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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145345/the-role-of-sativex-in-robotic-rehabilitation-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-rationale-study-design-and-methodology
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Margherita Russo, Vincenzo Dattola, Anna Lisa Logiudice, Rosella Ciurleo, Edoardo Sessa, Rosaria De Luca, Placido Bramanti, Alessia Bramanti, Antonino Naro, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
INTRODUCTION: Currently, none of the available multiple sclerosis (MS) disease-modifying medications has been shown to stop or reverse gait disability. Recently, the nabiximols has been tested for the treatment of spasticity and walking impairment in MS. Nabiximols (trade name Sativex) is an oromucosal spray formulation containing 1:1 fixed ratio of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol derived from cloned Cannabis sativa L. plant. METHOD AND ANALYSIS: A single-center, prospective, parallel design, single-blind trial will be conducted at the IRCCS Neurolesi "Bonino-Pulejo" (Italy) involving MS patients affected by spasticity and undergoing a Robotic Rehabilitation training...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120518/small-bowel-obstruction-after-transoral-robotic-surgery
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Joseph McClellan, Virginie Achim, Daniel Clayburgh
BACKGROUND: Head and neck surgery is not often considered a risk factor for intestinal ileus and small bowel obstruction. However, many of these patients may have had prior abdominal surgery, a known risk factor for small bowel obstruction, and may be at risk for bowel obstruction after a surgical procedure of the head and neck. METHODS: We present a case describing a patient who, after undergoing transoral robotic surgery, experienced delayed postoperative ileus and eventual small bowel obstruction requiring exploratory laparotomy and bowel resection...
November 9, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095187/defining-the-role-of-free-flaps-for-transoral-robotic-surgery
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Kyle M Hatten, Robert M Brody, Gregory S Weinstein, Jason G Newman, Andres M Bur, Ara A Chalian, Bert W OʼMalley, Christopher H Rassekh, Steven B Cannady
BACKGROUND: Transoral surgical techniques for oropharyngeal tumors have been widely accepted, yet often results in a significant functional deficit. Current reports on the safety, feasibility, and swallowing performance after microvascular reconstruction are limited to small volume case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 42 consecutive patients, between December 2013 and May 2016, who underwent transoral robotic surgery oropharyngectomy followed by microvascular reconstruction...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075632/open-maximal-mucosa-sparing-functional-total-laryngectomy
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Pavel Dulguerov, Naif H Alotaibi, Stephanie Lambert, Nicolas Dulguerov, Minerva Becker
BACKGROUND: Total laryngectomy after (chemo)radiotherapy is associated with a high incidence of fistula and therefore flaps are advocated. The description of a transoral robotic total laryngectomy prompted us to develop similar minimally invasive open approaches for functional total laryngectomy. METHODS: A retrospective study of consecutive unselected patients with a dysfunctional larynx after (chemo)radiation that underwent open maximal mucosal-sparing functional total laryngectomy (MMSTL) between 2014 and 2016 is presented...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039144/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-via-a-vestibular-approach-why-and-how
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Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Young Jun Chai, Ralph P Tufano, Angkoon Anuwong, Hoon Yub Kim
The transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) is a novel, scar-free surgical procedure that does not require visible incisions. Indications for TOETVA are as follows: predicted gland width on diagnostic imaging ≤10 cm; a thyroid volume outline of <45 mL or dominant nodule dimension of ≤50 mm; three or four Bethesda lesions; a primary papillary microcarcinoma without local or distant metastasis; and patient request for optimal esthetic results. Contraindications are as follows: patients unfit for general anesthesia; precedent radiation in the head, neck, upper mediastinum; antecedent neck surgery; recurrent goiter; a gland volume of >45 mL or main nodule diameter of >50 mm; and documentation of lymph node or distant metastases, tracheal/esophageal infiltration, preoperative laryngeal nerve palsy, hyperthyroidism, mediastinal goiter, or an oral abscess...
October 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991056/ultrafast-track-robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-surgical-revascularization
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Christopher L Tarola, Hussein A Al-Amodi, Sankar Balasubramanian, Stephanie A Fox, Christopher C Harle, Ivan Iglesias, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick J Teefy, Michael W A Chu, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Contemporary anesthetic techniques have enabled shorter sedation and early extubation in off-pump and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery. Robotic-assisted CABG represents the optimal surgical approach for ultrafast track anesthesia, with patients able to bypass the cardiac surgical intensive care unit with recovery in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) and inpatient ward. METHODS: In-hospital postoperative outcomes from ninety patients who underwent either elective or urgent robotically-assisted CABG at our institution were reviewed...
