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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214035/transesophageal-echocardiography-in-swine-establishment-of-a-baseline
#1
Katharina Huenges, Saskia Pokorny, Rouven Berndt, Jochen Cremer, Georg Lutter
The porcine model is a commonly used animal model in cardiovascular research. Along with new innovative operative techniques, choice of the optimal imaging technique is crucial. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a reliable imaging tool is highly important in a large number of experimental evaluations. But so far, TEE data for swine are limited, and few standard values have been established for the porcine model. The experience and baseline results for TEE in 45 swine are presented in this study. A full TEE examination was conducted in 45 German landrace or German large white swine, with an average body weight of 49 ± 3 kg, before experimental off-pump mitral valved stent implantation...
February 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213945/optimization-of-initial-propofol-bolus-dose-for-eeg-narcotrend-index-guided-transition-from-sevoflurane-induction-to-intravenous-anesthesia-in-children
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Nils Dennhardt, Dietmar Boethig, Christiane Beck, Sebastian Heiderich, Martin Boehne, Andreas Leffler, Barbara Schultz, Robert Sümpelmann
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane induction followed by intravenous anesthesia is a widely used technique to combine the benefits of an easier and less traumatic venipuncture after sevoflurane inhalation with a recovery with less agitation, nausea, and vomiting after total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA). Combination of two different anesthetics may lead to unwanted burst suppression in the electroencephalogram (EEG) during the transition phase. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective clinical observational study was to identify the optimal initial propofol bolus dose for a smooth transition from sevoflurane induction to TIVA using the EEG Narcotrend Index (NI)...
February 18, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213377/interventional-treatment-of-pulmonary-embolism
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David M Dudzinski, Jay Giri, Kenneth Rosenfield
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious and prevalent cause of vascular disease. Nevertheless, optimal treatment for many phenotypes of PE remains uncertain. Treating PE requires appropriate risk stratification as a first step. For the highest-risk PE, presenting as shock or arrest, emergent systemic thrombolysis or embolectomy is reasonable, while for low-risk PE, anticoagulation alone is often chosen. Normotensive patients with PE but with indicia of right heart dysfunction (by biomarkers or imaging) constitute an intermediate-risk group for whom there is controversy on therapeutic strategy...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211140/anesthesia-for-fetal-surgery
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REVIEW
Monica A Hoagland, Debnath Chatterjee
Fetal therapy is an exciting and growing field of medicine. Advances in prenatal imaging and continued innovations in surgical and anesthetic techniques have resulted in a wide range of fetal interventions including minimally invasive, open mid-gestation, and ex-utero intrapartum treatment procedures. The potential for maternal morbidity is significant and must be carefully weighed against claimed benefits to the fetus. Appropriate patient selection is critical, and a multidisciplinary team-based approach is strongly recommended...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203490/pulsatile-tinnitus-differential-diagnosis-and-radiological-work-up
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REVIEW
Sjoert A H Pegge, Stefan C A Steens, Henricus P M Kunst, Frederick J A Meijer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Identification of the underlying cause of pulsatile tinnitus is important for treatment decision making and for prognosis estimation. For this, an adequate diagnostic imaging strategy is crucial. RECENT FINDINGS: Both CT and MRI can be useful, and in general, these modalities provide complementary diagnostic information. The scanning protocol can be optimized based on the estimated a priori chance for finding specific pathology, or the need to rule out more rare but clinical significant disease...
2017: Current Radiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197025/current-perioperative-management-of-pheochromocytomas
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REVIEW
Rashmi Ramachandran, Vimi Rewari
Neuroendocrine tumors which have the potential to secrete catecholamines are either associated with sympathetic adrenal (pheochromocytoma) or nonadrenal (paraganglioma) tissue. Surgical removal of these tumors is always indicated to cure and prevent cardiovascular and other organ system complications associated with catecholamine excess. Some of these tumors have malignant potential as well. The diagnosis, localization and anatomical delineation of these tumors involve measurement of catecholamines and their metabolic end products in plasma and urine, (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy, computed tomography, and/or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195885/eisenmenger-syndrome-and-pregnancy-novel-ecmo-configuration-as-a-bridge-to-delivery-and-recovery-utilizing-a-multidisciplinary-team
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Erika B Rosenzweig, Darryl Abrams, Mauer Biscotti, Diane Kerstein, Daphnie Drassinower, Daniel Brodie, Matthew Bacchetta
Pregnancy is typically contraindicated in Eisenmenger syndrome because of its association with excessively high maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. We report on our novel approach to successfully managing a 29 year-old pregnant woman with an unrepaired patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with Eisenmenger syndrome through delivery and recovery. Venovenous ECMO was utilized during induction of labor to stabilize maternal hemodynamics and optimize fetal oxygenation by creating an oxygenated right-to-left shunt through the PDA...
