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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444547/laparoscopic-surgery-with-urinary-tract-reconstruction-and-bowel-endometriosis-resection-for-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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REVIEW
Yoshiaki Ota, Masaaki Andou, Ikuko Ota
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is the most severe form of endometriosis. It causes chronic pelvic pain, severe dysmenorrhea, deep dyspareunia, dyschezia, and dysuria, markedly impairing the quality of life of women of reproductive age. A number of randomized controlled trials on surgical and medical treatments to reduce the pain associated with endometriosis have been reported, but few have focused on this in DIE. DIE causes not only pain but also functional invasion to the urinary organs and bowel, such as hydronephrosis and bowel stenosis...
February 14, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444303/the-utility-of-vancomycin-powder-in-reducing-surgical-site-infections-in-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery
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Ryan B Kochanski, Pouya Nazari, Sepehr Sani
BACKGROUND: The impact of vancomycin powder on reducing postoperative surgical site infections (SSIs) in spine surgery has been studied extensively and is considered standard of care at many institutions. More recently, vancomycin powder has been shown to reduce SSI in cranial neurosurgery; however, limited studies have been performed assessing its impact in reducing SSIs in deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of vancomycin powder as an adjunct to the current antibiotic prophylaxis regimen in DBS surgery in a large cohort of patients...
February 10, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444294/prognosis-of-adult-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-patients-with-different-morphological-types-after-surgical-myectomy
#3
Bing Tang, Yunhu Song, Hao Cui, Keshan Ji, Qinjun Yu, Changsheng Zhu, Shihua Zhao, Shuiyun Wang
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the impact of morphological type on the prognosis of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients who underwent myectomy. METHODS: We recruited 469 obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients refractory to medicinal treatment who have undergone surgical myectomy at a nationwide referral centre. All patients were divided into 3 groups based on the morphological classification of left ventricular hypertrophy and were followed up by telephone every year...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444219/complex-cases-of-acquired-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-after-radiofrequency-ablation-is-surgical-repair-an-option
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Katharina Schoene, Philipp Sommer, Arash Arya, Martin Kostelka, Friedrich W Mohr, Martin Misfeld, Marcel Vollroth, Andreas Bollmann, Julia Lurz, Gerhard Hindricks, Joerg Seeburger
Aims: Results of catheter based interventional treatment for pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) following radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation remain suboptimal. Surgical repair may represent an alternative therapy, though long-term results have not been thoroughly investigated. Methods and results: We retrospectively assessed all patients in our centre undergoing surgical repair for radiofrequency-induced PVS. Data regarding surgical technique, clinical outcome, and rate of pulmonary vein (PV) restenosis were collected and analysed...
February 12, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444155/conjunctival-melanocytic-naevus-diagnostic-value-of-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-ultrasound-biomicroscopy
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Eszter Vizvári, Ákos Skribek, Nóra Polgár, András Vörös, Pál Sziklai, Edit Tóth-Molnár
PURPOSE: Conjunctival naevi are the most frequently diagnosed primary melanocytic lesions of the conjunctiva. The clinical manifestations are greatly variable which may result in diagnostic difficulties and differential diagnostic confusions. Therefore aims of the present study were: 1) to assess the morphologic features of conjunctival naevi; 2) to delineate the anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) characteristics of these lesions; 3) to compare AS-OCT and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) as diagnostic tools in these alterations and 4) to correlate histological results with the AS-OCT pictures in case of surgically excised naevi...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443815/teaching-vaginal-hysterectomy-via-simulation-creation-and-validation-of-the-objective-skills-assessment-tool-for-simulated-vaginal-hysterectomy-on-a-task-trainer-and-performance-among-different-levels-of-trainees
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D R Malacarne, C M Escobar, C J Lam, K L Ferrante, D Szyld, Veronica T Lerner
OBJECTIVES: The use of simulation-based education to train surgeons is widely accepted. Although many authors describe the use of an Objective Skills Assessment Test (OSAT) to assess performance of various surgical procedures, there is a paucity of research on use of this modality to evaluate vaginal surgery skills. We created a vaginal hysterectomy procedure-specific checklist (PSC) to complete the OSAT (which is composed of a PSC and a global rating scale [GRS]). The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of a novel evaluation strategy for vaginal hysterectomy using an OSAT combining PSC and GRS...
