The Journal of pediatrics
To evaluate the efficacy of Cogmed Working Memory Training compared with the standard of care to improve executive function and social outcomes in adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) who underwent open-heart surgery in infancy and to identify factors associated with changes in outcomes following the intervention. In a single-center, ran...
Journal of surgical case reports
Diverticulitis, though a common gastrointestinal disease, is rare following open-heart surgery. There is insufficient data regarding its incidence and management post-cardiac surgery. Especially in patients with atypical presentation, diagnosis and management can be challenging. This case outlines one such atypical diverticulitis case in which a 57...
Archives of disease in childhood
Despite mean scores within the normative range, a high proportion of preschool children with CHD with or without surgery are at early cognitive risk. SGA is a strong predictor of the neurodevelopmental prognosis in CHD.
Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
The study aim was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool in critically ill patients. A repeated measures design was used for the study. A convenience sample of 66 patients who had undergone open-heart surgery in the cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit in Ordu, Turkey, was recruited for the study. ...
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to assess the impact of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) on outcomes after open-heart surgery (OHS). BackgroundAcute kidney injury after OHS portends significant morbidity and mortality. MethodsData from all adult patients undergoing OHS from January 2000 to April 2010 who underwent renal duplex ultra...
Annals of pediatric cardiology
Elevated RDW appears to be associated with prolonged recovery after TOF repair, the precise underlying mechanisms are worth investigating.
The Pan African medical journal
West Africa is one of the poorest regions of the world. The sixteen nations listed by the United Nations in this sub-region have some of the lowest gross domestic products in the world. Health care infrastructure is deficient in most of these countries. Cardiac surgery, with its heavy financial outlay is unavailable in many West African countries. ...
Background: This study evaluated the effects of methylprednisolone on cortisol and cell-mediated immune response (T-lymphocytes and HLA-DR+ monocytes) in peripheral blood after open-heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for ventricular septal defect. Methods: A prospective observational study was carried out in a tertiary multidisciplinar...
The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
A 46-year-old female with alcoholic liver dysfunction was admitted for mitral regurgitation due to infective endocarditis. She underwent mitral valvuloplasty and resection of the vegetation without complication. After removal of the chest tube, late cardiac tamponade occurred and subsequently recurred. On the 64th day after mitral valvuloplasty, we...
Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital
We present a brief summary of the 10 greatest cardiologic developments and discoveries of the 20th century Described are electrocardiography; preventive cardiology and the Framingham Study; "lipid hypotheses" and atherosclerosis; coronary care units; echocardiography; thrombolytic therapy; cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography; open-hear...