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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811993/posterolateral-fusion-versus-interbody-fusion-for-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ryan C Campbell, Ralph J Mobbs, Victor M Lu, Joshua Xu, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: Current surgical management of degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) involves decompression of the spinal canal followed by fusion with or without interbody. The additional functional and operative benefits derived from interbody inclusion has yet to be thoroughly established with a number of recent studies producing conflicting results. Thus, we aim to compare the functional and operative outcomes after fusion against interbody fusion in the treatment of DS...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809861/high-frequency-measurement-of-depressive-severity-in-a-patient-treated-for-severe-treatment-resistant-depression-with-deep-brain-stimulation
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S Sani, J Busnello, R Kochanski, Y Cohen, R D Gibbons
Although there have been previous studies of deep-brain stimulation (DBS), we present, to our knowledge, the first example of high-frequency depressive severity measurement-based DBS treatment in particular and psychiatric treatment in general. Daily post-surgical e-mail prompts for a period of 6 months resulted in 93 administrations of a computerized adaptive test (CAT) of depression severity (CAT-Depression Inventory or CAT-DI) via the internet. There was an average of 3.37 weekly measurements with an average separation of 2...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807779/syringo-subarachnoid-shunt-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-syringomyelia-following-decompression-for-chiari-type-i-malformation-surgical-results
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Jehuda Soleman, Jonathan Roth, Andrea Bartoli, Daniel Rosenthal, Akiva Korn, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of patients treated by foramen magnum decompression (FMD) for Chiari I-associated-syringomyelia will show persistence, recurrence, or progression of the syrinx. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the clinical and radiological outcome of syringo-subarachnoid shunt (SSS) as the treatment for persistent syringomyelia after FMD. METHODS: Data was collected retrospectively. The primary outcome measurement was neurological function (assessed with the Modified Japanese Orthopedic Association (mJOA) scale)...
August 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807540/necessity-of-preoperative-activated-partial-thromboplastin-time-test-as-a-predictor-for-surgical-hemorrhage-in-obstetric-and-gynecological-patients-in-china
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Zhang Ge, Zhang Xia, Wang Yuefang, Ma Zhigui
BACKGROUND: On an international scale, the necessity of preoperative coagulation screen remains controversial, yet in China, coagulation screen is still a routine test before surgery required by the Ministry of Health of China. METHODS: A retrospective review of 26,807 patients >18y presenting with problems related to the areas of gynecology and obstetrics from March 2013 to July 2015 was performed, and the rate of major bleeding and the amount of blood lost during surgery were compared among groups of patients grouped according to the values of preoperative APTT, the departments the patients belonged to, or the measures for intervention...
August 11, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807379/surgical-correction-of-haglund-s-triad-using-a-central-tendon-splitting-approach-a-retrospective-outcomes-study
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Zhan Xia, Andy Khye Soon Yew, Ting Karen Zhang, Hsien Ching David Su, Yung Chuan Sean Ng, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
We evaluated the surgical outcomes of Haglund's triad using a central tendon-splitting approach, with Achilles tendon partial detachment and debridement, excision of the retrocalcaneal bursa, resection of Haglund's prominence, and reattachment of the Achilles tendon. The medical records of 22 patients (22 heels) who had undergone surgical correction of Haglund's triad from January 2010 to December 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The visual analog scale pain score, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot scale score, and 36-item Short-Form Health Survey physical and mental component scores were prospectively collected preoperatively, 6 months postoperatively, and at the last visit...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806309/single-center-experience-of-over-a-hundred-implantations-of-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-device
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Panagiotis A Dimitriadis, Daniel Hind, Kay Wright, Vicki Proctor, Larissa Greenwood, Suzanne Carrick, Jaydip Ray
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes with a novel passive transcutaneous bone conduction device (t-BCD). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective data collection and patient review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent implantation with the t-BCD between November 2013 and September 2016. INTERVENTION: Implantation of BAHA Attract. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Surgical outcome, patient reported outcomes including the "Glasgow Benefit Inventory" and the "Client Oriented Scale of Improvement" for adults and the "Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing scale" (SSQ-12) for children...
