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G Nina Lu, Mark R Villwock, Clinton D Humphrey, J David Kriet, Andrés M Bur
Importance: Facial reanimation procedures share the same surgical field as a parotidectomy and are most easily accomplished at the time of facial nerve sacrifice. Early reanimation would also reduce the duration of paralysis and may lead to better functional outcomes. Objective: To assess the incidence and types of facial nerve reanimation performed concurrently with total parotidectomy and facial nerve sacrifice using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) database...
September 20, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Sergio Petroni, Paolo Capozzi, Rosa Parrilla, Gaetano Zinzanella, Luca Buzzonetti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical outcome of a frontalis sling using deep temporal fascia in the treatment of severe congenital ptosis (SCP). METHODS: A retrospective, interventional case series was performed. The study involved 25 patients with SCP (>4 mm). All patients underwent frontalis sling surgery with deep temporal fascia between 2004 and 2012 with a follow-up period of 12 months at a minimum. Data regarding eyelid position, eyelid symmetry, cosmetic outcomes, and postoperative complications were evaluated...
October 16, 2018: Orbit
Hilal Şahin, Yeliz Pekçevik
Şahin H, Pekçevik Y. Pulmonary artery sling anomaly presenting with unilateral lung hyperinflation: A case report. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 194-197. Left pulmonary artery sling is a rare congenital pulmonary artery anomaly which presents with tracheal compression due to vascular ring formation. Rarely, patients may present with hyperinflation or collapse of a lung unilaterally.We present a one-month-old infant with dyspnea who had a hyperinflated left lung and collapsed right lung. Computed tomography (CT) angiography demonstrated pulmonary sling causing compression of proximal parts of right and left main bronchi...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Michele Carlo Schiavi, Ottavia D'Oria, Natalia Aleksa, Flaminia Vena, Giovanni Prata, Chiara Di Tucci, Delia Savone, Valentina Sciuga, Andrea Giannini, Maria Letizia Meggiorini, Marco Monti, Marzio Angelo Zullo, Ludovico Muzii, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of Ospemifene in the improvement of urgency component in women affected by mixed urinary incontinence (MUI) who underwent surgery with mid-urethral sling (MUS). Eighty-one patients with MUI underwent surgical intervention with MUS were enrolled. After surgical intervention 38 patients received Ospemifene 60 mg one tablet daily per os for 12 weeks. Physical examination, 3-day voiding diary, urodynamic testing were performed at the start and the follow-up after 12 weeks in the Trans-Obturator-Tape (TOT)-Alone group and TOT-Ospemifene...
October 16, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
T C Noordhoff, J van den Hoek, M J Yska, K P Wolffenbuttel, B F M Blok, J R Scheepe
INTRODUCTION: Achieving continence in children with neurogenic sphincteric incompetence is a challenge. Awareness of the long-term outcome in this young patient population is important. In the past 25 years, the study institution has built experience in bladder outlet procedures such as bladder neck sling and bladder neck reconstructions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome on continence and re-intervention rate of bladder outlet procedures in children with neurogenic urinary incontinence at the study institution...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Amy D Dobberfuhl
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic radiotherapy is associated with both acute and chronic voiding dysfunction. A review of the success and complications of surgical treatments for female stress urinary incontinence after pelvic radiotherapy has not been summarized in the published literature. METHODS: A systematic review of female stress urinary incontinence after pelvic radiotherapy was conducted using MeSH terminology (1988-2018). RESULTS: There is limited published literature on the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women following pelvic radiotherapy...
October 12, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Ireneusz Haponiuk, Maciej Chojnicki, Konrad Paczkowski, Jolanta Zabłocka, Mariusz Steffens, Marta Paśko-Majewska, Wiktor Szymanowicz, Katarzyna Gierat-Haponiuk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Yuehu Han, Qiang Yin, Yuan Wang, Hongliang Zhao, Jiankang He, Chunhu Gu
Pulmonary artery sling is a congenital cardiovascular disease and is usually accompanied by tracheobronchial stenosis. Generally, infants diagnosed with pulmonary artery sling should have surgery. However, the treatment of tracheobronchial stenosis is still controversial. Our team developed a customised, degradable, three-dimensional printed splint and successfully applied it in the treatment of pulmonary artery sling associated with severe bilateral bronchus stenosis. We suggested that three-dimensional printing may be a novel and effective way to treat tracheobronchial stenosis and other diseases in children...
October 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
P Grison, S Tixier, P Descamps, P Bigot, L Catala, G Legendre
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of an ALTIS® mini-sling and a conventionnal suburethral sling TVT-ABBREVO® for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study included all female patients fitted with a conventional transobturator tape (TVT-ABBREVO® ) or mini-sling (ALTIS® ), during 2015, in Angers university hospital. The success rate was defined by no urine leakage during a cough test on clinical examination, improved quality of life defined by a PGI-I (Patient Global Impression of Improvement) score of 1 to 3, and no stress urinary incontinence on USP (Urinary Symptom Profile) questionnaire...
October 6, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Mark Faurholt Aagaard, Yasmine Khayyami, Frank Bohn Hansen, Hans Peter Tofft, Jørgen Nordling
INTRODUCTION: Awareness of prostate cancer is growing in the Western population, and an increasing number of patients are being referred to prostate surgery. This is a significant contributor to male stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Implantation of an artificial sphincter (AUS) is considered the gold standard treatment of SUI. This study investigates the role of minimally invasive treatment with the Argus sling in a heterogenic hard-to-treat patient group. METHOD: The study was a retrospective follow-up study with patients as their own controls...
