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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236280/intracranial-abscess-formation-following-sphenoid-sinus-occlusion-with-nasoseptal-flap-skull-base-reconstruction-a-cautionary-tale
#1
George S Tarasidis, Jeremiah A Alt, Richard R Orlandi
The formation of an intracranial abscess secondary to sphenoid sinus occlusion after nasoseptal flap skull base reconstruction has not been previously described. We report such a case that occurred at our institution in a 23-year-old man who underwent flap reconstruction for a cerebrospinal fluid leak. We determined that occlusion of the sphenoid sinus outflow might have played a role in this complication. The patient was treated via a combined surgical and medical approach that entailed a bur-hole craniotomy and endoscopic debridement followed by administration of an intravenous antibiotic...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236207/factors-related-to-disagreement-in-implant-size-between-preoperative-ct-based-planning-and-the-actual-implants-used-intraoperatively-for-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Takeshi Ogawa, Masaki Takao, Takashi Sakai, Nobuhiko Sugano
PURPOSE: In total hip arthroplasty, prediction of the optimal implant size is important in order to prevent perioperative complications. However, it is not easy to achieve complete agreement between the planned size and the actual size required appropriate implant fit. No previous report has adequately discussed the factors related to mismatch between predicted and actual implant sizes. The purpose was to report the results of a single surgeon case series of patients undergoing THA using computed tomography (CT)-based templating and the possible factors related to implant size mismatch...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235011/comparative-effectiveness-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-morbidly-obese-super-obese-and-super-super-obese-patients-for-the-treatment-of-morbid-obesity
#3
Ilhan Ece, Huseyin Yilmaz, Husnu Alptekin, Serdar Yormaz, Bayram Colak, Farise Yilmaz, Mustafa Sahin
BACKGROUNDS: The management of super-super obese patients is challenging for bariatric surgeons. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is feasible as two-stage treatment for high-risk patients. However, its efficacy as a stand-alone procedure in super-super obese (SSO) patients is controversial. The study objective was to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of LSG in super-obese (SO) and SSO patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of consecutive patients undergoing LSG...
December 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235004/surgical-resection-vs-ablative-therapies-through-a-laparoscopic-approach-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-comparative-study
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Roberto Santambrogio, Matteo Barabino, Savino Bruno, Nicolò Mariani, Nirvana Maroni, Emanuela Bertolini, Giuseppe Franceschelli, Enrico Opocher
BACKGROUND: When compatible with the liver functional reserve, laparoscopic hepatic resection remains the treatment of choice for hepatocellular carcinoma while laparoscopic ablation therapies appear as a promising less invasive alternative. The aim of the study is to compare two homogeneous groups of patients submitted to either hepatic resection or thermoablation for the treatment of single hepatocellular carcinoma (≤ 3 cm). METHODS: We enrolled 264 cirrhotic patients out of 905 cases consecutively evaluated for hepatocellular carcinoma...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234998/reduction-of-cardiopulmonary-renal-complications-with-serum-bnp-guided-volume-status-management-in-posthepatectomy-patients
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Sameer H Patel, Bradford J Kim, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Yun Shin Chun, Claudius Conrad, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: After hepatectomy, over- and under-resuscitations induce cardiopulmonary complications and acute kidney injury, respectively, leading to significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. Unlike serum chemistries or urine output, serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels have been shown to accurately reflect current intravascular fluid balance without influence from alterations of hormonal axes. Based on these data, this study was designed to measure the impact of a serum BNP-guided hepatobiliary fluid protocol on the incidence of posthepatectomy cardiopulmonary/renal complications...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234941/short-term-surgical-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-laparoscopic-versus-open-gastrectomy-with-d2-lymph-node-dissection-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yan Shi, Xianhui Xu, Yongliang Zhao, Feng Qian, Bo Tang, Yingxue Hao, Huaxing Luo, Jun Chen, Peiwu Yu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) has gained acceptance as one of the best treatments for early gastric cancer. However, the application of LAG with D2 lymph node dissection in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains controversial. METHODS: We launched a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and open gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection for locally AGC to evaluate technical safety and oncologic feasibility...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234855/pedicle-de-epithelialization-in-reduction-mammoplasty-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#7
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Steven A Ovadia, Eric Bishop, Yasmina Zoghbi, Renee Gasgarth, Wrood Kassira, Seth R Thaller
BACKGROUND: Reduction mammoplasty is among the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. The reduction pedicle is traditionally de-epithelialized. Many practitioners propose that preservation of the subdermal blood supply results in improved circulation for the nipple-areolar complex. However, this is a time-consuming step of the procedure. Presumed benefits have not been definitively demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current evidence regarding pedicle de-epithelialization in inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty...
