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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227227/multi-task-transfer-learning-for-in-hospital-death-prediction-of-icu-patients
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Chandan Karmakar, Budhaditya Saha, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Svetha Venkatesh, Chandan Karmakar, Budhaditya Saha, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Svetha Venkatesh, Budhaditya Saha, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Svetha Venkatesh, Chandan Karmakar
Multi-Task Transfer Learning (MTTL) is an efficient approach for learning from inter-related tasks with small sample size and imbalanced class distribution. Since the intensive care unit (ICU) data set (publicly available in Physionet) has subjects from four different ICU types, we hypothesize that there is an underlying relatedness amongst various ICU types. Therefore, this study aims to explore MTTL model for in-hospital mortality prediction of ICU patients. We used single-task learning (STL) approach on the augmented data as well as individual ICU data and compared the performance with the proposed MTTL model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224105/nutrient-stimulation-of-mesenteric-blood-flow-implications-for-older-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Thu An Nguyen, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Liza K Phillips, Leeanne S Chapple, Michael Horowitz, Karen L Jones, Adam M Deane
Nutrient ingestion induces a substantial increase in mesenteric blood flow. In older persons (aged ≥ 65 years), particularly those with chronic medical conditions, the cardiovascular compensatory response may be inadequate to maintain systemic blood pressure during mesenteric blood pooling, leading to postprandial hypotension. In older ambulatory persons, postprandial hypotension is an important pathophysiological condition associated with an increased propensity for syncope, falls, coronary vascular events, stroke and death...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216475/the-effect-of-ticagrelor-administered-through-a-nasogastric-tube-to-comatose-patients-undergoing-acute-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-ticoma-study
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Hanna Ratcovich, Golnaz Sadjadieh, Hedvig B Andersson, Martin Frydland, Sebastian Wiberg, Nadia P Dridi, Jesper Kjaergaard, Lene Holmvang
AIMS: Patients in a coma after cardiac arrest may have adversely affected drug absorption and metabolism. This study, the first of its kind, aimed to investigate the early pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of ticagrelor administered through a nasogastric tube (NGT) to patients resuscitated after an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Blood samples were drawn at baseline and at two, four, six, eight, 12, and 24 hours and then daily for up to five days after administration of a 180 mg ticagrelor loading dose (LD), followed by 90 mg twice daily in 44 patients...
February 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215423/chads2-score-predicts-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-elective-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Svetlana Kotova, Mansen Wang, Katie Lothrop, Gary Grunkemeier, Heather E Merry, John R Handy
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (PAF) affects 12% to 17% of patients undergoing lobectomy and is associated with increased morbidity. CHADS2 (congestive heart failure history, hypertension history, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus history, and stroke or transient ischemic attack symptoms previously) is used to predict stroke risk in patients with existing AF. It also has been shown also to predict new-onset PAF. Our objective was to determine whether CHADS2 can predict PAF in patients undergoing lobectomy...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207437/lack-of-association-between-preoperative-statin-use-and-respiratory-and-neurologic-complications-after-cardiac-surgery
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Ryu Komatsu, Huseyin Oguz Yilmaz, Jing You, C Allen Bashour, Shobana Rajan, Edward G Soltesz, Daniel I Sessler, Alparslan Turan
BACKGROUND: Statins may reduce the risk of pulmonary and neurologic complications after cardiac surgery. METHODS: The authors acquired data for adults who had coronary artery bypass graft, valve surgery, or combined procedures. The authors matched patients who took statins preoperatively to patients who did not. First, the authors assessed the association between preoperative statin use and the primary outcomes of prolonged ventilation (more than 24 h), pneumonia (positive cultures of sputum, transtracheal fluid, bronchial washings, and/or clinical findings consistent with the diagnosis of pneumonia), and in-hospital all-cause mortality, using logistic regressions...
