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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137681/influence-of-tourniquet-use-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-with-drainage-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kai Zhou, Tingxian Ling, Haoyang Wang, Zongke Zhou, Bin Shen, Jing Yang, Pengde Kang, Fuxing Pei
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare the effect of tourniquet use or lack of it on recovery following uncomplicated primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: In a prospective randomised double-blinded study, 150 patients undergoing primary TKA were assigned to either a tourniquet or non-tourniquet group. At the early phase, 3 and 6 months after surgery, an independent observer assessed the primary outcome measure (i.e. total blood loss) and secondary outcome measures (i...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137416/analysis-of-clinical-and-neurological-outcomes-in-patients-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-caused-by-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-retrospective-prospective-study
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Si-Dong Yang, Feng Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
Objectives: In this research we analyzed the results of surgical treatment of cauda equina syndrome (CES) caused by acute lumbar disc herniation. We emphasize the early treatment for good neurological recovery. Methods: A retrospective-prospective, non randomized, clinical study was performed between Jan 2010 and Dec 2014. We retrospectively collected medical records of 18 patients who suffered from CES due to acute lumbar disc herniation and followed up them regularly...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137052/arytenoid-cartilage-dislocation-mimicking-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-a-case-report
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Eun H Chun, Hee J Baik, Rack K Chung, Hun J Lee, Kwangseob Shin, Jae H Woo
RATIONALE: Arytenoid dislocation is very rare and may be misdiagnosed as vocal cord paralysis or a self-limiting sore throat. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 70-year-old male (70 kg, 156 cm) was scheduled for transurethral resection of bladder tumors. A McGrath videolaryngoscope, with a basic cuffed Mallinckrodt oral tracheal tube of 7.5 mm internal diameter, was used to successfully intubate his trachea. The duration of surgery was 25 minutes. In the recovery room, he complained of sore throat and dyspnea with inspiratory stridor, which were not resolved after intravenous injection of 10 mg of dexamethasone...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136737/-research-progress-on-early-diagnosis-reasonable-prevention-and-treatment-of-symptomatic-spinal-epidural-hematoma-following-spinal-surgery
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X W Ye, S S Liu, P H Zeng, B L Liu
Symptomatic spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) following spinal surgery is rare but one of the serious complications. SSEH can leave devastating neurological consequences if missing the optimal timing for treatment. The early diagnosis of SSEH is critical to the neurologic recovery, and MRI examination can help to check the location and the scope of the hematoma and provide imaging information for surgical operation. The risk factors of SSEH can be divided into preoperative factors, intraoperative factors and postoperative factors...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132691/-practical-assessment-of-dsaek-in-the-management-of-endothelial-decompensation-following-penetrating-keratoplasty
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E Neiter, C Goetz, F Tortuyaux, A Ehrhardt, N Houmad, J-M Perone
PURPOSE: To report our anatomical and functional results as well as possible complications of the first six Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasties (DSAEK) performed in our department for endothelial decompensation after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) METHODS: This was a retrospective and observational monocentric study of six patients with DSAEK after prior PK between January 2015 and July 2016. The data collected were: demographic characteristics (age, sex), ophthalmological comorbidities, initial indication for PK, delay between PK and DSAEK...
November 11, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132626/early-hospital-mortality-prediction-of-intensive-care-unit-patients-using-an-ensemble-learning-approach
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Aya Awad, Mohamed Bader-El-Den, James McNicholas, Jim Briggs
BACKGROUND: Mortality prediction of hospitalized patients is an important problem. Over the past few decades, several severity scoring systems and machine learning mortality prediction models have been developed for predicting hospital mortality. By contrast, early mortality prediction for intensive care unit patients remains an open challenge. Most research has focused on severity of illness scoring systems or data mining (DM) models designed for risk estimation at least 24 or 48h after ICU admission...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125443/neurosurgical-management-in-children-with-bleeding-diathesis-auditing-neurological-outcome
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Zaitun Zakaria, Chandrasekaran Kaliaperumal, Darach Crimmins, John Caird
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of neurosurgical treatment in children with bleeding diathesis and also to evaluate the current management plan applied in the authors' service. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed all cases in which neurosurgical procedures were performed in pediatric patients presenting with intracranial hematoma due to an underlying bleeding tendency over a 5-year period at their institution. They evaluated the patients' neurological symptoms from the initial referral, hematological abnormalities, surgical treatment, neurological outcome, and scores on the Pediatric Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOS-E Peds) obtained 1 year after the last operation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122730/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-following-second-transsphenoidal-surgery-report-of-a-rare-complication-and-review-of-literature
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Zhuangzhuang Miao, Zhuo Zhang, Juan Chen, Junwen Wang, Huaqiu Zhang, Ting Lei
BACKGROUND: Cushing's disease, induced by pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secreting adenomas, is associated with high risk factors of stroke. At present, transsphenoidal surgery remains the first line of therapy. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is an uncommon form of stroke with variable presentations but, to date, there have been no reports of its occurrence in Cushing's disease patients following surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: We herein report a Cushing's disease case who suffered CVST a few days after a second transsphenoidal surgery...
