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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088600/development-and-validation-of-a-methodology-to-reduce-mortality-using-the-veterans-administration-surgical-quality-improvement-program-risk-calculator
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Deborah S Keller, Donald Kroll, Harry T Papaconstantinou, C Neal Ellis
BACKGROUND: To identify patients with a high risk of 30 day mortality after elective surgery that may benefit from referral for tertiary care, an institution-specific process using the Veterans Administration Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP) Risk Calculator was developed. The goal was to develop and validate the methodology. Our hypothesis was the process could optimize referrals and reduce mortality. STUDY DESIGN: A VASQIP risk score was calculated for all patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery at a single Veteran's Administration (VA) facility...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077532/modern-hydroxyethyl-starch-and-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort
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M Vives, R Callejas, P Duque, G Echarri, D N Wijeysundera, A Hernandez, A Sabate, M Bes-Rastrollo, P Monedero
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have shown hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. It is uncertain whether these adverse effects also affect surgical patients. We sought to determine the renal safety of modern tetrastarch (6% HES 130/0.4) use in cardiac surgical patients. METHODS: In this multicentre prospective cohort study, 1058 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 15th September 2012 to 15th December 2012 were recruited in 23 Spanish hospitals...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074792/remifentanil-prevents-increases-of-blood-glucose-and-lactate-levels-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Tomohiro Chaki, Yuko Nawa, Keishi Tamashiro, Eri Mizuno, Naoyuki Hirata, Michiaki Yamakage
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) can cause stress response that increases levels of cytokine and catecholamine in plasma, resulting in hyperglycemia. In adults, it has been demonstrated that remifentanil infusion during CPB could prevent increases of cytokine, catecholamine, and blood glucose levels, but such effects of remifentanil in children have not been elucidated. AIM: In this study, we investigated the preventive effects of remifentanil on blood glucose and lactate levels during CPB in children...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074771/-practical-management-of-troponin-screening-after-non-cardiac-surgery
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Christian Sahlholt Meyhoff, Dan Isbye, Benedikte Møhl Halle, Søren Pedersen, Theis Skovsgaard Itenov, Mustafa Taskiran, Ismail Gögenur
Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Routine troponin screening is necessary to identify patients with MINS. Although some evidence indicates benefit with aspirin and statin therapy in these patients, a number of clinical considerations must be done in the practical management of MINS. This article describes current experience with identification and treatment in Denmark of patients with MINS.
January 2, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073987/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-thoracic-surgery
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Kevin J Walsh, Kay See Tan, Hao Zhang, David Amar
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) occurs frequently in patients after noncardiac thoracic surgery and has been associated with increased morbidity and risk of stroke. Recent studies have shown conflicting results on the role of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and its association with the development of POAF after cardiac surgery. Our goal was to determine whether an association exists between NLR and the incidence of POAF after non-cardiac thoracic surgery. METHODS: Using a database of 259 consecutive patients age 60 or older who had anatomic lung resection or oesophagectomy for oncologic resection, we compared preoperative, postanaesthesia care unit and postoperative day 1 NLR between patients who did and did not develop POAF during their hospitalization using Fisher's exact test or logistic regression...
January 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072934/aetiology-of-preoperative-anaemia-in-patients-undergoing-elective-cardiac-surgery-the-challenge-of-pillar-one-of-patient-blood-management
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J Abraham, R Sinha, K Robinson, V Scotland, D Cardone
Preoperative anaemia is common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Whilst there is a strong association with increased morbidity and mortality, it is currently unclear whether treatment of anaemia leads to patient benefit. This retrospective study aimed to determine the aetiology of preoperative anaemia in a cohort of patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery over two years at a tertiary hospital. Laboratory data obtained at the preoperative assessment clinic visit were assessed to stratify patients into four groups-iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), possible IDA, anaemia of chronic disease (ACD) and non-anaemic patients with low ferritin according to the 'Preoperative haemoglobin assessment and optimisation template' of the Australian Patient Blood Management (PBM) Guidelines...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070911/effects-of-exercise-training-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-skeletal-muscle-and-heart-of-rats-post-myocardial-infarction
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Heow Won Lee, Monir Ahmad, Hong-Wei Wang, Frans H H Leenen
Exercise training post myocardial infarction (MI) attenuates progressive left ventricle (LV) remodeling and dysfunction, but the peripheral stimuli induced by exercise which trigger these beneficial effects are still unclear. We investigated as possible mediators fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the skeletal muscle and heart. Male Wistar rats underwent either sham surgery or ligation of left descending coronary artery, and surviving MI rats were allocated to either sedentary (Sed-MI) or exercise group (ExT-MI)...
