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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749112/serum-procalcitonin-predicts-anastomotic-leaks-in-colorectal-surgery
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Firdaus Hayati, Zairul Azwan Mohd Azman, Dian Nasriana Nasuruddin, Luqman Mazlan, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria, Ismail Sagap
Background: Anastomotic leaks in colorectal surgery results in a high morbidity and mortality rate. Serum procalcitonin levels is known as a sensitive and specific marker of sepsis and could be use as a marker for early detection of a leak allowing early intervention. It may help a clinician decide to perform a CT scan even earlier especially when the diagnosis of a leak is uncertain. The aim of this study is to determine whether serum procalcitonin is a good predictor of anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748855/clinical-characteristics-and-endoscopic-endonasal-removal-of-foreign-bodies-within-sinuses-orbit-and-skull-base
#2
Yi-Hui Wen, Wei-Jian Hou, Wen-Bin Lei, Feng-Hong Chen, Xiao-Lin Zhu, Zhang-Feng Wang, Ren-Qiang Ma, Wei-Ping Wen
BACKGROUND: Foreign bodies within the sinuses, orbit, and skull base (FBSOS) are rare; hence, diagnosis and management guidelines are lacking. Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) removal is preferred because of the less invasiveness and minimal morbidity. This study was designed to summarize clinical experience with ESS management of FBSOS. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical manifestations, imaging findings, treatment, and outcomes in consecutive patients with ESS removal of FBSOS between 2004 and 2015 at a tertiary academic medical center...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748369/classical-experiments-in-whole-body-metabolism-closed-circuit-respirometry
#3
REVIEW
Bruno Archiza, Joseph F Welch, A William Sheel
As part of a series of reviews aimed at providing historical context to the study of whole-body metabolism, this article focuses on the technique of closed-circuit respirometry. Developed by nineteenth century physiologists Henri-Victor Regnault and Jules de Reiset, a constant-pressure closed-circuit calorimeter capable of measuring oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production in small animals became the framework for future experiments on whole-body metabolism in humans. The volume-loss and volume-replenishment techniques can be used to indirectly assess energy expenditure using an oxygen reservoir; spirometers are simplistic in design but difficult to operate...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748204/data-on-effects-of-rotenone-on-calcium-retention-capacity-respiration-and-activities-of-respiratory-chain-complexes-i-and-ii-in-isolated-rat-brain-mitochondria
#4
Evelina Rekuviene, Laima Ivanoviene, Vilmante Borutaite, Ramune Morkuniene
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Rotenone decreases ischemia-induced injury by inhibiting mitochondrial permeability transition in mature brains" (Rekuviene et al., 2017) [1]. Data in this article present the direct effects of rotenone on calcium retention capacity (CRC) in isolated normal cortex and cerebellum mitochondria, effects of rotenone intravenous infusion on leak and phosphorylating respiration rates of isolated cortex and cerebellum mitochondria, on activities of respiratory chain complexes I and II in freezed-thawed/sonicated cortex and cerebellum mitochondria after brain ischemia...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747940/surgical-treatment-for-pulmonary-aspergilloma-early-and-long-term-results
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Mariusz Kasprzyk, Kornel Pieczyński, Krystian Mania, Piotr Gabryel, Cezary Piwkowski, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary aspergilloma is a difficult therapeutic problem due to the low effectiveness of conservative treatment and high surgical morbidity. AIM: To analyze the early and late results of surgical treatment for pulmonary aspergilloma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2015, 49 patients were treated surgically for pulmonary aspergilloma. Symptoms occurred in 85.7% of cases, including recurrent hemoptysis in 53%. A history of immunosuppressive therapy or chemotherapy was noted in 24...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745853/pneumothorax-in-pediatric-patients-management-strategies-to-improve-patient-outcomes-digest
#6
Matthew Harris, Joshua Rocker, Kathryn H Pade
The clinical presentation of pneumothorax is highly variable. Spontaneous pneumothoraces may present with subtle symptoms when a small air leak is present, but can progress to hemodynamic instability in the setting of tension physiology. The etiologies are broad and the severity can vary greatly. A trauma patient with a pneumothorax may also have the added complexity of other potentially life-threatening injuries. While there is a wealth of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pneumothoraces in the adult literature, the approach to pediatric patients is largely extrapolated from that literature without a significant evidence base...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745410/short-and-medium-term-outcomes-following-primary-ileocaecal-resection-for-crohn-s-disease-in-two-specialist-centres
#7
A de Buck van Overstraeten, E J Eshuis, S Vermeire, G Van Assche, M Ferrante, G R D'Haens, C Y Ponsioen, A Belmans, C J Buskens, A M Wolthuis, W A Bemelman, A D'Hoore
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in medical therapy, the majority of patients with Crohn's disease still require surgery. The aim of this study was to report safety, and clinical and surgical recurrence rates, including predictors of recurrence, after ileocaecal resection for Crohn's disease. METHODS: This was a cohort analysis of consecutive patients undergoing a first ileocaecal resection for Crohn's disease between 1998 and 2013 at one of two specialist centres...
