Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The period before a surgical operation.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The period following a surgical operation.
Tumors or cancer of the RECTUM.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Preliminary cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone/endocrine therapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, etc.) that precedes a necessary second modality of treatment.
Patient care procedures performed during the operation that are ancillary to the actual surgery. It includes monitoring, fluid therapy, medication, transfusion, anesthesia, radiography, and laboratory tests.
Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
The period during a surgical operation.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
Surgery performed on the heart.
Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)
Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Preliminary administration of a drug preceding a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure. The commonest types of premedication are antibiotics (ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS) and anti-anxiety agents. It does not include PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION.
A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.
Interventions to provide care prior to, during, and immediately after surgery.
A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
Pain during the period after surgery.
Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Complete or partial surgical removal of the prostate. Three primary approaches are commonly employed: suprapubic - removal through an incision above the pubis and through the urinary bladder; retropubic - as for suprapubic but without entering the urinary bladder; and transurethral (TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF PROSTATE).
Surgery performed on the digestive system or its parts.
Operative procedures for the treatment of vascular disorders.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
The excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected.
The local recurrence of a neoplasm following treatment. It arises from microscopic cells of the original neoplasm that have escaped therapeutic intervention and later become clinically visible at the original site.
A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
Replacement of the knee joint.
A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.
Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.
The surgical cutting of a bone. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Excision of part (partial) or all (total) of the esophagus. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Transfer of a neoplasm from its primary site to lymph nodes or to distant parts of the body by way of the lymphatic system.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.
Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).
Ultrasonography of internal organs using an ultrasound transducer sometimes mounted on a fiberoptic endoscope. In endosonography the transducer converts electronic signals into acoustic pulses or continuous waves and acts also as a receiver to detect reflected pulses from within the organ. An audiovisual-electronic interface converts the detected or processed echo signals, which pass through the electronics of the instrument, into a form that the technologist can evaluate. The procedure should not be confused with ENDOSCOPY which employs a special instrument called an endoscope. The "endo-" of endosonography refers to the examination of tissue within hollow organs, with reference to the usual ultrasonography procedure which is performed externally or transcutaneously.
A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Tumors or cancer of the ESOPHAGUS.
The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Replacement of the hip joint.
Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)
Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.
Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.
The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.
A surgical procedure to correct MYOPIA by CORNEAL STROMA subtraction. It involves the use of a microkeratome to make a lamellar dissection of the CORNEA creating a flap with intact CORNEAL EPITHELIUM. After the flap is lifted, the underlying midstroma is reshaped with an EXCIMER LASER and the flap is returned to its original position.
The time periods immediately before, during and following a surgical operation.
An abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of the ABDOMINAL AORTA which gives rise to the visceral, the parietal, and the terminal (iliac) branches below the aortic hiatus at the diaphragm.
Removal and examination of tissue obtained through a transdermal needle inserted into the specific region, organ, or tissue being analyzed.
Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.
A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
A glycoprotein that is secreted into the luminal surface of the epithelia in the gastrointestinal tract. It is found in the feces and pancreaticobiliary secretions and is used to monitor the response to colon cancer treatment.
Surgery performed on the eye or any of its parts.
Tumors or cancer of the LIVER.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.
Procedures that avoid use of open, invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device.
A pyrimidine analog that is an antineoplastic antimetabolite. It interferes with DNA synthesis by blocking the THYMIDYLATE SYNTHETASE conversion of deoxyuridylic acid to thymidylic acid.
Period after successful treatment in which there is no appearance of the symptoms or effects of the disease.
A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.
Reinfusion of blood or blood products derived from the patient's own circulation. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.
The removal of a cataractous CRYSTALLINE LENS from the eye.
Excision of the gallbladder through an abdominal incision using a laparoscope.
Surgical insertion of BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESES to repair injured or diseased blood vessels.
The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.
A procedure for removal of the crystalline lens in cataract surgery in which an anterior capsulectomy is performed by means of a needle inserted through a small incision at the temporal limbus, allowing the lens contents to fall through the dilated pupil into the anterior chamber where they are broken up by the use of ultrasound and aspirated out of the eye through the incision. (Cline, et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed & In Focus 1993;1(1):1)
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Intraoperative computer-assisted 3D navigation and guidance system generally used in neurosurgery for tracking surgical tools and localize them with respect to the patient's 3D anatomy. The pre-operative diagnostic scan is used as a reference and is transferred onto the operative field during surgery.
Drugs administered before an anesthetic to decrease a patient's anxiety and control the effects of that anesthetic.
Excision of a portion of the colon or of the whole colon. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.
Hemorrhage following any surgical procedure. It may be immediate or delayed and is not restricted to the surgical wound.
Gas lasers with excited dimers (i.e., excimers) as the active medium. The most commonly used are rare gas monohalides (e.g., argon fluoride, xenon chloride). Their principal emission wavelengths are in the ultraviolet range and depend on the monohalide used (e.g., 193 nm for ArF, 308 nm for Xe Cl). These lasers are operated in pulsed and Q-switched modes and used in photoablative decomposition involving actual removal of tissue. (UMDNS, 2005)
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Procedure in which patients are induced into an unconscious state through use of various medications so that they do not feel pain during surgery.
Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).
The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
A method of hemostasis utilizing various agents such as Gelfoam, silastic, metal, glass, or plastic pellets, autologous clot, fat, and muscle as emboli. It has been used in the treatment of spinal cord and INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS, renal arteriovenous fistulas, gastrointestinal bleeding, epistaxis, hypersplenism, certain highly vascular tumors, traumatic rupture of blood vessels, and control of operative hemorrhage.
A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.
The excision of the thickened, atheromatous tunica intima of a carotid artery.
Molecular products metabolized and secreted by neoplastic tissue and characterized biochemically in cells or body fluids. They are indicators of tumor stage and grade as well as useful for monitoring responses to treatment and predicting recurrence. Many chemical groups are represented including hormones, antigens, amino and nucleic acids, enzymes, polyamines, and specific cell membrane proteins and lipids.
Excision of one or more of the parathyroid glands.
Compounds that are used in medicine as sources of radiation for radiotherapy and for diagnostic purposes. They have numerous uses in research and industry. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1161)
Surgical union or shunt between ducts, tubes or vessels. It may be end-to-end, end-to-side, side-to-end, or side-to-side.
The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially in the drug therapy of neoplasms. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.
Excision of the whole (total gastrectomy) or part (subtotal gastrectomy, partial gastrectomy, gastric resection) of the stomach. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
The plan and delineation of prostheses in general or a specific prosthesis.
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.
A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
Surgical insertion of synthetic material to repair injured or diseased heart valves.
A relatively common neoplasm of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that arises from arachnoidal cells. The majority are well differentiated vascular tumors which grow slowly and have a low potential to be invasive, although malignant subtypes occur. Meningiomas have a predilection to arise from the parasagittal region, cerebral convexity, sphenoidal ridge, olfactory groove, and SPINAL CANAL. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2056-7)
The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections or echoes of ultrasonic pulses directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz.
Surgery performed on the urinary tract or its organs and on the male or female genitalia.
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
Any operation on the cranium or incision into the cranium. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
The joint that is formed by the articulation of the head of FEMUR and the ACETABULUM of the PELVIS.
The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by an exaggerated convexity of the vertebral column. The forward bending of the thoracic region usually is more than 40 degrees. This deformity sometimes is called round back or hunchback.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.
Endoscopic examination, therapy and surgery of the joint.
Graphical representation of a statistical model containing scales for calculating the prognostic weight of a value for each individual variable. Nomograms are instruments that can be used to predict outcomes using specific clinical parameters. They use ALGORITHMS that incorporate several variables to calculate the predicted probability that a patient will achieve a particular clinical endpoint.
Tumors or cancer of the STOMACH.
Surgical excision of one or more lymph nodes. Its most common use is in cancer surgery. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p966)
Surgical removal of the GALLBLADDER.
The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A condition of abnormally elevated output of PARATHYROID HORMONE (or PTH) triggering responses that increase blood CALCIUM. It is characterized by HYPERCALCEMIA and BONE RESORPTION, eventually leading to bone diseases. PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM is caused by parathyroid HYPERPLASIA or PARATHYROID NEOPLASMS. SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM is increased PTH secretion in response to HYPOCALCEMIA, usually caused by chronic KIDNEY DISEASES.
Using fine needles (finer than 22-gauge) to remove tissue or fluid specimens from the living body for examination in the pathology laboratory and for disease diagnosis.
Surgical removal of the thyroid gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Surgical removal of the pancreas. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect combined with real-time imaging. The real-time image is created by rapid movement of the ultrasound beam. A powerful advantage of this technique is the ability to estimate the velocity of flow from the Doppler shift frequency.
Tumors or cancer of the PARATHYROID GLANDS.
Removal of the whole or part of the vitreous body in treating endophthalmitis, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, intraocular foreign bodies, and some types of glaucoma.
Tumor or cancer of the COMMON BILE DUCT including the AMPULLA OF VATER and the SPHINCTER OF ODDI.
The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.
Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.
Hospital department responsible for the administration of functions and activities pertaining to the delivery of anesthetics.
The degree to which BLOOD VESSELS are not blocked or obstructed.
Ability of neoplasms to infiltrate and actively destroy surrounding tissue.
Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.
Carbohydrate antigen most commonly seen in tumors of the ovary and occasionally seen in breast, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract tumors and normal tissue. CA 125 is clearly tumor-associated but not tumor-specific.
Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.
Computed tomography where there is continuous X-ray exposure to the patient while being transported in a spiral or helical pattern through the beam of irradiation. This provides improved three-dimensional contrast and spatial resolution compared to conventional computed tomography, where data is obtained and computed from individual sequential exposures.
Radiographic visualization of the aorta and its branches by injection of contrast media, using percutaneous puncture or catheterization procedures.
A neurosurgical procedure that removes the anterior TEMPORAL LOBE including the medial temporal structures of CEREBRAL CORTEX; AMYGDALA; HIPPOCAMPUS; and the adjacent PARAHIPPOCAMPAL GYRUS. This procedure is generally used for the treatment of intractable temporal epilepsy (EPILEPSY, TEMPORAL LOBE).
Deformities acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease. The joint deformity is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis and leprosy.
Techniques for securing together the edges of a wound, with loops of thread or similar materials (SUTURES).
A benign epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
An imaging technique using compounds labelled with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides (such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15 and fluorine-18) to measure cell metabolism. It has been useful in study of soft tissues such as CANCER; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and brain. SINGLE-PHOTON EMISSION-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY is closely related to positron emission tomography, but uses isotopes with longer half-lives and resolution is lower.
A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
An abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of AORTA.
Benign and malignant neoplastic processes that arise from or secondarily involve the meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord.
Pathological conditions involving any of the various HEART VALVES and the associated structures (PAPILLARY MUSCLES and CHORDAE TENDINEAE).
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
A type of refractive surgery of the CORNEA to correct MYOPIA and ASTIGMATISM. An EXCIMER LASER is used directly on the surface of the EYE to remove some of the CORNEAL EPITHELIUM thus reshaping the anterior curvature of the cornea.
Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.
The compound is given by intravenous injection to do POSITRON-EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY for the assessment of cerebral and myocardial glucose metabolism in various physiological or pathological states including stroke and myocardial ischemia. It is also employed for the detection of malignant tumors including those of the brain, liver, and thyroid gland. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1162)
Tumors or cancer of the BILE DUCTS.
Tumors or cancers of the KIDNEY.
The paired bands of yellow elastic tissue that connect adjoining laminae of the vertebrae. With the laminae, it forms the posterior wall of the spinal canal and helps hold the body erect.
The total amount of radiation absorbed by tissues as a result of radiotherapy.
A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.
Excision of the uterus.
A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
Specialized devices used in ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY to repair bone fractures.
The performance of surgical procedures with the aid of a microscope.
A true cyst of the PANCREAS, distinguished from the much more common PANCREATIC PSEUDOCYST by possessing a lining of mucous EPITHELIUM. Pancreatic cysts are categorized as congenital, retention, neoplastic, parasitic, enterogenous, or dermoid. Congenital cysts occur more frequently as solitary cysts but may be multiple. Retention cysts are gross enlargements of PANCREATIC DUCTS secondary to ductal obstruction. (From Bockus Gastroenterology, 4th ed, p4145)
The valve between the left ventricle and the ascending aorta which prevents backflow into the left ventricle.
Usually a written medical and nursing care program designed for a particular patient.
An imaging test of the BILIARY TRACT in which a contrast dye (RADIOPAQUE MEDIA) is injected into the BILE DUCT and x-ray pictures are taken.
A specialty concerned with the study of anesthetics and anesthesia.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
Jaundice, the condition with yellowish staining of the skin and mucous membranes, that is due to impaired BILE flow in the BILIARY TRACT, such as INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS, or EXTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS.
Neoplasms of the intracranial components of the central nervous system, including the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, hypothalamus, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum. Brain neoplasms are subdivided into primary (originating from brain tissue) and secondary (i.e., metastatic) forms. Primary neoplasms are subdivided into benign and malignant forms. In general, brain tumors may also be classified by age of onset, histologic type, or presenting location in the brain.
Excision of kidney.
They are oval or bean shaped bodies (1 - 30 mm in diameter) located along the lymphatic system.
An abnormal twisting or rotation of a bodily part or member on its axis.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the level of CELL DIFFERENTIATION in neoplasms as increasing ANAPLASIA correlates with the aggressiveness of the neoplasm.
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery. It is commonly used in the therapy of cancer.
The space or compartment surrounded by the pelvic girdle (bony pelvis). It is subdivided into the greater pelvis and LESSER PELVIS. The pelvic girdle is formed by the PELVIC BONES and SACRUM.
Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
A dilation of the duodenal papilla that is the opening of the juncture of the COMMON BILE DUCT and the MAIN PANCREATIC DUCT, also known as the hepatopancreatic ampulla.
That portion of the body that lies between the THORAX and the PELVIS.

