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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919293/perioperative-statin-therapy-in-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#1
Alessandro Putzu, Bruno Capelli, Alessandro Belletti, Tiziano Cassina, Enrico Ferrari, Michele Gallo, Gabriele Casso, Giovanni Landoni
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest beneficial effects of perioperative statin therapy on postoperative outcome after cardiac surgery. However, recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) show potential detrimental effects. The objective of this systematic review is to examine the association between perioperative statin therapy and clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to 1 November 2016 for RCTs of preoperative statin therapy versus placebo or no treatment in adult cardiac surgery...
December 5, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909643/source-control-and-graft-preservation-using-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-antibiotic-instillation-a-case-report
#2
Victoria Gilbert, Timothy Kelly, Robert Grossi
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is widely used to treat many types of complex wounds, and the advent of the instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d) technique has enhanced this system with the addition of automated treatment with topical solutions. In the field of vascular surgery, NPWT is utilized to help close wounds over underlying grafts; however keeping these wounds free of infection and avoiding large reoperation when infection occurs remains a challenge. In this case report we present a patient who required acute intervention for limb ischemia, with a large wound created in the groin for anastomosis of a prosthetic graft bypass...
October 31, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909484/lyme-arrhythmia-in-an-avid-golfer-a-diagnostic-challenge-and-a-therapeutic-dilemma
#3
Ujjwal Rastogi, Dr Nidhi Kumars
Lyme disease is a multisystem disorder affecting dermatologic, cardiac, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Cardiac manifestations occur in about 5% of Lyme infections and stem from the involvement of the cardiac conduction system, resulting in varying degrees of sino-atrioventricular block. Occasionally, Lyme infection may also present with myopericarditis. Unlike isolated conduction node disease, myocardial involvement presents a great diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for the physician. We report the case of a 68 year-old male cardiologist who presented with new onset exertional dyspnea and palpitations...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906007/what-happens-to-cardiovascular-system-behind-the-undetectable-level-of-hiv-viremia
#4
REVIEW
Gabriella d'Ettorre, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Paolo Pavone, Pietro Vittozzi, Gabriella De Girolamo, Ivan Schietroma, Sara Serafino, Noemi Giustini, Vincenzo Vullo
Despite the combined antiretroviral therapy has improved the length and quality of life of HIV infected patients, the survival of these patients is always decreased compared with the general population. This is the consequence of non-infectious illnesses including cardio vascular diseases. In fact large studies have indicated an increased risk of coronary atherosclerotic disease, myocardial infarction even in HIV patients on cART. In HIV infected patients several factors may contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular problems: life-style, metabolic parameters, genetic predisposition, viral factors, immune activation, chronic inflammation and side effects of antiretroviral therapy...
April 27, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894616/histopathological-lesions-in-encephalon-and-heart-of-mice-infected-with-toxoplasma-gondii-increase-after-lycopodium-clavatum-200dh-treatment
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Andréia Vieira Pereira, Marcelo Biondaro Góis, Katiucha Rebeca Jennifer Lopes Lera, Gislane Janaina Falkowski-Temporini, Paula Fernanda Massini, Ricardo Nascimento Drozino, Denise Lessa Aleixo, Milena Menegazzo Miranda, Paulo da Silva Watanabe, Ivete Conchon-Costa, Idessania Nazareth da Costa, Mário Dos Anjos Neto Filho, Silvana Marques de Araújo, Wander Rogério Pavanelli
In many cases, symptoms of toxoplasmosis are mistaken for the ones of other infectious diseases. Clinical signs are rare in immunocompetent people. However, when they arise, in the acute phase of infection, several organs are affected due to the rapid spread of tachyzoites through the bloodstream. In the present study, the reduction of tachyzoites in peripheral blood of mice of G72 (infected 72h after treatment) and G48 (infected 48h after treatment and treated three more times), when compared with IC (infected and non-treated), suggests protective effect exerted by Lycopodium clavatum...
November 18, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890407/postoperative-tachycardia-clinically-meaningful-or-benign-consequence-of-orthopedic-surgery
#6
Alana E Sigmund, Yixin Fang, Matthew Chin, Harmony R Reynolds, Leora I Horwitz, Ezra Dweck, Eduardo Iturrate
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical significance of tachycardia in the postoperative period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Individuals 18 years or older undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty were included in the study. Two data sets were collected from different time periods: development data set from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and validation data set from December 1, 2012, through September 1, 2014. We used the development data set to identify the optimal definition of tachycardia with the strongest association with the vascular composite outcome (pulmonary embolism and myocardial necrosis and infarction)...
