Read by QxMD icon Read


Jun Liu, Xin Zheng, Shouxia Chai, Meirong Lei, Zehui Feng, Xuelin Zhang, Violeta Lopez
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of WeChat-assisted perioperative instructions for parents whose children were to undergo herniorrhaphy. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in a day surgery center in China. Participants were randomly assigned to the intervention (WeChat) group (n = 209) and the control (Leaflet) group (n = 209). The primary outcomes of this study were parents' knowledge regarding hernia and rate of cancellation of children's surgery...
February 19, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
C-C Chiang, H-Y Yang, Y-C Hsu
BACKGROUND: While performing unilateral TEP herniorrhaphy, controversy still exists about whether to do contralateral exploration or not. Routine contralateral exploration has been proposed to prevent metachronous contralateral hernias by the repair of incidental contralateral occult hernias. Some surgeons have even proposed to do prophylactic bilateral TEP herniorrhaphy for unilateral hernia patients. To evaluate the appropriateness of not doing contralateral exploration in unilateral TEP herniorrhaphy, we reviewed our experiences under our practice of no contralateral exploration and we also reviewed other published literature...
February 19, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Fan Wang, Sujun Liu, Yingmo Shen, Jie Chen
The clinical effect of the single-site laparoscopic herniorrhaphy (SSLH) using needle instruments and double-site laparoscopic herniorrhaphy (DSLH) in the treatment of inguinal hernias in children were compared. A total of 1,010 children with inguinal hernias who were treated in Chao-Yang Hospital from March 2011 to December 2014 were selected. According to the operation method, these children were divided into the single-site group using needle instruments (n=508) and the traditional double-site group (n=502)...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Emma J Cordes, Melanie LaPlant, Daniel A Saltzman, Robert D Acton, Bradley J Segura, Donavon J Hess
BACKGROUND: Umbilical hernia is a common congenital anomaly, and can result in the appearance of a protuberant umbilicus. In select cases, inversion of the umbilical skin can be impaired by the presence of thickened dermis or fascial remnants of the umbilical stalk. DESCRIPTION OF OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE: After umbilical herniorrhaphy, the skin is everted over the left index finger and radial partial thickness incisions in the fascia and dermis of the undersurface of the umbilicus...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Kai-Wei K Wang, I-Hung Chen, Marcelo Chen
This study reports the association between parental uncertainty and characteristics of 123 parent-child dyads prior to the child's herniorrhaphy. A cross-sectional study design and Mishel's Parents' Perception of Uncertainty Scale (PPUS) were used. Parent participants were married (98%), had a university degree (45%), identified with a religion (77%), and worked (69%). More boys (76%) than girls (23%) underwent herniorrhaphy (average age = 2.26 years); 60% were the first-born child and 25% were premature. More children presented with unilateral (63...
March 2018: Clinical Nursing Research
Dae Hee Kim, Go Un Roh, Young Bok Lee, Chang Ik Choi, Jae Moon Lee, Yun Jeong Chae
Purpose: The development of emergence agitation (EA) is associated with several factors including age, preoperative anxiety, postoperative pain, anesthesia method, and surgery type. No studies have investigated whether the withdrawal reaction following rocuronium injection can predict the occurrence of EA. Therefore, we investigated this relationship in preschool-aged children undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy, and which grade of withdrawal reaction is appropriate for identifying patients at risk of experiencing EA...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Ferenc Tóth, Jim Schumacher
Repair of hernias of the abdominal wall of horses is often augmented by inserting a prosthetic mesh. In this review, we describe the various characteristics of prosthetic meshes used for hernia repair and present 2 systems that are used by surgeons in the human medical field to classify techniques of prosthetic mesh herniorrhaphy. Both of these classification systems distinguish between onlay, inlay, sublay, and underlay placements of mesh, based on the location within the abdominal wall in which the prosthetic mesh is inserted...
February 5, 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
S R Lee
PURPOSE: Adolescent inguinal hernias are treated using high ligation or posterior wall suture repair with laparoscopic mesh implantation. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic intracorporeal posterior wall suture repair without mesh implantation for treating adolescent indirect inguinal hernias. METHODS: Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy was performed between September 2012 and April 2015 in 244 patients aged 11-18 years who were diagnosed with indirect inguinal hernias at Damsoyu Hospital, Seoul, Korea...
February 1, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Sucharitha Geiger, Andrei Bobylev, Sabine Schädelin, Johannes Mayr, Stefan Holland-Cunz, Peter Zimmermann
Laparoscopic hernia repairs are used increasingly in children.The purpose of this single-center cohort observational research study was to analyze the outcome of children treated surgically for unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia using laparoscopy.We did a STROBE-compliant retrospective outcome analysis of pediatric, laparoscopic hernia repair. Consecutive laparoscopic herniorrhaphies in 123 children done between March 2, 2010, and March 1, 2014, were included in this analysis. Data analysis was based on reviewing the hospital records and a prospective questionnaire...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ersan Arda, Mehmet Gürkan Arıkan, Gizem Cetin, Uğur Kuyumcuoğlu, Ufuk Usta
Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis (MMTVT) is an extremely rare tumour, usually mimicking benign pathologies of the scrotum. Our case is an 84-year-old male patient who appealed with a painless, left-sided scrotal swelling longer than 2 months. Although the level of tumour markers was normal, ultrasonographic examination results forced us to perform an inguinal scrotal exploration. Multiple small papillary tumours, both on tunica vaginalis and tunica albuginea, were detected intraoperatively...
