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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329519/eikenella-corrodens-endocarditis-and-liver-abscess-in-a-previously-healthy-male-a-case-report
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Anne Christine Nordholm, Ruth Ottilia Birgitta Vøgg, Henrik Permin, Terese Katzenstein
BACKGROUND: Eikenella corrodens is one of the HACEK bacteria constituting part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, however, still an uncommon pathogen. We report a case of a large Eikenella corrodens liver abscess with simultaneously endocarditis in a previously healthy male. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old Danish man was admitted because of one-month malaise, fever, cough and unintentional weight loss. On admission there was elevated white blood cell count and C-reactive protein, as well as affected liver function tests...
January 12, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327976/endoscopic-treatment-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-induced-esophageal-perforation
#2
Till Herbold, Seung-Hun Chon, Peter Grimminger, Martin K H Maus, Henner Schmidt, Hans Fuchs, Sebastian Brinkmann, Marc Bludau, Christian Gutschow, Wolfgang Schröder, Arnulf H Hölscher, Jessica M Leers
BACKGROUND: Perforation of the esophagus is the most severe complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and can lead to mediastinitis, pleural empyema, or peritonitis. Currently, the majority of patients receive operative treatment with only 6% treated endoscopically. We report our experience with endoscopic and conservative approaches. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients treated for esophageal perforation and included all patients with perforation caused by TEE...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327650/transesophageal-echocardiography-use-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-embolized-intravascular-foreign-bodies
#3
James Taylor Herbert, Miklos David Kertai
The increasing use of endovascular interventions coupled with the large number of published case series detailing complications attest to the likelihood that anesthesiologists will encounter a case of intravascular foreign body embolization during their careers. Transesophageal echocardiography is essential to the diagnosis and management of traumatic and intravascular foreign bodies embolized to the heart because it can identify not only the foreign body but also hemodynamically significant lesions to radiolucent anatomic structures prior to and during surgical exploration...
October 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327165/measurement-of-cardiac-valve-and-aortic-blood-flow-velocities-in-stroke-patients-a-comparison-of-4d-flow-mri-and-echocardiography
#4
Thomas Wehrum, Felix Guenther, Alexander Fuchs, Florian Schuchardt, Anja Hennemuth, Andreas Harloff
4D flow MRI is an emerging technique that allows quantification of 3D blood flow in vivo. However, comparisons with methods of blood velocity quantification used in clinical routine are sparse. Therefore, we compared velocity quantification using 4D flow MRI with transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography at the mitral and aortic valves and the aorta. Forty-eight stroke patients (age 67.3 ± 15.0 years) were examined by 4D flow MRI. Blood flow velocities were assessed using standardized 2D analysis planes positioned in the mitral valve (MV), aortic valve (AV), ascending aorta (AAo), and descending aorta (DAo) and were compared with echocardiography...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324489/comparing-methods-for-cardiac-output-intraoperatively-doppler-derived-cardiac-output-measured-with-3-dimensional-echocardiography-is-not-interchangeable-with-cardiac-output-by-pulmonary-catheter-thermodilution
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Karin Graeser, Mikhail Zemtsovski, Klaus F Kofoed, Matilde Winther-Jensen, Jens C Nilsson, Jesper Kjaergaard, Hasse Møller-Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Estimation of cardiac output (CO) is essential in the treatment of circulatory unstable patients. CO measured by pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution is considered the gold standard but carries a small risk of severe complications. Stroke volume and CO can be measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is widely used during cardiac surgery. We hypothesized that Doppler-derived CO by 3-dimensional (3D) TEE would agree well with CO measured with pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution as a reference method based on accurate measurements of the cross-sectional area of the left ventricular outflow tract...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323754/a-rare-cause-of-retinal-artery-embolism-accessory-mitral-valve-tissue
#6
Muzaffer Kahyaoglu, Arzu Kalayci, Cetin Gecmen, Munevver Sari, Ahmet Guner, Mehmet Celik, Ibrahim Akin İzgi, Cevat Kirma
A 42-year-old female patient was referred our clinic for investigation of a history of acute retinal artery occlusion. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a cyst-like, mobile formation on posterior mitral valve leaflet. 2D and real time 3D transesophageal echocardiography showed a flexible circular mobile structure which was attached to posterior mitral valve leaflet. Echocardiographic appearance and morphological characteristics were suggestive of accessory mitral valve tissue.
