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Rhomboid intercostal and subserratus plane block for transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Authors:
Hironobu Ueshima

J Clin Anesth 2018 Dec 11;54:146. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Anesthesiology, Showa University Hospital, Hatanodai Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists/European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists Practice Advisory for the Management of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery.

Anesth Analg 2019 Jan;128(1):33-42

Department of Perioperative Medicine, Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Postoperative atrial fibrillation (poAF) is the most common adverse event after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and hospital and intensive care unit length of stay. Despite progressive improvements in overall cardiac surgical operative mortality and postoperative morbidity, the incidence of poAF has remained unchanged at 30%-50%. A number of evidence-based recommendations regarding the perioperative management of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been released from leading cardiovascular societies in recent years; however, it is unknown how closely these guidelines are being followed by medical practitioners. Read More

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January 2019

Clinical Practice Improvement: Mind the Gap or Fall Into the Chasm.

Anesth Analg 2019 Jan;128(1):19-20

Missoula Anesthesiology and The International Heart Institute of Montana, Missoula, Montana.

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January 2019
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Predatory Journals Undermine Peer Review and Cheapen Scholarship.

Anesth Analg 2019 Jan;128(1):11-12

Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

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January 2019

Fit4SurgeryTV at-home prehabilitation for frail elderly planned for colorectal cancer surgery: a pilot study.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Objective: The preoperative phase is a potential window of opportunity. Although frail elderly patients are known to be more prone to postoperative complications, they are often not considered capable of accomplishing a full prehabilitation program. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of Fit4SurgeryTV, an at-home prehabilitation program specifically designed for frail elderly with colorectal cancer (CRC). Read More

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December 2018

Single Suture Synostosis and Isolated Cleft Palate in Non-Apert Syndrome Patients.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

Introduction: Single suture craniosynostosis (SSC) and isolated cleft palate (ICP) in non-Apert syndrome patients rarely occur together. Management includes airway optimization, timing surgery appropriately, and assessing both cranial vault aesthetics and speech outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare treatment pathways and outcomes in patients with both conditions to standard treatment for these conditions in isolation. Read More

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December 2018

A Case Report Describing the Use of Point of Care Ultrasound to Guide Successful Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation After Unanticipated Arrest in Ambulatory Surgery.

A A Pract 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

From the Department of Anesthesia, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

We present a case of a 41-year-old man who suffered cardiac arrest after induction of general anesthesia for an ambulatory ophthalmologic procedure. In this report, we highlight the use of focused transthoracic echocardiography by the anesthesia team to guide a prolonged resuscitation. Emergency room and critical care physicians have described the use of focused echocardiography to aid in diagnosing correctible causes of cardiac arrest, predicting outcomes, and in decision making regarding termination of resuscitation. Read More

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December 2018

Reversal of ε-Aminocaproic Acid-Induced Massive Thromboemboli Using Tissue Plasminogen Activator During Cardiac Surgery: A Case Report.

A A Pract 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

From the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, University of California, Irvine, California.

ε-Aminocaproic acid is routinely used in cardiac surgery to prevent excess bleeding. It is rarely associated with thrombotic events. This case report illustrates the formation of intracardiac thrombi leading to massive pulmonary embolism during a coronary artery bypass graft surgery, secondary to the administration of ε-aminocaproic acid as confirmed by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram. Read More

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December 2018

Anesthesia in Patients With Multiple-System Atrophy: A Narrative Review and Practice Guidance.

A A Pract 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Multiple-system atrophy, a rare adult-onset neurodegenerative disease, is associated with autonomic dysfunction, features of parkinsonism, and cerebellar ataxia. This article discusses multiple-system atrophy pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and perioperative issues pertinent to anesthesia. Read More

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December 2018

Succinylcholine Use and Dantrolene Availability for Malignant Hyperthermia Treatment: Database Analyses and Systematic Review.

