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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132116/the-outcome-of-laparoscopic-subtotal-cholecystectomy-in-difficult-cases-a-case-series
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Caroline Supit, Tommy Supit, Yarman Mazni, Ibrahim Basir
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy (LSC) is a widely used technique for managing cholelithiasis with severe cholecystitis. The increasing popularity its utilization is due to the good safety profile and acceptable results. This case series evaluates the short- and long-term results of Indonesian patients who underwent LSC with an objective to determine whether the procedure can be a standard approach for difficult cholecystectomy in our institution. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Thirty-four Indonesian patients (26 men, 8 women) with the mean age of 54...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109357/occupational-exposure-to-electromagnetic-fields-from-medical-sources
#2
Rianne Stam, Sachiko Yamaguchi-Sekino
High exposures to electromagnetic fields (EMF) can occur near certain medical devices in the hospital environment. A systematic assessment of medical occupational EMF exposure could help to clarify where more attention to occupational safety may be needed. This paper seeks to identify sources of high exposure for hospital workers and compare the published exposure data to occupational limits in the European Union. A systematic search for peer-reviewed publications was conducted via PubMed and Scopus databases...
November 3, 2017: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104182/lipid-peroxidation-in-cardiac-surgery-towards-consensus-on-biomonitoring-diagnostic-tools-and-therapeutic-implementation
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Rosalba Romano, Simona M Cristescu, Terence H Risby, Nandor Marczin
This review focuses on oxidative stress and more specifically lipid peroxidation in cardiac surgery, one of the fundamental theories of perioperative complications. We present the molecular pathways leading to lipid peroxidation and integrate analytical methods that allow detection of lipid peroxidation markers in the fluid phase with those focusing on volatile compounds in exhaled breath. In order to explore the accumulated data in the literature, we present a systematic review of quantitative analysis of malondialdehyde (MDA), a widely used lipid peroxidation product at various stages of cardiac surgery...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080086/robotic-treatment-of-a-type-2-calyceal-diverticulum-in-a-child-is-suture-closure-and-marsupialisation-enough-for-a-good-outcome
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V Sripathi, Aparajita Mitra, Rajiv L Padankatti, T Ganesan
Calyceal diverticula in children are rare and 20% eventually become symptomatic. Following the use of laparoscopic or endoscopic treatments, 85% of children report symptomatic relief. However, complete radiological resolution is seen only in three-fourths of the laparoscopic group and a quarter of those treated via endoscopy. Diathermy ablation of the lining and/or prolonged double J stenting has not altered this outcome. The robotic approach is superior to the other two techniques as the leak can be clearly identified and securely suture ligated...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078576/bipolar-sealing-devices-in-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
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REVIEW
Filippo Longo, Pierfilippo Crucitti, Fabio Quintarelli, Raffaele Rocco, Giuseppe Mangiameli, Gaetano Rocco
Intraoperative bleeding is one of the main severe complications in complete video-assisted thoracic surgery (c-VATS) and post-operative air-leaks prevention still represents an important challenge. Usually, hemostasis is often difficult and unsafe when the VATS approach is performed and the potential role of bipolar sealing devices is still undefined, as proven by limited experiences reported in the literature. By introducing endostaplers in VATS surgery, it was possible to perform safe thoracoscopic resections of lung...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036006/blood-perfusion-in-human-eyelid-skin-flaps-examined-by-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-importance-of-flap-length-and-the-use-of-diathermy
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Cu Dinh Nguyen, Jenny Hult, Rafi Sheikh, Kajsa Tenland, Ulf Dahlstrand, Sandra Lindstedt, Malin Malmsjö
PURPOSE: It is well known that blood perfusion is important for the survival of skin flaps. As no study has been conducted to investigate how the blood perfusion in human eyelid skin flaps is affected by the flap length and diathermy, the present study was carried out to investigate these in patients. METHODS: Fifteen upper eyelids were dissected as part of a blepharoplastic procedure, releasing a 30-mm long piece of skin, while allowing the 5 mm wide distal part of the skin to remain attached, to mimic a skin flap (hereafter called a "skin flap")...
October 11, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019803/the-spot-gradetm-a-new-method-for-reproducibly-quantifying-surgical-wound-bleeding
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William D Spotnitz, Dirk Zielske, Valerie Centis, Rachel Hoffman, Daniel L Gillen, Catherine Wittmann, Vincent Guyot, Doris M Campos, Patricia Forest, Alan Pearson, Paul C McAfee
STUDY DESIGN: Benchtop model with prospective surgeon video testing. OBJECTIVE: To create a surface bleeding severity scale, the SPOT GRADE (SG), for quantitative assessment of target bleeding site (TBS) blood loss. This is of particular interest for spinal surgery due to epidural bleeding and an inability to use diathermy and radiofrequency cautery close to nerve roots. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A novel apparatus perfusable at known flow rates and simulating different sized wounds was used to create movies to educate surgeons on specific degrees of bleeding...
