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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221896/accuracy-and-thoroughness-of-treatment-summaries-provided-as-part-of-survivorship-care-plans-prepared-by-two-cancer-centers
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Amye J Tevaarwerk, William G Hocking, Jamie L Zeal, Mindy Gribble, Lori Seaborne, Kevin A Buhr, Kari B Wisinski, Mark E Burkard, Douglas A Wiegmann, Mary E Sesto
PURPOSE: Treatment summaries prepared as part of survivorship care planning should correctly and thoroughly report diagnosis and treatment information. METHODS: As part of a clinical trial, summaries were prepared for patients with stage 0 to III breast cancer at two cancer centers. Summaries were prepared per the standard of care at each center via two methods: using the electronic health record (EHR) to create and facilitate autopopulation of content or using manual data entry into an external software program to create the summary...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218495/design-and-evaluation-of-a-variable-stiffness-manual-operating-platform-for-laparoendoscopic-single-site-surgery-less
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Jinhua Li, Xuejie Li, Jianchen Wang, Yuan Xing, Shuxin Wang, Xiangyun Ren
BACKGROUND: Most of the existing robotic platforms for LESS have workspace and load capacity weaknesses, because of the limitation of one single incision. We have developed a LESS manual operating platform of which the stiffness of the insertion tube is controllable. METHODS: The system included two dexterous tool manipulators, a stereo-vision module and a variable stiffness insertion tube (VSIT), which was designed using phase-change material (mixed indium, gallium and stannum)...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216458/incidence-of-malignancy-and-fibroid-variants-at-surgery-for-presumed-benign-symptomatic-fibroids
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Monique Ramos Damasco, Pui-Wan Kiri Chan, Marnie Slonim, Woun-Eng Catarina Ang, Martin Graham Healey
STUDY OBJECTIVE: In women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for benign gynecology indications, where fibroids were present, to estimate the incidence of (1) leiomyosarcoma (LMS), (2) other uterine pathology (3) the frequency of use of morcellation, both mechanical and manual in laparoscopic, vaginal and laparotomy operative routes. DESIGN: Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING: The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne Australia...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216365/automated-pressure-controlled-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-during-open-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Yamume Tshomba, Marco Leopardi, Daniele Mascia, Andrea Kahlberg, Andrea Carozzo, Silvio Magrin, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa
OBJECTIVE: Perioperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage is a well-established technique for spinal cord protection during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) open repair and is usually performed using dripping chamber-based systems. A new automated device for controlled and continuous CSF drainage, designed to maintain CSF pressure around the desired set values, thus avoiding unnecessary drainage, is currently available. The aim of our study was to determine whether the use of the new LiquoGuard automated device (Möller Medical GmbH, Fulda, Germany) during TAAA open repair was safe and effective in maintaining the desired CSF pressure values and whether the incidence of complications was reduced compared with a standard catheter connected to a dripping chamber...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214101/endophthalmitis-reduction-with-intracameral-moxifloxacin-prophylaxis-analysis-of-600%C3%A2-000-surgeries
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Aravind Haripriya, David F Chang, Ravilla D Ravindran
PURPOSE: To compare the postoperative endophthalmitis rate before and after initiation of intracameral (IC) moxifloxacin prophylaxis for both phacoemulsification and sutureless, manual small-incision cataract surgery (M-SICS), as well as in patients with posterior capsular rupture (PCR). DESIGN: Retrospective, clinical registry. PARTICIPANTS: All cataract surgeries (617 453) performed during the 29-month period from January 2014 to May 2016 at the 10 regional Aravind eye hospitals were included...
February 14, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210824/ultrasound-palpation-for-fast-in-situ-quantification-of-articular-cartilage-stiffness-thickness-and-relaxation-capacity
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M Schöne, R M Schulz, H Tzschätzsch, P Varga, K Raum
Most current cartilage testing devices require the preparation of excised samples and therefore do not allow intra-operative application for diagnostic purposes. The gold standard during open or arthroscopic surgery is still the subjective perception of manual palpation. This work presents a new diagnostic method of ultrasound palpation (USP) to acquire applied stress and strain data during manual palpation of articular cartilage. With the proposed method, we obtain cartilage thickness and stiffness. Moreover, repeated palpations allow the quantification of relaxation effects...
