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Heart Disease and Diabetes Trials Anticipated at Kidney Week

New data will be presented on empagliflozin in patients with diabetes, and results from trials of atorvastatin and kidney injury after cardiac surgery will be released.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Death after cardiac surgery is chiefly due to patient risk factors, study finds

Mortality after cardiac surgery in UK specialist centres is determined overwhelmingly by patient risk factors rather than by which health professionals or hospitals provide their care, research findings have shown.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 11112015 - INTENSIVE

CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs: tumour lysis syndrome data interpretation, haematological malignancy, ammonia and hyperammonaemia, cardiac arrest post-cardiac surgery  
intensiveblog.com
about 4 years ago
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Nitric Oxide Reduces Kidney Injury in Heart-Valve Surgery

Acute kidney injury occurs is nearly one third of patients undergoing heart surgery with prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass, but a new study suggests the administration of nitric oxide might be protective.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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SONA – SIDE OF NECK ACCESS

How’s this for thinking outside the box in the approach to the difficult airway!? Difficult airway algorithms and advanced management options for difficult airways mostly concentrate on getting into the trachea. But what happens if getting into the trachea is the easy bit? What happens if that’s where you run into a dead end? How do you manage the crashing airway where the problem lies just after the end of your tube? I stumbled across this case report published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery this year which provides an elegant solution to managing a near total tracheal occlusion.  
scancrit.com
about 4 years ago
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Risk Factors for Delirium After On-Pump Cardiac Surgery

Could certain factors predict the onset of postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Pediatric Index of Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Mortality

This editorial explores a newly developed severity of illness scoring system for children admitted to the ICU following cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Diabetes a Big Risk Factor for Surgical Site Infections

Patients with diabetes have over a 50% increased risk of surgical site infection and this remained the case even after controlling for hyperglycemia. The highest risk was seen for cardiac surgery.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Neurocognition After Pediatric Heart Surgery

Children with congenital heart disease may experience impairment of neurocognitive skills, including executive functions, attention, and memory. This study examined the extent of these deficits.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Sevoflurane Versus Propofol During Cardiac Surgery

Does sevoflurane or propofol exhibit more favorable cardioprotective effects during cardiac surgery?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Impacts of Pleural Fluid Drainage After Cardiac Surgery

Find out how the drainage of pleural effusions after cardiac surgery may impact pulmonary function in patients requiring mechanical ventilation.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Physician Assistant Home Visits Worth It After Heart Surgery

Receiving two home visits by a cardiac surgery physician assistant (PA) in the week after hospital discharge for cardiac surgery is associated with a significant reduction in readmission rates and cost savings, according to new research.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Feb 5 Cardiology News

Controversies over the ROCKET AF trial and Robert Califf's nomination for FDA commissioner, the treatment of ACS, and blood glucose control after cardiac surgery are discussed in this week's podcast.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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In memoriam: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

Yale psychologist Susan Nolen-Hoeksema died Jan. 2. in Yale-New Haven Hospital, following heart surgery associated with a blood infection. She was 53 years old.  
news.yale.edu
almost 4 years ago
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Statin Does Not Ward Off Acute Kidney Injury in Cardiac Surgery

Any statin use "as nephroprotective agents in patients naive to statin treatment undergoing cardiac surgery should now be abandoned," writes an observer, based on the randomized trial.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Feb 26 Cardiology News

Unpublished trials, new CMS rules, statins after cardiac surgery, sudden death in the young, macrolide antibiotics, and FDA Commissioner Dr Robert Califf are discussed this week.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery does not increase deaths or bleeding, study shows

Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery is not associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding, or thrombotic complications, a randomised trial1 has shown. The trial showed that there was no need for patients taking aspirin to stop before cardiac surgery.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery does not increase deaths or bleeding, study shows

Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery is not associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding, or thrombotic complications, a randomised trial1 has shown. The trial showed that there was no need for patients taking aspirin to stop before cardiac surgery.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery does not increase deaths or bleeding, study shows

Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery is not associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding, or thrombotic complications, a randomised trial1 has shown. The trial showed that there was no need for patients taking aspirin to stop before cardiac surgery.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Cardiac surgeons at Birmingham hospital must submit weekly mortality data after higher than expected deaths

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has been told to submit weekly returns on its cardiac surgery mortality after more patients died there than would have been expected.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago