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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032903/single-shot-femoral-nerve-block-does-not-cause-long-term-strength-and-functional-deficits-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Kelechi R Okoroha, Lafi Khalil, Edward K Jung, Robert A Keller, Nathan E Marshall, Moneer Abouljoud, Derek Chan, Vasilios Moutzouros
PURPOSE: To determine if patients treated with a single-shot femoral nerve block have strength and functional deficits at 9-month follow-up. METHODS: Forty-three patients who underwent primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions were randomized to receive either a preoperative single-shot femoral nerve block or local infiltration anesthesia for primary pain control. All patients underwent a standardized comprehensive rehabilitation program postoperatively...
October 9, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027061/scleral-fixated-intraocular-lens-implantation-with-a-modified-z-suture-technique
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Erdem Dinç, Mustafa Vatansever, Özer Dursun, H Görkem Markirt, Bahri Aydın, Ayça Yılmaz, Ufuk Adıgüzel
PURPOSE: To evaluate visual outcomes and complications in scleral fixated intraocular lens (IOL) implantation with the modified Z-suture technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five eyes of 35 patients (20 male, 15 female) were included in the study. Patients underwent scleral fixated IOL implantation using the modified Z-suture technique and were followed in terms of visual acuity and complications. RESULTS: Mean postoperative follow-up time was 12...
October 13, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026876/avoiding-icu-admission-by-using-a-fast-track-protocol-is-safe-in-selected-adult-to-adult-live-donor-liver-transplant-recipients
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Juan Echeverri, Nicolas Goldaracena, Akhil Kant Singh, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Nazia Selzner, Mark S Cattral, Paul D Greig, Les Lilly, Ian D McGilvray, Gary A Levy, Anand Ghanekar, Eberhard L Renner, David R Grant, Stuart A McCluskey, Markus Selzner
BACKGROUND: We evaluated patient characteristics of live donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients undergoing a fast-track protocol without intensive care unit (ICU) admission versus LDLT patients receiving posttransplant ICU care. METHODS: Of the 153 LDLT recipients, 46 patients were included in our fast-track protocol without ICU admission. Both, fast-tracked patients and ICU-admitted patients were compared regarding donor and patient characteristics, perioperative characteristics, and postoperative outcomes and complications...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022751/prospective-psychometric-characterization-of-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-patients
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Silas Hinsch Gylvin, Anders Fink-Jensen, Henrik Kehlet, Christoffer Calov Jørgensen, Mogens Berg Laursen, Kirill Gromov, Henrik Morville Schroder, Susanne Jung Høvsgaard, Heidi Raahauge Wede, Phillip Raphael Kyle, Per Bech
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric conditions and psychopharmacological treatments have been demonstrated to be important risk-factors for prolonged hospital length of stay, readmission and morbidity, following fast-track total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). AIMS: The aim of the study was to provide a detailed description of the preoperative psychiatric characteristics of a well-defined patient population undergoing THA and TKA, using the 90-item Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R)...
October 12, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022538/preoperative-fasting-times-prescribed-and-actual-fasting-times-at-universitas-hospital-annex-bloemfontein-south-africa
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G Lamacraft, C Labuschagne, S Pretorius, M C Prinsloo, M D Smit, J-R Steyn
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend a preoperative fasting period of 6 hours for solid food and 2 hours for clear fluids. Because of fixed meal times and imprecise operation starting times, patients often fast for an extended period of time. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prescribed preoperative fasting times, and the actual duration of fasting, compared with the internationally accepted fasting times for solid food and clear fluids. METHODS: Patients (N=105) aged 14 - 60 years, who were scheduled for elective surgery in the morning session (list starting time 07h00), were included in this prospective study...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016446/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-acute-pancreatitis-following-scoliosis-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Fan Feng, Haining Tan, Xingye Li, Yi Qiao, Chong Chen, Youxi Lin, Zheng Li, Jianxiong Shen
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors of acute pancreatitis after scoliosis surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pancreatitis has been recognized as a possible complication of extra-abdominal surgeries. However, there were few reports on the incidence and risk factors of acute pancreatitis following scoliosis surgery. METHODS: A prospective clinical study was performed at our center from September 2014 to October 2015...
