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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107801/surgical-considerations-in-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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Fawwaz R Shaw, Jonathan M Chen
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is predominantly a neonatal congenital cardiac diagnosis in which the pulmonary veins fail to return to the left atrium. The presence or absence of obstruction defines the clinical presentation, and in the setting of obstructed pulmonary veins, this diagnosis represents a true surgical emergency. Improvements in perioperative care and refinement of surgical techniques continue to allow for improved survival and decreased morbidity. A description of the surgical anatomy and key concepts in the perioperative and surgical management of TAPVC are presented in this review...
January 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106685/totally-implantable-venous-access-devices-a-review-of-complications-and-management-strategies
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Omidreza Tabatabaie, Gyulnara G Kasumova, Mariam F Eskander, Jonathan F Critchlow, Nicholas E Tawa, Jennifer F Tseng
OBJECTIVE: Totally implantable venous access devices (portacaths, or "ports"), are widely used for intermittent central venous access especially for cancer patients. Although ports have a superior safety margin compared with other long-term venous access devices, there are a number of complications associated with their use. METHODS: This is a narrative review. We searched PubMed and Google Scholar for articles about complications related to the use of portacaths...
February 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104075/challenges-in-infective-endocarditis
#3
REVIEW
Thomas J Cahill, Larry M Baddour, Gilbert Habib, Bruno Hoen, Erwan Salaun, Gosta B Pettersson, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Bernard D Prendergast
Infective endocarditis is defined by a focus of infection within the heart and is a feared disease across the field of cardiology. It is frequently acquired in the health care setting, and more than one-half of cases now occur in patients without known heart disease. Despite optimal care, mortality approaches 30% at 1 year. The challenges posed by infective endocarditis are significant. It is heterogeneous in etiology, clinical manifestations, and course. Staphylococcus aureus, which has become the predominant causative organism in the developed world, leads to an aggressive form of the disease, often in vulnerable or elderly patient populations...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107224/abdominal-sepsis
#4
Quirine J J Boldingh, Fleur E E de Vries, Marja A Boermeester
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the recent evidence on the treatment of abdominal sepsis with a specific emphasis on the surgical treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: A multitude of surgical approaches towards abdominal sepsis are practised. Recent evidence shows that immediate closure of the abdomen has a better outcome. A short course of antibiotics has a similar effect as a long course of antibiotics in patients with intra-abdominal infection without severe sepsis. SUMMARY: Management of abdominal sepsis requires a multidisciplinary approach...
January 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107271/perioperative-care-of-the-patient-with-the-total-artificial-heart
#5
Jill Yaung, Francisco A Arabia, Michael Nurok
Advanced heart failure continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality despite improvements in pharmacologic therapy. High demand for cardiac transplantation and shortage of donor organs have led to an increase in the utilization of mechanical circulatory support devices. The total artificial heart is an effective biventricular assist device that may be used as a bridge to transplant and that is being studied for destination therapy. This review discusses the history, indications, and perioperative management of the total artificial heart with emphasis on the postoperative concerns...
January 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100111/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2016-for-abdominal-organ-transplantation-anesthesiologists
#6
Tetsuro Sakai, Jeron Zerillo
More than 3000 peer-reviewed publications on the topic of liver transplantation were published in 2016. The goal of this article is to provide a concise review of pertinent literature for anesthesiologists who participate in liver transplantation. The authors selected and presented 33 articles published in 2016 on the topics of MELD policy; cardiovascular, pulmonary, and renal issues; coagulation and transfusion; anesthetic agents; hemodynamic monitors; acute liver failure; and donor issues.
