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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684306/does-sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-improve-pain-control-and-intraoperative-hemodynamics-in-children-undergoing-palatoplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anantanarayanan Parameswaran, Muruganand V Ganeshmurthy, Yashoda Ashok, Manikandhan Ramanathan, Anthony F Markus, Hermann F Sailer
PURPOSE: Children undergoing cleft palate repair have pain, dysphagia, and wound irritation in the immediate postoperative phase that may compromise surgical outcomes. This trial evaluates the efficacy of the sphenopalatine ganglion block (SPGB) in optimizing intraoperative hemodynamics and postoperative analgesia in children undergoing primary palatoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial comparing the use of SPGB with general anesthesia (GA) (study group) versus the use of only GA (control group)...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683361/human-recombinant-epidermal-growth-factor-in-skin-lesions-77-cases-in-epitelizando-project
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Jordi Esquirol-Caussa, Elisabeth Herrero-Vila
OBJECTIVE: To analyze compounded recombinant human Epidermal Growth Factor (rhEGF) effectiveness on skin lesions through a case series. DESIGN: Multicentric series of skin lesions treated with topical recombinant human Epidermal Growth Factor. SITE: Patients from 56 different health professionals, three different countries, two recruitment years. PARTICIPANTS: 77 patients with skin lesions, mean age 63.15 years (min = 18, max = 95); 53...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683248/computer-guided-chin-harvest-a-novel-approach-for-autogenous-block-harvest-from-the-mandibular-symphesis
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Ahmed H Osman, Mohammed Atef
BACKGROUND: The introduction of CAD/CAM technology allowed clinicians to carry out complex procedures with a high level of precision and reproducibility and minimize the risk of injury during the procedure. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficacy of the CAD/CAM surgical guide during chin harvesting procedures in reducing the risk of neurosensory damage and patient morbidity compared with the standard technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: About 20 cases of autogenous block chin harvest were randomly into two groups...
April 23, 2018: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682257/therapeutic-efficiency-of-platelet-gel-for-the-treatment-of-oral-ulcers-related-to-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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A Picardi, A S Ferraro, M Miranda, F Meconi, A Lanti, G Adorno, W Arcese, P Bollero
Background: Platelet (PLT) gel has been successfully used in tissue regeneration of diabetic and surgical wounds through the releasing of growth factors such as basic fibroblast and PLT-derived growth factors. Based on this background, our previous clinical trial have assessed the feasibility and efficacy of PLT gel for the treatment of muco-cutaneous lesions related to graft versus host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantion (HSCT). The promising results reported in a small series of 6 patients, of whom 1 with oral ulcers, represent the rationale of the present study...
October 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682105/when-are-endovascular-and-open-bypass-treatments-preferred-for-femoropopliteal-occlusive-disease
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REVIEW
Ali F AbuRahma
Several meta-analyses and multicenter trials have shown that chronic limb ischemia did not occur for up to 5 years in 50%-70% of patients who underwent saphenous vein grafts, with limb salvage and perioperative mortality rates of >80% and 3%, respectively. However, open surgical bypass can have limitations, including postoperative morbidity/wound complications of 10%-20% and prolonged length of hospital stay and outpatient care. Several studies have analyzed clinical outcomes for patients with critical limb ischemia treated with endovascular therapies, but they have been mainly retrospective with significant heterogeneity or were single center...
March 25, 2018: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682032/analysis-of-factors-influencing-outcome-of-depressed-fracture-of-skull
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Ritesh S Satardey, Srikant Balasubramaniam, Jayashree S Pandya, Rajesh C Mahey
Context: The outcome of patients with depressed fracture varies and depends on multiple factors. There has been no previous study on the significance of these factors on the outcome of depressed fracture of the skull and hence this study. Aims: The primary aim of our study is to find the factors affecting the outcome in cases of depressed skull fracture (DSF). This will help us improve outcomes and give more accurate prediction of long-term outcomes. Settings and Design: Prospective observational study...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682012/depressed-fractures-of-skull-an-institutional-series-of-453-patients-and-brief-review-of-literature
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Anand Prakash, Viraat Harsh, Utkarsh Gupta, Jayendra Kumar, Anil Kumar
Background: There has been a substantial increase in the number of cases with head injuries in the past two decades which has simultaneously led to increase in the annual incidence of depressed fractures of skull. Most of these skull fractures are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality of patients and an unavoidable financial burden on the family members. However, many changes have been undertaken directed toward improved management of patients with head injuries and skull fractures in the past 20 years...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681942/bacterial-profile-antibacterial-resistance-pattern-and-associated-factors-from-women-attending-postnatal-health-service-at-university-of-gondar-teaching-hospital-northwest-ethiopia
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Abebaw Bitew Kifilie, Mulat Dagnew, Birhanemeskel Tegenie, Biruk Yeshitela, Rawleigh Howe, Ebba Abate
Introduction: Surgical site infection is a vital cause of maternal mortality and morbidity, especially in resource-limited countries. The rise of antibiotic resistance bacterial infection poses a big threat to this vulnerable population. However, there is lack of studies around the study area. Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify bacterial profile, antibacterial resistance pattern, and associated factors among mothers attending postnatal care health service...
