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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
#3
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
#5
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
#8
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
#9
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...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958272/inclusion-of-the-acute-care-surgeon-in-the-difficult-airway-protocol-a-nine-year-experience
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Seong K Lee, Andrew A Rosenthal, Dafney L Davare, Chauniqua Kiffin, Rafael Sanchez, Michael Hurtado, Eddy H Carrillo
An emergency surgical airway is a lifesaving intervention required in the event of airway loss or respiratory failure when conventional endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. The Acute Care Surgery/Trauma Service is a critical component in the angioedema/difficult airway protocol at our institution. We conducted a retrospective review (2007-2016) to analyze the role our service has in managing patients requiring an emergency surgical airway. Cases were analyzed for preexisting conditions, hospital location of procedure, techniques, complications, and mortality...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928575/referrral-systems-development-and-survey-of-perioperative-and-critical-care-referral-to-anesthetists
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P L Narendra, Harihar V Hegde, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Dayanand G Talikoti, Samson Nallamilli
INTRODUCTION: Anesthetists come in contact with more than two-third of hospital patients. Timely referral to anesthetists is vital in perioperative and remote site settings. Delayed referrals, improper referrals, and referrals at inappropriate levels can result in inadequate preparation, perioperative complications, and poor outcome. METHODS: The self administered paper survey to delegates attending anesthesia conferences. Questions were asked on how high-risk, emergency surgical cases remote site and critical care patients were referred to anesthetists and presence of rapid response teams...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926329/postoperative-haematocrit-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients
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Ana Martins Lopes, Diana Silva, Gabriela Sousa, Joana Silva, Alice Santos, Fernando José Abelha
INTRODUCTION: Haematocrit has been studied as an outcome predictor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between low haematocrit at surgical intensive care unit admission and high disease scoring system score and early outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 4398 patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit between January 2006 and July 2013. Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation and simplified acute physiology score II values were calculated and all variables entered as parameters were evaluated independently...
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893748/effect-of-individual-patient-risk-centre-surgeon-and-anaesthetist-on-length-of-stay-in-hospital-after-cardiac-surgery-association-of-cardiothoracic-anaesthesia-and-critical-care-actacc-consecutive-cases-series-study-of-10-uk-specialist-centres
#14
Olympia Papachristofi, Andrew A Klein, John Mackay, Samer Nashef, Nick Fletcher, Linda D Sharples
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relative contributions of patient risk profile, local and individual clinical practice on length of hospital stay after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Ten-year audit of prospectively collected consecutive cardiac surgical cases. Case-mix adjusted outcomes were analysed in models that included random effects for centre, surgeon and anaesthetist. SETTING: UK centres providing adult cardiac surgery. PARTICIPANTS: 10 of 36 UK specialist centres agreed to provide outcomes for all major cardiac operations over 10 years...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872487/validation-of-radial-artery-based-uncalibrated-pulse-contour-method-pulsioflex-in-an-unselected-cohort-of-critically-ill-patients
#15
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. SETTING: Tertiary care mixed-surgical ICU. Data were obtained from April 2015 to July 2016. PATIENTS: We studied 20 critically ill mechanically ventilated patients monitored by UPC (PulsioFlex; Pulsion Medical Systems SE, Munich, Germany)...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800982/pain-measurement-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-the-behavioral-pain-scale-bps-and-the-critical-care-pain-observation-tool-cpot
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Saskia Rijkenberg, Willemke Stilma, Robert J Bosman, Nardo J van der Meer, Peter H J van der Voort
OBJECTIVES: The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) and Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) are behavioral pain assessment tools for sedated and unconscious critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to compare the reliability, internal consistency, and discriminant validation of the BPS and the CPOT simultaneously in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: A 20-bed closed-format intensive care unit with mixed medical, surgical, and cardiac surgery patients in a teaching hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780148/intraabdominal-hypertension-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-and-the-open-abdomen
#17
REVIEW
William Kirke Rogers, Luis Garcia
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is the end point of a process whereby massive interstitial swelling in the abdomen or rapid development of a space-filling lesion in the abdomen (such as ascites or a hematoma) leads to pathologically increased pressure. This results in so-called intraabdominal hypertension (IAH), causing decreased perfusion of the kidneys and abdominal viscera and possible difficulties with ventilation and maintenance of cardiac output. These effects contribute to a cascade of ischemia and multiple organ dysfunction with high mortality...
August 2, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765741/experience-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-for-medically-intractable-low-cardiac-output-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#18
Jung Bin Park, Jae Gun Kwak, Hong-Gook Lim, Woong-Han Kim, Jeong Ryul Lee, Yong Jin Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Mechanical circulatory support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist device has always been the optimal choice for treating the majority of medically intractable low cardiac output case. We retrospectively investigated our institution's outcomes and variables associated with a high risk of mortality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From 1999 to 2014, 86 patients who were of pediatric age or had grown-up congenital heart disease underwent mechanical circulatory support for medically intractable low cardiac output in our pediatric intensive care unit...
July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743102/incidence-of-delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-protocol-for-the-delirium-cs-canada-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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BACKGROUND: Delirium is a recognized complication of cardiac surgery and is the focus of increasing attention owing to its negative effect on postoperative outcomes. However, little is known about the actual incidence of delirium following cardiac surgery, with published rates ranging widely, from 3%-78%. We describe the protocol for the DELIRIUM-CS Canada study, which will use validated and easily implementable bedside tools to determine the incidence of postoperative delirium in a contemporary cardiac surgery population...
July 13, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742724/epidemiology-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
#20
Ryan A Romans, Steven M Schwartz, John M Costello, Nikhil K Chanani, Parthak Prodhan, Avihu Z Gazit, Andrew H Smith, David S Cooper, Jeffrey Alten, Kshitij P Mistry, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Michael Gaies
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of noninvasive ventilation therapy for patients admitted to pediatric cardiac ICUs and to assess practice variation across hospitals. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using prospectively collected clinical registry data. SETTING: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to cardiac ICUs at PC4 hospitals. INTERVENTIONS: None...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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