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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683888/transfusion-rates-and-the-utility-of-type-and-screen-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery
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Taylor J Brueseke, Maggie F Wilkins, Marcella G Willis-Gray, Katherine E Husk, Alexis R Peedin, Elizabeth J Geller, Jennifer M Wu
OBJECTIVES: Limited data exist directly comparing the likelihood of blood transfusion by route of apical pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery. In addition, limited evidence is available regarding the risk of not ordering preoperative type and screen (T&S) in apical POP surgery. The objectives of the study are to (1) provide baseline data regarding the current need for preoperative T&S by comparing perioperative blood transfusion rates between 3 routes of apical POP surgery and (2) determine the rate of a positive preoperative antibody screen in women who underwent apical POP surgery...
April 20, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683812/current-trends-in-aortic-root-surgery-the-mini-bentall-approach
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Djamila Abjigitova, Georgia Panagopoulos, Oleg Orlov, Vishal Shah, Konstadinos A Plestis
OBJECTIVE: The mini-sternotomy approach is becoming a widespread technique for aortic valve surgery. However, its safety for aortic root replacement has yet to be established. The aim of the present study was to compare the operative outcomes of patients who underwent aortic root replacement via upper mini-sternotomy (mini-Bentall) to patients who underwent Bentall procedure via median sternotomy (full-sternotomy Bentall). METHODS: Between November 1998 and November 2016, 91 consecutive patients underwent full-sternotomy Bentall procedure and 26 patients underwent mini-Bentall procedure...
April 20, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682837/massive-transfusion-changing-practice-in-a-single-norwegian-centre-2002-2015
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H Doughty, T O Apelseth, J Sivertsen, K Annaniasen, T Hervig
OBJECTIVES: To describe the change in massive transfusion (MT) practice in a single Norwegian centre throughout the period 2002-2015. BACKGROUND: MT support for traumatic haemorrhage has changed since the mid-2000s. However, life-threatening haemorrhage may occur in other clinical specialties. In 2007, Haukeland University Hospital (HUS) introduced a universal MT programme including education, Acute Transfusion Packages (ATPs) and thromboelastography. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective review was performed of all MT episodes defined as ≥10 red cell concentrates (RCC) in 24 h...
April 23, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681566/off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-mini-sternotomy-in-the-treatment-of-triple-vessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Pixiong Su, Song Gu, Yan Liu, Xitao Zhang, Jun Yan, Xiangguang An, Jie Gao, Yue Xin, Jian Zhou
We have developed off-pump coronary artery bypass approach with lower distal mini-sternotomy (TM-OPCAB) for multivessel coronary revascularization. The aim of this retrospective study is to provide evidence for the feasibility and safety of this technique in the treatment of triple-vessel diseases.Two hundred eighty-eight patients with triple-vessel coronary artery disease who underwent TM-OPCAB or standard off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (S-OPCAB) were included in this study after propensity-score matching...
April 20, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680004/open-radical-prostatectomy-after-transurethral-resection-perioperative-functional-oncologic-outcomes
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Charalampos Fragkoulis, Athanasios Pappas, Georgios Theocharis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Georgios Stathouros, Konstantinos Ntoumas
INTRODUCTION: To demonstrate any differences in the perioperative, functional and oncologic outcomes after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) among those patients having previously performed transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) and those not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 35 patients were diagnosed with prostate cancer (T1a and T1b) after TURP, underwent RRP and completed a 1 year follow up (group A). They were matched with a cohort of another 35 men (group B) in terms of age, body mass index (BMI), prostatic specific antigen (PSA), Gleason score, prostate volume (before surgery), pathological stage and neurovascular bundle-sparing technique...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678987/protocol-for-a-phase-iii-non-inferiority-randomised-comparison-of-a-new-fibrinogen-concentrate-versus-cryoprecipitate-for-treating-acquired-hypofibrinogenaemia-in-bleeding-cardiac-surgical-patients-the-fibres-trial
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Keyvan Karkouti, Jeannie Callum, Vivek Rao, Nancy Heddle, Michael E Farkouh, Mark A Crowther, Damon C Scales
INTRODUCTION: Coagulopathic bleeding is a serious complication of cardiac surgery to which an important contributor is acquired hypofibrinogenaemia (plasma fibrinogen <1.5-2.0 g/L). The standard intervention for acquired hypofibrinogenaemia is cryoprecipitate, but purified fibrinogen concentrates are also available. There is little comparative data between the two therapies and randomised trials are needed. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: FIBrinogen REplenishment in Surgery (FIBRES) is a multicentre, randomised (1:1), active-control, single-blinded, phase III trial in adult cardiac surgical patients experiencing clinically significant bleeding related to acquired hypofibrinogenaemia...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675833/risks-of-restrictive-red-blood-cell-transfusion-strategies-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-cvd-a-meta-analysis
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I Cortés-Puch, B M Wiley, J Sun, H G Klein, J Welsh, R L Danner, P Q Eichacker, C Natanson
AIM: To evaluate the risks of restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategies (haemoglobin 7-8 g dL-1 ) in patients with and without known cardiovascular disease (CVD). BACKGROUND: Recent guidelines recommend restrictive strategies for CVD patients hospitalised for non-CVD indications, patients without known CVD and patients hospitalised for CVD corrective procedures. METHODS/MATERIALS: Database searches were conducted through December 2017 for randomised clinical trials that enrolled patients with and without known CVD, hospitalised either for CVD-corrective procedures or non-cardiac indications, comparing effects of liberal with restrictive strategies on major adverse coronary events (MACE) and death...
