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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925651/exercise-stress-testing-indications-and-common-questions
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Kathryn K Garner, William Pomeroy, James J Arnold
Exercise stress testing is a validated diagnostic test for coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients, and is used in the evaluation of patients with known cardiac disease. Testing of asymptomatic patients is generally not indicated. It may be performed in select deconditioned adults before starting a vigorous exercise program, but no studies have compared outcomes from preexercise testing vs. encouraging light exercise with gradual increases in exertion. Preoperative exercise stress testing is helpful for risk stratification in patients undergoing vascular surgery or who have active cardiac symptoms before undergoing nonemergent noncardiac surgery...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885501/outcomes-of-abdominal-surgery-in-patients-with-mechanical-ventricular-assist-devices-a-multi-institutional-study
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Krystle M Leung, Maria X Kiely, Ashlee Kimbrell, Ammar Asban, Rosemary Kelley, Ronald Bleday, Jennifer S Davids, Nelya Melnitchouk
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the outcomes of elective and emergent abdominal operations performed in end-stage heart failure patients supported with ventricular assist devices (VADs). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: With the growing volume of end-stage heart failure patients receiving VADs, an increasing number of these patients require surgery for noncardiac pathology. There is a paucity of studies on the safety of abdominal operations in this population...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857811/biomarker-guided-intervention-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-after-major-surgery-the-prospective-randomized-bigpak-study
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Ivan Göcze, Dominik Jauch, Markus Götz, Pascal Kennedy, Bettina Jung, Florian Zeman, Carsten Gnewuch, Bernhard M Graf, Wolfgang Gnann, Bernhard Banas, Thomas Bein, Hans J Schlitt, Tobias Bergler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of renal biomarker-guided implementation of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) care bundle on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after major noncardiac surgery in a single-center unblinded randomized clinical trial. BACKGROUND: Early optimization of volume status and discontinuation of nephrotoxic medication before the occurrence of AKI may be the crucial step to reduce preventable AKI. METHODS: The urinary biomarker-triggered KDIGO care bundle (early optimization of fluid status, maintenance of perfusion pressure, discontinuation of nephrotoxic agents) was compared to standard intensive care unit (ICU) care in 121 patients with an increased AKI risk after major abdominal surgery that was determined by urinary biomarker (inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 × insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7) >0...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826683/perioperative-management-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-new-generation-drug-eluting-metallic-stents-and-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-undergoing-elective-noncardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Michael Essandoh, Adam A Dalia, Mazen Albaghdadi, Barry George, Nicoleta Stoicea, Muhammad Shabsigh, Sunil V Rao
Dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is considered mandatory after new-generation drug-eluting coronary stent implantation to reduce ischemic complications such as stent thrombosis, but the need for DAPT makes the timing of elective surgery difficult. Interrupting DAPT places patients at risk for stent thrombosis, and surgery in the setting of DAPT may lead to bleeding. The 2016 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline recommends delaying elective noncardiac surgery for a minimum 6-month period to reduce ischemic risks after the implantation of a second-generation metallic drug-eluting stent (DES)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822388/outcomes-following-noncardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices-a-single-center-experience
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Shawna M Kettyle, Nikhil L Chervu, Appajosula Sarada Rao, Salaam Sadi, David Majure, Jack A Sava, Laura S Johnson
the prevalence of ventricular assist devices (VADs) is increasing as advanced cardiac therapies progress. These patients commonly require non-cardiac surgical procedures (NCS), although data are scant regarding the safety, timing, and operations that may safely be performed. We aim to describe our experience with VAD patients undergoing NCS. We retrospectively reviewed records on patients who underwent NCS after VAD implantation between 2013 and 2015 at a single Joint Commission-accredited VAD institution. Data collection included demographics, ischemic cardiomyopathy or nonischemic cardiomyopathy, operative details, and perioperative anticoagulation management and outcomes...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820797/postoperative-renal-dysfunction-after-noncardiac-surgery
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Suvi T Vaara, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The narrative review aims to discuss recent results and important knowledge gaps regarding acute kidney injury (AKI) in postoperative patients undergone major noncardiac surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Postoperative AKI affects approximately one-fifth of patients after major surgery, but the incidence varies according to the type of surgery. Preexisting chronic kidney disease is a major risk factor for postoperative AKI. It carries a substantial risk for postoperative adverse outcomes, as well as long-term mortality and morbidity...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816783/association-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-the-incidence-of-a-composite-of-postoperative-in-hospital-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-in-men-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
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Maged Y Argalious, Jing You, Guangmei Mao, Daniel Ramos, Sandeep Khanna, Kamal Maheshwari, Carlos Trombetta
BACKGROUND: Whether patients on testosterone replacement therapy undergoing noncardiac surgery have an increased risk of postoperative in-hospital mortality and cardiovascular events remains unknown. We therefore sought to identify the impact of testosterone replacement on the incidence of a composite of postoperative in-hospital mortality and cardiovascular events in men undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS: Data from male American Society of Anesthesiologists I through IV patients 40 yr or older who underwent noncardiac surgery between May 2005 and December 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio) main campus were included...
