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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150035/thoracic-surgery-considerations-in-obese-patients
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REVIEW
Douglas Z Liou, Mark F Berry
The obesity epidemic in the United States has increased greatly over the past several decades, and thoracic surgeons are likely to see obese patients routinely in their practices. Obesity has direct deleterious health effects such as metabolic disorder and cardiovascular disease, and is associated with many cancers. Obese patients who need thoracic surgery pose practical challenges to many of the routine elements in perioperative management. Preoperative assessment of obesity-related comorbid conditions and risk stratification for surgery, thorough intraoperative planning for anesthesia and surgery, and postoperative strategies to optimize pulmonary hygiene and mobility minimize the risk of adverse outcomes...
February 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149477/pathfinders-in-oncology-from-the-beginning-of-the-19th-century-to-the-inauguration-of-the-first-cancer-hospital-in-the-united-states
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Steven I Hajdu
The fields of medicine and oncology made substantial progress between 1800 and 1885. The first half of this period was dominated by the spectacular progress in physiology, cytology, histology, histopathology, and diagnostic microscopy. In the second half of the period, advancements in surgical techniques, anesthesia, asepsis, and laboratory medicine, including bacteriology, chemistry, and biochemistry, led to the development of medical specialties, including surgical pathology and surgical oncology. Although wars, revolutions, and socioeconomic upheavals interrupted the daily life of the populace, distinguished artists, scientists, and physicians continued, against all odds, to advance their field of interest...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148250/ipsilateral-shoulder-pain-in-patients-following-lung-resection-in-the-decubitus-position
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Takae Bando, Kazuya Kondo, Chiemi Onishi, Koichiro Kajiura, Hiromitsu Takizawa, Kazuyo Yamada, Hiromi Sato, Yoshie Imai
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency, influencing factors, and clinical course of shoulder pain in patients following lung resection. BACKGROUND: Thoracoscopes have been introduced in the surgical treatment of lung cancer, and allow for less invasive surgery with a minimal incision. However, decubitus position-related shoulder pain on the operated side has not yet been investigated. DESIGN: A longitudinal descriptive study...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147894/chest-x-ray-prior-to-thyroidectomy-is-it-really-needed
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Alexandra Mikhael, Rushad Patell, Michael Tabet, James Bena, Eren Berber, Christian Nasr
BACKGROUND: Chest X-ray (CXR) prior to thyroid surgery continues to be routinely obtained at some institutions despite the lack of evidence for its utility. This study aimed to determine the utility of preoperative CXR in patients undergoing thyroidectomy at a single institution. METHODS: In total, 594 thyroidectomy patients were included in the study. Demographics, CXR findings, anesthesia records and pathologic data were assessed. We investigated whether difficult intubation or cancer stage correlated with the presence of CXR abnormalities...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147437/the-effects-of-anesthetics-on-recurrence-and-metastasis-of-cancer-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Wenjing Yang, Jun Cai, Catherine Zabkiewicz, Huiming Zhang, Fiona Ruge, Wen G Jiang
Surgical resection of the primary tumor may enhance the metastasis and recurrence of cancer. The reaction of patients to surgery includes changes of the immune system, the inflammatory system and the neuroendocrine system. In the perioperative period, anesthetics are used both for anesthesia and analgesia. There are several studies showing that the progression of cancer can be influenced by many kinds of anesthetics, although most of these studies are preclinical and thus have not yet influenced clinical recommendations...
June 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138380/-three-patients-with-gastric-cancer-who-underwent-surgery-during-ramucirumab-treatment
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Hayato Omori, Sadayuki Kawai, Rie Makuuchi, Tomoyuki Irino, Masanori Tokunaga, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Hirofumi Yasui, Masanori Terashima
According to the REGARD and RAINBOW trials, ramucirumab(RAM)was introduced as second-line therapy for advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. RAM may impair wound healing due to the inhibition of angiogenesis; details on the postoperative course of patients who underwent surgery during RAM treatment remain unclear. Between 2011 and 2016, 93 patients with incurable gastric cancer were treated with RAM in our institute. Among them, 3 patients underwent surgery after RAM treatment. Case 1: A 74-year-old man with liver metastasis from gastric cancer was treated with a paclitaxel(PTX)plus RAM regimen...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136725/-the-china-expert-consensus-of-clinical-practice-for-magnetically-controlled-capsule-gastroscopy-2017-shanghai
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Gastric diseases are very common in China, especially gastric cancer with a continuous high level of morbidity and mortality. As an important screening method of gastric diseases, magnetically-controlled-capsule-gastroscopy (MCCG) has already been widely used in medical institutions worldwide. Several clinical trials have already showed that MCCG has comparable accuracy in diagnosing gastric diseases compared with conventional gastroscopy. Furthermore, MCCG has the advantages of anesthesia free, no risks of cross infection, and excellent compliance...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136523/the-advantages-of-hypnosis-intervention-on-breast-cancer-surgery-and-adjuvant-therapy
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M Berlière, F Roelants, C Watremez, M A Docquier, N Piette, S Lamerant, V Megevand, A Van Maanen, P Piette, A Gerday, F P Duhoux
BACKGROUND: In oncology, hypnosis has been used for pain relief in metastatic patients but rarely for induction of anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between January 2010 and October 2015, 300 patients from our Breast Clinic (Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain) were included in an observational, non-randomized study approved by our local ethics committee (ClinicalTrials.gov - NCT03003611). The hypothesis of our study was that hypnosis intervention could decrease side effects of breast surgery...
