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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325567/microvascular-surgery-in-the-congenital-cardiac-patient-a-case-series-exploring-feasibility-and-practical-applications
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John A LoGiudice, Karri Adamson, Nancy Ghanayem, Ronald K Woods, Michael E Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Pediatric congenital heart disease patients are at risk for vascular injuries during surgical procedures or when the arterial system is accessed for monitoring or diagnostic studies. Our treatment of emergent situations in this patient population using microvascular techniques shows the feasibility of such techniques. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients aged 0-18 years with congenital heart disease identified six patients who underwent microvascular surgery by the senior surgeon from June 2007 to May 2015...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290181/acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-beyond-the-diameter
#2
Calogera Pisano, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Oreste Fabio Triolo, Vincenzo Argano, Giovanni Ruvolo
Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition in which early diagnosis, treatment and close follow up are critical for survival. Between 60% and 70% of patients with acute aortic dissection are affected at the ascending aorta, classified as Stanford type A (TAD). Preventive surgery of the aorta in asymptomatic patients on the basis of aortic size alone remains controversial among patient populations without known risk factors for aortic dissection. In fact, many dissection patients do not appear to have markedly dilated aortas at the time of presentation...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272807/controversies-in-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-noncardiothoracic-surgery-clinical-and-research-implications
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REVIEW
Srikanth Vallurupalli, Anusha Shanbhag, Jawahar L Mehta
Post operative atrial fibrillation after non-cardiothoracic surgery is an increasingly common problem. There is little high quality data to guide clinicians in risk prediction as well as short term and long term management. There appears to be a significant risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation and stroke but effective screening strategies have not been tested. In this commentary, we delineate various controversies in the management of post operative atrial fibrillation and briefly review the available evidence...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270237/-shared-decision-making-when-the-doctor-becomes-the-patient
#4
J G Maessen
It was when a patient with a type A aortic dissection refused surgical treatment that our eyes were opened to the importance of shared decision-making (SDM). As these patients are usually transferred to the operating theatre without any opportunity for discussion about the indication for surgery, our department of cardiothoracic surgery rapidly became keen on applying the principles of SDM to all our patient contacts - as did other departments in our hospital. However, when I became a patient myself and was invited by my physicians to take part in the decision-making process about my treatment, I was surprised to find that I felt very reluctant to do so and preferred to be not involved at all...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270114/violation-of-prophylactic-vancomycin-administration-timing-is-a-potential-risk-factor-for-rate-of-surgical-site-infections-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#5
Paolo Cotogni, Cristina Barbero, Roberto Passera, Lucina Fossati, Giorgio Olivero, Mauro Rinaldi
BACKGROUND: Intensivists and cardiothoracic surgeons are commonly worried about surgical site infections (SSIs) due to increasing length of stay (LOS), costs and mortality. The antimicrobial prophylaxis is one of the most important tools in the prevention of SSIs. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the timing of antimicrobial prophylaxis administration and the rate of SSIs. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was carried out over 1-year period in all consecutive adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
March 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254101/electroacupuncture-assisted-craniotomy-on-an-awake-patient
#6
Amritpal Sidhu, Trushna Murgahayah, Vairavan Narayanan, Hari Chandran, Vicknes Waran
Although acupuncture has existed for over 2000 years, its application as an anesthetic aid began in the 1950s in China. The first surgical procedure performed under acupuncture anesthesia was a tonsillectomy. Soon thereafter, major and minor surgical procedures took place with electroacupuncture alone providing the anesthesia. The procedures performed were diverse, ranging from cardiothoracic surgery to dental extractions. Usage of acupuncture anesthesia, specifically in neurosurgery, has been well documented in hospitals across China, especially in Beijing, dating back to the 1970s...
January 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252676/factors-affecting-interest-in-cardiothoracic-surgery-among-junior-surgical-residents-in-nigeria
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Emeka B Kesieme, Umar Abubakar, Olugbenga Olusoji, Ismail Mohammed Inuwa, John Kefas, Ndubuisi Anumenechi
OBJECTIVE: A survey was undertaken to determine the factors that affect interest in cardiothoracic surgery (CTS) among junior surgical residents in Nigeria. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done using a pilottested, 56-item, semi-structured questionnaire, which was filled in by 238 junior surgical residents in accredited hospitals in Nigeria. RESULTS: Few of the respondents (8.4%) were committed to specialising in CTS. A minority of them, 28...
