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Abeer Shaheen, Omayyah Nassar, Inaam Khalaf, Suha Al-Oballi Kridli, Samiha Jarrah, Suhaila Halasa
BACKGROUND: Undergoing surgery is an anxious experience for children. Applying anxiety reduction age-appropriate programs by nurses would be beneficial in reducing anxiety to children. AIM: To test the effectiveness of age-appropriate preoperative information session in reducing anxiety levels of school-age children undergoing elective surgery in Jordan. DESIGN: The study used a quasi-experimental design. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-six children were recruited from an educational hospital in Amman from January to June 2012 and were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Kurt Ruetzler, Peirong Lin, Jing You, Yehoshua Schacham, Amanda J Naylor, Daniel I Sessler, Leif Saager
BACKGROUND: Laboratory testing is a common component of preanesthesia evaluation and is designed to identify medical abnormalities that might otherwise remain undetected. While blood testing might optimally be performed shortly before surgery, it is often done earlier for practical reasons. We tested the hypothesis that longer periods between preoperative laboratory testing and surgery are associated with increased odds of having a composite of 30-day morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We obtained preoperative data from 2,320,920 patients in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program who were treated between 2005 and 2012...
March 1, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Daniel J Hackett, Jason E Hsu, Frederick A Matsen
BACKGROUND: Primary shoulder hemiarthroplasty is used to address a range of glenohumeral disorders, including fracture, arthritis, avascular necrosis, and capsulorrhaphy arthropathy; some patients with hemiarthroplasties undergo revision surgery for persistent pain or residual shoulder dysfunction. The literature does not clarify the features of the hemiarthroplasties having repeat surgery in a way that can guide surgeons' efforts to minimize the need for revision. To help address this gap, we analyzed the characteristics of patients from our region for whom we performed surgical revision of a prior humeral hemiarthroplasty QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the common characteristics of shoulder hemiarthroplasties having a revision? (2) What are the common characteristics of the subset of revised shoulder hemiarthroplasties that were performed for fracture? (3) What are characteristics of the subset of all revised hemiarthroplasties that were associated with glenoid bone erosion? METHODS: Data for 983 patients for whom we performed a surgical revision of any type of shoulder arthroplasty between January 1991 and January 2017 were identified in our longitudinally maintained institutional arthroplasty revision database...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Sandro Glumac, Goran Kardum, Nenad Karanović
BACKGROUND A recent study reported that patients with higher cortisol levels on the 1st postoperative morning after cardiac surgery exhibited an increased risk of early postoperative cognitive decline (POCD). Therefore, we conducted the current study to gain further insight into the stress response to a surgical procedure as a potential risk factor for early POCD after cardiac surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective cohort study enrolled 125 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with or without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
February 17, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Matthew Fitzsimmons, Eloise Carr, Linda Woodhouse, Geoff P Bostick
BACKGROUND: Despite the effectiveness of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for osteoarthritis (OA), up to 20% will report knee pain 1-year after surgery. One possible reason is the development of neuropathic pain before or after TKA. OBJECTIVE: To longitudinally describe suspected neuropathic pain in patients pre- and post-TKA and to explore relationships between pre-TKA suspected neuropathic pain and post-TKA outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective observational study...
