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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211128/staged-intraperitoneal-brachytherapy-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-an-adolescent-novel-anesthetic-challenges-for-pediatric-anesthetists
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Andrew D Weatherall, Tristan R Bennett, Mark Lovell, Winnie Fung, Jonathan de Lima
Newer techniques that have found a place in cancer management in adults are offered far less commonly in pediatric patients. We present a case of a patient with recurrent Wilms' tumor managed with a novel combination of cytoreductive surgery, intraperitoneal brachytherapy, and subsequent hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Each stage presents challenges that the pediatric anesthetist is unlikely to have faced before. Such cases require flexibility and thorough planning to manage the combination of major surgery, remote anesthesia with brachytherapy and hyperthermic chemotherapy with its potential for metabolic derangement, significant fluid shifts, analgesic care, and potential exposure of staff to cytotoxic agents...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192894/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-cardiac-anesthesia-a-review-focusing-on-translation
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Christian Stoppe, Patrick Meybohm, Carina Benstoem, Andreas Goetzenich
INTRODUCTION: Remote Ischaemic Conditioning (RIC) is a powerful cardioprotective strategy. Its clinical application is simple, cheap and so far free from secondary side effects. Given the heterogeneous results of recent large-scale clinical trials, its clinical relevant benefit is still doubted. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Following a MEDLINE-based search on all publications concerning RIC in experimental or clinical settings, this review focuses on the translation from bench to bedside...
February 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190366/predictors-of-remote-practice-location-in-the-first-seven-cohorts-of-james-cook-university-mbbs-graduates
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Torres Woolley, Tarun Sen Gupta, Maria Bellei
INTRODUCTION: This article describes factors predicting James Cook University (JCU) medical graduates undertaking at least 1 year of remote practice. The cross-sectional design involved point-in-time (2015) analysis of the JCU medical school's ongoing longitudinal graduate tracking database. Participants were the first seven cohorts of graduates from the JCU medical school who had completed at least their postgraduate year (PGY) 4 in Australia (<i>n</i>=529); that is, PGY 4 to PGY 10 graduates...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186346/variations-in-outcomes-for-indigenous-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
P Dasgupta, P D Baade, D R Youlden, G Garvey, J F Aitken, I Wallington, J Chynoweth, H Zorbas, D Roder, P H Youl
This systematic review examines variations in outcomes along the breast cancer continuum for Australian women by Indigenous status. Multiple databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed articles published from 1 January 1990 to 1 March 2015 focussing on adult female breast cancer patients in Australia and assessing survival, patient and tumour characteristics, diagnosis and treatment by Indigenous status. Sixteen quantitative studies were included with 12 rated high, 3 moderate and 1 as low quality...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182824/a-portable-shoulder-mounted-camera-system-for-surgical-education-in-spine-surgery
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Martin H Pham, Ifije E Ohiorhenuan, Neil N Patel, Andre M Jakoi, Patrick C Hsieh, Frank L Acosta, Jeffrey C Wang, John C Liu
The past several years have demonstrated an increased recognition of operative videos as an important adjunct for resident education. Currently lacking, however, are effective methods to record video for the purposes of illustrating the techniques of minimally invasive (MIS) and complex spine surgery. We describe here our experiences developing and using a shoulder-mounted camera system for recording surgical video. Our requirements for an effective camera system included wireless portability to allow for movement around the operating room, camera mount location for comfort and loupes/headlight usage, battery life for long operative days, and sterile control of on/off recording...
February 7, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177648/robotic-arm-assisted-sonography-review-of-technical-developments-and-potential-clinical-applications
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Daniel R Swerdlow, Kevin Cleary, Emmanuel Wilson, Bamshad Azizi-Koutenaei, Reza Monfaredi
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound imaging requires trained personnel. Advances in robotics and data transmission create the possibility of telesonography. This review introduces clinicians to current technical work in and potential applications of this developing capability. CONCLUSION: Telesonography offers advantages in hazardous or remote environments. Robotically assisted ultrasound can reduce stress injuries in sonographers and has potential utility during robotic surgery and interventional procedures...
