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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149970/thromboelastography-as-a-predictor-of-outcomes-following-liver-transplantation
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C L Trautman, W C Palmer, C B Taner, J M Canabal, T Getz, A Goldman, M G Heckman, N N Diehl, D D Lee, F F Stancampiano
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) has been used perioperatively during liver transplantation (LT) to provide a real-time global hemostasis assessment for targeted blood product replacement. We aimed to analyze the relationship between post-LT TEG results and outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients undergoing LT from November 2008 to December 2014 at Mayo Clinic Florida. All 441 single-organ 1st-time LT patients aged ≥18 years requiring post-LT intensive care unit management were included...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149877/key-bottlenecks-to-the-provision-of-safe-obstetric-anaesthesia-in-low-income-countries-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-64-hospitals-in-uganda
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Isabella Epiu, Agnes Wabule, Andrew Kambugu, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa, Gerald Dubowitz
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in surgery and anaesthesia which significantly improve safety, many health facilities in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) remain chronically under-resourced with inability to cope effectively with serious obstetric complications (Knight et al., PLoS One 8:e63846, 2013). As a result many of these countries still have unacceptably high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Recent data at the national referral hospitals in East Africa reported that none of the national referral hospitals met the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) international standards required to provide safe obstetric anaesthesia (Epiu I: Challenges of Anesthesia in Low-and Middle-Income Countries...
November 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149469/cuffed-versus-uncuffed-endotracheal-tubes-for-general-anaesthesia-in-children-aged-eight-years-and-under
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Flavia A De Orange, Rebeca Gac Andrade, Andrea Lemos, Paulo Sgn Borges, José N Figueiroa, Pete G Kovatsis
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of endotracheal intubation in paediatrics, uncuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) have been the standard of care for children under eight years old, based on the presumption that complications, particularly postoperative stridor, are higher with cuffed ETTs. The major disadvantages of uncuffed ETTs cited for this shift in procedure include the difficulty in achieving tidal volumes due to leakage around an uncuffed ETT. To seal the airway adequately, uncuffed tubes may need to be exchanged for another tube with a larger diameter, which sometimes requires several attempts before the appropriate size is found...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149317/decision-space-for-health-workforce-management-in-decentralized-settings-a-case-study-in-uganda
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Alvaro Alonso-Garbayo, Joanna Raven, Sally Theobald, Freddie Ssengooba, Milly Nattimba, Tim Martineau
The aim of this paper is to improve understanding about how district health managers perceive and use their decision space for human resource management (HRM) and how this compares with national policies and regulatory frameworks governing HRM. The study builds upon work undertaken by PERFORM Research Consortium in Uganda using action-research to strengthen human resources management in the health sector. To assess the decision space that managers have in six areas of HRM (e.g. policy, planning, remuneration and incentives, performance management, education and information) the study compares the roles allocated by Uganda's policy and regulatory frameworks with the actual room for decision-making that district health managers perceive that they have...
November 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149164/-osservare-project-direct-observation-of-use-of-the-safety-surgery-checklist-in-the-operating-room
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Roberto Bentivegna, Annita Caminati, Vanni Agnoletti, Stefano Bonilauri, Stefania Buonaccorso, Giovanna Campaniello, Antonella Dovani, Giuseppina Lanciotti, Vania Maselli, Stefano Mastrangelo, Maria Teresa Montella, Teresa Palladino, Cristiano Pelati, Lorenzo Sciolino, Evita Zoni, Elisa Porcu, Anselmo Campagna, Ottavio Nicastro
INTRODUCTION: Safety Surgery CheckList (SSCL) is a support tool for operating teams, used to carry out safety checks while also encouraging compliance with the implementation of recommended quality and safety standards. In Emilia-Romagna it was deemed appropriate to check actual surgical team compliance with correct checklist application in the operating theatre, through a project called "OssERvare". METHODS: Direct observation was identified as the preferred inspection method...
