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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930778/radioprotection-with-amifostine-enhances-bone-strength-and-regeneration-and-bony-union-in-a-rat-model-of-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Alexis Donneys, Sagar S Deshpande, Deniz Sarhaddi, Noah S Nelson, Laura A Monson, Sara E Dahle, Steve A Goldstein, Steven R Buchman
BACKGROUND: Using distraction osteogenesis (DO) to regenerate robust endogenous bone could greatly enhance postoncologic reconstruction of head and neck cancer. However, radiation (XRT) corrosive effects still preclude DO's immense potential. We posit that adjunctive pretreatment with the radioprotectant amifostine (AMF) can optimize wound healing and allow for successful DO with quantifiable enhancements in bony union and strength despite previous surgical bed irradiation. METHODS: Two groups of murine left hemimandibles were exposed to a human equivalent radiation dosage fractionated over 5 daily doses of 7 Gy...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927926/short-dental-implants-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Faraj Edher, Caroline T Nguyen
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Dental implants can be essential in the rehabilitation of various cancer defects, but their ideal placement can be complicated by the limited dimensions of the available host bone. Surgical interventions developed to increase the amount of bone are not all predictable or successful and can sometimes be contraindicated. Short dental implants have been suggested as an alternative option in sites where longer implants are not possible. Whether they provide a successful treatment option is unclear...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927732/radioactive-seed-migration-following-parotid-gland-interstitial-brachytherapy
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Yi Fan, Ming-Wei Huang, Yi-Jiao Zhao, Hong Gao, Jian-Guo Zhang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and associated factors of pulmonary seed migration after parotid brachytherapy using a novel migrated seed detection technique. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients diagnosed with parotid cancer who underwent permanent parotid brachytherapy from January 2006 to December 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. Head and neck CT scans and chest X-rays were evaluated during routine follow-up. Mimics software and Geomagic Studio software were used for seed reconstruction and migrated seed detection from the original implanted region, respectively...
September 15, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
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Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916133/a-modified-deltoid-splitting-approach-with-axillary-nerve-bundle-mobilization-for-proximal-humeral-fracture-fixation
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Young Ho Shin, Young Ho Lee, Ho Sung Choi, Min Bom Kim, Sung Hee Pyo, Goo Hyun Baek
INTRODUCTION: The deltopectoral and the deltoid splitting approach are commonly used for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures. While the deltopectoral approach requires massive soft tissue devascularization, the deltoid splitting approach needs an additional skipped incision to avoid axillary nerve injury. The purpose of this study was to describe a modified anterolateral deltoid splitting approach with axillary nerve bundle mobilization in the treatment of proximal humeral fractures and to assess its radiologic and clinical outcomes...
September 8, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911062/tpf-plus-cetuximab-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-biochemoradiation-with-weekly-cetuximab-plus-weekly-cisplatin-or-carboplatin-a-randomized-phase-ii-eortc-trial
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P M Specenier, E Remenar, J Buter, D L Schrijvers, C Bergamini, L F Licitra, A Awada, P M Clement, C Fortpied, J Menis, J B Vermorken
Background: Our aim was to test the safety of cetuximab added to chemoradiation with either cisplatin or carboplatin after prior induction chemotherapy. Methods: Patients with stage III/IV unresectable, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck received up to four cycles of TPF-E (cisplatin and docetaxel 75 mg/m2 on day 1 followed by 5-FU 750 mg/m2/day as a continuous infusion on days 1-5 plus cetuximab at a loading dose of 400 mg/m2 followed by a weekly dose of 250 mg/m2), with prophylactic antibiotics but no growth factors...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910887/-clinical-practice-of-transnasal-endoscopic-operation-for-retrobulbar-lesions
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X W Wu, H Zhang, W H Jiang, J Y Zhang, Z H Xie, Z Y Peng, H Sun
Objective: To summarize the skill and experience of transnasal endoscopic operation for retrobulbar lesions. Methods: Seven patients aged from 25 to 67 years old diagnosed as retrobulbar lesions who underwent transnasal endoscopic operation in Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital between January 2013 and October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Two males and five females were included in this study. Five patients underwent transnasal endoscopic operation via media rectus-inferior rectus space, with the other 2 cases via media rectus-superior rectus space...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906301/a-comparative-study-of-lateral-extension-versus-conventional-deltopectoral-flap-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-after-surgical-extirpation-of-tumor
