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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932552/chylothorax-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-complicates-short-term-but-not-long-term-outcomes-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Nikoletta R Czobor, György Roth, Zsolt Prodán, Daniel J Lex, Erzsébet Sápi, László Ablonczy, Mihály Gergely, Edgar A Székely, János Gál, Andrea Székely
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of postoperative chylothorax in children with congenital heart disease is a rare and serious complication in cardiac intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of our study was to identify the perioperative characteristics, treatment options, resource utilization and long term complications of patients having chylothorax after a pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients were retrospectively assessed for the presence of chylothorax between January 2002 and December 2012 in a tertiary national cardiac center...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931366/prolonged-intensive-care-unit-stay-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Ryosuke Higuchi, Morimasa Takayama, Kenichi Hagiya, Mike Saji, Keitaro Mahara, Itaru Takamisawa, Jun Shimizu, Tetsuya Tobaru, Nobuo Iguchi, Shuichiro Takanashi
PURPOSE: Postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) stay after cardiac surgeries has been extensively studied, but little attention has been given to ICU stay following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This study examined ICU stay after TAVR. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-five patients who underwent TAVR between April 2010 and October 2016 were studied retrospectively. We investigated the status of ICU stay, the predictors of prolonged ICU stay (PICUS), and its impact on short- and long-term outcomes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927452/vancomycin-heteroresistance-in-coagulase-negative-staphylococcus-blood-stream-infections-from-patients-of-intensive-care-units-in-mansoura-university-hospitals-egypt
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Ghada El-Saeed Mashaly, Rasha Hassan El-Mahdy
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin heteroresistance in coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS) is a recent health concern especially in serious infections like bloodstream infections as it may lead to failure of therapy. Little information is available about the prevalence vancomycin heteroresistance in CoNS causing bloodstream infections in intensive care units (ICUs) patients of Mansoura University Hospitals (MUHs). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 743 blood samples collected from ICUs patients presented with clinical manifestations of bloodstream infections over the period extending from January 2014 to March 2016...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925053/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-can-save-lives-in-children-with-heart-or-lung-failure-after-liver-transplantation
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Sandrine Jean, Christophe Chardot, Mehdi Oualha, Carmen Capito, Olivier Bustarret, Philippe Pouard, Sylvain Renolleau, Florence Lacaille, Laurent Dupic
The risk of cardiac or lung failure after liver transplantation (LT) is significant. In rare cases, the usual intensive care techniques fail to maintain organ oxygenation with a risk of multiorgan dysfunction. Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a difficult and risky procedure, it can be proposed as life-saving. Four children with either acute pulmonary (three) or cardiac (one) failure after LT, and the criteria that decided the use of ECMO (level of ventilation and results, dosage of inotropic drugs, cardiac ultrasound, blood lactate) were retrospectively reported...
September 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923474/beyond-the-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Ming Chu, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Hung-Chih Lin
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a consequence of failed pulmonary vascular transition at birth and leads to pulmonary hypertension with shunting of deoxygenated blood across the ductus arteriosus (DA) and foramen ovale (FO) resulting in severe hypoxemia, and it may eventually lead to life-threatening circulatory failure. PPHN is a serious event affecting both term and preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. It is often associated with diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, sepsis, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922269/extubation-failure-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-following-first-stage-single-ventricle-reconstruction-operation
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Thomas Scodellaro, Jane M McKenzie, Yves d'Udekem, Warwick Butt, Siva P Namachivayam
OBJECTIVES: To identify the prevalence, causes, risk factors, and outcomes associated with extubation failure following first stage single ventricle reconstruction surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of neonates who underwent a first stage single ventricle reconstruction operation. Extubation failure was defined as endotracheal reintubation within 48 hours of first extubation attempt. SETTING: The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918395/non-invasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Daniel Klotz, Hendryk Schneider, Stefan Schumann, Benjamin Mayer, Hans Fuchs
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) has recently been described as a novel mode of respiratory support for premature infants. This study was designed to determine whether nHFOV decreases CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) in premature infants more effectively than non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). DESIGN: Non-blinded prospective randomised controlled cross-over study. SETTING: University Medical Center tertiary neonatal intensive care unit...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915854/medical-therapy-following-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-association-with-discharge-to-long-term-care-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-population
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Emily B Levitan, Melissa K Van Dyke, Ligong Chen, Raegan W Durant, Todd M Brown, J David Rhodes, Olusola Olubowale, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Meredith L Kilgore, Justin Blackburn, Karen C Albright, Monika M Safford
BACKGROUND: Less intensive treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) may be appropriate for patients in long-term care settings because of limited life expectancy, frailty, comorbidities, and emphasis on quality of life. METHODS: We compared treatment patterns between REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study participants discharged to long-term care versus home following HFrEF hospitalizations. We examined medical records and Medicare pharmacy claims for 147 HFrEF hospitalizations among 80 participants to obtain information about discharge disposition and medication prescriptions and fills...
