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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689237/dutch-lung-surgery-audit-a-national-audit-comprising-lung-and-thoracic-surgery-patients
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Martijn Ten Berge, Naomi Beck, David Jonathan Heineman, Ronald Damhuis, Willem Hans Steup, Pieter Jan van Huijstee, Jan Peter Eerenberg, Eelco Veen, Alexander Maat, Michel Versteegh, Thomas van Brakel, Wilhemina Hendrika Schreurs, Michel Wilhelmus Wouters
BACKGROUND: The nationwide Dutch Lung Surgery Audit (DLSA) started in 2012 to monitor and evaluate the quality of lung surgery in the Netherlands as an improvement tool. This outline describes the establishment, structure and organization of the audit by the Dutch Society of Lung Surgeons (NVvL) and the Dutch Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (NVT), in collaboration with the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing (DICA). In addition, first four-year results are presented. METHODS: The NVvL and NVT initiated a web-based registration including weekly updated online feedback for participating hospitals...
April 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687970/hybrid-arch-surgery-challenges-other-forms-of-arch-treatment
#2
Tyler J Wallen, Joseph E Bavaria, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
INTRODUCTION: The gold standard for aortic arch replacement remains total arch replacement (TAR) procedure. Hybrid techniques, utilizing a combination of open and endovascular approaches, have been developed with goal of lowering postoperative mortality and morbidity, as well as providing an alternative therapy for patients who are elderly, have significant comorbid burden, or patients in whom circulatory arrest may pose significant risk. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: To date, there are no prospective randomized trials comparing hybrid aortic ach procedures to TAR...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686989/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-in-major-urologic-surgery
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REVIEW
Natalija Vukovic, Ljubomir Dinic
The purpose of the review: The analysis of the components of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols in urologic surgery. Recent findings: ERAS protocols has been studied for over 20 years in different surgical procedures, mostly in colorectal surgery. The concept of improving patient care and reducing postoperative complications was also applied to major urologic surgery and especially procedure of radical cystectomy. This procedure is technically challenging, due to a major surgical resection and high postoperative complication rate that may reach 65%...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686837/effort-thrombosis-of-the-subclavian-artery-as-a-consequence-of-a-unique-anomaly
#4
Evan R Brownie, Robert W Thompson
Congenital anatomic anomalies and variations are frequent in the thoracic outlet and may be associated with clinical symptoms. Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is characterized by subclavian artery compression and vascular pathology, almost always in the presence of a bony abnormality. We describe here a patient with arterial thromboembolism following a fall on the outstretched arm, who was found to have subclavian artery stenosis and post-stenotic dilatation in the absence of a bony abnormality. Surgical exploration revealed a previously undescribed anomaly in which the subclavian artery passed through the costoclavicular space in front of the anterior scalene muscle, where it was subject to bony compression between the first rib and clavicle...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686741/endobronchial-ultrasound-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-thoracic-diseases-much-more-than-mediastinal-staging
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Juliana Guarize, Monica Casiraghi, Stefano Donghi, Cristina Diotti, Nicolo Vanoni, Rosalia Romano, Chiara Casadio, Daniela Brambilla, Patrick Maisonneuve, Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Background and Objective: EBUS-TBNA has revolutionized the diagnostic approach to thoracic diseases from a surgical to minimally invasive procedure. In non small-cell lung cancer (NCSLC) patients, EBUS-TBNA is able to dictate the consecutive therapy both for early and advanced stages, providing pathological diagnosis, mediastinal staging, and even adequate specimens for molecular analysis. This study reports on the ability of EBUS-TBNA to make different diagnoses and dictates the consecutive therapy in a large cohort of patients presenting different thoracic diseases...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682473/uniportal-thoracoscopic-resection-of-intralobar-and-extralobar-pulmonary-sequestration
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Andrea Dell'Amore, Domenica Giunta, Alessio Campisi, Stefano Congiu, Giampiero Dolci, Niccolò Antonino Barbera, Roberto Agosti, Francesco Buia
Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital malformation of the respiratory tract. Two main variants are described, the intralobar and the extralobar PS. Clinical manifestations vary from accidental findings to life threatening complications. Surgical resection is the definitive and indicated treatment of PS. The operation could be performed through an open thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracic surgery approach. We report the management of two patients with diagnosis of extralobar PS in the first case and intralobar PS in the second case...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682467/extended-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-lung-cancer-is-it-feasible
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REVIEW
Iñigo Royo-Crespo, Arthur Vieira, Paula A Ugalde
