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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528536/efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-and-rectus-sheath-block-with-ropivacaine-and-dexmedetomidine-in-elderly-high-risk-patients-undergoing-emergency-abdominal-surgery
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Lili Xu, Zhiyong Hu, Jianjun Shen, Patrick M McQuillan
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and rectus sheath (RS) blocks with ropivacaine and dexmedetomidine in elderly, high-risk patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. METHODS: Sixty elderly patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery receiving both bilateral ultrasound-guided TAP and RS blocks were randomly divided into two groups: R+D (10 ml of 0.25% ropivacaine+0...
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528288/cancer-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Tess Fitzpatrick, Marc Carrier, Grégoire Le Gal
Cancer patients appear to be at increased risk for atrial fibrillation. Although surgery and chemotherapy exacerbate this risk, this association is observed even in the absence of any cancer-specific treatment. The underlying mechanism of this is likely multifactorial, but systemic inflammation and autonomic dysregulation are hypothesized to play critical roles. Cancer and atrial fibrillation are both independent risk factors for ischemic stroke; however, it is not clear whether this translates to an increased risk of stroke in patients with both comorbidities...
May 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527946/the-microbiome-and-hepatobiliary-pancreatic-cancers
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Kosuke Mima, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hiroshi Sawayama, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Katsunori Imai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Akira Chikamoto, Hideo Baba
The human intestinal microbiome encompasses at least 100 trillion microorganisms that can influence host immunity and disease conditions, including cancer. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers have been associated with poor prognosis owing to their high level of tumor invasiveness, distant metastasis, and resistance to conventional treatment options, such as chemotherapy. Accumulating evidence from animal models suggests that specific microbes and microbial dysbiosis can potentiate hepatobiliary-pancreatic tumor development by damaging DNA, activating oncogenic signaling pathways, and producing tumor-promoting metabolites...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526917/do-we-know-the-outcome-predictors-for-cauda-equine-syndrome-ces-a-retrospective-single-center-analysis-of-60-patients-with-ces-with-a-suggestion-for-a-new-score-to-measure-severity-of-symptoms
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Alexander König, Lisa Amelung, Marco Danne, Ullrich Meier, Johannes Lemcke
OBJECTIVE: Despite the awareness and familiarity of almost every medical professional with the cauda equine compression syndrome (CES), risk factors for a poor prognosis of the disease remain elusive. Even the relationship between subsequent outcome and the time elapsed from the time of appearance of symptoms to surgery taking place remain obscure. The aim of our study, therefore, was to analyze a relatively large population of our own patients studied consecutively, to identify outcome predictors for CES and to propose a clinical score for CES symptoms (Berlin CES score)...
May 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526657/risk-adjusted-adverse-outcomes-in-complex-abdominal-wall-hernia-repair-with-biologic-mesh-a-case-series-of-140-patients
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Rifat Latifi, David Samson, Ansab Haider, Asad Azim, Hajira Iftikhar, Bellal Joseph, Elizabeth Tilley, Jorge Con, Saranda Gashi, Ayman El-Menyar
INTRODUCTION: Biologic mesh is preferred for repair of complex abdominal wall hernias (CAWHs) in patients at high risk of wound infection. We aimed to identify predictors of adverse outcomes after complex abdominal wall hernia repair (CAWR) using biologic mesh with different placement techniques and under different surgical settings. METHODS: A retrospective case series study was conducted on all patients who underwent CAWR with biologic mesh between 2010 and 2015 at a tertiary medical center...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526616/stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-in-treatment-of-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-unsolved-questions-and-frontiers-ahead
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Jingze Zhang, Li Kong, Qinghua Jiao, Minghuan Li, Jingming Yu
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has been recognized as a standard alternative treatment to surgery for inoperable early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Guaranteed local control rates over 90% makes oncologists wonder whether SABR is qualified enough to challenge surgery in operable patients. The role of SABR for centrally located lesions would be another question because of the increased risk of severe toxic effect. Plenty of studies suggest that optimization of dose regimen and appropriate case selection would be helpful...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526076/rectal-sparing-type-of-ulcerative-colitis-predicts-lack-of-response-to-pharmacotherapies
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Yuki Horio, Motoi Uchino, Toshihiro Bando, Teruhiro Chohno, Hirofumi Sasaki, Akihiro Hirata, Yoshio Takesue, Hiroki Ikeuchi
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is known as an immune disorder of the colon that generally involves the rectum, but an atypical distribution of inflamed mucosa has previously been noted in certain subtypes of UC, such as the rectal-sparing type (RST). As noted in a previous report, patients with the RST may be at elevated risk for disease refractoriness, but the clinical significance of RST remains unknown. METHODS: UC patients who underwent surgery between January 2010 and April 2015 were included...
