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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550366/minimally-invasive-resection-of-adrenal-masses-in-infants-and-children-results-of-a-european-multi-center-survey
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Francesco Fascetti-Leon, Giovanni Scotton, Luca Pio, Raimundo Beltrà, Paolo Caione, Ciro Esposito, Girolamo Mattioli, Amulya K Saxena, Sabine Sarnaki, Piergiorgio Gamba
BACKGROUND: Minimal access adrenal surgery (MAAS) for adrenal pathologies is the standard for many pediatric surgical centers. However, the literature offers few reports and minimal evidence from small case series. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of pediatric MAAS through a multi-center data analysis. METHOD: Pediatric patients who underwent MAAS between January 2002 and December 2013 were retrospectively included. Data analysis was conducted using Spss software (Welch's t-test, X-square, Fisher tests, multiple regression model)...
May 26, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549685/advanced-minimal-access-surgery-in-infants-weighing-less-than-3kg-a-single-center-experience
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James K Wall, Tiffany J Sinclair, William Kethman, Christina Williams, Craig Albanese, Karl G Sylvester, Matias Bruzoni
BACKGROUND: Minimal access surgery (MAS) has gained popularity in infants less than 5kg, however, significant challenges still arise in very low weight infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review was performed to identify all infants weighing less than 3kg who underwent an advanced MAS or equivalent open procedure from 2009 to 2016. Advanced case types included Nissen fundoplication, duodenal atresia repair, Ladd procedure, congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair, esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula repair, diaphragmatic plication, and pyloric atresia repair...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549017/diagnosis-of-enlarged-extraocular-muscles-when-and-how-to-biopsy
#3
Ilse Mombaerts, Geoffrey E Rose, David H Verity
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current knowledge regarding diagnosis of nonthyroid orbital disorders with extraocular muscle enlargement. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications have focused on immunoglobulin G4-related disease as a possible cause of enlarged extraocular muscles, on patterns of strabismus that raise a clinical suspicion of intramuscular lymphoma, and on surgical techniques to access the muscles for tissue biopsy. SUMMARY: With enlarged extraocular muscles, features to distinguish between competing diagnostic possibilities are based on imaging in the context of history and clinical signs...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545585/a-systematic-review-of-left-ventricular-cardio-endoscopic-surgery
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REVIEW
Erdinc Soylu, Emaddin Kidher, Hutan Ashrafian, George Stavridis, Leanne Harling, Thanos Athanasiou
Better visualisation, accurate resection and avoidance of ventriculotomy associated with use of endoscopic devices during intracardiac surgery has led to increasing interest in their use. The possibility of combining a cardio-endoscopic technique with either minimally invasive or totally endoscopic cardiac surgery provides an incentive for its further development. Several devices have been used, however their uptake has been limited due to uncertainty around their impact on patient outcomes. A systematic review of the literature identified 34 studies, incorporating 54 subjects undergoing treatment of left ventricular tumours, thrombus or hypertrophic myocardium using a cardio-endoscopic technique...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544367/the-diverging-trajectories-of-cannabis-and-tobacco-policies-in-the-united-states-reasons-and-possible-implications
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Wayne Hall, Lynn T Kozlowski
AIM: To examine briefly the (i) rationales for two policy proposals in the United States to make it mandatory for cigarettes to contain very low levels of nicotine and to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults; and (ii) possible lessons that participants in each policy debate may learn from each other. METHOD: We briefly describe the diverging policies towards cannabis and tobacco in the United States, explain and critically analyse their rationales and discuss possible policy lessons...
May 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544299/mini-pcnl-for-renal-calculi-does-size-matter
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Derek B Hennessey, Ned K Kinnear, Andrew Troy, David Angus, Damien M Bolton, David R Webb
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MIP) system for renal calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) procedures with the MIP system were enrolled. Patient position, American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, puncture location, stone clearance, postoperative drainage and complications were recorded, and features unique to MIP were noted. RESULTS: In all, 30 patients underwent 32 mPCNL procedures...
May 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543787/accurate-determination-of-brain-metabolite-concentrations-using-eretic-as-external-reference
#7
Niklaus Zoelch, Andreas Hock, Susanne Heinzer-Schweizer, Nikolai Avdievitch, Anke Henning
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) can provide in vivo metabolite concentrations in standard concentration units if a reliable reference signal is available. For (1) H MRS in the human brain, typically the signal from the tissue water is used as the (internal) reference signal. However, a concentration determination based on the tissue water signal most often requires a reliable estimate of the water concentration present in the investigated tissue. Especially in clinically interesting cases, this estimation might be difficult...
