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Questions And Answers, TBD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Questions And Answers, Tbd

Pancreatic Cancer & Related Diseases Symposium

No abstract provided.


Precious Data: 2018 Interim Report From The Jefferson Pancreas Tumor Registry, Theresa Yeo, PhD, MPH, MSN, AOCNP 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Precious Data: 2018 Interim Report From The Jefferson Pancreas Tumor Registry, Theresa Yeo, Phd, Mph, Msn, Aocnp

Pancreatic Cancer & Related Diseases Symposium

No abstract provided.


Update On Multimodal Therapy For Pancreatic Cancer, Harish Lavu, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Update On Multimodal Therapy For Pancreatic Cancer, Harish Lavu, Md

Pancreatic Cancer & Related Diseases Symposium

No abstract provided.


Anti-Aging Therapy: Can We Age Cancer Cells So They Stop Growing?, Jonathan R. Brody, PhD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Anti-Aging Therapy: Can We Age Cancer Cells So They Stop Growing?, Jonathan R. Brody, Phd

Pancreatic Cancer & Related Diseases Symposium

No abstract provided.


Breakfast With The Experts, TBD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Breakfast With The Experts, Tbd

Pancreatic Cancer & Related Diseases Symposium

Continental Breakfast, Informational Tables & Scientific Poster Presentations


Comparison Of Survival Indicators Between Myocardial Infarction Patients And Septic Patients Who Received Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, Allison Eisenhauer PA-C, Michael Healy, Kristina Postko PA-C, James K. Wu MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Comparison Of Survival Indicators Between Myocardial Infarction Patients And Septic Patients Who Received Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, Allison Eisenhauer Pa-C, Michael Healy, Kristina Postko Pa-C, James K. Wu Md

Department of Surgery

No abstract provided.


Editorial: Fundamentals Of Missed Care – Implications For The Perioperative Environment, Nicholas Ralph 2018 Australian College of Perioperative Nurses

Editorial: Fundamentals Of Missed Care – Implications For The Perioperative Environment, Nicholas Ralph

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

No abstract provided.


Pressure Injury Prevention For Surgery: Results From A Prospective, Observational Study In A Tertiary Hospital, Isabel Wang, Rachel Walker, Brigid M. Gillespie 2018 Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN)

Pressure Injury Prevention For Surgery: Results From A Prospective, Observational Study In A Tertiary Hospital, Isabel Wang, Rachel Walker, Brigid M. Gillespie

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

No abstract provided.


Private Pain – Identifying Gaps In The Management Of Chronic Pain Patients In Private Hospitals: A Case Study, Johanna Gale 2018 Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN)

Private Pain – Identifying Gaps In The Management Of Chronic Pain Patients In Private Hospitals: A Case Study, Johanna Gale

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

This is a case study of a patient who experiences chronic pain and was admitted for an acute surgical procedure in a private hospital. It illustrates how communication and teamwork can be overlooked within the multidisciplinary focus when jointly caring for this group of patients within the public and private sectors. This case study offers a nurse-led approach to improving individualised health care for chronic pain patients while preventing gaps in health care.


Establishing A New Cardiac Surgery Service In An Australian University Hospital: Pitfalls And Lessons Learned, Claudia Ciobanu, Sharon Latimer, Brigid M. Gillespie 2018 Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN)

Establishing A New Cardiac Surgery Service In An Australian University Hospital: Pitfalls And Lessons Learned, Claudia Ciobanu, Sharon Latimer, Brigid M. Gillespie

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Australians. Creating and delivering a world-class cardiac surgery service in a cost-effective way is the principle goal of health care organisations and managers. Establishing a new health care service is a unique opportunity and requires detailed planning and implementation. Managing change is pivotal to establishing a new patient-focused health care service, and should be coupled with effective communication and teamwork among all stakeholders. There are foreseen and unforeseen challenges associated with any project so sharing the lessons learned is an important way for others in a similar situation to avoid potential ...


Intestinal Bacterial Contamination Of Surgical Instruments Used For Wound Closure During Intestinal Surgery, Norihiro Kameda, Junko Nishio, Toshiko Ogawa, Shinobu Okada 2018 Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN)

Intestinal Bacterial Contamination Of Surgical Instruments Used For Wound Closure During Intestinal Surgery, Norihiro Kameda, Junko Nishio, Toshiko Ogawa, Shinobu Okada

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

No abstract provided.


Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Low Back Pain And Disability Index Among Operating Room Nurses, Anita Kiruba Jeyakumar, Florence Segaran 2018 Christian Medical College, Vellore

Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Low Back Pain And Disability Index Among Operating Room Nurses, Anita Kiruba Jeyakumar, Florence Segaran

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Introduction

Work related low back pain (LBP) has a clear impact on productivity at work. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and risk factors of LBP among operating room (OR) nurses. It also aimed to identify the disability index among those OR nurses diagnosed with LBP.

Method

This cross-sectional survey was conducted among the OR nurses working at a 2500-bed tertiary care centre with 37 operating rooms. OR nurses with a minimum of one year experience were included. A validated self- structured questionnaire was administered to them. Statistical analysis was done using Chi square test, and ...


Heparin Bridging Therapy Is Not Necessary For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Temporary Interruption Of Warfarin Therapy For Elective Invasive Procedures Or Surgery, Shannon Paquette 2018 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Heparin Bridging Therapy Is Not Necessary For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Temporary Interruption Of Warfarin Therapy For Elective Invasive Procedures Or Surgery, Shannon Paquette

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Douketis JD, Spyropoulos AC, Kaatz S, et al. Perioperative bridging anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation. New Engl J Med. Aug 2015;373(9):823-833. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1501035


Educational Prevention Program Of Surgical Site Infections (Ssi), Carena Leung 2018 The University of San Francisco

Educational Prevention Program Of Surgical Site Infections (Ssi), Carena Leung

Master's Projects and Capstones

Surgical site infections (SSI) cause negative health care effects to patients and hospitals. SSI is one of the most common types of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) accounting for 31% among hospitalized patients (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2012). It is associated with prolonged length of stays (LOS), higher morbidity and mortality, and increased healthcare costs. The purpose of this quality improvement project is to decrease SSI rates by enhancing patient education and engagement in preoperative care and hygiene before surgery. In a metropolitan pediatric hospital, a microsystem analysis of the preoperative unit was conducted before generating the SSI Prevention ...


Impact Of Race And Insurance On Door-To-Appendectomy Time Among Pediatric Patients, Carla M. Lopez, Emily R. Christison-Lagay, Daniel Solomon 2018 Yale University School of Medicine

Impact Of Race And Insurance On Door-To-Appendectomy Time Among Pediatric Patients, Carla M. Lopez, Emily R. Christison-Lagay, Daniel Solomon

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Racial and ethnic disparities in the rate of appendiceal rupture have been widely reported among the pediatric population. The main reasons for this remain largely unknown given that previous explanations pointing to signs of poor health care access have recently been shown to account for only a small percentage of the difference in perforation rates between white and minority children. Because the risk of perforation increases with time, racial disparities in time delay from emergency department presentation to OR appendectomy may help account for the higher appendiceal perforation rates observed among minority children. This is the first study dedicated to ...


Department Of Surgery Update, August 2018, Wright State University Department of Surgery 2018 Wright State University

Department Of Surgery Update, August 2018, Wright State University Department Of Surgery

Department of Surgery Updates

A four page newsletter created by the Department of Surgery documenting changes to the department. This issue contains a message from the chair, a list of important dates, committee meetings, and more.


Enhanced Co-Registration Methods To Improve Intracranial Electrode Contact Localization., Walter A. Hinds, Amrit Misra, Michael R. Sperling, Ashwini Sharan, Joseph I. Tracy, Karen A. Moxon 2018 Drexel University

Enhanced Co-Registration Methods To Improve Intracranial Electrode Contact Localization., Walter A. Hinds, Amrit Misra, Michael R. Sperling, Ashwini Sharan, Joseph I. Tracy, Karen A. Moxon

Department of Neurology Faculty Papers

Background: Electrode contact locations are important when planning tailored brain surgeries to identify pathological tissue targeted for resection and conversely avoid eloquent tissue. Current methods employ trained experts to use neuroimaging scans that are manually co-registered and localize contacts within ~2 mm. Yet, the state of the art is limited by either the expertise needed for each type of intracranial electrode or the inter-modality co-registration which increases error, reducing accuracy. Patients often have a variety of strips, grids and depths implanted; therefore, it is cumbersome and time-consuming to apply separate localization methods for each type of electrode, requiring expertise across ...


