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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778818/the-fate-of-the-tricuspid-valve-following-the-transatrial-closure-of-the-ventricular-septal-defect
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Raffaele Giordano, Massimiliano Cantinotti, Luigi Di Tommaso, Giuseppe Comentale, Andrea Tozzi, Emanuele Pilato, Gabriele Iannelli, Gaetano Palma
BACKGROUND: The transatrial repair of the ventricular septal defect (VSD) requires an adequate exposure of its rim. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of adopting the tricuspid valve incision (TVI) technique, either with detachment or radial incision, on the postoperative outcome of children undergoing surgical VSD repair. METHODS: From January 2008 to September 2017 we retrospectively enrolled 141 patients, divided into two groups: 97 patients were subjected to TVI (68...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770291/a-review-of-the-nunn-modified-single-patch-technique-for-atrioventricular-septal-defect-repair
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REVIEW
Tracy R Geoffrion, Kanchana Singappuli, John S K Murala
Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) is a common congenital cardiac surgical problem. Over the years, younger and smaller infants are having operations for this condition before irreversible cardio pulmonary changes occur. Traditionally a single or two patch techniques have been used to repair this defect. However, in the past two decades an innovative method of modified single patch technique popularized by Dr. Graham Nunn has gained worldwide popularity. This review discusses the origin, surgical principles, technique and outcomes of this method, popularly known as Nunn or Australian technique...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765176/impairments-of-postural-control-functional-performance-and-strength-in-morbidly-obese-patients-awaiting-bariatric-surgery-in-comparison-to-healthy-individuals
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Max Lennart Eckstein, Jimmy Bradley Lawrence, Christoph Otto, Peggy Kotsch, Janin Messerschmidt, Richard Michael Bracken, Othmar Moser
[Purpose] There is a lack of information evaluating specific markers of performance in patients awaiting bariatric surgery. We aimed to assess the postural control, functional performance, strength and endurance performance for morbidly obese patients awaiting bariatric surgery compared to lean controls. [Subjects and Methods] All parameters were assessed by modified Y-balance test, timed-up-and-go-test, maximum strength testing on resistance exercise equipment and cardio-pulmonary exercise testing on a cycle ergometer in 10 morbidly obese patients awaiting bariatric surgery and 10 age- and sex-matched lean controls...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763712/cerebral-tissue-oximetry-levels-during-prehospital-management-of-cardiac-arrest-a-prospective-observational-study
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Gregor Prosen, Strnad Matej, Stephanie J Doniger, Andrej Markota, Andraž Stožer, Vesna Borovnik-Lesjak, Dušan Mekiš
INTRODUCTION: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) enables continuous monitoring of regional oximetry (rSO2 ). The aim of this study was to describe dynamics of regional cerebral oximetry levels during out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) resuscitation, specifically around the time of restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). METHODS: This prospective observational study was performed in the prehospital setting during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of OHCA patients...
May 12, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745872/effects-of-autonomic-dysfunction-on-exercise-tolerance-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-without-clinical-and-instrumental-evidence-of-cardiac-and-pulmonary-involvement
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Marcello Di Paolo, Antonietta Gigante, Marta Liberatori, Liborio Sardo, Paolo Marinelli, Marco Rossetti, Paolo Palange, Luigi Tubani, Edoardo Rosato
OBJECTIVES: Autonomic dysfunction (AD) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) was already confirmed through heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a useful tool in early detection of exercise tolerance in SSc patients. Aim of the study was to assess the relationships existing between AD and exercise tolerance. METHODS: Thirty-two [4 M, 28 F; median age: 47.5 (20-65) years] consecutive SSc patients were enrolled. All patients underwent pulmonary function testing, incremental symptom-limited CPET and twenty-four hours ECG Holter recording with HRV analysis in time and frequency domain...
May 4, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740549/effects-of-12-week-combined-exercise-program-on-self-efficacy-physical-activity-level-and-health-related-physical-fitness-of-adults-with-intellectual-disability
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Garam Jo, Brenda Rossow-Kimball, Yongho Lee
The current study examined the effects of an exercise program on health related physical fitness, self-efficacy, and physical activity levels in adults with intellectual disability. The study used pre- and posttest experimental research design with a control group. Total of 23 adults with intellectual disability were recruited with 12 assigned for the exercise group and 11 for the control group, separately. The measures of health related physical fitness included cardio pulmonary endurance (step-test), body composition (bioelectrical impedance analysis), flexibility (sit and reach), muscle endurance (sit-up), and strength (hand grip strength)...
