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Douglas W Jones, Philip P Goodney, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Marc L Schermerhorn, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Jeanwan Kang, Jesse A Columbo, Bjoern D Suckow, David H Stone
OBJECTIVE: Performing lower extremity bypass (LEB) in actively smoking claudicants remains controversial. Whereas some surgeons advocate a strict nonoperative approach to active smokers, citing perceived inferior outcomes, others will proceed with surgical bypass if the patient is anatomically suited and medical management has failed. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of active smoking on LEB outcomes among claudicants. METHODS: All patients undergoing infrainguinal LEB for claudication in the Vascular Study Group of New England from 2003 to 2016 were analyzed...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Jesse Manunga, Timothy Sullivan, Ross Garberich, Peter Alden, Jason Alexander, Nedaa Skeik, Jessica Titus, Elliott Stephenson, Andrew Cragg
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (cAAAs) treated with open repair (OR) or fenestrated/branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F/B-EVAR) from a single center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with cAAAs treated electively by OR or F/B-EVAR between January 2010 and February 2017 was conducted. Demographics of the patients, cardiovascular risk factors, procedure time, number of vessels incorporated, radiation dose, estimated blood loss, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS), and hospital LOS were recorded...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Avital Hershkovitz, Corina Angel, Shai Brill, Ran Nissan
BACKGROUND: Anticholinergic (AC) drugs are associated with significant impairment in cognitive and physical function which may affect rehabilitation in older people. We aimed to evaluate whether AC burden is associated with rehabilitation achievement in post-acute hip-fractured patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study carried out in a post-acute geriatric rehabilitation center on 1019 hip-fractured patients admitted from January 2011 to October 2015. The Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale (ACB) was used to quantify the AC burden...
March 3, 2018: Drugs & Aging
Benedikt Mayr, Christian Firschke, Magdalena Erlebach, Sabine Bleiziffer, Markus Krane, Michael Joner, Ulf Herold, Christian Nöbauer, Rüdiger Lange, Marcus-André Deutsch
OBJECTIVES: Simultaneous surgical off-pump coronary revascularization and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) as a hybrid procedure may be a therapeutic option for patients with a TAVI indication who are not suitable for percutaneous coronary intervention and for patients who have an indication for combined surgical aortic valve implantation and coronary artery bypass grafting but present with a porcelain aorta. Early outcomes of these patients are analysed in this study. METHODS: From February 2011 to April 2017, hybrid TAVI/off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) was performed in 12 (60%) patients, hybrid TAVI/minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass in 6 (30%) patients and staged TAVI/OPCAB in 2 (10%) patients...
February 26, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Hiroto Kitahara, Mackenzie McCrorey, Brooke Patel, Sarah Nisivaco, Husam H Balkhy
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that women carry a higher risk of morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery. We investigated sex differences in risk factors and outcomes in our patients undergoing robotic beating heart connector totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass. METHODS: From July 2013 to April 2017, patients undergoing connector totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass were reviewed. We compared the outcomes of men versus women...
