surgical sponges

Summary

Summary: Gauze material used to absorb body fluids during surgery. Referred to as gossypiboma if accidentally retained in the body following surgery.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi [Gossypiboma of the abdomen]
    P Karila-Cohen
    Service de Radiologie, Hopital Bichat Claude Bernard, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris
    J Radiol 85:17-20. 2004
  2. ncbi Retained surgical sponges (gossypiboma)
    Kamal E Bani-Hani
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
    Asian J Surg 28:109-15. 2005
  3. ncbi Retained surgical sponge (gossypiboma) after intraabdominal or retroperitoneal surgery: 14 cases treated at a single center
    Sedat Yildirim
    Department of General Surgery, Baskent University Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 391:390-5. 2006
  4. ncbi Retained foreign bodies after surgery
    Amy E Lincourt
    Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    J Surg Res 138:170-4. 2007
  5. ncbi Preventable errors in the operating room: retained foreign bodies after surgery--Part I
    Verna C Gibbs
    UCSF Department of Surgery, Attending Surgeon, SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 44:281-337. 2007
  6. ncbi Improving safety in the operating room: a systematic literature review of retained surgical sponges
    Wenshuai Wan
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5640, USA
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 22:207-14. 2009
  7. ncbi Imaging of gossypibomas: pictorial review
    Adonis Manzella
    Department of Radiology, Hospital das Clinicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 193:S94-101. 2009
  8. ncbi The frequency and significance of discrepancies in the surgical count
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 248:337-41. 2008
  9. ncbi Incidence and characteristics of potential and actual retained foreign object events in surgical patients
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:80-7. 2008
  10. ncbi Effect of an implantable gentamicin-collagen sponge on sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery: a randomized trial
    Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Division of Perioperative Clinical Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    JAMA 304:755-62. 2010

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Publications193 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi [Gossypiboma of the abdomen]
    P Karila-Cohen
    Service de Radiologie, Hopital Bichat Claude Bernard, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris
    J Radiol 85:17-20. 2004
  2. ncbi Retained surgical sponges (gossypiboma)
    Kamal E Bani-Hani
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
    Asian J Surg 28:109-15. 2005
    Retained surgical sponges are seldom reported due to medicolegal implications. Awareness of this problem among surgeons and radiologists is essential to avoid unnecessary morbidity...
  3. ncbi Retained surgical sponge (gossypiboma) after intraabdominal or retroperitoneal surgery: 14 cases treated at a single center
    Sedat Yildirim
    Department of General Surgery, Baskent University Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 391:390-5. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi Retained foreign bodies after surgery
    Amy E Lincourt
    Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    J Surg Res 138:170-4. 2007
    ..Medical errors during surgery are not well studied. To define risk factors associated with this type of error, we performed a case control analysis...
  5. ncbi Preventable errors in the operating room: retained foreign bodies after surgery--Part I
    Verna C Gibbs
    UCSF Department of Surgery, Attending Surgeon, SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 44:281-337. 2007
  6. ncbi Improving safety in the operating room: a systematic literature review of retained surgical sponges
    Wenshuai Wan
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5640, USA
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 22:207-14. 2009
    Gossypibomas are surgical sponges that are unintentionally left inside a patient during a surgical procedure. To improve this patient safety indicator, anesthesiologists will need to work with operating room personnel...
  7. ncbi Imaging of gossypibomas: pictorial review
    Adonis Manzella
    Department of Radiology, Hospital das Clinicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 193:S94-101. 2009
    ..The manifestations and complications of gossypibomas are so variable that diagnosis is difficult and patient morbidity is significant...
  8. ncbi The frequency and significance of discrepancies in the surgical count
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 248:337-41. 2008
    ..To prospectively evaluate and accurately describe the rate and type of discrepancies encountered in the surgical count...
  9. ncbi Incidence and characteristics of potential and actual retained foreign object events in surgical patients
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:80-7. 2008
    ..Incidence of retained foreign objects (RFOs) after operations is unknown, as many can go unrecognized for years. We reviewed the incidence and characteristics of surgical RFO events at a tertiary care institution during 4 years...
  10. ncbi Effect of an implantable gentamicin-collagen sponge on sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery: a randomized trial
    Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
    Division of Perioperative Clinical Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    JAMA 304:755-62. 2010
    ..A large, 2-center, randomized trial in Sweden reported in 2005 that the sponge reduced surgical site infection by 50% in cardiac patients...