February 13, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443547/modeling-heart-failure-risk-in-diabetes-and-kidney-disease-limitations-and-potential-applications-of-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-high-fat-fed-mice
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Wei Sheng Tan, Thomas P Mullins, Melanie Flint, Sarah L Walton, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, David A Carter, Meera R Gandhi, Hayley R McDonald, Joan Li, Karen M Moritz, Melissa E Reichelt, Linda A Gallo
There is an increased incidence of heart failure in individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM). The co-existence of kidney disease in DM exacerbates the cardiovascular prognosis. Researchers have attempted to combine the critical features of heart failure, using transverse aortic constriction, with DM in mice but variable findings have been reported. Furthermore, kidney outcomes have not been assessed in this setting thus its utility as a model of heart failure in DM and kidney disease is unknown. We generated a mouse model of obesity, hyperglycemia and mild kidney pathology by feeding male C57BL/6J mice a high fat diet (HFD)...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443034/subretinal-transplantation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-into-a-large-eyed-model-of-geographic-atrophy
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Sandra Petrus-Reurer, Hammurabi Bartuma, Monica Aronsson, Sofie Westman, Fredrik Lanner, Anders Kvanta
Geographic atrophy (GA), the late stage of dry age-related macular degeneration is characterized by loss of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) layer, which leads to subsequent degeneration of vital retinal structures (e.g., photoreceptors) causing severe vision impairment. Similarly, RPE-loss and decrease in visual acuity is seen in long-term follow up of patients with advanced wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) receiving intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment. Therefore, on the one hand, it is fundamental to efficiently derive RPE cells from an unlimited source that could serve as replacement therapy...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442577/high-rate-of-return-to-yoga-for-athletes-after-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome
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Rachel M Frank, Gift Ukwuani, Bradley Allison, Ian Clapp, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is most commonly diagnosed in patients who perform activities that require repetitive hip flexion and rotational loading. Yoga is an activity growing in popularity that involves these motions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patients' ability to return to yoga after hip arthroscopy for FAIS. HYPOTHESIS: There would be a high rate of return to yoga after hip arthroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis...
February 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442541/the-ophthalmology-surgical-competency-assessment-rubric-oscar-for-anterior-approach-ptosis-surgery
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Valerie Juniat, Karl C Golnik, Francesco P Bernardini, Altug Cetinkaya, Aaron Fay, Bipasha Mukherjee, Farzad Pakdel, Brent Skippen, George M Saleh
PURPOSE: The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is currently developing a series of standardized, internationally validated, teaching tools for key ophthalmic surgical procedures called the Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubrics (OSCARs). This study aims to develop an OSCAR for anterior approach ptosis surgery. METHODS: An international panel of content experts, representing Australia, India, Iran, Italy, Turkey, UK, and the USA was established and worked to develop the rubric using a range of online collaboration tools...
February 14, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442363/increased-neuronal-synchrony-prepares-mesial-temporal-networks-for-seizures-of-neocortical-origin
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Amrit Misra, Xianda Long, Michael R Sperling, Ashwini D Sharan, Karen A Moxon
OBJECTIVE: To gain understanding of the neuronal mechanisms underlying regional seizure spread, the impact of regional synchrony between seizure focus and downstream networks on neuronal activity during the transition to seizure in those downstream networks was assessed. METHODS: Seven patients undergoing diagnostic intracranial electroencephalographic studies for surgical resection of epileptogenic regions were implanted with subdural clinical electrodes into the cortex (site of seizure initiation) and mesial temporal lobe (MTL) structures (downstream) as well as microwires into MTL...
February 14, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442242/fuse-certification-enhances-performance-on-a-virtual-computer-based-simulator-for-dispersive-electrode-placement
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Michael Dombek, Carlos A Lopez, Zhongqing Han, Alyssa Lungarini, Nicole Santos, Steven Schwaitzberg, Caroline Cao, Daniel B Jones, Suvranu De, Jaisa Olasky
BACKGROUND: The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) has developed the fundamental use of surgical energy (FUSE) didactic curriculum in order to further understanding of the safe use of surgical energy. The virtual electrosurgical skill trainer (VEST) is being developed as a complementary simulation-based curriculum, with several modules already existing. Subsequently, a new VEST module has been developed about dispersive electrode placement. The purpose of this study is to assess knowledge about dispersive electrode placement in surgeons and surgical trainees in addition to describing a new VEST module...
February 13, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442163/accuracy-and-feasibility-of-a-dedicated-image-guidance-solution-for-endoscopic-lateral-skull-base-surgery
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Christoph Rathgeb, Lukas Anschuetz, Daniel Schneider, Cilgia Dür, Marco Caversaccio, Stefan Weber, Tom Williamson
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to design, build and validate a surgical navigation system which fulfills the accuracy requirements for surgical procedures on the ear and the lateral skull base, and which integrates with the endoscopic workflow and operating room setup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The navigation system consists of portable tablet computer (iPad Pro, Apple Computer, USA) and an optical tracking system (Cambar B1, Axios3D, Germany), both connected via a wireless Bluetooth link and attached directly to the OR table...
