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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778671/international-study-of-comparative-health-effectiveness-with-medical-and-invasive-approaches-ischemia-trial-rationale-and-design
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David J Maron, Judith S Hochman, Sean M O'Brien, Harmony R Reynolds, William E Boden, Gregg W Stone, Sripal Bangalore, John A Spertus, Daniel B Mark, Karen P Alexander, Leslee Shaw, Jeffrey S Berger, T Bruce Ferguson, David O Williams, Robert A Harrington, Yves Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Prior trials comparing a strategy of optimal medical therapy with or without revascularization have not shown that revascularization reduces cardiovascular events in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). However, those trials only included participants in whom coronary anatomy was known prior to randomization and did not include sufficient numbers of participants with significant ischemia. It remains unknown whether a routine invasive approach offers incremental value over a conservative approach with catheterization reserved for failure of medical therapy in patients with moderate or severe ischemia...
April 21, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762304/effectiveness-and-harms-of-pharmacological-interventions-in-the-treatment-of-delirium-in-adults-in-intensive-care-units-post-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Vivienne Leigh, Catalin Tufanaru, Rosalind Elliott
The review objective is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness and harms of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of delirium in adults in intensive care units (ICU) after cardiac surgery.The specific review question is: What is the effectiveness and what are the harms of pharmacological interventions in relation to the duration and severity of delirium episodes, length of stay in ICU, length of stay in hospital, functional capacity and quality of life and mortality for critically ill adult patients treated in intensive care after cardiac surgery?...
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754693/preoperative-6-minute-walk-distance-is-associated-with-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction
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Kazuhiro Hayashi, Hideki Oshima, Miho Shimizu, Kiyonori Kobayashi, Shigeyuki Matsui, Yoshihiro Nishida, Akihiko Usui
BACKGROUND: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a neurologic dysfunction that occurs after surgery. POCD persists for a long period, ranging from weeks to months, and affects a patient's quality of life. A 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) has been used to predict postoperative complications after several operations. The present study investigated whether there was an independent association of a low preoperative 6MWD with POCD in patients who underwent cardiac operations. METHODS: The study included 181 patients who underwent a cardiac operation...
April 25, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746963/patient-phenotypes-associated-with-outcome-following-surgery-for-mild-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-a-principal-component-regression-analysis
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Jetan H Badhiwala, Christopher Witiw, Farshad Nassiri, Blessing Jaja, Muhammad A Akbar, Alireza Mansouri, Zamir Merali, George M Ibrahim, Jefferson R Wilson, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Predictors of outcome after surgery for degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) have been determined previously through hypothesis-driven multivariate statistical models that rely on a priori knowledge of potential confounders, exclude potentially important variables due to restrictions in model building, cannot include highly collinear variables in the same model, and ignore intrinsic correlations among variables. PURPOSE: To apply a data-driven approach to identify patient phenotypes that may predict outcomes after surgery for mild DCM...
May 7, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743101/individualized-perioperative-hemodynamic-goal-directed-therapy-in-major-abdominal-surgery-ipegasus-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sandra Funcke, Bernd Saugel, Christian Koch, Dagmar Schulte, Thomas Zajonz, Michael Sander, Angelo Gratarola, Lorenzo Ball, Paolo Pelosi, Savino Spadaro, Riccardo Ragazzi, Carlo Alberto Volta, Thomas Mencke, Amelie Zitzmann, Benedikt Neukirch, Gonzalo Azparren, Marta Giné, Vicky Moral, Hans Otto Pinnschmidt, Oscar Díaz-Cambronero, Maria Jose Alberola Estelles, Marisol Echeverri Velez, Maria Vila Montañes, Javier Belda, Marina Soro, Jaume Puig, Daniel Arnulf Reuter, Sebastian Alois Haas
BACKGROUND: Postoperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing surgery is high, especially in patients who are at risk of complications and undergoing major surgery. We hypothesize that perioperative, algorithm-driven, hemodynamic therapy based on individualized fluid status and cardiac output optimization is able to reduce mortality and postoperative moderate and severe complications as a major determinant of the patients' postoperative quality of life, as well as health care costs...
