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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/28709667/routine-use-of-topical-bacitracin-to-prevent-sternal-wound-infections-after-cardiac-surgery
#2
Joshua L Chan, Andrada C Diaconescu, Keith A Horvath
BACKGROUND: The development of sternal wound infections remains a serious complication after cardiac surgery. A number of studies have assessed the use of topical antibiotics placed on the sternal edges. We evaluated the routine use of bacitracin ointment applied over the sternotomy skin incision as a prophylactic measure against sternal wound infections. METHODS: A retrospective review of all coronary artery bypass graft and valve surgery cases performed at a single institution between 2006 and 2015 was performed (n = 1,495)...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709624/the-use-of-vancomycin-paste-to-reduce-sternal-wound-infections-after-cardiac-surgery-why-is-this-still-a-sticky-subject
#3
EDITORIAL
Harold L Lazar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706930/sternal-wound-management-after-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-a-significant-detail
#4
EDITORIAL
Giuseppe Gatti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698857/ultrasound-guided-sternal-bone-marrow-aspiration
#5
Yusuke Asakura, Maho Kinoshita, Yusuke Kasuya, Shiori Sakuma, Makoto Ozaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698036/surgical-site-infection-with-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-after-cardiac-surgery-incidence-and-risk-factors
#6
Sarah Jolivet, Francois-Xavier Lescure, Laurence Armand-Lefevre, Richard Raffoul, Marie-Pierre Dilly, Walid Ghodbane, Patrick Nataf, Jean-Christophe Lucet
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine the incidence, microbiology and risk factors for sternal wound infection (SWI) with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) following cardiac surgery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis between January 2006 and December 2015 of prospective surveillance of a cohort of patients with cardiac surgery at a single centre (Paris, France). SWI was defined as the need for reoperation due to sternal infection...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696877/multicenter-quality-improvement-project-to-prevent-sternal-wound-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients
#7
Cathy Woodward, Richard Taylor, Minnette Son, Roozbeh Taeed, Marshall L Jacobs, Lauren Kane, Jeffrey P Jacobs, S Adil Husain
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk for sternal wound infections (SWIs) leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Single-center quality improvement (QI) initiatives have demonstrated decreased infection rates utilizing a bundled approach. This multicenter project was designed to assess the efficacy of a protocolized approach to decrease SWI. METHODS: Pediatric cardiac programs joined a collaborative effort to prevent SWI. Programs implemented the protocol, collected compliance data, and provided data points from local clinical registries using Society of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Database harvest-compliant software or from other registries...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690530/hodgkin-lymphoma-mimicking-osteomyelitis
#8
Aneela Majeed, Onyee Chan, Onyemaechi Okolo, Volodymyr Shponka, Anca Georgescu, Daniel Persky
Hodgkin lymphoma with symptomatic osseous involvement can have a similar presentation to osteomyelitis. Common findings in symptoms, laboratory workup, and imaging can make it very difficult to distinguish between the two diseases. Excisional biopsy should be pursued if fine-needle biopsy is equivocal and suspicion of lymphoma is high. We report a case of a 40-year-old man who presented with a history of marine animal sting on his neck and later developed erythema in the area, chest pain, constitutional symptoms, adenopathy, and imaging classic for sternal osteomyelitis...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688935/indirect-transfer-of-the-sternal-head-of-the-pectoralis-major-with-autogenous-semitendinosus-augmentation-to-treat-scapular-winging-secondary-to-long-thoracic-nerve-palsy
#9
Tao Li, Ze Z Yang, Yuan Deng, Ming Xiao, Chuan Jiang, Jin W Wang
BACKGROUND: Scapular winging resulting from long thoracic nerve palsy is uncommon but debilitating, and the choice of surgical treatment is inconsistent. The autogenous semitendinosus tendon plays a key role as an interposed tendon graft, although its use in the indirect transfer of the sternal head of the pectoralis major during the treatment of scapular winging has rarely been reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed during a 9-year period from the clinical data of 26 cases (28 shoulders) with indirect transfer of the sternal head of the pectoralis major with the interposition of an autogenous semitendinosus tendon graft for dynamic stabilization of the scapula...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687049/a-review-of-eleven-cases-of-tuberculosis-presenting-as-sternal-wound-abscess-after-open-heart-surgery
#10
Hussam Tabaja, Zeina Hajar, Souha S Kanj
BACKGROUND: Sternal wound infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an uncommon yet highly challenging disease that can be quite insidious with various presentations. We hereby provide a review of 10 cases in current literature and describe an additional case which illustrates the difficulties associated with diagnosis. METHODS: We used PubMed and Google search engine to search the literature for all published papers reporting on cases of sternal M. tuberculosis infections post open-heart surgeries...
