Ability of Layperson Callers to Apply a Tourniquet Following Protocol-Based Instructions from an Emergency Medical Dispatcher.
Conclusions: The study findings demonstrated that untrained bystanders provided with instructions via phone from a trained Emergency Medical Dispatcher applied a tourniquet and successfully stopped the bleeding completely in most cases. PMID: 31961756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of metabolic syndrome on 30-day postoperative complications following corrective surgery for the adult spinal deformity (ASD). Summary of Background Data: Metabolic syndrome has been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Few studies have examined the effect of metabolic syndrome on patients with ASD undergoing surgery. Materials and Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent spinal fusion for ASD. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome, which was d...
Conditions: Hemorrhage; Urgent Surgery; Invasive Procedure Intervention: Drug: PB2452 Infusion Sponsor: PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc. Not yet recruiting
Condition: Hemophilia B Intervention: Biological: Nonacog alfa Sponsor: Pfizer Recruiting
Authors: Yin A, Zhao L, Ding Y, Yu H Abstract BACKGROUND Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a diagnosis and therapy method for suspected small bowel bleeding (SSBB). The data for emergent DBE is limited in overt SSBB cases. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of diagnosis and therapy of emergent DBE in patients with overt SSBB. MATERIAL AND METHODS The clinical and endoscopic data for patients with overt SSBB undergoing DBE in a single center from January 2010 to December 2017 were collected and analyzed. Emergent DBE was defined as DBE performed less than 3 days of last bleeding onset. RESULTS A tot...
Prostate cancer therapies are improving over time. But how do the long-term side effects from the various options available today compare? Results from a newly published study are providing some valuable insights. Investigators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center spent five years tracking the sexual, bowel, urinary, and hormonal status of nearly 2,000 men after they had been treated for prostate cancer, or monitored with active surveillance (which entails checking the tumor periodically and treating it only if it begins to grow). Cancers in all the men were still confined to the p...
Conclusions: This systematic review presents the first comprehensive and quantitative reporting of adverse event frequency after rhinoplasty. This is a crucial tool for preoperative patient counseling and an essential adjunct in the acquisition of informed consent. Future investigations will benefit from transparency and standardization of reporting to further quantify adverse event rates.
ConclusionsVADs are an important staple in the treatment of patients with refractory HF. Log files provide a treasure-trove of information and knowledge that can be utilised for clinical benefit. Furthermore, log files provide an excellent tool for conducting research into device functionality. Current literature on the clinical utility of log files is sparse with much untapped potential.
Conclusions: An individualized approach to interventional procedures is safe and effective way to achieve and maintain palliation of CAO. RB with multimodality treatment achieves the goal in majority of the patients.
Conclusions: This series suggests the use of antiplatelet or anticoagulant medication is not an absolute contraindication to fiducial marker placement in patients undergoing SBRT or IGRT for prostate cancer. These patients should be closely monitored after the procedure for bleeding complications. Practitioners may consider the patient's medical comorbidities, risk factors for thromboembolism, and overall functional status as there is no standardized protocol for discontinuing anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy for fiducial marker placement.