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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719779/cement-casting-to-optimize-reconstruction-of-chronic-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
#1
Jorge Pulgar, Mario Escudero, Giovanni Carcuro, Adam Schiff, Manuel Pellegrini
Few surgical techniques have been described for reconstruction in massive osteochondral lesions of the talus, and there is limited evidence of techniques for accurately reproducing native talar anatomy with bone auto/allograft techniques. In this article, we present a novel technique, which is highly reproducible, using bone cement to restore the congruence and anatomy of the ankle joint. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Level V: Technical tip.
August 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719455/microscope-and-fiberscope-assisted-subarachnoid-subarachnoid-s-s-bypass-a-novel-surgical-technique-to-reestablish-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-in-treating-dorsal-spinal-arachnoid-webs-diagnosed-by-cine-mri
#2
Yasushi Fujiwara, Hideki Manabe, Bunichiro Izumi, Takayuki Shima, Nobuo Adachi
A "dorsal spinal arachnoid web" is the thickened arachnoid band on the surface of the spinal cord which disturbs the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow, known as a rare cause of thoracic myelopathy. The ideal treatment is controversial because of the risk of readhesion after simple resection of the web. A subarachnoid-subarachnoid bypass is a method to reestablish CSF flow through a silicon tube between the cranial and caudal subarachnoid space. This method is reported to be useful for traumatic syringomyelia, adhesive arachnoiditis, etc...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719150/can-principles-of-the-surface-potential-be-combined-with-knowledge-of-natural-products-to-reduce-atrial-rhythm-disturbances
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EDITORIAL
H Ni, K Narsingani, H Zhang, W R Giles
Long lasting or chronic electrophysiological abnormalities in human atria are significant contributors to morbidity during healthy aging. Although both paroxysmal (brief) and chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) were considered to be benign; the notable association between maintained AF and stroke has resulted in AF now being a target for surgical intervention (ablation) and/or drug therapy. An interesting, forward looking paper from the Elinder Group(1) in this issue of Acta Physiologica reveals novel pharmacological agents and principles that could be the basis for more effective antiarrhythmic therapies for AF...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718208/quantification-of-nasal-airflow-resistance-in-english-bulldogs-using-computed-tomography-and-computational-fluid-dynamics
#4
Eric T Hostnik, Brian A Scansen, Rachel Zielinski, Samir N Ghadiali
Stenotic nares, edematous intranasal turbinates, mucosal swelling, and an elongated, thickened soft palate are common sources of airflow resistance for dogs with brachycephalic airway syndrome. Surgery has focused on enlarging the nasal apertures and reducing tissue of the soft palate. However, objective measures of surgical efficacy are lacking. Twenty-one English bulldogs without previous surgery were recruited for this prospective, pilot study. Computed tomography was performed using conscious sedation and without endotracheal intubation using a 128 multidetector computed tomography scanner...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717624/ipsilateral-hamstring-tendon-graft-reconstruction-for-chronic-patellar-tendon-ruptures-surgical-technique
#5
Nicola Maffulli, Angelo Del Buono, Francesco Oliva
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendon chronic ruptures are more debated to manage that acute injuries as the patella tends to retract proximally (after 2 weeks), and surrounding soft tissues may make the repair more complicate. PURPOSE: We propose a novel technique in which the patellar tendon is reconstructed using ipsilateral hamstring tendons. This surgical procedure implies to drill a single tunnel through the patella and another through the tibia to reduce the risk of bony breakage...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717161/development-and-characterization-of-a-novel-prox1-egfp-lymphatic-and-schlemm-s-canal-reporter-rat
#6
Eunson Jung, Daniel Gardner, Dongwon Choi, Eunkyung Park, Young Jin Seong, Sara Yang, Jorge Castorena-Gonzalez, Antoine Louveau, Zhao Zhou, Gene K Lee, David P Perrault, Sunju Lee, Maxwell Johnson, George Daghlian, Maria Lee, Yeo Jin Hong, Yukinari Kato, Jonathan Kipnis, Michael J Davis, Alex K Wong, Young-Kwon Hong
The lymphatic system plays a key role in tissue fluid homeostasis, immune cell trafficking, and fat absorption. We previously reported a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC)-based lymphatic reporter mouse, where EGFP is expressed under the regulation of the Prox1 promoter. This reporter line has been widely used to conveniently visualize lymphatic vessels and other Prox1-expressing tissues such as Schlemm's canal. However, mice have a number of experimental limitations due to small body size. By comparison, laboratory rats are larger in size and more closely model the metabolic, physiological, and surgical aspects of humans...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716649/blood-platelet-volume-represents-a-novel-prognostic-factor-in-non-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-and-improves-the-predictive-ability-of-established-prognostic-scores
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Maximilian Seles, Florian Posch, Georg P Pichler, Thomas Gary, Karl Pummer, Richard Zigeuner, Georg C Hutterer, Martin Pichler
PURPOSE: The average size of blood platelets determined by the mean platelet volume (MPV), might represent a biologically meaningful parameter in carcinogenesis and potentially serve as novel prognostic biomarker in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis (n=652) we evaluated the potential prognostic value of MPV and its ability to improve existing risk assessment tools used in adjuvant clinical trials in non-metastatic RCC...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716129/current-knowledge-on-feline-injection-site-sarcoma-treatment
#8
REVIEW
Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Anna Wojtalewicz, Roman Lechowski
Feline injection-site sarcomas (FISS) are malignant skin tumours of mesenchymal origin, the treatment of which is a challenge for veterinary surgeons. The role of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy in FISS treatment has been studied, and a correlation between "clean" surgical margins and disease-free survival has been shown. In addition, clean surgical margins are one of the most important factors for achieving a low recurrence rate. The most effective method of FISS treatment includes combining radical surgery with pre- or postoperative radiotherapy...
