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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696877/multicenter-quality-improvement-project-to-prevent-sternal-wound-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Cathy Woodward, Richard Taylor, Minnette Son, Roozbeh Taeed, Marshall L Jacobs, Lauren Kane, Jeffrey P Jacobs, S Adil Husain
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk for sternal wound infections (SWIs) leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Single-center quality improvement (QI) initiatives have demonstrated decreased infection rates utilizing a bundled approach. This multicenter project was designed to assess the efficacy of a protocolized approach to decrease SWI. METHODS: Pediatric cardiac programs joined a collaborative effort to prevent SWI. Programs implemented the protocol, collected compliance data, and provided data points from local clinical registries using Society of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Database harvest-compliant software or from other registries...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630725/endoscopic-repair-of-hip-abductor-tears-outcomes-with-two-year-follow-up
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J W Thomas Byrd, Kay S Jones
Abductor lesions are increasingly recognized as a source of recalcitrant laterally based hip pain and dysfunction. There is a growing body of evidence that many of these may be amenable to endoscopic repair. To report the demographic data and outcomes of endoscopic hip abductor repair. Twelve patients underwent endoscopic abductor repair with 2-year follow-up. These patients were prospectively assessed with modified Harris hip and iHOT scores. The indications for surgery were clinical and MRI findings of symptomatic abductor tears that had failed conservative treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578801/sagittal-tibiotalar-translation-and-clinical-outcomes-in-mobile-and-fixed-bearing-total-ankle-replacement
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Federico G Usuelli, Luigi Manzi, Giovanni Brusaferri, Robert E Neher, Matteo Guelfi, Camilla Maccario
BACKGROUND: Sagittal implant malalignment after total ankle replacement (TAR) has been considered to be a possible cause for premature implant failure. In a prior study, the change over time of the tibiotalar ratio (T-T ratio), which is the ratio between the posterior longitudinal talar length and the full longitudinal talar length, was assessed in 66 TARs where an unconstrained, mobile-bearing implant was implanted. The analysis documented an increase in the T-T ratio between 2 and 6 months post-surgery (on average from 34...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553072/preoperative-measurement-vs-intraoperative-aberrometry-for-the-selection-of-intraocular-lens-sphere-power-in-normal-eyes
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James A Davison, Richard Potvin
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the value of intraoperative aberrometry (IA) in determining the intraocular lens (IOL) sphere power in eyes with no previous ocular surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent uncomplicated cataract surgery where standard preoperative (Preop) measurements and IA were performed. Calculated IOL sphere powers and postoperative refractions, both actual and theoretical, were compared based on the measurement method and lens type; lens types included multifocal, toric and aspheric single-vision non-toric IOLs...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523382/adult-spinal-deformity-effectiveness-of-interbody-lordotic-cages-to-restore-disc-angle-and-spino-pelvic-parameters-through-completely-mini-invasive-trans-psoas-and-hybrid-approach
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Giuseppe Barone, Laura Scaramuzzo, Antonino Zagra, Fabrizio Giudici, Andrea Perna, Luca Proietti
PURPOSE: The aim of the study is to assess and quantify the effectiveness of interbody lordotic cages applied by trans-psoas approach to improve radiographic parameters, showing the differences between completely mini-invasive and hybrid approach. METHODS: We collected data of 65 patients affected by degenerative lumbar deformity/diseases and underwent mini-invasive lateral interbody fusion followed by percutaneous (group A, completely mini-invasive) or open (group B, hybrid) posterior instrumentation...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421317/effect-of-oral-carbohydrate-with-amino-acid-solution-on-serum-oxidative-anti-oxidative-status-in-healthy-volunteers
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Yasuo M Tsutsumi, Takuro Oyama, Nami Kakuta, Yousuke T Horikawa, Katsuyoshi Kume, Yoko Sakai, Rie Tsutsumi, Katsuya Tanaka
The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of oral carbohydrate with amino acid [oral nutritional supplement (ONS)] solution on oxidative stress in healthy persons. Fourteen healthy volunteers were segregated into control and ONS groups. Volunteers in the ONS group ingested 250 ml of Arginaid Water (Nestle Japan, Tokyo, Japan) in the evening before the experiment and at 7:00 am on the day of the experiment. Volunteers in the control group fasted after dinner and drank only water until 7:00 am on the day of the experiment...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402458/the-influence-of-pelvic-incidence-and-lumbar-lordosis-mismatch-on-development-of-symptomatic-adjacent-level-disease-following-single-level-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Zachary J Tempel, Gurpreet S Gandhoke, Bryan D Bolinger, Nicolas K Khattar, Philip V Parry, Yue-Fang Chang, David O Okonkwo, Adam S Kanter
BACKGROUND: Annual incidence of symptomatic adjacent level disease (ALD) following lumbar fusion surgery ranges from 0.6% to 3.9% per year. Sagittal malalignment may contribute to the development of ALD. OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis (PI-LL) mismatch and the development of symptomatic ALD requiring revision surgery following single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar spondylosis and/or low-grade spondylolisthesis...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351516/anterior-cervical-fusion-with-interbody-cage-containing-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-clinical-and-radiological-results
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Ali Ender Ofluoglu, Uzay Erdogan, Mehmet Aydogan, Orhun Mete Cevik, Onder Ofluoglu
AIM: Beta tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) is an osteoconductive, resorbable material. Its clinical effectiveness has been proved in many indications. This study was clinical and radiographic study report obtained in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion ACDF in which PEEK cages were filled beta-TCP in an injectable form. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2010 and June 2011, 16 consecutive patients underwent ACDF using PEEK cages with beta-TCP...
