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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074803/prayer-sign-as-a-marker-of-increased-ventilatory-hours-length-of-intensive-care-unit-and-hospital-stay-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
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Tanveer Singh Kundra, Parminder Kaur, N Manjunatha
CONTEXT: Various predictors have been used to predict diabetic patients who are likely to have increased ventilatory hours and an increased length of stay (LOS) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as well as in the hospital after undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, for example, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). The authors propose a simple bed-side test, i.e., the prayer sign to predict increased ventilatory hours and increased length of ICU and hospital stay. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to assess whether any association exists between a positive prayer sign and increased ventilatory hours, length of ICU and hospital stay after CABG surgery in diabetic patients...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074802/goal-directed-therapy-improves-the-outcome-of-high-risk-cardiac-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass
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Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Rohan Magoon, Rajinder Singh Rawat, Yatin Mehta, Sameer Taneja, R Ravi, Milind P Hote
BACKGROUND: There has been a constant emphasis on developing management strategies to improve the outcome of high-risk cardiac patients undergoing surgical revascularization. The performance of coronary artery bypass surgery on an off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) avoids the risks associated with extra-corporeal circulation. The preliminary results of goal-directed therapy (GDT) for hemodynamic management of high-risk cardiac surgical patients are encouraging. The present study was conducted to study the outcome benefits with the combined use of GDT with OPCAB as compared to the conventional hemodynamic management...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074797/minimally-invasive-compared-to-conventional-approach-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-improves-outcome
#3
Jitumoni Baishya, Antony George, Jayaprakash Krishnamoorthy, Geetha Muniraju, Murali Chakravarthy
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive (MI) cardiac surgery is a rapidly gaining popularity, globally as well as in India. We aimed to compare the outcome of MI to the conventional approach for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS: This prospective, comparative study was conducted at a tertiary care cardiac surgical center. All patients who underwent CABG surgery via MI approach (MI group) from July 2015 to December 2015 were enrolled and were compared against same number of EuroSCORE II matched patients undergoing CABG through conventional mid-sternotomy approach (CON group)...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072640/impact-of-a-type-d-personality-on-clinical-and-psychometric-properties-in-a-sample-of-turkish-patients-with-a-first-myocardial-infarction
#4
Bilge B Annagür, Kenan Demir, Ahmet Avci, Ömer Faruk Uygur
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that a Type D personality is associated with an increased risk of cardiac mortality. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the impact of a Type D personality on clinical and psychometric properties in a sample of Turkish patients with a first myocardial infarction (MI). METHOD: The study included 131 patients who were admitted to the coronary care unit of a hospital. All of the patients underwent a psychiatric assessment within 2 to 6 months after their MI...
January 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068455/variation-in-access-to-kidney-transplantation-across-renal-programs-in-ontario-canada
#5
K L Naylor, S N Dixon, A X Garg, S J Kim, P G Blake, G E Nesrallah, M K McCallum, C D'Antonio, A H Li, G A Knoll
In the United States, kidney transplant rates vary significantly across end-stage renal disease (ESRD) networks. We conducted a population-based cohort study to determine whether there was variability in kidney transplant rates across renal programs in a health care system distinct from the United States. We included incident chronic dialysis patients in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2013 and determined the 1-, 5-, and 10-year cumulative incidence of kidney transplantation in 27 regional renal programs (similar to U...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066609/association-between-post-sternotomy-tracheostomy-and-deep-sternal-wound-infection-a-retrospective-analysis
#6
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/28062681/dialyzer-based-cell-salvage-system-a-superior-alternative-to-conventional-cell-salvage-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Amber Malhotra, Pankaj Garg, Arvind Kumar Bishnoi, Pranav Sharma, Vivek Wadhawa, Komal Shah, Sanjay Patel, Umesh Kumar Ahirwar, Dayesh Rodricks, Himani Pandya
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to test the hypothesis that the use of a dialyzer-based cell salvage system during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) reduces requirements for homologous blood transfusions (HBT) and improves postoperative haemtochemical parameters. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected for 222 patients who had OPCABG using 3 different cell salvage techniques: (1) dialyzer-based cell salvage (DBCS) (n = 75), (2) conventional cell salvage (CCS) (n = 73) and (3) without cell salvage (WCS) (n = 74)...
