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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103500/thoracoscopic-surgery-in-the-prone-position-for-esophageal-cancer-in-patients-with-situs-inversus-totalis-a-report-of-two-cases
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Toru Nakano, Takashi Kamei, Yu Onodera, Naoto Ujiie, Noriaki Ohuchi
INTRODUCTION: Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital condition characterized by a complete transposition of thoracic and abdominal organs. Here, we present two successful cases of left thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position for SIT-associated esophageal cancer. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Our first case was of an 82-year-old man who underwent a left thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position, followed by hand-assisted laparoscopic gastric mobilization...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096831/predeployed-aortic-extension-cuff-kilt-in-evar-with-hostile-neck-anatomy-using-endurant-ii-system-preliminary-results
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Krzysztof Szaniewski, Magdalena Biernacka, Ryszard L Walas, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Various modifications of standard endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) have been developed to solve the problem of difficult neck anatomy. AIM: The authors propose the implantation of a predeployed extension cuff (kilt) using on-shelf Endurant II elements. In a vast majority of cases, the proposed method provides a solution for the hostile neck problem using standard Endurant II elements available in all centers performing subrenal EVAR procedures...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089481/recommendations-for-mri-based-contouring-of-gross-tumor-volume-and-organs-at-risk-for-radiation-therapy-of-pancreatic-cancer
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H D Heerkens, W A Hall, X A Li, P Knechtges, E Dalah, E S Paulson, C A T van den Berg, G J Meijer, E J Koay, C H Crane, K Aitken, M van Vulpen, B A Erickson
PURPOSE: Local recurrence is a common and morbid event in patients with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. A more conformal and targeted radiation dose to the macroscopic tumor in nonmetastatic pancreatic cancer is likely to reduce acute toxicity and improve local control. Optimal soft tissue contrast is required to facilitate delineation of a target and creation of a planning target volume with margin reduction and motion management. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers considerable advantages in optimizing soft tissue delineation and is an ideal modality for imaging and delineating a gross tumor volume (GTV) within the pancreas, particularly as it relates to conformal radiation planning...
October 17, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078171/could-revision-of-the-embryology-influence-our-cesarean-delivery-technique-towards-an-optimized-cesarean-delivery-for-universal-use
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Michael Stark, Ospan Mynbaev, Yuri Vassilevski, Patrick Rozenberg
Until today, there is no standardized Cesarean Section method and many variations exist. The main variations concern the type of abdominal incision, usage of abdominal packs, suturing the uterus in one or two layers, and suturing the peritoneal layers or leaving them open. One of the questions is the optimal location of opening the uterus. Recently, omission of the bladder flap was recommended. The anatomy and histology as results from the embryological knowledge might help to solve this question. The working thesis is that the higher the incision is done, the more damage to muscle tissue can take place contrary to incision in the lower segment, where fibrous tissue prevails...
July 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076989/improvement-of-patient-eligibility-with-the-use-of-new-generation-endografts-for-the-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-comparison-study-among-currently-used-endografts-and-literature-review
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Nikolaos Kontopodis, George Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Galanakis, Dimitrios Tsetis, Christos V Ioannou
BACKGROUND: Newer generation devices have attempted to accommodate a wider range of aortoiliac anatomies offering endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to more patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). We aim to examine the anatomic suitability for the ultra-low profile Ovation endograft in our AAA patients and to compare them with other contemporary devices. METHODS: 158 consecutive AAA patients treated with EVAR or open surgical repair (OSR) were tested for EVAR eligibility according to the most commonly used endografts' instructions for use...
January 19, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075331/predictive-modeling-of-respiratory-tumor-motion-for-real-time-prediction-of-baseline-shifts
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Arvind Balasubramanian, Rittika Shamsuddin, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, Amit Sawant
Baseline shifts in respiratory patterns can result in significant spatiotemporal changes in patient anatomy (compared to that captured during simulation), in turn, causing geometric and dosimetric errors in the administration of thoracic and abdominal radiotherapy. We propose predictive modeling of the tumor motion trajectories for predicting a baseline shift ahead of its occurrence. The key idea is to use the features of the tumor motion trajectory over a 1-minute window, and predict the occurrence of a baseline shift in the 5 seconds that immediately follow (lookahead window)...
