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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748444/sustained-growth-of-a-university-based-endocrine-surgery-program-over-10-years
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Shonan Sho, Emily S Singer, Eric Kwok, Randi Hissom, Avital Harari, Masha J Livhits, Michael W Yeh
BACKGROUND: Endocrine surgery continues to mature as a subspecialty field. We describe the clinical performance of an academic endocrine surgery program (ESP) over its first 10 years. METHODS: We examined all endocrine procedures performed during the 10-year period (2006-2015) following the inception of the ESP. Institutional and state-level data on case volume, patient geographic origin, and hospital-side costs were obtained. RESULTS: Endocrine case volume increased by approximately ninefold over the study period (from 102 cases in 2006 to 919 cases in 2015)...
July 26, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746980/single-incision-sling-operations-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Arjun Nambiar, June D Cody, Stephen T Jeffery, Patricia Aluko
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence has been shown to affect up to 50% of women. Studies in the USA have shown that up to 80% of these women have an element of stress urinary incontinence. This imposes significant health and economic burden on society and the women affected. Colposuspension and now mid-urethral slings have been shown to be effective in treating patients with stress incontinence. However, associated adverse events include bladder and bowel injury, groin pain and haematoma formation...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746714/association-of-hospital-market-concentration-with-costs-of-complex-hepatopancreaticobiliary-surgery
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Marcelo Cerullo, Sophia Y Chen, Mary Dillhoff, Carl Schmidt, Joseph K Canner, Timothy M Pawlik
Importance: Trade-offs involved with market competition, overall costs to payers and consumers, and quality of care have not been well defined. Less competition within any given market may enable provider-driven increases in charges. Objective: To examine the association between regional hospital market concentration and hospital charges for hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical procedures. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study included all patients undergoing hepatic or pancreatic resection in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2011...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745251/-using-thromboelastography-to-measure-coagulation-following-massive-blood-loss
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M C A Müller, G A E Ponjee
Thromboelastography is becoming increasingly important for diagnosing coagulation disorders in patients with massive blood loss. This whole-blood measurement provides information about the speed of clot formation, clot strength, and degree of fibrinolysis. The result can be used as a basis for making a faster and better choice of a suitable blood product for the patient with severe blood loss. This technique can be carried out simply and quickly as a rapid test ('point-of-care test') or in a central laboratory...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744076/mr-fistulography-with-percutaneous-instillation-of-aqueous-jelly-a-cost-effective-technique-innovation
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Rohit Aggarwal, Brijesh K Soni, Joish U Kumar, Raju A George, Rajeev Sivasankar
BACKGROUND: Perianal fistula is a commonly encountered condition in routine surgical practice. Accurate presurgical mapping of these tracts is vital to prevent recurrence. We have assessed the effectiveness of percutaneous instillation of aqueous jelly prior to magnetic resonance (MR) fistulography. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study the role of percutaneous instillation of aqueous jelly in fistulous tracts prior to MR fistulography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with active discharge, referred for MR fistulography between January 2014 and April 2016, were included in this study...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743177/traditional-suburethral-sling-operations-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Haroon Rehman, Carlos A Bezerra, Homero Bruschini, June D Cody, Patricia Aluko
BACKGROUND: Stress urinary incontinence constitutes a significant health and economic burden to society. Traditional suburethral slings are one of the surgical operations used to treat women with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of traditional suburethral slings on stress or mixed incontinence in comparison with other management options. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Incontinence Group Specialised Register (searched 3 June 2010) and the reference lists of relevant articles...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742978/consideration-for-eliminating-conjunctival-closure-in-the-enucleation-procedure
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John D Pemberton, Hugh Wright, Brian T Fowler, Juliet Kim, James C Fleming
To compare post-operative results and complications in patients who undergo enucleation with or without suture closure of the conjunctiva. This was a retrospective chart review study. Review of 50 cases of enucleation surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital between July 2011 and December 2014. Criteria for inclusion in the study were all cases of enucleation that had extraocular muscles attached to a spherical orbital implant with or without conjunctival closure, and at least 2 months of postoperative follow up...
