Journal watch 13 May

Welcome to the 8th edition of Cardiothoracics journal watch.

Key publications in cardiothoracic anaesthesia, cardiothoracic critical care and echocardiography from the last 7 days.

 

 

Anaesthesia journals

Anaesthesiology

Delayed Tension Pneumomediastinum after Cardiac Surgery

 

A and A

Impact of 2 Distinct Levels of Mean Arterial Pressure on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy During Cardiac Surgery: Secondary Outcome From a Randomized Clinical Trial

 

JCVA

Does the “Weekend Effect” for Postoperative Mortality Stand Up to Scrutiny? Association for Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care Cohort Study of 110,728 Cardiac Surgical Patients

Comparison of Levosimendan and Milrinone for ECLS Weaning in Patients After Cardiac Surgery—A Retrospective Before-and-After Study

The Year in Perioperative Echocardiography: Selected Highlights from 2017

 

 

ICU journals

ICM

A state of the art review on optimal practices to prevent, recognize, and manage complications associated with intravascular devices in the critically ill

Diagnostic workup, etiologies and management of acute right ventricle failure : A state-of-the-art paper

 

CCM

Effect of a Perioperative Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial

 

 

General medical journals

NEJM

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

 

JAMA

Association of Vasopressin Plus Catecholamine Vasopressors vs Catecholamines Alone With Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Distributive Shock

 

 

Echocardiography journals

JASE

Mean Right Atrial Pressure for Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure in Patients with Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: Invasive and Noninvasive Validation

 

 

Mechanical circulatory support

ASAIO journal

Mechanical Circulatory Support of the Right Ventricle for Adult and Pediatric Patients With Heart Failure

Left Ventricular Distension in Veno-arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: From Mechanics to Therapies

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