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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735135/endoscope-assisted-abscess-drainage-secondary-to-endoscope-assisted-tlif-1-year-follow-up
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Karthik Madhavan, Steven Shelby Burks, Lee Onn Chieng, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Y Wang
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic discectomy and fusions have been gaining popularity in the recent past and are noted to be safe for its application in elderly population. It involves ultra-small incision for discectomy followed by placement of percutaneous screws in awake patients. Treatment of advanced spinal pathology using endoscope-assisted techniques are challenging. Although not common with endoscopic approach, post-operative infection can be problematic as there are no established guidelines on its management...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735123/surgery-for-cerebellar-hemorrhage-a-nsqip-database-analysis-of-patient-outcomes-and-factors-associated-with-30-day-mortality-and-prolonged-ventilation
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Gregory D Arnone, Darian R Esfahani, Matt Wonais, Prateek Kumar, Justin K Scheer, Ali Alaraj, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Fady T Charbel, Ankit I Mehta
OBJECTIVE: Primary cerebellar hemorrhage accounts for 10% of all intracranial hemorrhages. Given the confined space of the posterior fossa, cerebellar hemorrhage management sometimes necessitates suboccipital decompression and hematoma evacuation. In this study, we examine outcomes following surgery for primary cerebellar hemorrhage, and identify risk factors associated with adverse outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of the 2005-2014 ACS-NSQIP database was performed, with CPT Code 61315 (suboccipital craniectomy or craniotomy for evacuation of cerebellar hemorrhage) queried between 2005 and 2014...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735120/outpatient-lumbar-microdiscectomy-in-france-from-an-economic-imperative-to-a-clinical-standard-an-observational-study-of-201-cases
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Bertrand Debono, Pascal Sabatier, Valérie Garnault, Olivier Hamel, Philippe Bousquet, Jean-Paul Lescure, Jean-Yves Plas
PURPOSE: The outpatient lumbar discectomy procedures have been established for more than two decades. However, especially in Europe, there are still obstacles to the development of these procedures, which may be related to medico-economic imperatives, and to several factors concerning both surgeons and patients. We describe our initial experience in introducing this method in our institution. METHODS: Over a three year period, 201 patients met the criteria for ambulatory lumbar microdiscectomy...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735117/pubic-osteomyelitis-after-surgery-for-perforated-colonic-diverticulitis-with-fecal-peritonitis-a-case-report
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Daichi Kitaguchi, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Yusuke Ohara, Tatsuya Oda, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
INTRODUCTION: Pubic osteomyelitis is a rare type of suppurative osteomyelitis. Early diagnosis of pubic osteomyelitis is difficult, and prolonged inflammation results in progressive bone degradation, severe pelvic pain and a wide-based gait. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of an 82-year-old woman who was admitted to a previous hospital with severe abdominal pain caused by a perforated colonic diverticulum with fecal peritonitis. She underwent an emergency operation and a postoperative wound infection occurred...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734963/variability-in-elective-day-surgery-rates-between-belgian-hospitals-analyses-of-administrative-data-explained-by-surgical-experts
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Roos Leroy, Cécile Camberlin, Mélanie Lefèvre, Koen Van den Heede, Carine Van de Voorde, Claire Beguin
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, day surgery has steadily and significantly grown in many countries, yet the increase has been uneven. There are large variations in day-surgery activity between countries, but also within countries between hospitals and surgeons. This paper explores the variability in day-care activity for elective surgical procedures between Belgian hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The administrative hospital data of all patients formally admitted in a Belgian hospital for inpatient or day-surgery care between 2011 and 2013 were analysed and summarized in graphs...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734935/outcome-of-lung-transplantation-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-with-previous-anti-fibrotic-therapy
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Gabriela Leuschner, Florian Stocker, Tobias Veit, Nikolaus Kneidinger, Hauke Winter, René Schramm, Thomas Weig, Sandhya Matthes, Felix Ceelen, Paola Arnold, Dieter Munker, Friederike Klenner, Rudolf Hatz, Marion Frankenberger, Jürgen Behr, Claus Neurohr
BACKGROUND: Anti-fibrotic drugs may interfere with wound-healing after major surgery, theoretically preventing sufficient bronchial anastomosis formation after lung transplantation (LTx). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of previous treatment with pirfenidone and nintedanib on outcomes after LTx in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: All patients with IPF undergoing LTx at the University of Munich between January 2012 and November 2016 were retrospectively screened for previous use of anti-fibrotics...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734754/cost-analysis-of-microtia-treatment-in-the-netherlands
