Nancy A Nussmeier
Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
- Complications of the COX-2 inhibitors parecoxib and valdecoxib after cardiac surgeryNancy A Nussmeier
Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77225 0345, USA
N Engl J Med 352:1081-91. 2005..Valdecoxib and its intravenous prodrug parecoxib are used to treat postoperative pain but may involve risk after coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG). We conducted a randomized trial to assess the safety of these drugs after CABG...
- Common perioperative problems for the cardiac anesthesiologistNancy A Nussmeier
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Tex Heart Inst J 32:459-60. 2005
- Management of temperature during and after cardiac surgeryNancy A Nussmeier
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, and Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Tex Heart Inst J 32:472-6. 2005....
- Safety and efficacy of the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors parecoxib and valdecoxib after noncardiac surgeryNancy A Nussmeier
the Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77225, USA
Anesthesiology 104:518-26. 2006..The authors conducted a randomized trial to examine their safety and analgesic efficacy in patients recovering from major noncardiac surgical procedures...
- Anesthetic management for implantation of the Jarvik 2000 left ventricular assist systemNancy A Nussmeier
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Anesth Analg 97:964-71, table of contents. 2003....
- Hormone replacement therapy is associated with improved survival in women undergoing coronary artery bypass graftingNancy A Nussmeier
Departments of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Biostatistics Epidemiology, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Tex 77225 0345, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1225-9. 2002..The effect of hormone replacement therapy on cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women is controversial. We investigated the roles of sex and hormone replacement status in female patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
- Impact of platelet testing on presurgical screening and implications for cardiac and noncardiac surgical proceduresArthur W Bracey
Division of Cardiovascular Pathology, The Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
Am J Cardiol 98:25N-32N. 2006....
- Improving perioperative outcomes in patients with end-stage heart failureNancy A Nussmeier
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute/St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Rev Cardiovasc Med 4:S29-34. 2003..Controlled randomized trials are needed to demonstrate improvement in cardiopulmonary or renal outcomes in such patients...
- Left ventricular unloading with an assist device results in receptor relocalization as well as increased beta-adrenergic receptor numbers: are these changes indications for outcome?Roger J Bick
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, The Texas Heart Institute and St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
J Card Surg 20:332-6. 2005..The use of left ventricular (LV) assist devices (LVADs) can improve performance and recovery of failing human hearts...
- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery in womenAmanda A Fox
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 18:344-52. 2004
- Clopidogrel and bleeding in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass graftingLiQian Chen
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Tex, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 128:425-31. 2004..Preheparin testing of platelet function with adenosine diphosphate aggregometry can identify patients at highest risk for perioperative bleeding and transfusions and might further reduce the perioperative transfusion requirement...
- Hyperthermia in the forty-eight hours after cardiopulmonary bypassWeng Y Thong
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston 77225, USA
Anesth Analg 95:1489-95, table of contents. 2002..Jugular venous bulb temperature is slightly higher than bladder temperature for several hours. Postoperative cerebral hyperthermia may contribute to the severity of cerebral injury after cardiopulmonary bypass...
- A review of risk factors for adverse neurologic outcome after cardiac surgeryNancy A Nussmeier
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute, Houston 77225, USA
J Extra Corpor Technol 34:4-10. 2002..Further research into techniques for preventing or mitigating cerebral injury, particularly in high-risk patients, is clearly mandated...
- Hormone replacement therapy is safe in women undergoing coronary artery bypass graftingNancy A Nussmeier
Ischemia Research and Education Foundation, 1111 Bayhill Drive, Suite 480, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
Tex Heart Inst J 32:507-14. 2005..01). We conclude that HRT administration before coronary artery bypass grafting does not increase women's risk of any adverse outcome...
- Increased creatine kinase MB level predicts postoperative mortality after cardiac surgery independent of new Q wavesJames Ramsay
Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:300-6. 2005..High peak enzyme level is a stronger predictor of adverse outcomes than is postoperative Q-wave myocardial infarction in this population...
- Efficacy and safety of the cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors parecoxib and valdecoxib in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgeryElisabeth Ott
Ischemia Research and Education Foundation, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:1481-92. 2003..We prospectively evaluated the safety and efficacy of a newly introduced cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery through a median sternotomy in a randomized clinical trial...
- Does gender influence the likelihood or types of complications following cardiac surgery?Amanda A Fox
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 8:283-95. 2004..Further research is needed to identify risk factors for perioperative morbidity and mortality in women undergoing cardiac surgery and to develop medical interventions to mitigate these risks...
- Impact of pexelizumab, an anti-C5 complement antibody, on total mortality and adverse cardiovascular outcomes in cardiac surgical patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypassStanton K Shernan
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 77:942-9; discussion 949-50. 2004..We examined the safety and efficacy of a C5 complement inhibitor for attenuating inflammation-mediated cardiovascular dysfunction in cardiac surgical patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass...
- The female perspective: gender in cardiothoracic surgeryNancy A Nussmeier
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:618-9. 2003
- Are women different from men in ways that matter? MaybeNancy A Nussmeier
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:264-5. 2006
- Neuroprotection in cardiac surgeryHilary P Grocott
Department of Anesthesiology, Room 3435, Duke North Hospital, Box 3094, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Anesthesiol Clin North America 21:487-509, viii. 2003..This article reviews past and present neuroprotective efforts and outlines a framework for the future development of techniques for neuroprotection during cardiac surgery...
- Gender and cardiac surgeryColleen Gorman Koch
Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, G 3, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Anesthesiol Clin North America 21:675-89. 2003..As further knowledge accumulates, it is hoped that gender-specific risk factors can be mitigated and protective factors exploited, thereby improving the outcomes for all cardiac surgery patients...
- Long-term forecasting of anesthesia workload in operating rooms from changes in a hospital's local population can be inaccurateDanielle Masursky
Department of Anesthesiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Anesth Analg 106:1223-31, table of contents. 2008..Anesthesia department planning depends on forecasting future demand for perioperative services. Little is known about long-range forecasting of anesthesia workload...