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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534382/meta-meta-analysis-a-paradigm-in-the-case-of-surgical-publications
#1
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Stylianos Kykalos, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Anastasia Prodromidou, Athanasios Katsargyris
PURPOSE: Meta-analyses are considered to provide level I-II evidence. Based on this premise, several statements have been developed to standardize guidelines and optimize results. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of the information delivered by meta-analyses. METHODS: Meta-analyses published in Annals of Surgery during an 11-year period were reviewed whereas individual publications of each meta-analysis were assessed. An Excel database encompassing 29 parameters was constructed based on the Quality of Reporting of Meta-analyses (QUOROM) statement...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534258/closed-incision-prophylactic-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-major-complex-abdominal-wall-repair
#2
F E E de Vries, J J Atema, O Lapid, M C Obdeijn, M A Boermeester
PURPOSE: To evaluate if incisional prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (pNPWT) reduces wound infections and other wound complications in high-risk patients undergoing major complex ventral abdominal wall repair. METHODS: Retrospective before-after comparison nested in a consecutive series of patients undergoing elective major complex abdominal wall repair. Starting January 2014, pNPWT was applied on the closed incisional wound for a minimum of 5 days. To minimize selection bias, we compared two periods of 14 months before and after January 2014...
May 23, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533809/brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-bile-duct-cancer-a-tough-challenge
#3
REVIEW
Janusz Skowronek, Grzegorz Zwierzchowski
The majority of patients with bile duct cancer are diagnosed with clinically advanced disease. Most of these patients have a short life expectancy and are treated with palliative aim. Most patients present with locally advanced or metastatic disease, which is not amenable to surgical resection, resulting in poor survival. Adjuvant or definitive radiotherapy, with or without chemotherapy, is therefore used in many centers worldwide for better local control, and with the expectation that it will have a favorable effect on survival...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533194/mortality-in-cardiac-surgery-myriad-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-volatile-anesthetics-rationale-and-design
#4
Giovanni Landoni, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Antonio Pisano, Caetano Nigro Neto, Umberto Benedetto, Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai, Marco Gemma, Samuele Frassoni, Felice Eugenio Agrò, Massimo Baiocchi, Filomena R Barbosa Gomes Galas, Andrei Bautin, Nikola Bradic, Cristiana Carollo, Giuseppe Crescenzi, Abeer Elnakera, Mohamed R El-Tahan, Evgeny Fominskiy, Ahmed G Farag, Gordana Gazivoda, Stefano Gianni, Evgeny Grigoryev, Fabio Guarracino, Sidik Hanafi, Weiqing Huang, Gudrun Kunst, Jan Kunstyr, Chong Lei, Rosalba Lembo, Zhi-Jian Li, Valery Likhvantsev, Andrey Lozovskiy, Jun Ma, Fabrizio Monaco, Paolo Navalesi, Bukamal Nazar, Vadim Pasyuga, Elena Porteri, Colin Royse, Laura Ruggeri, Hynek Ryha, Fernanda Santos Silva, Luca Severi, Vladimir Shmyrev, Nikolay Uvaliev, Cheng Bin Wang, Chew-Yin Wang, Dario Winterton, Chow-Yen Yong, Jingui Yu, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: There is initial evidence that the use of volatile anesthetics can reduce the postoperative release of cardiac troponin I, the need for inotropic support, and the number of patients requiring prolonged hospitalization following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Nevertheless, small Randomized Controlled Trials have failed to demonstrate a survival advantage. Thus, whether volatile anesthetics improve the postoperative outcome of cardiac surgical patients remains uncertain...
May 19, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532896/healing-of-fracture-nonunions-treated-with-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-lipus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Ross Leighton, J Tracy Watson, Peter Giannoudis, Costas Papakostidis, Andrew Harrison, R Grant Steen
INTRODUCTION: Bone fractures fail to heal and form nonunions in roughly 5% of cases, with little expectation of spontaneous healing thereafter. We present a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers that describe nonunions treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). METHODS: Articles in PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, AMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases were searched, using an approach recommended by the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies (MINORS), with a Level of Evidence rating by two reviewers independently...
