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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820797/postoperative-renal-dysfunction-after-noncardiac-surgery
#1
Suvi T Vaara, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The narrative review aims to discuss recent results and important knowledge gaps regarding acute kidney injury (AKI) in postoperative patients undergone major noncardiac surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Postoperative AKI affects approximately one-fifth of patients after major surgery, but the incidence varies according to the type of surgery. Preexisting chronic kidney disease is a major risk factor for postoperative AKI. It carries a substantial risk for postoperative adverse outcomes, as well as long-term mortality and morbidity...
August 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818338/spinal-anesthesia-for-pediatric-urological-surgery-reducing-the-theoretic-neurotoxic-effects-of-general-anesthesia
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Emmett E Whitaker, Brianne Z Wiemann, Daniel G DaJusta, Seth A Alpert, Christina B Ching, Daryl J McLeod, Joseph D Tobias, Venkata R Jayanthi
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia (SA) is an effective technique that has been used in children for years. With growing concern with regard to the risks of general anesthesia (GA), we developed a SA program to provide an alternative option. We present our initial experience with this program. OBJECTIVE: To implement a SA program at a large tertiary care pediatric center and assess the safety and efficacy of the technique as an alternative to GA for urologic surgery...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802901/effect-of-vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-alcohol-consumption-and-preferences-in-dietary-obese-rats-and-mice-a-plausible-role-for-altered-ghrelin-signaling
#3
Elise R Orellana, Catherine Jamis, Nelli Horvath, Andras Hajnal
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are the most common surgical options for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorder. Whereas RYGB may result in greater and more durable weight loss, recent clinical and pre-clinical studies in rats have raised concerns that RYGB surgery may increase risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD). In contrast, recent clinical reports suggest a lesser risk for AUD following VSG, although no preclinical studies have been done to confirm that. Therefore, the present study sought to determine the effects of VSG on ethanol intake and preferences in rodent models using protocols similar to those previously used in animal studies for RYGB...
August 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789610/management-of-refractory-bleeding-post-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-an-acute-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-type-ii-renal-failure-patient-who-underwent-urgent-cardiac-surgery-with-bivalirudin-angiox-%C3%A2-anticoagulation
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Kimberly Hassen, Maria R Maccaroni, Haytham Sabry, Smitangshu Mukherjee, Shankari Serumadar, Inderpaul Birdi
Acute heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) patients present a myriad of anticoagulation management challenges, in clinical settings where unfractionated heparin (UFH) is the traditional drug of choice. UFH use in cardiac surgery is a known entity that has been subject to rigorous research. Research has, thus, led to its unparalleled use and the development of well-established protocols for cardiac surgery. In comparison to UFH, bivalirudin use for acute HIT patients requiring urgent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is still in its infancy...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782157/initial-clinical-experiences-with-novel-diagonal-ecls-system-in-pediatric-cardiac-patients
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Yildiz Okan, Haydin Sertac, Ozturk Erkut, Kasar Taner, Onan I Selen, Altin H Firat, Cine Nihat, Ayyildiz Pelin, Erkan Halime, Guzeltas Alper
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) provides mechanical support following cardiac surgery when respiratory or cardiac failure occurs. The aim of this study was to analyze the safety and feasibility of the Medos Deltastream diagonal pump (DP3) ECLS system in pediatric cardiac patients. We described the technical considerations and risk factors related to the survival outcomes in 102 pediatric cardiac patients who received ECLS support between March 2011 and April 2016. We switched from the DP2 system, which was used for the initial 25 patients, to the DP3 system after November 2012...