Peripheral hepatojejunostomy as palliative treatment for irresectable malignant tumors of the liver hilum. (1/3544)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the concept of surgical decompression of the biliary tree by peripheral hepatojejunostomy for palliative treatment of jaundice in patients with irresectable malignant tumors of the liver hilum. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Jaundice, pruritus, and recurrent cholangitis are major clinical complications in patients with obstructive cholestasis resulting from malignant tumors of the liver hilum. Methods for palliative treatment include endoscopic stenting, percutaneous transhepatic drainage, and surgical decompression. The palliative treatment of choice should be safe, effective, and comfortable for the patient. METHODS: In a retrospective study, surgical technique, perioperative complications, and efficacy of treatment were analyzed for 56 patients who had received a peripheral hepatojejunostomy between 1982 and 1997. Laparotomy in all of these patients had been performed as an attempt for curative resection. RESULTS: Hepatojejunostomy was exclusively palliative in 50 patients and was used for bridging to resection or transplantation in 7. Anastomosis was bilateral in 36 patients and unilateral in 20. The 1-month mortality in the study group was 9%; median survival was 6 months. In patients surviving >1 month, a marked and persistent decrease in cholestasis was achieved in 87%, although complete return to normal was rare. Among the patients with a marked decrease in cholestasis, 72% had no or only mild clinical symptoms such as fever or jaundice. CONCLUSIONS: Peripheral hepatojejunostomy is a feasible and reasonably effective palliative treatment for patients with irresectable tumors of the liver hilum. In patients undergoing exploratory laparotomy for attempted curative resection, this procedure frequently leads to persistent-although rarely complete-decompression of the biliary tree. In a few cases it may also be used for bridging to transplantation or liver resection after relief of cholestasis.  (+info)

Comparative efficacy of positron emission tomography with FDG and computed tomographic scanning in preoperative staging of non-small cell lung cancer. (2/3544)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of positron emission tomography with 2-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (PET-FDG) in the preoperative staging (N and M staging) of patients with lung cancer. The authors wanted to compare the efficacy of PET scanning with currently used computed tomography (CT) scanning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Results of whole-body PET-FDG imaging and CT scans were compared with histologic findings for the presence or absence of lymph node disease or metastatic sites. Sampling of mediastinal lymph nodes was performed using mediastinoscopy or thoracotomy. RESULTS: PET-FDG imaging was significantly more sensitive, specific, and accurate for detecting N disease than CT. PET changed N staging in 35% and M staging in 11% of patients. CT scans helped in accurate anatomic localization of 6/57 PET lymph node abnormalities. CONCLUSION: PET-FDG is a reliable method for preoperative staging of patients with lung cancer and would help to optimize management of these patients. Accurate lymph node staging of lung cancer may be ideally performed by simultaneous review of PET and CT scans.  (+info)

Reduction of laparoscopic-induced hypothermia, postoperative pain and recovery room length of stay by pre-conditioning gas with the Insuflow device: a prospective randomized controlled multi-center study. (3/3544)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of Insuflow (Georgia BioMedical, Inc.) filter heater hydrator device in reducing the incidence, severity and extent of hypothermia, length of recovery room stay and postoperative pain at the time of laparoscopy. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled multi-center study. Patients underwent gynecologic procedures via laparoscopy; surgeons, anesthesiologists and recovery room personnel assessed the results. SETTING: Seven North American institutions. PATIENTS: Seventy-two women for safety evaluation and efficacy studies. INTERVENTIONS: Intraoperative pre-conditioning of laparoscopic gas with the Insuflow device (treatment) or standard raw gas (control) during laparoscopic surgery and postoperatively. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Incidence, severity and extent of hypothermia, postoperative pain perception and length of recovery room stay. RESULTS: The Insuflow group had significantly less intraoperative hypothermia, reduced length of recovery room stay and reduced postoperative pain. Pre-conditioning of laparoscopic gas by filtering heating and hydrating was well tolerated with no adverse effects. The safety profile of the Insuflow pre-conditioned gas showed significant benefits compared to currently used raw gas. CONCLUSIONS: Pre-conditioning laparoscopic gas by filtering heating and hydrating with the Insuflow device was significantly more effective than the currently used standard raw gas and was safe in reducing or eliminating laparoscopic-induced hypothermia, shortening recovery room length of stay and reducing postoperative pain.  (+info)

Measured versus predicted oxygen consumption in children with congenital heart disease. (4/3544)

OBJECTIVE: To compare measured and predicted oxygen consumption (VO2) in children with congenital heart disease. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: The cardiac catheterisation laboratory in a university hospital. PATIENTS: 125 children undergoing preoperative cardiac catheterisation. INTERVENTIONS: VO2 was measured using indirect calorimetry; the predicted values were calculated from regression equations published by Lindahl, Wessel et al, and Lundell et al. Stepwise linear regression and analysis of variance were used to evaluate the influence of age, sex, weight, height, cardiac malformation, and heart failure on the bias and precision of predicted VO2. An artificial neural network was trained and used to produce an estimate of VO2 employing the same variables. The various estimates for VO2 were evaluated by calculating their bias and precision values. RESULTS: Lindahl's equation produced the highest precision (+/- 42%) of the regression based estimates. The corresponding average bias of the predicted VO2 was 3% (range -66% to 43%). When VO2 was predicted according to regression equations by Wessel and Lundell, the bias and precision were 0% and +/- 44%, and -16% and +/- 51%, respectively. The neural network predicted VO2 from variables included in the regression equations with a bias of 6% and precision +/- 29%; addition of further variables failed to improve this estimate. CONCLUSIONS: Both regression based and artificial intelligence based techniques were inaccurate for predicting preoperative VO2 in patients with congenital heart disease. Measurement of VO2 is necessary in the preoperative evaluation of these patients.  (+info)

How can videolaparoscopy be used in a peritoneal dialysis programme? (5/3544)

BACKGROUND: Recently videolaparoscopy is considered to have a vaster use in surgery due to the undeniable benefits such as low operatory traumatism, quick recovery of canalization, a short stay in the hospital and minor scarring. METHODS: Forty patients were treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD); 15 videolaparoscopic procedures were performed on 13 patients before starting PD and two during the course of PD. The videolaparoscopy procedure was started by inducing pneumoperitoneum after initiation of general anaesthesia through endotracheal intubation. RESULTS: Peritoneal catheter placement was carried out in 11 ESRD patients showing abdominal scars due to previous laparotomies; their abdominal condition precluded safe PC placement using conventional non-laparoscopic procedures with local anaesthesia. Release of adhesions was performed only in two patients. Videolaparoscopy was also used in three patients for elective cholecystectomy; 2/3 underwent concomitant PC insertion. One patient was submitted to cholecystectomy during the course of CAPD; following the procedure we left the peritoneum dry overnight and then we started temporary IPD, using small volumes, avoiding haemodialysis (HD). Regular CAPD was resumed 6 days later. Finally, videolaparoscopy was also used for diagnostic purpose i.e. in one 59-year-old man patient who had a peritoneal catheter obstruction. Repeated rescue attempts using urokinase solution to irrigate the peritoneal catheter had been used in vain attempts prior to the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: Videolaparoscopy proves to be a useful tool in a PD programme. Firstly, it may be used as a technique for catheter implantation, not as a routine procedure but in patients with extensive abdominal scars due to previous laparotomy, i.e. at risk for accidental viscera perforation due to the possibility of adhesions between intestinal loops and parietal peritoneum. Secondly, videolaparoscopy used for abdominal surgery allows the resumption of PD immediately after surgical procedure and thus avoiding HD. Videolaparoscopy is fundamental for diagnosis and rescue of catheter dysfunction and has an integral role in the successful management of these patients in extending catheter function and permitting safe replacement of peritoneal catheter if it becomes necessary. Along with the undeniable advantages, remains the disadvantages that it must be carried out by an expert surgeon in an operating theatre while the patient is under general anaesthesia.  (+info)

Hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: toward zero hospital deaths. (6/3544)

OBJECTIVE: The authors report on the surgical techniques and protocol for perioperative care that have yielded a zero hospital mortality rate in 110 consecutive patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The hepatectomy results are analyzed with the aim of further reducing the postoperative morbidity rate. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In recent years, hepatectomy has been performed with a mortality rate of <10% in patients with HCC, but a zero hospital mortality rate in a large patient series has never been reported. At Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, the surgical techniques and perioperative management in hepatectomy for HCC have evolved yearly into a final standardized protocol that reduced the hospital mortality rate from 28% in 1989 to 0% in 1996 and 1997. METHODS: Surgical techniques were designed to reduce intraoperative blood loss, blood transfusion, and ischemic injury to the liver remnant in hepatectomy. Postoperative care was focused on preservation and promotion of liver function by providing adequate tissue oxygenation and immediate postoperative nutritional support that consisted of branched-chain amino acid-enriched solution, low-dose dextrose, medium-chain triglycerides, and phosphate. The pre-, intra-, and postoperative data were collected prospectively and analyzed each year to assess the influence of the evolving surgical techniques and perioperative care on outcome. RESULTS: Of 330 patients undergoing hepatectomy for HCC, underlying cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis were present in 161 (49%) and 108 (33%) patients, respectively. There were no significant changes in the patient characteristics throughout the 9-year period, but there were significant reductions in intraoperative blood loss and blood transfusion requirements. From 1994 to 1997, the median blood transfusion requirement was 0 ml, and 64% of the patients did not require a blood transfusion. The postoperative morbidity rate remained the same throughout the study period. Complications in the patients operated on during 1996 and 1997 were primarily wound infections; the potentially fatal complications seen in the early years, such as subphrenic sepsis, biliary leakage, and hepatic coma, were absent. By univariate analysis, the volume of blood loss, volume of blood transfusions, and operation time were correlated positively with postoperative morbidity rates in 1996 and 1997. Stepwise logistic regression analysis revealed that the operation time was the only parameter that correlated significantly with the postoperative morbidity rate. CONCLUSION: With appropriate surgical techniques and perioperative management to preserve function of the liver remnant, hepatectomy for HCC can be performed without hospital deaths. To improve surgical outcome further, strategies to reduce the operation time are being investigated.  (+info)

Hemangioblastoma mimicking tentorial meningioma: preoperative embolization of the meningeal arterial blood supply--case report. (7/3544)

A 72-year-old male presented with a primary hemangioblastoma of the posterior fossa with unusual dural attachment and meningeal arterial blood supply from the external carotid artery and marginal tentorial artery. Preoperative embolization facilitated complete resection of the tumor with no resultant neurological deficit. Hemangioblastoma must be included in the differential diagnosis of tumors with dural involvement. Preoperative embolization is very useful in such tumors.  (+info)

Predictive value of perioperative gastric acid tests. (8/3544)

Preoperative acid studies and early postoperative insulin tests in 275 patients undergoing various forms of vagotomy have been related to recurrent ulceration. Follow-up time has been from two to nine years, mean 4-3 years. Recurrence is directly related to basal acidity in both tests but is not related to stimulated acid levels preoperatively. In the insulin tests higher levels of acidity after insulin are associated with a higher incidence of recurrence. When positive, Hollander's and multiple criteria are both associated with a higher recurrence rate.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Tomography in the pre-operative evaluation of ear malformations. Report of 47 cases, 58 ears. AU - Fileni, A.. AU - Colosimo, C.. AU - Moschini, M.. AU - Malena, S.. AU - Gugliantini, P.. PY - 1985. Y1 - 1985. N2 - We have studied 47 children (58 ears) with external and middle-ear malformations. Tomography was useful and effective in the pre-operative evaluation of anatomical patterns. We have divided our cases into four groups and described the most characteristic tomographic findings in each. We also discuss problems concerning patients immobilization and X-ray protection.. AB - We have studied 47 children (58 ears) with external and middle-ear malformations. Tomography was useful and effective in the pre-operative evaluation of anatomical patterns. We have divided our cases into four groups and described the most characteristic tomographic findings in each. We also discuss problems concerning patients immobilization and X-ray protection.. UR - ...
A pre-operative assessment may be conducted upon entry at the hospital the day of surgery to ensure you are healthy before your operation. Some hospitals and surgeons will conduct a pre-operative assessment a day or two prior to surgery if more detailed information is needed or labs are required for your surgery. Please list what surgery you are going in for when requesting a pre-operative assessment from a physician ...
Perioperative Care articles covering primary concerns, evaluation, preoperative management, and postoperative management. Peer reviewed and up-to-date recommendations written by leading experts.
Controversy: whether or not preoperative cardiac testing can ever be justified. It is clear that preoperative testing can stratify patients with regards to risk [Landesberg G et al. Circulation 108: 177, 2003], however in order for cardiac testing to be defensible, anticipated management changes (i.e. revascularization) must improve outcomes.. Data Supporting Preoperative Cardiac Testing:. There are no prospective studies in support of preoperative cardiac testing. The most widely cited retrospective study comes from Landesberg et al., who retrospectively reviewed the perioperative course of 502 patients undergoing major vascular surgery, and found that mortality was lower in those who had moderate-severe reversible ischemia on thallium scanning and underwent revascularization (n = 74) than those who did not (n = 74, OR 0.52, p = 0.018) [Landesberg G et al. Circulation 108: 177, 2003] Data Not Supporting Preoperative Cardiac Testing:. The largest prospective study assessing the utility of ...
DYNAMIC STAFF MEMBER WANTED FOR SURGICAL ASSESSMENT SUITE.. An enthusiastic, highly motivated and hardworking Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse is required to join us in the Surgical Assessment Suite at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.. We are seeking to appoint an ODP or Band 5 Staff Nurse, full time to join our existing Surgical Assessment Suite (SAS) and Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (POAC) teams at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are absolutely essential for this role as you will be liaising on a regular basis with the wider multidisciplinary teams.. The successful candidate will be working in a team comprising of SAS staff, surgical Consultants and Anaesthetists. All elective Inpatients are admitted via the SAS prior to going to theatre for their surgery. Our priority is to ensure that patients are treated with dignity and respect, affording high levels of nursing care . There are additional responsibilities involving ...
The Perioperative Stress Response - Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM. Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Testing - Ilan Wittstein, MD. Perioperative Myocardial Ischemia: Mechanisms and Management Strategies - Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH. Preoperative Evaluation: Optimized, Not Cleared - Leonard Feldman, MD. Perioperative Management of Patients on Chronic Anti-Platelet Therapy - Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH. Perioperative Management of Patients with Cardiomyopathy - Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM. Controversial Clinical Vignettes: Evidence-Based Preoperative Testing - Sean Berenholtz, MD, MHS, FCCM. Controversies in the Preoperative Management of Prescription Medications, Herbals, and Supplements - Heather Sateia, MD. The Preoperative Patient with a Pacemaker or ICD - Ilan Wittstein, MD. Perioperative Management of Patients on Chronic Anti-Coagulant Therapy - Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH. Health Care Provider Stress I: Recognition and Impact on Provider and Patient Outcomes - J. Bryan Sexton, PhD. Management of ...
The Perioperative Stress Response - Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM. Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Testing - Ilan Wittstein, MD. Perioperative Myocardial Ischemia: Mechanisms and Management Strategies - Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH. Preoperative Evaluation: Optimized, Not Cleared - Leonard Feldman, MD. Perioperative Management of Patients on Chronic Anti-Platelet Therapy - Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH. Perioperative Management of Patients with Cardiomyopathy - Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM. Controversial Clinical Vignettes: Evidence-Based Preoperative Testing - Sean Berenholtz, MD, MHS, FCCM. Controversies in the Preoperative Management of Prescription Medications, Herbals, and Supplements - Heather Sateia, MD. The Preoperative Patient with a Pacemaker or ICD - Ilan Wittstein, MD. Perioperative Management of Patients on Chronic Anti-Coagulant Therapy - Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH. Health Care Provider Stress I: Recognition and Impact on Provider and Patient Outcomes - J. Bryan Sexton, PhD. Management of ...
