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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092289/the-impact-of-obesity-on-heart-failure
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Alexander B Zhai, Haissam Haddad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity, a growing global health problem, contributes to the development of heart failure. However, increased BMI seems protective for those with established disease, a phenomenon known as the 'obesity paradox'. In this review, we outline the mechanism through which obesity can contribute to the development of heart failure, explore the concept of obesity paradox, and highlight the challenges that obesity presents for advanced heart failure therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the mechanism underlying the obesity paradox is complex, meta-analysis shows that intentional weight loss through bariatric surgery can indeed improve cardiac structure and function...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090289/an-international-physician-survey-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-management
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Henning Gall, Ioana R Preston, Barbara Hinzmann, Sabina Heinz, David Jenkins, Nick H Kim, Irene Lang
We conducted an international study to evaluate practices in the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) globally across different regions. Between August and October 2012, CTEPH-treating physicians completed a 15-minute online questionnaire and provided patient record data for their 2-5 most recent patients with CTEPH. Overall, 496 physicians (Europe: 260; United States: 152; Argentina: 52; Japan: 32) completed the questionnaire and provided patient record data for 1,748 patients...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089835/supplementary-tests-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-single-center-experience-with-a-combined-lumbar-infusion-test-and-tap-test
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F Raneri, M A S Zella, A Di Cristofori, B Zarrino, M Pluderi, D Spagnoli
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar infusion test (LIT) and Tap Test (TT) have previously been described for the diagnosis and the selection of appropriate surgical candidates in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 81 consecutive patients with clinical diagnosis of iNPH selected for supplementary testing. Clinical evaluation was scored with the Japanese Grading Scale for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (JGSNPH), the Global Deterioration Score (GDS) and the modified Rankin Scale (mRS)...
January 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089473/box-or-virtual-reality-trainer-which-tool-results-in-better-transfer-of-laparoscopic-basic-skills-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Christian Brinkmann, Mathias Fritz, Ulrich Pankratius, Ralf Bahde, Philipp Neumann, Steffen Schlueter, Norbert Senninger, Emile Rijcken
OBJECTIVE: Simulation training improves laparoscopic performance. Laparoscopic basic skills can be learned in simulators as box- or virtual-reality (VR) trainers. However, there is no clear recommendation for either box or VR trainers as the most appropriate tool for the transfer of acquired laparoscopic basic skills into a surgical procedure. DESIGN: Both training tools were compared, using validated and well-established curricula in the acquirement of basic skills, in a prospective randomized trial in a 5-day structured laparoscopic training course...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089404/the-schhs-hip-fracture-clinical-network-experience-improving-care-and-outcomes-through-an-interprofessional-approach
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Gillian Puckeridge, Morné Terblanche, Debbie Massey
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are a major global health care issue, with the 1.26 million estimated cases in 1990 predicted to increase to 4.5 million by 2050. Varying models of care have been developed to improve outcomes following fragility hip fractures. Most of these care models embrace an interprofessional approach to care. Specialist orthopedic nurses play an important role in the management of fragility hip fracture patients and their contribution to the interprofessional health care team is an important predictor of patient outcomes...
December 18, 2016: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089142/bedside-monitoring-of-cerebral-energy-state-during-cardiac-surgery-a-novel-approach-utilizing-intravenous-microdialysis
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Simon Mölström, Troels H Nielsen, Claus Andersen, Carl H Nordström, Palle Toft
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether the lactate-to-pyruvate (LP) ratio obtained by microdialysis (MD) of the cerebral venous outflow reflected a derangement of global cerebral energy state during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: Interventional, prospective, randomized study. SETTING: Single-center, university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 10 patients undergoing primary, elective coronary artery bypass grafting...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088688/randomized-phase-iii-study-to-assess-efficacy-and-safety-of-adjuvant-capox-with-or-without-bevacizumab-in-patients-after-resection-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-hepatica-study
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Nikol Snoeren, Richard van Hillegersberg, Sander B Schouten, Andre M Bergman, Erikv van Werkhoven, Otilia Dalesio, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Henk M Verheul, Joost van der Sijp, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, E E Voest
Bevacizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Recurrence after resection of colorectal liver metastases (CRLMs), presumably caused by VEGF-mediated outgrowth of micrometastases, might decrease when VEGF is inhibited. This study examines the efficacy and safety of adding bevacizumab to an adjuvant regimen of CAPOX in patients undergoing radical resection for their CRLMs. Patients with resected CRLMs were randomized after surgery to receive CAPOX and bevacizumab (arm A) or CAPOX alone (arm B) as adjuvant treatment...
