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Robson M J - - 2001
We reported that a decline in cognitive performance 3 mo after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is associated with palpable aortic atheroma, but not postoperative jugular bulb oxyhemoglobin saturation (SjO2) <50%. However, the effect of SjO2 on clinical neurologic findings is not known. S100beta is a possible surrogate biochemical marker ...
Huber T S - - 2001
The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) has played a significant role in the development and evolution of vascular surgery. This study was designed to document the contribution to the scientific literature and to highlight the important publications from the annual meetings of the SAVS on its 25th anniversary. A ...
Shigematsu K - - 2001
Midgraft stenosis of the prosthesis after bypass surgery has seldom been reported. A man presented with an ischemic ulcer of the left foot. He had undergone bilateral femoropopliteal bypass surgery as well as left-sided iliofemoral bypass surgery with a knitted Dacron graft. The graft in his left thigh was occluded. ...
Millar S M - - 2001
Perioperative levels of jugular bulb oxyhaemoglobin saturation (Sj(O(2))) and lactate concentration (Lj), and postoperative duration of Sj(O(2))<50% were compared between patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) (n=86), heart valve (n=14) and abdominal aortic (n=16) surgery. Radial artery and jugular bulb blood samples were aspirated after induction of anaesthesia, during ...
Shapira I - - 2001
This review of the literature is presented in an attempt to keep pace with the constantly changing statistics in postsurgical outcomes, which reflect the considerable strides in technology and technical skills that have been made during the past decade in cardiovascular surgery. Although there is still much to be done ...
Zegdi R - - 2001
Performing a conventional vascular anastomosis during minimally invasive surgery remains a technically difficult and time-consuming task. The purpose of our study was to assess the efficacy of a new sutureless vascular prosthesis. Through a left thoracotomy, a short segment of the descending aorta was bypassed in eight sheep. Our Dacron ...
Brancaccio G - - 2001
Chylothorax is a rare but serious complication of cardiac surgery. A 64-year-old man with three-vessel disease underwent coronary artery bypass grafting. Ten days later he developed left pleural effusion. An intercostal drain was inserted and 1600 ml of pale pink, milky fluid were obtained. The results of biochemical analysis were ...
Kam P C - - 2001
The arterial tourniquet is widely used in upper and lower extremity surgery and in intravenous regional anaesthesia. The local and systemic physiological effects and the anaesthetic implications are reviewed. Localised complications result from either tissue compression beneath the cuff or tissue ischaemia distal to the tourniquet. Systemic effects are related ...
Meharwal Z S - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The feasibility of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery has been well demonstrated. The purpose of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of off-pump coronary artery surgery in patients with left main coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 1997 and December 2000, 174 patients ...
Mets B - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To describe the washin and washout of desflurane when first administered during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A single-arm prospective study. SETTING: University-affiliated hospital operating room. PARTICIPANTS: Ten adult patients presenting for cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Consenting patients presenting for cardiac surgery received anesthesia with midazolam and fentanyl. ...
Jansen E W - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surgery in a major cavity in the body requires space for manipulation and presentation of the target organ or site. For coronary artery grafting on the working heart, additional local cardiac wall immobilization is indispensible. METHODS: A passive hydraulic arm was developed to be mounted on the operating ...
Mariani M A - - 2001
We report the case of a patient who underwent off-pump coronary surgery, whose postoperative (3 days) angiography showed the presence of a thrombus in the left internal mammary artery. The thrombus responded to an aggressive anticoagulant treatment, showing a perfect angiographic result 15 months later. According to our previous studies, ...
Gölba┼či I - - 2001
We performed coronary artery bypass grafting on a 58-year-old man who only 9 months earlier had undergone right pneumonectomy for bronchial carcinoma. Although his preoperative pulmonary function had been poor, coronary artery bypass surgery was successful, and the patient was discharged on the 9th postoperative day Two years after surgery, ...
Coulson A S - - 2001
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Subclavian/axillary artery to coronary artery bypass (SAXCAB) surgery is defined as a minimally (or less) invasive coronary revascularization procedure where one or more grafts are anastomosed to the second or third parts of the subclavian artery or any of the three parts of the axillary artery (inflow ...
Borger M A - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of patent or diseased aorta-coronary bypass grafts and retrograde cardioplegia on mortality during reoperative coronary bypass surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of prospectively gathered data, supplemented by systematic chart review, of all patients (n = 744) undergoing reoperative coronary bypass surgery at our ...
Yoon B W - - 2001
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although extracranial carotid artery disease (ECAD) is accepted as a risk factor for central nervous system (CNS) complications after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, it remains to be clarified whether intracranial cerebral artery disease (ICAD) may also increase the risk. We conducted a prospective study to ...
Kappert U - - 2001
Minimally invasive surgical procedures have become a part of routine cardiac surgery. The surgical techniques have been developed for the treatment of coronary artery disease in order to minimize surgical trauma. With the introduction of a 3-D-based totally endoscopically functioning system into minimally invasive cardiac (MIC) surgery, further reduction of ...
