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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643577/an-assessment-of-advance-relatives-approach-for-brain-death-organ-donation
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Carine Michaut, Antoine Baumann, Hélène Gregoire, Corinne Laviale, Gérard Audibert, Xavier Ducrocq
BACKGROUND: Advance announcement of forthcoming brain death has developed to enable intensivists and organ procurement organisation coordinators to more appropriately, and separately from each other, explain to relatives brain death and the subsequent post-mortem organ donation opportunity. Research aim: The aim was to assess how potentially involved healthcare professionals perceived ethical issues surrounding the strategy of advance approach. RESEARCH DESIGN: A multi-centre opinion survey using an anonymous self-administered questionnaire was conducted in the six-member hospitals of the publicly funded East of France regional organ and tissue procurement network called 'Prélor'...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639959/3d-printing-current-use-in-facial-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery
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Tsung-Yen Hsieh, Raj Dedhia, Brian Cervenka, Travis T Tollefson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, with a focus on current uses in surgical training, surgical planning, clinical outcomes, and biomedical research. To evaluate the limitations and future implications of 3D printing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies reviewed demonstrated 3D printing applications in surgical planning including accurate anatomic biomodels, surgical cutting guides in reconstruction, and patient-specific implants fabrication...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633726/small-bowel-intussusception-in-a-pregnant-woman-a-case-report
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Roxana Covali, Lucian Ambrosie, Micea Onofriescu, Alexandru Luca, Gabriela Dumachita-Sargu, Violeta Aursulesei, Dumitru Gafitanu
INTRODUCTION: Intussusception usually is associated with children, rarely with adults. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old pregnant woman (29 weeks' gestation) reported mild pain in the upper aspect of the abdomen after an intense physical effort. Ultrasound examination found a normally evolving pregnancy and a bowel obstacle, without bowel distention. Because it was not a surgical emergency at the time of evaluation, she was sent to the hospital's Obstetrics Department...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632589/emergency-department-visits-following-elective-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-identifying-gaps-in-continuity-of-care
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Micaela A Finnegan, Robyn Shaffer, Austin Remington, Jereen Kwong, Catherine Curtin, Tina Hernandez-Boussard
BACKGROUND: Major joint replacement surgical procedures are common, elective procedures with a care episode that includes both inpatient readmissions and postoperative emergency department (ED) visits. Inpatient readmissions are well studied; however, to our knowledge, little is known about ED visits following these procedures. We sought to characterize 30-day ED visits following a major joint replacement surgical procedure. METHODS: We used administrative records from California, Florida, and New York, from 2010 through 2012, to identify adults undergoing total knee and hip arthroplasty...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632541/hospital-based-acute-care-within-7-days-of-discharge-after-outpatient-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Jiabin Liu, David N Flynn, Wai-Man Liu, Lee A Fleisher, Nabil M Elkassabany
BACKGROUND: The rate of hospital-based acute care (defined as hospital transfer at discharge, emergency department [ED] visit, or subsequent inpatient hospital [IP] admission) after outpatient procedure is gaining momentum as a quality metric for ambulatory surgery. However, the incidence and reasons for hospital-based acute care after arthroscopic shoulder surgery are poorly understood. METHODS: We studied adult patients who underwent outpatient arthroscopic shoulder procedures in New York State between 2011 and 2013 using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database...
June 16, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628705/time-to-appendectomy-and-risk-of-complicated-appendicitis-and-adverse-outcomes-in-children
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Stephanie K Serres, Danielle B Cameron, Charity C Glass, Dionne A Graham, David Zurakowski, Mahima Karki, Seema P Anandalwar, Shawn J Rangel
Importance: Management of appendicitis as an urgent rather than emergency procedure has become an increasingly common practice in children. Controversy remains as to whether this practice is associated with increased risk of complicated appendicitis and adverse events. Objective: To examine the association between time to appendectomy (TTA) and risk of complicated appendicitis and postoperative complications. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this retrospective cohort study using the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program appendectomy pilot database, 2429 children younger than 18 years who underwent appendectomy within 24 hours of presentation at 23 children's hospitals from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014, were studied...
