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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061966/new-treatments-for-hair-loss
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S Vañó-Galván, F Camacho
The treatment of hair loss is an important part of clinical dermatology given the prevalence of the problem and great impact on patients' quality of life. Many new treatments have been introduced in recent years. This review summarizes the main ones in 4 groups: a) For androgenetic alopecia, we discuss new excipients for oral minoxidil, dutasteride, and finasteride as well as new forms of topical application; prostaglandin agonists and antagonists; low-level laser therapy; and regenerative medicine with Wnt signaling activators and stem cell therapy...
January 3, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059913/liposomal-bupivacaine-use-in-transversus-abdominis-plane-blocks-reduces-pain-and-postoperative-intravenous-opioid-requirement-after-colorectal-surgery
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Audrey L Stokes, Sanjib D Adhikary, Ashley Quintili, Frances J Puleo, Christine S Choi, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Evangelos Messaris
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery protocols frequently use multimodal postoperative analgesia to improve postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate liposomal bupivacaine use in transversus abdominis plane blocks on postoperative pain scores and opioid use after colorectal surgery. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study comparing outcomes between patients receiving nonliposomal anesthetic (n = 104) and liposomal bupivacaine (n = 303) blocks...
February 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034402/transoral-robotic-surgery
#3
Shokjean Yee
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is a technique used to treat oral, throat, and skull base cancers using a minimally invasive robotic approach through the mouth and throat. The TORS procedure allows deeper access and dissection of suspicious lesions and neoplastic growths in the oral cavity and those that extend from the throat to the base of the skull. Robotic surgery allows the surgeon to operate in tight spaces without a large open incision. This article discusses symptoms and risk factors of oral, throat, and skull base cancers; types of procedures that can be performed using the TORS approach; specialized instrumentation; patient selection; surgical advantages and disadvantages; patient benefits; and the role of the surgical team in preparing to intraoperatively care for the TORS patient...
January 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007349/the-temporalis-muscle-flap-for-reconstruction-of-soft-palate-and-lateral-oropharyngeal-wall-after-transoral-robotic-surgery
#4
Giuseppe Meccariello, Filippo Montevecchi, Alberto Deganello, Giovanni D'Agostino, Chiara Bellini, Ermelinda Zeccardo, Claudio Vicini
Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a prominent surgical approach for the resection of oropharyngeal tumors without division of the lip and mandible. Some defects following TORS are large and complex enough to benefit soft-tissue coverage. The pedicled temporalis muscle flap is a versatile and reliable flap and may be a valid option to reconstruct defects of the lateral pharyngeal wall and partial soft palate.
December 19, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995544/transoral-robotic-resection-of-a-combined-laryngocele
#5
T J Gal, Brian Hixon, Paul Zhang
This case report describes the use of trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for the excision of a combined laryngocele. Mixed or combined laryngoceles extend from the supraglottic larynx through the thyrohyoid membrane into the neck. Surgical excision for these benign lesions often requires combined external (transcervical) and internal (transoral endoscopic) approaches which carry significant morbidity. We present the case of a 37-year-old male who was diagnosed with a large laryngopyocele and was subsequently managed with a transoral excision using the da Vinci Si surgical robot system...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981906/locomotor-training-and-factors-associated-with-blood-glucose-regulation-after-spinal-cord-injury
#6
Philip D Chilibeck, Pierre A Guertin
BACKGROUND: Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) have increased rates of glucose intolerance, insulin insensitivity, and type II diabetes caused mainly by the deconditioning of paralyzed muscle. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the effectiveness of locomotor training in individuals with SCI on blood glucose control. METHODS: We searched studies on locomotor training for individuals with SCI with outcomes of glucose, insulin, or outcomes that could change glucose handling (i...
December 16, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943254/minimally-invasive-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-chemoradiotherapy-for-small-volume-primary-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
#7
REVIEW
James Howard, Liam Masterson, Raghav C Dwivedi, Faruque Riffat, Richard Benson, Sarah Jefferies, Piyush Jani, James R Tysome, Chris Nutting
BACKGROUND: More than 400,000 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) are diagnosed each year worldwide and the incidence is rising, partly as a result of human papillomavirus. Human papillomavirus-associated OPSCC affects younger patients and often presents at a higher stage; however, it is associated with a better prognosis.Until recently, first-line management of OPSCC involved chemoradiotherapy, as research had demonstrated comparable survival outcomes when compared with open surgery, with significantly decreased morbidity...
