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Michele Salati, Alessandro Brunelli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Surgery is considered the best treatment option for patients with early stage lung cancer. Nevertheless, lung resection may cause a variable functional impairment that could influence the whole cardio-respiratory system with potential life-threatening complications. The aim of the present study is to review the most relevant evidences about the evaluation of surgical risk before lung resection, in order to define a practical approach for the preoperative functional assessment in lung cancer patients...
2016: Current Surgery Reports
Katarzyna Rygiel
Advances in oncologic therapies have allowed many patients with breast cancer to achieve better outcomes and longer survival. However, this progress has been tempered by cardiotoxicity, associated with anticancer therapies, ranging from subclinical abnormalities to irreversible life-threatening complications, such as congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy. In particular, exposure to chemotherapy (CHT), including anthracyclines and trastuzumab, can lead to cardiac dysfunction with short- or long-term consequences, among patients with breast cancer...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Wassim Ben Ameur, Sonia Ouerghi, Amira Dridi, Mouna Bousnina, Atef Ben Youssef, Tarek Kilani, Tahar Mestiri
The use of Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) in patients suffering from Sickle cell disease (SCD) needs specific precautions. Whereas, no consensual protocols have been established to clarify therapeutic management. CASE REPORT A 7-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital for surgery of advanced endocarditis.  Major dyspnea, hemodynamic distress and fever were noted on physical examination. Biological tests exploring anaemia revealed Haemoglobin (Hb) S levels of 39...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Davide Patrini, Mohamed Amirali Gulamhussein, Pasquale Pellegrino, Marianna Redaelli, Jonathan Pararajasingham, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Gossypiboma, also referred to as a textiloma, gauzoma or muslinoma describe a mass in the body composed of a central cotton core surrounded by a foreign body reaction. It has an estimated incidence of 1/1000-1/10000 surgeries, occurring in the abdomen (56%), pelvis (18%) and least commonly the thorax (11%) and represents an unfortunate event for both the patient and the operating surgeon with severe liability implications. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 49-year-old male with Marfan Syndrome who was admitted to the cardiology department with a four day history of shortness of breath and associated dull, non-radiating chest pain...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Bana Agha Nasser, Julinar Idris, Abdu Rahman Mesned, Tageldein Mohamad, Mohamed S Kabbani, Ali Alakfash
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in children with congenital heart disease have improved and many children have survived after an in-hospital cardiac arrest. AIM: The purpose of this study is to determine predictors of poor outcome after CPR in critical children undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review and data analysis of all CPR records and charts of all postoperative cardiac children who had a cardiac arrest and required resuscitation from 2011 until 2015...
October 2016: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
I Schulze, E M Poos, H Meyer, A K List, S B R Kaestner, J Rehage
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of preoperative carprofen on the cardiorespiratory, hormonal and metabolic stress response during umbilical surgery under isoflurane anaesthesia combined with local anaesthesia, in calves. A randomised, blinded experimental study was conducted in 24 calves. Carprofen (n = 12; 1.4 mg/kg) or physiological saline solution (controls; n = 12) was administered 1 h prior to surgery. Anaesthesia was induced with xylazine (0.1 mg/kg, IM) and, after the onset of sedation (i...