June 19, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627990/systemic-metastases-from-central-nervous-system-ependymoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Claudia Marsecano, Federico Bruno, Giulia Michelini, Marco Perri, Giuseppe Calvisi, Ernesto Di Cesare, Alessandra Splendiani
Ependymal tumours in adults are rare, accounting for less than 4% of primary tumours of the central nervous system, and exceptionally metastasise outside the nervous system. In this study, we present a case of anaplastic ependymoma, which developed metastases outside the nervous system less than a year after its clinical onset. A healthy 65-year-old woman suddenly presented with drowsiness of unknown origin, accompanied by ingravescent fatigue, inability to maintain the upright posture, headache, nausea and vomiting...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624064/assessing-written-communication-during-interhospital-transfers-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Felicity N R Harl, Megan C Saucke, Caprice C Greenberg, Angela M Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Poor communication causes fragmented care. Studies of transitions of care within a hospital and on discharge suggest significant communication deficits. Communication during transfers between hospitals has not been well studied. We assessed the written communication provided during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients. We hypothesized that patients are transferred with incomplete documentation from referring facilities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of written communication provided during interhospital transfers to our emergency department (ED) from referring EDs for emergency general surgical evaluation between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623411/-i-am-not-afraid-of-death-a-survey-on-preferences-concerning-neurosurgical-interventions-among-patients-over-75-years
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Claudia Unterhofer, Wing Mann Ho, Katrin Wittlinger, Claudius Thomé, Martin Ortler
INTRODUCTION: Treatment decisions in elderly patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are mainly determined by trauma severity and patient age. The aim of this study was to explore personal preferences of potential patients regarding life-prolonging neurosurgical interventions by interviewing ambulatory, autonomous elderly people. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients older than 75 years frequenting the outpatient clinic of the Department of Neurosurgery were interviewed about their attitudes regarding the hypothetical case of an 81-year-old patient with TBI and a space-occupying acute subdural hematoma (aSDH) using a 21-point questionnaire...
June 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623244/it-s-a-cod-finding-nemo-impacted-fishbone-in-the-emergency-department
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Aileen McCabe, Andrew Patton, Nigel Salter
A 23-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with a sensation of a 'fish bone' stuck in her throat after eating cod. On physical examination, while she reported an uncomfortable sensation in her throat, no airway compromise was evident. Clinical examination, including ear, nose and throat (ENT) and oropharyngeal assessment, was unremarkable. A linear opacity consistent with a fishbone was visualised on a soft tissue lateral neck X-ray anterior to the vertebral body of C4-6. One attempt to visualise the fishbone on direct laryngoscopy failed in the ED...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623040/-neuro-ophthalmological-conditions-study-of-the-clinical-care-pathway
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I Layat, G Challe, P LeHoang, B Bodaghi, V Touitou
INTRODUCTION: Neuro-ophthalmologic conditions require specialized multidisciplinary management, both medical and surgical, for patients affected by visual loss due to nervous system disease. The primary goal of this study is to define the specificity of neuro-ophthalmology within the realm of visual health. The secondary goal is to review clinical care pathways by studying the organization of management, in terms of accessibility to care and personalization of the care pathway. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A field study was carried out from February to June 2015, within the ophthalmology service of the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Medical Center in Paris...
June 13, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621799/clinical-guideline-for-the-management-of-odontogenic-infections-in-the-tertiary-setting
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Sushma Vytla, Dieter Gebauer
BACKGROUND: Odontogenic infections are a common presentation to Emergency Departments of Australian hospitals. Due to the limited training in diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions, these patients can present a challenge for the medical practitioner. The objective of this study was to provide an evidence-based approach to the management of odontogenic infections in adults presenting to Royal Perth Hospital. METHODS: A literature search was conducted to identify evidence based guidelines for the management of odontogenic infections in the tertiary hospital setting...
