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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468091/surgical-technical-evidence-review-for-elective-total-joint-replacement-conducted-for-the-ahrq-safety-program-for-improving-surgical-care-and-recovery
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Christopher P Childers, Anaar E Siletz, Emily S Singer, Claire Faltermeier, Q Lina Hu, Clifford Y Ko, Gregory J Golladay, Stephen L Kates, Elizabeth C Wick, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons
Background: Use of enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) can improve patient outcomes, yet national implementation of these pathways remains low. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; funder), the American College of Surgeons, and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patent Safety and Quality have developed the Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery-a national effort to catalyze implementation of practices to improve perioperative care and enhance recovery of surgical patients...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454535/insurance-mandated-preoperative-diet-and-outcomes-after-bariatric-surgery
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Charles J Keith, Lauren E Goss, Camille D Blackledge, Richard D Stahl, Jayleen Grams
BACKGROUND: Despite a lack of demonstrated patient benefit, many insurance providers mandate a physician-supervised diet before financial coverage for bariatric surgery. OBJECTIVES: To compare weight loss between patients with versus without insurance mandating a preoperative diet. SETTING: University hospital, United States. METHODS: Retrospective study of all patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy over a 5-year period, stratified based on whether an insurance-mandated physician-supervised diet was required...
February 2, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452804/inter-observer-reliability-of-preoperative-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-interpretation-a-cross-sectional-study
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T E F Abbott, M Gooneratne, J McNeill, A Lee, D Z H Levett, M P W Grocott, M Swart, N MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing importance of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) for preoperative risk assessment, the reliability of CPET interpretation is unclear. We aimed to assess inter-observer reliability of preoperative CPET. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, multi-centre, observational study of preoperative CPET interpretation. Participants were professionals with previous experience or training in CPET, assessed by a standardized questionnaire...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450690/mortality-rates-of-patients-undergoing-emergency-laparotomy-in-an-irish-university-teaching-hospital
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Aoife C Kiernan, Peadar S Waters, Sean Tierney, Paul Neary, Maria Donnelly, Dara O Kavanagh, Bridget Egan
INTRODUCTION: Emergency laparotomy (EL) is a commonly performed operation with increased morbidity and mortality. Currently, there is a lack of published outcomes following emergency laparotomy within an Irish population. The aim of this study was to assess our outcomes and compare these to predefined outcomes from NELA. METHODS: A review of a prospectively maintained database of all patients who underwent an emergency laparotomy between January 1st 2015 and October 31st 2016 was performed...
February 15, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446494/prepared-for-surgery-communication-in-nurses-pre-operative-consultations-with-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer-after-a-person-centred-intervention
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M Pettersson, J Öhlen, F Friberg, L C Hydén, C Wallengren, E Sarenmalm, E Carlsson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe preoperative communication after a person-centred intervention in nurses' consultations with patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. BACKGROUND: Patients all over the world scheduled for surgery are referred for preoperative consultations with health care professionals. The goal is to assess the risk for perioperative complications, improving quality of care and enabling patients to be prepared for surgery and recovery...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444547/laparoscopic-surgery-with-urinary-tract-reconstruction-and-bowel-endometriosis-resection-for-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Yoshiaki Ota, Masaaki Andou, Ikuko Ota
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is the most severe form of endometriosis. It causes chronic pelvic pain, severe dysmenorrhea, deep dyspareunia, dyschezia, and dysuria, markedly impairing the quality of life of women of reproductive age. A number of randomized controlled trials on surgical and medical treatments to reduce the pain associated with endometriosis have been reported, but few have focused on this in DIE. DIE causes not only pain but also functional invasion to the urinary organs and bowel, such as hydronephrosis and bowel stenosis...
February 14, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435834/physician-assistants-and-nurse-practitioners-in-head-and-neck-surgery
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Chrysanta Patio, Nabilah Ali, Jill Ketner, Candy Young, Esther Chou, Carrie Chong, Wanchi Su
This chapter explores the role of advanced practice clinicians (APCs) and patient care coordinators in the head and neck cancer setting. APCs, which include physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), are licensed professional healthcare providers who diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical therapies. Although the training, education, and licensure differ between PAs and NPs, their roles are quite similar in head and neck surgery...
