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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090018/incidence-root-cause-and-outcomes-of-unintentionally-retained-intraabdominal-surgical-sponges-a-retrospective-case-series-from-two-hospitals-in-togo
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Boyodi Tchangai, Mazamaesso Tchaou, Iroukora Kassegne, Kpatekana Simlawo
BACKGROUND: The term gossypiboma refers to a sponge that has been forgotten in the surgical field. It is the most common retained surgical item, and constitutes a continuing problem for surgical safety. We performed a hospital-based study to examine their incidence, root cause, and outcomes, as an effort toward improving prevention. METHODS: This retrospective study covered 10 years (2006-2015) and included surgically confirmed cases of abdominal gossypibomas occurring after 45,011 abdominal and gynaecological operations in 2 public hospitals in Lome (Togo)...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932266/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetrics-a-retrospective-study-in-an-ethiopian-referral-hospital
#2
Teshager Mamo, Tilaye Workneh Abebe, Tesfaye Yitna Chichiabellu, Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are at risk of infection during labor and delivery. Infection in obstetrics accounts for the second most common cause of maternal mortality next to post partum hemorrhage. Knowing the prevalence and associated risk factors would help to undertake optimal precautions and standard surgical techniques to reduce surgical site infection which poses increased hospital cost and total hospital stay of the patients. METHOD: Facility based retrospective observational study design was carried out purposively to assess the prevalence of surgical site infections and associated risk factors among mothers who had delivery related surgery at obstetric ward of Assela teaching referral hospital from April, 23, 2015 to September 5, 2015...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904564/the-role-of-pre-reduction-mri-in-the-management-of-complex-cervical-spine-fracture-dislocations-an-ongoing-controversy
#3
Sergiu Botolin, Todd F VanderHeiden, Ernest E Moore, Herbert Fried, Philip F Stahel
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine fracture-dislocations in neurologically intact patients represent a surgical challenge due to the risk of inflicting iatrogenic spinal cord compression by closed reduction maneuvers. The use of MRI for early advanced imaging in these injuries remains controversially debated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year old man sustained a fall over the handlebars of his racing bicycle. The helmeted patient sustained a fall on his head which resulted in a hyperflexion injury of the neck...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861119/evaluation-of-a-multimodal-pain-therapy-concept-for-chronic-pain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-pilot-study-in-21-patients
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Dirk Zajonz, Johannes K M Fakler, Anna-Judith Dahse, Fujiaoshou Junping Zhao, Melanie Edel, Christoph Josten, Andreas Roth
BACKGROUND: In spite of the improvement of many aspects around Total knee arthroplasty (TKA), there is still a group of 10% to 34% of patients who is not satisfied with the outcome. The therapy of chronic pain after TKA remains a medical challenge that requires an interdisciplinary therapy concept. The aim of this prospective pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy of a multimodal pain therapy in chronic complaints after TKA. METHODS: In a prospective cohort pilot study, we included patients with chronic pain after TKA who obtained in-patient care, especially multimodal pain therapy (MMPT), for at least 10 days...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725269/musculoskeletal-echinococcus-infection-as-a-rare-first-presentation-of-hydatid-disease-case-report
#5
A Marzouki, A Naam, S Abdulrazak, B Soumaré, K Lahrach, F Boutayeb
BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease (HD) is a cosmopolitan parasitosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus that can potentially affect any part of the human body. Liver and lungs are the most frequent localizations. Primary musculoskeletal hydatidosis are seldom reported in literature and their incidence is unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: We deem interesting to report a case of a primary hydatid cyst in a 25-year-old patient who presented with a painful swelling of the right elbow...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702088/delayed-recognition-of-an-ipsilateral-femoral-neck-and-shaft-fracture-leading-to-preventable-subsequent-complications-a-case-report
#6
Sönke Labza, Isabella Fassola, Benedict Kunz, Wolfgang Ertel, Senat Krasnici
BACKGROUND: Ipsilateral femoral shaft and neck fractures are rare injuries, affecting mostly young patients who sustained high-energy traumas. In 19-50% of cases, the femoral fracture is misdiagnosed or overlooked at the initial presentation, with reportedly increased risk of complications such as non-union and avascular necrosis. We present a case of an ipsilateral femoral neck and shaft fracture, which was missed at initial presentation despite radiographic and computed tomography (CT) scan evaluation...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690681/modified-technique-of-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-segmental-correction-of-lumbar-kyphosis-a-safe-alternative-to-osteotomies
