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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549524/-quadratus-lumborum-block-are-we-aware-of-its-side-effects-a-report-of-2-cases
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Miguel Sá, José Miguel Cardoso, Hugo Reis, Marta Esteves, José Sampaio, Isabel Gouveia, Pilar Carballada, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The quadratus lumborum block was initially described in 2007 and aims at blocking the same nerves as the ones involved on the Transverse Abdominis Plane block, while accomplishing some visceral enervation as well due to closer proximity with the neuroaxis and sympathetic trunk. Given its versatility, we have successfully used it in a wide range of procedures. We report two cases where we believe the dispersion of local anesthetic is likely to have led to a previously undescribed complication...
May 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549310/segmentation-of-lumen-and-outer-wall-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-from-3d-black-blood-mri-with-a-registration-based-geodesic-active-contour-model
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Yan Wang, Florent Seguro, Evan Kao, Yue Zhang, Farshid Faraji, Chengcheng Zhu, Henrik Haraldsson, Michael Hope, David Saloner, Jing Liu
Segmentation of the geometric morphology of abdominal aortic aneurysm is important for interventional planning. However, the segmentation of both the lumen and the outer wall of aneurysm in magnetic resonance (MR) image remains challenging. This study proposes a registration based segmentation methodology for efficiently segmenting MR images of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The proposed methodology first registers the contrast enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA) and black-blood MR images, and then uses the Hough transform and geometric active contours to extract the vessel lumen by delineating the inner vessel wall directly from the CE-MRA...
May 19, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547929/tehran-s-tie-a-simple-trick-to-fix-the-trocar-to-the-abdominal-wall-and-close-the-entry-site-of-first-trocar-in-laparoscopic-surgery
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Bijan Mohammadhosseini
INTRODUCTION: Trocar dislodgment can occur frequently during minimally invasive surgery. Closing the entry port at the fascial layer after the end of a long laparoscopic surgery is time-consuming. Here, I introduce Tehran's Tie, a simple trick to overcome these problems. MATERIALS AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: After the first trocar site has been created with the open technique and before the first port is inserted, the fascial wound is grasped with a loop of nylon thread, similar to a transverse matrix suture...
May 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546813/a-case-of-urachal-carcinoma-of-the-abdominal-wall-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
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Takuya Yamazaki, Yasushi Nagaba, Yoshitaka Shimada, Yoshinori Taoka, Satoru Minamida, Dai Koguchi, Masahiro Hagiwara, Sho Watanuki, Hide Nagaba, Kazunari Yoshida, Yasuo Takeuchi
Urachal carcinoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor arising from the urachus in the fetus. We report a patient who developed urachal carcinoma 18 years after kidney transplantation. A 59-year-old man was admitted because of abdominal pain and massive ascites. He had undergone kidney transplantation 18 years earlier and had end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. Abdominal CT showed massive ascites and an abdominal wall cystic mass separated from the peritoneal cavity. Hemodialysis was started, and paralytic ileus was diagnosed and treated...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546044/endovascular-repair-of-thoraco-abdominal-and-arch-aneurysms-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease-using-branched-and-fenestrated-devices
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Rachel E Clough, Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Katrien Van Calster, Adrien Hertault, Rafaëlle Spear, Richard Azzaoui, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
INTRODUCTION: Prophylactic open surgery is the standard practice in patients with connective tissue and thoraco-abdominal (TAAA) and aortic arch disease. Branched and fenestrated devices offer a less invasive alternative but there are concerns regarding the durability of the repair and the effect of the stent graft on the fragile aortic wall. The aim of this study was to evaluate mid-term outcomes of fenestrated and/or branched endografting in patients with connective tissue disease. METHODS: All patients with connective tissue disease that underwent TAAA or arch aneurysm repair using a fenestrated and/or branched endograft in a single high volume centre between 2004 and 2015 were included...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544261/mechanical-properties-structure-bioadhesion-and-biocompatibility-of-pectin-hydrogels
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Pavel A Markov, Nikita S Krachkovsky, Eugene A Durnev, Ekaterina A Martinson, Sergey G Litvinets, Sergey V Popov
The surface structure, biocompatibility, textural and adhesive properties of calcium hydrogels derived from 1, 2 and 4% solutions of apple pectin were examined in this study. An increase in the pectin concentration in hydrogels was shown to improve their stability toward elastic and plastic deformation. The elasticity of pectin hydrogels, measured as Young's modulus, ranged from 6 to 100 kPa. The mechanical properties of the pectin hydrogels were shown to correspond to those of soft tissues. The characterization of surface roughness in terms of the roughness profile (Ra) and the root-mean-square deviation of the roughness profile (Rq) indicated an increased roughness profile for hydrogels depending on their pectin concentration...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541865/multipoint-suture-fixation-technique-for-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-with-component-separation-and-onlay-biological-mesh-placement
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Brad Denney, Jorge I de la Torre
