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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161192/patient-preferences-in-subglottic-stenosis-treatment-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Matthew R Naunheim, Margaret L Naunheim, Vinay K Rathi, Ramon A Franco, Mark G Shrime, Phillip C Song
Objectives Subglottic stenosis can be addressed with several different surgical techniques, but patient preferences for these treatment modalities are poorly understood. Economic methods are increasingly being used to understand how patients make decisions. The objective of this pilot study was to assess preferences in subglottic stenosis treatment using patient-centric stated preference techniques. Study Design Discrete choice experiment (DCE). Setting Academic research facility. Subjects and Methods A computer-based DCE was administered in a monitored setting to volunteers from the general population...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160425/local-and-systemic-effects-of-fibrin-and-cyanoacrylate-adhesives-on-lung-lesions-in-rabbits
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Marcus V H Carvalho, Evaldo Marchi, Andre J Fruchi, Bruno V B Dias, Clovis L Pinto, Geovane R Dos Santos, Milena M P Acencio
OBJECTIVES: Tissue adhesives can be used to prevent pulmonary air leaks, which frequently occur after lung interventions. The objective of this study is to evaluate local and systemic effects of fibrin and cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives on lung lesions in rabbits. METHODS: Eighteen rabbits were submitted to videothoracoscopy + lung incision alone (control) or videothoracoscopy + lung incision + local application of fibrin or cyanoacrylate adhesive. Blood samples were collected and assessed for leukocyte, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts and interleukin-8 levels preoperatively and at 48 hours and 28 days post-operatively...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159505/biochemical-stress-evaluation-after-medial-parapatellar-and-subvastus-approach-in-total-knee-replacement
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L Sabatini, G Nicolaci, F Atzori, A Oliva, A Aprato, M Terzolo, A Masse'
INTRODUCTION: Even if different surgical approaches for total knee arthroplasty are well known since decades, the standard medial parapatellar incision remains the most common one; general agreement about significant advantages with minimally invasive techniques is lacking. Furthermore, the surgical stress effect on the organism has always been analyzed through blood inflammatory parameters. This study aim was to compare the standard and subvastus approaches, using the salivary cortisol in particular as measure for systemic surgery-related stress...
November 20, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158031/robot-assisted-renal-transplantation-using-the-retroperitoneal-approach-rart-with-more-than-one-year-follow-up-description-of-the-technique-and-results
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F Bruyère, B Pradère, B Faivre d'Arcier, J-M Boutin, M Buchler, N Brichart
OBJECTIVES: To describe the technique and report our first experience of robotic-assisted renal transplantation (RART) with more than one year follow up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In our center the first case of RART was realized in October 2013 with a cadaveric graft. We used the combined extra- and intraperitoneal robot assisted laparoscopic route with extraperitoneal positioning of the graft and intraperitoneal transplantation. The patient was placed in the supine position with arms along the body; the robot came from the right inferior part of the patient...
November 17, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151420/-clinical-application-of-vsd-negative-pressure-aspiration-and-detoxification-in-severe-snake-bite
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Zhipeng Zheng, Gonglei Chen, Wei Liang, Xu Ji, Jing Yin, Meiling Liu, Wentao Chen, Yigang Yu, Wei Chen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical efficacy of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) in the treatment of mixed poisonous snake bite. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. Forty-three snake bite patients by mixed poisonous snakes admitted to Department of Emergency of the 175th Hospital of People's Liberation Army from February 2015 to February 2017 were enrolled. All patients were divided into routine treatment group (n = 20) and VSD treatment group (n = 23) according to whether early incision decompression and using the VSD technique...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148902/microsurgical-anatomy-and-approaches-around-the-lateral-recess-with-special-reference-to-entry-into-the-pons
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Osamu Akiyama, Ken Matsushima, Maximiliano Nunez, Satoshi Matsuo, Akihide Kondo, Hajime Arai, Albert L Rhoton, Toshio Matsushima
