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Christelle Pons, Dinomais Mickael, Franck Fitoussi, Marie-Charlotte D'Anjou, Mélanie Porte, Emilie Rumilly, Nathaly Quintero, Philippe Violas, Sylvain Brochard
OBJECTIVE: In children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), shoulder musculoskeletal deformity is the main cause of morbidity, with a loss of range of shoulder motion, pain and a reduction in social participation. Some uncontrolled studies show that early injections of botulinum toxin (BTI) in the internal shoulder rotator muscles (which cause the deformity) are one of the most promising treatments for the prevention of bony deformity. The main objective of this study will be the evaluation of the effectiveness of BTI in the internal shoulder rotator muscles at the age of 6 months in preventing an increase in posterior subluxation of the glenohumeral joint in babies with OBPP (evaluated at the ages of 5 and 12 months), compared with a placebo...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Robert S George, Richard Milton, Nilanjan Chaudhuri, Emmanuel Kefaloyannis, Kostas Papagiannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) causes neurologic symptoms in 95% of cases and vascular symptoms in 5% of cases. Surgical resection is curative. Endoscopic-assisted transaxillary first rib resection has been previously reported. In this study we report a totally endoscopic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach using tailored endoscopic instruments. METHODS: Ten patients (8 women; average age, 32.3 ± 5.6 years) with TOS underwent VATS first rib resection following failure of symptom improvement with physiotherapy...
September 19, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Kazuya Kawashima, Kenichi Kato, Michiko Suzuki, Manabu Nakayama, Akio Tamura, Tomohiro Suzuki, Ryouichi Tanaka, Makiko Tomabechi, Mikaru Matsuo, Tatsuhiko Nakasato, Shigeru Ehara
The use ofa central venous(CV)port system has become common for the treatment of patients with tumors. We report on the failure to remove CV catheters in 2 patients. The first patient was a 50 years woman with acute myeloid leukemia. She underwent CV port implantation via the left brachial approach 11 years previously. The second patient was an 80 years man with a lower gingival carcinoma. He underwent CV port implantation via the left brachial approach 6 years previously. CV catheter removal was attempted in both patients, but was unsuccessful because of strong adhesion to the vessel wall...
September 2015: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Hideaki Miyamoto, Thomas Serradori, Yoji Mikami, Jesse Selber, Nicola Santelmo, Sybille Facca, Philippe Liverneaux
The aim of this study was to report the feasibility of robotic intercostal nerve harvest in a pig model. A surgical robot, the da Vinci Model S system, was installed after the creation of 3 ports in the pig's left chest. The posterior edges of the fourth, fifth, and sixth intercostal nerves were isolated at the level of the anterior axillary line. The anterior edges of the nerves were transected at the rib cartilage zone. Three intercostal nerve harvesting procedures, requiring an average of 33 minutes, were successfully performed in 3 pigs without major complications...
January 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Inna V Landres, Maria Small, Adesh Sirjusingh, Samuel Ramsewak, Keith P Williams
OBJECTIVE: Flow mediated dilation of the brachial artery is impaired with endothelial dysfunction. We previously identified that brachial artery waveforms were changed in preeclamptic women. We therefore sought to compare Doppler waveform analysis with flow mediated vascular dilation (FMVD) measurements in pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN: A cross sectional study of 71 pregnant women at >20weeks gestation comparing FMVD measurements with Doppler waveform parameters was performed...
July 2014: Pregnancy Hypertension
P Porto de Melo, H Miyamoto, T Serradori, G Ruggiero Mantovani, J Selber, S Facca, W-D Xu, N Santelmo, P Liverneaux
The aim of this study was to report on the feasibility of robotic phrenic nerve harvest in a pig model. A surgical robot (Da Vinci S™ system, Intuitive Surgical(®), Sunnyvale, CA) was installed with three ports on the pig's left chest. The phrenic nerve was transected distally where it enters the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve harvest was successfully performed in 45 minutes without major complications. The advantages of robotic microsurgery for phrenic nerve harvest are the motion scaling up to 5 times, elimination of physiological tremor, and free movement of joint-equipped robotic arms...
