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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528767/acute-kidney-injury-after-radial-or-femoral-access-for-invasive-acute-coronary-syndrome-management-aki-matrix
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Giuseppe Andò, Bernardo Cortese, Filippo Russo, Martina Rothenbühler, Enrico Frigoli, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Carlo Briguori, Pascal Vranckx, Sergio Leonardi, Vincenzo Guiducci, Flavia Belloni, Fabio Ferrari, Jose Maria de la Torre Hernandez, Salvatore Curello, Francesco Liistro, Andrea Perkan, Stefano De Servi, Gavino Casu, Antonio Dellavalle, Dionigi Fischetti, Antonio Micari, Bruno Loi, Fabio Mangiacapra, Nunzio Russo, Fabio Tarantino, Francesco Saia, Dik Heg, Stephan Windecker, Peter Jüni, Marco Valgimigli
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether radial access (RA), compared with femoral access (FA), mitigates the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI). OBJECTIVES: The authors assessed the incidence of AKI in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) enrolled in the MATRIX-Access (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of Angiox) trial. METHODS: Among 8,404 patients, 194 (2.3%) were excluded due to missing creatinine values, no or an incomplete coronary angiogram, or previous dialysis...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526053/pre-hospital-triage-performance-after-standardized-trauma-courses
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Maria Lampi, Johan Junker, Peter Berggren, Carl-Oscar Jonson, Tore Vikström
BACKGROUND: The pre-hospital triage process aims at identifying and prioritizing patients in the need of prompt intervention and/or evacuation. The objective of the present study was to evaluate triage decision skills in a Mass Casualty Incident drill. The study compares two groups of participants in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support courses. METHODS: A questionnaire was used to deal with three components of triage of victims in a Mass Casualty Incident: decision-making; prioritization of 15 hypothetical casualties involved in a bus crash; and prioritization for evacuation...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520861/influence-of-practice-patterns-on-outcome-among-countries-enrolled-in-the-syntax-trial-5-year-results-between-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting%C3%A2
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Milan Milojevic, Stuart J Head, Michael J Mack, Friedrich W Mohr, Marie-Claude Morice, Keith D Dawkins, David R Holmes, Patrick W Serruys, Arie Pieter Kappetein
OBJECTIVES: To examine differences among participating countries in baseline characteristics, clinical practice, medication strategies and outcomes of patients randomized to coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention in the SYNTAX trial. METHODS: In SYNTAX, centres in 18 different countries enrolled 1800 patients, of which 8 countries enrolled ≥80 patients, what was projected to be a large enough sample size to be included in the analysis...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520545/hemodynamic-profile-of-acute-kidney-injury-following-the-fontan-procedure-impact-of-renal-perfusion-pressure
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Taylor Patterson, David A Hehir, Matthew Buelow, Pippa M Simpson, Michael E Mitchell, Liyun Zhang, Mehdi Eslami, Kathleen Murkowski, John P Scott
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common following cardiopulmonary bypass. Fontan completion may result in systemic venous hypertension and low cardiac output, reducing renal perfusion pressure (RPP) and further increasing the risk of AKI. We investigated the incidence and risk factors for post-Fontan AKI. METHODS: Single-center retrospective study of children undergoing Fontan completion from 2005 to 2012. Demographic and hemodynamic variables were assessed for association with AKI...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516316/venous-thromboembolism-after-nephrectomy-incidence-timing-and-associated-risk-factors-from-a-national-multi-institutional-database
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Brian J Jordan, Richard S Matulewicz, Brian Trihn, Shilajit Kundu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after nephrectomy with specific focus on event timing and location (before or after hospital discharge) in order to identify modifiable risk factors and establish benchmarks for preventive interventions. METHODS: Using the ACS-NSQIP database, we identified patients undergoing nephrectomy from 2006 to 2012. Patients were analyzed in two cohorts: collectively and by surgical approach [open vs. lap/robotic (MIS)]...