February 16, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203055/resident-surgeon-efficiency-in-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery
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Andrew C Pittner, Brian R Sullivan
PURPOSE: Comparison of resident surgeon performance efficiencies in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) versus conventional phacoemulsification. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on consecutive patients undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery performed by senior ophthalmology residents under the supervision of 1 attending physician during a 9-month period in a large Veterans Affairs medical center. Medical records were reviewed for demographic information, preoperative nucleus grade, femtosecond laser pretreatment, operative procedure times, total operating room times, and surgical complications...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
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/28191306/chiropractic-management-of-post-spinal-cord-stimulator-spine-pain-a-case-report
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Rachel M Perrucci, Christopher M Coulis
BACKGROUND: A brief overview of failed back surgery syndrome, with emphasis on low back pain status post spinal cord stimulation, and post-surgical spinal manipulation is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: Four cases of patients within the VA Connecticut Health Care System presenting between July 2014 and July 2015 reporting low back pain after surgical insertion of spinal cord stimulators are discussed. This study describes the outcomes experienced by four patients with low back pain status post implanted spinal cord stimulators receiving manual therapy in the form of lumbar spine manipulation or mobilization...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188490/a-review-of-laser-assisted-versus-traditional-phacoemulsification-cataract-surgery
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H Burkhard Dick, Tim Schultz
The use of femtosecond laser surgery improves the precision and reproducibility of corneal incisions and the capsular opening; it also reduces the amount of ultrasound energy required for lens nucleus work-up. The rate of complications reported so far appears to be low. There are a number of contraindications such as a history of cornea and/or glaucoma surgery and certain anatomical features like deep-set eyes, kyphosis, tremor, and obesity. Visual recovery and refractive results of both techniques are excellent...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188486/validation-of-a-method-for-retroperitoneal-tumor-segmentation
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Cristina Suárez-Mejías, José A Pérez-Carrasco, Carmen Serrano, José L López-Guerra, Tomás Gómez-Cía, Carlos L Parra-Calderón, Begoña Acha
PURPOSE: In 2005, an application for surgical planning called AYRA[Formula: see text] was designed and validated by different surgeons and engineers at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Seville (Spain). However, the segmentation methods included in AYRA and in other surgical planning applications are not able to segment accurately tumors that appear in soft tissue. The aims of this paper are to offer an exhaustive validation of an accurate semiautomatic segmentation tool to delimitate retroperitoneal tumors from CT images and to aid physicians in planning both radiotherapy doses and surgery...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188394/algorithmic-pie-crusting-of-the-medial-collateral-ligament-guided-by-sensing-technology-affects-the-use-of-constrained-inserts-during-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Spencer Amundsen, Yuo-Yu Lee, Alejandro González Della Valle
BACKGROUND: Intra-operative sensing technology is an alternative to standard techniques in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for determining balance by providing quantitative analysis of loads and point of contact throughout a range of motion. We used intra-operative sensing (VERASENSE-OrthoSensor, Inc.) to examine pie-crusting release of the medial collateral ligament in knees with varus deformity (study group) in comparison to a control group where balance was obtained using a classic release technique and assessed using laminar spreaders, spacer blocks, manual stress, and a ruler...
February 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185777/survivorship-and-patient-satisfaction-of-robotic-assisted-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-at-a-minimum-two-year-follow-up
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Andrew D Pearle, Jelle P van der List, Lily Lee, Thomas M Coon, Todd A Borus, Martin W Roche
BACKGROUND: Successful clinical outcomes following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) depend on lower limb alignment, soft tissue balance and component positioning, which can be difficult to control using manual instrumentation. Although robotic-assisted surgery more reliably controls these surgical factors, studies assessing outcomes of robotic-assisted UKA are lacking. Therefore, a prospective multicenter study was performed to assess outcomes of robotic-assisted UKA. METHODS: A total of 1007 consecutive patients (1135 knees) underwent robotic-assisted medial UKA surgery from six surgeons at separate institutions between March 2009 and December 2011...