February 13, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Yong Seuk Lee, Young-Kyun Lee, Seung Bum Han, Chang Hyun Nam, Javad Parvizi, Kyung-Hoi Koo
BACKGROUND: Early detection followed by prompt intervention is essential for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). D-dimer, a fibrin degradation product, characteristically changes rapidly during early postoperative period and has a short half-life. The aim of this prospective study was to measure postoperative change of D-dimer level after joint arthroplasty in conjunction with ESR and CRP. METHODS: ESR, CRP, and D-dimer levels were measured on the day before surgery, postoperative days 1, 2, 3, and 5 and weeks 2 and 6 in 65 patients who underwent elective primary total hip arthroplasty (38 hips in 38 patients) or total knee arthroplasty (27 knees in 27 patients)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Jie Chen, Na Shen, Xiaohui Duan, Yaning Guo
The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of dexmedetomidine in improving postoperative cognitive dysfunction from the perspectives of alleviating neuronal mitochondrial membrane oxidative stress and electrophysiological dysfunction. A total of 120 patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia from June 2013 to May, 2016 were selected as the subjects of the study and randomly divided into the propofol + remifentanil and dexmedetomidine groups. The Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were performed at day 1 before operation and at day 1, 3, 5 and 15 after operation...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
G Dewinter, W Staelens, E Veef, A Teunkens, M Van de Velde, S Rex
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to guidelines aimed at reducing the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is well known. In a before-and-after study, we tested the effectiveness of a simplified algorithm for PONV prophylaxis on the incidence of PONV. METHODS: In the first audit, we examined the adherence to our institutional guidelines for PONV prevention. In response to the results of this audit, we introduced a simplified algorithm for PONV prevention [female patients receiving triple prophylaxis (dexamethasone and ondansetron plus either a target-controlled infusion with propofol or droperidol) and male patients receiving double prophylaxis, dexamethasone, and ondansetron]...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
T E F Abbott, T Ahmad, M K Phull, A J Fowler, R Hewson, B M Biccard, M S Chew, M Gillies, R M Pearse
BACKGROUND: The surgical safety checklist is widely used to improve the quality of perioperative care. However, clinicians continue to debate the clinical effectiveness of this tool. METHODS: Prospective analysis of data from the International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS), an international observational study of elective in-patient surgery, accompanied by a systematic review and meta-analysis of published literature. The exposure was surgical safety checklist use...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Erni J Nelwan, Robert Sinto, Decy Subekti, Randy Adiwinata, Lia Waslia, Tonny Loho, Dodi Safari, Djoko Widodo
OBJECTIVE: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization is associated with serious surgical site infection in high-risk patients. High prevalence of MRSA colonization was reported in many settings, nonetheless local data is required. The purpose of this study is to identify the prevalence and risk factor of MRSA nasal carriage in adult patients in National Referral Hospital in Indonesia before underwent elective surgical procedure. RESULTS: From 384 patients, 16...
January 22, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Xue-Hua Li, Ren Mao, Si-Yun Huang, Can-Hui Sun, Qing-Hua Cao, Zhuang-Nian Fang, Zhong-Wei Zhang, Li Huang, Jin-Jiang Lin, Yu-Jun Chen, Jordi Rimola, Florian Rieder, Min-Hu Chen, Shi-Ting Feng, Zi-Ping Li
Purpose To evaluate the role of magnetization transfer (MT) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the characterization of intestinal fibrosis compared with contrast material-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MR imaging and its capability for differentiating fibrotic from inflammatory strictures in humans with Crohn disease (CD) by using surgical histopathologic analysis as the reference standard. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and informed consent were obtained for this prospective study...
January 19, 2018: Radiology
Eraballi Amaravathi, Nagendra Hongasandra Ramarao, Nagarathna Raghuram, Balaram Pradhan
Objectives: This study was aimed to assess the efficacy of yoga-based lifestyle program (YLSP) in improving quality of life (QOL) and stress levels in patients after 5 years of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Methodology: Three hundred patients posted for elective CABG in Narayana Hrudayalaya Super Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, were randomized into two groups: YLSP and conventional lifestyle program (CLSP), and follow-up was done for 5 years. Intervention: In YLSP group, all practices of integrative approach of yoga therapy such as yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, and meditation were used as an add-on to conventional cardiac rehabilitation...
January 2018: International Journal of Yoga
Dmitry Ponomarev, Oksana Kamenskaya, Asya Klinkova, Irina Loginova, Pavel Vedernikov, Igor Kornilov, Vladimir Shmyrev, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Aleksander Chernavskiy, Aleksander Karaskov
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the 1-year survival in cardiac surgical patients with lung disease, including previously undiagnosed cases. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) were performed in 454 patients before surgery...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Abm Kamrul Hasan, Raman Sivasankar, Salil G Nair, Wamia U Hasan, Zulaidi Latif
BACKGROUND: Intravenous cannulation is usually done in children after inhalational induction with volatile anesthetic agents. The optimum time for safe intravenous cannulation after induction with sevoflurane, oxygen, and nitrous oxide has been studied in premedicated children, but there is no information for the optimum time for cannulation with inhalational induction in children without premedication. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the optimum time for intravenous cannulation after the induction of anesthesia with sevoflurane, oxygen, and nitrous oxide in children without any premedication...
