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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040482/strategies-to-reduce-pulmonary-complications-after-transhiatal-esophagectomy
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A M Gillinov, R F Heitmiller
Background: By eliminating a thoracotomy, transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) is purported to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications. However, data from many early series do not support this contention, documenting pulmonary complications in up to 50% of patients and pneumonia in 5%-20%. Since 1990, we have implemented a management strategy designed to maximize airway protection in the postoperative period. The purpose of this study was to determine the current incidence of pulmonary complications after transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040358/tissue-expansion-using-hyaluronic-acid-filler-for-single-stage-ear-reconstruction-a-novel-concept-for-difficult-areas
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Amir Inbal, Benjamin T Lemelman, Eran Millet, Andrew Greensmith
Background: Auricular reconstruction is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery. An adequate skin envelope is essential for cartilage framework coverage, yet few good options exist without additional surgery. We propose a novel method for minimally invasive tissue expansion, using hyaluronic acid (HA) filler to allow for single-stage ear reconstruction. Objectives: To introduce the novel concept of HA filler for tissue expansion in ear reconstruction, and as an alternative to traditional expansion techniques...
July 20, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040130/volume-outcome-relationship-in-surgical-interventions-for-spinal-metastases
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Marco L Ferrone, Daniel J Sturgeon, Mitchel B Harris
BACKGROUND: Surgery for spinal metastases is challenging and carries a high risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. Procedures with such characteristics often exhibit a volume-outcome relationship. This has not been previously characterized for spinal metastasis surgery to our knowledge. METHODS: The Florida State Inpatient Database (2011 through 2014) was queried to identify patients who had undergone surgery for spinal metastases. Surgeon and hospital surgical volumes were compared with 90-day complication and readmission rates to develop procedural cut-points used to define high and low-volume providers...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039987/a-propensity-score-based-analysis-of-laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-liver-malignancies-in-elderly-patients
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Amr Badawy, Satoru Seo, Rei Toda, Hiroaki Fuji, Ken Fukumitsu, Takamichi Ishii, Kojiro Taura, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic liver resection is safe, feasible and associated with less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and fewer postoperative complications in the working age patients with malignant liver tumors. However, it is still unclear if the elderly patients with malignant liver tumors would also benefit from that approach as the younger patients. So, the aim of the study was to compare the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic versus open liver resection for malignant liver tumors in elderly patients...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039984/financial-barriers-and-lapses-in-treatment-and-care-of-hiv-infected-adults-in-a-southern-state-in-the-united-states
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David A Wohl, Rita K Kuwahara, Kamran Javadi, Christine Kirby, David L Rosen, Sonia Napravnik, Claire Farel
Antiretroviral (ARV) adherence has largely been considered from the perspective of an individual's behavior with less attention given to potential structural causes for lapses in treatment, such as the cost of medications and care. HIV medication expense is typically covered by third party payers. However, private insurance premiums and deductibles may rise, or policies terminated such as with a change in employment. Likewise, a patient's eligibility for publicly funded coverage like state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) or Medicaid can also be lost...
October 17, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036024/minimally-invasive-spring-assisted-correction-of-sagittal-suture-synostosis-technique-outcome-and-complications-in-83-cases
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Marie-Lise C van Veelen, Nathalie Kamst, Carolina Touw, Katya Mauff, Hansje Bredero, Leon van Adrichem, Sarah Versnel, Ruben Dammers, T H Rob de Jong, Vani Prasad, Irene M Mathijssen
BACKGROUND: This series describes the results of minimally invasive strip craniotomy with additional spring distraction. METHODS: Included are the first 83 consecutive patients who underwent this procedure (Jan 1, 2010-Jan 1, 2014). Outcome parameters were collected prospectively and included surgical parameters and complications, the occurrence of papilledema, skull growth, cephalic index and photographic scores RESULTS:: Duration of surgery was 63 min: 19% required blood transfusion and complications were minor...
October 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035973/the-relevance-of-dietary-protein-after-bariatric-surgery-what-do-we-know
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Nele Steenackers, Ina Gesquiere, Christophe Matthys
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The growing obesity epidemic is associated with an increased demand for bariatric surgery with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy as the most widely performed procedures. Despite beneficial consequences, nutritional complications may arise because of anatomical and physiological changes of the gastrointestinal tract. The purpose of this review is to provide an update of the recent additions to our understanding of the impact of bariatric surgery on the intake, digestion and absorption of dietary protein...
