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Wilton A van Klei, Judith A R van Waes, Wietze Pasma, Teus H Kappen, Leo van Wolfswinkel, Linda M Peelen, Cor J Kalkman
BACKGROUND: For outcomes research where changes in intraoperative blood pressure are a possible causative factor, it is important to determine an appropriate source for a reference value. We studied to what extent preinduction blood pressure values in the operating room differ from those obtained during preoperative evaluation outside the operating room. METHODS: Cohort study including 4408 patients aged 60 years or older undergoing noncardiac surgery. The outcome was the difference between the preinduction mean blood pressure (MBP) and the MBP obtained during preoperative evaluation...
October 11, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ivana Burazor, Stamenko Susak
OBJECTIVE: After stent or bypass surgery blood pressure (BP) can go up for multiple reasons among which are: stress and tense of the patient unsure about the future, the pain of the cut and because some of the blood pressure medication, which the patient was receiving preoperatively may get withdrawn post operatively, thereby leading to shooting up the BP. In certain patients, BP actually comes down after surgery and returns back to the pre-operative levels 4 to 6 weeks down the track...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Haramritpal Kaur, Gurpreet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Gagandeep Sharda, Shobha Aggarwal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Perioperative stress is an often ignored commonly occurring phenomenon. Little or no prior knowledge of anesthesia techniques can increase this significantly. Patients awaiting surgery may experience high level of anxiety. Preoperative visit is an ideal time to educate patients about anesthesia and address these fears. The present study evaluates two different approaches, i.e., standard interview versus informative audiovisual presentation with standard interview on information gain (IG) and its impact on patient anxiety during preoperative visit...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
H R S Teixeira, D M Marques, A R F Lopes, L C Ziviani, J T J Magro, Ênio D Mente, O Castro-E-Silva, C M Galvão, K D S Mendes
The objective of the present study was to determine the anxiety and stress levels of liver transplant candidates during the preoperative period. A cross-sectional, prospective study was conducted on 52 liver transplantation candidates seen at a specialized public hospital outpatient clinic in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected from November 2014 to April 2015 using a self-applicable questionnaire for the assessment of anxiety (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, short version) and stress (Perceived Stress Scale), in addition to sociodemographic and clinic characterization...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
G Pic, J E Terrier, B Ozenne, N Morel-Journel, P Paparel, A Ruffion
INTRODUCTION: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a degradation of the quality of life factor in the consequences of radical prostatectomy. Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is the standard treatment. Screening and preoperative treatment of anastomotic strictures (AS) is an essential step for the success of the intervention. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of AS on the results of AUA. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 147 AUS settlements from 2005 to 2013 in the urology department of the Centre Hospitalier Lyon by three operators...
October 7, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Shirish Dattatraya Yande, Omkar Vinay Joglekar, Maya Joshi
INTRODUCTION: Role of urodynamics prior to surgery of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is under constant debate. Demonstration of the presence of detrusor overactivity is the only aspect that has been emphasized in the literature so far. We believe that there are number of other factors which may influence the evaluation and in turn the choice of surgical management and prediction of outcome of treatment. They are as follows: (1) Presence of voiding inefficiency, (2) asymptomatic detrusor overactivity, (3) and severity of SUI...
July 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
Aimee L Tieu, Aparna Hegde, Peter A Castillo, G Willy Davila, Vivian C Aguilar
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To compare 1-year surgical outcomes following transobturator (TO) sling placement and single incision (SI) sling placement for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: We performed a randomized trial at a single institution. Patients with urodynamically proven SUI were offered participation and randomized to placement of a TO sling (Monarc™) or a SI sling (MiniArc™) between 2008 and 2011. The primary outcome measure was urinary leakage during standardized cough stress test (CST)...