February 9, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191874/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-to-guide-coronary-revascularization-physiological-framework-validation-and-differences-with-fractional-flow-reserve
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Guus A de Waard, Carlo Di Mario, Amir Lerman, Patrick W Serruys, Niels van Royen
Determining the optimal treatment strategy for revascularization of coronary artery stenosis involves the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR). To improve the low clinical uptake of physiological lesion assessment to guide revascularization, the instantaneous wave-free period (iFR) was proposed as a simpler alternative to FFR that does not require adenosine administration. iFR is calculated as the ratio of blood pressure distal and proximal to a coronary artery stenosis during the diastolic wave- free period...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183552/comparison-of-the-macintosh-and-airtraq-laryngoscopes-in-morbidly-obese-patients-a-randomized-and-prospective-study
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Caridad G Castillo-Monzón, Hugo A Marroquín-Valz, Miguel Fernández-Villacañas-Marín, Matilde Moreno-Cascales, Blas García-Rojo, César A Candia-Arana
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Morbid obesity is associated with a difficult management of the airway. There is no agreement on these patients being difficult to intubate, but if they are difficult to ventilate with facial mask, then the fast control of their airway becomes a priority. This study compares the quickness and success in tracheal intubation, glottic view, hemodynamic response, and complications from the use of the Macintosh and Airtraq laryngoscopes in morbidly obese patients for scheduled surgery...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181301/impact-of-distinct-oxygenators-on-pulsatile-energy-indicators-in-an-adult-cardiopulmonary-bypass-model
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Lonneke M Griep, Laurentius J M van Barneveld, Antoine P Simons, Christa Boer, Patrick W Weerwind
The quantification of pulse energy during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) post-oxygenator is required prior to the evaluation of the possible beneficial effects of pulsatile flow on patient outcome. We therefore, evaluated the impact of three distinctive oxygenators on the energy indicators energy equivalent pressure (EEP) and surplus hemodynamic energy (SHE) in an adult CPB model under both pulsatile and laminar flow conditions. The pre- and post-oxygenator pressure and flow were measured at room temperature using a 40% glycerin-water mixture at flow rates of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 L/min...
February 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181055/endotracheal-bioimpedance-cardiography-improves-immediate-postoperative-outcome-a-case-control-study-in-off-pump-coronary-surgery
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Thomas Leclercq, Marc Lilot, Thomas Schulz, Alexandre Meyer, Fadi Farhat, Jean-Luc Fellahi
The feasibility and clinical utility of the endotracheal cardiac output monitor (ECOM) to optimize intraoperative hemodynamics and improve short-term outcome in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) is unknown. We aimed to compare ECOM with a standard of care in that specific surgical setting. Twenty consecutive adult ECOM-monitored patients undergoing OPCAB were prospectively included (ECOM group) and retrospectively compared to 42 patients scheduled for similar surgery without ECOM monitoring (Control group)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171804/hemodynamic-and-neuro-monitoring-for-neurocritically-ill-patients-an-international-survey-of-intensivists
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Sanjeev Sivakumar, Fabio S Taccone, Mohammed Rehman, Holly Hinson, Neeraj Naval, Christos Lazaridis
PURPOSE: To investigate multimodality systemic and neuro-monitoring practices in acute brain injury (ABI) and to analyze differences among "neurointensivists" (NI; clinical practice comprised >1/3 by neurocritical care), and other intensivists (OI). METHODS: Anonymous 22-question Web-based survey among physician members of SCCM and ESICM. RESULTS: Six hundred fifty-five responded (66% completion rate); 422 (65%) were OI, and 226 (35%) were NI...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168585/variation-of-flow-rate-and-angle-of-injected-venous-needle%C3%A2-on-influencing-intimal-hyperplasia-at-the-venous-anastomosis-of-the-hemodialysis-graft
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Linqiang Yang, Aijun Yin, Wanqian Liu
During hemodialysis, arteriovenous (AV) grafts tends to result in intimal hyperplasia (IH) at the venous anastomosis which leads to graft failure. It is well documented that hemodynamic factors have been implicated in IH, as well as pathogenesis of graft stenosis. In this paper, we investigate the flow rate and angle of injection of a venous needle on damaging the hemodialysis graft. Such damage is mainly caused by hemodynamics rather than the actual physical puncture of the needle. By computational fluid dynamic analysis of flow through the AV grafts, we demonstrate that slower flow rate of the needle preserve a larger region of low wall shear stress (WSS)...
