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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777851/point-of-care-ultrasound-performed-by-a-medical-student-compared-to-physical-examination-by-vascular-surgeons-in-the-detection-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Trinh Mai, Michael Y Woo, Kim Boles, Prasad Jetty
OBJECTIVE: To determine the test characteristics of point-of-care ultrasonography performed by a medical student versus physical examination by vascular surgeons compared to a gold standard reference scan for the detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observer-blinded study recruiting patients from an outpatient vascular surgery clinic. Participants were screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms by standardized physical examination by a blinded vascular surgeon, followed by a point-of-care ultrasound examination by a blinded medical student...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777846/an-academic-tertiary-referral-center-s-experience-with-a-vascular-surgery-based-uterine-artery-embolization-program
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Naiem Nassiri, Adrian Balica, Nolan C Cirillo-Penn, Dustin Tyler Crystal, Gloria A Bachmann
OBJECTIVE: Despite growing endovascular experience within the vascular surgery community, some catheter-based interventions - such as uterine artery embolization (UAE) - remain outside the clinical scope of most vascular surgeons, owing in part to established referral patterns and limited awareness among referring colleagues. We present our experience with a vascular surgery-based, multidisciplinary UAE program at an academic tertiary referral center. METHODS: In a collaborative effort between vascular surgery and gynecology, a Pelvic Vascular Disease Program has been established to provide palliative, prophylactic, and therapeutic embolizations including, but not limited to, UAE...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776425/combined-application-of-latissimus-dorsi-myocutaneous-flap-and-iliac-bone-flap-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-osteomyelitis-of-the-lower-extremity
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Jihui Ju, Lei Li, Rong Zhou, Ruixing Hou
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap (stage I) combined with iliac bone flap (stage II) in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis of the lower extremity. METHODS: Clinical data of 18 patients undergoing latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in combination with iliac bone flap grafting were retrospectively analyzed. Among them, 2 patients developed chronic osteomyelitis of the lower segment of the femur, 4 were diagnosed with chronic osteomyelitis of the tibial plateau, and 12 with chronic osteomyelitis of the lower segment of the tibia...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776013/prognostic-pathologic-factors-in-radical-cystectomy-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Fadi Brimo, Michelle R Downes, Tamara Jamaspishvili, David Berman, Guliz A Barkan, Daniel Athanazio, Schuharazad Abro, Kash Visram, Asli Yilmaz, Shraddha Solanki, Elan Hahn, Robert Siemens, Wassim Kassouf, Kiril Trpkov
We undertook a systematic evaluation of the prognostic value of numerous histologic factors in 165 radical cystectomies (RC) of patients with invasive urothelial carcinoma who underwent surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Tumor regression grade (TRG) and therapy-related stromal and epithelial changes were also recorded. Locally advanced disease (≥pT2 and/or pN+) was present in 64% of patients, 22% had no evidence of residual carcinoma (pT0+pN0) and 28% had no evidence of residual muscle invasive carcinoma (≤pT1+N0)...
May 18, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775161/surgical-treatment-of-middle-cluneal-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy-technical-note
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Juntaro Matsumoto, Toyohiko Isu, Kyongsong Kim, Naotaka Iwamoto, Daijiro Morimoto, Masanori Isobe
OBJECTIVE The etiology of low-back pain (LBP) is heterogeneous and is unknown in some patients with chronic pain. Superior cluneal nerve entrapment has been proposed as a causative factor, and some patients suffer severe symptoms. The middle cluneal nerve (MCN) is also implicated in the elicitation of LBP, and its clinical course and etiology remain unclear. The authors report the preliminary outcomes of a less invasive microsurgical release procedure to address MCN entrapment (MCN-E). METHODS The authors enrolled 11 patients (13 sites) with intractable LBP judged to be due to MCN-E...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775154/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-of-proactive-gamma-knife-surgery-for-asymptomatic-meningiomas-compared-with-the-natural-course-without-intervention
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Kyung Hwan Kim, So Jeong Kang, Jung-Won Choi, Doo-Sik Kong, Ho Jun Seol, Do-Hyun Nam, Jung-Il Lee
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to verify the effect of proactive Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) in the treatment of asymptomatic meningioma compared with the natural course without any therapeutic intervention. METHODS From January 2006 to May 2017, 354 patients newly diagnosed with asymptomatic meningioma were reviewed and categorized into GKS (n = 153) and observation (n = 201) groups. Clinical and radiological progression rates were examined, and changes in volume were analyzed. RESULTS Clinical progression (i.e...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774173/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-the-management-of-peripheral-vascular-malformations-a-tertiary-care-center-experience
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Misbah Tahir, Muhammad Anees Mumtaz, Anum Sultan, Jawaid Iqbal, Raza Sayani
