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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632589/emergency-department-visits-following-elective-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-identifying-gaps-in-continuity-of-care
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Micaela A Finnegan, Robyn Shaffer, Austin Remington, Jereen Kwong, Catherine Curtin, Tina Hernandez-Boussard
BACKGROUND: Major joint replacement surgical procedures are common, elective procedures with a care episode that includes both inpatient readmissions and postoperative emergency department (ED) visits. Inpatient readmissions are well studied; however, to our knowledge, little is known about ED visits following these procedures. We sought to characterize 30-day ED visits following a major joint replacement surgical procedure. METHODS: We used administrative records from California, Florida, and New York, from 2010 through 2012, to identify adults undergoing total knee and hip arthroplasty...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593387/increased-odds-of-patient-reported-success-at-2%C3%A2-years-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-without-cartilage-lesions-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
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Eric Hamrin Senorski, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Volker Musahl, Freddie Fu, Ferid Krupic, Neel Desai, Olof Westin, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the surgical technique of single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the visualization of anatomic surgical factors and the presence or absence of concomitant injuries at primary ACL reconstruction are able to predict patient-reported success and failure. The hypothesis of this study was that anatomic single-bundle surgical procedures would be predictive of patient-reported success. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the period of 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014...
June 7, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593062/elastic-intramedullary-nailing-of-a-medial-clavicle-fracture-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Michael J Stark, Michael J DeFranco
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the medial clavicle in pediatric patients typically involve the physis and/or sternoclavicular joint. Clavicle fractures are one of the most common injuries in children, but ones at its medial end are rare. Most medial clavicle fractures are treated nonoperatively, but surgery is indicated in some cases. This original case report is unique in describing the use of an elastic intramedullary nail for fixation of a completely displaced medial clavicle fracture in a pediatric patient...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579710/assessment-of-knowledge-of-acute-kidney-injury-among-non-nephrology-doctors-in-two-government-hospitals-in-ondo-city-southwest-nigeria
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Oluseyi Adejumo, Ayodeji Akinbodewa, Oladimeji Alli, Pirisola Olufemi, Abolarin Olatunji
BACKGROUND: Adequate knowledge of acute kidney injury (AKI) among doctors is essential for its prevention, early diagnosis and management. Assessing knowledge of AKI among doctors is necessary to identify areas of deficiencies and key areas to be emphasized when organizing educational programs aimed at improving AKI care. This study determined the knowledge of AKI among non-nephrology doctors in Ondo City, Southwest Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study carried out in two government hospitals in Ondo City using a self-administered pretested questionnaire that assessed knowledge of AKI among non-nephrology doctors...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577723/postoperative-infections-after-limb-sparing-surgery-for-primary-bone-tumors-of-the-pelvis-incidence-characterization-and-functional-impact
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REVIEW
M Severyns, S Briand, D Waast, S Touchais, A Hamel, F Gouin
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infections (SSI) represent the most common postoperative complication after limb sparing surgery for primary malignant bone tumors, with incidence ranging from 10 to 47%. There is no consensus concerning about the optimal surgical strategy, or the adequate antibiotic prophylaxis in pelvic resections. A greater knowledge of these infections and their surgical trajectories seem essential to obtain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied 45 cases of pelvic resection, including at least the periacetabular zone 2 of Enneking, performed between 1989 and 2013 in the same center...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567070/the-cutting-edge-training-modalities-and-educational-platforms-for-accredited-surgical-training-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Antonello Forgione, Salman Y Guraya
BACKGROUND: Historically, operating room (OR) has always been considered as a stand-alone trusted platform for surgical education and training. However, concerns about financial constraints, quality control, and patient safety have urged the surgical educators to develop more cost-effective, surgical educational platforms that can be employed outside the OR. Furthermore, trained surgeons need to regularly update their surgical skills to keep abreast with the emerging surgical technologies...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566217/integration-of-hands-on-team-training-into-existing-curriculum-improves-both-technical-and-nontechnical-skills-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Robert C Caskey, Lily Owei, Raghavendra Rao, Elijah W Riddle, Ari D Brooks, Daniel T Dempsey, Jon B Morris, Christopher J Neylan, Noel N Williams, Kristoffel R Dumon
