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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052051/deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-versus-free-transverse-rectus-abdominis-myocutaneous-flap-complications-and-resource-utilization
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Yasmina Zoghbi, David J Gerth, Jun Tashiro, Samuel Golpanian, Seth R Thaller
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal based breast reconstruction exists in a continuum from pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap to deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) free flap. DIEP flap has the advantage of complete rectus abdominis sparing during harvest, thus decreasing donor site morbidity. Aim of this study is to determine whether the surgical advantages of the DIEP flap impact postoperative outcomes versus the free TRAM flap (fTRAM). METHODS: We reviewed the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (2010-2011) for all cases of DIEP and fTRAM breast reconstruction...
November 3, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028005/releasing-the-brakes-on-the-fibrinolytic-system-in-pulmonary-emboli-unique-effects-of-plasminogen-activation-and-%C3%AE-2-antiplasmin-inactivation
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Satish Singh, Aiilyan K Houng, Guy L Reed
BACKGROUND: -In patients with hemodynamically significant pulmonary embolism, physiologic fibrinolysis fails to dissolve thrombi acutely and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) therapy may be required, despite its bleeding risk. To examine potential mechanisms, we analyzed the expression of key fibrinolytic molecules in experimental pulmonary emboli, assessed the contribution of α2-antiplasmin to fibrinolytic failure and compared the effects of plasminogen activation and α2-antiplasmin-inactivation on experimental thrombus dissolution and bleeding...
December 27, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018828/paradoxical-embolus-stuck-in-a-patent-foramen-ovale
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Zaki Kohistani, Chris Probst
In-hospital mortality rate of an embolus in transit is as high as 44.7%. In some cases, a paradoxical embolus can get stuck in a patent foramen ovale. Because of the high mortality rate, this condition should be considered as an emergency case. Echocardiography has been established as the gold standard method for the diagnosis. A negative echocardiography, however, does not rule out an embolus in transit. To rule out pulmonary embolisms, a computed tomography scan of the chest should also be performed. A cardiothoracic surgeon should be consulted immediately upon diagnosis of an embolus in transit...
December 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018495/postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-undergoing-endovenous-laser-and-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-saphenous-vein
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Nobuhisa Kurihara, Masayuki Hirokawa, Takashi Yamamoto
Objective: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are safe and effective treatments for varicose veins caused by saphenous reflux. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and endovenous heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) are known complications of these procedures. The purpose of this article is to investigate the incidence of postoperative DVT and EHIT in patients undergoing EVLA and RFA. Methods: The patients were assessed by clinical examination and venous duplex ultrasonography before operation and at 24-72 hours, 1 month, and 1 year follow-up after operation...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017313/percutaneous-pulmonary-embolus-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Deepali Nivas Tukaye, Michael McDaniel, Henry Liberman, Yelena Burkin, Wissam Jaber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009735/mock-pages-are-a-valid-construct-for-assessment-of-clinical-decision-making-and-interprofessional-communication
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Margaret L Boehler, Cathy J Schwind, Stephen J Markwell, Rebecca M Minter
IMPORTANCE: Answering pages from nurses about patients in need of immediate attention is one of the most difficult challenges a resident faces during their first days as a physician. A Mock Page program has been developed and adopted into a national surgical resident preparatory curriculum to prepare senior medical students for this important skill. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess standardized mock page cases as a valid construct to assess clinical decision making and interprofessional communication skills...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009035/unilateral-hypertransparency-on-chest-radiograph-the-congenital-poland-syndrome
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Ioannis Tomos, Andriana I Papaioannou, Aikaterini Vlami, Vasiliki Apollonatou, Effrosyni D Manali, Spyros A Papiris
Unilateral hypertransparent hemithorax requires a particular diagnostic approach as it can be the result of diverse pulmonary diseases, including pneumothorax, large pulmonary embolus, unilateral large bullae, mucous plag, airway obstruction and contralateral pleural effusion. Congenital syndromes with chest wall abnormalities, are rare, but often underdiagnosed causes. Poland Syndrome consists of such a rare, congenital anomaly and is characterized by the absence of the pectoralis major muscle and upper limb ipsilateral abnormalities...
