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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918203/short-term-effects-of-preoperative-beta-blocker-use-for-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Liangshan Wang, Hong Wang, Xiaotong Hou
OBJECTIVE: The use of preoperative beta-blockers has been used as a quality standard for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the benefits of beta-blockers use before CABG remain controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the short-term effects of preoperative beta-blocker use for patients undergoing isolated CABG. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for English articles published from inception to August 16, 2016...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916408/robot-assisted-kidney-transplantation-the-european-experience
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Luis Gausa, Volkan Tuğcu, Antonio Alcaraz, Mireia Musquera, Karel Decaestecker, Liesbeth Desender, Michael Stockle, Martin Janssen, Paolo Fornara, Nasreldin Mohammed, Giampaolo Siena, Sergio Serni, Luis Guirado, Carma Facundo, Nicolas Doumerc
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) has recently been introduced to reduce the morbidity of open kidney transplantation (KT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perioperative and early postoperative RAKT outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This was a multicenter prospective observational study of 120 patients who underwent RAKT, predominantly with a living donor kidney, in eight European institutions between July 2015 and May 2017, with minimum follow-up of 1 mo...
September 12, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914827/-endovascular-surgery-for-critical-ischemia-of-lower-extremities-with-suppurative-necrotic-lesion-of-the-feet
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K V Lipatov, S V Permyakov, A G Asatryan, A V Borodin, V K Gostishchev
AIM: To improve treatment of patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities via endovascular angioplasty combined with surgical methods for suppurative-necrotic lesions of the feet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 51 patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities underwent endovascular interventions (balloon angioplasty, stenting). A total of 23 stents were deployed in 16 patients including 12 stents in superficial and common femoral arteries, 5 in popliteal artery, 6 in iliac artery...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912916/acute-liver-failure-in-a-patient-travelling-from-asia-the-other-face-of-the-coin-of-infectious-disease
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Balen Abdulrahman, Mohamed H Ahmed, John Ramage
We present a case of a 63-year-old male who had travelled from South India to United Kingdom (UK) visiting relatives. He had developed episodes of diarrhea, vomiting and fevers while travelling and on assessment in hospital, mild abdominal distension was noted with rapid deterioration to hypovolemic shock. Initial blood test showed a low platelet count with deranged liver function tests (LFTs). It was noted that during admission to intensive care unit (ICU), blood continued to ooze from a previous surgical laparoscopy wound, central and arterial line access sites...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910471/evaluation-of-xstat%C3%A2-and-quickclot%C3%A2-combat-gauze%C3%A2-in-a-swine-model-of-lethal-junctional-hemorrhage-in-coagulopathic-swine
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Jennifer M Cox, Jason M Rall
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is associated with most potentially survivable deaths on the battlefield. Effective and field-tested products are lacking to treat junctional and noncompressible injuries. XSTAT® is a newly developed, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved product designed to treat junctional hemorrhage. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care has recently approved the product for use as part of its treatment guidelines, but data are lacking to assess its efficacy in different wounding patterns and physiologic states...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906529/the-effect-of-iloprost-and-sildenafil-alone-and-in-combination-on-myocardial-ischaemia-and-nitric-oxide-and-irisin-levels
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Suna Aydin, Tuncay Kuloglu, Suleyman Aydin, Meltem Yardim, Davut Azboy, Zeki Temizturk, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Mehmet Nesimi Eren
AIM: Insufficient oxygen supply to organs and tissues due to reduced arterial or venous blood flow results in ischaemia, during which, although ATP production stops, AMP and adenosine continue to be produced from ATP. The fate of irisin, which causes the production of heat instead of ATP during ischaemia, is unknown. Iloprost and sildenafil are two pharmaceutical agents that mediate the resumption of reperfusion (blood supply) via vasodilatation during ischaemic conditions. Our study aimed to explore the effects of iloprost and sildenafil on irisin levels in the heart, liver and kidney tissues and whether these pharmaceutical agents had any impact on serum irisin and nitric oxide levels in rats with induced experimental myocardial ischaemia...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893707/endovascular-aorto-iliac-revascularization-in-a-patient-with-spinal-cord-injury-and-hip-contracture
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Naixin Kang, Stefan Kenel-Pierre, Hilene DeAmorim, John Karwowski, Arash Bornak
Treatment of chronic peripheral ischemic wounds in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) can be technically challenging, especially if they have significant hip contracture. This paper describes the endovascular aorto-iliac revascularization of a paraplegic patient with hip contracture and a hostile abdomen. It also reviews the particularity of the peripheral arterial system in SCI patients.
