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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776444/mediastinal-staging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-endobronchial-and-endoscopic-ultrasonography-with-or-without-additional-surgical-mediastinoscopy-mediastrial-study-protocol-of-a-multicenter-randomised-controlled-trial
#1
Jelle E Bousema, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, Nicole E Papen-Botterhuis, Hermien W Schreurs, Jos G Maessen, Erik H van der Heijden, Willem H Steup, Jerry Braun, Valentin J J M Noyez, Fieke Hoeijmakers, Naomi Beck, Martijn van Dorp, Niels J M Claessens, Birgitta I Hiddinga, Johannes M A Daniels, David J Heineman, Harmen R Zandbergen, Ad F T M Verhagen, Paul E van Schil, Jouke T Annema, Frank J C van den Broek
BACKGROUND: In case of suspicious lymph nodes on computed tomography (CT) or fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), advanced tumour size or central tumour location in patients with suspected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Dutch and European guidelines recommend mediastinal staging by endosonography (endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)) with sampling of mediastinal lymph nodes. If biopsy results from endosonography turn out negative, additional surgical staging of the mediastinum by mediastinoscopy is advised to prevent unnecessary lung resection due to false negative endosonography findings...
May 18, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769055/one-visceral-artery-may-be-enough-successful-pancreatectomy-in-a-patient-with-total-occlusion-of-the-celiac-and-superior-mesenteric-arteries
#2
Evangelos Tagkalos, Florian Jungmann, Hauke Lang, Stefan Heinrich
BACKGROUND: The anatomic variations of the visceral arteries are not uncommon. The liver arterial blood supply shows 50% variability between humans, with the most common anatomy being one hepatic artery arising from the celiac trunk and one pancreatico-duodenal arcade between the celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery. Occlusion of one artery are mostly asymptomatic but may become clinically relevant when surgery of the liver, bile duct or the pancreas is required. If these pathologies are not reversible, an oncologic pancreatic head resection cannot be performed...
May 16, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743040/a-dissonance-based-intervention-for-women-post-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-aiming-at-improving-quality-of-life-and-physical-activity-24-months-after-surgery-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Fanny Sellberg, Sofie Possmark, Ata Ghaderi, Erik Näslund, Mikaela Willmer, Per Tynelius, Anders Thorell, Magnus Sundbom, Joanna Uddén, Eva Szabo, Daniel Berglind
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is the most common bariatric procedure in Sweden and results in substantial weight loss. Approximately one year post-surgery weight regain for these patient are common, followed by a decrease in health related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical activity (PA). Our aim is to investigate the effects of a dissonance-based intervention on HRQoL, PA and other health-related behaviors in female RYGB patients 24 months after surgery. We are not aware of any previous RCT that has investigated the effects of a similar intervention targeting health behaviors after RYGB...
May 9, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685139/close-and-regular-surveillance-is-key-to-prevent-severe-complications-for-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-patients-without-gastrointestinal-polyps-case-report-of-a-novel-stk11-mutation-c-471_472delct-in-a-chinese-girl
#4
Zi-Ye Zhao, Yu-Liang Jiang, Bai-Rong Li, Jing Li, Xiao-Wei Jin, En-Da Yu, Shou-Bin Ning
BACKGROUND: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a Mendelian disease characterized by gastrointestinal hamartomas, mucocutaneous pigmentation (MP), and increased cancer risk. Serine/threonine kinase 11 (STK11) is the only validated causative gene in PJS. Clinical observation reveals MP and intussusception in childhood are more frequent and severe than in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here a girl without a positive family history, who grew oral and fingertip MP at her age of 2 and got abdomen dull pain from 7 years old...
April 23, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669542/the-application-of-intraoperative-ankle-dislocation-approach-in-the-treatment-of-the-unstable-trimalleolar-fractures-involving-posterior-ankle-comminuted-fracture-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
Wenzhao Xing, Peng Xie, Linjie Wang, Changcheng Liu, Jian Cui, Zhiguo Zhang, Liang Sun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to introduce a novel intraoperative lateral ankle dislocation approach during surgical treatment for patients with unstable trimalleolar fractures involving posterior ankle comminuted fractures and compare its effects and safety with those with conventional approach. METHODS: From June 2006 to June 2014, 69 patients diagnosed as unstable trimalleolar fractures involving posterior ankle comminuted fracture were included in this study...
April 18, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29636101/arteriovenous-malformation-in-the-sigmoid-colon-of-a-patient-with-cowden-disease-treated-with-laparoscopy-a-case-report
#6
Koichi Inukai, Nobuhiro Takashima, Shiro Fujihata, Hirotaka Miyai, Minoru Yamamoto, Kenji Kobayashi, Moritsugu Tanaka, Tetsushi Hayakawa
BACKGROUND: Cowden disease is a genetic disorder associated with a mutation of the PTEN gene and is known to be easily complicated by generalized vascular malformations and malignant tumors. However, only a few reports have investigated the relationship between Cowden disease and vascular malformations. We present a case of Cowden disease along with a review of the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 48-year-old man who visited our hospital complaining of fresh blood in his stools and shortness of breath...
