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J J Fagan, J Aswani, J Otiti, V Mushamba, E Liyombo, G Woodson, D Weed, C Zender, K Mannion, J L Netterville, R Wagner, Mark Zafereo
The University of Cape Town Karl Storz Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship is the only head and neck surgery fellowship in Sub-Saharan Africa. This article briefly describes this fellowship and outlines the experience and ongoing collaborative efforts of members of the American Academy of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery with graduates of this program who are now building head and neck surgery programs in East Africa. This educational collaboration avoids many common pitfalls associated with short-term humanitarian outreach and represents a successful model for international collaborative educational efforts with head and neck surgeons in developing countries in Africa...
2016: SpringerPlus
Christopher J Martin, Sean B McAdams, Haidar Abdul-Muhsin, Victoria M Lim, Rafael Nunez-Nateras, Mark D Tyson, Mitchell R Humphreys
PURPOSE: Questions still remain regarding the durability and longevity of flexible ureteroscopes (URS). The objective of this manuscript is to estimate potential economic benefits of the single use flexible digital URS compared to our recent experience with reusable flexible digital URS using cost benefit analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ureteroscopic procedures were prospectively recorded over a 12-month period (February 2014 - February 2015). All flexible ureteroscopies were performed using the Karl Storz Flex-XC™ digital ureteroscopes...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Urology
Michele Diana, Yu-Yin Liu, Raoul Pop, Seong-Ho Kong, Andras Legnèr, Remy Beaujeux, Patrick Pessaux, Luc Soler, Didier Mutter, Bernard Dallemagne, Jacques Marescaux
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative liver segmentation can be obtained by means of percutaneous intra-portal injection of a fluorophore and illumination with a near-infrared light source. However, the percutaneous approach is challenging in the minimally invasive setting. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of fluorescence liver segmentation by superselective intra-hepatic arterial injection of indocyanine green (ICG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight pigs (mean weight: 26...
August 5, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
John C Sakles, Jarrod M Mosier, Asad E Patanwala, Brittany Arcaris, John M Dicken
BACKGROUND: Although the C-MAC (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) is a video laryngoscope (VL), it can also be used as a direct laryngoscope (DL). OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the utility of the C-MAC as a DL for intubations in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This was an analysis of prospectively collected continuous quality-improvement data during the 6-year period from February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2015, when both the C-MAC and Macintosh DL (Mac DL) were clinically available in our ED...
October 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Shailesh Puntambekar, Vikrant Sharma, Sanjay Kumar, Sainath Mitkare, Geetanjali Joshi, Atul Dokrimare, Mangesh Panse
The role of endoscopic thyroidectomy has shown clear cosmetic benefits in the past. In this current study of 10 patients, we have tried to highlight the importance and benefits of 3D endoscopy in the management of large size multinodular goitres (MNGs) and solitary thyroid nodules (STNs). From March 2014 to July 2014, patients having a large volume of thyroid (>70 cc for one lobe) and nodule size (>6 cm) were enrolled for this study. A total of 10 patients underwent the procedure using the Karl Storz(TM) 3D endoscope system...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
Vladimir Dolinaj, Sanja Milošev, Dušanka Janjević
Laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare mesenchymal tumor, most frequently affecting cricoid cartilage. The objective of this report is to present successful video laryngoscope usage in a patient with anticipated difficult airway who refused awake fiberoptic endotracheal intubation (AFOI). A 59-year-old male patient was admitted in our hospital due to difficulty breathing and swallowing. On clinical examination performed by ENT surgeon, preoperative endoscopic airway examination (PEAE) could not be performed properly due to the patient's uncooperativeness...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
Muhammet Fatih Kılınç, Ömer Gökhan Doluoğlu, Tolga Karakan, Ayhan Dalkılıç, Nurettin Cem Sönmez, Cem Nedim Yücetürk, Berkan Reşorlu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the ureter stone treatment results performed by using different- caliber semirigid ureteroscopes (URS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adult patients who were treated for ureteral stones by a single endoscopist between January 2000 and March 2015 were analyzed. The patients were divided into 3 groups in accordance with the caliber of the ureteroscope used: 10/10.5 F Storz (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) (January 2002-January 2005) URS was used in group 1, 8...
