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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205299/perioperative-hypothermia-during-hip-fracture-surgery-an-observational-study
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Usha Gurunathan, Christopher Stonell, Paul Fulbrook
RATIONALE: Elderly patients are at high risk of accidental perioperative hypothermia. The primary objective of this study was to measure the changes in body temperature and the incidence of hypothermia in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study on all adult patients undergoing surgery for fractured neck of femur between December 2013 and July 2014. We monitored their temperatures in different perioperative areas at multiple time points and also noted the warming methods used...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199016/systematic-review-of-the-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-reoperation-for-early-postoperative-complications-following-colorectal-surgery
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REVIEW
D B Wright, C E Koh, M J Solomon
BACKGROUND: Returning to the operating theatre for management of early postoperative complications after colorectal surgery is an important key performance indicator. Laparoscopic surgery has benefits that may be useful in surgical emergencies. This study explored the evidence for the advantages of laparoscopic reoperation. METHODS: A systematic review was performed to identify publications reporting the outcomes of laparoscopy as a mode of reoperation for the management of early postoperative complications of colorectal surgery...
March 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196439/surgical-site-infection-after-hand-surgery-outside-the-operating-theatre-a-systematic-review
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N A Jagodzinski, S Ibish, D Furniss
: We carried out a systematic review to determine the incidence of infection for hand surgery done in settings other than the operating theatre. Databases were searched and a PRISMA chart created by three independent reviewers. From 1200 studies identified, 46 full text articles were reviewed and six were included (two Level 3 studies and four Level 4). In three studies there were no infections after surgery in an office, procedure room or emergency department. Two studies with a combined number of 1962 procedures reviewed carpal tunnel decompressions and reported identical infection rates of 0...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192305/an-optical-method-for-reducing-green-fluorescence-from-urine-during-fluorescence-guided-cystoscopy
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Lars R Lindvold, Gregers G Hermann
Photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) of bladder tumour tissue significantly improves endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer in rigid cystoscopes in the operating theatre and thus reduces tumour recurrence. PDD comprises the use of blue light, which unfortunately excites green fluorescence from urine. As this green fluorescence confounds the desired red fluorescence of the PDD, methods for avoiding this situation particularly in cystoscopy using flexible cystoscopes are desirable. In this paper we demonstrate how a tailor made high power LED light source at 525 nm can be used for fluorescence assisted tumour detection using both a flexible and rigid cystoscope used in the outpatient department (OPD) and operating room (OR) respectively...
November 14, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188324/-regional-anesthesia-for-carotid-surgery-an-overview-of-anatomy-techniques-and-their-clinical-relevance
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A Koköfer, J Nawratil, M Opperer
BACKGROUND: Perioperative care for patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) often presents a challenge to the anesthesia provider, as this patient group commonly suffers from a wide range of comorbidities. Although clinical trials could not demonstrate a significant benefit associated with regional anesthesia for outcomes such as insult, cardiac infarction or mortality, many authors concur that regional anesthetic techniques might be preferential in specific patient populations for this type of surgery...
