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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155111/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-synovial-cysts-in-the-elderly-symptoms-treatment-course-and-outcome-in-patients-over-75-years
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Markus Bruder, Florian Gessler, Adriano Cattani, Christian Droste, Volker Seifert, Matthias Setzer, Gerhard Marquardt
OBJECTIVE: The ongoing aging of our society leads to a rising number of elderly patients with progressive degeneration of the spine, associated with synovial cysts. In the elderly, surgical treatment may be particularly challenging because of comorbidities. METHODS: Patients treated in our department between 1999 and 2014 for spinal synovial cysts were screened. The 28 patients aged 75 years and older were classified as "elderly". Those were compared with 96 patients between 50 and 74 years...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154749/complications-and-monitoring-of-percutaneous-renal-biopsy-a-retrospective-study%C3%A2
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Yvette Feldmann, Klaas Böer, Gunter Wolf, Martin Busch
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Percutaneous renal biopsy is a necessary tool to diagnose renal diseases but complications may still occur. The aims of this study were to detect the rate of complications, possible risk factors and to identify the necessity of routine post-biopsy controls at 4 - 6, and 24 hours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included 500 consecutive biopsies of native and allograft kidneys performed at the Jena University Hospital...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154701/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-mesenteric-arterioportal-fistulas-in-two-dogs
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Christina J Cocca, Chick Weisse, Allyson C Berent, Robert Rosen
CASE DESCRIPTION Two Pembroke Welsh Corgis with gastrointestinal signs including inappetence, diarrhea, lethargy, and hypersalivation were referred for evaluation. CLINICAL FINDINGS Diagnostic testing included abdominal ultrasonography and CT angiography. One patient had a cranial mesenteric artery-to-mesenteric vein fistula with multiple acquired extrahepatic portosystemic shunts. The second patient had both cranial and caudal mesenteric artery-to-mesenteric vein fistulas and multiple acquired extrahepatic portosystemic shunts...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154411/effect-of-graft-size-matching-on-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation-at-a-single-center
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Jun-Jie Li, Cai-Hua Zu, Shi-Peng Li, Wei Gao, Zhong-Yang Shen, Jin-Zhen Cai
We retrospectively analyzed 252 patients with end-stage liver disease who had undergone LDLT from January 2009 to September 2015. Of these, 25 had a GRWR of <2.0% (Group A), 204 had a GRWR of ≥2.0% or <4.0% (Group B), and 23 had a GRWR ≥4.0% (Group C). The three GRWR groups demonstrated similar characteristics, except for recipient age and recipient BMI. The overall one, two, and three-year graft survival rates were 95.1%, 93.5%, and 93.5%, respectively. However, among the three groups, graft survival rates at one year, two years and three years were significantly different (P=0...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153509/transcatheter-embolization-of-a-giant-coronary-artery-pseudoaneurysm
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Pratik Dalal, Divyashree Varma, Ripa Chakravorty, Salil Sethi, Steven Bailey, Anand Prasad
A 53-year-old diabetic male with sternal dehiscence presented with recurrent staphylococcus bacteremia 2years after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). He was found to have a giant right coronary artery (RCA) pseudoaneurysm and a coronary cameral fistula on imaging. Due to excessive surgical risk, the patient underwent percutaneous treatment with a 5mm Amplatzer vascular plug 4 (St. Jude Medical, St.Paul, MN). Post-procedure imaging showed successful cessation of flow into the pseudoaneurysm and follow-up CT scan demonstrated significant improvement in the size of the pseudoaneurysm...
November 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153260/diagnostic-criteria-for-patulous-eustachian-tube-a-proposal-by-the-japan-otological-society
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Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Masahiro Morita, Satoshi Yoshioka, Kunihiro Mizuta, Shigeto Ohta, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Tatsuya Hayashi, Akihiro Kaneko, Nobumasa Yamaguchi, Sho Hashimoto, Hiromi Kojima, Shingo Murakami, Haruo Takahashi
Patulous Eustachian Tube (PET) is of increasing importance in otology. However, despite the abundance of diseases requiring a differential diagnosis from PET, such as superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome, perilymphatic fistula, acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss, etc., there are currently no established diagnostic criteria for PET. In view of these circumstances, the Japan Otological Society (JOS) Eustachian Tube Committee proposed the diagnostic criteria for Patulous Eustachian Tube in 2012, in order to promote clinical research on PET...
