Sarcoidosis Presenting With Massive Splenomegaly And Severe Epistaxis, 2019 HCA Healthcare
Sarcoidosis Presenting With Massive Splenomegaly And Severe Epistaxis, Austen Stoelting Md, Shawn B. Esperti Do, Andrew Mangano Do, Nino Balanchivadze Md
No abstract provided.
Intraabdominal Fire During Emergency Laparotomy, 2019 HCA Healthcare
Intraabdominal Fire During Emergency Laparotomy, Heather Christopherson Md, Alan Kroll Md
72 yo obese male presented to ED for 2 day history abdominal pain: sharp, radiating bilateral upper quadrants, n/v/constipation. Patient took entire bottle magnesium citrate, pain became unbearable. On arrival SaO2 88% RA, other vitals stable, Lactic Acid 1.85 mg/dl, CT abdomen massive free air. Taken to OR, intubated, general anesthesia, peritoneal cavity entered with cautery device. Upon entering peritoneum abdomen, flames erupted from the cavity. Flames spontaneously extinguished. No thermal injury sustained by patient. Surgeon’s eyebrows where singed, no other injuries sustained by OR staff. Patient remained hemodynamically stable, surgery proceeded without incident.
Pediatric Surgery Opioid Prescription Follow-Up, 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital
Pediatric Surgery Opioid Prescription Follow-Up, Gadison Quick, Nathaniel Aviles, Gabriel Melgarejo, Hunjung Choi, Elizabeth Edmundson
This quality improvement project is assisting general and orthopedic surgeons in gaining greater clarity when prescribing opioids for specific surgical procedures. Additional surgical services are being added to the project fall of 2019. Opioid prescribing patterns are, and will continue to be, key to all prescribing providers within our organization.
An Unusual Case Of Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary To Calcium Carbonate Use, 2019 HCA Healthcare
An Unusual Case Of Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary To Calcium Carbonate Use, Selsabeel Elyaman, Uma Gudur Md, Hady Khalifa, Alan Hamza, Andrew Seevaratnam Md
A Gastric Bezoar is defined as an accumulation of indigestible foreign material found in an individual’s GI tract. The incidence of gastric bezoar is 0.3% as reported by endoscopy studies. These formations usually consist of insoluble vegetable matter (phytobezoars), hair (trichobezoars), or medications (pharmacobezoar). In general, they can be asymptomatic for many years or cause nonspecific symptoms including abdominal pain, early satiety, and weight loss. However, in recent years, these have become increasingly problematic for the general population attributing to a variety of GI disturbances. We are reporting a case which revolves around a female patient with no history of …
Effect Of 3-Dimensional Virtual Reality Models For Surgical Planning Of Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy On Surgical Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial., 2019 John Wayne Cancer Institute, Providence St John's Health Center, Santa Monica, California
Effect Of 3-Dimensional Virtual Reality Models For Surgical Planning Of Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy On Surgical Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial., Joseph D Shirk, David D Thiel, Eric M Wallen, Jennifer M Linehan, Wesley M White, Ketan K Badani, James R Porter
Articles, Abstracts, and Reports
Importance: Planning complex operations such as robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy requires surgeons to review 2-dimensional computed tomography or magnetic resonance images to understand 3-dimensional (3-D), patient-specific anatomy.
Objective: To determine surgical outcomes for robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy when surgeons reviewed 3-D virtual reality (VR) models during operative planning.
Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-blind randomized clinical trial was performed. Ninety-two patients undergoing robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy performed by 1 of 11 surgeons at 6 large teaching hospitals were prospectively enrolled and randomized. Enrollment and data collection occurred from October 2017 through December 2018, and data analysis was performed from December 2018 through March …
System Integration Of C-Arm Robotic Prototype Using Motion Capture Guidance For Accurate Repositioning, 2019 University of Texas at Tyler
System Integration Of C-Arm Robotic Prototype Using Motion Capture Guidance For Accurate Repositioning, Alireza Yazdanshenas
Mechanical Engineering Theses
One of the important surgical tools in spinal surgery is the C-Arm X-ray System. The C-Arm is a large “C” shaped and manually maneuvered arm that provides surgeons and X-ray technicians the ability to take quick quality X-rays during surgery. Because of its five degrees of freedom, the C-Arm can be manually maneuvered around the patient to provide many angles and perspectives, ensuring surgical success.
This system works fine for most surgical procedures but falls short when the C-Arm must be moved out of the way for complicated surgical procedures.
The aim of this thesis is to develop an accurate …
Community Stroke Practice Experience With Small Vessel Thrombectomy, 2019 HCA Healthcare
Community Stroke Practice Experience With Small Vessel Thrombectomy, Kevin Carr Md, Zachary Thwing Md, David Pasquale Md, Ravishankar Shivashankar Md, Yafell Serulle Md
- Emergent endovascular revascularization is currently mainstay for patients presenting with emergent Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) of the intracranial circulation
- Stroke symptoms affecting smaller vessels can carry significant morbidity
- Newer technologies and greater experience with the endovascular approach make treatment for small vessel occlusions increasingly more manageable
- This is more relevant in patients presenting outside the tPA window with poor collateral circulation
- We present our technical institutional experience with the endovascular management of acute occlusions of the M2-M3 MCA, A1-A2 ACA and P1-P2 PCA territories.
