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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685785/validation-of-a-low-cost-do-it-yourself-model-for-neonatal-thoracoscopic-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
#1
Pedro Reino-Pires, Manuel Lopez
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop and validate a low cost, do-it-yourself model for neonatal thoracoscopic congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). DESIGN: Volunteers with varying skills in neonatal minimally invasive surgery tested and evaluated the model simulating a neonatal thoracoscopic CDH repair. The model was built from ordinary materials purchased in a dime store: a small food container, a neoprene band simulating a diaphragm, an inflated balloon simulating a spleen, a tissue chord simulating intestine, and a body wash sponge simulating a collapsed lung...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679411/the-use-of-a-logistic-regression-model-to-develop-a-risk-assessment-of-intraoperatively-acquired-pressure-ulcer
#2
Ling Gao, Lina Yang, Xiaoqin Li, Jin Chen, Juan Du, Xiaoxia Bai, Xianjun Yang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To screen the factors of intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcer (IAPU) and establish a new risk assessment model of IAPU. DESIGN: This is a prospective study. METHODS: A total of 1963 patients who received neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pediatric surgery and cardiac surgery therapy in Sichuan Academy of Medical Science and Provincial People's Hospital in China from October 2015 to October 2016 were enrolled in the study and their clinical parameters were collected...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673722/density-spectral-array-of-bis-vista%C3%A2-monitoring-system-in-a-functional-hemispherectomy
#3
C Luis, E Vilà, L Moltó, A Pardo, J L Fernández Candila, S Pacreu
We present the case of an adult patient with drug-resistant epilepsy caused by extensive inflammation in the right cerebral hemisphere. She was scheduled to undergo right functional hemispherectomy, which is common in pediatric surgery, but about which few studies have been published with respect to adult patients. During the intraoperative period, the density spectral array of the bilateral bispectral index (BIS) VISTATM monitoring system was used. We observed a power increase in low frequency (0.1-4Hz) and alpha bands (8-12Hz) in the right hemisphere, where the epileptogenic focus was...
April 16, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664657/enterobius-vermicularis-a-cause-of-abdominal-pain-mimicking-acute-appendicitis-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Mohamed Zouari, Hamid Louati, Imen Abid, Fatma Trabelsi, Mahdi Ben Dhaou, Mohamed Jallouli, Riadh Mhiri
BACKGROUND: Enterobius vermicularis (EV) is the most common helminthic infection in the world. This small parasite is predominant in the pediatric population. The presence of EV in the appendix can cause or mimick appendicitis. The aim of our study was to compare patients with EV infection and those without EV infection, and to identify predictive factors that may help the diagnosis of EV infection in patients presenting with right iliac fossa pain and avoid negative appendectomy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all the appendices removed between January 2012 and December 2016 was conducted at the department of pediatric surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659473/external-validation-of-a-5-variable-clinical-prediction-rule-for-identifying-children-at-very-low-risk-for-intra-abdominal-injury-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Chase A Arbra, Adam M Vogel, Leah Plumblee, Jingwen Zhang, Patrick D Mauldin, Melvin S Dassinger, Robert T Russell, Martin L Blakely, Christian J Streck
BACKGROUND: A clinical prediction rule was previously developed by the Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative (PedSRC) to identify patients at very low risk for intra-abdominal injury (IAI) and intra-abdominal injury receiving an acute intervention (IAI-I) who could safely avoid abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). Our objective was to externally validate the rule. METHODS: The public use dataset was obtained from the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Intra-abdominal Injury Study...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656864/long-term-outcome-of-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-a-controlled-cohort-study-of-urinary-tract-and-bowel-dysfunction-and-predictors-of-poor-outcome
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Mette Hambraeus, Lars Hagander, Pernilla Stenström, Einar Arnbjörnsson, Anna Börjesson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate urinary tract and bowel function in children with sacrococcygeal teratoma, compare the findings with healthy children, and assess predictors of poor outcome. STUDY DESIGN: This was a controlled cohort study of all patients operated for sacrococcygeal teratoma at a tertiary pediatric surgery center, 2000-2013. Urinary and bowel function were compared with healthy control patients matched for age and sex. Perioperative and histopathologic risk factors were analyzed...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614258/the-visionaries-the-virtuosos-and-the-history-of-congenital-esophageal-atresia-surgery
#7
Magdalena Mazurak, Dariusz Patkowski
The year 2018 marks the 130th anniversary of the first known surgical attempt at correction of esophageal atresia performed by Charles Steele. But before the first successful procedure happened many other surgeons undertook heroic attempts to save newborns and infants with this defect. 271 years have passed from the first description of the defect to the first surgery survivor. The paper presents a fascinating history of these milestones in pediatric surgery and its pioneers, whose creativity, mastery and phantasy created a basis of congenital esophageal atresia surgery...
