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Gastric remnant mesentero-axial volvulus following Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy: A rare complication.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 7;82:105873. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Esophageal Institute, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Acute gastric volvulus is a surgical emergency with a mortality as high as 15-20%. The rarity of gastric volvulus requires high index of clinical suspicion especially in the patients with altered anatomy, to allow immediate surgical intervention and reduce the morbidity and mortality.

Presentation Of Case: We present an unusual case of gastric remnant volvulus several months following Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy performed in an obese patient for severe, recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and failed prior fundoplication. Read More

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Neonates with Right Aortic Arch Requiring Arch Reconstruction: A Single-Institution Experience.

Ann Thorac Surg 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston, MA. Electronic address:

Background: Reconstruction of a right aortic arch (RAA) is rarely required in the newborn period and has rarely been reported.

Methods: All patients who underwent a RAA repair in the neonatal period from a single institution were retrospectively reviewed. The primary outcome measures included survival, complications, and reintervention. Read More

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Risk Factors for Perioperative Morbidity in Adults Undergoing Cardiac Surgery at Children's Hospitals.

Ann Thorac Surg 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Background: Increasing numbers of adult with congenital heart disease (ACHD) undergo cardiac surgery in children's hospitals, yet surgical outcomes data are limited. We sought to better understand the impact of preoperative risk factors on postoperative complications and cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) length of stay (LOS).

Methods: Surgical CICU admissions for patients > 18 years in the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium registry (8/2014-1/2019; 34 hospitals) were included. Read More

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Relationship between diversional stoma and mortality rate in Fournier's gangrene: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Langenbecks Arch Surg 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Purpose: Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a rare potentially lethal necrotising infection of the perineum. While the gold standard management is early and aggressive surgical debridement, the evidence in the literature is unclear as to the role and outcomes of diversional stoma.

Methods: A systematic review was conducted to identify studies investigating the relationship between stoma formation and FG. Read More

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Trauma outcomes for blunt and penetrating injuries by mode of transportation and day/night shift.

Am J Emerg Med 2021 Apr 13;48:79-82. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Effective management of trauma patients is dependent on pre-hospital triage systems and proper in-hospital treatment regardless of time of admission. We aim to investigate any differences in adjusted all-cause mortality between day vs. night arrival for adult trauma patients who were transported to the hospital via ground emergency medical services (GEMS) and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and to determine if care/outcomes are inferior when admitted during the night shift as compared to the day shift. Read More

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Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results From a Multicenter International Prospective Registry (Health Outcome Predictive Evaluation for Corona Virus Disease 2019 [HOPE-COVID19]).

Crit Care Med 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

1 Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy. 2 Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain. 3 Hospital Universitario Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain. 4 Hospital Universitario La Paz. Instituto de Investigacion, Hospital Universitario La Paz (IdiPAZ), Madrid, Spain. 5 Hospital Universitario Getafe, Madrid, Spain. 6 Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa, Leganés, Spain. 7 Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. 8 Hospital Clinico Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Malaga, Spain. 9 Hospital Puerta de Hierro de Majadahonda, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain. 10 The Second Affiliated Hospital of Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. 11 Sant'Andrea Hospital, Vercelli, Italy. 12 San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, Orbassano and Rivoli Infermi Hospital, Rivoli, Italy. 13 Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Havana, Cuba. 14 Hospital General del norte de Guayaquil IESS, Los Ceibos, Guayaquil, Ecuador. 15 Hospital de la Arreixaca, Murcia, Spain. 16 University Hospital Alvaro Cunqueiro, Vigo, Spain. 17 University Hospital of Bari, Bari, Italy. 18 Nuestra Señora de América, Madrid, Spain. 19 Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofia, San Sebastian de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain. 20 San Carlo Clinic, Milano, Italy. 21 Hospital Universitario, Burgos, Spain. 22 Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany. 23 Hospital General de Albacete, Albacete, Spain.

Objectives: No standard therapy, including anticoagulation regimens, is currently recommended for coronavirus disease 2019. Aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of anticoagulation in coronavirus disease 2019 hospitalized patients and its impact on survival.

Design: Multicenter international prospective registry (Health Outcome Predictive Evaluation for Corona Virus Disease 2019). Read More

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[Perioprocedural mortality after ICD implantation].

