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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909613/the-novel-laparoscopic-training-3d-model-in-urology-with-surgical-anatomic-remarks-fresh-frozen-cadaveric-tissue
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Emre Huri, Mehmet Ezer, Eddie Chan
Laparoscopic surgery is routinely used to treat many urological conditions and it is the gold standard treatment option for many surgeries such as radical nephrectomy. Due to the difficulty of learning, laparoscopic training should start outside the operating room. Although it is a very different model of laparoscopic training; the aim of this review is to show the value of human cadaveric model for laparoscopic training and present our experience in this area. Fresh frozen cadaveric model in laparoscopic training, dry lab, cadaveric model, animal models and computer based simulators are the most commonly used models for laparoscopic training...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906759/development-of-a-disease-based-hernia-program-and-the-impact-on-cost-for-a-hospital-system
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David M Krpata, Ivy N Haskins, Steven Rosenblatt, Sharon Grundfest, Ajita Prabhu, Michael J Rosen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of developing a hernia program on mesh utilization. BACKGROUND: With the ongoing changes in healthcare, the value of all interventions will see increased scrutiny. Hernia mesh can be one of the most costly components of hernia repairs. A disease-based institutional hernia program that defines roles for mesh utilization and measures outcomes has the potential to add significant value to hospital systems. METHODS: In August 2014, a disease-based hernia program was initiated across a hospital system...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904258/cost-analysis-of-a-disaster-facility-at-an-apex-tertiary-care-trauma-center-of-india
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Sheetal Singh, Shakti Gupta, Anoop Daga, Vijaydeep Siddharth, LaxmiTej Wundavalli
INTRODUCTION: For the Commonwealth Games 2010, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC) of India had been directed by the Director General Health Services and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to set up a specialized unit for the definitive management of the injured/unwell athletes, officials, and related personnel coming for the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. The facility included a 20-bedded fully equipped ward, six ICU beds with ventilator capacity, one very very important person observation area, one perioperative management cubicle, and one fully modular and integrated operating room...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904224/estimation-of-drug-absorption-in-antibiotic-soaked-bone-grafts
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Manish Ramesh Shah, Rukesh R Patel, Randhirsinh V Solanki, Shailendra H Gupta
INTRODUCTION: There is paucity of literature about antibiotic uptake in bone grafts soaked in antibiotic solutions at room temperature in the operation theatre. We hypothesized that if bone grafts are dipped in different strengths of antibiotic solutions for sufficient period, their utilization at the target site helps in localized release of antibiotics in adequate inhibitory concentration to achieve the bacterial regression. The purpose of the study was to find out: (1) Optimum duration, strength, and volume of antibiotic solution required for dipping bone grafts at room temperature prior to the use...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874914/surgical-cost-disclosure-may-reduce-operating-room-expenditures
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Luke S Austin, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Alvin C Ong, Nicholas J Lombardi, Charles D Wowkanech, Michael J Mehnert
Health care expenditures are rising in the United States. Recent policy changes are attempting to reduce spending through the development of value-based payment systems that rely heavily on cost transparency. This study was conducted to investigate whether cost disclosure influences surgeons to reduce operating room expenditures. Beginning in 2012, surgeon scorecards were distributed at a regional health care system. The scorecard reported the actual direct supply cost per case for a specific procedure and compared each surgeon's data with those of other surgeons in the same subspecialty...
November 22, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873327/cost-effectiveness-of-transfacial-gland-preserving-removal-of-parotid-sialoliths
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Adrian A Ong, William W Carroll, Shaun A Nguyen, M Boyd Gillespie
OBJECTIVE: Examine outcomes of transfacial gland-preserving removal of difficult parotid stones and compare the cost and operative time to traditional parotidectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis and retrospective chart review. METHODS: Patients who underwent transfacial removal of symptomatic parotid sialoliths at a tertiary medical center from June 2010 to July 2015 were evaluated. Outcomes included operative technique, stone size, stone location, complications, and symptom relief...
