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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 193-199, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893410

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Measurement of oxyhemoglobin (O2Hb) changes in the cerebral cortex using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) shows that its levels increase during moderate-intensity exercise and persists after exercise. However, the effects of exercise duration on O2Hb persistence in the premotor cortex (PMC) are unknown. We aimed to determine the effects of exercise duration on the persistence of O2Hb changes after moderate-intensity cycling as exercise. Healthy young volunteers were recruited to participate in this study. After a 3-min rest period, the exercise was initiated at a workload corresponding to 50% VO2peak. The exercise continued for 10 min and 20 min, followed by 15 min of rest. The O2Hb levels in the right (R-PMC) and left premotor cortices (L-PMC) were measured using an NIRS system. The O2Hb values during the 15-min post-exercise rest period in the R-PMC were 0.010 ± 0.011 mM·cm after the 10-min exercise and 0.035 ± 0.010 mM·cm after the 20-min exercise, without significant differences (p = 0.104). The O2Hb value in the L-PMC during post-exercise rest (0.055 ± 0.010 mM·cm) after the 20-min exercise was significantly higher than that after the 10-min exercise (0.023 ± 0.007 mM·cm; p = 0.014). Thus, the effects of exercise duration on O2Hb persistence have laterality in the PMC.


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Exercício , Córtex Motor , Consumo de Oxigênio , Oxiemoglobinas , Espectroscopia de Luz Próxima ao Infravermelho , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Córtex Motor/metabolismo , Oxiemoglobinas/metabolismo , Fatores de Tempo , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(1): e18452, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31895774

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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare three intubation methods during cardiopulmonary resuscitation using an adult-manikin. METHODS: Thirty-nine paramedics were included in this study. Each participant performed endotracheal intubation during continuous chest compressions using 3 different methods: conventional Macintosh laryngoscope without additional intubation aids (MAC), conventional Macintosh laryngoscope with gum-elastic bougie (GEB), or flexible tip bougie (FTB). First attempt intubation success rate and intubation time was measured. RESULTS: Intubation success rate was 39% with the use of MAC, 92% with GEB and 95% with FTB. It was statistically lower with MAC than with GEB (P < .001) and FTB (P < .001). There was no difference between GEB and FTB in intubation success rate (P = .644). The mean(SD) intubation time was 28.43 (13.81)s with MAC, 25.69 (5.35)s with GEB and 21.41 (2.88)s with FTB. Intubation time was significantly longer with GEB than with FTB (P < .001). CONCLUSIONS: Within limitations, results of our study suggest that intubation aids facilitate tracheal intubation during continuous chest compressions. Using flexible tip bougie shortens the duration of the procedure compared to gum elastic bougie.


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Reanimação Cardiopulmonar/métodos , Intubação Intratraqueal/instrumentação , Estudos Cross-Over , Humanos , Laringoscópios , Manequins , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(1): e18519, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31895786

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Urinary obstruction may be a complicating factor in critically ill patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs) and requires efforts for identifying and controlling the infection source. However, its significance in clinical practice is uncertain. This retrospective study investigated the overall hospital courses of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with UTIs from the emergency department.Baseline severity was assessed by the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score; outcomes included probability and inotropic-, ventilator-, renal replacement therapy (RRT)-, and ICU-free days and 28-day mortality.Of 122 patients with UTIs, 99 had abdominal computed tomography scans. Patients without computed tomography scans more frequently had quadriplegia and a urinary catheter than those without scans (P = .001 and .01). Urinary obstruction was identified in 40 patients who had higher SOFA scores and lactate levels (P = .01 and P < .001). The use and free days of inotropic drugs and ventilator did not differ between the groups. However, patients with obstruction were more likely to require RRT and had shorter durations of RRT-free days (odds ratio 3.8; P = .06 and estimate -3.0; P = .04). Durations of ICU-free days were shorter, but it disappeared after adjustment for initial SOFA scores (estimate -2.3; P = .15). Impact of the timing of urinary drainage on outcomes was evaluated, demonstrating that an intervention within 72 hours lengthened the duration of RRT-free days compared with that after 72 hours (estimate -6.0 days; P = .03). On the other hand, the study did not find the association between other outcomes including 28-day mortality and the timing of urinary drainage.Urinary obstruction can be a complicating factor, resulting in a higher probability of RRT implementation and shorter durations of RRT- and ICU-free days in critically ill patients with UTIs. Furthermore, delayed intervention for urinary drainage may result in longer durations of RRT. Efforts should be warranted to find the presence of urinary obstruction and to control infection source in critically ill patients with UTIs.


