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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221978/influence-of-6-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-versus-crystalloid-solution-on-structural-renal-damage-markers-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-post-hoc-subgroup-analysis-of-a-prospective-trial
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Thomas Datzmann, Markus Hoenicka, Helmut Reinelt, Andreas Liebold, Hagen Gorki
OBJECTIVE: The restriction of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) has mandated changes in volume management based on data of critically ill patients. Reliable data of structural renal damage after HES treatment in cardiac surgical patients are lacking. The influence of 6% HES 130/0.4 was investigated in this study. DESIGN: An exploratory post hoc subgroup analysis of a prospective trial was performed. SETTING: The study was carried out at a university hospital...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206728/distributions-and-behavior-of-vital-signs-in-critically-ill-children-by-admission-diagnosis
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Danny Eytan, Andrew J Goodwin, Robert Greer, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Mjaye Mazwi, Peter C Laussen
OBJECTIVES: Define the distributions of heart rate and intraarterial blood pressure in children at admission to an ICU based on admission diagnosis and examine trends in these physiologic signs over 72 hours from admission (or to discharge if earlier). DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of continuously acquired signals. SETTING: A quaternary and primary referral children's hospital with a general PICU and cardiac critical care unit. PATIENTS: One thousand two hundred eighty-nine patients less than 18 years old were analyzed...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200062/is-compliance-with-surgical-care-improvement-project-cardiac-scip-card-2-measures-for-perioperative-%C3%AE-blockers-associated-with-reduced-incidence-of-mortality-and-cardiovascular-related-critical-quality-indicators-after-noncardiac-surgery
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Miklos D Kertai, Mary Cooter, Richard J Pollard, William Buhrman, Solomon Aronson, Joseph P Mathew, Mark Stafford-Smith
BACKGROUND: While continuation of β-blockers (BBs) perioperatively has become a national quality improvement measure, the relationship between BB withdrawal and mortality and cardiovascular-related critical quality indicators has not been studied in a contemporary cohort of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS: For this retrospective study, the quality assurance database of a large community-based anesthesiology group practice was used to identify 410,288 surgical cases, 18 years of age or older, who underwent elective or emergent noncardiac surgical procedures between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198262/medical-missions-for-the-provision-of-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Frank J Molloy, Nguyenvu Nguyen, Marisa Mize, Gavin Wright, Cecilia St George-Hyslop, Maura O'Callaghan, Emma Scanlan, William M Novick
This review will outline the role of visiting cardiac surgical teams in low- and middle-income countries drawing on the collective experience of the authors in a wide range of locations. Requests for assistance can emerge from local programmes at a beginner or advanced stage. However, in all circumstances, careful pre-trip planning is necessary in conjunction with clinical and non-clinical local partners. The clinical evaluation, surgical procedures, and postoperative care all serve as a template for collaboration and education between the visiting and local teams in every aspect of care...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198261/inter-hospital-transport-of-the-child-with-critical-cardiac-disease
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Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Zafurallah Intikhab, Neil Spenceley, Ilias Iliopoulos, Alana Duff, Johnny Millar
Centralisation of services such as cardiology, cardiac surgery, and intensive care in many parts of the world has resulted in the need to safely transport children with critical cardiac disease from local hospitals to specialist centres for diagnostic, surgical, and/or critical care intervention. The transport of this cohort of children, whether locally or internationally, can present specific clinical and logistical challenges. An international group of clinicians with expertise in cardiac care and critical care transport worked together to summarise current clinical practice relating to key areas of transport...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196866/reducing-bottlenecks-to-improve-the-efficiency-of-the-lung-cancer-care-delivery-process-a-process-engineering-modeling-approach-to-patient-centered-care
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Feng Ju, Hyo Kyung Lee, Xinhua Yu, Nicholas R Faris, Fedoria Rugless, Shan Jiang, Jingshan Li, Raymond U Osarogiagbon
