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Transverse abdominis

Akiyo Yoshimura, Seiko Okumura, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Junko Ishiguro, Yayoi Adachi, Haruru Kotani, Naomi Gondo, Ayumi Kataoka, Madoka Iwase, Sakura Onishi, Kayoko Sugino, Mitsuo Terada, Nanae Horisawa, Makiko Mori, Nobue Takaiso, Ikuo Hyodo, Hiroji Iwata
BACKGROUND: Contralateral risk-reducing mastectomy (CRRM) for breast cancer patients with BRCA mutations has been reported to not only reduce breast cancer incidence but also to improve survival. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend providing CRRM to women with BRCA mutations who desire CRRM after risk-reduction counseling. However, in Japan, CRRM cannot be performed generally because it is not covered by health insurance. Thus, we conducted a feasibility study to confirm the safety of CRRM...
March 8, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Shabnam ShahAli, Amir Massoud Arab, Esmaeil Ebrahimi, Shiva ShahAli, Nahid Rahmani, Hossein Negahban, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Andia Bahmani
PURPOSE: The present study investigated group differences between the thickness changes of the transverse abdominis (TrA), internal oblique (IO), and external oblique (EO) muscles, during performance of the isometric supine chest raise and the supine double leg-straight leg raise tests in women with and without low back pain (LBP). METHOD: Twenty women with LBP and 20 women without LBP participated in this case-control study. The thickness of the right TrA, IO, and EO muscles was measured using B-mode ultrasound (US) at rest, immediately at the beginning of performing the tests and when participants in both groups self-reported fatigue...
February 26, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Nam G Lee, H You Joshua Sung, Chung H Yi, Hye S Jeon, Bong S Choi, Dong R Lee, Jae M Park, Tae H Lee, In T Ryu, Hyun S Yoon
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of conventional core stabilization (CCS) and dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) on anticipatory postural adjustment (APA) time, balance performance, and fear of falls in chronic hemiparetic stroke. DESIGN: Two-group randomized controlled trial with pretest-posttest design SETTING: Hospital's rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-eight adults with chronic hemiparetic stroke INTERVENTION: Participants were randomly divided into either CCS (n=14) or DNS (n=14) groups...
February 21, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Annika Senghaas, Thomas Kremer, Volker J Schmidt, Leila Harhaus, Christoph Hirche, Ulrich Kneser, Amir K Bigdeli
Despite considerable advances in reconstructive surgery, massive abdominal wall defects continue to pose a significant surgical challenge. We report the case of a 72-year-old morbidly obese female patient with Clostridium septicum-related gas gangrene of the abdominal wall. After multidisciplinary treatment and multiple extensive debridements, a massive full-thickness defect (40 cm × 35 cm) of the right abdominal wall was present. The abdominal contents were covered with a resorbable mesh to prevent evisceration...
February 16, 2018: Microsurgery
Antonio Hernandez Conte, Jennifer Hajj, Stephen X Yang, Elizabeth Passano, Heather Barone, Dhilan A Thuraisingham, Jaime Moriguchi, Jon Kobashigawa, Francisco Arabia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Katherine M Huber, Eric Clayman, Ambuj Kumar, Paul Smith
BACKGROUND: The pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap is a reliable reconstructive option in breast cancer patients; however, it carries known risk of donor site hernia formation. Some hormonal therapy drugs have been associated with hernia formation in animal models. Minimal data exist concerning impact of hormonal therapy for breast cancer on abdominal donor site complications after breast reconstruction. METHODS: Patients who underwent TRAM flap for breast cancer or high-risk status at a single institution by the senior author from 2003 to 2015 were identified...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Mark M Leyngold
BACKGROUND: Pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap was developed by Hartrampf in 1982 for breast reconstruction. Since deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap was popularized, it has become the criterion standard for abdominally based breast reconstruction owing to its low donor site morbidity, excellent cosmetic outcomes, and high success rates. The purpose of this review is to determine if a unilateral pedicle TRAM flap has become obsolete to DIEP flap...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Tosan Ehanire, Dhruv Singhal, Bruce Mast, Mark Leyngold
BACKGROUND: Microsurgery is performed using either the operating microscope or loupe magnification. Use of the operating microscope is considered the "criterion standard"; however, loupes are emerging as a safe and reliable technique to perform microsurgery. The purpose of this study was to analyze the safety of microsurgery under loupe magnification compared with the microscope. Previous studies discussing the safety of loupe magnification during microsurgery have been published; however, this is the first study to compare free flap outcomes from 2 surgeons at the same institution, each using their respective technique...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
A E Canda, C Terzi, C Agalar, T Egeli, C Arslan, C Altay, F Obuz
PURPOSE: Parastomal hernia is a frequent complication of an abdominal wall stoma. Surgical repairs have high complication and recurrence rates. Several different techniques have been suggested to prevent parastomal hernia during stoma creation. The aim of the present case-control study was to evaluate the efficacy of modified Stapled Mesh stomA Reinforcement Technique (SMART) for prevention of parastomal hernia compared with conventional colostomy formation in patients who underwent open or laparoscopic rectal resection and end colostomy for cancer...
January 5, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Woonhyeok Jeong, Seongwon Lee, Junhyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: The transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap is an important option for breast reconstruction. Several studies have recently evaluated whether a greater number of complications result from the use of pedicled TRAM (pTRAM) flaps versus either free TRAM (fTRAM) flaps or deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flaps. To clarify the evidence regarding this issue, we performed an objective meta-analysis of published studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search of articles published between January 1, 1990, to January 1, 2017 was performed using the PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, and Cochrane databases...