January 6, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052152/types-of-myocardial-infarction-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-in-the-united-states
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Heidi M Crane, Pathmaja Paramsothy, Daniel R Drozd, Robin M Nance, J A Chris Delaney, Susan R Heckbert, Matthew J Budoff, Greer A Burkholder, James H Willig, Michael J Mugavero, William C Mathews, Paul K Crane, Richard D Moore, Joseph J Eron, Sonia Napravnik, Peter W Hunt, Elvin Geng, Priscilla Hsue, Carla Rodriguez, Inga Peter, Greg S Barnes, Justin McReynolds, William B Lober, Kristina Crothers, Mathew Feinstein, Carl Grunfeld, Michael S Saag, Mari M Kitahata
Importance: The Second Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (MI) divides MIs into different types. Type 1 MIs result spontaneously from instability of atherosclerotic plaque, whereas type 2 MIs occur in the setting of a mismatch between oxygen demand and supply, as with severe hypotension. Type 2 MIs are uncommon in the general population, but their frequency in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals is unknown. Objectives: To characterize MIs, including type; identify causes of type 2 MIs; and compare demographic and clinical characteristics among HIV-infected individuals with type 1 vs type 2 MIs...
January 4, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044184/-outcome-predictors-for-copd-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-exacerbation
#9
M Spielmanns, F Axer, C Nell, A R Koczulla, T Boeselt, F Magnet, J H Storre, W Windisch
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors for clinical failure of acute exacerbation in patients with COPD (AECOPD) are of special importance in order to choose an adequate therapy and resources during inpatient treatment. Our database was analyzed to identify predictors for a negative outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis medical records of 616 patients (299 women; 317 men) hospitalized for AECOPD between January 2011 and January 2016 were analyzed in order to evaluate demographic and clinical parameters leading to adverse events...
January 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043673/renal-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-rate-of-use-clinical-predictors-and-relationship-with-in-hospital-mortality
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Giancarlo Marenzi, Nicola Cosentino, Andrea Marinetti, Antonio M Leone, Valentina Milazzo, Mara Rubino, Monica De Metrio, Angelo Cabiati, Jeness Campodonico, Marco Moltrasio, Silvio Bertoli, Milena Cecere, Susanna Mosca, Ivana Marana, Marco Grazi, Gianfranco Lauri, Alice Bonomi, Fabrizio Veglia, Antonio L Bartorelli
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the rate of use, clinical predictors, and in-hospital outcome of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. METHODS: All consecutive AMI patients admitted to the Coronary Care Unit between January 1st, 2005 and December 31st, 2015 were identified through a search of our prospectively collected clinical database. Patients were grouped according to whether they required RRT or not. RESULTS: Two-thousand-eight-hundred-thirty-nine AMI patients were included...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040411/emergency-department-critical-care-unit-for-critically-ill-cardiovascular-patients-an-observation-study
#11
Ken-Hui Fu, Yin-Ru Chen, Ju-Shin Fan, Yen-Chia Chen, Hsien-Hao Huang, Chorng-Kuang How, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Si-An Chen, Mu-Shun Huang
BACKGROUND: We investigated an intensive care model for acute critically cardiovascular emergency patients in the emergency department (ED) as compared with those in the coronary care unit (CCU) after ED visits. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of patients with acute cardiovascular emergency admitted to the intensive care unit in the ED (EICU) or CCU from January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 in an university-affiliated medical center. All clinical characteristics or predictors possibly related to in-hospital mortality were documented, completed, and measured via electronic medical records review...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038819/patterns-of-inpatient-care-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-30-day-3-month-and-1-year-cardiac-diseases-readmission-rates-in-spain
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Luis Rodriguez-Padial, Francisco J Elola, Cristina Fernández-Pérez, José L Bernal, Andrés Iñiguez, José V Segura, Vicente Bertomeu
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common cause of hospital discharges and readmissions. Readmissions may indicate poor patient care and avoidable health expenditure, being key in quality improvement strategies. Our aim was to analyse cardiac diseases (CDs) readmissions in patients with AMI in Spain. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 33,538 hospital discharges with AMI being the "principal diagnosis" at hospitals of the Spanish National Health System in 2012 was performed using administrative data...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032074/comparing-the-effect-of-foot-reflexology-massage-foot-bath-and-their-combination-on-quality-of-sleep-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#13
Ali Rahmani, Mahdi Naseri, Mohammad Mahdi Salaree, Batool Nehrir
Introduction: Many patients in coronary care unit (CCU) suffer from decreased sleep quality caused by environmental and mental factors. This study compared the efficacy of foot reflexology massage, foot bath, and a combination of them on the quality of sleep of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: This quasi-experimental study was implemented on ACS patients in Iran. Random sampling was used to divide the patients into four groups of 35 subjects. The groups were foot reflexology massage, foot bath, a combination of the two and the control group...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031245/robotic-enhanced-coronary-surgery-in-octogenarians
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Apostolos Roubelakis, Filip Casselman, Johan van der Merwe, Bernard Stockman, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
OBJECTIVES: Robotic-enhanced minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (RE-MIDCAB) is based on the use of a robotic console and instrumentation for the dissection of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA). The LITA to left anterior descending (LAD) artery anastomosis is subsequently constructed through a mini thoracotomy. The purpose of this study is to present our experience of RE-MIDCAB outcomes in elderly patients. METHODS: From 2002 until 2015, 44 octogenarians (the mean age of 82...
