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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222675/accuracy-of-computed-tomography-for-selecting-the-revascularization-method-based-on-syntax-score-ii
#1
Si Eun Lee, Kyunghwa Han, Jin Hur, Young Jin Kim, Hye-Jeong Lee, Yoo Jin Hong, Dong Jin Im, Byoung Wook Choi
OBJECTIVES: The application of SYNTAX score II based on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) for selecting further treatment options has not been studied. This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic performance of CCTA combined with SYNTAX score II for selecting the revascularization method compared with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) based on 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) guidelines. METHODS: From January-May 2011, 160 patients who underwent both CCTA and ICA within 30 interval days were included...
December 8, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207845/two-episodes-of-trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-a-pan-facial-fracture-surgery-a-rare-phenomenon-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#2
Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Prashanth Rajaram, Abhishek Khatua, K B Rudresh, Pallavi B Krishnamurthy
Trigeminocardiac reflex is a sudden physiologic response due to mechanical manipulation of any of the branches of trigeminal nerve. Trigeminocardiac reflex occurs due to pressure effect or stretching of trigeminal nerve which causes fall in blood pressure and decrease in heart rate. In this reflex arc, the trigeminal nerve serves as afferent pathway and vagus nerve, which is cardio inhibitory in nature, serves as efferent pathway. Two episodes of trigeminocardiac reflex during maxillofacial trauma surgery is not a common phenomenon...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191247/the-implication-of-the-shortage-of-health-workforce-specialist-on-universal-health-coverage-in-kenya
#3
Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku, Stephen N Mutwiwa
BACKGROUND: Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not only considerably constrained the achievement of health-related development goals but also impeded accelerated progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). Like any other low-income country, Kenya is experiencing health workforce shortage particularly in specialized healthcare workers to cater for the rapidly growing need for specialized health care (MOH Training Needs Assessment report (2015))...
December 1, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188357/-management-of-valvular-heart-disease-esc-eacts-guidelines-2017
#4
REVIEW
M Haude
After 5 years the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have released an update on the guidelines for the management of valvular heart diseases. In recent years published results of randomized trials in patients with aortic valve stenosis have resulted in updated recommendations for catheter-based prosthesis implantation (TAVI), which is now extended to patients presenting without a low risk for conventional surgical valve replacement. In mitral or tricuspid valvular disease, the recommendations for catheter-based therapies are less strong because of a lack of supportive scientific data...
December 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181076/intensive-rehabilitation-as-an-independent-determinant-of-better-outcome-in-patients-with-lung-tumors-treated-by-thoracic-surgery
#5
Oliwia Glogowska, Maciej Glogowski, Sebastian Szmit
Introduction: The frequency of postoperative complications after thoracic surgery remains high. Rehabilitation may become a procedure characterized by a high cost-effectiveness ratio. The aim of the study was to determine the independent importance of intensive rehabilitation in patients with lung tumors treated by thoracic surgery. Material and methods: The prospective observational study included two groups of patients: 187 patients treated according to the historical scheme including thoracic surgery without specific exercises improving cardio-pulmonary capacity, and 215 patients treated in agreement with the innovative algorithm of perioperative intensive physiotherapy until discharge from hospital...
October 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161313/biomarkers-and-echocardiography-for-evaluating-the-improvement-of-the-ventricular-diastolic-function-after-surgical-relief-of-hydronephrosis
#6
Huei-Ming Yeh, Ting-Tse Lin, Chih-Fan Yeh, Ho-Shiang Huang, Sheng-Nan Chang, Jou-Wei Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Ling-Ping Lai, Yi-You Huang, Chun-Lin Chu
The pathophysiology of cardio-renal syndrome (CRS) is complex. Hydronephrosis caused by urolithiasis may cause cytokine release and lead to cardiac dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac function changes observed in patients who received double J placement using feasible biomarkers and echocardiography. This was a prospective, single-center study. Eighty-seven patients who presented with acute unilateral hydronephrosis and received ureteroscope stone manipulation were enrolled. Echocardiography and cytokines were measured on the day of the operation and 24 hours after the procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147971/-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulative-strategies-after-surgical-interventional-valve-treatment
#7
A Jobs, T Stiermaier, S Klotz, I Eitel
At the end of August 2017 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) published new joint guidelines for the treatment of valvular heart disease. These guidelines incorporate the scientific progress since the last version of the guidelines published in 2012. This article reviews current guideline recommendations for antiplatelet and anticoagulative therapy after surgical/interventional treatment of the aortic and mitral valves and discusses the underlying scientific evidence...
