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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028917/comparative-usability-of-modern-anaesthesia-ventilators-a-human-factors-study
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J Spaeth, T Schweizer, A Schmutz, H Buerkle, S Schumann
Background: The anaesthesia ventilator represents the key equipment for intraoperative respiratory care. Improper operation of this device may threaten a patient's health. A self-explanatory interface facilitates handling and decreases the risk of operating errors. This study systematically evaluates the usability of user interfaces in four modern anaesthesia ventilators. Methods: Twenty naïve operators were asked to execute 20 tasks on each of four different anaesthesia ventilators (Avance CS2™, GE Healthcare; Flow-i™, Maquet; and Perseus™ and Primus™, Dräger) in a randomized order...
October 3, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028635/are-we-on-the-same-page-shared-mental-models-to-support-clinical-teamwork-among-health-professions-learners-a-scoping-review
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Leslie Carstensen Floren, DorAnne Donesky, Evans Whitaker, David M Irby, Olle Ten Cate, Bridget C O'Brien
PURPOSE: To conduct a scoping review to explore the construct of shared mental models (SMMs) in the context of clinical teamwork among health professions learners. METHOD: The authors searched the PubMed, ERIC, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, PsychINFO, and EMBASE databases for English-language articles published between 2000 and 2016. Eligible articles mentioned SMMs in relation to clinical teamwork and included health professions learners. Two reviewers screened studies for eligibility and extracted data to determine the depth and breadth of the literature on SMMs...
October 12, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028454/the-longtan-modification-an-effective-and-economical-surgical-innovation-for-parastomal-hernia-post-intraperitoneal-sigmoidostomy
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Peng Wang, Hao Su, Jianwei Liang, Zheng Wang, Zhixiang Zhou, Haitao Zhou
PURPOSE: This study was designed to introduce a new surgical innovation, referred to as the "Longtan modification," for cases with parastomal hernia (PSH) following intraperitoneal sigmoidostomy, and to assess the safety and feasibility of this procedure. METHODS: Between January 2013 and June 2016, a total of 26 consecutive cases with PSH successfully underwent this procedure. The patient demographics, surgical outcomes, stoma-related complications, and the stoma function were collected and analyzed...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027893/hospital-acquired-conditions-predictors-and-implications-for-outcomes-following-spine-tumor-resection
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Nikita Lakomkin, Constantinos G Hadjipanayis
OBJECTIVE Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) significantly compromise patient safety, and have been identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as events that will be associated with penalties for surgeons. The mitigation of HACs must be an important consideration during the postoperative management of patients undergoing spine tumor resection. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for HACs and to characterize the relationship between HACs and other postoperative adverse events following spine tumor resection...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027772/supraglottic-airway-devices-indications-contraindications-and-management
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Joanna Gordon, Richard M Cooper, Matteo Parotto
Supraglottic airway devices (SADs) have become an essential tool in airway management. Over the past three decades, these devices have been increasingly adopted as an alternative to face mask ventilation and/or endotracheal intubation. The range of proposed uses and features have increased significantly. They are used in pre- and in-hospital settings, elective and emergency anesthesia, in spontaneously breathing and ventilated patients, as conduits for intubation, as a bridge to extubation and for airway rescue...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027639/robotic-laparoendoscopic-single-site-benign-gynecologic-surgery-a-single-center-experience
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J Jayakumaran, K Wiercinski, C Buffington, A Caceres
The da Vinci Xi surgical system was released with several upgrades and modifications compared to the previous robotic generations to facilitate minimal invasive surgery. Herein, we present our preliminary experience of robotic laparoendoscopic single-site gynecologic surgery performed for benign indications with the da Vinci Xi robotic system in a single center. Thirty-five female patients underwent robotic single-site surgery between June 2016 and January 2017. The median console time for hysterectomy with or without salpingo-oophorectomy was 41 min...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027381/evaluation-of-a-new-energy-device-for-parenchymal-transection-in-laparoscopic-liver-resection
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Amr Badawy, Satoru Seo, Rei Toda, Hiroaki Fuji, Takamichi Ishii, Kojiro Taura, Kentaro Yasuchika, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
INTRODUCTION: THUNDERBEAT (TB) is a novel device that uses both ultrasonic and advanced bipolar energies for hemostasis. Several recent human studies have proved the safety and efficacy of TB in different surgical procedures, but there have been no similar studies about its efficacy in hepatic parenchymal transection. Therefore, the aim of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the TB device in laparoscopic liver resection. METHODS: This retrospective study compared TB and ultrasonic Harmonic devices in 80 patients who underwent laparoscopic liver resection from 2010 to 2016 in our institution...
