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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040106/noninvasive-blood-pressure-determination-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients
#1
David W Barbara, Troy G Seelhammer, William J Mauermann
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November 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023314/renal-dysfunction-and-cirrhosis
#2
François Durand, Jody C Olson, Mitra K Nadim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) does not represent the predominant phenotype of acute kidney injury (AKI) in cirrhosis. Early recognition of HRS helps initiate appropriate therapy. The aims of this review are to present redefinition of AKI, to list new biomarkers, to report recent data on vasopressors in HRS and to propose criteria for simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation (SLKT). RECENT FINDINGS: Urine output, which was not part of the definition of AKI might be reconsidered as it has an independent prognostic value...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025545/constrictive-pericarditis
#3
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Terrence D Welch, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis is a potentially treatable cause of diastolic heart failure that arises because a diseased, inelastic pericardium restricts ventricular diastolic expansion. Affected patients present with heart failure with predominant right-sided symptoms and signs. The key to diagnosis is identification of the unique hemodynamic properties associated with constriction: dissociation of intrathoracic and intracardiac pressures and enhanced ventricular interaction. Comprehensive echocardiography with Doppler imaging is useful, but invasive hemodynamic assessment and cross-sectional imaging may be required for confirmation...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025544/cardiac-tamponade
#4
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Christopher Appleton, Linda Gillam, Konstantinos Koulogiannis
Cardiac tamponade is caused by an abnormal increase in fluid accumulation in the pericardial sac, which, by raising intracardiac pressures, impedes normal cardiac filling and reduces cardiac output, sometimes dramatically so. This article outlines the pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of this important clinical condition highlighting the important role played by echocardiography in diagnosis and management.
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025378/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-trali-and-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-taco-in-liver-transplantation-a-case-report-and-focused-review
#5
Natalie K Smith, Sang Kim, Bryan Hill, Andrew Goldberg, Samuel DeMaria, Jeron Zerillo
Liver transplantation (LT) is a complex procedure in a patient with multi-organ system dysfunction and coagulation defects. The surgical procedure involves dissection, major vessel manipulation, and pathophysiologic effects of graft storage and reperfusion. As a result, LT frequently involves significant hemorrhage. Subsequent massive transfusion carries high risk of transfusion-associated complications. Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) are the leading causes of transfusion associated mortality...
October 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624104/acute-kidney-injury-after-liver-transplantation-recent-insights-and-future-perspectives
#6
REVIEW
Jubi E de Haan, Ewout J Hoorn, Hilde R H de Geus
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common postoperative complication after liver transplantation (LT). The occurrence of postoperative AKI after LT (Post-LT AKI) is associated with inferior patient and graft outcomes. Post-LT AKI is multifactorial in origin and has been related to the severity of liver disease, pre-LT renal dysfunction, graft quality, perioperative events and toxicity of immunosuppressive therapy. Furthermore it is thought that hepatic ischaemia reperfusion injury might be a driving force in the aetiology of post-LT AKI...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991113/pearls-of-wisdom-for-high-risk-laser-lead-extractions-a-focused-review
#7
Lilibeth Fermin, Ralf E Gebhard, Ryan Azarrafiy, Roger Carrillo
Due to new indications and improved technology, the incidence of laser lead extraction (LLE) has significantly increased over the past years. While LLE has been well studied and proven to be safe and effective, only few studies are geared toward the anesthesiologist's role during high-risk LLEs. This article utilized both a focused review and authors' experience to investigate anesthetic protocols during LLEs. Through this review, we recommend best practices for the anesthesiologist including appropriate procedure location, onsite availability of a cardiac surgeon, availability of a cardiopulmonary bypass machine, and intraoperative use of echocardiography to detect and address potential complications during high-risk LLEs...
October 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974140/echodynamics-interpretation-limitations-and-clinical-integration
#8
Ashraf Roshdy
Echodynamics refers to the use of echocardiography as hemodynamic tool mostly in intensive and acute care settings. It implies a smooth drift from the classic cardiology use to a more critical care adjusted use. A more personalized approach is advocated in critical care, and echo is one way to reach such goal. Correct application necessitates optimum understanding, interpretation, and finally integration into patients' clinical management. As more critical care doctors are advancing from basic focused echo examinations to a more advanced one, this article is trying to underlie many pitfalls of critical care echocardiography in order to guide better practice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972063/current-practice-of-state-of-the-art-surgical-coronary-revascularization
#9
REVIEW
Stuart J Head, Milan Milojevic, David P Taggart, John D Puskas
Coronary artery bypass grafting remains one of the most commonly performed major surgeries, with well-established symptomatic and prognostic benefits in patients with multivessel and left main coronary artery disease. This review summarizes current indications, contemporary practice, and outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting. Despite an increasingly higher-risk profile of patients, outcomes have significantly improved over time, with significant reductions in operative mortality and perioperative complications...