February 16, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203537/robotic-cardiac-surgery-in-brazil
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Robinson Poffo, Alisson P Toschi, Renato B Pope, Paola K Montanhesi, Ricardo S Santos, Alexandre Teruya, Dina M Hatanaka, Gabriel F Rusca, Claudio H Fischer, Marcelo C Vieira, Marcia R Makdisse
BACKGROUND: Brazil, the largest country and economy in South America, is a major driving force behind the development of new medical technologies in the region. Robotic cardiac surgery (RCS) has been evolving rapidly since 2010, when the first surgery using the DaVinci(®) robotic system was performed in Latin America. The aim of this article is to evaluate short and mid-term results in patients undergoing robotic cardiac surgery in Brazil. METHODS: From March 2010 to December 2015, 39 consecutive patients underwent robotic cardiac surgery...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203408/determinants-of-prolonged-intensive-care-unit-stay-in-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
#7
Theodore Kapadohos, Epameinondas Angelopoulos, Ioannis Vasileiadis, Serafeim Nanas, Anastasia Kotanidou, Andreas Karabinis, Katerina Marathias, Christina Routsi
BACKGROUND: Prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay of patients after cardiac surgery has a major impact on overall cost and resource utilization. The aim of this study was to identify perioperative factors which prolong stay in ICU. METHODS: All adult patients from a single, specialized cardiac center who were admitted to the ICU after cardiac surgery during a 2-month period were included. Demographic and clinical characteristics, comorbidities, preoperative use of drugs, intraoperative variables, and postoperative course were recorded...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203095/burden-and-treatment-patterns-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-hospitalized-patients-in-the-middle-east-real-world-data-from-saudi-arabia-and-lebanon
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Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Claudie Charbonneau, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195969/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-among-postcardiac-surgery-patients-presenting-with-multiple-organ-failure
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Alexis Guillaume, Sébastien Pili-Floury, Sidney Chocron, Eric Delabrousse, Bénédicte De Parseval, Stephane Koch, Emmanuel Samain, Gilles Capellier, Gaël Piton
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a rare but severe complication after cardiac surgery. However, AMI is likely to be more frequent in the subgroup of patients presenting with multiple organ failure after a cardiac surgery. The primary objective of this study was to identify AMI risk factors among patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of all the patients requiring admission to two ICUs in a large university hospital after a cardiac surgery procedure...
March 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195517/systematic-underutilisation-of-secondary-preventive-drugs-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-reduced-renal-function
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Masih Khedri, Karolina Szummer, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Tomas Jernberg, Marie Evans, Stefan H Jacobson, Jonas Spaak
Aims The high risk of recurrent events in patients with reduced renal function following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may in part be due to suboptimal secondary prevention. We aimed to describe the association between renal dysfunction and the prescription, initiation and persistent use of secondary prevention during the first year after a first ACS. Methods We identified all patients admitted to any Swedish coronary care unit for a first ACS between 2005 and 2010 ( n = 77,432). In 75,129 patients, creatinine levels were available in order to obtain the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191515/medicolegal-implications-of-radial-and-femoral-access-for-coronary-angiography-and-intervention-in-2016-focus-on-retroperitoneal-hemorrhage
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Konstantinos V Voudris, Mladen I Vidovich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a rare but serious complication of transfemoral approach (TFA) and TFA percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Radial approach for coronary angiography and intervention (transradial approach, TRA) is associated with lower access site complications and reduced blood transfusion rates. Retroperitoneal bleeding has not been described with TRA. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between femoral access for coronary angiography (TFA) and PCI-induced retroperitoneal hemorrhage and the resulting medical litigation in the United States...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183564/the-effect-of-tramadol-plus-paracetamol-on-consumption-of-morphine-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Dilek Altun, Özlem Çınar, Emre Özker, Ayda Türköz
STUDY OF OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of oral tramadol+paracetamol combination on morphine consumption following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) protocol. DESIGN: A prospective, double-blind, randomized, clinical study. SETTING: Single-institution, tertiary hospital. PATIENTS: Fifty cardiac surgical patients undergoing primary CABG surgery. INTERVENTIONS: After surgery, the patients were allocated to 1 of 2 groups...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182039/hemodialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-in-end-stage-renal-disease-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kerala
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G R Lakshminarayana, L G Sheetal, A Mathew, R Rajesh, G Kurian, V N Unni
This study was planned to analyze the hemodialysis practice patterns from a tertiary care referral centre as there is very limited data from India. All patients of ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) in dialysis unit at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala for a minimum period of 3 months were included. A total of 134 patients (M: F 2:1) with age of 20 to 84 years (Mean: 59.83; SD: 11.98) were studied. The most common causes of ESRD in study population were diabetic nephropathy (DN) (59.7%) followed by unclassified group (19...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181055/endotracheal-bioimpedance-cardiography-improves-immediate-postoperative-outcome-a-case-control-study-in-off-pump-coronary-surgery
#14
Thomas Leclercq, Marc Lilot, Thomas Schulz, Alexandre Meyer, Fadi Farhat, Jean-Luc Fellahi
The feasibility and clinical utility of the endotracheal cardiac output monitor (ECOM) to optimize intraoperative hemodynamics and improve short-term outcome in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) is unknown. We aimed to compare ECOM with a standard of care in that specific surgical setting. Twenty consecutive adult ECOM-monitored patients undergoing OPCAB were prospectively included (ECOM group) and retrospectively compared to 42 patients scheduled for similar surgery without ECOM monitoring (Control group)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179605/the-effects-of-different-bmi-on-blood-loss-and-transfusions-in-chinese-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#15
Mingya Wang, Ming Chen, Hushan Ao, Sipeng Chen, Zhifa Wang
OBJECTIVE: Blood loss is a predictor of outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study investigated the effects of body mass index (BMI) on blood loss, blood transfusion rate, and the variations in coagulation parameters of Chinese patients undergoing CABG. METHODS: A total of 1007 Chinese patients who consecutively underwent isolated, primary CABG at Fuwai Hospital from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 were included in this study. They were categorized by BMI into <24 kg/m(2) (low and normal weight group), 24≤ BMI <28 kg/m(2) (overweight group), and BMI ≥28 kg/m(2) (obese group)...