Anesthesiology 2019 Jan;130(1):41-54

From The North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2000 through 2017; M.G.L., B.W.B.) Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida (2018; M.G.L.) Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (T.T.K., M.T.V., S.K.) Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2016 through 2018; B.W.B.) Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine (K.G.B., T.W.K., J.C.) School of Public Health (K.G.B.), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (E.L.S.) Department of Anesthesiology (A.H.), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York (J.L.) Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (S.R.) Department of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (D.M.). Current positions: Dr. Larach is now at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Sivak is now at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Department of Anesthesiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Beaumont Health, Dearborn, Michigan Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, Michigan Beaumont Health, Farmington Hills, Michigan Beaumont Health, Grosse Pointe, Michigan Bronson Healthcare, Battle Creek, Michigan Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, Michigan CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange, California Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan Henry Ford Health System, West Bloomfield, Michigan Holland Hospital, Holland, Michigan Mercy Health, Muskegon, Michigan Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor, Michigan St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Michigan Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Department of Anesthesiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado Department of Anesthesiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Department of Anesthesiology, University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

What We Already Know About This Topic: WHAT THIS ARTICLE TELLS US THAT IS NEW: BACKGROUND:: Although dantrolene effectively treats malignant hyperthermia (MH), discrepant recommendations exist concerning dantrolene availability. Whereas Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States guidelines state dantrolene must be available within 10 min of the decision to treat MH wherever volatile anesthetics or succinylcholine are administered, a Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia protocol permits Class B ambulatory facilities to stock succinylcholine for airway rescue without dantrolene. The authors investigated (1) succinylcholine use rates, including for airway rescue, in anesthetizing/sedating locations; (2) whether succinylcholine without volatile anesthetics triggers MH warranting dantrolene; and (3) the relationship between dantrolene administration and MH morbidity/mortality. Read More

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January 2019

[The application of preoperative pulmonary function and FeNO test in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis].

Authors:
Y Liu A H Yan

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;32(23):1788-1791

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, the First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110001, China.

To explore the application of lung function and exhaled nitric oxide in the evaluation of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis(CRS) with or without polyps who denied bronchial asthma history and planned to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery. Two hundred and thirty-two patients with CRS during April 2016 to April 2018 in our hospital were recruited in this study. All patients accepted lung function and exhaled nitric oxide test before surgery to evaluate whether accompanied with asthma, improvements after standardized drug therapy in patients with asthma. Read More

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December 2018

[Clinical analysis of endoscopic sinus surgery on 12 HIV-positive patients with sinusitis].

Authors:
L Y Jiang S P Bao

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Oct;32(19):1495-1498

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Bejing You'an Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing,100069, China.

To explore the feasibility of endoscopic sinus surgery on HIVinfected patients. Twelve positive patients suffering from sinusitis undergoing endoscopic treatment were retrospectively analyzed. And the clinical characteristics,treatment and therapeutic effects were summarized. Read More

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October 2018

[Assistant cooperation and therapeutic effect analysis in transoral robotic surgery with da Vinci surgical system].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;32(14):1074-1077

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100029, China.

The purpose of this study was to summarize the therapeutic effect and key points and skills of assistant cooperation in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with da Vinci surgical system.Forty patients were reviewed who were treated with TORS in Beijing Anzhen Hospital from June 1, 2016 to May 30, 2018. Key points of assistant cooperation, docking time, incidence of transit to open approach, mechanical failure, complications, and negative surgical margin were analyzed. Read More

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[Preliminary experience of transoral robotic surgery in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal tumors with da Vinci surgical system].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;32(14):1065-1070

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100029, China.

The purpose of this study was to summarize preliminary clinical experience of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal tumors with da Vinci surgical system.Twelve patients were reviewed who were diagnosed with laryngeal (=7) and hypopharyngeal tumors (=5) and treated with TORS in Beijing Anzhen Hospital from July 1, 2016 to January 31, 2018.Ten cases were male and two cases were female. Read More

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[Advances in prevention of pharyngocutaneous fistula after total laryngectomy].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;32(24):1917-1922

Total laryngectomy is a common method for the treatment of malignant tumors of the pharynx and larynx in China, but pharyngocutaneous fistula often happens after surgery, which burdens patients and affects postoperative recovery. At present, there are many measures to prevent pharyngocutaneous fistula, including strengthening nutrition pre-operative and post-operative, testing related indicators, controlling comorbidities, rational use of drugs, regular oral care, optimal selection of incision closure, and using of flaps and special materials during operation, etc. However, the choice of specific program needs to take care of the patient's condition, surgeon's skills and hospital conditions, and often requires multiple programs to be used together throughout the perioperative period. Read More

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December 2018

[Robotic surgery : the future of prosthetic surgery ?]

