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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232301/robotic-mitral-valve-repair-the-learning-curve
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Avi Goodman, Marijan Koprivanac, Marta Kelava, Stephanie L Mick, A Marc Gillinov, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Anna Brzezinski, Eugene H Blackstone, Tomislav Mihaljevic
OBJECTIVE: Adoption of robotic mitral valve surgery has been slow, likely in part because of its perceived technical complexity and a poorly understood learning curve. We sought to correlate changes in technical performance and outcome with surgeon experience in the "learning curve" part of our series. METHODS: From 2006 to 2011, two surgeons undertook robotically assisted mitral valve repair in 458 patients (intent-to-treat); 404 procedures were completed entirely robotically (as-treated)...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232253/postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-after-unrestricted-clear-fluids-before-day-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
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Graham C McCracken, Jane Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Guidance on pre-operative fluids fasting policy continues to evolve. Current European guidelines encourage the intake of oral fluids up to 2 h before the induction of general anaesthesia. From October 2014, Torbay Hospital Day Surgery Unit commenced an unrestricted fluid policy, encouraging patients to drink clear fluids up until the time of transfer to theatre. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting before and after the change to the unrestricted pre-operative clear oral fluids...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232213/postoperative-mortality-after-nonelective-surgery-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-in-the-era-of-biologics
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Carla F Justiniano, Christopher T Aquina, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Courtney I Boodry, Alex A Swanger, John R T Monson, Fergal J Fleming
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze recent trends in the rate of nonelective surgery and corresponding mortality for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients since the rise of biologic use. BACKGROUND: Modern biologic therapy has improved outcomes for IBD, but little is known about the impact on mortality rates after nonelective surgery. METHODS: New York's Statewide Planning & Research Cooperative System was queried for hospital admissions for ulcerative colitis (UC) with concurrent colectomy and Crohn disease (CD) with concurrent small bowel resection or colectomy from 2000 to 2013...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232194/persistent-ventricular-bigeminy-during-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-report-of-an-11-year-old-child
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Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231918/-systemic-treatment-of-early-breast-cancer-current-state-of-knowledge-after-the-conference-st-gallen-2017
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REVIEW
Tomasz Sarosiek
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women around the globe. It is also the world's first cause of female deaths from cancer. With the introduction of screening programs in most developed countries, more and more cases of this cancer are diagnosed at local or localized stages, enabling radical treatment to be successful. At the same time, systemic treatment of early breast cancer is one of the most complex issues in clinical oncology. Because of the many prognostic factors that need to be taken into account when considering eligibility for treatment such as age, reproductive status (before or after menopause), type of cancer and severity of the disease, it is impossible to establish clear standards of conduct for many clinical situations...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231608/-influence-of-electroacupuncture-pretreatment-on-intestinal-function-in-the-patients-of-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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Sicong Mai, Jinhai Meng, Wenjuan Wang, Shuhui Lang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment on the intestinal function, inflammatory reaction and blood lactic acid in the patients of colorectal cancer surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients of colorectal cancer laparotomy at selective period, aged from 18 to 59 years old were selected. According toⅠ-Ⅲ grade of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the patients were randomized into group A (total intravenous anesthesia), group B[total intravenous anesthesia combined with EA pretreatment at Zusanli (ST 36), Shangjuxu (ST 37) and Xiajuxu (ST 39) on the right side] and group C[total intravenous anesthesia combined with EA pretreatment at Zhongwan (CV 12), Tianshu (ST 25), Zusanli (ST 36), Shangjuxu (ST 37) and Xiajuxu (ST 39) on the right side], 20 cases in each one...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230500/-analysis-and-options-for-optimization-of-preoperative-assessment-for-anesthesia-at-a%C3%A2-university-hospital
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M Kieninger, C Eissnert, M Seitz, K Judemann, T Seyfried, B Graf, B Sinner
BACKGROUND: Risk assessment prior to elective surgery is an important tool in the context of perioperative patient care; however, only a few studies have been carried out to address the processes and problems during preoperative assessment for anesthesia. AIM: Over a period of several weeks all preoperative anesthesia evaluations prior to elective surgery were prospectively recorded in order to generate a data pool with a view to identifying options for process optimization...
