sternal clefts are often associated with a myriad of other abnormalities ranging from mild to severe. We present our experience with such a problem, and review the current literature concerning it.
September 2016: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853069/compression-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-due-to-straight-back-syndrome-clarified-by-low-dose-dual-source-computed-tomography
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Kohei Hasegawa, Tomofumi Takaya, Shumpei Mori, Tatsuro Ito, Sei Fujiwara, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Hiroyuki Shimoura, Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
A 23-year-old asymptomatic woman was referred to our hospital for further examination of a systolic ejection murmur with fixed splitting of the second heart sound auscultated at the third left sternal border. Initial echocardiography could not detect the cause. Subsequently performed low-dose computed tomography, however, ruled out the possibility of any congenital heart diseases, but revealed a markedly shortened anteroposterior diameter of the chest, which led us to a diagnosis of straight back syndrome. A vertically oriented "pancake" appearance of the heart, straight vertebral column, and compression of the right ventricular outflow tract were clearly demonstrated on the reconstructed images...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852642/percutaneous-ct-guided-sternal-biopsy-factors-affecting-the-diagnostic-yield
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Yoonah Song, Jong Won Kwon
BACKGROUND: Sternal lesions are occasionally seen in clinical practice and their diagnosis can be important, especially for oncologic patients. However, percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy of sternal lesions is rarely performed. PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic yield of percutaneous CT-guided sternal biopsies and to analyze the factors that affect diagnostic yield. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 34 patients who underwent CT-guided sternal biopsy was carried out at a single institution...
November 16, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847025/two-cases-of-sternal-osteomyelitis-due-to-mycobacterium-africanum-a-casual-or-causal-association
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Jessica Mencarini, Sara Veloci, Maria Tullia Simonetti, Antonio Carocci, Massimo Meli, Enrico Tortoli, Gian Maria Rossolini, Alessandro Bartoloni, Filippo Bartalesi
The sternal localization of bone and joint tuberculosis (TB) is rare, has an insidious clinical presentation, and usually affects young adults living in endemic areas. Mycobacterium africanum causes a relevant proportion of human TB in West Africa and in migrants from endemic countries. Here, we report two cases of sternal osteomyelitis due to M. africanum in migrants.
September 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833326/incidental-finding-of-sternal-cleft-on-technetium-99m-methylene-diphosphonate-bone-scan-appearing-as-a-necklace
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Madhuri Shimpi Mahajan, Sudeshna Maitra, Natasha Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832187/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery-in-infants-and-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
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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/27825689/safety-and-effectiveness-of-cadaveric-allograft-sternochondral-replacement-after-sternectomy-a-new-tool-for-the-reconstruction-of-anterior-chest-wall
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Giuseppe Marulli, Andrea Dell'amore, Francesca Calabrese, Marco Schiavon, Niccolò Daddi, Giampiero Dolci, Franco Stella, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision with wide margins, prevention of respiratory impairment, and protection of surrounding organs are primary goals in resection and reconstruction of the chest wall. We describe our experience of the use of cadaveric cryopreserved sternal allograft. METHODS: Eighteen patients underwent surgery. Indications for sternectomy were sternal metastases (n = 9), primary chondrosarcoma (n = 4), sternal dehiscence (n = 2), soft tissue sarcoma (n = 1), malignant solitary fibrous tumor (n = 1), and direct involvement of thymic carcinoma (n = 1)...
November 5, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817779/-identification-of-a-novel-jag1-mutation-in-a-family-affected-by-alagille-syndrome
#16
Ying Cheng, Shu-Tao Zhao, Li Guo, Mei Deng, Qing Zhou, Yuan-Zong Song
Alagille syndrome (ALGS) is an autosomal dominant disorder which is mainly caused by JAG1 gene mutation and can affect multiple systems including the liver, heart, eyes, skeleton and face. This paper reports the clinical and genetic features of an ALGS patient. A 2-year-and-9-month-old boy was referred to the hospital with the complaint of abnormal liver function and heart murmur discovered over two years. Jaundice of the skin and sclera was not observed. The child had a prominent forehead, left esotropia, depressed nasal bridge and micromandible...
November 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811809/a-new-species-of-caligus-m%C3%A3-ller-1785-copepoda-siphonostomatoida-caligidae-from-coral-reef-plankton-in-the-mexican-caribbean
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Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Rebeca Gasca
During a survey of the zooplankton community of a protected reef system on the southern coast of the Mexican Caribbean, many female and male specimens of an undescribed species of Caligus Müller, 1785 were collected. The new species closely resembles C. wilsoni Delamare Deboutteville & Nunez-Ruivo, 1958 and C. belones (Krøyer, 1863) and has affinities with C. balistae Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 and C. longipedis Bassett-Smith, 1898, all known from the Caribbean Sea and adjacent waters of the north-western Atlantic Ocean...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810167/comparative-clinical-outcomes-after-thymectomy-for-myasthenia-gravis-thoracoscopic-versus-trans-sternal-approach
#18
Sophon Siwachat, Apichat Tantraworasin, Worakitti Lapisatepun, Chidchanok Ruengorn, Emanuela Taioli, Somcharoen Saeteng
BACKGROUND: Thymectomy is an effective treatment option for long-term remission of myasthenia gravis. The superiority of the trans-sternal and thoracoscopic surgical approaches is still being debated. The aims of this study are to compare postoperative outcomes and neurologic outcomes between the two approaches and to identify prognostic factors for complete stable remission (CSR). METHODS: Myasthenia gravis patients who underwent thymectomy with trans-sternal or thoracoscopic approach in MahaRaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand between January1, 2006 and December 31, 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 1, 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806560/topical-vasodilator-response-is-significantly-higher-in-skeletonized-internal-mammary-artery
#19
Nida Butt, Sarah Hamid, Mujtaba Hussain, Ali Alam, Hala Soomro, Tahreem Ahmad, Madiha Ahmed, Ekta Golani, Janta Devi Ukrani, Faisal Iftikhar, Rehmat Tufail, Maha Begg, Samar Saleem, Ayyaz Alam Sultan, Rohail Jameel, Waqas Shahnawaz, Zohaib Farrukh, Asadullah Khan
AIM: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is the gold standard for the treatment of multi-vessel and left main coronary artery disease. However, there is considerable debate that whether left internal mammary artery (IMA) should be taken as pedicled or skeletonized. This study was conducted to assess the difference in blood flow after application of topical vasodilator in skeletonized and pedicled IMA. METHODS: In this study, each patient underwent either skeletonized (n=25) or pedicled IMA harvesting (n=25)...
September 28, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805443/use-of-manual-alveolar-recruitment-maneuvers-to-eliminate-atelectasis-artifacts-identified-during-thoracic-computed-tomography-of-healthy-neonatal-foals
#20
Kara M Lascola, Stuart C Clark-Price, Stephen K Joslyn, Mark A Mitchell, Robert T O'Brien, Susan K Hartman, Kevin H Kline
OBJECTIVE To evaluate use of single manual alveolar recruitment maneuvers (ARMs) to eliminate atelectasis during CT of anesthetized foals. ANIMALS 6 neonatal Standardbred foals. PROCEDURES Thoracic CT was performed on spontaneously breathing anesthetized foals positioned in sternal (n = 3) or dorsal (3) recumbency when foals were 24 to 36 hours old (time 1), 4 days old (time 2), 7 days old (time 3), and 10 days old (time 4). The CT images were collected without ARMs (all times) and during ARMs with an internal airway pressure of 10, 20, and 30 cm H2O (times 2 and 3)...
November 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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