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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924136/a-case-of-tracheobronchomalacia-mimicking-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Stefani M Schwartz, Katherine J Greco, Venugopal Reddy
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is a common acute postoperative complication and is associated with 100,000 deaths per year in the USA. Tracheobronchomalacia is an uncommon condition, which presents with similar symptoms to pulmonary embolism, including hypoxemia, tachycardia, and shortness of breath. We describe a case of a patient who presented with postoperative pulmonary symptoms that were initially thought to be due to pulmonary embolism. However, following imaging investigations these symptoms were found to be due to tracheobronchomalacia...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922233/endoscopic-versus-open-repair-for-craniosynostosis-in-infants-using-propensity-score-matching-to-compare-outcomes-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Douglas R Thompson, David Zurakowski, Charles M Haberkern, Paul A Stricker, Petra M Meier
BACKGROUND: The North American Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to evaluate outcomes in infants and children undergoing craniosynostosis repair. The goal of this multicenter study was to utilize this registry to assess differences in blood utilization, intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, duration of hospitalization, and perioperative complications between endoscopic-assisted (ESC) and open repair in infants with craniosynostosis...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913495/improvement-of-recovery-parameters-using-patient-controlled-epidural-analgesia-after-oncological-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-single-center-study
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Armeana Olimpia Zgâia, Cosmin Ioan Lisencu, Alexandru Rogobete, Cătălin Vlad, Patriciu Achimaş-Cadariu, Gabriel Lazăr, Maximilian Muntean, Florin Ignat, Vlad Ormindean, Alexandru Irimie
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) versus conventional opioid intravenous (IV) infusion after gastrointestinal cancer surgery regarding several post-surgery parameters of recovery. METHODS: One hundred and one patients were prospectively randomized to receive either thoracic/lumbar PCEA (PCEA group) or the standard analgesia technique used in our hospital, conventional IV infusion of morphine (IVMO group) after gastrointestinal cancer surgery...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912876/effect-of-intercostal-nerve-block-combined-with-general-anesthesia-on-the-stress-response-in-patients-undergoing-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-surgery
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Yanping Zhan, Guo Chen, Jian Huang, Benchao Hou, Weicheng Liu, Shibiao Chen
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of intercostal nerve block combined with general anesthesia on the stress response and postoperative recovery in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS). A total of 30 patients scheduled for MIMVS were randomly divided into two groups (n=15 each): Group A, which received intercostal nerve block combined with general anesthesia and group B, which received general anesthesia alone. Intercostal nerve block in group A was performed with 0...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904523/music-listening-among-postoperative-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-mixed-methods-analysis
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Nancy Ames, Rebecca Shuford, Li Yang, Brad Moriyama, Meredith Frey, Florencia Wilson, Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi, Danelle Gori, Andrew Mannes, Alexandra Ranucci, Deloris Koziol, Gwenyth R Wallen
BACKGROUND: Music listening may reduce the physiological, emotional, and mental effects of distress and anxiety. It is unclear whether music listening may reduce the amount of opioids used for pain management in critical care, postoperative patients or whether music may improve patient experience in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A total of 41 surgical patients were randomized to either music listening or controlled non-music listening groups on ICU admission...
2017: Integrative Medicine Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903842/effect-of-early-%C3%A2-3-mets-metabolic-equivalent-of-tasks-of-physical-activity-on-patient-s-outcome-after-cardiac-surgery
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Muhammad Iqbal Tariq, Asif Ali Khan, Zara Khalid, Hania Farheen, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Imran Amjad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of <3 Mets (Metabolic Equivalent of Tasks) of physical activity on zero postoperative days for improving hemodynamic and respiratory parameters of patients after cardiac surgeries. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: BARMWTHospital, Rawalpindi, from March to August 2015. METHODOLOGY: Arandomized controlled trial was conducted on 174 CABG and valvular heart disease patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903083/delirium-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-medical-and-surgical-lnpatients-a-subgroup-analysis
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Sungmin Kim, Jae-Jin Kim, Jooyoung Oh, Jaesub Park, Jin Young Park
PURPOSE: Persistent delirium can negatively affect patients, increase healthcare costs, and extend the length of hospital stays. This investigation was undertaken to explore associations between patient characteristics and delirium outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intensive care unit (ICU) and medical and surgical ward inpatients for whom psychiatric consultation was requested for delirium were included in this study. Delirium screening and ongoing assessments were conducted using the Confusion Assessment Method for ICU patients...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899526/association-between-severity-of-untreated-sleep-apnoea-and-postoperative-complications-following-major-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Martina Mason, Jules Hernández Sánchez, Alain Vuylsteke, Ian Smith
