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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432158/risk-score-for-cardiac-surgery-in-active-left-sided-infective-endocarditis
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Carmen Olmos, Isidre Vilacosta, Gilbert Habib, Luis Maroto, Cristina Fernández, Javier López, Cristina Sarriá, Erwan Salaun, Salvatore Di Stefano, Manuel Carnero, Sandrine Hubert, Carlos Ferrera, Gabriela Tirado, Afonso Freitas-Ferraz, Carmen Sáez, Javier Cobiella, Juan Bustamante-Munguira, Cristina Sánchez-Enrique, Pablo Elpidio García-Granja, Cecile Lavoute, Benjamin Obadia, David Vivas, Ángela Gutiérrez, José Alberto San Román
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a calculator to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality in patients with active infective endocarditis (IE) undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Thousand two hundred and ninety-nine consecutive patients with IE were prospectively recruited (1996-2014) and retrospectively analysed. Left-sided patients who underwent cardiac surgery (n=671) form our study population and were randomised into development (n=424) and validation (n=247) samples...
April 21, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431419/creation-and-validation-of-an-automated-algorithm-to-determine-postoperative-ventilator-requirements-after-cardiac-surgery
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Eilon Gabel, Ira S Hofer, Nancy Satou, Tristan Grogan, Richard Shemin, Aman Mahajan, Maxime Cannesson
BACKGROUND: In medical practice today, clinical data registries have become a powerful tool for measuring and driving quality improvement, especially among multicenter projects. Registries face the known problem of trying to create dependable and clear metrics from electronic medical records data, which are typically scattered and often based on unreliable data sources. The Society for Thoracic Surgery (STS) is one such example, and it supports manually collected data by trained clinical staff in an effort to obtain the highest-fidelity data possible...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420371/effect-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-on-the-mechanical-properties-of-the-lungs
#3
Cécile Rotenberg, Marcel Bonay, Mostafa El Hajjam, Sandra Blivet, Alain Beauchet, Pascal Lacombe, Thierry Chinet
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are present in approximately 15-50% individuals with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). They may be isolated but more often are multiple. The goal of this study was to evaluate the influence of PAVMs on lung mechanical properties. METHODS: We reviewed the files of all adult patients (age ≥ 18 years) referred to our Center for evaluation of HHT between 2005 and 2013. The diagnosis of HHT was based on the Curacao criteria and/or the presence of a pathogenic mutation...
April 19, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
#4
Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408203/surgeon-involvement-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-united-states-a-2016-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-survey
#5
Joseph E Bavaria, Richard L Prager, Keith S Naunheim, Mark S Allen, Robert S D Higgins, Vinod H Thourani, Thomas E MacGillivray, Natalie Boden, Joseph F Sabik
BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) surveyed cardiothoracic surgeon participants in its Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) to learn the extent of surgeon involvement in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. METHODS: An electronic survey was delivered to 2,594 surgeons in June 2016. When the survey closed 2 weeks later, 487 completed surveys had been submitted for a response rate of 18.8%. RESULTS: Among the 487 participants in the ACSD who responded to the survey, 410 (84...
April 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403869/debulking-surgery-for-venous-hemangioma-arising-from-the-epicardium-report-of-a-case
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Daichi Shikata, Takahiro Nakagomi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Yukiko Yamada, Masato Nakajima, Toshio Oyama, Taichiro Goto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac hemangiomas are rare benign vascular tumors that can occur in any cardiac layer: endocardium, myocardium, or epicardium. Histologically, cardiac hemangiomas may be classified as capillary, cavernous, or arteriovenous; venous hemangiomas are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old man reported experiencing precordial discomfort. Computed tomography revealed a massive tumor adjacent to the right ventricle. The right coronary artery was found to be located at the center of the tumor...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398932/brachial-arterial-pressure-monitoring-during-cardiac-surgery-rarely-causes-complications
#7
Asha Singh, Bobby Bahadorani, Brett J Wakefield, Natalya Makarova, Priya A Kumar, Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, Daniel I Sessler, Andra E Duncan
BACKGROUND: Brachial arterial catheters better estimate aortic pressure than radial arterial catheters but are used infrequently because complications in a major artery without collateral flow are potentially serious. However, the extent to which brachial artery cannulation promotes complications remains unknown. The authors thus evaluated a large cohort of cardiac surgical patients to estimate the incidence of related serious complications. METHODS: The institutional Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and Perioperative Health Documentation System Registry of the Cleveland Clinic were used to identify patients who had brachial artery cannulation between 2007 and 2015...
April 10, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395387/novel-techniques-and-approaches-to-minimally-invasive-thoracic-surgery
#8
Osita Onugha, Rasheed Ivey, Robert McKenna
Approximately two decades ago, thoracic surgery witnessed the leap from thoracotomy to the first video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Minimally invasive lobectomy and hilar lymphadenectomy is now widely established as a safe and oncological sound technique that is the standard of care for early-stage lung cancer. The move toward less invasive surgery has no doubt driven the innovation of sophisticated instruments and technology to cope with the demanding need of working through a restricted incision...
April 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394840/quality-and-safety-in-health-care-part-xxvii-research-and-future-directions-of-the-adult-cardiac-surgery-database
#9
Jay A Harolds
This article discusses some of the most recent research and future directions of the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In addition to numerous articles on short-term outcomes from cardiac surgery on adults, there are new initiatives of the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database which will allow long-term outcome analysis and better estimation for each patient on the likely value of the procedure to that individual.
