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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634629/medical-malpractice-claims-in-laparoscopic-gynecologic-surgery-a-dutch-overview-of-20-years
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Evelien M Sandberg, Esmée M Bordewijk, Désirée Klemann, Sara R C Driessen, Andries R H Twijnstra, Frank Willem Jansen
BACKGROUND: The success of newly introduced surgical techniques is generally primarily assessed by surgical outcome measures. However, data on medical liability should concomitantly be used to evaluate provided care as they give a unique insight into substandard care from patient's point of view. The aim of this study was to analyze the number and type of medical claims after laparoscopic gynecologic procedures since the introduction of advanced laparoscopy two decades ago. Secondly, our objective was to identify trends and/or risk factors associated with these claims...
June 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629581/impact-of-a-teamstepps-trauma-nurse-academy-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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V Kristen Peters, Ellen M Harvey, Andi Wright, Jennifer Bath, Dan Freeman, Bryan Collier
PROBLEM: Nurses are crucial members of the team caring for the acutely injured trauma patient. Until recently, nurses and physicians gained an understanding of leadership and supportive roles separately. With the advent of a multidisciplinary team approach to trauma care, formal team training and simulation has transpired. METHODS: Since 2007, our Level I trauma system has integrated TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance & Patient Safety; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD) into our clinical care, joint training of nurses and physicians, using simulations with participation of all health care providers...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625315/cancer-de-l%C3%A2-ovaire-prise-en-charge-pluridisciplinaire-du-cancer-de-l%C3%A2-ovaire-en-premi%C3%A3-re-ligne-recommandations-saint-paul-de-vence-2016
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Jean-Marc Classe, Frédéric Guyon, Claire Falandry, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Frédéric Selle, Florence Joly
Recommendations for the clinical practice of Nice-Saint-Paul de Vence The treatment of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer is multidisciplinary involving surgical teams and surgery and medical oncology, experienced in the management of this disease, following published quality criteria. The strategy must be validated in multidisciplinary consultation meeting (RCP) before any treatment. The pre-therapeutic assessment includes the histological diagnosis, evaluation of the tumor extension (biological assessment, markers, imaging, laparoscopy), assessment of the general state (operability), in order to answer the question of feasibility of an initial optimal surgery...
May 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624664/surgical-outcomes-of-urinary-tract-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Basma Darwish, Emanuela Stochino-Loi, Geoffroy Pasquier, Fabrice Dugardin, Guillaume Defortescu, Carole Abo, Horace Roman
OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of surgical management of urinary tract endometriosis. DESIGN: Retrospective study based on prospectively recorded data (NCT02294825). DESIGN: Classification: II-3 SETTING: University Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: 81 women treated for urinary tract endometriosis from July 2009 to December 2015 were included of whom 39 had bladder endometriosis, 31 ureteral endometriosis and 11 both ureteral and bladder endometriosis...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622324/postoperative-change-in-lateral-rectus-muscle-insertion-measured-by-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
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J-Y Lee, K-A Park, I J Lyu, S Y Oh
AimsThe aims of this study were to investigate the longitudinal change in lateral rectus (LR) muscle insertion after recession surgery, and to evaluate a relationship between insertion distance and postoperative amount of deviation.MethodsWe recruited 31 patients who underwent primary LR recession surgery with normal anterior segment structures. An AS-OCT scan of the LR muscle was performed at every visit. Data on sex, age, degree of deviation (prism diopter), and spur-LR insertion distance using AS-OCT were collected at preoperatively and postoperative months 1, 3, and 6...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620685/the-efficacy-of-a-new-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Jing Zhao, Fuguang Zhao, Yulan Shi, Yongchuan Deng, Xiaoye Hu, Hong Shen
PURPOSE: To compare the survival benefit and safety of the low power cumulative and traditional high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed 38 patients with locally advanced, inoperable, stage III pancreatic patients received HIFU treatment between January 2008 and April 2014 in the Department of Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine. 11 of them received the low power cumulative HIFU treatment, while other 27 received the traditional HIFU treatment...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620444/clinical-utility-of-pretreatment-prediction-of-chemoradiotherapy-response-in-rectal-cancer-a-review
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REVIEW
Byong Chul Yoo, Seung-Gu Yeo
Approximately 20% of all patients with locally advanced rectal cancer experience pathologically complete responses following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and standard surgery. The utility of radical surgery for patients exhibiting good CRT responses has been challenged. Organ-sparing strategies for selected patients exhibiting complete clinical responses include local excision or no immediate surgery. The subjects of this tailored management are patients whose presenting disease corresponds to current indications of neoadjuvant CRT, and their post-CRT tumor response is assessed by clinical and radiological examinations...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616006/the-burden-of-chronic-pain-after-major-head-and-neck-tumor-therapy
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Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Siny Tsang, Anwar S Alshehri, Dhaifallah S Mulafikh, Abdulrahman A Alghulikah, Saleh F AlDhahri
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the burden of chronic pain after major head and neck tumors' therapy. In this study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain, explore the factors associated with the presence of chronic pain, and assess the consequences of chronic pain on the patients' quality of life. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional survey among patients who had completed their therapy (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy) for major head and neck (larynx, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, oral cavity, tongue, and sinuses) tumors after at least 3 months...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615732/managing-rheumatic-and-musculoskeletal-diseases-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Gerd R Burmester, Johannes W J Bijlsma, Maurizio Cutolo, Iain B McInnes
Progress in rheumatology has been remarkable in the past 70 years, favourably affecting quality of life for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Therapeutics have advanced considerably in this period, from early developments such as the introduction of glucocorticoid therapy to the general use of methotrexate and other disease-modifying agents, followed by the advent of biologic DMARDs and, most recently, small-molecule signalling inhibitors. Novel strategies for the use of such agents have also transformed outcomes, as have multidisciplinary nonpharmacological approaches to the management of rheumatic musculoskeletal disease including surgery, physical therapy and occupational therapy...
