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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835881/reasons-for-operation-cancellations-at-a-teaching-hospital-prioritizing-areas-of-improvement
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Mahmoud Abu Abeeleh, Tareq M Tareef, Amjad Bani Hani, Nader Albsoul, Omar Q Samarah, M S ElMohtaseb, Musa Alshehabat, Zuhair Bani Ismail, Omar Alnoubani, Salameh S Obeidat, Sami Abu Halawa
PURPOSE: To report rates of and reasons for operation cancellation, and to prioritize areas of improvement. METHODS: Retrospective data were extracted from the monthly reports of cancelled listed operations. Data on 14 theatres were collected by the office of quality assurance at Jordan University Hospital from August 2012 to April 2016. Rates and reasons for operation cancellation were investigated. A Pareto chart was constructed to identify the reasons of highest priority...
August 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811988/effect-of-preoperative-anemia-on-the-outcomes-of-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Kevin Phan, Nelson Wang, Jun S Kim, Parth Kothari, Nathan J Lee, Joshua Xu, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: Preoperative anemia has been associated with an increased need for blood transfusions and postoperative complications. The effects of anemia on the outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) have not been explored. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between preoperative anemia and 30-day complications following ACDF surgery. METHODS: Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2005-2012) was used...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776090/postoperative-pain-and-patient-satisfaction-are-not-influenced-by-daytime-and-duration-of-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty-a-prospective-cohort-study
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A Benditz, G Maderbacher, Florian Zeman, Joachim Grifka, Markus Weber, Frederik von Kunow, Felix Greimel, Armin Keshmiri
PURPOSE: The number of total hip and knee arthroplasties (THA and TKA) is steadily increasing. Many factors that influence pain have been reported, but little is known about the correlation between the time of day and the duration of surgery and postoperative pain. On one hand, surgical interventions are performed faster due to economic pressure; on the other hand, obtaining sound surgical skills and a thorough education are most important for young surgeons, particularly at university hospitals...
August 3, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745243/-an-image-says-more-than-a-thousand-words-standardising-video-registration-in-the-operating-theatre
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F W van de Graaf, A G Menon, M M Lange
Today, video imaging is a major part of laparoscopic surgery. Despite continuous efforts to improve or innovate laparoscopic techniques, the registration of laparoscopic imaging for quality of care purposes remains an afterthought. By recording the essential steps of a surgical procedure, it is possible to inquire in more detail about what actually occurred in the operating theatre. However, it is necessary to take the legal framework into account. Questions concerning patient consent, permission from healthcare providers, whether video documentation should enter the patient record, and the length of the period it is retained must be answered...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691756/surgical-specimen-handover-from-the-operating-theatre-to-laboratory-can-we-improve-patient-safety-by-learning-from-aviation-and-other-high-risk-organisations
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Peter A Brennan, Marieke T Brands, Lucy Caldwell, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Nic Turley, Susie Foley, Siavash Rahimi
Essential communication between healthcare staff is considered one of the key requirements for both safety and quality care when patients are handed over from one clinical area to other. This is particularly important in environments such as the operating theatre and intensive care where mistakes can be devastating. Health care has learned from other high-risk organisations (HRO) such as aviation where the use of checklists and human factors awareness has virtually eliminated human error and mistakes. To our knowledge, little has been published around ways to improve pathology specimen handover following surgery, with pathology request forms often conveying the bare minimum of information to assist the laboratory staff...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691631/web-review-risky-business
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Risky Business In the early 2000s, a quality improvement project brought together a group of healthcare professionals with experts from the world of motor racing. They compared handovers of critically ill infants and children from operating theatre to intensive care team after complex heart surgery with the processes of a Formula 1 pitstop.
