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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879570/bone-turnover-markers-as-a-new-predicting-factor-for-non-union-after-spinal-fusion-surgery
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Hiroyuki Inose, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Mieradili Mulati, Takashi Hirai, Shuta Ushio, Toshitaka Yoshii, Tsuyoshi Kato, Shigenori Kawabata, Atsushi Okawa
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether bone turnover markers could be a useful indicator for prediction of nonunion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Nonunion is a major complication of lumbar spinal fusion surgery. However, the involvement of bone turnover in the process of bony union in spinal fusion surgery is poorly understood. METHODS: Of the 74 patients analyzed, 13 were diagnosed with nonunion...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827004/initial-experience-with-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-a-single-centre-experience-over-5-years
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Majken Højrup Wiborg, Anja Toft, Henrik Jahn, Lars Ulrich Hansen, Lars Lund
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate outcome after hand-assisted live donor nephrectomy with a retroperitoneal approach during a 5 year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All donor nephrectomies at Odense University Hospital, Denmark, from January 2008 to December 2012 were identified retrospectively, and the medical records were examined. RESULTS: In total, 108 patients were enrolled: 68 females, with a median age of 50 years (range 24-68 years), and 40 males, with a median age of 51 years (32-70 years)...
November 9, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802891/reoperations-and-mortality-in-383-patients-operated-with-parallel-screws-for-garden-i-ii-femoral-neck-fractures-with-up-to-ten-years-follow-up
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Le Nhat Duc Do, Torbjørn Marstein Kruke, Olav A Foss, Trude Basso
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to identify indications and predictors for subsequent surgeries in the same hip and to evaluate life expectancy following screw fixation of undisplaced femoral neck fractures (FNF). The study further aimed to determine the necessary follow-up time for future studies aiming to evaluate the treatment of such fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective cohort study with prospectively collected data including skeletally mature patients with undisplaced FNFs operated between 2005 and 2013...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745807/total-shoulder-arthroplasty-risk-factors-for-intraoperative-and-postoperative-complications-in-patients-with-primary-arthritis
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Tim Leschinger, Patric Raiss, Markus Loew, Felix Zeifang
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated and identified risk factors for the development of intraoperative and postoperative surgical complications in total shoulder arthroplasty in patients with primary osteoarthritis. METHODS: We evaluated patient-specific factors, including age, sex, body mass index, prior nonarthroplasty surgery, smoking, alcohol consumption, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Status Classification System in 275 patients (76 men, 199 women) with an average age of 68 years (range, 51-85 years)...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699490/simplified-comorbidity-score-for-elderly-patients-undergoing-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-lung-cancer
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Tomohiro Haruki, Yohei Yurugi, Makoto Wakahara, Yuki Matsuoka, Ken Miwa, Kunio Araki, Yuji Taniguchi, Hiroshige Nakamura
PURPOSE: We investigated the efficiency of the Simplified Comorbidity Score (SCS) for predicting postoperative complications and prognosis in elderly patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer. METHODS: We reviewed 216 patients aged 75 years or older, who underwent pulmonary resection by VATS for lung cancer between January, 2005 and December, 2012. The SCS assigns different scores to patients' comorbidities; namely, smoking (n = 7); diabetes mellitus (n = 5); renal insufficiency (n = 4); and respiratory, neoplastic, and cardiovascular comorbidities or alcoholism (n = 1 each)...
October 3, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613124/risk-factors-of-post-operative-delirium-after-elective-vascular-surgery-in-the-elderly-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
J W Raats, S L Steunenberg, D C de Lange, L van der Laan
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium is a common and serious adverse event in the elderly patient and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is of great importance to identify patients at risk for delirium, in order to focus preventive strategies. The aim of this article is to systematically review current available literature on pre-operative risk factors for delirium after vascular surgery. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed and EMBASE, using the MeSH terms and key words "delirium", "surgery" and "risk factor"...
November 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442386/etiological-factors-in-urgent-gastroduodenal-ulcer
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Goran Begovic, Redzep Selmani
AIM: The goal of the study is to assess the impact of the etiological and risk factors in the cases of urgent gastroduodenal ulcer. METHODS: This is a prospective study which included 67 patients selected randomly, all with urgent, life-threatening complications of the gastroduodenal ulcer, treated at the University Clinic for Digestive Surgery and the University Clinic for Gastroenterohepatology. For the purpose of the study the titer of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori in serum is examined, as well as the use of NSAID and aspirin...
