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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072930/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-be-prepared
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J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043611/usefulness-of-pulmonary-artery-diameter-in-diagnosing-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-admitted-to-tuberculosis-intensive-care-unit
#2
Armin Nowroozpoor, Seyed Mohammadreza Hshemian, Majid Malekmohammad, Majid Marjani, Payam Tabarsi, Hamidreza Jamaati, Batoul Khoundabi, Afshin Moniri
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be a complication of patients with severe pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). We aimed to study the correlation between pulmonary artery (PA) diameter (PAD) as measured by computed tomography (CT) and mean PA pressure (mPAP) as measured by echocardiography. We also aimed to determine the accuracy of PAD in diagnosing PH in patients with pulmonary TB. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the correlation between PAD measured using CT and mPAP measured using echocardiography in 132 patients with TB and PH, and 68 patients with TB but without PH, admitted to the TB intensive care unit at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, Iran...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031086/respiratory-and-cardiac-characteristics-of-icu-patients-aged-90-years-and-older-a-report-of-12-cases
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Hong-Min Zhang, Da-Wei Liu, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Quan-Hui Yang
Objective To investigate the respiratory and cardiac characteristics of elderly Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.Methods Twelve senior ICU patients aged 90 years and older were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively collected all patients' clinical data through medical record review. The basic demographics, primary cause for admission, the condition of respiratory and circulatory support, as well as prognosis were recorded. Shock patients and pneumonia patients were specifically analyzed in terms of clinical manifestations, laboratory variables, echocardiography, and lung ultrasound Results...
March 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017278/three-dimensional-transoesophageal-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pilot-study-of-ultrasound-versus-the-thermodilution-method
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Nadjib Hammoudi, Guillaume Hékimian, Florent Laveau, Marc Achkar, Richard Isnard, Alain Combes
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TOE) is a new noninvasive tool for quantitative assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction. AIM: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of 3D-TOE for the estimation of cardiac output (CO), using transpulmonary thermodilution with the Pulse index Contour Continuous Cardiac Output (PiCCO) system as the reference method, in intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
December 21, 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989096/abiotrophia-defectiva-endocarditis-complicated-by-ventricular-tachycardia
#5
Kyriacos Mouyis, Sophia Metaxa, Constantinos Missouris
A 78-year-old man was admitted to the authors' hospital with a short history of shortness of breath and pyrexia. He had long-standing moderate mitral regurgitation and stable coronary artery disease. Blood cultures grew Abiotrophia defectiva coccobaccili. Transesophageal echocardiography confirmed the diagnosis of mitral valve endocarditis that necessitated treatment with intravenous benzylpenicillin and gentamicin for six weeks. At nine days after admission the patient developed several episodes of self-limiting monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, without ischemic cardiac pain, associated with hemodynamic compromise requiring treatment with intravenous amiodarone and inotropic support in the Intensive Care Unit...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984249/predicting-fluid-responsiveness-in-acute-liver-failure-a-prospective-study
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Vinod Kumar Audimoolam, Mark J W McPhail, Chris Willars, William Bernal, Julia A Wendon, Maurizio Cecconi, Georg Auzinger
BACKGROUND: The profound hemodynamic changes seen in acute liver failure (ALF) resemble the hyperdynamic state found in the later stages of septic shock. Vasopressor support frequently is required after initial volume therapy. Markers of preload dependency have not been studied in this patient group. Dynamic maneuvers such as passive leg raising or end-expiratory hold, which have shown good predictive accuracy in a general intensive care unit population, cannot be considered safe in this cohort because of the concerns of intracranial hypertension...
