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Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811169/tissue-engineered-extracellular-matrices-ecms-in-urology-evolution-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
N F Davis, E M Cunnane, F J O'Brien, J J Mulvihill, M T Walsh
Autologous gastrointestinal tissue has remained the gold-standard reconstructive biomaterial in urology for >100 years. Mucus-secreting epithelium is associated with lifelong metabolic and neuromechanical complications when implanted into the urinary tract. Therefore, the availability of biocompatible tissue-engineered biomaterials such as extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds may provide an attractive alternative for urologists. ECMs are decellularised, biodegradable membranes that have shown promise for repairing defective urinary tract segments in vitro and in vivo by inducing a host-derived tissue remodelling response after implantation...
August 12, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807571/radiofrequency-ablation-for-osteoid-osteoma-recurrence-rates-and-predictive-factors
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David W Shields, Sadaf Sohrabi, Evan O Crane, Chris Nicholas, Ashish Mahendra
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Osteoid osteoma is an infrequent but debilitating benign bone lesion which can be successfully managed by percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA). There are few studies investigating the efficacy and follow-up of this treatment. An arbitrary upper limit of 15 mm has been used to differentiate between osteoid osteoma and osteoblastoma with surgery used for lesions above this limit. We aimed to analyse the cases identified from our prospectively maintained database over a ten year period since adoption of this technique in our unit...
August 11, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807570/albumin-bilirubin-grade-predicts-the-outcomes-of-liver-resection-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-for-very-early-early-stage-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Charing Ching-Ning Chong, Anthony Wing-Hung Chan, John Wong, Cheuk-Man Chu, Stephen Lam Chan, Kit-Fai Lee, Simon Chun-Ho Yu, Ka-Fai To, Philip Johnson, Paul Bo-San Lai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whether liver resection or ablation should be the first-line treatment for very early/early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients who are candidates for both remains controversial. The aim of this study was to determine if the newly-developed Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) grade might help in treatment selections and to evaluate the survival of patients treated with liver resection and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: Patients with BCLC stage 0/A HCC who were treated with curative liver resection and RFA from 2003 to 2013 were included...
August 11, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756064/ct-versus-mri-based-patient-specific-instrumentation-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xiang-Dong Wu, Bing-Yan Xiang, Martijn G M Schotanus, Zun-Han Liu, Yu Chen, Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: To determine whether computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more suitable for the patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) systems for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched from inception to June 2016 for prospective comparative trials that compared CT- versus MRI-based PSI systems for TKA. Our predefined primary outcome was the outliers incidence of coronal overall limb alignment...
July 26, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716368/surgeons-and-surgical-trainees-acute-stress-in-real-operations-or-simulation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Georgiou, Andreas Larentzakis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute stress in surgery is ubiquitous and has an immediate impact on surgical performance and patient safety. Surgeons react with several coping strategies; however, they recognise the necessity of formal stress management training. Thus, stress assessment is a direct need. Surgical simulation is a validated standardised training milieu designed to replicate real-life situations. It replicates stress, prevents biases, and provides objective metrics. The complexity of stress mechanisms makes stress measurement difficult to quantify and interpret...
July 14, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684167/sarcopaenia-in-surgical-populations-a-review
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REVIEW
Rachel S M Heard, George Ramsay, Diane R Hildebrand
Sarcopaenia, or decreased muscle mass, has been the subject of a large quantity of recent literature in both medical and surgical disciplines. It has been shown, as outlined below, to be of great prognostic importance, and also may be used in certain circumstances to guide treatment. The greatest volume of research into this topic is in oncological surgical populations, in whom the prevalence of sarcopaenia has been shown to be high. However it is being increasingly studied in other patient groups. Interest in using sarcopaenia as an objective and potentially modifiable marker of frailty is increasing, especially with regards to pre-operative risk stratification and amelioration...
