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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654852/adductor-canal-compression-syndrome-in-an-18-year-old-female-patient-leading-to-acute-critical-limb-ischemia-a-case-report
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Yi Zhou, Evan J Ryer, Robert P Garvin, Jeremy L Irvan, James R Elmore
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal compression syndrome is a rare non-atherosclerotic cause of arterial occlusion and limb ischemia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 18-year-old healthy female who presented to the emergency department with acute left lower extremity ischemia. Her symptoms began as sudden onset mild foot pain approximately two months ago. Over the 72h prior to presentation, she developed severe pain, pallor, paralysis, loss of pedal pulses, paresthesia, and poikilothermia...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654705/effective-new-membrane-for-preventing-postthoracotomy-pleural-adhesion-by-surface-water-induction-technology
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Akiko Uemura, Mary Nakata, Seijirow Goya, Toshiharu Fukayama, Ryou Tanaka
BACKGROUND: After thoracic surgery, adhesions between the pleura can cause substantial complications. This study investigated the effectiveness of a novel membrane utilizing surface water induction technology to prevent adhesions. METHODS: Eight beagles were divided into an experimental group (five males) and a control group (three females). The experimental group underwent thoracotomy on both the left and right sides of the chest. Both sides received the membrane, and the membrane on one side was glued to the pleura using tissue adhesive...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653307/complete-right-and-left-sided-thoracic-ducts-associated-with-aberrant-left-vertebral-artery-unreported-case-with-surgical-implications
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Nabil Eid, Yuko Ito, Sugiko Futaki, Yoichi Kondo
Anatomy is the keystone to an appropriate understanding of surgical and radiological sciences. Here the authors report on a rare case of complete right- and left-sided thoracic ducts (TDs) associated with aberrant left-vertebral artery (LVA) arising from the aortic arch. The TDs originated from right and left cisterna chyli and terminated separately close to the left venous angle. Superior to the aortic arch, the TDs showed different relationships to the LVA; the right TD was ventral, while the left was dorsal in position...
June 27, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653097/treatment-and-outcome-of-metastatic-paraganglioma-of-the-spine
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Qi Jia, Huabin Yin, Jian Yang, Zhipeng Wu, Wangjun Yan, Wang Zhou, Xinghai Yang, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND: Spinal metastatic paraganglioma (MPG) is rare and only reported in individual case reports. The low incidence makes it difficult to define appropriate therapy and prognosis. Our study illustrated the largest series to discuss the possible treatment and outcomes of patients with spinal MPG. METHODS: A retrospective study of 15 patients with spinal MPG who were surgically treated between 2005 and 2014 was performed. Three surgical modalities were applied, and radiotherapy and chemotherapy were utilized as adjuvant therapy...
June 26, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652118/analysis-of-patients-with-myelopathy-due-to-benign-intradural-spinal-tumors-with-concomitant-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-misdiagnosed-and-erroneously-treated-with-lumbar-surgery
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Kang Lu, Hao-Kuang Wang, Po-Chou Liliang, Chih-Hui Yang, Cheng-Yo Yen, Yu-Duan Tsai, Po-Yuan Chen, Cien-Leong Chye, Kuo-Wei Wang, Cheng-Loong Liang, Han-Jung Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: When a cervical or thoracic benign intradural spinal tumor (BIST) coexists with lumbar degenerative diseases (LDD), diagnosis may become difficult. Symptoms of BIST-myelopathy may be mistaken as related to LDD. Worse, an unnecessary lumbar surgery could be performed. This study was conducted to analyze cases in which an erroneous lumbar surgery was undertaken in the wake of failure to identify BIST-associated myelopathy. METHODS: Cases were found in a hospital database...
