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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221339/laparoscopic-repair-of-a-peritoneopericardial-diaphragmatic-hernia-after-a-convergent-procedure-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Antony Delliturri, Shintaro Chiba, Igor Brichkov, Danny Sherwinter
Peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia is a rare entity involving herniation of abdominal viscera through the diaphragm into the pericardial sac. It is most often seen after blunt abdominal trauma, but can occur following any trans-diaphragmatic intervention. We report on a 56-year-old female with peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia secondary to a convergent procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, who underwent a laparoscopic repair. An anterior abdominal wall laparoscopic approach was employed...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220065/clinical-profile-of-patients-with-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures-in-puerto-rico
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Joashlie M Méndez-Ruiz, Alfonso Martínez-Taboas, Yeira M Valdez-Pimentel, Miguel Torres-Narváez, Marianette Colón-Laboy, Gisela G Jiménez-Colón, José Rodríguez-Gómez, Christian J González-Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: Specialized epilepsy clinics receive many cases (20%-30% of total cases) in which the patients are diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). In Puerto Rico, there has been a lack of research on and data about patients with PNES. This study examined the clinical profile of 34 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of PNES. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 34 clinical records of patients with PNES was conducted. The resulting profile was based on clinical interviews, the behavioral presentation of seizures, the history of traumatic experiences or abuse, and the relationship between PNES events and life stressors...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209550/rare-case-of-large-bowel-injury-due-to-direct-blunt-trauma-to-a-preexisting-femoral-hernia
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C Tinner, M Odermatt, P Villiger
We report a case of an 85-year-old man with a known asymptomatic left femoral hernia who was admitted to the emergency ward a few hours after falling from a bicycle and suffering from blunt trauma of the handlebar to the left inguinal region. The clinical findings and a computed tomography (CT) scan detecting free air in the femoral hernia sac suggested bowel perforation. Emergency laparotomy 6 hours after the incident confirmed a tear of the sigmoid colon accompanied by free blood and faeces in the left inguinal region of the abdomen...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186093/-rehbein-procedure-for-secondary-megacolon-in-children
#5
R Sh Polukhov
AIM: To evaluate the results of Rehbein procedure with extraperitoneal colorectal anastomosis combined with complex conservative treatment in children with secondary megacolon due to chronic constipation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We carried out surgical interventions in 78 children aged 7-12 years with chronic colostasis resistant to conservative treatment. All patients underwent clinical, laboratory and instrumental examination. All patients were divided into 3 groups depending on type of surgery: group I - colon resection followed by intraperitoneal colorectal anastomosis (28 patients), group II - open Rehbein procedure (29 patients), group III - laparoscopic Rehbein procedure (21 patients)...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180180/primary-repair-for-pediatric-colonic-injury-are-there-differences-among-adult-and-pediatric-trauma-centers
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Muhammad Khan, Faisal Jehan, Terence O'Keeffe, Viraj Pandit, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Lynn Gries, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: Management of colonic injuries (colostomy [CO] versus primary anastomosis [PA]) among pediatric patients remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess outcomes in pediatric trauma patient with colonic injury undergoing operative intervention. METHODS: The National Trauma Data Bank (2011-2012) was queried including patients with isolated colonic injury undergoing exploratory laparotomy with PA or CO with age ≤18 y. Missing value analysis was performed...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173084/multi-drug-resistant-gram-negative-infections-in-deployment-related-trauma-patients
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Wesley R Campbell, Ping Li, Timothy J Whitman, Dana M Blyth, Elizabeth R Schnaubelt, Katrin Mende, David R Tribble
BACKGROUND: The contribution of multi-drug-resistant gram-negative bacilli infections (MDRGN-I) in patients with trauma is not well described. We present characteristics of MDRGN-Is among military personnel with deployment-related trauma (2009-2014). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from the Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study were assessed for infectious outcomes and microbial recovery. Infections were classified using standardized definitions. Gram-negative bacilli were defined as multi-drug-resistant if they showed resistance to ≥3 antibiotic classes or were producers of extended-spectrum β-lactamase or carbapenemases...