January 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323747/comprehensive-intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-of-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-pulmonary-artery-what-to-look-for-and-where-to-look
#7
Keerthi Chigurupati, Subin Sukesan, Pravin S Lovhale, Baiju S Dharan, Thomas Koshy
Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) accounts for 0.4% of the congenital heart diseases. Comprehensive 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiographic imaging of a well-collateralized subset of ALCAPA is described. A nonstandard short-axis view of both aorta and pulmonary arteries showed the origin of left coronary artery from the posterior sinus of the pulmonary artery and right coronary artery in its usual position. Pulse-wave interrogation of the coronary arteries showed the direction of flow in opposite directions...
January 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323745/the-dancing-thrombus-4d-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-a-pedunculated-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus
#8
Faith R Kelly, Christopher Dire, Rosco S Gore
It is rare that a left atrial appendage thrombus will grow to the extent that it can prolapse into the left ventricle. We report the case of a large prolapsing left atrial thrombus diagnosed by 3D echocardiography in a patient presenting with a transient ischemic attack.
January 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320313/acute-radiologic-manifestations-of-america-s-opioid-epidemic
#9
David D B Bates, Katherine Gallagher, HeiShun Yu, Jennifer Uyeda, Akira M Murakami, Bindu N Setty, Stephan W Anderson, Mariza O Clement
The United States is in the midst of an opioid use epidemic, which has severe medical, social, and economic consequences. Addictions to and abuse of prescription and illicit opioids are increasing, and emergency department radiologists are increasingly being faced with the task of examining patients who present with opioid-related complications. These complications may be the result of direct drug toxicity or nonsterile injection of the drugs. Neurologic, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal complications may be evident at diagnostic imaging in emergent settings...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318795/isoflurane-s-effect-on-intraoperative-systolic-left-ventricular-performance-in-cardiac-valve-surgery-patients
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Ju Deok Kim, Ilsoon Son, Won Kyoung Kwon, Tae Yun Sung, Hanafi Sidik, Karam Kim, Hyun Kang, Jiyon Bang, Gwi Eun Yeo, Dong Kyu Lee, Tae Yop Kim
BACKGROUND: Isoflurane, a common anesthetic for cardiac surgery, reduced myocardial contractility in many experimental studies, few studies have determined isoflurane's direct impact on the left ventricular (LV) contractile function during cardiac surgery. We determined whether isoflurane dose-dependently reduces the peak systolic velocity of the lateral mitral annulus in tissue Doppler imaging (S') in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: During isoflurane-supplemented remifentanil-based anesthesia for patients undergoing cardiac surgery with preoperative LV ejection fraction greater than 50% (n = 20), we analyzed the changes of S' at each isoflurane dose increment (1...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317977/stemi-due-to-big-ostial-left-main-thrombus-extending-into-aorta-challenging-situation-with-no-clear-guidelines
#11
Mohammady Shahin, Oliver Gaemperli, Patrick Siegrist, Jasmina Alibegovic
Extensive left main (LM) coronary artery thrombus is a rare and life-threatening angiographic finding with usual dramatic clinical presentation including hemodynamic instability and sudden cardiac death. The proper management of a big LM thrombus extending into aorta remains a challenging issue with no clear guidelines. In the following case report we present a 45-year-old patient with no apparent risk factors for coronary artery disease who presented with acute infero-lateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317119/noninvasive-ventilation-during-endoscopic-procedures-rationale-clinical-use-and-devices
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Marina Pieri, Giovanni Landoni, Luca Cabrini
Endoscopic procedures, such as transesophageal echocardiography, gastroscopy, and airway fibroscopy, routinely are performed in a heterogenous population of patients for diagnostic/interventional purposes (eg, transfemoral aortic valve replacement, airway fibroscopies, and intubation). Sedation frequently is administered to achieve an appropriate degree of patient compliance and procedure success. Patients with reduced respiratory reserve or those who are overly sedated, however, may develop hypoxia and respiratory failure during endoscopies, necessitating premature termination of the examination itself...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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
#13