January 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099222/a-users-guide-to-the-2016-surviving-sepsis-guidelines
#7
R Phillip Dellinger, Christa A Schorr, Mitchell M Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099289/orthogonal-views-of-coronary-vessels-a-method-for-imaging-the-delivery-of-blood-cardioplegia-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Luiz F Maracaja Neto, Raj Modak, Robert B Schonberger
Coronary blood flow can be disrupted during cardiac interventions such as mitral valve surgeries, left atrial appendage ligation, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, and aortic procedures involving reimplantation of coronary buttons. Although difficult to accomplish, coronary imaging using transesophageal echocardiography can be performed by the use of orthogonal imaging with the ability for real-time tilt for angle adjustment. The technique described herein allows imaging of the right coronary artery, left main coronary artery bifurcation, left anterior descending, and circumflex coronary arteries...
January 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098591/surviving-sepsis-campaign-international-guidelines-for-management-of-sepsis-and-septic-shock-2016
#9
Andrew Rhodes, Laura E Evans, Waleed Alhazzani, Mitchell M Levy, Massimo Antonelli, Ricard Ferrer, Anand Kumar, Jonathan E Sevransky, Charles L Sprung, Mark E Nunnally, Bram Rochwerg, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Derek C Angus, Djillali Annane, Richard J Beale, Geoffrey J Bellinghan, Gordon R Bernard, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Craig Coopersmith, Daniel P De Backer, Craig J French, Seitaro Fujishima, Herwig Gerlach, Jorge Luis Hidalgo, Steven M Hollenberg, Alan E Jones, Dilip R Karnad, Ruth M Kleinpell, Younsuk Koh, Thiago Costa Lisboa, Flavia R Machado, John J Marini, John C Marshall, John E Mazuski, Lauralyn A McIntyre, Anthony S McLean, Sangeeta Mehta, Rui P Moreno, John Myburgh, Paolo Navalesi, Osamu Nishida, Tiffany M Osborn, Anders Perner, Colleen M Plunkett, Marco Ranieri, Christa A Schorr, Maureen A Seckel, Christopher W Seymour, Lisa Shieh, Khalid A Shukri, Steven Q Simpson, Mervyn Singer, B Taylor Thompson, Sean R Townsend, Thomas Van der Poll, Jean-Louis Vincent, W Joost Wiersinga, Janice L Zimmerman, R Phillip Dellinger
OBJECTIVE: To provide an update to "Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012." DESIGN: A consensus committee of 55 international experts representing 25 international organizations was convened. Nominal groups were assembled at key international meetings (for those committee members attending the conference). A formal conflict-of-interest (COI) policy was developed at the onset of the process and enforced throughout. A stand-alone meeting was held for all panel members in December 2015...
January 17, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081830/advances-and-future-directions-in%C3%A2-cardiac%C3%A2-pacemakers-part-2-of-a-2-part-series
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REVIEW
Malini Madhavan, Siva K Mulpuru, Christopher J McLeod, Yong-Mei Cha, Paul A Friedman
In the second part of this 2-part series on pacemakers, we present recent advances in pacemakers and preview future developments. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a potent treatment for heart failure in the setting of ventricular dyssynchrony. Successful CRT using coronary venous pacing depends on appropriate patient selection, lead implantation, and device programming. Despite optimization of these factors, nonresponse to CRT may occur in one-third of patients, which has led to a search for alternative techniques such as multisite pacing, His bundle pacing, and endocardial left ventricular pacing...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081829/cardiac-pacemakers-function-troubleshooting-and-management-part-1-of-a-2-part-series
#11
REVIEW
Siva K Mulpuru, Malini Madhavan, Christopher J McLeod, Yong-Mei Cha, Paul A Friedman
Advances in cardiac surgery toward the mid-20th century created a need for an artificial means of stimulating the heart muscle. Initially developed as large external devices, technological advances resulted in miniaturization of electronic circuitry and eventually the development of totally implantable devices. These advances continue to date, with the recent introduction of leadless pacemakers. In this first part of a 2-part review, we describe indications, implant-related complications, basic function/programming, common pacemaker-related issues, and remote monitoring, which are relevant to the practicing cardiologist...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073568/three-mechanisms-of-early-failure-of-transcatheter-aortic-valves-valve-thrombosis-cusp-rupture-and-accelerated-calcification
#12
Matthew R Summers, Paul C Cremer, Wael A Jaber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837397/from-arb-to-arni-in-cardiovascular-control
#13
REVIEW
Estrellita Uijl, Lodi C W Roksnoer, Ewout J Hoorn, A H Jan Danser
Coexistence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease synergistically aggravates the risk of cardiovascular and renal morbidity and mortality. These high-risk, multi-morbid patient populations benefit less from currently available anti-hypertensive treatment. Simultaneous angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockade and neprilysin inhibition ('ARNI') with valsartan/sacubitril (LCZ696) might potentiate the beneficial effects of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibition by reinforcing its endogenous counterbalance, the natriuretic peptide system...
