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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155111/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-synovial-cysts-in-the-elderly-symptoms-treatment-course-and-outcome-in-patients-over-75-years
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Markus Bruder, Florian Gessler, Adriano Cattani, Christian Droste, Volker Seifert, Matthias Setzer, Gerhard Marquardt
OBJECTIVE: The ongoing aging of our society leads to a rising number of elderly patients with progressive degeneration of the spine, associated with synovial cysts. In the elderly, surgical treatment may be particularly challenging because of comorbidities. METHODS: Patients treated in our department between 1999 and 2014 for spinal synovial cysts were screened. The 28 patients aged 75 years and older were classified as "elderly". Those were compared with 96 patients between 50 and 74 years...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154749/complications-and-monitoring-of-percutaneous-renal-biopsy-a-retrospective-study%C3%A2
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Yvette Feldmann, Klaas Böer, Gunter Wolf, Martin Busch
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Percutaneous renal biopsy is a necessary tool to diagnose renal diseases but complications may still occur. The aims of this study were to detect the rate of complications, possible risk factors and to identify the necessity of routine post-biopsy controls at 4 - 6, and 24 hours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included 500 consecutive biopsies of native and allograft kidneys performed at the Jena University Hospital...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151478/low-incidence-of-esophageal-lesions-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-contact-force-sensing-catheter-without-esophageal-temperature-probe
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Christian Blockhaus, Patrick Müller, Stephan Vom Dahl, Silke Leonhardt, Dieter Häussinger, Shqipe Gerguri, Lucas Clasen, Jan Schmidt, Muhammed Kurt, Christoph Brinkmeyer, Malte Kelm, Dong-In Shin, Hisaki Makimoto
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a cornerstone therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF). Although severe complications are rather rare, the development of an atrio-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a fatal complication with a very high mortality even after surgical treatment. The use of esophageal temperature probes (ETP) during PVI may protect the esophagus but it is still under debate since the ETP may also lead to esophageal lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical safety of PVI using contact-force (CF) sensing catheter without esophageal temperature monitoring...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150368/the-utility-of-ercp-in-pediatric-pancreatic-trauma
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Eric H Rosenfeld, Adam M Vogel, Denise B Klinkner, Mauricio Escobar, Barbara Gaines, Robert Russell, Brendan Campbell, Hale Wills, Anthony Stallion, David Juang, Rajan K Thakkar, Jeffrey Upperman, Mubeen Jafri, Randall Burd, Bindi J Naik-Mathuria
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an adjunct for pediatric pancreatic injury management, but its use and utility in pediatric patients are unclear. We set out to evaluate the use of ERCP and its effects on outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for children who had pancreatic injuries at 22 pediatric trauma centers between 2010 and 2015. ERCP details and outcomes were collected. Analysis was performed using descriptive statistics and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148903/an-onyx-tunnel-reconstructive-transvenous-balloon-assisted-onyx-embolization-for-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-transverse-sigmoid-sinus
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Mena G Kerolus, Joonho Chung, Stephen A Munich, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hideo Okada, Demetrius K Lopes
Transvenous embolization is an effective method for treating dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) of the transverse-sigmoid sinus (TSS). However, in cases of complicated DAVFs, it is difficult to preserve the patency of the dural sinus. The authors describe the technical details of a new reconstructive technique using transvenous balloon-assisted Onyx embolization as another treatment option in a patient with an extensive and complex DAVF of the left TSS. A microcatheter and compliant balloon catheter were navigated into the left internal jugular vein and placed at the distal end of the DAVF in the transverse sinus...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148008/supervised-preoperative-forearm-exercise-to-increase-blood-vessel-diameter-in-patients-requiring-an-arteriovenous-access-for-hemodialysis-rationale-and-design-of-the-pinch-trial
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Esther D Wilschut, Joris I Rotmans, Ernst Jan Bos, Daniëlle van Zoest, Daniël Eefting, Jaap F Hamming, Koen E A van der Bogt
BACKGROUND: Failure of maturation occurs in 30%-60% of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation for hemodialysis, with highest rates in distal radiocephalic fistulas. This is partly due to initial small blood vessel size with limited blood flow capacity. Forearm exercise has shown potential as stimulus for increasing blood vessel size in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and may promote maturation of AVFs in the upper limb when applied postoperatively. However, it is unknown if forearm exercise increases blood vessel size pre-operatively, which may contribute to more distal AVF creation and raise success rates of AVF surgery...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147162/high-preoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-rdw-as-independent-predictors-of-native-arteriovenous-fistula-failure
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Rashid Usman, Muhammad Jamil, Muhammad Naveed
Objective: To study the association between a high preoperative neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and red cell distribution width (RDW) with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure, as well as to determine the cut-off values in a South Asian population. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 consecutive patients with a failed fistula who presented in the Department of Vascular Surgery between January 2014 and January 2016. Patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected as defined as Case. They were compared with 150 patients who had matured fistulae (Control)...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140584/the-association-between-female-genital-fistula-symptoms-and-gender-based-violence-a-multi-country-secondary-analysis-of-household-survey-data
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Lindsay Mallick, Vandana Tripathi
OBJECTIVE: The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), which include standardized questions on female genital fistula symptoms, provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the epidemiology of fistula. This study sought to examine associations between self-reported fistula symptoms and experience of gender-based violence (GBV) among women interviewed in DHS surveys. METHODS: This study used data from thirteen DHS surveys with standardized fistula and domestic violence modules...
