Spiritual well-being and hope in the preoperative period of cardiac surgery.
CONCLUSION: Nurses should develop a watchful eye to these issues, be trained in specific protocols of spiritual anamnese and use the real moments of care to strengthen the patients. PMID: 29412299 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Lamellar hole-associated epiretinal proliferation in HM tended to be more widespread and adherent to the posterior hyaloid than in eyes without HM. Visual outcomes after LMH repair in eyes with LHEP and HM are less favorable than eyes with LHEP and without HM, but similar to eyes with HM and without LHEP.
This study examined visual and anatomical outcomes of pediatric RD undergoing surgical repair at a single university referral center. Methods: A retrospective consecutive case series of patients clinically diagnosed and undergoing surgery for RD between birth and 15 years of age from 2002 to 2013 at a single academic institution. Results: A total of 206 patients (231 eyes) were included in this study, of which 25 (12%) had bilateral RD. Of those patients, 67 (29%) had TRD (retinopathy of prematurity, persistent fetal vasculature, or familial exudative vitreoretinopathy), 51 (22%) had rhegmatogenous retinal detachment...
Conclusions: Beside visual acuity, foveal and perifoveal macular sensitivity improved, underlining the functional success of surgery after ILM peeling with ILM flap transposition.Ophthalmic Res
[Image from unsplash.com]From Accuray’s India approval to Masimo and PositiveID launching a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. India approves Accuray’s Radixact X9 radiation therapy device Accuray announced in a June 21 press release that it has received an Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Type Approval in India for its Radixact X9 System. The approval allows the company to sell the TomoTherapy platform while allowing hospitals throughout India to import the system. The Radixact and TomoTherapy Systems are radiation th...
Conclusion TVS has demonstrated satisfactory results in terms of in-hospital and mid-term mortality rate. Renal failure, reoperations and concomitant CABG resulted as risk factors for mortality; moreover, we could not demonstrate a mid-term better survival rate of mitral valve repair compared with the replacement.
Sara Brilha, Deborah L. W. Chong, Akif A. Khawaja, Catherine W. M. Ong, Naomi J. Guppy, Joanna C. Porter, Jon S. Friedland
OLDER people should drink four cups of coffee a day to protect and repair their heart muscles, according to a new study yesterday. The caffeine protects the heart by boosting a protein, which, in turn, shields cardiovascular cells from damage, the study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, said.
Conclusion We found that the rate of TFCC repair varies substantially from surgeon-to-surgeon. The observation that repair is more likely to happen when patients perceive themselves as injured suggests that perception of injury affects how patients and surgeons consider treatment options. To help avoid surgeries based on surgeon bias or patient misperception, we suggest studying the effect of tools that provide simple, balanced, dispassionate, and empowering information (e.g., decision aids) that can limit surgeon-to-surgeon variation. Level of Evidence Level IV. PMID: 29922502 [PubMed]
Journal of the American Chemical SocietyDOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04063
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) To help prevent possible complications such as nonunion at large fracture sites, researchers have developed a cartilage matrix that mimics the early stages of repair and provides the essential structural and biological properties needed by bone-forming cells to divide and grow.