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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340117/an-evaluation-of-the-performance-of-the-dynamiker%C3%A2-fungus-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-to-assist-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis-invasive-candidiasis-and-pneumocystis-pneumonia
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P Lewis White, Jessica S Price, Raquel B Posso, Rosemary A Barnes
Invasive fungal disease (IFD) can be caused by a range of pathogens. Conventional diagnosis has the capacity to detect most causes of IFD, but poor performance limits impact. The introduction of non-culture diagnostics, including the detection of (1-3)-β-D-Glucan (BDG), has shown promising performance for the detection of IFD in variety of clinical settings. Recently, the Dynamiker® Fungus (1-3)-β-D-Glucan assay (D-BDG) was released as an IFD diagnostic test. This article describes an evaluation of the D-BDG assay for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA), invasive candidiasis (IC) and Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) across several high-risk patient cohorts and provides comparative data with the Associates of Cape Cod Fungitell® and BioRad Platelia™ Aspergillus Ag (GM) assays...
March 3, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338584/spring-assisted-cranioplasty-for-the-correction-of-non-syndromic-scaphocephaly-a-quantitative-analysis-of-100-consecutive-cases
#2
W Rodgers, G E Glass, S Schievano, A Borghi, N Rodriguez-Florez, A Tahim, F Angullia, W Breakey, P Knoops, M Tenhagen, J O'Hara, A Ponniah, G James, D J Dunaway, Nuo Jeelani
BACKGROUND: Spring-assisted cranioplasty has been proposed as an alternative to total calvarial remodelling for sagittal craniosynostosis. Advantages include its minimally invasive nature, reduced morbidity and hospital stay. Potential drawbacks include the need for a second procedure for removal and the lack of published long-term follow-up. We present a single institution experience of 100 consecutive cases using a novel spring design. METHODS: All patients treated at our institution between April 2010 and September 2014 were evaluated retrospectively...
March 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338553/consequences-of-hybrid-procedure-addition-to-robotic-assisted-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
#3
Feras Khaliel, Vincenzo Giambruno, Michael W A Chu, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick Teefy, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Patients postcoronary artery revascularization surgery often receives blood product transfusion, which could delay their intensive care unit and hospital discharge. We investigated our robotic-assisted direct coronary artery bypass (RADCAB) transfusion rate to determine whether performing the minimal invasive coronary surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention in one stage would increase the incidence of blood transfusion, morbidity, and length of stay. METHODS: Between November 2003 and November 2015, 483 consecutive patients underwent RADCAB surgery...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338552/is-the-future-of-coronary-arterial-revascularization-a-hybrid-approach-the-canadian-experience-across-three-centers
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Vincenzo Giambruno, Ahmad Hafiz, Stephanie A Fox, Hugues Jeanmart, Richard C Cook, Feras H Khaliel, Patrick Teefy, Kumar Sridhar, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur, Varinder K Randhawa, Ivan Iglesias, Philip M Jones, Christopher C Harle, Daniel Bainbridge, Michael W A Chu, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Hybrid coronary revascularization offers and combines the advantages of both surgical and percutaneous revascularization and eliminates at the same time the disadvantages of both procedures. The objective of this study was to assess graft and stent patency at 6 months, rate of bleeding, intensive care unit and hospital stay, rate of reintervention, and long-term clinical follow-up. METHODS: From March 2004 to November 2015, a total of 203 patients underwent robotic-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery and PCI of a non-left anterior descending vessel in a single or two stage, at three different centers...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338168/-safety-and-efficacy-of-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-versus-open-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Guibing Chen, Xiaoqian Xu, Jiaqing Gong, Guohu Zhang, Yongkuan Cao, Lin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically assess the safety and efficacy of hand-assisted laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (HALG) versus open distal gastrectomy (ODG) for gastric cancer. METHODS: Chinese or English literature regarding comparison of HALG and ODG were collected by searching in databases (such as PubMed, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wanfang database) between January 1996 and September 2016. The data of operative time, incision length, blood loss, number of harvested lymph nodes, time to flatus, hospital stay, postoperative complication morbidity and long-term outcomes were compared between the two procedures...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337576/robotic-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-minimally-invasive-approach-for-management-of-mediastinal-tumors
#6
Pejman Radkani, Devendra Joshi, Tushar Barot, Roy Williams
