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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333037/cerebral-hemodynamic-with-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-business-as-usual
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Juliana Caldas, Ronney B Panerai, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu, Juliano Almeida, Graziela Ferreira, Ligia Cunha, Ricardo Nogueira, Marcelo Oliveira, Fabio Jatene, Thompson Robinson, Ludhmila Hajjar
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is commonly used as mechanical support after cardiac surgery or cardiac shock. Although its benefits for cardiac function have been well documented, its effects on cerebral circulation are still controversial. We hypothesized that transfer function analysis (TFA) and continuous estimates of dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) provide consistent results in the assessment of cerebral autoregulation in patients with IABP. Continuous recordings of blood pressure (BP, intra-arterial line), end-tidal CO2, heart rate and cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV, transcranial Doppler) were obtained i) 5 minutes with IABP ratio 1:3, ii) 5 minutes, starting 1 minute with the IABP-ON, and continuing for another 4 minutes without pump assistance (IABP-OFF)...
March 23, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332629/plasmonic-metamaterial-for-electromagnetically-induced-transparency-analogue-and-ultra-high-figure-of-merit-sensor
#2
Dong Wu, Yumin Liu, Li Yu, Zhongyuan Yu, Lei Chen, Ruifang Li, Rui Ma, Chang Liu, Jinqiannan Zhang, Han Ye
In this work, using finite-difference time-domain method, we propose and numerically demonstrate a novel way to achieve electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) phenomenon in the reflection spectrum by stacking two different types of coupling effect among different elements of the designed metamaterial. Compared with the conventional EIT-like analogues coming from only one type of coupling effect between bright and dark meta-atoms on the same plane, to our knowledge the novel approach is the first to realize the optically active and precise control of the wavelength position of EIT-like phenomenon using optical metamaterials...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329210/right-atrium-positioning-for-exposure-of-right-pulmonary-veins-during-off-pump-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
#3
Grzegorz Suwalski, Robert Emery, Jakub Mróz, Kamil Kaczejko, Leszek Gryszko, Andrzej Cwetsch, Andrzej Skrobowski
OBJECTIVES: Concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is recommended for patients undergoing off-pump coronary revascularization in the presence of this arrhythmia. Achievement of optimal visualization of pulmonary veins while maintaining stable haemodynamic conditions is crucial for proper completion of the ablation procedure. This study evaluates the safety and feasibility of right atrial positioning using a suction-based cardiac positioner as opposed to compressive manoeuvres for exposure during off-pump surgical ablation for AF...
March 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329164/large-animal-model-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-pacing-induced-end-stage-heart-failure
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Marcin Malinowski, Alistair G Proudfoot, David Langholz, Lenora Eberhart, Michael Brown, Hans Schubert, Jeremy Wodarek, Tomasz A Timek
OBJECTIVES: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is common in patients with advanced heart failure and frequently complicates left ventricular assist device implantation yet remains poorly understood. We set out to establish large animal model of FTR that could serve as a research platform to investigate the pathogenesis of FTR associated with end-stage heart failure. METHODS: : Through right thoracotomy, ten adult sheep underwent implantation of pacemaker with epicardial LV lead, five sonomicrometry crystals on the right ventricle, and left and right ventricular telemetry pressure sensors during a beating heart off-pump procedure...
February 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329159/concomitant-therapy-off-pump-coronary-revascularization-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Samir Ahad, Kristina Wachter, Christian Rustenbach, Alina Stan, Stephan Hill, Tim Schäufele, Adrian Ursulescu, Ulrich F W Franke, Hardy Baumbach
OBJECTIVES: Significant coronary artery disease (CAD) is common among patients evaluated for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Only little data exist on outcome of patients undergoing concomitant off-pump coronary revascularization and TAVI. The goal of this study was to analyse the impact of concomitant off-pump revascularization on early clinical outcome and 2-year follow-up of patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: A total of 70 patients with significant CAD and aortic valve stenosis were included between January 2011 and January 2016...
March 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329064/perioperative-outcomes-of-off-pump-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-bilateral-internal-thoracic-arteries-under-direct-vision%C3%A2
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Keita Kikuchi, Xufa Chen, Makoto Mori, Atsushi Kurata, Liang Tao
OBJECTIVES: We previously introduced techniques to harvest and use the right internal thoracic artery in minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) via a single left thoracotomy for revascularization with bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA). We report our short-term outcomes of patients who underwent minimally invasive CABG using BITA and a single internal thoracic artery (SITA). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent minimally invasive CABG using BITA or SITA at a Japanese medical center between February 2012 and December 2015 were reviewed retrospectively...
