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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624041/effects-of-replacing-saline-solution-during-surgery-for-colon-cancer-in-korea
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Eun Mi Ham, Sul Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections are often linked to contamination of saline solution by the patient's organs, doctors' and nurses' hands, or surgical instruments. Scrub nurses also use the saline solution to soften sutures or moisturize gauze. Therefore, we performed a randomized study of Korean clean-contaminated surgeries for colon cancer to evaluate whether replacing saline solution affected the level of contamination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the control group (n = 26), normal saline was not replaced during surgery...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614973/comparison-of-an-alcohol-based-hand-sanitation-product-with-a-traditional-chlorhexidine-hand-scrub-technique-for-hand-hygiene-preparation-in-an-equine-hospital
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R A Edwards, C B Riley, L Howe, E A Burrows, K T Riley, L Frellstedt
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy of an alcohol gel-based hand antisepsis protocol compared with a traditional chlorhexidine-based protocol under conditions of routine clinical contamination, and following heavy faecal contamination. METHODS: Twelve adult participants were recruited and on four separate days completed a hand sanitation protocol using a chlorhexidine scrub or an alcohol-based gel, with hands that were grossly clean but contaminated or with faecal contamination...
June 14, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599898/a-randomized-open-label-controlled-trial-of-chlorhexidine-alcohol-versus-povidone-iodine-for-cesarean-antisepsis-the-capica-trial
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Edward H Springel, Xiao-Yu Wang, Vanessa M Sarfoh, Bradley P Stetzer, Steven A Weight, Brian M Mercer
BACKGROUND: Identification of optimal surgical site antisepsis preparations may reduce cesarean-related surgical site infections. Two recently published investigations examined efficacy of chlorhexidine-alcohol and iodine-alcohol preparations. No previous randomized controlled trial has compared chlorhexidine-alcohol to povidone-iodine aqueous scrub and paint in reduction of cesarean-related surgical site infection. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to determine if chlorhexidine-alcohol would result in less surgical site infections than povidone-iodine when used as skin antisepsis preparation prior to cesarean delivery...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581066/the-pregnant-urologist
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Susan Jane Hall, Simon Williams
The latest statistics show that females constitute 15% of UK Urology consultants and 30% of Urology trainees. This number is set to rise with females accounting for 60% of recent medical school intakes (1). Having young female trainees will result in a larger number of trainees working during pregnancy. Furthermore Urology as a specialty involves potential risks to the developing foetus and mother from both ionising radiation in theatre and from exposure to the potentially harmful 5 α reductase inhibitors, Povidone-iodine surgical scrub, cytotoxic chemicals such as Mitomycin, along with long working hours and on call duties...
June 5, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579070/improving-teamwork-evaluating-workload-of-surgical-team-during-robot-assisted-surgery
#5
Lora A Cavuoto, Ahmed A Hussein, Vivek Vasan, Youssef Ahmed, Ayesha Durrani, Saira Khan, Adam Cole, Derek Wang, Justen Kozlowski, Basim Ahmad, Khurshid A Guru
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cognitive and physical workload experienced by each operating room team member for different types of urological procedures. METHODS: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical fellows, bedside assistants, circulating nurses and scrub nurses completed the NASA Task Load Index (NASA-TLX) questionnaire for various urological RAS procedures. A total of 338 questionnaires from 55 unique individuals were collected. Workload differences by role, type of procedure, and surgery duration were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) for each of the six domains of NASA-TLX...
June 1, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575168/naked-surgeons-the-debate-about-what-to-wear-in-the-o-r
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Matthew Bartek, Francys Verdial, E Patchen Dellinger
There has been recent controversy regarding recommendations and regulations concerning operating room attire. We performed a non-systematic literature search regarding operating room attire and surgical site infection risk. Much of the literature relies on air sampling and culture of operating room equipment but does not present evidence regarding effect on surgical site infection risk. There is no evidence regarding surgical site infection risk related to operating room attire except for sterile gowns and the use of gloves...
May 29, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574957/-attention-everyone-time-out-safety-attitudes-and-checklist-practices-in-anesthesiology-in-germany-a-cross-sectional-study
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Christopher Neuhaus, Aline Spies, Henryk Wilk, Markus A Weigand, Christoph Lichtenstern
BACKGROUND: The use of perioperative checklists has generated a growing body of evidence pointing toward reduction of mortality and morbidity, improved compliance with guidelines, reduction of adverse events, and improvements in human factor-related areas. Usual quality management metrics generally fall short in assessing compliance with their perioperative application. Our study assessed application attitudes and compliance with safety measures centered around the World Health Organization (WHO) "Safe Surgery Saves Lives" campaign as perceived by anesthesia professionals in Germany...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557536/preoperative-hand-decontamination-in-ophthalmic-surgery-a-comparison-of-the-removal-of-bacteria-from-surgeons-hands-by-routine-antimicrobial-scrub-versus-an-alcoholic-hand-rub
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Yaara Forer, Colin Block, Shahar Frenkel
PURPOSE: The goal of this experiment was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of routine preoperative hand washing using commercial medicated sponge brushes versus an alcoholic hand rub, by comparing bacterial growth on ophthalmic surgeons' hands after application of each of these methods. METHODS: Twenty ophthalmic surgeons were recruited at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Samples were collected twice from the hands of each surgeon after hand decontamination using two different protocols during routine surgical practice...