Rev Med Suisse 2018 Dec;14(631):2238-2242

Service d'orthopédie et traumatologie de l'appareil moteur, HUG, 1211 Genève 14.

Indications for hip and knee replacement will continue to grow over the next few years. Robotic systems have been developed since the early 1990s in order to optimize implant positioning, to potentially improve clinical results, and to reduce perioperative morbidity. Currently, the different available systems certainly improve the accuracy and reproducibility of prosthetic components placement. Read More

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December 2018

HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device minimally invasive off-pump implantation.

Authors:
Paolo Centofanti

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 4;2018. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

With advancements in mechanical circulatory support technology, and limitations in donor supply for heart transplantation, the use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has increased significantly in recent years. Multiple studies have shown that minimally invasive cardiac surgery can improve outcomes, with shorter hospital stays, decreased morbidity, faster recovery and ambulation, and lower total hospital costs. The current generation of centrifugal continuous-flow pumps is miniaturized and makes minimally invasive approaches increasingly practicable. Read More

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December 2018

Thoracoscopic left apical bisegmentectomy.

Authors:
George Rakovich

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 5;2018. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (University of Montreal) 5415, l'Assomption Montréal, QC, H1T 2M4, Canada.

Minimally invasive pulmonary segmentectomy allows adequate oncologic treatment in selected cases while preserving lung parenchyma and minimizing perioperative morbidity and length of hospital stay. It may also be ideal for removing benign obstructive lesions. Most lung segments may be resected as segmentectomies or as partial bisegmentectomies (as is the case for the lingula). Read More

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December 2018

Put The Blame On Gastric Bypass.

Authors:
Baris D Yildiz

Liver Transpl 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Ankara Numune Teaching Hospital General Surgery, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.

We read with great interest the article titled "Impact of prior bariatric surgery on perioperative liver transplant outcomes" by Idriss et al (1). The authors gave a unique perspective to bariatric surgery and its relation to liver transplantation (LT). Although Roux and Y gastric bypass (RYGB) used to be considered as the gold standard (2) bariatric surgery procedure; since 2014 more than 50% of all bariatric procedures are sleeve gastrectomies (SG) (3). Read More

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December 2018

Effective method of gallbladder retraction for single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Asian J Endosc Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Introduction: Recently, single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been accepted as an alternative to conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the safety and feasibility of unique gallbladder retraction methods using an ENDOLOOP® (Ethicon, Tokyo, Japan) and Lapaherclosure™ (Hakko Medical, Tokyo, Japan).

Materials And Surgical Technique: From May 2013 to April 2015, 77 patients underwent single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy with this retraction technique. Read More

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December 2018

Double-blinded randomized controlled trial to evaluate a multimedia surgical care tour in improving patient satisfaction and knowledge after functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.

Background: Current delivery of patient education is done during the clinic visit, where physicians or clinic staff have limited time for each patient. One potential solution is to provide a multimedia surgical care tour delivered to patients throughout the perioperative period. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of this surgical care tour in enhancing patient knowledge and satisfaction after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Read More

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December 2018

R1 resection of colorectal liver metastasis - What is the cost of marginal resection?

J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of General Surgery B, Division of Surgery, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, The Nikolas & Elizabeth Shlezak Fund for Experimental Surgery, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Background And Objectives: The impact of resection margins on the outcome of patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) remains controversial. We evaluated the short and long-term results of R1 resection.

Methods: Between 2006 and 2016, 202 patients underwent liver resection for CRLM. Read More

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December 2018

Addressing the empty pelvic syndrome following total pelvic exenteration: does mesh reconstruction help?

Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Aim: Perineal wound complications and pelvic abscesses remain a major source of morbidity after total pelvic exenteration. The void created in the pelvis after these multi-visceral resections leads to fluid accumulation and translocation of bowel within the pelvic cavity, which may increase the risk of pelvic abscess, perineal fluid discharge with perineal wound dehiscence and prolonged ileus. This study describes a novel technique using degradable synthetic mesh with overlying omentum to preclude small bowel and fill the empty space after total pelvic exenteration, and aimed to investigate the rate of pelvic abscess and perineal wound-related complications in this group. Read More

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December 2018

Laparoscopic artificial urinary sphincter implantation in women with stress urinary incontinence: update on 13 years experience in a single center.

