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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156450/current-indications-and-outcome-of-pulmonary-resections-of-tuberculosis-complications-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Mudasiru A Salami, Arinola A Sanusi, Victor O Adegboye
OBJECTIVES: To review the current indications and outcome of pulmonary resections for tuberculosis (TB) at the Cardiothoracic Surgery unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients who had lung resections from January 2014 to January 2017 was performed. Data obtained from medical records included demographics, presenting symptoms, indication for surgery, preoperative evaluation and preparation, operative procedure, post-operative complications and follow up...
November 16, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154418/measuring-non-polyaminated-lipocalin-2-for-cardiometabolic-risk-assessment
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Kangmin Yang, Han-Bing Deng, Andy W C Man, Erfei Song, Jialiang Zhang, Cuiting Luo, Bernard M Y Cheung, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Pia Søndergaard Jensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Atlanta G I M Elie, Paul M Vanhoutte, Aimin Xu, Jo G R De Mey, Yu Wang
AIMS: Lipocalin-2 is a pro-inflammatory molecule characterized by a highly diversified pattern of expression and structure-functional relationships. In vivo, this molecule exists as multiple variants due to post-translational modifications and/or protein-protein interactions. Lipocalin-2 is modified by polyamination, which enhances the clearance of this protein from the circulation and prevents its excessive accumulation in tissues. On the other hand, animal studies suggest that non-polyaminated lipocalin-2 (npLcn2) plays a causal role in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated medical complications...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153960/barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-implementation-of-an-evidence-based-electronic-minimum-dataset-for-nursing-team-leader-handover-a-descriptive-survey
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Amy J Spooner, Leanne M Aitken, Wendy Chaboyer
INTRODUCTION: There is widespread use of clinical information systems in intensive care units however, the evidence to support electronic handover is limited. OBJECTIVES: The study aim was to assess the barriers and facilitators to use of an electronic minimum dataset for nursing team leader shift-to-shift handover in the intensive care unit prior to its implementation. METHODS: The study was conducted in a 21-bed medical/surgical intensive care unit, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery at a tertiary referral hospital, in Queensland, Australia...
November 15, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150890/suspended-animation-the-past-present-and-future-of-major-cardiothoracic-trauma
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REVIEW
Syed Mohiyaddin, Prakash Nanjaiah, Ahmed O Saad, Metesh N Acharya, Tanveer A Khan, Rhodri H Davies, Saeed Ashraf
About 50% of the trauma victims die at the scene mostly because of exsanguinating haemorrhage. Most trials of resuscitation fail in face of the ongoing bleeding. Ongoing research/studies to save these victims by inducing rapid hypothermia using cardiopulmonary bypass as an emergency initial measure along with delayed resuscitation show improved outcomes. A comprehensive review of this research and analysis of studies showed that rapid induction of hypothermia within 5 min of cardiac arrest is associated with better survival and improved neurological outcome...
November 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146420/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-used-successfully-in-a-near-fatal-case-of-opioid-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Karen Greenberg, Benjamin Kohl
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) was first recognized during the 1960s. It is a distinct type of hypoxemic respiratory failure characterized by acute abnormality of both lungs. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is being increasingly used for patients with severe ARDS refractory to otherwise conventional management. A 29year old male arrived with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) status post presumed heroin overdose. He was administered Naloxone 2mg intravenously prior to arrival in the emergency department...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132888/the-cardiothoracic-surgical-trials-network-implications-for-clinical-practice
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EDITORIAL
Patrick T O'Gara, Thoralf M Sundt, Michael A Acker, Tirone E David, Robert E Michler, Michael A Borger, Gorav Ailawadi, Vinod H Thourani, A Marc Gillinov, Ralph J Damiano, Michael J Mack, Richard Lee, Eric A Rose, Timothy J Gardner, Marissa A Miller, Richard D Weisel, Annetine C Gelijns