October 12, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027351/robotic-assisted-versus-open-radical-cystectomy-in-bladder-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-four-randomized-controlled-trails
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Jin-Qiu Tang, Zhihong Zhao, Yiwen Liang, Guixiang Liao
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is increasing annually for treatment of bladder cancer. The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare the safety and efficacy of RARC and open radical cystectomy (ORC) for bladder cancer. METHODS: Our meta-analysis searches were conducted using PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) assessing the two techniques. RESULTS: Four RCT studies were identified, including 239 cases...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027244/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-in-construction-and-worker-safety
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John Howard, Vladimir Murashov, Christine M Branche
Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for military, recreational, public, and commercial uses have expanded significantly in recent years. In the construction industry, UAVs are used primarily for monitoring of construction workflow and job site logistics, inspecting construction sites to assess structural integrity, and for maintenance assessments. As is the case with other emerging technologies, occupational safety assessments of UAVs lag behind technological advancements. UAVs may create new workplace hazards that need to be evaluated and managed to ensure their safe operation around human workers...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027187/midterm-results-of-trochanteric-flip-osteotomy-technique-for-management-of-fractures-around-the-hip
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Vivek Trikha, Saubhik Das, Arkesh Madegowda, Prabhat Agrawal
INTRODUCTION: In this study, we aimed to investigate safety and efficacy of the trochanteric flip osteotomy with surgical hip dislocation technique in selected displaced acetabular and femoral head fractures with clinico-radiological outcome and potential complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 32 patients from January 2009 to June 2014. Selected displaced acetabular fractures with comminution and/or cranial extension of posterior wall, marginal impaction, intraarticular fragment, femoral head fractures and hip fracture-dislocations were operated by this modified approach of trochanteric flip osteotomy and surgical hip dislocation...
October 9, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026312/robot-assisted-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-operation-in-anus-preserving-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Yongzhen Cui, Cheng Li, Zhongfa Xu, Yingming Wang, Yamei Sun, Huirong Xu, Zengjun Li, Yanlai Sun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this meta-analysis is to provide recommendations for clinical practice and prevention of postoperative complications, such as circumferential resection margin (CRM) involvement, and compare the amount of intraoperative bleeding, safety, operative time, recovery, outcomes, and clinical significance of robot-assisted and conventional laparoscopic procedures in anus-preserving rectal cancer. METHODS: A literature search (PubMed) was performed to identify biomedical research papers and abstracts of studies comparing robot-assisted and conventional laparoscopic procedures...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025345/the-cosmetic-ingredient-review-program-expert-safety-assessments-of-cosmetic-ingredients-in-an-open-forum
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Ivan J Boyer, Wilma F Bergfeld, Bart Heldreth, Monice M Fiume, Lillian J Gill
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) is a nonprofit program to assess the safety of ingredients in personal care products in an open, unbiased, and expert manner. Cosmetic Ingredient Review was established in 1976 by the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), with the support of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Cosmetic Ingredient Review remains the only scientific program in the world committed to the systematic, independent review of cosmetic ingredient safety in a public forum...
September 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024977/safer-paediatric-surgical-teams-a-5-year-evaluation-of-crew-resource-management-implementation-and-outcomes
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Carl Savage, F Andrew Gaffney, Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, Pia Olsson Ackheim, Gunilla Henricson, Irini Antoniadou, Mats Hedsköld, Karin Pukk Härenstam
Objective: Evaluate longitudinal changes in technical and non-technical skills (teamwork, situation monitoring, communication and leadership), safety culture, and clinical outcomes before and after implementation of a crew resource management (CRM) safety program. Design: A multi-level prospective single case study in accordance with the SQUIRE-guidelines for reporting quality improvement efforts. Setting: Large university paediatric surgical service...
September 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024397/li4-ti5-o12-anode-structural-design-from-material-to-electrode-and-the-construction-of-energy-storage-devices
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Zhijie Chen, Honsen Li, Langyuan Wu, Xiaoxia Lu, Xiaogang Zhang
Spinel Li4 Ti5 O12 , known as a zero-strain material, is capable to be a competent anode material for promising applications in state-of-art electrochemical energy storage devices (EESDs). Compared with commercial graphite, spinel Li4 Ti5 O12 offers a high operating potential of ∼1.55 V vs Li/Li(+) , negligible volume expansion during Li(+) intercalation process and excellent thermal stability, leading to high safety and favorable cyclability. Despite the merits of Li4 Ti5 O12 been presented, there still remains the issue of Li4 Ti5 O12 suffering from poor electronic conductivity, manifesting disadvantageous rate performance...
