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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223011/veno-venous-ecmo-during-surgical-repair-of-tracheal-perforation-a-case-report
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Filippo Antonacci, Chiara De Tisi, Ilaria Donadoni, Marco Maurelli, Giorgio Iotti, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Giulio Orlandoni, Carlo Pellegrini, Mirko Belliato
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used extensively in cardiothoracic surgery both for hemodynamic and respiratory support. It has proven to be a valuable tool to maintain adequate oxygenation during tracheal surgery. Airway lesion may be an indication for veno-venous ECMO both in case of conservative management and in case of surgical repair. Here we report the case of a patient with a iatrogenic tracheal injury, successfully operated with the support of veno-venous extracorporeal oxygenation...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221750/secondary-surgical-site-infection-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-multi-institutional-prospective-cohort-study
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Brian C Gulack, Katherine A Kirkwood, Wei Shi, Peter K Smith, John H Alexander, Sandra G Burks, Annetine C Gelijns, Vinod H Thourani, Daniel Bell, Ann Greenberg, Seth D Goldfarb, Mary Lou Mayer, Michael E Bowdish
OBJECTIVE: To analyze patient risk factors and processes of care associated with secondary surgical-site infection (SSI) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Data were collected prospectively between February and October 2010 for consenting adult patients undergoing CABG with saphenous vein graft (SVG) conduits. Patients who developed a deep or superficial SSI of the leg or groin within 65 days of CABG were compared with those who did not develop a secondary SSI...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221739/providing-cardiothoracic-services-in-2035-signs-of-trouble-ahead
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Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Juan Crestanello, David P Way, Thomas E Williams
OBJECTIVE: As the population ages, we will present the reality around being able to meet the health care needs of our population. In particular, we will present that providing cardiothoracic services in 2035 with a shortage of surgeons and an unknown caseload may be an impossibility. METHODS: By using data from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, we estimate that in 2010, 4000 cardiothoracic surgeons performed more than 530,000 cases. Additionally, cardiothoracic residency programs train and certify on average 90 new surgeons every year...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217343/patent-foramen-ovale-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-a-prognostic-factor-on-ct-pulmonary-angiography
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Meng Zhang, Stephanie Tan, Vishal Patel, Benjamin A Zalta, Anna Shmukler, Jeffrey M Levsky, Vineet R Jain, Nada M Shaban, Linda B Haramati
BACKGROUND: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) represents a risk factor for mortality, but this has not been evaluated for CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA). The purpose of the present study was to assess the relationship between PFO and mortality in patients with acute PE diagnosed on CTPA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 268 adults [173 women, mean age 61 (range 22-98) years] diagnosed with acute PE on non-ECG-gated 64-slice CTPA in 2012 at our medical center...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217231/risk-factors-for-radial-to-femoral-artery-pressure-gradient-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Vincent Bouchard-Dechêne, Pierre Couture, Antonio Su, Alain Deschamps, Yoan Lamarche, Georges Desjardins, Sylvie Levesque, André Y Denault
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors associated with radial-to-femoral pressure gradient during cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: This is a retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single specialized cardiothoracic hospital in Montreal, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive patients that underwent heart surgery with CPB between 2005 and 2015 (n = 435). INTERVENTIONS: None...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211880/corrigendum-to-clinical-long-term-outcome-of-septal-myectomy-for-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-infants-eur-j-cardiothorac-surg-2017-doi-10-1093-ejcts-ezx369
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Julia Schleihauf, Julie Cleuziou, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Christian Meierhofer, Heiko Stern, Nerejda Shehu, Naira Mkrtchyan, Emanuel Kaltenecker, Andreas Kühn, Nicole Nagdyman, Alfred Hager, Heide Seidel, Rüdiger Lange, Peter Ewert, Cordula M Wolf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209824/the-2017-esc-eacts-guidelines-on-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease-what-is-new-and-what-has-changed-compared-to-the-2012-guidelines
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REVIEW
Helmut Baumgartner
Numerous new data on the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease published since 2012 made an update of the practice guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology and European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery necessary. This was particularly the case for the use of catheter interventional treatment, indications for intervention in asymptomatic patients, medical treatment and organization of care. This review summarizes the most important changes in the recommendations.
