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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445354/a-prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-the-effects-of-lidocaine-in-breast-reduction-surgery
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Brian M Christie, Sahil Kapur, Steve J Kempton, Summer E Hanson, Yue Ma, Venkat K Rao
BACKGROUND: Use of dilute epinephrine tumescent solution in breast reduction surgery has been shown to significantly decrease operative blood loss without increasing perioperative complications. Lidocaine is commonly added to epinephrine to decrease postoperative pain. Evidence supporting this practice, however, is limited, and lidocaine toxicity has been reported. METHODS: With institutional review board approval, patients undergoing bilateral breast reduction surgery were assigned to receive either tumescent saline solution with epinephrine (1:1 million) (group 1), or tumescent saline solution with epinephrine (1:1 million) and lidocaine (0...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442955/no-preemptive-analgesic-effect-of-preoperative-ketorolac-administration-following-total-abdominal-hysterectomy-a-randomized-study
#2
Beatriz Nistal-Nuño
BACKGROUND: Experimental models using short-duration noxious stimuli have led to the concept of preemptive analgesia. Ketorolac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has been shown to have a postoperative narcotic-sparing effect when given preoperatively and alternatively to not have this effect. This study was undertaken to determine whether a single intravenous (IV) dose of ketorolac would result in decreased postoperative pain and narcotic requirements. METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, 48 women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy were studied...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442852/perioperative-systemic-glucocorticoids-in-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-of-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Hartman, Vickas Khanna, Anthony Habib, Forough Farrokhyar, Muzammil Memon, Anthony Adili
BACKGROUND: Perioperative systemic glucocorticoids are frequently included in multimodal analgesia and antiemetic regimens administered to patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the effect of perioperative systemic glucocorticoids on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), pain, narcotic consumption, antiemetic consumption, length of stay in hospital, and major complications in patients undergoing elective THA or TKA...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439845/a-systematic-review-of-the-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-small-bowel-obstruction
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REVIEW
Srinivas R Rami Reddy, Mitchell S Cappell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aimed to systematically review small bowel obstruction (SBO), focusing on recent changes in diagnosis/therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: SBO incidence is about 350,000/annum in the USA. Etiologies include adhesions (65%), hernias (10%), neoplasms (5%), Crohn's disease (5%), and other (15%). Bowel dilatation occurs proximal to obstruction primarily from swallowed air and secondarily from intraluminal fluid accumulation. Dilatation increases mural tension, decreases mucosal perfusion, causes bacterial proliferation, and decreases mural tensile strength that increases bowel perforation risks...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436362/comparative-analysis-of-anticipated-pain-versus-experienced-pain-in-patients-undergoing-office-vasectomy
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James Furr, Ryan Baker, Quy Pham, Puneet Sindhwani
INTRODUCTION: Advances in vasectomy technique have minimized patient discomfort; however fear of pain remains a primary concern. The objective is to determine how the anticipation of pain associated with vasectomy compares with patient's actual intraoperative experienced pain levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of patients undergoing clinic vasectomy was analyzed. Using visual analog pain scale patients were asked to rate their anticipated pain score (APS) pre-procedure and then an experienced pain score (EPS) post-procedure...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423940/preoperative-risk-factors-for-complications-in-elective-ankle-and-hindfoot-reconstruction
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Ryan P Mulligan, Kevin J McCarthy, Benjamin J Grear, David R Richardson, Susan N Ishikawa, G Andrew Murphy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine medical, social, and psychological factors associated with complications and reoperation after foot and ankle reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of 132 patients (135 feet; 139 operative cases) who had elective foot and ankle reconstruction. Medical, social, and psychological variables were documented. Primary outcomes included complications and reoperations. RESULTS: The overall complication rate was 28% (39/139), and the reoperation rate was 17% (24/139)...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409420/single-fraction-spine-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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Matthew M Gestaut, Nitika Thawani, Sangroh Kim, Veera R Gutti, Sameer Jhavar, Niloyjyoti Deb, Andrew Morrow, Russell A Ward, Jason H Huang, Mehul Patel
This study investigated a single institution's experience with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) directed stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for vertebral metastases. From 2010 to 2014, 95 lesions of spinal metastases in 73 patients were treated with SABR using VMAT. Clinical local control, pain level, and use of steroid medication were employed to evaluate treatment responses. The majority (79%) of patients were treated with a radiation dose of 20 Gy in a single fraction. However, when normal tissue constraints could not be achieved, the dose was reduced to 18 Gy (11%) or 16 Gy (8%) in 1 fraction...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399089/-the-topical-problems-of-the-application-of-the-taser-electroshock-devices
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I V Kondratova, K Yu Kulinkovich
The objective of the present study was the analysis of publications in the foreign medical literature concerning the problems of safety, clinical diagnostics, pathological morphology, and treatment of the patients subjected to the impact by various models of the TASER electroshock devices. The materials for this article were borrowed from the available Internet resources and libraries. The methods of scientific analysis were employed to follow up the dynamics of publication and to determine the number of publications on the issues of interest...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397700/narcotic-bowel-syndrome
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REVIEW
Adam D Farmer, Jayne Gallagher, Caroline Bruckner-Holt, Qasim Aziz
Narcotic bowel syndrome is characterised by worsening abdominal pain in the context of escalating or continuous opioid therapy. Although narcotic bowel syndrome is rarely diagnosed, given the current epidemic of opioid use, it is likely to be under-recognised. The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of narcotic bowel syndrome are incompletely understood; however, opioid-induced hyperalgesia is likely to be a central facet. The putative mechanisms of hyperalgesia include activation of bimodal opioid regulatory systems, counter-regulatory mechanisms, neuroinflammation, opioid facilitation, and interactions of the N-methyl D-aspartate receptor with opioids at the level of the spinal cord...
