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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929274/minimally-invasive-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-for-treatment-of-radiculopathy-an-effective-time-tested-and-cost-efficient-motion-preservation-technique
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REVIEW
L Papavero, R Kothe
OBJECTIVE: To relieve foraminal root impingement due to lateral soft disc fragments, bony spurs, or other rarer causes. INDICATIONS: Soft disc fragment whose bulk is >2/3 lateral to the lateral border of the thecal sac. Intraforaminal dorsal bony narrowing of the root canal. Intraforaminal synovial cyst, extra/intradural tumor. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Paramedian and median soft/hard disc protrusions. Kyphosis of the index level. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Patient prone in reverse Trendelenburg position with the head fixed in a Mayfield clamp...
September 19, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917404/clinical-course-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-mooren-ulcer-who-had-cataract-surgery
#2
Shilpa Das, Ashik Mohamed, Virender S Sangwan
PURPOSE: To report outcomes of cataract surgery in patients with Mooren ulcer. SETTING: L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The medical records of patients with Mooren ulcer who had cataract surgery between 2000 and 2015 were assessed. The main outcome measures were the role of preoperative immunosuppression and disease inactivity, cataract surgery safety, visual outcomes, and postoperative ulcer recurrence...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917398/hydrogel-ocular-sealant-for-clear-corneal-incisions-in-cataract-surgery
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Nambi Nallasamy, Karen E Grove, Gary L Legault, Melissa B Daluvoy, Terry Kim
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between use of a hydrogel ocular sealant (Resure) to secure clear corneal incisions (CCIs) in cataract surgery and surgeon efficiency, patient symptomatology, and postoperative results. SETTING: Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: A 1:1 matched cohort of hydrogel sealant exposure-discordant eyes of cataract surgery patients was retrospectively generated...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903524/pediatric-dental-clinic-associated-outbreak-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-infection
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Lindsay A Hatzenbuehler, Melissa Tobin-D'Angelo, Cherie Drenzek, Gianna Peralta, Lisa C Cranmer, Evan J Anderson, Sarah S Milla, Shelly Abramowicz, Jumi Yi, Joseph Hilinski, Roy Rajan, Matthew K Whitley, Verlia Gower, Frank Berkowitz, Craig A Shapiro, Joseph K Williams, Paula Harmon, Andi L Shane
Background: Mycobacterium abscessus is an uncommon cause of invasive odontogenic infection. Methods: M abscessus-associated odontogenic infections occurred in a group of children after they each underwent a pulpotomy. A probable case-child was defined as a child with facial or neck swelling and biopsy-confirmed granulomatous inflammation after a pulpotomy between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2015. M abscessus was isolated by culture in confirmed case-children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888527/complications-following-harvesting-of-patellar-tendon-or-hamstring-tendon-grafts-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
A Hardy, L Casabianca, K Andrieu, L Baverel, T Noailles
INTRODUCTION: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can be performed with an autograft, which is most often harvested from the patient's hamstring tendon (HT) or patellar tendon (PT). However, autograft harvesting leads to morbidity that is by no means insignificant.A systematic review of literature was performed to define the incidence of complications related to graft harvesting and the methods to prevent these complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In March 2017, a systemic review of literature was performed using the keywords"harvesting", "harvest", "morbidity", "complication", "cruciate ligament"...
September 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886569/dna-incision-evaluation-binding-investigation-and-biocidal-screening-of-cu-ii-ni-ii-and-co-ii-complexes-with-isoxazole-schiff-bases
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Nirmala Ganji, Vijay Kumar Chityala, Pradeep Kumar Marri, Rambabu Aveli, Vamsikrishna Narendrula, Sreenu Daravath, Shivaraj
Two new series of binary metal complexes [M(L(1))2] and [M(L(2))2] where, M=Cu(II), Ni(II) & Co(II) and L(1)=4-((3,4-dimethylisoxazol-5-ylimino)methyl)benzene-1,3-diol; L(2)=2-((3,4-dimethylisoxazol-5-ylimino)methyl)-5-methoxyphenol were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, FT-IR, ESI mass, UV-Visible, magnetic moment, ESR, SEM and powder XRD studies. Based on these results, a square planar geometry is assigned for all the metal complexes where the Schiff base acts as uninegatively charged bidentate chelating agent via the hydroxyl oxygen and azomethine nitrogen atoms...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885412/outcomes-associated-with-a-five-point-surgical-site-infection-prevention-bundle-in-women-undergoing-surgery-for-ovarian-cancer
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Melissa H Lippitt, Melissa Gerardi Fairbairn, Rayna Matsuno, Rebecca L Stone, Edward J Tanner, Elizabeth C Wick, Ana C Angarita, Kara Long Roche, Kimberly L Levinson, Jennifer E Bergstrom, Abdulrahman K Sinno, Melanie S Curless, Stephanie Wethington, Sarah M Temkin, Jonathan Efron, Deborah Hobson, Amanda N Fader
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for surgical site infection and to define rates associated with cytoreductive surgery before and after implementation of an infection prevention bundle. METHODS: We conducted a prospective quality improvement study. Patients who underwent ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer cytoreductive surgery at an academic tertiary care center from April 2014 to April 2016 were prospectively enrolled. Patient demographics, surgical variables, and surgical site infection rates were compared with a historical cohort after introduction of a 5-point infection prevention bundle, including: 1) preoperative and intraoperative skin preparation with 4% chlorhexidine and intraoperative vaginal preparation with 4% chlorhexidine; 2) preoperative use of oral antibiotics and mechanical bowel preparation; 3) appropriate timing of intraoperative antibiotics; 4) adoption of enhanced sterile surgical techniques for colon procedures and incisional closure; and 5) perioperative incision management...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867516/modelling-the-neuromotor-abnormalities-of-psychotic-illness-putative-mechanisms-and-systems-dysfunction
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John L Waddington, Colm M O'Tuathaigh
Limitations in access to antipsychotic-naïve patients and in the incisiveness of studies that can be conducted on them, together with the inevitability of subsequent antipsychotic treatment, indicate an enduring role for animal models that can inform on the pathobiology of neuromotor abnormalities in schizophrenia and related psychotic illness. This review focusses particularly on genetically modified mouse models that involve genes associated with risk for schizophrenia and with mechanisms implicated in the neuromotor abnormalities evident in psychotic patients, as well as developmental models that seek to mirror the trajectory, phenomenology and putative pathophysiology of psychotic illness...
