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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922325/metacarpal-like-hand-classification-and-treatment-guidelines-for-microsurgical-reconstruction-with-toe-transplantation
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Fu-Chan Wei, Nidal F Al Deek, Yu-Te Lin, Chung-Chen Hsu, Cheng-Hung Lin
The metacarpal-like hand is a severe hand injury, never addressed before. It describes a hand that lost a significant degree of prehension through a wide array of amputations, involving all digits proximal to the functional length except in one finger or in two digits, including the thumb.Thumb condition can be used to differentiate between two types.In type I, the thumb is intact or amputated at/or distal to the interphalangeal joint (functional length); and therefore, the reconstruction is focused on fingers mainly...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920476/digital-anaesthesia-and-relevant-digital-anatomy-for-the-dermatologist
#2
Tessa Weinberg, Max Solish, Christian Murray
Cutaneous surgery requires a precise understanding of anatomy. This review describes the clinically relevant anatomy of the hand and relates it to the most common methods of digital anaesthesia.
September 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920038/comparing-the-effect-of-preoperative-administration-of-melatonin-and-passiflora-incarnata-on-postoperative-cognitive-disorders-in-adult-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Faranak Rokhtabnak, Mohammad Reza Ghodraty, Alireza Kholdebarin, Ali Khatibi, Seyedeh Somayeh Seyed Alizadeh, Zahra Sadat Koleini, Mohammad Mahdi Zamani, Alireza Pournajafian
BACKGROUND: Anxiety is a preoperative complication, which most patients encounter. The use of a premedication to reduce preoperative anxiety with minimal cognitive impairment is crucial. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to compare the sedative effect of preoperative melatonin and Passiflora incarnata in patients undergoing elective surgery regarding their potential for postoperative cognitive disorders. METHODS: In this clinical trial, 52 patients American society of anesthesiologists grade (ASA) I and II of both genders were selected to receive either Passiflora incarnata (1000 mg nature made) (n = 26) or melatonin (6 mg) (n = 26) as premedication one hour before surgery...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
#4
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917992/securing-extraocular-muscles-in-strabismus-surgery-biomechanical-analysis-of-knot-tying-technique
#5
Steven E Brooks
BACKGROUND: The safe and precise reattachment of extraocular muscles requires a technical approach that minimizes any opportunity for the muscle to slip intraoperatively or postoperatively while minimizing surgical risk. Biomechanical testing can provide important quantitative information about the tensile properties of different knot configurations that may inform surgical technique. METHODS: A precision digital force gauge was used to assess the tensile strength created by different knot tying techniques and configurations in human sclera using 6-0 polyglactin 910 suture...
September 13, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917288/intraoperative-imaging-for-vascular-lesions
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Vance L Fredrickson, Jonathan J Russin, Ben A Strickland, Joshua Bakhsheshian, Arun P Amar
Neurovascular surgery is a broad and challenging, yet exciting field within neurologic surgery. The neurovascular surgeon must be meticulous; because the brain and spinal cord are unforgiving to ischemic insults. Along with the pressures of this demanding subspecialty comes the potential to help patients recover from potentially devastating pathology to go on and lead normal, healthy lives. Several intraoperative imaging modalities are available to help maximize treatment success while reducing risk. This article reviews each of these modalities, including digital subtraction angiography, fluorescence angiography, Doppler ultrasonography, laser Doppler, laser speckle contrast imaging, neuronavigation, and neuroendoscopy...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914711/change-in-eyelid-position-following-muller-s-muscle-conjunctival-resection-with-a-standard-versus-variable-resection-length
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Daniel B Rootman, Kunal R Sinha, Robert A Goldberg
PURPOSE: This study compares the use of a standard 7 mm resection length to a variable 4:1 ratio of resection length to desired elevation nomogram when performing Muller's muscle conjunctival resection surgery. METHODS: In this cross-sectional case control study, 2 groups were defined. The first underwent Muller's muscle conjunctival resection surgery with a standard 7 mm resection length and the second underwent the same surgery with a variable resection length determined by a 4:1 ratio of resection length to desired elevation nomogram...