June 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612115/survival-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-distal-bile-duct-carcinoma-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Ekaterina Petrova, Felix Rückert, Sebastian Zach, YinFeng Shen, Jürgen Weitz, Robert Grützmann, Uwe A Wittel, Frank Makowiec, Ulrich T Hopt, Peter Bronsert, Florian Kühn, Bettina M Rau, Roman E Izrailov, Igor E Khatkov, Hryhoriy Lapshyn, Louisa Bolm, Dirk Bausch, Tobias Keck, Ulrich F Wellner, Gabriel Seifert
PURPOSE: Pancreatoduodenectomy is the most common operative procedure performed for distal bile duct carcinoma. Data on outcome after surgery for this rare malignancy is scarce, especially from western countries. The purpose of this study is to explore the prognostic factors and outcome after pancreatoduodenectomy for distal bile duct carcinoma. METHODS: Patients receiving pancreatoduodenectomy for distal bile duct carcinoma were identified from institutional databases of five German and one Russian academic centers for pancreatic surgery...
June 13, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611574/intra-and-postoperative-electrocochleography-may-be-predictive-of-final-electrode-position-and-postoperative-hearing-preservation
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Brendan P O'Connell, Jourdan T Holder, Robert T Dwyer, René H Gifford, Jack H Noble, Marc L Bennett, Alejandro Rivas, George B Wanna, David S Haynes, Robert F Labadie
Introduction: The objectives of the current study were to (1) determine the relationship between electrocochleography (ECochG), measured from the cochlear implant (CI) electrode array during and after implantation, and postoperative audiometric thresholds, (2) determine the relationship between ECochG amplitude and electrode scalar location determined by computerized tomography (CT); and (3) determine whether changes in cochlear microphonic (CM) amplitude during electrode insertion were associated with postoperative hearing...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595817/relationships-between-study-habits-burnout-and-general-surgery-resident-performance-on-the-american-board-of-surgery-in-training-examination
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Matthew R Smeds, Carol R Thrush, Faith K McDaniel, Roop Gill, Mary K Kimbrough, Brian D Shames, Jeffrey J Sussman, Joseph M Galante, Catherine M Wittgen, Parswa Ansari, Steven R Allen, Michael S Nussbaum, Donald T Hess, David C Knight, Frederick R Bentley
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) is used by programs to evaluate the knowledge and readiness of trainees to sit for the general surgery qualifying examination. It is often used as a tool for resident promotion and may be used by fellowship programs to evaluate candidates. Burnout has been associated with job performance and satisfaction; however, its presence and effects on surgical trainees' performance are not well studied. We sought to understand factors including burnout and study habits that may contribute to performance on the ABSITE examination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585104/can-teenage-novel-users-perform-as-well-as-general-surgery-residents-upon-initial-exposure-to-a-robotic-surgical-system-simulator
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A Mehta, S Patel, W Robison, T Senkowski, J Allen, E Shaw, C Senkowski
New techniques in minimally invasive and robotic surgical platforms require staged curricula to insure proficiency. Scant literature exists as to how much simulation should play a role in training those who have skills in advanced surgical technology. The abilities of novel users may help discriminate if surgically experienced users should start at a higher simulation level or if the tasks are too rudimentary. The study's purpose is to explore the ability of General Surgery residents to gain proficiency on the dVSS as compared to novel users...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577472/general-movement-trajectories-and-neurodevelopment-at-3months-of-age-following-neonatal-surgery
#14
Cathryn Crowle, Karen Walker, Claire Galea, Iona Novak, Nadia Badawi
BACKGROUND: Neonates who undergo major surgery are at risk of neurodevelopmental disability. The General Movements Assessment (GMA) is a valid and reliable method to predict neurodevelopment, however, there are minimal data on the applicability among infants post-surgery. AIM: To describe GMs trajectories following neonatal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SUBJECTS: 217 infants following major cardiac and non-cardiac neonatal surgery...
