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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782434/endoscopic-treatment-of-the-coloanal-anastomotic-dehiscence-and-stricture-stenting-via-rendezvous-technique
#1
Erkin Oztas, Fatih Saygili, Murat Ulas, Selcuk Disibeyaz
An anastomotic leak is a serious complication of colorectal surgery. Leak management is often grueling, and a definitive stoma is often mandatory for rescue therapy. Herein, we present a patient who experienced coloanal anastomotic dehiscence and complete stricture at the proximal part of the anastomosis. This case was successfully treated with a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent placement via the combined endoscopic (per ileostomy) and manual (per anal channel) rendezvous technique.
May 18, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782386/a-systematic-review-of-biodegradable-biliary-stents-promising-biocompatibility-without-stent-removal
#2
Antti Siiki, Juhani Sand, Johanna Laukkarinen
Biodegradable self-expanding stents are an emerging alternative to standard biliary stents as the development of endoscopic insertion devices advances. The aim was to systematically review the existing literature on biodegradable biliary stents. In-vivo studies on the use of biodegradable stents in the biliary duct were systematically reviewed from 1990 to 2017. Despite extensive research on the biocompatibility of stents, the experience so far on their clinical use is limited. A few favorable reports have recently been presented on endoscopically and percutaneously inserted self-expanding biodegradable polydioxanone stents in benign biliary strictures...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782355/inhibition-of-vascular-endothelial-cell-leak-following-escherichia-coli-attachment-in-an-experimental-model-of-sepsis
#3
Tony M McHale, Carolina D Garciarena, Robert P Fagan, Stephen G J Smith, Ignacio Martin-Loches, Gerard F Curley, Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Steve W Kerrigan
OBJECTIVES: The vascular endothelium is a major target of sepsis-induced events, and endothelial activation accounts for much of the pathology of sepsis. Urinary tract infections and pneumonia caused by Escherichia coli are among of the most common infections causing sepsis in both community and hospital settings. Currently, there are no approved drugs on the market to treat the underlying pathophysiology of sepsis. The aim of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanism by which E...
May 18, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781925/osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis-in-severe-thermal-and-chemical-injuries
#4
Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Venkata Avadhanam, Christopher Liu
PURPOSE: To report the results of osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery in patients who sustained severe chemical and thermal injuries. METHODS: This is a noncomparative retrospective case series of 14 patients who underwent OOKP surgery between 2001 and 2016 at the Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, UK, because of severe chemical and thermal injuries RESULTS:: OOKP surgery was performed in 14 eyes of 14 patients. Eight patients (57%) sustained thermal injuries and 6 patients (43%) chemical injuries...
May 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781466/antiemetic-guidelines-using-education-to-improve-adherence-and-reduce-incidence-of-cinv-in-patients-receiving-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy
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Corrine Mellin, Mallory Lexa, Ashley Leak Bryant, Susie Mason, Deborah K Mayer
BACKGROUND: With the development of increasingly effective antiemetic regimens, guideline adherence can prevent 70%-80% of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients with cancer. OBJECTIVES: This quality improvement project aims to increase rates of adherence to national guidelines and, ultimately, decrease rates of CINV experienced by patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy. METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis was performed...
June 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781182/valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-viv-tavi-versus-redo-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-redo-savr-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
REVIEW
Nikhil Nalluri, Varunsiri Atti, Abdullah B Munir, Boutros Karam, Nileshkumar J Patel, Varun Kumar, Praveen Vemula, Susruth Edla, Deepak Asti, Amrutha Paturu, Sriramya Gayam, Jonathan Spagnola, Emad Barsoum, Gregory A Maniatis, Frank Tamburrino, Ruben Kandov, James Lafferty, Chad Kliger
BACKGROUND: Bioprosthetic (BP) valves have been increasingly used for aortic valve replacement over the last decade. Due to their limited durability, patients presenting with failed BP valves are rising. Valve in Valve - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (ViV-TAVI) emerged as an alternative to the gold standard redo-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (redo-SAVR). However, the utility of ViV-TAVI is poorly understood. METHODS: A systematic electronic search of the scientific literature was done in PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, and ClinicalTrials...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780779/sonographic-evaluation-of-bladder-wall-thickness-in-women-with-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
#7
Un Ju Shin, Jihye Koh, Jiwon Song, Soyun Park, Eun Joo Park, Chung-Hoon Kim, Sung Hoon Kim, Byung Moon Kang, Hee Dong Chae
