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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537037/abdominal-paragangliomas-a-quantitative-prognostic-score-as-predictive-factor-of-the-feasibility-of-the-laparoscopic-approach
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Giovanni Alemanno, Carlo Bergamini, Riccardo Somigli, Paolo Prosperi, Alessandro Bruscino, Andrea Valeri
The gold standard treatment for abdominal paraganglioma is the complete surgical excision. The surgical approach may be either open or laparoscopic. The aim of this study is to identify clinical-pathological predictive factors for the failure of the laparoscopic approach in the treatment of abdominal paragangliomas, with the aim of reducing the rate of conversion to the open technique. A retrospective review was conducted on the medical records of patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for suspected abdominal paraganglioma...
May 23, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536794/good-clinical-results-can-be-obtained-along-with-reduced-risk-of-tunnel-communication-with-a-new-technique-in-concomitant-meniscus-transplantation-and-acl-reconstruction
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Murat Bozkurt, Mesut Tahta, Mustafa Akkaya, Cetin Isik, Safa Gursoy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to introduce our technical modification for concomitant meniscus transplantation and ACL reconstruction with preliminary results of our cases. METHODS: The current study comprised of two sections: first is the cadaveric study of 20 specimens. The distances between tunnel entry and exit points of tunnels for 27 meniscal transplants and ACL reconstruction in CT slices were measured. The second section was evaluation of our cases including six patients...
May 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531785/the-relationship-between-malnutrition-risk-and-clinical-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-frail-older-hospital-patients
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Adrian Slee, Deborah Birch, David Stokoe
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Malnutrition has an adverse effect on clinical outcomes and frail older people may be at greater risk of malnutrition. The purpose and aims of this study was to investigate the relationship between markers of malnutrition risk and clinical outcomes in a cohort of frail older hospital patients. METHODS: 78 frail older hospital patients had the following measurements recorded; length of stay (LOS), time to medical fitness for discharge (TMFFD), body mass index (BMI), malnutrition universal screening tool (MUST) and mini-nutritional assessment short-form (MNA-SF) scores, blood urea, C-reactive protein (CRP), albumin, CRP-albumin ratio; and bioelectrical impedance assessment (BIA) measurements (n = 66)...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528537/intraoperative-mechanical-ventilation-state-of-the-art
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Lorenzo Ball, Federico Costantino, Giulia Orefice, Karthikka Chandrapatham, Paolo Pelosi
Mechanical ventilation is a cornerstone of the intraoperative management of the surgical patient and is still mandatory in several surgical procedures. In the last decades, research focused on preventing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), both improving risk stratification through the use of predictive scores and protecting the lung adopting so-called protective ventilation strategies. The aim of this review is to give an up-to-date overview of the currently suggested intraoperative ventilation strategies, along with their pathophysiologic rationale, with a focus on challenging conditions, such as obesity, one-lung ventilation and cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516204/a-novel-dynamic-statistical-model-for-predicting-patient-satisfaction-with-fundoplication-based-on-pre-operative-symptom-patterns
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B L Woodham, R Meng, R H Roberts
BACKGROUND: Fundoplication provides excellent control of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), but there remain a number of unsatisfied patients who have proven difficult to identify pre-operatively. We hypothesised that pre-operative symptom patterns can predict of the risk of post-operative dissatisfaction. METHODS: Pre-operative symptoms and post-operative satisfaction were measured using standardised questionnaires along with routine investigations. These data were used to calculate our novel pre-operative risk of dissatisfaction (PROD) score...
May 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514132/-assessing-the-short-and-long-term-effect-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-in-octogenarian-patients
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Ofir Zalcberg, Dan Levy Faber, Moshe Lapidot, Lael Anson Best, Ran Kremer
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a leading deadly malignancy, both in men and women, with an increasing cancer diagnosis risk with age. Although thoracic surgery techniques have evolved and now include Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), older operable lung cancer patients are still operated on less compared to the younger population. This study aimed at investigating the postoperative morbidity, mortality, and long-term quality of life in our pool of octogenarian patients. METHODS: Octogenarians with newly diagnosed lung cancer at a clinical operable stage undergoing VATS procedures were reviewed...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508765/a-comparison-of-outcomes-of-treatment-with-resection-prosthesis-of-the-hip-in-revision-and-oncological-surgery
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Paweł Kamiński, Jakub Szmyd, Jarosław Ambroży, Jerzy Mirosław Jaworski, Bogusław Frańczuk
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of resection prostheses paved the way for the development of limb-sparing surgery in patients with primary or metastatic bone tumours. After some time, the developing possibilities of treatment of extensive bone defects allowed for the use of resection prostheses as an emergency procedure in patients undergoing revision surgery due to hip implant loosening. The aim of this paper is to compare treatment outcomes in patients receiving the Modular Universal Tumour and Revision System (MUTARS) resection prosthesis during arthroplasty performed for different indications: treatment of a tumour metastasis and revision surgery in cases of implant loosening...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506822/the-effect-of-prophylactic-vertebroplasty-on-the-incidence-of-proximal-junctional-kyphosis-and-proximal-junctional-failure-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-adult-spinal-deformity-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Tina Raman, Emily Miller, Christopher T Martin, Khaled Kebaish
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) ranges from 5-46% following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. Approximately 66-76% of PJK occurs within 3 months of surgery. A subset of these patients, reportedly 26-47%, develop proximal junctional failure (PJF) within 6 months postoperatively. To date, there are no studies evaluating the impact of prophylactic vertebroplasty on PJK/PJF incidence at long term follow-up. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long term radiographic and clinical outcomes, and incidence of PJK and PJF, after prophylactic vertebroplasty for long segment thoracolumbar posterior spinal fusion...
