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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108085/learning-curve-of-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-in-an-asian-low-volume-bariatric-unit
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Shih-Chiang Shen, Chun-Yi Tsai, Chien-Hung Liao, Yu-Yin Liu, Ta-Sen Yeh, Keng-Hao Liu
BACKGROUND: Obesity has become a healthcare burden in Taiwan and the rest of Asia. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) provides good weight loss outcome, and improves comorbidity as well as quality of life. We present our experience of the learning curve for LRYGB in a low-volume bariatric unit. METHODS: From March 2009 to August 2011, 60 consecutive patients who underwent LRYGB were included. They were separated into two groups, with the first 30 cases in Group 1 and the remaining 30 cases in Group 2...
January 17, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106675/treatment-of-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-with-the-modified-dunn-procedure-a-multicenter-study
#2
Masquijo J Javier, Allende Victoria, D'Elia Martín, Miranda Gabriela, Fernández Claudio A
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of moderate to severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is controversial. Over the last years, 3 institutions in Argentina adopted the modified Dunn procedure for capital realignment in selected cases of SCFE. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and the rate of complications of patients who had undergone surgical hip dislocation and capital realignment. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective cohort study of patients who received the modified Dunn procedure from January 2009 to 2013 was performed...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105913/mumal2-improving-sensitivity-in-shotgun-proteomics-using-cost-sensitive-artificial-neural-networks-and-a-threshold-selector-algorithm
#3
Fabio Ribeiro Cerqueira, Adilson Mendes Ricardo, Alcione de Paiva Oliveira, Armin Graber, Christian Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: This work presents a machine learning strategy to increase sensitivity in tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) data analysis for peptide/protein identification. MS/MS yields thousands of spectra in a single run which are then interpreted by software. Most of these computer programs use a protein database to match peptide sequences to the observed spectra. The peptide-spectrum matches (PSMs) must also be assessed by computational tools since manual evaluation is not practicable...
December 15, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105470/bladder-cancer-segmentation-in-ct-for-treatment-response-assessment-application-of-deep-learning-convolution-neural-network-a-pilot-study
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COMMENT
Kenny H Cha, Lubomir M Hadjiiski, Ravi K Samala, Heang-Ping Chan, Richard H Cohan, Elaine M Caoili, Chintana Paramagul, Ajjai Alva, Alon Z Weizer
Assessing the response of bladder cancer to neoadjuvant chemotherapy is crucial for reducing morbidity and increasing quality of life of patients. Changes in tumor volume during treatment is generally used to predict treatment outcome. We are developing a method for bladder cancer segmentation in CT using a pilot data set of 62 cases. 65 000 regions of interests were extracted from pre-treatment CT images to train a deep-learning convolution neural network (DL-CNN) for tumor boundary detection using leave-one-case-out cross-validation...
December 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105137/applicability-of-rapid-intraoperative-parathyroid-hormone-assay-through-fine-needle-aspiration-to-identify-parathyroid-tissue-in-thyroid-surgery
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Xue-Hai Bian, Shi-Jie Li, Le Zhou, Chun-Hai Zhang, Guang Zhang, Yan-Tao Fu, Hui Sun
Hypoparathyroidism is a frequent and serious complication of thyroid surgery. Identification and preservation of the parathyroid glands are key factors in managing hypoparathyroidism. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of rapid intraoperative parathyroid hormone (rIO-PTH) assay levels through fine needle aspiration (FNA) in identifying parathyroids as a parameter in thyroid surgery. rIO-PTH assay through FNA and frozen section examination were performed on 194 suspected parathyroids anatomical structures from 50 consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy (rIO-PTH group)...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104497/robot-assisted-surgery-in-gynecologic-cancers
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REVIEW
V Zanagnolo, A Garbi, M T Achilarre, L Minig
Robotic-assisted surgery is a technological advancement that facilitates the application of minimally invasive techniques for complex operations in gynecological oncology. The objective of this article is to review the literature regarding the role of robotic-assisted surgery to treat women with gynecologic cancers. The majority of publications on robotic surgery are still retrospective or descriptive in nature, however, the data for managing patients with a robotic assisted approach shows comparable, and at times an improved outcomes compared to both laparoscopy (2D) and laparotomy approaches...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103143/video-assisted-thoracic-surgical-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer-description-of-a-learning-curve
#7
Fei Yao, Jian Wang, Ju Yao, Fangrong Hang, Shiqi Cao, Yongke Cao
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) lobectomy is gaining popularity in the treatment of lung cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the learning curve of VATS lobectomy by using multidimensional methods and to compare the learning curve groups with respect to perioperative clinical outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a prospective database to identify 67 consecutive patients who underwent VATS lobectomy for lung cancer by a single surgeon...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102005/blind-prediction-of-deleterious-amino-acid-variations-with-snps-go
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Emidio Capriotti, Pier Luigi Martelli, Piero Fariselli, Rita Casadio
: SNPs&GO is a machine learning method for predicting the association of single amino acid variations (SAVs) to disease, considering protein functional annotation. The method is a binary classifier that implements a Support Vector Machine algorithm to discriminate between disease-related and neutral SAVs. SNPs&GO combines information from protein sequence with functional annotation encoded by Gene Ontology terms. Tested in sequence mode on more than 38,000 SAVs from the SwissVar dataset, our method reached 81% overall accuracy and an area under the receiving operating characteristic curve (AUC) of 0...