December 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234747/flapless-vs-flapped-implant-insertion-in-patients-with-controlled-type-2-diabetes-subjected-to-delayed-loading-1-year-follow-up-results-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kaushal Kishor Agrawal, Jitendra Rao, Mohd Anwar, Kalpana Singh, D Himanshu
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of dental implants placed following full-thickness flap surgery with flapless surgery in controlled type 2 diabetic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 92 controlled type 2 diabetic patients, who needed missing mandibular first molars to be replaced by implants, were selected for a single-centre, parallel group, double-blinded randomised controlled trial. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups: flap (46 patients) vs flapless (46 patients) implant placement...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234733/late-sterile-abscess-formation-in-carotid-endarterectomy-following-use-of-bioglue-a-word-of-caution
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A Singh, M Wyatt, M Clarke, L Wales
Introduction: BioGlue (CryoLife Inc., Kennesaw, GA) is a commonly used surgical adhesive, designed to achieve haemostasis following large vessel cardiovascular operations. Report: An 88-year-old female presents with an enlarging right sided neck mass 9 months after carotid endarterectomy with bovine pericardial patch repair which utilised BioGlue seal the patch suture line. Conclusion: BioGlue should be used properly and with caution. In cases of late wound complication following BioGlue use, simple drainage, debridement, and removal of BioGlue remnants may be a satisfactory approach...
2017: EJVES Short Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234657/social-profile-and-cost-analysis-of-deep-infection-following-total-hip-replacement-surgery
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Vera Lucia Frazão, Helder de Souza Miyahara, Ricardo Akihiro Kirihara, Ana Lucia Lei Munhoz Lima, Alberto Tesconi Croci, José Ricardo Negreiros Vicente
Objective: To characterize the socio-economic and demographic profile of patients undergoing surgery for revision total hip arthroplasty regarding the diagnosis of deep prosthetic infection. Methods: Twenty patients were retrospectively studied, admitted in the period between 2009 and 2010 by the Hip Surgery Group with the diagnosis of deep prosthetic infection, whose proposed treatment was surgical. This study was carried out in the presence of the patient by completing two forms applied by the social worker of the Group...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234652/polypropylene-prosthesis-for-the-treatment-of-fingertip-injuries-description-of-surgical-technique-and-results
#11
Leandro Azevedo de Figueiredo, Rafael de Souza Ribeiro, Antonio Leão Bandeira de Melo, André Luiz Lima, Bernardo Barcellos Terra, Fernando Carvalho Ventim
Objective: Report the results of treatment of fingertip injuries and describe this reproducible and low cost surgical technique, which utilizes a polypropylene prosthesis that temporarily replaces the nail and is placed on the area of injury, providing protection and encouragement for healing by secondary intention. Method: This study evaluated 22 patients with traumatic injuries of the fingertips in the period from January 2012 to December 2015. All procedures were performed by the same surgeon...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234651/dorsal-capsulodesis-associated-with-arthoscopy-assisted-scapholunate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-palmaris-longus-tendon-graft
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Victor Bignatto Carvalho, Carlos Henrique Vieira Ferreira, Andresa Ramires Hoshino, Viviane Alves Bernardo, Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero, Márcio Aurélio Aita
Objectives: To measure the quality of life, the time to work return, and clinical, functional, and radiographic parameters of patients treated with dorsal capsulodesis associated with scapholunate (SL) reconstruction, assisted by arthroscopy. Methods: From January 2015 to September 2016, 14 adult patients with SL dissociation underwent surgical treatment with the SL reconstruction procedure assisted by arthroscopy, using the new technique proposed in this study...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234646/a-retrospective-analysis-of-surgically-treated-complex-proximal-femur-fractures-with-proximal-femoral-locking-compression-plate
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Syed Ibrahim, Jimmy Joseph Meleppuram
Objective: Analyze the outcomes of proximal femoral locking compression plate (PF-LCP) in these complex fractures. Methods: This study retrospectively analyzed 21 proximal femoral fractures treated with PF-LCP from June 2013 to February 2015. There were 15 females (71%) and six males (29%) with an average age of 61.4 years (range: 34-80 years). The peritrochanteric fractures constituted by intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures were classified by the Boyd and Griffin classification and Seinshemier's classification, respectively...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234644/prophylaxis-with-nasal-decolonization-in-patients-submitted-to-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
David Sadigursky, Henrique Santos Pires, Saulo Américo Caldas Rios, Francisco Luiz Borja Rodrigues Filho, Gustavo Castro de Queiroz, Mateus Lemos Azi
Despite the evolution of the total knee and hip arthroplasty surgery, high postoperative complication rates in the short and long term still persist. Infection is one of the most challenging complications; due to its gravity and treatment difficulties, prophylaxis protocols have been created to decrease its incidence. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the prophylaxis protocol for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decolonization of the nares in patients previously identified by swab cultures, who were to be submitted to a total joint arthroplasty...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234619/delayed-pulmonary-artery-rupture-after-using-bioglue-in-cardiac-surgery
#15
Wongi Woo, Soonchang Hong, Tae-Hoon Kim, Min-Young Baek, Suk-Won Song
A 56-year-old woman, who underwent cardiac surgery 3 months previously, presented to the emergency room with pulmonary artery rupture due to the cytotoxic effects of BioGlue (CryoLife Inc., Kennesaw, GA, USA). She was successfully treated with surgical management. Although surgical glue can be effectively used for hemostasis, it can induce delayed vascular complications. Therefore, surgical glue should be used cautiously.
