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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226518/acceptability-and-benefit-of-rectal-irrigation-in-patients-with-low-anterior-resection-syndrome-a-qualitative-study
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G M McCutchan, D Hughes, Z Davies, J Torkington, C Morris, J A Cornish
AIM: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) following rectal cancer surgery impairs the patient's quality of life (QoL). Rectal Irrigation has been demonstrated to be effective for anterior resection syndrome but many surgeons do not suggest it as a treatment. This feasibility study aimed to explore treatment acceptability and the benefit of rectal irrigation in patients who developed LARS following an anterior resection for rectal cancer. METHODS: This was a qualitative study, involving semi-structured interviews...
December 11, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225958/overcoming-challenges-in-implementing-the-who-surgical-safety-checklist-lessons-learnt-from-using-a-checklist-training-course-to-facilitate-rapid-scale-up-in-madagascar
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REVIEW
Kristin L Close, Linden S Baxter, Vaonandianina A Ravelojaona, Hasiniaina N Rakotoarison, Emily Bruno, Alison Herbert, Vanessa Andean, James Callahan, Hery H Andriamanjato, Michelle C White
The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was launched in 2009, and appropriate use reduces mortality, surgical site infections and complications after surgery by up to 50%. Implementation across low-income and middle-income countries has been slow; published evidence is restricted to reports from a few single institutions, and significant challenges to successful implementation have been identified and presented. The Mercy Ships Medical Capacity Building team developed a multidisciplinary 3-day Surgical Safety Checklist training programme designed for rapid wide-scale implementation in all regional referral hospitals in Madagascar...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225017/qualitative-and-quantitative-anatomy-of-the-proximal-humerus-muscle-attachments-and-the-axillary-nerve-a-cadaveric-study
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Gilbert Moatshe, Daniel Cole Marchetti, Jorge Chahla, Márcio B Ferrari, George Sanchez, George F Lebus, Alex W Brady, Rachel M Frank, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To provide a quantitative and qualitative anatomic analysis of the pectoralis major, teres major, and latissimus dorsi on the humerus, as well as the deltoid tendinous attachments on the proximal humerus and acromion, and to quantitatively characterize the humeral course of the axillary nerve. METHODS: Ten nonpaired, fresh-frozen human cadaveric shoulders were analyzed. A portable coordinate-measuring device quantified the location of bony landmarks and tendon attachment areas...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222912/bringing-the-disabled-body-to-personality-psychology-a-case-study-of-samantha
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Jonathan M Adler
OBJECTIVE: Personality psychology has largely ignored the experiences of people with disabilities. This paper strives to bring the thriving, interdisciplinary field of disability studies to personality psychology via a case study of Samantha (N=1). Samantha feels that she grew up as a hearing person who could not hear and is now a deaf person who can hear. METHOD: Narrative identity provides the theoretical, methodological, and analytical framework for the rich, qualitative examination of Samantha's life story, interwoven with approaches from disability studies and intersectionality theory...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221845/characterizing-the-role-of-u-s-surgeons-in-the-provision-of-palliative-care-a-systematic-review-and-mixed-methods-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Pasithorn A Suwanabol, Arielle E Kanters, Ari C Reichstein, Lauren M Wancata, Lesly A Dossett, Emily B Rivet, Maria J Silveira, Arden M Morris
CONTEXT: The provision of palliative care varies appropriately by clinical factors such as patient age and severity of disease, but also varies by provider practice and specialty. Surgical patients are persistently less likely to receive palliative care than their medical counterparts for reasons that aren't clear. OBJECTIVES: We sought to characterize surgeon-specific determinants of palliative care in seriously-ill and dying patients. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature focused on surgery and palliative care within PubMed, CINHAL, EMBASE, Scopus, and Ovid Medline databases from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2016 according to PRISMA guidelines...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219922/multimodal-prehabilitation-programs-as-a-bundle-of-care-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Vladimir Bolshinsky, Michael H-G Li, Hilmy Ismail, Kate Burbury, Bernhard Riedel, Alexander Heriot
