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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670472/seasonal-incidence-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-its-features
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Enisa Hodzic, Semir Perla, Amer Iglica, Marina Vucijak
Introduction: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the most common health problems in the world and the leading cause of death. Goal: The goals of this study are to determine: ACS type, risk factors, incidence and the seasonal distribution of occurrence Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter, ACS incidence by age and gender, and complications (post-infarction angina and heart failure) and fatal outcomes of ACS per season. Material and methodology: This study is designed as retrospective-prospective and analytical, which included 250 patients hospitalized in the Intensive Cardiac care unit of the Clinic for heart disease, blood vessels and rheumatism in the period from June 2013 to July 2014...
March 2018: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663995/-risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-ill-patients
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Jianyu Fu, Hongying Bi, Yunsong Xia, Hui Fang, Xu Liu, Yan Tang, Difen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, and to explore the correlation between the routine detection index and the new-onset AF and to find out risk factors for new AF in critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients with AF admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from March 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into new-onset AF group and past-existed AF group according to their past history of AF (including persistent AF, paroxysmal AF or permanent AF)...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660669/the-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-criteria-and-their-differential-association-with-mortality
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Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, D James Cooper, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: Despite the recent Sepsis-3 consensus, the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria continue to be assessed and recommended. Such use implies equivalence and interchangeability of criteria. Thus, we aimed to test whether such criteria are indeed equivalent and interchangeable. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2000 to 2015, we identified patients with infection, organ failure, and at least one SIRS criterion in 179 Intensive Care Units in Australia and New...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652272/comparison-of-immediate-extubation-versus-ultrafast-tracking-strategy-in-the-management-of-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Amarja Sachin Nagre, Nagesh P Jambures
Introduction: Ultrafast tracking of anesthesia (UFTA) is practiced routinely, whereas immediate on-table extubation after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting surgery has many concerns. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of immediate extubation (IE) versus UFTA. Methods: Sixty patients were enrolled who underwent OPCAB surgery. The two groups IE and UFTA had thirty patients each. Inclusion criteria were patients for OPCAB surgery including left main stenosis...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628154/-severity-of-disease-scoring-systems-and-mortality-after-non-cardiac-surgery
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Pedro Videira Reis, Gabriela Sousa, Ana Martins Lopes, Ana Vera Costa, Alice Santos, Fernando José Abelha
BACKGROUND: Mortality after surgery is frequent and severity of disease scoring systems are used for prediction. Our aim was to evaluate predictors for mortality after non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: Adult patients admitted at our surgical intensive care unit between January 2006 and July 2013 was included. Univariate analysis was carried using Mann-Whitney, Chi-square or Fisher's exact test. Logistic regression was performed to assess independent factors with calculation of odds ratio and 95% confidence interval (95% CI)...
April 5, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627355/contemporary-reviews-in-critical-care-medicine-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Nicholas A Bosch, Jonathan Cimini, Allan J Walkey
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in the intensive care unit. Pre-existing AF is highly prevalent among older patients with chronic conditions who are at risk for critical illness, while new-onset AF can be triggered by accelerated atrial remodeling and arrhythmogenic triggers encountered during critical illness. The acute loss of atrial systole and onset of rapid ventricular rates that characterize new-onset AF often lead to decreased cardiac output and hemodynamic compromise...
April 5, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626051/access-to-palliative-care-by-disease-trajectory-a-population-based-cohort-of-ontario-decedents
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Hsien Seow, Erin O'Leary, Richard Perez, Peter Tanuseputro
OBJECTIVES: To examine access to palliative care between different disease trajectories and compare to other geographic areas. DESIGN: A retrospective population-based decedent cohort study using linked administrative data. SETTING: Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Ontario decedents between 1 April 2010 and 31 December 2012. Patients were categorised into disease trajectories: terminal illness (eg, cancer), organ failure (eg, chronic heart failure), frailty (eg, dementia), sudden death or other...