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Estado Terminal/mortalidade , Terapia de Substituição Renal/mortalidade , Infecções Urinárias/mortalidade , Doenças Urológicas/mortalidade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Razão de Chances , Escores de Disfunção Orgânica , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Tempo , Infecções Urinárias/etiologia , Infecções Urinárias/terapia , Doenças Urológicas/complicações , Doenças Urológicas/terapia
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(1): 14-19, 2020 Jan 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31917783

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On August 1, 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared its 10th Ebola virus disease (Ebola) outbreak in an area with a high volume of cross-border population movement to and from neighboring countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda as the highest priority countries for Ebola preparedness because of the high risk for cross-border spread from DRC (1). Countries might base their disease case definitions on global standards; however, historical context and perceived risk often affect why countries modify and adapt definitions over time, moving toward or away from regional harmonization. Discordance in case definitions among countries might reduce the effectiveness of cross-border initiatives during outbreaks with high risk for regional spread. CDC worked with the ministries of health (MOHs) in DRC, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda to collect MOH-approved Ebola case definitions used during the first 6 months of the outbreak to assess concordance (i.e., commonality in category case definitions) among countries. Changes in MOH-approved Ebola case definitions were analyzed, referencing the WHO standard case definition, and concordance among the four countries for Ebola case categories (i.e., community alert, suspected, probable, confirmed, and case contact) was assessed at three dates (2). The number of country-level revisions ranged from two to four, with all countries revising Ebola definitions by February 2019 after a December 2018 peak in incidence in DRC. Case definition complexity increased over time; all countries included more criteria per category than the WHO standard definition did, except for the "case contact" and "confirmed" categories. Low case definition concordance and lack of awareness of regional differences by national-level health officials could reduce effectiveness of cross-border communication and collaboration. Working toward regional harmonization or considering systematic approaches to addressing country-level differences might increase efficiency in cross-border information sharing.


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Surtos de Doenças , Doença pelo Vírus Ebola/diagnóstico , Doença pelo Vírus Ebola/epidemiologia , Vigilância em Saúde Pública/métodos , República Democrática do Congo/epidemiologia , Humanos , Ruanda/epidemiologia , Sudão do Sul/epidemiologia , Fatores de Tempo , Uganda/epidemiologia
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124653, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31473528

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Discharge of heated effluent at 8-12 °C above ambient into water areas is known to retard the growth of aquatic organisms due to heat stress. Nucleotide excision repair (NER) maintains genome integrity by removing helix-distorting adducts such as UV-induced DNA lesions. This study explored how NER in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos at different hours post fertilization (hpf) responded to + 8.5 °C heat shock for 30 min. Our transcription-based repair assay monitoring the ability of zebrafish extracts to upregulate a UV-suppressed gene expression detected a 2-fold increase of NER capacity in 10 hpf early embryos after heat stress. In contrast, heat stress caused a mild inhibition of NER capacity in 24 hpf mid-early embryos. Heat-treated and untreated 10 hpf zebrafish extracts displayed similar levels of UV-damaged-DNA binding activities, while an apparently weaker (6-4) photoproduct (6-4 PP) binding activity was present in heat-stressed 24 hpf zebrafish extracts. Heat stress enhanced UV-induced NER in 10 hpf embryos by increasing the efficiency of damage incision/excision based on both genomic DNA electrophoresis and terminal deoxytransferase (TdT)-mediated end labeling assay. UV-irradiated embryos preexposed to heat stress produced a significantly larger amount of NER-associated DNA fragments about 20-30 nucleotides in length than embryos only heat-treated or irradiated. Correlated with its inhibitory effect on 6-4 PP damage recognition, heat stress downregulated damage incision/excision activities in 24 hpf embryos. Hence, thermal stress may positively or negatively modulate NER capacity in zebrafish embryos at different stages by targeting at the step of DNA incision/excision or damage recognition.


