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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932511/ascending-and-descending-thoracic-vertebral-arteries
#1
P Gailloud, L Gregg, M S Pearl, D San Millan
Thoracic vertebral arteries are anastomotic chains similar to cervical vertebral arteries but found at the thoracic level. Descending thoracic vertebral arteries originate from the pretransverse segment of the cervical vertebral artery and curve caudally to pass into the last transverse foramen or the first costotransverse space. Ascending thoracic vertebral arteries originate from the aorta, pass through at least 1 costotransverse space, and continue cranially as the cervical vertebral artery. This report describes the angiographic anatomy and clinical significance of 9 cases of descending and 2 cases of ascending thoracic vertebral arteries...
December 8, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930507/thoracic-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-fishbone-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#2
Jian-Min Chen, Zhi-Yong Wang, Guo-Xin Ni
RATIONALE: Ingestion of a fishbone is a common cause of esophageal injury, but spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare condition due to the esophageal penetration by a swallowed fishbone. Prompt diagnosis can be seldom made owing to incomplete patient history taking and difficulties in imaging evidence identification. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who was stuck in her throat by a fishbone, and complained of back pain, paresis of the lower limbs and fever, successively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929930/validation-of-a-predictive-scoring-system-for-deep-sternal-wound-infection-after-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-a-cohort-of-french-patients
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Andrea Perrotti, Giuseppe Gatti, Enrica Dorigo, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo, Sidney Chocron
BACKGROUND: The Gatti score is a weighted scoring system based on risk factors for deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) that was created in an Italian center to predict DSWI risk after bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting. No external evaluation based on validation samples derived from other surgical centers has been performed. The aim of this study is to perform this validation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During 2015, BITA grafts were used as skeletonized conduits in all 255 consecutive patients with multi-vessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the Department of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927574/untreated-thoracic-curve-in-adult-idiopathic-scoliosis-what-are-patients-concerns
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Javier Pizones, Mar Pérez Martin-Buitrago, Francisco Javier Sánchez Perez-Grueso, Ferran Pellisé, Ahmet Alanay, Ibrahim Obeid, Frank Kleinstück, Emre R Acaroglu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective two-cohort comparative analysis of data collected prospectively. OBJECTIVES: To analyze a cohort of patients with untreated thoracic curves of an adult multicenter deformity database [European spine study group (ESSG)], describe patient characteristics and concerns, and establish the rate and motivations for surgical intervention. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Idiopathic thoracic curves have a significant clinical and socioeconomic impact during adolescence...
November 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927523/adult-spinal-deformity-surgeons-are-unable-to-accurately-predict-postoperative-spinal-alignment-using-clinical-judgment-alone
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Tamir Ailon, Justin K Scheer, Virginie Lafage, Frank J Schwab, Eric Klineberg, Daniel M Sciubba, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Lukas Zebala, Richard Hostin, Ibrahim Obeid, Tyler Koski, Michael P Kelly, Shay Bess, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Christopher P Ames
OBJECT: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery seeks to reduce disability and improve quality of life through restoration of spinal alignment. In particular, correction of sagittal malalignment is correlated with patient outcome. Inadequate correction of sagittal deformity is not infrequent. The present study assessed surgeons' ability to accurately predict postoperative alignment. METHODS: Seventeen cases were presented with preoperative radiographic measurements, and a summary of the operation as performed by the treating physician...
July 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926626/frailty-assessed-by-the-forecast-is-a-valid-tool-to-predict-short-term-outcome-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Adrian R Kobe, Alexander Meyer, Hassan Elmubarak, Jörg Kempfert, Jovana Pavicevic, Francesco Maisano, Thomas Walther, Volkmar Falk, Simon H Sündermann
OBJECTIVE: The term frailty is frequently used during decision-making in transcatheter heart valve procedures. Nevertheless, frailty is still measured by eyeballing rather than by using standardized frailty assessments. In a previous study, we developed a frailty score in a cardiac surgical patient population including patients, who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Here, we present the results from the subsequent validation study focusing on the TAVR cohort. METHODS: One hundred thirty patients underwent TAVR...
