Record growth in heart transplants at Yale

In 2018, the Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center underwent tremendous growth due to the addition of new physicians, staff, and services.
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CONCLUSION: Compared with a laboratory-based assay, the point-of-care assay that utilizes GTS-7000® is accurate and rapid despite being slightly more expensive. Further trials using this assay are warranted.
. PMID: 30900981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
Discussion: Incomplete septal cirrhosis is an uncommon cause of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. Its definition is not well known, morphological and pathophysiological. We have not found published cases of post-RT ascites secondary to this pathology, described as possibly associated with drugs, immune alterations, infections, hypercoagulability and genetic predisposition. PMID: 30897191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
The objective of this report was to summarize current knowledge of CC, squamous intraepithelial lesions, and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in non-HIV immunocompromised women to determine best practices for CC surveillance in this population and provide recommendations for screening. We evaluated those with solid organ transplant, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, and a number of autoimmune diseases. A panel of health care professionals involved in CC research and care was assembled to review and discuss existing literature on the subject and come to conclusions about screening based on available evidence and expe...
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: HPV-Associated Disease: Diagnosis and Management Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 4Author(s): Holly J. Kramer, Raymond R. Townsend, Karen Griffin, Joseph T. Flynn, Daniel E. Weiner, Michael V. Rocco, Michael J. Choi, Matthew R. Weir, Tara I. Chang, Rajiv Agarwal, Srinivasan BeddhuHypertension is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and reduction of elevated blood pressure (BP) remains an important intervention for slowing kidney disease progression. Over the past decade, the most appropriate BP target for initiation and titration of BP-lowering medications has been an area of intense ...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCurrent psychosocial assessment practices in LVAD programs vary widely and often yield non-standardized, non-comparable data that may lead to variations in care and limit generation of an evidence base for decision making regarding psychosocial eligibility for LVAD implantation.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion and perspectivesOur studies will allow us to determine the importance of glucose uptake and usage in the failing adult heart.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionCardiac resynchronization therapy seems to be less efficient in LMNA patients compared to usual implanted patients with other type of advanced cardiomyopathy. An impaired right ventricular stroke function seems to be the only predictive factor leading to poor response to CRT.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The efficacy of cell transplantation in heart failure is reportedly modest, but adjuvant drugs combined with cell therapy may improve this efficacy. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ, one of t...
Source: Cardiovascular Diabetology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original investigation Source Type: research
The International Society for Heart&Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) guidelines for Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) includes assessment of four elements of psychosocial functioning prior to Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation. Information about the practices and impact of assessments of psychosocial functioning are limited.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study characterizes the performance and challenges of a novel multi-lumen cannula coupled to an external blood pump proposed as a potential Fontan cavopulmonary assist strategy.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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