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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731952/open-colectomies-of-shorter-operative-time-do-not-result-in-improved-outcomes-compared-with-prolonged-laparoscopic-operations
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Sara L Zettervall, Ivy N Haskins, Sarah E Deery, Richard L Amdur, Paul P Lin, Khashayar Vaziri
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic colectomies are associated with reduced perioperative morbidity and mortality compared with open surgery. Nevertheless, many surgeons continue to utilize an open surgical approach due to the perceived benefits of shorter operative times. This study aims to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic versus open colectomies of equal or shorter operative duration. METHODS: All patients undergoing elective laparoscopic or open colectomy in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) were identified from the years 2005 through 2012...
July 20, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731950/totally-laparoscopic-resection-for-low-sigmoid-and-rectal-cancer-using-natural-orifice-specimen-extraction-techniques
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Hideharu Shimizu, Kensuke Adachi, Hideo Ohtsuka, Itaru Osaka, Kunio Takuma, Kijuro Takanishi, Jun Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: A minilaparotomy for specimen extraction during laparoscopy occasionally results in postoperative wound complications. We have performed a totally laparoscopic resection for early colorectal cancer using the natural orifice specimen extraction technique. METHODS: From 2008 to 2013, we have performed a totally laparoscopic resection for clinical stage I and IIA low sigmoid colon and rectal cancers. A prospectively maintained database was reviewed to assess the outcomes after surgery...
July 20, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731559/association-between-anthropometric-measures-of-regional-fat-mass-and-heart-rate-variability-in-obese-women
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Marina Rastović, Biljana Srdić-Galić, Oto Barak, Edita Stokić
AIM: Impaired autonomic function could be the mechanism for the development of cardiometabolic diseases in obesity. Hence, simple anthropometric measures of overall and central obesity could be screening markers for autonomic imbalance. We analysed the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) parameters and obesity indicators. METHODS: Sixty-three obese women underwent blood pressure, lipids and anthropometric measurements, body composition assessment, HOMA (homeostasis model assessment) index calculation and short-term HRV analysis...
February 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730652/effects-of-collimator-angle-couch-angle-and-starting-phase-on-motion-tracking-dynamic-conformal-arc-therapy-4d-dcat
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Zhengzheng Xu, Rutao Yao, Matthew B Podgorsak, Iris Z Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to find an optimized configuration of collimator angle, couch angle, and starting tracking phase to improve the delivery performance in terms of MLC position errors, maximal MLC leaf speed, and total beam-on time of DCAT plans with motion tracking (4D DCAT). METHOD AND MATERIALS: Nontracking conformal arc plans were first created based on a single phase (maximal exhalation phase) of a respiratory motion phantom with a spherical target...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730457/efficacy-safety-and-clinical-outcome-of-modern-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Seungnam Son, Dong-Hun Kang, Yang-Ha Hwang, Yong-Sun Kim, Yong-Won Kim
BACKGROUND: The average life expectancy is increasing worldwide, surpassing 80 years in some countries. Recently, mechanical thrombectomy (MT) using modern devices and techniques has led to improved clinical outcomes following acute ischemic stroke. However, thus far, it remains uncertain whether MT is effective in elderly patients aged over 80 years. METHODS: Between July 2013 and June 2016, 207 patients with acute ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation received MT at our center...