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890068/is-the-endovascular-treatment-of-mild-iliac-stenoses-worthwhile-to-improve-wound-healing-in-patients-undergoing-femoro-tibial-bypass
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Paolo Sapienza, Luigi Venturini, Raffaele Grande, Valerio Scarano Catanzaro, Sergio Gazzanelli, Antonio V Sterpetti, Elvira Tartaglia
OBJECTIVE: After an infrapopliteal reconstruction, minor amputations are frequently required, but even in the case of successful revascularization, wound healing is a major concern. We studied the role of iliac artery inflow correction in patients undergoing infrapopliteal vein grafts to improve the heal of midfoot amputation. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients affected with Rutherford Grade III Category 5 PAD, who underwent successful simultaneous iliac endovascular procedure, infrapopliteal reversed vein bypass graft, and minor amputation, were enrolled in this retrospective study...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890060/transverse-versus-longitudinal-incisions-for-femoral-artery-exposure-in-treating-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease
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Punam P Parikh, Gustavo A Rubio, Kunal Patel, Kapil Gupta, Keith Jones, Jorge Rey, Handel Robinson
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates differences in wound complication rate when transverse versus longitudinal incision is utilized to expose femoral vessels in managing patients with peripheral vascular disease. METHODS: A retrospective review from 2013-2015 was conducted of 150 patients undergoing 156 lower extremity revascularizations with femoral artery exposure through a groin incision. Patients were stratified into two groups, transverse versus longitudinal groin incision...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887264/toe-pressures-are-superior-to-duplex-parameters-in-predicting-wound-healing-following-toe-and-foot-amputations
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Patrick A Stone, Alexis Glomski, Stephanie N Thompson, Elliott Adams
BACKGROUND: No criteria, including pre-amputation vascular diagnostic thresholds, have been established to reliably predict healing versus non-healing following minor lower extremity amputations. Thus, the goal of our study was to identify clinical factors, including non-invasive vascular laboratory measures, associated with wound healing following toe, forefoot, and midfoot amputations. METHODS: We retrospectively examined records of patients receiving elective toe, forefoot, or midfoot amputation at our institution over a 5-year span (2010-2015)...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885652/vascularised-and-modified-lower-leg-rotationplasty-for-the-treatment-of-severe-infection-and-bone-loss-of-the-proximal-femur-a-case-report
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Sebastian Fischer, Christoph Hirche, Volkmar G Heppert, Paul A Grützner, Ulrich Kneser, Thomas Kremer
CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a reconstructive case in a paraplegic patient, who suffers from a severe proximal femur infection. Aiming at the preservation of the capacity to remain in a seated position to operate a wheelchair, lower leg rotationplasty was considered suitable for reconstruction. Due to severe infection and subclinical femoral artery stenosis, rotationplasty was supercharged by the inferior epigastric artery. Furthermore, extensor tendons of the foot were attached to the acetabulum to facilitate stability of the neo-hip joint...
September 2, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876670/foley-catheter-balloon-tamponade-fcbt-for-penetrating-neck-injuries-pni-at-groote-schuur-hospital-an-update
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M F Scriba, P H Navsaria, A J Nicol, S Edu, A Al-Sayari
BACKGROUND: A previous study from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) highlighted the success of FCBT (PNI). METHOD: The records of all patients with PNI requiring FCBT for a neck injury presenting to GSH within an 11-month study period were reviewed. Prospectively captured data on the Electronic Trauma Health Record Application (eTHRApp), was retrospectively analysed. Analysed data included demographics, clinical signs on admission, imaging, management and major outcomes...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870716/endovascular-baroreflex-amplification-for-resistant-hypertension-a-safety-and-proof-of-principle-clinical-study
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Wilko Spiering, Bryan Williams, Jan Van der Heyden, Monique van Kleef, Rob Lo, Jorie Versmissen, Adriaan Moelker, Abraham Kroon, Hannes Reuter, Gary Ansel, Gregg W Stone, Mark Bates
BACKGROUND: Carotid baroreflex activation lowers blood pressure and might have potential application for the treatment of resistant hypertension. We did a proof-of-principle trial with a novel endovascular baroreceptor amplification device, MobiusHD (Vascular Dynamics, Mountain View, CA, USA), in patients with resistant hypertension. METHODS: CALM-FIM_EUR was a prospective, first-in-human, open-label study done at six European centres. Eligible patients were adults with resistant hypertension (office systolic blood pressure ≥160 mm Hg despite taking at least three antihypertensive agents, including a diuretic)...
