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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738395/outcomes-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-corticosteroid-therapies-in-myasthenia-gravis
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Yun Jing, Xinxin Liu, Lei Yu, Ran Li
AIMS: To compare the long-term outcomes of non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis (MG) patients receiving pre-thymectomy (Pre-CS) or post-thymectomy corticosteroid (Post-CS) therapy. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, 41 patients with MG were treated with Pre-CS therapy, and 110 were treated with Post-CS therapy. RESULTS: In the MG cohorts, 9 of 40 patients (22.5%) in the Pre-CS group vs. 28 of 105 patients (26.7%) in the Post-CS group achieved a complete remission (CR) at 1 year, 29...
July 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738392/multiple-lymph-node-basin-drainage-in-trunk-melanoma-is-not-associated-with-survival-of-sentinel-lymph-node-positive-patients
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Simone Ribero, Simona Osella Abate, Sadro Pasquali, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, Lorenzo Borgognoni, Dario Piazzalunga, Nicola Solari, Mauro Schiavon, Paola Brandani, Luca Ansaloni, Erica Ponte, Francesco Silan, Antonio Sommariva, Francesco Bellucci, Giuseppe Macripò, Pietro Quaglino
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at investigating the prognostic role of multiple lymph node basin drainage (MLBD) in patients with positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy. BACKGROUND: MLBD is frequently observed in patients with trunk melanoma undergoing SLN. The prognostic value of MLBD in SLN-positive patients is still debated. METHODS: Retrospective data from 312 trunk melanoma patients with positive SLN biopsy (1991-2012) at 6 Italian referral centres were gathered in a multicentre database...
July 25, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738386/exercise-capacity-impairment-can-predict-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-liver-transplantation
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Clarissa Bentes de Araújo Magalhães, Ingrid Correia Nogueira, Liegina Silveira Marinho, Elizabeth F Daher, José Huygens P Garcia, Cyntia F G Viana, Pedro Felipe Carvalhedo de Bruin, Eanes Delgado Barros Pereira
BACKGROUND: Postoperative respiratory complications (PRCs) are common after liver transplantation (LT) and contribute significantly to the related morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to determine the incidence of PRCs after LT and the value of simple exercise capacity measures as independent predictors of PRCs. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of consecutive adults submitted to LT at a University Hospital in Fortaleza Brazil from March 2013 to March 2015...
July 22, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738381/cytological-criteria-to-distinguish-phyllodes-tumour-of-the-breast-from-fibroadenoma
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Robert M Maritz, Pamela M Michelow
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are significant differences between fibroadenomas and phyllodes tumours with regard to selected cytomorphological features. STUDY DESIGN: A 10-year retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent excision of a fibroadenoma or phyllodes tumour and in whom a preoperative fine-needle aspiration was performed. The following cytological criteria were assessed: number of stromal and epithelial fragments, stromal-to-epithelial ratio, stromal cellularity, stromal borders, stromal atypia, and proportion of background wavy spindled cells...
July 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737999/effect-of-laparotomy-on-the-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-dogs
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Emily J Skovira, Ellen N Behrend, Linda G Martin, Lee E Palmer, Robert J Kemppainen, Hollie P Lee
OBJECTIVE To assess effects of major abdominal surgery on serum cortisol and aldosterone and plasma canine ACTH (cACTH) concentrations. ANIMALS 39 healthy dogs undergoing laparotomy during veterinary student surgical laboratories. PROCEDURES Blood samples were obtained before and at completion of surgery. Serum cortisol and aldosterone and plasma cACTH concentrations were measured by use of validated radioimmunoassays. Changes in concentrations (postoperative concentration minus preoperative concentration) were calculated...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737598/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Jeffrey A Alten, Darren Klugman, Tia T Raymond, David S Cooper, Janet E Donohue, Wenying Zhang, Sara K Pasquali, Michael G Gaies
OBJECTIVES: In-hospital cardiac arrest occurs in 2.6-6% of children with cardiac disease and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Much remains unknown about cardiac arrest in pediatric cardiac ICUs; therefore, we aimed to describe cardiac arrest epidemiology in a contemporary multicenter cardiac ICU cohort. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis within the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. SETTING: Cardiac ICUs within 23 North American hospitals...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737560/influence-of-large-volume-liposuction-on-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-health-a-systematic-review
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Alexander M Sailon, J Roscoe Wasserburg, Rochelle R Kling, Christina M Pasick, Peter J Taub
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggesting that adipose tissue is a metabolically active tissue has generated debate on the effects of large-volume liposuction (LVL) on metabolic and cardiovascular health. Given the inconsistency in the literature, the authors performed a systematic review to identify available evidence in order to elucidate the potential impact of LVL on metabolic markers and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: A PubMed search using relevant keywords was conducted...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737555/l-shaped-septal-extension-spreader-graft-for-improvement-of-tip-symmetry-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-nose-deformities
