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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777760/peripheral-intravenous-volume-assessment-piva-for-quantitating-volume-overload-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-pilot-study
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Merrick Miles, Bret D Alvis, Kyle Hocking, Franz Baudenbacher, Christy Guth, JoAann Lindenfeld, Colleen Brophy, Susan Eagle
BACKGROUND: To determine the feasibility of Peripheral Intravenous Volume Assessment (PIVA) of venous waveforms for assessing volume overload in patients admitted to the hospital with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS: Venous waveforms were captured from a peripheral intravenous catheter in subjects admitted for ADHF and healthy age-matched controls. Admission PIVA signal, brain natriuretic peptide, and chest radiographic measurements were related to the net volume removed during diuresis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777140/different-responses-of-left-atrium-and-left-atrial-appendage-to-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-follow-up-mri-study
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Yun Gi Kim, Jaemin Shim, Suk-Kyu Oh, Hee-Soon Park, Kwang-No Lee, Sung Ho Hwang, Jong-Il Choi, Young-Hoon Kim
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to cause adverse remodeling of left atrium (LA). Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of AF is associated with decrease in LA volume. However, the impact of RFCA on left atrial appendage (LAA) volume and hemodynamic function is not fully understood. We analyzed 123 patients who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation before and after RFCA in Korea University Anam Hospital. LA and LAA volume were measured before and after RFCA based on cardiac MRI. Baseline LA volume was 99...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776982/variable-effectiveness-of-stepwise-implementation-of-nudge-type-interventions-to-improve-provider-compliance-with-intraoperative-low-tidal-volume-ventilation
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Vikas N O'Reilly-Shah, George S Easton, Craig S Jabaley, Grant C Lynde
BACKGROUND: Identifying mechanisms to improve provider compliance with quality metrics is a common goal across medical disciplines. Nudge interventions are minimally invasive strategies that can influence behavioural changes and are increasingly used within healthcare settings. We hypothesised that nudge interventions may improve provider compliance with lung-protective ventilation (LPV) strategies during general anaesthesia. METHODS: We developed an audit and feedback dashboard that included information on both provider-level and department-level compliance with LPV strategies in two academic hospitals, two non-academic hospitals and two academic surgery centres affiliated with a single healthcare system...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775973/safety-model-for-the-introduction-of-robotic-surgery-in-gynecology
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Mariano Tamura Vieira Gomes, Beatriz Taliberti da Costa Porto, Jose Pedro Parise Filho, Ana Luiz Vasconcelos, Bruna Fernanda Bottura, Renato Moretti Marques
OBJECTIVE:  To analyze the perioperative results and safety of performing gynecological surgeries using robot-assisted laparoscopy during implementation of the technique in a community hospital over a 6-year period. METHODS:  This was a retrospective observational study in which the medical records of 274 patients who underwent robotic surgery from September 2008 to December 2014 were analyzed. We evaluated age, body mass index (BMI), diagnosis, procedures performed, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification, the presence of a proctor (experienced surgeon with at least 20 robotic cases), operative time, transfusion rate, perioperative complications, conversion rate, length of stay, referral to the intensive care unit (ICU), and mortality...
May 18, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773763/initial-experience-with-endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty-in-poland
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Aleksander Sowier, Przemysław Pyda, Anna-Maria Borucka, Sebastian Sowier, Jacek Białecki, Joanna Kapturzak, Stanisław Wójtowicz
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is becoming one of the major public health problems. Bariatric procedures are considered the most effective methods of treating this condition but they are costly and entail a high risk of complications. Thus, there is a need to look for better bariatric treatment solutions. One of the newest, highly promising bariatric methods is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), which is comparably effective to other bariatric procedures in terms of weight loss but at the same time it is much less invasive...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773492/what-is-the-hospital-volume-threshold-to-optimize-inpatient-complication-rate-after-partial-nephrectomy
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Sohrab Arora, Jacob Keeley, Daniel Pucheril, Mani Menon, Craig G Rogers
OBJECTIVE: To find a cutoff of hospital volume for elective partial nephrectomy (PN) for kidney cancer that can minimize the inpatient morbidity of this procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Analyzing the National Inpatient sample, from 2008 to 2011, we selected 8,753 records of adult patients undergoing elective PN for nonmetastatic kidney cancer, representing an estimated 43,178 partial nephrectomies performed in the United States during this period. Of these, 2,187 (estimated 10,848) PNs were performed via the robotic approach...
