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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624422/endovascular-proximal-forearm-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis-access-results-of-the-prospective-multicenter-novel-endovascular-access-trial-neat
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Charmaine E Lok, Dheeraj K Rajan, Jason Clement, Mercedeh Kiaii, Ravi Sidhu, Ken Thomson, George Buldo, Christine Dipchand, Louise Moist, Joanna Sasal
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are suboptimally used primarily due to problems with maturation, early thrombosis, and patient nonacceptance. An endovascular approach to fistula creation without open surgery offers another hemodialysis vascular access option. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, single-arm, multicenter study (Novel Endovascular Access Trial [NEAT]). SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive adult non-dialysis-dependent and dialysis-dependent patients referred for vascular access creation at 9 centers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616292/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-left-upper-lobectomy-and-systematic-lymph-node-dissection-with-fused-fissure
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Ying Chen, Jun-Tao Lin, Song Dong, Xue-Ning Yang, Yi-Long Wu, Wen-Zhao Zhong
As surgical proficiency and the development of medical techniques have improved, uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has emerged as a minimally invasive alternative in the surgical management of lung cancer. The spectrum of uniportal VATS indications is now almost equal to that of conventional VATS. Recent decades have witnessed the emergence of numerous uniportal VATS techniques. A significant proportion of these have to be converted into a multiport approach and even open thoracotomy due to the difficulty of managing the upper lobe vein and bronchus, particularly for the technically challenging left upper lobectomy...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613223/novel-use-of-sterilized-disposable-surgical-lenses-for-posterior-segment-examination-an-opportunity-for-equitable-resource-distribution
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Benjamin J Thomas, Aristomenis Thanos, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Bozho Todorich
PURPOSE: To report a novel technique for repurposing disposable wide-angle lenses used in vitreoretinal surgery for noncontact posterior segment examination. METHODS: Clinical technique report with imaging. RESULTS: The disposable lens for the noncontact BIOM viewing system manufactured by OCULUS Optikgerate GmbH (Wetzler, Germany) is a 100-diopter converging lens with wide-angle viewing ability. When appropriately processed after initial use, this lens is able to safely provide clinically useful viewing of the posterior segment when combined with a slit-lamp microscope, at a fraction of the cost of commercially available lenses...
April 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612038/resection-planning-for-robotic-acoustic-neuroma-surgery
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Kepra L McBrayer, George B Wanna, Benoit M Dawant, Ramya Balachandran, Robert F Labadie, Jack H Noble
Acoustic neuroma surgery is a procedure in which a benign mass is removed from the internal auditory canal (IAC). Currently, this surgical procedure requires manual drilling of the temporal bone followed by exposure and removal of the acoustic neuroma. This procedure is physically and mentally taxing to the surgeon. Our group is working on the development of an acoustic neuroma surgery robot (ANSR) to perform the initial drilling procedure. Planning the ANSR's drilling region using preoperative CT requires expertise and takes about 35 min...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608271/repeated-subretinal-surgery-and-removal-of-subretinal-decalin-is-well-tolerated-evidence-from-a-porcine-model
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Nina Buus Sørensen, Kristian Klemp, Troels Wesenberg Kjær, Steffen Heegaard, Morten la Cour, Jens Folke Kiilgaard
PURPOSE: Subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) is a serious complication that can occur after retinal detachment repair. It is possible to remove the PFCL surgically, but retinal damage related to the procedure is unknown. Also, increasing interest in subretinal treatment makes it relevant to examine the functional and morphological consequences of repeated subretinal manipulation. We hypothesized that PFCL in a porcine model can be injected in the subretinal space and removed with minimal effect on retinal structure and function...
June 12, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607896/a-survey-of-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-otolaryngologists
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Twinkle Dabholkar, Sujata Yardi, Yogesh G Dabholkar, Haritosh K Velankar, Gaurav Ghuge
There are increased reports of prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) in surgeons performing minimal access surgeries. Due to the nature of the speciality, otolaryngologists spend their work days in performing markedly precise procedures in small workspaces i.e. the patients' ear, nose and throat. Due to this, they frequently adopt awkward neck, back and shoulder postures while using devices like otoscope, endoscope and microscope. The field of otolaryngology has barely received any attention with respect to ergonomic assessment...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607874/robotic-assisted-abdomino-perineal-vesicourethral-anastomotic-reconstruction-for-4-5-centimeter-post-prostatectomy-stricture
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Brian F Dinerman, Nicholas J Hauser, Jim C Hu, Rajveer S Purohit
We report surgical management of a disrupted radical prostatectomy vesicourethral anastomosis after bleeding from undiagnosed hemophilia that required re-exploration, pudendal artery embolization, and urinary diversion with nephrostomy and surgical drains. After referral, the 4.5 cm vesicourethral anastomotic defect was reconstructed with a robotic-assisted abdomino-perineal approach. Intra-abdominal robotic-assisted mobilization of the bladder and perineal mobilization of the urethra permitted a tension-free vesicourethral anastomosis while avoiding a pubectomy...