July 20, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729131/eosinophilic-hyperplastic-lymphogranuloma-clinical-diagnosis-and-treatment-experience-of-41-cases
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Yang Jiang, Qingquan Hua, Jie Ren, Feng Zeng, Jianfei Sheng, Hua Liao, Zhijian Zhang, Hongxia Guan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical features of eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma (EHLG) in the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Collecting the patients who diagnose with EHLG by pathological examination. The EHLG patients with the masses involved regions, such as involved inguinal region, chest wall, abdominal wall, anterior superior iliac spine or clavicle, instead of head and neck were excluding. All of the participants will sign the informed consent form...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728101/a-rising-transpedicular-access-to-anterior-vertebral-body-a-case-report
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Emanuele Ciurlia, Gianfilippo Caggiari, Mario Spina, Matteo Andreozzi, Leonardo Puddu, Carlo Doria
INTRODUCTION: The transpedicular access is a common and effective procedure used to reach anterior vertebral body without passing through critical structures. after a transpedicular instrumentation, it is difficult to reach the anterior vertebral body because screws are placed in the way. We assume that an innovative transdiscal route could be used in patients with previous instrumentation, in order to perform a vertebroplasty or biopsy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 65-years-old woman who came to our Department complaining low back pain...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727604/preclinical-development-of-ebi-005-an-il-1-receptor-1-inhibitor-for-the-topical-ocular-treatment-of-ocular-surface-inflammatory-diseases
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Joseph Kovalchin, Bracken King, Allyson Masci, Elizabeth Hopkins, Jeremy Fry, Jay Hou, Christian Li, Kelly Tenneson, Steve Weber, Gary Wolfe, Kathy Collins, Eric S Furfine
OBJECTIVE: Topical interleukin (IL)-1 receptor (R)1 blockade is therapeutically active in reducing signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. Herein, we describe in vitro and in vivo nonclinical Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies of EBI-005, a novel protein chimera of IL-1β and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra or anakinra) that potently binds IL-1R1 and blocks signaling. These studies provide an assessment of receptor affinity, drug bioavailability, immunogenic response, safety, and tolerability in mice and rabbits...
July 18, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727387/focal-cryotherapy-step-by-step-technique-description
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Cristina Redondo, Victor Srougi, José Batista da Costa, Mohammed Baghdad, Guillermo Velilla, Igor Nunes-Silva, Sebastien Bergerat, Silvia Garcia-Barreras, François Rozet, Alexandre Ingels, Marc Galiano, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Eric Barret, Xavier Cathelineau
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Focal cryotherapy emerged as an efficient option to treat favorable and localized prostate cancer (PCa). The purpose of this video is to describe the procedure step by step. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a 68 year-old man with localized PCa in the anterior aspect of the prostate. RESULTS: The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, with the patient in lithotomy position. Briefly, the equipament utilized includes the cryotherapy console coupled with an ultrasound system, argon and helium gas bottles, cryoprobes, temperature probes and an urethral warming catheter...
July 20, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727202/influence-of-the-left-atrial-contact-areas-on-fixed-low-voltage-zones-during-atrial-fibrillation-and-sinus-rhythm-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Shiro Nakahara, Yuichi Hori, Naoki Nishiyama, Yasuo Okumura, Reiko Fukuda, Sayuki Kobayashi, Takaaki Komatsu, Yoshihiko Sakai, Isao Taguchi
BACKGROUND: Atrial low-voltage zones (LVZ) are suggested as important factors for maintaining persistent atrial fibrillation (PsAF). The relationship between LVZs and left atrial (LA) contact areas (CoAs) is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether CoA regions were involved in atrial substrate properties maintaining PsAF. METHODS: A total of 50 patients with PsAF (36 long-lasting) were analyzed. Three representative CoA detection areas (ascending aorta-anterior-LA, descending aorta-left pulmonary vein antrum, and vertebrae-posterior-LA) were registered on the mapping geometry...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726144/anastomotic-stricture-after-ultralow-anterior-resection-or-intersphincteric-resection-for-very-low-lying-rectal-cancer
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Soo Young Lee, Chang Hyun Kim, Young Jin Kim, Hyeong Rok Kim
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic stricture following colorectal cancer surgery is not a rare complication, but proper management of anastomotic stricture located close to the anal verge is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate risk factors and management strategies for anastomotic stricture after ultralow anterior resection (ULAR). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a database of patients with rectal cancer who underwent surgery between January 2007 and June 2015, and included patients with an anastomosis within 4 cm from the anal verge...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725422/lesson-learnt-from-a-migrated-drain-a-case-report
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Veerabhadra Radhakrishna, Sharad M Tanga
INTRODUCTION: Though surgical drainage is used as a safety measure, it's not without complications. Migration of various drains has been described, but very little literature refers to the migration of peritoneal drain. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 55-year male underwent anterior Gastro-Jejunostomy for inoperable metastatic carcinoma of the Gastric Pylorus. We found the peritoneal drain missing on the third post-operative day. On further evaluation, we found it to have migrated into the peritoneal cavity...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724894/self-viewing-is-associated-with-negative-affect-rather-than-reward-in-highly-narcissistic-men-an-fmri-study
