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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398330/perioperative-antibiotics-for-clean-hand-surgery-a-national-study
#1
Shepard P Johnson, Lin Zhong, Kevin C Chung, Jennifer F Waljee
PURPOSE: Given that surgical site infections remain a common performance metric in assessing the quality of health care, we hypothesized that prophylactic antibiotics are overutilized in soft tissue hand surgery when antimicrobials are not indicated. METHODS: We studied insurance claims from the Truven MarketScan Databases to identify patients who underwent 1 of 5 outpatient hand surgery procedures: open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, de Quervain release, and wrist ganglion excision between 2009 and 2015 (n = 305,946)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390170/absorbable-versus-non-absorbable-sutures-for-skin-closure-after-carpal-tunnel-decompression-surgery
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REVIEW
Ryckie G Wade, Justin Cr Wormald, Andrea Figus
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem and surgical decompression of the carpal tunnel is the most effective treatment. After surgical decompression, the palmar skin may be closed using either absorbable or non-absorbable sutures. To date, there is conflicting evidence regarding the ideal suture material and this formed the rationale for our review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures for skin closure after elective carpal tunnel decompression surgery in adults on postoperative pain, hand function, scar satisfaction, wound inflammation and adverse events...
February 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362270/inversed-relationship-between-completeness-of-follow-up-and-coverage-of-postoperative-complications-in-gallstone-surgery-and-ercp-a-potential-source-of-bias-in-patient-registers
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Lars Enochsson, My Blohm, Gabriel Sandblom, Eduard Jonas, Bengt Hallerbäck, Lars Lundell, Johanna Österberg
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the completeness in GallRiks of the follow-up frequency in relation to the intraoperative and postoperative outcome. DESIGN: Population-based register study. SETTING: Data from the national Swedish Registry for Gallstone Surgery and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), GallRiks. POPULATION: All cholecystectomies and ERCPs recorded in GallRiks between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2014...
January 23, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338066/endoscopic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Nadia Mohammed Vashist, Mark Samaan, Mahmoud H Mosli, Claire E Parker, John K MacDonald, Sigrid A Nelson, G Y Zou, Brian G Feagan, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic assessment of mucosal disease activity is routinely used to determine eligibility and response to therapy in clinical trials of ulcerative colitis. The operating properties of the existing endoscopic scoring indices are unclear. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the development and operating characteristics of endoscopic scoring indices for the evaluation of ulcerative colitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and CENTRAL from inception to 5 July 2016...
January 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251270/practice-guidelines-for-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-celiac-plexus-neurolysis
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Jonathan M Wyse, Robert Battat, Siyu Sun, Adrian Saftoiu, Ali A Siddiqui, Ang Tiing Leong, Brenda Lucia Arturo Arias, Carlo Fabbri, Douglas G Adler, Erwin Santo, Evangelos Kalaitzakis, Everson Artifon, Girish Mishra, Hussein Hassan Okasha, Jan Werner Poley, Jintao Guo, Juan J Vila, Linda S Lee, Malay Sharma, Manoop S Bhutani, Marc Giovannini, Masayuki Kitano, Mohamad Ali Eloubeidi, Mouen A Khashab, Nam Q Nguyen, Payal Saxena, Peter Vilmann, Pietro Fusaroli, Pramod Kumar Garg, Sammy Ho, Shuntaro Mukai, Silvia Carrara, Subbaramiah Sridhar, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Surinder S Rana, Vinay Dhir, Anand V Sahai
OBJECTIVES: The objective of guideline was to provide clear and relevant consensus statements to form a practical guideline for clinicians on the indications, optimal technique, safety and efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN). METHODS: Six important clinical questions were determined regarding EUS-CPN. Following a detailed literature review, 6 statements were proposed attempting to answer those questions. A group of expert endosonographers convened in Chicago, United States (May 2016), where the statements were presented and feedback provided...
November 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972942/the-effect-of-stable-bedding-materials-on-dust-levels-microbial-air-contamination-and-equine-respiratory-health
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Agnieszka Kwiatkowska-Stenzel, Dorota Witkowska, Janina Sowińska, Artur Stopyra
The choice of bedding material affects the quality of air in a stable and, consequently, the respiratory health of horses and humans. The risk of respiratory problems can be mitigated by improving the quality of air in the stable. The choice of bedding material is particularly important in cold climate conditions where horses are kept indoors throughout the year. This study examined the impact of three bedding materials: straw (S), peat with shavings (PS), and crushed wood pellets (CWP). The investigated factors were air contamination, including dust contamination and microbial (bacterial and fungal) contamination, and the condition of the equine respiratory tract...