May 17, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514498/decreased-bed-rest-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-a-7-fr-arterial-sheath-and-its-effects-on-vascular-complications
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Laura J Wentworth, Elizabeth L Bechtum, Jessica G Hoffman, Robert R Kramer, David C Bartel, Joshua P Slusser, R Thomas Tilbury
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of femoral access puncture site complications in the control group, who underwent 6 hours of bed rest, with patients in the case group, who underwent 4 hours of bed rest. BACKGROUND: The ideal bed rest length after percutaneous coronary intervention with a 7-French arterial sheath has been investigated by nursing practice. However, in this larger-sheath-size group, best practices have not been determined, and bed rest time continues to vary markedly among institutions...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512422/acute-onset-ocular-hypotony-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Sarah Farukhi Ahmed, Audrey Xi Tai, Mason Schmutz, John Combs, Sameh Mosaed
IMPORTANCE: The purpose of this case report is to evaluate risk factors associated with post-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) ocular hypotony compared to post-CABG ischemic optic neuropathy. OBSERVATIONS: The patient described here is a single case at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, from July 2016. This case demonstrates the rare incidence of acute post-CABG ocular hypotony and vision loss in a patient with prior history of optic atrophy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511323/-impact-of-symptom-onset-to-first-medical-contact-time-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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T F Wei, B Zhao, P L Liu, X Y Feng, Z Zhang, Q X Shi, T S Gao, L Liu, J T Zhao, H Y Song, L F Liu, Y Q Liu, M M Rao, S L Wang
Objective: To investigate the impact of symptom onset to first medical contact (SO-to-FMC)time on the prognosis of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI). Methods: The clinical data of 341 consecutive STEMI patients, who were hospitalized to our hospital and received primary percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) from August 2011 to April 2016, were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into ≤90 min group (201 cases) and >90 min group (140 cases) according to the SO-to-FMC time...
May 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501665/a-dedicated-surveillance-program-improves-compliance-with-evar-follow-up
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Jade Cohen, Akila Pai, Timothy M Sullivan, Peter Alden, Jason Q Alexander, Andrew Cragg, Jesse M Manunga, Stephenson, Nedaa Skeik, Jessica M Titus
INTRODUCTION: Current recommendations suggest lifetime followup for EVAR patients to avoid consequences associated with endoleak and aneurysm enlargement. Followup compliance has been reported between 43-92%, with most single-center studies citing successful followup surveillance at less than 60%. We investigated followup completeness with a defined surveillance program and subsequent secondary intervention prevalence from a single center. METHODS: Our surveillance program notified patients of the need for followup imaging and surgeon review...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501386/atrioesophageal-fistula-after-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Trisha Mackle, Kevin Pistawka
BACKGROUND: Atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare and highly fatal complication of ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation. We report a diagnostically challenging case of AEF that highlights the unfortunate outcome that can be expected when this condition is not promptly diagnosed and managed accordingly. The varied clinical presentations are reviewed and recommended diagnostic and management approaches are presented. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old female who was 5 weeks post-ablation presented to a community emergency department with chest pain and a transient episode of left-arm weakness...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500477/impact-of-a-program-for-the-management-of-aggressive-behaviors-on-seclusion-and-restraint-use-in-two-high-risk-units-of-a-mental-health-institute
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Steve Geoffrion, Jane Goncalves, Charles-Édouard Giguère, Stéphane Guay
The Omega Program for the Management of Aggressive Behaviors aims to reduce patients' dangerous behaviors, towards themselves or others, and to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint (S/R). A previous study in a Mental Health Institute (Montreal, Canada) showed that implementing this program allowed employees of the intensive care and emergency units to gain confidence in coping with patients' aggressions and to reduce their psychological distress. The present study, conducted in the same high-risk units, assesses the effect of the program on S/R use...
May 13, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500085/the-most-common-vices-of-men-can-damage-fertility-and-the-health-of-the-next-generation
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Tod Fullston, Nicole O McPherson, Deirdre Zander-Fox, Michelle Lane
There is growing evidence from animal and human studies that demonstrate that acquired paternal traits can impair both a male's fertility and the health of his offspring, including advanced age, smoking, stress, trauma, under-nutrition, infection, toxin exposure, and obesity. Curiously, many of these factors manifest as impaired neurological, behavioural, and/or metabolic functioning in offspring. The underlying molecular mechanisms that respond to the paternal environment and act as vectors of intergenerational transmission are beginning to emerge...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499391/safety-of-three-different-product-doses-in-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-results-of-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
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Christoph Becher, Volker Laute, Stefan Fickert, Wolfgang Zinser, Philipp Niemeyer, Thilo John, Peter Diehl, Thomas Kolombe, Rainer Siebold, Jakob Fay
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of the three dose levels of the three-dimensional autologous chondrocyte implantation product chondrosphere® in the treatment of cartilage defects (4-10 cm(2)) of knee joints. We hereby report the safety results for a 36-month post-treatment observation period. METHODS: This was a prospective phase II trial with a clinical intervention comprising biopsy for culturing spheroids and their subsequent administration (level of evidence: I)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499330/ascertaining-the-impact-of-public-rapid-transit-system-on-spread-of-dengue-in-urban-settings
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Mattia Sanna, Ying-Hen Hsieh
Urbanization is an important factor contributing to the global spread of dengue in recent decades, especially in tropical regions. However, the impact of public transportation system on local spread of dengue in urban settings remains poorly understood, due to the difficulty in collecting relevant locality, transportation and disease incidence data with sufficient detail, and in suitably quantifying the combined effect of proximity and passenger flow. We quantify proximity and passenger traffic data relating to 2014-2015 dengue outbreaks in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by introducing a "Risk Associated with Metro Passengers Presence" (RAMPP), which considers the passenger traffic of stations located within a fixed radius, giving more weight to the busier and/or closer stations...
