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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222990/establishing-patient-specific-criteria-for-selecting-the-optimal-upper-extremity-vascular-access-procedure
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Karen Woo, Jesus Ulloa, Michael Allon, Christopher G Carsten, Eric S Chemla, Mitchell L Henry, Thomas S Huber, Jeffrey H Lawson, Charmaine E Lok, Eric K Peden, Larry Scher, Anton Sidawy, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, David Cull
OBJECTIVE: The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative and Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative call for the indiscriminate creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) over arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) without providing patient-specific criteria for vascular access selection. Although the U.S. AVF rate has increased dramatically, several reports have found that this singular focus on increasing AVFs has resulted in increased AVF nonmaturation/early failure and a high prevalence of catheter dependence...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219569/intrabronchial-pneumonectomy-for-vanishing%C3%A2-lung-syndrome-first-reported-case
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Nicholas Ballay, Brent Soder, Jeremiah Smith, Ashley Miller, James R Headrick
Vanishing lung syndrome is a clinical presentation of giant bullous emphysema associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a 50-year-old white woman with vanishing lung syndrome who presented with a spontaneous secondary pneumothorax and an uncontrolled bronchopleural fistula. The large bronchopleural fistula was initially controlled with a double-lumen endotracheal tube and a tube thoracostomy. After surgical efforts failed, complete left lung isolation was performed with multiple intrabronchial valves...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217872/craniosynostosis-delayed-closure-of-the-fontanelle-anal-genitourinary-and-skin-abnormalities-cdags-syndrome-first-report-in-a-mexican-patient-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rodrigo Pastrana-Ayala, Gretty L Peña-Castro, Adriana M Valencia-Herrera, Carlos A Mena-Cedillos, Sonia Toussaint-Caire, Yumiko I Akaki-Carreño, Constanza García-Delgado, Veronica F Morán-Barroso, Mirna Toledo-Bahena
INTRODUCTION: Craniosynostosis and clavicular hypoplasia, delayed closure of the fontanelle, cranial defects, anal and genitourinary abnormalities, and skin (CDAGS), is an infrequent autosomal recessive entity with only 10 cases reported; no associated gene has been identified so far. CASE REPORT: The proband is a 2-year-old Mexican female with brachycephaly, cleft palate, anal malformation with rectovestibular fistula, and clinodactyly of the third toe overlapping the second...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217225/immediate-discontinuation-of-ablation-during-pulmonary-vein-isolation-remarkably-decreases-the-incidence-of-esophageal-thermal-lesions-even-when-using-steerable-sheaths
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Norikazu Watanabe, Yuta Chiba, Yoshimi Onishi, Shiro Kawasaki, Yumi Munetsugu, Yoshimasa Onuma, Hiroyuki Itou, Tatsuya Onuki, Yoshino Minoura, Taro Adachi, Mitsuharu Kawamura, Taku Asano, Kaoru Tanno, Yutarou Kubota, Kazuo Konishi, Youichi Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Left atrial-esophageal fistulas (LAEFs) are serious complications with high mortality after atrial fibrillation radiofrequency ablation (AFRA). Decreasing the incidence of esophageal thermal lesions (EsoTLs) that may lead to LAEFs is important. The aim of this study was to suppress EsoTL development and determine the appropriate alarm setting for a temperature-monitoring probe by using steerable sheath (STS) methods. METHODS: We enrolled 82 consecutive patients (mean, 61...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215039/impact-of-surgical-experience-on-management-and-outcome-of-pancreatic-surgery-performed-in-high-and-low-volume-centers
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Marco Stella, Massimiliano Bissolati, Daniele Gentile, Alessandro Arriciati
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is one of the procedures in general surgery with the highest rate of life-threatening complications. The positive impact of the volume-outcome ratio on outcomes and mortality in pancreatic surgery (PS) has led to policy-level efforts toward centralization of care for PS that is currently under evaluation by some Regional Health Services. The role of the surgeon's experience and training is still under debate. The aim of this paper is to compare the outcomes of PS by the same surgeon in a high volume (HV) and in a low volume (LV) hospital to assess whether a specific training in PS could outdo the benefits of hospital volume...
February 18, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209959/-principles-%C3%A2-cliff%C3%A2-pancreatic-necrosis-in-a-first-aid-hospital
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M D Dibirov, L V Domarev, E A Shitikov, A I Isayev, G S Karsotiyan
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic necrosis - acute surgical disease accompanying high rates of mortality and complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis of the treatment of 256 patients with pancreatic necrosis moderate and severe degrees. In the control group was conducted basic therapy, the main (n=158), which further were administered high doses of octreotide and endoscopic stenting of the main pancreatic duct to decrease the intraductal pressure, prevention and treatment of internal pancreatic fistula...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209646/rete-mirabile-associated-with-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-imaging-features-with-literature-review
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Prabath Kumar Mondel, Rashmi Saraf, Uday S Limaye
A rete mirabile is a vascular network of intercommunicating small arteries or arterioles that replace the definitive adult artery supplying the brain. It supplies the brain in lower mammals but is not seen in normal human embryological development. A 26-year-old man presented with worsening tinnitus that was interfering with his sleep. On CT and digital subtraction angiography he was found to have a temporal lobe pial arteriovenous fistula with bilateral carotid and vertebral rete mirabile. The patient was offered open surgical and endovascular treatment options for pial arteriovenous fistula but he refused both and opted for conservative medical management...
