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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526051/functional-evaluation-for-patients-with-lower-extremity-sarcoma-application-of-the-chinese-version-of-musculoskeletal-tumor-society-scoring-system
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Leilei Xu, Xinhua Li, Zhou Wang, Jin Xiong, Shoufeng Wang
BACKGROUND: The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scoring system is a disease-specific instrument to determine the physical and mental health for patients with extremity sarcoma. This study aims to investigate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the MSTS, and to evaluate functional outcomes of the surgical treatment of lower extremity sarcoma using the Chinese MSTS. METHODS: A cohort of 98 patients who had undergone surgery for lower extremity sarcoma were included...
May 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511618/midterm-results-of-low-profile-stents-to-treat-atherosclerotic-iliac-artery-disease
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Nicola Troisi, Leonardo Ercolini, Emiliano Chisci, Piefrancesco Frosini, Enrico Barbanti, Stefano Michelagnoli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of low-profile 4-F stents for the treatment of atherosclerotic iliac artery lesions. METHODS: Between January 2009 and December 2015, 63 patients (mean age 69.3 years; 42 men) received low-profile stents (Astron Pulsar or Pulsar-18) at the discretion of the operator to treat iliac artery occlusive disease. The majority of patients (40, 63.5%) had critical limb ischemia; 36 of 82 lesions were total occlusions. All procedures were performed with 4-F equipment...
June 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509409/soft-tissue-reconstruction-and-salvage-of-infected-fixation-hardware-in-lower-extremity-trauma
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Hyuma A Leland, Alexis D Rounds, Karen E Burtt, Daniel J Gould, Geoffrey S Marecek, Ram K Alluri, Ketan M Patel, Joseph N Carey
BACKGROUND: Tibial fracture management may be complicated by infection of internal fixation hardware (iIFH) resulting in increased morbidity and amputation rate. When iIFH removal is not possible, salvage of the lower extremity is attempted through debridement, antibiotics, and vascularized soft tissue coverage. This study investigates lower extremity salvage with retention of iIFH. METHODS: Demographics, outcomes, and bacterial speciation in patients with tibial fractures at a level 1 trauma center from 2007 to 2014 were reviewed...
May 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508848/recurrent-osteosarcoma-with-calcified-liver-metastases-uncommon-development-of-a-common-disease
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Shikha Goyal, Pramod K Julka
Osteosarcoma is the commonest primary malignant bone tumor. Since bones lack a lymphatic system, metastatic spread in these tumors is exclusively hematogenous, the commonest sites being lungs and bone. We report a case of osteosarcoma humerus which recurred locally after primary therapy consisting of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and limb salvage surgery, who developed calcified liver metastases in addition to local and pulmonary relapse. Liver, though a common site of hematogenous spread in most solid tumors, has rarely been reported to be involved in metastatic osteosarcomas...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507873/inferior-limb-salvage-by-combined-free-tissue-transfer-and-the-crane-principle-revisited
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Alessandro Thione, Pedro C Cavadas
Aggressive treatment of ischemia of the lower extremities has decreased the number of amputations in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients; combined vascular reconstruction and microvascular free-flap transfer has been used to improve distal perfusion and cover large tissue defects caused by the critical limb ischemia during the past 30 years. We present our experience with a 71-year-old diabetic patient who underwent revascularization with a vascular bypass and a simultaneous microvascular flap reconstruction for limb salvage after domestic trauma...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504777/dengue-fever-with-compartment-syndrome-of-the-right-arm
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C Khoo, G Chu, M S Rosaida, S K Chidambaram
A 44-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with dengue fever. She developed a haematoma in the right arm at the site of a previous arterial line insertion. Due to coexisting thrombocytopenia, the bleeding was severe enough to cause compartment syndrome. An emergency fasciotomy was performed and her limb salvaged. The case illustrates one important potential complication of this common infectious disease.