October 2014: Chirurgie de la Main
Moritz Wildgruber, Sebastian Borgmeyer, Bernhard Haller, Heike Jansen, Jochen Gaa, Marion Kiechle, Reinhard Meier, Johannes Ettl, Hermann Berger
OBJECTIVES: The objectives are to analyze the technical success rate as well as the short-term and long-term complications of totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) at the forearm. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1,704 consecutively implanted TIVAPs was performed. Primary endpoints were defined as technical success rate, clinical outcome, device service interval, and rates of major complications. Minor complications not requiring port explantation were defined as secondary endpoints...
March 2015: European Radiology
Benjamin Matthew Howe, Kimberly K Amrami, P James B Dyck, Michelle L Mauermann, Thom W Rooke, Robert J Spinner
We present a case of a biopsy-proven intraneural perineurioma involving the left lumbosacral and brachial plexus with prominent hemi-body port wine stains in the associated dermatomes. The relationship between the two entities is not clear, but this case may provide a clue to understanding the etiological pathogenesis of intraneural perineurioma in the future.
March 2014: Skeletal Radiology
Stephanie G Wood, Lucian Panait, Andrew J Duffy, Robert L Bell, Kurt E Roberts
OBJECTIVE: To review the complications encountered in our facility and in previously published studies of transvaginal (TV) natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) to date. BACKGROUND: TV NOTES is currently observed with critical eyes from the surgical community, despite encouraging data to suggest improved short-term recovery and pain. METHODS: All TV NOTES procedures performed in female patients between 18 and 65 years of age were included...
April 2014: Annals of Surgery
Ahmad Zaghal, Mohamed Khalife, Deborah Mukherji, Nadim El Majzoub, Ali Shamseddine, Jamal Hoballah, Gabriele Marangoni, Walid Faraj
The use of totally implantable venous devices (TIVAD) has changed the care and quality of life for cancer patients, these devices allow chemotherapy administration, and blood sampling without the need for repeated venipuncture. These ports are used mainly when IV access is needed only intermittently over a long period of time. We are presenting a brief overview on TIVADs, with focus on the mid and long-term complications associated with these devices with their management.
September 2012: Surgical Oncology
Jan P Goltz, Jan S Schmid, Christian O Ritter, Pascal Knödler, Bernhard Petritsch, Johannes Kirchner, Dietbert Hahn, Ralph Kickuth
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors for the development of catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) in patients with totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAP) in the forearm, and to analyze the effect of prophylaxis and treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 200 patients (94 men, 106 women, mean age 57.7 +/-14 y) with TIVAP implantation in the forearm between 3/2010 and 11/2010. Type, number of punctures and sonographically defined diameter of the accessed vein were analyzed...
January 2012: Journal of Vascular Access
Sanjay K Sinha, Jonathan H Abrams, John T Barnett, John G Muller, Bimalin Lahiri, Bruce A Bernstein, Robert S Weller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This prospective, randomized, double blind study was designed to determine whether reduction in volume from 20 to 10 mL of ropivacaine 0.5% for ultrasound-guided interscalene block might decrease the incidence of diaphragmatic paresis and preserve pulmonary function. METHOD: Thirty patients scheduled for arthroscopic shoulder surgery were randomized to receive either 10 or 20 mL of ropivacaine 0.5% for interscalene block at the level of the cricoid cartilage...
January 2011: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Roger Kölegård, Ola Eiken
The objectives were to investigate the effects of repeated increments in local intravascular pressure (pressure training; PT) on (1) distensibility in two arm veins, and (2) pain in the arm induced by markedly increased intravascular pressure. Elevation of venous distending pressure (DP) in an arm was induced by placing the subject (n = 8) in a pressure chamber with one arm protruding to the outside via a port in the chamber door, and increasing chamber pressure. During 5 weeks, venous DP in one arm was repeatedly (3 × 40 min/week) increased (65-105 mmHg)...