December 11, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230489/-potential-of-allogeneic-bone-grafts-as-antibiotic-carriers-effect-of-different-preparation-processes-on-efficacy
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REVIEW
D C Coraça-Huber, M Nogler, K-D Kühn
BACKGROUND: The rising number of primary joint replacements worldwide is causing an increase of endoprosthetic revision surgery due bacterial infection. Revision surgery using non-cemented implants seems beneficial for the long-term outcome, and the use of antibiotic-impregnated bone grafts might control the infection and provide a good support for the implant. In this study, we evaluated the release of antibiotics from fresh-frozen and lyophilized allogeneic bone grafts. METHODS: Heat-treated, lyophilized and fresh frozen cryopreserved bone chips were impregnated with gentamicin sulphate, gentamicin palmitate and vancomycin, and calcium carbonate/calcium sulphate treated with antibiotics...
December 11, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230262/-cavernous-metastasis-from-blader-tumor
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Mohammed Alae Touzani, Othmane Yddoussalah
The incidence of cavernous metastases after radical treatment for bladder tumor is exceptional and is approximately 1%. The mean time between surgery and the occurrence of metastases is 8 months. In some cases they occur after 10 years. Diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy, which shows their urothelial origin. Here we report the case of 56-year old patient, with a history of smoking, having undergone total cystoprostatectomy in January 2017, who presented 2 months later with induratio penis plastica with no other sign associated...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230133/invasive-insular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-nonparalytic-dysphonia
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Blake S Raggio, Blair M Barton, Maria C Grant, Judith A Fornadley, Jeffrey P Marino
Background: Patients with suspected thyroid malignancy often undergo preoperative laryngeal examination with a focus on vocal fold mobility. We present the unique case of a patient with invasive thyroid carcinoma who presented with dysphonia despite intact vocal fold motion. Case Report: A 73-year-old female with a remote thyroid lobectomy presented with dysphonia. Thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration revealed a 1.1-cm nodule consistent with a colloid cyst...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229485/the-position-of-the-anal-dimple-in-newborns-and-infants-with-anorectal-malformations-and-its-correlation-with-the-normal-anal-position
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Jigar N Patel, Amit Kumar, Partap Singh Yadav, Rajiv Chadha, Vikram Datta, Subhasis Roy Choudhury
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The anal position index (API) defines the normal anal position as the ratio of fourchette-anal distance to fourchette-coccyx distance for females and the scrotum-anal distance to scrotum-coccyx distance for males. In this study, measurement of the API in newborns and infants with anorectal malformations (ARM), using the center of the midline anal dimple (AD) to represent the center of the proposed neoanus, was performed to assess whether or not the AD was located in a significantly abnormal position as correlated with the normal anal position...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229340/an-unusual-case-of-ureteral-perforation-in-minimally-invasive-pedicle-screw-instrumentation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Edward Fomekong, Julien Pierrard, Etienne Danse, Bertrand Tombal, Christian Raftopoulos
BACKGROUND: and Importance: Injury of the ureter is a potentially devastating complication most often reported in gynecologic, colorectal, vascular pelvic surgery or endoscopic procedures for ureteric pathologies. We report a rare case of ureteral rupture occurring as a complication of percutaneous pedicle screw placement. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 60-year old man complained of unbearable abdominal pain on the day after right L4-L5 transforaminal intervertebral fusion and percutaneous pedicle screw placement...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229316/risk-adjusted-hospital-outcomes-in-elective-carotid-artery-surgery-in-patients-with-medicare
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Donald E Fry, Susan M Nedza, Michael Pine, Agnes M Reband, Chun-Jung Huang, Gregory Pine
BACKGROUND: The risk-adjusted outcomes by hospital of elective carotid endarterectomy that is inclusive of inpatient and 90-day postdischarge adverse outcomes have not been studied. METHODS: We studied Medicare inpatients to identify hospitals with 25 or more qualifying carotid endarterectomy cases between 2012-2014. Risk-adjusted prediction models were designed for adverse outcomes of inpatient deaths, 3-sigma prolonged duration-of-stay outliers, 90-day postdischarge deaths without readmission, and 90-day postdischarge associated readmissions...