May 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726345/mortality-and-morbidity-in-acutely-ill-adults-treated-with-liberal-versus-conservative-oxygen-therapy-iota-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Derek K Chu, Lisa H-Y Kim, Paul J Young, Nima Zamiri, Saleh A Almenawer, Roman Jaeschke, Wojciech Szczeklik, Holger J Schünemann, John D Neary, Waleed Alhazzani
BACKGROUND: Supplemental oxygen is often administered liberally to acutely ill adults, but the credibility of the evidence for this practice is unclear. We systematically reviewed the efficacy and safety of liberal versus conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults. METHODS: In the Improving Oxygen Therapy in Acute-illness (IOTA) systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, HealthSTAR, LILACS, PapersFirst, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry from inception to Oct 25, 2017, for randomised controlled trials comparing liberal and conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults (aged ≥18 years)...
April 28, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709502/is-the-venner-pneux-endotracheal-tube-system-a-cost-effective-option-for-post-cardiac-surgery-care
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Lazaros Andronis, Raymond A Oppong, Na'ngono Manga, Eshan Senanayake, Shameer Gopal, Susan Charman, Ramesh Giri, Heyman Luckraz
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is common and costly. In a recent randomized controlled trial, the Venner-PneuX (VPX) endotracheal tube system was found to be superior to standard endotracheal tubes (SET) in preventing VAP. However, VPX is considerably more expensive. We evaluated the costs and benefits of VPX to determine whether replacing SET with VPX is a cost-effective option for intensive care units. METHODS: We developed a decision analytic model to compare intubation with VPX or SET for patients requiring mechanical ventilation post cardiac surgery...
April 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701357/frozen-elephant-trunk-with-e-vita-open-hybrid-prosthesis-for-surgical-correction-of-multisegmental-thoracic-aortic-pathology-review-of-results
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António Cruz Tomás, Álvaro Laranjeira Santos, Jorge Pinheiro Santos, Daniela Varela-Afonso, José Fragata
INTRODUCTION: The Frozen Elephant Trunk (FET) surgery allows correction of ascending, arch and proximal descending aortic pathology, using a hybrid prosthesis at the same time. It is a complex intervention and requires a multidisciplinary team that, besides scheduling and performing the surgery, accompanies the patient (pt) throughout the postoperative period. OBJECTIVES: To review short and medium term clinical results with this technique. METHODS: Between January 2010 and September 2017, we operated 34 patients (pts) using FET...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701167/amaze-a-double-blind-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-adding-an-ablation-device-based-maze-procedure-as-an-adjunct-to-routine-cardiac-surgery-for-patients-with-pre-existing-atrial-fibrillation
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Linda Sharples, Colin Everett, Jeshika Singh, Christine Mills, Tom Spyt, Yasir Abu-Omar, Simon Fynn, Benjamin Thorpe, Victoria Stoneman, Hester Goddard, Julia Fox-Rushby, Samer Nashef
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) can be treated using a maze procedure during planned cardiac surgery, but the effect on clinical patient outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness compared with surgery alone, are uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether or not the maze procedure is safe, improves clinical and patient outcomes and is cost-effective for the NHS in patients with AF. DESIGN: Multicentre, Phase III, pragmatic, double-blind, parallel-arm randomised controlled trial...
April 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699618/cerebrovascular-events-after-cardiovascular-procedures-risk-factors-recognition-and-prevention-strategies
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REVIEW
Jasneet K Devgun, Sajjad Gul, Divyanshu Mohananey, Brandon M Jones, M Shazam Hussain, Yash Jobanputra, Arnav Kumar, Lars G Svensson, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
Stroke has long been a devastating complication of any cardiovascular procedure that unfavorably affects survival and quality of life. Over time, strategies have been developed to substantially reduce the incidence of stroke after traditional cardiovascular procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting, isolated valve surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. Subsequently, with the advent of minimally invasive technologies including percutaneous coronary intervention, carotid artery stenting, and transcatheter valve therapies, operators were faced with a new host of procedural risk factors, and efforts again turned toward identifying novel ways to reduce the risk of stroke...