August 31, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865981/randomized-clinical-trial-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-high-risk-groin-wounds-in-lower-extremity-revascularization
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Kevin Lee, Patrick B Murphy, Matthew V Ingves, Audra Duncan, Guy DeRose, Luc Dubois, Thomas L Forbes, Adam Power
OBJECTIVE: The surgical site infection (SSI) rate in vascular surgery after groin incision for lower extremity revascularization can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This trial was designed to study the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on SSI in closed groin wounds after lower extremity revascularization in patients at high risk for SSI. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, controlled trial was performed at an academic tertiary medical center...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855950/sea-urchin-growth-dynamics-at-microstructural-length-scale-revealed-by-mn-labeling-and-cathodoluminescence-imaging
#10
Przemysław Gorzelak, Aurélie Dery, Philippe Dubois, Jarosław Stolarski
BACKGROUND: Fluorochrome staining is among the most widely used techniques to study growth dynamics of echinoderms. However, it fails to detect fine-scale increments because produced marks are commonly diffusely distributed within the skeleton. In this paper we investigated the potential of trace element (manganese) labeling and subsequent cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging in fine-scale growth studies of echinoderms. RESULTS: Three species of sea urchins (Paracentrotus lividus, Echinometra sp...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853010/coagulation-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Heather Hurdle, Graeme Bishop, Andrew Walker, Afra Moazeni, Elizabeth Oddone Paloucci, Walley Temple, Lloyd Mack, Molly Shing
PURPOSE: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) benefit patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. Nevertheless, this therapy is associated with considerable postoperative pain due to the extensive abdominal incision. While epidural analgesia offers efficacious pain control, CRS and HIPEC therapy is associated with perioperative coagulopathy that may impact its use. The purpose of this retrospective study is to characterize the postoperative coagulopathy in this patient subset and to develop a model that will help predict those at risk...
August 29, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841974/ultrasensitive-electrochemical-sensing-platform-based-on-graphene-wrapping-sno2-nanocorals-and-autonomous-cascade-dna-duplication-strategy
#12
Ying-Xu Chen, Ke-Jing Huang, Feng Lin, Lin-Xia Fang
In this work, a sensitive, universal and reusable electrochemical biosensor based on stannic oxide nanocorals-graphene hybrids (SnO2 NCs-Gr) is developed for target DNA detection by using two kinds of DNA enzymes for signal amplification through an autonomous cascade DNA duplication strategy. A hairpin probe is designed composing of a projecting part at the 3'-end as identification sequence for target, a recognition site for nicking endonuclease, and an 18-carbon shim to stop polymerization process. The designed DNA duplication-incision-replacement process is handled by KF polymerase and endonuclease, then combining with gold nanoparticles as signal carrier for further signal amplification...
December 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838700/surgical-approaches-in-neck-dissection-comparing-functional-oncologic-and-aesthetic-aspects-of-transverse-cervicotomy-to-paul-andr%C3%A3-s-approach
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D Guillier, V Moris, A A Al Hindi, K Rem, H Chatel, L-A See, M Revol, S Mazouz Dorval
BACKGROUND: Surgical approaches in neck dissection: comparing functional, oncologic and aesthetic aspects of transverse cervicotomy to Paul André's approach. METHODS: This single-center retrospective study compares a new transverse incision for cervicotomy to the classical approach described by Paul André in neck dissections. The evaluation criteria were: number of lymph nodes analyzed, operative time, complications, patient satisfaction and aesthetic aspects of the scar...