Herz 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Klinik für Kardiologie, Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel, Bielefeld, Deutschland.

Background: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) represent an established treatment in preventing sudden cardiac death in patients with indications for primary or secondary prophylaxis. As for all complex surgical procedures there remains a risk for the occurrence of complications including death also for ICD implantation. The aim of the present study was to analyze the procedure-related mortality in patients after ICD implantation using the data from the obligatory quality assurance program in North-Rhine/Westphalia. Read More

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Approach to Intestinal Failure in Children.

Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2021 Apr 15;23(6). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Division of Gastroenterology, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Pediatric intestinal failure is a complex condition requiring specialized care to prevent potential complications. In this article, we review the available evidence supporting recent advances in care for children with intestinal failure.

Recent Findings: Multidisciplinary intestinal rehabilitation teams utilize medical and surgical management techniques to help patients achieve enteral autonomy (EA) while preventing and treating the complications associated with intestinal failure. Read More

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Long-term outcomes of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy and surgery in nonperianal fistulizing Crohn's disease.

JGH Open 2021 Apr 26;5(4):420-427. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Gastroenterology All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi India.

Background: Unlike perianal fistula, long-term outcomes of nonperianal fistulae (NPF) in Crohn's disease (CD) are not clear. We aimed to compare the outcomes of medical and surgical therapies in patients with NPF.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the records of patients of CD with NPF who were prospectively followed from January 2005 to December 2018. Read More

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Successful multidisciplinary treatment of Doege-Potter syndrome: hypoglycaemia caused by paraneoplastic IGF-2 production by a metastatic haemangiopericytoma.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 15;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Hypoglycaemia due to insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-2 secretion is a paraneoplastic complication of malignancy with significant morbidity that can often go unrecognised due to its uncommon presentation. We report on a case of a 51-year-old man with metastatic haemangiopericytoma presenting with refractory hypoglycaemia, requiring continuous dextrose 10% infusion while in hospital. IGF-2 levels were significantly elevated, in keeping with a rare entity associated with solitary fibrous tumours, known as Doege-Potter syndrome. Read More

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Post-surgical recurrence of Crohn's disease: Situational analysis and future prospects.

J Visc Surg 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Digestive Surgery and Transplantation, Lille Nord de France University, Claude Huriez Hospital, University Hospital of Lille, Rue Michel Polonovski, 59037 Lille, France; University of Lille, INSERM, U1286 - Infinite - Institute for Translational Research in Inflammation, Lille, France.

Surgery retains a major role in the treatment of Crohn's disease, and the prevention of post-operative recurrence is an essential issue. In fact, despite the increasing use of biotherapies, almost all of the patients who undergo surgery will present with a recurrence, initially endoscopic and then clinical, eventually leading to a second intervention in 15 to 20% of cases. Certain risk factors for recurrence such as smoking, repeated and/or extensive resections, anoperineal involvement, myenteric plexitis, epithelioid granulomas, penetrating disease behaviour and lack of post-operative prophylactic treatment have been well established. Read More

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The effect of the underlying malignancy on short- and medium-term survival of critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit: a retrospective analysis based on propensity score matching.

BMC Cancer 2021 Apr 15;21(1):417. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Intensive Care Unit, National Cancer Center / National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100021, China.

Background: Advances in oncology led to a substantial increase in the number of patients requiring admission to the ICU. It is significant to confirm which cancer critical patients can benefit from the ICU care like noncancer patients.

Methods: An observational retrospective cohort study using intensive care unit (ICU) admissions of Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care III from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, USA between 2001 and 2012 was conducted. Read More

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Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid characteristics and outcomes of invasively mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Genoa, Italy.

BMC Infect Dis 2021 Apr 15;21(1):353. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Infectious Diseases Unit, San Martino Policlinico Hospital - IRCCS for Oncology and Neurosciences, Genoa, Italy.

Background: The primary objective of the study is to describe the cellular characteristics of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of COVID-19 patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation; the secondary outcome is to describe BALF findings between survivors vs non-survivors.

Materials And Methods: Patients positive for SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR, admitted to ICU between March and April 2020 were enrolled. At ICU admission, BALF were analyzed by flow cytometry. Read More

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Trauma Center Outcomes After Transition From Level 2 to Level 1: A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis.

