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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195969/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-among-postcardiac-surgery-patients-presenting-with-multiple-organ-failure
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Alexis Guillaume, Sébastien Pili-Floury, Sidney Chocron, Eric Delabrousse, Bénédicte De Parseval, Stephane Koch, Emmanuel Samain, Gilles Capellier, Gaël Piton
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a rare but severe complication after cardiac surgery. However, AMI is likely to be more frequent in the subgroup of patients presenting with multiple organ failure after a cardiac surgery. The primary objective of this study was to identify AMI risk factors among patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of all the patients requiring admission to two ICUs in a large university hospital after a cardiac surgery procedure...
March 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188590/pesticide-stress-on-plants-negatively-affects-parasitoid-fitness-through-a-bypass-of-their-phytophage-hosts
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Andries A Kampfraath, Daniel Giesen, Cornelis A M van Gestel, Cécile Le Lann
Pesticides taken up by plants from the soil or interstitial (pore) water can cascade to higher trophic levels, which are expected to be more affected due to cumulative bottom-up effects. Knowledge about the impact of indirect exposure to pesticides on non-target terrestrial trophic chains, however, is still lacking. Therefore, we examined the direct and indirect effects of three concentrations of the herbicide 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile (DCBN) and an insecticide with a similar molecular structure (1,4-dichlorobenzene, DCB) on the fitness traits of a tritrophic system: the wheat plant Triticum aestivum, the aphid Sitobion avenae and its specialist parasitoid Aphidius rhopalosiphi...
February 10, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165577/surgical-reconstruction-of-central-venous-obstruction-in-salvaging-upper-extremity-dialysis-accesses
#3
Jurabek Babadjanov, Rick Bernstein, Lee Kirksey
BACKGROUND: Central vein thrombosis or obstruction is a common complication associated with central venous catheters placed for intermittent hemodialysis. The reported outcomes of percutaneous catheter-based interventions reveal high rates of lesion recurrence with varying and frequently limited patency intervals. We present the case of open venous bypass in the treatment of catheter-associated chronic central vein occlusion. METHODS: We report a case of symptomatic arm swelling secondary to central vein stenosis and failed endovascular venous intervention treated by central vein bypass with prosthetic graft through median sternotomy...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162904/bilateral-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysms-at-the-subpetrosal-portion-with-unilateral-lower-cranial-nerve-palsies-review-and-consideration-of-surgical-strategy
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Kei Noguchi, Takachika Aoki, Rokudai Sakamoto, Kimihiko Orito, Yasuharu Takeuchi, Masaru Hirohata, Motohiro Morioka
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic bilateral extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms at the subpetrosal portion are extremely rare, and their treatment strategy remains unknown. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old man presented to our hospital with a 2-month history of sudden onset of hoarseness, dysarthria, and dysphagia. Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography, and computed tomography angiography revealed extracranial bilateral ICA aneurysms at the subpetrosal portion...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151868/impact-of-betablockers-on-general-and-local-outcome-in-patients-hospitalized-for-lower-extremity-peripheral-artery-disease-the-copart-registry
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Tristan Mirault, Alexandre Galloula, Jean-Pierre Cambou, Philippe Lacroix, Victor Aboyans, Carine Boulon, Joel Constans, Alessandra Bura-Riviere, Emmanuel Messas
Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one manifestation of atherosclerosis. Patients with PAD have an increased rate of mortality due to concurrent coronary artery disease and hypertension. Betablockers (BB) may, therefore, be prescribed, especially in case of heart failure. However, BB safety in PAD is controversial, because of presumed peripheral hemodynamic consequences of BB that could lead to worsening of symptoms in patients with PAD. In this context, we aimed to determine the impact of BB on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and amputation rate at 1 year after hospitalization for PAD from the COPART Registry population...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151866/acute-arterial-embolism-of-left-lower-extremity-caused-by-paradoxical-embolism-in-ebstein-s-anomaly-a-case-report
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Jun-Sheng Li, Jie Ma, Zi-Xing Yan, Dong-Ming Cheng, Liang Chang, Hai-Chun Zhang, Jiang-Yan Liu
INTRODUCTION: Ebstein's anomaly is a benign and stable congenital heart disease for asymptomatic patients. Despite a low incidence of Ebstein's anomaly (EA), patients' quality of life can be badly affected by EA without positive surgical intervention. Especially EA is associated with other congenital heart disease, such as the atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, and arterial embolism exclude other reasons, it is often considered to be the consequence of paradoxical embolism, and surgical intervention must be conducted...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149590/one-stage-hybrid-surgery-for-acute-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection-with-david-operation-aortic-arch-debranching-and-endovascular-graft-a-case-report