May 19, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526040/catching-a-floating-thrombus-a-case-report-on-the-treatment-of-a-large-thrombus-in-the-ascending-aorta
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Gijs Eduard de Maat, Giorgio Vigano, Massimo Alessandro Mariani, Ehsan Natour
BACKGROUND: The ascending aorta is an uncommon site for non-infective thrombus. In non-aneurysmal and non-atherosclerotic vessels this condition becomes extremely rare, while it represents a source of potential cerebral and peripheral embolic events. Currently, there is no consensus in the guidelines on how to treat a free floating thrombus in ascending aorta, therefore we present our decision making process and therapeutic strategy. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 48-year-old man was hospital admitted with acute abdominal pain...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525410/sm22-a-plasma-biomarker-for-human-transmural-intestinal-ischemia
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Dirk H S M Schellekens, Kostan W Reisinger, Kaatje Lenaerts, M'hamed Hadfoune, Steven W Olde Damink, Wim A Buurman, Cornelis H C Dejong, Joep P M Derikx
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic potential of smooth muscle protein of 22 kDa (SM22) as plasma biomarker for the detection of transmural intestinal ischemia. BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia is an abdominal emergency requiring rapid diagnosis and treatment. Especially, detection of transmural damage is imperative because it mandates emergency surgery. Since early clinical and radiological signs are nonspecific, there is an urgent need for accurate biomarkers...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524032/-preoperative-risk-factors-analysis-of-pulmonary-hypertension-crisis-during-perioperative-period-for-caesarean-section-of-woman-with-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Chunlei Zhang, Yaguang Liu, Enming Qing, Jun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To analyze preoperative risk factors of perioperative pulmonary hypertension crisis (PHC) for pregnant woman with severe pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), and approach its clinical value. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The clinical data from 152 pregnant women with severe PAH underwent cesarean delivery admitted to Beijing Anzhen Hospital from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2016 was collected. The patients were divided into two groups according to with perioperative PHC or not...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523487/unplanned-reoperation-following-colorectal-surgery-indications-and-operations
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Alex D Michaels, Matthew G Mullen, Christopher A Guidry, Elizabeth D Krebs, Florence E Turrentine, Traci L Hedrick, Charles M Friel
AIM: Prior studies have demonstrated a reoperation rate ranging from 5.8 to 7.6% following colorectal surgery. However, the indications for reoperation have not been extensively evaluated. We aimed to describe the indications for reoperation and associated procedures following colorectal resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing colorectal resection at a single institution from 2003 to 2013. For patients who returned to the operating room, the primary indication was categorized into mutually exclusive categories and all procedures performed within 30 days of the initial operation were indexed...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523416/utility-of-ct-oral-contrast-administration-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-quaternary-oncology-hospital-diagnostic-implications-turnaround-times-and-assessment-of-ed-physician-ordering
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Corey T Jensen, Katherine J Blair, Ott Le, Jia Sun, Wei Wei, Brinda Rao Korivi, Ajaykumar C Morani, Nicolaus A Wagner-Bartak
PURPOSE: To compare studies with and without oral contrast on performance of multidetector computed tomography (CT) and the order to CT examination turnaround time in cancer patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). To the best of our knowledge, oral contrast utility has not previously been specifically assessed in cancer patients presenting to the emergency department. MATERIALS & METHODS: Retrospective review of CT abdomen examinations performed in oncology patients presenting to the emergency department during one month...