September 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605380/establishment-of-a-clinic-based-biorepository
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Sarah E Belden, Chandana K Uppalapati, Agnes S Pascual, McKale R Montgomery, Kathryn J Leyva, Elizabeth E Hull, Richard L Averitte
The incidence of skin cancer (e.g., squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma) has been increasing over the past several years. It is expected that there will be a parallel demand for cutaneous tumor samples for biomedical research studies. Tissue availability, however, is limited due the cost of establishing a biorepository and the lack of protocols available for obtaining clinical samples that do not interfere with clinical operations. A protocol was established to collect and process cutaneous tumor and associated blood and saliva samples that has minimal impact on routine clinical procedures on the date of a Mohs surgery...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602930/illumination-in-spinal-surgery-depending-on-different-approaches-and-light-sources
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Eike Wilbers, Christian Ewelt, Stephanie Schipmann, Walter Stummer, Mark Klingenhöfer
Sufficient visualisation of the operating field is crucial for success in surgery and is important especially concerning minimal invasive and deep approaches in spine surgery METHODS: The spinal microsurgical approach was imitated using an isolated box that was accessed with different devices. Different light sources and auxiliary devices were analysed aiming to compare them to each other. As light source we used one microscope, one standard operating theatre lamp and one headlamp. The auxiliary devices included different tubes with and without optic light fibre, different retractors and one endoscope RESULTS/CONCLUSION: Hence, we demonstrated that different combinations of light sources and auxiliary devices provide significantly different illumination in the artificial operating field...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598265/robot-assisted-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-institutional-experience-in-9-patients
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Reid Hoshide, Mark Calayag, Hal Meltzer, Michael L Levy, David Gonda
OBJECTIVE The endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is an established and effective treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus. In its most common application, surgeons plan their entry point and the endoscope trajectory for the procedure based on anatomical landmarks, then control the endoscope freehand. Recent studies report an incidence of neural injuries as high as 16.6% of all ETVs performed in North America. The authors have introduced the ROSA system to their ETV procedure to stereotactically optimize endoscope trajectories, to reduce risk of traction on neural structures by the endoscope, and to provide a stable mechanical holder of the endoscope...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597129/transcanal-surgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas-a-pictorial-review-of-radiological-findings-surgical-anatomy-and-comparison-to-the-traditional-translabyrinthine-approach
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Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Gaia Federici, Lukas Anschuetz, Giacomo Pavesi, Alessandra Todeschini, Livio Presutti, Daniele Marchioni
The most popular approaches for vestibular schwannoma (VS) removal are retrosigmoid, middle cranial fossa and translabyrinthine (TL). All require a certain degree of invasivity, bone removal, or brain manipulation. Recently, the authors described the transcanal transpromontorial approaches (TTA), which allow the inner ear to be accessed directly through the external auditory canal (EAC), either with a microscopic (Expanded TTA, or ExpTTA) or even an exclusive endoscopic technique (Endoscopic TTA, or EndoTTA)...
June 9, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595352/neuropsychology-outcomes-following-trephine-epilepsy-surgery-the-inferior-temporal-gyrus-approach-for-amygdalohippocampectomy-in-medically-refractory-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Mike R Schoenberg, William E Clifton, Ryan W Sever, Fernando L Vale
BACKGROUND: Surgery is indicated in cases of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy(MTLE) that are refractory to medical management. The inferior temporal gyrus (ITG) approach provides access to the mesial temporal lobe (MTL) structures with minimal tissue disruption. Reported neuropsychology outcomes following this approach are limited. OBJECTIVE: To report neuropsychological outcomes using an ITG approach to amygdalohippocampectomy (AH) in patients with medically refractory MTLE based on a prospective design...