October 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994752/a-technique-for-subcutaneous-abdominal-adipose-tissue-biopsy-via-a-non-diathermy-method
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Vasileios Chachopoulos, Petros C Dinas, Markella Chasioti, Athanasios Ζ Jamurtas, Yiannis Koutedakis, Andreas D Flouris
Adipose tissue biopsies offer tissue samples that, upon analysis, may provide insightful overviews of mechanisms relating to metabolism and disease. To obtain subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies in the abdominal area, researchers and physicians use either a surgical or a needle-based technique. However, surgical subcutaneous fat biopsies can offer tissue samples that may provide a more comprehensive overview of the complexities of biological indices in white adipose tissue. Usually, a surgical adipose tissue biopsy includes a diathermy treatment for cauterizing blood vessels to prevent excessive bleeding...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955064/scalpel-versus-diathermy-of-midline-skin-incisions-comparison-of-mean-pain-scores-on-second-post-operative-day
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Summaya Saeed, Aun Ali, Saima Zainab, Muhammad Taha Junaid Khan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mean post-operative pain in scalpel versus diathermy opening of midline laparotomies. METHODS: The randomised controlled study was conducted at Civil Hospital and Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, from May to November 2010, and comprised patients undergoing midline laparotomy. Patients were equally divided into two groups; those who received incision with diathermy were placed in group A, and those who received incision with scalpel in group B...
October 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942118/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-effectiveness-of-physical-therapy-and-electrophysical-modalities-an-updated-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Bionka M A Huisstede, Peter Hoogvliet, Thierry P C Franke, Manon S Randsdorp, Bart W Koes
OBJECTIVE: To review scientific literature studying the effectiveness of physical therapy and electrophysical modalities for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). DATA SOURCES: The Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PEDro. STUDY SELECTION: Two reviewers independently applied the inclusion criteria to select potential eligible studies. DATA EXTRACTION: Two reviewers independently extracted the data and assessed the methodological quality using the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool...
September 20, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936905/microwave-diathermy-and-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-effects-in-primary-dysmenorrhea-clinical-trial-protocol
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Aline Fernanda Perez Machado, Monica Rodrigues Perracini, Ariane da Cruz Saraiva de Morais, Bruna Oliveira da Silva, Patricia Driusso, Richard Eloin Liebano
The aim of this study will be to analyze the effects of microwave diathermy (MWD) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on primary dysmenorrhea. Eighty eight women, age range 18-44 years, with no previous pregnancy, no practice physical activities, a BMI of ≤29.9 kg/m(2), a regular menstrual cycle and a diagnosis of primary dysmenorrhea, with menstrual pain ranging from mild to severe, will be selected. The participants will be randomized into four groups: MWD and TENS, MWD and placebo TENS, placebo MWD and TENS, and placebo MWD and placebo TENS...
September 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932551/electro-physiological-evidence-of-intercostal-nerve-injury-after-thoracotomy-an-experimental-study-in-a-sheep-model
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Ruoyu Zhang, Kerstin Schwabe, Marcus Krüger, Axel Haverich, Joachim K Krauss, Mesbah Alam
BACKGROUND: Although intercostal nerve injury is one of the major causes for post-thoracotomy pain, the exact mechanisms are still unclear. We sought to evaluate the electro-physiological changes of intercostal nerve injury after thoracotomy in a sheep model. METHODS: Adult sheep underwent thoracotomy in the sixth intercostal space by employing diathermy to superior border of the seventh rib. In two sheep, ribs were then spread using retractor spreading for a distance of 7 cm for 30 minutes...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924615/complications-implications-and-prevention-of-electrosurgical-injuries-corner-stone-of-diathermy-use-for-junior-surgical-trainees
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REVIEW
Manjunath Siddaiah-Subramanya, Kor Woi Tiang, Masimba Nyandowe
Diathermy is commonly used in modern-day surgery. The incidence of electrosurgical injuries related to diathermy is under reported, as it is difficult to ascertain the true impact on both patient and healthcare professionals. As junior surgical trainees, understanding of the mechanism and biophysics of the electrosurgical tools enables safer usage and contributes to improved outcome. Careful use of electrosurgical tools during operation and appropriate communication amongst staff members are pivotal to a safe surgical outcome...
