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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007072/tetralogy-surgery-back-to-baltimore-70-years-later-melbourne-heritage-and-group-tribute-to-juan-comas
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REVIEW
George E Sarris
Surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot progressed rapidly from the palliative arterio-pulmonary Blalock-Taussig shunt, introduced in Baltimore 70 years ago, to the "classic" complete transventricular repair technique, with which excellent early results were achieved soon thereafter. However, as duration of follow-up increased, so did the awareness of development of troubling late complications, including severe pulmonary insufficiency, right ventricular dilatation and dysfunction, and tricuspid valve insufficiency, all contributing to increasing incidence of late reoperations, as well as to arrhythmias and sudden death...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939495/development-and-impact-of-arrhythmias-after-the-norwood-procedure-a-report-from-the-pediatric-heart-network
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Matthew E Oster, Shan Chen, Nicholas Dagincourt, Yaniv Bar-Cohen, Matthew Brothers, Nicole Cain, Steven D Colan, Richard J Czosek, Jamie A Decker, David G Gamboa, Salim F Idriss, Joel A Kirsh, Martin J LaPage, Richard G Ohye, Elizabeth Radojewski, Maully Shah, Eric S Silver, Anoop K Singh, Joel D Temple, John Triedman, Jonathan R Kaltman
OBJECTIVES: The study objective was to determine the predictors of new-onset arrhythmia among infants with single-ventricle anomalies during the post-Norwood hospitalization and the association of those arrhythmias with postoperative outcomes (ventilator time and length of stay) and interstage mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients with preoperative arrhythmias, we used data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial to identify risk factors for tachyarrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, junctional ectopic tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia) and atrioventricular block (second or third degree) among 544 eligible patients...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916461/glaucoma-patient-provider-communication-about-vision-quality-of-life
#3
Betsy Sleath, Robyn Sayner, Michelle Vitko, Delesha M Carpenter, Susan J Blalock, Kelly W Muir, Annette L Giangiacomo, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Alan L Robin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to: (a) describe the extent to which ophthalmologists and glaucoma patients discuss vision quality-of-life during office visits, and (b) examine the association between patient and ophthalmologist characteristics and provider-patient communication about vision quality-of-life. METHODS: Patients with glaucoma who were newly prescribed or on glaucoma medications were recruited at six ophthalmology clinics. Patients' visits were video-tape recorded and quality-of-life communication variables were coded...
November 22, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911957/tristetraprolin-down-regulation-contributes-to-persistent-tnf-alpha-expression-induced-by-cigarette-smoke-extract-through-a-post-transcriptional-mechanism
#4
Xue-Ke Zhao, Pulin Che, Ming-Liang Cheng, Quan Zhang, Mao Mu, Hong Li, Yuan Luo, Yue-Dong Liang, Xin-Hua Luo, Chang-Qing Gao, Patricia L Jackson, J Michael Wells, Yong Zhou, Meng Hu, Guoqiang Cai, Victor J Thannickal, Chad Steele, J Edwin Blalock, Xiaosi Han, Ching-Yi Chen, Qiang Ding
RATIONALE: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a potent pro-inflammatory mediator and its expression is up-regulated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tristetraprolin (TTP) is implicated in regulation of TNF-α expression; however, whether TTP is involved in cigarette smoke-induced TNF-α expression has not been determined. METHODS: TTP expression was examined by western blot analysis in murine alveolar macrophages and alveolar epithelial cells challenged without or with cigarette smoke extract (CSE)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908945/norwood-procedure-for-palliation-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-vs-modified-blalock-taussig-shunt
#5
Dorothy M Beke
Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergo a series of operations to separate the pulmonary and systemic circulations. The first of at least 3 operations occurs in the newborn period, with a stage I palliation. The goal of stage I palliation is to provide pulmonary blood flow and create an unobstructed systemic outflow tract. Advances in surgical techniques and intraoperative and postoperative care have helped decrease morbidity and mortality for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who have the stage I Norwood operation, but the patients continue to be at increased risk for hemodynamic collapse and adverse outcomes...
December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879470/incidence-and-management-of-thrombotic-and-thromboembolic-complications-following-the-norwood-procedure-a-systematic-review
#6
Arnav Agarwal, Mohammed Firdouse, Nishaan Brar, Andy Yang, Panos Lambiris, Anthony K Chan, Tapas K Mondal
BACKGROUND: The stage 1 Norwood procedure and its variants represent the first step of palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Although appropriate postoperative thromboprophylaxis is integral, significant variance remains across institutional practices. The purpose of this systematic review is to estimate the incidence of thrombosis and thromboembolism following the Norwood or modified Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure and examine current thromboprophylaxis regimens. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE and Embase were searched from January 2000 to June 2016 for primary studies explicitly reporting incidence of thrombosis, thromboembolism (strokes and pulmonary embolisms), or shunt occlusion in neonates, infants, and children undergoing the Norwood procedure or any variant...