October 2016: Veterinary Journal
Andreas Vötsch, Wolfgang Weihs, Martin Asslaber, Otto Dapunt
Until now, to our knowledge no case of bioprosthetic valvular thrombosis after implantation of the sutureless Sorin Perceval valve has been reported. Although sutureless aortic valve replacement has become a powerful tool in our daily practice, recent guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association do not give specific recommendations on postoperative anticoagulation therapy. We report the first case of valve dysfunction resulting from thrombosis 12 months after implantation with a possible link to postoperative cortisole therapy...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ana Lucía Rodríguez-Perea, Johanna Gutierrez-Vargas, Gloria Patricia Cardona-Gómez, Carlos Julio Montoya Guarin, Mauricio Rojas, Paula Andrea Velilla Hernández
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) inhibit the activation of the immune response which could down-regulate the systemic and focal activation observed during ischemic stroke. In fact, in animal models, Tregs infiltrate the infarcted brain and reduce the pro-inflammatory cytokine production and infarct volume, mainly in late stages of ischemia. Recently, an expansion and greater suppressive capacity of circulating Tregs after treatment with statins was observed, in addition to their cardio- and neuroprotective actions demonstrated previously...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
Frank Rasulo, Nicola Zugni, Simone Piva, Nazzareno Fagoni, Federico Pe, Arturo Toninelli, Stefano Calza, Nicola Latronico
BACKGROUND: Supraglottic airway devices (SGDs) are of current use in anesthesia practice and in emergency conditions. It has been suggested that cerebral blood flow (CBF) can decrease after SGD insertion or cuff inflation; however, it is uncertain if this reduction is caused by the SGD or the anesthetic drugs utilized for the anesthetic procedure. During minor surgery we separated CBF measurements by an adequate time interval in order to measure the distinctive changes in cerebral hemodynamics associated with anesthesia induction, SGD insertion and cuff inflation...
August 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Jeffrey P Jacobs, Xia He, John E Mayer, Erle H Austin, James A Quintessenza, Tom R Karl, Luca Vricella, Constantine Mavroudis, Sean M O'Brien, Sara K Pasquali, Kevin D Hill, S Adil Husain, David M Overman, James D St Louis, Jane M Han, David M Shahian, Duke Cameron, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Previous analyses of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database have demonstrated a reduction over time of risk-adjusted operative mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting. The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (STS CHSD) was queried to assess multiinstitutional trends over time in discharge mortality and postoperative length of stay (PLOS). METHODS: Since 2009, operations in the STS CHSD have been classified according to STAT (The Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery) Congenital Heart Surgery Mortality Categories...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Scott Gillespie, William T Mahle, Shriprasad Deshpande, Brian Kogon, Kevin Maher, Kirk Kanter
Significant noncardiac and genetic abnormalities (NC and GA) are common in neonates with congenital heart defects. We sought to examine current-era effect of those abnormalities on early and late outcomes following cardiac surgery. The method from 2002-2012, 1538 neonates underwent repair (n = 860, 56%) or palliation (n = 678, 44%) of congenital heart defects. Regression models examined the effect of NC and GA on operative results, resource utilization, and late outcomes. Neonates with NC and GA (n = 312, 20%) had higher incidence of prematurity (21% vs 13%; P < 0...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Dietrich Doll, Markus Eichler, Pantelis Vassiliu, Kenneth Boffard, Tim Pohlemann, Elias Degiannis
BACKGROUND: Penetrating trauma is becoming increasingly common in parts of the world where previously it was rare. At the same time, general surgeons and surgical trainees are becoming more specialized, and less comfortable operating within areas beyond their zone of specialization. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this manuscript is to assess the technical difficulties encountered in operating on patients who have sustained penetrating trauma, and to prove to general surgeons that the technical skills and techniques required are no different to those required for abdominal surgery, and do not require additional dexterity...
August 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
S Pozzoli, M Simonini, E Messaggio, N Casamassima, E Bignami, L Zagato, C Lanzani, P Manunta
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases remain the main cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The identification of subjects with increased risk of developing new cardiovascular events remains a priority in order to guide treatments and determine individual prognosis. Biomarkers are useful tools that are able to help physicians in decision-making. Our aim is to investigate Endogenous Ouabain (EO), an adrenal stress hormone with hemodynamic effects, as a valuable biomarker of heart failure...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Hirokazu Shiraishi, Takeshi Shirayama, Naoki Maruyama, Satoshi Kaimoto, Asako Otakara, Ritsuko Kurimoto, Naohiko Nakanishi, Takeshi Nakamura, Tetsuhiro Yamano, Akiyoshi Matsumuro, Kiyoshi Doi, Hitoshi Yaku, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis and optimal timing of surgical repair for chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) are topics of interest, because left ventricular compensation delays the clinical signs of the early stages of left ventricular dysfunction. Various physical signs have been described as indicators of chronic AR, but AR screening can be difficult depending on the proficiency of primary care providers. The recent use of the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) measurement to assess peripheral atherosclerosis may detect AR objectively and simply because its arterial pulse wave configuration is closely related to the physical signs of AR...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Chikao Teramoto, Osamu Kawaguchi, Yoshimori Araki, Masaharu Yoshikawa, Wataru Uchida, Gennta Takemura, Naoki Makino
In patients with Marfan syndrome, cardiovascular complication due to aortic dissection represents the primary cause of death. Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection during cardiac surgery is a rare, but serious adverse event. A 51-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome underwent elective aortic surgery and mitral valve reconstruction surgery for the enlarged aortic root and severe mitral regurgitation. We replaced the aortic root and ascending aorta based on reimplantation technique. During subsequent mitral valve reconstruction, we found the heart pushed up from behind...
