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Martin Schweiger, Oliver Miera, Theo M M H de By, Michael Hübler, Felix Berger, Mustafa Özbaran, Antonio Loforte, Burkhardt Seifert, Gaetano Gargiulo, Jan Gummert, Paul Mohacsi
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about cerebral strokes in paediatric patients supported by intracorporeal continuous-flow ventricular assist devices. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated patients younger than 19 years of age who were treated with an intracorporeal continuous-flow ventricular assist device in the European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS) database. The patients were stratified by body surface area in Group 1 [<1...
September 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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
Christina Magnussen, Alexander M Bernhardt, Francisco M Ojeda, Florian M Wagner, Jan Gummert, Theo M M H de By, Thomas Krabatsch, Paul Mohacsi, Meike Rybczynski, Dorit Knappe, Bjoern Sill, Tobias Deuse, Stefan Blankenberg, Renate B Schnabel, Hermann Reichenspurner
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing use of ventricular assist devices (VADs), gender differences in indications, hemodynamics, and outcome are not well understood. We examined gender differences and gender-specific predictors for perioperative outcome in patients on ventricular support. METHODS: Multicenter data of 966 patients (median age 55 years, 151 women) from the European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS) were analyzed. Median follow-up was 1...
January 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
David C Reineke, Paul J Mohacsi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Progress of ventricular assist devices (VAD) technology led to improved survival and apparently low morbidity. However, from the European perspective, updated analysis of EUROMACS reveals a somewhat less impressive picture with respect to mortality and morbidity. RECENT FINDINGS: We describe the great demand of cardiac allografts versus the lack of donors, which is larger in Europe than in the United States. Technical progress of VADs made it possible to work out a modern algorithm of bridge-to-transplant, which is tailored to the need of the particular patient...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Katarzyna Zuk, Brigitta Gahl, Martina Susac, Juliane Vierecke, Theo M M H de By, Stephan Windecker, Lars Englberger, Thierry Carrel, Roland Hetzer, Jan Gummert, Paul Mohacsi
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) is an established therapy for end-stage heart failure. The EUROMACS registry was created to promote research in patients with MCS and became a committee of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) in 2014. Since 1 January 2011, increasing numbers of European centres implanting durable MCS have reported their patient data to EUROMACS. The aim of this study is to compare, as an example of internal quality control, data from a single centre (Bern) with those from the EUROMACS database with respect to mortality rates and preoperative patient characteristics and to describe complications in Bern...
January 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Richard Godfrey, Ros Quinlivan
Skeletal muscle disorders of glycogenolysis and glycolysis account for most of the conditions collectively termed glycogen storage diseases (GSDs). These disorders are rare (incidence 1 in 20,000-43,000 live births), and are caused by autosomal or X-linked recessive mutations that result in a specific enzyme deficiency, leading to the inability to utilize muscle glycogen as an energy substrate. McArdle disease (GSD V) is the most common of these disorders, and is caused by mutations in the gene encoding muscle glycogen phosphorylase...
July 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
Ros Quinlivan, Alejandro Lucia, Renata S Scalco, Alfredo Santalla, Jatin Pattni, Richard Godfrey, Ramon Marti
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September 2015: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Theo M M H de By, Paul Mohacsi, Jan Gummert, Hasan Bushnaq, Thomas Krabatsch, Finn Gustafsson, Pascal Leprince, Luigi Martinelli, Bart Meyns, Michiel Morshuis, Ivan Netuka, Evgenij Potapov, Armin Zittermann, Eva Maria Delmo Walter, Roland Hetzer
The European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS) was founded on 10 December 2009 with the initiative of Roland Hetzer (Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany) and Jan Gummert (Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany) with 15 other founding international members. It aims to promote scientific research to improve care of end-stage heart failure patients with ventricular assist device or a total artificial heart as long-term mechanical circulatory support...
