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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/27896665/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-by-the-paralaminar-in-plane-approach-using-a-microconvex-array-transducer-methodological-utility-based-on-anatomical-structures
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Yasuko Taketa, Taro Fujitani, Yumi Irisawa, Satoko Sudo, Kazushi Takaishi
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the analgesic feasibility of paralaminar in-plane (PL) approach for ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (USG-TPVB). As the needle trajectory was expected to be closely affected by the distance from the skin to the lamina-transverse process junction (LTPJ), we examined the correlativity between them on computed tomography (CT) or ultrasonography. METHODS: Thirty-two patients undergoing thoracotomy were recruited. We measured the distances between the skin and LTPJ using preoperative CT (S-L) and procedural ultrasonography (US-L)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891032/clinical-anatomy-and-significance-of-the-thoracic-intervertebral-foramen-a-cadaveric-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Grigorios Gkasdaris, Grigorios Tripsianis, Konstantinos Kotopoulos, Stylianos Kapetanakis
INTRODUCTION: The literature is lacking information on the anatomy and the osseous dimensions of the thoracic intervertebral foramen (IVF). We describe the anatomy of the broader area, and we proceed with morphometric data of the vertebrae and the foramina. Depiction of these features is provided with imaging and illustrations. The purpose of this paper is to survey and present the anatomy of the foramen as a whole and provide baseline statistical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We review relevant literature, and we present data obtained from skeletal samples of known population and sex...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890494/neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-lung-current-challenges-and-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-well-differentiated-disease
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REVIEW
Andrew E Hendifar, Alberto M Marchevsky, Richard Tuli
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies that arise from neuroendocrine cells throughout the body, most commonly originating from the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Lung NET can be classified as well-differentiated (low-grade typical carcinoids [TC] and intermediate-grade atypical carcinoids [AC]) and poorly differentiated (high-grade large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma or small cell lung carcinoma). The incidence of these tumors is increasing, but disease awareness remains low among thoracic specialists who are often involved in the diagnosis and early treatment for these patients...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889373/-infant-respiratory-distress-revealing-jeune-syndrome
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J Page, E Bodart, J-L Hennecker
Jeune syndrome (asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy) is a rare autosomal recessive osteochondrodysplasia with a variable degree of severity, clinically characterized by respiratory distress with a narrow chest and limb shortness. The reported incidence is one to five in 500,000 live births. Most patients develop severe respiratory failure during the first 2 years of life, leading to death in 60-80 % of cases. Survivors may suffer from renal, hepatic, or pancreatic complications. Expanding thoracic surgery can be used for severe cases...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888756/isolated-heart-transplant-and-combined-heart-liver-transplant-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients-insights-from-the-united-network-of-organ-sharing
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Elisa A Bradley, Krong-On Pinyoluksana, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Yongjie Miao, Curt Daniels
BACKGROUND/METHODS: The aging patient with severe congenital heart disease (CHD) faces many challenges: heart failure, arrhythmia, and in the Fontan patient, liver disease. Our goal was to define combined heart liver transplant (CHLT) and isolated orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) outcomes in U.S. adult CHD patients. The U.S. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) thoracic and liver databases were queried for cardiac and CHD diagnoses, from inception-2014. RESULTS: In CHLT, CHD made up 22% of waitlist patients (non-CHD n=262 vs...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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/27884412/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-adult-cardiac-surgery-database-2017-update-on-outcomes-and-quality
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Richard S D'Agostino, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Vinay Badhwar, Gaetano Paone, J Scott Rankin, Jane M Han, Donna McDonald, Fred H Edwards, David M Shahian
Established in 1989, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database is one of the most comprehensive clinical data registries in health care. It is widely regarded as the gold standard for benchmarking risk-adjusted outcomes in cardiac surgery and is the foundation for all quality measurement and improvement activities of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This is the second in a series of annual reports that summarizes current aggregate national outcomes in cardiac surgery and reviews database-related activities in the areas of quality measurement and performance improvement during the past year...