BACKGROUND: Prehabilitation reflects a proactive process of preoperative optimization undertaken between cancer diagnosis and definitive surgical treatment, with the intent of improving physiological capacity to withstand the major insult of surgery. Prehabilitation before GI cancer surgery is currently not widely adopted, and most research has focused on unimodal interventions such as exercise therapy, nutritional supplementation, and hematinic optimization. A review of the existing literature was undertaken to investigate the impact of multimodal prehabilitation programs as a "bundle of care...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218696/a-modular-vascular-access-training-program-for-higher-surgical-trainees
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Mark Edwards, Alexander D Rodway, Islam G Ahmed, Richard A Harvey, Tamer S Foad, Karim M El Sakka
INTRODUCTION: Access surgery is delivered by vascular/transplant surgeons with a division that is defined by historic practice. This has resulted in an inconsistent training pattern. We aimed to design a focused, modular training program (The Brighton Vascular Access Fellowship) providing trainees with a reproducible level of exposure and competence. METHODS: The programme was 16 days over 8 weeks on a one-to-one basis with candidates expected to be performing procedures as first surgeon with ongoing, formative assessment...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215495/caregiver-perceptions-and-health-related-quality-of-life-changes-in-cerebral-palsy-patients-after-spinal-arthrodesis
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Amit Jain, Brian Sullivan, Suken A Shah, Amer F Samdani, Burt Yaszay, Michelle C Marks, Paul D Sponseller
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective registryObjective: Our objective was to prospectively assess caregivers' perceptions regarding changes in the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with cerebral palsy (CP) after spinal arthrodesis. We assessed caregiver perceptions from 3 perspectives: 1) qualitative assessment of changes in global quality of life, comfort, and health; 2) relative valuation of spine surgery versus other common interventions in CP patients; and 3) quantitative changes in HRQL scores...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211219/incidence-and-treatment-of-chylothorax-in-children-undergoing-corrective-surgery-for-congenital-heart-diseases
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Nicolle Martin Christofe, Cristiane Felix Ximenes Pessotti, Laércio Paiva, Ieda Biscegli Jatene
INTRODUCTION: Chylothorax is a lymphatic extravasation into pleural cavity and its incidence is 0.25%-5.3% in children undergoing cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of chylothorax in pediatrics patients operated, linking it in each surgical intervention. Evaluate treatment types and efficiency. METHODS: Retrospective study using medical records of children undergoing cardiac surgery in the Hospital do Coração between 2004 and 2014...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208834/sutureless-glueless-intrascleral-fixation-of-posterior-chamber-intraocular-lens-boon-for-aphakic
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Nagendra Shekhawat, Karishma Goyal
PURPOSE: To report results of intrascleral fixation of 3-piece IOL without the help of suture and glue. METHODS: Study included intrascleral fixation of haptic in 50 eyes by T-fixation technique. Preoperative and postoperative visual acuity, slit lamp and fundus examination, applanation tonometry, keratometry, biometry, optical coherence tomography, Scheimpflug imaging were done for extensive evaluation. Qualitative and quantitative data were summarized in the form of proportion and mean and standard deviation, respectively...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205225/using-the-discrete-wavelet-transform-in-assessing-the-effectiveness-of-rehabilitation-in-patients-after-acl-reconstruction
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Adam Czaplicki, Wiesława Kuniszyk-Jóźkowiak, Janusz Jaszczuk, Marta Jarocka, Jacek Walawski
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study was to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation in patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using a wavelet analysis of the torque-time curve patterns of the extensors of the affected knee. The analysis aimed at the quantitative evaluation of irregularities in these torque-time patterns. METHODS: The study involved a group of 22 men who had had ACL reconstruction. The torque-time characteristics were recorded 3, 6 and 12 months after the surgery by an isokinetic dynamometer...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199363/development-and-preclinical-trials-of-a-wire-driven-end-effector-device-for-frozen-shoulder-treatment
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Chul Min Park, Seong-Il Kwon, Hanpyo Hong, Sungchul Kang, In-Ho Jeon, Shinsuk Park, Keri Kim
Several different flexible end effectors have been developed to solve the problem of approaching the lesion in a minimally invasive surgery. In this paper, we developed a wire-driven end effector device to treat frozen shoulder. Since the device is for capsular release surgery, it has a suitable bend radius for the surgery. It is a cylindrical cannula that can fit various surgical tools and can be sterilized after use. The end effector is made of an elastic material called PAI (polyamide-imide) with its outer diameter and total length being 4 and 19 mm...