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Emanuel Jauk, Mathias Benedek, Karl Koschutnig, Gayannée Kedia, Aljoscha C Neubauer
Subclinical narcissism is a personality trait with two faces: According to social-cognitive theories it is associated with grandiosity and feelings of superiority, whereas psychodynamic theories emphasize vulnerable aspects like fluctuating self-esteem and emotional conflicts. The psychodynamic view, however, is commonly not supported by self-report studies on subclinical narcissism. Personality neuroscience might help to better understand the phenomenon of narcissism beyond the limits of self-report research...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722298/development-of-a-bedside-viable-ultrasound-protocol-to-quantify-appendicular-lean-tissue-mass
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Michael T Paris, Benoit Lafleur, Joel A Dubin, Marina Mourtzakis
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound is a non-invasive and readily available tool that can be prospectively applied at the bedside to assess muscle mass in clinical settings. The four-site protocol, which images two anatomical sites on each quadriceps, may be a viable bedside method, but its ability to predict musculature has not been compared against whole-body reference methods. Our primary objectives were to (i) compare the four-site protocol's ability to predict appendicular lean tissue mass from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; (ii) optimize the predictability of the four-site protocol with additional anatomical muscle thicknesses and easily obtained covariates; and (iii) assess the ability of the optimized protocol to identify individuals with low lean tissue mass...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722084/-postoperative-complications-after-rectal-cancer-surgery-and-management
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Jin Gu, Qingkun Gao
Although neoadjuvant treatment such as radiotherapy, even chemoradiotherapy has already widely used in middle-low rectal cancer, surgery remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with rectal cancer. Because neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy combined with surgery was adopted for the locally advanced rectal cancer as a standard treatment based on guidelines, postoperative complications of rectal cancer surgery caused surgeons attention and concern gradually. Some severe complications should seriously affect patient's quality of life, even patient's survival...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721636/robotic-colorectal-surgery-previous-laparoscopic-colorectal-experience-is-not-essential
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Tanvir Singh Sian, G M Tierney, H Park, J N Lund, W J Speake, N G Hurst, H Al Chalabi, K J Smith, S Tou
A background in minimally invasive colorectal surgery (MICS) has been thought to be essential prior to robotic-assisted colorectal surgery (RACS). Our aim was to determine whether MICS is essential prior to starting RACS training based on results from our initial experience with RACS. Two surgeons from our centre received robotic training through the European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS). One surgeon had no prior formal MICS training. We reviewed the first 30 consecutive robotic colorectal procedures from a prospectively maintained database between November 2014 and January 2016 at our institution...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721597/neuroendoscopic-management-of-posterior-third-ventricle-ependymoma-with-intraaqueductal-and-fourth-ventricle-extension-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ricardo Prat-Acín, Rocío Evangelista, Rebeca Conde, Angel Ayuso-Sacido, Inma Galeano
INTRODUCTION: Posterior third ventricle ependymomas with intraaqueductal extension are relatively infrequent lesions. Its surgical management represents a formidable technical challenge and includes a wide variety of approaches. Minimally invasive surgery including the endoscopic management can play a crucial role to obtain an optimal clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the clinical outcome of an 11-year-old female patient with a 6-year history of recurrent episodes of headache and vomiting...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721596/central-adrenal-insufficiency-following-traumatic-brain-injury-a-missed-diagnosis-in-the-critically-injured
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Eileen Fan, Peter W Skippen, Michael A Sargent, David D Cochrane, Jean-Pierre Chanoine
BACKGROUND: High-dose steroid administration is no longer recommended in the treatment of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) as it failed to prove beneficial in improving patients' outcome. However, a masked benefit of steroid administration in TBI management was that it provided corticosteroid replacement therapy in patients with TBI-related central adrenal insufficiency. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a severe TBI from a motor vehicle accident that resulted in complete deficiency of anterior pituitary function...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721107/bite-force-and-dental-implant-treatment-a-short-review
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REVIEW
Dennis Flanagan
Dental implants are placed endosseously, and the bone is the ultimate bearer of the occlusal load. Patients are not uniform in the maximum bite force they can generate. The occlusal biting load in the posterior jaw is usually about three times of that found in the anterior. It is possible for supporting implants to be overloaded by the patients' biting force, resulting in bone loss and failure of the fixture. Bite force measurement may be an important parameter when planning dental implant treatment. Some patients can generate extreme biting loads that may cause a luxation of the fixture and subsequent loss of osseointegration...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
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