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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780074/communication-site-ligation-and-polyglycolic-acid-sheet-use-for-the-treatment-of-hydrothorax-in-patients-undergoing-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis
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Hirotoshi Kubokura, Junichi Okamoto, Jitsuo Usuda
INTRODUCTION: Hydrothorax due to pleuroperitoneal communication (PPC) can occur in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). We report our experiences of the safety and efficacy of the treatment of four patients with a novel video-assisted thoracoscopy method. METHODS: Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed with a mini-thoracotomy of 5 cm in length. The PPC site was identified on the diaphragm and ligated using an endoscopic loop...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756749/oral-flurbiprofen-spray-effectively-reduces-postoperative-sore-throat-and-hoarseness-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Togay Muderris, Gunay Tezcan, Mecit Sancak, Fatih Gul, Gokcer Ugur
BACKGROUND: Sore throat and hoarseness are common complications after surgery. Flurbiprofen spray has been successfully used for treatment of oral inflammations, but its effects on postoperative sore throat and hoarseness are unknown. We conducted this study to evaluate the effectiveness of flurbiprofen spray on postoperative sore throat and hoarseness, by comparing it with benzydamine hyrdrochloride spray and placebo. METHODS: One hundred fifty patients who were scheduled to undergo elective ear surgery were enrolled...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735881/-the-effect-of-pain-relieving-intervention-during-infiltration-among-gamma-knife-surgery-patients-for-stereotactic-frame-fixation
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Young Jun Jang, Hyeon Ok Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare the effects of three interventions on pain, blood pressure, and pulse rate during infiltration anesthesia in patients about to undergo gamma knife surgeries. METHODS: The three interventions employed in a university-affiliated Hospital in J City, South Korea were as follows: EMLA cream plus Vapocoolant spray (Vapocoolant, n=30), EMLA cream plus 10.0% Lidocaine spray (Lidocaine, n=30), and EMLA cream only (EMLA, n=30). The equivalent control-group pre test - post test study design was used...
April 2018: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696417/sinus-and-upper-airway-surgery-in-children
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REVIEW
Chadi A Makary, Hassan H Ramadan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic sinus and upper airway disease in children is a common health problem encountered every day. Its pathophysiology is complicated which leads to different treatment options and approaches. We seek to review the current literature and evidence to surgical treatments. RECENT FINDINGS: Medical treatment with antibiotics and topical nasal sprays continues to be the first-line treatment. Surgical interventions include adenoidectomy, balloon catheter sinuplasty (BCS), and endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)...
April 25, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696405/gastric-washing-by-distilled-water-can-reduce-free-gastric-cancer-cells-exfoliated-into-the-stomach-lumen
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Atsuko Ohki, Nobutsugu Abe, Eri Yoshimoto, Yoshikazu Hashimoto, Hirohisa Takeuchi, Gen Nagao, Tadahiko Masaki, Toshiyuki Mori, Yasuo Ohkura, Masanori Sugiyama
PURPOSE: Intragastric free cancer cells in patients with gastric cancer have rarely been studied. The purpose of this study was to investigate the detection rate of intragastric free cancer cells in gastric washes using two types of solutions during endoscopic examination. We further clarified risk factors affecting the presence of exfoliated free cancer cells. METHODS: A total of 175 patients with gastric cancer were enrolled. Lactated Ringer's solution (N = 89) or distilled water (DW; N = 86) via endoscopic working channel was sprayed onto the tumor surface, and the resultant fluid was collected for cytological examination...
