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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236172/the-society-of-european-robotic-gynaecological-surgery-sergs-pilot-curriculum-for-robot-assisted-gynecological-surgery
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Peter Rusch, Rainer Kimmig, Fabrice Lecuru, Jan Persson, Jordi Ponce, Michel Degueldre, René Verheijen
PURPOSE: To set forth experiences in the context of the SERGS Pilot Curriculum-the first standardized educational program for robotic use in gynecological surgery-in terms of feasibility, effectiveness and potential for certification. METHODS: The Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS) outlined a Pilot Curriculum for standardized education in robot-assisted laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Its feasibility and acceptance were checked in the form of a fellowship pilot program conducted at four European Centers of Excellence for robot-assisted surgery...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235011/comparative-effectiveness-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-morbidly-obese-super-obese-and-super-super-obese-patients-for-the-treatment-of-morbid-obesity
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Ilhan Ece, Huseyin Yilmaz, Husnu Alptekin, Serdar Yormaz, Bayram Colak, Farise Yilmaz, Mustafa Sahin
BACKGROUNDS: The management of super-super obese patients is challenging for bariatric surgeons. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is feasible as two-stage treatment for high-risk patients. However, its efficacy as a stand-alone procedure in super-super obese (SSO) patients is controversial. The study objective was to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of LSG in super-obese (SO) and SSO patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of consecutive patients undergoing LSG...
December 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235008/oncological-assessment-of-stent-placement-for-obstructive-colorectal-cancer-from-circulating-cell-free-dna-and-circulating-tumor-dna-dynamics
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Goro Takahashi, Takeshi Yamada, Takuma Iwai, Kohki Takeda, Michihiro Koizumi, Seiichi Shinji, Eiji Uchida
BACKGROUND: The self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) provides effective decompression for patients with malignant large bowel obstruction (MLBO); however, mechanical damage to malignant cells from insertion may negatively affect prognosis, similar to surgical manipulation, and its oncological safety is unclear. We examined mechanical damage from SEMS placement using circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). METHODS: Between 1 November 2014 and 30 June 2017, 35 MLBO patients were analyzed, comprising 25 SEMS patients and 10 transanal decompression tube (TDT) patients (control)...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234941/short-term-surgical-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-laparoscopic-versus-open-gastrectomy-with-d2-lymph-node-dissection-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yan Shi, Xianhui Xu, Yongliang Zhao, Feng Qian, Bo Tang, Yingxue Hao, Huaxing Luo, Jun Chen, Peiwu Yu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) has gained acceptance as one of the best treatments for early gastric cancer. However, the application of LAG with D2 lymph node dissection in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains controversial. METHODS: We launched a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and open gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection for locally AGC to evaluate technical safety and oncologic feasibility...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234225/a-new-surgical-technique-of-intra-scleral-tube-fixation-in-ahmed-glaucoma-valve-implantation-scleral-sleeve-method
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Charudutt Kalamkar, Nishant Radke, Amrita Mukherjee, Snehal Radke
Purpose: To present a new surgical technique 'Scleral Sleeve Method' which would reduce the risk of Ahmed Glaucoma Valve (AGV) tube related complications in patients undergoing AGV FP7 (New World Medical Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA) for refractory glaucoma. Design: Prospective, Non-Randomized, hospital based interventional case series. Subjects: A total of 16 eyes of adult patients (10 males and 6 females) with refractory glaucoma. Methods: Instead of using sutures to fix the AGV tube to sclera, we devised a novel method of intra-scleral tube fixation by creating a scleral tunnel fashioned in form of sleeve...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234040/efficacy-and-safety-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-pulmonary-metastases-from-osteosarcoma-experience-in-73-patients
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Wenxi Yu, Zimei Liu, Lina Tang, Feng Lin, Yang Yao, Zan Shen
Osteosarcoma pulmonary metastases are typically treated with resection and/or chemotherapy. We hypothesize that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) can be an alternative to surgery that can achieve high rates of local control with limited toxicity. From January 2005 to December 2013, 73 patients who developed pulmonary metastasis during period of adjuvant chemotherapy or follow-up were analyzed. 33 patients were treated by stereotactic radiosurgery using the body gamma-knife system. A total dose of 50 Gy was delivered at 5 Gy/fraction to the 50% isodose line covering the planning target volume, whereas a total dose of 70 Gy was delivered at 7 Gy/fraction to the gross target volume...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233788/day-case-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-safety-and-feasibility-in-obese-patients-retrospective-cohort-study
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Matteo Gregori, Michelangelo Miccini, Daniele Biacchi, Jean-Charles deSchoutheete, Luca Bonomo, Antonio Manzelli
INTRODUCTION: Day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DCLC) is not universally adopted and its use is limited to patients selected by non-standardized criteria. Since laparoscopic cholecystectomy is considered technically more difficult in obese patients, a high body mass index (BMI) is often considered an exclusion criterion for DCLC. The aim of this research is to define the feasibility and safety of day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy in obese patients. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Data from 730 consecutive patients preoperatively considered suitable for DCLC were analysed...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233750/fibrin-hydrogels-as-a-xenofree-and-rapidly-degradable-support-for-transplantation-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-monolayers
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Jarel K Gandhi, Zahid Manzar, Lori A Bachman, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Travis Knudsen, Matthew Hill, Hannah Schmidt, Raymond Iezzi, Jose S Pulido, Alan D Marmorstein
Recent phase 1 trials of embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) derived RPE transplants for the treatment of macular degeneration have demonstrated the relative safety of this process. However, there is concern over clumping, thickening, folding, and wrinkling of the transplanted RPE. To deliver a flat RPE monolayer, current phase 1 trials are testing synthetic substrates for RPE transplantation. These substrates, however, cause localized inflammation and fibrosis in animal models due to long degradation times...
