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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030835/a-new-technique-for-tension-free-reconstruction-in-large-incisional-hernia
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Gabriele Munegato, Landino Fei, Michele Schiano di Visconte, Danilo Da Ros, Luana Moras, Gabriele Bellio
In the surgical management of large incisional hernias, the main target is the closure of the abdominal wall defect on the midline without a dangerous increase in the intraabdominal pressure. In this setting, new intraperitoneal prosthesis and components separation techniques were proposed to solve this problem. Both solutions present some critical issues. A new surgical approach with a free lateral double layer prosthesis totally in polypropylene both sides (FLaPp(®)) is proposed to overcome this problem...
October 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023360/honokiol-increases-cd4-t-cell-activation-and-decreases-tnf-but-fails-to-improve-survival-following-sepsis
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Nathan J Klingensmith, Ching-Wen Chen, Zhe Liang, Eileen M Burd, Alton B Farris, Jack L Arbiser, Mandy L Ford, Craig M Coopersmith
Honokiol is a biphenolic isolate extracted from the bark of the magnolia tree that has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, and has more recently been investigated for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Honokiol has previously been demonstrated to improve survival in sepsis models that have rapid 100% lethality. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Honokiol on the host response in a model of sepsis that more closely approximates human disease. Male and female C57BL/6 mice underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) to induce polymicrobial intraabdominal sepsis...
October 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019885/two-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-a-severe-hemophilia-a-child-patient-with-coagulation-factor-vii-deficiency-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jin Peng He, Jie Xiong Feng
RATIONALE: The main complication of patients with severe hemophilia is recurrent bleeding events that usually affected musculoskeletal contractures. And replacement therapy methods were continuously improved to minimize adverse impacts brought by those complications. However, only several cases reported about the appendectomy for hemophilia A. We report a case of acute appendicitis treated by two-incision laparoscopy in a boy with hemophilia A and coagulation factor VII deficiency for the first time...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018803/etiology-of-inguinal-hernias-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Stina Öberg, Kristoffer Andresen, Jacob Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: The etiology of inguinal hernias remains uncertain even though the lifetime risk of developing an inguinal hernia is 27% for men and 3% for women. The aim was to summarize the evidence on hernia etiology, with focus on differences between lateral and medial hernias. RESULTS: Lateral and medial hernias seem to have common as well as different etiologies. A patent processus vaginalis and increased cumulative mechanical exposure are risk factors for lateral hernias...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017262/ceftolozane-tazobactam-for-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections-clinical-effectiveness-and-evolution-of-resistance
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Ghady Haidar, Nathan J Philips, Ryan K Shields, Daniel Snyder, Shaoji Cheng, Brian A Potoski, Yohei Doi, Binghua Hao, Ellen G Press, Vaughn S Cooper, Cornelius J Clancy, M Hong Nguyen
Background: Data on the use of ceftolozane-tazobactam and emergence of ceftolozane-tazobactam resistance during multidrug resistant (MDR)-Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections are limited. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 21 patients treated with ceftolozane-tazobactam for MDR-P. aeruginosa infections. Whole genome sequencing and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction were performed on longitudinal isolates. Results: Median age was 58 years; 9 patients (43%) were transplant recipients...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983654/imaging-and-minimally-invasive-endovascular-therapy-in-the-management-of-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Susana G Rodrigues, Martin H Maurer, Iris Baumgartner, Andrea De Gottardi, Annalisa Berzigotti
Thrombosis of the portal venous system, although rare in the general population, is commonly diagnosed in patients with specific underlying conditions including prothrombotic diseases, cirrhosis, hepatobiliary malignancy, and intraabdominal inflammation. Recent improvements in imaging have played a fundamental role in increased detection of portal vein thrombosis (PVT), frequently reported in asymptomatic patients as an incidental finding. Minimally invasive, endovascular therapy is a medically rational option to achieve recanalization of the portal vein as an adjunct to conservative medical management...
October 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981355/abdominal-imaging-findings-in-neurocutaneous-syndromes-looking-below-the-diaphragm
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Maria Gosein, Alison Harris, Emily Pang, Paramanand Maharaj, Silvia Chang
OBJECTIVE: Neurocutaneous syndromes are a heterogeneous group of multisystemic disorders. We review the multimodality imaging findings in the disorders with a propensity for intraabdominal disease. We highlight more recently recognized disease patterns and discuss imaging surveillance optimization. CONCLUSION: Knowledge of varied intraabdominal phenotypic expressions can increase diagnostic rates. Limitation of radiation dose must be considered in screening this tumor-prone population...