OBJECTIVE: Nontechnical skills are an essential component of surgical education and a major competency assessed by the ACGME milestones project. However, the optimal way to integrate nontechnical skills training into existing curricula and then objectively evaluate the outcome is still unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the effect laparoscopic team-based task training would have on the nontechnical skills needed for laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN: 9 PGY-1 residents underwent an established training curriculum for teaching the knowledge and technical skills involved in laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538044/mycobacterium-chimaera-infections-associated-with-heater-cooler-units-in-cardiac-surgery
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Peter W Schreiber, Hugo Sax
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mycobacterium chimaera infections following cardiac surgery have been reported from an increasing number of countries. These infections are characterized by a poor prognosis with a case fatality rate around 50% despite treatment. Since the first description in 2013, our understanding has grown steadily. Several outbreak investigations, case series, and experiments with heater-cooler units (HCUs) have been published. This review summarizes the current knowledge. RECENT FINDINGS: M...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534215/-acute-haematogenous-osteomyelitis-in-children-diagnostic-algorithm-and-treatment-strategies
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M Willegger, A Kolb, R Windhager, C Chiari
Acute haematogenous osteomyelitis (AHO) in children is a severe condition. A delay in diagnosis and insufficient treatment may result in deformities, chronicity and sepsis. Therefore a structured diagnostic workup has to be followed in order to diagnose or rule out osteomyelitis. To identify the causative agent for targeted antibiotic treatment, a bone biopsy or puncture should be performed. However, approximately 25% of cases are culture-negative even after biopsy. The knowledge of the typical age-dependent bacterial spectrum is essential for empirical antibiotic therapy...
May 22, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523415/pictorial-review-of-vascular-involvement-and-complex-vascular-reconstructions-in-borderline-to-minimally-advanced-pancreatic-malignancies
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REVIEW
Donald L Ly, Seng Thipphavong, Boraiah Sreeharsha
PURPOSE: To review borderline resectability criteria for pancreatic malignancies, show examples of few surgically treated minimally advanced pancreatic malignancies, discuss various complex vascular reconstructions, and highlight the imaging appearances. BACKGROUND: Often aggressive surgical approaches are used to treat borderline to minimally advanced pancreatic malignancies in specialist centers. As abdominal radiologists it is essential to have up-to-date knowledge to distinguish such tumors with accuracy and also be well versed with the various vascular reconstructions used in such surgeries...
May 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521354/surgical-microanatomy-of-the-posterior-condylar-emissary-vein-and-its-anatomical-variations-for-the-transcondylar-fossa-approach
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Nakao Ota, Rokuya Tanikawa, Tsutomu Yoshikane, Masataka Miyama, Takanori Miyazaki, Yu Kinoshita, Hidetoshi Matsukawa, Takeshi Yanagisawa, Fumihiro Sakakibara, Go Suzuki, Norihiro Saito, Shiro Miyata, Kosumo Noda, Toshiyuki Tsuboi, Rihei Takeda, Hiroyasu Kamiyama, Sadahisa Tokuda, Kyousuke Kamada
BACKGROUND: It is essential to identify and be aware of the anatomy of the posterior condylar emissary vein (PCEV) for achieving an adequate operative field for the transcondylar fossa approach (TCFA). OBJECTIVE: To describe the variations in the drainage patterns of PCEVs and the technical issues encountered in such cases. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of the anatomy of PCEVs in 104 sides in 52 cases treated by the TCFA. Preoperative findings of multidetector-row computed tomography (CT) and CT venography (CTV) were compared with the intraoperative findings...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516202/-plastic-reconstruction-of-radiation-injuries
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P M Vogt, T R Mett, C Henkenberens, C Radtke, R Ipaktchi
In addition to surgical and drug therapy, radiotherapy (or radiation therapy) is one of the three mainstays of modern oncological therapy regimes. It uses ionizing radiation to control tumors by damaging the DNA of cancerous tissue leading to cellular death. Although advances have been made in recent years resulting in a reduced dosage to the surrounding tissues, radiation injuries and tissue-related side effects cannot be completely avoided. Knowledge of the pathophysiology, treatment modalities and interdisciplinary treatment approaches are essential for effective therapy whilst limiting side effects...
