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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106627/outcomes-after-elevation-of-serratus-anterior-fascia-during-prosthetic-breast-reconstruction
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Akhil K Seth, Elliot M Hirsch, John Y S Kim, Neil A Fine
BACKGROUND: Achieving optimal inferolateral coverage is critical to successful prosthetic breast reconstruction. Serratus anterior fascia (SF) elevation, a promising alternative to muscle flaps and acellular dermis (ADM), has not been rigorously studied. This study evaluates complication rates after mastectomy and immediate tissue expander (TE) coverage using SF, relative to other existing methods of reconstruction. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing mastectomy with immediate TE reconstruction over 10 years at 1 institution was performed...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079733/-a-tale-of-two-planes-deep-versus-superficial-serratus-plane-block-for-postmastectomy-pain-syndrome
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Mohammad M Piracha, Stephen L Thorp, Vinay Puttanniah, Amitabh Gulati
INTRODUCTION: Postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a significant burden for breast cancer survivors. Although multiple therapies have been described, an evolving field of serratus anterior plane blocks has been described in this population. We describe the addition of the deep serratus anterior plane block (DSPB) for PMPS. METHODS: Four patients with history of PMPS underwent DSPB for anterior chest wall pain. A retrospective review of these patients' outcomes was obtained through postprocedure interviews...
January 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073910/implantation-of-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-an-evaluation-of-4-implantation-techniques
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Tom F Brouwer, Marc A Miller, Anne-Floor B E Quast, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Srinivas R Dukkipati, Vivek Reddy, Arthur A Wilde, Jonathan M Willner, Reinoud E Knops
BACKGROUND: Alternative techniques to the traditional 3-incision subcutaneous implantation of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator may offer procedural and cosmetic advantages. We evaluate 4 different implant techniques of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients implanted with subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators from 2 hospitals between 2009 and 2016 were included. Four implantation techniques were used depending on physician preference and patient characteristics...
January 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065645/mandibular-reconstruction-with-vascularised-bone-flaps-a-systematic-review-over-25-years
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J S Brown, D Lowe, A Kanatas, A Schache
To explore the techniques for mandibular reconstruction with composite free flaps and their outcomes, we systematically reviewed reports published between 1990 and 2015. A total of 9499 mandibular defects were reconstructed with 6178 fibular, 1380 iliac crest, 1127 composite radial, 709 scapular, 63 serratus anterior and rib, 32 metatarsal, and 10 lateral arm flaps including humerus. The failure rate was higher for the iliac crest (6.2%, 66/1059) than for fibular, radial, and scapular flaps combined (3.4%, 202/6018) (p<0...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032155/serratus-anterior-fascia-flap-versus-muscular-flap-for-expander-coverage-in-two-stage-breast-reconstruction-following-mastectomy-early-post-operative-outcomes
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Daniele Bordoni, Pierfrancesco Cadenelli, Nicola Rocco, Ariel Tessone, Giuseppe Falco, Cesare Magalotti
INTRODUCTION: The demand for reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy is increasing among women and the two-stage option remains the most commonly performed technique. We conducted a self-controlled prospective clinical trial comparing the use of the serratus anterior fascia with the serratus anterior detached fibers to cover the inferolateral aspect of the expander in immediate two-stage breast reconstruction following conservative mastectomies as oncological or risk-reducing procedures...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007749/intermuscular-technique-for-implantation-of-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-long-term-performance-and-complications
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Joachim Winter, Markus Siekiera, Dong-In Shin, Christian Meyer, Patric Kröpil, Harald Clahsen, Stephen O'Connor
AIMS: The subcutaneous cardioverter defibrillator was designed to overcome electrode complications of transvenous defibrillation systems. While largely achieved, pocket complications have increased. Subcutaneous implantation of the pulse generator leaves it prone to erosion, extrusion, discomfort, and poor cosmesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We use a demonstration electrode and pulse generator with fluoroscopy, prior to prepping and draping, to maximize the left ventricular mass between them...
December 22, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987254/application-of-free-serratus-anterior-fascial-flap-for-reconstruction-of-ear-deformity-due-to-hemifacial-microsomia-a-report-of-two-cases
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Takashi Nuri, Koichi Ueda, Akira Yamada
Reconstructing congenital auricular defects due to hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is often required to deal with low hairline and defects of the temporal fascia/muscular systems. In this report, we present two cases of HFM patients (16-year-old and 20-year-old) with positional anomaly of the remnant lobule and 95% low hairline, who were treated with serratus anterior fascial flap (SFF) at the second stage of auricular construction. At the first stage, 3D costal cartilage framework was placed following the removal of hair-bearing skin, and was resurfaced with the pericranial flap...