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131449/mechanical-power-sheath-mediated-recanalization-and-lead-implantation-in-patients-with-venous-occlusion-technique-and-results
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Olivier A Witte, Ahmet Adiyaman, Marnix W van Bemmel, Jaap Jan J Smit, Abdul Ghani, Anand R Ramdat Misier, Arif Elvan, Peter Paul Hm Delnoy
INTRODUCTION: Chronic venous occlusion hampers lead revisions and upgrades in patients with a cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). This can make cardiothoracic surgery, venoplasty or contra-lateral implantation of leads with tunneling necessary. A technique using venous recanalization may be a preferred alternative. We assessed the efficacy and safety of this new technique. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2009-2016 all consecutive patients planned for lead revision or upgrade with known chronic venous occlusion were studied...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127129/heart-failure-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-mimicking-asthma-triggered-by-pneumonia
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Kenichi Tetsuhara, Satoshi Tsuji, Katsutoshi Nakano, Mitsuru Kubota
Heart failure is a rare cause of wheezing and may develop into a critical condition in children. Few cases report patients with heart failure, secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy, with high fever. A 23-month-old girl visited the emergency department with high fever, cough, first wheezing episode, chest retraction and tachycardia. The chest X-ray revealed consolidation on the left lower lung field; the cardiothoracic ratio was 60%. She was diagnosed with bronchial asthma triggered by pneumonia, which remained unchanged during four visits...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123390/hyperinflated-lungs-compress-the-heart-during-expiration-in-copd-patients-a-new-finding-on-dynamic-ventilation-computed-tomography
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Yanyan Xu, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Hiroshi Moriya, Maho Tsubakimoto, Nanae Tsuchiya, Yukihiro Nagatani, Shin Matsuoka, Sadayuki Murayama
Purpose: The aims of this study were to evaluate dynamic changes in heart size during the respiratory cycle using four-dimensional computed tomography (CT) and to understand the relationship of these changes to airflow limitation in smokers. Materials and methods: A total of 31 smokers, including 13 with COPD, underwent four-dimensional dynamic-ventilation CT during regular breathing. CT data were continuously reconstructed every 0.5 s, including maximum cross-sectional area (CSA) of the heart and mean lung density (MLD)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122182/work-related-physical-psychosocial-and-individual-factors-associated-with-musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-surgeons-implications-for-ergonomic-interventions
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Iman Dianat, Ahmad Bazazan, Mohammad Amin Souraki Azad, Seyedeh Sakineh Salimi
This study evaluated the effect of physical, psychosocial and individual factors on the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) among surgeons (n = 312) in Iran. Data were collected using questionnaires and analysed by multivariate logistic regression. The prevalence of MSS, particularly in the knees (48.7%), neck (45.8%), low back (42.3%) and shoulders (40.1%) was relatively high. Work-related factors including time spent on surgeries each week (>25 h/week), number of hours working in standing position per day (>4 h/day), moderate to high levels of work-family conflict, duration of each surgery (>3 h), number of years worked as a surgeon (>10 years) and surgical specialty (particularly cardiothoracic and obstetric/gynecologic surgeries) were independently associated with the presence of MSS in different body regions...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115202/risk-factors-for-hospital-associated-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-children-following-cardiothoracic-surgery-or-therapeutic-cardiac-catheterisation
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Christie M Atchison, Ernest Amankwah, Jean Wilhelm, Shilpa Arlikar, Brian R Branchford, Arabela Stock, Michael Streiff, Clifford Takemoto, Irmel Ayala, Allen Everett, Gary Stapleton, Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Neil A Goldenberg
BACKGROUND: Paediatric hospital-associated venous thromboembolism is a leading quality and safety concern at children's hospitals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for hospital-associated venous thromboembolism in critically ill children following cardiothoracic surgery or therapeutic cardiac catheterisation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, case-control study of children admitted to the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (St...