May 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523383/anterior-sacral-meningocele-presenting-as-intracystic-bleeding
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Ignacio Javier Gilete-Tejero, Marta Ortega-Martínez, Jacinto Mata-Gómez, María Rico-Cotelo, Luis Miguel Bernal-García, Beatriz Yerga-Lorenzana, Ignacio Casado-Naranjo
PURPOSE: To report a case of anterior sacral meningocele with intralesional bleeding secondary to sacrococcygeal trauma. Likewise, there is a discussion about the physiopathology and the surgical approach to these types of lesions. METHODS: A 43-year-old man diagnosed with Marfan syndrome suffered sacrococcygeal trauma. He was admitted to the emergency room due to symptoms of headache, nausea, and lower limb subjective weakness. CT and MRI showed a large retroperitoneal mass with hemorrhagic content close to the sacrum...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523364/-structured-patient-handovers-in-perioperative-medicine-rationale-and-implementation-in-clinical-practice
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M J Merkel, V von Dossow, B Zwißler
Clear and consistent communication is pivotal for well-functioning teamwork, in operating theatres as well as intensive care units. However, patient handovers significantly vary between specialties and locations. If communication is not well structured, it might increase the risk for mishaps and malpractice. Therefore, implementing structured handover protocols is pivotal. The perioperative setting is a high-risk environment that is prone to communication failures due to operational design (frequent change of shift due to working time restrictions) and a high work load and multitasking (operating room management, short surgery times, concurrent emergencies)...
May 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523331/conventional-chondrosarcoma-in-the-right-hand-with-the-invasion-of-the-pisiform-and-the-hamate-bones-case-report
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Daniel LaurenŢiu Pop, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Horia George Hărăguş, Bogdan Cătălin Ciupe, Mihaela Iacob, Dinu Vermeşan, Radu Prejbeanu, Daniel Claudiu MaliŢa, Carmen Lăcrămioara Zamfir, Roxana Folescu
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant hyaline cartilage forming tumor. It is a rare pathology, with an estimated incidence of one in 200 000 individuals per year. It appears in two forms: primary, representing 90% of all cases and secondary emergence that develops on preexistent lesions. Primary chondrosarcomas are uncommon in the hand, with a frequency of only 1.5-3.2% of all chondrosarcomas. In conventional chondrosarcoma (cCS), the histological malignancy grading represents the main prognostic factor for surgical planning and prognosis...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523165/plasma-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Haiqing Li, Zhize Yuan, Sen Li, Quan Qi, Jun Liu, Mi Zhou, Junfeng Cai, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) has recently emerged as a risk predictor in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the significance of increased plasma MMP9 in patients with perioperative myocardial injury. We aimed to investigate the role of MMP9 in the occurrence of myocardial injury during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) were recruited in this prospective, observational study...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523083/association-of-midfacial-fractures-with-ophthalmic-injury
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REVIEW
Constantinus Politis, Alexandra Kluyskens, Titiaan Dormaar
The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of ophthalmic complications following midfacial fractures and investigate its relation to surgical or nonsurgical treatment. This article is a retrospective study, describing the spectrum and incidence of ophthalmic injury in 106 patients presenting with midfacial fractures at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University Hospitals Leuven over a period of 16 months (January 2013 to April 2014). The mean age of the patients was 45.6 years with a gender distribution of 68 men and 38 women...
June 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522915/ninety-day-readmissions-after-inpatient-cholecystectomy-a-5-year-analysis
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Alba Manuel-Vázquez, Raquel Latorre-Fragua, Carmen Ramiro-Pérez, Aylhin López-Marcano, Farah Al-Shwely, Roberto De la Plaza-Llamas, José Manuel Ramia
AIM: To determine the incidence of readmission after cholecystectomy using 90 d as a time limit. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing cholecystectomy at the General Surgery and Digestive System Service of the University Hospital of Guadalajara, Spain. We included all patients undergoing cholecystectomy for biliary pathology who were readmitted to hospital within 90 d. We considered readmission to any hospital service as cholecystectomy-related complications...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522901/transition-of-early-phase-treatment-for-acute-pancreatitis-an-analysis-of-nationwide-epidemiological-survey
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EDITORIAL
Shin Hamada, Atsushi Masamune, Tooru Shimosegawa
Treatment of acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the critical challenges to the field of gastroenterology because of its high mortality rate and high medical costs associated with the treatment of severe cases. Early-phase treatments for AP have been optimized in Japan, and clinical guidelines have been provided. However, changes in early-phase treatments and the relationship between treatment strategy and clinical outcome remain unclear. Retrospective analysis of nationwide epidemiological data shows that time for AP diagnosis has shortened, and the amount of initial fluid resuscitation has increased over time, indicating the compliance with guidelines...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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