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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227173/changes-in-platelet-function-with-inflammation-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery
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Bartosz Olechowski, Vikram Khanna, Mark Mariathas, Alexander Ashby, Richard T Dalton, Ian Nordon, Nicola Englyst, Scott Harris, Zoe Nicholas, Kala Thayalasamy, Michael Mahmoudi, Nick Curzen
The role of platelets in ischaemic events is well established. Aspirin represents the default antiplatelet and blocks the metabolism of arachidonic acid (AA) at the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme (COX). AA is commonly used as a test of response to aspirin, but recent data raise uncertainty about the validity of this approach. Specifically, in some patients AA-induced clotting is not suppressed, but the level of COX-dependent AA metabolite, thromboxane B2 (TXB2) is negligible. Furthermore, AA-induced whole blood clotting varies dynamically in individuals, who are aspirin responsive according to TXB2 levels...
December 11, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220430/postoperative-outcomes-in-ustekinumab-treated-patients-undergoing-abdominal-operations-for-crohn-s-disease
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Amy L Lightner, Nicholas P McKenna, Chung Sang Tse, Neil Hyman, Radhika Smith, Gayane Ovsepyan, Phillip Fleshner, Kristen Crowell, Walter Koltun, Marc Ferrante, Andre D'Hoore, Nathalie Lauwers, Bram Verstockt, Antonino Spinelli, Francesca DiCandido, Laura E Raffals, Kellie L Mathis, Edward V Loftus
Introduction: Ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting interleukins-12 and -23 is used to treat adults with Crohn's disease (CD). We determined the 30-day postoperative infectious complication rate among CD patients who received ustekinumab within 12 weeks prior to an abdominal operation as compared to patients who received anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents. Methods: A retrospective chart review of adults with CD who underwent an abdominal operation between 1/1/2015 and 5/1/2017 was performed across six sites...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218662/laparoscopic-removal-of-retroperitoneal-tumor-with-maneuver-of-hanging-inferior-vena-cava
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Sungho Kim, Ho-Seong Han, YoungRok Choi, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal mass is challenging because of its location close to major vessels and a limited range of laparoscopic instruments [1-3]. We report a case of a huge retroperitoneal paraganglioma that was successfully excised laparoscopically using maneuver of hanging IVC METHOD: A 67-year-old female had abdominal mass detected during routine check-up. She had no symptoms associated mass. Hematologic, biochemical investigations, and hormone tests reveal normal results...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217904/comparison-of-the-short-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-and-open-resections-for-colorectal-cancer-in-patients-with-a-history-of-prior-median-laparotomy
#4
Young Wan Kim, Ik Yong Kim
This study aimed to investigate the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic resection in comparison with those of open resection for colorectal cancer in patients with a history of prior median laparotomy (PML). Eighty-seven consecutive patients (87/1121, 7.8 %) with a history of PML who underwent major colorectal cancer resection were enrolled (laparoscopy, n = 40; open, n = 47). The conversion rate to open surgery was 25 % (n = 10). The laparoscopy group had a higher proportion of female patients (57...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215479/major-abdominal-and-perianal-surgery-in-crohn-s-disease-long-term-follow-up-of-australian-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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James W T Toh, Nelson Wang, Christopher J Young, Matthew J F X Rickard, Anil Keshava, Peter Stewart, Viraj Kariyawasam, Rupert Leong
BACKGROUND: Most patients with Crohn's disease still require surgery despite significant advances in medical therapy, surveillance, and management strategies. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess surgical strategies and outcomes in Crohn's disease, including surgical recurrence and emergency surgery. DESIGN: This was a multicenter, retrospective review of a prospectively collected database. SETTINGS: A specialist-referred cohort of patients with Crohn's disease between 1970 and 2009 was studied...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215370/opioid-use-after-discharge-in-postoperative-patients-a-systematic-review
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Adina E Feinberg, Tyler R Chesney, Sanjho Srikandarajah, Sergio A Acuna, Robin S McLeod
BACKGROUND: Over the past 2 decades, there has been an increase in opioid use and subsequently, opioid deaths. The amount of opioid prescribed to surgical patients has also increased. The aim of this systematic review was to determine postdischarge opioid consumption in surgical patients compared with the amount of opioid prescribed. Secondary outcomes included adequacy of pain control and disposal methods for unused opioids. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to characterize postdischarge opioid consumption and prescription patterns in surgical patients...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214123/pay-for-performance-motivation-to-succeed-in-advanced-trauma-life-support-courses-a-question-of-background-or-funding
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Roman Klein, Wolfgang Armbruster, Martin Grotz, Bernd Höner, Matthias Münzberg, Paul Alfred Grützner, Christoph Georg Wölfl
Objective: To correlate students' performance with their professional background and motivation to take part in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. We base our analysis on the self-determination theory that differentiates intrinsic (ambition to perform by individual itself) from extrinsic motivation (incentive by external stimuli). Design: We present a non-blinded, monocentric, non-randomized descriptive study of 376 students taking part in an ATLS course at one course site in Germany. Part of a two-day ATLS course are two written tests; we correlate test scores with background information provided by the students in a questionnaire of 13 items (age, sex, adress, board certification, specialty, subspecialty, position, hospital level of care, hospital operator and hospital participation in trauma network, motivation, funding source, condition of funding)...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212679/complications-following-arthroscopic-surgery-of-the-hip-a-systematic-review-of-36-761-cases