September 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986196/effect-of-composition-of-simulated-intestinal-media-on-the-solubility-of-poorly-soluble-compounds-investigated-by-design-of-experiments
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Cecilie Maria Madsen, Kung-I Feng, Andrew Leithead, Nicole Canfield, Søren Astrup Jørgensen, Anette Müllertz, Thomas Rades
The composition of the human intestinal fluids varies both intra- and inter-individually. This will influence the solubility of orally administered drug compounds, and hence, the absorption and efficacy of compounds displaying solubility limited absorption. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of simulated intestinal fluid (SIF) composition on the solubility of poorly soluble compounds. Using a Design of Experiments (DoE) approach, a set of 24 SIF was defined within the known compositions of human fasted state intestinal fluid...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877001/total-laparoscopic-approach-for-transhiatal-esophagectomy-and-gavriliu-s-esophagoplasty-in-children-with-caustic-esophageal-injuries
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Louise Montalva, Jérôme Viala, Daphné Michelet, Fernanda Frade, Hubert Lardy, Christine Vitoux, Arnaud Bonnard
BACKGROUND: Esophageal repair after caustic injury is a surgical challenge in children. The aim of this study was to report the first results of a total laparoscopic approach in transhiatal esophagectomy and esophageal replacement by an anisoperistaltic gastric tube. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of data from children operated on with a laparoscopic approach for transhiatal esophagectomy and Gavriliu's esophagoplasty between 2011 and 2015 was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868026/ultrasound-guided-transoral-videolaryngoscopic-surgery-for-retropharyngeal-lymph-node-metastasis-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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Kazunori Fujiwara, Takahiro Fukuhara, Satoshi Koyama, Ryohei Donishi, Hideyuki Kataoka, Hiroya Kitano, Hiromi Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic-assisted transoral surgery, including transoral robotic surgery for metastatic retropharyngeal lymph node (RPN) from well-differentiated thyroid cancer, has been reported to reduce the complications resulting from transcervical and transmandibular approaches. However, the narrow working space and difficulty identifying RPN are problematic. To solve these issues, several studies have used intraoperative ultrasound in endoscopic-assisted transoral surgery. However, the type of ultrasonography suitable for this purpose remains unclear...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836986/robotic-versus-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-updated-meta-analysis
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Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Bin Zhang, Hendi Maher, Xian-Fa Wang, Xiu-Jun Cai
BACKGROUND: Advanced minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery are being employed with increasing frequency around the world, primarily in order to improve the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of robotic gastrectomy (RG). METHODS: Studies, which compared surgical outcomes between LG and RG, were retrieved from medical databases before May 2017...
August 24, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833221/gastrostomy-in-the-era-of-minimally-invasive-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery
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Catherine H Frenkel, Jie Yang, Mengru Zhang, Anthony Ferrara, Dana A Telem, Ghassan J Samara
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is less likely to necessitate gastrostomy tube (GT) following resection of head and neck lesions versus conventional open procedures. However, the incidence of and indications for GT after TORS have not been reported in detail. This study defines the incidence of intra- and postoperative gastrostomy following robotic resection of advanced head and neck disease. It seeks to clarify the relevance of GT after TORS. STUDY DESIGN: Adult patients undergoing TORS and neck dissection from 2008 to 2014 were identified in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System all-payer administrative database...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797451/post-operative-therapy-following-transoral-robotic-surgery-for-unknown-primary-cancers-of-the-head-and-neck
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Sapna A Patel, Aarthi Parvathaneni, Upendra Parvathaneni, Jeffrey J Houlton, Ron J Karni, Jay J Liao, Neal D Futran, Eduardo Méndez
OBJECTIVES: Our primary objective is to describe the post- operative management in patients with an unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) treated with trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS). MATERIALS & METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multi-institutional case series including all patients diagnosed with an unknown primary HNSCC who underwent TORS to identify the primary site from January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2016. We excluded those with recurrent disease, ≤6months of follow up from TORS, previous history of radiation therapy (RT) to the head and neck, or evidence of primary tumor site based on previous biopsies...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718033/a-new-clinical-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-combined-with-transoral-robotic-surgery-and-customized-adjuvant-therapy-for-patients-with-t3-or-t4-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Young Min Park, Chan Min Jung, Dongchul Cha, Da Hee Kim, Hye Ryun Kim, Ki Chang Keum, Nam Hoon Cho, Se-Heon Kim
BACKGROUND: A prospective clinical trial of combination neoadjuvant chemotherapy, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), and customized adjuvant therapy for patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer was conducted. METHODS: Between July 2009 and October 2016, 31 patients were enrolled in this clinical trial. RESULTS: The primary lesions were located in the tonsils of 27 patients and in the base of the tongue of 4 patients. Of the 31 patients, 16 (51...