May 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397564/factors-associated-with-the-use-of-postoperative-analgesics-in-patients-undergoing-direct-microlaryngoscopy
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Salvatore Taliercio, Brian Sanders, Stratos Achlatis, Yixin Fang, Ryan Branski, Milan Amin
OBJECTIVE: Morbidity associated with suspension laryngoscopy has been well documented. However, standard of care with regard to postoperative analgesia has not been described, and anecdotal evidence suggests wide variability with regard to postoperative narcotic and non-narcotic recommendations. We sought to quantify the postoperative course following suspension microlaryngoscopy by relating patient-based and intraoperative measures with analgesic use. METHODS: Body mass index (BMI), Friedman tongue position (FTP), and Mallampati scores as well as laryngoscope type, number of attempts required for optimal visualization, and suspension time were documented in 50 consecutive patients undergoing routine suspension microlaryngoscopy...
May 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395931/impact-of-abiraterone-acetate-and-enzalutamide-on-symptom-burden-of-patients-with-chemotherapy-naive-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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S Salem, M Komisarenko, N Timilshina, L Martin, R Grewal, S Alibhai, A Finelli
AIMS: Treatments and disease burden of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) considerably affect a patient's quality of life. However, patient-reported symptom burden data are still largely insufficient. This study sought to compare the self-reported symptom burden of men with chemotherapy-naive (CN) mCRPC treated with abiraterone acetate (AA) or enzalutamide (EZ) in routine clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, 189 CN-mCRPC patients who had received AA (n = 76) or EZ (n = 113) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre were included...
April 8, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390888/liposomal-bupivacaine-mixture-has-similar-pain-relief-and-significantly-fewer-complications-at-less-cost-compared-to-indwelling-interscalene-catheter-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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William J Weller, Michael G Azzam, Richard A Smith, Frederick M Azar, Thomas W Throckmorton
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and costs of indwelling interscalene catheter (ISC) and liposomal bupivacaine (LBC), with and without adjunctive medications, in patients with primary shoulder arthroplasty are a source of current debate. METHODS: In 214 arthroplasties, 156 patients had ISC and 58 had LBC injections that were mixed with morphine, ketorolac, and 0.5% bupivacaine with epinephrine. Charts were reviewed for visual analog scale pain scores, oral morphine equivalent (OME) usage, major complications, and costs...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385584/a-study-of-the-clinical-utility-of-a-20-minute-secretin-stimulated-endoscopic-pancreas-function-test-and-performance-according-to-clinical-variables
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Luis F Lara, Morihito Takita, James S Burdick, Daniel C DeMarco, Ronnie R Pimentel, Tolga Erim, Marlon F Levy
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Direct pancreas juice testing of bicarbonate, lipase, or trypsin after stimulation by secretin or cholecystokinin (CCK) is used to determine exocrine function, a surrogate for diagnosing chronic pancreatitis (CP). Endoscopic pancreas function tests (ePFT) where a peak bicarbonate concentration (PBC) ≥80 mEq/L in pancreas juice is considered normal are now used more frequently. In this ePFT aspirates start 35 minutes after secretin administration because pancreas output peaks 30 minutes after secretagogue administration...
