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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820540/endoscopic-port-access-surgery-for-late-orthotopic-cardiac-transplantation-atrioventricular-valve-disease
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Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Bernard Stockman, Yvette Vermeulen, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to present details of the perioperative and long-term outcomes of redo-endoscopic port access surgery (REPAS) for late atrioventricular valve disease (AVVD) in orthotopic cardiac transplant (OCT) patients. METHODS: Between February 2004 and October 2015, REPAS was performed for late AVVD in seven consecutive OCT patients (mean age 57.9 ± 17.2 years; EuroSCORE II 21.2 ± 14.7%) at the authors' institution. The mean OCT-REPAS time interval was 7...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818254/medical-treatment-strategies-to-reduce-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-after-carotid-surgery
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A Ross Naylor
There is a paucity of high-quality evidence regarding what constitutes "optimal medical therapy" for the purposes of reducing morbidity/mortality after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). All patients should be prescribed antiplatelet therapy. Low-dose aspirin (75 to 325 mg) should be continued throughout the perioperative period and there is no evidence that higher doses confer additional benefit. There is emerging evidence that early implementation of dual antiplatelet therapy in recently symptomatic patients (aspirin 75 mg plus clopidogrel 75 mg) can reduce recurrent cerebral events before CEA and that dual antiplatelet therapy will significantly reduce stroke due to early postoperative carotid thrombosis...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815471/impact-of-centralizing-gastric-cancer-surgery-on-treatment-morbidity-and-mortality
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S D Nelen, L Heuthorst, R H A Verhoeven, F Polat, Ph M Kruyt, K Reijnders, F T J Ferenschild, J J Bonenkamp, J E Rutter, J H W de Wilt, E J Spillenaar Bilgen
INTRODUCTION: Centralization of gastric cancer surgery is thought to improve outcome and has been imposed in the Netherlands since 2012. This study analyzes the effect of centralization in terms of treatment outcome and survival in the Eastern part of the Netherlands. METHODS: All gastric cancer patients without distant metastases who underwent a gastrectomy in six hospitals in the Eastern part of the Netherlands between 2008 and 2011 (pre-centralization) and 2013-2016 (post-centralization) were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804230/the-effect-of-blood-transfusion-on-outcomes-in-aortic-surgery
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REVIEW
Camilo A Velasquez, Mrinal Singh, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Adam J Brownstein, Mohammad A Zafar, Ayman Saeyeldin, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
The use of blood transfusion in cardiac surgery varies widely. The beneficial effects of blood products are offset by an increase in morbidity and mortality. Despite multiple studies showing an association between blood product exposure and adverse short- and long-term events, it is difficult to determine causality. Nevertheless, the implication is sufficient to warrant the search for alternative strategies to reduce the use of blood products while providing a standard of care that optimizes postoperative outcomes...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803768/assessment-of-preoperative-anxiety-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-lacking-a-history-of-anxiety-contributing-factors-and-postoperative-morbidity
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Joaquín Hernández-Palazón, Diego Fuentes-García, Luis Falcón-Araña, María José Roca-Calvo, Sebastián Burguillos-López, Paloma Doménech-Asensi, Rubén Jara-Rubio
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure the level of preoperative anxiety in patients scheduled for cardiac surgery, identify any influencing clinical factors, and assess the relationship between anxiety and postoperative morbidity. DESIGN: A prospective and consecutive study. SETTING: A single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 200 patients scheduled for cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Each patient was asked to grade his or her preoperative anxiety level using the Visual Analogue Scale for Anxiety, Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale, and set of specific anxiety-related questions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800983/gastrointestinal-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-analysis-of-morbidity-and-mortality-predictors
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Rabail Chaudhry, John Zaki, Robert Wegner, Greesha Pednekar, Alex Tse, Roy Sheinbaum, George W Williams
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) complications in cardiac and aortic surgery using recent versions of the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) to provide clinicians with a better understanding of these uncommon but potentially serious complications. DESIGN: Population-based study. SETTING: NIS database 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing cardiac and aortic aneurysm repair surgeries...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796646/defining-benchmarks-for-transthoracic-esophagectomy-a-multicenter-analysis-of-total-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-in-low-risk-patients
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Henner M Schmidt, Susanne S Gisbertz, Johnny Moons, Ioannis Rouvelas, Juha Kauppi, Andrew Brown, Emanuele Asti, Misha Luyer, Sjoerd M Lagarde, Felix Berlth, Annouck Philippron, Christiane Bruns, Arnulf Hölscher, Paul M Schneider, Dimitri A Raptis, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Philippe Nafteux, Magnus Nilsson, Jari Räsanen, Francesco Palazzo, Ernest Rosato, Stuart Mercer, Luigi Bonavina, Grard Nieuwenhuijzen, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Wolfgang Schröder, Piet Pattyn, Peter P Grimminger, Christian A Gutschow
OBJECTIVE: To define "best possible" outcomes in total minimally invasive transthoracic esophagectomy (ttMIE). BACKGROUND: TtMIE, performed by experts in patients with low comorbidity, may serve as a benchmark procedure for esophagectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a cohort of 1057 ttMIE, performed over a 5-year period in 13 high-volume centers for esophageal surgery, we selected a study group of 334 patients (31.6%) that fulfilled criteria of low comorbidity (American Society of Anesthesiologists score ≤2, WHO/ECOG score ≤1, age ≤65 years, body mass index 19-29 kg/m)...