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...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304037/influence-of-advancing-age-on-clinical-presentation-treatment-efficacy-and-safety-and-long-term-outcome-of-inducible-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-without-pre-excitation-syndromes-a-cohort-study-of-1960-patients-included-over-25-years
#14
Béatrice Brembilla-Perrot, Jean Marc Sellal, Arnaud Olivier, Thibaut Villemin, Daniel Beurrier, Julie Vincent, Vladimir Manenti, Christian de Chillou, Erwan Bozec, Nicolas Girerd
AIM: To investigate the influence of increasing age on clinical presentation, treatment and long-term outcome in patients with inducible paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) without pre-excitation syndromes. METHODS: Clinical and electrophysiological study (EPS) data, as well as long-term clinical outcome (mean follow-up 2.4±4.0 years) were collected in patients referred for regular tachycardia with inducible SVT during EPS without pre-excitation. RESULTS: Among 1960 referred patients, 301 patients (15...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303422/use-training-and-opinions-about-effectiveness-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-adult-liver-transplantation-among-anesthesiologists-in-the-united-states
#15
Jeron Zerillo, Bryan Hill, Sang Kim, Samuel DeMaria, M Susan Mandell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Describe transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) use, preparatory training and opinions about clinical importance, and future training pathways in a sample of liver transplant anesthesiologists. DESIGN: Online survey questionnaire. SETTING: Liver Transplant Centers in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia or designated alternate respondent. RESULTS: A total of 79 Directors or alternates from 111 (71%) centers were identified...
January 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302950/use-of-impella-5-0-prior-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-a-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-cardiogenic-shock
#16
Dustin W Johnson, John P ErwinIII
The use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has risen dramatically during the past decade. Notably, the procedure can reduce symptoms and improve prognosis in patients who would otherwise be excluded from intervention due to prohibitive surgical risk. During the same time period, the use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices for patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction, including the Impella System (Abiomed, Inc., Danvers, MA, USA), has also increased. These devices provide superior hemodynamic effects compared to intra-aortic balloon pumping...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297907/-combined-left-atrial-appendage-percutaneous-closure-and-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-single-center-experience
#17
Elisa Pelissero, Marco Giuggia, Maria Chiara Todaro, Giuseppe Trapani, Benedetta Giordano, Gaetano Senatore
BACKGROUND: We evaluated long-term safety and efficacy of concomitant left atrial appendage (LAA) closure and atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: From February 2013 to June 2017, all patients referred for AF ablation and LAA closure (group 1) were enrolled in the study and compared with a matched control group undergoing AF ablation only (group 2). Pulmonary vein isolation was achieved in all cases with radiofrequency or cryoballoon. LAA was occluded with Watchman or Amplatzer Cardiac Plug or Amulet (ACP) devices...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297248/book-review-intraoperative-and-interventional-echocardiography-atlas-of-transesophageal-imaging-oxorn-donald-c-otto-catherine-m-2017-intraoperative-and-interventional-echocardiography-atlas-of-transesophageal-imaging-second-edition-philadelphia-pa-elsevier
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296066/multimodality-imaging-assessment-of-a-caseous-calcification-of-the-mitral-valve-annulus
#19
Imen Hamdi, Chadia Chourabi, Younes Arous, Mehdi Ghommidh, Khalil Houissa, Abdeddayem Haggui, Nadhem Hajlaoui, Dhaker Lahidheb, Nejmeddine Ben Abdallah, Wafa Fehri, Habib Haouala
Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare echocardiographic finding. It is commonly misdiagnosed as an abscess, tumor or infective vegetation on the mitral valve. Since it is a benign process, differentiating it from malignant intra-cardiac mass is primordial to avoid unnecessary surgery. Various imaging modalities can be complimentary for definitive diagnosis. We present a case of CCMA in a 71-year-old female patient. Her medical history revealed hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia and coronary artery disease...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289951/cardioembolic-stroke-in-patient-with-transcatheter-occluded-left-atrial-appendage
#20
Umberto Cucchini, Denisa Muraru, Luigi P Badano
A cerebral ischemic event in a patient managed with left atrial appendage (LAA) transcatheter obliteration is illustrated. Transesophageal echocardiography allowed identification and accurate definition of the LAA device leakage.
January 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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