  11. ncbi Retained surgical sponges: what the practicing clinician should know
    George H Sakorafas
    4th Department of Surgery, Athens University, Medical School, ATTIKON U Hospital, Arkadias 19 21, 115 26, Athens, Greece
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 395:1001-7. 2010
    Retained surgical sponges (RSS) are an avoidable complication following surgical operations. RSS can elicit either an early exudative-type reaction or a late aseptic fibrous tissue reaction...
  12. ncbi Retained foreign bodies
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Adv Surg 42:183-91. 2008
  13. ncbi Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery
    Atul A Gawande
    Departments of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:229-35. 2003
    ..Risk factors for medical errors remain poorly understood. We performed a case-control study of retained foreign bodies in surgical patients in order to identify risk factors for this type of error...
  14. ncbi Using a data-matrix-coded sponge counting system across a surgical practice: impact after 18 months
    Robert R Cima
    Surgical Services, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:51-8. 2011
    ..A data-matrix-coded sponge (DMS) system was evaluated and implemented in a high-volume academic surgical practice at Mayo Clinic Rochester (MCR). The primary end point was prevention of sponge RSIs after 18 months...
  15. ncbi Retained surgical sponges after craniotomies: imaging appearances and complications
    A K Kim
    Department of Neuroradiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 30:1270-2. 2009
    Imaging within 24 to 48 hours after most neurosurgical procedures is a routine practice. Nonresorbable surgical sponges have radiopaque filaments readily visible on CT scans and plain film radiographs...
  16. ncbi Transmural migration of retained surgical sponges: a systematic review
    Yvette Zantvoord
    Department of Gynaecology, Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 63:465-71. 2008
    Retained surgical sponges have been reported to occur after a diversity of surgical procedures, but transmural migration is a very unusual sequela...
  17. ncbi Imaging of retained surgical sponges in the abdomen and pelvis
    Angus R O'Connor
    Department of Radiology, Nottingham City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB, United Kingdom
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 180:481-9. 2003
  18. ncbi Transmural migration of a retained laparotomy sponge
    Jasbir S Dhillon
    Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40536 0293, USA
    Am Surg 68:603-5. 2002
    ..The patient recovered without complications. The case highlights the importance of a thorough exploration of all quadrants of the abdomen at the termination of surgical cases...
  19. ncbi Prophylaxis of sternal wound infections with gentamicin-collagen implant: randomized controlled study in cardiac surgery
    A M Eklund
    Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Jorvi Hospital, Turuntie 150, FIN 02740 Espoo, Finland
    J Hosp Infect 59:108-12. 2005
    ..Further evaluation is needed, and the results may warrant another larger, better-powered study...
  20. doi Images in clinical medicine. Gossypiboma in the pouch of Douglas
    Marc Possover
    Hirslanden Clinic, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 359:e9. 2008
  21. pmc Governing the surgical count through communication interactions: implications for patient safety
    R Riley
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:369-74. 2006
    ..Intermittently, the incidence of retained surgical items after surgery is reported in the healthcare literature, usually in the form of case studies. It is commonly recognised that poor communication practices influence surgical outcomes...
  22. ncbi Retained surgical foreign bodies: a comprehensive review of risks and preventive strategies
    S P Stawicki
    Department of Surgery, Division of Critical Care, Trauma, and Burn, The Ohio State University Medical Center, N 717 Doan Hall, 410 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Scand J Surg 98:8-17. 2009
    ..Modern technological advances designed to decrease the incidence of RSFB (radio-frequency tagging of surgical sponges) and improved perioperative patient processing (multiple 'checks and balances' and better provider-to-..
  23. ncbi Role of CT-guided core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of a gossypiboma: case report
    Y L Wan
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, School of Medicine, Chang Gung University, 5 Fusing Road, Taoyuan Hsien, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Abdom Imaging 29:713-5. 2004
    ..Computed tomographically guided biopsy targeting at the calcified area disclosed thread-like materials, thus confirming the diagnosis of gossypiboma...
  24. ncbi Counting difficulties: retained instruments, sponges, and needles
    Sarah Jackson
    Harry S Truman Medical Center, Comlumbia, MO, USA
    AORN J 87:315-21. 2008
    ..Adherence to AORN recommended practices for counting and facility counting policies can protect both patients and practitioners...
  25. ncbi Spontaneous transmural migration of surgical sponges
    Rajesh Godara
    Department of Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, 15 11 J Medical Campus, Rohtak 124001, Haryana, India
    Asian J Surg 29:44-5. 2006
    Postoperative retained surgical sponges or other foreign bodies are usually underreported...