Children who will have surgery and need anesthesia, and their parents are often anxious and show signs of stress and discomfort. A main reason for concern and anxiety is fear of anesthesia and surgery, and lack of knowledge of what is going to happen. The purpose of the study is to see if a specific preoperative information brochure aimed at the parents will make the parents feel better prepared for the procedures ...
The pre-operative assessment and post-operative is critical for successful surgical procedures which will in turn lead to high quality outcomes in research studies. The care of the animals go
During your visit with the Preoperative Clinic, you will be talked to about how to get ready for your surgery. This may include when to stop eating and drinking before surgery, medication instructions, and any other instructions related to your surgery.. Items to bring with you to your visit:. ...
Many of the inefficiencies within pre-operative assessments stem from healthcare professionals in secondary care lacking easily-accessible information about their patients. The onus is often placed on patients to know their full medical history, as well as any current issues that may be of particular importance for an anaesthetist and clinical team to know. For healthy patients, the assessment can be an unnecessarily protracted process, adding stress to the often-stressful experience of going for an operation. On top of this, the reliance on patients to provide important medical information can damage patient-clinician confidence and cause further stress ...
A trial of over-the-phone consultations and a computerised questionnaire for pre-operative assessments has begun this week at Royal Adelaide Hospital with the a
Panigrahy and colleagues, including Charles N. Serhan, PhD, DSc, director of the Center of Experimental Therapeutics and a member of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Womens Hospital, hypothesised that an early blockade of the inflammatory cascade and/or accelerating the resolution of inflammation could overcome the tumour-promoting unintended consequences of cancer surgery.. Using a well-established animal model, the scientists found that preoperative but not postoperative administration of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug called ketorolac eliminated the spread of cancer cells in multiple tumour-resection models, resulting in significantly prolonged survival.. The team also showed that preoperative administration of resolvins - naturally occurring anti-inflammatory factors produced by the human body first discovered by Serhan and colleagues at Brigham and Womens Hospital in 2002 - produced the same result.. Moreover, they found that ...
Feder, B H.; Blair, P B.; and Close, P, Fractionation in preoperative irradiation. (1965). Subject Strain Bibliography 1965. 333 ...
All patients listed for surgery require full preoperative assessment. There are two essential aims of the preoperative assessment. Firstly, the anaesthetist must determine the most appropriate anaesthetic technique dependent on the patients medical condition, the planned surgery and their own individual preferences. Secondly the anaesthetist must determine the appropriate timing of the anaesthetic/surgery. Surgery may be considered elective, urgent and emergent. Where there is coexisting illness, every opportunity must be taken to improve the patients condition prior to surgery Elective should be delayed until the patient is fully optimised. The anaesthetist should not be intimidated into proceeding with anaesthesia if they have doubts. Urgent surgery can usually be delayed until the anaesthetist has had the opportunity to fully assess the patient and commenced optimisation. Urgent surgery does not dictate immediate surgery and anaesthesia. There is sufficient time to investigate and correct ...
Preoperative evaluation for non-cardiac surgery.: Internists are frequently consulted to perform preoperative risk assessments on patient undergoing non-cardiac
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Background: Until now the association between depression and hospital length of stay has rarely been examined in surgical patients outside of cardiovascular surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether clinically relevant preoperative depression shows an independent association with hospital length of stay in patients from various surgical fields, after adjusting for age, gender and important somatic factors. Methods: In this prospective observational study, a total of 2.624 surgical patients were included at the preoperative assessment clinics of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. Data were collected before the preoperative anesthesiological examination within a computer-assisted psycho- social self-assessment including three screening instruments for depression: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), World Health Organization 5-Item Well- Being Index (WHO-5) and Two-Item Patient ...
After scheduling your surgery, our OrthoSync Coordinator will call you to arrange for a time & place for the Pre-Operative Evaluation. This evaluation is performed by an Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Physical Therapist in our Physical and Occupational Therapy centers.. The Pre-Operative evaluation take an average of 30-45 minutes and consists of mostly questions about social, cognitive, functional & medical factors that can affect your recovery. During the evaluation, our therapist will provide you with recommendations for your post-surgery recovery and the locations and providers of your rehabilitation.. ...
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A health care screening system obtains patient health history and analyzes data to determine recommended preoperative medical testing. The patients medical condition are obtained through patient responses to a questionnaire. The surgical procedure is provided by a physician. A first evaluation table of surgical procedures and corresponding preoperative medical tests is generated. A second evaluation table of patient medical condition and corresponding preoperative medical tests is generated. A third evaluation table of surgical procedures and corresponding patient medical condition is generated. The recommended preoperative medical testing and/or algorithms as indicated from the evaluation tables is scheduled. The recommended preoperative medical testing is maintained in a database, which is updated with changes to preoperative medical testing guidelines and is configurable for each medical institution. Preoperative reports are generated for medical staff and the patient based on the evaluation
ABSTRACT. Background and objectives: Health Department recognizes that the quality of the services offered to the user population is insufficient, and emphasizes the governmental will to motivate and to promote the delivery of the correct services with the acceptable quality. In its research, the goal is expounded to evaluate the duration of time periods involved in the sequence of the services offered by the Clinical Laboratory to the user of the obstetric and gynecological urgency area. Material and Methods: a descriptive survey was conducted to determinate the elapsed time between laboratory samples collection and laboratory report in a gyneco-obstetric emergency room. Each one of the time periods involved in this process was evaluated. Results: the sequence of the services have a mean duration of 275 minutes, 29% of this time corresponding to Period I (laboratory samples and the beginning of the process), 24% corresponding to Period II (sample processing) and 47% corresponding to Period III ...
All Pre-Operative Clinic Visits are now conducted at McMaster Hospital. The Preoperative Clinic is located on the main level (level 2) at the McMaster hospital. When you arrive for your appointment please go the admitting department which is on the main level in the yellow section and register. You will then be directed to the Preoperative Clinic. ...
Other Course Information A. Objectives 1. Describe the obstetrical patient for anesthesia to include pre-operative assessment considering normal obstetrical physiology and the more common pathophysiologies, pain management, cesarean section care, proper positioning, and epidural anesthesia. 2. Examine the principles of neonatal and pediatric anesthesia during pre-operative assessment, operating room and equipment set-up, appraisal of normal physiology and pathophysiology, and post anesthesia pain management. 3. Provide care for geriatric surgical patients for anesthesia to include: physical assessment, selection and administration of the anesthesia techniques, management of the anesthetic and post-operative care. 4. Summarize the components of the anesthesia evaluation and health examination across the life span to include physical, mental, developmental and social health related to interactions with patients and families in need of anesthesia services or consultation. 5. Promote application of ...
Preoperative anemia affects 75% of the surgical patients and is a strong predictor for blood transfusion. Patient blood management (PBM) is an effective program that treats preoperative anemia and prevents unnecessary transfusions, yet many patients are unaware of its existence. A character-driven animation was created with two goals in mind: educate preoperative patients on the risk and benefits of blood transfusion; and improve awareness of PBM, thus improving surgical outcomes for patients. ...
Touring the hospital before surgery can help your child see the sights, sounds, and events he or she will experience the day of surgery. It is a nonthreatening, often reassuring, way to learn about the hospital.
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The Center for Preoperative Assessment & Planning (CPAP) is a unit of Barnes-Jewish Hospital where important health information is gathered before surgery.
Thoracic surgery (surgery on the lungs), is most commonly used to remove lung cancer or to reduce the volume of the lung. Learn how preoperative evaluations determine whether a patient is an ideal candidate for surgery or not
It may be possible to foster better outcomes during preoperative treatment of early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer by using two drugs that inhibit the growth factor HER2
The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate the preoperative management of pain from the perspectives of a literature overview, emergency medical service pain management, an intervention with a fascia iliaca compartment block and the association between cognitive status and the treatment of pain. Paper 1 is an integrative review of the literature on emergency care in patients with hip fractures or suspected hip fractures. Pain is a major problem for patients suffering a hip fracture when waiting for surgery and it is challenging for health care to provide sufficient pain relief. Listening to the patients narrative and the mandatory use of pain scales and pain documentation are necessary to deepen our understanding of individual patients needs. Paper 2 is a prospective observational study that explored the prehospital pain levels in 1,426 patients with suspected hip fractures. Furthermore, this study evaluated prehospital pain management. At the site of the injury, patients with hip ...
The following summary comes from Emanuele F. Kauffmann, MD and colleagues, and was recently published in Surgical Endoscopy in January 2019.. Link to article: Over the recent decades, improvements in preoperative management and introduction of new surgical techniques has seen a substantially declined the morbidity (rate of complications) associated with pancreatic surgery. Among these, the most intriguing innovations has been the introduction of the surgical robot as a tool to assist the surgeon. When using this platform, surgeons may enjoy increased control, a 3-D view of the abdomen, and greater magnification of the surgical field, while minimizing the length of required incisions. In this article, the authors sought to evaluate the outcomes of robotic pancreatic oduodenectomy (also known as the Whipple procedure) as compared to its classic open counterpart. The authors chose to evaluate immediate oncological outcomes including ...
The results suggest that perhaps routine preop echo should be part of the preop workup before vascular surgery. However, the authors cannot prove that the knowledge gained would lead to changes in practice that would improve outcome. They do suggest that patients whose preop echoes identify subclinical LV dysfunction might benefit from having beta blockers and ACEI or ARBs started.. We have an article in press suggesting that there are significant variations in anesthesiologists desire for preop echo before vascular surgery ...
We are often asked what preoperative tests will be required for surgery or why we do not ask for testing required by other offices. This section will give you an overview of our general stance on preoperative testing and examples of some of the most common preoperative tests and who needs them. Keep in mind that the individual requirements for each person will be determined during your consultation history and physical exam and you will be given a copy with your quote or soon afterward. The list below is meant as an example of our guidelines and is not all-inclusive. It is subject to change based on changing medical recommendations or our clinical experience. Rest assured, that we make every effort to make your preoperative experience as smooth as possible while always maintaining the highest medical standard of care.. ...
Preoperative fasting duration was lower for liquids. Still, a full 20% of children had nothing to drink for more than 12 hours before their surgeries, and another 16% went without clear liquids for six to 12 hours.. Why Prolong Fasting?. After analysis of several potential factors behind the prolonged preoperative fasting times, the strongest correlation was found with the time of surgery. Fasting duration increased steadily throughout the day, practically doubling from around 10 hours at 8 a.m., to 20 hours or more by late afternoon, the study found.. Preoperative fasting also increased steadily, although less dramatically, with advancing age of the child.. Infants less than 1 year old went, on average, without liquids for 3.6 hours and without solids for 9.6 hours. Those figures rose to 4.4 hours for liquids and 13.6 hours for solids among children aged 1 to 5 years. Whereas preoperative fasting times for liquids generally stayed the same among older children, fasting time for solids rose to ...
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Routine preoperative testing has been criticized as having little impact on perioperative outcomes. The purpose of this study is to identify the current practice of preoperative testing in ambulatory
The physicians of Seven Oaks Womens Center provide a broad-spectrum of progressive surgical techniques for a variety of gynecologic conditions. We are committed to excellence and offer time tested approaches as well as the newest and most up to date technologies for the treatment of your particular problem.. After a comprehensive gynecologic evaluation, your physician will give you the opportunity to take an active role in the complex decision-making necessary to determine your best treatment. Treatment decisions may range from no intervention, to conservative medical therapy, to radiographic or surgical procedures.. If a surgical option is your choice, we arrange for a complete pre-operative evaluation. This includes a complete history and physical examination, preoperative lab and/or radiologic procedures. A medical referral for surgical clearance will be obtained or arranged if your particular health condition requires such. We will discuss potential pre and postoperative surgical ...
ABSTRACT Background: Preoperative fasting for many years has been a traditional method of reducing the risk of aspiration while the patient is under general anesthesia, and eliminating the risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Studies indicate that despite guidelines regarding preoperative fasting, many patients fast longer than necessary. This can cause damage and discomfort for patients including: thirst, headache, nausea, weakness and fatigue.. Aim: The aim of the current study was to investigate patients experience of fasting more than 12 hours before emergency surgery.. Method: The study had a qualitative approach. In total, 12 patients who underwent emergency surgery were included. Data was collected through a semi-structured interview, using open-ended questions following an interview guide. Collected data were analyzed using manifest content analysis according to Graneheim and Lundman.. Result: Analyzes resulted in four categories: Preoperative information, experience of fasting, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Preoperative intensive care unit consultations. T2 - Accurate and effective. AU - Varon, A. J.. AU - Hudson-Civetta, J. A.. AU - Civetta, J. M.. AU - Yu, M.. PY - 1993/1/1. Y1 - 1993/1/1. N2 - Objectives: To determine if a structured preoperative ICU consultation would correctly assign patients to preoperative invasive monitoring, postoperative ICU care, or recovery room care, and to compare morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization among all groups. Design: Prospective, observational study. Setting: A university hospital. Patients: A total of 475 patients who were referred preoperatively by surgeons for ICU consultation and were evaluated by ICU physicians. Interventions: Patients assessed to have clinical evidence of cardiovascular compromise were admitted preoperatively to the ICU for invasive hemodynamic monitoring and optimization. Patients without such evidence, but who were to undergo major operations or had anticipated major fluid replacement were independently ...
This trial investigated whether oxaliplatin + fluorouracil administered during preoperative radiotherapy is as effective as the same agents administered as
- feasibility and tolerance of preoperative therapy with Cetuximab in combination with Capecitabine and radiotherapy for patients with locally adv
Ballian N, Zarebczan B, Munoz A, Harms B, Heise CP, Foley EF, Kennedy GD.. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Dec;13(12):2260-7. doi: 10.1007/s11605-009-0987-3. Epub 2009 Sep 2.. Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, G4/701 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-7375, USA.. Abstract. BACKGROUND:. Reversal of Hartmanns is a common surgical procedure. Routine preoperative evaluation of the distal colonic/rectal remnant (DCRR) with contrast and/or endoscopic studies is frequently performed despite lack of evidence to support this practice. We hypothesize that asymptomatic patients can safely undergo Hartmanns reversal without preoperative DCRR evaluation.. METHODS:. Adult patients undergoing reversal of Hartmanns at a single institution were retrospectively identified. Operative characteristics and outcomes in patients with and without preoperative DCRR evaluation were compared.. RESULTS:. Between 1993 and 2008, 203 patients underwent reversal of Hartmanns at a ...
