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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688624/introduction-of-a-laser-safety-checklist-in-the-ent-operating-theatre-our-experience-across-twenty-cases
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Stephen P Williams, Andrew J Kinshuck, Colin R Butler, Guri S Sandhu
The use of operating laser poses a potential risk both to the patient and to theatre staff and so it is crucial that safety protocols and procedures are followed meticulously in every case - particularly in the setting of laser surgery in the airway. All existing guidelines and standards on laser safety highlight the importance of pre-use checks relating to aspects of the theatre environment and aspects relating directly to the patient. Good communication pathways have been highlighted as crucial for fire safety within theatre...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688189/-pilinszky-s-aesthetics-of-theatre-a-winnicottian-note
#2
Tamás Tényi
No abstract available.
2018: Psychiatria Hungarica: A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság Tudományos Folyóirata
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686879/medium-and-long-term-results-of-gastric-banding-outcomes-from-a-large-private-clinic-in-uk
#3
Leeying Giet, Julia Baker, Franco Favretti, Gianni Segato, Paul Super, Rishi Singhal, David Ashton
Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) has been an established bariatric procedure for the last three decades and was, for many years, the first-choice procedure for the treatment of chronic obesity. However, more recently, the popularity of the LAGB has been in sharp decline and has been replaced by other procedures such as the Roux-En-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. A key driver in this decline has been the high revision and early explanation rates reported in some studies...
2018: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679240/a-case-of-tension-faecopneumothorax-after-delayed-diagnosis-of-traumatic-diaphragmatic-hernia
#4
Tien Yew Chern, Allan Kwok, Soni Putnis
BACKGROUND: Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries from blunt or penetrating trauma are difficult to detect in the acute setting and, if missed, can result in significant morbidity and mortality in the future. We present a case demonstrating the natural progression of this resulting in faecopneumothorax, which is a rare but serious presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 22-year-old young man presented with left upper quadrant and chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and intermittent obstipation with a background of previous lower chest wall stabbings...
April 20, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662742/total-disc-replacement-versus-anterior-posterior-interbody-fusion-in-the-lumbar-spine-and-lumbosacral-junction-a-cost-analysis
#5
Timo Stubig, Malik Ahmed, Amir Ghasemi, Luigi Aurelio Nasto, Michael Grevitt
Study Design: Prospective observational cohort study. Objectives: To analyze clinical and economic results in patients with degenerative disc disease in the lumbar area for patients who received combined anterior and posterior fusion or total disc replacement (TDR). Methods: The study included 75 patients, 38 in the fusion group and 37 in the TDR group, who received either anterior/posterior fusion or TDR for lumbar disc disease from January 2005 to December 2008 with a minimum follow-up of 24 months...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660267/recovery-process-and-determinants-of-adverse-event-occurrence-in-bronchoscopic-procedures-performed-under-general-anesthesia
#6
Derya Özden Omaygenç, Nermin Ünal, Saadet İpek Edipoğlu, Tuğçe Barca Şeker, Mehmet Akif Özgül, Demet Turan, Cengiz Özdemir, İbrahim Oğuz Karaca, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
OBJECTIVE: Regarding the fact that rigid bronchoscopy is generally performed under general anesthesia and this patient subgroup is remarkably morbid, encountering procedure and/or anesthesia related complications are highly likely. Here, we aimed to assess factors influencing recovery and detect possible determinants of adverse event occurence during these operations performed in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: 81 consecutive ASA I-IV patients were recruited for this investigation...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659947/pediatric-thoracic-trauma-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
#7
Ryan J Keneally, Cynthia H Shields, Albert Hsu, Howard I Prior, Kevin M Creamer
Introduction: The objective of this study is to review available data on pediatric thoracic trauma seen at U.S. military treatment facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan and describe the scope of injuries, patterns seen, and associated mortality. The results were compared with adults injured in Iraq and Afghanistan and other reports of pediatric thoracic trauma in the literature. Materials and Methods: The investigators received approval from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' institutional review board before the study...
