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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783184/postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-with-a-do-not-resuscitate-dnr-order-undergoing-elective-procedures
#1
Ethan Y Brovman, Elisa C Walsh, Brittany N Burton, Christine E Kuo, Charlotta Lindvall, Rodney A Gabriel, Richard D Urman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status has been shown to be an independent risk factor for mortality in the post-operative period. Patients with DNR orders often undergo elective surgeries to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life, but there are limited data on outcomes for informed decision making. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A multi-institutional setting including operating room, postoperative recovery area, inpatient wards, and the intensive care unit...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782641/the-analgesic-efficacy-and-pharmacokinetics-of-epidural-oxycodone-after-gynaecologic-laparotomy-a-randomised-double-blind-double-dummy-comparison-with-intravenous-administration
#2
Panu Piirainen, Hannu Kokki, Heidi Hautajärvi, Veli-Pekka Ranta, Merja Kokki
AIM: To compare the analgesic efficacy of epidural and i.v. oxycodone at the same dose. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, double-dummy clinical trial 30 women, aged 24-67 years, undergoing elective gynaecologic laparotomy were administrated either i.v. saline and epidural oxycodone 0.1 mg·kg-1 (EPI-group; n=15) or i.v. oxycodone 0.1 mg·kg-1 and epidural saline (IV-group; n=15). For multimodal analgesia patients received i.v. paracetamol and dexketoprofen, and a triple-mixture epidural infusion after the first four postoperative hours...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782475/mehmet-haberal-md-transplant-pioneer-entrepreneur-president-elect-the-transplantation-society
#3
Mehmet Haberal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782364/the-utility-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-in-patients-being-evaluated-for-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-peritoneal-chemotherapy
#4
Raquel Bravo, Mehnareh D Jafari, Alessio Pigazzi
BACKGROUND: To assess the role of diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) to evaluate candidates for optimal cytoreduction surgery of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in a consecutive series. METHODS: The characteristics of 31 patients undergoing DL between August 2012 and October 2016 for a diagnosis of PC secondary to digestive neoplasms were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Laparoscopic evaluation was successful and well-tolerated in 100% patients (N=31)...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782309/in-memoriam-assistant-professor-kre%C3%A5-imir-kostovi%C3%A4-md-phd-16-october-1969-15-october-2017
#5
Branka Marinović
On a Sunday afternoon almost six months ago, we were deeply moved by the news that our Krešimir is no longer with us. The sad news spread from Sarajevo with the speed only most horrible and saddest news can achieve. And everybody who was reached by these news wondered whether it was possible and whether it was true. Because our professor Kostović left us a day before his 48th birthday. Krešimir Kostović was born on the 16th October 1969 in Zagreb, where he completed primary and secondary education. He enrolled at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 1988, and got his medical degree in 1995...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782255/-high-on-treatment-platelet-reactivity-determinants-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-before-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#6
E Z Golukhova, M V Grigoryan, M N Ryabinina, N I Bulaeva
OBJECTIVE: to determine impact of different laboratory and genetic factors on high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HOPR) during dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). METHODS: We included in this study 94 patients with stable ischemic heart disease (mean age 59±9.67 years). All patients underwent elective PCI with implantation of drug eluting stents at the background of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel. Platelet reactivity was assessed using light transmission aggregometry with 5 μmol/L ADP (LTA 5ADP) and VerifyNow assay before PCI...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781564/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-reduce-the-time-to-recovery-of-gut-function-after-elective-colorectal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Tony Ge Milne, Rebekah Jaung, Gregory O'Grady, Ian P Bissett
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus causes significant patient morbidity after abdominal surgery. Some evidence suggests non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may reduce time to gut recovery, but there has not been a meta-analysis to assess their efficacy. AIM: To determine the benefit of NSAIDs in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery on recovery of post-operative gut function by systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and reference lists were searched with no date or language restrictions...