December 2011: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Jesús Loscertales, Miguel Congregado, Rafael Jiménez Merchán
OBJECTIVE: Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the subclavian artery, subclavian vein and/or the brachial plexus. Scalene muscle section and first rib removal is the most effective treatment. The objective of this article is to demonstrate first rib resection using videothoracoscopy. TECHNIQUE: We describe first rib removal by videothoracoscopy using three 12 mm entrance ports (although one is widened to 3 cm to introduce periosteotomy cutters and rib shears)...
April 2011: Archivos de Bronconeumología
P Y Marcy, A Ianessi, I Ben Taarit
This letter is with regards to the recently published article by Vidal et al. in the Journal Français de Radiologie Médicale. A clarification of US and venographic techniques of brachial venous catheterization and related complications are presented. The main indications for PICC line and subcutaneous port placement are described.
January 2009: Journal de Radiologie
Gaetano Florio, Mauro Del Papa, Antonio Mari, Domenico Carnì
Totally implantable vascular access devices (ports) were introduced into clinical practice to replace external catheters in patients undergoing prolonged intravenous therapy. Today, they are also designed to provide repeated access to the vascular system for the delivery of blood products and are also used for the withdrawal of blood samples. As regards cancer patients, the availability of these continuous reliable intravenous catheterisation devices has provided an opportunity to deliver more complex, multi-drug regimens, in safety and with a good quality of life...
September 2008: Chirurgia Italiana
Pierre-Yves Marcy, Nicolas Magné, Pierre Castadot, Antoine Italiano, Nicolas Amoretti, Cédric Bailet, Franck Bentolila, Jean-Claude Gallard
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was 2-fold: to evaluate a radiologically placed percutaneous arm port device (PRAPD) in a large series of 1000 consecutive cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (in terms of safety, efficacy, complications, and quality of life [QoL]) and to propose future recommendations. METHODS: From 1998 to August 2002, all patients who had cancer required chemotherapy underwent insertion of a PRAPD and were prospectively included...
November 15, 2007: Cancer
Jih-Chung Chiang, Lean-San Teh, Hurng-Sheng Wu
The patency of patch-enlarged (capsule-shaped) brachial arteries for long-term hemodialysis access was evaluated retrospectively. Twelve brachial arteries were patched with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts (standard wall thickness), making 1 x 2 cm aneurysms proximal to the elbow joints in 10 patients (six men with six patches, four women with six patches; patient age: 53 to 76 years, mean age +/- SD: 65.4 +/- 8.5 years) between September 2001 and April 2002. Ten patches were needled for each hemodialysis session as blood-drawing ports...
September 2007: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
L Urbánek, V Vanĕcek, P Vasek, R Kubela
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to present a simple rotator cuff lesion classification that provides guidelines as to their treatment, and to evaluate the results of palliative arthroscopic resection of rotator cuff residues known as unreconstructible lesions. In addition, our therapeutic approaches were ascertained in view of their applicability to the types of lesions studied. MATERIAL: In a five-year period (January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2004), a total of 181 arthroscopic procedures were performed on the shoulder joints of patients diagnosed with impingement or rotator cuff syndromes...
August 2007: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
Konstantinos T Delis, Peter Gloviczki, Paul W Wennberg, Thomas W Rooke, David J Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a complex congenital anomaly featuring two or more of the following: (1) capillary malformations (port-wine stains), (2) soft tissue or bony hypertrophy (or both), and (3) varicose veins or venous malformations. With the purpose of determining the actual significance of venous impairment in patients with KTS, we quantified the venous valvular competency and calf muscle pump function and examined their effect on clinical severity. METHODS: Included were patients with near-normal function of affected limb(s) and minimal/small foot hypertrophy...
March 2007: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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