April 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381940/laparoscopy-for-colon-cancer
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REVIEW
Brenton R Franklin, Michael P McNally
The use of laparoscopy has become widespread across many surgical specialties. Its utility as treatment for colon cancer was initially met with hesitancy due to concern for port site and wound recurrences; however, this was later disproven by large retrospective series. Subsequently, there have been multiple, large, prospective, randomized studies evaluating laparoscopic versus open colectomy for colon cancer. All studies yielded similar results and showed no statistical difference in overall survival, disease-free survival, and recurrence...
April 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377023/percutaneous-ultrasound-guided-vs-intraoperative-rectus-sheath-block-for-pediatric-umbilical-hernia-repair-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Cristen N Litz, Sandra M Farach, Allison M Fernandez, Richard Elliott, Jenny Dolan, Nikhil Patel, Lillian Zamora, Paul M Colombani, Nebbie E Walford, Ernest K Amankwah, Christopher W Snyder, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthesia is commonly used in children. Our hypothesis was that percutaneous ultrasound-guided (PERC) rectus sheath blocks would result in lower postoperative pain scores compared to intraoperative (IO) rectus sheath blocks following umbilical hernia repair. METHODS: A single-institution randomized blinded trial was conducted in pediatric patients undergoing elective umbilical hernia repair. The primary outcome was mean postoperative Wong-Baker pain score...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375992/pain-agitation-and-delirium-guidelines-interprofessional-perspectives-to-translate-the-evidence
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Juliane Jablonski, Jaime Gray, Todd Miano, Gretchen Redline, Heather Teufel, Tara Collins, Jose Pascual-Lopez, Martha Sylvia, Niels D Martin
BACKGROUND: Societal guidelines exist for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in critically ill patients. This contemporary practice aims for a more awake and interactive patient. Institutions are challenged to translate the interrelated multivariable concepts of PAD into daily clinical practice and to demonstrate improvement in quality outcomes. An interdisciplinary goal-directed approach shows outcomes in high-acuity surgical critical care during the early stages of implementation...
May 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375914/low-back-pain
#17
Jinny O Tavee, Kerry H Levin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an overview of evaluating and treating low back pain in the outpatient setting. RECENT FINDINGS: As most cases of acute low back pain have a favorable prognosis, current guidelines on imaging studies recommend conservative treatment for 6 weeks prior to obtaining an MRI if no red flags are present. Of these red flags, a prior history of cancer is the strongest risk factor for a malignant etiology and requires urgent evaluation with MRI...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375887/randomized-controlled-trial-of-interscalene-block-compared-with-injectable-liposomal-bupivacaine-in-shoulder-arthroplasty
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Surena Namdari, Thema Nicholson, Joseph Abboud, Mark Lazarus, Dean Steinberg, Gerald Williams
BACKGROUND: Shortcomings of interscalene brachial plexus blockade include technical failure and rebound pain. Bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension, a sustained release preparation, is used for surgical-site administration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these 2 postoperative pain management strategies in patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: In a non-blinded, randomized controlled trial of participants undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty, patients were randomized to interscalene brachial plexus blockade or intraoperative soft-tissue infiltration of bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374580/field-effect-transistor-biosensor-platform-fused-with-drosophila-odorant-binding-proteins-for-instant-ethanol-detection
#19
Cheol-Min Lim, Jae Young Kwon, Won-Ju Cho
Odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) have attracted considerable attention as sensing substrates for the development of olfactory biosensors. The Drosophila LUSH protein is an OBP and is known to bind to various alcohols. Technology that uses the LUSH protein has great potential to provide crucial information through odorant detection. In this work, the LUSH protein was used as a sensing substrate to detect the ethanol concentration. Furthermore, we fused the LUSH protein with a silicon-on-insulator (SOI)-based ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET) to measure the electrical signals that arise from molecular interactions between the LUSH and ethanol...
April 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373906/a-meta-analysis-of-palliative-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
#20
Susan Dababou, Cristina Marrocchio, Jarrett Rosenberg, Rachelle Bitton, Kim Butts Pauly, Alessandro Napoli, Joo Ha Hwang, Pejman Ghanouni
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is currently the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related death. Up to 60-90% of patients with advanced disease suffer cancer-related pain, severely impacting their quality of life. Current management involves primarily pharmacotherapy with opioid narcotics and celiac plexus neurolysis; unfortunately, both approaches offer transient relief and cause undesired side-effects. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive thermal ablation technique that has been used to treat pancreatic cancer...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
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