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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243312/duration-of-anaemia-during-the-first-week-of-life-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Pia Lundgren, Sam E Athikarisamy, Sanjay Patole, Geoffrey C Lam, Lois E Smith, Karen Simmer
AIM: This study evaluated the correlation between retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), anaemia and blood transfusions in extremely preterm infants. METHODS: We included 227 infants born below 28 weeks of gestation at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth, Australia, from 2014-2016. Birth characteristics and risk factors for ROP were retrieved and anaemia and severe anaemia were defined as a haemoglobins of <110 g/L and <80 g/L, respectively. Logistic regression was used for the analysis...
December 15, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238640/high-risk-subgroup-membership-is-a-predictor-of-30-day-morbidity-following-anterior-lumbar-fusion
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Rachel S Bronheim, Jun S Kim, John Di Capua, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Sulaiman Somani, Kevin Phan, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objective: To determine if membership in a high-risk subgroup is predictive of morbidity and mortality following anterior lumbar fusion (ALF). Methods: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was utilized to identify patients undergoing ALF between 2010 and 2014. Multivariate analysis was utilized to identify high-risk subgroup membership as an independent predictor of postoperative complications...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238635/anesthesia-duration-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-early-postoperative-complications-in-adults-undergoing-elective-acdf
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Kevin Phan, Jun S Kim, Joung Heon Kim, Sulaiman Somani, John Di'Capua, James E Dowdell, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective study. Objective: To determine the presence of any potential associations between anesthesia time with postoperative outcome and complications following elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Methods: Patients who underwent elective ACDF were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program database. Patient demographics, medical comorbidities, and perioperative and postoperative complications up to 30 days were analyzed by univariate and multivariate analysis...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238634/asa-classification-as-a-risk-stratification-tool-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-study-of-5805-patients
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Sulaiman Somani, John Di Capua, Jun S Kim, Kevin Phan, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Joung-Heon Kim, James Dowdell, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Objectives: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is a highly complex procedure that has high complication rates. Risk stratification tools can improve patient management and may lower complication rates and associated costs. The goal of this study was to identify the independent association between American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class and postoperative outcomes following ASD surgery...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238008/association-between-platelet-count-and-postoperative-blood-loss-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-fresh-frozen-plasma-administration-guided-by-thromboelastometry
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Junko Ichikawa, Yoshiko Osada, Mitsuharu Kodaka, Keiko Nishiyama, Makiko Komori
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is caused by multiple factors, including reduced coagulation factors and a low platelet count.Methods and Results:In this study, we undertook a post hoc analysis to identify factors associated with increased postoperative blood loss in 97 patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB, with fresh frozen plasma administered according to a ROTEM-guided algorithm. We identified 24 patients for the top quartile of postoperative blood loss, >528 mL and defined as having excessive blood loss...
December 13, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232169/dietary-nonheme-iron-is-equally-bioavailable-from-ferritin-or-ferrous-sulfate-in-thalassemia-intermedia
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Monica Khurana, Ellen B Fung, Elliott P Vichinsky, Elizabeth C Theil
Transfusion-independent patients with thalassemia intermedia (TI) develop fatal iron overload from excessive iron absorption triggered by ineffective erythropoiesis. More information about iron pharmacokinetics and nonheme, dietary iron absorption in such patients is needed to optimize management. To obtain more information, different forms of supplemental nonheme iron sources (ferritin and ferrous sulfate) were compared in 4 TI (hemoglobin <9 g/dL) and 6 control (hemoglobin 12-16 g/dL) patients. Serial serum iron concentrations were measured during the 24 hours following consumption of 1 mg/kg of elemental iron as ferritin or ferrous sulfate...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229350/predictors-of-readmissions-and-reoperations-related-to-venous-thromboembolic-events-after-spine-surgery-a-single-institution-experience-with-6-869-patients
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Michael Cloney, Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Helena Roberts, Zachary A Smith, Tyler R Koski, Nader S Dahdaleh