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Dano ao DNA , Reparo do DNA , Resposta ao Choque Térmico/genética , Raios Ultravioleta/efeitos adversos , Peixe-Zebra/genética , Animais , DNA/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica , Fatores de Tempo , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/genética
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Food Microbiol ; 85: 103274, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31500714

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The impact of plant development, environmental conditions at the time of inoculation, and inoculum concentration on survival of attenuated BSL1 Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain ATCC 700728 on field-grown romaine lettuce was evaluated over 3 years. E. coli 700728 was inoculated onto 4- and 6-week-old romaine lettuce plants in the Salinas Valley, CA, at night or the next morning with either low (5 log) or high (7 log) cell numbers per plant to simulate a single aqueous contamination event. At night, when leaf wetness and humidity levels were high, E. coli cell numbers declined by 0.5 log CFU/plant over the first 8-10 h. When applied in the morning, E. coli populations declined up to 2 log CFU/plant within 2 h. However, similar numbers of E. coli were retrieved from lettuce plants at 2 and 7 days. E. coli cell numbers per plant were significantly lower (P < 0.05) 7 days after application onto 4-week-old compared to 6-week-old plants. E. coli 700728 could be recovered by plating or enrichment from a greater proportion of plants for longer times when inoculated at high compared with low initial concentrations and after inoculation of 6-week-old plants compared with 4-week-old plants, even at the low initial inoculum. A contamination event near harvest or when leaf wetness and humidity levels are high may enhance survivability, even when low numbers of E. coli are introduced.


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Escherichia coli O157/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Alface/microbiologia , Viabilidade Microbiana , Folhas de Planta/microbiologia , Contagem de Colônia Microbiana , Qualidade de Produtos para o Consumidor , Microbiologia de Alimentos , Umidade , Fatores de Tempo
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Angiology ; 71(1): 48-55, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31315429

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We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science for studies using fractional flow reserve (FFR) to determine whether revascularization should be performed or deferred for patients with coronary stenosis and grey zone FFR. Meta-analysis was performed using the generic inverse variance method, and hazard ratios (HR) were synthesized with a random-effects model. Of 2766 records, 7 nonrandomized studies including 2683 patients were selected. The pooled results demonstrated, during a median follow-up of 32 months, that revascularization significantly reduced the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE; 7 studies: HR [95% confidence interval, CI]: 0.65 [0.45-0.93], P = .02) and target vessel revascularization (TVR; 4 studies: HR [95% CI]: 0.52 [0.36-0.76], P < .01). Whereas revascularization was not significantly superior in terms of all-cause death (3 studies: HR [95% CI]: 0.56 [0.26-1.22], P = .14), cardiac death (2 studies: HR [95% CI]: 0.57 [0.16-2.01], P = .38), myocardial infarction (MI; 4 studies: HR [95% CI]: 1.03 [0.26-4.03]), and all-cause death or MI (3 studies: HR [95% CI]: 0.66 [0.20-2.19], P = .50). Therefore, revascularization appeared to be superior to deferral for patients with grey zone FFR in MACE and TVR, while hard end points did not show such significance. This work was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42019118432).


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Estenose Coronária/terapia , Reserva Fracionada de Fluxo Miocárdico , Revascularização Miocárdica , Tempo para o Tratamento , Idoso , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Estenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Estenose Coronária/mortalidade , Estenose Coronária/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Revascularização Miocárdica/efeitos adversos , Revascularização Miocárdica/mortalidade , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol ; 129(1): 32-38, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31409113

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OBJECTIVES: Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN), if severe enough, can result in vocal fold paralysis. Reinnervation surgery can improve patient outcomes, but previous studies have reported a negative correlation between time since onset of paralysis and surgical outcomes. The ability of the paralyzed nerve to serve as a conduit for donor nerve fibers may be a factor in the success of reinnervation; however, changes in RLN composition after paralysis have not been well studied. Therefore, we investigated the morphometric composition of explanted RLN sections from patients who had experienced vocal fold paralysis for varying length of times. METHODS: Nine nerve sections from unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVP) patients and seven control nerve sections were analyzed for morphometric parameters including fascicular area, fiber count, fiber density, fiber packing, mean g-ratio, and fiber diameter distribution. Nerves from UVP patients were also compared as a function of time since UVP onset. RESULTS: In comparison to control nerves, paralyzed nerves were found to have significantly lower fiber densities and fiber packing, higher mean g-ratio values, and a shift in diameter distributions toward smaller diameter fibers. With respect to paralysis duration, no significant differences were observed except in fiber diameter distributions, where those with paralysis for >2 years had distributions that were significantly shifted toward smaller diameter fibers. CONCLUSIONS: The morphometric data presented here suggest that correlations between the time since onset of vocal fold paralysis and reinnervation outcomes may be due to fiber size changes in the paralyzed nerve over time.