December 4, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198262/medical-missions-for-the-provision-of-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Frank J Molloy, Nguyenvu Nguyen, Marisa Mize, Gavin Wright, Cecilia St George-Hyslop, Maura O'Callaghan, Emma Scanlan, William M Novick
This review will outline the role of visiting cardiac surgical teams in low- and middle-income countries drawing on the collective experience of the authors in a wide range of locations. Requests for assistance can emerge from local programmes at a beginner or advanced stage. However, in all circumstances, careful pre-trip planning is necessary in conjunction with clinical and non-clinical local partners. The clinical evaluation, surgical procedures, and postoperative care all serve as a template for collaboration and education between the visiting and local teams in every aspect of care...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192065/peripheral-nerve-function-estimation-by-linear-model-of-multi-cmap-responses-for-surgical-intervention-in-acoustic-neuroma-surgery
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Dilok Puanhvuan, Sorayouth Chumnanvej, Yodchanan Wongsawat
Nerve function assessments are crucial for surgical intervention during acoustic neuroma surgery. Cranial nerves such as acoustic and facial nerves, can be possibly damaged during tumor dissection. Proper surgical intervention should prevent neurological deficit and achieve total tumor removal. Conventionally, nerve function is qualitatively evaluated by surgeon and neurologist. Facial nerves can be preserved by monitoring the compound muscle action potential (CMAP) response. The differences in the amplitude and latency of CMAP are used as indicators during surgical interventions...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188880/perspectives-on-the-causes-of-undernutrition-of-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-qualitative-study
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R van der Pols-Vijlbrief, H A H Wijnhoven, M Visser
OBJECTIVES: Undernutrition is a major health concern particularly in vulnerable older adults. The present study aimed to reveal the causes of undernutrition as reported by community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Twenty-five semi-structured interviews and two focus group discussions were performed and analyzed. SETTING: Community-dwelling. PARTICIPANTS: Older adults. MEASUREMENTS: A questionnaire on demographics, Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire 65+ and interviews on the potential causes of undernutrition...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188750/perceptions-about-participation-in-a-12-week-walking-program-for-people-with-severe-knee-osteoarthritis-a-qualitative-analysis
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Jason A Wallis, Kate E Webster, Pazit Levinger, Parminder J Singh, Chris Fong, Nicholas F Taylor
PURPOSE: To explore the perceptions of people with severe knee osteoarthritis and increased cardiovascular risk about participating in a walking program. METHODS: Qualitative study using semistructured interviews for people with severe knee osteoarthritis and increased cardiovascular risk who participated in a 12-week walking program. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim, member-checked, coded and themes developed using thematic analysis. Findings were triangulated with quantitative data including pain, function and cardiovascular risk factors from previously reported data...
November 30, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188219/a-systematic-review-of-the-role-of-robotics-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-from-inception-to-the-future
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Thomas D Dobbs, Olivia Cundy, Harsh Samarendra, Khurram Khan, Iain Stuart Whitaker
Background: The use of robots in surgery has become commonplace in many specialties. In this systematic review, we report on the current uses of robotics in plastic and reconstructive surgery and looks to future roles for robotics in this arena. Methods: A systematic literature search of Medline, EMBASE, and Scopus was performed using appropriate search terms in order to identify all applications of robot-assistance in plastic and reconstructive surgery. All articles were reviewed by two authors and a qualitative synthesis performed of those articles that met the inclusion criteria...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187237/-it-wasn-t-as-bad-as-i-thought-it-would-be-a-qualitative-study-of-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-after-treatment
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Sara E Golden, Charles R Thomas, Mark E Deffebach, Mithran S Sukumar, Paul H Schipper, Brandon H Tieu, Andrew Y Kee, Andrew C Tsen, Christopher G Slatore
OBJECTIVE: While surgical resection is recommended for most patients with early stage lung cancer, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is being increasingly utilized. Provider-patient communication regarding risks/benefits of each approach may be a modifiable factor leading to improved patient-centered outcomes. Our objective was to determine a framework and recommended strategies on how to best communicate with patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the post-treatment setting...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184666/intra-operative-ultrasound-based-augmented-reality-guidance-for-laparoscopic-surgery
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Rohit Singla, Philip Edgcumbe, Philip Pratt, Christopher Nguan, Robert Rohling
In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon must operate with a limited field of view and reduced depth perception. This makes spatial understanding of critical structures difficult, such as an endophytic tumour in a partial nephrectomy. Such tumours yield a high complication rate of 47%, and excising them increases the risk of cutting into the kidney's collecting system. To overcome these challenges, an augmented reality guidance system is proposed. Using intra-operative ultrasound, a single navigation aid, and surgical instrument tracking, four augmentations of guidance information are provided during tumour excision...
October 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
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