May 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532778/review-of-major-registries-and-clinical-trials-of-late-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#6
REVIEW
Sameer Arora, Cassandra J Ramm, Paula D Strassle, Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Thomas G Caranasos, John P Vavalle
The results of the Placement of AoRtic TraNscathetER Valves (PARTNER) 2 trial established the feasibility of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for intermediate surgical risk patients. The expansion of TAVR into the low-risk patient population will largely depend on its durability outcomes due to the high life expectancy in low-risk patients. Long-term follow-up results from low-risk clinical trials will take several years to be reported. Given this, we performed a systematic review of current long-term data to provide further insights into TAVR durability and long-term patient survival...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532499/laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-versus-laparoscopic-mini-gastric-bypass-in-the-treatment-of-obesity-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marko Kraljević, Tarik Delko, Thomas Köstler, Elena Osto, Thomas Lutz, Sarah Thommen, Raoul A Droeser, Lincoln Rothwell, Daniel Oertli, Urs Zingg
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is considered the gold standard in bariatric surgery, achieving durable long-term weight loss with improvement of obesity-related comorbidities. Lately, the laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (LMGB) has gained worldwide popularity with similar results to LRYGB in terms of weight loss and comorbidity resolution. However, there is a lack of randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing LMGB and LRYGB. This article describes the design and protocol of a randomized controlled trial comparing the outcomes of these two bariatric procedures...
May 22, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532252/chronic-subthreshold-cortical-stimulation-a-therapeutic-and-potentially-restorative-therapy-for-focal-epilepsy
#8
Brian Nils Lundstrom, Gregory A Worrell, Matt Stead, Jamie J Van Gompel
Approximately one third of patients with focal epilepsy continue to have ongoing seizures despite adequate trials of anti-seizure medications. Surgery to remove the epileptogenic zone remains the most efficacious treatment option for focal drug-resistant epilepsy. However, when cortical areas are eloquent or there are multiple epileptogenic zones, surgical resection is not an ideal approach. Cortical stimulation provides an attractive alternative. Area Covered: Here, the authors describe Chronic Subthreshold Cortical Stimulation (CSCS), which uses continuous intracranial electrical stimulation applied near the epileptogenic zone to lower seizure probability...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531912/from-bench-to-market-preparing-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-cardiomyocytes-for-various-applications
#9
REVIEW
Sung-Hwan Moon, Daekyeong Bae, Taek-Hee Jung, Eun-Bin Chung, Young-Hoon Jeong, Soon-Jung Park, Hyung-Min Chung
Human cardiomyocytes (CMs) cease to proliferate and remain terminally differentiated thereafter, when humans reach the mid-20s. Thus, any damages sustained by myocardium tissue are irreversible, and they require medical interventions to regain functionality. To date, new surgical procedures and drugs have been developed, albeit with limited success, to treat various heart diseases including myocardial infarction. Hence, there is a pressing need to develop more effective treatment methods to address the increasing mortality rate of the heart diseases...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530323/-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-treatment-is-the-pendulum-shifting
#10
REVIEW
Sagit Stern, Elad Dagan, Eran E Alon, Ziv Gil, Gideon Bachar
The incidence of papillary thyroid carcinoma has been on the rise in the past few decades while the disease specific mortality remains stable. During prophylactic central neck dissection (level 6), an average of 60% positive occult lymph nodes metastasis are found, hence the justification for performing a prophylactic central neck dissection. The opponents for performing neck dissection claim that the disease specific mortality is low regardless of the operation and that adding a neck dissection will, significantly, increase surgical morbidity...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530090/drug-coated-balloons-for-long-lesions-in-peripheral-arterial-disease
#11
Jun Li, Sahil A Parikh
In the current era, endovascular treatment of long femoropopliteal lesions (>15 cm) is becoming more feasible and favorable, with patency rates that rival surgical outcomes. Drug-coated balloons offer promising results at least to one year follow up although randomized, controlled trials to evaluate its efficacy compared to other treatment modalities (surgical and endovascular alike) is lacking at this time.
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530067/-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiation-sabr-a-new-therapeutic-option-for-treatment-of-stage-i-lung-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Sarit Appel, Zvi Symon
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers a new therapeutic option for stage 1 lung cancer that cannot undergo surgery due to co-morbidities or patient refusal. This treatment evolved in the last decade thanks to technologic advancement of radiation therapy planning and delivery that allow real time imaging of the tumor and real time position correction before every treatment. Ultra high doses of radiation cause ablation of the target with very low collateral scatter dose to surrounding tissue...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529089/kinetics-of-biofilm-formation-by-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-strains-in-bone-and-joint-infections
#13
Xavier Argemi, Gilles Prévost, Philippe Riegel, Christian Provot, Stéphanie Badel-Berchoux, François Jehl, Elodie Olivares, Yves Hansmann
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and 1-year follow-up of patients with bone and joint infections (BJIs) caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis and evaluate its biofilm-forming capacities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 28 patients with BJIs from VISLISI clinical trials were included. We evaluated 1-year clinical follow-up and analyzed biofilm production kinetics of the 28 strains using the BioFilm Ring Test®. RESULTS: Of all patients, 12 had osteoarticular infections without material and 16 had prosthetic joint infections, of which 9 underwent a 1-stage revision procedure...
