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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933475/how-safe-is-minimally-invasive-pedicle-screw-placement-for-treatment-of-thoracolumbar-spine-fractures
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Timo Michael Heintel, Stefan Dannigkeit, Annabel Fenwick, Martin Cornelius Jordan, Hendrik Jansen, Fabian Gilbert, Rainer Meffert
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective analysis of patients who underwent minimally invasive posterior instrumentation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of minimally invasive pedicle screw placement in patients with unstable thoracic and lumbar spine fractures using the conventional fluoroscopy technique. Although wound infection, haematoma, and new neurological deficit due to screw malplacement remain a common source of morbidity, estimates of their rates of occurrence remain relatively limited...
December 8, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932892/the-evolution-of-the-diminishing-role-of-extrapleural-pneumonectomy-in-the-surgical-management-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Abdel-Ghani Azzouqa, James P Stevenson
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon and aggressive thoracic malignancy that is rarely curable, even when multimodality therapy is used. Systemic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for the majority of patients with this disease; however, surgical resection may benefit a subset of patients with early-stage disease. The surgical approach that offers the best outcomes remains an area of controversy, with data from retrospective comparisons being the only guide. Historically, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) has been the standard procedure, carrying with it a cost of significant morbidity and impact on quality of life that has raised questions regarding its routine application...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932767/-mid-and-long-term-result-of-celiac-artery-coverage-in-tevar-treatment-for-aortic-dissection
#3
Ming Li, Chang Shu, Quanming Li, Tun Wang, Kun Fang
To observe the mid- and long-term result of intentional coverage of celiac artery in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) surgery for aortic dissection.
 Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 21 cases who received TEVAR with celiac artery coverage during the operation. The existence of collaterals between celiac artery (CA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) was confirmed by preoperative CT angiography (CTA) or digital substract angiography (DSA) for each patient. We used the stent-graft precisely above the orifice of SMA...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932539/assessment-of-concomitant-versus-sequential-trastuzumab-on-radiation-induced-cardiovascular-toxicity
#4
G Yavas, M Gultekin, O Yildiz, M Seyrek, S Demirkol, H Toy, M F Sargon, O Ozkayar, A Uner, F Yildiz, F Akyol
There are limited data regarding effect of trastuzumab on radiation-induced cardiovascular toxicity when used sequentially or concomitantly. This experimental study aims to investigate effect of trastuzumab on radiation-induced cardiovascular toxicity with respect to the treatment sequence. One hundred and eight female Wistar albino rats were divided into six groups (G): G1 was control, G2 was trastuzumab, and G3 was radiotherapy (RT); G4 and G6 were sequential RT and trastuzumab; and G5 was concomitant RT and trastuzumab groups, respectively...
December 8, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932511/ascending-and-descending-thoracic-vertebral-arteries
#5
P Gailloud, L Gregg, M S Pearl, D San Millan
Thoracic vertebral arteries are anastomotic chains similar to cervical vertebral arteries but found at the thoracic level. Descending thoracic vertebral arteries originate from the pretransverse segment of the cervical vertebral artery and curve caudally to pass into the last transverse foramen or the first costotransverse space. Ascending thoracic vertebral arteries originate from the aorta, pass through at least 1 costotransverse space, and continue cranially as the cervical vertebral artery. This report describes the angiographic anatomy and clinical significance of 9 cases of descending and 2 cases of ascending thoracic vertebral arteries...