August 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Tal Pecht, Yulia Haim, Nava Bashan, Hagit Shapiro, Ilana Harman-Boehm, Boris Kirshtein, Karine Clément, Iris Shai, Assaf Rudich
BACKGROUND: Visceral adipose tissue foam cells are increased in human obesity, and were implicated in adipose dysfunction and increased cardio-metabolic risk. In the circulation, non-classical monocytes (NCM) are elevated in obesity and associate with atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes. We hypothesized that circulating NCM correlate and/or are functionally linked to visceral adipose tissue foam cells in obesity, potentially providing an approach to estimate visceral adipose tissue status in the non-surgical obese patient...
2016: PloS One
Jean-Michel Hougardy, Perrine Revercez, Aline Pourcelet, Bachar El Oumeiri, Judith Racapé, Alain Le Moine, Frédéric Vanden Eynden, Daniel De Backer
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is a common complication and is associated with the poorest outcomes. Therefore, early prediction of CSA-AKI remains a major issue. Severity scores such as the STS score could estimate the risk of AKI preoperatively. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the risk factors of on-pump CSA-AKI and to assess the performance of the STS score in order to predict CSA-AKI. PATIENTS: We identified 252 patients with on-pump cardiac surgery, and the STS score was defined retrospectively...
June 2, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Asal Ataie-Jafari, Mahdi Najafi, Gholamreza Sarami Foroushani, Mohammad Reza Mohajeri Tehrani, Leila Jahangiry
BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported the association between dietary patterns and prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic disease. However, there are no studies reporting major dietary patterns in patients awaiting coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). The aim of this study was to obtain the major dietary patterns and their association with demographic, dietary factors and biochemical parameters in these patients. MATHERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study on 454 patients aged 35 - 80 years as candidates of CABG and hospitalized in the Tehran Heart Center...
July 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Sadegh Ali-Hassan-Sayegh, Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini, Mahbube Tahernejad, Parisa Mahdavi, Azadeh Shahidzadeh, Ali Akbar Karimi-Bondarabadi, Ali-Mohammad Dehghan, Elham Rahimizadeh, Fatemeh Haddad, Zahra Ghodratipour, Zahra Sarrafan-Chaharsoughi, Arezoo Shahidzadeh, Azam Ghanei, Mohammadreza Lotfaliani, Mohamed Zeriouh, Alexander Weymann, Aron-Frederik Popov, Anton Sabashnikov
This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine the strength of evidence in terms of the impact of common antioxidant supplementations, such as N-acetylcysteine (NAC), vitamin C, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on perioperative outcomes after cardiac surgery with particular focus on the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and acute kidney injury (AKI) with associated mortality. A total of 29 trials were identified that reported incidence of AF and 17 trials that reported incidence of AKI...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Nimesh Patel, Timothy Batten, Andrew Roberton, Doyo Enki, Guy Wansbrough, James Davis
BACKGROUND: Following foot and ankle surgery, patients may be required to mobilise non-weight bearing, requiring a walking aid such as crutches, walking frame or a Stride-on rehabilitation scooter, which aims to reduce the amount of work required. The energy consumption of mobilising using a Stride-on scooter has not previously been investigated, and we aim to establish this. METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers (5 males:5 females) aged 20-40 years mobilised independently, then with each mobility device for 3min at 1km/h on a treadmill, with rest periods, whilst undergoing Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET)...
May 11, 2016: Foot
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