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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640697/current-clinical-challenges-in-childhood-ependymoma-a-focused-review
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Thomas E Merchant
Ependymoma is a locally aggressive tumor with metastatic potential that arises in diverse locations throughout the brain and spine in children. Tumor and treatment may result in significant morbidity. Cure remains elusive for many patients owing to diverse biology and resistance to conventional therapy. The implementation of systematic postoperative irradiation in clinical trials during the past 20 years has increased the proportion of patients achieving durable disease control with excellent results, as measured by objective functional outcome measures...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613206/-evolution-from-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-to-mini-pcnl-in-supine-position-on-the-treatment-of-complex-renal-calculi-feasibility-study
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Fernando Ramón de Fata-Chillón, Helena Gimbernat-Díaz, Cristina Redondo-Redondo, Elisa Meilán-Hernández, Erika Mateo-Martínez
OBJECTIVES: Mini-PCNL is a potentially less invasive technique than standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We present our experience and results comparing both approaches in large burden complex renal calculi. METHODS: Prospective non randomized study comparing PCNL (24/26F nephroscope; Group A) and Mini-PCNL (15/18F; Group B) perioperative and postoperative results, in 40 (20 each group) consecutive patients between 2013 and 2014. We analyze demographic data, hemoglobin drop, urine culture, stone characteristics, operative time, puncture, number and size of the tract, disintegration energy sources, nephrostomy placement, hospital stay, stone free rate and Clavien-Dindo complications...
June 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594747/groin-pain-characteristics-and-recurrence-rates-three-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-self-gripping-progrip-mesh-and-sutured-polypropylene-mesh-for-open-inguinal-hernia-repair
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Willem A R Zwaans, Tim Verhagen, Luuk Wouters, Maarten J A Loos, Rudi M H Roumen, Marc R M Scheltinga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate long-term groin pain and inguinal hernia recurrence rates of 2 types of mesh and to describe the evolution of postoperative groin sensory disturbances. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Some patients with an inguinal hernia develop chronic pain following open mesh insertion. Previous trials comparing a semi-resorbable, self-gripping Progrip mesh with a standard sutured polypropylene mesh found conflicting results regarding recurrence rates and residual groin pain...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594658/total-percutaneous-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-robotic-and-endoscopic-atrioventricular-valve-surgery
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Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Roel Beelen, Frank Van Praet
Continuous technological advances in endoscopic-, robotic- and catheter-based cardiac interventions are paralleled by rapid evolution in cannulation strategies for circulatory support. The recent introduction of suture-based percutaneous vascular closure devices resulted in innovative strategies to deliver peripheral endovascular therapeutic devices through the iliac and femoral arteries. Percutaneous access allows rapid postoperative mobilization and potentially avoids the devastating neuro-lympho-vascular- and wound infection morbidities associated with conventional open surgical exposure...
June 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593114/transient-exacerbation-of-nasal-symptoms-following-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-tumors-a-prospective-study
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Benjamin M Davies, Erica Tirr, Yi Yuen Wang, Kanna K Gnanalingham
Object  Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery is the commonest approach to pituitary tumors. One disadvantage of this approach is the development of early postoperative nasal symptoms. Our aim was to clarify the peak onset of these symptoms and their temporal evolution. Methods  The General Nasal Patient Inventory (GNPI) was administered to 56 patients undergoing endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors preoperatively and at 1 day, 3 days, 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 to 12 months postoperatively...
June 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579359/evolution-in-treatment-strategy-for-metastatic-spine-disease-presently-evolving-modalities
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REVIEW
N Kumar, R Malhotra, A S Zaw, K Maharajan, N Naresh, A Kumar, B Vellayappan
The advent of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the surgical management armamentarium and stereotactic radiosurgery in the domain of radiotherapy, has led to a major evolution in treatment of metastatic spine disease (MSD). We reviewed the recent literature to discuss evolution from open to MIS approaches in MSD and the concurrent evolution in radiotherapy. This will provide a sound base for further development and understanding of treatment paradigms in MSD. Literature review showed that evolution of surgery can be traced from inappropriate open surgery (i...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562736/bariatric-surgery-as-a-treatment-for-pseudotumor-cerebri-case-study-and-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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Everton Cazzo, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, Fábio Henrique Mendonça Chaim, Elaine Cristina Cândido, Luciana Bueno da Silveira Jarolavsky, Ana Maria Neder de Almeida, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim
CONTEXT: Pseudotumor cerebri occurs when there is an increase in intracranial pressure without an underlying cause, usually leading to loss of vision. It is most commonly observed in obese women of child-bearing age. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old woman presented at our service with idiopathic intracranial hypertension that had been diagnosed two years earlier, which had led to chronic refractory headache and an estimated 30% loss of visual acuity, associated with bilateral papilledema...
