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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931203/scalpel-versus-electrosurgery-for-major-abdominal-incisions
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Kittipat Charoenkwan, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Kittipan Rerkasem, Elizabeth Matovinovic
BACKGROUND: Scalpels or electrosurgery can be used to make abdominal incisions. The potential benefits of electrosurgery may include reduced blood loss, dry and rapid separation of tissue, and reduced risk of cutting injury to surgeons. Postsurgery risks possibly associated with electrosurgery may include poor wound healing and complications such as surgical site infection. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrosurgery compared with scalpel for major abdominal incisions...
June 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928585/postoperative-analgesic-efficacy-of-bilateral-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-patients-undergoing-midline-colorectal-surgeries-using-ropivacaine-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nahida Qazi, Wasim Mohammad Bhat, Malik Zaffar Iqbal, Anisur Rehman Wani, Showkat A Gurcoo, Sahir Rasool
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is done as a part of multimodal analgesia for pain relief after abdominal surgeries. This prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the postoperative analgesic efficacy of bilateral TAP block in patients undergoing midline colorectal surgeries using ropivacaine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgeries involving midline abdominal wall incision under general anesthesia were enrolled in this prospective randomized controlled trial...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928325/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-in-endoscopic-repair-of-abdominal-wall-hernia-a-comparative-randomised-double-blind-prospective-study
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Aparna Sinha, Lakshmi Jayaraman, Dinesh Punhani, Pradeep Chowbey
INTRODUCTION: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is now a well-established technique in post-operative analgesia for lower abdominal surgeries. We evaluated the effect of ultrasound-guided TAP block on recovery parameters in patients undergoing endoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernia. METHODS: Thirty adults were randomised to receive either ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine (TR) or saline (TP) in TAP block, before emergence from anaesthesia. The patients were assessed for pain relief, sedation, time to ambulate (TA), discharge readiness (DR), postoperative opioid requirement and any adverse events...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926601/utility-of-abdominal-skin-plus-subcutaneous-fat-and-rectal-mucosal-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-al-amyloidosis-with-renal-involvement
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Ting Li, Xianghua Huang, Shuiqin Cheng, Liang Zhao, Guisheng Ren, Wencui Chen, Qingwen Wang, Caihong Zeng, Zhihong Liu
OBJECTIVES: Skin fat biopsy of the abdominal wall is a simple and safe method for detecting amyloidosis, and rectal mucosal biopsy is also frequently used for screening for the disease; however, the sensitivity of these approaches has not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of skin fat biopsy combined with rectal mucosal biopsy as a screening procedure for the diagnosis of systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 224 AL amyloidosis patients confirmed by renal biopsy, including a test group of 165 patients and validation group of 59 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925767/anterior-abdominal-wall-parasitic-leiomyoma-case-report
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María Fernanda Garrido Oyarzún, Adela Saco, Camil Castelo-Branco
The leiomyomas are a common gynecologic entity that may present unusual growth patterns or unusual locations. Its atypical presentations creates a diagnostic challenge. This is a case report of a parasitic leiomyoma located in the anterior abdominal wall in a 53 years old woman with pelvic compressive and urinary symptoms, with no history of any gynecological surgery. This case illustrates the diagnostic difficulties and describes the complementary images used in the preoperative evaluation.
