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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918069/quality-of-reporting-in-surgical-randomized-clinical-trials
#1
J Yu, X Li, Y Li, X Sun
BACKGROUND: RCTs testing surgical interventions can change clinical practice. The adequate reporting of surgical trials is an important issue. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken by searching PubMed for two-arm parallel randomized trials assessing surgical interventions published in 2003 or 2013. Quality of reporting was evaluated against the CONSORT checklist containing 29 items (standard CONSORT plus CONSORT Extension for Trials Assessing Non-Pharmacological Treatments)...
December 5, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926575/prophylactic-negative-pressure-dressing-use-in-closed-laparotomy-wounds-following-abdominal-operations-a-randomized-controlled-open-label-trial-the-p-i-c-o-trial
#2
Donal Peter O'Leary, Colin Peirce, Breffini Anglim, Marguerite Carter, Kevin Hickey, John Calvin Coffey
OBJECTIVE: A randomized controlled trial was undertaken to investigate the effect of prophylactic negative pressure dressings on postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) rates in closed laparotomy wounds. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Laparotomy wounds are associated with high rates of SSI. The effect of prophylactic negative pressure dressing of closed incisional wounds on SSI rate is unknown. METHODS: A randomized, controlled, open-label trial was conducted (clinicaltrials...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926773/associations-of-specific-postoperative-complications-with-outcomes-after-elective-colon-resection-a-procedure-targeted-approach-toward-surgical-quality-improvement
#3
John E Scarborough, Jessica Schumacher, K Craig Kent, Charles P Heise, Caprice C Greenberg
Importance: Numerous quality initiatives have been implemented in an effort to minimize the onus of postoperative complications on clinical and economic outcomes after major surgery. It is unknown which complications have the greatest overall effect on these outcomes. Objective: To quantify the associations of specific postoperative complications with outcomes after elective colon resection. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patients undergoing elective colon resection between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013, who were included in the Colectomy-Targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program were assessed for the development of specific types of postoperative complications...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919915/chemoprevention-of-colorectal-cancer-in-individuals-with-previous-colorectal-neoplasia-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#4
Parambir S Dulai, Siddharth Singh, Evelyn Marquez, Rohan Khera, Larry J Prokop, Paul J Limburg, Samir Gupta, Mohammad Hassan Murad
OBJECTIVE:  To assess the comparative efficacy and safety of candidate agents (low and high dose aspirin, non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), calcium, vitamin D, folic acid, alone or in combination) for prevention of advanced metachronous neoplasia (that is, occurring at different times after resection of initial neoplasia) in individuals with previous colorectal neoplasia, through a systematic review and network meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES:  Medline, Embase, Web of Science, from inception to 15 October 2015; clinical trial registries...
December 5, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913037/minimally-invasive-operative-techniques-is-less-always-more
#5
EDITORIAL
Kyle H Sheetz, Justin B Dimick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902826/association-of-a-frailty-screening-initiative-with-postoperative-survival-at-30-180-and-365-days
#6
Daniel E Hall, Shipra Arya, Kendra K Schmid, Mark A Carlson, Pierre Lavedan, Travis L Bailey, Georgia Purviance, Tammy Bockman, Thomas G Lynch, Jason M Johanning
Importance: As the US population ages, the number of operations performed on elderly patients will likely increase. Frailty predicts postoperative mortality and morbidity more than age alone, thus presenting opportunities to identify the highest-risk surgical patients and improve their outcomes. Objective: To examine the effect of the Frailty Screening Initiative (FSI) on mortality and complications by comparing the surgical outcomes of a cohort of surgical patients treated before and after implementation of the FSI...