May 29, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552811/periumbilical-vs-transumbilical-laparoscopic-incision-a-patients-satisfaction-centered-randomised-trial
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Audrey Bouffard-Cloutier, Alex Paré, Nathalie McFadden
BACKGROUND: While studies suggested that transumbilical incisions (TUI) incur better postoperative cosmetic satisfaction scores (CSS) and shorter operative time (OT) than periumbilical incisions (PUI) during general surgery laparoscopic interventions, others did not. Concerns have been raised toward the potential negative impact of TUI on the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) but this issue is under documented. METHODS: A controlled trial was conducted between August 2014 and August 2015 in our hospital...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552099/bacteriology-and-treatment-of-infections-in-the-upper-and-lower-airways-in-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-adressing-the-paranasal-sinuses
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Mikkel Christian Alanin
The respiratory tract is lined with motile cilia that transport respiratory mucus. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a chronic genetic disease caused by mutations in genes responsible for ciliary structure and function. Non-functional airway cilia impair the mucociliary clearance (MCC), causing mucostasis, lung infections and destruction, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and hearing impairment. It is of paramount importance to postpone chronic lung infection mainly with Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in patients with an impaired MCC...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549363/-thoracic-inestability-fixed-with-bioabsorbable-screws-and-plates
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A L Nolasco-de la Rosa, R Mosiñoz-Montes, J Matehuala-García, A A Cuautle-Ramírez, E Román-Guzmán, A L Reyes-Miranda, F Quero-Sandoval
BACKGROUND: Flail chest is managed with mechanical ventilation or inhaloteraphy and analgesia. Little has been published on the use of bioabsorbable material and its evolution in flail chest fixation. METHODS: This is a descriptive study of patients with unstable chest undergoing fixation with bioabsorbable plates and screws in a period from February 2009 to December 2011. RESULTS: We report 18 cases, aged 33-74 years (mean 53), three with bilateral involvement; rib fixation was performed between 1-21 days of the accident (mean 1...
November 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541579/tailored-extended-bifrontal-craniotomy-for-anterior-skull-base-tumors-anatomic-description-of-a-modified-surgical-technique-and-case-series
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Michael M Safaee, Michael W McDermott, Arnau Benet, Philip V Theodosopoulos
BACKGROUND: Open transcranial approaches to the anterior skull base remain an integral component of current skull base practice. Evolution of these and other techniques has resulted in revisions of standard, tried-and-true methods in attempts to improve patient outcomes and cosmesis, while still providing the best combination of surgical exposure and ergonomics. OBJECTIVE: To describe a modified approach for midline tumors of the anterior skull base. METHODS: We describe the anatomy and techniques of a modified extended bifrontal craniotomy for anterior skull base tumors...
May 24, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537355/safety-and-cost-effectiveness-in-thyroidectomy-using-the-harmonic-scalpel-compared-to-traditional-hemostasis-a-controlled-clinical-assay
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Erich O P Basurto-Kuba, Maybelline Robles-Estrada, Luis Mauricio Hurtado-López, Edgar D Montes E Oca-Duran, Carlos Campos-Castillo, Felipe Rafael Zaldivar-Ramirez, Abraham Pulido-Cejudo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this clinical control trial is to analyze the cost-effectiveness and to understand the efficacy of the HARMONIC FOCUS®+ (Ethicon Inc., Somerville, New Jersey) scalpel as the only system to cut and coagulate in thyroidectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundered patients of the thyroid clinic of the Mexico City General Hospital were included. All patients underwent surgery and were divided into two randomized groups. In Group 1, the HARMONIC scalpel was the only device used for cut and coagulate (50 patients), and in Group 2 clamp, tie, and electrocautery (50 patients) were used...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533874/-cardiac-pseudotumor-revealing-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Fouad Nya, Abdessamad Abdou, Mehdi Bamous, Younes Moutakiallah, Noureddine Atmani, Aniss Seghrouchni, Mahdi Ait Houssa, Abdellatif Boulahya
Intracardiac thrombosis is a rare complication of Behçet's disease (BD), which may manifest as intracardiac tumor. In half of cases, its detection precedes the diagnosis of MB. High mortality rates may be related to post-surgical complications and/or pulmonary arteries involvement. We report the case of a 29-year old young patient, with a previous history of bipolar aphthosis, who underwent surgery after the detection of right atrium and ventricle tumor. Anatomo-pathological examination showed thrombus and MB was diagnosed in the postoperative period...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529896/advances-in-radiotherapy-techniques-and-delivery-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-benefits-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-proton-therapy-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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REVIEW
Tejan P Diwanji, Pranshu Mohindra, Melissa Vyfhuis, James W Snider, Chaitanya Kalavagunta, Sina Mossahebi, Jen Yu, Steven Feigenberg, Shahed N Badiyan
The 21st century has seen several paradigm shifts in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in early-stage inoperable disease, definitive locally advanced disease, and the postoperative setting. A key driver in improvement of local disease control has been the significant evolution of radiation therapy techniques in the last three decades, allowing for delivery of definitive radiation doses while limiting exposure of normal tissues. For patients with locally-advanced NSCLC, the advent of volumetric imaging techniques has allowed a shift from 2-dimensional approaches to 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT)...