February 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Jaydev B Mistry, Nequesha Mohamed, Aamir Patel, Peace N Gwam, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a progressive debilitating disease affecting more than 27 million Americans. Treatment is often aimed at reducing pain and slowing disease progression. However, patients with significant barriers to healthcare may elect to visit the emergency department (ED) due to OA-related knee pain. The purpose of this study is to provide a detailed analysis of 1) patient demographics; 2) payor type; 3) charges; and 4) discharge status of patients presenting to the emergency department with a primary diagnosis of knee OA...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
Shelley R McDonald, Mitchell T Heflin, Heather E Whitson, Thomas O Dalton, Michael E Lidsky, Phillip Liu, Cornelia M Poer, Richard Sloane, Julie K Thacker, Heidi K White, Mamata Yanamadala, Sandhya A Lagoo-Deenadayalan
Importance: Older adults undergoing elective surgery experience higher rates of preventable postoperative complications than younger patients. Objective: To assess clinical outcomes for older adults undergoing elective abdominal surgery via a collaborative intervention by surgery, geriatrics, and anesthesia focused on perioperative health optimization. Design, Setting, and Participants: Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH) is a quality improvement initiative with prospective data collection...
January 3, 2018: JAMA Surgery
Fang Kang, ChaoLiang Tang, MingMing Han, XiaoQing Chai, Xiang Huang, Juan Li
OBJECTIVES: To compare dexmedetomidine combined with isoflurane versus isoflurane anesthesia on brain injury after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, single-blind study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients undergoing elective valve replacement surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Ninety-seven patients scheduled for valve replacement surgery were randomly divided into 2 groups: dexmedetomidine and isoflurane (Dex-Iso, n = 50) and isoflurane alone (Iso, n = 47)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Antonella Cotoia, Lucia Mirabella, Renata Beck, Pompeo Matrella, Valentina Assenzo, Thierry Chazot, Gilda Cinnella, Ngai Liu, Michele Dambrosio
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium (ED) is an acute change in cognition after general anesthesia (GA) occurring in operative room, recovery room or in postanesthesia care. The automated propofolremifentanil titration by Bispectral index (BIS) (AutoTIVA) avoids period of deep (BIS<40) anesthesia and could potentially decrease the ED. The aim of this study was to evaluate ED in surgical patients under AutoTIVA, manual titration of propofol-remifentanil (ManualTIVA) or volatile BIS-guided GA...
December 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
Yanzheng Song, Mingshen Sun, Ningli Wang, Xingtao Zhou, Jing Zhao, Qinmei Wang, Shihao Chen, Yingping Deng, Lemei Qiu, Yueguo Chen, Anthony J Aldave, Fengju Zhang
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of the transforming growth factor (TGF) β-induced gene corneal dystrophies in refractive surgery candidates in China. SETTING: Five hospitals in China. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHOD: Refractive surgical candidates from 5 preselected eye hospitals/centers in China were recruited after providing informed consent. All patients had slitlamp biomicroscopy and collection of a buccal swab as a source of DNA for screening of the TGF β-induced gene for the 5 most common mutations associated with Reis-Bückler corneal dystrophy, Thiel-Behnke corneal dystrophy, granular corneal dystrophy type 1, granular corneal dystrophy type 2, and lattice corneal dystrophy type 1...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Shreyasi Ray, Jyotirmay Kirtania
BACKGROUND: Abundant published literature exists addressing the issues of outpatient waiting lists before surgery. However, there is no published literature on inpatient waiting time before elective surgical procedures. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to measure the inpatient waiting time, identify the factors that affect the inpatient waiting time, and recommend the ways of reducing the waiting time of inpatients before elective surgical procedures, at a state government teaching hospital in India...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
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