July 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745145/magnetic-compression-stricturoplasty-for-treatment-of-refractory-esophageal-strictures-in-children-technique-and-lessons-learned
#8
Russell Woo, Christopher Marc Wong, Zachary Trimble, Devin Puapong, Shannon Koehler, Scott Miller, Sidney Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal stricture is the most common complication following repair of esophageal atresia (EA). In general, these strictures are successfully managed using endoscopic techniques including bougie and balloon dilation, stenting, and chemotherapeutic agent application. If these techniques are unsuccessful, patients require segmental esophageal resection and reanastomosis or esophageal replacement. Magnetic compression anastomosis has been described in children. Herein we report our experience with magnetic compression stricturoplasty to treat refractory strictures after EA repair...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744781/lung-function-in-pregnancy-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#9
Elżbieta Radzikowska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Monika Franczuk, Iwona Bestry, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease, affecting usually young people. The course of the disease is variable. In some pulmonary LCH patients a severe lung destruction and progression in spite of chemotherapy is observed, but in others just a cessation of smoking induces a regression of the disease. In the present study we seek to determine the influence of pregnancy on pulmonary function in LCH patients, an unchartered area of research. We addressed the issue by investigating eight pregnant women out of the 45 women hospitalized with the diagnosis of pulmonary LCH in the period from 2000 to 2015...
July 26, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744744/the-effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-on-anastomotic-leak-and-additional-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#10
Ivy N Haskins, Matthew D Kroh, Richard L Amdur, Jeffrey L Ponksy, John H Rodriguez, Khashayar Vaziri
INTRODUCTION: In addition to increased perioperative morbidity, anastomotic leak following gastric resection for gastric cancer can have detrimental effects on overall and disease-free survival. The risk of anastomotic leak following neoadjuvant therapy remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy with postoperative anastomotic leak and additional 30-day morbidity and mortality outcomes following total gastrectomy with reconstruction for gastric cancer using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743562/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-artificial-urinary-sphincter-and-mace-procedure-on-a-pediatric-patient
#11
Paulo Renato Marcelo Moscardi, Natalia Ballesteros, Abd-El-Rahman Abd-El-Barr, Mariarita Salvitti, Miguel Castellan
OBJECTIVE: To describe robotic-assisted laparoscopic artificial urinary sphincter (RAL-AUS) placement and a Malone antegrade continent enema (MACE) procedure on a 6-year-old girl. PATIENTS AND RESULTS: Our patient is a 6-year-old girl with myelomeningocele. She was totally incontinent of urine and chronic constipated despite aggressive bowel regimen. Preoperative workup included renal and bladder ultrasound showing normal findings. Video-urodynamics was also obtained showing low leak point pressure (25 cm H2O) with no reflux...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743219/use-of-a-thoracic-endograft-in-an-acute-abdominal-aortic-setting-case-report-and-literature-review
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Sebastiano Tasselli, Paolo Perini, Elisa Paini, Luca Milan, Stefano Bonvini
PURPOSE: We report the case of a thoracic endograft used to achieve exclusion of a ruptured proximal paranastomotic abdominal aortic aneurysm (PAAA) as a consequence of aortic ballooning. CASE REPORT: A type I proximal endoleak was evidenced following endovascular repair of a PAAA with an aortic cuff. The leak was treated with ballooning, which caused distal aortic rupture. A thoracic endograft was deployed inside the cuff, achieving complete exclusion. At 1 year, there are no signs of migration or endoleak with complete PAAA thrombosis, according to computed tomographic angiography...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743178/multicenter-analysis-of-transanal-tube-placement-for-prevention-of-anastomotic-leak-after-low-anterior-resection
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Saori Goto, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada, Ryosuke Okamura, Suguru Hasegawa, Takahisa Kyogoku, Shuichi Ota, Yukito Adachi, Yoshiharu Sakai
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak (AL) is a serious complication of low anterior resection (LAR). This study aimed to evaluate the effect of transanal tube placement for prevention of AL. METHODS: This multicenter retrospective cohort study enrolled 328 consecutive patients who underwent LAR for rectal cancer at participating hospitals from 2009 to 2014. Multivariate logistic regression was used to adjust for confounding factors. RESULTS: A transanal tube was placed in 205 patients (TA group) and not placed in 123 patients (non-TA group)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743008/wastewater-contamination-in-antarctic-melt-water-streams-evidenced-by-virological-and-organic-molecular-markers
#14
L F L Tort, K Iglesias, C Bueno, A Lizasoain, M Salvo, J Cristina, N Kandratavicius, L Pérez, R Figueira, M C Bícego, S Taniguchi, N Venturini, E Brugnoli, R Colina, M Victoria
Human activities in the Antarctica including tourism and scientific research have been raised substantially in the last century with the concomitant impact on the Antarctic ecosystems through the release of wastewater mainly from different scientific stations activities. The aim of this study was to assess the wastewater contamination of surface waters and sediments of three melt-water streams (11 sites) by leaking septic tanks located in the vicinity of the Uruguayan Scientific Station in the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica, during summer 2015...