February 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179171/extent-of-t1-c-intensity-is-a-predictor-of-blood-loss-in-resection-of-meningioma
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Ha Nguyen, Karl Janich, Ninh Doan, Mohit Patel, Luyuan Li, Wade Mueller
INTRODUCTION: Surgery for meningioma is associated with significant blood loss. Preoperative embolization has been associated with reduction of blood loss and has been noted to decrease intensity on T1 + contrast sequences. As such, we investigate potential relationships between blood loss and the extent of T1+ contrast intensity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients who underwent surgical resection of intracranial meningioma were retrospectively reviewed from August 2009 to May 2016...
February 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176604/c5-nerve-root-palsy-after-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Fu-Min Pan, Shan-Jin Wang, Bin Ma, De-Sheng Wu
BACKGROUND: C5 palsy is a serious complication after cervical decompression surgery in which the patient shows a deterioration in power of the deltoid or biceps brachii by at least one grade in the manual muscle test without aggravation of lower extremity function. Although there are several hypotheses regarding the etiology of C5 palsy, the pathogenesis and preventive measures remain unidentified and many other controversies remain. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the clinical features, risk factors, mechanism, and preventive measures of C5 palsy after posterior cervical decompression surgery...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168901/graft-free-maxillary-sinus-floor-elevation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Deng-Hui Duan, Jia-Hui Fu, Wei Qi, Yi Du, Jie Pan, Hom-Lay Wang
AIM: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to investigate survival rates of dental implants (ISR) placed simultaneously with graft-free maxillary sinus floor elevation. Factors influencing the amount of vertical bone gain (VBG), protruded implant length in sinus at follow-up (PILf), and peri-implant marginal bone loss (MBL) were also evaluated. METHODS: An electronic and manual search for human clinical studies on simultaneous implant placement and graft-free maxillary sinus floor elevation using the lateral window or transcrestal approach, published in the English language from January 1976 to March 2016, was conducted...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158963/the-effectiveness-of-manual-therapy-versus-surgery-on-self-reported-function-cervical-range-of-motion-and-pinch-grip-force-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Joshua Cleland, María Palacios-Ceña, Stella Fuensalida-Novo, Juan A Pareja, Cristina Alonso-Blanco
Study Design Randomized parallel-group trial. Background Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common pain condition that can be managed surgically or conservatively. Objective To compare the effectiveness of manual therapy versus surgery for improving self-reported function, cervical range of motion, and pinch grip tip in women with CTS. Methods In this randomized clinical trial, 100 women with CTS were randomly allocated to either a manual therapy (n=50) or a surgery (n=50) group. The primary outcome was self-rated hand function, assessed with the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148559/risk-of-hypertension-among-first-time-symptomatic-kidney-stone-formers
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Wonngarm Kittanamongkolchai, Kristin C Mara, Ramila A Mehta, Lisa E Vaughan, Aleksandar Denic, John J Knoedler, Felicity T Enders, John C Lieske, Andrew D Rule
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prior work has suggested a higher risk of hypertension in kidney stone formers but lacked disease validation and adjustment for potential confounders. Certain types of stone formers may also be at higher risk of hypertension. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In our study, incident symptomatic stone formers in Olmsted County from 2000 to 2011 were manually validated by chart review and age and sex matched to Olmsted County controls...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147437/analysis-of-risk-factors-in-the-development-of-bronchopleural-fistula-after-major-anatomic-lung-resection-experience-of-a-single-centre
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Dania Nachira, Marco Chiappetta, Leonello Fuso, Francesco Varone, Ilaria Leli, Maria T Congedo, Stefano Margaritora, Pierluigi Granone
BACKGROUND: The bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of major thoracic surgery. The purpose of this work is to investigate the risk factors associated with the development of fistulas after lobectomy and pneumonectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 835 patients who underwent major anatomic lung resection at our centre from January 2003 to December 2013. Of these, 49 underwent pneumonectomy (P group) and 786 lobectomy (L group)...
February 1, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144750/outcomes-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-performed-by-surgeons-in-training
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Greg Brunin, Khurrum Khan, Kristin S Biggerstaff, Li Wang, Douglas D Koch, Sumitra S Khandelwal
PURPOSE: To compare intraoperative factors and post-operative outcomes of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and manual cataract surgery performed by resident surgeons. METHODS: All cases of FLACS performed by resident surgeons during the 2013-2014 academic year were compared to a control group of manual cataract surgery cases with regards to pre-operative patient data, operative complications, cumulative dissipated energy (CDE), postoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), refractive prediction error (RPE), and corneal edema...
January 31, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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