July 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663635/an-audit-of-comparison-of-perioperative-outcomes-with-the-introduction-of-standardized-preoperative-evaluation-form-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-rural-india
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Shraddha Vidyadhar Naik, Bilal Mohammad, Vitthal K Dhulkhed
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative evaluation of a patient is the fundamental component of anaesthetic practice. Inadequate documentation and record keeping on the preoperative evaluation form (PEF) can be a major obstacle to attaining good practice and improving patient outcomes following operative procedures. AIM: The aim of the study was to conduct an audit to assess the quality of the preoperative anaesthetic information gathered and to observe the quality profile after the introduction of a standardized pre-operative evaluation form...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546703/histological-surprises-in-benign-cytologies-after-lymph-node-biopsy-surgeon-s-knife-improving-patient-care
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Mario Victor Newton, Rakesh S Ramesh, Suraj Manjunath, K ShivaKumar, Hemanth G Nanjappa, Ramu Damuluri, Elvis Peter Joseph, C Prasad
Lymphadenopathy can be due to multitude of causes. Owing to the high prevalence of infectious diseases in India, and malignancy being a life threatening cause for lymphadenopathy; accurate diagnosis is important in preventing delay or misdiagnosis and in improving patient care, thereby increasing longevity with quality. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is the first line investigation commonly done. Should the doctor be contented with the benign FNAC or is a lymph node biopsy needed in this age? The aims of this study are the following: (1) to study the spectral pattern of lymph node biopsies done in a surgical oncology unit of tertiary care centre, (2) to assess the yield of malignant cases from lymph node biopsy and (3) to compare the reliability of benign FNAC with lymph node biopsy...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524382/an-observational-study-of-patient-care-outcomes-sensitive-to-handover-quality-in-the-post-anaesthetic-care-unit
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Nichole Lillibridge, Mari Botti, Beverley Wood, Bernice Redley
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify patient care outcome indicators sensitive to the quality of interprofessional handover between the anaesthetist and the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit nurse. BACKGROUND: The relationship between interprofessional clinical handover when patients are transferred from the operating theatre to the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit and patient outcomes of subsequent patient care delivery is not well understood. DESIGN: Naturalistic, exploratory descriptive design using observation...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523364/-structured-patient-handovers-in-perioperative-medicine-rationale-and-implementation-in-clinical-practice
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M J Merkel, V von Dossow, B Zwißler
Clear and consistent communication is pivotal for well-functioning teamwork, in operating theatres as well as intensive care units. However, patient handovers significantly vary between specialties and locations. If communication is not well structured, it might increase the risk for mishaps and malpractice. Therefore, implementing structured handover protocols is pivotal. The perioperative setting is a high-risk environment that is prone to communication failures due to operational design (frequent change of shift due to working time restrictions) and a high work load and multitasking (operating room management, short surgery times, concurrent emergencies)...
June 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498785/laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-for-conn-s-syndrome-is-beneficial-to-patients-and-is-cost-effective-in-england
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Ioannis Christakis, John A Livesey, Gregory P Sadler, Radu Mihai
PURPOSE: Adrenalectomy has the potential to cure or improve the control of hypertension in patients with primary hyperaldosteronism due to unilateral adrenal adenoma (Conn's syndrome). This study assesses the patients' perception of, and costs associated with, laparoscopic adrenalectomy for Conn's syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical, radiological, operative, and pathological data were collected on patients undergoing adrenalectomy for Conn's syndrome over 8-years period in a UK tertiary referral center...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414959/the-visualization-of-the-surgical-field-in-tubular-assisted-spine-surgery-is-there-a-difference-between-hd-endoscopy-and-microscopy
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Benedikt W Burkhardt, M Wilmes, Salman Sharif, Joachim M Oertel
OBJECTIVE: Expert spinal surgeons criticized endoscopic procedures for poor image quality, in comparison to microscopic visualization. The recent introduction of high definition (HD) digital cameras has shown good results in spinal endoscopy. The aim of this study was to assess endoscopic HD image quality in comparison with microscopic visualization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All posterior lumbar and cervical spinal surgeries of this study were performed with the EasyGO-system in HD resolution...
July 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348262/rare-progression-of-cholangiocarcinoma-distal-femoral-metastasis
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Sam A MacKenzie, Joaquim Stanislas Olivier Goffin, Conor Rankin, Tom Carter
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a rare cancer of the bile duct epithelial cells, with metastases to long bones rarely reported. We present the case of a woman aged 61 years, diagnosed with CCA 6 years previously. She presented with right thigh discomfort, rapidly progressing to immobility with severe pain. Radiological investigations revealed a lytic lesion in her right distal femur, most likely a metastatic deposit, at high risk of pathological fracture. This was managed with an en bloc resection and implantation of a distal femoral replacement...
