Journal watch 18th March




Anaesthesia journals


Incidence and outcomes of sepsis after cardiac surgery as defined by the Sepsis-3 guidelines

Norepinephrine exerts an inotropic effect during the early phase of human septic shock



Has analgesia changed for lung resection surgery?



Prognostic Value of Hyperlactatemia and Lactate Clearance After Mitral Valve Surgery

Lactic Acidosis and Mitral Valve Surgery: Defining the Relationship


Risk Factors for Radial-to-Femoral Artery Pressure Gradient in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Arterial Pressure Monitoring and Site-Specific Gradient Issues During Cardiac Surgery


Evaluation of the Clinical Utility of Transesophageal Echocardiography and Invasive Monitoring to Assess Right Ventricular Function During and After Pulmonary Endarterectomy

TAPSE: A Red Herring After Cardiac Surgery


Noninvasive Evaluation of Native Valvular Regurgitation: A Review of the 2017 American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines for the Perioperative Echocardiographer

Intraoperative Echocardiographic Assessment of Prosthetic Valves: A Practical Approach

Assessment of Pulmonary Edema: Principles and Practice


ICM journals


Oxygen Exposure Resulting in Arterial Oxygen Tensions Above the Protocol Goal Was Associated With Worse Clinical Outcomes in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


General medical journals


Case 8-2018: A 55-Year-Old Woman with Shock and Labile Blood Pressure



Effect of On-Demand vs Routine Nebulization of Acetylcysteine With Salbutamol on Ventilator-Free Days in Intensive Care Unit Patients Receiving Invasive Ventilation


Echocardiography journals


Normal Reference Ranges for Transthoracic Echocardiography Following Heart Transplantation


Echo Res Prac

EDUCATIONAL SERIES IN CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE: Echocardiographic assessment of left to right shunts: atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, atrioventricular septal defect, patent arterial duct


Cardiology journals


N-Terminal Pro–B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Emergency Department The ICON-RELOADED Study

Bivalirudin or Heparin in Patients Undergoing Invasive Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes


Respiratory journals


Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by the Intensivist

A Man in His 80s in Respiratory Distress With a History of COPD and Congestive Heart Failure

A Lung Cancer Patient With Respiratory Insufficiency and Hemodynamic Instability

A 24-Year-Old Woman With Precipitous Respiratory Failure After Lung Transplantation



Rare adult presentation of fixed airways obstruction: remember aortic arch abnormalities


Cardiothoracic surgery journals


Preoperative atrial fibrillation portends poor outcomes after coronary bypass graft surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis

We don’t know what we need to know about atrial fibrillation


Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Insights from the Arterial Revascularization Trial

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a direct bridge to heart transplantation in adults

Retrieval of severe acute respiratory failure patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Any impact on their outcomes?

Enhanced computed tomography showing dissection-like features in an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-supported patient with no cardiac output: Can acute type A aortic dissection be excluded?

The impact of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol compliance on morbidity from resection for primary lung cancer

Spontaneous ventilation thoracoscopic thymectomy without muscle relaxant for myasthenia gravis: Comparison with “standard” thoracoscopic thymectomy



Morbid obesity is not a contraindication to transport on extracorporeal support






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