September 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906306/predicting-early-mortality-following-hip-fracture-surgery-the-hip-fracture-estimator-of-mortality-amsterdam-hema
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Julian Karres, Noera Kieviet, Jan-Peter Eerenberg, Bart C Vrouenraets
OBJECTIVES: Early mortality following hip fracture surgery is high and pre-operative risk assessment for the individual patient is challenging. A risk model could identify patients in need of more intensive perioperative care, provide insight in the prognosis and allow for risk-adjustment in audits. This study aimed to develop and validate a risk prediction model for 30-day mortality following hip fracture surgery: the Hip fracture Estimator of Mortality Amsterdam (HEMA). METHODS: Data on 1050 consecutive patients undergoing hip fracture surgery between 2004 and 2010 were retrospectively collected and randomly split into a development cohort (746 patients) and validation cohort (304 patients)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905701/outcomes-of-patients-with-severe-influenza-infection-admitted-to-intensive-care-units-a-retrospective-study-in-a-medical-centre
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Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Willy Chou, Kuo-Shu Yuan, Chin-Ming Chen
PURPOSE: This study assessed clinical manifestations and prognostic factors of critically ill patients with severe influenza admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in Taiwan's recent outbreak. METHODOLOGY: Patients admitted to ICU for severe influenza between January 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, were identified and their medical records were retrospectively reviewed. The primary endpoints were outcomes and predictors of in-hospital mortality. RESULTS: There were 125 patients with an average Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score of 20...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895030/type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-prevention-the-dogmas-disputed
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Dario Giugliano, Maria Ida Maiorino, Giuseppe Bellastella, Katherine Esposito
In randomized controlled trials (RCTs), more intensive glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes leads to a modest (9%) reduction in major cardiovascular events (MACE), associated with a 20% reduction of kidney events and 13% reduction of eye events. The FDA issued guidance in 2008 led to the conduct of numerous cardiovascular outcomes (CVOT) trials to assess cardiovascular safety of new antihyperglycemic therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results of these trials show that insulin glargine, three different dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (saxagliptin, alogliptin, and sitagliptin) and lixisenatide (a glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonist) produce no significant difference in CVOT when compared with usual care or placebo...
September 11, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884343/prognostic-impact-of-isolated-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-an-8-year-historical-cohort-study
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Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Mukesh Kumar, Govind Pandompatam, Ankit Sakhuja, Rahul Kashyap, Kianoush Kashani, Ognjen Gajic, Jeffrey B Geske, Jacob C Jentzer
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic myocardial dysfunction is reported commonly in sepsis and septic shock, but there are limited data on sepsis-related right ventricular dysfunction. This study sought to evaluate the association of right ventricular dysfunction with clinical outcomes in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: Historical cohort study of adult patients admitted to all intensive care units at the Mayo Clinic from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2014 for severe sepsis and septic shock, who had an echocardiogram performed within 72 h of admission...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867781/low-docosahexaenoic-acid-dihomo-gamma-linolenic-acid-and-arachidonic-acid-levels-associated-with-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-in-different-nutritional-statuses
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Shohei Ouchi, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Kazunori Shimada, Yurina Sugita, Megumi Shimizu, Azusa Murata, Takao Kato, Tatsuro Aikawa, Shoko Suda, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Masaru Hiki, Shuhei Takahashi, Hiroshi Iwata, Takatoshi Kasai, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
The clinical significance of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in various nutritional statuses remains unclear. For this study, we enrolled 267 patients with ADHF admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at Juntendo University hospital between April 2012 and March 2014. The association between long-term mortality, the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI), and levels of PUFAs, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), and arachidonic acid (AA) was investigated...
August 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858068/inflammatory-bowel-disease-predictors-and-causes-of-early-and-late-hospital-readmissions
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Prashant Mudireddy, Frank Scott, Alexandra Feathers, Gary R Lichtenstein
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The rate of hospital readmission after discharge has been studied extensively in chronic conditions such as hepatic cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart failure. Causative factors associated with hospital readmission have not been adequately investigated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We studied the rate, causes, and factors that predict readmissions at 1 month, 3 months, and 1 year in patients with IBD...
