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#1
Jose Rozado, Maria Martin, Isaac Pascual, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Cesar Moris
The aortic disease comprises a group of different pathologies of high prevalence, seriousness and ever changing by the medical and surgical investigations. Therefore cardiovascular scientific societies in USA, Europe and Asia have created Task Force on practice guidelines (PG) to develop, update and revise PG for aortic diseases. These documents issue recommendations on the diagnosis and management of different aortic diseases. The three societies agree on the recommendations about diagnostic tests and on the value of computed tomography and magnetic resonance as the main tools for the diagnosis and follow-up of aortic disease...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608183/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic
#2
Manesh R Patel, John H Calhoon, Gregory J Dehmer, James Aaron Grantham, Thomas M Maddox, David J Maron, Peter K Smith
The American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and American Association for Thoracic Surgery, along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, have completed a 2-part revision of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization. In prior coronary revascularization AUC documents, indications for revascularization in acute coronary syndromes and stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) were combined into 1 document. To address the expanding clinical indications for coronary revascularization, and to align the subject matter with the most current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, the new AUC for coronary artery revascularization were separated into 2 documents addressing SIHD and acute coronary syndromes individually...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265967/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2016-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery
#3
Manesh R Patel, John H Calhoon, Gregory J Dehmer, James Aaron Grantham, Thomas M Maddox, David J Maron, Peter K Smith
The American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and American Association for Thoracic Surgery, along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, have completed a 2-part revision of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization. In prior coronary revascularization AUC documents, indications for revascularization in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stable ischemic heart disease were combined into 1 document. To address the expanding clinical indications for coronary revascularization, and in an effort to align the subject matter with the most current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, the new AUC for coronary artery revascularization were separated into 2 documents addressing ACS and stable ischemic heart disease individually...
April 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040756/current-practices-in-the-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusions-a-survey-among-members-of-the-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons
#4
Marco Scarci, Edward Caruana, Luca Bertolaccini, Benedetta Bedetti, Alessandro Brunelli, Gonzalo Varela, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Jaroslaw Kuzdzal, Gilbert Massard, Enrico Ruffini, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Isabelle Opitz, Hasan Batirel, Alper Toker, Gaetano Rocco
Objectives: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) commonly complicates advanced malignancy and their exact management is still undefined. We undertook a survey to determine the current practice among members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). Methods: A cross-sectional survey focused on the current practice of management of MPE was developed by the authors. The questions were outlined after a review of the literature and circulated in an Internet-based survey format...
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007240/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
#5
REVIEW
Vinay Badhwar, J Scott Rankin, Ralph J Damiano, A Marc Gillinov, Faisal G Bakaeen, James R Edgerton, Jonathan M Philpott, Patrick M McCarthy, Steven F Bolling, Harold G Roberts, Vinod H Thourani, Rakesh M Suri, Richard J Shemin, Scott Firestone, Niv Ad
Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant mitral operations to restore sinus rhythm. (Class I, Level A) Surgical ablation for AF can be performed without additional operative risk of mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant isolated aortic valve replacement, isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and aortic valve replacement plus coronary artery bypass graft operations to restore sinus rhythm...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854541/what-exactly-is-a-centrally-located-lung-tumor-results-of-an-online-survey
#6
Roberto F Casal, Macarena R Vial, Russell Miller, Lakshmi Mudambi, Horiana B Grosu, George A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez, Rodolfo C Morice, Lorraine Cornwell, David Ost
RATIONALE: Accurate mediastinal staging is a cornerstone in the management of patients with lung cancer. For patients with radiographically normal mediastinum, current lung cancer guidelines recommend invasive mediastinal staging when tumors are centrally located. However, definitions of central tumors are nonspecific, and there are discrepancies among guidelines (e.g., some use the inner one-third of the hemithorax, whereas others use the inner two-thirds). OBJECTIVES: To describe the definitions of central tumors used by pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons in their practices...
