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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424141/can-parathormon-levels-after-ipsilateral-lobectomy-predict-postoperative-hypocalcemia-in-patients-undergoing-total-thyroidectomy
#1
Fatih Kul, Turkay Kirdak, Pinar Sarkut, Gokhan Ocakoglu, Nusret Korun
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the serum parathormone (PTH) levels measured after completion of hemithyroidectomy on the first side during total thyroidectomy and the postoperative hypocalcemia. The patients were divided into two groups, as those who demonstrated a decrease in PTH levels measured after completion of hemithyroidectomy of the first side (Group 1, n = 43) and those who did not demonstrate a decrease in PTH levels (Group 2, n = 24). The serum PTH levels were measured just before the incision (PTHi), when the hemithyroidectomy stage had been completed (PTHht), at the end of the operation (PTHtt), and at the postoperative 24th hour (PTH24hr)...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424140/impact-of-multimodality-pain-regimens-on-elective-colorectal-surgery-outcomes
#2
Jennifer A Kaplan, Emily Finlayson, Andrew D Auerbach
Trials of enhanced recovery programs suggest that multimodality pain regimens improve outcomes after colorectal surgery. We sought to determine whether patients receiving postoperative multimodality pain regimens would have shorter lengths of stay without an associated increase in readmission rate as compared to those receiving opioid-based pain regimens. Retrospective cohort study of adults who underwent elective colorectal surgery between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2012, in a national hospital network participating in the Premier Perspective database...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424139/lethal-trauma-pulmonary-embolism-is-a-black-swan-event-in-patients-at-risk-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-an-evidence-based-review
#3
REVIEW
C Michael Dunham, Gregory S Huang
We delineated the incidence of trauma patient pulmonary embolism (PE) and risk conditions by performing a systematic literature review of those at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The PE proportion was 1.4 per cent (95% confidence interval = 1.2-1.6) in at-risk patients. Of 10 conditions, PE was only associated with increased age (P < 0.01) or leg injury (P < 0.01; risk ratio = 1.6). As lower extremity DVT (LEDVT) proportions increased, mortality proportions (P = 0.02) and hospital stay (P = 0.0002) increased, but PE proportions did not (P = 0...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424138/comparative-analysis-of-the-paravertebral-analgesic-pump-catheter-with-the-epidural-catheter-in-elderly-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
#4
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Brian S Shapiro, Tarik Wasfie, Mathew Chadwick, Kimberly R Barber, Raquel Yapchai
Presently, trauma guidelines recommend epidural analgesia as the optimal modality of pain relief from rib fractures. They are not ideally suited for elderly trauma patients and have disadvantages including bleeding risk. The paravertebral analgesic pump (PVP) eliminates such disadvantages and includes ease of placement in the trauma setting. This study compares pain control in patients treated by EPI versus PVP. This is a retrospective, historical cohort study comparing two methods of pain management in the trauma setting...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424137/improvement-of-treatment-outcomes-after-implementation-of-a-massive-transfusion-protocol-a-level-i-trauma-center-experience
#5
Andrew Nunn, Peter Fischer, Ronald Sing, Megan Templin, Michael Avery, A Britton Christmas
We assessed the effectiveness of the implementation of an institutional massive transfusion protocol (MTP) for resuscitation with a 1:1:1 transfusion ratio of packed red blood cell (PRBC), fresh frozen plasma, and platelet units. In a Level I trauma center database, all trauma admissions (2004-2012) that received massive transfusions (≥10 units PRBCs in the first 24 hours) were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic data, transfusion ratios, and outcomes were compared before (PRE) and after (POST) MTP implementation in May 2008...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424136/the-role-of-doctors-and-patients-in-appendicitis-perforation
#6
Alaattin Öztürk, Mevlit Korkmaz, Talha Atalay, Yüksel Karaköse, Ömer Faruk Akinci, Mikdat Bozer
In this study, we aimed to determine factors that cause appendix perforations and to identify the role of physicians and patients in contributing to the cause of these perforations. This study was conducted between April 2010 and May 2015 and included 64 patients with perforated appendicitis. Patients' medical records were examined for factors that might have contributed to perforation, and the roles of patients and physicians in perforation appendicitis were evaluated. The perforation rate of patients with appendicitis was 16...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424135/bladder-fill-after-laparoscopic-inguinal-hernia-repair-reduces-time-to-discharge