11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922988/minimally-invasive-fundoplication-is-safe-and-effective-in-patients-with-severe-esophageal-hypomotility
#8
Michael B Goldberg, Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, Michael S Smith, Henry P Parkman, Ron Schey, Daniel T Dempsey
OBJECTIVE: Fundoplication is used to treat refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A subset of patients has coexisting esophageal dysmotility, including aperistalsis or hypoperistalsis. These patients may be at increased risk of dysphagia after fundoplication. To evaluate the outcomes of minimally invasive fundoplication (MIF) in patients with GERD and esophageal hypomotility. METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients who underwent MIF and had severe esophageal hypomotility from January 2003 to June 2013...
November 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875214/visual-vibrometry-estimating-material-properties-from-small-motions-in-video
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Abe Davis, Katherine L Bouman, Justin G Chen, Michael Rubinstein, Oral Buyukozturk, Fredo Durand, William T Freeman
The estimation of material properties is important for scene understanding, with many applications in vision, robotics, and structural engineering. This paper connects fundamentals of vibration mechanics with computer vision techniques in order to infer material properties from small, often imperceptible motion in video. Objects tend to vibrate in a set of preferred modes. The frequencies of these modes depend on the structure and material properties of an object. We show that by extracting these frequencies from video of a vibrating object, we can often make inferences about that object's material properties...
November 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831858/visual-vibrometry-estimating-material-properties-from-small-motions-in-video
#10
Abe Davis, Katherine Bouman, Justin Chen, Michael Rubinstein, Oral Buyukozturk, Fredo Durand, William Freeman
The estimation of material properties is important for scene understanding, with many applications in vision, robotics, and structural engineering. This paper connects fundamentals of vibration mechanics with computer vision techniques in order to infer material properties from small, often imperceptible motion in video. Objects tend to vibrate in a set of preferred modes. The frequencies of these modes depend on the structure and material properties of an object. We show that by extracting these frequencies from video of a vibrating object, we can often make inferences about that object's material properties...
November 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806773/-recent-advances-and-some-consideration-about-the-trans-oral-laporascopic-thyroidectomy
#11
G Y Wu, F S Lin
Trans-oral laporascopic thyroidectomy is a innovative technique that incoporated the concept of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. Compare to other endoscopic thyroidectomy, trans-oral laporascopic thyroidectomy is characterised with no scar in the body surface, better cosmetic results and conforms to the concept of minimally invasive surgery. At present, trans-oral laporascopic thyroidectomy is still in the initial stages of clinical application and gains a great deal of attention from surgeons all over the world...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720627/-challenges-in-renal-transplantation
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R Thuret, F Kleinclauss, N Terrier, G Karam, M O Timsit
OBJECTIVES: To describe kidney transplantation surgical techniques and to propose strategies in high-risk recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant publications were identified through Medline (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/) and Embase (http://www.embase.com/) database using the following keywords, alone or in association, "renal transplantation; peripheral arterial disease; obesity; third and fourth transplantation; robotic-assisted kidney transplant; anticoagulant therapy; dual kidney transplant"...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669654/impact-of-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-drugs-on-perioperative-outcomes-of-robotic-assisted-partial-nephrectomy
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Benjamin Pradere, Benoit Peyronnet, Thomas Seisen, Zineddine Khene, Marina Ruggiero, Christophe Vaessen, Grégory Verhoest, Romain Mathieu, Morgan Roupret, Karim Bensalah
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of anticoagulant (AC) or antiplatelet (AP) therapy on the morbidity of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2015, we retrospectively analyzed a prospectively maintained institutional review board-approved database of RAPN from 2 academic departments of urology. We evaluated the occurrence of overall complications and hemorrhagic complications (pseudoaneurysm, arteriovenous fistula, hematoma, transfusion)...