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N Nakano, L Lisenda, T L Jones, D T Loveday, V Khanduja
AIMS: The number of patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery of the hip has increased significantly during the past decade. It has now become an established technique for the treatment of many intra- and extra-articular conditions affecting the hip. However, it has a steep learning curve and is not without the risk of complications. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the prevalence of complications during and following this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were used in designing this study...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212492/using-patient-data-to-optimize-an-expert-based-guideline-on-convalescence-recommendations-after-gynecological-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Esther V A Bouwsma, Johannes R Anema, A Vonk Noordegraaf, Henrica C W de Vet, Judith A F Huirne
BACKGROUND: Convalescence advice is often based on tradition and anecdote from health care providers, rather than being based on experiences from patients themselves. The aim of this study was to analyse recovery in terms of resumption of various daily activities including work, following different laparoscopic and abdominal surgery in order to optimize an expert-based guideline on convalescence recommendations. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study conducted in nine general and one university hospital in the Netherlands...
December 6, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211841/perioperative-benefit-and-outcome-of-thoracic-epidural-in-esophageal-surgery-a-clinical-review
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P Feltracco, A Bortolato, S Barbieri, E Michieletto, E Serra, A Ruol, S Merigliano, C Ori
Surgery for esophageal cancer is a highly stressful and painful procedure, and a significant amount of analgesics may be required to eliminate perioperative pain and blunt the stress response to surgery. Proper management of postoperative pain has invariably been shown to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications and accelerate recovery. Neuraxial analgesic techniques after major thoracic and upper abdominal surgery have long been established to reduce respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory, and neurohormonal complications...
December 2, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203991/postoperative-delirium-in-indian-patients-following-major-abdominal-surgery-for-cancer-risk-factors-and-associations
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Vibhawari Dhakharia, Subir Sinha, Jaydip Bhaumik
Postoperative delirium (POD) is not uncommon following major abdominal surgery with its incidence ranging between five and 51%. As cancer affects disproportionately, the population older than 65 years and as delirium is more common in the elderly, surgical oncology patients are at a higher risk of developing POD. The present study was undertaken to explore the impact and associations of POD in Indian patients undergoing oncological major abdominal surgery. A retrospective review of the electronic medical records in a tertiary cancer care institution of all postoperative patients who had undergone major gastrointestinal gynaecological and urological abdominal surgery for cancer and required psycho-oncology referral was performed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203984/ovarian-metastases-of-colorectal-origin-treatment-patterns-and-factors-affecting-outcomes
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Praveen S Kammar, Reena Engineer, Prachi S Patil, Vikas Ostwal, T S Shylasree, Avanish P Saklani
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the patterns of treatment and factors affecting outcomes in ovarian metastases of colorectal origins treated at our institution and to assess the response of ovarian metastases to chemotherapy. Survival in R0 and R+ resections and patients receiving only chemotherapy is also analyzed. This is a retrospective study of 25 patients registered between January 2012 and December 2015. Patient's age, disease status, mode of presentation, disease spread, mode of treatment, response to chemotherapy, completeness of resection, histology, and outcomes were considered as variables for analysis...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201511/robot-assisted-radical-perineal-prostatectomy-first-experience-of-15-cases
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Volkan Tuğcu, Oktay Akça, Abdulmuttalip Şimşek, İsmail Yiğitbaşı, Selçuk Şahin, Ali İhsan Taşçı
Objective: Minimally invasive techniques are increasingly evolving and preferred to reduce surgical induced morbidity and mortality and minimize the challenges of surgical techniques. Especially radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) includes some challenges like working in a deep and narrow space and challenging ergonomics for the surgeons. Because of these issues open RPP is still performed in experienced centers. In order to reduce these difficulties, robot- assisted radical perineal prostatectomy (r-RPP) is developed...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198854/efficacy-and-safety-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-blocks-versus-thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-oncologic-resections-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tamer M Shaker, Joseph T Carroll, Mathew H Chung, Tracy J Koehler, Brian R Lane, Andrea M Wolf, G Paul Wright
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare patient outcomes for thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks. METHODS: A prospective, randomized trial was performed for patients undergoing abdominal oncologic surgeries. RESULTS: There were 32 TAP and 35 TEA subjects. The TEA group demonstrated increased episodes of hypotension in the first 24 h (3 v 0.6, p = 0.02). There was no difference in 24-48 h fluid balance between the groups...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198495/prognostic-value-of-peritoneal-cancer-index-in-primary-advanced-ovarian-cancer
#16
Antoni Llueca, Javier Escrig
BACKGROUND: Effective tumor debulking is a major factor associated with a favorable prognosis in patients with advanced ovarian cancer (AOC). However, FIGO staging fails to take full account of the extent of the disease in the peritoneum, making it difficult to plan appropriate surgical treatment. In contrast, the peritoneal cancer index (PCI) can provide more detailed information about peritoneal spread. METHOD: We evaluated the prognostic value of PCI and its association with clinicopathological features in patients with AOC...
