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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212280/influence-of-body-mass-index-on-postoperative-complications-after-thymectomy-in-myasthenia-gravis-patients
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Xu-Dong Liu, Ming-Rui Shao, Lei Sun, Lin Zhang, Xin-Shan Jia, Wen-Ya Li
Objectives: It is not clear whether being overweight or obese influences postoperative complications in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. We retrospectively investigated an association between body mass index (BMI) and postoperative complications in MG. Materials and Methods: Fifty-nine MG patients who had undergone transsternal thymectomy were classified as low or high BMI based on the criteria for Asian-Pacific populations. An association between BMI and complications was analyzed...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211841/perioperative-benefit-and-outcome-of-thoracic-epidural-in-esophageal-surgery-a-clinical-review
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P Feltracco, A Bortolato, S Barbieri, E Michieletto, E Serra, A Ruol, S Merigliano, C Ori
Surgery for esophageal cancer is a highly stressful and painful procedure, and a significant amount of analgesics may be required to eliminate perioperative pain and blunt the stress response to surgery. Proper management of postoperative pain has invariably been shown to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications and accelerate recovery. Neuraxial analgesic techniques after major thoracic and upper abdominal surgery have long been established to reduce respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory, and neurohormonal complications...
December 2, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203299/evaluation-of-cardiac-index-and-extravascular-lung-water-after-single-lung-transplantation-using-the-transpulmonary-thermodilution-technique-by-the-picco2-device
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Alexy Tran-Dinh, Pascal Augustin, Guillaume Dufour, Sigismond Lasocki, Nicolas Allou, Gabriel Thabut, Yves Castier, Philippe Montravers, Mathieu Desmard
OBJECTIVES: First evaluation of the transpulmonary thermodilution technique by the PiCCO2 device to assess cardiac index and pulmonary edema during the postoperative course after single-lung transplantation. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Intensive care unit, university hospital (single center). PARTICIPANTS: Single-lung transplant patients. INTERVENTIONS: The authors compared cardiac index measured by PiCCO2 and pulmonary artery catheter and assessed pulmonary edema using extravascular lung water index and pulmonary vascular permeability index measured by PiCCO2...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197407/low-tidal-volume-mechanical-ventilation-against-no-ventilation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-heart-surgery-mecano-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lee S Nguyen, Messaouda Merzoug, Philippe Estagnasie, Alain Brusset, Jean-Dominique Law Koune, Stephane Aubert, Thierry Waldmann, Jean-Michel Grinda, Hadrien Gibert, Pierre Squara
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. There are no recommendations on mechanical ventilation associated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during surgery and anesthesiologists perform either no ventilation (noV) at all during CPB or maintain low tidal volume (LTV) ventilation. Indirect evidence points towards better pulmonary outcomes when LTV is performed but no large-scale prospective trial has yet been published in cardiac surgery...
December 2, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191359/evaluation-of-esophageal-anastomotic-integrity-with-serial-pleural-amylase-levels
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Daniel L Miller, Gerald A Helms, William R Mayfield
BACKGROUND: An anastomotic leak is the most devastating and potentially fatal complication after esophagectomy. Current detection methods can be inaccurate and place patients at risk of other complications. Analysis of pleural fluid for amylase may be more accurate and place patients at less of a risk for evaluating the integrity of an esophageal anastomosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed prospective data of 45 consecutive patients who underwent an Ivor Lewis esophagectomy over an 18-month period and evaluated their anastomotic integrity with serial pleural amylase levels (PAL)...
November 27, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191187/clinical-value-of-a-prophylactic-minitracheostomy-after-esophagectomy-analysis-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-postoperative-pulmonary-complications
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Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Kazushi Miyata, Keita Itatsu, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical value of a prophylactic minitracheostomy (PMT) in patients undergoing an esophagectomy for esophageal cancer and to clarify the indications for a PMT. METHODS: Ninety-four patients who underwent right transthoracic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer between January 2009 and December 2013 were studied. Short surgical outcomes were retrospectively compared between 30 patients at high risk for postoperative pulmonary complications who underwent a PMT (PMT group) and 64 patients at standard risk without a PMT (non-PMT group)...
