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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230556/comparison-of-automated-methods-versus-the-american-burn-association-sepsis-definition-to-identify-sepsis-and-sepsis-with-organ-dysfunction-septic-shock-in-burn-injured-adults
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Megan A Rech, Michael J Mosier, Susan Zelisko, Giora Netzer, Elizabeth J Kovacs, Majid Afshar
To develop an algorithm to identify sepsis and sepsis with organ dysfunction/septic shock in burn-injured patients incorporating criteria from the American Burn Association sepsis definition that possesses good test characteristics compared with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9) codes and an algorithm previously validated in nonburn-injured septic patients (Martin et al method). This was a retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients admitted to the burn intensive care unit between January 2008 and March 2015...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229198/-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-what-have-we-achieved
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T Konrad, B A Hoffmann, T Rostock
The role of catheter ablation in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT) has evolved over the last two decades into an established treatment option. In patients with idiopathic VT catheter ablation is the gold standard treatment option with high effectiveness and low risk of complications. Due to the high risk of side effects the use of antiarrhythmic drugs is only indicated in exceptional cases. In patients with structural heart diseases, such as ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy, VT is the most frequent cause of death...
February 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225475/stretching-exercises-improve-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Michitaka Kato, Takashi Masuda, Michio Ogano, Kazuki Hotta, Hisato Takagi, Shinya Tanaka, Yumi Kamada, Ayako Akiyama, Daisuke Kamekawa, Ryosuke Shimizu, Minoru Tabata, Jun Tanabe, Takuya Umemoto
PURPOSE: Endurance training improves oxidative stress and vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, patients with CHF and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) often avoid endurance training for fear of ICD shock. Recent studies have reported that stretching exercises enhance antioxidant activity and improve vascular responses. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effects of 4 weeks of stretching exercises on oxidative stress and vascular endothelial function in patients with CHF with an ICD or CRT-D...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220279/longitudinal-changes-in-quality-of-life-following-icd-implant-and-the-impact-of-age-gender-and-icd-shocks-observations-from-the-intrinsic-rv-trial
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Rakesh Gopinathannair, Darin R Lerew, Natalie J Cross, Samuel F Sears, Scott Brown, Brian Olshansky
PURPOSE: ICDs can improve survival in at-risk patients but no consensus exists with respect to their impact on health-related quality of life (QOL). Moreover, the data are unclear on QOL benefits in specific patient subgroups. We sought to analyze, in the INTRINSIC RV ICD trial population, health-related QOL longitudinally following ICD implant and consider impact of age, gender, and ICD shocks on QOL by employing a global measure of health-related QOL. METHODS: One thousand five hundred thirty patients had an ICD implanted...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220241/-icd-in-elderly-patients
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Carsten W Israel
Treatment with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) represents a prognostic but not symptomatic therapy. It should therefore be restricted to patients where an improvement of prognosis is possible and reasonable. ICD implantation should only be performed in patients with a life expectancy of at least 1 year at reasonable quality of life. The decision in which patient improvement of prognosis is no longer a desirable target is problematic, both medically and ethically. It is not entirely clear in which elderly patient an ICD therapy can convey prognostic benefit despite comorbidity and competitive life-threatening diseases, as it is unclear how old age should be defined...
February 20, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219565/epicardial-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-a-2-month-old-infant
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Koichi Sughimoto, Yuta Tsuchida, Hidenori Hayashi, Shinzo Torii, Tadashi Kitamura, Tetsuya Horai, Kagami Miyaji
We describe the implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in a 2-month-old infant with frequent sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) refractory to antiarrhythmic agents. An epicardial ICD shock coil lead and pacing leads were placed, as was a cumbersome device console that was stored in a pocket between the left external and internal oblique muscles. These methods were safe and feasible even for such a small infant, and possible adverse events were avoided.
