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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330130/perioperative-electrophysiology-study-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-patients-undergoing-pulmonary-valve-replacement-will-identify-those-at-high-risk-for-subsequent-ventricular-tachycardia
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Amneet Sandhu, Emily Ruckdeschel, William H Sauer, Kathryn K Collins, Joseph Kay, Amber Khanna, James Jaggers, David Campbell, Max Mitchell, Duy T Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VAs) are the most common cause of death in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), but predicting those at risk remains a challenge. Electrophysiological study (EPS) has been proposed to risk stratify TOF patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate a perioperative EPS-guided approach to risk stratify TOF patients undergoing PVR and guide concomitant cryoablation. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of TOF patients undergoing EPS at time of PVR from 2006-present was conducted at 2 centers...
January 9, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285623/right-versus-left-parasternal-electrode-position-in-the-entirely-subcutaneous-icd
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Markus Bettin, Dirk Dechering, Gerrit Frommeyer, Robert Larbig, Andreas Löher, Florian Reinke, Julia Köbe, Lars Eckardt
OBJECTIVES: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD®) has been established as an alternative to conventional transvenous ICD for the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Initial studies have shown safety and efficacy of the system with a left parasternal (LP) electrode. However, several case studies reported a right parasternal (RP) position. The purpose of this study was to analyze shock efficacy and safety of an RP electrode position. METHODS: Between June 2010 and May 2016, 120 S-ICD® were implanted at our institution...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258677/sixteen-year-experience-of-david-and-bentall-procedures-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Bo Yang, Himanshu J Patel, Claire Sorek, Whitney E Hornsby, Xiaoting Wu, Sarah Ward, Marc Thomas, Anisa Driscoll, Victoria A Waidley, Elizabeth L Norton, Donald S Likosky, G Michael Deeb
BACKGROUND: To examine short-term and midterm outcomes after the David and Bentall procedures in patients with an acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2017, patients (n = 135) with acute type A aortic dissection underwent an aortic root replacement with either the David (n = 40) or Bentall (n = 95) procedure. Perioperative outcome, reoperation rate, aortic valve function, and long-term survival were evaluated. RESULTS: The median age of the entire cohort was 56 years...
December 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248881/three-vessel-coronary-artery-aneurysmal-disease-complicated-by-multivessel-thrombosis-and-cardiogenic-shock-the-saving-role-of-intracoronary-thrombolysis
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Luis Pablo Roldan, Chris Rowan, Mark Sheldon, Carlos A Roldan
The benefit of intracoronary thrombolytics in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is not well established. Mainstays of STEMI management include intravenous thrombolytics, percutaneous coronary interventions and surgical revascularisation. However, in cases of STEMI secondary to coronary artery aneurysmal disease (CAAD), standard treatment options may not be suitable due to high thrombus burden, perioperative risk and factors unique to each patient. Thus, STEMI management in CAAD can represent a therapeutically challenging clinical scenario...
December 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233766/use-of-the-perceval-sutureless-valve-in-active-prosthetic-aortic-valve-endocarditis
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Elena Roselló-Díez, Gregorio Cuerpo, Francisco Estévez, C Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Manel Tauron, José J Cuenca, Ángel Pinto, Josep María Padró
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of active prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis presents a challenge for cardiac surgeons because of tissue friability and destruction caused by infection. Sutureless prostheses, such as the Perceval S® (LivaNova, Saluggia, Italy), have emerged as an option among the different surgical approaches for these complicated cases. METHODS: This study presents data from nine patients who underwent aortic valve re-replacement with the Perceval S® due to active prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis, between January 2014 and August 2016...
December 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198533/usefulness-of-routine-transtelephonic-monitoring-for-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-infants
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Jonathan Yaari, Dorota Gruber, Andrew D Blaufox
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize that routine daily transtelephonic monitoring (TTM) transmissions can accurately detect supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in asymptomatic infants and/or assuage parental concerns rather than being used solely to diagnose arrhythmias. STUDY DESIGN: Single center, retrospective chart review of 60 patients with fetal or infant SVT prescribed TTM for at least 30 days, January 2010-September 2016. Patients were excluded if initial SVT was not documented, was perioperative, was atrial flutter/fibrillation, or chaotic atrial tachycardia...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191690/the-extent-of-vascular-resection-is-associated-with-perioperative-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Olga Kantor, Mark S Talamonti, Chi-Hsiung Wang, Kevin K Roggin, David J Bentrem, David J Winchester, Richard A Prinz, Marshall S Baker
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the relation between extent of vascular resection and morbidity following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with vein resection (PDVR). METHODS: Patients undergoing PD for malignancy were identified using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project from 2006 to 2013. Current procedural terminology codes were used to characterize PDVR. RESULTS: 9235 patients underwent PD, 977 (10...