August 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806300/improving-benchmarks-for-global-surgery-nationwide-enumeration-of-operations-performed-in-ghana
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Adam Gyedu, Barclay Stewart, Cameron Gaskill, Godfred Boakye, Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Peter Donkor, Ronald Maier, Robert Quansah, Charles Mock
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the operation rate in Ghana and characterize it by types of procedures and hospital level. BACKGROUND: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery recommended an annual rate of 5000 operations/100,000 people as a benchmark at which low- and middle-income countries could achieve most of the population-wide benefits of surgery, but did not define procedure-type benchmarks. METHODS: Data on operations performed from June 2014 to May 2015 were obtained from representative samples of 48 of 124 district-level (first-level) hospitals, 9 of 11 regional (referral) hospitals, and 3 of 5 tertiary hospitals, and scaled-up to nationwide estimates...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806095/a-midterm-evaluation-of-postoperative-platelet-rich-plasma-injections-on-arthroscopic-supraspinatus-repair-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jay R Ebert, Allan Wang, Anne Smith, Robert Nairn, William Breidahl, Ming Hao Zheng, Timothy Ackland
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been applied as an adjunct to rotator cuff repair to improve tendon-bone healing and potentially reduce the incidence of subsequent tendon retears. PURPOSE: To investigate whether the midterm clinical and radiographic outcomes of arthroscopic supraspinatus repair are enhanced after repeated postoperative applications of PRP. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: A total of 60 patients (30 control; 30 PRP) were initially randomized to receive 2 ultrasound-guided injections of PRP to the tendon repair site at 7 and 14 days after double-row arthroscopic supraspinatus repair or not...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806092/comparable-outcomes-after-bucket-handle-meniscal-repair-and-vertical-meniscal-repair-can-be-achieved-at-a-minimum-2-years-follow-up
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Gilbert Moatshe, Mark E Cinque, Jonathan A Godin, Alexander R Vap, Jorge Chahla, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Meniscal tears can lead to significant pain and disability, necessitating surgical treatment. Nondisplaced vertical tears are usually smaller in size and can be repaired in most cases; however, bucket-handle tears are usually larger and displaced, and the repair of these tears can be challenging. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose was to report the outcomes after inside-out vertical mattress suture meniscal repair of bucket-handle tears and to compare these outcomes with those of patients who underwent repair of nondisplaced vertical meniscal tears with a minimum of 2 years' follow-up...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805236/comparison-of-intrathecal-morphine-and-surgical-site-infusion-of-ropivacaine-as-adjuncts-to-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-in-living-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Joo-Hyun Jun, Gaab-Soo Kim, Jeong Jin Lee, Justin S Ko, Sung Joo Kim, Pil Hyun Jeon
INTRODUCTION: This prospective observational study compared the postoperative analgesic effectiveness of intrathecal morphine (ITM) and surgical-site infusion (SSI) of ropivacaine as adjuncts to intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) (fentanyl) in living-donor kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: Patients undergoing living-donor kidney transplantation receiving ITM or SSI in addition to IV PCA were included. Rescue analgesia was achieved with IV meperidine, as required...
August 14, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803345/substantial-clinical-benefit-for-neck-disability-index-revisited-establishing-the-goal-for-treatment
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Roland D Donk, Andre L M Verbeek, Wim I M Verhagen, Hans Groenewoud, Allard T F Hosman, Ronald H M A Bartels
PURPOSE: It is difficult for clinicians to inform patients about the success rate of a treatment as a cervical anterior discectomy procedure. Ideally, a proportion of good outcome as rated by patients is known. Patient-reported outcome measurements are helpful. The purpose is to relate the difference in Neck Disability Index (NDI) after a cervical anterior discectomy procedure for single level cervical degenerative disc disease with the patients' rating of their actual clinical situation after long-term follow-up to define the substantial clinical benefit (SCB)...
August 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801218/urology-residents-experience-and-attitude-towards-surgical-simulation-presenting-our-four-year-experience-with-a-multi-institutional-multi-modality-simulation-model
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Alexander Chow, B Sherer, E Yura, S Kielb, E Kocjancic, S Eggener, T Turk, S Park, S Psutka, M Abern, K Latchamsetty, C Coogan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Urological resident's attitude and experience with surgical simulation in residency education using a multi-institutional, multi-modality model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Residents from six area urology training programs rotated through simulation stations in four consecutive sessions from 2014 to 2017. Workshops included GreenLight photovaporization of the prostate(PVP), ureteroscopic stone extraction, laparoscopic peg transfer, 3-dimensional laparoscopy rope pass, transobturator sling placement, intravesical injection, high definition video system trainer (VITOM), vasectomy, and Urolift...
August 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801200/perioperative-mortality-for-patients-with-a-hip-fracture
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Bassey Nkanang, Martyn Parker, Emily Parker, Richard Griffiths
INTRODUCTION: Studies on mortality following hip fracture surgery have hitherto focused on the 30 day to 1 year period and beyond. This study focuses on the immediate perioperative period. It examines mortality rates, patient characteristics, operative details and post-operative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of a hip fracture database in a large District General Hospital in the United Kingdom, from 1986 to 2015. A dataset of 9393 patients was identified, including patients undergoing surgery for curative and palliative purposes, over fifteen years of age and with no upper age limit imposed...