August 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770416/a-stepwise-under-prepared-osteotomy-technique-improves-primary-stability-in-shallow-placed-implants-a-preliminary-study-for-simultaneous-vertical-ridge-augmentation
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Daisuke Ueno, Kei Nakamura, Kousuke Kojima, Takeshi Toyoshima, Hideaki Tanaka, Kazuhiko Ueda, Kiyoshi Koyano, Toshiro Kodama
Simultaneous vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) can reduce treatment procedures and surgery time, but the concomitant reduction in primary stability (PS) of a shallow-placed implant imparts risk to its prognosis. Although several studies have reported improvements in PS, there is little information from any simultaneous VRA model. This study aimed to evaluate whether tapered implants with stepwise under-prepared osteotomy could improve the PS of shallow-placed implants in an in vitro model of simultaneous VRA...
August 2, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770107/key-factors-to-improve-the-outcome-of-retinal-reattachment-surgery-in-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy-and-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Svenja Deuchler, Hanns Ackermann, Pankaj Singh, Thomas Kohnen, Clemens Wagner, Frank Koch
INTRODUCTION: For management of complicated retinal detachments, a pars plana vitrectomy with temporary silicone oil (SO) fill is the method of choice. According to literature, the retinal redetachment rate varies between <10% and >70% with around 36% in our own group (retrospective data analysis, n = 119 eyes). METHODS: The main goal was to reduce the retinal redetachment rate. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) and evaluation protocols (EVALPs) were developed to prospectively analyse risk factors...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754644/subdural-fluid-collection-and-hydrocephalus-after-foramen-magnum-decompression-for-chiari-malformation-type-i-management-algorithm-of-a-rare-complication-case-report
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Zefferino Rossini, Davide Milani, Francesco Costa, Carlotta Castellani, Giovanni Lasio, Maurizio Fornari
BACKGROUND: Chiari Malformation Type I is a hindbrain abnormality characterized by cerebellar tonsils descent beneath the foramen magnum, frequently associated with symptoms or brainstem compression, impaired cerebrospinal fluid circulation and syringomyelia. Foramen magnum decompression represents the most common way of treatment. Rarely, subdural fluid collection and hydrocephalus represent postoperative adverse events. The treatment of this complication is still debated, and physicians sometimes are faced with the doubt of when undergoing diversion surgery and when more conservative managements...
July 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740935/effects-of-vertebral-body-sparing-proton-craniospinal-irradiation-on-the-spine-of-young-pediatric-patients-with-medulloblastoma
#9
Iain MacEwan, Brian Chou, Jeremy Moretz, Lilia Loredo, David Bush, Jerry D Slater
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term effects of vertebral-body-sparing proton craniospinal irradiation (CSI) on the spine of young patients with medulloblastoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Six children between the ages of 3 and 5 years with medulloblastoma were treated with vertebral-body-sparing proton CSI after maximal safe resection. Radiation therapy was delivered in the supine position with posterior beams targeting the craniospinal axis, and the proton beam was stopped anterior to the thecal sac...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728580/lumbar-microdiscectomy-and-post-operative-activity-restrictions-a-protocol-for-a-single-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial
#10
Chris D Daly, Kai Zheong Lim, Jennifer Lewis, Kelly Saber, Mohammed Molla, Naor Bar-Zeev, Tony Goldschlager
BACKGROUND: Lumbar microdiscectomy is the most commonly performed spinal surgery procedure, with over 300,000 cases performed annually in the United States alone. Traditionally, patients were advised to restrict post-operative activity as this was believed to reduce the risk of disc reherniation and progressive instability. However, this practice would often delay patients return to work. In contemporary practice many surgeons do not restrict patient post-operative activity due to the perception this practice is unnecessary...