July 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742012/the-usefulness-and-costs-of-routine-contrast-studies-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-detecting-staple-line-leaks
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Dimitry Terterov, Philemon Ho-Yan Leung, Laurie K Twells, Deborah M Gregory, Chris Smith, Darrell Boone, David Pace
BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for severe obesity (body mass index ≥ 35), staple line leaks remain a major complication and account for a substantial portion of the procedure's morbidity and mortality. Many centres performing LSG routinely obtain contrast studies on postoperative day 1 for early detection of staple line leaks. We examined the usefulness of Gastrografin swallow as an early detection test for staple line leaks on postoperative day 1 after LSG as well as the associated costs...
August 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741735/argon-plasma-coagulation-for-successful-fragmentation-and-removal-of-an-over-the-scope-clip-otsc
#16
Samir Kapadia, Satish Nagula, Nikhil A Kumta
The over-the-scope-clip (OTSC) (Ovesco Endoscopy, Tübingen, Germany) is a revolutionary endoscopic tool for management of fistulas, perforations, and leaks [1]. Removal of an OTSC is rare and oftentimes challenging. We describe a simple and reproducible technique utilizing argon plasma coagulation (APC) to fracture the OTSC hinge to facilitate extraction. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 25, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741716/influence-of-lateral-position-and-pneumoperitoneum-on-oropharyngeal-leak-pressure-with-two-types-of-laryngeal-mask-airways
#17
S Lan, Y Zhou, J T Li, Z Z Zhao, Y Liu
BACKGROUND: An important parameter to monitor adequate ventilation for laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is its oropharyngeal leak pressure (OLP). This study was designed to evaluate and compare the effect of lateral position and pneumoperitoneum on the OLP and ventilation efficiency between LMA™ Proseal (PLMA) and LMA™ Supreme (SLMA). METHODS: Patients were randomized to receive either the PLMA or the SMLA. The OLP was assessed in both the supine position and the lateral position with or without pneumoperitoneum...
July 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741406/balanced-endoscopic-medial-and-transcutaneous-lateral-orbital-decompression-in-graves-orbitopathy
#18
Estefanía Hernández-García, J Javier San-Román, Ramón González, Araceli Nogueira, Ignacio Genol, Bazil Stoica, Nicolás Toledano, Guillermo Plaza
BACKGROUND: To determine the clinical outcomes and morbidity of endoscopic medial wall combined with transcutaneous lateral orbital wall decompression in Graves' orbitopathy. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective noncomparative case series of patients who underwent surgical decompression for Graves' orbitopathy at Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada between 2004 and 2014 was performed. We reviewed the patients' charts and analyzed before and after the decompression, the visual acuity (Snellen chart), optic nerve compression (fundoscopy and optic coherence tomography), exophthalmometry (Hertel measurement), ocular motility, diplopia, eyelid surgery needed after decompression and its possible complications...
July 25, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741360/influence-of-chemical-mechanical-and-transport-processes-on-wellbore-leakage-from-geologic-co2-storage-reservoirs
#19
Susan A Carroll, Jaisree Iyer, Stuart D C Walsh
Wells are considered to be high-risk pathways for fluid leakage from geologic CO2 storage reservoirs, because breaches in this engineered system have the potential to connect the reservoir to groundwater resources and the atmosphere. Given these concerns, a few studies have assessed leakage risk by evaluating regulatory records, often self-reported, documenting leakage in gas fields. Leakage is thought to be governed largely by initial well-construction quality and the method of well abandonment. The geologic carbon storage community has raised further concerns because acidic fluids in the CO2 storage reservoir, alkaline cement meant to isolate the reservoir fluids from the overlying strata, and steel casings in wells are inherently reactive systems...
July 25, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741238/a-randomized-comparison-between-staple-line-oversewing-versus-no-reinforcement-during-laparoscopic-vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy
#20
Osama Taha, Mahmoud Abdelaal, Mohamed Talaat, Mohamed Abozeid
BACKGROUND: Varieties of intraoperative methods such as oversewing of staple lines or other reinforcement products are used for preventing the laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate the complication rates of the gastric stapling alone versus stapling with oversewing invagination of the staple line in the LSG. METHODS: This is a single-center randomized study, Patients were randomized to two groups, 200 patients underwent LSG without reinforcement of the staple line and 200 patients underwent LSG with oversewing of the staple line...
July 24, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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