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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930719/vascular-access-placement-order-and-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-longitudinal-study
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Mariana Murea, W Mark Brown, Jasmin Divers, Shahriar Moossavi, Todd W Robinson, Benjamin Bagwell, John M Burkart, Barry I Freedman
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous accesses (AVA) in patients performing hemodialysis (HD) are labeled "permanent" for AV fistulas (AVF) or grafts (AVG) and "temporary" for tunneled central venous catheters (TCVC). Durability and outcomes of permanent vascular accesses based on the sequence in which they were placed or used receives little attention. This study analyzed longitudinal transitions between TCVC-based and AVA-based HD outcomes according to the order of placement. METHODS: All 391 patients initiating chronic HD via a TCVC between 2012 and 2013 at 12 outpatient academic dialysis units were included in this study...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929356/a-high-abdominal-aortic-calcification-score-on-ct-is-a-risk-factor-for-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#2
Nao Kakizawa, Hiroshi Noda, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kosuke Ichida, Koichi Suzuki, Toshiki Rikiyama
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical significance of a CT-based evaluation of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) in the postoperative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in elderly patients. METHODS: Patients 70 years of age and older who were randomly assigned to Group A were compared with those younger than 70 who were assigned to Group B in terms of preoperative and intraoperative variables and postoperative outcomes. We compared the patients with clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) (Group C) to those without CR-POPF (Group D), and especially Group A...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923655/coloduodenovesical-fistula-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplant-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A A Rahnemai-Azar, M Penna, S D Morrison, S C Rayhill, L Sibulesky, K A Muczynski, R Bakthavatsalam
BACKGROUND: Complicated diverticulitis after transplantation occurs in as many as 3.5% of cases and carries a 25% mortality rate. Diagnosis of complicated diverticulitis in this population can be challenging because of abnormal presentations caused by immunosuppression. Only 4 cases of fistulization after kidney transplantation are described in the literature; none occurred after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant. METHODS: We present a first case of a coloduodenovesical fistula in a patient 9 years after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923055/clinical-outcome-of-laparoscopic-complete-mesocolic-excision-in-the-treatment-of-right-colon-cancer
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Yong Wang, Chuan Zhang, Dongsheng Zhang, Zan Fu, Yueming Sun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the clinical outcome of complete mesocolic excision (CME) with a caudal-to-cranial medial approach in the treatment of right colon cancer. METHODS: The clinical data of 172 patients who underwent laparoscopic CME for right colon cancer and were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from January 2010 to April 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The 3-year disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in relation to gender, age, history of abdominal surgery, tumor size, complications, and tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification were analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier survival curves...
September 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923011/nurse-midwives-ability-to-diagnose-acute-third-and-fourth-degree-obstetric-lacerations-in-western-kenya
#5
Leeya F Pinder, Kelsey H Natsuhara, Thomas F Burke, Svjetlana Lozo, Monica Oguttu, Leah Miller, Brett D Nelson, Melody J Eckardt
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula devastates the lives of women and is found most commonly among the poor in resource-limited settings. Unrepaired third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations have been shown to be the source of approximately one-third of the fistula burden in fistula camps in Kenya. In this study, we assessed potential barriers to accurate identification by Kenyan nurse-midwives of these complex perineal lacerations in postpartum women. METHODS: Nurse-midwife trainers from each of the seven sub-counties of Siaya County, Kenya were assessed in their ability to accurately identify obstetric lacerations and anatomical structures of the perineum, using a pictorial assessment tool...
