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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644697/contemporary-treatment-of-renal-tumors-a-questionnaire-survey-in-the-nordic-countries-the-norenca-i-study
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Harry Nisen, Petrus Järvinen, Magnus Fovaeus, Eirikur Guðmundsson, Bjarne Kromann-Andersen, Börje Ljungberg, Lars Lund, Frode Nilsen, Pernilla Sundqvist, Christian Beisland
OBJECTIVE: The five Nordic countries comprise 25 million people, and have similar treatment traditions and healthcare systems. To take advantage of these similarities, a collaborative group (Nordic Renal Cancer Group, NORENCA) was founded in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire of 17 questions on renal tumor management and surgical education was designed and sent to 91 institutions performing renal tumor surgery in 2015. The response rate was 68% (62 hospitals), including 28 academic, 25 central and nine district hospitals...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637947/neurosurgical-virtual-reality-simulation-for-brain-tumor-using-high-definition-computer-graphics-a-review-of-the-literature
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Taichi Kin, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Naoyuki Shono, Seiji Nomura, Toki Saito, Hiroshi Oyama, Nobuhito Saito
Simulation and planning of surgery using a virtual reality model is becoming common with advances in computer technology. In this study, we conducted a literature search to find trends in virtual simulation of surgery for brain tumors. A MEDLINE search for "neurosurgery AND (simulation OR virtual reality)" retrieved a total of 1,298 articles published in the past 10 years. After eliminating studies designed solely for education and training purposes, 28 articles about the clinical application remained. The finding that the vast majority of the articles were about education and training rather than clinical applications suggests that several issues need be addressed for clinical application of surgical simulation...
June 22, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634595/role-of-repeat-muscle-compartment-pressure-measurements-in-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-lower-leg
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Aniek P M van Zantvoort, Johan A de Bruijn, Michiel B Winkes, Adwin R Hoogeveen, Joep A W Teijink, Marc R Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic gold standard for diagnosing chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a dynamic intracompartmental pressure (ICP) measurement of the muscle. The potential role of a repeat ICP (re-ICP) measurement in patients with persistent lower leg symptoms after surgical decompression or with ongoing symptoms after an earlier normal ICP is unknown. PURPOSE: To study whether re-ICP measurements in patients with persistent CECS-like symptoms of the lower leg may contribute to the diagnosis of CECS after both surgical decompression and a previously normal ICP measurement...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632552/comparative-study-of-c-arms-for-intraoperative-3-dimensional-imaging-and-navigation-in-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-part-ii-radiation-exposure
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Jan-Helge Klingler, Ronen Sircar, Christian Scheiwe, Evangelos Kogias, Marie T Krüger, Christoph Scholz, Ulrich Hubbe
STUDY DESIGN: A radiation exposure study in vitro. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the radiation exposure of 2 different 3-dimensional (3D) C-arm devices on an anthropomorphic phantom. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Minimally invasive pedicle screw placement requires intraoperative imaging techniques for visualization of the unexposed spine. Mobile 3D C-arms compose a 3D image data set out of multiple successive fluoroscopic images. METHODS: We compared the 3D C-arm devices Siremobil Iso-C 3D (Siemens Sector Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany) and Vision FD Vario 3D (Ziehm Imaging, Nuremberg, Germany) regarding their radiation exposure...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632147/crossover-iliofemoral-bypass-graft-through-tension-free-abdominal-wall-repair-mesh
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Mircea Muresan, Ovidiu Jimborean, Gabriela Jimborean, Radu Neagoe, Serban Bancu, Muresan Simona, Cristian Borz
INTRODUCTION: In vascular surgery the crossover iliofemoral bypass grafting is a well-known surgical technique. In general surgery the repair of an abdominal defect using a Polypropylene mesh is also a standard procedure. A particular technique is defined by the performance of these 2 separate procedures inside a single operation in which the crossover arterial graft is directed from the retroperitoneal space toward the contra-lateral femoral bifurcation through a Polypropylene mesh which closes the musculoaponeurotic layers of the abdominal wall...
June 8, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628521/experiences-of-acute-pain-in-children-who-present-to-a-healthcare-facility-for-treatment-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
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Nicole Pope, Mary Tallon, Ruth McConigley, Gavin Leslie, Sally Wilson
BACKGROUND: Pain is a universal and complex phenomenon that is personal, subjective and specific. Despite growing knowledge in pediatric pain, management of children's pain remains sub-optimal and is linked to negative behavioral and physiological consequences later in life. As there is no synthesis of these studies, it was timely to undertake a systematic review. OBJECTIVES: To identify, evaluate and synthesize the existing qualitative evidence on children's experiences of acute pain, including pain management, within a healthcare facility...
