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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221149/technique-minimal-requirements-and-fragmentation-strategies-in-rirs
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Juan Ramón Cansino Alcaide, Alejandra Portilla Eastmond
Flexible ureteroscopy is a highly resolving surgery which is able to solve most renal lithiasis of any Urology Department, with very low economic impact. It is a technique that has helped to continue treatment when SWL couldn't, and also has reduced the number of percutaneous renal surgeries that we currently perform. In this paper, we try review three important features of the operation: Technique, minimal requirements that we need to perform this surgery in a Urology Department, and the different possibilities to treat the lithiasis with holmium laser...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220219/-the-way-from-cost-approval-to-bariatric-surgery-analysis-of-resource-utilization-in-a%C3%A2-maximum-care-hospital
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F Nickel, C Tapking, U Zech, K Huennemeyer, A T Billeter, P C Müller, H G Kenngott, B P Müller-Stich, L Fischer
BACKGROUND: Morbid obesity is a medical and economic challenge. Patients who have the indications for bariatric surgery face a long way from the first visit until surgery and a high utilization of resources is required. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate labor costs and labor time required to supervise obese patients from their first visit until preparation of a bariatric report to ask for cost acceptance of bariatric surgery from their health insurance...
February 20, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219819/laparoscopic-ventral-hernia-repair-with-composite-mesh-analysis-of-risk-factors-for-recurrence-in-185-patients-with-5-years-follow-up
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Mario Nardi, Paolo Millo, Riccardo Brachet Contul, Riccardo Lorusso, Antonella Usai, Manuela Grivon, Fabio Persico, Elisa Ponte, Paolo Bocchia, Salvatore Razzi
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is widely used although its clinical indications are often debated. The aim of this study is to describe our surgical experience in order to establish the safety, efficacy, feasibility of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair and to identify the factors that influence the risk of recurrence in a group of patients treated with only one type of prosthetic mesh and by the same surgical team. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2016, 512 patients were admitted to the General and Urgent Surgery Unit, with diagnosis of ventral hernia...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218365/a-comparison-of-efficacy-of-endovascular-versus-surgical-repair-for-the-treatment-of-arteriovenous-fistula-stenosis-in-taiwan
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Szu-Shan Fan, Chien-Wen Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Hung-Chung Mao, Miao-Pei Chen, Chu-Lin Chou
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and fistula reconstruction surgery are therapeutic options for vascular access occlusion in hemodialysis patients. However, owing to its convenience, PTA has gradually become the preferred therapeutic option for fistula stenosis or occlusion. This study investigated the effects of the two therapeutic methods on the vascular access maintenance duration (number of days) and maintenance costs of fistula in dialysis patients from different dialysis units...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218218/effects-of-appropriate-prolonged-sacral-neuromodulation-testing-in-improving-implantation-rate-of-a-permanent-implantable-pulse-generator-in-patients-with-refractory-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunctions-in-mainland-china
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Peng Zhang, Jian-Zhong Zhang, Li-Yang Wu, Xiao-Dong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) has become an effective method for treating lower urinary tract voiding dysfunction during the past 20 years. Because of the expensive cost, the number of implantable pulse generator (IPG) implantations per year in China is far lower than that in Western developed countries since 2012. This study was to summarize the effects of the appropriate prolonged SNM testing time in improving the implantation rate of a permanent IPG in patients with refractory lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in mainland China...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218155/perceptions-of-nonsurgical-permanent-contraception-among-potential-users-providers-and-influencers-in-wardha-district-and-new-delhi-india-exploratory-research
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Jennifer C Aengst, Elizabeth K Harrington, Pramod Bahulekar, Poonam Shivkumar, Jeffrey T Jensen, B S Garg
BACKGROUND: New permanent contraceptive methods are in development, including nonsurgical permanent contraception (NSPC). OBJECTIVE: In the present study, perceptions of NSPC in India among married women, married men, mothers-in-law, providers, and health advocates in Eastern Maharashtra (Wardha district) and New Delhi were examined. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 40 married women and 20 mothers-in-law; surveys with 150 married men; and focus group discussions with obstetrics/gynecology providers and advocates...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217551/cost-effectiveness-of-glaucoma-management-with-monotherapy-medications-in-egypt
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Amal Abd-Elaal El-Khamery, Amir Ibrahim Mohamed, Hassan Eisa Hassan Swify, Alaa Ibrahim Mohamed
Glaucoma is a serious chronic ophthalmic disease since it causes irreversible visual disability if untreated can lead to blindness. Treatment options include medications (classified into five major classes of drugs which are muscarinic cholinergic agonists, alpha-2 adrenergic agonists, beta-1 adrenergic antagonists, prostaglandins [PGs], and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors); use of laser therapy or conventional surgery. Pharmacoeconomic analysis helps in choosing among this variety of treatments. There is a great need for such analysis in Egypt since undergoing of it in different countries or societies may produce different results...
