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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785952/diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-natriuretic-peptide-testing-for-chronic-heart-failure-in-ambulatory-care-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kathryn S Taylor, Jan Y Verbakel, Benjamin G Feakins, Christopher P Price, Rafael Perera, Clare Bankhead, Annette Plüddemann
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care natriuretic peptide tests in patients with chronic heart failure, with a focus on the ambulatory care setting. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Ovid Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Embase, Health Technology Assessment Database, Science Citation Index, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index until 31 March 2017...
May 21, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778856/single-versus-standard-multiview-assessment-of-global-longitudinal-strain-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiotoxicity-during-cancer-therapy
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Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Tomoko Negishi, Marc-Andre Coté, Martin Penicka, Richard Massey, Goo-Yeong Cho, Krassimira Hristova, Dragos Vinereanu, Bogdan A Popescu, Masaki Izumo, Kazuaki Negishi, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to compare echocardiographic measurements of global longitudinal strain (GLS) (using 3 apical views) with single-view longitudinal strain (LS, 4- or 2-chamber [4CV_LS and 2CV_LS, respectively]) for detection of cancer-therapy related cardiotoxicity. BACKGROUND: GLS is useful for the detection of cardiotoxicity, but the need for repeated measurements poses a significant burden on busy echocardiography laboratories. A single-view LS measurement, possibly at point of care, could improve efficiency...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761678/ultrasound-of-jugular-veins-for-assessment-of-acute-dyspnea-in-emergency-departments-and-for-the-assessment-of-acute-heart-failure
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Batsheva Tzadok, Shay Shapira, Eran Tal-Or
BACKGROUND: When a patient arrives at the emergency department (ED) presenting with symptoms of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), it is possible to reach a definitive diagnosis through many different venues, including medical history, physical examination, echocardiography, chest X-ray, and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a mainstream tool for diagnosis and treatment in the field of emergency medicine, as well as in various other departments in the hospital setting...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722491/-routine-preoperative-testing-in-adults-undergoing-elective-non-cardiothoracic-surgery
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REVIEW
N Benahmed, G Briat, K Rondia, J Vlayen
INTRODUCTION: The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE) developed a guideline about routine preoperative testing in adults undergoing elective non-cardiothoracic surgery. The guideline is intended for all care providers involved in the preoperative and perioperative management (incl. anesthesiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, lung specialists, radiologists, clinical biologists, general practitioners, etc). METHOD: A recent English guideline published by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) was used as a starting point and adapted to the Belgian context...
2018: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693941/pre-anesthetic-whole-body-point-of-care-ultrasonography
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Takeshi Nomura, Itaru Watanabe
Point-of-care ultrasonography has become widely used in diagnosis and managements of patients. In the field of anesthesiology, ultrasound guided nerve blocks and central venous catheterization (CVC), and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have become popular. Now, ultrasound devices are familiar to anesthesiologists. In pre-anesthetic patient risk evaluation, the sonographic results of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) or the examination of deep venous thrombus are often helpful for anesthesia planning...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686907/diagnosis-and-thrombolytic-management-of-massive-intraoperative-pulmonary-embolism-guided-by-point-of-care-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Roman Dudaryk, Julio Benitez Lopez, Jack Louro
Perioperative pulmonary embolism can go undetected until the sudden onset of cardiopulmonary collapse. Point of care echocardiography in such setting can narrow the differential diagnosis of precipitous instability and facilitate tailored, rather than empiric, therapy in the event of a massive pulmonary embolism. We describe the diagnosis and successful multidisciplinary management of intraoperative massive pulmonary embolism aided by both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Key aspects regarding the classification and treatment of pulmonary embolism are subsequently reviewed...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590670/ct-adp-point-of-care-assay-predicts-30-day-paravalvular-aortic-regurgitation-and-bleeding-events-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Marion Kibler, Benjamin Marchandot, Nathan Messas, Thibault Caspar, Flavien Vincent, Jean-Jacques Von Hunolstein, Lelia Grunebaum, Antje Reydel, Antoine Rauch, Ulun Crimizade, Michel Kindo, Tam Hoang Minh, Annie Trinh, Hélène Petit-Eisenmann, Fabien De Poli, Pierre Leddet, Laurence Jesel, Patrick Ohlmann, Sophie Susen, Eric Van Belle, Olivier Morel
BACKGROUND:  Paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PVAR) remains a frequent postprocedural concern following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Persistence of flow turbulence results in the cleavage of high-molecular-weight von Willebrand multimers, primary haemostasis dysfunction and may favour bleedings. Recent data have emphasized the value of a point-of-care measure of von Willebrand factor-dependent platelet function (closure time [CT] adenosine diphosphate [ADP]) in the monitoring of immediate PVAR...