December 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234608/location-of-ruptured-bullae-in-secondary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#16
Jinseok Choi, Hyo Yeong Ahn, Yeong Dae Kim, Hoseok, Jeong Su Cho, Jonggeun Lee
Background: The surgical treatment of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) can be complicated by fragile lung parenchyma. The preoperative prediction of air leakage could help prevent intraoperative lung injury during manipulation of the lung. Common sites of bulla development and ruptured bullae were investigated based on computed tomography (CT) and intraoperative findings. Methods: The study enrolled 208 patients with SSP who underwent air leak control through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234545/minimal-surgical-management-of-penile-paraffinoma-after-subcutaneous-penile-paraffin-injection
#17
Athanasios E Dellis, Konstantinos Nastos, Demetrios Mastorakos, Dionysios Dellaportas, Athanasios Papatsoris, Panagiotis T Arkoumanis
Objectives: To describe our reconstructive technique, without flap or graft use, after penile self-augmentation with injected substances, such as paraffin, which are still performed with unfortunate consequences. Patient and methods: Successful single-stage minimal surgical management of an already twice unsuccessfully managed ulcerative penile paraffinoma in a 38-year-old Greek man. Results: The patient was discharged with no postoperative complications, with a five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function score of 23/25 (i...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234525/invasive-candida-infection-after-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-surgery-for-gastric-cancer
#18
Evgeni Brotfain, Gilbert Sebbag, Michael Friger, Boris Kirshtein, Abraham Borer, Leonid Koyfman, Dmitry Frank, Yoav Bichovsky, Jochanan G Peiser, Moti Klein
Upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) surgical procedures are more likely to cause nosocomial Candida peritonitis than lower GIT procedures and they thus constitute an independent risk factor for mortality. Because of the severity of postsurgical fungal infections complications, intensivists and surgeons need to be extremely aware of their clinical importance in critically ill postsurgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We analyzed the clinical and microbiological data of 149 oncologic patients who were hospitalized in the ICU at Soroka Medical Center between January 2010 and January 2015 after undergoing upper GIT surgery for gastric cancer...
2017: International Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234225/a-new-surgical-technique-of-intra-scleral-tube-fixation-in-ahmed-glaucoma-valve-implantation-scleral-sleeve-method
#19
Charudutt Kalamkar, Nishant Radke, Amrita Mukherjee, Snehal Radke
Purpose: To present a new surgical technique 'Scleral Sleeve Method' which would reduce the risk of Ahmed Glaucoma Valve (AGV) tube related complications in patients undergoing AGV FP7 (New World Medical Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA) for refractory glaucoma. Design: Prospective, Non-Randomized, hospital based interventional case series. Subjects: A total of 16 eyes of adult patients (10 males and 6 females) with refractory glaucoma. Methods: Instead of using sutures to fix the AGV tube to sclera, we devised a novel method of intra-scleral tube fixation by creating a scleral tunnel fashioned in form of sleeve...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234040/efficacy-and-safety-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-pulmonary-metastases-from-osteosarcoma-experience-in-73-patients
#20
Wenxi Yu, Zimei Liu, Lina Tang, Feng Lin, Yang Yao, Zan Shen
Osteosarcoma pulmonary metastases are typically treated with resection and/or chemotherapy. We hypothesize that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) can be an alternative to surgery that can achieve high rates of local control with limited toxicity. From January 2005 to December 2013, 73 patients who developed pulmonary metastasis during period of adjuvant chemotherapy or follow-up were analyzed. 33 patients were treated by stereotactic radiosurgery using the body gamma-knife system. A total dose of 50 Gy was delivered at 5 Gy/fraction to the 50% isodose line covering the planning target volume, whereas a total dose of 70 Gy was delivered at 7 Gy/fraction to the gross target volume...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
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