April 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737260/targeted-temperature-management-review-of-literature-and-guidelines-a-cardiologist-s-perspective
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Taimoor Hashim, Ranjith Shetty
Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains not an uncommon occurrence in USA and rest of the world. However, the survival to discharge following an episode of OHCA in adults is still very disappointing at around 10%. Several areas of improvement including education of general public in early Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by bystander, chest compression first, and improvement of Emergency Medical response time have had a positive effect in outcomes and survival but much still needs to be done. Recently new data has emerged with regards to post resuscitation care and mild induced hypothermia (now preferably called; targeted temperature management {TTM}) and several advances have been made...
May 7, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719811/unusual-long-survival-despite-severe-lung-disease-of-a-child-with-biallelic-loss-of-function-mutations-in-abca-3
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P El Boustany, R Epaud, C Grosse, F Barriere, E Grimont-Rolland, A Carsin, J C Dubus
Homozygous or compound heterozygous for frameshift or nonsense mutations in the ATP-binding cassette transporter A3 (ABCA3) is associated with neonatal respiratory failure and death within the first year of life without lung transplantation. We report the case of a newborn baby girl who developed severe respiratory distress soon after birth. She was diagnosed with compound heterozygous frameshift mutation of the ABCA3 gene. Despite extensive treatment (intravenous corticosteroids pulse therapy, oral corticosteroids, azithromycin, and hydroxychloroquine), she developed chronic respiratory failure...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718210/long-term-trends-of-use-of-health-service-among-heart-failure-patients
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Ahsan Rao, Dani Kim, Ara Darzi, Azeem Majeed, Paul Aylin, Alex Bottle
Aims: We aimed to identify subgroups in the patient population with different trajectories of long-term readmission rates. The study also aimed to assess common causes and their sequences of readmissions for each subgroup. Methods: Patients with a primary diagnosis of heart failure (HF) in the period 2008-2009 were identified using nationally representative primary care data linked to national hospital data, which contain information on 10.5 million patients. HF patients were followed up for 5 years...
April 28, 2018: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707826/pulmonary-hypertension-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-grade-3-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation
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Silvia R Cottini, Giovanna Brandi, Alberto Pagnamenta, Walter Weder, Reto A Schuepbach, Markus Béchir, Lars C Huber, Christian Benden
Grade 3 primary graft dysfunction (PGD3) represents the most important risk factor for patient mortality during the first year after lung transplantation (LTX). We investigated whether pretransplant pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a risk factor for the development of PGD3. This retrospective, single-center cohort study included 96 candidates undergoing right heart catheterization (RHC) prior to being listed for LTX between March 2000 and October 2015. Based on their mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) levels, the patients were classified into 3 groups: (1) <25 mm Hg, (2) 25-34 mm Hg and (3) ≥35 mm Hg...
April 6, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707152/advance-care-planning-and-outcome-in-pediatric-palliative-home-care
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Jessica I Hoell, Hannah L Weber, Stefan Balzer, Mareike Danneberg, Gabriele Gagnon, Laura Trocan, Arndt Borkhardt, Gisela Janßen, Michaela Kuhlen
Pediatric advance care planning seeks to ensure end-of-life care conforming to the patients/their families' preferences. To expand our knowledge of advance care planning and "medical orders for life-sustaining treatment" (MOLST) in pediatric palliative home care, we determined the number of patients with MOLST, compared MOLST between the four "Together for Short Lives" (TfSL) groups and analyzed, whether there was a relationship between the content of the MOLST and the patients' places of death...
April 3, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701428/anaesthetic-management-in-a-duchennne-muscle-dystrophy-patient-for-treatment-of-recurrent-pneumothorax
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Sara Mota, Liuba Germanova, Joana Cortesão, Teresa Paiva
INTRODUCTION: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an x linked recessive disorder. Long term prognosis is ominous, with development of respiratory distress and cardiomyopathy in advanced stage of the disease and expected death in the teens-to-mid 20s due to respiratory or cardiac failure. Peri-operative management of this patients is challenging due to difficult airway anatomy (macroglossia, limited neck and mandibular mobility). Additionally, they are at risk of developing malignant hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis and hyperkalemic cardiac arrest when exposed to halogenated inhalational anaesthetics and depolarizing muscle relaxants...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701363/david-operation-in-the-bicuspid-aortic-valve-population
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Pedro Magro, Marta Marques, Miguel Abecacis
INTRODUCTION: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the single most common cardiac congenital mal-formation with a prevalence of 1-2%. It is frequently associated with aortic disease including annular ectasia. Increasing evidence suggests that valve-sparing root re-implantation surgery combined with primary aortic valve repair can be performed with good midterm results in patients with BAV. METHODS: Our objective is to compare the short and long term results of David procedure in BAV patients with aortic root ectasia...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678652/octogenarians-undergoing-open-repair-have-higher-mortality-compared-to-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-of-intact-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-involving-the-visceral-vessels
