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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439675/a-pilot-study-assessing-the-efficacy-of-posterior-tibial-nerve-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-low-anterior-resection-syndrome
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V Vigorita, S Rausei, P Troncoso Pereira, I Trostchansky, A Ruano Poblador, E Moncada Iribarren, C Facal Alvarez, A de San Ildefonso Pereira, E Casal Núñez
BACKGROUND: Low anterior resection for rectal cancer often results in severe bowel dysfunction, specifically low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), with symptoms such as incontinence, urgency, and frequent bowel movements. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) resulted in a high rate of success in patients with fecal incontinence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment with PTNS in LARS and to identify predictors of the outcome of the technique. METHODS: The study was conducted from May 2012 to April 2015 at the Alvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, University Hospital Complex of Vigo, Spain...
April 24, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
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Flavio Giordano, Anna Zicca, Carmen Barba, Renzo Guerrini, Lorenzo Genitori
Indications for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy include focal, multifocal epilepsy, drop attacks (tonic/atonic seizures), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related multifocal epilepsy, and unsuccessful resective surgery. Surgical outcome is about 50-60% for seizures control, and may also improve mood, cognition, and memory. On this basis, VNS has also been proposed for the treatment of major depression and Alzheimer's' disease. The vagus nerve stimulator must be implanted with blunt technique on the left side to avoid cardiac side effects through the classic approach for anterior cervical discectomy...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371160/short-term-outcome-of-percutaneous-tibial-nerve-stimulation-for-low-anterior-resection-syndrome-results-of-a-pilot-study
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D F Altomare, A Picciariello, C Ferrara, R Digennaro, Y Ribas, M De Fazio
AIM: Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is a minimally invasive procedure, which has been demonstrated to be effective in faecal/urinary incontinence, but has never been tested in Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS). The severity of LARS may be evaluated by the LARS-score, but rectal cancer treatments may also affect urinary and sexual function, which are not explored by the LARS-score. The TAPE-score is a new validated index addressing the overall pelvic-floor functions...
March 29, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338162/-risk-factor-analysis-of-low-anterior-resection-syndrome-after-anal-sphincter-preserving-surgery-for-rectal-carcinoma
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Fan Liu, Peng Guo, Zhanlong Shen, Zhidong Gao, Shan Wang, Yingjiang Ye
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors of low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) after anal sphincter preserving surgery (SPS) for rectal cancer patients. METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of rectal cancer patients who underwent SPS from January 2010 to June 2014 in Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, were retrospectively analyzed. Patients receiving permanent colostomy and local resection were excluded...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332088/simple-technique-of-repair-for-barlow-syndrome-with-posterior-resection-and-chordal-transfer-via-minimally-invasive-approach-primary-experience-in-a-consecutive-series-of-22-patients
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H Kamiya, Payam Akhyari, J-P Minol, A C Ites, T Weinreich, S Sixt, P Rellecke, U Boeken, A Albert, A Lichtenberg
OBJECTIVE: Current techniques for mitral valve repair (MVR) in Barlow's disease require high level of surgical expertise due to a complex anatomy. A novel and simple standardized technique that particularly considers the pathological changes of the mitral valve in Barlow's disease has been developed. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 22 patients underwent minimally invasive MVR for Barlow's disease and severe mitral regurgitation (MR). A simple, standardized technique was applied, including resection of P2 segment of posterior mitral leaflet (PML) with preservation of the shortest chordae, transfer of the preserved chordae to A2, and implantation of a semi-rigid open ring...