May 1, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685887/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-infants-and-children-with-cardiac-disease-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Bradley S Marino, Sarah Tabbutt, Graeme MacLaren, Mary Fran Hazinski, Ian Adatia, Dianne L Atkins, Paul A Checchia, Allan DeCaen, Ericka L Fink, George M Hoffman, John L Jefferies, Monica Kleinman, Catherine D Krawczeski, Daniel J Licht, Duncan Macrae, Chitra Ravishankar, Ricardo A Samson, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Rune Toms, James Tweddell, Peter C Laussen
Cardiac arrest occurs at a higher rate in children with heart disease than in healthy children. Pediatric basic life support and advanced life support guidelines focus on delivering high-quality resuscitation in children with normal hearts. The complexity and variability in pediatric heart disease pose unique challenges during resuscitation. A writing group appointed by the American Heart Association reviewed the literature addressing resuscitation in children with heart disease. MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases were searched from 1966 to 2015, cross-referencing pediatric heart disease with pertinent resuscitation search terms...
April 23, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672731/amaze-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-adjunct-surgery-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Samer A M Nashef, Simon Fynn, Yasir Abu-Omar, Tomasz J Spyt, Christine Mills, Colin C Everett, Julia Fox-Rushby, Jeshika Singh, Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, Catherine Sudarshan, Massimiliano Codispoti, Peter Braidley, Francis C Wells, Linda D Sharples
OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) reduces survival and quality of life (QoL). It can be treated at the time of major cardiac surgery using ablation procedures ranging from simple pulmonary vein isolation to a full maze procedure. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of adjunct AF surgery as currently performed on sinus rhythm (SR) restoration, survival, QoL and cost-effectiveness. METHODS: In a multicentre, Phase III, pragmatic, double-blinded, parallel-armed randomized controlled trial, 352 cardiac surgery patients with >3 months of documented AF were randomized to surgery with or without adjunct maze or similar AF ablation between 2009 and 2014...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664428/-case-report-and-the-surgical-treatment-of-two-cases-with-pulmonary-atresia-in-which-pulmonary-arteries-is-circulated-by-coronary-arteries
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Kahraman Yakut, Kürşad Tokel, Birgül Varan, İlkay Erdoğan, Murat Özkan
Pulmonary atresia (PA) and ventricular septal defect (VSD) can occur in a variety of ways, from simple valve atresia to a condition in which circulation to the pulmonary bed occurs through collateral arteries separated from the aorta and there are no real pulmonary arteries, or they are present but hypoplastic. The size of the pulmonary arteries and concomitant complex cardiac lesions are important in making decisions about treatment and correctional alternatives. While complete correction surgeries in the style of a correction of tetralogy of Fallot are performed in simpler cases, many very invasive procedures are also performed and the resulting quality of life is very variable...
