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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437812/infection-rate-in-1033-elective-neurosurgical-procedures-at-a-university-hospital-in-south-china
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Hongwei Zhu, Xiyao Liu, Zhanxiang Wang
Objective Infection following surgery is a serious complication, especially in neurosurgery. The aim of the study is to report the change of incidence rates of infection in patients undergoing elective neurosurgical procedures at a university hospital in South China as well as the risk factors. Material and Methods The medical records and postoperative courses for patients undergoing 1,033 neurosurgical procedures from 2008 to 2014 were reviewed retrospectively to determine the incidence of neurosurgical infection, the identity of the offending organisms, and the factors associated with infection...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437672/eosinophilic-funiculitis-initially-diagnosed-as-irreducible-inguinal-hernia-a-case-report
#2
Kohei Yamada, Akashi Ikubo, Shota Ikeda, Satoko Koga, Yasuhiro Tsuru, Hideo Kuroki, Naohiko Koya, Ryuichiro Samejima, Masashi Sakai, Masanobu Tabuchi, Seiji Yunotani, Shinichi Kido, Kazushige Nishimura, Hiroyuki Meiri
BACKGROUND: Most groin masses are first suspected to be groin hernias. More than 80% of bulging groin lesions are reportedly diagnosed as hernias by ultrasonography. Establishment of the correct diagnosis of hernia among all differential diagnoses is not easy. We herein describe a very rare case of groin eosinophilic funiculitis that presented as an irreducible groin hernia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old man presented to our hospital with suspicion of a right groin hernia...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437263/a-randomised-trial-to-evaluate-preoperative-oral-carbohydrate-administration-on-insulin-resistance-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-patients
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Bora Lee, Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim, Ha Y Kim, Hyelin Lee, Young-Lan Kwak
BACKGROUND: In fasting cardiac surgery patients, preoperative carbohydrate (CHO) drink intake attenuated insulin resistance and improved cardiac metabolism, although its beneficial effects were not evident after cardiac surgery possibly due to cardiopulmonary bypass-related extreme systemic inflammation. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate whether preoperative CHO intake affected insulin resistance and free-fatty acid (FFA) concentrations in off-pump coronary revascularisation...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437196/surgical-site-infection-and-colorectal-surgical-procedures-a-prospective-analysis-of-risk-factors
#4
E Carter Paulson, Earl Thompson, Najjia Mahmoud
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgical procedures (CRS) are associated with the highest surgical site infection (SSI) rate among elective operations. A wide range of patient and surgical characteristics have been identified as risk factors for SSI. Most studies are limited by reliance on retrospective data or subset analysis of data that includes CRS. This study reflects analysis of SSI risk factors using prospectively collected data in an elective CRS population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data prospectively collected as part of a randomized, blinded trial of skin anti-sepsis in elective CRS to identify risk factors associated with SSI, including superficial or deep SSI or cellulitis within 30 days post-discharge...
February 22, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436175/chronic-hypertension-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-a-cohort-study
#5
Anca M Panaitescu, Argyro Syngelaki, Natalia Prodan, Ranjit Akolekar, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between chronic hypertension (CH) and a wide range of adverse pregnancy outcomes after adjustment for confounding factors in obstetric history and maternal characteristics. METHODS: This was a prospective screening study for adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with singleton pregnancies attending the first routine hospital visit at 11(+0) -13(+6) weeks' gestation. Data on maternal characteristics, medical and obstetric history and pregnancy outcomes were collected...
