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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329145/orthopaedic-management-of-leg-length-discrepancy-in-proteus-syndrome-a-case-series
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Molly M Crenshaw, Cara G Goerlich, Lauren E Ivey, Julie C Sapp, Kim M Keppler-Noreuil, Allison C Scott, Leslie G Biesecker, Laura L Tosi
INTRODUCTION: Proteus syndrome (PS) is a rare mosaic disorder comprising asymmetric bony and soft tissue overgrowth leading to significant morbidity. Placement of growth inhibition hardware with subsequent epiphyseal arrest improves leg-length and angular deformities in pediatric patients without PS. The purpose of this study was to review the surgical approach and present outcomes, complications, and recommendations in 8 patients with PS and leg-length discrepancy (LLD). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 8 patients with PS whose primary reason for surgery was LLD...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326959/use-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-tooth-extractions-dental-implants-and-periodontal-surgical-procedures
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Katie J Suda, Heather Henschel, Ursula Patel, Margaret A Fitzpatrick, Charlesnika T Evans
Background: Guidelines for antibiotics prior to dental procedures for patients with specific cardiac conditions and prosthetic joints have changed, reducing indications for antibiotic prophylaxis. In addition to guidelines focused on patient comorbidities, systematic reviews specific to dental extractions and implants support preprocedure antibiotics for all patients. However, data on dentist adherence to these recommendations are scarce. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of veterans undergoing tooth extractions, dental implants, and periodontal procedures...
January 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325843/preoperative-intra-aortic-counterpulsation-in-cardiac-surgery-insights-from-a-retrospective-series-of-588-consecutive-high-risk-patients
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Giuseppe Gatti, Laura Morra, Gianluca Castaldi, Luca Maschietto, Florida Gripshi, Enrico Fabris, Andrea Perkan, Bernardo Benussi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
OBJECTIVE: To support a rational use of preoperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 588 (mean age 68.5 ± 9.6 yr) consecutive patients who received IABP before cardiac surgery from 1999 to 2016. INTERVENTIONS: Coronary surgery was performed in 573 (97.4%) cases...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324478/site-of-entry-and-surgical-timing-in-infective-endocarditis
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Francesco Bovenzi, Lucia Borelli, Lauro Cortigiani
: Infective endocarditis is the manifestation of the endocardial involvement during a systemic infectious process.The prognosis of this condition is still dismal, and the mortality associated with it remains high despite improvement in antimicrobial treatment. Antibiotic prophylaxis is still recommended only in high-risk cases, that is, procedures at high risk for inducing systemic bacteremia.It is important to provide an educational prophylaxis consisting of sound hygienic recommendations for the cleansing of the oral cavity, the skin, genital-urinary, and gastrointestinal systems...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319891/teicoplanin-anaphylaxis-associated-with-surgical-prophylaxis
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Tariq Azamgarhi, Ashik Shah, Simon Warren
BACKGROUND: The rate of true anaphylaxis to teicoplanin is currently unknown. METHODS: A case-series including all suspected anaphylactic reactions attributed to teicoplanin anaphylaxis within a single institution over a 29-month period were categorised according to the probability of true IgE mediated anaphylaxis using previously published criteria. The number of patients who receive Teicoplanin was determined and used to calculate the rate of IgE mediated anaphylaxis...
January 10, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319605/epidural-hematoma-following-interlaminar-epidural-injection-in-patient-taking-aspirin
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Rebecca A Sanders, Markus A Bendel, Susan M Moeschler, William D Mauck
OBJECTIVE: We present a case report of a patient who developed an epidural hematoma following an interlaminar epidural steroid injection with no risk factors aside from old age and aspirin use for secondary prevention. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old man developed an epidural hematoma requiring surgical treatment following an uncomplicated interlaminar epidural steroid injection performed for neurogenic claudication. In the periprocedural period, he continued aspirin for secondary prophylaxis following a myocardial infarction...
