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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211370/-the-treatment-of-venous-malformations-in-adult-patients-the-role-of-us-guided-sclerotherapy
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Marco Fresa, Andreas Erdmann, Oumama El Ezzi, Anthony De Buys, Michele Depairon, Amin Dabiri, Barbara Ney, Lucia Mazzolai
Venous malformations are slow flow dysplastic lesions, constituted by a vascular nest without arterial or capillary connections, more or less independent of the normal venous anatomy and circulation. In certain cases a treatment is required for symptom relief or for natural complications management. The percutaneous sclerotherapy under ultrasound guidance is increasingly used as an effective and mini-invasive option, allowing obtaining very good results with minor side effects. Several substances have been used with different efficacy and side effects rate...
December 6, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209809/reduction-and-temporary-stabilization-of-tile-c-pelvic-ring-injuries-using-a-posteriorly-based-external-fixation-system
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Murphy P Martin, David Rojas, Cyril Mauffrey
Tile C pelvic ring injuries are challenging to manage even in the most experienced hands. The majority of such injuries can be managed using percutaneous reduction techniques, and the posterior ring can be stabilized using percutaneous transiliac-transsacral screw fixation. However, a subgroup of patients present with inadequate bony corridors, significant sacral zone 2 comminution or significant lateral/vertical displacement of the hemipelvis through a complete sacral fracture. Percutaneous strategies in such circumstances can be dangerous...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209181/the-agent-brain-a-review-of-non-invasive-brain-stimulation-studies-on-sensing-agency
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REVIEW
Davide Crivelli, Michela Balconi
According to philosophy of mind and neuroscientific models, the sense of agency can be defined as the sense that I am the one that is generating an action and causing its effects. Such ability to sense ourselves as causal agents is critical for the definition of intentional behavior and is a primary root for human interaction skills. The present mini-review aims at discussing evidences from non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) studies targeting functional correlates of different aspects of agency and evidences on the way stimulation techniques affect such core feature of human subjective experience...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200088/totally-thoracoscopic-pulmonary-vein-isolation-a-simplified-technique
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Meelad I H Al-Jazairi, Theo J Klinkenberg, Bart P Van Putte, Massimo A Mariani, Stefano Benussi
Since the introduction of thoracoscopic ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), the field of minimally invasive AF treatment has evolved toward an established treatment option for AF, with an overall 2-year antiarrhythmic drug free success rate of 77%. Complications are usually minor, and the incidence of bleeding needing conversion to sternotomy or (mini-)thoracotomy varies between 0% and 1.6%. Bleeding is often related to encircling the pulmonary veins, which is a blind maneuver that has to be done without direct camera vision...
December 1, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199379/mini-subvastus-versus-medial-parapatellar-approach-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Ziyu Li, Wendan Cheng, Liangye Sun, Yunfeng Yao, Qiliang Cao, Shuming Ye, Lei Qi, Shenglin Xu, Xiaosan Wu, Juehua Jing
PURPOSE: Whether minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (MIS-TKA) could offer better and faster recovery without the deviation of post-operative prosthesis position and limb alignment is still controversial. This prospective and randomized study was conducted to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes between patients who underwent the mini-subvastus approach of MIS-TKA and those who underwent the medial parapatellar approach of traditional TKA. METHODS: Fifty patients, including 50 knees, who required TKA due to osteoarthritis were randomized to the mini-subvastus group (group I) or the medial parapatellar group (group II)...
December 4, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176904/mobile-microscopy-as-a-screening-tool-for-oral-cancer-in-india-a-pilot-study
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Arunan Skandarajah, Sumsum P Sunny, Praveen Gurpur, Clay D Reber, Michael V D'Ambrosio, Nisheena Raghavan, Bonney Lee James, Ravindra D Ramanjinappa, Amritha Suresh, Uma Kandasarma, Praveen Birur, Vinay V Kumar, Honorius-Cezar Galmeanu, Alexandru Mihail Itu, Mihai Modiga-Arsu, Saskia Rausch, Maria Sramek, Manohar Kollegal, Gianluca Paladini, Moni Kuriakose, Lance Ladic, Felix Koch, Daniel Fletcher
Oral cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in India and other countries in South Asia. Late diagnosis contributes significantly to this mortality, highlighting the need for effective and specific point-of-care diagnostic tools. The same regions with high prevalence of oral cancer have seen extensive growth in mobile phone infrastructure, which enables widespread access to telemedicine services. In this work, we describe the evaluation of an automated tablet-based mobile microscope as an adjunct for telemedicine-based oral cancer screening in India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173533/strongyloides-westeri-worm-and-egg-counts-in-naturally-infected-young-horses
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F L Miller, J L Bellaw, E T Lyons, M K Nielsen
Strongyloides westeri is a threadworm parasite found in the small intestine mainly in foals at up to about 4 months of age. This parasite is associated with small intestinal enteritis and diarrhea as well as skin irritation and a clinical syndrome called "frenzied behavior" due to percutaneous invasion. The aim of this study was to investigate S. westeri parasite burdens in age groups older than the initial lactogenic transmission phase. Secondary aims were to examine the impact of host age and gender on worm burden and egg output in naturally infected foals...
