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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432989/the-effect-of-natural-ventilation-strategy-on-indoor-air-quality-in-schools
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Luca Stabile, Marco Dell'Isola, Aldo Russi, Angelamaria Massimo, Giorgio Buonanno
In order to reduce children's exposure to pollutants in classrooms a proper ventilation strategy need to be adopted. Such strategy is even more important in naturally ventilated schools where the air exchange rate is only based on the manual airing of classrooms. The present work aimed to evaluate the effect of the manual airing strategy on indoor air quality in Italian classrooms. For this aim, schools located in the Central Italy were investigated. Indoor air quality was studied in terms of CO2, particle number and PM concentrations and compared to corresponding outdoor levels...
April 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432672/para-atrial-non-acute-mediastinal-hematoma-after-left-atrial-maze-procedure-mimicking-tumor-in-a-patient-with-treated-melanoma
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G Schaiberger, D Pucar, V Patel, B Bateson, H Williams, W Bates
INTRODUCTION: The Cox Maze III procedure is considered the gold standard open surgical procedure for management of atrial fibrillation. This article outlines a unique case of a para-atrial mediastinal hematoma following a bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial Maze procedure mimicking malignancy. REPORT: A 60-year-old male, with past history of melanoma, underwent bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial mini maze procedure with radiofrequency energy and exclusion of the left atrial appendage...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432461/laparoscopic-surgery-for-t4-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Charlotte E L Klaver, Tijmen M Kappen, Wernard A A Borstlap, Willem A Bemelman, Pieter J Tanis
BACKGROUND: In colon cancer, T4 stage is still assumed to be a relative contraindication for laparoscopic surgery considering the oncological safety. The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis was to evaluate short- and long-term oncological outcomes after laparoscopic surgery for T4 colon cancer, and to compare these with open surgery. METHODS: Using systematic review of literature, studies reporting on radicality of resection, disease-free survival (DFS), and/or overall survival (OS) after laparoscopic surgery for T4 colon cancer were identified, with or without a control group of open surgery...
April 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431995/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-urachal-excision-in-children
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Haris Ahmed, Adam S Howe, Lori L Dyer, Ronnie G Fine, Jordan S Gitlin, Richard N Schlussel, Paul F Zelkovic, Lane S Palmer
OBJECTIVE: To report the first exclusively pediatric series of robot-assisted urachal remnant excisions in children. MATERIALS & METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all children who underwent robot-assisted excision of urachal remnants from 2010 to 2016. For the procedure, a 3-port approach was performed in all cases. Excision of the urachus was performed, along with partial cystectomy if there was clear or suspected bladder involvement. Outcomes and complications were reviewed...
April 18, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431896/pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy-%C3%A2-practical-aspects
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M Hübner, F Grass, H Teixeira-Farinha, B Pache, P Mathevet, N Demartines
INTRODUCTION: Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) has been introduced as novel treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis. Only proper patient selection, stringent safety protocol and careful surgery allow for a secure procedure. We hereby report the essentials for safe implementation. METHODS: All consecutive procedures within 20 months after PIPAC implementation were analyzed with regards to practical and surgical aspects. Special emphasis was laid on modifications of technique and safety measures during the implementation process with systematic use of a dedicated checklist...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431651/modified-inside-out-technique-for-continued-use-of-chronically-occluded-upper-central-veins
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Adnan Hadziomerovic, Zameer Hirji, Niamh Coffey
This report describes a 2-step, inside-out procedure for upper body central venous access in patients with chronic central venous occlusions. Blunt cephalad dissection through the mediastinum was achieved with a curved metal cannula and guide wire followed by percutaneous puncture of an open snare from a right supraclavicular approach and dilation of the tract for a tunneled central venous catheter insertion. Of 9 patients, all had a successful placement of a tunneled central venous catheter using this method...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430689/perioperative-outcomes-of-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy-compared-with-open-hysterectomy
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Bhargavi Gali, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, David J Plevak, Darrell Schroeder, Timothy O Wilson, Christopher J Jankowski
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of robotic hysterectomies (RH) are being performed. To provide ventilation (with pneumoperitoneum and steep Trendelenburg position) for these procedures, utilization of lung protective strategies with limiting airway pressures and tidal volumes is difficult. Little is known about the effects of intraoperative mechanical ventilation and high peak airway pressures on perioperative complications. We performed a retrospective review to determine whether patients undergoing RH had increased pulmonary complications compared to total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH)...