March 31, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613930/operative-experience-during-orthopaedic-residency-compared-with-early-practice-in-the-u-s
#8
Jessica M Kohring, Michael O Bishop, Angela P Presson, John J Harrast, J Lawrence Marsh, Theodore W Parsons, Charles L Saltzman
BACKGROUND: The goal of surgical education is to prepare the trainee for independent practice; however, the relevance of the current residency experience to practice remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to identify the surgical procedures most frequently performed in orthopaedic residency and in early surgical practice and to identify surgical procedures performed more often or less often in orthopaedic residency compared with early surgical practice. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes (n = 4,329,561 procedures) reported by all U...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606409/a-10-year-retrospective-review-of-perioperative-mortality-in-pediatric-general-surgery-at-ile-ife-hospital-nigeria
#9
Ademola Olusegun Talabi, Oludayo Adedapo Sowande, Anthony Taiwo Adenekan, Olusanya Adejuyigbe, Collins Chijioke Adumah, Arua Obasi Igwe
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The analysis of perioperative mortality as well as surgery- and anesthesia-related death in pediatric patients may serve as a potential tool to improve outcome. The aim of this study is to report the 24-h and 30-day overall, and surgery and anesthesia-related, mortality in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of perioperative mortality in children ≤15years at a general pediatric surgery unit. All pediatric general surgery cases operated under general anesthesia between January 2007 and December 2016 were included in the study and data analyzed...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602552/screening-practices-and-associated-anomalies-in-infants-with-anorectal-malformations-results-from-the-midwest-pediatric-surgery-consortium
#10
Peter C Minneci, Rashmi S Kabre, Grace Z Mak, Devin R Halleran, Jennifer N Cooper, Amin Afrazi, Casey M Calkins, Cynthia D Downard, Peter Ehrlich, Jason Fraser, Samir K Gadepalli, Michael A Helmrath, Jonathan E Kohler, Rachel Landisch, Matthew P Landman, Constance Lee, Charles M Leys, Daniel L Lodwick, Rodrigo Mon, Beth McClure, Beth Rymeski, Jacqueline M Saito, Thomas T Sato, Shawn D St Peter, Richard Wood, Marc A Levitt, Katherine J Deans
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates screening practices and the incidence of associated anomalies in infants with anorectal malformations (ARM). METHODS: We performed a multi-institutional retrospective cohort study of children born between 2007 and 2011 who underwent surgery for ARM at 10 children's hospitals. ARM type was classified based on the location of the distal rectum, and all screening studies were reviewed. RESULTS: Among 506 patients, the most common ARM subtypes were perineal fistula (40...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601276/the-effect-of-a-hypnotic-based-animated-video-on-stress-and-pain-reduction-in-pediatric-surgery
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Zahi Arnon, Hosari Hanan, Jorge Mogilner
Presurgical stress and its negative influences on postsurgical recovery and pain are well documented in the medical literature. Hence, the reduction of stress is advisable. The present study aimed to reduce stress using a hypnotic-based animated video. Thirty children aged 3 to 16 years hospitalized for ambulatory surgery for undescended testes or umbilical/inguinal hernia were recruited for the study. They watched the video 1 time prior to surgery in the presence of their parents and reported their anxiety and pain pre- and postvideo watching on a visual analogue scale...
April 2018: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596095/dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-for-caudal-blockade-in-pediatric-surgical-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Matthew A Chong, Daniel J Szoke, Nicolas M Berbenetz, Cheng Lin
BACKGROUND: Caudal block is commonly used to provide postoperative analgesia after pediatric surgery in the lower abdomen. Typically administered as a single-shot technique, 1 limitation of this block is the short duration of analgesia. To overcome this, dexamethasone has been used as an adjuvant to prolong block duration. However, there are concerns about steroid-related morbidity and the optimal route of dexamethasone administration (eg, caudal or intravenous) is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and random-effects meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials recruiting pediatric surgical patients receiving a caudal block for surgical anesthesia or postoperative analgesia...