May 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509331/anatomic-landmarks-in-lacrimal-surgery-from-an-ophthalmologist-s-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Jens Heichel, Hans-Gert Struck, Anja Viestenz, Thomas Hammer, Arne Viestenz, Miltiadis Fiorentzis
Epiphora is a common clinical symptom of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. However, it is present in several pathologies and can lead to decreased quality of life for patients. A careful clinical examination including a detailed patient's history and diagnostic tests such as the fluorescein dye disappearance test and diagnostic syringing of the lacrimal duct are essential. Depending on the time of presentation (congenital, primary or secondary acquired), grade (subtotal or total) and location of the stenosis, different surgical approaches can be considered...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501114/evaluation-of-palliative-care-training-and-skills-retention-by-medical-students
#14
Priti P Parikh, Mary T White, Lynne Buckingham, Kathryn M Tchorz
BACKGROUND: Training in palliative and end-of-life care has been introduced in medical education; however, the impact of such training and the retention of skills and knowledge have not been studied in detail. This survey study examines long-term follow-up on end-of-life communication skills training, evaluation, and skills retention in medical students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During the surgical clerkship, all third-year medical students received communication skills training in palliative care using simulated patients...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477319/transition-of-care-in-congenital-heart-disease-ensuring-the-proper-handoff
#15
REVIEW
Angela Lee, Barbara Bailey, Geraldine Cullen-Dean, Sandra Aiello, Joanne Morin, Erwin Oechslin
BACKGROUND: With great advances in medical and surgical care, most congenital heart disease patients are living in to adulthood and require lifelong surveillance and expert care for adult onset complications. Care lapse and lack of successful transfer from pediatric to adult care put young adults at risk for increased morbidity and premature death. Hence, transition and transfer from pediatric to adult care is a crucial and critical process to provide access to specialized care and lifelong surveillance...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469459/cardiac-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
#16
REVIEW
Arsalan Rafiq, Eduard Sklyar, Jonathan N Bella
Surgical management of disease has a tremendous impact on our health system. Millions of people worldwide undergo surgeries every year. Cardiovascular complications in the perioperative period are one of the most common events leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Although such events are very small in number, they are associated with a high mortality rate making it essential for physicians to understand the importance of perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and evaluation. Its involves a detailed process of history taking, patient's medical profile, medications being used, functional status of the patient, and knowledge about the surgical procedure and its inherent risks...
2017: Health Services Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451716/-interventional-radiology-in-the-head-and-neck-region
#17
C Mayer, E Hattingen, H Schild, F Bootz, A Schröck
In interventional neuroradiology, endovascular embolization represents an important and helpful tool in the treatment of multiple head and neck diseases. These interventional procedures may be performed with curative intent, to reduce the surgical risk within a multimodal treatment concept, or to improve or at least maintain a good quality of life within a palliative therapy concept. In addition to a good understanding of disease pathology, knowledge of vascular anatomy, including collateral vessels and dangerous extracranial-intracranial anastomoses, is essential for successful treatment, as is implementation of an established technique using appropriate material...
April 27, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418784/a-fresh-cadaver-model-for-the-instruction-of-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-of-thyroid-nodules
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Hilary C McCrary, Erynne A Faucett, Audriana N Hurbon, Tijana Milinic, Jose A Cervantes, Sean L Kent, William J Adamas-Rappaport
Objective The aim of our study is to determine if a fresh cadaver model (FCM) for the instruction of ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules is a practical method for instruction. Study Design Pre- and postinstruction assessment of medical students' ability to perform US-guided FNA of artificially created thyroid nodules placed adjacent to the thyroid gland of a fresh cadaver. Setting University-based fresh cadaver laboratory. Subjects and Methods Study participants included a total of 17 first- and second-year medical students with minimal US training...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405904/endocrine-tumors-causing-arterial-hypertension-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
#19
REVIEW
Agata Buonacera, Benedetta Stancanelli, Lorenzo Malatino
Some tumors are a relatively rare and amendable cause of hypertension, often associated with a higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, as compared with that of both general population and patients with essential hypertension. This worse prognosis is not entirely related to blood pressure increase, because the release of substances from the tumor can directly influence blood pressure behavior. Diagnostic approach is challenging and needs a deep knowledge of the different neuro-hormonal and genetic mechanisms determining blood pressure increase...
April 12, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403403/objective-model-using-only-gender-age-and-medication-list-predicts-in-hospital-morbidity-after-elective-surgery
#20
J D Blitz, K S Mackersey, J C Miller, S M Kendale
Background.: Most current surgical risk models contain many variables: some of which may be esoteric, require a physician's assessment or must be obtained intraoperatively. Early preoperative risk stratification is essential to identify high risk, elective surgical patients for medical optimization and care coordination across the perioperative period. We sought to create a simple, patient-driven scoring system using: gender, age and list of medications to predict in-hospital postoperative morbidity...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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