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Fibras Nervosas/patologia , Traumatismos do Nervo Laríngeo Recorrente/patologia , Nervo Laríngeo Recorrente/patologia , Paralisia das Pregas Vocais/cirurgia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Transferência de Nervo , Tamanho do Órgão , Nervo Laríngeo Recorrente/cirurgia , Traumatismos do Nervo Laríngeo Recorrente/complicações , Traumatismos do Nervo Laríngeo Recorrente/cirurgia , Fatores de Tempo , Tempo para o Tratamento , Paralisia das Pregas Vocais/etiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Angiology ; 71(1): 70-76, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31446774

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Both elevated resting heart rate (HR) and electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (ECG-LVH) are signs of a poor prognosis. Although elevated resting HR is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and target organ damage, the association between resting HR and the development of ECG-LVH is unclear. In the present study, 6860 subjects (4203 men, 2657 women, 19-89 years of age) without ECG-LVH at baseline were evaluated and followed for a mean duration of 3.7±1.4 years. During the follow-up period, 484 (7.1%) subjects developed ECG-LVH. Cox regression analysis revealed that each 10 beats/min increase in resting HR was associated with a 22% reduction in the development of ECG-LVH (95% confidence interval: 12%-30%, P < .0001) in men. While an increase in HR tended to be associated with the development of ECG-LVH in women, the relationship was not significant. In contrast to the concept that an elevated resting HR is a cardiovascular risk factor, these findings revealed that resting HR was negatively associated with the development of ECG-LVH in men.


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Frequência Cardíaca , Hipertrofia Ventricular Esquerda/diagnóstico , Função Ventricular Esquerda , Remodelação Ventricular , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Progressão da Doença , Eletrocardiografia , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertrofia Ventricular Esquerda/etiologia , Hipertrofia Ventricular Esquerda/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores de Tempo , Adulto Jovem
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Food Chem ; 305: 125438, 2020 Feb 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31494498

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Fifteen vitisin A-type pyranoanthocyanins (vAPs) were determined in bilberry wines fermented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe by HPLC-DAD and UPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS. The fermentation involving S. pombe enhanced the production of vAPs compared to the fermentation with pure S. cerevisiae. The formation of vAPs correlated significantly with the decrease in the content of monomeric anthocyanins and pyruvic acid during 12 months of aging. vAPs were more stable than their corresponding monomeric anthocyanins. Methylation in the B-ring and glycosylation with galactose and arabinose further improved the stability of vAPs. Aging for 12 months led to depletion of pyruvic acid and reduction of over 50% of monomeric anthocyanins. The content of vAPs increased by 26-54% during the first six months of aging, followed by a 2.2-10.2% reduction over the following six months. More residual pyruvic acid in S. pombe wines after fermentation consequently enhanced the generation of vAPs during aging.


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Antocianinas/análise , Sucos de Frutas e Vegetais/análise , Schizosaccharomyces/fisiologia , Vaccinium myrtillus/química , Benzofuranos/química , Reatores Biológicos , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Espectrometria de Massas , Fenóis/química , Ácido Pirúvico/metabolismo , Fatores de Tempo , Vaccinium myrtillus/metabolismo
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Angiology ; 71(1): 27-37, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31533437

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We assessed the cardiovascular safety of long-term direct-acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC) treatment. A search of the medical literature was performed from inception until May 31, 2019. Inclusion criteria were (1) randomized trial that assessed the clinical efficacy and/or safety of 1 or more DOAC, (2) control group including oral anticoagulation and/or antiplatelet and/or placebo treatment, and (3) the incidence of acute coronary syndrome during follow-up was reported. Fixed-effect and random-effects models were applied. The analyzed outcomes were myocardial infarction (MI), major bleeding, and mortality. Twenty-eight randomized clinical trials (196 761 patients) were included. Rivaroxaban was associated with a 21% reduction in the relative risk of MI when compared to placebo (relative risk [RR]: 0.79 [95% credible interval, CrI: 0.65-0.94]) and a 31% reduction (RR: 0.70 [95% CrI: 0.53-0.89]) when compared to dabigatran. Apixaban resulted in 24% (RR: 0.76 [95% CrI: 0.58-0.99]) and vitamin K antagonists anticoagulation resulted in 19% (RR: 0.81 [95% CrI: 0.65-0.98]) risk reduction compared to dabigatran. The computed probability of being the first best choice of treatment was 61.8% for rivaroxaban. Cardiovascular safety shows considerable heterogeneity among oral anticoagulants. Treatment with rivaroxaban is associated with reduced rate of MI.


