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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924283/a-framework-for-laparoscopic-simulations
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Osman Hasan, Sohail Iqbal
Due to their numerous advantages, laparoscopic surgical procedures are increasingly becoming common in the operation theatres over the past few decades. Virtual reality training simulators have played a significant role during this transition from traditional to laparoscopic procedures by enhancing surgical skills, such as hand-eye coordination in laparoscopy, and practising surgical scenarios that cannot be easily created using physical models. This paper presents a general framework for such a training simulator while identifying its key components and their specific roles in enhancing various laparoscopic skills...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919267/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-2-association-with-peri-operative-clinical-anaesthetic-and-transcranial-doppler-derived-parameters
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Jeremy E Newman, Mathew J Bown, Robert D Sayers, Jonathan P Thompson, Thompson G Robinson, Bryan Williams, Ronney Panerai, Peter Lacy, A Ross Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The first paper in this series observed that pre-operative baroreceptor dysfunction and poorly controlled hypertension were independently predictive for identifying patients who went on to require treatment for post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH). The second paper examines the influence of intra-operative patient, transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, and anaesthetic variables on the incidence of PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 patients underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919069/impact-of-discontinuation-of-antiplatelet-therapy-prior-to-isolated-valve-and-combined-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-and-valve-procedures-on-short-and-intermediate-term-outcomes
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James Meneguzzi, Matthew Kilpin, Ying Yan Zhu, Atsuo Doi, Christopher Reid, Lavinia Tran, Philip Hayward, Julian Smith
BACKGROUND: A change in cardiac surgery practice over the past decade has seen an increase in urgent or inpatient referrals for surgery, with antiplatelet therapy often continued up until surgery. This study aims to identify the optimal timing for administration of aspirin to minimise risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: From a prospectively compiled database collected by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons, we identified 8,294 patients undertaking combined CABG and valve or isolated valve procedures while discontinuing aspirin...
September 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918819/the-promise-of-documentary-theatre-to-counter-ageism-in-age-friendly-communities
#4
Kathy Black, Valerie Barnes Lipscomb
This paper discusses an innovative theatre-arts collaboration that was created to provoke public discourse about aging in a community located in the Southeastern United States in which more than one-half of residents are age 50 or older. The development and execution of the documentary theatre production are explicated and the post-performance talk-backs with the audience are shared to illustrate how it facilitated insight and dialogue among its largely older audiences. Experience with this production suggests that academics can collaborate with professional artists to promote the subjective experience of aging as a positive appreciation of self...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918534/do-surgical-helmet-systems-affect-intraoperative-wound-contamination-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Otis C Shirley, Ali Bayan, Mark Zhu, James P Dalton, Siouxsie Wiles, Simon W Young
BACKGROUND: Deep infection following arthroplasty remains a devastating complication. Some registry data suggests that modern positive-pressure surgical helmet systems (SHS) are associated with a paradoxical increase in infection rates, and as such their role in arthroplasty remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether SHS increase wound contamination in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and if this contamination can be reduced by placing tape around the gown/glove interface...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913493/an-evaluation-of-operating-room-throughput-in-a-stand-alone-soft-tissue-trauma-operating-theatre
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Brian D O'Donnell, Ken Walsh, Aileen Murphy, Brendan McElroy, Gabriella Iohom, George D Shorten
BACKGROUND: Operating room time is a limited, expensive commodity in acute hospitals. Strategies aimed at reduction of non-operative time improve operating room throughput and capacity. We conducted a prospective study to evaluate and augment operating room throughput and capacity using context-specific work practice changes. METHODS: Following institutional and ethical approval, an interdisciplinary group designed and introduced a series of work practice changes specific to a stand-alone soft tissue trauma theatre, comprising modifications to patient processing, staff behaviours and additional anaesthesiologist hours...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912163/neonatal-resuscitation-using-a-laryngeal-mask-airway-a-randomised-trial-in-uganda
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Nicolas J Pejovic, Daniele Trevisanuto, Clare Lubulwa, Susanna Myrnerts Höök, Francesco Cavallin, Josaphat Byamugisha, Jolly Nankunda, Thorkild Tylleskär
OBJECTIVE: Mortality rates from birth asphyxia in low-income countries remain high. Face mask ventilation (FMV) performed by midwives is the usual method of resuscitating neonates in such settings but may not always be effective. The i-gel is a cuffless laryngeal mask airway (LMA) that could enhance neonatal resuscitation performance. We aimed to compare LMA and face mask (FM) during neonatal resuscitation in a low-resource setting. SETTING: Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda...