January 9, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069624/external-validation-of-the-revised-cardiac-risk-index-and-update-of-its-renal-variable-to-predict-30-day-risk-of-major-cardiac-complications-after-non-cardiac-surgery-rationale-and-plan-for-analyses-of-the-vision-study
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Pavel S Roshanov, Michael Walsh, P J Devereaux, S Danielle MacNeil, Ngan N Lam, Ainslie M Hildebrand, Rey R Acedillo, Marko Mrkobrada, Clara K Chow, Vincent W Lee, Lehana Thabane, Amit X Garg
INTRODUCTION: The Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) is a popular classification system to estimate patients' risk of postoperative cardiac complications based on preoperative risk factors. Renal impairment, defined as serum creatinine >2.0 mg/dL (177 µmol/L), is a component of the RCRI. The estimated glomerular filtration rate has become accepted as a more accurate indicator of renal function. We will externally validate the RCRI in a modern cohort of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery and update its renal component...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068288/monitoring-of-breath-vocs-and-electrical-impedance-tomography-under-pulmonary-recruitment-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Beate Brock, Svend Kamysek, Josephine Silz, Phillip Trefz, Jochen K Schubert, Wolfram Miekisch
Analysis of exhaled VOCs can provide information on physiology, metabolic processes, oxidative stress and lung diseases. In critically ill patients, VOC analysis may be used to gain complimentary information beyond global clinical parameters. This seems especially attractive in mechanically ventilated patients frequently suffering from impairment of gas exchange. This study was intended to assess (a) the effects of recruitment maneuvers onto VOC profiles, (b) the correlations between electrical impedance tomography (EIT) data and VOC profiles and (c) the effects of recruitment onto distribution of ventilation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066609/association-between-post-sternotomy-tracheostomy-and-deep-sternal-wound-infection-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yi-Chin Tsai, Kevin Phan, Andrie Stroebel, Livia Williams, Lisa Nicotra, Lesley Drake, Elizabeth Ryan, James McGree, Peter Tesar, Kiran Shekar
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy has traditionally been used as a means of facilitated mechanical ventilation in patients requiring respiratory management following cardiac surgery. However in the clinical setting, the advantages of tracheostomy has been questioned by concerns surrounding evidence of its association with increased risk of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI). The present study sought to evaluate retrospectively our experience with post-sternotomy tracheostomy among cardiac surgery patients and association with DSWI...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062267/constrictive-pericarditis-a-practical-clinical-approach
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REVIEW
William R Miranda, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0.4% of patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had pericardial trauma or inflammation due to a variety of etiologies. Despite its poor prognosis if untreated, CP is a potentially curable disease and surgical pericardiectomy can now be performed at low perioperative mortality in tertiary centers with surgical expertise in pericardial diseases...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061869/clinical-and-microbiologic-characteristics-of-cefotaxime-non-susceptible-enterobacteriaceae-bacteremia-a-case-control-study
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Taro Noguchi, Yasufumi Matsumura, Masaki Yamamoto, Miki Nagao, Shunji Takakura, Satoshi Ichiyama
BACKGROUND: Cefotaxime plays an important role in the treatment of patients with bacteremia due to Enterobacteriaceae, although cefotaxime resistance is reported to be increasing in association with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and AmpC β-lactamase (AmpC). METHODS: We conducted a case-control study in a Japanese university hospital between 2011 and 2012. We assessed the risk factors and clinical outcomes of bacteremia due to cefotaxime-non-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae (CTXNS-En) and analyzed the resistance mechanisms...
January 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052866/renal-denervation-in-male-rats-with-heart-failure-improves-ventricular-sympathetic-nerve-innervation-and-function
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Maximilian Ichabod Pinkham, Michael T Loftus, Satya Amirapu, Sarah-Jane Guild, Gina Quill, William R Woodward, Beth A Habecker, Carolyn J Barrett
Heart failure is characterized by the loss of sympathetic innervation to the ventricles, contributing to impaired cardiac function and arrhythmogenesis. We hypothesized that renal denervation (RDx) would reverse this loss. Male Wistar rats underwent myocardial infarction (MI) or sham surgery and progressed into heart failure for four weeks before receiving bilateral RDx or sham RDx. After a further three weeks, left ventricular (LV) function was assessed and ventricular sympathetic nerve fibre density determined via histology...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044331/cerebral-oximetry-and-its-role-in-adult-cardiac-non-cardiac-surgery-and-resuscitation-from-cardiac-arrest
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REVIEW
D W Green, G Kunst
Monitors using near-infra red spectroscopy to assess cerebral oxygenation levels non-invasively in discrete areas of the brain have been used clinically for over 20 years. Interest has intensified recently, especially during cardiac surgery, and there are now five commercially available devices. Despite the attraction of being able to measure oxygen supply/demand in such a critical area, there has been only limited uptake of this technology in overall clinical anaesthetic practice. This narrative review aims to explore not only the rationale for using this technology but also the factors which have restricted its more widespread use...