May 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489279/dipeptidyl-peptidase-dpp-4-inhibitors-and-glucagon-like-peptide-glp-1-analogues-for-prevention-or-delay-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-its-associated-complications-in-people-at-increased-risk-for-the-development-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Bianca Hemmingsen, David P Sonne, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Bernd Richter
BACKGROUND: The projected rise in the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) could develop into a substantial health problem worldwide. Whether dipeptidyl-peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors or glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 analogues are able to prevent or delay T2DM and its associated complications in people at risk for the development of T2DM is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of DPP-4 inhibitors and GLP-1 analogues on the prevention or delay of T2DM and its associated complications in people with impaired glucose tolerance, impaired fasting blood glucose, moderately elevated glycosylated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) or any combination of these...
May 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486890/efficacy-and-safety-of-ultra-rapid-iron-polymaltose-infusion-during-general-anaesthesia
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R M Browning, N Alakeson, E J O'Loughlin
To assess the efficacy and safety of ultra rapid (15 minute) infusion of iron polymaltose to iron deficient patients during general anaesthesia, we performed a prospective, interventional non-randomised study on 99 adult patients with iron deficiency with or without anaemia presenting for surgery under general anaesthesia. Over 15 minutes during the maintenance phase of anaesthesia, patients were given iron polymaltose, 500 mg if not anaemic, or 1,000 mg if anaemic. Haemodynamic stability, immediate or delayed iron-related side-effects and efficacy at six weeks were assessed...
May 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486870/long-term-cardiac-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-disease-following-liver-transplantation-a-case-matching-study
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Ramona Nicolau-Raducu, Thomas Marshall, Hamang Patel, Kelly Ural, Joseph Koveleskie, Susan Smith, Donald Ganier, Bryan Evans, Brian Fish, William Daly, Ari J Cohen, George Loss, Amjad Bokhari, Bobby Nossaman
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective study examined the role of aortic valve (AV) disease in patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) to determine the incidence of postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality when compared with a matched control group without AV disease. METHODS: Patients were included in the AV group if diagnosed with aortic stenosis (AS) or aortic regurgitation or had received AV replacement prior to OLT. The AV group (n = 53) was matched to a control group (n = 212) with the following preoperative variables: type of organ transplanted, age, gender, race, body mass index, MELD, redo-transplantation, preoperative renal replacement therapy, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, viral hepatitis, diabetes, and coronary artery disease...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485255/a-system-based-intervention-to-improve-access-to-hyperacute-stroke-care
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Richard H Swartz, Elizabeth Linkewich, Shelley Sharp, Jacqueline Willems, Chris Olynyk, Nicola Tahair, Megan L Cayley, Mark T Bayley
BACKGROUND: Hyperacute stroke is a time-sensitive emergency for which outcomes improve with faster treatment. When stroke systems are accessed via emergency medical services (EMS), patients are routed to hyperacute stroke centres and are treated faster. But over a third of patients with strokes do not come to the hospital by EMS, and may inadvertently arrive at centres that do not provide acute stroke services. We developed and studied the impact of protocols to quickly identify and move "walk-in" patients from non-hyperacute hospitals to regional stroke centres (RSCs)...
May 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483626/type-ii-endoleak-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-natural-history-and-treatment-outcomes
#19
Liana Kumar, Prue Cowled, Margaret Boult, Stuart Howell, Robert Fitridge
OBJECTIVE: The natural history of type II endoleaks and linkage to aneurysm rupture is unclear. Likewise, treatment recommendations are controversial. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence, factors associated with type II endoleaks and outcomes in an Australia cohort of patients who have undergone endovascular AAA repair (EVAR). METHODS: Data from 693 patients who underwent EVAR between 2009 and 2013 at multiple institutions across Australia were studied...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479899/effects-of-vasodilator-and-esmolol-induced-hemodynamic-stability-on-early-post-operative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-patients-a-randomized-trial
#20
Sheng-Hui Sun, Lin Yang, De-Feng Sun, Yue Wu, Jun Han, Ruo-Chuan Liu, Li-Jie Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of continuous intravenous injection of nicardipine and/or nitroglycerin with or without esmolol on the occurrence of early post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in elderly patients. METHODS: Elderly patients (n=340) who underwent radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation were randomized into five groups: A, nicardipine; B nicardipine+esmolol; C, (nitroglycerin) group; D nitroglycerin+esmolol; E (control) groups. The hemodynamic parameters were recorded, and Mini Mental State Examination was used to assess cognitive function...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
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