J Surg Res 2021 Apr 12;264:499-509. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Background: Previous US-based studies have shown that a trauma center designation of level 1 is associated with improved patient outcomes. However, most studies are cross-sectional, focus on volume-related issues and are direct comparisons between levels. This study investigates the change in patient characteristics when individual trauma centers transition from level 2 to level 1 and whether the patients have similar outcomes during the initial period of the transition. Read More

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The Use of Whole Blood Transfusion During Non-Traumatic Resuscitation.

Mil Med 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA.

Background: Evidence from military populations showed that resuscitation using whole blood (WB), as opposed to component therapies, may provide additional survival benefits to traumatically injured patients. However, there is a paucity of data available for the use of WB in uninjured patients requiring transfusion. We sought to describe the use of WB in non-trauma patients at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Read More

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In-hospital outcomes after transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair in patients with chronic kidney disease: An analysis from the 2010-2016 National inpatient sample.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Objectives: To assess the outcomes following transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (TMVr) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Background: Percutaneous TMVr is beneficial in high surgical risk patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). However, those with CKD are not well studied. Read More

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Impact of surgical margins on local control in patients undergoing single-modality transoral robotic surgery for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Head Neck 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Background: The impact of close surgical margins on oncologic outcomes in HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV + OPSCC) is unclear.

Methods: Retrospective case series including patients undergoing single modality transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for HPV + OPSCC at three academic medical centers from 2010 to 2019. Outcomes were compared between patients with close surgical margins (<1 mm or requiring re-resection) and clear margins using the Kaplan-Meier method. Read More

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Insulin-Dependent Status Influences Post-Procedural Outcomes in Diabetic Patients Following Lower Extremity Endovascular Intervention for Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

MGH Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.

Purpose: Diabetic patients are at increased risk of developing lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) requiring revascularization. This study assessed the effect of insulin dependence in diabetics on post-procedural outcomes following infra-inguinal endovascular intervention.

Materials And Methods: The American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify 8022 patients undergoing infra-inguinal endovascular interventions between 2014 and 2017. Read More

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Risk Factors Associated With Complications After Operative Treatment of Multiligament Knee Injury.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Mar 29;9(3):2325967121994203. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: Many factors can affect clinical outcomes and complications after a complex multiligament knee injury (MLKI). Certain aspects of the treatment algorithm for MLKI, such as the timing of surgery, remain controversial.

Purpose: To determine the risk factors for common complications after MLKI reconstruction. Read More

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Which patients are at risk for not receiving anti-osteoporosis treatment following hip fracture?: An ACS NSQIP analysis.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Jun 20;17:169-175. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.

Background: Screening and management of osteoporosis is often only considered by providers when patients present with multiple fragility fractures. The objective was to determine which patients are at risk for not receiving anti-osteoporotic medication and screening immediately following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) for hip fracture.

Methods: The 2018 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) Targeted Hip Fracture Database was queried to identify patients ≥ 50 years old who underwent ORIF of femoral neck, intertrochanteric hip, and subtrochanteric hip fractures. Read More

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Long-Term Oncological Outcomes of Reduced Three-Port Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Early-Stage Gastric Carcinoma: a Retrospective Large-Scale Multi-Institutional Study.

J Gastric Cancer 2021 Mar 26;21(1):93-102. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: With advances in surgical techniques, reduced-port laparoscopic surgery is increasingly being performed for the treatment of gastric carcinoma. Many studies have reported satisfactory short-term outcomes after reduced 3-port laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG). The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term oncological outcomes of 3-port LG in patients with gastric carcinoma. Read More

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Pancreatic Fistula after D1+/D2 Radical Gastrectomy according to the Updated International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery Criteria: Risk Factors and Clinical Consequences. Experience of Surgeons with High Caseloads in a Single Surgical Center in Eastern Europe.

J Gastric Cancer 2021 Mar 18;21(1):16-29. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of General Surgery, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania.

Purpose: Incidence, risk factors, and clinical consequences of pancreatic fistula (POPF) after D1+/D2 radical gastrectomy have not been well investigated in Western patients, particularly those from Eastern Europe.