July 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711318/procalcitonin-guided-decision-making-for-duration-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-neonates-with-suspected-early-onset-sepsis-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-neopins
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Martin Stocker, Wendy van Herk, Salhab El Helou, Sourabh Dutta, Matteo S Fontana, Frank A B A Schuerman, Rita K van den Tooren-de Groot, Jantien W Wieringa, Jan Janota, Laura H van der Meer-Kappelle, Rob Moonen, Sintha D Sie, Esther de Vries, Albertine E Donker, Urs Zimmerman, Luregn J Schlapbach, Amerik C de Mol, Angelique Hoffman-Haringsma, Madan Roy, Maren Tomaske, René F Kornelisse, Juliette van Gijsel, Eline G Visser, Sten P Willemsen, Annemarie M C van Rossum
BACKGROUND: Up to 7% of term and late-preterm neonates in high-income countries receive antibiotics during the first 3 days of life because of suspected early-onset sepsis. The prevalence of culture-proven early-onset sepsis is 0·1% or less in high-income countries, suggesting substantial overtreatment. We assess whether procalcitonin-guided decision making for suspected early-onset sepsis can safely reduce the duration of antibiotic treatment. METHODS: We did this randomised controlled intervention trial in Dutch (n=11), Swiss (n=4), Canadian (n=2), and Czech (n=1) hospitals...
July 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704244/implementation-of-a-standardized-transfusion-protocol-for-cardiac-patients-treated-with-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-is-associated-with-decreased-blood-component-utilization-and-may-improve-clinical-outcome
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Christine M Cahill, Neil Blumberg, Amy E Schmidt, Peter A Knight, Amber L Melvin, Howard T Massey, Joseph M Delehanty, Seth B Zebrak, Majed A Refaai
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation supplies oxygenated blood to the body supporting the heart and lungs. Survival rates of 20% to 50% are reported among patients receiving ECMO for cardiac arrest, severe cardiogenic shock, or failure to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass following cardiac surgery. Bleeding is one of the most common complications in ECMO patients due to coagulopathy, systemic anticoagulation, and the presence of large bore cannulas at systemic pressure. Absence of a standardized transfusion protocol in this population leads to inconsistent transfusion practices...
July 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696877/multicenter-quality-improvement-project-to-prevent-sternal-wound-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Cathy Woodward, Richard Taylor, Minnette Son, Roozbeh Taeed, Marshall L Jacobs, Lauren Kane, Jeffrey P Jacobs, S Adil Husain
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk for sternal wound infections (SWIs) leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Single-center quality improvement (QI) initiatives have demonstrated decreased infection rates utilizing a bundled approach. This multicenter project was designed to assess the efficacy of a protocolized approach to decrease SWI. METHODS: Pediatric cardiac programs joined a collaborative effort to prevent SWI. Programs implemented the protocol, collected compliance data, and provided data points from local clinical registries using Society of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Database harvest-compliant software or from other registries...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693599/determining-the-impact-of-24-7-phone-support-on-hospital-readmissions-after-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-the-avrre-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Irene Lie, Stein Ove Danielsen, Theis Tønnessen, Svein Solheim, Marit Leegaard, Leiv Sandvik, Torbjørn Wisløff, Jonny Vangen, Tor Henning Røsstad, Philip Moons
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) have high rates of 30-day readmissions. They also report a low health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and elevated anxiety and depression. The aim of the AVRre study is to determine the efficacy and cost of a 24/7 phone-support intervention in reducing post-discharge readmissions after sAVR. The nature of the support is to help patients better understand and self-manage non-urgent symptoms at home. METHODS/DESIGN: AVRre is a prospective, randomised controlled study comprising 30 days of continuous phone-support intervention and then intermittent follow-up for the first 12 months...
May 30, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688938/a-comparative-study-of-endoscopic-surveillance-in-hereditary-diffuse-gastric-cancer-according-to-cdh1-mutation-status
#15
Emma Z Mi, Ella Z Mi, Massimiliano di Pietro, Maria O'Donovan, Richard H Hardwick, Susan Richardson, Hisham Ziauddeen, Paul C Fletcher, Carlos Caldas, Marc Tischkowitz, Krish Ragunath, Rebecca C Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) accounts for 1% of gastric cancer cases. For patients with a germline CDH1 mutation, risk-reducing gastrectomy is recommended. However, for those delaying surgery or families with no causative mutation identified, regular endoscopy is advised. This study aimed to determine the yield of signet ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) foci in individuals with a CDH1 pathogenic variant compared with those without and how this varies with successive endoscopies...
