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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223666/laparoscopic-versus-open-appendectomy-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial-from-a-developing-country
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Roshan Ali, Muhammad Anwar, Jamshed Akhtar
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency. This study was conducted to compare the outcome in terms of duration of surgery, length of hospital stay, and wound infection rate following laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children with acute appendicitis. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. Patients with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis were randomly assigned to Group A: Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and Group B: Open appendectomy (OA)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223633/effectiveness-of-irrigation-with-chlorhexidine-after-removal-of-mandibular-third-molars-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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H Cho, M C David, A J Lynham, E Hsu
To evaluate the effect of postoperative irrigation with chlorhexidine on inflammatory complications after the extraction of lower third molars under local anaesthesia, we recruited 100 patients to participate in a controlled, single-blind, randomised clinical trial. They were assigned to one of two groups: the intervention group (postoperative irrigation of the surgical site with chlorhexidine for seven days) or the control group (postoperative chlorhexidine mouth rinse for seven days). The primary outcome variables were pain, swelling, trismus, infection, and alveolar osteitis...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223632/comparative-morbidity-of-cubital-tunnel-surgeries-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Robert Staples, Dan London, Agnes Z Dardas, Charles A Goldfarb, Ryan P Calfee
PURPOSE: Randomized controlled trials have not identified a superior surgical approach to cubital tunnel syndrome surgery. This study evaluates the early morbidity of open in situ decompression and transposition. METHODS: This prospective cohort study enrolled 125 adult patients indicated for cubital tunnel surgery at a tertiary institution. Exclusion criteria included preoperative use of narcotics and concurrent elbow procedures. In situ decompressions (n = 47) and ulnar nerve transpositions (n = 78) were performed...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223423/the-requirement-of-sutures-to-close-intercostal-drains-site-wounds-in-thoracic-surgery
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Jeremy L C Smelt, Natalie Simon, Lukacs Veres, Karen Harrison-Phipps, Andrea Bille
BACKGROUND: Chest drains are used routinely in thoracic surgery. Often a pursestring or mattress suture is used to facilitate closure of the defect on removal of the drain. This stitch can cause an unsightly scar, increase drain removal pain, and necessitate that the patient attend a community health care center to have this removed. The objective of this study was to assess whether this stitch is necessary in modern thoracic surgical practice. METHODS: Data from a single surgeon's practice were collected over an 18-month period...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223421/a-prospective-multi-institutional-cohort-study-of-mediastinal-infections-after-cardiac-operations
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Louis P Perrault, Katherine A Kirkwood, Helena L Chang, John C Mullen, Brian C Gulack, Michael Argenziano, Annetine C Gelijns, Ravi K Ghanta, Bryan A Whitson, Deborah L Williams, Nancy M Sledz-Joyce, Brian Lima, Giampaolo Greco, Nishit Fumakia, Eric A Rose, John D Puskas, Eugene H Blackstone, Richard D Weisel, Michael E Bowdish
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal infections are a potentially devastating complication of cardiac operations. This study analyzed the frequency, risk factors, and perioperative outcomes of mediastinal infections after cardiac operations. METHODS: In 2010, 5,158 patients enrolled in a prospective study evaluating infections after cardiac operations and their effect on readmissions and mortality for up to 65 days after the procedure. Clinical and demographic characteristics, operative variables, management practices, and outcomes were compared for patients with and without mediastinal infections, defined as deep sternal wound infection, myocarditis, pericarditis, or mediastinitis...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223416/cost-variation-across-centers-for-the-norwood-operation
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Kimberly E McHugh, Sara K Pasquali, Matthew A Hall, Mark A Scheurer
BACKGROUND: The Norwood operation is associated with high health care utilization, and prior studies reported substantial variability in Norwood costs across centers. However, specific factors driving this cost variation are unclear. We assessed center variability in Norwood costs and underlying mechanisms in a multicenter cohort. METHODS: Clinical data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial were linked with cost data from the Children's Hospital Association Inpatient Essentials database...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222684/how-much-do-plastic-surgeons-add-to-the-closure-of-myelomeningoceles
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Rhian Bevan, Nicholas Wilson-Jones, Imran Bhatti, Chirag Patel, Paul Leach
PURPOSE: This study reviews the outcomes of children undergoing myelomeningocele (MMC) repair in the paediatric neurosurgical department in Cardiff. These procedures are historically performed by paediatric neurosurgeons with occasional support from plastic surgeons for the larger lesions. We reviewed the postoperative outcomes over a 9-year period to assess the efficacy of having a plastic surgeon present at all MMC closures. METHODS: Analysis of a prospectively collected database of all MMC closures performed at University Hospital Wales from April 2009 to August 2017 was used...