BACKGROUND: Readmission and reoperation are used as hospital and surgeon quality metrics. Venous thromboembolic events (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), are a major cause of readmission, morbidity, mortality, after spine surgery. Specific procedural, perioperative, and patient characteristics may be associated with these outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively examined records from 6869 consecutive spine surgeries at our institution...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224750/blood-transfusion-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-undergoing-tonsillectomy
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Carlyn M Atwood, Sharon H Gnagi, Ronald J Teufel, Shaun A Nguyen, David R White
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is the second most common surgery in children with sickle cell disease. These children are at an increased risk of perioperative complications due to vaso-occlusive events. Although controversial, preoperative blood transfusions are sometimes given in an effort to prevent such complications. The purpose of this study is to analyze trends in the use of blood transfusion for management of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) undergoing tonsillectomy in a national database...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222293/current-treatment-algorithm-for-the-management-of-lower-risk-mds
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REVIEW
Aristoteles Giagounidis
Lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), defined as MDS with a Revised International Prognostic Scoring System score ≤3.5 points, will remain a challenging entity in 2018. Supportive care continues to be the linchpin of treatment, although the options to reduce transfusion needs are broadening. To achieve red blood cell transfusion independence in non-del(5q) patients, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents remain a mainstay of therapy as long as endogenous erythropoietin levels are <500 U/L (and preferably <200 U/L)...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222267/new-therapeutic-targets-in-transfusion-dependent-and-independent-thalassemia
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REVIEW
M Domenica Cappellini, Irene Motta
β-Thalassemias are characterized by reduced production of β-globin chain, resulting in α/β-chain unbalance and precipitation of α-globin-heme complexes and determining ineffective erythropoiesis. Ineffective erythropoiesis, chronic hemolytic anemia, and compensatory hematopoietic expansion are the disease hallmarks, and they are related to the severity of the chain unbalance. Several clinical forms of β-thalassemia, including the coinheritance of β-thalassemia with hemoglobin E resulting in hemoglobin E/β-thalassemia, have been described...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221841/risk-factors-for-reaching-the-post-operative-transfusion-trigger-in-a-community-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-population
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Stefano A Bini, Jeanne A Darbinian, William T Brox, Monti Khatod
BACKGROUND: Little data exist to evaluate an individual's pre-operative risk of blood transfusion following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Our aim is to identify the risk factors associated with reaching the transfusion trigger of Hb <8 g/dL (TT8) following surgery and how perioperative tranexamic acid (TXA) affects that outcome. METHODS: Using a retrospective cohort study design, routine, unilateral TKAs performed between 2011 and 2013 in 19 hospitals were reviewed...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221748/hydroxyethyl-starch-is-associated-with-early-postoperative-delirium-in-patients-undergoing-esophagectomy
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Dae Myung Jung, Hyun Joo Ahn, Mikyung Yang, Jie Ae Kim, Duck Kyung Kim, Sangmin Maria Lee, Joo Hyun Park
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delirium is associated with longer hospital stay and increased morbidities. Patients undergoing esophagectomy have a high chance of developing postoperative delirium because of their advanced age, comorbidities, and intensive care unit care. In this study, we investigated the risk factors of early postoperative delirium in patients undergoing esophagectomy, focusing on perioperative fluid type to test the hypothesis that colloids with high oncotic pressure and anti-inflammatory action would decrease the incidence of postoperative delirium compared with crystalloids...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218670/systematic-review-of-robotic-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Christoph Holmer, Martin E Kreis
BACKGROUND: Potential advantages of robotic surgery, such as 3-dimensional high-definition vision, wrist-like movements of instruments, stable camera holding, motion filter for tremor-free surgery, and improved ergonomics, may provide better clinical, oncological, and functional outcomes in rectal cancer surgery, as suggested in many comparative studies. However, there has not been a systematic review specific to LAR/TME for rectal cancer that includes both robotic versus laparoscopic and robotic versus open comparative studies...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217909/predictive-factors-for-small-intestinal-and-colonic-anastomotic-leak-a-multivariate-analysis
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Ahmad Sakr, Sameh Hany Emile, Emad Abdallah, Waleed Thabet, Wael Khafagy
