Journal watch 22nd April

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Welcome to the 5th edition of Cardiothoracics journal watch

Key publications in cardiothoracic anaesthesia, cardiothoracic critical care, acute cardiology, echocardiography, and cardiothoracic surgery from the last 7 days

 

 

Articles of the week (free full text)

Anticoagulant and side-effects of protamine in cardiac surgery (BJA)

Intraoperative ECMO in lung transplantation (JTCVS)

 

 

Anaesthesia journals

BJA

Cerebrospinal-fluid drain-related complications in patients undergoing open and endovascular repairs of thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic pathologies: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Anticoagulant and side-effects of protamine in cardiac surgery: a narrative review

Use of prothrombin complex concentrate for management of coagulopathy after cardiac surgery: a propensity score matched comparison to plasma

 

Anaesthesia

The association between borderline pre‐operative anaemia in women and outcomes after cardiac surgery: a cohort study

 

A and A

Unexpected Cardiac Computed Tomography Findings in Patients With Postoperative Myocardial Injury

No Significant Association Between the Transfusion of Small Volumes of Leukocyte-Depleted Red Blood Cells and Mortality Over 7 Years of Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis

Low Cardiac Output Syndrome After Adult Cardiac Surgery: Predictive Value of Peak Systolic Global Longitudinal Strain

Reduced Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain Predicts Prolonged Hospitalization: A Cohort Analysis of Patients Having Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery

Anesthetic Considerations for Patients Undergoing Bronchial Thermoplasty

 

Anesthesiology

Images in Anesthesiology: Spinal Subdural Hematoma after Spinal Drain for Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

 

 

ICM journals

CCM

Monitoring the Relationship Between Changes in Cerebral Oxygenation and Electroencephalography Patterns During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Feasibility Study*

 

 

General medical journals

NEJM

ECG Pattern Associated with Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Occlusion

Case 12-2018: A 30-Year-Old Woman with Cardiac Arrest

 

 

Cardiology journals

JACC
Geographic Variation in the Treatment of U.S. Adult Heart Transplant Candidates

 

Eur Heart J

The 2018 European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document on the management of supraventricular arrhythmias, endorsed by Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulación Cardiaca y Electrofisiologia (SOLAECE)

 

Circulation

NT-proBNP (N-Terminal pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide)-Guided Therapy in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

 

 

Respiratory journals

Thorax

Stability of ARDS subphenotypes over time in two randomised controlled trials

Efficacy and safety outcomes of recanalisation procedures in patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism: systematic review and network meta-analysis

 

 

Cardiothoracic surgery journals

JTCVS

Pleural mechanics and the pathophysiology of air leaks

Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the possibility of postoperative prolongation improve survival in bilateral lung transplantation

 

EJCVS

Postoperative analgesia after pulmonary resection with a focus on video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Nasal high-flow oxygen therapy improves arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation in non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery

 

 

 

 

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