Zilbert A W - - 2001
This is a case review of a patient who, during surgery for stress incontinence using the tension-free vaginal tape procedure, sustained a laceration to the right external iliac artery.
Sipsas N V - - 2001
We report a case of sternal tuberculosis following sternotomy, which was performed during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Although pre-operative evaluation revealed signs of asymptomatic tuberculosis of the lung, isoniazid chemoprophylaxis was not instituted, and the patient developed active tuberculosis in both the lung and sternum 5 y later.
Acorda R - - 2000
Several new surgical approaches to coronary artery disease revascularization have been developed to avoid the adverse effects associated with conventional coronary bypass graft surgery and the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. This article describes some of these approaches, including minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft surgery, port access surgery, hybrid ...
Ogino H - - 2000
We report successful coronary artery bypass grafting through a lower partial sternotomy for a patient with a tracheostoma. He required a tracheotomy for serious laryngeal edema which developed during anesthetic induction prior to elective conventional coronary surgery. A safe alternative approach, comprising a lower midline skin incision with a lower ...
Iwakura A - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Poor healing of the sternum often limits the use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITAs) in coronary bypass surgery, especially for diabetic patients. We have reported that basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) enhanced regeneration of the skull. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of topical use of ...
Kappert U - - 2000
With the introduction of the da Vinci robotic surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, Mountain View, CA) into minimally invasive cardiac surgery, the outlook of performing coronary artery bypass operations "closed chest" became a reality. Between May 1999 and July 2000 this wrist-enhanced instrumentation was used in 143 patients (107 men, 36 ...
Kappert U - - 2000
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of a wrist-enhanced robotic surgical system into minimally invasive cardiac surgery, the outlook of performing closed chest coronary artery bypass operations became a reality. METHODS: Since May, 1999, this new wrist-enhanced instrumentation has been used in 109 (79 male, 30 female, median age 63 +/- 9.9 ...
Wijesinghe L D - - 2000
Acute lower limb ischaemia is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The authors describe an unusual cause of arterial occlusion two weeks following aorto-coronary bypass surgery. This case should make vascular surgeons aware of the possibility of prosthetic materials acting as emboli. Furthermore, they should also be mindful that the ...
Watters M P - - 2000
Cerebral emboli detected by transcranial Doppler imaging were recorded in 20 patients undergoing multiple-vessel coronary artery bypass surgery, either with or without cardiopulmonary bypass, in a prospective unblinded comparative study. Emboli were recorded continuously from the time of pericardial incision until 10 min after the last aortic instrumentation. The numbers ...
Niinami H - - 2000
A method of heart retraction during coronary artery bypass operations is described. The technique improves exposure of the coronary arteries, especially of the circumflex and posterior descending coronary branches during grafting. In addition, it is simple, safe, and inexpensive. Furthermore, this technique can be applied for off-pump coronary artery bypass ...
Sparks D L - - 2000
We investigated the brains of non-demented individuals with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and found evidence of Alzheimer-like lesions. This neuropathology consisted of premature presence of beta-amyloid-containing senile plaques (SP) without increased prevalence of neurofibrillary tangles. Low levels of SP occurred in 20 to 45- year-old subjects with MVP, and much ...
Weissman C - - 2000
Cardiac and thoracic surgery cause alterations in ventilatory function that can lead to significant postoperative pulmonary complications. These complications often occur among patients with pre-existing pulmonary dysfunction and cause significantly longer hospital stays. This review explores some of the recent literature concerning this issue, including the effects of lung reduction ...
Butterworth J - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Females have worse outcome than do males after coronary artery bypass grafting; however, gender effects on length of stay (LOS) outcomes, such as duration of intubation or intensive care unit (ICU) LOS, have not been evaluated previously. The authors hypothesized that adjustment for pertinent preoperative covariates would eliminate any ...
Matte P - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with the use of mammary arteries is associated with severe alteration of lung function parameters. The purpose of the present study was to compare the effect on lung function tests of conventional physiotherapy using incentive spirometry (IS) with non-invasive ventilation on continuous positive ...
Walsted A - - 2000
Hearing loss (HL) is a rare complication following cardiac surgery with extracorporal circulation (CSWEC) or other non-otologic surgery under general anesthesia, as is HL caused by loss of cerebrospinal fluid during neurosurgery or spinal anesthesia. The incidence of HL after CSWEC is not known since preoperative hearing testing is not ...
Sha'aban R I - - 2000
Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is caused by microvascular occlusion of the prelaminar or laminar portion of the optic nerve head. The main types are arteritic, non-arteritic, and autoimmune. Few cases were reported following coronary artery bypass surgery. A 63-year-old man, who is both diabetic and hypertensive, underwent coronary artery bypass ...
Ascione R - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Emphasis on cost containment in coronary artery bypass surgery is becoming increasingly important in modern hospital management. The revival of interest in off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass surgery may influence the economic outcome. This study examines these effects. METHODS: Two hundred patients undergoing first-time coronary artery bypass surgery ...