February 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169284/long-term-glycemic-control-in-adult-patients-undergoing-remote-vs-local-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation
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Samuel J Kesseli, Matthew Wagar, Min K Jung, Kerrington D Smith, Yu Kuei Lin, R Matthew Walsh, Betul Hatipoglu, Martin L Freeman, Timothy L Pruett, Gregory J Beilman, David E R Sutherland, Ty B Dunn, David A Axelrod, Sushela S Chaidarun, Tyler K Stevens, Melena Bellin, Timothy B Gardner
OBJECTIVES: Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is increasingly performed with remote islet cell processing and preparation, i.e., with islet cell isolation performed remotely from the primary surgical site at an appropriately equipped islet isolation facility. We aimed to determine whether TPIAT using remote islet isolation results in comparable long-term glycemic outcomes compared with TPIAT performed with standard local isolation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of adult patients who underwent TPIAT at three tertiary care centers from 2010 to 2013...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168643/parameters-influencing-complaints-and-joint-function-in-patients-with-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-ankle-an-investigation-based-on-data-from-the-german-cartilage-registry-knorpelregister-dgou
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Daniel Körner, Boyko Gueorguiev, Philipp Niemeyer, Yannic Bangert, Wolfgang Zinser, Matthias Aurich, Markus Walther, Christoph Becher, Atesch Ateschrang, Steffen Schröter
INTRODUCTION: Patients with osteochondral lesions of the ankle represent a heterogeneous population with traumatic, posttraumatic and idiopathic forms of this pathology, where the etiology of the idiopathic form is principally unknown. The aim of this study was to classify the heterogeneous patient population according to the patients' complaints and joint function. Data from the German Cartilage Registry (KnorpelRegister DGOU) was analyzed for this purpose to investigate whether traumatic and posttraumatic lesions cause more complaints and loss of joint function than idiopathic lesions...
February 6, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166111/risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-ovarian-vein-thrombosis
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Amer Assal, Justin D Kaner, Neeraja Danda, Hillel W Cohen, Henny H Billett
Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) remains poorly understood with no consensus regarding its importance or treatment. In this retrospective study, we investigated the clinical features, risk factors, treatment patterns, and prognosis of patients with OVT, including venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrences. Adult patients who presented to our medical center with an identifiable diagnosis of OVT over a 10-year period were included in this retrospective observational study. Individual patient charts were reviewed to collect baseline and outcomes data...
February 3, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159075/remote-video-auditing-in-the-surgical-setting
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Anne Pedersen, Elizabeth Getty Ritter, Megan Beaton, David Gibbons
Remote video auditing, a method first adopted by the food preparation industry, was later introduced to the health care industry as a novel approach to improving hand hygiene practices. This strategy yielded tremendous and sustained improvement, causing leaders to consider the potential effects of such technology on the complex surgical environment. This article outlines the implementation of remote video auditing and the first year of activity, outcomes, and measurable successes in a busy surgery department in the eastern United States...
February 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154440/case-report-using-a-remote-presence-robot-to-improve-access-to-physical-therapy-for-people-with-chronic-back-disorders-in-an-underserved-community
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Stacey Lovo Grona, Brenna Bath, Luis Bustamante, Ivar Mendez
Purpose: The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the delivery of an inter-professional (IP) spinal triage management approach to chronic back disorders using remote presence robotic technology as an innovative form of telerehabilitation in a northern Saskatchewan community. Methods: The IP team, consisting of a local nurse practitioner (NP) and a physical therapist in an urban centre, completed a comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal assessment of, and one follow-up visit with, a post-surgical spinal patient...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149806/robotic-retroauricular-thyroid-surgery
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REVIEW
Haytham Alabbas, Daniah Bu Ali, Emad Kandil
Surgery is the gold standard treatment for patients with thyroid cancer or nodules suspicious for cancer. Open conventional approach is the standard surgical approach. However, a visible neck incision could be a concern for most young female patients, especially for patients with a history of healing with keloid or hypertrophic scars. Robotic remote access approaches have evolved into a safe and feasible approach in selected patients, providing a hidden scar with good patient satisfaction. This review will focus on the performance and safety of robotic retroauricular thyroid surgery...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140835/comparison-of-video-and-in-person-free-flap-assessment-following-head-and-neck-free-tissue-transfer
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A Sean Alemi, Rahul Seth, Chase Heaton, Steven J Wang, P Daniel Knott
Objective Compare the efficiency of remote telehealth flap assessments with traditional in-person flap assessments. Study Design Observational study with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects and Methods All patients undergoing head and neck free tissue transfer were included in the study. All patients whose surgery was performed at hospital A underwent an in-person flap check overnight. Those at hospital B received a remote flap assessment. The primary outcome was total time spent performing the midnight flap assessment, including travel time...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124514/effect-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-the-melatonin-and-antioxidative-status-a-pilot-study-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Rafael Struck, Maria Wittmann, Thomas Recht, Georg Baumgarten, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Müller, Soyhan Bagci
