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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188252/long-term-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-who-have-survived-sepsis-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chia-Jen Shih, Pei-Wen Chao, Shuo-Ming Ou, Yung-Tai Chen
BACKGROUND: Long-term cardiovascular outcomes after sepsis in patients with chronic kidney disease are not well known. We aimed to examine the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease discharged after hospitalization for sepsis in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using complete claims data for patients with chronic kidney disease from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified patients with sepsis who survived hospitalization between 2000 and 2010...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132006/ultrasound-and-nicom-in-the-assessment-of-fluid-responsiveness-in-patients-with-mild-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department-a-pilot-study
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Martha Oord, Tycho J Olgers, Mirjam Doff-Holman, Mark P M Harms, Jack J M Ligtenberg, Jan C Ter Maaten
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether combining the caval index, assessment of the global contractility of the heart and measurement of stroke volume with Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitoring (NICOM) can aid in fluid management in the emergency department (ED) in patients with sepsis. SETTING: A prospective observational single-centre pilot study in a tertiary care centre. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOMES: Ultrasound was used to assess the caval index, heart contractility and presence of B-lines in the lungs...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101752/the-impact-of-hydrocortisone-treatment-on-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-release-in-porcine-endotoxemic-shock
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E Söderberg, M Eriksson, A Larsson, M Lipcsey
BACKGROUND: A key feature of sepsis is systemic inflammatory activation that could be counteracted by steroids. In this experimental model of systemic inflammation, we sought to investigate whether septic neutrophil activation, evaluated by the plasma levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated protein (NGAL), is modulated by the timing of hydrocortisone treatment. METHODS: Sixteen anesthetized pigs were allocated to one of four equally sized groups. Three of these groups received endotoxin at 2 μg × kg(-1) × h(-1) for 6 h so as to induce endotoxemic shock...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010729/cholesterol-levels-and-long-term-rates-of-community-acquired-sepsis
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Faheem W Guirgis, John P Donnelly, Sunita Dodani, George Howard, Monika M Safford, Emily B Levitan, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) recognized as risk factors for acute coronary events. Studies suggest an association between low cholesterol levels and poor outcomes in acute sepsis. We sought to determine the relationship between baseline cholesterol levels and long-term rates of sepsis. METHODS: We used data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort, a population-based cohort of 30,239 community-dwelling adults...
December 23, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965964/pulmonary-perfusion-and-ventilation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-are-not-associated-with-improved-postoperative-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
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Yiliam F Rodriguez-Blanco, Angela Gologorsky, Tomas Antonio Salerno, Kaming Lo, Edward Gologorsky
OBJECTIVES: Clinical trials of either pulmonary perfusion or ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP) are equivocal. We hypothesized that to achieve significant improvement in outcomes both interventions had to be concurrent. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTINGS: Major academic tertiary referral medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred seventy-four consecutive patients who underwent open heart surgery with CBP 2009-2013...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889458/transcatheter-device-closure-of-postmyocardial-infarction-ventricular-septal-defect
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You-Lin Nie, Ming-Chih Lin, Wei-Wen Lin, Chung-Chi Wang, Ching-Pei Chen, Chia-Hsun Lin, Tsung-Cheng Shyu, Yeak-Wun Quek, Sheng-Ling Jan, Yun-Ching Fu
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter device closure of postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defect (PMIVSD) is less invasive than surgical repair. However, its feasibility, timing, outcome, and prognostic factors remain unclear. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study. Between February 2012 and July 2015, a total of 10 (8 male and 2 female) patients with PMIVSD undergoing attempted device closure were enrolled retrospectively. The procedures were performed under general anesthesia with fluoroscopic and transesophageal echocardiographic guidance...
January 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849677/use-of-a-short-acting-%C3%AE-1-blocker-during-endotoxemia-may-reduce-cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-if-haemodynamics-are-depressed-by-a-decrease-in-heart-rate
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Tadayoshi Kurita, Shingo Kawashima, Koji Morita, Yoshiki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: A decrease in heart rate (HR) using a short-acting β blocker has potential benefits in sepsis; however, depression of haemodynamics and reduction of cerebral oxygenation may also occur in endotoxemia. METHODS: Seventeen swine were allocated to landiolol or control groups. In the landiolol group, the dose was sequentially changed from 0 to 40 to 200 μg kg min, and stopped. Haemodynamics, blood variables and the cerebral tissue oxygenation index (TOI) were recorded by near infrared spectroscopy at each dose...
