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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791700/closing-the-gap-novel-abdominal-wound-closure-techniques
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James Dana Kondrup, Alaina M Qayyum
Traditionally, surgical procedures within the realm of both general and gynecological surgery employ the use of staples and interrupted sutures that run continuously with knot tying or subcuticular sutures to ensure closure of large wound incisions, subcuticular incisions, and fascial repair. However, these methods may not always be cosmetically favorable and, thus, result in an unpleasant outcome for the patient, adding to their surgery-related stress. It is, therefore, imperative that surgeons and gynecologists are aware of alternative methods of wound closure that are not only cosmetically favorable, but also ensure rapid wound recovery and infection control...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790726/minimally-invasive-approaches-to-craniosynostosis
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Arjun V Pendharkar, Maryam N Shahin, Claudio Cavallo, Xiaochun Zhao, Allen L Ho, Eric S Sussman, Gerald A Grant
Craniosynostosis (CS) is defined as the premature fusion of one or more calvarial sutures. This carries several consequences, including abnormal/asymmetric cranial vault development, increased intracranial pressure, compromised neurocognitive development, and craniofacial deformity. Definitive management is surgical with the goal of protecting cerebral development by re-establishing normal cranial vault expansion and correcting cosmetic deformity. In today's practice, CS surgery has advanced radically from simple craniectomies to major cranial vault reconstructive (CVR) procedures...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785996/phacoemulsification-with-single-pass-four-throw-pupilloplasty-and-pre-descemet-s-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-management-of-cosmetic-iris-implant-complication
#3
Priya Narang, Keiki Mehta, Amar Agarwal
Placement of an anterior chamber iris implant for cosmetic reasons has been associated with development of various complications. Even after the implant has been explanted from the eye, it leaves a trail of after effects that necessitate surgical management. We describe a technique that comprises of performing phacoemulsification with single-pass four-throw pupilloplasty and a pre-Descemet's endothelial keratoplasty procedure for this eye with cosmetic iris implant complication.
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783998/surgical-repair-via-submammary-thoracotomy-right-axillary-thoracotomy-and-median-sternotomy-for-ventricular-septal-defects
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Zhi-Nuan Hong, Qiang Chen, Ze-Wei Lin, Gui-Can Zhang, Liang-Wan Chen, Qi-Liang Zhang, Hua Cao
BACKGROUND: Right submammary thoracotomy and right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy are performed for ventricular septal defect (VSD) to reduce the invasiveness of the conventional surgical repair through median sternotomy approach. No comparative studies have been conducted among these three procedures. METHODS: From January 2016 to December 2016, 182 patients with isolated VSD who underwent surgical repair via one of these 3 approaches were reviewed to compare these three procedures...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782308/activation-of-herpes-simplex-infection-after-tattoo
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Antigona Begolli Gerqari, Mybera Ferizi, Merita Kotori, Aferdita Daka, Syzana Hapciu, Ilir Begolli, Mirije Begolli, Idriz Gerqari
Tattooing is a procedure where ink is applied to an area of the skin, mostly intraepidermally (1). This procedure is carried out mainly for aesthetic purposes. Lately, it has been used as a corrective medical procedure following amputation of mammilla. The procedure is aggressive (2), and the fact that skin is punctured many times with the same needle which cannot be fully sterilized may cause infection of the treated area with bacterial, fungal, or viral agents that may lead to health consequences manifesting in the form of verrucae vulgaris, molluscum contagiosum, and herpes simplex...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781906/cosmetic-dermatology-training-during-residency-outcomes-of-a-resident-reported-survey
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Amanda Champlain, Jeave Reserva, Kirsten Webb, Dana Griffin, Lauren Moy, Cara Joyce, Dee Anna Glaser, Naomi Lawrence, Kachiu C Lee, Diana D Antonovich, David M Duffy, Jenny Kim, David Ozog, Joseph Sobanko, Murad Alam, Rebecca C Tung
BACKGROUND: As the demand for cosmetic treatments increases, it is important for dermatology residents to be educated about and achieve proficiency in dermatologic cosmetic procedures. OBJECTIVE: To assess dermatology residents' educational exposure to cosmetic dermatology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anonymous 18-question survey was sent electronically to 1,266 dermatology residents requesting information about cosmetic dermatology training during residency...
May 16, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777605/ethics-and-or-aesthetics-reflections-on-cosmetic-surgery-for-adolescents
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Gianluca Montanari Vergallo, Enrico Marinelli, Simona Napoletano, Natale Mario Di Luca, Simona Zaami
Cosmetic surgery entails various ethical issues, even more so in cases involving adolescent patients. Cosmetic surgeons need to take into account how modern societies consider physical appearance an essential component of everyday life, as well as the vulnerability of youths and adolescents. For that reason, it is imperative to thoroughly assess the psychological and emotional states, in addition to the motivations, of minor patients. That goal can be achieved through the use of the DAS-59, (the Derriford Appearance Scale)1 , an effective and dependable tool devised to evaluate the psychological difficulties and distress experienced by people living with problems of appearance...