September 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914345/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-open-and-thoracoscopic-repair-for-esophageal-atresia-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yuhao Wu, Hongyu Kuang, Tiewei Lv, Chun Wu
OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis was performed for a comparison of outcomes between open repair (OR) and thoracoscopic repair (TR) for esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA with TEF). METHODS: Electronic databases, including PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Medline, were searched systematically for the literatures aimed mainly at comparing the therapeutic effects for EA with TEF administrated by OR and TR. Corresponding data sets were extracted and two reviewers independently assessed the methodological quality...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913134/management-of-vesicovaginal-fistulas-after-gynecologic-surgery
#7
Burak Tatar, Taylan Oksay, Fatma Selcen Cebe, Sedat Soyupek, Evrim Erdemoğlu
OBJECTIVE: In developed nations, surgery, especially gynecologic procedures, is the major cause of vesicovaginal fistulas (VVFs). We retrospectively evaluated our treatment modalities for VVF repair caused by a gynecologic surgery, and discussed the reasons of selecting certain surgical techniques and their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the surgical procedure preferences of surgeons and their results with patient and surgeon characteristics for the management of VVFs after an inciting gynecologic surgery in Süleyman Demirel University Hospital, Isparta over a 10-year period...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912248/multi-disciplinary-vascular-access-care-and-access-outcomes-in-people-starting-hemodialysis-therapy
#8
Simardeep Gill, Robert Quinn, Matthew Oliver, Fareed Kamar, Rameez Kabani, Daniel Devoe, Priyanka Mysore, Neesh Pannu, Jennifer MacRae, Braden Manns, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Matthew James, Marcello Tonelli, Adriane Lewin, Ping Liu, Pietro Ravani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fistulas, the preferred form of hemodialysis access, are difficult to establish and maintain. We examined the effect of a multidisciplinary vascular access team, including nurses, surgeons, and radiologists, on the probability of using a fistula catheter-free, and rates of access-related procedures in incident patients receiving hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We examined vascular access outcomes in the first year of hemodialysis treatment before (2004-2005, preteam period) and after the implementation of an access team (2006-2008, early-team period; 2009-2011, late-team period) in the Calgary Health Region, Canada...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912005/proximal-radial-artery-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access
#9
William C Jennings, Alexandros Mallios, Nasir Mushtaq
OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed our experience with proximal radial artery-based arteriovenous fistulas (PRA-AVFs) for hemodialysis vascular access, evaluating characteristics of the patients, functional patency, risk of steal syndrome, survival of the patient, and technical considerations. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our database of consecutive patients, identifying those individuals with a PRA-AVF created during a 12-year period. In addition to physical examination, all patients underwent ultrasound vessel mapping by the operating surgeon, identifying the PRA-AVF configuration and outflow target most likely to succeed...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905805/a-novel-model-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-plug-for-anal-fistula-treatment-report-of-a-case-and-surgical-consideration-based-on-first-utility-in-poland
#10
Adam Bobkiewicz, Łukasz Krokowicz, Maciej Borejsza-Wysocki, Tomasz Banasiewicz
Anal fistula (AF) is a pathological connection between anus and skin in its surroundings. The main reason for the formation of anal fistula is a bacterial infection of the glands within the anal crypts. One of the modern techniques for the treatment of fistulas that do not interfere with the sphincters consists in implantation of a plug made from collagen material. We are presenting the first Polish experience with a new model of biomaterial plug for the treatment of anal fistula. We also point out key elements of the procedure (both preoperative and intraoperative) associated with this method...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904245/gallstone-ileus-in-an-ederly-patient-case-report
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Antonino Tornambè, Giuseppe Tornambè
AIM: To report an another case of gallstone ileus in ederly patient that was treated with simple enterolithotomy. MATERIAL OF STUDY: We report a case of 84 years old female that was admitted with intestinal obstruction. A CT scan suggested small bowel obstruction secondary to gallstone ileus. In relation to the overall clinical condition, we decided to perform a simple enterolithotomy. DISCUSSION: The first case of a cholecysto intestinal fistula with a gallstone within the gastro intestinal tract was described n 1654 by, Thomas Bartholin in a necropsy study...
September 4, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900730/review-of-local-injection-of-anti-tnf-for-perianal-fistulising-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Samuel O Adegbola, Kapil Sahnan, Philip J Tozer, Robin Ks Phillips, Omar D Faiz, Janindra Warusavitarne, Ailsa Hart
BACKGROUND: Perianal fistulising Crohn's disease (PFCD) affects a third of Crohn's disease patients and represents a disabling phenotype with poor outcome. The anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF) therapies have been shown to maintain clinical remission in a third of patients after 1 year of treatment. Maintenance therapy with systematic administration schedules confers greatest benefit, but exposes patients to risks/side effects of continued systemic use and led to consideration of local drug delivery (first described in 2000)...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893704/late-complication-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-what-is-a-role-of-an-open-surgical-conversion
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Lazar Davidovic, Milos Sladojevic, Igor Koncar, Miroslav Markovic, Tulga Ulus, Nikola Ilic, Marko Dragas, Vladimir Cvetic, Zoran Rancic
BACKGROUND: We would like to evaluate causes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) failure and conversion to open surgery (COS) in high volume vascular center for open surgery, with low volume TEVAR procedures. METHODS: A total of 8 patients (6 males, mean aged 55.14 years) underwent COS after TEVAR. The indications for conversion to open surgery, intraoperative strategy, as well as early postoperative and mid follow-up results were analyzed. RESULTS: The indications for COS were persistent proximal type I endoleak with progressive aneurysm enlargement in two patients, endoleak type III in one patient, progressive aneurysm enlargement with no endoleak in one patient, stent graft migration in two patients, secondary aorto-esophageal fistula in one patient, secondary aorto-esophageal and aorto-bronchial fistula in one patient, as well as distal progression of the aneurysmal disease in 2 patient...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891850/ligation-of-intersphincteric-fistula-tract-for-fistula-in-ano-lessons-learned-from-a-decade-of-experience
#14
Songphol Malakorn, Tarik Sammour, Supakij Khomvilai, Irin Chowchankit, Shankar Gunarasa, Prapon Kanjanasilp, Charnjiroj Thiptanakij, Arun Rojanasakul
BACKGROUND: Ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract is a well-described sphincter-preserving technique for the management of fistula in ano. In 2007, we reported our early experience demonstrating a primary success rate of 94.4%. These findings have since been supported by several short-term studies, but long-term results and secondary cure rates after ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract failure remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to report a 10-year experience of ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract with extended long-term follow-up...
