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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904839/noncardiac-thoracic-surgery-in-abidjan-from-1977-to-2015
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Yves Tanauh, Flavien Kendja, Hervé Yangni-Angate, Blaise Demine, Raphaël Ouédé, Maurice Kouacou
BACKGROUND: To report and analyze noncardiac thoracic operations performed at the Cardiology Institute of Abidjan (Institut de Cardiologie d'Abidjan) from 1977 to 2015. METHODS: This is a retrospective and descriptive study covering 39 years, from 1977 to 2015. This study period was divided into three periods of 13 years each: P1 from 1977 to 1989, P2 from 1990 to 2002 and P3 from 2003 to 2015. Medical records of 2014 operated patients were analyzed: 414 patients for P1, 464 patients for P2, 1,136 patients for P3...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904758/penetrating-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-with-ice-pick-extending-into-the-aorta-a-technical-note-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Rani Nasser, Jonathan Nakhla, Saadat Sharif, Merritt Kinon, Reza Yassari
BACKGROUND: Penetrating spinal cord injuries pose a great challenge to both patients and the treating physicians. Although the overall incidence of penetrating spinal cord injury is the highest in the military, the ubiquity of guns in our society continues to make penetrating spinal cord injury prevalent in the civilian population. These types of injuries are particularly complicated because, beyond the trauma to the neural elements and supporting structures, other organs can be affected and a team approach is required for successful treatment...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904004/delayed-diagnosis-of-blunt-carotid-trauma-in-a-seat-belt-syndrome-with-associated-abdominal-wall-injury-a-case-report
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Savino Occhionorelli, Dario Andreotti, Daniela Tartarini, Lorenzo Cappellari, Rocco Stano, Lucia Morganti, Giorgio Vasquez
: The aim of this case report is to be aware of occult carotid lesions in thoracic- abdominal trauma because, carotid artery injury consequent to blunt trauma is rare, affecting less than 1% of patients as reported in literature. A 45-years-old female, involved in a traffic accident, arrived to Emergency Room hemodynamically stable, with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 15, complaining abdominal pain, without any neurological signs. She underwent Computed Tomography (CT) scan that showed a complete disruption of left abdominal wall muscles, associated with massive bowel loops herniation...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900328/blunt-traumatic-tension-chylothorax-case-report-and-mini-review-of-the-literature
#5
Kamal Idris, Michael Sebastian, Ashraf F Hefny, Navidul Haq Khan, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
Tension chylothorax following blunt thoracic trauma is an extremely rare condition. Here we report such a case and review its management. A 31-year-old man was involved in a road traffic collision. The car rolled over and the patient was ejected from the vehicle. On arrival at the Emergency Department the patient was conscious and haemodynamically stable. Clinical examination of the chest and abdomen was normal. The patient had sustained fractures of the sixth cervical vertebra and the tenth thoracic vertebra, left pleural effusion, haematoma around the descending aorta and fracture of the right clavicle...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900228/xiphoidectomy-a-surgical-intervention-for-an-underdocumented-disorder
#6
Dirk Pieter Hogerzeil, Klaas Albert Hartholt, Mark Rem de Vries
Two patients who presented with nonspecific thoracic and upper abdominal symptoms and tenderness of the xiphoid process are discussed. Both patients had undergone extensive examinations, but no source for their symptoms could be found. Plain chest radiographs revealed an anterior displacement of the xiphoid process in both patients. Physical examination confirmed this to be the primary source of discomfort. Anterior displacement of the xiphoid process may be the result of significant weight gain. Repeated trauma of the afflicted area, unaccustomed heavy lifting, exercise, and perichondritis are, amongst other causes, believed to contribute to the development of xiphodynia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895200/demographics-mechanisms-of-injury-and-concurrent-injuries-associated-with-calcaneus-fractures-a-study-of-14-516-patients-in-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-trauma-data-bank
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Daniel D Bohl, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Andre M Samuel, Pablo J Diaz-Collado, Stephen J Nelson, Bryce A Basques, Michael P Leslie, Jonathan N Grauer
: Background This study uses the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) to update the field on the demographics, injury mechanisms, and concurrent injuries among a national sample of patients admitted to the hospital department with calcaneus fractures. Methods Patients with calcaneus fractures in the NTDB during 2011-2012 were identified and assessed. Results A total of 14 516 patients with calcaneus fractures were included. The most common comorbidity was hypertension (18%), and more than 90% of fractures occurred via traffic accident (49%) or fall (43%)...