January 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043204/safety-of-gelatin-solutions-for-the-priming-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Idris Ghijselings, Dirk Himpe, Steffen Rex
This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the safety of gelatin versus hydroxyethyl starches (HES) and crystalloids when used for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)-priming in cardiac surgery. MEDLINE (Pubmed), Embase and CENTRAL were searched. We included only randomized, controlled trials comparing CPB-priming with gelatin with either crystalloids or HES-solutions of the newest generation. The primary endpoint was the blood loss during the first 24 hours. Secondary outcomes included perioperative transfusion requirements, postoperative kidney function, postoperative ventilation times and length of stay on the intensive care unit...
December 1, 2016: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039511/increased-morbidity-and-mortality-in-cardiac-patients-undergoing-fundoplication
#16
Heather L Short, Curtis Travers, Courtney McCracken, Mark L Wulkan, Matthew S Clifton, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: Infants with congenital cardiac disease (CCD) often require gastrostomy tube placement (GT) and need antireflux procedures, such as fundoplications. Our purpose was to compare morbidity/mortality rates among infants with CCD undergoing GT, fundoplication, or both. METHODS: Using the NSQIP-Pediatric, we identified 4070 patients <1-year-old who underwent GT and/or fundoplication from 2012 to 2014. 2346 infants (58%) had CCD categorized as minor, major or severe...
December 30, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035297/public-perception-of-the-concentration-of-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-surgery-to-metropolitan-hospitals
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Young-Hoon Lee, Kun Sei Lee, Hyo Seon Jeong, Hye Mi Ahn, Gyung-Jae Oh
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the perception of the general public regarding the concentration to metropolitan, hospitals of cardiac and cerebrovascular surgeries, and the perceived public need for government policies to resolve this issue. METHODS: A total of 800 participants were recruited for our telephone interview survey. Quota sampling was performed, adjusting for age and sex, to select by various geographic regions. Sampling with random digit dialing was performed; we called the randomly generated telephone numbers and made three attempts for non-responders before moving on to a different telephone number...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031149/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-a-careful-symptom-evaluation-and-high-sensitive-troponin-in-patients-with-suspected-stable-angina-pectoris-without-prior-cardiovascular-disease
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Debbie M Madsen, Axel C P Diederichsen, Susanne E Hosbond, Oke Gerke, Hans Mickley
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Typical angina pectoris (AP) and high-sensitive troponin I (hs-TnI) are independently associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and future cardiovascular events (CVE). This study aimed to assess the individual and combined diagnostic and prognostic impact of symptoms and hs-TnI in stable chest pain patients without prior cardiovascular disease. METHODS: During a one-year period, 487 patients with suspected stable AP underwent invasive or CT-coronary angiography (significant stenosis ≥50%)...
November 28, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009965/chordal-shortening-for-anterior-mitral-leaflet-prolapse-and-the-maze-procedure-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Jong Hun Kim, Kyung Hwa Kim, Jong Bum Choi, Ja Hong Kuh
Letter to the Editor We read with great interest the report by Inoue et al. (Cusp-level chordal shortening for non-rheumatic mitralanterior leaflet prolapse in a patient with persistent atrial fibrillation. J Heart Valve Dis 2015;24:586-589) that described their mitral valve repair technique for anterior leaflet prolapse (ALP) and perioperative adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy for preventing the recurrence of atrial fibrillation after the maze procedure. Latent recurrence of atrial fibrillation after the maze procedure is caused by many factors...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007064/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-public-reporting-initiative
#20
REVIEW
Jeffrey P Jacobs
Three basic principles provide the rationale for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) public reporting initiative: (1) Variation in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes exist. (2) Patients and their families have the right to know the outcomes of the treatments that they will receive. (3). It is our professional responsibility to share this information with them in a format they can understand. The STS CHSD public reporting initiative facilitates the voluntary transparent public reporting of congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes using the STS CHSD Mortality Risk Model...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
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