September 12, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910316/sources-of-pain-in-laparoendoscopic-gynecological-surgeons-an-analysis-of-ergonomic-factors-and-proposal-of-an-aid-to-improve-comfort
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Sa Ra Lee, Sunah Shim, Taeri Yu, Kyungah Jeong, Hye Won Chung
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers cosmetic benefits to patients; however, surgeons often experience pain during MIS. We administered an ergonomic questionnaire to 176 Korean laparoscopic gynecological surgeons to determine potential sources of pain during surgery. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify factors that had a significant impact on gynecological surgeons' pain. Operating table height at the beginning of surgery and during the operation were significantly associated with neck and shoulder discomfort (P <0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904635/does-orthopaedic-surgery-improve-quality-of-life-and-function-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidoses
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N Williams, D Challoumas, D M Eastwood
PURPOSE: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare lysosomal storage disorders associated with involvement of multiple organs along with a generalised skeletal dysplasia. Both haematopoetic stem cell transplant and enzyme replacement therapy have improved the outlook for patients while surgery remains high-risk and there is little information on clinical or functional outcome to justify many of the surgical procedures performed. This paper aims to summarise the orthopaedic surgical procedures in MPS patients for which quality of life (QoL) and functional data are available and to describe additional QoL and functional measurement tools of relevance to the assessment of orthopaedic outcomes in MPS...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903431/detection-of-specific-chlamydia-pneumoniae-and-cytomegalovirus-antigens-in-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-a-chinese-population
#10
Jiachao Cao, Yumin Mao, Bo Dong, Wei Guan, Jia Shi, Suinuan Wang
To explore the relationship between certain pathogens, such as chlamydia pneumonia (Cpn) and cytomegalovirus (CMV), and carotid atherosclerosis (AS) in a Chinese population.Twenty-five carotid atherosclerotic stenosis patients from the Beijing Tiantan Hospital (affiliated with Capital Medical University) participated in the study. After undergoing digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and/or computed tomography angiography (CTA), the degree of carotid artery stenosis was over 70% in all cases, and the patients underwent carotid endarterectomy...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901818/brachialis-muscle-transfer-for-reconstructing-digital-flexion-after-brachial-plexus-injury-or-forearm-injury
#11
Yun-Dong Shen, Mou-Xiong Zheng, Xu-Yun Hua, Yan-Qun Qiu, Ke-Jia Hu, Wen-Dong Xu
Restoration of digital flexion after brachial plexus injury or forearm injury has been a great challenge for hand surgeons. Nerve transfer and forearm donor muscle transfer surgeries are not always feasible. The present study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of restoring digital flexion by brachialis muscle transfer. Ten lower brachial plexus- or forearm-injured patients were enrolled. After at least 12 months following surgery, the middle-finger-to-palm distance was less than 2.5 cm in six patients...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900757/low-incidence-of-postoperative-urinary-retention-with-the-use-of-a-nurse-led-bladder-scan-protocol-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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N P Kort, Y Bemelmans, R Vos, M G M Schotanus
PURPOSE: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR), defined as the inability to empty the bladder voluntary after surgery, is a commonly reported complication. This study reports the incidence and possible risk factors for POUR after elective fast-track hip or knee arthroplasty when using a nurse-led bladder scan protocol. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included data from 803 patients who underwent unilateral hip or knee arthroplasty. Patients' digital clinical records were reviewed for eligibility...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894931/radiographic-evaluation-of-condylar-positioning-in-patients-undergoing-orthognathic-surgery
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Wanderley da Silva Félix Junior, Leandro Eduardo Klüppel, Delson João da Costa, Ângela Fernandes, Rafaela Scariot, Nelson Luis Barbosa Rebellato
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate alterations in condylar positioning through submentovertex projection (Hirtz Radiographic Technique) in patients who underwent orthognathic surgery for maxillary advancement and mandibular setback with stable internal fixation. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal clinical study of 40 surgical patients presenting dentofacial deformity admitted in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in the period between March 2013 and December 2015...
September 12, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894833/ethmoidectomy-combined-with-superior-meatus-enlargement-increases-olfactory-airflow
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Hironobu Nishijima, Kenji Kondo, Tsutomu Nomura, Tatsuya Yamasoba
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between a particular surgical technique in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and airflow changes in the post-operative olfactory region has not been assessed. The present study aimed to compare olfactory airflow after ESS between conventional ethmoidectomy and ethmoidectomy with superior meatus enlargement, using virtual ESS and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective computational study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nasal computed tomography images of four adult subjects were used to generate models of the nasal airway...
