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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099697/applicability-of-the-modified-acog-sgo-referral-criteria-for-adnexal-mass-within-a-limited-resource-setting
#1
Ashley Battarbee, Anna Strohl, Lindsay Zimmerman, Ashlesha Patel, Radha Burtch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the modified American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)/Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) referral guidelines in a high-risk limited-resource setting. METHODS: In a retrospective study, data were assessed for all women who underwent surgery for an adnexal mass at John H. Stroger Jr Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA, between July 2006 and July 2011. Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were calculated both for actual practice referral patterns and for the modified ACOG/SGO guidelines...
January 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089247/-mid-gut-neuroendocrine-tumors-news-on-medical-treatment
#2
Marie Dior, Johann Dreanic, Caroline Prieux-Klotz, Bertrand Brieau, Catherine Brezault, Romain Coriat
CONTEXT: Mid gut neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are rare tumors whose incidence is increasing. Curative surgery remains the gold standard for the treatment of NETs of the small intestine. Surgery should be considered as soon as possible even if a metastatic stage is diagnosed. The management of unresectable well-differentiated metastatic NETs of the small intestine recently changed with the publication of trials demonstrating the benefit of targeted therapies and metabolic radiotherapy, leading to a change of practices and update of French and international recommendations...
January 11, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087110/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-assessing-safety-and-efficacy-of-posterior-pericardial-drainage-in-patients-undergoing-heart-surgery
#3
Mirosław Gozdek, Wojciech Pawliszak, Wojciech Hagner, Paweł Zalewski, Janusz Kowalewski, Domenico Paparella, Thierry Carrel, Lech Anisimowicz, Mariusz Kowalewski
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the potential beneficial effects of posterior pericardial drainage in patients undergoing heart surgery. METHODS: Multiple online databases and relevant congress proceedings were screened for randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy and safety of posterior pericardial drainage, defined as posterior pericardiotomy incision, chest tube to posterior pericardium, or both. Primary endpoint was in-hospital/30 days' cardiac tamponade...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076623/low-cost-simulator-for-heart-surgery-training
#4
Roberto Rocha E Silva, Artur Lourenção, Maxim Goncharov, Fabio B Jatene
Objective: Introduce the low-cost and easy to purchase simulator without biological material so that any institution may promote extensive cardiovascular surgery training both in a hospital setting and at home without large budgets. Methods: A transparent plastic box is placed in a wooden frame, which is held by the edges using elastic bands, with the bottom turned upwards, where an oval opening is made, "simulating" a thoracotomy. For basic exercises in the aorta, the model presented by our service in the 2015 Brazilian Congress of Cardiovascular Surgery: a silicone ice tray, where one can train to make aortic purse-string suture, aortotomy, aortorrhaphy and proximal and distal anastomoses...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032187/using-telemedicine-to-teach-paediatric-surgery-in-resource-limited-countries
#5
REVIEW
Alp Numanoglu
Halstedian method of surgical training has been the mainstay of surgical education for many decades. Onsite knowledge sources in surgery have traditionally been textbooks, which are often a number of years out of date or teaching rounds with a Professor or senior colleague that enables a small number of trainees to benefit from. Congresses have been a good way of learning new developments in the field, but they often require travelling and are very costly. We have identified web-based education as a means of linking experts with trainees, regardless of their geographic location and often without requiring any substantial capital...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028572/romanian-medicine-european-medicine
#6
EDITORIAL
Ioan Cristian Stoica, Dinu Antonescu, Adrian Pana, Stefan Mogos, Romain Seil
The aim of the present paper is to present the message transmitted by the Presidential Lecture given during the first congress of arthroscopy organised in Romania, in March 2016, by the Romanian Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma (SRATS). The goal was to present the evolution of medical care in Romania over the years, with the remarkable progress made in the first half of the twentieth century and the current status of arthroscopic surgery as seen from the point of view of medical professionals, as well as from a governmental point of view...
December 28, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024653/comparison-of-2015-medicare-relative-value-units-for-gender-specific-procedures-gynecologic-and-gynecologic-oncologic-versus-urologic-cpt-coding-has-time-healed-gender-worth
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M F Benoit, J F Ma, B A Upperman
BACKGROUND: In 1992, Congress implemented a relative value unit (RVU) payment system to set reimbursement for all procedures covered by Medicare. In 1997, data supported that a significant gender bias existed in reimbursement for gynecologic compared to urologic procedures. The present study was performed to compare work and total RVU's for gender specific procedures effective January 2015 and to evaluate if time has healed the gender-based RVU worth. METHODS: Using the 2015 CPT codes, we compared work and total RVU's for 50 pairs of gender specific procedures...