April 25, 2018: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682224/subcutaneous-emphysema-during-root-canal-therapy-endodontic-accident-by-sodium-hypoclorite
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Gianluca Tenore, Gaspare Palaia, Chiara Ciolfi, Mohamed Mohsen, Andrea Battisti, Umberto Romeo
Introduction: Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema is defined as the abnormal introduction of air in the subcutaneous tissues of the head and neck. It is mainly caused by trauma, head and neck surgery, general anesthesia, and coughing or habitual performance of Valsalva manoeuvre. The occurrence of subcutaneous emphysema after dental treatment is rare, and diffusion of gas into the mediastinum is much rarer, especially when the procedure is a nonsurgical treatment. Presented here is a case of subcutaneous emphysema that occurred after sodium hypochlorite irrigation during endodontic treatment, and the description of its etiologies and prevention during nonsurgical endodontic treatment...
September 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681271/transitioning-patients-with-hypospadias-and-other-penile-abnormalities-to-adulthood-what-to-expect
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REVIEW
Keith Rourke, Luis H Braga
Hypospadias patients presenting to adult urologists do so with a wide range of symptoms and problems, including urethral stricture (45-72%), lower urinary tract symptoms (with or without stricture) (50-82%), urethrocutaneous fistula (16-30%), persisting hypospadias (14-43%), micturition spraying (24%), ventral curvature (14-24%), urinary tract infection (15-25%), or lichen sclerosus (13%; range 8-43). Many of these men have concurrent complications as the result of multiple operations and a variety of techniques...
April 2018: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668982/improved-medical-treatment-and-surgical-surveillance-of-children-and-adolescents-with-ulcerative-colitis-in-the-united-kingdom
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Marcus Karl-Keinz Auth, Su K Bunn, Aimee Leanne Protheroe, Linda Jane Williams, John M Fell, Rafeeq Muhammed, Nicholas Michael Croft, R Mark Beattie, Anne Willmott, Christine Spray, Babu Vadamalayan, Astor Rodrigues, John Puntis, Anna Jane Pigott, David C Wilson, Sally Mitton, Mark Furman, Charlie Charlton, Sonny K F Chong, Richard K Russell
Background: Pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) presents at an earlier age and increasing prevalence. Our aim was to examine morbidity, steroid sparing strategies, and surgical outcome in children with active UC. Methods: A national prospective audit was conducted for the inpatient period of all children with UC for medical or surgical treatment in the United Kingdom (UK) over 1 year. Thirty-two participating centers recruited 224 children in 298 admissions, comparisons over 6 years were made with previous audits...
April 13, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601806/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-prevent-white-matter-injury-in-neonates
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J William Gaynor, Susan C Nicolson, Diane M Spray, Nancy B Burnham, Jesse L Chittams, Therese Sammarco, Kevin W Walsh, Thomas L Spray, Daniel J Licht
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a mechanism to protect tissues from injury during ischemia and reperfusion. We investigated the neuroprotective effects of RIPC in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: The outcome was white matter injury (WMI), assessed by the change in volume of WMI from preoperative to postoperative brain MRI. Subjects were randomized to RIPC or SHAM. RIPC was induced prior to cardiopulmonary bypass by four 5 minute cycles of blood pressure cuff inflation to produce ischemia of the lower extremity...
March 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547920/nicotine-addiction-management-following-surgery-a-quality-improvement-approach-in-the-post-anesthesia-care-unit
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Barry A Finegan, Daniel Roblin, Fadi Hammal
Quality problem: For smokers, hospital admission is accompanied by forced involuntary nicotine abstinence due to smoke-free site/grounds policies. An audit of patients admitted to our surgical wards revealed that identification of smoking status was inadequate and that nicotine addiction management (NAM) was infrequently offered. The project aimed to enhance both these metrics by initiating NAM in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU). Initial assessment: Out of 744 patients admitted to our PACU in August 2015, 54% had their smoking status documented...
