Evaluation of Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events.


Anesthesiology. 2015 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Evaluation of Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events.

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  • 1From the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (K.C.N., A.P., S.S.); Departments of Anesthesia (K.C.N.) and Medicine (D.W.B.), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Partners Healthcare Systems, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts (K.C.N., D.L.S., D.W.B.); and Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (D.W.B.).

Journal of Thoracic Disease: Focused Issue on Current Challenges in Transcatheter Valve Therapies Edited by Sabine Bleiziffer



Focused Issue on Current Challenges in Transcatheter Valve Therapies
Edited by Sabine Bleiziffer

Patient selection Redo aortic valve surgery versus transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for failing surgical bioprosthetic valves consecutive patients in a single-center setting >>Magdalena Erlebach, Michael Wottke, et al.

Due to a considerable rise in bioprosthetic as opposed to mechanical valve implantations, an increase of patients presenting with failing bioprosthetic surgical valves in need of a reoperation is to be expected…
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SHV Challenges in valve-in-valve therapy>>Alia Noorani, Rahee Radia, Vinayak Bapat

At present, the majority of surgical heart valves implanted are bioprosthetic valves. Over time however, these are prone to structural deterioration, which may manifest as valvular stenosis, regurgitation or a combination of the two…
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MitraClip MitraClip—data analysis of contemporary literature >>Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, et al.

Treatment of mitral regurgitation with the MitraClip , a percutaneous, transseptal edge-to-edge reconstruction of the mitral valve, has become an interesting treatment option in most patients not eligible for surgery…
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table Sedation or general anesthesia for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) >>N. Patrick Mayr, Jonathan Michel, et al.

There is increasing interest in performing this procedure under conscious sedation (TAVI-S) rather than the previously favoured approach of general anesthesia (TAVI-GA)…
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Table Acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve implantation >>Maximilian Scherner, Thorsten Wahlers

This article presents an overview over the current literature concerning acute kidney injury (AKI) after TAVI with regard to the definition of AKI, the impact of AKI on mortality and potential risk factors…
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table Current challenges in interventional mitral valve treatment >>Maurizio Taramasso, Alessandro Candreva, et al.

As multiple technologies and different approaches will become available in the field of mitral valve interventions, different challenges are emerging, both patient and procedure-related…
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Installation Preferential short cut or alternative route the transaxillary access for transcatheter aortic valve implantation >>Niklas Schofer, Florian Deuschl, et al.

The indication, access and implantation technique, procedural outcome, and future perspectives of the transaxillary approach for TAVI are reviewed in this paper…
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apical closure devices Access and closure of the left ventricular apex state of play >>Johannes Amadeus Ziegelmueller, Rüdiger Lange, Sabine Bleiziffer

Various apical closure devices are currently being developed under the premise of increasing overall safety of the TA-TAVI approach by further standardizing the procedure, alleviating left ventricular access and minimizing the risk of complications…
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Meet the Professor with AME in ACS 2015: Kofi Herve Yangni-Angate


Professor Yangni-Angate is a Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgeon, consultant, and director capacities at the Institute of Cardiology, Abidjan, Bouake University Medical School, and the University College of Korhogo. Professor Yangni-Angate is also the founding father of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, the African Association of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgeons, and the African Society of Morphology

Possible Subclinical Leaflet Thrombosis in Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves

Possible Subclinical Leaflet Thrombosis in Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves.

Makkar RR, Fontana G, Jilaihawi H, Chakravarty T, Kofoed KF, de Backer O, Asch FM, Ruiz CE, Olsen NT, Trento A, Friedman J, Berman D, Cheng W, Kashif M, Jelnin V, Kliger CA, Guo H, Pichard AD, Weissman NJ, Kapadia S, Manasse E, Bhatt DL, Leon MB, Søndergaard L.

N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print]http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1509233?query=featured_home

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015


Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and Turkish-born Aziz Sancar won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for work on mapping how cells repair damaged DNA, giving insight into cancer treatments, the award-giving body said on Wednesday.

“Their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura “for thier discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” and the other half to Youyou Tu “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria”.