November 15, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829716/association-of-hyponatremia-with-in-hospital-outcomes-in-infective-endocarditis-a-5-year-review-from-an-indian-intensive-care-unit
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Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Muralidhar D Varma, Shashaank Vallabhajosyula, Saarwaani Vallabhajosyula
Hyponatremia is commonly noted with cardiovascular disorders, but its role in infective endocarditis (IE) is limited to being a marker of increased morbidity in IE patients with intravenous drug use. This was a 5-year retrospective review from an Indian Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients >18 years with IE and available serum sodium levels were included in the study. Pediatric and pregnant patients were excluded from the study. Hyponatremia was defined as admission sodium <135 mmol/L. Detailed data were abstracted from the medical records...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788932/causes-and-predictors-of-death-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-from-the-heart-and-soul-study
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Elizabeth Y Wang, Jeffrey Dixson, Nelson B Schiller, Mary A Whooley
Although the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States has increased during the past 25 years, cardiovascular mortality has decreased due to advances in CHD therapy and prevention. We sought to determine the proportion of patients with CHD who die from cardiovascular versus noncardiovascular causes and the causes and predictors of death, in a cohort of patients with CHD. The Heart and Soul Study enrolled 1,024 participants with stable CHD from 2000 to 2002 and followed them for 10 years...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703088/rheumatic-mitral-valve-disease-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes-in-stroke-a-thailand-national-database-study
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Adrian D Wood, Gurdeep S Mannu, Allan B Clark, Somsak Tiamkao, Kannikar Kongbunkiat, Joao H Bettencourt-Silva, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Narongrit Kasemsap, Raphae S Barlas, Mamas Mamas, Phyo Kyaw Myint
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rheumatic valvular heart disease is associated with the increased risk of cerebrovascular events, although there are limited data on the prognosis of patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease (RMVD) after stroke. METHODS: We examined the association between RMVD and both serious and common cardiovascular and noncardiovascular (respiratory and infective) complications in a cohort of hospitalized stroke patients based in Thailand. Factors associated with in-hospital mortality were also explored...
November 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635410/klebsiella-oxytoca-endocarditis-with-complete-heart-block
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Saad Ullah, Omar Elbita, Mahmoud Abdelghany, Hassan Tahir, Puneet Tuli, Waseem Zaid Alkilani, Joshan Suri
Gram-negative bacterial endocarditis causes 5% of all bacterial endocarditis. Among gram-negative bacteria, Klebsiella species are rare causes of native valve endocarditis. Klebsiella oxytoca is an extremely rare subspecies that can infrequently cause endocarditis and is associated with poor outcome. We report a case of Klebsiella oxytoca endocarditis in an elderly man who initially presented with stroke but later developed sepsis and heart block secondary to endocarditis.
July 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605222/evaluation-of-the-heartware-ventricular-assist-device-lavare-cycle-in-a-particle-image-velocimetry-model-and-in-clinical-practice
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Daniel Zimpfer, Martin Strueber, Philipp Aigner, Jan D Schmitto, Arnt E Fiane, Robert Larbalestier, Steven Tsui, Paul Jansz, Andre Simon, Stephan Schueler, Francesco Moscato, Heinrich Schima
OBJECTIVES: Ventricular blood stasis is a concern for continuous flow mechanical support devices and might contribute to the formation of thromboembolic events. The HeartWare® Ventricular Assist System (HVAD®) is equipped with the Lavare™ cycle that is a periodic speed modulation feature designed to alter flow patterns within the left ventricle and reduce areas of potential blood stasis. Here, we report in vitro and clinical findings on the effects of the Lavare cycle. METHODS: The effect of pump speed changes on the intraventricular flow field was examined with an in vitro particle image velocimetry model...
November 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548576/3k3a-activated-protein-c-stimulates-postischemic-neuronal-repair-by-human-neural-stem-cells-in-mice
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Yaoming Wang, Zhen Zhao, Sanket V Rege, Min Wang, Gabriel Si, Yi Zhou, Su Wang, John H Griffin, Steven A Goldman, Berislav V Zlokovic
Activated protein C (APC) is a blood protease with anticoagulant activity and cell-signaling activities mediated by the activation of protease-activated receptor 1 (F2R, also known as PAR1) and F2RL1 (also known as PAR3) via noncanonical cleavage. Recombinant variants of APC, such as the 3K3A-APC (Lys191-193Ala) mutant in which three Lys residues (KKK191-193) were replaced with alanine, and/or its other mutants with reduced (>90%) anticoagulant activity, engineered to reduce APC-associated bleeding risk while retaining normal cell-signaling activity, have shown benefits in preclinical models of ischemic stroke, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sepsis, ischemic and reperfusion injury of heart, kidney and liver, pulmonary, kidney and gastrointestinal inflammation, diabetes and lethal body radiation...