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M N Kolodzynski, C V A van Hövell Tot Westerflier, M Kon, C C Breugem
INTRODUCTION: Ear reconstruction for microtia is a challenging procedure. Although analyzing esthetic outcome is crucial, there is a paucity of information with regard to financial aspects of microtia reconstruction. This study was conducted to analyze the costs associated with ear reconstruction with costal cartilage in patients with microtia. METHODS: Ten consecutive children with autologous ear reconstruction of a unilateral microtia were included in this analysis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734748/effects-of-arginine-based-immunonutrition-on-inpatient-total-costs-and-hospitalization-outcomes-for-patients-undergoing-colorectal-surgery
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Souvik Banerjee, Louis P Garrison, Aurelie Danel, Juan B Ochoa Gautier, David R Flum
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of an arginine-based immunonutrition intervention for patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery on postsurgical utilization and cost outcomes. METHODS: This analysis was based on data from two Washington State databases: Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) linked to the Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS). The sample (N=722) comprises adult patients who underwent elective colorectal surgery with anastomosis in a Washington State hospital that participated in the Strong for Surgery (S4S) initiative between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013...
June 24, 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734717/preoperative-doxycycline-does-not-decolonize-propionibacterium-acnes-from-the-skin-of-the-shoulder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Surena Namdari, Thema Nicholson, Javad Parvizi, Matthew Ramsey
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium acnes is frequently cultured in patients undergoing both primary and revision shoulder surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of preoperative oral administration of doxycycline in decreasing the colonization of skin around the shoulder by P. acnes. METHODS: This was a single-institution, prospective, randomized controlled trial of male patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy. Patients were randomized to receive oral doxycycline (100 mg twice a day) for 7 days or to the standard of care (no drug)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734614/correlation-of-the-caprini-score-and-venous-thromboembolism-incidence-following-primary-total-joint-arthroplasty-results-of-a-single-institution-protocol
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Dexter K Bateman, Robert W Dow, Andrzej Brzezinski, Howard Y Bar-Eli, Stephen T Kayiaros
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis, is a serious complication after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Risk assessment models are increasingly used to provide patient-specific risk stratification. A recently implemented protocol mandates calculation of a Caprini Score for all surgical patients at our institution. We investigated the accuracy of the Caprini Score in predicting VTE events following TJA. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing primary total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) over a 1-year time period was performed...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734523/laparoscopic-choledochoduodenostomy
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Adolfo Cuendis-Velázquez, Mario E Trejo-Ávila, Enrique Rosales-Castañeda, Eduardo Cárdenas-Lailson, Martin E Rojano-Rodríguez, Sujey Romero-Loera, Carlos A Sanjuan-Martínez, Mucio Moreno-Portillo
INTRODUCTION: Today's options for biliary bypass procedures, for difficult choledocholithiasis, range from open surgery to laparo-endoscopic hybrid procedures. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcomes of patients with difficult choledocholithiasis treated with laparoscopic choledochoduodenostomy. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study from March 2011 to June 2016. We included patients with difficult common bile duct stones (recurrent or unresolved by ERCP) in which a biliary bypass procedure was required...
July 19, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734498/surgical-site-infection-reduction-bundle-in-patients-with-gynecologic-cancer-undergoing-colon-surgery
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Maria B Schiavone, Lea Moukarzel, Kam Leong, Qin C Zhou, Anoushka M Afonso, Alexia Iasonos, Kara Long Roche, Mario M Leitao, Dennis S Chi, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Oliver Zivanovic
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSIs) can lead to substantial morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, increased costs, and death in patients undergoing colorectal procedures. We sought to investigate the effect of using an SSI reduction bundle on the rate of SSIs in gynecologic cancer patients undergoing colon surgery. METHODS: We identified all gynecologic cancer patients who underwent colon resection at our institution from 2014 to 2016, during which time a service-wide SSI reduction bundle was introduced...
July 19, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734410/clinical-trials-in-thoracic-surgery-a-report-from-ginsberg-day-2017-and-early-risers-at-sts-2017
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Linda W Martin, Dennis A Wigle
No unified source lists clinical trials relevant to general thoracic surgery. This description summarizes the current offerings across the National Cancer Institute Cooperative Group-sponsored clinical trials, and includes trials involving surgery for lung cancer and esophageal cancer, and in some instances, perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracic surgery.