January 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328569/mid-term-follow-up-of-minimally-invasive-multivessel-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-is-the-early-learning-phase-detrimental
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Maria Lorena Rodriguez, Harry R Lapierre, Benjamin Sohmer, David Glineur, Marc Ruel
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG) through a small left thoracotomy is a novel technique for surgical coronary revascularization, which is increasingly being adopted around the world. This study aimed to describe the characteristics and mid-term outcomes of a series of MICS CABG to identify areas for improvement. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study was performed on the 306 MICS CABG patients operated on by a single surgeon from 2005 to 2015...
March 22, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299332/relationship-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-apelin-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Shu Xu, Jian Zhang, Yin-Li Xu, Hai-Bo Wu, Xiao-Dong Xue, Hui-Shan Wang
It has been shown that inflammation and oxidative stress are important factors in postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and apelin have a close relationship with inflammation and oxidative stress. The effect of ACE and apelin on POAF after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) remains a question. The concentrations of serum ACE, angiotensin II (Ang II), apelin, bradykinin (BK), malondialdehyde (MDA), and C reactive protein (CRP) were measured in the perioperative period of OPCABG...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294958/seventeen-year-outcome-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-laparoscopic-and-conventional-nissen-fundoplication-a-plea-for-patient-counseling-and-clarification
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Jelmer E Oor, David J Roks, Joris A Broeders, Eric J Hazebroek, Hein G Gooszen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze long-term outcome of a randomized clinical trial comparing laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and conventional Nissen fundoplication (CNF) for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). BACKGROUND: LNF has replaced CNF, based on positive short and mid-term outcome. Studies with a follow-up of over 15 years are scarce, but are desperately needed for patient counselling. METHODS: Between 1997 and 1999, 177 patients with proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-refractory GERD were randomized to CNF or LNF...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290812/-transaortic-implantation-of-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis-in-high-risk-patient-with-simultaneous-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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R S Akchurin, T J Imaev, A E Komlev, P M Lepilin, A S Kolegaev, M E Nikonova
Transaortic approach represents an alternative variant of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) which combines benefits of antegrade transapical approach and high safety profile characteristic of transfemoral approach. This method has substantial advantages over subclavian and transapical approaches in cases of pronounced myocardial hypertrophy, left ventricular dysfunction, thinning of left ventricular wall. We describe here a hybrid intervention with simultaneous coronary artery bypass grafting and TAVI in a patient from high surgical risk group with multivessel coronary artery involvement and critical aortic stenosis...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287414/an-optically-pumped-magnetometer-working-in-the-light-shift-dispersed-mz-mode
#11
Volkmar Schultze, Bastian Schillig, Rob IJsselsteijn, Theo Scholtes, Stefan Woetzel, Ronny Stolz
We present an optically pumped magnetometer working in a new operational mode-the light-shift dispersed Mz (LSD-Mz) mode. It is realized combining various features; (1) high power off-resonant optical pumping; (2) Mz configuration, where pumping light and magnetic field of interest are oriented parallel to each other; (3) use of small alkali metal vapor cells of identical properties in integrated array structures, where two such cells are pumped by circularly polarized light of opposite helicity; and (4) subtraction of the Mz signals of these two cells...
March 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284177/meta-analysis-of-interleukin-6-8-and-10-between-off-pump-and-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-groups
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Fanbo Meng, Jianghong Ma, Wei Wang, Baisong Lin
This study aimed to evaluate the role of off-pump coronary artery bypass (CAB) surgery on the decrease of postoperative inflammatory responses in patients. We systematically searched databases of PubMed and Embase to select the related studies. Interleukin (IL) 6, 8, and 10 were used as outcomes and pooled analysis was performed using R 3.12 software. Standardized mean differences (SMDs) and their 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were considered as effect estimates. A total of 27 studies, including 1340 participants, were recruited in this meta-analysis...
March 10, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281737/early-and-mid-term-results-of-coronary-endarterectomy-influence-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-surgical-techniques
#13
Jae Hang Lee, Cheong Lim, Jun Sung Kim, Kay-Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Coronary endarterectomy (CE) may be a good option for complete revascularization of diffuse coronary artery diseases, but it has not been widely used because the outcomes have not been definitively identified. This study aims to evaluate the mid-term clinical results of CE and compare the outcomes according to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and the surgical technique used. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, 69 cases of coronary endarterectomy were performed in 64 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273208/comparison-of-outcomes-between-off-pump-versus-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-in-elderly-patients-a-meta-analysis
#14
Z G Zhu, W Xiong, J L Ding, J Chen, Y Li, J L Zhou, J J Xu
The aim of this study was to analyze if off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is associated with better treatment outcomes in elderly patients (>70 years of age) than on-pump CABG, using meta-analysis. Medline, PubMed, Cochrane and Google Scholar databases were searched until September 13, 2016. Sensitivity and quality assessment were performed. Twenty-two studies, three randomized control trials (RCTs) and 20 non-RCTs were included with 24,127 patients. The risk of death associated with on-pump or off-pump CABG in the RCTs were similar (pooled OR=0...
