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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437329/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-and-steroid-treatment-a-systematic-review
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Abhishek Kumar, Michael H Weber, Ziya Gokaslan, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Meic Schmidt, Laurence Rhines, Michael G Fehlings, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba, Michelle J Clarke, Narayan Sundaresan, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Arjun Sahgal, Dean Chou, Charles G Fisher
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review of the literature to answer the following questions regarding the use of steroid therapy in metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC): 1. In cases of MSCC, what is the effect of steroid administration before definitive radiotherapy or surgery on ambulatory status, bowel and bladder function and survival? 2. What steroid dosing regimens are associated with the best outcomes concerning neurological symptoms and complication prevention in cases of MSCC? SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Currently, there is significant variation in the initial bolus dose, daily maintenance dose and duration of treatment when steroids are used as a bridge to definitive therapy for MSCC...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421909/management-of-intra-abdominally-translocated-contraceptive-devices-is-surgery-the-only-way-to-treat-this-problem
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Mustafa Gazi Uçar, Fatih Şanlıkan, Tolgay Tuyan Ilhan, Ahmet Göçmen, Çetin Çelik
This study was a multi-centre retrospective review of patients with uterine perforation caused by intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs). A total of 15 patients were registered, in a seven year period. Among them, five were asymptomatic and the rest were symptomatic. Asymptomatic patients were managed conservatively, except in one case in which the patient requested surgery because she also wanted a tubal ligation. Symptomatic patients all underwent surgery. All the surgeries were elective and all the surgical procedures were initiated laparoscopically...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380492/comparison-of-monopolar-and-bipolar-transurethral-resection-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Melih Balci, Altug Tuncel, Tanju Keten, Ozer Guzel, Utku Lokman, Ersin Koseoglu, Yilmaz Aslan, Ali Atan
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of monopolar and bipolar transurethral resection (TUR) of bladder tumors (TURBTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 240 patients who underwent TURBT were prospectively included in the study from May 2011 to May 2014. All patients with suspected bladder tumors were eligible for study inclusion. Those who refused consent and those undergoing routine restaging TURBT were excluded from analysis. Patients were divided on the basis of the monopolar arm and the bipolar arm...
April 6, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377891/spontaneous-bladder-rupture-masquerading-as-pseudo-diverticulum
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M Raghavendran, Kiran G Kumar, A Venugopal, Shiva Prasad, H A Venkatesh
Spontaneous bladder rupture is rare. Presentation is non-specific and in absence of history of trauma, radiation, inflammatory conditions and other leading causes, there is considerable diagnostic delay. Absence of clear cut diagnostic signs leads to increased morbidity and mortality. In many patients, omentum seals perforation, giving diverticular appearance in Cystogram. The objective of this case report is to highlight important specific diagnostic points in history and radiology which will help in clear, early diagnosis and treatment causing immense benefit to the patient...
May 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360958/rare-complication-of-needleless-mini-sling-procedure-case-report
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Mustafa Karalar, Ibrahim Keles, Serdar Unlu, Hasmet Sarici, Mesut Kose, Cemil Ay
The mini-sling procedure is a widely used, minimally invasive treatment for stress urinary incontinence. While bladder perforation and stone formation over the mesh is not an expected complication of the mini-sling procedure, in this case, we report on the management of bladder calculi formed over the mesh, which was passed through the bladder while applying the mini-sling procedure, and was eventually removed using holmium laser. Performing cystoscopy in patients with irritative and obstructive symptoms after the sling procedure will help confirm bladder perforation, and an endoscopic approach using holmium laser is an effective treatment...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352029/the-mystery-of-the-nonfunctioning-catheter-an-unusual-complication-of-peritoneal-dialysis-outflow-failure
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Pramod K Guru, Beth Piraino
Noninfectious complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) remain an important impediment to successful implementation of PD. Rare noninfectious complications of the PD catheter are sparsely reported. We report an unusual complication of outflow failure due to a peritoneal catheter that separated into two distinct intra-abdominal segments, due to an unusual method of placement in which two catheters were connected to make a long intra-abdominal portion to permit a high exit site on the abdominal wall. The application of this unusual rather a unique technique led to separation of the two catheter portions and the outflow failure shortly after the patient started continuous ambulatory PD...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346915/safety-and-efficacy-of-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-combination-with-holmium-laser-lithotripsy-for-the-treatment-of-bilateral-upper-urinary-tract-calculi
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Bing Yang, Hao Ning, Zheng Liu, Yi Zhang, Chengfan Yu, Xianghua Zhang, Dongliang Pan, Kejia Ding
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) in combination with holmium laser lithotripsy for the treatment of bilateral upper urinary calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The stone-free status was defined as the absence of any stones or asymptomatic status, or the presence of clinically insignificant residual fragments <4 mm, and was assessed by plain kidney, ureter, and bladder X-ray. The operative time, stone-free rates (SFRs), serum creatinine (SCr), and complications were recorded...