April 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661433/better-selection-criteria-with-prognostic-factors-for-liver-transplantation
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L S Nacif, R S Pinheiro, V Rocha-Santos, V M Barbosa, A P de Moura Dias, R B Martino, R A Macedo, L Ducatti, L Haddad, F Galvão, W Andraus, L Carneiro D' Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation has evolved significantly in recent years, with each advancement part of the effort toward increasing patient and graft survival as well as quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic factors and selection criteria for liver transplantation. METHODS: Our study was a statistical analysis, logistic regression, and survival evaluation of a total of 80 liver transplants that were performed between June 1, 2016 and September 24, 2016...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616525/cardiac-rehabilitation-for-patients-having-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Fredrike Blokzijl, Willem Dieperink, Frederik Keus, Michiel F Reneman, Massimo A Mariani, Iwan C van der Horst
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended for all cardiac patients including patients after cardiac surgery. Since the effect of CR after cardiac surgery has not been well established yet, we conducted a systematic review on the effects of CR for patients after cardiac surgery compared to treatment as usual. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of randomised clinical trials (RCTs), quasi- randomised and prospective observational studies in The Cochrane Library, PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE was undertaken until 18 October 2017...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602750/standard-restrictive-sternal-precautions-and-modified-sternal-precautions-had-similar-effects-in-people-after-cardiac-surgery-via-median-sternotomy-smart-trial-a-randomised-trial
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Md Ali Katijjahbe, Catherine L Granger, Linda Denehy, Alistair Royse, Colin Royse, Rebecca Bates, Sarah Logie, Md Ali Nur Ayub, Sandy Clarke, Doa El-Ansary
QUESTION: In people who have undergone cardiac surgery via median sternotomy, does modifying usual sternal precautions to make them less restrictive improve physical function, pain, kinesiophobia and health-related quality of life? DESIGN: Two-centre, randomised, controlled trial with concealed allocation, blinded assessors and intention-to-treat analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-two adults who had undergone cardiac surgery via a median sternotomy were included...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582429/early-intervention-mobilization-or-active-exercise-for-critically-ill-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Katherine A Doiron, Tammy C Hoffmann, Elaine M Beller
BACKGROUND: Survivors of critical illness often experience a multitude of problems that begin in the intensive care unit (ICU) or present and continue after discharge. These can include muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, psychological difficulties, reduced physical function such as in activities of daily living (ADLs), and decreased quality of life. Early interventions such as mobilizations or active exercise, or both, may diminish the impact of the sequelae of critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of early intervention (mobilization or active exercise), commenced in the ICU, provided to critically ill adults either during or after the mechanical ventilation period, compared with delayed exercise or usual care, on improving physical function or performance, muscle strength and health-related quality of life...
March 27, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580777/quality-of-life-after-cardiac-surgery-based-on-the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-concept
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Nathalie Grand, Jean Baptiste Bouchet, Paul Zufferey, Anne Marie Beraud, Sahar Awad, Fabricio Sandri, Salvator Campisi, Jean François Fuzellier, Serge Molliex, Marco Vola, Jerome Morel
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an increasingly important issue in assessing the consequences of any surgical or medical intervention. Our study aimed to evaluate change in HRQOL 6 months after elective cardiac surgery and to identify specific predictors of poor HRQOL. METHODS: In this prospective, single-center study, HRQOL was evaluated before and 6 months after surgery using the SF-36 questionnaire and its two components: the physical component summary (PCS) and the mental component summary (MCS)...
March 23, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574443/early-initiation-of-post-sternotomy-cardiac-rehabilitation-exercise-training-scar-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation
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Stuart Ennis, Grace Lobley, Sandra Worrall, Richard Powell, Peter K Kimani, Amir Jahan Khan, Prithwish Banerjee, Thomas Barker, Gordon McGregor
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines recommend abstinence from supervised cardiac rehabilitation (CR) exercise training for 6 weeks post-sternotomy. This practice is not based on empirical evidence, thus imposing potentially unnecessary activity restrictions. Delayed participation in CR exercise training promotes muscle atrophy, reduces cardiovascular fitness and prolongs recovery. Limited data suggest no detrimental effect of beginning CR exercise training as early as 2 weeks post-surgery, but randomised controlled trials are yet to confirm this...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572215/health-related-quality-of-life-in-congenital-heart-disease-surgery-in-children-and-young-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laila Akbar Ladak, Babar Sultan Hasan, Janice Gullick, Robyn Gallagher
BACKGROUND: As survival improves in the congenital heart disease (CHD) population, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes become increasingly important. While surgery improves survival, poor HRQOL occurs postoperatively and cardiac-related HRQOL outcomes are rarely reported. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analyses of general and cardiac-related HRQOL in CHD surgical children and young adults. METHOD: Medline, CINAHL and EMBASE were searched...
March 23, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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