March 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268730/gyrocardiography-a-new-non-invasive-approach-in-the-study-of-mechanical-motions-of-the-heart-concept-method-and-initial-observations
#15
Mojtaba Jafari Tadi, Eero Lehtonen, Mikko Pankaala, Antti Saraste, Tuija Vasankari, Mika Teras, Tero Koivisto
The pumping action of the heart is performed by contraction of the myocardium fibers. We present a non-invasive technique named gyrocardiography (GCG) that comprises a sensor of angular motion, gyroscope, configured to obtain three-dimensional angular velocity signals. A tri-axial micro electromechanical (MEMS) gyroscope sensor was attached to the surface of the chest to obtain gyrocardiogram. Color-coded Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) was recorded simultaneously and synchronized with the GCG in an off-line analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267553/left-and-right-atrial-feature-tracking-in-acute-myocarditis-a-feasibility-study
#16
Anastasia Dick, Björn Schmidt, Guido Michels, Alexander C Bunck, David Maintz, Bettina Baeßler
PURPOSE: The present study aims at evaluating the feasibility and reproducibility of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking (FT) derived strain and strain rate (SR) parameters of the left and right atrium (LA, RA) in patients with acute myocarditis as well as their potential to detect diastolic dysfunction. In addition, the diagnostic value of LA and RA strain parameters in the setting of acute myocarditis is investigated. METHODS: CMR cine data of 30 patients with CMR-positive acute myocarditis were retrospectively analyzed...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265101/myosin-filament-activation-in-the-heart-is-tuned-to-the-mechanical-task
#17
Massimo Reconditi, Marco Caremani, Francesca Pinzauti, Joseph D Powers, Theyencheri Narayanan, Ger J M Stienen, Marco Linari, Vincenzo Lombardi, Gabriella Piazzesi
The mammalian heart pumps blood through the vessels, maintaining the dynamic equilibrium in a circulatory system driven by two pumps in series. This vital function is based on the fine-tuning of cardiac performance by the Frank-Starling mechanism that relates the pressure exerted by the contracting ventricle (end systolic pressure) to its volume (end systolic volume). At the level of the sarcomere, the structural unit of the cardiac myocytes, the Frank-Starling mechanism consists of the increase in active force with the increase of sarcomere length (length-dependent activation)...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258744/mortality-in-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-in-elderly-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-over-14-years
#18
P Carmona García, E Mateo, F Hornero, M López Cantero, I Zarragoikoetxea
INTRODUCTION: We aim to describe our experience in coronary artery bypass graft in elderly patients older than 80 years and assess the associated risk and predictors of mortality in this subgroup. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From January 1999 to June 2013, 3097 patients underwent consecutive coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Patients aged over 80 years were identified. Multivariate survival analysis using Cox's regression model was performed. RESULTS: We identified 99 patients older than 80 years (80-group; mean age 82±3...
February 28, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257927/simple-randomization-did-not-protect-against-bias-in-smaller-trials
#19
Tri-Long Nguyen, Gary S Collins, André Lamy, Philip J Devereaux, Jean-Pierre Daurès, Paul Landais, Yannick Le Manach
OBJECTIVES: By removing systematic differences across treatment groups, simple randomization is assumed to protect against bias. However, random differences may remain if the sample size is insufficiently large. We sought to determine the minimal sample size required to eliminate random differences, thereby allowing an unbiased estimation of the treatment effect. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We reanalyzed two published multicenter, large, and simple trials: the International Stroke Trial (IST) and the Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Off- or On-Pump Revascularization Study (CORONARY)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257412/clinical-effect-and-prognosis-of-off-pump-minimally-invasive-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
#20
Ming Yang, Lian-Bo Xiao, Zhi-Sheng Gao, Ji-Wu Zhou
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a common procedure to circumvent the obstruction of coronary arteries when stents are unsuitable. CABG is a very traumatic surgery that requires redirecting blood flow to an external pump. Thus, this procedure has many risks during and after surgery, and minimizing these risks would greatly benefit the patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We selected 126 patients with coronary artery syndrome and who were unsuitable for stent percutaneous coronary intervention...
March 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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