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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821626/current-applications-and-future-perspectives-of-robotics-in-cerebrovascular-and-endovascular-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Simon A Menaker, Sumedh S Shah, Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Robert M Starke, Eric C Peterson
Advances in robotic medicine have been adopted by various surgical subspecialties as the benefits of this technology become more readily apparent: precision in narrow operative windows, tremor controlled movements, and modestly improved outcomes, among others. Vascular neurosurgery, in particular, remains open to newer and more cutting edge treatment options for complex pathologies, and robotics may be on the horizon for such advances. We seek to provide a broad overview of these innovations in vascular neurosurgery for both practitioners well acquainted with robotics and those seeking to become more familiar...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819600/extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-of-the-lumbar-spine-in-a-six-year-old-child-a-case-report
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Siddharth Sanjay Shah, Aakanksha Arvind Goregaonkar, Arvind Balkrishna Goregaonkar
INTRODUCTION: The emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a challenging paradigm shift faced by the TB control programs worldwide today. The treatment is further compounded with unique management difficulties faced in pediatric patients. Treatment of XDR-TB requires prolonged chemotherapy with second-line drugs which offer lesser potency and increased risk of drug-related side effects. We present a case of spinal XDR-TB in a child, managed with extended second-line antitubercular chemotherapy (ATT)...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819577/the-role-of-laparoscopy-in-the-management-of-a-diagnostic-dilemma-jejunal-ectopic-pancreas-developing-into-jejunojejunal-intussusception
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Alessio Giordano, Giovanni Alemanno, Carlo Bergamini, Paolo Prosperi, Alessandro Bruscino, Andrea Valeri
Ectopic pancreas (EP) is a rare congenital anomaly defined as the presence of pancreatic tissue in topographic anomaly. It is usually silent but it may become clinically evident when complicated by acute conditions. The development of laparoscopic surgery has changed the way to manage such conditions, especially in the setting of emergency surgery, thanks to its diagnostic and therapeutic role with excellent results. We decided to perform an emergency diagnostic exploratory laparoscopy in a 29-year-old man with an acute abdomen and nonspecific radiological images for intestinal occlusion...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819530/assessment-of-sphenoid-sinus-related-anatomic-variations-with-computed-tomography
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Figen Tunalı Turkdogan, Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan, Murat Dogan, Mehmet Haydar Atalar
INTRODUCTION: Frequent and broad application of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in parallel with experience makes it imperative to know the anatomy and the existing pathology very well before surgery. This study examines the association between anomalies in the sphenoid sinus area in paranasal sinuses computed tomography (PNS-CT) and pathological findings and determines variations of sphenoid sinus. METHODS: A total of 200 cases (100 women, 100 men) who had PNS-CT in the emergency and radiology polyclinics within the period of one year were included in this study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819362/recurrent-csf-rhinorrhea-misdiagnosed-as-chronic-allergic-rhinitis-with-subsequent-development-of-bacterial-meningitis
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Michael T Ulrich, Lawrence K Loo, Michael B Ing
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea results from an abnormal communication of the dura mater to the nasal mucosa. The majority of cases of CSF rhinorrhea are the result of trauma or surgery involving the skull base. Spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea is a rare clinical entity with increased risk of ascending infection. Delay in diagnosis places the patient at risk of developing meningitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old African American female with significant medical history of obesity and hypertension presented to the emergency department with headache, altered level of consciousness, fever, and neck stiffness...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816756/characterizing-the-posttransfer-period-among-patients-with-pediatric-onset-ibd-the-impact-of-academic-versus-community-adult-care-on-emergent-health-resource-utilization
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Natasha Bollegala, Eric I Benchimol, Anne M Griffiths, Adrienne Kovacs, Allan H Steinhart, Xinbei Zhao, Geoffrey C Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during childhood require transfer to an adult gastroenterologist, in Ontario usually just before their 18th birthday. Pediatric onset IBD is a complex phenotype with demonstrated noncompliance risk that may require targeted measures to optimize health care outcomes in the adult care setting. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of posttransfer health care setting (academic versus community gastroenterologist) on emergent health resource utilization...
September 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816746/characterizing-the-posttransfer-period-among-patients-with-pediatric-onset-ibd-the-impact-of-academic-versus-community-adult-care-on-emergent-health-resource-utilization
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Natasha Bollegala, Eric I Benchimol, Anne M Griffiths, Adrienne Kovacs, Allan H Steinhart, Xinbei Zhao, Geoffrey C Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during childhood require transfer to an adult gastroenterologist, in Ontario usually just before their 18th birthday. Pediatric onset IBD is a complex phenotype with demonstrated noncompliance risk that may require targeted measures to optimize health care outcomes in the adult care setting. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of posttransfer health care setting (academic versus community gastroenterologist) on emergent health resource utilization...