March 28, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340928/the-difficult-gall-bladder-outcomes-following-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-and-the-need-for-open-conversion
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A Ashfaq, K Ahmadieh, A A Shah, A B Chapital, K L Harold, D J Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Surgery for the difficult gallbladder (DGB) is associated with increased risk compared to more routine laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC). Laparoscopic "damage control" methods including cholecystostomy, fundus-down approach and subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) have been proposed to avoid conversion to open. We hypothesized that a Total LC (TLC) for DBG can be completed safely with an acceptably low conversion rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients that underwent LC from January 2005-June 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298765/obturator-nerve-block-in-transurethral-resection-of-bladder-tumor-a-comparative-study-by-two-techniques
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Deepak Sharma, V P Singh, Nidhi Agarwal, M K Malhotra
CONTEXT: Sparing of obturator nerve is a common problem encountered during transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) under spinal anesthesia. AIMS: To evaluate and compare obturator nerve block (ONB) by two different techniques during TURBT. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is prospective observational study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty adult male patients from the American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I-IV planned to undergo TURBT under spinal anesthesia were divided into two groups of twenty each...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266818/update-on-complications-of-synthetic-suburethral-slings
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Cristiano Mendes Gomes, Fabrício Leite Carvalho, Carlos Henrique Suzuki Bellucci, Thiago Souto Hemerly, Fábio Baracat, Jose de Bessa, Miguel Srougi, Homero Bruschini
Synthetic suburethral slings have become the most widely used technique for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Despite its high success rates, significant complications have been reported including bleeding, urethral or bladder injury, urethral or bladder mesh erosion, intestinal perforation, vaginal extrusion of mesh, urinary tract infection, pain, urinary urgency and bladder outlet obstruction. Recent warnings from important regulatory agencies worldwide concerning safety issues of the use of mesh for urogynecological reconstruction have had a strong impact on patients as well as surgeons and manufacturers...
March 7, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262538/bladder-perforation-after-augmentation-cystoplasty-determining-the-best-management-option
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Ted Lee, David J Kozminski, David A Bloom, Julian Wan, John M Park
INTRODUCTION: Delayed bladder perforation is a well-described complication after augmentation cystoplasty. Although the frequency, risk factors, and diagnostic challenges are well documented, discussions regarding management strategies are sparse. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated our experience of managing augmented bladder perforation to interrogate the hypothesis that non-operative management can be used effectively. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively evaluated the management of 10 patients with augmented bladder perforations over a 16-year period (Jan 2000-Jan 2016)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253730/endoscopic-colostomy-with-percutaneous-colopexy-an-animal-feasibility-study
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Leonardo Alfonso Bustamante-Lopez, Marianny Sulbaran Nava, Sergio Carlos Nahas, Eduardo Guimaraes Horneaux de Moura, Caio Sergio Nahas, Carlos Frederico Sparapam Marques, Christiano Sakai, Ivan Cecconello, Paulo Sakai
BACKGROUND: Indications for colostomy in colorectal diseases are obstruction of the large bowel, such as in cancer, diverticular disease in the acute phase, post-radiotherapy enteritis, complex perirectal fistulas, anorectal trauma and severe anal incontinence. Some critically ill patients cannot tolerate an exploratory laparotomy, and laparoscopic assisted colostomy also requires general anesthesia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of performing colostomy assisted by colonoscopy and percutaneous colopexy...
March 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230566/the-effect-of-preoperative-phenazopyridine-on-urinary-retention-following-midurethral-sling
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Omar Felipe Dueñas-Garcia, Tania Sierra, Erica Nicasio, Katherine Leung, Cynthia D Hall, Michael K Flynn
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of preoperative oral phenazopyridine on short-term voiding dysfunction in patients undergoing a retropubic midurethral sling. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in subjects undergoing a retropubic midurethral sling comparing those who received preoperative oral phenazopyridine with those who did not. We included all women who underwent a retropubic midurethral sling without concomitant procedures under general anesthesia at our institution...