November 28, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890837/association-between-pre-hospital-time-and-mortality-following-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injuries
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Biniam Kidane, Vaibhav Gupta, Mostafa El-Beheiry, Kelly Vogt, Neil G Parry, Richard Malthaner, Thomas L Forbes
OBJECTIVE: Blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries (BTAI) can be lethal, but advances in trauma systems and in surgical care have helped reduce mortality. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether time from injury to presentation is associated with mortality following BTAI. METHODS: Using the Ontario Trauma Registry, all patients were identified who were hospitalized with BTAI between 1999 & 2009. Variables including age, sex, Injury Severity Score, Charlson comorbidity index, systolic blood pressure on admission, operative intervention, and time from injury to presentation were analysed using multivariate logistic regression to determine independent predictors of mortality...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889903/a-case-report-hemothorax-caused-by-rupture-of-the-left-atrial-appendage
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Hiroaki Oizumi, Kenji Suzuki, Hironobu Hoshino, Takahiro Tatsumori, Hideomi Ichinokawa
Cardiac rupture is defined as a full-thickness myocardial tear; this injury after blunt chest trauma is rare, and is associated with high mortality. Blunt cardiac rupture typically presents with either cardiac tamponade or massive hemothorax, and is often unrecognized in the context of blunt chest trauma. It is a little known fact that pericardial effusions can decrease due to pericardial lacerations. Hence, cardiac rupture with pericardial lacerations may be easily overlooked especially by chest surgeons. We herein report a case of hemothorax caused by rupture of the left atrial appendage...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884333/c-spine-injury-and-mandibular-fractures-lifesaver-broken-in-two-spots
#10
Michael W Chu, Tahereh Soleimani, Tyler A Evans, Sarah I Fernandez, Leigh Spera, Carrie Klene, Ben L Zarzaur, Sunil S Tholpady
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a leading cause of injury and mortality and may involve mandibular fractures and cervical spine injuries. Manipulation of the spine during trauma protocols and operative treatment has the potential to cause serious spinal cord injuries. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with cervical spine injury (CSI) in patients with mandibular fractures. METHODS: The National Trauma Databank (2007-2010) was used to identify patients with mandibular fractures...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884332/thoracostomy-tube-function-not-trajectory-dictates-reintervention
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Nathan W Kugler, Thomas W Carver, Paul Knechtges, David Milia, Lawrence Goodman, Jasmeet S Paul
BACKGROUND: Hemothorax and/or pneumothorax can be managed successfully managed with tube thoracostomy (TT) in the majority of cases. Improperly placed tubes are common with rates near 30%. This study aimed to determine whether TT trajectory affects the rate of secondary intervention. METHODS: A retrospective review of all adult trauma patients undergoing TT placement over a 4-y period was performed. TT trajectory was classified as ideal, nonideal, or kinked-based on anterior-posterior chest x-ray...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873292/icu-management-based-on-picco-parameters-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-icu-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-severe-thoracic-trauma-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhong Yuanbo, Wang Jin, Shi Fei, Long Liangong, Liu Xunfa, Xu Shihai, Shan Aijun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess whether a management algorithm using data obtained with a PiCCO system can improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). RESULTS: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio increased over time in both groups, with a sharper increase in the PiCCO group. There was no difference in 28-day mortality (3.2 vs. 3.6%, P = 0.841). Days on mechanical ventilation (3 vs. 5 days, P = 0.002) and ICU length of stay (6 vs...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872645/traumatic-lung-herniation-following-skateboard-fall
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Dafney L Davare, Chauniqua Kiffin, Rafael Sanchez, Seong K Lee, Eddy H Carrillo, Andrew A Rosenthal
Lung herniation (LH) is a rare clinical entity involving the protrusion of lung outside the thoracic cage. It has a variety of etiologies and clinical presentations, making diagnosis difficult. We present a case of a 20-year-old male who reported pleuritic pain after falling from a skateboard. Evaluation through computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest revealed an anterior lung hernia associated with rib fractures. This case emphasizes the need for clinicians to include lung herniation in the differential diagnosis of patients with trauma and inexplicable or persistent pulmonary issues...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866648/extracorporeal-life-support-is-safe-in-trauma-patients
#14
Christopher R Burke, Angelena Crown, Titus Chan, D Michael McMullan
INTRODUCTION: The role of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the critically ill trauma patient is poorly defined, possibly leading to the underutilization of this lifesaving therapy in this population. This study examined survival rates and risk factors for death in trauma patients who received ECLS. METHODS: Data from the National Trauma Data Bank was retrospectively reviewed to identify trauma patients who received ECLS from January 2012 to December 2014. Clinical outcomes and risk factors for death were examined in these patients...
