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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635352/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-two-types-of-retractors-at-caesarean-delivery
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Abbey J Hardy-Fairbanks, Todd Mackenzie, Martin McCarthy, Marlene B Goldman, Michele R Lauria
The aim of this study was to determine if the use of a self-retaining, symmetrical retractor (OB/Mobius(®)) during caesarean delivery is associated with differences in post-operative pain experience. Consenting women undergoing caesarean delivery were randomly assigned to OB/Mobius(®) versus conventional retraction instruments. Women were blinded to retractor type and filled out surgical pain surveys each post-operative day. Additional outcome variables were collected through a provider survey and chart review...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633941/pancreatic-cyst-fluid-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-a-highly-accurate-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-serous-cystic-neoplasm
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Rosalie A Carr, Michele T Yip-Schneider, Scott Dolejs, Bradley A Hancock, Huangbing Wu, Milan Radovich, C Max Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Accurate differentiation of pancreatic cystic lesions is important for pancreatic cancer early detection and prevention as well as avoidance of unnecessary surgical intervention. Serous cystic neoplasms (SCN) have no malignant potential, but may mimic premalignant mucinous cystic lesions: mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). We recently identified vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A as a novel pancreatic fluid biomarker for SCN...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633259/mycobacterium-chimaera-infection-after-cardiac-surgery-first-canadian-outbreak
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Raphael Hamad, Pierre-Emmanuel Noly, Louis P Perrault, Michel Pellerin, Philippe Demers
Recently reported in Europe and United States, disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection is a novel clinical entity linked to point contamination of Stockert 3T heater-cooler units used for cardiopulmonary bypass. We present here the first two cases in Canada. Both patients presented with nonspecific extracardiac symptoms 1 year after undergoing minimally invasive mitral surgical repair. Before the right diagnosis was established, the patients were initially treated with prednisone for suspected sarcoidosis...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632997/epidemiology-of-obesity-and-pharmacologic-treatment-options
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Vignesh Shettar, Sarang Patel, Srividya Kidambi
Prevalence of obesity and its related morbidity have increased to alarming levels in adults and children in the United States and globally. Weight loss results in improvement of much of the obesity-related morbidity. Lifestyle changes such as dietary modifications, increased physical activity, and behavioral therapy form the crux of weight management. However, many individuals need additional assistance (pharmacologic or surgical) to initiate or sustain weight loss. Pharmacologic therapy consists of a number of agents that work by decreasing appetite, gastric emptying, or nutrient absorption or by increasing satiety...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632796/handheld-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-to-aid-in-the-management-of-complex-facial-lentigo-maligna
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Brian P Hibler, Oriol Yélamos, Miguel Cordova, Heidy Sierra, Milind Rajadhyaksha, Kishwer S Nehal, Anthony M Rossi
Diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna (LM) and LM melanoma (LMM) is challenging. Novel noninvasive imaging technologies such as reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) have advanced the ability to better diagnose and monitor challenging lesions. In addition, the new handheld RCM (HRCM) together with the use of videomosaics has allowed an accurate evaluation of large lesions in concave/convex areas of the body (eg, the face). Herein, we review the impact of HRCM in the detection, treatment decision-making, and monitoring of 5 cases of complex facial LM/LMM...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632547/a-less-invasive-retroperitoneal-lumbar-approach-animal-feasibility-study-and-primary-clinical-study
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Yu Qian, Zhen Lin, Cong Jin, Xing Zhao, Minghao Zheng
STUDY DESIGN: Surgical approach development in an animal model, and a prospective study comparing clinical outcomes between novel and conventional approaches in thoracolumbar burst fracture fixation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of a less-invasive retroperitoneal approach to the lumbar spine in a sheep model and to compare the clinical outcomes of anterior reconstruction in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures using novel and conventional approaches...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632542/creation-and-execution-of-a-novel-anesthesia-perioperative-care-service-at-a-veterans-affairs-hospital
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Bret D Alvis, Adam B King, Pratik P Pandharipande, Liza M Weavind, Katelin Avila, Philip J Leisy, Muhammad Ajmal, Michael McHugh, Kirk A Keegan, David A Baker, Ann Walia, Christopher G Hughes
Physician-led perioperative surgical home models are developing as a method for improving the American health care system. These models are novel, team-based approaches that help to provide continuity of care throughout the perioperative period. Another avenue for improving care for surgical patients is the use of enhanced recovery after surgery pathways. These are well-described methods that have shown to improve perioperative outcomes. An established perioperative surgical home model can help implementation, efficiency, and adherence to enhanced recovery after surgery pathways...