April 7, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394839/quality-and-safety-in-health-care-part-xxvi-the-adult-cardiac-surgery-database
#10
Jay A Harolds
The Adult Cardiac Surgery Database of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons has provided highly useful information in quality and safety in general thoracic surgery, including ratings of the surgeons and institutions participating in this type of surgery. The Adult Cardiac Surgery Database information is very helpful for writing guidelines and determining optimal protocols and for many research projects. This article discusses the history and current status of this database.
April 7, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389195/two-long-term-mortality-risk-models-for-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-produced-in-american-populations-validated-in-an-australian-population
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Dr Matthew Kilpin, Dr Arpit Talwar, Dr James Meneguzzi, Dr Lavinia Tran, Professor Christopher Reid, Associate Professor Philip Hayward
BACKGROUND: Short-term mortality prediction models have an important role in current cardiac surgical practice. There has been much less attention paid to prediction of long-term outcomes which are probably an equal marker both of surgeon performance and appropriateness of surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the New York State Cardiac Surgery Reporting System (NYSCSRS) risk model and the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group (NNECDSG) risk model on the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) patient database...
March 15, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387790/impact-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-on-1-year-outcomes-in-the-arterial-revascularization-trial%C3%A2
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Umberto Benedetto, Douglas G Altman, Stephen Gerry, Alastair Gray, Belinda Lees, Marcus Flather, David P Taggart
OBJECTIVES: There is still little evidence to boldport routine dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with P 2 Y 12 antagonists following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The Arterial Revascularization Trial (ART) was designed to compare 10-year survival after bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery grafting. We aimed to get insights into the effect of DAPT (with clopidogrel) following CABG on 1-year outcomes by performing a post hoc ART analysis. METHODS: Among patients enrolled in the ART ( n  = 3102), 609 (21%) and 2308 (79%) were discharged on DAPT or aspirin alone, respectively...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385375/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-composite-score-for-evaluating-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
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BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has developed composite quality measures for cardiac surgical procedures and lobectomy for lung cancer. This study sought to develop a composite measure for esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. METHODS: The STS esophagectomy composite score is derived from two risk-adjusted outcomes: mortality and major complications. General Thoracic Surgery Database data were included from 2012 to 2014, and 95% Bayesian credible intervals were established to determine "star" ratings...
April 3, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369475/national-trends-and-variability-in-blood-utilization-in-paediatric-cardiac-surgery
#14
Mohsen Karimi, Jill M Sullivan, Trudy Lerer, Carla Hronek
OBJECTIVES: Red blood cell transfusion is a common practice in paediatric cardiac surgery. Transfusion of red blood cells has been shown to be associated with an increase in morbidity in paediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. There is a huge variability in the practice of blood utilization within and across different practices. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the current variability and the trends over the past decade in blood usage among children's hospitals performing paediatric cardiac surgery...
March 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362029/perioperative-haemodynamic-optimisation-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-a-position-statement-from-the-cardiac-and-thoracic-anaesthesia-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-part-2
#15
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362028/perioperative-haemodynamic-optimisation-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-a-position-statement-from-the-cardiac-and-thoracic-anaesthesia-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-part-1
#16
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358641/intrapericardial-cystic-hematoma-in-a-dog-treated-by-thoracoscopic-subtotal-pericardectomy
#17
Chi-Ya Chen, Boel A Fransson, Adam M Nylund
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old castrated male mixed-breed dog was evaluated because of a 1-week history of respiratory distress and abdominal distension. Thoracic radiography and echocardiography at that time revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette and pericardial effusion; abdominal radiography and ultrasonography revealed ascites. CLINICAL FINDINGS At the initial referral examination 5 weeks later, the dog weighed 37.5 kg (82.5 lb) and appeared clinically normal. The only abnormality detected was a grade I/VI systolic murmur on the left side of the thorax...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355763/-late-reoperations-after-repaired-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
#18
F H Huang, L P Li, C H Su, W Qin, M Xu, L M Wang, Y S Jiang, Z B Qiu, L Q Xiao, C Zhang, H W Shi, X Chen
Objective: To summarize the experience of reoperations on patients who had late complications related to previous aortic surgery for Stanford type A dissection. Methods: From August 2008 to October 2016, 14 patients (10 male and 4 female patients) who underwent previous cardiac surgery for Stanford type A aortic dissection accepted reoperations on the late complications at Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nanjing Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University. The range of age was from 41 to 76 years, the mean age was (57±12) years...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349037/inpatient-cardiac-rehabilitation-programs-exercise-therapy-for-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-national-korean-questionnaire-survey
#19
Yong Gon Seo, Mi Ja Jang, Won Hah Park, Kyung Pyo Hong, Jidong Sung
Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation (ICR) has been commonly conducted after cardiac surgery in many countries, and has been reported a lots of results. However, until now, there is inadequacy of data on the status of ICR in Korea. This study described the current status of exercise therapy in ICR that is performed after cardiac surgery in Korean hospitals. Questionnaires modified by previous studies were sent to the departments of thoracic surgery of 10 hospitals in Korea. Nine replies (response rate 90%) were received...
February 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348787/staphylococcus-caprae-native-mitral-valve-infective-endocarditis
#20
T'ng Choong Kwok, Jennifer Poyner, Ewan Olson, Peter Henriksen, Oliver Koch
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus caprae is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Here, we report a case involving the native mitral valve in the absence of an implantable cardiac electronic device. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old man presented with a 2 week history of confusion and pyrexia. His past medical history included an open reduction and internal fixation of a humeral fracture 17 years previously, which remained non-united despite further revision 4 years later...
October 2016: JMM Case Reports
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