July 7, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682644/assessing-analgesia-equivalence-and-appetite-following-alfaxalone-or-ketamine-based-injectable-anesthesia-for-feline-castration-as-an-example-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery
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Tatum Armstrong, Marika C Wagner, Jagjit Cheema, Daniel Sj Pang
Objectives The primary study objective was to assess two injectable anesthetic protocols, given to facilitate castration surgery in cats, for equivalence in terms of postoperative analgesia. A secondary objective was to evaluate postoperative eating behavior. Methods Male cats presented to a local clinic were randomly assigned to receive either intramuscular ketamine (5 mg/kg, n = 26; KetHD) or alfaxalone (2 mg/kg, n = 24; AlfHD) in combination with dexmedetomidine (25 μg/kg) and hydromorphone (0.05 mg/kg)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681443/evaluation-of-the-congenital-supravalvular-aortic-stenosis-by-different-imaging-modalities
#12
Ahmet Guner, Nuri Havan, Sabahattin Gunduz, Taylan Akgun, Busra Guvendi, Gokhan Kahveci
A 36-year-old female was admitted to hospital exhibiting chest pain, dyspnea, and a heart murmur on the right upper sternal border, radiating to both carotid arteries. The blood pressure of the patient's right arm exceeded the pressure in the left by 25 mm Hg (Coanda effect). In spite of laboratory results that did not fall outside the expected range, the left ventricle was revealed to be hypertrophic following electrocardiography. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a severe supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) with a peak Doppler velocity of 6...
July 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676203/-frequency-type-and-predictors-of-pleuropulmonary-complications-during-the-first-thirty-days-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery-in-children
#13
Jessica Jacqueline Hernández-López, Alejandro Solano-Gutiérrez, Flor Teresita Rosas-Aragón, Airam Gabriela Antúnez-Soto, Janet Flores-Lujano, Juan Carlos Nuñez-Enríquez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency, type and predictors of pleuropulmonary complications in the first thirty postoperative days of patients undergoing surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was carried out between January 2013 and December 2014. It includes all patients with congenital heart disease who underwent cardiac surgery with a sternal or thoracic approach, without cardiopulmonary bypass with a registered admission to Neonatal or Pediatric Intensive Care...