January 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217493/outcome-and-preferences-in-male-to-female-subjects-with-gender-dysphoria-experience-from-eastern-india
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Anirban Majumder, Debmalya Sanyal
CONTEXT: Gender dysphoria (GD) is an increasingly recognized medical condition in India, and little scientific data on treatment outcomes are available. AIMS: Our objective is to study the therapeutic options including psychotherapy, hormone, and surgical treatments used for alleviating GD in male-to-female (MTF) transgender subjects in Eastern India. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of treatment preferences and outcome in 55 MTF transgender subjects who were presented to the endocrine clinic...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217384/decreasing-hospital-length-of-stay-following-lumbar-fusion-utilizing-multidisciplinary-committee-meetings-involving-surgeons-and-other-caretakers
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Lisa B E Shields, Lisa Clark, Steven D Glassman, Christopher B Shields
BACKGROUND: Although hospital length of stay (LOS) following lumbar fusion has decreased for a variety of reasons, different institutions find their LOS over the benchmarks published by the national Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Over a 3-year period, this prospective study introduced utilization of multidisciplinary committee meetings between surgeons and other caretakers to decrease LOS following spinal fusion surgery without compromising the quality of care. METHODS: A multidisciplinary committee was established to assess factors and institute recommendations that influence hospital LOS following lumbar fusion compared to the national compared to the national AHRQ benchmark at baseline and at 1 and 2 years after adjusting our standard practice...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217289/peripheral-surgical-wounding-may-induce-cognitive-impairment-through-interlukin-6-dependent-mechanisms-in-aged-mice
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Yuanlin Dong, Zhipeng Xu, Lining Huang, Yiying Zhang, Zhongcong Xie
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is associated with morbidity, mortality and increased cost of medical care. However, the neuropathogenesis and targeted interventions of POCD remain largely to be determined. We have found that the peripheral surgical wounding induces an age-dependent Aβ accumulation, neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment in aged mice. Pro-inflammatory cytokine interlukin-6 (IL-6) has been reported to be associated with cognitive impairment in rodents and humans. However, the role of IL-6 in the neuropathogenesis of POCD is unknown...
October 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216863/efficacy-and-safety-of-povidone-iodine-pleurodesis-in-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Hadi Kahrom, Manouchehr Aghajanzadeh, Mohammad Reza Asgari, Mahdi Kahrom
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is determined by the detection of malignant cells in pleural fluid or pleural tissue. Neoplasm of lung, breast, ovary and lymphoma are the causes of more than 75% of MPE. Pleurodesis is a usual technique in the management of MPE to achieve a symphysis between two layers of the pleura, and various chemical agents have been used in an attempt to produce pleurodesis. With regard to complications and limitations of these sclerosing agents, efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine have been investigated in this study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216819/timed-wake-up-anaesthesia-in-hand-a-modification-to-wide-awake-surgery-of-hand
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Jagannath Kamath, Trivikram Shenoy, Nikil Jayasheelan, Naufal Rizwan, Vartika Sachan, Rajashekar Danda
INTRODUCTION: Wide awake surgery of the hand (WASH) is a well-accepted technique in hand surgery which allows the surgeon to identify and rectify on the table of some of the inadvertent shortcomings in the surgical procedures to optimise the final outcome. The advantage, however, precludes the use of tourniquet. We describe a modified method which preserves all the advantages of WASH and allows the surgeon to use tourniquet. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one cases of hand surgeries were carried out using the modified technique where a wrist block was supplemented with the ultra-short acting intravenous propofol which allowed the surgeon to use the upper arm tourniquet...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216809/healing-ulcers-and-preventing-their-recurrences-in-the-diabetic-foot
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S Raja Sabapathy, Madhu Periasamy
Fifteen percent of people with diabetes develop an ulcer in the course of their lifetime. Eighty-five percent of the major amputations in diabetes mellitus are preceded by an ulcer. Management of ulcers and preventing their recurrence is important for the quality of life of the individual and reducing the cost of care of treatment. The main causative factors of ulceration are neuropathy, vasculopathy and limited joint mobility. Altered bio-mechanics due to the deformities secondary to neuropathy and limited joint mobility leads to focal points of increased pressure, which compromises circulation leading to ulcers...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216396/estimating-the-cost-of-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-low-income-setting-an-observational-economic-analysis
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Jihad Abdelgadir, Tu Tran, Alex Muhindo, Doomwin Obiga, John Mukasa, Hussein Ssenyonjo, Michael Muhumza, Joel Kiryabwire, Michael M Haglund, Frank A Sloan