November 30, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766049/management-of-venous-thromboembolism-an-update
#7
Siavash Piran, Sam Schulman
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which constitutes pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, is a common disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Landmark trials have shown that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are as effective as conventional anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in prevention of VTE recurrence and associated with less bleeding. This has paved the way for the recently published guidelines to change their recommendations in favor of DOACs in acute and long-term treatment of VTE in patients without cancer...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906760/improving-the-quality-of-ward-based-surgical-care-with-a-human-factors-intervention-bundle
#8
Maximilian J Johnston, Sonal Arora, Dominic King, Ara Darzi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the impact of a human factors intervention bundle on the quality of ward-based surgical care in a UK hospital. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Improving the culture of a surgical team is a difficult task. Engagement with stakeholders before intervention is key. Studies have shown that appropriate supervision can enhance surgical ward safety. METHODS: A pre-post intervention study was conducted. The intervention bundle consisted of twice-daily attending ward rounds, a "chief resident of the week" available at all times on the ward, an escalation of care protocol and team contact cards...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876519/the-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-major-outcomes-after-vascular-surgery
#9
REVIEW
George Galyfos, Georgios I Geropapas, Stavros Kerasidis, Argiri Sianou, Fragiska Sigala, Konstantinos Filis
OBJECTIVE: Obesity has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, although pooled evidence in patients undergoing vascular surgery are lacking. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on major postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing vascular surgery. METHODS: A systematic literature review conforming to established criteria to identify eligible articles published before May 2016 was conducted...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896656/pancreatitis-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-predicts-clinically-relevant-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula
#10
C M Kühlbrey, N Samiei, O Sick, F Makowiec, U T Hopt, U A Wittel
BACKGROUND: Morbidity after pancreas resection is still high with postoperative pancreatic fistulas (POPF) being the most frequent complication. However, exocrine insufficiency seems to protect from POPF. In clinical practice, patients showing increased postoperative systemic amylase concentrations appear to frequently develop POPF. We therefore retrospectively examined the occurrence of systemic amylase increase after pancreas resections and its association with the clinical course. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Perioperative data from 739 consecutive pancreas resections were assessed in a prospectively maintained SPSS database...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893135/screening-for-colorectal-cancer-and-evolving-issues-for-physicians-and-patients-a-review
#11
REVIEW
David Lieberman, Uri Ladabaum, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Carla Ginsburg, John M Inadomi, Lawrence S Kim, Francis M Giardiello, Richard C Wender
Importance: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can reduce CRC mortality and incidence, and numerous screening options, although available, complicate informed decision making. This review provides evidence-based tools for primary care physicians to identify patients with higher-than-average-risk and engage patients in informed decision making about CRC screening options. Observations: Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended any of 8 CRC screening approaches for average-risk individuals, beginning at age 50 years...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840364/25-years-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-a-comprehensive-review
#12
REVIEW
Daniel S Strand, Daejin Kim, David A Peura
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were clinically introduced more than 25 years ago and have since proven to be invaluable, safe, and effective agents for the management of a variety of acid-related disorders. Although all members in this class act in a similar fashion, inhibiting active parietal cell acid secretion, there are slight differences among PPIs relating to their pharmacokinetic properties, metabolism, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved clinical indications. Nevertheless, each is effective in managing gastroesophageal reflux disease and uncomplicated or complicated peptic ulcer disease...