May 31, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571005/importance-of-light-filters-in-modern-vitreoretinal-surgery-an-update-of-the-literature
#15
Michele Coppola, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Alessandro Rabiolo, Giuseppe Querques, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: Direct endobulbar illumination during vitreoretinal surgery causes light-induced retinal damage known as phototoxicity. Spectral filters have been proposed to eliminate hazardous wavelengths from the emission spectrum before entering the eye. The purpose of our paper is to review advances in vitreoretinal surgery, focusing on intraoperative light filters. METHODS: A PubMed and Medline database search was carried out using the terms "spectral filters" associated with "vitreoretinal surgery," "phototoxicity," and "vitrectomy...
June 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566510/gradual-loading-ameliorates-maladaptation-in-computational-simulations-of-vein-graft-growth-and-remodelling
#16
Abhay B Ramachandra, Jay D Humphrey, Alison L Marsden
Vein graft failure is a prevalent problem in vascular surgeries, including bypass grafting and arteriovenous fistula procedures in which veins are subjected to severe changes in pressure and flow. Animal and clinical studies provide significant insight, but understanding the complex underlying coupled mechanisms can be advanced using computational models. Towards this end, we propose a new model of venous growth and remodelling (G&R) based on a constrained mixture theory. First, we identify constitutive relations and parameters that enable venous adaptations to moderate perturbations in haemodynamics...
May 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561684/optimizing-breast-cancer-adjuvant-radiation-and-integration-of-breast-and-reconstructive-surgery
#17
Henry M Kuerer, Peter G Cordeiro, Robert W Mutter
Postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) reduces the risk of locoregional and distant recurrence and improves overall survival in women with lymph node-positive breast cancer. Because of stage migration and improvements in systemic therapy and other aspects of breast cancer care, the absolute benefit of PMRT and regional nodal irradiation may be small in some favorable subsets of patients with very low nodal burden, and newer consensus guidelines do not mandate PMRT in all node-positive cases. The use and need for PMRT may considerably complicate breast reconstruction after mastectomy and therefore mandates multidisciplinary input that takes into account patient choice given potential risk of acute and long-term toxicities, benefits, life expectancy, the biology of the tumor, plans for systemic therapy, and actual tumor burden...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560229/is-there-a-rationale-for-structural-quality-assurance-in-esophageal-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Torben Glatz, Jens Höppner
BACKGROUND: Advances regarding perioperative mortality rates and oncological outcomes after esophagectomy have been reported extensively by specialized high-volume centers in Europe and the USA over the last decade. However, recent database analyses reveal that the perioperative mortality of esophagectomy remains high in these countries, indicating a discrepancy between surgical quality in baseline hospitals and specialized centers. METHODS: This article provides an overview over the existing literature on the correlation between structural quality, procedural volume, and surgical outcome in e- sophageal surgery...
May 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559172/the-e-stanley-crawford-critical-issues-forum-managing-claudication-in-the-community-setting
#19
Dennis R Gable
Advances made in medical management and treatment options in addressing lower extremity claudication and vascular disease have skyrocketed during the last decade. Given the recent advances in treatment options, there is often the perception within the medical community and general community that to get the most "cutting edge" treatment, one must go to an academic center or practitioner. The goal of this portion of the discussion is to explore the question of what differences in treatment options there are between a community practice and an academic practice within those members of the vascular surgery specialty...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559048/endometriosis-in-adolescents-and-young-girls-report-a-series-of-85-cases
#20
Michail Matalliotakis, George N Goulielmos, Charoula Matalliotaki, Alexandra Trivli, IoannisMatalliotakis, Aydin Arici
OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis is a common benign and chronic gynecologic disorder that is related to the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside of their normal location. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate endometriosis in adolescent and young girls and further to review the menstrual, reproductive characteristics and risk factors including the obstructive mullerian anomalies and family history. STUDY DESIGN: We review the medical records of adolescent and young women with endometriosis from two different countries...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
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