October 2017: Surg J (N Y)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898922/cold-versus-hot-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-for-nonpedunculated-colorectal-polyps-sized-6-10-mm-a-randomized-trial
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Vasilios Papastergiou, Konstantina D Paraskeva, Maria Fragaki, Ioannis Dimas, Emmanouil Vardas, Angeliki Theodoropoulou, Nicoletta Mathou, Athanasios Giannakopoulos, Konstantinos Karmiris, Afroditi Mpitouli, Dimitra Apessou, Linda Giannikaki, John A Karagiannis, Grigorios Chlouverakis, Gregorios A Paspatis
Background and study aims Cold snare polypectomy is an established method for the resection of small colorectal polyps; however, significant incomplete resection rates still leave room for improvement. We aimed to assess the efficacy of cold snare endoscopic mucosal resection (CS-EMR), compared with hot snare endoscopic mucosal resection (HS-EMR), for nonpedunculated polyps sized 6 - 10 mm. Patients and methods This study was a dual-center, randomized, noninferiority trial. Consecutive adult patients with at least one nonpedunculated polyp sized 6 - 10 mm were enrolled...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885231/effectiveness-of-shortwave-diathermy-for-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-and-value-of-night-pain-for-patient-selection-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Meryem Yilmaz Kaysin, Pinar Akpinar, Ilknur Aktas, Feyza Unlü Ozkan, Duygu Silte Karamanlioglu, Hulya Cagliyan Hartevioglu, Nazan Vural
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of short wave diathermy (SWD) in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome. DESIGN: In this double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, 57 patients (aged 35-65 yrs) were classified into night pain positive (NP[+]) (n = 28) and night pain negative (NP[-]) (n = 29) groups. Both groups were randomly assigned to SWD (NP[+], n = 14; NP[-], n = 14) and sham (NP[+], n = 15; NP[-], n = 14) subgroups...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876609/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital-a-case-report
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M Govender, C Kalenga, O Mongale, T Mosasi
BACKGROUND: The first total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed in 1994 by Gagner and Pomp. Their comments coupled with the inherent technical difficulties stifled development of the technique. In the last decade there has been a renewed interest in the technique with high volume centres publishing large series. We present our experience with the first operation completed at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. METHOD: Pre-operative CT confirmed a resectable head of pancreas mass...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858085/evaluation-of-an-interlaced-triple-procedure-penetrating-keratoplasty-extracapsular-cataract-extraction-and-nonopen-sky-intraocular-lens-implantation
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Shuo Yang, Bin Wang, Yangyang Zhang, Hualei Zhai, Junyi Wang, Shuang Wang, Lixin Xie
To evaluate an interlaced triple procedure that involved penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) using diathermy capsulotomy, and nonopen-sky intraocular lens (IOL) implantation.This retrospective study involved data from 34 patients who were diagnosed with severe corneal opacities and cataracts. These patients were divided into an interlaced procedure group (21 patients) and a traditional procedure group (13 patients). In the interlaced group, the method of continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) was completed via diathermy capsulotomy...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807342/accuracy-and-interobserver-agreement-of-retroareolar-frozen-sections-in-nipple-sparing-mastectomies
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David A Suarez-Zamora, Luis E Barrera-Herrera, Mauricio A Palau-Lazaro, Fabio Torres-Franco, Alejandro Orozco-Plazas, Lisette Barreto-Hauzeur, Paula A Rodriguez-Urrego
In the last decades, surgical treatment of breast cancer has enormously changed. As a result, nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has evolved as an oncologically safe and cosmetic approach. NSM includes a subareolar frozen section to evaluate malignancy. We determined the accuracy of subareolar frozen section diagnosis, analyzed the discrepancy factor, and estimated the interobserver agreement of frozen section in NSM. A retrospective review of all NSMs at our institution from 2009 to 2015 was performed. Frozen sections were compared to the final diagnoses to analyze the accuracy of subareolar frozen sections...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806849/effect-of-monopolar-cutting-mode-against-bipolar-diathermy-on-surgical-dissection-of-microvessels
#19
Hyunsuk Peter Suh, Eun Jung Park, Joon Pio Hong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800194/a-comparison-of-two-endoscopic-posterior-cordotomy-techniques-laser-cordotomy-vs-diathermy-assisted-cordotomy
#20
Kerem Ozturk, Goksel Turhal, Isa Kaya, Abdulhalim Aysel, Murat Benzer, Pervin Korkmaz Ekren, Serdar Akyildiz
OBJECTIVES: To compare respiratory function, swallowing and voice quality of bilateral abductor vocal fold paralysis (BAVFP) patients undergoing laser and diathermy assisted posterior cordotomy. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients were included in the study (Group 1 and 2, 15 patients each). Mean age was 53±14.27 years with a range of 31-78 years (12 (40%) male, 18 (60%) female)...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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