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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780712/advantages-of-wound-retractor-device-versus-rigid-trocar-at-camera-port-in-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-single-institution-experience
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Federico Raveglia, Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Alessandro Rizzi, Andrea Leporati, Carmine Tinelli, Marco Chiarelli, Alessandro Baisi
Background: rigid trocars are widely adopted in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), despite some disadvantages: (I) cannula strong pressure on intercostal nerve stimulating postoperative pain; (II) limited movement of thoracoscopic devices on their fulcrum when extreme acute angles with the chest wall are needed. Wound retractor (WR) device, designed for laparoscopic surgery, it is also used in VATS, but to protect mini-thoracotomy. We compared the use of extra-small WR versus rigid trocar at camera port that is the most painful thoracostomy...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740192/safety-of-fentanyl-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-in-non-intubated-infants-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Yair Kasirer, Vibhuti Shah, Eugene W Yoon, Ruben Bromiker, Carol Mcnair, Anna Taddio
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of fentanyl in non-intubated infants undergoing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of PICC placements over a 3 years' period. We compared the 12h periods before and after fentanyl for clinically significant cardiorespiratory events (spells). RESULTS: Of the 998 neonates screened, 258 were eligible. The mean standard deviation gestational age was 34...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682457/sternum-reconstruction-using-titanium-plates-matched-with-sandwich-gore-tex-meshes
#3
Marco Chiappetta, Francesco Facciolo
Chest wall reconstruction after extensive resection may be technically difficult, and which technique permits to obtain the right compromise between rigidity and plasticity of the chest wall is still argument of debate. Indeed, many techniques and materials have been proposed and tested to cover chest wall defects and to ensure correct respiratory movements, but unique results still miss. We herein report the case of a 55-years old woman with soft-tissue sarcoma involving the sternum treated with sternum and anterior ribs arch resection (from the second to the fourth)...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571330/chest-wall-mechanics-in-vivo-with-a-new-custom-made-three-dimensional-printed-sternal-prosthesis
#4
Nicola Oswald, Eshan Senanayake, Babu Naidu, Haitham Khalil, Ehab Bishay
PURPOSE: Reconstruction after sternal resection is performed according to surgeon intuition; physiologic evidence for selection of prostheses is lacking. We present our experience of the in vivo function of a novel device for sternal reconstruction. DESCRIPTION: A three-dimensional-printed titanium and porous polyethylene sternal prosthesis was made according to the patient's computed tomographic scan. The titanium arms slot over adjacent ribs and are fixed in place with screws...
April 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537997/autologous-breast-reconstruction-using-a-tensor-fascia-lata-anterior-lateral-thigh-freestyle-flap-after-extensive-electric-burn-a-case-report
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Dorothee Boehm, Konstantin Bergmeister, Emre Gazyakan, Thomas Kremer, Ulrich Kneser, Volker J Schmidt
AIMS: Reconstruction of breasts and chest wall deformities in female patients after severe burn injury is a challenge for reconstructive surgeons. In these patients, neither implant-based procedures nor standard free flaps are sometimes applicable because of limited skin quality and unavailability of donor sites at the abdomen, back, buttock, or medial thigh. METHODS: We present a case of a young female patient with a history of 80 % total body surface area burn after electric high-voltage injury...
May 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497533/narrow-band-imaging-thoracoscopy-in-pleural-amyloidosis
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Yuki Kanno, Naoki Furuya, Mariko Okamoto, Akira Noguchi, Takeo Inoue, Masamichi Mineshita
We report the case of a 68-year-old male non-smoker suffering from shortness of breath for 1 year. He was referred to our institution for a definitive diagnosis. Both chest X-ray and computed tomography scans showed bilateral hydrothorax with no pleural thickening. We performed flexi-rigid thoracoscopic pleural biopsy on the right side with a single port under local anaesthesia. Multiple white nodules were seen in parietal and visceral pleura, and these nodules were small and flat under white light. Narrow-band imaging demonstrated pathognostic findings on parietal pleura...