May 2015: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Alexander M Bernhardt, Theo M M H De By, Hermann Reichenspurner, Tobias Deuse
OBJECTIVES: Isolated right ventricular (RV) dysfunction with preserved left ventricular function is difficult to treat and associated with high mortality. Temporary devices for right ventricular support [right ventricular assist device (RVAD)] are available and have been used for short-term right heart assistance. In some patients, RV function does not recover and long-term devices are needed. Recently, isolated RVAD implantation with a permanent HeartWare HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) device has been reported in patients with acute RV infarction and chronic graft failure...
July 2015: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
F Bolumar, M Rebagliato, I Hernandez-Aguado, C D Florey
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate possible changes in smoking and drinking habits during pregnancy and to elucidate the sociodemographic factors associated with these changes in Spanish women. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: A total of 1004 pregnant women of between 12 and 18 weeks of gestation who were attending the antenatal clinic of the main regional hospital of Valencia (Spain) during 1989 were studied. All participants completed the study and only one eligible woman refused to participate when approached...
February 1994: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
F Bolumar, L Ferrer, M Rebagliato, S Pérez-Hoyos, A Pérez Aytés, J Monleón
BACKGROUND: There is currently no doubt concerning the detrimental effects of the intake of high doses of alcohol during pregnancy. Nonetheless, there has been some controversy regarding the effects of intake of low or moderate quantities of alcohol. The aim of the present study, carried out within the framework of a more extensive European study (EUROMAC), was to specifically analyze the relation between moderate intake of alcohol in pregnant women and the weight of the newborns. METHODS: A prospective cohort study including 1,005 women who attended prenatal consultation in the Hospital La Fe of Valencia between 12 and 18 weeks of pregnancy during 1989 was performed...
May 28, 1994: Medicina Clínica
J Olsen
The aim of this study was to estimate the association between moderate alcohol consumption in pregnancy and child development to the age of 3.5 years. Furthermore, the aim was to compare development indices at 18 and 42 months of age. This study is an extension of the Danish participation in the EuroMac study. In a two-stage sampling, pregnant women in a well-defined region (Odense, Denmark) were recruited to a follow-up study according to their reported drinking habits in the first trimester of pregnancy. All among 2880 pregnant women who reported an alcohol consumption early in pregnancy (12th week of gestation) of at least 5 drinks/week were ascertained (164 women)...
October 1994: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
J Olsen
It is well known that very low birth weight and preterm birth are risk indicators for delayed child development. It is the purpose of this study to estimate the association between birth weight, placenta weight, and gestational age in consecutive pregnancies which survived till after 28th week of gestation. The association between fecundity and child development is also studied. Data stem from pregnant women in a well defined regional area in Denmark (Odense) who participated in a concerted action on moderate alcohol consumption in pregnancy (EuroMac)...
September 1994: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine
G J Parry, S A Ogston
Children seen in the first part of the study in Berlin, Dundee and Odense were followed up at age 18 months and tested using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. Five scores were recorded: the Mental Development Index (MDI), the Psychomotor Development Index (PDI) and scores for responsiveness, attention span and activity. The data were analysed for the centres combined and separately, allowing for confounding variables as in the previous chapter. In none of the comparisons was the mean score found to be significantly less in the children of drinkers than in those of abstainers...
1992: International Journal of Epidemiology
S A Ogston, G J Parry
Analyses were made of the relation between maternal alcohol consumption before and in early pregnancy and five infant outcome variables: birthweight, crown-heel length, occipitofrontal circumference and the Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes. The data were analysed for all centres combined and separately. From tabulation of the mean values of the outcome variables by alcohol consumption, it appeared that a poorer outcome was related to consumption of 120 g/week absolute alcohol or more. Multiple regression analysis was used to allow for possible confounding by the child's gestational age at birth and sex, the mother's age, parity and smoking habit, and survey centre...
1992: International Journal of Epidemiology
C D Florey
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1992: International Journal of Epidemiology
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1992: International Journal of Epidemiology
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