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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334594/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-in-patients-with-loss-of-function-filamin-a-mutations-clinical-characterization-genetics-and-recommendations
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Ming Hui Chen, Sangita Choudhury, Mami Hirata, Siri Khalsa, Bernard Chang, Christopher A Walsh
The frequency and gender distribution of thoracic aortic aneurysm as a cardiovascular manifestation of loss-of-function (LOF) X-linked FilaminA (FLNA) mutations are not known. Furthermore, there is very limited cardiovascular morbidity or mortality data in children and adults. We analyzed cardiac data on the largest series of 114 patients with LOF FLNA mutations, both children and adults, with periventricular nodular heterotopia (PVNH), including 48 study patients and 66 literature patients, median age of 22...
February 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333796/upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Jaber Mustafa, Ilan Asher, Zev Sthoeger
Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is defined as thrombosis of the deep venous system (subclavian, axillary, brachial, ulnar, and radial veins), which drains the upper extremities. It can be caused by thoracic outlet anatomic obstruction, such as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, (primary) or by central intravenous catheters (secondary). UEDVT may be asymptomatic or present with acute severe pain and arm swelling. Clinical suspicion should be confirmed by diagnostic imaging procedures such as duplex ultrasound, computed tomography scan, or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329802/can-use-of-an-administrative-database-improve-accuracy-of-hospital-reported-readmission-rates
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James R Edgerton, Morley A Herbert, Baron L Hamman, W Steves Ring
OBJECTIVES: Readmission rates after cardiac surgery are being used as a quality indicator; they are also being collected by Medicare and are tied to reimbursement. Accurate knowledge of readmission rates may be difficult to achieve because patients may be readmitted to different hospitals. In our area, 81 hospitals share administrative claims data; 28 of these hospitals (from 5 different hospital systems) do cardiac surgery and share Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) clinical data. We used these 2 sources to compare the readmissions data for accuracy...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329197/long-term-functional-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-for-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Jesse Peek, Cornelis G Vos, Çağdas Ünlü, Michiel A Schreve, Rob H W van de Mortel, Jean-Paul P M de Vries
First rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is clinically successful and safe in most patients. However, long-term functional outcomes are still insufficiently known. Long-term functional outcome was assessed using a validated questionnaire. A multicenter retrospective cohort study including all patients who underwent operations for TOS from January 2005 until December 2016. Clinical records were reviewed and the long-term functional outcome was assessed by the 11-item version of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire...
January 12, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327341/combined-thoracic-paravertebral-and-pectoral-nerve-blocks-for-breast-surgery-under-sedation-a-prospective-observational-case-series
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A Pawa, J Wight, D N Onwochei, R Vargulescu, I Reed, L Chrisman, E Pushpanathan, A Kothari, K El-Boghdadly
Avoidance of general anaesthesia for breast surgery may be because of clinical reasons or patient choice. There is emerging evidence that the use of regional anaesthesia and the avoidance of volatile anaesthetics and opioid analgesia may have beneficial effects on oncological outcomes. We conducted a prospective observational case series of 16 breast cancer surgeries performed under thoracic paravertebral plus pectoral nerve block with propofol sedation to demonstrate feasibility of technique, patient acceptability and surgeon satisfaction...
January 12, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327178/clinical-impact-and-risk-factors-for-skeletal-muscle-loss-after-complete-resection-of-early-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shinkichi Takamori, Gouji Toyokawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Fumihiko Kinoshita, Yuka Kozuma, Taichi Matsubara, Naoki Haratake, Takaki Akamine, Kazuki Takada, Masakazu Katsura, Fumihiko Hirai, Fumihiro Shoji, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Yoshinao Oda, Hiroshi Honda, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: A relationship between sarcopenia diagnosed by skeletal muscle area (SMA) and poor prognosis in cancer patients has recently been reported. This study aimed to clarify the clinical significance of postoperatively decreased SMA in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: This study selected 101 patients with pathologic stage 1 NSCLC who had undergone pre- and postoperative (~ 1 year) computed tomography scans and lobectomy between 2005 and 2010 at Kyushu University Hospital...