#7
Sebastian Weckbach, Heiko Reichel, Michael Kraus, Tugrul Kocak, Friederike Lattig
BACKGROUND: Sagittal rebalancing of a fixated lumbar hypolordosis (kyphosis) is very important to gain satisfactory results. To correct a misalignment vertebral column resection or pedicle subtraction osteotomies are favored, disregarding the relatively high complication rates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of a new modified transforaminal lumbar fusion technique as an alternative. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review (06/2011-06/2015 ) of a prospective database at an University hospital...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616079/surgical-site-infection-and-its-associated-factors-following-cesarean-section-a-cross-sectional-study-from-a-public-hospital-in-ethiopia
#8
Kelemu Abebe Gelaw, Amlaku Mulat Aweke, Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn, Birhanu Wondimeneh Demissie, Liknaw Bewket Zeleke
BACKGROUND: A cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made through a woman's abdomen and uterus to deliver her baby. Surgical site infections are a common surgical complication among patients delivered with cesarean section. Further it caused to increase maternal morbidity, stay of hospital and the cost of treatment. METHODS: Hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the magnitude of surgical site infection following cesarean Site Infections and its associated factors at Lemlem Karl hospital July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588645/predisposing-factors-for-recurrence-of-chronic-posttraumatic-osteomyelitis-a-retrospective-observational-cohort-study-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-brazil
#9
Luciana Souza Jorge, Alceu G Chueire, Patricia Silva Fucuta, Mauricio N Machado, Maria Gabriele L Oliveira, Marcelo A Nakazone, Mauro José Salles
BACKGROUND: The incidence of posttraumatic osteomyelitis (PTO) is increasing despite new treatment strategies. Assessment of patients' outcomes following PTO is challenging due to multiple variables. The study goals are to determine the frequency of recurrence following PTO treatment and identify factors predisposing patients to treatment failure. METHODS: Between August 01, 2007 to August 30, 2012, a single-center retrospective cohort study was performed among 193 patients diagnosed with PTO following orthopedic surgery for fracture care...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580016/induction-of-immune-gene-expression-and-inflammatory-mediator-release-by-commonly-used-surgical-suture-materials-an-experimental-in-vitro-study
#10
Alistair M Lock, Ryan Gao, Dorit Naot, Brendan Coleman, Jillian Cornish, David S Musson
BACKGROUND: Surgeons have a range of materials to choose from to complete wound closure, yet surprisingly very little is still known about the body's immune response to the suture materials in current use. The growing literature of adverse suture material reactions provided the objective of this study, to use in vitro assays to quantify levels of inflammation produced by seven commonly used suture materials in surgical procedures. METHODS: Human monocyte/macrophage THP-1 cells were exposed to suture materials for 1, 3 and 5 days...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503200/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-adverse-events-in-patients-undergoing-orthopaedic-surgery
#11
Joel J Gagnier, Hal Morgenstern, Patrick Kellam
BACKGROUND: This study's objective was to identify adverse events following common orthopaedic procedures, and to estimate the incidence rates and risks of these events and their associations with age, sex, and comorbidities. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study manually reviewed and extracted electronic medical data on the incidence and predictors of adverse events that occurred within 90 days of the 50 most frequent orthopaedic surgeries at an academic hospital in 2010...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503199/the-aachen-fall-prevention-app-a-smartphone-application-app-for-the-self-assessment-of-elderly-patients-at-risk-for-ground-level-falls
#12
Peter Rasche, Alexander Mertens, Christina Bröhl, Sabine Theis, Tobias Seinsch, Matthias Wille, Hans-Christoph Pape, Matthias Knobe
BACKGROUND: Fall incidents are a major problem for patients and healthcare. The "Aachen Fall Prevention App" (AFPA) represents the first mobile Health (mHealth) application (app) empowering older patients (persons 50+ years) to self-assess and monitor their individual fall risk. Self-assessment is based on the "Aachen Fall Prevention Scale," which consists of three steps. First, patients answer ten standardized yes-no questions (positive criterion ≥ 5 "Yes" responses). Second, a ten-second test of free standing without compensatory movement is performed (positive criterion: compensatory movement)...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465722/does-partial-coating-with-titanium-improve-the-radiographic-fusion-rate-of-empty-peek-cages-in-cervical-spine-surgery-a-comparative-analysis-of-clinical-data
#13
Andreas Kotsias, Sven Mularski, Björn Kühn, Michael Hanna, Olaf Suess