September 1, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865981/randomized-clinical-trial-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-high-risk-groin-wounds-in-lower-extremity-revascularization
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Kevin Lee, Patrick B Murphy, Matthew V Ingves, Audra Duncan, Guy DeRose, Luc Dubois, Thomas L Forbes, Adam Power
OBJECTIVE: The surgical site infection (SSI) rate in vascular surgery after groin incision for lower extremity revascularization can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This trial was designed to study the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on SSI in closed groin wounds after lower extremity revascularization in patients at high risk for SSI. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, controlled trial was performed at an academic tertiary medical center...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865979/comparison-of-30-day-readmission-rates-and-risk-factors-between-carotid-artery-stenting-and-endarterectomy
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Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Satinderjit Locham, Besma Nejim, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the rates, reasons, and risk factors of 30-day readmission, both planned and unplanned, after carotid revascularization as well as to evaluate major outcomes associated with those readmissions. METHODS: Using the Premier Healthcare database, we retrospectively identified patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) between 2009 and 2015. The primary outcome was 30-day all-cause readmission...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862980/management-of-chronic-wounds-diagnosis-preparation-treatment-and-follow-up
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Subhas Gupta, Charles Andersen, Joyce Black, Jean de Leon, Caroline Fife, John C Lantis Ii, Jeffrey Niezgoda, Robert Snyder, Bauer Sumpio, William Tettelbach, Terry Treadwell, Dot Weir, Ronald P Silverman
Management of chronic wounds remains challenging in terms of prevalence and complexity. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the science of wound healing during the past decade, sparking volumes of publications and the development of hundreds of dressing and therapy options. There is a need for a simpli ed overview of evidence-based criteria to assist in the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of chronic wounds in all care settings. An expert panel of 11 wound healing specialists experienced in various care settings convened to discuss best practices and recommended guidelines for managing major chronic wound types...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862538/postoperative-continuous-catheter-infused-local-anesthetic-reduces-pain-scores-and-narcotic-use-after-lower-extremity-revascularization
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William Shutze, William P Shutze, Purvi Prajapati, Gerald Ogola, Jordan Schauer, Emily Biller, Nicholas Douville, Ryan A Shutze
Objective Postoperative pain following lower extremity revascularization procedures is traditionally controlled with narcotic administration. However, this may not adequately control the pain and puts the patient at risk for complications from opiate use. Here we report an alternative strategy for pain management using a continuous catheter-infused local anesthetic into the operative limb. Design Retrospective case-control study. Methods Patients undergoing lower extremity revascularization procedures using continuous catheter-infused local anesthetic were compared to similar patients undergoing similar procedures during the same time period who did not receive continuous catheter-infused local anesthetic...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862056/the-use-of-engineered-bilayered-skin-myderm-tm-in-the-management-of-massive-skin-defect-in-grade-iii-gustilo-anderson-open-fracture
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Nor Hazla Mohamed Haflah, Min Hwei Ng, Mohd Heikal Mohd Yunus, Amaramalar Selvee Naicker, Ohnmar Htwe, Muhammad Fahmi, Mohamad Fikeri Ishak, Wan Tai Seet, Khairul Anuar Khairoji, Manira Maarof, Kien Hui Chua, Sharen Aini Shamsuddin, Ruszymah Idrus
Open fracture Gustilo-Anderson grade IIIC is associated with higher risk of infection and problems with soft tissue coverage. Various methods have been used for soft tissue coverage in open fractures with large skin defect. We report a case of a patient who had grade IIIC open fracture of the tibia with posterior tibial artery injury. The patient underwent external fixation and reduction. Because of potential compartment syndrome after vascular repair, fasciotomy of the posterior compartment was performed. This wound, however, became infected and because of further debridement, gave rise to a large skin defect...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856324/decalcification-of-a-heavily-calcified-common-femoral-artery-and-its-bifurcation-with-a-cavitron-ultrasonic-surgical-aspirator
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S Maeda, T Nakamura
INTRODUCTION: Surgical endarterectomy is the preferred method for treating occlusive disease of the common femoral artery (CFA). However, endarterectomy is not always straightforward in cases with heavily calcified plaque. To overcome this limitation, a new method for decalcification, which utilizes a Cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA) has been developed. REPORT: The method involves full exposure of the calcified lesion. Following an arteriotomy, protruding calcification is removed using the CUSA, taking care to avoid vessel perforation...
2017: EJVES Short Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855778/older-age-comorbid-illnesses-and-injury-severity-affect-immediate-outcome-in-elderly-trauma-patients
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Dvora Kirshenbom, Zila Ben-Zaken, Nehama Albilya, Eva Niyibizi, Miklosh Bala
INTRODUCTION: Trauma in elderly population is frequent and is associated with significant mortality, not only due to age but also due to complicated factors such as the severity of injury, preexisting comorbidity, and incomplete general assessment. Our primary aim was to determine whether age, Injury Severity Score (ISS), and preexisting comorbidities had an adverse effect on the outcome in patients aged 65 years and above following blunt trauma. METHODS: We included 1027 patients aged ≥65 years who were admitted to our Level I Trauma Center following blunt trauma...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
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