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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916861/predictors-of-adherence-to-enhanced-recovery-pathway-elements-after-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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Juan Mata, Julio F Fiore, Nicolo Pecorelli, Barry L Stein, Sender Liberman, Patrick Charlebois, Liane S Feldman
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced recovery pathways (ERP) include a bundle of evidence-based preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative interventions that together reduce morbidity and length of stay after colorectal surgery. Increased adherence with the bundle is associated with better postoperative outcomes, but adherence is lowest in the postoperative period. Identifying risk factors for lower adherence may help design quality improvement strategies. The aim of this study was to estimate the extent to which patient, procedural, and organizational factors predict adherence to postoperative ERP elements in laparoscopic colorectal surgery...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916601/gait-speed-can-predict-advanced-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-who-undergo-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insights-from-a-japanese-multicenter-registry
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Seiji Kano, Masanori Yamamoto, Tetsuro Shimura, Ai Kagase, Masanao Tsuzuki, Atsuko Kodama, Yutaka Koyama, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Kenichi Shibata, Norio Tada, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shinichi Shirai, Kazuki Mizutani, Minoru Tabata, Hiroshi Ueno, Kensuke Takagi, Akihiro Higashimori, Toshiaki Otsuka, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
BACKGROUND: Gait speed reflects an important factor of frailty and is associated with an increased risk of late mortality in patients with cardiac disease. This study sought to assess the prognostic value of gait speed in elderly patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated the 5-m or 15-feet gait speed (m/sec) in 1256 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation using data from the OCEAN-TAVI Japanese multicenter registry (Optimized Catheter Valvular Intervention-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899285/predicting-rehabilitation-length-of-stay-in-canada-it-s-not-just-about-impairment
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B Catharine Craven, Dilnur Kurban, Farnoosh Farahani, Carly S Rivers, Chester Ho, A Gary Linassi, Dany H Gagnon, Colleen O'Connell, Karen Ethans, Laurent J Bouyer, Vanessa K Noonan
INTRODUCTION: Current tertiary Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) rehabilitation funding and rehabilitation length of stay (R-LOS) in most North American jurisdictions are linked to an individual's impairment. Our objectives were to: 1) describe the impact of relevant demographic, impairment and medical complexity variables at rehabilitation admission on R-LOS among adult Canadians with traumatic SCI; and 2) identify factors which extend R-LOS. METHODS: Data from 1,376 adults with traumatic SCI were obtained via chart abstraction and administrative data linkage from 15 Rick Hansen SCI Registry sites (2004-2014)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875883/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-a-resource-limited-south-african-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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C Geldenhuys, A Dramowski, A Jenkins, A Bekker
BACKGROUND: The rate of central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in South African (SA) public sector neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is unknown. Tygerberg Children's Hospital (TCH), Cape Town, introduced a neonatal CLABSI surveillance and prevention programme in August 2012. OBJECTIVES: To describe CLABSI events and identify risk factors for development of CLABSI in a resource-limited NICU. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted using prospectively collected NICU CLABSI events matched to four randomly selected controls, sampled from the NICU registry between 9 August 2012 and 31 July 2014...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870003/outcomes-of-patients-with-severely-calcified-aorto-ostial-coronary-lesions-who-underwent-orbital-atherectomy
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Michael S Lee, Evan Shlofmitz, Jeremy Kong, Pratyaksh K Srivastava, Saif Al Yaseen, Fernando A Sosa, Melissa Gallant, Richard Shlofmitz
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the feasibility and safety of orbital atherectomy in patients with severely calcified aorto-ostial coronary artery lesions. BACKGROUND: The treatment of calcified aorta-ostial coronary artery lesions is technically challenging. Orbital atherectomy can potentially damage the guiding catheter if it is not retracted sufficiently during treatment of ostial lesions. Orbital atherectomy can also excessively whip if the guiding catheter is not close enough to the ostium to provide sufficient support...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864699/uterine-balloon-tamponade-as-an-adjunct-to-misoprostol-for-the-treatment-of-uncontrolled-postpartum-haemorrhage-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-benin-and-mali
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Alexandre Dumont, Cécile Bodin, Benjamin Hounkpatin, Thomas Popowski, Mamadou Traoré, René Perrin, Patrick Rozenberg
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of low-cost uterine tamponade as an adjunct to misoprostol for the treatment of uncontrolled postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Seven healthcare facilities in Cotonou, Benin and Bamako, Mali. POPULATION: Women delivering vaginally who had clinically diagnosed PPH that was suspected to be due to uterine atony, who were unresponsive to oxytocin and who needed additional uterotonics...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862932/atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-us-ambulatory-cardiology-practices-and-the-potential-for-uptake-of-catheter-ablation-an-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-ncdr-%C3%A2-research-to-practice-r2p-project
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Jehu S Mathew, Lucas N Marzec, Kevin F Kennedy, Philip G Jones, Paul D Varosy, Frederick A Masoudi, Thomas M Maddox, Larry A Allen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction frequently coexist. The AATAC (Ablation versus Amiodarone for Treatment of persistent Atrial fibrillation in patients with Congestive heart failure and an implantable device) trial suggests that catheter ablation may benefit these patients. However, applicability to contemporary ambulatory cardiology practice is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the outpatient National Cardiovascular Data Registry(®) Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Registry, we identified participants meeting AATAC enrollment criteria between 2013 and 2014...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862376/rationale-and-design-of-a-global-registry-to-evaluate-real-world-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-high-risk-of-stroke-treated-with-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-using-the-amplatzer-amulet-device-perspective-of-available-ongoing-registries
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David Hildick-Smith, Hans-Christoph Diener, Boris Schmidt, Vincent Paul, Magnus Settergren, Emmanuel Teiger, John Camm, Claudio Tondo, Ulf Landmesser
OBJECTIVES: To describe the rationale and design of a global prospective registry on catheter-based left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion using the second generation AMPLATZER Amulet LAA occlusion device and to provide a comprehensive perspective on available/ongoing registries for catheter-based LAA occlusion. BACKGROUND: Given the increasing clinical application of catheter-based LAA occlusion, there is an important need for prospective real-world clinical data regarding this cardiac intervention...