April 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652895/complications-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-transfemoral-and-transapical-approach-in-general-anaesthesia
#8
Fabian Würschinger, Sigrid Wittmann, Sophia Goldfuß, Nina Zech, Kurt Debl, Michael Hilker, Bernhard M Graf, York A Zausig
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat degenerative heart valve disease. The implantation requires a highly specific and interdisciplinary management approach. Currently, TAVI is performed with the patient under local or general anaesthesia. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of all TAVI procedures performed at the University Hospital of Regensburg between January 2009 and July 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650355/a-prospective-study-examining-the-effects-of-treatment-timing-in-the-management-of-mandible-fractures
#9
M J L Hurrell, M C David, M D Batstone
The ideal timing for treatment of mandible fractures has not been well established. The objective of this study was to analyse the effects of treatment timing in the surgical management of mandible fractures. A prospective evaluation of 215 continuous patients with a total of 359 mandible fractures was undertaken. Nine outcome variables were analysed in relation to treatment delay by logistic regression modelling: wound dehiscence, hardware exposure, local postoperative infection, malocclusion, trismus, nerve damage, fracture non-union, return to theatre, and radiographic outcome...
April 10, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648413/joint-consensus-on-abdominal-robotic-surgery-and-anaesthesia-from-a-task-force-of-the-siaarti-and-sic
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Antonio Corcione, Pierluigi Angelini, Lapo Bencini, Elisabetta Bertellini, Felice Borghi, Claudio Buccelli, Giuseppe Coletta, Clelia Esposito, Vincenzo Graziano, Fabio Guarracino, Domenico Marchi, Pasquale Misitano, Anna M Mori, Mariano Paternoster, Vincenzo Pennestrì, Vittorio Perrone, Luigi Pugliese, Stefano Romagnoli, Luigia Scudeller, Francesco Corcione
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgical procedures have revolutionized the world of surgery in the past decades. While laparoscopy, the first minimally invasive surgical technique to be developed, is widely used and has been addressed by several guidelines and recommendations, the implementation of robotic-assisted surgery is still hindered by the lack of consensus documents that support healthcare professionals in the management of this novel surgical procedure. Here we summarize the available evidence and provide expert opinion aimed at improving the implementation and resolution of issues derived from robotic abdominal surgery procedures...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644567/how-accurate-is-the-data-provided-to-the-irish-hip-fracture-database
#11
Andrew J Hughes, Orla Hennessy, Louise Brennan, Abdullah Rana, Colin G Murphy
National databases, such as the Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD), are known to contain inaccuracies. The coordination of services, national funding and future research rely on the integrity of the IHFD so as to avoid policy and budget planning being based on misrepresentative data. An audit was performed to assess the accuracy of the 2016 IHFD data collected in our trauma unit. The Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE)-recorded fracture classification, IHFD-recorded fracture classification and IHFD-recorded operation performed for each hip fracture patient was identified...
April 11, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644406/the-wessex-modified-richmond-sedation-scale-as-a-novel-tool-for-monitoring-patients-at-risk-of-malignant-mca-syndrome
#12
Tayyib T A Hayat, Matthew A Myers, John Hell, Matthew Cordingly, Diederik O Bulters, Nicolas Weir, George Pengas
BACKGROUND: The Wessex Modified Richmond Sedation Scale (WMRSS) has been developed with the aim of improving the early identification of patients requiring decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery syndrome (MMS). The objective of this study was to evaluate the WMRSS against the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of patients admitted to our unit for observation of MMS. Data were obtained on WMRSS and GCS recordings from admission up to 120-h post-ictus...
April 11, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644304/trans-triquetral-perilunate-fracture-dislocation
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John-Henry Rhind, Abhinav Gulihar, Andrew Smith
Perilunate dislocations and perilunate fracture dislocations are rare and serious injuries. Perilunate dislocations represent less than 10% of all carpal injuries of which 61% represent transcaphoid fractures. Because of their rarity, up to 25% of perilunate dislocations are initially missed on first assessment. We present the case of a 66-year-old-gentleman who sustained an isolated trans-triquetral perilunate fracture dislocation while walking his dog. This was diagnosed in the emergency department and he underwent open reduction internal fixation after failed attempts at closed reduction in the ED and in theatre under general anaesthesia...