February 15, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Yi Cao, Zhelong Jiang, Shaohu Wang, Haoyang Zhang, Yi Jiang, Lizhi Lv
The present study developed a novel laboratory-based algorithm to predict long-term survival rates in patients undergoing curative resection for solitary hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study included 426 patients with solitary HBV-related HCC who underwent surgery for primary tumors at a single center between 2003 and 2012. Demographic characteristics, laboratory analysis, clinical pathology and immunohistochemistry of topoisomerase II-a and Ki67 were analyzed. A simple prognostic risk calculator was developed using regression coefficients from multivariate models...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Rachael O Forsythe, Marc R Dweck, Olivia M B McBride, Alex T Vesey, Scott I Semple, Anoop S V Shah, Philip D Adamson, William A Wallace, Jakub Kaczynski, Weiyang Ho, Edwin J R van Beek, Calum D Gray, Alison Fletcher, Christophe Lucatelli, Aleksander Marin, Paul Burns, Andrew Tambyraja, Roderick T A Chalmers, Graeme Weir, Neil Mitchard, Adriana Tavares, Jennifer M J Robson, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (18 F-NaF) uptake is a marker of active vascular calcification associated with high-risk atherosclerotic plaque. OBJECTIVES: In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the authors assessed whether18 F-NaF positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) predicts AAA growth and clinical outcomes. METHODS: In prospective case-control (n = 20 per group) and longitudinal cohort (n = 72) studies, patients with AAA (aortic diameter >40 mm) and control subjects (aortic diameter <30 mm) underwent abdominal ultrasound,18 F-NaF PET-CT, CT angiography, and calcium scoring...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Anna Sannino, Molly Szerlip, Katherine Harrington, Gabriele G Schiattarella, Paul A Grayburn
Female gender has been linked to increased risk of adverse events after surgical aortic valve replacement; however, the evidence regarding the role of gender differences on clinical outcomes in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is still debated. This retrospective study included 910 consecutive patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent TAVI in 2 institutions from January 2012 to July 2016. The primary end point was all-cause mortality at 1 year after TAVI in women versus men...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Atsuhiro Senoo, Toshiro Kitagawa, Shinya Torimaki, Hideya Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Sentani, Shinya Takahashi, Yumiko Kubo, Wataru Yasui, Taijiro Sueda, Yasuki Kihara
The means by which epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) could influence coronary plaque progression biologically remain unclear. We investigated the association between the histological findings of EAT and coronary plaque characteristics assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). We enrolled 34 patients in whom one or more coronary plaques containing non-calcified components were detected on CCTA before cardiac surgery [coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or non-CABG]. We evaluated visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area, EAT volume, and coronary plaque characteristics including minimum computed tomography density (CTD) and vascular Remodeling Index (RI)...
January 31, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Marek Kowalski, Cornelia Deutsch, Steffen Hofmann, Norbert Franz, Michael Billion, Abbas Ferdosi, Peter Bramlage, Guram Imnadze, Henning Warnecke
Introduction: The "transfemoral (TF) first" approach to access route selection in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is popular; however, the risk of major vascular complications is substantial. The "best for TF" approach identifies only the patients with ideal anatomy for TF-TAVI, potentially minimizing complications. Aim: To characterize the outcomes of patients undergoing TAVI at a large-volume site that employs this approach. Material and methods: Patients who underwent TAVI at the Bad Rothenfelde Heart Centre between 2008 and 2016 were consecutively enrolled...
December 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Thomas F Whayne, Sibu P Saha
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Coronary artery event includes acute coronary syndrome (ACS), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Following such an event, risk of noncardiac surgery is increased. Of major concern is what can make this surgery safer? RECENT FINDINGS: High functional capacity improves cardiovascular (CV) risk; at least 4.0 metabolic equivalents (METs) on stress test are favorable. Risk scores can suggest need for further evaluation...
January 20, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Giuseppe Gatti, Laura Morra, Gianluca Castaldi, Luca Maschietto, Florida Gripshi, Enrico Fabris, Andrea Perkan, Bernardo Benussi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
OBJECTIVE: To support a rational use of preoperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 588 (mean age 68.5 ± 9.6 yr) consecutive patients who received IABP before cardiac surgery from 1999 to 2016. INTERVENTIONS: Coronary surgery was performed in 573 (97.4%) cases...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Yara Backes, Matthijs P Schwartz, Frank Ter Borg, Frank H J Wolfhagen, John N Groen, Wouter H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, Jeroen van Bergeijk, Joost M J Geesing, Bernhard W M Spanier, Paul Didden, Frank P Vleggaar, Miangela M Lacle, Sjoerd G Elias, Leon M G Moons
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the preresection accuracy of optical diagnosis of T1 colorectal cancer (CRC) in large non-pedunculated colorectal polyps (LNPCPs). DESIGN: In this multicentre prospective study, endoscopists predicted the histology during colonoscopy in consecutive patients with LNPCPs using a standardised procedure for optical assessment. The presence of morphological features assessed with white light, and vascular and surface pattern with narrow-band imaging (NBI) were recorded, together with the optical diagnosis, the confidence level of prediction and the recommended treatment...
