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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913808/treatment-of-upper-extremity-venous-aneurysms-with-a-polytetrafluoroethylene-covered-stent
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David Parizh, Jesse Victory, Syed Ali Rizvi, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher
BACKGROUND: Venous aneurysms of the upper torso are uncommon in contrast to the abdomen and lower extremities. Mostly silent, they can cause significant morbidity. Large or symptomatic venous aneurysms are generally treated with open resection. To our knowledge, there are no documented cases of head and neck venous aneurysms treated by a hybrid endovascular and open approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old female presented with the complaint of pain and increasing size of a supraclavicular mass...
December 2, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910727/tannin-based-adhesive-for-protection-of-colonic-anastomosis-in-the-open-abdomen
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Youming Deng, Jianan Ren, Guopu Chen, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Jieshou Li
: Background:This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of tannin acid- polyethylene glycol (TP) adhesive on the wound healing process of primary colonic anastomosis in the open abdomen (OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adhesion strength test, degradation and hemostatic ability of TP were investigated. In a rat model, after standard colonic anastomoses, rats were divided into three groups: OA group; OA + FG (fibrin glue) group; OA + TP group. Five days after surgery, body weight, anastomotic bursting pressure (ABP), and histology of anastomotic tissue were evaluated...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908462/a-rare-case-of-perforated-sub-hepatic-appendicitis-a-challenging-differential-diagnosis-of-acute-abdomen-based-on-the-combination-of-appendicitis-and-maldescent-of-the-caecum
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Costanza Chiapponi, Olof Jannasch, Manuela Petersen, Wiebke Lessel, Christiane Bruns, Frank Meyer
Unusual locations of the appendix vermiformis can result in delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis. So an inflamed appendix in a sub-hepatic caecum caused by caecal maldescent for example can mimic cholecystitis, the pain being localized in the right upper quadrant. Here, we present a case of perforated sub-hepatic appendicitis with peritonitis, requiring open ileocaecal resection. Review of the existing literature has demonstrated that this pathology is uncommon, yet not so rare as one might presume...
November 21, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903349/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-tuberculous-primary-psoas-abscess
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Maimaiti Fulati, T Xu, Niyazi Maimaitiaili, Maimaiti Maierdan, H L Guo, C H Xun, B C Wang, W B Sheng
Objective: To retrospective analysis the clinical characteristics of diagnosis and treatment the disease of tuberculous psoas abscess (TPA). Method: The medical records of 13 consecutive patients presenting to our hospital with TPA were reviewed from November 2002 to December 2015.Demographic data, presenting features, predisposing factors and the investigations performed were recorded and the outcomes were analysed. Results: The thirteen patients were included, 11 cases all had lower backache, 6 cases had Lower abdomen or groin area pain, 2 cases had fever, eleven cases were treated with Open drainage, one with Ultrasound guided drainage, and the last case used antibiotics alone, median hospital stay of 35 days, follow-up showed no recurrence or death in patients...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901277/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-surgical-site-infections-after-vascular-surgery
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S Acosta, M Björck, A Wanhainen
BACKGROUND: Indications for negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in vascular surgical patients are expanding. The aim of this review was to outline the evidence for NPWT on open and closed wounds. METHODS: A PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library search from 2007 to June 2016 was performed combining the medical subject headings terms 'wound infection', 'abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)', 'fasciotomy', 'vascular surgery' and 'NPWT' or 'VAC'. RESULTS: NPWT of open infected groin wounds was associated with shorter duration of wound healing by 47 days, and was more cost-effective than alginate dressings in one RCT...
November 30, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900442/arthroscopic-revision-release-of-gluteal-muscle-contracture-after-failed-primary-open-surgery
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Xintao Zhang, Xiaocheng Jiang, Feilin He, Zuru Liang, Tian You, Dadi Jin, Wentao Zhang
PURPOSE: The treatment of gluteal muscle contracture (GMC) after failed primary open release surgery has rarely been reported in the literature. GMC is a troublesome health problem in some developing countries, and it can result in the limitation of patients' hip function, leading to the development of inferiority complexes. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of arthroscopic revision surgery after failed primary open release on patients with GMC. METHODS: A total of 278 hips of 140 patients who underwent arthroscopic revision procedures after failed primary open surgeries were gathered from the department files...