November 11, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129235/effects-of-intraoperative-nutrients-administration-on-energy-expenditure-during-general-anesthesia
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Daizoh Satoh, Noriko Toda, Ichiro Yamamoto
OBJECTIVES: Recent reports have shown that intraoperative infusions of glucose and amino acids exert anticatabolic effects. The appropriate dosages of these amino acids and glucose during general anesthesia remain unknown. METHODS: Patients who underwent esophagectomy for thoracic esophageal cancer were infused with acetated Ringer's solution that contained glucose and amino acids (B1 group [10 patients]: glucose, 3 g/h; amino acids, 1.2 g/h; B2 group [12 patients]: glucose, 4...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113646/effects-of-recombinant-canine-interferon-%C3%AE-injected-before-general-anesthesia-with-propofol-and-isoflurane-on-natural-killer-cytotoxic-activity-during-anesthesia-in-dogs
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Hirotaka Matsumoto, Takuma Miyata, Tomoko Ohkusa, Takahiro Teshima, Hidekazu Koyama
We aimed to determine whether subcutaneous injection of recombinant canine interferon-γ (rCaIFN-γ) 1h before general anesthesia with a combination of propofol and isoflurane (P-I) changes the cytotoxic activity of natural killer (NK) cells during anesthesia in dogs. Nine clinically healthy beagles were assigned to one of two groups: rCaIFN-γ-treated group (n=5) and control group (no treatment, n=4). One hour before P-I anesthesia, rCaIFN-γ was subcutaneously injected at a dose of 1×10(4)U/kg body weight for the test group and physiologic saline was subcutaneously injected for the control group...
October 26, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110704/endobronchial-one-way-valves-for-treatment-of-persistent-air-leaks-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mei Ding, Ya-Dong Gao, Xian-Tao Zeng, Yi Guo, Jiong Yang
Persistent air leak (PAL) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalization and increased health-care costs. It can arise from a number of conditions, including pneumothorax, necrotizing infection, trauma, malignancies, procedural interventions and complications after thoracic surgery. Numerous therapeutic options, including noninvasive and invasive techniques, are available to treat PALs. Recently, endobronchial one-way valves have been used to treat PAL. We conducted a systematic review based on studies retrieved from PubMed, EMbase and Cochrane library...
November 6, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110518/age-appropriate-preparations-for-children-with-cancer-undergoing-radiotherapy-a-feasibility-study
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Jenny Gårdling, Erna Törnqvist, Marie Edwinson Månsson, Inger Kristensson Hallström
The aim of this study was to test age-appropriate information and preparation procedures for children with cancer undergoing radiotherapy (RT) for feasibility and effectiveness in terms of the need for general anesthesia (GA) and anxiety. In a quasi-experimental controlled clinical trial, 17 children aged 3-18 years receiving age-appropriate preparation were compared with 16 children in a control group. Feasibility in terms of recruitment, compliance, and acceptability was assessed. Effectiveness was assessed by the number of children who underwent treatment without GA and their respective fractions and validated instruments measured the children's anxiety and emotional behavior...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108718/a-new-animal-model-for-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-in-tumor-bearing-mice-in-the-treatment-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-of-ovarian-origin
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G Miailhe, A Arfi, M Mirshahi, C Eveno, M Pocard, C Touboul
AIM OF THE STUDY: We set out to develop and evaluate the morbidity of a non-invasive hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) procedure in mice. HIPEC has been shown to improve overall survival in treating ovarian cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis. However, related complications, toxicity and the lack of randomized trials limits its widespread use. To improve the surgical technique, there is a need for animal models that allow teams to work on large groups without burdensome logistics...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108324/age-adjusted-charlson-comorbidity-index-score-as-predictor-of-survival-of-patients-with-digestive-system-cancer-who-have-undergone-surgical-resection
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Yaohua Tian, Zhong Jian, Beibei Xu, Hui Liu
Comorbidities have considerable effects on survival outcomes. The primary objective of this retrospective study was to examine the association between age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (ACCI) score and postoperative in-hospital mortality in patients with digestive system cancer who have undergone surgical resection of their cancers. Using electronic hospitalization summary reports, we identified 315,464 patients who had undergone surgery for digestive system cancer in top-rank (Grade 3A) hospitals in China between 2013 and 2015...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108318/intraoperative-use-of-dexmedetomidine-promotes-postoperative-sleep-and-recovery-following-radical-mastectomy-under-general-anesthesia
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Cunxian Shi, Jin Jin, Qiang Pan, Shan Song, Kezhong Li, Jiahai Ma, Tao Li, Zhi Li
