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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350944/navigation-and-robotics-in-spinal-surgery-where-are-we-now
#1
Samuel C Overley, Samuel K Cho, Ankit I Mehta, Paul M Arnold
Spine surgery has experienced much technological innovation over the past several decades. The field has seen advancements in operative techniques, implants and biologics, and equipment such as computer-assisted navigation and surgical robotics. With the arrival of real-time image guidance and navigation capabilities along with the computing ability to process and reconstruct these data into an interactive three-dimensional spinal "map", so too have the applications of surgical robotic technology. While spinal robotics and navigation represent promising potential for improving modern spinal surgery, it remains paramount to demonstrate its superiority as compared to traditional techniques prior to assimilation of its use amongst surgeons...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346729/comparison-of-the-safety-of-electrotome-harmonic-scalpel-and-ligasure-for-management-of-thyroid-surgery
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Xiaodong Yang, Jian Cao, Yichao Yan, Fangfang Liu, Tao Li, Long Han, Chunxiang Ye, Shuying Zheng, Shan Wang, Yingjiang Ye, Kewei Jiang
BACKGROUND: Energy-based surgical devices, including electrotome, the Harmonic scalpel, and LigaSure, have been widely applied in thyroid surgery, although a comparison of their safety and efficacy has not been reported yet. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of using hemostatic energy-based surgical devices during thyroid surgery in a canine model. METHODS: Twenty-four beagle dogs were randomly divided into the following groups: electrotome (30 kW), electrotome (15 kW), the Harmonic scalpel (output level 3), and LigaSure (middle gear)...
March 27, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345873/impact-of-semiconducting-perylene-diimide-nanoparticle-size-on-lymph-node-mapping-and-cancer-imaging
#3
Zhen Yang, Rui Tian, Jinjun Wu, Quli Fan, Bryant C Yung, Gang Niu, Orit Jacobson, Zhantong Wang, Gang Liu, Guocan Yu, Wei Huang, Jibin Song, Xiaoyuan Chen
Semiconducting molecules of perylene diimide (PDI) with strong light absorption property in the near-infrared region and good biocompatibility have received increasing attention in the field of theranostics, especially as photoacoustic (PA) imaging agents. Herein, we report a series of [64Cu]-labeled PDI nanoparticles (NPs) of different sizes (30, 60, 100 and 200 nm) as dual positron emission tomography (PET) and PA imaging probes and photothermal therapy agents. The precise size control of the PDI NPs can be achieved by adjusting the initial concentration of PDI molecules in the self-assembly process, and the photophysical property of different sized PDI NPs was studied in detail...
March 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343260/urethral-lumen-occlusion-by-artificial-sphincteric-devices-a-computational-biomechanics-approach
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Arturo Nicola Natali, Emanuele Luigi Carniel, Chiara Giulia Fontanella, Silvia Todros, Giulia Maria De Benedictis, Maria Angela Cerruto, Walter Artibani
The action induced by artificial sphincteric devices to provide urinary continence is related to the problem of evaluating the interaction between the occlusive cuff and the urethral duct. The intensity and distribution of the force induced within the region of application determine a different occlusion process and potential degradation of the urethral tissue, mostly at the borders of the cuff. This problem is generally considered in the light of clinical and surgical operational experience, while a valid cooperation is established with biomechanical competences by means of experimental and numerical investigation...
March 25, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340319/apigenin-reduces-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-subsequent-cytokine-production-as-protective-effect-in-a-rodent-animal-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Ioannis Bougioukas, Vassilios Didilis, Alexander Emmert, Ahmad F Jebran, Regina Waldmann-Beushausen, Tomislav Stojanovic, Friedrich A Schoendube, Bernhard C Danner
PURPOSE: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) can complicate lung transplantation or cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, increasing morbidity and mortality. In LIRI, pro-inflammatory cytokines are activated, reactive oxygen species are generated and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is up-regulated, altering lung mechanics. We tested the effect of the flavonoid apigenin on a rodent model of LIRI. METHODS: Thirty-seven Wistar rats were subjected to LIRI with or without a single or double dose of apigenin...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338432/dual-labeling-with-5-aminolevulinic-acid-and-fluorescein-for-fluorescence-guided-resection-of-high-grade-gliomas-technical-note
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Eric Suero Molina, Johannes Wölfer, Christian Ewelt, André Ehrhardt, Benjamin Brokinkel, Walter Stummer
OBJECTIVE Fluorescence guidance with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) helps improve resections of malignant gliomas. However, one limitation is the low intensity of blue light for background illumination. Fluorescein has recently been reintroduced into neurosurgery, and novel microscope systems are available for visualizing this fluorochrome, which highlights all perfused tissues but has limited selectivity for tumor detection. Here, the authors investigate a combination of both fluorochromes: 5-ALA for distinguishing tumor and fluorescein for providing tissue fluorescence of adjacent brain tissue...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338029/unclear-if-non-surgical-adjuncts-accelerate-orthodontic-treatment
#7
Ahmed Elkhadem, Moamen Sheba
Data sourcesCochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Medline, Embase, LILACS, the metaRegister of Controlled Trials, the US National Institutes of Health Trials Register and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform.Study selectionRandomised controlled trials of orthodontic treatment using fixed appliances along with non-surgical adjunctive interventions to accelerate tooth movement.Data extraction and synthesisTwo reviewers independently selected studies, abstracted data and assessed risk of bias...