January 9, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315584/evaluation-of-extended-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-patients-undergoing-indicated-non-cosmetic-panniculectomy-at-the-time-of-gynecologic-surgery
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Jay R Patibandla, Christina N Kufel, Michael P Hopkins
BACKGROUND: Panniculectomy at time of gynecologic surgery is used to improve visualization and prevent major complications in morbidly obese patients. We examine the role of extended antibiotic prophylaxis in prevention of surgical site infections (SSI), specifically based on patient risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, smoking). METHODS: A prospective cohort study of all women who underwent panniculectomy at the time of gynecologic surgery from September 2014 to March 2016 at a university-affiliated hospital...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314439/low-incidence-of-factor-viii-inhibitors-in-previously-untreated-patients-with-severe-haemophilia-a-treated-with-octanate%C3%A2-final-report-from-a-prospective-study
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A Klukowska, V Komrska, V Vdovin, A Pavlova, M Jansen, S Lowndes, L Belyanskaya, O Walter, P Laguna
INTRODUCTION: Octanate® is a human, plasma-derived, von Willebrand factor-stabilized coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) concentrate with demonstrated haemostatic efficacy in previously treated patients with haemophilia A. AIM: This prospective, open-label study aimed to assess the immunogenicity of octanate® in previously untreated patients (PUPs). METHODS: The study monitored development of FVIII inhibitors in 51 PUPs. Tolerability, viral safety, FVIII recovery and efficacy of octanate® for the prevention and treatment of bleeds and in surgical procedures were also assessed...
January 3, 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313798/current-challenges-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-inherited-von-willebrand-s-disease-in-italy-an-expert-meeting-report-on-the-diagnosis-and-surgical-and-secondary-long-term-prophylaxis
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Piercarla Schinco, Giancarlo Castaman, Antonio Coppola, Dorina Cultrera, Cosimo Ettorre, Anna C Giuffrida, Emanuela Marchesini, Renato Marino, Marta Milan, Claudio Molinari, Simona M Siboni, Ezio Zanon, Augusto B Federici
Recent advances in the care of von Willebrand 's disease (vWD) have allowed the majority of patients to be managed adequately. Even in the more severe forms, it is now possible to control recurrent bleeding through secondary long-term prophylaxis with von Willebrand factor-containing concentrates. Moreover, in the setting of surgical prophylaxis, the combination of interdisciplinary management and close patient monitoring yields a positive outcome in nearly all cases, although safety concerns remain. In clinical practice, the effectiveness of therapy is hindered by the difficulties in making a rapid, yet accurate diagnosis, in identifying the subgroup of bleeders who may benefit most from a specific strategy, and in selecting the optimal product and regimen...
May 26, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310521/survey-of-surgeons-regarding-prophylactic-antibiotic-use-in-inguinal-hernia-repair
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A P MacCormick, J A Akoh
PURPOSE: The use of prophylactic antibiotics in the mesh repair of inguinal hernias remains controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the perception of surgeons about surgical site infection and how this affects their clinical practice. METHODS: A SurveyMonkey of general surgeons and senior surgical trainees was conducted via the local trust network and the questionnaire was displayed on the website of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and Association of Surgeons in Training...
January 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309607/antimicrobial-usage-in-german-acute-care-hospitals-results-of-the-third-national-point-prevalence-survey-and-comparison-with-previous-national-point-prevalence-surveys
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Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Petra Gastmeier, Brar Christian Piening, Michael Behnke, Luis Alberto Peña Diaz, Alexander Gropmann, Marie-Luise Rosenbusch, Tobias Siegfried Kramer, Sonja Hansen
Objectives: Previous point prevalence surveys (PPSs) revealed the potential for improving antimicrobial usage (AU) in German acute care hospitals. Data from the 2016 German national PPS on healthcare-associated infections and AU were used to evaluate efforts in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Methods: A national PPS in Germany was organized by the German National Reference Centre for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections in 2016 as part of the European PPS initiated by the ECDC...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305784/preventing-parastomal-hernia-with-modified-stapled-mesh-stoma-reinforcement-technique-smart-in-patients-who-underwent-surgery-for-rectal-cancer-a-case-control-study
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A E Canda, C Terzi, C Agalar, T Egeli, C Arslan, C Altay, F Obuz
PURPOSE: Parastomal hernia is a frequent complication of an abdominal wall stoma. Surgical repairs have high complication and recurrence rates. Several different techniques have been suggested to prevent parastomal hernia during stoma creation. The aim of the present case-control study was to evaluate the efficacy of modified Stapled Mesh stomA Reinforcement Technique (SMART) for prevention of parastomal hernia compared with conventional colostomy formation in patients who underwent open or laparoscopic rectal resection and end colostomy for cancer...
