House Passes First FY 2020 Spending Package

On June 19, 2019, the United States House of Representative voted 226-203 to pass a spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The “minibus” combines four appropriations bills, including Defense, Energy and Water, Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, and State-Foreign Operations. The National Institutes of Health, the largest funder of medical research, would receive $41.1 billion in FY 2020, an increase of $2 billion over the FY 2019 enacted level. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science would receive $ 6.87 billion, an increase of $285 million or 4.3 percent above the FY 2019 level and $1.3 billion above the President’s request for FY 2020. The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), slated for elimination under the President’s budget, would receive an increase of $59 million to $425 million. The State and Foreign Operations spending bill includes a provision to keep the U.S. committed to the Paris Climate Agreement by barring allocation of any funding towards withdrawal from the agreement. The House will consider a second five-bill package including appropriations bills for Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), Agriculture-Food and Drug Administration, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, Transportation-Housing and Development this week. The House CJS bill would provide funding increases for most federal science agencies, including the National Science Foundation (+$561 million), National Aeronauti...
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Surgical treatment of left ventricular reconstruction in candidates for heart transplantation is effective, efficient, and safe, providing adequate survival.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: We conclude that in patients with acyanotic congenital cardiopathies submitted to total surgical correction, mean aortic clamping time around one hour, and cardiopulmonary bypass with moderate hypothermia, the HTK crystalloid cardioplegic solutio n offers the same myocardial protection as the cold-blood hyperkalemic cardioplegic solution analyzed, according to the variables considered in our study model.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the operative mortality rate and outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) between young and geriatric people in a single center. Methods: Eighty-five patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms who underwent EVAR between January 2012 and September 2016 were included. Outcomes were compared between two groups: the young (aged
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Left atrial reduction and radiofrequency ablation concomitant with robotically assisted mi nimally invasive mitral valve surgery can be performed safely and effectively to eliminate AF and prevent recurrence.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Objectives: To investigate the association between clinical hematologic parameters and saphenous vein graft failure after on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Methods: A total of 1950 consecutive patients underwent isolated on-pump coronary artery surgery between November 2010 and February 2013. Of these, 284 patients met our inclusion criteria; their preoperative clinical hematological parameters were retrospectively obtained for this cohort study. And of them, 109 patients underwent conventional coronary angiography after graft failure was revealed by coronary computed tomography angiography. The primary endp...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: The practice of (acute) aerobic exercise improved autonomic cardiac control in patients undergoing CABG.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Elevated anxiety levels in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery have a negative effect through prolonged QT and P-wave dispersion times. Anxiolytic treatment before surgery may be useful to prevent ventricular and atrial arrhythmias and associated complications through decreasing the QT and P-wave dispersion duration.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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