March 28, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550326/cardiac-point-of-care-ultrasound-state-of-the-art-in-medical-school-education
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REVIEW
Amer M Johri, Joshua Durbin, Joseph Newbigging, Robert Tanzola, Ryan Chow, Sabe De, James Tam
The development of small, user friendly, handheld ultrasound devices has stimulated the growth of cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for the purpose of rapid, bedside cardiac assessment. Medical schools have begun integrating cardiac POCUS into their curricula. In this review the authors summarize the variable approaches taken by several medical training programs with respect to duration of POCUS training, prerequisite knowledge, and methods of delivering these skills (including e-learning, hands-on training, and simulation)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506763/intramural-atrial-hematoma-complicating-transesophageal-echocardiography-during-cardiac-arrest
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Benjamin Marchandot, François Levy, Nicola Santelmo, Paul-Michel Mertes, Olivier Morel
BACKGROUND: Adequate strategies using either transthoracic (TTE) or transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography in patients receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an ongoing area of research. OBJECTIVES: As transthoracic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) during cardiac arrest resuscitation might result in an increased duration of interruptions in the delivery of chest compressions; the use of TEE has been proposed as an alternative. METHODS: No technical complications of either TTE nor TEE are so far being reported in the literature...
May 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456596/bridging-the-logistical-gap-between-ultrasound-enthusiasm-and-accreditation
#10
George Reid, Jonathan Bedford, Ben Attwood
Point-of-care ultrasound is increasingly recognised as a valuable adjunct to patient care. Trainees in intensive care medicine are expected to accredit in focused intensive care echocardiography, but the availability of trained mentors and logistical/geographical factors make this difficult within the time constraints required. As a result, many trainees who are enthusiastic about point-of-care ultrasound find it difficult to achieve accreditation. We present a secure, web-based, multi-user system which mitigates many of these difficulties and allows for clinical mentorship to take place without geographical barriers, and at a time convenient for the participants...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395626/echocardiography-core-laboratory-reproducibility-of-cardiac-safety-assessments-in-cardio-oncology
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Michel G Khouri, Bonnie Ky, Gary Dunn, Ted Plappert, Virginia Englefield, Dawn Rabineau, Eric Yow, Huiman X Barnhart, Martin St John Sutton, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: As the potential for cancer therapy-related cardiac dysfunction is increasingly recognized, there is a need for the standardization of echocardiographic measurements and cut points to guide treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the reproducibility of cardiac safety assessments across two academic echocardiography core laboratories (ECLs) at the University of Pennsylvania and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. METHODS: To harmonize the application of guideline-recommended measurement conventions, the ECLs conducted multiple training sessions to align measurement practices for traditional and emerging assessments of left ventricular (LV) function...
March 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368313/the-use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-to-diagnose-patent-foramen-ovale-in-elective-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-patients-and-its-association-with-postoperative-delirium
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Nan Gai, Ronit Lavi, Philip M Jones, Hwa Lee, Douglas Naudie, Daniel Bainbridge
PURPOSE: Hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries are associated with embolism of materials such as air, cement, and fat. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common congenital cardiac condition that has been reported to lead to paradoxical embolism. This observational study aimed to investigate if the presence of a PFO was associated with an increased risk of postoperative delirium in patients undergoing primary elective hip or knee arthroplasties. METHOD: This was a prospective cohort study at a tertiary teaching hospital...