January 19, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101451/laparoscopic-vs-open-donor-nephrectomy-lessons-learnt-from-single-academic-center-experience
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Georgios Tsoulfas, Polyxeni Agorastou, Dicken S C Ko, Martin Hertl, Nahel Elias, A B Cosimi, Tatsuo Kawai
AIM: To compare laparoscopic and open living donor nephrectomy, based on the results from a single center during a decade. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of all living donor nephrectomies performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, between 1/1998 - 12/2009. Overall there were 490 living donors, with 279 undergoing laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy (LLDN) and 211 undergoing open donor nephrectomy (OLDN). Demographic data, operating room time, the effect of the learning curve, the number of conversions from laparoscopic to open surgery, donor preoperative glomerular filtration rate and creatinine (Cr), donor and recipient postoperative Cr, delayed graft function and donor complications were analyzed...
January 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099700/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-comparing-hysteroscopic-morcellation-with-resectoscopy-for-patients-with-endometrial-lesions
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REVIEW
Chunbo Li, Zhiyuan Dai, Yuping Gong, Bingying Xie, Bei Wang
BACKGROUND: Results on the efficacy of hysteroscopic morcellation for patients with endometrial lesions remain conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To compare hysteroscopic morcellation with conventional resectoscopy for removal of endometrial lesions. SEARCH STRATEGY: Electronic databases were searched for reports published up to February 1, 2016, using terms such as "morcellator," "morcellators," "morcellate," "morcellation," "morcellated," "hysteroscopy," "hysteroscopy," "uteroscope," and "transcervical...
January 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099055/mastering-robotic-surgery-where-does-the-learning-curve-lead-us
#11
Ciro Andolfi, Konstantin Umanskiy
The robotic surgical technology introduced over the last decade and a half has revolutionized many aspects of performing complex procedures. It combines technological and clinical innovations to improve surgical quality and patient outcomes. Yet, to date, there is still a lack of standardization in training and certification of robotic surgeons. The criteria for proficiency and credentialing in robotic surgery vary widely among institutions. The aim of this review is to discuss the key points of training and surgeon assessment in robotic surgery, as well as the challenges that still need to be overcome...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097262/lessons-learned-over-a-decade-of-pediatric-robotic-ureteral-reimplantation
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REVIEW
Minki Baek, Chester J Koh
The da Vinci robotic system has improved surgeon dexterity, ergonomics, and visualization to allow for a minimally invasive option for complex reconstructive procedures in children. Over the past decade, robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) has become a viable minimally invasive surgical option for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). However, higher-than-expected complication rates and suboptimal reflux resolution rates at some centers have also been reported. The heterogeneity of surgical outcomes may arise from the inherent and underestimated complexity of the RALUR procedure that may justify its reclassification as a complex reconstructive procedure and especially for robotic surgeons early in their learning curve...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096747/implementing-a-3d-printing-service-in-a-biomedical-library
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Verma Walker
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is opening new opportunities in biomedicine by enabling creative problem solving, faster prototyping of ideas, advances in tissue engineering, and customized patient solutions. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library purchased a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer to give scientists a chance to try out this technology. To launch the service, the library offered training, conducted a survey on service model preferences, and tracked usage and class attendance. 3D printing was very popular, with new lab equipment prototypes being the most common model type...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095003/cocaine-addiction-as-a-homeostatic-reinforcement-learning-disorder
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Mehdi Keramati, Audrey Durand, Paul Girardeau, Boris Gutkin, Serge H Ahmed
Drug addiction implicates both reward learning and homeostatic regulation mechanisms of the brain. This has stimulated 2 partially successful theoretical perspectives on addiction. Many important aspects of addiction, however, remain to be explained within a single, unified framework that integrates the 2 mechanisms. Building upon a recently developed homeostatic reinforcement learning theory, the authors focus on a key transition stage of addiction that is well modeled in animals, escalation of drug use, and propose a computational theory of cocaine addiction where cocaine reinforces behavior due to its rapid homeostatic corrective effect, whereas its chronic use induces slow and long-lasting changes in homeostatic setpoint...
