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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811042/understanding-readmissions-in-children-undergoing-surgery-a-pediatric-nsqip-analysis
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Afif N Kulaylat, Dorothy V Rocourt, Anthony Y Tsai, Kathryn L Martin, Brett W Engbrecht, Mary C Santos, Robert E Cilley, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Peter W Dillon
BACKGROUND: Readmission is increasingly being utilized as an important clinical outcome and measure of hospital quality. Our aim was to delineate rates, risk factors, and reasons for unplanned readmission in pediatric surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of pediatric patients (n=130,274) undergoing surgery (2013-2014) at hospitals enrolled in the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP-P) was performed. Logistic regression was used to model factors associated with unplanned 30-day readmission...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810456/components-of-preoperative-anxiety-a-qualitative-study
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Amy King, Jim Bartley, Deborah L Johanson, Elizabeth Broadbent
Limited research has explored preoperative anxiety through qualitative methodologies. This study aimed to identify specific factors that contribute to preoperative anxiety. A total of 17 patients awaiting general, plastic reconstructive and hand, orthopaedic, or ear, nose, and throat/otorhinolaryngology surgery were interviewed about their concerns in a public hospital. Thematic analysis identified five main sources of anxiety: surgical procedures, surgical complications, symptoms, recovery process, and organisation and delivery of care...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807749/high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-boost-in-inoperable-locally-advanced-tongue-carcinoma
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Miguel Angel Santos, Jose Luis Guinot, Maria Isabel Tortajada, Paula Santamaría, Valentin Campo, Laura Oliver, Marina Peña, Leoncio Arribas
PURPOSE: Locally advanced tongue carcinomas (LATCs) in inoperable lesions are managed with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy. In our institution, the boost to the gross tumor volume is delivered with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) after EBRT. We review the outcome of these patients when HDR-BT is added as a boost. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From May 2000 to December 2014, a total of 24 patients with LATC, nonsurgical oral tongue, and base of tongue carcinomas were treated with EBRT and with interstitial plastic tubes for brachytherapy; median dose was 18-24 Gy in 6-8 fractions after 50-60 Gy of EBRT...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807253/interdisciplinary-reconstruction-of-oncological-resections-at-the-skull-base-scalp-and-facial-region
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REVIEW
P M Vogt, T R Mett, G F Broelsch, C Radtke, N-C Gellrich, J K Krauss, M Samii, R Ipaktchi
Extensive bone and soft tissue defects of the skull require unique plastic and reconstructive techniques to avoid and optimize aesthetic appearance following oncological resections. Procedures are ideally planned in an interdisciplinary board composed of neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery to facilitate reconstructive procedures of soft tissue and bone as early as possible in one approach. Large resections may require plastic surgery involvement from the beginning. Herein, we describe the function of a multidisciplinary approach to complex oncologic resections of the cranial base, scalp, and facial regions for neuro-oncologic patients...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806825/-completeness-and-reproducibility-of-surgical-reports-a%C3%A2-retrospective-analysis-of-documentation-quality-using-the-example-of-dupuytren-s-disease
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Elisabeth Russe, Andrea Wenger, Gottfried Wechselberger, Hildegunde Piza-Katzer
Background A surgical report is the surgeon's postoperative documentation of the procedure undertaken. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the completeness and accuracy of data extracted from surgical reports, using the example of Dupuytren's disease. Material and Methods Between 1999 and 2007, surgical data were retrospectively collected from all primary Dupuytren's disease procedures performed at an academic department for plastic and reconstructive surgery and analysed for completeness. A surgical report was assessed as complete if data on indication, affected side and finger(s), tourniquet, type of incision and surgical procedure were stated...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806293/-optimizing-your-post-surgical-scars-a-systematic-review-on-best-practices-in-preventative-scar-management-1
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Justin L Perez, Rod J Rohrich
BACKGROUND: Scar management is critical for every plastic surgeon's practice and, ultimately, the patient's satisfaction with his or her aesthetic result. Despite the critical nature of this component of routine post-operative care, there has yet to be a comprehensive analysis of the available literature over the last decade to assess the best algorithmic approach to scar care. To this end, a systematic review of best practices in preventative scar management was conducted to elucidate the highest level of evidence available on this subject to date...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804740/avascular-necrosis-of-the-humeral-head-following-bilateral-upper-extremity-vascular-composite-allotransplantation-a-case-report
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Jacob Rinkinen, David Molway, Matthew Carty, George S M Dyer, Bohdan Pomahac, Anil Chandraker, Simon G Talbot
Vascularised composite allotransplantation (VCA) represents an exciting and emerging field in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Despite the generally good functional and psychosocial outcomes, multiple complications can be associated with the procedure. The authors describe a case of avascular necrosis of the humeral head following successful upper extremity VCA.
