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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820799/regional-anesthesia-and-analgesia-after-surgery-in-icu
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Mathieu Capdevila, Séverin Ramin, Xavier Capdevila
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim is to demonstrate that ICU physicians should play a pivotal role in developing regional anesthesia techniques that are underused in critically ill patients despite the proven facts in perioperative and long-term pain, organ dysfunction, and postsurgery patient health-related quality of life improvement. RECENT FINDINGS: Regional anesthesia and/or analgesia strategies in ICU reduce the surgical and trauma-stress response in surgical patients as well as complications incidence...
August 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806210/risk-stratification-for-major-postoperative-complications-in-patients-undergoing-intra-abdominal-general-surgery-using-latent-class-analysis
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Minjae Kim, Melanie M Wall, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Preoperative risk stratification is a critical element in assessing the risks and benefits of surgery. Prior work has demonstrated that intra-abdominal general surgery patients can be classified based on their comorbidities and risk factors using latent class analysis (LCA), a model-based clustering technique designed to find groups of patients that are similar with respect to characteristics entered into the model. Moreover, the latent risk classes were predictive of 30-day mortality...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806185/graft-quality-verification-in-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-how-when-and-why
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Teresa M Kieser
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operation is one of the few remaining operations/interventions on diseased arteries that are not routinely verified during or immediately after the procedure. This review answers the 'how', 'when' and 'why' of intraoperative CABG assessment. RECENT FINDINGS: More recent than new literature on this topic, is the increased interest in quality assurance of CABG. This is most likely due to reports in the last 5 years suggesting CABG superiority to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for improved mid-term and long-term outcomes; for example, for patients with diabetes mellitus (Freedom Trial by Farkouh in 2012), and for patients with SYNTAX score ≥ 33 (SYNTAX Trial by Mohr in 2013)...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798823/radical-cystectomy-in-patients-with-disseminated-disease-an-assessment-of-perioperative-outcomes-using-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database
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Christopher Wallis, Suneil Khana, Mohammad Hajiha, Robert K Nam, Raj Satkunasivam
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine the effect of the presence of disseminated disease on perioperative outcomes following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. METHODS: We identified 4108 eligible patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. We matched patients with disseminated cancer at the time of surgery to those without disseminated cancer using propensity scores...
August 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772186/an-evaluation-of-involving-family-caregivers-in-the-self-care-of-heart-failure-patients-on-hospital-readmission-randomised-controlled-trial-the-family-study
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Hiba Deek, Sungwon Chang, Phillip J Newton, Samar Noureddine, Sally C Inglis, Ghina Al Arab, Samer Kabbani, Wael Chalak, Nadim Timani, Peter S Macdonald, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of heart failure is increasing in Lebanon but to date there is no systematic evaluation of a disease management intervention. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of involving family caregivers in the self-care of patients with heart failure on the risk of hospital readmission. DESIGN: A multi-site, block randomised controlled trial. SETTINGS: The study was conducted over a 13-month period in three tertiary medical centres in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, Lebanon...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772171/factors-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-perioperative-cardiac-arrest-in-emergent-and-elective-craniotomy-and-spine-surgery
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Timothy D Quinn, Ethan Y Brovman, Linda S Aglio, Richard D Urman
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac arrest following neurosurgery is a devastating complication associated with significant postoperative morbidity and mortality. There are no published studies that have used a large and robust multicenter database to specifically examine demographic and surgical risk factors associated with cardiac arrests following craniotomy and spine surgeries, respectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database for the period between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2013, focusing on cardiac arrest associated with craniotomy and spine surgery from the intraoperative period to 30days after surgery...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764269/analysis-of-clinical-indicators-of-quality-in-patients-with-endotracheal-intubation
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Sulochana Dash, Sreelatha Balasubramanian
INTRODUCTION: Quality and safety in anaesthesia is usually monitored by analysis of perioperative mortality-morbidity and are influenced by anaesthetic and non-anaesthetic factors. AIM: This study was conducted to analyse the incidence of clinical indicators of quality in endotracheally intubated patients undergoing general abdominal surgeries and obstetric and gynaecological procedures under general anaesthesia and to determine contributing factors for the same...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760477/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital%C3%A2-heart-surgery-database-2017-update-on-research
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Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Kevin D Hill, Christoph Hornik, Sean M O'Brien, Sara K Pasquali, David Vener, S Ram Kumar, Robert H Habib, David M Shahian, Fred H Edwards, Felix G Fernandez
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database (STS CHSD) is the largest congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical clinical data registry in the world. It contains data pertaining to more than 435,000 total operations. The most recent biannual feedback report to participants (Spring 2017, Report of the Twenty-Sixth Harvest) included analysis of data submitted from 127 hospitals in North America. That represents nearly all centers performing pediatric and congenital heart operations in the United States and Canada...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756627/pathogen-reduced-platelets-for-the-prevention-of-bleeding
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Lise J Estcourt, Reem Malouf, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Simon J Stanworth, Michael F Murphy
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusions are used to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are thrombocytopenic. Despite improvements in donor screening and laboratory testing, a small risk of viral, bacterial, or protozoal contamination of platelets remains. There is also an ongoing risk from newly emerging blood transfusion-transmitted infections for which laboratory tests may not be available at the time of initial outbreak.One solution to reduce the risk of blood transfusion-transmitted infections from platelet transfusion is photochemical pathogen reduction, in which pathogens are either inactivated or significantly depleted in number, thereby reducing the chance of transmission...
