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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732369/efficacy-and-safety-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-a-meta-analysis-of-published-randomized-studies
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Gengchun Liu, Zhongyi Dong, Baqun Huang, Yuelong Liu, Yan Tang, Qing Li, Yihui Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) technology has theoretical advantages in comparison with traditional adjuvant radiation therapy (whole-breast irradiation; WBI) after breast-conserving surgery. However, published randomized controlled trials have shown inconsistent outcomes. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and safety of APBI technology is needed. RESULTS: A total of 7 studies of 7452 patients were included in this analysis...
July 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726665/-about-the-role-of-digestive-tract-decompression-in-patients-with-acute-bowel-obstruction-mistakes-complications-and-their-prevention
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V Benedykt
The purpose of the work is improvement in treatment of patients with acute small bowel obstruction by justification for gastrointestinal decompression and different methods of small intestine intubation for effective evacuation of itscontents. We conducted morphological and morphometric study of the small intestine in 53 white rats. It was established that acute small bowel obstruction causes expansion of all parts of small bowel microvasculature with significant lesions of venous structures. We revealed thinning of intestinal muscular layer 2...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723495/surgical-management-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-recurrent-venous-tumor-thrombus-after-prior-nephrectomy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
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William P Parker, Stephen A Boorjian, Harras B Zaid, John C Cheville, Bradley C Leibovich, R Houston Thompson
BACKGROUND: While the management of a venous tumor thrombus in renal cell carcinoma is well described, there is a paucity of evidence to guide care in patients who recur within the vena cava. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with patients presenting with recurrent venous tumor thrombi after prior radical nephrectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review of 16 patients from 1970 to 2013 with a history of renal cell carcinoma treated surgically for a recurrent tumor thrombus unrelated to a new renal tumor...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711287/in-vivo-experience-with-poem-an-essential-activity-for-developing-the-technique-in-humans
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A Peñaloza-Ramírez, J Suárez-Correa, J Báez-Blanco, C Sabogal-Gómez, H Kuan-Casas, C Sánchez-Pignalosa, P Aponte-Ordóñez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Achalasia is the most widely studied esophageal motility disorder. No treatment has achieved completely satisfactory results. The laparoscopic Heller esophagomyotomy is currently the most accepted technique. With the advent of minimally invasive surgery, the appearance of peroral endoscopic submucosal myotomy (POEM) has promising results. The primary aim of our study was to perform peroral endoscopic esophagomyotomy in animal experimentation models to perfect the technique and later apply it to humans...
July 12, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709919/morbidity-after-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-adult-congenital-heart-disease-in-comparison-with-acquired-disease
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Dimos Karangelis, Amine Mazine, Sreekanth Narsupalli, Shamarli Mendis, Gruschen Veldtman, Nicolas Nikolaidis
BACKGROUND: Due to the advancements in congenital cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology in the last five decades, more than 85% of congenital heart patients now survive to adulthood. METHODS: This retrospective study included 135 Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) patients, who had cardiac surgery at Southampton General Hospital over three consecutive years. We also included 42 patients with a structurally normal heart who had cardiac surgery for acquired cardiac conditions as a control group...
June 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697718/high-survival-and-mortality-characteristics-in-heart-transplant-patients-at-a-national-institute
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Christian Rojas, Gabriel De la Cruz-Ku, Amr Yassen, Bryan Valcarcel-Valdivia
OBJECTIVES: The identification of variables related to the survival of heart transplant patients is vital for a good medical practice. Few studies have examined this issue in a Latin American population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze, retrospectively, the survival and mortality characteristics of patients after heart transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Information on patients was obtained through review of medical records; we collected information on all patients who underwent this procedure from 2010 to 2015...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696872/anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-symptoms-do-not-correlate-with-intramural-length-or-ostial-diameter
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Shyamasundar Balasubramanya, Michael C Mongé, Osama M Eltayeb, Anne E Sarwark, John M Costello, Cynthia K Rigsby, Andrada R Popescu, Carl L Backer
BACKGROUND: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) is a known cause of sudden death. Our hypothesis was that longer intramural length and smaller ostial diameter correlate with preoperative symptoms. If true, this would assist in the decision for surgical indications. We also assessed the accuracy of preoperative imaging to predict intramural length. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients who underwent AAOCA unroofing from 2006 to 2014. Patients had preoperative computed tomography angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682899/simple-resection-of-the-lesion-bile-duct-branch-for-treatment-of-regional-hepatic-bile-duct-stones
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Li Enliang, Wu Rongshou, Shi Shidai, Zhang Jingling, Feng Qian, Liao Wenjun, Wu Linquan
To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of simple resections of bile duct branch lesions for the treatment of regional hepatic bile duct stones.A retrospective analysis of the clinical data from patients in our hospital from November 2008 to November 2015, who only underwent a simple resection of the lesion bile duct branch. The patients' clinical characteristics, surgical features, postoperative complications, stone clear rate, residual stone rate, and recurrence stone rate were analyzed.This study of 32 patients included 13 males and 19 females with intrahepatic bile duct stones confined to the right hepatic bile duct branch...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681471/postoperative-complications-in-cirrhotic-pediatric-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-focus-on-transfusion-therapy
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M Nacoti, S Cazzaniga, G Colombo, D Corbella, F Fazzi, O Fochi, C Gattoni, M Zambelli, M Colledan, E Bonanomi
Intraoperative transfusions seem associated with patient death and graft failure after PLTx. A retrospective analysis of recipients' and donors' characteristics and transplantation data in a cohort of patients undergoing PLTx from 2002 to 2013 at the Bergamo General Hospital was performed. A two-stage hierarchical Cox proportional hazard regression with forward stepwise selection was used to identify the main risk factors for major complications. In addition, propensity score analysis was used to adjust risk estimates for possible selection biases in the use of blood products...