November 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149147/hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical-axis-suppression-following-a-single-epidural-injection-of-methylprednisolone-acetate
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Aleem Jameel Abdul, Babita Ghai, Dipika Bansal, Naresh Sachdeva, Anil Bhansali, Saravdeep Singh Dhatt
BACKGROUND: Epidural injections (EIs) are the most commonly performed minimally invasive intervention in managing chronic low back pain (CLBP). There is inconsistency in data to accurately predict the degree of hypothalamic-piuitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression in patients receiving exogenous steroid therapy, especially in the form of epidural steroid injections (ESIs). OBJECTIVE: We aim to quantify the degree and duration of HPA axis suppression after a single ESI of 80 mg methyl prednisolone acetate in patients with CLBP...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148641/ganglioneuroma-of-the-neck-a-case-report
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Woubedel Kiflu, Tihitena Negussie
Ganglioneuroma (GN) is benign tumor arising from sympathetic ganglion which commonly occurs at posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum and adrenal gland. Rarely, it may also present in cervical region as slow growing painless neck mass. Here we present a 7 years old female child with 4 years duration of slow growing left lateral neck mass. After proper investigations the patient was prepared & taken to the operation room for complete excision of the mass. Post operation biopsy settled the definitive diagnosis as Ganglioneuroma...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147565/operating-room-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Ahmad M Mansour, Rola Hamam
Objectives: The operating room is a place of surgical intervention with its accompanying bodily and cognitive strain on the performers. Stress in the operating room may lead to the onset of central serous chorioretinopathy as reported hereby in a retina surgeon and is labeled as operating room central serous chorioretinopathy. Methods: The same operator performed the optical coherence tomography scans on one retina surgeon. A masked observer estimated the maximal height of the subretinal fluid...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146939/optomechanical-terahertz-detection-with-single-meta-atom-resonator
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Cherif Belacel, Yanko Todorov, Stefano Barbieri, Djamal Gacemi, Ivan Favero, Carlo Sirtori
Most of the common technologies for detecting terahertz photons (>1 THz) at room temperature rely on slow thermal devices. The realization of fast and sensitive detectors in this frequency range is indeed a notoriously difficult task. Here we propose a novel device consisting of a subwavelength terahertz meta-atom resonator, which integrates a nanomechanical element and allows energy exchange between the mechanical motion and the electromagnetic degrees of freedom. An incident terahertz wave thus produces a nanomechanical signal that can be read out optically with high precision...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145624/green-urine-in-the-operating-room-the-%C3%A2-cloret-sign-%C3%A2
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Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Mustapha Bensghir, Hicham Balkhi, Salim Jaafar Lalaoui
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144832/postoperative-complications-of-dermis-fat-autografts-in-the-anophthalmic-socket
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Victoria Starks, Suzanne K Freitag
Reconstruction of the anophthalmic socket allows the use of an ocular prosthesis and rehabilitation of facial appearance. Dermis-fat grafting is one option in volume augmentation of the anophthalmic socket and presents unique benefits, including increased surface area within the socket and the ability to grow with pediatric patients. Postoperative complications of this procedure are relatively common. Minor complications, such as graft hirsutism, keratinization, and conjunctival cysts or granulomas, are managed easily by observation or simple intervention...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143333/the-effect-of-alcohol-based-hand-sanitizer-vapors-on-evidential-breath-alcohol-test-results
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Ellen Strawsine, Brian Lutmer
This study was undertaken to determine if the application of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (ABHSs) to the hands of a breath test operator will affect the results obtained on evidential breath alcohol instruments (EBTs). This study obtained breath samples on three different EBTs immediately after application of either gel or foam ABHS to the operator's hands. A small, but significant, number of initial analyses (13 of 130, 10%) resulted in positive breath alcohol concentrations, while 41 samples (31.5%) resulted in a status code...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142566/operating-room-professionals-attitudes-towards-patient-safety-and-the-influencing-factors
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Pinar Ongun, Seyda Seren Intepeler
Objective: To determine operating room professionals'attitudes towards patient safety and the influencing factors. Methods: This study was conducted in research hospitals in Izmir, Turkey using descriptive, cross-sectional and correlation research designs. The sample of this study consisted of 477 individuals including nurses, physicians and anesthesia technicians. Data were collected using the Sociodemographic and Working Characteristics Form and the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141522/perceived-comfort-during-minor-hand-surgeries-with-wide-awake-local-anaesthesia-no-tourniquet-walant-versus-local-anaesthesia-la-tourniquet
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Jayaletchumi Gunasagaran, Ee Soon Sean, Sachin Shivdas, Shams Amir, Tunku Sara Ahmad
PURPOSE: Minor hand surgeries can be done under field sterility in procedure rooms. Surgeons are still sceptical about the usage of wide awake local anaesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) technique. They perceive that patients can tolerate tourniquet for a brief period while they perform minor surgeries under local anaesthesia (LA). We compared the perceived comfort experienced by patients during minor hand surgeries with WALANT and LA/tourniquet. We investigated the difference in preoperative preparation time, operating time and blood loss between the two groups...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141150/all-dielectric-dual-color-pixel-with-subwavelength-resolution
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Yusuke Nagasaki, Masafumi Suzuki, Junichi Takahara
An all-dielectric optical antenna supporting Mie resonances enables light confinement below the free-space diffraction limit. The Mie scattering wavelengths of the antenna depend on the structural geometry, which allows the antennas to be used for colored imprint images. However, there is still room for improving the spatial resolution, and new polarization-dependent color functionalities are highly desirable for realizing a wider color tuning range. Here, we show all-dielectric color printing by means of dual-color pixels with a subwavelength-scale resolution...