December 1, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189669/measurement-of-dead-space-fraction-upon-icu-admission-predicts-length-of-stay-and-clinical-outcomes-following-bidirectional-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
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Claire L Cigarroa, Sarah J van den Bosch, Xiaoqi Tang, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Christopher W Baird, James A DiNardo, John Nagi Kheir
OBJECTIVES: Increased alveolar dead space fraction has been associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and increased mortality in pediatric patients with respiratory failure. The association of alveolar dead space fraction with clinical outcomes in patients undergoing bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis for single ventricle congenital heart disease has not been reported. We describe an association of alveolar dead space fraction with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189437/postoperative-respiratory-failure
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Shaun L Thompson, Steven J Lisco
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November 20, 2017: International Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186095/-intraoperative-fluid-therapy-during-esophagectomy-followed-by-repair
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V A Sizov, M B Raevskaya, N B Kovalerova, D V Ruchkin, V V Subbotin, V V Kazennov, S A Ilyin
AIM: To optimize fluid therapy in transhiatal eshophagectomy by using of goal-oriented infusion therapy based on stroke volume variation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our trial enrolled 30 patients who underwent transhiatal esophagectomy followed by repair for the period 2011-2014. Patients were divided into 2 groups. The first group (LT) included 16 patients with liberal fluid therapy. The second group (GDT) consisted of 14 patients in whom goal-oriented fluid therapy was performed...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175283/influence-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-postoperative-leakage-in-bariatric-surgery
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Christel A L de Raaff, Marianne C Kalff, Usha K Coblijn, Claire E E de Vries, Nico de Vries, H Jaap Bonjer, Bart A van Wagensveld
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects two third of morbidly obese individuals undergoing bariatric surgery. Perioperative usage of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is advised for moderately and severe OSA to avoid respiratory failure and cardiac events. CPAP increases the air pressure in the upper airway, but also may elevate the air pressure in the esophagus and stomach. Concern exists that this predisposes to mechanical stress resulting in suture or staple line disruption (further referred to as suture line disruption)...
October 27, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174884/preoperative-progressive-pneumoperitoneum-in-obese-patients-with-loss-of-domain-hernias
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Antonio Carlos Valezi, Barbara Godinho Ferreira de Melo, Antonio Cesar Marson, Mario Liberatti, Ascencio Garcia Lopes
BACKGROUND: Repair of hernias with loss of domain in obese patients can lead to acute respiratory failure. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to analyze preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP) in increasing abdominal cavity volume and its impact on respiratory function. SETTING: The study was conducted at the University Hospital, State University of Londrina, Brazil, which is a referral center for the treatment of obesity...
October 16, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174599/strategy-of-delayed-surgery-for-ventricular-septal-perforation-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Masato Furui, Takeshi Yoshida, Bunpachi Kakii, Gaku Uchino, Hiroaki Nishioka
BACKGROUND: The timing of surgical repair for ventricular septal perforation (VSP) is important because patients are susceptible to bleeding from fragile myocardial tissue or residual shunt during the acute phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aimed to assess the results of delayed surgery for VSP performed 2 weeks after AMI. METHODS: In total, 24 consecutive postinfarction patients with VSP (mean age: 72.6±10.4 years; 13 males) underwent operation between May 2003 and June 2016...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171131/cpap-by-helmet-for-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-failure-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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F Chiusolo, V Fanelli, M L Ciofi Degli Atti, G Conti, F Tortora, R Pariante, L Ravà, C Grimaldi, J de Ville de Goyet, S Picardo
ARF after pediatric liver transplantation accounts for high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with this procedure. The role of CPAP in postoperative period is still unknown. The aim of the study was to describe current practice and risk factors associated with the application of helmet CPAP. In this retrospective observational cohort study, 119 recipients were divided into two groups based on indication to CPAP after extubation. Perioperative variables were studied, and determinants of CPAP application were analyzed in a multivariate logistic model...
