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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351243/awake-versus-asleep-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-technical-considerations-and-critical-review-of-the-literature
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Ryan B Kochanski, Sepehr Sani
Advancements in neuroimaging have led to a trend toward direct, image-based targeting under general anesthesia without the use of microelectrode recording (MER) or intraoperative test stimulation, also referred to as "asleep" deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. Asleep DBS, utilizing imaging in the form of intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) or magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI), has demonstrated reliable targeting accuracy of DBS leads implanted within the globus pallidus and subthalamic nucleus while also improving clinical outcomes in patients with Parkinson's disease...
January 19, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349510/uncertain-effect-of-preventative-shoulder-rehabilitation-for-patients-who-underwent-total-laryngectomy-with-neck-dissection
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Peixia Wu, Zhengrong Peng, Junyi Chen, Yan Hu
INTRODUCTION: Total laryngectomy (TL) with neck dissection (ND) is considered as crucial management for advanced-stage of laryngeal cancer. Shoulder dysfunction has long been recognized as a potential complication resulting from neck dissection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of early prophylactic rehabilitation program in patients who underwent TL with ND. METHODS: A prospective, nonrandomized design was used. Seventy-six participants who underwent TL with ND were assigned into either an intervention or a control group...
January 18, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346011/minimally-invasive-management-of-severe-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease
#3
Luigi Pascarella, Maen Aboul Hosn
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a complex and highly prevalent pathology. It has been estimated that ∼8.5 million people in the United States are affected by PAD, of which 12%-20% are older than age 60. The TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) guidelines classified aortoiliac atherosclerotic disease based on morphology and level of lesions. TASC II guidelines recommend bilateral surgical bypass to the femoral arteries for TASC II C and D lesions. The aortobifemoral bypass (ABF) has been considered the gold standard in the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345225/indications-for-the-surgical-management-of-benign-goiter-in-adults
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Detlef K Bartsch, Markus Luster, Heinz J Buhr, Dietmar Lorenz, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Peter E Goretzki
BACKGROUND: Thyroidectomy is still three to six times more common in Germany than in the USA, Great Britain, and the Scandinavian countries. Thus, the question is often asked whether thyroidectomy in Germany is being performed for the correct indications. METHODS: This review is based on studies and guidelines containing information on the indications for surgery in benign goiter and Graves' disease; these publications were retrieved by a systematic literature search in the Medline and Cochrane Library databases (1990-2016)...
January 8, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342020/editorial-spring-board-gender-composition-in-high-impact-general-surgery-journals-over-20-years
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Chelsea A Harris, Tanima Banerjee, Monica Cramer, Shannon Manz, Sarah T Ward, Justin Dimick, Dana A Telem
OBJECTIVE: To quantify gender composition of 10 high-impact general surgery journals, delineate how board composition has changed over time, and evaluate qualification metrics by gender. BACKGROUND: Underrepresentation of women on editorial boards may contribute to the gender-based achievement gap in surgery. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the editorial board gender composition among 10 high-impact general surgery journals in 1997, 2007, and 2017...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340725/decision-making-in-management-of-the-complex-trauma-patient-changing-the-mindset-of-the-non-trauma-surgeon
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Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: European surgeons are frequently subspecialized and trained primarily in elective surgical techniques. As trauma leaders, they may occasionally have to deal with complex polytrauma, advanced management techniques, differing priorities, and the need for multidisciplinary care. There is a lack of expertise, experience, and a low trauma volume, as well as a lack of research, with limited support as to the decision-making and teaching challenges present. We studied what experienced trauma experts describe as the challenges that are specific to the advanced surgical decision-making required, whether civilian, humanitarian, or military...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335101/outcomes-and-complication-rates-of-primary-resident-performed-cataract-surgeries-at-a-large-tertiary-care-county-hospital
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Cameron Clarke, Shazia F Ali, Michael Murri, Saagar N Patel, Li Wang, Marie Tuft, Mitchell P Weikert, Zaina Al-Mohtaseb
PURPOSE: To identify the preoperative risk factors, intraoperative events, and postoperative complications increasing the risk for poor visual outcomes in resident-performed cataract surgeries at a tertiary-care county hospital. SETTING: Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Resident-performed cataract surgeries were analyzed for risk factors, comorbidities, and intraoperative and postoperative complications...
