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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228335/alterations-in-cardiac-autonomic-control-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Fin Biering-Sørensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Nan Liu, Lasse Malmqvist, Jill Maria Wecht, Andrei Krassioukov
A spinal cord injury (SCI) interferes with the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The effect on the cardiovascular system will depend on the extent of damage to the spinal/central component of ANS. The cardiac changes are caused by loss of supraspinal sympathetic control and relatively increased parasympathetic cardiac control. Decreases in sympathetic activity result in heart rate and the arterial blood pressure changes, and may cause arrhythmias, in particular bradycardia, with the risk of cardiac arrest in those with cervical or high thoracic injuries...
February 15, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225365/magnitude-location-and-factors-related-to-regional-and-global-sagittal-alignment-change-in-long-adult-deformity-constructs-report-of-183-patients-with-2-year-follow-up
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Alexander A Theologis, Michael Safaee, Justin K Scheer, Virginie Lafage, Rick Hostin, Robert A Hart, Eric O Klineberg, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Vedat Deviren, Douglas C Burton, Daniel M Sciubba, Khaled Kebaish, Shay Bess, Christopher I Shaffrey, Frank Schwab, Justin S Smith, Christopher P Ames
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of a prospective multicenter adult spinal deformity (ASD) database. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the location and magnitude of sagittal alignment changes within instrumented and noninstrumented spinal segments and to investigate the factors associated with these changes after surgery for ASD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal realignment is one of the major goals in ASD surgery and changes in the alignment are common following surgical correction...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224348/a-need-to-reconsider-guidelines-on-management-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Jiyoon Yoon, Parthipan Sivakumar, Kevin O'Kane, Liju Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The key guidelines in the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) include the 2010 British Thoracic Society (BTS) Pleural Disease guideline and 2001 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Consensus Statement. Current recommendations are dependent on radiographic measures which differ between these two guidelines. The aim of this study is to compare size classification of PSP cases, according to BTS and ACCP guidelines, and to evaluate guideline compliance...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220630/clinical-value-of-the-new-international-association-for-the-study-of-lung-cancer-american-thoracic-society-european-respiratory-society-classification-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ziwei Guo, Fumei Yi, Wencheng Yin, Yu Zhang, Qian Li, Yangchun Gu, Yu Xiao, Baoshan Cao, Liwen Ma, Li Liang
BACKGROUND: We explored correlations between the new International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status, and prognosis. METHODS: Data from 293 patients with lung adenocarcinoma were classified according to the new classification. Fisher's exact, χ(2) , and log-rank tests and Cox regression analysis were used to analyze correlations between EGFR mutation status, lung cancer prognosis, and the new histologic subtype...
February 21, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215422/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-using%C3%A2-the-radial-artery-right-internal-thoracic-artery-or-saphenous-vein-as-the%C3%A2-second%C3%A2-conduit
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Robert F Tranbaugh, Thomas A Schwann, Daniel G Swistel, Kamellia R Dimitrova, Laila Al-Shaar, Darryl M Hoffman, Charles M Geller, Milo Engoren, Sandhya K Balaram, John D Puskas, Robert H Habib
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether radial artery (RA), right internal thoracic artery (RITA), or saphenous vein (SV) is the preferred second bypass graft during coronary artery bypass graft surgery using the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) in patients aged less or greater than 70 years. METHODS: Late survival data were collected for 13,324 consecutive, isolated, primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients from three hospitals. Cox regression analysis was performed on all patients grouped by age...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212479/-spinal-tuberculosis-experience-in-a-third-level-medical-facility-in-puebla-mexico
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Rolando Joshua Medina-Peñasco, Martha Imelda Rosas-Ramírez, Rodolfo Gregorio Barragán-Hervella, Ivan Alvarado-Ortega, Gerardo López-Cázares, Álvaro José Montiel-Jarquín, María Socorro Romero-Figueroa
BACKGROUND: Pott's disease or spinal tuberculosis (STB) is a serious infectious disease, caused by the migration of the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the spine. Knowing this disease is a priority for all the physicians. The objective was to show the experience in patients with STB treated in a third level hospital in Puebla, Mexico. METHODS: Descriptive study. From January to December, 2014, we collected information of patients with STB. The variables were age, gender, length of hospital stay, affected segment of the spine, associated diseases, symptoms, diagnostic methods, type of treatment and complication...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207663/role-of-ethnicity-in-alignment-compensation-propensity-matched-analysis-of-differential-compensatory-mechanism-recruitment-patterns-for-sagittal-malalignment-in-288-asd-patients-from-japan-korea-and-united-states
