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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573512/endoscopic-management-of-vertical-banded-gastroplasty-stricture-feasibility-safety-and-efficacy
#1
Chin Hong Lim, Stuart K Amateau, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Daniel B Leslie
BACKGROUND: Although vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) is no longer performed in the USA, due to its popularity in 1980s, many patients still possess this anatomy with its inherent complications. The stomal stenosis secondary to tight ring or mesh is traditionally treated with surgical removal of the silastic ring or a complex revision, which was hampered by complications, technical complexity, and invasiveness. We described our experience of endoscopic management of this complex problem and the early outcomes...
August 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27283009/correlation-of-venous-blood-gas-and-pulse-oximetry-with-arterial-blood-gas-in-the-undifferentiated-critically-ill-patient
#2
Eli Zeserson, Ben Goodgame, J Daniel Hess, Kristine Schultz, Cynthia Hoon, Keith Lamb, Vinay Maheshwari, Steven Johnson, Mia Papas, James Reed, Michael Breyer
RATIONALE: Blood gas analysis is often used to assess acid-base, ventilation, and oxygenation status in critically ill patients. Although arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis remains the gold standard, venous blood gas (VBG) analysis has been shown to correlate with ABG analysis and has been proposed as a safer less invasive alternative to ABG analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of VBG analysis plus pulse oximetry (SpO2) with ABG analysis...
June 9, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26826917/medico-legal-analysis-of-legal-complaints-in-bariatric-surgery-a-15-year-retrospective-study
#3
Lucile Tuchtan, Radwan Kassir, Bernard Sastre, Christian Gouillat, Marie-Dominique Piercecchi-Marti, Christophe Bartoli
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery for severe obesity has become an effective and accepted treatment for sustained weight loss. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to analyze the complications and issues raised by the experts on which jury or judges' decisions were made for the different types of bariatric surgery. SETTING: University Hospital, France. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We have carried out a retrospective study of 59 expert review dossiers over a period of 15 years (1999-2014) on the different types of bariatric surgery (laparoscopic adjustable gastric band [LAGB], sleeve gastrectomy [SG], Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB], vertical banded gastroplasty [VBG], and gastric plication [GP])...
May 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26640060/arteriovenous-blood-gas-agreement-in-intensive-care-patients-with-varying-levels-of-circulatory-compromise-a-pilot-study
#4
Daniel Hynes, Samantha Bates, Ashley Loughman, Sharon Klim, Craig French, Anne-Maree Kelly
OBJECTIVE: Venous blood gas (VBG) analysis is suggested as an alternative to arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis. In haemodynamically stable patients, there is clinically acceptable arteriovenous (AV) agreement for pH and bicarbonate (HCO3-) concentration, but in haemodynamically unstable patients, evidence is conflicting. We aimed to evaluate the level of AV agreement for the values of pH, PCO2, base excess, HCO3- and lactate between ABGs and VBGs in critically ill patients with varying degrees of hypotension...
December 2015: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26365660/the-correlation-between-computed-tomography-and-duplex-evaluation-of-autogenous-vein-bypass-grafts-and-their-relationship-to-failure
#5
Jonathan Rehfuss, Salvatore Scali, Yong He, Bradley Schmit, Kenneth Desart, Peter Nelson, Scott Berceli
OBJECTIVE: Duplex ultrasound (DUS) imaging for vein bypass graft (VBG) surveillance is confounded by technical and physiologic factors that reduce the sensitivity for detecting impending graft failure. In contrast, three-dimensional computed tomography angiography (CTA) offers high-fidelity anatomic characterization of VBGs, but its utility in detecting at risk grafts is unknown. The current study analyzed the correlation between DUS and CTA for detection of vein graft stenosis and evaluated the relationship of the observed abnormalities to VBG failure...
December 2015: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26205217/conversion-of-open-vertical-banded-gastroplasty-to-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-single-center-single-surgeon-experience-with-6-years-of-follow-up
#6
Ben Gys, Filip Haenen, Michael Ruyssers, Tobie Gys, Thierry Lafullarde
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to assess feasibility, relief of complications and mid- and long-term weight loss results following the conversion of open vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients undergoing conversion of open VBG to RYGB (open and laparoscopic) between 1 April 2000 and 1 January 2015 was performed. (Post)operative complications were listed. Weight loss was assessed using excess weight (EW), percentage excess weight loss (%EWL) and body mass index (BMI) at 1-year intervals after surgery...