March 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328564/variation-in-national-acgme-case-log-data-for-pediatric-orthopaedic-fellowships-are-fellow-coding-practices-responsible
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Philip K McClure, Marcella Woiczik, Lori Karol, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the 80-hour work week for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship programs initiated many efforts to optimize surgical training. One particular area of interest is on recording and tracking surgical experiences. The current standard is logging cases based on Current Procedural Terminology codes, which are primarily designed for billing. Proposed guidelines from the ACGME regarding logging exist, but their implementation is unknown, as is the variation in case volume across fellowship programs...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324874/strategies-and-outcomes-of-repeat-mitral-valve-interventions-after-failed-mitraclip-therapy
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Carmelo Grasso, Sergio Buccheri, Davide Capodanno, Antonio Popolo Rubbio, Maria Elena Di Salvo, Salvatore Scandura, Sarah Mangiafico, Tatiana Salerno, Stefano Cannata, Veronica Dezio, Giuseppe Castania, Marco Barbanti, Piera Capranzano, Corrado Tamburino
Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) with the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) is a valid therapeutic option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) deemed to be at high or prohibitive surgical risk. Despite the reassuring data on efficacy and long-term durability of the procedure, the proportion of patients with residual or relapsing severe MR after MitraClip therapy is not negligible. In light of the detrimental prognostic impact of severe MR, repeat interventions are increasingly performed in clinical practice using different techniques...
March 22, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323765/misuse-of-opioids-in-orthopaedic-postoperative-patients
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Anup Gangavalli, Ajith Malige, George Terres, Saqib Rehman, Chinenye Nwachuku
OBJECTIVE: In light of the recent uptrend in the prescription of opioids, this study seeks to identify patterns of opioid misuse among orthopaedic postoperative patients and principal external sources in obtaining these medications. DESIGN: Ten-month survey-based study. SETTING: Two Level I trauma centers (urban and suburban). PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred seven patients between the ages of 18 and 89 years who underwent surgical fixation of fractures involving the pelvis, long bones, or periarticular regions of the knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322117/effect-of-overlapping-operations-on-outcomes-in-microvascular-reconstructions-of-the-head-and-neck
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Larissa Sweeny, Eben L Rosenthal, Tyler Light, Jessica Grayson, Daniel Petrisor, Scott H Troob, Benjamin J Greene, William R Carroll, Mark K Wax
Objective To compare outcomes after microvascular reconstructions of head and neck defects between overlapping and nonoverlapping operations. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Patients undergoing microvascular free tissue transfer operations between January 2010 and February 2015 at 2 tertiary care institutions were included (n = 1315). Patients were divided into 2 cohorts by whether the senior authors performed a single or consecutive microvascular reconstruction (nonoverlapping; n = 773, 59%) vs performing overlapping microvascular reconstructions (overlapping; n = 542, 41%)...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318939/early-metabolic-improvement-after-bariatric-surgery-the-first-steps-toward-remission-of-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Thomas Grenier-Larouche, Anne-Marie Carreau, André C Carpentier
The introduction of bariatric surgery into clinical practice in the 1980s was followed by a relatively long watch-and-wait period before the very rapid accumulation of scientific literature, over the past decade, concerning its clinical effectiveness and safety and its mechanisms of action in the treatment of obesity. These surgical procedures now emerge as the most effective therapeutic modality to induce long-term remission of type 2 diabetes. Recent research has shed light on the potential mechanisms leading to the profound improvement of glucose homeostasis following most bariatric surgery procedures...
March 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318831/refractory-aqueous-misdirection-syndrome-a-possible-complication-of-penetrating-keratoplasty
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I Gama, W M Rodrigues, H P Filipe, M Y Faria, L D Almeida
CLINICAL CASE: An 85 year-old woman presented with a flat anterior chamber of the left eye, severe ocular hypertension, and a normal ultrasound examination in the day following a penetrating keratoplasty (PK). The clinical status did not respond to maximum medical therapy, laser posterior capsulotomy, anterior hyaloidotomy, and complete 23 G vitrectomy. The patient refused further intervention, and light perception was lost after 6 months of follow-up. DISCUSSION: This is the first report of refractory aqueous misdirection syndrome following primary PK...