November 22, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871593/atropine-and-glycopyrrolate-do-not-support-bacterial-growth-safety-and-economic-considerations
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Balazs Ittzes, Zsolt Weiling, Istvan Zoard Batai, Monika Kerenyi, Istvan Batai
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of bacterial growth in atropine and glycopyrrolate. DESIGN: Laboratory investigation. SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Standard microbiological methods were used to evaluate the impact of atropine and glycopyrrolate on the growth of Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli. Bacterial count was checked at 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 24 hours. MAIN RESULTS: Atropine or glycopyrrolate did not support the growth of the above bacteria at any examined time at room temperature...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870674/impact-of-hospital-employed-physician-assistants-on-a-level-ii-community-based-orthopaedic-trauma-system
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Peter L Althausen, Steven Shannon, Brianne Owens, Daniel Coll, Michael Cvitash, Minggen Lu, Timothy J O'Mara, Timothy J Bray
OBJECTIVES: The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Orthopedic Trauma Association have released guidelines for the provision of orthopedic trauma services such as adequate stipends, designated operating rooms, ancillary staff, and guaranteed reimbursement for indigent care. One recommendation included a provision for hospital-based physician assistants (PAs). Given current reimbursement arrangements, PA collections for billable services may not meet their salary and benefit expenses...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870673/financial-impact-of-dual-vendor-matrix-pricing-and-sole-source-contracting-on-implant-costs
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Peter L Althausen, Joan Lapham, Lisa Mead
Implant costs comprise the largest proportion of operating room supply costs for orthopedic trauma care. Over the years, hospitals have devised several methods of controlling these costs with the help of physicians. With increasing economic pressure, these negotiations have a tremendous ability to decrease the cost of trauma care. In the past, physicians have taken no responsibility for implant pricing which has made cost control difficult. The reasons have been multifactorial. However, industry surgeon consulting fees, research support, and surgeon comfort with certain implant systems have played a large role in slowing adoption of cost-control measures...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870670/operating-room-supply-costs-in-orthopaedic-trauma-cost-containment-opportunities
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Taylor P Gurnea, Wesley P Frye, Peter L Althausen
In the current health care environment, cost containment is more important than ever. Most physicians currently are unaware of the cost of operating room supplies. A large amount of waste occurs secondary to lack of knowledge and absence of physician incentives for cost saving. Many of the decisions for supply use can be based on good scientific evidence, which supports specific cost saving measures. Careful attention to blood utilization and use of tranexamic acid has the potential to save millions in the hip fracture treatment and arthroplasty treatments...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870669/operating-room-efficiency-benefits-of-an-orthopaedic-traumatologist-at-a-level-ii-trauma-center
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Peter L Althausen, Justin R Kauk, Steven Shannon, Minggen Lu, Timothy J O'Mara, Timothy J Bray
OBJECTIVES: Fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologists are presumably taught skill sets leading to "best practice" outcomes and more efficient use of hospital resources. This should result in more favorable economic opportunities when compared with general orthopaedic surgeons (GOSs) providing similar clinical services. The purpose of our study was to compare the operating room utilization and financial data of traumatologists versus GOSs at a level II trauma center. DESIGN: Retrospective review...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870668/cost-savings-opportunities-in-perioperative-management-of-the-patients-with-orthopaedic-trauma
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Alastair E Moody, Catriona E Moody, Peter L Althausen
Considerable opportunities for cost savings exist surrounding the perioperative management of patients with orthopaedic fracture and trauma. Scientific evidence is available to support each potential cost savings measure. Much of these data had been documented for years but has never been adhered to, resulting in millions of dollars in unnecessary testing and treatment. Careful attention to preoperative laboratory testing can save huge amounts of money and expedite medical clearance for injured patients. The use of a dedicated orthopaedic trauma operating room has been shown to improve resource utilization, decrease costs, and surgical complications...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864044/localization-methods-for-excisional-biopsy-in-women-with-nonpalpable-mammographic-abnormalities
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Christine Rodhouse, Iman Soliman, Mariah Cruse, Joseph Kastrenakes, C J Augustine, Alexis Ludy, Eric Reintgen, Alexa Hoadley, Divya Desai, Minh Nguyen, Douglas Scott Reintgen
INTRODUCTION: With the advent and proliferation of breast cancer screening programs, more women are being diagnosed with mammographic abnormalities that require tissue diagnosis. If imaged-guided biopsy is not possible or previous image-guided biopsies reveal pathologies that require more extensive surgery, guided excisional biopsy/lumpectomy may be necessary. METHODS: Fifteen women were enrolled in the study of the feasibility of off-site or day-before wire-localization excisional biopsy of the breast with mammographic abnormalities...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836449/microbial-flora-on-cell-phones-in-an-orthopedic-surgery-room-before-and-after-decontamination
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J Murgier, J-F Coste, E Cavaignac, X Bayle-Iniguez, P Chiron, P Bonnevialle, J-M Laffosse
INTRODUCTION: Cell-phones are the typical kind of object brought into the operating room from outside by hospital staff. A great effort is made to reduce the level of potentially contaminating bacteria in the operating room, and introducing these devices may run counter to good practice. The study hypothesis was that cell-phones are colonized by several strains of bacteria and may constitute a source of nosocomial contamination. The main study objective was to screen for bacterial colonies on the surfaces of cell-phones introduced in an orthopedic surgery room...
