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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734991/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-using-suture-loop-needle-t-tag-tissue-anchors-in-the-porcine-stomach-with-video
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Akira Dobashi, Elizabeth Rajan, Mary A Knipschield, Christopher J Gostout
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) is still challenging and a reliable technique is desirable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of controlled EFTR using a pseudopolyp made from suture loop needle-T-tag (SLNT) tissue anchors in ex vivo porcine stomachs. METHODS: Five pig stomachs were used. Two concentric circumferential border mucosal incisions were made to facilitate isolating a target lesion for full-thickness excision and pseudopolyp formation...
July 19, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728715/robotic-lobectomy-and-segmentectomy-technical-details-and-results
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REVIEW
Benjamin Wei, Robert J Cerfolio
Robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy can be considered for patients fit for conventional lobectomy. Contraindications include prohibitive lung function or medical comorbidities, multistation N2, gross N2 disease, or evidence of N3 disease. Team training, familiarity with equipment, troubleshooting, and preparation are critical for successful robotic lobectomy. Similar to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, robotic lobectomy is associated with decreased blood loss, blood transfusion, air leak, chest tube duration, duration of stay, and mortality compared with thoracotomy...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721079/burden-of-air-leak-complications-in-thoracic-surgery-estimated-using-a-national-hospital-billing-database
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Andrew Yoo, Sudip K Ghosh, Walter Danker, Edmund Kassis, Iftekhar Kalsekar
BACKGROUND: One of the most common outcomes of lung resections are parenchymal air leaks. These air leaks are most often self-limited and spontaneously resolve several days after surgery. Historically, only prolonged air leaks have been considered to have a significant effect on patient outcomes. This study aims to evaluate the impact of any air leak complications (aALCs) on resource utilization and mortality. METHODS: The Premier Perspective(®) database was used to identify all elective primary lobectomy, segmentectomy, and wedge resections performed from 2012 to 2014; aALC was defined as a composite of air leak and pneumothorax...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717297/air-leak-into-the-soft-tissues-during-the-puffed-cheek-ct-evaluation-of-oral-cavity-diagnosis-and-implication-of-a-rare-phenomenon
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Venkatraman Bhat, Naveen Hadne, Richard Tobias
Leakage of small pockets of air in to soft tissues of cheek along vascular bundle is reported in a patient with ulcerated oral malignancy with history of recent biopsy. Leakage occurred during an attempt to puff the cheek during CT examination of oral cavity. Hereto undocumented phenomenon was self limiting and did not lead to clinical disability. Imaging appearance and likely mechanism of the complication are discussed.
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706900/extrapleural-pneumonectomy-epp-vs-pleurectomy-decortication-p-d
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REVIEW
Hasan Fevzi Batirel
Surgical techniques for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) have improved over the decades. The main surgical principle was accepted as macroscopic complete resection. This principle was achieved with extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and extended pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). Mortality and morbidity are higher following EPP with supraventricular arrhythmias, pulmonary embolism, bronchopleural fistula and pulmonary failure being the most common, while prolonged air leak is frequent following P/D...
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694571/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-pediatric-empyema-by-two-port-technique-a-single-center-experience-with-167-consecutive-cases
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Sandesh V Parelkar, Shalil H Patil, Beejal V Sanghvi, Rahul Kumar Gupta, Satej S Mhaskar, Rujuta S Shah, Pooja Tiwari, Arjun A Pawar
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The aim of our study is to determine efficacy, safety, and feasibility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in childhood empyema with a technique of only two ports and open instruments at a tertiary care center in India. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients below 18 years, with empyema presenting to the Department of Pediatric Surgery of a Tertiary Care Referral Hospital in India, over a period of 9 years who underwent VATS decortication...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680790/anatomical-segmentectomy-with-a-hybrid-vats-approach-in-a-patient-with-intralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-after-severe-pneumonia-a-case-report
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Soichi Shibuya, Toru Nakamura, Eiji Miyazaki
Anatomical segmentectomy is an advantageous procedure because it spares healthy lung that has potential to show compensatory growth after lung resection and decreases the risk of air leak and residual resection, which becomes a problem in wedge resection. However, anatomical segmentectomy has not become a common procedure in pediatrics because it requires more complicated procedure than lobectomy or wedge resection, especially in patients with a history of pulmonary infection. In this case report, anatomical basal segmentectomy was safely performed with magnified vision by a hybrid video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach in a 6-year-old girl with intralobar pulmonary sequestration after severe pneumonia...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677272/bayesian-nonparametric-statistics-a-new-toolkit-for-discovery-in-cancer-research
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Peter F Thall, Peter Mueller, Yanxun Xu, Michele Guindani
Many commonly used statistical methods for data analysis or clinical trial design rely on incorrect assumptions or assume an over-simplified framework that ignores important information. Such statistical practices may lead to incorrect conclusions about treatment effects or clinical trial designs that are impractical or that do not accurately reflect the investigator's goals. Bayesian nonparametric (BNP) models and methods are a very flexible new class of statistical tools that can overcome such limitations...