July 3, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629870/tumor-stroma-ratio-is-an-independent-predictor-for-overall-survival-and-disease-free-survival-in-gastric-cancer-patients
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Paolo Aurello, Giammauro Berardi, Diego Giulitti, Antonio Palumbo, Simone Maria Tierno, Giuseppe Nigri, Francesco D'Angelo, Emanuela Pilozzi, Giovanni Ramacciato
BACKGROUND: Despite different prognostic factors have been already studied, patients undergoing potentially curative resection for gastric cancer, still have a poor outcome. There is therefore the need to identify novel prognostic factors. Recently, Tumor-Stroma Ratio (TSR) was proven to be associated with prognosis in different types of cancers. Aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of TSR in gastric cancer patients. METHODS: 106 patients underwent gastrectomy between January 2004 and December 2015...
June 16, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624359/new-challenges-in-multimodal-workout-of-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Alejandro Martin Sanchez, Gianluca Franceschini, Armando Orlandi, Alba Di Leone, Riccardo Masetti
The term "locally advanced breast cancer" (LABC) encompasses a heterogeneous group of breast neoplasms that represent an extremely variable percentage of newly diagnosed breast cancers (4-90%, depending of world regions). These cancers may have different clinical and biological characteristics that can be managed by primary surgery or neoadjuvant integrated treatments. In this paper we review the updated guidelines and discuss most recently reported evidence related to LABC multidisciplinary workout, in order to maximize results of combined systemic therapies, modern surgical procedures and radiotherapy...
June 14, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619548/review-emerging-concepts-in-the-pathogenesis-of-tendinopathy
#9
REVIEW
Benjamin J F Dean, Stephanie G Dakin, Neal L Millar, Andrew J Carr
Tendinopathy is a common clinical problem and has a significant disease burden attached, not only in terms of health care costs, but also for patients directly in terms of time off work and impact upon quality of life. Controversy surrounds the pathogenesis of tendinopathy, however the recent systematic analysis of the evidence has demonstrated that many of the claims of an absence of inflammation in tendinopathy were more based around belief than robust scientific data. This review is a summary of the emerging research in this topical area, with a particular focus on the role of neuronal regulation and inflammation in tendinopathy...
June 12, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619547/a-systematic-review-of-the-management-and-outcome-of-ercp-related-duodenal-perforations-using-a-standardized-classification-system
#10
REVIEW
Roberto Cirocchi, Michael Denis Kelly, Ewen A Griffiths, Renata Tabola, Massimo Sartelli, Luigi Carlini, Stefania Ghersi, Salomone Di Saverio
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of duodenal perforation after ERCP ranges from 0.09% to 1.67% and mortality up to 8%. METHODS: This systematic review was registered in Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, PROSPERO. Stapfer classification of ERCP-related duodenal perforations was used. RESULTS: The systematic search yielded 259 articles. Most frequent post-ERCP perforation was Stapfer type II (58.4%), type I second most frequent perforation (17...
June 12, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619546/screening-in-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-ddh
#11
REVIEW
Robin W Paton
Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a controversial subject. Screening may be by universal neonatal clinical examination (Ortolani or Barlow manoeuvres) with the addition of sonographic imaging of the hip (selective 'at risk' hips or universal screening in the neonate). In the UK, the NIPE guidelines recommend universal neonatal clinical assessment of the hip joints, a General Practitioner 6-8 week clinical 'hip check' and assessment clinically with sonographic imaging at 4-6 weeks for certain 'at risk' hips for pathological DDH...
June 12, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602482/a-new-anterior-inferior-coronal-patellar-plica
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Francesco Sadile, Alessio Bernasconi, Nicola Maffulli
PURPOSE: To date, four synovial plicae are classically described in the knee. We report a previously undescribed new inferior patellar plica, named "bib-like plica" (BLP, referring to its morphology) related to specific symptoms of atypical recurrent anterior knee pain in the presence of a locked or pseudo-locked knee. We describe this anatomical structure, and assess its clinical relevance in daily practice in terms of clinical pattern and long-term follow-up outcome after arthroscopic excision...
June 8, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596062/inflammation-in-tendinopathy
#13
REVIEW
Alessio D'Addona, Nicola Maffulli, Silvestro Formisano, Donato Rosa
Pain and functional limitation are frequent in symptomatic tendinopathy. The essential lesion of tendinopathy is a failed healing response. Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in a failed healing response during the early stages of pathogenesis of tendinopathy would help to develop new and effective treatments. The role of inflammation in the development of tendon pathologies has been revived during the last few years, in particular during the first phases of tendinopathies, when "early tendinopathy" may not be clinically evident...