April 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413546/chest-wall-rigidity-in-dogs-anesthetized-with-isoflurane-and-fentanyl-at-a-low-or-a-high-dose
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J Soares, N Henao-Guerrero, N Pavlisko, A Williamson, A Giannella-Neto, A Carvalho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078657/materials-and-techniques-in-chest-wall-reconstruction-a-review
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REVIEW
Stefano Sanna, Jury Brandolini, Alessandro Pardolesi, Desideria Argnani, Marta Mengozzi, Andrea Dell'Amore, Piergiorgio Solli
Extensive chest wall resection and reconstruction are a challenging procedure that requires a multidisciplinary approach, including input from thoracic surgeon, plastic surgeon and oncologist. In particular chest wall neoplastic pathology is associated with high surgical morbidity and can result in full thickness defects hard to reconstruct. The goals of a successful chest wall reconstruction are to restore the chest wall rigidity, preserve pulmonary mechanic and protect the intrathoracic organs minimizing the thoracic deformity...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893302/comprehensive-target-geometric-errors-and-margin-assessment-in-stereotactic-partial-breast-irradiation
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Xin Zhen, Bo Zhao, Zhuoyu Wang, Robert Timmerman, Ann Spangler, Nathan Kim, Asal Rahimi, Xuejun Gu
BACKGROUND: Recently developed stereotactic partial breast irradiation (S-PBI) allows delivery of a high biologically potent dose to the target while sparing adjacent critical organs and normal tissue. With S-PBI tumoricidal doses, accurate and precise dose delivery is critical to achieve high treatment quality. This study is to investigate both rigid and non-rigid components of target geometric error and their corresponding margins in S-PBI and identify correlated clinical factors. METHODS: Forty-three early-stage breast cancer patients with implanted gold fiducial markers were enrolled in the study...
September 11, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573824/bone-cement-cardiac-and-pulmonary-embolism
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Tomás F Cianciulli, Diego E Mc Loughlin, Luis A Morita, María C Saccheri, Jorge A Lax
This case describes a complication of bone cement use. A 65-year-old male patient with back spine trauma caused by a fall, underwent a percutaneous vertebroplasty. Five years later, he consulted for palpitations, and the electrocardiogram showed supraventricular arrhythmia. A transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography showed a hyperechogenic linear structure of 7 cm length, running from the lateral wall of the right ventricle to the right atrium through the tricuspid valve. This foreign body, which was suspicious for bone cement embolism, appeared rigid and was attached at the lateral wall of the right ventricle, with its proximal end free in the right atrium...
August 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393719/a-case-of-tracheal-leiomyoma-misdiagnosed-as-asthma
#11
Ayperi Öztürk, Zafer Aktaş, Aydın Yılmaz, Havva Yeşildağlı, Leyla Memiş
Primary benign tumors of trachea are rare. Of them, tracheal leiomyoma, constitutes only 1% of all benign lower respiratory tract tumors. Here, we present a case of tracheal leiomyoma who has been receiving high doses of inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators for a year with a misdiagnosis of asthma. As the symptoms did not resolve with an overtreatment, she has been undergone radiologic study to find a possible alternative diagnosis. The chest roentgenogram revealed an opacity in the upper mediastinum...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366144/-a-case-of-tracheal-leiomyoma-misdiagnosed-as-asthma
#12
Ayperi Öztürk, Zafer Aktaş, Aydın Yılmaz, Havva Yeşildağlı, Leyla Memiş
Primary benign tumors of trachea are rare. Of them, tracheal leiomyoma, constitutes only 1% of all benign lower respiratory tract tumors. Here, we present a case of tracheal leiomyoma who has been receiving high doses of inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators for a year with a misdiagnosis of asthma. As the symptoms did not resolve with an overtreatment, she has been undergone radiologic study to find a possible alternative diagnosis. The chest roentgenogram revealed an opacity in the upper mediastinum...
December 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363371/chest-wall-reconstruction-without-prosthetic-material
#13
REVIEW
Robert E Merritt
The surgical resection of primary and secondary tumors involving the chest wall often requires reconstruction with prosthetic and soft tissues, such as muscle flaps. There are situations when a soft tissue reconstruction of the chest wall is preferable. Prosthetic material can become infected and require reoperation for removal of the infected material. Rigid prosthetic materials can result in chest wall pain and deformity. Muscle is the soft tissue of choice for coverage of full-thickness chest wall defects with or without prosthetic material...
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353119/safety-and-feasibility-of-pleural-cryobiopsy-compared-to-forceps-biopsy-during-semi-rigid-pleuroscopy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Vikas Pathak, Ray W Shepherd, Ehab Hussein, Rajiv Malhotra
BACKGROUND: Pleural biopsy is often obtained in patients with undiagnosed exudative pleural effusion during pleuroscopy. Standard forceps have been traditionally used for the biopsy. Cryoprobes are being increasingly used for transbronchial lung biopsy as they obtain larger specimens and have less crush artifact. However, the safety and feasibility of cryoprobe biopsy compared to standard forceps for pleural biopsy has not been fully assessed. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of cryoprobe biopsy in the pleural space using semi-rigid pleuroscopy...