October 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969236/comparative-study-of-ultrasonographic-and-anthropometric-measurements-of-regional-adiposity-in-metabolic-syndrome
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Rudresh Hiremath, Jebin Ibrahim, Krishna Prasanthi, Harish T Reddy, Rushit Sandeep Shah, Ch Haritha
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome is complex disorder unifying dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and hyper insulinemia. Rising global epidemic of obesity has tremendous impact on metabolic syndrome. Ultrasound is becoming widely utilized modality for measuring the visceral adiposity. AIM: To determine the usefulness of ultrasonographic measurements in the estimation of regional adiposity and to compare them with anthropometric measurements and to correlate ultrasonographic measurements of regional adiposity and metabolic syndrome...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960170/shunt-freedom-and-clinical-resolution-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-after-bariatric-surgery-in-the-pediatric-population-report-of-3-cases
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Kimberly B Hoang, Kristopher G Hooten, Carrie R Muh
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), formerly known as pseudotumor cerebri, is a disease of elevated intracranial pressure that is thought to develop due to impaired CSF absorption related to elevated venous sinus pressure in the setting of increased intraabdominal and thoracic pressures. Symptoms can be disabling and, if left untreated, can lead to permanent visual loss. Previous treatments directed toward vision preservation include CSF diversion through shunting and optic nerve sheath fenestration...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958281/an-innovative-way-to-separate-gastrointestinal-and-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-after-complex-abdominal-trauma
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David H Livingston, David V Feliciano
Despite advances in trauma care, a subset of patients surviving damage control cannot achieve fascial closure and require split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) of their open abdomen. Controversy exists as to whether reconstruction of the gastrointestine (GI) should be staged or performed at the time of abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). Many surgeons do not believe that operations through the STSG can be completed safely or without loss of graft. This series reviews the outcomes of operations for GI reconstruction performed through the elevated healed STSG...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943139/diagnostic-utility-of-core-needle-biopsy-versus-open-wedge-biopsy-for-pediatric-intraabdominal-solid-tumors-results-of-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Scott Deeney, Camille Stewart, Amanda L Treece, Jennifer O Black, Mark A Lovell, Timothy Garrington, Frederick Karrer, Jennifer Bruny
PURPOSE: The best method for diagnosing pediatric nonnephroblastoma solid intraabdominal tumors is unknown. We hypothesized that core needle biopsy (CNB) is noninferior to open wedge biopsy (OWB) for pathologic diagnosis. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled children aged 1day to 17years with radiographic evidence of nonnephroblastoma solid intraabdominal tumors scheduled for OWB from 5/2013 to 12/2015 at a single institution. Four 16-gauge CNBs were obtained, followed by OWB...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918963/laparoscopic-subtotal-cholecystectomy-a-surgical-alternative-to-reduce-complications-in-complex-cases
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Génesis Jara, José Rosciano, Wuendys Barrios, Liumariel Vegas, Omaira Rodríguez, Renata Sánchez, Alexis Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a common procedure in general surgery, and in complex cases it is important for the surgeon to know all the alternatives with low associated morbidity. Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy should be considered as an option when a critical view of safety cannot be obtained, because it has a low complication rate and gives the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. METHODS: Retrospective study of laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomies in an eight years period...
September 14, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916868/laparoscopic-liver-resection-using-a-monopolar-soft-coagulation-device-to-provide-maximum-intraoperative-bleeding-control-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Mitsuo Miyazawa, Masayasu Aikawa, Katsuya Okada, Yukihiro Watanabe, Kojun Okamoto, Isamu Koyama
BACKGROUND: The popularity of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is spreading, worldwide, because the intraoperative blood loss is less than for open hepatectomy and it is associated with a shorter hospitalization period [1-6]. During LLR, intraoperative hemostasis is difficult to achieve, unlike during laparotomy where bleeding can be stopped instantly [7-10]. Our LLR method for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) includes maximal control of intraoperative bleeding using a monopolar soft-coagulation device...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913120/effects-of-the-morbid-obesity-and-skin-incision-choices-on-surgical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-total-abdominal-hysterectomy
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Ebru Ersoy, Özlem Evliyaoğlu, Okyar Erol, Ali Özgür Ersoy, Mehmet Akif Akgül, Ali Haberal
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of obesity on surgical outcomes in patients who underwent gynecologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, we evaluated 132 patients who underwent total abdominal hysterectomy with or without salpingo-oophorectomy for benign gynecologic procedures at our tertiary referral gynaecology clinic. RESULTS: The non-morbid obese group [body mass index (BMI) <40 kg/m(2)] included 94 patients, and the morbid obese group (BMI ≥40 kg/m(2)) included 38 patients...