April 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430584/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopy-assisted-versus-open-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Jian-Xian Lin, Ju-Li Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Chang-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been designed to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG), and a retrospective study of a large patient cohort is valuable before conducting randomized controlled clinical trials. RESULTS: Among all patients, age, tumor location, histologic type, pT stage, pN stage and pTNM stage significantly differed between the LATG group and OTG group. After the propensity score matching, the clinicopathological characteristics did not significantly differ between groups...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430534/chronobiological-factors-for-compassion-satisfaction-and-fatigue-among-ambulatory-oncology-caregivers
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Daniela Bellicoso, Maureen Trudeau, Margaret I Fitch, Martin R Ralph
Primary caregivers for victims of chronic illness and or trauma experience both positive and negative emotional consequences. These are broadly classified as compassion satisfaction (CS) and compassion fatigue (CF). Because one of the components of CF, burnout, varies with chronotype and sleep quality, we assessed the influence of chronobiological features on the broader constructs of CS and CF. Responses from primary ambulatory care oncology staff working dayshifts were assessed for potential relationships of chronotype and sleep quality with CS and CF using the professional quality of life scale...
April 21, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430350/1st-evidence-based-italian-consensus-conference-on-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-peritoneal-carcinosis-from-ovarian-cancer
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Davide Cavaliere, Roberto Cirocchi, Federico Coccolini, Anna Fagotti, Massimiliano Fambrini, Orietta Federici, Domenica Lorusso, Marco Vaira, Marco Ceresoli, Paolo Delrio, Alfredo Garofalo, Sandro Pignata, Paolo Scollo, Vito Trojano, Andrea Amadori, Luca Ansaloni, Giuseppe Cariti, Franco De Cian, Pierandrea De Iaco, Michele De Simone, Marcello Deraco, Annibale Donini, Giammaria Fiorentini, Luigi Frigerio, Stefano Greggi, Antonio Macrì, Enrico Maria Pasqual, Franco Roviello, Paolo Sammartino, Cinzia Sassaroli, Giovanni Scambia, Carlo Staudacher, Patrizia Vici, Enrico Vizza, Mario Valle
Ovarian cancer (OC) remains relatively rare, although it is among the top 4 causes of cancer death for women younger than 50. The aggressive nature of the disease and its often late diagnosis with peritoneal involvement have an impact on prognosis. The current scientific literature presents ambiguous or uncertain indications for management of peritoneal carcinosis (PC) from OC, both owing to the lack of sufficient scientific data and their heterogeneity or lack of consistency. Therefore, the Italian Society of Surgical Oncology (SICO), the Italian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Italian Association of Hospital Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Italian Association of Medical Oncology conducted a multidisciplinary consensus conference (CC) on management of advanced OC presenting with PC during the SICO annual meeting in Naples, Italy, on September 10-11, 2015...
April 20, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430045/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-changes-in-the-last-decade-differences-in-morbidity-and-weight-loss
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Andrea Balla, Silvia Quaresima, Frida Leonetti, Emanuela Paone, Marco Brunori, Teresa Messina, Ardit Seitaj, Alessandro M Paganini
PURPOSE: Aim is to report the learning curve and standardization process of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG), describing the evolution in surgical technique and patient management in the authors' experiences. METHODS: One hundred twenty-seven patients were divided in three Groups (A, B, and C), based on bougie size and technical details, and included 36, 46, and 45 patients, respectively. RESULTS: Mean operative time in Groups A, B, and C was 201...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429950/-can-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-improve-quality-of-total-mesorectal-excision
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D Langer, I Tučková, J Kalvach, M Ryska
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) in the 1980s was pivotal in the surgical treatment for rectal carcinoma (RC). Routinely applied TME led to a significant reduction in the incidence of local recurrences. The purpose of our paper is to present the results of our non-randomized study comparing prospectively acquired data from radical resection / rectal extirpation using classic open access, laparoscopy and da Vinci robotic system. METHOD: The study group included 116 patients with RC who underwent radical surgical treatment between 1/2014-12/2016, after which the collected resection specimens were assessed in pathology laboratories of the referring hospital using the Quirkes protocol...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429948/-robotic-surgery-in-gynecology
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R Pilka
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review is to provide a general historical and contemporary perspective on the implementation and use of robot-assisted laparoscopy in gynecology as well as the experience gained to date. CONTENTS: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgeries in gynecology include benign hysterectomy, myomectomy, radical hysterectomy, lymph node dissections or sacrocolpopexies. Robot-assisted gynecologic surgery is often associated with longer operating room time but generally similar clinical outcomes, decreased blood loss and shorter hospital stay when compared to open or laparoscopic surgery...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429762/annealing-induced-re-crystallization-in-ch3nh3pbi3-xclx-for-high-performance-perovskite-solar-cells
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Yingguo Yang, Shanglei Feng, Meng Li, Weidong Xu, Guangzhi Yin, Zhaokui Wang, Baoquan Sun, Xingyu Gao
Using poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) as hole conductor, a series of inverted planar CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskite solar cells (PSCs) were fabricated based on perovskite annealed by an improved time-temperature dependent (TTD) procedure in a flowing nitrogen atmosphere for different time. Only after an optimum annealing time, an optimized power conversion efficiency of 14.36% could be achieved. To understand their performance dependence on annealing time, an in situ real-time synchrotron-based grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD) was used to monitor a step-by-step gradual structure transformation from distinct mainly organic-inorganic hybrid materials into highly ordered CH3NH3PbI3 crystal during annealing...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429278/-trans-hepatico-cystic-coledochostomy-for-the-opening-hydatid-cyst-in-the-biliary-tract-indications-and-outcome-evaluation-of-25-cases
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S Daldoul, G H El Kebir, I Messoudi, A Mabrouk, M Tahar Bouzidi, M Ben Moussa
The treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver opened in the bile ducts is sometimes difficult and complex. The trans-hepaticocystic coledochostomy (CTHK) is one of these processes. We conducted a review of the indications for this surgical procedure and its perioperative outcomes through a series of 25 patients and then we analyzed predictor factors of complications. During the period's study, 909 patients with liver hydatid cyst went under the surgery. Ninety two (92, i.e. 10.1%) of them had an opening in the bile ducts through a large fistula...