December 23, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005731/publication-rates-of-studies-presented-at-the-international-society-of-craniofacial-surgery-congress
#8
Hannah Dobson, Steven Wall
BACKGROUND: The proportion of presentations achieving publication in a peer-review journal has been suggested to demonstrate the quality of research presented at a conference. No data is available examining the publication rate of research presented at Craniofacial Surgery meetings. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to examine the publication rate of abstracts presented at the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery Biennial Congresses from 2003 to 2011...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997428/quality-and-safety-in-health-care-part-xxi-psos-and-the-vascular-quality-initiative
#9
Jay A Harolds
Congress provided for the formation of patient safety organizations (PSOs) so that physicians and other providers would come forward to improve the safety and quality of health care. Important legal safeguards for the providers and patients were put in place for PSOs. The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) PSO operates the Vascular Quality Initiative. The latter gathers information from certain commonly done vascular procedures. First, information is collected so a risk adjustment determination of each individual patient can be done...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957699/metabolic-surgery-in-the-treatment-algorithm-for-type-2-diabetes-a-joint-statement-by-international-diabetes-organizations
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Francesco Rubino, David M Nathan, Robert H Eckel, Philip R Schauer, K George M M Alberti, Paul Z Zimmet, Stefano Del Prato, Linong Ji, Shaukat M Sadikot, William H Herman, Stephanie A Amiel, Lee M Kaplan, Gaspar Taroncher-Oldenburg, David E Cummings
BACKGROUND: Despite growing evidence that bariatric/metabolic surgery powerfully improves type 2 diabetes (T2D), existing diabetes treatment algorithms do not include surgical options. AIM: The 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II), an international consensus conference, was convened in collaboration with leading diabetes organizations to develop global guidelines to inform clinicians and policymakers about benefits and limitations of metabolic surgery for T2D. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group of 48 international clinicians/scholars (75% nonsurgeons), including representatives of leading diabetes organizations, participated in DSS-II...
January 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922257/european-implementation-of-the-2014-esc-esa-guideline-on-non-cardiac-surgery-cardiovascular-assessment-and-management
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Lena Koers, Wolfgang S Schlack, Markus W Hollmann, Stefan DE Hert, Benedikt Preckel
BACKGROUND: Substandard implementation of a guideline is a major factor contributing to poor guideline adherence and has the potential to result in preventable patient harm. This study aims to quantify the uptake of the European guideline on non-cardiac surgery1,2 by European anaesthetists. METHODS: This is a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. Data was collected during Euroanaesthesia, the annual congresses of the Dutch Society of Anaesthesiology, European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists and European Society for Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy in 2015...
December 6, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920089/world-endometriosis-society-consensus-on-the-classification-of-endometriosis
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Neil P Johnson, Lone Hummelshoj, G David Adamson, Jörg Keckstein, Hugh S Taylor, Mauricio S Abrao, Deborah Bush, Ludwig Kiesel, Rulla Tamimi, Kathy L Sharpe-Timms, Luk Rombauts, Linda C Giudice
STUDY QUESTION: What is the global consensus on the classification of endometriosis that considers the views of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: We have produced an international consensus statement on the classification of endometriosis through systematic appraisal of evidence and a consensus process that included representatives of national and international, medical and non-medical societies, patient organizations, and companies with an interest in endometriosis...
December 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896395/level-of-evidence-of-free-papers-presented-at-the-european-society-of-sports-traumatology-knee-surgery-and-arthroscopy-congress-from-2008-to-2016
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Kay, Muzammil Memon, Joelle Rogozinsky, Nicole Simunovic, Romain Seil, Jon Karlsson, Olufemi Rolland Ayeni
PURPOSE: The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) congress is an important venue, and the research presented can be a critical source of information used to impact clinical decisions and health policies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of evidence of clinical free papers presented at the ESSKA congress from 2008 to 2016. Moreover, this study evaluated whether there were any changes in the distribution of level of evidence over time...