November 11, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865322/thoracic-trauma-which-chest-tube-when-and-where
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Tamas F Molnar
Clinical suspicion of hemo/pneumothorax: when in doubt, drain the chest. Stable chest trauma with hemo/pneumothorax: drain and wait. Unstable patient with dislocated trachea must be approached with drain in hand and scalpel ready. Massive hemo/pneumothorax may be controlled by drainage alone. The surgeon should not hesitate to open the chest if too much blood drains over a short period. The chest drainage procedure does not end with the last stitch; the second half of the match is still ahead. The drained patient is in need of physiotherapy and proper pain relief with an extended pleural space: control the suction system...
February 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858208/a-cable-driven-soft-robot-surgical-system-for-cardiothoracic-endoscopic-surgery-preclinical-tests-in-animals
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Hesheng Wang, Runxi Zhang, Weidong Chen, Xiaozhou Wang, Rolf Pfeifer
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery attracts more and more attention because of the advantages of minimal trauma, less bleeding and pain and low complication rate. However, minimally invasive surgery for beating hearts is still a challenge. Our goal is to develop a soft robot surgical system for single-port minimally invasive surgery on a beating heart. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The soft robot described in this paper is inspired by the octopus arm. Although the octopus arm is soft and has more degrees of freedom (DOFs), it can be controlled flexibly...
November 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854099/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-early-stage-lung-cancer-from-innovation-to-standard-of-care
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REVIEW
Abby White, Scott J Swanson
The era of minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer follows decades of research; the collection and interpretation of countless qualitative and quantitative data points; and tireless efforts by a few pioneering thoracic surgeons who believed they could deliver a safe and oncologically sound operation with less tissue trauma, an improved physiologic profile, and fewer complications than traditional open surgery. This review highlights those efforts and the role of minimally invasive surgery for early-stage lung cancer in light of evolving technology, the emerging understanding of the biology of early-stage lung cancer, and lung cancer screening...
November 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849322/the-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-trauma-severity-and-prognosis-in-trauma-patients
#18
Hasan Mansur Durgun, Recep Dursun, Yılmaz Zengin, Ayhan Özhasenekler, Murat Orak, Mehmet Üstündağ, Cahfer Güloğlu
BACKGROUND: As in the rest of the world, the prevalence of obesity in Turkey has been increasing in recent years and has become a major public health issue. Although many trials have been conducted to study the effects of obesity on internal diseases, there are few studies investigating the effects of obesity on prognosis of trauma patients. The present study analyzed the effects of body mass index (BMI) on trauma severity and prognosis in trauma patients. METHODS: This study was prospectively conducted with trauma patients older than 15 years of age who presented at the Dicle University Faculty of Medicine emergency medicine department trauma unit between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847843/proximity-of-vital-structures-to-the-clavicle-comparison-of-fractured-and-non-fractured-side
#19
Frans J Mulder, Jos J Mellema, David Ring
BACKGROUND: Previous anatomic and radiological studies have described the relationship of the clavicle to major neurovascular structures in healthy subjects. We were curious about this relationship in patients with a clavicle fracture and if it is different from non-fractured clavicles. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with a clavicle fracture between July 2001 and October 2013 in two level 1 trauma centers. Patients aged 18 years or greater with an acute unilateral clavicle fracture and a chest CT scan in the supine position displaying both clavicles and the complete fracture were included...
October 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843688/extreme-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-do-the-cons-outweigh-the-pros
#20
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Major factors prompted the development of minimally invasive (MIS) extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF; NuVasive Inc., San Diego, CA, USE) for the thoracic/lumbar spine. These include providing interbody stabilization and indirect neural decompression while avoiding major visceral/vessel injury as seen with anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and to avert trauma to paraspinal muscles/facet joints found with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), and posterior-lateral fusion techniques (PLF)...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
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