Anastomotic leak (AL) is a serious complication of intestinal surgery with various predisposing factors. This study aims to assess several risk factors associated with AL after small intestinal and colonic anastomoses through a multivariate analysis. Two hundred twenty-four patients (126 males) with intestinal anastomosis of a median age of 44 years were reviewed. Independent factors associated with AL were male gender (OR = 2.59, P = 0.02), chronic liver disease (CLD) (OR = 8.03, P < 0.0001), more than one associated comorbidity (OR = 5...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217006/incidence-prognostic-impact-and%C3%A2-predictive-factors-of-readmission-for-heart-failure-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Eric Durand, Maxime Doutriaux, Nicolas Bettinger, Christophe Tron, Charles Fauvel, Fabrice Bauer, Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Najime Bouhzam, Pierre-Yves Litzler, Alain Cribier, Hélène Eltchaninoff
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence, prognostic impact, and predictive factors of readmission for congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with severe aortic stenosis treated by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: TAVR is indicated in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in whom surgery is considered high risk or is contraindicated. Readmission for CHF after TAVR remains a challenge, and data on prognostic and predictive factors are lacking...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215808/prognostic-performance-evaluation-of-the-international-society-on-thrombosis-and-hemostasis-and-the-korean-society-on-thrombosis-and-hemostasis-scores-in-the-early-phase-of-trauma
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Hong Sug Kim, Dong Hun Lee, Byung Kook Lee, Yong Soo Cho
BACKGROUND: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) contributes to poor outcome in the early phase of trauma. We aimed to analyze and compare the prognostic performances of the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) and the Korean Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (KSTH) scores in the early phase of trauma. METHODS: Receiver operating characteristics analysis was used to examine the prognostic performance of both scores, and multivariate analysis was used to estimate the prognostic impact of the ISTH and KSTH scores in the early phase of trauma...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194668/is-an-endoscopic-examination-associated-with-transfusion-transmissible-infections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hans Van Remoortel, Vere Borra, Emmy De Buck, Veerle Compernolle, Philippe Vandekerckhove
BACKGROUND: The purpose of a donor medical questionnaire is to identify the blood donor's history relative to the current known blood-safety risks. A temporary deferral from blood donation after an endoscopic examination is enforced because of the reusable nature of the endoscope and close contact with the inner body. The objective of this systematic review was to find the best available evidence on the association between an endoscopic examination and the risk of transfusion-transmissible infections...
November 30, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194343/blood-mixing-upregulates-platelet-membrane-bound-cd40-ligand-expression-in-vitro-independent-of-abo-compatibility
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Go-Shine Huang, Mei-Hua Hu, Tso-Chou Lin, Yi-Chang Lin, Yi-Ting Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin, Hung-Yen Ke, Xu-Zhi Zheng, Chien-Sung Tsai
Platelets play a central role in the inflammation response via CD40 ligand (CD40L) expression, which may lead to transfusion reactions. The precise role of platelet CD40L-mediated inflammation in transfusion reactions is unclear. Therefore, we assessed the effects of in vitro blood mixing on platelet CD40L expression. In addition, we examined the effect of ABO compatibility on CD40L expression. Donor packed red blood cells were acquired from a blood bank, and recipient blood was obtained from patients undergoing cardiac surgery and prepared as washed platelets...
November 30, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194281/rbc-transfusions-are-associated-with-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#19
Michael E Zubrow, Neal J Thomas, David F Friedman, Nadir Yehya
OBJECTIVES: Blood products are often transfused in critically ill children, although recent studies have recognized their potential for harm. Translatability to pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome is unknown given that hypoxemia has excluded pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome patients from clinical trials. We aimed to determine whether an association exists between blood product transfusion and survival or duration of ventilation in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome...
November 30, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193383/blood-transfusion-is-a-critical-determinant-of-resource-utilization-and-total-hospital-cost-in-liver-transplantation
#20
Jose Ruiz, Adam Dugan, Daniel L Davenport, Roberto Gedaly
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify factors associated with increased resource use and total hospital cost after liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: A study of liver transplantation patients undergoing surgery between January 2008 to December 2013 was performed. Main end points were LOS, ICU LOS, days on the ventilator, total hospital costs (THC), service area costs. RESULTS: 191 patients undergoing LT were included in the analysis...
November 29, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
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