November 24, 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886418/surviving-triple-trouble-synchronous-breast-and-cervical-cancer-hiv-infection-and-myocardial-infarction
#7
Antony G Thottian, Supriya Mallick, Bhanuprasad Venkatesulu, Ranjit Kumar, Kunhiparambath Haresh, Subhash Gupta, Daya Nand Sharma, Pramod Kumar Julka, Goura Kishor Rath
Breast and cervical cancer are the two most common cancers in female. However, owing to the contrasting risk factors, synchronous breast and cervical cancer has very rarely been reported. However, noncommunicable disease like cardiovascular disease and different infections has tended to make situations complicated because of complex interaction. In recent years, such cases are being seen frequently and their management is challenging. We report such a case of synchronous breast and cervical cancer complicated by HIV infection and myocardial infarction...
November 25, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884744/technical-description-of-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-l1-l5-olif25-and-at-l5-s1-olif51-and-evaluation-of-complication-and-fusion-rates
#8
Kamal R M Woods, James B Billys, Richard A Hynes
BACKGROUND: The OLIF procedure is aimed at mitigating some of the challenges seen with traditional ALIF and transpsoas LLIF and allows for interbody fusion at L1-S1. PURPOSE: To describe the OLIF technique and assess the complication and fusion rates. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: 137 patients who underwent the oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) procedure. OUTCOME MEASURES: Adverse events within 6 months of surgery: Infection, symptomatic pseudarthrosis, hardware failure, vascular injury, perioperative blood transfusion, ureteral injury, bowel injury, renal injury, prolonged postoperative ileus (greater than 3 days), incisional hernia, pseudohernia, reoperation, neurological deficits (weakness, numbness, paresthesia), hip flexion pain, retrograde ejaculation, sympathectomy affecting lower extremities, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and cerebrovascular accident...
November 21, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882354/bcl-2-associated-athanogene-3-protects-the-heart-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#9
Feifei Su, Valerie D Myers, Tijana Knezevic, JuFang Wang, Erhe Gao, Muniswamy Madesh, Farzaneh G Tahrir, Manish K Gupta, Jennifer Gordon, Joseph Rabinowitz, Frederick V Ramsey, Douglas G Tilley, Kamel Khalili, Joseph Y Cheung, Arthur M Feldman
Bcl-2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) is an evolutionarily conserved protein expressed at high levels in the heart and the vasculature and in many cancers. While altered BAG3 expression has been associated with cardiac dysfunction, its role in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is unknown. To test the hypothesis that BAG3 protects the heart from reperfusion injury, in vivo cardiac function was measured in hearts infected with either recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 9-expressing (rAAV9-expressing) BAG3 or GFP and subjected to I/R...
November 17, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882121/stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-following-infection-of-the-upper-respiratory-tract-in-an-elderly-female-patient-a-case-report
#10
Huaiyu Ding, Rongchong Huang, Xiaoli Shi, Baolin Wu
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SIC), also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), is a relatively newly-described condition, which has been increasingly reported in the literature. It is characterized by acute onset of symptoms and electrocardiogram changes mimicking myocardial infarction, with transient but completely reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. SIC commonly occurs following physical or emotional stress. The present study discusses the case of a 68-year-old female patient who had suffered from infection of the upper respiratory tract for 10 days before admission to the hospital with symptoms of chest stuffiness and dyspnea that persisted for 2 days...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871010/diagnostic-challenges-in-a-patient-with-myocardial-tuberculoma-a-case-report
#11
Olof Säll, Soon-Ok Cha, Hans Holmberg
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis can affect any organ of the body, including the heart. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 18-year old woman presented with a multifocal tuberculosis infection involving abdominal lymph nodes, a sternotomy wound, an abscess of the abdominal wall and most notably a myocardial tuberculoma. Establishing the diagnosis of the myocardial tuberculoma was challenging mainly due to the location within the heart. Initially a diagnostic percutaneous femoral vascular catheter guided biopsy of the right atrial mass was performed, but later open surgery involving median sternotomy was needed...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869439/immunology-update-long-term-care-of-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#12
S Paul Starr
Nearly 31,000 US patients received solid organ transplants in 2015 and the number is increasing. Care of transplant recipients includes management of a variety of common posttransplantation issues. Skin cancers are common because of immunosuppression and require skin examinations at intervals. Patients should be educated about the need to report new skin lesions. The rates of other cancers also are increased, including cancers of the head and neck, lung, esophagus, cervix, and urinary tract. Osteoporosis is common in transplant recipients; monitoring and early therapy are important...
