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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815459/a-roadmap-for-reducing-cardiac-device-infections-a-review-of-epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-actionable-risk-factors-to-guide-the-development-of-an-infection-prevention-program-for-the-electrophysiology-laboratory
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REVIEW
Westyn Branch-Elliman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections are highly morbid, common, and costly, and rates are increasing (Sohail et al. Arch Intern Med 171(20):1821-8 2011; Voigt et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 48(3):590-1 2006). Factors that contribute to the development of CIED infections include patient factors (comorbid conditions, self-care, microbiome), procedural details (repeat procedure, contamination during procedure, appropriate pre-procedural prep, and antimicrobial use), environmental and organizational factors (patient safety culture, facility barriers, such as lack of space to store essential supplies, quality of environmental cleaning), and microbial factors (type of organism, virulence of organism)...
August 16, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808622/radiation-exposure-and-reduction-in-the-operating-room-perspectives-and-future-directions-in-spine-surgery
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REVIEW
Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Brittany E Haws, Kern Singh
Intraoperative imaging is vital for accurate placement of instrumentation in spine surgery. However, the use of biplanar fluoroscopy and other intraoperative imaging modalities is associated with the risk of significant radiation exposure in the patient, surgeon, and surgical staff. Radiation exposure in the form of ionizing radiation can lead to cellular damage via the induction of DNA lesions and the production of reactive oxygen species. These effects often result in cell death or genomic instability, leading to various radiation-associated pathologies including an increased risk of malignancy...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807243/is-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-safe-for-healthcare-workers
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REVIEW
Simon Rodier, Guillaume Saint-Lorant, Jean-Marc Guilloit, Agnès Palix, Fabienne Divanon, François Sichel, Raphaël Delépée
BACKGROUND: During hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), caregivers are exposed by different routes to cytotoxic drugs. This review proposes an overview of the safety of HIPEC by assessing existing data on protection procedures, biological and non-biological samples. Based on these data, relevant good practices, eventual irrelevant overprotection procedures and missing data to implement adapted protections are highlighted. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were extracted from a systematic review of literature from 1980 till 2016: number and type of surgical procedure, healthcare professionals present, protective equipment, samples, pre-analytical method and analytical method...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764834/microbial-load-in-septic-and-aseptic-procedure-rooms
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Julian-Camill Harnoss, Ojan Assadian, Markus Karl Diener, Thomas Müller, Romy Baguhl, Markus Dettenkofer, Lukas Scheerer, Thomas Kohlmann, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Stephan Gessner, Markus Wolfgang Büchler, Axel Kramer
BACKGROUND: Highly effective measures to prevent surgical wound infections have been established over the last two decades. We studied whether the strict separation of septic and aseptic procedure rooms is still necessary. METHODS: In an exploratory, prospective observational study, the microbial concentration in an operating room without a room ventilating system (RVS) was analyzed during 16 septic and 14 aseptic operations with the aid of an air sampler (50 cm and 1 m from the operative field) and sedimentation plates (1 m from the operative field, and contact culture on the walls)...
July 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763359/more-than-a-tick-box-medical-checklist-development-design-and-use
#5
Barbara K Burian, Anna Clebone, Key Dismukes, Keith J Ruskin
Despite improving patient safety in some perioperative settings, some checklists are not living up to their potential and complaints of "checklist fatigue" and outright rejection of checklists are growing. Problems reported often concern human factors: poor design, inadequate introduction and training, duplication with other safety checks, poor integration with existing workflow, and cultural barriers. Each medical setting-such as an operating room or a critical care unit-and different clinical needs-such as a shift handover or critical event response-require a different checklist design...
July 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763180/-improving-operating-room-efficiency-an-observational-and-multidimensional-approach-in-the-san-camillo-forlanini-hospital-rome
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Lucia Mitello, Fabrizio D'Alba, Francesca Milito, Cinzia Monaco, Daniela Orazi, Daniela Battilana, Anna Rita Marucci, Angelo Longo, Roberto Latina
AIM: The management of operating rooms (ORs) is a complex process which requires an effective organizational scheme. In order to amore convinient allocation of resources a rigorous monitoring plan is needed to ensure operating rooms performances. All the necessary actions should be taken to improve the quality of the planning and scheduling procedure. METHODS: Between April-December, 2016 an organizational analysis has been carried out on the performances of the A...
