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W Scott Beattie, Duminda N Wijeysundera, Matthew T V Chan, Philip J Peyton, Kate Leslie, Michael J Paech, Daniel I Sessler, Sophie Wallace, Paul S Myles, W Galagher, C Farrington, A Ditoro, S Baulch, S Sidiropoulos, R Bulach, D Bryant, E O'Loughlin, V Mitteregger, S Bolsin, C Osborne, R McRae, M Backstrom, R Cotter, S March, B Silbert, S Said, R Halliwell, J Cope, D Fahlbusch, D Crump, G Thompson, A Jefferies, M Reeves, N Buckley, T Tidy, T Schricker, R Lattermann, D Iannuzzi, J Carroll, M Jacka, C Bryden, N Badner, M W Y Tsang, B C P Cheng, A C M Fong, L C Y Chu, E G Y Koo, N Mohd, L E Ming, D Campbell, D McAllister, S Walker, S Olliff, R Kennedy, A Eldawlatly, T Alzahrani, N Chua, R Sneyd, H McMillan, I Parkinson, A Brennan, P Balaji, J Nightingale, G Kunst, M Dickinson, B Subramaniam, V Banner-Godspeed, J Liu, A Kurz, B Hesler, A Y Fu, C Egan, A N Fiffick, M T Hutcherson, A Turan, A Naylor, D Obal, E Cooke
BACKGROUND: Globally, >300 million patients have surgery annually, and ≤20% experience adverse postoperative events. We studied the impact of both cardiac and noncardiac adverse events on 1-year disability-free survival after noncardiac surgery. METHODS: We used the study cohort from the Evaluation of Nitrous oxide in Gas Mixture of Anesthesia (ENIGMA-II) trial, an international randomized trial of 6992 noncardiac surgical patients. All were ≥45 years of age and had moderate to high cardiac risk...
March 12, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Sikhumbuzo A Mabunda, Leslie London, David Pienaar
BACKGROUND: A comprehensive primary healthcare (PHC) approach requires clear referral and continuity of care pathways. South Africa is a lower-middle income country (LMIC) that lacks data on the role of intermediate care (IC) services in the health system. This study described the model of service provision at one facility in Cape Town, including reason for admission, the mix of services and skills provided and needed, patient satisfaction, patient outcome and articulation with other services across the spectrum of care...
May 14, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
Douglas W Jones, Philip P Goodney, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Marc L Schermerhorn, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Jeanwan Kang, Jesse A Columbo, Bjoern D Suckow, David H Stone
OBJECTIVE: Performing lower extremity bypass (LEB) in actively smoking claudicants remains controversial. Whereas some surgeons advocate a strict nonoperative approach to active smokers, citing perceived inferior outcomes, others will proceed with surgical bypass if the patient is anatomically suited and medical management has failed. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of active smoking on LEB outcomes among claudicants. METHODS: All patients undergoing infrainguinal LEB for claudication in the Vascular Study Group of New England from 2003 to 2016 were analyzed...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Ronald L Sherman, Kathryn Hines, Christopher Lippincott, James H Black, Christopher J Abularrage
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic deprivation is associated with poor glycemic control and higher hospital admission rates in patients with diabetes. We sought to quantify the effects of neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation on wound healing among a cohort of patients with diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) treated in a multidisciplinary setting. METHODS: Socioeconomic disadvantage was calculated for all patients using the area deprivation index (ADI) stratified by quartile (from ADI-0: least through ADI-3: most)...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Shinsuke Mii, Atsushi Guntani, Eisuke Kawakubo, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Ryoichi Kyuragi
BACKGROUND: Few reports have described the effects of medication on the wound healing of ischemic ulcers after revascularization. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of cilostazol on wound healing in patients who underwent infrainguinal bypass for ischemic tissue loss. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-three limbs undergoing de novo infrainguinal bypass for tissue loss from January 2004 to December 2015 were divided into two groups based on whether or not cilostazol was administered after surgery...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Janet M C Ngu, Ming Hao Guo, David Glineur, Diem Tran, Fraser D Rubens
OBJECTIVES: There is growing interest in the use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITAs) for myocardial revascularization. This study sought to compare the balance between early benefits and long-term outcomes of skeletonized or non-skeletonized conduits and to determine whether differences in outcomes are affected by other patient risk factors. METHODS: BITAs were used in 1504 cases with either SK or NSK conduits. Propensity matching was completed using 22 covariates identifying 441 pairs of patients...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Jeffrey Hills, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Inamullah Khan, Silky Chotai, Benjamin Weisenthal, Thomas Freeman, Marjorie Butler, Joseph Wick, Joshua Daryoush, Anthony Asher, Clinton J Devin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the causes, timing, and factors associated with unplanned 90-day readmissions following elective spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Unplanned readmissions after spine surgery are costly and an important determinant of the value of care. Several studies using database information have reported on rates and causes of readmission. However, these often lack the clinical detail and actionable data necessary to guide early post-discharge interventions...