March 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241134/risk-of-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-is-increased-up-to-90-days-after-non-carotid-and-non-cardiac-surgery
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Armin J Grau, Martin Eicke, Christoph Burmeister, Roland Hardt, Eberhard Schmitt, Sieghard Dienlin
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke after cardiac and carotid surgery is well established. In contrast, stroke risk in association with non-cardiac and non-carotid surgery and its time course are insufficiently known. We investigated the prevalence of recent and planned surgery among patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), time dependency of stroke risk, stroke etiology, and interruption of antithrombotic medication in association with surgery. METHODS: Data on type and date of surgery and similar interventions within the last year or planned for the next 2 weeks were anonymously collected together with demographic data, vascular risk factors, stroke severity, handicap before stroke and stroke etiology within a state-wide, mandatory, hospital-based acute stroke care quality monitoring project (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) for 1 year (2010)...
February 28, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217180/hypoxic-pulmonary-vasoconstriction-in-humans-tale-or-myth
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REVIEW
A Hussain, M S Suleiman, S J George, M Loubani, A Morice
Hypoxic Pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) describes the physiological adaptive process of lungs to preserves systemic oxygenation. It has clinical implications in the development of pulmonary hypertension which impacts on outcomes of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery. This review examines both acute and chronic hypoxic vasoconstriction focusing on the distinct clinical implications and highlights the role of calcium and mitochondria in acute versus the role of reactive oxygen species and Rho GTPases in chronic HPV...
2017: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203369/is-endovascular-treatment-with-multilayer-flow-modulator-stent-insertion-a-safe-alternative-to-open-surgery-for-high-risk-patients-with-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#10
Carolline Pinto, George Garas, Leanne Harling, Ara Darzi, Roberto Casula, Thanos Athanasiou
A best evidence topic in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether endovascular treatment with multilayer flow modulator stents (MFMS) can be considered a safe alternative to open surgery for high-risk patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). Altogether 27 papers were identified using the reported search, of which 11 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study limitations are tabulated...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194756/chlorhexidine-allergy-in-4-specialist-allergy-centres-in-the-uk-2009-2013-clinical-features-and-diagnostic-tests
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William Egner, Matthew Helbert, Ravishankar Sargur, Kirsty Swallow, Nigel Harper, Tomaz Garcez, Sinisa Savic, Louise Savic, Eren Effren
We describe an observational survey of diagnostic pathways in 104 patients attending four specialist allergy clinics in the UK following perioperative hypersensitivity reactions to chlorhexidine reactions. The majority were life threatening. Men undergoing urological or cardiothoracic surgery predominated. Skin prick testing and sIgE testing were the most common tests used for diagnosis. Fifty-three % of diagnoses were made on the basis of a single positive test. Where multiple tests were performed the sensitivity of intradermal, basophil activation and skin prick testing was 68% (50-86%), 50% (10-90%) and 35% (17-55%) respectively...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183556/blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-with-epsilon-aminocaproic-acid-use-during-cranial-vault-reconstruction-surgery
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Mark E Thompson, Charles Saadeh, Phillip Watkins, Laszlo Nagy, Joshua Demke
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA) load of 50 mg∙kg(-1) before skin incision, and infusion of 25 mg∙kg(-1)∙h(-1) until skin closure during cranial vault reconstruction (CVR) were associated with decreased estimated blood loss and transfusion requirements. BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytic medications decrease bleeding and transfusion requirements during cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgeries with high blood loss, but practical reductions in blood loss and transfusion requirements have not been consistently realized in children undergoing CVR...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181262/descriptive-characteristics-and-in-hospital-mortality-of-critically-bleeding-patients-requiring-massive-transfusion-results-from-the-australian-and-new-zealand-massive-transfusion-registry
#13
R Ruseckaite, Z K McQuilten, J C Oldroyd, T H Richter, P A Cameron, J P Isbister, E M Wood
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Critically bleeding patients requiring massive transfusion (MT) are clinically challenging, and limited data exist to support management decisions. This study describes patient characteristics, transfusion support and clinical outcomes from the Australian and New Zealand (NZ) Massive Transfusion Registry (ANZ-MTR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective, cohort study of all adult patients receiving MT (≥5 units red blood cells [RBC] in 4 h) at participating ANZ-MTR hospitals, 2011-2015...