2015: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423284/study-of-clinical-variables-affecting-long-term-outcome-after-microdisectomy-for-lumbar-disc-herniation
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D Shrestha, R Shrestha, D Dhoju, S Kayastha, S C Jha
Background Outcome of lumbar disc herniation are influenced by various clinical, socioeconomic and psychological factors. In the absence of provision of medical insurances, worker's compensation and sick leave, predictors for outcome after lumbar disc herniation surgery will be different in Nepalese population. Objective To evaluate different clinical variables that can affect outcome after lumbar disc herniation surgery. Method Among 88 patients who underwent microdisectomy for lumbar disc herniation, 63 patients (43 male, 20 female) with follow up at least six months were retrospectively evaluated for clinical variables which can affect Oswestry disability index (ODI) score, its interpretation and Mcnab classification of post operative outcome...
October 2015: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362725/-epidemiology-clinical-features-and-treatment-of-chronic-pancreatitis-current-knowledge-and-future-perspectives
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Gabriele Capurso, Livia Archibugi, Serena Stigliano, Gianfranco Delle Fave
Chronic pancreatitis is a complex disease both for the epidemiology, with uncertain data on the exact prevalence, but also for the etiology, often not identified and for whom, compared to the past, post acute pancreatitis forms are showing a high impact; also smoking is an etiological factor often underestimated compared to alcohol. Chronic pancreatitis is associated with high mortality and morbidity, mostly due to extrapancreatic diseases. The eventual occurrence of exocrine or endocrine pancreatic insufficiency can lead to complications, often serious and not prevented in time...
June 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27259678/perioperative-risk-factors-for-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-major-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-with-microvascular-reconstruction-a-retrospective-analysis-of-648-cases
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Denys J Loeffelbein, Annette Julinek, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Eberhard Kochs, Bernhard Haller, Rainer Haseneder
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are common and result in prolonged hospital stays, higher costs and increased mortality. However, data on the incidence and predictors of PPCs after major oral and maxillofacial surgery with microvascular reconstruction are rare. This retrospective analysis identifies perioperative risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after major oral and maxillofacial surgery with microvascular reconstruction. METHODS: Perioperative data and patient records of 648 subjects were analyzed in the period of June 2007 to May 2013...
August 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27148502/risk-factors-for-deep-venous-thrombosis-following-orthopaedic-trauma-surgery-an-analysis-of-56-000-patients
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Paul S Whiting, Gabrielle A White-Dzuro, Sarah E Greenberg, Jacob P VanHouten, Frank R Avilucea, William T Obremskey, Manish K Sethi
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are recognized as major causes of morbidity and mortality in orthopaedic trauma patients. Despite the high incidence of these complications following orthopaedic trauma, there is a paucity of literature investigating the clinical risk factors for DVT in this specific population. As our healthcare system increasingly emphasizes quality measures, it is critical for orthopaedic surgeons to understand the clinical factors that increase the risk of DVT following orthopaedic trauma...
March 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27011563/chronic-pancreatitis-a-review
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REVIEW
A K Pujahari
This is to incorporate the recent trends in chronic pancreatitis. Extensive literature search was done from Pubmed and Ovid SP. Full text articles and abstracts related to chronic pancreatitis were reviewed and the article was prepared. Chronic pancreatitis is evolving fast on its etiology and treatment areas. The main etiological factors are pointing towards genetic, alcohol, and smoking. Autoimmune has also been added as a cause. Endoscopic ultra sound (EUS) becoming the standard diagnostic procedure. Surgery is becoming the treatment of choice for pain and mechanical complications and not the endotherapy in the long-term follow-up...
December 2015: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26998777/current-insight-into-pathophysiology-of-gastroduodenal-ulcers-why-do-only-some-ulcers-perforate
#13
Kjetil Søreide
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26970912/enhanced-recovery-after-urological-surgery-a-contemporary-systematic-review-of-outcomes-key-elements-and-research-needs
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REVIEW
Raed A Azhar, Bernard Bochner, James Catto, Alvin C Goh, John Kelly, Hiten D Patel, Raj S Pruthi, George N Thalmann, Mihir Desai
CONTEXT: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programs are multimodal care pathways that aim to decrease intra-operative blood loss, decrease postoperative complications, and reduce recovery times. OBJECTIVE: To overview the use and key elements of ERAS pathways, and define needs for future clinical trials. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive systematic MEDLINE search was performed for English language reports published before May 2015 using the terms "postoperative period," "postoperative care," "enhanced recovery after surgery," "enhanced recovery," "accelerated recovery," "fast track recovery," "recovery program," "recovery pathway", "ERAS," and "urology" or "cystectomy" or "urologic surgery...