September 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844214/efficacy-of-topical-chamomile-on-the-incidence-of-phlebitis-due-to-an-amiodarone-infusion-in-coronary-care-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maryam Sharifi-Ardani, Leili Yekefallah, Saeed Asefzadeh, Marjan Nassiri-Asl
BACKGROUND: Amiodarone is a useful antiarrhythmic drug. Phlebitis, caused by intravenous amiodarone, is common in patients in coronary care units (CCUs). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of topical chamomile on the incidence of phlebitis due to the administration of an amiodarone infusion into the peripheral vein. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This was a randomized, double-blind clinical trial, conducted on 40 patients (n = 20 per group) in two groups-an intervention group (chamomile ointment) and a control group (lanoline, as a placebo), hospitalized in the CCUs and undergoing an amiodarone infusion into the peripheral vein over 24 h...
September 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837624/rare-variants-in-genes-encoding-the-cardiac-sodium-channel-and-associated-compounds-and-their-impact-on-outcome-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Daniela Husser, Laura Ueberham, Gerhard Hindricks, Petra Büttner, Christie Ingram, Peter Weeke, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Volker Adams, Arash Arya, Philipp Sommer, Dawood Darbar, Dan M Roden, Andreas Bollmann
AIM: Rare variants of genes encoding the cardiac sodium channel and associated compounds have been linked with atrial fibrillation (AF). Nevertheless, current expert consensus does not support genetic testing in AF, which is in part based on the fact that "there is no therapeutic impact derived from AF genetic test results". However, there are no studies available supporting this recommendation. Consequently, this study analyzed the impact of rare variants affecting the cardiac sodium channel on rhythm outcome of AF catheter ablation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836342/single-trans-septal-access-technique-for-left-atrial-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-guide-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Daniel Aguirre, Christian Pincetti, Luis Perez, Carlos Deck, Mario Alfaro, Maria Jesus Vergara, Gabriel Maluenda
OBJECTIVE: This registry aimed to describe the safety and feasibility of a single trans-septal (TS) access technique for left intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance of left-atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is currently accepted as an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who are at high-risk for bleeding. Currently, LAA closure procedure is typically performed under trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) guidance...
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825567/cardiogenic-shock-with-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-rena-shock-st
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Yanina Castillo Costa, Víctor M Mauro, Mauro García Aurelio, Carlos Barrero, Adrián Charask, Juan A Gagliardi
Cardiogenic shock (CS) in the setting of an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe complication and constitutes one of the principal causes of death associated with this condition. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics, treatment strategies and hospital outcome of CS associated with STEMI in Argentina. The Argentine Registry of Cardiogenic Shock (ReNA-Shock) was a prospective and multicenter registry of consecutive patients with CS hospitalized in 64 centers in Argentina between July 2013 and May 2015...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807405/initiation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rapid-response-team-to-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Brett J Carroll, Heather Pemberton, Kenneth A Bauer, Louis M Chu, Jeffrey L Weinstein, Barbara L Levarge, Duane S Pinto
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can result in rapid clinical decompensation in many patients. With increasing patient complexity and advanced treatment options for PE, multidisciplinary, rapid response teams can optimize risk stratification and expedite management strategies. The Massive And Submassive Clot On-call Team (MASCOT) was created at our institution, which comprised specialists from cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, interventional radiology, and cardiac surgery. MASCOT offers rapid consultation 24 hours a day with a web-based conference call to review patient data and discuss management of patients with high-risk PE...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806216/psoas-versus-femoral-blocks-a-registry-analysis-of-risks-and-benefits
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Hagen Bomberg, Andrea Huth, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Paul Kessler, Hinnerk Wulf, Thomas Standl, André Gottschalk, Jens Döffert, Werner Hering, Jürgen Birnbaum, Claudia Spies, Bernd Kutter, Jörg Winckelmann, Gerald Burgard, Oliver Vicent, Thea Koch, Daniel I Sessler, Thomas Volk, Alexander Raddatz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Psoas blocks are an alternative to femoral nerve blocks and have the potential advantage of blocking the entire lumbar plexus. However, the psoas muscle is located deeply, making psoas blocks more difficult than femoral blocks. In contrast, while femoral blocks are generally easy to perform, the inguinal region is prone to infection. We thus tested the hypothesis that psoas blocks are associated with more insertion-related complications than femoral blocks but have fewer catheter-related infections...
