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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736666/enhancement-of-accuracy-in-shape-sensing-of-surgical-needles-using-optical-frequency-domain-reflectometry-in-optical-fibers
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Francois Parent, Sebastien Loranger, Koushik Kanti Mandal, Victor Lambin Iezzi, Jerome Lapointe, Jean-Sébastien Boisvert, Mohamed Diaa Baiad, Samuel Kadoury, Raman Kashyap
We demonstrate a novel approach to enhance the precision of surgical needle shape tracking based on distributed strain sensing using optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR). The precision enhancement is provided by using optical fibers with high scattering properties. Shape tracking of surgical tools using strain sensing properties of optical fibers has seen increased attention in recent years. Most of the investigations made in this field use fiber Bragg gratings (FBG), which can be used as discrete or quasi-distributed strain sensors...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736630/current-biologics-for-treatment-of-biliary-tract-cancers
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REVIEW
Diana Y Zhao, Kian-Huat Lim
Biliary tract cancers (BTC) is a group of malignancies that arise from the epithelial cells of the biliary tree. These cancers are typically classified by anatomic site of origin: intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHCC), and gallbladder cancer (GBC). To date, complete surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment especially for earlier stage disease. Unfortunately, most patients present with advanced or metastatic disease, when systemic chemotherapy is the only treatment option...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735124/inherent-tumor-characteristics-that-limit-effective-and-safe-resection-of-giant-nonfunctioning-pituitary-adenomas
#3
Hiroshi Nishioka, Takayuki Hara, Yuichi Nagata, Noriaki Fukuhara, Mitsuo Yamaguchi-Okada, Shozo Yamada
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of giant pituitary adenomas is sometimes challenging. We present our surgical series of giant nonfunctioning adenomas to shed light on the limitations of effective and safe tumor resection. METHODS: The preoperative tumor characteristics, surgical approaches, outcome, and histology of giant nonfunctioning adenoma (>40 mm) in 128 consecutive surgical patients are reviewed. The follow-up period ranged from 19 to 113 (mean 62.2) months...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729370/anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-angle-and-vault-analysis-after-toric-and-non-toric-implantable-collamer-lens-v4c-implantation-in-patients-with-high-myopia
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Guillermo Garcia-De la Rosa, Andrew Olivo-Payne, Juan Carlos Serna-Ojeda, Maria Sandra Salazar-Ramos, Alejandro Lichtinger, Arturo Gomez-Bastar, Arturo Ramirez-Miranda, Alejandro Navas, Enrique O Graue-Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: To assess anterior segment changes, including iridocorneal angle and vault, after toric and non-toric implantable collamer lens (ICL) V4c (STAAR Surgical AG) implantation under different lighting conditions. METHODS: Longitudinal, prospective, case series. Patients with high myopia (>6 dioptres) underwent toric and non-toric ICL V4c implantation. Optical coherence tomography measurements were taken under different lighting conditions preoperatively and at 1 week and 1, 6 and 12 months of follow-up...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728719/the-surgical-treatment-of-coronary-artery-occlusive-disease-modern-treatment-strategies-for-an-age-old-problem
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REVIEW
Thomas A Schwann
Coronary artery disease remains a formidable challenge to clinicians. Percutaneous interventions and surgical techniques for myocardial revascularization continue to improve. Concurrently, in light of emerging data, multiple practice guidelines have been published guiding clinicians in their therapeutic decisions. The multidisciplinary Heart Team concept needs to be embraced by all cardiovascular providers to optimize patient outcomes.