Since the first description of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (U-VATS) (or single-port) lobectomy, several centers in Asia and Europe rapidly adopted this technique as a standard approach for treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite the controversies regarding feasibility and completeness of resection, thoracic surgeons in high volume centers keep pushing the limits to perform very complex procedures also known as "extended resections" through minimally invasive surgery...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682450/first-case-of-cervical-epidural-abscess-caused-by-brucellosis-in-saudi-arabia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Meshal Alyousef, Rabia Aldoghaither
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is an extremely rare and disastrous musculoskeletal complication of spondylodiscitis and sacroilitis secondary to brucellosis infection. Few case reports and retrospective studies have been published reporting patients with epidural abscesses mainly lumbar, and thoracic while cervical abscess are rare. Management of spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella species is not standard and remains controversial. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of brucellar cervical epidural abscess reported in Saudi Arabia...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678647/post-mortem-retrieval-of-arterial-allografts-preliminary-results
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Dorian Verscheure, Julien Gaudric, Jérémie Jayet, Philippe Tresson, Mohamed Jarraya, Pierre Julia, Marc Coggia, Laurent Chiche, Fabien Koskas
OBJECTIVES: Cryopreserved arterial allografts are vascular substitutes used for arterial reconstructions in a septic field. Their use remains however limited by the shortage of donors. One of the possibilities to address this lack of grafts is to multiply the sources of retrieval. The objective of this preliminary study was the evaluation of the early clinical results and the microbiological safety of arterial grafts retrieved after death. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In addition to the standard conditions of arterial sampling the criteria of inclusion for postmortem retrieval comprised the refrigeration of the body of the donor within four hours following the death, a 24-hour time limit from the death, and the availability of an adapted place for retrieval (surgical unit or death chamber respecting the required aseptic conditions)...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676670/timing-severity-of-deficits-and-clinical-improvement-after-surgery-for-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Michael M Safaee, Aaron J Clark, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Ethan A Winkler, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities caused by arteriovenous shunting. They often form at the dural root sleeve between a radicular feeding artery and draining medullary vein causing venous congestion and edema, decreased perfusion, and ischemia of the spinal cord. Treatment consists of either surgical ligation of the draining vein or selective embolization via an endovascular approach. There is a paucity of data on which modality provides more durable and effective outcomes...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675440/multi-velocity-encoding-four-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-chronic-aortic-dissection
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Andrew G Sherrah, Fraser M Callaghan, Rajesh Puranik, Richmond W Jeremy, Paul G Bannon, Michael P Vallely, Stuart M Grieve
Background: Chronic descending thoracic aortic dissection (CDTAD) following surgical repair of ascending aortic dissection requires long-term imaging surveillance. We investigated four-dimensional (4D)-flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a novel multi-velocity encoding (multi-VENC) technique as an emerging clinical method enabling the dynamic quantification of blood volume and velocity throughout the cardiac cycle. Methods: Patients with CDTAD (n = 10; mean age, 55...
June 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671283/trends-and-outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-in-korea-the-results-of-the-first-cohort-of-korean-tavi-registry
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Cheol Woong Yu, Won Jang Kim, Jung Min Ahn, Hyungdon Kook, Se Hun Kang, Jung Kyu Han, Young Guk Ko, Seung Hyuk Choi, Bon Kwon Koo, Kiyuk Chang, Hyo Soo Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There has been no nation-wide data on the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) after commercialization of TAVI in Korea. We report clinical features and outcomes of the first cohort of TAVI performed from Jun 2015 to Jun 2017 in Korea. METHODS: The first cohort of Korean-TAVI (K-TAVI) registry includes 576 consecutive patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent TAVI from 17 Korean hospitals for 2 years...
April 17, 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668804/morphology-of-the-diaphragm-muscle-in-southern-tamandua-tamandua-tetradactyla-and-its-importance-in-cases-of-traumatic-hernia
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Érica F S Azevedo, Daniela R Costa E Silva, Tamires V S Natividade, Elane G Giese, Ana Rita DE Lima, Paola C Soares, Érika Branco
The wall of the diaphragm can be affected by changes caused by physical trauma, allowing the passage of viscera between the abdominal cavity and thoracic cavity, thus reducing the space for pulmonary expansion, leading to the formation of hernia and possible death. Thus, we aimed to characterize, size and determine the topography of the diaphragmatic muscle in the Southern Tamandua, since clinical and surgical activities in wild animals have become a reality more and more present in veterinary medicine. We used six adult animals, x-rayed and dissected, followed by collection of fragments of muscular portions for histological analysis...