Objective: To investigate the correlation between bladder wall thickness (BWT) measured by ultrasonography and lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Methods: Forty-eight women with LUTS who underwent urodynamic study and BWT by ultrasonography as outpatients were studied. We assessed LUTS during a medical examination by interview. The thinnest part of the bladder wall was measured by a transabdominal ultrasonography...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780603/male-gender-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-anastomotic-leak-in-rectal-cancer-patients-after-total-mesorectal-excision
#8
Chi Zhou, Xian-Rui Wu, Xuan-Hui Liu, Yu-Feng Chen, Jia Ke, Xiao-Wen He, Xiao-Sheng He, Tuo Hu, Yi-Feng Zou, Xiao-Bin Zheng, Hua-Shan Liu, Jian-Cong Hu, Xiao-Jian Wu, Jian-Ping Wang, Ping Lan
Background: The impact of a patient's gender on the development of anastomotic leak (AL) in rectal cancer patients following total mesorectal excision (TME) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between patients' gender and the risk of AL. Methods: All rectal cancer patients following TME with a primary anastomosis during the study period from 2010 to 2014 were examined. Comparisons of the post-operative AL incidence rate between male and female patients were performed...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779908/fixation-of-lung-apex-in-spontaneous-pneumothorax-is-safe-and-efficient-in-decrease-recurrences
#9
Wendy Yang, Pei-Yeh Chang, Ai-Hua Yeh, Yung-Ching Ming, Jeng Chang Chen, Jin-Yao Lai
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy with pleurodesis is widely used to treat spontaneous pneumothorax. However, 1%-3% of patients experience postoperative complications that may require reoperation, such as bleeding or prolonged air leaks, and 3%-7% of patients require a repeat thoracoscopic bullectomy due to recurrence. Therefore, a modified procedure with improved outcomes is required. METHODS: Between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015, 196 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax underwent thoracoscopic bullectomy and pleurodesis with or without fixation of the lung apex to the chest wall...
May 3, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779703/idiopathic-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome-presenting-as-septic-shock-a-case-report
#10
Eamon P Raith, Joshua F Ihle, Jennifer Jamieson, Anna Kalff, Julian Bosco
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic capillary leak syndrome (Clarkson's Disease) is a rare angiopathy with a heterogenous phenotype that may present as distributive shock refractory to resuscitative management. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome presenting as septic shock. METHODS: Structured case report and review of the literature. RESULTS: A 27-year old man admitted to our institution with coryzal symptoms rapidly deteriorated with presumed sepsis, leading to intensive care unit admission...
May 17, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779601/noninvasive-ventilation-for-neuromuscular-disease
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REVIEW
Dean R Hess
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is standard practice for patients with neuromuscular respiratory failure. The interface distinguishes noninvasive from invasive ventilation. Interfaces are commercially available in a variety of styles and sizes. There are now available portable ventilators with good leak compensation and with a variety of modes. Although much has been written about the technical aspects of interfaces and ventilators, the initiation of NIV is an art. Selection of an appropriate interface and ventilator settings requires a close working relationship between clinicians, patients, and families...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779588/meta-analysis-comparing-transcatheter-and-surgical-treatments-of-paravalvular-leaks
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Tatiana Busu, Fahad Alqahtani, Vinay Badhwar, Chris C Cook, Charanjit S Rihal, Mohamad Alkhouli
Percutaneous paravalvular leak (PVL) closure has emerged as a feasible alternative to redo valve surgery. However, comparative data on percutaneous and surgical treatment of PVL are scarce. We performed a systematic review and a meta-analysis of studies on percutaneous and surgical treatments of PVL. Of the 2,267 studies screened, 22 eligible studies were analyzed. Primary end points were technical success, 30-day mortality, stroke, and length of stay. Secondary end points were 1-year mortality, readmission for heart failure, reoperation, and symptomatic improvement at follow-up...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779221/nasojejunal-stent-technique-njst-a-new-system-to-prevent-fully-covered-metal-stent-migration-in-the-treatment-of-benign-esophageal-diseases
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Oscar Víctor Hernández Mondragón, Raquel Palos Cuellar, Enrique Murcio Pérez
Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) have been used for the treatment of benign esophageal conditions such as perforation, leaks, and strictures [1]; high clinical success is reported [2]. Different anchoring methods have been described (clips, suturing devices, over-the-scope clips and Shim technique [2]), because of high migration rates (4-36%) [3,4]. However, not all cases are candidates, mostly in "difficult" cases where enteral feeding is needed [5]. We report the use of the nasojejunal-stent technique (NJST) to prevent migration of FCSEMS in three difficult cases...