May 14, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772365/location-of-thalamic-hemorrhage-impacts-prognosis
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Brandon L Neisewander, Kimberly Hu, Zach Tan, Jack Zakrzewski, Pouyan Kheirkhah, Prateek Kumar, Miloni Shah, Douglas Cotanche, Kalpesh Shah, Darian R Esfahani, Ankit I Mehta
OBJECT: Approximately 12% of intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH) occur in the thalamus. Understanding the anatomical regions involved with thalamic hemorrhages is potentially useful, offering the physician a more accurate prognosis for patient outcomes. This study was performed to determine if thalamic hemorrhage location observed on a computed tomography scan (CT) is predictive of neurologic outcomes. METHODS: A sample of 168 thalamic hemorrhage patients admitted to a tertiary care center was analyzed...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771810/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-vs-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-in-the-treatment-of-low-and-middle-rectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Roberto Persiani, Alberto Biondi, Francesco Pennestrì, Valeria Fico, Veronica De Simone, Flavio Tirelli, Francesco Santullo, Domenico D'Ugo
BACKGROUND: Transanal total mesorectal excision is a novel and promising technique in the treatment of low and middle rectal cancer. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the safety and feasibility of transanal total mesorectal excision versus laparoscopic total mesorectal excision. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study using propensity score matching analysis. SETTINGS: This study was conducted in a single high-volume university hospital...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771787/point-of-care-cryptococcal-antigen-screening-pipetting-finger-prick-blood-improves-performance-of-immuno-mycologics-lateral-flow-assay
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Rachel M Wake, Joseph N Jarvis, Thomas S Harrison, Nelesh P Govender
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) screening at point of care could improve cryptococcal meningitis prevention where laboratory resources are limited. We evaluated the accuracy of Immuno-Mycologics (IMMY, Norman, OK) CrAg lateral flow assay (LFA) using different techniques at point of care. SETTING: Two tertiary-level hospitals in Johannesburg and a community health clinic in Soweto, South Africa. METHODS: A case-control diagnostic validation study, and a prospective clinic-based implementation study using the IMMY CrAg LFA on finger-prick blood...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771723/comparing-short-term-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-versus-open-pancreaticoduodenectomy-across-low-and-high-volume-centers
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Robert J Torphy, Chloe Friedman, Alison Halpern, Brandon C Chapman, Steven S Ahrendt, Martin M McCarter, Barish H Edil, Richard D Schulick, Ana Gleisner
OBJECTIVE: To compare short-term and oncologic outcomes of patients with cancer who underwent open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) versus minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (MIPD) using the National Cancer Database. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: MIPD, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches, has continued to gain acceptance despite prior reports of increased short-term mortality when compared with OPD. METHODS: Patients with pancreatic cancer diagnosed from 2010 to 2015 undergoing curative intent resection were selected from the National Cancer Database...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771717/prognostic-predictive-value-of-preoperative-intratumoral-2-deoxy-2-18f-fluoro-d-glucose-uptake-heterogeneity-in-patients-with-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Shuai Liu, Zheng Feng, Zhaoxia Jiang, Hao Wen, Junyan Xu, Herong Pan, Yu Deng, Lei Zhang, Xingzhu Ju, Xiaojun Chen, Xiaohua Wu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the clinical and prognostic significance of pretreatment positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) parameters, especially 2-deoxy-2-(F)fluoro-D-glucose-based heterogeneity, in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 56 patients with HGSC who underwent PET/CT before primary surgery at our hospital between January 2010 and June 2015. None of these patients received neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
May 16, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771328/association-of-preoperative-plasma-fibrinogen-level-with-postoperative-bleeding-after-on-pump-coronary-bypass-surgery-does-plasma-fibrinogen-level-affect-the-amount-of-postoperative-bleeding
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Sameh Alagha, Murat Songur, Tugba Avci, Kerem Vural, Sadi Kaplan
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to investigate the association between the preoperative concentration of plasma fibrinogen and the volume of postoperative bleeding. Our secondary aim was to identify whether there is a possible correlation between the patients' different characteristics and haemostatic laboratory variables and the postoperative amount of bleeding after on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting procedures. METHODS: A total of 550 adult patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting on cardiopulmonary bypass in our hospital were enrolled and investigated retrospectively...
May 15, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770883/laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-large-hcc-short-and-long-term-outcomes-in-relation-to-tumor-size
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Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Gabriele Spoletini, Giovanni Vennarecci, Elisa Francone, Mohammed Abu Hilal, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aim to assess the impact of tumor size on clinical and oncological outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). BACKGROUND: LLR has been shown to be feasible, safe, and oncologically efficient. However, it has been slow to develop in patients with HCC who often suffer from chronic liver disease which represents an additional challenge for the surgeon. The experience with large HCCs is even more limited...
