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Safety protocols in surgery

Adele Sandra Budiansky, Michael P Margarson, Naveen Eipe
Increasing numbers of patients with morbid obesity are presenting for surgery, and their acute pain management requires an evidence-based clinical update. The objective of this study was to complete a literature review for acute pain management in morbid obesity and provide an evidence-based clinical update with recommendations. Using standardized search terms, in March 2015, we completed a literature search to determine evidence for different acute pain pharmacologic modalities in morbid obesity. For each modality, the highest level of evidence was ascertained, and recommendations for each pharmacologic modality are presented...
September 19, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Perparim Limani, Michael Linecker, Philipp Kron, Panagiotis Samaras, Bernhard Pestalozzi, Roger Stupp, Alexander Jetter, Philipp Dutkowski, Beat Müllhaupt, Andrea Schlegel, Claude Nicolau, Jean-Marie Lehn, Henrik Petrowsky, Bostjan Humar, Rolf Graf, Pierre-Alain Clavien
BACKGROUND: Solid tumors, such as hepato-pancreato-biliary cancer, develop tumor hypoxia with tumor growth. Despite advances in surgery, a majority of these patients are in an unresectable condition. At this stage standard cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens are applied with limited success. Novel biological treatment options based on an antiangiogenic mechanism of action neglect other hypoxia mediated mechanisms (e.g. epithelial-mesenchymal transition, Warburg effect, and immunological response) leading to an increased invasiveness with a poor outcome...
October 19, 2016: BMC Cancer
Soumyarwit Manna, James J Augsburger, Zelia M Correa, Marwan F Al-Rjoub, Marepalli B Rao, Rupak K Banerjee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to noninvasively evaluate the safety and toxicity of a chitosan (CS) and polylactic acid (PLA)-based sustained-release methotrexate (MTX) intravitreal microimplant in normal rabbit eyes using electroretinography (ERG). METHODS: PLA-coated CS-based microimplants containing 400 μg of MTX and placebo microimplants (without drug) were surgically implanted in the vitreous of the right and the left eyes, respectively, in each of the 8 New Zealand rabbits using minimally invasive technique...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Pablo Royo, José L Muñoz, Manuel Duran, Elisabeth Redondo, Jose M Ramirez
INTRODUCTION: The essence of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs is the multimodal approach, and many authors have demonstrated safety and feasibility in fast track bariatric surgery. According to this concept, a multidisciplinary ERAS program for bariatric surgery has been developed by the Spanish fast track group (ERAS Spain). The aim of this study was to analyze the initial implementation of this Spanish National ERAS protocol in bariatric surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric prospective pilot study was performed, including 125 consecutive patients undergoing bariatric surgery at 3 Spanish hospitals between January and June 2015, after the Spanish National ERAS protocol in bariatric surgery...
October 7, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Sadamoto Zenda, Takashi Kojima, Ken Kato, Sachiko Izumi, Taijiro Ozawa, Naomi Kiyota, Chikatoshi Katada, Takahiro Tsushima, Yoshinori Ito, Tetsuo Akimoto, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Miyuki Kanamaru, Hiroyuki Daiko
PURPOSE: To clarify, in a multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 study (UMIN Clinical Trials Registry no. UMIN000001439), the clinical profile of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for cervical esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with operable cervical esophageal cancer, excluding candidates for endoscopic resection, were enrolled. Protocol treatment consisted of CRT and adjuvant chemotherapy (CT). First, patients received concurrent CRT with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) plus cisplatin (CDDP)...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Breanne Mordorski, Adam J Friedman, Leon H Kircik
Dermatologists frequently create cutaneous defects that heal by second intention, yet there is no universal protocol for wound care in this setting. Several ointments commonly used for wound healing are not cost effective as they contain known contact allergens, contribute to antimicrobial resistance, and do not enhance the healing process. Recent studies indicate that Bensal HP, a commercially available ointment used for a variety of dermatologic conditions, may be useful for wound healing; although clinical data is currently limited...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Oliver Oehlke, Michael Mix, Erika Graf, Tanja Schimek-Jasch, Ursula Nestle, Irina Götz, Sabine Schneider-Fuchs, Astrid Weyerbrock, Irina Mader, Brigitta G Baumert, Susan C Short, Philipp T Meyer, Wolfgang A Weber, Anca-Ligia Grosu
BACKGROUND: The higher specificity of amino-acid positron emission tomography (AA-PET) in the diagnosis of gliomas, as well as in the differentiation between recurrence and treatment-related alterations, in comparison to contrast enhancement in T1-weighted MRI was demonstrated in many studies and is the rationale for their implementation into radiation oncology treatment planning. Several clinical trials have demonstrated the significant differences between AA-PET and standard MRI concerning the definition of the gross tumor volume (GTV)...
October 5, 2016: BMC Cancer
Stefan Linsler, Sebastian Antes, Sebastian Senger, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: The safety of endoscopic skull base surgery can be enhanced by accurate navigation in preoperative computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we report our initial experience of real-time intraoperative CT-guided navigation surgery for pituitary tumors in childhood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 15-year-old girl with a huge growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma with supra- and perisellar extension. Furthermore, the skull base was infiltrated...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Hirofumi Ota, Masakazu Ikenaga, Junichi Hasegawa, Kohei Murata, Yasuhiro Miyake, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Taishi Hata, Ichiro Takemasa, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Riichiro Nezu, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
PURPOSE: The aim of this multi-institutional study was to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol for colonic surgery. METHODS: The subjects of this study were 320 patients with an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade I or II physical status. Patients underwent elective open or laparoscopic colonic resection or high anterior resection between April 2011 and January 2014 at one of six institutions...