November 29, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898352/management-of-the-open-abdomen-using-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-in-severe-abdominal-sepsis-a-review-of-48-cases-in-hospital-mexico-costa-rica
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Pablo Sibaja, Alfredo Sanchez, Guillermo Villegas, Alvaro Apestegui, Esteban Mora
INTRODUCTION: Despite the numerous advances in recent years, severe abdominal sepsis (with associated organ failure associated with infection) remains a serious, life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate. OA is a viable alternative to the previously used scheduled repeat laparotomy or continuous peritoneal lavage. The use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has been described as a successful method of management of the open abdomen. Adding instillation of saline solution to NPWT in a programmed and controlled manner, could offer the clinician an additional tool for the management of complex septic abdomen...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898164/dexmedetomidine-reduces-catheter-related-bladder-discomfort-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study
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Yang Zhao Yun, Xu Jun Mei, Zhu Rong, Dai Ru Ping, Liu Lei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of dexmedetomidine in preventing catheterrelated bladder discomfort (CRBD) in a postanesthesia care unit (PACU). METHODS: A total of 138 consecutive adult male patients, classified by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as ASA class I and ASA class II, were scheduled for elective open upper-middle abdominal surgery. They were randomized into 2 groups, C and D, comprising 69 patients each. Group C was given a saline solution as placebo, and group D received dexmedetomidine...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874307/single-center-single-dose-open-label-randomized-two-period-crossover-study-on-the-bioavailability-of-methotrexate-administered-using-a-novel-prefilled-needle-free-delivery-system-zeneo
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Boris Bienvenu, Achille Aouba, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Celine Verstuyft
OBJECTIVE: ZENEO (Crossject, Chenôve, France) is a needle-free injection device. We performed a pharmacokinetic study to investigate the bioequivalence of methotrexate administered subcutaneously using either ZENEO or a conventional needle and syringe. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a single-dose, open-label, laboratory-blind, randomized crossover study performed in adult healthy volunteers. Each participant received two methotrexate injections (each 25 mg), one via ZENEO and one via conventional injection, with a 21-28 day wash-out interval between dosing...
November 22, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866658/effect-of-modulated-electrohyperthermia-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-oral-transmucosal-fentanyl-citrate-in-healthy-volunteers
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Sun Young Lee, Min-Gul Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether changes occur in fentanyl absorption and disposition when administered in conjunction with modulated electrohyperthermia (mEHT) treatment. METHODS: A randomized, single-dose, crossover, open-label study was used to investigate the effect of mEHT on the pharmacokinetic properties of fentanyl in 12 healthy volunteers. The 12 healthy volunteers were each administered a single dose of oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate (OTFC) or a single dose of OTFC with mEHT...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855712/blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-during-ovariohysterectomy-in-pyometra-and-control-dogs-a-preliminary-investigation
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Odd Viking Höglund, Johanna Lövebrant, Ulf Olsson, Katja Höglund
BACKGROUND: Surgery causes a stress response, a physiologic response to trauma. The intraoperative surgical stress response in dogs diagnosed with pyometra has not previously been described. The aim of this study was to investigate the intraoperative surgical stress response, assessed by blood pressure and heart rate measurements, in dogs diagnosed with pyometra and healthy controls. All dogs were premedicated with acepromazine and methadone, anaesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with isoflurane, where after the dogs were subjected to ovariohysterectomy...
November 17, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851212/1577-a-low-cost-low-resource-device-for-primary-fascial-closure-in-the-open-abdomen
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Rishi Rattan, Nicholas Namias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822325/spontaneous-cholecysto-cutaneous-fistula-draining-through-an-old-abdominal-surgical-scar
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Mukesh Surya, Pawan Soni, Kshama Nimkar
BACKGROUND: Though cholelithiasis and cholecystitis are common clinical problems, spontaneous cholecysto-cutaneous fistula is a rare complication of cholelithiasis in present-day practice. Very few cases have been reported in literature after 1950s. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old male presented with pain and discharging sinus in the upper abdomen. Ultrasonography and computed tomography confirmed the presence of perforation of the gall bladder and cholecysto-cutaneous fistula...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819161/performance-of-the-pegfilgrastim-on-body-injector-as-studied-with-placebo-buffer-in-healthy-volunteers
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Rajeshree S Joshi, Ogo I Egbuna, Alex S Cairns, Michael J Friedman, Bassam Abosaleem, Maureen T Reiner, Phuong Khanh Morrow
OBJECTIVE: The pegfilgrastim on-body injector (OBI) is a single-use, disposable, battery-powered injector that is designed to automatically deliver a single subcutaneous dose of pegfilgrastim beginning approximately 27 hours after activation and continuing over approximately 45 minutes. In this open-label study, we assessed performance of the OBI delivering placebo buffer in healthy volunteers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Healthy men and women aged 18-55 years, with a body mass index of 18-35 kg/m(2), were enrolled...