  26. ncbi Radio frequency identification (RFID) applied to surgical sponges
    A Rogers
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1235-7. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure of anastomotic leakage following anterior resection of the rectum: a new method
    Rolf Weidenhagen
    Department of Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Marchioninistr, 15, D 81377, Munich, Germany
    Surg Endosc 22:1818-25. 2008
    ..This report describes a new method of endoscopic management of large anastomotic leakage in these patients...
  28. ncbi Gossypiboma--"a surgeon's legacy": report of a case and review of the literature
    Ambil Rajagopal
    Department of Surgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India
    Dis Colon Rectum 45:119-20. 2002
    ..It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any postoperative case with unresolved or unusual problems...
  29. ncbi Complete migration of retained surgical sponge into ileum without sign of open intestinal wall
    C S Silva
    , Discipline of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Uberaba, MG, Brazil
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 265:103-4. 2001
    ..When opened surgical specimen it was observed an intraluminal surgical sponge that had completely migrated into the interior of the ileum and stopped next to ileumcecal valve. No fistulas or open intestinal wall were observed...
  30. ncbi Electronic tagging of surgical sponges to prevent their accidental retention
    Carl E Fabian
    Department of Radiology, University of Miami, FL, USA
    Surgery 137:298-301. 2005
    The inadvertent "loss" of surgical sponges, towels, and instruments remains an unsolved problem...
  31. ncbi New local hemostatic treatment for postpartum hemorrhage caused by placenta previa at cesarean section
    Katrine Fuglsang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:1346-9. 2010
    ..The results suggest that this procedure should be considered in case of bleeding after delivery in women with placenta previa...
  32. ncbi Unexpected autoptic finding in a sudden death: gossypiboma
    Jessica Falleti
    Department of Biomorphological and Functional Science, University Federico II of Naples, Via S Pansini, 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Forensic Sci Int 199:e23-6. 2010
    ..All the operators of the surgical team should keep in mind this terrible complication to avoid unpleasant consequences to patient and themselves...
  33. ncbi Retained surgical sponges, a denied neurosurgical reality? Cautionary note
    G Marquardt
    Neurosurgical Clinic, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Neurosurg Rev 24:41-3. 2001
    ..report with a concededly provoking title, the authors elucidate clinical and medicolegal aspects of retained surgical sponges, with emphasis on spinal procedures...
  34. ncbi Gossypiboma: tales of lost sponges and lessons learned
    Lisa K McIntyre
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 145:770-5. 2010
    ..To review the details surrounding cases of patients found to have retained laparotomy sponges after surgical procedures and share policy changes that have led to process improvements at one academic medical center...
  35. ncbi Gossypiboma: a case report and review of the literature
    F KierNAN
    Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 177:389-91. 2008
    ..However, some complications result from human error, both in the intra-operative and post-operative period. One such complication, which is frequently underreported, is the retained swab, or gossypiboma...
  36. pmc Prevention of retained surgical sponges: a decision-analytic model predicting relative cost-effectiveness
    Scott E Regenbogen
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Surgery 145:527-35. 2009
    New technologies are available to reduce or prevent retained surgical sponges (RSS), but their relative cost effectiveness are unknown...
  37. ncbi [A retained gauze as a cause of unexplained abdominal complaints]
    E Schelhaas
    Medisch Spectrum Twente, afd Heelkunde, Postbus 50 000, 7500 KA Enschede
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:241-5. 2002
    ..Despite all of the precautions taken during surgical procedures, retained foreign bodies continue to be a clinical problem. This can only be overcome if all the members in an operation team work together meticulously...
  38. ncbi Bar-coding surgical sponges to improve safety: a randomized controlled trial
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 247:612-6. 2008
    ..A randomized, controlled trial was performed to evaluate a computer-assisted method for counting sponges using a bar-code system...
  39. ncbi Retained surgical sponge with migration into the duodenum and persistent duodenal fistula
    Markus Dux
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Radiol 12:S74-7. 2002
    ..Imaging findings are presented and discussed...
  40. ncbi Initial clinical evaluation of a handheld device for detecting retained surgical gauze sponges using radiofrequency identification technology
    Alex Macario
    Department of Anesthesia and Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5640, USA
    Arch Surg 141:659-62. 2006
    ..We tested the hypothesis that this wand device has a successful detection rate of 100%, with 100% specificity and 100% sensitivity...