December 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232303/totally-endoscopic-cardiac-surgery-for-atrial-septal-defect-repair-on-beating-heart-without-robotic-assistance-in-25-patients
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Quang-Huy Dang, Ngoc-Thanh Le, Cong-Huu Nguyen, Dac-Dai Tran, Do-Hung Nguyen, Trung-Hieu Nguyen, Thi-Hai-Linh Ngo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the effectivity and safety of totally endoscopic cardiac surgery without robotic assistance for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure on beating hearts. METHODS: Twenty-five patients (adults/children: 15/10) underwent ASD closure using nonrobotically assisted totally endoscopic approach on beating heart. Three 5-mm trocars and one 12-mm trocar were used, only the superior vena cava is snared, filling the pleural and pericardial cavities with CO2, and the heart was beating during the surgery...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232301/robotic-mitral-valve-repair-the-learning-curve
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Avi Goodman, Marijan Koprivanac, Marta Kelava, Stephanie L Mick, A Marc Gillinov, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Anna Brzezinski, Eugene H Blackstone, Tomislav Mihaljevic
OBJECTIVE: Adoption of robotic mitral valve surgery has been slow, likely in part because of its perceived technical complexity and a poorly understood learning curve. We sought to correlate changes in technical performance and outcome with surgeon experience in the "learning curve" part of our series. METHODS: From 2006 to 2011, two surgeons undertook robotically assisted mitral valve repair in 458 patients (intent-to-treat); 404 procedures were completed entirely robotically (as-treated)...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232258/development-and-history-of-morcellators
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Ceana Nezhat, Robert K Zurawin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Controversy exists surrounding extraction of tissue in gynecologic surgery using morcellators following cases of disseminated uterine cancers discovered after the use of electromechanical morcellators. This chapter traces the history of tissue extraction in gynecology and reviews the evolving scientific data and opinions regarding the future of morcellation. RECENT FINDINGS: Since the initial Food and Drug Administration warning about morcellation in 2014, subsequent studies do not support the Food and Drug Administration's high incidence of occult uterine cancer...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232257/economics-of-gynecologic-morcellation
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Pietro Bortoletto, Jaclyn Friedman, Magdy P Milad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the Food and Drug Administration raised concern over the power morcellator in 2014, the field has seen significant change, with patients and physicians questioning which procedure is safest and most cost-effective. The economic impact of these decisions is poorly understood. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple new technologies have been developed to allow surgeons to continue to afford patients the many benefits of minimally invasive surgery while minimizing the risks of power morcellation...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232184/feasibility-and-safety-of-intrathoracic-biopsy-and-repeat-biopsy-for-evaluation-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-for-immunotherapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Emily B Tsai, Kelsey Pomykala, Kathleen Ruchalski, Scott Genshaft, Fereidoun Abtin, Antonio Gutierrez, Hyun J Kim, Alice Li, Carlos Adame, Ashkan Jalalian, Brian Wolf, Edward B Garon, Jonathan W Goldman, Robert Suh
Purpose To determine feasibility and safety of biopsy and repeat biopsy for assessment of programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) status. Materials and Methods This retrospective analysis reviewed 101 patients who underwent transthoracic core needle biopsy for the KEYNOTE-001 (MK-3475) clinical trial of pembrolizumab, an antiprogrammed cell death-1 therapy for non-small cell lung cancer, from May 2012 to September 2014. Sixty-one male patients (mean age, 66.1 years; range 36-83 years) and 40 female patients (mean age, 66...