April 2018: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643549/low-flow-anaesthesia-underused-mode-towards-sustainable-anaesthesia
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REVIEW
Madhusudan Upadya, P J Saneesh
Any technique that employs a fresh gas flow that is less than the alveolar ventilation can be classified as low-flow anaesthesia. The complexities involved in the calculation of uptake of anaesthetic agents during the closed-circuit anaesthesia made this technique less popular. However, the awareness of the dangers of theatre pollution with trace amounts of the anaesthetic agents and the prohibitively high cost of the new inhalational agents, have helped in the rediscovery of low-flow anaesthesia. Moreover, the time has arrived for each of us, the practicing anaesthesiologists, to move towards the practice of low-flow anaesthesia, to achieve lesser theatre and environmental pollution and also to make anaesthesia more economical...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643411/sorbent-film-coated-passive-samplers-for-explosives-vapour-detection-part-b-deployment-in-semi-operational-environments-and-alternative-applications
#15
Gillian L McEneff, Alexandra Richardson, Tony Webb, Dan Wood, Bronagh Murphy, Rachel Irlam, Jim Mills, David Green, Leon P Barron
The application of new sorbent-film coated passive samplers for capture of bulk commercial and military explosives vapours in operationally relevant spaces such as luggage, rooms, vehicles and shipping containers is presented. Samplers were easily integrated with in-service detection technologies with little/no sample preparation required. Ethylene glycol dinitrate (EGDN) was detected within 4 h in a container holding a suitcase packed with 0.2 kg Perunit 28E. Within a 22,000 dm3 room, 1 kg of concealed Seguridad was detected within 24 h and in an adjoining room within 7 days...
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642763/hot-off-the-press-for-perioperative-nurses
#16
Mona Guckian Fisher
I am delighted to bring you the Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC) National Core Curriculum for Perioperative Nursing 2017, whose purpose is 'influencing and supporting clinical policies into perioperative practice'. This is a very important document for nurses working within operating theatre settings. Since the dissolution of the English National Board (ENB), perioperative nurses have not had access to appropriate professional courses in line with what had been previously available.
June 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642748/career-opportunities-for-theatre-practitioners
#17
Susan Lord
Never have there been such a vast number of career opportunities for all levels of staff within the perioperative environment including healthcare support workers, operating department practitioners and nurses.
July 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642742/career-opportunities-for-theatre-practitioners
#18
Victoria Cadman
'What's the point in doing that?' This is often the response given to those saying they are undertaking education outside of work hours. Many do not see their role in theatre as just a job, but now want a career which means extra studying. Ideally this needs to be in advance so they are one step ahead for when an opportunity arises. Career opportunities and education go hand in hand together, and so it is difficult to discuss one without mentioning the other to some degree. We need education to access career opportunities, but we also need career routes to help drive education forward...
November 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629686/an-investigation-of-barriers-to-the-use-of-the-world-health-organization-surgical-safety-checklist-in-theatres
#19
S Verwey, P D Gopalan
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented the Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL) as part of the Safe Surgery Saves Lives campaign. This is aimed at improving surgical safety worldwide. Despite many perceived benefits of the SSCL, compliance and acceptance in many areas remain poor. OBJECTIVES: To investigate perceptions of theatre staff regarding the checklist and to identify reasons and barriers for poor compliance and implementation. METHODS: Questionnaires were handed out to theatre teams across all surgical disciplines at two large hospitals in Durban, South Africa, over a 2-week period...
March 28, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629587/an-nihr-approved-two-year-observational-study-on-magnetically-controlled-growth-rods-in-the-treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis
#20
C Nnadi, C Thakar, J Wilson-MacDonald, P Milner, A Rao, D Mayers, J Fairbank, T Subramanian
Aims The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the performance and safety of magnetically controlled growth rods in the treatment of early onset scoliosis. Secondary aims were to evaluate the clinical outcome, the rate of further surgery, the rate of complications, and the durability of correction. Patients and Methods We undertook an observational prospective cohort study of children with early onset scoliosis, who were recruited over a one-year period and followed up for a minimum of two years. Magnetically controlled rods were introduced in a standardized manner with distractions performed three-monthly thereafter...
April 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
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