June 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337407/fentanyl-induced-chest-wall-rigidity-syndrome-in-a-routine-bronchoscopy
#15
Chee Kiang Phua, Audrey Wee, Albert Lim, John Abisheganaden, Akash Verma
Combination of sedatives such as fentanyl and midazolam during bronchoscopy is recommended by American College of Chest Physician due to its favourable drug profile. It improves patient comfort and tolerance, and is commonly given unless contraindicated. We describe a rare case of fentanyl-induced chest wall rigidity syndrome during a routine bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound guided-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in a 55 year old male presenting with a lung mass and mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333543/corrosive-induced-carcinoma-of-esophagus-esophagographic-and-ct-findings
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Seung Yeon Noh, Hyun Jin Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Seong Ho Park, Jong Seok Lee, Ah Young Kim, Hyun Kwon Ha
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the esophagographic and CT findings of corrosive esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of all patients who presented with corrosive esophageal strictures at one institution between June 1989 and April 2015 were retrospectively identified. The search yielded the records of 15 patients with histopathologically proven esophageal cancer. Esophagograms (13 patients) and chest CT images (14 patients) were interpreted independently by two reviewers...
June 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047442/su-f-t-92-clinical-benefit-for-breast-and-chest-wall-setup-in-using-a-breast-board
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S Li, C Miyamoto, D Serratore, Q Liang, E Dziemianowicz
PURPOSE: To validate benefit of using a breast board (BB) by analyzing the geometry and dosimetry changes of the regions of interest (ROIs) between CT scans with and without BB. METHODS: Seven patients, two chest walls (CW) and five breasts, use BB at CT simulation and no BB at diagnostic CT were included. By using deformable image registration software (Velocity AI), diagnostic CT and planning CT were rigidly co-registered according to the thoracic cage at the target...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046975/su-f-j-130-margin-determination-for-hypofractionated-partial-breast-irradiation
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C Geady, B Keller, M Ruschin, E Hahn, N Makhani, S Bosnic, D Vesprini, H Soliman, J Lee, C McCann
PURPOSE: To determine the Planning Target Volume (PTV) margin for Hypofractionated Partial Breast Irradiation (HPBI) using the van Herk formalism (M=2.5∑+0.7σ). HPBI is a novel technique intended to provide local control in breast cancer patients not eligible for surgical resection, using 40 Gy in 5 fractions prescribed to the gross disease. METHODS: Setup uncertainties were quantified through retrospective analysis of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) data sets, collected prior to (prefraction) and after (postfraction) treatment delivery...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018805/three-dimensional-custom-made-titanium-ribs-for-reconstruction-of-a-large-chest-wall-defect
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Isabel Simal, Maria Antonia García-Casillas, Julio Arturo Cerdá, Óscar Riquelme, Concepción Lorca-García, Laura Pérez-Egido, Beatriz Fernández-Bautista, Manuel de la Torre, Juan Carlos de Agustín
Reconstruction of large chest wall defects always demand surgeons of having lots of means available (both materials and resourceful) to apply a cover to chest wall defects which can range from a few centimeters to the lack of a few entire ribs. In this study, we present the case of a teenager who suffered from a complete resection of three ribs because of Ewing sarcoma dependent on the sixth rib. Given the size of the defect, a multidisciplinary approach was chosen to provide rigid and soft tissue coverage and minimal functional and aesthetic impact...
December 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942408/chest-wall-reconstruction-after-extended-resection
#20
REVIEW
Christopher W Seder, Gaetano Rocco
Extensive chest wall resection and reconstruction is a challenging procedure that requires a multidisciplinary approach, including input from thoracic surgeons, plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and radiation oncologists. The primary goals of any chest wall reconstruction is to obliterate dead space, restore chest wall rigidity, preserve pulmonary mechanics, protect intrathoracic organs, provide soft tissue coverage, minimize deformity, and allow patients to receive adjuvant radiotherapy. Successful chest wall reconstruction requires the re-establishment of skeletal stability to prevent chest wall hernias, avoids thoracoplasty-like contraction of the operated side, protects underlying viscera, and maintain a cosmetically-acceptable appearance...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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