October 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
G Jansen, T Hefke, G Wittenberg, T Vordemvenne, F Mertzlufft
BACKGROUND: Severe hemorrhage is a dreaded complication of pelvic fractures. It has a significant impact on early trauma-associated mortality. Hemorrhage that is secondary to pelvic fractures can be reduced by external stabilization devices. Despite the commercial availability of many different systems, they are infrequently used. The aim of this computed tomography (CT) study was to examine the use of external pelvic stabilization devices. METHODS: Between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2015 a total of 982 images produced in CT trauma scans at a level 1 trauma centre were retrospectively examined with respect to the presence of external pelvic stabilizers...
October 8, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
Jeffrey Goldberg, Jeremy M Burnham, Vikas Dhawan
The ulnar nerve is most commonly compressed at the elbow in the cubital tunnel. Conservative and operative treatments have been applied for cubital tunnel syndrome. Surgical management options include decompression, medial epicondylectomy, and various anterior transposition techniques. We describe a novel technique of anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve by using Osborne's ligament as a sling to avoid subluxation. Osborne's ligament is incised posteriorly and medially on the olecranon to create a sling with 2 to 3 cm width...
September 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
A H Qvist, M T Væsel, C M Jensen, S L Jensen
AIMS: Recent studies of nonoperatively treated displaced midshaft clavicular fractures have shown a high incidence of nonunion and unsatisfactory functional outcome. Some studies have shown superior functional results and higher rates of healing following operative treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome in these patients after nonoperative management with those treated with fixation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a multicentre, parallel randomized controlled trial, 146 adult patients with an acute displaced fracture of the midthird of the clavicle were randomized to either nonoperative treatment with a sling (71, 55 men and 16 women with a mean age of 39 years, 18 to 60) or fixation with a pre-contoured plate and locking screws (75, 64 men and 11 women with a mean age of 40 years, 18 to 60)...
October 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
K Niu, Y X Lu, L Duan, X Liu, J X Liu, W J Shen, L Qin
Objective: To explore the clinical management and outcomes of polypropylene mesh and sling exposure after reconstructive pelvic surgery (RPS) . Methods: A total of 110 cases of mesh and sling exposure after RPS were analyzed, who admitted between Jan. 2002 and Oct. 2017 in First Affiliated Hospital of PLA General Hospital, in which 3 cases were referred from other hospitals. Mesh and sling exposures were identified in the outpatient clinic and categorized and managed according to International Continence Society and International Urogynecology Association (ICS-IUGA) classification about category, time and site (CTS) of mesh complication...
September 25, 2018: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Kathryn S Williams, Marjorie L Pilkinton, Dara F Shalom, Harvey A Winkler
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To compare the force of the stream (FOS) voiding trial with the standard voiding trial (SVT) after outpatient midurethral sling (MUS) whether or not colporrhaphy was performed. METHODS: This is a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial of patients scheduled for MUS or colporrhaphy. Sample size of 102 patients was calculated for 80% power. Patients were randomized to FOS or SVT. Primary outcome was the number of unexpected postoperative visits (UPOVs) for voiding dysfunction (VD) or urinary tract infection (UTI)...
October 6, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Olaf Sommburg, Astrid Helling-Bakki, Abdul Alrajab, Jens-Peter Schenk, Wolfgang Springer, Marcus A Mall, Tsvetomir Loukanov, Joachim G Eichhorn
BACKGROUND: Congenital cardiovascular malformations (CCVM) may cause infrequently airway pathologies (AP) in children and are of prognostic and therapeutic relevance. While computed tomography (CT) is considered first-line imaging modality in many centres, we started using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) more and more in the last years to detect CCVM and AP to avoid radiation in this patient group. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to determine and to compare the diagnostic accuracy of CT and MRI when used to detect CCVM and/or AP...
October 5, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Eric R Friedman, Kenneth H Butler
BACKGROUND: Compartment syndrome is often considered in patients with long-bone fractures and soft-tissue injuries, but is not as commonly associated with a period of unconsciousness. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old man was brought to our emergency department (ED) because he had lost consciousness for an unknown amount of time after snorting heroin. He had severe pain in his upper right arm. Physical examination revealed right arm edema, paresthesia, tenderness, and firmness to palpation...
October 1, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Joan Melendez-Munoz, Meirav Braverman, Anna Rosamilia, Natharnia Young, Alison Leitch, Joseph K-S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Single incision slings (SIS) were introduced in an attempt to decrease the complications associated with retropubic and transobturator slings. The TVT Abbrevo is a modification of the TVT-O with a reduced length and less immediate postoperative pain. The Miniarc SIS has been shown to be equivalent to outside-in transobturator sling, Monarc at 12 month follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate objective and subjective outcomes of MiniArc SIS and TVT Abbrevo midurethral sling (MUS) in women with stress urinary incontinence...
September 27, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Logan Zemp, Stephen Tong, Nathan Hoy, Keith Rourke
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to determine which clinical factors are associated with failure to achieve continence after non-adjustable trans-obturator sling in otherwise well-selected men undergoing treatment for post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI). METHODS: A retrospective review of Advance/Advance XP male sling procedures was performed from December 2006 to May 2017. Patients with known risk factors for sling failure, including severe incontinence (>5 pads), radiation therapy, or detrusor dysfunction, were excluded...
September 27, 2018: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Yen-Jun Chao, Ming-Ren Chen, Shan-Miao Lin
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September 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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