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Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle , Administração Oral , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Infarto do Miocárdio/mortalidade , Meta-Análise em Rede , Fatores de Proteção , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Angiology ; 71(1): 38-47, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31554413

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This study investigated whether a novel index of stress hyperglycemia might have a better prognostic value compared to admission glycemia alone in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The acute-to-chronic glycemic ratio was expressed as admission blood glucose (ABG) devided by the estimated average glucose (eAG), and eAG was derived from the glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). A total of 1300 consecutive patients with STEMI treated with PCI were included. Baseline data and outcomes were analyzed. The study end point was a composite of in-hospital all-cause death, cardiogenic shock, and acute pulmonary edema. Accuracy was defined with area under the curve (AUC) by a receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. After multivariate adjustment, both ABG/eAG and ABG were closely associated with an increased risk of the composite end point in nondiabetic patients. However, only ABG/eAG (odds ratio = 2.45, 95% confidence interval: 1.24-4.82, P = .010), instead of ABG, was associated with the outcomes in diabetic patients. Compared to ABG, ABG/eAG had an equivalent predictive value in nondiabetic patients but a superior discriminatory ability in diabetic patients (AUC improved from 0.52-0.63, P < .001). Taken together, ABG/eAG provides more significant in-hospital prognostic information than ABG in diabetic patients with STEMI after PCI.


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Glicemia/metabolismo , Hemoglobina A Glicada/metabolismo , Admissão do Paciente , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/terapia , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/efeitos adversos , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/sangue , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/diagnóstico , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 58-64, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31500542

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A retrospective review from July 2016 to April 2018 was performed of 23 patients with submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) who received catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT). Five (22%) of the 23 patients were discharged the same day from the intensive care unit (ICU) following thrombolysis completion. Their presentation, hospital courses, complications, and follow-up are reviewed. All 5 patients were diagnosed using chest computed tomography (CT) demonstrating a clot in the pulmonary vasculature and right ventricle dysfunction based on abnormal right ventricle to left ventricle (RV/LV) ratio. Patients with severe right heart dysfunction (RV/LV ratio ≥1.4) were protocolized to receive CDT via EkoSonic catheters (EKOS Corporation). Postoperatively, patients were admitted to the ICU with continuous alteplase at 1 mg/h. Echocardiography was then performed after 24 hours of therapy to assess right ventricle function and removal of EkoSonic catheters. Patients with reversal of right heart dysfunction and symptomatic improvement received bedside removal of catheters. The mean patient age was 50.6 years and body mass index was 33.6. Mean RV/LV ratio on admission via CT imaging was 1.56, with a mean troponin of 0.44. Interval mean RV/LV ratio on echocardiography after thrombolysis therapy was 0.91. There was a 0% incidence of periprocedural complications. One (20%) patient out of 5 had an emergency department visit 10 days postdischarge for acute shortness of breath, with workup revealing no evidence of recurrent PE. No patient required hospital readmission within 30 days. At the 6-week follow-up, all patients had continued normal right ventricular function noted on echocardiography. This case series demonstrates that for a select population of patients with severe submassive PE, the use of CDT and echocardiography monitoring can facilitate same-day discharge from the ICU.


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Fibrinolíticos/administração & dosagem , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Tempo de Internação , Alta do Paciente , Embolia Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia Trombolítica/métodos , Adulto , Ecocardiografia , Feminino , Fibrinolíticos/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Terapia Trombolítica/efeitos adversos , Terapia Trombolítica/instrumentação , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Dispositivos de Acesso Vascular
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 5-11, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31506033