July 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755257/two-way-interaction-effects-of-perioperative-complications-on-30-day-mortality-in-general-surgery
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Minjae Kim, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Multiple perioperative complications increase mortality risk, and certain complications synergistically increase this risk to a greater degree than might be expected if the complications were independent, but these effects are not well established. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 422,827 intraabdominal general surgery patients (American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2011). Eight complications were evaluated: acute respiratory failure (ARF), acute kidney injury (AKI), sepsis/septic shock, stroke, cardiac arrest (CA), myocardial infarction (MI), deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolus, and transfusion...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752477/addition-of-biomarker-panel-improves-prediction-performance-of-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-acs-nsqip-calculator-for-cardiac-risk-assessment-of-elderly-patients-preparing-for-major-non-cardiac-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Danica Z Marković, Tatjana Jevtović-Stoimenov, Vladan Ćosić, Biljana Stošić, Bojana Marković Živković, Radmilo J Janković
BACKGROUND: Number of elderly patients subjected to extensive surgical procedures in the presence of cardiovascular morbidities is increasing every year. Therefore, there is a need to make preoperative diagnostics more accurate. AIMS: To evaluate the usefulness of American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) calculator as a predictive tool in preoperative assessment of cardiovascular risk in elderly patients. METHODS: This prospective pilot study included 78 patients who were being prepared for extensive non-cardiac surgeries under general anaesthesia...
July 27, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751850/anmco-sic-sici-gise-sicch-executive-summary-of-consensus-document-on-risk-stratification-in-elderly-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-before-surgery-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Giovanni Pulignano, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Samuele Baldasseroni, Francesco Bedogni, Giovanni Cioffi, Ciro Indolfi, Francesco Romeo, Adriano Murrone, Francesco Musumeci, Alessandro Parolari, Leonardo Patanè, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Annalisa Mongiardo, Carmen Spaccarotella, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Musumeci
Aortic stenosis is one of the most frequent valvular diseases in developed countries, and its impact on public health resources and assistance is increasing. A substantial proportion of elderly people with severe aortic stenosis is not eligible to surgery because of the advanced age, frailty, and multiple co-morbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) enables the treatment of very elderly patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk considered ineligible for surgery and with an acceptable life expectancy...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747944/impact-of-post-hospital-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-after-surgical-treatment-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Józefa Dąbek, Ewelina Pyka, Joanna Piotrkowicz, Krystian Stachoń, Grażyna Bonek-Wytrych
INTRODUCTION: The quality of life of cardiovascular patients is worse than that of healthy individuals. Pain, dyspnea, and fatigue impair daily activities, which in turn leads to decreased life satisfaction and emotional deterioration. The objective of comprehensive treatment, including early rehabilitation, is to reduce the risk of complications, progression, and recurrence of the disease, as well as to restore, maintain, or improve all aspects of the patient's quality of life to the greatest extent possible...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744744/the-effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-on-anastomotic-leak-and-additional-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Ivy N Haskins, Matthew D Kroh, Richard L Amdur, Jeffrey L Ponksy, John H Rodriguez, Khashayar Vaziri
INTRODUCTION: In addition to increased perioperative morbidity, anastomotic leak following gastric resection for gastric cancer can have detrimental effects on overall and disease-free survival. The risk of anastomotic leak following neoadjuvant therapy remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy with postoperative anastomotic leak and additional 30-day morbidity and mortality outcomes following total gastrectomy with reconstruction for gastric cancer using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738944/predicting-postoperative-complications-for-acute-care-surgery-patients-using-the-acs-nsqip-surgical-risk-calculator
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Jessica R Burgess, Benjamin Smith, Rebecca Britt, Leonard Weireter, Travis Polk
