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Kazuaki Morizane, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Takeshi Sakamoto, Ryosuke Tsutsumi, Seiichi Odate, Akira Kusuba, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Although a valve-like mechanism has been proposed for expansion of spinal extradural arachnoid cysts (SEACs), the detailed mechanism remains unclear. Moreover, closure of the communication site is essential during surgery, but the method to identify the communication site remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the detailed mechanism of expanding SEACs through retrospective analysis of SEAC cases undergoing surgery and to elucidate the characteristics of the communication sites...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Merrill H Stewart, Daniel P Morin
Periprocedural management of anticoagulation for cardiac device implantation has evolved over the past 20 years. The traditional paradigm of vitamin K antagonist interruption with heparin bridging has now been shown to be less safe than continuation of vitamin K antagonists at therapeutic levels. Dual antiplatelet therapy during device implantation poses substantial risk but is often necessary. The safest dosing strategy for newer direct oral anticoagulants is still not clear.
March 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Koji Ueda, Seiichi Shinji, Yosuke Ishii, Hiroshi Yamawaki, Takeshi Yamada, Michihiro Koizumi, Yasuyuki Yokoyama, Masahiro Hotta, Goro Takahashi, Takuma Iwai, Kohki Takeda, Keisuke Hara, Keiichirou Oota, Takashi Nitta, Eiji Uchida
The patient was a 70-year-old woman who was diagnosed with obstructive transverse colon cancer suspected of invading the abdominal wall by abdominal CT imaging. Since the preoperative electrocardiogram showed an ischemic change, echocardiography and coronary angiography were performed. We diagnosed chronic heart failure and angina pectoris because echocardiography showed low cardiac function(left ventricular ejection fraction; LVEF 37%)and coronary angiography indicated triple-vessel disease. We firstly performed coronary artery bypass graft surgery following self-expanding metallic stent placement as a bridge to surgery(BTS), because we judged this patient as a perioperative high-risk case...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Adrian B Jonan, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Starting with approval for clinical use in the treatment of opioid dependence in October 2002 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), buprenorphine has become an integral treatment option and in recent years, in chronic pain management. Buprenorphine possesses a unique pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profile that can potentially make perioperative analgesia challenging. OBJECTIVES: To date no unified guidelines or recommendations are available for buprenorphine product management during the perioperative period...
January 2018: Pain Physician
J S Winder, A Majumder, M Fayezizadeh, Y W Novitsky, E M Pauli
BACKGROUND: A minority of patients undergoing posterior component separation (PCS) have abdominal wall defects that preclude complete reconstruction of the visceral sac with native tissue. The use of absorbable mesh bridges (AMB) to span such defects has not been established. We hypothesized that AMB use during posterior sheath closure of PCS is safe and provides favorable outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing PCS with AMB at two hernia centers...
January 18, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Daniel Jin Keat Lee, Kelvin Yafan Wang, Peter Michael Sagar, Jake Timothy
INTRODUCTION: R0 resection is achieved by high sacrectomy for local recurrence of colorectal cancer, but significant rates of perioperative complications and long-term patient morbidity are associated with this procedure. In this report, we outline our unique experience of using an expandable cage for vertebral body reconstruction following S1 sacrectomy in a 66-year-old patient with re-recurrent rectal cancer. We aim to highlight several key steps, with a view to improving postoperative outcomes...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
J F Lock, J Wagner, V Luber, U A Dietz, S Lichthardt, N Matthes, K Krajinovic, C-T Germer, S Knop, A Wiegering
A growing number of patients in Germany receive a long-term prophylactic anticoagulation with phenprocoumone or one of the novel direct oral anticoagulants (NOAC), such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban. The most common indication for an oral anticoagulant therapy is atrial fibrillation (approximately 75%) where the anticoagulant therapy can reduce the risk for an embolic event, particularly stroke by 60%. Operations carried out during such a therapy can result in major bleeding complications. On the other hand, suspending anticoagulant therapy can lead to an increased risk of thromboembolisms...
February 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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
Joo Han Song, Ji Eun Park, Jin Gu Lee, Chang Young Lee, Kyung Sik Nam, Jee Won Suh, Anes Kim, Seung Hyun Lee, Hyun Chel Joo, Young Nam Youn, Song Yee Kim, Moo Suk Park, Hyo Chae Paik
Background: The aim of this single-center study is to review the transplant outcomes of patients receiving lung transplantation (LTx) using intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) according to the perioperative use of ECMO. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the transplant outcomes of 107 consecutive patients who underwent LTx using intraoperative ECMO between March 2013 and August 2016 at Severance Hospital of Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Kiona Y Allen, Catherine K Allan, Lillian Su, Mary E McBride
This review article will discuss the indications for and outcomes of neonates with congenital heart disease who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Most commonly, ECMO is used as a perioperative bridge to recovery or temporary support for those after cardiac arrest or near arrest in patients with congenital or acquired heart disease. What had historically been considered a contraindication to ECMO, is evolving and more of the sickest and most complicated babies are cared for on ECMO...
January 2, 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
Akash Kataruka, Elizabeth Renner, Geoffrey D Barnes
OBJECTIVES: While physicians are typically responsible for managing perioperative warfarin, clinic pharmacists may improve pre-procedural decision-making. We assessed the impact of pharmacist-driven care for chronic warfarin-treated patients undergoing outpatient right heart catheterization (RHC). METHODS: 200 warfarin patients who underwent RHC between January 2012 and September 2015 were analyzed. Pharmacist-care (n = 79) was compared to the usual care model (n = 121)...