July 17, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715722/surgical-management-of-scalp-arteriovenous-malformations-using-a-novel-surgical-technique-case-series
#9
Srihari Bangalore Gangadharaswamy, Nagarjun Maulyavantham Nagaraj, Balaji Sanjeev Pai
INTRODUCTION: Scalp AVM (SAVM) is a rare condition. Although surgical excision is considered as definitive treatment for these lesions, troublesome intraoperative bleeding may pose a challenge. Embolization as an alternative modality is gaining popularity. Proximal feeding artery temporary clipping has been utilized by the authors in this series to address troublesome intraoperative bleeding. PRESENTATION OF CASES: The authors present their experience in the surgical management of 3 cases with SAVMs using proximal feeding artery temporary occlusion followed by total surgical excision...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714074/altered-metabolomic-genomic-signature-a-potential-noninvasive-biomarker-of-epilepsy
#10
Helen C Wu, Fabien Dachet, Farhad Ghoddoussi, Shruti Bagla, Darren Fuerst, Jeffrey A Stanley, Matthew P Galloway, Jeffrey A Loeb
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify noninvasive biomarkers of human epilepsy that can reliably detect and localize epileptic brain regions. Having noninvasive biomarkers would greatly enhance patient diagnosis, patient monitoring, and novel therapy development. At the present time, only surgically invasive, direct brain recordings are capable of detecting these regions with precision, which severely limits the pace and scope of both clinical management and research progress in epilepsy...
July 17, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713694/gasless-trans-axillary-robotic-thyroidectomy-the-technique-and-evidence
#11
REVIEW
Hassan A Alzahrani, Khuzema Mohsin, Daniah Bu Ali, Fadi Murad, Emad Kandil
Robot assisted thyroid surgery has the advantage of a superior field vision and technical advancements of robotic technology that have permitted novel remote access thyroid surgical approaches. Gasless trans-axillary robot-assisted thyroidectomy has been proved to be among the most current feasible approaches. This approach offers an excellent cosmetic outcome, with comparable outcomes to conventional surgical approaches. This review aims to provide details of this specific remote access technique for thyroid resection with most recent evidences in the literature...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713675/novel-systemic-therapy-against-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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REVIEW
Michael R Mancuso, Joel W Neal
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor of the pleura with an overall poor prognosis. Even with surgical resection, for which only a subset of patients are eligible, long term disease free survival is rare. Standard first-line systemic treatment consists of a platinum analog, an anti-metabolite, and sometimes anti-angiogenic therapy, but there is currently no well-established standard therapy for refractory or relapsed disease. This review focuses on efforts to develop improved systemic therapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) including cytotoxic systemic therapy, a variety of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and their downstream effector pathways, pharmacologic targeting of the epigenome, novel approaches to target proteins expressed on mesothelioma cells (such as mesothelin), arginine depletion therapy, and the emerging role of immunotherapy...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713674/intraoperative-adjuncts-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#13
REVIEW
Warren Ho Chan, David J Sugarbaker, Bryan M Burt
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rapidly fatal disease. Multimodality surgically based therapies may extend survival in select patients, however, local relapse after resection is common. Novel intraoperative adjunctive therapies including heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC), heated intraoperative povidone-iodine (PVP-I), and photodynamic therapy (PDT) target micrometastatic disease and aim to improve local control. This review details the most recent studies and trials of HIOC, heated intraoperative PVP-I, and PDT, this aims to provide an update on some of the most promising intraoperative adjuncts for patients with MPM...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713565/chronic-postoperative-pain-recent-findings-in-understanding-and-management
#14
REVIEW
Darin Correll
Chronic postoperative pain is a poorly recognized potential outcome from surgery. It affects millions of patients every year, with pain lasting for months to years, resulting in patient suffering and ensuing economic consequences. The operations with the highest incidence of chronic postoperative pain are amputations, thoracotomies, cardiac surgery, and breast surgery. Other risk factors include preoperative pain, psychological factors, demographics, and the intensity of acute postoperative pain. Attempts to prevent chronic postoperative pain have often led to debatable results...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713267/epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-analog-decreases-renal-fibrosis-by-reducing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#15
