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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454121/complications-of-impulse-generator-exchange-surgery-for-deep-brain-stimulation-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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Ann-Kristin Helmers, Isabel Lübbing, Falk Birkenfeld, Karsten Witt, Michael Synowitz, Hubertus Maximilian Mehdorn, Daniela Falk
OBJECTIVE: Non-rechargeable deep brain stimulation (DBS) impulse generators (IG) with a low or empty battery status require surgical IG exchange several years after initial implantation. Complication rates in patients undergoing DBS surgery range from 7.6% to 25.3%. The aim of this study was to investigate the complication rates after IG exchange surgery and to identify risk factors for complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed complications following IG exchange surgery from 2008 to 2015 in a single-centre university hospital setting...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452323/burr-hole-surgery-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-extensive-scalp-burn-a-case-report
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Eijiro Echizen, Kei Miyata, Ken Yamashita, Takeshi Mikami, Eichi Narimatsu, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical intervention for a patient with an extensive scalp burn is rare, but it might be associated with the high risk of surgical site infection. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old man had a severe and extensive scalp burn. A chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) was observed on a head CT for the assessment of bacteremia during treatment in the intensive care unit. To evaluate whether the CSDH might underlie his prolonged fever and sepsis pathology, we urgently evacuated the hematoma using one burr hole...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452285/risk-factors-for-perioperative-morbidity-in-spine-surgeries-of-different-complexities-a-multivariate-analysis-of-1009-consecutive-patients
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M Farshad, D E Bauer, C Wechsler, C Gerber, A Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: To identify predictive risk factors for peri- and early post-operative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451185/early-versus-conventional-stoma-closure-following-bowel-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Thirugnanasambandam Nelson, Amuda R Pranavi, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, Gubbi S Sreenath, Vikram Kate
Background/Aim: To compare early stoma closure with conventional stoma closure following defunctioning diversion stoma surgery with respect to the frequency of complications, health-related quality of life (QoL), and length of hospitalization (LoH). Patients and Methods: This study was designed as a prospective parallel-arm randomized controlled trial. Patients who underwent temporary stoma following bowel surgery between February 2014 and November 2015 were included...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451051/influence-of-surgical-approach-on-complication-risk-in-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Larry E Miller, Joseph S Gondusky, Atul F Kamath, Friedrich Boettner, John Wright, Samir Bhattacharyya
Background and purpose - Systematic comparisons of anterior approach (A) versus posterior approach (P) in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) have largely focused on perioperative outcomes. In this systematic review with meta-analysis, we compared complication risk of A versus P in studies of primary THA with at least 1-year mean follow-up. Patients and methods - We performed a systematic review of prospective and retrospective studies with at least 1-year mean follow-up that reported complications of A and P primary THA...
February 16, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448826/complications-of-supine-surgical-achilles-tendon-repair
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John J Marcel, Katherine Sage, Gregory P Guyton
BACKGROUND: Open Achilles tendon surgery with the patient in the supine position potentially avoids the complications of the prone position, but the safety and viability of the supine position for this procedure are not known. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that supine positioning for open repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures would be safe, with low wound and neurologic complication rates. METHODS: Supine position safety in acute Achilles tendon repair was investigated...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443852/chlorhexidine-antiseptic-irrigation-eradicates-staphylococcus-epidermidis-from-biofilm-an-in-vitro-study
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Kenneth Schmidt, Chris Estes, Alex McLaren, Mark J Spangehl
BACKGROUND: Antiseptic and antibacterial solutions used for intraoperative irrigation are intended to kill bacteria and thereby decrease the incidence of surgical site infections. It is unknown if the concentrations and exposure times of irrigation solutions commonly used for prophylaxis in clean cases (povidone-iodine 0.35% for 3 minutes) are effective against bacteria in biofilm that are present in implant infections. Currently, povidone-iodine (0.35%), chlorhexidine (0.05%), sodium hypochlorite (0...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443850/does-an-algorithmic-approach-to-using-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiation-result-in-good-function-local-control-rates-and-low-morbidity-in-patients-with-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Jason Klein, Alex Ghasem, Samuel Huntley, Nathan Donaldson, Martin Keisch, Sheila Conway
