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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468091/surgical-technical-evidence-review-for-elective-total-joint-replacement-conducted-for-the-ahrq-safety-program-for-improving-surgical-care-and-recovery
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Christopher P Childers, Anaar E Siletz, Emily S Singer, Claire Faltermeier, Q Lina Hu, Clifford Y Ko, Gregory J Golladay, Stephen L Kates, Elizabeth C Wick, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons
Background: Use of enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) can improve patient outcomes, yet national implementation of these pathways remains low. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; funder), the American College of Surgeons, and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patent Safety and Quality have developed the Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery-a national effort to catalyze implementation of practices to improve perioperative care and enhance recovery of surgical patients...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463205/outcomes-of-arthroscopic-capsular-release-for-the-diabetic-frozen-shoulder-in-asian-patients
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Ken Lee Puah, Muhammad Sabith Salieh, William Yeo, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic patients have been known to have a higher incidence of frozen shoulder. Arthroscopic capsular release has been described for diabetic frozen shoulder refractory to non-surgical treatment. We describe our single-surgeon experience of this procedure done in Asian patients presenting with diabetic frozen shoulder. RESULTS: Data were prospectively collected from 25 patients from 2007 to 2008, who underwent arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder with diabetes mellitus...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462061/visual-loss-following-spine-surgery-what-have-we-seen-within-the-scoliosis-research-society-morbidity-and-mortality-database
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Jamal N Shillingford, Joseph L Laratta, Nana O Sarpong, Hasani Swindell, Meghan Cerpa, Ronald A Lehman, Lawrence G Lenke, Charla Fischer
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) morbidity and mortality (M&M) database. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate visual related complications in spinal deformity patients undergoing spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The SRS compiles surgeon-reported complications into an M&M database, tracking postoperative complications including visual loss, neurological deficits, infections, and death...
February 16, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460019/association-between-characteristics-of-foveal-cystoid-spaces-and-short-term-responsiveness-to-ranibizumab-for-diabetic-macular-edema
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Tomoaki Murakami, Kiyoshi Suzuma, Akihito Uji, Shin Yoshitake, Yoko Dodo, Masahiro Fujimoto, Tatsuya Yoshitake, Yuko Miwa, Nagahisa Yoshimura
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between the characteristics of foveal cystoid spaces and short-term responsiveness to ranibizumab treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) at 3 months from the initial injection. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 66 eyes of 61 patients with center-involved DME who received three consecutive ranibizumab injections and following as-needed administrations. We evaluated the relationship between visual improvement at 3 months and the preoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT) parameters including hyperreflective foci, heterogeneous OCT reflectivity, mean levels of OCT reflectivity and height of foveal cystoid spaces...
February 19, 2018: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455221/perioperative-lumbar-drain-utilization-in-transsphenoidal-pituitary-resection
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Shatha Alharbi, Griffith Harsh, Abdulrazag Ajlan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate lumbar drain (LD) efficacy in transnasal resection of pituitary macroadenomas in preventing postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, technique safety, and effect on length of hospital stay. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective data review of pituitary tumor patients in our institution who underwent surgery between December 2006 and January 2013. All patients were operated on for complete surgical resection of pituitary macroadenoma tumors...