July 1, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676184/meta-analysis-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-topically-used-vancomycin-in-reducing-sternal-wound-infections-after-cardiac-surgery
#14
Mariusz Kowalewski, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Krzysztof Aleksander Szwed, Lech Anisimowicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676098/noncontiguous-multi-tiered-spinal-tuberculosis-associated-with-sternal-localization-a-case-report
#15
Mariam Erraoui, Bouchra Amine, Latifa Tahiri, Imane El Binoune, Jihane Bahha, Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous spondylodiscitis is a frequent localization of tuberculosis. Multi-tiered involvement and an association with sternal localization are rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of multi-tiered tuberculous spondylodiscitis with sternal localization in an immunocompetent 41-year-old Arab woman who had inflammatory bilateral sciatica L5 and S1 and a history of low back pain caused by a trauma. Radiography, computed tomography, and a vertebral biopsy were useful for diagnosis...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671863/rethinking-the-paradigm-modern-approach-to-proximal-aortic-reconstruction-demonstrates-excellent-outcomes
#16
Jonathan M Hemli, Edward R R DeLaney, Kush R Dholakia, Dror Perk, Nirav C Patel, S Jacob Scheinerman, Derek R Brinster
BACKGROUND: Techniques for aortic surgery continue to evolve. A real-world snapshot of patients undergoing elective surgery for aneurysm in the modern era is helpful to assist in deciding the appropriate timing for intervention. We herein describe our experience with 100 consecutive patients who underwent primary elective surgery for aneurysm of the proximal thoracic aorta over a two-year period at a single institution. METHODS: The majority of our patients were male, mean age 61...
June 20, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665964/therapy-options-in-deep-sternal-wound-infection-sternal-plating-versus-muscle-flap
#17
Martin Grapow, Martin Haug, Chistopher Tschung, Bernhard Winkler, Prerana Banerjee, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Jens Fassl, Oliver Reuthebuch, Friedrich Eckstein
BACKGROUND: Management of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) in cardiac surgical patients still remains challenging. A variety of treatment strategies has been described. Aim of this cohort study was to analyse two different treatment strategies for DSWI: titanium sternal plating system (TSFS) and muscle flap coverage (MFC). METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2011, from 3122 patients undergoing cardiac surgery 42 were identified with DSWI and treated with one of the above mentioned strategies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660136/sternal-metastasis-the-forgotten-column-and-its-effect-on-thoracic-spine-stability
#18
REVIEW
Robert Pearse Piggott, Mark Curtin, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Mutaz Jadaan, John Patrick McCabe, Aiden Devitt
Sternal metastases are not studied extensively in the literature. There is a paucity of information on their role in metastatic disease. The concept of the fourth column was described by Berg in 1993, and has been proven in case report, clinically and biomechanical studies. The role of the sternum as a support to the thoracic spine is well documented in the trauma patients, but not much is known about its role in cancer patients. This review examines what is known on the role of the fourth column. Following this we have identified two likely scenarios that sternal metastases may impact management: (1) sternal pathological fracture increases the mobility of the semi-rigid thorax with the loss of the biomechanical support of the sternum-rib-thoracic spine complex; and (2) a sternal metastasis increases the risk of fracture, and while being medical treated the thoracic spine should be monitored for acute kyphosis and neurological injury secondarily to the insufficiency of the fourth column...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655947/reconstruction-of-anterior-chest-wall-with-polypropylene-mesh-two-primary-sternal-chondrosarcoma-cases
#19
Shinichi Kawana, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Yuho Maki, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Shinichi Toyooka, Shinichiro Miyoshi
 Primary sternal chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor that is refractory to chemotherapy and radiation. Effective therapy is radical resection of the tumor. We present two patients with primary sternal chondrosarcoma who underwent a radical resection of the lower half of the sternum and bilateral ribs, followed by reconstruction with 2 sheets of polypropylene mesh layered orthogonally. The patients have maintained almost the same pulmonary function as preoperative values, with stability of the chest wall...
June 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646103/long-term-and-short-term-outcomes-of-using-bilateral-internal-mammary-artery-grafting-versus-left-internal-mammary-artery-grafting-a-meta-analysis
#20
Sana N Buttar, Tristan D Yan, David P Taggart, David H Tian
BACKGROUND: A substantial body of evidence demonstrates that myocardial revascularisation using bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) improves long-term survival compared with single/left internal mammary artery (LIMA) grafting. To date, limited analyses have been made regarding other short-term and long-term outcomes in BIMA strategy. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of the present review is to update the difference in long-term survival between BIMA and LIMA grafting and to thoroughly investigate other secondary short-term and long-term clinical outcomes between these two grafting procedures...
June 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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