April 23, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435928/extra-skeletal-ewing-sarcoma-of-the-lumbosacral-region-in-an-adult-pregnant-patient-a-case-report
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Darweesh Al Khawaja, Cristina Vescovi, Ashraf Dower, Vallapan Thiruvilangam, Tamadur Mahasneh
Extra-skeletal Ewing sarcoma in pregnancy is rare. There is thus limited scientific evidence to guide clinicians in its complicated management, particularly within the context of early gestation. We therefore share our successful outcome in a 32-year-old pregnant patient, following a unique management strategy of complete aggressive surgical resection prior to neo-adjuvant therapy. The case involved a 2-month history of right-sided back and gluteal pain, with associated paraesthesia. Lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an approximate 40×50 mm indeterminate mass in the lower right paraspinal musculature...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435917/effect-of-employment-status-on-length-of-hospital-stay-30-day-readmission-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-spine-surgery
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Jared Fialkoff, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: Growing scrutiny has placed hospitals at the center of readmission prevention. The relationship between pre-operative employment status, length of hospital stays (LOS) and 30-day readmission rates after elective spine surgery remains unclear. METHODS: The medical records of 360 patients (employed: n=174, unemployed: n=70, retired: n=40, disabled: n=76) undergoing elective spine surgery at a major academic medical center were reviewed. Patient demographics, comorbidities, and post-operative complication rates were recorded...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435915/impact-of-surgical-approach-on-complication-rates-after-elective-spinal-fusion-%C3%A2-3-levels-for-adult-spine-deformity
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Owoicho Adogwa, Shay Behrens, Amanda Sergesketter, Angel Chen, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley, Isaac O Karikari
BACKGROUND: While there are variations in techniques and surgical approaches to spinal fusion, there is not a defined consensus on a recommended surgical approach. The aim of this study is to determine if there was a difference in intra- and post-operative complication rates between different surgical approaches after elective spinal fusion (≥3 levels) for adult spine deformity. METHODS: The medical records of 443 adult spine deformity patients undergoing elective spinal fusion (≥3) at a major academic institution from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435222/effects-of-intrathecal-dexmedetomidine-on-shivering-after-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Karim Nasseri, Negin Ghadami, Bijan Nouri
BACKGROUND: Shivering is among the common troublesome complications of spinal anesthesia (SA), and causes discomfort and discontentment in parturients undergoing cesarean sections (CSs). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of intrathecal dexmedetomidine in the prevention of shivering in those who underwent CS under SA. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty parturients planned for elective CSs under SA were enrolled in this prospective, double-blinded, controlled study and randomly divided into two equal groups...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435149/regional-anesthesia-did-not-delay-diagnosis-of-compartment-syndrome-a-case-report-of-anterior-compartment-syndrome-in-the-thigh-not-masked-by-an-adductor-canal-catheter
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Arissa Torrie, Jyoti Sharma, Mark Mason, Hillenn Cruz Eng
BACKGROUND Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the thigh after elective primary total knee arthroplasty is rare. If not recognized and treated promptly, devastating consequences may result. Certain regional anesthesia techniques are thought to mask the symptoms of acute compartment syndrome, but there are no cases reported of adductor canal catheters masking the symptoms of thigh compartment syndrome. We report a case where symptoms and diagnosis of acute anterior thigh compartment syndrome were not masked by a functioning adductor canal catheter...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434547/stress-dose-corticosteroid-versus-placebo-in-neonatal-cardiac-operations-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pertti K Suominen, Juho Keski-Nisula, Tiina Ojala, Paula Rautiainen, Timo Jahnukainen, Johanna Hästbacka, Pertti J Neuvonen, Olli Pitkänen, Jussi Niemelä, Anu Kaskinen, Jukka Salminen, Risto Lapatto
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids can improve the hemodynamic status of neonates with postoperative low cardiac output syndrome after cardiac operations. This study compared a prophylactically administered stress-dose corticosteroid (SDC) regimen against placebo on inflammation, adrenocortical function, and hemodynamic outcome. METHODS: Forty neonates undergoing elective open heart operations were randomized into two groups. The SDC group received perioperatively 2 mg/kg methylprednisolone, and 6 hours after the operation, a hydrocortisone infusion (0...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434040/primary-ventral-or-groin-hernia-in-pregnancy-a-cohort-study-of-20-714-women
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E Oma, M Bay-Nielsen, K K Jensen, L N Jorgensen, A Pinborg, T Bisgaard
BACKGROUND: Prevalence, management, and risk of emergency operation for primary ventral or groin hernia in pregnancy are unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalences of primary ventral or groin hernia in pregnancy and the potential risks for elective and emergency repair. METHODS: This single-institutional retrospective study included all pregnant women attending one or more prenatal consultations at Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark, during a 3-year period...
