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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337532/transition-from-laparoscopic-totally-extraperitoneal-inguinal-hernia-repair-to-robotic-transabdominal-preperitoneal-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-retrospective-review-of-a-single-surgeon-s-experience
#1
Omar Yusef Kudsi, Justin C McCarty, Nivedh Paluvoi, Allan S Mabardy
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of literature comparing laparoscopic to robotic inguinal hernia repair. We present a single surgeon's transition from laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (L-TEP) to robotic transabdominal preperitoneal (R-TAPP) inguinal hernia repair and compare outcomes from the two approaches. METHODS: This retrospective review and analysis of prospectively collected data compare outcomes during the transition from L-TEP to R-TAPP inguinal hernia repair by a single surgeon at one institution...
March 23, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332289/the-lived-experience-of-nurse-practitioners-practicing-within-the-transformational-advanced-professional-practice-model-a-phenomenological-study
#2
Elizabeth C Elliott, Marlene Walden, Anne Young, Lene Symes, Nina Fredland
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experiences of nurse practitioners (NPs) practicing within the Transformational Advanced Professional Practice (TAPP) Model, a professional practice model (PPM). DATA SOURCES: A descriptive phenomenological analysis using semistructured interviews of 11 NPs across multiple inpatient and outpatient clinical areas at Texas Children's Hospital. Member checking and theming data occurred using Colaizzi's Method concurrently with Mind Mapping technique...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322700/increased-proinflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-prolonged-arthralgia-in-ross-river-virus-infection
#3
Dennis Tappe, José Vicente Pérez-Girón, Sergio Gómez-Medina, Stephan Günther, César Muñoz-Fontela, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit
Ross River virus, a mosquitoborne alphavirus, causes epidemic polyarthritis in Australia and the Pacific region. We analyzed serum cytokine, chemokine, and growth factor levels in travelers returning to Germany from Australia. Serum samples showed elevated concentrations in the acute phase of the illness and, more pronounced, in the long-lasting convalescent phase.
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303285/-evidence-based-tapp-technique
#4
R Bittner
Transabdominal preperitoneal patch plasty (TAPP) is the most frequently used surgical technique for repair of an inguinal hernia in German hospitals (Federal Statistical Office, Wiesbaden). Since its initial description in 1992 by Arregui the technique has been further developed and completely standardized, so that TAPP is now suitable as an operation performed by trainee surgeons despite the complex technique. The individual operation stages have been described by many experts mainly based on their own experiences, training with other experts, participation in meetings with live or video demonstrations and reports in the literature...
March 16, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296629/mini-totally-extra-peritoneal-repair-of-inguinal-hernia-with-all-5%C3%A2-mm-ports-an-innovative-555-technique
#5
Manish K Gupta, Kiran Kumar Muley, Murali Krishna Bethanbhatla, Juhil D Nanavati, Kumar Manish, Rathindra Sarangi
BACKGROUND: Totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) repair of inguinal hernia is now a standard surgical technique. A 12 mm incision in infra-umbilical region for Hasson trocar is must for TEP repair of inguinal hernia. This is the only technique known to laparoscopic surgeons. We have innovated a "555 Technique" for completing Mini TEP repair of inguinal hernia by using all three 5 mm ports. METHODS: Sixty-one consecutive patients were subjected for TEP repair of inguinal hernia by our innovative "555 Technique" since October 2014...