May 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501678/the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-with-aspirin-compared-to-anticoagulants-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Janet N Chu, Judith Maselli, Andrew D Auerbach, Margaret C Fang
BACKGROUND: Recent guidelines include aspirin as an option to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in selected patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery. However, the efficacy of aspirin after arthroplasty has not been well-defined, particularly in more contemporary patient populations. We compared rates of post-operative VTE between patients who received aspirin-only versus anticoagulants after hip or knee arthroplasty, using data from a large US-based administrative database...
April 12, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489787/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-intravenous-glucocorticoids-for-acute-pain-following-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Xiuhua Li, Zheng Sun, Chengbing Han, Liangliang He, Baoguo Wang
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids are increasingly used perioperatively, principally to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), and acute postoperative pain following total hip arthroplasty (THA). The authors hypothesized that preoperative intravenous glucocorticoids is associated with less pain scores and PONV without increasing the complications after THA. METHODS: Four databases (PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Web of Science) were searched with the limitations of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484796/fusion-of-the-subtalar-joint-for-post-traumatic-arthrosis-a-study-of-functional-outcomes-and-non-unions
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Patrick Ziegler, Jan Friederichs, Sven Hungerer
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective cohort study was to quantify the rate of non-unions after arthrodesis of the subtalar joint, to identify risk factors and to evaluate the functional outcome. METHODS: Patients with subtalar fusion from 2000 to 2013 and pre-existing post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the subtalar joint were analysed for risk factors like revision surgery, infection history in the area of operation, obesity, diabetes, cigarette smoking and alcohol abuse...
May 8, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481987/does-the-use-of-a-free-internal-mammary-artery-graft-on-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-compromise-long-term-survival-%C3%A2
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Nicola Vistarini, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis, François Dagenais, Eric Dumont, Pierre Voisine, Siamak Mohammadi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine if there is a long-term outcomes disadvantage associated with using the internal mammary artery (IMA) as a free graft to the left anterior descending artery (LAD) during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS: Between 1991 and 2014, 21 876 consecutive patients underwent isolated primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery at our institution. Among these, 238 underwent a free IMA (f-IMA) graft to bypass the LAD...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479522/central-sensitization-inventory-as-a-predictor-of-worse-quality-of-life-measures-and-increased-length-of-stay-following-spinal-fusion
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E Emily Bennett, Kevin M Walsh, Nicolas R Thompson, Ajit A Krishnaney
BACKGROUND: Central sensitization (CS) is an abnormal and intense enhancement of pain mechanism by the central nervous system. Patients with CS may be at higher risk of poor outcomes following spinal fusion. The Central Sensitivity Inventory or Index (CSI) was developed to identify and quantify key symptoms related to CS. METHODS: Evaluate retrospectively pretreatment CSI as a predictor of post-operative quality of life (QOL) measures, length of stay (LOS), and discharge status in patients who underwent thoracic and/or lumbar fusion...