February 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209416/efficacy-of-an-anal-fistula-plug-for-fistulas-in-ano-in-children
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Katsunori Kouchi, Ayao Takenouchi, Aki Matsuoka, Kiyoaki Yabe, Mashahiro Korai, Chikako Nakata
BACKGROUND: In children, perianal abscesses have a good prognosis and often heal with age. However, some perianal abscesses are refractory to treatment and remain as fistulas-in-ano. Treatment with a Surgisis Anal Fistula Plug® has been reported as a new method of treatment for fistulas. In adults, the plug has been reported to cause little pain and have a high cure rate, but there have been no reported cases of its use in children. PURPOSE: This study was designed to analyze the efficacy of the plug for closure of refractory fistulas in children...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197032/double-breasting-spongioplasty-in-tubularized-tubularized-incise-plate-urethroplasty-a-new-technique
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Amilal Bhat, Mahakshit Bhat, Rajeev Kumar, Akshita Bhat
INTRODUCTION: The main disadvantage of currently described techniques of spongioplasty is superimposition of 3 suture lines (neourethra, spongioplasty, and skin closure) which is likely to increase the chances of a fistula. We describe and evaluate the results of a double breasting spongioplasty in urethroplasty. METHODS: A prospective study of 60 primary hypospadias was undertaken by double breasting spongioplasty from August 2012 to March 2014. Mobilization of the urethral plate and the spongiosum is done by creating a plane just proximal to the meatus...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194284/coronary-cameral-fistula-connecting-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-and-the-first-obtuse-marginal-artery-to-the-left-ventricle-a-rare-finding
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Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Ehtesham Ul Haq, Ahmed Arslan Yousuf Awan, Arshad Ameer Khan, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Pragathi Balakrishna
Coronary-cameral fistulas are rare congenital malformations, often incidentally found during cardiac catheterizations. The majority of these fistulas are congenital in nature but can be acquired secondary to trauma or invasive cardiac procedures. These fistulas most commonly originate in the right coronary artery and terminate into the right ventricle and least frequently drain into the left ventricle. Depending upon their size and location, coronary-cameral fistulas can lead to congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and bacterial endocarditis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192597/a-phase-2-and-biomarker-study-of-cabozantinib-in-patients-with-advanced-cholangiocarcinoma
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Lipika Goyal, Hui Zheng, Matthew B Yurgelun, Thomas A Abrams, Jill N Allen, James M Cleary, Michelle Knowles, Eileen Regan, Amanda Reardon, Anna Khachatryan, Rakesh K Jain, Valentina Nardi, Darrell R Borger, Dan G Duda, Andrew X Zhu
BACKGROUND: Advanced cholangiocarcinoma carries a poor prognosis, and no standard treatment exists beyond first-line gemcitabine/platinum-based chemotherapy. A single-arm, phase 2 and biomarker study of cabozantinib, a multikinase inhibitor with potent activity against vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and MET, was performed for patients with advanced refractory cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: Previously treated patients with unresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma received cabozantinib (60 mg orally and daily on a continuous schedule)...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191911/mutations-of-myh14-are-associated-to-anorectal-malformations-with-recto-perineal-fistulas-in-a-small-subset-of-chinese-population
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Zhongxian Zhu, Lei Peng, Guanglin Chen, Weiwei Jiang, Ziyang Shen, Chunxia Du, Rujin Zang, Yang Su, Hua Xie, Hongxing Li, Yankai Xia, Weibing Tang
Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are among the most commonly congenital abnormalities of distal hindgut development, ranging from anal stenosis to anal atresia with or without fistulas and persistent cloaca. The etiology remains elusive for most ARM cases and the majority of genetic studies on ARMs were based on a candidate gene approach. Here, we first performed whole-exome sequencing in a non-consanguineous Chinese family and the result revealed a homozygous mutation (GenBank: NM_001077186; c.5393C>A[p.Ala1806Asp]) in MYH14, which encodes one of the NM II heavy chain (NMHC II) proteins playing vital roles in cell adhesion and migration...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190377/collaborative-approach-to-the-creation-of-an-arteriovenous-fistula-on-a-us-navy-hospital-ship
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Kimberly A Thompson, Amrish Krishnan, Charles Stehman, Steven Hanling, Kevin Casey
Early creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) decreases morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease and is the standard of care in the United States. However, this procedure is frequently not accessible in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We present the first reported case of successful AVF creation as part of a humanitarian assistance mission. The patient was a 51-year-old male with diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis via a temporary dialysis catheter...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183219/cilostazol-may-improve-maturation-rates-and-durability-of-vascular-access-for-hemodialysis
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Todd E Russell, Gregory C Kasper, Andrew J Seiwert, Anthony J Comerota, Fedor Lurie