April 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623383/-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-terminal-heart-failure
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REVIEW
M Derwall, A Moza, A Brücken
BACKGROUND: After exhaustion of all conservative measures in the treatment of acute and chronic heart insufficiency, there is the possibility to temporarily or permanently support or replace the pump performance of the heart by mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems. OBJECTIVE: Presentation of the most important cardiac support systems for intensive care medicine, their indications and important risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Critical review of device manufacturer's specifications, current research and expert opinions...
April 5, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623382/-the-heart-catheter-table-is-not-the-operating-table-intraindividual-comparison-of-pulmonary-artery-pressures
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M U Ziegler, H Reinelt
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery need extensive and invasive monitoring, which needs to be individually adapted for each patient and requires a diligent risk-benefit analysis. The use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) seems to be justifiable in certain cases; therefore, the preoperative diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension represents an indication for perioperative monitoring with PAC in the S3 guidelines of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI)...
April 5, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619334/factors-determining-outcomes-in-adult-patient-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-a-real-world-retrospective-study-in-an-indian-intensive-care-unit
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Khalid Ismail Khatib, Subhal Bhalchandra Dixit, Mukund Manohar Joshi
Background: Characteristics of patients admitted to intensive care units with respiratory failure (RF) and undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) have been described for particular indications and diseases, but there are few studies in the general Intensive Care Unit (ICU) population and even lesser from developing countries. Objective: This study aims to study clinical characteristics, outcomes, and factors affecting outcomes in adult patients with RF on MV admitted to ICU...
January 2018: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617495/early-clinical-results-of-perceval-sutureless-aortic-valve-in-139-patients-freeman-experience
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Syed Saleem Mujtaba, Simon Ledingham, Asif Raza Shah, Stephen Clark, Thasee Pillay, Stephan Schueler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the safety and performance of the Perceval sutureless valve in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. We report the 30-day clinical outcomes of 139 patients. METHODS: From January 2014 to December 2016, 139 patients underwent sutureless aortic valve replacement. Their operation notes, National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography findings were studied retrospectively...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616405/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-incidence-risk-factors-and-etiological-agents
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Gnanaguru Vijay, Anirban Mandal, Jhuma Sankar, Arti Kapil, Rakesh Lodha, S K Kabra
OBJECTIVES: To study the incidence, etiology and risk factors associated with ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in children. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was conducted on patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of a tertiary care institute of North India, from June 2012 through March 2014, who received mechanical ventilation for more than 24 h. All enrolled children were assessed daily for development of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) using the case definition given by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
April 4, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614544/-pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-gastric-cancer
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Bijan Zomorodbakhsch, Inna Shaforostova, Robert Fiedler
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS:  A 53-year-old woman with relapsed metastatic gastric cancer after multimodal therapy was hospitalized 6 months after the end of treatment due to acute dyspnea. INVESTIGATIONS AND DIAGNOSIS:  The examination showed tachycardia and tachypnea. D-dimers and LDH were elevated, blood gases were still in the standard range. In the CT we could exclude a pulmonary embolism (LE) and pneumonia. The echocardiography (EC) showed no abnormalities...
April 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602943/hemoptysis-after-cardiomems-implantation-case-report-and-review
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Aniket S Rali, Zubair Shah, Andrew J Sauer, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND The CardioMEMS heart failure system is a small sensor that is placed in a branch pulmonary artery for ambulatory monitoring of pulmonary artery pressures. CardioMEMS has been approved for use in the United States in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III heart failure and frequent hospitalizations. In this report we describe a patient who had hemoptysis after CardioMEMS implantation. Further, we discuss possible etiologies for the occurrence of hemoptysis and suggest strategies to minimize this risk...