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether untreated sleep apnoea is associated with prolonged Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay and increased frequency of postoperative ICU complications, in patients undergoing major cardiac surgery. PATIENTS/METHODS: Adult patients, undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting with or without cardiac valve surgery, between March 2013 and July 2014, were considered. We excluded patients participating in other interventional studies, those who had a tracheostomy before surgery, required emergency surgery or were due to be admitted on the day of surgery...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889833/acute-kidney-injury-following-first-stage-palliation-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-hybrid-versus-norwood-palliation
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Richard U Garcia, Girija Natarajan, Henry L Walters, Ralph E Delius, Sanjeev Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of acute kidney injury after first-stage surgical palliation in patients with a single ventricle and to explore associated risk factors and outcomes. Design and patients This single-centre retrospective study included neonates who underwent either Norwood or Hybrid procedure from 2008 to 2015 for a single ventricle. Postoperative acute kidney injury was defined using the paediatric risk, injury, failure, loss, end-stage renal disease (pRIFLE), criteria within 72 hours of the procedure...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889824/differences-in-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-between-complex-and-simple-arterial-switches
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Eric R Griffiths, Nelangi M Pinto, Aaron W Eckhauser, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Angela P Presson, David K Bailly, Phillip T Burch
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the morbidity, mortality, and cost differences between patients who underwent either a simple or a complex arterial switch operation. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients undergoing an arterial switch operation at a single institution was performed. Simple cases were defined as patients with d-transposition of the great arteries with usual coronary anatomy or circumflex artery originating from the right with either intact ventricular septum or ventricular septal defect...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885508/defining-benchmarks-in-liver-transplantation-a-multicenter-outcome-analysis-determining-best-achievable-results
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Xavier Muller, Francesca Marcon, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Max Marquez, Federica Dondero, Michel Rayar, Majella M B Doyle, Lauren Callans, Jun Li, Greg Nowak, Marc-Antoine Allard, Ina Jochmans, Kyle Jacskon, Magali Chahdi Beltrame, Marjolein van Reeven, Samuele Iesari, Alessandro Cucchetti, Hemant Sharma, Roxane D Staiger, Dimitri A Raptis, Henrik Petrowsky, Michelle de Oliveira, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Antonio D Pinna, Jan Lerut, Wojciech G Polak, Eduardo de Santibañes, Martín de Santibañes, Andrew M Cameron, Jacques Pirenne, Daniel Cherqui, René A Adam, Bö-Göran Ericzon, Bjoern Nashan, Kim Olthoff, Avi Shaked, William C Chapman, Karim Boudjema, Olivier Soubrane, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Paul D Greig, David R Grant, Amanda Carvalheiro, Paolo Muiesan, Philipp Dutkowski, Milo Puhan, Pierre-Alain Clavien
OBJECTIVE: To propose benchmark outcome values in liver transplantation, serving as reference for assessing individual patients or any other patient groups. BACKGROUND: Best achievable results in liver transplantation, that is, benchmarks, are unknown. Consequently, outcome comparisons within or across centers over time remain speculative. METHODS: Out of 7492 liver transplantation performed in 17 international centers from 3 continents, we identified 2024 low risk adult cases with a laboratory model for end-stage liver disease score ≤20 points, a balance of risk score ≤9, and receiving a primary graft by donation after brain death...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876686/management-of-failed-mitral-valve-replacement-the-durban-experience
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D Kistan, M Booysen, G Alexander, T E Madiba
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve replacement is the procedure of choice in patients with severe mitral valve disease. However, these patients are surviving longer and are thus at an increased risk of prosthesis failure or valve-related complications. METHOD: Study setting: Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, a tertiary referral Hospital in Durban. Study population: All patients undergoing redo mechanical mitral valve replacement surgery between January 2005 and December 2014...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876609/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital-a-case-report
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M Govender, C Kalenga, O Mongale, T Mosasi
BACKGROUND: The first total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed in 1994 by Gagner and Pomp. Their comments coupled with the inherent technical difficulties stifled development of the technique. In the last decade there has been a renewed interest in the technique with high volume centres publishing large series. We present our experience with the first operation completed at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. METHOD: Pre-operative CT confirmed a resectable head of pancreas mass...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870057/-clinical-analysis-of-34-cases-with-sepsis-and-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome
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H X Ma, X J Shi, Y R Liang, H D Shi, H Wang, Y S Zhao
