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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068277/initial-experience-with-o-arm-navigated-spinal-surgery-report-on-two-cases
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Ivo I Kehayov, Christo B Zhelyazkov, Borislav M Kalnev, Atanas N Davarski, Borislav D Kitov, Stefan D Raykov
Image-guided spinal surgery is becoming increasingly popular because it allows surgeons to achieve minimal invasiveness and maximum precision in the performed procedures. We present our initial experience with two cases operated on using O-arm-based spinal navigation at the Clinic of Neurosurgery in St George University Hospital, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In the first case, we performed removal of extradural spinal tumor of the sixth thoracic vertebra and O-arm-navigated pedicle screw fixation. In the second case, we performed O-arm-navigated corpectomy of the fifth cervical vertebra and anterior spinal reconstruction and fusion with titanium expandable mesh and cervical plate in connection with degenerative narrowing of the cervical spinal canal that lead to clinically manifested myelopathy...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066613/tracheal-suspension-by-using-3-dimensional-printed-personalized-scaffold-in-a-patient-with-tracheomalacia
#2
Lijun Huang, Lei Wang, Jiankang He, Jinbo Zhao, Daixing Zhong, Guanying Yang, Ting Guo, Xiaolong Yan, Lixiang Zhang, Dichen Li, Tiesheng Cao, Xiaofei Li
The major methods are used to fix or stabilize the central airways and major bronchi with either anterior suspension and/or posterior fixation for severe tracheomalacia (TM). Many support biomaterials, like mesh and sternal plate, can be used in the surgery. But there are no specialized biomaterials for TM which must be casually fabricated by the doctors in operation. Three dimensional printing (3DP) has currently untapped potential to provide custom, protean devices for challenging and life-threatening disease processes...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059914/risk-factors-for-recurrence-after-laparoscopic-ventral-rectopexy
#3
Cherylin W P Fu, Andrew R L Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy effectively treats posterior compartment prolapse. However, recurrence after laparoscopic ventral rectopexy is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate factors contributing to recurrence after laparoscopic ventral rectopexy. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed of patients who underwent laparoscopic ventral rectopexy between June 2008 and June 2014. Patients presenting with full-thickness rectal prolapse were compared against the rest...
February 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042115/reconstruction-of-non-contained-acetabular-defects-with-impaction-grafting-a-reinforcement-mesh-and-a-cemented-polyethylene-acetabular-component
#4
B S Waddell, A Gonzalez Della Valle
This review summarises the technique of impaction grafting with mesh augmentation for the treatment of uncontained acetabular defects in revision hip arthroplasty. The ideal acetabular revision should restore bone stock, use a small socket in the near-anatomic position, and provide durable fixation. Impaction bone grafting, which has been in use for over 40 years, offers the ability to achieve these goals in uncontained defects. The precepts of modern, revision impaction grafting are that the segmental or cavitary defects must be supported with a mesh; the contained cavity is filled with vigorously impacted morselised fresh-frozen allograft; and finally, acrylic cement is used to stabilise the graft and provide rigid, long-lasting fixation of the revised acetabular component...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025740/long-term-follow-up-of-laparoscopic-total-extraperitoneal-tep-repair-in-inguinal-hernia-without-mesh-fixation
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S Golani, P Middleton
PURPOSE: From the current evidence, non-fixation of the mesh (NMF) in laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) repair appears to be a safe alternative for inguinal hernia patients in the short term. This study aims to demonstrate that NMF is as effective in the long term by following up a large number of patients with a mean follow-up of 6 years. The primary outcomes are chronic pain and recurrence rate. METHODS: A thorough review of medical records was conducted from a prospectively maintained database of 538 patients who underwent a laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair by a single surgeon working in Sydney from the year 2005 to 2010...