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734080/transumbilical-laparoendoscopic-single-site-radical-prostatectomy-and-cystectomy-with-the-aid-of-transurethral-port-a-feasibility-study
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Jian Su, Qingyi Zhu, Lin Yuan, Yang Zhang, Qingling Zhang, Yunfei Wei
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the surgical technique and report early outcomes of transurethral assisted laparoendoscopic single-site radical prostatectomy (LESS-RP) and cystectomy (LESS-RC) in a single institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 2014 and March 2016, 114 cases were performed LESS-RP and LESS-RC, including LESS-RP (n=68), LESS-RC with cutaneous ureterostomy (LESS-RC/CU) (n=38) and LESS-RC with orthotopic ileal neobladder (LESS-RC/OIN) (n=8)...
July 22, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733996/long-term-effectiveness-of-the-preoperative-smoking-cessation-programme-at-western-health
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Hugh Taylor, Amalia Karahalios, David Bramley
BACKGROUND: Smoking is associated with adverse effects in the perioperative period, including elevated risk of death. The perioperative period provides an opportunity to engage with patients who are smokers to encourage smoking cessation, often referred to as a 'teachable moment'. We developed a smoking intervention model for the pre-admission clinic (PAC) at Western Health, Victoria, Australia. This case series aimed to assess the impact of the smoking intervention model, which is standard of care, on the participant's smoking habits over four time points...
July 21, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733982/postoperative-complications-in-individuals-aged-70-and-over-undergoing-elective-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer
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Katleen Fagard, Julie Casaer, Albert Wolthuis, Johan Flamaing, Koen Milisen, Jean-Pierre Lobelle, Hans Wildiers, Cindy Kenis
AIM: This study aims to describe the nature, incidence, severity and outcomes of in-hospital postoperative complications (POCs) in older patients undergoing elective surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC).. METHOD: Patients were identified from a prospectively collected database (2009-2015) focusing on the implementation of geriatric screening and assessment in patients with cancer. Medical and surgical POCs were retrieved retrospectively from the medical records, and the severity of the POCs was graded by the Clavien-Dindo (CD) grading system...
July 22, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733780/robotic-left-lateral-sectionectomy-as-stepwise-approach-for-cirrhotic-liver
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Raphael L C Araujo, Luís Antônio de Castro, Fernando E C Fellipe, Diego Burgardt, Durval R Wohnrath
Laparoscopy is considered the gold standard approach to perform left lateral sectionectomy (LLS). Furthermore, laparoscopy for cirrhotic patients can reduce intraoperative bleeding and postoperative morbidity when compared to open surgery. Although robotic surgery is feasible for both minor and major liver resections, it remains a work in progress and only few series reported this approach for cirrhotic patients. We reported two cases of 62-year-old men, both with hepatitis C virus and alcoholic cirrhosis, but with compensated liver functions (MELD 9-10 and Child-Pugh A5-A6)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733750/magnetic-surgery-first-u-s-experience-with-a-novel-device
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Ivy N Haskins, Andrew T Strong, Matthew T Allemang, Kalman P Bencsath, John H Rodriguez, Matthew D Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Magnet-assisted surgery is a new platform within minimally invasive surgery. The Levita™ Magnetic Surgical System, the first magnetic surgical system to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, includes a deployable, magnetic grasper and an external magnet that is used to manipulate the grasper within the peritoneal cavity. This system is currently approved for patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy with a body mass index (BMI) between 21 and 34 kg/m(2)...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733746/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-outcomes-of-robotic-versus-open-transversus-abdominis-release
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Luis A Martin-Del-Campo, Adam S Weltz, Igor Belyansky, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis release (TAR) has evolved as an effective approach to complex abdominal wall reconstructions. Although the role of robotics in hernia surgery is rapidly expanding, the benefits of a robotic approach for abdominal wall reconstruction have not been established well. We aimed to compare the impact of the application of robotics to the TAR procedure on the perioperative outcomes when compared to the open TAR repairs. METHODS: Case-matched comparison of patients undergoing robotic TAR (R-TAR) at two specialized hernia centers to a matched historic cohort of open TAR (O-TAR) patients was performed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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