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INTRODUCTION: High flow rates may develop in arteriovenous fistula (AVF), resulting in clinical syndromes of steal, aneurysmal fistula, or high-output cardiac failure. Various techniques with varying success have been advocated to treat this difficult problem. We present a hemodynamically validated novel banding technique. METHODS: We designed a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model of the native high-flow AVF and tested various juxta-anastomotic venous diameters to determine the effect on AVF blood flow and pressure. We translated this principle in our banding technique, wherein adjustable banding was performed in conjunction with ultrasound-guided brachial artery flow measurement to determine the optimal band diameter. Polyurethane patch was used to fashion the adjustable band. Patient demographics, AVF flow parameters pre- and postintervention, operative intervention, and ultrasound follow-up data were collected prospectively. RESULTS: Our CFD testing demonstrated that the band diameter needed to achieve optimal distal blood pressure and preserve AVF flow depending on blood pressure, end capillary pressure, venous pressure, and vascular diameters. Five patients subsequently underwent dynamic banding of symptomatic high-flow AVF. Mean brachial artery blood flow rates pre- and postbanding were 2964 mL/min (confidence interval [CI]: 1487-4440 mL/min) and 1099 mL/min (CI: 571.7-1627 mL/min), respectively (P = .01). All patients had symptomatic improvement, and at a mean follow-up of 1 year, this benefit was sustained with no AVF thrombosis or loss. CONCLUSION: Adjustable dynamic band using ultrasound-guided brachial artery flow shows promising results in producing accurate AVF blood flow reduction with sustained efficacy in the short term for patients with symptomatic high-flow AVF.


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Derivação Arteriovenosa Cirúrgica/efeitos adversos , Artéria Braquial/fisiopatologia , Hemodinâmica , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/cirurgia , Diálise Renal , Adolescente , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Velocidade do Fluxo Sanguíneo , Artéria Braquial/diagnóstico por imagem , Simulação por Computador , Humanos , Ligadura , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Modelos Cardiovasculares , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/diagnóstico por imagem , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/fisiopatologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Fluxo Sanguíneo Regional , Reoperação , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 17-24, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31526118

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INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to describe our experience in the treatment of femoropopliteal occlusive disease with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) followed by stenting with S.M.A.R.T. Flex vascular stent system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2014 to October 2018, 80 patients were treated at our Institution for intermittent claudication, critical, or acute limb ischemia due to total occlusion or long diffused lesions of the femoropopliteal segment. Main study end points are primary patency, target lesion revascularization, and stent fractures; secondary end points are major amputation rate, procedure-related bleeding, incidence of intrastent restenosis, and primary assisted patency after reintervention. RESULTS: Mean follow-up time was 21 months (range 2-48 months). Primary patency rate was 80% (64 patients of 80), with mean covered lesion length of 8.2 cm. The deployment of a single stent was obtained for 57 (89%) patients, with a mean stent length of 9.86 cm. Of 80 patients, 2 (2.5%) had early stent occlusion within first 48 hours after the procedure, while 4 (5%) of 80 patients experienced stent occlusion within first 6 months. Of 80 patients, 6 (7.5%) had an intrastent restenosis detected at duplex ultrasound with a primary-assisted patency after simple re-PTA procedures of 83.3% at 12 months. DISCUSSION: In the literature, primary patency after PTA and stenting of the femoropopliteal trunk seems to be related to several variables, such as number of stents used, specific stent length, diameters, type and length of lesions, type of pathology (if acute or chronic), and number of preoperatory patent below-the-knee vessels. In this study, we try to analyze each single factor in order to understand their role in predisposing specific stent restenosis. CONCLUSIONS: S.M.A.R.T. Flex vascular stent system has shown good results in terms of primary patency in the treatment of calcified lesions both at SFA and at popliteal level. However, in our experience, stent patency seems to be significantly poorer in patients presenting with acute limb ischemia associated with chronic atherosclerotic disease as well as for lesions located in the mid-distal part of the popliteal artery and both when number of stents increases or number of runoff vessel decreases.


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Angioplastia/instrumentação , Artéria Femoral , Claudicação Intermitente/terapia , Isquemia/terapia , Doença Arterial Periférica/terapia , Artéria Poplítea , Stents , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Angioplastia/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Artéria Femoral/diagnóstico por imagem , Artéria Femoral/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Claudicação Intermitente/diagnóstico por imagem , Claudicação Intermitente/fisiopatologia , Isquemia/diagnóstico por imagem , Isquemia/fisiopatologia , Itália , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Doença Arterial Periférica/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença Arterial Periférica/fisiopatologia , Artéria Poplítea/diagnóstico por imagem , Artéria Poplítea/fisiopatologia , Recidiva , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Grau de Desobstrução Vascular
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 80-84, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31533547

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Brachial artery pseudoaneurysms (BAPs) are rare but could lead to complications of high morbidity. We report a case of a BAP presenting with hand ischemia and median nerve neuropathy nearly a decade after the inciting iatrogenic trauma, successfully treated with excision and direct repair. This report highlights that untreated pseudoaneurysms can be indolent and present late with both symptoms of embolization and local compression.