March 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298060/a-cadaveric-model-evaluating-the-influence-of-bony-anatomy-and-the-effectiveness-of-partial-scapulectomy-on-decompression-of-the-scapulothoracic-space-in-snapping-scapula-syndrome
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Dimitri S Tahal, J Christoph Katthagen, Daniel Cole Marchetti, Jacob D Mikula, Scott R Montgomery, Alex Brady, Grant J Dornan, Peter J Millett
BACKGROUND: Snapping scapula syndrome (SSS) is caused by bony and/or soft tissue impingement in the scapulothoracic articulation. Surgical resection of the superomedial angle (SMA) plus bursectomy can provide relief in most cases; however, the amount needed to achieve adequate scapulothoracic space decompression (SSD) is unknown. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of partial scapulectomy and the influence of bony anatomy on SSD. It was hypothesized that the anterior offset and costomedial angle would correlate with the amount of bony resection needed to achieve adequate SSD...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275496/thymic-hyperplasia-associated-with-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-cured-by-thymectomy
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Yanzhong Xin, Hongfei Cai, Yang Li, Youbin Cui
Thymus hyperplasia associated with Sjogren's syndrome is a rare morbid state. The present study described a 55-year-old woman who presented with a dryness of the oral cavity, and itchy eyes. Chest computed tomography identified a mass, measuring 4×2.5×2.5 cm, located at the anterior mediastinum. The mass was suspected as thymoma, thymic cyst, or teratoma, and resected by thymectomy. The postoperative pathological diagnosis was thymic lymphoid hyperplasia. After 1-year follow-up period, her sicca syndrome has been resolved...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259825/soft-tissue-neoplasms-causing-apparent-venous-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Aleem K Mirza, Ian J Barrett, Animesh Rathore, Bassem T Elhassan, Peter S Rose, Thomas Shives, Thomas C Bower
Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) usually results from compression of the subclavian vein classically as a result of narrowing of the costoclavicular space. We report 2 rare cases of soft tissue neoplasms resulting in apparent vTOS. The first case is a 46-year-old female with a 2-year history of intermittent unilateral shoulder pain, who was initially diagnosed with intervertebral disk herniation. Cervical fusion was performed; however, her symptoms progressed and she additionally developed paresthesias and venous congestion...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202381/sphenoid-sinus-carcinoid-tumour-causing-ectopic-acth-syndrome
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Sanjaya Perera, Ahmad Taha
A thirty-eight year old patient presented with a gradual increase in weight and Cushingoid facies of two years duration. He also had orbital congestion, with puffy eyelids and corkscrew conjunctival vessels, associated with painful eye movements. An endocrine evaluation revealed raised cortisol and ACTH. Head imaging was performed which showed an enhancing tumour arising from the sphenoid sinus, with osseous erosion of the sphenoid sinus, extending to the nasopharynx, sellar and a small amount extending intracranially...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181378/sacral-nerve-stimulation-can-alleviate-symptoms-of-bowel-dysfunction-after-colorectal-resections
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Diane Mege, Guillaume Meurette, Veronique Vitton, Anne-Marie Leroi, Valerie Bridoux, Philippe Zerbib, Igor Sielezneff
BACKGROUND: Poor functional results, such as faecal incontinence (FI), low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) or high stool frequency can occur after colorectal resections; including proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA), rectal resection and left hemicolectomy. Management of these patients is an issue, and some case-reports have demonstrated the effectiveness of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) in such situations. OUR AIM: was to analyse the effectiveness of SNS on poor functional results and on the quality of life, after different colorectal resections...
February 9, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130593/functional-outcome-following-rectal-surgery-predisposing-factors-for-low-anterior-resection-syndrome
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Daniel Ll Hughes, Julie Cornish, Chris Morris
PURPOSE: Developments in surgical techniques and neoadjuvant treatment have enabled an increasing proportion of patients with rectal cancer to undergo sphincter-sparing resections. The avoidance of a permanent stoma can come at the cost of poor bowel function which can significantly impact patients' quality of life. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for the development of bowel dysfunction following rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing anterior resection for rectal cancer between January 2009 and January 2015 were identified from a rectal cancer database at a single centre...
May 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115491/development-and-external-validation-of-a-nomogram-and-online-tool-to-predict-bowel-dysfunction-following-restorative-rectal-cancer-resection-the-polars-score
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Nick J Battersby, George Bouliotis, Katrine J Emmertsen, Therese Juul, Rob Glynne-Jones, Graham Branagan, Peter Christensen, Søren Laurberg, Brendan J Moran
OBJECTIVE: Bowel dysfunction is common following a restorative rectal cancer resection, but symptom severity and the degree of quality of life impairment is highly variable. An internationally validated patient-reported outcome measure, Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) score, now enables these symptoms to be measured. The study purpose was: (1) to develop a model that predicts postoperative bowel function; (2) externally validate the model and (3) incorporate these findings into a nomogram and online tool in order to individualise patient counselling and aid preoperative consent...
January 23, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072685/nephrotic-syndrome-associated-with-metastatic-thymoma-treated-with-chemotherapy
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Shin Hye Yoo, Hyean-Ji Kim, Jeong-Han Kim, Gyeong-Won Lee, Jeong Hee Lee, Se Hyun Kim, Ji-Won Kim, Jin Won Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Soo-Mee Bang, Jong Seok Lee
RATIONALE: Nephropathy with concurrent invasive thymoma is a type of paraneoplastic syndrome. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report a 32-year-old female with nephrotic syndrome that was first diagnosed along with invasive thymoma and treated by means of cisplatin-based chemotherapy for the thymoma. The patient initially presented with dyspnea and generalized edema. Chest radiography and computed tomography scans revealed right pleural effusion and a mass in the right middle lung field, which were confirmed by a percutaneous lung biopsy as metastatic invasive thymoma...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044239/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-tatme-for-rectal-cancer-effects-on-patient-reported-quality-of-life-and-functional-outcome
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T W A Koedam, G H van Ramshorst, C L Deijen, A K E Elfrink, W J H J Meijerink, H J Bonjer, C Sietses, J B Tuynman
BACKGROUND: Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) has rapidly become an important component of the treatment of rectal cancer surgery. Cohort studies have shown feasibility concerning procedure, specimen quality and morbidity. However, concerns exist about quality of life and ano(neo)rectal function. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate quality of life in patients following TaTME for rectal cancer with anastomosis. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent restorative TaTME surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma in an academic teaching center with tertiary referral function were evaluated...