May 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770856/risk-factors-associated-with-intrathyroid-extension-of-thyroid-microcarcinomas
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Nikola Slijepcevic, Vladan Zivaljevic, Aleksandar Diklic, Milan Jovanovic, Branislav Oluic, Ivan Paunovic
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the rate of intrathyroid extension of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) in patients operated for benign thyroid disease and to identify independent risk factors associated with it. METHODS: A retrospective study of 301 patients operated for benign thyroid diseases (hyperthyroid diseases, multinodular goitre, Hashimoto thyroiditis and benign thyroid tumours) was performed at a high-volume endocrine surgery unit of a tertiary referral academic hospital, in a 5-year period...
May 17, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770314/factors-leading-to-pancreatic-resection-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-a-national-perspective
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David T Pointer, Zaid Al-Qurayshi, John B Hamner, Douglas P Slakey, Emad Kandil
Background: Resection is the only option for potential cure in pancreatic cancer. Patients admitted for resection may have the procedure deferred during their hospitalization. We aim to identify factors that lead pancreatic cancer patients to undergo resection. Methods: An analysis utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, 2003-2009. Study population included adults (≥18 years) with pancreatic cancer who underwent either pancreatic resection or other interventions...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770302/percutaneous-microwave-thermosphere-ablation-of-pancreatic-tumours
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Anna Maria Ierardi, Pierpaolo Biondetti, Andrea Coppola, Enrico Maria Fumarola, Alberto Magenta Biasina, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Background: In oncologic field, thermo-ablative procedures have spread more and more. Percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) showed same benefits and some advantages over radiofrequency ablation (RFA). To date, a disadvantage of both was the not totally predictable size and shape of ablation volume. The aim of this study was to assess feasibility and safety of MWA in nonresectable pancreatic head cancer using a new technology of MW with high power (100 W) and frequency of 2,450 MH. Methods: Five patients with pancreatic head cancer treated with percutaneous MWA under ultrasound guidance were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769547/effectiveness-of-in-line-filters-to-completely-remove-particulate-contamination-during-a-pediatric-multidrug-infusion-protocol
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Maxime Perez, Bertrand Décaudin, Wadih Abou Chahla, Brigitte Nelken, Laurent Storme, Morgane Masse, Christine Barthélémy, Gilles Lebuffe, Pascal Odou
The large number of drugs administered simultaneously to neonates and children in hospital results in the formation of particles that are potentially infused. We have investigated the ability of IV in-line filters to eliminate particulate matter from multidrug infusion lines and so prevent contamination. The impact on particle occurrence of the internal volume of the IV line below the in-line filter was then evaluated. The multidrug therapy given to children was reproduced with and without in-line filtration...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769120/a-controlled-before-after-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-a-clinician-led-policy-to-reduce-knee-arthroscopy-in-nsw
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H Y Chen, I A Harris, K Sutherland, J-F Levesque
BACKGROUND: Clinical evidence shows knee arthroscopy has little benefit for degenerative conditions and considerable variation in the incidence of knee arthroscopy in Australia has been identified. This study aimed to evaluate a clinician-led evidence-based policy which was implemented in one local health district in New South Wales (NSW) in 2012 to reduce the use of knee arthroscopy for patients aged 50 years or over. METHODS: Trends in rates and volume of knee arthroscopy for patients 50 years or over in NSW between 2004 and 2015 by district were examined...
May 16, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768341/the-plethysmographic-variability-index-does-not-predict-fluid-responsiveness-estimated-by-esophageal-doppler-during-kidney-transplantation-a-controlled-study
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Morgan Le Guen, Arnaud Follin, Etienne Gayat, Marc Fischler
Research is ongoing to find a noninvasive method of monitoring, which can predict fluid responsiveness in patients undergoing kidney transplantation.To compare the responses to fluid challenges with the Pleth Variability Index, a noninvasive dynamic index derived from plethysmographic variability (Radical 7 pulse oximeter; Masimo Corporation, Irvine, CA), and the esophageal Doppler, the criterion standard.Observational study.University hospital; study from May 2011 and May 2012.Forty-eight patients with end-renal function were included and 44 analyzed...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767470/early-increase-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Fei Wang, Feng Xu, Ye Quan, Li Wang, Jian-Jun Xia, Ting-Ting Jiang, Li-Juan Shen, Wen-Hui Kang, Yong Ding, Li-Xia Mei, Xue-Feng Ju, Shan-You Hu, Xiao Wu
AIMS: To examine whether early rise of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) after patient hospitalization correlates with 30-day mortality in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients receiving treatment for spontaneous ICH between January 2015 and September 2016 at the Jiading District Central Hospital Affiliated Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences in Shanghai, China. NLR was determined at admission (T1), at 24-48 hours (T2) and 5-7 days (T3)...
May 16, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
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