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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026385/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-effect-of-a-ketamine-infusion-on-tourniquet-hypertension-during-general-anaesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-upper-and-lower-limb-surgery
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Joyce Ongaya, Vitalis Mung'ayi, Thikra Sharif, Jimmie Kabugi
BACKGROUND: Tourniquet hypertension arising from tourniquet inflation remains a primary concern to the anaesthetist. One drug commonly used to manage tourniquet hypertension is ketamine. No studies have examined the effect of ketamine on tourniquet hypertension for a period of more than one hour or an infusion of the same. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of an intravenous infusion of ketamine versus placebo on tourniquet induced hypertension in patients undergoing upper and lower limb surgery under general anaesthesia...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977978/the-effects-of-intra-and-post-operative-anaesthesia-and-analgesia-choice-on-outcome-after-gastric-cancer-resection-a-retrospective-study
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Yu Wang, Liping Wang, Hong Chen, Yang Xu, Xiaoyu Zheng, Guonian Wang
BACKGROUND: Epidural use can provide a better short-term outcome and protect patients from the postoperative development of tumour recurrence and metastases. In this study, we sought to assess the effects of intra- and postoperative anaesthesia and analgesia choice on outcome after gastric cancer resection, searched for evidence of interaction between intra-and postoperative epidural use and outcomes of gastric cancer patients. METHODS: Four thousand two hundred and eighteen cases of gastric cancer were identified from the Records of Hospital Patients...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969402/day-case-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
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Hamid Abboudi, Patrick Doyle, Mathias Winkler
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility of performing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) as a day case procedure while maintaining patient satisfaction and safety. Herein we report our experience, selection criteria, and discharge criteria for day case LRP. METHODS: We performed a prospective study with 32 patients undergoing extraperitoneal LRP. These patients were counselled before the procedure that they would go home the same evening of the procedure. Pain scores and quality of life data were recorded day 1 postoperatively via a telephone consultation...
October 3, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965086/case-report-of-a-littoral-cell-angioma-of-the-spleen-and-accessory-spleens-a-benign-vascular-tumour
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Yagan Pillay, M Omar Shokeir
INTRODUCTION: Littoral- cell angioma (LCA) is a rare benign vascular tumour of the spleen. There have been less then 80 cases reported in the literature. Recent reports have described it to be a malignant lesion with congenital and immunologic associations. We report a case of LCA of the spleen. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 52 -year-old male patient was admitted to hospital with a three month duration of intermittent upper abdominal pain and nausea. Imaging studies, including computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), showed multiple lesions in the spleen as well as in the accessory spleens...
September 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942715/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-fentanyl-sublingual-spray-and-fentanyl-citrate-intravenous-a-multiple-ascending-dose-study-in-opioid-na%C3%A3-ve-healthy-volunteers
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Richard L Rauck, D Alexander Oh, Neil Singla, Christian Koch, Neha Parikh, Srinivas Nalamachu, Daniel Wilson, Jin Yu, Santosh Vetticaden
OBJECTIVE: Fentanyl sublingual spray, with its rapid onset for pain relief, may be efficacious in the management of acute or post-operative pain. Because patients in these settings may be opioid-naïve, the study was conducted to determine the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of multiple dose administration of fentanyl sublingual spray in an opioid-naïve population. METHODS: Fentanyl sublingual spray (100 mcg, 200 mcg, and 400 mcg) and fentanyl citrate intravenous (IV; 50 mcg) were administered every 0...
November 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934083/outpatient-vaginal-hysterectomy-comparison-of-conventional-suture-ligature-versus-electrosurgical-bipolar-vessel-sealing
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G Giraudet, J P Lucot, F Sanz, C Rubod, P Collinet, M Cosson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of vaginal hysterectomy in an ambulatory care system and the best way to perform it between conventional and bipolar vessel sealing system ligatures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 32 patients with vaginal hysterectomy at Lille University Hospital between December 2013 and May 2015. Two surgical techniques were compared: conventional suture ligature (CSL) and electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing (BVS)...
