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trauma, vascular, cancer

Katherine S Allan, Laurie J Morrison, Arnold Pinter, Jack V Tu, Paul Dorian
AIM: To use a novel methodology to assess the incidence and specific causes of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) within a young urban cohort. METHODS: All EMS attended OHCA patients in a large urban area, between 2009 and 2012, aged 2-45 years, treated or untreated, who died or survived, and that were designated as "no obvious cause" etiology by trained data abstractors were included. Using multisource (medical and coroner) records, an expert panel adjudicated the causes of the OHCAs as: confirmed cardiac causes, confirmed non- cardiac causes, and other causes...
June 7, 2017: Resuscitation
Satoshi Koizumi, Kenta Katsumata, Tatsunori Ono, Kouhei Segami, Hiroyuki Hoshino, Masafumi Katayama, Shinjiro Kobayashi, Junichi Matsumoto, Shigeki Fujitani, Yasuhiko Taira, Takehito Otsubo
The most common initial strategy for treatment of severe liver trauma is damage control in which hemostasis is achieved by perihepatic gauze packing and/or vascular embolization. However, we encounter patients in whom this strategy alone is not adequate. We have applied the principles of Glissonean pedicle transection, a technique that was originally devised to ensure safe and quick performance of planned hepatectomy for liver cancer, to 3 cases of severe liver trauma. We performed Glissonean pedicle ligation during damage control surgery in 2 patients and Glissonean pedicle transection during the definitive surgery in 1 patient...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Pedro Iglesias, Juan José Díez
Postoperative hypoparathyroidism (HypoPT) and hypothyroidism (HypoT) are the main endocrine complications after the surgical treatment for thyroid cancer. Postsurgical HypoPT can be transient, protracted or permanent. Its frequency varies according to the underlying cervical pathology, surgical technique, and mainly the experience of the surgeon. Risk factors for HypoPT include aggressiveness of the tumor, extent of surgery, the presence of parathyroid gland in the pathologic specimen, and surgeon experience...
April 25, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
R N Ciofu, D G Zamfirescu, S A Popescu, I Lascar
Introduction: The potential of the medial calf integument, as donor site for a free flap based on musculocutaneous branches of the medial sural artery, was first identified by Taylor and Daniel, following cadaver investigation. In 1981, Pontén described the fasciocutaneous sural flap as a reconstructive option for soft tissue loss of the lower extremity, particularly around the knee. Two years later, Donski and Fogdestram presented the distally based fasciocutaneous flap from the sural region followed by Montegut and Allen who considered the sural artery perforator flap as a viable alternative for the gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
Yugang Zhuang, Hu Peng, Victoria Mastej, Weiguo Chen
Cellular junctions play a critical role in structural connection and signal communication between cells in various tissues. Although there are structural and functional varieties, cellular junctions include tight junctions, adherens junctions, focal adhesion junctions, and tissue specific junctions such as PECAM-1 junctions in endothelial cells (EC), desmosomes in epithelial cells, and hemidesmosomes in EC. Cellular junction dysfunction and deterioration are indicative of clinical diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are ~20 nucleotide, noncoding RNAs that play an important role in posttranscriptional regulation for almost all genes...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Shermyn Neo, Kim En Lee
We describe a rare neurological presentation of internal jugular vein thrombosis induced by central venous catheter placement in a patient with cancer. A 71-year-old man gave a 3-week history of dysphagia and dysarthria with left-sided neck pain and headache. He was receiving chemotherapy for appendiceal adenocarcinoma. On examination, he had left 9th-12th cranial neuropathies, manifesting as voice hoarseness, decreased palatal movement, absent gag reflex, weakness of scapular elevation and left-sided tongue wasting...