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723879/suppression-of-sympathetic-nerve-sprouting-by-local-administration-of-an-%C3%AE-antagonist-around-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-in-a-lumbar-radiculopathy-model
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Izaya Ogon, Tsuneo Takebayashi, Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, Takehito Iwase, Katsumasa Tanimoto, Yoshinori Terashima, Syunsuke Jimbo, Takeshi Kobayashi, Noritsugu Tohse, Toshihiko Yamashita
STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimental study with intervention OBJECTIVE.: The purpose of this study was to elucidate whether local administration of an α-antagonist around the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) suppressed sympathetic nerve sprouting, from the acute to the chronic pain development phase, in a lumbar radiculopathy model using immunohistochemical methods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The abnormal sympathetic-somatosensory interaction may underlie some forms of neuropathic pain...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723847/blindness-related-to-presumed-retinal-toxicity-after-using-perfluorocarbon-liquid-during-vitreoretinal-surgery
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Silvia Méndez-Martínez, Pilar Calvo, Nelson Arturo Rodriguez-Marco, Fernando Faus, Emilio Abecia, Luis Pablo
PURPOSE: To describe the presumed retinal toxicity after using specific batches of perfluorocarbon liquid ALA OCTA (Alamedics, Dornstadt, Germany) in pars plana vitrectomy. METHODS: This is an observational retrospective consecutive case series analyses of patients operated on pars plana vitrectomy for retinal detachment or intraocular lens subluxation, using the 150141 or 200114 batches of perfluorocarbon liquid ALA OCTA as assistance during the surgery in a single center...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721307/multispectral-fluorescence-guided-surgery-a-feasibility-study-in-a-phantom-using-a-clinical-grade-laparoscopic-camera-system
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Danny M van Willigen, Nynke S van den Berg, Tessa Buckle, Gijs H KleinJan, James C Hardwick, Henk G van der Poel, Fijs Wb van Leeuwen
Although the possibilities in image guided surgery are advancing rapidly, complex surgical procedures such as nerve sparing prostatectomy still lack precision regarding differentiation between diseased and delicate anatomical structures. Here, the use of complementary fluorescent tracers in combination with a dedicated multispectral fluorescence camera system could support differentiation between healthy and diseased tissue. In this study, we provide proof of concept data indicating how a modified clinical-grade fluorescence laparoscope can be used to sensitively detect white light and three fluorescent dyes (fluorescein, Cy5, and ICG) in a sequential fashion...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719002/eyeslam-real-time-simultaneous-localization-and-mapping-of-retinal-vessels-during-intraocular-microsurgery
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Daniel Braun, Sungwook Yang, Joseph N Martel, Cameron N Riviere, Brian C Becker
BACKGROUND: Fast and accurate mapping and localization of the retinal vasculature is critical to increasing the effectiveness and clinical utility of robot-assisted intraocular microsurgery such as laser photocoagulation and retinal vessel cannulation. METHODS: The proposed EyeSLAM algorithm delivers 30 Hz real-time simultaneous localization and mapping of the human retina and vasculature during intraocular surgery, combining fast vessel detection with 2D scan-matching techniques to build and localize a probabilistic map of the vasculature...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718933/treatment-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-with-rifampicin-have-we-forgotten-tuberculosis
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P Mendes-Bastos, R Macedo, R Duarte
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent and debilitating skin disease of the hair follicle that is accompanied by systemic inflammation. Treating HS is challenging, and therapeutic tools as diverse as topical and systemic antibiotics, biologics, intralesional steroids, surgical procedures or light and laser therapies are frequently needed. The combination of oral clindamycin and rifampicin (R+C) has been suggested as a possible treatment regimen (level of evidence III, strength of recommendation C)...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717916/colon-perfusion-patterns-during-colorectal-resection-using-visible-light-spectroscopy
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Henry Hoffmann, Tarik Delko, Philipp Kirchhoff, Rachel Rosenthal, Juliane Schäfer, Marko Kraljević, Christoph Kettelhack
BACKGROUND: The impact of blood supply to the anastomosis on development of anastomotic leakage is still a matter of debate. Considering that bowel perfusion may be affected by manipulation during surgery, perfusion assessment of the anastomosis alone may be of limited value. We propose perfusion assessment at different time points during surgery to explore the dynamics of bowel perfusion during colorectal resection and its impact on outcome. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, patients undergoing elective colorectal resection were eligible...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707211/high-accuracy-drilling-with-an-image-guided-light-weight-robot-autonomous-versus-intuitive-feed-control
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Sebastian Tauscher, Alexander Fuchs, Fabian Baier, Lüder A Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier
PURPOSE: Assistance of robotic systems in the operating room promises higher accuracy and, hence, demanding surgical interventions become realisable (e.g. the direct cochlear access). Additionally, an intuitive user interface is crucial for the use of robots in surgery. Torque sensors in the joints can be employed for intuitive interaction concepts. Regarding the accuracy, they lead to a lower structural stiffness and, thus, to an additional error source. The aim of this contribution is to examine, if an accuracy needed for demanding interventions can be achieved by such a system or not...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707046/understanding-the-post-surgical-bariatric-experiences-of-patients-two-or-more-years-after-surgery
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Rebecca H Liu, Jennifer D Irwin
BACKGROUND: In Canada, one year after bariatric surgery follow-up appointments become less frequent and surgical recipients must cope with weight management more independently. Up to 50% of patients experience weight regain by two years post-surgery. Understanding the lived experiences of those who have gone through the bariatric process may shed light on what is needed to support others moving forward. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of the physical, psychological, social, and clinic-related experiences of individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery at least two years prior...