BJU Int 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Clinique du Pré, Dept of Urology, Technopôle Université, 13 Avenue René Laennec, 72018, Le Mans, France.

Introduction: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) mainly affects women as a result of pregnancies with laborious delivery, obesity, and pelvic floor dysfunctions. The first therapeutic approach includes life-style interventions, pelvic floor muscle or bladder training. The second-line treatment usually is surgical. Read More

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December 2018

Minimally Invasive Periareolar Approach to Cor Triatriatum Repair.

Innovations (Phila) 2018 Nov/Dec;13(6):445-447

From the Division of Cardiac Surgery.

Cor triatriatum sinister is an uncommon cardiac abnormality characterized by a membrane that divides the left atrium into two chambers. Definitive management requires surgical resection, traditionally through sternotomy. Minimally invasive reparative techniques are associated with reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization, faster recovery time, and improved cosmesis with excellent patient satisfaction. Read More

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December 2018

Right Mini-Thoracotomy Subaortic Membrane Resection.

Innovations (Phila) 2018 Nov/Dec;13(6):428-432

From the Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY USA.

Objective: Subaortic membrane is an anatomical intracardiac anomaly that may cause discrete subaortic stenosis and aortic insufficiency. Patients requiring subaortic membrane resection may benefit from a minimally invasive approach; however, subaortic membranes are typically resected through a median sternotomy. We present our initial clinical experience of adult patients who have undergone a mini-thoracotomy subaortic membrane resection. Read More

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December 2018

Successful percutaneous closure of post myocardial infarction left ventricular ruptured pseudoaneurysm after failed surgical repair.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Apr 7;9(4):154-157. Epub 2014 Feb 7.

Adult Cardiology Department, Prince Salman Heart Center, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms occur as a consequence of left ventricular free wall rupture contained by pericardium. This clinical situation is an uncommon but lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Surgery usually is the preferred therapeutic option but is associated with significant perioperative risk. Read More

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Sick sinus syndrome as a late complication after ventricular septal defect surgery.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Jul 30;8(1):e24-e26. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

Department of Cardiology, Matsushita Memorial Hospital, 5-55 Sotojima, Moriguchi, Osaka 557-0045, Japan.

Ventricular septal defect is a common congenital heart disease for which patch closure technique using cardiopulmonary bypass has been applied for a few decades, resulting in a low incidence of perioperative complications. We report a 26-year-old woman with bradycardia of 25-30 beats per minute, which was considered to be a late-onset complication of surgical closure of an isolated ventricular septal defect performed 21 years earlier. She has been stable for more than 9 months without an implanted pacemaker, although her heart rate was always around 40 beats per minute in scheduled follow-up visits. Read More

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Randomized-controlled trial of parent-led exposure to anesthetic mask to prevent child preoperative anxiety.

Can J Anaesth 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Purpose: To examine the efficacy of parent-directed anesthetic mask exposure and shaping practice to prevent child preoperative anxiety, with a specific focus on timing of exposure.

Methods: This randomized-controlled trial included 110 children ages four to seven years undergoing day surgery dental procedures and their parents. Families were randomly assigned to one of three groups: 1) parent-directed mask exposure/shaping practice at least three times in the week prior to surgery (Group 1); 2) parent-directed mask exposure/shaping practice at least once on the day of surgery (Group 2); 3) no exposure prior to induction (Group 3). Read More

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December 2018

Hepatic steatosis and reduction in steatosis following bariatric weight loss surgery differs between segments and lobes.

Eur Radiol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Liver Imaging Group, Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, 200 W. Arbor Drive #8756, San Diego, CA, 92103-8756, USA.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to (1) evaluate proton density fat fraction (PDFF) distribution across liver segments at baseline and (2) compare longitudinal segmental PDFF changes across time points in adult patients undergoing a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) and subsequent bariatric weight loss surgery (WLS).