June 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
Philipp Schuerner, Bastian Grande, Tobias Piegeler, Martin Schlaepfer, Leif Saager, Matthew T Hutcherson, Donat R Spahn, Kurt Ruetzler
INTRODUCTION: Sufficient ventilation and oxygenation through proper airway management is essential in patients undergoing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Although widely discussed, securing the airway using an endotracheal tube is considered the standard of care. Endotracheal intubation may be challenging and causes prolonged interruption of chest compressions. Videolaryngoscopes have been introduced to better visualize the vocal cords and accelerate intubation, which makes endotracheal intubation much safer and may contribute to intubation success...
2016: PloS One
Ashwini Kumar Mishra, Sanjeev Kumar Verma, Surya Kant, Ram Awadh Kushwaha, Rajiv Garg, Santosh Kumar, Ved Prakash, Ajay Verma, Mala Sagar
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic approach to exudative pleural effusion remains an underappreciated aspect of modern thoracic medicine. 15-20% of the pleural effusions remain undiagnosed. The most efficient approach to pleural exudates remains uncertain and controversial particularly if acquisition of pleural tissue is required. The clinician needs to consider various factors when confronted with the choice between closed pleural biopsy (CPB) and thoracoscopy. Hence this study was planned to compare the diagnostic efficacy of CPB and Thoracoscopic pleural biopsy (TPB)...
January 2016: South Asian Journal of Cancer
Giuseppe Pelella, Ram Ramaraj, Ramana Dhannapuneni, Rafael Guerrero
We report the use of video-assisted cardioscopy (VAC) to assess the complete resection of a giant sessile rhabdomyoma of the left ventricle (LV) in a case of suspected neonatal tuberous sclerosis. A fetal echocardiogram performed at 20 weeks of gestation identified the mass at the apex of the LV and attached to the interventricular septum (IVS). Further echocardiography during the pregnancy demonstrated moderate growth of the LV mass. This was occupying more than two-thirds of the LV cavity after the delivery, and there were concerns of LV outflow tract obstruction...
May 6, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Doh Young Lee, Seung-Kuk Baek, Kwang-Yoon Jung
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of solo-surgeon retroauricular thyroidectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For solo-surgery, we used an Endoeye Flex Laparo-Thoraco Videoscope (Olympus America, Inc.). A Vitom Karl Storz holding system (Karl Storz GmbH & Co.) composed of several bars connected by a ball-joint system was used for fixation of endoscope. A snake retractor and a brain-spoon retractor were used on the sternocleidomastoid...
May 3, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Roshan Bhaisare, Bhavna Kamble, Kisan Patond
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to present long-term results from a 10-year follow-up after endoscopic lumbar discectomy (ELD) by "Destandau's technique". OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Endoscopic disc surgery by Destandau's technique using ENDOSPINE Karl Storz system is a relatively new technique. It was introduced in 1993. It has been gaining popularity among the spine surgeons, as it is attractive for small skin incision and allows a gentle and excellent tissue dissection with excellent visualization...
April 2016: Asian Spine Journal
O I Sharipov, M A Kutin, P L Kalinin, D V Fomichev, V A Lukshin, A B Kurnosov
INTRODUCTION: Doppler ultrasound (DUS) has been widely used in neurosurgical practice to diagnose various cerebrovascular diseases. This technique is used in transsphenoidal surgery to identify the localization of intracranial arteries when making an approach or during tumor resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To identify the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and/or basilar artery during endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery, we used a combined device on the basis of a click line curette («Karl Storz») and a 16 MHz Doppler probe (Lassamed)...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
Jonas D Senft, Philip Gath, Tilman Dröscher, Philip C Müller, Benedict Carstensen, Felix Nickel, Beat P Müller-Stich, Georg R Linke
BACKGROUND: To date, hybrid NOTES, combining transvaginal and laparoscopic access, represents the most popular clinically applied NOTES approach enabling surgical handling comparable to laparoscopic surgery. The transrectal route could be used in a similar way; however, suitable devices facilitating feasible transrectal access and rectal sealing are lacking. METHODS: In collaboration with Karl Storz GmbH, we tailored a rectoscope and trocars to facilitate transrectal trocar placement and rectal sealing for hybrid NOTES procedures using rigid instruments...