Traducción de preoperative | For each patient we collected data on preoperative and operative variables to calculate predicted mortality.
Learn about common same-day operations and the phases you will go through the day of your operation. We will provide information about our common procedures, directions and parking information, the pre-screening process, the pre-operative assessment and more.
Most of endovascular stent-graft modifications to preserve side branch must be customized according to extensive pre-operative assessment, which may not be possible in many hospitals and emergency settings. The study was to develop a novel stent-grafts system that would allow in situ
Preoperative testing is likely influenced by non - clinical factors With considerable pressure on hospitals to reduce length of stay preoperative patient evalu
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UNLABELLED The erythropoietic capacity for preoperative autologous blood donation (ECPABD) shows marked inter individual variability. This study was performed to evaluate factors useful to predict individual ECPABD from data available before the first donation. The subjects consisted of 74 adult patients who received autologous blood donation, with a mean of 61 +/- 12.8 yr (SD). We classified the patients into four groups using our criteria for evaluating the ECPABD and investigated the relationships among age, disease, pre-platelet count, and the rate of platelet increase. RESULTS (1) Advanced age and the status of disease were not distinctly correlated with low ECPABD. (2) Patients with a high pre-platelet levels had a low ECPABD regardless of the haemoglobin. (3) Patients in which the platelet count increased in accordance with the level of collection exhibited low pre-platelet counts and high ECPABD. CONCLUSION In patients with high pre-platelet levels, we reduced the amount collected,
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ferucarbotran-enhanced MRI versus triple-phase MDCT for the preoperative detection of hepatocellular carcinoma. AU - Kim, Seong Hyun. AU - Choi, Dongil. AU - Kim, Seung Hoon. AU - Lim, Jae Hoon. AU - Lee, Won Jae. AU - Kim, Min Ju. AU - Lim, Hyo K.. AU - Lee, Soon Jin. PY - 2005/1/1. Y1 - 2005/1/1. N2 - OBJECTIVE. We compared ferucarbotran-enhanced MRI with triple-phase MDCT for the preoperative detection of hepatocellular carcinoma. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Seventy-three consecutive patients with 121 hepatocellular carcinomas underwent ferucarbotran-enhanced MRI, including a dynamic study, and triple-phase MDCT before hepatic resection. The diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma was confirmed in all patients by means of pathologic examination after surgical resection. Three experienced radiologists independently reviewed the MR and CT images on a segment-by-segment basis. The accuracy of these techniques for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma was assessed by conducting a ...
Quality of life in preoperative patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction is at least as depressed as in other lumbar spinal conditions Daniel Joseph Cher, W Carlton RecklingSI-BONE, Inc., San Jose, CA, USABackground: Pain from the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is an under-recognized cause of low back pain. The degree to which SIJ pain decreases quality of life has not been directly compared to other more familiar conditions of the lumbar spine.Methods: Multivariate regression analysis of individual patient data from two prospective multicenter clinical trials of SIJ fusion and three prospective multicenter clinical trials of surgical treatments for degenerative lumbar spine conditions.Results: Controlling for baseline demographic parameters as well as a validated disability score, quality of life scores (EuroQOL 5-D and SF-36) were, in most cases, lower in the SIJ cohorts compared to the three other spine surgery cohorts.Conclusion: Patients with SIJ dysfunction considering surgery have decrements in quality
On February 6, 2012, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Padma Jain committed an act of professional misconduct, in that she failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in her care and treatment of 27 cosmetic surgical patients between 2001 and 2008 in the following ways: Her pre-operative care was substandard: Her pre-operative evaluation of abdominoplasty patients was consistently minimal with no record of the presence of hernia, amount of laxity or surgical plan; Her pre-operative evaluation of blepharoplasty was consistently inadequate with no inquiry about eye history and inadequate examination of the lids recorded; Her pre-operative evaluation of breast augmentation was minimal without standard comments on nipple position; Liposuction was performed on patients with relative contraindications for this type of surgery, including one patient with lupus; The pre-operative evaluation for breast reduction and gynecomastia was insufficient in that nipple position was not ...
Choi, J.Soo.; Ko, E.Sook.; Ko, E.Young.; Han, B-Kyung.; Nam, S.Jin., 2016: Background Parenchymal Enhancement on Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Association With Recurrence-Free Survival in Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
TY - JOUR. T1 - String capsule endoscopy. T2 - A novel application for the preoperative identification of a small-bowel obscure GI bleeding source (with video). AU - Khan, Bilal. AU - Ramirez, Francisco C. AU - Shaukat, Masud. AU - Gilani, Nooman. AU - Shah, Deepa K.. PY - 2011/2. Y1 - 2011/2. UR - UR - U2 - 10.1016/j.gie.2010.05.027. DO - 10.1016/j.gie.2010.05.027. M3 - Article. VL - 73. SP - 403. EP - 405. JO - Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. JF - Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. SN - 0016-5107. IS - 2. ER - ...
Preoperative assessment and risk stratification is an integral part of anesthetic care which is one of the various duties of an anesthesiologist. Laboratory investigation is an important element in the process of preoperative assessment and risk stratification. Unfortunately, despite of having negative recommendations for routine preoperative testing for more than a decade, it still remains a tradition in health care delivery for surgical patients[1,2]. The health care cost is becoming an increasing burden for every nation, especially for developing and underdeveloped countries. Studies conducted on cost savings have shown that 63% of the total cost of the tests was due to unnecessary tests[3,4]. Preoperative testing is estimated to cost US$ 18 billion annually in United Sates alone[5].. Efforts have been made by different health care societies and authorities to guide the preoperative testing before elective surgeries. American Society of Anaesthesiologists and the National Institute of Health ...
Preoperative radiation therapy has shown to be of benefit for the prevention of local recurrence rates in rectal cancer patients (11, 12). Long-course preoperative chemoradiotherapy is of benefit in stage T3/T4 rectal cancer patients, and long-course preoperative chemoradiation is the standard of care in the United States (27). However, considering the extensive morbidity of preoperative radiation therapy (13-15), it is of great importance to identify patients with a low risk of local recurrence in which radiation therapy is redundant. With this intention, the current study was done in patients with stage III rectal cancer, as these patients are at the highest risk for local recurrence (12). Our results show that biochemical detection of caspase-3 levels can be used as a marker to identify patients with a very high probability for local cure with surgery alone.. To select patients who can be refrained from preoperative radiation therapy, a marker should provide accurate prediction of clinical ...
The study protocol was approved by the institutional review board. From a prospectively collected database of all patients undergoing colorectal surgery in our department, 46 consecutive patients were selected who underwent laparoscopic surgery after preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer from January 2009 to June 2014. All patients were diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in the rectum with tumors ,15 cm from the anal verge. Preoperative assessment included digital rectal examination, colonoscopy with biopsy, rectal ultrasound, abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT), chest x-ray, and laboratory data including complete blood cell count, biochemical profiles, serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and cancer antigen (CA 19-9).. Patients with CTs showing locally advanced tumor (i.e., penetrating through the rectal wall, T3), and/or tumor with lymph node involvement without evidence of distant metastasis were given the option of preoperative chemoradiation therapy. As preoperative chemoradiation ...
The initial literature search identified 7,453 studies. We excluded 1,931 duplicates and excluded 5,504 studies by title screening because they did not meet the eligibility criteria. Eighteen randomized controlled trials were selected for full-text review, and 15 papers were discarded; 6 trials compared surgery alone and surgery plus postoperative radiation, 2 compared surgery alone and preoperative longcourse radiation plus surgery, 6 compared surgery alone and preoperative short-course radiation and surgery, and one was long-term results of a previous reported trial. Three randomized trials comparing preoperative CRT with postoperative CRT in resectable stage II-III rectal cancer were finally identified; Park et al. [9] in 2011, Roh et al. [10] in 2009, and Sauer et al. [5] in 2004 (Fig. 1). All patients in both preoperative and postoperative arms received conventionally fractionated radiotherapy of 50-54 Gy with 1.8-2 Gy per fraction for 5-6 weeks. Concurrent chemotherapy of intravenous ...
Patients with unresectable primary rectal cancer or with unresectable local recurrence without distant metastases are randomly allocated to control or experimental arm. The preoperative treatment in the control arm is conventionally fractionated chemoradiation with 50.4 Gy total dose in 28 fractions of 1.8 Gy over 5.5 weeks simultaneously with 5-Fu, leucovorin and oxaliplatin. Experimental group receive 25 Gy in 5 fractions of 5 Gy over 5 days and after one week interval - consolidating chemotherapy of 3 courses of FOLFOX4. Surgery should be curried out 10-11 weeks from beginning of radiation and at least 4 weeks from the last dose of fluorouracil or radiation. The study hypothesis is that the short-course preoperative radiotherapy with consolidating chemotherapy produce at least 10% increase of the rate of R0 resection compared to preoperative chemoradiation ...
Preoperative anaemia and low exertional oxygen uptake are both associated with greater postoperative morbidity and mortality. This study reports the association among haemoglobin concentration ([Hb]), peak oxygen uptake ( peak) and anaerobic threshold (AT) in elective surgical patients. Between 1999 and 2011, preoperative [Hb] and cardiopulmonary exercise tests were recorded in 1,777 preoperative patients in four hospitals. The associations between [Hb], peak and AT were analysed by linear regression and covariance. In 436 (24.5%) patients, [Hb] was |12 g dl-1 and, in 83 of these, |10 g dl-1. Both AT and
No clear MRI screening guidelines exist for patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Recommended indications for MRI in the literature include pain, rapid progression, left thoracic deformity, neurologic disorder [1], early onset [910], double thoracic curvature [1112], and male sex [13]. Several studies have reported the incidence of intracanal impairments in patients with idiopathic scoliosis, some of which are briefly cited below.. Gupta et al. [14] reported that 18% to 20% of 98 patients with idiopathic scoliosis had neuroaxial problems. However, the effects of age, sex, and type of curve were not assessed. Ouellet et al. [15] studied 93 patients but did not report the incidence neuroaxial abnormalities; however, a relationship was reported between neuroaxial abnormalities, male sex, and a left curve, but not with age.. Nakahara et al. [16] reported that 3.8% of 472 patients had neuroaxial abnormalities, which was directly related to factors, such as early onset ,11 years of age, male sex, ...
The aim of this study was to examine racial differences in long-term mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), stratified by preoperative use of inotropic agents. Black and white patients who required preoperative inotropic support prior to undergoing CABG procedures between 1992 and 2011 were compared. Mortality probabilities were computed using the Kaplan-Meier product-limit method. Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were computed using a Cox regression model. A total of 15,765 patients underwent CABG, of whom 211 received preoperative inotropic agents within 48 hours of surgery. Long-term mortality differed by race (black versus white) among preoperative inotropic category (inotropes: adjusted HR = 1.6, 95% CI = 1.009-2.4; no inotropes: adjusted HR = 1.15, 95% CI = 1.08-1.2; Pinteraction < 0.0001). Our study identified an independent preoperative risk-factor for long-term mortality among blacks receiving CABG. This outcome provides information that may be
The pre-operative assessment clinic is a nurse-led clinic and plays an important part in the preparation for your surgery. It includes an assessment of your general health and fitness before surgery by carrying out various tests and investigations.. Depending on the complexity of your planned surgery, pre-assessment can take place at a face-to-face meeting or via telephone assessment.. If you have more complex medical issues you may be seen in a clinic led by an anaesthetic consultant.. A pre-operative assessment appointment can take up to two hours.. Find out more about surgical pre-assessment.. ...
Niagara Health Systems new Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Clinic is designed to improve quality of care and reduce wait times for men with a suspicion of prostate cancer.
Wollongong Hospital has established the regions first dedicated COVID-19 Assessment Clinic, so those with symptoms may be tested and treated more quickly.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Influence of preoperative treatment and surgical operation on immune function of patients with esophageal carcinoma. AU - Tsutsui, Shinichi. AU - Morita, Masaru. AU - Kuwano, Hiroyuki. AU - Matsuda, Hiroyuki. AU - Mori, Masaki. AU - Okamura, Seichi. AU - Sugimachi, Keizo. PY - 1992/3. Y1 - 1992/3. N2 - Multiple immunological parameters, including total lymphocyte count, lymphocyte subpopulations (CD2+, CD19+, CD3+, CD4+ and CD8+), phytohemagglutinin (PHA) response, and natural killer (NK) activity, were measured in 66 patients with previously untreated esophageal carcinoma. The influence of preoperative treatment and/or surgical operation on the immune function were evaluated in 40 patients. The PHA response and NK activity of the patients with esophageal carcinoma were 229 ± 103 S.I.% and 18.5 ± 11.9% lysis, respectively, and were significantly depressed as compared with the control. The CD4+/CD8+ ratio, PHA response, and NK activity in stage IV were also significantly ...
Re: Emboli rate during an early after carotid endarterectomy after a single preoperative dose of 120 mg acetylsalicylic acid--a prospective double-blind placebo controlled randomized trial by Tytgat et al. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2005;29:156-161. ...
BACKGROUND Although tumor size affects survival of patients with lower-grade glioma, a prognostic effect on patients with glioblastoma remains to be established. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 61 patients using volumetric data of tumor compartments of 61 patients obtained by preoperative magnetic resonance images using the visual ABC/2 method. Preoperative enhancing, nonenhancing, necrosis, and edema volume, the preoperative tumor area (TA) as a product of the 2 largest tumor diameters perpendicular to each other on axial T1-weighted postcontrast images, as well as postoperative enhancing residual volumes, were measured. Multivariable Cox proportional hazard models were used to associate these parameters with overall survival, adjusting for potential confounders. RESULTS The median preoperative enhancing tumor volume was 18.2 mL (interquartile range, 8.2-41.7 mL); the median remnant tumor volume was 1.3% (interquartile range, 0.0%-42.9%). During follow-up, 59 patients (92%) ...
Preoperative testing (e.g., chest radiography, electrocardiography, laboratory testing, urinalysis) is often performed before surgical procedures. These investigations can be helpful to stratify risk, direct anesthetic choices, and guide postoperative management, but often are obtained because of protocol rather than medical necessity. The decision to order preoperative tests should be guided by the patients clinical history, comorbidities, and physical examination findings. Patients with signs or symptoms of active cardiovascular disease should be evaluated with appropriate testing, regardless of their preoperative status. Electrocardiography is recommended for patients undergoing high-risk surgery and those undergoing intermediate-risk surgery who have additional risk factors. Patients undergoing low-risk surgery do not require electrocardiography. Chest radiography is reasonable for patients at risk of postoperative pulmonary complications if the results would change perioperative management.
1998 (English)In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036, Vol. 14, no 6, p. 276-282Article in journal (Refereed) Published ...