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Bassel G Diebo, Isaac Gammal, Yoon Ha, Seung Hwan Yoon, Jae Won Chang, Byeongwoo Kim, Morio Matsumoto, Yu Yamato, Daisaku Takeuchi, Naobumi Hosogane, Mitsuru Yagi, Hiroshi Taneichi, Frank Schwab, Virginie Lafage, Christopher Ames
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of adult spinal deformity patients in a multiethnic database. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of ethnicity on recruitment of compensatory mechanisms for sagittal spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: While the impacts of age, sex, and pelvic morphology on the ability to compensate for sagittal malalignment have been investigated, the role of ethnicity in compensatory mechanism recruitment is poorly understood...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204931/postero-inferior-pedicle-surgical-technique-for-the-treatment-of-grade-iii-gynecomastia
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Sophie Thiénot, Nicolas Bertheuil, Raphaël Carloni, Cécile Méal, Sylvie Aillet, Christian Herlin, Eric Watier
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of Grade III gynecomastia generally utilizes mastectomy techniques and free transplantation of the nipple-areola complex. Moreover, with rising obesity rates and the development of bariatric surgery, an increasing demand for correctional surgery for pseudogynecomastia has been observed, which is comparable to Grade III gynecomastia in terms of its surgical management. Here, we describe an innovative technique to deal with these new demands: fascio-cutaneous flap by postero-inferior pedicle...
February 15, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203022/-clinical-evaluation-of-in-plane-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-using-laterally-intercostal-approach
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T Xu, M Li, Y Tian, J T Song, C Ni, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and success rate of in-plane ultrasound-guided paravertebral block using laterally intercostal approach. METHODS: In the study, 27 patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery were selected to do paravertebral block preoperatively. The fifth intercostal space was scanned by ultrasound probe which was placed along the long axis of the rib and 8 cm lateral to the midline of the spine. The needle was advanced in increments aiming at the space between the internal and innermost intercostal muscles...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202895/conduits-used-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-review-of-morphological-studies
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Brenda Martínez-González, Cynthia Guadalupe Reyes-Hernández, Alejandro Quiroga-Garza, Víctor E Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Claudia N Esparza-Hernández, Rodrigo E Elizondo-Omaña, Santos Guzmán-López
There is a significant variety of vascular conduits options for coronary bypass surgery. Adequate graft selection is the most important factor for the success of the intervention. To ensure durability, permeability, and bypass function, there must be a morphological similarity between the graft and the coronary artery. The objective of this review was to analyze the morphological characteristics of the grafts that are most commonly used in coronary bypass surgery and the coronary arteries that are most frequently occluded...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196770/effect-of-low-intensity-cavitation-on-the-isolated-human-thoracic-artery-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Algimantas Bubulis, Vida Garalienė, Vytautas Jurėnas, Jonas Navickas, Saulius Giedraitis
Reported here are the results of an experimental study on the response to low-intensity cavitation induced by low-frequency (4-6 W/cm(2), 20 kHz and 32.6 kHz) ultrasound of isolated human arterial samples taken during conventional myocardial revascularization operations. Studies have found that low-frequency ultrasound results in a significant (48%-54%) increase in isometric contraction force and does not depend on the number of exposures (10 or 20) or the time passed since the start of ultrasound (0, 10 and 20 min), but does depend on the frequency and location (internal or external) of the blood vessels for the application of ultrasound...
February 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195561/automatic-and-hierarchical-segmentation-of-the-human-skeleton-in-ct-images
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Yabo Fu, Shi Liu, Hui Harold Li, Deshan Yang
Accurate segmentation of each bone in human skeleton is useful in many medical disciplines. Results of bone segmentation could facilitate bone disease diagnosis and post-treatment assessment, and support planning and image guidance for many treatment modalities including surgery and radiation therapy. As a medium level medical image processing task, accurate bone segmentation can facilitate automatic internal organ segmentation by providing stable structural reference for inter- or intra-patient registration and internal organ localization...
February 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190379/the-turkish-version-of-the-brace-questionnaire-in-brace-treated-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Gözde Gür, Yavuz Yakut, Theo Grivas
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the effects of brace treatment on quality of life in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is important. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Brace Questionnaire. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study, evaluation of reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Brace Questionnaire. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients undergoing brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (median age: 14...