November 8, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826776/development-of-a-novel-simulation-model-for-assessment-of-laparoscopic-camera-navigation
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Melissa W Brackmann, Pamela Andreatta, Karen McLean, R Kevin Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic camera navigation is vital to laparoscopic surgery, yet often falls to the most junior member of the surgical team who has limited laparoscopic operating experience. Previously published reports on simulation models fail to address qualitative scoring of movement, method of communication and correct physician location with respect to patient position. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a novel laparoscopic camera navigation simulation model that addresses these deficiencies...
November 8, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826595/direct-cost-analysis-of-outpatient-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-in-medicare-and-non-medicare-populations
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Steven J Narvy, Tracey C Didinger, David Lehoang, C Thomas Vangsness, James E Tibone, George F Rick Hatch, Reza Omid, Felipe Osorno, Seth C Gamradt
BACKGROUND: Providing high-quality care while also containing cost is a paramount goal in orthopaedic surgery. Increasingly, insurance providers in the United States, including government payers, are requiring financial and performance accountability for episodes of care, including a push toward bundled payments. HYPOTHESIS: The direct cost of outpatient arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was assessed to determine whether, due to an older population, rotator cuff surgery was more costly in Medicare-insured patients than in patients covered by other insurers...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822536/a-universal-next-generation-sequencing-protocol-to-generate-noninfectious-barcoded-cdna-libraries-from-high-containment-rna-viruses
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Lindsey A Moser, Lisbeth Ramirez-Carvajal, Vinita Puri, Steven J Pauszek, Krystal Matthews, Kari A Dilley, Clancy Mullan, Jennifer McGraw, Michael Khayat, Karen Beeri, Anthony Yee, Vivien Dugan, Mark T Heise, Matthew B Frieman, Luis L Rodriguez, Kristen A Bernard, David E Wentworth, Timothy B Stockwell, Reed S Shabman
Several biosafety level 3 and/or 4 (BSL-3/4) pathogens are high-consequence, single-stranded RNA viruses, and their genomes, when introduced into permissive cells, are infectious. Moreover, many of these viruses are select agents (SAs), and their genomes are also considered SAs. For this reason, cDNAs and/or their derivatives must be tested to ensure the absence of infectious virus and/or viral RNA before transfer out of the BSL-3/4 and/or SA laboratory. This tremendously limits the capacity to conduct viral genomic research, particularly the application of next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
May 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820740/enhanced-recovery-after-bariatric-surgery
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Adrian Alvarez, Basavana G Goudra, Preet Mohinder Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) methodology has demonstrated consistent benefits in patients undergoing colorectal, urological and thoracic surgeries. Principles of these protocols and their advantages are expected to extend into other surgical specialties such as bariatric surgery. In this review, we summarize the components of ERAS protocols for bariatric surgery and present the evidence on the emerging role of ERAS principles in obese patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Many recent trials have evaluated ERAS protocols for bariatric surgery...
November 4, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812812/-standardization-and-modeling-of-surgical-processes
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G Strauss, P Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Due to the technological developments around the operating room, surgery in the twenty-first century is undergoing a paradigm shift. OBJECTIVE: Which technologies have already been integrated into the surgical routine? How can a favorable cost-benefit balance be achieved by the implementation of new software-based assistance systems? METHODS: This article presents the state of the art technology as exemplified by a semi-automated operation system for otorhinolaryngology surgery...
December 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792057/cost-savings-from-utilization-of-an-ambulatory-surgery-center-for-orthopaedic-day-surgery
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Peter D Fabricant, Mark A Seeley, Joshua C Rozell, Evan Fieldston, John M Flynn, Lawrence M Wells, Theodore J Ganley
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare providers are increasingly searching for ways to provide cost-efficient, high-quality care. Previous studies on evaluating cost used estimated cost-to-charge ratios, which are inherently inaccurate. The purpose of this study was to quantify actual direct cost savings from performing pediatric orthopaedic sports day surgery at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) compared with a university-based children's hospital (UH). METHODS: Custom-scripted accounting software was queried for line-item costs for a period of 3 fiscal years (fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2014) for eight day surgery procedures at both a UH and a hospital-owned ASC...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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