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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920936/steroid-resistant-tolosa-hunt-syndrome-with-a-de-novo-intracavernous-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Takasuna, Rie Sasaki, Makoto Shiraishi, Masatomo Doi, Daisuke Wakui, Hidemichi Ito, Kotaro Oshio, Yuichiro Tanaka
BACKGROUND: We report a case of steroid-resistant Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) with recurrent bilateral painful ophthalmoplegia, accompanied with sphenoid sinusitis, pituitary abscess, and an aneurysm arising from the cavernous portion of the internal carotid artery. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old woman suffered severe left painful ophthalmoplegia. A magnetic resonance image (MRI) revealed thickness of the left cavernous sinus (CS). Steroid was administrated under the diagnosis of THS, and the symptom transiently diminished...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920709/shoulder-pain-after-fall-septic-shock-and-pyomyositis-associated-with-breast-cancer-chemotherapy-and-lymphedema
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Hiromitsu Kitayama, Junko Sugiyama, Michiaki Hirayama, Yosihiro Onada, Yasushi Tsuji
BACKGROUND: As a symptom of pyomyositis, sepsis usually follows local inflammation signs. Here, we report pyomyositis with lymphedema of upper extremity in which septic shock and poor local findings initially presented during chemotherapy for breast cancer. CASE REPORT: An 80-year-old woman presented with chronic right shoulder pain during chemotherapy for the recurrent disease. She had a history of postmastectomy lymphedema, diabetes mellitus, and repeated hyaluronic acid injections to the shoulder joint...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918317/minimally-invasive-robotically-assisted-repair-of-partial-anomalous-venous-connection
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Luigi Pirelli, Chad A Kliger, Nirav C Patel, Marcella Bono, Carlos E Ruiz, Vladimir Jelnin, Gregory P Fontana
We describe a novel robotically assisted minimally invasive surgical technique for repair of partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection (PAPVC). Partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection is a rare congenital anomaly that consists in drainage of one or more pulmonary veins into the systemic venous system. Traditionally, large thoracotomy incision and sometimes establishment of cardiopulmonary bypass are needed to redirect the abnormal pulmonary vein to the left-sided reservoir. We describe a robotically assisted, minimally invasive, off-pump technique for the treatment of the left PAPVC in a 57-year-old patient with signs of progressive right ventricular dilatation...
December 1, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915421/the-frequency-and-treatment-of-pneumothorax-associated-with-pulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
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Masaki Ikeda, Koji Takahashi, Teruya Komatsu, Toru Tanaka, Tatsuo Kato, Takuji Fujinaga
OBJECTIVES: Characteristics of pneumothorax associated with nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection are rarely reported, especially in terms of surgical treatments. Our objectives were to show the tendency and clinical courses of pneumothorax due to NTM and discuss the way of therapy in our hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 557 patients with NTM infection over a period of 5 years at the Nagara Medical Center. RESULTS: A total of 12 out of the 557 patients (2...
December 3, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914884/clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-survival-in-cholangiocarcinoma-a-prospective-study
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Larisa Vasilieva, Stefanos I Papadhimitriou, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Ioannis Kostopoulos, Konstantinos Papiris, Dimitrios Pavlidis, Dimitrios Xinopoulos, Andreas Romanos, Spyridon P Dourakis
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is difficult. The present study aimed to assess the clinical features, diagnosis, and survival in CCA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study on 46 patients with CCA who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or surgical resection and 20 controls with a clinical and ERCP suspicion for CCA in whom surgical biopsy and/or 4-year follow-up showed a benign biliary stricture...
November 30, 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914713/true-abscess-formation-is-rare-in-bacterial-orbital-cellulitis-consequences-for-treatment
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Eline G Van der Veer, Nicolien A van der Poel, Maartje M L de Win, Roel J Kloos, Peerooz Saeed, Maarten P Mourits
BACKGROUND: Pre- or retroseptal bacterial orbital cellulitis (pOC/rOC) is not an uncommon orbital disease. Treatment consists of antibiotics with or without surgical drainage. Several questions regarding course, complications and outcome of treatment are unanswered and the indication for surgery is not well defined. The aim of this study is to: 1. describe the outcome of orbital cellulitis (OC) in a large cohort, 2. assess the significance of Chandler's classification, 3. assess the incidence of abscess formation in OC, and 4...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913736/additional-effects-of-topical-tranexamic-acid-in-on-pump-cardiac-surgery
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Noppon Taksaudom, Sophon Siwachat, Apichat Tantraworasin
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery is commonly associated with hyperfibrinolysis. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of topical tranexamic acid in addition to intravenous tranexamic acid in reducing bleeding in cardiac surgery cases. METHODS: From July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, 82 patients who underwent elective on-pump cardiac surgery were randomized into a tranexamic acid group and a placebo group. In the tranexamic acid group, 1 g of tranexamic acid dissolved in 100 mL of normal saline solution was poured into the pericardium during sternal closure; the placebo group had 100 mL of saline only...
