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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802944/what-are-patient-goals-after-an-anterior-colporrhaphy-operation
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Sabrina J Kousgaard, Jonna Bjørk, Karin Glavind
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe patient-reported goals after an anterior colporrhaphy operation for anterior vaginal wall prolapse, the fulfilment of goals, and the correlation with subjective patient-reported outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study involving 100 women. Preoperatively, patients completed three modified questions from the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Vaginal Symptoms (ICIQ-VS) named ICIQ-VS short form (ICIQ-VS SF) and stated three goals for the operation...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783209/impact-of-pre-operative-cardiology-consultation-prior-to-intermediate-risk-surgical-procedures
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Volkan Dogan, Murat Biteker, Eda Özlek, Bülent Özlek, Özcan Başaran, Birdal Yıldırım, Kadir Kayataş, Oğuzhan Çelik, Marwa Mouline Doğan
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing noncardiac, nonvascular surgery (NCNVS) are at risk of perioperative cardiovascular events. However, benefits of cardiology consultation (CC) in patients with known or suspected cardiac disease undergoing intermediate-risk NCNVS is unknown. METHODS: The study group included 700 consecutive patients referred for CC before intermediate-risk NCNVS in a tertiary-care teaching hospital. The control group included 1200 age-matched and sex-matched consecutive patients proceeded to the intermediate-risk surgery without preoperative CC during the same period...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764836/aspirin-before-elective-surgery-stop-or-continue
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Lili Plümer, Moritz Seiffert, Mark Andree Punke, Jan Felix Kersten, Stefan Blankenberg, Christian Zöllner, Martin Petzoldt
BACKGROUND: Cessation of long-term aspirin treatment before noncardiac surgery can cause adverse cardiac events in patients at risk, particularly in those with previous percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with stent implantation. The factors influencing the clinical decision to stop aspirin treatment are currently unknown. METHODS: In a single-center, cross-sectional study (retrospective registration: NCT03049566) carried out from February to December 2014, we took a survey among patients scheduled for noncardiac surgery who were under long-term aspirin treatment, and among their treating anesthesiologists using standardized questionnaires on preoperative aspirin use, comorbidities, and risk-benefit assessments...
July 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760328/psychosocial-characteristics-associated-with-symptom-perception-1-year-after-gastric-bypass-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Ingela Lundin Kvalem, Irmelin Bergh, Stephanie Sogg, Tom Mala
BACKGROUND: The experience of symptoms after bariatric surgery, such as pain, dumping, and fatigue, may affect behavior, quality of life, and the need for healthcare consultations. Attention to and interpretation of symptoms are influenced by psychological and contextual factors. Prospective studies of psychological factors predicting physical symptom perception after bariatric surgery are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To explore associations of preoperative negative affect and history of stressful and traumatic events with frequency and intensity of self-reported symptoms 1 year after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)...
July 1, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755829/-care-and-optimal-management-of-the-face-and-neck-lift-patients
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E Delay
Surgical and case management for patients demanding a face- and neck-lift are very important. The purpose of this paper is to help the plastic surgeons with information and recommendations useful for the best medical care of patients requiring a face- and neck-lift. The first consultation is the most important contact with the patient. The preoperative discussion helps to define patient demands and to evaluate eventual contraindications for surgery. The clinical exam and patient requirements are useful in the construction of the therapeutic proposition...
July 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744695/update-of-the-icud-siu-consultation-on-stone-technology-behind-ureteroscopy
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Jonathan Cloutier, Ken Anson, Guido Giusti, Michael Grasso, Guido Kamphuis, Sven Lahme, Evangelos Liatsikos, Anup Patel, Margaret S Pearle, Luc Valiquette, Olivier Traxer
INTRODUCTION: Ureteroscopy is now the most frequent treatment used around the world for stone disease. Technological advancement, efficiency, safety, and minimally invasiveness of this procedure are some of the reasons for this change of trend. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this review of the literature, a search of the PubMed database was conducted to identify articles related to ureteroscopy and accessories. The committee assigned by the International Consultation on Urological Disease reviewed all the data and produced a consensus statement relating to the ureteroscopy and all the particularities around this procedure...