November 15, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139091/pharmacological-approach-to-the-management-of-crohn-s-disease-patients-with-perianal-disease
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REVIEW
Fernando Bermejo, Iván Guerra, Alicia Algaba, Antonio López-Sanromán
Perianal localization of Crohn's disease involves significant morbidity, affects quality of life and results in an increased use of healthcare resources. Medical and surgical therapies contribute to its management. The objective of this review is to address the current understanding in the management of perianal Crohn's disease, with the main focus in reviewing pharmacological therapies, including stem cells. In complex fistulas, once local sepsis has been controlled by surgical drainage and/or antibiotics, anti-TNF drugs (infliximab, adalimumab) are the first-line therapy, with or without associated immunomodulators...
November 14, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133263/prospective-evaluation-of-pasireotide-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy-the-washington-university-experience
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Ismael Dominguez-Rosado, Ryan C Fields, Cheryl A Woolsey, Gregory Williams, Timothy A Horwedel, J Bart Rose, Chet W Hammill, Maria B Doyle, William C Chapman, Steven M Strasberg, William G Hawkins, Dominic E Sanford
BACKGROUND: Pasireotide is a newer generation somatostatin analogue which led to a significant reduction in pancreatic fistula after pancreatectomy in a single-center randomized controlled trial. We sought to determine if pasireotide reduces the incidence of pancreatic fistula and other complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy at our high volume center. STUDY DESIGN: All patients between April 2011 and January 2017 undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy were prospectively followed and their complications graded using the Modified Accordion Grading System (MAGS) in our institutional complications database...
November 10, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130231/-effect-of-postoperative-hyperglycemia-on-clinical-outcome-of-gastrointestinal-fistula-patients-undergoing-gastrointestinal-reconstruction
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Qiongyuan Hu, Jian'an Ren, Wenhao Tang, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of hyperglycemia within postoperative 48 hours on gastrointestinal (GI) fistula patients without preoperative diagnosis of diabetes undergoing selective GI reconstruction. METHODS: Clinical data of GI fistula patients with age of 18 to 70 years and without diffuse peritonitis and systemic infection undergoing definitive GI reconstruction at Intestinal Fistula Center of Jinling Hospital from September 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127112/reduced-expression-of-glutathione-s-transferase-%C3%AE-4-promotes-vascular-neointimal-hyperplasia-in-ckd
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Jinlong Luo, Guang Chen, Ming Liang, Aini Xie, Qingtian Li, Qunying Guo, Rajendra Sharma, Jizhong Cheng
Neointima formation is the leading cause of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure. We have shown that CKD accelerates this process by transforming the vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) lining the AVF from a contractile to the synthetic phenotype. However, the underlying mechanisms affecting this transformation are not clear. Previous studies have shown that the α-class glutathione transferase isozymes have an important role in regulating 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE)-mediated proliferative signaling of cells. Here, using both the loss- and gain-of-function approaches, we investigated the role of glutathione S-transferase α4 (GSTA4) in modulating cellular 4-HNE levels for the transformation and proliferation of SMCs...