October 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886391/combined-pancreatic-and-duodenal-transection-injury-a-case-report
#15
Simbarashe Gift Mungazi, Chenesa Mbanje, Onesai Chihaka, Noah Madziva
INTRODUCTION: Combined pancreatic-duodenal injuries in blunt abdominal trauma are rare. These injuries are associated with high morbidity and mortality, and their emergent management is a challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of combined complete pancreatic (through the neck) and duodenal (first part) transections in a 24-year-old male secondary to blunt abdominal trauma following a motor vehicle crash. The duodenal stumps were closed separately and a gastrojejunostomy performed for intestinal continuity...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884052/colovesical-fistula-an-unusual-complication-of-cytomegalovirus-colitis
#16
Talal Asif, Badar Hasan, Alisa Likhitsup, David Bamberger
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a double-stranded DNA virus that is associated with clinically significant disease in patients with advanced immunosuppression, particularly those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). End-organ disease with CMV is classically associated with a CD4 cell count less than 50 cells/microliter. CMV colitis is the second most common manifestation of end-organ disease in this patient population. CMV-associated enteric fistula is a rare complication that has been described in only a few case reports in the literature...
July 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879210/gastroduodenal-artery-psuedoaneurysm-bleed-through-a-spontaneous-pancreaticoduodenal-fistula-as-a-result-of-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis
#17
Sherman Picardo, Kenji So, Suresh Navadgi
Spontaneous pancreaticoduodenal fistulization and arterial psuedoaneurysm formation are both complications of acute pancreatitis. We present a 27-year-old man with hematemesis who was found to be bleeding from a gastroduodenal artery psuedoaneurysm through a spontaneous pancreaticoduodenal fistula as a result of severe alcohol-related necrotizing pancreatitis. This is the first reported case in the literature to describe this occurrence.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876594/salmonella-typhimurium-infected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-repair-with-secondary-aortoenteric-fistula-formation
#18
M Dickfos, K Garnham, J Jenkins
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a widely accepted and used technique for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). However, it comes with a unique set of complications, two of the rarer being infection and aorto-enteric fistula formation. Due to the infrequency of the situation, there are currently no guidelines for their management. A 75-year-old male presented with vague abdominal pain and fevers. He was diagnosed with an infected abdominal aortic EVAR stent graft on computer tomography imaging...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871507/delayed-post-operative-tension-pneumocephalus-and-pneumorrhachis
#19
D C Kieser, D T Cawley, C Tavolaro, T Cloche, I Obeid, V Pointillart, J M Vital, O Gille
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis after spinal surgery is unknown, with a paucity of literature on this complication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the first published case of delayed onset tension pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis associated with spinal surgery. RESULTS: This complication occurred from a cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) leak after posterior instrumentation removal and was successfully treated with emergent wound debridement and the formation of a CSF fistula...
September 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870218/respiratory-problems-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#20
Federica Porcaro, Laura Valfré, Lelia Rotondi Aufiero, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Paola De Angelis, Alberto Villani, Pietro Bagolan, Sergio Bottero, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have chronic respiratory symptoms including recurrent pneumonia, wheezing and persistent cough. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical findings of a large group of children with EA and TEF surgically corrected and the instrumental investigation to which they have undergone in order to better understand the patient's needs and harmonize the care. METHODS: A retrospective data collection was performed on 105 children with EA and TEF followed at Department of Pediatric Medicine of Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital (Rome, Italy) between 2010 and 2015...
September 5, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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