April 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526236/management-of-severe-valgus-knee-by-total-unconstrained-arthroplasty-a-comparative-study-with-long-term-follow-up
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X Paredes-Carnero, A B Fernández-Cortiñas, J Escobar, J M Galdo, J G Babé
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of unconstrained implants in the correction of large valgus deformities using total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 817 primary TKA operated between 1998 and 2006 were retrospectively assessed. 50 TKA were selected (group A) in 49 patients, with a minimum deformity of 15° of valgus, 41 cases were included. Another 50 ATR were selected (group B), with a maximum deformity of 15° of varus, finally including 44 cases in 42 patients...
May 16, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523130/the-development-of-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-from-diagnosis-to-lobectomy
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Alexandre de Oliveira, Thais Amarante P P Couto
BACKGROUND: The use of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been increasing worldwide. Our main goal was to describe the evolution of uniportal surgery in the biggest private hospital in Latin America that is located in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This descriptive and retrospective study included patients who underwent uniportal VATS in the thoracic surgical department of Beneficencia Portuguesa Hospital, after being referred to our team to undergo the aforementioned procedure within the period from February 2012 to March 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513189/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-the-transaortic-approach
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Simon Cy Chow, Gary Sh Cheung, Alex Pw Lee, Eugene B Wu, Jacky Yk Ho, Micky Wt Kwok, Peter Sy Yu, Innes Yp Wan, Malcolm J Underwood, Randolph Hl Wong
Background Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been established as a safe and effective treatment option for patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk. However, some patients may not be suitable for the transfemoral approach due to severe iliofemoral disease or aneurysmal disease of the thoracoabdominal aorta. The aim of this case series was to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of the transaortic approach. Methods From May 2015 to June 2016, 5 patients (mean age 78.4 ± 3.9 years) with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis underwent transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation after a heart team discussion...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509699/penis-transplantation-first-us-experience
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Curtis L Cetrulo, Kai Li, Harry M Salinas, Matthew D Treiser, Ilse Schol, Glen W Barrisford, Francis J McGovern, Adam S Feldman, Michael T Grant, Cigdem Tanrikut, Jeffrey H Lee, Richard J Ehrlichman, Paul W Holzer, Garry M Choy, Raymond W Liu, Zhi Yang Ng, Alexandre G Lellouch, Josef M Kurtz, William G Austen, Jonathan M Winograd, Branko Bojovic, Kyle R Eberlin, Ivy A Rosales, Robert B Colvin, Dicken S C Ko
OBJECTIVE: We describe the first successful penis transplant in the United States in a patient with a history of subtotal penectomy for penile cancer. BACKGROUND: Penis transplantation represents a new paradigm in restoring anatomic appearance, urine conduit, and sexual function after genitourinary tissue loss. To date, only 2 penis transplants have been performed worldwide. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, extensive medical, surgical, and radiological evaluations of the patient were performed...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504556/evolution-of-technique-in-laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-a-single-center-experience
#19
Davide Cintorino, Duilio Pagano, Pasquale Bonsignore, Fabrizio di Francesco, Sergio Li Petri, Calogero Ricotta, Salvatore Gruttadauria
BACKGROUND: Renal transplantation is the most successful therapy for improving survival and quality of life for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Living donor kidney transplantation (LDKTx) has been used as an alternative to reduce the stay on the waiting list of patients with ESRD. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) has become the standard procedure for LDKTx. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe evolution of surgical technique with LDN at our institute. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our experience with LDN performed from January, 2003 to November, 2016, focusing on describing modifications of the surgical technique and devices made during those years...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504501/-bowel-obstruction-by-hamartomatous-polyp-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-tuberous-sclerosis
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Adriana V Scrigni, Adriana Bottero, Andrea Bosaleh, Nuria Aisenberg, Marcela Paglia, Lisandro Manfrin, Tai C Luong
Tuberous sclerosis is an autosomal dominant disorder with a wide clinical spectrum of disease. It is characterized by development of benign tumors in multiple organs due to a disturbance in cellular growth and differentiation. It usually affects skin, brain, heart and kidney. Gastrointestinal involvement is rare and mainly restricted to adults and sigmoid colon and rectum. In children there are only two cases; our patient would be the third. We present a patient with tuberous sclerosis who began at the first month of life with repeated intestinal subocclusion...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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