January 11, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326112/epidemiology-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-following-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Giovanni Filardo, Ralph J Damiano, Gorav Ailawadi, Vinod H Thourani, Benjamin D Pollock, Danielle M Sass, Teresa K Phan, Hoa Nguyen, Briget da Graca
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is significantly associated with reduced survival, but poor characterisation and inconsistent definitions present barriers to developing effective prophylaxis and management. We sought to address this knowledge gap. METHODS: From 2002 to 2010, 11 239 consecutive patients without AF underwent isolated CABG at five sites. Clinical data collected for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Database were augmented with details on AF detected via continuous in-hospital ECG/telemetry monitoring to assess new-onset post-CABG AF (adjusted for STS risk of mortality); time to first AF; durations of first and longest AF episodes; total in-hospital time in AF; number of in-hospital AF episodes; operative mortality; stroke; discharge in AF; and length of stay (LOS)...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320796/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-surgery
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Yu-Ping Li, Lei Shen, Wei Huang, Xue-Fei Hu, Dong Xie, Jian Yang, Xiao Song, Yan-Feng Zhao, Chao-Jie Zhou, Ge-Ning Jiang
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the serious complications with high mortality after thoracic surgery. The authors aimed to determine the prevalence of PE events and evaluate additional risk factors for PE in patients with lung cancer surgery. Patients underwent lung cancer resections during January 2012 to July 2015 and had 30-day postoperative follow-up were included. Those with incomplete or miscoded data were excluded. The number of postoperative PE events was recorded retrospectively. Analyses were used to evaluate risk factors of PE during the hospitalization...
January 10, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312778/visiting-scholarships-in-cardio-thoracic-surgery-a-valuable-experience-for-fostering-collaboration
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Monisha Sudarshan, Stephen D Cassivi
Visiting scholarships to other institutions have a rich history in medicine and are an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas, learn new clinical techniques and form collaborative relationships for research advancements. Such experiences are also important in fostering a well-rounded surgical education. In this article we reflect on the valuable nature of international collaboration and provide a few guidelines to optimize the experience.
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312727/clinical-features-diagnosis-and-thoracoscopic-surgical-treatment-of-thymic-cysts
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Xun Wang, Kezhong Chen, Xiao Li, Yun Li, Fan Yang, Jianfeng Li, Guanchao Jiang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
Background: Thymic cysts are rare benign developmental anomalies and there is no consensus management for thymic cysts. The aim of this study was to disclose the efficacy of perioperative diagnosis for thymic cysts by chest computerized tomography (CT) and to elucidate the surgical procedure by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in the management of thymic cysts. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 108 consecutive thymic cyst patients who underwent VATS at our institution between April 2001 and August 2015...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312723/comparison-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-with-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-ectopic-mediastinal-parathyroid-tumors
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Hailei Du, Minmin Shi, Lianggang Zhu, Jiamin Che, Junbiao Hang, Zhongyuan Chen, Hecheng Li
Background: To investigate the therapeutic effect of different surgical treatment for ectopic mediastinal parathyroid tumors and pathological features. Methods: A total of 21 patients who were diagnosed with ectopic mediastinal parathyroid tumors and underwent surgeries in our department from May 1995 to May 2015 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. Results: Twenty-one patients including 8 female (36.4%) and 13 male (63.6%) were collected...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312721/retrospective-review-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-sequestration-in-28-patients-surgery-or-endovascular-techniques
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Shi-Xin Zhang, Hai-Dong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei Cheng, Wei Wu
Background: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital pulmonary malformation. In this study, we aimed to retrospect and evaluate the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of PS in 28 patients at our institute. Methods: The files of 28 patients with PS who were treated with surgery (21 cases) or endovascular intervention (7 cases) between May 2005 and June 2016 from a single institute were retrospectively reviewed. The following data of all patients were analyzed: age, sex, clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods, operative techniques, and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312715/multidisciplinary-approach-to-chest-wall-resection-and-reconstruction-for-chest-wall-tumors-a-single-center-experience
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Elisa Scarnecchia, Valeria Liparulo, Alessandra Pica, Giuseppe Guarro, Carmine Alfano, Francesco Puma