April 22, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433983/pulmonary-metastasis-from-renal-epithelioid-angiomyolipoma-in-the-setting-of-breast-cancer
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Eoin MacCraith, Aoife McCarthy, Niall Swan, David Quinlan
A 68-year-old woman presented with visible haematuria. Ultrasonography and triphasic CT revealed a 2.6 cm mass in the lower pole of the left kidney. A biopsy suggested low-grade renal cell carcinoma. Radical nephrectomy was performed and revealed an epithelioid angiomyolipoma. At year 3, the patient developed ductal carcinoma of the right breast and underwent a wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 4 months later, she was noted to have a 1.6 cm nodule in the middle lobe of her right lung...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433757/surgical-volunteerism-or-voluntourism-are-we-doing-more-harm-than-good
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EDITORIAL
Faheem Ahmed, Madeline Grade, Carl Malm, Sophia Michelen, Na'eem Ahmed
The significant rise in the number of international health electives undertaken by medical students and doctors in the US, Canada and UK reflects acknowledgement of the inter-connected nature of these challenges to health systems and the drive to help solve them. However, the next generation of international volunteers often operate under a conflicting duality: whilst many of their role models have devoted their lives to global health following a similar volunteering experience, there are pervasive ethical problems associated with short-term global health work that must be identified and addressed to ensure positive outcomes for all parties involved...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433569/vitamin-d-binding-protein-rs7041-polymorphism-and-high-residual-platelet-reactivity-in-patients-receiving-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-clopidogrel-or-ticagrelor
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Monica Verdoia, Veronica Daffara, Patrizia Pergolini, Roberta Rolla, Paolo Marino, Giorgio Bellomo, Alessandro Carriero, Giuseppe De Luca
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency represents a major health problem in general population, especially for its association with cardiovascular disorders and thrombotic risk, even in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Vitamin D Binding Protein (VDBP) is the main transporter of vitamin D in the bloodstream and genetic polymorphisms of this protein have been shown to account for a significant variability of vitamin D levels and its systemic effects. Contrasting data have linked the rs7041 T→G substitution with cardiovascular disease...
April 19, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433432/ascende-rt-an-analysis-of-treatment-related-morbidity-for-a-randomized-trial-comparing-a-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-boost-with-a-dose-escalated-external-beam-boost-for-high-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Sree Rodda, Scott Tyldesley, W James Morris, Mira Keyes, Ross Halperin, Howard Pai, Michael McKenzie, Graeme Duncan, Gerard Morton, Jeremy Hamm, Nevin Murray
PURPOSE: To report the genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity and erectile dysfunction in a randomized trial comparing 2 methods of dose escalation for high- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: ASCENDE-RT (Androgen Suppression Combined with Elective Nodal and Dose Escalated Radiation Therapy) enrolled 398 men, median age 68 years, who were then randomized to either a standard arm that included 12 months of androgen deprivation therapy and pelvic irradiation to 46 Gy followed by a dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (DE-EBRT) boost to 78 Gy, or an experimental arm that substituted a low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR-PB) boost...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433425/effect-of-spinal-fusion-surgery-on-total-hip-arthroplasty-outcomes-a-matched-comparison-study
#17
Jing Loong Moses Loh, Lei Jiang, Hwei Chi Chong, Seng Jin Yeo, Ngai Nung Lo
BACKGROUND: Studies regarding postoperative outcomes after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients who have comorbid factors tend to focus on medical diseases. However, there is a paucity of literature examining the effect of a patient's orthopedic surgical history on outcomes after THA. Significantly, there are currently no studies on the effect of spinal fusion surgery on THA outcomes. METHODS: A review of 82 consecutive patients who had prior spinal fusion surgery who underwent elective THA from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015, was conducted...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433367/abnormal-implantation-after-fresh-and-frozen-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-cycles
#18
Erica T Wang, Anupama S Q Kathiresan, Catherine Bresee, Naomi Greene, Carolyn Alexander, Margareta D Pisarska
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fresh embryo transfers are at a higher risk of abnormal implantation compared with frozen embryo transfers while accounting for the embryo stage at transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): We used data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies to identify all fresh and frozen autologous IVF cycles from 2004-2013 resulting in a positive pregnancy test...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433362/effect-of-preadmission-bowel-preparation-on-outcomes-of-elective-colorectal-procedures-in-young-children
#19
Guillermo J Ares, Irene Helenowski, Catherine J Hunter, Marybeth Madonna, Marleta Reynolds, Timothy Lautz
BACKGROUND: The utility of mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) to minimize infectious complications in elective colorectal surgery is contentious. Though data is scarce in children, adult studies suggest a benefit to MBP when administered with oral antibiotics (OAB). METHODS: After IRB approval, the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) was queried for young children undergoing elective colon surgery from 2011 to 2014. Patients were divided into: no bowel preparation (Group 1), MBP (Group 2), and MBP plus OAB (Group 3)...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433339/a-prospective-randomized-comparison-of-contralateral-snare-versus-retrograde-gate-cannulation-in-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Jessica M Titus, Andrew Cragg, Peter Alden, Jason Alexander, Jesse Manunga, Elliot Stephenson, Nedaa Skeik, Timothy Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare snare vs the standard retrograde gate cannulation method during endovascular aneurysm repair to determine the most efficient technique and to evaluate whether time was affected by graft design or the surgeon's experience. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized study involving single-center elective endovascular aneurysm repairs. Patients were randomized to the snare or retrograde group in a 1:1 ratio. The initial method was attempted for 15 minutes; if it was unsuccessful, the team switched to the alternative technique for an additional 15 minutes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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