December 6, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919651/computer-assisted-skip-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Masashi Uehara, Jun Takahashi, Shugo Kuraishi, Masayuki Shimizu, Shota Ikegami, Toshimasa Futatsugi, Hiroki Oba, Hiroyuki Kato
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective single-center and single-surgeon study. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the clinical and radiological results of skip pedicle screw fixation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: At present, the generally used technique for pedicle screw fixation for the surgical correction of AIS entails inserting a pedicle screw into every segment on the corrective side and into every or every other segment on the supportive side...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916241/no-touch-saphenous-vein-harvesting-may-improve-further-the-patency-of-saphenous-vein-composite-grafts-early-outcomes-and-1-year-angiographic-results
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Yong Han Kim, Hong Chul Oh, Jae Woong Choi, Ho Young Hwang, Ki-Bong Kim
BACKGROUND: Harvesting technique and surgical strategy may affect patency rates of saphenous vein (SV) grafts in coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). We evaluated early clinical outcomes and 1-year graft patency rates of SV grafts that were harvested with a no-touch technique and used as composite grafts. METHODS: Three hundred sixty-eight patients who underwent off-pump CABG using SV composite grafts based on the left internal thoracic artery were studied...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911674/cross-sectional-imaging-anatomy-and-pathologic-conditions-affecting-thoracic-nerves
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Kristopher W Cummings, Sreevathsan Sridhar, Matthew S Parsons, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Sanjeev Bhalla
While in many cases they are not directly visualized, awareness of the thoracic nerves and their courses at cross-sectional imaging is important for radiologists. An understanding of the normal function of each nerve is important, as many patients present with neurologic signs and symptoms that can be used to reinforce search patterns for disease and detection of supportive radiologic abnormalities. In the case of primary neoplasms, understanding the expected presence of a nerve in the location of a mass can enhance and improve the accuracy of differential diagnoses...
December 2, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906860/liquid-biopsy-for-early-detection-of-lung-cancer
#10
Paul Hofman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The possibility of complete recovery for a lung cancer patient depends on very early diagnosis, as it allows total surgical resection. Screening for this cancer in a high-risk population can be performed using a radiological approach, but this holds a certain number of limitations. Liquid biopsy could become an alternative and complementary screening approach to chest imaging for early diagnosis of lung cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Several circulating biomarkers indicative of lung cancer can be investigated in blood, such as circulating tumor cells, circulating free nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) and proteins...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906739/posterior-vertebral-column-resection-with-intraoperative-manual-retraction-for-the-treatment-of-posttubercular-kyphosis-in-upper-thoracic-spine-or-cervicothoracic-junction
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Yuqiao Chen, Guohua Lü, Bing Wang, Lei Li, Lei Kuang
STUDY DESIGN: This is a case-series. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) for treatment of posttubercular kyphosis in upper thoracic spine and cervicothoracic junction (CTJ). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical management of severe posttubercular kyphosis in upper thoracic spine or CTJ is challenging. A new technique that combines PVCR and intraoperative manual traction in a single procedure, was developed to maximize the correction rate and minimize the risk of dural buckling and spinal cord injury...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900714/is-there-asymmetry-between-the-concave-and-convex-pedicles-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-ct-investigation
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Colin M Davis, Caroline A Grant, Mark J Pearcy, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Maree T Izatt, Clayton J Adam, J Paige Little
BACKGROUND: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine characterized by deformities in the sagittal, coronal, and axial planes. Spinal fusion using pedicle screw instrumentation is a widely used method for surgical correction in severe (coronal deformity, Cobb angle > 45°) adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves. Understanding the anatomic difference in the pedicles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is essential to reduce the risk of neurovascular or visceral injury through pedicle screw misplacement...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894713/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-marfan-syndrome
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Tracy Hagerty, Patrick Geraghty, Alan C Braverman
OBJECTIVE: Marfan syndrome (MFS) leads to aortic root aneurysm, while descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) occurs less commonly. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is rarely reported in MFS. Risk factors for AAA are poorly understood and there are no guidelines for AAA screening in MFS. We sought to characterize AAA among Marfan patients in our center. METHODS: The records of 12 adults with MFS and AAA disease were reviewed. Clinical features, imaging, operative reports, and outcomes were analyzed...