December 5, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206961/corrigendum-to-2017-esc-eacts-guidelines-for-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease-eur-j-cardiothorac-surg-2017-52-616-664
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Volkmar Falk, Helmut Baumgartner, Jeroen J Bax, Michele De Bonis, Christian Hamm, Per Johan Holm, Bernard Iung, Patrizio Lancellotti, Emmanuel Lansac, Daniel Rodriguez Muñoz, Raphael Rosenhek, Johan Sjögren, Pilar Tornos Mas, Alec Vahanian, Thomas Walther, Olaf Wendler, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano, Marco Roffi, Ottavio Alfieri, Stefan Agewall, Anders Ahlsson, Emanuele Barbato, Héctor Bueno, Jean-Philippe Collet, Ioan Mircea Coman, Martin Czerny, Victoria Delgado, Donna Fitzsimons, Thierry Folliguet, Oliver Gaemperli, Gilbert Habib, Wolfgang Harringer, Michael Haude, Gerhard Hindricks, Hugo A Katus, Juhani Knuuti, Philippe Kolh, Christophe Leclercq, Theresa A McDonagh, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Luc A Pierard, Piotr Ponikowski, Giuseppe M C Rosano, Frank Ruschitzka, Evgeny Shlyakhto, Iain A Simpson, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Janina Stepinska, Giuseppe Tarantini, Didier Tchétché, Victor Aboyans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206830/-the-masters-of-thoracic-trauma-in-the-central-hospital-of-the-mexican-red-cross-their-story-and-legacy
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Juan Carlos Vázquez-Minero, Guillermo Vallejo-Sandoval, Anette Ochmann-Ratch, Laura Portillo-Téllez, Demian Trueba-Lozano
The branches of medicine responsible for the care of victims of different types of injuries were born as a result of the urgent need to save lives during the wars. In Mexico, one of the first hospitals developed for the care of injured patients was the Central Hospital of the Mexican Red Cross. The aim of this article is to pay tribute to the first service for the care of patients with chest trauma, founded in 1954, its founders and those who have continued with their work: Dr. Pedro Garza Alegría, Dr. Octavio Rivas Solís Dr...
November 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206759/multimodal-imaging-of-choroidal-lesions-in-disseminated-mycobacterium-chimaera-infection-after-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Christian Böni, Mayss Al-Sheikh, Barbara Hasse, Roman Eberhard, Philipp Kohler, Pascal Hasler, Stefan Erb, Matthias Hoffmann, Daniel Barthelmes, Sandrine A Zweifel
PURPOSE: To explore morphologic characteristics of choroidal lesions in patients with disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection subsequent to open-heart surgery. METHODS: Nine patients (18 eyes) with systemic M. chimaera infection were reviewed. Activity of choroidal lesions were evaluated using biomicroscopy, fundus autofluorescence, enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography/indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography angiography...
December 4, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206729/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-population-in-search-of-a-standard-of-care
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Javier J Lasa, Parag Jain, Tia T Raymond, Charles G Minard, Alexis Topjian, Vinay Nadkarni, Michael Gaies, Melania Bembea, Paul A Checchia, Lara S Shekerdemian, Ravi Thiagarajan
OBJECTIVES: Although clinical and pharmacologic guidelines exist for the practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), the practice of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pediatric cardiac patients remains without universally accepted standards. We aim to explore variation in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures by surveying clinicians who care for this high-risk patient population. DESIGN: A 28-item cross-sectional survey was distributed via a web-based platform to clinicians focusing on cardiopulmonary resuscitation practices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation team dynamics immediately prior to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204888/initial-robotic-assistance-in-the-surgical-management-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-level-4-cavoatrial-thrombus
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Isaac Palma-Zamora, Deepansh Dalela, Ravi Barod, Linda Hsu, Mani Menon, Craig G Rogers
We report a case of left-sided renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with level 4 cavoatrial tumor thrombus where robotic assistance was used to achieve hemostasis around the kidney in order to minimize coagulopathic hemorrhage from the nephrectomy bed during subsequent open completion nephrectomy and cavoatrial thrombectomy under extracorporeal circulation and hypothermic circulatory arrest. Robotic assistance allowed for meticulous dissection and ligation of parasitic and arterial vessels to the kidney, release of renal attachments, and exposure of the inferior vena cava...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203574/blunt-chest-trauma-a-clinical-chameleon
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REVIEW
Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Alexander C Bunck, Navid Mader, Thorsten Wahlers
The incidence of blunt chest trauma (BCT) is greater than 15% of all trauma admissions to the emergency departments worldwide and is the second leading cause of death after head injury in motor vehicle accidents. The mortality due to BCT is inhomogeneously described ranging from 9% to 60%. BCT is commonly caused by a sudden high-speed deceleration trauma to the anterior chest, leading to a compression of the thorax. All thoracic structures might be injured as a result of the trauma. Complex cardiac arrhythmia, heart murmurs, hypotension, angina-like chest pain, respiratory insufficiency or distention of the jugular veins may indicate potential cardiac injury...
