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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236125/-laser-treatment-of-basal-cell-carcinoma
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C Salavastru, G S Tiplica, K Fritz
With a clear increase in the incidence and a continuously earlier onset, the main risk factors for the development of basal cell carcinoma are still exposure to sunlight, fair skin, immunosuppression, carcinogens such as arsenic, chronic irritations and certain genodermatoses. Treatment options for localized resectionable basal cell carcinoma include micrographically controlled surgery, simple excision, curettage, laser ablation, cryosurgery, imiquimod, 5‑fluorouracil, photodynamic treatment and radiotherapy...
December 13, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235093/role-of-clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-for-treatment-choice-in-patients-with-inherited-fvii-deficiency-undergoing-surgical-procedures-evidence-from-the-ster-registry
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Matteo N D Di Minno, Mariasanta Napolitano, Alberto Dolce, Guglielmo Mariani
Perioperative bleeding is a major concern in patients with factor VII (FVII) deficiency. Evaluating data of 95 FVII-deficient patients undergoing 110 surgical procedures (61 major, 49 minor), we assessed the impact of type of surgery, bleeding phenotype and FVII coagulant activity (FVII:C) levels on perioperative replacement therapy (RT). Compared to those with higher FVII:C levels, patients with <3% FVII:C received a higher number of RT doses (8 vs. 2, P = 0·003) for a longer RT duration (3 days vs...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234938/impact-of-incisional-hernia-development-following-abdominal-operations-on-total-healthcare-cost
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Vamsi V Alli, Jianying Zhang, Dana A Telem
BACKGROUND: Introduction of the category III CPT code (0437T) for prophylactic mesh augmentation (PMA) highlights efforts to reduce incisional hernia (IH). PMA's value in the context of value-based care requires understanding both the cost of IH development and the savings from prevention. We hypothesized large healthcare costs with IH development. Appreciating which subsets of patients are at highest risk for IH, and the subsets who have the costliest care is essential in targeting interventions for hernia prevention...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234609/outcomes-of-open-repair-of-mycotic-aortic-aneurysms-with-in-situ-replacement
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Hyo-Hyun Kim, Do Jung Kim, Hyun-Chel Joo
Background: Mycotic aortic aneurysms are rare and life-threatening. Unfortunately, no established guidelines exist for the treatment of patients with mycotic aortic aneurysms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the midterm outcomes of the open repair of mycotic thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms and suggest a therapeutic strategy. Methods: From 2006 to 2016, 19 patients underwent open repair for an aortic aneurysm. All infected tissue was extensively debrided and covered with soft tissue...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233507/bleeding-on-the-cutting-edge-a-systematic-review-of-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-continuation-in-minor-cutaneous-surgery
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REVIEW
Alexander Isted, Lilli Cooper, R James Colville
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulant and antiplatelet (AC/AP) use is common and practice surrounding AC/AP continuation or cessation peri-operatively for minor cutaneous surgery lacks evidence-based consensus. OBJECTIVE: To determine the risks of haemorrhagic and thromboembolic complications associated with the continuation or cessation of AC/AP therapy in minor cutaneous surgery. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase and CENTRAL, to identify all articles involving the use of AC/AP in patients undergoing minor cutaneous surgery, including skin grafts and local flaps...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232296/morbid-obesity-does-not-increase-morbidity-or-mortality-in-robotic-cardiac-surgery
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Hiroto Kitahara, Brooke Patel, Mackenzie McCrorey, Sarah Nisivaco, Husam H Balkhy
OBJECTIVE: Morbid obesity (body mass index ≥ 35 kg/m) usually confers a higher perioperative risk in cardiac surgery. Robotic cardiac surgery may have many advantages for these high-risk patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients undergoing robotic cardiac surgery from July 2013 to April 2017 at our institution. We compared the outcomes of morbidly obese patients versus nonobese patients. RESULTS: A total of 486 patients underwent robotic cardiac surgery (322 men, median age = 65 years)...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232248/endocarditis-in-the-setting-of-idu-multidisciplinary-management
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Bobby Yanagawa, Anees Bahji, Wiplove Lamba, Darrell H Tan, Asim Cheema, Ishba Syed, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the medical and surgical management of infective endocarditis secondary to IDU, with a focus on the underlying substance use disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with infective endocarditis secondary to IDU are often young with unique comorbidities including mental illness, chronic hepatitis C, HIV infection, which are often compounded by limited social and familial supports. The focus of management has been treatment of endocarditis using IV antibiotics alongside surgery...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232213/postoperative-mortality-after-nonelective-surgery-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-in-the-era-of-biologics