November 23, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191200/emergency-general-surgery-in-rwandan-district-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study-of-spectrum-management-and-patient-outcomes
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Christophe Mpirimbanyi, Alexandre Nyirimodoka, Yihan Lin, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Jackline Odhiambo, Theoneste Nkurunziza, Joaquim M Havens, Jack Omondi, Emile Rwamasirabo, Faustin Ntirenganya, Gabriel Toma, Joel Mubiligi, Scheilla Bayitondere, Robert Riviello
BACKGROUND: Management of emergency general surgical conditions remains a challenge in rural sub-Saharan Africa due to issues such as insufficient human capacity and infrastructure. This study describes the burden of emergency general surgical conditions and the ability to provide care for these conditions at three rural district hospitals in Rwanda. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study included all patients presenting to Butaro, Kirehe and Rwinkwavu District Hospitals between January 1st 2015 and December 31st 2015 with emergency general surgical conditions, defined as non-traumatic, non-obstetric acute care surgical conditions...
December 1, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183368/incidence-of-orthostatic-hypotension-and-cardiovascular-response-to-postoperative-early-mobilization-in-patients-undergoing-cardiothoracic-and-abdominal-surgery
#18
Masatoshi Hanada, Yuichi Tawara, Takuro Miyazaki, Shuntaro Sato, Yosuke Morimoto, Masato Oikawa, Hiroshi Niwa, Kiyoyuki Eishi, Takeshi Nagayasu, Susumu Eguchi, Ryo Kozu
BACKGROUND: In cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery, postoperative complications remain major clinical problems. Early mobilization has been widely practiced and is an important component in preventing complications, including orthostatic hypotension (OH) during postoperative management. We investigated cardiovascular response during early mobilization and the incidence of OH after cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we consecutively analyzed data from 495 patients who underwent elective cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery...
November 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182048/cardiophrenic-lymph-node-resection-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer-surgical-outcomes-pre-and-postoperative-imaging
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Sahar Salehi, Robert Mohammar, Chikako Suzuki, Ulrika Joneborg, Elisabet Hjerpe, Christian Torbrand, Henrik Falconer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of preoperative imaging in the diagnosis of cardiophrenic lymph node (CPLN) metastases and to report perioperative outcomes after resection of CPLN at the time of cytoreductive surgery for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Furthermore, to assess clearance of CPLN by postoperative imaging. METHODS: All women with stage IIIC/IV EOC subjected to surgery at our institution from January 2014 to October 2016 were retrospectively identified from a database...
November 28, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178955/cost-evaluation-quality-of-life-and-pelvic-organ-function-of-three-approaches-to-hysterectomy-for-benign-uterine-conditions-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Chanil Ekanayake, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Rasika Herath, Prasantha Wijesinghe
BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy is the commonest major gynaecological surgery. Although there are many approaches to hysterectomy, which depend on clinical criteria, certain patients may be eligible to be operated in any of the several available approaches. However, most comparative studies on hysterectomy are between two approaches. There is also a relative absence of data on long-term outcomes on quality of life and pelvic organ function. There is no single study which has considered quality of life, pelvic organ function and cost-effectiveness for the three main types of hysterectomy...
November 25, 2017: Trials
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