January 16, 2017: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094850/discriminating-solitary-cysts-from-soft-tissue-lesions-in-mammography-using-a-pretrained-deep-convolutional-neural-network
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Thijs Kooi, Bram van Ginneken, Nico Karssemeijer, Ard den Heeten
PURPOSE: It is estimated that 7% of women in the western world will develop palpable breast cysts in their lifetime. Even though cysts have been correlated with risk of developing breast cancer, many of them are benign and do not require follow-up. We develop a method to discriminate benign solitary cysts from malignant masses in digital mammography. We think a system like this can have merit in the clinic as a decision aid or complementary to specialised modalities. METHODS: We employ a deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to classify cyst and mass patches...
January 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094425/learning-curve-in-anatomo-electrophysiological-correlations-in-subthalamic-nucleus-stimulation
#16
Dušan Hrabovsky, Marek Balaz, Martina Bockova, Věra Feitova, Zdeněk Novak, Jan Chrastina
AIM: Advances in neuroradiological planning techniques in deep brain stimulation put the need for intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring into doubt. Moreover intraoperative monitoring prolongs surgical time and there is potential association between the use of microelectrodes and increased incidence of hemorrhagic complications Material and Methods: The study analyzes the correlation between the anatomically planned trajectory and the final subthalamic electrode placement after electrophysiological monitoring in patients with Parkinson's disease and its change with the increasing experience of the surgical team...
December 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094412/ultrasound-guided-approach-to-the-cervical-articular-process-joints-in-horses-a-validation-of-the-technique-in-cadavers
#17
Jessica Purefoy Johnson, John David Stack, Conor Rowan, Ian Handel, John Mark O'Leary
OBJECTIVES: To compare accuracy of the ultrasound-guided craniodorsal (CrD) approach with the dorsal (D) approach to the cervical articular process joints, and to evaluate the effect of transducer, needle gauge, and operator experience. METHODS: Cervical articular process joints from 14 cadaveric neck specimens were injected using either a D or CrD approach, a linear (13 MHx) or microconvex transducer (10 MHz), and an 18 or 20 gauge needle, by an experienced or inexperienced operator...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092203/machine-learning-of-three-dimensional-right-ventricular-motion-enables-outcome-prediction-in-pulmonary-hypertension-a-cardiac-mr-imaging-study
#18
Timothy J W Dawes, Antonio de Marvao, Wenzhe Shi, Tristan Fletcher, Geoffrey M J Watson, John Wharton, Christopher J Rhodes, Luke S G E Howard, J Simon R Gibbs, Daniel Rueckert, Stuart A Cook, Martin R Wilkins, Declan P O'Regan
Purpose To determine if patient survival and mechanisms of right ventricular failure in pulmonary hypertension could be predicted by using supervised machine learning of three-dimensional patterns of systolic cardiac motion. Materials and Methods The study was approved by a research ethics committee, and participants gave written informed consent. Two hundred fifty-six patients (143 women; mean age ± standard deviation, 63 years ± 17) with newly diagnosed pulmonary hypertension underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, right-sided heart catheterization, and 6-minute walk testing with a median follow-up of 4...
January 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091694/-evidence-based-tep-technique
#19
F Köckerling
The guidelines of all international hernia societies recommend as procedures of choice the laparoendoscopic techniques total extraperitoneal patch plasty (TEP) and transabdominal preperitoneal patch plasty (TAPP) as well as the open Lichtenstein operation for elective inguinal hernia repair. The learning curve associated with the laparoendoscopic techniques, in particular TEP, is longer than that for the open Lichtenstein technique due to the complexity of the procedures. Accordingly, for laparoendoscopic techniques it is particularly important that the operations are conducted in a standardized manner in compliance with the evidence-based recommendations given for the technical details...
January 13, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089473/box-or-virtual-reality-trainer-which-tool-results-in-better-transfer-of-laparoscopic-basic-skills-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#20
Christian Brinkmann, Mathias Fritz, Ulrich Pankratius, Ralf Bahde, Philipp Neumann, Steffen Schlueter, Norbert Senninger, Emile Rijcken
OBJECTIVE: Simulation training improves laparoscopic performance. Laparoscopic basic skills can be learned in simulators as box- or virtual-reality (VR) trainers. However, there is no clear recommendation for either box or VR trainers as the most appropriate tool for the transfer of acquired laparoscopic basic skills into a surgical procedure. DESIGN: Both training tools were compared, using validated and well-established curricula in the acquirement of basic skills, in a prospective randomized trial in a 5-day structured laparoscopic training course...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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