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Echocardiographic Changes With Non-Invasive Ventilation and CPAP in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
Posted Date: 8/24/2018 6:38:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 45 - No. 8
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD
For patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome, treatment with noninvasive ventilation has been found to be more effective compared to CPAP in improving pulmonary hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy.
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Echocardiographic Changes With Non-Invasive Ventilation and CPAP in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
Posted Date: 7/26/2018 1:32:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 16 - No. 5
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD
For patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome, treatment with noninvasive ventilation improves cardiac structure and function with lower pulmonary artery pressures and regression of left ventricular hypertrophy during 2 months of therapy.
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Transthoracic Echocardiography and Mortality in Sepsis: Analysis of the MIMIC-III Database.
Posted Date: 7/26/2018 1:32:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 16 - No. 5
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD
Use of echocardiography among septic patients has been found to be associated with improved outcomes.
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Echocardiographic Changes With Non-Invasive Ventilation and CPAP in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
Posted Date: 7/24/2018 3:37:00 PM
Issue: Critical Care Medicine - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 25 - No. 6
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD
For patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome, treatment with noninvasive ventilation improves cardiac structure and function with lower pulmonary artery pressures and regression of left ventricular hypertrophy during 2 months of therapy.
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Transthoracic Echocardiography and Mortality in Sepsis: Analysis of the MIMIC-III Database.
Posted Date: 7/24/2018 3:37:00 PM
Issue: Critical Care Medicine - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 25 - No. 6
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD
Use of echocardiography among septic patients has been found to be associated with improved outcomes.
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Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis After Pericardiocentesis: Incidence, Associated Findings, and Natural History.
Posted Date: 6/21/2018 4:28:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 45 - No. 5
Author(s): Shuchita Gupta, MD
Echocardiographic features of effusive-constrictive pericarditis may be seen in up to 16% of patients after pericardiocentesis.
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Functional and Exercise Limitations After a First Episode of Pulmonary Embolism: Results of the ELOPE Prospective Cohort Study.
Posted Date: 3/30/2018 7:20:00 PM
Issue: Family Practice - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 5
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD

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Association of US State Implementation of Newborn Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Disease With Early Infant Cardiac Deaths.
Posted Date: 3/8/2018 9:22:00 PM
Issue: Pediatrics - March 30, 2018 - Vol. 45 - No. 4
Author(s): Alyssa Siegel, MD
Mandatory newborn pulse oximetry screening policies are associated with a significant decrease in infant death due to critical congenital heart disease.
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Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography for Management of Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis.
Posted Date: 2/27/2018 3:26:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - February 28, 2018 - Vol. 44 - No. 12
Author(s): Shuchita Gupta, MD
In patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis (AS), projected aortic valve area better distinguishes true-severe AS from pseudo-severe AS and is strongly associated with mortality in medically managed patients.
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Risk Stratification of Severe Aortic Stenosis With Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Using Peak Aortic Jet Velocity: An Outcome Study.
Posted Date: 2/27/2018 3:26:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - February 28, 2018 - Vol. 44 - No. 12
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD

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Early Systolic Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cohort Study.
Posted Date: 1/29/2018 9:06:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 18 - No. 10
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD

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Early Systolic Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cohort Study.
Posted Date: 1/25/2018 10:01:00 PM
Issue: Emergency Medicine - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 3
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD

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Ultrasound as a Screening Tool for Central Venous Catheter Positioning and Exclusion of Pneumothorax.
Posted Date: 1/18/2018 5:53:00 PM
Issue: Critical Care Medicine - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 24 - No. 10
Author(s): Thomas S. Metkus, MD
Cardiac and lung point-of-care echocardiography can confirm catheter position and exclude pneumothorax after central line placement, assuming adequate echo windows can be obtained.
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Functional and Exercise Limitations After a First Episode of Pulmonary Embolism: Results of the ELOPE Prospective Cohort Study.
Posted Date: 12/26/2017 6:26:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 15 - No. 9
Author(s): Thomas S. Metkus, MD
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and 6-minute walk distance testing may help to identify patients with higher risk of exercise limitation at 1 year after pulmonary embolism.
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Association of Guideline Adherence for Serial Evaluations With Survival and Adverse Clinical Events in Patients With Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis.
Posted Date: 12/26/2017 6:10:00 PM
Issue: Internal Medicine - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 55 - No. 9
Author(s): William G. Weppner, MD, MPH, FACP
Adhering to guidelines for patients with severe aortic stenosis may improve appropriate valve replacement and decrease rates of hospitalization and death.
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Early Systolic Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cohort Study.
Posted Date: 12/26/2017 6:09:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 44 - No. 10
Author(s): Thomas S. Metkus, MD
Left ventricular systolic dysfunction occurs in 1 of 5 patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury and largely recovers within 9 days.
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Echo-Doppler Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure: Results of the Multicentre EACVI Euro-Filling Study.
Posted Date: 12/26/2017 6:09:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 44 - No. 10
Author(s): Thomas S. Metkus, MD

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Improving the Appropriate Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography: The Echo WISELY Trial.
Posted Date: 12/21/2017 9:37:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - December 15, 2017 - Vol. 15 - No. 8
Author(s): Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS, FACC, FACP
Provider education may result in a reduction in transthoracic echocardiograms ordered for reasons classified as inappropriate.
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Echo-Doppler Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure: Results of the Multicentre EACVI Euro-Filling Study.
Posted Date: 12/15/2017 4:03:00 PM
Issue: Critical Care Medicine - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 24 - No. 9
Author(s): Thomas S. Metkus, MD
Echocardiography can estimate left ventricular filling pressure with modest accuracy.
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Early Systolic Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cohort Study.
Posted Date: 11/29/2017 4:23:00 PM
Issue: Critical Care Medicine - November 30, 2017 - Vol. 24 - No. 8
Author(s): Thomas S. Metkus, MD
Systolic dysfunction occurs in 22% of previously healthy patients following traumatic brain injury; also, younger age and lower admission Glasgow Coma Scale score were independently associated with development of systolic dysfunction after injury.
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