December 8, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222019/a-novel-use-of-cellulose-based-filter-paper-containing-silver-nanoparticles-for-its-potential-application-as-wound-dressing-agent
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Adnan Haider, Sajjad Haider, Inn-Kyu Kang, Anuj Kumar, Madhusudana Rao Kummara, Tahseen Kamal, Sung Soo Han
The frequent use of antibiotics against microbial infections may lead the emergence of antibiotic resistant microbial strains. To overcome these microbial strains, we need to fabricate alternative materials which can handle them. It is for this reason, we have fabricated cellulose (CE) based filter paper (FP) composite scaffolds comprising of adsorbed chitosan (CS) and sliver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs). The AgNPs are incorporated in the CS layer of the composite scaffold. Prior to evaluate the efficacy of the scaffolds against gram positive and gram negative bacterial strains, the scaffolds were characterized for the presence of the Ag NPs with field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and x-ray diffractometer (XRD)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221299/surgical-site-infections-after-lung-resection-a-prospective-study-of-risk-factors-in-1-091-consecutive-patients
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Andrea Imperatori, Elisa Nardecchia, Lorenzo Dominioni, Daniele Sambucci, Sebastiano Spampatti, Giancarlo Feliciotti, Nicola Rotolo
Background: To assess incidence and risk factors of surgical site infections (SSI) (wound infection, pneumonia, empyema) in a monocentric series of patients undergoing lung resection over a decade. Methods: All patients undergoing lung resection at our institution in 2006-2015 [wedge resection, n=579; lobectomy, n=472 (12% after chemo/radiotherapy); pneumonectomy, n=40 (47% after chemo/radiotherapy)], were prospectively enrolled. Perioperative SSI risk factors were recorded: age, gender, blood haemoglobin, lymphocyte count, serum albumin, forced expiratory volume in 1 second percentage (FEV1%) of predicted, antibiotic prophylaxis, length of stay, diabetes, malignancy, steroid therapy, induction chemo/radiotherapy, resection in 2006-2010/2011-2015, urgent/elective procedure, videothoracoscopic/open approach, resection type, operative time...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221276/deep-sternal-wound-infection-after-cardiac-surgery-in-the-chinese-population-a-single-centre-15-year-retrospective-study
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Liang Pan, Ran Mo, Qing Zhou, Dongjin Wang
Background: Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a severe complication following cardiac surgery. A retrospective study was implemented to determine the risks and clinical characteristics of DSWI after cardiac operation in the Chinese population. Methods: We analysed 7,944 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac surgery via median sternotomy from January 2002 to December 2016 at our institution. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to identify risk factors for DSWI...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220392/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-prepex-device-in-hiv-positive-men-a-single-arm-study-in-zimbabwe
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Mufuta Tshimanga, Batsirai Makunike-Chikwinya, Tonderayi Mangwiro, Patricia Tapiwa Gundidza, Pesanai Chatikobo, Vernon Murenje, Amy Herman-Roloff, Peter H Kilmarx, Marrianne Holec, Gerald Gwinji, Owen Mugurungi, Munyaradzi Murwira, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Scott Barnhart, Caryl Feldacker
METHODS: We aimed to determine if the adverse event (AE) rate was non-inferior to an AE rate of 2%, a rate considered the global standard of MC safety. Study procedures, AE definitions, and study staff were unchanged from previous PrePex Zimbabwe trials. After PrePex placement and removal, weekly visits assessed wound healing. Men returned on Day 90. Safety was defined as occurrence of moderate and serious clinical AEs. Efficacy was defined as ability to reach the endpoint of complete circumcision...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219944/minimally-invasive-surgical-pulmonary-embolectomy-a-potential-alternative-to-conventional-sternotomy
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Chetan Pasrija, Aakash Shah, Elliot Sultanik, Michael Rouse, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Gregory J Bittle, Francesca Boulos, Bartley P Griffith, Zachary N Kon
OBJECTIVE: Surgical pulmonary embolectomy has gained increasing popularity over the past decade with multiple series reporting excellent outcomes in the treatment of submassive pulmonary embolism. However, a significant barrier to the broader adoption of surgical pulmonary embolectomy remains the large incision and long recovery after a full sternotomy. We report the safety and efficacy of using a minimally invasive approach to surgical pulmonary embolectomy. METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing surgical pulmonary embolectomy for a submassive pulmonary embolism (2015-2017) were reviewed...