November 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865662/sex-differences-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-is-it-only-the-age
#13
María Jesús Valero-Masa, Jesús Velásquez-Rodríguez, Felipe Diez-Delhoyo, Carolina Devesa, Miriam Juárez, Iago Sousa-Casasnovas, Rocío Angulo-Llanos, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Manuel Martínez-Sellés
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that, after an acute myocardial infarction, women have worse prognosis than males. However, it is not clear if female sex is an independent predictor of mortality risk. Our aim was to analyse sex influence on the prognosis of these patients. METHODS: Retrospective registry of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) from January 2010 to April 2015. RESULTS: From 1111 patients, 258 (23...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861446/preoperative-renal-insufficiency-underreporting-and-association-with-readmission-and-major-postoperative-morbidity-in-an-academic-medical-center
#14
Jeanna D Blitz, Marny H Shoham, Yixin Fang, Venod Narine, Neeraj Mehta, Beamy S Sharma, Paul Shekane, Samir Kendale
BACKGROUND: Making a formal diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the preoperative setting may be challenging because of lack of longitudinal data. We explored the predictive value of a single reduced preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) value on adverse patient outcomes in the first 30 days after elective surgery. We compared the rate of major postoperative adverse events, including 30-day readmission rate, hospital length of stay, infection, acute kidney injury (AKI), and myocardial infarction across patients with declining preoperative eGFR values...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861432/the-association-between-preoperative-hemoglobin-a1c-and-postoperative-glycemic-variability-on-30-day-major-adverse-outcomes-following-isolated-cardiac-valvular-surgery
#15
Amit Bardia, Kamal Khabbaz, Ariel Mueller, Priyam Mathur, Victor Novack, Daniel Talmor, Balachundhar Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and postoperative glycemic variability predict major adverse events (MAEs) after coronary artery bypass grafting in a protocolized glycemic control setting. However, the influence of preoperative HbA1c and postoperative glycemic variability in isolated cardiac valvular surgery is unknown. In this study, we sought to establish (a) whether preoperative HbA1c could identify patients at increased risk of MAEs and (b) whether postoperative glycemic variability was associated with MAEs after isolated cardiac valvular surgery...
November 17, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855470/14-year-results-of-bilateral-versus-single-internal-thoracic-artery-grafts-for-left-sided-myocardial-revascularization-in-young-diabetic-patients
#16
Brigitte Gansera, Alem Delalic, Edgar Eszlari, Walter Eichinger
Objectives Despite encouraging late outcomes, the use of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting for myocardial revascularization in diabetic patients remains controversial because of an increased risk of sternal wound complications. In the present study, early- and long-term outcomes of the use of left-sided BITA versus single internal thoracic artery (SITA) grafting in young (< 65 years of age) diabetic patients were reviewed retrospectively. Methods A total of 250 propensity score pair-matched diabetic patients, operated on between February 2000 and December 2011, receiving either BITA (n = 125) or SITA (n = 125) grafting were analyzed retrospectively...
November 17, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855053/-effect-of-immune-therapy-in-the-prognosis-of-viral-myocarditis-in-pediatric-patients
#17
Horacio Márquez-González, Diana López-Gallegos, Alicia María Dolores González-Espinosa, Jonathan Omar Zamudio-López, Lucelli Yáñez-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Myocarditis is the inflammation of the myocardial tissue, primarily caused by viral infection. Dilated cardiomyopathy (MD) is the most serious complication. Immunomodulatory therapy is not validated in these patients; however, it appears to offer benefits in the prognosis of this disease. The aim of this work was to determine the prognosis of immunomodulatory therapy in the development of MD in pediatric patients with viral myocarditis effect. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients between 4 and 17 years diagnosed with viral myocarditis was integrated...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853659/incidence-predictors-and-postoperative-complications-of-blood-transfusion-in-thoracic-and-lumbar-fusion-surgery-an-analysis-of-13-695-patients-from-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database
#18
Ahmed Aoude, Anas Nooh, Maryse Fortin, Sultan Aldebeyan, Peter Jarzem, Jean Ouellet, Michael H Weber
Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Objective To identify predictive factors for blood transfusion and associated complications in lumbar and thoracic fusion surgeries. Methods The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was used to identify patients who underwent lumbar or thoracic fusion from 2010 to 2013. Multivariate analysis was used to determine predictive factors and postoperative complications associated with transfusion. Results Out of 13,695 patients, 13,170 had lumbar fusion and 525 had thoracic fusion...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837465/empagliflozin-role-in-treatment-options-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
REVIEW
John E Anderson, Eugene E Wright, Charles F Shaefer
Empagliflozin is an oral treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), one of the leading causes of death in the US and around the world. Recently, the EMPA-REG OUTCOME study has shown that empagliflozin added to standard of care treatment reduced the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with T2DM who were also at increased CV risk. The risk of major adverse CV events (MACE: first occurrence of CV death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, or non-fatal stroke) was reduced by 14% relative to placebo (HR 0...
November 11, 2016: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832202/helicobacter-pylori-seropositivity-in-patients-with-interleukin-1-polymorphisms-is-significantly-associated-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#20
Noriaki Tabata, Daisuke Sueta, Tomonori Akasaka, Yuichiro Arima, Kenji Sakamoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Megumi Yamamuro, Kenichi Tsujita, Sunao Kojima, Koichi Kaikita, Kazunori Morita, Kentaro Oniki, Junji Saruwatari, Kazuko Nakagawa, Seiji Hokimoto
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection and interleukin-1 polymorphisms are associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. We examined the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori seropositivity and interleukin-1 polymorphisms between ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome patients. METHODS: We recruited consecutive acute coronary syndrome patients, and 101 non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome patients and 103 ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients were enrolled...
2016: PloS One
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