Robustness Of A Newly Proposed Risk Schema For Lymphatic Dissemination In Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer, 2019 Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group; Center for Urban Population Health
Robustness Of A Newly Proposed Risk Schema For Lymphatic Dissemination In Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer, Danielle M. Greer, Jessica J.F. Kram, Callie M. Cox Bauer, Scott A. Kamelle
Aurora Ob/Gyn Faculty
Background: Surgical management for endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC) includes complete lymph node dissection for all patients at risk of lymphatic dissemination. The standard risk schema, defined by Mayo Clinic, identifies low-risk patients as those with grade 1/2 EEC, myometrial invasion (MI) ≤ 50%, and tumor diameter (TD) ≤ 2 cm. We recently proposed (and published) a risk schema containing modified forms of grade, MI and TD that suggests a significant decrease in false-negative rate and need for lymphadenectomy in low-risk women.
Purpose: Evaluate robustness of our proposed schema for lymphatic dissemination risk stratification in a subsequent EEC patient cohort.
Segmental Distribution Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Correlates With Microvascular Invasion In Liver Explants Undergoing Transplantation, 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Segmental Distribution Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Correlates With Microvascular Invasion In Liver Explants Undergoing Transplantation, Yasir Al-Azzawai, Eva Rouanet, Ryan J. Hendrix, Lidia Spaho, Hesham Malik, Deepika Devuni, Gyongyi Szabo, Graham Barnard
Introduction: Microvascular invasion (MVI) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is a poor prognostic factor after liver transplantation and/or resection. Any correlation between MVI and segmental location of HCC has yet to be studied. Our aim is to evaluate the segmental location of HCC and any correlation with the presence of MVI, portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in explanted livers, and the recurrence of HCC after transplantation. Another objective of the study is to assess the treatment history (ablation or transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)) and size of the tumor with respect to the risk of MVI.
Methods: A single center, retrospective chart review, …
Management Of Patients With Brain Metastases From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer And Adverse Prognostic Features: Multi-National Radiation Treatment Recommendations Are Heterogeneous, 2019 Baptist Health Medical Group; Miami Cancer Institute
Management Of Patients With Brain Metastases From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer And Adverse Prognostic Features: Multi-National Radiation Treatment Recommendations Are Heterogeneous, Minesh Mehta
No abstract provided.
National Pancreatic Fistula Rates After Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy Are Improving With Time: A Nsqip Analysis, 2019 Baptist Health Medical Group; Miami Cancer Institute
National Pancreatic Fistula Rates After Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy Are Improving With Time: A Nsqip Analysis, Horacio Asbun
Horacio J. Asbun
No abstract provided.
Paraoxonase 1, Hdl Subclasses And Post Surgery Acute Inflammation: A Pilot Study., 2019 Touro University California
Paraoxonase 1, Hdl Subclasses And Post Surgery Acute Inflammation: A Pilot Study., Yasmin Bains, Russell Caccavello, Kazuhiko Kotani, Alejandro Gugliucci
Faculty Publications & Research of the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine
High density lipoproteins (HDL) structure and function studies are needed to better understand the heterogeneous nature of the HDL particle, and its interaction with associated proteins such as apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA-1), paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and the environment. Our study assesses the effects of acute inflammation on PON1 and HDL subclasses in post-surgical colorectal cancer patients. PON1 was measured kinetically through its arylesterase and lactonase activity and HDL sub-classes were measured using Quantimetrix Lipoprint® System. White blood cells (WBC) counts, c-reactive protein (CRP) and serum amyloid A (SAA) levels were also analyzed using standard techniques. Our findings show that baseline …
Postoperative Pain: Factors And Tools To Improve Pain Management In Children, 2019 University of California, Irvine
Postoperative Pain: Factors And Tools To Improve Pain Management In Children, Mai M. Makhlouf, Eric Robles Garibay, Brooke N. Jenkins, Zeev N. Kain, Michelle Fortier
Psychology Faculty Articles and Research
Outpatient surgery has made it increasingly common for parents to manage pain in the home setting. Studies have shown that parents often under treat pain, leaving children vulnerable to the negative side effects of suboptimal pain management. Multiple factors affect pain management like child’s age and developmental stage, language, cultural values like stoicism, parental beliefs about medication, biological differences among groups, etc. Understanding all the factors involved can help healthcare providers and parents better understand pain and contribute to optimal pain management. Multiple tools and technological interventions have been created to help create a better understanding of pain and a …
Comparison Of Post-Operative Pain Control Modalities For Pectus Excavatum Repair, 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital
Comparison Of Post-Operative Pain Control Modalities For Pectus Excavatum Repair, Charlene Dekonenko
This study compares patient outcomes following pectus excavatum repair using cryoablation, epidural, or patient-controlled analgesia for post-operative pain control. Primary outcome: length of stay
Secondary outcomes: operative time, pain scores, time to only oral analgesics.