September 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521340/complement-destabilizes-cardiomyocyte-function-in-vivo-after-polymicrobial-sepsis-and-in-vitro
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Miriam Kalbitz, Fatemeh Fattahi, Todd J Herron, Jamison J Grailer, Lawrence Jajou, Hope Lu, Markus Huber-Lang, Firas S Zetoune, J Vidya Sarma, Sharlene M Day, Mark W Russell, José Jalife, Peter A Ward
There is accumulating evidence during sepsis that cardiomyocyte (CM) homeostasis is compromised, resulting in cardiac dysfunction. An important role for complement in these outcomes is now demonstrated. Addition of C5a to electrically paced CMs caused prolonged elevations of intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations during diastole, together with the appearance of spontaneous Ca(2+) transients. In polymicrobial sepsis in mice, we found that three key homeostasis-regulating proteins in CMs were reduced: Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, which is vital for effective action potentials in CMs, and two intracellular Ca(2+) concentration regulatory proteins, that is, sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase 2 and the Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487456/practice-patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-use-of-anticoagulation-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-during-sepsis
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Allan J Walkey, Emily K Quinn, Michael R Winter, David D McManus, Emelia J Benjamin
IMPORTANCE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) during sepsis is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke during hospitalization, but risks and benefits associated with anticoagulation for AF during sepsis are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine clinician practice patterns and patient risk of stroke and bleeding associated with use of anticoagulation for AF during sepsis. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective cohort study using enhanced administrative claims data from approximately 20% of patients hospitalized in the United States July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013, examined patients with AF during sepsis who did not have additional indications for therapeutic anticoagulation...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461794/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-outcomes-in-cardiac-surgery
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Mei Gao, Jianzhong Sun, Nilas Young, Douglas Boyd, Zane Atkins, Zhongmin Li, Qian Ding, James Diehl, Hong Liu
OBJECTIVES: Body mass index (BMI) commonly is used in obesity classification as a surrogate measure, and obesity is associated with a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of BMI on short-term outcomes after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University teaching hospital, 2 centers. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 4,740 patients who underwent cardiac surgery at 2 hospitals-from July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2013, in 1 hospital and from September 1, 2003, to August 31, 2014, in a second hospital...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435836/the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-outcomes-of-cardiac-surgery-in-elderly-patients
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Hao Cheng, Zhongmin Li, Nilas Young, Douglas Boyd, Zane Atkins, Fuhai Ji, Hong Liu
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this retrospective study was to investigate the effects of perioperative use of dexmedetomidine (Dex) on outcomes for older patients undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective investigation. SETTING: Patients from a single tertiary medical center. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 505 patients (≥65 years old) who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or valve surgery. CABG and/or valve surgery plus other procedures were divided into 2 groups: 283 received intravenous Dex infusion (Dex group) and 222 did not (Non-Dex group)...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27434562/-measurement-of-brachial-artery-velocity-variation-and-inferior-vena-cava-variability-to-estimate-fluid-responsiveness
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Weihua Zhu, Linjun Wan, Xiaohong Wan, Gang Wang, Meixian Su, Gengjin Liao, Qingqing Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy and feasibility of brachial artery peak velocity variation (ΔVpeakbrach) and inferior vena cava variability (VIVC) as indicators of fluid responsiveness in critically ill patients. METHODS: A single-center prospective observation was conducted. The patients on mechanical ventilation with spontaneously breathing admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University from June 2013 to August 2015 were enrolled...
August 2016: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427216/aging-and-outcome-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-and-critical-limb-ischemia
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Saskia Skonetzki, Florian Lüders, Christiane Engelbertz, Nasser M Malyar, Eva Freisinger, Matthias Meyborg, Holger Reinecke
BACKGROUND, OBJECTIVES, DESIGN: Aging of the population is one of the major challenges facing public health systems. The impact of aging on acute and long-term outcome of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI) is currently not sufficiently clarified. This analysis consists of comprehensive, anonymized data obtained from the largest public health insurance in Germany. RESULTS: A total of 41,740 PAD patients with an index hospitalization between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2011, and a follow-up time up to 4 years were included (40-49 years: n = 1179; 50-59 years: n = 5415; 60-69 years: n = 10,565; 70-79 years: n = 13,313; 80-89 years: n = 9714; and 90-100 years: n = 1554)...
October 1, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418830/atrial-fibrillation-is-a-predictor-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Cheung-Ter Ong, Yi-Sin Wong, Chi-Shun Wu, Yu-Hsiang Su
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In-hospital mortality rate of acute ischemic stroke patients remains between 3% and 18%. For improving the quality of stroke care, we investigated the factors that contribute to the risk of in-hospital mortality in acute ischemic stroke patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2011, 2,556 acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to a stroke unit were included in this study. Factors such as demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, comorbidities, and complications related to in-hospital mortality were assessed...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
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