Bionic hand reconstruction after global brachial plexopathies

Global brachial plexus lesions with multiple root avulsions are among the most severe nerve injuries with the consequence of lifelong disability, remind researchers at the Medical University of......

Regional blocks under deep sedation: a review

Prof. Peter Marhofer of the Department of General Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna conducted this review on regional anesthesia in sedated or......

Endocarditis in end stage renal disease

Endocarditis is a serious complication in patients undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT). In the present study, researchers at the Herlev-Gentofte Hospital University of Copenhagen (Denmark)......

Bionic hand reconstruction after global brachial plexopathies

Global brachial plexus lesions with multiple root avulsions are among the most severe nerve injuries with the consequence of lifelong disability, remind researchers at the Medical University of......

Regional blocks under deep sedation: a review

Prof. Peter Marhofer of the Department of General Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna conducted this review on regional anesthesia in sedated or......

Endocarditis in end stage renal disease

Endocarditis is a serious complication in patients undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT). In the present study, researchers at the Herlev-Gentofte Hospital University of Copenhagen (Denmark)......

Preserving spinal motion

Fusion is one of the most commonly performed spinal procedures, and the indications for this intervention cover a wide range of spinal problems. However, eliminating motion on one level will lead......

Recurrence of solitary fibrous tumors: Size matters (as does location)

Recent data suggest significant late metastatic capacity of solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs), contradicting previous records that suggested they are clinically indolent, warn surgeons at the......

Calling Doctor Internet? Not for anesthesia consultations

In today’s world, the internet is the clear number one information tool. French authors recently investigated which information patients about to undergo elective surgery were looking for,......

Hemodialysis: CVP, ultrasound and adverse events

Two questions regarding hemodialysis patients: 1) What is the correlation of central venous pressure (CVP) with ultrasonographic measurement of central veins? And 2), how are these variables......

TKR, KOA and gout

According to several cross-sectional and retrospective case-control studies, gout seems to be associated with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), say rheumatologists from Singapore. However, to date there......

"Bioengineering a human face graft"

The “matrix of identity” is how the authors of the present study call a human face graft, a “new pathway in tissue engineering”. This new pathway is necessary, explain the researchers at the......

Anesthesiology systematic reviews: Too heterogeneous?

Many systematic reviews (SR) in anesthesiology do not provide sufficient detail regarding heterogeneity, say US-American researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science. The...

The ANCA update

What is new regarding ANCA glomerulonephritis and vasculitis? Researchers at the University of North Carolina (US) give an overview based on current literature: Epidemiology and pathogenesis: ...

How to predict walking after spinal cord injury

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options. In the present study, Canadian researchers show a new version of an already existing clinical......

Fat grafting in breast reconstruction improves psychosocial well-being

Foto: iStock.com/SilviaJansen Studies have demonstrated that fat grafting is a useful adjunct to breast reconstruction for the treatment of contour irregularities and volume deficits. In the......

Neuromuscular blockade affects facemask ventilation

In a “cannot intubate” scenario, facemask ventilation of the lungs is a potentially vital rescue intervention. In the present study, German researchers from the University Hospital of Cologne and......

BMI identifies high-risk renal transplant patients

Body mass index (BMI) has a number of important associations for kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), say nephrologists at the University of Ferrara in Italy: For one, KTRs are bound to develop......

ACL reconstruction is cost-effective

Acute tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common injuries among competitive athletes, and following treatment these players need to return to competitive play quickly. This is......

Cardiac surgery associated with acute and chronic kidney damage

30 to 50 percent of patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease experience some form of cardiac-surgery associated acute kidney injury (CS-AKI), report nephrologists at the University...

Predicting distal radius fracture healing

An interesting study design was developed by researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland: Who has the best ability to predict distal radius fracture healing: one individual surgeon (expert......

Wireless monitoring before and after cancer surgery

Is it feasible to wirelessly monitor patient-centered outcomes and recovery before and after major abdominal cancer surgery? Researchers at the City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California,......

Indices for monitoring nociception during general anesthesia

Regarding diagnostic accuracy and prediction probability for nociceptive response, which is the optimal approach: an analgesic index or clinical parameters? Researchers at the University Medical......

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