Component separation with mesh reinforcement has become the primary modality for complex abdominal wall reconstruction. However, many fundamental questions remain unanswered, such as whether underlay versus overlay mesh placement is superior, and what is the best means of suture fixation technique for mesh placement? This study presents the senior author's technique for onlay biologic mesh placement with multipoint suture fixation in combination with component separation and its subsequent low recurrence rates...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541191/fast-numerical-simulation-of-focused-ultrasound-treatments-during-respiratory-motion-with-discontinuous-motion-boundaries
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Michael Schwenke, Joachim Georgii, Tobias Preusser
OBJECTIVE: Focused ultrasound (FUS) is rapidly gaining clinical acceptance for several target tissues in the human body. Yet, treating liver targets is not clinically applied due to a high complexity of the procedure (noninvasiveness, target motion, complex anatomy, blood cooling effects, shielding by ribs, and limited image-based monitoring). To reduce the complexity, numerical FUS simulations can be utilized for both treatment planning and execution. These use-cases demand highly accurate and computationally efficient simulations...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540824/establishment-of-a-scoring-system-for-predicting-the-difficulty-level-of-high-intensity-focussed-ultrasound-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids
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Zhongqiong Liu, Chunmei Gong, Yunchang Liu, Lian Zhang
PURPOSE: To establish a scoring system that predicts the difficulty level of high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and twenty-two patients with fibroids were enrolled. The energy efficiency factor (EEF) and sonication time were set as dependent variables, with factors possibly affecting EEF and sonication time including age, body mass index (BMI), the volume of fibroids, the location of the uterus, the type of fibroids, the signal intensity on the T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), the enhancement type, the thickness of the rectus abdominis and the subcutaneous fat layer, the distance from the anterior/posterior surface of the fibroid to the skin, and the abdominal wall scars were set as predictors for building optimal scaling regression models...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540077/role-of-molecular-imaging-with-positron-emission-tomographic-in-aortic-aneurysms
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Parmanand Singh, Zaid Almarzooq, Brian Salata, Richard B Devereux
Aortic aneurysms (AA) are often asymptomatic before the occurrence of acute, potentially fatal complications including dissection and/or rupture. Beyond aortic size, the ability to assess aortic wall characteristics and processes contributing to aneurysm development may allow improved selection of patients who may benefit from prophylactic surgical intervention. Current risk stratification for aneurysms relies upon routine noninvasive imaging of aortic size without assessing the underlying pathophysiologic processes, including features such as inflammation, which may be associated with aneurysm development and progression...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539259/congenital-anomalies-in-tunisia-frequency-and-risk-factors
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Meriem Aloui, Kaouther Nasri, Abdel Majid Ben Hamida, Raja Marrakchi, Soumeya Siala Gaïgi
BACKGROUND: Despite the high risk of recurrence of congenital malformations, there are no well-accepted preventive measures in developing countries like Tunisia. It is recommended that thorough epidemiological studies of congenital anomalies in this country are needed. The aim of this study is to assess the frequency and types of congenital anomalies in Tunisia and research some risk factors associated with occurrence of these anomalies. METHODS: In this retrospective study, all the fetuses who were autopsied during 21 years period from February 1991 to December 2011 (N=9678) at service of embryofetopathology in the Center of Maternity and Neonatology of Tunis (CMNT) were studied...
May 21, 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539044/the-effect-of-resveratrol-on-modulation-of-endothelial-cells-and-macrophages-for-rapid-vascular-regeneration-from-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds
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Zhihong Wang, Yifan Wu, Jianing Wang, Chuangnian Zhang, Hongyu Yan, Meifeng Zhu, Kai Wang, Chen Li, Qingbo Xu, Deling Kong
Rapid endothelialization is one key factor that determines the success of small diameter vascular grafts as an artery substitute in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Aimed to facilitate vascular regeneration, we developed a vascular scaffold loaded with resveratrol, which is a natural compound extracted from plants and showed multifaceted effects in cardiovascular protection. The tubular poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold was prepared by electrospinning with resveratrol in the PCL solution. In vitro assay demonstrated that resveratrol could be released from the scaffolds in a sustained and controlled manner...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538996/the-relationship-between-surface-curvature-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-wall-stress
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Sergio Ruiz de Galarreta, Aitor Cazon, Raúl Antón, Ender A Finol
The maximum diameter criterion is the most important factor when predicting risk of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). An elevated wall stress has also been linked to a high risk of aneurysm rupture, yet is an uncommon clinical practice to compute AAA wall stress. The purpose of this study is to assess whether other characteristics of the AAA geometry are statistically correlated with wall stress. Using in-house segmentation and meshing algorithms, thirty patient-specific AAA models were generated for finite element analysis...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538578/total-abdominal-wall-transplantation-an-anatomical-study-and-classification-system