December 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161797/electromechanical-morcellators-black-box-warning-tribulations-expectations-and-solutions
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Papri Sarkar, Emad Mikhail, Lenox Hoyte, Shayne Plosker, Anthony Imudia
Laparoscopic minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) for benign conditions results in decreased morbidity, and faster recovery, compared with laparotomy. Tissue fragmentation by electromechanical morcellation permits the removal of large specimens through small laparoscopic incisions. Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its safety warning about the risk of power morcellators spreading cancer during fibroid surgery in 2014, power morcellation has become rare. MIGS for fibroids and other large tissue specimens has declined...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153964/evaluation-of-different-minimally-invasive-techniques-in-surgical-treatment-for-ventricular-septal-defect
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Huagang Liu, Zhiwei Wang, Jun Xia, Rui Hu, Zhiyong Wu, Xiaoping Hu, Wei Ren
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery is becoming a safe and cosmetic alternative to standard median sternotomy (SMS). This retrospective study reviews our results and experience with the lower mini-sternotomy (LMS) technique and the right lateral thoracotomy (RLT) technique for ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure compared with SMS. METHODS: Between January 2013 and Dec 2015, 198 patients underwent repair VSD through lower mini-sternotomy (LMS Group, n=66), right lateral thoracotomy (RLT Group, n=59), standard median sternotomy (SMS Group, n=73)...
March 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151568/a-comparison-of-the-mini-open-wiltse-approach-with-pedicle-screw-fixation-and-the-percutaneous-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-neurologically-intact-thoracolumbar-fractures
#10
Yong Fan, JiaNan Zhang, Xin He, YunFei Huang, QiNing Wu, DingJun Hao
BACKGROUND The thoracolumbar AO type A3 fracture is an incomplete burst fracture, which affects one vertebral body endplate. The objective of this study was to determine which of two minimal invasive techniques was more suitable for A3 fractures based on clinical and radiographic results. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 112 patients with A3 subtype fractures without neurological deficits. A total of 63 patients received percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF), and 49 patients were treated using mini-open Wiltse approach with pedicle screw fixation (MWPSF)...
November 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150698/surgical-techniques-for-left-atrial-appendage-exclusion
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REVIEW
Sacha P Salzberg, Maximilian Y Emmert, Etem Caliskan
The increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation with the aging population and its associated major morbidity and mortality due to thromboembolic stroke have resulted in intensive research on stroke prevention or stroke risk reduction strategies. Several surgical techniques for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion have evolved over the past decades. Surgeons have been using different techniques leading to highly variable and, in particular, poor data on outcomes. LAA closure is performed either as a concomitant procedure during open-heart surgery or as a stand-alone surgical procedure as part of minimally invasive (mini-thoracotomy or thoracoscopy) arrhythmia surgery...
November 17, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141558/modulation-of-cancer-metabolism-by-phytochemicals-a-brief-overview
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Danina Muntean, Sturza Adrian, Ioana Pavel, Oana Duicu
Despite tremendous research efforts for effective therapies, cancer remains the plague of the century and its burden is expected to increase worldwide in the near future. Metabolic reprogramming is a firmly established hallmark of all cancers, regardless their cellular or tissue origin, being a prerequisite for both tumor growth and invasion. Functional dependence of tumors on glycolysis and glutaminolysis and the crucial contribution of mitochondria to the tumor bioenergetic versatility are well recognized features and established therapeutic targets...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134953/incidental-finding-of-upper-lip-warthin-tumor
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Marzia Petrocelli, Carolina Sbordone, Giovanni Salzano, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Stefano Fusetti, Luigi Califano, Ettore Cassandro
AIM: This report shows an incidental finding of Warthin tumor in upper lip mucosa during hospitalization for a biting lesion of cheek mucosa MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 32-year-old male affected by a biting lesion of cheek mucosa was presented at Maxillo- Facial Unit of Federico II University. Clinical examination showed as an incidental finding a solid mass in the superficial layer of upper lip mucosa. We performed mini-invasive surgical treatment to obtain a radical excision of the cheek lesion at the same time as excision of Warthin tumor...
November 14, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133325/minimally-invasive-surgery-versus-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-study-protocol-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-misos-trial
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Mark P Arts, Jasper Fc Wolfs, Jos Ma Kuijlen, Godard Cw de Ruiter
INTRODUCTION: Patients with symptomatic spondylolisthesis are frequently treated with nerve root decompression, in addition to pedicle screw fixation and interbody fusion. Minimally invasive approaches are gaining attention in recent years, although there is no clear evidence supporting the proclamation of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) being better than open surgery. We present the design of the MISOS (Minimal Invasive Surgery versus Open Surgery) trial on the effectiveness of MISS versus open surgery in patients with degenerative or spondylolytic spondylolisthesis...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118307/prevention-of-pulmonary-edema-after-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-with-mini-thoracotomy-using-neutrophil-elastase-inhibitor
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Satoshi Yamashiro, Ryoko Arakaki, Yuya Kise, Yukio Kuniyoshi
PURPOSE: Unilateral re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is a rare but one of the most critical complications that may occur after re-expansion of a collapsed lung after minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) with mini-thoracotomy. METHODS: We performed a total of 40 consecutive patients with MICS by right mini-thoracotomy with single-lung ventilation between January 2013 and June 2016. We divided the patients into control group (n = 13) and neutrophil elastase inhibitor group (n = 27)...