April 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157889/the-effect-of-damage-control-laparotomy-on-major-abdominal-complications-a-matched-analysis
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Mitchell J George, Sasha D Adams, Michelle K McNutt, Joseph D Love, Rondel Albarado, Laura J Moore, Charles E Wade, Bryan A Cotton, John B Holcomb, John A Harvin
INTRODUCTION: Damage control laparotomy (DCL) for trauma is thought to be associated with increased abdominal complications. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of DCL on abdominal complications by comparing two groups of trauma patients: DCL patients who were prospectively adjudicated to potentially being closed at the primary laparotomy (potential DEF or pDEF) and those who underwent definitive laparotomy (DEF). METHODS: The pDEF group was matched to DEF patients according to mechanism of injury, abdominal injury severity, operating room transfusions, and performance of a colon resection...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142782/massive-left-sided-congestive-colitis-due-to-idiopathic-inferior-mesenteric-arteriovenous-malformation
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Laura Martí Gelonch, Jose Maria Enríquez-Navascués, Tania Pastor Bonel, Yolanda Saralegui Ansorena
Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the inferior mesenteric artery are rare. They may be primary (congenital or idiopathic) or secondary (acquired) after trauma or of iatrogenic origin. Of the abdominal AVM, the inferior mesenteric trunk is the least commonly involved. Most reported cases are of iatrogenic origin, resulting from colon surgery. Only 17 cases have been described and published in the literature. The objective of this work is to make known a case treated in our center. We present a case of 73-year old male, who came to the emergency service with symptoms of abdominal distension, pain lasting 48 hours along with months of diarrhoea...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142274/super-achromatic-monolithic-microprobe-for-ultrahigh-resolution-endoscopic-optical-coherence-tomography-at-800%C3%A2-nm
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Wu Yuan, Robert Brown, Wayne Mitzner, Lonny Yarmus, Xingde Li
Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) has emerged as a valuable tool for advancing our understanding of the histomorphology of various internal luminal organs and studying the pathogenesis of relevant diseases. To date, this technology affords limited resolving power for discerning subtle pathological changes associated with early diseases. In addition, it remains challenging to access small luminal organs or pass through narrow luminal sections without potentially causing trauma to tissue with a traditional OCT endoscope of a 1-1...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140905/gender-confirmation-surgery-using-the-pedicle-transverse-colon-flap-for-vaginal-reconstruction-a-clinical-outcome-and-sexual-function-evaluation-study
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Oscar J Manrique, M Diya Sabbagh, Pedro Ciudad, Jorys Martinez-Jorge, Kidakorn Kiranantawat, Ngamcherd Sitpahul, Todd B Nippoldt, Ali Charafeddine, Hung-Chi Chen
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal reconstruction and vaginoplasty are indicated in vaginal agenesis, following pelvic tumor resection, trauma and for gender confirmation surgery. Different surgical options have been described when using these techniques. Herein, we present the clinical outcomes and sexual function evaluation using the pedicle transverse colon flap (TCF) for gender confirmation surgery in transgender women. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of all transgender women who underwent gender confirmation surgery using the pedicle TCF...
November 11, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130230/-protective-measures-in-laparoscopic-resection-for-upper-or-mid-rectal-cancer-and-sigmoid-colon-cancer-with-transrectal-specimen-extraction-surgery
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Chuangang Fu, Zhuqing Zhou, Junyi Han, Bin Lu, Wei Gao, Zhe Zhu, Qixin Jiang, Fang Ji, Tao Du
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the use of a self-made specimen protective sleeve in laparoscopic resection for upper or mid rectal cancer and sigmoid colon cancer with transrectal specimen extraction surgery and the improvement of implantation method, so as to avoid and reduce bacterial contamination and tumor cell dissemination in abdominal cavity. METHODS: During June 2015 and May 2017, 48 cases of high located rectal or sigmoid colon cancer were operated laparoscopically with natural orifices specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) using a self-made specimen protecting sleeve...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129229/head-injury-profoundly-affects-gut-microbiota-homeostasis-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Anne-Judith Waligora-Dupriet, Sophie Lafleur, Christine Charrueau, Caroline Choisy, Luc Cynober, Marie-José Butel, Christophe Moinard
OBJECTIVES: Head injury (HI) induces a hypercatabolic state, dysimmunity, and septic complications that increase morbidity and mortality. Although compromised immune function is usually incriminated in infection occurrence, gut dysbiosis could also be involved in this phenomenon and, to our knowledge, has never been considered. To assess if HI could affect microbiota, we explored the impact of HI on intestinal microbiota in a rodent model of fluid percussion. METHODS: Nineteen rats were randomly assigned to two groups: Healthy rats fed ad libitum (n = 7) and HI rats (n = 12), which received standard enteral nutrition for 4 d...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100874/can-preoperative-nasal-cultures-of-staphylococcus-aureus-predict-infectious-complications-or-outcomes-following-repair-of-fracture-nonunion
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David P Taormina, Sanjit R Konda, Frank A Liporace, Kenneth A Egol