2017: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804686/a-comparative-study-of-tissue-expansion-and-free-parascapular-flaps-in-extensive-facial-burn-scar-reconstruction
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G S Kalra, Mitesh Bedi, Vipin Kumar Barala
BACKGROUND: Large post burn scars are a very difficult problem to treat. Available methods include skin grafts and tissue expansion. The reconstructive method used should be tailored according to individual patient rather than following a textbook approach in each. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was done of cases with extensive facial burn scars in whom secondary reconstruction was done with either free parascapular flap cover or tissue expansion and flap advancement following facial burn scar excision by a single surgeon (GSK) in Department of Burns, Plastic and reconstructive surgery...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801716/-plastic-surgery-reconstruction-of-the-adult-buried-penis-option-or-obligation
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REVIEW
S Mühlstädt, P Anheuser, N Mohammed, A D Bach
The adult buried penis afflicts the patient with shame and is also potentially associated with considerable urogenital complications. Due to obesity, chronic urogenital lymphedema or subsequent inflammatory urogenital conditions, such as a lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, the clinical appearance of the adult buried penis is extremely variable. Epidemiological data are non-existent. Therapeutically, a combination of various plastic surgery procedures is often necessary for the best esthetic and functional results...
August 11, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795284/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
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REVIEW
Alvaro E Acosta, Catalina Santa Vélez
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow growing tumor with a very low metastatic potential but with significant subclinical extension and great capacity for local destruction. Thus, the first surgeon approached with such challenging tumor must attempt to cure the patient with a method that spares healthy tissue and ensures an optimal oncological, functional, and esthetic result. The treatment of DFSP often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Depending on location, dermatologic surgeons, surgical oncologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and occasionally medical oncologists may be involved with the management...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794866/who-safer-surgery-checklist-compliance-amongst-paediatric-emergency-plastic-surgery-patients-in-an-uk-hospital
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Welmoed W Keijzer, Riaz A Agha, Aina Greig
INTRODUCTION: The WHO Safer Surgery checklist has become an important component of perioperative safety. Our objective, was to determine the compliance of completing the checklist for paediatric emergency plastic surgery patients at our unit. METHODS: An initial baseline was performed with 70 patients over two months at our unit. Following this, we raised awareness at an audit meeting and closed the audit loop using 80 patients over two months. The audit is reported in line with SQUIRE 2...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794087/euglycaemic-ketoacidosis-a-potential-new-hazard-to-plastic-surgery-day-case-and-inpatient-procedures
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Aseel Sleiwah, Michael McBride, Claire E Black
A woman aged 44 underwent elective standard abdominoplasty and bilateral mastopexy (superiorly based pedicle with vertical scar) following weight loss of 8.5 stone (53.9 kg) over a 5-year period. She had type 2 diabetes and her antidiabetic medications included metformin, liraglutide and empagliflozin. Towards the end of the first postoperative day, she reported gradual onset of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Her condition continued to deteriorate overnight, becoming tachycardic and tachypnoeic. Urgent investigations showed severe diabetic ketoacidosis with euglycaemia...