October 6, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Francesco Carli, Enrico M Minnella
Functional capacity has been shown to be a major determinant of surgical outcome since it is related to postoperative complications, activity and daily function, level of independence and quality of life. Anesthesiologists as "perioperative physicians", can identify those scoring systems that assess functional capacity, whether from the basic physical history and walk test to the most complex such as cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), and formulate intraoperative and postoperative interventions (rehabilitation) to minimize the impact of surgery on the recovery process...
October 6, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Murat Polat, Onder Ozcan, Leyla Sahan, Yasemin Üstündag-Budak, Murat Alisik, Nigar Yilmaz, Özcan Erel
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the short-term effect of laparoscopic surgery on serum thiol-disulfide homeostasis levels as a marker of oxidant stress of surgical trauma in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Venous blood samples were collected, and levels of native thiols, total thiols, and disulfides were determined with a novel automated assay. Total antioxidant capacity (measured as the ferric-reducing ability of plasma) and serum ischemia modified albumin, expressed as absorbance units assayed by the albumin cobalt binding test, were determined...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Matteo Ferro, Danilo Bottero, Carolina D'Elia, Deliu Victor Matei, Antonio Cioffi, Gabriele Cozzi, Alessandro Serino, Giovanni Cordima, Roberto Bianchi, Piero Giacomo Incarbone, Antonio Brescia, Gennaro Musi, Ferdinando Fusco, Serena Detti, Vincenzo Mirone, Ottavio de Cobelli
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the Virtue Male sling in a cohort of patients affected by post prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: All consecutive patients treated with Virtue(®) male sling at our Institution in year 2012 were included in our prospective, non randomized study. Patients were evaluated preoperatively and at 1, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months after surgery with 24-hour pad weight test, ICI-Q short form questionnaire, Urinary Symptom Profile questionnaire, bladder diary, uroflowmetry and Patient Global Impression of Improvement and Patient Global Impression of Severity Questionnaire...
October 3, 2016: BJU International
F Aboukhoudir, I Aboukhoudir, S Rekik
Although generally regarded as a safe stress modality, dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been associated with several well described complications. However, to our knowledge, acute constitution of thrombi during the stress test has never been described. In this report, we present the case of a 64 year-old man with a history of ischemic heart disease who underwent a preoperative DSE; during the test, we witnessed a striking acute constitution of an intense prethrombotic state with almost a formation of a highly mobile massive thrombus adjacent to the infero-apical segment spontaneously resolving few minutes after the end of the test...
September 28, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Erin A Brennand, Selphee Tang, Colin Birch, Magnus Murphy, Sue Ross, Magali Robert
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to evaluate the impact of preoperative body mass index ≥30 on objective and subjective cure rates 5 years after midurethral sling surgery. METHODS: Secondary analysis of the 5-year results of a randomized clinical trial evaluating tension-free vaginal tape vs transobturator tape surgery. Women (n = 176) were classified as obese or non-obese based on preoperative height and weight. Women self-reported symptoms and quality of life, and underwent standardized physical examinations and pad-testing...
September 29, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Alexandriah N Alas, Orawee Chinthakanan, Luis Espaillat, Leon Plowright, G Willy Davila, Vivian C Aguilar
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a paucity of data evaluating the risk of de novo stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women with no preoperative occult SUI. We hypothesized that apical suspension procedures would have higher rates of de novo SUI. METHODS: This was a retrospective database review of women who had surgery for POP from 2003 to 2013 and developed de novo SUI at ≥6 months postoperatively. Preoperatively, all patients had a negative stress test and no evidence of occult SUI on prolapse reduction urodynamics...
September 27, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Ching-Chung Liang, Wu-Chiao Hsieh, LuLu Huang
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to investigate the outcome of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms in women with urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) after transobturator sling procedures (TOTs). METHODS: We evaluated 109 consecutive patients with USI, who had undergone TOT in a tertiary hospital between 2012 and 2014. All patients received evaluations, including structured urogynecological questionnaires and pelvic organ prolapse quantification examination before, and 3 and 12 months after surgery...