March 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296348/consumption-of-a-diet-rich-in-brassica-vegetables-is-associated-with-a-reduced-abundance-of-sulphate-reducing-bacteria-a-randomised-crossover-study
#6
Lee Kellingray, Henri S Tapp, Shikha Saha, Joanne F Doleman, Arjan Narbad, Richard F Mithen
SCOPE: We examined whether a Brassica-rich diet was associated with an increase in the relative abundance of intestinal lactobacilli and sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB), or alteration to the composition of the gut microbiota, in healthy adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: A randomised crossover study was performed with ten healthy adults who were fed a high- and a low-Brassica diet for 2-week periods, with a 2-week washout phase separating the diets. The high-Brassica diet consisted of six 84 g portions of broccoli, six 84 g portions of cauliflower, and six 300 g portions of a broccoli and sweet potato soup...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292772/availability-and-variability-in-guidelines-on-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-in-asian-countries
#7
Louis Zizhao Wang, Carol Y Cheung, Robyn J Tapp, Haslina Hamzah, Gavin Tan, Daniel Ting, Ecosse Lamoureux, Tien Yin Wong
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a blinding yet treatable complication of diabetes. DR screening is highly cost-effective at reducing blindness. Amidst the rapidly growing diabetic population in Asia, the prevalence of DR in the region is relatively less well known. AIMS: To review existing national DR screening guidelines of 50 countries in Asia, compare them against the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) guideline, and summarise the prevalence rates of DR and sight-threatening DR (STDR) in these countries...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290737/what-is-the-state-of-the-science-on-physical-activity-interventions-for-family-caregivers-a-systematic-review-and-re-aim-evaluation
#8
Colleen A Cuthbert, Kathryn King-Shier, Dean Ruether, Dianne M Tapp, S N Culos-Reed
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers are an important health care resource and represent a significant proportion of Canadian and US populations. Family caregivers suffer physical and psychological health problems because of being in the caregiver role. Interventions to support caregiver health, including physical activity (PA), are slow to be investigated and translated into practice. PURPOSE: To examine the evidence for PA interventions in caregivers and determine factors hampering the uptake of this evidence into practice...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289971/the-effect-of-transabdominal-preperitoneal-tapp-inguinal-hernioplasty-on-chronic-pain-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-mesh-fixation-versus-non-fixation
#9
Weiming Li, Dali Sun, Yanbo Sun, Yunyun Cen, Shumin Li, Qingwen Xu, Yijun Li, Yuxing Qi, Yueying Lin, Ting Yang, Pengyuan Xu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernioplasty with or without mesh fixation on chronic pain and quality of life of patients. METHODS: One hundred patients with a simple oblique inguinal hernia were included and treated at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University from July of 2015 to July of 2016. Patients were randomly assigned to TAPP inguinal hernioplasty with mesh fixation (fixation group, n = 50) or without mesh fixation (non-fixation group, n = 50)...
March 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258383/-new-worldwide-guidelines-for-treatment-of-inguinal-hernia-the-most-important-recommendations-from-herniasurge
#10
D Weyhe
SURGICAL TECHNIQUES: In the HerniaSurge guidelines the highest evidence is found with respect to recommendations for mesh-based surgery techniques. This includes Lichtenstein as well as the minimally invasive TEP/TAPP surgery. For discreet symptomatic or asymptomatic inguinal hernia, watchful waiting is an option if the state of health and social situation are taken into account; however, femoral hernia should be treated promptly with a mesh technique, with laparoendoscopic techniques being the more favored option...
March 3, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242220/heat-effects-of-ambient-apparent-temperature-on-all-cause-mortality-in-cape-town-durban-and-johannesburg-south-africa-2006-2010
#11
Janine Wichmann
Due to climate change, an increase of 3-4°C in ambient temperature is projected along the South African coast and 6-7°C inland during the next 80years. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between daily ambient apparent temperature (Tapp) and daily all-cause non-accidental mortality (hereafter mortality) in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg during a 5-year study period (2006-2010). Susceptibility by sex and age groups (<15years, 15-64years and ≥65years) was also investigated...
February 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224207/-differentiated-application-of-recommended-guideline-techniques-for-treatment-of-inguinal-hernia
#12
H Niebuhr, M Pawlak, F Köckerling
The new worldwide guidelines of all international hernia societies only recommend the mesh-based methods TEP, TAPP and Lichtenstein. The best mesh-free technique, the Shouldice operation, should only be used if the patient has declined the use of a mesh or no mesh is available. The systematic use of the Shouldice technique for smaller inguinal hernias and younger men should be confined to study settings. A tailored approach should be taken for mesh-based procedures to minimize the risk to patients. Due to lower pain rates the laparoendoscopic techniques TEP and TAPP are the methods of choice for primary male unilateral inguinal hernia...
February 21, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221112/variegated-squirrel-bornavirus-1-in-squirrels-germany-and-the-netherlands
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Kore Schlottau, Maria Jenckel, Judith van den Brand, Christine Fast, Christiane Herden, Dirk Höper, Timo Homeier-Bachmann, Jens Thielebein, Niels Mensing, Bert Diender, Donata Hoffmann, Rainer G Ulrich, Thomas C Mettenleiter, Marion Koopmans, Dennis Tappe, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Chantal B E M Reusken, Martin Beer, Bernd Hoffmann
We screened squirrels in Germany and the Netherlands for the novel zoonotic variegated squirrel bornavirus 1 (VSBV-1). The detection of VSBV-1 in 11 squirrels indicates a considerable risk for transmission to humans handling those animals. Therefore, squirrels in contact with humans should routinely be tested for VSBV-1.
