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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350822/asthma-corticosteroid-use-and-schizophrenia-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Wei-Chen Wang, Mong-Liang Lu, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Mei-Hing Ng, Kuo-You Huang, Ming-Hong Hsieh, Meng-Jer Hsieh, Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Charles Tzu-Chi Lee
OBJECTIVE: Asthma and corticosteroid use have been implicated as possible risk factors for schizophrenia. The retrospective cohort study herein aimed to investigate the association between asthma, corticosteroid use, and schizophrenia. METHOD: Longitudinal data (2000 to 2007) from adults with asthma (n = 50,046) and without asthma (n = 50,046) were compared on measures of schizophrenia incidence using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350805/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocol-in-oesophageal-cancer-surgery-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Magdalena Pisarska, Piotr Małczak, Piotr Major, Michał Wysocki, Andrzej Budzyński, Michał Pędziwiatr
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol are well established in many surgical disciplines, leading to decrease in morbidity and length of hospital stay. These multi-modal protocols have been also introduced to oesophageal cancer surgery. This review aimed to evaluate current literature on ERAS in oesophageal cancer surgery and conduct a meta-analysis on primary and secondary outcomes. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus and Cochrane Library were searched for eligible studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350632/30-day-readmission-after-spine-surgery-an-analysis-of-1400-consecutive-spine-surgery-patients
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Jing L Han, Isaac O Karikari, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort review. OBJECTIVE: To identify the rates, causes, and risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmissions in after elective spine surgery at our institution. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Early readmission after spine surgery is being used as a proxy for quality of care. One-fifth of patients are rehospitalized within 30 days after spine surgery. Nearly 60% of these readmissions are unplanned, which translates into billions of dollars in healthcare costs...
April 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350568/reducing-length-of-stay-using-a-robotic-assisted-approach-for-retromuscular-ventral-hernia-repair-a-comparative-analysis-from-the-americas-hernia-society-quality-collaborative
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Alfredo M Carbonell, Jeremy A Warren, Ajita S Prabhu, Conrad D Ballecer, Randy J Janczyk, Javier Herrera, Li-Ching Huang, Sharon Phillips, Michael J Rosen, Benjamin K Poulose
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare length of stay (LOS) after robotic-assisted and open retromuscular ventral hernia repair (RVHR). BACKGROUND: RVHR has traditionally been performed by open techniques. Robotic-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive RVHR, but with unknown benefit. Using real-world evidence, this study compared LOS after open (o-RVHR) and robotic-assisted (r-RVHR) approach. METHODS: Multi-institutional data from patients undergoing elective RVHR in the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative between 2013 and 2016 were analyzed...
March 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346589/comparison-of-antibiotic-therapy-and-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-meta-analysis
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Libin Huang, Yuan Yin, Lie Yang, Cun Wang, Yuan Li, Zongguang Zhou
Importance: Antibiotic therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis is effective in adult patients, but its application in pediatric patients remains controversial. Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of antibiotic treatment vs appendectomy as the primary therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in pediatric patients. Data Sources: The PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register for randomized clinical trials were searched through April 17, 2016...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346311/latissimus-dorsi-flap-breast-reconstruction-a-nationwide-inpatient-sample-review
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Michael R DeLong, Vickram J Tandon, George H Rudkin, Andrew L Da Lio
INTRODUCTION: The latissimus dorsi (LD) myocutaneous flap has been a long term standard for breast reconstruction. The variable indications for the LD flap have not been statistically examined because of the relative infrequency of its use by any single surgeon or institution. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample data set was queried for all patient encounters involving a LD myocutaneous flap procedure. The study population was further restricted to female patients with a history of breast cancer or previous mastectomy...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346288/day-surgery-for-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-a-prospective-series-of-102-patients
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Christian Hobeika, Thevy Hor, Nathalie Chereau, Anais Laforest, Radu Bachmann, Isabelle Sourouille, Najim Chafai, Yann Parc, Marc Beaussier, Jérémie H Lefèvre
