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Response to: Would Dedicated Emergency Surgery Professionals Improve the Emergency General Surgery Service and Reduce the “Weekend Effect”?

Richard S. Hoehn 0 0 Cincinnati Research in Outcomes and Safety in Surgery (CROSS), Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine , 231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0558, Cincinnati, OH 45267

General thoracic surgery in India—the time is now

relevance to the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the number of surgeons with specific training in general thoracic surgery and in the care of these problems is small. Given the ... their substantial skill and labor to the management of patients with lung pathology as well. It is with the intent of reinvigorating the discussion of general thoracic surgery that this special issue was

Surgical treatment of adhesion-related chronic abdominal and pelvic pain after gynaecological and general surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Chronic pain is a frequent post-operative complication, affecting ~20–40% of patients who have undergone surgery of the female genital or alimentary tract. Chronic pain is an important risk factor ... the type of intervention (adhesion barriers vs. no adhesion barrier), study type (randomized trial vs. cohort), quality of study (low risk of bias vs. high risk of bias), setting (general surgery vs

Setting Standards for Reporting and Quantification in Fluorescence-Guided Surgery

Dam 0 Alexander Vahrmeijer 2 Jacobus Burggraaf 0 Department of Surgery , Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and Intensive Care , University Medical Center, University of Groningen , Hanzeplein 1 ... , 9713, GZGroningen , the Netherlands 1 Centre for Human Drug Research and Leiden Center for Academic Drug Research , Zernikedreef 8, 2333, CLLeiden , the Netherlands 2 Department of Surgery, Leiden

Emergency General Surgery: evolution of a subspecialty by stealth

Background Emergency surgical patients account for around half of all NHS surgical workload and 80 % of surgical deaths. Few trainees opt to CCT in General Surgery, and there is no recognised

Early Consequences of Pectus Excavatum Surgery on Self-Esteem and General Quality of Life

Prospective observational longitudinal multicenter cohort study. Self-esteem, emotional limitations and general health were assessed using the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in patients under 18 and the World

Preventing Wernicke Encephalopathy After Bariatric Surgery

Half a million bariatric procedures are performed annually worldwide. Our aim was to review the signs and symptoms of Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) after bariatric surgery. We included 118 WE cases ... insights into WE following bariatric surgery. Recently published studies on treatment perspectives of WE in general and psychiatric hospitals are alarming: European as well as American studies demonstrated

Quality in Spine Surgery

delivered. This article discusses the trials and techniques of measuring quality in spine surgery. A detailed analysis of advantages and disadvantages of various measures of quality, including process ... through modern practice. Quality; Value; Spine; Outcomes - I primarily of the decompression of lesions n the early 1970s, spine surgery consisted compressing the neural

Current status of international experiences in general surgery residency programs in the United States

Background The aim of this study is to identify, quantify, and characterize the international experiences available for general surgery residents in the general surgery residency programs in the

Hospital Teaching Status and Patients’ Outcomes After Colon Cancer Surgery

Sciences, Leiden University Medical Center , Leiden , The Netherlands 4 Co-operating General Hospitals , Leiden , The Netherlands 5 Department of Surgery, Gelre Hospital , Zutphen , The Netherlands ... structural factors also influencing this quality, such as hospital teaching status. This study evaluates short-term outcomes after colon cancer surgery of patients treated in general, teaching or academic

Voice quality preservation in thyroid surgery with neuromonitoring

postoperative V-Score for the V-RQOL (p = 0.00648) was observed.ConclusionsThe use of neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery is beneficial for patients to improve voice quality. The identification and preservation of ... , Poland 1 Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Isotope Therapy, Wroclaw Medical University , Wroclaw , Poland 2 Department and Clinic of General, Gastroenterological and Endocrine Surgery, Wroclaw

Obesity – a risk factor for postoperative complications in general surgery?

complications and long-term survival after surgery. Methods A single-centre prospective analysis of postoperative complications in 4293 patients undergoing general surgery was conducted, with a median follow-up ... for underweight patients. Our findings suggest that a tendency to regard obesity as a major risk factor in general surgery is not justified. It is the underweight patient who is most at risk of major

Geriatricians and the older emergency general surgical patient: proactive assessment and patient centred interventions. Salford-POP-GS

Increasing numbers of older patients require Emergency admission under General Surgery (EGS). This is a group of heterogeneous and often complex individuals with varying degrees of multimorbidity ... models and describe our experience in the planning, development and consolidation of a perioperative service for older EGS patients. Emergency general surgery (EGS); Multidisciplinary; Perioperative Care

Perioperative Complications are Associated With Adverse Long-Term Prognosis and Affect the Cause of Death After General Surgery

describes long-term mortality rates and causes of death in a general surgical population. Furthermore, we explore the effect of postoperative complications on mortality. Methods A single-centre analysis of ... surgery requiring hospitalization or day-case surgery was also collected. Finally, we documented the type of anaesthesia, divided into general and/or regional. Validation of the database using a random

Survival After Emergency General Surgery: What can We Learn from Enhanced Recovery Programmes?

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been adopted by many centres and across whole healthcare systems. The results have shown significant reductions in length of stay and postoperative

Decision-making about surgery in the elderly

precipitating events. This has been shown in a number of studies performed in cardiac, oncological, vascular, orthopedic, and general surgery [ 3 ], where frailty was reported to be associated with increased ... Perioperative Geriatric Medicine, University of San Marino , San Marino 2 Gabriella Bettelli Vol.:(011233456789) - At the beginning of the third millennium, surgery in the older patient has become more and

Shaping the future of liver surgery

Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna , Austria Postoperative Outcome; Liver Dysfunction; Therapeutic Approaches; Hepatic Progenitor Cells; Von Willebrand Factor Summary Background While liver surgery has become a ... procedure with a high degree of personalization to the patients’ needs [3]. The former limitations of liver surgery, namely, bleeding at the site of resection, bilobar tumor growth, and multiple metastasis

Technological innovation in orthopaedic surgery: balancing innovation and science with clinical and industry interests

4 0 Department of Health Research Methods , Evidence, and Impact , McMaster University , Hamilton , Canada 1 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University , Hamilton ... Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Kantonsspital Baselland (Bruderholz , Liestal, Laufen), Bruderholz , Switzerland Vol.:(011233456789) - Over the last decades, many technological

Combined epidural-general anesthesia was associated with lower risk of postoperative complications in patients undergoing open abdominal surgery for pheochromocytoma: A retrospective cohort study

Background Current evidences show that regional anesthesia is associated with decreased risk of complications after major surgery. However, the effects of combined regional-general anesthesia remain ... transfusion after surgery [12]. However, whether combined regional-general anesthesia has advantage over simple general anesthesia remains controversial. We hypothesized that, for patients who planned to

Surgery and quantum physics

novel data on endocrine surgery, esophago-gastrointestinal surgery, colorectal surgery, hepato-bilio-pancreatico-digestive disease management, and treatment of infectious disorders of the skin. Again, it