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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227134/cardiovascular-interactions-assessed-via-conditional-joint-transfer-entropy-in-patients-developing-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Vlasta Bari, Marco Ranucci, Andrea Marchi, Beatrice De Maria, Valeria Pistuddi, Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Marco Ranucci, Andrea Marchi, Beatrice De Maria, Valeria Pistuddi, Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Andrea Marchi, Alberto Porta, Valeria Pistuddi, Beatrice De Maria, Marco Ranucci
Assigned the universe of knowledge Ω as composed by one target and two exogenous signals, the conditional joint transfer entropy (CJTE), assessing the amount of information jointly transferred from the two sources to the target that can be uniquely linked to one of the two sources, was found useful to study cardiovascular control. We propose the assessment of CJTE from systolic arterial pressure (SAP) and respiration (R) to heart period (HP) conditioned on R (CJTESAP, R→HP|R) along the baroreflex, and from HP and R to SAP conditioned on R (CJTEHP, R→SAP|R) along the feedforward mechanical pathway, in 134 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery before (PRE) and after (POST) the induction of general anesthesia...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219918/clinical-outcomes-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-prior-to-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Brian Pierce, Indra Bole, Vaiibhav Patel, David L Brown
BACKGROUND: Multiple randomized controlled trials of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) prior to cardiac surgery have failed to demonstrate clinical benefit. The aim of this updated meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of RIPC on outcomes following cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Searches of PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Web of Science databases were performed for 1970 to December 13, 2015. Randomized controlled trials comparing RIPC with a sham procedure prior to cardiac surgery performed with cardiopulmonary bypass were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216060/incidence-of-fever-in-labor-and-risk-of-neonatal-sepsis
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Craig V Towers, Angela Yates, Nikki Zite, Casey Smith, Lindsey Chernicky, Bobby Howard
BACKGROUND: The current recommendation regarding the management of a term newborn delivered of a mother with an intrapartum fever or a diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis is that the neonate should have baseline laboratory work drawn along with blood cultures and be universally treated with antibiotics until culture results return. These guidelines report that the rate of intrapartum fever is about 3%; however, a few large studies suggest that the rate is higher at about 7%. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the rate of fever during labor in a large number of deliveries and determine the rate of early onset neonatal sepsis in newborns delivered from mothers with an intrapartum fever compared with the newborns that delivered from mothers that did not have an intrapartum fever...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212172/cognitive-decline-associated-with-anesthesia-and-surgery-in-the-elderly-does-this-contribute-to-dementia-prevalence
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Lisbeth Evered, David A Scott, Brendan Silbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on the current state of research investigating the effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in the elderly, including consideration of overlap with cognitive disorders in the community. RECENT FINDINGS: The studies reviewed here identify detrimental effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in a proportion of elderly individuals. Animal models demonstrate an association between anesthetic agents and Alzheimer's disease pathology...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209547/pregnancy-after-urinary-diversion-at-young-ages-risks-and-outcome
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N Huck, S Schweizerhof, P Honeck, A Neisius, J Thüroff, R Stein
OBJECTIVE: To assess the urological and obstetric outcomes during and after pregnancy following urinary diversion (UD) performed during childhood or adolescence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From our urinary diversion database, we identified 25 females who became pregnant between 1981 and 2013. Reasons for urinary diversion were neurogenic bladder, exstrophy, trauma, sinus urogenitalis and interstitial cystitis. 17 had continent cutaneous diversion, 4 continent anal diversion and 4 colonic conduit...
