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Douglas Zatzick, Joan Russo, Peter Thomas, Doyanne Darnell, Harry Teter, Leah Ingraham, Lauren K Whiteside, Jin Wang, Roxanne Guiney, Lea Parker, Kirsten Sandgren, Margot Kelly Hedrick, Erik G Van Eaton, Gregory Jurkovich
OBJECTIVE: The investigation aimed to compare two approaches to the delivery of care for hospitalized injury survivors, a patient-centered care transition intervention versus enhanced usual care. METHOD: This pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial randomized 171 acutely injured trauma survivors with three or more early postinjury concerns and high levels of emotional distress to intervention (I; n = 85) and enhanced usual care control (C; n = 86) conditions...
March 13, 2018: Psychiatry
Michael J Moses, Jared C Tishelman, Saqib Hasan, Peter L Zhou, Ioanna Zevgaras, Justin S Smith, Aaron J Buckland, Yong Kim, Afshin Razi, Themistocles S Protopsaltis
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-Sectional Study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to investigate how surgeons differ in collar and narcotic use, as well as return to driving recommendations following cervical spine surgeries and the associated medico-legal ramifications of these conditions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Restoration of quality of life is one of the main goals of cervical spine surgery. Patients frequently inquire when they may safely resume driving after cervical spine surgery...
March 9, 2018: Spine
Christopher M Bonfield, Rachel Pellegrino, Jillian Berkman, Robert P Naftel, Chevis N Shannon, John C Wellons
OBJECTIVE Both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery (AANS/CNS Pediatric Section) and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) annual meetings provide a platform for pediatric neurosurgeons to present, discuss, and disseminate current academic research. An ultimate goal of these meetings is to publish presented results in peer-reviewed journals. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the publication rates of oral presentations from the 2009, 2010, and 2011 AANS/CNS Pediatric Section and ISPN annual meetings in peer-reviewed journals...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Timothy B Pekari, Kevin C Wang, Eric J Cotter, Nicholas Kusnezov, Brian R Waterman
The purpose of this investigation is to report on trends over time in the treatment of meniscal pathology among military orthopaedic surgeons, as well as to evaluate the impact of patient demographics and concomitant procedure on the type of meniscal procedure performed. We performed a retrospective analysis of all active-duty United States military servicemembers who underwent a meniscal procedure from 2010 to 2015 within the Military Health System. Patient demographics and surgical variables were extracted from the electronic medical record...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
D Schneidmueller, M Kertai, V Bühren, C von Rüden
INTRODUCTION: Kirschner wire osteosynthesis is considered to be the standard technique for surgical fixation of displaced supracondylar humeral and distal radial fractures in children. The Kirschner wires can be left exposed or buried under the skin. Advantages of the epicutaneous technique are, e. g. the efficiency (cost, effort) and the possibility for wire removal without the necessity of a second anesthesia. On the other hand, there is a concern about higher infection rates as well as traumatization of the children due to externally visible wires...
February 20, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Elizabeth A Cody, Huong T Do, Jayme C B Koltsov, Carol A Mancuso, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Many patient factors have been associated with higher or lower expectations of orthopaedic surgery. In foot and ankle surgery, the diverse diagnoses seen may also influence expectations. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between diagnosis and patients' preoperative expectations of elective foot and ankle surgery. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-eight patients undergoing elective foot or ankle surgery for 1 of 7 common diagnoses were enrolled in a prospective cohort study...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Giulia Veronesi, Patrick Dorn, Joel Dunning, Giuseppe Cardillo, Ralph A Schmid, Justin Collins, Jean-Marc Baste, Stefan Limmer, Ghada M M Shahin, Jan-Hendrik Egberts, Alessandro Pardolesi, Elisa Meacci, Sasha Stamenkovic, Gianluca Casali, Jens C Rueckert, Mauro Taurchini, Nicola Santelmo, Franca Melfi, Alper Toker
OBJECTIVES: As the adoption of robotic procedures becomes more widespread, additional risk related to the learning curve can be expected. This article reports the results of a Delphi process to define procedures to optimize robotic training of thoracic surgeons and to promote safe performance of established robotic interventions as, for example, lung cancer and thymoma surgery. METHODS: In June 2016, a working panel was spontaneously created by members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) with a specialist interest in robotic thoracic surgery and/or surgical training...
January 25, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
E R Jefferies, J Cresswell, J S McGrath, C Miller, L Hounsome, S Fowler, E W Rowe
OBJECTIVE: Data entry by surgeons performing radical cystectomy to the BAUS database was mandated in 2013. Combining this with HES data has allowed comprehensive outcome analysis for the first time. The aim of this study was to establish the current standard for open radical cystectomy in England. PATIENTS & METHODS: All patients were included in this analysis if they were uploaded to the BAUS data registry and reported to have been performed in the two years between 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2015 in England (from mandate onwards) and had been documented as being performed in an open fashion (not laparoscopic, robotic assisted or the technique field left blank)...
January 23, 2018: BJU International
Chao-Lu Shi, Guo-Qiang Jiang, Bin Lu, Ke-Feng Luo, Bing Yue, Ji-Ye Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evolve the formula of relationship between opening angle of laminoplasty and the increased value of cross-sectional area, and to predict the opening angle according to the opening size of lanminoplasty. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, 26 patients underwent single open-door laminoplasty in C₃-C₇. Among them, 10 patients with ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament, there were 6 males and 4 females, aged from 39 to 58 years old with an average of 49...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
C Putz, S Hagmann, T Dreher
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Foot pain is in the case of long-term congenital, acquired or posttraumatic foot deformities a relevant clinical problem. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: On the basis of the clinical findings and the orthopaedic question, radiographs of the foot while standing in two planes are supplemented by radiographs of the ankle in an anterior-posterior plane. The imaging diagnostics of the foot are based on the conventional X‑ray diagnostic workup and becomes even more precise and differentiated by the possibility of intersecting imaging procedures...
