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US-guided Surgery

Christopher F A Benjamin, Alexa X Li, Hal Blumenfeld, R Todd Constable, Rafeed Alkawadri, Stephan Bickel, Christoph Helmstaedter, Stefano Meletti, Richard Bronen, Simon K Warfield, Jurriaan M Peters, David Reutens, Monika Połczyńska, Dennis D Spencer, Lawrence J Hirsch
The goal of this study was to document current clinical practice and report patient outcomes in presurgical language functional MRI (fMRI) for epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy surgical programs worldwide were surveyed as to the utility, implementation, and efficacy of language fMRI in the clinic; 82 programs responded. Respondents were predominantly US (61%) academic programs (85%), and evaluated adults (44%), adults and children (40%), or children only (16%). Nearly all (96%) reported using language fMRI. Surprisingly, fMRI is used to guide surgical margins (44% of programs) as well as lateralize language (100%)...
March 12, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
Yu-Mee Sohn, Mirinae Seo
PURPOSE: To compare breast stiffness based on shear-wave elastography (SWE) quantitative parameters with histopathologic results diagnosed by ultrasound (US)-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) to determine their association with upgrade rates after surgical excision or follow-up US as well as clinico-radiologic differences between upgrade and non-upgrade groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 225 breast lesions from 225 patients, including 159 benign lesions, 38 high risk lesions and 28 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosed by US-guided CNB...
March 3, 2018: Clinical Imaging
Yiqiang Yu, Hua Lu, Jiao Sun
Magnesium (Mg) based materials are the focus of research for use as degradable materials in orthopedics and cranio-maxillofacial surgery. However, corrosion rate control and biosecurity are still the key questions that need solving prior to their clinical applications. In the present study, as-rolled high-purity magnesium (HP Mg, 99.99 wt.%) screws were implanted in rabbit tibiae for over 52 weeks in order to investigate their long-term in vivo evolution and the local and systemic effects of their degradation products...
March 2, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Piotr Szkodziak, Filip Szkodziak, Kamila Trzeciak, Piotr Czuczwar
Uterine fibroids are benign uterine tumors. In women during the reproductive period, uterine fibroids occur in about 25%, whereas after this time, they are observed in more than 40% of women. In the majority of women (about 20-50%), such tumors do not cause discomfort and do not require treatment. Asymptomatic uterine fibroids usually undergo only regular medical control, whereas symptomatic fibroids are an indication for treatment. Current treatment methods include surgical, pharmacological and minimally invasive treatment...
December 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Marco Calandri, Carlo Gazzera, Steven Yevich, Katia Lapenna, Maria Marenco, Andrea Veltri, Gianluca Paraluppi, Paolo Fonio
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous ablation for HCC hepatic recurrence along surgical resection margins to achieve complete cure or bridge for additional treatment. No current recommendations exist for these lesions. METHODS: Retrospective review of post-surgical recurrent HCC located along surgical margins treated by percutaneous ultrasound-guided ablation from 2006-2014. Ablation was performed by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), selected for recurrence in proximity to extrahepatic organs...
February 21, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
Sooyoung Cho, Youn Jin Kim, Kyungah Jeong, Hye-Sung Moon
PURPOSE: Rectus sheath block (RSB) is an anterior abdominal wall block that reduces postoperative pain associated with midline incisions. This study aims to investigate the effect of ultrasound-guided bilateral RSB (US-BRSB) on postoperative pain and analgesic consumption in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients who underwent laparoscopic gynecologic surgery were allocated to RSB (n = 30) or control (n = 30) group. A bilateral US-BRSB procedure (30 ml of 0...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Haramritpal Kaur, Poonam Arora, Gurpreet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Shobha Aggarwal, Mukesh Kumar
Background and Aims: Pectoral nerve block (Pecs) using local anesthetic (LA) agent is a newer analgesic technique for breast surgeries. This study further evaluates the effect of addition of dexmedetomidine to LA agent on total duration of analgesia and postoperative morphine consumption. Material and Methods: A total of 60 American Society of Anesthesiologist Grade I and II female patients with age ≥18 years, scheduled for oncological breast surgery, were enrolled in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Sarina Levy-Mendelovich, Assaf Arie Barg, Nurit Rosenberg, Einat Avishai, Jacob Luboshitz, Mudi Misgav, Gili Kenet, Tami Livnat
INTRODUCTION: Congenital factor V deficiency (FVD) is a rare bleeding disorder with an estimated incidence of 1 in 1000,000 in the general population. Since the common coagulation tests do not correlate with the bleeding tendency there is an unmet need to predict FVD patients' bleeding hazard prior to surgical interventions. AIM: To optimize treatment prior to surgical interventions, using global coagulation assays, thrombin generation (TG) and rotating thromboelastogram (ROTEM)...
