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Sang Hee Ha, Min-Soo Kim, Jiwoo Suh, Jong Seok Lee
PURPOSE: The self-pressurized air-Q® (air-Q SP) intubating laryngeal airway is a relatively new supraglottic airway (SGA) device. The intracuff pressure of air-Q dynamically equilibrates with the airway pressure and adjusts to the patient's pharyngeal and periglottic anatomy, potentially providing improved airway fit and seal. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the clinical performance of air-Q to the LMA® Classic™ SGA. METHODS: Adult patients requiring general anesthesia for elective surgery were prospectively enrolled and randomly assigned to either air-Q SP or the LMA Classic SGA...
February 6, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Jihad El-Marsi, Salah Zein-El-Dine, Bana Zein, Rita Doumit, Lina Kurdahi Badr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with pressure injury in a medical-surgical intensive care unit (MSICU). DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: We reviewed the medical records of 145 patients who developed a new pressure injury in the MSICU of a 420-bed university medical center in Lebanon. METHODS: Medical records of all patients cared for in the MSICU from December 2014 to June 2017 were reviewed by a research assistant using a standardized form...
March 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Lingchen Kong, Jianzhong Li, Peng Wu, Jianhua Xu, Honglei Li, Haifei Long, Pan Liu, Fangfang Wei, Wenhong Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the curative effect of lateral position ventilation combined with vibration sputum drainage on the patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. The patients with ARDS undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Linyi Central Hospital from January 2013 to June 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into simple ventilation group and combined treatment group according to random number table...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
J-H Chen, S-C Wu, H-J Chen, C-H Kao, C-H Tseng, C-H Tsai
BACKGROUND: Prior investigations with few cases have disclosed lack of pressure sore (PrS) formation was characteristic in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. However, studies with larger samples are lacking to ascertain this concept. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether patients with ALS have higher risk of PrS. METHODS: Utilizing a Taiwan National Insurance claims dataset with 23 million participants, we extracted 514 ALS patients and 2,056 controls from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2008...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Yong-Seok Jee
Recently, whole body-electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) has upgraded its functions and capabilities and has overcome limitations and inconveniences from past systems. Although the efficacy and safety of EMS have been examined in some studies, specific guidelines for applying WB-EMS are lacking. To determine the efficacy and safety of applying it in healthy men to improve cardiopulmonary and psychophysiological variables when applying WB-EMS. Sixty-four participants were randomly grouped into control group (without electrical stimuli) or WB-EMS group after a 6-week baseline period...
February 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Sinan Khadhouri, Dupinderjit Singh Rye, Manish Powari, Ian R Daniels, John S McGrath
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arising from a suprapubic cystostomy tract is a rare complication of long-term suprapubic catheterization (SPC). A 53-year-old man with paraplegia secondary to spina bifida presented with a painful granulomatous lesion around his SPC site that was being treated with silver nitrate cauterization in the community. Consequently, he developed a sacral pressure sore due to reduced mobility from the pain. He also had increasing difficulties with defaecation secondary to his spina bifida...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Abhishek Jairam, Ping Song, Nirav B Patel, Michael S Wong
BACKGROUND: The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel estimates pressure sore care to approach $11 billion annually. It is not uncommon for these patients to present to the emergency department (ED) with a chief concern of a pressure sore, while concurrently carrying an undiagnosed infectious process that is the culprit for the acute presentation, rather than the chronic pressure injury. We aim to identify patients who met systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria at ED presentation who were referred to plastic and reconstructive surgery for pressure sore debridement prior to a complete medical workup...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
George Edward Peck, David James Heming Shipway, Kevin Tsang, Michael Fertleman
Developed populations are ageing rapidly and by 2040, approximately 1 in 4 adults will be over 65 years of age. This is resulting in higher incidence of traumatic injury in older patients. Cognitive and physical comorbidities in this group can pose significant challenges. Due to mechanisms of injury and pre-existing degenerative spinal disease, cervical spine fractures are particularly prevalent in elderly patients. These are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In this literature review we examine current evidence surrounding the use of cervical spine immobilisation in elderly patients in the pre-hospital and emergency department setting and also as a treatment option for cervical spine fractures...
February 28, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Ashley E Iodence, Anastasia M Olsen, Kirk C McGilvray, Colleen G Duncan, Felix M Duerr
OBJECTIVE To quantitatively measure the amount of pressure induced at the calcaneus and cranial tibial surface of dogs by use of 2 cast configurations. ANIMALS 13 client- or student-owned dogs. PROCEDURES Pressure sensors were placed over the calcaneus and cranial tibial surface. Dogs then were fitted with a fiberglass cast on a pelvic limb extending from the digits to the stifle joint (tall cast). Pressure induced over the calcaneus and proximal edge of the cast at the level of the cranial tibial surface was simultaneously recorded during ambulation...
March 2018: American Journal of Veterinary Research
E V Ivlev, E A Ruben
THE AIM: A comparative analysis of the injuries of upper airways flexible reinforced laryngeal mask and endotracheal intubation by examining the stress response reaction of the cardiovascular system, as well as the frequency and variety of complications. Blood pressure, heart rate, glucose and cortisol, and complications of airway management in children were analyzed. METHODS: The influence of the method of airway management with surgery in nose and sinuses in children in the stress response, hemodynamics, injuries of the airway were studied...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
A S Ozkan, S Akbas
Background: The aim of our study was to compare the hemodynamic responses and adverse events associated with nasotracheal intubation (NTI) using a fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) and a direct laryngoscope (DLS) in children undergoing general anesthesia for outpatient dental surgery. Methods: Eighty children (aged 5-15 years) were scheduled to undergo outpatient dental surgery under general anesthesia and of these children those who required NTI were included. Results: NTI was significantly longer in the FOB group (P = 0...