December 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332075/patient-evaluation-and-selection-for-movement-disorders-surgery-the-changing-spectrum-of-indications
#8
Steffen Paschen, Günther Deuschl
This report summarizes the state-of-the-art and controversies around patient selection for deep brain stimulation (DBS) for various conditions. Parkinson's disease (PD): several class I studies have shown superiority of DBS over best medical treatment for advanced PD with fluctuations and further inclusion criteria. One class I study suggests that PD patients with early motor complications might gain more quality of life if operated within 3 years after the onset of fluctuations. The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is still the standard target...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325074/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-current-evidence-and-real-world-application
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Pierce D Nunley, Domagoj Coric, Kelly A Frank, Marcus B Stone
Cervical total disc replacement (cTDR) is still considered a developing technology, with widespread clinical use beginning in the early 2000s. Despite being relatively new to the marketplace, the literature surrounding cTDR is abundant. We conducted a thorough review of literature published in the United States (US) and outside the US to report the current global state of cTDR research and clinical use. Search criteria were restricted to publications with a clinical patient population, excluding finite element analyses, biomechanical studies, cadaver studies, surgical technique-specific papers, and case studies...
January 6, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297088/changes-in-operative-experience-after-the-introduction-of-residency-an-objective-comparison-of-surgical-and-endoscopic-volumes
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Kherru Sarah Sim, Jin Yao Teo, Peng Chung Cheow
INTRODUCTION: The SingHealth Residency General Surgery Programme replaced the basic and advanced specialist training (AST) system in Singapore in 2010. The relative merits of both systems continue to be debated, especially concerning the operational readiness of graduating residents. We set out to compare the operative and endoscopic volumes of graduates from the AST system with those from the first graduating batch of the residency programme during their registrar (or equivalent) years, as a reflection of procedural experience gained during traineeship...
January 3, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289390/personalized-video-feedback-improves-suturing-skills-of-incoming-general-surgery-trainees
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Nimesh D Naik, Eduardo F Abbott, Becca L Gas, Brittany L Murphy, David R Farley, David A Cook
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery encourages graduating medical students to prepare for surgical residency before day 1. We sought to determine the impact of personalized video feedback on an advance preparation task. METHODS: We conducted a nonrandomized study comparing video feedback versus no feedback. We sent incoming surgical interns a preparatory package 2 months before starting residency. Trainees video-recorded themselves performing a subcuticular wound closure, 3 times at 3-week intervals, and submitted these for appraisal...
December 27, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284831/anesthesiologist-in-cardiac-catheterization-laboratories-the-roles-and-goals-a-postgraduate-educational-review
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REVIEW
Akshaya N Shetti, Shivanand L Karigar, Rachita G Mustilwar, D Roshan Singh, Kusha Nag
It is not uncommon to see in developing and underdeveloped countries, where the anesthesiologist who is untrained in cardiac specialty takes care of cardiac catheterization centers. The service in cardiac catheterization laboratories (CCL) in developed countries and some of the developing countries is mainly provided by the cardiac anesthesiologists. The scenario is not same in some part of developing countries or in underdeveloped countries which are mainly due to increase in number of CCL (catheterization laboratory) when compared to the number of cardiac anesthesiologists working outside the operation theater...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279997/outcomes-of-surgery-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-tumor-thrombus-in-the-inferior-vena-cava-or-right-atrium
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REVIEW
Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Hiroaki Nagano
The prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with tumor thrombus (TT) in the inferior vena cava (IVC) or right atrium (RA) is extremely poor. We reviewed the recent surgical treatments and outcomes of this form of advanced HCC. TT is classified into three types according to its anatomic location relative to the heart: the inferior hepatic type (type I), where the TT is in the IVC below the diaphragm; the superior hepatic type (type II), where the TT is in the IVC above the diaphragm, but still outside the RA; and the intracardiac type (type III), where the TT is above the diaphragm and has entered the RA...