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Mohd Altaf Mir, Mohd Yaseen, Mohd Fahud Khurram
BACKGROUND: We investigated outcomes for nondelayed conventional deltopectoral (CDP) flaps and lateral extension deltopectoral (LEDP) flaps. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen CDP flaps and 17 LEDP flaps were raised in 32 patients. All flaps were nondelayed. The flaps were folded only in the LEDP flap group. Six of 17 LEDP flaps were folded to become bilayered flaps to repair full thickness defects. Flap success rates and complication rates were compared between the CDP flap and LEDP flap groups...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906274/flexible-bronchoscope-use-by-pulmonologists-in-collaboration-with-gastroenterologists-for-placement-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-via-transnasal-route-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-10-year-experience-in-a-single-cancer-institution
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Paulo J L Mota, Jorge Dionísio, José Duro da Costa, Sandra Faias
This study was conducted with the aim of evaluating a 10-year experience in the Pulmonology Department of a cancer center for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy through transnasal route (TN-PEG) in patients with head and neck cancer whose oral access is precluded. This study was a retrospective analysis of 40 consecutive head and neck cancer patients referred for PEG placement, between 2005 and 2014, using a transnasal route because of the impossibility of intubation through the oral cavity. Demographics, outcome of TN-PEG procedure, indications for bronchoscopic approach (prophylactic/palliative), clinical need for bronchoscopy (trismus, oropharyngeal obstruction), location of cancer, complications, and overall survival were reviewed...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902001/guided-growth-of-the-proximal-femur-for-the-management-of-hip-dysplasia-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Nicola Portinaro, Marco Turati, Matteo Cometto, Marco Bigoni, Jon R Davids, Artemisia Panou
BACKGROUND: Progressive hip displacement is one of the most common and debilitating deformities seen in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of temporary medial hemiepiphysiodesis of the proximal femur (TMH-PF) using a transphyseal screw to control hip migration during growth in children with CP. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of children with CP and hip dysplasia, age 4 to 11 years and GMFCS levels III-V...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895181/simultaneous-double-free-radial-forearm-flaps-combined-with-coronoidectomy-and-myotomy-to-release-bilateral-severe-trismus-a-case-report
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Chieh Chou, Chien-Chang Chen, Chung-Sheng Lai, Sin-Daw Lin, Yur-Ren Kuo
Oral cancers associated with submucosal fibrosis-induced trismus are common. They may affect the patients' quality of life, cause nutritional deficits, and interfere with postoperative cancer surveillance. In such cases, locating desirable recipient vessels in the head and neck can be difficult. This report presents a 47-year-old man with severe trismus caused by recurrent head and neck cancer, who had received multiple free-flap reconstructions after cancer ablation. Reconstruction was successfully achieved for the bilateral defects and releasing the trismus by using simultaneous double free radial forearm flaps as a chained flow-through pattern with one residual recipient vessel combined with the bilateral myotomy of the medial pterygoid and masseter muscles, and coronoidectomy...
September 12, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894821/the-role-of-infection-and-antibiotics-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Miriam Baron Barshak, Marlene L Durand
OBJECTIVE: To review the current understanding of the role of infection and antibiotics in chronic rhinosinusitis. REVIEW METHODS: PubMed literature search. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in adults is an inflammatory condition and the role of infection is unclear. Biofilms are present in both CRS and normal patients so their role in CRS is unknown. Sinus cultures in CRS demonstrate a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria but may be hard to interpret due to contaminating nasal flora...
February 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894820/indwelling-voice-prosthesis-insertion-after-total-pharyngolaryngectomy-with-free-jejunal-reconstruction
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Hirofumi Fukushima, Takeharu Kanazawa, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Hiroki Mitani, Hiroyuki Yonekawa, Toru Sasaki, Wataru Shimbashi, Akira Seto, Ryousuke Kamiyama, Kiyoshi Misawa, Takahiro Asakage
OBJECTIVES: Total pharyngolaryngectomy with free jejunal reconstruction is often performed in patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma. However, postoperative speechlessness significantly decreases patient quality of life. We investigated whether Provox® insertion could preserve speech after total pharyngolaryngectomy with free jejunal reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A total of 130 cases of secondary Provox® insertions after total pharyngolaryngectomy with free jejunal reconstruction were analyzed...