#7
Blair A Wormer, Samuel W Ross, Amanda L Walters, Timothy S Kuwada
Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy (LIH) has a relatively high risk of urinary retention. Bladder dysfunction may delay discharge after LIH. We hypothesized that filling the bladder before Foley catheter removal decreases time to discharge (TTD) after LIH. A secondary aim was to determine incidence of postoperative urinary retention (POUR) after bladder fill (BF). We reviewed a consecutive series of total extraperitoneal and transabdominal preperitoneal LIH procedures performed by a single surgeon at our institution from 2010 to 2013...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424134/six-year-experience-of-outpatient-total-and-completion-thyroidectomy-at-a-single-academic-institution
#8
Ethan Frank, Joshua Park, Alfred Simental, Christopher Vuong, Steve Lee, Pedro Andrade Filho, Daniel Kwon, Yuan Liu
Outpatient thyroidectomy has become slowly accepted with various published reports predominantly examining partial or subtotal thyroidectomy. Concerns regarding the safety of outpatient total and completion thyroidectomy remain, especially with regard to vocal fold paralysis, hypocalcemia, and catastrophic hematoma. We aimed to evaluate the safety of outpatient thyroid surgery in a large cohort by retrospectively comparing outcomes in those who underwent outpatient (n = 251) versus inpatient (n = 291) completion or total thyroidectomy between February 2009 and February 2015...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424133/carotid-duplex-ultrasonography-additional-imaging-is-rarely-necessary-for-appropriate-treatment-planning-for-carotid-artery-disease
#9
Chad P Ammar, Stephen D Helmer, Alex D Ammar
This study was conducted to determine the utility of multiple imaging studies (CT angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, and/or conventional angiography), in addition to duplex ultrasonography (DU), in evaluating patients with carotid stenosis. A retrospective case series was conducted of patients with carotid stenosis who underwent DU alone or DU plus additional imaging. Concordance between DU and additional imaging and the effect on treatment plan was evaluated. Two hundred patients with carotid stenosis were evaluated...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424132/outcomes-of-recreational-activity-associated-trauma-in-elderly-persons-on-blood-thinning-medications
#10
Zachary M DeBoard, Jonathan Grotts, Lisa Ferrigno
With increasing life expectancy, the elderly are participating in recreational activities traditionally pursued by younger persons. Elderly patients have many reasons for worse outcomes after trauma, one of which may be the rising use of anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet medications. This study aimed to determine whether preinjury use of these agents yielded worse outcomes in geriatric patients injured during high-impact recreational activities. The National Trauma Data Bank was reviewed from 2007 to 2010 for patients ≥65 years admitted to Level I or II trauma centers with ICD-9 E-codes for specific mechanisms of injury...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424131/postoperative-complications-predict-30-day-readmission-in-geriatric-general-surgery-patients
#11
James D Dieterich, Celia M Divino
The Affordable Care Act has placed unplanned patient readmissions under more scrutiny than ever. Geriatric patients, in particular, suffer a disproportionate amount of complications from any kind of hospitalization, including readmissions. This study seeks to identify risk factors in this population that predispose them to an unplanned readmission within 30 days after index surgery. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to select patients 65 years and older, who underwent general surgery procedures in 2012...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424130/invasive-pleomorphic-lobular-histology-is-an-adverse-prognostic-factor-on-survival-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#12
Suleyman Sahin, Fatih Karatas, Gokmen U Erdem, Bekir Hacioglu, Kadri Altundag
Invasive pleomorphic lobular carcinoma (IPLC) is defined to be an uncommon and different subtype of classical invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). This special variant is characterized by significant cytological atypia and pleomorphism which differs from the cytological uniformity of ILC. IPLC has been shown to have some poor prognostic factors such as axillary node metastasis and higher histological grade which may lead to poor clinical courses including a short relapse time, increased risk of recurrence and a decreased survival...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424129/hospital-characteristics-affect-consent-and-conversion-rates-for-potential-organ-donors
#13
Jawad T Ali, Aileen Ebadat, Danilo Martins, Sadia Ali, Shannon Horton, Thomas B Coopwood, Carlos V R Brown