June 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626380/clinical-and-pathologic-remission-of-pediatric-ulcerative-colitis-with-serum-derived-bovine-immunoglobulin-added-to-the-standard-treatment-regimen
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Rachelle A Soriano, Asuncion G Ramos-Soriano
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that is particularly troublesome for pediatric patients, as current therapeutic options consist of biologic agents and steroids which alter the immune response and have the harmful side effect of leaving the patient more susceptible to opportunistic infections and eventual surgery. Another option for therapy exists in the form of serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate (SBI), the key ingredient in a medical food, EnteraGam®. The FDA has reviewed the safety of SBI and issued a no challenge letter to the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) findings for this medical food...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625659/abnormal-semantic-knowledge-in-a-case-of-developmental-amnesia
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Anna Blumenthal, Devin Duke, Ben Bowles, Asaf Gilboa, R Shayna Rosenbaum, Stefan Köhler, Ken McRae
An important theory holds that semantic knowledge can develop independently of episodic memory. One strong source of evidence supporting this independence comes from the observation that individuals with early hippocampal damage leading to developmental amnesia generally perform normally on standard tests of semantic memory, despite their profound impairment in episodic memory. However, one aspect of semantic memory that has not been explored is conceptual structure. We built on the theoretically important distinction between intrinsic features of object concepts (e...
June 15, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625315/cancer-de-l%C3%A2-ovaire-prise-en-charge-pluridisciplinaire-du-cancer-de-l%C3%A2-ovaire-en-premi%C3%A3-re-ligne-recommandations-saint-paul-de-vence-2016
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Jean-Marc Classe, Frédéric Guyon, Claire Falandry, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Frédéric Selle, Florence Joly
Recommendations for the clinical practice of Nice-Saint-Paul de Vence The treatment of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer is multidisciplinary involving surgical teams and surgery and medical oncology, experienced in the management of this disease, following published quality criteria. The strategy must be validated in multidisciplinary consultation meeting (RCP) before any treatment. The pre-therapeutic assessment includes the histological diagnosis, evaluation of the tumor extension (biological assessment, markers, imaging, laparoscopy), assessment of the general state (operability), in order to answer the question of feasibility of an initial optimal surgery...
May 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624064/assessing-written-communication-during-interhospital-transfers-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Felicity N R Harl, Megan C Saucke, Caprice C Greenberg, Angela M Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Poor communication causes fragmented care. Studies of transitions of care within a hospital and on discharge suggest significant communication deficits. Communication during transfers between hospitals has not been well studied. We assessed the written communication provided during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients. We hypothesized that patients are transferred with incomplete documentation from referring facilities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of written communication provided during interhospital transfers to our emergency department (ED) from referring EDs for emergency general surgical evaluation between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623500/contribution-of-the-nasal-passage-to-face-mask-ventilation-a-prospective-blinded-randomized-crossover-trial
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Tomoki Yamasaki, Nobuyasu Komasawa, Haruki Kido, Toshiaki Minami
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the nasal passage plays an important role in manual face mask ventilation, but this has yet to be quantitatively assessed. We conducted a prospective randomized crossover clinical trial to compare the change in pressure-controlled face mask tidal volume with and without nasal airway occlusion. METHOD: Female patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia served as study subjects. Patients were randomly assigned to face mask ventilation beginning either with or without nasal passage occlusion (achieved with a swimmer's nose clip), followed by removal or application of the nose clip, respectively...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620444/clinical-utility-of-pretreatment-prediction-of-chemoradiotherapy-response-in-rectal-cancer-a-review
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REVIEW
Byong Chul Yoo, Seung-Gu Yeo
Approximately 20% of all patients with locally advanced rectal cancer experience pathologically complete responses following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and standard surgery. The utility of radical surgery for patients exhibiting good CRT responses has been challenged. Organ-sparing strategies for selected patients exhibiting complete clinical responses include local excision or no immediate surgery. The subjects of this tailored management are patients whose presenting disease corresponds to current indications of neoadjuvant CRT, and their post-CRT tumor response is assessed by clinical and radiological examinations...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617240/what-carcinoembryonic-antigen-level-should-trigger-further-investigation-during-colorectal-cancer-follow-up-a-systematic-review-and-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bethany Shinkins, Brian D Nicholson, Tim James, Indika Pathiraja, Sian Pugh, Rafael Perera, John Primrose, David Mant
BACKGROUND: Following primary surgical and adjuvant treatment for colorectal cancer, many patients are routinely followed up with blood carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing. OBJECTIVE: To determine how the CEA test result should be interpreted to inform the decision to undertake further investigation to detect treatable recurrences. DESIGN: Two studies were conducted: (1) a Cochrane review of existing studies describing the diagnostic accuracy of blood CEA testing for detecting colorectal recurrence; and (2) a secondary analysis of data from the two arms of the FACS (Follow-up After Colorectal Surgery) trial in which CEA testing was carried out...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616006/the-burden-of-chronic-pain-after-major-head-and-neck-tumor-therapy
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Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Siny Tsang, Anwar S Alshehri, Dhaifallah S Mulafikh, Abdulrahman A Alghulikah, Saleh F AlDhahri
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the burden of chronic pain after major head and neck tumors' therapy. In this study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain, explore the factors associated with the presence of chronic pain, and assess the consequences of chronic pain on the patients' quality of life. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional survey among patients who had completed their therapy (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy) for major head and neck (larynx, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, oral cavity, tongue, and sinuses) tumors after at least 3 months...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610654/periprosthetic-infection-in-joint-replacement
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Christina Otto-Lambertz, Ayla Yagdiran, Franziska Wallscheid, Peer Eysel, Norma Jung
BACKGROUND: The volume of joint replacement surgery has risen steadily in recent years, because the population is aging and increasingly wishes to reserve a high functional status onward into old age. Infection is among the more common complications of joint replacement surgery, arising in 0.2% to 2% of patients, or as many as 9% in special situations such as the implantation of megaprostheses. The associated morbidity and mortality are high. It is thus very important to minimize risk factors for infection and to optimize the relevant diagnostic and therapeutic strategies...