December 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195570/worldwide-trends-in-multi-arterial-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-2004-2014-a-tale-of-2-continents
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Thomas A Schwann, James Tatoulis, John Puskas, Mark Bonnell, David Taggart, Paul Kurlansky, Jeffery P Jacobs, Vinod H Thourani, Sean O'Brien, Amelia Wallace, Milo C Engoren, Robert F Tranbaugh, Robert H Habib
Recent evidence shows that multi-arterial coronary artery bypass grafting (MABG) based on bilateral internal thoracic (BITA) or left internal thoracic (LITA) and radial artery (RA) improves long-term outcomes compared with single arterial coronary artery bypass grafting (SABG) (LITA + saphenous vein graft). How this evidence affected the worldwide use of MABG, if at all, is not well defined. Accordingly, we report 10-year temporal trends of MABG utilization from 2 continents. A study population of 1,683,434 non-emergent, primary, isolated LITA-based coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) (≥2 grafts) patients was derived from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) (1,307,528 (79...
2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191360/early-mentoring-of-medical-students-and-junior-doctors-on-a-path-to-academic-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Tyson A Fricke, Melissa G Y Lee, Johann Brink, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov
BACKGROUND: In 2005 the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Royal Children's Hospital started an early academic mentoring program for medical students and junior doctors with the aim of fostering an interest in academic surgery. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, 37 medical students and junior doctors participated in research in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Royal Children's Hospital. Each was given an initial project on which to obtain ethics approval, perform a literature review, data collection, statistical analysis, and prepare a manuscript for publication...
November 27, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186368/corrigendum-to-contemporary-results-of-aortic-valve-repair-for-congenital-disease-lessons-for-management-and-staged-strategy-eur-j-cardiothorac-surg-2017-52-3-581-587
#16
Mathieu Vergnat, Boulos Asfour, Claudia Arenz, Philipp Suchowerskyj, Benjamin Bierbach, Ehrenfried Schindler, Martin Schneider, Victor Hraska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184434/manifestation-of-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-due-to-hyperthyroidism-in-an-anomalous-right-coronary-artery
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Vicken Zeitjian, Carmel Moazez, Mehrdad Saririan, David L August, Ranjini Roy
Introduction: Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) from the left coronary cusp of the aorta is a moderately rare but potentially life-threatening incident. Myocardial infarction (MI) and sudden cardiac death have been described with this anomaly, especially in those who engage in excessive exercise. However, this case study shows this incidence in association with hyperthyroidism. Case description: A previously healthy 51-year-old female with history of hypothyroidism presented with acute onset chest pain for 1 day...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183368/incidence-of-orthostatic-hypotension-and-cardiovascular-response-to-postoperative-early-mobilization-in-patients-undergoing-cardiothoracic-and-abdominal-surgery
#18
Masatoshi Hanada, Yuichi Tawara, Takuro Miyazaki, Shuntaro Sato, Yosuke Morimoto, Masato Oikawa, Hiroshi Niwa, Kiyoyuki Eishi, Takeshi Nagayasu, Susumu Eguchi, Ryo Kozu
BACKGROUND: In cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery, postoperative complications remain major clinical problems. Early mobilization has been widely practiced and is an important component in preventing complications, including orthostatic hypotension (OH) during postoperative management. We investigated cardiovascular response during early mobilization and the incidence of OH after cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we consecutively analyzed data from 495 patients who underwent elective cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery...
November 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181299/persistent-bacteremia-secondary-to-delayed-identification-of-lactobacillus-in-the-setting-of-mitral-valve-endocarditis
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Cody Stroupe, Joseph Pendley, Emmanuel Isang, Benjamin Helms
Introduction: Lactobacillus species causing infective endocarditis is rare. Most reported cases arise from the oral ingestion of Lactobacillus via dairy or nutritional supplements in patients with congenital valve disease or replacement. We present a case of native valve bacterial endocarditis caused by Lactobacillus arising from dental abscesses. Additionally, there was an error in identification of the Lactobacillus as Corynebacterium, which led to inadequate treatment. Presentation of case: A 51-year-old male presented to an outside clinic with several weeks of subjective fevers and malaise...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179572/when-and-why-do-neonatal-and-pediatric-critical-care-physicians-consult-palliative-care
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Claire A Richards, Helene Starks, M Rebecca O'Connor, Erica Bourget, Taryn Lindhorst, Ross Hays, Ardith Z Doorenbos
BACKGROUND: Parents of children admitted to neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) are at increased risk of experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress disorder. The integration of palliative care may improve child and family outcomes, yet there remains a lack of information about indicators for specialty-level palliative care involvement in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To describe neonatal and pediatric critical care physician perspectives on indicators for when and why to involve palliative care consultants...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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