July 25, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742730/predictive-model-for-neoplastic-potential-of-gallbladder-polyp
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Ju-Il Yang, Jong Kyun Lee, Dae Geon Ahn, Joo Kyung Park, Kwang Hyuck Lee, Kyu Taek Lee, Sang Ah Chi, Sin-Ho Jung
GOAL: To provide the statistical predictive model for neoplastic potential of gallbladder polyp (GBP). BACKGROUND: Many studies have attempted to define the risk factors for neoplastic potential of GBP. It remains difficult to precisely adapt the reported risk factors for the decision of surgery. Estimating the probability for neoplastic potential of GBP using a combination of several risk factors before surgical resection would be useful in patient consultation...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738723/patients-expectations-for-the-functional-and-psychosocial-outcomes-of-orbital-decompression-surgery-for-thyroid-eye-disease-a-qualitative-study
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Sadie Wickwar, Hayley McBain, Matthew R Edmunds, Daniel G Ezra, Geoffrey E Rose, Stanton P Newman
Patients with appearance-altering conditions may be dissatisfied with the outcomes of reconstructive surgery due to unmet expectations. This study explored patients' expectations of orbital decompression surgery for thyroid eye disease (TED) and whether these were met. Semi-structured interviews were conducted at two times: (1) in the weeks after patients were listed for decompression surgery and before surgery; (2) up to 12 months after surgery. Thematic analysis was performed for each time point, to identify themes within the data...
July 25, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735120/outpatient-lumbar-microdiscectomy-in-france-from-an-economic-imperative-to-a-clinical-standard-an-observational-study-of-201-cases
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Bertrand Debono, Pascal Sabatier, Valérie Garnault, Olivier Hamel, Philippe Bousquet, Jean-Paul Lescure, Jean-Yves Plas
PURPOSE: The outpatient lumbar discectomy procedures have been established for more than 2 decades. However, especially in Europe, there are still obstacles to the development of these procedures, which may be related to medicoeconomic imperatives, and to several factors concerning both surgeons and patients. We describe our initial experience in introducing this method in our institution. METHODS: During a 3-year period, 201 patients met the criteria for ambulatory lumbar microdiscectomy...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725962/optimal-positioning-of-the-nipple-areola-complex-in-men-using-the-mohrenheim-estimated-tangential-tracking-line-mett-line-an-intuitive-approach
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Tobias R Mett, Nicco Krezdorn, Rosalia Luketina, Maria K Boyce, Helga Henseler, Ramin Ipaktchi, Peter M Vogt
INTRODUCTION: The reconstruction of the body shape after post-bariatric surgery or high-grade gynecomastia involves, besides skin tightening, the repositioning of anatomical, apparent landmarks. The surgeon usually defines these during the preoperative planning. In particular, the positions of the nipple-areola complexes (NAC) should contribute to the gender-appropriate appearance. While in the female breast numerous methods have been developed to determine the optimal position of the NACs, there are only a few, metric and often impractical algorithms for positioning the nipples and areoles in the male...
July 19, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724810/updates-on-upper-eyelid-blepharoplasty
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Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Diva Kant Misra, Nilutparna Deori
The human face is composed of small functional and cosmetic units, of which the eyes and periocular region constitute the main point of focus in routine face-to-face interactions. This dynamic region plays a pivotal role in the expression of mood, emotion, and character, thus making it the most relevant component of the facial esthetic and functional unit. Any change in the periocular unit leads to facial imbalance and functional disharmony, leading both the young and the elderly to seek consultation, thus making blepharoplasty the surgical procedure of choice for both cosmetic and functional amelioration...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708202/experience-after-12-cases-with-the-adjustable-transobturator-male-sling-for-postprostatectomy-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Andrea Vismara Fugini, Luca Giovanessi, Michelangelo Tosana
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was the prospective evaluation of the efficacy of the adjustable transobturator male system (ArgusT®) for the treatment of postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (PPI). METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients were treated with ArgusT system for PPI. All patients were comprehensively evaluated preoperatively and after 3 and 6 months regarding daily pad use, residual urine, Incontinence Quality of Life Scale (I-QoL) score and International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short Form (ICIQ-SF) score...
July 1, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701156/the-current-level-of-shared-decision-making-in-anesthesiology-an-exploratory-study
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F E Stubenrouch, E M K Mus, J W Lut, E M Hesselink, D T Ubbink
BACKGROUND: Shared decision-making (SDM) seeks to involve both patients and clinicians in decision-making about possible health management strategies, using patients' preferences and best available evidence. SDM seems readily applicable in anesthesiology. We aimed to determine the current level of SDM among preoperative patients and anesthesiology clinicians. METHODS: We invited 115 consecutive preoperative patients, visiting the pre-assessment outpatient clinic of the department of Anesthesiology at the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam...