September 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904915/microbiological-surveillance-of-operation-theatres-five-year-retrospective-analysis-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india
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Dipender Kaur Najotra, Aneeta Singh Malhotra, Poonam Slathia, Shivani Raina, Ashok Dhar
INTRODUCTION: Microbiological contamination of air and environment in the operation theaters (OTs) are major risk factor for surgical site and other hospital-associated infections. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to identify bacterial colonization of surfaces and equipment and to determine the microbial contamination of air in the OTs of a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five years (January 2010-December 2014) retrospective analysis of the data obtained from routine microbiological surveillance of the five OTs of the hospital was done...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904703/patient-satisfaction-with-the-perioperative-surgical-services-and-associated-factors-at-a-university-referral-and-teaching-hospital-2014-a-cross-sectional-study
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Endale Gebreegziabher Gebremedhn, Girmay Fitiwi Lemma
INTRODUCTION: Globally, increasing consideration has been given to the assessment of patient satisfaction as a method of monitor of the quality of health care provision in the health institutions. Perioperative patient satisfaction has been contemplated to be related with the level of postoperative pain intensity, patients' expectation of the outcome, patient health provider relationship, inpatient services, hospital facilities, access to care, waiting time, cost and helpfulness of treatments received...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903962/an-evaluation-of-intracameral-mydriasis-for-routine-cataract-surgery
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Christopher B Schulz, Srini V Goverdhan, Roger C Humphry
BACKGROUND: Intracameral Mydrane might facilitate a more streamlined cataract service and improve the patient experience. There is limited 'real-world' evidence of its use in a UK setting. METHODS: As part of a local evaluation of cataract surgery using intracameral Mydrane (group 2; n=60), data were collected on intraoperative pupil size and postoperative visual acuity (VA), as well as the rate of mechanical pupil dilation, intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) and complications...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900769/interface-scopulariopsis-gracilis-fungal-keratitis-following-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-dsaek-with-a-contaminated-graft
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Craig Wilde, Marco Messina, Tara Moshiri, Susan E Snape, Senthil Maharajan
PURPOSE: To report for the first time a case of interface Scopulariopsis gracilis fungal keratitis following Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with a contaminated graft. METHODS: A 57-year-old man with bilateral keratoconus and previous bilateral penetrating keratoplasties (PK) developed graft failure in association with marked corneal ectasia. He underwent a successful DSAEK. Unfortunately, a contaminated graft was transplanted and the following morning we were contacted by the eye bank to inform us a slow-growing fungus had been detected in the culture plates inoculated with dextran solution used to store the issued corneoscleral button...
September 12, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900357/five-year-microbiological-monitoring-of-wards-and-operating-theatres-in-southern-italy
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V La Fauci, C Genovese, A Facciolà, M A R Palamara, R Squeri
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial infections are one of the greatest problems in public health. Several studies have highlighted the role played by the hospital environment as a possible source of transmission of nosocomial pathogens. METHODS: A five-year monitoring of bacterial contamination on healthcare workers hands, surfaces most closely in contact with inpatient wards, operating theatres and "at rest" and "in use" operating theatre air samples. For the samples, we used sterile swabs, contact slides, manual API, and automated VITEK systems for identification...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899559/emergency-general-surgery-and-trauma-outcomes-from-the-first-consultant-led-service-in-singapore
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Sachin Mathur, Woan Wui Lim, Tiong Thye Goo
INTRODUCTION: There is a significant burden on public health systems from emergency surgical and trauma (ESAT) patients. In Western countries, the response has been to separate acute and elective surgery with the creation of a new sub-specialty: acute care surgery. Dedicated acute units have shown improvements in efficiency and clinical outcomes for patients. The aim of this study was to assess the results of the first such unit in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of a 12-month period of acute admissions between May 2014 and April 2015, with comparison of 6-months before and after the creation of the ESAT service...