December 2, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803955/open-repair-of-aaa-in-a-high-volume-center
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Lazar B Davidovic, Milanko Maksic, Igor Koncar, Nikola Ilic, Marko Dragas, Nikola Fatic, Miroslav Markovic, Igor Banzic, Perica Mutavdzic
OBJECTIVE: To assess results of open repair (OR) of AAA in a single high volume center. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected data of 450 patients who underwent elective OR of AAA at the Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of the Serbian Clinical Centre in the period between January 2013 and September 2014. RESULTS: Postoperative death occurred in seven patients (1. 55%) during the first 30 postoperative days. The mortality was caused by: uncontrolled bleeding-1, acute myocardial infarction-1, ischemic colitis-2, MOFS-2, sepsis due to infection and dehiscence of laparotomy wound-1...
November 1, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790413/variations-in-the-origin-and-course-of-right-hepatic-artery-and-its-surgical-significance
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Narayanaperumal Mugunthan, Rajendran Kannan, Christilda Felicia Jebakani, Jayaram Anbalagan
INTRODUCTION: Variations in the Right Hepatic Artery (RHA) are exceedingly common and these variations are of great importance to surgeons and interventional radiologists. A thorough knowledge of the right hepatic arterial anatomy is mandatory while performing hepatic surgery and hepatic arteriography. AIM: To find out the variations in the origin and course of the RHA and its surgical significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in 60 embalmed adult cadavers of both sexes of age group between 50 to 80 years...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756410/stiff-person-syndrome-in-south-asia
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Thashi Chang, Bethan Lang, Angela Vincent
BACKGROUND: Stiff person syndrome is a highly disabling, progressive autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system characterized by muscle rigidity and spasms. Stiff person syndrome is rare, but is believed to be under diagnosed with only 14 cases been reported among a 1.7 billion population in South Asia. We report the first authenticated case from Sri Lanka. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old Sri Lankan female presented with difficulty in walking and recurrent falls due to progressive muscular rigidity in her lower limbs and trunk with superimposed muscle spasms that occurred in response to unexpected noise, startle or emotional upset...
October 18, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747112/laparoscopic-resection-of-pancreatic-tail-solid-pseudopapillary-tumour-in-a-young-male
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W G P Kanchana, R A A Shaminda, K B Galketiya, V Pinto, D Walisinghe, S Wijetunge, R Heendeniya
Background. Solid Pseudopapillary Tumours of the pancreas are a rare entity and more commonly seen in women than in men. These tumours have typically reached large sizes when clinically detected. Case Description. A 21-year-old male was found to have a left hypochondrial mass on physical examination following a trivial soft tissue injury. Contrast-enhanced computed topography (CT) of the abdomen showed a 10.3 × 7.6 × 10.3 cm size arising from the body and the tail of the pancreas. He underwent laparoscopic resection of distal pancreatic tumour en bloc with spleen...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746522/anesthetic-management-of-intestinal-obstruction-a-postgraduate-educational-review
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S Parthasarathy, R Sripriya, N Krishnaveni
Intestinal obstruction is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Scientific assessment of the cause, site of obstruction, appropriate correction of the fluid deficit and electrolyte imbalance with preoperative stabilization of blood gases is ideal as a preoperative workup. Placement of a preoperative epidural catheter especially in the thoracic interspace takes care of perioperative pain and stress reduction. Intraoperative management by controlled general anesthesia administering a relative high inspired fraction of oxygen with invasive monitoring in selected sick cases is mandatory...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728891/comparison-of-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-incidence-in-gastrointestinal-and-gynecologic-solid-tumors
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Tina Melancon, Cory Bivona, Susan Klenke, Michelle Rockey, Jane Huh, Dave Henry, Dennis Grauer, Mazin Al-Kasspooles, Gary Johnson, Evelyn Reynolds, Julia Chapman
INTRODUCTION: Studies have shown the benefit of 28days of extended postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis for patients undergoing major cancer surgery in the abdomen or pelvis. We retrospectively evaluated the VTE incidence at the University of Kansas Hospital between gynecologic (GYN) cancer patients, who receive extended prophylaxis, and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients, who do not. METHODS: Patients were evaluated between January of 2010 and December of 2013, and VTE data for eligible patients were collected for 30 and 90days postoperatively...
October 6, 2016: Thrombosis Research
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