November 15, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152924/population-based-birth-defects-data-in-the-united-states-2010-2014-a-focus-on-gastrointestinal-defects
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Philip J Lupo, Jennifer L Isenburg, Jason L Salemi, Cara T Mai, Rebecca F Liberman, Mark A Canfield, Glenn Copeland, Sarah Haight, Sanjiv Harpavat, Adrienne T Hoyt, Cynthia A Moore, Wendy N Nembhard, Hoang N Nguyen, Rachel E Rutkowski, Amy Steele, C J Alverson, Erin B Stallings, Russell S Kirby
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal defects are a phenotypically and etiologically diverse group of malformations. Despite their combined prevalence and clinical impact, little is known about the epidemiology of these birth defects. Therefore, the objective of the 2017 National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) data brief was to better describe the occurrence of gastrointestinal defects. METHODS: As part of the 2017 NBDPN annual report, 28 state programs provided additional data on gastrointestinal defects for the period 2010-2014...
November 1, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152760/the-national-landscape-of-unplanned-30-day-readmissions-after-total-laryngectomy
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Rocco Ferrandino, Jonathan Garneau, Scott Roof, Caitlin Pacheco, Priti Poojary, Aparna Saha, Kinsuk Chauhan, Brett Miles
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Examine rates of readmission after total laryngectomy and determine primary etiologies, timing, and risk factors for unplanned readmission. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The Nationwide Readmissions Database was queried for patients who underwent total laryngectomy between January 2013 and November 2013. Patient-, procedure-, admission-, and institution-level characteristics were compared for patients with and without unplanned 30-day readmission...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152470/fluoroscopy-guided-combined-surgical-endovascular-treatment-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistula
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So Hee Park, Jong-Hoon Kim, Chul-Hoon Chang, Young-Jin Jung
For dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF), when the usual endovascular or neurosurgical approaches are difficult to treat, multi-modal treatment can be helpful. We present a case of a 71-year-old woman with DAVF, who presented with an intracerebral haemorrhage. Digital subtraction angiography revealed a DAVF of the transverse sinus, with cortical venous reflux. Transvenous and transarterial approaches for coil embolization failed. In the operating room, a small craniotomy was performed, and coil embolization was done under fluoroscopy...
June 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152291/spontaneous-cholecystocolic-fistula-an-uncommon-complication-of-chronic-cholecystitis
#10
Vishakha Agrawal, Utsav Joshi, Sujan Manandhar
Cholecystocolic fistula, a rare complication of long-standing gallstone disease, is a diagnostic challenge owing to nonspecific clinical presentation and lack of accurate preprocedural diagnostic modalities. In case of incidental discovery of the fistula during the surgical procedure, excision of the fistula with repair of the colonic defect is imperative.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151798/how-to-deal-with-penile-carcinoma-inguinal-metastases-invading-femoral-vessels
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Marius Fodor, Bogdan Petrut, Lucian Fodor
Penile cancer accounts for 1-10% of men neoplastic diseases and 30-60% of patients have inguinal metastases at the time of diagnosis. Inguinal metastases of penile cancer with femoral vessel involvement could lead to vascular fistula and hemorrhagic shock. We present 3 consecutive patients with inguinal metastases of penile cancer complicated by infection and hemorrhage from femoral vessels invaded by the tumor. Simultaneous extra-anatomical axillo-femoral bypass graft, wide excision of tumor and groin defect reconstruction was used to achieve "tumor-free" oncologic aim and to save the lower limb...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151789/discriminative-role-of-brachial-artery-doppler-parameters-in-correlation-with-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula
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Burak Mehmet Çildağ, Kutsi Ömer Faruk Köseoğlu
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the flow volume and resistive index parameters of the brachial artery in the functioning and dysfunctioning radiocephalic and brachiocephalic hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF). Methods: 82 patients were distributed into three groups according to their hemodialysis function - as normal function, decreased pump flow and increased venous pressure. Flow volumes and resistive indexes (RI) of the brachial artery of radiocephalic and brachiocephalic AVFs were measured by Doppler ultrasound...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151703/3d-printed-fistula-stent-designed-for-management-of-enterocutaneous-fistula-an-advanced-strategy
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Jin-Jian Huang, Jian-An Ren, Ge-Fei Wang, Zong-An Li, Xiu-Wen Wu, Hua-Jian Ren, Song Liu
Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECFs) are great challenges during the open abdomen. The loss of digestive juice, water-electrolyte imbalance and malnutrition are intractable issues during management of ECF. Techniques such as "fistula patch" and vacuum-assisted closure therapy have been applied to prevent contamination of open abdominal wounds by intestinal fistula drainage. However, failures are encountered due to high-output fistula and anatomical complexity. Here, we report 3D-printed patient-personalized fistula stent for ECF treatment based on 3D reconstruction of the fistula image...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151534/a-case-of-colobronchial-fistula-causing-foul-smelling-sputum-with-a-fecal-odor