October 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035662/treatment-of-medial-shoulder-joint-instability-in-dogs-by-extracapsular-stabilization-with-a-prosthetic-ligament-39-cases-2008-2013
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Erica M O'Donnell, Sherman O Canapp, James L Cook, Fred Pike
OBJECTIVE To investigate clinical outcomes for dogs surgically treated for medial shoulder joint instability (MSI) by extracapsular stabilization with a prosthetic ligament. DESIGN Retrospective multicenter case series. ANIMALS 39 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES Medical records of 3 veterinary medical centers were searched to identify dogs with MSI diagnosed by clinical examination and arthroscopic assessment and treated by extracapsular stabilization with a prosthetic ligament. A minimum 6-month follow-up period was required for study inclusion...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033365/laser-procedure-for-female-urinary-stress-incontinence-a-review-of-the-literature
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C Conté, T Jauffret, S Vieillefosse, J F Hermieu, X Deffieux
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing interest in noninvasive treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), including a vaginal laser procedure. In view of a lack of data on this technique, we conducted a non-systematic review of the literature. METHODS: We reviewed studies concerning the laser treatment of SUI from PubMed, Medline, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science. Study design, outcome measure, number of participants, procedural complications and results were analyzed...
October 12, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031291/metal-speciation-analysis-of-petroleum-myth-or-reality
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REVIEW
Tatyana A Maryutina, Andrei R Timerbaev
Metals occurring in crude oil in a great variety of complexed forms are minor but important constituents as they affect the refining and production operations, as well as participate in geochemical processes. These roles of metals are thought to be related to their chemical state the knowledge of which requires performing speciation analysis. While exact metal speciation in crude oil still remains obscure, earnest efforts to decipher it based on using up-to-date hyphenated techniques have been attempted in the past decade...
October 23, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030721/percutaneous-treatment-of-hepatic-cystic-echinococcosis-the-success-of-alcohol-as-a-single-endocavitary-agent-in-pair-catheterization-and-modified-catheterization-techniques
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Suleyman Bakdik, Serdar Arslan, Fatih Oncu, Ismet Tolu, Mehmet Ali Eryilmaz
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aims at demonstrating the success rate, effectiveness, and advantages of alcohol as a scolicidal and sclerosing agent for the percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts. METHODS: A total of 554 liver hydatid cysts obtained from 347 patients admitted between January 2008 and February 2016 were retrospectively investigated. Of these, 435 (78.5%), 91 (16.4%), and 28 (5%) were classified as Gharbi type 1, 2, and 3, respectively...
October 13, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029355/over-sewing-of-staple-line-in-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-initial-experience-of-a-comparative-study
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Giorgio Lisi, Roberto Rossini, Irene Gentile, Giacomo Ruffo
INTRODUCTION: The main drawback of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is the severity of postoperative complications. Staple line reinforcement (SLR) is strongly advocated. Recently, over-sewing has been proposed as a cost-effective and helpful method for reinforcing the staple line. The purpose of this study was to report our initial experience with LSG comparing over-sewing over the entire staple line with the upper-third staple line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All obese patients seen at Negrar Sacro Cuore, Don Calabria Hospital were entered into our prospective database and were retrospectively evaluated...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028293/a-large-case-series-on-surgical-outcomes-in-congenital-fxiii-deficiency-patients-in-iran
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Majid Naderi, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Ghasem Miri-Aliabad, Hakimeh Tavosi, Mehran Karimi
BACKGROUND: The lack of accepted standardized surgical guidelines leads to dependence on the treating physicians' and centers' experiences. AIM: Our aim is to evaluate the surgical outcomes on a large group of congenital FXIII deficiency (FXIIID) patients. METHODS: A case series study was conducted on congenital FXIIID patients in two major referral centers located in Iran from 2010 to 2016 prior to surgery. All patients were on prophylaxis using plasma factor XIII concentrate (10 U kg(-1) , every 28 days) except three patients...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027878/are-prophylactic-antibiotic-agents-indicated-in-anorectal-surgery-for-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus
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Shaivi A Patel, Robert J Kucejko, Edward A Fazendin, Juan L Poggio
BACKGROUND: With increased survival among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), surgeons have been seeing more cases of anal dysplasia and cancer. There is, however, no data on the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in HIV-positive patients undergoing elective anorectal procedures, nor on the administration of prophylactic antibiotic agents. We reviewed a HIV-positive population that has undergone elective anorectal biopsy of areas of dysplasia observed on office anoscopy to assess the need for antibiotic prophylaxis...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027184/low-rate-of-clinically-important-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-after-ludloff-s-procedure
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Jesper Holbeck-Brendel, Bjarne Møller-Madsen, Ivan Hvid, Michel B Hellfritzsch, Line K Pedersen, Peter Dalsgaard, Ole Rahbek
INTRODUCTION: Ludloff's procedure for open reduction of congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) is recommended for its minimal tissue damage, but is criticised for the risk of late avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. The aim of present study was primarily to assess the risk of late AVN of the femoral head and secondly the range of motion (ROM) of the hip and the quality of life in children following Ludloff's procedure. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 13 hips in 11 children after Ludloff's procedure due to CDH were included retrospectively from 1997 to 2005 at Aarhus University Hospital...
