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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168552/predictors-of-post-operative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Iwona Gorczyca-Michta, Kamil Michta, Edward Pietrzyk, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
BACKGROUND: Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia occurring after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Arrhythmia leads to prolonged hospitalization and may have impact on both short-term and long-term prognoses. AIM: The aim of this paper was the evaluation of the incidence of POAF in patients after CABG as well as the identification of its predictors. METHODS: The study was performed on 791 patients (selected from a group of 1031 patients who underwent CABG in the Clinical Department of Cardiology in years 2009-2011) who did not suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF) prior to isolated CABG...
November 23, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167613/clinical-outcomes-of-polytetrafluoroethylene-covered-stents-for-coronary-artery-perforation-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Huang-Joe Wang, Jen-Jyh Lin, Wan-Yu Lo, Chih-Ping Chang, Chung-Ho Hsu, Li-Chuan Hsieh, Yeh-Peng Chen, Yen-Nien Lin, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Ping-Han Lo
Background: Coronary artery perforation (CAP) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with increased mortality. Polytetrafluoroethylene covered stents (CS) are an effective approach to treat CAP, but data regarding elderly patients requiring CS implantation for CAP are limited. The aim of this study is to report clinical data for elderly CAP patients undergoing CS implantation during PCI. Methods: Nineteen consecutive elderly patients (≥ 65 years) undergoing CS implantation due to PCI-induced CAP in a tertiary referral center from July 2003 to April 2016 were retrospectively examined...
November 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166718/-value-of-two-left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-stereoscopic-imaging-reconstruction-methods-on-guiding-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Y Tian, S Zhou, Y H Yin, Y X Zheng, R P Wang, X Q Liu, Z Q Liu, Q F Liu, W Liu, J Pang, Z Jiang, L H Tian, J Huang, L Yang
Objective: To compare the value of two 3D imaging reconstruction methods for left atria and pulmonary vein on guiding the catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: From January 2014 to January 2017, a total of 100 drug refractory paroxysmal AF patients were divided into left atria direct angiography group (n=50), and indirect angiography group (n=50). 3D CARTO system was applied for mapping and guiding the ablation procedure. Patients assigned to direct angiography group were treated as follows: intraoperative puncture of atrial septum, inject contrast agent directly into the left atrium, conduct left atrial and pulmonary venous rotation angiography, reconstruct three-dimensional image, integrate the image into real-time X-ray system to facilitate circumferential pulmonary vein isolation...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164804/biomaterials-and-advanced-technologies-for-hemostatic-management-of-bleeding
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REVIEW
DaShawn A Hickman, Christa L Pawlowski, Ujjal D S Sekhon, Joyann Marks, Anirban Sen Gupta
Bleeding complications arising from trauma, surgery, and as congenital, disease-associated, or drug-induced blood disorders can cause significant morbidities and mortalities in civilian and military populations. Therefore, stoppage of bleeding (hemostasis) is of paramount clinical significance in prophylactic, surgical, and emergency scenarios. For externally accessible injuries, a variety of natural and synthetic biomaterials have undergone robust research, leading to hemostatic technologies including glues, bandages, tamponades, tourniquets, dressings, and procoagulant powders...
November 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161923/recognizing-and-reacting-to-complications-of-trans-septal-puncture
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Francesca Salghetti, Juan Sieira, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Antonio Curnis, Carlo de Asmundis
The transseptal puncture (TSP) enables access to the left heart, through the fossa ovalis (FO), both in electrophysiology and in cardiac interventional procedures. TSP is usually safe in experienced hands. Sometimes TSP can be technically demanding and carries the risk of severe complications in approximately 1%. While performing a TSP, every effort should be taken in order to avoid complications. In the event of complications, prompt recognition and reaction are essential and a combined "heart-team" management may be the most effective approach...