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Satinderjit Locham, Muhammad Faateh, Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Besma Nejim, Mahmoud Malas
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that octogenarians have a higher risk of mortality compared to non-octogenarians undergoing open (OAR) and endovascular (EVAR) abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. Fenestrated-endovascular repair (F-EVAR) was approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 and has been populated as a less invasive approach to treat patients with suboptimal neck anatomy with favorable outcomes compared to traditional OAR. The aim of the study is to compare 30-day outcomes of F-EVAR vs...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656704/phenomenon-of-moral-distress-through-the-aspect-of-interpretive-interactionism
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Hsun-Kuei Ko, Chi-Chun Chin, Min-Tao Hsu, Shu-Li Lee
BACKGROUND: Most previous studies on moral distress focused on the factors that cause moral distress, paying inadequate attention to the moral conflict of nurses' values, the physician-nurse power hierarchy, and the influence of the culture. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: To analyze the main causes for moral distress with interpretive interactionism. RESEARCH DESIGN: A qualitative study was adopted. PARTICIPANTS: Through purposeful sampling, 32 nurses from 12 different departments were chosen as the samples...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644988/a-randomized-comparison-trial-of-two-and-four-step-approaches-to-teaching-cardio-pulmonary-reanimation
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Giorgio Lapucci, Barbara Bondi, Ivan Rubbi, Valeria Cremonini, Erica Moretti, Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Daniela Magnani, Paola Ferri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: The treatment of cardiac arrest in an extra-hospital environment improves with the increase in the number of people able to establish an early Cardio-Pulmonary Reanimation (CPR). The main aim of the study was to assess the validity of the two-step method in case of prolonged CPR. METHODS: A randomized comparison study was conducted in the University Nursing School of a Northern Italian town, during the 2015/16 academic year, among 60 students, to teach them CPR techniques, through two different teaching methods (4-step and the 2-step of CPR training)...
February 23, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644580/on-the-efficacy-of-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-and-epinephrine-following-cyanide-and-h-2-s-intoxication-induced-cardiac-asystole
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Annick Judenherc-HaouzI, Takashi Sonobe, Vikhyat S Bebarta, Philippe Haouzi
This study was aimed at determining the efficacy of epinephrine, followed by chest compressions, in producing a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during cyanide (CN)- or hydrogen sulfide (H2 S)-induced toxic cardiac pulseless electrical activity (PEA) in the rat. Thirty-nine anesthetized rats were exposed to either intravenous KCN (n = 27) or H2 S solutions (n = 12), at a rate that led to a PEA within less than 10 min. In the group intoxicated by CN, 20 rats were mechanically ventilated and received either epinephrine (0...
April 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626610/health-related-quality-of-life-after-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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T Spangenberg, J Schewel, A Dreher, F Meincke, E Bahlmann, H van der Schalk, F Kreidel, C Frerker, M Stoeck, B Bein, K-H Kuck, A Ghanem
BACKGROUND: Recent data identifies extracorporeal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) as a potential addendum of conventional cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (cCPR) in highly specified circumstances and selected patients. However, consented criteria indicating eCPR are lacking. Therefore we provide first insights into the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes of patients treated with eCPR in a real world setting. METHODS: Retrospective single-center experience of 60 consecutive patients treated with eCPR between 01/2014 and 06/2016 providing 1-year survival- and HRQoL data obtained through the Short-Form 36 Survey (SF-36) after refractory out-of-hospital- (OHCA) and in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) of presumed cardiac etiology...
April 4, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622970/sudden-cardiac-death-with-triple-pathologies-a-case-report
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R Razuin, F Nurquin, M N Shahidan, M N Julina
Sudden cardiac death in young adults may be associated with rare cardiomyopathies such as left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) and arrhythmogenic right ventricular (ARVC) cardiomyopathies. LVNC is characterised by hypertrabeculations and deep recesses of the left ventricle. ARVC presents with thin myocardium as a result of extensive fibro-fatty infiltrations. In both conditions, death may be due to arrhythmia, thromboembolic events or heart failure. We report a case of a 21-year old athletic young man who collapsed at the futsal court right after the game...
June 2017: Egypt Heart J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608593/heart-rate-dynamics-during-cardio-pulmonary-exercise-testing-are-associated-with-glycemic-control-in-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes
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Othmar Moser, Max L Eckstein, Olivia McCarthy, Rachel Deere, Stephen C Bain, Hanne L Haahr, Eric Zijlstra, Tim Heise, Richard M Bracken
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the degree and direction (kHR) of the heart rate to performance curve (HRPC) during cardio-pulmonary exercise (CPX) testing and explored the relationship with diabetes markers, anthropometry and exercise physiological markers in type 1 diabetes (T1DM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-four people with T1DM (13 females; age: 34 ± 8 years; HbA1c: 7.8 ± 1% (62 ± 13 mmol.mol-1) performed a CPX test until maximum exhaustion. kHR was calculated by a second-degree polynomial representation between post-warm up and maximum power output...
2018: PloS One
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