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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319533/-perfscore-a-multidimensional-score-a-simple-way-to-predict-the-success-of-cardiac-rehabilitation
#1
Patrizia Maras, Sara Doimo, Alessando Altinier, Alessio Della Mattia, Luigia Scudeller, Gianfranco Sinagra, Catherine Klersy
BACKGROUND: We propose a simple and reliable score, performance score ('PERFSCORE'), that allows cardiologists to assess the achievement of therapeutic goals. METHODS: We identified six indicators of cardiac rehabilitation performance: heart rate (HR) less than 70 beats/min; blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mmHg; smoking cessation or non-smokers; left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) more than 40%; LDLc less than 100 mg/dl or more than 70 mg/dl if diabetic; and on treatment at least with three drugs among angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), β-blockers, statins, and ASA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319511/the-first-us-clinical-experience-with-computer-assisted-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-observational-comparative-study-on-efficacy-safety-efficiency-and-endoscopist-and-patient-satisfaction
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Otto S Lin, Richard A Kozarek, Deborah Tombs, Danielle La Selva, Wade Weigel, Ryan Beecher, Ana Jensen, Michael Gluck, Andrew Ross
BACKGROUND: Computer-assisted propofol sedation (CAPS) is now approved for moderate sedation of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I and II patients undergoing routine endoscopy. As the first US medical center to adopt CAPS for routine clinical use, we compared patient and endoscopist satisfaction with CAPS versus midazolam and fentanyl (MF) sedation. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective outpatient upper endoscopy and colonoscopy with CAPS were compared with concurrent patients sedated with MF...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319277/the-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-free-flap-safety-in-the-elderly-patients
#3
Galip Gencay Üstün, Ali Emre Aksu, Hakan Uzun, Ozan Bitik
BACKGROUND: Prolonged mean life expectancy gives rise to a more populated and older patient group. With increasing number of cases during the past decades, older patients are regarded as candidates for microsurgical interventions. Whether advanced patient age is an independent risk factor for microsurgical reconstruction is still an ongoing matter of debate. METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE databases were screened for combination of the key words "elderly", "geriatric", "advanced age", "free flap", "microsurgery", free tissue transfer" by using time limits between 1989 and 2015...
March 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317755/dnp-and-atp-induced-alteration-in-disease-development-of-phomopsis-longanae-chi-inoculated-longan-fruit-by-acting-on-energy-status-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production-scavenging-system
#4
Yifen Lin, Mengyin Chen, Hetong Lin, Yen-Con Hung, Yixiong Lin, Yihui Chen, Hui Wang, John Shi
As compared with P. longanae-inoculated longans, DNP treatment for P. longanae-inoculated longans exhibited higher fruit disease index and pericarp browning index, lower ATP amount and energy charge level, lower activities of SOD, CAT and APX, lower amounts of AsA and GSH, lower levels of DPPH radical scavenging activity and reducing power, higher O2(-) generating rate and MDA amount. However, supply of ATP for P. longanae-inoculated longans showed the contrary effects. These results gave convincing evidence that DNP treatment for accelerating pericarp browning and disease development of harvested longans caused by P...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317227/trends-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Darren Ow, Nathan Papa, Marlon Perera, Peter Liodakis, Shomik Sengupta, Stephen Clarke, Damien M Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: To assess current treatment trends and perioperative outcomes of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in a tertiary institution. METHODS: We prospectively collected a database of all patients undergoing TURP and PVP for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at a tertiary hospital between January 2011 and December 2013. Patient characteristics such as length of stay, readmission, anticoagulation status, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score and need for blood transfusion were recorded and analysed...
March 19, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317042/impact-of-scheduled-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-following-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage
#6
Bo-Hyun Jung, Jeong-Ik Park
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Frequently encountered in practice, the first-line treatment for acute cholecystitis is early or urgent cholecystectomy, with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) being the preferred method. Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) is considered as a safe alternative therapeutic option for resolving acute cholecystitis in surgically high-risk patients. We evaluated the surgical outcomes of acute cholecystitis, focusing on the differences between emergent LC without PTGBD, and scheduled LC following PTGBD...
February 2017: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314555/the-effects-of-intra-articular-levobupivacain-versus-levobupivacain-plus-magnesium-sulfate-on-postoperative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-meniscectomy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
#7
Nurcan Kizilcik, Turhan Özler, Ferdi Menda, Çağatay Uluçay, Özge Köner, Faik Altintaş
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compared the effectiveness of intraarticular levobupivacain with levobupivacain and magnesium sulfate. METHODS: In this prospective randomized double blinded study, 96 patients (67 male, 29 female; age range: 18-65 years) with ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologist) score I and II, who had undergone arthroscopic meniscectomy operation, were divided to 3 groups that had postoperative analgesia with intra-articular saline injection (control group), levobupivacain injection (L group) or levobupivacain and magnesium sulfate injection (LM group)...