June 6, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549529/impact-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#14
C A L de Raaff, U K Coblijn, E S M de Klerk, M J L Ravesloot, N de Vries, B A van Wagensveld
BACKGROUND: To examine the influence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the quality of life (QoL) in bariatric surgery. METHODS: All patients who underwent a laparoscopic Roux-and-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), preoperative poly(somno)graphy and completed an Impact of Weight on QoL-Lite questionnaire before and after surgery were included. RESULTS: A total of 276 patients were included. OSA was diagnosed in 150 (53.3%) patients. All subscale scores improved 15 months post-surgery (p < 0...
May 23, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549528/the-penalty-points-system-in-ireland-does-it-remain-effective-14-years-on
#15
C Downey, M Donnelly
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the leading cause of trauma related mortality in Ireland. The penalty points system (PPS) was introduced in Ireland in 2002 to incentivise safer driving and reduce injury. Its early effect was studied previously(1) which concluded that there was a slight reduction in RTA related femoral shaft fractures (a sensitive indicator of high energy trauma) and a dramatic reduction in RTA related discharges. We hypothesized that over the following 14 years, the penalty points system might lose its effectiveness...
May 23, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601343/troublesome-throat-awareness-tta-as-a-contemporary-alternative-to-globus-pharyngeus
#16
EDITORIAL
J Doody, J E Fenton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838234/management-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-our-experience-and-interpretation-of-the-british-thoracic-society-guidelines
#17
REVIEW
Richard Green, Matthew King, Helen Reid, John T Murchison, Andrew Evans, Iain J Nixon
BACKGROUND: and purpose of the study: The frequency of lung nodules in the head and neck cancer population is unknown, currently the only guidance available recommends following local policy. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of pulmonary nodules in our head and neck cancer group and interpret the recently updated British Thoracic Society (BTS) Lung Nodule Guidelines in a head and neck cancer setting. METHODS: 100 patients were diagnosed with head and neck cancer between July 2013-March 2014, clinico-pathological, demographic and radiological data was extracted from the electronic records...
August 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815046/the-impact-of-the-biomolecular-era-on-breast-cancer-surgery
#18
REVIEW
T P McVeigh, M R Boland, A J Lowery
Surgery has always played a central role in the management of breast cancer, with local control via complete tumour resection long established as the cornerstone of effective breast cancer therapy. While extensive surgical resection in the form of the Halstead radical mastectomy dominated treatment up until at least the 1970s, the advent of adjuvant loco-regional and systemic therapies has resulted in a decrease in the magnitude of surgical intervention in recent decades. The Biomolecular or "-omics" era initiated with the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953 and intensified by the completion of the human genome project in 2003 has seen an unprecedented expansion in our understanding of the molecular and genetic heterogeneity of cancer...
June 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742406/role-of-transoral-robotic-surgery-in-current-head%C3%A2-%C3%A2-neck-practice
#19
REVIEW
David Hamilton, Vinidh Paleri
Morbidity and mortality associated with increasingly radical doses of chemoradiotherapy have led many to question the current standard of care in head and neck cancer. Recently, surgeons have developed minimally invasive, transoral techniques which have demonstrated excellent survival and favourable functional outcomes. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is the most recent, cutting edge in the evolution of transoral techniques; TORS allows surgeons unprecedented access to and visualisation of the upper aerodigestive tract...
June 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720666/primary-repair-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-a-paradigm-shift
#20
REVIEW
Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
Over the last century, many surgical treatments have been developed in the orthopedic field, including treatments of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. These treatments ideally evolve in a process of trial and error with prospective comparison of new treatments to the current treatment standard. However, these evolutions are sometimes not linear and periodically undergo paradigm shifts. In this article, we review the evolution of ACL treatment and explain how it underwent a paradigm shift. Open primary ACL repair was the most common treatment in the 1970s and 1980s, but because multiple studies noted deterioration of outcomes at mid-term follow-up, in addition to several randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that noted better outcomes following ACL reconstruction, the open primary repair technique was abandoned...
June 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
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