AIM: To report the results of a consecutive series of day surgery appendectomy (DSA) for acute appendicitis. METHODS: Selection criteria for DSA were as follows: body mass index<28 kg/m, white cell count <15,000/mL, C-reactive protein<30 mg/L, no radiological signs of perforation, and appendix diameter ≤10 mm. All patients with radiologically proven appendicitis and 4 or 5 criteria were proposed for DSA and prospectively included. RESULTS: A total of 102 patients (female=39...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346287/the-impact-of-laparoscopic-assisted-colorectal-surgery-using-3-dimensional-reconstruction-for-highly-obese-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Ryoichi Miyamoto, Sosuke Tadano, Naoki Sano, Satoshi Inagawa, Masayoshi Yamamoto
OBJECTIVES: During laparoscopic-assisted colorectal surgery (LACS), precise recognition of the anatomic variations and relationships among tumor and vessels is required. However, in highly obese patients, it is more difficult to grasp the surgical anatomy due to the presence of dense mesenteric fat tissue. We utilized a 3-dimensional (3D) reconstructed image for preoperative simulation and intraoperative navigation for LACS. In this study, we examined the correlation between patient obesity and 3D-simulated perioperative outcomes...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345186/use-of-the-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-assessment-and-management-of-the-small-for-gestational-age-fetus-a-cohort-and-nested-case-control-study
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Amanda Henry, Jennifer Alphonse, Dominique Tynan, Alec W Welsh
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical utility of the fetal Myocardial Performance Index (MPI) in assessment and management of the fetus referred to Fetal Medicine services for Small for Gestational Age/Intrauterine Growth Restriction (SGA/IUGR). METHODS: Prospective cohort study in metropolitan Australia. Consenting patients referred at 24-38 weeks' gestation for suspected singleton SGA/IUGR (estimated fetal weight [EFW] <10(th) centile for gestation and/or abnormal umbilical artery [UA] Doppler) had MPI performed in addition to routine measures, and were followed through to birth...
March 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344829/systemic-angiopoietin-1-2-dysregulation-following-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-adults
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Emmanuel Charbonney, Elizabeth Wilcox, Yuexin Shan, Pablo Perez d'Empaire, Abhijit Duggal, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Conrad Liles, Claudia Dos Santos
AIM: Vascular leakage following cardiopulmonary bypass contributes to morbidity. Angiopoietin-1 and -2 are biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction. Our aim was to characterize Ang-1 and -2 association with clinical characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: Observational cohort study measuring Ang-1/-2 with a panel of cytokines in adults undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. RESULTS: Ang-2 levels increased immediately postop whereas Ang-1 levels decreased over time...
March 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344803/length-of-hospitalization-is-associated-with-selected-biomarkers-albumin-and-lymphocytes-and-with-co-morbidities-study-on-4000-patients
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Antonio E Pontiroli, Lara Loreggian, Marco P L Rovati, Elena De Patto, Laura Folini, Federico Raveglia, Matilde De Simone, Alessandro Baisi, Ugo Cioffi
BACKGROUND: Low albumin levels and low lymphocyte counts are intra hospital conditions that exert a negative influence on prognosis, healing and length of hospitalization. The study aimed to analyze the correlation between low blood levels of albumin, low lymphocytes, and length of stay. The secondary aim was to identify other co-morbidities associated with prolonged hospital stay. METHODS: Retrospective pilot study was conducted by analyzing anamnestic and biochemical data, related to 4038 patients admitted to ten wards of Hospital San Paolo (Milan), collected from July 1(st) 2012 to December 31(st) 2012...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344600/staged-reconstruction-brachytherapy-has-lower-overall-cost-in-recurrent-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Arash O Naghavi, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Jacob G Scott, Youngchul Kim, Yazan A Abuodeh, Tobin J Strom, Michelle Echevarria, John E Mullinax, Kamran A Ahmed, Louis B Harrison, Daniel C Fernandez
PURPOSE: Adjuvant brachytherapy (AB) with immediate (IR) and staged reconstruction (SR) are distinct treatment modalities available for patients with recurrent soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Although SR may offer local control and toxicity benefit, it requires additional upfront procedures, and there is no evidence that it improves overall survival. With the importance of value-based care, our goal is to identify which technique is more cost effective. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 22 patients with recurrent extremity STS treated with resection followed by AB alone...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344486/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-organophosphorus-poisoning-a-study-of-health-and-economic-outcomes
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Asim Priyendu, K E Vandana, Nilima, Muralidhar Varma, Nishitha Prabhu, Alsha Abdul Rahim, Anantha Naik Nagappa
Objective: Organophosphorus poisoning (OPP) is a major concern for developing countries. There are no guidelines for the prophylactic use of antibiotics in the management of OPP which in such critical cases might add to the economic burden of the patients as well as antibiotic resistance. We compared the health and economic outcomes in patients prescribed with prophylactic antibiotics with respect to the patients not prescribed with any antibiotics. Methods: A retrospective observational study was carried out for two years for patients admitted to ICU with OPP...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344424/is-left-atrial-size-a-predictor-of-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-single-center-study