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Kazuhiro Kosugi, Tomohiro Nishi, Tatsuyuki Iijima, Tetsuya Tanimoto
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November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151493/surgical-treatment-of-coronary-to-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-in-adults
#15
Yangsin Lee, Yoshihiro Naruse, Keita Tanaka
Coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas (CPAFs) are abnormal communications between the coronary and pulmonary arteries. They are an uncommon congenital heart disease and usually remain asymptomatic until later in life. However, there is no consensus on their management. We present four adult patients who required surgery for coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas to illuminate this issue. The clinical presentations were variable depending on the anatomical features of coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas and the presence or absence of other cardiac diseases...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151478/low-incidence-of-esophageal-lesions-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-contact-force-sensing-catheter-without-esophageal-temperature-probe
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Christian Blockhaus, Patrick Müller, Stephan Vom Dahl, Silke Leonhardt, Dieter Häussinger, Shqipe Gerguri, Lucas Clasen, Jan Schmidt, Muhammed Kurt, Christoph Brinkmeyer, Malte Kelm, Dong-In Shin, Hisaki Makimoto
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a cornerstone therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF). Although severe complications are rather rare, the development of an atrio-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a fatal complication with a very high mortality even after surgical treatment. The use of esophageal temperature probes (ETP) during PVI may protect the esophagus but it is still under debate since the ETP may also lead to esophageal lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical safety of PVI using contact-force (CF) sensing catheter without esophageal temperature monitoring...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151284/association-between-initial-vascular-access-and-survival-in-hemodialysis-according-to-age
#17
Ha Yeon Kim, Eun Hui Bae, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim
Background/Aims: This study aims to demonstrate whether the association between initial vascular access and mortality among hemodialysis patients varies by age. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study that included 2,552 patients who started hemodialysis. Vascular access was divided into three categories: percutaneous catheter, tunneled cuffed catheter, and arteriovenous (AV) access. Results: Survival rates for patients who received a central venous catheter, such as percutaneous or tunneled cuffed catheter, aged 65 to 74 years and those ≥ 75 years were reduced, but not for those aged < 65 years (log-rank test; p < 0...
November 20, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150418/immune-enhancing-formulas-for-patients-with-cancer-undergoing-esophagectomy-systematic-review-protocol
#18
Astrid Naranjo, Elizabeth Isenring, Laisa Teleni
BACKGROUND: Adult patients with an esophageal cancer can potentially be compromised with postoperative leaks or fistulae if patients' nutritional status is in a vulnerable stage. Currently in Australia, there is a growing need for clinicians to know whether use of immune-enhancing formulas (IEFs) containing Arg, omega-3, and RNA are a cost-effective approach compared with isonitrogenous-isocaloric formulas to reduce postoperative infectious complications in esophagectomy patients. Since IEFs may carry higher costs, this has led to inconsistencies in practice among clinicians and hospitals...
November 17, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150368/the-utility-of-ercp-in-pediatric-pancreatic-trauma
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Eric H Rosenfeld, Adam M Vogel, Denise B Klinkner, Mauricio Escobar, Barbara Gaines, Robert Russell, Brendan Campbell, Hale Wills, Anthony Stallion, David Juang, Rajan K Thakkar, Jeffrey Upperman, Mubeen Jafri, Randall Burd, Bindi J Naik-Mathuria
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an adjunct for pediatric pancreatic injury management, but its use and utility in pediatric patients are unclear. We set out to evaluate the use of ERCP and its effects on outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for children who had pancreatic injuries at 22 pediatric trauma centers between 2010 and 2015. ERCP details and outcomes were collected. Analysis was performed using descriptive statistics and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149954/preoperative-risk-factors-associated-with-urinary-complications-after-kidney-transplantation
#20
T Bessede, Y Hammoudi, D Bedretdinova, B Parier, H Francois, A Durrbach, G Benoit
BACKGROUND: Only surgically irrelevant risk factors including sex, African-American ancestry, or exceptional U-stitch anastomosis have been identified to associate with urinary complications after kidney transplantation. The objective was to identify modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors associated with urinary complications after kidney transplantation. METHODS: A single-center study of 3,129 kidney transplants performed over 40 years was conducted to identify independent risk factors using χ(2) tests and logistic regression analysis...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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