December 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502546/cryopreserved-saphenous-vein-as-a-last-ditch-conduit-for-limb-salvage
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Leigh Ann O'Banion, Bian Wu, Charles M Eichler, Linda M Reilly, Michael S Conte, Jade S Hiramoto
OBJECTIVE: In patients lacking autogenous vein suitable for infrainguinal bypass, cryopreserved saphenous vein (CSV) allograft (CryoLife, Inc, Kennesaw, Ga) may be an acceptable alternative. The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes of CSV conduit for infrainguinal revascularization. METHODS: Between February 2008 and August 2015, 70 patients underwent infrainguinal bypass grafts in 73 limbs using CSV. All patients lacked suitable arm or leg vein. Demographic data and patient outcomes were retrospectively collected using electronic medical records...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488101/impact-of-chronic-renal-failure-on-safety-and-effectiveness-of-paclitaxel-eluting-stents-for-femoropopliteal-artery-disease-subgroup-analysis-from-zilver-ptx-post-market-surveillance-study-in-japan
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Yukihisa Ogawa, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Takao Ohki, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Masato Nakamura, Kimihiro Komori, Shinsuke Nanto, Erin E O'Leary, Aaron E Lottes, Alan T Saunders, Michael D Dake
PURPOSE: Favorable long-term outcomes of the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent (DES) in femoropopliteal lesions have been demonstrated. Chronic renal failure (CRF) has been shown to be a risk factor for restenosis and decreased limb salvage. The results of the DES in patients with CRF have not previously been reported. This study compares the results with the DES in patients with CRF and those without CRF. METHODS: This retrospective analysis from the Zilver PTX Japan Post-Market Surveillance Study included 321 patients with CRF and 584 patients without CRF...
May 9, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487975/decreased-phosphorylation-of-pdgfr-%C3%AE-impairs-the-angiogenic-potential-of-expanded-endothelial-progenitor-cells-via-the-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-signaling
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Haiyuan Lu, Hua Mei, Fan Wang, Qian Zhao, Siqi Wang, Lvjun Liu, Lamei Cheng
Human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been proven to contribute to post-natal angiogenesis, and have been applied in various models of ischemia. However, to date, to the best of our knowledge, there is no available data on the angiogenic properties of EPCs during the process of in vitro expansion. In this study, we expanded EPCs to obtain cells at different passages, and analyzed their cellular properties and angiogenic ability. In the process of expansion, no changes were observed in cell cobblestone-like morphology, apoptotic rate and telomere length...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487509/a-series-of-rat-segmental-forelimb-ectopic-implantation-models
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Xianyu Zhou, Xusong Luo, Bowen Gao, Fei Liu, Chuan Gu, Qingxiong Yu, Qingfeng Li, Hainan Zhu
Temporary ectopic implantation has been performed in clinical practice to salvage devascularized amputated tissues for delayed replantation purpose. In this study, we established a series of segmental forelimb ectopic implantation models in rats, including forelimb, forearm, forepaw, digit, and double forelimbs, to mimic the clinical context. Time of amputated limbs harvesting in donors and ectopic implantation process in recipients were recorded. Survival time and mortalities of recipients were also recorded...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483613/the-relationship-between-hospital-or-surgeon-volume-and-outcomes-in-lower-limb-vascular-surgery-in-the-united-kingdom-and-europe
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Edward A Goka, Patrick Phillips, Edith Poku, Munira Essat, Helen B Woods, Stephen J Walters, Eva C Kaltenthaler, Phil Shackley, Jonathan Michaels
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral vascular disease is a major cause of death and disability. The extent to which volume influences outcome of lower limb (LL) vascular surgery remains unclear. This review evaluated the relationship between hospital/surgeon volume and outcome in LL surgery. METHODOLOGY: Electronic databases; Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library Databases, Science Citation Index, and CINAHL, proceedings from conferences, citations, and references of included studies were searched...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480286/the-association-between-geographic-density-of-infectious-disease-physicians-and-limb-preservation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Meghan B Brennan, Glenn O Allen, Patrick D Ferguson, Joseph A McBride, Christopher J Crnich, Maureen A Smith
BACKGROUND: Avoiding major (above-ankle) amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers is best accomplished by multidisciplinary care teams with access to infectious disease specialists. However, access to infectious disease physicians is partially influenced by geography. We assessed the effect of living in a hospital referral region with a high geographic density of infectious disease physicians on major amputation for patients with diabetic foot ulcers. We studied geographic density, rather than infectious disease consultation, to capture both the direct and indirect (eg, informal consultation) effects of access to these providers on major amputation...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479467/the-natural-history-and-outcomes-of-endovascular-therapy-for-claudication
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Julia T Saraidaridis, Emel A Ergul, W Darrin Clouse, Virendra I Patel, Richard P Cambria, Mark F Conrad