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217234/inappropriate-shocks-from-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-due-to-oversensing-during-periods-of-rate-related-bundle-branch-block
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Maria João Sousa, Tim Betts
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a novel technology with proven efficacy in sudden cardiac death prevention; however, there is a lack of long-term safety data. We describe the case of a 55-year-old female patient implanted with an S-ICD due to idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, who subsequently presented with inappropriate shocks leading to ventricular fibrillation that was successfully terminated by another shock. Inappropriate shocks were due to intermittent T wave oversensing during periods of rate-dependent right bundle branch block...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214483/systemic-thrombolysis-increases-hemorrhagic-stroke-risk-without-survival-benefit-compared-with-catheter-directed-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Nathan L Liang, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
BACKGROUND: Systemic thrombolysis (ST) and catheter-directed intervention (CDI) are both used in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), but the comparative outcomes of these two therapies remain unclear. The objective of this study was to compare short-term mortality and safety outcomes between the two treatments using a large national database. METHODS: Patients presenting with acute PE were identified in the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2009 to 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188473/outpatient-treatment-with-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-clinical-experience-in-two-dutch-centres
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A F B E Quast, V F van Dijk, A A M Wilde, R E Knops, L V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: The latest European Society of Cardiology Guidelines recommend consideration of a wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) for patients with a poor left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) who are at risk of sudden arrhythmic death but are not eligible for an implantable defibrillator. For these patients a WCD can be an alternative to long-term hospitalisation. PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of WCD therapy in these patient groups in two Dutch centres...
February 10, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185079/-a%C3%A2-life-saving-shock-from-a%C3%A2-subcutaneous-icd-during-skydiving
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Stefan Baumann, Susanne Roeger, Tobias Becher, Ibrahim Akin, Martin Borggrefe, Juergen Kuschyk
We report the case of a 38-year-old man who was implanted a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) and then performed a skydive from a height of 3000 m. During the jump, he lost consciousness due to ventricular fibrillation (VF). The S‑ICD detected the VF properly and successfully shocked the arrhythmia. Our illustrative case emphasizes the S‑ICD as an appropriate therapy in patient with life-threatening arrhythmias even under extreme conditions.
February 9, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176398/the-relationship-of-antitachycardia-pacing-versus-shock-in-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-population-and-the-risk-of-mortality-just-an-association
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EDITORIAL
Jonathan C Hsu, Kurt S Hoffmayer
The mortality benefit of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been shown for both primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death and in both ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients.(1-3) Although ICD shocks may be life-saving, avoiding shocks by attempting to terminate ventricular arrhythmias with anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) may be beneficial as shocks can cause patient discomfort and may themselves be associated with increased mortality.(4) This article is protected by copyright...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156008/a-device-histogram-based-simple-predictor-of-mortality-risk-in-icd-and-crt-d-patients-the-heart-rate-score
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Bruce L Wilkoff, Mark Richards, Arjun Sharma, Nicholas Wold, Paul Jones, David Perschbacher, Brian Olshansky
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized survival in cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization defibrillator (CRT-D) patients is predicted by baseline Heart rate Score. METHODS: Heart rate Score is determined from the atrial paced and sensed histogram of a DDD ICD or CRT-D, and defined as percent of beats in the histogram in the tallest 10 beat/minute range bin. It was calculated at initial remote monitoring for patients enrolled in LATITUDE® without persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), and with pulse generators implanted 2006-2011...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156007/acute-effects-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shocks-on-biomarkers-of-myocardial-injury-apoptosis-heart-failure-and-systemic-inflammation
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Jordan Brewster, Travis Sexton, Gary Dhaliwal, Richard Charnigo, Gustavo Morales, Kevin Parrott, Yousef Darrat, John Gurley, Susan Smyth, Claude S Elayi
BACKGROUND: ICD shocks are potentially associated with myocardial injury, altered hemodynamics, apoptosis and inflammatory signaling. Their precise cellular impact can be explored after defibrillation testing (DFT) via biomarkers. We evaluated changes in biomarkers after ICD shocks during DFT. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled outpatients presenting for first implantation of a cardiac device. Biomarkers indicative of myocardial injury, inflammation and apoptosis were measured before and after implantation, and compared between patients receiving DFT (DFT+) to those not (DFT-)...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154594/effectiveness-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-for-heart-failure-patients-according-to-ischemic-or-non-ischemic-etiology-in-korea