May 25, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541579/tailored-extended-bifrontal-craniotomy-for-anterior-skull-base-tumors-anatomic-description-of-a-modified-surgical-technique-and-case-series
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Michael M Safaee, Michael W McDermott, Arnau Benet, Philip V Theodosopoulos
BACKGROUND: Open transcranial approaches to the anterior skull base remain an integral component of current skull base practice. Evolution of these and other techniques has resulted in revisions of standard, tried-and-true methods in attempts to improve patient outcomes and cosmesis, while still providing the best combination of surgical exposure and ergonomics. OBJECTIVE: To describe a modified approach for midline tumors of the anterior skull base. METHODS: We describe the anatomy and techniques of a modified extended bifrontal craniotomy for anterior skull base tumors...
May 24, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541427/percutaneous-cannulation-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-minimally-invasive-surgery-is-associated-with-reduced-groin-complications
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Alexandros Moschovas, Paulo A Amorim, Mariana Nold, Gloria Faerber, Mahmoud Diab, Tobias Buenger, Torsten Doenst
OBJECTIVES: Femoral cutdown is standard in most centres if groin cannulation is used for cardiopulmonary bypass in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Arterial closure devices (ACDs) allow placement of larger cannulas percutaneously, but its benefit in MICS is unclear. We assessed our results with percutaneous groin cannulation using ACDs in comparison with conventional surgical access in patients undergoing MICS. METHODS: We reviewed 445 consecutive patients having undergone MICS between October 2010 and March 2015...
May 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540621/universal-brca1-brca2-testing-for-ovarian-cancer-patients-is-welcomed-but-with-care-how-women-and-staff-contextualize-experiences-of-expanded-access
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Hannah Shipman, Samantha Flynn, Carey F MacDonald-Smith, James Brenton, Robin Crawford, Marc Tischkowitz, Nicholas J Hulbert-Williams
Decreasing costs of genetic testing and advances in treatment for women with cancer with germline BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations have heralded more inclusive genetic testing programs. The Genetic Testing in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (GTEOC) Study, investigates the feasibility and acceptability of offering genetic testing to all women recently diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer (universal genetic testing or UGT). Study participants and staff were interviewed to: (i) assess the impact of UGT (ii) integrate patients' and staff perspectives in the development of new UGT programs...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539302/diversity-in-older-adults-use-of-the-internet-identifying-subgroups-through-latent-class-analysis
#11
Leonieke C van Boekel, Sebastiaan Tm Peek, Katrien G Luijkx
BACKGROUND: As for all individuals, the Internet is important in the everyday life of older adults. Research on older adults' use of the Internet has merely focused on users versus nonusers and consequences of Internet use and nonuse. Older adults are a heterogeneous group, which may implicate that their use of the Internet is diverse as well. Older adults can use the Internet for different activities, and this usage can be of influence on benefits the Internet can have for them. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to describe the diversity or heterogeneity in the activities for which older adults use the Internet and determine whether diversity is related to social or health-related variables...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538499/expectations-and-experiences-of-follow-up-and-self-care-after-living-kidney-donation-a-focus-group-study
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Karine E Manera, Camilla S Hanson, Jeremy R Chapman, John Kanellis, John Gill, Jonathan C Craig, Steve J Chadban, Germaine Wong, Angelique F Ralph, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Ensuring donor wellbeing warrants ongoing monitoring following living kidney donation. However, there is considerable variability in donor follow up processes, including information provided to donors regarding self-care. Loss to follow up is common, suggesting that the aims and benefits of monitoring and follow up may not be apparent. We aimed to describe the experiences and expectations of living kidney donors regarding follow up and self-care after donation. METHODS: Participants from 3 transplant centers in Australia and Canada participated in 14 focus groups (n=123)...