May 26, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608016/quantitative-assessment-of-pancreatic-texture-using-a-durometer-a-new-tool-to-predict-the-risk-of-developing-a-postoperative-fistula
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Giovanni Marchegiani, Roberto Ballarin, Giuseppe Malleo, Stefano Andrianello, Valentina Allegrini, Alessandra Pulvirenti, Marina Paini, Erica Secchettin, Fabrizio Boriero, Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Claudio Bassi, Roberto Salvia
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic texture is one of the key predictors of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). Currently, the "gold standard" for assessment of pancreatic texture is surgeon's subjective evaluation through manual palpation. AIM: To evaluate a new "durometer" that is able to assess quantitatively the pancreatic stiffness by measuring its elastic module (i.e., the resistance offered by the pancreatic stump when elastically deformed expressed in mPa)...
June 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607829/adaptive-hypofractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-in-the-acute-management-of-large-thymic-carcinoma-brain-metastases
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Georges Sinclair, Heather Martin, Michael Fagerlund, Amir Samadi, Hamza Benmakhlouf, Ernest Doodo
BACKGROUND: Brain metastases often lead to serious neurological impairment and life threatening states. Their acute management remains complex, particularly in the case of rare malignancies with aggressive evolution. In large single lesions, open surgery followed by radiation to the surgical cavity is widely regarded as the best approach; yet in many cases, microsurgery is not feasible due to the lesion's critical location and/or the number of brain metastases present. We report the effects of adaptive hypofractionated gamma knife radiosurgery in the acute management of critically located thymic carcinoma metastases...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606777/the-clinical-outcomes-of-vaginoplasty-using-tissue-engineered-biomaterial-mesh-in-patients-with-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
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Xiaoli Zhang, Zhongyu Liu, Yizhuo Yang, Yuanqing Yao, Ye Tao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of vaginoplasty using tissue-engineered biomaterial mesh in the patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with MRKH syndrome underwent the vaginoplasty using tissue-engineered biomaterial mesh between January 2006 and August 2014 in PLA general hospital. We analyzed the anatomic results and collected the standardized FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index) questionnaire from each patient...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603647/multicentric-study-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-lung-cancer-staging-in-italy
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Nicola Rotolo, Andrea Imperatori, Mario Nosotti, Luigi Santambrogio, Alessandro Palleschi, Lorenzo Dominioni, Giorgio Crosta, Pierfranco Foccoli, Gianluca Pariscenti, Eliseo Passera, Luigi Bortolotti, Giovanni Falezza, Maurizio Infante, Elisa Daffrè, Maria Cattoni, Lorenzo Rosso
BACKGROUND: Multi-institutional studies of endobronchial-ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for mediastinal staging in lung cancer are scarce. It is unclear if the high diagnostic performance of EBUS-TBNA reported by experts' guidelines can be generally achieved. METHODS: This is a retrospective study performed in five tertiary referral centers of thoracic surgery in Italy, to assess the EBUS-TBNA diagnostic performance in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602138/validation-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-computerized-adaptive-tests-against-the-foot-and-ankle-outcome-score-for-6-common-foot-and-ankle-pathologies
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Jayme C B Koltsov, Stephen T Greenfield, Dylan Soukup, Huong T Do, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: The field of foot and ankle surgery lacks a widely accepted gold-standard patient-reported outcome instrument. With the changing infrastructure of the medical profession, more efficient patient-reported outcome tools are needed to reduce respondent burden and increase participation while providing consistent and reliable measurement across multiple pathologies and disciplines. The primary purpose of the present study was to validate 3 Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System computer adaptive tests (CATs) most relevant to the foot and ankle discipline against the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) and the Short Form 12 general health status survey in patients with 6 common foot and ankle pathologies...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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