June 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651998/elephant-trunk-technique-with-a-handmade-skirted-tube-graft-how-do-we-prepare-it
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Gökhan Lafci, Eren Gunertem, Serpil Sahin, Garip Altintas, Mahmut Ulaş
The surgical treatment of diffuse thoracic aortic pathologies remains a challenge in aortic surgery for surgeons. Traditionally, these aortic diseases are treated with a two-step approach known as the "elephant trunk procedure".(1) This technique gives us an opportunity for the construction of the distal anastomosis during the initial operation. However, this staged approach is associated with a substantial overall mortality and morbidity (2,3) In order to improve the outcomes, few single-stage repair methods have been tried...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651940/comparison-of-outcomes-between-muscle-sparing-thoracotomy-and-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-patients-with-ct1-n0-m0-lung-cancer
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Yue Zhao, Guodong Li, Yang Zhang, Hong Hu, Jie Zhang, Yihua Sun, Haiquan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare short-term complications and long-term survival outcomes between muscle-sparing thoracotomy (MST) and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) groups using a propensity-score matching process. METHODS: One thousand eighty-three patients with cT1 N0 M0 lung cancer from January 2009 to December 2014 who underwent lobectomy and a systematic lymph node dissection were retrospectively included, and statistical analyses including a propensity-score matching process were used to compare short-term and long-term outcomes...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651677/influence-of-weight-at-the-time-of-first-palliation-on-survival-in-patients-with-a-single-ventricle
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Sushitha Surendran, T K Susheel Kumar, Ben Tansey, Jerry Allen, David Zurakowski, Umar Boston, Samir H Shah, Christopher J Knott-Craig
BACKGROUND: Numerous advances in surgical techniques and understanding of single-ventricle physiology have resulted in improved survival. We sought to determine the influence of various demographic, perioperative, and patient-specific factors on the survival of single-ventricle patients following stage 1 palliation at our institution. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all single-ventricle patients who had undergone staged palliation at our institution over an 8-year period...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650952/novel-patient-positioning-apparatus-for-retinal-surgery-in-a-case-of-severe-kyphosis
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Douglas S M Iaboni, Mark E Seamone, Mary S Stairs, Daniel M OʼBrien, M Sheldon Bisson, R Rishi Gupta
PURPOSE: To describe a novel patient positioning apparatus for intraocular surgery capable of accommodating patients with thoracic kyphosis. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 60-year-old man presented with a macula-off retinal detachment and severe ankylosing spondylitis. The patient was scheduled for combined pars plana vitrectomy and scleral buckle. Because of the patient's severe kyphosis, a custom-designed positioning apparatus was built...
June 23, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650403/the-classic-pitanguy-s-technique-and-its-modifications-in-mammaplasty-ten-years-of-experiences
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Harris Zavrides
BACKGROUND: Mammaplasty surgery has been modified in the past few years, as plastic surgeons worked to improve and maintain the breast shape and especially the "bottoming out" of the gland. The classic Pitanguy's technique has been shown to be an anatomically safe technique in the management of the breast. However, as first described, cannot be applied in gigantomastia or in severe breast ptosis cases or in cases of dense breast parenchyma or for a long-lasting breast lift result. Using 2 different modifications, the Pitanguy technique can be applied for breasts of all sizes and for all cases of breast ptosis...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648533/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-and-swallowing-dysfunction-in-neonatal-aortic-arch-repair
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Kamal K Pourmoghadam, William M DeCampli, Mark Ruzmetov, James Kosko, Sami Kishawi, Michael O'Brien, Amanda Cowden, Kurt Piggott, Harun Fakioglu
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the incidence, clinical effect, and recovery rate of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) and swallowing dysfunction in neonates undergoing aortic arch repair. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 101 neonates who underwent aortic arch reconstruction from 2008 to 2015. Direct flexible laryngoscopy was performed in 89 patients before initiation of postoperative oral feeding after Norwood (n = 63) and non-Norwood (n = 26) arch reconstruction. We defined VCD as immobility of vocal cords or their lack of coaptation and poor mobility...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648525/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-cardiac-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-history-of-malignant-neuroectodermal-tumour-of-the-chest-wall-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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J A Marroquín, A C Hernández, J P Pilkington, A Saviatto, M J Tabuenca, J M Estenoz
The case presented is a 25-year-old male with a malignant neuroectodermal tumour on the left chest wall (Askin tumour), treated with surgery after neoadyuvant chemotherapy and followed by consolidation chemotherapy. After 9 years of disease free survival, the patient developed an acute pulmonary embolism. The echocardiogram, thoracic CT, and cardiac MRI scans revealed a mass in the right atrium. Recurrence of an Askin tumour versus an atrium myxoma was suspected. (18)F-FDG PET/CT showed an intense hypermetabolic right atrium mass with extension to the right ventricle highly suggestive of malignancy...
