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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917219/experience-of-collaboration-between-a-dutch-surgical-team-in-a-ghanaian-orthopaedic-teaching-hospital
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T K Timmers, E Kortekaas, Bpc Beyer, E Huizinga, S M V Hezik van, E Twagirayezu, M Bemelman
BACKGROUND: Surgery is an indivisible, indispensable part of healthcare. In Africa, surgery may be thought of as the neglected stepchild of global public health. We describe our experience over a 3-year period of intensive collaboration between specialized teams from a Dutch hospital and local teams of an orthopaedic hospital in Effiduase-Koforidua, Ghana. INTERVENTION: During 2010-2012, medical teams from our hospital were deployed to St. Joseph's Hospital. These teams were completely self-supporting...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914724/medical-students-understanding-of-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-an-irish-perspective
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P G C Kielty, B R O'Connor, C J Cotter, A M C Goodson, K F B Payne, A Tahim
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) remains an enigmatic specialty in Irish medicine and many students are unaware of its scope and the unique career pathway involved. We performed a multicentre cross-sectional study to identify their ability to identify the requirements for entry to specialty training year 3 (ST3) in OMFS, to assess their awareness of OMFS surgeons, and their general awareness of, and exposure to, the specialty. Data were collected through an electronic questionnaire. Participants were asked to select the most suitable surgical specialty to treat a number of common conditions in the head and neck, and to choose the requirements they deemed essential for specialist training...
November 30, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911394/confirmation-of-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-in-mice-using-surface-pad-electrocardiography
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Stephanie L C Scofield, Krishna Singh
Many animal models have been established for the study of myocardial remodeling and heart failure due to its status as the number one cause of mortality worldwide. In humans, a pathologic occlusion forms in a coronary artery and reperfusion of that occluded artery is considered essential to maintain viability of the myocardium at risk. Although essential for myocardial recovery, reperfusion of the ischemic myocardium creates its own tissue injury. The physiologic response and healing of an ischemia/reperfusion injury is different from a chronic occlusion injury...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900714/is-there-asymmetry-between-the-concave-and-convex-pedicles-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-ct-investigation
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Colin M Davis, Caroline A Grant, Mark J Pearcy, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Maree T Izatt, Clayton J Adam, J Paige Little
BACKGROUND: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine characterized by deformities in the sagittal, coronal, and axial planes. Spinal fusion using pedicle screw instrumentation is a widely used method for surgical correction in severe (coronal deformity, Cobb angle > 45°) adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves. Understanding the anatomic difference in the pedicles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is essential to reduce the risk of neurovascular or visceral injury through pedicle screw misplacement...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896018/development-and-preliminary-results-of-bimanual-smart-micro-surgical-system-using-a-ball-lens-coupled-oct-distance-sensor
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Dongwoo Koo, Hyun-Cheol Park, Peter L Gehlbach, Cheol Song
Bimanual surgery enhances surgical effectiveness and is required to successfully accomplish complex microsurgical tasks. The essential advantage is the ability to simultaneously grasp tissue with one hand to provide counter traction or exposure, while dissecting with the other. Towards enhancing the precision and safety of bimanual microsurgery we present a bimanual SMART micro-surgical system for a preliminary ex-vivo study. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a handheld bimanual microsurgical system...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892888/early-de-novo-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-facts-and-features
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Ameeta Yaksh, Charles Kik, Paul Knops, Maarten J B van Ettinger, Ad J J C Bogers, Natasja M S de Groot
: Knowledge of the mechanism underlying post-operative atrial fibrillation (PoAF) is essential for development of preventive measures. The incidence and characteristics of both PoAF and supraventricular premature beats triggering PoAF, their interrelationship and alterations over time have never been examined. The goal of this study is therefore to examine the correlation between the incidence and characteristics of supraventricular premature beats (SVPBs) and PoAF episodes in patients undergoing CABG in the first five post-operative days...
