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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676681/frameless-robot-assisted-stereoelectroencephalography-in-children-technical-aspects-and-comparison-with-talairach-frame-technique
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Taylor J Abel, René Varela Osorio, Ricardo Amorim-Leite, Francois Mathieu, Philippe Kahane, Lorella Minotti, Dominique Hoffmann, Stephan Chabardes
OBJECTIVE Robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) is gaining popularity as a technique for localization of the epileptogenic zone (EZ) in children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy. Here, the authors describe their frameless robot-assisted SEEG technique and report preliminary outcomes and relative complications in children as compared to results with the Talairach frame-based SEEG technique. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed the results of 19 robot-assisted SEEG electrode implantations in 17 consecutive children (age < 17 years) with pharmacoresistant epilepsy, and compared these results to 19 preceding SEEG electrode implantations in 18 children who underwent the traditional Talairach frame-based SEEG electrode implantation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676168/transnasal-endoscopic-sphenopalatine-artery-ligation-compared-with-embolization-for-intractable-epistaxis-a-long-term-analysis
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G de Bonnecaze, Y Gallois, F Bonneville, S Vergez, B Chaput, E Serrano
Background Transnasal endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation (TESPAL) and selective embolization both provide excellent treatment success rate in the management of intractable epistaxis. Few long-term studies comparing these approaches have been previously published. Recommendations often present these techniques as alternatives, but there is no clear consensus. Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical efficacy of sphenopalatine artery ligation versus embolization to control intractable epistaxis...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672430/recovery-of-corneal-clarity-after-dmek-followed-by-rebubbling-versus-uneventful-dmek
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Apostolos Lazaridis, Ourania Fydanaki, Eleftherios Giallouros, Ilias Georgalas, George Kymionis, Walter Sekundo, Konstantinos Droutsas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of a single rebubbling procedure after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) on corneal backscatter and endothelial cell loss (ECL). METHODS: Medical records of 130 consecutive DMEK cases (118 patients) were reviewed and 3 groups were formed: group 1 (n = 32), consisting of DMEK cases followed by 1 rebubbling; group 2a (n = 55), including uneventful DMEK cases with complete graft attachment; and group 2b (n = 25), including uneventful DMEK cases with minor peripheral detachment, not requiring rebubbling...
April 19, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670883/video-assisted-mini-open-sublay-vamos-a-simple-hybrid-approach-for-lateral-incisional-hernias
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Robert Schwab, Joachim Sahm, Arnulf Gregor Willms
Purpose: The purpose is to present a new hybrid approach of lateral incisional hernia repair associated with reduced operative trauma and anatomically optimal mesh placement. Methods: Video-Assisted Mini-Open Sublay (VAMOS) consists of a laparoscopic atraumatic dissection of the hernia sac, diaphanoscopy, laparoscopically-assisted closure of the fascial gap and mesh placement in sublay position through a minimized skin incision. Feasibility of this concept was assessed in a cohort of 7 consecutive patients...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668524/disruptive-behavior-in-the-operating-room-prevalence-consequences-prevention-and-management
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Alexander Villafranca, Ian Fast, Eric Jacobsohn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Disruptive workplace behavior can have serious consequences to clinicians, institutions, and patients. There is a range of disruptive behaviors, and the consequences are often underappreciated. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the definition, prevalence, consequences, prevention, and management of disruptive behavior in the operating room. RECENT FINDINGS: Although a small minority of operating room clinicians act disruptively, 98% of clinicians report having recently been exposed to disruptive behavior, with the average being 64 events per clinician per year...
April 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667141/triplanar-correction-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-by-asymmetrically-shaped-and-simultaneously-applied-rods-associated-with-direct-vertebral-rotation-clinical-and-radiological-analysis-of-36-patients
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Cesare Faldini, Fabrizio Perna, Giuseppe Geraci, Francesco Pardo, Antonio Mazzotti, Federico Pilla, Alberto Ruffilli
PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a new surgical corrective manoeuvre for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) by asymmetrically shaped and simultaneously applied rods and in combination with direct vertebral rotation, to control both the triplanar deformity and the kyphosis apex location. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 36 patients who undergo surgical treatment using simultaneous translation on two differently contoured rods, in combination with direct vertebral rotation...
April 17, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666843/blood-transfusion-in-children-the-refusal-of-jehovah-s-witness-parents
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Adelaide Conti, Emanuele Capasso, Claudia Casella, Piergiorgio Fedeli, Francesco Antonio Salzano, Fabio Policino, Lucia Terracciano, Paola Delbon
In Italy, both parents have parental responsibility; as a general principle they have the power to give or withhold consent to medical procedures on their children, including consent for blood transfusion; however these rights are not absolute and exist only to promote the welfare of children. Methods: The Authors discuss ethical and legal framework for Jehovah's Witness parents' refusal of blood transfusion in Italy. They searched national judgments concerning Jehovah's Witness parents' refusal of blood transfusion - and related comments - in national legal databases and national legal journals, and literature on medical literature databases...
