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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233098/intractable-ascites-associated-with-mycophenolate-in-a-simultaneous-kidney-pancreas-transplant-patient-a-case-report
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Nina T Weber, Ali Sigaroudi, Alexander Ritter, Andreas Boss, Kuno Lehmann, David Goodman, Stefan Farese, Stefan Weiler, Thomas F Mueller
BACKGROUND: Mycophenolic acid (MPA), either given as an ester pro-drug or as an enteric-coated sodium salt, is the most commonly prescribed anti-proliferative immunosuppressive agent used following organ transplantation and widely applied in immune-mediated diseases. Clinicians are well aware of common adverse reactions related to MPA treatment, in particular diarrhea, leukopenia and infections. Here we report a case of severe, persistent ascites associated with MPA treatment. The otherwise unexplained and intractable ascites, requiring repeated paracenteses for more than 8 months, rapidly ceased with stopping the MPA treatment...
December 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229261/preliminary-experience-in-combined-somatic-and-cerebral-oximetry-monitoring-in-liver-transplantation
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Tina Hu, Yves Collin, Réal Lapointe, François Martin Carrier, Luc Massicotte, Annik Fortier, Jean Lambert, Franck Vandenbroucke-Menu, André Y Denault
OBJECTIVE: The use of cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has become widespread in cardiac surgery after research demonstrated an association between perioperative cerebral desaturations and postoperative complications. Somatic NIRS desaturation also is associated with an increased risk of postoperative complications and mortality. The objective of this study was to explore the trends of both somatic and cerebral NIRS during liver transplantation. DESIGN: A prospective, single-site, observational case series...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223945/-heart-transplantation-in-an-hiv-infected-patient
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Pablo Mouras, Laura Barcán, César Belziti, Rodolfo Pizarro, Noelia Mañez, Ricardo Marenchino
Because of its own unfavourable evolution, HIV infection was until recently considered a contraindication for organ transplantation. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy prolonged the life expectancy of these patients and allowed the manifestation of disorders directly or indirectly related to HIV infection, mainly liver, kidney and cardiovascular diseases. We present a case of cardiac transplantation due to dilated cardiomyopathy that was performed in a patient with a recently detected HIV infection...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223440/outcomes-of-cardiac-pacing-in-adult-patients-after-a-fontan-operation
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Alexander C Egbe, Geoffery D Huntley, Heidi M Connolly, Naser M Ammash, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Arooj R Khan, Sameh M Said, Emmanuel Akintoye, Carole A Warnes, Suraj Kapa
BACKGROUND: Cardiac pacing can be challenging after a Fontan operation, and limited data exist regarding pacing in adult Fontan patients. The objectives of our study were to determine risk factors for pacing and occurrence of device-related complications (DRCs) and pacemaker reinterventions. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of Fontan patients from 1994 through 2014. We defined DRCs as lead failure, lead recall, cardiac perforation, lead thrombus/vegetation, or device-related infection, and cardiovascular adverse events (CAEs) as venous thrombosis, stroke, death, or heart transplant...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223421/a-prospective-multi-institutional-cohort-study-of-mediastinal-infections-after-cardiac-operations
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Louis P Perrault, Katherine A Kirkwood, Helena L Chang, John C Mullen, Brian C Gulack, Michael Argenziano, Annetine C Gelijns, Ravi K Ghanta, Bryan A Whitson, Deborah L Williams, Nancy M Sledz-Joyce, Brian Lima, Giampaolo Greco, Nishit Fumakia, Eric A Rose, John D Puskas, Eugene H Blackstone, Richard D Weisel, Michael E Bowdish
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal infections are a potentially devastating complication of cardiac operations. This study analyzed the frequency, risk factors, and perioperative outcomes of mediastinal infections after cardiac operations. METHODS: In 2010, 5,158 patients enrolled in a prospective study evaluating infections after cardiac operations and their effect on readmissions and mortality for up to 65 days after the procedure. Clinical and demographic characteristics, operative variables, management practices, and outcomes were compared for patients with and without mediastinal infections, defined as deep sternal wound infection, myocarditis, pericarditis, or mediastinitis...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223373/adverse-prognostic-factors-for-morbidity-and-mortality-during-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Jason C Yeh, Brandon R Shank, Denái R Milton, Muzaffar H Qazilbash
Patients with immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis undergoing peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell (PBSC) mobilization for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HCT) can experience significant morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to describe the adverse events and identify prognostic factors associated with the development of morbidity and mortality in patients with AL amyloidosis who had begun PBSC mobilization for auto-HCT. A retrospective study was performed in 101 consecutive patients with AL amyloidosis who underwent PBSC mobilization for auto-HCT between January 2006 and December 2013...