November 10, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867842/pediatric-anesthesia-for-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-pediatric-urology
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Gianmario Spinelli, Maria Vargas, Gianfranco Aprea, Giuseppe Cortese, Giuseppe Servillo
Laparoscopic or robotic minimally invasive approaches have become the standard of care for many urological pediatric surgical procedures. Anesthetic concerns for conventional and robotic laparoscopy are similar since they both require insufflations of CO2 to allow visualization of surgical field and perform surgery. Even if required insufflation pressures and volumes are lower in pediatric patients (given the small size of the abdomen and laxity of the abdominal walls), the associated increase of intra-abdominal pressure, along with absorption of CO2 and surgical positioning requirement, may result in neurendocrine and mechanical impact capable to mine cardiopulmonary function...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865063/face-content-and-construct-validation-of-a-low-cost-non-biologic-sinus-surgery-task-trainer-and-knowledge-based-curriculum
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Richard A Harbison, Kaalan E Johnson, Craig Miller, Maya G Sardesai, Greg E Davis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate face and content validity of a low-cost, low-technology, non-biologic endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) task trainer and knowledge-based curriculum followed by construct validation of the task trainer. METHODS: A sinus surgery task trainer and curriculum were developed. Attending otolaryngologists were surveyed regarding the utility of the task trainer and curriculum. A cross-sectional construct validation study was performed including medical students, residents, and attending otolaryngologists...
November 16, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864536/influence-of-dietary-protein-and-its-amino-acid-composition-on-postoperative-outcomes-after-gastric-bypass-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Merel van den Broek, Loek J M de Heide, Nic J G M Veeger, Alies M van der Wal-Oost, André P van Beek
CONTEXT: Bariatric surgery is an effective method to reduce morbid obesity. Nutritional counseling is essential to achieve maximal treatment success and to avoid long-term complications. Increased dietary protein intake may improve various postoperative results. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to examine the relationship between intake of dietary protein or supplementation with amino acids and postoperative outcomes after gastric bypass surgery. DATA SOURCES: A systematic literature search was conducted in 4 electronic databases: Cochrane, Embase, PubMed, and Scopus...
December 2016: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853411/the-correspondence-between-magnetic-resonance-images-and-the-%C3%A2-clinical-and-intraoperative-status-of-patients-with-spinal-tumors
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Grzegorz Guzik
ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of tumors, particularly metastases to the spine, has become increasingly common owing to the progress in anesthesiology and spinal surgery and greater detectability. The patients qualified for surgeries are those with mechanical pain, fracture or at risk of vertebral fracture or neurological complications. The basis for qualification for different types of surgeries is clinical and imaging examination, particularly MRI and CT. Qualification should always be multidisciplinary and requires understanding and knowledge of its most essential aspects...
May 2016: Current Medical Imaging Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790414/subtalar-joint-instability-and-calcaneal-spurs-associated-with-the-configuration-of-the-articular-facets-of-adult-human-calcaneum-in-indian-population
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Shilpi Agarwal, Shilpi Garg, Neelam Vasudeva
INTRODUCTION: Morphological variations of articular facets of calcaneum may predispose people to joint instability, ligamentous laxity and development of arthritic changes in the subtalar joint. Knowledge of such variations is essential for treatment and diagnostic procedures in orthopaedic surgeries. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine patterns of articular facets of calcanei and to establish its correlation with calcaneal spurs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 580 adult calcanei of Indian origin at Maulana Azad Medical College and pattern of articular facets were observed and classified according to five patterns described in literature...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783197/identification-of-intra-hepatic-communicating-veins-through-the-arch-sign-on-ct-scan
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Alexandre Morel, Michel Rivoire, Valéria Basso, Pierre Meeus, Patrice Peyrat, Aurélien Dupré
PURPOSE: Knowledge of vascular outflow is essential in liver surgery. Communicating veins between the right hepatic vein (RHV) and the middle hepatic vein (MHV) have been described and allowed us to perform new surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to predict the existence of intra-hepatic venous anastomosis by identifying communicating veins on 2D CT-scan imaging. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed data from 32 patients operated on for liver tumours between 2004 and 2013 who underwent a bisegmentectomy VI-VII enlarged to the RHV and/or a bisegmentectomy VII-VIII and/or a left hepatectomy enlarged to the MHV and who had pre and post-operative CT-scans...
October 25, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752200/improving-the-quality-of-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgical-notes-in-an-indian-public-sector-hospital-in-accordance-with-the-royal-college-of-surgeons-guidelines-a-completed-audit-loop-study
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B Krishnan, G Arun Prasad, B Madhan
AIM: Proper and adequate documentation in operation notes is a basic tool of clinical practice with medical and legal implications. An audit was done to ascertain if oral and maxillofacial surgery operative notes in an Indian public sector hospital adhered to the guidelines published by the Royal College of Surgeons England. METHODS: Fifty randomly selected operative notes were evaluated against the guidelines by RCS England with regards to the essential generic components of an operation note...