Methods: We performed a secondary analysis of data from 118 morbidly obese adult patients enrolled in a VLCD-WLS program. PDFF was estimated using magnitude-based confounder-corrected chemical-shift-encoded (CSE) MRI in each hepatic segment and lobe at baseline (visit 1), after completion of VLCD (visit 2), and at 1, 3, and 6 months (visits 3-5) following WLS. Read More

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December 2018

Extreme lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) in the management of degenerative scoliosis: a retrospective case series.

J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):610-615

Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.

Background: Surgical treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis (DS) always remains a challenge and often necessitates complex multilevel surgery via traditional open approaches. However, the severity of the procedure, in association with the fact that many of these patients are at an advanced age with several comorbidities, results in high rate of complications. Therefore, during the last decade, minimally invasive procedures have gained a place in the treatment of this pathology. Read More

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September 2018

Routine perioperative practices and postoperative outcomes for elective lumbar laminectomies.

J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):588-593

Department of Surgery, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Background: Routine investigations for asymptomatic patients undergoing low-risk surgery contribute little value to perioperative care, but these tests are still ordered in many centres. The primary purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to determine the prevalence of preoperative bloodwork for elective lumbar laminectomy and its association with intraoperative and postoperative complications. Secondary objectives were to determine the prevalence of intraoperative tranexamic acid administration, length of stay, and 30-day readmission. Read More

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September 2018
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A comparison of narcotic usage and length of post-operative hospital stay in open versus minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion with percutaneous pedicle screws.

J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):516-521

Washington Spine & Scoliosis Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Background: Instrumented lumbar fusion can be accomplished through open or minimally invasive techniques. The focus of this study was to compare perioperative narcotic usage and length of hospital stay between patients undergoing open versus minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS).

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed on 110 patients who underwent instrumented lumbar fusion over 2 years at our institution. Read More

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September 2018
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Unplanned readmission after lung resection surgery: A systematic review.

Cir Esp 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Departamento de Cirugía, Ginecología y Obstetricia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, España; Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, España.

Urgent readmissions have a major impact on outcomes in patient health and healthcare costs. The associated risk factors have generally been infrequently studied. The main objective of the present work is to identify pre- and perioperative determinants of readmission; the secondary aim was to determine readmission rate, identification of readmission diagnoses, and impact of readmissions on survival rates in related analytical studies. Read More

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December 2018

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in one-anastomosis gastric bypass surgery: a matched-cohort study.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2018 Dec 11;14(12):1850-1856. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of General Surgery, Elazig Education and Research Hospital, Elazig, Turkey.

Background: One-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is considered new from the bariatric standpoint.

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness and safety of the enhanced recovery after surgery protocol compared with the conventional approach in perioperative care of OAGB patients.

Setting: Turkey. Read More

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December 2018

In reply.

Int J Obstet Anesth 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

The University of Queensland, Faculty of Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Obstetric Medicine, The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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November 2018

Blood pressure measurement in pregnancy.

Int J Obstet Anesth 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Department of Women's Health, King's College London, United Kingdom.

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November 2018

Robotic myomectomy for large uterine myomas.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):796-800

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hsin-Chu Br, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: To evaluate surgical outcomes and feasibility of robotic myomectomy in large uterine myomas.

Materials And Methods: This is a retrospective study for robotic myomectomies performed from October 2012 to August 2017 by a single surgeon in a tertiary care referral hospital. Demographics, diagnosis, perioperative variables, operative outcomes and complications were recorded. Read More

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December 2018

Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial: The PADIT Trial.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2018 Dec;72(24):3098-3109

Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Infection of implanted medical devices has catastrophic consequences. For cardiac rhythm devices, pre-procedural cefazolin is standard prophylaxis but does not protect against methicillin-resistant gram-positive organisms, which are common pathogens in device infections.

Objective: This study tested the clinical effectiveness of incremental perioperative antibiotics to reduce device infection. Read More

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December 2018
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Epidemiology of Adult Ankle Fractures: 1756 cases identified in Norrbotten County during 2009-2013 and classified according to AO/OTA.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 Dec 13;19(1):441. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Sunderby Research Unit, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences (orthopaedics), Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

Background: The ankle fracture is one of the most common fractures, increasing in an ageing population, but not generally seen as an osteoporotic fracture. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between different AO/OTA classes of ankle fractures, age, sex and type of trauma.