December 14, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981285/utility-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-tte-in-assessing-fluid-responsiveness-in-critically-ill-patients-a-challenge-for-the-bedside-sonographer
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Wojciech Mielnicki, Agnieszka Dyla, Tomasz Zawada
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has become one of the most important diagnostic tools in the treatment of critically ill patients. It allows clinicians to recognise potentially reversible life-threatening situations and is also very effective in the monitoring of the fluid status of patients, slowly substituting invasive methods in the intensive care unit. Hemodynamic assessment is based on a few static and dynamic parameters. Dynamic parameters change during the respiratory cycle in mechanical ventilation and the level of this change directly corresponds to fluid responsiveness...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973930/comorbidities-and-subgroups-of-patients-surviving-severe-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-in-the-icu
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Dan Adler, Jean-Louis Pépin, Elise Dupuis-Lozeron, Katerina Espa-Cervena, Roselyne Merlet-Violet, Hajo Muller, Jean-Paul Janssens, Laurent Brochard
RATIONALE: No methodical assessment of the lung, cardiac and sleep function of patients surviving an acute hypercapnic respiratory failure episode requiring admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) has been reported in the literature. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively investigate the prevalence and impact of comorbidities in patients treated by mechanical ventilator support (invasive or non-invasive) for acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in the ICU. METHODS: Seventy-eight consecutive patients admitted for an episode of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure underwent an assessment of lung, cardiac and sleep function by pulmonary function tests, transthoracic echocardiography and polysomnography 3 months after ICU discharge...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932177/cardiac-tamponade-due-to-suprahepatic-surgical-exploration-in-liver-retransplantation-a-case-report
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M S Chae, Y K Jeon, D G Kim, G H Na, Y S Yi, C S Park
BACKGROUND: Cardiac tamponade is an emergency condition that requires early recognition and prompt pericardial decompression. Little has been reported on cardiac tamponade in liver retransplantation (reLT), but most cases are fatal. We managed a case of reLT complicated by accidental cardiac tamponade. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old man underwent an emergency reLT because of liver cirrhosis with recurrent hepatitis B. During the dissection, suprahepatic exploration was attempted, but this resulted in severe hemorrhage because of the many tissue adhesions...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916176/functional-assessment-and-transplantation-of-the-donor-heart-after-circulatory-death
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Simon J Messer, Richard G Axell, Simon Colah, Paul A White, Marian Ryan, Aravinda A Page, Barbora Parizkova, Kamen Valchanov, Christopher W White, Darren H Freed, Euan Ashley, John Dunning, Martin Goddard, Jayan Parameshwar, Christopher J Watson, Thomas Krieg, Ayyaz Ali, Steven Tsui, Stephen R Large
BACKGROUND: After a severe shortage of brain-dead donors, the demand for heart transplantation has never been greater. In an attempt to increase organ supply, abdominal and lung transplant programs have turned to the donation after circulatory-determined death (DCD) donor. However, because heart function cannot be assessed after circulatory death, DCD heart transplantation was deemed high risk and never adopted routinely. We report a novel method of functional assessment of the DCD heart resulting in a successful clinical program...
December 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912070/cardiac-complications-associated-with-the-influenza-viruses-a-subtype-h7n9-or-pandemic-h1n1-in-critically-ill-patients-under-intensive-care
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Jiajia Wang, Hua Xu, Xinjing Yang, Daguo Zhao, Shenglan Liu, Xue Sun, Jian-An Huang, Qiang Guo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The clinical presentations and disease courses of patients hospitalized with either influenza A virus subtype H7N9 (H7N9) or 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus were compared in a recent report, but associated cardiac complications remain unclear. The present retrospective study investigated whether cardiac complications in critically ill patients with H7N9 infections differed from those infected with the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus strain. METHODS: Suspect cases were confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assays with specific confirmation of the pandemic H1N1 strain at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
November 29, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909593/our-anaesthetic-experiences-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-mitraclip-implantation
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Ezgi Erkılıç, Elvin Kesimci, Cihan Döğer, Tülin Gümüş, Süleyman Ellik, Orhan Kanbak
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous mitraclip implantation system, is a new technique developed for patients with high surgical risks. It is generally performed in a catheterisation laboratory with the guidance of fluoroscopy and transesophageal echocardiography. In this study, we aimed to share our experiences on anaesthetic in patients undergoing mitraclip implantation under general anaesthesia. METHODS: Eighty four patients with severe, symptomatic mitral insufficiency, who had undergone MitraClip implantation under general anaesthesia between July 2012 and March 2015 (54 male, 30 female; mean age: 68...
August 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907878/ultrasound-in-cardiac-trauma
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Theodosios Saranteas, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Christina Mandila, John Poularas, Fotios Panou
In the perioperative period, the emergency department or the intensive care unit accurate assessment of variable chest pain requires meticulous knowledge, diagnostic skills, and suitable usage of various diagnostic modalities. In addition, in polytrauma patients, cardiac injury including aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, acute myocardial infarction, and pericardial effusion should be immediately revealed and treated. In these patients, arrhythmias, mainly tachycardia, cardiac murmurs, or hypotension must alert physicians to suspect cardiovascular trauma, which would potentially be life threatening...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896466/early-hemodynamic-assessment-and-treatment-of-elderly-patients-in-the-medical-icu
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Gorazd Voga, Lucija Gabršček-Parežnik
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze differences in the initial hemodynamic assessment and its impact on the treatment in patients aged 80 years or older compared to younger patients during the first 6 h after admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU). RESULTS: We analyzed 615 consecutive patients admitted to the medical ICU of which 124 (20%) were aged 80 years or more. The older group had a significantly higher acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE II) score, an overall mortality in the ICU and a presence of pre-existing cardiac disease...