November 25, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888814/diaphragmatic-dysfunction-after-thoracic-operations
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Henning Gaissert, Susan R Wilcox
The perioperative management of diaphragmatic weakness and phrenic nerve dysfunction is complex, due to varied etiologies and clinical presentations. The factors leading to diaphragmatic weakness may culminate after the operation with transient or persistent respiratory failure. This review discusses diaphragmatic disorders and postoperative respiratory failure caused by unilateral or bilateral diaphragmatic impairment. The origins of neuromuscular weakness involving the diaphragm are diverse, and often lie within the domains of different medical specialties, with only a portion of the condition related to surgical intervention...
November 26, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888429/inappropriateness-of-diagnostic-imaging-examinations-in-the-inpatient-setting-a-case-study-research
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Ettore Squillaci, Francesca Bolacchi, Jacopo Scaggiante, Francesca Ricci, Luca Pugliese, Alberto Bergamini, Francesco Garaci, Roberto Floris
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to audit the clinical appropriateness of the prescriptions of whole body CT (WB-CT), PET-CT and chest X-rays (CXRs) performed at Tor Vergata University Hospital in the inpatient setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: WB-CT, PET-CT and CXRs examinations were retrospectively analysed in the period between January and December 2014. CXR examinations were divided into bedside CXRs and traditional CXRs. The appropriateness of the examinations was defined according the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria...
November 25, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875416/comparison-of-structural-disease-burden-to-health-related-quality-of-life-scores-in-264-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-with-2-year-follow-up-novel-insights-into-drivers-of-disability
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Joshua Bakhsheshian, Justin K Scheer, Jeffrey L Gum, Lance Horner, Richard Hostin, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Douglas C Burton, Malla Keefe, Robert A Hart, Gregory M Mundis, Christopher I Shaffrey, Frank Schwab, Justin S Smith, Christopher P Ames
STUDY DESIGN: This is a review of a prospective multicenter database. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between preoperative disability and sagittal deformity in patients with high Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and no sagittal malalignment, or low ODI and high sagittal malalignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The relationship between ODI and sagittal malalignment varies between each adult spinal deformity (ASD) patient. METHODS: A prospective multicenter database of 365 patients with ASD undergoing surgical reconstruction was analyzed...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872896/comparison-of-clinical-and-radiologic-outcome-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-treated-with-hybrid-hook-screw-instrumentation-versus-universal-clamp-system
#18
Ebrahim Ghayem Hassankhani, Farzad Omidi-Kashani, Shahram Moradkhani, Golnaz Ghayem Hassankhani, Mohammad Taghi Shakeri
Background. In surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), hybrid universal clamp system has been used by some authors. We aimed to compare the clinical and radiologic outcome of hybrid universal clamp with hybrid thoracic hook lumbar screw. Methods. A prospective study was performed on 56 consecutive patients with AIS, who had alternatively undergone a posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation with hybrid thoracic hook lumbar screw system (28 patients: group A) and hybrid universal clamp system (28 patients: group B) between June 2006 and January 2014 at Imam Reza University Hospital and had been followed up for more than two years...
2016: Advances in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867569/does-11-5-mm-guided-single-port-surgery-has-clinical-advantage-than-multi-port-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#19
Hyun Woo Jeon, Young-Du Kim
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been widely used for spontaneous pneumothorax (SP). In recent years, thoracic surgeons have attempted single incision or single port surgery with the development of surgical technology and skills. Theoretically, single port surgery is expected to provide benefits such as less pain and early recovery. The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits of single port surgery in SP. METHODS: The 107 patients with SP who underwent surgery, between July 2013 and May 2015, were reviewed retrospectively...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865327/indwelling-pleural-catheters-a-clinical-option-in-trapped-lung
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Luca Bertolaccini, Andrea Viti, Simona Paiano, Carlo Pomari, Luca Rosario Assante, Alberto Terzi
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) symptoms have a real impact on quality of life. Surgical approach through video-assisted thoracic surgery provides a first step in palliation. In patients unfit for general anesthesia, awake pleuroscopy represents an alternative. Sclerosing agents can be administered at the bedside through a chest tube. Ideal treatment of MPE should include adequate long-term symptom relief, minimize hospitalization, and reduce adverse effects. Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) allows outpatient management of MPE through periodic ambulatory fluid drainage...
February 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
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