June 16, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632472/recalcitrant-giant-condyloma-acuminatum-treated-successfully-with-a-novel-combination-of-mycobacterium-indicus-pranii-immunotherapy-and-acitretin
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Geeti Khullar, Tarun Narang, Dipankar De, Uma Nahar Saikia, Sunil Dogra, Sanjeev Handa
Giant condyloma acuminatum occurs infrequently in children and adolescents. It is a challenging condition which is difficult to treat with both surgical and medical modalities. We present a case of a 15-year-old boy with giant condyloma acuminatum of the glans penis refractory to several therapeutic modalities. The lesions were treated successfully with a novel combination of Mycobacterium indicus pranii immunotherapy and acitretin. There was no recurrence of lesions after two years of follow-up.
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631430/internal-cyclopexy-for-complicated-traumatic-cyclodialysis-cleft
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Cong Wang, Xiao-Yan Peng, Qi-Sheng You, Yi Liu, Xiu-Qin Pang, Peng-Fei Zheng, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To assess the surgical and functional outcome of internal direct cyclopexy as therapy of complicated traumatic cyclodialysis. METHODS: The single-centre interventional case-series study included eyes with traumatic cyclodialysis who had consecutively been treated. Internal cyclopexy was performed using double-armed sutures introduced into the eye through the pars plana opposite to the cyclodialysis cleft and which were laid parallel to limbus. Additional procedures included cataract surgery, and pars plana vitrectomy...
June 20, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631333/a-novel-treatment-for-keratitis-sicca-dry-eye-anatomical-feasibility-study
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Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Jingo Kusukawa, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION Chronic dry eye (keratitis sicca) is a significant problem that in certain populations can result in corneal desiccation and the potential for blindness. Therefore, novel treatments for such disorders might decrease patient morbidity. The present study aimed to investigate a potential treatment for chronic dry eye via a cadaveric feasibility study. MATERIALS AND METHODS On 10 cadaveric sides, the parotid gland branch of the auriculotemporal nerve was identified and anastomosed to an anterior superficial temporal branch of this same nerve...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630761/partial-proximal-tibia-fractures
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Michael J Raschke, Christoph Kittl, Christoph Domnick
Partial tibial plateau fractures may occur as a consequence of either valgus or varus trauma combined with a rotational and axial compression component.High-energy trauma may result in a more complex and multi-fragmented fracture pattern, which occurs predominantly in young people. Conversely, a low-energy mechanism may lead to a pure depression fracture in the older population with weaker bone density.Pre-operative classification of these fractures, by Müller AO, Schatzker or novel CT-based methods, helps to understand the fracture pattern and choose the surgical approach and treatment strategy in accordance with estimated bone mineral density and the individual history of each patient...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629767/prognostic-nomogram-for-patients-with-non-b-non-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-liver-resection
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Wei Zhang, Yifei Tan, Li Jiang, Lunan Yan, Jiayin Yang, Bo Li, Tianfu Wen, Hong Wu, WenTao Wang, Mingqing Xu
BACKGROUND: The proportion of the both serum hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody negative hepatocellular carcinoma (NBNC HCC) patients are tended to increase recently. We investigated the characteristics and surgical outcome for those patients after liver resection. METHODS: Four hundred and thirty-five NBNC patients were involved in our study. According to the results of the HBcAb in the serum, those patients were divided into HBcAb-positive subgroup (n=328) and HBcAb-negative subgroup (n=107)...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629632/rationale-for-immunological-approaches-to-breast-cancer-therapy
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Gwennaëlle C Monnot, Pedro Romero
Despite great advances in early detection, as well as surgical resection of breast tumours, breast cancer remains the deadliest cancer for women worldwide. Moreover, its incidence is without pair, accounting for twice as many new cancer cases as the second most prevalent cancer, colorectal carcinoma. There is therefore a strong need for new therapeutic approaches to breast cancers. Immunotherapies are novel treatment modalities which aim to use immune mediators to attack cancerous cells. Recent clinical results show that these may not only mediate tumour regressions but also cures in some cases...
