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JiSun Choi, Emily Cramer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of RNs on the implementation of safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) programs in states with and without SPHM legislation. BACKGROUND: Despite numerous strategies developed to reduce caregiver injuries, nurses are still experiencing work-related musculoskeletal injuries. A comprehensive SPHM program has been found to be effective in reducing patient handling injuries among nurses. METHODS: By using data from 143 480 RNs working in 321 acute care hospitals in 44 US states, RNs' perceptions on 6 key aspects of SPHM programs were compared between states with and without SPHM legislation and among 11 unit types...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
Sara Andertun, Åsa Hörnsten, Senada Hajdarevic
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe Norwegian healthcare staffs' experiences of participating in care of patients with Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. BACKGROUND: Ebola is one of the most feared viruses known. Ebola virus disease is highly contagious with high mortality. The few qualitative studies made on experiences among healthcare professionals have highlighted problems as lack of protective resources, insufficient personnel and risk of societal stigmatization...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Lorenzo Trevisiol, Pasquale Procacci, Antonio D'Agostino, Francesca Ferrari, Daniele De Santis, Pier Francesco Nocini
PURPOSE: Several authors have described zygoma implants as a reliable surgical option to rehabilitate severe maxillary defects in case of extreme atrophy or oncological resections. The aim of this study is to report a new technical approach to the rehabilitation of a complex oronasal defect by means of a zygoma-implant-supported full-arch dental prosthesis combined with a nasal epithesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patient presented with a subtotal bilateral maxillectomy and total rhinectomy defect because of a squamous cell carcinoma of the nose...
December 2016: Int J Implant Dent
Tessa Verlaan, Fraukje A M Ponds, Barbara A J Bastiaansen, Albert J Bredenoord, Paul Fockens
: Background and aims: After Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), the mucosal incision is closed with endoscopically applied clips. After each clip placement, a subsequent clipping device has to be introduced through the working channel. With the Clipmaster3, three consecutive clips can be placed without reloading which could reduce closure time. We performed a prospective study evaluating efficacy, safety, and ease of use. Closure using Clipmaster3 was compared to closure with standard clips...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Wei Ge, Song-Song Jiang, Wang Qi, Hao Chen, Li-Ming Zheng, Gang Chen
GOAL: To share our experience of extra-levator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) for low rectal cancer, focusing on perineal repair with biological mesh. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of all patients with low rectal cancer who underwent the ELAPE procedure using biological mesh for perineal repair at the Gastrointestinal Surgery of Nanjing Drum Power Hospital between January 2013 and September 2015. All patients were closely followed up to now...
October 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Mhd Belal Alsabek, Shawqi Arafat, Alaa Aldirani
BACHGROUND: Since the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy report in situs inversus totalis in 1991, the safety of this procedure has still been questionable. A few surgeons were preferred to perform an open cholecystectomy due to technical difficulties as well as various anatomical varieties that can be faced during surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case report of a 50 years old patient came with epigastric pain that radiated to her left shoulder, intermittent nausea, vomiting and bloating after some meals...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sang-Yong Son, Long-Hai Cui, Ho-Jung Shin, Cheulsu Byun, Hoon Hur, Sang-Uk Han, Yong Kwan Cho
BACKGROUND: Compared to end-to-side anastomosis with a circular stapler, the overlap method is favored for intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy because it facilitates handling of the stapler, even in narrow spaces, and wider anastomosis. However, it associates with technical difficulties during anastomosis, including difficult traction on the esophageal stump that necessitates stay sutures. Here, we introduce a new modified overlap method that employs knotless barbed sutures (MOBS) and report the outcomes of our case series...
October 3, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Miguel Nasser Hissa
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is considered a global epidemic, and patient self-management education and support are critical in preventing and reducing the risk of complications. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is essential for care of individuals with DM, helping patients to achieve and maintain target blood glucose levels. The purpose of this study is to compare the satisfaction of insulinized DM patients on SMBG with use of investigational blood glucose meter (BGM) versus their routine device...
2016: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
Qianli Ma, Deruo Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to discuss video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) sleeve bronchial lobectomy when handling the locally advanced central lung cancer (involving the trachea and/or main bronchus). METHODS: A 2.5 cm × 1.0 cm mass was found in the right upper lobe. Bronchoscopy demonstrated the tumor obstructing the right upper lobe bronchus and involved the right main bronchus and bronchus intermedius. Interrupted sutures were chosen for bronchial anastomosis...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Hideo Okamura
Transvenous lead extraction is becoming popular in Japan since the approval of laser extraction system in 2010. The laser system seems to be the standard method used by most physicians, owing to its efficacy and ease of handling. The efficacy and safety of this technology has been well proven in many studies and the data suggest that it can be used for Japanese patients safely. However, lead extraction can cause serious complications. Thus, it is important to learn the limitations as well as the basic techniques and efficacy of this procedure...