December 26, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005755/management-of-zygomatic-fractures-in-young-patients-technical-modifications-for-aesthetic-and-functional-results
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Antonio Cortese, Giuseppe D'Alessio, Sergio Brongo, Maurizio Gargiulo, Pier Paolo Claudio
INTRODUCTION: The zygomaticomaxillary complex is very vulnerable to injury because of its intrinsically prominent convexity. There are 2 different surgical approaches for the therapy of these fractures: closed reduction and open reduction. In the open reduction 2 or 3 fixation points with related incisions are usually necessary in dislocated fractures: osteosynthesis must be performed starting from zygomaticofrontal suture when dislocated at this site, followed by zygomatic body fixation on the anterior sinus wall, anterior orbital floor margin fixation, and finally orbital floor reconstruction in case of eye globe dislocation with diplopia...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996378/fast-early-recovery-after-transabdominal-preperitoneal-repair-in-athletes-with-sportsman-s-groin-a-prospective-clinical-cohort-study
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Herwig Pokorny, Christoph Resinger, Ines Fischer, Veit Lorenz, Helge Noske, Stefan Podar, Friedrich Längle, Rudolf Schrittwieser
BACKGROUND: Current literature on chronic groin pain suggests that laparoscopic mesh repair on athletes enables a faster recovery and subsequent return to unrestricted athletic activities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) mesh repair in athletes resistant to conservative therapy. METHODS: A multidisciplinary approach with tailored physiotherapy. Thirty-nine professional athletes with chronic groin pain were referred to surgery at a single clinic...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993219/behavior-of-a-new-long-chain-cyanoacrylate-tissue-adhesive-used-for-mesh-fixation-in-hernia-repair
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Juan M Bellón, Mar Fernández-Gutiérrez, Marta Rodríguez, Paloma Pérez-López, Bárbara Pérez-Köhler, Andree Kühnhardt, Gemma Pascual, Julio San Román
BACKGROUND: Synthetic tissue adhesives (TA) are sometimes used in hernia repair surgery. This study compares the use of a new, noncommercial, long-chain cyanoacrylate (n-octyl) TA and Ifabond for mesh fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In two implant models in the rabbit, expanded polytetrafluorethylene meshes were fixed to the parietal peritoneum using a TA or tacks (intraperitoneal model), or polypropylene meshes used to repair partial abdominal wall defects were fixed with a TA or sutures (extraperitoneal model)...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989808/assessment-of-synthetic-glue-for-mesh-attachment-in-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy-a-prospective-multicenter-pilot-study
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Gery Lamblin, Gil Dubernard, Pierre de Saint Hilaire, Franck Jacquot, Philippe Chabert, Gautier Chene, François Golfier
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the anatomic efficacy and safety of synthetic glue to fix prosthetic material in laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. DESIGN: A 1-year follow-up in a prospective multicenter pilot study between November 2013 and November 2014 (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2). SETTING: An academic urogynecology research hospital. PATIENTS: Seventy consecutive patients with Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification stage ≥3 anterior and/or medial prolapse underwent laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975037/abdominal-wall-reconstruction-using-retrorectus-self-adhering-mesh-a-novel-approach
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Ibrahim Khansa, Jeffrey E Janis
BACKGROUND: In abdominal wall reconstruction, the retrorectus plane offers an ideal location for mesh placement. Mesh fixation in this plane is often achieved using transfascial sutures, which risks entrapping intercostal nerves and causing significant pain, and takes time to place. A novel alternative is the use of sutureless self-adhering mesh. Although the use of this mesh in inguinal hernias has been well described, studies on its use in abdominal wall reconstruction are lacking. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent ventral hernia repair with retrorectus mesh were reviewed...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915385/substantial-variation-among-hernia-experts-in-the-decision-for-treatment-of-patients-with-incisional-hernia-a-descriptive-study-on-agreement
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D Kokotovic, I Gögenur, F Helgstrand
PURPOSE: Benign elective procedures give rise to heterogeneity in indication for surgery and surgical technique among specialized surgeons in a variety of surgical fields. The objective was to analyze the extent of agreement in surgical management among expert hernia surgeons when evaluating the same patient in a standardized setting. METHODS: Five Danish hernia experts answered questions concerning indication for surgery and surgical technique for 25 video recorded real-life clinical cases...
December 3, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898453/resolution-of-rectal-prolapse-by-vaginal-reconstruction
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Hemikaa Devakumar, Neeraja Chandrasekaran, Alexandriah Alas, Laura Martin, G Willy Davila, Eric Hurtado
BACKGROUND: Rectal prolapse is a disorder of the pelvic floor in which the layers of the rectal mucosa protrude outward through the anus. Surgical repair is the mainstay of treatment. Options include intra-abdominal procedures such as rectopexy and perineal procedures such as the Delorme and Altemeier perineal rectosigmoidectomy. Rectal and vaginal prolapse can often coexist. However, to our knowledge, there are no reported cases of rectal prolapse resolved by the repair of a compressive enterocele abutting the anterior rectal wall through a vaginal approach alone...
January 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893306/mesh-fixation-with-fibrin-sealant-in-totally-extraperitoneal-hernia-repair
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Hank Hirsch, Kei Nagatomo, Jonathan Gefen
INTRODUCTION: Repair of inguinal hernia is a common procedure, but there is a lack of consensus as to the optimal repair technique along with the use of mesh and methods of mesh fixation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fibrin sealant for mesh fixation in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study was conducted of the first 200 patients undergoing TEP hernia repair with mesh fixation using fibrin sealant between March 2012 and January 2014...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870059/transfer-of-13-c-between-paired-douglas-fir-seedlings-reveals-plant-kinship-effects-and-uptake-of-exudates-by-ectomycorrhizas
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Brian J Pickles, Roland Wilhelm, Amanda K Asay, Aria S Hahn, Suzanne W Simard, William W Mohn
Processes governing the fixation, partitioning, and mineralization of carbon in soils are under increasing scrutiny as we develop a more comprehensive understanding of global carbon cycling. Here we examined fixation by Douglas-fir seedlings and transfer to associated ectomycorrhizal fungi, soil microbes, and full-sibling or nonsibling neighbouring seedlings. Stable isotope probing with 99% (13) C-CO2 was applied to trace (13) C-labelled photosynthate throughout plants, fungi, and soil microbes in an experiment designed to assess the effect of relatedness on (13) C transfer between plant pairs...