February 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188166/fournier-s-gangrene-diagnosis-and-management-aided-by-repeated-clinical-examination-and-ultrasound
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Jayan George, Aditya Raja, David Chun Hei Li, Hrishi Joshi
We describe a case of a man aged 57 years admitted to our tertiary centre via his general practitioner, presenting with a 1-week history of scrotal pain, testicular swelling and fluctuance. He was initially managed in the community with flucoclaxacillin for 1 week, but failed to respond to treatment. Clinical history was suggestive of Fournier's gangrene, but initial examination was not conclusive. Repeated examination over the next hour aided diagnosis and helped to track the progression of the condition...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185441/evaluation-of-the-ladder-to-the-moon-culture-change-studio-engagement-programme-staff-training-two-quasi-experimental-case-studies
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Azucena Guzmán, Jennifer Wenborn, Tom Swinson, Martin Orrell
AIM: To evaluate the impact of the CCSEP on care home staff in two care settings for older people in one nursing home and one residential home. BACKGROUND: Care homes provide personal care and accommodation for older people. The English Dementia Strategy aims to improve the quality of service provision for people with dementia. This includes specific mention of improving the quality of life in care homes and as such includes objectives related to developing the workforce knowledge and skills...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179710/retrograde-bullet-migration-from-inferior-vena-cava-into-right-common-iliac-vein-following-gunshot-a-case-report
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Ibrahim Zahid, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Omar Irfan, Benish Fatima, Maha Tahir, Muhammad Tariq, Fazal Wahab Khan, Saulat Fatimi
Bullet embolization cases are rare and even rarer are its retrograde migration in the veins. We report the case of a 14 year old male with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. CT scan revealed bilateral haemothorax and foreign body in the right common iliac vein. The patient was immediately taken to the operating theatre and median sternotomy performed. Bullet entry tear was found in the inferior vena cava however, the bullet was found lodged in the right common iliac vein and slipped down against the flow of blood...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179700/calvarial-remodelling-surgery-neurosurgical-experience-of-multidisciplinary-craniofacial-reconstruction
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Abdul Ghaffar, Zahid Hussain, Shahzad Ahmed Qasmi, Shahid Hameed Chaudhry
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, cosmetic and functional outcome of craniofacial reconstruction surgery for primary craniosynostosis and clefts. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted at the Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from June 2011 to December 2014, and comprised paediatric patients undergoing calvarial reconstructive procedures. Fronto-orbital advancement and reconstruction, total calvarial remodelling and box flap reconstruction techniques were used...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176671/the-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-medical-students-towards-trauma-and-orthopaedic-teaching-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tarek Boutefnouchet, Basil Budair
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify how undergraduate students perceive learning opportunities available to them and to determine whether students with an interest in trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) surgery have different perceptions and attitudes towards learning. METHODS: All fourth year medical students from the University of Birmingham Medical School (UK) were surveyed regarding their career intentions and their attitudes towards the teaching received in trauma and orthopaedic surgery...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176194/enhanced-recovery-in-lower-limb-arthroplasty-in-the-irish-setting
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J G Galbraith, C Fenelon, J Gibbons, G A Kelly, D Bennett
BACKGROUND: In the current economic climate of staff shortages and bed closures, orthopaedic surgeons must look for system efficiencies. Enhanced Recovery Programmes (ERP) have the potential not only to reduce length of stay (LOS) and concurrent costs but also to improve patient outcomes. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of ERP for primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) on length of stay (LOS) in the Irish Setting. METHODS: A single-surgeon retrospective case-control study was conducted comparing those who underwent primary lower limb arthroplasty before and after the introduction of an ERP...
February 7, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174524/ups-and-downs-in-75-years-of-electrocochleography
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REVIEW
Jos J Eggermont
Before 1964, electrocochleography (ECochG) was a surgical procedure carried out in the operating theatre. Currently, the newest application is also an intra-operative one, often carried out in conjunction with cochlear implant surgery. Starting in 1967, the recording methods became either minimal- or not-invasive, i.e., trans-tympanic (TT) or extra tympanic (ET), and included extensive studies of the arguments pro and con. I will review several valuable applications of ECochG, from a historical point of view, but covering all 75 years if applicable...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173771/a-survey-of-healthcare-providers-knowledge-and-attitudes-regarding-pain-relief-in-labor-for-women-in-ethiopia
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Mary McCauley, Catriona Stewart, Birhanu Kebede
BACKGROUND: To explore healthcare providers' knowledge and attitudes to the need for pain relief for women in labor. METHODS: A structured questionnaire (n = 200) distributed to healthcare providers working in the obstetric departments, including theatres, of three public hospitals in different settings (rural, peri-urban and urban) in Ethiopia. Descriptive analysis was performed using Excel 2013 and SPSS version 22 for associations. RESULTS: The response rate was 81...
February 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167748/does-achieving-the-best-practice-tariff-improve-outcomes-in-hip-fracture-patients-an-observational-cohort-study
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B Oakley, J Nightingale, C G Moran, I K Moppett
OBJECTIVES: To determine if the introduction of the best practice tariff (BPT) has improved survival of the elderly hip fracture population, or if achieving BPT results in improved survival for an individual. SETTING: A single university-affiliated teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 2541 patients aged over 60 admitted with a neck of femur fracture between 2008 and 2010 and from 2012 to 2014 were included, to create two cohorts of patients, before and after the introduction of BPT...
