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Thom R Nichols
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the Mental Health Component of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in community-dwelling persons with ostomies residing in the United States. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Two thousand three hundred twenty-nine participants completed the survey for a response rate of 14.9% and a margin of error of 2.03%. Study respondents were geographically distributed throughout the United States, representing all 50 states...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Carmit K McMullen, Joanna E Bulkley, Andrea Altschuler, Christopher S Wendel, Marcia Grant, Mark C Hornbrook, Virginia Sun, Robert S Krouse
BACKGROUND: Eliciting the priorities of cancer survivors is essential to address the specific needs of cancer survivor subgroups. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the greatest challenges related to treatment for long-term rectal cancer survivors. DESIGN: This was an observational study with a cross-sectional survey. SETTINGS: The study included members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and Northwest health plans...
November 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
David R Rosen, Grace S Hwang, Glenn T Ault, Adrian E Ortega, Kyle G Cologne
BACKGROUND: Diverticulitis has become a medically managed disease process; the indications and timing of surgical intervention have evolved. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent surgical intervention due to diverticular disease by the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery from 2012 to 2014. RESULTS: Ninety-eight surgeries were performed. Indications included colovesicular fistula, multiple recurrences of diverticulitis, medically refractory diverticulitis, stricture, abscess, colocutaneous fistula, and colovaginal fistula...
August 3, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Chaya Shwaartz, Adam C Fields, Jake G Prigoff, Jeffrey J Aalberg, Celia M Divino
BACKGROUND: Up to 20% of patients with colorectal cancer present with obstruction. The goal of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes of patients with obstructing colon cancer who underwent resection and primary anastomosis with or without proximal diversion. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Procedure Targeted Colectomy databases from 2012 to 2014 were reviewed. Patients undergoing colorectal resection with or without diverting ostomy for obstructing colorectal cancer were analyzed...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
N M Verweij, M E Hamaker, D D E Zimmerman, Y T van Loon, F van den Bos, A Pronk, I H M Borel Rinkes, A H W Schiphorst
BACKGROUND: Ostomies are being placed in 35 % of patients after colorectal cancer surgery. As decision-making regarding colorectal surgery is challenging in the older patients, it is important to have insight in the potential impact due to ostomies. METHODS: An internet-based survey was sent to all members with registered email addresses of the Dutch Ostomy Patient Association. RESULTS: The response rate was 49 %; 932 cases were included of whom 526 were aged <70 years old ("younger respondents"), 301 were aged between 70 and 79 years old ("the elderly"), and 105 were aged ≥80 years old ("oldest old")...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Yusuf Sevim, Suleyman Utku Celik, Hana Yavarifar, Cihangir Akyol
Anastomotic leakage is an unfortunate complication of colorectal surgery. This distressing situation can cause severe morbidity and significantly affects the patient's quality of life. Additional interventions may cause further morbidity and mortality. Parenteral nutrition and temporary diverting ostomy are the standard treatments of anastomotic leaks. However, technological developments in minimally invasive treatment modalities for anastomotic dehiscence have caused them to be used widely. These modalities include laparoscopic repair, endoscopic self-expandable metallic stents, endoscopic clips, over the scope clips, endoanal repair and endoanal sponges...
September 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Marliese Dion Nist, Elizabeth A Rodgers, Brenda M Ruth, C Briana Bertoni, Thomas Bartman, Leah A Keller, James W Dail, Renee Gardikes-Gingery, Edward G Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Skin injuries are common among neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients and may lead to significant complications. Standardized methods of preventing, detecting, and treating skin injuries are needed. PURPOSE: The aim of this project was to standardize the assessment, documentation, and tracking of skin injuries among hospitalized neonatal patients and to determine the incidence of pressure ulcers in this patient population. METHODS: (1) Creation of an interdisciplinary skin team to identify skin injuries through weekly skin rounds...