May 30, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538983/assocation-of-a-surgical-task-during-training-with-team-skill-acquisition-among-surgical-residents-the-missing-piece-in-multidisciplinary-team-training
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Jessica L Sparks, Dustin L Crouch, Kathryn Sobba, Douglas Evans, Jing Zhang, James E Johnson, Ian Saunders, John Thomas, Sarah Bodin, Ashley Tonidandel, Jeff Carter, Carl Westcott, R Shayn Martin, Amy Hildreth
Importance: The human patient simulators that are currently used in multidisciplinary operating room team training scenarios cannot simulate surgical tasks because they lack a realistic surgical anatomy. Thus, they eliminate the surgeon's primary task in the operating room. The surgical trainee is presented with a significant barrier when he or she attempts to suspend disbelief and engage in the scenario. Objective: To develop and test a simulation-based operating room team training strategy that challenges the communication abilities and teamwork competencies of surgeons while they are engaged in realistic operative maneuvers...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532527/how-i-do-it-underwater-endoscopic-ear-surgery-for-plugging-in-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
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D Yamauchi, Y Hara, H Hidaka, T Kawase, Y Katori
BACKGROUND: Underwater endoscopic ear surgery does not require suction and so protects the inner ear from unexpected aeration that may damage its function in the treatment of labyrinthine fistula. A method of underwater endoscopic ear surgery is proposed for the treatment of superior canal dehiscence. METHODS: Underwater endoscopic ear surgery was performed for plugging of the superior semicircular canal through the transmastoid approach. Saline solution was infused into the mastoid cavity through an Endo-Scrub Lens Cleaning Sheath...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422796/waterless-hand-rub-versus-traditional-hand-scrub-methods-for-preventing-the-surgical-site-infection-in-orthopaedic-surgery
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Kentaro Iwakiri, Akio Kobayashi, Masahiko Seki, Yoshiyuki Ando, Tadao Tsujio, Masatoshi Hoshino, Hiroaki Nakamura
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study with prospectively collected data OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to compare SSI incidences, the cost of hand hygiene agents, and hand hygiene time between the traditional hand scrub and the waterless hand rub protocols before orthopaedic surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical-site-infections (SSI) prolong hospitalization and are a leading nosocomial cause of morbidity as well as a source of excess cost. Recently, a waterless hand rub protocol comprising alcohol based chlorhexidine gluconate for use before surgery was developed, but no studies have yet examined its utility in orthopaedic surgery...
April 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336031/clinical-issues-april-2017
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Amber Wood
Patient involvement in hand hygiene Key words: patient engagement, hand hygiene, hand washing stations, hand hygiene promotion. Alcohol-based surgical hand rubs in the OR Key words: hand hygiene, hand rub, dispenser. Personal hand hygiene dispensers Key words: hand hygiene, hand rub, hand rub dispenser, personal dispenser. Hand soap Key words: soap, hand hygiene, hand wash, plain soap, triclosan. Disposal of water used for plaster application in scrub sinks Key words: plaster, pour, sink, scrub sink. Multiple hand hygiene indications Key words: hand hygiene, hand wash, hand rub...
April 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320370/incidence-and-patterns-of-surgical-glove-perforations-experience-from-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Abebe Bekele, Nardos Makonnen, Lidya Tesfaye, Mulat Taye
BACKGROUND: Surgical glove perforation is a common event. The operating staff is not aware of the perforation until the procedure is complete, sometimes in as high as 70% of the incidences. Data from Ethiopia indicates that the surgical workforce suffers from a very surgery related accidents, however there is paucity of data regarding surgical glove perforation. The main objective is to describe the incidence and patterns of surgical glove perforation during surgical procedures and to compare the rates between emergency and elective surgeries at one of the main hospitals in Addis Ababa Ethiopia...
March 20, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303774/physiological-evaluation-of-personal-protective-ensembles-recommended-for-use-in-west-africa
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Aitor Coca, Tyler Quinn, Jung-Hyun Kim, Tianzhou Wu, Jeff Powell, Raymond Roberge, Ronald Shaffer
OBJECTIVE: Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides health care workers with a barrier to prevent human contact with viruses like Ebola and potential transmission of the disease. However, PPE can also introduce an additional physiological burden from potentially increased heat stress. This study evaluated the human physiological and subjective responses to continuous light exercise within environmental conditions similar to those in West Africa while wearing 3 different, commonly used PPE ensembles (E1, E2, and E3)...