June 8, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593626/safety-of-lateral-interbody-fusion-surgery-without-intraoperative-monitoring
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Hong-Jae Lee, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Ji-Hoon Seong, Hyun-Jin Cho, Jin-Sung Kim
AIM: Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) is a minimally invasive surgical method that can access lumbar spine without direct dissection of psoas muscle and the need for intraoperative neuromonitoring (IOM) is questionable. The purpose of this study is to examine and document the transient and persistent perioperative complications in patients who underwent OLIF for degenerative lumbar disease without IOM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Total 129 consecutive patients who were diagnosed as degenerative spinal disease from L1 to S1 and underwent the mini-open OLIF, were identified and retrospectively reviewed...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589156/outcome-of-expedited-rotator-cuff-surgery-in-injured-workers-determinants-of-successful-recovery
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Helen Razmjou, Dragana Boljanovic, Sandra Lincoln, Richard Holtby, Stephen Gallay, Patrick Henry, Iona Macritchie, Cheryl Borthwick, Lauren Mayer, Carolyn Roknic, Deborah Shore, Allison Kamino, Julie Grossman, Joanne Hill, Gargi Singh, Niki Travers, Loraine Yanofsky, Marni Wilson, Shellina Sumar, Alicia Savona, Filomena De Medeiros, Helen Mann, Aisha Champsi, Stefanie Chau, Danielle Medeiros, Robin R Richards
BACKGROUND: Work-related rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of disability and employee time loss. PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness of expedited rotator cuff surgery in injured workers who underwent rotator cuff decompression or repair and to explore the impact of demographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors in predicting the outcome of surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Injured workers who were seen at a shoulder specialty program and who underwent expedited arthroscopic rotator cuff decompression or repair were observed for a period of 6 to 12 months based on their type of surgery and recovery trajectory...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588976/the-how-project-understanding-contextual-challenges-to-global-surgical-care-provision-in-low-resource-settings
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Nakul P Raykar, Rachel R Yorlets, Charles Liu, Roberta Goldman, Sarah L M Greenberg, Meera Kotagal, Paul E Farmer, John G Meara, Nobhojit Roy, Rowan D Gillies
INTRODUCTION: 5 billion people around the world do not have access to safe, affordable, timely surgical care. This series of qualitative interviews was launched by The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) with the aim of understanding the contextual challenges-the specific circumstances-faced by surgical care providers in low-resource settings who care for impoverished patients, and how those providers overcome these challenges. METHODS: From January 2014 to February 2015, 20 LCoGS collaborators conducted semistructured interviews with 148 surgical providers in low-resource settings in 21 countries...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582377/is-it-the-end-for-urologic-pelvic-laparoscopic-surgery
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Grigorios Athanasiadis, Andreas Bourdoumis, Junaid Masood
AIM: To scrutinize the rapid development of robotic versus traditional laparoscopic technique in pelvic urologic surgery. INTRODUCTION: In the last few decades, advances in research and development have led to tremendous progress in medical diagnostics and treatment of disease. Minimally invasive surgery has moved from experimental to becoming the dominant form of surgical management across the surgical specialties. Laparoscopy is nowadays used widely in abdominal surgery, from simple diagnostic laparoscopy to complex colorectal and gynecologic cancer procedures...
June 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580776/do-we-have-enough-evidence-for-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-a-critical-review-of-scientific-and-non-scientific-information
#17
REVIEW
Torsten Doenst, Joseph Lamelas
Reducing surgical trauma by minimizing skin incisions has transformed abdominal surgery resulting in significant improvements in outcome. In cardiac surgery, such efforts have also been made, but similar benefits could not be demonstrated. In addition, any potential benefit comes at the cost of increased cardiopulmonary bypass and clamp times, leading to questions regarding the safety of minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Nevertheless, outcomes have been equivalent to matched sternotomy cases and there is no doubt that the number of patients undergoing minimally-invasive mitral or aortic procedures is slowly increasing...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574054/-first-experience-with-total-laparoscopic-reconstructive-operations-in-occlusive-lesion-of-the-aortoiliac-arterial-segment
#18
P V Mozgovoĭ, E G Spiridonov, V V Mandrikov, A A Lukovskova, D V Moiseev, P A Pirozhenko, V S Ufimtsev, A I Korotkova, A V Isaev, F N Zharkin
According to the TASC II and the Russian National Guidelines on management of patients with lower limb arterial diseases, in patients with type C and D lesions of the arterial bed performing aortofemoral bifurcation bypass grafting is preferable. Laparoscopic technique makes it possible to combine advantages of minimally invasive surgery with well-known remote results of open reconstructive operations on the aortoiliac segment. The study included a total of 54 patients undergoing treatment at the Cardiosurgical Department of Clinic No 1 of the Volgograd State Medical University over the period from January 2012 to September 2015...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573543/transoral-thyroidectomy-limitations-patients-safety-and-own-experiences
#19
REVIEW
Kai Witzel, Franz Messenbaeck, Michael Weitzendorfer, Tahar Benhidjeb
For patients undergoing thyroidectomy, the minimally invasive aspect and the cosmetic advantage of the procedure seem to be important factors in surgery. Studies in cadaver and animals have shown that different endoscopic techniques can be performed in a safe and successful way. In the evolution of thyroid surgery, for many endocrine surgeons, the transoral approach seems to be the next step. Even if such procedures are more and more frequently applied in patients, these procedures are far from being generally implemented in routine surgery...
June 1, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570687/intervention-using-a-novel-biodegradable-hollow-stent-containing-polylactic-acid-polyprolactone-polyethylene-glycol-complexes-against-lacrimal-duct-obstruction-disease
#20
Xinyuan Zhan, Xin Guo, Rong Liu, Weikun Hu, Lei Zhang, Nan Xiang
Lacrimal duct obstruction disease (LDOD) is a common ophthalmologic disease. Stent implantation surgery is one of the most effective therapies. In this study, we intended to find out the satisfactory biodegradable stents containing poly-L-lactic acid-polycaprolactone-polyethylene glycol (PLLA- PCL- PEG) complexes for therapeutic application in LDOD. Stents made of PLLA- PCL- PEG complexes in various ratios, were prepared and used in vitro to determine stents with appropriate mechanical properties and shorter range of bio-degradation for study in vivo...
2017: PloS One
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