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Raquel Núñez-Ramos, Soledad Montoro, Marcello Bellusci, María Rosa Del Fresno-Valencia, Marta Germán-Díaz, Pedro Urruzuno, Enrique Medina, Javier Manzanares
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to analyze the characteristics of patients with acute liver failure (ALF) in our center and evaluate the prognostic value of the Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) score calculated at admission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with ALF younger than 15 years between 2005 and 2013 was performed. Information collected included age, sex, etiology of ALF, laboratory tests, PELD score, stage of encephalopathy, and need for liver support devices such as MARS and/or liver transplant (LT) and survival...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Prathima Nandivada, Meredith A Baker, Paul D Mitchell, Alison A O'Loughlin, Alexis K Potemkin, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Sarah J Carlson, Duy T Dao, Gillian L Fell, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder
BACKGROUND: Parenteral fish-oil (FO) therapy is a safe and effective treatment for intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD). Patients whose cholestasis does not resolve with FO may progress to end-stage liver disease. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify factors associated with the failure of FO therapy in treating IFALD to guide prognostication and referral guidelines. DESIGN: Prospectively collected data for patients treated with FO at Boston Children's Hospital from 2004 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Xinhua Li, Yingchao Han, Zhi Di, Jian Cui, Jie Pan, MingJie Yang, Guixin Sun, Jun Tan, Lijun Li
This study aims to compare the advantages and disadvantage of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) and standard discectomy (SD) for the treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LDH). We searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science and Cochrane databases for relevant trials that compare PELD and SD for the treatment of LDH. The Cochrane Collaboration's Revman 5.3 software was used for data analyses. This meta-analysis compiled 1301 cases from four random controlled trials and three retrospective studies...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Menekse Oksar, Tulin Gumus, Orhan Kanbak
Percutaneous endoscopic laser discectomy (PELD) is a painful intervention that requires deep sedation and analgesia. However, sedation should be light at some point because cooperation by the patient during the procedure is required for successful surgical treatment. Light sedation poses a problem for endotracheal intubation, while patients placed in the prone position during percutaneous endoscopic discectomy pose a problem for airway management. Therefore, under these conditions, sedation should be not deeper than required...
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Wenfeng Ruan, Fan Feng, Zhengye Liu, Jiangtao Xie, Lin Cai, Ansong Ping
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical results of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) and open lumbar microdiscectomy (OLM) for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH). METHODS: Randomized controlled trials or non-randomized controlled trials published from the time when databases were built to March 2016 that compared the clinical effectiveness of PELD and OLM surgical approaches for the treatment of LDH were acquired by a comprehensive search in four electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane library)...
July 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Yong Ahn, Il-Tae Jang, Woo-Kyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) for high-grade migrated disc herniation has been regarded as a challenging task, but because of the remarkable improvement in navigable instruments and advanced epiduroscopic technique, it can be used for the treatment of high- or very high-grade migrated disc herniation. The purpose of this study was to describe in detail the standardized technique of transforaminal PELD for very high-grade migrated disc herniation and demonstrate the clinical results...
August 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Junlong Wu, Chao Zhang, Wenjie Zheng, Christopher S Hong, Changqing Li, Yue Zhou
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc herniations at the L1-L2 and L2-L3 levels have unique characteristics that result in worse surgical outcomes after traditional microdiscectomy compared with herniation at L3-L4. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics, clinical presentation, and outcomes of patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) at L1-L2 and L2-L3, compared with those who underwent PELD at L3-L4. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the clinical data from 55 patients who underwent PELD for single-level lumbar disc herniation between 2008 and 2014, at a mean follow-up of 29...
August 2016: World Neurosurgery
Jianwei Du, Xiangyu Tang, Xin Jing, Ningdao Li, Yan Wang, Xifeng Zhang
PURPOSE: This study reports a new approach for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar iscectomy (PELD), especially for soft, highly down-migrated lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Seven patients with soft, highly down-migrated lumbar disc herniation who underwent PELD via a translaminar approach under local anaesthesia from January 2013 to June 2015, including five patients who underwent failed PELD in other hospitals, were retrospectively analyzed. Clinical outcomes were evaluated according to pre-operative and post-operative visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, Oswestry disability index (ODI) scores and post-operative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
June 2016: International Orthopaedics
Chul-Woo Lee, Kang-Jun Yoon, Sang-Soo Ha, Joon-Ki Kang
To describe the details of the foraminoplastic superior vertebral notch approach (FSVNA) with reamers in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) and to demonstrate the clinical outcomes in limited indications of PELD. Retrospective data were collected from 64 patients who underwent PELD with FSVNA from August 2012 to April 2014. Inclusion criteria were high grade migrated disc, high canal compromised disc, and disc protrusion combined with foraminal stenosis. The clinical outcomes were assessed using by the visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and modified MacNab criteria...
March 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Jinwei Ying, Kelun Huang, Minyu Zhu, Beibei Zhou, Yu Wang, Bi Chen, Honglin Teng
Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is gradually regarded as an effective alternative to posterior open surgery. However, migrated herniations bring a great technical challenge even for experienced surgeons due to the absence of the appropriate approaching guideline. We aimed to describe a safe and effective approaching technique for the removal of down-migrations on the basis of the clinical outcomes and complications compared with the conventional approaching method.A total of 45 patients recommended to single-level PELD with foraminoplasty were randomly divided into 2 groups, group A received foraminoplasty via upper border of inferior pedicle, group B was approached through the common transforaminal route...
