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Premier Pulse     October 2017

Through some of our own research in PubMed, we found the following physicians have published recently:

Dr. Sarah-Ashley Ferencz, a surgery resident at Miami Valley Hospital, was a collaborator in the published article “The effect of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta, partial aortic occlusion and aggressive blood transfusion on traumatic brain injury in a swine multiple injuries model” in the Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery; July 2017. Summary: Despite clinical reports of poor outcomes, the degree to which resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) exacerbates traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not known. The group hypothesized that combined effects of increased proximal mean arterial pressure (pMAP), carotid blood flow (Qcarotid), and intracranial pressure (ICP) from REBOA would lead to TBI progression compared with partial aortic occlusion (PAO) or no intervention.

Dr. Ferencz also collaborated on “Incremental balloon deflation following complete resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta results in steep inflection of flow and rapid reperfusion in a large animal model of hemorrhagic shock.” Published in the Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, July 2017. Introduction: To avoid potential cardiovascular collapse after resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), current guidelines recommend methodically deflating the balloon for five minutes to gradually reperfuse distal tissue beds. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that this approach may still result in unpredictable aortic flow rates and hemodynamic instability. We sought to characterize aortic flow dynamics following REBOA as the balloon is deflated in accordance with current practice guidelines.

Dr. Peter Ekeh was a collaborator in the published article “Paying it forward: Four-year analysis of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Mentoring Program” in the Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, July 2017. Summary: Mentorship programs in surgery are used to overcome barriers to clinical and academic productivity, research success, and work-life balance. The team sought to determine if the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Mentoring Program has met its goals of fostering academic and personal growth in young acute care surgeons.

Dr. T. Tun Aung was a collaborator on the published article “A classic case of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and literature review” in the Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Prespective. June 6, 2017. Abstract: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a relatively under-recognized hereditary cardiomyopathy. It is characterized pathologically by fibro-fatty infiltration of right ventricular (RV) myocardium and clinically by consequences of RV electrical instability. Timely intervention with device therapy and pharmacotherapy may help reduce the risk of arrhythmic events or sudden cardiac death.

Drs. Kevin Kravitz, T. Tun Aung, and E. Roberto collaborated on the published article “Cardiogenic Shock, Acute Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Complete Heart Block After Cavo-Tricuspid Isthmus Atrial Flutter Ablation” in Cardiology Research, April 8, 2017. Abstract: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is the first-line management of cavo-tricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter. It has been performed with 95 percent success rate. Adverse events are very rare. We report the first case of acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and complete heart block developed after successful atrial flutter ablation.

Dr. Gary Fishbein was a collaborator on the article “Lower Extremity Revascularization Using Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Directional Atherectomy: Final Results of the EValuatIon of the PantheriS OptIcal COherence Tomography ImagiNg Atherectomy System for Use in the Peripheral Vasculature (VISION) Study” in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, June 24, 2017. Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided atherectomy catheter in treating patients with symptomatic femoropopliteal disease.

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