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Serkan Sertel, Ioana-Irina Venara-Vulpe, François Gorostidi, Anthony de Buys Roessingh, Philippe Pasche
INTRODUCTION: The unilateral cleft lip nose is characterized by numerous complex and interdependent deformities. Secondary rhinoplasty techniques aim to correct cleft lip nose deformities by using multiple maneuvers combining septum and nasal spine medialization and alar cartilage, as well as soft tissue mobilization and repositioning. Moreover, cartilage grafting is frequently used to restore adequate tip projection and nasal symmetry. We present a technique of cartilage grafting commonly used in noncleft rhinoplasties that we modified for cases of moderate cleft lip nose deformities...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737554/standardized-protocol-for-virtual-surgical-plan-and-3-dimensional-surgical-template-assisted-single-stage-mandible-contour-surgery
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Xi Fu, Jia Qiao, Sabine Girod, Feng Niu, Jian Feng Liu, Gordon K Lee, Lai Gui
BACKGROUND: Mandible contour surgery, including reduction gonioplasty and genioplasty, has become increasingly popular in East Asia. However, it is technically challenging and, hence, leads to a long learning curve and high complication rates and often needs secondary revisions. The increasing use of 3-dimensional (3D) technology makes accurate single-stage mandible contour surgery with minimum complication rates possible with a virtual surgical plan (VSP) and 3-D surgical templates. This study is to establish a standardized protocol for VSP and 3-D surgical templates-assisted mandible contour surgery and evaluate the accuracy of the protocol...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737533/prophylactic-preoperative-laser-retinopexy-does-not-reduce-the-occurrence-of-rhegmatogenous-retinal-complications-in-macular-surgery
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Aakriti Garg, Jonathan S Chang, Gian Marco Tosi, Pierluigi Esposti, Royce W Chen, Jason Horowitz, Quan V Hoang, William M Schiff, Gaetano R Barile, Stanley Chang
PURPOSE: Knowledge on the utility of prophylactic 360° laser retinopexy before pars plana vitrectomy in the absence of peripheral retinal pathology is limited. This study compares the occurrence of rhegmatogenous events in the setting of small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with and without prophylactic preoperative laser. METHODS: Our multicenter, retrospective case-control analysis reviewed patients who underwent epiretinal membrane removal or macular hole repair through 23- or 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy: 205 controls who did not receive prophylactic laser and 176 cases who received preoperative prophylactic laser retinopexy anterior to the equator...
July 21, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737523/perioperative-management-of-severe-congenital-protein-c-deficiency
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Kentaro Watanabe, Motohiro Kato, Tetsuya Ishimaru, Mitsuteru Hiwatari, Tomonori Suzuki, Yoshihiro Minosaki, Junko Takita, Jun Fujishiro, Akira Oka
: Perioperative care of congenital protein C deficiency has not been well established. Here, we describe a patient with congenital protein C deficiency who underwent laparoscopic fundoplication and gastrostomy at 2 years of age. Preoperatively, we stopped warfarin, administered fresh frozen plasma, and activated protein C. These procedures were performed without bleeding or clotting events, and at 3 days after the procedures, we restarted warfarin. Several episodes of abdominal hemorrhage and purpura fulminans occurred 2-4 weeks postoperatively, and the events were managed conservatively...
July 21, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737451/long-term-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-nissen-versus-toupet-fundoplication-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Rebecca L Gunter, Amber L Shada, Luke M Funk, Xing Wang, Jacob A Greenberg, Anne O Lidor
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic fundoplication is the gold standard treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refractory to medical management. Although many studies have compared Nissen fundoplication (NF) to Toupet fundoplication (TF), it is unclear which operation provides the best long-term reflux control. The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes after NF versus TF. METHODS: Clinical data from our single academic institutional foregut database were used to identify patients who underwent NF or TF (June 2010 to May 2016)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737112/preoperative-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-predicts-perioperative-liver-related-complications-following-liver-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-metastases
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S Amptoulach, G Gross, C Sturesson, P Rissler, E Kalaitzakis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are limited data on the potential role of preoperative non-invasive markers, specifically the aspartate-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio and the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index, in predicting perioperative liver-related complications after hepatectomy for colorectal cancer metastases. METHODS: Patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal cancer metastases in a European institution during 2003-2010 were retrospectively enrolled...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737103/first-tarsometatarsal-joint-derotational-arthrodesis-for-flexible-hallux-valgus-results-from-follow-up-of-3-8%C3%A2-years
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T Klemola, O Savola, P Ohtonen, R Ojala, J Leppilahti