December 6, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206745/cardiosphere-derived-cells-and-ischemic-heart-failure
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Carmel Ashur, William H Frishman
After a myocardial infarction, heart tissue becomes irreversibly damaged, leading to scar formation and inevitably ischemic heart failure. Of the many available interventions after a myocardial infarction, such as percutaneous intervention or pharmacological optimization, none can reverse the ischemic insult on the heart and restore cardiac function. Thus, the only available cure for patients with scarred myocardium is allogeneic heart transplantation, which comes with extensive costs, risks, and complications...
January 2018: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199112/-management-of-patients-with-major-beta-thalassemia-in-a-paediatric-department-in-the-south-of-tunisia-about-26-cases
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I Maaloul, O Laaroussi, I Jedidi, L Sfaihi, S Kmiha, T Kamoun, H Aloulou, M Hachicha
AIM: Our objectives were to assess the management of patients with major thalassemia and identify the various complications and monitoring means. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 26 β-thalassemic patients in the department of paediatrics, Hédi Chaker hospital, Sfax, Tunisia during a period of 25 years (from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 2014). RESULTS: The mean age of the beginning of transfusion was 11.5 months...
November 30, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198687/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-resulting-in-cardiac-arrest-in-a-patient-undergoing-liver-transplantation
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M Güner Can, A Özer, M İyigün, B Vural Gökay, R Emiroğlu
Cardiac complications during and after liver transplantation are a common cause of death. Although considered to be uncommon, takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which is characterized by reversible left ventricular akinesis without coronary artery obstruction, is becoming increasingly reported. Herein we have presented a case of reversible stress-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy resulting in cardiac arrest in a patient undergoing liver transplantation.
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198634/intraoperative-administration-of-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-reduces-blood-requirements-in-cardiac-transplantation
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Gina H Sun, Visal Patel, Ingrid Moreno-Duarte, Farhad Zahedi, Eric Ursprung, Greg Couper, Fred Y Chen, Ian J Welsby, Raymond Comenzo, Grace Kao, Frederick C Cobey
OBJECTIVE: Assessing the efficacy of intraoperative 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) use in blood product utilization, time to chest closure, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay (LOS), thromboembolic complications, renal injury and mortality in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients on home anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of OHT patients at Tufts Medical Center from May 2013 to October 2016...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197471/comparison-of-utilization-trends-indications-and-complications-of-endomyocardial-biopsy-in-native-versus-donor-hearts-from-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-2002-to-2014
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Vikas Singh, Rodrigo Mendirichaga, Ghanshyambhai T Savani, Alex Rodriguez, Vanessa Blumer, Sammy Elmariah, Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, Igor Palacios
Native heart endomyocardial biopsy (NH-EMB) is an infrequently performed procedure. The objective of this study is to describe utilization trends, indications, and complications associated with NH-EMB in the United States and compare them with transplanted heart endomyocardial biopsy (TH-EMB). Using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample database, we identified 71,105 adult patients undergoing EMB in the inpatient setting in participating hospitals from 2002 to 2014. A total of 20,770 (29%) were performed on NHs (mean age 52...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189109/monocentric-experience-of-leadless-pacing-with-focus-on-challenging-cases-for-conventional-pacemaker
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Christophe Garweg, Joris Ector, Gabor Voros, Adèle Greyling, Bert Vandenberk, Stefaan Foulon, Rik Willems
AIM: Leadless cardiac pacemaker has been developed to reduce complications related to cardiac pacing and is considered as an alternative to conventional pacemaker although safety and efficacy data in clinical practice are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy profile of Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) used in daily clinical activity with a focus on challenging cases for conventional pacing. METHODS: A total of 66 patients (46 men, 79...
November 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176139/preoperative-evaluation-and-midterm-outcomes-after-the-surgical-correction-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-50-infants-and-children
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Hui-Li Zhang, Shou-Jun Li, Xu Wang, Jun Yan, Zhong-Dong Hua
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rather rare congenital anomaly that has a profound effect on heart function. This study aimed to retrospectively illustrate the perioperative clinical features, therapy experience, and midterm outcomes after surgical correction, and to determine the value of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and myocardial viability in differentiating critically ill patients among infants and children with ALCAPA...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174777/cardiac-surgery-outcomes-in-abdominal-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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Takushi Kohmoto, Satoru Osaki, Dixon B Kaufman, Glen Leverson, Nilto DeOliveira, Shahab A Akhter, Susan Ulschmid, Lucian Lozonschi, Entela B Lushaj
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a cause of morbidity and mortality in organ transplant recipients. Cardiac surgery after organ transplantation is not uncommon in this population. We evaluated 30-day outcomes and long-term survival of abdominal transplant recipients undergoing cardiac surgery at our institution. METHODS: In all, 138 patients with previous kidney, kidney-pancreas, and liver transplants underwent cardiac surgery from 2000 to 2016. Propensity score (ratio 1:3) matched 115 abdominal transplant with 345 patients undergoing cardiac surgery without a history of abdominal transplant...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168549/first-polish-analysis-of-the-treatment-of-advanced-heart-failure-in-children-with-the-use-of-berlinheart-excor-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Szymon Pawlak, Roman Przybylski, Janusz Skalski, Joanna Śliwka, Andrzej Kansy, Adam Grzybowski, Arkadiusz Wierzyk, Jacek Białkowski, Bohdan Maruszewski, Marian Zembala
BACKGROUND: The treatment of advanced heart failure in children and infants poses a serious management problem. Heart failure in that patient group is usually of congenital etiology. The treatment schedules for pediatric patients are in most cases adapted from the guidelines for treatment of adults. Up to 2009, the treatment of that extremely difficult group of patients was limited to pharmacological therapy and occasional heart transplantations. Constantly increasing problems with recruiting donors, especially for the pediatric group, contribute to the fact that mechanical support with the use of ventricular assist devices is for many children the only chance to survive the period of waiting for a heart donor...