OBJECTIVE The lateral recess is a unique structure communicating between the ventricle and cistern, which is exposed when treating lesions involving the fourth ventricle and the brainstem with surgical approaches such as the transcerebellomedullary fissure approach. In this study, the authors examined the microsurgical anatomy around the lateral recess, including the fiber tracts, and analyzed their findings with respect to surgical exposure of the lateral recess and entry into the lower pons. METHODS Ten cadaveric heads were examined with microsurgical techniques, and 2 heads were examined with fiber dissection to clarify the anatomy between the lateral recess and adjacent structures...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141390/-the-clinical-analysis-of-corneal-interface-fluid-syndrome-after-laser-lamellar-corneal-refractive-surgery
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K J Lin, J Chen, W Lin, X D Lin, Y M Zhou, L D Zheng, Y Tong
Objective: To analysis, the clinical characteristics, refractive changes, and clinical treatment of interface fluid syndrome after laser lamellar corneal refractive surgery. Methods: During Dec. 2010 to Apr. 2016. In total 6 cases(9 eyes), 3 cases were bilateral, 3 cases were unilateral. Five patients were male and 1 was female. The age of the patients ranged from 20 to 29 years was (24.83±4.02) years. Six cases(9 eyes)of IFS were diagnosed at our hospital. The history and complete ophthalmic examination that include Slit-lamp examination, Slit-lamp photography, refraction, corneal thickness measurement, corneal endothelial cell counting, IOP, anterior segment OCT(AS-OCT), exams were recorded...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134308/appendicitis-rural-patient-status-is-associated-with-increased-duration-of-prehospital-symptoms-and-worse-outcomes-in-high-and-low-middle-income-countries
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Matthew C Hernandez, Eric Finnesgaard, Johnathon M Aho, Victor Y Kong, John L Bruce, Stephanie F Polites, Grant L Laing, Damian L Clarke, Martin D Zielinski
INTRODUCTION: Appendicitis is a significant economic and healthcare burden in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. We aimed to determine whether urban and rural patient status would affect outcomes in appendicitis in a combined population regardless of country of economic status. We hypothesize that patients from rural areas and both high- and low-middle-income countries would have disproportionate outcomes and duration of symptoms compared to their urban counterparts. METHODS: Adults (≥18 years) with appendicitis during 2010-2016 in South Africa and USA were reviewed using multi-institutional data...
November 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130036/accuracy-precision-and-trending-ability-of-electrical-cardiometry-cardiac-index-versus-continuous-pulmonary-artery-thermodilution-method-a-prospective-observational-study
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P B W Cox, A M den Ouden, M Theunissen, L J Montenij, A G H Kessels, M D Lancé, W F F A Buhre, M A E Marcus
Introduction: Evaluation of accuracy, precision, and trending ability of cardiac index (CI) measurements using the Aesculon™ bioimpedance electrical cardiometry (Aesc) compared to the continuous pulmonary artery thermodilution catheter (PAC) technique before, during, and after cardiac surgery. Methods: A prospective observational study with fifty patients with ASA 3-4. At six time points (T), measurements of CI simultaneously by continuous cardiac output pulmonary thermodilution and thoracic bioimpedance and standard hemodynamics were performed...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124532/acetylsalicylic-acid-produces-different-effects-on-the-production-of-active-oxygen-species-by-activated-platelets-in-different-inflammatory-diseases
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Z A Gabbasov, V V Kogan-Yasny, D A Lakhno, L G Kagan, E V Ryzhkova, E Yu Vasilieva, A V Shpektor
We studied the effect of acetylsalicylic acid on ROS generation by platelets in patients after surgical interventions and in patients with bronchial asthma was studied. Platelets stimulated with platelet-activating factor are characterized by weak luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence in healthy people and patients after operations with laparoscopic incisions. Addition of platelet activation factor to platelet samples from patients after open abdominal surgery caused intensive chemiluminescence that was suppressed after platelet incubation with acetylsalicylic acid...
November 9, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124248/circumcision-incision-orchidopexy-a-novel-technique-for-palpable-low-inguinal-undescended-testis
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Michael E Chua, Jan Michael A Silangcruz, Odina Gomez, Jun S Dy, Marcelino L Morales
Given that both orchidopexy and circumcision are commonly done in a single operative setting, we adopted a technique of combined orchidopexy and circumcision using a single circumcision incision. We applied this new technique to boys with palpable, low inguinal cryptorchidism. Here we describe a case series of 7 boys who underwent concurrent orchidopexy via the circumcision site. We present this novel technique and discuss our preliminary outcomes, including the anatomic basis and feasibility. The technique appears to be an alternative for concurrent circumcision and cryptorchid cases with palpable, low inguinal testes...
