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Yskert von Kodolitsch, Oliver Wilson, Helke Schüler, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Tilo Kölbel, Sabine Wipper, Fiona Rohlffs, Christian Behrendt, E Sebastian Debus, Jens Brickwedel, Evaldas Girdauskas, Christian Detter, Alexander M Bernhardt, Jürgen Berger, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Tamer Ghazy, Klaus Matschke, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Norbert Weiss, Adrian Mahlmann
Background: Early survivors of acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) remain at risk for late death and late aortic events. However, the frequency and long-term effects of warfarin anticoagulation on long-term outcome in post-surgical AAAD survivors have not been elucidated. Methods: Two tertiary care centers performed a retrospective observational cohort study of warfarin anticoagulation in AAAD in 243 persons with early survival of surgical repair (WATAS). Serial postoperative tomographic imaging was available in 106 persons...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Gholam Reza Samadzadeh, Tahereh Rigi, Ali Reza Ganjali
BACKGROUND: Surveying valuable and most recent information from internet, has become vital for researchers and scholars, because every day, thousands and perhaps millions of scientific works are brought out as digital resources which represented by internet and researchers can't ignore this great resource to find related documents for their literature search, which may not be found in any library. With regard to variety of documents presented on the internet, search engines are one of the most effective search tools for finding information...
2013: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors & Addiction
Michael Bottlang, William B Long, Daniel Phelan, Drew Fielder, Steven M Madey
BACKGROUND: Surgical stabilization of flail chest injury with generic osteosynthesis implants remains challenging. A novel implant system comprising anatomic rib plates and intramedullary splints may improve surgical stabilization of flail chest injuries. This observational study evaluated our early clinical experience with this novel implant system to document if it can simplify the surgical procedure while providing reliable stabilization. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients that underwent stabilization of flail chest injury with anatomic plates and intramedullary splints were prospectively enrolled at two Level I trauma centres...
February 2013: Injury
Sultan Abajebel, Challi Jira, Waju Beyene
INTRODUCTION: Information systems are increasingly important for measuring and improving the quality and coverage of health services. Reliable and timely health information is vital for operational and strategic decision making that save lives and enhances health. In Ethiopia information quality and use remain weak, particularly at district health offices and primary health care facilities to facilitate decision making. Therefore, the objective of this study is to assess the utilization of health information systems at District level in Jimma Zone, southwest Ethiopia...
August 2011: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
Yatin Mehta, Mayank Vats, Munish Sharma, Reetesh Arora, Naresh Trehan
The benefits of thoracic epidural analgesia in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting are well documented. However, the literature available on the role of high thoracic epidural analgesia (HTEA) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) surgery is scarce. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to establish whether HTEA is beneficial in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing elective OPCAB surgery. After institutional ethics board approval and informed consent, 62 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients undergoing elective OPCAB were randomly grouped into two (n = 31 each)...
September 2010: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Nik Hisamuddin Nik Ab Rahman, Ahmad Hashim
BACKGROUND: This study examined the safety and effectiveness of the procedural sedation analgesia (PSA) technique carried out in the emergency department (ED) of a university hospital over a period of 1 year. The research was done to compare the effectiveness and efficacy of moderate sedation of fentanyl combined with either midazolam or propofol for any brief, intense procedure in the ED setting. AIMS: The objectives were to observe the occurrence of adverse events in subjects undergoing PSA for intense and painful procedures in the emergency department and to implement the use of capnography as a method of monitoring the patients when they were under PSA...
March 25, 2010: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Joan Simons, Laurence Moseley
There is a lack of clarity as to why some nurses are not delivering optimal pain management to children post-operatively. This retrospective chart review study examined nurses' pain scoring on 175 children during the first 24 hours post-operatively. Data were analysed on the amount of assessments made, assessment scores recorded, as well as the age, gender and type of surgery performed. One-quarter of children had no assessment record of their pain in the first 24 hours post-operatively. When the pain tool was part of an observation chart, nurses recorded more pain scores...
June 2009: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
Tijen Alkan, Atf Akçevin, Akif Undar, Halil Türkoğlu, Tufan Paker, Aydn Aytaç
Controversy continues concerning the utilization of pulsatile flow during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures with regard to improved patient outcomes. We evaluated 215 consecutive pediatric patients undergoing open heart surgery for repair of congenital heart disease who were prospectively entered into the study and randomly assigned to either the pulsatile perfusion group (group P, n = 151) or the nonpulsatile perfusion group (group NP, n = 64). All patients received identical surgical, perfusional, and postoperative care...
November 2007: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Chun-Hua Kuo, Miaofen Yen
Cross-mapping the terms of International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) with the handwritten nursing records of gynecological patients at one district of private teaching hospital in the south of Taiwan was conducted in July and August, 2004. The purpose of this study was to validate the applicability of ICNP for electronic nursing records in a gynecological setting. A Chinese version of the ICNP beta 2 browser was used to code nursing record sentences. Medical charts were reviewed until data were saturated...
December 2006: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
T C Moore
The traditional and most frequently employed surgical approach to perforated necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), laparotomy and bowel resection with enterostomy creation, has been associated with an unacceptably high mortality and major morbidity (sepsis, short-gut syndrome, strictures, long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN), prolonged and costly hospitalizations with multiple operations, the inevitable open-and-close procedure for "hopeless" extensive gut ischemia in approximately 10% of laparotomy cases, etc...
2000: Pediatric Surgery International
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