November 23, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153773/spectrum-and-outcome-of-patients-who-have-undergone-implantation-of-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-after-aborted-sudden-cardiac-arrest
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Fabrice Extramiana, Benjamin Stordeur, Vincent Furioli, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Nicolas Lellouche, Vincent Algalarrondo, Emilie Varlet, Anne Messali, Eloi Marijon, Antoine Leenhardt
Most of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) secondary prevention studies have been published 2 decades ago. We aimed to describe a contemporary cohort of patients who have undergone implantation of an ICD after an aborted-sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). We retrospectively evaluated consecutive patients referred to our centers between 2005 and 2013. Predictors of overall mortality or heart transplant were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards models. A total of 250 patients (76.4% male, 48.7 ± 16...
October 20, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153738/pregnancy-outcomes-following-cardiac-transplantation
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Rohan D'Souza, Elisabeth Soete, Candice K Silversides, Nusrat Zaffar, Tim Van Mieghem, Johan Van Cleemput, Catriona Bhagra, Mathew Sermer, Heather Ross
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to report pregnancy outcomes in women following cardiac transplantation. METHODS: This was a descriptive retrospective cohort study of women with pregnancies following cardiac transplantation managed at two large tertiary centres in Canada and Belgium between 2001 and 2017. RESULTS: Sixteen women had 17 singleton pregnancies following cardiac transplantation. The mean maternal age was 28 ± 5.8, and the transplant-to-pregnancy interval was 7...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148208/comparison-of-long-term-outcome-in-anthracycline-related-versus-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-a-single-centre-experience
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Alessandra Fornaro, Iacopo Olivotto, Luigi Rigacci, Mauro Ciaccheri, Benedetta Tomberli, Cecilia Ferrantini, Raffaele Coppini, Francesca Girolami, Francesco Mazzarotto, Marco Chiostri, Massimo Milli, Niccolò Marchionni, Gabriele Castelli
AIMS: Cardiac dysfunction is a severe complication of anthracycline-containing anticancer therapy. The outcome of anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (AICM) compared with other non-ischaemic causes of heart failure (HF), such as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), is unresolved. The aim of this study was to compare the survival of AICM patients with an IDCM cohort followed at our centre from 1990 to 2016. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 67 patients (67% female, 50 ± 15 years) with AICM, defined as onset of otherwise unexplained left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤50% following anthracycline therapy, and 488 IDCM patients (28% female, 55 ± 12 years)...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142490/postoperative-elevated-resistive-indices-do-not-predict-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-in-extended-criteria-donor-livers
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Eric J Siskind, Fauzia Vandermeer, Tamar R Siskind, David A Bruno, Samuel Sultan, Josue Alvarez-Casas, Arielle Stafford, Barton Lane, John C Lamattina, Rolf N Barth, Steven I Hanish
Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were analyzed in standard criteria donor (SCD), extended criteria donor (ECD), and donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver allografts to determine if elevated resistive indices (RIs) are consistently present and if they are pathological. Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were reviewed from 115 consecutive patients. Hepatic arterial RIs were stratified based on the type of donor: DCD, macrosteatosis (>30%), or standard criteria. In all patients with elevated RI, subsequent ultrasounds were reviewed to demonstrate RI normalization...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132931/hybrid-surgical-versus-percutaneous-access-epicardial-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation
#20
Anthony Li, Justin Hayase, Duc Do, Eric Buch, Marmar Vaseghi, Olujimi A Ajijola, Carlos Macias, Yuliya Krokhaleva, Houman Khakpour, Noel G Boyle, Peyman Benharash, Reshma Biniwale, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jason S Bradfield
BACKGROUND: There is limited experience of surgical epicardial access in the contemporary era of ventricular tachycardia ablation after prior cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: To describe our institutional experience with surgical epicardial access, the influence of surgical approach and compare outcomes to a propensity-matched percutaneous epicardial access control group. METHODS: A retrospective study of consecutive surgical epicardial VT ablation cases from a single center was performed...
November 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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