October 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940011/guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency-circi-in-critically-ill-patients-part-i-society-of-critical-care-medicine-sccm-and-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-esicm-2017
#10
Djillali Annane, Stephen M Pastores, Bram Rochwerg, Wiebke Arlt, Robert A Balk, Albertus Beishuizen, Josef Briegel, Joseph Carcillo, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Mark S Cooper, Paul E Marik, Gianfranco Umberto Meduri, Keith M Olsen, Sophia Rodgers, James A Russell, Greet Van den Berghe
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2008 consensus statements for the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in adult and pediatric patients. PARTICIPANTS: A multispecialty task force of 16 international experts in Critical Care Medicine, endocrinology, and guideline methods, all of them members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and/or the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. DESIGN/METHODS: The recommendations were based on the summarized evidence from the 2008 document in addition to more recent findings from an updated systematic review of relevant studies from 2008 to 2017 and were formulated using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology...
September 21, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961559/the-technology-of-video-laryngoscopy
#11
Lauren C Berkow, Timothy E Morey, Felipe Urdaneta
Tracheal intubation via laryngeal exposure has evolved over the past 150 years and has greatly expanded in the last decade with the introduction and development of newer, more sophisticated optical airway devices. The introduction of indirect and video-assisted laryngoscopes has significantly impacted airway management as evidenced by the presence of these devices in the majority of published difficult airway algorithms. However, it is quite possible that many airway managers do not have a thorough comprehension of how these devices actually function, an understanding that is vital not only for their use but also for assessing the devices' limitations...
September 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958335/the-clinical-use-of-ivabradine
#12
REVIEW
Jacob S Koruth, Anuradha Lala, Sean Pinney, Vivek Y Reddy, Srinivas R Dukkipati
The clinical use of ivabradine has and continues to evolve along channels that are predicated on its mechanism of action. It selectively inhibits the funny current (If) in sinoatrial nodal tissue, resulting in a decrease in the rate of diastolic depolarization and, consequently, the heart rate, a mechanism that is distinct from those of other negative chronotropic agents. Thus, it has been evaluated and is used in select patients with systolic heart failure and chronic stable angina without clinically significant adverse effects...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958334/antiplatelet-agents-for-the-treatment-and-prevention-of-coronary-atherothrombosis
#13
REVIEW
Carlo Patrono, Joao Morais, Colin Baigent, Jean-Philippe Collet, Desmond Fitzgerald, Sigrun Halvorsen, Bianca Rocca, Agneta Siegbahn, Robert F Storey, Gemma Vilahur
Antiplatelet drugs provide first-line antithrombotic therapy for the management of acute ischemic syndromes (both coronary and cerebrovascular) and for the prevention of their recurrence. Their role in the primary prevention of atherothrombosis remains controversial because of the uncertain balance of the potential benefits and risks when combined with other preventive strategies. The aim of this consensus document is to review the evidence for the efficacy and safety of antiplatelet drugs, and to provide practicing cardiologists with an updated instrument to guide their choice of the most appropriate antiplatelet strategy for the individual patient presenting with different clinical manifestations of coronary atherothrombosis, in light of comorbidities and/or interventional procedures...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946776/complications-and-perioperative-management-of-patients-undergoing-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#14
Anna P Sattah, Michael H Secrist, Shawn Sarin
Endovascular treatments have become increasingly common for patients with a variety of thoracic aortic pathologies. Although considered less invasive than traditional open surgical approaches, they are nonetheless complex procedures. Patients undergo manipulation of an often calcified aorta near the origin of the carotid and subclavian vessels and have stents placed in a curved vessel adjacent to a perpetually beating heart. These stents can obstruct blood flow to the spinal cord, induce an inflammatory response, and in rare cases erode into the adjacent trachea or esophagus...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943188/anesthetic-considerations-for-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement
#15
REVIEW
Stephen H Gregory, Jonathan K Zoller, Shabana Shahanavaz, Kelly L Chilson, Clare H Ridley
The introduction of transcatheter therapy for valvular heart disease has revolutionized the care of patients with valvular disorders. Pathologic regurgitation or stenosis of the pulmonary valve, right ventricular outflow tract, or a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit represent emerging indications for transcatheter therapy. To date, minimal literature exists detailing the anesthetic management of patients undergoing transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. In this review, the pathophysiology and indications for transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement and possible complications unique to this procedure are reviewed...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938253/guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency-circi-in-critically-ill-patients-part-i-society-of-critical-care-medicine-sccm-and-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-esicm-2017