August 14, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816643/pharmacometabolomics-informs-quantitative-radiomics-for-glioblastoma-diagnostic-innovation
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Theodora Katsila, Minos-Timotheos Matsoukas, George P Patrinos, Dimitrios Kardamakis
Applications of omics systems biology technologies have enormous promise for radiology and diagnostics in surgical fields. In this context, the emerging fields of radiomics (a systems scale approach to radiology using a host of technologies, including omics) and pharmacometabolomics (use of metabolomics for patient and disease stratification and guiding precision medicine) offer much synergy for diagnostic innovation in surgery, particularly in neurosurgery. This synthesis of omics fields and applications is timely because diagnostic accuracy in central nervous system tumors still challenges decision-making...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816212/scrub-typhus-a-prospective-observational-study-during-an-outbreak-in-rajasthan-india
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Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Moti Lal Bunkar, Savita Arya, Nitin Mirdha, Arif Mohd
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus, a potentially fatal rickettsial infection, is common in India. It usually presents with acute febrile illness along with multi-organ involvement caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. As there was an outbreak of scrub typhus in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan and there is a paucity of data from this region, we studied this entity to describe the diverse epidemiological, clinico-radiological, laboratory parameters and outcome profile of patients with scrub typhus in a tertiary care hospital...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814933/inflammatory-biomarkers-and-their-value-in-predicting-survival-and-outcome-among-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-haemorrhage
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Senthil Kumar Rajapathy, Zamzuri Idris, Regunath Kandasamy, Albert Wong Sii Hieng, Jafri Malin Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH) has emerged as one of the most devastating forms of stroke in recent decades. This disease is noted to carry a 30-day mortality rate of approximately 45%. An increasing number of studies have implicated a complex immune-mediated and inflammation-mediated cascade of responses in the pathophysiology of SICH and the resultant neurologic outcome. Several clinical studies have demonstrated an association between inflammatory markers and outcome in patients with SICH...
May 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808787/malignant-transformation-of-a-conservatively-managed-incidental-childhood-cerebral-mass-lesion-controversy-regarding-management-paradigm
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Jehuda Soleman, Jonathan Roth, Zvi Ram, Michal Yalon, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Incidental findings on neuroimaging in the pediatric population are an emerging treatment challenge. Treatment options for these incidental childhood brain mass lesions, which radiologically may be assumed to be low-grade gliomas (LGG), vary, ranging from careful conservative "wait and scan" treatment to surgical biopsy, gross total resection, and upfront radiation and/or chemotherapy. As malignant transformation of LGG in children is extremely rare, some series advocate careful conservative management of these lesions; however, universal treatment protocols are not totally agreed upon...
August 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808608/intrathecal-catheter-associated-inflammatory-mass-in-a-neurofibromatosis-type-1-patient-receiving-fentanyl-and-bupivacaine
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Derek G Southwell, Joseph A Osorio, Christopher S Liverman, Lauren M Friedman, Ramana K Naidu, Lawrence R Poree, Melanie M Henry, Line Jacques
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated inflammatory masses (CIMs) are a rare but serious complication of intrathecal drug delivery devices. CIM formation is influenced by local medication concentration, which is determined in part by flow dynamics at the catheter tip. Underlying spinal pathologies, such as neoplasms, may alter flow at the catheter tip, thereby contributing to CIM formation. Moreover, they may also complicate the clinical and radiologic diagnosis of a CIM. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 36-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented to our emergency department with complaints of increased back pain and leg weakness...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806184/noninfectious-aortitis-what-the-cardiologist-needs-to-know
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Ingolf Töpel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To sum up a group of noninfectious inflammatory diseases of the aorta and its branches relevant to a cardiologist's daily routine. To describe pathogenetic and clinical advances as well as modern diagnostic tools. To overview most recent treatment options and patient-tailored therapies. To provide an insight in future directions of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Pathophysiology of large vessel vasculitides (LVV) are still poorly defined. At least a certain number of patients with idiopathic periaortitis seem to part of the group of IgG4-related diseases which has implications for therapy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802624/a-portable-real-time-in-situ-gamma-ray-analysis-system
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Cong Wei, Kelly Garnick, Thomas Scott, Elon Malkin, Jennifer Szymanski, Steve Laskos, Jeffrey Raimondi, James Cocks, Kara Morris, Wilhelm Mueller, James Zickefoose
A portable CeBr3 based gamma-ray detection system was designed and built for rapid turnaround, high throughput, real-time, and in situ sample analysis. The new technique allows automated data transmission from the field unit to a central laboratory controller to ensure laboratory quality of the data collected by field users without gamma-ray spectroscopy expertise. The method validation data indicates that the system's data quality objectives are adequate for radiological or nuclear emergency response or targeted surveillance programs where gamma-ray analysis is needed...