March 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281432/the-impact-of-a-modified-world-health-organization-surgical-safety-checklist-on-maternal-outcomes-in-a-south-african-setting-a-stratified-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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M Naidoo, J Moodley, P Gathiram, B Sartorius
BACKGROUND: In South Africa (SA), the Saving Mothers Reports have shown an alarming increase in deaths during or after caesarean delivery. OBJECTIVE: To improve maternal surgical safety in KwaZulu-Natal Province, SA, by implementing the modified World Health Organization surgical safety checklist for maternity care (MSSCL) in maternity operating theatres. METHODS: The study was a stratified cluster-randomised controlled trial conducted from March to November 2013...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247111/prospective-review-of-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-a-paediatric-neurosurgical-unit
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Emer Campbell, Thomas Beez, Lorraine Todd
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to record the 30-day and inpatient morbidity and mortality in paediatric patients in a tertiary neuroscience centre over a 2-year period. The intentions were to establish the frequency of significant adverse events, review the current published rates of morbidity in paediatric neurosurgical patients and propose three clinical indicators for future comparison. METHODS: All deaths and adverse events were prospectively recorded from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015...
March 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243441/improving-theatre-turnaround-time
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Daniel Fletcher, David Edwards, Stephen Tolchard, Richard Baker, James Berstock
The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has determined that a £7 million saving can be achieved per trust by improving theatre efficiency. The aim of this quality improvement project was to improve orthopaedic theatre turnaround without compromising the patient safety. We process mapped all the stages from application of dressing to knife to skin on the next patient in order to identify potential areas for improvement. Several suggestions arose which were tested in multiple PDSA cycles in a single theatre...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228966/objective-image-analysis-of-real-time-three-dimensional-intraoperative-ultrasound-for-intrinsic-brain-tumour-surgery
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Sophie J Camp, Vasileios Apostolopoulos, Vasileios Raptopoulos, Amrish Mehta, Kevin O'Neill, Mohammed Awad, Babar Vaqas, David Peterson, Federico Roncaroli, Dipankar Nandi
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that maximal surgical resection of primary intrinsic brain tumours is beneficial, both by improving progression free and overall survival and also by facilitating postoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Hence, there has been an increase in the popularity of real-time intraoperative imaging in brain tumour surgery. The complex theatre arrangements, prohibitive cost and prolonged theatre time of intraoperative MRI have restricted its application...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165791/improving-documentation-in-surgical-operation-notes
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Hammad Parwaiz, Rushan Perera, John Creamer, Hamish Macdonald, Ian Hunter
BACKGROUND: Accurate documentation in surgical operation notes is crucial in facilitating the postoperative care of surgical patients and forms an important medicolegal document. This study audited the quality and completeness of documentation in surgical operation notes at a single district general hospital against the Royal College of Surgeons (2014) Good Surgical Practice guidelines, and looked to improve clinical practice through improved compliance with these guidelines. METHOD: A total of 101 operation notes were audited from a variety of surgical specialities in November 2014 (cycle 1) and 100 notes in May 2015 (cycle 2)...
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121035/recent-developments-in-the-surgical-management-of-complex-intra-abdominal-infection
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REVIEW
M Soop, G L Carlson
BACKGROUND: Current guidance on the management of sepsis often applies to infection originating from abdominal or pelvic sources, which presents specific challenges and opportunities for efficient and rapid source control. Advances made in the past decade are presented in this article. METHODS: A qualitative systematic review was undertaken by searching standard literature databases for English-language studies presenting original data on the clinical management of abdominal and pelvic complex infection in adults over the past 10 years...
January 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067569/optimizing-postoperative-handover-to-the-intensive-care-unit-at-a-tertiary-centre
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Shankar Kumar, Andrew R McKean, Andrew Ramwell, Carolyn Johnston, Susannah Leaver
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive handover of patients transferred from operating theatre to the intensive care unit is crucial in ensuring ongoing quality and safety of care. Handover in this setting poses unique challenges, yet few studies have considered or tested approaches to improve the process. A quality improvement project was undertaken to assess and improve the quality of information transfer during the handover of postoperative patients to the general intensive care unit at a tertiary centre...
January 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
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