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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344917/non-cardiac-uptake-of-technetium-99m-pyrophosphate-in-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Brett W Sperry, Matthew H Gonzalez, Richard Brunken, Manuel D Cerqueira, Mazen Hanna, Wael A Jaber
BACKGROUND: Technetium-based bone scintigraphy is rapidly becoming the most common non-invasive imaging tool in the diagnosis of Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR). Skeletal muscle uptake has been described with technetium-99m-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid (TcDPD), and may account for masking of bony uptake. We sought to investigate skeletal muscle uptake of technetium-99m-pyrophosphate (TcPYP) in patients with ATTR. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective analysis of 57 patients diagnosed with ATTR who underwent TcPYP scintigraphy...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344822/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-preoperative-period-a-meta-analysis
#2
Hua He, Bingbing Ke, Yan Li, Fuheng Han, Xiaodong Li, Yujie Zeng
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) versus warfarin therapy in patients undergoing different operations. We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and reports presented at scientific meetings. The efficacy and safety of NOACs during the perioperative period was compared to that using warfarin. Of the 2652 studies initially reviewed, we identified 9 that included 15,880 patients for the meta-analysis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344749/diagnosis-of-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-stable-chronic-heart-failure-using-a-portable-sleep-test-diagnostic-device
#3
Inês Araújo, Filipa Marques, Sandra André, Manuel Araújo, Sara Marques, Rita Ferreira, Patrícia Moniz, Margarida Proença, Pedro Borrego, Cândida Fonseca
PURPOSE: ApneaLink is a portable device for the screening of sleep apnea, a prevalent and underdiagnosed comorbidity in heart failure patients. A prospective cross-sectional study in patients with chronic heart failure was carried out to assess the sensitivity and specificity of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) measurements using ApneaLink against the standard polysomnography test. METHODS: Adult patients with a prior hospitalization in an acute heart failure hospital unit were recruited for the study...
January 17, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341066/cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-for-perioperative-monitoring-of-brain-oxygenation-in-children-and-adults
#4
REVIEW
Yun Yu, Kaiying Zhang, Ling Zhang, Huantao Zong, Lingzhong Meng, Ruquan Han
BACKGROUND: Various techniques have been employed for the early detection of perioperative cerebral ischaemia and hypoxia. Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is increasingly used in this clinical scenario to monitor brain oxygenation. However, it is unknown whether perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and the subsequent treatment strategies are of benefit to patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and corresponding treatment strategies in adults and children, compared with blinded or no cerebral oxygenation monitoring, or cerebral oxygenation monitoring based on non-NIRS technologies, on the detection of cerebral oxygen desaturation events (CDEs), neurological outcomes, non-neurological outcomes and socioeconomic impact (including cost of hospitalization and length of hospital stay)...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339292/selective-hcn1-block-as-a-strategy-to-control-oxaliplatin-induced-neuropathy
#5
F Resta, L Micheli, A Laurino, V Spinelli, T Mello, L Sartiani, L Di Cesare Mannelli, E Cerbai, C Ghelardini, M N Romanelli, G Mannaioni, A Masi
Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) is the most frequent adverse effect of pharmacological cancer treatments. The occurrence of neuropathy prevents the administration of fully-effective drug regimen, affects negatively the quality of life of patients, and may lead to therapy discontinuation. CIPN is currently treated with anticonvulsants, antidepressants, opioids and non-opioid analgesics, all of which are flawed by insufficient anti-hyperalgesic efficacy or addictive potential. Understandably, developing new drugs targeting CIPN-specific pathogenic mechanisms would dramatically improve efficacy and tolerability of anti-neuropathic therapies...
January 12, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338874/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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REVIEW
Theresa R Grover, Natalie E Rintoul, Holly L Hedrick
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a severe congenital anomaly which impairs normal pulmonary development leading to acute and chronic respiratory failure, pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension, and mortality. CDH is the most common non-cardiac indication for neonatal ECMO. Prenatal and postnatal predictors of CDH severity aid in patient selection. Centers vary in preferred mode of ECMO and timing of CDH repair. Survivors of severe CDH with ECMO are at risk for long-term sequelae including neurodevelopmental delays...
January 12, 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335019/patient-blood-management-programs-how-to-spread-the-word
#7
Shoshana Revel-Vilk, Mira Naamad
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions save lives and improve health; however, unnecessary transfusion practice exposes patients to immediate and long-term negative consequences. Indirect consequences of unnecessary transfusions are the reduced availability of RBC units for patients who are in need. Accumulating evidence shows that restricting RBC transfusions improves outcomes and current guidelines suggest limiting RBC transfusion to the minimum number of units required to relieve symptoms of anemia or to return the patient to a safe hemoglobin range (7-8 g/dl in stable, non-cardiac inpatients)...