January 5, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304212/use-of-echinocandin-prophylaxis-in-solid-organ-transplantation
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Maddalena Giannella, Shahid Husain, Faouzi Saliba, Pierluigi Viale
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a major threat to patients undergoing solid organ transplantation (SOT). Owing to improvements in surgical techniques, immunosuppression therapy and antifungal prophylaxis, the incidence of IFIs has been decreasing in recent years. However, IFI-associated morbidity and mortality remain significant. Invasive candidiasis (IC) and aspergillosis (IA) are the main IFIs after SOT. Risk factors for IC and IA continue to evolve, and thus strategies for their prevention should be constantly updated and targeted to both individual patient risk factors and local epidemiology...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302726/which-patients-require-extended-thromboprophylaxis-after-colectomy-modeling-risk-and-assessing-indications-for-post-discharge-pharmacoprophylaxis
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Eliza W Beal, Dmitry Tumin, Jeffery Chakedis, Erica Porter, Dimitrios Moris, Xu-Feng Zhang, Mark Arnold, Alan Harzman, Syed Husain, Carl R Schmidt, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Given the conflicting nature of reported risk factors for post-discharge venous thromboembolism (VTE) and unclear guidelines for post-discharge pharmacoprophylaxis, we sought to determine risk factors for 30-day post-discharge VTE after colectomy to predict which patients will benefit from post-discharge pharmacoprophylaxis. METHODS: Patients who underwent colectomy in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Participant Use Files from 2011 to 2015 were identified...
January 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296063/atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-prevention-and-management-the-australasian-experience
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Mohammed Alawami, Andrew Chatfield, Rajaie Ghashi, Laurence Walker
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery is a major health problem that is associated with a significant financial burden. This paper aims to highlight this problem and review the current guidelines in the prevention and management of AF after cardiac surgery, providing our experience in the Australasian centers. Methods: We conducted a literature review using mainly PubMed to compare the current practice with the available evidence. EMBASE and Cochrane library were also searched...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290909/influence-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-the-development-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Suelen A S Miozzo, Jorge A John, Marcelo C Appel-da-Silva, Isabella A Dossin, Cristiane V Tovo, Angelo A Mattos
AIM: To investigate whether the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increases the incidence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. METHODS: An historical cohort study was carried out in cirrhotic outpatients with ascites followed in a specialized clinic at a tertiary hospital in Southern Brazil. Patient charts were reviewed to collect information on the variables of interest as the use of PPIs. Primary outcome was defined as development of SBP during the study period...
December 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290605/open-surgical-elbow-contracture-release-after-trauma-results-and-recommendations
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Jack M Haglin, David N Kugelman, Anthony Christiano, Sanjit R Konda, Nader Paksima, Kenneth A Egol
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic elbow contracture is a debilitating complication after elbow trauma. The purpose of this study was to characterize the affected patient population, operative management, and outcomes after operative elbow contracture release for treatment of post-traumatic elbow contracture. METHODS: A retrospective record review was conducted to identify all patients who underwent post-traumatic elbow contracture release performed by 1 of 3 surgeons at one academic medical center...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290235/surgical-and-medical-antibiotic-prophylaxis
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H Haas, E Launay, P Minodier, R Cohen, C Gras-Le Guen
Surgical site infections are the leading cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality as well as increased costs following surgery. Among preventive measures, antibiotic prophylaxis, when indicated, significantly decreases these risks. Adult and pediatric guidelines have recently been published (1,2). Specific pediatric data are scarce, but adult recommendations can be used by extrapolation except for neonates. For procedures that may warrant antimicrobial prophylaxis, agents of choice are frequently first-generation cephalosporins such as cefazolin, that are not currently used in curative treatment, with an appropriate dosage...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290081/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-other-risk-factors-for-predicting-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-thoracic-surgery
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Zhenye Pu, Xiaotong Qi, Tao Xue, Zhiyong Liu, Yanhu Wu
BACKGROUND:  Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with increased morality rate, prolonged hospitalization, and reduced long-term survival after surgery. Thus, prediction of POAF is important to assess surgical risk and provide prophylaxis. METHODS:  It was a prospective study of 207 consecutive patients who underwent a routine preoperative laboratory testing before thoracic surgery from October 2016 to May 2017. Comprehensive data were collected...
December 31, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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