2018: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665222/first-keep-it-safe-integration-of-a-complementary-medicine-service-within-a-hospital
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Elad Schiff, Ilana Levy, Zahi Arnon, Eran Ben-Arye, Samuel Attias
OBJECTIVES: This paper sought to explore risk/safety considerations associated with the integration of a complementary medicine (CM) service within a public academic medical centre in Israel. METHODS: We reviewed various sources pertaining to the CM service (interviews with CM staff, patients' electronic charts, service guidelines, correspondence with hospital administration) and conducted a thematic analysis to evaluate safety-related incidents during the 7 years of operation...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664825/outcomes-analysis-of-chief-cosmetic-clinic-over-13-years
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Nicholas J Walker, John C Crantford, Megan A Rudolph, Lisa R David
BACKGROUND: Adequate resident training in aesthetic surgery has become increasingly important with rising demand. Chief resident aesthetic clinics allow hands on experience with an appropriate amount of autonomy. The purpose of this study was to compare resident cosmetic clinic outcomes to those reported in the literature. Furthermore, we sought to assess how effective these clinics can be in preparing residents in performing common aesthetic surgery procedures. METHOD: A retrospective chart review of 326 patients and 714 aesthetic procedures in our chief cosmetic clinic over a 13-year period was performed, and complication and revision rates were recorded...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662831/the-asia-pacific-consensus-statement-on-laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-report-from-the-7th-asia-pacific-primary-liver-cancer-expert-meeting-held-in-hong-kong
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Tan To Cheung, Ho-Seong Han, Wong Hoi She, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Pierce K H Chow, Boon Koon Yoong, Kit Fai Lee, Shoji Kubo, Chung Ngai Tang, Go Wakabayashi
Background: Laparoscopic liver resection has been gaining momentum, and it has become an accepted practice after the two international consensus conferences where experts worked up guidelines to standardize this approach and improve its safety. However, most laparoscopic hepatectomies were performed in patients with liver metastases. The concurrent presence of liver cirrhosis with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) poses a great challenge to clinicians trying to establish a routine use of laparoscopic liver resection for HCC...
March 2018: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661692/hospital-ambulatory-medicine-a-leading-strategy-for-internal-medicine-in-europe
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Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barreto, Stefano Bassetti, Monica Bivol, Pietro Castellino, Evert-Jan de Kruijf, Francesco Dentali, Mine Durusu-Tanriöver, Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Thomas Hanslik, Radovan Hojs, Soňa Kiňová, Leonid Lazebnik, Evija Livčāne, Matthias Raspe, Luis Campos
Addressing the current collision course between growing healthcare demands, rising costs and limited resources is an extremely complex challenge for most healthcare systems worldwide. Given the consensus that this critical reality is unsustainable from staff, consumer, and financial perspectives, our aim was to describe the official position and approach of the Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), for encouraging internists to lead a thorough reengineering of hospital operational procedures by the implementation of innovative hospital ambulatory care strategies...
April 13, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661381/a-review-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-inhaled-methoxyflurane-as-an-analgesic-for-outpatient-procedures
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REVIEW
C Jephcott, J Grummet, N Nguyen, O Spruyt
Methoxyflurane delivered via a hand-held inhaler is a proven analgesic which has been used in Australasia for emergency relief of trauma associated pain since the 1970s. The agent is self-administered by the patient under the supervision of trained personnel. More than 5 million patients have received inhaled methoxyflurane without significant side effects. Methoxyflurane is also licensed in Australasia for the relief of pain in monitored conscious patients requiring analgesia for minor surgical procedures...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659377/anorectal-complications-in-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
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Rafaela V Loureiro, Verónica P Borges, Ana L Tomé, Carlos F Bernardes, Mário J Silva, Maria J Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: Anorectal complications are common in patients with haematological malignancies. OBJECTIVES: The objectives are to characterize anorectal complications in these patients, identify risk factors and shed light on treatment, morbidity and mortality rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study that included 83 inpatients with haematological malignancies and proctological symptoms from January 2010 to September 2015 was conducted...
April 13, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658630/lumbar-sympathectomy-versus-prostanoids-for-critical-limb-ischaemia-due-to-non-reconstructable-peripheral-arterial-disease
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REVIEW
Indrani Sen, Sunil Agarwal, Prathap Tharyan, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that can lead to reduced blood flow to the limbs, which may result in critical limb ischaemia (CLI), a painful manifestation that occurs when a person is at rest. The mainstay of treatment for CLI is surgical or endovascular repair. However, when these means of treatment are not suitable, due to anatomical reasons or comorbidities, treatment for pain is limited. Lumbar sympathectomy and prostanoids have both been shown to reduce pain from CLI in people who suffer from non-reconstructable PAD, but there is currently insufficient evidence to determine if one treatment is superior...