December 26, 2017: Spine
Pierpaolo Chivasso, Vito D Bruno, Shakil Farid, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Amit Modi, Umberto Benedetto, Franco Ciulli, Yasir Abu-Omar, Massimo Caputo, Gianni D Angelini, Steve Livesey, Hunaid A Vohra
OBJECTIVES: An increasing number of octogenarians are referred to undergo mitral valve surgery for degenerative disease, and percutaneous approaches are being increasingly used in this subgroup of patients. We sought to determine the survival and its predictors after Mitral valve Surgery in Octogenarians (MiSO) in a multicenter UK study of high-volume specialized centers. METHODS: Pooled data from 3 centers were collected retrospectively. To identify the predictors of short-term composite outcome of 30 days mortality, acute kidney injury, and cerebrovascular accident, a multivariable logistic regression model was developed...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Grant W Reed, Laura Young, Imad Bagh, Michael Maier, Mehdi H Shishehbor
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the relationship between change in ankle-brachial index (ABI) and toe-brachial index (TBI) and outcomes following revascularization of critical limb ischemia (CLI). BACKGROUND: An increase in ABI of 0.15 after revascularization for peripheral artery disease with claudication is considered significant. However, the utility of using change in ABI or TBI to predict outcomes in patients with CLI is unproven. METHODS: This was an observational study of 218 patients with Rutherford class V or VI CLI that underwent endovascular therapy...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Christina Lindemann, Ingo Langner, Tobias Banaschewski, Edeltraut Garbe, Rafael T Mikolajczyk
Background: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder in children and adolescents worldwide, and children with ADHD have elevated risk of injuries. Our aim was to assess the risk of hospitalizations with injury diagnoses and their various subtypes in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed ADHD compared to those without ADHD, as well as to study sex effects on this risk in the setting of the German health care system. Methods: The German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database, in which 20 million insured from four statutory health insurances in Germany are included, was used to set up a matched cohort study of 3- to 17-year-old children and adolescents with and without ADHD...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Supakrit Auiwattanakul, Winai Ungpinitpong, Surakrant Yutthakasemsunt, Supawan Buranapin, Kaweesak Chittawatanarat
Introduction: The authors aimed to estimate the prevalence of pressure ulcers and to explore the nutritional effects of the prognostic factors on successful pressure ulcer closure in a public tertiary care hospital in Thailand. Patients and Methods: The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of seven-year census (2008 - 2014) at Surin hospital in Thailand. There were 424 of total 240,826 patients aged over than 15 years admitted to surgery, orthopedics and medicine wards during the study period with documented pressure ulcers (ICD 10TM)...
September 2017: Materia Socio-medica
Juliana Lemound, Thomas Muecke, Alexander-Nicolai Zeller, Jürgen Lichtenstein, André Eckardt, Nils-Claudius Gellrich
PURPOSE: Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is an adverse side effect of antiresorptive and antiangiogenic therapeutic agents that is difficult to treat owing to its high relapse rate. The aim of the present study was to determine whether patients with MRONJ treated using decortication and a nasolabial flap compared with those who underwent decortication with mucoperiosteal flaps have better outcomes regarding stable wound closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two groups of patients with MRONJ and intraoral exposed bone were evaluated in a cohort clinical study retrospectively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sushant Kumar Das, Yi Feng Yuan, Mao Quan Li
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification for endovascular treatment (EVT) of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to isolated below-the-knee lesions. METHODS: Wound healing rates were analyzed retrospectively in patients who underwent successful below-the-knee percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty for CLI with tissue loss between May 2008 and June 2013. We also analyzed the independent predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
M L V Larsen, H M-L Andersen, L J Pedersen
One challenge of intensive pig production is tail damage caused by tail biting, and farmers often decrease the prevalence of tail damage through tail docking. However, tail docking is not an optimal preventive measure against tail damage and thus, it would be preferable to replace it. The aim of the current study was to investigate the relative effect of three possible preventive measures against tail damage. The study included 112 pens with 1624 finisher pigs divided between four batches. Pens were randomly assigned to one level of each of three treatments: (1) tail-docked (n=60 pens) v...