2016: Adv Respir Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979032/prevalence-and-outcome-of-thrombotic-and-embolic-complications-in-adults-after-fontan-operation
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Alexander C Egbe, Heidi M Connolly, Talha Niaz, Vidhushei Yogeswaran, Nathaniel W Taggart, Muhammad Y Qureshi, Joseph T Poterucha, Arooj Razzaq Khan, David J Driscoll
: There are limited studies of thrombotic and embolic complications (TEC) in the adult Fontan population. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes of TECs in this population. METHODS: Retrospective review of adults with a previous Fontan operation, with follow-up at Mayo Clinic, 1994-2014. Systemic TEC was defined as intracardiac thrombus, ischemic stroke, or systemic arterial embolus. Nonsystemic TEC was defined as Fontan conduit/right atrial thrombus or pulmonary embolus...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930576/hyperthyroidism-secondary-to-hysterosalpingography-an-extremely-rare-complication-a-case-report
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Guotao Ma, Rui Mao, Haixin Zhai
RATIONALE: Hysterosalpingography (HSG), a standard procedure for the evaluation of women with infertility and repetitive pregnancy loss, is associated with complications such as uterine perforation, infection, allergic reactions, syncope, hemorrhage and shock, and pulmonary or retinal embolus. However, hyperthyroidism has not been reported as one of its complications. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report the case of a 33-year-old euthyroid woman who presented to our hospital with palpitation, hand tremor, fatigue, and excessive sweating after HSG...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926655/maternal-morbidity-after-previable-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Alexis Panzer, Matthew R Grace, Marcela C Smid, J Adeolu Keku, Catherine J Vladutiu, Kim A Boggess, Tracy A Manuck
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for maternal morbidity after previable prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of singleton and twin pregnancies complicated by previable PROM (14.0-22.9 weeks of gestation) at a single tertiary care referral institution, 2000-2015. Pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies, previable PROM within 2 weeks of chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis, and those with contraindications to expectant management (eg, chorioamnionitis) were excluded...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920857/aortic-air-embolus-following-pulmonary-tumor-radiofrequency-ablation
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Roger Stimpson, Suhag Patel, Rohan Shah, Junjian Huang, Sumit Chhadia, Vivek Yedavalli, Mark Saker
Aortic air embolism following a computed tomography (CT) guided percutaneous transthoracic procedure is a rare occurrence, but one that can have dire consequences. We present a case of a 48-year old female diagnosed with aortic air embolism during percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of a pulmonary mass. A large amount of intra-aortic air can be seen on the CT images just before the patient suffered acute cardiac arrest. Although this is a rare occurrence, recognition and management of this complication is important for physicians who perform any percutaneous transthoracic procedures...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914588/obesity-in-pediatric-trauma
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Cordelie E Witt, Saman Arbabi, Avery B Nathens, Monica S Vavilala, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The implications of childhood obesity on pediatric trauma outcomes are not clearly established. Anthropomorphic data were recently added to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) Research Datasets, enabling a large, multicenter evaluation of the effect of obesity on pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: Children ages 2 to 19years who required hospitalization for traumatic injury were identified in the 2013-2014 NTDB Research Datasets. Age and gender-specific body mass indices (BMI) were calculated...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879533/the-angiovac-device-understanding-the-failures-on-the-road-to-success
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Berhane Worku, Arash Salemi, Marcus D DʼAyala, Robert F Tranbaugh, Leonard N Girardi, Iosif M Gulkarov
OBJECTIVE: Current percutaneous thromboembolectomy techniques may obviate surgical intervention in high-risk patients with iliocaval thrombus or thrombus of the right side of the heart, but typically require thrombus fragmentation and thrombolysis with associated bleeding and thromboembolic complications. The AngioVac (Angiodynamics, Latham, NY USA) device uses a percutaneous venovenous bypass circuit to aspirate intact thrombus. A review of the literature was performed with regard to the AngioVac device to determine the factors correlating with successful thrombus extraction...