January 3, 2018: Gut
José L Díaz-Gómez, Juan G Ripoll, Isabel Mira-Avendano, John E Moss, Gavin D Divertie, Ryan D Frank, Charles D Burger
OBJECTIVES: To describe the effect of implementing a contemporary perioperative pulmonary hypertension (PH)-targeted protocol in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) undergoing noncardiac surgery (NCS). METHODS: The data of consecutive patients with PAH diagnosed by right heart catheterization who underwent NCS between January 1, 2006 and February 9, 2016 were reviewed. Patient demographics, etiology of PAH, clinical features, diagnostic data, utilization of PH-specific medications, and trend of perioperative complications rate were recorded during the study period...
January 2018: Southern Medical Journal
Julius Pochhammer, Fridolin Tröster, Gunnar Blumenstock, Julienne Closset, Stefanie Lang, Marie-Pascale Weller, Michael Schäffer
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leakage (AL) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after colorectal surgery. Calcification of the arteries has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular events and can be reliably measured on computed tomography using software assistance. The aim of this prospective study was to prove the value of calcium scoring of the iliac arteries as a predictor of AL after rectal anastomosis. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent colorectal resection with rectal anastomosis were analyzed...
February 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Amarja Sachin Nagre, Nagesh Jambure
Background and Aims: Magnesium, a physiological antagonist of calcium and N-methyl-d-aspartate, has a role in the prevention of pain in patients undergoing surgery for peripheral vascular diseases with cardiac comorbidities such as ischaemic heart disease and coronary artery disease. The objective of our study was assessment of effects of epidural magnesium in cardiac patients undergoing vascular surgery. Methods: Sixty patients of either sex American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status III undergoing surgeries for peripheral vascular diseases were enrolled...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Ahmad Alkhalil, Shervin Golbari, David Song, Harveen Lamba, Anas Fares, Amer Alaiti, Salil Deo, Guilherme F Attizzani, Homam Ibrahim, Carlos E Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who are at intermediate and high risk for surgery. Commercial use of TAVR has expanded to patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). OBJECTIVES: Compare in-hospital outcomes of TAVR versus SAVR in ESRD patients requiring hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: ESRD patients on HD undergoing TAVR (n = 328) or SAVR (n = 697) between 2012 and 2014 were identified in the National Inpatient Sample (NIS)...
November 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Inês M Teixeira, Ana R Teles, José M Castro, Luís F Azevedo, Joana B Mourão
OBJECTIVE: POSSUM system is widely used and validated for 30-day mortality and morbidity prediction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of five POSSUM's equations (POSSUM, P-POSSUM, V-POSSUM, V-POSSUM physiology and V-POSSUM Cambridge) on predicting 30-day mortality and morbidity in elderly patients undergoing major elective vascular surgery. DESIGN: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: A study conducted at an University Hospital...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
W Brent Keeling, David H Tian, Brad G Leshnower, Satoshi Numata, G Chad Hughes, George Matalanis, Yutaka Okita, Tristan D Yan, Nicholas Kouchoukos, Edward P Chen
BACKGROUND: Total aortic arch replacement (TOTAL) is a complicated operation and has traditionally required deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. In this study, the impact of moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest (MHCA) and antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) for TOTAL were examined. METHODS: The ARCH International aortic database was queried and 3,265 patients undergoing TOTAL using ACP were identified. Patients were divided into groups based on lowest cooling temperature: MHCA (20° to 28°C) or deep hypothermia (DHCA) (12° to 20°C)...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Hui-Chuan Sun, Lu Xie, Xin-Rong Yang, Wei Li, Jian Yu, Xiao-Dong Zhu, Yong Xia, Ti Zhang, Yang Xu, Bo Hu, Li-Ping Du, Ling-Yao Zeng, Jian Ouyang, Wei Zhang, Tian-Qiang Song, Qiang Li, Ying-Hong Shi, Jian Zhou, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Qian Liu, Yi-Xue Li, Zhao-You Tang, Yu Shyr, Feng Shen, Jia Fan
BACKGROUND: For Chinese patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), surgical resection is the most important treatment to achieve long-term survival for patients with an early-stage tumor, and yet the prognosis after surgery is diverse. We aimed to construct a scoring system (Shanghai Score) for individualized prognosis estimation and adjuvant treatment evaluation. METHODS: A multivariate Cox proportional hazards model was constructed based on 4166 HCC patients undergoing resection during 2001-2008 at Zhongshan Hospital...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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