October 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Mansi Shah, Clayton T Ellis, Michael R Phillips, Amy Marzinsky, William Adamson, Timothy Weiner, Kimberly Erickson, Sang Lee, Patricia A Lange, Sean E McLean
The role of preoperative bowel prep in the pediatric surgical population is uncertain. We performed a randomized prospective study to evaluate noninferiority between the presence or absence of a preoperative bowel prep in elective pediatric bowel surgery on postoperative outcomes. Patients aged three months to 18 years were recruited and randomized to the bowel prep group or the no bowel prep group. Patients were evaluated in-hospital and at postoperative clinic visits. Thirty-two patients were recruited; 18 in the bowel prep group and 14 in the no bowel prep group...
September 2016: American Surgeon
Xiaoming Yuan, Guangrong Zhou, Yan He, Aiwen Feng
BACKGROUND: Epithelial dysplasia and adenomatous polyps of colorectum are precancerous lesions. Surgical removal is still one of the important treatment approaches for colorectal polyps. CASE PRESENTATION: A male patient over 78 years was admitted due to bloody stool and abdominal pain. Colonoscopic biopsy showed a high-grade epithelial dysplasia in an adenomatous polyp of sigmoid colon. Anemia, COPD, ischemic heart disease (IHD), arrhythmias, and hypoproteinemia were comorbidities...
September 26, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Serkan Arslan, Mehmet Hanifi Okur, Mehmet Serif Arslan, Bahattin Aydogdu, Hikmet Zeytun, Erol Basuguy, Mustafa Icer, Cemil Goya
AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic methods, concomitant organ injuries, factors affecting mortality and morbidity, treatment methods, and outcomes of patients treated for traumatic gastrointestinal (GI) perforation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of the medical records of 96 patients who had been treated for GI perforation between January 2000 and October 2015. Data were collected and organised according to the following categories: general patient information, age, gender, hospitalisation period, trauma mechanisms, concomitant injuries, radiological assessment, diagnosis and treatment methods, treatment forms, and complications...
November 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
MaryAnn B Wilbur, Diana B Mannschreck, Ana M Angarita, Rayna K Matsuno, Edward J Tanner, Rebecca L Stone, Kimberly L Levinson, Sarah M Temkin, Martin A Makary, Curtis A Leung, Amy Deutschendorf, Peter J Pronovost, Amy Brown, Amanda N Fader
OBJECTIVES: Thirty-day readmission is used as a quality measure for patient care and Medicare-based hospital reimbursement. The primary study objective was to describe the 30-day readmission rate to an academic gynecologic oncology service. Secondary objectives were to identify risk factors and costs related to readmission. METHODS: This was a retrospective, concurrent cohort study of all surgical admissions to an academic, high volume gynecologic oncology service during a two-year period (2013-2014)...
September 21, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Meredith C Mason, Jose M Garcia, Shubhada Sansgiry, Annette Walder, David H Berger, Daniel A Anaya
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia is an important measure of physiologic reserve associated with worse survival and represents an actionable factor for the cancer population. However, the incidence of cachexia in surgical cancer patients and its impact on postoperative outcomes are currently unknown. METHODS: A prospective cohort study enrolling patients having elective cancer surgery (2012-2014) at a Veterans Affairs tertiary referral center. Preoperative cancer cachexia (weight loss ≥5% over 6-mo period before surgery) was the predictor of interest...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Maisa I Abdalla, Robert S Sandler, Michael D Kappelman, Christopher F Martin, Wenli Chen, Kristen Anton, Millie D Long
BACKGROUND: The potential need for an ostomy is a main concern for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We performed this study to evaluate the impact of a long-term ostomy (≥6 mo duration) on the functional status and specific patient-reported outcomes in a population of patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis within the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Partners cohort. Bivariate analyses and logistic regression models were used to investigate associations between ostomy and various demographic, disease factors, and patient-reported outcomes for health-related quality of life...