December 2016: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906397/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
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Haishen Kong, Fei Yu, Weili Zhang, Xuefen Li
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a potentially life-threatening disease affecting many parts of the world, especially Asia. In this study, we explored the clinical and microbiological characteristics of PLA in Chinese patients.A 5-year (2010-2014) retrospective review of medical records on all PLA patients who were admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital was performed.Among 217 PLA cases who were confirmed cultural positive, Klebsiella pneumonia (K pneumonia) was the most common pathogen (n = 165, 76.0%), followed by Escherichia coli (n = 21, 9...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905083/assessing-exercises-recommended-for-women-at-risk-of-pelvic-floor-disorders-using-multivariate-statistical-techniques
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Tania Tian, Stephanie Budgett, Jackie Smalldridge, Lynsey Hayward, James Stinear, Jennifer Kruger
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a widely held, but untested, belief that certain exercises and activities generate intraabdominal pressure (IAP) that may compromise the function of the pelvic floor muscles. Women with, or at risk of, pelvic floor disorders are advised therefore to refrain from these exercises and activities in order to theoretically protect their pelvic floor. The aim of this study was to compare IAPs generated during exercises of different types that are recommended to women as pelvic floor "safe" with those generated during the corresponding conventional exercises that women are typically cautioned against...
September 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903171/-intraabdominal-infections
#17
Václava Adámková
Intraabdominal infections are the second most common cause of sepsis in intensive care units. Intraabdominal infections represent a wide variety of pathological conditions that involve lesions of all the intraabdominal organs. They also include intraperitoneal, retroperitoneal and parenchymal abscesses. The etiology of these infections usually includes organisms derived from the gut microbiota. The increasing rate of bacterial resistance is alarming. The treatment of intraabdominal infections is complex and involves source control and antibiotics...
June 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885510/pylorus-resection-does-not-reduce-delayed-gastric-emptying-after-partial-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial-propp-study-drks00004191
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Thilo Hackert, Pascal Probst, Phillip Knebel, Colette Doerr-Harim, Thomas Bruckner, Ulla Klaiber, Jens Werner, Lutz Schneider, Christoph W Michalski, Oliver Strobel, Alexis Ulrich, Markus K Diener, Markus W Büchler
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of pylorus resection on postoperative delayed gastric emptying (DGE) after partial pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). BACKGROUND: PD is the standard treatment for tumors of the pancreatic head. Preservation of the pylorus has been widely accepted as standard procedure. DGE is a common complication causing impaired oral intake, prolonged hospital stay, and postponed further treatment. Recently, pylorus resection has been shown to reduce DGE...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876606/trauma-laparoscopy-when-to-start-and-when-to-convert
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O Matsevych, M Koto, M Balabyeki, C Aldous
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopy for stable patients with abdominal trauma is increasing and its accuracy is nearly 100%. However, indications for laparoscopy and for conversion differ among centres. The aim of this study was to investigate indications for trauma laparoscopy and for conversion to laparotomy. METHOD: All trauma patients managed with laparoscopy over a four year period were retrospectively analysed. Indications for laparoscopy, morbidity, and reasons for conversion were investigated and predictors of morbidity and conversion were sought...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875398/total-hilar-en-bloc-resection-with-left-hemihepatectomy-and-caudate-lobectomy-a-novel-approach-for-treatment-of-left-sided-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma-with-video
#20
Cai De Lu, Jing Huang, Sheng Dong Wu, Yong Fei Hua, Ammar A Javed, Jiong Zhe Fang, Chun Nian Wang, Sheng Ye
BACKGROUND: "Hilar en bloc resection" using a no-touch technique has been advocated as a standard procedure in right-sided hepatectomies for treatment of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC). In principle, it has never been reported for left-sided tumors. The aim is to describe the procedures of total hilar en bloc resection with left hemihepatectomy and caudate lobectomy (THER-LH) for advanced PHC and discuss feasibility and clinical significance of this novel technique. METHODS: A retrospective study using a prospectively maintained database was performed to identify eight patients who had received THER-LH for advanced PHC from January 2013 to December 2015...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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