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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722185/valsalva-maneuver-exacerbates-left-atrial-compression-in-patients-with-large-hiatal-hernia
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Christopher Naoum, Leonard Kritharides, Sonali R Gnanenthiran, David Martin, Gregory L Falk, John Yiannikas
INTRODUCTION: Hiatal hernia (HH) can cause left atrial (LA) compression and impair LA filling. We evaluated the cardiac effects of preload reduction and abdominal strain induced by Valsalva maneuver (VM) in large HH patients. METHODS: LA and left ventricular (LV) dimensions were measured using 2D transthoracic echocardiography at rest and during VM in HH patients (n=55, 70±10 years) and controls (n=22, 67±6 years). Biplane LV volumes (n=39) and mitral inflow pulse-wave Doppler parameters (n=27) were also evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721635/causative-factors-for-de-novo-inguinal-hernia-after-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#2
Tsuyoshi Majima, Yasushi Yoshino, Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Yasuhito Funahashi, Naoto Sassa, Masashi Kato, Momokazu Gotoh
To determine causative factors for de novo inguinal hernia (IH), after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). This was a retrospective, single-center study, which included patients undergoing RARP for prostate cancer at our institution, from February 2012 to January 2015. Cox proportional hazards models were used to determine the relationships between de novo IH and various factors. A total of 284 patients were included in the analysis. Forty-two (14.7%) patients developed IH at a median period of 8 months after RARP...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721193/giant-spontaneous-herniation-of-the-post-pneumonectomy-cavity
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Alessandro Tamburrini, Adnan Raza, Aiman Alzetani
Following a pneumonectomy, excessive mediastinal shift can cause rare complications involving the post-pneumonectomy cavity, which can become the seat of herniation of the residual lung and of the heart. We herein report an even more rare event, entailing an impressive herniation of the actual entire post-pneumonectomy cavity through an intercostal space, which developed spontaneously nearly 3 years after surgery. Surgical excision of the hernia sac and repair of the defect with polypropylene mesh provided adequate treatment and good cosmetic results...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719935/a-case-of-endoscopic-hemostasis-using-double-balloon-endoscopy-for-an-intestinal-hemorrhage-in-a-giant-incisional-hernia
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Takashi Taida, Tomoo Nakagawa, Yuki Ohta, Shinsaku Hamanaka, Kenichiro Okimoto, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoaki Matsumura, Makoto Arai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718887/operative-learning-curve-trajectory-in-a-cohort-of-surgical-trainees
#5
C Brown, T Abdelrahman, N Patel, C Thomas, M J Pollitt, W G Lewis
BACKGROUND: Certification of completion of training in general surgery in the UK requires demonstration of competence in index operations by means of three level 4 competence consultant-validated procedure-based assessments (PBAs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the trajectory of operative learning curves related to PBA performance levels for curriculum-defined indicative operations with respect to numbers performed and training time. METHODS: Logbook data from consecutive higher general surgical trainees were compared with PBA evaluations to determine the relationship between PBA performance level, operative experience, training time and indicative numbers...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718262/laparoscopic-approach-to-a-rare-interstitial-incisional-hernia-following-appendectomy
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Kerim Erdem Ulucay, Muhammad Umar Younis
Among the complications of an open appendectomy is the presentation of an incisional hernia. An interstitial or interparietal hernia is the one in which the hernia sac is present between the muscle layers of the abdominal wall which makes the presentation of a post-operative incisional interstitial hernia quite a rarity. A 52-year-old female was admitted through the outpatient clinic presenting with the complaints of discomfort and a bulge felt in the right hypochondrium for the last 3 years. Radiological investigations were able to delineate an interstitial incisional hernia through the previous open appendectomy scar...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717556/thorax-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Mustafa Resorlu, Muhammet Arslan, Ozan Karatag, Gurhan Adam
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidemia, and obesity play an important role in the etiology of erectile dysfunction, particularly in cases with vascular insufficiency. These risk factors also target the lungs due to their systemic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with penile vascular insufficiency determined at Doppler ultrasonography and undergoing thoracic computerized tomography for various reasons were included in this study. A history of acute thoracic trauma, pneumonic consolidation, or pelvic surgery and trauma were regarded as exclusion criteria...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716872/the-duari-hernia-and-recognition-of-the-femoral-vein-compression-sign
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Ian Y Goh, Anna Louise Sandstrom, Troy Stapleton, Ratna Aseervatham, David A Grieve
Femoral hernias can be difficult to diagnose and are at high risk of strangulation. This report is of a rare case of an irreducible femoral hernia containing caecum and appendix presenting as an emergency. To the authors' knowledge, there have only been three cases reported, the first described by Duari. This case was incorrectly diagnosed preoperatively as an inguinal hernia, so the CT diagnosis of femoral hernias is reviewed, in particular demonstrating the radiological use of the femoral vein compression sign...