Epigenetics In Ovarian Cancer: Premise, Properties, And Perspectives., Qilian Yang, Yuqing Yang, Nianxin Zhou, Kexin Tang, Wayne Bond Lau, Bonnie Lau, Wei Wang, Lian Xu, Zhengnan Yang, Shuang Huang, Xin Wang, Tao Yi, Xia Zhao, Yuquan Wei, Hongjing Wang, Linjie Zhao, Shengtao Zhou 2018 West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University and Collaborative Innovation Center

Epigenetics In Ovarian Cancer: Premise, Properties, And Perspectives., Qilian Yang, Yuqing Yang, Nianxin Zhou, Kexin Tang, Wayne Bond Lau, Bonnie Lau, Wei Wang, Lian Xu, Zhengnan Yang, Shuang Huang, Xin Wang, Tao Yi, Xia Zhao, Yuquan Wei, Hongjing Wang, Linjie Zhao, Shengtao Zhou

Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers

Malignant ovarian tumors bear the highest mortality rate among all gynecological cancers. Both late tumor diagnosis and tolerance to available chemical therapy increase patient mortality. Therefore, it is both urgent and important to identify biomarkers facilitating early identification and novel agents preventing recurrence. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that epigenetic aberrations (particularly histone modifications) are crucial in tumor initiation and development. Histone acetylation and methylation are respectively regulated by acetyltransferases-deacetylases and methyltransferases-demethylases, both of which are implicated in ovarian cancer pathogenesis. In this review, we summarize the most recent discoveries pertaining to ovarian cancer development arising from the imbalance of histone acetylation ...


Clinicopathologic Features And Prognostic Grouping Of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (Gists) In Pakistani Patients: An Institutional Perspective, Atif Ali Hashmi, Mahrukh Faraz, Zareeha Nauman, Mohammad Usman Qureshi, Shumaila Kanwal Hashmi, Hira Fatima Waseem, Muhammad Muzzammil Edh, Naveen Faridi, Amir Khan 2018 Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College

Clinicopathologic Features And Prognostic Grouping Of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (Gists) In Pakistani Patients: An Institutional Perspective, Atif Ali Hashmi, Mahrukh Faraz, Zareeha Nauman, Mohammad Usman Qureshi, Shumaila Kanwal Hashmi, Hira Fatima Waseem, Muhammad Muzzammil Edh, Naveen Faridi, Amir Khan

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Objectives: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare tumors of gastrointestinal tract, prognosis of which largely depends upon histopathologic characteristics of resection specimens, which were not widely studied in our population. Therefore we aimed to evaluate the histopathologic characteristics of GISTs in our population and their prognostic grouping according to college of American pathologist’s guidelines.
Results:
Mean age of patients was 53.4 years (18–71 years). 92% of cases were of primary GISTs and stomach was the most common site (57.7%). 75% of cases were of spindle cell morphology and 53.8% belonged to high risk prognostic group ...


Prophylactic Antibiotic Use In Female Patients With Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery: A Retrospective Comparative Effectiveness Study, Courtney E. Turnbough 2018 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Prophylactic Antibiotic Use In Female Patients With Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery: A Retrospective Comparative Effectiveness Study, Courtney E. Turnbough

Dissertations

Problem: The purpose of this project was to determine the most effective prophylactic antibiotic to decrease the number of patients who have urinary tract infections (UTIs) after pelvic floor reconstructive surgery in a gynecological reconstructive surgery practice.

Methods: This was a retrospective chart review from 2015-2017 that included 732 subjects from a single practice. All patients underwent pelvic floor reconstructive surgery, with or without a midurethral sling placed. Patients also had a catheter and vaginal packing postoperatively. Patients who had a culture-proven UTI within the six-week postoperative period were noted.

Results: There were less UTIs (χ2 = 12.119, df = 1 ...


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