Peripheral vascular malformations (PVMs) represent a wide spectrum of vascular abnormalities occurring due to anomalous connections between arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatic channels at the microscopic level, in different combinations. They are rare and challenging to treat. Different operators may have different approaches based on their experience and expertise. Sclerotherapy either alone or in combination with embolization has been used as an independent method for the treatment of PVMs. Purpose The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of sclerotherapy and embolization, with or without surgery, for the treatment of peripheral vascular malformations, based on our approach...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773945/predictive-factors-in-the-treatment-of-streptococcal-endophthalmitis
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Yosanan Yospaiboon, Kidakarn Meethongkam, Suthasinee Sinawat, Wipada Laovirojjanakul, Tanapat Ratanapakorn, Thuss Sanguansak, Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo
Objective: To evaluate visual outcomes and possible predictive factors in the treatment of infectious endophthalmitis caused by Streptococcus species during 2012-2016 at a large referral eye center in northeastern Thailand. Methods: A retrospective medical record chart review of patients with culture-positive endophthalmitis caused by Streptococcus species was conducted. Demographic data including age, gender, occupation, duration of symptoms, time to surgery, surgical procedures, initial visual acuity at presentation, and final visual acuity after treatment were collected and analyzed...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773577/determinants-and-outcomes-of-vasoplegia-following-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kristen M Tecson, Brian Lima, Andy Y Lee, Fayez S Raza, Grace Ching, Cheng-Han Lee, Joost Felius, Ronald D Baxter, Sasha Still, Justin D G Collier, Shelley A Hall, Susan M Joseph
BACKGROUND: Vasoplegia is associated with adverse outcomes following cardiac surgery; however, its impact following left ventricular assist device implantation is largely unexplored. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 252 consecutive patients receiving a left ventricular assist device, vasoplegia was defined as the occurrence of normal cardiac function and index but with the need for intravenous vasopressors within 48 hours following surgery for >24 hours to maintain a mean arterial pressure >70 mm Hg...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773499/study-of-condylar-positional-changes-after-sagittal-split-osteotomy-for-mandibular-advancement-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Alberto Costas, Jacinto F Sanromán, Pilar Castro, Martín F Ferro, Annahys Lopez, Bogdan Stavaru
PURPOSE: To analyse the possible morphologic and positional changes of the mandibular condyles after orthognathic surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed. Patients with mandibular retrognathism were surgically treated to advance the mandible. The study group included seventeen patients (34 condyles) treated with sagittal split osteotomies alone (4 patients) or in combination with maxillary osteotomies (13 patients). Only condyles located on the mandibular side that advance during surgery were studied, therefore only 25 condyles entered this prospective study...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772334/quality-of-life-and-mortality-after-endovascular-surgical-or-conservative-treatment-of-elderly-patients-suffering-from-critical-limb-ischemia
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Stijn L Steunenberg, Jolanda de Vries, Jelle W Raats, Willem J Thijsse, Nathalie Verbogt, Paul Lodder, Geert-Jan van Eijck, Eelco J Veen, Hans G W de Groot, Gwan H Ho, Lijckle van der Laan
INTRODUCTION: Revascularisation to relieve ischemic pain and prevent limb loss is the cornerstone of critical limb ischemia (CLI) treatment, however not all elderly patients are deemed fit for revascularisation. Patient related outcome measurements are important in these patients. Quality of Life (QoL) results regarding the effect of endovascular, surgical, and conservative treatment on the quality of life (QoL) in the elderly are scarce in current literature. Goal of this study is to explore the outcome of the different treatment modalities in elderly patients suffering from CLI, with a specific focus on QoL...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771882/-morphological-changes-of-cornea-in-children-with-hyperopia-in-the-immediate-and-remote-postoperative-period-after-laser-keratomieleusis-according-to-confocal-microscopy-data
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I L Kulikova, N P Pashtaev, O V Shlenskaya
Studying morphological changes of cornea in the remote postoperative period is becoming increasingly relevant with refractive surgeries being adapted for children. PURPOSE: comparative analysis of keratocyte density and hystomorphologic changes of cornea after laser in situ keratomieleusis (LASIK) and femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK) in children with hyperopia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 109 patients aged 6-17 years in 2 groups were examined with 'Confoscan-4' confocal microscope...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771753/anatomic-variations-of-the-infraorbital-foramen-in-caucasian-versus-african-american-skulls
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Kevin R Zhang, Alexander D Blandford, Catherine J Hwang, Julian D Perry
PURPOSE: The infraorbital foramen (IOF) represents a highly conserved structure but demonstrates morphologic variability. The purpose of this study is to describe the IOF location, size, and supernumerary foramina in an African American population and compare it with a Caucasian population. METHODS: Sixty African American and 60 Caucasian skulls from the Hamann-Todd collection of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History were studied. The primary outcome was the number of accessory IOF and measurements of the location, size, shape, and direction of each foramen...