January 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453652/significance-of-the-nonneoplastic-renal-parenchymal-findings-in-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-series
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Ercan Malkoç, Matthew J Maurice, Oktay Akça, Önder Kara, Homayoun Zargar, Hiury Andrade, Daniel Ramirez, Peter Caputo, Robert Stein, Demirjian Sevag, Jihad H Kaouk
AIM: To describe the pathological characteristics of the peritumoral non-neoplastic renal parenchyma (NNRP) and to investigate their impact on long-term renal function after partial nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our institutional robotic partial nephrectomy database, we identified 394 cases with pathological assessment of the NNRP and long-term postoperative renal functional follow-up. The NNRP was classified as normal (healthy renal parenchyma) or abnormal, based on the presence of arteriosclerosis, glomerulosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis, interstitial inflammation, and/or tubulopapillary hyperplasia...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452972/does-preoperative-opioid-use-increase-the-risk-of-early-revision-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Nicholas A Bedard, David E DeMik, S Blake Dowdle, Jessell M Owens, Steve S Liu, John J Callaghan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of preoperative opioid use on the risk of subsequent revison after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: The Humana database was queried for unilateral THA between 2007-2015. Patients were tracked for the occurrence of an ipsilateral revision THA for 2. Factors analyzed included preoperative opioid use (defined as a history of opioid prescription filled within 3 months preceding primary THA), age, sex, diabetes, anxiety/depression, chronic kidney disease, and obesity (body mass index > 30 kg/m 2 )...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444159/antitumor-effects-of-metformin-via-indirect-inhibition-of-protein-phosphatase-2a-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer
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Shinsuke Hanawa, Akira Mitsuhashi, Makio Shozu
OBJECTIVE: Metformin, an antidiabetic drug, inhibits the endometrial cancer cell growth in vivo by improving the insulin resistance; however, its mechanism of action is not completely understood. Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is a serine/threonine phosphatase associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, and its inhibition restores the insulin resistance. This study investigated the antitumor effect of metformin on endometrial cancer with a focus on PP2A. METHODS: Metformin (1,500-2,250 mg/day) was preoperatively administered to patients with endometrial cancer for 4 to 6 weeks...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443762/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-ankle-fracture-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Yaning Sun, Huijuan Wang, Yuchao Tang, Haitao Zhao, Shiji Qin, Lihui Xu, Zhiyong Xia, Fengqi Zhang
Information on surgical site infection (SSI) after surgical treatment of ankle fracture is limited and remains controversial. The purpose of the present study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for SSI after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of ankle fracture. Patients who underwent ORIF for ankle fracture at 3 centers between January 2015 and December 2016 were included. The potential risk factors for SSI included demographic variables, including age, sex, body mass index (BMI), hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, smoking, and excessive alcohol intake; blood test variables including preoperative white blood cell count, neutrophil count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, total protein, albumin and globulin; injury- and surgery-related variables, including duration of operation (minutes), intraoperative blood loss, surgeon level, fracture site, accompanied dislocation, use of a drainage tube, and antibiotic use...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436275/predictors-of-readmission-and-reoperation-in-patients-undergoing-parathyroidectomy-for-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Ansley M Roche, Jason A Brant, And Raymond L Chai
Objective Identify risk factors for 30-day reoperation and readmission after parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Study Design Retrospective analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database from 2012 through 2014. Subjects and Methods Patients undergoing parathyroidectomy and parathyroid reexploration for primary hyperparathyroidism. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to determine risk factors for reoperation and readmission...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435609/combined-endoscopic-approach-in-the-management-of-suprasellar-craniopharyngioma
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Chandrashekhar E Deopujari, Vikram S Karmarkar, Nishit Shah, Ravindran Vashu, Rahul Patil, Chandan Mohanty, Salman Shaikh
INTRODUCTION: Craniopharyngiomas are dysontogenic tumors with benign histology but aggressive behavior. The surgical challenges posed by the tumor are well recognized. Neuroendoscopy has recently contributed to its surgical management. This study focuses on our experience in managing craniopharyngiomas in recent years, highlighting the role of combined endoscopic trans-ventricular and endonasal approach. CASE SERIES: Ninety-two patients have been treated for craniopharyngioma from 2000 to 2016 by the senior author...
February 12, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432267/effectiveness-of-preoperative-antibiotics-in-preventing-surgical-site-infection-after-common-soft-tissue-procedures-of-the-hand
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Kevin Li, Tanmaya D Sambare, Sam Y Jiang, Emily J Shearer, Nathan P Douglass, Robin N Kamal
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic prophylaxis is a common but controversial practice for clean soft tissue procedures of the hand, such as carpal tunnel release or trigger finger release. Previous studies report no substantial reduction in the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after antibiotic prophylaxis, yet are limited in power by low sample sizes and low overall rates of postoperative infection. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Is there evidence that antibiotic prophylaxis decreases the risk of SSI after soft tissue hand surgery when using propensity score matching to control for potential confounding variables such as demographics, procedure type, medication use, existing comorbidities, and postoperative events? METHODS: This retrospective analysis used the Truven Health MarketScan databases, large, multistate commercial insurance claims databases corresponding to inpatient and outpatient services and outpatient drug claims made between January 2007 and December 2014...
February 8, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430596/five-year-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-comparison-between-adults-and-adolescents
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Nesreen Khidir, Moamena Ahmed El-Matbouly, Davit Sargsyan, Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Moataz Bashah, Michel Gagner
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery in adolescents is still under debate. Literature about the long-term impact of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) on adolescents' obesity and associated morbidities is scarce. It is unknown if LSG shows better long-term results in the adolescent or adult group. AIM: To compare the long-term effectiveness of LSG on obesity and associated comorbidities between adolescents and adults. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed all patients with morbid obesity who underwent LSG in (2011-2012) and were followed for up to 5 years...