BACKGROUND: High-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) and external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) are two modalities used in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. Previous work at our institution showed early complications and outcomes for patients treated with HDR-BT, EBRT, or a combination of both radiation therapy modalities. As the general indications for each of these approaches to radiation therapy differ, it is important to evaluate the use of each in an algorithmic way, reflecting how they are used in contemporary practice at sites that use these treatments...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443786/improved-vacuum-sealing-drainage-for-treatment-of-surgical-site-infection-following-posterior-spinal-internal-fixation-a-case-report
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Hengyan Zhang, Qiyi Li
RATIONALE: Surgical site infection (SSI) following spine surgeries involving internal fixation often require removing the instrument; however, this can cause spinal instability. Previous reports have demonstrated the usefulness of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) therapy, but the cases require wound opening, aseptic condition to replace the VSD device, and a secondary operation to close the wound. Thus, to improve the VSD treatment and develop a maneuverable procedure, make sense in spine surgery...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441338/evaluation-of-intradermal-absorbable-and-mattress-sutures-to-close-pilonidal-sinus-wounds-with-limberg-flap-a-prospective-randomized-comparative-study
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Kenan Çetin, Hasan Ediz Sikar, Aytaç Emre Kocaoğlu, Muhammet Fikri Kündeş, Mehmet Karahan, Levent Kaptanoğlu
Purpose: We aimed to compare skin closure techniques, standard (intermittent mattress) and continuous subcuticular sutures, following Limberg flap procedure. Methods: From July 2013 to July 2015, 92 patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease were prospectively randomized into 2 groups consisting of 46 patients for both. Patients underwent sinus excision and closure with Limberg flap; continuous subcuticular suture was used in subcuticular group (SG) and intermittent mattress sutures were used in mattress group (MG) for skin closure...
February 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439774/panniculectomy-after-bariatric-surgical-weight-loss-analysis-of-complications-and-modifiable-risk-factors
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Michael Derickson, Cody Phillips, Morgan Barron, John Kuckelman, Matthew Martin, Mia DeBarros
INTRODUCTION: Bariatric surgery results in massive weight loss, leaving many patients with redundant skin that can cause significant physical and psychosocial limitations. We sought to identify variables associated with postoperative complications and adjuncts associated with the mitigation of postoperative complications. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all post-bariatric surgery patients who underwent panniculectomy over a 10-year period. RESULTS: Total 706 patients included...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438821/molecular-characterisation-of-esbl-producing-gram-negative-bacterial-isolates-from-surgical-wounds-of-patients-at-a-hospital-in-north-central-nigeria
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Ahmed Olowo-Okere, Yakubu Kokori Enevene Ibrahim, Busayo Olalekan Olayinka
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize ESBL-producing Gram-negative bacterial isolates from patients with surgical site infections (SSIs) at a tertiary healthcare facility in Abuja, Nigeria. METHOD: Consecutive, non-duplicate, wound swabs were collected, over three months period, from wounds of patients who had SSI and cultured appropriately. Bacterial isolates were identified using rapid identification kits. Modified disc diffusion method was used for antibiotics susceptibility testing and the phenotypic ESBL activity of the isolates was determined using the Double Discs Synergy Test (DDST)...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438817/the-outcomes-and-complications-of-pancreaticoduodenectomy-whipple-procedure-cross-sectional-study
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Sherko Abdullah Molah Karim, Karzan Seerwan Abdulla, Qalandar Hussein Abdulkarim, Fattah Hama Rahim
BACKGROUND: Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is one of the most difficult and complex surgery that carries a high rate of major complications, including delayed gastric emptying (DGE), pancreatic fistula, bleeding, intra-abdominal collection, and pulmonary complications. In this study, we have tried to demonstrate the outcomes, and rates of complications from patients who had undergone this procedure by our surgical team. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study has been constructed on 98 patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy from May 2010 to November 2017 in three different hospitals of the Sulaimanyah governorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq by the same surgical team...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436708/nursing-wound-care-practices-in-haiti-facilitators-and-barriers-to-quality-care
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B A Timmins, C Thomas Riché, M W Saint-Jean, J Tuck, L Merry
AIM: To describe the facilitators and barriers for nurses to perform quality wound care in three surgical wards of a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. BACKGROUND: Up to a quarter of patients in low- and middle-income countries may acquire at least one infection while hospitalized. There is a paucity of research investigating nursing wound care practices in low- and middle-income countries regarding the prevention of hospital-acquired infections. METHODS: The design was qualitative descriptive...
