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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413581/robotic-assisted-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval
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Shahin Owji, Tony Lu, Thomas M Loh, Adeline Schwein, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Although anticoagulation remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with venous thromboembolism, guidelines recommend the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in those who fail anticoagulation or have contraindications to its use. Short-term use of filters has proven effective in reducing the rate of pulmonary embolism. However, their extended use is associated with a variety of complications such as thrombosis, filter migration, or caval perforation, thus making a case for timely filter retrieval. This is the case of a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic oral anticoagulation use for multiple deep venous thrombi (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) who required cervical and thoracic spinal intervention for spondylosis and foramina stenosis...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318968/improved-glottic-exposure-for-robotic-microlaryngeal-surgery-a-case-series
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Dehra A McGuire, Jennifer P Rodney, Nilesh R Vasan
Robotic surgery has become the standard of care for many procedures outside of otolaryngology and now is gaining momentum within our specialty. The da Vinci (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) robot has several advantages to human hands, including removal of tremor and better access to lesions because of increased degree of movement of the articulated instruments. The glottis has rarely been addressed using robotic surgery because access was previously thought to be difficult because of the limitations of currently used retractors, which include poor base of tongue and oral commissure retraction resulting in lack of exposure of the glottis in many patients and lack of space for the robotic instruments to occupy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275918/robotic-thoracic-surgery-results-in-shorter-hospital-stay-and-lower-postoperative-pain-compared-to-open-thoracotomy-a-matched-pairs-analysis
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Christopher Darr, Danjouma Cheufou, Gerhard Weinreich, Thomas Hachenberg, Clemens Aigner, Sandra Kampe
BACKGROUND: To evaluate postoperative pain intensity and length of hospital stay after open or robotic thoracic surgery in a standardized postoperative pain therapy setting. METHODS: In the present retrospective (oberservation period: January 2015 until January 2016) study we matched data of 38 patients with robotic thoracic surgery ("robotic patients"; age: 62.2 years, male gender: 42.1%) with 38 patients with open thoracic surgery ("open patients"; age: 62.5 years, male gender: 42...
March 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274400/adjuvant-radiation-in-the-tors-era-is-there-a-benefit-to-omitting-the-tumor-bed
#4
Stanislav Lazarev, Blagoja Todorov, James Tam, Vishal Gupta, Brett A Miles, Nancy Lee, Richard L Bakst
PURPOSE: Trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) followed by adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) is becoming popular in treating node-positive tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). One potential benefit is eliminating irradiation of the primary site when the tumor is widely resected, and targeting the neck only. This study assessed whether omitting the tumor bed provides any dosimetric or clinical advantage. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We identified 21 patients with primary tonsillar SCC that were treated with TORS followed by RT to the ipsilateral neck and primary (N+P) site...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258624/trans-oral-robotic-assisted-tongue-base-mucosectomy-for-investigation-of-cancer-of-unknown-primary-in-the-head-and-neck-region-the-uk-experience
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S C Winter, E Ofo, D Meikle, P Silva, L Fraser, J O'Hara, D Kim, M Robinson, V Paleri
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of cancer of unknown primary (CUP) in head and neck occurs when the treating clinicians have utilised all available diagnostic tests and failed to identify the origin of the disease. There is no agreed consensus on which diagnostic investigations to use, or the order in which to use them in, although broad recommendations exist. Small tumours arising in the tongue base can be below the limits of resolution of conventional diagnostic techniques. Given the difficulty in targeting the tongue base, current practice involves blind random biopsies, which leads to a variable detection rate...
March 4, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195893/functional-outcomes-and-complications-of-robot-assisted-free-flap-oropharyngeal-reconstruction
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Yueh-Chi Tsai, Shih-An Liu, Chih-Sheng Lai, Yen-Wei Chen, Chen-Te Lu, Jung-Hsing Yen, I-Chen Chen
BACKGROUND: Robotic surgical systems provide a clear, magnified 3-dimensional visualization as well as precise, stable instrumental movement, thereby minimizing technical difficulties that may be encountered in the surgical treatment of oropharyngeal tumors. This study assessed the outcomes of robotic-assisted free flap oropharyngeal reconstruction compared with those of conventional free flap reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 47 patients who underwent reconstructive operations using a free radial forearm fasciocutaneous flap for oropharyngeal defects was conducted over a 20-month period (May 2013-December 2014)...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188953/minimizing-adjuvant-treatment-after-transoral-robotic-surgery-through-surgical-margin-revision-and-exclusion-of-radiographic-extracapsular-extension-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Benoit Morisod, Ioana I Venara-Vulpe, Stephen Alzuphar, Yan Monnier, Massimo Bongiovanni, Patric Hagmann, Hanan Bouchaab, Jean Bourhis, Christian Simon
BACKGROUND: We investigated in a prospective cohort of patients treated with trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), who were selected for the absence of radiographic extra-capsular extension (ECS) and surgically revised for inadequate margins, the possibility of reducing adjuvant radiation (RT)/chemo-radiation therapy (CRT) without jeopardizing tumor control and functional outcome. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational cohort of patients treated with TORS for oropharyngeal cancer...
February 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155047/transoral-robotic-thyroidectomy-a-preclinical-feasibility-study-using-the-da-vinci-xi-platform
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Jonathon O Russell, Salem I Noureldine, Mai G Al Khadem, Hamad A Chaudhary, Andrew T Day, Hoon Yub Kim, Ralph P Tufano, Jeremy D Richmon
Transoral thyroid surgery allows the surgeon to conceal incisions within the oral cavity without significantly increasing the amount of required dissection. TORT provides an ideal scarless, midline access to the thyroid gland and bilateral central neck compartments. This approach, however, presents multiple technical challenges. Herein, we present our experience using the latest generation robotic surgical system to accomplish transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT). In two human cadavers, the da Vinci Xi surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) was used to complete TORT...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144127/a-novel-technique-for-duodenal-resection-and-primary-anastomosis-with-robotic-assistance-and-orvil
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Abdulkadir Bedirli, Bulent Salman, Mahir Nasirov, Ibrahim Dogan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Benign duodenal neoplasm is a rare occurrence. Minimally invasive tumor resection and anastomosis formation with an OrVil catheter is a novel approach to treating this disease. In this article, we present a new technique for duodenojejunal anastomosis. This technique was applied in 4 patients with benign distal duodenal tumors who were treated with minimally invasive surgery with robotic assistance. METHODS: In 4 patients, after the removal of distal duodenal masses with a robotic technique, an orifice in the duodenum was opened to allow for the passage of a guidewire...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126978/-the-significance-of-extended-thymectomy-in-non-thymomatous-myasthenia-gravis-an-mgtx-study
#10
Hiroaki Yoshikawa
In August 2016, the results of the international randomized, controlled, trial that studied the safety and efficacy of extended trans-sternal thymectomy (ETTX) for patients with non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis (MG) was published. The inclusion criteria for this study were: 1) male and female subjects aged>18.0 and <60.0 years with non-thymomatous MG; 2) MG Foundation of America (MGFA) Clinical Classification Class II-IV at entry; 3) anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody (AChRAb) positive; and 4) receiving optimal oral anticholinesterase treatment with or without oral prednisone...
January 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
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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
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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...
December 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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