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219816/the-trepp-as-alternative-technique-for-recurrent-inguinal-hernia-after-lichtenstein-s-repair-a-consecutive-case-series
#14
W J V Willem Bökkerink, A M Alexandra Persoon, W L Willem Akkersdijk, C J H M Kees van Laarhoven, G G Giel Koning
BACKGROUND: Recurrent inguinal hernias after initial repair with mesh are preferably treated via an alternative route (e.g. posterior after anterior). For recurrent inguinal hernias after an anterior repair such as Lichtenstein's, an endoscopic approach such as the total extraperitoneal or transabdominal preperitoneal technique (TEP or TAPP) is recommended if expertise is present. The TransREctus sheath PrePeritoneal (TREPP) technique is a promising open posterior technique and could be an alternative to endoscopic methods...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194529/a-randomized-clinical-study-on-postoperative-pain-comparing-between-the-supraglottic-airway-device-and-endotracheal-tubing-in-transabdominal-preperitoneal-repair-tapp
#15
Y Nagahisa, K Hashida, R Matsumoto, R Kawashima, M Okabe, K Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair is the most widely used laparoscopic technique for the treatment of inguinal hernia in Japan. Many studies have shown that in comparison with open hernia repair, laparoscopic repair results in less pain and a shorter convalescence. However, postoperative pain remains a concern. One possible cause of postoperative pain in the early postoperative phase is strain or cough on removal of the endotracheal tube. Use of a supraglottic airway (SGA) device helps to avoid such complaints...
February 13, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173938/spinal-versus-general-anesthesia-for-transabdominal-preperitoneal-tapp-repair-of-inguinal-hernia-interim-analysis-of-a-controlled-randomized-trial
#16
Chamaidi Sarakatsianou, Stavroula Georgopoulou, Ioannis Baloyiannis, Maria Chatzimichail, George Vretzakis, Dimitris Zacharoulis, George Tzovaras
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia has been used as standard for laparoscopic hernia repair by the transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) approach. Regional anesthesia has been occasionally applied in high risk patients where general anesthesia is contraindicated. This randomized clinical trial compares spinal anesthesia with general anesthesia for TAPP inguinal hernia repair in non-high risk patients. METHODS: Seventy adult American Society of Anesthesiologists I, II and III patients undergoing elective TAPP inguinal hernia repair were randomized to either general or spinal anesthesia...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160069/tep-or-tapp-for-recurrent-inguinal-hernia-repair-register-based-comparison-of-the-outcome
#17
F Köckerling, R Bittner, A Kuthe, M Hukauf, F Mayer, R Fortelny, C Schug-Pass
INTRODUCTION: The guidelines of the international hernia societies recommend laparo-endoscopic inguinal hernia repair for recurrent hernias after open primary repair. To date, no randomized trials have been conducted to compare the TEP vs TAPP outcome for recurrent inguinal hernia repair. A Swiss registry study identified only minor differences between the two techniques, thus suggesting the equivalence of the two procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2013 data were entered into the Herniamed Registry on a total of 2246 patients with recurrent inguinal hernia repair following previous open primary operation in either TAPP (n = 1,464) or TEP technique (n = 782)...
February 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102313/cultivation-and-energy-efficient-harvesting-of-microalgae-using-thermoreversible-sol-gel-transition
#18
Bendy Estime, Dacheng Ren, Radhakrishna Sureshkumar
Microalgae represent a promising source of renewable biomass for the production of biofuels and valuable chemicals. However, energy efficient cultivation and harvesting technologies are necessary to improve economic viability. A Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic (TAPP) medium that undergoes a thermoreversible sol-gel transition is developed to efficiently culture and harvest microalgae without affecting the productivity as compared to that in traditional culture in a well-mixed suspension. After seeding microalgae in the TAPP medium in a solution phase at 15 °C, the temperature is increased by 7 °C to induce gelation...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100181/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-retinal-microvasculature
#19
Ling-Jun Li, Michael Kramer, Robyn J Tapp, Ryan E K Man, Ngee Lek, Shirong Cai, Fabian Yap, Peter Gluckman, Kok Hian Tan, Yap Seng Chong, Jia Yu Koh, Seang Mei Saw, Yin Bun Cheung, Tien Yin Wong
BACKGROUND: Small-vessel dysfunction may be an important consequence of chronic hyperglycemia. We examined the association between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a state of transient hyperglycemia during pregnancy, and retinal microvascular changes in pregnant women at 26-28 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A total of 1136 pregnant women with singleton pregnancies were recruited during their first trimester at two major Singapore maternity hospitals in an on-going birth cohort study...
January 18, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091694/-evidence-based-tep-technique
#20
F Köckerling
The guidelines of all international hernia societies recommend as procedures of choice the laparoendoscopic techniques total extraperitoneal patch plasty (TEP) and transabdominal preperitoneal patch plasty (TAPP) as well as the open Lichtenstein operation for elective inguinal hernia repair. The learning curve associated with the laparoendoscopic techniques, in particular TEP, is longer than that for the open Lichtenstein technique due to the complexity of the procedures. Accordingly, for laparoendoscopic techniques it is particularly important that the operations are conducted in a standardized manner in compliance with the evidence-based recommendations given for the technical details...
January 13, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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