May 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774939/-feasibility-and-preliminary-technical-experience-of-single-incision-plus-one-port-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-combined-with-%C3%AF-shaped-esophagojejunal-anastomosis-in-surgical-treatment-of-gastric-cancer
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Guangsheng Du, Enlai Jiang, Yuan Qiu, Wensheng Wang, Shuai Wang, Yunbo Li, Ke Peng, Xiang Li, Hua Yang, Weidong Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility, safety, and preliminary technical experience of single incision plus one port laparoscopic total gastrectomy combined with π-shaped esophagojejunal anastomosis (SILT-π) in the surgical treatment of gastric cancer. METHODS: Clinical data of 5 gastric cancer patients undergoing SILT-π operation at the Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of the Army Medical University from August to October 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772585/thoracoplasty-current-view-on-indication-and-technique
#9
Oleg Kuhtin, Marina Veith, Mohammed Alghanem, Ivan Martel, Dmitrii Giller, Viktor Haas, Ludwig Lampl
Thoracoplasty was invented for removing cavities between thoracic wall and remnant lung or mediastinum. It was initially used in cases of tuberculosis or unspecific infections, while currently it is used mainly for space problems after lobectomy/pneumonectomy.This article presents an overview of the historical and current techniques of this surgical procedure.Nowadays, thoracoplasty is rarely performed due to the low incidence of diseases for which this method is necessary. Therefore, this method has even been discredited...
May 17, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770882/does-obesity-influence-the-results-in-transvaginal-hybrid-notes-cholecystectomy
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Dirk R Bulian, Jurgen Knuth, Panagiotis Thomaidis, Anna Rieger, Claudia Simone Seefeldt, Jonas Lange, Jurgen Meyer, Michael A Stroehlein, Markus M Heiss
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients are usually excluded from studies that compare Transvaginal Hybrid-NOTES Cholecystectomy (TVC) with traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Therefore, these study results cannot necessarily be transferred to this group of patients. In this study, we have analyzed and compared the outcomes of the procedure with obese and non-obese patients. METHODS: Data from a prospectively maintained database were retrospectively analyzed. All the TVCs performed in our clinic since 2008 were divided into groups according to their body mass index (BMI)...
May 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770309/interventional-radiology-of-the-thyroid-gland-critical-review-and-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Antonio Barile, Simone Quarchioni, Federico Bruno, Anna Maria Ierardi, Francesco Arrigoni, Aldo Victor Giordano, Sergio Carducci, Marco Varrassi, Giampaolo Carrafiello, Ferdinando Caranci, Alessandra Splendiani, Ernesto Di Cesare, Carlo Masciocchi
Thyroid nodules are a common incidental finding during a routinely ultrasound (US) exam unrelated to the thyroid gland in the healthy adult population with a prevalence of 20-76%. As treated before with surgery, in the last years new minimally invasive techniques have been developed as an alternative to surgery. The aim of this review, based on newly revised guidelines, is to provide some information regarding the basic principles, indications, materials, techniques, and results of mini-invasive procedures or treatments for thyroid nodules...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770303/cooled-tip-radiofrequency-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-preliminary-experience-with-two-different-devices
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Francesco Morelli, Anna Maria Ierardi, Giovanni Pompili, Andrea Sacrini, Pierpaolo Biondetti, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Giovanni Montesano, Mario Petrillo, Roberta Giacchero, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Background: Thyroid nodules are very common in general population. Even if benign, they may require a treatment in case of symptoms or cosmetic concerns. In the last years, minimally invasive treatments alternative to surgery have been developed, in particular ultrasound (US) guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Methods: Twenty-four patients (9 males; 15 females; mean age 57.9 years) were treated and divided in two groups (A and B) according to the RFA needle used (18 gauge needle, AMICA; 17 gauge needle, COVIDIEN)...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767565/medical-management-of-deep-ulcerative-keratitis-in-cats-13-cases
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Michelle G Martin de Bustamante, Kathryn L Good, Brian C Leonard, Steven R Hollingsworth, Sydney G Edwards, Kelly E Knickelbein, Ann E Cooper, Sara M Thomasy, David J Maggs
Case series summary Described are 13 cats diagnosed with deep ulcerative keratitis and successfully managed medically without grafting procedures. Typical treatment involved frequent topical application of serum and antibiotics (usually a fluoroquinolone and a cephalosporin). Seven cats also received systemic antibiotics. Analgesia was achieved using various combinations of topical atropine and systemic buprenorphine, robenacoxib or corticosteroids. Six cats were hospitalized for a median (range) period of 2...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765822/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-resection-of-parapharyngeal-space-tumors
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Irit Duek, Gill E Sviri, Salem Billan, Ziv Gil
Background  Surgical removal of parapharyngeal space tumors (PPST) poses challenges due to the complex anatomy of the region. PPSTs are routinely resected by a transcervical approach using blind finger dissection. Large PPSTs or those located high at the skull base, often require transmandibular or infratemporal fossa approaches, associated with considerable morbidity. Objective  Here, we describe an approach for PPST removal that comprises transcervical endoscopic, with or without transoral robotic technique...