September 29, 2016: Surgery Today
Jai Gon Seo, Sang Min Kim, Jung Min Shin, Youngjun Kim, Byung Hoon Lee
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality. The orthopedic surgeon must, therefore, decide whether bilateral simultaneous TKA is a safe operation to perform and endeavor to decrease the risk of serious complications or even death. METHODS: This retrospective review included 2098 consecutive patients who underwent bilateral simultaneous TKAs by the protocol used in our institution, including the use of extramedullary instruments to minimize medullary canal invasion and overlapping procedures for both knees to decrease operation time...
November 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Krishna S Vyas, Sibi Rajendran, Shane D Morrison, Afaaf Shakir, Samir Mardini, Valerie Lemaine, Maurice Y Nahabedian, Stephen B Baker, Brian D Rinker, Henry C Vasconez
BACKGROUND: Management of postoperative pain often requires multimodal approaches. Suboptimal dosages of current therapies can leave patients experiencing periods of insufficient analgesia, often requiring rescue therapy. With absence of a validated and standardized approach to pain management, further refinement of treatment protocols and targeted therapeutics is needed. Liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) is a longer acting form of traditional bupivacaine that delivers the drug by means of a multivesicular liposomal system...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
P Chasserant, M Gosgnach
AIM OF THE STUDY: Outpatient left colectomy has been described in several small series or case reports. We conducted a prospective study to determine whether an optimized management approach could allow performance of this procedure in a broader patient population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between December 2014 and December 2015, all eligible patients were prospectively and consecutively included in this study. They all underwent surgery following the same outpatient management protocol...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Manuel J Richter, Ralf Ewert, Christian Warnke, Henning Gall, Simon Classen, Friedrich Grimminger, Eckhard Mayer, Werner Seeger, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani
BACKGROUND: In patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension, subcutaneous or catheter-based intravenous application of prostanoids carries a risk of local side effects or systemic infections, which limits their use and acceptance. Recently, a fully implantable pump for continuous application of intravenous treprostinil was approved in Germany. However, surgery is a major risk for patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of a fully implantable pump inserted under local or general anesthesia in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension...
September 26, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Björn Stessel, Michiel Boon, Elbert A Joosten, Jean-Paul Ory, Stefan Evers, Sander M J van Kuijk, Jasperina Dubois, Daisy Hoofwijk, Luc Jamaer, Wolfgang F F A Buhre
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain and, in a more extended perspective, quality of recovery (QOR) should be considered the principal endpoints after day surgery. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and paracetamol are a cornerstone of pain treatment after painful day surgery. Nevertheless, NSAIDs are not always sufficiently effective, have numerous contraindications, and consequently are not suitable in up to 25 % of all patients. Metamizole is a non-opioid compound with a favourable gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular profile compared to NSAIDs...
September 26, 2016: Trials
S Catanzaro, C Copelli, A Manfuso, K Tewfik, N Pederneschi, L Cassano, R Cocchi
PURPOSE: The surgical removal of head and neck tumors often represents a highly complex surgery. The three-dimensionality and the anatomy of the head and neck area make sometimes difficult a correct intraoperative orientation and the obtaining of an adequate oncological safety. In the present pilot study, the authors propose a protocol of application of intraoperative navigation in the resection of head and neck tumors. The purpose is to develop a methodology that can be helpful to ensure oncologic free margins of resection and to facilitate the orientation of the specimen by pathologists...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Xin-Xin Liu, Hua-Feng Pan, Zhi-Wei Jiang, Shu Zhang, Zhi-Ming Wang, Ping Chen, Yan Zhao, Gang Wang, Kun Zhao, Jie-Shou Li
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols or fast-track (FT) programs enable a shorter hospital stay and lower complication rate. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with a lesser trauma and a quicker recovery in many elective abdominal surgeries. However, little is known of the safety and effectiveness made by ERAS protocols combined with MIS for gastric cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness made by FT programs and MIS in combination or alone...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Balázs Bánky, Géza Járay
Diseases of the lower and middle third of the rectum, the so called "no-man's territory" traditionally represent a major surgical problem. Minimally invasive surgical techniques significantly contribute to the safe and precise management of this part of the rectum. Traditional laparoscopic instruments via a specifically designed operative anoscope with single-port surgical technique are used during TAMIS (transanal endoscopic minimally invasive surgery). Since the description of the procedure in 2009 a number of case series have proven the feasibility and safety of the technique in the treatment of rectal adenomas...
September 2016: Magyar Sebészet
Hasan Hakan Erem, Erman Aytac
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially mortal complication in patients undergoing surgery. Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be seen up to 40 % of patients who have no or inappropriate VTE prophylaxis during perioperative period.In addition to the preoperative and intraoperative preventive measures, the standardization of postoperative care and follow-up are essential to reduce VTE risk. Modern healthcare prioritizes patient's safety and aims to reduce postoperative morbidity by using standardized protocols...
September 17, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Peter K Wong, Khaled J Saleh
As health care reimbursement models shift from volume-based to value-based models, orthopedic surgeons must provide patients with highly reliable care, while consciously minimizing cost, maintaining quality, and providing timely interventions. An established means of achieving these goals is by implementing a highly reliable care model; however, before such a model can be initiated, a safety culture, robust improvement strategies, and committed leadership are needed. This article discusses interdependent and critical changes required to implement a highly reliable care system...
October 2016: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Marie-Françoise Heymann, Hannah Brown, Dominique Heymann
INTRODUCTION: Osteosarcomas are the main malignant primary bone tumours found in children and young adults. Conventional treatment is based on diagnosis and resection surgery, combined with polychemotherapy. This is a protocol that was established in the 1970s. Unfortunately, this therapeutic approach has reached a plateau of efficacy and the patient survival rate has not improved in the last four decades. New therapeutic approaches are thus required to improve the prognosis for osteosarcoma patients...
September 15, 2016: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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