August 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795891/experience-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-sternotomy-patients
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B Philip, P McCluskey, J Hinchion
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical incisions to help reduce tension and protect from external contamination. We report our initial experiences using a closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) over clean, closed sternotomy incisions at an Irish tertiary referral centre...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793902/30-year-experience-of-fontan-surgery-single-centre-s-data
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Laurynas Bezuska, Virgilijus Lebetkevicius, Rita Sudikiene, Daina Liekiene, Virgilijus Tarutis
BACKGROUND: The Fontan procedure has been modified several times since it was introduced into practice in 1968. As many patients now survive to adulthood, attention is directed towards their clinical status and late morbidity. We report our surgical experience of 30 years in Fontan procedures. METHODS: From January 1985 to January 2015, 80 patients underwent Fontan surgery. Twenty-one patients received an atrio-pulmonary Fontan (Group I), four patients underwent total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) with an intra-atrial lateral tunnel (Group II), six patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an aortic homograft (group III) and 49 patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene conduit...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790273/-cardiac-surgery-for-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Kenji Iino, Hirofumi Takemura
Liver cirrhosis has emerged as a serious risk factor for cardiac surgery due to the higher mortality and morbidity that these patients display compared with the non-cirrhotic cardiac surgery population. Child-Pugh classification and model for end-stage liver disease score( MELD) score are useful to assess perioperative risk in patients with cirrhosis. According to recent research, cardiac surgery could be offered to patients with Child-Pugh A and a low MELD score with only mild increase in the risk of mortality...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790049/cor-triatriatum-and-stroke
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Jose Danilo Bengzon Diestro, Joseph Justin Hipolito Regaldo, Eddieson Masangcay Gonzales, Maria Kristina Casanova Dorotan, Adrian Isidro Espiritu, Jose Leonard Rivera Pascual
Cor triatriatum sinistrum (CTS) is a congenital anomaly where the left atrium is divided into two compartments by a fibromuscular membrane. This report aims to add to the literature on a rare cardiac condition that can cause neurological morbidity. We report a case of a 19-year-old female with an infarct in the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory initially maintained on aspirin. Eighteen months later, she had recurrence of weakness, for which repeat transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and re-evaluation of the first TTE demonstrated a hyperechoic membrane spanning the width of the left atrium, clinching the diagnosis of CTS...