July 5, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682828/criteria-for-intensive-care-admission-and-monitoring-after-elective-craniotomy
#16
Rafael Badenes, Lara Prisco, Armando Maruenda, Fabio S Taccone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article revises the recent evidence on ICU admission criteria and postoperative neuromonitoring for patients undergoing elective craniotomy. RECENT FINDINGS: Only a small proportion of elective postoperative neurosurgical patients require specific medical interventions and invasive monitoring. Among these, patients undergoing elective craniotomy are frequently admitted to neuro-ICU, specialist postanaesthesia care units or intermediate-level care unit in the postoperative period...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681427/delirium-after-fast-track-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-cohort-study-of-6331-elderly-patients
#17
P B Petersen, C C Jørgensen, H Kehlet
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium (PD) is a well-known complication among elderly surgical patients and associated with increased morbidity, mortality and length of stay (LOS). In elective orthopedic surgery, including hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA), most studies report incidences between 5% and 10%. The multimodal optimization of perioperative care (fast-track) aims to enhance recovery and reduce morbidity and LOS, but limited data are available on the effect on PD. Consequently, the study investigated signs of PD associated with LOS > 4 days...
August 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674378/donor-selection-and-prophylactic-strategy-for-venous-thromboembolic-events-in-living-donors-of-liver-transplantation-based-on-results-of-thrombophilia-screening-tests
#18
Hideya Kamei, Yasuharu Onishi, Nobuhiko Kurata, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yasuhiro Ogura
BACKGROUND We reported a strategy of thrombophilia testing-guided venous thromboembolic events (VTE) prophylaxis for living donors of liver transplantation in 2011. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this protocol for VTE prophylaxis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thrombophilia testing, including protein S (PS), protein C (PC), antithrombin (AT) III, and anti-phospholipid antibody (APLA), was performed in 306 living donor candidates between July 2005 and June 2016. Donors who met any of the criteria of PS <60%, PC <64%, AT-III <70%, and positive APLA were classified into the borderline group and received continuous venous infusion of heparin immediately after surgery, in addition to use of elastic stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) until patients were ambulatory...
July 4, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673310/the-evaluation-of-enhanced-feedback-interventions-to-reduce-unnecessary-blood-transfusions-affinitie-protocol-for-two-linked-cluster-randomised-factorial-controlled-trials
#19
Suzanne Hartley, Robbie Foy, Rebecca E A Walwyn, Robert Cicero, Amanda J Farrin, Jill J Francis, Fabiana Lorencatto, Natalie J Gould, John Grant-Casey, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Liz Glidewell, Susan Michie, Stephen Morris, Simon J Stanworth
BACKGROUND: Blood for transfusion is a frequently used clinical intervention, and is also a costly and limited resource with risks. Many transfusions are given to stable and non-bleeding patients despite no clear evidence of benefit from clinical studies. Audit and feedback (A&F) is widely used to improve the quality of healthcare, including appropriate use of blood. However, its effects are often inconsistent, indicating the need for coordinated research including more head-to-head trials comparing different ways of delivering feedback...
July 3, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661999/preoperative-site-marking-are-we-adhering-to-good-surgical-practice
#20
Sonia Bathla, Michael Chadwick, Edward J Nevins, Joanna Seward
OBJECTIVES: Wrong-site surgery is a never event and a serious, preventable patient safety incident. Within the United Kingdom, national guidance has been issued to minimize the risk of such events. The mandate includes preoperative marking of all surgical patients. This study aimed to quantify regional variation in practice within general surgery and opinions of the surgeons, to help guide the formulation and implementation of a regional general surgery preoperative marking protocol. METHODS: A SurveyMonkey questionnaire was designed and distributed to 120 surgeons within the Mersey region, United Kingdom...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
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