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912798/bilateral-anomalous-drainage-of-the-posterior-divisions-of-renal-veins-into-the-azygos-venous-system-in-a-20-year-old-woman-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Paulina Nicholaus, Stephano Masatu, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Renal vein anomalies are relatively infrequent and generally asymptomatic. Preoperative knowledge of such variants is, however, of paramount importance in several angiographic and surgical procedures including renal venography, renal vein sampling, spermatic embolization, and renal transplantation. Inadequate knowledge and failure to recognize such anatomic variations may lead to several operative hazards including hemorrhage, nephrectomy, and even death. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of bilateral anomalous drainage of the posterior divisions of renal veins into the azygos venous system in a 20-year-old woman of African descent from Tanzania who presented to us with a 12-year history of recurrent anemia...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910709/management-of-infections-associated-with-neurosurgical-implanted-devices
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Anna Conen, Christoph A Fux, Peter Vajkoczy, Andrej Trampuz
Neurosurgical devices are increasingly used. With it, neurosurgical device-related infections gain relevance. As biofilms are involved in implant-associated infections the diagnosis and treatment is challenging and requires specific anti-biofilm concepts and management algorithms. Areas covered: The literature concerning the management of neurosurgical device-associated infections is scarce and heterogeneous treatment concepts are discussed, but no standardized diagnostic and treatment procedures exist. Therefore, we emphasize extrapolating management strategies predominantly from orthopedic device-associated infections, where the concept is better established and clinically validated...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909641/a-case-series-of-complex-recalcitrant-wounds-treated-with-epidermal-grafts-harvested-from-an-automated-device
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Stephen S Cai, Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Rachel Waldman, Ronald P Silverman, Yvonne M Rasko
INTRODUCTION: Epidermal grafting has several advantages over full-thickness or split-thickness grafts in the treatment of complex non-healing wounds. These include the low risk of donor site complications, minimal patient discomfort, and abstention from the operating room. Traditionally, the lack of reliable epidermal harvesting techniques has limited its clinical utilization. The development of an automated suction blister epidermal graft (SBEG) harvesting device may facilitate clinical utilization of this technique...
October 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909634/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-lymphadenitis-a-case-report
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Amanda M Krantz, Meera Varnam, Cristina Fernandez
Atypical mycobacteria, also known as nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) includes acid-fast bacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis. NTM can be isolated from a variety of environmental sources including water, food products, domestic animals, and soil; human exposure is typically from soil to the oral cavity and respiratory tract. Diagnosis of NTM is suspected in children less than five years old with subacute, unilateral, non-tender cervicofacial lymphadenitis in combination with a history of water exposure, penetrating injection, as well as negative routine cultures or response to antistaphylococcal and antistreptococcal antibiotics...