December 8, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932390/official-american-thoracic-society-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-clinical-practice-guidelines-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-adults-and-children
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David M Lewinsohn, Michael K Leonard, Philip A LoBue, David L Cohn, Charles L Daley, Ed Desmond, Joseph Keane, Deborah A Lewinsohn, Ann M Loeffler, Gerald H Mazurek, Richard J O'Brien, Madhukar Pai, Luca Richeldi, Max Salfinger, Thomas M Shinnick, Timothy R Sterling, David M Warshauer, Gail L Woods
BACKGROUND: Individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) may develop symptoms and signs of disease (tuberculosis disease) or may have no clinical evidence of disease (latent tuberculosis infection [LTBI]). Tuberculosis disease is a leading cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet many questions related to its diagnosis remain. METHODS: A task force supported by the American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Society of America searched, selected, and synthesized relevant evidence...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932189/recurrence-pattern-of-pulmonary-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-after-lung-transplantation-a-case-report
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A Yazicioglu, S Turkkan, F Demirag, M Subasi, E Yekeler
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is an uncommon indication for lung transplantation. The recurrence of the primary pathology after transplantation is rare. Extra-pulmonary involvement of Langerhans cell histiocytosis before transplantation and resuming of smoking after transplantation are risk factors for recurrence. Herein, we present a 48-year-old woman with a recurrence pattern 24 months after bilateral sequential lung transplantation. On thoracic computed tomography, progressive parenchyma infiltrates were present without clinical symptoms...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931723/psoas-muscle-area-as-a-predictor-of-outcomes-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Lohit Garg, Sahil Agrawal, Timothy Pew, George S Hanzel, Amr E Abbas, Michael J Gallagher, Francis L Shannon, Ivan D Hanson
Frailty is a powerful predictor of outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Sarcopenia as assessed by psoas muscle area (PMA) is a validated tool to assess frailty before surgical procedures. We evaluated PMA as a predictor of outcomes after TAVI in 152 consecutive patients who underwent this procedure at our institution from 2011 to 2014. Preoperative computed tomography scans were used to measure PMA, which then was indexed to body surface area. Outcomes evaluated included (1) early poor outcome (30 days mortality, stroke, dialysis, and prolonged ventilation), (2) 1-year mortality, and (3) high-resource utilization (length of stay >7 days, discharge to rehabilitation, or readmission within 30 days)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930542/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-postoperative-neurological-deterioration-after-posterior-decompression-with-or-without-instrumented-fusion-for-thoracic-myelopathy
#9
Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Rui Xue, Dalong Yang, Tao Wang, Yanhong Wang, Sidong Yang, Wenyuan Ding
The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors of postoperative neurological deterioration after posterior decompression with or without instrumented fusion for thoracic myelopathy, and hope to provide references in decision-making and surgical planning for both spinal surgeon and thoracic stenosis patients.By retrieving the medical records from January 2001 to November 2015, 168 patients were retrospectively reviewed. According to the occurrence of postoperative neurological deterioration, patients were divided into 2 groups: neurological deterioration (ND) group and non-ND group...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930507/thoracic-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-fishbone-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#10
Jian-Min Chen, Zhi-Yong Wang, Guo-Xin Ni
RATIONALE: Ingestion of a fishbone is a common cause of esophageal injury, but spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare condition due to the esophageal penetration by a swallowed fishbone. Prompt diagnosis can be seldom made owing to incomplete patient history taking and difficulties in imaging evidence identification. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who was stuck in her throat by a fishbone, and complained of back pain, paresis of the lower limbs and fever, successively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930279/use-of-a-novel-accounting-and-grouping-method-for-major-trunk-injuryanalysis-of-data-from-a-statewide-trauma-financial-survey
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Kyla D Joubert, Charles D Mabry, Kyle J Kalkwarf, Richard D Betzold, Horace J Spencer, Kara M Spinks, Austin Porter, Saleema Karim, Ronald D Robertson, Michael J Sutherland, Robert T Maxson
Major trunk trauma is common and costly, but comparisons of costs between trauma centers (TCs) are rare. Understanding cost is essential to improve quality, manage trauma service lines, and to facilitate institutional commitment for trauma. We have used results of a statewide trauma financial survey of Levels I to IV TC to develop a useful grouping method for costs and clinical characteristics of major trunk trauma. The trauma financial survey collected billing and clinical data on 75 per cent of the state trauma registry patients for fiscal year 2012...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930278/for-love-not-money-the-financial-implications-of-surgical-fellowship-training
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Paul M Inclan, Adam S Hyde, Michael Hulme, Jeffrey E Carter
Surgical residents cite increased income potential as a motivation for pursuing fellowship training, despite little evidence supporting this perception. Thus, our goal is to quantify the financial impact of surgical fellowship training on financial career value. By using Medical Group Management Association and Association of American Medical Colleges physician income data, and accounting for resident salary, student debt, a progressive tax structure, and forgone wages associated with prolonged training, we generated a net present value (NPV) for both generalist and subspecialist surgeons...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929930/validation-of-a-predictive-scoring-system-for-deep-sternal-wound-infection-after-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-a-cohort-of-french-patients
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Andrea Perrotti, Giuseppe Gatti, Enrica Dorigo, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo, Sidney Chocron
BACKGROUND: The Gatti score is a weighted scoring system based on risk factors for deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) that was created in an Italian center to predict DSWI risk after bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting. No external evaluation based on validation samples derived from other surgical centers has been performed. The aim of this study is to perform this validation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During 2015, BITA grafts were used as skeletonized conduits in all 255 consecutive patients with multi-vessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the Department of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928604/-surgery-of-colorectal-lung-metastases-results-of-a-survey-in-germany
#14
W Dudek, W Schreiner, P Stapel, N Vassos, R Grützmann, H Sirbu
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence from randomized trials on the prognostic significance of pulmonary metastasectomy of colorectal cancer. The objective of this study was to assess the current criteria for indications, preoperative diagnostics and preferred operative techniques of pulmonary metastasectomy in Germany. METHODS: An anonymous survey was carried out in 239 German centers performing thoracic surgery in October 2015. RESULTS: Chest computed tomography (CT, 98%), liver CT (62%), pelvis CT (39%) and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET, 37%) were used by the respondents (65% of participants) for preoperative staging...