  41. ncbi Gossypiboma: its laparoscopic diagnosis and removal
    Rajpal Singh
    Department of Surgery, M G M Medical College, M Y Hospital, Indore, India
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 14:304-5. 2004
    Retained surgical sponges are an under-reported occurrence. Clinical presentation may be acute or subacute, and may follow months or even years after surgery...
  42. ncbi The laparoscopic cigarette sponge
    S S Gholami
    Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Urol 166:194. 2001
    ..It may decrease operative time and facilitate difficult laparoscopic procedures...
  43. ncbi Abdominal CT findings of delayed postoperative complications
    Rivka Zissin
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Can Assoc Radiol J 58:200-11. 2007
  44. ncbi Case series: clinical management of persistent mechanical assist device driveline drainage using vacuum-assisted closure therapy
    Sam Baradarian
    Mechanical Assist Device Department, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    ASAIO J 52:354-6. 2006
    ..It is especially useful for patients with ascites that may be draining along the driveline tract. The sites showed increased granulation, decreased drainage, and a reduced bacterial burden after having the device in place...
  45. doi Computed tomography findings of gossypiboma
    Tzu Chieh Cheng
    Department of Radiology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 70:565-9. 2007
    ..The mean size of the gossypibomas was 62 x 62 x 67 mm. Because gossypiboma is due solely to human factors and is a severe medicolegal issue, continuous education should be considered...
  46. ncbi Surgical counts can be risky business!
    Joan Porteous
    Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB
    Can Oper Room Nurs J 22:6-8, 10, 12. 2004
    ..It will also highlight points to be considered when implementing new count policies...
  47. ncbi Sustained local application of low-dose epidermal growth factor on steroid-inhibited colonic wound healing
    A Ebru Sakallioglu
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Bahcelievler, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Surg 39:591-5. 2004
    ..The effects of locally administered low-dose epidermal growth factor in a steroid-inhibited wound healing were investigated in a rat model...
  48. ncbi FDG PET CT features of an intraabdominal gossypiboma
    Tsai Yuh-Feng
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Nucl Med 30:561-3. 2005
    ..We hope the PET CT findings in this case offer us useful adjunctive information to conventional imaging studies in the diagnosis of gossypiboma...
  49. ncbi [Results of vacuum sealing therapy in joint infections]
    M Ludemann
    Orthopadische Universitatsklinik, Universitatsklinikum Tubingen, Germany
    Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 144:602-8. 2006
    ..This can be applied to wound treatment and infections of soft tissues, but even today there is only sparse information in this context about joint infections...
  50. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of routine radiographs after emergent open cavity operations
    Lesly A Dossett
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Surgery 144:317-21. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the institutional costs resulting from a RSS would make routine intraoperative radiography (IOR) more cost-effective than surgical counts in preventing RSS after emergent open cavity cases...
  51. ncbi Trauma: when there's no time to count
    Darlene Murdock
    Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    AORN J 87:322-8. 2008
    ..Foregoing surgical counts places the trauma patient at an increased risk for unintentionally retained foreign objects...
  52. ncbi [Vacuum therapy in dermatology: a review]
    Regina Renner
    Klinik fur Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitat Leipzig
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 4:468-76. 2006
    ..One explanation for the high acceptance on part of the therapists and the widespread use of the method are the excellent clinical results...
  53. ncbi Gossypiboma: a report of 2 cases
    J M Jebbin
    Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
    Niger J Med 15:87-8. 2006
    Retention of surgical sponges in body cavities (gossypiboma) is preventable. It is probably under reported, may be for medicolegal reasons...
  54. ncbi A different intracardiac mass: retained sponge
    Yildirim Imren
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
    Echocardiography 23:322-3. 2006
    ..We identified the retained surgical sponge by transesophageal echocardiography, which was performed because of a difficulty in weaning the patient from the cardiopulmonary bypass...
  55. pmc Lost 'swab' at inguinal hernioplasty under local anaesthesia
    Julie Gostling
    Department of Surgery, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 88:161-2. 2006
    ..Small surgical swabs should not be placed adjacent to polypropylene mesh prosthetics...
  56. ncbi A misplaced surgical towel - a rare cause of fever of unknown origin
    Sofia C Lourenco
    Curry Cabral Hospital, Portugal
    Eur J Intern Med 19:377-8. 2008
    ..We report a case of a woman who presented with fever and weight loss three and half years after an abdominal surgery. After an extensive workup, a gossypiboma was finally discovered and removed, leading to a complete cure...