September 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916953/dexlansoprazole-for-heartburn-relief-in-adolescents-with-symptomatic-nonerosive-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease
#7
MULTICENTER STUDY
Benjamin D Gold, Betsy Pilmer, Jaroslaw Kierkuś, Barbara Hunt, Maria Claudia Perez, David Gremse
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors are commonly used to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and nonerosive GERD (NERD) in adolescents and adults. Despite the efficacy of available medications, many patients have persisting symptoms, indicating a need for more effective agents. AIMS: To assess the safety and efficacy of dexlansoprazole dual delayed-release capsules in adolescents for treatment of symptomatic NERD. METHODS: A phase 2, open-label, multicenter study was conducted in adolescents aged 12-17 years...
November 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879227/assessment-of-quality-indicators-among-nurse-practitioners-performing-upper-endoscopy
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Jeffrey M Baumgardner, Justin L Sewell, Lukejohn W Day
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Limited international data have shown that non-physicians can safely perform upper endoscopy, but no such study has been performed in the United States. Our aim was to assess the quality of outpatient upper endoscopies performed by nurse practitioners (NPs). PATIENTS AND METHODS:  Retrospective chart review of upper endoscopies performed by 3 NPs between 2010 and 2013 was performed. Comparisons among all NPs performing upper endoscopy and assessment of individual NP performance over time with respect to quality indicators were performed...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731502/histologic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Gregor Novak, Claire E Parker, Rish K Pai, John K MacDonald, Brian G Feagan, William J Sandborn, Geert D'Haens, Vipul Jairath, Reena Khanna
BACKGROUND: Histologic assessment of mucosal disease activity has been increasingly used in clinical trials of treatment for Crohn's disease. However, the operating properties of the currently existing histologic scoring indices remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the development and operating characteristics of available histologic disease activity indices in Crohn's disease. SEARCH METHODS: Electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) databases from inception to 20 July 2016 were supplemented by manual reviews of bibliographies and abstracts submitted to major gastroenterology meetings (Digestive Disease Week, United European Gastroenterology Week, European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation)...
July 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644360/quality-improvement-in-pediatric-endoscopy-a-clinical-report-from-the-naspghan-endoscopy-committee
#10
Robert E Kramer, Catharine M Walsh, Diana G Lerner, Douglas S Fishman
The current era of healthcare reform emphasizes the provision of effective, safe, equitable, high-quality, and cost-effective care. Within the realm of gastrointestinal endoscopy in adults, renewed efforts are in place to accurately define and measure quality indicators across the spectrum of endoscopic care. In pediatrics, however, this movement has been less-defined and lacks much of the evidence-base that supports these initiatives in adult care. A need, therefore, exists to help define quality metrics tailored to pediatric practice and provide a toolbox for the development of robust quality improvement (QI) programs within pediatric endoscopy units...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553719/quality-indicators-in-digestive-endoscopy-introduction-to-structure-process-and-outcome-common-indicators
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Julio López-Picazo, Fernando Alberca de Las Parras, Antonio Sánchez Del Río, Shirley Pérez Romero, Joaquín León Molina, Francisco Javier Júdez
The general goal of the project wherein this paper is framed is the proposal of useful quality and safety procedures and indicators to facilitate quality improvement in digestive endoscopy units. This initial offspring sets forth procedures and indicators common to all digestive endoscopy procedures. First, a diagram of pre- and post-digestive endoscopy steps was developed. A group of health care quality and/or endoscopy experts under the auspices of the Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva (Spanish Society of Digestive Diseases) carried out a qualitative review of the literature regarding the search for quality indicators in endoscopic procedures...
May 29, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510243/koloskopier-m%C3%A3-ste-kvalitetss%C3%A3-kras-verksamheterna-b%C3%A3-r-registrera-och-f%C3%A3-lja-upp-specifika-indikatorer-f%C3%A3-r-h%C3%A3-gkvalitetskoloskopi
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REVIEW
Henrik Thorlacius, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Artur Nemeth, Ervin Toth
High quality colonoscopy must be secured Colonoscopy plays a key role in the work-up of digestive diseases and constitutes the cornerstone in colorectal cancer diagnosis and prevention. Data suggest that the quality of colonoscopy varies widely between different endoscopists. This article summarizes current evidence and expert consensus on quality indicators, along with the evidence supporting their use in benchmarking, quality reporting, and continuous quality improvement in order to secure high quality colonoscopy...
May 15, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501581/longer-observation-time-increases-proportion-of-neoplasms-detected-by-esophagogastroduodenoscopy
#13
Jae Myung Park, Sol Mi Huo, Han Hee Lee, Bo-In Lee, Ho Jin Song, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is commonly used to detect upper gastrointestinal (GI) neoplasms. However, there is little evidence that longer examination time increases rate of detection of upper GI neoplasia. We investigated the association between length of time spent performing a normal screening EGD and rate of neoplasm detection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from 111,962 subjects who underwent EGD as part of a comprehensive health-screening program from January 2009 to December 2015 in Korea...