February 8, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173689/evaluation-of-geographic-indices-describing-health-care-utilization
#16
Agnus M Kim, Jong Heon Park, Sungchan Kang, Yoon Kim
Objectives: The accurate measurement of geographic patterns of health care utilization is a prerequisite for the study of geographic variations in health care utilization. While several measures have been developed to measure how accurately geographic units reflect the health care utilization patterns of residents, they have been only applied to hospitalization and need further evaluation. This study aimed to evaluate geographic indices describing health care utilization. Methods: We measured the utilization rate and four health care utilization indices (localization index, outflow index, inflow index, and net patient flow) for eight major procedures (coronary artery bypass graft surgery, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, surgery after hip fracture, knee replacement surgery, caesarean sections, hysterectomy, computed tomography scans, and magnetic resonance imaging scans) according to three levels of geographic units in Korea...
January 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168062/undilatable-stent-neoatherosclerosis-treated-with-ad-hoc-rotational-atherectomy
#17
Michael Koutouzis, Maria Agelaki, Christos Maniotis, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Vasileios Patris, Mihalis Argyriou
A middle age woman with known ischemic heart disease and old stents in proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was admitted to Coronary Care Unit with acute coronary syndrome. The coronary angiography showed one vessel disease with significant restenosis within the previously implanted stents. The lesion was tough and remained undilatable despite high pressure balloon inflation. Eventually, the balloon ruptured creating a massive dissection of the LAD beginning immediately after the distal part of the undilatable lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160951/an-interprofessional-team-approach-to-decreasing-surgical-site-infection-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Nicole J Jones, Chloe D Villavaso
The incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) has a significant negative impact on health care. SSIs are associated with increased mortality, cost, readmissions, and prolonged length of stay. Although recent data show a 17% decrease in the incidence of SSIs among acute care hospitals in the United States, mortality related to SSIs remains clinically significant. The interprofessional team is a critical structure in evaluating surgical practices and outcomes and new evidence-based practices to direct education, interventions, and communication of SSI prevention strategies...
March 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151500/-telecardiology-clinical-technical-and-social-aspects-the-project-of-the-asp-of-cosenza-italy
#19
Giovanni Bisignani, Silvana De Bonis, Antonio Bisignani, Antonella Verta
The aim of this paper is to present the project of telecardiology within the ASP of Cosenza, one of the largest provinces of Italy characterized by a particular orography, with difficult and inaccessible roads. The goal of this project is to manage the emergency more efficiently by reducing the time of intervention by bringing the patient not to the nearest hospital, but more importantly to the hospital more appropriately suited to better manage the cardiological emergency. This system also uses the most modern web-based interface technology protected by login and password...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150850/chewing-versus-swallowing-ticagrelor-to-accelerate-platelet-inhibitionin-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-cheers-study-for-the-platis-platelets-and-thrombosis-in-sheba-study-group
#20
Elad Asher, Shir Frydman, Moshe Katz, Ehud Regev, Avi Sabbag, Israel Mazin, Arsalan Abu-Much, Andrew Kukuy, Anna Mazo, Aharon Erez, Anat Berkovitch, Michael Narodistky, Israel Barbash, Amit Segev, Roy Beigel, Shlomi Matetzky
It was the study objective to evaluate whether chewing a 180 mg loading dose of ticagrelor versus an equal dose of traditional oral administration, enhances inhibition of platelet aggregation 1 hour (h) after administering a ticagrelor loading dose in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients. Dual anti-platelet therapy represents standard care for treating NSTEMI patients. Ticagrelor is a direct acting P2Y12 inhibitor and, unlike clopidogrel and prasugrel, does not require metabolic activation...
February 2, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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