2018: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420427/the-price-we-pay-for-radical-curative-pelvic-exenterations-prevalence-and-management-of-pain
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Jessica Shao-Yeung Lim, Cherry E Koh, Hannah Liu, Michael J Solomon, Charlotte S H Johnstone
BACKGROUND: Pelvic exenterations are extensive surgical procedures for locally advanced or recurrent malignancies of the pelvis. However, this is often at the cost of significant morbidity due to perioperative pain, which has been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to review perioperative pain management in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of patients undergoing pelvic exenteration between January 2013 and December 2014...
March 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417247/predicting-conversion-from-laparoscopic-to-open-cholecystectomy-a-single-institution-retrospective-study
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Samer Al Masri, Yaser Shaib, Mostapha Edelbi, Hani Tamim, Faek Jamali, Nicholas Batley, Walid Faraj, Ali Hallal
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard surgical treatment for benign gallbladder disease. Nevertheless, conversion to open cholecystectomy (OC) is needed in some cases. The aim of this study is to calculate our institutional conversion rate and to identify the variables that are implicated in increasing the risk of conversion (LC-OC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of all cases of LC performed at the American University of Beirut Medical Center between 2000 and 2015...
February 7, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414500/priapism-as-the-initial-sign-in-hematologic-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
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Luis Cuitláhuac Becerra-Pedraza, Luis Enrique Jiménez-Martínez, Iran Peña-Morfin, Rogelio Nava-Esquivel, Juan Alfredo Villegas-Martínez
INTRODUCTION: Priapism is an uncommon sign and sometimes considered a diagnosis challenge into systemic disease; this is defined as ≥4 h continuous penile erection, without sexual stimulation. We state that this work has been reported in line with the SCARE criteria PRESENTATION OF CASE: A Mexican 52-year-old man was brought to the emergency room with priapism of six days of evolution. His medical history reported fatigue and waxy pallor had begun a month ago, the rest of interrogation was unremarked...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401019/diffusion-of-innovation
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Health care providers are in the midst of a massive effort to diffuse innovative approaches to patient care. While most innovations fail, a few diffuse successfully and are sustained. This month's DataGraphic describes the spread or outcomes of four important health care delivery innovations adopted by hospitals or primary care clinicians: hospital palliative care, electronic consults for preoperative anesthesiology assessment, Medicare's free annual wellness visit, and a primary care improvement network.
February 2018: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401018/innovative-use-of-electronic-consultations-in-preoperative-anesthesiology-evaluation-at-va-medical-centers-in-new-england
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Melissa K Afable, Gouri Gupte, Steven R Simon, Jessica Shanahan, Varsha Vimalananda, Eun Ji Kim, Judith Strymish, Jay D Orlander
Electronic consultations (e-consults) improve access to specialty care without requiring face-to-face patient visits. We conducted a mixed-methods descriptive study to understand the variability in e-consult use across anesthesiology departments in the Veterans Affairs New England Healthcare System (VANEHS). In the period 2012-15, the system experienced a rapid increase in the use of anesthesiology e-consults: 5,023 were sent in 2015, compared with 103 in 2012. Uptake across sites varied from near-universal use of e-consults for preoperative assessment to use for only selected low-risk patients or no use...