August 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791817/binder-syndrome-clinical-findings-and-surgical-treatment-of-18-patients-at-the-department-of-plastic-surgery-in-polanica-zdr%C3%A3-j
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Piotr H Drozdowski, Ireneusz Łątkowski, Mateusz G Zachara, Piotr Wójcicki
BACKGROUND: Binder syndrome (BS) is an uncommon congenital underdevelopment of the maxilla and nasal skeleton. Other clinical features include a hypoplastic or absent anterior nasal spine; a short, flat nose with short columella; an acute nasolabial angle; a convex upper lip and class III malocclusion. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to outline the major characteristics of BS and to present a variety of surgical treatment methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 18 patients treated in the authors' department from 1989 to 2013...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791181/results-of-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-under-local-anesthesia-with-minimal-sedation
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Woong Chul Choi, Ji-Sun Paik, Sang Hee Doh
PURPOSE: We evaluated the tolerability and efficacy of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (Endo-DCR) in patients treated in the leaning position and under local anesthesia with minimal sedation (LAS). STUDY DESIGN: Questionnaire to determine subjective success of Endo-DCR. METHODS: From May 2013 to August 2014, a total of 95 eyes with epiphora presented to the Myoung Eye Plastic Surgery Clinic in Seoul, Korea, and were treated with Endo-DCR under LAS...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790535/morphological-changes-in-blood-cells-after-implantation-of-titanium-and-plastic-clips-in-the-neurocranium-experimental-study-on-dogs
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Muhamed Katica, Mirza Celebicic, Nedzad Gradascevic, Muamer Obhodzas, Enra Suljić, Muhamed Ocuz, Samir Delibegovic
INTRODUCTION: Various studies confirm the biocompatibility and efficacy of clips for certain target tissues, but without any comparative analysis of hematological parameters. Therefore, we conducted a study to assess the possible association of the implantation of titanium and plastic clips in the neurocranium with possible morphological changes in the blood cells of experimental animals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As a control, the peripheral blood smears were taken before surgery from 12 adult dogs that were divided into two experimental groups...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790274/-prevention-and-treatment-of-mediastinitis-following-cardiac-surgery
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Kojiro Furukawa, Shigeki Morita
Mediastinitis after cardiac surgery occurs about 1% of the time and is associated with adverse effects on both short- and long-term outcomes. Therefore, prevention of mediastinitis is very important. However, when this complication occurs, a radical cure should be performed using a safe and reliable method. Many pre-, intra-, and post-operative risk factors have been reported. Perioperative management based on an understanding of the pathological condition that causes this complication is an effective prevention strategy...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790151/frcs-first-pass-variance-deanery-and-specialty-contrariety
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Chris Brown, Tarig Abdelrahman, John Pollitt, Mark Holt, Wyn G Lewis
BACKGROUND: FRCS exit examination success may be interpreted as a surrogate marker for UK Deanery-related training quality. The aim of this study was to evaluate relative FRCS examination pass rates related to Deanery and Surgical Specialty. METHODS: Joint Committee on Surgical Training-published examination first attempt pass rates were scrutinised for type I higher surgical trainees and outcomes compared related to Deanery and Surgical Specialty. RESULTS: Of 9363 FRCS first attempts, 3974 were successful (42...
August 8, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789802/fatalities-from-a-greek-burn-unit-a-clinicopathological-correlation-of-129-cases
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Myron Tsagkarakis, Georgia-Alexandra Spyropoulou, Leonidas Pavlidis, Othon Kritikos, Nikolaos Karakoukis, Evgenia Kyriopoulos, Dimosthenis Tsoutsos
INTRODUCTION: This is a retrospective study of the hospital data and autopsy reports of burn patients who died in the Burn Unit of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery and Burn Center of "G. Gennimatas" Hospital of Athens, Greece during the period 1999-2005. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of the burn victims deceased during the period 1999-2005 were reviewed and the cause of injury, percentage of body surface area (BSA) burned, age, gender, and co-morbidities were documented...
August 5, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783102/the-pulmonary-circulation-in-the-single-ventricle-patient
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REVIEW
Amanda Hauck, Nicolas Porta, Steven Lestrud, Stuart Berger
In recent decades, survival of children with complex congenital heart disease has improved considerably. Specifically, children with a variety of congenital heart defects resulting in 'single ventricle' physiology can now undergo palliative surgery that allows survival beyond the neonatal period, and in many cases into adulthood, despite having a single functional ventricular pumping chamber supplying both the pulmonary and systemic circulation. Our growing understanding of the functionally univentricular heart has resulted in freedom from Fontan failure of >50% at 25 years post-Fontan...
August 7, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781211/perioperative-antibiotic-use-in-diabetic-patients-a-retrospective-review-of-670-surgeries
#20
Justine S Ko, Samantha Zwiebel, Brigid Wilson, Devra B Becker
PURPOSE: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has a high incidence in diabetic patients, with a reported incidence up to 21%. In severe cases of CTS, patients may undergo carpal tunnel release (CTR) surgery, which involves the risk of infection and other complications. To decrease the risk of infection, some physicians provide prophylactic antibiotics. Our study examines the effects of prophylactic antibiotic use, especially in a high-risk, diabetic population. METHODS: A total of 469 CTR surgeries performed by plastic surgery specialists were reviewed for diabetic status at the time of surgery and perioperative antibiotic use...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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