January 12, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087136/global-general-pediatric-surgery-partnership-the-ucla-mozambique-experience
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Vanda Amado, Deborah B Martins, Abraar Karan, Brittni Johnson, Shant Shekherdimian, Lee T Miller, Atanasio Taela, Daniel A DeUgarte
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: There has been increasing recognition of the disparities in surgical care throughout the world. Increasingly, efforts are being made to improve local infrastructure and training of surgeons in low-income settings. The purpose of this study was to review the first 5-years of a global academic pediatric general surgery partnership between UCLA and the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was utilized to perform an ongoing needs assessment...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079698/pediatric-hand-surgery-in-global-health-the-role-for-international-outreach
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Karen Y Chung, Amanda Hanemaayer, Dan Poenaru
PURPOSE: There is emerging interest in hand surgery and global health. This was emphasized at the 2015 presidential address at the American Society for Surgery of Hand. Children are prioritized because of their increased risk for trauma and higher potential for better outcomes. This study aims to identify how hand surgical volunteer programs can benefit the pediatric hand surgical landscape in global health. There has been no literature review to date. METHODS: This institutional review board-approved review systematically searched PubMed, Embase, Medline, African Journal Online, and the Journal of Hand Surgery...
February 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079228/attenuated-recovery-of-contractile-function-in-aging-hearts-following-global-ischemia-reperfusion-role-of-extracellular-hsp27-and-tlr4
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Lihua Ao, Yufeng Zhai, Chunhua Jin, Joseph C Cleveland, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
BACKGROUND: While cardiac functional recovery is attenuated in the elderly following cardiac surgery with obligatory global myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. We observed previously that human and mouse myocardium releases heat shock protein (HSP) 27 during global I/R. Extracellular HSP27 induces myocardial inflammatory response and plays a role in post-ischemic cardiac dysfunction in adult mouse hearts. OBJECTIVE: This study was to determine the role of extracellular HSP27 and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the attenuated functional recovery in aging mouse hearts following global I/R...
December 19, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078455/retention-of-laparoscopic-and-robotic-skills-among-medical-students-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Megan S Orlando, Lauren Thomaier, Melinda G Abernethy, Chi Chiung Grace Chen
BACKGROUND: Although simulation training beneficially contributes to traditional surgical training, there are less objective data on simulation skills retention. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the retention of laparoscopic and robotic skills after simulation training. METHODS: We present the second stage of a randomized single-blinded controlled trial in which 40 simulation-naïve medical students were randomly assigned to practice peg transfer tasks on either laparoscopic (N = 20, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Venture Technologies Inc...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074802/goal-directed-therapy-improves-the-outcome-of-high-risk-cardiac-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass
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Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Rohan Magoon, Rajinder Singh Rawat, Yatin Mehta, Sameer Taneja, R Ravi, Milind P Hote
BACKGROUND: There has been a constant emphasis on developing management strategies to improve the outcome of high-risk cardiac patients undergoing surgical revascularization. The performance of coronary artery bypass surgery on an off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) avoids the risks associated with extra-corporeal circulation. The preliminary results of goal-directed therapy (GDT) for hemodynamic management of high-risk cardiac surgical patients are encouraging. The present study was conducted to study the outcome benefits with the combined use of GDT with OPCAB as compared to the conventional hemodynamic management...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074797/minimally-invasive-compared-to-conventional-approach-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-improves-outcome
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Jitumoni Baishya, Antony George, Jayaprakash Krishnamoorthy, Geetha Muniraju, Murali Chakravarthy
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive (MI) cardiac surgery is a rapidly gaining popularity, globally as well as in India. We aimed to compare the outcome of MI to the conventional approach for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS: This prospective, comparative study was conducted at a tertiary care cardiac surgical center. All patients who underwent CABG surgery via MI approach (MI group) from July 2015 to December 2015 were enrolled and were compared against same number of EuroSCORE II matched patients undergoing CABG through conventional mid-sternotomy approach (CON group)...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074794/acute-effect-of-treatment-of-mitral-stenosis-on-left-atrium-function
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Atooshe Rohani, Shahram Kargar, Afsoon Fazlinejad, Fereshte Ghaderi, Vida Vakili, Homa Falsoleiman, Ramin Khamene Bagheri
AIM: Peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS) is used to evaluate left atrium (LA) function in patients with mitral stenosis (MS), before and after percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy (PTMC) and mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS: Patients with severe symptomatic MS, who were referred to our echocardiographic laboratory for a diagnostic examination before cardiac surgery or PTMC from October of 2014 to October of 2015, were included in the study. RESULT: The peak systolic global LA strain improved post-PTMC (P < 0...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074374/can-we-predict-the-perioperative-pulmonary-complications-before-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-original-research
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Nurhan Atilla, Huseyin Arpag, Fulsen Bozkus, Hasan Kahraman, Emrah Cengiz, Ertan Bulbuloglu, Semi Atilla
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of obesity in worldwide is one of the most serious chronic public health problems and is considered to be a global epidemic. Bariatric surgical procedures have also been applied more often with increased prevalence of obesity. As a result, the incidence of surgical complications has increased. Preoperative evaluation is quite important for these patients. AIMS: The aim of our study is to determine the predictors of perioperative pulmonary complications of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy...