October 25, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906852/fenestration-of-solid-orbital-implants-reducing-retrobulbar-hematoma-rate
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Scott J Farber, Jenny L Yu, Dennis C Nguyen, Albert S Woo
PURPOSE: Retrobulbar hematoma is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication following repair of orbital fractures. Since 2007, the senior author routinely fenestrates the solid porous polyethylene implants commonly used for orbital reconstruction. The perforated implant may facilitate drainage of postoperative bleeding and may potentially reduce the risk of retrobulbar hematoma. This study examines the rates of retrobulbar hematoma in patients who underwent orbital fracture reconstruction with placement of fenestrated or nonfenestrated implants...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905374/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-inflammatory-diseases-of-the-mammary-ducts
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G A Belonenko, A G Grintsov, A G Osipov, G G Pilyugin, Yu G Lutsenko, E G Aksenova, A A Aksenov
AIM: The analysis and popularization of the own experience of ultrasonic diagnostics and minimal invasive interventions for inflammatory diseases of the mammary ducts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 249 women were observed: 182 (73.1%) cases of periductal mastitis and 67 (26.9%) cases of purulent galactophoritis. Patients with purulent galactophoritis were divided into 2 groups (main and control). The main group consisted of 50 patients after minimal invasive interventions, control - 17 women after traditional surgery...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905307/oriental-cholangiohepatitis-recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis-a-case-series-from-the-netherlands-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
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K E Verweij, H van Buuren
Oriental cholangiohepatitis is a condition occurring in the Asian population, characterised by recurrent bacterial cholangitis and presence of calculi within the intrahepatic bile ducts, biliary strictures and an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma. It is an uncommon disease in the West that may not always be considered. The therapeutic approach is multidisciplinary and highly individual, and includes antibiotic therapy, endoscopic and percutaneous biliary drainage with stone removal and dilation of strictures, and in selected cases surgical resection of affected liver segments...
November 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904918/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-watering-eye
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M Schargus, G Geerling
The wet eye is a common symptom that ophthalmologists as well as otorhinolaryngolists are confronted with. The causes can be diverse, affecting all parts from the lacrimal gland to the lacrimal drainage system. Frequently tear film changes are the reason for the symptoms, which may vary from classic epiphora and impaired vision to tear film instability with damage of the corneal epithelium. The knowledge and understanding of the underlying pathologies and differential diagnosis is crucial in order to initiate adequate therapy and to avoid overtreating with invasive surgical means...
November 30, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904860/interventional-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Jianwei Zhu, Zhendong Jin
BACKGROUND: Palliative therapy and primarily chemoradiotherapy are the mainstream treatments in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (PC). Conventional endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided interventional therapy has emerged as an important procedure for PC management. In this review, the progress in conventional endoscopy and EUS for PC management is discussed. SUMMARY: For local palliative therapy against PC, EUS-guided fine needle injection (FNI) could deliver different kinds of agents, such as radioactive seeds and fiducials...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904839/noncardiac-thoracic-surgery-in-abidjan-from-1977-to-2015
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Yves Tanauh, Flavien Kendja, Hervé Yangni-Angate, Blaise Demine, Raphaël Ouédé, Maurice Kouacou
BACKGROUND: To report and analyze noncardiac thoracic operations performed at the Cardiology Institute of Abidjan (Institut de Cardiologie d'Abidjan) from 1977 to 2015. METHODS: This is a retrospective and descriptive study covering 39 years, from 1977 to 2015. This study period was divided into three periods of 13 years each: P1 from 1977 to 1989, P2 from 1990 to 2002 and P3 from 2003 to 2015. Medical records of 2014 operated patients were analyzed: 414 patients for P1, 464 patients for P2, 1,136 patients for P3...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904250/diagnosis-and-management-of-postoperative-biliary-leaks
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REVIEW
Arian M Nikpour, R Justin Knebel, Danny Cheng
Postoperative biliary leaks have become more common in the past three decades since the development of laparoscopic biliary surgery. The role of the radiologist and interventional radiologist is important in the diagnosis and treatment of such complications, and can play an adjunctive role in the definitive surgical repair. Ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, nuclear medicine cholescintigraphy studies, and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiograms (PTC) are the various imaging modalities used for diagnosis...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904248/percutaneous-cholecystostomy-evidence-based-current-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Karan Gulaya, Shamit S Desai, Kent Sato
The role of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in the management of acute cholecystitis and cholangitis is outlined in the revised 2013 Tokyo Guidelines. These two emergencies constitute the vast majority of PC performed today for therapeutic purposes, and research has repeatedly shown the utility of PC in these conditions. PC is typically employed in the management of critically ill patients who are not surgical candidates. Indications and contraindications to PC are reviewed. Additional innovative applications of PC have been developed since it was first described in 1980...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904244/management-of-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Lorenz
The diagnosis of malignant biliary obstruction combines the use of clinical evaluation, diagnostic imaging, tissue sampling, and minimally invasive options with the initial goal of identifying candidates for curative resection. The most common causes of obstruction are pancreatic adenocarcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma, and most cases are too advanced for surgical options. Interventional radiologists and gastroenterologists offer palliative options for biliary drainage such as plastic stents and catheters, bare metal stents, and covered stents...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
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