September 27, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Johanna Quick-Weller, Juergen Konczalla, Stephan Duetzmann, Claudia Franz-Jaeger, Ulrich Strouhal, Nina Brawanski, Matthias Setzer, Stephanie Lescher, Volker Seifert, Gerhard Marquardt, Lutz M Weise
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic biopsies (STX) of brain lesions with unknown entities, is a common neurosurgical procedure to obtain tumor tissue. Pathologist can then provide an exact diagnosis on which further therapy, such as resection, radiotherapy or chemotherapy can be based on. It is widely known that these procedures can be performed under local or general anesthesia. In this prospective study we aim to show whether stress levels are higher for patients who underwent stereotactic biopsy under local or general anesthesia...
September 23, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Ivana Burazor, Stamenko Susak
OBJECTIVE: After stent or bypass surgery blood pressure (BP) can go up for multiple reasons among which are: stress and tense of the patient unsure about the future, the pain of the cut and because some of the blood pressure medication, which the patient was receiving preoperatively may get withdrawn post operatively, thereby leading to shooting up the BP. In certain patients, BP actually comes down after surgery and returns back to the pre-operative levels 4 to 6 weeks down the track...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Bianca B Mengerink, Sanne A L Van Leijsen, Mark E Vierhout, Joanna Inthout, Ben W J Mol, Alfredo L Milani, Jan-Paul W R Roovers, Hugo W F Van Eijndhoven, Carl H Van Der Vaart, Iris Van Gestel, Francis E Hartog, John F A Heesakkers, Kirsten B Kluivers
INTRODUCTION: Stress urinary incontinence has a negative impact on sexual function. AIM: To assess the effect of midurethral sling surgery on sexual activity and function in women with stress urinary incontinence. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of the Value of Urodynamics Prior to Stress Incontinence Surgery (VUSIS-II) study, which assessed the value of urodynamics in women with (predominantly) stress urinary incontinence. Patients who underwent retropubic or transobturator sling surgery were included in the present study if information was available on sexual activity before and 12 months after surgery...
October 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
N M Foley, E P O'Connell, E A Lehane, V Livingstone, B Maher, S Kaimkhani, T Cil, N Relihan, M W Bennett, H P Redmond, M A Corrigan
OBJECTIVES: The information needs of cancer patients are highly variable. Literature suggests an improved ability to modulate personalised stress, increased patient involvement with decision making, greater satisfaction with treatment choices and reduced anxiety levels in cancer patients who have access to information. The aim of this project was to evaluate the effects of a mobile information application on anxiety levels of patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An application was developed for use with Apple iPad containing information on basic breast cancer biology, different treatments used and surgical techniques...
September 6, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Emanuel C Trabuco, Christopher J Klingele, Roberta E Blandon, John A Occhino, Amy L Weaver, Michaela E McGree, Maureen A Lemens, John B Gebhart
OBJECTIVE: To compare efficacy and safety of retropubic Burch urethropexy and a midurethral sling in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) undergoing concomitant pelvic floor repair with sacrocolpopexy. METHODS: Women were randomly assigned to Burch retropubic urethropexy (n=56) or retropubic midurethral sling (n=57) through dynamic allocation balancing age, body mass index, history of prior incontinence surgery, intrinsic sphincter deficiency, preoperative incontinence diagnosis, and prolapse stage...
October 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
A Cortesse, V Cardot, V Basset, L Le Normand, L Donon
INTRODUCTION: Prolapse and urinary incontinence are frequently associated. Patente (or proven) stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is defined by a leakage of urine that occurs with coughing or Valsalva, in the absence of any prolapse reduction manipulation. Masked urinary incontinence results in leakage of urine occurring during reduction of prolapse during the clinical examination in a patient who does not describe incontinence symptoms at baseline. The purpose of this chapter is to consider on the issue of systematic support or not of urinary incontinence, patent or hidden, during the cure of pelvic organs prolapse by abdominal or vaginal approach...
July 2016: Progrès en Urologie
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