February 8, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168983/changes-in-operative-strategy-for-patients-enrolled-in-the-international-registry-of-acute-aortic-dissection-interventional-cohort-program
#14
Neil Parikh, Santi Trimarchi, Thomas G Gleason, Arnoud V Kamman, Marco di Eusanio, Truls Myrmel, Amit Korach, Hersh Maniar, Takeyoshi Ota, Ali Khoynezhad, Daniel G Montgomery, Nimesh D Desai, Kim A Eagle, Christoph A Nienaber, Eric M Isselbacher, Joseph Bavaria, Thoralf M Sundt, Himanshu J Patel
OBJECTIVE: Advancements in cardiothoracic surgery prompted investigation into changes in operative management for acute type A aortic dissections over time. METHODS: One thousand seven hundred thirty-two patients undergoing surgery for type A aortic dissection were identified from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection Interventional Cohort Database. Patients were divided into time tertiles (T) (T1: 1996-2003, T2: 2004-2010, and T3: 2011-2016). RESULTS: Frequency of valve sparing procures increased (T1: 3...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162140/the-prevalence-and-effects-of-aspiration-among-neonates-at-the-time-of-discharge
#15
Emily Karsch, Sharon Y Irving, Brandon S Aylward, William T Mahle
BACKGROUND: Neonates undergoing heart surgery for CHD are at risk for postoperative gastrointestinal complications and aspiration events. There are limited data regarding the prevalence of aspiration after neonatal cardiothoracic surgery; thus, the effects of aspiration events on this patient population are not well understood. This retrospective chart review examined the prevalence and effects of aspiration among neonates who had undergone cardiac surgery at the time of their discharge...
February 6, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161983/prospective-correlates-of-early-30%C3%A2-day-readmissions-on-a-cardiothoracic-surgery-service
#16
Mark W Ketterer, Mansi Chawa, Gaetano Paone
Known to vary widely among hospitals for unclear reasons, early readmissions are associated with higher mortality and are suspected to frequently be due to inadequate discharge preparation/planning. It has been previously documented that the strongest and most consistent predictor of early readmissions in CHF patients is chronic cognitive impairment, and compensatory assistance with adherence on discharge improves early readmission rates. Prospective observational study. The present investigation examined multiple putative perioperative predictors of early readmission in a hospitalized Cardiothoracic Surgery Service...
February 6, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153625/ruptured-mycotic-aneurysm-and-cerebral-vasospasm-in-the-setting-of-endocarditis-and-heart-failure-requiring-cardiothoracic-surgery-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Chih-Ta Lin, Bruce Tranmer, Susan Durham, David Johnson, Mark Hamlin, R Morton Bolman
BACKGROUND: Ruptured mycotic aneurysm in the setting of cardiac failure and cerebral vasospasm presents unique management challenges. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm with subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, and endocarditis with heart failure successfully underwent craniotomy, neuroendovascular treatment, and cardiopulmonary bypass for mitral valve replacement while in cerebral vasospasm. This case highlights clinical management strategies for a patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, endocarditis, and heart failure...
January 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152018/acute-kidney-injury-burden-in-different-clinical-units-data-from-nationwide-survey-in-china
#18
Xiaojing Tang, Dongping Chen, Shengqiang Yu, Li Yang, Changlin Mei
BACKGROUND: The inpatient morbidity and mortality of acute kidney injury (AKI) vary considerably in different clinical units, yet studies to compare the difference remain limited. METHODS: We compared the clinical characteristics of AKI in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), medical and surgical departments by using the data derived from the 2013 nationwide cross-sectional survey of AKI in China to capture variations among different clinical departments in recognition, management, and outcomes of AKI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149558/parma-tracheostomy-technique-a-hybrid-approach-to-tracheostomy-between-classical-surgical-and-percutaneous-tracheostomies
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Alberto Molardi, Filippo Benassi, Tullio Manca, Andrea Ramelli, Antonella Vezzani, Francesco Nicolini, Giorgio Romano, Matteo Ricci, Davide Carino, Maria Vincenza Di Chicco, Tiziano Gherli
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study is to compare the classical surgical tracheostomy (TT) technique with a modified surgical technique designed and created by the cardiothoracic surgery staff of our department to reduce surgical trauma and postoperative complications. This modified technique combines features of percutaneous TT and surgical TT avoiding the use of specialized tools, which are required in percutaneous TT. METHODS: From October 2008 to March 2014 we performed 67 tracheostomies using this New Modified Surgical Technique (NMST) and 56 TT with the Classical Surgical Technique (CST)...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142354/the-use-of-three-dimensional-printing-technology-in-orthopaedic-surgery
#20
Tak Man Wong, Jimmy Jin, Tak Wing Lau, Christian Fang, Chun Hoi Yan, Kelvin Yeung, Michael To, Frankie Leung
Three-dimensional (3-D) printing or additive manufacturing, an advanced technology that 3-D physical models are created, has been wildly applied in medical industries, including cardiothoracic surgery, cranio-maxillo-facial surgery and orthopaedic surgery. The physical models made by 3-D printing technology give surgeons a realistic impression of complex structures, allowing surgical planning and simulation before operations. In orthopaedic surgery, this technique is mainly applied in surgical planning especially revision and reconstructive surgeries, making patient-specific instruments or implants, and bone tissue engineering...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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