May 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479443/post-operative-pain-management-following-thoracic-outlet-decompression
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Mathew Wooster, Dana Reed, Adam Tanious, Karl Illig
BACKGROUND: Thoracic outlet decompression (TOD) is associated with significant post operative pain often leading to hospital length of stay out of proportion to the risk profile of the operation. We seek to describe the improvement in hospital length of stay and patient pain control with an improved multi-agent pain management regimen. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the hospital length of stay, medication regimen/usage, operative details, and operative indications for all patients undergoing TOD from January 2012 through June 2015...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476166/predictors-of-failure-of-dise-directed-adenotonsillectomy-in-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Noura Alsufyani, Andre Isaac, Manisha Witmans, Paul Major, Hamdy El-Hakim
BACKGROUND: Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the most commonly performed procedure for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in pediatrics. However, 20-40% of patients will have persistent signs and symptoms of SDB after AT. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) has the potential to individualize surgical treatments and avoid unnecessary or unsuccessful surgeries. The objective of this study was to determine the predictors of failure of DISE-directed adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy in otherwise healthy children with SDB...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474251/hip-fractures-in-young-adults-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study-of-characteristics-injury-mechanism-risk-factors-complications-and-follow-up
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Michael T Wang, Sarah H Yao, Phillip Wong, Anne Trinh, Peter R Ebeling, Ton Tran, Frances Milat, Nora Mutalima
This study characterises risk factors, complications and follow-up of minimal trauma hip fractures in young adults, adding to limited information examining the management framework. This group have severe systemic disease and significant risk of post-operative complications and subsequent fractures. Improved medical referral pathways enable management of osteoporosis and comorbid diseases. AIMS: There is a paucity of literature examining minimal trauma hip fractures in young adults, despite extensive management guidelines for older patients...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471003/australian-validation-of-the-cancer-of-the-prostate-risk-assessment-post-surgical-score-to-predict-biochemical-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy
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Kerri Beckmann, Michael O'Callaghan, Andrew Vincent, David Roder, Jeremy Millar, Sue Evans, John McNeil, Kim Moretti
BACKGROUND: The Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment Post-Surgical (CAPRA-S) score is a simple post-operative risk assessment tool predicting disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy, which is easily calculated using available clinical data. To be widely useful, risk tools require multiple external validations. We aimed to validate the CAPRA-S score in an Australian multi-institutional population, including private and public settings and reflecting community practice. METHODS: The study population were all men on the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative Database with localized prostate cancer diagnosed during 1998-2013, who underwent radical prostatectomy without adjuvant therapy (n = 1664)...
May 4, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470440/-fifteen%C3%A2-years-of-the-histopathological-synovitis-score-review-and-further-developments-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-diagnostic-score
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V Krenn, G Perino, W Rüther, V T Krenn, M Huber, T Hügle, A Najm, S Müller, F Boettner, F Pessler, W Waldstein, J Kriegsmann, T Häupl, S Wienert, M G Krukemeyer, S Sesselmann, R Tikhilov, L Morawietz
The histopathological synovitis score evaluates in a graded approach, as is largely usual for diagnostic histopathological scores, the immunological and inflammatory changes caused by synovitis. A synovitis score of between 1 and ≤ 4 is classified as low-grade (osteoarthritis-related synovitis, post-traumatic synovitis, meniscopathy-related synovitis and synovitis in hemochromatosis). Synovitis scores of between ≥ 5 and 9 are classified as high-grade synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Lyme's arthritis, post-infection/reactive arthritis and peripheral arthritis in Bechterew disease); sensitivity is 61...
May 3, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465311/accuracy-of-seattle-heart-failure-model-and-heartmate-ii-risk-score-in-non-inotrope-dependent-advanced-heart-failure-patients-insights-from-the-roadmap-study-risk-assessment-and-comparative-effectiveness-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-medical-management
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REVIEW
David E Lanfear, Wayne C Levy, Josef Stehlik, Jerry D Estep, Joseph G Rogers, Keyur B Shah, Andrew J Boyle, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Randall C Starling
BACKGROUND: Timing of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in advanced heart failure patients not on inotropes is unclear. Relevant prediction models exist (SHFM [Seattle Heart Failure Model] and HMRS [HeartMate II Risk Score]), but use in this group is not established. METHODS AND RESULTS: ROADMAP (Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Device and Medical Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients) is a prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study of 200 advanced heart failure patients not on inotropes who met indications for LVAD implantation, comparing the effectiveness of HeartMate II support versus optimal medical management...
May 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462944/functional-outcomes-of-clinically-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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F Abdollah, D Dalela, A Sood, J Sammon, R Cho, L Nocera, M Diaz, W Jeong, J O Peabody, N Fossati, G Gandaglia, A Briganti, F Montorsi, M Menon
BACKGROUND: To ascertain 3-year urinary continence (UC) and sexual function (SF) recovery following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for clinically high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: Retrospective analyses of a prospectively maintained database for 769 patients with D'Amico high-risk PCa undergoing RARP at two tertiary care centers in the United States and Europe between 2001 and 2014. The association between time since RARP and recovery of UC (defined as 0 pad/one safety liner per day) and SF (defined as sexual health inventory for men (SHIM) score ⩾17) was tested in separate preoperative and post-operative Cox-proportional hazards regression models...
May 2, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
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