March 31, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600543/speckle-tracking-analysis-in-intensive-care-unit-a-toy-or-a-tool
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REVIEW
Antonello D'Andrea, Juri Radmilovic, Donato Mele, Flavio D'Ascenzi, Eustachio Agricola, Andreina Carbone, Francesco Lo Iudice, Giuseppina Novo, Francesco Ancona, Francesca Maria Righini, Sergio Mondillo, Eduardo Bossone, Maurizio Galderisi
The use of conventional echocardiography in the intensive care unit (ICU) is today established to assess left and right ventricular systolic function, for preload determination and procedural guidance. Next step in ICU echocardiography could be the use of novel ultrasound techniques such as strain echocardiography to assist in the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. This review has gathered the available evidence supporting the incremental value of strain in the diagnostic workup of cardiac diseases treated in ICU...
March 30, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595686/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-sepsis-induced-myocardial-dysfunction-and-stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-sepsis-or-septic-shock-a-comparative-retrospective-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Han Saem Jeong, Tae Hyub Lee, Cho Hee Bang, Jong-Ho Kim, Soon Jun Hong
While both sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction (SIMD) and stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SICMP) are common in patients with sepsis, the pathogenesis of the 2 diseases is different, and they require different treatment strategies. Thus, we aimed to investigate risk factors and outcomes between the 2 diseases.This retrospective study enrolled patients diagnosed with sepsis or septic shock, admitted to intensive care unit via emergency department in Korea University Anam Hospital, and who underwent transthoracic echocardiography within the first 24 hours of admission...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592634/risk-factors-associated-with-peripheral-neuropathy-in-heart-failure-patients-candidates-for-transplantation
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Chiara Minà, Sergio Bagnato, Antonino Sant'Angelo, Calogero Falletta, Gabriele Di Gesaro, Valentina Agnese, Fabio Tuzzolino, Giuseppe Galardi, Francesco Clemenza
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral neuropathy can affect patients with heart failure, though its prevalence is unknown. After heart transplantation, it can influence the postoperative course and quality of life, but screening for neuromuscular disease is not routinely performed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the factors associated with neuropathy in a population of patients with heart failure who are candidates for heart transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: Data regarding patients' clinical history, including recent hospitalizations, were collected...
March 2018: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588066/life-threatening-everolimus-associated-pneumonitis-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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F Almeida, S Amorim, A Sarmento, L Santos
INTRODUCTION: Noninfective pneumonitis is a class-related effect within mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, including everolimus, and can occasionally be severe. CASE REPORT: A 62-year-old man, medicated with everolimus due to a heart transplantation 17 years previously and with chronic kidney disease, was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with acute respiratory failure, cardiovascular shock, and impaired renal function requiring dialysis. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed right upper lobe consolidation...
March 24, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579880/complex-congenital-heart-disease-is-heart-transplantation-an-option
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I Esteve-Ruiz, A Grande-Trillo, D Rangel-Sousa, A Adsuar-Gómez, M Sobrino-Márquez, E Lage-Gallé
INTRODUCTION: Within the heart transplant (HT) population, few patients have complex congenital heart disease (CHD) underlying disease. Our objective is to assess the complications and follow-up of patients with CHD transplanted in our center (1991-present). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients older than 14 years old with CHD and HT. Clinical and surgical variables were analyzed. RESULTS: Ten patients (age 25 ± 7 years old, 60% male) were analyzed, which represents 2...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572091/effects-on-short-term-outcome-of-non-invasive-ventilation-use-in-the-emergency-department-to-treat-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-a-propensity-score-based-analysis-of-the-eahfe-registry
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Òscar Miró, Gemma Martínez, Josep Masip, Víctor Gil, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Pere Llorens, Pablo Herrero-Puente, Carolina Sánchez, Fernando Richard, Javier Lucas-Invernón, José Manuel Garrido, Alexandre Mebazaa, José Ríos, W Frank Peacock, Judd E Hollander, Javier Jacob
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in emergency department (ED) patients with acute heart failure (AHF) on short term outcomes. METHODS: Patients from the EAHFE Registry (a multicenter, observational, multipurpose, cohort-designed database including consecutive AHF patients in 41 Spanish EDs) were grouped based on NIV treatment (NIV+ and NIV-groups). Using propensity score (PS) methodology, we identified two subgroups of patients matched by 38 covariates and compared regarding 30-day survival (primary outcome)...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
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