March 25, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351071/neurologic-deficits-have-a-negative-impact-on-patient-related-outcomes-in-primary-presentation-adult-symptomatic-lumbar-scoliosis-surgical-treatment-at-one-year-follow-up
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Daniel G Kang, Christine Baldus, Steven D Glassman, Christopher I Shaffrey, Jon D Lurie, Keith H Bridwell
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of prospective, multicenter National Institute of Health clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the rate of neurologic complications and impact of new neurologic deficits on 1-year postoperative patient-reported outcomes (PROs). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are limited studies evaluating the impact of new neurologic deficits on PROs following surgery for primary presentation adult lumbar scoliosis...
April 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289001/presentation-of-calcinosis-cutis-universalis-in-mixed-connective-tissue-disorder-an-encounter-during-hip-arthroplasty
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Munis Ashraf, Krishnanunni Gopikrishnan, Balaji Umamahesvaran, Senthil Nathan Sambandam
A woman aged 23 years with a diagnosis of mixed connective tissue disorder presented with left groin pain extending over 6 months. Workup revealed avascular necrosis of the femoral head (Grade 3) secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic steroid intake. An uncemented total hip arthroplasty was considered as the patient was only in the third decade of life. During the preop workup, careful clinical assessment had revealed multiple subcutaneous nodules affecting the extensor musculature limited to the gluteal region, anterior and posterior aspects of the thigh...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091767/intramuscular-myxoma-clinical-and-surgical-observation-notes-on-eleven-cases
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Yahya Baltu, Şefik Murat Arikan, Utku Can Dölen, Hakan Uzun, Banu İnce Alkan, Orhan Aydın
PURPOSE: Intramuscular myxoma (IM) is a benign, soft tissue neoplasm of mesenchymal origin. We report our experience with this tumour. METHOD: This clinical study comprised 11 cases of IM that were operated on between March 2008 and June 2016. Tumour location and size, results of pre-operative radiological studies, preop-erative biopsies, pathology examinations, applied surgical method and post-operative complications were reported for all patients. RESULTS: In total, nine patients with 11 IMs with a mean age of 60...
April 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078113/results-of-intraoperative-electron-beam-radiotherapy-containing-multimodality-treatment-for-locally-unresectable-t4-rectal-cancer-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-mayo-clinic-rochester-and-catharina-hospital-eindhoven
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Fabian A Holman, Michael G Haddock, Leonard L Gunderson, Miranda Kusters, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Hetty A van den Berg, Heidi Nelson, Harm J T Rutten
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyse the pooled results of intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy (IOERT) containing multimodality treatment of locally advanced T4 rectal cancer, initially unresectable for cure, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA (MCR) and Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (CHE), both major referral centers for locally advanced rectal cancer. A rectal tumor is called locally unresectable for cure if after full clinical work-up infiltration into the surrounding structures or organs has been demonstrated, which would result in positive surgical margins if resection was the initial component of treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047600/we-fg-202-11-longitudinal-diffusion-mri-for-treatment-assessment-of-sarcoma-patients-with-pre-operative-radiation-therapy
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Y Yang, M Cao, M Kamrava, D Low, K Sheng, J Lamb, N Agazaryan, D Thomas, P Hu
PURPOSE: Diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) is a promising imaging technique for early prediction of tumor response to radiation therapy. A recently proposed longitudinal DWI strategy using a Co-60 MRI guided RT system (MRIgRT) may bring functional MRI guided adaptive radiation therapy closer to clinical utility. We report our preliminary results of using this longitudinal DWI approach performed on the MRIgRT system for predicting the response of sarcoma patient to preop RT. METHODS: Three sarcoma patients who underwent fractionated IMRT were recruited in this study...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997449/a-novel-method-of-mild-to-moderate-parry-romberg-syndrome-reconstruction-computer-assisted-surgery-with-mandibular-outer-cortex-and-fat-grafting
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Jia Qiao, Lai Gui, Xi Fu, Feng Niu, Jianfeng Liu, Ying Chen, Meng Wang, Jing Chen, Yuanrong You
BACKGROUND: In patients with mild to moderate Parry-Romberg syndrome (PRS), plastic surgeons have mainly focused on the restoration of soft tissue deficiencies. While, bone deficits are easily overlooked. This study developed a new method combines the autologous mandibular outer cortex (MOC) grafting with fat grafting in mild to moderate patients with PRS, and apply computer-assisted techniques to improve the surgical outcomes and accuracy. METHODS: Seven patients with mild to moderate PRS were prospectively enrolled in the study...