November 21, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866675/hemodynamics-of-patient-specific-aorta-pulmonary-shunt-configurations
#7
Senol Piskin, H Firat Altin, Okan Yildiz, Ihsan Bakir, Kerem Pekkan
Optimal hemodynamics in aorta-pulmonary shunt reconstruction is essential for improved post-operative recovery of the newborn congenital heart disease patient. However, prior to in vivo execution, the prediction of post-operative hemodynamics is extremely challenging due to the interplay of multiple confounding physiological factors. It is hypothesized that the post-operative performance of the surgical shunt can be predicted through computational blood flow simulations that consider patient size, shunt configuration, cardiac output and the complex three-dimensional disease anatomy...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850482/844-shunt-thrombosis-rates-in-modified-blalock-taussig-and-central-shunts-does-the-heparin-dose-matter
#8
Steve Martin, Nigel Rozario, Immanuel Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843510/medication-related-self-management-behaviors-among-arthritis-patients-does-attentional-coping-style-matter
#9
Lorie L Geryk, Susan J Blalock, Robert F DeVellis, Joanne M Jordan, Paul K J Han, Delesha M Carpenter
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the attentional coping styles (monitoring and blunting) of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) patients and: (a) receipt of medication information; (b) receipt of conflicting medication information; (c) ambiguity aversion; (d) medication-related discussions with doctors and spouse/partners; and (e) medication adherence. METHOD: A sample of 328 adults with a self-reported diagnosis of arthritis (RA n=159; OA n=149) completed an Internet-based survey...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815372/female-mice-with-an-xy-sex-chromosome-complement-develop-severe-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#10
Yasir Alsiraj, Sean E Thatcher, Richard Charnigo, Chen Kuey, Eric Blalock, Alan Daugherty, Lisa A Cassis
BACKGROUND: -Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a deadly pathology with strong sexual dimorphism. Similar to humans, female mice exhibit far lower incidences of angiotensin II (AngII)-induced AAAs than males. In addition to sex hormones, the X and Y sex chromosomes, and their unique complements of genes, may contribute to sexually dimorphic AAA pathology. Here, we defined the effect of female (XX) versus male (XY) sex chromosome complement on AngII-induced AAA formation and rupture in phenotypically female mice...
November 4, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806964/phosphodiesterase-inhibitor-based-vasodilation-improves-oxygen-delivery-and-clinical-outcomes-following-stage-1-palliation
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Kimberly I Mills, Aditya K Kaza, Brian K Walsh, Hilary C Bond, Mackenzie Ford, David Wypij, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Melvin C Almodovar, Luis G Quinonez, Christopher W Baird, Sitaram E Emani, Frank A Pigula, James A DiNardo, John N Kheir
BACKGROUND: Systemic vasodilation using α-receptor blockade has been shown to decrease the incidence of postoperative cardiac arrest following stage 1 palliation (S1P), primarily when utilizing the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. We studied the effects of a protocol in which milrinone was primarily used to lower systemic vascular resistance (SVR) following S1P using the right ventricular to pulmonary artery shunt, measuring its effects on oxygen delivery (DO2) profiles and clinical outcomes...
November 2, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799514/tobacco-cessation-treatment-pathways-for-patients-with-cancer-10-years-in-the-making
#12
REVIEW
Maher Karam-Hage, Hanadi Ajam Oughli, Vance Rabius, Diane Beneventi, Rosario C Wippold, Janice A Blalock, Paul M Cinciripini
Tobacco use is the most common cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States; it accounts for one-third of all cancer deaths and is thought to account for half of preventable cancer deaths. This article describes the Tobacco Treatment Program at a major academic cancer center. Patients and employees may access these services in a number of ways. All current smokers and recent quitters are proactively contacted and invited to participate. Services provided are tailored to the motivational level of individual patients and their immediate medical needs...