September 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
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/28923630/use-of-nonvascularized-abdominal-rectus-fascia-after-liver-small-bowel-and-multiorgan-transplantation-long-term-follow-up-of-a-single-center-series
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P A Farinelli, J S Rubio, J M Padín, C Rumbo, H Solar, D Ramisch, G E Gondolesi
BACKGROUND: The abdominal wall may be severely compromised in the vast majority of intestinal and multiorgan transplant candidates, and sometimes as a consequence of complex liver transplantation. Multiple options have been described to overcome this problem, varying from component separation to the extreme need of performing an abdominal wall transplantation. The aim of the present paper is to report the largest and longest-term results of patients that received an abdominal rectus fascia (ARF) after liver, intestinal, or multiorgan transplantation at a single transplant center...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922558/biomechanical-properties-and-healing-effects-of-chitin-patch-in-a-rat-full-thickness-abdominal-wall-defect-model
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Jing Qiao, Zhiwen Jiang, Xuyue Liang, Yan Yang, Wanshun Liu, Baoqin Han
Hernia repair is usually accompanied with the implantation of a synthetic mesh, which frequently results in a foreign body response and serious complications. In the present study, a novel biodegradable chitin-based hernia patch was prepared and characterized. Biomechanical properties and biodegradability of the chitin patch were quantified in vitro and in vivo. In repair of the rat abdominal wall full-thickness defect model, the chitin patch induced more abundant new blood vessels with milder tissue inflammation and fibrosis compared with polypropylene mesh...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920648/hernia-repair-and-complex-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
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Christopher Senkowski, Mark Savarise, John S Roth, Jan Nagle
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April 2017: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920039/treatment-option-for-refractory-postherpetic-neuralgia-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-two-case-reports
#10
Sun Kyung Park, Yun Suk Choi
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a severe neuropathic pain syndrome. The treatment of PHN is complex and refractory in some patients. We present two cases with refractory anterior abdominal wall pain due to PHN that were successfully treated with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. The TAP block seems to be an alternative for patients with PHN who suffer from anterior abdominal wall pain accompanied by allodynia and hyperalgesia and do not respond to the existing conservative treatments.
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917217/post-operative-c-reactive-protein-profile-following-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-with-transversus-abdominis-posterior-components-separation
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A Pearce, L Thornton, P A Sutton, C J Walsh
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal wall reconstruction using posterior component separation with transversus abdominis release (AWTAR) produces a unique post-operative CRP profile, when compared to routine elective colorectal operations. Therefore, we aim to establish the normal post-operative C-reactive protein (poCRP) profile following AWRTAR and reduce the unnecessary invasive interventions in patients already at greater risk of septic complications. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of daily poCRP levels was performed both for patients who underwent uncomplicated AWRTAR (n=12), and a comparator group of uncomplicated open right hemicolectomies (RH) matched for age and sex (n=24)...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917019/the-trend-toward-minimally-invasive-complex-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-is-it-worth-it
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Igor Belyansky, Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, Justin J Turcotte, Haley Taylor, H Reza Zahiri, T Robert Turner, Adrian Park
BACKGROUND: Open abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) was previously one of the only methods available to treat complex ventral hernias. We set out to identify the impact of laparoscopy and robotics on our AWR program by performing an economic analysis before and after the institution of minimally invasive AWR. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed inpatient hospital costs and economic factors for a consecutive series of 104 AWR cases that utilized separation of components technique (57 open, 38 laparoscopic, 9 robotic)...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917010/differences-of-alternative-methods-of-measuring-abdominal-wall-hernia-defect-size-a-prospective-observational-study
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Deepa V Cherla, Debbie F Lew, Richard J Escamilla, Julie L Holihan, Arun S Cherla, Juan Flores-Gonzalez, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of defect size, there are no standardized recommendations on how to measure ventral hernias. Our aims were to determine (1) if any significant differences existed between various methods of measuring ventral hernias and (2) the effect of these methods of measurement on selection of mesh size. METHOD: A prospective study of all patients enrolled in a randomized trial assessing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair at a single institution from 3/2015 to 7/2016 was eligible for inclusion...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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/28915235/transamniotic-stem-cell-therapy-trascet-a-novel-strategy-for-the-prenatal-management-of-congenital-anomalies
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REVIEW
Dario O Fauza
Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy, or TRASCET, is an emerging therapeutic concept for the management of congenital anomalies based on the augmentation of the biological role of select populations of stem cells that already occur in the amniotic fluid, for targeted therapeutic benefit. Amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal stem cells (afMSCs) play a central role in the enhanced ability of the fetus to repair tissue damage. This germane recent finding constitutes the biological foundation for the use of afMSCs in TRASCET...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915205/postoperative-pain-after-laparoscopic-repair-of-primary-umbilical-hernia-titanium-tacks-versus-absorbable-tacks-a-prospective-comparative-cohort-analysis-of-80-patients-with-a-long-term-follow-up
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Vincent M A Stirler, Erol G Nallayici, Robbert J de Haas, Johan T F J Raymakers, Srdjan Rakic
We investigated if a novel fixation device with absorbable tacks (Securestrap) causes less early and chronic postoperative pain after laparoscopic repair with a double-crown mesh fixation of ventral abdominal wall hernia when compared with the standard fixation device with nonabsorbable titanium tacks (Protack). The primary outcome measure was early postoperative pain at 2, 6, and 12 weeks postoperatively. The secondary outcome measure was chronic postoperative pain measured ≥18 months after surgery. Pain levels were assessed using a visual analog scale ranging from 0 (no pain) to 100 mm (excruciating pain)...