April 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25552544/can-vbg-analysis-replace-abg-analysis-in-emergency-care
#7
REVIEW
Anne-Maree Kelly
Blood gas analysis is an integral part of the assessment of emergency department (ED) patients with acute respiratory or metabolic disease. Traditionally ABG analyses have been used, but increasingly, emergency clinicians are using venous blood gas (VBG) analyses. This has been challenged, especially by respiratory physicians, as being too inaccurate. This clinical review, using case examples, summarises the evidence supporting use of VBG to guide management decisions. Arteriovenous agreement for pH is such that values are clinically interchangeable and agreement for bicarbonate is also close...
February 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25519773/long-term-results-of-primary-vertical-banded-gastroplasty
#8
M R van Wezenbeek, J F Smulders, J P J G M de Zoete, M D Luyer, G van Montfort, S W Nienhuijs
BACKGROUND: The vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) used to be a common restrictive bariatric procedure but has been abandoned by many due to a high failure rate, a high incidence of long-term complications, and the newer adjustable gastric band (AGB) and sleeve. However, potential favorable long-term results and the upcoming banded gastric bypass, with a similar mechanical outlet restriction and control of the pouch size, renewed our interest in the VBG. Therefore, we investigated the long-term outcome of primary VBG at the Catharina Hospital in the Netherlands...
August 2015: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25191435/correlation-of-arterial-blood-gas-measurements-with-venous-blood-gas-values-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#9
Ebrahim Razi, Omid Nasiri, Hossein Akbari, Armin Razi
BACKGROUND: Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is useful in evaluation of the clinical condition of critically ill patients; however, arterial puncture or insertion of an arterial catheter may cause many complications. The aim of this study was to determine whether venous blood gas (VBG) values can be used as an alternative to arterial blood gas measurements in patients under mechanical ventilation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out on patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Kashan Beheshti Hospital...
2012: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24892020/arterial-vs-venous-blood-gas-differences-during-hemorrhagic-shock
#10
Kristopher Burton Williams, Ashley Britton Christmas, Brant Todd Heniford, Ronald Fong Sing, Joseph Messick
AIM: To characterize differences of arterial (ABG) and venous (VBG) blood gas analysis in a rabbit model of hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: Following baseline arterial and venous blood gas analysis, fifty anesthetized, ventilated New Zealand white rabbits were hemorrhaged to and maintained at a mean arterial pressure of 40 mmHg until a state of shock was obtained, as defined by arterial pH ≤ 7.2 and base deficit ≤ -15 mmol/L. Simultaneous ABG and VBG were obtained at 3 minute intervals...
May 4, 2014: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24648106/gender-influence-on-long-term-weight-loss-after-three-bariatric-procedures-gastric-banding-is-less-effective-in-males-in-a-retrospective-analysis
#11
Mohamed Bekheit, Khaled Katri, Mohamed Hany Ashour, Bruno Sgromo, Galal Abou-ElNagah, Wael Nabil Abdel-Salam, Jean-Marc Catheline, El-Said El Kayal
BACKGROUND: Identifying factors that influence weight loss after bariatric surgery is one way to predict a successful surgical outcome. Knowledge of the effect of gender on weight loss after bariatric surgery has not been well demonstrated in the literature despite being noted in every day practice. The aim of this study was to find the influence of gender on long-term weight loss after bariatric surgery. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data retrieved from a prospectively maintained bariatric database was conducted...
August 2014: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24209875/bariatric-surgery-trends-in-france-2005-2011
#12
MULTICENTER STUDY
Andrea Lazzati, Rodolphe Guy-Lachuer, Vincent Delaunay, Karine Szwarcensztein, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery underwent a dramatic change in the past decade in France. The objective of this study was to examine elective bariatric surgical procedures from 2005 to 2011 in France and to determine trends in the use of the procedure. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Hospital Database. All admissions involving a bariatric surgery procedure were included. Procedures authorized by the Public Health Authority for the treatment of morbid obesity, including the adjustable gastric banding (AGB), vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), gastric bypass (GB), sleeve gastrectomy (SG), and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), either by laparotomic or laparoscopic approach, were retrieved...
March 2014: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23906178/clinical-utility-of-sequential-venous-blood-gas-measurement-in-the-assessment-of-ventilatory-status-during-physiological-stress
#13
P D Wallbridge, L M Hannan, S A Joosten, L B Irving, D P Steinfort
BACKGROUND: Venous blood gases (VBG) are commonly utilised, particularly in the emergency setting, to assess and monitor patients at risk of ventilatory failure with limited evidence regarding their clinical utility in the assessment of ventilatory status over time. AIMS: This study aims to assess agreement between arterial and venous pH and partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) both before and after physiological stress, at each time point, and within the same subject between paired samples before and after bronchoscopy...