2018: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681179/-femtosecond-laser-assisted-keratoplasty
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László Módis, Eszter Szalai, Zsuzsanna Flaskó, Bence Kolozsvári, András Berta
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To present our results on femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating keratoplasty. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Twenty-five eyes of 25 patients underwent surgery with the following indications: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (n = 10), keratoconus (n = 4), corneal dystrophy (n = 5), corneal scar (n = 4), band keratopathy (n = 2). Trephination of both the donor and recipient corneas were performed with VisuMax femtosecond laser device (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany)...
April 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680992/comparison-of-mucosal-and-mucoperiosteal-wound-cover-for-the-treatment-of-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-lesions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Nicola Nonnenmühlen, A Burnic, A Bartella, B Lethaus, F Gerhards, O Ristow, C Pautke, F Hölzle, T Steiner
OBJECTIVES: Actually, there is no detailed guidance on how to deal with wound closure after surgical removal of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) lesions. This study attempts to compare the difference in outcome between the mucosal and the mucoperiosteal flap closure after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective monocentric cohort study, patients (n = 61; 35 female/26 male) suffering from MRONJ and requiring surgical therapy at the University of Aachen between 2013 and 2015 were included...
April 22, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680584/what-is-the-impact-of-smoking-on-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Nicholas A Bedard, S Blake Dowdle, Brandon G Wilkinson, Kyle R Duchman, Yubo Gao, John J Callaghan
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of literature evaluating the impact of smoking on revision arthroplasty procedures. The purpose of this study was identify the effect of smoking on complications after revision total knee arthroplasty (rTKA). METHODS: We queried the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database to identify patients who underwent rTKA between 2006 and 2014. Patients were divided into current smokers and nonsmokers according to the NSQIP definitions...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680443/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-wound-drains-in-non-instrumented-lumbar-decompression-surgery
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REVIEW
Christopher L Davidoff, Jeffrey M Rogers, Mary Simons, Andrew S Davidson
Wound drains are routinely used in lumbar decompressive surgery (LDS). However, it remains unclear whether this practice helps to prevent symptomatic epidural hematoma formation and associated complications, particularly following non-instrumented procedures. A systematic review and meta-analysis was therefore completed to critically appraise the literature. The search protocol was conducted using the Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases. Articles meeting the following criteria were included: (i) examined patients undergoing LDS; (ii) included cases receiving post-operative wound drains; (iii) detailed adverse outcomes including symptomatic epidural hematomas or wound infection; and (iv) were published in English in a peer-reviewed journal...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680306/10-years-analysis-of-diabetes-related-major-lower-extremity-amputations-in-mexico
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Iván de Jesús Ascencio-Montiel
BACKGROUND: Little is known about diabetes-related major lower extremity amputations (DMLEA) burden in México. AIM OF THE STUDY: To describe DMLEA hospitalization rates, in-hospital survival rates, characteristics associated with all-cause in-hospital mortality and direct costs of hospitalization during the 2005-2015 period, in the two principal Health Institutions in Mexico: the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH). METHODS: A secondary data analysis was conducted using hospital discharge information obtained from administrative databases...
April 18, 2018: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679951/surgical-site-infection-rate-after-hemilaminectomy-and-laminectomy-in-dogs-without-perioperative-antibiotic-therapy
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Barbara A R Dyall, Hugo G Schmökel
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the surgical site infection (SSI) rate in dogs undergoing laminectomies without perioperative antibiotics, and compare those data with the expected infection rate for clean surgical wounds in dogs undergoing similar procedures. METHODS:  This was a retrospective single-centre study composed of dogs that underwent hemilaminectomies or laminectomies for thoracolumbar disc herniation or lumbosacral disease during a 2-year period (during 2015 and 2016)...