December 2016: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23528802/physical-therapy-for-the-critically-ill-in-the-icu-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Geetha Kayambu, Robert Boots, Jennifer Paratz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to review the evidence base for exercise in critically ill patients. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION: Using keywords critical care and physical therapy and related synonyms, randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews were identified through electronic database searches and citation tracking. Clinical trials with outcomes of mortality, length of hospital and ICU stay, physical function and quality of life, muscle strength, and ventilator-free days were included...
June 2013: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062267/constrictive-pericarditis-a-practical-clinical-approach
#15
REVIEW
William R Miranda, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0.4% of patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had pericardial trauma or inflammation due to a variety of etiologies. Despite its poor prognosis if untreated, CP is a potentially curable disease and surgical pericardiectomy can now be performed at low perioperative mortality in tertiary centers with surgical expertise in pericardial diseases...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059837/complications-risk-factors-and-staffing-patterns-for-noncardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Michael R Mathis, Subramanian Sathishkumar, Sachin Kheterpal, Matthew D Caldwell, Francis D Pagani, Elizabeth S Jewell, Milo C Engoren
BACKGROUND: Patients with left ventricular assist devices presenting for noncardiac surgery are increasingly commonplace; however, little is known about their outcomes. Accordingly, the authors sought to determine the frequency of complications, risk factors, and staffing patterns. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective study at their academic tertiary care center, investigating all adult left ventricular assist device patients undergoing noncardiac surgery from 2006 to 2015...
January 6, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045707/practice-guidelines-for-preoperative-fasting-and-the-use-of-pharmacologic-agents-to-reduce-the-risk-of-pulmonary-aspiration-application-to-healthy-patients-undergoing-elective-procedures-an-updated-report-by-the-american-society-of-anesthesiologists-task-force
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041808/three-dimensional-examination-of-the-mitral-valve-in-patients-with-arrhythmias-and-motion-artifacts
#18
REVIEW
Arash Khamooshian, Yannis Amador, Jelliffe Jeganathan, Andrew Maslow, Feroze Mahmood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043423/vasodilatory-shock-after-ventricular-assist-device-placement-a-bench-to-bedside-review
#19
REVIEW
John Baer, Shea Stoops, Brigid Flynn
With more than 2000 ventricular assist devices (VAD) placed annually in the United States, understanding postoperative management is important. One of the most common postoperative morbidities encountered with VAD implantation is vasodilatory shock. The mechanisms for this phenomenon are numerous and include cellular and hormonal aberrancies unique to the VAD recipient. Management of vasodilatory shock in VAD patients needs to be undertaken with an understanding of the side effects associated with each treatment, especially the effects on the right ventricle and pulmonary vasculature...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043422/extent-ii-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-how-i-do-it
#20
Joseph S Coselli, Kim I de la Cruz, Ourania Preventza, Scott A LeMaire, Scott A Weldon
The primary risks associated with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair-namely operative death, paraplegia, and renal failure necessitating dialysis-are commonly related to the distal ischemia that occurs during aortic clamping and the disruption of vital branching arteries. Our technique for open TAAA repair has evolved over the course of 3 decades, from the unheparinized, simple "clamp-and-sew" approach learned directly from E. Stanley Crawford himself to a contemporary, multimodal strategy that uses an array of surgical adjuncts...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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