April 19, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673671/a-case-control-study-to-compare-the-outcome-of-women-treated-by-two-minimally-invasive-procedures-ultraminilaparotomy-myomectomy-and-laparoscopic-myomectomy
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Kuo-Chang Wen, Pi-Lin Sung, Wen-Hsun Chang, Huann-Cheng Horng, Yi-Jen Chen, Wen-Ling Lee, Peng-Hui Wang
OBJECTIVE: Ultraminilaparotomy myomectomy (UMLT-M with less 4 cm transverse skin incision) and conventional 3-port wound laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) approaches were proposed as alternative minimally invasive procedures in the management of women with symptomatic uterine myomas but few studies have compared the outcomes of both procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2003, 71 patients undergoing UMLT-M were compared with those 71 women undergoing LM...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673638/outcome-after-surgery-for-aortic-dissection-type-a-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Maximilian Kreibich, Bartosz Rylski, Joseph E Bavaria, Emanuela Branchetti, Daniel Dohle, Patrick Moeller, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Wilson Y Szeto, Nimesh D Desai
BACKGROUND: The number of obese patients is increasing and more obese patients are likely to present for surgical repair of aortic dissection Type A (ADA). We evaluated the effect of this procedure on mortality and morbidity of patients based on their body-mass-index (BMI; kg*m-2 ). METHODS: A total of 667 patients that underwent surgical repair of ADA between 2003 and 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into four groups according to BMI: normal weight (18≤BMI<25; n=186), overweight (25≤BMI<30; n=238), obese (30≤BMI<35, n=144), and morbidly obese (BMI≥35; n=99)...
April 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671059/non-surgical-management-of-blunt-splenic-trauma-a-comparative-analysis-of-non-operative-management-and-splenic-artery-embolization-experience-from-a-european-trauma-center
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F Cinquantini, E Simonini, S Di Saverio, C Cecchelli, S H Kwan, F Ponti, C Coniglio, G Tugnoli, P Torricelli
PURPOSE: The objective of our study was to retrospectively compare the outcomes of non-operative management (NOM) and splenic artery embolization (SAE) in the management of hemodynamically stable patients with splenic injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a 5-year period, 109 patients were recorded; 60/109 were treated with NOM and 49/109 with SAE. For each patient, the following parameters were assessed: Glasgow coma scale, injury severity score, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma splenic injury grade, transfusion requirements, hemoglobin level, presence of a splenic vascular lesion (SVL) and amount of hemoperitoneum (Bessoud scale)...
April 18, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670189/preoperative-red-cell-distribution-width-and-30-day-mortality-in-older-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-observational-study
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H R Abdullah, Y E Sim, Y T Sim, A L Ang, Y H Chan, T Richards, B C Ong
Increased red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with poorer outcomes in various patient populations. We investigated the association between preoperative RDW and anaemia on 30-day postoperative mortality among elderly patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Medical records of 24,579 patients aged 65 and older who underwent surgery under anaesthesia between 1 January 2012 and 31 October 2016 were retrospectively analysed. Patients who died within 30 days had higher median RDW (15.0%) than those who were alive (13...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669329/conventional-versus-single-port-laparoscopy-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-ectopic-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis
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Maria Luisa Gasparri, Michael D Mueller, Katayoun Taghavi, Andrea Papadia
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A new minimally invasive laparoscopic approach for ectopic pregnancy, the laparo-endoscopic single site surgery (LESS), has recently been introduced. The aim of this study is to compare the surgical outcome of this approach with conventional laparoscopy for ectopic pregnancy. METHOD: A review following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses statement was performed. Electronic databases PubMed, MEDLINE, and Scopus were searched in December 2017 by searching the terms "single port laparoscopy" or "laparoendoscopic single site-surgery" or "single site laparoscopy" or "single-incision laparoscopic surgery" and "ectopic pregnancy...