  57. ncbi Asymptomatic chronically retained gauze in the pelvic cavity
    Y Imran
    Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, USM, Kubang Kerina, Kelantan
    Med J Malaysia 60:358-9. 2005
    ..A case of retained surgical gauze for 11 years, an accidental finding from a plain radiograph of a patient who had sustained proximal femoral fracture, is reported. A review of other reported cases is presented...
  58. ncbi Editor's note: Retained foreign bodies--why do we still allow them to occur?
    Michael G Sarr
    Surgery 137:304-5. 2005
  59. ncbi [Pressure conditions under VVS-foams - an experimental in-vitro- and in-vivo-analysis]
    F von Lübken
    Chirurgische Klinik, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Ulm
    Zentralbl Chir 129:S95-7. 2004
    ..A.C.(R) dressings. Both polyurethane and polyvinyl alcohol foams were used...
  60. ncbi [State of affairs: forgotten abdominal sponge]
    A Thiede
    Chirurg Klinik und Poliklinik der Jul Maximilians Univ, 97080 Wurzburg
    Zentralbl Chir 128:1097-8. 2003
  61. ncbi The versatile laparoscopic sponge
    W T Ng
    Surg Endosc 18:1002-3; author reply 1004. 2004
  62. ncbi An unexpected unsuccessful weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass
    Gabriele Via
    Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 1st Service of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Pavia, Italy
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 18:242-4. 2004
  63. ncbi The mistakes of surgeons: "gossypiboma"
    I Tacyildiz
    Department of General Surgery, Dicle University, Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey
    Acta Chir Belg 104:71-5. 2004
    ..To emphasize the importance of this operative iatrogenic complication, we reviewed our experience with six patients who had retained abdominal gossypibomas...
  64. pmc Canadian Association of General Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 9. Risk factors for retained foreign bodies after surgery
    Robin S McLeod
    Can J Surg 47:57-9. 2004
  65. ncbi Teflon pledget reinforced fundoplication causes symptomatic gastric and esophageal lumenal penetration
    Elizabeth Dally
    Department of Surgery, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Surg 187:226-9. 2004
    ..The use of Teflon pledgets in Nissen fundoplications by our unit has been associated with a number of complications that has led to a change of technique in performing these operations...
  66. ncbi Retained surgical sponge in the thigh: report of the third known case in the limb
    Masato Kominami
    Department of Radiology, Japan Self Defence Forces Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Radiat Med 21:220-2. 2003
    ..Histopathological examination revealed foreign body reaction related to the retained gauze sponge. Our case, the third to our knowledge of gossypiboma in a limb, demonstrated characteristic MR imaging findings...
  67. ncbi Epitheloid angiosarcoma of the splenic capsula as a result of foreign body tumorigenesis. A case report
    K Keymeulen
    Department of General Paediatric, AZ St Jan, Brugge, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 104:217-20. 2004
    ..Clinical, radiological, peroperative and pathological features of this angiosarcoma add to the validity of the concept of inert foreign body tumorigenesis...
  68. ncbi Complications of the orbital floor and maxillary sinus 30 years after Coe-Pak misplacement in the management of pan-facial fractures
    W N A Kirkpatrick
    The Craniofacial Oculoplastic Service, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH, England, UK
    Orbit 22:55-61. 2003
    ..The subsequent management is discussed...
  69. ncbi Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery
    Narendra Pisal
    N Engl J Med 348:1724-5. 2003
  70. ncbi Auditing and improving the sponge count process
    Vi Farrell
    Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, USA
    OR Manager 19:13-4. 2003
  71. ncbi [Small bowel obturation ileus related to ingestion of a medical device]
    H Suttmann
    Abteilung für Chirurgie, Klinikum Stormarn, Bad Oldesloe, Germany
    Zentralbl Chir 127:720-2. 2002
    ..A connection between the ingestion of this medical device and the penetrating inflammation of the ileocecal valve has to be suspected...
  72. pmc Human factors engineering design demonstrations can enlighten your RCA team
    J Gosbee
    National Center for Patient Safety, Department of Veterans Affairs, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:119-21. 2003
    ..The team was thus able to identify design flaws and make improvements to the design of the forms and computer systems that were key to preventing such events from recurring...