#16
Djillali Annane, Stephen M Pastores, Bram Rochwerg, Wiebke Arlt, Robert A Balk, Albertus Beishuizen, Josef Briegel, Joseph Carcillo, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Mark S Cooper, Paul E Marik, Gianfranco Umberto Meduri, Keith M Olsen, Sophia C Rodgers, James A Russell, Greet Van den Berghe
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2008 consensus statements for the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in adult and pediatric patients. PARTICIPANTS: A multispecialty task force of 16 international experts in critical care medicine, endocrinology, and guideline methods, all of them members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and/or the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. DESIGN/METHODS: The recommendations were based on the summarized evidence from the 2008 document in addition to more recent findings from an updated systematic review of relevant studies from 2008 to 2017 and were formulated using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology...
September 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933249/anesthetic-management-of-laser-lead-extraction-for-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices
#17
Meena Bhatia, Payam Safavi-Naeini, Mehdi Razavi, Charles D Collard, Daniel A Tolpin, James M Anton
Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) play a significant role in the modern management of cardiovascular disease. CIEDs include implantable pacemakers (PMs), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. These devices improve the quality of life of their recipients and help reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death. Traditionally, CIEDs have been reliant on the use of transvenous endocardial leads to directly connect with the heart. Over time, these endovascular leads may become endothelialized rendering removal extremely difficult...
September 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923988/contemporary-management-of-cardiogenic-shock-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#18
REVIEW
Sean van Diepen, Jason N Katz, Nancy M Albert, Timothy D Henry, Alice K Jacobs, Navin K Kapur, Ahmet Kilic, Venu Menon, E Magnus Ohman, Nancy K Sweitzer, Holger Thiele, Jeffrey B Washam, Mauricio G Cohen
Cardiogenic shock is a high-acuity, potentially complex, and hemodynamically diverse state of end-organ hypoperfusion that is frequently associated with multisystem organ failure. Despite improving survival in recent years, patient morbidity and mortality remain high, and there are few evidence-based therapeutic interventions known to clearly improve patient outcomes. This scientific statement on cardiogenic shock summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, causes, and outcomes of cardiogenic shock; reviews contemporary best medical, surgical, mechanical circulatory support, and palliative care practices; advocates for the development of regionalized systems of care; and outlines future research priorities...
October 17, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927697/aortic-regurgitation-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-a-clinical-classification-for-the-perioperative-echocardiographer-in-the-era-of-the-functional-aortic-annulus
#19
REVIEW
Prakash A Patel, Joseph E Bavaria, Kamrouz Ghadimi, Jacob T Gutsche, Prashanth Vallabhayosula, Hanjo A Ko, Nimesh D Desai, Emily Mackay, Stuart J Weiss, John G T Augoustides
The functional aortic annulus offers a clinical approach for the perioperative echocardiographer to classify the mechanisms of aortic regurgitation in acute type-A dissection. Comprehensive examination of the functional aortic annulus in this setting using transesophageal echocardiography can guide surgical therapy for the aortic root by considering the following important aspects: severity and mechanism of aortic regurgitation, extent of root dissection, and the pattern of coronary artery involvement. The final choice of surgical therapy also should take into account factors, such as patient presentation and surgical experience, to limit mortality and morbidity from this challenging acute aortic syndrome...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911514/defibrillation-for-ventricular-fibrillation-a-shocking-update
#20
REVIEW
Graham Nichol, Michael R Sayre, Federico Guerra, Jeanne Poole
Cardiac arrest is defined as the termination of cardiac activity associated with loss of consciousness, of spontaneous breathing, and of circulation. Sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death (SCD) are terms often used interchangeably. Most patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have shown coronary artery disease or symptoms during the hour before the event. Cardiac arrest is potentially reversible by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, cardioversion, cardiac pacing, or treatments targeted at the underlying disease (e...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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