November 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123364/corneal-lenticule-storage-before-reimplantation
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Yu-Chi Liu, Geraint P Williams, Ben L George, Yu Qiang Soh, Xin Yi Seah, Gary Swee Lim Peh, Gary Hin Fai Yam, Jodhbir S Mehta
Purpose: To explore the optimal lenticule storage conditions that maintain lenticule integrity and clarity. Methods: A total of 99 lenticules obtained from myopic patients undergoing small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) were divided into four combinations for short-term storage conditions: PBS, Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM), Optisol GS, or anhydrous glycerol. Two thirds of the lenticules were further stored for 4 weeks under eight different conditions...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122820/comparing-a-new-hydroexpression-technique-with-conventional-forceps-method-for-smile-lenticule-removal
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Alex L K Ng, George P M Cheng, Victor C P Woo, Vishal Jhanji, Tommy C Y Chan
BACKGROUND: We described a modified 'hydroexpression' technique for the lenticule removal during small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery and compared the results with conventional forceps method. METHODS: This was a retrospective, comparative study of 50 patients who underwent SMILE surgery by the same surgeon. We compared the 1-week and 3-months postoperative results after SMILE using the hydroexpression technique with the conventional forceps technique...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118534/pure-retroperitoneoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-in-duplication-of-inferior-vena-cava-a-series-of-four-cases
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Bipin Chandra Pal, Pranjal R Modi, Syed Jamal Rizvi, Rohit Chauhan, Suresh Kumar, Shruti P Gandhi, Vivek B Kute, Hargovind L Trivedi
Aim: Complex vascular anatomy poses a major challenge to the donor surgeon. Here, we have described the technical nuances in retroperitoneoscopic living donor nephrectomy for the left kidney in the situations of a rare vascular anomaly of duplication of inferior vena. Materials and Methods: Between September 2005 and June 2016, 1460 retroperitoneoscopic living donor nephrectomy were carried out in single surgical unit of our institution. Out of these four donors were found to have duplication of inferior vena cava (IVC)...
October 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117419/secondary-lenticule-remnant-removal-after-smile
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Alex L K Ng, Peter S K Kwok, Tommy C Y Chan
PURPOSE: The authors report four cases of residual intrastromal lenticule after seemingly uneventful small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery and the outcome after a secondary procedure to remove the lenticule remnant. METHODS: Case reports. RESULTS: All four cases presented with suboptimal corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) and refractive surprise. Irregularities in the corneal curvature and elevation were detected on corneal topography and tomography...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113714/laparoscopic-versus-open-colectomy-for-obstructing-right-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R Cirocchi, F Cesare Campanile, S Di Saverio, G Popivanov, L Carlini, D Pironi, R Tabola, N Vettoretto
BACKGROUND: Hemicolectomy is the treatment of choice for intestinal obstruction from right colon cancer. This review compares the laparoscopic vs open access in hemicolectomy for patients with right colon cancer. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies published after January 2017 was performed according to the Prisma guidelines. The study has been recorded on the Prospero register (CRD42016044108). RESULTS: Five studies were included for review...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112659/tissue-extraction-techniques-for-leiomyomas-and-uteri-during-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Matthew T Siedhoff, Sarah L Cohen
Fragmented tissue extraction (morcellation) of uterine and leiomyoma tissue in gynecologic surgery has been performed for decades, but recent years have seen a vast expansion of techniques to address risks associated with tissue dispersion. Use of power, or electromechanical, morcellation has largely been replaced by manual morcellation with a scalpel. Morcellation can take place through a laparoscopic incision, a minilaparotomy incision, or through a colpotomy. Containment systems are now available for both power and manual morcellation, allowing tissue fragmentation to take place within an enclosed specimen bag...
November 3, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100681/effect-of-intrafragmentary-bupivacaine-haematoma-block-on-analgesic-requirements-in-dogs-undergoing-fracture-repair
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Irene Dimopoulou, Tilemahos L Anagnostou, Nikitas N Prassinos, Ioannis Savvas, Michael Patsikas
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of intraoperative intrafragmentary administration of bupivacaine (haematoma block) in controlling postoperative pain in dogs undergoing osteosynthesis of long-bone isolated diaphyseal fractures. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, 'blinded', placebo-controlled, prospective study. ANIMALS: A total of 23 client-owned dogs with isolated long-bone fractures. METHODS: Dogs were allocated randomly to two groups: bupivacaine group (B) or placebo group (P)...
March 6, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099149/closure-methods-for-laparotomy-incisions-for-preventing-incisional-hernias-and-other-wound-complications
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Sunil V Patel, David D Paskar, Richard L Nelson, Satyanarayana S Vedula, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: Surgeons who perform laparotomy have a number of decisions to make regarding abdominal closure. Material and size of potential suture types varies widely. In addition, surgeons can choose to close the incision in anatomic layers or mass ('en masse'), as well as using either a continuous or interrupted suturing technique, of which there are different styles of each. There is ongoing debate as to which suturing techniques and suture materials are best for achieving definitive wound closure while minimising the risk of short- and long-term complications...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092982/multiple-boluses-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-to-reduce-hidden-blood-loss-and-the-inflammatory-response-following-enhanced-recovery-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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J Xie, Q Hu, J Ma, Q Huang, F Pei
AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of multiple boluses of intravenous (IV) tranexamic acid (TXA) on the hidden blood loss (HBL) and inflammatory response following primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 150 patients were allocated randomly to receive a single bolus of 20 mg/kg IV TXA before the incision (group A), a single bolus followed by a second bolus of 1 g IV-TXA three hours later (group B) or a single bolus followed by two boluses of 1 g IV-TXA three and six hours later (group C)...
November 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
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