August 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890257/effects-of-pdgf-bb-delivery-from-heparinized-collagen-sutures-on-the-healing-of-lacerated-chicken-flexor-tendon-in-vivo
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Mousa Younesi, Derrick M Knapik, Jameson Cumsky, Baris Ozgur Donmez, Ping He, Anowarul Islam, Greg Learn, Philip McClellan, Michael Bohl, Robert J Gillespie, Ozan Akkus
Flexor tendon lacerations are traditionally repaired by using non-absorbable monofilament sutures. Recent investigations have explored to improve the healing process by growth factor delivery from the sutures. However, it is difficult to conjugate growth factors to nylon or other synthetic sutures. This study explores the performance of a novel electrochemically aligned collagen suture in a flexor tendon repair model with and without platelet derived growth factor following complete tendon laceration in vivo...
September 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887277/single-step-resection-of-an-intraosseous-meningioma-and-cranial-reconstruction-technical-note
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C E Broeckx, T J J Maal, R D Vreeken, R R M Bos, M Ter Laan
OBJECTIVE: Simultaneous tumour resection and cranial reconstruction can be a challenging task. Surgical navigation is an indispensible tool in making this single-step procedure possible. In this case report we describe a new technique for this procedure to ensure a precise resection and optimal fit of the implant in a patient with an intraosseous meningioma. METHODS: We generated a 3D model of the patients skull based on a CT-scan and created a digital 'resection line' object using 3D Studio Max 2016 software...
September 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885229/impact-of-diagnostic-delay-and-associated-factors-on-clinical-outcomes-in-a-u-s-inflammatory-bowel-disease-cohort
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Vu Q Nguyen, Dingfeng Jiang, Sharon N Hoffman, Srikar Guntaka, Jessica L Mays, Anthony Wang, Joseph Gomes, Dario Sorrentino
BACKGROUND: The impact of diagnostic delay in inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), on disease course remains uncertain. This study examines factors that may influence time to diagnosis and disease outcomes in a U.S. patient cohort. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on patient characteristics, time to diagnosis, disease phenotype, and complications in 177 patients with inflammatory bowel disease (110 CD and 67 UC) diagnosed at our institution from 2008 to 2015...
September 6, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881181/digital-workflow-for-computer-guided-implant-surgery-in-edentulous-patients-a-case-report
#18
Ji-Hyeon Oh, Xueyin An, Seung-Mi Jeong, Byung-Ho Choi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to describe a fully digital workflow used to perform computer-guided flapless implant placement in an edentulous patient without the use of conventional impressions, models, or a radiographic guide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Digital data for the workflow were acquired using an intraoral scanner and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The image fusion of the intraoral scan data and CBCT data was performed by matching resin markers placed in the patient's mouth...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875111/carotid-cavernous-fistula-masquerading-as-delayed-suprachoroidal-hemorrhage-after-trabeculectomy
#19
Mukesh Jain, Md Shahid Alam, Bipasha Mukherjee, Rajiv Raman
Objective: Carotid cavernous fistulae (CCFs) are abnormal communications between the cavernous sinus and the carotid arterial system. Based on the etiology, CCFs can be traumatic, spontaneous and rarely iatrogenic. We report an interesting case of new onset CCF associated with shallow choroidal detachment after trabeculectomy surgery. Method: Observational case report Result: A 69-year-old male patient presented with complain of proptosis, congestion, and gross diminution of vision in the left eye following trabeculectomy elsewhere...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872754/contribution-of-virtual-biopsy-to-the-screening-of-microvascular-invasion-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-pilot-study
#20
Nicolas Poté, François Cauchy, Miguel Albuquerque, Jérôme Cros, Olivier Soubrane, Pierre Bedossa, Valérie Paradis
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Microvascular invasion (mVI) is a major prognostic factor in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that cannot be detected before surgery. Predictive biomarkers of mVI are thus urgently needed. We have developed an original approach of virtual biopsy to assess the performance of an immunohistochemical panel comprising three biomarkers of mVI (H4K16ac, H4K20me2, PIVKA-II) for the prediction of mVI in HCC core needle biopsies (CNB). METHODS: A test set of HCC surgical specimens (n=64) and an independent validation set of HCC CNB (n=42) were constituted...
September 5, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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