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) risk calculator has been used to assist surgeons in predicting the risk of postoperative complications. This study aims to determine if the risk calculator accurately predicts complications in acute care surgical patients undergoing laparotomy. A retrospective review was performed on all patients on the acute care surgery service at a tertiary hospital who underwent laparotomy between 2011 and 2012. The preoperative risk factors were used to calculate the estimated risks of postoperative complications in both the original ACS NSQIP calculator and updated calculator (June 2016)...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737598/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Jeffrey A Alten, Darren Klugman, Tia T Raymond, David S Cooper, Janet E Donohue, Wenying Zhang, Sara K Pasquali, Michael G Gaies
OBJECTIVES: In-hospital cardiac arrest occurs in 2.6-6% of children with cardiac disease and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Much remains unknown about cardiac arrest in pediatric cardiac ICUs; therefore, we aimed to describe cardiac arrest epidemiology in a contemporary multicenter cardiac ICU cohort. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis within the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. SETTING: Cardiac ICUs within 23 North American hospitals...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734627/the-impact-of-frailty-on-functional-survival-in-patients-1%C3%A2-year-after-cardiac-surgery
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James Lytwyn, Andrew N Stammers, D Scott Kehler, Patrick Jung, Bryce Alexander, Brett M Hiebert, Chris Dubiel, Dustin Kimber, Naomi Hamm, Mekayla Clarke, Carly Fraser, Brittany Pedreira, Todd A Duhamel, Navdeep Tangri, Rakesh C Arora
OBJECTIVE: This study determined whether frailty provides incremental value to the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II in identifying patients at risk of poor 1-year functional survival. METHODS: This prospective study in patients undergoing cardiac surgery defined frailty using 3 common definitions: (1) the Modified Fried Criteria; (2) the Short Physical Performance Battery; and (3) the Clinical Frailty Scale. The primary outcome was functional survival, defined as being alive at 1 year postsurgery with a health-related quality of life score greater than 60 on the EuroQol-Visual Analogue Scale...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722339/structured-pain-management-reduces-patient-discomfort-after-catheter-ablation-and-rhythm-device-surgery
#18
M Dörschner, A Bollmann, B Dinov, S Richter, M Döring, A Arya, A Müssigbrodt, S Kircher, N Dagres, P Sommer, G Hindricks, K Bode
BACKGROUND: The goal was to test the effectiveness of a structured pain management programme after invasive electrophysiological interventions in cardiology including ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) and implantation, or explantation, of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. METHODS: This was a prospective study with a pre-/post-design where a post-intervention group (116 consecutive patients) was compared to a pre-intervention group (102 consecutive patients) after implementation of a structured pain-management programme using the numeric rating scale (NRS 0-10) and classified as moderate-to-severe if NRS > 3...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711400/thirty-day-outcomes-after-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-are-superior-to-open-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-involving-visceral-vessels
#19
Prateek K Gupta, Reshma Brahmbhatt, Kelly Kempe, Shaun M Stickley, Michael J Rohrer
OBJECTIVE: Although few studies have reported outcomes after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms involving visceral vessels (AAA-Vs), no multi-institutional study has compared FEVAR with open surgery (OS) for AAA-Vs. Our objective was to compare 30-day outcomes after FEVAR vs OS for AAA-Vs. METHODS: Patients who underwent FEVAR (n = 535) and OS (n = 1207) for elective AAA-Vs were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2008 to 2013 database...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706865/echocardiography-of-the-tricuspid-valve-acknowledgements
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Jamahal Luxford, Levi Bassin, Michael D'Ambra
The tricuspid valve (TV), although occasionally considered "neglected" is the subject of renewed and increasing interest. Factors include an awareness that tricuspid value dysfunction is influential in patient outcomes, an improving understanding of valve anatomy and function and evolving techniques available to address tricuspid regurgitation. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can be classified as being due to primary diseases of the valve or functional in nature, with the majority being functional. Whilst it was previously believed that such functional TR, resulting from left sided disease, would resolve after correction of the underlying pathology this is now known not to be true...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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