June 16, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629339/droplet-digital-pcr-for-detection-and-quantification-of-circulating-tumor-dna-in-plasma-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Joost H van Ginkel, Manon M H Huibers, Robert J J van Es, Remco de Bree, Stefan M Willems
BACKGROUND: During posttreatment surveillance of head and neck cancer patients, imaging is insufficiently accurate for the early detection of relapsing disease. Free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) may serve as a novel biomarker for monitoring tumor burden during posttreatment surveillance of these patients. In this exploratory study, we investigated whether low level ctDNA in plasma of head and neck cancer patients can be detected using Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR). METHODS: TP53 mutations were determined in surgically resected primary tumor samples from six patients with high stage (II-IV), moderate to poorly differentiated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628714/advanced-real-time-multi-display-educational-system-armes-an-innovative-real-time-audiovisual-mentoring-tool-for-complex-robotic-surgery
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Joong Ho Lee, Eiji Tanaka, Yanghee Woo, Güner Ali, Taeil Son, Hyoung-Il Kim, Woo Jin Hyung
INTRODUCTION: The recent scientific and technologic advances have profoundly affected the training of surgeons worldwide. We describe a novel intraoperative real-time training module, the Advanced Robotic Multi-display Educational System (ARMES). METHODS: We created a real-time training module, which can provide a standardized step by step guidance to robotic distal subtotal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy procedures, ARMES. The short video clips of 20 key steps in the standardized procedure for robotic gastrectomy were created and integrated with TilePro™ software to delivery on da Vinci Surgical Systems (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628656/ultrasound-guided-cable-free-13-gauge-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-of-non-mass-breast-lesions
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Jiwoon Seo, Sun Mi Kim, Mijung Jang, Bo La Yun, Soo Hyun Lee, Eun-Kyu Kim, Eunyoung Kang, So Yeon Park, Woo Kyung Moon, Hye Young Choi, Bohyoung Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of ultrasound-guided core biopsy for non-mass breast lesions by the novel 13-gauge cable-free vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) and by the conventional 14-gauge semi-automated core needle biopsy (CCNB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our institutional review board approved this prospective study, and all patients provided written informed consent. Among 1840 ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsies performed from August 2013 to December 2014, 145 non-mass breast lesions with suspicious microcalcifications on mammography or corresponding magnetic resonance imaging finding were subjected to 13-gauge VAB or 14-gauge CCNB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625825/red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-surgical-cancer-patients-targets-risks-mechanistic-understanding-and-further-therapeutic-opportunities
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Vassilis L Tzounakas, Jerard Seghatchian, Elissavet Grouzi, Styliani Kokoris, Marianna H Antonelou
Anemia is present in more than half of cancer patients and appears to be an independent prognostic factor of short- and long-term adverse outcomes. It increases in the advanced period of cancer and perioperatively, in patients with solid tumors who undergo surgery. As a result, allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is an indispensable treatment in cancer. However, its safety remains controversial, based on several laboratory and clinical data reporting a linkage with increased risk for cancer recurrence, infection and cancer-related mortality...
May 26, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625446/a-novel-treatment-for-chronic-opioid-use-after-surgery
#19
Paul F White, Ofelia Loani Elvir-Lazo, Hector Hernandez
In a recent article from the Center for Disease Control, the authors addressed the current opioid epidemic in America and emphasized the importance of utilizing non-opioid analgesic alternatives to opioid medication for treating chronic pain. In cases where non-opioid analgesic drugs alone have failed to produce adequate pain relief, these authors suggested that non-pharmacologic therapies should also be considered. This Case Series describes a pilot study designed to evaluate a novel non-pharmacologic approach to treating long-standing (>1year) opioid dependency...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624422/endovascular-proximal-forearm-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis-access-results-of-the-prospective-multicenter-novel-endovascular-access-trial-neat
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Charmaine E Lok, Dheeraj K Rajan, Jason Clement, Mercedeh Kiaii, Ravi Sidhu, Ken Thomson, George Buldo, Christine Dipchand, Louise Moist, Joanna Sasal
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are suboptimally used primarily due to problems with maturation, early thrombosis, and patient nonacceptance. An endovascular approach to fistula creation without open surgery offers another hemodialysis vascular access option. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, single-arm, multicenter study (Novel Endovascular Access Trial [NEAT]). SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive adult non-dialysis-dependent and dialysis-dependent patients referred for vascular access creation at 9 centers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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