July 5, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673220/anaesthetic-management-of-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-with-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-a-retrospective-audit
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S P Shiralkar, P Kerr, J Scott, P Sivalingam
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been shown to improve quality of life and survival rates in patients suffering from pseudomyxoma peritonei. The procedure is long and associated with significant intraoperative blood loss. As such, the anaesthetic management of patients undergoing this procedure can be challenging. The aim of this paper is to describe our perioperative management of pseudomyxoma peritonei patients who received CRS and to report a retrospective audit of our outcomes and complications over a six-year period at a large tertiary centre...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669532/intraoperative-cholangiography-during-cholecystectomy-among-hospitalized-medicare-beneficiaries-with-non-neoplastic-biliary-disease
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Elizabeth J Lilley, John W Scott, Wei Jiang, Anna Krasnova, Nikhila Raol, Navin Changoor, Ali Salim, Adil H Haider, Joel S Weissman, Eric B Schneider, Zara Cooper
BACKGROUND: Prior studies of Medicare beneficiaries with both neoplastic and non-neoplastic indications for cholecystectomy demonstrated a reduced risk of common bile duct (CBD) injury when intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) was used. We sought to determine the association between IOC and CBD injury during inpatient cholecystectomy for non-neoplastic biliary disease and compare survival among those with or without CBD injury. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients ≥66 who underwent inpatient cholecystectomy (2005-2010) for gallstones, cholecystitis, cholangitis, or gallbladder obstruction...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668459/are-outcomes-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-different-in-men-versus-women-a-propensity-matched-comparison
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Konstantinos Spiliotopoulos, Matt D Price, Hiruni S Amarasekara, Susan Y Green, Qianzi Zhang, Ourania Preventza, Joseph S Coselli, Scott A LeMaire
OBJECTIVE: Women fare worse than men after many cardiovascular operations, including coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery. We sought to determine whether sex affects outcomes after open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS: We evaluated data on 3353 consecutive patients (1281 women, 38.2%) who underwent open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair between October 1986 and July 2015. We compared preoperative characteristics, surgical variables, and outcomes between men and women in the overall group...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664426/laparoscopic-and-endoscopic-cooperative-surgery-is-a-feasible-treatment-procedure-for-intraluminal-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-compared-to-endoscopic-intragastric-surgery
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Toshiyasu Ojima, Masaki Nakamura, Mikihito Nakamori, Katsunari Takifuji, Keiji Hayata, Masahiro Katsuda, Yoh Takei, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic wedge resection of the stomach is an ideal procedure if the gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are located in the extraluminal stomach. When the tumor is located in the intraluminal stomach, two minimally invasive surgical procedures involving laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) or endoscopic intragastric surgery (EIGS) are frequently performed. To date, there have been no comparative studies of LECS and EIGS in patients with intraluminal gastric GISTs regarding short-term and long-term outcomes...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658125/anterior-cervical-distraction-and-screw-elevating-pulling-reduction-for-traumatic-cervical-spine-fractures-and-dislocations-a-retrospective-analysis-of-86-cases
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Haoxi Li, Zhiyao Yong, Zhaoxiong Chen, Yufeng Huang, Zhoudan Lin, Desheng Wu
Treatment of cervical fracture and dislocation by improving the anterior cervical technique.Anterior cervical approach has been extensively used in treating cervical spine fractures and dislocations. However, when this approach is used in the treatment of locked facet joints, an unsatisfactory intraoperative reduction and prying reduction increases the risk of secondary spinal cord injury. Thus, herein, the cervical anterior approach was improved. With distractor and screw elevation therapy during surgery, the restoration rate is increased, and secondary injury to the spinal cord is avoided...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655154/risk-model-for-deaths-and-renal-replacement-therapy-dependence-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Shiren Sun, Feng Ma, Qiaoneng Li, Ming Bai, Yangping Li, Yan Yu, Chen Huang, Hanmin Wang, Xiaoxuan Ning
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased in-hospital deaths. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is becoming a routine strategy for severe AKI. Our goal was to evaluate the risk factors for death and RRT dependence in patients with AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We included 190 eligible adult patients who had AKI following cardiac surgery and who required RRT at our centre from November 2010 to March 2015...
