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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777672/valvectomy-versus-replacement-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-tricuspid-endocarditis
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Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, William M Whited, Michael P Rogers, Ugochukwu Owolabi, Kendra J Grubb, Kristen Sell-Dottin, Mark S Slaughter
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical treatment of infective tricuspid endocarditis is debatable, especially in the setting of inherent social and pathologic concerns. This study seeks to compare tricuspid valve repair, replacement, and excision for the treatment of infective endocarditis METHODS: A single center cardiac surgery database was queried between 2012 and 2016 to identify patients >18 years who underwent tricuspid valve surgery for infective endocarditis. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the type of tricuspid valve surgery: valvectomy, repair, or replacement and evaluated to identify differences between the pre-op factors and outcomes including mortality, length of stay, and complications...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775973/safety-model-for-the-introduction-of-robotic-surgery-in-gynecology
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Mariano Tamura Vieira Gomes, Beatriz Taliberti da Costa Porto, Jose Pedro Parise Filho, Ana Luiz Vasconcelos, Bruna Fernanda Bottura, Renato Moretti Marques
OBJECTIVE:  To analyze the perioperative results and safety of performing gynecological surgeries using robot-assisted laparoscopy during implementation of the technique in a community hospital over a 6-year period. METHODS:  This was a retrospective observational study in which the medical records of 274 patients who underwent robotic surgery from September 2008 to December 2014 were analyzed. We evaluated age, body mass index (BMI), diagnosis, procedures performed, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification, the presence of a proctor (experienced surgeon with at least 20 robotic cases), operative time, transfusion rate, perioperative complications, conversion rate, length of stay, referral to the intensive care unit (ICU), and mortality...
May 18, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774394/longitudinal-health-care-cost-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-palliation
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Jesse E Hansen, Nicolas L Madsen, Laurie Bishop, David L S Morales, Jeffrey B Anderson
Management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is resource intensive. Heath care systems are pressured to provide value to patients by improving outcomes while decreasing costs. A single-center retrospective cohort of infants with HLHS who underwent Norwood procedure or hybrid Norwood from 2004 to 2014 and survived to first outpatient follow up were studied. The primary outcome was total cost through 12 months with a sub-analysis of patients with 60 months of data. Costs were calculated using internal cost accounting system and reported by cost center...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773957/perioperative-predictors-of-delirium-and-incidence-factors-in-adult-patients-post-cardiac-surgery
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Stavros Theologou, Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Christos Charitos
Background: Delirium is a quite common complication in adult patients post-cardiac surgery. The purpose of our study was to identify perioperative characteristics and also focus on incidence factors that could predict delirium in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit (CICU) postoperatively. Methods: We conducted a prospective study of 179 consecutive patients, who underwent open-heart surgical operation and were admitted to the CICU of a general tertiary hospital in Athens, Greece...
2018: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771722/detection-of-deteriorating-patients-on-surgical-wards-outside-the-icu-by-an-automated-mews-based-early-warning-system-with-paging-functionality
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Axel R Heller, Sören T Mees, Benjamin Lauterwald, Christian Reeps, Thea Koch, Jürgen Weitz
BACKGROUND: The establishment of early warning systems in hospitals was strongly recommended in recent guidelines to detect deteriorating patients early and direct them to adequate care. Upon reaching predefined trigger criteria, Medical Emergency Teams (MET) should be notified and directed to these patients. The present study analyses the effect of introducing an automated multiparameter early warning score (MEWS)-based early warning system with paging functionality on 2 wards hosting patients recovering from highly complex surgical interventions...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769112/association-between-%C3%AE-blocker-use-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-nested-cohort-study
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Shmeylan A Al Harbi, Khalid A Al Sulaiman, Hani Tamim, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Musharaf Sadat, Yaseen Arabi
BACKGROUND: β-blockers have several indications in critically ill patients and are commonly used. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the use of β-blockers in critically ill patients and mortality. METHODS: This was a nested cohort study in which all medical-surgical ICU patients (N = 523) enrolled in a randomized clinical trial of intensive insulin therapy (ISRCTN07413772) were grouped according to β-blocker use during ICU stay. To account for the indication of β-blockers, we constructed a propensity score using selected clinically-relevant and statistically-significant variables related to β-blocker exposure and outcome...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767223/evaluation-of-renal-function-estimation-formulas-specific-to-dynamic-renal-function-for-drug-dosing-in-critically-ill-patients
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Lianjie Xiong, Z Kevin Lu, April Miller Quidley, Bebbyn S Alford, P Brandon Bookstaver
OBJECTIVES: The study compared estimated creatinine clearance (eCrCl) between the Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equation and the Jelliffe, Chiou, and Brater equations designed for estimation in dynamic renal function and resulting antimicrobial dosing concordance of five antimicrobials (cefepime, meropenem, piperacillin/tazobactam, vancomycin, and fluconazole) commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Electronic medical records were used to identify the target patient population...