December 17, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943358/intermuscular-two-incisions-technique-for-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-results-from-a-multicenter-registry
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Federico Migliore, Giuseppe Allocca, Vittorio Calzolari, Martino Crosato, Domenico Facchin, Elisabetta Daleffe, Massimo Zecchin, Mauro Fantinel, Sergio Cannas, Rocco Arancio, Procolo Marchese, Francesco Zanon, Alessandro Zorzi, Sabino Iliceto, Emanuele Bertaglia
BACKGROUND: the traditional technique for subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) implantation, which involves 3 incisions and a subcutaneous pocket, is associated with possible complications, including inappropriate interventions. The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an alternative intermuscular two-incisions technique for S-ICD implantation. METHODS: the study population included 36 consecutive patients [75% male, mean age 44±12 years (range 20-69)] who underwent S-ICD implantation using the intermuscular two-incisions technique...
December 10, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942157/effect-of-the-push-up-plus-guide-and-resistance-device-ppgrd-on-the-serratus-anterior-during-push-up-plus
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Won-Gyu Yoo
[Purpose] This study developed a push-up plus guide and resistance device and investigated the effectiveness of the device. [Subject and Methods] A 39-year-old man presented with moderate pain with left scapular dyskinesis. A newly designed assistance device was used as a push-up plus guide and resistance device (PPGRD). The subject performed the push-up plus exercise without and then with the PPGRD for 2 weeks each. [Results] After performing the push-up plus exercise with the PPGRD for 2 weeks, the serratus anterior muscle power was increased, the pain score was decreased, and the absence of scapular dyskinesis was confirmed...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942122/the-effect-of-the-shoulder-stability-exercise-using-resistant-vibration-stimulus-on-forward-head-posture-and-muscle-activity
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Eun-Kyung Kim, Jong Ho Kang, Hyo Taek Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to analyze shoulder stabilization using resistant vibration stimulus during bodyblade exercise followed by forward head posture improvement. [Subjects and Methods] Craniovertebral angle and cranial rotation angle were measured with 24 patients who were diagnosed with forward head posture. The experimental group conducted bodyblade exercise for 6 weeks and all patients received conventional physical therapy. The craniovertebral angle and cranial rotation angle were measured using a diagnostic imaging device to measure the change in forward head posture...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939192/ultrasound-guided-serratus-anterior-plane-block-versus-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-for-thoracotomy-pain
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Asmaa Elsayed Khalil, Nasr Mahmoud Abdallah, Ghada M Bashandy, Tarek Abdel-Haleem Kaddah
OBJECTIVE: Thoracotomy is one of the most painful surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) compared with thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) for controlling acute thoracotomy pain. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, observer-blinded, controlled study. SETTING: The study was performed as a single-institution study in the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt...
August 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916351/circumflex-scapular-artery-myocutaneous-and-or-vascularized-scapular-chimeric-flap
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Arzu Akcal, Tahsin Gorgulu, Seckin Aydin Savas, Mehmet Af Akcal, Mehmet Can Ubur, Cumhur Ibrahim Bassorgun
BACKGROUND: Chimeric osteomyocutaneous flaps harvested from the subscapular artery system have been used in clinical practice. We describe the use of a novel circumflex scapular artery myocutaneous and/or vascularized scapular chimeric flap in a rat model and demonstrate optimal skin flap dimensions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An 8 × 4-cm-rectangular skin flap based on the circumflex scapular artery flap was harvested, and the mean percentage of the surviving flap area and the necrotic area were calculated to be 71% ± 17...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851579/1945-bilateral-serratus-anterior-plane-block-facilitates-ventilator-weaning-in-patient-with-rib-cage-pain
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Vanessa Moll, Robert Groff, Gaurav Budhrani, Asmitha Sathiyakumar, Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816845/are-chronic-neck-pain-scapular-dyskinesis-and-altered-scapulothoracic-muscle-activity-interrelated-a-case-control-study-with-surface-and-fine-wire-emg
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Birgit Castelein, Ann Cools, Thierry Parlevliet, Barbara Cagnie
OBJECTIVES: The function of the scapula is important in normal neck function and might be disturbed in patients with neck pain. The surrounding muscular system is important for the function of the scapula. To date, it is not clear if patients with idiopathic neck pain show altered activity of these scapulothoracic muscles. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate differences in deeper and superficial lying scapulothoracic muscle activity between patients with idiopathic neck pain and healthy controls during arm elevation, and to identify the influence of scapular dyskinesis on muscle activity...