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David Light, Neilendu Kundu, Risal Djohan, Cristiano Quintini, Namita Gandhi, Brian R Gastman, Richard Drake, Maria Siemionow, James E Zins
BACKGROUND: Candidates for multivisceral transplantation present with complex defects often beyond traditional reconstructive options. In this study, the authors describe a dissection technique for a total abdominal wall vascularized composite flap. In addition, the authors suggest a classification system for complex abdominal wall defects. METHODS: Forty fresh, cadaveric hemiabdomens were dissected, with care taken to preserve the iliofemoral, deep circumflex iliac, superficial circumflex iliac, deep inferior epigastric, and superficial inferior epigastric arteries and corresponding veins...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537779/simulation-model-for-laparoscopic-foregut-surgery-the-university-of-north-carolina-foregut-model
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Francisco Schlottmann, Neal S Murty, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: A significant gap presently exists between box-lap and virtual-reality simulators and live surgery. Live animal and cadaver use has significant downsides. We have developed a high fidelity, real tissue simulator that allows training in laparoscopic foregut operations. METHODS: Our foregut surgery model is based on porcine tissue blocks that include lungs, heart, aorta, esophagus, diaphragm, stomach, duodenum, liver, and spleen. The tissue block is mounted in a human mannequin and perfused with artificial blood...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537566/intramural-gastric-hematoma-imitating-a-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-case-report-and-literature-review
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Arkadiusz Spychała, Piotr Nowaczyk, Aleksandra Budnicka, Ewa Antoniewicz, Dawid Murawa
The article presents a case report of a patient with an intramural gastric hematoma. Diagnostic examinations were suggestive of a suspected gastrointestinal stromal tumor Normal image was observed in gastroscopic examination while abdominal CT scan revealed a nodular lesion along the greater curvature of the stomach extending from the posterior wall and adjoining the pancreas and the spleen. The patient was qualified for surgical treatment. Laparotomy was performed followed by total gastric resection and Roux-en-Y reconstruction of the gastrointestinal tract...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536487/current-status-and-challenges-in-sentinel-node-navigation-surgery-for-early-gastric-cancer
#17
Bang Wool Eom, Young-Il Kim, Hong Man Yoon, Soo-Jeong Cho, Jong Yeul Lee, Chan Gyoo Kim, Soo Jin Kim, Ji Yoon Rho, Seok Ki Kim, Myeong-Cherl Kook, Young-Woo Kim, Keun Won Ryu
Although a number of feasibility studies for sentinel node (SN) concepts in gastric cancer have been conducted since 2000, there remains a debate regarding detailed detection techniques and oncological safety. Two important multicenter phase II clinical trials were performed in Japan that used different methods and reached different conclusions; one confirmed acceptable results with a false-negative rate of 7%, and the other showed an unacceptably high false-negative rate of 46.4%. The Sentinel Node Oriented Tailored Approach (SENORITA) trial is a multicenter randomized controlled phase III trial being performed in Korea...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536342/-a-case-of-late-recurrence-of-breast-cancer-causing-multiple-organ-metastases-27-years-postoperatively
#18
Kimiyasu Yoneyama, Hiroshi Nakamura, Naotaka Tobe
The patient was a 77-year-old female with a history of treatment for cancer of the right breast 27 years earlier, who presented with a chief complaint of a subcutaneous mass in the left lower quadrant of her abdomen. A thorough examination revealed high breast cancer-related tumor marker values, and based on a computed tomography(CT)examination, a tentative diagnosis of multiple lung, liver, retroperitoneal, and abdominal wall metastases was made. Although there were multiple organ metastases, in view of the long interval before the recurrence, absence of any symptoms, and the patient's age, we initiated treatment by weekly administration of an aromatase inhibitor and trastuzumab...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536234/actinomycosis-presenting-as-an-anterior-abdominal-mass-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#19
Zainab Alhumoud, Amro Salem
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by different anaerobic Actinomyces species. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with a painless, slow growing, left upper abdominal mass that developed after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A CT scan and MRI of the abdomen revealed a desmoid tumour of the left rectus abdominis muscle.Surgical excision was performed with an uneventful postoperative course. The histological analysis of the specimen was inconsistent with a desmoid tumour and revealed an infection of Actinomyces israelii in the anterior abdominal wall that was confirmed with a microbiology culture...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535909/dynamic-simulation-and-doppler-ultrasonography-validation-of-blood-flow-behavior-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#20
Cristian C Botar, Árpád Á Tóth, Olivera R Klisurić, Dijana D Nićiforović, Viktorija A Vučaj Ćirilović, Viktor E Till
Criteria for rupture prediction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) are based only on the diameter of AAA. This method does not consider complex hemodynamic forces exerted on AAA wall. The methodology used in our study combines Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Three-dimensional vascular structures reconstructions were based on Computed Tomography (CT) images and CAD. CFD theory was used for mathematical modeling and simulations. In this way, dynamic behavior of blood flow in bounded three-dimensional space was described...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
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