November 16, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115948/evaluation-of-intravenous-regional-anaesthesia-and-four-point-nerve-block-efficacy-in-the-distal-hind-limb-of-dairy-cows
#8
S Yavari, N Khraim, G Szura, A Starke, E Engelke, C Pfarrer, K Hopster, M Schmicke, W Kehler, M Heppelmann, S B R Kästner, J Rehage
BACKGROUND: Intravenous regional anaesthesia (IVRA) and hindfoot four-point nerve block anaesthesia (NBA) are recommended for local anaesthesia (LA) in the distal limb of dairy cows. Two studies were conducted to compare the efficacy, time until onset and stress responses to IVRA and NBA in dairy cows. In the first cross-over designed study, eight healthy unsedated German Holstein cows, restrained in lateral recumbency (LR) on a surgical tipping table, were treated with IVRA and NBA using procaine 2% as a local anaesthetic...
November 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092100/improved-dynamic-predictions-from-joint-models-of-longitudinal-and-survival-data-with-time-varying-effects-using-p-splines
#9
Eleni-Rosalina Andrinopoulou, Paul H C Eilers, Johanna J M Takkenberg, Dimitris Rizopoulos
In the field of cardio-thoracic surgery, valve function is monitored over time after surgery. The motivation for our research comes from a study which includes patients who received a human tissue valve in the aortic position. These patients are followed prospectively over time by standardized echocardiographic assessment of valve function. Loss of follow-up could be caused by valve intervention or the death of the patient. One of the main characteristics of the human valve is that its durability is limited...
November 1, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067080/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-pulmonary-complications-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#10
Anjum Naveed, Hammad Azam, Humayoun Ghulam Murtaza, Rana Altaf Ahmad, Mirza Ahmad Raza Baig
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after cardio-pulmonary bypass and association of pre-operative and intraoperative risk factors with incidence of PPCs. METHODS: This study was an observational analysis of five hundred and seventeen (517) patients who underwent cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. Incidence of PPCs and risk factors of PPCs were noted. Logistic regression was applied to determine the association of pre-operative and intraoperative risk factors with incidence of PPCs...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061584/low-cerebral-exposure-cannot-hinder-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-panax-notoginsenosides
#11
Haofeng Li, Jingcheng Xiao, Xinuo Li, Huimin Chen, Dian Kang, Yuhao Shao, Boyu Shen, Zhangpei Zhu, Xiaoxi Yin, Lin Xie, Guangji Wang, Yan Liang
A bidirectional route of communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system, termed the "gut-brain axis", is becoming increasingly relevant to treatment of cerebral damage. Panax Notoginsenoside extract (PNE) is extremely popular for prevention and treatment of cardio-cerebrovascular ischemic diseases although their plasma and cerebral exposure levels were extremely low. To date, the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of PNE remain largely unknown. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects of PNE are systematically studied via investigating the regulation of PNE on gastrointestinal microbial community and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors...
October 23, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054308/acc-aats-aha-ase-eacts-hvs-sca-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery
#12
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045581/2017-esc-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-developed-in-collaboration-with-eacts-the-task-force-for-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-coronary-artery-disease-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-esc-and-of-the-european-association
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Marco Valgimigli, Héctor Bueno, Robert A Byrne, Jean-Philippe Collet, Francesco Costa, Anders Jeppsson, Peter Jüni, Adnan Kastrati, Philippe Kolh, Laura Mauri, Gilles Montalescot, Franz-Josef Neumann, Mate Petricevic, Marco Roffi, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano, Glenn N Levine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042955/intramyocardial-delivery-of-bfgf-with-a-biodegradable-and-thermosensitive-hydrogel-improves-angiogenesis-and-cardio-protection-in-infarcted-myocardium
#14
Hongling Zhu, Xiaoyan Li, Mingjie Yuan, Weiguo Wan, Miaoyang Hu, Xiaoding Wang, Xuejun Jiang
