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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131754/perioperative-local-and-systemic-warming-in-surgical-site-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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K Ousey, K-L Edward, S Lui, J Stephenson, K Walker, J Duff, D Leaper
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common cause of postoperative morbidity. Perioperative hypothermia may contribute to surgical complications including increased risk of SSI. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the effectiveness of active and passive perioperative warming interventions to prevent SSI was compared with standard (non-warming) care. METHOD: Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid EMBASE; EBSCO CINAHL Plus; The Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register, and The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched, with no restrictions on language, publication date or study setting for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and cluster RCTs...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083473/intracavity-lavage-and-wound-irrigation-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection
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REVIEW
Gill Norman, Ross A Atkinson, Tanya A Smith, Ceri Rowlands, Amber D Rithalia, Emma J Crosbie, Jo C Dumville
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are wound infections that occur after an operative procedure. A preventable complication, they are costly and associated with poorer patient outcomes, increased mortality, morbidity and reoperation rates. Surgical wound irrigation is an intraoperative technique, which may reduce the rate of SSIs through removal of dead or damaged tissue, metabolic waste, and wound exudate. Irrigation can be undertaken prior to wound closure or postoperatively...
October 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061612/comparison-of-regional-with-general-anaesthesia-on-postoperative-delirium-raga-delirium-in-the-older-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-surgery-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ting Li, Joyce Yeung, Jun Li, Yan Zhang, Teresa Melody, Ye Gao, Yi Wang, Qianquan Lian, Fang Gao
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common serious postoperative complication especially in older people and is associated with increased mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs. There is no clear consensus which anaesthesia is associated with less incidence of POD for older patients. We aim to assess whether regional anaesthesia results in lower incidence of POD comparing with general anaesthesia (GA) among older patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: RAGA-delirium is a pragmatic, multicentre, prospective, parallel grouped, randomised controlled clinical trial comparing RA or GA for hip fracture surgery...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037157/gastrointestinal-motility-following-thoracic-surgery-the-effect-of-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Argyro Zoumprouli, Aikaterini Chatzimichali, Stamatios Papadimitriou, Alexandra Papaioannou, Evaghelos Xynos, Helen Askitopoulou
BACKGROUNDS: Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) motility is an undesirable but inevitable consequence of surgery. This prospective randomised controlled study tested the hypothesis that postoperative thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) with ropivacaine or a combination of ropivacaine and morphine accelerates postoperative GI function and shortens the duration of postoperative ileus following major thoracic surgery compared to intravenous (IV) morphine. METHODS: Thirty patients scheduled for major thoracic surgery were randomised to three groups...
October 16, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034449/nitrous-oxide-based-vs-nitrous-oxide-free-general-anaesthesia-and-accidental-awareness-in-surgical-patients-an-abridged-cochrane-systematic-review
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REVIEW
J Hounsome, J Greenhalgh, O J Schofield-Robinson, S R Lewis, T M Cook, A F Smith
Accidental awareness during general anaesthesia can arise from a failure to deliver sufficient anaesthetic agent, or from a patient's resistance to an expected sufficient dose of such an agent. Awareness is 'explicit' if the patient is subsequently able to recall the event. We conducted a systematic review into the effect of nitrous oxide used as part of a general anaesthetic on the risk of accidental awareness in people over the age of five years undergoing general anaesthesia for surgery. We included 15 randomised controlled trials, 14 of which, representing a total of 3439 participants, were included in our primary analysis of the frequency of accidental awareness events...
October 16, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028921/smartpilot%C3%A2-view-guided-anaesthesia-improves-postoperative-outcomes-in-hip-fracture-surgery-a-randomized-blinded-controlled-study
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D Leblanc, M Conté, G Masson, F Richard, A Jeanneteau, G Bouhours, J M Chrétien, L Rony, E Rineau, S Lasocki
Background: Both under-dosage and over-dosage of general anaesthetics can harm frail patients. We hypothesised that computer-assisted anaesthesia using pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic models guided by SmartPilot® View (SPV) software could optimise depth of anaesthesia and improve outcomes in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. Methods: This prospective, randomized, single-centre, blinded trial included patients undergoing hip fracture surgery under general anaesthesia...
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019319/the-asymptomatic-carotid-surgery-trial-2-acst-2-an-ongoing-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-carotid-endarterectomy-with-carotid-artery-stenting-to-prevent-stroke
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Richard Bulbulia, Alison Halliday
BACKGROUND: A successful open surgical operation to remove atheromatous carotid artery narrowing that has not yet caused a stroke (asymptomatic carotid stenosis) carries some procedural risk but, if completed successfully, halves patients' future annual stroke risk for at least 10 years. A newer, less invasive alternative is carotid stenting, which also carries some procedural risk, especially if the carotid lesion has recently given rise to a stroke (symptomatic carotid stenosis). For both surgery and stenting, improvements in technique (and in medication) have reduced risk...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975075/intraoperative-electroacupuncture-reduces-postoperative-pain-analgesic-requirement-and-prevents-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-gynaecological-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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S Praveena Seevaunnamtum, Kavita Bhojwani, Nik Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) is believed to modulate the pain pathway via the release of endogenous opioid substances and stimulation of descending pain inhibitory pathways. In this study, the use of intraoperative 2 Hertz EA stimulation is investigated to determine any opioid-sparing effect and reduction of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing gynaecological surgery. PATIENT AND METHODS: This was a prospective, double blinded randomized study conducted in a tertiary hospital in Malaysia...
