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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319584/episode-of-care-characteristics-and-costs-for-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-in-hospitals-belonging-to-the-high-value-health-care-collaborative-compared-with-similar-hospitals-in-the-same-health-care-markets
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William B Weeks, William J Schoellkopf, David J Ballard, Gary S Kaplan, Brent James, James N Weinstein
BACKGROUND: To inform consumers and restrain health care cost growth, efforts to promote transparency and to reimburse for care episodes are accelerating in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics and costs of 30-day episode of care for hip and knee replacement occurring in High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC)-member hospitals to those occurring in like non-HVHC-member hospitals in the same 15 health care markets before interventions by HVHC members to improve health care value for those interventions...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
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Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318632/endovascular-aneurysm-repair-evar-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr-associated-acute-kidney-injury
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REVIEW
Kenar D Jhaveri, Athanasios N Saratzis, Rimda J Wanchoo, Pantelis A Sarafidis
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery or intervention is an important complication that may impact mortality, morbidity, and health care costs. Endovascular procedures are now performed routinely for a variety of pathologies that were traditionally treated with open surgery because randomized trials comparing endovascular and open surgery have shown at least equally good results and reduced complication and hospitalization rates with endovascular techniques. However, endovascular procedures have been associated with an increased risk for postoperative AKI, predominantly owing to contrast nephrotoxicity...
March 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317566/microbiology-of-acute-and-chronic-osteomyelitis-and-antibiotic-treatment
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REVIEW
Harry Dym, Joseph Zeidan
Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of bone marrow with a tendency for progression, involving the cortical plates and often periosteal tissues, with most cases occurring after trauma to bone or bone surgery or secondary to vascular insufficiency. Antimicrobial therapy and surgical débridement are the primary modalities of osteomyelitis treatment, although often it is associated with a prolonged course, requiring a large commitment between patient and clinician as well as sizable health care costs. Despite surgical and chemotherapeutic advancements, osteomyelitis remains difficult to treat, and no universally accepted protocol for treatment exists...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316941/acute-kidney-injury-following-spinal-instrumentation-surgery-in-children
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Jasper J Jöbsis, Abdullah Alabbas, Ruth Milner, Christopher Reilly, Kishore Mulpuri, Cherry Mammen
AIM: To determine acute kidney in jury (AKI) incidence and potential risk factors of AKI in children undergoing spinal instrumentation surgery. METHODS: AKI incidence in children undergoing spinal instrumentation surgery at British Columbia Children's Hospital between January 2006 and December 2008 was determined by the Acute Kidney Injury Networ classification using serum creatinine and urine output criteria. During this specific time period, all patients following spinal surgery were monitored in the pediatric intensive care unit and had an indwelling Foley catheter permitting hourly urine output recording...
March 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316318/synchronous-open-heart-surgery-and-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-an-observational-case-study-with-28-patients
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Mustafa Bilge Erdogan, Mehmet Kaplan, Hakki Kazaz, Bulent Salman
Acute cholecystitis (AC) may be a severe problem and may increase the mortality rate and hospital stay in patients who undergo open heart surgery (OHS), due to its aggressive course; therefore, AC should be treated as soon as possible. We aimed to present data on our synchronous cardiac and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) operations performed for AC complicating patients with cardiac disease and who were waiting to undergo OHS. Between January 2008 and September 2014, we performed 2773 OHSs in Medical Park Gaziantep Hospital...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303021/age-and-surgical-complexity-impact-on-renoprotection-by-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-during-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Chenghui Zhou, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Nengxin Fang, Lihuan Li, Derek J Hausenloy
We aimed to conduct an up-to-date meta-analysis to comprehensively assess the renoprotective effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery. 21 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 6302 patients were selected and identified. Compared with controls, RIPC significantly reduced the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) [odds ratio (OR) = 0.79; P = 0.02; I(2) = 38%], and in particular, AKI stage I (OR = 0.65; P = 0.01; I(2) = 55%)...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298047/development-of-a-prediction-rule-for-diagnosing-postoperative-meningitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Olga Helena Hernández Ortiz, Héctor Iván García García, Fabián Muñoz Ramírez, Juan Sebastián Cardona Flórez, Bladimir Alejandro Gil Valencia, Salvador Ernesto Medina Mantilla, María Juliana Moreno Ochoa, Jorge Eliécer Sará Ochoa, Fabián Jaimes
OBJECTIVE Diagnosing nosocomial meningitis (NM) in neurosurgical patients is difficult. The standard CSF test is not optimal and when it is obtained, CSF cultures are negative in as many as 70% of cases. The goal of this study was to develop a diagnostic prediction rule for postoperative meningitis using a combination of clinical, laboratory, and CSF variables, as well as risk factors (RFs) for CNS infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in 4 intensive care units in Medellín, Colombia. Patients with a history of neurosurgical procedures were selected at the onset of febrile symptoms and/or after an increase in acute-phase reactants...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296663/acute-decompensation-in-pediatric-cardiac-patients-outcomes-after-rapid-response-events
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Aarti C Bavare, Kimia S Rafie, Patricia X Bastero, Joseph L Hagan, Paul A Checchia
OBJECTIVE: We studied rapid response events after acute clinical instability outside ICU settings in pediatric cardiac patients. Our objective was to describe the characteristics and outcomes after rapid response events in this high-risk cohort and elucidate the cardiac conditions and risk factors associated with worse outcomes. DESIGN: A retrospective single-center study was carried out over a 3-year period from July 2011 to June 2014. SETTING: Referral high-volume pediatric cardiac center located within a tertiary academic pediatric hospital...