November 28, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890554/endocarditis-after-interventional-repair-of-the-mitral-valve-review-of-a-dilemma
#14
REVIEW
Niklas F Boeder, Oliver Dörr, Johannes Rixe, Kay Weipert, Timm Bauer, Matthias Bayer, Christian W Hamm, Holger M Nef
BACKGROUND: The MitraClip procedure can be an alternative treatment option for patients with high surgical risk for whom surgical treatment is contraindicated. Patients with prosthetic material have an increased risk for infective endocarditis. HYPOTHESIS: Incidence, treatment and outcome of patients with endocarditis after interventional mitral valve repair are not known. METHODS: We searched for articles using PubMed using the terms "interventional mitral valve repair", "mitraclip" and "endocarditis"...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890315/global-surgery-a-view-from-the-south
#15
REVIEW
Nobhojit Roy
: This article is based on the Hugh Greenwood Lecture delivered at the 2016 Congress of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons. It presents the view of the global surgery movement from the bottom of the surgical food chain and proposes what HICs (high-income countries) can do for global surgery in a coordinated fashion. From the LMIC (low- and middle-income countries) surgeon perspective, global surgery is transitioning from the charity-based surgery model to codevelopment with multiple stakeholders...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828604/publication-rate-of-abstracts-presented-in-a-brazilian-experimental-surgery-congress
#16
Marcus Vinicius Henriques Brito, Nara Macedo Botelho, Edson Yuzur Yasojima, Renan Kleber Costa Teixeira, Vitor Nagai Yamaki, Daniel Haber Feijó, Igor Nagai Yamaki, Carolina Ribeiro Mainardi
PURPOSE: To verify the publication rate of the abstracts presented at the XII Brazilian Congress of Experimental Surgery. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study that evaluated if the abstracts accepted for presentation at the XII Brazilian Congress of Experimental Surgery were published in periodics. The information was acquired using the Scielo, Medline / Pubmed, LILACS and Google Scholar databases. RESULTS: From all the abstracts presented, only 77 (40...
October 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817825/the-american-board-of-surgery-examinations-how-are-the-southwestern-surgical-congress-programs-performing-compared-to-the-rest-of-the-united-states
#17
Mohammed J Al Fayyadh, Jeremy A Rawlings, Ross E Willis, John L Falcone, Ronald M Stewart, Daniel L Dent
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to study pass rates of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) examinations for examinees from programs in the Southwestern Surgical Congress (SWSC) compared with the rest of the United States (Non-SWSC). METHODS: A retrospective review of pass rates of ABS Qualifying Examination (QE), Certifying Examination (CE), and QE/CE index from 2005 to 2015 was conducted. RESULTS: From 2005 to 2010, SWSC outperformed Non-SWSC in QE (88% vs 85%, P < ...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815593/-treating-nasal-obstruction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients
#18
T Verse, S Wenzel
The impact of treating nasal obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is still intensively discussed at congresses. This is likely due to the highly conflicting results of nasal treatments in regard to restorative sleep on the one hand, and their influence on the severity of OSA on the other. Both conservative and surgical nasal treatments result in a highly significant improvement of sleep quality. Patients' sleep is more restorative, which has a huge impact on several quality of life parameters...
November 4, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801422/-clinical-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-part-2
#19
I E Chazova, T V Martynyuk
The paper gives current approaches to treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) from the document «Federal Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of CTEPH» approved at the Third Russian Congress on Pulmonary Hypertension on December 11, 2015. The guidelines had been elaborated to optimize the treatment of patients with CTEPH on the basis of an analysis of the data of the present-day registries and multicenter randomized clinical trials, national and international guidelines and consensus documents, and documents published in recent years...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770492/the-need-for-organization-of-laparoscopic-liver-resection
#20
Daniel Cherqui, Go Wakabayashi, David A Geller, Joseph F Buell, Ho-Seong Han, Olivier Soubrane, Nicholas O'Rourke
In this article, we present the rationale for creating a new society aiming at organizing laparoscopic liver surgery. It has been named International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS). Its main mission is to facilitate the diffusion and education of laparoscopic liver resection for meaningful improvements in patient care. This will include organization of a biannual congress dedicated to laparoscopic liver resection, coordination of international registries, helping in the education of surgeons wishing to learn these techniques including travel grants, provide a website serving as a forum supporting collaboration between surgeons interested in the advancement of laparoscopic liver resection techniques (http://www...
November 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
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