October 12, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026984/flooding-duration-affects-the-structure-of-terrestrial-and-aquatic-microbial-eukaryotic-communities
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Oliver Röhl, Nadine Graupner, Derek Peršoh, Martin Kemler, Moritz Mittelbach, Jens Boenigk, Dominik Begerow
The increasing number and duration of inundations is reported to be a consequence of climate change and may severely compromise non-adapted macroorganisms. The effect of flooding events on terrestrial and aquatic microbial communities is, however, less well understood. They may respond to the changed abiotic properties of their native habitat, and the native community may change due to the introduction of alien species. We designed an experiment to investigate the effect of five different flooding durations on the terrestrial and aquatic communities of eukaryotic microorganism, using the AquaFlow mesocosms...
October 12, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026330/parecoxib-relieves-pain-and-has-an-opioid-sparing-effect-following-major-gastrointestinal-surgery
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Margaret Noyes Essex, Hao Xu, Bruce Parsons, Li Xie, Chunming Li
PURPOSE: Parecoxib provides analgesia following a variety of surgeries, including minor gastrointestinal procedures. To our knowledge, there is no data on parecoxib following major gastrointestinal surgery. This study assessed the efficacy and opioid-sparing effects of parecoxib following major gastrointestinal surgeries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients in this analysis were a subset from a large, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of parecoxib following noncardiac surgeries and consisted of those undergoing a variety of major gastrointestinal surgeries via laparotomy...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025197/adenosine-versus-intravenous-calcium-channel-antagonists-for-supraventricular-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Samer Alabed, Ammar Sabouni, Rui Providencia, Edmond Atallah, Mohammed Qintar, Timothy Ja Chico
BACKGROUND: People with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) frequently are symptomatic and present to the emergency department for treatment. Although vagal manoeuvres may terminate SVT, they often fail, and subsequently adenosine or calcium channel antagonists (CCAs) are administered. Both are known to be effective, but both have a significant side effect profile. This is an update of a Cochrane review previously published in 2006. OBJECTIVES: To review all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compare effects of adenosine versus CCAs in terminating SVT...
October 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022129/the-utility-of-local-anesthesia-for-neurosurgical-interventions-in-a-low-resource-setting-a-case-series
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Jessica Eaton, Asma Bilal Hanif, Suzgisam Mzumara, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality, and injury to the central nervous system is the most common cause of death in these patients. While the provision of surgical services is being recognized as essential to global public health efforts, specialty areas such as neurosurgery remain overlooked. METHOD: This is a retrospective case review of patients with operable lesions, such as extra-axial hematomas and unstable depressed skull fractures that underwent neurosurgical interventions under local anesthesia...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021856/refractory-ventricular-tachycardia-caused-by-inflow-cannula-mechanical-injury-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-catheter-ablation-and-pathological-findings
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Stefano Pedretti, Manlio Cipriani, Edgardo Bonacina, Sara Vargiu, Vered Gil Ad, Maria Frigerio, Maurizio Lunati
In patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a minority of post-operative ventricular tachycardias (VTs) is caused by contact between the inflow cannula and the endocardium. Currently, electrophysiologic characteristics and pathologic features of this condition are lacking. We report on a case of a successfully ablated mechanical VT. After VT recurrence, heart transplantation took place. Pathologic observations were consistent with direct tissue injury and inflammation, eventually contributing to persisting arrhythmias...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
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