Cell-seeded autologous chondrocyte implantation: Go simple

Several studies have investigated autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) to treat full-thickness articular cartilage defects and shown success rates of more than 75 %, report Harvard......

ESRA 2017: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

Local infiltration anesthesia, needle tracking systems, safety paradigms in peripheral nerve blocks and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia have been main topics on the agenda of the 35th ESRA......

GERD: Laparoscopic versus conventional Nissen fundoplication

“A plea for patient counseling and clarification” is how Dutch researchers titled their study on long-term outcome after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) versus conventional Nissen......

Cell-seeded autologous chondrocyte implantation: Go simple

Several studies have investigated autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) to treat full-thickness articular cartilage defects and shown success rates of more than 75 %, report Harvard......

ESRA 2017: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

Local infiltration anesthesia, needle tracking systems, safety paradigms in peripheral nerve blocks and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia have been main topics on the agenda of the 35th ESRA......

GERD: Laparoscopic versus conventional Nissen fundoplication

“A plea for patient counseling and clarification” is how Dutch researchers titled their study on long-term outcome after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) versus conventional Nissen......

Mask method reduces postoperative pharyngolaryngeal complications

Postoperative pharyngolaryngeal complications are frequently seen after laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion, say researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in......

Intradialytic hypertension: Pathophysiology and implications

Ten to 15 percent of hemodialysis (HD) patients regularly experience intradialytic hypertension. According to recent reports, intradialytic hypertension (of any magnitude) increases mortality risk...

Primary wound closure after open fracture

On the topic of open fractures, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada investigated two questions: one, what is the proportion of subjects who develop deep infection or nonunion after......

Long-term predictors after endovascular treatment of aneurysmal SAH

More and more patients are undergoing endovascular treatment for their poor-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), report researchers from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and Wenzhou Medical...

Supraglottic or endotracheal in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

The laryngeal tube suction II (LTS II) is a supraglottic airway device (SAD) with a gastric drainage tube and better seal properties than other SADs. Hence its possible use in situations with an......

(Kidney) size matters

The length of the kidney – often measured during routine abdominal ultrasonography – might help to identify patients at high (cardio)vascular and renal risk, say Dutch nephrologists at the......

Children after ACL reconstruction: Early return to sport increases risk

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft failure and contralateral ACL tears are more frequent in children and adolescents than adults, report orthopedic surgeons at Duke University Medical Center......

Bariatric surgery, perinatal complications

Bariatric operations in women of childbearing age are associated with increased risks for subsequent perinatal complications. However, some of these risks may decrease two years after surgery,......

Optimal dosing and compliance of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis

In the present study, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine (US) describe a quality improvement project aimed at optimizing the administration of preoperative antimicrobials as...

Renal function and sodium intake: A review

Recent guidelines propose a dietary sodium intake of less than 2.0 g or even less than 1.5 g daily for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), report Japanese nephrologists at the Teikyo......

THA: New acetabular component improves outcomes

Spanish orthopedic surgeons performed 612 alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasties (THA) with two different acetabular components: Group 1 was treated with a relatively smooth hydroxyapatite......

Malignant large-bowel obstruction: Stenting versus stoma

The subject at hand: The optimal treatment of patients with colorectal cancer and malignant large-bowel obstruction (MLBO). The question in detail: What is the comparative effectiveness of......

Laparoscopic surgery: Deep blocking for space

Neuromuscular block (NMB) is a frequently used intervention in abdominal surgery. Its aim is to relax the abdominal wall, prevent sudden muscle contraction and thereby improve surgical conditions....

How urinary metabolites and genetics influence chronic kidney disease

Nephrologists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed data of the Framingham Offspring Cohort. The aim: to determine the association between urinary metabolites, genetic variants,......

Cartilage chips

Recently, studies demonstrated that the repair of chondral injuries by cartilage chips is clinically feasible. In the present controlled laboratory study, Danish researchers at Aarhus University......

Lymph nodes: Suspicious but still negative

An interesting question investigated by Chinese researchers at the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine: If breast cancer patients are clinically node-negative, have suspicious axillary...

Pulmonary aspiration during procedural sedation

Pulmonary aspiration is a well-known complication of general anesthesia. By contrast, there is only sparse data on aspiration during procedural sedation, say anesthetists at the Boston Children’s......

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