June 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653939/report-cerebral-electrical-impedance-value-reflects-brain-edema-caused-by-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-infants
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Mingqing Peng, Chunbao Guo, Fang Gong, Min Li, Yuan Li, Qiang Peng, Lin Bo
The study aimed to investigate if the dynamic changes in cerebral electrical impedance (CEI) values could be used to monitor brain edema during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in infants. Forty infants (mean age: 1.4±0.38y) with acyanotic congenital heart disease who underwent CPB open-heart surgery between September 2009 and March 2010 were prospectively enrolled, and divided into 2 groups based on aortic cross-clamping (ACC) time: CPB-A (ACC<50 min) and CPB-B (ACC<50 min). During the same period, twenty infants (aged 1-3y) who underwent surgery for indirect inguinal hernias were selected as controls...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652531/long-term-outcome-of-aortic-root-remodeling-for-patients-with-and-without-acute-aortic-dissection
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Takashi Kunihara, Niklas Neumann, Steffen Daniel Kriechbaum, Ryota Nomura, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
BACKGROUND: Valve-preserving aortic surgery is increasingly used in acute aortic dissection type A (AADA). The object of this study was to compare the long-term results of aortic root remodeling (remodeling) for patients with and without AADA.Methods and Results:Between October 1995 and December 2013, 776 patients underwent valve-preserving root replacement, of whom 59 patients with AADA (<2 weeks from onset, 56±16 years, 48 male) underwent remodeling (the remodeling-group); 7 patients had bicuspid anatomy (12%), 3 had Marfan syndrome (5%), and 1 had undergone previous cardiac surgery (2%)...
June 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652299/timing-of-complications-during-and-after-elective-endovascular-intracranial-aneurysm-coiling
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Michelle Masayo Kameda-Smith, Paula Klurfan, Brian Anthony van Adel, Ramiro Larrazabal, Forough Farrokhyar, Michael Bennardo, Thorsteinn Gunnarsson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the time to complications during and after elective endovascular intracranial aneurysm coiling. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients undergoing elective endovascular aneurysm coiling between March 2006 and October 2013 in one large Eastern Canadian Neurointerventional Service was performed. Data regarding the incidence, time and type of complication related to the endovascular coiling procedure and clinical outcome at last follow-up were collected...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652032/long-term-results-of-surgical-atrial-fibrillation-radiofrequency-ablation-comparison-of-two-methods
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Song Yang, Bo Mei, Kangni Feng, Weibin Lin, Guangxian Chen, Mengya Liang, Xi Zhang, Zhongkai Wu
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the long-term results of two kinds of surgical atrial fibrillation radiofrequency ablations in concomitant cardiac operations. METHODS: We enrolled 129 patients from January 2006 to December 2015 and performed cardiac operations concomitantly with surgical atrial fibrillation. The patients were divided into a biatrial MAZE group (94 patients) and a left atrial MAZE group (35 patients). A preoperative baseline was compared with intraoperative and postoperative data...
May 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651676/anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-right-pulmonary-artery-in-a-univentricular-heart
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Ziyad M Binsalamah, Diego A Lara, Emmett D McKenzie
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the right pulmonary artery in single ventricles is a very rare congenital anomaly. Failure to recognise it preoperatively may lead to adverse outcomes, including death. We report the case of a neonate with a univentricular heart in the form of a double-outlet right ventricle, mitral atresia with discrete coarctation of the aorta, and an incidental intraoperative finding of an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the right pulmonary artery. The patient underwent a successful repair with an uneventful postoperative course...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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