July 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26941977/the-dynamic-of-nasogastric-decompression-after-esophagectomy-and-its-predictive-value-of-postoperative-complications
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Yan Zhao, Jie Guo, Bin You, Shengcai Hou, Bin Hu, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: To investigate the regularity and the influence factors of nasogastric decompression volume after esophagectomy, and explore whether the volume of nasogastric decompression can be employed as a predictor for postoperative complications of esophageal carcinoma. METHODS: Consecutive 247 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent esophagectomy were retrospectively evaluated. The volume of postoperative nasogastric decompression was recorded and the regularity based on it was described...
February 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26686063/variables-prognostic-for-delayed-union-and-nonunion-following-ulnar-shortening-fixed-with-a-dedicated-osteotomy-plate
#16
Michael P Gaspar, Patrick M Kane, Ralph C Zohn, Taylor Buckley, Sidney M Jacoby, Eon K Shin
PURPOSE: To examine potential risk factors for the development of delayed or nonunion following elective ulnar shortening osteotomy using a dedicated osteotomy plating system. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients who underwent elective ulnar shortening using the TriMed single osteotomy dynamic compression plating system by 1 of 2 fellowship-trained hand surgeons over a 5-year period. Demographic data and medical, surgical, and social histories were reviewed...
February 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26539450/patient-related-medical-risk-factors-for-periprosthetic-joint-infection-of-the-hip-and-knee
#17
REVIEW
Aleeson Eka, Antonia F Chen
Despite advancements and improvements in methods for preventing infection, periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a significant complication following total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Prevention is the most important strategy to deal with this disabling complication, and prevention should begin with identifying patient-related risk factors. Medical risk factors, such as morbid obesity, malnutrition, hyperglycemia, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), preoperative anemia, cardiovascular disorders, chronic renal failure, smoking, alcohol abuse and depression, should be evaluated and optimized prior to surgery...
September 2015: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26526092/is-hospital-information-system-relevant-to-detect-surgical-site-infection-findings-from-a-prospective-surveillance-study-in-posterior-instrumented-spinal-surgery
#18
J Boetto, E Chan-Seng, G Lonjon, J Pech, A Lotthé, N Lonjon
OBJECT: Spinal instrumentation has a high rate of surgical site infection (SSI), but results greatly vary depending on surveillance methodology, surgical procedures, or quality of follow-up. Our aim was to study true incidence of SSI in spinal surgery by significant data collection, and to compare it with the results obtained through the hospital information system. METHODS: This work is a single center prospective cohort study that included all patients consecutively operated on for spinal instrumentation by posterior approach over a six-month period regardless the etiology...
November 2015: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26408101/analysis-of-risk-factors-for-pneumonia-in-482-patients-undergoing-oral-cancer-surgery-with-tracheotomy
#19
Li Li, Weijun Yuan, Shilei Zhang, Kewei Wang, Hong Ruan
PURPOSE: Elective tracheostomy is a common procedure used in patients with oral cancer. However, secondary tracheotomy-associated pneumonia (TAP) is an important complication after surgery. This study investigated the risk factors related to postoperative TAP complications in patients with oral cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed from January 2012 to October 2013. Data on patients who had oral cancer and underwent neck dissection or reconstructive surgery with tracheotomy were collected from the Hospital Information System...
February 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26164113/quality-and-safety-in-obesity-surgery-15-years-of-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-outcomes-from-a-longitudinal-database
#20
Anna C Weiss, Ralitza Parina, Santiago Horgan, Mark Talamini, David C Chang, Bryan Sandler
BACKGROUND: Most population-based studies lack long-term data, making the reporting of true mortality and outcome rates difficult. An accurate estimate of these rates in a high-risk population is critical for obtaining informed consent, especially for an elective procedure such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). OBJECTIVES: To examine the longitudinal outcomes of RYGB. SETTING: The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) longitudinal database...
January 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
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