March 14, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538285/first-results-of-a-new-vacuum-plasma-sprayed-vps-titanium-coated-carbon-peek-composite-cage-for-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Sven Hoppe, Christoph E Albers, Tarek Elfiky, Moritz C Deml, Helena Milavec, Sebastian F Bigdon, Lorin M Benneker
The aim of this study was to assess the performance of a new vacuum plasma sprayed (VPS) titanium-coated carbon/polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage under first use clinical conditions. Forty-two patients who underwent a one or two segment transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure with a new Ca/PEEK composite cage between 2012 and 2016 were retrospectively identified by an electronic patient chart review. Fusion rates (using X-ray), patient's satisfaction, and complications were followed up for two years...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529704/early-experience-with-a-short-tapered-titanium-porous-plasma-sprayed-stem-with-updated-design
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Adolph V Lombardi, Antonio G Manocchio, Keith R Berend, Michael J Morris, Joanne B Adams
INTRODUCTION: Short stem femoral components in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) have increased in popularity since the advent of minimally invasive surgical techniques. The concept of a short stem is particularly compatible with tapered designs where the goal is to offload forces proximally in the femur. The purpose of this retrospective review was to review our early experience with a short, tapered titanium femoral component with updated design features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Beginning in November 2011 through February 2012, 92 consented patients (93 hips), at a single center, were treated with primary cementless THA using a short stem, tapered femoral component (Taperloc® Complete Microplasty; Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, Indiana) and were available for review with a minimum two-year follow-up...
March 12, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496624/bony-ingrowth-potential-of-3d-printed-porous-titanium-alloy-a-direct-comparison-of-interbody-cage-materials-in-an-in-vivo-ovine-lumbar-fusion-model
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Kirk McGilvray, Jeremiah Easley, Howard B Seim, Daniel Regan, Sigurd H Berven, Wellington K Hsu, Thomas E Mroz, Christian M Puttlitz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is significant variability in the materials commonly used for interbody cages in spine surgery. It is theorized that 3-D printed interbody cages utilizing porous titanium material can provide more consistent bone ingrowth and biological fixation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an evidence-based approach to decision making regarding interbody materials for spinal fusion. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative animal study...
February 26, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496035/detecting-tumour-positive-resection-margins-after-oral-cancer-surgery-by-spraying-a-fluorescent-tracer-activated-by-gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase
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Maxime D Slooter, Henricus J M Handgraaf, Martin C Boonstra, Lily-Ann van der Velden, Shadhvi S Bhairosingh, Ivo Que, Lorraine M de Haan, Stijn Keereweer, Pieter B A A van Driel, Alan Chan, Hisataka Kobayashi, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Clemens W G M Löwik
OBJECTIVES: Tumour-positive resection margins are a major problem during oral cancer surgery. gGlu-HMRG is a tracer that becomes fluorescent upon activation by gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT). This study aims to investigate the combination of gGlu-HMRG and a clinical fluorescence imaging system for the detection of tumour-positive resection margins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The preclinical Maestro and clinical Artemis imaging systems were compared in vitro and ex vivo with cultured human head and neck cancer cells (OSC19, GGT-positive; and FaDu, GGT negative) and tumour-bearing nude mice...