Preoperative breast MRI use appears to be steadily increasing but instead of improving outcomes it may be causing unwanted consequences.
To determine the effect of preoperative MR imaging on reoperation rates in women with operable breast cancer, Weber et al performed selective imaging based on b
Surgical preoperative planning software is used for the planning the orthopedic surgery of the patient. Surgical preoperative planning software helps the surgeon to find out the best possible way of surgery. This software is usually used for planning the orthopedic surgery such as hip, knee or joint reconstruction. This software is also used for the fracture management and deformity correction of the bones. Surgical preoperative planning software manages the orthopedic surgery which makes surgeon to work on their plans efficiently. This software creates the digitally accurate data which can be easily analyzed by the surgeon prior to surgery. Surgical preoperative planning software will lead to the rise of the success rate of orthopedic surgery. The data generated by surgical preoperative planning software is stored on cloud server which enables the easy access of the patient data for the surgeon. Surgical preoperative planning software also helps the surgeon to construct 3D digital models or ...
Authors: Rami Mossad Ibrahim, Magnus Obinah, Magnus Balslev Avnstorp MD, Peter Stemann, Birgitte Jul Kiil and Christian Kaare Paaskesen Med. Stud.. It is important to do a proper full patient assesment from top to toe before surgery. This includes a profound assessment of specific anatomical region to be resected / trauma induced defect for useful recipient arteries and veins. Aswell as a profound assessment of donor site for skin quality and blood perfusion. A full set of blood samples including INR in case of blood thinning medication must also be preformed.. CT angiography must also be preformed to determine the exact location of the optimal perforating artery.. Depending on the case, different assessments must be made.. In case of carcinoma:. ...
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Principal Investigator:AYABE Hiroyoshi, Project Period (FY):1997 - 1999, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Section:一般, Research Field:Thoracic surgery
Ive woken early. Lying here I feel an unfamiliar hollow pressure in my gut. What is this? Fear? Anxiety? Tension? Tense apprehension seems to fit. Im lying here in the early hours of the morning, a hollow tense apprehension in my belly. And it isnt surprising. Pretty normal in fact as I move closer & closer to major surgery. Consciously. By my own decision. On this journey, travelling down the kidney donation river, I can hear the roar of the approaching rapids. Surgery soon. Its a pretty standard, basic, healthy response to tense a bit as I move towards the crux, possibly the most intense section of this donation river. And I dont have to tighten the rest of my body around the belly apprehension. I can let go, loosen in my arms, my face. Its OK. Nothing to do right now. I can let go ... move into not doing, not holding on. Letting go and softening in my body generally. And the hollow gut tightness can just be. I can almost cradle it ... with kindness. Like caring for a frightened ...
RSNA (Radiologists Society of North America) holds a gigantic radiologists conference every year in Chicago. This years conference starts one week from today and apparently one of the presentations on the first day will be from Fabio Chiesa and colleagues from the University of Milans School of Medicine. Apparently they will present data from 2003 to 2008 showing that preoperative MRI examinations of the breast do not necessarily cause increases in mastectomy rates ...
Yaster M, Rossberg MI. Yaster M, Rossberg M.I. Yaster, Myron, and Mark I. Rossberg.Chapter 19. Preoperative Assessment of the Newborn. In: Longnecker DE, Brown DL, Newman MF, Zapol WM. Longnecker D.E., Brown D.L., Newman M.F., Zapol W.M. Eds. David E. Longnecker, et al.eds. Anesthesiology, 2e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2012.§ionid=40114701. Accessed January 20, 2018 ...
Detailed information on surgery, including surgery statistics, surgery questions, preoperative management, intraoperative management, and postoperative management
Detailed information on surgery, including surgery statistics, surgery questions, preoperative management, intraoperative management, and postoperative management
Detailed information on surgery, including surgery statistics, surgery questions, preoperative management, intraoperative management, and postoperative management
Anesthesia for microlaryngeal surgery creates many obstacles for the anesthesiologist and ENT Surgeon.A preoperative management plan for securing the patients airway must be discussed with the anesthesiologist prior to proceeding with surgery. For more details: go to For Email Consultation, Please visit: For more details and free updates you…
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The pediatric heart transplantation Chap. 17 deals with indications, preparations, and preoperative management of recipient and donor while addressing the medical treatment of children undergoing...
In December 2015, representatives of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) gathered to achieve a consensus on the current diagnostic methods as well as surgical and adjuvant treatment in endometrial cancer. During the conference, a multipage document identifying the key diagnostic and therapeutic problems, containing current findings together with the level of their scientific credibility was developed, followed by presenting expert consensus achieved by voting as well as a summary of evidence supporting each recommendation. The aim of the paper was to summarize the current ESMO, ESGO and ESTRO expert guidelines for a Polish reader in the absence of national recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of endometrial cancer. The minimum (essential) preoperative management involves: clinical examination, including inguinal examination, speculum examination, bimanual ...
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Janne Hastrup Jensen vandt i november 2016 prisen for bedste abstract ved Nordisk kongres for hjerte- og lungefysioterapi med titlen: Preoperative identification of patients at high risk of postoperative pulmonary complications; Consensus based development of an algorithm.. Poster-præsentationer. Bente Thoft Jensen vandt ved EAU 2016 (European Association of Urologists) prisen for Best poster Bladder Cancer med titlen: Efficacy of Exercise-based Prehabilitation in RC-Pathways- Secondary Results From a RCT.. Anne Dorte Blankholm vandt i maj 2015 andenpladsen i kategorien Research Focus Proffered Paper med titlen: Can Non-Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Replace Computed Tomography Angiography for Preoperative Examination of Potential Living Kidney Donors? Prisen blev vundet ved SMRT 24th Annual Meeting i Toronto. I september 2014 vandt Sussie Laustsen prisen for bedste poster med titlen: Cardiac rehabilitation improves health-related quality of life. Posteren blev præsenteret i Gøteborg ...
Objective: Patients undergoing surgery, experience acute physiological distress in the preoperative period. Smoking addiction is a complex behavior in which environment and genetic effects play a part. In this study our aim was to compare the impact of cigarette smoking cessation verses continued smoking on preoperative HAM-A scores and anesthetic requirement ...
Results: Patients demographic data were not different in both groups. The operation time was longer in the intraoperative colonoscopy group than in preoperative tattooing group (187.1 ±54.1 vs. 157.4 ±45.0, p=0.001), and the time to first postoperative flatus was shorter in the preoperative tattooing group than in the intraoperative colonoscopy group (1.9 ± 0.9 vs. 2.7 ± 1.2, p=0.001). The inaccurate tattooing was observed during the operation in 10 patients (9.6%), and intraoperative colonoscopic localizations were done in these patients. The type of tattooing inks was the significant factor for ten inaccurate preoperative tattooing for tumor localization (p=0.019). ...
Pilot Neoadjuvant Study of ZD1839 (IRESSA) as Single Agent Preoperative Therapy for Clinical Stage 1A and 1B (T1-2N0), II (T1-2N1, T3N0) and Selected IIIA (T3N1) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) With Molecular Correlates ...
We achieve our best outcomes when patients and family are fully prepared for surgery. We employ open and transparent communication to fully explain the entire surgical experience, from pre-operative evaluation, to the actual surgical experience and post-operative experience, to the patient and family members, who are often post-surgical caregivers.. Personal care coordinators provide direction through the entire joint replacement process, from pre-admission testing, through surgery and rehabilitation. The guidance provided by these caring, knowledgeable professionals help patients reach their recovery goals more efficiently and effectively.. ...
Our in depth spinal assessment includes orthopaedic and neurologist tests, and a review of any relevant MRI scans in much the same way as would be done by a spinal surgeon. Unlike most spinal surgeons however we will spend up to 60 minutes on your initial assessment and carry out expert biomecha ...
Latest information on kidney transplant, kidney failure, organ donation, pre-operative evaluation, post-operative care, complications, discharge, and follow-up. Must know facts and FAQs are included. Treatment of stomach cancer is reviewed including the pre-operative evaluation including staging work-up. In addtion, treatment options available to patients diagnosed with stomach cancer including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are discussed in this video prepared by the Los Angeles Endoscopy Center ...
... refers to health care provided before a surgical operation. The aim of preoperative care is to do whatever is ... At some point before surgery a health care provider conducts a preoperative assessment to verify that a person is fit and ready ... Preoperative care in the Surgery Encyclopedia (Articles with short description, Short description is different from Wikidata, ... At some point before the operation the health care provider will assess the fitness of the person to have surgery. This ...
"Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Bariatric Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations". World ... Preoperative fasting is the practice of a surgical patient abstaining from eating or drinking ("nothing by mouth") for some ... The latest guidelines do not support preoperative fasting, as there is no difference in residual gastric fluid volume, pH or ... The latest guidelines do not support preoperative fasting, as there is no difference in residual gastric fluid volume, pH or ...
Agnew, Neil (2010-04-01). "Preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing". Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care ... He was chief of the division of "Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine" at the UCLA Harbor Hospital Medical ... "Karlman Wasserman - Chief, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Therapy in Torrance, California, United States of ... he accepted the position of Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and Chief of the Division or Respiratory and Critical Care ...
"Preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing". Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain. 10 (2): 33-37. doi: ...
"Routine Preoperative Tests for Elective Surgery (NG45)". National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. 5 April 2016. ... Sireci, AN (2015). "Hematology testing in urgent care and resource-poor settings: an overview of point of care and satellite ... ISBN 978-0-8261-7148-1. Dooley, EK; Ringler, RL (2012). "Prenatal care: touching the future". Primary Care: Clinics in Office ... Powell, DJ; Achebe, MO (2016). "Anemia for the primary care physician". Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. 43 (4): 527- ...
... open fracture care - which are considered a minimum level of care that first-level hospitals should be able to provide in order ... The pre-operative holding area is so important in the surgical phase since here is where most of the family members can see who ... Intensive Care and Neurorehabilitation Italian Study Group (2017). Mobilization in early rehabilitation in intensive care unit ... In the pre-operative holding area, the person preparing for surgery changes out of his or her street clothes and is asked to ...
Pre-operative fasting - 60 years on from Mendelson. Contin Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain (2006) 6 (6): 215-218 McCracken, Graham ... List of abbreviations used in medical prescriptions List of Latin phrases Per os Preoperative fasting Hanauer, [edited by] ... "Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting and the Use of Pharmacologic Agents to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration: ...
Royster, R. L., King, E. R., Ebersole, J., DeGiorgi, L. S., & Levitt, S. H. (1972). High dose, preoperative supervoltage ... Bottomley, William K., & Ebersole, J. H. (1966). Guidelines for dental care when patients receive radiation therapy to the head ...
Levy, D M (2006). "Pre-operative fasting-60 years on from Mendelson". Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain ... In intensive care, sitting patients up reduces the risk of pulmonary aspiration and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Measures ... Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. 6 (3): 327-33. doi:10.1097/01.mco.0000068970.34812.8b. PMID 12690267 ...
Incision care is needed to avoid infection and minimize scarring. Swelling and loss of appetite are common. Recovery from open- ... Preoperative physical therapy may reduce postoperative pulmonary complications, such as pneumonia and atelectasis, in patients ... "Heart Surgery , Incision Care". Retrieved 8 July 2016. "What to Expect After Heart Surgery" (PDF). sts. ... The results are available on the Care Quality Commission website. Another important source of complications are the ...
Critical Care & Pain. 6 (6): 215-218. doi:10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkl048. Enersen, OD. "Whonamedit - Mendelson's syndrome". ... Аспирационный пневмонит (синдром Мендельсона), Levy, DM (2006). "Pre-operative ...
Preoperative teaching if delivered competently is an important aspect of patient care. Positive effects of preoperative ... "Preoperative Care - procedure, recovery, blood, removal, pain, complications, time, infection". ... A surgical nurse, also referred to as a theatre nurse or scrub nurse, specializes in perioperative care, providing care to ... Pre-operative, the nurse must help to prepare the patient and operating room for the surgery. During the surgery, they assist ...
Perioperative and Supportive Care in Gynecologic Oncology:Evidence-Based Management (9780471247883): Scott E. Lentz, Allison E ... "Serum CA 125 levels in preoperative evaluation of pelvic masses". Obstet Gynecol. 71 (5): 751-6. PMID 3162763. Retrieved ... ISBN 978-1-94-206513-5. Gynecologic Oncology: Evidence-Based Perioperative and Supportive Care. Wiley Publishers. 2011. ISBN ... "ResearchGate:"Gynecologic Oncology: Evidence-Based Perioperative and Supportive Care, Second Edition" "Frontmatter", ...
Preoperative education is currently an important part of patient care. There is some evidence that it may slightly reduce ... TKA surgery has shown to decrease fall risk and fear of falling in pre-operative fallers with OA versus non-operative fallers ... Before the surgery is performed, pre-operative tests are done: usually a complete blood count, electrolytes, APTT and PT to ... In most medical-surgical hospital units that perform knee replacements, ambulation is a key aspect of nursing care that is ...
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (February 2014), "Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should ... Gutierrez-Aceves J (2011). "Preoperative Antibiotics and Prevention of Sepsis in Genitourinary Surgery". In Smith AD, Badlani ... Nicolle LE (May 2001). "The chronic indwelling catheter and urinary infection in long-term-care facility residents". Infection ... Bryan, Charles S. (2002). Infectious diseases in primary care. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. p. 319. ISBN 978-0-7216-9056-8. ...
Other trends include displaying a calm and relaxed attitude during preoperative care. They don't usually experience any ... Treatment of preoperative anxiety may include: Preoperative patient teaching or tours Accurate and thorough information about ... Preoperational anxiety, or preoperative anxiety, is a common reaction experienced by patients who are admitted to a hospital ... "Pre-operative Anxiety" Anaethesia. 51 (1996):344-346. EBSCO. Web. September 2009. Carr Eloise; et al. (2006). "Patterns and ...
... is a type of unnecessary health care, so the causes of unnecessary health care are also causes of overscreening. ... Brown, SR; Brown, J (May 2011). "Why do physicians order unnecessary preoperative tests? A qualitative study". Family Medicine ... The sources seem to presume that all health care providers know the concept of a "false positive" and that it is not a ... Physicians sometimes use screening as a placebo for patients who wish to have some kind of care. The physician may recommend ...
They perform preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care primarily in the operating theatre. Also known as operating ... critical care or emergency room care to show you know what it takes to work in a fast-paced, high-stakes care environment. Many ... The role also includes preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of the patient. The perianaesthesia nurse (recovery ... and other health care professionals. To work in the OR in a preoperative, intraoperative or postoperative nursing role in the ...