January 9, 2018: Der Radiologe
Jody Hoffer Gittell, Caroline Logan, Jack Cronenwett, Tina C Foster, Richard Freeman, Marjorie Godfrey, Dale Collins Vidal
BACKGROUND: Pressures are increasing for clinicians to provide high-quality, efficient care, leading to increased concerns about staff burnout. PURPOSE: This study asks whether staff well-being can be achieved in ways that are also beneficial for the patient's experience of care. It explores whether relational coordination can contribute to both staff well-being and patient satisfaction in outpatient surgical clinics where time constraints paired with high needs for information transfer increase both the need for and the challenge of achieving timely and accurate communication...
January 5, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Prahalad Hunsigi, Vinod Kumar, M R Pradeep, B C Arun Kumar
Background: Ocular complications such as ophthalmia, defective vision, orbital cellulitis, and blindness (temporary or permanent) are rare complications due to dental infection. Currently, there is lack of guidelines in preventing and managing ocular problems. Hence, we assessed the dentist's knowledge and attitudes about ocular complications due to dental infection. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional prospective survey selecting practicing dentists or academicians was carried out through e-mail using a standardized self-administered questionnaire...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Lilan Fu, Mohammed Shah Alam, Yunyan Ren, Wei Guan, Hubing Wu, Quanshi Wang, Yanjiang Han, Wenlan Zhou, Hongsheng Li, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND: The present study was performed to investigate the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to preoperatively distinguish invasive from less-invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 106 patients with resectable pulmonary adenocarcinoma (≤ 3 cm) who had undergone whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT were enrolled. The SUVmax, diameter, and consolidation/tumor (C/T) ratio of the lung tumors were measured with 18F-FDG PET/CT and regional thin-section CT...
December 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
Kalpit N Shah, Steven F DeFroda, James Kristopher Ware, Sarath C Koruprolu, Brett D Owens
Background: Medial instability of the patellofemoral joint is a rare but known phenomenon that may result from an incompetent lateral patellofemoral ligament (LPFL). Surgical reconstruction of the LPFL has been described. However, anatomic details of the ligament have not been the subject of scrutiny. Purpose: To describe the anatomic origin and insertion of the LPFL. Study Design: Descriptive laboratory study. Methods: Ten fresh-frozen, unpaired human cadaveric knees (mean age, 57 years) were dissected to identify the LPFL...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Karl Mercieca, Brett Drury, Archana Bhargava, Cecilia Fenerty
AIMS: To evaluate, describe and quantify the diversity in postoperative antimetabolite administration and bleb needling practices among glaucoma specialists performing trabeculectomy surgery within the UK and Ireland. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to all consultant glaucoma specialists who are on the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) contact list. Participants were asked specific questions about their current practices for post-trabeculectomy antimetabolite administration followed by questions directly related to bleb needling procedures...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Alessandro Antonelli, Alessandro Veccia, Marco Sandri, Maria Chiara Furlan, Stefano Recenti, Mario Sodano, Carlotta Palumbo, Alberto Cozzoli, Claudio Simeone
INTRODUCTION: We performed an external validation of the arterial-based complexity (ABC) score using a head-to-head comparison with the R.E.N.A.L. (radius, exophytic/endophytic tumor properties, nearness of tumor to deepest portion of collecting system or sinus, anterior/posterior descriptor, location relative to the polar line), PADUA (preoperative aspects and dimension for anatomic classification of renal tumors), and C-index scores for the prediction of surgical outcomes after partial nephrectomy...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Joseph E Tanenbaum, Stephanie T Kha, Edward C Benzel, Michael P Steinmetz, Thomas E Mroz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at more than 3.1 million people. As diagnostic techniques and treatment options for IBD improve, the prevalence of IBD is expected to increase. For spine surgeons, patients with IBD have a unique complication profile because patients with IBD may present with poor nutritional status and because the medications used to manage IBD have been associated with poor vertebral bone mineralization and immunosuppression...
November 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
M Panzica, J Brandes, U Schmiddem, A Karch, N Hawi, C Krettek, R Meller
INTRODUCTION: The use of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has increased dramatically over the last two decades, with many surgeons now indicating RSA for the acute management of displaced proximal humerus fractures (PHF) in the elderly. RSA relies on adequate deltoid muscle function to obtain a good outcome, yet no literature to date exists which discusses preoperative assessment of deltoid structure prior to RSA. The purpose of this study was to assess for preoperative fatty deltoid-degeneration in patients with displaced PHF...
October 23, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
Andrea R Marcadis, Gustavo A Rubio, Zahra F Khan, Josefina C Farra, John I Lew
BACKGROUND: Both functional (hormone hypersecreting) and nonfunctional (nonhypersecreting) adrenal tumors can have benign or malignant pathology. This study compares perioperative in-hospital outcomes after adrenalectomy in patients with benign versus malignant nonfunctional primary adrenal tumors. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (2006-2011) to identify patients who underwent unilateral open or laparoscopic adrenalectomy for nonfunctional primary adrenal tumors...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Ara A Vaporciyan, Vid Fikfak, Matthew C Lineberry, Yoon Soo Park, Ara Tekian
BACKGROUND: Surgical skill assessment tools frequently reflect the opinions of small groups of surgeons. That raises concerns over their generalizability as well as their utilization when applied broadly. A Delphi approach could engage a broad group of experts to identify key elements for a checklist assessing coronary anastomotic skill, improving generalizability. METHODS: Expert surgeons in North America (10 or more years in practice, actively teaching coronary artery surgery) were contacted randomly to participate...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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