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Carla F Justiniano, Christopher T Aquina, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Courtney I Boodry, Alex A Swanger, John R T Monson, Fergal J Fleming
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze recent trends in the rate of nonelective surgery and corresponding mortality for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients since the rise of biologic use. BACKGROUND: Modern biologic therapy has improved outcomes for IBD, but little is known about the impact on mortality rates after nonelective surgery. METHODS: New York's Statewide Planning & Research Cooperative System was queried for hospital admissions for ulcerative colitis (UC) with concurrent colectomy and Crohn disease (CD) with concurrent small bowel resection or colectomy from 2000 to 2013...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232107/2d-material-based-nanofibrous-membrane-for-photothermal-cancer-therapy
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Jundong Shao, Hanhan Xie, Huaiyu Wang, Wenhua Zhou, Qian Luo, Xue-Feng Yu, Paul K Chu
One of the clinical challenges facing photothermal cancer therapy is health risks imposed by the photothermal nanoagents in vivo. Herein, a photothermal therapy (PTT) platform composed of 2D material-based nanofibrous membrane as the agent to deliver thermal energy to tumors under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation is described. The photothermal membrane, which is fabricated by electrospinning poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) nanofibrous membrane loaded with bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) nanoplates, exhibits very high photothermal conversion efficiency and long-term stability...
December 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231991/combination-of-tnm-staging-and-pathway-based-risk-score-models-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Yang-Yang Zhou, Yan-Ting Kang, Chao Chen, Fan-Fan Xu, Hao-Nan Wang, Rong Jin
Due to the complexity and heterogeneity of gastric cancer (GC) in individual patient, current staging system is inadequate for predicting outcome of GC. Comprehensive computational and bioinformatics approach may triumph for the prediction. In this study, GC patients were devided according stage and treatment: curative surgery plus chemoradiotherapy in stage II, curative surgery plus chemoradiotherapy in stage III and IV, unresectable metastatic gastric cancer. The training sets were downloaded from GEO datasets (GSE26253 and GSE14208)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231918/-systemic-treatment-of-early-breast-cancer-current-state-of-knowledge-after-the-conference-st-gallen-2017
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REVIEW
Tomasz Sarosiek
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women around the globe. It is also the world's first cause of female deaths from cancer. With the introduction of screening programs in most developed countries, more and more cases of this cancer are diagnosed at local or localized stages, enabling radical treatment to be successful. At the same time, systemic treatment of early breast cancer is one of the most complex issues in clinical oncology. Because of the many prognostic factors that need to be taken into account when considering eligibility for treatment such as age, reproductive status (before or after menopause), type of cancer and severity of the disease, it is impossible to establish clear standards of conduct for many clinical situations...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230296/intestinal-autotransplantation
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REVIEW
Guosheng Wu
Most abdominal neoplasms involving the root of the superior mesenteric artery and/or celiac artery are difficult to manage with conventional operative techniques because of limited intestinal ischemia times and poor accessibility to the tumor region. Ex vivo surgery followed by intestinal autotransplantation (IATx) is a relatively novel surgical strategy to offer chances for complete resection in such hopeless circumstances. This review aims to assess potential surgical indications, operative techniques and clinical outcomes after IATx...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230144/risk-stratification-for-prevention-of-recurrence-of-postoperative-crohn-s-disease
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Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, Yecheskel Schneider, Stephanie Gold, Ellen Scherl, Adam Steinlauf
Although there have been significant advances in medical therapies to treat Crohn's disease, an estimated 50% of patients will require surgery within the first decade of disease duration. Of these patients, a substantial number will develop recurrent symptoms within the first postoperative year. To prevent disease recurrence, many physicians use postoperative prophylactic therapy. Randomized, controlled trials, although limited in number, have demonstrated that a prophylactic postoperative strategy is effective at reducing recurrence (both clinical and endoscopic) in high-risk patients...