February 13, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196393/does-manipulation-under-anesthesia-increase-the-risk-of-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-matched-case-control-study
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Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Anthony Festa, Anthony J Scillia, Vincent K McInerney, Michael A Mont
Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) can help patients regain an adequate range of motion (ROM) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although there are studies reporting that MUA can assist in improving ROM, there is a paucity of studies regarding whether requiring an MUA is associated with an increased risk of revision. The purpose of this study was to assess the: (1) incidence of revision TKA and (2) outcomes of those undergoing MUA and compare it with a matched cohort who did not require MUA. A prospectively collected database of two high-volume institutions was assessed for patients who required a single MUA following TKA between 2005 and 2011...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196085/what-device-would-be-best-for-early-infant-male-circumcision-in-east-and-southern-africa-provider-experiences-and-opinions-with-three-different-devices-in-kenya
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Robert C Bailey, Irene Nyaboke, Fredrick O Otieno
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces risk of HIV acquisition in heterosexual men by approximately 60%. As some countries approach targets for proportions of adolescents and adults circumcised, some are considering early infant male circumcision (EIMC) as a means to achieve sustainability of VMMC for long term reduction of HIV incidence. Evaluations of specialized devices for EIMC are important to provide programs with information required to make informed decisions about how to design safe, effective EIMC programs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183560/anesthesia-and-brugada-syndrome-a-12-year-case-series
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Mélanie Duque, Luís Santos, Sandy Ribeiro, Dora Catré
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this 12-year case series was to review the drugs used during anesthetic management of patients with diagnosis of or risk criteria for Brugada syndrome (BrS), and to document any possible association between these drugs and arrhythmogenic activity or unexplained hemodynamic instability. DESIGN: A retrospective clinical observational study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PATIENTS: Thirty-one patients met our inclusion criteria: 20 belonging to group D (diagnosed BrS) and 11 to group R (risk of BrS)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178091/investigating-the-efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-local-anesthesia-in-brachial-plexus-block-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-18-randomized-controlled-trials
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Nasir Hussain, Vincent Paul Grzywacz, Charles Andrew Ferreri, Amit Atrey, Laura Banfield, Naum Shaparin, Amaresh Vydyanathan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dexmedetomidine has been thought to be an effective adjuvant to local anesthetics in brachial plexus blockade. We sought to clarify the uncertainty that still exists as to its true efficacy. METHODS: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted to assess the ability of dexmedetomidine to prolong the duration and hasten the onset of motor and sensory blockade when used as an adjuvant to local anesthesia for brachial plexus blockade versus using local anesthesia alone (control)...
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177897/comparison-between-transrectal-and-transperineal-prostate-biopsy-for-detection-of-prostate-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Jianxin Xue, Zhiqiang Qin, Hongzhou Cai, Chuanjie Zhang, Xiao Li, Weizhang Xu, Jingyuan Wang, Zicheng Xu, Bin Yu, Ting Xu, Qin Zou
To systematically assess the efficacy and complications of transrectal (TR) versus transperineal (TP) prostate biopsy in the detection of prostate cancer (PCa). A meta-analysis was performed by searching the databases Pubmed, Embase and Web of science for the relevant available studies until September 1st, 2016, and thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria. The pooled odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated to evaluate the differences of TR and TP groups in PCa detection rate. Then, trial sequential analysis was performed to reduce the risk of type I error and estimated whether the evidence of the results was reliable...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175943/-treatment-of-traumatic-lesions-of-the-bursa-olecrani-and-chronic-bursitis-olecrani
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D Saul, K Dresing
OBJECTIVE: Complete olecranon bursectomy with debridement, protection of veins and nerves. Risk-adapted antibiotic therapy and early functional aftercare. INDICATIONS: Acute, traumatic laceration of the bursa olecrani, chronic therapy-resistant bursitis olecrani. CONTRAINDICATIONS: For traumatic bursa injuries: general contraindications for anesthesia and surgery; chronic bursitis: initially not closable skin defect (plastic surgery required), hemodynamically instable patient (e...
February 7, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166099/pediatric-cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-rare-but-preventable-analysis-of-data-from-wake-up-safe-the-pediatric-anesthesia-quality-improvement-initiative
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Robert E Christensen, Bishr Haydar, Terri D Voepel-Lewis
BACKGROUND: Nearly 20% of anesthesia-related pediatric cardiac arrests (CAs) occur during emergence or recovery. The aims of this case series were to use the Wake Up Safe database to describe the following: (1) the nature of pediatric postanesthesia care unit (PACU) CA and subsequent outcomes and (2) factors associated with harm after pediatric PACU CA. METHODS: Pediatric CAs in the PACU were identified from the Wake Up Safe Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement Initiative, a multicenter registry of adverse events in pediatric anesthesia...
February 3, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157825/pain-sensation-during-colposcopy-and-cervical-biopsy-with-or-without-local-anesthesia-a-randomized-trial
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Mari Kiviharju, Ilkka Kalliala, Pekka Nieminen, Tadeusz Dyba, Annika Riska, Maija Jakobsson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine whether an injection of a local anesthetic is more painful than a cervical punch biopsy without local anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a randomized controlled trial, conducted at the Helsinki University Central Hospital. It consisted of 204 women referred for colposcopic assessments. Half of them were randomized to receive local anesthesia before their cervical punch biopsies. After the injection of the local anesthetic, the cervical punch biopsy, and the endocervical curettage, the women scored their actual pain using a 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144687/-trial-sequential-analysis-sample-size-calculation-for-reliable-meta-analyses
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S Weibel, P Kranke
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses have a great impact on medical decision-making. Random errors are, however, often the reason for misinterpretation of interventional effects in meta-analyses. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to introduce authors and readers of meta-analyses to the problem of random errors. The article presents trial sequential analysis (TSA) as a suitable and user-friendly method that adjusts for the risk of random errors in meta-analyses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The practical application of TSA is illustrated and exemplified using regional anesthesiology procedures versus conventional pain therapy with respect to the prevention of persistent postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery or thoracotomy...