May 21, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781434/emro-regional-director-to-be-elected-to-head-office
#8
John Zarocostas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781286/medical-therapy-versus-balloon-sinus-dilation-in-adults-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-merlot-12-month-follow-up
#9
J Pablo Stolovitzky, Neelesh Mehendale, Keith E Matheny, William J Brown, Anthony A Rieder, Douglas R Liepert, Ewen Tseng, Andrew Gould
Background Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a devastating disease affecting nearly 30 million people in the United States. An interim analysis of data from the present study suggested that, in patients who had previously failed medical therapy, balloon sinus dilation (BSD) plus medical management (MM) provides a significant improvement in the quality of life (QOL) at 24 weeks postprocedure compared to MM alone. Objective The primary objective of this final analysis was to evaluate the durability of treatment effects through the 52-week follow-up...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781074/identifying-risk-factors-for-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-a-retrospective-study-of-79-cases
#10
Min Shi, Hui Zhang, Sha-Sha Qi, Wen-Hui Liu, Ming Liu, Xing-Bo Zhao, Yu-Lan Mu
OBJECTIVES: To explore the possible risk factors for cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP), the incidence of which is increasing rapidly in China. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 79 patients with CSP and 69 non-CSP expectant mothers with at least 1 previous cesarean section were employed in the study. The obstetric histories of the participants were collected and analyzed using Chi square test. RESULTS: We found that 77.2% CSP patients had ≥ 3 pregnancies and only 36...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780900/prophylactic-antibiotics-at-the-time-of-elective-cholecystectomy-are-effective-in-reducing-the-post-operative-infective-complications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Muhammad S Sajid, Joanna Bovis, Saad Rehman, Krishna K Singh
Background: The objective of this article is to evaluate the role of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing the infective complications in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC). Methods: A systematic review of the literature on the published randomized, controlled reporting the role of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing the infective complications in patients undergoing ELC was undertaken using the principles of meta-analysis. Results: Twenty-five RCTs on 6,138 patients evaluating the infective complications in patients undergoing ELC were systematically analysed...
2018: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780857/multi-omic-network-based-interrogation-of-rat-liver-metabolism-following-gastric-bypass-surgery-featuring-swath-proteomics
#12
Gautham Vivek Sridharan, Matthew D'Alessandro, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Vicky Bhagat, Hugo Gagnon, John M Asara, Korkut Uygun, Martin L Yarmush, Nima Saeidi
Morbidly obese patients often elect for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a form of bariatric surgery that triggers a remarkable 30% reduction in excess body weight and reversal of insulin resistance for those who are type II diabetic. A more complete understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the complex metabolic reprogramming post-RYGB could lead to innovative non-invasive therapeutics that mimic the beneficial effects of the surgery, namely weight loss, achievement of glycemic control, or reversal of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
September 2017: Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780776/preoperative-serum-levels-of-cancer-antigen-125-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-ratio-can-improve-differentiation-between-mucinous-ovarian-carcinoma-and-other-epithelial-ovarian-carcinomas
#13
Ji Hui Choi, Geum Seon Sohn, Doo Byung Chay, Han Byoul Cho, Jae-Hoon Kim
Objective: The main aim of this study was to evaluate cancer antigen 125 (CA125)/carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) ratio (CCR), as a reliable marker to differentiate ovarian mucinous carcinoma from other epithelial ovarian carcinomas (EOCs), namely serous, clear cell, and endometrioid carcinomas. Methods: Female patients suffering from different kinds of EOCs whom were subjected to elective surgery at the Gangnam Severance Hospital between January 2008 and December 2016, were included in this study...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780725/total-aortic-repair-for-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-a-new-paradigm
#14
George Matalanis, Shoane Ip
The currently accepted guidelines of open surgical repair for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) include the resection of the primary entry tear, replacement of the ascending aorta and "hemi-arch" with an open distal anastomosis, and aortic valve resuspension and some form of obliteration of the aortic root false lumen. The principal aim being protection against aortic rupture, aortic regurgitation, and coronary ischemia and restoration of antegrade preferential true lumen perfusion. Proponents argue that this operation is tailored to be in the armamentarium of most cardiac surgeons and deliver the lowest early operative risk, while leaving the infrequent long-term sequelae to be dealt with electively by experienced aortic centres...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780714/how-can-genetic-diagnosis-inform-the-decision-of-when-to-operate