February 2, 2018: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
Jerica Novak, Nikola Besic, Radan Dzodic, Barbara Gazic, Andrej Vogrin
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent changes in the treatment of the axilla in selected breast cancer patient, positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) in patients undergoing mastectomy still necessitates axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). In invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), pre-operative detection of the lymph node metastasis may be demanding due to its unique morphology. The aim of this study was to examine the benefit of preoperative axillary ultrasound (AUS), ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB), and intra-operative imprint cytology (IIC), in order to avoid two-stage axillary surgery in patients with ILC undergoing mastectomy...
February 5, 2018: BMC Cancer
S Ceruti, L Anselmi, B Minotti, D Franceschini, J Aguirre, A Borgeat, A Saporito
BACKGROUND: Significant hypotension is frequent after spinal anaesthesia and fluid administration as therapy is usually empirical. Inferior vena cava (IVC) ultrasound (US) is effective to assess fluid responsiveness in critical care patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the IVCUS-guided volume optimization to prevent post-spinal hypotension. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, cohort study, 160 patients scheduled for surgery under spinal anaesthesia were randomized into a study group (IVCUS-group), consisting of an IVCUS analysis before spinal anaesthesia with IVCUS-guided volume management and a control group (group C) with no IVCUS assessment...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Unai García de Cortázar, Sabino Padilla, Enrique Lobato, Diego Delgado, Mikel Sánchez
The radial nerve is the most frequently injured nerve in the upper extremity. Numerous options in treatment have been described for radial nerve injury, such as neurolysis, nerve grafts, or tendon transfers. Currently, new treatment options are arising, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), an autologous product with proved therapeutic effect for various musculoskeletal disorders. We hypothesized that this treatment is a promising alternative for this type of nerve pathology. The patient was a healthy 27-year-old man who suffered a deep and long cut in the distal anterolateral region of the right arm...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Tian-Jian Liu, Fang Shen, Chao Zhang, Pin-Tong Huang, Yong-Jian Zhu
BACKGROUND: Standard fluoroscopic guidance (C-arm fluoroscopy) has been routinely used for intraoperative localization of spinal level for surgical removal of intraspinal tumour, while it is not suitable for selected patients, e.g. pregnant women, who need to avoid radiation exposure. Fusion imaging of real-time ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a radiation-free technique which has been reported to have good localization accuracy in managing several conditions. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old pregnant patient, presented with a progressively aggravating lower back pain for 20 days and was incapable of lying supine with lower extremities swelling for 1 week, was referred to our hospital in her 18th week of gestation...
January 30, 2018: European Spine Journal
Chan Park, Chong Hyun Suh, Ji Eun Shin, Jung Hwan Baek
BACKGROUND: Understanding the characteristics of the middle cervical sympathetic ganglion (MCSG) may minimize procedure-related complications and maximize efficacy during surgery or ultrasound (US)-guided procedures. The location and detection rate of the MCSG were variable in small population studies. Therefore, a large population study or meta-analysis could give more information about the MCSG. OBJECTIVES: We aim to review the published literature and evaluate the anatomical features of the MCSG, including the detection rate, location, size, and a normal variation, and to review the clinical relevance of MCSG for procedures including, US-guided ganglion block, ethanol ablation (EA), or radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
January 2018: Pain Physician
Artem Rozumenko, Valentyn Kliuchka, Volodymir Rozumenko, Vera Semenova, Sergii Kolesnyk, Zoja Fedorenko
The increased interest in the application of lasers in neuro-oncology prompted us to present our experience of using the laser technologies in the treatment of cerebral gliomas. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of image-guided laser surface thermal therapy (LSTT) and its influence on survival of patients with glioblastoma (GBM).Data of 91 patients (49 males, 42 females, mean age 51.4 years, range 23-70 years) with supratentorial GBMs located in close vicinity to or within the eloquent brain areas were retrospectively analyzed...