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Falso Aneurisma/etiologia , Artéria Braquial/lesões , Doença Iatrogênica , Isquemia/etiologia , Flebotomia/efeitos adversos , Extremidade Superior/irrigação sanguínea , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/etiologia , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Falso Aneurisma/diagnóstico por imagem , Falso Aneurisma/fisiopatologia , Falso Aneurisma/cirurgia , Artéria Braquial/diagnóstico por imagem , Artéria Braquial/fisiopatologia , Artéria Braquial/cirurgia , Humanos , Isquemia/diagnóstico por imagem , Isquemia/fisiopatologia , Isquemia/cirurgia , Masculino , Neuropatia Mediana/etiologia , Fluxo Sanguíneo Regional , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/fisiopatologia , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/cirurgia
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 25-35, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537181

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to present our personal experience using covered nitinol stent-graft in the treatment of outflow tract stenosis of arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) for hemodialysis access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2015 and October 2017, we retrospectively evaluated 36 (24 males, 12 females; mean age: 65.6 years) patients with AVGs on hemodialysis who underwent percutaneous angioplasty followed by endovascular stent-graft deployment for the treatment of stenosis of the venous outflow of the AVG. Indication for treatment included early restenosis (<3 months after previous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty [PTA]), long stenosis (stenoses >50% extending for a length >5 cm), and recoil of the stenosis after PTA performed with a noncompliant high-pressure balloon. Of 36 patients, 27 (75%) required surgical thrombectomy prior to endovascular procedure. Technical success, clinical success, primary and secondary patency, and safety were evaluated. RESULTS: Technical success was 100%, and clinical success was 94.4%. Primary patency was 94.4%, 72.2%, 63%, 45.9%, and 45.9% at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months (average: 215 days, range: 9-653 days); secondary patency was 94.4% and 86.1% at 1 and 3 months; 80.4% at 6, 12, and 18 months; and 53.6% at 24 months (average: 276.8 days, range: 9-744 days). No deaths were registered. CONCLUSIONS: In selected cases, the use of stent-graft represents an effective and safe solution for the treatment of stenotic complications of the venous outflow of AVGs, even in the setting of access thrombosis.


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Derivação Arteriovenosa Cirúrgica/instrumentação , Implante de Prótese Vascular/instrumentação , Prótese Vascular , Procedimentos Endovasculares/instrumentação , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/cirurgia , Diálise Renal , Stents , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Ligas , Derivação Arteriovenosa Cirúrgica/efeitos adversos , Implante de Prótese Vascular/efeitos adversos , Procedimentos Endovasculares/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Politetrafluoretileno , Desenho de Prótese , Reoperação , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Grau de Desobstrução Vascular
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 36-41, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570064

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OBJECTIVES: Although traumatic injuries to the superior mesenteric vein (SMV), portal vein (PV), and hepatic vein (HV) are rare, their impact is significant. Small single center reports estimate mortality rates ranging from 29% to 100%. Our aim is to elucidate the incidence and outcomes associated with each injury due to unique anatomic positioning and varied tolerance of ligation. We hypothesize that SMV injury is associated with a lower risk of mortality compared to HV and PV injury in adult trauma patients. METHODS: The Trauma Quality Improvement Program database (2010-2016) was queried for patients with injury to either the SMV, PV, or HV. A multivariable logistic regression model was used for analysis. RESULTS: From 1,403,466 patients, 966 (0.07%) had a single major hepatoportal venous injury with 460 (47.6%) involving the SMV, 281 (29.1%) involving the PV, and 225 (23.3%) involving the HV. There was no difference in the percentage of patients undergoing repair or ligation between SMV, PV, and HV injuries (P > .05). Compared to those with PV and HV injuries, patients with SMV injury had a higher rate of concurrent bowel resection (38.5% vs 12.1% vs 7.6%, P < .001) and lower mortality (33.3% vs 45.9% vs 49.3%, P < .01). After controlling for covariates, traumatic SMV injury increased the risk of mortality (odds ratio [OR] 1.59, confidence interval [CI] = 1.00-2.54, P = .05) in adult trauma patients; however, this was less than PV injury (OR = 2.77, CI = 1.56-4.93, P = .001) and HV injury (OR = 2.70, CI = 1.46-4.99, P = .002). CONCLUSION: Traumatic SMV injury had a lower rate of mortality compared to injuries of the HV and PV. SMV injury increased the risk of mortality by 60% in adult trauma patients, whereas PV and HV injuries nearly tripled the risk of mortality.