December 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782943/preoperative-three-dimensional-strain-imaging-identifies-reduction-in-left-ventricular-function-and-predicts-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
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Kimberly Howard-Quijano, Ali Salem, Charles Barkulis, Einat Mazor, Jennifer C Scovotti, Jonathan K Ho, Richard J Shemin, Tristan Grogan, David Elashoff, Aman Mahajan
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography-based speckle-tracking strain imaging is an emerging modality to assess left ventricular function. The aim of this study was to investigate the change in left ventricular systolic function after cardiac surgery with 3-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking strain imaging and to determine whether preoperative 3D strain is an independent predictor of acute and long-term clinical outcomes after aortic valve, mitral valve, and coronary artery bypass grafting operations...
October 24, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764871/-hemodynamic-monitoring-imaging-procedures%C3%A2-%C3%A2-cardiac-ultrasound
#16
Gerhard Batz, Michael Dinkel
Echocardiography as an imaging method in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine has enabled a new dimension of hemodynamic monitoring: the direct visualization of the cardiac function and its disruptions. Preconditions for a broad application in this area was the development of mobile, high-definition ultrasonic devices and the origination of focused examination techniques. A successful application of this method requires the respective know-how of the examiner, in order to take relevant decisions and avoid misdiagnoses...
October 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762250/guidelines-of-the-indian-association-of-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-anaesthesiologists-and-indian-college-of-cardiac-anaesthesia-for-perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-fellowship-examination
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Kanchi Muralidhar, Deepak Tempe, Yatin Mehta, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Chirojit Mukherjee, Thomas Koshy, Prabhat Tewari, Naman Shastri, Satyajeet Misra, Kumar Belani
During current medical care, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a vital component of patient management, especially in cardiac operating rooms and in critical care medicine. Information derived from echocardiography has an important bearing on the patient's outcome. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA) has promoted the use of TEE during routine clinical care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. An important mission of IACTA is to oversee training and certify anesthesiologists in the perioperative and intensive care use of TEE...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737408/mild-hypothermia-may-offer-some-improvement-to-patients-with-mods-after-cpb-surgery
#18
Xiaoqi Zhao, Tianxiang Gu, Zongyi Xiu, Enyi Shi, Lei Yu
Objective: To summarize the effect of mild hypothermia on function of the organs in patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Methods: The patients were randomly divided into two groups, northermia group (n=71) and hypothermia group (n=89). We immediately began cooling the hypothermia group when test results showed multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, meanwhile all patients of two groups were drawn blood to test blood gas, liver and kidney function, blood coagulation function, and evaluated the cardiac function using echocardiography from 12 to 36 hours...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727247/inhibition-of-mir-155-protects-against-lps-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-in-mice
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Hui Wang, Yihua Bei, Peipei Huang, Qiulian Zhou, Jing Shi, Qi Sun, Jiuchang Zhong, Xinli Li, Xiangqing Kong, Junjie Xiao
Sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction represents a major cause of death in intensive care units. Dysregulated microRNAs (miR)-155 has been implicated in multiple cardiovascular diseases and miR-155 can be induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). However, the role of miR-155 in LPS-induced cardiac dysfunction is unclear. Septic cardiac dysfunction in mice was induced by intraperitoneal injection of LPS (5 mg/kg) and miR-155 was found to be significantly increased in heart challenged with LPS. Pharmacological inhibition of miR-155 using antagomiR improved cardiac function and suppressed cardiac apoptosis induced by LPS in mice as determined by echocardiography, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase nick-end labeling (TUNEL) assay, and Western blot for Bax and Bcl-2, while overexpression of miR-155 using agomiR had inverse effects...
October 11, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713809/comparison-of-oral-acetaminophen-versus-ibuprofen-in-premature-infants-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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Mohammad Mehdi Bagheri, Pedram Niknafs, Fatemeh Sabsevari, Mohammad Hosein Torabi, Bahareh Bahman Bijari, Elahe Noroozi, Hamid Mossavi
BACKGROUND: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common cause of morbidity. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of oral Acetaminophen and oral Ibuprofen for the closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants. OBJECTIVES: This study demonstrated that, there was no significant difference between treatment of PDA with either oral Acetaminophen or oral Ibuprofen in preterm neonates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This clinical trial, randomized study, enrolled 120 infants, with a gestational age of < 37 weeks, who were admitted in neonatal intensive care unit of Afzalipour hospital, Kerman, Iran, in 2014...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
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