November 19, 2017: Curēus
David S Edelman
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has certain advantages over open repair including less pain and earlier return to normal activity. Concurrent robotic inguinal hernia repair at the time of prostatectomy has been shown to have a lower recurrence rate than open repair. Robotic surgery adds high definition visualization and articulating instruments which enhances dexterity that makes laparoscopic hernia repair more refined. A series of robotic, laparoscopic, inguinal hernia repairs by a single surgeon with an extensive laparoscopic hernia experience at a single institution was undertaken to determine the role of robotic laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in minimally invasive surgery...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Camille Bismuth, Claire Deroy
Case summary: Cranial ventral midline hernias, most often congenital, can be associated with other congenital abnormalities, such as sternal, diaphragmatic or cardiac malformations. A 4-year-old multiparous queen with a substernal hernia was admitted for evaluation of a mammary mass. During CT examination, a bifid sternum, the abdominal hernia containing the intestines, spleen, omentum, three fetuses, a mammary mass and an incidental peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia were identified...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
Jessica Gonzalez-Hernandez, Purvi Prajapati, Gerald Ogola, Ryan D Burkart, Lam D Le
Robotic-assisted surgery is becoming more popular in general surgery. Implementation of a robotic curriculum is necessary and will influence surgical training. The aim of this study is to compare surgical experience and outcomes with and without resident participation in robotic inguinal herniorrhaphy. A retrospective review of patients who underwent either unilateral or bilateral robotic-assisted transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal herniorrhaphy, with and without resident participation as console surgeons from January through December 2015, was performed...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Hua Ge, Chaojie Liang, Yingchen Xu, Shulin Ren, Jixiang Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness between Desarda and Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair. METHODS: An electronic search for articles about Desarda and Lichtenstein technique published between 2001 and July 2017 was conducted in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and EMBASE database. Meta-analysis was performed on surgical time, postoperative recovery, complications and recurrence rate. RESULTS: Eight primary studies identified a total of 1014 patients, of whom 500 and 514 underwent Desarda herniorrhaphy and Lichtenstein herniorrhaphy, respectively...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
Myoung Hyoun Kim, Chang Guhn Kim, Soon-Ah Park, Dae-Weung Kim
A 77-year-old male underwent open repair for a right indirect inguinal hernia and complained of right scrotal pain on the third postoperative day. Color Doppler imaging revealed decreased blood flow with heterogeneous hypoechogenicity in the right testis. A Tc-99m pertechnetate testicular scan showed diffuse hyperemia and increased uptake in the right scrotum. Additional SPECT/CT revealed a photon defect in the right testicle with increased uptake in the peri-testicular area. A subsequent operation revealed a large hematoma in the right spermatic cord and consequent right testicular infarction, and right orchiectomy was performed...
December 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Neil Mier, Melissa Helm, Andrew S Kastenmeier, Jon C Gould, Matthew I Goldblatt
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting for inguinal hernia repair report a wide range of pain. We hypothesized that patients presenting with less preoperative pain would experience a greater improvement in long-term quality of life after an inguinal hernia repair. METHODS: A total of 54 patients underwent either laparoscopic or open inguinal hernia repair and completed the Short Form 12 (SF-12) survey both preoperatively and 6 to 12 months after their repair. The physical and mental component scores (PCS and MCS) were calculated from the SF-12...
December 11, 2017: Surgery
Sumana Narayanan, Tomer Davidov
Laparoscopic and robotic hernia surgery offers advantages over open herniorrhaphy including faster recover and lower wound infection but is associated with rare but serious complications such as visceral injury and intestinal obstruction. We describe two cases of small bowel obstruction with strangulation that occurred shortly after routine robotic hernia surgery. We define this rare type of strangulating internal hernia as a peritoneal pocket hernia and call attention to its diagnosis and management.
April 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Gaurav S Tomar, Farhat Singh, Grace Cherian
BACKGROUND: Preemptive use of gabapentin might accelerate recovery by reducing acute post-inguinal herniorrhaphy pain and opioid requirement being an analgesic. STUDY QUESTION: Assessing efficacy of three different doses of oral gabapentin premedication for postoperative pain management after inguinal herniorrhaphy under spinal anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective, randomized, placebo controlled study was performed on 120 male patients (ASA I/II) undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy under subarachnoid block...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
Lance M Relland, Joseph D Tobias, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Ralph J Beltran, Christopher McKee, Tarun Bhalla
Background: Umbilical hernia repair is a common pediatric surgical procedure. While opioid analgesics are a feasible option and have long been a mainstay in the pharmacological intervention for pain, the effort to improve care and limit opioid-related adverse effects has led to the use of alternative techniques, including regional anesthesia. The current study prospectively compares the analgesic efficacy of three techniques, including caudal epidural blockade, peripheral nerve blockade, and local wound infiltration, in a double-blinded study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
Sophia Abdulhai, Ian C Glenn, Todd A Ponsky
Laparoscopy is a safe and effective technique in the repair of inguinal hernias. This article describes the different laparoscopic herniorrhaphy technique, as well as controversial topics, such as premature infants, contralateral repair, and incarcerated hernias.
December 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"