December 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969192/effect-of-2-nasal-mupirocin-ointment-on-decreasing-complications-of-nasotracheal-intubation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kourosh Taheri Talesh, Reza Movassaghi Gargary, Seyed Ahmad Arta, Javad Yazdani, Monireh Roshandel, Milad Ghanizadeh, Hossein Samadi Kafil, Mir Naser Seyyed Mousavi
INTRODUCTION: In oral and maxillofacial surgeries, nasotracheal intubation is carried out to increase the surgeon's access to the oral cavity. During nasotracheal intubation the risk of trauma is higher than that in orotracheal intubation as there is passage of the tube through the mucosa of the nasal tract due to which bacteria might get transported into the trachea. AIM: To evaluate the effect of 2% nasal mupirocin ointment before and after nasotracheal intubation on decreasing the complications of intubation for oral and maxillofacial surgeries...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961722/how-effective-are-weight-loss-interventions-for-improving-fertility-in-women-and-men-who-are-overweight-or-obese-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-evidence
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Damian Best, Alison Avenell, Siladitya Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, with a corresponding increase in overweight and obese patients referred with infertility. This systematic review aimed to determine whether non-surgical weight reduction strategies result in an improvement in reproductive parameters affected by obesity, e.g. delayed time to pregnancy, oligozoospermia and azoospermia. No prior reviews have examined this within the general fertility population, or in both sexes. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: Our objective was to answer the question: 'In overweight and obese women, men and couples seeking fertility treatment, what non-surgical weight-loss interventions have been used, and how effective are they at weight loss and improving reproductive outcomes?' SEARCH METHODS: An electronic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library was performed for studies between January 1966 and March 2016...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944752/a-randomised-controlled-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-breathing-retraining-exercises-taught-by-a-physiotherapist-either-by-instructional-dvd-or-in-face-to-face-sessions-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-adults
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Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899891/effect-of-anesthesia-depth-on-postoperative-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-supratentorial-tumor-depth-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qianyu Cui, Yuming Peng, Xiaoyuan Liu, Bo Jia, Jia Dong, Ruquan Han
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have shown that deep anaesthesia is associated with poor outcomes. However, no randomised controlled trials have been conducted to test the causality in patients undergoing brain tumour resection. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: DEPTH is a multicenter, randomised, parallel-group, blind trial. The depth of general anaesthesia will be monitored using the bispectral index (BIS). Patients elected for supratentorial tumour resection will be randomly allocated to the deep or the light anaesthesia group in which the target BIS value is 35 or 50, respectively...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882741/tracheal-extubation-with-suction-vs-positive-pressure-during-emergence-from-general-anaesthesia-in-adults-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joël L'Hermite, Olivier Wira, Chritel Castelli, Jean-Emmanuel de La Coussaye, Jacques Ripart, Philippe Cuvillon
BACKGROUND: After general anaesthesia (GA) in adults, the optimal tracheal extubation technique (positive pressure or suctioning) remains debated. The primary endpoint of this study was to assess the effects of these techniques on onset time of desaturation (SpO2<92%). METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with a body mass index<30 scheduled for elective orthopaedic surgery were allocated to positive pressure (PP) or suctioning (SUC) group. GA was standardised with propofol and remifentanil via target-controlled infusion...
September 4, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859943/population-screening-and-intervention-for-vascular-disease-in-danish-men-viva-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jes S Lindholt, Rikke Søgaard
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm is the only cardiovascular disease targeted by population screening. In this study, we test the effect of screening and subsequent intervention for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension combined. METHODS: In this randomised controlled trial, we randomly allocated (1:1) all men aged 65-74 years living in the Central Denmark Region to screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension, or to no screening...