November 24, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158939/mediastinal-tracheostoma-for-treatment-of-tracheostenosis-after-tracheostomy-in-a-patient-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-induced-tracheomalacia
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Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Kenichi Kobayashi, Shuichi Shinohara, Akihiro Taira, Yusuke Nabe, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Ayako Hirai, Kazue Yoneda, Koji Kuroda, Naoko Imanishi, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Fumihiro Tanaka
Background: Treatment of tracheostenosis after tracheostomy in pediatric patients is often difficult. Mucopolysaccharidosis is a lysosomal storage disease that may induce obstruction of the airways. Case Presentation: A 16-year-old male patient underwent long-term follow-up after postnatal diagnosis of type II mucopolysaccharidosis. At 11 years of age, tracheostomy was performed for mucopolysaccharidosis-induced laryngeal stenosis. One week prior to presentation, he was admitted to another hospital on an emergency basis for major dyspnea...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153941/the-impact-of-readmission-hospital-on-failure-to-rescue-rates-following-major-urologic-cancer-surgery
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Jasmir G Nayak, Sarah K Holt, Jonathan L Wright, Matthew Mossanen, Atreya Dash, John L Gore
PURPOSE: Patients readmitted to secondary hospitals rather than the primary hospital where their surgery took place may be at risk for poorer outcomes. We sought to evaluate the effect of site of readmission on failure-to-rescue complication rates following urologic cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of major urologic cancer surgeries in the Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System between 1998 and 2013. Failure-to-rescue (FTR) rates, defined as inpatient death after a complication requiring hospital readmission, were compared between patients readmitted to their primary hospital with those readmitted to a secondary hospital...
November 16, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120929/risk-factors-for-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-and-failure-to-rescue-a-review
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Kapil Gupta, Arun Prasad, Mahesh Nagappa, Jean Wong, Lusine Abrahamyan, Frances Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The primary objective of this review is to identify the risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) in the postoperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: In the postoperative period, OIRD has often been reported resulting in morbidity and mortality. The risk factors which predispose surgical patients to increased risk of OIRD are not clearly defined. A literature search was performed for adult surgical patients who were prescribed opioids during their hospital stay and any available reports on postoperative respiratory depression/respiratory events...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104127/incidence-risk-factors-and-prognostic-impact-of-re-exploration-for-bleeding-after-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lucas B Ohmes, Antonino Di Franco, T Sloane Guy, Christopher Lau, Monica Munjal, William Debois, Zhongyi Li, Karl H Krieger, Alexandra N Schwann, Jeremy R Leonard, Leonard N Girardi, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: Postoperative re-exploration for bleeding (RB) is a frequent complication following cardiac surgery. We aim to assess incidence, risk factors, and prognostic significance of RB in a large cohort of cardiac patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected data for all patients who underwent cardiac surgery at our institution from 2007 to 2015. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify independent predictors of RB and specific outcomes...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076482/-palliative-surgical-correction-of-respiratory-insufficiency-in-diffusive-pulmonary-emphysema
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S D Gorbunkov, V V Varlamov, S M Cherny, O V Lukina, L D Kiryukhina, A I Romanikhin, A V Zinchenko, A L Akopov
AIM: To analyze early postoperative period in patients with diffuse pulmonary emphysema after palliative surgical correction of respiratory failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 196 patients who underwent bullectomy (n=111) and surgical reduction of pulmonary volume (n=85). RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Overall morbidity and mortality were 40.8% and 12.2% respectively. Among patients older than 60 years these values were significantly higher (58...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075982/pterygomandibular-suspension-suture-a-simple-modification-of-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty-for-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Yen-Ting Lu, Shyh-Kuan Tai, Tsung-Lun Lee
BACKGROUNDS: The aim of this study is to introduce pterygomandibular suspension suture as a simple modification of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for severe obstructive sleep apnea in dealing with lateral pharyngeal wall and retropalatal space collapse. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. Ten adult patients underwent modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with pterygomandibular suspension suture according to following inclusion criteria: severe obstructive sleep apnea (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] > 30 events/h), type I Fujita with lateral pharyngeal wall collapse, and failure for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy...
October 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059665/-dyspnea-in-a-patient-after-open-reduction-of-fracture-of-the-femur
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Jan Lesiński, Tadeusz M Zielonka, Anna Zel, Katarzyna Życińska
Acute dyspnoea in the postoperative period requires quick consideration of all possible causes and implementation of the proper treatment. During the differential diagnostic process, other than the most common cardio-pneumological and otolaryngological reasons, we should consider a whole array of rare causes such as neuromuscular illnesses, renal failure, and gastrointestinal diseases. This case is an example of sudden onset of dyspnoea presenting in a 67 year old woman with COPD. The dyspnoea occurred in first postoperative day after open reduction of fracture of the femur...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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