March 14, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314329/liver-resections-for-colorectal-metastases-in-patients-aged-over-75-years
#8
Vladislav Treska, Jakub Fichtl, Jan Bruha, Vaclav Liska, Stanislav Kormunda, Jindrich Finek
BACKGROUND: Concerns regarding postoperative complications following liver resection for colorectal liver metastases (CLMs) in elderly patients may lead to preference for conservative therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of patient age in the development of postoperative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Surgical complications were evaluated in 712 patients who underwent surgery for CLMs over the past 13 years. Seventy-two patients (10.1%) were aged ≥75 years and 640 (89...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301911/the-prevalence-and-clinical-relevance-of-asa-nonresponse-after-cardiac-surgery
#9
Saskia Wand, Elisabeth Hannah Adam, Anna Julienne Wetz, Patrick Meybohm, Nils Kunze-Szikszay, Kai Zacharowski, Aron Frederick Popov, Anton Moritz, Lisa Moldenhauer, Julia Kaiser, Martin Bauer, Christian Friedrich Weber
We aimed to identify the prevalence of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) nonresponse in patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and the possible consequences for the rate of major cardiovascular events. This prospective, observational, bicentric cohort study was conducted in two German University hospitals. A total of 400 patients (200 in each study center) undergoing elective CABG surgery were enrolled after written informed consent. Platelet function was analyzed on day 3 (d3) and day 5 (d5) postoperatively following stimulation with arachidonic acid (ASPItest) and with thrombin receptor-activating peptide 6 (TRAPtest) using multiple electrode aggregometry (Multiplate)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298792/comparison-of-king-vision-and-truview-laryngoscope-for-postextubation-visualization-of-vocal-cord-mobility-in-patients-undergoing-thyroid-and-major-neck-surgeries-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anto Sahaya Priyanka, Kusha Nag, V R Hemanth Kumar, Dewan Roshan Singh, Senthil Kumar, T Sivashanmugam
BACKGROUND: Visualization of vocal cords following extubation after thyroid and major neck surgeries is highly desirable for the surgeon as well as the anaesthesiologist to rule out vocal cord palsy or oedema. As the patient is emerging from general anaesthesia, it may be challenging for the anaesthesiologist to optimally visualise and grade vocal cord movement following extubation. SETTING: Randomized clinical trial at a tertiary care centre. METHODOLOGY: After obtaining institutional ethics committee approval, 60 patients posted for thyroid and major neck surgeries under American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade I and II were recruited for the study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298785/the-effect-of-intravenous-dexmedetomidine-compared-to-propofol-on-patients-hemodynamics-as-a-sedative-in-brachial-plexus-block-a-comparative-study
#11
Amarjeet Kumar, Chandni Sinha, Ajeet Kumar, Poonam Kumari
BACKGROUND: The quest for an ideal sedative during regional anesthesia is on. Although propofol has been accepted as a sedative intraoperatively, it can be associated with troublesome hemodynamic changes. Dexmedetomidine is a new alpha 2 agonist used widely for sedation. AIMS: In this study, we tried to compare equivalent doses of dexmedetomidine infusion with propofol with emphasis on their effect on the hemodynamics. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective, single-blinded randomized controlled trial...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298784/ventilation-of-nonparalyzed-patients-under-anesthesia-with-laryngeal-mask-airway-comparison-of-three-modes-of-ventilation-volume-controlled-ventilation-pressure-controlled-ventilation-and-pressure-controlled-ventilation-volume-guarantee
#12
Maroun Badwi Ghabach, Elie M El Hajj, Rouba D El Dib, Jeanette M Rkaiby, May S Matta, May R Helou
BACKGROUND: Pressure controlled ventilation (PCV) is the preferable mode of ventilation of nonparalyzed patients undergoing anesthesia with laryngeal mask airway (LMA) as compared to volume controlled ventilation (VCV) and spontaneously breathing patient. In this study, we compared the PC-volume guarantee (PC-VG) mode of ventilation with VCV and PCV modes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status Classes I and II, scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia with a classic LMA were ventilated, subsequently, with the three modes of ventilation: VCV, PCV, and PC-VG for 10 min each mode...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298776/a-comparative-study-for-post-operative-analgesia-in-the-emergency-laparotomies-thoracic-epidural-ropivacaine-with-nalbuphine-and-ropivacaine-with-butorphanol
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Saravana Babu, Bikram Kumar Gupta, Gyanendra Kumar Gautam
BACKGROUND: Adequate postoperative pain therapy for emergency abdominal surgeries is important far beyond the perioperative period because sensitization to painful stimuli can cause postoperative morbidity. A prospective, double-blind, randomized study was carried out to compare the quality of postoperative analgesia and side-effect profile between epidurally administered butorphanol and nalbuphine as an adjuvant to 0.2% ropivacaine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of eighty patients, 43 men and 37 women between the age of 18 and 65 years of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Class I E and II E, who underwent intestinal perforation repair surgery were randomly allocated into two groups ropivacaine with butorphanol (RB) and ropivacaine with nalbuphine (RN), comprising of 40 patients each...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298775/a-comparative-study-of-intravenous-dexmedetomidine-and-intravenous-clonidine-for-postspinal-shivering-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-orthopedic-surgeries