December 6, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219924/combined-laparoscopic-and-perineal-approach-to-omental-interposition-repair-of-complex-rectovaginal-fistula
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Hester de Bruijn, Yasuko Maeda, Jamie Murphy, Janindra Warusavitarne, Carolynne J Vaizey
INTRODUCTION: Surgical repair of rectovaginal fistula remains a challenge. Complex and recurrent rectovaginal fistula repairs often fail because of scarring and devascularization of the surrounding tissue. Omental interposition may promote healing by introducing bulky vascularized tissue into the rectovaginal septum. TECHNIQUE: With the patient in the lithotomy position, the rectovaginal septum was dissected transperineally up to the fistula tract and the openings on both vaginal and rectal sides were closed using interrupted, absorbable sutures...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219885/displaced-clavicle-fractures-in-cyclists-return-to-athletic-activity-after-anteroinferior-plate-fixation
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Ven Denise J C van der, Tim K Timmers, Ivo A M J Broeders, Olden G D J van
BACKGROUND: One of the most commonly observed injuries in cycling is fracture of the clavicle. Nevertheless, there is limited literature available on clinical outcomes after plate fixation of clavicle fractures in cyclists, rehabilitation protocols, and the time to return to sports. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome, complications, and return to athletic activity at short-term follow-up after surgical repair. STUDY DESIGN: Case series...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219280/transperitoneal-vs-extraperitoneal-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Jagdeesh N Kulkarni, Himanshu Agarwal
PURPOSE: Conventional transperitoneal radical cystectomy (TPRC) is the standard approach for muscle invasive bladder cancer. But, the procedure is associated with significant morbidities like urinary leak, ileus, and infection. To reduce these morbidities, the technique of extraperitoneal radical cystectomy (EPRC) was described by us in 1999. We compared these two approaches and the data accrued forms the basis of this report. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer by the author (JNK) with follow-up for at least 5 years were included...
December 11, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218673/results-of-endoscopic-vacuum-assisted-closure-device-for-treatment-of-upper-gi-leaks
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Marc Bludau, Hans F Fuchs, Till Herbold, Martin K H Maus, Hakan Alakus, Felix Popp, Jessica M Leers, Christiane J Bruns, Arnulf H Hölscher, Wolfgang Schröder, Seung-Hun Chon
BACKGROUND: Esophageal perforations and postoperative leakage of esophagogastrostomies are considered to be life-threatening conditions due to the potential development of mediastinitis and consecutive sepsis. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) techniques, a well-established treatment method for superficial infected wounds, are based on a negative pressure applied to the wound via a vacuum-sealed sponge. Endoluminal VAC (E-VAC) therapy as a treatment for GI leakages in the rectum was introduced in 2008...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218671/robotic-versus-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Leonardo Solaini, Francesca Bazzocchi, Davide Cavaliere, Andrea Avanzolini, Alessandro Cucchetti, Giorgio Ercolani
BACKGROUND: In the right colon surgery, there is a growing literature comparing the safety of robotic right colectomy (RRC) to that of laparoscopic right colectomy (LRC). With this paper we aim to systematically revise and meta-analyze the latest comparative studies on these two minimally invasive procedures. METHODS: A systematic review of studies published from 2000 to 2017 in the PubMed, Scopus, and Embase databases was performed. Primary endpoints were postoperative morbidity and mortality...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218667/the-novel-trial-natural-orifice-versus-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-prospective-randomized-evaluation
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Steven D Schwaitzberg, Kurt Roberts, John R Romanelli, David J Desilets, David Earle, Santiago Horgan, Lee Swanstrom, Eric Hungness, Nathaniel Soper, Michael L Kochman
INTRODUCTION: The evolution of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery® (NOTES®) represents a case study in surgical procedural evolution. Beginning in 2004 with preclinical feasibility studies, and followed by the creation of the NOSCAR® collaboration between The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, procedural development followed a stepwise incremental pathway. The work of this consortium has included white paper analyses, obtaining outside independent funding for basic science and procedural development, and, ultimately, the initiation of a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing NOTES® cholecystectomy as an alternative procedure to laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218283/early-reconstructions-of-complex-lower-extremity-battlefield-soft-tissue-wounds
#19
Ali Ebrahimi, Nasrin Nejadsarvari, Azin Ebrahimi, Hamid Reza Rasouli
BACKGROUND: Severe lower extremity trauma as a devastating combat related injury is on the rise and this presents reconstructive surgeons with significant challenges to reach optimal cosmetic and functional outcomes. This study assessed early reconstructions of complex lower extremity battlefield soft tissue wounds. METHODS: This was a prospective case series study of battled field injured patients which was done in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences hospitals, Tehran, Iran between 2013-2015...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218275/outcomes-of-surgical-excision-and-brachytherapy-in-intractable-keloids
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Ahmadreza Taheri, Hojjat Molaei, Mehdi Aghili, Naser Rahmanpanah, Atefeh Mirmohseni
BACKGROUND: Keloids as unusual scars are injury remnants characterized by bizarre cosmetics and painful itching. This study assessed outcomes of surgical excision and brachytherapy in intractable keloids. METHODS: Six patients with 10 keloid lesions were followed up. Surgical excision was done with 1-2 mm margin, and then radiotherapy was undertaken in 3 divided fractions on days 0, 1 and 2 after surgery. Scar improvement was evaluated by patients and observer with scar assessment scale (POSAS)...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
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