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-established surgical treatment. Several types of intervertebral spacers can be used, but there is increasing evidence that PEEK cages yield insufficient fusion and thus less clinical improvement. The study aim was to assess the outcomes of single-level ACDF with an empty PEEK cage partially coated with titanium. METHODS: This prospective multicenter single-arm clinical study collected follow-up data at 6, 12, and 18 months...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465721/empty-polyetheretherketone-peek-cages-in-anterior-cervical-diskectomy-and-fusion-acdf-show-slow-radiographic-fusion-that-reduces-clinical-improvement-results-from-the-prospective-multicenter-pierce-peek-study
#14
Olaf Suess, Martin Schomaker, Mario Cabraja, Marco Danne, Theodoros Kombos, Michael Hanna
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-established surgical treatment for radiculopathy and myelopathy. Previous studies showed that empty PEEK cages have lower radiographic fusion rates, but the clinical relevance remains unclear. This paper's aim is to provide high-quality evidence on the outcomes of ACDF with empty PEEK cages and on the relevance of radiographic fusion for clinical outcomes. METHODS: This large prospective multicenter clinical trial performed single-level ACDF with empty PEEK cages on patients with cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416968/safety-and-efficacy-of-resistive-polymer-versus-forced-air-warming-in-total-joint-surgery
#15
Melanie F Sandoval, Paul D Mongan, Michael R Dayton, Craig A Hogan
BACKGROUND: Forced-air warming is used as a mechanism to prevent hypothermia and adverse outcomes associated with hypothermia among patients undergoing surgery. Patient safety in healthcare includes the use of devices and technology that minimize potential adverse events to patients. The present study sought to compare the capabilities of patient warming between two different devices that use different mechanisms of warming: forced-air warming and non-air warming. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients undergoing total hip or total knee arthroplasty received patient warming via a forced warming device or non-air warming fabric conductive material...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396695/a-new-patient-safety-smartphone-application-for-prevention-of-forgotten-ureteral-stents-results-from-a-clinical-pilot-study-in-194-patients
#16
Wilson R Molina, Rodrigo Pessoa, Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva, McCabe C Kenny, Diedra Gustafson, Leticia Nogueira, Mark E Leo, Michael K Yu, Fernando J Kim
BACKGROUND: Approximately 12% of all ureteral stents placed are retained or "forgotten." Forgotten stents are associated with significant safety concerns as well as increased costs and legal issues. Retained ureteral stents (RUS) often occur due to lack of clinical follow-up, communication or language barriers, and economic concerns. METHODS: We describe a multiplatform application that facilitates data collection to prevent RUS. The "Stent Tracker" application can be installed on mobile devices and computers...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392834/should-nurses-be-allowed-to-perform-the-pre-operative-surgical-site-marking-instead-of-surgeons-a-prospective-feasibility-study-at-a-swiss-primary-care-teaching-hospital
#17
Judit Schäfli-Thurnherr, Annette Biegger, Christopher Soll, Gian A Melcher
BACKGROUND: Surgical site marking is one important cornerstone for the principles of safe surgery suggested by the WHO. Generally it is recommended that the attending surgeon performs the surgical site marking. Particularly in the case of same day surgery, this recommendation is almost not feasible. Therefore we systematically monitored, whether surgical site marking can be performed by trained nursing staff. The aim of the study was to find out whether surgical site marking can be carried out reliably and correctly by nurses...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392833/surgeons-sign-your-site
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EDITORIAL
Ted J Clarke
Please see related Short report: https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13037-017-0125-1.
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360942/comparing-the-speed-of-irrigation-between-pulsatile-lavage-versus-gravity-irrigation-an-ex-vivo-experimental-investigation
#19
Lily R Mundy, Mark J Gage, Richard S Yoon, Frank A Liporace
BACKGROUND: The need for reoperation or wound infection treatments between pulsatile and gravity irrigation are statistically equivalent, however, it is unclear which method maximizes operative efficiency and expeditious irrigation. In this study we set out to determine the differences in irrigation rate between these various treatment methods. METHODS: This was an ex-vivo experimental laboratory study not involving human subjects. Irrigation rates were tested based on the time in seconds required to empty a three-liter bag of normal saline hanging at either 6 or 9 ft...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321265/introducing-the-bone-screw-fastener-for-improved-screw-fixation-in-orthopedic-surgery-a-revolutionary-paradigm-shift
#20
Philip F Stahel, Nicholas A Alfonso, Corey Henderson, Todd Baldini
BACKGROUND: Conventional screws used for fracture fixation in orthopedic surgery continue to rely on the historic buttress thread design. While buttress screws generally provide solid resistance against unidirectional axial loading forces, their design suffers from several limitations, as the buttress thread does not adequately resist multiaxial forces. Furthermore, the buttress screw is prone to stripping at the bone-screw interface and can cause microfracturing of the surrounding bone due to its thread design...
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