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Golnaz Javey, Mohammed Rigi, Andrew J Barkmeier, Jordan L Heffez, Petros E Carvounis
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of cannula removal over the light pipe on the incidence of sclerotomy leakage and to evaluate other factors that may influence the incidence of sclerotomy leaks and hypotony on conclusion of small-gauge transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy. METHODS: Retrospective, interventional clinical study of consecutive patients who underwent small-gauge transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy at a single academic center. Eyes were divided into a group in which cannulae were removed over the light pipe (Group L) and a group in which cannulae were simply pulled out (Group N)...
October 4, 2016: Retina
Antonio Mazzella, Anne Olland, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Stephane Renaud, Nicola Santelmo, Gilbert Massard
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the number of video-assisted thoracic surgery-lobectomies (VATS-lobectomies) required for an experienced consultant thoracic surgeon to obtain competence and to perform standard quality surgery. METHODS: We have analysed the initial VATS-experience (January 2012 to September 2014) of a confirmed senior consultant who has performed 145 consecutive anatomic resections by thoracoscopy. After excluding bilobectomies, segmentectomies, and lobectomies for infectious disease, we have focused into 119 consecutive lobectomies, classified into 4 chronologic groups of 30 each...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Joseph Em van Agteren, Kristin V Carson, Leong Ung Tiong, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) performed to treat patients with severe diffuse emphysema was reintroduced in the nineties. Lung volume reduction surgery aims to resect damaged emphysematous lung tissue, thereby increasing elastic properties of the lung. This treatment is hypothesised to improve long-term daily functioning and quality of life, although it may be costly and may be associated with risks of morbidity and mortality. Ten years have passed since the last version of this review was prepared, prompting us to perform an update...
October 14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hemanshoo Sudhir Thakkar, Jonathan Durell, Subhasis Chakraborty, Bianca-Lea Tingle, Arnwald Choi, Darren J Fowler, Steve J Gould, Lawrence Impey, Kokila Lakhoo
Congenital airway pulmonary malformations are increasingly being diagnosed, but their management continues to remain controversial. Our approach has been to offer surgery to mitigate the risk of infection and possible malignancy. All patients routinely undergo a CT scan of the chest postnatally and once the diagnosis is confirmed, minimal access surgery is offered. Our anesthetists provide single-lung ventilation to enhance the operative view. We conducted a retrospective review over a 10-year period, during which 91 patients were prenatally suspected to have a cystic lung lesion...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Chad G Ball, Andre Campbell, Sean C Grondin, Elijah Dixon
INTRODUCTION: Ongoing hemorrhage is often life threatening and can be challenging to stop in critically injured patients. Traditional techniques for addressing this issue include high voltage cautery (Bovie), topical hemostatic application, and the delivery of ignited argon gas. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a novel energy device for arresting ongoing bleeding from both solid and non-solid organs within a swine model. METHODS: A novel instrument utilizing bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy which acts to ignite/boil dripping saline from a small hand piece was employed to arrest ongoing hemorrhage from an escalating series of injuries in large male swine...
September 30, 2016: Injury
María Díaz-González, César Fernández-Sánchez, Antonio Baldi
Microvalves are an essential component of microfluidic devices. In this work, a low-consumption (<35 mJ), fast-response (<0.3 s), small footprint (<0.5 mm(2)) wax microvalve capable of multiple actuation is described. This phase-change microvalve is electrically controlled, simple to operate and can be easily fabricated as a fully integrated element of wax microfluidic devices through a special decal-transfer microlithographic process. The valve is inherently latched and leak-proof to at least 100 kPa...
October 5, 2016: Lab on a Chip
Smeeta Sardesai, Manoj Biniwale, Fiona Wertheimer, Arlene Garingo, Rangasamy Ramanathan
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) due to surfactant deficiency is the most common cause of respiratory failure in preterm infants. Tremendous progress has been made since the original description that surfactant deficiency is the major cause of RDS. Surfactant therapy has been extensively studied in preterm infants and has been shown to significantly decrease air leaks and neonatal and infant mortality. Synthetic and animal-derived surfactants from bovine as well as porcine origin have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials...
October 5, 2016: Pediatric Research
Steven Rothenberg
PURPOSE: Thoracoscopic lobectomy for congenital cystic lung disease has become an accepted and in many institutions the preferred technique. However, the technical challenges are many. Previous endoscopic staplers (12 mm) used commonly in adults are too large for use in infants This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of using a 5 mm stapling device to seal and divide major pulmonary structures. METHODS: From July 2014 to March 2016, 26 patients of age 6 weeks to 13 months underwent thoracoscopic lobectomy for CPAM or sequestration...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Ting-Yu Lu, Jian-Xun Chen, Pin-Ru Chen, Yu-Sen Lin, Chien-Kuang Chen, Pei-Yu Kao, Tzu-Ming Huang, Hsin-Yuan Fang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of patients who underwent thoracoscopic wedge resection without chest drain placement. METHODS: The subjects of this retrospective study were 89 patients, who underwent thoracoscopic wedge resection at our hospital between January, 2013 and July, 2015. A total of 45 patients whose underlying condition did not meet the following criteria were assigned to the "chest drain placement group" (group A): peripheral lesions, healthy lung parenchyma, no intraoperative air leaks, hemorrhage or effusion accumulation, and no pleural adhesion...