November 27, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185227/cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-the-management-of-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-a-single-center-experience
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Ayman Zaki Azzam, Zyad Adil Alyahya, Ahmed Abbas Al Wusaibie, Tarek Mahmoud Amin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) results from perforated appendiceal tumors. It is usually diagnosed preoperatively by imaging. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), although aggressive long procedure with high complications rate, was considered the optimal treatment. This study is aiming to study the role of CRS and HIPEC in the management of PMP and assess the outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective study which was conducted at King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, a tertiary care hospital during the period from November 2008 to June 2016...
November 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176374/intraoperative-vasoplegia-methylene-blue-to-the-rescue
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Sharon L McCartney, Lorent Duce, Kamrouz Ghadimi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the efficacy, dosing, and safety of methylene blue (MTB) in perioperative vasoplegic syndrome (VS). RECENT FINDINGS: Vasoplegic syndrome is a state of persistent hypotension with elevated cardiac output, low filling pressures, and low systemic vascular resistance (SVR). It occurs in up to 25% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, can last up to 72 h, and is associated with a high mortality rate. MTB has been found to increase SVR and decrease vasopressor requirements in vasoplegic syndrome by inhibiting nitric oxide synthase, thus limiting the generation of nitric oxide, while inhibiting activation of soluble guanylyl cyclase and preventing vasodilation...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166543/transcatheter-or-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-advanced-kidney-disease-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Rajkumar Doshi, Jay Shah, Vaibhav Patel, Varun Jauhar, Perwaiz Meraj
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative for surgically inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. Advanced kidney disease may significantly affect outcomes in patients treated with TAVR and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). HYPOTHESIS: TAVR is associated with better in-hospital outcomes compared with SAVR in patients with advanced kidney disease. METHODS: We identified our sample from the National Inpatient Sample between 2012 and 2014, using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158865/-anesthesiological-aspects-and-complications-of-intracranial-meningiomas-operated-at-the-sylvanus-olympio-university-hospital-center-lom%C3%A3-about-21-cases
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Pilakimwé Egbohou, Tabana Mouzou, Kadanga Beketi, Essossinam Kpelao, Abdel Kader Moumouni, Hamza Doles Sama, Sarakawabalo Assénouwé, Gnimdou Akala-Yoba, Kadjika Tomta
This study aimed to point to both the anesthesiological aspects and the perioperative complications of intracranial meningiomas operated at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center, Lomé. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of patients with intracranial meningiomas undergoing surgery over the period December 2010-December 2015 (5 years) at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center, Lomé. Out of 46 patients operated fo brain tumors, 21 (45.6%) had meningioma. The average age was 49 ±20 years, with a male predominance (52...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157723/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-simple-substudy
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Mate Vamos, Jeff S Healey, Jia Wang, Stuart J Connolly, Philippe Mabo, Lieselot VanErven, Josef Kautzner, Michael Glikson, Jorg Neuzner, Gilles O'Hara, Xavier Vinolas, Frederik Gadler, Stefan H Hohnloser
BACKGROUND: Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are considered to be at high risk for elevated defibrillation thresholds, peri-procedural complications, and failed appropriate shocks. OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of defibrillation testing in HCM patients undergoing ICD implantation. METHODS: Defibrillation thresholds, perioperative complications, and long-term outcomes were compared between patients with HCM, and those with ischemic or dilated cardiomyopathy (ICM/DCM) enrolled in the SIMPLE trial...
November 17, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145832/upper-urinary-tract-stone-disease-in-patients-with-poor-performance-status-active-stone-removal-or-conservative-management
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Shimpei Yamashita, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Yasuo Hirabayashi, Takashi Iguchi, Akinori Iba, Masatoshi Higuchi, Hiroyuki Koike, Takahito Wakamiya, Satoshi Nishizawa, Isao Hara
BACKGROUND: It remains controversial as to whether active stone removal should be performed in patients with poor performance status because of their short life expectancy and perioperative risks. Our objectives were to evaluate treatment outcomes of active stone removal in patients with poor performance status and to compare life prognosis with those managed conservatively. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 74 patients with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 3 or 4 treated for upper urinary tract calculi at our four hospitals between January 2009 and March 2016...