November 22, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161368/management-of-cardiac-tamponade-in-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-single-centre-15%C3%A2-year-experience-on-5222-procedures
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Rikuta Hamaya, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Shigeki Kusa, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Hachiya, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Miyako Igarashi, Kenzo Hirao, Yoshito Iesaka
Aims: Cardiac tamponade during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is infrequent but potentially fatal. This study aimed to retrospectively investigate the incidence, management, and outcomes of tamponade in large patient series. Methods and results: The study analysed 5222 AF ablation procedures in 3483 patients between 2002 and 2016 under a heparin-bridge anticoagulation protocol. Cardiac tamponade occurred in 51 procedures/patients, and the incidence was 0...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160522/cardiac-tamponade-in-a-patient-with-severe-dengue-fever
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Ana Isabel Vieira Fernandes, Ciro Leite Mendes, Raíssa Holmes Simões, Ana Elisa Vieira Fernandes Silva, Clarissa Barros Madruga, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Lucio Roberto Castellano, Marli Tenório Cordeiro
A 26-year-old postpartum female presented with symptoms characteristic of dengue fever on the 16th day of puerperium. On the third day of the illness, the patient presented a clinical picture consistent with shock. Tests determined primary infection with dengue virus serotype 2. Cardiac tamponade was confirmed by echocardiography. This rare manifestation is described in a patient without any associated comorbidity.
September 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160390/left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-amplatzer-cardiac-plug-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-safety-and-long-term-outcome
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Marcio José Montenegro da Costa, Esmeralci Ferreira, Edgard Freitas Quintella, Bernardo Amorim, Alexandre Fuchs, Ricardo Zajdenverg, Hugo Sabino, Denilson Campos de Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia with high risk for thromboembolic events, specially stroke. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with nonvalvular AF. METHODS: This study included 15 patients with nonvalvular AF referred for LAAC, 6 older than 75 years (mean age, 69.4 ± 9.3 years; 60% of the male sex)...
November 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157035/a-new-approach-to-fertility-preserving-surgery-in-patients-with-placenta-accretaplacenta-accreta
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Sergey Barinov, Yuliya Tirskaya, Irina Medyannikova, Irina Shamina, Inna Shavkun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a novel combined surgical approach utilising: (1) two autonomous balloon Zhukovsky catheters (vaginal and uterine), (2) bilateral ligation of the descending uterine artery branches, (3) external supraplacental pleated sutures, and (4) either excision of a small area of placenta accreta or full metroplasty, for the management of uterine bleeding associated with placenta accreta of various severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included medical records of 92 pregnant women with placenta accreta undergoing caesarean section...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156470/-functional-and-anatomic-outcomes-of-primary-and-secondary-internal-limiting-membrane-transplantation-in-large-and-persistent-macular-holes
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Jelka A Hess, Stephan Michels, Matthias D Becker
Background The gold standard therapy for full-thickness macular holes (FTMH) is vitrectomy (PPV) with peeling of the internal limiting membrane (ILM), gas tamponade of the vitreous cavity and postoperative face-down positioning. Nevertheless, eyes with large macular holes (> 400 µm) and surgical failures remain difficult to manage. Recently, ILM transplantation (ILM-TX) techniques were developed with acceptable results, advocating different mechanisms of hole closure: in such a setting, the ILM could serve as a scaffold for neuronal tissue in the pedicle ILM flap technique or the ILM could induce a contraction of the FTMH rims through shrinking of a folded ILM plug...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151125/ventricular-septal-defect-without-tamponade-after-penetrating-trauma
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Nicolas De Schryver, Olivier Van Caenegem, Emiliano Navarra, Sophie Pierard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150779/perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-non-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Ashraf Fayad, Sasha K Shillcutt
PURPOSE: The use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has evolved to include patients undergoing high-risk non-cardiac procedures and patients with significant cardiac disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Implementation of basic TEE education in training programs has increased across a broad spectrum of procedures in the perioperative arena. This paper describes the use of perioperative TEE in non-cardiac surgery and provides an overview of the basic TEE examination. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Perioperative TEE is used to monitor hemodynamic parameters in non-cardiac procedures where there is a high risk of hemodynamic instability...