February 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442143/randomized-controlled-study-comparing-disposable-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-standard-care-in-bilateral-breast-reduction-mammoplasty-evaluating-surgical-site-complications-and-scar-quality
#14
V Tanaydin, J Beugels, A Andriessen, J H Sawor, R R W J van der Hulst
BACKGROUND: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for postsurgical incision treatment has demonstrated benefits. A prospective randomized study was developed including 32 patients who underwent bilateral breast reduction mammoplasty. Patients served as their own control and received NPWT to one breast and fixation strips to the other breast. METHODS: The primary outcome was the number of wound healing complications within 21 days when comparing NPWT treatment with fixation strips...
February 13, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442140/discrepancy-between-colposcopy-punch-biopsy-and-final-histology-of-cone-specimen-a-prospective-study
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Stamatios Petousis, Panagiotis Christidis, Chrysoula Margioula-Siarkou, Nikolaos Sparangis, Apostolos Athanasiadis, Ioannis Kalogiannidis
PURPOSE: Τo estimate the discrepancy rate between colposcopy, punch biopsy histology and surgical specimen histology as well as the positive (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of colposcopic diagnosis for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HGSIL). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted during the period of 2012-2016. Αll cases in which surgical treatment had been applied and histopathological diagnosis of those surgical specimens was available were included...
February 13, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442058/multiparametric-evaluation-of-risk-factors-associated-to-seroma-formation-in-abdominal-wall-surgery
#16
L Licari, G Salamone, Z Parinisi, S Campanella, C Sabatino, G Ciolino, P De Marco, N Falco, S Boventre, G Gulotta
INTRODUCTION: Incisional hernia is one of the main topics in the general surgery since there is not a unanimous consensus concerning to the best surgical methodology to adopt. It seems that prosthetic surgery is the best technique, even if responsible for the development of periprosthetic seroma. The aim of this study is to assess whether the preoperative abnormalities of the bio-humoral parameters may be considered as risk factors for seroma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From July 2016 to July 2017 at the "Policlinico Paolo Giaccone", Palermo, Department of Emergency Surgery, 56 patients included in this study, underwent laparotomic mesh repair...
November 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441818/comparative-effectiveness-and-harms-of-intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-noncardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
#17
Ashraf Fayad, Sasha Shillcutt, Massimiliano Meineri, Terrence D Ruddy, Mohammed Toseef Ansari
Intraoperative use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become commonplace in high-risk noncardiac surgeries but the balance of benefits and harms remains unclear. This systematic review investigated the comparative effectiveness and harms of intraoperative TEE in noncardiac surgery. We searched Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from 1946 to March 2017. Two reviewers independently screened the literature for eligibility. Studies were assessed for the risk of selection bias, confounding, measurement bias, and reporting bias...
February 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441610/a-cross-sectional-single-institution-study-of-quality-of-life-in-adult-patients-with-spina-bifida
#18
Caitlin T Coco, Bhalaajee Meenakshi-Sundaram, Ahmed Eldefrawy, Millard L Henry, Tanya Watts, Christopher E Aston, Jennifer Lewis, Dominic C Frimberger, Gennady Slobodov
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare differences in perception of independence, urinary continence, and quality of life in an adult spina bifida (SB) population. METHODS: We collected data on adult neurogenic bladder patients which included demographics, relevant procedures, and quality of life (QoL) questionnaires. QoL and functional outcomes were assessed using spinal cord independence measure (SCIM) and SF-8 health questionnaire. International consultation of incontinence questionnaire (ICIQ) was used to assess incontinence...
February 14, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441572/systematic-review-of-shorter-versus-longer-duration-of-bladder-catheterization-after-surgical-repair-of-urinary-obstetric-fistula
#19
REVIEW
M Regina Torloni, Rachel Riera, Ewelina Rogozińska, Özge Tunçalp, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Mariana Widmer
BACKGROUND: Bladder catheterization duration after urinary obstetric fistula surgery varies widely. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of bladder catheterization duration after urinary obstetric fistula surgery. SEARCH STRATEGY: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, GIM, and POPLINE databases were searched, without language restrictions, using "obstetric urinary fistula" and "catheterization" from inception to September 30, 2017. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomized controlled trials comparing shorter versus longer (>10 days) bladder catheterization after urinary obstetric fistula repair were included...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441501/choosing-between-unicompartmental-and-total-knee-replacement-what-can-economic-evaluations-tell-us-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Edward Burn, Alexander D Liddle, Thomas W Hamilton, Sunil Pai, Hemant G Pandit, David W Murray, Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with anteromedial arthritis who require a knee replacement could receive either a unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) or a total knee replacement (TKR). This review has been undertaken to identify economic evaluations comparing UKR and TKR, evaluate the approaches that were taken in the studies, assess the quality of reporting of these evaluations, and consider what they can tell us about the relative value for money of the procedures. METHODS: A search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination National Health Service Economic Evaluation Database was undertaken in January 2016 to identify relevant studies...
December 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
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