February 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894667/dual-vascular-free-anterolateral-thigh-flap
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Toshiaki Numajiri, Daiki Morita, Shoko Tsujiko, Hiroko Nakamura, Yoshihiro Sowa, Akihito Arai, Matsui Masahiro, Hiroshi Nakano, Shigeru Hirano
BACKGROUND: The optimum number of microvascular anastomoses for safe free tissue transfer is controversial. Although the case for 2 venous anastomoses versus 1 anastomosis has been argued, the use of an additional arterial anastomosis has not been examined in detail. METHODS: Twelve patients who underwent 2 arterial anastomoses for a free flap transfer were identified retrospectively from the medical records of patients undergoing reconstruction for head and neck cancer...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894665/late-arterial-thrombosis-after-microvascular-head-and-neck-reconstruction-due-to-combined-factors-of-pedicle-artery-loop-and-submandibular-gland-swelling
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Yu Kagaya, Masaki Arikawa, Shimpei Miyamoto
Late arterial thrombosis of a free flap is rare and usually unsalvageable because it is hard to detect. We herein report 2 cases of arterial thrombosis of a free flap after microvascular head and neck reconstruction due to the combined factors of pedicle artery loop and compression by a swollen submandibular gland, the occurrence of thrombosis in both of which was > 72 hours after the operation. In case 1, the arterial thrombosis was undetectable, and it was too late for a successful take-back operation, so the flap was lost...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886357/a-retrospective-volume-matched-analysis-of-the-submental-artery-island-pedicled-flap-as-compared-to-the-forearm-free-flap-is-it-a-good-alternative-choice-for-the-reconstruction-of-defects-of-the-oral-cavity-and-oropharynx
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Nawaf Aslam-Pervez, Steven J Caldroney, Amal Isaiah, Joshua E Lubek
PURPOSE: The submental artery island pedicled flap (SMIF) is an underused alternative for reconstruction of head and neck defects after tumor ablation. The purpose of this study was to perform a comparative evaluation of reconstructive outcomes based on surgical site and ablative defect volume in patients who underwent reconstruction with the SMIF versus the forearm free flap (FFF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal defects reconstructed with the SMIF and a cohort of patients with similar volume defects reconstructed with the FFF were compared for oncologic safety and viability of equivalent reconstructive outcomes...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886353/initial-manifestation-of-acquired-hemophilia-a-after-a-routine-tooth-extraction-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nicholas A Bennetts, James E Mergelmeyer, Eric J Reimer, James C Melville
Although surgical treatment of patients on anticoagulation regimens is common practice among oral and maxillofacial surgeons, unexpected and unknown coagulopathies can have devastating and catastrophic consequences for the most routine of procedures. Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is an extremely rare life-threatening bleeding disorder characterized by autoantibodies directed against circulating coagulation factor VIII. The effects of AHA can produce catastrophic bleeding and hematomas. The effect of this uncontrolled hemorrhage after dentoalveolar surgery can mimic severe head and neck infection by causing dysphagia, odynophagia, and acute airway complications...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884452/microsurgical-reconstruction-following-oncologic-resection-in-pediatric-patients-a-15-year-experience
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Margaret J Starnes-Roubaud, Matthew M Hanasono, Michael E Kupferman, Jun Liu, Edward I Chang
BACKGROUND: Free tissue transfer in the pediatric population is a challenging endeavor, even for experienced microsurgeons. Some surgeons argue these cases can be limited by vessel size and spasticity and should be undertaken only when absolutely necessary. We present a 15-year experience examining outcomes of free tissue transfer in pediatric oncologic patients. METHODS: All free flaps performed at a single institution in pediatric patients (age range 3-17) between January 2000 and December 2014 were reviewed...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884310/radiation-induced-acute-dysphagia-prospective-observational-study-on-42%C3%A2-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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D Alterio, M A Gerardi, L Cella, R Spoto, V Zurlo, A Sabbatini, C Fodor, V D'Avino, M Conson, F Valoriani, D Ciardo, R Pacelli, A Ferrari, P Maisonneuve, L Preda, R Bruschini, M Cossu Rocca, E Rondi, S Colangione, G Palma, S Dicuonzo, R Orecchia, G Sanguineti, B A Jereczek-Fossa
PURPOSE: Acute toxicity in head and neck (H&N) cancer patients treated with definitive radiotherapy (RT) has a crucial role in compliance to treatments. The aim of this study was to correlate doses to swallowing-associated structures and acute dysphagia. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 42 H&N cancer patients treated with RT. Dysphagia (grade ≥ 3) and indication for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion were classified as acute toxicity. Ten swallowing-related structures were considered for the dosimetric analysis...
September 7, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884239/nano-composite-foam-sensor-system-in-football-helmets
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A Jake Merrell, William F Christensen, Matthew K Seeley, Anton E Bowden, David T Fullwood
American football has both the highest rate of concussion incidences as well as the highest number of concussions of all contact sports due to both the number of athletes and nature of the sport. Recent research has linked concussions with long term health complications such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy and early onset Alzheimer's. Understanding the mechanical characteristics of concussive impacts is critical to help protect athletes from these debilitating diseases and is now possible using helmet-based sensor systems...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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