November 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122269/the-effect-of-self-selected-soothing-music-on-fistula-puncture-related-pain-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Hosniyeh Shabandokht-Zarmi, Masoumeh Bagheri-Nesami, Seyed Afshin Shorofi, Seyed Nouraddin Mousavinasab
OBJECTIVE: This study was intended to examine the effect of selective soothing music on fistula puncture-related pain in hemodialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized clinical trial in which 114 participants were selected from two hemodialysis units by means of a non-random, convenience sampling method. The participants were then allocated in three groups of music (N = 38), headphone (N = 38), and control (N = 38). The fistula puncture-related pain was measured 1 min after venipuncture procedure in all three groups...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122076/a-systematic-review-of-secondary-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
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Neeraja Konuthula, Mohemmed N Khan, Anthony Del Signore, Satish Govindaraj, Raj Shrivastava, Alfred M Iloreta
BACKGROUND: Secondary cerebrospinal leaks (CSF) are leaks that recur after an initial endoscopic repair of CSF leaks. Identification of characteristics that could predict secondary leaks may allow surgeons to plan repairs with the knowledge that these defects are more likely to fail. OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics that could predict secondary CSF leaks. METHODS: A search of all studies that reported outcomes after endoscopic repair of CSF leaks was conducted by using medical literature data bases...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107431/office-stent-placement-under-local-anesthesia-is-a-safe-and-efficient-procedure-for-the-management-of-multiple-ureteral-disorders
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A Carrion, M D'Anna, M Costa-Grau, P Luque, E García-Cruz, A Franco, A Alcaraz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes of ureteral stent placement under local anesthesia for the management of multiple ureteral disorders. METHODS: Retrospective study of 45 consecutive ureteral stents placed under local anesthesia from January 2015 to July 2016. Inclusion criteria were hemodynamically stable patients with urinary obstruction, urinary fistula or for prophylactic ureteral localization during surgery. Five minutes before the procedure, 10ml of lidocaine gel and 50ml of lidocaine solution were instilled in the bladder...
October 26, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103931/timely-thrombectomy-can-improve-patency-of-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistulas
#16
Mu-Yang Hsieh, Lin Lin, Tsung-Yan Chen, Dao-Ming Chen, Ming-Hsien Lee, Yung-Fang Shen, Chung-Wei Yang, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Chih-Cheng Wu, Kuan-Yu Hung
OBJECTIVE: The urgency with which salvage of thrombosed vascular accesses for dialysis should be attempted remains unknown. We examined the effect of a timely thrombectomy approach on vascular access outcomes for dialysis. METHODS: A before-and-after study was conducted with patients on hemodialysis who had undergone endovascular thrombectomy. A timely thrombectomy initiative (ie, salvage within 24 hours of thrombosis diagnosis) was started in July 2015 at our institution...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103238/neo-adjuvant-chemo-radiation-to-60-gray-followed-by-surgery-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-evaluation-of-trimodality-strategy
#17
Sarit Appel, Jeffry Goldstein, Marina Perelman, Tatiana Rabin, Damien Urban, Amir Onn, Tiberiu R Shulimzon, Ilana Weiss, Sivan Lieberman, Edith M Marom, Nir Golan, David Simansky, Alon Ben-Nun, Yaacov Richard Lawrence, Jair Bar, Zvi Symon
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemo-radiation therapy (CRT) dosages in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were traditionally limited to 45 Gray (Gy). OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively analyze outcomes of patients treated with 60 Gy CRT followed by surgery. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients selected for CRT to 60 Gy followed by surgery between August 2012 and April 2016. Selection for surgery was based on the extent of disease, cardiopulmonary function, and response to treatment...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099149/closure-methods-for-laparotomy-incisions-for-preventing-incisional-hernias-and-other-wound-complications
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REVIEW
Sunil V Patel, David D Paskar, Richard L Nelson, Satyanarayana S Vedula, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: Surgeons who perform laparotomy have a number of decisions to make regarding abdominal closure. Material and size of potential suture types varies widely. In addition, surgeons can choose to close the incision in anatomic layers or mass ('en masse'), as well as using either a continuous or interrupted suturing technique, of which there are different styles of each. There is ongoing debate as to which suturing techniques and suture materials are best for achieving definitive wound closure while minimising the risk of short- and long-term complications...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090378/effect-of-gastrogastric-fistula-closure-in-type-2-diabetes
#19
Katherine M Meister, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer, Ali Aminian
INTRODUCTION: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has been shown to significantly improve glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The formation of a gastrogastric fistula (GGF) allows nutrients to pass through the native route, rather than bypassing the duodenum in typical RYGB configuration. We sought to evaluate the effect of revisional bariatric surgery for known GGF on control of diabetes. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of a single academic institution was performed to identify patients who had T2DM at the time of corrective surgery for a GGF...
October 31, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084002/central-arteriovenous-anastomosis-to-treat-resistant-hypertension
#20
Vikas Kapil, Paul A Sobotka, Mel D Lobo, Roland E Schmieder
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Novel, interventional treatments have emerged in the last decade for the treatment of resistant hypertension. This review focuses on a unique device that creates a fixed calibre, central iliac arteriovenous anastomosis that is significantly different in haemodynamic and safety profile from traditional haemodialysis fistulae. The background, physiology, and clinical data to date will be presented. RECENT FINDINGS: The single, randomized, controlled clinical trial using the ROX coupler in patients with resistant hypertension demonstrated substantial reductions in both office and ambulatory blood pressure to 12-month postimplantation...
October 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
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