Consent and conversion rates of potential organ donors in the United States need to be maximized to match the number of individuals awaiting organ donation. Studies to date have not focused on characteristics of centers with better outcomes. We performed an 8-year (2006-2014) retrospective study of our local organ procurement organization database. We categorized hospitals in our region as academic centers versus nonacademic centers, trauma centers versus nontrauma centers, and large (≥400 beds) centers versus small (<400 beds) centers...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424128/analysis-of-all-terrain-vehicle-trauma-data-implications-for-increased-regulation-and-injury-prevention
#14
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Cathy V Ho, James R Dunne, Wesley R Stroud, Alvaro H Fonseca, Frank E Davis, William J Bromberg
To determine the incidence and severity of all-terrain vehicle crashes (ATVCs) compared with motorcycle crashes (MCCs) in all critically injured patients. Prospective data were retrospectively reviewed on 1840 patients involved in ATVCs and MCCs admitted to a rural level one trauma center over 16 years. ATVC patients (n = 655) were younger (25 vs 38, P < 0.0001), more likely female (20% vs 11%, P < 0.001), less severely injured (13.5 vs 16, P < 0.0001), had similar Glasgow Coma Score (13.3 vs 13.4, p = NS), less helmet use (6% vs 69%, P < 0...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424127/analysis-of-mortality-in-traumatically-injured-patients-based-on-body-mass-index-and-mechanism-reveals-highest-mortality-among-the-underweight-in-comparison-with-the-ideal-weight-patients
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kevin Treto, Karen Safcsak, David Chesire, Indermeet S Bhullar
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on mortality after traumatic injury. The records of patients from 2012 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were stratified into the following groups based on admission BMI (kg/m2): underweight (UW) (BMI <19), ideal weight (IW) (BMI = 19-24.9), overweight (OW) (BMI = 25-29.9), obese (OB) (BMI = 30-39.9), and morbid obese (MO) (BMI >40). The groups were well matched with no significant differences in demographics and Injury Severity Score...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424126/the-novel-use-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-to-explore-a-retroperitoneal-hematoma-in-a-hemodynamically-unstable-patient
#16
Martin D Rosenthal, Ahsan Raza, Stephanie Markle, Chasen A Croft, Alicia M Mohr, R Stephen Smith
Balloon occlusion of the aorta was first described by C.W. Hughes in 1954, when it was used as a tamponade device for three wounded soldiers during the Korean War suffering from intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Currently, the device is indicated in trauma patients as a surrogate for resuscitative thoracotomy. Brenner et al. reported a case series describing the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in advanced hemorrhagic shock. Their conclusion was that "it is a feasible method for proximal aortic control...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424125/thromboelastography-utilization-in-delayed-recurrent-coagulopathy-after-severe-eastern-diamondback-rattlesnake-envenomation
#17
Katherine M McBride, William Bromberg, James Dunne
Venomous snakebites are fairly common in the United States and can present with a wide range of symptoms. A 48-year-old man presented after Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake envenomation. His hospital course was complicated by right leg compartment syndrome and delayed recurrent coagulopathy, requiring multiple doses of Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (CroFab) antivenom and transfusions. Thromboelastography was used as an adjunct to standard coagulation studies in monitoring his delayed recurrent coagulopathy...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424124/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-incidence-but-not-mortality-has-decreased-nationwide-a-national-trauma-data-bank-study
#18
Michael Fahr, Glenn Jones, Hollis O'Neal, Juan Duchesne, Danielle Tatum
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) incidence is reported to have decreased in recent years. However, no large-scale study to date has exclusively examined ARDS in the critically injured. We sought to examine the national incidence of ARDS and its associated outcomes exclusively in adult trauma patients. The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) was queried to evaluate the incidence of ARDS and associated outcomes over a 6-year study period (2007-2012). Included patients were ≥18 years old, with at least one ventilator day, and complications recorded...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424123/a-case-of-ingested-dental-prosthesis-with-sharp-clasps-successfully-removed-through-anus-using-part-of-a-plastic-glove
#19
Yoshihiro Moriwaki, Jun Otani, Junzo Okuda, Hitomi Zotani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424122/vascular-complications-in-pediatric-port-removal
#20
Jina Kim, Megan C Turner, Zhifei Sun, Kristy L Rialon, Robert D Sinyard, Gary R Schooler, Elisabeth T Tracy, Henry E Rice, Obinna O Adibe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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