January 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759360/a-relook-of-cefuroxime-in-community-infections-an-option-still-beneficial
#7
V R Badhwar, S Ganapathy, P P Prabhudesai, N K Tulara, A Y Varaiya, D Vyas
In community and family practice, infections are a common OPD presentation. In the management of common bacterial infections seen in community especially RTI, UTI, SSTI; cefuroxime a second generation cephalosporin with a broad spectrum of activity can be used for empirical treatment. To know current place of cefuroxime in the management of infections, physicians, surgeons, microbiologist, chest physician, gynecologist and pediatrician came together to discuss and debate their experience with cefuroxime and its place in today's world...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645969/perceval-sutureless-valve-dysfunction-caused-by-valvular-thrombosis
#8
Andreas Vötsch, Wolfgang Weihs, Martin Asslaber, Otto Dapunt
Until now, to our knowledge no case of bioprosthetic valvular thrombosis after implantation of the sutureless Sorin Perceval valve has been reported. Although sutureless aortic valve replacement has become a powerful tool in our daily practice, recent guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association do not give specific recommendations on postoperative anticoagulation therapy. We report the first case of valve dysfunction resulting from thrombosis 12 months after implantation with a possible link to postoperative cortisole therapy...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533913/pain-management-for-blunt-thoracic-trauma-a-joint-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-and-trauma-anesthesiology-society
#9
REVIEW
Samuel Michael Galvagno, Charles E Smith, Albert J Varon, Erik A Hasenboehler, Shahnaz Sultan, Gregory Shaefer, Kathleen B To, Adam D Fox, Darrell E R Alley, Michael Ditillo, Bellal A Joseph, Bryce R H Robinson, Elliot R Haut
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic trauma is the second most prevalent nonintentional injury in the United States and is associated with significant morbidity. Analgesia for blunt thoracic trauma was first addressed by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) with a practice management guideline published in 2005. Since that time, it was hypothesized that there have been advances in the analgesic management for blunt thoracic trauma. As a result, updated guidelines for this topic using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) framework recently adopted by EAST are presented...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27354068/comparison-of-contemporary-preoperative-risk-models-at-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-after-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Shao-Wei Chen, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Pei-Chun Fan, Yung-Chang Chen, Pao-Hsien Chu, Tien-Hsing Chen, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Su-Wei Chang, Pyng-Jing Lin, Feng-Chun Tsai
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with short-term and long-term adverse outcomes. The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE), EuroSCORE II, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score and Age, Creatinine and Ejection Fraction (ACEF) score, have been widely used for predicting the operative risk of cardiac surgery. The aim of this study is to investigate the discriminant ability among current available models in predicting postoperative AKI...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132702/variation-in-warfarin-use-at-hospital-discharge-after-isolated-bioprosthetic-mitral-valve-replacement-an-analysis-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-adult-cardiac-surgery-database
#11
Thomas A Schwann, Robert H Habib, Rakesh M Suri, J Matthew Brennan, Xia He, Vinod H Thourani, Milo Engoren, Gorav Ailawadi, Brian R Englum, Mark R Bonnell, James S Gammie
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation with warfarin following bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (BMVR) is recommended by multiple practice guidelines. We assessed practice variability and patient characteristics associated with warfarin prescription following BMVR. METHODS: We analyzed 7,637 patients in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database (January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011) who were discharged following isolated primary nonemergent BMVR. Patients requiring preoperative warfarin, those with preoperative atrial fibrillation, or those with a contraindication to warfarin were excluded...
September 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27021033/variation-in-pulmonary-resection-practices-between-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-and-the-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-general-thoracic-surgery-databases
#12
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Christopher W Seder, Michele Salati, Benjamin D Kozower, Cameron D Wright, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Alessandro Brunelli, Felix G Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines are created to reduce variation in care practices, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. There is currently no international consensus on best practices for pulmonary resection. Our aim was to evaluate variation in treatment patterns and outcomes for pulmonary resection by comparing The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS) general thoracic surgery databases (GTSDs). METHODS: An international collaboration was established between the STS and ESTS GTSD task forces...
June 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26995623/surgery-for-aortic-dilatation-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valves-a-statement-of-clarification-from-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines
#13
Loren F Hiratzka, Mark A Creager, Eric M Isselbacher, Lars G Svensson, Rick A Nishimura, Robert O Bonow, Robert A Guyton, Thoralf M Sundt
Two guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and collaborating societies address the risk of aortic dissection in patients with bicuspid aortic valves and severe aortic enlargement: The "2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease" (J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55:e27-130) and the "2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease" (J Am Coll Cardiol...
April 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26926941/injury-grade-is-a-predictor-of-aortic-related-death-among-patients-with-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
#14
Gerald R Fortuna, Alexa Perlick, Joseph J DuBose, Samuel S Leake, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, Charles C Miller, Anthony L Estrera, Ali Azizzadeh
OBJECTIVE: The current Society for Vascular Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines suggest urgent (<24 hours) thoracic endovascular aortic repair for grade (G) II to G IV blunt thoracic aortic injuries (BTAIs). The purpose of this study was to determine whether some patients may require more emergency treatment. METHODS: We reviewed imaging variables of prospectively collected BTAI patients between 1999 and 2014. We used computed tomographic angiography to classify BTAIs into four categories: G I, intimal tear; G II, intramural hematoma; G III, aortic pseudoaneurysm; and G IV, free rupture...