May 2, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771397/long-term-wear-data-from-a-prospective-multicenter-study-of-second-generation-highly-cross-linked-polyethylene-inserts-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Peter M Bonutti, J Wesley Mesko, Rama Ramakrishnan
In a prospective multicenter trial on highly cross-linked polyethylene inserts in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, 118 patients consented to 10-year follow-up. Medium-term follow-up results showed low wear at 5 and 7 years after surgery. The current study focuses on long-term data at 10 years. Patients were followed up by either phone or office visit to collect long-term clinical data including Harris hip score and adverse events. There were 2 deaths and 2 revisions, 1 at 6.5 years for pelvic cyst and severe pain and another at 8...
May 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770632/impact-of-increased-utilization-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer-experience-from-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Yong Jae Lee, Young Shin Chung, Jung Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sang Wun Kim, Sunghoon Kim, Young Tae Kim
OBJECTIVE: The choice between primary debulking surgery (PDS) and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in advanced ovarian cancer remains controversial. We evaluated NAC use in our center before and after results from a randomized trial were published, with the aim to determine the impact of changes in the neoadjuvant strategy on survival in advanced-stage ovarian cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical course of 435 patients with ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal carcinoma (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] stage III or IV)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770630/survival-impact-of-low-anterior-resection-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-grossly-confined-to-the-pelvic-cavity-a-korean-multicenter-study
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Miseon Kim, Dong Hoon Suh, Jeong Yeol Park, E Sun Paik, Seungmee Lee, Kyung Jin Eoh, Joo Hyun Nam, Yoo Young Lee, Jae Weon Kim, Sunghoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate survival impact of low anterior resection (LAR) in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) grossly confined to the pelvis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 397 patients who underwent primary staging surgery for treatment of 2014 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage II-IIIA EOC: 116 (29.2%) IIA, 212 (53.4%) IIB, and 69 (17.4%) IIIA. Patients with grossly enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes positive for metastatic carcinoma were excluded...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770263/evaluation-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-renal-outcome-following-nephron-sparing-surgery
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Gautam Ram Choudhary, Arup Kumar Mandal, Uttam Mete, Ravimohan Mavuduru, Anish Bhatacharia, Anupam Lal, Suresh Goyal
Purpose: Preservation of renal function after nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) is multifactorial and the impact of individual factors on it is still a debate. This prospective study investigates the impact of factors responsible for quantitative and functional outcome after NSS. Patients and Methods: Fifty-two patients of localized renal mass (≤7 cm) were included in the study. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography abdomen was performed for characterization of tumor...
2018: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770250/the-usefulness-of-indocyanine-green-during-surgery-for-hypervascular-posterior-fossa-tumors
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Takahiro Shinya, Hideki Nagamine, Ken-Ichi Sugawara, Shogo Ishiuchi
Background: Cerebral hemangioblastomas are benign tumors with abundant blood flow that occur mainly in the posterior fossa. Tumor removal en bloc is important in surgical treatment because of the risk of bleeding; however, it is actually rather difficult in practice. Therefore, we propose a surgical strategy for visualizing hypervascular tumors of the posterior fossa utilizing indocyanine green (ICG). Case Description: Case 1 involved a 48-year-old male with a history of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769814/combined-deficiencies-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-anemia-in-preschool-children-with-severe-early-childhood-caries-a-case-control-study
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Shannon Deane, Robert J Schroth, Atul Sharma, Celia Rodd
Background: Severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) is common and has adverse affects on children's health. Children with S-ECC have been shown to have anemia or vitamin D deficiency. No studies have assessed the presence of combined deficiencies with S-ECC. The purpose of our study was to examine whether those with S-ECC had a higher prevalence of combined anemia and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) compared to controls. Covariates associated with elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH), previously noted in S-ECC, were examined...
May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769507/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-compare-the-efficacy-of-intravenous-dexmedetomidine-and-clonidine-as-adjuvants-to-low-dose-opioid-in-attenuation-of-hemodynamic-response-to-laryngoscopy-and-tracheal-intubation
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N Gupta, A Kumar, A Jain, N Hayaran, P Mishra
Increase in sympathetic activity as a result of cardiovascular stress response to laryngoscopy can be detrimental to the patient. The primary objective is to compare intravenous dexmedetomidine and clonidine as adjuvants to low dose opioid (fentanyl) for attenuation of hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. The secondary objectives are to compare the perioperative dose requirement of fentanyl and thiopentone, to compare the duration of postoperative analgesia, and to look for side effects in all three groups...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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