February 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Kathleen T Unroe, Jennifer L Carnahan, Susan E Hickman, Greg A Sachs, Zachary Hass, Greg Arling
OBJECTIVES: To describe the relationship between nursing facility resident risk conditions and signs and symptoms at time of acute transfer and diagnosis of conditions associated with potentially avoidable acute transfers (pneumonia, urinary tract infection, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma, dehydration, pressure sores). DESIGN: As part of a demonstration project to reduce potentially avoidable hospital transfers, Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) project clinical staff collected data on residents who transferred to the emergency department (ED) or hospital...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Fariba Sadeghi Fazel, Nazi Derakhshanrad, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Fardis Vosoughi, Asal Derakhshanrad, Hooshang Saberi
Pressure Ulcers (PUs) remain among the most common complications after traumatic spinal cord Injuries (SCIs). The main goal of risk factor assessment with different tools has been to provisionally estimate the chance of developing pressure ulcers in patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Braden tool has been of good predictive value and most commonly employed in hospital communities for risk assessment of pressure sore development. The objective of this study was to determine the Braden risk factors as well as the prevalence of pressure injuries in SCI patients...
January 2018: Acta Medica Iranica
Catherine M Legemate, Monique van der Kwaak, David Gobets, Menno Huikeshoven, Paul P M van Zuijlen
BACKGROUND: The ischial region is the site most affected by pressure sores and has the highest recurrence and complication rates compared to other affected sites. We developed a practical and safe pedicled flap for reconstruction of ischial pressure sores based on the rich available perforators from the internal pudendal artery and the surplus of skin at the infragluteal fold. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in all patients who underwent ischial pressure ulcer reconstruction using the PIPAP flap between March 2010 and March 2017...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Khurram Ayub, Ruth A Corrigan, Jyoti Misra, Svetlana Galitzine
Introduction: Persons with paraplegia present complex challenges to anaesthetists. Complications experienced by these patients can require major orthoplastic surgery such as excision of infected bone and soft tissue due to pressure sores and soft tissue reconstruction. Anaesthetic strategies deemed both safe and acceptable to this population are essential. Case presentation: We report a case series of five procedures in four patients with complete chronic spinal cord injury (CSCI) who underwent operations in lateral position under standby anaesthesia and audio-visual distraction (AVD) with minimal sedation...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
J S Karim, J Reynolds, O Salar, E T Davis, S Quraishi, M Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: 80,000 hip fractures are admitted to UK hospitals annually (Royal College of Physicians, 2016). Little is known about 12-month post-operative re-admission, unplanned clinic attendance and mortality. We aimed to determine if there is a role for routine follow-up for certain strata of our hip fracture population treated by Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) Fixation based on unplanned attendance to clinics and whether it is possible to stratify risk of re-admission, re-operation and mortality within the first 12 months post-operatively...
February 5, 2018: Injury
Alvisa Palese, Luca Grassetti, Davide Bandera, Ranieri Zuttion, Barbara Ferrario, Sandra Ponta, Mark Hayter, Roger Watson
OBJECTIVES: An increased amount of functional dependence has been reported among residents living in nursing homes. Among others, feeding dependence is one of the most complex needs to satisfy: behind the attempt to personalise meals with individual preferences and clinical regimens, all residents require help at the same moment and for long periods of time, three or more times a day. With the intent of debating policy implications, the aims of this study were to advance the knowledge in the field of feeding dependence prevalence and predictors in Italy, a country where life expectancy is among the highest in the World...
February 2, 2018: Health Policy
Eduardo Montag, Thiago Ueda, Alberto Okada, Bruno Onishi, Rolf Gemperli
Background: Flap coverage is the gold standard in treating pressure sores, and due to the high recurrence rate, the possibility of multiple surgical procedures should be considered during flap selection. The gluteal thigh (GT) flap has become a workhorse for ischiatic pressure sore treatment at our hospital. Follow-up revealed a group of patients presenting recurrence of the pressure sore that needed a second flap. The inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP) flap was chosen in this series...
2018: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
Viktor Dombrádi, Barnabás Margitai, Csaba Dózsa, Orsolya Karola Bárdos-Csenteri, János Sándor, Tibor Gáll, Sándor Gődény
OBJECTIVE: Quantitative studies have shown the various benefits for having accreditation in hospitals. However, neither of these explored the general conditions before applying for an accreditation. To close this gap, this study aimed to investigate the possible association between joining an accreditation programme with various hospital characteristics. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was implemented using the databases of the 2013 Hungarian hospital survey and of the Hungarian State Treasury...
February 1, 2018: BMJ Open
Gustavo Palmeiro Walter, William Seidel, Renata Della Giustina, Jorge Bins-Ely, Rosemeri Maurici, Janaína Luz Narciso-Schiavon
Objective: Despite advances in medical care, patients who are hospitalized or have spinal cord injuries often develop pressure sores. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological characteristics of pressure sores and evaluate factors associated with recurrence and cure. Methods: In this historical cohort study, clinical and laboratory data were collected from medical records between 1997 and 2016. Results: Sixty individuals with pressure ulcers were included; mean patient age was 38...
November 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
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