August 29, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852817/risk-factors-for-heart-failure-and-its-costs-among-children-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-medicaid-cohort
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Deipanjan Nandi, Joseph W Rossano, Yinding Wang, Jeanette M Jerrell
Little research attention has been paid to the occurrence of heart failure (HF) in children with complex congenital heart diseases (CHDs). Herein, we describe the prevalence, risk factors, and costs associated with HF in complex CHD. Patients aged ≤17 years and diagnosed with a complex CHD on multiple service visits over a 15-year period in the SC Medicaid dataset (1996-2010) were tracked and analyzed. The cohort included 2999 unduplicated patients; 51.0% were male; 34.4% were African American. HF was diagnosed in 7...
August 29, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844513/outcomes-of-nonagenarians-admitted-to-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-by-the-elders-risk-assessment-score-for-long-term-mortality-risk-stratification
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Andrew N Rosenbaum, Niyada Naksuk, Shahyar M Gharacholou, Jorge A Brenes-Salazar
There are limited data on outcomes of older adults admitted to cardiac intensive care units (CICU), and there are no data on outcomes after admission to the CICU in nonagenarians. Our purpose was to identify whether the Elders Risk Assessment (ERA) index could risk stratify older adults after CICU admission. We retrospectively identified 453 nonagenarians admitted to the CICU between 2004 and 2013. End points included mortality, length of stay, incidence of delirium, and discharge disposition. Average age of the cohort was 92 ± 2 years, and the average ERA score was 13 ± 6...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839863/short-term-changes-in-liver-tests-predict-long-term-mortality
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Eliana Saffouri, Eugénie S Lim, Susan W Kim, Paul Hakendorf, Campbell H Thompson
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether short-term changes in liver tests (bilirubin, albumin, gamma glutamyl transferase, alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase) predict 12-month mortality and, if so, which test is most informative. DESIGN: Retrospective review of general medicine inpatients at a tertiary hospital (2005-2012) identified non-elective admissions of minimum 7 days' duration. Patients with liver disease, malignancy, admission to the intensive care unit or inpatient mortality were excluded...
October 2016: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835821/slow-ventricular-tachycardia-presenting-with-acute-liver-failure
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Andreas Wannhoff, Christian Nusshag, Wolfgang Stremmel, Uta Merle
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac hepatopathy is an important differential diagnosis of acute liver failure. Slow ventricular tachycardia (slow VT) is a ventricular tachycardia (VT), in which heart rate is below the typical frequency of VT. We here report a case of acute liver failure in a patient with slow VT. METHODS: The 64-year old male patient with history of cardiac pacemaker implantation for complete atrioventricular block was referred to our intensive care unit because of acute liver failure...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832796/transverse-sternal-split-a-safe-mini-invasive-approach-for-perventricular-device-closure-of-ventricular-septal-defect
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Pankaj Garg, Arvind Kumar Bishnoi, Ketav Lakhia, Jigar Surti, Sumbul Siddiqui, Parth Solanki, Himani Pandya
Objective: Perventricular device closure of ventricular septal defect through midline sternotomy avoids the cardiopulmonary bypass, however, lacks the cosmetic advantage. Perventricular device closure of ventricular septal defect with transverse split sternotomy was performed to add the cosmetic advantage of mini-invasive technique. Methods: Thirty-six pediatric patients with mean age 7.14±3.24 months and weight 5.00±0.88 kg were operated for perventricular device closure of ventricular septal defect through transverse split sternotomy in 4th intercostal space under transesophageal echocardiography guidance...
May 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828765/fast-track-extubation-in-adult-patients-on-pump-open-heart-surgery-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Hasanat Sharif, Mohammad Hamid, Khalid Samad, Fazal Hameed Khan
Background: Fast-track cardiac surgery programs have been established as the standard of cardiac surgical care. Studies have shown that early extubation in elective cardiac surgery patients, including coronary and non-coronary open-heart surgery patients does not increase perioperative morbidity and mortality. The objective of this observational study was to determine the success and failure profile of fast track extubation (FTE) practice in adult open-heart surgical patients. Methods: The study was conducted at cardiac operating room and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) of a tertiary care hospital for a period of nine months, i...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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