September 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743595/relevance-of-the-plasminogen-system-in-physiology-pathology-and-regeneration-of-oral-tissues-from-the-perspective-of-dental-specialties
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Christian Wehner, Klara Janjić, Hermann Agis
Plasmin is a proteolytic enzyme that is crucial in fibrinolysis. In oral tissues, the plasminogen system plays an essential role in physiological and pathological processes, which in addition to fibrinolysis include degradation of extracellular matrix, inflammation, immune response, angiogenesis, tissue remodeling, cell migration, and wound healing. Oral tissues reveal a change in the plasminogen system during pathological processes such as periodontitis, peri-implantitis, or pulpitis, as well as in response to mechanical load...
October 5, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740461/complications-and-failures-of-the-trapeziometacarpal-maia-%C3%A2-prosthesis-a-series-of-156-cases
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M Bricout, J Rezzouk
When implanting the Maia(®) trapeziometacarpal prosthesis, surgeons will be faced with a variety of complications they must be able to recognize and anticipate. Their ability to deal with these complications and possibly even failures is governed by their knowledge of the right steps to take. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence of complications reported during implantation of the Maia(®) prosthesis, to describe their nature and potential predisposing factors, and to study failures and their outcomes...
June 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728860/knowledge-of-native-valve-anatomy-is-essential-in-follow-up-of-patients-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Luc Cozijnsen, Hester J van der Zaag-Loonen, Martinus A Cozijnsen, Richard L Braam, Robin H Heijmen, Barbara J M Mulder
BACKGROUND: After aortic valve replacement (AVR), bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients continue to be at risk of aortic complications. Therefore, knowledge of native valve anatomy is important for follow-up. We aimed to determine the extent of which the presence of BAV disease is known in a regional post-AVR population. METHODS: The Electronical Medical Record system was used to collect all patients under follow-up after AVR. We documented their clinical data and used the operative report to determine valve phenotype; lacking reports were retrieved...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697861/sik2-restricts-autophagic-flux-to-support-triple-negative-breast-cancer-survival
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Kimberly E Maxfield, Jennifer Macion, Hariprasad Vankayalapati, Angelique W Whitehurst
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a highly heterogeneous disease with multiple, distinct molecular subtypes that exhibit unique transcriptional programs and clinical progression trajectories. Despite knowledge of the molecular heterogeneity of the disease, most patients are limited to generic, indiscriminate treatment options: cytotoxic chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. To identify new intervention targets in TNBC, we used large-scale, loss-of-function screening to identify molecular vulnerabilities among different oncogenomic backgrounds...
December 15, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663643/practice-patterns-for-complex-situations-in-the-management-of-rectal-cancer-a-multidisciplinary-inter-group-national-survey
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J H Lefevre, S Benoist
GOAL: To report the current clinical practice of French physicians for rectal cancer in various complex settings. METHODS: Nineteen clinical situations and four surveillance modalities were proposed to a panel of experts via 11 learned societies. The answers of 48 experts and the impact of colorectal specialists on therapeutic options were compared to those of other participants. RESULTS: A total of 722 physicians [surgeons=319 (44%), gastro-intestinal oncologists=305 (42%), radiotherapists=98 (14%)] participated in this study...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661421/what-is-new-in-trauma-related-amputations
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Scott M Tintle, Christopher LeBrun, James R Ficke, Benjamin K Potter
Traumatic and trauma-related amputations represent unfortunate sequelae of severe injury, but should not be viewed as a treatment failure and may represent the best reconstructive option for some patients. Lessons from recent military conflicts have guided the evolution of modern surgical techniques and rehabilitation management of this challenging patient population, and treatment at a specialty center may improve patient outcomes. Despite appropriate management, however, surgical complications remain common and revision surgery is often necessary...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641115/-management-of-vascular-anomalies-in-children
#20
A Elajmi, P Clapuyt, F Hammer, A-C Bataille, B Lengele, L M Boon
Vascular anomalies, which are broadly identified as "angiomas", are rare entities and often unknown by the medical sphere. They are divided in two different categories which carry different prognosis and management: "vascular tumors" and "vascular malformations". Their precise identification is crucial and involves a good knowledge of the biological classification published by Mulliken and Glowacki and that has recently been updated by the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). Vascular tumors are benign, common, inborn or not and most of the time disappear with growth...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
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