April 16, 2018: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667141/triplanar-correction-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-by-asymmetrically-shaped-and-simultaneously-applied-rods-associated-with-direct-vertebral-rotation-clinical-and-radiological-analysis-of-36-patients
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Cesare Faldini, Fabrizio Perna, Giuseppe Geraci, Francesco Pardo, Antonio Mazzotti, Federico Pilla, Alberto Ruffilli
PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a new surgical corrective manoeuvre for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) by asymmetrically shaped and simultaneously applied rods and in combination with direct vertebral rotation, to control both the triplanar deformity and the kyphosis apex location. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 36 patients who undergo surgical treatment using simultaneous translation on two differently contoured rods, in combination with direct vertebral rotation...
April 17, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665733/natural-history-predictors-of-outcome-and-effects-of-treatment-in-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-a-multicenter-cohort-study-from-the-north-american-clinical-trials-network
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Jefferson R Wilson, Blessing Jaja, Brian K Kwon, James Guest, James Shields Harrop, Bizhan Aarabi, Christopher Shaffrey, Jetan Badhiwala, Elizabeth Toups, Robert Grossman, Michael G Fehlings
The course, treatment response and recovery potential following acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) have been shown to differ depending on the neurological level of injury. However, there are limited data focused on thoracic-level injuries. A cohort of 86 patients from the prospectively maintained North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN) SCI registry were identified and studied to characterize the patterns of neurological recovery as well as to determine rates of acute hospital mortality and pulmonary complications...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663180/impact-of-powered-and-tissue-specific-endoscopic-stapling-technology-on-clinical-and-economic-outcomes-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-procedures-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Daniel L Miller, Sanjoy Roy, Edmund S Kassis, Sashi Yadalam, Sushama Ramisetti, Stephen S Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lung resections are complex procedures with a critical role played by endoscopic staplers in the transection of vessels, bronchi, and lung tissue. This retrospective, observational study compared hospital resource use, costs, and complications of VATS lobectomy procedures for whom powered versus manual endoscopic surgical staplers were used. METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years of age undergoing elective VATS lobectomy during an inpatient admission from January 1, 2012 to September 30, 2016 were identified from the Premier Healthcare Database (first admission = index admission)...
April 16, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660360/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-in-a-woman-surgical-treatment-and-angiographic-follow-up
#17
Dionysios Pavlopoulos, Michalis Hamilos, Paris Kalogerakos, Emmanouil Kampitakis, Pantelis Tsipas, John Kokotsakis, George Lazopoulos
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection constitutes a rare entity which affects mostly women especially below the age of forty. Treatment of choice is a matter of discussion. It is suggested by many authors that therapeutic strategy should be individualized based to each patient's clinical and angiographic manifestations. We present the case of a young woman who underwent surgical revascularization for dissection of Left Main Stem by using both Internal Thoracic Arteries. Angiographic follow up revealed resolution of dissection, obstruction of Right Internal Thoracic Artery graft and reverse flow in Left Internal Thoracic Artery graft...
April 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658864/right-ventricular-perforation-by-a-defibrillator-lead-migrating-to-the-left-breast
#18
Jerneja Tasic, Rok Zbacnik, Igor Zupan, Jus Ksela
Cardiac perforation after an ICD implantation is a rare complication, with a reported incidence between 0.6-5.2%. Its manifestation might be acute, subacute, or delayed, with an acute perforation occurring within the first 24 hours after implantation, frequently accompanied by severe clinical signs, while subacute and delayed perforations have a more benign progression. Here, we report a case of a 69-year old patient with an acute right ventricular perforation by a defibrillator lead migrating all the way through the pericardium and thoracic wall into the left breast, with an unusually mild and benign clinical course, delaying prompt diagnosis and postponing subsequent surgical treatment...
March 5, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657951/distribution-of-thoracic-aortic-calcifications-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#19
Adem Ilkay Diken, Adnan Yalçınkaya, Sertan Özyalçın
Background: In procedures involving surgical maneuvers such as cannulation, clamping, or proximal anastomosis where aortic manipulation is inevitable, a preliminary assessment of atherosclerotic plaques bears clinical significance. In the present study, our aim was to evaluate the frequency and distribution of aortic calcifications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery to propose a morphological classification system. Methods: A total of 443 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease were included in this study...
October 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652235/harvey-cushing-s-management-of-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#20
Courtney Pendleton, Allan J Belzberg, Robert J Spinner, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Harvey Cushing is widely regarded as one of the forefathers of neurosurgery, and is primarily associated with his work on intracranial pathology. However, he had a clinical and academic interest in peripheral nerve surgery. Through the courtesy of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, the surgical records of the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1896 to 1912 were reviewed. The records of a single patient undergoing brachial plexus exploration and cervical rib resection were selected for detailed review. The operative report and accompanying illustrations demonstrate Cushing's interest in adding approaches to the pathology of the brachial plexus to his operative armamentarium...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
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