June 22, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648010/-experience-of-sun-s-procedure-for-chronic-type-b-dissection-with-aortic-arch-involvement
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R D Qi, J M Zhu, L Chen, C N Li, Z Y Qiao, L J Cheng, Y P Ge, H O Hu, Y Xia, X Y Xing, T Zheng, Y M Liu, L Z Sun
Objective: To study the surgical treatment of chronic type B dissection with aortic arch involvement using Sun's procedure. Methods: Between February 2009 and December 2015, 29 patients [20 males, 9 females, with a mean age of (41±12) years, range 24-64 years] with type B dissection with aortic arch involvement underwent Sun's procedure. Sixteen patient had a history of hypertension. Marfan syndrome was observed in 9 cases, coronary artery disease in 3 cases, mitral regurgitation in 3 patients, cerebrovascular disease in one patient...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647079/quality-in-thoracic-surgery
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EDITORIAL
Felix G Fernandez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647078/hospital-readmission-following-thoracic-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Richard K Freeman
Hospital readmission costs the health care system in excess of 1 billion dollars a year. The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program was instituted as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2012 and penalizes hospitals with high rates of readmission. Strategies exist to minimize hospital readmissions and should be implemented by thoracic surgeons.
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647077/international-general-thoracic-surgery-database-collaboration
#16
REVIEW
Christopher W Seder, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Michele Salati
One of the recent goals of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database (STS GTSD) Task Force has been an increased focus on international database collaboration. To date, such collaboration has primarily been with the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Registry Task Force. This article provides an overview of the STS GTSD and ESTS registry, recent collaborative projects, obstacles encountered, and future directions for the databases.
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647075/database-audit-in-thoracic-surgery
#17
REVIEW
Mitchell J Magee
Administrative data are less accurate and relevant than specialty-specific, procedure-specific, risk-adjusted data collected in voluntary registries such as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons-General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD). Voluntary clinical databases must be proven accurate and complete before they are accepted as credible information sources. With substantial growth of the GTSD, an annual audit was initiated in 2010 to assess the completeness, accuracy, and quality of the data collected. The audit process is essential in validating data quality and adding credibility and value to volunteer clinical registries...
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647074/patient-reported-outcomes-in-thoracic-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Onkar V Khullar, Felix G Fernandez
The existing thoracic surgical literature contains several retrospective and observational studies that include patient-reported outcomes. To deliver true patient-centered care, it will be necessary to universally gather patient-reported outcomes prospectively, including them in routine patient care, clinical registries, and clinical trials.
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647073/quality-and-cost-in-thoracic-surgery
#19
REVIEW
Rachel L Medbery, Seth D Force
The value of health care is defined as health outcomes (quality) achieved per dollars spent (cost). The current national health care landscape is focused on minimizing spending while optimizing patient outcomes. With the introduction of minimally invasive thoracic surgery, there has been concern about added cost relative to improved outcomes. Moreover, differences in postoperative hospital care further drive patient outcomes and health care costs. This article presents a comprehensive literature review on quality and cost in thoracic surgery and aims to investigate current challenges with regard to achieving the greatest value for our patients...
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647072/failure-to-rescue-in-thoracic-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Farhood Farjah
Variability in outcomes not attributable to case mix or chance is an indicator of low-quality care. Failure-to-rescue is an outcome measure defined as death during a hospitalization among patients who experience a complication. Researchers have used this measure to better understand the determinants of an untimely death-preventing complications, rescue, or both. Studies repeatedly find that complication rates vary little, if at all, across hospitals ranked by risk-adjusted mortality rates, suggesting that hospitals are equally capable (or incapable) of preventing complications...
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
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