Background: Chest wall resection and reconstruction (CWRR) is quite challenging in surgery, due to evolution in techniques. Neoplasms of the chest wall, primary or secondary, have been considered inoperable for a long time. Thanks to evolving surgical techniques, reconstruction after extensive chest wall resection is possible with good functional and aesthetic results. Methods: In our single-center experience, seven cases of extensive CWRR for tumors were performed with a multidisciplinary approach by both thoracic and plastic surgeons...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310355/revision-surgery-for-lumbar-hemivertebra-in-a-7-year-old-child-with-10-year-follow-up-a-case-report-a-care-compliant-article
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Xuhong Xue, Sheng Zhao
RATIONALE: Hemivertebrae, which are the most frequent cause of congenital scoliosis, pose a challenge in terms of prognosis and therapy. The current gold standard treatment congenital scoliosis due to a lumbar and thoracic hemivertebra would be hemivertebra resection and short level posterior spinal fusion. Paucity literatures are reported for the treatment of hemivertebra by convex fusion with posterior hemivertebra excision. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was first noticed to have a spinal problem at 7 years of age...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
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Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304775/thin-section-computed-tomography-determined-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-pattern-affects-the-decision-making-process-for-resection-in-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Naozumi Hashimoto, Akira Ando, Shingo Iwano, Koji Sakamoto, Shotaro Okachi, Asuka Matsuzaki, Yu Okada, Kenji Wakai, Kohei Yokoi, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: There is only limited information on the impact of thin-section computed tomography (TSCT)-determined usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern in the decision-making for resection in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, data were reviewed from 499 newly diagnosed lung cancer patients who received bronchoscopy between 2010 and 2014. The clinical impact of TSCT-determined UIP pattern on the decision-making process for resection in this cohort was evaluated...
January 5, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301602/progress-in-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-thoracic-spinal-stenosis
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Yong-Sheng Liu, Yu Zhao
Thoracic spinal stenosis (TSS) is a group of clinical syndromes caused by thoracic spinal cord compression, which always results in severe clinical complications. The incidence of TSS is relatively low compared with lumbar spinal stenosis, while the incidence of spinal cord injury during thoracic decompression is relatively high. The reported incidence of neurological deficits after thoracic decompression reached 13.9%. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) can timely provide information regarding the function status of the spinal cord, and help surgeons with appropriate performance during operation...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301533/recurrence-in-unicentric-castleman-s-disease-postoperatively-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Na Ren, Lei Ding, Erna Jia, Jinru Xue
BACKGROUND: Our case describe a rare recurrence case of Unicentric Castleman's disease (UCD) with hyaline vascular type 14 years after surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old Chinese female was admitted to hospital with one and half months history chest distress and chest pain. Patient reports a history of thoracic operation for mediastinal mass 14 years ago, and it was diagnosed UCD with hyaline vascular type after postoperative pathological examination. At this time, the imaging examination showed a mediastinal mass once again...
January 4, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301040/where-and-when-to-cut-fluorescein-guidance-for-brain-stem-and-spinal-cord-tumor-surgery-technical-note
#19
Eric Suero Molina, Walter Stummer
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord and brain stem lesions require a judicious approach with an optimized trajectory due to a clustering of functions on their surfaces. Intraoperative mapping helps locate function. To confidently locate such lesions, neuronavigation alone lacks the desired accuracy and is of limited use in the spinal cord. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical value of fluoresceins for initial delineation of such critically located lesions. METHODS: We evaluated fluorescein guidance in the surgical resection of lesions with blood-brain barrier disruption demonstrating contrast enhancement in magnet resonance imaging in the spinal cord and in the brain stem in 3 different patients...
December 29, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300989/importance-of-accurately-locating-the-entry-site-for-endovascular-treatment-of-retrograde-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection
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Paul P Urbanski, Ayman Sodah, Anna Matveeva, Vadim Irimie, Matthias Wagner, Arzou Agaev, Rainer Schmitt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic possibilities of accurately locating the entry site in acute retrograde Type A aortic dissection and the results of the corresponding endovascular treatments. METHODS: Among 100 patients who underwent surgery for the treatment of spontaneous acute Type A aortic dissection between 2012 and June 2017, all but 1 patient had preoperative computed tomographic angiography. A total of 8 retrograde extensions originated from the descending aorta, in which 6 of them were diagnosed correctly using radiological imaging...
January 2, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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