Objective: To study the clinical characteristics of sepsis with systemic capillary leak syndrome(SCLS) and to evaluate the therapeutic effect and clinical significance of fluid therapy adjusted timely in these patients. Methods: The clinical data of 34 patients with sepsis and SCLS in the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery ICU of General Hospital of People's Liberation Army General Hospital from July 2014 to January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed.There were 21 males and 13 females, aged from 21 to 74 years, with an average age of 56...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857811/biomarker-guided-intervention-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-after-major-surgery-the-prospective-randomized-bigpak-study
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Ivan Göcze, Dominik Jauch, Markus Götz, Pascal Kennedy, Bettina Jung, Florian Zeman, Carsten Gnewuch, Bernhard M Graf, Wolfgang Gnann, Bernhard Banas, Thomas Bein, Hans J Schlitt, Tobias Bergler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of renal biomarker-guided implementation of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) care bundle on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after major noncardiac surgery in a single-center unblinded randomized clinical trial. BACKGROUND: Early optimization of volume status and discontinuation of nephrotoxic medication before the occurrence of AKI may be the crucial step to reduce preventable AKI. METHODS: The urinary biomarker-triggered KDIGO care bundle (early optimization of fluid status, maintenance of perfusion pressure, discontinuation of nephrotoxic agents) was compared to standard intensive care unit (ICU) care in 121 patients with an increased AKI risk after major abdominal surgery that was determined by urinary biomarker (inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 × insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7) >0...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854917/combination-of-measures-of-handgrip-strength-and-red-cell-distribution-width-can-predict-in-hospital-complications-better-than-the-asa-grade-after-hip-fracture-surgery-in-the-elderly
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Hyung-Min Ji, Jun Han, Hi-Won Bae, Ye-Yeon Won
BACKGROUND: Early detection of a high-risk patient following hip fracture surgery is of paramount clinical importance. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grading is an easy and efficient index in predicting a worse outcome. The red cell distribution width (RDW) and handgrip strength, are gaining interest as a prediction tool as well. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to investigate the potential association between ASA, RDW and grip strength and detect the effects of combining RDW and grip strength for predicting early complication after hip fracture surgery in the elderly...
August 30, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845580/comparison-of-extracardiac-conduit-and-lateral-tunnel-for-functional-single-ventricle-patients-a-meta-analysis
#17
Zhiyong Lin, Hanwei Ge, Jiyang Xue, Guowei Wu, Jie Du, Xingti Hu, Qifeng Zhao
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess and compare the early and long-term effects of extracardiac conduit (EC) and lateral tunnel (LT) in patients with a functional single ventricle through meta-analysis. DESIGN: A systematic search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, CBM, and WanFang databases for papers that were published until August 1, 2016. Cochrane systematic review method was used for paper screening and information retrieve, and RevMan 5...
August 28, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840065/management-of-acute-subdural-hematoma-in-a-patient-with-portopulmonary-hypertension-on-prostanoid-therapy
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Richard Rammo, Adam Robin, Jessin John, Aqueel Pabaney, Panayiotis Varelas, Max Kole
BACKGROUND: Treprostinil is a prostacyclin analog used to treat portopulmonary hypertension (PPHTN) and is one of several drugs shown to increase survival, but results in platelet dysfunction. Little is known about the management of patients on treprostinil who present with an acute subdural hematoma (aSDH). We describe such a case and offer our recommendations on management based on our experience and review of the literature. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 63-year-old, right-handed female with a history of PPHTN presented with severe headache and was found to have a large left aSDH with midline shift on imaging...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836154/randomized-controlled-trial-of-moderate-hypothermia-versus-deep-hypothermia-anesthesia-on-brain-injury-during-stanford-a-aortic-dissection-surgery
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Xufang Sun, Hua Yang, Xinyu Li, Yue Wang, Chuncheng Zhang, Zhimin Song, Zhenxiang Pan
This study aimed to compare the effects of moderate versus deep hypothermia anesthesia for Stanford A aortic dissection surgery on brain injury. A total of 82 patients who would undergo Stanford A aortic dissection surgery were randomized into two groups: moderate hypothermia group (MH, n = 40, nasopharyngeal temperature 25 °C, and rectal temperature 28 °C) and deep hypothermia group (DH, n = 42, nasopharyngeal temperature 20 °C, and rectal temperature 25 °C). Different vascular replacement techniques including aortic root replacement, Bentall, and Wheat were used...
August 23, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835620/short-and-long-term-outcomes-after-surgical-procedures-lasting-for-more-than-six-hours
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Natalia Cornellà, Joan Sancho, Antonio Sitges-Serra
Long-term all-cause mortality and dependency after complex surgical procedures have not been assessed in the framework of value-based medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate the postoperative and long-term outcomes after surgical procedures lasting for more than six hours. Retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing a first elective complex surgical procedure between 2004 and 2013. Heart and transplant surgery was excluded. Mortality and dependency from the healthcare system were selected as outcome variables...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
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