November 16, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126416/adjunctive-use-of-physostigmine-salicylate-anticholium%C3%A2-in-perioperative-sepsis-and-septic-shock-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-monocentric-trial-anticholium%C3%A2-per-se
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Johannes B Zimmermann, Nadine Pinder, Thomas Bruckner, Monika Lehmann, Johann Motsch, Thorsten Brenner, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Stefanie Swoboda, Markus A Weigand, Stefan Hofer
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain a major challenge, even in modern intensive care. In Germany, about 68,000 patients die annually because of septic diseases, characterized by a complex systemic inflammatory response. Causal treatment of the underlying infection is essential for successful management of sepsis, but the course can be positively influenced by supportive and adjuvant measures. The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) represents a new approach to adjunctive therapy of septic diseases and can be pharmacologically activated by the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor physostigmine (Anticholium®)...
November 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120016/the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-daily-clinical-practice
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Tardu Özkartal, Alexander Breitenstein, Ardan M Saguner, Devdas T Inderbitzin, Markus Wilhelm, Stefano Benussi, Francesco Maisano, Thomas F Lüscher, Frank Ruschitzka, Jan Steffel
INTRODUCTION: In Switzerland, the first implantation of a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) took place in November 2012. Up until the end of 2016, a total of 111 S-ICDs have been implanted. The aim of this study was to summarise the experience of a tertiary centre in Switzerland and to discuss the results in the context of international registries. METHODS: All patients in whom an S-ICD was implanted between November 2012 and the end of December 2016 at the University Heart Centre Zurich were included in this study...
November 9, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078892/high-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-malignant-nonfunctional-adrenal-tumors
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Andrea R Marcadis, Gustavo A Rubio, Zahra F Khan, Josefina C Farra, John I Lew
BACKGROUND: Both functional (hormone hypersecreting) and nonfunctional (nonhypersecreting) adrenal tumors can have benign or malignant pathology. This study compares perioperative in-hospital outcomes after adrenalectomy in patients with benign versus malignant nonfunctional primary adrenal tumors. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (2006-2011) to identify patients who underwent unilateral open or laparoscopic adrenalectomy for nonfunctional primary adrenal tumors...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077613/pressure-waveform-analysis
#17
Mathieu Jozwiak, Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
Monitoring cardiac output is of special interest for detecting early hemodynamic impairment and for guiding its treatment. Among the techniques that are available to monitor cardiac output, pressure waveform analysis estimates cardiac output from the shape of the arterial pressure curve. It is based on the general principle that the amplitude of the systolic part of the arterial curve is proportional to cardiac output and arterial compliance. Such an estimation of cardiac output has the advantage of being continuous and in real time...
October 26, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036976/-comparison-of-perioperative-serum-thrombomodulin-levels-in-patients-underwent-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-and-without-cardiogenic-shock
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L Zhang, C Wang, T X Gu, C M Lu, Z W Wang
Objective: To observe the perioperative changes of serum thrombomodulin in patients with and without cardiogenic shock undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Methods: A total of 66 patients with coronary artery disease who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery between June and December 2015 in our hospital were included in this study.The patients were divided into non-cardiogenic shock group (n=51) and shock group (n=15) according to the absence or presence of cardiogenic shock...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028637/hemorrhagic-shock-after-epicardial-pacing-wire-removal-a-case-report
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Paul A Warner, Lindsay L Warner, Alberto Pochettino, Tuhin K Roy
Epicardial pacing wires are routinely used to avoid hemodynamic instability due to perioperative arrhythmias after cardiac surgery. In rare cases, pacing wires themselves can be associated with potentially life-threatening complications. Herein, we present a novel case of hemorrhagic shock and hemoperitoneum after temporary epicardial pacing wire removal.
October 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993363/rare-postoperative-complication-clostridium-perfringens-septic-shock-following-elective-abdominal-surgery
#20
Michael Bath, Mark McKelvie, Khalid Canna
Postoperative infections are one of the most common complications in general surgery, and while rates have reduced with the routine administration of perioperative antibiotics, around 5% of patients undergoing a surgical procedure will develop an infective complication.(1) The Gram-positive, obligate anaerobe, Clostridium perfringens, is a well-known pathogen that forms part of both the environmental and gastrointestinal flora.(2) While more commonly associated with food poisoning, anaerobic cellulitis and traumatic gas gangrene, rare cases of spontaneous non-traumatic gas gangrene of abdominal viscera have also been recorded...
October 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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