September 14, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914114/shining-dead-bone-cause-for-cautious-interpretation-of-18-f-naf-pet-scans
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Magnus Bernhardsson, Olof Sandberg, Marcus Ressner, Jacek Koziorowski, Jonas Malmquist, Per Aspenberg
Background and purpose - [(18)F]Fluoride ([(18)F]NaF) PET scan is frequently used for estimation of bone healing rate and extent in cases of bone allografting and fracture healing. Some authors claim that [(18)F]NaF uptake is a measure of osteoblastic activity, calcium metabolism, or bone turnover. Based on the known affinity of fluoride to hydroxyapatite, we challenged this view. Methods - 10 male rats received crushed, frozen allogeneic cortical bone fragments in a pouch in the abdominal wall on the right side, and hydroxyapatite granules on left side...
September 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906567/self-calibrating-wave-encoded-variable-density-single-shot-fast-spin-echo-imaging
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Feiyu Chen, Valentina Taviani, Jonathan I Tamir, Joseph Y Cheng, Tao Zhang, Qiong Song, Brian A Hargreaves, John M Pauly, Shreyas S Vasanawala
BACKGROUND: It is highly desirable in clinical abdominal MR scans to accelerate single-shot fast spin echo (SSFSE) imaging and reduce blurring due to T2 decay and partial-Fourier acquisition. PURPOSE: To develop and investigate the clinical feasibility of wave-encoded variable-density SSFSE imaging for improved image quality and scan time reduction. STUDY TYPE: Prospective controlled clinical trial. SUBJECTS: With Institutional Review Board approval and informed consent, the proposed method was assessed on 20 consecutive adult patients (10 male, 10 female, range, 24-84 years)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904708/-latissimus-dorsi-flap-in-reconstruction-following-treatment-of-giant-tumor-of-the-abdominal-wall-about-a-rare-case
#19
Karim Bourra, Samir El Mazouz
We report the case of a 16-year old patient presenting with giant, multinodular, mesenchymal tumor of the abdominal wall occupying the left abdominal region and measuring 25 cm on the vertical axis, 20 cm on the transverse axis, mobile when compared with the deep structures and gradually increasing in volume over childhood and neglected. After small biopsy, which showed desmoid tumor, the patient underwent complete surgical resection of the tumor with immediate reconstruction by free muscolo skin flap of the latissimus dorsi attached to the large blood vessels of the inguinal fold (left iliac artery and left external iliac vein), connected by termino lateral anastomosis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902940/bacterial-translocation-and-mortality-on-rat-model-of-intestinal-ischemia-and-obstruction
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Rafael Izar Domingues da Costa, Roberto Rasslan, Marcia Kiyomi Koike, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama, Edna Frasson de Souza Montero
Purpose: To develop an experimental model of intestinal ischemia and obstruction followed by surgical resection of the damaged segment and reestablishment of intestinal transit, looking at bacterial translocation and survival. Methods: After anesthesia, Wistar rats was subject to laparotomy, intestinal ischemia and obstruction through an ileal ligature 1.5cm of ileum cecal valve; and the mesenteric vessels that irrigate upstream of the obstruction site to approximately 7 to 10 cm were ligated...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
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