July 4, 2017: Pharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672094/noninvasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-preterm-infants-with-moderate-severe-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-preliminary-report
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Xing-Wang Zhu, Jin-Ning Zhao, Shi-Fang Tang, Jun Yan, Yuan Shi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of noninvasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in preterm infants with moderate-severe respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) after surfactant administration via INSURE (intubation, surfactant, extubation) method on the need for invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). METHODS: A total of 81 infants with a gestational age (GA) of 28-34 weeks were eligible and were randomized to nCPAP (n = 42) or to nHFOV (n = 39)...
August 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664905/air-pressure-changes-in-the-creation-and-bursting-of-the-type-1-big-bubble-in-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-an-ex-vivo-study
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S L AlTaan, I Mohammed, D G Said, H S Dua
PurposeTo measure the pressure and volume of air required to create a big bubble (BB) in simulated deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in donor eyes and ascertain the bursting pressure of the BB.Patients and methodsTwenty-two human sclera-corneal discs were used. Air was injected into the corneal stroma to create a BB and the pressure measured by means of a pressure converter attached to the system via a side port. A special clamp was designed to prevent air leak from the periphery of the discs. The pressure at which air emerged in the corneal tissue; the bursting pressure measured after advancing the needle into the bubble cavity and injecting more air; the volume of air required to create a BB and the volume of the BB were ascertained...
June 30, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658880/ultrasonographic-estimation-of-endotracheal-tube-size-in-paediatric-patients-and-its-comparison-with-physical-indices-based-formulae-a-prospective-study
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Jagadish G Sutagatti, Ranjana Raja, Madhuri S Kurdi
INTRODUCTION: Choosing the correct Endotracheal Tube (ETT) size is important in paediatric anaesthesia. The subglottic diameter being the narrowest diameter of the paediatric upper airway plays an important role in appropriate ETT size selection. AIM: This study was planned to determine the accuracy of Ultrasonography (USG) to assess the appropriate ETT size and compare it with physical indices based formulae. The secondary outcome was to assess the number of times the tube was changed based on air leak test for USG estimated tube size...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655952/a-novel-technique-for-insertion-of-proseal%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-airway-comparison-of-the-stylet-tool-with-the-introducer-tool-in-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Sheila Nainan Myatra, Vijaykumar Khandale, Friedrich Pühringer, Sushan Gupta, Sohan Lal Solanki, Jigeeshu V Divatia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) has a soft cuff which tends to fold on itself during insertion, resulting in reduced first-attempt success rate. We compared the standard introducer technique of PLMA insertion with a novel method to prevent folding of the cuff using a Rüsch™ Stylet. METHODS: This randomised superiority trial included 120 American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II patients between 18 and 80 years, undergoing elective surgeries under general anaesthesia using a PLMA for airway management...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654851/a-colovesical-fistula-with-a-persistent-descending-mesocolon-due-to-partial-situs-inversus-a-case-report
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Tetsuya Mochizuki, Hirofumi Tazawa, Yuzo Hirata, Yoshio Kuga, Tomohiro Miwata, Sotaro Fukuhara, Kouki Imaoka, Seiji Fujisaki, Mamoru Takahashi, Saburo Fukuda, Toshihiro Nishida, Hideto Sakimoto
INTRODUCTION: Situs inversus viscerum, a congenital condition in which the visceral organs are a mirror image of their normal physiological positions, could be total or partial. Persistent descending mesocolon (PDM) is a congenital anomaly that is asymptomatic because of its short length. PDM causing intestinal obstruction is a known clinical complication. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 74-year-old woman presented with pneumaturia and enteruria for two months, and recurrent cystitis for a month...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648052/anticancer-therapeutic-alginate-based-tissue-sealants-for-lung-repair
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Spencer L Fenn, Patrick N Charron, Rachael A Oldinski
Injury to the connective tissue that lines the lung, the pleura, or the lung itself can occur from many causes including trauma or surgery, as well as lung diseases or cancers. To address current limitations for patching lung injuries, to stop air or fluid leaks, an adherent hydrogel sealant patch system was developed, based on methacrylated alginate (AMA) and AMA dialdehyde (AMA-DA) blends, which is capable of sealing damaged tissues and sustaining physiological pressures. Methacrylation of alginate hydroxyl groups rendered the polysaccharide capable of photo-cross-linking when mixed with an eosin Y-based photoinitiator system and exposed to visible green light...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629996/production-of-medically-useful-nitric-monoxide-using-ac-arc-discharge
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S R Li, Y F Huang, Z Liu, M H Sui, J M Liu, K P Yan
Inhaled nitric monoxide (iNO) is increasingly used as a medical treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. A course of the existing nitric monoxide (NO) therapy with gas cylinders could cost up to approximately $15,000 for an average of 30.2 h. Moreover, a gas cylinder containing a mixture of N2 and NO may potentially leak NO. The objective of this study is to develop an efficient and cost-effective on-site iNO generation system. In the present setup, NO was generated by using dry air or mixed oxygen/nitrogen (O2/N2) and an AC power source with an output power level of 5-30 W at atmospheric pressure...