October 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
K Sfetsas, D Mitropoulos
BACKGROUND: The authors evaluated the role of photodynamic cystoscopy in the detection of additional urothelial lesions, mainly carcinoma in situ, that would not be detected solely with white light cystoscopy, leading to disease understaging. METHODS: From 2009 to 2011, 70 patients underwent white light cystoscopy, followed by photodynamic cystoscopy (blue light system, Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany). Preoperatively they were instilled intravesically with 50ml of Hexvix (Hexaminolevulinate hexylester)...
June 2016: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
Hyun Jin Choi, Tae-Joong Kim, Yoo-Young Lee, Jeong-Won Lee, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae
OBJECTIVE: Indocyanine green with near-infrared fluorescence imaging (NIR-ICG) is a new tracer modality in the limelight used for lymphatic mapping. The advantage of this method is to provide real-time image during surgery. To use ICG for image guided lymph node dissection, a surgeon needs to know initial appearing time and duration. METHODS: A 52-year-old woman undertook surgery diagnosed with endometrial cancer. She had no past medical history and her body mass index was 25...
May 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Tsuyoshi Igami, Motoi Nojiri, Kentaro Shinohara, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi, Masato Nagino
PURPOSE: To clarify the clinical value and pitfalls of fluorescent cholangiography (FC) during single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC). METHODS: Our SILC procedure utilized the SILS-Port with additional 5-mm forceps through an umbilical incision. A laparoscopic fluorescent imaging system developed by Karl Storz Endoskope was utilized for fluorescent cholangiography. RESULTS: We performed fluorescent cholangiography during SILC in 21 patients...
March 22, 2016: Surgery Today
Jestin N Carlson, Samarjit Das, Fernando De la Torre, Adam Frisch, Francis X Guyette, Jessica K Hodgins, Donald M Yealy
OBJECTIVE: Adequate visualization of the glottic opening is a key factor to successful endotracheal intubation (ETI); however, few objective tools exist to help guide providers' ETI attempts toward the glottic opening in real-time. Machine learning/artificial intelligence has helped to automate the detection of other visual structures but its utility with ETI is unknown. We sought to test the accuracy of various computer algorithms in identifying the glottic opening, creating a tool that could aid successful intubation...
September 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
E A Gilifanov, V A Nevzorova, S A Artyushkin, I V Ivanets
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical state of the larynx and its microbial population in 49 patients examined at the stage of stable condition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Examination of the larynx was carried out with the use of a rigid laryngoscope having a visual angle of 70 degrees, videofibrolaryngoscopy, and stroboscopy using a «TelePac» videocomplex (Karl Storz, Germany). It was supplemented by the study of the bacteriological and mycological paysage. The acoustic analysis of the voice was performed with the help of the Specta PLUS computer program...
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Alberto Breda, Pietro Castellan, Rui Azevedo Freitas, Ivan Schwartzmann, Jesus Luis Álvarez Osorio, Josè Heriberto Amón-Sesmero, Josè Antonio Bellido, Enrique Ramos, Diego Rengifo, Juan Antonio Peña, Humberto Villavicencio
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of contemporary minilaparoscopy (ML; 3 mm instruments and laparoscope) and to identify predictive factors for complications in a prospective multicenter series for renal and adrenal surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2013 to December 2014, 110 patients from 6 laparoscopic Spanish centers were enrolled. A common database was used and data were collected in a prospective manner. Standard approach was defined as 3 to 4 3-mm trocars with a 3-mm laparoscope and 3-mm instruments (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany)...
June 2016: Urology
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