November 21, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864616/randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-cyanoacrylate-glue-versus-suture-fixation-in-lichtenstein-hernia-repair-7-year-outcome-analysis
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M Matikainen, J Kössi, S Silvasti, T Hulmi, H Paajanen
BACKGROUND: Lichtenstein hernioplasty has relatively low recurrence rate, but chronic inguinal pain may cause harm to the patient. The aim of our study was to compare long-term results of cyanoacrylate glue versus absorbable sutures for mesh fixation in Lichtenstein hernioplasty. METHODS: Lichtenstein hernioplasty (n = 302) was performed under local anesthesia in three hospitals. The patients were randomized to receive either 1 ml of butyl-2-cyanoacrylate tissue glue (Glubran(®); 151 hernias) or absorbable polyglycolic acid sutures (Dexon(®); 151 hernias) for mesh fixation (Optilene(®) mesh)...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846175/comparison-of-absorbable-versus-nonabsorbable-tackers-in-terms-of-long-term-outcomes-chronic-pain-and-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-incisional-hernia-repair-a-randomized-study
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Virinder K Bansal, Krishna Asuri, Sridhar Panaiyadiyan, Subodh Kumar, Rajeshwari Subramaniam, Rashmi Ramachandran, Rajesh Sagar, Mahesh C Misra
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair (LIVHR) has been associated with a high incidence acute and chronic pain due to use of nonabsorbable tackers. Several absorbable tackers have been introduced to overcome these complications. This randomized study was done to compare 2 techniques of mesh fixation, that is, nonabsorbable versus absorbable tackers for LIVHR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety patients admitted for LIVHR repair (defect size <15 cm) were randomized into 2 groups: nonabsorbable tacker fixation (NAT group, 45 patients) and absorbable tacker fixation (AT group, 45 patients)...
December 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837460/fixation-free-incisional-hernia-repair-in-the-elderly-our-experience-with-a-tentacle-shaped-implant
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Giorgio Romano, Pier Giorgio Calò, Enrico Erdas, Fabio Medas, Luca Gordini, Francesco Podda, Giuseppe Amato
BACKGROUND: Incisional hernia in aged patients represents a challenge even for experienced surgeons. Besides increased risk of complications due to comorbidities, mesh fixation and assuring a sufficient mesh overlap of the defect are the main issues in carrying out the repair. AIMS: In order to assure broader coverage of the abdominal wall and a tension- and fixation-free repair, a specifically designed prosthesis was developed for the surgical treatment of incisional hernias...
November 11, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830430/evolution-of-male-rectal-prolapse-surgery-and-initial-experience-of-robotic-rectopexy-in-men
#18
Arifa Siddika, Sunita Saha, Shahab Siddiqi
Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) has proven benefit in the treatment of external rectal prolapse and symptomatic internal rectal prolapse in women. However, there is a recurrence rate of 4-50% depending on indication. Some of this recurrence is attributable to persistent lateral and posterior prolapses. Modifications of LVMR (modified Orr-Loygue rectopexies) describe an additional narrow posterior rectal mesh fixed to the mesorectal fat, which is inherently insecure. Additional complications in men include sexual dysfunction caused by nerve damage from the ventral rectal dissection...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822094/the-danish-inguinal-hernia-database
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Hans Friis-Andersen, Thue Bisgaard
AIM OF DATABASE: To monitor and improve nation-wide surgical outcome after groin hernia repair based on scientific evidence-based surgical strategies for the national and international surgical community. STUDY POPULATION: Patients ≥18 years operated for groin hernia. MAIN VARIABLES: Type and size of hernia, primary or recurrent, type of surgical repair procedure, mesh and mesh fixation methods. DESCRIPTIVE DATA: According to the Danish National Health Act, surgeons are obliged to register all hernia repairs immediately after surgery (3 minute registration time)...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817994/favorable-early-results-of-impaction-bone-grafting-with-reinforcement-mesh-for-the-treatment-of-paprosky-3b-acetabular-defects
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Bradford S Waddell, Friedrich Boettner, Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle
BACKGROUND: We present the early institutional experience with the use of impaction bone grafting, mesh augmentation, and cement fixation of an all-polyethylene cup for the treatment of Paprosky 3B acetabular defects during revision total hip arthroplasty. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2014, 21 patients (9 men, 12 women) with Paprosky 3B acetabular defects who underwent revision total hip arthroplasty using this technique were reviewed clinically and radiographically...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
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