August 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774381/first-in-human-closed-chest-transcatheter-superior-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
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Kanishka Ratnayaka, John W Moore, Rodrigo Rios, Robert J Lederman, Sanjeet R Hegde, Howaida G El-Said
BACKGROUND: In the care of patients with congenital heart disease, percutaneous interventional treatments have supplanted many surgical approaches for simple lesions, such as atrial septal defect. By contrast, complex congenital heart defects continue to require open-heart surgery. In single-ventricle patients, a staged approach is employed, which requires multiple open-heart surgeries and significant attendant morbidity and mortality. A nonsurgical transcatheter alternative would be attractive...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772171/factors-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-perioperative-cardiac-arrest-in-emergent-and-elective-craniotomy-and-spine-surgery
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Timothy D Quinn, Ethan Y Brovman, Linda S Aglio, Richard D Urman
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac arrest following neurosurgery is a devastating complication associated with significant postoperative morbidity and mortality. There are no published studies that have used a large and robust multicenter database to specifically examine demographic and surgical risk factors associated with cardiac arrests following craniotomy and spine surgeries, respectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database for the period between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2013, focusing on cardiac arrest associated with craniotomy and spine surgery from the intraoperative period to 30days after surgery...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770972/prophylactic-levosimendan-for-the-prevention-of-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-and-mortality-in-paediatric-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Johanna Hummel, Gerta Rücker, Brigitte Stiller
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome remains a serious complication, and accounts for substantial morbidity and mortality in the postoperative course of paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Standard prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for low cardiac output syndrome are based mainly on catecholamines, which are effective drugs, but have considerable side effects. Levosimendan, a calcium sensitiser, enhances the myocardial function by generating more energy-efficient myocardial contractility than achieved via adrenergic stimulation with catecholamines...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766987/optical-verification-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-two-commercially-available-acoustic-bubble-counters-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass-systems
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Tim Segers, Marco C Stehouwer, Filip M J J de Somer, Bastian A de Mol, Michel Versluis
INTRODUCTION: Gaseous microemboli (GME) introduced during cardiac surgery are considered as a potential source of morbidity, which has driven the development of the first bubble counters. Two new generation bubble counters, introduced in the early 2000s, claim correct sizing and counting of GME. This in-vitro study aims to validate the accuracy of two bubble counters using monodisperse bubbles in a highly controlled setting at low GME concentrations. METHODS: Monodisperse GME with a radius of 43 µm were produced in a microfluidic chip...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764269/analysis-of-clinical-indicators-of-quality-in-patients-with-endotracheal-intubation
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Sulochana Dash, Sreelatha Balasubramanian
INTRODUCTION: Quality and safety in anaesthesia is usually monitored by analysis of perioperative mortality-morbidity and are influenced by anaesthetic and non-anaesthetic factors. AIM: This study was conducted to analyse the incidence of clinical indicators of quality in endotracheally intubated patients undergoing general abdominal surgeries and obstetric and gynaecological procedures under general anaesthesia and to determine contributing factors for the same...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762453/damage-control-surgery-6-years-of-experience-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Amit Gupta, Subodh Kumar, Sushma Sagar, Pawan Sharma, Biplab Mishra, Maneesh Singhal, Mahesh C Misra
BACKGROUND: Damage control surgery (DCS) has been a well-established practice in the management of trauma victims for more than 2 decades now. The primary aim of this study was to review and analyze the presentation and outcome of patients with torso trauma who underwent DCS at Level I trauma center. METHODS: Retrospective study was conducted using database records prospectively maintained over period of 6 years from 2008 through 2013 at an urban Level I trauma center...
July 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761966/-cave-a-checklist-system-for-preoperative-risk-evaluation-guideline-conform-cardiopulmonary-diagnostics-before-general-and-visceral-surgical-interventions
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W Schwenk, P C Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of patient risk is an essential component of patient preparation before surgery. Guidelines provide evidence-based algorithms for preoperative assessment of cardiac risk; however, even experienced physicians correctly apply evidence-based algorithms in only 50% of all cases or less. OBJECTIVE: A checklist system for guideline-based cardiopulmonary risk evaluation in adult patients undergoing abdominal or visceral surgery (CAVE checklists) was created to assist in preoperative cardiopulmonary risk assessment and increase correct application of evidence-based algorithms before elective visceral surgery...
July 31, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760476/continuous-procedural-full-lung-ventilation-during-minimally-invasive-coronary-bypass-grafting
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Stephan Sixt, Hug Aubin, Robert Kalb, Philipp Rellecke, Artur Lichtenberg, Alexander Albert
BACKGROUND: In the past, minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS)- coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) alternatives have been introduced that dramatically reduce the invasiveness of standard operative procedures while still showing excellent clinical outcomes. However, in patients with high morbidity, reduced lung function impeding single-lung ventilation is one of the major concerns for MICS-CABG procedures, although those patients might reap the largest benefit from a procedure of reduced invasiveness...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759544/minimally-invasive-access-aortic-arch-surgery
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Nora Goebel, Daniel Bonte, Schahriar Salehi-Gilani, Ragi Nagib, Adrian Ursulescu, Ulrich F W Franke
OBJECTIVE: Median sternotomy is still the standard approach for aortic arch surgery. Minimally invasive techniques promise faster recovery with shorter hospital stay due to thoracic stability, reduced pain, and superior cosmetic results. However, safety is a concern in complex aortic surgery. The aim of our study was to demonstrate that aortic arch surgery via partial upper sternotomy is viable, safe, and equivalent to standard procedure both in terms of its safety and the risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events...
July 28, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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