May 12, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528918/a-prospective-validation-study-of-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-for-high-risk-endometrial-cancer
#14
Pamela T Soliman, Shannon N Westin, Shayan Dioun, Charlotte C Sun, Elizabeth Euscher, Mark F Munsell, Nicole D Fleming, Charles Levenback, Michael Frumovitz, Pedro T Ramirez, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping continues to evolve in the surgical staging of endometrial cancer (EC). The purpose of this trial was to identify the sensitivity, false negative rate (FNR) and FN predictive value (FNPV) of SLN compared to complete pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy (LAD) in women with high-risk EC. METHODS: Women with high-risk EC (grade 3, serous, clear cell, carcinosarcoma) were enrolled in this prospective surgical trial. All patients underwent preoperative PET/CT and intraoperative SLN biopsy followed by LAD...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528662/carotid-stenting-in-patients-with-high-risk-versus-standard-risk-for-open-carotid-endarterectomy-real-1-trial
#15
Joaquin De Haro, Ignacio Michel, Silvia Bleda, Cristina Cañibano, Francisco Acin
Carotid stenting (CAS) has been mainly offered to those patients considered at "high risk" for open carotid endarterectomy based on available data from large randomized clinical trials. However, several recent studies have called medical "high risk" into question for CAS indication. The REAL-1 trial evaluated the safety and perioperative and long-term effectiveness in patients with significant carotid artery stenosis with "high-risk" criteria treated with CAS and proximal protection device (MOMA) compared with those with standard surgical-risk features...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528472/early-prediction-of-hypocalcemia-following-thyroid-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Alessandra Saba, Mauro Podda, Antonio Messina Campanella, Adolfo Pisanu
PURPOSE: The aim of this randomized-controlled trial was to validate the results of a previous prospective single-cohort observational study conducted in the same surgical unit regarding the use of concomitant intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and serum calcium measurement in predicting hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, 150 patients underwent total thyroidectomy in our department and were randomized into two groups...
May 20, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528364/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-a-multi-strain-probiotic-in-treatment-of-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease
#17
Charlotte L Kvasnovsky, Ingvar Bjarnason, Ana Nora Donaldson, Roy A Sherwood, Savvas Papagrigoriadis
BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease is a significant burden on healthcare systems that is managed, surgically or medically, mainly as an emergency or acute condition. There are no standardized treatment recommendations for symptomatic uncomplicated disease. We hypothesized that a probiotic would reduce abdominal pain in such patients. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of probiotic treatment (Symprove) in adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic, non-acute symptomatic diverticular disease...
May 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527926/initial-and-midterm-results-of-the-bolton-relay-thoracic-aortic-endovascular-pivotal-trial
#18
Mark A Farber, W Anthony Lee, Wilson Y Szeto, Jean M Panneton, Christopher J Kwolek
OBJECTIVE: To report the initial and midterm results of the Bolton Relay Thoracic Stent Graft for the endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic lesions [thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)]. METHODS: The Bolton Relay Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Pivotal Trial was a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter, U.S. Investigational Device Exemption study conducted at 27 U.S. investigational sites. One hundred twenty TEVAR subjects were treated with the Relay device between January 2007 and May 2010, with 13 patients enrolled during the continued access phase through September 2012...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527646/high-dose-amino-acid-administration-achieves-an-anabolic-response-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-that-is-independent-of-glycaemic-control-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Chelsia Gillis, Patricia S Roque, Jürgen Bläss, Albert Urwyler, Harald Schepperle, Guido Kunz, Thomas Peters, Thomas Schricker, Linda Wykes, Andrea Kopp Lugli
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Surgical stress provokes protein catabolism and hyperglycaemia that is enhanced in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and increases perioperative morbidity. This study hypothesized that perioperative administration of high dose intravenous (IV) amino acids (AA) will augment protein balance in T2DM patients receiving tight plasma glucose control via continuous IV insulin compared to standard plasma glucose control via subcutaneous (SC) insulin sliding scale. METHODS: Eighteen patients with well-controlled T2DM (HbA1C% < 7...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527613/no-344-opportunistic-salpingectomy-and-other-methods-of-risk-reduction-for-ovarian-fallopian-tube-peritoneal-cancer-in-the-general-population
#20
Shannon Salvador, Stephanie Scott, Julie Ann Francis, Anita Agrawal, Christopher Giede
OBJECTIVE: This guideline reviews the potential benefits of opportunistic salpingectomy to prevent the development of high grade serous cancers (HGSC) of the ovary/fallopian tube/peritoneum based on current evidence supporting the fallopian tube origin of disease. INTENDED USERS: Gynaecologists, obstetricians, family doctors, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, and health care providers. TARGET POPULATION: Adult women (18 and older): OPTIONS: Women considering hysterectomy who wish to retain their ovaries in situ have traditionally also retained their fallopian tubes...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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