December 12, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231776/ilizarov-technique-combined-with-limited-adjunctive-surgical-procedures-for-correction-of-relapsed-talipes-equinovarus-in-children
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Xiao-Jian Wang, Feng Chang, Yun-Xing Su, Xiao-Chun Wei, Lei Wei
Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of using the Ilizarov invasive distraction technique combined with limited surgical operations in the treatment of relapsed talipes equinovarus in children. Methods This retrospective study analysed the outcomes of paediatric patients with relapsed talipes equinovarus who were treated with the Ilizarov technique with moderate open limited soft tissue or bony operations. The International Clubfoot Study Group (ICFSG) classification system score was used to evaluate the deformities before and after surgery...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230595/an-optimized-technique-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculocisternostomy-etv-for-children-with-occlusive-hydrocephalus
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Albert Akramovich Sufianov, Ekkehard M Kasper, Rinat Albertovich Sufianov
In this article, we present an optimized minimally invasive technique of ETV for children with occlusive hydrocephalus. The study comprises of 64 consecutive pediatric cases (34 boys and 30 girls aged from 1 month to 5 years) of occlusive hydrocephalus from various etiologies, which were treated with a modified technique of ETV. Mean clinical follow-up period after ETV was 24.2 ± 3.8 months. Application of the new technique made it possible to significantly reduce the length of the soft tissue incision for access, and the use of upgraded instruments allowed to perform a twist drill hole in the skull to less than half a usual size...
December 11, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229621/stem-cell-therapy-for-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
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Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Demetrios Moris, Dimitrios Schizas, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Konstantinos S Mylonas
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) constitutes the most prevalent and heterogeneous group of congenital anomalies. Although surgery remains the gold standard treatment modality, stem cell therapy has been gaining ground as a complimentary or alternative treatment option in certain types of CHD. The aim of this study was to present the existing published evidence and ongoing research efforts on the implementation of stem cell-based therapeutic strategies in CHD. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted by searching Medline, ClinicalTrials...
December 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229342/parahippocampectomy-as-a-new-surgical-approach-to-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-due-to-hippocampal-sclerosis-a-pilot-randomized-comparative-clinical-trial
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Mario Arturo Alonso-Vanegas, Iván D Freire Carlier, Daniel San-Juan, Alma Rosa Martínez NPsych, Carlos Trenado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The parahippocampal gyrus (PHG) plays an important role in the epileptogenic pathways of mTLE-HS, it´s resection could be preventing epileptic seizures with less complications. Evaluate the initial efficacy and safety of anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL), selective amygdalo-hipppocampectomy (SAH) and parahippocampectomy (PHC) surgical approaches in mTLE-HS. METHODS: This was a randomized comparative pilot clinical trial (2008-2011) that included patients with mTLE-HS who underwent: ATL, trans-T3 SAH, and trans-T3 PHC...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229148/are-we-missing-the-near-misses-in-the-or-underreporting-of-safety-incidents-in-pediatric-surgery
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Emma C Hamilton, Dean H Pham, Andrew N Minzenmayer, Mary T Austin, Kevin P Lally, KuoJen Tsao, Akemi L Kawaguchi
BACKGROUND: Electronic hospital variance reporting systems used to report near misses and adverse events are plagued by underreporting. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate directly observed variances that occur in our pediatric operating room and to correlate these with the two established variance reporting systems in our hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Trained individuals directly observed pediatric perioperative patient care for 6 wk to identify near misses and adverse events...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229129/hospital-safety-net-burden-does-not-predict-differences-in-rectal-cancer-treatment-and-outcomes
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Richard S Hoehn, Derek E Go, Dennis J Hanseman, Shimul A Shah, Ian M Paquette
BACKGROUND: Safety-net hospitals have been shown to have inferior short-term surgical outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare rectal cancer management and survival across hospitals stratified by payer mix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rectal cancer patients (n = 296,068) were identified using the 1998-2010 National Cancer Data Base. Hospitals were grouped into safety-net burden categories, according to the proportion of patients with Medicaid or no health insurance, as follows: low-, medium-, and high-burden hospitals (HBHs)...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228074/a-review-of-the-current-therapies-challenges-and-future-directions-of-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-technology-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Vibhor Krishna, Francesco Sammartino, Ali Rezai
Importance: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound ablation has been approved for the treatment of refractory essential tremor and is being studied for other neurological indications, including dyskinesias and tremor in Parkinson disease, dystonia, neuropathic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and brain tumors. Objective: To review the scientific foundations of FUS technology, existing neurological applications, and future advances. Evidence Review: PubMed was searched for the past 10 years using the terms "transcranial ultrasound," "focused ultrasound," and "neurological applications...
December 11, 2017: JAMA Neurology
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