INTRODUCTION: Much has been studied with reference to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) colonization and associated outcomes and comorbidities. In the area of Orthopedic surgery, literature predominantly comes from the field of arthroplasty. Little is known about outcomes of fracture and Orthopedic trauma patients in the setting of S. aureus colonization. We believe that MRSA/MSSA colonization in and of itself may be a weak marker for generally poor protoplasm, potentially with complex medical history including previous hospitalization or rehab placement...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093812/-first-person-view-of-pathogen-transmission-and-hand-hygiene-use-of-a-new-head-mounted-video-capture-and-coding-tool
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Lauren Clack, Manuela Scotoni, Aline Wolfensberger, Hugo Sax
Background: Healthcare workers' hands are the foremost means of pathogen transmission in healthcare, but detailed hand trajectories have been insufficiently researched so far. We developed and applied a new method to systematically document hand-to-surface exposures (HSE) to delineate true hand transmission pathways in real-life healthcare settings. Methods: A head-mounted camera and commercial coding software were used to capture ten active care episodes by eight nurses and two physicians and code HSE type and duration using a hierarchical coding scheme...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089710/case-report-intestinal-obstruction-as-a-late-presentation-of-perforation-of-the-transverse-colon-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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José Caballero, Cinthya Alva-Torres, Edwin García
Colonic perforation associated with blunt abdominal trauma is rare. Even more so is the formation of an inflammatory adhesion preventing leakage into the peritoneum. We present a case of the above in which the patient presented 1 month later with intestinal obstruction which required surgical intervention. A 38-year-old male, victim of a road traffic accident (RTA), presented with multiple fractures in his extremities which had to be operated on and was later discharged without complications. He was readmitted 1 month following the trauma with intestinal obstruction...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031173/an-unusual-case-of-transpelvic-impalement-injury-a-case-report
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Mushrek Alani, Saeed Mahmood, Ayman El-Menyar, Sajid Atique, Hassan Al-Thani, Ruben Peralta
INTRODUCTION: Impalement injury is a rare type of mechanical injury following forceful insertion of projecting object into the body. Careful planning for removal of the impaling object is essential to decrease the blood loss and preserve the function of the injured organ. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 27 year-old male fell from 4m height over a U shaped projecting up metallic bar. The bar penetrated the left side of the pelvis and traversed through the left iliac bone causing a comminuted fracture in the supra-acetabular region extending to the left psoas muscle, injuring the viscera and causing fracture of the right femur...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022789/the-impact-of-mechanism-on-the-management-and-outcome-of-penetrating-colonic-trauma
#18
G V Oosthuizen, V Y Kong, T Estherhuizen, J L Bruce, G L Laing, J J Odendaal, D L Clarke
Introduction In light of continuing controversy surrounding the management of penetrating colonic injuries, we set out to compare the outcome of penetrating colonic trauma according to whether the mechanism of injury was a stab wound or a gunshot wound. Methods Our trauma registry was interrogated for the 5-year period from January 2012 to December 2016. All patients over the age of 18 years with penetrating trauma (stab or gunshot) and with intraoperatively proven colonic injury were reviewed. Details of the colonic and concurrent abdominal injuries were recorded, together with the operative management strategy...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991144/colon-sparing-surgery-for-clostridium-difficile
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David N Naumann, Aneel Bhangu, Douglas M Bowley
There has been recent evidence from a large multi-center study sponsored by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma that colon-sparing surgery reduces mortality for patients with severe Clostridium difficile associated disease (CDAD) when compared to total colectomy. Amoebic colitis shares many pathologic and clinical features to CDAD, such as worsening diarrhoea, patchy colonic ulceration and necrosis, toxic megacolon, pseudomembranous colitis, perforation, and death. However, published research regarding amoebic colitis is sparse...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982020/streptococcus-phocae-in-marine-mammals-of-northeastern-pacific-and-arctic-canada-a-retrospective-analysis-of-85-postmortem-investigations
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Nicole D Taurisano, Brian P Butler, Diana Stone, Harry Hariharan, Paul J Fields, Hugh W Ferguson, Martin Haulena, Paul Cotrell, Ole Nielsen, Stephen Raverty
Streptococcus phocae is a pathogen of marine mammals, although its pathogenicity remains poorly understood. Recovery of this bacterium from asymptomatic carriers suggests that it is an opportunistic pathogen. We investigated the role of S. phocae in naturally occurring disease and its significance as a pathogen based on postmortem investigations. Between 2007 and 2012, 1,696 whole carcasses, tissue samples, or both were submitted from the northeastern Pacific and Arctic Canada for diagnostic testing. Streptococcus phocae was cultured from phocids (n=66), otariids (n=12), harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena; n=5), and sea otters (Enhydra lutris; n=2)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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