The process of lung cancer care from initial lesion detection to treatment is complex, involving multiple steps, each introducing the potential for substantial delays. Identifying the steps with the greatest delays enables a focused effort to improve the timeliness of care-delivery, without sacrificing quality. We retrospectively reviewed clinical events from initial detection, through histologic diagnosis, radiologic and invasive staging, and medical clearance, to surgery for all patients who had an attempted resection of a suspected lung cancer in a community healthcare system...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187011/noncardiovascular-disease-and-critical-care-delivery-in-a-contemporary-cardiac-and-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Michael Goldfarb, Sean van Diepen, Mark Liszkowski, Jacob C Jentzer, Isabel Pedraza, Bojan Cercek
BACKGROUND: Noncardiovascular comorbidities and critical illness are increasing in cardiovascular intensive care units (CICUs). There are limited data comparing critical care delivery, resource utilization, and costs between contemporary CICUs and medical intensive care units (MICUs). METHODS: All CICU (n = 6967; 22 748 patient-days) and MICU (n = 10 892; 39 211 patient-days) admissions to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a tertiary care academic medical center, between January 2011 and December 2016 were reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176139/preoperative-evaluation-and-midterm-outcomes-after-the-surgical-correction-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-50-infants-and-children
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Hui-Li Zhang, Shou-Jun Li, Xu Wang, Jun Yan, Zhong-Dong Hua
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rather rare congenital anomaly that has a profound effect on heart function. This study aimed to retrospectively illustrate the perioperative clinical features, therapy experience, and midterm outcomes after surgical correction, and to determine the value of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and myocardial viability in differentiating critically ill patients among infants and children with ALCAPA...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137093/an-incidental-encounter-of-a-rare-high-take-off-right-coronary-artery-a-case-report
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Xicheng Deng, Peng Huang, Wenjuan Chen, Xiaohui Yang, Qianjun Liu, Yunbin Xiao, Cheng He
RATIONALE: High take-off of the coronary arteries is a rare cardiac anatomic anomaly, which may occur independently or with other congenital heart defects. In the clinical setting, it is noteworthy as a cause of sudden cardiac death. Further, it is vital to identify such anomalies to avoid intraoperative catastrophes in surgeries for congenital heart defects. PATIENT CONCERNS: A II/6 systolic heart murmur on physical examination was incidentally found in a 9-year-old boy; he was confirmed to have a secundum-type atrial septal defect on echocardiography...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046107/determinants-of-endotracheal-intubation-in-critically-ill-patients-undergoing-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-under-conscious-sedation
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Nathan J Smischney, Mohamed O Seisa, Mukesh Kumar, Jillian Deangelis, Darrell R Schroeder, Daniel A Diedrich
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to determine the factors leading to prophylactic endotracheal intubation in intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy. Secondary aims were to determine the rate of unplanned endotracheal intubations during endoscopy and to determine the rate of aspiration following endoscopy for patients admitted to the ICU. METHODS: Critically ill adult (≥18 years) patients who underwent upper and lower endoscopic procedures from January 2012 to July 2016 in a medical/surgical ICU were included...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033272/graduating-surgical-residents-lack-competence-in-critical-care-ultrasound
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Renuka Tripu, Margaret H Lauerman, Daniel Haase, Syeda Fatima, Jacob Glaser, Cassandra Cardarelli, Thomas M Scalea, Sarah Murthi
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound provides accessible imaging for bedside diagnostics and procedural guidance, but may lead to misdiagnosis in untrained users. The main objective of this study was to determine observed and self-perceived competence with critical care ultrasound in graduated general surgery residents. DESIGN: The design of this study was a retrospective review. Ultrasound training program records were reviewed for number of prior ultrasound examinations performed, self-perceived competence, observed competence on faculty examinations, and intended future use of individual critical care ultrasound examinations...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033012/timeliness-of-care-and-lung-cancer-tumor-stage-progression-how-long-can-we-wait
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Amelia W Maiga, Stephen A Deppen, Rhonda Pinkerman, Carol Callaway-Lane, Pierre P Massion, Robert S Dittus, Eric S Lambright, Jonathan C Nesbitt, David Baker, Eric L Grogan
BACKGROUND: Timely care of lung cancer is presumed critical, yet clear evidence of stage progression with delays in care is lacking. We investigated the reasons for delays in treatment and the impact these delays have on tumor-stage progression. METHODS: We queried our retrospective database of 265 veterans who underwent cancer resection from 2005 to 2015. We extracted time intervals between nodule identification, diagnosis, and surgical resection; changes in nodule radiographic size over time; final pathologic staging; and reasons for delays in care...