November 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785142/late-proximal-pulmonary-artery-occlusion-in-a-child-with-a-single-chamber-after-a-right-sided-blalock-taussig-shunt
#13
Tomasz Nałęcz, Bartłomiej Mroziński, Tomasz Moszura, Michał Wojtalik
The paper presents the management of a child born with pulmonary valve atresia, a single (double-inlet) ventricle, right ventricular hypoplasia, and perimembranous septal defect. The first stage of treatment consisted in a Blalock-Taussig shunt. Control angiography performed 1 year after surgery confirmed that the anastomosis was correct, and there was no narrowing at the connection. The first stage of treatment was complicated by the occlusion of the left pulmonary artery, as diagnosed during cardiac catheterization before the planned bidirectional Glenn anastomosis...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777296/current-therapy-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-and-related-single-ventricle-lesions
#14
Richard G Ohye, Dietmar Schranz, Yves D'Udekem
Universally fatal only 4 decades ago, the progress in the 3-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single right ventricular lesions has drastically improved the outlook for these patients. Although the stage II operation (hemi-Fontan or bidirectional Glenn) and stage III Fontan procedure have evolved into relatively low-risk operations, the stage I Norwood procedure remains one of the highest-risk and costliest common operations performed in congenital heart surgery. Yet, despite this fact, experienced centers now report hospital survivals of >90% for the Norwood procedure...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772616/modified-norwood-procedure-for-tricuspid-atresia-transposition-of-great-arteries-and-hypoplastic-right-arch-with-complete-vascular-ring
#15
Chan-Yang Hsu, Jin-Chung Shih, Shyh-Jye Chen, En-Ting Wu, Chun-Wei Lu, Yih-Sharng Chen, Shu-Chien Huang
We report a modified Norwood stage I procedure for tricuspid atresia, transposition of great arteries, and hypoplastic right aortic arch with complete vascular ring. In this technique, we applied dual arterial cannulation to avoid circulation arrest during neoaortic reconstruction, and also corrected the arch laterality during the Norwood stage I palliation procedure. Pulmonary flow was supplied by the Blalock-Taussig shunt. Postoperative imaging revealed the patent left neoaortic arch, and the vascular ring was relieved with a patent tracheobronchial tree...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730172/genetic-regulation-of-expression-of-leukotriene-a4-hydrolase
#16
Tomasz Szul, Peter Castaldi, Michael H Cho, J Edwin Blalock, Amit Gaggar
In chronic inflammatory lung disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the concurrent organ-specific and systemic inflammatory responses lead to airway remodelling and vascular dysfunction. Although a major common risk factor for COPD, cigarette smoke alone cannot explain the progression of this disease; there is increasing evidence that genetic predisposition also plays a role in COPD susceptibility and progression. A key enzyme in chronic lung inflammation is leukotriene A4 hydrolase (LTA4H)...
January 2016: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709098/reverse-szabo-technique-for-stenting-a-single-major-aorto-pulmonary-collateral-vessel-in-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect
#17
Igor V Polivenok, John P Breinholt, Sri O Rao, Olga V Buchneva
Management of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) in the neonatal period presents numerous challenges. Endovascular stenting of the ductus arteriosus or of a collateral vessel in ductal-dependent pulmonary circulation as an alternative to the Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt has become increasingly popular in the last decades. The utilization of the reverse Szabo (anchor-wire) technique for single collateral vessel stenting in a case of PA-VSD is described.
July 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704613/percutaneous-valve-implantation-in-tricuspid-position-after-a-fontan-bj%C3%A3-rk-operation
#18
Inês C Mendes, Fernando Maymone-Martins, Rui Anjos
A 30-year-old female with tricuspid valve atresia, ventricular septal defect, and atrial septal defect had a neonatal modified Blalock Taussig shunt and a Fontan-Björk operation performed at five years of age. She did well initially but progressively developed signs of systemic congestion due to severe homograft stenosis and underwent successful percutaneous implantation of a Melody(®) pulmonary valve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA) in the "tricuspid" position.
December 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702416/coil-occlusion-of-aberrant-arteries-to-pulmonary-sequestration-in-a-case-with-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum-successful-treatment-of-repetitive-myocardial-ischaemic-attacks
#19
Akemi Ono, Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Shoji Kagami
In this study, we describe an infant case of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum associated with ventriculo-coronary arterial communication for which a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt operation was performed. He experienced repeated myocardial ischaemic attacks. Further examination revealed pulmonary sequestration in the right lower lobe. He therefore underwent a bidirectional Glenn operation and coil occlusion of the feeding arteries. His myocardial ischaemic attacks subsequently improved.
October 5, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699245/a-ferret-model-of-copd-related-chronic-bronchitis
#20
S Vamsee Raju, Hyunki Kim, Stephen A Byzek, Li Ping Tang, John E Trombley, Patricia Jackson, Lawrence Rasmussen, J Michael Wells, Emily Falk Libby, Erik Dohm, Lindy Winter, Sharon L Samuel, Kurt R Zinn, J Edwin Blalock, Trenton R Schoeb, Mark T Dransfield, Steven M Rowe
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the US. The majority of COPD patients have symptoms of chronic bronchitis, which lacks specific therapies. A major impediment to therapeutic development has been the absence of animal models that recapitulate key clinical and pathologic features of human disease. Ferrets are well suited for the investigation of the significance of respiratory diseases, given prior data indicating similarities to human airway physiology and submucosal gland distribution...
September 22, 2016: JCI Insight
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