October 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987664/abbreviated-breast-magnetic-resonance-protocol-value-of-high-resolution-temporal-dynamic-sequence-to-improve-lesion-characterization
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Guillaume Oldrini, Benjamin Fedida, Julie Poujol, Jacques Felblinger, Isabelle Trop, Philippe Henrot, Emile Darai, Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara
PURPOSE: To evaluate the added value of ULTRAFAST-MR sequence to an abbreviated FAST protocol in comparison with FULL protocol to distinguish benign from malignant lesions in a population of women, regardless of breast MR imaging indication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 10th to September 22th, 2014, we retrospectively included a total of 70 consecutive patients with 106 histologically proven lesions (58 malignant and 48 benign) who underwent breast MR imaging for preoperative breast staging (n=38), high-risk screening (n=7), problem solving (n=18), and nipple discharge (n=4) with 12 time resolved imaging of contrast kinetics (TRICKS) acquisitions during contrast inflow interleaved in a regular high-resolution dynamic MRI protocol (FULL protocol)...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968919/nutritional-aspects-of-enhanced-recovery-after-esophagectomy-with-gastric-conduit-reconstruction
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REVIEW
B Feike Kingma, Elles Steenhagen, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) aims to accelerate recovery by a set of multimodality management strategies. For esophagectomy, several nutritional elements of ERAS can be safely introduced and are advised in routine practice, including preadmission counseling to screen and treat for potential malnutrition, shortened preoperative fasting, and carbohydrate loading. However, the timing of oral intake and the use of routine nasogastric decompression remain matter of debate after esophagectomy. Furthermore, more research is needed on future developments such as perioperative immunonutrition...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967721/prognostic-impact-of-frailty-in-elderly-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Francesco Vetta, Gabriella Locorotondo, Giampaolo Vetta, Maria Mignano, Sonia Bracchitta
Over the past few decades, the progressive aging of the population combined with the resulting increase in cardiovascular disease and the marked improvement of technologies applied to surgery justify the marked increase of the elderly patients requiring cardiovascular surgery. This claims a highly skilled perioperative management, which should be aimed at treating cardiac disease without increasing risk of hospitalization-related harmful events. Current preoperative assessment for cardiac surgery, such as the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II (EUROSCORE II) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score, are limited in their ability to predict perioperative outcomes in older patients...
July 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966200/guidelines-for-preoperative-fasting-for-hospitalized-patients
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Jan Powers
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October 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958898/the-impact-of-pancreaticoduodenectomy-on-endocrine-and-exocrine-pancreatic-function-a-prospective-cohort-study-based-on-pre-and-postoperative-function-tests
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Geert Roeyen, Miet Jansen, Vera Hartman, Thiery Chapelle, Bart Bracke, Dirk Ysebaert, Christophe De Block
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Studies reporting on function after pancreatic surgery are frequently based on diabetes history, fasting glycemia or random glycemia. The aim of this study was to investigate prospectively the evolution of pancreatic function in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy based on proper pre- and postoperative function tests. It was hypothesised that pancreatic function deteriorates after pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2016, 78 patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy for oncologic indications had a prospective evaluation of their endocrine and exocrine pancreatic function...
September 9, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955681/recent-updates-of-the-diagnosis-and-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-a-hip-fracture
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REVIEW
Won Chul Shin, Sang Min Lee, Kuen Tak Suh
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal complication that is relatively common after hip surgery. Since patients with a hip fracture have a higher risk of preoperative VTE due to an inability to ambulate after injury and aggravation of underlying age-related conditions, it may be difficult to effectively prevent VTE using only conventional approaches. Very few studies have been published reporting on the prevalence and prevention of VTE in patients with a hip fracture compared to those with hip arthroplasty...
September 2017: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944597/caloric-restriction-induced-decreases-in-dopamine-receptor-availability-are-associated-with-leptin-concentration
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Julia P Dunn, Naji N Abumrad, Robert M Kessler, Bruce W Patterson, Rui Li, Pamela Marks-Shulman, Robyn A Tamboli
OBJECTIVE: It has been previously reported that early after Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass, dopamine (DA) type 2 and 3 receptor (D2/3R) binding potential (BPND ) was decreased from preoperative levels. The current study aimed to determine whether calorie restriction without weight loss modifies D2/3R BPND and whether such changes are explained by neuroendocrine regulation. METHODS: Fifteen females with obesity (BMI = 39 ± 6 kg/m(2) ) were studied before and after ∼10 days of a very-low-calorie-diet (VLCD)...