June 16, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619774/protocol-for-a-multicentre-multistage-prospective-study-in-china-using-system-based-approaches-for-consistent-improvement-in-surgical-safety
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Xiaochu Yu, Jingmei Jiang, Changwei Liu, Keng Shen, Zixing Wang, Wei Han, Xingrong Liu, Guole Lin, Ye Zhang, Ying Zhang, Yufen Ma, Haixin Bo, Yupei Zhao
INTRODUCTION: Surgical safety has emerged as a crucial global health issue in the past two decades. Although several safety-enhancing tools are available, the pace of large-scale improvement remains slow, especially in developing countries such as China. The present project (Modern Surgery and Anesthesia Safety Management System Construction and Promotion) aims to develop and validate system-based integrated approaches for reducing perioperative deaths and complications using a multicentre, multistage design...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616621/a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdominal-pain-in-children-isolated-tubal-torsion-a-case-series
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Yasemin Dere Gunal, Gokhan Berktug Bahadir, Ozlem Boybeyı, Aylin Pelin Cıl, Mustafa Kemal Aslan
Isolated tubal torsion -a rare cause of acute abdomen in children-is usually difficult to diagnose because of non-specific findings. Surgical salphingectomy is required in delayed diagnosis in most cases. Three sexual inactive adolescents diagnosed in isolated tubal torsion (ITT) were discussed for its diagnostic features and surgical management. Laboratory tests and radiological studies including ultrasonography (US), color doppler ultrasound were performed in all patients after evaluation for acute lower abdominal pain in emergency department and they underwent surgical intervention with laparotomy (n:2) and laparoscopy (n:1)...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614561/association-of-preoperative-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy-with-adverse-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Audrey S Kulaylat, Afif N Kulaylat, Eric W Schaefer, Andrew Tinsley, Emmanuelle Williams, Walter Koltun, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Evangelos Messaris
Importance: Despite the increasing use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy in ulcerative colitis, its effects on postoperative outcomes remain unclear, with many patients requiring surgical intervention despite optimal medical management. Objective: To assess the association of preoperative use of anti-TNF agents with adverse postoperative outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This analysis used insurance claims data from a large national database to identify patients 18 years or older with ulcerative colitis...
June 14, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614214/a-rare-case-of-multiple-thrombi-in-a-giant-left-atrium
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Alfredo Intorcia, Marco A Perrone, Riccardo Morgagni, Domenico Sergi, Massimo Marchei, Mauro Borzi, Francesco Romeo
: Giant left atrium is frequently associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease. The incidence of left atrial thrombus among patients with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation varies from 7 to 38%. Anticoagulation therapy achieves a high rate of resolution of left atrial appendage (LAA) and left atrial cavity thrombi, but in selected patients surgical therapy must be considered. An 81-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with repeated episodes of transient ischemic attack. She had a history of carotid artery stenosis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, rheumatic heart disease, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613991/microbial-characteristics-of-nosocomial-infections-and-their-association-with-the-utilization-of-hand-hygiene-products-a-hospital-wide-analysis-of-78-344-cases
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Song Liu, Meng Wang, Gefei Wang, Xiuwen Wu, Wenxian Guan, Jianan Ren
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infections are the main adverse events during health care delivery. Hand hygiene is the fundamental strategy for the prevention of nosocomial infections. Microbial characteristics of nosocomial infections in the Asia-Pacific region have not been investigated fully. Correlation between the use of hand hygiene products and the incidence of nosocomial infections is still unknown. This study investigates the microbial characteristics of nosocomial infections in the Asia-Pacific region and analyzes the association between the utilization of hand hygiene products and the incidence of nosocomial infections...
June 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612116/prevention-of-parastomal-hernia-in-the-emergency-setting
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Anna Lykke, Johnny F B Andersen, Lars N Jorgensen, Tommie Mynster
AIM: This study assessed safety and efficacy associated with hernia prophylaxis using a retromuscular slowly resorbable synthetic mesh for stoma reinforcement. METHOD: This was a cohort study with a historic reference group. The study took place in a high-volume surgical department. During a 2-year period (July 2012-July 2014), we included 109 patients undergoing emergency surgery with formation of ileostomy or colostomy. All patients received a retromuscular slowly resorbable synthetic mesh (TIGR®, Novus Scientific) at the stoma site...
June 14, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611139/unrecognised-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-a-refugee-child-an-incidental-diagnosis
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Dimitri Poddighe, Tiziana Boggini, Salvatore Savasta, Gian Luigi Marseglia
A 4-year-old boy from Syria was evaluated at the emergency department because of an upper airway viral illness. His physical examination showed a significant intensity reduction of all heart sounds in the absence of any other pathological signs. As the child was affected with Down's syndrome and had suffered thoracic and abdominal trauma because of bombardments, a diaphragmatic hernia was immediately suspected and was confirmed through a simple chest X-ray. A careful clinical examination is crucial in refugee children and adolescents, as several medical and surgical disorders could have escaped previously...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608417/otolaryngology-practice-patterns-in-pediatric-tonsillectomy-the-impact-of-the-codeine-boxed-warning
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Julie L Goldman, Craig Ziegler, Elizabeth M Burckardt
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine if otolaryngologists at a single children's hospital were adherent to the boxed warning for codeine use in post-tonsillectomy patients and the implications for practice patterns. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. METHODS: Charts from all patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy at a single children's hospital from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015 were analyzed and stratified according to date (pre- or post-boxed warning) and practitioner type (academic otolaryngologists [AO] vs...
June 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
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