February 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Zhen-zhou Li, Shu-xun Hou, Wei-lin Shang, Zheng Cao, Hong-liang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome and safety of percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF) and percutaneous endoscopic lumbar decompression (PELD) with specially designed instrument for lumbar lateral recess stenosis with/without herniated discs (HDs). METHOD: From August of 2011 to August of 2013, 96 patients met the inclusion criteria were treated with PLF-PELD and 85 cases were followed up to 2 years postoperatively. MRI or CT checkup performed in the next morning after operation...
April 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Catherine Patterson, Stephanie So, Jane E Schneiderman, Derek Stephens, Samantha Stephens
The health benefits of PA are well established for healthy and chronically ill children. This study objectively measures physical fitness and PA levels in children PLT and explores potential correlates and perceived barriers impacting their PA. A total of 23 children (16 females, mean 14.01 ± 2.49 yrs) >1 yr PLT were assessed for peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak), muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. MVPA and steps/day were determined with accelerometry. Additionally, SE, perceived fatigue, and barriers and benefits of PA were examined...
March 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Erick B Edwards, Ann M Harper, Ryutaro Hirose, David C Mulligan
In June of 2013, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) implemented regional sharing for Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD)/Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) candidates with scores reaching 35 and above ("Share 35"). The goal of this distribution change was to increase access to lifesaving transplants for the sickest candidates with chronic liver disease and to reduce the waiting-list mortality for this medically urgent group of patients. To assess the impact of this change, we compared results before and after policy implementation at 2 years...
April 2016: Liver Transplantation
Yucel Yankol, Luis A Fernandez, Turan Kanmaz, Glen E Leverson, Joshua D Mezrich, David Foley, Nesimi Mecit, Anthony M D'Alessandro, Koray Acarli, Munci Kalayoglu
The LDLT option in the pediatric population allows recipients to be transplanted early. A total of 202 consecutive pediatric liver transplants from two different institutions--108 (LDLT) and 94 (DDLT)--were retrospectively compared. Overall, one- and three-yr patient and graft survival were similar between DDLT and LDLT. ACR was greater in recipients of DDLT at one and three yr (50.8% and 61.0%) compared to LDLT (30.8% and 32.2%) (p = 0.002). When the data were stratified according to PELD/MELD score, LDLT with a low score had better one- and three-yr graft survival (96...
February 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Young Min Ok, Ji Hyun Cheon, Eun Ji Choi, Eun Jung Chang, Ho Myung Lee, Kyung Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain, including paresthesia/dysesthesia in the lower extremities, always develops and remains for at least one month, to variable degrees, after percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD). The recently discovered dual analgesic mechanisms of action, similar to those of antidepressants and anticonvulsants, enable nefopam (NFP) to treat neuropathic pain. This study was performed to determine whether NFP might reduce the neuropathic pain component of postoperative pain...
January 2016: Korean Journal of Pain
Sang-Soak Ahn, Sang-Hyeon Kim, Dong-Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: To report the learning curve of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) for a surgeon who had not been previously exposed to this procedure based on the period and detailed technique with a retrospective matched comparative design. METHODS: Of 213 patients with lumbar disc herniation encountered during the reference period, 35 patients who were followed up for 1 year after PELD were enrolled in this study. The patients were categorized by the period and technique of operation : group A, the first 15 cases, who underwent by the 'in-and-out' technique; group B, the next 20 cases, who underwent by the 'in-and-out-and-in' technique...
December 2015: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Kyung Chul Choi, Choon-Keun Park
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transforaminal techniques for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation have markedly evolved. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) for L5-S1 disc herniation is regarded as challenging due to the unique anatomy of the iliac crest, large facet joint, and inclinatory disc space. Among these, the iliac crest is considered a major obstacle. There are no studies regarding the height of the iliac crest and their appropriate procedures in PELD. OBJECTIVES: This study discusses PELD for L5-S1 disc herniation and the appropriate approach according to the height of iliac crest...
February 2016: Pain Physician
Naoya Yamada, Yukihiro Sanada, Yuta Hirata, Noriki Okada, Yoshiyuki Ihara, Hideki Sasanuma, Taizen Urahashi, Yasunaru Sakuma, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Koichi Mizuta
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate patients who had undergone pediatric LDLT with small-for-size graft (SFSG) and identify risk factors of graft failure to establish a preoperative graft selection strategy. METHODS: The data was collected retrospectively. SFSG was used in 14LDLTs (5.7%) of 245 LDLTs performed between May 2001 and March 2014. The mean patient age and body weight at LDLT were 12.6 ± 2.0 years and 40.5 ± 9.9 kg, respectively. The graft type was left lobe in six patients, left + caudate lobe in seven patients, and posterior segment in one patient...
April 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Chao Ma, Guangwang Liu, Lin Xie, Huilin Yang, Juan Gao, Meng Han, Xiaowei Jiang, Dong Wan, Lei Liu, Hao Tang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) in the treatment of central lumbar disc extrusion via an interlaminar approach. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2014, 27 low-back pain patients with radicular central lumbar disc herniations underwent percutaneous endoscopic discectomy through an interlaminar approach. The clinical follow-ups were performed at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year with an extensive postoperative questionnaire, including pain visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
June 16, 2015: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Aaron Wightman, Evelyn Hsu, Qianqian Zhao, Jodi Smith
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the prevalence and outcomes of liver transplantation in children with intellectual disability (ID). We hypothesized that recipients with ID have comparable short-term outcomes compared with those without ID. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of children receiving a first liver-alone transplant in the United Network for Organ Sharing dataset from 2008 to 2013. Recipients with definite or probable ID were compared to children without ID using χ tests...
June 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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