June 16, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621182/-non-intubated-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-lobectomy-as-a-new-procedure-in-our-department
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József Furák, Zsolt Szabó, Theodor Horváth, Tibor Géczi, Balázs Pécsy, Tibor Németh, Aurél Ottlakán, Zsolt Molnár, György Lázár
AIM: Due to the emerging experience in VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomies, in some centers the so called "non-intubated" VATS lobectomies (NITS - non-intubated thoracic surgery) gained increased authority, during which endotracheal intubation and muscle relaxation of the patient is not carried out, thus surgery is being performed with the patient breathing spontaneously. The recent study deals with our initial experience gained during uniportal NITS VATS lobectomies. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between 24...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616271/prolonged-air-leak-after-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lung-cancer-resection-risk-factors-and-its-effect-on-postoperative-clinical-recovery
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Kejia Zhao, Jiandong Mei, Chao Xia, Binbin Hu, Huasheng Li, Weimin Li, Lunxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Prolonged air leak (PAL) is one of the most common postoperative complications after pulmonary resection. The aim of this study was to reveal the incidence and risk factors of PAL in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lung cancer resection, and to evaluate the effect of PAL on postoperative complications, postoperative length of stay (PLOS), and medical costs. METHODS: Continuous patients who underwent VATS major pulmonary resection for lung cancer between January 2014 and December 2015 were studied...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616214/high-dose-hydroxocobalamin-for-vasoplegic-syndrome-causing-false-blood-leak-alarm
#18
Wisit Cheungpasitporn, John Hui, Kianoush B Kashani, Erica D Wittwer, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon
Blood leak alarms are important safety features in a hemodialysis machine to protect patients from loss of blood through a rupture in the dialyzer membrane (true alarms). A false blood leak alarm can be triggered by air bubbles or detector malfunction (such as deposits of grease or scale). Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of vitamin B12 approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of confirmed or suspected cyanide toxicity. Due to observations of an increase in arterial pressure after high-dose hydroxocobalamin infusion for the treatment of acute cyanide poisoning, it has recently been reported as an off-label rescue treatment for post-cardiopulmonary bypass vasoplegic syndrome...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610883/the-validation-of-a-no-drain-policy-after-thoracoscopic-major-lung-resection
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Junichi Murakami, Kazuhiro Ueda, Toshiki Tanaka, Taiga Kobayashi, Yoshie Kunihiro, Kimikazu Hamano
BACKGROUND: The omission of postoperative chest tube drainage may contribute to early recovery after thoracoscopic major lung resection; however, a validation study is necessary before the dissemination of a selective drain policy. METHODS: A total of 162 patients who underwent thoracoscopic anatomical lung resection for lung tumors were enrolled in this study. Alveolar air leaks were sealed with a combination of bioabsorbable mesh and fibrin glue. The chest tube was removed just after the removal of the tracheal tube in selected patients in whom complete pneumostasis was obtained...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607986/hierarchically-structured-composites-for-ultrafast-liquid-sensing-and-smart-leak-plugging
#20
Xiaodong Wu, Yangyang Han, Xinxing Zhang, Canhui Lu
Conductive polymer composites (CPCs) have been intensively exploited as remarkable liquid sensing materials based on variations in their conductivity under liquid stimuli. However, most advances in liquid sensing CPCs are limited to bulk materials. Due to the slow permeation of liquids into the compact CPCs, sluggish responses are inevitable for most existing CPC-based liquid sensing materials. Here, we developed a new class of liquid sensing materials via a hierarchical structure design. Specifically, a thin CPC layer with a segregated conductive network was coated on porous polyurethane (PU) skeletons by layer-by-layer assembly, forming an elaborately designed hierarchical structure in the prepared CPC@PU composites...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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