PURPOSE: We report 3- to 8-year follow-up results for the first tarsometatarsal joint derotational arthrodesis. METHODS: A total of 70 patients (88 feet) with symptomatic flexible hallux valgus were operated between 2003 and 2009. In all, 66 patients (94.3%) with 84 (95.5%) feet were enrolled in retrospective analysis; of those, 58 (87.9%) patients with 76 (90.5%) feet were followed for a mean of 5.1 (range: 3.0-8.3) years. Preoperative, 6 week postoperative, and late follow-up weightbearing radiographs were evaluated along with clinical examination and questionnaires...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736686/evaluating-changes-in-ocular-redness-using-a-novel-automated-method
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Francisco Amparo, Jia Yin, Antonio Di Zazzo, Tulio Abud, Ula V Jurkunas, Pedram Hamrah, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To evaluate interobserver concordance in measured ocular redness among a group of raters using an objective computer-assisted method (ocular redness index [ORI]) and a group of clinicians using an ordinal comparative scale. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to evaluate ocular redness in clinical photographs of 12 patients undergoing pterygium surgery. Photographs were acquired preoperatively, and at 1 week and 1 month postoperatively. One group of clinicians graded conjunctival redness in the photographs using an image-based comparative scale...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736641/bone-marrow-tolerance-during-postoperative-chemotherapy-in-colorectal-carcinomas
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Neil B Newman, Rebecca A Moss, Nell Maloney-Patel, Kristen Donohue, Teresa V Brown, Michael J Nissenblatt, Shou-En Lu, Salma K Jabbour
BACKGROUND: This study seeks to quantify and compare bone marrow tolerance during postoperative chemotherapy therapy between rectal cancer vs. colon cancer patients. During rectal cancer treatment, patients receive neoadjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) irradiation which can exacerbate the hematologic toxicity (HT) via incidental irradiation of the pelvic bone marrow (PBM) during myelosuppressive postoperative chemotherapy. In contrast, colon cancer patients receive the same postoperative myelosuppressive chemotherapy but do not routinely receive preoperative chemoradiation therapy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736350/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-endoscopic-endonasal-pituitary-and-skull-base-surgery
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Laura Milanese, Matteo Zoli, Giacomo Sollini, Chiara Martone, Corrado Zenesini, Carmelo Sturiale, Paolo Farneti, Giorgio Frank, Ernesto Pasquini, Diego Mazzatenta
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative infection is a potentially dramatic consequence in endoscopic endonasal surgery. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of our intraoperative antibiotic prophylaxis, analyzing the risk factors of postoperative meningitis in our series. METHODS: Each endoscopic endonasal procedure performed since 1998 in patients with no preoperative infections and a follow-up longer than 30 days have been included and retrospectively reviewed. Antibiotic protocol consisted in single antibiotic administration of ampicillin/sulbactam 3 g or cefazolin 2 g on induction, no postoperative administrations have been performed after 2005...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736348/pathological-progression-possible-origin-and-management-of-multiple-primary-intracranial-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-a-case-report
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Jingwei Cao, Wenzhe Xu, Zhenhui Du, Bin Sun, Feng Li, Yuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) are extremely rare malignant tumors with no previous reports of multiple ones in the literatures. CASE DESCRIPTION: The clinical presentation, preoperative and reexamined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, as well as the histopathological studies of a 56-year-old female subject with multiple intracranial NECs mimicking multiple intracranial meningiomas, who underwent three operations with left parietal craniotomy, right occipital parietal craniotomy, and left frontal craniotomy, separately and chronologically are presented in this article...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736345/preoperative-frailty-score-predicts-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-following-cranial-neurosurgery
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Samuel B Tomlinson, Keaton Piper, Kristopher T Kimmell, Edward Vates
BACKGROUND: Evaluating preoperative frailty is critical for guiding shared surgical decision-making. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel preoperative frailty index for prediction of adverse outcomes following cranial neurosurgery procedures. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried for all cranial neurosurgery cases from 2006-2014. Sequential univariate and multivariate testing was used to identify significant independent predictors of 30-day mortality...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736318/psma-targeted-18-f-dcfpyl-pet-ct-in-the-preoperative-staging-of-men-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-phase-ii-single-center-study
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Michael A Gorin, Steven P Rowe, Hiten D Patel, Igor Vidal, Margarita Mana-Ay, Mehrbod S Javadi, Lilja B Solnes, Ashley E Ross, Edward M Schaeffer, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Alan W Partin, Kenneth J Pienta, Zsolt Szabo, Angelo M De Marzo, Martin G Pomper, Mohamad E Allaf
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance of PSMA-targeted (18)F-DCFPyL PET/CT in the preoperative staging of men at high risk of harboring metastatic prostate cancer despite a negative conventional staging evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Men with clinically localized high or very-high risk prostate cancer were imaged with (18)F-DCFPyL PET/CT prior to undergoing radical prostatectomy with a standardized pelvic lymph node dissection. PET/CT scans were interpreted by two blinded nuclear medicine readers and were assessed for inter-reader variability as well as diagnostic accuracy for pelvic lymph node staging...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
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