November 8, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113655/laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-following-tumor-embolization-in-a-hybrid-room-feasibility-and-clinical-outcomes
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Paul Panayotopoulos, Antoine Bouvier, Louis Besnier, Marie Christine Rousselet, Cosmina Nedelcu, Nathalie Baize, Laurent Beydon, Christophe Aubé, Abdel-Rahmène Azzouzi, Pierre Bigot
PURPOSE: In order to limit ischemia and operative bleeding during and after partial nephrectomy we developed a clampless laparoscopic technique, in a hybrid operating room, immediately after super-selective arterial embolization of the renal tumor. We evaluated feasibility and morbidity of this new approach of zero ischemia in partial nephrectomy. METHODS: We included prospectively 50 consecutive patients treated in a hybrid operating room by this new technique for a localized renal tumor in a university hospital between May 2015 and January 2017...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104016/single-dose-del-nido-cardioplegia-in-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-surgery
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Daniel Ziazadeh, Regina Mater, Ben Himelhoch, Andrew Borgman, Jessica L Parker, Charles L Willekes, Tomasz A Timek
OBJECTIVE: Del Nido cardioplegia (DC) offers prolonged cardiac protection with single dose administration and has been shown to be safe in adult CABG surgery. We set out to evaluate the efficacy of cardiac protection and clinical outcomes of del Nido cardioplegia versus standard blood cardioplegia (BC) in minimally invasive aortic valve surgery. METHODS: From 8/2011 to 5/2016, 178 patients underwent minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR) with BC (n=101) or DC (n= 77)...
November 2, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083354/early-rehabilitation-after-elective-total-knee-arthroplasty
#18
Claudio Lisi, Patrick Caspani, Marco Bruggi, Ettore Carlisi, Donatella Scolè, Francesco Benazzo, Elena Dalla Toffola
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Outcomes after TKA surgery are supposed to be related to the intensity and type of post-operative rehabilitation. Aim of this paper is to describe our early rehabilitation protocol following TKA with mini-invasive surgery in the immediate post-operative period and analyze functional recovery and changes in pain scores in these patients. METHODS: in this observational study, data were collected on 215 total knee arthroplasty patients referred to Orthopedics and Traumatology inpatient ward from July 2012 to January 2014, treated with the same early start rehabilitation protocol...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077866/are-there-any-relations-among-transplant-centre-volume-surgical-technique-and-anatomy-for-donor-graft-selection-ten-year-multicentric-italian-experience-on-mini-invasive-living-donor-nephrectomy
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Matteo Ravaioli, Enzo Capocasale, Lucrezia Furian, Vanessa De Pace, Maurizio Iaria, Gionata Spagnoletti, Maria Paola Salerno, Alessandro Giacomoni, Luciano De Carlis, Caterina Di Bella, Nguefouet Momo Rostand, Luigino Boschiero, Giovanni Pasquale, Andrea Bosio, Andrea Collini, Mario Carmellini, Andrea Airoldi, Gianmarco Bondonno, Pasquale Ditonno, Stefano Vittorio Impedovo, Claudio Beretta, Antenore Giussani, Carlo Socci, Danilo Carlo Parolini, Massimo Abelli, Elena Ticozzelli, Umberto Baccarani, Gian Luigi Adani, Flavia Caputo, Barbara Buscemi, Mauro Frongia, Andrea Solinas, Salvatore Gruttadauria, Marco Spada, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Jacopo Romagnoli
Background: Selection of the right or left living donor kidney for transplantation is influenced by many variables. In the present multi centric study including 21 Italian transplant centres, we evaluated whether centre volume or surgical technique may influence the selection process. Methods: Intra- and perioperative donor data, donor kidney function, and recipient and graft survival were collected among 693 mini-invasive living donor nephrectomies performed from 2002 to 2014...
October 25, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077606/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-for-gastric-subepithelial-tumors-originating-from-the-muscularis-propria-a-69-case-series
#20
Meiling Sun, Jitao Song, Xinuan Song, Bingrong Liu
OBJECTIVE: This report describes a mini-invasive technique called endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFR) for the treatment of gastric subepithelial tumors (SETs) originating from the muscularis propria (MP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 69 patients with gastric SETs originating from the MP at our hospital between September 2009 and July 2016. The data from each patient were reviewed, including patient information, tumor characteristics, procedure-related data, and recurrence rates...
October 26, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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