September 25, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944324/surgeons-approach-toward-clinical-nutrition-a-survey-based-study
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Bahadır Osman Bozkırlı, Rıza Haldun Gündoğdu, Soner Akbaba, Turgay Sayın, Pamir Eren Ersoy
OBJECTIVE: Although many surgical patients face postoperative problems due to a poor nutritional status, there is evidence that many cases of malnutrition still go unnoticed and untreated in surgical wards. This study aims to define the current attitudes of surgeons toward nutritional screening and support. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire with 13 questions was e-mailed to 1500 surgeons. Cross-queries were made over the responses. RESULTS: The response rate was 20...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933332/the-impact-of-caregivers-anxiety-on-patients-anxiety-before-fast-track-knee-arthroplasty
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P Zietek, B Zarzycka, J Zietek, M Stepien-Slodkowska, E Sienko-Awierianow, D Kotrych, K Dobiecki
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Anxiety may have negative repercussions on the surgery including poorer outcomes. On the other hand, the majority of patients reporting preoperative anxiety fear not receiving enough attention from a caregiver. In patients undergoing fast-track knee arthroplasty, we determined the relationship between patients' preoperative anxiety and the anxiety the patient's caregiver. We also analyzed the influence of selected psychosocial and demographic variables on the relationship between caregivers' and patients' anxiety...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914655/percutaneous-nucleoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-a-contained-cervical-disk-herniation
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Judith D de Rooij, Pravesh S Gadjradj, John S Soria van Hoeve, Frank J Huygen, Hans A Aukes, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
Cervical radiculopathy is characterized by compression of the roots of the nerve. When conservative treatment fails and symptoms persist or increase in severity, surgical treatment is considered. Anterior cervical discectomy with or without fusion is regarded as the standard treatment for cervical disk herniation. Recently, there is an evolving trend in spinal surgery towards less invasive techniques. Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive technique in which radiofrequency technology is used for percutaneous decompression...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913958/preoperative-nutritional-management-of-bariatric-patients-in-australia-the-current-practice-of-dietitians
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Ruth Bourne, Judith Tweedie, Fiona Pelly
AIM: The aim of this observational study was to investigate the reported practices of Australian dietitians managing bariatric surgery patients in the preoperative stage. METHODS: An online survey of dietitians providing nutritional care to bariatric patients was developed for the purpose of this investigation. The survey questions were guided by the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Nutritional, Metabolic and Nonsurgical Support of the Bariatric Surgery Patient guidelines and current literature...
September 15, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912855/effect-of-transoral-endoscopic-adenoidectomy-on-peripheral-blood-t-lymphocyte-subsets-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-and-its-treatment-strategy
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Na Yang, Yaofeng Ji, Yin Liu
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of transoral endoscopic adenoidectomy on peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and its treatment strategy. Ninety-eight pediatric patients with adenoidal hypertrophy associated with OSAHS admitted to the Department of Otolaryngology, Xuzhou Children's Hospital were selected. After admission, patients received perfected 24 h polysomnogram monitoring, routine blood examination, fasting blood biochemistry examination, T-lymphocyte subset count, 24 h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and nasopharyngeal computed tomography...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900757/low-incidence-of-postoperative-urinary-retention-with-the-use-of-a-nurse-led-bladder-scan-protocol-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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N P Kort, Y Bemelmans, R Vos, M G M Schotanus
PURPOSE: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR), defined as the inability to empty the bladder voluntary after surgery, is a commonly reported complication. This study reports the incidence and possible risk factors for POUR after elective fast-track hip or knee arthroplasty when using a nurse-led bladder scan protocol. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included data from 803 patients who underwent unilateral hip or knee arthroplasty. Patients' digital clinical records were reviewed for eligibility...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882495/prevalence-of-zinc-deficiency-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Lesley A Braun, Ruchong Ou, Christina Kure, Adriana Trang, Franklin Rosenfeldt
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to define the status of preoperative zinc levels in patients with heart disease presenting for cardiac surgery and to identify any predictors for and any clinical consequences of low zinc levels. METHODS: Adult patients presenting for elective surgery, either coronary artery bypass graft surgery and/or valve replacement, provided a fasting blood sample on the day of admission for surgery. Plasma and erythrocyte zinc levels were analysed and the levels correlated with the patient's characteristics and clinical outcomes...
August 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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