Materials And Methods: A total of 358 D1+/D2 radical gastrectomies were performed by surgeons with high caseloads in a single surgical center from 2002 to 2017. A retrospective analysis of data that were prospectively gathered in an electronic database was performed. Read More

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lumbar spondylodiscitis contiguous to infected abdominal aortic aneurysm in an intravenous drug user.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 14;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kudanzaka Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

While the incidence of spondylodiscitis is rising because of longer life expectancy and the increasing use of immunosuppressant drug, indwelling devices and spinal surgeries, the fungal aetiology remains rare, sometimes affecting intravenous drug users. spondylodiscitis is an extremely rare complication post aortic aneurysm repair. It is potentially fatal due to the risk of aneurysm rupture and septic complications. Read More

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Complex endovascular repair of type B aortic dissection and predicting left arm ischemia: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 Apr 15;15(1):168. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, One Robert Wood Johnson Place, MEB 541, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA.

Background: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is the gold standard for surgical management of descending thoracic aortic pathology. Depending on the anatomy, TEVAR often requires deployment across the origin of the left subclavian artery (LSA) to obtain a proximal seal, thus potentially compromising perfusion to the left upper extremity (LUE). However, in most patients this is generally well tolerated without revascularization due to collateralization from the left vertebral artery (LVA). Read More

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Transition Services for Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease; A Multicentre Study of Practice in the United Kingdom.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Southampton Children's Hospital, Southampton, UK Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 9 Sciennes Rd, Edinburgh, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Alderhey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, West Derby, Eaton road, Liverpool L12 2AP,UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, St. Georges University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-On-Trent, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Leeds Children's Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust, Leeds, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Nottingham Children's Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Evelina London Children's Hospital, UK.

Objectives: Patients with paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) constitute one of the largest cohorts requiring transition from paediatric to adult services. Standardised transition care improves short and long-term patient outcomes. This study aimed to detail the current state of transition services for IBD in the United Kingdom (UK). Read More

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Determination of reference intervals for knee motor functions specific to patients undergoing knee arthroplasty.

PLoS One 2021 14;16(4):e0249564. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Rehabilitation, Hoshasen Daiichi Hospital, Imabari, Japan.

Background: In patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) undergoing knee arthroplasty (KA), lower-limb motor function tests are commonly measured during peri-surgical rehabilitation. To clarify their sources of variation and determine reference intervals (RIs), a multicenter study was performed in Japan.

Methods: We enrolled 545 KOA patients (127 men; 418 women; mean age 74. Read More

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Early Improvement in Clinical Status Following Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Children: A Marker for Survival.

ASAIO J 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

From the Stollery Children's Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

While clinical status at the time of ventricular assist device (VAD) implant can negatively affect outcomes, it is unclear if early improvement after implant can have a positive effect. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to describe the clinical status of pediatric patients supported with a VAD and determine the impact of clinical status on the 1-month follow-up form on survival and ability to discharge. This was a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively by the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support Registry (Pedimacs) Registry. Read More

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Risk Factors for Persistent Pain Requiring Surgical Treatment in Adult Symptomatic Accessory Navicular.

Clin J Sport Med 2021 Mar 1. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Objective: Identifying the risk factors for persistent pain despite proper conservative treatment in adult symptomatic accessory navicular may reduce the need for surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to identify any such risk factors.

Design: Cohort study. Read More

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Tracheostomy decannulation to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome.

Sleep Breath 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 1400 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329, USA.

Purpose: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) may permit tracheostomy decannulation (TD) in patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) requiring nocturnal positive pressure ventilation via tracheostomy (PPV-T). There is limited evidence on optimal strategies for transitioning patients from PPV-T to NPPV. This study aimed to describe the clinical course and outcome of children with CCHS who underwent TD and transitioned from PPV-T to NPPV. Read More

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Pelvic and acetabular fracture care in England: current workload and future directions.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Introduction: Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum (PAFs) are challenging injuries, requiring specialist surgical input. Since implementation of the major trauma network in England in 2012, little has been published regarding the available services, workforce organisation and burden of PAF workload. The aim of this study was to assess the recent trends in volume of PAF workload, evaluate the provision of specialist care, and identify variation in available resources, staffing and training opportunity. Read More

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