March 27, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589456/-laparoscopy-at-the-pediatric-surgery-department-for-a-five-year-period
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D Starý, J Tůma, R Doušek, R Macháček, J Škvařil, L Plánka
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy in small children was developed only after the adoption and verification of basic principles in adult patients and is mostly concentrated in specialized facilities due to the possible complications and necessity of follow-up specialized anesthesiological and post-operative care. In the 1990s, the Clinic of Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology at University Hospital Brno was one of the first in the Czech Republic to begin operating on children laparoscopically...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589454/-open-versus-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis-in-children
#14
R Štichhauer, J Koudelka
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is a common disease affecting both adults and children. The basic therapeutic procedure is an appendectomy. Open appendectomy has been gradually supplemented and sometimes replaced by a laparoscopic approach in numerous departments. The aim of our work was to compare laparoscopic and open surgery objectively. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of data from patients operated on at the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology, Teaching Hospital in Hradec Králové in 20092016...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580787/using-bibliometrics-to-analyze-the-state-of-academic-productivity-in-us-pediatric-surgery-training-programs
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Nidhi Desai, Laura V Veras, Ankush Gosain
BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements state that faculty must establish and maintain an environment of inquiry and scholarship. Bibliometrics, the statistical analysis of written publications, assesses scientific productivity and impact. The goal of this study was to understand the state of scholarship at Pediatric Surgery training programs. METHODS: Following IRB approval, Scopus was used to generate bibliometric profiles for US Pediatric Surgery training programs and faculty...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555082/non-accidental-trauma-a-national-survey-on-management
#16
Richard Sola, Valerie A Waddell, Shawn D St Peter, Pablo Aguayo, David Juang
INTRODUCTION: Non-accidental trauma (NAT) has significant societal and health care implications. Standardized care has been shown to improve outcomes. The purpose of our study was to survey trauma centers and elucidate the continued variable management of NAT. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, an email survey was sent to Level 1 and 2 ACS verified trauma centers along with general and pediatric surgery training programs. Trauma hospital characteristics and NAT management were analyzed...
March 10, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554038/trauma-surgeon-performance-of-appendectomy-in-5-10-year-old-children-is-safe-and-decreases-length-of-hospital-stay
#17
Derek B Wall, Carlos Ortega
BACKGROUND: Even in metropolitan areas, on-call pediatric surgeons may not always be immediately available for surgical care of appendicitis, potentially leading to delays in care. In 2012, the in-house trauma group at a suburban Level 1 trauma center (none with formal pediatric fellowship training) assumed surgical care of 5-10 year-old children with appendicitis, who had previously been cared for by pediatric surgeons. We propose to compare the outcomes of the trauma and pediatric surgery groups...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548493/quantifying-delays-and-self-identified-barriers-to-timely-access-to-pediatric-surgery-at-mbarara-regional-referral-hospital-uganda
#18
Mercedes Pilkington, Martin Situma, Andrea Winthrop, Dan Poenaru
PURPOSE: Favorable surgical outcomes depend on timely access to care. This study quantifies these delays and explores caregiver barriers to access in a Ugandan facility. METHODS: An interviewer-facilitated survey was administered over 8months to consecutive pediatric surgical families at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH). Delays were classified using the Three Delays Model: care-seeking, arrival at health facility, and from surgical consultation to surgery...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548355/ambulatory-pediatric-surgery
#19
Andrew B Nordin, Sohail R Shah, Brian D Kenney
Ambulatory pediatric surgery has become increasingly common in recent years, with greater numbers of procedures being performed on an outpatient basis. This practice has clear benefits for hospitals and healthcare providers, but patients and families also often prefer outpatient surgery for a variety of reasons. However, maximizing the potential opportunities requires critical attention to patient and procedure selection, as well as anesthetic choice. A subset of outpatient procedures can be performed as single visit procedures, further simplifying the process for families and providers...
April 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548350/telemedicine-in-the-perioperative-experience
#20
Aaron P Lesher, Sohail R Shah
Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of technology, provides an alternative means for patients to gain access to health care services. Telemedicine is a general term that includes the use of various communication technologies, including telephone, email, or videoconferencing. Telemedicine has the potential to reduce inefficiencies in the delivery of healthcare, diminish patient travel and wait times, and increase access to specialists for patients in rural settings. We review the use of telemedicine in the perioperative phase of care for pediatric surgical patients, their caregivers, and surgical providers, including pre-operative assessments, and post-operative follow-up...
April 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
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