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Perioperative patient satisfaction

Haramritpal Kaur, Gurpreet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Gagandeep Sharda, Shobha Aggarwal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Perioperative stress is an often ignored commonly occurring phenomenon. Little or no prior knowledge of anesthesia techniques can increase this significantly. Patients awaiting surgery may experience high level of anxiety. Preoperative visit is an ideal time to educate patients about anesthesia and address these fears. The present study evaluates two different approaches, i.e., standard interview versus informative audiovisual presentation with standard interview on information gain (IG) and its impact on patient anxiety during preoperative visit...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
N D Fleming, P T Ramirez, P T Soliman, K M Schmeler, G B Chisholm, A M Nick, S N Westin, M Frumovitz
OBJECTIVES: To longitudinally assess quality of life (QOL) in women undergoing radical trachelectomy for early-stage cervical cancer. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with stage IA1-IB1 cervical cancer prior to undergoing radical trachelectomy to complete validated QOL instruments. These instruments included the General Health-Related QOL (SF-12), Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cervix (FACT-Cx), MD Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI), Female Sexual Functioning Index (FSFI), and Satisfaction with Decision scale (SWD)...
October 11, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
K A Park, Y J Oh, K M Kim, S Y Eum, M H Cho, Y H Son, S H Park, K M Woo, Y S Lee, S Kim, H-S Chang, C S Park
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a navigation program for patients with thyroid cancer. The navigation program was developed following an analysis of the unmet needs of patients who underwent surgery for thyroid cancer. Ninety-nine patients in the control group received usual care, and 95 in the navigation group were managed with a navigation program during the perioperative period. The effectiveness of the navigation program was assessed by administering a questionnaire to both groups...
October 11, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
C Vuichoud, M-A Perrouin-Verbe, V Phe, M-O Bitker, J Parra, E Chartier-Kastler
INTRODUCTION: Among available urinary diversion, continent cutaneous urinary diversion (CCUD) is not frequently used after cystectomy for malignancy. The aim of our work was to assess mid-term oncological and functional outcomes of CCUD in case of malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively included all patients who underwent CCUD after radical cystectomy for cancer (according Mitrofanoff or Monti's principle) between July 2001 and November 2015 in our department...
October 4, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Alexander Torossian, Elke Van Gerven, Karin Geertsen, Bengt Horn, Marc Van de Velde, Johan Raeder
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Incidence of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia is still high; therefore, present guidelines advocate "prewarming" for its prevention. Prewarming means preoperative patient skin warming, which minimizes redistribution hypothermia caused by induction of anesthesia. In this study, we compared the new self-warming BARRIER EasyWarm blanket with passive thermal insulation regarding mean perioperative patient core body temperature. DESIGN: Multinational, multicenter randomized prospective open-label controlled trial...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Dermot P Maher, Pauline Woo, Waylan Wong, Xiao Zhang, Roya Yumul, Charles Louy
OBJECTIVE: To determine perioperative treatments and events associated with Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) responses among patients who undergo total hip arthroplasties (THAs) and total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Single tertiary care, academic, urban, level 1 trauma center. PARTICIPANTS: Final cohort represents 301 consecutive surgical inpatients meeting criteria for evaluation by HCAHPS survey...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Pertti Pere, Jukka Harju, Pekka Kairaluoma, Veikko Remes, Päivi Turunen, Per H Rosenberg
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Comparison of local anesthetic infiltration (LAI), spinal anesthesia (SPIN) and total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) for open inguinal herniorrhaphy. We hypothesized that patients receiving LAI could be discharged faster than SPIN and TIVA patients. DESIGN: Randomized, prospective trial. SETTING: University hospital day-surgery center. PATIENTS: 156 adult male patients (ASA 1-3) undergoing day-case open inguinal herniorrhaphy...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Jeremy D Deer, Amod Sawardekar, Santhanam Suresh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective of this review is to provide an overview of recent developments in pediatric regional anesthesia and elucidate outcomes as it relates to patient safety and overall satisfaction. RECENT FINDINGS: Since the inception of the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network database, the acquisition of data has enabled the pediatric anesthesiologist to extrapolate results and translate them into useful outcomes. Despite the growing trend to provide regional anesthesia in the pediatric population, there continues to be a paucity of available research studies to evaluate outcomes of various regional nerve blocks...
September 28, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Fang Shen, Xu-Yin Zhang, Chu-Yang Yin, Jing-Xin Ding, Ke-Qin Hua
STUDY QUESTION: What is the difference in vaginal-length gain and resumption of menstruation following cervicovaginal reconstruction using split-thickness skin (STS) graft versus small intestinal submucosa (SIS) graft for patients with congenital vaginal and cervical aplasia? SUMMARY ANSWER: No difference was found in the number of patients who resumed menstruation between the two groups; however, significantly greater vaginal-length gain was found in the STS group...
September 22, 2016: Human Reproduction
Mazda K Turel, Mark Bernstein
The current trend in all fields of surgery is towards less invasive procedures with shorter hospital stays. The reasons for this change include convenience to patients, optimal resource utilization, and cost saving. Technological advances in neurosurgery, aided by improvements in anesthesia, have resulted in surgery that is faster, simpler, and safer with excellent perioperative recovery. As a result of improved outcomes, some centers are performing brain tumor surgery on an outpatient basis, wherein patients arrive at the hospital the morning of their procedure and leave the hospital the same evening, thus avoiding an overnight stay in the hospital...