Peitzman, Andrew B.; Rhodes, Michael; Schwab, C. William (2008). The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Lippincott ... Hancharenka, V.; Tuzikov, A.; Arkhipau, V.; Kryvanos, A. (March 2009). "Preoperative planning of pelvic and lower limbs surgery ... Vincent, Jean-Louis (2011). Textbook of Critical Care (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders. p. 1523. ISBN ...
Preoperative anemia can increase the risk of needing a blood transfusion following surgery. Anemia can be temporary or long ... Smith RE (March 2010). "The clinical and economic burden of anemia". The American Journal of Managed Care. 16 Suppl Issues: S59 ... In order to determine an appropriate preoperative treatment, it is suggested that the cause of anemia be first determined. ... Critical Care. 23 (1): 278. doi:10.1186/s13054-019-2511-9. PMC 6688222. PMID 31399052. Martin, Niels D.; Scantling, Dane ( ...
"A Brief History of BSA Dosing". My Care Diagnostics. Asher V, Lee J, Bali A (September 2012). "Preoperative serum albumin is an ... "Customizing Chemotherapy for Better Cancer Care". My Care Diagnostics. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved ... Health care workers are also required to wash their hands with water and soap before and after working with antineoplastic ... The health care worker should also wipe all waste containers inside the ventilated cabinet before removing them from the ...
Preoperative anemia has been documented to range from 5% in female geriatric hip fracture patients to over 75% in colon cancer ... Patient Blood Management (PBM) is a set of medical practices designed to optimise the care of patients who might need a blood ... Patient Blood Management is an approach that can be implemented in hospital settings for taking care of people who require ... Patient blood management represents an international initiative in best practice for patient centered care that is supported by ...
Risk Factors are factored into account to assess for complications during the preoperative assessment. Some factors include ... A post-anesthesia care unit, often abbreviated PACU and sometimes referred to as post-anesthesia recovery or PAR, or simply ... More intensive care monitoring may include: Preparation and education for the use of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) units ... Preoperative medications received Access for medications (IV lines, Gauges used, Locations) Anesthetics Type Airway, Relaxant, ...
Pre-operative surgical planning is handicapped by the need to conserve X-ray film. In April 2009 there was an epidemic of ... SIGN Fracture Care International. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-02-23. Mi Mi Cho; Nyan Tun (2007). " ... The hospital staff understand the latest orthopedic care technologies, but lack the funds to buy instruments such as curved ... Department Ophthalmology Department Orthopaedics Department Dermatology Department Radiology Department Special Care Baby Unit ...
Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) SCIP is a national partnership of organizations [] that are ... Hence, "preoperative wait time" will increase as demand for surgery increases and/or surgical supply (operating room ... Part of a manager's job is to clearly communicate these factors to all parties involved in care delivery. There are times when ... In order of priority, governing principles of OR managers are to: (1) ensure patient safety and the highest quality of care; (2 ...
Preoperative embolization can improve the likelihood of a full tumor resection and reduce this risk. Radiosurgery could be a ... The prognosis of patients has been significantly enhanced by advances in surgical and critical care treatments. Maximum tumor ... Aljared T, Farmer JP, Tampieri D. Feasibility and value of preoperative embolization of a congenital choroid plexus tumour in ... and intensive care quality. Significant (12 percent) perioperative mortality occurs in the juvenile population, with ...
Information obtained during preoperative assessment is used to create a care plan for the patient. Findings from a systematic ... Perioperative care is the care that is given before and after surgery. It takes place in hospitals, in surgical centers ... The preoperative phase is used to perform tests, attempt to limit preoperational anxiety and may include the preoperative ... "Promoting perioperative advance care planning: a systematic review of advance care planning decision aids". Journal of ...
Golan G, Tighe P, Dobija N, Perel N, Keidan I (2009). "Clowns for the Prevention of Preoperative Anxiety in Children: A ... Clown Care, also known as hospital clowning, is a program in health care facilities involving visits from specially trained ... Professional Clown Doctors began working in hospitals in 1986 under a program called the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, ... "Medical Clowning: Even Adults Deserve a Dream." Social Work in Health Care 49: 581-598. Tener Dafna; Lev-Wiesel Rachel; Lang- ...
... monitored anesthesia care, general anesthesia). This includes preoperative assessment and intraoperative and postoperative ... "EKG Risks". Stanford Health Care. Retrieved 1 April 2019. Schläpfer, J; Wellens, HJ (29 August 2017). "Computer-Interpreted ...
"About AfPP". Association for Preoperative Practice. Retrieved 18 November 2015. About AfPP Association for Preoperative ... Its stated aims include "the promotion of high standards of perioperative care, the exchange of professional information ...
Medical specialty professional organizations discourage the use of routine cardiac imaging during pre-operative assessment for ... "ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Care for Noncardiac Surgery". Journal of the American ...
Preoperative Measures Used in War Surgery in China with Special Reference to the Delimiting Tourniquet. Published in 1944 ... While at the sanatorium, he recovered and eventually joined the medical staff, taking on responsibilities in patient care. Paul ... Paul also made arrangements with poor patients to facilitate their care including providing housing until complete recovery and ... Paul was responsible for negotiating with both sides to continue providing medical care to communities caught in the middle of ...
Liu J, Li H, Liu Z, Wu Q, Xu Y (2016-01-07). "Complete Preoperative Evaluation of Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal ... "Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect treatment at the…". Partners in Care. Retrieved 2022-09-08. "Congenital ... Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care. London: Springer. pp. 1527-1542. doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-4619-3_19. ISBN 978-1-4471-4619-3 ...
It offers accuracy comparable to the Kattan preoperative nomogram and can be calculated without tables or a calculator. Points ... The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines recommends use of the Cambridge Prognostic Groups (CPG) 5- ... In addition to the use of routinely available preoperative clinical-pathological variables such as PSA, biopsy Gleason score ( ... NICE guideline [NG131]". National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Retrieved 2022-10-03. American Society of ...
Auzinger, G; Wendon, J (April 2008). "Intensive care management of acute liver failure". Current Opinion in Critical Care. 14 ( ... Yuan, JZ; Ye, QF; Zhao, LL; Ming, YZ; Sun, H; Zhu, SH; Huang, ZF; Wang, MM (Aug 21, 2006). "Preoperative risk factor analysis ... Kim WR, Gross JB Jr, Poterucha JJ, Locke GR 3rd, Dickson ER (Jan 2001). "Outcome of hospital care of liver disease associated ... 15 mg/dl (255 μmol/L), not responding to standard medical care alter 3 days Renal dysfunction or hepatorenal syndrome. Hepatic ...
While the pre-operative alpha and beta blockade discussed above is overwhelmingly recognized as the standard of care, ... There are (3) major, well-recognized biochemical phenotypes that can be used by health care providers to direct patient care. ... December 2014). "Both preoperative alpha and calcium channel blockade impact intraoperative hemodynamic stability similarly in ... Santos JR, Wolf KI, Pacak K (February 2019). "A Necessity, Not a Second Thought: Pre-Operative Alpha-Adrenoceptor Blockade in ...
This is a pre-operative waiting area to accommodate patients coming in on the day of their planned surgery. In 2011 a new ... "Upgrade of critical care at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness". BBC News. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2017. "NHS board ... The hospital has a 30-bed Paediatric unit, where in-patient care in Medical Paediatrics; Oral Surgery, ENT (Ear, Nose and ... "Care centre awarded design prize". BBC News. 17 November 2006. "Maggie's Highlands: Architecture and Design". Maggie's Centres ...
The first hand transplant to achieve prolonged success was directed by a team of Kleinert Kutz Hand Care surgeons including ... "Hand Transplantation Treatment & Management: Medical Therapy, Preoperative Details, Intraoperative Details". 2022-03-04. {{cite ...
However, care should be exercised in extrapolating such data obtained from subcutaneous implants to intracardiac location and ... There is no description of the pre-operative condition of the patients concerning cardiac rhythm, various arrythmias, atrial ... Those measures were directed at systematic pre-operative dental examination and treatment, search for any hidden, potential ... extra care for the sterility and against possible contamination, correct positioning of the valve within the heart, especially ...
... preoperative sedation, for the induction of general anesthesia, and for sedation of people who are ventilated in critical care ... Liverpool Care Pathway (January 2005). "Care of the Dying Pathway (lcp) (Hospital)" (PDF). United Kingdom. Archived from the ... In the final stages of end-of-life care, midazolam is routinely used at low doses via subcutaneous injection to help with ... It is the most popular benzodiazepine in the intensive care unit (ICU) because of its short elimination half-life, combined ...
There have been reported cases in which pica recurs after gastric bypass in patients with a pre-operative history of the ... care, whereas the life expectancy gain was 5.1 years longer for obese adults without diabetes. Gastric bypass is indicated for ... care, whereas the life expectancy gain was 5.1 years longer for obese adults without diabetes. Concurrently, most patients are ... higher with one or more related comorbid conditions The Consensus Panel also emphasized the necessity of multidisciplinary care ...
When pre-operative imaging or clinical evaluation shows tumor invading the cervix, radiation can be given before a total ... In the United Kingdom, both an endometrial biopsy and a transvaginal ultrasound used in conjunction are the standard of care ... CT scans are used for preoperative imaging of tumors that appear advanced on physical exam or have a high-risk subtype (at high ...
Manyande, A., Berg, S., Gettins, D., Stanford, S. C., Mazhero, S., Marks, D. F., and Salmon, P., Preoperative rehearsal of ... 1, 1981, pp76-79 McKenna, G., Hevey, D., & Martin, E., Patients' and providers' perspectives on bibliotherapy in primary care. ... Cognitive behavioral therapy, Mind-body interventions, Self-care, Bibliotherapy). ...
Over 4,000 reported ingestions required a hospital stay, and 287 children required intensive care. And the AASM says there is ... Melatonin in comparison to placebo is effective for reducing preoperative anxiety in adults when given as premedication. It may ... be just as effective as standard treatment with benzodiazepine in reducing preoperative anxiety. Melatonin may also reduce ...
Khuri SF, Daley J, Henderson WG (2002). "The Comparative Assessment and Improvement of Quality Surgical Care in the Department ... The ACS NSQIP collects data on 135 variables, including preoperative risk factors, intraoperative variables, and 30-day ...
... where a physical therapist treats patients while other members of a multidisciplinary care team help in preoperative planning ... Physical therapists also practice in the non-patient care roles such as health policy, health insurance, health care ... Exercise rehabilitation following intensive care unit discharge for recovery from critical illness Following intensive care ... and wound care, whereas fellowships train specialists in a subspecialty (e.g. critical care, hand therapy, and division 1 ...
The joint can then be evaluated for tibial anteromedial rotation, taking care to recognize the possibility of posterolateral ... Failure of graft due to intrinsic mechanical forces should be prevented with preoperative alignment assessment (osteotomy ...
The universities in this project will have learning centers that are dedicated for surgical and obstetrical care at the end of ... Anesthesia ASA physical status classification system or pre-operative physical fitness Biomaterial Drain Endoscopy FACS ... "Hospital-Based Trauma Registries in Uganda" in The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care Volume 48(3) Mar ... The learning centers will train and certify primary care physicians, surgeons, instructors, and other health professionals as ...
Their main area of service is associated with post operative care for cardiac patients in the intensive care units (ICU) and ... The primary aim of the dental section is to provide preoperative dental clearance of the patients undergoing valve surgery. ... The intensive care has a capacity of 20 beds. The hospital has three Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. The Institute also ... A project for the establishment of a specialised, tertiary care centre for patients with cardiovascular diseases, was subject ...
Information from the scans, including imaging data registered with three-dimensional models created from pre-operative imaging ... improved clinical care of patients. 1985: Research Career Development Award, Brigham and Women's Hospital 1991: Visions in ...
Pre-operative severe left ventricular hypertrophy is a contributing factor to morbidity. The risk of dying as a result of ... After surgical aortic valve replacement, the patient will usually stay in an intensive care unit for 12-36 hours. Unless ...
Most of the cases are diagnosed intraoperatively and a preoperative diagnosis is rarely made in such cases. Management should ... standard appendectomy and herniorrhaphy without a mesh should be the standard of care. Amyand's hernia is commonly misdiagnosed ...
After catheter ablation, people are moved to a cardiac recovery unit, intensive care unit, or cardiovascular intensive care ... Also, people with a higher risk of AF, e.g., people with pre-operative hypertension, more than three vessels grafted, or ... Screening in primary care has been trialled in a number of countries. These include: a recent Canadian study conducted in 184 ... It is strongly associated with age, preoperative hypertension, and the number of vessels grafted. Measures should be taken to ...
An increasingly common aid to both pre-operative wound maintenance and post-operative graft healing is the use of negative ... ISBN 1-58890-076-2. "General data about burns". Burn Centre Care. Leonard, D.A.; Mallard, C.; Albritton, A.; Torabi, R.; ... ISBN 978-1-4511-0955-9. Herndon, David N. (2012). [ Total Burn Care] (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Saunders (Elsevier ... Dolezalek, Holly (April 17, 2013). "Progress MN: Wound Care Technologies Inc". Finance & Commerce. Retrieved December 24, 2020 ...
"The value of supplemental prognostic tests for the preoperative assessment of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus". ... incidence of normal pressure hydrocephalus and shunt outcome in patients residing in assisted-living and extended-care ...
Fear of surgery can be harmful to the patient if not taken care of properly before the surgery. Preoperative education and ... Fear of dental care is often diagnosed using a fear measurement instrument like Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale or the Modified ... A well-conducted preoperative information session should consider patient needs and the specificity of their age. Sufficient ... These simple things can lead to larger problems resulting in decaying teeth and poorly cared for gums. Age also makes a ...
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Meet the experts that make up the exceptional PreOperative Care Clinic team. ... Pre-Operative Care Clinic and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Anesthesiologist ... We care about your privacy. Read about your rights and how we protect your data. Get Details ×Dismiss Alert. ... The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press ...
Pre-operative assessment refer patients to specialist nurses, breast care service, colorectal, vascular, urology, cancer ... Our Hospitals/Care Organisations Our Hospitals/Care Organisations. *. Return to previous menu. Our Hospitals/Care Organisations ... Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. Mayo Building. Salford Royal. Stott Lane. Salford. M6 8HD ... A pre-operative assessment (Pre-Op) is an appointment where your fitness for surgery and anaesthesia is assessed. This involves ...
This Review provides guidelines for preoperative assessment in patients with liver disease, taking into account the nature and ... Accurate preoperative identification of patients with liver disease allows their treatment plans to be adjusted according to ... Preoperative Management of The Complications of Advanced Liver Disease. Clinical manifestation. Management considerations. ... Optimal preoperative management of the manifestations of advanced liver disease can reduce the risk of postoperative morbidity ...