Postoperative sleep disturbance and fatigue following radical mastectomy were high risks for prolonged convalescence in patients with breast cancer. The present study was designed to observe the effect of intraoperative use of dexmedetomidine on postoperative sleep, fatigue and recovery following radical mastectomy under general anesthesia. Forty-seven patients were randomized into two groups that were maintained with propofol/remifentanil/Ringer's solution (Control group), or propofol/remifentanil/Dexmedetomidine (DEX group) for surgery under general anesthesia...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095285/upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopies-in-patients-over-85-years-of-age-risk-benefit-evaluation-of-a-longitudinal-cohort
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Raphaël Clere-Jehl, Mickael Schaeffer, Thomas Vogel, Michele Kiesmann, Jean-Louis Pasquali, Emmanuel Andres, Anne Bourgarit, Bernard Goichot
After age 85, upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy may be indicated in 5% to 10% of inpatients, but the risk-benefit ratio is unknown. We studied patients older than 85 years undergoing upper and lower GI endoscopy.We analyzed a retrospective cohort of inpatients older than 85 years between 2004 and 2012, all explored by upper and complete lower GI endoscopy. Initial indications, including iron deficiency anemia (IDA), other anemias, GI bleeding, weight loss, and GI symptoms, were noted, as were endoscopy or anesthesia complications, immediate endoscopic diagnosis, and the ability to modify the patients' therapeutics...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078573/nonintubated-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer
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Ming-Hui Hung, Shun-Mao Yang, Jin-Shing Chen
Nonintubated video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is now well established and is performed in different institutions as a safe and versatile procedure in selected patients. To share the surgical and anesthetic techniques for nonintubated VATS, we present a 56-year-old female patient who underwent nonintubated VATS left upper lobectomy for primary non-small cell lung cancer. Our patient was sedated in a spontaneous breathing status using a target-controlled infusion of propofol. Additionally, regional anesthesia using intercostal block and left-sided intrathoracic vagal block enabled us to do left upper lobectomy and mediastinal lymph node dissection without difficulty...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077256/screening-with-whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pediatric-subjects-with-li-fraumeni-syndrome-a-single-institution-pilot-study
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Allison F O'Neill, Stephan D Voss, Jyothi P Jagannathan, Junne Kamihara, Callie Nibecker, Elena Itriago-Araujo, Serena Masciari, Erin Parker, Mauricio Barreto, Wendy B London, Judy E Garber, Lisa Diller
BACKGROUND: Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is an autosomal dominant hereditary cancer syndrome associated with germline mutations in the TP53 gene and a high risk of childhood-onset malignancies. Cancer surveillance is challenging in pediatric mutation carriers given the anatomic spectrum of malignancies and young age of onset. Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) may provide an acceptable method for early cancer detection. PROCEDURE: We conducted a prospective feasibility pilot study of pediatric subjects (age < 18 years) with LFS to determine return rates for annual WB-MRI scan...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075995/objective-and-self-evaluation-voice-analysis-after-transoral-laser-cordectomy-and-radiotherapy-in-t1a-t1b-glottic-cancer
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Nicola Lombardo, Teodoro Aragona, Said Alsayyad, Girolamo Pelaia, Rosa Terracciano, Rocco Savino
Voice quality outcome becomes an important factor in the choice of the therapeutic option. The differences between radiotherapy and laser cordectomy have been extensively debated in the literature. We analyzed the vocal outcomes after carbon dioxide (CO2) laser cordectomy and radiotherapy treatment for T1a-b early glottic cancer by means of objective and subjective voice evaluation. A retrospective study was performed on 56 cancer patients, 30 treated with cordectomy and 26 with radiotherapy. All patients underwent laser cordectomy which was performed under general anesthesia using a surgical microscope in laryngeal suspension...
October 26, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075936/local-anesthetic-delivery-via-surgical-drain-provides-improved-pain-control-versus-direct-skin-infiltration-following-axillary-node-dissection-for-breast-cancer
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Muska Khpal, James R C Miller, Zika Petrovic, Delilah Hassanally
BACKGROUND: Axillary node dissection has a central role in the surgical management of breast cancer; however, it is associated with a significant risk of lymphoedema and chronic pain. Peri-operative administration of local anesthesia reduces acute and persistent post-surgical pain, but there is currently no consensus on the optimal method of local anesthetic delivery. METHODS: Patients undergoing axillary dissection for breast cancer were randomly assigned to receive a one-off dose of levobupivacaine 0...
October 26, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
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