August 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362693/quality-improvement-in-pediatric-endoscopy-a-clinical-report-from-the-naspghan-endoscopy-committee
#14
Robert E Kramer, Catharine M Walsh, Diana Lerner, Douglas Fishman
The current era of healthcare reform emphasizes the provision of effective, safe, equitable, high quality and cost effective care. Within the realm of gastrointestinal endoscopy in adults, renewed efforts are in place to accurately define and measure quality indicators across the spectrum of endoscopic care. In pediatrics, however, this movement has been less defined and lacks much of the evidence-base that supports these initiatives in adult care. A need, therefore, exists to help define quality metrics tailored to pediatric practice and provide a toolbox for the development of robust quality improvement programs within pediatric endoscopy units...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210094/endoscopic-ultrasound-sedation-in-the-united-kingdom-is-life-without-propofol-tolerable
#15
LETTER
Jennifer Anne Campbell, Andrew James Irvine, Andrew Derek Hopper
There is compelling evidence to support the quality, cost effectiveness and safety profile of non-anesthesiologist-administered propofol for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). However in the United Kingdom, it is recommended that the administration and monitoring of propofol sedation for endoscopic procedures should be the responsibility of a dedicated and appropriately trained anaesthetist only. The majority of United Kingdom EUS procedures are performed with opiate and benzodiazepine sedation rather than anaesthetist led propofol lists due to anaesthetist resource availability...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763952/factors-predicting-testing-and-treatment-of-iron-deficiency-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-anemic-uc-patients
#16
Nabeel Khan, Dhruvan Patel, Yash Shah, Yu-Xiao Yang
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is an often unrecognized and undertreated complication of ulcerative colitis (UC). We conducted the first nationwide study in the United States to evaluate the prevalence of testing for iron deficiency (ID) in anemic UC patients and determine the frequency of treatment with iron supplementation in patients with IDA. METHODS: Nationwide cohort of patients with newly diagnosed UC in the Veterans Affairs health care system was identified...
October 18, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27345653/accrediting-for-screening-related-colonoscopy-services-what-is-required-of-the-endoscopist-and-of-the-endoscopy-service
#17
REVIEW
Els Wieten, Manon C W Spaander, Ernst J Kuipers
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is widely implemented to reduce CRC incidence and related mortality. The impact of screening as well as the balance between screening burden and benefits strongly depends on the quality of colonoscopy. Besides quality, safety of the endoscopic procedure and patient satisfaction are important outcome parameters for a screening program. Therefore the requirements for both CRC screening endoscopy services and endoscopists focus on technical aspects, patient safety, and patient experience...
June 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27118940/endoscopic-treatment-of-early-cancer-of-the-colon
#18
Maria Sylvia Ribeiro, Michael B Wallace
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosis worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer death. In the United States, it is estimated that in 2015 there will be 132,700 new cases of colorectal cancer (representing 8.43% of all new cancer cases) and 49,700 deaths. Colonoscopy plays a fundamental role in the prevention and management of colorectal cancer patients and is used for both the diagnosis and treatment of early colorectal cancer and its precursors. Improvements in colonoscopy preparation, new techniques of adenoma detection, and recent progress in endoscopic imaging methods are providing higher-quality results and reducing the incidence and mortality of the disease...
July 2015: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26836729/effect-of-subcutaneous-dupilumab-on-nasal-polyp-burden-in-patients-with-chronic-sinusitis-and-nasal-polyposis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Claus Bachert, Leda Mannent, Robert M Naclerio, Joaquim Mullol, Berrylin J Ferguson, Philippe Gevaert, Peter Hellings, Lixia Jiao, Lin Wang, Robert R Evans, Gianluca Pirozzi, Neil M Graham, Brian Swanson, Jennifer D Hamilton, Allen Radin, Namita A Gandhi, Neil Stahl, George D Yancopoulos, E Rand Sutherland
IMPORTANCE: Dupilumab has demonstrated efficacy in patients with asthma and atopic dermatitis, which are both type 2 helper T-cell-mediated diseases. OBJECTIVE: To assess inhibition of interleukins 4 and 13 with dupilumab in patients with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel-group study conducted at 13 sites in the United States and Europe between August 2013 and August 2014 in 60 adults with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis refractory to intranasal corticosteroids with 16 weeks of follow-up...
February 2, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26667093/telemetric-real-time-sensor-for-the-detection-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#20
Sebastian Schostek, Melanie Zimmermann, Jan Keller, Mario Fode, Michael Melbert, Marc O Schurr, Thomas Gottwald, Ruediger L Prosst
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleedings from ulcers or esophago-gastric varices are life threatening medical conditions which require immediate endoscopic therapy. Despite successful endoscopic hemostasis, there is a significant risk of rebleeding often requiring close surveillance of these patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Any time delay to recognize bleeding may lead to a high blood loss and increases the risk of death. A novel telemetric real-time bleeding sensor can help indicate blood in the stomach: the sensor is swallowed to detect active bleeding or is anchored endoscopically on the gastrointestinal wall close to the potential bleeding source...
April 15, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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