September 29, 2016: Surgery Today
Amit Chopra, Peter Doelken, Marc A Judson, Terrill Huggins
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September 26, 2016: Thorax
Taiga Itagaki, Christopher T Chenelle, Desmond J Bennett, Daniel F Fisher, Robert M Kacmarek
BACKGROUND: During both nasal noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and invasive ventilation of neonates, the presence of air leaks causes triggering and cycling asynchrony. METHODS: Five ICU ventilators (PB840, PB980, Servo-i, V500, and Avea) were compared in available invasive ventilation and NIV ventilator modes (pressure control continuous spontaneous ventilation [PC-CSV] and pressure control continuous mandatory ventilation [PC-CMV]). The V500 and Avea do not provide PC-CSV and PC-CMV in NIV...
September 20, 2016: Respiratory Care
Charles Bakhos, Peter Doelken, Stevan Pupovac, Ashar Ata, Tom Fabian
BACKGROUND: Prolonged pulmonary air leaks (PALs) are associated with increased morbidity and extended hospital stay. We sought to investigate the role of bronchoscopic placement of 1-way valves in treating this condition. METHODS: We queried a prospectively maintained database of patients with PAL lasting more than 7 days at a tertiary medical center. Main outcome measures included duration of chest tube placement and hospital stay before and after valve deployment...
July 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Hitomi Hino, Yuka Suzuki, Eiichi Ishii, Mitsumasa Fukuda
We describe an 11-year-old boy with nemaline myopathy who developed tension pneumothorax while undergoing noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV). The patient developed a persistent air leak after pleurodesis with minocycline hydrochloride and lowering of the NIPPV inspiratory pressure. He required additional respiratory support without the high airway pressures that may aggravate pneumothorax. We provided adequate respiratory support without increasing the positive airway pressure using biphasic cuirass ventilation (BCV), which moved the patient's chest wall by negative pressure...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
J L Edmondson, I Stott, Z G Davies, K J Gaston, J R Leake
Urban areas are major contributors to air pollution and climate change, causing impacts on human health that are amplified by the microclimatological effects of buildings and grey infrastructure through the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Urban greenspaces may be important in reducing surface temperature extremes, but their effects have not been investigated at a city-wide scale. Across a mid-sized UK city we buried temperature loggers at the surface of greenspace soils at 100 sites, stratified by proximity to city centre, vegetation cover and land-use...
2016: Scientific Reports
Simon G A Brown, Emma L Ball, Kyle Perrin, Catherine A Read, Stephen E Asha, Richard Beasley, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Peter G Jones, Gerben Keijzers, Frances B Kinnear, Ben C H Kwan, Y C Gary Lee, Julian A Smith, Quentin A Summers, Graham Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Current management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is variable, with little evidence from randomised controlled trials to guide treatment. Guidelines emphasise intervention in many patients, which involves chest drain insertion, hospital admission and occasionally surgery. However, there is evidence that conservative management may be effective and safe, and it may also reduce the risk of recurrence. Significant questions remain regarding the optimal initial approach to the management of PSP...
September 13, 2016: BMJ Open
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Ki Hwan Jung, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, Yun Jin Kang, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features of invagination of the sphenoid sinus mucosa (ISM) and compare them with other similar cases using a visual analog scale (VAS) to assess the various nasal symptoms and to discuss its clinical significance and means of prevention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 8 patients who had undergone EETSA surgery displayed postoperative ISM...
2016: PloS One
Xiaojun Du, Songsong Mao, Jianxiu Cui, Jue Ma, Guangyan Zhang, Yong Zheng, Haiyu Zhou, Liang Xie, Dongkun Zhang, Ruiqing Shi, Gang Chen
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine the safety and feasibility of the use of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for non-endotracheal intubated anesthesia for patients with pectus excavatum (PE) undergoing thoracoscopic Nuss procedure. METHODS: Between July 2015 and December 2015, 30 selected patients with PE were planned to undergo a thoracoscopic Nuss procedure using LMA for non-endotracheal intubated anesthesia in the Guangdong General Hospital...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Laura L Donahoe, Elsie T Nguyen, Tae-Bong Chung, Lan-Chau Kha, Marcelo Cypel, Gail E Darling, Marc de Perrot, Shaf Keshavjee, Andrew F Pierre, Thomas K Waddell, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is standard of care for small lung resections at many centres. Computed tomography (CT)-guided insertion of microcoils can aid surgeons in performing VATS resections for non-palpable lung nodules deep to the lung surface. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of CT-guided microcoil insertions prior to VATS lung resection at a single institution from October 2008 to January 2014. RESULTS: A total of 63 patients were included (37% male, mean age 61...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Cloë L Sparreboom, Zhou-Qiao Wu, Jia-Fu Ji, Johan F Lange
Colorectal anastomotic leakage (CAL) remains a major complication after colorectal surgery. Despite all efforts during the last decades, the incidence of CAL has not decreased. In this review, we summarize the available strategies regarding prevention, prediction and intervention of CAL and categorize them into three categories: communication, infection and healing disturbances. These three major factors actively interact during the onset of CAL. We aim to provide an integrated approach to CAL based on its etiology...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Amir C Dayan, Richard H Epstein
BACKGROUND: An intact pilot balloon assembly is crucial to the proper function of a cuffed tracheal tube. Disruption of the pilot balloon, transection of the inflation line, or valve incompetence results in cuff deflation, which may lead to inadequate ventilation and aspiration of secretions. Such failures typically result in tracheal tube replacement, but this may be a safety risk if a difficult reintubation is anticipated. We recently encountered such a patient who remained intubated postoperatively and in whom the inflation line was transected, causing a large leak...
September 7, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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