December 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227848/development-and-evaluation-of-an-improved-laparoscopic-myomectomy-adopting-intracapsular-rotary-cut-procedures
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Shi-Lin Zhong, Li-Ping Zeng, Huan Li, Rui-Fang Wu
OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of Intracapsular Rotary-cut Procedure (IRCP) in laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). STUDY DESIGN: It is a retrospective study conducted in Peking University Shenzhen Hospital (PUSH) in Shenzhen, China. A total of 96 patients who were treated with LM because of big and moderate size of myomas in PUSH from January 2013 and December 2015 were enrolled in this study. Among them 35 were managed with IRCP -integrated LM as the study group, while the other 61 were treated with normal LM as the control group...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227251/-stereotactic-thalamotomy-and-contralateral-subthalamotomy-in-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease
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K Kostiuk, V Lomadze, N Vasyliv
Aim - to evaluate the efficacy of combined bilateral stereotactic destruction of subcortical nucleus - thalamotomy and contralateral subthalamotomy in patients with Parkinson disease. The study included 10 patients with PD, aged 54-73 (mean age 61.1±5.2 years). The time between two surgeries ranged from 1 to 5 years (mean 2.5±0.5 years). The surgeries were conducted on CRW Radionics stereotactic system using StereoPlan, Atlas (Radionics) andFraimLink (Medtronic) software for target calculating. The neuropsychological status was assessed by UPDRS II, Hoehn and Yahr scale, Schwab and England scale, MMSE...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226957/pilot-multi-centre-randomised-trial-of-the-impact-of-pre-operative-focused-cardiac-ultrasound-on-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-having-surgery-for-femoral-neck-fractures-echonof-2-pilot
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D J Canty, J Heiberg, Y Yang, A G Royse, S Margale, N Nanjappa, D Scott, A Maier, D I Sessler, A Chuan, A Palmer, A Bucknill, C French, C F Royse
Hip fracture surgery is common, usually occurs in elderly patients who have multiple comorbidities, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Pre-operative focused cardiac ultrasound can alter diagnosis and management, but its impact on outcome remains uncertain. This pilot study assessed feasibility and group separation for a proposed large randomised clinical trial of the impact of pre-operative focused cardiac ultrasound on patient outcome after hip fracture surgery. Adult patients requiring hip fracture surgery in four teaching hospitals in Australia were randomly allocated to receive focused cardiac ultrasound before surgery or not...
December 11, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226895/a-late-complication-of-coronary-artery-perforation-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-coronary-arteriovenous-fistula
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Kayıhan Karaman, Metin Karayakalı, Arif Arısoy, İlker Akar, Ataç Çelik
Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a rare, but potentially mortal possible complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. There are several treatment options for this complication, including prolonged balloon dilatation, use of a coronary stent graft, and bypass surgery. In this case report, a 65-year-old female patient who was admitted to the catheter laboratory with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, was presented. Coronary angiography revealed total occlusion in the mid segment of the right coronary artery and a drug-eluting stent was implanted under 12 atm of pressure following pre-dilatation with a perfusion balloon...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226635/diagnostic-value-of-serum-procalcitonin-in-early-infection-after-internal-fixation-for-traumatic-fracture
#18
Quan-Ming Zhao, Hao-Ming Zhu, Shang-Chao Hong, Li Cheng
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to observe the changes of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations after internal fixation for traumatic fracture and to discuss the diagnostic value of these two indicators in early infection after internal fixation for traumatic fracture. METHODS: Patients who received internal fixation for traumatic fracture at our hospital from June 2014 to December 2016 were included. They were divided into infection group (12 cases) and non-infection group (166 cases), depending on whether infection occurred...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226123/open-repair-of-a-12-cm-posttraumatic-aneurysm-of-right-subclavian-artery
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Konstantinos Tigkiropoulos, Omiros Chalvatzoulis, Eleftherios Chalvatzoulis, Kyriakos Stavridis, Dimitrios Karamanos, Ioannis Lazaridis, Andreas Efstathiou, Nikolaos Saratzis
Purpose: To present a rare case of a patient with a 12-cm posttraumatic right subclavian artery aneurysm successfully treated with aneurysmectomy and innominate-axillary bypass. Case report: A 54-year-old man presented to the emergency department due to progressive dyspnea and hoarseness of voice. His medical record was unremarkable except that he had right-sided pneumothorax and multiple rib fractures from a car accident 16 years ago. A chest X-ray showed a mass in the upper lobe of the right lung, and the patient was hospitalized for further investigation...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225911/understanding-muscle-immune-interactions-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-feasibility-study
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Srikesh Rudrapatna, Devin Peterson, Paul Missiuna, Ishan Aditya, Brian Drew, Nicola Sahar, Lehana Thabane, M Constantine Samaan
Background: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis in children, and its cause remains unknown. The Immune-metabolic CONnections to Scoliosis (ICONS) Study was designed to elucidate the potential mechanisms by which immune system-paraspinal muscle crosstalk contributes to the development of AIS. In this report, we document the evaluation of ICONS Study feasibility. Methods: This study was conducted at a tertiary pediatric academic center in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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