July 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800204/comparison-of-robotic-and-coblation-tongue-base-resection-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Chi Sang Hwang, Jin Won Kim, Jin Woong Kim, Eun Jung Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Hyung-Ju Cho
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with endoscope-guided coblation tongue base resection. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: University-based tertiary care medical center. PARTICIPANTS: OSA patients who underwent endoscope-guided tongue base coblation resection or TORS in combination with lateral pharyngoplasty at a single institution in South Korea between April 2013 and December 2016 were investigated...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799837/effectiveness-of-deformity-correction-surgery-for-primary-degenerative-sagittal-imbalance-a-meta-analysis
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Chang-Hyun Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Jee-Soo Jang, Sung-Min Kim, Dong-Kyu Chin, Jung-Kil Lee, Seung Hwan Yoon, Jae Taek Hong, Yoon Ha, Chi Heon Kim, Seung-Jae Hyun
OBJECTIVE As life expectancy continues to increase, primary degenerative sagittal imbalance (PDSI) is diagnosed in an increasing number of elderly people. Although corrective surgery for this sagittal deformity is becoming more popular, the effectiveness of the procedure remains unclear. The authors aimed to collate the available evidence on the effectiveness and complications of deformity-correction surgery in patients with PDSI. METHODS The authors carried out a meta-analysis of clinical studies regarding deformity correction in patients with PDSI...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799669/choosing-the-appropriate-shangring-size-for-paediatric-circumcision-using-the-no-flip-technique
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Li Fang, Weichao Zhu, Zhongfei Xie, Kerong Wu, Guoyao Wang, Zejun Yan, Zhong Zheng, Qi Ma, Yue Cheng
AIM: To determine the correct ShangRing size for paediatric circumcision using the no-flip technique. METHODS: A cohort of 104 boys (from 6 to 14 years) underwent ShangRing circumcision at Ningbo First Hospital, China. The patients were randomly divided into three groups according to the different methods used for choosing the ring size. For Group A, the ring size was chosen using the ShangRing measuring tape; for Group B, ring size was chosen based on the diameter of penis measured using a self-designed scale plate; and for Group C, ring size was chosen based on the diameter of the glans measured using the self-designed scale plate...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798831/an-in-house-composix%C3%A2-based-pubovaginal-sling-trial-for-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-five-year-comparative-followup-to-tension-free-and-transobturator-vaginal-tapes
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Tal Ben-Zvi, Katherine Moore, Nadim Haidar, Mireille Gregoire
INTRODUCTION: We compared the efficacy of three slings in the long-term treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI): tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O), and an in-house two-layered polypropylene mesh with a submicronic polytetrafluoroethylene (Composix™). Our primary endpoint was the objective measurement of continence (24-hour pad test). Secondarily, we measured the satisfaction and complication rates. METHODS: This prospective, non-randomized study included 128 patients with SUI...
August 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797833/percutaneous-rupture-of-zygapophyseal-joint-synovial-cysts-a-prospective-assessment-of-nonsurgical-management
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Gregory E Lutz, Michael R Nicoletti, George E Cyril, Julian R Harrison, Christopher Lutz, Jennifer L Solomon, Paul M Cooke, James F Wyss, Richard J Herzog, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND: Although lumbar zygapophyseal joint synovial cysts are fairly well recognized, they are an uncommon cause of lumbosacral radicular pain. Non-operative treatments include percutaneous aspiration of the cysts under computed tomography or fluoroscopic guidance with a subsequent corticosteroid injection. However, there are mixed results in terms of long-term outcomes and cyst reoccurrence. This study prospectively evaluates percutaneous ruptures of zygapophyseal joint (Z-joint) synovial cysts for the treatment of lumbosacral radicular pain...
August 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791559/laparoscopic-lens-fogging-solving-a-common-surgical-problem-in-standard-and-robotic-laparoscopes-via-a-scientific-model
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Todd G Manning, Nathan Papa, Marlon Perera, Shannon McGrath, Daniel Christidis, Munad Khan, Richard O'Beirne, Nicholas Campbell, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic lens fogging (LLF) hampers vision and impedes operative efficiency. Attempts to reduce LLF have led to the development of various anti-fogging fluids and warming devices. Limited literature exists directly comparing these techniques. We constructed a model peritoneum to simulate LLF and to compare the efficacy of various anti-fogging techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intraperitoneal space was simulated using a suction bag suspended within an 8 L container of water...
August 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791448/the-cost-of-providing-district-level-surgery-in-malawi
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Dennis Cornelissen, Gerald Mwapasa, Jakub Gajewski, Tracey McCauley, Eric Borgstein, Ruairi Brugha, Leon Bijlmakers
BACKGROUND: Three district hospitals in Malawi that provide essential surgery, which for many patients can be lifesaving or prevent disability, formed the setting of this costing study. METHODS: All resources used at district hospitals for the delivery of surgery were identified and quantified. The hospital departments were divided into three categories of cost centres-the final cost centre, intermediate and ancillary cost centres. All costs of human resources, buildings, equipment, medical and non-medical supplies and utilities were quantified and allocated to surgery through step-down accounting...
August 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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