February 23, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214761/foreign-body-in-the-bladder-a-case-report
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Kota Shimokihara, Takashi Kawahara, Yutaro Hayashi, Sohgo Tsutsumi, Daiji Takamoto, Taku Mochizuki, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Yasushi Yumura, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura
Foreign bodies are occasionally reported in the bladder. In most cases, the foreign body is removed via the transurethral approach. A 57-year-old male patient was referred to our hospital to undergo the retrieval of a foreign body from his bladder. However, the foreign body had become severely calcified and could not be removed transurethrally. Thus, an open bladder wall incision was necessary to remove it. We herein report a case of a foreign body in the bladder that had become calcified and which was successfully removed using a higher bladder incision approach...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169459/long-term-effectiveness-and-complication-rates-of-bladder-augmentation-in-patients-with-neurogenic-bladder-dysfunction-a-systematic-review
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Lisette 't Hoen, Hazel Ecclestone, Bertil F M Blok, Gilles Karsenty, Véronique Phé, Romain Bossier, Jan Groen, David Castro-Diaz, Bárbara Padilla Fernández, Giulio Del Popolo, Stefania Musco, Jürgen Pannek, Thomas M Kessler, Tobias Gross, Marc P Schneider, Rizwan Hamid
AIMS: To systematically evaluate effectiveness and safety of bladder augmentation for adult neuro-urological patients. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement was followed for review of publications. The Medline, Embase, and Cochrane controlled trial databases and clinicaltrial.gov were searched until January 2015. No limitations were placed on date or language. Non-original articles, conference abstracts, and publications involving children and animals were excluded...
February 7, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139848/continent-catheterizable-tubes-stomas-in-adult-neuro-urological-patients-a-systematic-review
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Véronique Phé, Romain Boissier, Bertil F M Blok, Giulio Del Popolo, Stefania Musco, David Castro-Diaz, Bárbara Padilla Fernández, Jan Groen, Rizwan Hamid, Lisette 't Hoen, Hazel Ecclestone, Thomas M Kessler, Tobias Gross, Marc P Schneider, Jürgen Pannek, Gilles Karsenty
AIMS: To systematically review all available evidence on the effectiveness and complications of continent cutaneous stoma or tube (CCS/T) to treat bladder-emptying difficulties in adult neuro-urological patients. METHODS: The search strategy and studies selection were performed on Medline, Embase, and Cochrane using the PICOS method according to the PRISMA statement (CRD42015019212; http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO). RESULTS: After screening 3,634 abstracts, 11 studies (all retrospective, enrolling 213 patients) were included in a narrative synthesis...
January 31, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137416/effect-of-obturator-nerve-block-during-transurethral-resection-of-lateral-bladder-wall-tumors-on-the-presence-of-detrusor-muscle-in-tumor-specimens-and-recurrence-of-the-disease
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Guven Erbay, Fethi Akyol, Mehmet Karabakan, Bulent Celebi, Ercument Keskin, Erkan Hirik
We investigated the effect of spinal anesthesia combined with obturator nerve block (ONB) during the transurethral resection of lateral bladder wall tumors (TUR-BT) on the presence of detrusor muscle tissue in tumor specimens and on tumor recurrence. TUR-BT was performed on 96 patients with a lateral bladder wall tumor under spinal anesthesia in our clinic between January 2011 and December 2015. The patients were divided into two groups: 49 patients only received spinal anesthesia and 47 patients received spinal anesthesia combined with ONB...
February 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123243/to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-tvt-secur-procedure-in-the-treatment-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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J S Sandhu, S C Karan, G D Maiti, Puja Dudeja
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in the middle-aged Indian women is around 16%. The use of transvaginal tapes (TVTs) has revolutionised the surgical management of SUI. Patients who undergo placement of the tape via the transobturator route often complain of persistent thigh pain at the site of trocar insertion. The use of minimally invasive tapes with a single suburethral incision reduces surgical trauma by eliminating thigh incisions, while maintaining the cure achieved by conventional TVTs...
January 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116138/dural-penetration-caused-by-a-vertebral-bone-fragment-in-a-lumbar-burst-fracture-a-case-report
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Chikara Ushiku, Kota Suda, Satoko Matsumoto, Miki Komatsu, Masahiko Takahata, Norimasa Iwasaki, Akio Minami
INTRODUCTION: This case report describes an unusual case of lumbar burst fracture in which a bone fragment from the vertebral body penetrated into the dorsal dura through the ventral dura mater, requiring bone fragment extraction via an intradural approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 23-year-old male involved in a motor vehicle accident was admitted to our hospital complaining of right leg paresis and bladder-bowel disorder. Computed tomography (CT) revealed an L5 burst fracture of type B by the Denis classification scheme, with a bone fragment from the vertebral body that had perforated the ventral aspect of the dura mater and penetrated dorsally...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109015/a-single-centre-experience-of-roux-en-y-enteric-drainage-for-pancreas-transplantation
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Irum Amin, Andrew J Butler, Gail Defries, Neil K Russell, Simon J F Harper, Asif Jah, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Gavin J Pettigrew, Christopher J E Watson
Exocrine drainage following pancreas transplantation can be achieved by drainage into the bladder or bowel, the latter typically by direct duodeno-jejunostomy; the use of Roux-en-Y enteric drainage is uncommon. We report a retrospective analysis of a single-centre experience of Roux-en-Y enteric drainage following pancreas transplantation. Over a 14-year period (2001-2015), 204 consecutive adult pancreas transplants were performed (96.6% simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplants), of which 26.0% were from donors after circulatory death (DCD)...
January 21, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
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