September 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783209/impact-of-pre-operative-cardiology-consultation-prior-to-intermediate-risk-surgical-procedures
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Volkan Dogan, Murat Biteker, Eda Özlek, Bülent Özlek, Özcan Başaran, Birdal Yıldırım, Kadir Kayataş, Oğuzhan Çelik, Marwa Mouline Doğan
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing noncardiac, nonvascular surgery (NCNVS) are at risk of perioperative cardiovascular events. However, benefits of cardiology consultation (CC) in patients with known or suspected cardiac disease undergoing intermediate-risk NCNVS is unknown. METHODS: The study group included 700 consecutive patients referred for CC before intermediate-risk NCNVS in a tertiary-care teaching hospital. The control group included 1200 age-matched and sex-matched consecutive patients proceeded to the intermediate-risk surgery without preoperative CC during the same period...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782123/the-effects-of-storage-of-red-blood-cells-on-the-development-of-postoperative-infections-after-noncardiac-surgery
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Savino Spadaro, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Alberto Fogagnolo, Vito Fontana, Riccardo Ragazzi, Marco Verri, Giorgia Valpiani, Pantaleo Greco, Margherita Bianconi, Maurizio Govoni, Roberto Reverberi, Carlo Alberto Volta
BACKGROUND: Prolonged storage of red blood cells (RBCs) is a potential risk factor for postoperative infections. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of age of RBCs transfused on development of postoperative infection. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In this prospective, double-blind randomized trial, 199 patients undergoing elective noncardiac surgery and requiring RBC transfusion were assigned to receive nonleukoreduced RBCs stored for not more than 14 days ("fresh blood" group, n = 101) or for more than 14 days ("old blood" group, n = 98)...
August 7, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777159/icu-admission-after-surgery-who-benefits
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Sadia Ghaffar, Rupert M Pearse, Michael A Gillies
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Death following surgery remains a major cause of death worldwide, and ICU admission following major surgery is considered a standard of care in many healthcare systems. However, ICU resources are finite and expensive, thus identifying those most likely to benefit is of great importance. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in surgical and perioperative management have moved the focus of postoperative care to preventing complications and reducing duration of hospitalisation...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765254/risk-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-its-association-with-cardiovascular-and-noncardiac-vascular-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-study
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Katelynn M Wilton, Eric L Matteson, Cynthia S Crowson
OBJECTIVE: To define the incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and determine whether OSA diagnosis predicts future cardiovascular disease (CVD) and noncardiac vascular events. METHODS: Medical information pertaining to RA, OSA, CVD, and vascular diagnoses was extracted from a comprehensive medical record system for a geographically defined population of 813 patients previously diagnosed with RA and 813 age- and sex-matched comparator subjects...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764836/aspirin-before-elective-surgery-stop-or-continue
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Lili Plümer, Moritz Seiffert, Mark Andree Punke, Jan Felix Kersten, Stefan Blankenberg, Christian Zöllner, Martin Petzoldt
BACKGROUND: Cessation of long-term aspirin treatment before noncardiac surgery can cause adverse cardiac events in patients at risk, particularly in those with previous percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with stent implantation. The factors influencing the clinical decision to stop aspirin treatment are currently unknown. METHODS: In a single-center, cross-sectional study (retrospective registration: NCT03049566) carried out from February to December 2014, we took a survey among patients scheduled for noncardiac surgery who were under long-term aspirin treatment, and among their treating anesthesiologists using standardized questionnaires on preoperative aspirin use, comorbidities, and risk-benefit assessments...
July 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728711/cardiac-screening-in-the-noncardiac-surgery-patient
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REVIEW
Waseem Chaudhry, Mylan C Cohen
This article will address common cardiac conditions that require evaluation prior to noncardiac surgery, characterization of urgency and the risk associated with surgical procedures, calculation of preoperative risk assessment, indications for diagnostic testing to quantify cardiac risk, and perioperative strategies to minimize the risk of cardiac complications.