In spite of difficult anatomic access for tumors of mediastinum, surgical resection remains the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Widespread acceptance of video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is restricted by the limiting nature of instruments and suboptimal visualization. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery seems to hold most promise in remote, narrow anatomical regions. After obtaining approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB), a retrospective review of prospectively collected database on patients that underwent Robotic VATS between 2009 and 2013 was conducted...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337417/skeletal-and-dentoalveolar-changes-after-miniscrew-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-in-young-adults-a-cone-beam-computed-tomography-study
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Jung Jin Park, Young-Chel Park, Kee-Joon Lee, Jung-Yul Cha, Ji Hyun Tahk, Yoon Jeong Choi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the skeletal and dentoalveolar changes after miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) in young adults by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS: This retrospective study included 14 patients (mean age, 20.1 years; range, 16-26 years) with maxillary transverse deficiency treated with MARPE. Skeletal and dentoalveolar changes were evaluated using CBCT images acquired before and after expansion. Statistical analyses were performed using paired t-test or Wilcoxon signed-rank test according to normality of the data...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337349/a-rational-approach-to-sinus-augmentation-the-low-window-sinus-lift
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Terry Zaniol, Alex Zaniol
Sinus augmentation is a well-known approach to treating alveolar bone ridge atrophy in the posterior maxilla. The preparation of the lateral window is crucial. Its size, design, and position in the vestibular sinus wall may affect the intra- and postsurgical complication rates and affect the intrasurgical activity of both surgeons and assistants. The present paper describes a rational technique that also exploits the guided surgery approach for design and preparation of a lateral window for sinus augmentation, the Low Window Sinus Lift...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337058/comparison-of-microkeratome-assisted-sub-bowman-keratomileusis-with-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Talal A Althomali
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and thin-flap Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis/sub-Bowman keratomileusis (SBK) with intended flap thicknesses of 100 μm using the One Use-Plus SBK microkeratome. METHODS: Ninety-eight eyes of 52 subjects with myopic manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) of up to -5 diopters (D), a stable refraction for 1 year and a corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of at least 20/20 in each eye which had undergone SBK or PRK were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336449/objective-sensory-and-functional-outcomes-at-the-donor-site-following-endoscopic-assisted-sural-nerve-harvest
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Daniel P Butler, Kavan S Johal, Catherine E Wicks, Adriaan O Grobbelaar
BACKGROUND: The sural nerve is a common choice for a nerve graft. Understanding the potential morbidity associated with its harvest is important. In this study, we describe the objective sensory and functional outcomes associated with endoscopic sural nerve harvest from a combined paediatric and adult population. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from patients attending for follow-up between August 2015 and January 2016, who had previously undergone an endoscopic sural nerve graft harvest...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336200/systematic-review-of-transgastric-ercp-in-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-patients
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Nikhil Banerjee, Mayur Parepally, T Karl Byrne, Rana C Pullatt, Gregory A Coté, B Joseph Elmunzer
Balloon-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatoscopy (ERCP) in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients is technically challenging due to anatomic and accessory constraints, thus success rates are modest. Transgastric ERCP (TG-ERCP) offers a viable alternative. We aimed to systematically review the literature on TG-ERCP in RYGB patients to better define the technical approaches, success rates, and adverse events of this procedure. A computer-assisted search of the Embase and PubMed databases was performed to identify studies that focused on the techniques and clinical outcomes of TG-ERCP...
February 10, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336058/large-9-mm-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-with-clearance-of-a-6-mm-optical-zone-optimizes-outcomes-of-keratoconus-surgery
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Massimo Busin, Pia Leon, Yoav Nahum, Vincenzo Scorcia
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of a 9-mm deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) with removal of the deep stroma limited to the central 6-mm optical zone. DESIGN: Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 80 consecutive keratoconic eyes without deep stromal scarring, with at least 1 postoperative examination 1 month after complete suture removal. INTERVENTION: A standardized DALK was performed, including (1) deep trephination of the recipient bed 450 to 550 μm in depth and 9 mm in diameter; (2) pneumatic dissection; (3) debulking of approximately 80% of the anterior stroma; (4) removal of the deep stroma (bubble roof) from a central 6-mm optical zone; and (5) transplantation of a 9-mm anterior corneal lamella cut by microkeratome-assisted dissection (400-μm head) and sutured with a double running 10-0 nylon suture...