October 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029712/advanced-cardiopulmonary-support-for-pulmonary-embolism
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Oren Friedman, James M Horowitz, Danny Ramzy
Management of high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) requires an understanding of the pathophysiology of PE, options for rapid clot reduction, critical care interventions, and advanced cardiopulmonary support. PE can lead to rapid respiratory and hemodynamic collapse via a complex sequence of events leading to acute right ventricular failure. Importantly, reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance must be accomplished either by systemic thrombolytics, catheter directed thrombolytics, endovascular clot extraction, or surgical embolectomy...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017649/-usefulness-of-procalcitonin-for-the-diagnosis-of-infection-in-cardiac-surgical-patients
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Hao Wang, Na Cui, Fang Niu, Hongying Xu, Yun Long, Dawei Liu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of procalcitonin (PCT) as an early marker of postoperative infection after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after cardiac surgery with CPB admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from November 2014 to January 2017 were enrolled. The cardiac surgery types and intraoperative conditions, the treatments in ICU, postoperative 28-day mortality and hospital mortality of the patients; the levels of plasma PCT measured at ICU admission, postoperative 1, 3, and 5 days were collected...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991109/patient-blood-management-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-review
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Jill M Cholette, David Faraoni, Susan M Goobie, Victor Ferraris, Nabil Hassan
Efforts to reduce blood product transfusions and adopt blood conservation strategies for infants and children undergoing cardiac surgical procedures are ongoing. Children typically receive red blood cell and coagulant blood products perioperatively for many reasons, including developmental alterations of their hemostatic system, and hemodilution and hypothermia with cardiopulmonary bypass that incites inflammation and coagulopathy and requires systemic anticoagulation. The complexity of their surgical procedures, complex cardiopulmonary interactions, and risk for inadequate oxygen delivery and postoperative bleeding further contribute to blood product utilization in this vulnerable population...
October 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987397/duration-of-postoperative-mechanical-ventilation-as-a-quality-metric-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-programs
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Michael Gaies, David K Werho, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Sarah Tabbutt, Nancy S Ghanayem, Mark A Scheurer, John M Costello, J William Gaynor, Sara K Pasquali, Justin B Dimick, Mousumi Banerjee, Steven M Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Few metrics exist to assess quality of care at pediatric cardiac surgical programs, limiting opportunities for benchmarking and quality improvement. Postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation (POMV) may be an important quality metric because of its association with complications and resource utilization. In this study we modelled case-mix-adjusted POMV duration and explored hospital performance across POMV metrics. METHODS: This study used the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry to analyze 4,739 hospitalizations from 15 hospitals (October 2013 to August 2015)...
October 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984797/validation-of-radial-artery-based-uncalibrated-pulse-contour-method-pulsioflex-in-critically-ill-patients-a-observational-study
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Jörn Grensemann, Jerome M Defosse, Meike Willms, Uwe Schiller, Frank Wappler, Samir G Sakka
BACKGROUND: Because of their simplicity, uncalibrated pulse contour (UPC) methods have been introduced into clinical practice in critical care but are often validated with a femoral arterial waveform. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to test the accuracy of cardiac index (CI) measurements and trending ability from a radial artery with one UPC. DESIGN: An observational study. SETTING: Tertiary care mixed-surgical ICU. Data were obtained from April 2015 to July 2016...
November 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976345/-impact-of-a-goal-directed-therapy-in-the-implementation-of-an-eras-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocol-in-laparoscopic-radical-cystectomy
#18
Rafael Uña Orejón, Ivan Huercio Martinez, Estrella Mateo Torres, Cristina Jofré Escudero, Juan Gomez Rivas, Jesús Diez Sebastián, Maria Prado Ureta Tolsada
OBJECTIVES: The intraoperative goaldirected fluid therapy (GDT) has become the base of perioperative management in the fast-track protocols. This program using technology to estimate cardiac output, with the aim of minimizing splanchnic hypoperfusion. However, there is insufficient evidence to confirm its application in radical laparoscopic cystectomy. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we have included 52 patients that were scheduled for radical cystectomy. In group A (n=32) patients were treated following GDT...
October 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967725/testicular-and-thyroid-function-as-survival-predictors-in-the-elderly-patient-candidate-to-surgery
#19
Antonio Aversa, Andrea Fabbri
The relationship between testosterone deficiency (TD) syndrome and surgical resilience has a great impact in the modern approach to male elderly patients. There is good evidence that low levels of T are a strong marker for cardiovascular risk; also, TD is frequently associated with increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality especially in cardiac older frail men. Screening for low T should be mandatory in high risk groups candidate to surgery including those with diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity, even though benefits from T-treatment on survival rates are unclear...
July 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964428/surgical-interventions-in-infants-born-preterm-with-congenital-heart-defects-an-analysis-of-the-kids-inpatient-database
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Jagdish Desai, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Steven Lipshultz, Prashant Agarwal, Paulos Yigazu, Riddhiben Patel, Samantha Seals, Girija Natarajan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short-term outcomes in infants born preterm with congenital heart defects (CHDs) and the factors associated with surgery, survival, and length of hospitalization in this population. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed data from infants born preterm (gestational age <37 weeks) enrolled in the multicenter Kids' Inpatient Database of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project who were admitted to the hospital within 30 days after birth. Infants with atrial septal defects were excluded...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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