July 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716501/high-incidence-of-recess-formation-at-myopectineal-orifice-during-laparoscopic-surgery
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Yuka Mine, Fumihiko Fujita, Hiroko Kinoe, Yousuke Inoue, Kosyo Yamanouchi, Kengo Kanetaka, Kazuma Kobayashi, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Susumu Eguchi
BACKGROUND: Groin hernias are frequently seen in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of patients who might have latent groin hernia. METHODS: During laparoscopic abdominal surgery, we observed the area around the groin lesion and attempted to evaluate the degree of recess at myopectineal orifice. The classification defining the recess was as follows: Grade 0: no recess, Grade I: slight recess with a visible bottom, Grade II: deep recess with an invisible bottom, Grade III: other organ invaginated into the recess, and Grade IV: confirmed bulging on the body surface...
July 14, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714645/-extra-renal-manifestations-of-the-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Aurélie Butscher, Olivier Phan, Olivier Bonny
Extra-renal complications of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are often unrecognized. Liver cysts are usually benign, but may cause chronic pain, may interfere with nutrition and may necessitate partial liver resection or even liver transplant. Somatostatin analogs may be an alternative therapy. Cerebral aneurisms are rare, but devastating. They must be investigated in case of positive familial history. Cardiac valvulopathies will be searched for by echocardiography. Abdominal wall herniae are often identified during the physical exam in ADPKD patients...
February 22, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712167/exploration-of-the-contralateral-groin-in-paediatric-inguinal-hernia-or-hydrocele-based-on-ultrasound-findings-is-it-justified
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Syed Hashim Zaidi, Javed Ur Rahman, Tariq Saeed Siddiqui, Habib Ur Rehman, Naveed Ahmed, Muhammad Omar Fraz
BACKGROUND: Routine exploration of contralateral side in cases of unilateral inguinal hernia or hydrocele is a highly debatable topic because of various reasons. The purpose of this study was to analyse whether the contralateral groin exploration in unilateral inguinal hernia/ hydrocele is justified or not, based on ultrasonographic measurements of the inguinal ring diameter. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at two naval hospitals, PNS Rahat and PNS Shifa in Karachi, Pakistan, from June 2007 to Aug 2012...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710573/sutureless-inguinal-hernia-repair-with-creation-of-a-peritoneal-lesion-in-children-a-novel-laparoscopic-technique-with-a-low-recurrence-rate
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Alfonso Galván Montaño, Paul Manuel Ali Ouddane Robles, Silvia García Moreno
BACKGROUND: Hernia repair represents about 25% of all pediatric surgeries. Repair can be done using an open or laparoscopic technique. The open approach has a reported recurrence rate of 1.2% but requires an additional incision to repair for a contralateral hernia. With the laparoscopic approach, no additional incision is needed but the recurrence rate has been reported to be as high as 4%. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel sutureless laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair that has the advantages of both approaches...
July 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710247/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-growth-to-12-years
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Lisette Leeuwen, Daphne S Mous, Joost van Rosmalen, Joanne F Olieman, Laura Andriessen, Saskia J Gischler, Koen F M Joosten, Rene M H Wijnen, Dick Tibboel, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Marjolein Spoel
OBJECTIVES: Growth problems are reported in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia during the first years of life. However, it is unknown if poor growth persists during childhood. We therefore evaluated growth of patients longitudinally until 12 years of age. METHODS: This prospective study included 172 patients (43 treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO]) born from 1999 to 2014. Z scores of height-for-age (HFA), weight-for-height, and distance-to-target height were calculated at 6 months of age and at 1, 2, 5, 8, and 12 years of age...