McCourt K C - - 1999
We have assessed the haemodynamic effects of rapacuronium (Org 9487) in adults undergoing cardiac surgery and compared these with vecuronium and placebo. We studied 56 adult patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting or valve replacement surgery using a fentanyl-based anaesthetic technique. A pulmonary artery flotation catheter was inserted before induction ...
Royse A G - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: To determine if arterial conduit selection or more efficient arterial revascularization techniques influence in-hospital mortality. METHODS: Data from patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 1998 (n = 1681) was collected prospectively. Logistic regression analysis was performed. RESULTS: ...
Stanbridge R D - - 1999
OBJECTIVES: The technical aspects of minimal invasive surgery are discussed, together with a comparison of off-pump MIDCAB with off-pump sternotomy, with special respect to outcomes of death, infarct and anastomoses. METHODS: Technical aspects of beating heart surgery are described under the headings: Trauma; Access; Stabilisation; Ischaemia; Haemostasis; Suturing; and Circulatory ...
Gödje O - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive coronary surgery has gained more and more clinical acceptance. A clear contrast to the minimally invasive idea is the highly invasive pulmonary artery catheter used for hemodynamic monitoring during the operation. We evaluated a less invasive device which calculates cardiac output (CO) and hemodynamics based on arterial ...
Lloyd C T - - 1999
The gastroepiploic artery is widely used an arterial conduit during coronary artery revascularisation surgery. We report an unusual complication of a 56-year-old man who developed a late intra-abdominal abscess extending into the mediastinum adjacent to the right ventricle more than 2 years after surgery. This was managed with percutaneous drainage ...
Arnoletti J P - - 1999
We report on a 51-year-old man with severe two-vessel coronary disease and an ejection fraction of 15% who presented with myocardial ischemia and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia after coronary angioplasty. Before coronary bypass surgery, the antithrombin agent argatroban was used for anticoagulation and an intraaortic balloon pump was inserted. Direct coronary bypass ...
Tanemoto K - - 1999
We report a septal branch right ventricular fistula complicated after coronary snaring in coronary artery bypass surgery without aortic cross-clamping. The tip of the needle of the snaring suture is made blunt in order to decrease the risk of mechanical injury, but trauma to the septal branch is possible. This ...
Yokoyama H - - 1999
A one-stage procedure for the treatment of mediastinitis after coronary bypass surgery utilizing the right gastroepiploic artery is described. This procedure consists of thorough debridement of mediastinal pus and necrotic tissue, excision of infected sternal bone, mediastinal irrigation, and immediate transfer of the "remnant" omental pedicle based on the "left" ...
Wallace A W - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide-dependent factors (serotonin, activated platelets, acetylcholine) cause vasodilation in normal coronary arteries but vasoconstrict atherosclerotic vessels. This experiment tested the hypothesis that intravenous systemic infusions of L-arginine, a precursor for nitric oxide production, dilate the coronary vascular bed of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS: Twenty ...
Garcia-Pachon E - - 1999
This study describes a 64-yr-old male with a chronic left pleural effusion following a coronary artery bypass 3 yrs earlier. On thoracocentesis, turbid fluid was obtained with crystals of cholesterol on microscopic examination, establishing the diagnosis of pseudochylothorax. The pleural fluid cholesterol level was 207 mg x dL(-1) (5.36 mmol ...
Anderson T - - 1999
Data from the Brachial Artery Normalization of Forearm Function (BANFF) trial indicate that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and other vasoactive substances appear to differ in their ability to improve endothelial dysfunction. Only quinapril, which is a lipophilic ACE inhibitor with high affinity for tissue ACE, produced a significant improvement in ...
Lin J C - - 1999
Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery has become an attractive alternative technique to treat coronary artery insufficiency. Changes in surgical and anesthesia techniques have led to reduced pulmonary morbidity associated with the operation. Early extubation is typically expected. However, postoperative pain management becomes even more important with early ...
Hannan E L - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: The study sought to determine if there were race/ethnicity or gender differences in access to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery among patients who have been designated as appropriate and as necessary for that surgery according to the RAND methodology. METHODS: RAND appropriateness and necessity criteria were used to ...
Günen E - - 1999
Routine follow-up investigation methods after peripheral arterial bypass surgery, such as arteriography and colour duplex sonography, do not always allow correct analysis of moderate alterations in the vessel wall, e.g. initial stages of distal anastomotic intimal hyperplasia (DAIH). The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of angioscopy ...
Moisés V A - - 1998
The goal of this study was to assess left ventricular segmental wall motion (SWM) abnormalities during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and its impact on the immediate postoperative outcome. Transesophageal echocardiography was used intraoperatively in 27 patients (mean age 57 years) who had CABG without CPB. ...
Hirata N - - 1998
Simultaneous minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair were conducted in a 66-year-old man uneventful, requiring no transfusion. Surgery required 9 hours and 2 minutes. The tracheal tube was extubated in the operating room. Postoperative bleeding was 215 ml. The postoperative course was very smooth, with ...
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