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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930108/terra-firma-forme-dermatosis-misdiagnosed-as-nevoid-acanthosis-nigricans
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Gulsen Tukenmez Demirci, Ayse Tulin Mansur, Ebru Demiralay
Terra firma-forme dermatosis (TFFD) is a clinical condition characterized by brown-gray, velvety, pigmented patches or plaques, resembling dirt on the skin. Nevoid acanthosis nigricans (NAN) is a rare and recently described form of acanthosis nigricans occurring during childhood or early adulthood. Herein we describe a patient with TFFD, initially misdiagnosed as NAN. The patient had developed hyperkeratotic and hyperpigmented plaques on and around the umbilicus during pregnancy. Though regular in bathing practices, she could not clear away the lesions and concerned marks for inesthetic appearance...
October 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924534/image-of-the-month-clinical-features-in-a-newborn-with-covered-cloacal-exstrophy
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Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez, Christina B Ching, Alessandra C Gasior, Karen Diefenbach, Richard J Wood, Marc Levitt
Cloacal exstrophy is the most severe type of anorectal malformations that belongs to the bladder-exstrophy-epispadias complex of genitourinary malformations. Interestingly, its variant, the covered cloacal exstrophy, is often missed. The clinical findings of this variant may include an imperforate anus, low lying umbilicus, thick pubic bone, and pubic diastasis but with an intact abdominal wall. We present an interesting case of covered cloacal exstrophy with a side-by-side duplicated bladder and discuss important considerations for the time of colostomy creation in the newborn period...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923108/a-low-psoas-muscle-volume-correlates-with-a-longer-hospitalization-after-radical-cystectomy
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Yoko Saitoh-Maeda, Takashi Kawahara, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Sohgo Tsutsumi, Daiji Takamoto, Kota Shimokihara, Yuutaro Hayashi, Taku Mochizuki, Mari Ohtaka, Manami Nakamura, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yasushi Yumura, Kimito Osaka, Hiroki Ito, Kazuhide Makiyama, Noboru Nakaigawa, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura
BACKGROUND: Recently, sarcopenia has been reported as a new predictor for patient outcomes or likelihood of post-operative complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of the psoas muscle volume with the length of hospitalization among patients undergoing radical cystectomy. METHODS: A total of 63 (80.8%) male patients and 15 (19.2%) female patients who underwent radical cystectomy for their bladder cancer in our institution from 2000 to 2015 were analyzed...
September 18, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915285/diluted-calcium-hydroxylapatite-for-skin-tightening-of-the-upper-arms-and-abdomen
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Natalia G Lapatina, Tatiana Pavlenko
BACKGROUND: The collagen-stimulating properties of Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite, CaHA) can be used for skin-tightening procedures by hyper-diluting the product with lidocaine or saline. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of diluted CaHA for skin tightening in two case series of women with skin laxity in the upper arms or abdomen. METHODS: For each case series, 10 female subjects were enrolled. In the upper arms, CaHA diluted 1:2 with normal saline solution and 2% lidocaine was injected subdermally using a short, linear-threading technique...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915276/relationship-between-rectus-abdominis-muscle-thickness-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-middle-aged-men
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Eun Sil Choi, Soo Hyun Cho, Jung-Ha Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Skeletal muscle has been suggested as an important factor in the pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome. During the aging process, muscle mass is lost in specific body parts. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between site-specific muscle loss assessed using computed tomography (CT) and metabolic syndrome. This study was conducted to investigate the association between metabolic syndrome and rectus abdominis muscle thickness at the umbilicus level (RAM), which reflects site-specific muscle loss of the abdomen using CT image...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906566/minimally-invasive-small-intestinal-exploration-and-targeted-abdominal-organ-biopsy-with-a-wound-retraction-device-in-42-cats-2005-2015
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Jessica Baron, Michelle Giuffrida, Philipp D Mayhew, Ameet Singh, J Brad Case, William T N Culp, David E Holt, Kelli N Mayhew, Jeffrey J Runge
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique and evaluate short-term outcome after minimally invasive small intestinal exploration and targeted organ biopsy with a wound retractor device (WRD) in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-institutional retrospective study. ANIMALS: Forty-two cats. METHODS: A wound retractor was inserted into the abdomen on the ventral midline through a 2-4 cm incision at the level of the umbilicus. Short segments (6-10 cm long) of intestinal tract were sequentially exteriorized and explored through the WRD...