July 25, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742770/role-of-the-perioperative-surgical-home-in-optimizing-the-perioperative-use-of-opioids
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Thomas R Vetter, Zeev N Kain
Several federal agencies have recently noted that the United States is in the midst of an unprecedented "opioid epidemic," with an increasing number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Providers currently face 3 population-level, public health challenges in providing optimal perioperative pain care: (1) the continued lack of overall improvement in the excessive incidence of inadequately treated postoperative pain, (2) minimizing or preventing postoperative opioid-related side effects, and (3) addressing current opioid prescribing patterns, and the accompanying problematic surge in prescription opioid diversion, misuse, abuse, addiction, and overdose...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742681/targeting-value-driven-quality-improvement-for-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-michigan
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Kyle H Sheetz, Brooke Kenney, James M Dupree, Darrell A Campbell, Michael J Englesbe
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate complete episode expenditures for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a common and lower-risk operation, to characterize novel targets for value-based quality improvement. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Despite enthusiasm for improving the overall value of surgical care, most efforts have focused on high-risk inpatient surgery. METHODS: We identified 19,213 patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy from 2012 to 2015 using data from Medicare and a large private payer...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742435/the-role-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-blocks-in-eras-pathways-for-open-and-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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Alexander J Kim, Robert Jason Yong, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: The concepts of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS(®)) have steadily increased in usage, with benefits in patient outcomes and hospital length of stay. One important component of successful implementation of ERAS protocol is optimized pain control, via the multimodal approach, which includes neuraxial or regional anesthesia techniques and reduction of opioid use as the primary analgesic. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is one such regional anesthesia technique, and it has been widely studied in abdominal surgery...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742262/bladder-neck-needle-suspension-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Cathryn Ma Glazener, Kevin Cooper, Atefeh Mashayekhi
BACKGROUND: Bladder neck needle suspension is an operation traditionally used for moderate or severe stress urinary incontinence in women. About a third of adult women experience some urinary incontinence, and about a third of these have moderate or severe symptoms. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) imposes significant health and economic burdens on society and the women affected. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of needle suspension on stress or mixed urinary incontinence in comparison with other management options...
July 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742116/sutureless-microvascular-anastomosis-assisted-by-an-expandable-shape-memory-alloy-stent
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Noriko Saegusa, Shunji Sarukawa, Kunihiro Ohta, Kensuke Takamatsu, Mitsuhiro Watanabe, Takashi Sugino, Masahiro Nakagawa, Yasuto Akiyama, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Kazuo Kishi, Keita Inoue
Vascular anastomosis is the highlight of cardiovascular, transplant, and reconstructive surgery, which has long been performed by hand using a needle and suture. However, anastomotic thrombosis occurs in approximately 0.5-10% of cases, which can cause serious complications. To improve the surgical outcomes, attempts to develop devices for vascular anastomosis have been made, but they have had limitations in handling, cost, patency rate, and strength at the anastomotic site. Recently, indwelling metal stents have been greatly improved with precise laser metalwork through programming technology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741700/financial-aspects-of-organ-procurement-from-deceased-donors-in-the-usa-relevance-to-xenotransplantation
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REVIEW
Ryan J Saari, David K C Cooper
When clinical xenotransplantation is introduced, the costs associated with acquisition of a genetically engineered pig organ are as yet unknown. How will these costs compare with those currently associated with the acquisition of deceased human organs? An understanding of the financial aspects of deceased organ and tissue procurement in the USA is therefore worthwhile. We have therefore attempted to review certain economic aspects of non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide cadaveric organs and/or tissues for purposes of transplantation into patients with end-stage organ failure, cellular deficiencies, or in need of reconstructive procedures...