March 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864681/are-sagittal-spinopelvic-radiographic-parameters-significantly-associated-with-quality-of-life-of-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-multivariate-linear-regression-analyses-for-pre-operative-and-short-term-post-operative-health-related-quality-of-life
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Mitsuru Takemoto, Louis Boissière, Jean-Marc Vital, Ferran Pellisé, Francisco Javier Sanchez Perez-Grueso, Frank Kleinstück, Emre R Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Ibrahim Obeid
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association in ASD patients between spinopelvic sagittal parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQL), adjusted for demographic and surgical variables. METHODS: We constructed multiple linear regression models to investigate pre-operative (PreOp) and 6-month post-operative (PostOp) HRQL as assessed by the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), with sagittal parameters as independent variables adjusted for potential confounders, such as age, sex, body mass index, past spine surgery, types of surgical treatment, and complications...
August 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607110/the-effects-of-molding-helmet-therapy-on-spring-mediated-cranial-vault-remodeling-for-sagittal-craniosynostosis
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Jordan W Swanson, Jacqueline A Haas, Brianne T Mitchell, Philip B Storm, Scott P Bartlett, Gregory G Heuer, Jesse A Taylor
There is no clear consensus for the optimal treatment of sagittal craniosynostosis; however, recent studies suggest that improved neurocognitive outcomes may be obtained when surgical intervention imparts active cranial expansion or remodeling and is performed before 6 months of age. The authors consider spring-mediated cranioplasty (SMC) to optimally address these imperatives, and this is an investigation of how helmet orthoses before or after SMC affect aesthetic outcomes.The authors retrospectively evaluated patients treated with SMC and adjunct helmeting for sagittal synostosis...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574553/plasma-chitinase-3-like-1-is-persistently-elevated-during-first-month-after-minimally-invasive-colorectal-cancer-resection
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H M C Shantha Kumara, David Gaita, Hiromichi Miyagaki, Xiaohong Yan, Sonali Ac Hearth, Linda Njoh, Vesna Cekic, Richard L Whelan
AIM: To assess blood chitinase 3-like 1 (CHi3L1) levels for 2 mo after minimally invasive colorectal resection (MICR) for colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: CRC patients in an Institutional Review Board approved data/plasma bank who underwent elective MICR for whom preoperative (PreOp), early postoperative (PostOp), and 1 or more late PostOp samples [postoperative day (POD) 7-27] available were included. Plasma CHi3L1 levels (ng/mL) were determined in duplicate by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay...
August 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27160823/walking-sagittal-balance-correction-by-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-in-adults-with-fixed-sagittal-imbalance
#18
Mitsuru Yagi, Shinjiro Kaneko, Yoshiyuki Yato, Takashi Asazuma, Masafumi Machida
PURPOSE: Pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) is widely used to treat severe fixed sagittal imbalance. However, the effect of PSO on balance has not been fully documented. The aim of this study was to assess dynamic walking balance after PSO to treat fixed sagittal imbalance. METHODS: Gait and balance were assessed in 15 consecutive adult female patients who had been treated by PSO for a fixed sagittal imbalance and compare patients' preop and postop dynamic walking balance with that of 15 age- and gender-matched healthy volunteers (HV)...
August 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27157495/poor-nutritional-status-is-associated-with-other-geriatric-domain-impairments-and-adverse-postoperative-outcomes-in-onco-geriatric-surgical-patients-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
M G Huisman, G Veronese, R A Audisio, G Ugolini, I Montroni, G H de Bock, B L van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status (NS), though frequently affected in onco-geriatric patients, is no standard part of a geriatric assessment. The aim of this study was to analyse the association between a preoperatively impaired NS and geriatric domain impairments and adverse postoperative outcomes in onco-geriatric surgical patients. METHODS: 309 patients ≥70 years undergoing surgery for solid tumours were prospectively recruited. Nine screening tools were preoperatively administered as part of a geriatric assessment...
July 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156427/is-the-use-of-a-preoperative-computed-tomography-beneficial-to-reduce-the-interobserver-variability-of-the-ctvboost-delineation-for-breast-radiation-therapy
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Karolien Verhoeven, Stéphanie Peeters, Katrien Erven, Isabelle Kindts, Erik Van Limbergen, Hilde Janssen, Annouschka Laenen, Saskia Petillion, Caroline Weltens
PURPOSE: To determine whether the use of a preoperative (preop) computed tomography (CT) reduces (1) the clinical target volume boost (CTVboost) and (2) the interobserver variability (IOV) of the delineated CTVboost in breast radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In patients treated with breast-conserving therapy, 3 CT scans in treatment position were performed: (1) preop; (2) after surgery, prechemotherapy (postop); and (3) postchemotherapy (postchemo). Six radiation-oncologists delineated the tumor bed and CTVboost before and after fusion of the preop CT...
November 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
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