July 13, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706866/current-transcatheter-devices-to-treat-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-discussion-of-issues-relevant-to-clinical-trial-design
#14
Rebecca T Hahn
Functional or secondary tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has seen increased attention in recent times as relationships with clinically-relevant outcomes have come to light. Despite the association of increased mortality with significant TR, the disease remains under-recognized and thus relatively untreated. In addition, the disease itself has not been extensively studied and the interactions between annular dilatation, right heart disease and pulmonary hypertension are poorly understood. However, the high mortality and recurrence rate with current surgical replacement or repair techniques is well recognised, opening the door to transcatheter therapies for functional TR...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706770/open-globe-injury-with-an-interesting-intra-ocular-foreign-body
#15
Ekjyot Gill, Matthew Shulman, Sid Schechet, Lawson Grumbine
Introduction: Cases of penetrating ocular trauma due to osseous material are limited, so reported incidents are valuable in determining outcomes and proper treatment courses. Case description: We report a case of an open globe injury of the left eye with an intraocular foreign body occurring after a firework exploded in the hand of a 22-year-old man. The patient presented with light perception vision in the injured eye with a full-thickness limbal laceration and dense hyphema obscuring fundoscopy. CT scan revealed a hyperdense foreign body juxtaposed to the lens...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706756/impact-of-vital-dyes-on-cell-viability-and-transduction-efficiency-of-aav-vectors-used-in-retinal-gene-therapy-surgery-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-analysis
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Anna P Salvetti, Maria I Patrício, Alun R Barnard, Harry O Orlans, Doron G Hickey, Robert E MacLaren
PURPOSE: Treatment of inherited retinal degenerations using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors involves delivery by subretinal injection. In the latter stages, alteration of normal anatomy may cause difficulty in visualizing the retinotomy, retinal detachment extension, and vector diffusion. Vital dyes may be useful surgical adjuncts, but their safety and impact on AAV transduction are largely unknown. METHODS: The effects of Sodium Fluorescein (SF), Membrane Blue (MB), and Membrane Blue Dual (DB) at a range of dilutions were assessed on human embryonic kidney cells in vitro using an AAV2-green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter at different multiplicities of infection...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705405/-sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-study-of-the-prevalence-of-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-patients-with-aneurysm-and-research-of-association-clinical-study-on-52%C3%A2-patients
#17
J Hernigou, B Dakhil, L Belmont, J C Couffinhal, P Bagan
OBJECTIVES: Prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in Europe is between 4.1 % and 8.9 %. The risk of rupture of AAA is related to the evolution of its diameter. The role of sleep apnea (SA) remains still discussed. The objective of this study was to study the prevalence of SA in patients presenting with AAA in comparison with the general population as well as the relation between the AAA diameter and the severity of SA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2012 and December 2014, we included all patients referred for surgical treatment of an AAA...
May 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704332/the-image-diagnostic-classification-of-mr-t2-increased-signal-intensity-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-clinical-evaluation-using-quantitative-and-objective-assessment
#18
Masaaki Machino, Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Akiyuki Matsumoto, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Keigo Ito, Fumihiko Kato, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective imaging study OBJECTIVE.: The study investigated whether the classification of increased signal intensity (ISI) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reflects the severity of symptoms in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although the ISI on MRI in patients with CSM is observed, the degree of ISI has not been examined. The association between ISI and the surgical outcomes in cervical myelopathy remains controversial...
July 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703220/tumour-induced-osteomalacia
#19
REVIEW
Salvatore Minisola, Munro Peacock, Seijii Fukumoto, Cristiana Cipriani, Jessica Pepe, Sri Harsha Tella, Michael T Collins
Tumour-induced osteomalacia (TIO), also known as oncogenic osteomalacia, is a rare paraneoplastic disorder caused by tumours that secrete fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23). Owing to the role of FGF23 in renal phosphate handling and vitamin D synthesis, TIO is characterized by decreased renal tubular reabsorption of phosphate, by hypophosphataemia and by low levels of active vitamin D. Chronic hypophosphataemia ultimately results in osteomalacia (that is, inadequate bone mineralization). The diagnosis of TIO is usually suspected when serum phosphate levels are chronically low in the setting of bone pain, fragility fractures and muscle weakness...
July 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702813/dynamic-factors-involved-in-common-peroneal-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy
#20
Takao Kitamura, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Rinko Kokubo, Naotaka Iwamoto, Toyohiko Isu, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Common peroneal nerve (CPN) entrapment neuropathy (CPNEN) is the most common peripheral neuropathy of the lower extremities. The pathological mechanisms underlying CPNEN remain unclear. We sought to identify dynamic factors involved in CPNEN by directly measuring the CPN pressure during stepwise CPNEN surgery. METHODS: We enrolled seven patients whose CPNEN improved significantly after CPN neurolysis. All suffered intermittent claudication, and the repetitive plantar flexion test, used as a CPNEN provocation test, was positive...
July 12, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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