September 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895367/is-management-of-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-consistent-across-the-uk-a-questionnaire-based-survey
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Eleanor Atkins, Ranjeet Narlawar, Francesco Torella, George A Antoniou
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to quantify variability across the UK in the management of a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: An online survey was emailed to all members of the Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland. The survey presented a vignette of a 63-year-old woman with significant respiratory co-morbidity whose computed tomographic (CT) angiogram demonstrated a 54 mm AAA with a short (7 mm) proximal neck but no other adverse morphological features for a standard or complex endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)...
September 11, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876691/a-four-year-across-surgical-discipline-perioperative-and-intraoperative-experience-of-patient-management-in-a-tertiary-academic-hospital-a-review
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S Patel, Z M Koto, M Balabyeki
BACKGROUND: There has been a growing trend in the surgical literature to report mortality and morbidity after surgery with preoperative risk adjustment to facilitate meaningful comparisons of surgical outcomes between different surgeons and hospitals. This is a review of the rate of injuries caused by surgeons unintentionally whilst performing procedures in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, for example, caesarean sections and hysterectomies. METHOD: Data was collected retrospectively over the past four years at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital utilising the database and theatre records correlated with patient files...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876686/management-of-failed-mitral-valve-replacement-the-durban-experience
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D Kistan, M Booysen, G Alexander, T E Madiba
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve replacement is the procedure of choice in patients with severe mitral valve disease. However, these patients are surviving longer and are thus at an increased risk of prosthesis failure or valve-related complications. METHOD: Study setting: Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, a tertiary referral Hospital in Durban. Study population: All patients undergoing redo mechanical mitral valve replacement surgery between January 2005 and December 2014...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876680/registrar-perceptions-on-general-surgical-training-in-south-africa-a-report-by-the-south-african-society-of-surgeons-in-training-sassit
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N Patel, A Leusink, N Singh, M Z Koto, T Luvhengo
BACKGROUND: Surgical training varies significantly even amongst universities within the same country. This trend is reflected in South Africa and provides an opportunity for innovation to improve the quality of general surgical training. METHOD: A prospective descriptive study was performed by means of a confidential questionnaire distributed to general surgical registrars at all 8 training centres in South Africa. Participants were asked to give comments regarding adequacy of formal academic teaching, level of supervision during surgical procedures, exposure to and training in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), and preparation for examinations...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876676/factors-contributing-to-elective-theatre-cancellations-in-the-department-of-surgery-at-chbah
#18
M Mulira, M D Smith, J Moorman
BACKGROUND: Elective theatre cancellations is a common experience the world over that impacts on theatre efficiency with undesirable consequences on the health care system, the patients and their families. It increases costs of running theatres, is a financial burden and emotional strain on patients and their families. METHOD: A retrospective study where 300 cancellations in the Department of Surgery were randomly selected and analysed from the Morbidity and Mortality meetings held at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital from November 2015...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876674/an-analysis-of-the-inequalities-between-the-public-and-private-sector-in-south-africa
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A J Dell, D Kahn, J Klopper
BACKGROUND: The full extent of the global burden of surgical disease is largely unknown; however, the scope of the problem is thought to be large. Despite the substantial burden of surgical disease, surgical services are inaccessible to many of those who need them most. There are disparities between public and private sectors in South Africa, which compounds inequitable access to surgical care. METHOD: This study involved a descriptive analysis of surgical resources and included the total number of hospitals, hospital beds, surgical beds, general surgeons (specialist and nonspecialist), and the number of functional operating theatres in South Africa...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876667/evaluation-of-thoracoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-diaphragmatic-injuries-in-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-trauma-without-lung-deflation-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital
#20
L Nsakala
BACKGROUND: With a mortality estimated at 25% when missed, diaphragmatic injuries due to penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma present a diagnostic challenge for both the radiologist and the surgeon. In the current literature, chest x-ray has a sensitivity of 27-60% for left-sided injuries and only 17% for right-sided injuries while, CT scan has a sensitivity of 14-61% and a specificity of 76-99%. Thoracoscopy using a single lung ventilation is one of the modalities of choice for the diagnosis of these injuries with a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 87...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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