January 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666710/-application-of-transoral-robotic-surgery-in-pharyngolaryngeal-tumour-resection
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W Chen, F L Xu, Y Chen, Y Zhang, K M Wu, Y Cheng, J F Ji, H L Zheng
Objective: To summarize clinical experience on application of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in pharyngeal tumour resection. Methods: Six patients underwent TORS with da Vinci(®) surgical system in our department from November 2013 to July 2015 and their clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Results: TORS was accomplished successfully in all 6 patients. The surgical field-exposed time ranged from 30 to 40 minutes with an average of 35 minutes. The operative time ranged from 30 to 130 minutes with an average of 72 minutes...
September 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664143/improved-transoral-surgical-tool-design-by-ct-measurements-of-the-oral-cavity-and-pharynx
#15
Emily Cox, Ahmad Ghasemloonia, Steven C Nakoneshny, Kourosh Zareinia, Mark Hudon, John T Lysack, Garnette R Sutherland, Joseph C Dort
The majority of head and neck cancers arise from the oral cavity and oropharynx. Many of these lesions will be amenable to surgical resection using transoral approaches including transoral robotic surgery (TORS). To develop and control TORS tools, precise dimensions of the oral cavity and pharynx are desirable. CT angiograms of 76 patients were analyzed. For the oral cavity, only the maximum length and width were measured, while for the pharynx, the width, length, and areas of the airway were all measured and the volume calculated...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613357/a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial-of-sildenafil-for-renoprotection-prior-to-hilar-clamping-in-patients-undergoing-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy
#16
Louis S Krane, Charles C Peyton, Michael A Olympio, Ashok K Hemal
OBJECTIVE: To perform a randomized control trial (RCT) assessing the effect of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) used prior to hilar clamping during robot assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) for renoprotection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an institutional review board approved, placebo controlled, double blinded RCT evaluating a single 100 mg oral dose of sildenafil immediately prior to RAPN. Primary end point was accrual, participation and retention of patients with secondary endpoints assessing post-operative renal functional outcomes and safety...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585193/pain-and-the-quality-of-life-following-robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-surgery
#17
Mehmet Ezelsoy, Kerem Oral, Baris Caynak, Zehra Bayramoglu, Belhhan Akpinar
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive bypass grafting is a promising surgical treatment in proximal LAD stenosis procedures. The main goal of this study was to make comparisons between robotically assisted minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery and conventional surgery in isolated proximal LAD lesions in terms of pain and quality of life improvement. METHODS: The study contains patients with proximal LAD lesions who were treated with robotically assisted minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery and conventional bypass surgery between June 2005 and November 2012...
August 19, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574591/postprostatectomy-erectile-dysfunction-a-review
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REVIEW
Paolo Capogrosso, Andrea Salonia, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi
In the current era of the early diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) and the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques, erectile dysfunction (ED) represents an important issue, with up to 68% of patients who undergo radical prostatectomy (RP) complaining of postoperative erectile function (EF) impairment. In this context, it is crucial to comprehensively consider all factors possibly associated with the prevention of post-RP ED throughout the entire clinical management of PCa patients. A careful assessment of both oncological and functional baseline characteristics should be carried out for each patient preoperatively...
August 2016: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542657/baseline-swallowing-measures-predict-recovery-at-6-weeks-after-transoral-robotic-surgery-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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S Owen, M Puvanendran, D Meikle, I Bowe, J O'Hara, J Patterson, V Paleri
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether pre-treatment swallowing measures predict swallowing recovery at 6 weeks after transoral robotic surgery (TORS). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary care cancer centre in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-one consecutive patients undergoing TORS for head and neck cancer, between April 2013 and February 2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Swallowing function assessed by Performance Status Scale (PSS) Normalcy of Diet, timed water swallow test capacity scores (WST) and duration of tube feeding...
August 20, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377239/transoral-robotic-surgery-in-the-seated-position-rethinking-our-operative-approach
#20
Eric J Moore, Kathryn M Van Abel, Kerry D Olsen
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Transoral surgery (TOS) is commonly performed in a supine patient with an oral retractor. Paradoxically, this strategy can create difficulty with visualizing and accessing pathology at the base of tongue, inferior pharynx, and larynx. We investigate the feasibility of TOS with the patient in the seated position. STUDY DESIGN: Pilot study. METHODS: TOS utilizing the da Vinci Robotic Surgical Xi and Si systems (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) was performed on a fresh cadaver placed in both the traditional supine position and the seated position...
January 2017: Laryngoscope
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