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762314/effectiveness-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-propofol-on-extubation-times-length-of-stay-and-mortality-rates-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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John Nguyen, Noel Nacpil
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of dexmedetomidine versus propofol on extubation time, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, total hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality rates in cardiac surgery patients. INTRODUCTION: Recovery from cardiovascular surgery involves weaning from mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation decreases the work of breathing for patients by inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide via a ventilator or breathing machine...
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755085/-subdural-hematoma-after-open-heart-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-presenting-with-pre-operative-intracranial-hemorrhage-infarction-report-of-a-case
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Ryuta Tai, Yosuke Kuroko, Makoto Mohri, Masakazu Yamaoka
A 47-year-old woman with a history of radiation enteritis and implantation of a central venous port was admitted to our intensive care unit(ICU) suffering from high fever. She was diagnosed with active infective endocarditis due to catheter-related blood stream infection. Although echocardiography showed a large vegetation on the mitral valve, surgical therapy was postponed for 5 weeks because of intracranial hemorrhage infarction. On the 3rd day after mitral valve repair, she developed consciousness disturbance and computed tomography(CT) revealed acute subdural hematoma of the posterior cranial fossa...
May 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753821/thromboelastography-is-associated-with-surrogates-for-bleeding-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Sirisha Emani, Lynn A Sleeper, David Faraoni, Michelle Mulone, Fatoumata Diallo, James A DiNardo, Juan Ibla, Sitaram M Emani
BACKGROUND: Perioperative bleeding is a common complication in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Although thromboelastography (TEG) has been utilized in patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery, limited data are available in pediatric patients. We hypothesize that TEG parameters may be associated with surrogate endpoints for postoperative bleeding in pediatric patients undergoing complex cardiac surgery. METHODS: In a retrospective study, TEG was obtained after protamine administration and upon intensive care unit (ICU) admission in pediatric patients (≤ 18yrs) undergoing cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753653/cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-non-cardiac-surgery
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Timothy Luke Surman, Michael George Worthington, Jose Martinelli Nadal
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are used to facilitate circulatory support in standard cardiac surgery and emergency intervention, but CPB and ECMO are not used routinely in non-cardiac surgery involving the thorax and major vessels. The primary aim of this study was to identify the type of non-cardiac procedures and bypass used in our institution and review the patient outcomes including perioperative and bypass complications. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed within the Royal Adelaide Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit (CTSU) that examined all operations between 2006 and 2014...
April 19, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753518/application-of-the-canadian-computed-tomography-head-rule-to-patients-with-minimal-head-injury
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Kevin Davey, Turandot Saul, Geoffrey Russel, Jonathan Wassermann, Joshua Quaas
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Two clinical decision rules, the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria, set the standard to guide clinicians in determining which patients with minor head trauma need computed tomography (CT) imaging. Both rules were derived with patients with minor head injury who had had a loss of consciousness or witnessed disorientation. No evidence exists for evaluating patients and need for CT imaging with minimal head injury; that is, patients who had a head injury but no loss of consciousness or disorientation and therefore would have been excluded from the Canadian CT Head Rule and New Orleans Criteria trials...
May 9, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748138/defining-new-barriers-to-mobilisation-in-a-highly-active-intensive-care-unit-have-we-found-the-ceiling-an-observational-study
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Christopher Brock, Vince Marzano, Margot Green, Jiali Wang, Teresa Neeman, Imogen Mitchell, Bernie Bissett
BACKGROUND: Mobilisation of intensive care (ICU) patients attenuates ICU-acquired weakness, but the prevalence is low (12-54%). Better understanding of barriers and enablers may inform practice. OBJECTIVES: To identify barriers to mobilisation and factors associated with successful mobilisation in our medical /surgical /trauma ICU where mobilisation is well-established. METHODS: 4-week prospective study of frequency and intensity of mobilisation, clinical factors and barriers (extracted from electronic database)...