October 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717869/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-toetva-indications-techniques-and-results
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Angkoon Anuwong, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Khwannara Ketwong, Hoon Yub Kim, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jeremy D Richmon
INTRODUCTION: The Transoral Neck Surgery (TONS) Study Group was established at the 1st International Thyroid NOTES Conference in February 2016 with the intention of standardizing and refining thyroid NOTES techniques, including both transoral endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy approaches. Herein, the authors report the modification of indications, preparation, and step-by-step explanations for operative techniques, as well as results and postoperative care for transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713699/transoral-thyroidectomy-why-is-it-needed
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REVIEW
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Matteo Lavazza, Chei-Wei Wu, Hui Sun, Xiaoli Liu, Ralph P Tufano, Hoon Yub Kim, Jeremy D Richmon, Angkoon Anuwong
Transoral thyroidectomy (TOT) represents reasonably the desirable minimally invasive approach to the gland due to the scarless non-visible incisions, the limited distance between the gland and the access that minimize tissue dissection and respect of the surgical anatomical planes. Patients are routinely selected according to an extensive inclusion criteria: (I) ultrasonographically (US) estimated thyroid diameter not larger than 10 cm; (II) US gland volume ≤45 mL; (III) nodule size ≤50 mm; (IV) a benign tumor, such as a thyroid cyst, single-nodular goiter, or multinodular goiter; (V) follicular neoplasm; (VI) papillary microcarcinoma without lymph node metastasis...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694029/medical-capsule-robots-a-renaissance-for-diagnostics-drug-delivery-and-surgical-treatment
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REVIEW
Sanyat S Mapara, Vandana B Patravale
The advancements in electronics and the progress in nanotechnology have resulted in path breaking development that will transform the way diagnosis and treatment are carried out currently. This development is Medical Capsule Robots, which has emerged from the science fiction idea of robots travelling inside the body to diagnose and cure disorders. The first marketed capsule robot was a capsule endoscope developed to capture images of the gastrointestinal tract. Today, varieties of capsule endoscopes are available in the market...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660906/robotic-surgical-systems-in-maxillofacial-surgery-a-review
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REVIEW
Hang-Hang Liu, Long-Jiang Li, Bin Shi, Chun-Wei Xu, En Luo
Throughout the twenty-first century, robotic surgery has been used in multiple oral surgical procedures for the treatment of head and neck tumors and non-malignant diseases. With the assistance of robotic surgical systems, maxillofacial surgery is performed with less blood loss, fewer complications, shorter hospitalization and better cosmetic results than standard open surgery. However, the application of robotic surgery techniques to the treatment of head and neck diseases remains in an experimental stage, and the long-lasting effects on surgical morbidity, oncologic control and quality of life are yet to be established...
June 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649379/is-transoral-robotic-surgery-a-safe-and-effective-multilevel-treatment-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-obese-patients-following-failure-of-conventional-treatment-s
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George Garas, Anthousa Kythreotou, Christos Georgalas, Asit Arora, Bhik Kotecha, Floyd C Holsinger, David G Grant, Neil Tolley
A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a safe and effective multilevel treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in obese patients following failure of conventional treatment(s). A total of 39 papers were identified using the reported searches of which 5 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, date, journal, study type, population, main outcome measures and results are tabulated...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616601/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-in-brazil-current-status-and-perspectives-a-report-from-the-brazilian-laparoscopic-oncologic-gastrectomy-group-blogg
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REVIEW
Paulo Kassab, Wilson Luiz da Costa, Carlos Eduardo Jacob, Roberto de Moraes Cordts, Osvaldo Antônio Prado Castro, Leandro Cardoso Barchi, Ivan Cecconello, Amir Zeide Charruf, Felipe José Fernández Coimbra, Antônio Moris Cury, Alessandro Landskron Diniz, Igor Correia de Farias, Wilson Rodrigues de Freitas, André Luis de Godoy, Elias Jirjoss Ilias, Carlos Alberto Malheiros, Marcus Fernando Kodama Pertille Ramos, Heber Salvador de Castro Ribeiro, André Roncon Dias, Fábio Rodrigues Thuler, Osmar Kenji Yagi, Laércio Gomes Lourenço, Bruno Zilberstein
The minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer in Brazil has begun about two years after the first laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) performed by Kitano in Japan, in 1991. Although the report of first surgeries shows the year of 1993, there was no dissemination of the technique until the years 2010. At that time with the improvement of optical devices, laparoscopic instruments and with the publications coming from Asia, several Brazilian surgeons felt encouraged to go to Korea and Japan to learn the standardization of the LG...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590837/regulation-and-measurement-of-the-heat-generated-by-automatic-tooth-preparation-in-a-confined-space
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Fusong Yuan, Jianqiao Zheng, Yuchun Sun, Yong Wang, Peijun Lyu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and regulate heat generation in the dental pulp cavity and circumambient temperature around a tooth during laser ablation with a femtosecond laser in a confined space. BACKGROUND DATA: The automatic tooth preparing technique is one of the traditional oral clinical technology innovations. In this technique, a robot controlled an ultrashort pulse laser to automatically complete the three-dimensional teeth preparing in a confined space...
June 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
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