February 13, 2018: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435826/efficacy-of-bovine-lactoferrin-in-the-post-surgical-treatment-of-patients-suffering-from-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-an-open-label-study
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Francesco Calvani, Antimo Cutone, Maria Stefania Lepanto, Luigi Rosa, Valentino Valentini, Piera Valenti
Osteonecrosis of the jaws is an emerging pathological condition characterized by un-exposure or exposure of the necrotic bone, independently from the etiology. This term is usually referred to medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws due to severe adverse reaction to certain medicines, as bisphosphonates, used for the treatment of cancer and osteoporosis. The management of patients with Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (BRONJ) remains challenging because surgical and medical interventions may not eradicate this pathology...
February 12, 2018: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433878/the-effect-of-resident-involvement-on-bariatric-surgical-outcomes-an-acs-nsqip-analysis
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Ivy N Haskins, Jihad Kudsi, Kathleen Hayes, Richard L Amdur, Paul P Lin, Khashayar Vaziri
BACKGROUND: Surgical residency training programs in the United States are modeled on the principle of graduated responsibility. Residents are given greater responsibility and autonomy in the operating room and during perioperative care as they gain surgical skills and progress through their training. The impact of this method of surgical training on patient outcomes remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to compare early patient morbidity and mortality after bariatric surgery in cases with and without resident participation using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433350/a-review-of-post-caesarean-infectious-morbidity-how-to-prevent-and-treat
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Rebecca C Pierson, Nicole P Scott, Kristin E Briscoe, David M Haas
Post-caesarean infectious complications result in significant maternal morbidity and mortality as well as increased readmissions and increased health care cost worldwide. This review provides a discussion of several risk factors that have been identified which predispose women to post-surgical infection. We also provide an overview of strategies for infection prevention including antibiotics, surgical techniques and negative pressure wound therapy. Criteria for diagnosis of wound infection are provided, as well as appropriate treatment regimens...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431385/glucose-management-in-hospitalized-patients
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Charles Kodner, Laurie Anderson, Katherine Pohlgeers
Glucose management in hospitalized patients poses challenges to physicians, including identifying blood glucose targets, judicious use of oral diabetes mellitus medications, and implementing appropriate insulin regimens. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels can lead to deleterious effects on wound healing, increased risk of infection, and delays in surgical procedures or discharge from the hospital. Previously recommended strict blood glucose targets for hospitalized patients result in more cases of hypoglycemia without improvement in patient outcomes...
November 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430981/the-diabetic-foot-attack-tis-too-late-to-retreat
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Prashanth R J Vas, Michael Edmonds, Venu Kavarthapu, Hisham Rashid, Raju Ahluwalia, Christian Pankhurst, Nikolaos Papanas
The "diabetic foot attack" is one of the most devastating presentations of diabetic foot disease, typically presenting as an acutely inflamed foot with rapidly progressive skin and tissue necrosis, at times associated with significant systemic symptoms. Without intervention, it may escalate over hours to limb-threatening proportions and poses a high amputation risk. There are only best practice approaches but no international protocols to guide management. Immediate recognition of a typical infected diabetic foot attack, predominated by severe infection, with prompt surgical intervention to debride all infected tissue alongside broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy is vital to ensure both limb and patient survival...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429064/a-call-for-standardization-of-wound-events-reporting-following-ventral-hernia-repair
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I N Haskins, C M Horne, D M Krpata, A S Prabhu, L Tastaldi, Arielle J Perez, S Rosenblatt, B K Poulose, M J Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative wound events following ventral hernia repair are an important outcome measure. While efforts have been made by hernia surgeons to identify and address risk factors for postoperative wound events following VHR, the definition of these events lacks standardization. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to detail the variability of wound event definitions in recent ventral hernia literature and to propose standardized definitions for postoperative wound events following VHR...
February 10, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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