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Kyu-Hwan Park, Chan-Hee Lee, Byung Chun Jung, Yongkeun Cho, Myung Hwan Bae, Yoon-Nyun Kim, Hyoung-Seob Park, Seongwook Han, Young Soo Lee, Dae-Woo Hyun, Jun Kim, Dae Kyeong Kim, Tae-Jun Cha, Dong-Gu Shin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to describe clinical characteristics of patients with left ventriculars (LV) dysfunction and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and to evaluate the effect of ICD therapy on survival in Yeongnam province of Korea. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From a community-based device registry (9 centers, Yeongnam province, from November 1999 to September 2012), 146 patients with LV dysfunction and an ICD implanted for primary or secondary prophylaxis, were analyzed...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151483/colon-cancer-cell-treatment-with-rose-bengal-generates-a-protective-immune-response-via-immunogenic-cell-death
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Jianzhong Qin, Nicholas Kunda, Guilin Qiao, Jed F Calata, Krunal Pardiwala, Bellur S Prabhakar, Ajay V Maker
Immunotherapeutic approaches to manage patients with advanced gastrointestinal malignancies are desired; however, mechanisms to incite tumor-specific immune responses remain to be elucidated. Rose bengal (RB) is toxic at low concentrations to malignant cells and may induce damage-associated molecular patterns; therefore, we investigated its potential as an immunomodulator in colon cancer. Murine and human colon cancer lines were treated with RB (10% in saline/PV-10) for cell cycle, cell death, and apoptosis assays...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150095/risk-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-following-improvement-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators-implanted-for-primary-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Jayasree Pillarisetti, Rakesh Gopinathannair, Matthew J Haney, Bassem Abazid, Wasiq Rawasia, Madhu Yeruva Reddy, Niveditha Adabala, Sudharani Bommana, Martin Emert, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
PURPOSE: In patients who undergo implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) implantation for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD), data is unclear whether their ICD generator needs to be replaced at end of life if their left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) improves. Despite improvement in EF, the underlying scar may represent a potential substrate for ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS: Data on 280 patients who underwent ICD implantation for primary prevention of SCD was obtained from two centers...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133686/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-appropriate-therapy-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-patients-with-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Fatih M Uçar, Burak Açar
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether an inflammatory marker of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicts appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy (shock or anti tachycardia pacing) in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) patients. METHODS: We retrospectively examined IDC patients (mean age: 58.3 ± 11.8 years, 81.5% male) with ICD who admitted to outpatient clinic for pacemaker control at 2 tertiary care hospitals in Ankara and Edirne, Turkey from January 2013-2015...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128491/association-of-antitachycardia-pacing-or-shocks-with-survival-in-69-000-patients-with-an-implantable-defibrillator
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S Adam Strickberger, Robert Canby, Joshua Cooper, Mark Coppess, Rahul Doshi, Roy John, Allison T Connolly, Gregory Roberts, Edward Karst, Emile G Daoud
AIMS: Anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) is an effective treatment for ventricular tachycardia (VT) and can reduce the frequency of shocks in patients with an implantable defibrillator (ICD). The association between survival and ATP, as compared to a shock, has not been confirmed in a large patient population. This study aims to determine if patients with an ICD receiving ATP have lower mortality, as compared to those receiving shock. METHODS: 69,368 patients underwent ICD implantation between October 2008 and May 2013 and were enrolled in the remote-monitoring network Merlin...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116983/complications-associated-with-mortality-after-head-and-neck-surgery
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Carolyn L Mulvey, Jason A Brant, Andrés M Bur, Jinbo Chen, John P Fischer, Steven B Cannady, Jason G Newman
Objective To determine which complications, as defined by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database, correlate with 30-day mortality in surgery for malignancies of the head and neck. Study Design Retrospective review of prospectively collected national database. Setting NSQIP. Subjects and Methods NSQIP data from 2005 to 2014 were queried for ICD-9 codes head and neck malignancies. Multivariate logistic regression was used to examine the correlation of individual complications with 30-day mortality...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096098/avoiding-untimely-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-by-intensified-heart-failure-therapy-optimization-supported-by-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-the-prolong-study
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David Duncker, Thorben König, Stephan Hohmann, Johann Bauersachs, Christian Veltmann
BACKGROUND: Optimal timing of implantation of an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) after newly diagnosed heart failure is unclear given that late reverse remodelling may occur. We aimed to analyze left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after diagnosis of an LVEF ≤35% during optimization of heart failure drug therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred fifty-six patients with newly diagnosed LVEF ≤35% receiving a wearable cardioverter/defibrillator (WCD) were analyzed...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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