January 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072936/haptoglobin-and-free-haemoglobin-during-cardiac-surgery-is-there-a-link-to-acute-kidney-injury
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A J Wetz, E M Richardt, H Schotola, M Bauer, A Bräuer
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently observed after cardiac surgery (CS) with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Multiple mechanisms underlie this phenomenon, including CPB-dependent haemolysis. Haemoglobin is released during haemolysis, and free haemoglobin (frHb) causes tubular cell injury after exceeding the binding capacity of haptoglobin (Hp). The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of perioperative changes in frHb and Hp levels on the incidence of CS-associated (CSA) AKI. After receiving local ethics committee approval and obtaining informed consent from our patients, we analysed the data pertaining to 154 patients undergoing CPB surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072654/adverse-events-following-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery-a-comparison-of-surgical-approach
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Anthony M Tolisano, Philip D Littlefield
OBJECTIVE: Compare complications of vestibular schwannoma (VS) resection by surgical approach. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: The 2008 to 2013 American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. PATIENTS: Adult patients with VS resection by an otolaryngologist. INTERVENTIONS: VS resection via transtemporal (TT), retrosigmoid (RS), or middle cranial fossa (MCF) approaches...
January 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069456/neurocardiac-protection-with-milrinone-for-restoring-acute-cerebral-hypoperfusion-and-delayed-ischemic-injury-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Tomoko Mutoh, Tatsushi Mutoh, Kazumasu Sasaki, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Yasuko Tatewaki, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Yasuyuki Taki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute cerebral hypoperfusion following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is highly related to the pathogenesis of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), but the therapeutic option is poorly available. This study aimed to clarify the effect of milrinone (MIL) on cerebral blood flow (CBF) and related outcomes after experimental SAH. METHODS: Twenty-seven male C57BL/6 mice were assigned to either sham surgery (SAH-sham; n=6), SAH induced by endovascular perforation (control; n=10), or SAH followed by cardiac support with intravenous MIL (n=11) performed 1...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069386/sleep-influences-the-immune-response-and-the-rejection-process-alters-sleep-pattern-evidence-from-a-skin-allograft-model-in-mice
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Francieli Silva Ruiz, Monica Levy Andersen, Camila Guindalini, Leandro Pires Araujo, José Daniel Lopes, Sergio Tufik
INTRODUCTION: Sleep generally regulates immune functions in a supportive manner and can affect parameters that are directly involved in the rejection process. STUDY OBJECTIVES: The first objective was to assess whether sleep deprivation (SD) or sleep restriction (SR) affects the allograft rejection process in mice. The second objective was to investigate whether the rejection process itself modulates the sleep pattern of allografted mice. DESIGN: Adult BALB/c and C57BL/6J male mice were used as the donors and recipients, respectively, except for the syngeneic group (ISOTX), which received skin from mice of the same strain (C57BL/6J)...
January 6, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068288/monitoring-of-breath-vocs-and-electrical-impedance-tomography-under-pulmonary-recruitment-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Beate Brock, Svend Kamysek, Josephine Silz, Phillip Trefz, Jochen K Schubert, Wolfram Miekisch
Analysis of exhaled VOCs can provide information on physiology, metabolic processes, oxidative stress and lung diseases. In critically ill patients, VOC analysis may be used to gain complimentary information beyond global clinical parameters. This seems especially attractive in mechanically ventilated patients frequently suffering from impairment of gas exchange. This study was intended to assess (a) the effects of recruitment maneuvers onto VOC profiles, (b) the correlations between electrical impedance tomography (EIT) data and VOC profiles and (c) the effects of recruitment onto distribution of ventilation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
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