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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320117/use-of-social-media-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-dravet-syndrome-a-caregiver-s-perspective
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Rushna Ali, Mona Elsayed, Manpreet Kaur, Ellen Air, Naznin Mahmood, Jules Constantinou, Jason Schwalb
BACKGROUND: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare genetic epilepsy syndrome which is particularly pharmacoresistant. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is commonly used in the treatment of DS as an adjunct to medical therapy. A meaningful assessment of post-surgical outcomes with VNS is difficult given the rarity of the condition. OBJECTIVE: In a novel approach, we used social media to contact patients with DS to gather data on post-surgical seizure reduction and overall satisfaction with VNS...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319600/early-and-late-factors-impacting-patient-and-graft-outcome-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation-summary-of-an-espghan-monothematic-conference
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Valérie A McLin, Upton Allen, Olivia Boyer, John Bucuvalas, Michele Colledan, Maria-Cristina Cuturi, Lorenzo d'Antiga, Dominique Debray, Antal Dezsofi, Jean de Ville de Goyet, Anil Dhawan, Ozlem Durmaz, Christine Falk, Sandy Feng, Björn Fischler, Stéphanie Franchi-Abella, Esteban Frauca, Rainer Ganschow, Stephen Gottschalk, Nedim Hadzic, Loreto Hierro, Simon Horslen, Stefan Hubscher, Vincent Karam, Deirdre Kelly, Britta Maecker-Kolhoff, George Mazariegos, Patrick McKiernan, Anette Melk, Valerio Nobili, Funda Ozgenç, Raymond Reding, Marco Sciveres, Khalid Sharif, Piotr Socha, Christian Toso, Pietro Vajro, Anita Verma, Barbara E Wildhaber, Ulrich Baumann
As pediatric liver transplantation comes of age, experts gathered to discuss current paradigms and define gaps in knowledge warranting research to further improve patient and graft outcomes. Identified areas ripe for collaborative research include understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of tolerance and the role of donor-specific antibodies, considering ways to expand donor pool, minimizing long term side effects of immunosuppression, and fine-tuning surgical techniques to minimize biliary and vascular complications...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319477/emerging-techniques-in-truly-minimal-invasive-treatment-options-of-benign-prostatic-obstruction
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Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Thomas Kunit
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Benign prostatic enlargement is a common age-related condition, affecting over 50% of men aged more than 60 years. Side effects of medical therapy and significant morbidity of transurethral resection of the prostate and open surgery led to the development of so-called minimally invasive procedures, with the aim to be efficient but with less morbidity and shorter or no hospitalization. For this review, a systematic literature was performed. We report recent results in different treatment options for benign prostate hypoplasia (BPH) and recommend the best minimal-invasive treatment for BPH...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
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Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319431/evaluation-of-the-risk-factors-for-a-rotator-cuff-retear-after-repair-surgery
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Yeong Seok Lee, Jeung Yeol Jeong, Chan-Deok Park, Seung Gyoon Kang, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: A retear is a significant clinical problem after rotator cuff repair. However, no study has evaluated the retear rate with regard to the extent of footprint coverage. PURPOSE: To evaluate the preoperative and intraoperative factors for a retear after rotator cuff repair, and to confirm the relationship with the extent of footprint coverage. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from 693 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between January 2006 and December 2014...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319318/urinary-continence-recovery-after-radical-prostatectomy-anatomic-reconstructive-and-nerve-sparing-techniques-to-improve-outcomes
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Christian P Pavlovich, Bernardo Rocco, Sasha C Druskin, John W Davis
In an editorial board moderated debate format, two experts in prostate cancer surgery are challenged with presenting the key strategies in radical prostatectomy that improve urinary functional outcomes. Dr Bernardo Rocco was tasked with arguing the facts that support the anatomic preservation and reconstruction steps that improve continence. Drs. Christian Pavlovich and Sasha Druskin were tasked with arguing the facts supporting neurovascular bundle and high anterior release surgical planes that improve continence...
