10 years experience with mastectomy and tissue expander

In 2002, researchers at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, initiated an integrated approach to skin sparing mastectomy in breast cancer patients: a  tissue expander placement......

Monitoring cardiac output in perioperative medicine

Cardiac output (CO) measurement is crucial for the guidance of therapeutic decisions in critically ill and high-risk surgical patients. Completely non-invasive CO technologies have recently been......

Maintenance dialysis: Depression and poor social support drive readmission rates

Maintenance dialysis patients frequently need to be readmitted within 30 days. From prior studies, certain risk factors for readmission are already known, including comorbid conditions, laboratory...

10 years experience with mastectomy and tissue expander

In 2002, researchers at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, initiated an integrated approach to skin sparing mastectomy in breast cancer patients: a  tissue expander placement......

Monitoring cardiac output in perioperative medicine

Cardiac output (CO) measurement is crucial for the guidance of therapeutic decisions in critically ill and high-risk surgical patients. Completely non-invasive CO technologies have recently been......

Maintenance dialysis: Depression and poor social support drive readmission rates

Maintenance dialysis patients frequently need to be readmitted within 30 days. From prior studies, certain risk factors for readmission are already known, including comorbid conditions, laboratory...

Choice of foot strike and footwear can increase tendinopathy

The Achilles tendon was the mythical hero’s weak spot. In mere humans, it is the most common site of tendon overuse injury, report researchers at the University of Exeter (UK). They investigated......

Real-time tumor detection with fluorescent peptide

Positive surgical margins remain a significant challenge in breast cancer surgery, say surgeons at the University of California in San Diego. But better methods are at hand, such as the new......

Medication errors in pediatric anesthesia

Pediatric anesthesia practice is a particular challenge due to the increased need for dilution and manipulation of medications and weight-based dosing, which increases the risk of medication......

Erythropoietin hyporesponsiveness in dialysis – and the role statins play

Should hemodialysis (HD) patients take statins or not? According to Japanese researchers at the Showa University in Tokyo, there is ample evidence to support lipid-lowering therapy with statins in...

Pediatric finger and hand injuries

A study for pediatric surgeons and/or parents everywhere: After the head, the hand is the second most frequently injured region of the body in children. In the present study, German surgeons at......

40-year follow-up of esophageal problem

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (US) present long-term follow-up data of adults whose esophageal atresia/tracheaesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) was surgically corrected at a young age. The...

Watch lactate levels during craniotomy

An increase is serum lactate is not uncommon during craniotomy, a procedure that is performed hundreds of thousands of time every year in the United States. The causes are most often a result of......

Testosterone, males and mortality

In healthy men, low circulating testosterone levels are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death. For male patients on hemodialysis (HD), in whom testosterone deficiency is......

Pancreatitis: Honing in on histones predicts organ failure and mortality

One of the many challenges still associated with acute pancreatitis is its early prediction, say English and Chinese researchers. Animal studies have indicated that histones show an early increase...

Loss of resistance: Go bananas

What device should you use to teach the detection of loss of resistance (LOR) during epidural puncture: dedicated simulators that cost between 1,500 € and 3,000 € – or a banana? Researchers at the...

AKI: No matter how severe (or not), renal decline will follow

No matter how severe an episode of acute kidney injury is (AKI), and irrespective of proteinuria and post-episode function, it is always associated with increased subsequent renal decline; this......

Geriatric trauma: Low energy, high mortality

What is the survival of geriatrics after high-energy trauma? Is there a difference to those who suffered low-energy trauma? What are the predictors of mortality? US-American researchers at the......

Sexual function after breast cancer surgery

Treating physicians know that many breast cancer patients suffer from sexual dysfunction. However, despite the high number of patients affected, there is still a lack of data on this topic, say......

Viva Las Vegas ventilation

The Las Vegas trial is an observational study conducted in 146 hospitals across 29 countries. Its aim was the investigation of the epidemiology, practice of ventilation and outcome for patients at...

Global cardiovascular and renal outcomes of reduced GFR

Chronic kidney disease is prevalent worldwide in the adult population. In the US and in Sub-Sahara Africa, approximately 13 percent of adults are thought to suffer from CKD, in Japan, the number......

Liposomal bupivacaine in ankle fractures

New positive findings for ankle fractures requiring Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF): Local intraoperative infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine (together with standard bupivacaine) affords...

“Awake” clipping of cerebral aneurysms

During microsurgical clipping of cerebral aneurysms, the two steps at which patients are most at risk for neurological morbidity are 1) temporary clipping time and 2) permanent clipping of the......

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