June 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765269/mohs-micrographic-surgery-development-technique-and-applications-in-cutaneous-malignancies
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REVIEW
Eillen Luisa A Chen, Divya Srivastava, Rajiv I Nijhawan
Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is a specialized technique for treating skin malignancies that offers the highest cure rate by allowing histological evaluation of the entire peripheral and deep margins. MMS also maximally preserves as much uninvolved, normal adjacent tissue as possible, allowing for the best cosmetic and functional outcomes. When used for appropriate indications, this technique is also more cost-effective than other treatment modalities. In this article, the authors will discuss the development of MMS, the steps involved in this procedure, and the indications for this technique...
May 2018: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763941/comprehensive-surgical-strategies-for-the-management-of-pachydermoperiostosis
#16
Du Taichao, Luo Fuling, Zhao Hengguang
The cosmetic and functional deformities induced by thickened folds and furrows are the main complaints of patients in pachydermoperiostosis (PDP). However, traditional drug therapy only has a limited effect for its unclear genetic pathogenesis. Surgical treatment has now become one of the optimal strategies mainly aiming for its cosmetic improvement. Here we describe a comprehensive management of PDP approached with surgical procedure thereby showing markedly improved cosmetic outcome. Experientially, the surgical treatment of PDP is effective and may be preferentially recommended for PDP patients especially of severe degree...
May 15, 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763940/simultaneous-septal-perforation-repair-with-septorhinoplasty-a-31-year-experience
#17
Russell W H Kridel, Sean William Delaney
Septal perforation repair and septorhinoplasty (SRP) each present unique surgical challenges. However, in many instances, these procedures may be performed together successfully. In this study, the authors aim to determine the safety and effectiveness of combining primary or revision SRP and septal perforation repair via an open approach. A retrospective review was carried out of all consecutive patients who had SRP and septal perforation repair via an open approach between 1986 and 2017 in the senior author's practice...
May 15, 2018: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762330/management-of-severe-cicatricial-entropion-with-labial-mucous-membrane-graft-in-cicatricial-ocular-surface-disorders
#18
Tammy H Osaki, Ana Estela Sant'Anna, Midori H Osaki, Don O Kikkawa, Cristina Yabumoto, Patrick Yang, Bobby S Korn
The management of cicatricial entropion represents a therapeutic challenge especially when the underlying causes are progressive cicatricial diseases that affect the ocular surface. The authors aimed to report long-term efficacy of labial mucous membrane graft to manage severe cicatricial entropion of the upper eyelid. This study is a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent tarsotomy associated with labial mucous membrane graft to treat severe cicatricial entropion of the upper eyelid. Surgeries were performed over a 16-year period...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757361/effects-of-rhinoplasty-on-labyrinthine-function
#19
Ahmet Mahmut Tekin, Erkan Soylu, Handan Turan Dizdar, Fahrettin Yilmaz, Yildirim Ahmet Bayazit
Background: Rhinoplasty is a common surgical procedure that is requested and accepted by patients for cosmetic and functional reasons. Osteotomies are performed on nasal bone, maxillary crest, or vomer to fix the deviations of the nasal dorsum or septum. During the percussion of the osteotomes with the surgical mallet, the vibration energy diffuses to the cranium. Auditory and vestibular systems may be affected by these vibrations. Objectives: To assess the effects of rhinoplasty, in which osteotomies were performed using a hammer, on the audiovestibular system...
May 11, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747691/benign-thyroid-nodule-unresponsive-to-radiofrequency-ablation-treated-with-laser-ablation-a-case-report
#20
Silvia Oddo, Margherita Balestra, Lara Vera, Massimo Giusti
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation and laser ablation are safe and effective techniques for reducing thyroid nodule volume, neck symptoms, and cosmetic complaints. Therapeutic success is defined as a nodule reduction > 50% between 6 and 12 months after the procedure, but a percentage of nodules inexplicably do not respond to thermal ablation. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a young Caucasian woman with a solid benign thyroid nodule who refused surgery and who had undergone radiofrequency ablation in 2013...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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