Conclusion: Intercostal cryoablation during minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair significantly reduces length of stay and time to oral analgesics alone.
Utilizing Simulation To Implement Cognitive Aids In The Operating Room, 2019 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Utilizing Simulation To Implement Cognitive Aids In The Operating Room, Kaitlyn Brown
Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects
Background: Operating room crises require prompt, efficient action to avoid detrimental outcomes. Research shows that crisis checklists or other cognitive aids assist anesthesia providers in taking prompt action while improving efficiency by decreasing treatment steps missed during critical events.
Objectives: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of incorporating cardiac arrest and malignant hyperthermia crisis checklists into the operating room using high-fidelity simulation-based education.
Methods: Researchers implemented the Stanford Emergency Manual Cognitive Aids for cardiac arrest and malignant hyperthermia to anesthesia staff at a community hospital in southern Illinois with 18 participants. Implementation consisted of an education …
Innovative Care Of Individuals In The Athletic Training Room: A Case Series, 2019 James Madison University
Innovative Care Of Individuals In The Athletic Training Room: A Case Series, Kathryn E. Young
Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019
This work follows three unique cases of athletic injuries and/or injuries in patients. These cases were selected because of the innovative nature of the rehabilitation process conducted by the sports medicine team via the athletic training room or the unique nature of the injury/case.
The first is a concussion sustained from a motor vehicle accident in a collegiate female thrower. This is unique because it’s a non-sport related concussion handled as an athletic trainer would handle a sports related concussion. It also demonstrates a new unique protocol for concussion management.
The second case is a patient with two complete anterior …
Torsion Does Not Affect Early Vein Graft Patency In The Rat Femoral Artery Model, 2019 Rowan University
Torsion Does Not Affect Early Vein Graft Patency In The Rat Femoral Artery Model, Amro Harb, Maxwell Levi, Akio Kozato, Robert J. Strauch Md
Stratford Campus Research Day
Torsion of vein grafts is a commonly cited reason for graft failure in clinical setting. Many microsurgery training courses have incorporated vein graft procedures in their curricula, and vein graft torsion is a common technical error made by the surgeons in these courses. To improve our understanding of the clinical reproducibility of practicing vein graft procedures in microsurgery training courses, this study aims to determine if torsion can lead to early vein graft failure in nonsurvival surgery rat models.
Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five cohorts with five rats per cohort for a total of 25 rats. Cohorts …
Children And Their Parents’ Assessment Of Postoperative Surgical Pain: Agree Or Disagree?, 2019 University of California, Irvine
Children And Their Parents’ Assessment Of Postoperative Surgical Pain: Agree Or Disagree?, Olivia Kaminsky, Michelle Fortier, Brooke N. Jenkins, Robert S. Stevenson, Jeffrey I. Gold, Jeannie Zuk, Brenda Golianu, Sherrie H. Kaplan, Zeev N. Kain
Psychology Faculty Articles and Research
The purpose of this study is to compare postoperative pain scores between children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) surgery and their parents, identify potential predictors for this disagreement, and determine possible impact on analgesic administration.
This is a prospective longitudinal study conducted with children undergoing outpatient T&A in 4 major tertiary hospitals and their parents. Children and their parents were enrolled prior to surgery and completed baseline psychological instruments assessing parental anxiety (STAI), parental coping style (MBSS), child temperament (EAS) and parental medication administration attitude questionnaire (MAQ). Postoperatively, parents and children completed at-home pain severity ratings (Faces Pain …
Toothpick Perforation Of Colon Mimicking Acute Appendicitis, 2019 Rowan University
Toothpick Perforation Of Colon Mimicking Acute Appendicitis, Jacob Wilson D.O., Adeshola Fakulujo M.D.
Stratford Campus Research Day
This study presents a case report of a rare complication of foreign body ingestion and offers a literature review of management options. Pre-operative imaging and clinical history was reviewed. During diagnostic laparoscopy the diagnosis of ascending colon perforation with a foreign body was made and managed with a Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy. Literature was reviewed for case of toothpick ingestion requiring intervention, foreign body ingestion causing perforation, and management of foreign body perforations.
Arthroscopic Medial Meniscus Transplant Utilizing A Multi-Technique Fixation, 2019 Rowan University
Arthroscopic Medial Meniscus Transplant Utilizing A Multi-Technique Fixation, Elizabeth Ford, Michael Defrance, Sean Mcmillan D.O.
Stratford Campus Research Day
Arthroscopic medial meniscus transplantation can be a daunting procedure for even the most skilled surgeon. While all-inside suture fixation devices have improved, the ability to successfully perform this procedure via arthroscopy is reliant upon the surgeon's ability to utilize a variety of fixation techniques. Based upon the review of the literature, this paper is the first of it's kind describing the methodology and algorithm for completing an arthroscopic medial meniscus transplant using four techniques.