September 21, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Chris Braumann, Verena Müller, Moritz Knies, Birgit Aufmesser, Wolfgang Schwenk, Gerold Koplin
BACKGROUND: Although ostomies are sometimes necessary, it is unclear which type of ostomy is advantageous for quality of life (QoL). In an observational study of 2647 patients, QoL after colostomy (CS) and small bowel stoma (SBS) formation was evaluated. METHODS: The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)-QLQ-C30 and CR-38 questionnaires were used. Patient characteristics, retrospective information about the ostomy and previous treatments, and current stoma-related complications were recorded...
September 22, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Xi Su, Fang Qin, Li Zhen, Xinmei Ye, Yinyi Kuang, Mulan Zhu, Xuexia Yin, Huizhen Wang
PURPOSE: To examine stoma self-efficacy (SE) and its association with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and social support in patients with temporary ostomies. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Convenience sampling was used to recruit 150 patients from 5 hospitals in Guangdong province, China, who had been living with a temporary ostomy for at least 1 month. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Respondents completed a questionnaire that included ostomy-related sociodemographic and clinical data, and Chinese language versions of several validated instruments, the Stoma Self-efficacy Scale (C-SSES), City of Hope-Quality of Life-Ostomy Questionnaire (C-COH-QOL-OQ), and Perceived Social Support Scale (C-PSSS)...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Ricardo Escalante G, Leonardo Bustamante-Lopez, Ana Lizcano, Bernardo Acosta M
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess laparoscopic lavage in patients with acute diverticulitis. BACKGROUND: In recent times, laparoscopic peritoneal lavage has been considered a therapeutic alternative to standard resection procedures. In Hinchey III diverticulitis there is the possibility of avoiding ostomies or resection procedures. STUDY: This retrospective study was conducted in a single-care institution. RESULTS: Patients requiring emergency surgery for perforated diverticulitis and generalized peritonitis between March 2011 and May 2014 were identified from a prospective database...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Kyle Sheetz, Mark R Hemmila, Ashley Duby, Greta Krapohl, Arden Morris, Darrell A Campbell, Samantha Hendren
BACKGROUND: Emergency general surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality but has seldom been targeted for practice improvement. The goal of this study was to determine whether perioperative practices vary among surgeons for emergency Hartmann's procedures and whether perioperative care practices are associated with hospitals' complication rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a survey of surgeons at 27 Michigan hospitals. Questionnaires focused on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care practices...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Beverley Temple, Trevor Farley, Kristine Popik, Carisa Ewanyshyn, Elaine Beyer, Brenden Dufault
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for development of a parastomal hernia (PH). DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING AND SUBJECTS: The target population comprised 2854 persons receiving services from the Manitoba Ostomy Program. Seven hundred sixty-four responses were received, yielding a response rate of 29.3%. Respondents average age was 70 years (SD = 12.8); 425 (55.6%) had a colostomy, 236 (30.8%) had an ileostomy, 63 (8...
September 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Martin B Lee, Joanne M Bargman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To clarify misconceptions about the feasibility and risks of peritoneal dialysis that unnecessarily limit peritoneal dialysis uptake or continuation in patients for whom peritoneal dialysis is the preferred dialysis modality. The inappropriate choice of haemodialysis as a result of these misconceptions contributes to low peritoneal dialysis penetrance, increases transfer from peritoneal dialysis to haemodialysis, increases expenditure on haemodialysis and compromises quality of life for these patients...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Sean C Glasgow, Sekhar Dharmarajan
Despite medical and surgical advances leading to increased ability to restore or preserve gastrointestinal continuity, creation of stomas remains a common surgical procedure. Every ostomy results in a risk for subsequent parastomal herniation, which in turn may reduce quality of life and increase health care expenditures. Recent evidence-supported practices such as utilization of prophylactic reinforcement, attention to stoma placement, and laparoscopic-based stoma repairs with mesh provide opportunities to both prevent and successfully treat parastomal hernias...
September 2016: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
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