March 16, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317915/deep-brain-imaging-via-epi-fluorescence-computational-cannula-microscopy
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Ganghun Kim, Naveen Nagarajan, Elissa Pastuzyn, Kyle Jenks, Mario Capecchi, Jason Shepherd, Rajesh Menon
Here we demonstrate widefield (field diameter = 200 μm) fluorescence microscopy and video imaging inside the rodent brain at a depth of 2 mm using a simple surgical glass needle (cannula) of diameter 0.22 mm as the primary optical element. The cannula guides excitation light into the brain and the fluorescence signal out of the brain. Concomitant image-processing algorithms are utilized to convert the spatially scrambled images into fluorescent images and video. The small size of the cannula enables minimally invasive imaging, while the long length (>2 mm) allow for deep-brain imaging with no additional complexity in the optical system...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314913/laser-and-light-based-therapy-for-cutaneous-and-soft-tissue-metastases-of-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Evan Austin, Andrew Mamalis, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Invasive cutaneous melanoma is a growing health concern. Although surgical excision can effectively treat in situ tumors, use for metastatic melanoma is limited. Laser and light-based therapies may be a valuable palliative treatment option for patients with stage III and stage IV cutaneous metastatic melanoma. Our goal is to review the published literature and provide evidence-based recommendations on laser and light-based palliative therapies for metastatic melanoma. A search of the databases Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CINAHL was performed on March 10, 2016...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306648/site-specific-approach-to-reducing-emergency-department-visits-following-surgery
#16
Hassaan Abdel Khalik, Haley Stevens, Arthur M Carlin, Amanda Stricklen, Rachel Ross, Carl Pesta, Jonathan F Finks, Andrew Ibrahim, Amir A Ghaferi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy of current bariatric perioperative measures at reducing emergency department (ED) visits following bariatric surgery in the state of Michigan. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Many ED visits following bariatric surgery do not result in readmission and may be preventable. Little research exists evaluating the efficacy of perioperative measures aimed at reducing ED visits in this population. Therefore, understanding the driving factors behind these preventable ED visits may be a fruitful approach to prevention...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306625/visualization-of-the-retina-and-vitreous-during-vitreoretinal-surgery-new-technologies
#17
Sarah P Read, Jorge A Fortun
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Visualization remains a critical factor in successful ocular surgery.Here we review new technology that has the potential to allow for safer and more efficient retinal surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Vitreoretinal surgery poses unique visualization challenges such as the need for specialized optical systems and the delicate and microscopic features of retinal structures. Better retinal visualization allows for new approaches to increasingly complex retinal cases...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303774/physiological-evaluation-of-personal-protective-ensembles-recommended-for-use-in-west-africa
#18
Aitor Coca, Tyler Quinn, Jung-Hyun Kim, Tianzhou Wu, Jeff Powell, Raymond Roberge, Ronald Shaffer
OBJECTIVE: Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides health care workers with a barrier to prevent human contact with viruses like Ebola and potential transmission of the disease. However, PPE can also introduce an additional physiological burden from potentially increased heat stress. This study evaluated the human physiological and subjective responses to continuous light exercise within environmental conditions similar to those in West Africa while wearing 3 different, commonly used PPE ensembles (E1, E2, and E3)...
March 17, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303561/extraforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-the-l5-s1-level-technical-considerations-and-feasibility
#19
Arthur Robert Kurzbuch, Denis Kaech, Pawel Baranowski, Alicja Baranowska, Didier Recoules-Arche
Background Extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF) surgery is a muscle-sparing approach that allows the treatment of various degenerative spinal diseases. It is technical challenging to perform the ELIF approach at the L5-S1 level because the sacral ala obstructs the view of the intervertebral disk space. Methods We reported earlier on the ELIF technique in which the intervertebral disk is targeted at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the midline. In this article we describe the technical process we developed to overcome the anatomic relation between the sacral ala and the intervertebral disk space L5-S1 that hinders the ELIF approach at this level...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301292/reduce-adverse-effects-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-with-pulse-width-modulated-led-light-625%C3%A2-nm-76%C3%A2-hz-23-duty-cycle
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Alexander V Redkin, Victor V Vdovin, Victor M Vakhtel, Pavel A Lukyanovich, Natalia A Malkina
OBJECTIVE: Reducing adverse effects in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCE) is important to avoid complications. After removal, the porta hepatis and gallbladder bed of liver were treated with pulse width modulated (PWM) red LED light with parameters λ = 625 ± 5 nm, full width at half maximum 17 nm, 76 Hz, duty cycle 23%, 15-30 mW/cm(2), and 0.9-1.8 J/cm(2). The changes of eight blood parameters were studied: red blood cell, hemoglobin, white blood cell, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), bilirubin, aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), and amylase...
March 16, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
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