September 14, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895419/role-of-obesity-and-abdominal-shape-morphometric-features-to-predict-postoperative-complications-and-quality-of-lymph-node-dissection-of-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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M HasbahcecI, E MehdI, F U Malya, E Kunduz, N MemmI, S YIgman, A Akcakaya
Obesity and abdominal shape morphometric features have been thought to be independent risk factors for surgical outcomes after gastrectomy.A total of 113 patients undergoing surgery for primary gastric adenocarcinoma from June 2011 to January 2015 were retrospectively included. Body mass index, visceral fatty area, anterior-posterior abdominal and transverse diameters and depth ratio at levels of the umbilicus, the gastroesophageal junction and the root of the celiac artery were measured or calculated. Patients were grouped according to body mass index (<25...
September 12, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895195/estimation-of-diep-flap-weight-for-breast-reconstruction-by-the-pinch-test
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Kyong-Je Woo, Goo-Hyun Mun
BACKGROUND: Various methods have been introduced for estimating deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap volume based on computed tomography or magnetic resonance angiographic images. However, when radiologic images cannot be obtained, estimations are subjective. The purpose of this study was to develop a prediction model for estimating DIEP flap weight using the pinch test. METHODS: The pinch test was performed at three paraumbilical sites using a skin-fold caliper in 107 consecutive patients who underwent DIEP flap breast reconstruction...
September 12, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889840/immediate-effect-of-needling-at-cv-12-zhongwan-acupuncture-point-on-blood-glucose-level-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ranjan Kumar, A Mooventhan, Nandi Krishnamurthy Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is a major global health problem. Needling at CV-12 has reduced blood glucose level in diabetic rats. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of needling at CV-12 (Zhongwan) on blood glucose level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty T2DM patients were recruited and randomized into either the acupuncture group or placebo control group. The participants in the acupuncture group were needled at CV-12 (4 cun above the center of the umbilicus), and those in the placebo control group were needled at a placebo point on the right side of the abdomen (1 cun beside the CV-12)...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882667/clinical-evaluation-of-early-acquisition-of-staphylococcus-aureus-carriage-by-newborns
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Ayala Maayan-Metzger, Tsipora Strauss, Carmit Rubin, Hanaa Jaber, Mordechai Dolitky, Aylana Reiss-Mandel, Eyal Leshem, Galia Rahav, Gili Regev-Yochay
BACKGROUND: Little is known about neonatal Staphylococcus aureus carriage. Sites and clinical outcomes of S. aureus colonization during the first month of life were evaluated in this study. METHODS: A cohort of 279 infants born at term to 277 mothers was included. Maternal S. aureus colonization status was examined before labor. Newborns were screened for nasal, auricular, umbilical, and rectal colonization, one to three times within 100h after birth, and infants of carrier mothers were re-screened at 1 month...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876608/laparoscopic-left-lateral-sectionectomy-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital
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M Govender, O Y Matsevych
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy has rapidly become a standard of care for patients requiring excision of segments 2 and 3. We present our technique of the resection. METHOD: Videos of patients having had left lateral sectionectomies were reviewed. Patients were placed in supine with reverse Trendelenburg position. Three ports were used: one 12 mm at the umbilicus for the camera, one 12 mm placed 5 cm above and to the right of the umbilicus and one 5 mm port to the left...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860877/maintenance-of-the-paraspinal-muscles-may-protect-against-radiographic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Koichiro Azuma, Yasushi Sera, Takuma Shinjo, Michiyo Takayama, Eisuke Shiomi, Suketaka Momoshima, Yasushi Iwao, Hiroyuki Ishida, Hideo Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is an increasing health problem worldwide. So far, only obesity and quadriceps weakness are identified as modifiable risk factors for knee OA. Core muscle strengthening is becoming increasingly popular among older adults because of its ability to enhance the activities of daily living during old age. This study investigated the associations of the size and quality of the abdominal trunk muscles with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA). METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, data were collected from 146 males and 135 females (age 63...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858741/a-rare-case-report-of-patent-vitellointestinal-duct-causing-bowel-obstruction-in-an-adult
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Tika Ram Bhandari, Sudha Shahi, Manish Gautam, Sanjay Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Patent vitellointestinal duct occurs in about 2% of the population which unusually leads to small intestinal obstruction associated with high morbidity and mortality. Here we are reporting an unusual case of patent vitellointestinal duct causing small intestinal obstruction in an adult patient. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 22-year-old male without any medical illness presented as an emergency with a 3day hystory of abdominal pain, multiple episode of vomiting and abdominal distention...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856871/pfannenstiel-laparoendoscopic-reduced-port-bilateral-radical-nephrectomy-for-a-patient-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Takeo Nomura, Mutsushi Yamasaki, Kohei Takei, Fuminori Sato, Toshiro Terachi, Hiromitsu Mimata
We performed Pfannenstiel laparoendoscopic reduced-port bilateral radical nephrectomy on a patient with renal cell carcinoma undergoing hemodialysis. A 4-cm Pfannenstiel incision was made, and a GelPOINT access was inserted. Three trocars were placed through the access platform, and additional 5- and 3-mm trocars were inserted in the umbilicus and paraumbilical area, respectively. After left nephrectomy, right nephrectomy was successfully completed in 401 min, with an estimated blood loss of 70 mL. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications, and the patient was discharged 10 days postoperatively...