January 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073666/standard-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-in-patients-with-wide-infrarenal-aneurysm-necks-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-adverse-events
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Nelson F G Oliveira, Frederico M Bastos Gonçalves, Marie Josee Van Rijn, Quirina de Ruiter, Sanne Hoeks, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Joost A van Herwaarden, Hence J M Verhagen
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has progressively expanded to treat more challenging anatomies. Although EVAR in patients with wide infrarenal necks has been reported with acceptable results, there is still controversy regarding the longer-term outcomes. Our aim is to determine the impact of infrarenal neck diameter on midterm outcome following EVAR with a single endograft with suprarenal fixation. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was designed using data from a prospective multicenter database...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048032/su-f-j-63-abdominal-diameter-changes-in-children-during-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-is-re-planning-needed
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F Guerreiro, G Janssens, E Seravalli, B Raaymakers
PURPOSE: To investigate the dosimetric impact of daily changes in patient's diameter, due to weight gain/loss and air in the bowel, based on CBCT information during radiotherapy treatment of pediatric abdominal tumors. METHODS: 10 pediatric patients with neuroblastoma (n=6) and Wilms' (n=4) tumors were included. Available CBCTs were affinely registered to the planning CT for daily set-up variations corrections. A density override approach assigning air-density to the random air pockets and water-density to the remaining anatomy was used to determine the CBCT and CT dose...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047839/th-cd-206-08-an-anthropopathic-deformable-phantom-for-geometric-and-dose-accumulation-accuracy-validation-of-deformable-image-registration
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Y Liao, H Chen, J Chen, X Gu, X Zhen, L Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropopathic abdominal phantom for evaluating deformable image registration (DIR) accuracy on images and dose deformation in adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ moulds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, are 3D printed using the contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ moulds are molded with deformable gels that made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047801/we-ab-209-03-adaptive-sbrt-planning-for-interfraction-motion
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V Wu, M Epelman, K Brock, M Feng, R Ten Haken, M Matuszak
PURPOSE: Interfraction changes in abdominal SBRT patient anatomy are challenging to address with image guidance alone because avoidance of an overlapping high-priority gastrointestinal normal structure may come at the expense of tumor coverage. This work investigates the benefit of anticipating interfraction motion and exploiting favorable geometries at the time of treatment through dose adaptive planning. METHODS: Beyond no change, six scenarios of duodenum shifts per fraction are generated (±1 cm XYZ) and sample five-fraction paths (combinations of no and/or the indicated changes) are simulated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047626/su-f-i-71-fetal-protection-during-fluoroscopy-to-shield-or-not-to-shield
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S Joshi, M Vanderhoek
PURPOSE: Lead aprons are routinely used to shield the fetus from radiation during fluoroscopically guided interventions (FGI) involving pregnant patients. When placed in the primary beam, lead aprons often reduce image quality and increase fluoroscopic radiation output, which can adversely affect fetal dose. The purpose of this work is to identify an effective and practical method to reduce fetal dose without affecting image quality. METHODS: A pregnant patient equivalent abdominal phantom is set on the table along with an image quality test object (CIRS model 903) representing patient anatomy of interest...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046941/su-g-iep3-13-real-time-patient-and-staff-dose-monitoring-in-fluoroscopy-guided-interventions
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L Vergoossen, A Sailer, L Paulis, J Wildberger, C Jeukens
PURPOSE: Interventional radiology procedures involve the use of X-rays, which can pose a large radiation burden on both patients and staff. Although some reports on radiation dose are available, most studies focus on limited types of procedures and only report patient dose. In our cathlabs a dedicated real-time patient and staff monitoring system was installed in November 2015. The aim of this study was to investigate the patient and staff dose exposure for different types of interventions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046024/chest-fat-quantification-via-ct-based-on-standardized-anatomy-space-in-adult-lung-transplant-candidates
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Yubing Tong, Jayaram K Udupa, Drew A Torigian, Dewey Odhner, Caiyun Wu, Gargi Pednekar, Scott Palmer, Anna Rozenshtein, Melissa A Shirk, John D Newell, Mary Porteous, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, David J Lederer
PURPOSE: Overweight and underweight conditions are considered relative contraindications to lung transplantation due to their association with excess mortality. Yet, recent work suggests that body mass index (BMI) does not accurately reflect adipose tissue mass in adults with advanced lung diseases. Alternative and more accurate measures of adiposity are needed. Chest fat estimation by routine computed tomography (CT) imaging may therefore be important for identifying high-risk lung transplant candidates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034587/factors-that-affect-cost-and-clinical-outcome-of-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Monica S O'Brien-Irr, Linda M Harris, Hasan H Dosluoglu, Gregory S Cherr, Mariel Rivero, Sonya Noor, G Richard Curl, Maciej L Dryjski
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effect of indication for use (IFU), additional graft components, and percutaneous closure of endovascular aortic repair (PEVAR) on clinical outcomes and cost of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: Clinical and financial data were obtained for all elective EVARs completed at a university-affiliated medical center between January 2012 and June 2013. Data were analyzed by χ(2), Student t-test for independent samples, and Kaplan-Meier survival...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032227/development-of-a-standardized-curriculum-concept-for-continuing-training-in-hernia-surgery-german-hernia-school
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R Lorenz, B Stechemesser, W Reinpold, R Fortelny, F Mayer, W Schröder, F Köckerling
INTRODUCTION: The increasingly more complex nature of hernia surgery means that training programs for young surgeons must now meet ever more stringent requirements. There is a growing demand for improved structuring and standardization of education and training in hernia surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2011, the concept of a Hernia School was developed in Germany and has been gradually implemented ever since. That concept comprises the following series of interrelated, tiered course elements: Hernie kompakt (Hernia compact), Hernie konkret (Hernia concrete), and Hernie complex (Hernia complex)...