November 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117639/comparison-of-surgical-outcomes-between-open-and-robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Hyeong Seok Kim, Youngmin Han, Jae Seung Kang, Hongbeom Kim, Jae Ri Kim, Wooil Kwon, Sun-Whe Kim, Jin-Young Jang
BACKGROUND: Robot surgery is new method that maintains advantages and overcomes disadvantages of conventional methods, even in pancreatic surgery. This study aimed to evaluate safety and benefits of robot-assisted minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (robot PD). METHODS: This study included 237 patients who underwent PD between 2015 and 2017. Demographics, surgical outcomes were evaluated. RESULTS: Fifty-one patients underwent robot PD and 186 underwent open PD...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115652/early-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-following-acute-biliary-pancreatitis-expedites-recovery
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Seracettin Eğin, Metin Yeşiltaş, Berk Gökçek, Hakan Tezer, Servet Rüştü Karahan
BACKGROUND: In this retrospective study, we aimed to assess the reliability of early cholecystectomy, risk of recurrent biliary pancreatitis, and their effects on hospital length of stay and morbidity by comparing the results of early and late laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acute biliary pancreatitis. METHODS: A total of 131 patients, who were diagnosed with acute biliary pancreatitis at Okmeydanı Education and Research Hospital in January 2009-December 2012, were included in the study...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115588/limb-remote-ischemic-post%C3%A2-conditioning-reduces-injury-and-improves-long%C3%A2-term-behavioral-recovery-in-rats-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-possible-involvement-of-the-autophagic-process
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Xiang Hu, Tao Lv, Shao-Feng Yang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Yi-Feng Miao
Hemorrhage‑related neurologic injury is a primary cause of disability and mortality following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect and the possible role of autophagy in limb remote ischemic post‑conditioning (RIPostC) using an endovascular puncture rat model of SAH. RIPostC was induced by three cycles of occlusion (10 min) and release (10 min) in the bilateral femoral artery using an aneurysm clip. Early RIPostC began immediately following SAH, delayed RIPostC began following a 30 min delay and the repeated RIPostC group underwent the protocol every day for 3 days...
October 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108091/effects-of-low-dose-epinephrine-on-perioperative-hemostasis-and-inflammatory-reaction-in-major-surgeries-a%C3%A2-randomized%C3%A2-clinical-trial
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J L Liu, W N Zeng, F Y Wang, C Chen, X Y Gong, H Yang, Z J Tan, X L Jia, L Yang
BACKGROUND: Haemostasis, thrombosis, and surgical stress-induced immune reaction are important for perioperative morbidity and recovery in major surgeries. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of combined administration of low-dose epinephrine (LDEPI) plus tranexamic acid (TXA) on perioperative blood loss, thromboembolic complications, and inflammatory response in total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS /METHODS: Patients scheduled for THA (n = 195) were randomized into 3 interventions: intravenous (IV) LDEPI plus TXA (Group IV); topical (TP) diluted-epinephrine plus TXA (Group TP); and TXA alone as control (CT) (Group CT)...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106853/sequential-pediatric-bilateral-cochlear-implantation-the-effect-of-time-interval-between-implants
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Giovanni Bianchin, Lorenzo Tribi, Patrizia Formigoni, Carmela Russo, Valeria Polizzi
OBJECTIVE: To examine speech intelligibility in children subjected to sequential bilateral cochlear implants (CI) surgery and to assess the influence of the inter-stage interval duration. INTRODUCTION: Binaural hearing recovery can have additional benefits, especially in speech and language development in patients with congenital profound sensorineural hearing loss; so recently there has been an increase in the number of children receiving bilateral CI. METHODS: Twenty-seven children who underwent sequential bilateral cochlear implant (SBCI) with a short (1-3 yrs), medium (4-6 yrs) and long (7-12 yrs) range interval between both implantations, respectively, were evaluated...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100949/plasticity-of-the-human-visual-brain-after-early-cortical-lesion
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K Mikellidou, R Arrighi, G Aghakhanyan, F Tinelli, F Frijia, S Crespi, F De Masi, D Montanaro, M C Morrone
In adults, partial damage to V1 or optic radiations abolishes perception in the corresponding part of the visual field, causing a scotoma. However, it is widely accepted that the developing cortex has superior capacities to reorganize following an early lesion to endorse adaptive plasticity. Here we report a single patient case (G.S.) with near normal central field vision despite a massive unilateral lesion to the optic radiations acquired early in life. The patient underwent surgical removal of a right hemisphere parieto-temporal-occipital atypical choroid plexus papilloma of the right lateral ventricle at four months of age, which presumably altered the visual pathways during in utero development...