April 10, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29636057/a-case-of-complete-splenic-infarction-after-laparoscopic-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy
#7
Kenjiro Kimura, Go Ohira, Ryosuke Amano, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Ryota Tanaka, Jun Tauchi, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (LSPDP), a newly developed operative procedure, is indicated for benign and low-grade malignant disease of the pancreas. However, few studies have reported on postoperative splenic infarction after LSPDP. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of complete splenic infarction and obliteration of the splenic artery and vein after LSPDP. The patient was a 69-year-old woman with a 35-mm cystic tumor of the pancreatic body who underwent LSPDP...
April 10, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29631581/successful-pulmonary-arterial-embolization-followed-by-curative-surgery-for-a-lepidic-predominant-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-severe-hypoxemia
#8
Louise Sebane, Mostafa El-Hajjam, Philippe Puyo, Elisabeth Longchampt, Etienne Giroux Leprieur
BACKGROUND: Lepidic predominant adenocarcinoma is characterized by frequent refractory hypoxemia due to intrapulmonary shunting. Severe hypoxemia can induce perioperative complications in case of thoracic surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 67 year-old woman with localized lepidic adenocarcinoma in the right lower lobe with severe hypoxemia. A selective arterial lung embolization allowed an instantaneous correction of the hypoxemia, and a curative lobectomy was safely performed 1 week after without any complication...
April 10, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618346/diagnosis-and-management-of-a-mediastinal-ectopic-thyroid-laying-on-the-right-bronchus-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#9
Alessio Metere, Tiziano De Giacomo, Massimo Vergine, Marco Biffoni, Laura Giacomelli
BACKGROUND: The mediastinal ectopic thyroid is very rare, accounting for less than 1% of all cases of ectopic thyroid tissue. The differential diagnoses with other diseases such as lymphomas, thymic tumors and dermoid cysts is mandatory, in fact each one, needs different management and treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we discuss a rare case of mediastinal ectopic thyroid presenting with a paratracheal mass laying on the right bronchus without symptoms. A 63-year-old male presented with an abnormal well-defined mass along the right paratracheal side, detected by chest x-ray...
April 4, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587729/comparing-the-efficacy-of-targeted-spinal-cord-stimulation-scs-of-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-with-conventional-medical-management-cmm-in-patients-with-chronic-post-surgical-inguinal-pain-the-smashing-trial
#10
Frederique M U Mol, Rudi M Roumen, Marc R Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: A significant number of patients who undergo a standard inguinal hernia repair or a Pfannenstiel incision develop chronic (> 3 months) post-surgical inguinal pain (PSIP) due to nerve entrapment. If medication or peripheral nerve blocks fail, surgery including neurectomies may offer relief. However, some patients do not respond to any of the currently available remedial treatment modalities. Targeted spinal cord stimulation (SCS) of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is a relatively new type of therapy that has a potential to significantly reduce chronic PSIP...
March 27, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544482/investigation-of-associated-factors-with-post-operative-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-tetralogy-of-fallot-correction
#11
Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Jamshid Badr, Mansour Jannati
BACKGROUND: Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the congenital cardiac abnormality which occurs during embryonic time. Although surgical correction, especially early operation, is the best way to treat patients, still contributing factors in morbidity and mortality is controversial. The objective of this study is to investigate potential factors which might be correlated with post-operative outcomes of TOF. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 349 monitored patients with TOF correction were selected...
March 15, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534714/lumbar-spine-epidural-abscess-and-facet-joint-septic-arthritis-due-to-streptococcus-agalactiae-a-case-report
#12
Costansia Bureta, Hiroyuki Tominaga, Takuya Yamamoto, Takao Setoguchi, Hideki Kawamura, Satoshi Nagano, Ichiro Kawamura, Masahiko Abematsu, Hironori Kakoi, Yasuhiro Ishidou, Setsuro Komiya
BACKGROUND: Here we report a rare case of lumbar spine epidural abscess and facet joint septic arthritis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae, which had spread to the iliopsoas muscles, leading to urine retention. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old woman with low back pain experienced a sudden onset of bilateral lower limb weakness, it was followed 14 days later by urine retention. At consultation, magnetic resonance imaging and identification of serum β-hemolytic streptococci provided a diagnosis of Streptococcus agalactiae infection...
March 13, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510754/predictive-factors-for-major-postoperative-complications-related-to-gastric-conduit-reconstruction-in-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-case-control-study
#13
Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Yasuhiro Nagata, Masahiko Nakayama, Ryo Matsumoto, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Susumu Eguchi
BACKGROUND: Regardless of developments in thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TE), postoperative complications relative to gastric conduit reconstruction are common after esophagectomy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the predictive factors of major complications related to gastric conduit after TE. METHODS: From 2006 to 2015, 75 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent TE were evaluated to explore the predictive factors of major postoperative complications related to gastric conduit...