November 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112541/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-surgery
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Aamer B Ahmed, Andreas Koster, Marcus Lance, David Faraoni
: None of the predictive models for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis have been designed for and validated in patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. The presence of one or more risk factors [age over 70 years old, transfusion of more than 4 U of red blood cells/fresh frozen plasma/cryoprecipitate, mechanical ventilation lasting more than 24 h, postoperative complication (e.g. acute kidney injury, infection/sepsis, neurological complication)] should place the cardiac population at high risk for VTE...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112468/the-effects-of-on-pump-and-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-on-respiratory-function-in-the-early-postoperative-period
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Federica Chiarenza, Theodoros Tsoutsouras, Cesare Cassisi, Cristina Santonocito, Stephen Gerry, Marinella Astuto, Shane George, Filippo Sanfilippo
BACKGROUND: Respiratory complications are common after cardiac surgery and the use of extracorporeal circulation is one of the main causes of lung injury. We hypothesized a better postoperative respiratory function in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) as compared with "on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting" (ONCABG). METHODS: This is a retrospective, single-center study at a cardiothoracic intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary university hospital...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111239/ctpa-protocol-optimisation-audit-challenges-of-dose-reduction-with-maintained-image-quality
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A Nania, A Weir, N Weir, G Ritchie, C Rofe, E Van Beek
AIM: To assess computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography (CTPA) dose and image quality in a large teaching hospital, and subsequently, to optimise the protocol in order to reduce the dose without affecting image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dose-length product (DLP), patient size, and objective quality parameters (contrast-to-noise ratio and signal-to-noise ratio on standardised levels) were recorded from 31 patients undergoing CTPA, where also a subjective image quality evaluation was carried out independently by three specialist cardiothoracic consultant radiologists...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110798/intraoperative-anesthetic-management-of-lung-transplantation-patients
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REVIEW
Bessie Kachulis, Ludmil Mitrev, Desmond Jordan
Lung transplantation is a high-risk procedure that requires a highly trained cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and a considerable degree of vigilance. In the 50 years since the first lung transplantation, improvements in immunosuppression, preservation solutions, and surgical techniques and technologies have led to increased survival rates. The development of the extracorporeal circulatory membrane oxygenation allowed for bridge to transplantation and for donor organ recovery from primary graft dysfunction post transplantation [1]...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110795/anesthetic-management-of-the-patient-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenator-support
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REVIEW
Marie-Louise Meng, Matthew D Bacchetta, Jessica Spellman
The use of short-term mechanical circulatory support in the form of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in adult patients has increased over the last decade. Cardiothoracic anesthesiologists may care for these patients during ECMO placement and for procedures while ECMO support is in place. An understanding of ECMO capabilities, indications, and complications is essential to the anesthesiologist caring for these patients. Below we review the anesthetic considerations for the implantation of ECMO and concerns when caring for patients on ECMO...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110794/anesthetic-management-of-the-patient-with-a-ventricular-assist-device
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REVIEW
Marie-Louise Meng, Jessica Spellman
The use of long- and short-term mechanical circulatory support in the form of ventricular assist device (VAD) has increased over the last decade. Although cardiothoracic anesthesiologists care for these patients during device placement, increasingly higher numbers of general anesthesiologists are involved in the management of VAD patients during noncardiac surgery and procedures. An understanding of devices, their indications, and complications is essential to the anesthesiologists caring for these patients...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104806/a-retrospective-pilot-study-of-de-novo-antidepressant-medication-initiation-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-and-post-icu-depression
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Daniel Haines, Johanna Hild, Jianghua He, Lucy Stun, Angie Ballew, Justin L Green, Lewis Satterwhite, Brigid C Flynn
Post-ICU Syndromes (PICS) remain a devastating problem for intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. It is currently unknown if de novo initiation of an antidepressant medication during ICU stay decreases the prevalence of post-ICU depression. We performed a retrospective, pilot study evaluating patients who had not previously been on an antidepressant medication and who were started on an antidepressant while in the trauma surgical, cardiothoracic, or medical intensive care unit (ICU). The PHQ-2 depression scale was used to ascertain the presence of depression after ICU discharge and compared this to historical controls...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103917/physician-specialty-and-radiologist-characteristics-associated-with-higher-medicare-patient-complexity
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Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Wenyi Wang, Arvind Vijayasarathi, Richard Duszak
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Meaningfully measuring physician outcomes and resource utilization requires appropriate patient risk adjustment. We aimed to assess Medicare patient complexity by physician specialty and to further identify radiologist characteristics associated with higher patient complexity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The average beneficiary Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) risk scores (Medicare's preferred measure of clinical complexity) were identified for all physicians using 2014 Medicare claims data...
November 3, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102205/a-multi-institutional-cohort-study-confirming-the-risks-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-associated-with-prolonged-antibiotic-prophylaxis
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Katherine A Kirkwood, Brian C Gulack, Alexander Iribarne, Michael E Bowdish, Giampaolo Greco, Mary Lou Mayer, Karen O'Sullivan, Annetine C Gelijns, Nishit Fumakia, Ravi K Ghanta, Jesse M Raiten, Anuradha Lala, Joseph S Ladowski, Eugene H Blackstone, Michael K Parides, Alan J Moskowitz, Keith A Horvath
OBJECTIVES: The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have increased rapidly over the past 2 decades, particularly in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. This study sought to characterize the incidence and risks of these infections in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: A total of 5158 patients at 10 Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network sites in the US and Canada participated in a prospective study of major infections after cardiac surgery...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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