May 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929074/role-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-in-complications-of-tonsillectomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Ziya Salturk, Tolgar Lutfi Kumral, Ahmet Arslanoglu, Imran Aydogdu, Guven Yildirim, Guler Berkiten, Yavuz Uyar
Tonsillectomy and tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy are among the most common surgical procedures in otolaryngology practice. Gastroesophageal reflux was identified as a risk factor for complications in tonsillectomy. This prospective study was designed to assess the role of reflux in the development of complications following tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Children (n = 60) who underwent tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy were divided into two groups, i.e., the laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) group and control group...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928589/laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-under-segmental-thoracic-spinal-anesthesia-a-feasible-economical-alternative
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Aditya Kumar Kejriwal, Shaheen Begum, Gopal Krishan, Richa Agrawal
Laparoscopic surgery is normally performed under general anesthesia, but regional techniques like thoracic epidural and lumbar spinal have been emerging and found beneficial. We performed a clinical case study of segmental thoracic spinal anaesthesia in a healthy patient. We selected an ASA grade I patient undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy and gave spinal anesthetic in T10-11 interspace using 1 ml of bupivacaine 5 mg ml(-1) mixed with 0.5 ml of fentanyl 50 μg ml(-1). Other drugs were only given (systemically) to manage patient anxiety, pain, nausea, hypotension, or pruritus during or after surgery...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918793/-workup-and-treatment-of-gastroparesis
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Mette Winther Klinge, Jan Bech Pedersen, Birgit Schelde, Sten Lund, Klaus Krogh
Gastroparesis is defined as impaired gastric emptying without mechanical obstruction and cardinal symptoms including vomiting, nausea, early satiety, and upper abdominal pain. Most cases of gastroparesis are diabetic, idiopathic or post-operative. The correlation between symptoms and objective measures of gastroparesis is poor. Basic treatment includes dietary advices and prokinetics. Selected patients not responding to basic treatment can be offered gastric electrical stimulation. In many cases, gastroparesis is present in combination with other motility disorders, especially constipation...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916971/emergency-room-visits-and-readmissions-following-implementation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-ieras-program
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Trevor Wood, Mary-Anne Aarts, Allan Okrainec, Emily Pearsall, J Charles Victor, Marg McKenzie, Ori Rotstein, Robin S McLeod
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines have been widely promoted and supported largely due to several studies showing decreased post-operative complications and length of stay. The objective of this study was to review the emergency room (ER) visits and readmission rates and reasons for both in patients who were part of the Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (iERAS) program for colorectal surgery. METHODS: All patients having elective colorectal surgery at 15 academic hospitals were enrolled in the iERAS program...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881696/the-effect-of-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-on-early-pain-hyperalgesia-in-patients-following-elective-laparoscopic-transabdominal-resection-of-rectal-cancer
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Min Liang, Chang-Ying Li, Chun-Guang Ren, Zong-Wang Zhang, Zhi-Jian Fu
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy has been associated with hyperalgesia. This prospective study was designed to investigate the effect of intraperitoneal chemotherapy with lobaplatin on post-operative pain intensity and sufentanil requirements after laparoscopic transabdominal resection of rectal cancer. METHODS: Eighty subjects (40 subjects treated with intraperitoneal chemotherapy and 40 subjects without chemotherapy treatment) scheduled for laparoscopic transabdominal resection of rectal cancer were included in this study...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878892/laparoscopic-and-open-inguinal-hernia-repair-patient-reported-outcomes-in-the-elderly-from-a-single-centre-a-prospective-cohort-study
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K Bowling, S El-Badawy, E Massri, J Rait, J Atkinson, S Leong, A Stuart, G Srinivas
BACKGROUND: With those over 65 making up over 16% of the UK's population, surgeons are counselling increasing numbers of elderly patients for hernia repair. Data is currently lacking comparing different repair methods of inguinal hernias in the elderly population with regards to patient reported outcomes. AIM: To compare open and laparoscopic hernia repair in patients >65 years old and those <65 years old with respect to patient reported outcomes. METHOD: As part of a quality assurance process patients receive a telephone consultation day 2 post procedure...
October 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863202/immigrant-with-stomach-pain-distension-nausea-and-fever-%C3%A2-dx
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Joshua Tessier, Callie Waller
A 34-year-old Eritrean man presented to the emergency department with complaints of diffuse abdominal pain and distention. He had emigrated to the United States 3 months earlier, following 5 years in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Two weeks earlier, the patient sought care at his primary care clinic and was diagnosed with post-operative urinary retention and constipation following a recent hemorrhoidectomy. A Foley catheter was inserted and provided a short period of relief. Following the visit, however, his abdominal pain worsened...