February 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165791/improving-documentation-in-surgical-operation-notes
#15
Hammad Parwaiz, Rushan Perera, John Creamer, Hamish Macdonald, Ian Hunter
BACKGROUND: Accurate documentation in surgical operation notes is crucial in facilitating the postoperative care of surgical patients and forms an important medicolegal document. This study audited the quality and completeness of documentation in surgical operation notes at a single district general hospital against the Royal College of Surgeons (2014) Good Surgical Practice guidelines, and looked to improve clinical practice through improved compliance with these guidelines. METHOD: A total of 101 operation notes were audited from a variety of surgical specialities in November 2014 (cycle 1) and 100 notes in May 2015 (cycle 2)...
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161738/a-cost-analysis-of-the-establishment-of-a-dedicated-orthopaedic-outpatient-injection-clinic-at-a-single-institution
#16
M Curtin, S C O'Neill, P Keogh, P Kenny
INTRODUCTION: Traditionally orthopaedic injections were performed in a theatre setting. A dedicated outpatient injection clinic was established at our institution to attempt to provide injections more cost effectively. Our aim was to perform a cost analysis of orthopaedic injections performed in theatre, compared to those performed in a dedicated OPD injection clinic. METHODS: Patient data for all orthopaedic injections performed at a single institution from 2013 to 2014 was obtained using HIPE data...
February 4, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159651/a-multicentre-survey-of-endovascular-theatre-equipment-and-radiation-exposure-in-france-during-iliac-procedures
#17
Blandine Maurel, Adrien Hertault, Lucie Salomon du Mont, Sébastien Cazaban, Simon Rinckenbach
AIM: To evaluate radiation exposure, endovascular theatre equipment and practices in France during iliac angioplasty. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed among vascular surgeons who attended a half day of radiation safety training in 2012 and 2015 and had to collect data on 3 patients undergoing iliac procedure. In 2012, 330 surgeons performed 899 procedures, compared to 114 surgeons and 338 procedures in 2015. Due to exclusions, 653 and 306 procedures were analysed in 2012 and 2015, respectively...
January 31, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155098/development-and-evaluation-of-a-centralised-computerised-registry-for-ureteric-stents-completing-the-audit-cycle
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N F Davis, G Murray, T O'Connor, C Browne, E MacCraith, D Galvin, D Mulvin, D Quinlan, G Lennon
INTRODUCTION: A forgotten ureteric stent may result in severe renal impairment leading to nephrectomy. AIM: To compare the effectiveness of a centralised computerised registry for monitoring ureteric stent activity with a previously established theatre stent logbook system. METHODS: This prospective audit was performed in two 9-monthly intervals. During the first interval, insertion/removal of a ureteric stent was documented in a specific theatre stent logbook...
February 2, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146089/electrosurgical-smoke-ultrafine-particle-measurements-and-work-environment-quality-in-different-operating-theatres
#19
Francesco Romano, Jan Gustén, Stefano De Antonellis, Cesare M Joppolo
Air cleanliness in operating theatres (OTs) is an important factor for preserving the health of both the patient and the medical staff. Particle contamination in OTs depends mainly on the surgery process, ventilation principle, personnel clothing systems and working routines. In many open surgical operations, electrosurgical tools (ESTs) are used for tissue cauterization. ESTs generate a significant airborne contamination, as surgical smoke. Surgical smoke is a work environment quality problem. Ordinary surgical masks and OT ventilation systems are inadequate to control this problem...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141911/archipelagos-of-the-anthropocene-rapid-and-extensive-differentiation-of-native-terrestrial-vertebrates-in-a-single-metropolis
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Bethan L Littleford-Colquhoun, Christofer Clemente, Martin J Whiting, Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos, Celine H Frère
Some of the best evidence for rapid evolutionary change comes from studies of archipelagos and oceanic islands. City parks are analogous systems as they create geographically isolated green spaces that differ in size, structure, and complexity. Very little, however, is known about whether city parks in single urban centres drive selection and result in the diversification of native species. Here, we provide evidence for the rapid genetic and morphological differentiation of a native lizard (Intellagama lesueurii) at four geographically close yet unconnected parks within one city...
January 31, 2017: Molecular Ecology
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