December 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761032/ultrasound-guided-truncal-blocks-a-new-frontier-in-regional-anaesthesia
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REVIEW
Arunangshu Chakraborty, Rakhi Khemka, Taniya Datta
The practice of regional anaesthesia is rapidly changing with the introduction of ultrasound into the working domain of the anaesthesiologist. New techniques are being pioneered. Among the recent techniques, notable are the truncal blocks, for example, the transversus abdominis plane block, rectus sheath block, hernia block and quadratus lumborum block in the abdomen and the pectoral nerves (Pecs) block 1 and 2, serratus anterior plane block and intercostal nerve block. This narrative review covers the brief anatomical discourse along with technical description of the ultrasound-guided truncal blocks...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757809/a-novel-cadaveric-study-of-the-morphometry-of-the-serratus-anterior-muscle-one-part-two-parts-three-parts-four
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Alexandra Louise Webb, Elizabeth O'Sullivan, Maria Stokes, Sarah Mottram
The serratus anterior is portrayed as a homogeneous muscle in textbooks and during functional activities and rehabilitation exercises. It is unclear whether the serratus anterior is composed of subdivisions with distinctive morphology and functions. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the serratus anterior could be subdivided into different structural parts on the basis of its segmental architectural parameters. Eight formalin-embalmed serratus anterior muscles were dissected and the attachments of each fascicle documented...
October 18, 2016: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751718/the-influence-of-induced-shoulder-muscle-pain-on-rotator-cuff-and-scapulothoracic-muscle-activity-during-elevation-of-the-arm
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Birgit Castelein, Ann Cools, Thierry Parlevliet, Barbara Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Altered recruitment of rotator cuff and scapulothoracic muscles has been identified in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome. To date, however, the cause-consequence relationship between pain and altered muscle recruitment has not been fully unraveled. METHODS: The effect of experimental shoulder pain induced by injection of hypertonic saline in the supraspinatus on the activity of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, trapezius, and serratus anterior activity was investigated during the performance of an elevation task by use of muscle functional magnetic resonance imaging in 25 healthy individuals...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743011/variability-in-spatio-temporal-pattern-of-trapezius-activity-and-coordination-of-hand-arm-muscles-during-a-sustained-repetitive-dynamic-task
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Afshin Samani, Divya Srinivasan, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Pascal Madeleine
The spatio-temporal distribution of muscle activity has been suggested to be a determinant of fatigue development. Pursuing this hypothesis, we investigated the pattern of muscular activity in the shoulder and arm during a repetitive dynamic task performed until participants' rating of perceived exertion reached 8 on Borg's CR-10 scale. We collected high-density surface electromyogram (HD-EMG) over the upper trapezius, as well as bipolar EMG from biceps brachii, triceps brachii, deltoideus anterior, serratus anterior, upper and lower trapezius from 21 healthy women...
October 14, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735227/shoulder-muscle-activation-levels-during-exercises-with-axial-and-rotational-load-on-stable-and-unstable-surfaces
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Vinícius Yan Santos Nacimento, Rafaela Joyce Barbosa Torres, Natália Barros Beltrão, Priscila Soares Dos Santos, André Luiz Torres Pirauá, Valéria Mayaly Alves de Oliveira, Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo
This study evaluated the effects of instability on the EMG activity of scapular stabilizing and upper limb muscles during exercises with axial and rotational load. 20 male volunteers (20.9 ± 1.8 years, 174.1 ± 0.04 cm, 73.17 ± 8.77 kg) experienced in strength training participated in a crossover design. Muscle activation of anterior deltoid (AD), posterior deltoid (PD), pectoralis major (PM), biceps brachii (BB), triceps brachii (TB), upper trapezius (UT), middle trapezius (MT), lower trapezius (LT) and serratus anterior (SA) were determined on both conditions...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693966/scapular-dyskinesis-patterns-functional-disability-and-associated-factors-in-people-with-shoulder-disorders
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Tsun-Shun Huang, Chien-Ying Huang, Hsiang-Ling Ou, Jiu-Jenq Lin
BACKGROUND: Patterns of scapular dyskinesis have unique scapular kinematics and associated muscular activation. The characteristics of unique dyskinesis patterns may be associated with functional disability. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the shoulder function level and primary dysfunction items were different in unique dyskinesis pattern. The factors associated with shoulder dysfunction in different dyskinesis patterns were identified. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
December 2016: Manual Therapy
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