February 2018: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395152/controversies-in-the-management-of-ovarian-tumours-in-prepubertal-children-a-baps-and-uk-cclg-surgeons-cancer-group-national-survey
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Sarah Braungart, Ross J Craigie, Paul D Losty
BACKGROUND: No clear treatment and follow-up protocols have been established for prepubertal patients with ovarian tumours. The lack of adequate prospective data in the literature includes all aspects of their management. A significant number of children with ovarian masses present out of hours as a surgical emergency and are initially managed by paediatric surgeons without special interest in surgical oncology. Clear guidance on the management of such tumours is therefore fundamental...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394775/-radical-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-for-elderly-patients-with-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Yuki Matsumi, Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Shunsuke Tanabe, Satoshi Komoto, Naoaki Maeda, Takayuki Ninomiya, Kazuhiro Noma, Masahiko Nishizaki, Shunsuke Kagawa, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
We report a case of an elderly patient with advanced esophageal cancer who underwent multidisciplinary treatment. An 86-year-old male consulted our hospital with complaints of pharynx discomfort and difficulty in swallowing. He was preoperatively diagnosed with esophageal cancer, T3N2M0, Stage III . We performed 2 courses of cisplatin plus 5-FU therapy as neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The primary tumor and metastatic lymph nodes reduced in size, and thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position was performed...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394533/-a-case-of-t1a-breast-cancer-with-axillary-lymph-node-metastasis
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Gen Tsujio, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Yuka Asano, Wataru Goto, Koji Takada, Tamami Morisaki, Satoru Noda, Tsutomu Takashima, Naoyoshi Onoda, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
A breast cancer with tumors smaller than or equal to 5mm in diameter is treated as a microscopic lesion and axially lymph node metastasis is considered to be rare. A 52-year-old female was found to have an abnormal shadow on mammography. An ultrasonography revealed a poorly defined and irregular shaped mass with calcification, 4mm in diameter, in the AC area of her left breast. We performed vacuum-assisted biopsy and diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Under a preoperative diagnosis of left breast cancer with cT1aN0M0, stage I , Luminal A like, we underwent partial mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388407/-the-add-on-value-of-preoperative-anesthesic-consultation-and-the-role-of-the-general-practitioner
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N Godfroid, F Verjans
The goal of anesthesia preoperative consultation is to better document comorbid patient's disease, selectively order investigations, optimize pre-existing medical conditions, to prepare the most adequate plan of anesthesia.
January 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354501/predicting-success-after-artificial-urinary-sphincter-which-preoperative-factors-drive-patient-satisfaction-postoperatively
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Nathan Chertack, Bradley C Gill, Kenneth W Angermeier, Drogo K Montague, Hadley M Wood
Background: To determine which preoperative factors drive patient-reported quality of life (QoL) after artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation. Methods: Men receiving AUS after prostate cancer treatment were identified from a prospectively collected dataset. Preoperative factors were recorded during the initial incontinence consultation. Patients underwent urodynamic testing (UDS) preoperatively at surgeon discretion. Patients were surveyed by telephone postoperatively and given the EPIC Urinary Domain (EPIC-UD) and Urinary Distress Inventory (UDI-6) questionnaires...
December 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345557/co-registration-of-cone-beam-ct-and-preoperative-mri-for-improved-accuracy-of-electrode-localization-following-cochlear-implantation
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A S Dragovic, A K Stringer, L Campbell, C Shaul, S J O'Leary, R J Briggs
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical usefulness and practicality of co-registration of Cone Beam CT (CBCT) with preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for intracochlear localization of electrodes after cochlear implantation. METHODS: Images of 20 adult patients who underwent CBCT after implantation were co-registered with preoperative MRI scans. Time taken for co-registration was recorded. The images were analysed by clinicians of varying levels of expertise to determine electrode position and ease of interpretation...
January 18, 2018: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334259/development-of-three-dimensional-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-model-for-patient-communication-and-young-neurosurgeon-education
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Mengqi Dong, Guangzhong Chen, Kun Qin, Xiaowen Ding, Dong Zhou, Chao Peng, Shaojian Zeng, Xianming Deng
PURPOSE: Rapid prototyping technology is used to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) models and facilitate presurgical patient communication and medical education for young surgeons. METHODS: Two intracranial AVM cases were selected for this study. Using 3D CT angiography or 3D rotational angiography images, the brain AVM models were reconstructed on personal computer and the rapid prototyping process was completed using a 3D printer...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333601/risk-factors-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-after-native-tissue-vaginal-repair-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Matteo Frigerio, Stefano Manodoro, Stefania Palmieri, Federico Spelzini, Rodolfo Milani
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for postoperative stress urinary incontinence (POSUI) after native-tissue prolapse repair without a concomitant anti-incontinence procedure. METHODS: The present single-center retrospective study included women with genital prolapse who underwent high uterosacral ligament suspension without a concomitant anti-incontinence procedure during 2008-2013. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify risk factors for POSUI (identified through clinical interview and International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire-Short Form [ICIQ-SF] self-administration) at 6 months...
January 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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