November 14, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863889/same-day-discharge-in-laparoscopic-acute-non-perforated-appendectomy
#13
Andrew Scott, Shant Shekherdimian, Joshua D Rouch, Greg D Sacks, Aaron J Dawes, Wendy Y Lui, Letitia Bridges, Tracy Heisler, Steven R Crain, Mang-King W Cheung, Armen Aboulian
BACKGROUND: Small studies done during the past decade have demonstrated same-day discharge after appendectomy as an option for non-perforated appendicitis. Here we have examined a large cohort to confirm that same-day discharge in acute non-perforated appendicitis is a safe option. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study of patients from 14 Southern California Region Kaiser Permanente medical centers. All patients older than 18 years of age with acute, non-perforated appendicitis who underwent a laparoscopic appendectomy between 2010 and 2014 were included...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825384/inhibiting-the-proton-pump-mechanisms-benefits-harms-and-questions
#14
Jeffrey K Aronson
Inhibition of the H(+)/K(+)-adenosine triphosphatase (the proton pump) is the final common mechanistic pathway in reducing gastric acid secretion pharmacologically. Proton pump inhibitors are widely used in upper gastrointestinal diseases, including gastric and duodenal ulcers, eradication of Helicobacter pylori in combination with antibiotics, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, and prevention of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced peptic ulceration...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844266/poem-vs-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-and-fundoplication-which-is-now-the-gold-standard-for-treatment-of-achalasia
#15
Marco G Patti, Ciro Andolfi, Steven P Bowers, Nathaniel J Soper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845340/plastic-vs-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-palliation-in-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-series-of-meta-analyses
#16
Majid A Almadi, Alan Barkun, Myriam Martel
OBJECTIVES: Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are thought to have an advantage over plastic stents in achieving biliary drainage. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CENTRAL, and ISI Web of knowledge databases, from January 1980 to September 2015, for randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) comparing SEMS vs. plastic stents in the palliation of malignant biliary obstruction. Primary outcomes were durations of stent patency, patient survival, and 30-day mortality...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815046/the-impact-of-the-biomolecular-era-on-breast-cancer-surgery
#17
REVIEW
T P McVeigh, M R Boland, A J Lowery
Surgery has always played a central role in the management of breast cancer, with local control via complete tumour resection long established as the cornerstone of effective breast cancer therapy. While extensive surgical resection in the form of the Halstead radical mastectomy dominated treatment up until at least the 1970s, the advent of adjuvant loco-regional and systemic therapies has resulted in a decrease in the magnitude of surgical intervention in recent decades. The Biomolecular or "-omics" era initiated with the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953 and intensified by the completion of the human genome project in 2003 has seen an unprecedented expansion in our understanding of the molecular and genetic heterogeneity of cancer...
November 1, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842731/the-harm-score-for-gastrointestinal-surgery-application-and-validation-of-a-novel-reliable-and-simple-tool-to-measure-surgical-quality-and-outcomes
#18
Benjamin P Crawshaw, Deborah S Keller, Justin T Brady, Knut M Augestad, Nicholas K Schiltz, Siran M Koroukian, Suparna M Navale, Scott R Steele, Conor P Delaney
BACKGROUND: The HospitAl length of stay, Readmissions and Mortality (HARM) score is a simple, inexpensive quality tool, linked directly to patient outcomes. We assess the HARM score for measuring surgical quality across multiple surgical populations. METHODS: Upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and colorectal surgery cases between 2005 and 2009 were identified from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project California State Inpatient Database. Composite and individual HARM scores were calculated from length of stay, 30-day readmission and mortality, correlated to complication rates for each hospital and stratified by operative type...
November 8, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27230048/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-comprehensive-clinical-review
#19
REVIEW
Benjamin S Salter, Menachem M Weiner, Muoi A Trinh, Joshua Heller, Adam S Evans, David H Adams, Gregory W Fischer
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is a profoundly dangerous, potentially lethal, immunologically mediated adverse drug reaction to unfractionated heparin or, less commonly, to low-molecular weight heparin. In this comprehensive review, the authors highlight heparin-induced thrombocytopenia's risk factors, clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnostic principles, and treatment. The authors place special emphasis on the management of patients requiring procedures using cardiopulmonary bypass or interventions in the catheterization laboratory...
May 31, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829523/the-presentation-and-management-of-choledochocele-type-iii-choledochal-cyst-a-40-year-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
Inna N Lobeck, Phylicia Dupree, Richard A Falcone, Tom K Lin, Andrew T Trout, Jaimie D Nathan, Greg M Tiao
BACKGROUND: Choledochoceles may cause biliary obstruction and harbor malignancy. We conducted a 40-year systematic review of the literature for this rare anomaly. METHODS: PubMed and Cochrane databases were accessed 1975-2015 using terms "choledochocele" or "choledochal cyst". Studies reviewed that met the following criteria: English language, published 1975-2015 with human subjects. RESULTS: 325 patients with a choledochocele were identified, including 71 case reports and 254 cases within institutional reviews...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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