December 7, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928471/radiological-imaging-findings-of-scheuermann-disease
#15
Erkan Gokce, Murat Beyhan
AIM: To find accompanying anomalies of typical and atypical Scheuermann's disease (SD) is reported in the present study. METHODS: Study included 20 patients (16 men and 4 women) who had radiological imaging radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography, if available, due to back pain, curved back and low back pain in November 2011-February 2016 period. Patients were categorized into typical and atypical patterns based on the region involved...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928449/severe-asymptomatic-coronary-obstruction-in-chronic-hemodialysed-patient-a-case-report
#16
Voiculeț C, Zara O, Văcăroiu I, Bogeanu C, Tiron T, Turcu F, Aron G, Ciocâlteu A
Introduction. Arterial stiffness and vascular calcifications are independent predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5D population. According to the guidelines, patients on renal replacement therapy represent a very high cardiovascular risk class. Case report. We report the case of a 67-year-old hypertensive male patient, known with CKD stage 5D on hemodialysis (three times per week), secondary bone mineral disease, admitted for progressive right leg pain...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927673/nhs-hospitals-must-help-patients-quit-smoking-says-british-thoracic-society
#17
Ingrid Torjesen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927591/utilization-trends-in-noncardiac-thoracic-imaging-2002-2014
#18
Sarah I Kamel, David C Levin, Laurence Parker, Vijay M Rao
PURPOSE: To analyze recent trends in utilization of the various noncardiac thoracic imaging modalities in the Medicare population. METHODS: The Medicare Part B databases for 2002 through 2014 were reviewed. All CPT codes pertaining to noninvasive imaging of the thorax were selected and grouped into seven categories: x-ray, CT, computed tomographic angiography (CTA), nuclear scans (noncardiac), MRI, MR angiography, and ultrasound. Yearly utilization rates per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries were calculated...
December 4, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927574/untreated-thoracic-curve-in-adult-idiopathic-scoliosis-what-are-patients-concerns
#19
Javier Pizones, Mar Pérez Martin-Buitrago, Francisco Javier Sánchez Perez-Grueso, Ferran Pellisé, Ahmet Alanay, Ibrahim Obeid, Frank Kleinstück, Emre R Acaroglu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective two-cohort comparative analysis of data collected prospectively. OBJECTIVES: To analyze a cohort of patients with untreated thoracic curves of an adult multicenter deformity database [European spine study group (ESSG)], describe patient characteristics and concerns, and establish the rate and motivations for surgical intervention. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Idiopathic thoracic curves have a significant clinical and socioeconomic impact during adolescence...
November 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927568/mris-are-less-accurate-tools-for-the-most-critically-worrisome-pedicles-compared-to-ct-scans
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Vishal Sarwahi, Terry Amaral, Stephen Wendolowski, Rachel Gecelter, Etan Sugarman, Yungtai Lo, Dan Wang, Beverly Thornhill
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) scan imaging modalities. OBJECTIVE: To determine MRI's capability of identifying pedicle morphology. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Understanding pedicle morphology is important for accurate placement of pedicle screws. The gold standard modality to assess pedicle morphology is CT scan. However, CT scans carry the risk of radiation exposure. We have studied MRI as a potential alternative to CT scan...
November 2016: Spine Deformity
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