March 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292507/opioid-exit-plan-a-pharmacist-s-role-in-managing-acute-postoperative-pain
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Cheryl Genord, Timothy Frost, Deeb Eid
OBJECTIVES: The benefits of a pharmacist's involvement in medication reconciliation and discharge counseling are well documented in the literature as improving patient outcomes. In contrast, no studies have focused on the initiation of a pharmacist-led opioid exit plan (OEP) for acute postoperative pain management. This paper summarizes a pharmacist-led OEP practice model and the potential role that pharmacists and student pharmacists can have at the point of admission, during postoperative recovery, and on discharge in acute pain management patients...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290162/tavr-in-intermediate-risk-patients-a-review-of-the-partner-2-trial-and-its-future-implications
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Sameer Arora, Cassandra J Ramm, Jacob A Misenheimer, John P Vavalle
BACKGROUND: Following publication of the results of the PARTNER trial, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association recognized the success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by incorporating it as a feasible option in high-surgical risk patients, and recommending it as the standard of care for patients at prohibitive risk of surgery. Although this was recognized as a major success in the field of percutaneous valve replacement, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) continued to be realized as the procedure of choice for low and intermediate surgical risk patients...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289668/the-efficacy-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-without-discontinuation-in-patients-on-antithrombotic-therapy
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Jong Hyuk Yun, Hae Il Jung, Hyoung Uk Lee, Moo-Jun Baek, Sang Ho Bae
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world today. However, there is no consensus regarding whether LC can be performed in patients with acute cholecystitis while on antithrombotic therapy. The objective of our study was to describe postoperative outcomes of patients who underwent emergent LC without interruption to antithrombotic therapy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent LC for acute cholecystitis while on antithrombotic therapy from 2010 to 2015 at Soonchunhyang Universtiy Cheonan Hospital...
March 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288792/disparities-in-the-management-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Jennifer Y Hsu, Ling Chen, Arielle R Gumer, Ana I Tergas, June Y Hou, William M Burke, Cande V Ananth, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is common among young women. Treatment can consist of either surgery with salpingectomy or salpingostomy or medical management with methotrexate. In addition to acute complications, treatment of ectopic pregnancy can result in long term sequelae including decreased fertility. Little is known about the patterns of care and predictors of treatment in women with ectopic pregnancy. Similarly, data on outcomes for various treatments are limited. OBJECTIVE: We examined the patterns of care and outcomes for women with ectopic pregnancy...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288395/analyzing-the-efficacy-of-frequent-sodium-checks-during-hypertonic-saline-infusion-after-elective-brain-tumor-surgery
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Alexander M Tucker, Seung J Lee, Lawrance K Chung, Natalie E Barnette, Brittany L Voth, Carlito Lagman, Daniel T Nagasawa, Isaac Yang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of frequent sodium checks (every 6h) in patients receiving hypertonic saline (HS) after elective brain tumor surgeries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-institution retrospective review of patients having undergone elective craniotomies for brain tumors and treated with postoperative continuous intravenous infusions of 3% HS was performed. Changes in serum sodium values were analyzed at different time points. The rates of <12.5, 25, and 50cc/h infusions were also examined...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288059/effects-of-intraoperative-fluid-management-on-postoperative-outcomes-a-hospital-registry-study
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Christina H Shin, Dustin R Long, Duncan McLean, Stephanie D Grabitz, Karim Ladha, Fanny P Timm, Tharusan Thevathasan, Alberto Pieretti, Cristina Ferrone, Andreas Hoeft, Thomas W L Scheeren, Boyd Taylor Thompson, Tobias Kurth, Matthias Eikermann