January 15, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321066/perioperative-management-of-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-following-coronary-stent-placement-a-systematic-review
#8
Christopher P Childers, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, Jesus G Ulloa, Ian T MacQueen, Isomi M Miake-Lye, Roberta Shanman, Selene Mak, Jessica M Beroes, Paul G Shekelle
BACKGROUND: The correct perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy (APT) in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery (NCS) is often debated by clinicians. American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend postponing elective NCS at least 3 months after stent implantation. Regardless of the timing of surgery, ACC/AHA guidelines recommend continuing at least ASA throughout the perioperative period and ideally continuing dual APT (DAPT) therapy "unless surgery demands discontinuation...
January 10, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320510/adipose-tissue-atgl-modifies-the-cardiac-lipidome-in-pressure-overload-induced-left-ventricular-failure
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Janek Salatzki, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Kajetan Bentele, Annelie Blumrich, Elia Smeir, Zsofia Ban, Sarah Brix, Jana Grune, Niklas Beyhoff, Robert Klopfleisch, Sebastian Dunst, Michal A Surma, Christian Klose, Michael Rothe, Frank R Heinzel, Alexander Krannich, Erin E Kershaw, Dieter Beule, P Christian Schulze, Nikolaus Marx, Ulrich Kintscher
Adipose tissue lipolysis occurs during the development of heart failure as a consequence of chronic adrenergic stimulation. However, the impact of enhanced adipose triacylglycerol hydrolysis mediated by adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) on cardiac function is unclear. To investigate the role of adipose tissue lipolysis during heart failure, we generated mice with tissue-specific deletion of ATGL (atATGL-KO). atATGL-KO mice were subjected to transverse aortic constriction (TAC) to induce pressure-mediated cardiac failure...
January 10, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318430/an-eight-year-prospective-controlled-study-about-the-safety-and-diagnostic-value-of-cardiac-and-non-cardiac-1-5-t-mri-in-patients-with-a-conventional-pacemaker-or-a-conventional-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Pierpaolo Lupo, Riccardo Cappato, Giovanni Di Leo, Francesco Secchi, Giacomo D E Papini, Sara Foresti, Hussam Ali, Guido M G De Ambroggi, Antonio Sorgente, Gianluca Epicoco, Paola M Cannaò, Francesco Sardanelli
OBJECTIVES: To investigate safety and diagnostic value of 1.5-T MRI in carriers of conventional pacemaker (cPM) or conventional implantable defibrillator (cICD). METHODS: We prospectively compared cPM/cICD-carriers undergoing MRI (study group, SG), excluding those device-dependent or implanted <6 weeks before enrolment or prior to 01/01/2000, with cPM/cICD-carriers undergoing chest x-ray, CT or follow-up (reference group, RG). RESULTS: 142 MRI (55 cardiac) were performed in 120 patients with cPM (n=71) or cICD (n=71)...
January 9, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317975/subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-implantation-without-defibrillation-threshold-testing-a-single-center-experience
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Bandar Al-Ghamdi, Azam Shafquat, Nadiah Alruwaili, Shisamma Emmanual, Mohamed Shoukri, Yaseen Mallawi
Background: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) system has been proven to be an effective therapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in selected patients. Although the Shockless IMPLant Evaluation (SIMPLE) trial has shown that defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing is not necessary for transvenous ICD (TV-ICD) systems, it is still recommended for S-ICD systems. We aimed to study the efficacy and safety of S-ICD implantation without DFT in our Heart Center with the comparison of S-ICD patients' outcome to those with a single chamber TV-ICD without DFT in the same period...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315152/impact-of-surgeon-self-evaluation-and-positive-deviance-on-postoperative-adverse-events-after-non-cardiac-thoracic-surgery
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Jelena Ivanovic, Fargol Mostofian, Caitlin Anstee, Sebastien Gilbert, Donna E Maziak, Farid M Shamji, Ramanadhan Sudhir Sundaresan, Patrick James Villeneuve, Andrew J E Seely
As an innovative approach to improve quality of surgical care, we combined surgeon self-assessment and anonymized peer comparison with continuous quality improvement seminars using positive deviance (CQI/PD) to identify surgeon(s) with the lowest rates of adverse events (AEs) to guide group practice recommendations. Our objective was to quantify the impact these interventions on postoperative AEs rates after major non-cardiac chest operations. All postoperative AEs after all thoracic operations (n = 1,084, March, 2013 to February, 2016, single-center) were prospectively collected using the thoracic morbidity and mortality system, based on Clavien-Dindo schema...