October 31, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094430/social-support-following-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-colorectal-cancer-and-associations-with-health-related-quality-of-life-results-from-the-uk-colorectal-wellbeing-crew-cohort-study
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Joanne Haviland, Samantha Sodergren, Lynn Calman, Jessica Corner, Amy Din, Deborah Fenlon, Chloe Grimmett, Alison Richardson, Peter W Smith, Jane Winter, Claire Foster
OBJECTIVE: Social support is acknowledged as important in cancer survivorship, but little is known about change in support after cancer diagnosis and factors associated with this, particularly in colorectal cancer. The CREW cohort study investigated social support up to 2 years following curative intent surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 871 adults recruited pre-treatment from 29 UK centres 2010 to 2012 consented to follow-up. Questionnaires at baseline, 3, 9, 15, and 24 months post-surgery included assessments of social support (Medical Outcomes Study-Social Support Survey, MOS-SSS) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
November 1, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091330/multicentre-observational-study-of-gastrointestinal-recovery-after-elective-colorectal-surgery
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INTRODUCTION: Postoperative ileus (POI) is characterised by delayed gastrointestinal recovery and is common after colorectal surgery. Numerous strategies to optimise POI have been proposed but its management remains unclear. This study aimed to characterise the duration and management of gastrointestinal recovery in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery. METHODS: A snapshot, prospective, observational study was undertaken between November 2016 and January 2017 at 10 regional hospitals in the United Kingdom...
November 1, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090002/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-accelerate-nerve-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-in-a-rat-model-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury
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Yun Li, Wen Xu, Li-Yu Cheng
Medialization thyroplasty or injection laryngoplasty for unilateral vocal fold paralysis cannot restore mobility of the vocal fold. Recent studies have shown that transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells is effective in the repair of nerve injuries. This study investigated whether adipose-derived stem cell transplantation could repair recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. Rat models of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury were established by crushing with micro forceps. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs; 8 × 10(5)) or differentiated Schwann-like adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (dADSCs; 8 × 10(5)) or extracellular matrix were injected at the site of injury...
September 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088951/update-on-critical-care-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-setting-of-polytrauma
#18
John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, Jonathan W Rick, Hansen Deng, Carlene P Partow, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Harjus S Birk, Andrew K Chan, Sanjay S Dhall
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in patients with concurrent traumatic injuries in other body systems. These patients with polytrauma pose unique challenges to clinicians. The current review evaluates existing guidelines and updates the evidence for prehospital transport, immobilization, initial resuscitation, critical care, hemodynamic stability, diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, and timing appropriate for the patient with SCI who has multisystem trauma. Initial management should be systematic, with focus on spinal immobilization, timely transport, and optimizing perfusion to the spinal cord...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083354/early-rehabilitation-after-elective-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Claudio Lisi, Patrick Caspani, Marco Bruggi, Ettore Carlisi, Donatella Scolè, Francesco Benazzo, Elena Dalla Toffola
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Outcomes after TKA surgery are supposed to be related to the intensity and type of post-operative rehabilitation. Aim of this paper is to describe our early rehabilitation protocol following TKA with mini-invasive surgery in the immediate post-operative period and analyze functional recovery and changes in pain scores in these patients. METHODS: in this observational study, data were collected on 215 total knee arthroplasty patients referred to Orthopedics and Traumatology inpatient ward from July 2012 to January 2014, treated with the same early start rehabilitation protocol...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081902/development-of-a-telehealth-monitoring-service-after-colorectal-surgery-a-feasibility-study
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Damian D Bragg, Helena Edis, Sian Clark, Simon L Parsons, Binoy Perumpalath, Dileep N Lobo, Charles A Maxwell-Armstrong
AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of a text-messaging system to remotely monitor and support patients after discharge following elective colorectal surgery, within an enhanced recovery protocol. METHODS: Florence (FLO) is a National Health Service telehealth solution utilised for monitoring chronic health conditions, such as hypertension, using text-messaging. New algorithms were designed to monitor the well-being, basic physiological observations and any patient-reported symptoms, and provide support messages to patients undergoing colorectal surgery within an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for 30 d after discharge...
September 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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