August 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856329/obstructive-uropathy-because-of-a-large-rectus-sheath-haematoma-a-case-report-of-combined-interventional-radiology-and-surgical-approach
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A Gangemi, H N Mashbari, J T Bui
INTRODUCTION: Rectus sheath haematomas associated with anticoagulation are often self limiting. When large, however, they can even extend into the pelvis and cause compression of adjacent organs such as the bladder. A combined endovascular and surgical approach can decrease the operative exposure necessary to treat this occurrence. REPORT: A 42 year old morbidly obese African American female on warfarin treatment for pulmonary embolism presented outside the hospital with pneumonia...
2017: EJVES Short Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843769/a-new-technique-for-creating-a-neo-umbilicus-in-abdominoplasty
#16
L Martinez-Teixido, J M Serra-Mestre, J M Serra-Renom
BACKGROUND: The umbilicus is an essential feature of the abdomen. In this article, we describe a new technique for creating a neo-umbilicus in abdominoplasty. METHODS: Thirty consecutive women underwent abdominoplasty with our new technique for recreating the navel. The new navel is created at the midpoint between the xiphoid process and pubic symphysis by defatting a cylinder of fat tissue as far as the dermis that is then sutured to the rectus muscle to enable it to "take" in the same way as a total skin graft and form a hollow, which will be the new navel...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838018/-laparoscopic-resection-of-urachal-cysts
#17
Stephan Rohleder, Jan Gödeke, Oliver Münsterer
Objective This video is a step-by-step description of the laparoscopic technique for the resection of urachal cysts. Indication The urachus is an embryonic extraperitoneal structure between the urinary bladder and the umbilicus. Failure of the allantois to obliterate in utero leads to urachal anomalies such as fistulas or cysts. Because of the risk of infection and malignant degeneration later in life, urachal fistulas or cysts are usually removed by surgical excision. Method The procedure is performed in supine position with 3 mm trocars in the epigastric angle, the left upper abdomen and the left middle abdomen...
August 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836242/-discussion-on-standardized-implementation-of-laparoscopic-radical-lymphadenectomy-for-distal-gastric-cancer
#18
Zejian Lyu, Junjiang Wang, Yong Li
Laparoscopic radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer has been widely applied in clinical practice, and its indications have been extended from early gastric cancer to advanced gastric cancer. It is acknowledged that laparoscopic radical gastrectomy is technically challenging because of the complexity of anatomy, rich blood supply, and extensive lymph node dissection. This paper primarily intends to share the experience of laparoscopic radical D2 gastrectomy for distal gastric cancer with details of choosing the location of Trocar, surgical approaches and the sequence of lymph node dissection...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831324/use-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-for-identification-of-bilateral-noncommunicating-hydroceles-in-an-infant-with-right-sided-abdominoscrotal-mass-and-left-sided-scrotal-mass
#19
Kian Asanad, Pooya Banapour, Monica Metzdorf
Infantile abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) is a rare condition characterized by a dumbbell-shaped cystic mass extending from the scrotum to the abdomen. We present the case of a 4-month-old infant who presented with progressively enlarging bilateral scrotal swelling and a tense, ballotable right-sided abdominal mass with extension into the scrotum. Scrotal ultrasound revealed bilateral hydroceles but exam and ultrasound could not rule out communication. At the time of planned hydrocelectomy, initial diagnostic laparoscopy was used to identify a massive right-sided ASH extending from the internal ring to the umbilicus and a large noncommunicating left-sided hydrocele that was visible with application of pressure to the left side of the scrotum...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829927/solo-surgeon-single-port-laparoscopic-anterior-resection-for-sigmoid-colon-cancer-comparative-study
#20
Byung Jo Choi, Won Jun Jeong, Say-June Kim, Sang Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: To report our experience with solo-surgeon, single-port laparoscopic anterior resection (solo SPAR) for sigmoid colon cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from sigmoid colon cancer patients who underwent anterior resections (ARs) using the single-port, solo surgery technique (n = 31) or the conventional single-port laparoscopic technique (n = 45), between January 2011 and July 2016, were retrospectively analyzed. In the solo surgeries, making the transumbilical incision into the peritoneal cavity was facilitated through the use of a self-retaining retractor system...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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