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Manohar Panneer, Prakash Murugaiyan, Sufala Viswas Rao
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine and clonidine have been used for the prevention and treatment of shivering following spinal blockade. A prospective randomized, double-blinded study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine and clonidine in controlling postspinal shivering. METHODS: A total of sixty participants of equal sex, aged between 18 and 60 years of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I/II Class, who underwent orthopedic lower limb surgeries under spinal anesthesia with ≥Grade III shivering were randomly divided into two groups, Group D (n = 30) received injection dexmedetomidine 0...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298774/a-survey-on-awareness-about-the-role-of-anesthesia-and-anesthesiologists-among-the-patients-undergoing-surgeries-in-a-tertiary-care-teaching-women-and-children-hospital
#15
Vinay Marulasiddappa, H N Nethra
BACKGROUND: Although anesthesiology has grown tremendously and although anesthesiologists play a crucial role in the perioperative management of patients and also outside operating theater (OT) such as critical care, pain clinic, and labor analgesia, they do not get due recognition. We conducted a study to assess the awareness about the role of anesthesia and anesthesiologists among patients scheduled to undergo surgery in a Government Tertiary Care Teaching Women and Children Hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298771/attenuation-of-hemodynamic-response-to-skull-pin-head-holder-insertion-intravenous-clonidine-versus-intravenous-lignocaine-infusion
#16
Nethra H Nanjundaswamy, Vinay Marulasiddappa
BACKGROUND: Insertion of skull pin induces a significant increase in heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and intracranial pressure. Alpha 2 agonist clonidine and intravenous (i.v.) lignocaine are effective in attenuating stress response. Local infiltration of pin site and scalp block with lignocaine are commonly used techniques for prevention of hemodynamic response to skull pin insertion. We compared the effectiveness of i.v. clonidine infusion and i.v. lignocaine infusion in suppressing the hemodynamic response to skull pin head holder insertion...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298751/comparative-study-of-two-laryngeal-mask-airways-proseal-laryngeal-mask-airway-and-supreme-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-anesthetized-paralyzed-adults-undergoing-elective-surgery
#17
Ravneet Kaur Gill, Abhijit Tarat, Debagopal Pathak, Suneeta Dutta
CONTEXT: Supraglottic airway devices can act as an alternative to endotracheal intubation in both normal and difficult airway. LMA Proseal (P-LMA) and LMA Supreme (S-LMA) alongwith acting as effective ventilating device, provide port for gastric drainage. AIM: The objective of this study was to compare the two devices for effective ventilation and complications. SETTING AND DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, single-blinded study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298567/omeract-quality-adjusted-life-years-qaly-working-group-do-current-qaly-measures-capture-what-matters-to-patients
#18
Logan Trenaman, Annelies Boonen, Francis Guillemin, Mickael Hiligsmann, Alison Hoens, Carlo Marra, Will Taylor, Jennifer Barton, Peter Tugwell, George Wells, Nick Bansback
OBJECTIVE: To understand the limitations with current patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) used to generate quality-adjusted life-years (QALY) in rheumatology, and set a research agenda. METHODS: Two activities were undertaken. The first was a scoping review of published studies that have used PROM to generate QALY in rheumatology between 2011 and 2016. The second was an interactive "eyeball test" exercise at Outcome Measures in Rheumatology 13 that compared subdomains of widely used generic PROM, as identified through the scoping review, to subdomains of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis Health Index (ASAS-HI) condition-specific PROM for ankylosing spondylitis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297663/disrupting-glutamate-co-transmission-does-not-affect-acquisition-of-conditioned-behavior-reinforced-by-dopamine-neuron-activation
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Dong V Wang, Thomas Viereckel, Vivien Zell, Åsa Konradsson-Geuken, Carl J Broker, Aleksandr Talishinsky, Ji Hoon Yoo, Melissa H Galinato, Emma Arvidsson, Andrew J Kesner, Thomas S Hnasko, Åsa Wallén-Mackenzie, Satoshi Ikemoto
Dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) were previously found to express vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGLUT2) and to co-transmit glutamate in the ventral striatum (VStr). This capacity may play an important role in reinforcement learning. Although it is known that activation of the VTA-VStr dopamine system readily reinforces behavior, little is known about the role of glutamate co-transmission in such reinforcement. By combining electrode recording and optogenetics, we found that stimulation of VTA dopamine neurons in vivo evoked fast excitatory responses in many VStr neurons of adult mice...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297635/oh-initiated-transformation-and-hydrolysis-of-aspirin-in-aops-system-dft-and-experimental-studies
#20
Lin He, Xiaomin Sun, Fanping Zhu, Shaojie Ren, Shuguang Wang
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) are widely used in wastewater treatment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs). In this work, the OH-initiated transformation as well as the hydrolysis of a typical PPCPs, aspirin, was investigated using density functional theory (DFT) calculations and laboratory experiments. For DFT calculations, the frontier electron densities and bond dissociation energies were analyzed. Profiles of the potential energy surface were constructed, and all the possible pathways were discussed...
March 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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