April 2017: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744975/factors-related-to-teamwork-performance-and-stress-of-operating-room-nurses
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Yukio Sonoda, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
AIM: To evaluate operating room nurses' perception of teamwork performance and their level of mental stress and to identify related factors. BACKGROUND: Little is known about the factors affecting teamwork and the mental stress of surgical nurses, although the performance of the surgical team is essential for patient safety. METHODS: The questionnaire survey for operation room nurses consisted of simple questions about teamwork performance and mental stress...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736930/technical-note-mobile-accelerator-guidance-using-an-optical-tracker-during-docking-in-ioert-procedures
#8
Eugenio Marinetto, Juan González Victores, Mónica García-Sevilla, Mercedes Muñoz, Felipe Ángel Calvo, Carlos Balaguer, Manuel Desco, Javier Pascau
PURPOSE: Intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT) involves the delivery of a high radiation dose during tumor resection in a shorter time than other radiation techniques, thus improving local control of tumors. However, a linear accelerator device is needed to produce the beam safely. Mobile linear accelerators have been designed as dedicated units that can be moved into the operating room and deliver radiation in situ. Correct and safe dose delivery is a key concern when using mobile accelerators...
July 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714694/rapid-thermal-annealing-of-cathode-garnet-interface-toward-high-temperature-solid-state-batteries
#9
Boyang Liu, Kun Fu, Yunhui Gong, Chunpeng Yang, Yonggang Yao, Yanbin Wang, Chengwei Wang, Yudi Kuang, Glenn Pastel, Hua Xie, Eric D Wachsman, Liangbing Hu
High-temperature batteries require the battery components to be thermally stable and function properly at high temperatures. Conventional batteries have high-temperature safety issues such as thermal runaway, which are mainly attributed to the properties of liquid organic electrolytes such as low boiling points and high flammability. In this work, we demonstrate a truly all-solid-state high-temperature battery using a thermally stable garnet solid-state electrolyte, a lithium metal anode, and a V2O5 cathode, which can operate well at 100 °C...
July 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711151/intelligent-cooperation-a-framework-of-pedagogic-practice-in-the-operating-room
#10
Gary Sutkin, Eliza B Littleton, Steven L Kanter
BACKGROUND: Surgeons who work with trainees must address their learning needs without compromising patient safety. METHODS: We used a constructivist grounded theory approach to examine videos of five teaching surgeries. Attending surgeons were interviewed afterward while watching cued videos of their cases. Codes were iteratively refined into major themes, and then constructed into a larger framework. RESULTS: We present a novel framework, Intelligent Cooperation, which accounts for the highly adaptive, iterative features of surgical teaching in the operating room...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708551/indoor-airborne-ultrasonic-wireless-communication-using-ofdm-methods
#11
Wentao Jiang, William M D Wright
Concerns still exist over the safety of prolonged exposure to radio frequency (RF) wireless transmissions and there are also potential data security issues due to remote signal interception techniques such as Bluesniping. Airborne ultrasound may be used as an alternative to RF for indoor wireless communication systems for securely transmitting data over short ranges, as signals are difficult to intercept from outside the room. Two types of air-coupled capacitive ultrasonic transducer were used in the implementation of an indoor airborne wireless communication system...
July 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700011/how-does-practice-improve-the-skills-of-medical-students-during-consecutive-training-courses
#12
Erzsebet Vanyolos, Istvan Furka, Iren Miko, Aida Viszlai, Norbert Nemeth, Katalin Peto
Purpose: To follow-up the development of medical students in taking a stitch using two different bench models, and to assess their performance with regards to gender, handedness, prior recreational activities and interest in surgery. Methods: The study was performed during the compulsory basic (n=152) and the consecutive elective course (n=27). Students took simple interrupted stitches into synthetic and biopreprate models in the classroom and in the operating room...