A short-term regimen of high-dose preoperative radiotherapy reduces rates of local recurrence and improves survival among ... Improved survival with preoperative radiotherapy in resectable rectal cancer N Engl J Med. 1997 Apr 3;336(14):980-7. doi: ... Preoperative Care * Radiation Dosage * Radiotherapy, Adjuvant * Rectal Neoplasms / mortality * Rectal Neoplasms / pathology ... Conclusions: A short-term regimen of high-dose preoperative radiotherapy reduces rates of local recurrence and improves ...
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This suggests that preoperative differences in the immune system and capillary permeability status exist in patients at risk ... These differences are suitable for preoperative risk assessment and may be used for the benefit of the patient and to improve ... One-day preoperative serum levels of immunoglobulins, complement, cytokines and chemokines, soluble adhesion molecules and ... In a prospective study we investigated whether preoperative immune status differences exist in patients at risk for ...
Meticulous care from health care providers in the ICU may decrease the number of complications. ... Preoperative Details. The most important part of laryngotracheal reconstruction is the preoperative assessment. Assessment ... Preoperative view of a 4-month-old infant with acquired grade III subglottic stenosis from intubation. Vocal cords are in the ... Preoperative view of glottic stenosis and small glottic chink in a 2-year-old child. View Media Gallery ...
Preoperative Visit with the Surgeon. Caring for your child when surgery is not planned in advance. If your child needs ... Preparing for the preoperative visit. For elective or required surgeries, its valuable to prepare yourself before meeting with ... What you can expect during the preoperative visit. The surgeon will review any tests already done, your childs medical history ... Our main goal is to make health care cost-effective by offering health insurance solutions for individuals, families, and large ...
Care is taken to make sure the domes are at equal levels. If the suture is not perfect, it is removed and replaced. View Media ... Care is taken to make sure the domes are at equal levels. If the suture is not perfect, it is removed and replaced. ... Preoperative Details. Planning is key to successful rhinoplasty. The surgeon should undertake a careful and methodical ... Patients need careful preoperative counseling that final results may not be visible for 1-2 years. In patients with excessive ...
Your health care providers depend on you to tell them things they need to know. ... Principles of preoperative and operative surgery. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook ... You may need to visit a specialist who takes care of problems such as diabetes, lung disease, or heart disease. ... Your surgeon or provider will schedule an appointment, usually a few weeks before surgery That way, your doctors can take care ...
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Following pre-operative instructions is important to ensure a smooth procedure and an easy recovery process. Pre-op ... During your consultation prior to your procedure, your dentist or surgeon will discuss all medications and pre-operative ...
Primary care practices are frequently asked to do pre-operative evaluations or clearances on their own patients by a surgeon. ... Pre-operative clearance in primary care. Primary care practices are frequently asked to do preoperative evaluations or ... diagnosis coding primary care_E/M services primary care_essential resource primary care_modifiers primary care_other E/M ... and domiciliary care codes. Also, coding for prolonged care services gets another overhaul with revised codes and guidelines. ...
This commentary describes an initiative to improve the use of preoperative briefings as a training mechanism through strategies ... Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings. ... The trainees voice: recognising the importance of preoperative briefings for surgical trainees.. Citation Text:. Bethune R, ... This commentary describes an initiative to improve the use of preoperative briefings as a training mechanism through strategies ...
... we have established a pre-operative care strategy to maximize surgical outcomes. ... With this information, we can design a pre-op care plan to best set you up for a full recovery! ... Our physicians are fully dedicated to improving your current condition through surgical intervention, making pre-operation care ...
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Patient Care: Understanding how outcomes differ for smokers compared to nonsmokers allows physicians to suggest realistic ... Preoperative blood flows were comparable for smokers and non-smokers. Following surgery, improvement in the ICA flow ratio was ... The Effect of Preoperative Smoking on Cerebral Blood Flow and Cognitive Improvement after Carotid Revascularization. ... Conclusions: Preoperative smoking may limit cognitive improvement seen in nonsmokers one year following CEA. ...
Preoperative disinfection of surgeons hands: use of alcoholic solutions and effects of gloves on skin flora. Br Med J 1974;4: ... The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding ... Remove gloves after caring for a patient. Do not wear the same pair of gloves for the care of more than one patient, and do not ... hands during activities that involved direct patient-contact wound care, intravascular catheter care, respiratory-tract care, ...
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Perioperative Therapy Preoperative Chemotherapy Versus Chemoradiotherapy in Locally Advanced Gall Bladder Cancers ... Complete surgical excision is the standard of care for both gallbladder and pancreatic cancers. Unfortunately, majority of ... Perioperative Therapy Preoperative Chemotherapy Versus Chemoradiotherapy in Locally Advanced Gall Bladder Cancers (POLCAGB) * ... cancers not amenable for curative resection are often treated with chemotherapy alone which is the current standard of care. ...
Evaluating Thresholds to Adopt Hypofractionated Preoperative Radiotherapy as Standard of Care in Sarcoma. ... of providers require randomized phase III evidence to consider hypofractionated preoperative RT as a standard-of-care option, ... Data supporting hypofractionated preoperative radiation therapy (RT) for patients with extremity and trunk soft tissue sarcoma ... The survey queried whether data from a theoretical, multi-institutional, phase II study of 5-fraction preoperative RT could ...
PREOPERATIVE RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DISEASE WILLIAM F. MILLER, M. D.; WILLIAM F. MILLER, M. D. ... Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting and the Use of Pharmacologic Agents to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration: ... Impact of Preoperative Environmental Enrichment on Prevention of Development of Cognitive Impairment following Abdominal ... WILLIAM F. MILLER, J. ROBERT CADE, IVAN E. CUSHING; PREOPERATIVE RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DISEASE. ...
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  • Anesthesiologists provide anaesthesia during surgery and procedures, prepare patients for surgery in preoperative clinics, and provide postoperative care. (
  • and preoperative and postoperative care for patients with MIDCAB, CABG, and balloon angioplasty. (
  • Seven chapters are devoted to the sterilization procedure, moving from preoperative care, through anaesthesia and an illustrated guide to different surgical techniques, to postoperative care and the prevention and management of complications. (
  • The preoperative evaluation is an overall assessment of the patient's health to identify operative risks that may influence the recovery period. (
  • These differences are suitable for preoperative risk assessment and may be used for the benefit of the patient and to improve cost effectiveness. (
  • An intranasal examination is also a requisite part of any complete preoperative assessment. (
  • Using Preoperative Pelvic Floor Assessment to Predict Early Return of Continence after Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. (
  • Advice and Assessment before travelling for Medical care or Surgical care. (
  • The preoperative assessment is an important and integral part of NP primary care practice. (
  • One important theme identified was how communication pathways resulted in improved cohesiveness, reduced fragmentation of care and improved patient assessment preoperatively. (
  • N a bowel elimination ostomy and to use assessment tools that directly measure stoma self-care competence. (
  • Preoperative CT imaging is useful in the assessment of both nasolacrimal drainage and nearby anatomical structures. (
  • The goals of this article are to present guidelines for performing a complete preoperative evaluation and to highlight specific issues and management problems that arise in patients undergoing dermatologic surgery. (
  • Between March 1987 and February 1990, we randomly assigned 1168 patients younger than 80 years of age who had resectable rectal cancer to undergo preoperative irradiation (25 Gy delivered in five fractions in one week) followed by surgery within one week or to have surgery alone. (
  • A short-term regimen of high-dose preoperative radiotherapy reduces rates of local recurrence and improves survival among patients with resectable rectal cancer. (
  • In a prospective study we investigated whether preoperative immune status differences exist in patients at risk for postsurgical effusions and edema, and to what extent these differences permit prediction of the postoperative outcome. (
  • This suggests that preoperative differences in the immune system and capillary permeability status exist in patients at risk for postoperative effusions. (
  • Understanding Preoperative Breast Satisfaction among Patients Undergoing Mastectomy and Immediate Reconstruction: BREAST-Q Insights. (
  • Somatic mutations as preoperative predictors of metastases in patients with localized clear cell renal cell carcinoma - An exploratory analysis. (
  • Primary care practices are frequently asked to do preoperative evaluations or clearances on their own patients by a surgeon. (
  • Although a routine history and physical mandated by the hospital is included in the surgical payment, patients may need an evaluation by their primary care clinician, a cardiologist, pulmonologist, or other practitioner prior to surgery. (
  • This study's objective was to determine whether preoperative smoking in patients with carotid stenosis limits cognitive improvement following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). (
  • In addition, it provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health-care settings. (
  • Data supporting hypofractionated preoperative radiation therapy (RT) for patients with extremity and trunk soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are currently limited to phase II single-institution studies. (
  • We sought to understand the type and thresholds of clinical evidence required for experts to adopt hypofractionated RT as a standard-of-care option for patients with STS. (
  • The preoperative ratio of neutrophils to lymphocytes (NLR) has been proposed as a marker of poor outcome in patients having a resection for colorectal cancer (CRC). (
  • Consistently provides effective direct care, as part of the interdisciplinary team, to a variety of complex patients. (
  • Manages care and implements treatment plans at a refined skill level in collaboration with patients, their families, physicians and other members of the health care team. (
  • Preoperative anxiety, which affects about 80% of adult patients, can negatively affect recovery and pain. (
  • Often due to cultural reasons, we've found that some Latino patients do not question their health care providers and may be left with unanswered concerns, which can lead to increased levels of anxiety," said Zeev Kain, senior author of the study and Chancellor's Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Medicine, University of California, Irvine. (
  • Studies that help us understand the needs of our patients and the impact ethnicity, culture, gender and other factors might have on perioperative care are important. (
  • Preoperative anxiety is one of the most significant factors predicting mortality among postoperative cardiovascular patients. (
  • Latinos report significantly higher preoperative anxiety than Caucasian patients. (
  • Spanish-speaking Latinos reported significantly higher preoperative anxiety than English-speaking Caucasian or Latino patients, while English-speaking Latinos reported more anxiety than Caucasians. (
  • Our team is doing research to improve the Mohs procedure, ensuring that patients receive the most advanced care possible. (
  • Thus, by escalating the preoperative radiation dose, the amount of patients with a 'good' clinical response or pCR who are eligible for organ-preserving treatment can potentially be increased. (
  • Our perianesthesia nurses are highly skilled critical care professionals who care for patients requiring extended recovery care, overnight stay and discharge within 24 hours. (
  • Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures while providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. (
  • Demonstrated dedication to customer service and ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues. (
  • We performed a prospective randomized clinical trial to examine the effects of preoperative Immune Enhancing Diets (IEDs) on postoperative complications in Japanese patients who underwent curative colorectal cancer surgery. (
  • This study was also designed to evaluate the optimal dose of preoperative IEDs for the patients without malnutrition. (
  • Conclusion: In Japanese patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery, preoperative IEDs significantly reduced the rate of incisional SSI as compared with the control group. (
  • Very interestingly, in Japanese patients, preoperative 250ml/day IED intake may be adequate for colorectal cancer patients without malnutrition. (
  • This statement represents a joint effort of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) and the Ambulatory Surgical Care Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) concerning the safe anesthetic care of adult malignant hyperthermia (MH)-susceptible patients in a free-standing ambulatory surgery center (ASC). (
  • provides automated EEG analysis to localize epileptic brain regions in patients undergoing preoperative evaluation for epilepsy surgery. (
  • This provider be responsible for assessing patients' physical and psychosocial health status in advance of surgery by conducting a pre-anesthetic evaluation, educating patients about their day-of-surgery experience, addressing questions about anesthesia and pain management, coordinating care among health providers to ensure patients are well-optimized, discussing individualized perioperative risks, and engaging patients to participate actively in their care. (
  • This provider will work closely with other healthcare providers to provide a team based, high-value quality care to patients of all ages within an academic setting where teaching and learning is central to our work and mission. (
  • For patients with Washington State Medicaid, please refer to the Washington State Health Care Authority Transhealth Program page to learn about the letters and additional materials needed, such as the consent form . (
  • The global population's life expectancy is growing with a steady increase in the proportion of older patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).1. (
  • These issues in administering care in women are compounded by a change in this patient population, from a young, healthy group to an increasingly larger group of geriatric patients, including many who have chronic diseases (eg, obesity). (
  • Preoperative management is a dynamic process in which patients and physicians are interdependent. (
  • This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs. (
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common complications in critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICU). (
  • Il s'agissait d'une étude descriptive de 74 patients hospitalisés dans le Service en 2017. (
  • Elle a concerné les patients àgés de plus de 15 ans pris en charge dans le service et décédés en hospitalisation, en réanimation ou au bloc opératoire. (
  • And final y, it allows patients to The publication sought to transparently examine variations in care make informed decisions about possible treatment options. (
  • To identify and analyze the role of preoperative computed tomography (CT) in patients with tearing symptoms with nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). (
  • Patients with abnormal findings assessed by preoperative CT were further reviewed. (
  • The clinical and care settings of intensive care units (ICUs) are characterized by the increased severity of the patients' illness and the marked abundance of care and treatment modalities, making it difficult for the patients and their family members to provide their opinions about the experience during the patients' stay. (
  • At Animal Medical Center of Plano, we firmly believe that proper dental care is essential to the long-term health and comfort of not only our patients but also of our own pets. (
  • Job Description and Duties:Provides direct patient care by assisting patients with changing linens, ambulation, and transport. (
  • Abstract Objective: estimate the prevalence of anxiety in laryngectomy patients in the pre and postoperative periods and its relation with the self-care level. (
  • It was hoped that the utilization of this guideline in the center would improve care and make a difference in the lives of patients. (
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  • Trends in surgical care have lead to more focused sub-specialties which provide even more expertise for the treatment of our patients. (
  • Delivers positive airway pressure to stent open the upper airway, allowing for the preoperative delivery of positive pressure ventilation and oxygen for patients with a decreased level of consciousness. (
  • Comparison of oxygenation and ventilation in patients undergoing colonoscopy during anesthesia using the SuperNO2VA™ nasal PAP ventilation device vs. routine care: A prospective randomized trial. (
  • The aim of this study is to compare ventilation and oxygenation in obese patients under general anesthesia during colonoscopy using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) via a novel nasal mask (SuperNO2 VA™ nasal PAP ventilation device) vs. routine care. (
  • The review found reasonable evidence that implementation of patient care delivery models focussing on coordination of care and efficiency can contribute to reductions in length of stay for hospital patients. (
  • A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. (
  • The Grattan Institute report showed that 1 in 10 patients experience a complication and that if preoperative care was standardised, up to half of those complications would be prevented. (
  • special care when to admit tion, occurs in pernicious ane- persons in stable death rates for patients with annular ring to reduce the risk of others, but the other hand, is often present. (
  • We at BAJAJ EYE CARE CENTRE use an ASPHERIC WAVE FRONT OPTIMIZED PROFILE on MEL 80 excimer laser machine which is responsible of least glare and haloes problems in our patients. (
  • Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. (
  • More than half of Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery do some form of preoperative test, which experts call unnecessary, according to a recent study. (
  • The role of preoperative optimization of the nutritional status on the improvement of short-term outcomes after liver transplantation? (
  • Preoperative Sedative-hypnotic Medication Use and Adverse Postoperative Outcomes. (
  • Impact of preoperative plasma levels of interleukin 6 and interleukin 6 soluble receptor on disease outcomes after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. (
  • Reducing preoperative anxiety improves outcomes after surgery and decreases costs by helping to prevent emergency room visits and hospital readmissions, researchers say. (
  • The United States trails far behind other high-income countries on measures of health care affordability, administrative efficiency, equity, and outcomes. (
  • Improved workflow and communication between multidisciplinary teams result in improved decision making, improved outcomes and increased quality of care. (
  • Several nursing interventions and their direct and indirect outcomes were identified to promote self-care for the bowel elim- ination ostomy. (
  • S outcomes for promoting self-care in candidates for a bowel elimina- s t o m tion ostomy. (
  • From in-hospital care to casualty and rescue/extrication scenarios, our products prepare frontline healthcare workers to Be READY to deliver the care required to improve patient outcomes and save lives. (
  • CONCLUSION: Implementation of a pharmacy-driven BLA reconciliation significantly increased ß-lactam preoperative use without negative safety outcomes. (
  • Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons have fellowship training in the latest hip replacement surgical techniques, including anterior hip replacements We have perfected methods for the very best in pre-operative and post-operative care, preventing complications and getting the best outcomes for hip replacement surgery. (
  • In addition, reasonable evidence was found indicating that that the use of preoperative briefings and surgical safety checklists by operating teams can improve patient safety outcomes. (
  • Evaluating Thresholds to Adopt Hypofractionated Preoperative Radiotherapy as Standard of Care in Sarcoma. (
  • 13. Participants who have preoperative radiotherapy treatment as part of their care plan. (
  • The preoperative management of a patient with a surgical problem involves a diagnostic workup, a preoperative evaluation, and the preoperative preparation. (
  • Finally, the preoperative preparation involves procedures that are implemented based on the nature of the expected operation and the findings of the diagnostic workup and preoperative evaluation. (
  • The purpose of the preoperative workup is to assist the gynecologic surgeon in preparing their patient for surgery. (
  • A proper preoperative planning and workup helps preventing in overcorrections and under corrections. (
  • Sarcopenia on preoperative chest computed tomography predicts cancer-specific and all-cause mortality following pneumonectomy for lung cancer: A multicenter analysis. (
  • The additional time invested in a preoperative evaluation yields an improved patient-physician relationship and reduces surgical complications. (
  • Self-care competence in a bowel elimination ostomy is a factor commonly associated to facilitating adaptation to life with a stoma, improving quality of life, and reduc- ing stoma and peristomal skin complications. (
  • We at BAJAJ EYE CARE CENTRE use the most advanced femto laser ZEISS VISUMAX machine for BLADE FREE FLAPS and MORIA ONE USE PLUS MICROKERATOME for 90 microns flaps which have a track record of having least complications. (
  • Conclusions - This study reveals data on utilization and trends over time of preoperative anaesthesia consultations. (
  • One-day preoperative serum levels of immunoglobulins, complement, cytokines and chemokines, soluble adhesion molecules and receptors as well as clinical chemistry parameters such as differential counts, creatinine, blood coagulation status (altogether 56 parameters) were analyzed in peripheral blood samples of 75 children (aged 3-18 years) undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery (29 with postoperative effusions and edema within the first postoperative week). (
  • What care will be needed after the surgery? (
  • Your surgeon or provider will schedule an appointment, usually a few weeks before surgery That way, your doctors can take care of any medical problems you might have well before your surgery. (
  • You may also have a chest x-ray , lab tests, or an electrocardiogram (ECG) ordered by the anesthesia provider, your surgeon, or your primary care provider before surgery. (
  • Principles of preoperative and operative surgery. (
  • Exclusion of residents from surgery-intensive care team communication: a qualitative study. (
  • Following surgery, you will receive instructions about your care. (
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  • The PGCert in Surgery is designed for FY 1-2 and CT1-2 (and other roles working at this level eg Surgical Care Team). (
  • The PGCert in Surgery is designed for FY1-2, CT1-2 and members of the surgical care team working at that level. (
  • Often, though, your care team can go over details and answer questions right before the surgery. (
  • Deficiencies in multidisciplinary communication between providers (surgery, primary care, anesthesia, PAT nurses, and consultants) affect patient health status preoperatively decreasing quality and safety in the surgical suite. (
  • A statement on resuming ambulatory anesthesia care, as of the date of issuance, supported by our affiliate societies - the American Society of Anesthesiologists ( ASA ) and Ambulatory Surgery Center Association ( ASCA) . (
  • 1. Smith MD, McCall J, Plank L, Herbison GP, Soop M, Nygren J. Preoperative carbohydrate treatment for enhancing recovery after elective surgery. (
  • SAGES improves quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. (
  • Cheshire Medical Center 's Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery are seeking an Physician Assistant (PA) to join their team within the Preoperative Care Clinic . (
  • Using multivariate analysis, the factors significantly associated with acute kidney injury were age, diabetes, preoperative chronic kidney disease and emergent surgery. (
  • Caring for women who are about to undergo gynecologic surgery is challenging. (
  • Moreover, technologic advances in laparoscopy, robotics, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and the rapid introduction of surgical devices have created conflict between the surgeon's desire to provide the most current care and rising healthcare costs. (
  • Normal healthy women undergoing minor procedures may be seen by both the surgeon and the anesthesia personnel on the day of surgery in the preoperative holding area. (
  • Abstract Objective: to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with preoperative anxiety in children who wait for outpatient surgery. (
  • The pharmacist intervention (PI) group was compared to a standard of care (SOC) group who underwent surgery from November 2017 to March 2018. (
  • IMSEAR at SEARO: Improving the quality of pre-operative nursing care in the operating room through participatory action research at the community hospital Chon Buri / Busakorn Phongchawalit. (
  • We have established protocols for pre-operative and post-operative knee care to help you recover faster and get the best surgical outcome possible. (
  • See PHIL 20249, for a preoperative view of the baby's umbilical defect, and PHIL 20331, for a post-operative view depicting the healed umbilical region of her abdominal wall. (
  • A Combination of Biochemical and Pathological Parameters Improves Prediction of Postresection Survival After Preoperative Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer: The PANAMA-score. (
  • Locally advanced Gall bladders cancers not amenable for curative resection are often treated with chemotherapy alone which is the current standard of care. (
  • Additionally, a 5-point histological tumor regression grade (TRG) scoring system according to the extent of intralesional residual tumor cells and fibrosis was established to evaluate the efficacy of preoperative chemotherapy in colorectal liver metastases (CRLMs) [ 7 ]. (
  • DSN: CC37.NAMCS91.DRUG ABSTRACT This report provides documentation for users of the 1991 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) Micro-Data Tapes for Drug Mentions. (
  • Introduction I. DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL AMBULATORY MEDICAL CARE SURVEY The (NAMCS) is a national survey of patient visits to physicians' offices. (
  • SEE NAMCS PATIENT DATASET NAMES FOR DSN ABSTRACT General Information This material provides documentation for users of the Micro-Data tapes of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. (
  • 2Introduction This Micro-Data Tape comprises the data collected by the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) in 1989, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (
  • The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey provides data from samples of patient records selected from a national sample of office-based physicians. (
  • To identify and define the potential issues causing delays and cancellations in the PAT clinic and create a multidisciplinary team communication and collaboration checklist of preoperative patient status and consulting needs centralized between stakeholders. (
  • The providers utilized a semi structured questionnaire and interview, an implementation checklist and post implementation questionnaire to identify and correct preoperative issues that increased delays and cancellations. (
  • The results showed that increasing communication between the multidisciplinary teams decreased the incidence of preoperative delays and cancellations. (
  • This was an observational study approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee in a tertiary care hospital between 2020 and 2021. (
  • Cedars-Sinai's Preoperative (PreOp) and Post Anesthesia care (PACU) Outpatient Short Stay unit (OSU) is located in the state-of-the-art Advanced Health Science Pavilion. (
  • Registered Nurse - Preoperative and Post Anesthesia Care - 12-Hour Nights 8pm- $10,000 Hiring Incentive! (
  • The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. (
  • The preoperative consultation and evaluation is an important interaction between the patient and the physician. (
  • Relationship Based Care - Self and Colleagues: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience. (
  • Innovation: is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research. (
  • Understanding why anxiety may be a particular problem among Latinos will help surgeons and physician anesthesiologists address the issue and achieve the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim of improved patient care experience, improved health among specific patient populations and reduced costs, they note. (
  • Only visits in the offices of nonfederally employed physicians classified by the American Medical Association (AMA) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as 'office-based, patient care' were included in the 1991 NAMCS. (
  • Conclusion: Choanal atresia care consensus recommendations are aimed at improving patient-centered care in neonates, infants and children with choanal atresia. (
  • As a Registered Nurse in PreOp PACU OSU you will assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care within this specialty patient population. (
  • plan and implement individualized patient care based on observations. (
  • This is all done so that the patient is aware and involved in their care decisions. (
  • Even though the findings can be generalized due to low patient numbers the checklist has the potential to improve workflow throughout the preoperative process. (
  • Dartmouth Health Cheshire Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader in population health and the patient-centered medical home care delivery model. (
  • The current climate in medicine is fraught with issues involving quality of care, professional liability, availability of information via the Internet, patient input into her care, and dwindling healthcare dollars. (
  • Communicate the results of the whole evaluation to the patient, surgeon, primary care physician (PCP), and anesthesiology team. (
  • Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient. (
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient. (
  • We recorded demographic information, medical history, physical examination, laboratory examination and therapeutic regimen of each patient in the intensive care unit within 24 h after admission of ICU. (
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  • Working with primary care providers, gastroenterologists, radiologists, oncologists, cardiologists and many other specialty practitioners to provide the individual care each patient requires. (
  • For each patient, preoperative and postoperative CBCT, photographs, and orthodontic casts were taken before and 6 months after operation to analyse soft tissue changes, in terms of magnitude and direction in correlation to hard tissue changes, using linear and angular measurements. (
  • We at Animal Medical Center of Plano understand our pets need dental care, so we brush when we can, we employ methods like water additives, dental chews, wipes, and toys, and definitely, annual or biannual dental examinations and cleanings. (
  • The surgeon should undertake a careful and methodical preoperative anatomic analysis. (
  • In this preoperative physical examination, the surgeon must visualize the underlying anatomy a structure. (
  • This may be done by your surgeon or your primary care provider. (
  • No specific preoperative preparation is required outside of meeting with your surgeon who may order an ultrasound if you have not had one, as well as some baseline blood work. (
  • is a rapid access, point-of-care medical reference for primary care and emergency clinicians. (
  • Also, additional preoperative nasal endoscopy may ensure the appropriate lacrimal operation. (
  • A collaborative consortium-based approach may be the most pragmatic means for developing consensus protocols and pooling data to gradually introduce hypofractionated preoperative RT into routine practice. (
  • General practitioners were rarely involved in routine care. (
  • On the basis of allergy history and a decision algorithm, first-line preoperative antibiotics, alternative antibiotics, or allergy testing referral was recommended. (
  • A well-run preoperative anesthesia clinic (PAT) is essential to ensure and enhance the delivery of safe and quality care. (
  • Preoperative prediction can reduce the incidence of unanticipated difficult mask ventilation (DMV). (
  • Prediction of DMV with preoperative risk score can lead to better anticipation of difficult airway management. (
  • With the appropriate preoperative evaluation and precautions, many dermatologic procedures may be safely performed. (
  • Epilog PreOp automates the analysis of preoperative EEG data and provides the results in a concise report with clear 3D visualization for optimal preoperative evaluation. (
  • The purpose of the preoperative evaluation is not to provide a general screening examination. (
  • [ 2 ] Many medical conditions can change or occur within a few weeks, days, or hours after the preoperative evaluation. (
  • A thorough medical and surgical history and review of systems regarding significant medical conditions is an important start to the preoperative evaluation. (
  • Utility of genetic evaluation in infants with congenital heart defects admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit. (
  • Preoperative ultrasound-guided incisional biopsy may enhance the pathologic accuracy of cutaneous melanoma diagnosis. (
  • Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum and diseases of the diaphragm. (
  • The survey queried whether data from a theoretical, multi-institutional, phase II study of 5-fraction preoperative RT could change practice. (
  • Thus surgical care and anaesthesia should be considered as a core aspect of universal health coverage. (
  • A "rapid review" of literature focussing on coordination of care in hospitals was carried out to support this project. (
  • Para este fin, se seleccionaron estudios pu- blicados en portugués, inglés y español en las bases de datos Web of Science, CINAHL y Scopus al 9 de noviembre de 2020. (
  • The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. (
  • provide administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care. (
  • The integrated delivery of surgical care is an important and growing need for the treatment of various health conditions across the life-course. (
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  • American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.PHYSICAL DEMANDSJob requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling, bending/stooping. (
  • More research is needed to help health care providers understand the impact ethnicity and culture might have on perioperative care. (
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  • The name of the person authorized to submit the NPI application or to officially change data for a health care provider. (
  • While noting that sterilization is a highly effective and safe method of contraception, the book concentrates on the many issues and practical details that must be considered in order to ensure that services are voluntary, medically safe and effective, appropriate to the health care system, well managed, efficient, and acceptable to clients. (
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  • Interventions to Promote Self-Care in a Candidate for a Bowel Elimination Os- tomy: Scoping Review. (
  • Effective January 1, 2023, the AMA has revised the definitions and guidelines for hospital and other E/M services, including ED visits, nursing facility services, home services, and domiciliary care codes. (
  • The study was carried out at a tertiary care hospital located in Western India after obtaining approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee. (
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI) has high morbidity and mortality in intensive care units (ICU). (
  • To understand the service quality in intensive care units (ICUs), we investigated the expected and perceived service quality of ICU care. (
  • These medically necessary preoperative evaluations are paid by Medicare and insurance companies. (
  • Six years after he explored the high cost of medical care in McAllen in "The Cost Conundrum," The New Yorker's Atul Gawande returns and finds improvement has been made in cutting Medicare costs in the city. (
  • The trainee's voice: recognising the importance of preoperative briefings for surgical trainees. (
  • This commentary describes an initiative to improve the use of preoperative briefings as a training mechanism through strategies like increased emphasis on identifying team members and assigning specific tasks. (
  • Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings. (
  • Preoperative Period" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) . (
  • offers essential information on emergency, trauma, and critical care. (