March 17, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279920/highly-potent-antimicrobial-polyionenes-with-rapid-killing-kinetics-skin-biocompatibility-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-bactericidal-activity
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Shaoqiong Liu, Robert J Ono, Hong Wu, Jye Yng Teo, Zhen Chang Liang, Kaijin Xu, Musan Zhang, Guansheng Zhong, Jeremy P K Tan, Michelle Ng, Chuan Yang, Julian Chan, Zhongkang Ji, Chang Bao, Kiran Kumar, Shujun Gao, Ashlynn Lee, Mareva Fevre, Huihui Dong, Jackie Y Ying, Lanjuan Li, Weimin Fan, James L Hedrick, Yi Yan Yang
Effective antimicrobial agents are important arsenals in our perennial fight against communicable diseases, hospital-acquired and surgical site multidrug-resistant infections. In this study, we devise a strategy for the development of highly efficacious and skin compatible yet inexpensive water-soluble macromolecular antimicrobial polyionenes by employing a catalyst-free, polyaddition polymerization using commercially available monomers. A series of antimicrobial polyionenes are prepared through a simple polyaddition reaction with both polymer-forming reaction and charge installation occurring simultaneously...
May 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245005/-factors-affecting-exposure-level-for-medical-staff-during-orthopedic-procedures-under-fluoroscopic-control
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Maria A Staniszewska, Renata Kopeć, Maciej Budzanowski, Edyta Owsiak
BACKGROUND: Extended control of staff exposure in interventional radiology has been legally required over the last few years. This is determined by a number of factors, including the type of procedure, technical conditions and methodology. In orthopedic procedures fluoroscopy is used to control surgical reconstructions. An influence of particular factors on the registered values of doses received by the members of medical team performing osteosynthesis for limb fractures is presented in this paper...
February 28, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202191/effect-of-music-on-surgical-hand-disinfection-a-video-based-intervention-study
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N Gautschi, J Marschall, D Candinas, V M Banz
Surgical hand disinfection (SHD) is likely to be influenced by various factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of listening to music on the duration of SHD. In total, 236 SHD procedures were recorded on video. The duration of SHD exceeded 2min in both the intervention group and the control group, with background music unable to achieve an increase in the time spent scrubbing. However, listening to music reduced the proportion of very short scrub times (<90s) from 17% to 9% (P=0.07). The following four factors increased mean scrub time significantly: female sex; lower staff seniority; scrubbing hands in groups; and use of a stopwatch...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121034/alternatives-to-antibiotics-for-prevention-of-surgical-infection
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I B M Ploegmakers, S W M Olde Damink, S O Breukink
BACKGROUND: Surgical-site infection (SSI) is still the second most common healthcare-associated infection, after respiratory tract infection. SSIs are associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates, and result in enormous healthcare costs. In the past decade, several guidelines have been developed that aim to reduce the incidence of SSI. Unfortunately, there is no consensus amongst the guidelines, and some are already outdated. This review discusses the recent literature regarding alternatives to antibiotics for prevention of SSI...
January 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106651/evaluating-the-impact-of-intraoperative-surgical-team-handoffs-on-patient-outcomes
#19
Lauren E Giugale, Sarah Sears, Erin S Lavelle, Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Michael Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of intraoperative personnel handoffs on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy (SCP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed SCPs performed at an academic center between 2009 and 2014. We analyzed the number of staff handoffs, defined as any instance a scrub technician (tech) or circulating nurse handed off responsibility for a break or shift change. Outcomes included operative (OR) time and composite variables for major complications (conversion to an open procedure, bladder injury, bowel injury, blood transfusion, infection, ileus, bowel obstruction, readmission, or mesh complication) and prolapse recurrence (prolapse at or beyond the hymen or retreatment)...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072611/baby-shampoo-versus-povidone-iodine-or-isopropyl-alcohol-in-reducing-eyelid-skin-bacterial-load
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Giancarlo A Garcia, Christine V Nguyen, Marc A Yonkers, Jeremiah P Tao
PURPOSE: Baby shampoo is used as an alternative surgical skin preparation, but the evidence supporting its use is scarce with no descriptions of efficacy in the periocular region. The authors compare the efficacy of baby shampoo, povidone-iodine (PI, Betadine) and isopropyl alcohol (IA) in reducing eyelid skin bacterial load. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, comparative, and interventional trial. Bacterial load on adult, human eyelid skin was quantitated before and after cleansing with 1) dilute baby shampoo, 2) 10% PI, or 3) 70% IA...
January 6, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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