September 2016: Neurology India
Alexandre Bozec, Philippe Schultz, Jocelyn Gal, Emmanuel Chamorey, Yann Chateau, Olivier Dassonville, Gilles Poissonnet, José Santini, Frédéric Peyrade, Esma Saada, Joël Guigay, Karen Benezery, Axel Leysalle, Laure Santini, Antoine Giovanni, Lila Messaoudi, Nicolas Fakhry
AIM: Providing head and neck cancer patients with adequate information is essential to their confidence and satisfaction regarding medical care. The aims of this study were to evaluate patient perceptions of the information received, the predictive factors of such perceptions and their potential correlation with patient quality of life (QoL). METHODS: We conducted a prospective multicentric study using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-INFO25 and QLQ-C30 questionnaires before and after surgery...
November 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Hong Mei, Xiang Zhao, Dan Li, Erhu Fang, Xiaojing Wang, Huajie Song, Jiarui Pu, Liduan Zheng, Qiangsong Tong
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of transumbilical multiport (TMLP) and standard laparoscopic pyeloplasty (SLP) for the treatment of congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction in children. METHODS: Forty-eight patients were included in this matched-pair study. The TMLP applied three transumbilical incisions for one 5-mm and two 3-mm ports, whereas SLP was undertaken with traditional three-port technique. The demographic, perioperative, and follow-up data were retrospectively compared between TMLP (n=24) and SLP (n=24) groups...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Prakash Khairnar, Munisha Agarwal, Uttam Chandra Verma, Rakesh Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with burns may require multiple surgeries, but poor general condition and underlying protein energy malnutrition make them unsuitable candidates for general or spinal anaesthesia. This study evaluated the role of magnesium sulphate as an adjuvant with levobupivacaine and ropivacaine used in combined femoral and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) blocks in burn patients with relative sparing of thigh portion. METHODS: This prospective, randomised, double-blind study included 54 adult patients of 18-65 years age, undergoing split-thickness skin graft harvest from the thigh, allotted to three equal groups of 18 each...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Stephanie J Sohl, Nancy E Avis, Kimberly Stanbery, Janet A Tooze, Kelly Moormann, Suzanne C Danhauer
BACKGROUND: Women undergoing surgical procedures for suspected gynecologic malignancies frequently experience pain and psychological distress related to surgery. Yoga may reduce these negative surgical outcomes. The primary objective of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of evaluating a perioperative brief Yoga Skills Training (YST) in this population. Secondary objectives were to (1) assess the immediate effects of the YST on pain and psychological distress; and (2) provide preliminary data for future studies...
September 1, 2016: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
Lee Eric Rubin, Travis D Blood, Julio C Defillo-Draiby
A rapidly aging population is currently reshaping the demographic profile of the United States. Among older patients, the cohort aged >80 years is not only living longer but also is electing to undergo more total hip and knee arthroplasties. To improve perioperative safety, orthopaedic surgeons should understand the risks and clinical outcomes of arthroplasty in patients of advanced age. Although morbidity and mortality rates are higher for patients aged >80 years than for younger patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasties and revision surgeries, functional outcomes, pain relief, and patient satisfaction are consistent between groups...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Chao Zhang, Fei Guo, Huiqing Wang, Chen Ye, Zhensheng Zhang, Bo Yang, Chuanliang Xu, Yinghao Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of Hem-o-lok clips tied with threads to improve surgical view in retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgery for renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomies performed by a single surgeon from May 2013 to April 2015 were reviewed. If Hem-o-lok clips tied with threads were applied to improve surgical view, the patient was recruited to the Hem-o-lok group. The other patients were recruited to the control group...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Zohaib Akhtar, Brian D Hesler, Alexa N Fiffick, Edward J Mascha, Daniel I Sessler, Andrea Kurz, Sabry Ayad, Leif Saager
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To test the primary hypothesis that forced-air prewarming improves patient satisfaction after outpatient surgery and to evaluate the effect on core temperature and thermal comfort. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Preoperative area, operating room, and postanesthesia care unit. PATIENTS: A total of 115 patients aged 18 to 75 years with American Society of Anesthesiologists status <4 and body mass index of 15 to 36kg/m(2) who were undergoing outpatient surgery (duration <4 hours)...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Monica W Harbell, Joshua M Cohen, Kerstin Kolodzie, Matthias Behrends, Matthias R Braehler, Sakura Kinjo, Brian T Feeley, Pedram Aleshi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare preoperative femoral (FNB) with combined femoral and sciatic nerve block (CFSNB) in patients undergoing arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Ambulatory surgery center affiliated with an academic medical center. PATIENTS: Sixty-eight American Society of Anesthesiology physical status I and II patients undergoing arthroscopic ACL reconstruction...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Nisreen Fahmy, Julian Siah, Joanna Umo-Etuk
BACKGROUND: Pain is the commonest reason for delayed discharge and readmission post day surgery with up to 45% of patients reported to suffer moderate-to-severe post-surgical pain 24 hours after discharge. The importance of post-surgical pain management extends beyond the acute phase when one considers that all chronic post-surgical pain was once acute. Although much focus is given to perioperative analgesia, a patient's pain management once discharged can be overlooked, whilst at this time the patient's pain management is within their own hands...
May 2016: British Journal of Pain
Ida Bergman, Marie Westergren Söderberg, Anders Kjaeldgaard, Marion Ek
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Surgical management of uterine prolapse varies greatly and recently uterus-preserving techniques have been gaining popularity. The aim of this study was to compare patient-reported outcomes after cervical amputation versus vaginal hysterectomy, with or without concomitant anterior colporrhaphy, in women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. METHOD: We carried out a population-based longitudinal cohort study with data from the Swedish National Quality Register for Gynecological Surgery...
August 16, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
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