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Lulu Liu, Chaoyi Qin, Jianglong Hou, Da Zhu, Bengui Zhang, Hao Ma, Yingqiang Guo
Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection requires an extremely complex surgical strategy and presents high risk of complications. Although many different procedures were reported to treat this aortic dissection, high mortality rate and incidences of complications still exist. This study presents a 59-year-old lady with acute Stanford type A aortic dissection, which originated from the aortic root to proximal part of right external iliac artery and involved the brachiocephalic trunk, left carotid artery, celiac trunk, and left renal artery...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144067/stenting-of-critical-tracheal-stenosis-with-adjuvant-cardio-pulmonary-bypass
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Himanshu Bhardwaj, Ahmed Awab, Houssein A Youness, Brent Brown
Severe and critical central airway obstruction causing impaired ventilation and/or oxygenation can impose tremendous challenges on the interventional pulmonologist. Near total airway obstruction can rapidly evolve into potentially fatal complete airway occlusion during bronchoscopic airway manipulation under moderate sedation; as well as during the induction of the general anesthesia. Although there are currently interventional pulmonary procedures available to tackle the critical airway obstruction in extreme situations, cardio-pulmonary bypass should be considered prior to the intervention to maintain the adequate gas exchange during the procedure...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129260/long-term-outcomes-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-tevar-a-single-institution-s-11-year-experience
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Megan Brenner, William Teeter, Muhammad Hadhud, Melanie Hoehn, James O'Connor, Deborah Stein, Thomas Scalea
INTRODUCTION: TEVAR has largely replaced traditional open aortic repair for anatomically suitable lesions, however, long-term outcomes are unknown. METHODS: All patients who underwent TEVAR from December 2004-October 2015 at a single tertiary care institution were included. Demographics, injury pattern, operative details, outcomes, and surveillance were reviewed. Follow-up ranged from 2-132 months, and was obtained from clinic notes and imaging reports. RESULTS: A total of 88 patients underwent TEVAR; all suffered from blunt mechanisms, 72...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126175/risk-factors-for-30-day-unplanned-readmission-following-infrainguinal-endovascular-interventions
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Thomas C F Bodewes, Peter A Soden, Klaas H J Ultee, Sara L Zettervall, Alexander B Pothof, Sarah E Deery, Frans L Moll, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Unplanned hospital readmissions following surgical interventions are associated with adverse events and contribute to increasing health care costs. Despite numerous studies defining risk factors following lower extremity bypass surgery, evidence regarding readmission after endovascular interventions is limited. This study aimed to identify predictors of 30-day unplanned readmission following infrainguinal endovascular interventions. METHODS: We identified all patients undergoing an infrainguinal endovascular intervention in the targeted vascular module of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program between 2012 and 2014...
February 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123173/spontaneous-anterior-tibial-artery-avulsion-and-tibio-peroneal-trunk-transection-resulting-into-a-pseudoaneurysm-a-case-report
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Nabil A Al-Zoubi, Rami J Yaghan, Haitham A Qandeel, Tagleb D Mazahreh
BACKGROUND Popliteal fossa pseudoaneurysms as a result of trauma are not uncommon. However, spontaneous pseudoaneurysms as a result of non-traumatic rupture of posterior tibial artery (PTA), anterior tibial artery (ATA), or tibioperoneal trunk (TPT) artery segment are extremely rare. We report a case of spontaneous popliteal fossa pseudoaneurysm resulting from spontaneous avulsion of the ATA and transection of the TPT. Despite a thorough workup, no underlying associated disease was found. The extreme rarity of this disease presentation prompted us to report this case...
January 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122260/out-of-warburg-effect-an-effective-cancer-treatment-targeting-the-tumor-specific-metabolism-and-dysregulated-ph
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REVIEW
Laurent Schwartz, Thomas Seyfried, Khalid O Alfarouk, Jorgelindo Da Veiga Moreira, Stefano Fais
As stated by Otto Warburg nearly a century ago, cancer is a metabolic disease, a fermentation caused by malfunctioning mitochondria, resulting in increased anabolism and decreased catabolism. Treatment should, therefore, aim at restoring the energy yield. To decrease anabolism, glucose uptake should be reduced (ketogenic diet). To increase catabolism, the oxidative phosphorylation should be restored. Treatment with a combination of α-lipoic acid and hydroxycitrate has been shown to be effective in multiple animal models...
January 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110616/oncotic-pressure-and-paediatric-cardiopulmonary-bypass-establishing-baseline-data-for-complex-congenital-cardiac-surgery-and-its-relation-to-risk-stratification
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Richard Crook, Richard Issitt
OBJECTIVES: Colloid osmotic pressure (COP) is a major determinant of fluid shift in paediatric patients undergoing corrective surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, very few baseline data are available for those patients requiring surgery within the first few weeks and months of life. Our aim was to determine if our CHD population exhibited COP similar to that of other extremely ill subsets of patients and, if so, whether this related to risk stratification model scores...