November 2, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
William A Marston, William J Ennis, John C Lantis, Robert S Kirsner, Robert D Galiano, Wolfgang Vanscheidt, Sabine A Eming, Marcin Malka, D Innes Cargill, Jaime E Dickerson, Herbert B Slade
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize factors associated with closure of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) in a pooled analysis of subjects from three randomized clinical trials. METHODS: Closure of VLUs after treatment with HP802-247, an allogeneic living cell therapy consisting of growth-arrested human keratinocytes and fibroblasts, vs standard therapy with compression bandaging was evaluated in three phase 3 clinical trials of similar design. Two trials enrolled subjects with VLUs ranging from 2 cm2 to 12 cm2 in area with 12-week treatment periods; the third trial enrolled subjects with VLUs between >12 cm2 and ≤36 cm2 with a 16-week treatment period...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Jeremy D Darling, Thomas C F Bodewes, Sarah E Deery, Raul J Guzman, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Hence J Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The effect of diabetes type and insulin dependence on short- and long-term outcomes after lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) warrants additional study and more targeted focus. We sought to address this paucity of information by evaluating outcomes in insulin-dependent and noninsulin-dependent patients after any first-time revascularization. METHODS: We reviewed all limbs undergoing first-time infrainguinal bypass grafting (BPG) or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without stenting (PTA/S) for CLTI at our institution from 2005 to 2014...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
S Hunt, F Elg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate wound healing after application of adjunctive topical haemoglobin spray in patients with chronic wounds. METHOD: Consecutive patients with a diversity of chronic wounds (defined as <40% reduction in wound size within 4 weeks) were treated with standard wound care plus haemoglobin spray and evaluated over a 26-week period. Results were compared with a retrospective cohort of 50 consecutive patients treated with standard wound care alone...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
Merrick Zwarenstein, Salimah Shariff, Nicole Mittmann, Anita Stern, Katie N Dainty
BACKGROUND: Although not always recognized as a pressing health care problem, wounds are a common, complex and costly condition. The burden of treating wounds is growing rapidly due to increasing health care costs, an aging population and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity worldwide. The Integrated Client Care (ICC) Project was a multi-year initiative to develop and test a new, integrated model of wound care within the home care sector in Ontario, Canada to improve health outcomes for patients and decrease system costs...
August 29, 2017: Trials
Naveen Krishnan, Benjamin Li, Bruce L Jacobs, Sapan N Ambani, Tudor Borza, Chang He, Brent K Hollenbeck, Todd Morgan, Khaled S Hafez, Alon Z Weizer, Jeffrey S Montgomery, Cheryl T Lee, Opal Lesse, Mariel S Lavieri, Jonathan E Helm, Ted A Skolarus
BACKGROUND: Radical cystectomy has one of the highest 30-d hospital readmission rates but circumstances leading to readmission remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine the postdischarge period and better understand hospital readmission after radical cystectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients treated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer from 2005 to 2012 using our institutional database...
August 4, 2016: European Urology Focus
Karen De Amorim Bernstein, Stijn A Bos, Joyce Veld, Santiago A Lozano-Calderon, Martin Torriani, Miriam A Bredella
Background Recent studies have suggested that the quantity and quality of adipose tissue and muscle, assessed on non-contrast computed tomography (CT), may serve as imaging biomarkers of survival in patients with and without neoplasms. Purpose To assess body composition measures that could serve as predictors of therapy response in patients with extremity soft tissue sarcomas treated with radiation therapy and surgery. Material and Methods The study was IRB-approved. Sixty patients had a history of extremity soft tissue sarcoma and underwent FDG-PET/CT prior to radiation therapy and surgical resection...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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