March 20, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335617/operative-treatment-of-traumatic-hallux-valgus-in-elite-athletes
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D Jeff Covell, Craig R Lareau, Robert B Anderson
BACKGROUND: Traumatic hallux valgus is an increasingly common injury in the athletic population and represents a unique variant of turf toe. Failure to appropriately recognize and treat these injuries can lead to continued pain, decreased performance, progressive deformities, and ultimately degeneration of the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint. Limited literature currently exists to assist in the diagnosis, management, and operative treatment. METHODS: Nineteen patients were reviewed in this series, including 12 National Football League, 6 college, and 1 high school player who was a college prospect...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333539/age-is-not-a-contraindication-for-cartilage-surgery-a-critical-analysis-of-standardized-outcomes-at-long-term-follow-up
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Giuseppe Filardo, Luca Andriolo, Andrea Sessa, Francesca Vannini, Alberto Ferruzzi, Maurilio Marcacci, Elizaveta Kon
BACKGROUND: Age is commonly accepted as a negative prognostic factor in cartilage surgery, and cutoff values of 30 to 40 years have been previously suggested as treatment indication. However, the lower outcome scores documented in older patients do not take in consideration the decreasing requirements of an aging joint. PURPOSE: To analyze the real effect of age in terms of recovery with respect to the functional level expected for different age categories of patients treated for cartilage lesions...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333337/tubal-anastomosis-after-previous-sterilization-a-systematic-review
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Jacoba A H van Seeters, Su Jen Chua, Ben W J Mol, Carolien A M Koks
BACKGROUND: Female sterilization is one of the most common contraceptive methods. A small number of women, however, opt for reversal of sterilization procedures after they experience regret. Procedures can be performed by laparotomy or laparoscopy, with or without robotic assistance. Another commonly utilized alternative is IVF. The choice between surgery and IVF is often influenced by reimbursement politics for that particular geographic location. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: We evaluated the fertility outcomes of different surgical methods available for the reversal of female sterilization, compared these to IVF and assessed the prognostic factors for success...
February 22, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333037/cerebral-hemodynamic-with-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-business-as-usual
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Juliana Caldas, Ronney B Panerai, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu, Juliano Almeida, Graziela Ferreira, Ligia Cunha, Ricardo Nogueira, Marcelo Oliveira, Fabio Jatene, Thompson Robinson, Ludhmila Hajjar
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is commonly used as mechanical support after cardiac surgery or cardiac shock. Although its benefits for cardiac function have been well documented, its effects on cerebral circulation are still controversial. We hypothesized that transfer function analysis (TFA) and continuous estimates of dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) provide consistent results in the assessment of cerebral autoregulation in patients with IABP. Continuous recordings of blood pressure (BP, intra-arterial line), end-tidal CO2, heart rate and cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV, transcranial Doppler) were obtained i) 5 minutes with IABP ratio 1:3, ii) 5 minutes, starting 1 minute with the IABP-ON, and continuing for another 4 minutes without pump assistance (IABP-OFF)...
March 23, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332431/diagnosis-and-management-of-symptomatic-seminal-vesicle-calculi
#17
Michelle Christodoulidou, Arie Parnham, Raj Nigam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the management of patients with symptomatic seminal vesicle calculi, from presentation and diagnosis to postoperative outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the English literature in MEDLINE and Embase was performed, based on the following model: patients with a diagnosis of seminal vesicle calculi; all interventions considered with or without control groups with single and comparator interventions; outcomes considered were incidence, presentation, diagnostic methods and treatment...
March 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332353/port-site-metastases-and-chimney-effect-of-b-ultrasound-guided-and-laparoscopically-assisted-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-perfusion-chemotherapy
#18
Ming Chen Ba, Hui Long, Xiang Liang Zhang, Yuan Feng Gong, Zhao Fei Yan, Shuai Wang, Yun Qiang Tang, Shu Zhong Cui
PURPOSE: CO₂ leakage along the trocar (chimney effect) has been proposed to be an important factor underlying port-site metastasis after laparoscopic surgery. This study aimed to test this hypothesis by comparing the incidence of port-site metastasis between B-ultrasound-guided and laparoscopically-assisted hyperthermic intraperitoneal perfusion chemotherapy (HIPPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two patients with malignant ascites induced by gastrointestinal or ovarian cancer were divided into two groups to receive either B-ultrasound-guided or laparoscopically-assisted HIPPC...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332061/tutorial-assistance-for-board-certification-in-surgery-frequency-associated-time-and-cost
#19
Robert Mechera, Salome Dell-Kuster, Marco von Strauss Und Torney, Igor Langer, Markus Furrer, Heiner C Bucher, Rachel Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Tutorial assistance is related to extra time and cost, and the hospitals' financial compensation for this activity is under debate. We therefore aimed at quantifying the extra time and resulting cost required to train one surgical resident in the operating theatre for board certification in Switzerland as an example of a training curriculum involving several surgical subspecialties. Additionally, we intended to quantify the percentage of tutorial assistance. METHODS: We analysed 200,700 operations carried out between 2008 and 2012...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331901/isolated-port-site-recurrence-of-node-negative-clinical-stage-ib1-cervical-adenocarcinoma
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Uma Deshmukh, Molly McAdow, Jonathan Black, Pei Hui, Masoud Azodi
INTRODUCTION: Port site metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for cervical cancer is a rare phenomenon. METHODS: We present a case report of isolated port site recurrence 4 years following laparoscopic surgery in a patient with node-negative, clinical stage IB1 cervical adenocarcinoma. RESULTS: A 44 year-old woman presented with a necrotic cervical lesion. A biopsy of the mass revealed invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma. She underwent a robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, and pelvic lymph node dissection with bilateral oophoropexy...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
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