October 2013: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23903783/the-role-of-venous-blood-gas-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Benjamin M Bloom, Johann Grundlingh, Jonathan P Bestwick, Tim Harris
The aim of this study is to provide a systematic review of the literature reporting agreement between arterial and venous pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2), bicarbonate (HCO3⁻), base excess and lactate; and to perform a meta-analysis of the differences. Medline and Embase searches using Eduserv Athens from 1950 to present were conducted using the terms 'VBG', 'ABG', 'arterial', 'venous', 'blood', 'gas', 'lactate', 'emergency' and 'department'. References of the published papers were hand searched and full-text versions of those deemed helpful to the question were obtained...
April 2014: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23747188/a-preliminary-study-of-a-video-intervention-to-inform-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-about-skin-cancer
#15
L J Loescher, C Hansen, J T Hepworth, L Quale, J Sligh
PURPOSE: To obtain preliminary evidence on the effect of a skin cancer prevention video for adult solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR) and informational brochures on outcomes of skin cancer knowledge, beliefs, prevention and detection behaviors, and personal agency (self-confidence/personal control) for behaviors. BACKGROUND: SOTR have a high risk of skin cancer potentiated by life-long immunosuppressive therapy posttransplantation. Skin cancer in SOTR is aggressive and difficult to treat...
November 2013: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23636993/rejecting-the-demise-of-vertical-banded-gastroplasty-a-long-term-single-institute-experience
#16
Mohamed Bekheit, Khaled Katri, Wael Nabil Abdel Salam, Tarek Ezzat, El Said El Kayal
Surgical interventions have proven to be more effective than other measures in the treatment of morbid obesity. The short-term outcomes of the various surgical interventions have been well documented in the literature, with fewer reports on long-term outcomes. The reported long-term outcome of the vertical-banded gastroplasty (VBG) is conflicting. The aim of the present study was to evaluate our long-term experience with VBG. A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database was conducted. Records of patients who underwent VBG five or more years ago were retrieved...
October 2013: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23180572/long-term-results-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-with-vertical-banded-gastroplasty
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
M Werling, L Fändriks, P Björklund, A Maleckas, J Brandberg, H Lönroth, C W le Roux, T Olbers
BACKGROUND: The long-term results of Roux-en-$\hbox{Y}$ gastric bypass (gastric bypass) and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) from randomized studies have not been described in detail. METHODS: Patients were randomized to gastric bypass or VBG. Body mass index (BMI), body composition, eating habits and gastrointestinal hormones were reviewed after 6 years. The frequency of reoperation was assessed up to 10 years after surgery. RESULTS: Sixty-six (80 per cent) of the 82 subjects randomized were assessed for weight and BMI 6 years after surgery, 30 (81 per cent) in the gastric bypass group and 36 (80 per cent) in the VBG group...
January 2013: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23129236/unexpected-changes-in-the-gastric-remnant-in-asymptomatic-patients-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-on-vertical-banded-gastroplasty
#18
Luca Leuratti, Massimo Pierluigi Di Simone, Stefano Cariani
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study are to evaluate the macroscopic and microscopic changes in the remnant stomach at mid-term follow-up of patients who underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on vertical banded gastroplasty (RYGB-on-VBG). The stomach could be reached through a 1.1-cm gastro-gastrostomy with an endoscope of standard size. METHODS: From January 2009 to July 2010, 51 asymptomatic patients at 4 and 5 years follow-up after RYGB-on-VBG submitted to upper endoscopy...
January 2013: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23103108/-early-evaluation-of-anaemia-in-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding-venous-blood-gas-analysis-compared-to-conventional-laboratory
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
José Manuel Benítez Cantero, Juan Jurado García, Patricia Ruiz Cuesta, Angel González Galilea, María Muñoz García-Borruel, Valle García Sánchez, Carmen Gálvez Calderón
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (AGB) requires early clinical evaluation and analysis. The aim of this study is to evaluate early concordance of hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (HTC) levels determined by conventional venous blood gas analysis (VBG) and by conventional Laboratory in Emergencies (LAB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational and prospective study of patients admitted in the Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage Unit with both high and low AGB...
October 19, 2013: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23092027/-correlation-between-arterial-and-venous-blood-gas-analysis-parameters-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Miloš Novović, Vesna Topić
INTRODUCTION: Arterial blood gas (ABG) analyses have an important role in the assessment and monitoring of the metabolic and oxygen status of patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Arterial puncture could have a lot of adverse effects, while sampling of venous blood is simpler and is not so invasive. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether venous blood gas (VBG) values of pH, partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2), partial oxygen pressure (PO2), bicarbonate (HCO3), and venous and arterial blood oxygen saturation (SO2) can reliably predict ABG levels in patients with acute exacerbation of COPD...
July 2012: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
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