September 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846944/antegrade-jejunogastric-intussusception-and-common-bile-duct-stones-at-14-months-after-gastrectomy-and-cholecystectomy-a-case-report
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Yuichi Miura, Takuji Uemura, Koichiro Sato, Takayuki Abe, Tetsuya Akada, Soichi Ito, Hiroki Yamana, Hirotaka Kato
INTRODUCTION: Intussusception after gastrectomy is a minor complication after gastrectomy, while common bile duct stone (CBD) is also a rare complication post cholecystectomy. We report a case that simultaneously caused both intussusception and CBD stone following gastrectomy with prophylactic cholecystectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old woman underwent distal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction and prophylactic cholecystectomy for gastric cancer. After 14 months, the patient reported nausea and vomiting...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839323/upper-gastrointestinal-tract-symptoms-are-predictors-of-postoperative-large-pericardial-effusion-in-cardiac-surgery
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Muhammad Sher-I-Murtaza, Mirza Ahmad Raza Baig, Haider Zaman
In this prospective observational study we evaluated the clinical symptoms in patients who presented with early or late significant pericardial effusion after cardiac surgery and underwent its open drainage in our institution. It was a series of 35 patients where the clinical symptoms and lab investigations were recorded. There were 21 male and 14 female (3:2). Majority of patients presented with postoperative large pericardial effusion within 2 -3 weeks of cardiac surgery. Eighteen (51.4%) patients presented with predominantly nonspecific upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and epigastric discomfort, 29 (82...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802609/another-quest-for-the-holy-grail-of-abolishing-post-operative-nausea-and-vomiting
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Vahe Tateosian, Tong J Gan
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September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802594/intraoperative-ketorolac-dose-of-15mg-versus-the-standard-30mg-on-early-postoperative-pain-after-spine-surgery-a-randomized-blinded-non-inferiority-trial
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Kaylene M Duttchen, Andy Lo, Andrew Walker, Duncan McLuckie, Cecilia De Guzman, Helen Roman-Smith, Melinda Davis
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study is to show the non-inferiority of 15mg intraoperative dose of ketorolac as compared to the standard 30mg ketorolac by looking at the visual analog scale pain (VAS) scores 4h after an adult spine surgery. DESIGN: The study design is a prospective randomized non-inferiority clinical trial looking at non-inferiority of intraoperative 15mg ketorolac from the standard 30mg dose. SETTING: Quaternary care center...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760458/clinical-and-sonographic-predictors-of-adnexal-torsion-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
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Yaakov Melcer, Ron Maymon, Marina Pekar-Zlotin, Moty Pansky, Noam Smorgick
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy of torsion diagnosis in the pediatric and adolescent population. METHODS: This retrospective study included 87 patients <18years who presented with acute pelvic pain and were operated for suspected adnexal torsion from January 2009 to September 2016. RESULTS: Adnexal torsion was found in 53 of 87 (60.9%) cases operated for suspected torsion. The rate of accurate torsion diagnosis was significantly higher among pre-menarchal (21/21, 100%) compared with post-menarchal girls (32/66, 48...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721190/a-case-of-fatal-internal-jugular-vein-perforation-during-nasogastric-tube-insertion
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Katherine A Smith, Jeffrey P Fleming, Robert D Bennett, Andrew A Taitano
Nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion is a routine procedure in the management of surgical patients. We report the second case of internal jugular vein perforation during NGT insertion. A 79-year-old man presented with diffuse abdominal pain secondary to a perforated viscus. Abdominal CT revealed pneumoperitoneum, necessitating emergent exploratory laparotomy. On post-operative Day 7, the patient developed mild abdominal distension and subjective nausea for which NGT placement was ordered for decompression. Tube placement was confirmed by insufflation of air without aspiration of gastric contents...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694665/pancreas-preserving-distal-duodenectomy-a-versatile-operation-for-a-range-of-infra-papillary-pathologies
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W Kyle Mitchell, Pradeep F Thomas, Abed M Zaitoun, Adam J Brooks, Dileep N Lobo
AIM: To investigate the range of pathologies treated by pancreas preserving distal duodenectomy (PPDD) and present the outcome of follow-up. METHODS: Neoplastic lesions of the duodenum are treated conventionally by pancreaticoduodenectomy. Lesions distal to the major papilla may be suitable for a pancreas-preserving distal duodenectomy, potentially reducing morbidity and mortality. We present our experience with this procedure. Selective intraoperative duodenoscopy assessed the relationship of the papilla to the lesion...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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