May 24, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538495/committee-opinion-no-701-choosing-the-route-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-disease
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Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Selection of the route of hysterectomy for benign causes can be influenced by the size and shape of the vagina and uterus; accessibility to the uterus; extent of extrauterine disease; the need for concurrent procedures; surgeon training and experience; average case volume; available hospital technology, devices, and support; whether the case is emergent or scheduled; and preference of the informed patient. Vaginal and laparoscopic procedures are considered "minimally invasive" surgical approaches because they do not require a large abdominal incision and, thus, typically are associated with shortened hospitalization and postoperative recovery times compared with open abdominal hysterectomy...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538491/committee-opinion-no-701-summary-choosing-the-route-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-disease
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(no author information available yet)
Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Selection of the route of hysterectomy for benign causes can be influenced by the size and shape of the vagina and uterus; accessibility to the uterus; extent of extrauterine disease; the need for concurrent procedures; surgeon training and experience; average case volume; available hospital technology, devices, and support; whether the case is emergent or scheduled; and preference of the informed patient. Vaginal and laparoscopic procedures are considered "minimally invasive" surgical approaches because they do not require a large abdominal incision and, thus, typically are associated with shortened hospitalization and postoperative recovery times compared with open abdominal hysterectomy...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537426/non-angled-intercostal-percutaneous-access-under-full-expiration-safety-is-not-an-issue-anymore
#15
Khaled Ajib, Imad Matta, Joseph Zgheib, Michel Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a well-established procedure for the management of urinary calculi and can be performed intercostally or subcostally. Favoring one approach versus the other is still debatable and literature has been inconclusive regarding the efficacy and safety of both approaches. Hence, this study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of direct non-angled intercostal technique performed under full expiration and to compare it to the subcostal approach. METHODS: PCNL was conducted among 361 patients during 2010-2015 at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533002/the-radial-aspect-of-the-distal-radial-metaphysis-diaphysis-as-a-source-of-cortical-bone-graft
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REVIEW
Steven Regal, Aakash Chauhan, Peter Tang
Cortical bone grafting is commonly required in the finger, hand, and carpus when managing bony trauma. A donor site that can provide a small or large amount of cortical bone graft that is easily accessible and within the same surgical field would be the ideal donor site. In high-energy injuries, a long cortical graft may be needed to reconstruct massive bony defects. In low-energy injuries such as scaphoid nonunions in which a wedge graft is needed, a reliable and easily accessible source of bone grafting would be beneficial...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530519/does-a-one-size-fits-all-cost-sharing-approach-incentivize-appropriate-medication-use-a-roundtable-on-the-fairness-and-ethics-associated-with-variable-cost-sharing
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Jennifer S Graff, Chuck Shih, Thomas Barker, Gabriela Dieguez, Cheryl Larson, Helen Sherman, Robert W Dubois
BACKGROUND: Tiered formularies, in which patients pay copays or coinsurance out-of-pocket (OOP), are used to manage costs and encourage more efficient health care resource use. Formulary tiers are typically based on the cost of treatment rather than the medical appropriateness for the patient. Cost sharing may have unintended consequences on treatment adherence and health outcomes. Use of higher-cost, higher-tier medications can be due to a variety of factors, including unsuccessful treatment because of lack of efficacy or side effects, patient clinical or genetic characteristics, patient preferences to avoid potential side effects, or patient preferences based on the route of administration...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528767/acute-kidney-injury-after-radial-or-femoral-access-for-invasive-acute-coronary-syndrome-management-aki-matrix
#18
Giuseppe Andò, Bernardo Cortese, Filippo Russo, Martina Rothenbühler, Enrico Frigoli, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Carlo Briguori, Pascal Vranckx, Sergio Leonardi, Vincenzo Guiducci, Flavia Belloni, Fabio Ferrari, Jose Maria de la Torre Hernandez, Salvatore Curello, Francesco Liistro, Andrea Perkan, Stefano De Servi, Gavino Casu, Antonio Dellavalle, Dionigi Fischetti, Antonio Micari, Bruno Loi, Fabio Mangiacapra, Nunzio Russo, Fabio Tarantino, Francesco Saia, Dik Heg, Stephan Windecker, Peter Jüni, Marco Valgimigli
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether radial access (RA), compared with femoral access (FA), mitigates the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI). OBJECTIVES: The authors assessed the incidence of AKI in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) enrolled in the MATRIX-Access (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of Angiox) trial. METHODS: Among 8,404 patients, 194 (2.3%) were excluded due to missing creatinine values, no or an incomplete coronary angiogram, or previous dialysis...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528642/minimal-resin-embedding-of-multicellular-specimens-for-targeted-fib-sem-imaging
#19
Nicole L Schieber, Pedro Machado, Sebastian M Markert, Christian Stigloher, Yannick Schwab, Anna M Steyer
Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is a powerful tool to perform ultrastructural analysis of targeted tissues or cells. The large field of view of the light microscope (LM) enables quick and efficient surveys of the whole specimen. It is also compatible with live imaging, giving access to functional assays. CLEM protocols take advantage of the features to efficiently retrace the position of targeted sites when switching from one modality to the other. They more often rely on anatomical cues that are visible both by light and electron microscopy...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527673/minimal-access-surgery-compared-to-laparotomy-for-secondary-surgical-cytoreduction-in-patients-with-recurrent-ovarian-carcinoma-perioperative-and-oncologic-outcomes
#20
Ane Gerda Z Eriksson, Ashley Graul, Miao C Yu, Anthony Halko, Dennis S Chi, Oliver Zivanovic, Ginger J Gardner, Yukio Sonoda, Richard R Barakat, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Mario M Leitao
OBJECTIVES: To assess the perioperative outcomes of minimal access surgery (MAS) in secondary surgical cytoreduction (SSCR) for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer (ROC); to compare oncologic outcomes with laparotomy (LAP). METHODS: Using an institutional database, we identified all patients with ROC undergoing SSCR from 1/5/09-6/14/14. Selection for MAS or LAP was based on surgeon preference. To minimize selection bias, preoperative imaging was reviewed for all LAP cases...
May 17, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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