Cilostazol is effective in controlling pathophysiological pathways similar or identical to those involved in nonmaturation and failure of the arteriovenous access. This case-control study examined whether cilostazol would improve maturation rates and durability of vascular access for hemodialysis. The treatment group included 33 patients who received cilostazol for ≥30 days prior to creation of a dialysis access and continued with cilostazol therapy for ≥60 days after surgery. The matched (gender, age, race, diabetes, and the year of surgery) control group included 116 patients who underwent the same procedure but did not receive cilostazol prior to and at least 3 months after surgery...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181963/venous-airway-fistula-with-aspergilloma-a-case-of-a-portacath-gone-bad
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Maryam Nilforoshan, Ismael Matus
The portacath is commonly used in the treatment of oncology patients. Although common long-term complications of these devices, such as infection and thrombosis, have been widely reported, venous-airway fistula due to port placement is an extremely rare and poorly understood complication. We report a case of a 56-year-old female with pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose portacath was complicated by the development of an azygo-bronchial fistula with a concomitant aspergilloma. Herein is the first reported case of successful venous-airway fistula closure obtained through silicone stenting...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180976/-video-assisted-retroperitoneal-debridement-minimally-invasive-treatment-and-long-term-results-for-necrotizing-pancreatitis
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R M Eickhoff, J Steinbusch, P Seppelt, A Kroh, K Junge, C D Klink, U P Neumann, M Binnebösel
BACKGROUND: Among patients with necrotizing pancreatitis 15-20% develop infected necrosis, which entails mortality rates of up to 20%. Particularly driven by the results of the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group there has been a paradigm change from open necrosectomy to step-up treatment with initial percutaneous and/or endoscopic drainage followed, if necessary, by minimally invasive retroperitoneal debridement. AIM OF THE STUDY: Description of case series in which patients underwent video-assisted retroperitoneal debridement (VARD) including follow-up focused on quality of life...
February 8, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174187/duodenocolic-fistula-diagnosed-by-endoscopy-a-rare-complication-of-colon-cancer
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Aeden Bernice G Timbol, Vanessa Charlene O Co, Angela V Djajakusuma, Virgilio P Banez
Duodenocolic fistula (DCF) is a rare complication of colon cancer with only 70 cases reported since its first description in 1862. Owing to its rarity, current knowledge on DCF still relies on single case reports. We present 2 cases of DCF from a hepatic flexure adenocarcinoma demonstrated initially by endoscopy. 2 adult male patients were admitted due to a 2-3-month history of right-upper quadrant pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and a palpable right upper quadrant mass. In both cases, a circumferential, friable mass was noted on upper endoscopy at the second portion of the duodenum, leading to the ascending colon...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163946/diverticular-pylephlebitis-and-polymicrobial-septicemia
#18
Pradhum Ram, Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Chitra Punjabi
Diverticulitis primarily affects the sigmoid colon and is often complicated by intra-abdominal abscesses and fistulas. Rarely, however, mesenteric venous thrombosis has been known to occur. Optimal management is still unclear. We report the first case of polymicrobial sepsis resulting from diverticular pylephlebitis, managed successfully with bowel rest, antibiotics, and anticoagulation.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163807/efficacy-of-using-zaontz-urethral-stent-in-hypospadias-repair-by-the-face-legs-activity-cry-consolability-flacc-scale-a-prospective-study
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Serkan Ozcan, Murat Bagcioglu, Tolga Karakan, Mehmet Akif Diri, Arif Demirbas
INTRODUCTION: The developments in hypospadias surgical techniques and materials are intended to improve surgery outcomes and patient comfort. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the Zaontz urethral stent (ZUS) (Cook Medical) on patient comfort and surgical success rates in children undergoing hypospadias surgery. METHODS: A feeding tube was used to repair 46 cases of primary distal hypospadias, and ZUS (6F, 8F, and 10F in diameter) was used to repair to 31 cases of primary distal hypospadias between December 2009 and June 2011 in our clinic...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156204/a-rare-case-of-pharyngeal-perforation-and-expectoration-of-an-entire-anterior-cervical-fixation-construct
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Syed A Quadri, John Capua, Vivek Ramakrishnan, Raed Sweiss, Marc Cabanne, Jerry Noel, Brian Fiani, Javed Siddiqi
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a very common surgery performed globally. Although a few cases of expectorating screws or extrusion of screws into the gastrointestinal tract through esophageal perforations have previously been reported, there has not been a case reporting pharyngeal perforation and entire cervical construct extrusion in the literature to date. In this report the authors present the first case involving the extrusion of an entire cervical construct via a tear in the posterior pharyngeal wall...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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