Pramod Bonde

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BACKGROUND Infectious complications of median sternotomy carry significant morbidity and mortality. However, the outcomes of noninfectious sternal dehiscence have not been addressed. We have identified the preoperative characteristics, postoperative complications, and long-term functional outcomes of patients after reoperation for noninfectious sternal(More)
BACKGROUND The number of alternatives to intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in the treatment of anticipated and established acute circulatory failure is growing. Despite the clinical importance and significant cost of short-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices, the state of their present use has not been analyzed on a national scale. (More)
BACKGROUND Although long saphenous vein remains the most commonly used conduit in coronary revascularization, traditional open vein harvest (OVH) may lead to significantly impaired wound healing and postoperative pain. Endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) attempts to reduce this morbidity and improve patient satisfaction with no compromise in outcome. METHODS(More)
We examined whether tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) promotes postischemic inflammation and myocardial injury via activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NFkappaB) in an in vivo canine model. Isoflurane-anesthetized dogs underwent closed-chest balloon occlusion of the anterior descending coronary artery for 90 minutes, followed by reperfusion for 3(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of mitral regurgitation (MR) on elderly patients (> or = 70 years) undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) is not clearly defined. This study investigates the long-term effects of preoperative, moderate MR on survival and functional outcome in elderly AVR patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective review identified 408(More)
We have previously shown that wound healing was improved in a diabetic mouse model of impaired wound healing following transfection with keratinocyte growth factor-1 (KGF-1) cDNA. We now extend these findings to the characterization of the effects of DNA plasmid vectors delivered to rats using electroporation (EP) in vivo in a sepsis-based model of impaired(More)
| Wireless data communication technology has eliminated wired connections for data transfer to portable devices. Wireless power technology offers the possibility of eliminating the remaining wired connection: the power cord. For ventricular assist devices (VADs), wireless power technology will eliminate the complications and infections caused by the(More)
BACKGROUND Sputum retention after lung operation is a potentially life-threatening condition. The minitracheostomy (Minitrach II, SIMS Portex, Hythe, Kent, UK) is a 4-mm percutaneous cricothyroidotomy device, which allows immediate and repeated aspiration of the tracheobronchial tree by minimally trained staff, and can effectively treat sputum retention.(More)
OBJECTIVES Sputum retention after lung surgery is a potentially lethal condition, which can progress to atelectasis, pneumonia and respiratory failure requiring ventilatory support. Previous studies have concentrated on the treatment of postoperative respiratory complications but few have studied the risk factors for sputum retention. This prospective study(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous hypothermic perfusion is a novel cardiac preservation technique. Reactive oxygen species play a role in ischemia reperfusion injury and limit organ preservation. Oxidative stress mediates a DNA mismatch lesion (7, 8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine [8-oxo-G]), which is repaired by the enzymes MutY homologue (MYH), 8-oxo-G glycosylase (OGG1), and(More)