November 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873765/extensive-biatrial-thrombus-straddling-the-patent-foramen-ovale-and-traversing-into-the-left-and-right-ventricle
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Adil Sattar, Theingi Tiffany Win, Alex Schevchuck, Abinash Achrekar
We report an extremely rare case of an extensive biatrial thrombus straddling a patent foramen ovale (PFO) extending into the bilateral ventricles in a patient presenting with an acute embolic stroke. Our patient further developed a massive saddle pulmonary embolus (PE) with haemodynamic instability during the course of his hospitalisation. The risks of pharmacological thrombolysis or surgical thrombectomy for PE in a haemodynamically unstable patient with recent embolic stroke posed a significant therapeutic dilemma...
November 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853656/risk-factors-for-venous-thromboembolism-following-thoracolumbar-surgery-analysis-of-43-777-patients-from-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-2005-to-2012
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Arjun S Sebastian, Bradford L Currier, Sanjeev Kakar, Emily C Nguyen, Amy E Wagie, Elizabeth S Habermann, Ahmad Nassr
Study Design Retrospective clinical study of a prospectively collected, national database. Objective Determine the 30-day incidence, timing, and risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) following thoracolumbar spine surgery. Methods The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use File identified 43,777 patients who underwent thoracolumbar surgery from 2005 to 2012. Multiple patient characteristics were identified. The incidence and timing (in days) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE) were determined...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851340/1705-pulmonary-embolus-masquerading-as-fulminant-liver-failure
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Said Chaaban, Rana Awdish, George Samuel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797317/prevalence-of-pulmonary-embolism-among-patients-hospitalized-for-syncope
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Paolo Prandoni, Anthonie W A Lensing, Martin H Prins, Maurizio Ciammaichella, Marica Perlati, Nicola Mumoli, Eugenio Bucherini, Adriana Visonà, Carlo Bova, Davide Imberti, Stefano Campostrini, Sofia Barbar
Background The prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for syncope is not well documented, and current guidelines pay little attention to a diagnostic workup for pulmonary embolism in these patients. Methods We performed a systematic workup for pulmonary embolism in patients admitted to 11 hospitals in Italy for a first episode of syncope, regardless of whether there were alternative explanations for the syncope. The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism was ruled out in patients who had a low pretest clinical probability, which was defined according to the Wells score, in combination with a negative d-dimer assay...
October 20, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789095/deep-venous-thrombosis-prophylaxis-after-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-study-on-the-safety-of-aspirin
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Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Andrew D Pearle, David J Mayman, Geoffrey H Westrich, Wenzel Waldstein, Friedrich Boettner
BACKGROUND: Although venous thromboembolism is one of the leading causes of morbidity after knee arthroplasty, little data exist on the risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 112 patients undergoing UKA to determine the incidence of DVT utilizing aspirin 325 mg twice a day (BID) for 4 weeks postoperatively as DVT prophylaxis. The data were compared with a recent randomized controlled trial of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty utilizing aspirin and Lovenox in conjunction with pneumatic compression devices...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756869/correction-of-hammertoe-deformity-with-novel-intramedullary-pip-fusion-device-versus-k-wire-fixation
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Seth H Richman, Marcelo Bogliolo Piancastelli Siqueira, Kirk A McCullough, Mark J Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: K-wire fixation has been the most common method of fixation for hammertoe deformity. However intramedullary devices are gaining ground in both number of available choices and in procedures performed. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of hammertoe correction performed with K-wire fixation versus a novel intramedullary fusion device (CannuLink). METHODS: A retrospective review of hammertoe correction by a single surgeon was performed from June 2011 to December 2013...
October 18, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752630/admission-rates-for-emergency-department-patients-with-venous-thromboembolism-and-estimation-of-the-proportion-of-low-risk-pulmonary-embolism-patients-a-us-perspective
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Adam J Singer, Henry C Thode, W Frank Peacock
OBJECTIVE: Introduction of target specific anticoagulants and recent guidelines encourage outpatient management of low risk patients with venous thromboembolism. We describe hospital admission rates over time for patients presenting to US emergency departments (EDs) with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and estimate the proportion of low-risk PE patients who could potentially be managed as outpatients. METHODS: We performed a structured analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (a nationally representative weighted sampling of US ED visits) database for the years 2006-2010 including all adult patients with a primary diagnosis of DVT or PE...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
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