March 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318981/idiopathic-intradural-dorsal-thoracic-arachnoid-cysts-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Heath French, Arjuna Somasundaram, Michael Biggs, Jonathon Parkinson, Rodney Allan, Jonathon Ball, Nicholas Little
BACKGROUND: Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts (SIAC) are cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) filled sacs formed by arachnoid membranes and may be either idiopathic or acquired. Idiopathic cysts represent a separate entity and their aetiology remains uncertain. By far the most difficult differential diagnosis is distinguishing between idiopathic anterior spinal cord herniation (IASCH) and dorsal thoracic intradural arachnoid cysts (TIAC), due to their similarity in radiological appearance. Cine-mode (SSFP) is emerging as a novel technique in the diagnosis and operative planning of SIAC...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318927/classical-versus-custom-orbital-wall-reconstruction-selected-factors-regarding-surgery-and-hospitalization
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Rafał Zieliński, Marta Malińska, Marcin Kozakiewicz
PURPOSE: Nowadays, in orbital wall reconstruction, maxillofacial surgeons have the possibility to treat patients in modern ways such as with individual implants. Nevertheless, conventional treatment including standard titanium mesh shaped during the surgical procedure is also widely used. The aim of this study was to compare the above methods of orbital wall reconstructions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the first group (39 cases), patients were treated by means of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) milled individual implants made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, dioxide zirconium and rapid prototyping titanium mesh pre-bent on an ABS model made by a three-dimensional (3D) printer...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318923/treatment-outcome-in-orthognathic-surgery-a-prospective-comparison-of-accuracy-in-computer-assisted-two-and-three-dimensional-prediction-techniques
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Martin Bengtsson, Gert Wall, Patricia Miranda-Burgos, Lars Rasmusson
The main objective of the present study was to assess the accuracy of two- and three-dimensional prediction techniques in orthognathic surgery. It was also a test of the very planning sequence. The scientific question was how well does the software support the surgeon in his way to find the perfect correction of the facial appearance while normalizing the occlusion? Thirty patients with a class III occlusion were included in this prospective study. Surgical planning with both techniques were undertaken for all patients...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318856/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-era-a-single-center-registry
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Ana Rita G Francisco, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Pedro Carrilho Ferreira, Cláudia Jorge, Doroteia Silva, Eduardo Infante de Oliveira, Fausto J Pinto, Pedro Canas da Silva
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has been limited by the risk of complications and restenosis. However, growing use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revived interest in this technique. We analyzed the current indications for BAV and outcomes in a single center. METHODS: Acute results and long-term outcomes were analyzed in a retrospective single-center registry of patients undergoing BAV between January 2013 and January 2016...
March 16, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318741/neonatal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-without-sedation-correlates-with-injury-severity-in-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
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Andrea S Bauer, Peter Y Shen, Anna E Nidecker, Paul S Lee, Michelle A James
PURPOSE: Which infants with brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) should undergo microsurgical plexus reconstruction remains controversial. The current gold standard for the decision for plexus reconstruction is serial clinical examinations, but this approach obviates the possibility of early surgical treatment. We hypothesize that a new technique using 3-dimensional volumetric proton density magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without sedation can evaluate the severity of BPBP injury earlier than serial clinical examinations...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318538/dynamic-intraligamentary-stabilization-versus-conventional-acl-reconstruction-a-matched-study-on-return-to-work
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Kathrin S Bieri, Stefan M Scholz, Sandro Kohl, Emin Aghayev, Lukas P Staub
PURPOSE: The dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS) technique is based on a different treatment approach than ACL reconstruction in that it intends to promote self-healing of the ligament. It is only recommended for acute injuries (<21days). The purpose of the present study was to compare DIS and ACLR with respect to the extent of work incapacity, revision rates, secondary arthroscopies, and treatment costs during recovery. METHODS: The study was a post-hoc analysis of prospectively collected data in the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA) database...
March 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318494/the-role-of-the-irreversible-electroporation-in-the-hepato-pancreatico-biliary-surgery
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Patricia Sánchez-Velázquez, Pierre-Alain Clavien
Irreversible electroporation is a novel technique growing in popularity over the last years among the ablative modalities. Its unique action mechanism produces irreversible nanopores in the membrane of the cell leading to apoptosis; therefore irreversible electroporation can be used to ablate substantial volumes of tissue without the undesirable thermal effects as the "heat sink effect". Moreover the extracellular matrix is left unperturbed, thus sparing the structural architecture of surrounding structures such as bile ducts and blood vessels...