June 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657942/perception-of-safety-of-surgical-practice-among-operating-room-personnel-from-survey-data-is-associated-with-all-cause-30-day-postoperative-death-rate-in-south-carolina
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George Molina, William R Berry, Stuart R Lipsitz, Lizabeth Edmondson, Zhonghe Li, Bridget A Neville, Aunyika T Moonan, Lorri R Gibbons, Atul A Gawande, Sara J Singer, Alex B Haynes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the perception of safety of surgical practice among operating room (OR) personnel is associated with hospital-level 30-day postoperative death. BACKGROUND: The relationship between improvements in the safety of surgical practice and benefits to postoperative outcomes has not been demonstrated empirically. METHODS: As part of the Safe Surgery 2015: South Carolina initiative, a baseline survey measuring the perception of safety of surgical practice among OR personnel was completed...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657706/crystalline-microporous-organosilicates-with-reversed-functionalities-of-organic-and-inorganic-components-for-room-temperature-gas-sensing
#14
Barbara Fabbri, Lucia Bonoldi, Vincenzo Guidi, Giuseppe Cruciani, Davide Casotti, Cesare Malagù, Giuseppe Bellussi, Roberto Millini, Luciano Montanari, Angela Carati, Caterina Rizzo, Erica Montanari, Stefano Zanardi
A deepened investigation on an innovative organic-inorganic hybrid material, referred to as ECS-14 (where ECS = Eni carbon silicates), revealed the possibility to use them as gas sensors. Indeed, among ECS phases, the crystalline state and the hexagonal microplateletlike morphology characteristic of ECS-14 seemed favorable properties to obtain continuous and uniform films. ECS-14 phase was used as functional material in screen-printable compositions and was thus deposited by drop coating for morphological, structural, thermal, and electrical characterizations...
July 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652955/perioperative-fasting-and-the-patient-experience
#15
Telliane Chon, Alfred Ma, Connie Mun-Price
Standard preparation for a surgical procedure requires patients to fast (nulla per os [NPO]) after midnight before their operation. Unfortunately, given the unpredictable nature of operating room scheduling and unavoidable delays, patients may find themselves anxiously waiting and fasting much longer than expected. In recent years, the usefulness of prolonged fasting to prevent pulmonary aspiration has been questioned. According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) guidelines, unnecessarily prolonged fasting can be avoided by allowing patients to have clear liquids with the minimal fasting time of only two hours...
May 24, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649480/the-role-of-organizational-culture-in-operating-room-turnaround-time
#16
David Ninan, Janet Zhu, Amanda Kore, Elizabeth Wasson, Tricia Fullerton, Barbara Ninan
This analysis looks at the application of a robust process improvement methodology to achieve a sustained organizational change. The implementation took place in a safety net hospital's operating suites that had a problem with relatively long, nonproductive turnover times between surgical procedures. Organizational leadership empowered stakeholders to use Lean and Six-Sigma tools to develop more efficient organizational processes. These processes were then implemented in a phased approach with careful attention to the organization's culture...
May 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643060/sages-technology-and-value-assessment-committee-safety-and-effectiveness-analysis-on-immunofluorescence-in-the-operating-room-for-biliary-visualization-and-perfusion-assessment
#17
Bryan J Sandler, Danny Sherwinter, Lucian Panait, Richard Parent, Jennifer Schwartz, David Renton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639117/tubeless-outpatient-robotic-upper-urinary-tract-reconstruction-in-the-pediatric-population-short-term-assessment-of-safety
#18
Eric J Fichtenbaum, Andrew C Strine, Charles W Concodora, Marion Schulte, Paul H Noh
Robotic upper urinary tract reconstruction (UUTR) has been widely utilized for surgical management of congenital obstruction. To further reduce morbidity and simplify postoperative care, outpatient robotic pyeloplasty (RP) and robotic ureteroureterostomy (RUU) were performed without ureteral stents, drains, or urethral catheters. The aim of the study was to assess the safety of performing tubeless robotic UUTR as an outpatient procedure. A retrospective review was performed for patients who underwent outpatient tubeless RP and RUU between July 2015 and January 2017...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624175/prospective-study-comparing-laparoscopic-and-open-radical-cystectomy-surgical-and-oncological-results
#19
C Esquinas, J M Alonso, E Mateo, A Dotor, A M Martín, J F Dorado, I Arance, J C Angulo
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic radical cystectomy with lymphadenectomy and urinary diversion is an increasingly widespread operation. Studies are needed to support the oncological effectiveness and safety of this minimally invasive approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A nonrandomised, comparative prospective study between open radical cystectomy (ORC) and laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) was conducted in a university hospital. The main objective was to compare cancer-specific survival...
June 14, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606658/various-combinations-of-velopharyngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-surgical-procedures-for-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-single-stage-multilevel-surgery
#20
Murat Binar, Omer Karakoc, Timur Akcam, Burak Asik, Mustafa Gerek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and outcomes of velopharyngeal surgeries combined with hypopharyngeal surgeries as single-stage interventions for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of operated patients. The velopharyngeal surgical interventions were uvulopalatal flap, anterior palatoplasty, expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty, transpalatal advancement pharyngoplasty, Cahali lateral pharyngoplasty, Z-palatoplasty, and modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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