Can preoperative vitamin K reduce blood transfusions after left ventricular assist device implant?

Can preoperative vitamin K reduce blood transfusions after left ventricular assist device implant? Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Nov 06;: Authors: Feng Y, An H, Sun L PMID: 31705852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe single-port approach has advantages as easier surgical planning and transition for combined and multi-quadrants surgeries: faster recovery, minimal postoperative pain and need for opioids, and excellent cosmetic outcome. We suggest that combined procedures should be performed only in high volume institutions by surgeons with vast experience in robotic surgery in selected patients.ResumenIntroducciónPresentar el primer caso de cirugía multicuadrante concomitante —prostatectomía radical robótica y nefrectomía parcial robótica izquierda— realizadas con t&eac...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Preoperative blood transfusion is associated with severe postoperative complications following colectomy in moderate and severe anemic cancer patients. Further studies are needed to establish an optimal preoperative transfusional cutoff value to optimize postoperative outcomes and balance clinical costs. PMID: 32075458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
J reconstr Microsurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1701696 Background Sarcopenia has been implicated as a positive predictor of postsurgical complications. Its role in head and neck (H&N) free flap reconstruction has yet to be examined. Our study aimed to determine the clinical impact of sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes in patients receiving autologous free tissue reconstruction for H&N cancer (HNC). Methods A retrospective case–control study was conducted at our tertiary referral center. Patients with HNC who received oncologic resection followed by autologous free tissue reconstruction were included. Preo...
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Current evidence indicates that minimally invasive approaches could be considered as a feasible and safe alternative to ORC when performed by experienced surgeons in selected patients. Notably, RARC may be more suitable for RC with extracorporeal urinary diversion. Larger well-designed trials are still needed to confirm these findings due to the observational nature of most studies. PMID: 32083418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractDetermination of the magnitude of body iron stores helps to identify individuals at risk of iron-induced organ damage in Thalassemia patients. The most direct clinical method of measuring liver iron concentration (LIC) is through chemical analysis of needle biopsy specimens. Here we present a noninvasive method for the measurement of LIC in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Twenty-three pediatric Thalassemia major patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation at our centre were studied. All 23 patients had MRI T2* and R2* decay time for evaluation of LIC on a 1.5  Tesla MRI system followed by live...
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionsVoriconazole does not differ from fluconazole regarding its efficacy in prevention of IFI and IRD and does not improve OS and FFS in both allogeneic HSCT and ASCT settings. Voriconazole is cost-effective regarding protection from IFI and IRD in allogeneic HSCT but not cost-effective in ASCT.
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractMarginal zone lymphomas (MZLs) are rare and indolent subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and their clinical behaviours are heterogeneous. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and prognostic characteristics of MZL. In this multicentre retrospective study, we analyzed demographical, clinical and prognostic features of 64 MZL patients. The median age was 54.0 and 78.1% of the patients had extra-nodal disease at presentation. Most of the patients were treated with chemotherapy. The 5  years and 10 years overall survival (OS) rates were 74.5% and 62.1%, respectively. The analysis of factors associ...
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhen compared to ORC, LRC improves perioperative transfusion rates, complications and hospital stay from its implementation period, maintaining oncological safety. On the contrary, longer operative times during implementation and development were observed. However, in our series, we observed a trend toward shorter operative times than ORC approach in the consolidation period. We have validated the laparoscopic approach for radical cystectomy in our service.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLas Guidelines de la AEU de 2017, consideran el acceso laparoscópico o asistido por robot como procedimientos en ...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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