  73. ncbi [Imaging features of retained surgical foreign bodies]
    D Hammoud
    Service de Radiologie, , France
    J Radiol 82:913-6. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Ultrasonography and computed tomography are essential for the diagnosis and management of retained surgical foreign bodies after abdominal surgery...
  74. ncbi [Closed subfascial v.a.C.-therapy in periprosthetic hip infections]
    J Kelm
    Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Homburg Saar
    Zentralbl Chir 129:S49-52. 2004
    ..Although the V.A.C.-therapy does not count to the primary therapy concepts of periprosthetic hip infections, it stands for an effective therapy option in exclusive cases...
  75. ncbi [The retained surgical sponge, an ongoing surgical problem]
    J N Keeman
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:245-6. 2002
    The retained surgical sponge seems to be an ongoing problem. Despite the fact that reports of retained surgical sponges are comparatively rare, this problem seems to be more prevalent than is generally appreciated...
  76. ncbi [Early treatment of sternal wound infections with vacuum assisted closure therapy reduces involvement of the mediastinum and further diminishes the need of plastic reconstructive surgery]
    T Fleck
    Abt für Herz Thoraxchirugie, AKH Wien
    Zentralbl Chir 129:S35-7. 2004
  77. ncbi Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery
    Richard T L Couper
    N Engl J Med 348:1724-5. 2003
  78. ncbi ["Abdominal dressing" - a new method of treatment for open abdomen following secondary peritonitis]
    T Wild
    Universitatsklinik fur Chirurgie, Klinische Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie, Medizinische Universitat, AKH Wien
    Zentralbl Chir 129:S20-3. 2004
    ..Treatment of open abdomen following secondary peritonitis is a challenge for surgery and intensive care units (ICU). The aim of this study was to compare three different concurrent treatment strategies...
  79. ncbi [Basics foundation and results of the vacuum therapy in the reconstructive surgery]
    R E Horch
    Abteilung für Plastische und Handchirurgie, Klinikum der Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, Erlangen
    Zentralbl Chir 129:S2-5. 2004
    ..Vacuum therapy however, as an adjunctive procedure, offers significant advantages compared to conventional wound care methods, which call for further clinical and experimental studies to elucidate the basic mechanisms...
  80. ncbi [3 rare cases of textiloma after renal surgery. Review of the literature]
    Juan José Ballesteros Sampol
    Servicio de Urología y Unidad Quirúrgica de Trasplante Renal, Hospital Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza, Barcelona, Espana
    Arch Esp Urol 55:25-9. 2002
    To review the literature on textiloma or surgical sponges left during renal surgery because of the important medical-legal implications of this complication.
  81. ncbi Effect of mitomycin C on ciliary body and intraocular pressure with various application depths: an experimental study
    Ayca Sari
    Gazi University, School of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 33:169-75. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of mitomycin C (MMC) on intraocular pressure (IOP) and ciliary body via transmission electron microscopy when applied under conjunctiva or different depths of sclera, without performing any filtering surgery...
  82. ncbi Quantification of intraoperative administration of mitomycin-C in filtering surgery with surgical sponge material
    J M Larrosa
    Department of Ophthalmology, Miguel Servet Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain
    J Glaucoma 8:46-50. 1999
    ..4 and 0.2 mg/mL from sponge-like specimens of Spongostan film (Ferrosan, Copenhagen, Denmark) and the scleral and conjunctival impregnation in an experimental model of filtering surgery...
  83. ncbi Trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C in the treatment of pediatric glaucomas
    P A Sidoti
    Department of Ophthalmology, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York 10003, USA
    Ophthalmology 107:422-9. 2000
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C (MMC) in the management of childhood glaucomas...
  84. ncbi Effect of mitomycin C in pterygium surgery on corneal endothelium
    Rahamim Avisar
    Department of Ophthalmology and External Eye Disease Clinic, Rabin Medical Center, Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    Cornea 27:559-61. 2008
    ..To evaluate changes in endothelial cell count after pterygium surgery with 5-minute application of mitomycin C (MMC) 0.02%...
  85. ncbi How to build an adapted and bioactive cell microenvironment? A chemical interaction study of the structure of Ca-alginate matrices and their repercussion on confined cells
    Christophe Bienaime
    Laboratoire de Génie Cellulaire, UMR CNRS 6022, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, 33 rue Saint Leu, 80 039 Amiens Cedex, France
    J Biomed Mater Res A 67:376-88. 2003
    Alginates are increasingly being used as medical materials (matrices for tissue regeneration, surgical sponges, hemostatic bandages, microbial and cell encapsulation, artificial bacterial biofilms, etc.)...