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Veias Hepáticas/lesões , Veia Porta/lesões , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Veias Hepáticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Veias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Veia Porta/diagnóstico por imagem , Veia Porta/cirurgia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/mortalidade , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/cirurgia , Adulto Jovem
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 42-46, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31578127

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OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, the incidence of femoral pseudoaneurysms requiring repair is small, but at a tertiary care center, the repair rate is higher due to referrals. We sought to specifically study patients who suffered postcatheterization pseudoaneurysms requiring thrombin injection or operative repair and compare them to our routine transfemoral endovascular patients to identify predictors of clinically significant pseudoaneurysms. The underlying goal would be to identify what makes these patients that develop pseudoaneurysms different. METHODS: A search of our billing records for Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes of these 2 procedures between January 2008 and April 2018 was combined with our institution's Peripheral Vascular Intervention Vascular Quality Initiative database spanning from January 2013 to December 2017. A comparison was then performed between patients who had the outcome of operative intervention for a pseudoaneurysm complication and those who did not, with the goal of elucidating patient demographics and periprocedural factors that would predict pseudoaneurysm formation using univariate and multivariate analyses. RESULTS: There were 77 patients who required thrombin injection or open repair for access-related pseudoaneurysms and 324 patients who did not. Complications occurred more often in patients who were older than 75 (40.2% vs 21.9%; P = .0009), female (57.1% vs 38.6%; P = .003), obese (59.7% vs 33.3%; P < .001), hypertensive (96.1% vs 79.3%; P = .0005), who received a sheath >6F (32.4% vs 13%; P < .0001), intraoperative and postoperative anticoagulation (77.3% vs 32.7% and 52.1% vs 24.2%, respectively; P < .0001), and periprocedural P2Y12 inhibitors (48.7% vs 28%; P = .0005). Less complications were observed in patients who had a closure device used (42.9% vs 8.45%; P < .0001) and protamine reversal (26.5% vs 13.3%; P = .0163). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings validate published reports that incriminate a larger sheath size, perioperative anticoagulation, and female gender as increasing the rate of access site complications, with the use of a closure device being protective.


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Falso Aneurisma/etiologia , Cateterismo Periférico/efeitos adversos , Artéria Femoral/lesões , Virilha/irrigação sanguínea , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/etiologia , Demandas Administrativas em Assistência à Saúde , Idoso , Falso Aneurisma/diagnóstico , Falso Aneurisma/terapia , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Artéria Femoral/diagnóstico por imagem , Humanos , Illinois , Injeções , Masculino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Trombina/administração & dosagem , Fatores de Tempo , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Vasculares , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Lesões do Sistema Vascular/terapia
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Vasc Endovascular Surg ; 54(1): 51-57, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31601161

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BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in patients with organ transplant remains a challenge. We looked at AAA repair in patients with organ transplants at our tertiary liver and kidney transplant unit. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database was undertaken from January 2008 to July 2018. We looked at patient demographics, type of repair, and technical success including reinterventions, perioperative transplant organ function, and 30-day and 1-year survival rate. Eight of 662 patients who underwent AAA repair had a solid organ transplant. Of these, 5 were kidney transplants, 2 liver transplants, and 1 had kidney and liver transplant; 75% were male; and average age was 63.4 (range: 49-83). All patients had asymptomatic AAAs, and 6 were treated with standard endovascular repair, 1 standard repair with iliac branch device, and 1 open repair. Adjunctive techniques such as CO2 angiograms, deployment of main body through contralateral iliac, low-profile sheaths, custom-made stent grafts, and temporary axillo-femoral shunting were used to protect transplant organs. Thirty-day survival was 100% with 1 death at 5 months from liver failure, and 1 patient has a persistent type-2 endoleak 3 years after the procedure. CONCLUSION: Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in patients with organ transplants can be undertaken using adjunctive endovascular and open surgical techniques.


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Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/cirurgia , Implante de Prótese Vascular , Procedimentos Endovasculares , Transplante de Rim , Transplante de Fígado , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/diagnóstico por imagem , Implante de Prótese Vascular/efeitos adversos , Bases de Dados Factuais , Procedimentos Endovasculares/efeitos adversos , Inglaterra , Feminino , Humanos , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Fígado/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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