December 26, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261517/treatment-approach-to-severe-microgenia-cases-combined-use-of-osseous-and-implant-genioplasty
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Kemal Findikcioglu, Serhat Sibar, Ayse Gulsen
INTRODUCTION: As well as the chin is an important esthetic unit of the facial structure, it is also the region having a key role in the appearance of the face. Correction of cosmetic and functional deformities that may occur in this region because of serious hypoplasia (microgenia) is performed by chin augmentation. Chin augmentation is most frequently performed via implant or osseous genioplasty in the literature. Both 2 techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. In the literature, various studies comparing these 2 techniques and their long-term results are present, but in some severe microgenia cases, these techniques can be insufficient only for augmentation...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260126/contribution-of-an-educational-video-to-surgical-education-in-laparoscopic-appendectomy
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Eyüp Murat Yılmaz, Aykut Soyder, Murat Aksu, Ali Doğan Bozdağ, Şükrü Boylu, Akay Edizsoy, Şadi Ballı, Mustafa Agah Tekindal
Objective: With recent widespread advances in laparoscopy, providing education on this subject has become a significant challenge. The aim of this study was to determine the degree of contribution made by surgeons to laparoscopic education through an educational video. Material and Methods: A total of 40 volunteer general surgery residents and specialists participated in our study. Before watching the approximately six-minute educational video prepared for laparoscopic appendectomy, the participants were asked to fill out participant information forms and information measurement questionnaire forms...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250194/rho-gdp-dissociation-inhibitor-%C3%AE-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Christoph-Alexander von Klot, Natalia Dubrowinskaja, Inga Peters, Jörg Hennenlotter, Axel S Merseburger, Arnulf Stenzl, Markus A Kuczyk, Jürgen Serth
Rho GDP dissociation inhibitor-β (ARHGDIB) is an important mediator of cell signaling. The expression of ARHGDIB is associated with tumor growth and metastasis in a variety of non-genitourinary cancers; however, the role of ARHGDIB in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has not yet been evaluated. In the present study, tissue samples from 105 patients undergoing surgery for RCC were obtained. The expression levels of ARHGDIB mRNA in normal kidney tissues and in corresponding cancer tissues were analyzed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248013/fertility-sparing-surgery-in-advanced-stage-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report
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Montassar Ghalleb, Hatem Bouzaiene, Skander Slim, Achraf Hadiji, Monia Hechiche, Jamel Ben Hassouna, Khaled Rahal
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumor is a rare type of disease, which generally has a good prognosis due to the high chemosensitivity of this type of tumor. Fertility preservation is an important issue because malignant ovarian germ cell tumor commonly affects young women. Although conservation is the standard for early stage, it becomes more debatable as the disease progresses to more advanced stages. AIM: Report the case of a patient with an International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Stage IIIc malignant ovarian germ cell tumor, who had conservative surgery and chemotherapy with a good fertility outcome...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246590/developing-a-national-simulation-based-surgical-skills-bootcamp-in-general-thoracic-surgery
#18
Colin Schieman, Hideki Ujiie, Laura Donahoe, Waël Hanna, Richard Malthaner, Simon Turner, Kasia Czarnecka, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: The use surgical simulation across all subspecialties has gained widespread adoption in the last decade. A number of factors, including the small number of trainees, identified gaps in surgical skill training from cross-sectional surveys, increased national collaboration, and support from the national specialty committee identified a need to construct a surgical skills "bootcamp" in thoracic surgery in Canada. OBJECTIVE: The goals of the surgical skills bootcamp, as identified by the residency training program directors and the national specialty committee were to create a national, centralized, simulation-based skills workshop that focused on key foundational procedures within thoracic surgery, particularly those identified as areas of weakness by former residents; to smooth the transition to intraoperative teaching; to provide exposure to important but not necessarily universally available procedures such as advanced endoscopy; to teach non-medical expert competencies, and lastly to provide a venue for networking for residents across the country...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242045/defining-the-applicant-pool-for-postgraduate-year-2-categorical-general-surgery-positions
#19
Weston Stover, Sujata Gill, Kim Schenarts, A Alfred Chahine
OBJECTIVE: In the spring of 2010, a categorical general surgery postgraduate year (PGY)-2 position became available at our academic medical center secondary to attrition of a PGY-1 resident. We sought to study the unique characteristics of applicants to that position and to describe the selection process with hopes to stimulate additional studies about the unique challenges of recruiting applicants into advanced standing positions. DESIGN: Applications were received via e-mail and reviewed to characterize the applicant pool...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241176/surgery-of-intracranial-gliomas-in-children
#20
James A Balogun, James T Rutka
Gliomas are the most common type of brain cancer in the pediatric patients, constituting about 50% of all childhood intracranial tumors. This is a highly heterogeneous group, varying from the benign WHO histopathological grades I and II to malignant WHO grades III and IV. The histology and location are significant prognostic factors, which influence the decision for surgical intervention, as well as the extent of possible tumor removal. In low-grade gliomas, surgery remains the initial option and should be directed at gross total resection in favorable locations, such as the cerebral hemispheres and the cerebellum...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
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