May 19, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778732/percutaneous-closure-of-peridevice-leak-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
#14
Mohamad Alkhouli, Fahad Alqahtani, Brian Kazienko, Kassandra Olgers, Partho P Sengupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778700/paediatric-cystolitholapaxy-through-the-mitrofanoff-monti-channel
#15
J S Thomas, N Smeulders, F Yankovic, S Undre, I Mushtaq, P-J López, P Cuckow
INTRODUCTION: Bladder calculi are a known complication of bladder augmentation. Open cystolithotomy remains the preferred option for treating large or multiple stones. Increasingly, however, minimal access techniques have been used. Reports of Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy are rare and have been limited to adults. This study presented a two centre series of children treated by cystolitholapaxy via the Mitrofanoff/Monti channel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional approval the current study retrospectively reviewed and identified 14 patients, on a prospective database, who underwent Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy to treat bladder calculi at two independent institutions in the UK and Chile between 2004 and 2016...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778342/one-year-outcomes-associated-with-a-novel-stented-bovine-pericardial-aortic-bioprosthesis
#16
Joseph F Sabik, Vivek Rao, Rüdiger Lange, A Pieter Kappetein, Francois Dagenais, Louis Labrousse, Vinayak Bapat, Michael Moront, Neil J Weissman, Himanshu J Patel, Michael J Reardon, Federico M Asch, Cathy Zeng, Robert J M Klautz
OBJECTIVES: The study objectives were to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and hemodynamic performance of a new stented bovine pericardial aortic valve. METHODS: This trial enrolled patients with symptomatic moderate or severe aortic stenosis or chronic, severe aortic regurgitation. We assessed death, valve-related adverse events, functional recovery, and hemodynamic performance at discharge, 3 to 6 months, and 1 year, as required by the US Food and Drug Administration for regulatory approval...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778333/radiotracer-localization-of-nonpalpable-pulmonary-nodules-a-single-center-experience
#17
Sandra L Starnes, Michael Wolujewicz, Julian Guitron, Valerie Williams, Jennifer Scheler, Ross Ristagno
OBJECTIVE: Multiple localization techniques to facilitate intraoperative identification of small or nonsolid pulmonary nodules have been developed. Radiotracer localization using technetium-labeled macroaggregated albumin has been our preferred localization method since 2009. We report our experience, including technical pitfalls and modifications, of our initial 77 patients who underwent this technique. METHODS: All patients undergoing preoperative radiotracer localization were identified from a prospective database...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777992/18-years-of-continuous-observation-of-tritium-and-atmospheric-precipitations-in-ramnicu-valcea-romania-a-time-series-analysis
#18
Octavian G Duliu, Carmen Varlam, Muataz Dheyaa Shnawaw
To get more information on the origin of tritium and to evidence any possible presence of anthropogenic sources, between January 1999 and December 2016, the precipitation level and tritium concentration were monthly recorded and investigated by the Cryogenic Institute of Ramnicu Valcea, Romania. Compared with similar data covering a radius of about 1200 km westward, the measurements gave similar results concerning the time evolution of tritium content and precipitation level for the entire time interval excepting the period between 2009 and 2011 when the tritium concentrations showed a slight increase, most probable due to the activity of neighboring experimental pilot plant for tritium and deuterium separation...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777885/posttraumatic-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-associated-with-an-upper-cervical-meningeal-diverticulum
#19
Noriya Enomoto, Hideo Mure, Toshiyuki Okazaki, Mai Azumi, Shinya Okita, Shinji Nagahiro, Yasushi Takagi
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) has been increasingly recognized as a phenomenon caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks; however, its pathogenesis is still unclear. Here, we report two cases of SIH as a result of CSF leak from a meningeal diverticulum at the C2 nerve root sleeve. The first case is that of a 46-year-old man who had suffered from orthostatic headache after a bicycle accident at age 45. Computed tomography (CT) myelography revealed CSF leaks at the C1/2 level. He underwent epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy, but it was unsuccessful...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777280/primary-draining-vein-stenting-for-obstructive-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-in-neonates-with-right-atrial-isomerism-and-functional-single-ventricle-improves-outcome
#20
Masataka Kitano, Takaya Hoashi, Takashi Kakuta, Kazuto Fujimoto, Akira Miyake, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Hazime Ichikawa, Isao Shiraishi
For neonates with right atrial isomerism (RAI), functional single ventricle (f-SV), and obstructive total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), primary TAPVC repair (TAPVCR) has a poor outcome. At our hospital, the survival rate at 1 year of such neonates undergoing primary TAPVCR between 1999 and 2010 (TAPVCR group) was 30% (3/10). Most deceased cases suffered from capillary leak syndrome and unstable pulmonary resistance after the surgeries. We sought to determine whether less invasive primary draining vein stenting (DVS) improved the outcome of these neonates...
May 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
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