January 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109967/subclavian-artery-disease-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Tisa Saha, Syed Yaseen Naqvi, Omar Abine Ayah, Daniel McCormick, Sheldon Goldberg
The diagnosis of brachiocephalic disease is often overlooked. Symptoms include arm claudication and vertebrobasilar insufficiency. In patients who have had the use of the internal mammary artery for coronary bypass surgery, the development of symptoms of myocardial ischemia should alert the clinician to the possibility of subclavian artery stenosis. Also, in patients who have had axillofemoral bypass, lower-extremity claudication may occur. Recognition involves physical examination and accurate noninvasive testing...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109395/hybrid-repair-of-ruptured-arch-aneurysm-without-sternotomy-through-an-unusual-extraanatomic-bypass
#15
Chung-Lin Tsai, Chih-Chun Yang, Takuya Fujikawa, Shih-Rong Hsieh
A 42-year-old man experienced a complex aortic arch aneurysm rupture. He had previously undergone an operation for type A dissection and had extremely poor cardiac performance as well as deep sternal infection after the first procedure. The conventional open repair was considered to be a high risk for this patient. We therefore performed an alternative hybrid aortic procedure. The supraarch vessels were perfused through an extraanatomic bypass from an unusual and remote route, namely, the abdominal aorta. Then, stent grafts were implanted in the previously replaced aortic prostheses to exclude the aortic aneurysm...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088603/hospital-readmissions-after-surgery-how-important-are-hospital-and-specialty-factors
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Robert H Hollis, Laura A Graham, Joshua S Richman, Melanie S Morris, Hillary J Mull, Tyler S Wahl, Edith Burns, Laurel A Copeland, Gordon L Telford, Amy K Rosen, Kamal F Itani, Jeffrey Whittle, Todd H Wagner, Mary T Hawn
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission rates after surgery may represent an overall hospital effect or a combination of specialty and patient effects. We hypothesized that hospital readmission rates for procedures within specialties were more strongly correlated than rates across specialties within the same hospital. STUDY DESIGN: For general, orthopedic, and vascular specialties at Veterans Affairs hospitals during 2008-2014, 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rates were estimated for six high-volume procedures and each specialty...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088126/severe-hypoalbuminemia-and-steatohepatitis-leading-to-death-in-a-young-vegetarian-female-8-months-after-mini-gastric-bypass-a-case-report
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Mohammad Kermansaravi, Mohammad Reza Abdolhosseini, Ali Kabir, Abdolreza Pazouki
BACKGROUND: Hypoalbuminemia is an important complication after Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) and is more frequent in vegetarians, diabetic nephropathy, and alcoholic and liver disease patients. The patients must be followed in regular intervals and serum albumin must be checked in every visit after MGB. Hypoalbuminemia must be prevented by good protein regimes. CASE SUMMARY: A 29 years old female was admitted 8 month after Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass with malaise, dyspnea, icter, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and edema of extremities from 2 weeks before admission...
December 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073665/predictive-ability-of-the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-system-after-first-time-lower-extremity-revascularizations
#18
Jeremy D Darling, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Raul J Guzman, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Hence J Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Wound, Ischemia and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system was proposed to predict 1-year amputation risk and potential benefit from revascularization. Our goal was to evaluate the predictive ability of this scale in a real-world selection of patients undergoing a first-time lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 1336 limbs underwent a first-time lower extremity revascularization for CLTI, of which 992 had sufficient data to classify all three WIfI components (wound, ischemia, and foot infection)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049511/prepancreatic-postduodenal-portal-vein-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Naeem Goussous, Steven C Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Prepancreatic postduodenal portal vein is extremely rare, with only 13 cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old white woman presented to our emergency department with abdominal pain. She underwent a computed tomography of her abdomen, which showed a portal vein coursing anterolaterally to her pancreas and posteriorly to the first portion of her duodenum, constituting a prepancreatic postduodenal portal vein. Imaging revealed choledocholithiasis, requiring endoscopic sphincterotomy, but due to a history of a gastric bypass procedure, she was lost to follow-up after being referred to an advanced endoscopist...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042555/lower-extremity-arterial-bypass-with-arm-vein-conduits-and-literature-review
#20
Dae-Joon Park, Yang-Jin Park, Kyoung Won Yoon, Seon-Hee Heo, Dong-Ik Kim, Young-Wook Kim
PURPOSE: The superiority of autogenous vein conduits is well known in lower extremity arterial bypass (LEAB). Among various alternative conduits for LEAB, long-term results of arm vein grafts were investigated in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical characteristics of 28 patients who underwent infrainguinal LEAB with autogenous arm vein grafts at a single institute between January 2003 and December 2015. All procedures were performed in the absence of adequate saphenous veins...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
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