February 11, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425312/risk-factors-for-early-intraocular-pressure-elevation-after-cataract-surgery-in-a-cohort-of-united-states-veterans
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Kaushik Annam, Allison J Chen, Irene M Lee, Alfred A Paul, Jorge J Rivera, Paul B Greenberg
Introduction: Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). A well-known complication is a transient but potentially harmful elevation in intraocular pressure (IOP) within the 24-h postoperative period. The purpose of this study is to investigate the risk factors for IOP elevation 1 d after cataract surgery in a cohort of United States (US) veterans. Materials and Methods: The study included 784 patients who underwent cataract surgery between April 2013 and April 2016 at a single Veterans Affairs medical center in Providence, RI...
February 7, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424157/-clinical-observation-of-5-cases-of-diabetes-insipidus-complicated-with-skeletal-fluorosis
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Shuan-Chi Wang, Xiao-Bing Tao, Fang-Fang Wang, Nan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of diabetes insipidus complicated with skeletal fluorosis and the surgical treatment of spinal canal stenosis caused by skeletal fluorosis. METHODS: From January 2000 to November 2011, 5 patients with diabetes insipidus complicated with skeletal fluorosis were treated with drug and cervical or thoracic posterior decompression including 2 males and 3 females with age of 35, 45, 47, 49, 55 years old respectively. The symptoms was mainly limb motor sensory disturbance accompanied by polyuria and polyuria...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420411/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Amihai Rottenstreich, Uriel Elchalal, Geffen Kleinstern, Nahum Beglaibter, Abed Khalaileh, Ram Elazary
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with maternal and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of deliveries that occurred from 2006 to 2016 at two university hospitals. The study group comprised all women who had undergone laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and who delivered during the study period. If a woman had more than one pregnancy during the study period, data from only her first pregnancy were used...
February 5, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417782/-posterior-debridement-interbody-fusion-internal-fixation-for-treatment-of-lumbar-discitis
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Lin Chen, Jun Cheng, Bo Li, Fang-Biao Zhan, You Zhang, Shi-Long Feng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of posterior debridement, interbody fusion with internal fixation in the treatment of lumbar discitis. METHODS: The clinical data of 13 patients with lumbar discitis treated from January 2005 to June 2012 was retrospectively analyzed. There were 9 males and 4 females, aged from 31 to 68 years old with an average of 56 years old. There were 2 cases on L3, 4, 4 cases on L4, 5, and 7 cases on L5S1. Two cases complicated with diabetes, 4 cases with hypertension, and 1 case with obsolete pulmonary tuberculosis...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412386/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-severely-obese-adolescents-effects-on-metabolic-profile
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Ruth Rocha Franco, Marina Ybarra, Louise Cominato, Larissa Mattar, Leandra Steinmetz, Durval Damiani, Manoel Carlos Prieto Velhote
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to conduct clinical and metabolic evaluations of obese adolescents before and after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) (up to 24 months). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was designed as a retrospective, descriptive series of cases study, conducted in Instituto da Criança, São Paulo, Brazil. Analysis of clinical and laboratory data from 22 obese adolescents between 14 and 19 years old submitted to LSG between 2007 and 2014. Patients had BMI > 40 kg/m2 or BMI > 35 kg/m2 with comorbidities...
December 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409267/uncontrolled-diabetes-as-a-potential-risk-factor-in-tibiotalocalcaneal-fusion-using-a-retrograde-intramedullary-nail
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Moses Lee, Woo Jin Choi, Seung Hwan Han, Jinyoung Jang, Jin Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion using a retrograde intramedullary (IM) nail is an effective salvage option for terminal-stage hindfoot problems. However, as many patients who receive TTC fusion bear unfavorable medical comorbidities, the risk of nonunion, infection and other complications increases. This study was performed to identify the factors influencing outcomes after TTC fusion using a retrograde IM nail. METHODS: Between September 2008 and February 2012, 34 consecutive patients received TTC fusion using a retrograde IM nail for limb salvage...
July 22, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406470/bimanual-microincision-vitreous-surgery-for-severe-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-outcome-in-more-than-300-eyes
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Cyrus M Shroff, Charu Gupta, Daraius Shroff, Neelam Atri, Priyanka Gupta, Ranjan Dutta
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual and anatomical outcomes and safety of bimanual microincision vitreous surgery for severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: Retrospective review of 315 eyes of 282 patients who underwent 23-gauge or 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with bimanual membrane dissection for diabetic tractional detachment from January 2007 to September 2016. Minimum follow-up was 3 months, and the average duration of follow-up was 23 months (range 3-100 months; median 15 months)...
February 5, 2018: Retina
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