April 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Michael F Knox, Lucy S Chipchase, Siobhan M Schabrun, Paul W M Marshall
The purpose of this study was to determine if 8 weeks of exercise affects motor control in people with chronic low back pain (CLBP), measured by anticipatory (APAs) and compensatory postural adjustments (CPAs). APAs and CPAs were measured prior to and following 8 weeks in two groups of people with CLBP: an exercise group (n=12) who attended three exercise sessions per week for 8 weeks; and a non-exercise control group (n=12) who were advised to continue their usual activities for the duration of the study. APAs and CPAs were recorded during unilateral arm flexion, bilaterally from rectus abdominis (RA), transverse abdominis/internal oblique (TA/IO), and erector spinae (ES) via surface electromyography...
December 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
L Colby Mangum, Kaitlin Henderson, Kyle P Murray, Susan A Saliba
OBJECTIVES: The traditional activation ratio divides contracted muscle thickness by resting muscle thickness while an abdominal draw-in maneuver is performed during hook lying. Ultrasound imaging during function, such as standing or gait, or peak knee flexion in a single-leg squat allows for further visualization of muscle activity. The goal of this study was to examine activation ratio calculations for transverse abdominis function in supine versus loaded conditions to determine the most informative normalization strategy for muscle activity based on thickness values...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Bernard T Lee, Jayant P Agarwal, Jeffrey A Ascherman, Stephanie A Caterson, Diedra D Gray, Scott T Hollenbeck, Seema A Khan, Lauren D Loeding, Raman C Mahabir, Archibald S Miller, Galen Perdikis, Jaime S Schwartz, Beth A Sieling, Achilles Thoma, Judith A Wolfman, Jean L Wright
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons commissioned a multistakeholder Work Group to develop recommendations for autologous breast reconstruction with abdominal flaps. A systematic literature review was performed and a stringent appraisal process was used to rate the quality of relevant scientific research. The Work Group assigned to draft this guideline was unable to find evidence of superiority of one technique over the other (deep inferior epigastric perforator versus pedicled transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap) in autologous tissue reconstruction of the breast after mastectomy...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dmytro Unukovych, Edward J Caterson, Matthew J Carty, Jessica Erdmann-Sager, Eric Halvorson, Stephanie A Caterson
BACKGROUND: The incidence of bilateral mastectomies is increasing along with the rates of breast reconstructions. A substantial number of patients will present with abdominal scars after Cesarean section, laparoscopy, laparotomy, and so on. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of prior abdominal scars on complication rates in abdominal bilateral free flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: All consecutive patients with autologous free flap breast reconstruction between 2007 and 2014 were eligible...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Avinash Bhakta, Owen Glotzer, Ashar Ata, Marcel Tafen, Steven C Stain, Paul T Singh
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain management is a major contributor to recovery and discharge in bariatric surgery. Local anesthetic agents are of particular interest: they're non-sedating and may reduce postoperative pain and hospital length of stay (LOS). DESIGN: Researchers queried the Bariatric Surgery Service Database for patients undergoing laparoscopic weight loss surgery from January 2012-December 2014. Patients were divided between those who did and did not receive liposomal bupivacaine intra-operatively...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
A Elfaki, A Gkorila, M Khatib, C M Malata
The pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap procedure is still widely used for breast reconstruction. The repair of the flap harvest site in the transverse rectus abdominis muscle and sheath is often assisted by the use of prosthetic meshes. This decreases the risk of abdominal wall weakness and herniation but, being a foreign body, it also carries the risk of infection. In this report, we describe the case of a 63-year-old patient who, whilst receiving chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer, presented with an infected polytetrafluoroethylene mesh 15 years after pedicled TRAM flap immediate breast reconstruction...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Jessica Erdmann-Sager, Edwin G Wilkins, Andrea L Pusic, Ji Qi, Jennifer B Hamill, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Gretchen E Guldbrandsen, Yoon S Chun
BACKGROUND: Abdominal flap reconstruction is the most popular form of autologous breast reconstruction. The current study compared complications and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (PTRAM), free TRAM (FTRAM), deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP), and superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flaps. METHODS: Patients having abdominal-based breast reconstruction at 11 centers were prospectively evaluated for abdominal donor-site and breast complications...
October 10, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Gil Su Jung, Min Cheol Chang, Sang Wan Seo, Dong Gyu Lee, Sang Gyu Kwak, Hee Kyung Cho, Sang Ho Ahn
BACKGROUND: Lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK) is characterized by sagittal imbalance resulting from degenerative loss of lumbar lordosis. The ability of transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to activate deep lumbar stabilizing muscles has been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of transcutaneous NMES applied to optimal points on the lower abdomen and lumbar paraspinal region on gait problems in patients with lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
L Vamsee Kiran, T Sivashanmugam, V R Hemanth Kumar, N Krishnaveni, S Parthasarathy
BACKGROUND: Quality of postoperative analgesia after cesarean section makes difference to mother in child bonding, early ambulation, and discharge. Ilioinguinal iliohypogastric (ILIH) and transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block had been tried to reduce the opioid analgesics, but the relative efficacy is unknown. Hence, this study was designed to compare the efficacy of these two regional analgesic techniques in sparing postoperative rescue analgesic requirement following lower segment cesarean section (LSCS)...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Jeong-Soo Kim, Cynn-Heon Seok, Hye-Seon Jeon
The abdominal draw-in maneuver (ADIM) is a method commonly used to reestablish neuromuscular control of the deep spine muscles among individuals with musculoskeletal problems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ADIM combined with simulated weight-bearing (SWB) activities in the facilitation of the deep spine muscles. The subjects were 30 young healthy individuals. Ultrasound images were used to measure the relative changes in transverse abdominal (TrA), internal oblique (IO) and external oblique (EO) muscle thickness during a simulated weight-bearing ADIM (SWB-ADIM)...
September 6, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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