July 12, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692583/management-of-spinal-conditions-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease
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Joseph F Baker, Shearwood McClelland, Robert A Hart, R Shay Bess
Parkinson disease (PD) is increasingly prevalent in the aging population. Spine disorders in patients with PD may be degenerative in nature or may arise secondary to motor effects related to the parkinsonian disease process. Physicians providing care for patients with PD and spine pathologies must be aware of several factors that affect treatment, including the patterns of spinal deformity, complex drug interactions, and PD-associated osteoporosis. Following spine surgery, complication rates are higher in patients with PD than in those without the disease...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689526/tension-free-vaginal-taping-in-pakistani-women-with-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Ayesha Saleem
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and determine the peroperative and postoperative complications of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) sling for urinary stress incontinence (USI) and contributing factors to complications. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Kidney Centre Postgraduate Institute, Karachi, from January 2009 to December 2010. METHODOLOGY: One hundred consecutive patients underwent TVT as per Ulmsten Technique for urinary stress incontinence and patients were followed for 3 years...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688658/decreasing-30-day-surgical-mortality-in-a-va-medical-center-utilizing-the-acs-nsqip-surgical-risk-calculator
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SreyRam Kuy, Ramon A L Romero
BACKGROUND: The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Surgical Service had a high mortality. In an effort to reduce surgical mortality, we implemented a series of quality improvement interventions, including utilization of the ACS Surgical Risk Calculator to identify high-risk surgical patients for discussion in a multidisciplinary Pre-Operative Consultation Committee. METHODS: Retrospective study describing the implementation of a risk stratification intervention incorporating the ACS Surgical Risk Calculator Tool and a multidisciplinary Pre-Operative Consultation Committee to target high-risk patients...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686120/coincidence-or-complication-a-systematic-review-of-trigger-digit-after-carpal-tunnel-release
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Fu-Yu Lin, Chao-I Wu, Hsu-Tang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and trigger digits are among the most common nontraumatic hand disorders treated by plastic surgeons. The onset of trigger digits after carpal tunnel release (CTR) has been inconsistently reported. This systematic review assessed the prevalence of trigger digits development in patients after CTR surgery. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE and SCOPUS databases for papers published between January 1966 and August 2016...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682130/the-front-line-general-surgery-consultant-as-a-new-model-of-emergency-care
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A P Navarro, Ejo Hardy, B Oakley, E Mohamed, N T Welch, S L Parsons
INTRODUCTION Emergency general surgery services in England are undergoing rapid structural change with the aim of improving care. In our centre, the key issues identified were high numbers of admissions, inappropriate referrals, prolonged waiting times, delayed senior input and poor patient satisfaction. A new model was launched in January 2015 to address these issues: the surgical triage unit (STU). This study assesses the success of the new service. METHODS All emergency general surgical admissions during a five-month period before introduction of the STU were compared with those of a comparable five-month period after its introduction...
July 6, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666731/the-auckland-cataract-study-ii-reducing-complications-by-preoperative-risk-stratification-and-case-allocation-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Bia Z Kim, Dipika V Patel, James McKelvie, Trevor Sherwin, Charles Nj McGhee
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of preoperative risk stratification for phacoemulsification surgery on intraoperative complications in a teaching hospital. Design; Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Prospective assessment of consecutive phacoemulsification cases (N=500) enabled calculation of a risk score (M-score of 0-8) using a risk stratification system (Muhtaseb et al). M-scores of >3 were allocated to senior surgeons. All surgeries were performed in a public teaching hospital setting, Auckland, New Zealand, in early 2016...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661999/preoperative-site-marking-are-we-adhering-to-good-surgical-practice
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Sonia Bathla, Michael Chadwick, Edward J Nevins, Joanna Seward
OBJECTIVES: Wrong-site surgery is a never event and a serious, preventable patient safety incident. Within the United Kingdom, national guidance has been issued to minimize the risk of such events. The mandate includes preoperative marking of all surgical patients. This study aimed to quantify regional variation in practice within general surgery and opinions of the surgeons, to help guide the formulation and implementation of a regional general surgery preoperative marking protocol. METHODS: A SurveyMonkey questionnaire was designed and distributed to 120 surgeons within the Mersey region, United Kingdom...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
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