March 16, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317830/-experience-of-organ-spare-sialolitiasis-treatment-using-sialoendoscopy
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V N Balin, S Yu Zolotukhin
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of organ spare sialolitiasis treatment by sialoscopy-guided techniques. The study included 317 patients with parotid and submandibular sialolitiasis. In 22 patients conventional surgical approach was used because of distal location and larger size of concrements, while in 295 miniinvasive sialoscopy-guided procedures were performed. The use of sialoscopy-guided approach drastically diminished the rate of submandibular glands extirpations (performed in 5% of patients), as well as early and long-term surgical complications...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317788/current-status-of-transcatheter-mitral-valve-therapy-in-europe-results-from-an-eapci-survey-part-ii
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Anna Sonia Petronio, Piera Capranzano, Emanuele Barbato, Nicolò Piazza, Andreas Baumbach, Michael Haude, Stephan Windecker
AIMS: The European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (EAPCI) assessed the current status of transcatheter valve therapy in Europe through a web-based survey. Our aim here was to report the results of that survey regarding trends in percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 301 European centres participating in the overall EAPCI survey, 246 (81.7%) responded to the PMVR section questions. A total of 176 (71.5%) have been undertaking a PMVR programme...
March 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317677/trends-in-cataract-surgery-training-curricula
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Mona Lotfipour, Ramunas Rolius, Erik B Lehman, Seth M Pantanelli, Ingrid U Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate trends in cataract surgery training curricula and factors affecting timing of resident participation as a primary surgeon. SETTING: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of anonymous survey results. METHODS: A description of the study and link to an online survey was e-mailed to program directors of each ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317675/pupilloplasty-for-pupil-size-attenuation-to%C3%A2-prevent-pupillary-capture-theory-of%C3%A2-quintet%C3%A2-in-glued-iol
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Priya Narang, Amar Agarwal
We describe a pupilloplasty procedure to prevent a captive iris and to narrow the pupillary aperture and its associated complications. We also describe 5 surgical techniques in combination-vertical glued IOL, peripheral iridectomy, anterior sclerotomy, pupilloplasty, and application of a trocar anterior chamber maintainer-performed in eyes with a large WTW diameter; that is, the quintet in glued IOL. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Neither author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317665/preparation-of-ultrathin-grafts-for-descemet-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty-with-a-single-microkeratome%C3%A2-pass
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Vito Romano, Bernhard Steger, Jayavani Myneni, Mark Batterbury, Colin E Willoughby, Stephen B Kaye
We present a technique to achieve ultrathin Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). Using a simple method of controlling artificial anterior chamber pressure and drying the corneal surface, it was possible to thin the donor cornea at a rate of 11 μm a minute. When the donor cornea was between 500 μm and 510 μm, a single pass was made using a 350 μm microkeratome head followed by a peripheral dissection. The resulting mean graft thickness was 83.2 μm ± 14.9 (SD) (range 50 to 98 μm) with a mean peripheral graft edge thickness of 106...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317664/posterior-chamber-phakic-intraocular-lenses-to-improve-visual-outcomes-in-keratoconus-patients
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REVIEW
José Juan Esteve-Taboada, Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, José F Alfonso, Robert Montés-Micó
The aim of this review is to summarize the results of using posterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses (pIOLs) to restore quality of vision in keratoconus patients. These pIOLs can correct the refractive errors associated with keratoconus and can also be combined with other surgical techniques to improve the results.
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317528/surgical-therapies-for-vitiligo
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REVIEW
Tasneem F Mohammad, Iltefat H Hamzavi
Surgical management is a safe and effective treatment modality for select patients with vitiligo. Many techniques of vitiligo surgery exist, each with unique advantages and disadvantages. Preoperative screening for appropriate candidates, selection of surgical technique, and postoperative management are all key elements in enabling patients to achieve maximal repigmentation.
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
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