July 25, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741414/the-decline-of-laparoendoscopic-single-site-surgery-a-survey-of-the-endourological-society-to-identify-shortcomings-and-guidance-for-future-directions
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Igor Sorokin, Noah E Canvasser, Brian Irwin, Riccardo Autorino, Evangelos N Liatsikos, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Abhay Rane
INTRODUCTION: To analyze the most recent temporal trends in the adoption of urologic laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS), to identify the perceived limitations associated with its decline, and to determine factors that might revive the role of LESS in the field of minimally invasive urological surgery. METHODS: A 15 question survey was created and sent to members of the Endourological Society in September 2016. Only members who performed LESS procedures in practice were asked to respond...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741303/open-retropubic-colposuspension-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
#15
REVIEW
Marie Carmela M Lapitan, June D Cody, Atefeh Mashayekhi
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence is a common and potentially debilitating problem. Stress urinary, incontinence as the most common type of incontinence, imposes significant health and economic burdens on society and the women affected. Open retropubic colposuspension is a surgical treatment which involves lifting the tissues near the bladder neck and proximal urethra in the area behind the anterior pubic bones to correct deficient urethral closure to correct stress urinary incontinence...
July 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741201/cost-effectiveness-of-a-locally-organized-surgical-outreach-mission-making-a-case-for-strengthening-local-non-governmental-organizations
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Adam Gyedu, Cameron Gaskill, Godfred Boakye, Francis Abantanga
INTRODUCTION: Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have a high prevalence of unmet surgical need. Provision of operations through surgical outreach missions, mostly led by foreign organizations, offers a way to address the problem. We sought to assess the cost-effectiveness of surgical outreach missions provided by a wholly local organization in Ghana to highlight the role local groups might play in reducing the unmet surgical need of their communities. METHODS: We calculated the disability-adjusted life years (DALY) averted by surgical outreach mission activities of ApriDec Medical Outreach Group (AMOG), a Ghanaian non-governmental organization...
July 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740890/satisfaction-of-breast-cancer-patients-regarding-surgery-and-radiation-therapy-a-survey-in-japan
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Anneyuko I Saito, Masaru Suda, Keisuke Sasai, Reshma Jagsi
PURPOSE: To evaluate patient satisfaction in Japan and factors, including timing factors, cost, and specific medical practices derived from Western influence (shared decision-making and second opinion), which might affect satisfaction. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients who presented to 1 large Japanese department of radiation oncology for postoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer from September 2010 to November 2013 were included in this study. The questionnaire was distributed to patients after the radiation oncologist consultation, and patients were asked to complete it anonymously by the end of treatment...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740787/costs-and-economics-of-skin-cancer-management-mohs-surgery-and-surgical-reconstruction
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Jonathan Kantor
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June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740773/botulinum-toxin-a-as-an-adjunct-to-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-for-incisional-hernia
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Sinor Soltanizadeh, Frederik Helgstrand, Lars N Jorgensen
BACKGROUND: Repair of large incisional hernias remains a surgical and costly challenge. Temporary paralysis of the lateral abdominal wall muscles with topical administration of botulinum toxin A (BTA) is a new therapeutic concept, which may obviate the need for component separation technique (CST) for repair of large incisional hernias. Current literature on the administration of BTA as adjunct to surgical repair of abdominal incisional hernias was investigated. METHODS: The electronic databases PubMed and Embase were searched for eligible studies...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740765/lipoabdominoplasty-with-progressive-traction-sutures
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Javier Vera Cucchiaro, Horacio Lostia, Patricia Velazquez, Elizabeth Liska
BACKGROUND: Proactively preserving Scarpa's fascia and thus its intrinsic lymphatic drainage and tensile strength for suture placement can eliminate the need for drains after lipoabdominoplasty and therefore reduce the rate of seroma development. In this article, we describe the effectiveness of a modified progressive traction suture (PTS) technique, which enables us to lessen the most common complications and avoid hospital readmission; these sutures take 3-5 minutes of additional surgery time...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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