March 6, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499671/posttraumatic-venous-gas-in-the-liver-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-current-literature
#14
René Fahrner, Falk Rauchfuss, Hubert Scheuerlein, Utz Settmacher
BACKGROUND: There are numerous causes of hepatic gas formation that range from serious pathologies to incidental findings, including mesenteric infarction, liver abscess, inflammatory bowel disease or minimally invasive hepatic interventions. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 50-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency room after a car accident. The clinical examination and further diagnostics revealed a craniocerebral injury with a fracture of the skull, concomitant soft tissue lesions and subarachnoidal bleeding...
March 2, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490701/pylorus-drainage-procedures-in-thoracoabdominal-esophagectomy-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Stefan Fritz, Katharina Feilhauer, André Schaudt, Hansjörg Killguss, Eduard Esianu, René Hennig, Jörg Köninger
BACKGROUND: Pylorotomy and pyloroplasty in thoracoabdominal esophagectomy are routinely performed in many high-volume centers to prevent delayed gastric emptying (DGE) due to truncal vagotomy. Currently, controversy remains regarding the need for these practices. The present study aimed to determine the value and role of pyloric drainage procedures in esophagectomy with gastric replacement. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data was performed for all consecutive patients who underwent thoracoabdominal resection of the esophagus between January 2009 and December 2016 at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart, Germany...
March 1, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490656/successful-joint-preservation-of-distal-radius-osteosarcoma-by-en-bloc-tumor-excision-and-reconstruction-using-a-tumor-bearing-frozen-autograft-a-case-report
#16
Takashi Higuchi, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Araki, Kaoru Tada, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: The wrist joint is an extremely rare site for osteosarcoma. Joint structure preservation to maintain good limb function is well described in case of knee osteosarcoma, whereas it is not described in case of wrist joint osteosarcoma. In this report, we present the first case of joint preservation surgery to treat distal radius osteosarcoma using a tumor bearing autograft treated with liquid nitrogen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old male presented with swelling and pain in the right wrist and was diagnosed with conventional osteosarcoma of the distal radius...
March 1, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466971/perioperative-dynamics-and-significance-of-plasma-free-amino-acid-profiles-in-colorectal-cancer
#17
Kayoko Katayama, Akio Higuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Atsuko Ikeda, Shinya Kikuchi, Manabu Shiozawa
BACKGROUND: For early detection of cancer, we have previously developed the AminoIndex Cancer Screening (AICS) system, which quantifies 6 plasma-free amino acids (PFAAs) in blood samples. Herein, we examined the usefulness of the AICS in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) by comparing the preoperative and postoperative PFAA profiles. METHODS: Our study cohort consisted of 62 patients who had undergone curative resection for CRC at our cancer center, with no recurrence at the time of the study...
February 21, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448930/a-prediction-study-of-warfarin-individual-stable-dose-after-mechanical-heart-valve-replacement-adaptive-neural-fuzzy-inference-system-prediction
#18
Huan Tao, Qian Li, Qin Zhou, Jie Chen, Bo Fu, Jing Wang, Wenzhe Qin, Jianglong Hou, Jin Chen, Li Dong
BACKGROUND: It's difficult but urgent to achieve the individualized rational medication of the warfarin, we aim to predict the individualized warfarin stable dose though the artificial intelligent Adaptive neural-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). METHODS: Our retrospective analysis based on a clinical database, involving 21,863 patients from 15 Chinese provinces who receive oral warfarin after the heart valve replacement. They were allocated into four groups: the external validation group (A group), the internal validation group (B group), training group (C group) and stratified training group (D group)...
February 15, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409478/parathyroid-cysts-experience-of-a-rare-phenomenon-at-a-single-institution
#19
Peipei Xu, Xiaotian Xia, Meifang Li, Minggao Guo, Zhili Yang
BACKGROUND: Parathyroid cysts are relatively uncommon lesions and are often misdiagnosed. We evaluate our experience in the diagnosis of and therapy to correct parathyroid cystic lesions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a series of 32 patients with parathyroid cysts who were admitted to our department between July 2011 and November 2016. Clinical pathological features of the patients, including age, gender, location, size, ultrasonography, histopathology, surgery, and follow-up, were analyzed...
February 6, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391063/permissive-weight-bearing-in-trauma-patients-with-fracture-of-the-lower-extremities-prospective-multicenter-comparative-cohort-study
#20
Pishtiwan H S Kalmet, Guido Meys, Yvette Y V Horn, Silvia M A A Evers, Henk A M Seelen, Paul Hustinx, Heinrich Janzing, Alexander Vd Veen, Coen Jaspars, Jan Bernard Sintenie, Taco J Blokhuis, Martijn Poeze, Peter R G Brink
BACKGROUND: The standard aftercare treatment in surgically treated trauma patients with fractures around or in a joint, known as (peri)- or intra-articular fractures of the lower extremities, is either non-weight bearing or partial weight bearing. We have developed an early permissive weight bearing post-surgery rehabilitation protocol in surgically treated patients with fractures of the lower extremities. In this proposal we want to compare our early permissive weight bearing protocol to the existing current non-weight bearing guidelines in a prospective comparative cohort study...
February 2, 2018: BMC Surgery
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