January 2017: Practical Neurology
Takashi Nojiri, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Masayoshi Inoue, Yasushi Shintani, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Hajime Maeda, Meinoshin Okumura
BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications are associated with poor cancer-specific survival in various types of cancer surgery. Recent studies suggest that systemic inflammation induced by surgical trauma can accelerate the adhesion of circulating tumor cells to the vascular endothelium of distant organs, resulting in early cancer recurrence. We investigated the impact of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications on cancer recurrence following lung cancer surgery. METHODS: From a prospective database of 675 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for lung cancer between 2007 and 2012, the incidence of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications, white blood cell counts, and C-reactive protein levels were evaluated in the acute phase after surgery...
April 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Shaun S Tan, Zhi Yang Ng, Weiqing Zhan, Warren Rozen
Autologous fat grafting is commonly utilised to reconstruct soft tissue defects caused by ageing, trauma, chronic wounds and cancer resection. The benefits of fat grafting are minimal donor site morbidity and ease of availability through liposuction or lipectomy. Nonetheless, survival and longevity of fat grafts remain poor post-engraftment. Various methods to enhance fat graft survival are currently under investigation and its stem cell constituents are of particular interest. Cell-assisted lipotransfer refers to the addition of adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) rich component of stromal vascular fraction to lipoaspirate, the results of which have proven promising...
July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Yu Shrike Zhang, Farideh Davoudi, Philipp Walch, Amir Manbachi, Xuan Luo, Valeria Dell'Erba, Amir K Miri, Hassan Albadawi, Andrea Arneri, Xiaoyun Li, Xiaoying Wang, Mehmet Remzi Dokmeci, Ali Khademhosseini, Rahmi Oklu
Pathologic thrombosis kills more people than cancer and trauma combined; it is associated with significant disability and morbidity, and represents a major healthcare burden. Despite advancements in medical therapies and imaging, there is often incomplete resolution of the thrombus. The residual thrombus can undergo fibrotic changes over time through infiltration of fibroblasts from the surrounding tissues and eventually transform into a permanent clot often associated with post-thrombotic syndrome. In order to understand the importance of cellular interactions and the impact of potential therapeutics to treat thrombosis, an in vitro platform using human cells and blood components would be beneficial...
October 18, 2016: Lab on a Chip
Yu Deng, Zhipeng Hao, Xiangning Fu
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (Uni-VATS) has become one of the most exciting new developments in minimally invasive thoracic surgery in recent 5 years. With the development of better thoracoscopic cameras and the availability of endoscopic linear mechanical staplers, experts in the technique are able to use uniportal VATS to encompass the most complex procedures such as bronchial sleeve/vascular reconstructions or carinal resections. A large number of multi-center reports have confirmed that Uni-VATS lobectomy is safe and feasible; dissected node group number and total number of mediastinal lymph nodes were not less than that of traditional muli VATS; Uni-VATS gained positive results in pain, trauma and recovery time...
June 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Maiko Atari, Yuki Nakajima, Mitsuro Fukuhara, Yoshihito Iijima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Yoshihiro Minamiya, Hidetaka Uramoto
In thoracic surgery, we occasionally encounter vessel anomalies. We herein report an extremely rare surgical case with the absence of the azygos vein. Mediastinal vascular abnormalities are said to be rare. The etiology of vascular abnormalities of the whole body, including the chest is known gene mutations, hormone abnormalities, infection, and trauma. But, many causes have been unknown. In thoracic surgery field, there is some reports and literature about pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, pulmonary sequestration, and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return...
June 4, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
H Esfahani, M Ghorbanpor, A Tanasan
BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood vessels, due to availability are used for many years in cancer patients, however in patients with potentially harmful drugs to skin (vesicant drugs) or difficult accessibility to vessels, the use of implantable port (totally implantable venous access port-TIVAP) devices with central vascular access are important. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 85 pediatric cancer patients younger than 16 years, with TIVAP implantation, were followed for their complications and outcome...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Erik Staffa, Vladan Bernard, Luboš Kubíček, Robert Vlachovský, Daniel Vlk, Vojtěch Mornstein, Robert Staffa
Foot complications in persons with diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with substantial costs and loss of quality of life. Increasing evidence suggests changes in skin temperature, measured using an infrared thermographic system (IRT), may be a predictor of foot ulcer development in patients with DM. The purpose of this case study is to describe the long-term IRT findings and overall clinical outcomes of a patient with DM and peripheral vascular disease. Foot temperature measurements using IRT were obtained slightly more than 1 year before and immediately following endovascular treatment of a 76-year-old man, a nonsmoker with type 2 DM, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease with cardiac arrhythmia...