January 22, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
Md Kabirul Islam
OBJECTIVES: Background and aim: This study has been conducted to determine the clinical presentations and surgical outcome of patients with OA admitted in a tertiary level hospital in Bangladesh. METHODS: A prospective analysis was conducted for 32 patients with confirmed OA between July 2007 and June 2015. Of them surgical correction was done in 25 cases. The other 7, in whom surgery could not be done, were excluded from the study. RESULTS: Of the 25 cases, that had been operated, 15 were full term and 52% were more than 48 hours old...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Vito Chianca, Domenico Albano, Carmelo Messina, Federico Midiri, Giovanni Mauri, Alberto Aliprandi, Michele Catapano, Lorenzo Carlo Pescatori, Cristian Giuseppe Monaco, Salvatore Gitto, Anna Pisani Mainini, Angelo Corazza, Santi Rapisarda, Grazia Pozzi, Antonio Barile, Carlo Masciocchi, Luca Maria Sconfienza
Rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy (RCCT) is a very common condition caused by the presence of calcific deposits in the rotator cuff (RC) or in the subacromial-subdeltoid (SASD) bursa when calcification spreads around the tendons. The pathogenetic mechanism of RCCT is still unclear. It seems to be related to cell-mediated disease in which metaplastic transformation of tenocytes into chondrocytes induces calcification inside the tendon of the RC. RCCT is a frequent finding in the RC that may cause significant shoulder pain and disability...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, Nilan Naik, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
PURPOSE: Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a rare, aggressive form of breast cancer with limited data to guide management. This study of a large, contemporary US database described national practice patterns and addressed the impact of radiotherapy (RT) on survival. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried (2004-2013) for women with non-metastatic MBC. Multivariable logistic regression ascertained factors associated with RT administration. Kaplan-Meier analysis evaluated overall survival (OS) between patients treated with either lumpectomy or mastectomy with or without RT, while substratifying patients into pT1-2N0 and pT3-4/N+ subcohorts...
January 10, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Chao Liu, Ligang Wang, Xiangmeng He, Yujun Xu, Dong Lu, Peipei Li, Rongbin Lv, Yong Feng, Ming Liu, Chengli Li
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic carcinoma is a common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Biopsy is often required for the initial diagnosis of pancreatic masses. Biopsy can be performed endoscopically or percutaneously with computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) guidance. MRI offers many inherent advantages over CT and US. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To prospectively evaluate the feasibility, accuracy, and safety of MRI-guided percutaneous coaxial cutting needle biopsy of pancreatic lesions using an open 1...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Mirna Šimurina, Noortje de Haan, Frano Vučković, Nicholas A Kennedy, Jerko Štambuk, David Falck, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Florent Clerc, Genadij Razdorov, Anna Khon, Anna Latiano, Renata D'Incà, Silvio Danese, Stephan Targan, Carol Landers, Marla Dubinsky, Dermot P B McGovern, Vito Annese, Manfred Wuhrer, Gordan Lauc
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Causes of inflammatory bowel diseases are not well understood and the most prominent forms, Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are sometimes hard to distinguish. Glycosylation of IgG has been associated with CD and UC. IgG Fc-glycosylation affects IgG effector functions. We evaluated changes in IgG Fc-glycosylation associated with UC and CD, as well as with disease characteristics in different patient groups. METHODS: We analyzed 3441 plasma samples obtained from 2 independent cohorts of patients with CD (874 patients in Italy and 391 in the United States) or UC (1056 in Italy and 253 in the US and healthy individuals [controls]; 427 in Italy and 440 in the United States)...
January 6, 2018: Gastroenterology
H Sadeghian, R Motiei-Langroudi
INTRODUCTION: Nerve root block (NRB) and facet block (FB) are viable options for pain arising from facet and lumbar disc herniation (LDH) not responding to conservative therapy but still not suitable for surgery. Classically, they are performed under fluoroscopy and computed tomography (CT) guidance, which have the disadvantages of radiation exposure and limited accessibility. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of US guided FB and NRB in patients suffering from facet arthropathy and LDH...
February 2018: Radiography
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