October 12, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024252/revision-gastric-bypass-after-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-band-a-10-year-experience-at-a-public-teaching-hospital
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James Carroll, Michael Kwok, Bhavik Patel, George Hopkins
BACKGROUND: In Australia, there is limited access to public revisional bariatric procedures. However, the need for such procedures is rising. We investigated the safety and efficacy of band-to-bypass procedures in our experience at a public teaching hospital over a period of 10 years. METHODS: Using a prospectively maintained bariatric surgical database, we analysed 91 consecutive planned band-to-bypass procedures from 2007 to November 2016. All patients had prior laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands removed and formation of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, in one or two stages...
October 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023375/workflow-for-criticality-assessment-applied-in-biopharmaceutical-process-validation-stage-1
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Thomas Zahel, Lukas Marschall, Sandra Abad, Elena Vasilieva, Daniel Maurer, Eric M Mueller, Patrick Murphy, Thomas Natschläger, Cécile Brocard, Daniela Reinisch, Patrick Sagmeister, Christoph Herwig
Identification of critical process parameters that impact product quality is a central task during regulatory requested process validation. Commonly, this is done via design of experiments and identification of parameters significantly impacting product quality (rejection of the null hypothesis that the effect equals 0). However, parameters which show a large uncertainty and might result in an undesirable product quality limit critical to the product, may be missed. This might occur during the evaluation of experiments since residual/un-modelled variance in the experiments is larger than expected a priori...
October 12, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023334/application-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-in-single-incision-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy
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Junfeng Zhou, Qingliang He, Jiaxing Wang, Qicai Liu, Mi Wang
BACKGROUND: Recently, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) was widely used in the perioperative management of gastric cancer. The study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ERAS in single-incision laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (SIDG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 90 patients who received laparoscopic gastric cancer resection were divided into 3 groups: group A (n=30), underwent traditional multiport laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with conventional perioperative management; group B (n=30) underwent traditional multiport laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with ERAS concept; and group C (n=30), underwent SIDG with ERAS concept...
October 11, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022951/safety-of-fixed-drug-combination-in-post-operative-cataract-patients-at-tertiary-care-centre-in-south-india
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M Vidyadevi, A Anuradha, G Rashmi, R Shilpa, S Nishath
INTRODUCTION: Cataract is any opacification in lens or its capsule, which accounts for about 50% of treatable blindness worldwide. The prevalence of cataract in India is about 62.6%. The incidence of post operative endophthalmitis ranges from 0.05% - 0.14% and so the use of post-operative antibiotics and steroids is necessary to control infection and prevent inflammation. Fixed drug combinations not only cut the cost but also the dosage and improve the compliance of patients in the immediate post operative period...
January 2017: Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022196/advances-of-radiation-sterilisation-in-tissue-banking
#19
Norimah Yusof
Under the auspices of the IAEA tissue banking programme on "Radiation Sterilisation of Tissue Graft" conducted from 1985 to 2004, many scientists and surgeons were involved in various regional research and development (R&D) projects mainly in dealing with radiation dose selection, radiation effects on human tissues and quality system in radiation sterilisation. New findings on radiation effects, tissue processing and preservation were shared during the regional and interregional meetings and workshops. Many tissue banks started to use radiation (25 kGy) to sterilize tissue grafts for tissue safety and efficacy and still continue to use it...
October 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022057/multiple-cannulated-screws-vs-dynamic-hip-screws-for-femoral-neck-fractures-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis
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Lei Lei Zhang, Ying Zhang, Xianghao Ma, Youwen Liu
OBJECTIVE: Various fixation devices have been reported for stabilization of femoral neck fractures. Numerous studies on arthroplasty versus internal fixation devices in the treatment of femoral neck fractures have been performed, but the optimal approach for internal fixation has not been analyzed. METHODS: A meta-analysis and system evaluation were performed to compare clinical effects. We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science(TM) for randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) comparing multiple cannulated screws (MCS) with dynamic hip screws (DHS) and analyzed the failure rate of operations, the reoperation rate, and postoperative complications...
October 11, 2017: Der Orthopäde
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