February 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184271/surgical-excision-of-the-breast-giant-fibroadenoma-under-regional-anesthesia-by-pecs-ii-and-internal-intercostal-plane-block-a-case-report-and-brief-technical-description-a-case-report
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Hyungtae Kim, Junho Shim, Ikthae Kim
A 22-years-old female patient at 171 cm and 67 kg visited the Department of Breast Surgery of the hospital with a mass accompanied with pain on the left side breast as chief complaints. Since physical examination revealed a suspected huge mass, breast surgeon decided to perform surgical excision and requested anesthesia to our department. Surgery of breast tumor is often under local anesthesia. However, in case of big size tumor, surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. The patient feared general anesthesia...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174398/-international-relationship-of-japanese-general-thoracic-surgeons
#15
Meinoshin Okumura
Japanese thoracic surgeons have created personal relationship with European and North American surgeons. During the last 10 years, official relation between Japanese Association for Chest Surgery(JACS) and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) has been established besides personal interaction, and communication among the thoracic surgeons in Asia was prompted through Asia Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program( ATEP). International relationship through academic associations is expected to contribute to encouraging general thoracic surgeons...
January 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174397/-international-communication-in-the-field-of-cardiovascular-surgery
#16
Shinichi Takamoto
In the recent decade medicine developed far beyond people's mind, as transcutaneous aortic valve replacement(TAVR), Mitraclip et al. As recent development of information technology has changed to real time information system in the world, international communication in the field of cardiovascular surgery has also changed to become large in volume, rapid in time and frequent and convenient in use. The Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery(ASCVTS) which has a major role of international communication in the field cardiovascular surgery in Japan, has developed to become one of the major international academic society...
January 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168963/ten-year-experience-of-coronary-endarterectomy-for-the-diffusely-diseased-left%C3%A2-anterior-descending-artery
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Kosaku Nishigawa, Toshihiro Fukui, Masataka Yamazaki, Shuichiro Takanashi
BACKGROUND: Coronary endarterectomy (CE) is a surgical option for a diffusely diseased coronary artery. This study evaluated the clinical and angiographic outcomes of CE for a diffusely diseased left anterior descending artery (LAD) using the internal thoracic artery (ITA). METHODS: From September 2004 to September 2014, 188 patients (163 men; mean age, 66.1 years) underwent coronary artery bypass grafting with CE for a diffusely diseased LAD. Forty patients (21...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162902/coronary-subclavian-steal-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-subclavian-artery-stenting-a-report-of-2-cases
#18
Satoshi Murai, Hisakazu Itami, Kazuhiko Nishi, Shinji Otsuka, Noboru Kusaka, Tsukasa Nishiura, Kotaro Ogihara
Coronary subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) is a well-recognized phenomenon secondary to coronary artery bypass grafting and may cause myocardial ischemia. We report 2 cases of CSSS successfully treated with subclavian artery (SA) stenting. In both cases, an Optimo balloon guiding catheter was placed in the SA immediately proximal to the vertebral artery (VA) origin as a double protection system for the VA and left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft. There were no periprocedural complications. Balloon protection for both the VA and LITA using a single balloon guiding catheter is a reasonable and safe technique for preventing distal embolisms...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161919/cysts-of-the-iris-pigment-epithelium-what-is-new-and-interesting-the-2016-jose-rizal-international-medal-lecture
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REVIEW
Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: Cysts of the iris pigment epithelium (IPE) can involve the pupillary margin, midzone, or peripheral location or can be free-floating in the aqueous or vitreous or lodged in the anterior chamber angle. Avariant of IPE cyst, known as iris flocculi, can be a marker for systemic thoracic aneurysm. DESIGN: Review of IPE cysts and description of new observations of the lesions. METHODS: Review of IPE cysts. RESULTS: Lesions in 672 eyes were classified as of the pupillary margin (n = 49; 7%), midzone (n = 188; 28%), peripheral (n = 424; 63%), or dislodged/free-floating (n = 11; 2%)...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161685/bilateral-approach-for-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-with-lymph-node-dissection-in-the-dorsal-area-of-the-thoracic-aorta-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-a-report-of-two-cases
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Yu Onodera, Toru Nakano, Takahiro Heishi, Tadashi Sakurai, Yusuke Taniyama, Chiaki Sato, Noriaki Ohuchi, Takashi Kamei
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of lymph node metastasis in the dorsal area of the thoracic aorta (DTA) is relatively low in patients with esophageal cancer. It is difficult to approach the DTA using surgical procedures, such as an open thoracotomy and thoracoscopy in the left decubitus position. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: A 70-year-old man with esophageal cancer underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection via a right thoracoscopic approach, followed by lymphadenectomy in the DTA via left thoracoscopy in the prone position...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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