April 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657953/factors-affecting-follow-up-compliance-in-patients-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Patrick T Jasinski, Nicos Labropoulos, Olympia G Christoforatos, Apostolos K Tassiopoulos
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential factors affecting patient non-compliance after endovascular aneurysm repair. Method: We performed a retrospective review of patients undergoing elective or emergency endovascular repair for thoracic, abdominal aorta, or iliac artery aneurysm at a single institution from November 2007 to March 2014. Compliance to follow-up at 1, 6, and 12 months was assessed. Factors evaluated included patient demographics, size of aneurysm, distance between the patient's residence and outpatient clinic, urgency of surgery, and time of year in which the follow-up visits were scheduled...
October 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657479/minimally-invasive-mis-t%C3%A3-nnis-osteotomy-a-technical-annotation-and-review-of-short-term-results
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Balasubramanian Balakumar, Malek Racy, Sanjeev Madan
Aims: We detail a modified single incision approach to perform the Tonnis triple pelvic osteotomy by a minimally invasive approach. Patients and Methods: 12 children underwent minimally invasive Tonnis Osteotomy. There were five boys and seven girls in this study group. Average age was 11 years (9-15 years) at the time of surgery. Mean follow-up was 20.5 months (13-39 months). Results: The average preoperative Antero-Posterior (AP) Centre Edge (CE) angle was -8...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656937/mynxgrip%C3%A2-vascular-closure-device-versus-manual-compression-for-hemostasis-of-percutaneous-transfemoral-venous-access-closure-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-study
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Itsik Ben-Dor, Paige Craig, Rebecca Torguson, Toby Rogers, Kyle D Buchanan, Shreejana Pokharel, Jiaxiang Gai, Petros G Okubagzi, Lowell F Satler, Augusto D Pichard, Nevin C Baker, Ron Waksman
PURPOSE: Evaluate the safety of MynxGrip® for common femoral vein closure. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This is a multicenter, randomized, prospective study of 208 patients who were slated to undergo diagnostic/interventional procedures via femoral venous access. Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive venous hemostasis via MynxGrip® (n = 104) or manual compression (n = 104) utilizing 5, 6, and 7 Fr sheaths. Bilateral calf and thigh circumferences were measured serially...
March 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656582/hyperactive-cyclic-motor-activity-in-the-distal-colon-after-colonic-surgery-as-defined-by-high-resolution-colonic-manometry
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R Vather, G O'Grady, A Y Lin, P Du, C I Wells, D Rowbotham, J Arkwright, L K Cheng, P G Dinning, I P Bissett
BACKGROUND: Recovery after colonic surgery is invariably delayed by disturbed gut motility. It is commonly assumed that colonic motility becomes quiescent after surgery, but this hypothesis has not been evaluated rigorously. This study quantified colonic motility through the early postoperative period using high-resolution colonic manometry. METHODS: Fibre-optic colonic manometry was performed continuously before, during and after surgery in the left colon and rectum of patients undergoing right hemicolectomy, and in healthy controls...
April 14, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655814/safety-and-efficacy-of-arterial-closure-devices-in-an-office-based-angiosuite
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Lauren E Jones, Keun-Ho Yang, Robert W Feldtman, Pablo V Uceda, Craig A Ferrara, Joseph M Caruso, Jasmine L Richmond, Samuel S Ahn
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of 5 arterial closure devices in an outpatient endovascular surgery center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases using femoral arterial access performed between January 2012 and December 2013. Five different arterial closure devices (AngioSeal, Perclose, StarClose, ExoSeal, and Mynx) were used by 7 endovascular surgeons. All femoral arteries were accessed with 6F sheaths under ultrasound guidance...
April 12, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655771/iodinated-contrast-media-allergy-in-patients-hospitalized-for-investigation-of-chest-pain
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Guy Topaz, Adi Karas, Nuha Kassem, Yona Kitay-Cohen, David Pereg, Lotan Shilo, Adi Zoref-Lorenz, Alon Y Hershko
BACKGROUND: Iodinated contrast media (ICM) allergy may entail severe adverse events in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Premedication protocols and low-osmolality contrast media have been thought to improve the outcomes of these individuals. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and severity of allergic reactions during PCI in patients admitted for investigation of chest pain. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of 13,652 patients who were hospitalized with chest pain during the years 2010-2016, at the Department of Internal Medicine, Meir Medical Center...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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