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727581/perioperative-gabapentin-does-not-reduce-postoperative-delirium-in-older-surgical-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jacqueline M Leung, Laura P Sands, Ningning Chen, Christopher Ames, Sigurd Berven, Kevin Bozic, Shane Burch, Dean Chou, Kenneth Covinsky, Vedat Deviren, Sakura Kinjo, Joel H Kramer, Michael Ries, Bobby Tay, Thomas Vail, Philip Weinstein, Stacey Chang, Gabriela Meckler, Stacey Newman, Tiffany Tsai, Vanessa Voss, Emily Youngblom
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain and opioid use are associated with postoperative delirium. We designed a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, double-blinded trial to determine whether perioperative administration of gabapentin reduced postoperative delirium after noncardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive placebo (N = 347) or gabapentin 900 mg (N = 350) administered preoperatively and for the first 3 postoperative days...
October 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709664/current-results-of-single-ventricle-palliation-of-patients-with-double-inlet-left-ventricle
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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Kirk Kanter, Subhadra Shashidharan, Brian Kogon
BACKGROUND: Double inlet left ventricle (DILV) is a heterogeneous single ventricle anomaly in which initial presentation, and consequently, timing and palliation mode vary based on morphology and degree of pulmonary or systemic outflow obstruction. Very few reports, mostly old, focused on palliation outcomes of DILV. We report current-era results and examine whether morphologic and subsequently surgical factors influence survival. METHODS: Fifty-eight infants with DILV underwent single ventricle palliation...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694308/association-of-delay-of-urgent-or-emergency-surgery-with-mortality-and-use-of-health-care-resources-a-propensity-score-matched-observational-cohort-study
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Daniel I McIsaac, Karim Abdulla, Homer Yang, Sudhir Sundaresan, Paula Doering, Sandeep Green Vaswani, Kednapa Thavorn, Alan J Forster
BACKGROUND: Delay of surgery for hip fracture is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality, but the effects of surgical delays on mortality and resource use in the context of other emergency surgeries is poorly described. Our objective was to measure the independent association between delay of emergency surgery and in-hospital mortality, length of stay and costs. METHODS: We identified all adult patients who underwent emergency noncardiac surgery between January 2012 and October 2014 at a single tertiary care centre...
July 10, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671407/perioperative-cardiovascular-medication-management-in-noncardiac-surgery-common-questions
#17
Michael A Mikhail, Arya B Mohabbat, Amit K Ghosh
Several medications have been used perioperatively in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in an attempt to improve outcomes. Antiplatelet therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular events should generally be discontinued seven to 10 days before surgery to avoid increasing the risk of bleeding, unless the risk of a major adverse cardiac event exceeds the risk of bleeding. Antiplatelet therapy for secondary prevention should be continued perioperatively, except before procedures with very high bleeding risk, such as intracranial procedures...
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662926/defining-the-burden-scope-and-future-of-vascular-acute-care-surgery
#18
Donald G Harris, Anthony Herrera, Charles B Drucker, Richa Kalsi, Nandakumar Menon, Shahab Toursavadkohi, Jose J Diaz, Robert S Crawford
OBJECTIVE: The paradigm of acute care surgery has revolutionized nonelective general surgery. Similarly, nonelective vascular surgery may benefit from specific management and resource capabilities. To establish the burden and scope of vascular acute care surgery, we analyzed the characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized for vascular surgical procedures in Maryland. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a statewide inpatient database was performed to identify patients undergoing noncardiac vascular procedures in Maryland from 2009 to 2013...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641862/perioperative-beta-blockers-and-statins-for-noncardiac-surgery-patients-with-coronary-stents
#19
Joshua S Richman, Laura A Graham, Aerin DeRussy, Thomas M Maddox, Kamal M F Itani, Mary T Hawn
IMPORTANCE: Recent publications report that perioperative initiation of statin therapy is associated with improved outcomes particularly among patients with increased cardiac risk. However, findings on associations with beta blocker (BB) initiation are mixed. OBJECTIVE: This study examines associations between perioperative statin and BB use in a national sample of patients with cardiac stents. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: VA Medical Centers nationwide...
August 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640783/the-implementation-of-a-preoperative-transthoracic-echocardiography-consult-service-by-anesthesiologists
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Sasha K Shillcutt, Daniel P Walsh, Walker R Thomas, Elizabeth Lyden, Tara R Brakke, Sheila J Ellis, Steven J Lisco, Nicholas W Markin
We describe a preoperative transthoracic echocardiography consult service led by anesthesiologists. The implementation process and the patient cohort are described. Preoperative transthoracic echocardiographic examinations were mostly performed in patients undergoing intermediate- or high-risk noncardiac surgery and in patients with a higher calculated mortality risk. All transthoracic echocardiographic examinations were interpreted by anesthesiologists.
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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