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), a phenomenon in which a transient ischemia applied to a nonvital tissue protects another organ or tissue from subsequent lethal ischemic injury, is reported to protect the myocardium to withstand a subsequent prolonged ischemic event in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. It remains unclear whether oxidative stress and endogenous antioxidant enzymes play a role in the mechanistic pathways of RIPC. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of RIPC on oxidative stress and extracellular concentrations of melatonin, extracellular superoxide dismutase (eSOD) and extracellular glutathione peroxidase (eGPx) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121936/fatal-remote-cerebellar-hemorrhage-after-supratentorial-unruptured-aneurysm-surgery-in-patient-with-previous-cerebellar-infarction-a-case-report
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Eun-Jeong Koh, Jung-Soo Park
RATIONALE: Remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH) is a rare complication of supratentorial and spinal surgeries, seldom requiring intervention but occasionally causing significant morbidity or even mortality. Although a number of theories have been proposed, the exact pathophysiology of RCH remains incompletely understood. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a 62-year-old patient with RCH encountered following surgical clipping of an unruptured middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm in a patient with previous cerebellar infarction...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121044/randomized-clinical-trial-of-24-versus-72-h-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-patients-undergoing-open-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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A Takagane, Y Mohri, T Konishi, R Fukushima, T Noie, S Sueyoshi, K Omura, S Ono, M Kusunoki, H Mochizuki, Y Sumiyama
BACKGROUND: Open total gastrectomy carries a high risk of surgical-site infection (SSI). This study evaluated the non-inferiority of antimicrobial prophylaxis for 24 compared with 72 h after open total gastrectomy. METHODS: An open-label, randomized, non-inferiority study was conducted at 57 institutions in Japan. Eligible patients were those who underwent open total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Patients were assigned randomly to continued use of β-lactamase inhibitor for either 24 or 72 h after surgery...
January 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100971/tricuspid-valve-replacement-in-an-hiv-infected-patient-with-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-secondary-to-remote-endocarditis
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Merle Myerson, Ehrin J Armstrong, Eduard Poltavskiy, Jose Fefer, Heejung Bang
Surgical intervention for severe tricuspid regurgitation secondary to remote infective endocarditis has been infrequent, especially in patients also infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We describe the case of a 62-year-old HIV-positive man, with a 24-year history of endocarditis caused by intravenous heroin use, who presented with severe tricuspid regurgitation. The patient was initially asymptomatic, was taking antiretroviral medications, and had a satisfactory CD4 count and an undetectable viral load, so we decided to manage the regurgitation conservatively...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095555/megasessions-for-robotic-hair-restoration
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Joa O Carlos Pereira, Joa O Carlos Pereira Filho, Joa O Pedro Cabrera Pereira
A robotic system can select and remove individual hair follicles from the donor area with great precision and without fatigue. This report describes the use of the robotic system in a megasession for hair restoration. Patients were instructed to cut their hair to 1.0 to 1.2 mm before surgery. The robot selected and removed 600 to 800 grafts per hour so the follicular units (FU)s could be transplanted manually to recipient sites. The robot arm consists of a sharp inner punch and a blunt outer punch which together separate FUs from the sur- rounding tissue...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094122/cardiac-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-mechanistic-and-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Jerrett K Lau, Gabrielle J Pennings, Andy Yong, Leonard Kritharides
Brief, non-harmful ischaemic insults to an organ remote from the heart, remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC), has been proposed to confer protection to the heart against ischaemia-reperfusion injury. While most clinical trials of RIPC during coronary interventions (PCI) suggest benefit, recent large, multicentre trials in coronary artery bypass surgery suggest a lack of efficacy. Mechanistically, RIPC most likely promotes the release of circulating factors which modulate multiple cellular pathways in the heart, promoting cell survival...
December 12, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087340/electrophysiological-alterations-in-diaphragm-muscle-caused-by-abdominal-ischemia-reperfusion
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Seckin Tuncer, Nizamettin Dalkilic, Ilksen Burat
Ischemia-reperfusion injury is the major complication of abdominal aortic surgery, and it mainly affects the lower extremities and remote organs. In the present study, the electrophysiological alterations in diaphragm that underlie the post-operative respiratory dysfunction were investigated. Wistar Albino rats were randomly divided into two groups: SHAM (only laparotomy was performed) and IR (abdominal aorta was clamped for 30min and reperfused for 2h). Following the operational period diaphragm muscles were isolated and electrophysiological experiments were carried out in-vitro...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
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