February 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
Richard Naspro, Lori B Lerner, Roberta Rossini, Michele Manica, Henry H Woo, Ross J Calopedos, Cecilia M Cracco, Cesare M Scoffone, Thomas R Herrmann, Jean J de la Rosette, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, Luigi F DA Pozzo
INTRODUCTION: The number of patients on chronic anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy requiring endoscopic urological surgery is increasing worldwide. Therefore, there is a strong demand to standardize the peri-operative treatment of this cohort of patients, both from a surgical and cardiological point of view, balancing the risks of bleeding versus thrombosis, and the important possible clinical and medical legal repercussions therein. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Although literature is scarce and the quality of evidence quite low, in line with other surgical specialties, guidelines and recommendations for the management of urological patients have begun to emerge...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Nathan P Clark, James D Douketis, Vic Hasselblad, Sam Schulman, Andrei L Kindzelski, Thomas L Ortel
BACKGROUND: The use of low-molecular weight heparin bridge therapy during warfarin interruption for elective surgery/procedures increases bleeding. Other predictors of bleeding in this setting are not well described. METHODS: BRIDGE was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of bridge therapy with dalteparin 100 IU/kg twice daily in patients with atrial fibrillation requiring warfarin interruption. Bleeding outcomes were documented from the time of warfarin interruption until up to 37 days postprocedure...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
Chitaru Kurihara, Andre C Critsinelis, Masashi Kawabori, Tadahisa Sugiura, Gabriel Loor, Andrew B Civitello, Jeffrey A Morgan
Postoperative right-sided heart failure (RHF) is a common complication after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Studies have examined RHF in the perioperative period, but few have assessed late-onset RHF. We analyzed the incidence of early and late RHF in patients with HeartMate II and HeartWare left ventricular assist devices and associated morbidity, mortality, and independent predictors of RHF. We retrospectively analyzed records of 526 patients with chronic heart failure who underwent continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation; 147 (27...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Joeky T Senders, Mark M Zaki, Aditya V Karhade, Bliss Chang, William B Gormley, Marike L Broekman, Timothy R Smith, Omar Arnaout
BACKGROUND: Machine learning (ML) is a branch of artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn from large complex datasets without being explicitly programmed. Although ML is already widely manifest in our daily lives in various forms, the considerable potential of ML has yet to find its way into mainstream medical research and day-to-day clinical care. The complex diagnostic and therapeutic modalities used in neurosurgery provide a vast amount of data that is ideally suited for ML models...
January 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
P Tcherveniakov, C Bogdan, N Chaudhuri
Introduction The impact of the introduction of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) on the management of lung cancer 20 years ago has been well documented. However, the uptake of VATS lobectomy in surgical practice worldwide has been slower than expected. We believe that this is partly due to a lack of consensus on how this procedure should be integrated into training programmes. We present our initial experience with a newly developed training model, which could help bridge the divide between open and VATS lobectomy...
November 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Emily M Todd, Sreeja Biswas Roy, A Samad Hashimi, Rosemarie Serrone, Roshan Panchanathan, Paul Kang, Katherine E Varsch, Barry E Steinbock, Jasmine Huang, Ashraf Omar, Vipul Patel, Rajat Walia, Michael A Smith, Ross M Bremner
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has been used as a bridge to lung transplantation in patients with rapid pulmonary function deterioration. The reported success of this modality and perioperative and functional outcomes are varied. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent lung transplantation at our institution over 1 year (January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015). Patients were divided into 2 groups depending on whether they required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support as a bridge to transplant; preoperative characteristics, lung transplantation outcomes, and survival were compared between groups...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Simon Pecha, Ayhan Ayikli, Iris Wilke, Samer Hakmi, Yalin Yildirim, Nils Gosau, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stephan Willems, Muhammet Ali Aydin
Recent studies have shown that subcutaneous or subfascial pacemaker- and ICD implantation with continued oral anticoagulation therapy is associated with lower risk for bleeding complications, when compared to heparin bridging strategies. However, ICD generators are often implanted submuscularly. We therefore compared the bleeding risk with continued phenprocoumon therapy vs. heparin bridging in patients receiving submuscular ICD implantation. Between 01/2013 and 12/2013, 104 patients with need for oral anticoagulation received submuscular ICD or CRT-D implantation in our institution...
October 13, 2017: Heart and Vessels
Kenzo Hirao, Kazutaka Aonuma, Koichiro Kumagai, Koichi Inoue, Masaomi Kimura, Yasushi Miyauchi, Eiki Tsushima, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND: The JACRE-R Registry, in which 42 Japanese institutions participated, monitored the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban in catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF). In the present analysis, we sought to elucidate the effects and risks of heparin bridging and different patterns of interruption/resumption of rivaroxaban on complications of CA.Methods and Results:We administered rivaroxaban during the perioperative period and recorded the incidence of complications up to 30 days after CA...
September 28, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Joseph Greene, Tung Tran, Timothy Shope
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heart failure (HF) is a severe obesity-related comorbidity. Many patients with end-stage HF eventually require cardiac transplantation for long-term survival. These patients may be precluded from enrollment in heart transplant programs secondary to morbid obesity. We propose a pathway involving sleeve gastrectomy (SG) for patients with morbid obesity and HF to afford cardiac transplantation eligibility. METHODS: Three patients with HF and morbid obesity underwent implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and SG at an academic tertiary care institution in Washington, DC...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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