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Hypoxia

Abstract This is a study of intraoperative mean arterial pressure in obstructive sleep apnea patients undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgical procedures.  Participants are 281 adult patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea within two years prior to their bariatric surgery. In addition to mean arterial pressure, the dataset includes information on demographics, nocturnal oxygen status, comorbidities, […]

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Arthritis Treatment

Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in two age ranges who were receiving care at a clinic in Philadelphia are included. Variables include age and sex, several indicators of disease activity and whether or not patients were administered selected common treatments for RA. The dataset is suitable for simple data description, chi-square tests, unpaired t-tests, and […]

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Obstetrics and Periodontal Therapy

Abstract Maternal periodontal disease has been linked in observational studies to preterm birth (< 37 weeks) and low birth weight (< 2500 g) outcomes. The Obstetrics and Periodontal Therapy study was a multi-center randomized trial evaluating the effect of nonsurgical periodontal treatment intervention on preterm birth, comparing outcomes of women treated before 21 weeks gestation […]

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Supraclavicular

Abstract This data set contains 103 patients who were scheduled to undergo an upper extremity procedure suitable for supraclavicular anesthesia. Patients were randomly assigned to either (1) combined group-ropivacaine and mepivacaine mixture; or (2) sequential group-mepivacaine followed by ropivacaine. A number of demographic and post-op pain medication variables (fentanyl, alfentanil, midazolam) were collected. The primary […]

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Cytomegalovirus

Abstract This data set is from a study of 64 consecutive patients who underwent T-cell replete, matched sibling donor reduced-intensity conditioning allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. The primary risk factor of interest was the number of activating killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (aKIRs: 1-4 vs. 5-6). A number of demographic, baseline and transplant characteristics were also collected. […]

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Smart Pill

Abstract This study evaluated gastric emptying, small bowel transit time, and total intestinal transit time in 8 critically ill trauma patients. These data were compared with those obtained in 87 healthy volunteers from a separate trial. Data were obtained with a motility capsule that wirelessly transmitted pH, pressure, and temperature to a recorder attached to […]

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Laryngoscope

Abstract This data set contains 99 adult patients with a body mass index between 30 and 50 kg/m2 who required orotracheal intubation for elective surgery. Patient demographics, airway assessment data, intubation success rate, time to intubation, ease of intubation, and occurrence of complications were recorded. The dataset is cleaned and complete. There are no outliers […]

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Licorice Gargle

Abstract This study enrolled 236 adult patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery requiring a double-lumen endotracheal tube. Gender, physical status, BMI, age, Mallampati score, smoking status, preoperative pain, surgery size, intervention and the outcomes (cough, sore throat and pain swallowing at various time points) are provided. The dataset is cleaned and complete (missing outcomes for 2 […]

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Blood Storage

Abstract This data set contains 316 men who had undergone radical prostatectomy and received transfusion during or within 30 days of the surgical procedure and had available PSA follow-up data. The main exposure of interest was RBC storage duration group. A number of demographic, baseline and prognostic factors were also collected. The outcome was time […]

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Surgery Timing

Abstract This data set contains 32, 001 elective general surgical patients. Age, gender, race, BMI, several comorbidities, several surgical risk indices, the surgical timing predictors (hour, day of week, month,moon phase) and the outcomes (30-day mortality and in-hosptial complication) are provided. The dataset is cleaned and complete (no missing data except for BMI). There are […]