INTRODUCTION: The natural history of claudication is well characterized and traditional therapy includes risk factor modification and exercise protocols with revascularization reserved for patients who are severely impaired. However, the reduced peri-procedural morbidity with endovascular therapy has led physicians to broaden the indications for intervention for peripheral artery disease and more claudicants are undergoing procedures for disease that is moderately limiting to their lifestyle...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479462/iliac-artery-stenting-combined-with-ipsilateral-open-femoro-popliteal-revascularization-and-its-effect-on-bypass-patency
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Michele Piazza, Francesco Squizzato, Sandro Lepidi, Mirko Menegolo, Franco Grego, Michele Antonello
OBJECTIVES: In cases of multilevel obstructive atherosclerotic disease, hybrid procedures of concomitant iliac artery stenting and femoro-popliteal bypass (IS-FPB) may represent a valid approach, but results are still unclear. The aim was to evaluate early and long-term outcomes of concurrent IS-FPB. METHODS: This retrospective study included 75 patients (76 limbs) treated with concomitant IS-FPB between January 2010 and June 2016. All patients were prospectively enrolled in a dedicated database...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479446/laser-atherectomy-for-the-treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Alexandros Mallios, John Blebea, Bryan Buster, Ryan Messiner, Kevin Taubman, Harry Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical results of laser atherectomy in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients undergoing laser atherectomy at a single institution during a seven year period by vascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists in a tertiary university-affiliated hospital. Clinical data was retrieved from patient charts and hospital electronic medical records along with the associated arteriograms...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479423/treating-peripheral-artery-disease-in-the-wake-of-rising-costs-and-protracted-length-of-stay
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Grace J Wang, Benjamin M Jackson, Paul J Foley, Scott M Damrauer, Venkat Kalapatapu, Michael A Golden, Ronald M Fairman
OBJECTIVE: There has been growing scrutiny in the treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) due to the utilization of resources to manage this complex patient population. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors associated with prolonged length of stay (LOS>7 days) following lower extremity bypass using data from the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) as well as to define the additional costs incurred due to prolonged LOS in our health system. METHODS: Summary statistics were performed of patients undergoing lower extremity bypass from 2010-2015...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477425/outcome-and-complications-in-dogs-with-appendicular-primary-bone-tumors-treated-with-stereotactic-radiotherapy-and-concurrent-surgical-stabilization
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Sarah E Boston, Arathi Vinayak, Xiaomin Lu, Susan Larue, Nicholas J Bacon, Jason A Bleedorn, Carlos H M Souza, Nicole P Ehrhart
OBJECTIVE: To document the outcome of dogs with appendicular primary bone tumors treated with stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and concurrent stabilization. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-institutional retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Eighteen dogs with presumptive or definitive diagnosis of appendicular osteosarcoma. METHODS: Medical records of dogs with appendicular primary bone tumors treated with SRT and stabilization were reviewed for signalment, preoperative staging and diagnostics, radiation dose, stabilization method, and outcome...
May 6, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470395/irreversible-electroporation-to-treat-malignant-tumor-recurrences-within-the-pelvic-cavity-a-case-series
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L G P H Vroomen, H J Scheffer, M C A M Melenhorst, N van Grieken, M P van den Tol, M R Meijerink
OBJECTIVE: To describe the initial experience with irreversible electroporation (IRE) to treat pelvic tumor recurrences. METHODS: A retrospective single-center analysis was performed. Adverse events were recorded using Common Terminology Criteria of Adverse Events (CTCAE) 4.0. Clinical outcome was determined using pain- and general- symptom assessment, including Seddon's peripheral nerve injury (PNI) types. Radiological outcome was evaluated by comparing baseline with three-month 18F-FDG PET-CT follow-up...
May 3, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467662/impact-of-venous-outflow-tract-on-survival-of-osteocutaneous-free-fibula-flaps-for-mandibular-reconstruction-a-14-year-review
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Eric I Chang
BACKGROUND: The principle reconstructive modality for segmental mandibulectomy defects is the osteocutaneous free fibula flap. Preoperative CT angiography has been recommended to assess the quality of arterial inflow to the flap and donor limb. However, the impact of the venous system on flap viability has not been explored. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing free fibula flap mandible reconstruction was performed at a single tertiary cancer center from 2002 to 2015...
May 3, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467648/building-better-bone-the-weaving-of-biologic-and-engineering-strategies-for-managing-bone-loss
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Andrew M Schwartz, Mara L Schenker, Jaimo Ahn, Nick J Willett
Segmental bone loss remains a challenging clinical problem for orthopaedic trauma surgeons. In addition to the missing bone itself, the local tissues (soft tissue, vascular) are often highly traumatized as well, resulting in a less than ideal environment for bone regeneration. As a result, attempts at limb salvage become a highly expensive endeavor, often requiring multiple operations and necessitating the use of every available strategy (autograft, allograft, bone graft substitution, Masquelet, bone transport, etc...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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