August 25, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851399/a-mixed-methods-feasibility-and-external-pilot-study-to-inform-a-large-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-effects-of-surgical-wound-dressing-strategies-on-surgical-site-infections-bluebelle-phase-b-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Barnaby C Reeves, Lazaros Andronis, Jane M Blazeby, Natalie S Blencowe, Melanie Calvert, Joanna Coast, Tim Draycott, Jenny L Donovan, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Robert J Longman, Laura Magill, Jonathan M Mathers, Thomas D Pinkney, Chris A Rogers, Leila Rooshenas, Andrew Torrance, Nicky J Welton, Mark Woodward, Kate Ashton, Katarzyna D Bera, Gemma L Clayton, Lucy A Culliford, Jo C Dumville, Daisy Elliott, Lucy Ellis, Hannah Gould-Brown, Rhiannon C Macefield, Christel McMullan, Caroline Pope, Dimitrios Siassakos, Sean Strong, Helen Talbot
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are common, occurring in up to 25% of > 4 million operations performed in England each year. Previous trials of the effect of wound dressings on the risk of developing a SSI are of poor quality and underpowered. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is a feasibility and pilot trial to examine the feasibility of a full trial that will compare simple dressings, no dressing and tissue-glue as a dressing. It is examining the overall acceptability of trial participation, identifying opportunities for refinement, testing the feasibility of and validating new outcome tools to assess SSI, wound management issues and patients' wound symptom experiences...
August 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838644/laparoscopic-ileocaecal-resection-versus-infliximab-for-terminal-ileitis-in-crohn-s-disease-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-multicentre-trial
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Cyriel Y Ponsioen, E Joline de Groof, Emma J Eshuis, Tjibbe J Gardenbroek, Patrick M M Bossuyt, Ailsa Hart, Janindra Warusavitarne, Christianne J Buskens, Ad A van Bodegraven, Menno A Brink, Esther C J Consten, Bart A van Wagensveld, Marno C M Rijk, Rogier M P H Crolla, Casper G Noomen, Alexander P J Houdijk, Rosalie C Mallant, Maarten Boom, Willem A Marsman, Hein B Stockmann, Bregje Mol, A Jeroen de Groof, Pieter C Stokkers, Geert R D'Haens, Willem A Bemelman
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients with ileocaecal Crohn's disease who have not responded to conventional therapy is commonly scaled up to biological agents, but surgery can also offer excellent short-term and long-term results. We compared laparoscopic ileocaecal resection with infliximab to assess how they affect health-related quality of life. METHODS: In this randomised controlled, open-label trial, in 29 teaching hospitals and tertiary care centres in the Netherlands and the UK, adults with non-stricturing, ileocaecal Crohn's disease, in whom conventional therapy has failed were randomly allocated (1:1) by an internet randomisation module with biased-coin minimisation for participating centres and perianal fistula to receive laparoscopic ileocaecal resection or infliximab...
November 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782746/comparison-of-single-port-and-conventional-laparoscopic-abdominoperineal-resection
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Nikolaj Nerup, Steffen Rosenstock, Orhan Bulut
BACKGROUND: Within the last two decades, surgical treatment of colorectal cancer has changed dramatically from large abdominal incisions to minimal access surgery. In the recent years, single port (SP) surgery has spawned from conventional laparoscopic surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare conventional with SP laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection (LAPR) for rectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a single-center non-randomised retrospective comparative study of prospectively collected data on 53 patients who underwent abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer; 41 with conventional laparoscopy and 12 with SP surgery...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763316/effects-of-calcium-chloride-coadministered-with-neostigmine-on-neuromuscular-blockade-recovery-a-double-blind-randomised-study
#18
Jae-Woo Ju, Hyun-Chang Kim, Sehee Yoon, Deok Man Hong, Hee-Pyoung Park
BACKGROUND: Ionised calcium plays an important role in neuromuscular transmission, but its effects on the reversal of nondepolarising neuromuscular blockade have not been fully evaluated. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether calcium chloride coadministered with neostigmine could enhance the rate of neuromuscular recovery. DESIGN: Randomised double-blind trial. SETTING: A tertiary teaching hospital. PATIENTS: In total, 53 patients undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia with neuromuscular monitoring by acceleromyography using a TOF-Watch SX monitor...
September 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743315/tight-intra-operative-blood-pressure-control-versus-standard-care-for-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-repair-hip-fracture-intervention-study-for-prevention-of-hypotension-hip-hop-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Iain Keith Moppett, Stuart White, Richard Griffiths, Donal Buggy
BACKGROUND: Hypotension during anaesthesia for hip fracture surgery is common. Recent data suggest that there is an association between the lowest intra-operative blood pressure and mortality, even when adjusted for co-morbidities. This is consistent with data derived from the wider surgical population, where magnitude and duration of hypotension are associated with mortality and peri-operative complications. However, there are no trial to data to support more aggressive blood pressure control...
July 25, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741303/open-retropubic-colposuspension-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Marie Carmela M Lapitan, June D Cody, Atefeh Mashayekhi
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence is a common and potentially debilitating problem. Stress urinary, incontinence as the most common type of incontinence, imposes significant health and economic burdens on society and the women affected. Open retropubic colposuspension is a surgical treatment which involves lifting the tissues near the bladder neck and proximal urethra in the area behind the anterior pubic bones to correct deficient urethral closure to correct stress urinary incontinence...
July 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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