August 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
Wayne J Hawthorne, Lindy Williams, Yi Vee Chew
The overarching success of islet transplantation relies on the success in the laboratory to isolate the islets. This chapter focuses on the processes of human islet cell isolation and the ways to optimally provide islet cells for transplantation. The major improvements in regards to the choice of enzyme type, way the digested pancreas tissue is handled to best separate islets from the acinar and surrounding tissues, the various methods of purification of the islets, their subsequent culture and quality assurance to improve outcomes to culminate in safe and effective islet transplantation will be discussed...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Ioannis Kyriazanos, Vasileios Kalles, Anastasios Stefanopoulos, John Spiliotis, Faheez Mohamed
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is increasingly used in the treatment of peritoneal malignancies. The administration of HIPEC after complete cytoreduction offers the combination of the pharmacokinetic advantages inherent to the intraperitoneal delivery of cytotoxic chemotherapy, with the direct cytotoxic effects of hyperthermia, and has been reported to offer significantly improved patient outcomes. As a result, this novel method disseminates rapidly, with many surgical teams having developed peritoneal malignancy treatment programs...
September 2016: Surgical Oncology
Marie-Sophie Grave, Fritz Sterz, Alexander Nürnberger, Stergios Fykatas, Mathias Gatterbauer, Albert Friedrich Stättermayer, Andreas Zajicek, Reinhard Malzer, Dieter Sebald, Raphael van Tulder
We investigated feasibility and safety of the RhinoChill (RC) transnasal cooling system initiated before achieving a protected airway during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a prehospital setting.In out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), transnasal evaporative cooling was initiated during CPR, before a protected airway was established and continued until either the patient was declared dead, standard institutional systemic cooling methods were implemented or cooling supply was empty. Patients were monitored throughout the hypothermia period until either death or hospital discharge...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
James M Boiano, Andrea L Steege
Scavenging systems and administrative and work practice controls for minimizing occupational exposure to waste anesthetic gases have been recommended for many years. Anesthetic gases and vapors that are released or leak out during medical procedures are considered waste anesthetic gases. To better understand the extent recommended practices are used, the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers was conducted in 2011 among members of professional practice organizations representing anesthesia care providers including physician anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and anesthesiologist assistants...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Cyrielle Suarez, Virginie Madariaga, Benoît Lepage, Marie Malecaze, Pierre Fournié, Vincent Soler, Stéphane Galiacy, René Mély, Myriam Cassagne, François Malecaze
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the success rate, efficacy, and safety of the ICD 16.5 mini-scleral gas permeable (GP) contact lens. METHODS: This prospective study included referred consecutive patients with irregular corneas and severe ocular surface disease (OSD) in treatment failure. All patients were fitted with the ICD 16.5 mini-scleral GP lens. Even though we had some limited experience with scleral lenses, it was our first experience with the ICD 16.5 mini-scleral GP lens...
July 12, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Aom Oyefabi, B S Yahuza
INTRODUCTION: Patient relatives are a significant part of the health care team in any hospital setting. This study determines their knowledge, perceptions, and factors responsible for their exposure to health hazards at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, Kaduna State. The outcome of this study is intended to help the hospital managers to have a reference to make plans for the patient relatives' welfare and also address the ethical issues regarding patients' relatives safety while in the hospital...
September 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
M A Denys, A Viaene, A S Goessaert, F Vanhaverbeke, P Hoebeke, A Raes, K Everaert
PURPOSE: To evaluate nocturnal urine production and circadian rhythms of renal functions (glomerular filtration, water and solute diuresis) in adults with a spinal cord injury compared to controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in Ghent University Hospital, Belgium. Participants were asked to perform a 24h urine collection and a blood sample was taken to calculate diuresis rate and renal clearance of creatinine, free water, solutes, sodium and urea...
August 6, 2016: Journal of Urology
Rui Mao, Peng-Qing Ying, Dong Xie, Chen-Yang Dai, Jun-Yan Zha, Tao Chen, Ge-Ning Jiang, Ke Fei, Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is an infrequent but life-threatening complication after lung surgery. Tentative closure of the fistula and irrigation have been the conventional treatments, but are also surgically challenging and associated with a considerable failure rate. This study reports on a conservative practice of this difficult issue, in aim to examine its outcomes. METHOD: All enrolled cases were handled consecutively from September 2006 to June 2015...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Svetozar Antovic, Aleksandar Mitevski, Aleksandar Karagozov, Biljana Kuzmanovska, Nikola Jankulovski
AIM: Clinical evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of compression anastomosis with ColonRing™ for large-bowel end-to-end anastomosis for rectal cancer and explanation of the procedure and the device itself since this device is used for the first time in our clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In November, 2012, a team of surgeons from our clinic attended the Clinical practice workshop in Belgrade, Serbia which was organized by the World Congress of Compression Anastomosis (WCCA) and held by its President Prof...
2016: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Irene Ayi, Augustine Odoi-Kpoti Sowah, Emmanuel Awusah Blay, Takashi Suzuki, Nobuo Ohta, Patrick F Ayeh-Kumi
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii infection can lead to severe disease outcomes in immune-compromised people. This study sought to determine the seroprevalence of anti-T. gondii antibodies among pregnant women, hospitalized children (<5 years old) and HIV-seropositive persons in Accra. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in two hospitals in Accra, and a total of 450 voluntary participants were recruited for the study consisting of 125 pregnant women, 200 children and 125 HIV-seropositive persons...
2016: Tropical Medicine and Health
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