November 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229578/left-lateral-endosurgical-extraperitoneal-total-hysterectomy-with-para-aortic-and-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-a-novel-approach-for-the-obese-patient-with-endometrial-cancer
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Gwenael Ferron, Javier De Santiago, Denis Querleu, Alejandra Martinez, Martina Aida Angeles, Berenice Boulet, Frederic Guyon, Ignacio Zapardiel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the left lateral extraperitoneal approach to perform complete para-aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy and transverse total hysterectomy from left to right as a novel approach to treat obese patients with endometrial cancer. Laparoscopic management of obese patients represents a challenge for the gynecological surgeon. The extraperitoneal approach is technically easier in the obese patient as it naturally creates a bowel-free operative field. DESIGN: A prospective pilot bicentric and descriptive study (Canadian Task Force III) evaluating the feasibility and reproducibility of the transverse total hysterectomy and complete lymphadenectomy through left endoscopic extraperitoneal approach in obese patients with endometrial cancer...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229418/a-biomechanical-evaluation-of-various-double-krackow-suture-techniques-for-soft-tissue-graft-fixation
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Chih-Kai Hong, Cheng-Li Lin, Fa-Chuan Kuan, Ping-Hui Wang, Ming-Long Yeh, Wei-Ren Su
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical properties among the different double Krackow suture techniques for tendon graft fixation. METHODS: Thirty porcine flexor profundus tendons were randomly divided into 3 groups of 10 specimens each. Three different double Krackow suture techniques were evaluated, namely, the McKeon's double Krackow (MDK) suture, Wilson's double Krackow (WDK) suture, and Ostrander's modified Krackow (OMK) suture. All suture configurations were completed with a braided nonabsorbable suture...
December 8, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229381/factors-associated-with-morbidity-and-in-hospital-mortality-after-surgery-beyond-the-age-of-90-comparison-with-outcome-results-of-younger-patients-matched-for-treatment
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Woubet Tefera Kassahun, Holger Staab, Ines Gockel, Matthias Mehdorn
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcome to extremes of age is understudied. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the patient characteristics and incidence of postoperative morbidity and in-hospital mortality among patients aged 90 years and older who underwent surgery in comparison to younger controls. METHODS: Patients aged 90 years or older (n = 80; mean age, 92.36 ± 2.37) were matched for surgical treatment with patients aged 79 years or younger (n = 80; mean age, 55...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229316/risk-adjusted-hospital-outcomes-in-elective-carotid-artery-surgery-in-patients-with-medicare
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Donald E Fry, Susan M Nedza, Michael Pine, Agnes M Reband, Chun-Jung Huang, Gregory Pine
BACKGROUND: The risk-adjusted outcomes by hospital of elective carotid endarterectomy that is inclusive of inpatient and 90-day postdischarge adverse outcomes have not been studied. METHODS: We studied Medicare inpatients to identify hospitals with 25 or more qualifying carotid endarterectomy cases between 2012-2014. Risk-adjusted prediction models were designed for adverse outcomes of inpatient deaths, 3-sigma prolonged duration-of-stay outliers, 90-day postdischarge deaths without readmission, and 90-day postdischarge associated readmissions...
December 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229153/prophylactic-retention-suture-for-surgical-site-infection-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eisaku Ito, Masashi Yoshida, Norihiko Suzuki, Tomonori Imakita, Nobuhiro Tsutsui, Hironori Ohdaira, Masaki Kitajima, Yutaka Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication of gastrointestinal surgery. Because retention suture is known to prevent abdominal wound dehiscence, it is only considered indicated in high-risk patients. At present, there are no clear indications for retention suture. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of prophylactic retention suture and to determine what situations indicate prophylactic retention suture against SSI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and January 2016, 135 patients who underwent midline laparotomy in our hospital were analyzed...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229133/risk-factors-associated-with-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-following-isolated-tricuspid-valve-replacement
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Jinmiao Chen, Mieradilijiang Abudupataer, Kui Hu, Aikebaier Maimaiti, Shuyang Lu, Lai Wei, Tao Hong, Chunsheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Reports of isolated tricuspid valve replacement (iTVR) are relatively rare. The present study aimed to evaluate independent risk factors of perioperative morbidity and mortality after iTVR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 118 consecutive patients (42 males; mean age, 49.1 ± 12.9 y) who underwent iTVR from May 2003 to April 2016 in our center. The multivariate logistic regression model was used to analyze the independent risk factors associated with perioperative morbidity and mortality following iTVR...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228512/surgical-management-decreases-disease-recurrence-risk-in-recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis
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Hwee Leong Tan, Ye Xin Koh, Weng Kit Lye, Ser Yee Lee, Brian Kim Poh Goh, Siong San Tan, Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, Chung Yip Chan
BACKGROUND: Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) has a high risk of disease recurrence. We present our experience with RPC and examine the factors associated with disease recurrence. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients with RPC treated at two tertiary institutions between January 1990 and December 2013. Patients with liver atrophy and/or abscess were categorized as being associated with parenchymal disease (PD). RESULTS: We studied 157 patients with a median age of 59...
December 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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