December 27, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031086/respiratory-and-cardiac-characteristics-of-icu-patients-aged-90-years-and-older-a-report-of-12-cases
#15
Hong-Min Zhang, Da-Wei Liu, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Quan-Hui Yang
Objective To investigate the respiratory and cardiac characteristics of elderly Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.Methods Twelve senior ICU patients aged 90 years and older were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively collected all patients' clinical data through medical record review. The basic demographics, primary cause for admission, the condition of respiratory and circulatory support, as well as prognosis were recorded. Shock patients and pneumonia patients were specifically analyzed in terms of clinical manifestations, laboratory variables, echocardiography, and lung ultrasound Results...
March 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025065/trends-in-u-s-cardiovascular-care-2016-report-from-4-acc-national-cardiovascular-data-registries
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REVIEW
Frederick A Masoudi, Angelo Ponirakis, James A de Lemos, James G Jollis, Mark Kremers, John C Messenger, John W M Moore, Issam Moussa, William J Oetgen, Paul D Varosy, Robert N Vincent, Jessica Wei, Jeptha P Curtis, Matthew T Roe, John A Spertus
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. National quality programs such as the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) permit assessments of the quality of care and outcomes for broad populations of patients with CVD. This report provides data from 2014 from four NCDR® hospital quality programs: 1) CathPCI® for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (667,424 procedures performed in 1,612 hospitals) ICD™ for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (158,649 procedures performed in 1,715 hospitals); 3) ACTION®-GWTG™ for acute coronary syndromes (182,903 patients admitted to 907 hospitals); and 4) IMPACT® for cardiac catheterization and intervention for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease (20,169 procedures in 76 hospitals)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024550/simulation-as-a-tool-to-ensure-competency-and-quality-of-care-in-the-cardiac-critical-care-unit
#17
REVIEW
Véronique Brunette, Nicolas Thibodeau-Jarry
Cardiac critical care units are high-risk clinical environments. Medical emergencies are frequent and require the intervention of a cohesive, efficient, and well trained interprofessional team. In modern clinical practice there is increased emphasis on safety but also increased lack of acceptance of medical errors and as a consequence, increased litigation. In the past decade, simulation-based learning has arisen as an effective and safe means to learn and practice acute care setting skills. It has been used and studied in different contexts including procedural skills training, crisis resource management and team training, patient and family member communication skills, and health care system quality improvement...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008264/impact-of-preoperative-chronic-renal-failure-on-liver-transplantation-a-population-based-cohort-study
#18
Peter Chi-Ho Chung, Hsiu-Pin Chen, Jr-Rung Lin, Fu-Chao Liu, Huang-Ping Yu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess whether preoperative chronic renal failure (CRF) affects the rates of postoperative complications and survival after liver transplantation. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study included 2,931 recipients of liver transplantation performed between 1998 and 2012, enrolled from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Patients were divided into two groups, based on the presence or absence of preoperative CRF...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000150/atrial-fibrillation-following-aortic-valve-replacement-impact-of-perioperative-use-of-intravenous-%C3%AE-blocker
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Junki Yokota, Hiroyuki Nishi, Naosumi Sekiya, Mitsutomo Yamada, Toshiki Takahashi
OBJECTIVES: Despite recent advances in perioperative management, postoperative atrial fibrillation/flutter (POAF) remains the most common complication after cardiac surgery. Therefore, it is important to determine related risk factors to establish effective management. However, most studies have focused on patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and little is known about POAF in those who receive aortic valve replacement (AVR). We investigated the relationship of clinical predictors with POAF in patients undergoing AVR...
December 20, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989096/abiotrophia-defectiva-endocarditis-complicated-by-ventricular-tachycardia
#20
Kyriacos Mouyis, Sophia Metaxa, Constantinos Missouris
A 78-year-old man was admitted to the authors' hospital with a short history of shortness of breath and pyrexia. He had long-standing moderate mitral regurgitation and stable coronary artery disease. Blood cultures grew Abiotrophia defectiva coccobaccili. Transesophageal echocardiography confirmed the diagnosis of mitral valve endocarditis that necessitated treatment with intravenous benzylpenicillin and gentamicin for six weeks. At nine days after admission the patient developed several episodes of self-limiting monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, without ischemic cardiac pain, associated with hemodynamic compromise requiring treatment with intravenous amiodarone and inotropic support in the Intensive Care Unit...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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