May 7, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745099/incidence-and-risk-assessment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-cancer-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-for-postoperative-care
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Jia-Xuan Xu, Jun Dong, Hong Ren, Xiao-Jie Chen, Yong Yang, Ren-Xiong Chen, Guo-Dong Wang, Hong-Zhi Wang
PURPOSE: Cancer patients undergoing surgery are at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The occurrence of VTE in Chinese cancer patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) for postoperative care is poorly characterized. This study was designed to investigate the incidence of VTE in this population and to evaluate the utility of the Caprini score in risk stratification. METHODS: 2127 consecutive adult patients admitted to a 10-bed surgical ICU (SICU) in a tertiary care academic hospital during a 4-year period (January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2016) were enrolled...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742586/long-term-survival-of-young-patients-surviving-icu-admission-with-severe-sepsis
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Heba Abu-Kaf, Yuval Mizrakli, Victor Novack, Jacob Dreiher
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis remains a disease with a high mortality rate. The study goal was to assess long-term survival of severe sepsis in young patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Patients admitted with sepsis to ICUs in seven tertiary hospitals between 2003 and 2011. PATIENTS: A total of 409 patients less than 45 years who survived to hospital discharge were age and sex matched with 818 patients with infectious disease without sepsis selected from internal medicine or surgical department admissions...
May 7, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739621/the-incidence-and-outcome-of-hyperlactatemia-in-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-after-elective-surgery
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Tatsuhiko Abe, Shigehiko Uchino, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Masanori Takinami
BACKGROUND: Although hyperlactatemia is often developed in critically ill patients, it is unclear whether hyperlactatemia is associated with poor prognosis for surgical ICU (SICU) patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis in an academic hospital in Tokyo. The maximum lactate was defined as the highest value within the SICU stay. The primary outcome was the composite outcome of in-hospital mortality, re-admission to the SICU or admission to the general ICU and emergency reoperation...
April 23, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726670/-clinical-significance-and-risk-factors-for-multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-colonization
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A Padilla-Serrano, J J Serrano-Castañeda, R Carranza-González, M P García-Bonillo
OBJECTIVE: To identify the main risk factors of rectal colonization by multidrug resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MRE), and their clinical impact. METHODS: An observational, prospective cohort study was carried out, between April 2016 and June 2017, where every Monday of each week rectal samples were taken from all the patients admitted at that moment in the Intensive Care Unit. We performed a descriptive analysis of all the variables collected during the study and a multivariate logistic regression analysis to determine the independent association of carriers of MRE against non-carriers and several possible risk factors...
May 4, 2018: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724988/total-gastric-necrosis-due-to-mucormycosis-a-rare-case-of-gastric-perforation
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Salah Termos, Feras Othman, Mohammad Alali, Bader M S Al Bader, Talal Alkhadher, Wael Fathi Hassanaiah, Ali Taqi, Abhijit Sapkal
BACKGROUND Spontaneous gastric perforation is usually a complication of peptic ulcer disease, or a postoperative complication resulting from gastric torsion. Mucormycosis (or zygomycosis) is an uncommon opportunistic fungal infection that is usually seen in immunocompromised patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This report is of a rare case of spontaneous gastric perforation due to mucormycosis infection. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old woman, with a past medical history of heroin abuse, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease treated by dialysis, presented to the emergency department with cellulitis of the arms...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718160/safety-and-feasibility-of-robotic-assisted-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy
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K Meredith, J Huston, O Andacoglu, R Shridhar
Esophagectomy is associated with substantial morbidity. Robotic surgery allows complex resections to be performed with potential benefits over conventional techniques. We applied this technology to transthoracic esophagectomy to assess safety, feasibility, and reliability of this technology. A retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing robotic-assisted Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy (RAIL) from 2009 to 2014 was conducted. Clinicopathologic factors and surgical outcomes were recorded and compared. All statistical tests were two-sided and a P-value of <0...
May 1, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716491/clinical-practice-variation-in-acute-severe-burn-injury
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T L Garside, R P Lee, A Delaney, D Milliss
The New South Wales (NSW) Statewide Burn Injury Service Database was reviewed to identify variations in clinical practice with respect to care of severely burn-injured patients in intensive care. We compared differences in practice relating to duration of endotracheal intubation and surgical grafting. In this retrospective observational study, we reviewed all intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to the two NSW adult burns centres, ICU A and ICU B, between January 2008 and December 2015. Data were analysed for association between duration of intubation and outcome...
May 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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