November 15, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140367/compact-bolometric-radiometer-for-free-electron-lasers-in-a-wavelength-range-from-extreme-ultraviolet-to-x-rays
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Takahiro Tanaka, Masahiro Kato, Norio Saito, Shigeki Owada, Kensuke Tono, Makina Yabashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa
A reliable diagnostic device for free-electron lasers (FELs) is essential for both users and the evaluation of FEL sources and beamline optics. Here, we propose a compact bolometric radiometer (CBR) that can operate at room temperature. The CBR is mainly designed for FELs in the wavelength range from the extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) to x-rays; moreover, we confirmed that the proposed device can also be applied to synchrotron radiation. As an application of the CBR, we evaluated an FEL beamline transmission by means of bolometric technique in the EUV range for the first time, to the best of our knowledge...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139162/epidemiology-of-therapeutic-apheresis-with-a-multidisciplinary-approach-at-a-high-volume-pediatric-center
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Rachel M Sirignano, Matthew L Paden, Ross Fasano, Erin K Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic apheresis (TA) is used inconsistently in pediatric populations. We seek to define our multidisciplinary institutional practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients receiving TA from January 1, 2012 through October 31, 2015. Data collected included demographics, American Society of Apheresis (ASFA) indication, complications, and mortality. RESULTS: Over 46 months, 1198 TA procedures were conducted on 289 patients ranging in age from 5 months to 21 years with weights ranging from 4...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138382/-a-case-of-retroperitoneal-abscess-due-to-acute-appendicitis-during-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
#18
Takaaki Oba, Kazuma Maeno, Kenichi Ito, Satoshi Ishizone, Takaomi Hanaoka
When acute appendicitis occurs in patients treated with chemotherapy, neutropenia and abdominal complaints caused by chemotherapy can contribute to the diagnostic difficulty, masking the increase in white blood cell(WBC)counts and physical findings of acute appendicitis. A 43-year-old premenopausal woman who was diagnosed with stage IIIA left breast cancer was scheduled for neoadjuvant chemotherapy includingfluorouracil plus epirubicin plus cyclophosphamide(FEC), followed by docetaxel and trastuzumab(DOC plus HER)...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136806/multivariate-analysis-of-organic-acids-in-fermented-food-from-reversed-phase-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-data
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Pablo Mortera, Federico A Zuljan, Christian Magni, Santiago A Bortolato, Sergio H Alarcón
Multivariate calibration coupled to RP-HPLC with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) was applied to the identification and the quantitative evaluation of the short chain organic acids (malic, oxalic, formic, lactic, acetic, citric, pyruvic, succinic, tartaric, propionic and α-cetoglutaric) in fermented food. The goal of the present study was to get the successful resolution of a system in the combined occurrence of strongly coeluting peaks, of distortions in the time sensors among chromatograms, and of the presence of unexpected compounds not included in the calibration step...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135728/internal-distraction-resulted-in-improved-patient-reported-outcomes-for-midface-hypoplasia
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David I Hindin, Corbin E Muetterties, Justine C Lee, Anand Kumar, Henry K Kawamoto, James P Bradley
BACKGROUND: Both internal and external distraction devices have been used successfully in correcting midface hypoplasia. Although the indication for surgery and the osteotomy techniques may be similar, deciding when to use internal versus external devices has not been studied. The authors studied patient-reported outcomes with FACE-Q and functional surveys for internal and external devices for midface distraction patients. METHODS: Patients who underwent distraction advancement after Le Fort I and Le Fort III were surveyed using the FACE-Q survey and a functional survey...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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