August 21, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837414/lateral-tarsal-strip-plus-skin-muscle-flap-excision-in-the-treatment-of-lower-eyelid-involutional-entropion
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Kristen E Dunbar, Catherine Cox, Katrinka L Heher, Mitesh K Kapadia
This article examines the effectiveness of skin-muscle flap excision in conjunction with a lateral tarsal strip for the treatment of involutional entropion. Ninety-six eyelids in 83 consecutive patients with involutional entropion were treated using a standardized surgical procedure. All patients underwent lower eyelid tightening with a lateral tarsal strip, dissection of a skin-muscle flap inferiorly through a subciliary incision and excision of redundant skin as well as orbicularis muscle. Follow-up data was obtained by retrospective chart review and telephone interviews...
August 24, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832205/endoscopic-fascia-release-for-forearm-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-case-report-and-surgical-technique
#15
Elizabeth A Miller, Anna L Cobb, Tyson K Cobb
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) of the forearm is traditionally treated with open compartment release requiring large incisions that can result in less than optimal esthetic results. The purpose of this study is to describe a case report of 2 professional motocross patients with forearm CECS treated endoscopically using a minimally invasive technique. METHODS: Two professional motocross racers presented with a history of chronic proximal volar forearm pain when motocross riding...
September 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832204/wrong-bone-excision-in-hand-surgery
#16
Nicholas M Caggiano, David L Nelson, Saul J Kaplan, Kristofer S Matullo
BACKGROUND: The incidence of wrong-bone excision in hand surgery is not known. The wrist offers a unique challenge in that a single surgical incision yields access to multiple potential surgical sites, thus rendering site marking less effective. Mistaken identification of structures in the wrist is a real and potentially troublesome phenomenon. This study is designed to evaluate the occurrence of wrong-bone excision and to identify any risk factors and preventative measures that may help to prevent this complication in the future...
September 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832124/optically-active-ultrafine-au-ag-alloy-nanoparticles-used-for-colorimetric-chiral-recognition-and-circular-dichroism-sensing-of-enantiomers
#17
Jianjia Wei, Yanjia Guo, Jizhou Li, Mengke Yuan, Tengfei Long, Zhongde Liu
Despite a significant surge in the number of investigations into chirality at the nanoscale, especially thiolated chiral molecules capping gold clusters, only limited knowledge is currently available to elaborate the alloying effect on chiroptical behavior of bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs). Also, few successful cases as to the efforts toward the development of chirality-dependent applications on the optically active nanomaterial have been made. Herein, as a positive test case for chiral alloy nanoparticle synthesis, the stable and large chiroptical ultrafine Au-Ag alloy NPs were prepared by reduction of different molar fractions of HAuCl4 and AgNO3 with NaBH4 in the presence of d/l-penicillamine (d/l-Pen)...
September 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816275/-clinical-application-of-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-surgery-combined-with-mini-flank-incision-hybrid-surgery-for-partial-nephrectomy-of-complex-renal-tumors
#18
X J Ye, J Liu, A Ablimit, L L Xiong, S J Liu, T Xu, X B Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect and safety of retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgery combined with mini-flank incision "hybrid surgery" for partial nephrectomy of complex renal tumors. METHODS: Between April 2015 and December 2016, the clinical data from 16 patients with complex renal tumors who underwent the "hybrid surgery", including 10 males and 6 females, were retrospectively reviewed. The average age was (50.2±10.7) years, 9 cases were located in the left side and 7 cases in the right side, the mean tumor size was (6...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803738/vertical-platysma-myocutaneous-flap-reconstruction-for-oral-defects-using-three-different-incision-designs-experience-with-68-cases
#19
L Huang, X Gao, T Su, C-H Jiang, X-C Jian
This study evaluated the effects of three different incision designs for the vertical platysma myocutaneous flap (VPMF): apron, MacFee, and T-shaped. This flap was used for the reconstruction of intraoral defects following cancer ablation in selected patients. Sixty-eight cases of VPMF reconstruction were assessed: the apron incision was used in 28, MacFee incision in 22, and T-shaped incision in 18. With regard to postoperative outcomes, there were 26 cases of flap survival and two of partial necrosis with the apron incision; 20 of survival and two of partial necrosis with the MacFee incision; 15 of survival and three of partial necrosis with the T-shaped incision...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796900/punch-scoring-a-technique-that-facilitates-melanoma-diagnosis-of-clinically-suspicious-pigmented-lesions
#20
Judith Grogan, Caroline L Cooper, Tristan J Dodds, Pascale Guitera, Scott W Menzies, Richard A Scolyer
AIMS: Early recognition and accurate diagnosis underpins melanoma survival. Identifying early melanomas arising in association with pre-existing lesions is often challenging. Clinically suspicious foci, however small, must be identified and examined histologically. This study assessed the accuracy of punch biopsy "scoring" of suspicious foci in excised atypical pigmented skin lesions to identify early melanomas. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-one excised pigmented skin lesions with a clinically/dermoscopically focal area of concern for melanoma, with the suspicious focus marked prior to excision with a punch biopsy "score" (a partial incision into the skin surface), were analysed...
August 10, 2017: Histopathology
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