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We would like to thank Dr. Cattano for his comments regarding our article, “A Perioperative Systems Design to Improve Intraoperative Glucose Monitoring Is Associated with a Reduction in Surgical Site Infections in a Diabetic Patient Population.”1 Our local implementation of the glucose bundle primarily focused on (1) implementation of intraoperative decision support, (2) departmental agreement around the utility of intraoperative glucose monitoring, and (3) broadened availability of intraoperative glucose point-of-care testing. The implementation of this bundle was a free-standing initiative, not linked to any other quality improvement initiatives that occurred during the study time course. Glycosylated hemoglobin (HgbA1C) was only available for a subset of patients: 810 (20%) preintervention and 3,088 (26%) postintervention. HgbA1C was therefore not included in the propensity score because matching on HgbA1C resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of matched pairs.
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): M.S. Raghuraman, A. Arthi, M.S. Iswaryarajan Hercule
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study showed that calcitonin could be helpful analgesic agent in different painful situations. Calcitonin can be considered an eligible treatment for acute pains related to vertebral fractures and a feasible alternative for the treatment of the acute and chronic neuropathic pains where other medications might fail.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosA calcitonina é um hormônio polipeptídico que regula o metabolismo do cálcio no organismo. Por muitos anos a calcitonina tem sido usada para manter e melhorar a densidade mineral óssea e reduzir a incidência de fraturas. Muitos ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions. Complex hernia repairs using bioabsorbable mesh were conducted in a small cohort of high-risk patients. These data demonstrate good outcomes with limited morbidity and mortality. There were no recurrences. PMID: 31617453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Innovation - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe laparoscopic approach was associated with earlier oral intake and a lower comprehensive complication index. It is a safe and feasible technique that confers the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. It can be considered the preferred surgical option when the surgical expertise is available.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion– This survey indicated that perioperative steroid use is currently widespread. Sufficient equipoise exists for a trial in this area with regard to examining the impact of dexamethasone on postoperative complications and the postoperative systemic inflammatory response. Respondents favoured a 3-armed trial – no steroids vs low-dose steroids vs high-dose steroids.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Delayed gastric emptying and the resultant “full stomach” is the most important risk factor for perioperative pulmonary aspiration. Using point-of-care gastric sonography, we aimed to investigate the prevalenc...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: Results show that ThuLEP could be a better option in high-risk patients with BPH.
Source: Urology Annals - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The study illustrates the beneficial action of M. pubescens as an antihypertensive agent. PMID: 31589128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiovascular and Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem Source Type: research
Abstract Recent clinical studies indicate that sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors exhibit a renoprotective effect. While studies at the single nephron level suggest that direct effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on renal hemodynamics may be a possible mechanism underlying their renoprotective effect, few studies have focused on such direct effects at the whole-kidney level. In the present study, we investigated the acute and direct effect of SGLT2 inhibition on creatinine clearance, an index of whole-kidney glomerular filtration rate (GFR), in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Twelve to fifteen-week-old male...
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biol Pharm Bull Source Type: research
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Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums
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