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a known angiogenic factor, may provide a potential strategy for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI), but it is limited by a relatively short half-life. Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel provides a reservoir for the controlled release of growth factors. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of bFGF incorporated into a Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel on angiogenesis and cardiac health in a rat model of acute MI, induced by coronary artery ligation. Phosphate-buffered solution (PBS group), Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel (Gel group), bFGF in phosphate-buffered solution (bFGF group) or bFGF in hydrogel (Gel + bFGF group) was injected into a peri-infarcted area of cardiac tissue immediately following MI...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029990/2017-eacts-eacta-guidelines-on-patient-blood-management-for-adult-cardiac-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Christa Boer, Michael I Meesters, Milan Milojevic, Umberto Benedetto, Daniel Bolliger, Christian von Heymann, Anders Jeppsson, Andreas Koster, Ruben L Osnabrugge, Marco Ranucci, Hanne Berg Ravn, Alexander B A Vonk, Alexander Wahba, Domenico Pagano, Moritz W V Wyler von Ballmoos, Mate Petricevic, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Georg Trummer, Peter M Rosseel, Michael Sander, Pascal Colson, Adrian Bauer
Authors/Task Force Members: Christa Boer (EACTA Chairperson)(Netherlands), Michael I. Meesters (Netherlands), Milan Milojevic (Netherlands), Umberto Benedetto (UK), Daniel Bolliger (Switzerland), Christian von Heymann (Germany), Anders Jeppsson (Sweden), Andreas Koster (Germany), Ruben L. Osnabrugge (Netherlands), Marco Ranucci (Italy), Hanne Berg Ravn (Denmark), Alexander B.A. Vonk (Netherlands), Alexander Wahba (Norway), Domenico Pagano (EACTS Chairperson)(UK), Document Reviewers: Moritz W.V. Wyler von Ballmoos (USA), Mate Petricevic (Croatia), Arie Pieter Kappetein (Netherlands), Miguel Sousa-Uva (Portugal), Georg Trummer (Germany), Peter M...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029117/the-european-registry-for-patients-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-euromacs-of-the-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-eacts-second-report
#16
Theo M M H de By, Paul Mohacsi, Brigitta Gahl, Armin Zittermann, Thomas Krabatsch, Finn Gustafsson, Pascal Leprince, Bart Meyns, Ivan Netuka, Kadir Caliskan, Evaristo Castedo, Francesco Musumeci, André Vincentelli, Roland Hetzer, Jan Gummert
OBJECTIVES: The European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS) was founded in Berlin, Germany. EUROMACS is supported fully by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and, since 2014, has functioned as a committee of the EACTS. The purpose of having the EUROMACS as a part of the EACTS is to accumulate clinical data related to long-term mechanical circulatory support for scientific purposes and to publish annual reports. METHODS: Participating hospitals contributed surgical and cardiological pre-, peri- and long-term postoperative data of mechanical circulatory support implants to the registry...
September 29, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029100/2017-eacts-eacta-guidelines-on-patient-blood-management-for-adult-cardiac-surgery-the-task-force-on-patient-blood-management-for-adult-cardiac-surgery-of-the-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-eacts-and-the-european-association-of-cardiothoracic
#17
Domenico Pagano, Milan Milojevic, Michael I Meesters, Umberto Benedetto, Daniel Bolliger, Christian von Heymann, Anders Jeppsson, Andreas Koster, Ruben L Osnabrugge, Marco Ranucci, Hanne Berg Ravn, Alexander B A Vonk, Alexander Wahba, Christa Boer, Moritz W V Wyler von Ballmoos, Mate Petricevic, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Georg Trummer, Peter M Rosseel, Michael Sander, Pascal Colson, Adrian Bauer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028979/2017-european-society-of-cardiology-esc-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-collaboration-with-the-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-eacts
#18
Anders Jeppsson, Mate Petricevic, Philippe Kolh, Marco Valgimigli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020662/supercritical-carbon-dioxide-decellularised-pericardium-mechanical-and-structural-characterisation-for-applications-in-cardio-thoracic-surgery
#19
Frank R Halfwerk, Jeroen Rouwkema, Jan A Gossen, Jan G Grandjean
INTRODUCTION: Many biomaterials are used in cardio-thoracic surgery with good short-term results. However, calcification, dehiscence, and formation of scar tissue are reported. The aim of this research is to characterise decellularised pericardium after supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) processing as an alternative biological material for uses in cardio-thoracic surgery. METHODS: Porcine and bovine pericardium were decellularised using scCO2. Mechanical properties such as tensile strength, elastic modulus, fracture toughness and suture retention strength were determined...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020344/standardized-definitions-of-structural-deterioration-and-valve-failure-in-assessing-long-term-durability-of-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-bioprosthetic-valves-a-consensus-statement-from-the-european-association-of-percutaneous-cardiovascular-interventions
#20
Davide Capodanno, Anna S Petronio, Bernard Prendergast, Helene Eltchaninoff, Alec Vahanian, Thomas Modine, Patrizio Lancellotti, Lars Sondergaard, Peter F Ludman, Corrado Tamburino, Nicolò Piazza, Jane Hancock, Julinda Mehilli, Robert A Byrne, Andreas Baumbach, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Stephan Windecker, Jeroen Bax, Michael Haude
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
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