April 20, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428623/paper-strip-embedded-graphene-quantum-dots-a-screening-device-with-a-smartphone-readout
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Ruslan Álvarez-Diduk, Jahir Orozco, Arben Merkoçi
Simple, inexpensive and rapid sensing systems are very demanded for a myriad of uses. Intrinsic properties of emerging paper-based analytical devices have demonstrated considerable potential to fulfill such demand. This work reports an easy-to-use, low cost, and disposable paper-based sensing device for rapid chemical screening with a smartphone readout. The device comprises luminescent graphene quantum dots (GQDs) sensing probes embedded into a nitrocellulose matrix where the resonance energy transfer phenomenon seems to be the sensing mechanism...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428522/-surgeon-modified-fenestrated-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-aneurysm
#17
Kenichi Hashizume, Hideyuki Shimizu
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair( TEVAR) for thoracic aortic aneurysm has been established as a 1st-line therapy, especially in high-risk cases, with device improvements and the appearance of various procedures, but there are still cases of anatomical adaptation. On the other hand, several countermeasures have been developed, but there are no commercially available devices for fenestrated or branched stent grafts in Japan. Moreover, complications such as cerebral infarction, organ ischemia and bypass occlusion and infection are pointed out in popular debranch TEVAR...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428519/-current-status-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-our-institution
#18
Daisuke Fukui, Kenji Okada
Within 8-year period between 2009 and 2016, we treated 215 patient with a strategy of primary thoracic endovascular aortic repair( TEVAR). In-hospital mortality was 4.4%( 8 cases). Thirty-two emergency cases was included and we treated 23 cases of zone 0 debranching TEVAR with chimney techinique in this period. In recent 2-year period between 2015 and 2016, we treated 44 cases of TEVAR without type I a endoleaks with 0% mortality(most of the them was zone 2~3 TEVAR in this period) on the one hand, and the number of open surgery for thoracic aorta was 80 on the other...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427115/personality-assessment-and-model-comparison-with-behavioral-data-a-statistical-framework-and-empirical-demonstration-with-bonobos-pan-paniscus
#19
Jordan S Martin, Scott A Suarez
Interest in quantifying consistent among-individual variation in primate behavior, also known as personality, has grown rapidly in recent decades. Although behavioral coding is the most frequently utilized method for assessing primate personality, limitations in current statistical practice prevent researchers' from utilizing the full potential of their coding datasets. These limitations include the use of extensive data aggregation, not modeling biologically relevant sources of individual variance during repeatability estimation, not partitioning between-individual (co)variance prior to modeling personality structure, the misuse of principal component analysis, and an over-reliance upon exploratory statistical techniques to compare personality models across populations, species, and data collection methods...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427001/emergency-room-thoracotomy-for-acute-traumatic-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-a-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-case-report
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Kenichiro Ishida, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Nobutaka Iwasa, Masaro Nakae, Masayuki Sakaki, Yohei Ieki, Kyosuke Takahashi, Yumiko Shimahara, Taku Sogabe, Keiichiro Shimono, Mitsuhiro Noborio, Daikai Sadamitsu
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries have a high mortality rate, and prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving in cardiac tamponade. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. He was hemodynamically unstable. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) showed pericardial fluid with right ventricular collapse consistent with cardiac tamponade in the subxiphoid view...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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