Melissa Skibba, Md Abdul Hye Khan, Lauren L Kolb, Michael M Yeboah, John R Falck, Radhika Amaradhi, John D Imig
Renal fibrosis, which is a critical pathophysiological event in chronic kidney diseases, is associated with renal epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are Cyp epoxygenase arachidonic acid metabolites that demonstrate biological actions that result in kidney protection. Herein, we investigated the ability of 14,15-EET and its synthetic analog, EET-A, to reduce kidney fibrosis induced by unilateral ureter obstruction (UUO). C57/BL6 male mice underwent sham or UUO surgical procedures and were treated with 14,15-EET or EET-A in osmotic pump (i...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712797/evaluation-of-a-patient-decision-aid-for-unicompartmental-or-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
#16
Christopher de Jesus, Dawn Stacey, Geoffrey F Dervin
BACKGROUND: Many patients with isolated medial compartment osteoarthritis are candidates for either unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A novel patient decision aid (PDA) was developed to educate patients on both interventions and prepare them for making the decision with their surgeon. The study objective was to evaluate the acceptability and usefulness of a PDA for informing and helping patients reach a surgical preference without increasing decisional conflict...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712748/chi-a-contemporaneous-health-index-for-degenerative-disease-monitoring-using-longitudinal-measurements
#17
Yijun Huang, Qiang Meng, Heather Evans, William Lober, Yu Cheng, Xiaoning Qian, Ji Liu, Shuai Huang
In this paper, we develop a novel formulation for contemporaneous patient risk monitoring by exploiting the emerging data-rich environment in many healthcare applications, where an abundance of longitudinal data that reflect the degeneration of the health condition can be continuously collected. Our objective, and the developed formulation, is fundamentally different from many existing risk score models for different healthcare applications, which mostly focus on predicting the likelihood of a certain outcome at a pre-specified time...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712581/cost-and-contribution-margin-of-transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
#18
Fenton H McCarthy, Danielle C Savino, Chase R Brown, Joseph E Bavaria, Vinay Kini, Danielle D Spragan, Taylor R Dibble, Howard C Herrmann, Saif Anwaruddin, Jay Giri, Wilson Y Szeto, Peter W Groeneveld, Nimesh D Desai
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost of and payments for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a novel and expensive technology, and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). METHODS: Medicare claims provided hospital charges, payments, and outcomes between January and December 2012. Hospital costs and charges were estimated using hospital-specific cost-to-charge ratios. Costs and payments were examined in propensity score- matched TAVR and SAVR patients. RESULTS: Medicare spent $215,770,200 nationally on 4083 patients who underwent TAVR in 2012...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712319/primary-liver-cancer-genome-sequencing-translational-implications-and-challenges
#19
Demosthenes E Ziogas, Ioannis D Kyrochristos, Georgios K Glantzounis, Dimitrios Christodoulou, Evangelos Felekouras, Dimitrios H Roukos
The prognosis of primary liver cancer (PLC) remains poor and is explained by the slow progress in understanding the molecular pathways driving tumorigenesis, therapeutic resistance and relapse. For early PLCs, complete surgical resection is the only effective treatment, with sorafenib and, more recently, regorafenib prolonging overall survival by a few months. Areas covered: Application of next-generation sequencing (NGS), including targeted NGS (tNGS), whole-exome sequencing (WES), whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and RNA sequencing (RNAseq), on clinical samples from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) could aid in comprehending tumorigenesis, genetic and genomic heterogeneity, as well as developing molecular classifications for specialized targeted therapy...
July 17, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711171/the-pivotal-role-of-the-coronal-fracture-line-for-a-new-three-dimensional-ct-based-fracture-classification-of-bicondylar-proximal-tibial-fractures
#20
Robert Pätzold, Jan Friederichs, Christian von Rüden, Stephanie Panzer, Volker Bühren, Peter Augat
INTRODUCTION: Classical fracture classifications (AO/OTA, Schatzker) are commonly used to characterize bicondylar proximal tibial fractures. However, none of these classifications allows for a treatment algorithm. The aim of our study was to use 3D appearance of these fractures in CT imaging to improve the clinical value of the classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 3D appearance of 81 CT scans of bicondylar proximal tibial fractures were systematically analyzed and were classified in 3 subtypes, based on the fracture lines orientation...
June 27, 2017: Injury
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