April 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
Jing Wang, Paul Kubes
A key feature of inflammation is the timely recruitment of leukocytes, including monocytes, from blood into tissues, the latter maturing into macrophages over a period of 2-3 days. Using multi-channel spinning disk microscopy, we identified a rapid pathway of macrophage recruitment into an injured organ via a non-vascular route requiring no maturation from monocytes. In response to a sterile injury in liver, a reservoir of fully mature F4/80(hi)GATA6(+) peritoneal cavity macrophages rapidly invaded into afflicted tissue via direct recruitment across the mesothelium...
April 21, 2016: Cell
J G Gómez-Mont Landerreche, F Gil-Orbezo, H Morales-Dominguez, M Navarrete-Álvarez, C Trueba-Davalillo, P Capuano-Tripp
BACKGROUND: Avascular necrosis of the femoral head is a frequent condition in patients with a history of trauma. The major pathologic causes include vascular diseases, malignancies, hypercoagulability states, long-term steroid treatment, and some patients have a history of hepatitis C infection treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Upon studying the behavior of the hepatitis C virus, Seef, Foster and Poynard found a hypercoagulability state that causes interruption of retinacular blood flow to the femoral head, without an increased incidence of osteonecrosis in this patient group...
May 2015: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Anita T Mohan, Charalambos K Rammos, Arya A Akhavan, Jorys Martinez, Peter S Wu, Steven L Moran, Franklin H Sim, Felix Behan, Samir Mardini, Michel Saint-Cyr
BACKGROUND: Keystone flaps have demonstrated growing clinical applications in reconstructive surgery in the past decade. This article highlights flap modifications and their versatility for clinical applications and management of complex defects. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of consecutive patients undergoing keystone flap reconstruction at the authors' institution from January of 2012 to December of 2014. Patient demographics, indications, and operative and postoperative details were abstracted...
June 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Benjamin R Johnston, Austin Y Ha, Daniel Kwan
In this article, we outline the important role the surgeon plays in the management of chronic wounds. Debridement and washout are required for grossly infected wounds and necrotizing soft tissue infections. Cutaneous cancers such as squamous cell carcinomas may contribute to chronic wounds and vice versa; if diagnosed, these should be treated with wide local excision. Arterial, venous, and even lymphatic flows can be restored in select cases to enhance delivery of nutrients and removal of metabolic waste and promote wound healing...
February 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Malte Schroeder, Lennart Viezens, Jasmin Wellbrock, Walter Fiedler, Wolfgang Rüther, Petra Algenstaedt, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt, Christian Schaefer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical interventions can alter the balance between pro- and anti-angiogenic growth factors and thereby modulate tumor growth. Since the microcirculatory properties of tumors underlie organ-specific differences, the microhemodynamic characteristics of bone metastasis have not yet been fully described. Angiogenesis inhibitors are increasingly being used to treat advanced stages of cancer. We hypothesized that the anti-angiogenic drug sunitinib abrogates alterations in microvascular properties following a minor surgical intervention in an in vivo model of secondary breast cancer growth in the bone...
April 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Xiuli Sim, Mortimer Poncz, Paul Gadue, Deborah L French
Platelets are anucleate cytoplasmic discs derived from megakaryocytes that circulate in the blood and have major roles in hemostasis, thrombosis, inflammation, and vascular biology. Platelet transfusions are required to prevent the potentially life-threatening complications of severe thrombocytopenia seen in a variety of medical settings including cancer therapy, trauma, and sepsis. Platelets used in the clinic are currently donor-derived which is associated with concerns over sufficient availability, quality, and complications due to immunologic and/or infectious issues...
March 10, 2016: Blood
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