January 8, 2018: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313903/cardiovascular-complications-after-non-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
D Sellers, C Srinivas, G Djaiani
Cardiac complications are common after non-cardiac surgery. Peri-operative myocardial infarction occurs in 3% of patients undergoing major surgery. Recently, however, our understanding of the epidemiology of these cardiac events has broadened to include myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery, diagnosed by an asymptomatic troponin rise, which also carries a poor prognosis. We review the causation of myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery, with potential for prevention and treatment, based on currently available international guidelines and landmark studies...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305561/trends-in-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-disease-prevalence-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
#14
Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Navdeep Gupta, Yu Guo, Joshua A Beckman, Sripal Bangalore, Jeffrey S Berger
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular risk factors are prevalent in the population undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Changes in perioperative cardiovascular risk factor profiles over time are unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate national trends in cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) among patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: Adults aged ≥45 years old who underwent non-cardiac surgery were identified using the US National Inpatient Sample from 2004 to 2013...
January 5, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305560/heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-controversies-challenges-and-future-directions
#15
REVIEW
Rosita Zakeri, Martin R Cowie
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) comprises almost half of the population burden of HF. Because HFpEF likely includes a range of cardiac and non-cardiac abnormalities, typically in elderly patients, obtaining an accurate diagnosis may be challenging, not least due to the existence of multiple HFpEF mimics and a newly identified subset of patients with HFpEF and normal plasma natriuretic peptide concentrations. The lack of effective treatment for these patients represents a major unmet clinical need...
January 5, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288912/prediction-of-three-year-outcomes-using-the-bayley-iii-for-surgical-cardiac-and-healthy-australian-infants-at-one-year-of-age
#16
Natalie Fairbairn, Claire Galea, Alison Loughran-Fowlds, Antoinette Hodge, Nadia Badawi, Karen Walker
BACKGROUND: Previous predictive research has predominantly focussed on infants who are preterm, low birth weight, who have a specific condition or who have undergone a specific procedure. AIM: This study investigated the ability of outcomes at one year of age to predict outcomes at three years using the Bayley-III for infants who have undergone early major cardiac surgery (CS) or non-cardiac (NC) surgery and their healthy peers. STUDY DESIGN: Participants who were part of the Development After Infant Surgery (DAISy) study who had complete Bayley-III assessments at one and three years of age were included in the analyses...
December 27, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286206/high-resolution-vs-conventional-esophageal-manometry-in-the-assessment-of-esophageal-motor-disorders-in-patients-with-non-cardiac-chest-pain
#17
O Akinsiku, T Yamasaki, S Brunner, S Ganocy, R Fass
BACKGROUND: High-resolution esophageal manometry (HREM) has become a leading tool in the assessment of esophageal motor disorders, replacing conventional manometry. However, there is limited data about the contribution of HREM as compared with conventional manometry to the assessment of esophageal motor disorders in patients with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). The aim of the study was to compare the distribution of esophageal motor disorders in patients with NCCP using HREM as compared with conventional manometry and to determine if HREM improved diagnosis of these disorders...
December 29, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279996/postoperative-mortality-and-morbidity-following-non-cardiac-surgery-in-a-healthy-patient-population
#18
Rodney A Gabriel, Jacklynn F Sztain, Alison M A'Court, Diana J Hylton, Ruth S Waterman, Ulrich Schmidt
PURPOSE: Perioperative mortality ranges from 0.4% to as high as nearly 12%. Currently, there are no large-scale studies looking specifically at the healthy surgical population alone. The primary objective of this study was to report 30-day mortality and morbidity in healthy patients and define any risk factors. METHODS: Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) dataset, all patients assigned an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status (ASA PS) classification score of 1 or 2 were included...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277548/outcomes-of-video-assisted-minimally-invasive-cardiac-myxoma-resection
#19
Giacomo Bianchi, Rafik Margaryan, Enkel Kallushi, Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Pier Andrea Farneti, Angela Pucci, Marco Solinas
BACKGROUND: Myxomas are the most frequent cardiac tumours. Their diagnosis requires prompt removal. In our centre, for valve surgery we use a minimally invasive approach. Here, we report our experience of cardiac myxoma removal through right lateral mini-thoracotomy (RLMT) with particular focus on its feasibility, efficacy and patient safety. METHODS: Between February 2006 and January 2017, 30 consecutive patients (aged 66±12.6years, range 35-83 years) underwent atrial myxoma resection through video-assisted RLMT...
December 7, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277290/accuracy-and-reliability-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-bnp-in-predicting-the-prognosis-of-non-cardiac-patients-with-sepsis
#20
Xianshi Zhou, Simeng Wu, Ye Ye
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December 20, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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