May 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26888677/does-surgical-correction-of-right-thoracic-scoliosis-in-syringomyelia-produce-outcomes-similar-to-those-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shifu Sha, Yong Qiu, Weixiang Sun, Xiao Han, Weiguo Zhu, Zezhang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines for deformity correction in patients with syringomyelia-associated scoliosis (SMS) remain ill defined. Although surgeons experienced in treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) are commonly called on to treat SMS, no study has directly compared the results of surgical treatment between patients with SMS and those with AIS. The present study was performed to compare the radiographic and clinical outcomes of posterior spinal fusion between patients with right-thoracic SMS and those with right-thoracic AIS...
February 17, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26816491/predicting-acute-kidney-injury-following-mitral-valve-repair
#16
Chih-Hsiang Chang, Cheng-Chia Lee, Shao-Wei Chen, Pei-Chun Fan, Yung-Chang Chen, Su-Wei Chang, Tien-Hsing Chen, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Pyng-Jing Lin, Feng-Chun Tsai
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is associated with short-term and long-term adverse outcomes. Novel biomarkers have been identified for the early detection of AKI; however, examining these in every patient who undergoes cardiac surgery is prohibitively expensive. Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and Age, Creatinine, and Ejection Fraction (ACEF) scores have been proven to predict mortality in bypass surgery. The aim of this study was to determine whether these scores can be used to predict AKI after mitral valve repair...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26810613/diagnosis-and-features-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
C D Russell, O Koch, I F Laurenson, D T O'Shea, R Sutherland, C L Mackintosh
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is defined as radiologically confirmed pneumonia occurring ≥48h after hospitalization, in non-intubated patients. Empirical treatment regimens use broad-spectrum antimicrobials. AIM: To evaluate the accuracy of the diagnosis of HAP and to describe the demographic and microbiological features of patients with HAP. METHODS: Medical and surgical inpatients receiving intravenous antimicrobials for a clinical diagnosis of HAP at a UK tertiary care hospital between April 2013 and 2014 were identified...
March 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26658475/surgery-for-aortic-dilatation-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valves-a-statement-of-clarification-from-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines
#18
Loren F Hiratzka, Mark A Creager, Eric M Isselbacher, Lars G Svensson, Rick A Nishimura, Robert O Bonow, Robert A Guyton, Thoralf M Sundt
Two guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and collaborating societies address the risk of aortic dissection in patients with bicuspid aortic valves and severe aortic enlargement: the "2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease" (J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;55:e27-130) and the "2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease" (J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;63:e57-185)...
February 16, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26637530/surgery-for-aortic-dilatation-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valves-a-statement-of-clarification-from-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines
#19
Loren F Hiratzka, Mark A Creager, Eric M Isselbacher, Lars G Svensson, Rick A Nishimura, Robert O Bonow, Robert A Guyton, Thoralf M Sundt, Jonathan L Halperin, Glenn N Levine, Jeffrey L Anderson, Nancy M Albert, Sana M Al-Khatib, Kim K Birtcher, Biykem Bozkurt, Ralph G Brindis, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Lesley H Curtis, Lee A Fleisher, Federico Gentile, Samuel Gidding, Mark A Hlatky, John Ikonomidis, José Joglar, Richard J Kovacs, E Magnus Ohman, Susan J Pressler, Frank W Sellke, Win-Kuang Shen, Duminda N Wijeysundera
Two guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and collaborating societies address the risk of aortic dissection in patients with bicuspid aortic valves and severe aortic enlargement: the "2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease" (Circulation. 2010;121:e266-e369) and the "2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease" (Circulation...
February 16, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26351333/treatment-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-endorsement-of-the-american-college-of-chest-physicians-guideline
#20
Charles M Rudin, Nofisat Ismaila, Christine L Hann, Narinder Malhotra, Benjamin Movsas, Kim Norris, M Catherine Pietanza, Suresh S Ramalingam, Andrew T Turrisi, Giuseppe Giaccone
PURPOSE: The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) produced an evidence-based guideline on treatment of patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Because of the relevance of this guideline to American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership, ASCO reviewed the guideline, applying a set of procedures and policies used to critically examine guidelines developed by other organizations. METHODS: The ACCP guideline on the treatment of SCLC was reviewed for developmental rigor by methodologists...
December 1, 2015: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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