August 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805341/treatment-options-for-severe-pulmonary-embolism-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period-a-systematic-review
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G Martillotti, F Boehlen, H Robert-Ebadi, N Jastrow, M Righini, M Blondon
Essentials The evidence on how to manage life-threatening pregnancy-related pulmonary embolism (PE) is scarce. We systematically reviewed all available cases of (sub)massive PE until December 2016. Thrombolysis in such severe PE was associated with a high maternal survival (94%). The major bleeding risk was much greater in the postpartum (58%) than antepartum period (18%). SUMMARY: Background Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy or the postpartum period is a rare but dramatic event...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801387/microbubbles-and-ultrasound-accelerated-thrombolysis-must-for-peripheral-arterial-occlusions-protocol-for-a-phase-ii-single-arm-trial
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Harm P Ebben, Johanna H Nederhoed, Rutger J Lely, Willem Wisselink, Kakkhee Yeung
INTRODUCTION: Acute peripheral arterial occlusions can be treated with intra-arterial catheter-directed thrombolysis as an alternative to surgical thromboembolectomy. Although less invasive, this treatment is time-consuming and carries a significant risk of haemorrhagic complications. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound using microbubbles could accelerate dissolution of thrombi by thrombolytic medications due to mechanical effects caused by oscillation; this could allow for lower dosages of thrombolytics and faster thrombolysis, thereby reducing the risk of haemorrhagic complications...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798021/progression-from-esophageal-thermal-asymptomatic-lesion-to-perforation-complicating-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-single-center-registry
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Philipp Halbfass, Borche Pavlov, Patrick Müller, Karin Nentwich, Kai Sonne, Sebastian Barth, Karsten Hamm, Franziska Fochler, Andreas Mügge, Ulrich Lüsebrink, Rainer Kuhn, Thomas Deneke
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of patients demonstrate endoscopically detected asymptomatic esophageal lesions (EDEL) after atrial fibrillation ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients undergoing first atrial fibrillation ablation and postinterventional esophageal endoscopy were included in the study. Occurrence of esophageal perforating complications during follow-up was related to documented EDEL (category 1: erythema/erosion; category 2: ulcer). In total, 1802 patients underwent first atrial fibrillation ablation procedure between January 2013 and August 2016 at our institution...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797424/retrograde-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-through-ipsilateral-collateral-channels-a-multicenter-registry
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Lorenzo Azzalini, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Susanna Benincasa, Paul Knaapen, Stefan P Schumacher, Joseph Dens, Joren Maeremans, Adriaan O Kraaijeveld, Leo Timmers, Michael Behnes, Ibrahim Akin, Aurel Toma, Franz-Josef Neumann, Antonio Colombo, Mauro Carlino, Kambis Mashayekhi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the procedural aspects and outcomes of retrograde chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) through ipsilateral collateral channels (ILCs). BACKGROUND: Retrograde CTO PCI via ILCs is rarely performed, usually when no other retrograde options exist, and available evidence derives mostly from case reports. METHODS: A large retrospective multinational registry was compiled, including all consecutive patients undergoing retrograde CTO PCI through ILCs at 6 centers between September 2011 and October 2016...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779785/symptomatic-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients-mid-term-results-of-primary-stenting
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Mafalda Massara, Giovanni De Caridi, Antonino Alberti, Pietro Volpe, Francesco Spinelli
This clinical report details the results of endovascular treatment of symptomatic superior vena cava syndrome due to central vein stenosis or obstruction (CVSO) by stent angioplasty in patients with dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease. A 3-year retrospective review of two institutional registries identified 25 chronic hemodialysis patients (17 men, 8 women) affected by CVSO who received endovascular treatment. The majority of the patients (n = 19) presented with symptomatic arm, breast, and facial swelling; and 6 patients presented with dialysis-access dysfunction and venous-line hypertension...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749967/predictors-of-nonfunctional-arteriovenous-access-at-hemodialysis-initiation-and-timing-of-access-creation-a-registry-based-study
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Natalia Alencar de Pinho, Raphael Coscas, Marie Metzger, Michel Labeeuw, Carole Ayav, Christian Jacquelinet, Ziad A Massy, Bénédicte Stengel
Determinants of nonfunctional arteriovenous (AV) access, including timing of AV access creation, have not been sufficiently described. We studied 29 945 patients who had predialysis AV access placement and were included in the French REIN registry from 2005 through 2013. AV access was considered nonfunctional when dialysis began with a catheter. We estimated crude and adjusted odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) of nonfunctional versus functional AV access associated with case-mix, facility characteristics, and timing of AV access creation...
2017: PloS One
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