April 21, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679726/late-presenting-dural-tear-incidence-risk-factors-and-associated-complications
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Wesley M Durand, J Mason DePasse, Eren O Kuris, JaeWon Yang, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Unrecognized and inadequately repaired intraoperative durotomies may lead to cerebrospinal fluid leak, pseudomeningocele, and other complications. Few studies have investigated durotomy that is unrecognized intraoperatively and requires additional postoperative management (hereafter, late-presenting dural tear [LPDT]), though estimates of LPDT range from 0.6 - 8.3 per 1,000 spinal surgeries. These single-center studies are based on relatively small sample sizes for an event of this rarity, all with <10 patients experiencing LPDT...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679194/posterior-cranial-fossa-and-spinal-local-infections
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Federico Bianchi, Gianpiero Tamburrini
OBJECT: The aim of this paper is to review the current knowledge on the management of local infections in posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and spinal surgery; the center of our paper will be the diagnosis and management of infections of the wound, the subcutaneous tissue, and muscle strata. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Very few papers address the problem of local infections in posterior cranial fossa and spinal surgery. The largest amount of the literature data is indeed centered on how to deal with deep infections, CSF leak, and secondary meningitis or hardware infection...
April 20, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679151/comparisons-of-the-surgical-outcomes-and-medical-costs-between-transferred-and-directly-admitted-patients-diagnosed-with-intestinal-obstruction-in-an-american-tertiary-referral-center
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Xian Hua Gao, Hanumant Chouhan, Emre Gorgun, Luca Stocchi, Gokhan Ozuner
PURPOSE: Intestinal obstruction is a leading cause of patient mortality and the most common reason for emergent operation in colorectal surgery. The influence of inter-hospital transfer on patients' outcomes varies greatly in different diseases. We aimed to compare the surgical outcomes and medical costs between transferred and directly admitted patients diagnosed with intestinal obstruction in an American tertiary referral center. METHODS: All intestinal obstruction patients operated in Cleveland Clinic from Jan 2012 to Dec 2016 were collected from a prospectively maintained database...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678647/post-mortem-retrieval-of-arterial-allografts-preliminary-results
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Dorian Verscheure, Julien Gaudric, Jérémie Jayet, Philippe Tresson, Mohamed Jarraya, Pierre Julia, Marc Coggia, Laurent Chiche, Fabien Koskas
OBJECTIVES: Cryopreserved arterial allografts are vascular substitutes used for arterial reconstructions in a septic field. Their use remains however limited by the shortage of donors. One of the possibilities to address this lack of grafts is to multiply the sources of retrieval. The objective of this preliminary study was the evaluation of the early clinical results and the microbiological safety of arterial grafts retrieved after death. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In addition to the standard conditions of arterial sampling the criteria of inclusion for postmortem retrieval comprised the refrigeration of the body of the donor within four hours following the death, a 24-hour time limit from the death, and the availability of an adapted place for retrieval (surgical unit or death chamber respecting the required aseptic conditions)...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676309/safety-and-efficacy-of-fibrin-glue-versus-infinity-suture-in-sics-with-extended-scleral-flap
#19
Anita Ambastha, Rakhi Kusumesh, Gyan Bhasker, Bibhuti Prassan Sinha
Purpose: To study the safety and efficacy of biologic fibrin glue (FG) in comparison with infinity suture in SICS with compromised scleral flap. Methods: A retrospective comparative study of patients who were treated with FG (Group A) with 10-0 nylon (Group B) as sealing agent for intraoperative compromised tunnels in SICS. Parameters noted were postoperative inflammation, wound integrity, anterior chamber (AC) depth, intraocular pressure (IOP), and surgically induced astigmatism (SIA) at postoperative day 1, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, and 6 months, respectively...
May 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675898/implementation-of-the-who-surgical-safety-checklist-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-india-and-evaluation-of-the-effects-on-perioperative-complications
#20
Raghavendra Shankar
BACKGROUND: The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was developed to help operating teams reduce the occurrence of patient harm. The Checklist is a simple, practical tool that any surgical team in the world can use to ensure that the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative steps that have been shown to benefit patients are undertaken in a timely and efficient way. METHODS: This study was carried out at Rajarajeswari Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India, to study the effects of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist on mortality and morbidity in surgical patients, to identify the potential problems in the long-term implementation of the same, and to document the complications in patients undergoing a major surgery during the study period...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
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