#15
REVIEW
Maral Ouzounian, Scott A LeMaire
Genetic discovery for heritable thoracic aortic disease (HTAD) has been progressing at a brisk pace. Surgical management of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections has become more personalized, with genetic factors increasingly informing the decision of when to operate on patients. An improved understanding of genotype-phenotype correlations in patients with HTAD will ultimately lead to gene- and mutation-specific recommendations for surgical repair. Until more robust data from larger cohorts can inform our decisions, patients with HTAD should be seen by an aortic specialist for a tailored approach to elective surgical repair...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780607/renal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-cat-with-polycystic-kidney-disease-undergoing-renal-transplantation
#16
Daniel J Adams, Jolie A Demchur, Lillian R Aronson
Case summary: A 10-year-old spayed female American Shorthair cat underwent renal transplantation due to worsening chronic kidney disease secondary to polycystic kidney disease. During transplantation, the right kidney grossly appeared to be more diseased than the left and was firmly adhered to the surrounding tissues. An intraoperative fine-needle aspirate of the right native kidney revealed inflammatory cells but no evidence of neoplasia. To create space for the allograft, a right nephrectomy was performed...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780606/trismus-masticatory-myositis-and-antibodies-against-type-2m-fibers-in-a-mixed-breed-cat
#17
Stanley W Blazejewski, G Diane Shelton
Case summary: A 1-year-old male neutered mixed breed cat presented with a 2 month history of inability to fully open the mouth when yawning and decreased ability to prehend food. Physical examination revealed severe bilaterally symmetrical masticatory muscle atrophy, a restricted vertical mandibular range of motion of 11-12 mm, and a normal body condition score. Skull radiography was normal. A canine ELISA system against unique masticatory muscle fibers (2M antibody titer), was positive at 1:1000 (reference interval <1:100 in dogs, and was <1:100 using serum from five archived normal cats), indicating the presence of cross-reacting antibodies...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780598/the-impact-of-surgeon-choices-on-costs-associated-with-uncomplicated-minimally-invasive-colectomy-you-are-not-as-important-as-you-think
#18
John Tillou, Deborah Nagle, Vitaliy Poylin, Thomas Cataldo
Background: There is increasing public discussion about the escalating cost of healthcare in America. There are no published data regarding the contribution of individual surgeons' choices on the cost of uncomplicated minimally invasive colectomy. Methods: A review of a hospital cost-accounting database of the direct costs related to the index operation and post-operative care of all patients who underwent elective minimally invasive segmental colectomy over a 1-year period was performed...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780158/evaluation-of-the-factors-affecting-concerns-and-expectations-of-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-china
#19
Yang Li, Hong Cai, Hua Tian, Ke Zhang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the level of concern and expectations of patients and their families of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), peri-operative procedures, postoperative rehabilitation, and outcome in a Chinese population. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study recruited 133 patients with osteoarthritis, scheduled to undergo primary elective TKA. Before surgery, the surgeon completed the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Knee Score questionnaire on pain, function, range of motion (ROM), and muscle strength...
May 21, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779961/patient-satisfaction-with-the-consent-discussion-is-not-improved-by-showing-patients-their-computed-tomography-or-angiography-images-before-they-undergo-vascular-surgery
#20
Dominic LeBlanc, Adam H Power, Guy DeRose, Audra Duncan, Luc Dubois
OBJECTIVE: Patient-based decision aids and other multimedia tools have been developed to help enrich the preoperative discussion between surgeon and patient. Use of these tools, however, can be time-consuming and logistically challenging. We investigated whether simply showing patients their images from preoperative computed tomography (CT) or angiography would improve patients' satisfaction with the preoperative discussion. We also examined whether this improved the patient's understanding and trust and whether it contributed to increased preoperative anxiety...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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