December 28, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024557/acute-right-ventricle-failure-in-the-intensive-care-unit-assessment-and-management
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Carmen Hrymak, Johann Strumpher, Eric Jacobsohn
Caring for the critically ill patient with acute right ventricle (RV) failure is a diagnostic and management challenge. A thorough understanding of normal RV anatomy and physiology is essential to manage RV failure. Despite the fact that the RV is essentially a volume chamber that ejects into a low-pressure system, the left ventricle contributes significantly to RV function through maintenance of the transseptal gradient (TSG). Preserving systemic mean arterial pressure maintains the TSG and RV perfusion. Various pathological states cause acute RV failure by decreasing the TSG and RV perfusion and/or increasing pulmonary vascular resistance...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007030/ultrasound-anatomy-of-the-transversus-abdominis-plane-region-in-pregnant-women-before-and-after-cesarean-delivery
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Nicholas Kiefer, Stefanie Krahe, Ulrich Gembruch, Stefan Weber
BACKGROUND: After cesarean delivery, analgesia is often incomplete and a multimodal approach to analgesia is necessary. Transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block has been advocated in this setting, yet no systematic description of the ultrasound anatomy in pregnant women exists in the literature. Therefore, we aimed to describe the sonographical features of relevant structures in pregnant women before and after elective cesarean. METHODS: Sixty women at, or close to term scheduled for elective cesarean delivery underwent a standardized ultrasound examination before and after delivery...
December 22, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002229/evaluation-of-ultrasound-assisted-thoracic-epidural-placement-in-patients-undergoing-upper-abdominal-and-thoracic-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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David B Auyong, Lucy Hostetter, Stanley C Yuan, April E Slee, Neil A Hanson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The placement of thoracic epidurals can be technically challenging and requires a thorough understanding of neuraxial anatomy. Although ultrasound imaging of the thoracic spine has been described, no outcome studies on the use of this imaging have been performed. We evaluated whether preprocedural ultrasound of the thoracic spine would facilitate the process of epidural catheterization. METHODS: Subjects undergoing thoracic or upper abdominal surgery with planned thoracic epidural placement at T10 or higher were enrolled in this randomized double-blind study...
December 19, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999945/a-rare-branching-pattern-of-hindgut-absence-of-inferior-mesenteric-artery
#19
Deog-Im Kim, Seung-Ho Han
The arterial system of the gastrointestinal tract has many variations. However, variation in the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) is less common than for the other abdominal arteries. The case in the present cadaver subject showed a variation in the anatomy of the IMA that differed from those seen in previous studies, because it did not originate from the abdominal aorta and had no branches. A single artery arising from branches of the inferior pancreaticoduodenal and middle colic arteries supplied the hindgut...
December 20, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998039/a-randomised-comparison-of-three-different-immobilisation-devices-for-thoracic-and-abdominal-cancers
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Catherine Hubie, Maddison Shaw, Sean Bydder, Jonny Lane, Gemma Waters, Megan McNabb, Rachel Kearvell, Alicia Concannon, Chrianna Bharat, Rob Appleyard
INTRODUCTION: Patient immobilisation is critically important for both highly conformal conventionally fractionated radiotherapy and for stereotactic body radiotherapy. Different immobilisation devices are available to maintain patient position for radiotherapy but the most suitable one remains unknown. METHODS: Forty-five patients were randomly allocated to one of three immobilisation devices; the Q fix arm shuttle, BodyFIX without wrap or BodyFIX with wrap. Patients were imaged before and after treatment to ascertain intra-fraction and inter-fraction motion...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
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