Methods: Ankle fractures, treated at any of the hospitals in Norrbotten County in Sweden between 2009 and 2013, were retrospectively identified and classified according to the AO/OTA-classification system. Read More

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December 2018

Perioperative surgery- and anaesthesia-related risks of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass - a single centre, retrospective data analysis.

BMC Anesthesiol 2018 Dec 13;18(1):190. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Institute of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Conservative obesity treatment often leads to limited results. Bariatric surgery is highly efficient, but the candidates are at risk of developing perioperative complications. Bariatric outcomes have been well described in the past, but there are only few reports of perioperative outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Academia: Stanford Children's Experience.

Children (Basel) 2018 Dec 12;5(12). Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Pediatric integrative medicine is an emerging field which, to date, has not been described in detail in academic medical centers in the United States. Early research of pediatric integrative medicine modalities shows promise for the treatment of common pediatric conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, acute and chronic pain, headache, and allergy, among others. In light of the growing prevalence of pediatric illnesses and patient complexity, it is crucial to emphasize the patient's overall well-being. Read More

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December 2018

Impact of hospital care volume on clinical outcomes of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13445

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Irvine Medical Center, University of California, Orange, CA.

Background: In cervical cancer, the impact of hospital volume of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (LRH) has not been investigated systematically as in ovarian cancer.The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of hospital care volume of LRH on treatment outcomes of patients with cervical cancer.

Methods: The PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases were searched with the terms "cervical cancer," "radical hysterectomy," and "laparoscopy. Read More

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December 2018

Surgical outcomes after reoperation for recurrent non-skull base meningiomas.

Authors:

J Neurosurg 2018 Nov 1:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

OBJECTIVERecurrent meningiomas are primarily managed with radiation therapy or repeat resection. Surgical morbidity after reoperation for recurrent meningiomas is poorly understood. Thus, the objective of this study was to report surgical outcomes after reoperation for recurrent non-skull base meningiomas. Read More

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November 2018

Surgical management of spinal meningiomas: focus on unilateral posterior approach and anterior localization.

Authors:

J Neurosurg Spine 2018 Dec 1:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

OBJECTIVESpinal meningiomas (sMNGs) are relatively rare in comparison to intracranial MNGs. sMNGs localized anterior to the denticulate ligament (aMNGs) represent a surgically challenging subgroup. A high perioperative complication rate due to the need for complex surgical approaches has been described. Read More

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December 2018

Decreased preoperative functional status is associated with increased mortality following coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

PLoS One 2018 13;13(12):e0207883. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, The Nathan E. Hellman Memorial Laboratory, Renal Division, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Objectives: Functional status prior to coronary artery bypass graft surgery may be a risk factor for post-operative adverse events. We sought to examine the association between functional status in the 3 months prior to coronary artery bypass graft surgery and subsequent 180 day mortality.

Design, Setting, And Participants: We performed a single center retrospective cohort study in 718 adults who received coronary artery bypass graft surgery from 2002 to 2014. Read More

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December 2018

Outcomes After the MitraClip Procedure in Patients at Very High Risk for Conventional Mitral Valve Surgery.

Innovations (Phila) 2018 Nov/Dec;13(6):433-437

From the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and.

Objective: Approximately 50% of patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation are deemed too high risk for surgery. The MitraClip procedure is a viable option for this population. Our goal was to assess outcomes and survival of patients who underwent the MitraClip procedure at an institution where mitral valve surgery is routinely performed. Read More

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December 2018

Stented Versus Stentless Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Small Aortic Root: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Innovations (Phila) 2018 Nov/Dec;13(6):404-416

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Objective: The aim of the study was to compare hemodynamic and perioperative outcomes of stented against stentless aortic valve replacement in patients with small aortic root (21 mm or less).

Methods: A comprehensive search was undertaken among the four major databases (PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and Ovid) to identify all randomized and nonrandomized controlled trials comparing stentless to stented bioprosthetic valves in small aortic root patients. Odds ratios, weighted mean differences, or standardized mean differences and their 95% confidence intervals were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018