January 31, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143581/a-modified-approach-for-elbow-arthroscopy-using-an-adjustable-arm-holder
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Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chun-Jui Weng, Chih-Hao Chiu, Shih-Sheng Chang, Chun-Ying Cheng, Yi-Sheng Chan
BACKGROUND: Position shifting from elbow arthroscopy to open surgery could complicate the surgical procedures; patient safety and risks of contamination are of concern. The aim of this study is to retrospectively assess the safety and efficacy of elbow arthroscopy in 32 elbows of 32 patients using a modified arm holder to facilitate subsequent open surgery in supine position. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in arthroscopy of the elbow performed with patients in the supine position under general or regional anesthesia...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141651/indications-of-potassium-titanyl-phosphate-laser-therapy-for-slow-flow-vascular-malformations-in-oral-region
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Harutsugi Abukawa, Michihide Kono, Hayato Hamada, Ayako Okamoto, Takafumi Satomi, Daichi Chikazu
BACKGROUND: Indications for laser therapy for slow-flow vascular malformations in the oral and maxillofacial regions have not been clearly documented. The authors aimed to estimate the frequency of resolution of slow-flow vascular malformations and to identify risk and prognostic factors associated with resolution in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser treatment. METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective cohort study. Patients who had diagnosed slow-flow vascular malformations were continuously assigned to receive KTP laser therapy...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126418/percutaneous-osteosynthesis-and-cementoplasty-for-stabilization-of-malignant-pathologic-fractures-of-the-proximal-femur
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E Mavrovi, J-B Pialat, H Beji, A-C Kalenderian, G Vaz, B Richioud
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the outcome of patients who underwent radiological percutaneous osteosynthesis and cementoplasty (RPOC) for stabilization of malignant pathological fracture of the proximal femur. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical files of 12 patients who underwent RPOC for stabilization of malignant pathological fracture of the proximal femur were reviewed. There were 9 men and 3 women with a mean age of 56 years±13 (SD) (range: 35-82 years)...
January 23, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121930/dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-local-anesthetics-in-brachial-plexus-blocks-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yongmei Ping, Qigang Ye, Wenwei Wang, Pingke Ye, Zhibin You
BACKGROUND: Brachial plexus block (BPB) for upper extremity surgery provides superior analgesia, but this advantage is limited by the pharmacological duration of local anesthetics. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) as a local anesthetics adjuvant for BPB has been utilized to prolong the duration of the nerve block in some randomized controlled trials (RCTs) but is far from unanimous in the efficacy and safety of the perineural route. Hence, an updated meta-analysis was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of DEX as local anesthetic adjuvants on BPB...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118659/video-laryngoscopy-vs-direct-laryngoscopy-on-successful-first-pass-orotracheal-intubation-among-icu-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jean Baptiste Lascarrou, Julie Boisrame-Helms, Arthur Bailly, Aurelie Le Thuaut, Toufik Kamel, Emmanuelle Mercier, Jean-Damien Ricard, Virginie Lemiale, Gwenhael Colin, Jean Paul Mira, Ferhat Meziani, Jonathan Messika, Pierre Francois Dequin, Thierry Boulain, Elie Azoulay, Benoit Champigneulle, Jean Reignier
Importance: In the intensive care unit (ICU), orotracheal intubation can be associated with increased risk of complications because the patient may be acutely unstable, requiring prompt intervention, often by a practitioner with nonexpert skills. Video laryngoscopy may decrease this risk by improving glottis visualization. Objective: To determine whether video laryngoscopy increases the frequency of successful first-pass orotracheal intubation compared with direct laryngoscopy in ICU patients...
7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116932/-the-risk-factors-of-mood-changing-during-the-perinatal-period
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Emőke Adrienn Hompoth, Annamária Töreki, Veronika Baloghné Fűrész, Gábor Németh
INTRODUCTION: The screening of perinatal depression was introduced in Szeged in April 2011. AIM: Our aim was to assess the extent of perinatal mood changing and to explore the risk factors of it. METHOD: Perinatal nurses gave the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to the 3849 participants four times. RESULTS: In the first trimester were the highest average scores (3.74) and pathological rate (10.8%) compared to the other measurement occasions...
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