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Khalid S Ibrahim, Fadia A Mayyas, Khalid Kheirallah, Nizar R AlWaqfi, David R Van Wagoner
BACKGROUND: To investigate the left atrial (LA) size as an independent predictor of mortality following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). METHODS: This single center study evaluated determinants of mortality in 1070 patients who underwent isolated CABG from 2005-2014. Clinical, laboratory and demographic data were obtained from medical records. Collinearity between enlarged LA size (diameter ≥ 4 cm) and covariates was identified. The adjusted effects of enlarged LA size on 30-day mortality post CABG were tested using multiple logistic regression models...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344160/pre-operative-predictors-of-poor-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-lower-extremity-revascularisation-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mohammed Ashrafi, Rohini Salvadi, Philip Foden, Stephanie Thomas, Mohamed Baguneid
BACKGROUND: Surgical lower extremity revascularisation (LER) can lead to poor outcomes that include delayed hospital discharge, in-hospital mortality, major amputations and readmissions. The aim of this study was to identify pre-operative predictors associated with these poor clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients (n = 635; mean age 69; male 67.4%) who underwent surgical LER over a 5 year period in a single tertiary vascular institution were identified...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343830/fall-risk-score-at-the-time-of-discharge-predicts-readmission-following-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Bheeshma Ravi, Zhang Nan, Adam J Schwartz, Henry D Clarke
BACKGROUND: Readmission among Medicare recipients is a leading driver of healthcare expenditure. To date, most predictive tools are too coarse for direct clinical application. Our objective in this study is to determine if a pre-existing tool to identify patients at increased risk for inpatient falls, the Hendrich Fall Risk Score, could be used to accurately identify Medicare patients at increased risk for readmission following arthroplasty, regardless of whether the readmission was due to a fall...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343821/use-of-chronic-methadone-before-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Ferdinand J Chan, Andrew M Schwartz, Jason Wong, Cynthia Chen, Bharat Tiwari, Sun Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are on methadone maintenance. They require more and often unpredictable quantities of opioids to function as effective painkillers. This study aims to compare the opioid requirements and the immediate postoperative course for patients on methadone maintenance with those who are not, after a TKA. METHODS: A retrospective, case-control study was performed. From 2005 to 2010, 36 patients, who underwent a unilateral TKA, on chronic methadone maintenance were identified...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343664/insurance-status-mortality-and-hospital-use-among-pediatric-trauma-patients-over-three-decades
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Chistopher R Reed, Mark E Hamill, Shawn D Safford
BACKGROUND: We investigated the association between lack of insurance and mortality, resource use, and medical comorbidities among pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: Our trauma database was queried for patients <18 years old from 1989 through 2013. Data collected included demographics, injury severity score (ISS), and insurance status. Dependent variables included major medical comorbidities, hospital and ICU lengths of stay (LOS), and mortality. Logistic regression and tests of equivalence were used to analyze the data...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343649/increasing-access-to-auricular-acupuncture-for-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting
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Chad B Moore, Anita H Hickey
PURPOSE: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) affects more than 30% of surgical patients. Auricular acupuncture (AA) has been shown to decrease the incidence of PONV in select populations. DESIGN: An evidence-based quality improvement project made AA available to all adult surgical patients, and the results were recorded in a database. A retrospective between-groups analysis of 210 database entries was conducted, of those 25 receiving AA. FINDINGS: More risk factors for PONV were present in the AA group (P < ...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343611/hospital-esophagectomy-volume-and-postoperative-length-of-stay-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Femi Giwa, Aitua Salami, Ajibola I Abioye
BACKGROUND: Much attention in the volume-outcomes literature has focused on the empirical impact of surgical caseload on outcomes. However, relevant studies on the association between surgical volume and variables that potentially contribute to healthcare costs are limited. The objective of this study was to systematically elucidate a contemporary analysis of the empirical relationship between hospital esophagectomy volume and postoperative length of stay, a cost-related outcome. DATA SOURCES: OvidSP, PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), ISI Web of Science and OpenGrey were searched for relevant articles published from 2000 to 2016...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
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