  86. ncbi Comparison of tear sampling techniques for pharmacokinetics analysis: ofloxacin concentrations in rabbit tears after sampling with schirmer tear strips, capillary tubes, or surgical sponges
    D Small
    Department of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, Allergan Inc, Irvine, California 92612, USA
    J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 16:439-46. 2000
    ..3% solution, 3 hr after which tear samples were collected using capillary tubes (CT), surgical sponges (SS), or tear strips for 15 sec (15sTS) or 60 sec (60sTS)...
  87. pmc The calreticulin-binding sequence of thrombospondin 1 regulates collagen expression and organization during tissue remodeling
    Mariya T Sweetwyne
    Departments of Cell Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0019, USA
    Am J Pathol 177:1710-24. 2010
    ..b>Surgical sponges impregnated with a plasmid encoding the secreted calreticulin-binding sequence [NTD (1-35)-EGFP] or a control ..
  88. ncbi Quantification of surgical blood loss
    Marcel H Lee
    Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Vet Surg 35:388-93. 2006
    ..To compare gravimetric and colorimetric methods of quantifying surgical blood loss, and to determine if there is a correlation between preoperative hemostatic tests (buccal mucosa bleeding time [BMBT] and intraoperative blood loss)...
  89. ncbi Comparative efficacy and safety results of topical hemostatic powder and sterile compressed foam sponge in second intention healing following Mohs micrographic surgery
    Leon Kircik
    Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 9:137-40. 2010
    ..By week 12, wound size was reduced by a median of 182 mm2 in group 1 and 161.5 mm2 in group 2. A case series of subjects treated with THP following 4-mm punch biopsies is also discussed...
  90. ncbi Laparoscopic retrieval of intraabdominal foreign bodies
    Edward H Chin
    Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5 E 98th Street, Box 1259, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1457. 2007
    ..The duodenum and jejunum were repaired with laparoscopic suturing and stapling. All three patients did well after surgery. Laparoscopy can be an excellent method for abdominal foreign body retrieval...
  91. ncbi Effects of topical mitomycin C on the ciliary body and intraocular pressure after PRK: an experimental study
    George D Kymionis
    Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Vision and Optics, University of Crete, Greece
    J Refract Surg 24:633-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the effects of the application of mitomycin C (MMC) after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) on the ciliary body and intraocular pressure (IOP) in an experimental model...
  92. ncbi Textiloma: an uncommon complication of posterior lumbar surgery
    O Naama
    Department of Neurosurgery, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
    J Neuroradiol 37:131-4. 2010
    ..Spinal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a mass lesion in the posterior paravertebral region...
  93. ncbi Nestin-driven green fluorescent protein as an imaging marker for nascent blood vessels in mouse models of cancer
    Robert M Hoffman
    AntiCancer Inc and Department of Surgery, University of California, 7917, Ostrow Street, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 689:183-204. 2011
    ..These fluorescent models can be used to study the early events of angiogenesis and to quantitatively determine efficacy of antiangiogenesis compounds...
  94. ncbi Metallic staples line mimicking a retained surgical sponge
    L Cardinale
    University of Turin, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, Radiology Unit, San Luigi Hospital, 1 10043 Orbassano Torino, Italy
    JBR-BTR 93:262-3. 2010
    The inadvertent loss of surgical sponges remains a dreadful hazard of surgery...
  95. ncbi Lumbar gossypiboma
    Gulnur Erdem
    Department of Radiology, Inonu University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey
    Diagn Interv Radiol 16:10-2. 2010
    ..With diffusion-weighted MRI, gossypiboma may be distinguished from an abscess by its low signal intensity and increased apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) as compared to high signal intensity with low ADC in cases of abscess...
  96. ncbi Imaging of surgical paraphernalia: what belongs in the patient and what does not
    K A Wolfson
    Departments of Radiological Sciences, University of California Los Angeles UCLA School of Medicine, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 165 57, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6952, USA
    Radiographics 20:1665-73. 2000
    Many radiologists are not familiar with the names of various instruments, surgical sponges, and needles that may be seen on intraoperative and postoperative radiographs...
  97. ncbi [Radiological diagnostics for iatrogenic retained foreign bodies after surgery]
    H A Wieder
    Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitat, Ismaningerstrasse 22, 81675 Munich, Germany
    Chirurg 78:22-7. 2007
    Retention of surgical sponges is rare. They cause either an aseptic reaction without significant symptoms or an exudative reaction which results in early but non-specific symptoms...