March 2018: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456949/clarithromycin-in-the-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-preliminary-results-of-a-possible-its-new-use
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F Sireci, R Speciale, S Gallina, R Sorrentino, F R Canevari
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prolonged therapy with low-dose clarithromycin in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwP) after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). A total of 10 patients with CRSwP were identified and subjected to bilateral ESS. In post-operative patients they were treated with nasal wash with saline solution and steroid sprays (beclomethasone). During follow-up, after 30-40 days after the operation (M = 35.4 SD = +4.33), patients reported a worsening of symptoms with onset of nasal obstruction; reduction/loss of smell; headache; onset of viscous secretions and therefore all patients continued therapy with saline nasal irrigation, topical steroid therapy and started macrolide (clarithromycin 500 mg/pill: 1 pill/day for 3 days a week for 1 month)...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452463/autosomal-dominant-mannose-binding-lectin-deficiency-is-associated-with-worse-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery-in-infants
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Daniel Seung Kim, Yatong K Li, Jerry H Kim, Curtis S Bergquist, Marsha Gerdes, Judy C Bernbaum, Nancy Burnham, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Elaine H Zackai, Susan C Nicolson, Thomas L Spray, Deborah A Nickerson, Hakon Hakonarson, Gail P Jarvik, J William Gaynor
OBJECTIVES: The MBL2 gene is the major genetic determinant of mannose-binding lectin (MBL)-an acute phase reactant. Low MBL levels have been associated with adverse outcomes in preterm infants. The MBL2Gly54Asp missense variant causes autosomal dominant MBL deficiency. We tested the hypothesis that MBL2Gly54Asp is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes after cardiac surgery in neonates. METHODS: This is an analysis of a previously described cohort of patients with nonsyndromic congenital heart disease who underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass before age 6 months (n = 295)...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451997/poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-as-a-slow-release-drug-carrying-matrix-for-methotrexate-coated-onto-intraocular-lenses-to-conquer-posterior-capsule-opacification
#17
Stefan A Kassumeh, Christian M Wertheimer, Annabel von Studnitz, Anna Hillenmayer, Claudia Priglinger, Armin Wolf, Wolfgang J Mayer, Daniel Teupser, Lesca M Holdt, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten H Eibl-Lindner
PURPOSE: Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) still represents the main long-term complication of cataract surgery. Research into pharmacologic PCO prophylaxis is extensive. One promising candidate drug is methotrexate (MTX). Our aim is to determine the in vitro feasibility of MTX-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic) (PLGA) biomatrices sprayed on intraocular lenses (IOLs) as a drug-delivery implant. METHODS: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic IOLs were spray-coated with MTX-loaded PLGA...
February 16, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447332/the-impact-of-the-maternal-foetal-environment-on-outcomes-of-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-neonates
#18
James William Gaynor, Samuel Parry, Julie S Moldenhauer, Rebecca A Simmons, Jack Rychik, Richard F Ittenbach, William W Russell, Erin Zullo, John Laurenson Ward, Susan C Nicolson, Thomas L Spray, Mark P Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancies with congenital heart disease in the foetus have an increased prevalence of pre-eclampsia, small for gestational age and preterm birth, which are evidence of an impaired maternal-foetal environment (MFE). METHODS: The impact of an impaired MFE, defined as pre-eclampsia, small for gestational age or preterm birth, on outcomes after cardiac surgery was evaluated in neonates (n = 135) enrolled in a study evaluating exposure to environmental toxicants and neuro-developmental outcomes...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416204/hemodynamic-responses-to-tracheal-intubation-in-elderly-patients-intravenous-or-spray-of-lidocaine-versus-fentanyl
#19
Alireza Jalali, Ebrahim Nasiri, Mohsen Khoramian, Masood Saghafinia, Hasan Siamian
Introduction: Laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation are known to increase sympathetic activity that may be detrimental to patients with preexisting ischaemic or hypertensive heart disease. Aim: The aim of this study was to compare of intravenous and oropharyngeal spray of lidocaine and high dose of fentanyl on systolic and diastolic blood pressures and heart rate of patients over 65 years during tracheal intubation. Material and Methods: In this clinical trial, 160 patients over 65 yrs who were randomly divided into five groups of 32 patients...
December 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415694/in-vivo-study-of-osseointegration-in-prestige-lp-cervical-disc-prosthesis
#20
Jigang Lou, Beiyu Wang, Tingkui Wu, Wenjie Wu, Huibo Li, Ziyang Liu, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND: A study was designed to quantify the extent of porous osseointegration at the prosthesis-bone interface in the Prestige LP prosthesis containing a plasma-sprayed titanium coating. METHODS: Using an anterior surgical approach, cervical disc arthroplasty was performed in 8 mature male goats at the C3-C4 segment, followed by implantation of the Prestige LP prosthesis. The vertebral specimens were examined using microcomputed tomograph for histomorphometric quantification, and proceeded by routine paraffin processing for histological observation...
February 7, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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