January 24, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324494/myocardial-protection-by-glucose-insulin-potassium-in-moderate-to-high-risk-patients-undergoing-elective-on-pump-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christoph Ellenberger, Tornike Sologashvili, Lukas Kreienbühl, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, John Diaper, Marc Licker
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome is a main cause of death after cardiac surgery. We sought to assess the impact of glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) to enhance myocardial protection in moderate- to high-risk patients undergoing on-pump heart surgery. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed in adult patients (Bernstein-Parsonnet score >7) scheduled for elective aortic valve replacement and/or coronary artery bypass surgery. Patients were randomized to GIK (20 IU of insulin, 10 mEq of potassium chloride in 50 mL of glucose 40%) or saline infusion given over 60 minutes on anesthetic induction...
April 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310938/evaluation-of-the-clinical-utility-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-invasive-monitoring-to-assess-right-ventricular-function-during-and-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy
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Thomas P Sullivan, James E Moore, Andrew A Klein, David P Jenkins, Lynne K Williams, Andrew Roscoe, Wendy Tsang
OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) have impaired right ventricular function. The authors sought to assess the clinical utility of commonly used perioperative echocardiographic and right heart catheter measurements in patients undergoing PEA. DESIGN: A single-center prospective observational study. SETTING: The study was conducted in a quaternary care cardiac surgical center in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing PEA between April 2015 and January 2016...
April 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285810/von-willebrand-factor-revisited
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Senan J Yasar, Obai Abdullah, William Fay, Sudarshan Balla
Degenerative aortic valve stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease seen in developed countries. Since the implementation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, there has been a surge of efforts to improve procedural technique as well as reduce mortality. Until recently, the mainstay method of assessment of valve implantation as well as paravalvular regurgitation has relied heavily on imaging techniques including transesophageal echocardiography and aortic root angiography. There has been a lot of scientific inquiry to identify biomarkers in the management of patients with aortic stenosis...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284171/post-tavi-follow-up-with-mdct-of-the-valve-prosthesis-technical-application-regular-findings-and-typical-local-post-interventional-complications
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Martin Soschynski, Fabio Capilli, Philipp Ruile, Franz-Josef Neumann, Mathias Langer, Tobias Krauss
BACKGROUND:  Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has evolved into an alternative procedure to surgical valve replacement for high-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis. Despite technical innovations, there is still a risk of complications during and after the intervention. After a TAVI procedure, ECG-gated multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) plays an important role in the early diagnosis of local complications. In this article, we explain for the first time how the technical acquisition of MDCT in the region of the aortic root is performed as post-interventional control of the TAVI prosthesis...
December 28, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273259/contemporary-application-of-point-of-care-echocardiography-in-the-emergency-department
#18
REVIEW
Jordan Chenkin, Clare L Atzema
Point-of-care echocardiography is revolutionizing the management of patients presenting with undifferentiated shock and cardiac arrest in the emergency department (ED). Its primary purpose is to aid the clinician in rapidly ruling in and ruling out life-threatening diagnoses at the bedside. In addition, it has become an important component of the clinical examination for stable patients seen in the ED with nonspecific signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath or syncope. Although first described to facilitate the diagnosis of pericardial effusions and cardiac standstill, ED echocardiography has since evolved and is now widely used by emergency physicians to help diagnose other important cardiovascular pathologic conditions that may be contributing to undifferentiated shock, such as left ventricular failure and right ventricular dilatation resulting from pulmonary embolism...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250515/basics-of-functional-echocardiography-in-children-and-neonates
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REVIEW
Cécile Tissot, Vincent Muehlethaler, Nicole Sekarski
Functional echocardiography has become an invaluable tool in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit. "Point-of-care," "target," or "focus" echocardiography allows bedside cardiac ultrasound evaluation of the hemodynamic status of the patient, helps in directing treatment, thus improves patients care. In order to be able to perform functional echocardiography, it is essential to understand the principles of ultrasound, to know the echocardiographic equipment and settings necessary to acquire the images...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229143/myocardial-functional-changes-in-transfemoral-versus-transapical-aortic-valve-replacement
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Niraj Asthana, Aditya Mantha, Eric H Yang, William Suh, Olcay Aksoy, Richard J Shemin, Gabriel Vorobiof, Peyman Benharash
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has greatly expanded the treatment options available for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high surgical risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared changes in myocardial function in TAVR with a transfemoral (TF) versus a transapical (TA) approach at a major tertiary hospital from 2012-2016. Traditional echocardiographic measures of cardiac structure and function were tracked, alongside the use of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography to measure myocardial strain and strain rates...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
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