February 6, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168185/optimal-chest-compression-rate-and-compression-to-ventilation-ratio-in-delivery-room-resuscitation-evidence-from-newborn-piglets-and-neonatal-manikins
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REVIEW
Anne Lee Solevåg, Georg M Schmölzer
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) duration until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) influences survival and neurologic outcomes after delivery room (DR) CPR. High quality chest compressions (CC) improve cerebral and myocardial perfusion. Improved myocardial perfusion increases the likelihood of a faster ROSC. Thus, optimizing CC quality may improve outcomes both by preserving cerebral blood flow during CPR and by reducing the recovery time. CC quality is determined by rate, CC to ventilation (C:V) ratio, and applied force, which are influenced by the CC provider...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166165/automated-variable-aortic-control-vs-complete-aortic-occlusion-in-a-swine-model-of-hemorrhage
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Timothy K Williams, Lucas P Neff, M Austin Johnson, Rachel M Russo, Sarah-Ashley Ferencz, Anders J Davidson, Nathan F Clement, J Kevin Grayson, Todd E Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Future endovascular hemorrhage control devices will require features that mitigate the adverse effects of vessel occlusion. Permissive regional hypoperfusion (PRH) with variable aortic control (VAC) is a novel strategy to minimize hemorrhage and reduce the ischemic burden of complete aortic occlusion (AO). The objective of this study was to compare PRH with VAC to AO in a lethal model of hemorrhage. METHODS: Twenty-five swine underwent cannulation of the supraceliac aorta, with diversion of aortic flow through an automated extracorporeal circuit...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163837/simultaneous-ramp-right-heart-catheterization-and-echocardiography-in-a-reliantheart-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Dipanjan Banerjee, Debleena Dutt, Sebastien Duclos, Karim Sallam, Matthew Wheeler, Richard Ha
Many clinicians caring for patients with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) use ramp right heart catheterization (RHC) studies to optimize pump speed and also to troubleshoot CF-LVAD malfunction. An investigational device, the ReliantHeart Heart Assist 5 (Houston, TX), provides the added benefit of an ultrasonic flow probe on the outflow graft that directly measures flow through the CF-LVAD. We performed a simultaneous ramp RHC and echocardiogram on a patient who received the above CF-LVAD to optimize pump parameters and investigate elevated flow through the CF-LVAD as measured by the flow probe...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161877/minimizing-the-blood-velocity-differences-between-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-computational-fluid-dynamics-simulation-in-cerebral-arteries-and-aneurysms
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Mohd Azrul Hisham Mohd Adib, Satoshi Ii, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Shigeo Wada
The integration of phase-contrast magnetic resonance images (PC-MRI) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a way to obtain detailed information of patient-specific hemodynamics. This study proposes a novel strategy for imposing a pressure condition on the outlet boundary (called the outlet pressure) in CFD to minimize velocity differences between the PC-MRI measurement and the CFD simulation, and to investigate the effects of outlet pressure on the numerical solution. The investigation involved ten patient-specific aneurysms reconstructed from a digital subtraction angiography image, specifically on aneurysms located at the bifurcation region...
February 4, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160103/stents-biomechanics-biomaterials-and-insights-from-computational-modeling
#18
REVIEW
Georgia S Karanasiou, Michail I Papafaklis, Claire Conway, Lampros K Michalis, Rami Tzafriri, Elazer R Edelman, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
Coronary stents have revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease. Improvement in clinical outcomes requires detailed evaluation of the performance of stent biomechanics and the effectiveness as well as safety of biomaterials aiming at optimization of endovascular devices. Stents need to harmonize the hemodynamic environment and promote beneficial vessel healing processes with decreased thrombogenicity. Stent design variables and expansion properties are critical for vessel scaffolding. Drug-elution from stents, can help inhibit in-stent restenosis, but adds further complexity as drug release kinetics and coating formulations can dominate tissue responses...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159011/fluids-and-sepsis-changing-the-paradigm-of-fluid-therapy-a-case-report
#19
Hori Hariyanto, Corry Quando Yahya, Monika Widiastuti, Primartanto Wibowo, Oloan Eduard Tampubolon
BACKGROUND: Over the past 16 years, sepsis management has been guided by large-volume fluid administration to achieve certain hemodynamic optimization as advocated in the Rivers protocol. However, the safety of such practice has been questioned because large-volume fluid administration is associated with fluid overload and carries the worst outcome in patients with sepsis. Researchers in multiple studies have declared that using less fluid leads to increased survival, but they did not describe how to administer fluids in a timely and appropriate manner...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155672/the-study-on-hemodynamic-effect-of-series-type-lvad-on-aortic-blood-flow-pattern-a-primary-numerical-study
#20
Qi Zhang, Bin Gao, Yu Chang
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has become an alternative treatment for end-stage heart failure patients. Series type of LVAD, as a novel LVAD, has attracted more and more attention. The hemodynamic effects of series type LVAD on aortic blood pattern are considered as its important characteristics; however, the precise mechanism of it is still unclear. METHODS: To clarify the hemodynamic effects of series type LVAD on aortic blood flow pattern, a comparative study on the aortic blood flow pattern and hemodynamic states were carried out numerically for two cases, including series type LVAD support and normal condition...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
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