  98. ncbi A feasibility study of high intensity focused ultrasound for liver biopsy hemostasis
    Cheri X Deng
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 7207, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 30:1531-7. 2004
    ..Blood loss from a biopsy site was determined using surgical sponges as absorbent applied at the site. Mean blood loss for control sites was 6.16 g (14-gauge, n = 20) and 1...
  99. pmc Gossypiboma: a case report
    Ali Aminian
    Department of General Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Cases J 1:220. 2008
    ..Retained foreign body was diagnosed radiologically and confirmed with operation. Retained foreign body should be in the differential diagnosis of any postoperative patient who presents with pain, infection, or palpable mass...
  100. ncbi Identification of proximal landing zone limit for proper deployment of aortic arch stentgraft after supra-aortic great vessels transposition
    A R Serag
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 48:805-7. 2007
    ..The technique we describe increases the accuracy of stentgraft deployment in the ascending aorta after total arch transposition. It will potentially improve the outcome...
  101. ncbi Ureteroappendiceal fistula due to gossypiboma
    Ozgur Yaycioglu
    Department of Urology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Yuregir, Adana, Turkey
    Urol Int 79:187-8. 2007
    ..The patient was treated by removal of the retained sponges, appendectomy and ureteral stent insertion...

Research Grants16

  1. Enzyme therapy for hyperhomocysteinemia
    Yuying Tan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Phase II results will lead to an IND for MEGC-PEG-rMETase for end stage renal disease patients and other patients with intractable hyperhomocysteinemia and high cardiovascular disease mortality. ..
  2. Clinical Study of RFID Tagged Surgical Sponges
    Sharon Morris; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These studies are essential for eventual FDA approval of these systems and eventual commercialization over a 24-month period. ..
  3. Clinical study of RFID Tagged Surgical Sponges and Instruments
    DAVID SZAKELYHIDI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..a system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) which can automatically detect, identify, and count surgical sponges that are introduced into the patient's body during surgery...
  4. Hypopituitarism after Moderate and Severe Head Injury
    Daniel Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..By diagnosing and treating both acute and chronic traumatic neuroendocrine deficiencies, this study may dramatically improvethe long-term prognosis of many TBI patients. ..
  5. Adenoviral GFP targeting of metastatic human tumors using multiple delivery route
    Hiroyuki Kishimoto; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Having obtained these results, we can move forward in the Phase II grant application with experiments to bring OBP-401 to the clinic for use in cancer surgery in human patients. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Orthotopic models of tumor angiogenesis and blood flow
    Meng Yang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. Therapeutic hair follicle-derived neurospheres
    Meng Yang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Human hair- follicle bulge cells will be further characterized and developed for therapeutic potential for nerve regeneration in Phase III. [unreadable]..
  8. Dual-color tumor-host imaging models
    Meng Yang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These models have significant commercial potential for discovery and development of stroma-targeted and anti-angiogenesis drugs. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Targeted tumoricidal bacteria
    Ming Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Future human trials of the tumor-killing bacteria can be held after the Phase I and Phase II grant periods are completed. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. Inhibitors of 5alpha-reductase for acne therapy
    Lingna Li; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: Liposomal 4-MA will be developed as a topical selectively targeted therapeutic for acne for which they should be a very market. ..
  11. Imageable tumor-targeting bacteria
    Ming Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Aging and the Microvasculature
    May Reed; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results will define the key points of deficient microvascular growth in the aged and also develop the microvessel sprout model into a highly useful tool for studies of vascular growth in general. ..
  13. Purchase of Ventilated Caging Systems and Workstations
    Debra Hickman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We currently have 5 rooms that house rodents in ventilated filter-top caging but do not have access to a workstation. ..
  14. Discovery of novel fluorescent reporter genes
    Ming Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Reporters with spectral properties that can be used for whole-body imaging of tumors in the lung and their metastases will be candidates for further development for numerous applications of multi-color imaging. ..
  15. RHOMOCYCSTEINASE FOR HOMOCYSTEINE ASSAY
    Yuying Tan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The tHCY enzymatic kits for these applications will be ready for commercial launch at this point. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not Available ..
  16. AGING AND ENDOTHELIAL CELL FUNCTION
    May Reed; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The elucidation of mechanisms that regulate MMP activity in aged cells and tissues will assist the development of therapies to improve wound repair and revascularization of ischemic organs. ..