August 2, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801240/exploring-all-avenues-for-radiotherapy-in-oligorecurrent-prostate-cancer-disease-limited-to-lymph-nodes-a-systematic-review-of-the-role-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Ponti, Andrea Lancia, Piet Ost, Fabio Trippa, Luca Triggiani, Beatrice Detti, Gianluca Ingrosso
CONTEXT: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is emerging as a treatment option in patients affected by oligorecurrent prostate cancer disease limited to lymph nodes, a subgroup of patients who would otherwise be treated only with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of SBRT for oligorecurrent prostate cancer limited to lymph nodes. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a systematic review of PubMed/Medline in October 2016 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA)...
August 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800746/artery-of-percheron-infarction-a-case-report
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Axel Sandvig, Sandra Lundberg, Jiri Neuwirth
BACKGROUND: The artery of Percheron is a rare anatomic variant of arterial supply to the paramedian thalamus and rostral midbrain, and occlusion of the artery of Percheron results in bilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts with or without midbrain involvement. Acute artery of Percheron infarcts represent 0.1 to 2% of total ischemic stroke. However, of thalamic strokes, occlusion of artery of Percheron is the cause in 4 to 35% of cases. Early diagnosis of artery of Percheron infarction can be challenging because it is infrequent and early computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging may be negative...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800492/adding-abiraterone-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-men-with-metastatic-hormone-sensitive-prostate-cancer-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Larysa H M Rydzewska, Sarah Burdett, Claire L Vale, Noel W Clarke, Karim Fizazi, Thian Kheoh, Malcolm D Mason, Branko Miladinovic, Nicholas D James, Mahesh K B Parmar, Melissa R Spears, Christopher J Sweeney, Matthew R Sydes, NamPhuong Tran, Jayne F Tierney
BACKGROUND: There is a need to synthesise the results of numerous randomised controlled trials evaluating the addition of therapies to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). This systematic review aims to assess the effects of adding abiraterone acetate plus prednisone/prednisolone (AAP) to ADT. METHODS: Using our framework for adaptive meta-analysis (FAME), we started the review process before trials had been reported and worked collaboratively with trial investigators to anticipate when eligible trial results would emerge...
August 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798285/is-the-aims-65-score-useful-in-prepdicting-clinical-outcomes-in-korean-patients-with-variceal-and-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Jung Wan Choe, Seung Young Kim, Jong Jin Hyun, Sung Woo Jung, Young Kul Jung, Ja Seol Koo, Hyung Joon Yim, Sang Woo Lee
Background/Aims: Various clinical scoring systems, including the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), Rockall risk score (RS), and AIMS65 score (AIMS65), have been validated to predict the clinical outcomes in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We compared the performance of these three scoring systems in predicting clinical outcomes in patients with UGIB in Korea. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 286 patients with UGIB who visited emergency department...
August 14, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798146/bloody-stools-in-a-3-day-old-term-infant
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Amelia Bray-Aschenbrenner, L Richard Feldenberg, Amelia Kirby, Colleen M Fitzpatrick, Justin B Josephsen
A 3-day-old term, male infant presented to the emergency department for evaluation of bloody stools. The infant was born after an uncomplicated pregnancy followed by a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. The mother was group B Streptococcus colonized, and received antenatal penicillin prophylaxis. The infant received routine delivery room care, and was given ophthalmic erythromycin and intramuscular vitamin K. Circumcision was performed without bleeding and he was discharged from the newborn nursery and the hospital after 48 hours...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797911/a-prospective-evaluation-of-radiation-free-direct-solitary-cholangioscopy-for-the-management-of-choledocholithiasis
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Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Abhishek Choudhary, Robert J Huang, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopy has replaced many radiological studies for the GI tract. However, ERCP remains a hybrid endoscopic-fluoroscopic procedure, which limits its portable delivery, creates delays due to fluoroscopy room unavailability and exposes patients/providers to radiation. We evaluated fluoroscopy/radiation-free management of patients with non-complex choledocholithiasis using direct solitary cholangioscopy (DSC). METHODS: Patients underwent fluoroscopy-free biliary cannulation, sphincterotomy then cholangioscopy to establish location, number/size of stones and document distance from ampulla to bifurcation to guide balloon advancement...
August 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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