July 14, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709837/what-are-the-possibilities-of-spontaneous-resorption-of-a-thoracic-disc-herniation-occupying-more-than-20-of-the-spinal-canal-in-the-asymptomatic-subject-comparative-study
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David Brauge, Rachid Madkouri, Robert Clément, Vincent Reina, Thomas Brauge, Stephan Gaillard
Thoracic disc herniation is a rare pathology for which surgical treatment is difficult. The discovery of asymptomatic or only slightly symptomatic lesions can be problematic, especially in cases of marked canal stenosis. The possibility of spontaneous resorption has been documented by a few case reports but there is no study on this subject. Our objective was to compare the clinical and radiological data for two groups of patients with significant thoracic herniation (occupying more than 20% of the spinal canal): one showing spontaneous resorption (group 1) and the other persistence of the lesion during follow up (group 2)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709560/an-alternative-view-on-the-necessity-of-egd-before-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Kivanc Derya Peker, Nuri Alper Sahbaz, Hakan Seyit, Osman Kones, Alpen Yahya Gumusoglu, Halil Alis
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is particularly recommended for choosing a surgical method to be used with asymptomatic patients and for the assessment of symptomatic patients prior to sleeve gastrectomy. The presence of hiatal hernia, for instance, is a relative contraindication. EGD is used for malignancy scanning as well as surgical planning, but seems inefficient in determining postoperative complications. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the effectiveness of the pathological evaluation of endoscopic biopsies obtained with esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) according to Sydney classification prior to sleeve gastrectomy in identifying the risk of staple line leak, independently of clinical diagnosis...
June 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707383/two-cases-of-early-recurrence-after-transabdominal-preperitoneal-inguinal-hernia-repair
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Yoshihisa Yaguchi, Tsuyoshi Inaba, Yoshimasa Kumata, Masahiro Horikawa, Takashi Kiyokawa, Ryoji Fukushima
We performed transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair in 46 patients (58 diseases), two of whom experienced early recurrence after mesh repair. Case 1 was a 76-year-old man with a bilateral inguinal hernia (recurrence site, left indirect hernia) after appendectomy. The recurrence occurred 1 month after transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. The mesh was dislocated to the lateral side, and we repaired it using the direct Kugel® patch with an anterior technique. Case 2 was a 79-year-old man with a bilateral inguinal hernia (recurrence site, right direct hernia with an orifice >3 cm) after appendectomy...
July 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707149/long-term-quality-of-life-and-outcomes-following-robotic-assisted-tapp-inguinal-hernia-repair
#17
Andrew Iraniha, Joshua Peloquin
Laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair is an established alternative to open hernia repair, which offers equivalent outcomes with less postoperative pain and faster recovery. Unfortunately, it remains technically challenging, requiring advanced laparoscopic skills which have limited its popularity among surgeons. The robotic platform has the potential to overcome these challenges. The objective of this study was to examine the long-term quality of life and outcomes following robotic assisted TAPP inguinal hernia repair, since these data have not been reported up to now...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706241/abnormal-paraventricular-nucleus-of-hypothalamus-and-growth-retardation-associated-with-loss-of-nuclear-receptor-gene-coup-tfii
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Su Feng, Can Xing, Tingyu Shen, Yunbo Qiao, Ran Wang, Jun Chen, Jiaoyang Liao, Zhuo Lu, Xiong Yang, Saber Mohamed Abd-Allah, Jinsong Li, Naihe Jing, Ke Tang
The paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus plays important roles in the regulation of energy balance and fetal growth. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying its formation and function have not been clearly elucidated. Various mutations in the human COUP-TFII gene, which encodes a nuclear receptor, result in growth retardation, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart defects. Here, we show that COUP-TFII gene is expressed in the developing hypothalamus in mouse. The ventral forebrain-specific RXCre/+; COUP-TFII (F/F) mutant mice display growth retardation...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705485/trainees-as-agents-of-change-in-the-opioid-epidemic-optimizing-the-opioid-prescription-practices-of-surgical-residents
#19
Alexander S Chiu, James M Healy, Michael P DeWane, Walter E Longo, Peter S Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Opioid abuse has become an epidemic in the United States, causing nearly 50,000 deaths a year. Postoperative pain is an unavoidable consequence of most surgery, and surgeons must balance the need for sufficient analgesia with the risks of overprescribing. Prescribing narcotics is often the responsibility of surgical residents, yet little is known about their opioid-prescribing habits, influences, and training experience. DESIGN: Anonymous online survey that assessed the amounts of postoperative opioid prescribed by residents, including type of analgesia, dosage, and number of pills, for a series of common general surgery procedures...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705101/abdominal-wall-expanding-system-obviates-the-need-for-lateral-release-in-giant-incisional-hernia-and-laparostoma
#20
Dietmar Eucker, Andreas Zerz, Daniel C Steinemann
BACKGROUND: In large incisional hernias and after laparostoma midline closure may be impossible. A novel abdominal wall expander system (AWEX) is proposed and evaluated. METHODS: In patients with large incisional hernias and laparostoma where primary midline closure was impossible, AWEX was used. Patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction using AWEX between May 2012 and December 2015 were included. Intraoperative the abdominal wall was stretched by attaching the midline fascia borders to a retraction system under tension for 30 minutes...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
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