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the dose-response relationship between intraoperative fluid administration and postoperative outcomes in a large cohort of surgical patients. BACKGROUND: Healthy humans may live in a state of fluid responsiveness without the need for fluid supplementation. Goal-directed protocols driven by such measures are limited in their ability to define the optimal fluid state during surgery. METHODS: This analysis of data on file included 92,094 adult patients undergoing noncardiac surgery with endotracheal intubation between 2007 and 2014 at an academic tertiary care hospital and two affiliated community hospitals...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285949/considerations-in-cardio-oncology-multiple-mobile-left-sided-cardiac-thrombi-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Toshinori Minamishima, Kenichi Matsushita, Hiromu Morikubo, Aoi Isaka, Noriko Matsushita, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Kubota, Konomi Sakata, Toru Satoh, Hideaki Yoshino
With advances in cancer chemotherapy, the importance of the new clinical discipline of cardio-oncology, which is concerned with the cardiac effects of chemotherapy, is increasing. Herein we describe the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who presented with symptoms of heart failure due to chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Treatment for the patient's breast cancer had included surgery and chemotherapy with anthracyclines and trastuzumab. Echocardiography revealed multiple mobile thrombi in the left ventricle and atrium...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279729/access-to-post-hospitalization-acute-care-facilities-is-associated-with-payer-status-for-open-abdominal-aortic-repair-and-open-lower-extremity-revascularization-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Jesus G Ulloa, Karen Woo, Chi-Hong Tseng, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, David Rigberg
OBJECTIVE: Uninsured patients may not have access to post-acute care facilities that play an important role in clinical recovery and functional outcomes after vascular surgery. We sought to determine whether discharge disposition is associated with insurance status. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from the Vascular Quality Initiative(®) for patients who underwent open abdominal aortic repair (OAR), infra-inguinal bypass (IB) or supra-inguinal bypass (SB) between January 2012 and July 2015...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277408/hospital-standards-to-promote-optimal-surgical-care-of-the-older-adult-a-report-from-the-coalition-for-quality-in-geriatric-surgery
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Julia R Berian, Ronnie A Rosenthal, Tracey L Baker, JoAnn Coleman, Emily Finlayson, Mark R Katlic, Sandhya A Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Victoria L Tang, Thomas N Robinson, Clifford Y Ko, Marcia M Russell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to establish high-quality, valid standards to improve surgical care of the older adult. BACKGROUND: The aging population increases demand for high-quality surgical care. Building upon prior guidelines, quality indicators, and pilot projects, the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS) includes 58 diverse stakeholder organizations committed to improving geriatric surgery. METHODS: Using a modified RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Methodology, 44 of 58 CQGS Stakeholders twice rated validity (primary outcome) and feasibility for 308 standards, ranging from goals and decision-making, pre-operative assessment and optimization, perioperative and postoperative care, to transitions of care beyond the acute care hospital...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274022/use-of-dexmedetomidine-in-patients-undergoing-craniotomies
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Nalini Jadhav, Nilesh Wasekar, Vinayak Wagaskar, Bharati Kondwilkar, Rajesh Patil
INTRODUCTION: The neuroanaesthesia ensures stable perioperative cerebral haemodynamics, avoids sudden rise in intracranial pressure and prevents acute brain swelling. The clinical characteristics of dexmeditomidine make this intravenous agent a potentially attractive adjunct for neuroanaesthesia and in the neurological intensive care unit. AIM: This study aimed to assess the effect of dexmedetomidine on intraoperative haemodynamic stability and to assess the intraoperative requirements of analgesic and other anaesthetic agents, and also to assess postoperative sedation, respiratory depression and any other side effects of dexmedetomidine as compared to placebo...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270342/cholelithiasis-and-its-complications-in-sickle-cell-disease-in-a-university-hospital
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Raquel Alves Martins, Renato Santos Soares, Fernanda Bernadelli De Vito, Valdirene de Fátima Barbosa, Sheila Soares Silva, Helio Moraes-Souza, Paulo Roberto Juliano Martins
INTRODUCTION: The clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease are related to the polymerization of hemoglobin S. The chronic hemolysis caused by this condition often causes the formation of gallstones that can migrate and block the common bile duct leading to acute abdomen. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the profile of patients with sickle cell disease and cholelithiasis. METHODS: Patients with sickle cell disease were separated into groups according to the presence or absence of cholelithiasis...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
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