April 17, 2018: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668448/tranexamic-acid-in-pertrochanteric-femoral-fracture-is-it-a-safe-drug-or-not
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Andrea Schiavone, Michele Bisaccia, Ivan Inkov, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Mattia Manni, Giuseppe Rollo, Luigi Meccariello, Cristina Ibáñez Vicente, Paolo Ceccarini, Carmelinda Ruggiero, Auro Caraffa
BACKGROUND: There is a high incidence of blood transfusion following hip fractures in elderly patients. AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and complications of use of tranexamic acid in proximal femur nailing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our sample group consisted of 90 patients suffering from pertrochanteric fractures surgically treated with osteosynthesis with SupernailGT(LimaCorporate). The classification system AO/OTA was used to divide the fractures into 31A1 (n=45) and 31A2 (n=45)...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665067/duration-of-storage-influences-the-hemoglobin-rising-effect-of-red-blood-cells-in-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-surgery
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Oliver Hunsicker, Katarina Hessler, Alexander Krannich, Willehad Boemke, Ioana Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Oliver Meyer, Axel Pruß, Claudia Spies, Aarne Feldheiser
BACKGROUND: After transfusion of senescent red blood cells (RBCs) a considerable fraction is rapidly cleared from the recipients' circulation. Thus, transfusion of senescent RBCs may be less effective in terms of increasing hemoglobin concentration (cHb) after transfusion. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were retrospectively obtained in patients who underwent major abdominal surgery between 2006 and 2012. Patients were eligible if they received RBCs during surgery and had at least two arterial blood gas analyses performed...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664991/haemostatic-therapies-for-acute-spontaneous-intracerebral-haemorrhage
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Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Zhe Kang Law, Philip M Bath, Thorsten Steiner, Nikola Sprigg
BACKGROUND: Outcome after spontaneous (non-traumatic) intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is influenced by haematoma volume; up to one-third of ICHs enlarge within 24 hours of onset. Early haemostatic therapy might improve outcome by limiting haematoma growth. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2006, and last updated in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To examine 1) the effectiveness and safety of individual classes of haemostatic therapies, compared against placebo or open control, in adults with acute spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage, and 2) the effects of each class of haemostatic therapy according to the type of antithrombotic drug taken immediately before ICH onset (i...
April 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664857/restrictive-versus-liberal-strategy-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-in-orthopaedic-patients
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Wan-Jie Gu, Xiao-Ping Gu, Xiang-Dong Wu, Hao Chen, Joey S W Kwong, Lu-Yang Zhou, Shuo Chen, Zheng-Liang Ma
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend restrictive criteria for red blood-cell transfusion in most clinical settings. However, patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery may require distinct transfusion criteria since benefits and potential harm often vary considerably based on patient characteristics and surgical procedures. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of restrictive transfusion in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, especially in important subgroups. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials investigating restrictive (mostly a hemoglobin level of 8...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664514/-damage-control-resuscitation-in-pediatric-severe-trauma
#17
Adriana Wegner Araya
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. It has the first place in mortality in our country without considering perinatal pathologies and congenital malformations. An important percentage of early and late deaths secondary to this cau se, as well as its sequelae, could be prevented with optimal and timely resuscitation. OBJECTIVE: To review the applicability of damage control resuscitation (DCR) in severe pediatric trauma, with emphasis on medical management...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663305/factors-associated-with-short-term-morbidity-in-patients-undergoing-colon-resection-for-crohn-s-disease
#18
H Hande Aydinli, Erman Aytac, Feza H Remzi, Mitchell Bernstein, Alexis L Grucela
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing colon resection for Crohn's disease are at risk of developing postoperative complications. The aim of this study is to identify factors associated with short-term (30-day) morbidity in patients undergoing colon resection for Crohn's disease from a national database. METHODS: Patients who underwent colon resection for Crohn's disease in 2015 were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663180/impact-of-powered-and-tissue-specific-endoscopic-stapling-technology-on-clinical-and-economic-outcomes-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-procedures-a-retrospective-observational-study
#19
Daniel L Miller, Sanjoy Roy, Edmund S Kassis, Sashi Yadalam, Sushama Ramisetti, Stephen S Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lung resections are complex procedures with a critical role played by endoscopic staplers in the transection of vessels, bronchi, and lung tissue. This retrospective, observational study compared hospital resource use, costs, and complications of VATS lobectomy procedures for whom powered versus manual endoscopic surgical staplers were used. METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years of age undergoing elective VATS lobectomy during an inpatient admission from January 1, 2012 to September 30, 2016 were identified from the Premier Healthcare Database (first admission = index admission)...
April 16, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662751/blood-transfusion-and-postoperative-infection-in-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review
#20
Christian Fisahn, Cameron Schmidt, Josh E Schroeder, Emiliano Vialle, Isador H Lieberman, Joseph R Dettori, Thomas A Schildhauer
Study Design: Systematic review. Objectives: Allogeneic blood transfusion-related immunomodulation may relatively suppress the immune system, heightening the risk of infection following spine surgery. This systematic review seeks to determine whether allogeneic blood transfusion increases the risk of postoperative infection and whether there are any factors that modify this association. Methods: PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and reference lists from included studies were searched from inception to April 20, 2017 to identify studies examining the risk of infection following allogeneic blood transfusion in adult patients receiving surgery for degenerative spine disease...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
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