November 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142559/visual-and-anatomical-outcome-of-macular-hole-surgery-at-a-tertiary-healthcare-facility
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Komalta Kumari, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Alyscia Cheema
Objective: To assess visual and anatomical outcome of full thickness macular hole (FTMH) surgery with ILM peeling using brilliant blue G dye. Methods: Thirty patients who had clinically evident macular hole were selected. Pre-operative Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) was done. In all cases vitrectomy was performed via 23guage 3 ports pars plana (3PPV) vitrectomy system and Brilliant blue G dye, 0.5ml dye was injected over macula which resulted in light blue stain of ILM and peeling was performed around hole in circular motion and after gas fluid exchange gas tamponade with SF6 was done...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141389/-ultrasonic-diagnosis-of-retinal-detachment-in-eyes-with-silicone-oil-tamponade
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Y F Li, D J Li, Z Y Wang, W Chen, Q Zhao, R Cui, L Shen, W L Yang
Objective: To examine the features and values of ultrasonic diagnosis for retinal detachment in eyes with silicone oil tamponade (SOT). Methods: A prospective study. A total of 257 eyes (257 patients) were filled with silicone oil between December 1, 2015 and August 1, 2016 in the Department of Ophthalmology at a hospital in Beijing. All of the patients underwent a color Doppler ultrasound examination in the supine and sitting positions a week prior to surgery. The pre-surgery conditions were compared with the subsequent observations during the surgery to analyze the features and values of ultrasonic diagnosis for retinal detachment in eyes with SOT...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137910/tamponade-hemodynamic-and-echocardiographic-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Mark J Kearns, Keith R Walley
Cardiac tamponade is a medical emergency that can be readily reversed with timely recognition and appropriate intervention. The clinical diagnosis of cardiac tamponade requires synthesis of a constellation of otherwise non-specific features, based on an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology. Whereas echocardiographic examination is a central component of diagnosis, alone it is insufficient to establish the physiologic diagnosis of hemodynamically significant cardiac tamponade. The hemodynamic diagnosis of cardiac tamponade requires clinical evidence of low cardiac output and stroke volume in the setting of elevated cardiac filling pressures, with evidence of increased sympathetic tone (tachycardia, peripheral vasoconstriction, etc), and exclusion of other causes of shock as the primary problem (particularly cardiogenic shock)...
November 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135798/vitrectomy-with-subretinal-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-gas-tamponade-for-subfoveal-hemorrhage-prognostic-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
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David J A Plemel, Steven R J Lapere, Christopher J Rudnisky, Matthew T S Tennant
PURPOSE: To study the prognostic factors and clinical outcomes of patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy, subretinal injection of tissue plasminogen activator, and gas tamponade for the treatment of subfoveal hemorrhage (SFH). METHODS: A retrospective noncomparative interventional case series. RESULTS: Seventy-eight eyes from 77 patients were included. A total of 84.6% of eyes developed SFH from age-related macular degeneration. Partial or complete displacement of the SFH was achieved in 91...
November 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135407/a-long-term-survival-with-cardiac-tamponade-due-to-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Yuki Kaji, Hajime Osawa, Shinichiro Okauchi, Hiroaki Satoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133668/vitrectomy-for-full-thickness-macular-hole-in-adult-onset-coats-disease
#18
Vinod Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Gaurav Garg, Saurabh Damodaran
The occurrence of full thickness macular hole in Coats' disease is extremely rare. The purpose of this case report is to report pars plana vitrectomy for the treatment of full thickness macular hole in a patient with adult onset Coats disease. A young male presented with decreased vision in his right eye because of full thickness macular hole. The macular hole was found to be associated with adult onset Coats' disease that was evident on ultra-wide field imaging. The patient underwent laser photocoagulation to the vascular telangiectasia followed by pars plana vitrectomy, large internal limiting membrane peeling and gas tamponade...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133665/a-rare-case-of-bilateral-tractional-retinal-detachment-following-snakebite
#19
Nicey Roy Thomas, Debmalya Das, Kumar Saurabh, Rupak Roy
A 13-year-old female presented with diminution of vision in both eyes for 3 months following snakebite. Best-corrected visual acuities were hand movement in both eyes. Fundoscopy showed vitreous hemorrhage, and B-scan ultrasonography revealed an underlying tractional retinal detachment (TRD) involving the macula in both eyes. Patient underwent 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy in conjunction with belt buckling, endolaser, and silicone oil tamponade in the left eye. At 6 weeks postoperatively, best-corrected visual acuity of the left eye was noted to be 20/200 with settled TRD and attached retina...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132342/a-low-cost-uterine-balloon-tamponade-for-management-of-postpartum-hemorrhage-modeling-the-potential-impact-on-maternal-mortality-and-morbidity-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Tara Herrick, Mercy Mvundura, Thomas F Burke, Elizabeth Abu-Haydar
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide. This study sought to quantify the potential health impact (morbidity and mortality reductions) that a low-cost uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) could have on women suffering from uncontrolled PPH due to uterine atony in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: The Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology (MANDATE) model was used to estimate maternal deaths, surgeries averted, and cases of severe anemia prevented through UBT use among women with PPH who receive a uterotonic drug but fail this therapy in a health facility...
November 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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