January 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989967/modified-interscalene-approach-for-resection-of-symptomatic-cervical-rib-anatomic-review-and-clinical-study
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Walid Abdel Ghany, Mohamed A Nada, Ahmed F Toubar, Ahmed E Desoky, Hesham Ibrahim, Marwa A Nassef, Mostafa G Mahran
BACKGROUND: Cervical ribs have been reported to be present in about 0.5% of the general population, 10% of patients with cervical rib who are symptomatic usually have neurogenic symptoms, but some have arterial symptoms. In 1861, Coote was the first to excise a cervical rib through a supraclavicular approach and relieved the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we address the efficacy and safety of a modification to the supraclavicular approach for resection of symptomatic cervical ribs...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979572/a-fourteen-year-experience-with-vascular-anomalies-encountered-during-transaxillary-rib-resection-for-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Jeniann A Yi, Robert J Johnston, Mark R Nehler, Douglas R Gibula, Kristen Alix, Natalia O Glebova, Charles O Brantigan
BACKGROUND: Transaxillary approach to first rib resection and scalenectomy (TAFRRS) is a well-established technique for treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Although anatomic features encountered during TAFRRS are in general constant, vascular anomalies may be encountered but have not been described to date. Herein we describe vascular abnormalities encountered during TAFRRS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of a prospective practice database of 224 operations for TOS performed in 172 patients from March 2000 to March 2014...
December 12, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965181/stimulation-of-the-bilateral-anterior-nuclei-of-the-thalamus-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-epilepsy-two-cases-of-subcortical-band-heterotopia
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Ana Franco, José Pimentel, Alexandre Rainha Campos, Carlos Morgado, Sara Pinelo, António Gonçalves Ferreira, Carla Bentes
Subcortical band heterotopia is a neuronal migration disorder that may cause refractory epilepsy. In these patients, resective surgery has yielded inadequate results. Deep brain stimulation of the anterior nuclei of the thalamus has been used for the treatment of refractory epilepsy with good results. We describe the first two patients with subcortical band heterotopia who were submitted to deep brain stimulation of the anterior nuclei of the thalamus, with evaluation of seizure outcome after 12 and 18 months of follow-up...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924390/technical-standardization-of-laparoscopic-repair-of-morgagni-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-children-results-of-a-multicentric-survey-on-43-patients
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Ciro Esposito, Maria Escolino, Francois Varlet, Amulya Saxena, Sabine Irtan, Paul Philippe, Alessandro Settimi, Mariapina Cerulo, Holger Till, Francois Becmeur, George W Holcomb
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to standardize the surgical correction technique of congenital Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia (CMDH), analyzing the results of an international multicentric survey. METHODS: The medical records of 43 patients (29 boys, 14 girls) who underwent laparoscopic repair of CMDH in 8 pediatric surgery units in a 5-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Their average age was 3.3 years. Ten patients (23.2%) presented associated malformations: 9 Down syndrome (20...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894710/bowel-dysfunction-after-anastomotic-leakage-in-laparoscopic-sphincter-saving-operative-intervention-for-rectal-cancer-a-case-matched-study-in-46-patients-using-the-low-anterior-resection-score
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Elisabeth Hain, Gilles Manceau, Léon Maggiori, Cécile Mongin, Justine Prost À la Denise, Yves Panis
BACKGROUND: After sphincter-saving operation for rectal cancer, the impact of anastomotic leakage on function has been well studied. The purpose of the present work was to assess the influence of symptomatic and asymptomatic anastomotic leakage on bowel function and health-related quality of life using the Low Anterior Resection Syndrome score and the disease-specific questionnaire European Organization for Research and Treatment of Quality of Life Questionnaire for Colorectal Cancer...
November 25, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857796/dwarf-with-dual-spinal-kyphotic-deformity-at-the-cervical-and-dorsal-spine-unassociated-with-odontoid-hypoplasia-surgical-management
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Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Dipanker Singh Mankotia
Morquio's syndrome is associated with systemic skeletal hypoplasia leading to generalized skeletal deformation. The hypoplasia of odontoid process is frequent association, which is responsible for atlantoaxial dislocation causing compressive myelopathy. However, development of sub-axial cervical kyphotic deformity unassociated with odontoid hypoplasia is extremely rare, and coexistence of dorsal kyphotic deformity is not reported in the western literature till date and represents first case. Current case is 16-year-old boy, who presented with severe kyphotic deformity of cervical spine with spastic quadriparesis...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
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