BACKGROUND: There are no data on cost of neurosurgery in low- and middle-income countries. This study's objective was to estimate the cost of neurosurgical procedures in a low-resource setting to better inform resource allocation and health sector planning. METHODS: In this observational economic analysis, micro-costing was used to estimate the direct and indirect costs of neurosurgical procedures at Mulago National Referral Hospital (Kampala, Uganda). RESULTS: During the study period, October 2014-September 2015, a total of 1,440 charts were reviewed...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216247/oncologic-outcomes-of-oral-adjuvant-chemotherapy-regimens-in-stage-iii-colon-cancer-tegafur-uracil-plus-leucovorin-versus-capecitabine
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Jo Tashiro, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Toshimasa Ishii, Hiroka Kondo, Kiyoka Hara, Hiroki Shimizu, Kenichi Takemoto, Asami Suzuki
INTRODUCTION: Although several major trials of treatment for stage III colon cancer have been reported, no study has compared oral adjuvant chemotherapy regimens using tegafur-uracil in combination with leucovorin (UFT/LV) and capecitabine (CAPE) alone. This study compared the oncologic outcomes of treatment with these 2 oral regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of patients with stage III colon cancer who underwent curative surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy from April 2007 and September 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 25, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216118/systematic-review-of-patient-education-practices-in-weight-loss-surgery
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Karen D Groller
BACKGROUND: Education plays a key role in adherence to lifestyle modifications after weight loss surgery (WLS). Education given before and after surgery may decrease weight recidivism rates and improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to analyze educational practices in bariatric centers. METHODS: The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health and PubMed databases were searched in May 2016 for English-language, peer-reviewed studies about WLS patient education practices from 1999 to 2016...
January 11, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216112/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-gateway-to-kidney-transplantation
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Katrin Kienzl-Wagner, Annemarie Weissenbacher, Philipp Gehwolf, Heinz Wykypiel, Dietmar Öfner, Stefan Schneeberger
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity and obesity-related morbidity in end-stage renal disease patients is rising. Although it is established that obesity does not abrogate the transplant benefit with respect to lower long-term mortality and cardiovascular risk, it is associated with increased graft failure, delayed graft function, surgical complications, prolonged hospital stay, and costs. OBJECTIVES: To examine the safety and efficacy of LSG (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) in renal transplant candidates and evaluate transplant outcomes...
January 6, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215837/antegrade-sclerotherapy-in-adolescent-varicocele-patients
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D J B Keene, R M Cervellione
INTRODUCTION: In the 1970s, Tauber described the antegrade sclerotherapy technique to treat varicoceles, and reported a 10% recurrence rate. The present study aimed to evaluate paediatric success rates and the effect of modifications to the surgical technique. METHODS: A prospective study was performed of all adolescent patients undergoing antegrade sclerotherapy surgery. Each patient had an idiopathic varicocele with spontaneous venous reflux on Doppler examination, and underwent cannulation of a pampiniform plexus vein via a scrotal incision under general anaesthetic...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215734/clinical-experiences-with-the-use-of-ultrapro-%C3%A2-mesh-in-single-stage-direct-to-implant-immediate-postmastectomy-breast-reconstruction-in-102-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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D Pukancsik, P Kelemen, G Gulyás, M Újhelyi, E Kovács, K Éles, N Mészáros, I Kenessey, P Pálházi, T Kovács, M Kásler, Z Mátrai
BACKGROUND: Acellular dermal matrices have been used for direct-to-implant (DTI) breast reconstruction (BR), eliminating the load of the lower pole skin envelope. However, the available allograft matrices add considerable health care costs. This study examined the long-term follow-up of synthetic ULTRAPRO(®) mesh as a low-cost potential alternative to biological matrices. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed between January 2013 and January 2016, involved 112 early-stage breast cancer and/or BRCA 1/2 patients, and evaluated 189 immediate DTI BRs following skin-, areola- or nipple-sparing mastectomy using ULTRAPRO(®) mesh...
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214786/cost-effectiveness-of-risk-reducing-surgeries-in-preventing-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer
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Michael G Schrauder, Lisa Brunel-Geuder, Lothar Häberle, Marius Wunderle, Juliane Hoyer, André Reis, Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, Matthias W Beckmann, Michael P Lux
OBJECTIVES: Risk-reducing surgeries are a feasible option for mitigating the risk in individuals with inherited susceptibility to cancer, but are the procedures cost-effective in the current health-care system in Germany? This study compared the health-care costs for bilateral risk-reducing mastectomy (BRRM) and risk-reducing (bilateral) salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) with cancer treatment costs that could potentially be prevented. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The analysis is based on interdisciplinary consultations with individuals with a high familial risk for breast and ovarian cancer at the University Breast Center for Franconia (Germany) between 2009 and 2013 (370 consultations; 44 patients with BRCA1 mutations and 26 with BRCA2 mutations)...
February 16, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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