November 21, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884147/effects-of-osteopathic-treatment-on-pulmonary-function-and-chronic-thoracic-pain-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-ostincare-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Gert Roncada
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is an effective and widespread coronary revascularisation technique, nevertheless there are a number of long-term postoperative complications from which patients can suffer. One year after CABG surgery pulmonary function is decreased by 12% and 30% of the patients suffer from chronic thoracic pain. To date and to our knowledge there are no effective treatments for these conditions. The aim of the present clinical trial is to explore the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment on these conditions...
November 25, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879576/analysis-of-sagittal-parameters-in-patients-undergoing-one-or-two-level-closing-wedge-osteotomy-for-correcting-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-secondary-to-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Wen-Bin Hua, Yu-Kun Zhang, Yong Gao, Xian-Zhe Liu, Shu-Hua Yang, Xing-Huo Wu, Jing Wang, Cao Yang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of clinical records. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the improvement in sagittal balance after one- or two-level closing wedge osteotomy for correcting thoracolumbar kyphosis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis (AS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Closing wedge osteotomy represents a common approach to correct kyphosis in AS. While several reports have described the outcomes of one- or two-level closing wedge osteotomy in terms of sagittal parameters, data comparing the outcomes of these procedures are scarce...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879464/severe-pleuropulmonary-paragonimiasis-caused-by-paragonimus-mexicanus-treated-as-tuberculosis-in-ecuador
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Manuel Calvopina, Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Rubén Macias, Hiromu Sugiyama
A 30-year-old male, from a subtropical region of Ecuador, was hospitalized with a 5-year history of persistent cough with rusty brown sputum, chest pain, and progressive dyspnea. The patient underwent thoracic surgery 3 years ago for pleural effusion and subsequently received a 9-month regimen treatment of tuberculosis. However, there was no clinical resolution and symptoms became progressively worse. A chest radiograph and computerized tomography scan showed several small nodules in both lungs. Eggs of Paragonimus spp...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874962/analysis-of-risk-factors-of-type-a-aortic-dissection-taad-operation-of-frozen-elephant-trunk-and-total-arch-replacement
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W Shang, M Ma, Y-P Ge, N Liu, J-M Zhu, L-Z Sun
OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the incidence and risk factors of acute renal failure (ARF) after operation of frozen elephant trunk and total arch replacement for acute thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD) with mild hypothermic circulatory arrest (MHCA), and to analyze the long-term survival rate of the patients with ARF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From February 2009 to March 2015, patients with acute TAAD accepted operation of frozen elephant trunk and total arch replacement were enrolled...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872897/physiotherapy-practice-patterns-for-management-of-patients-undergoing-thoracic-surgeries-in-india-a-survey
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Sagarika Sultanpuram, Gopala Krishna Alaparthi, Shyam Krishnan Krishnakumar, Zulfeequer C P Ottayil
Aim. The aim of the current study is to determine the practice patterns of physiotherapists for patients undergoing thoracic surgeries in India. Materials and Methodology. A cross-sectional survey was conducted across India in which 600 questionnaires were sent in emails to physiotherapists. The questionnaire addressed assessment and treatment techniques of thoracic surgery. Results. A total of 234 completed questionnaires were returned with a response rate of 39%, with the majority of responses received from Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872530/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-indian-cancer-patients-undergoing-major-thoracic-and-abdomino-pelvic-surgery
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Ashish Jakhetiya, Nootan Kumar Shukla, S V Suryanarayana Deo, Pankaj Kumar Garg, Sanjay Thulkar
The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Indian patients undergoing surgery for thoracic and abdomino-pelvic malignancies. A prospective observational study was conducted in a tertiary care cancer centre in North India. Two hundred and fifty consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for thoracic and abdomino-pelvic malignancies during the period March 2014 to March 2015 were enrolled in the study. Perioperative pharmacological antithrombotic prophylaxis was not prescribed to any of the patient as per the institutional protocol...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870742/thoracic-paravertebral-nerve-blocks-in-pediatric-patients-safety-and-clinical-experience
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Tricia Vecchione, David Zurakowski, Karen Boretsky
Thoracic paravertebral nerve blocks (PVNBs) provide excellent analgesia for many surgeries. The primary aim was to estimate the complication rate, and secondary aims were to provide information on the potential clinical application of PVNBs. Data on 2390 PVNBs were collected. A total of 625 catheters were performed on 468 patients, and 1765 single-injection PVNBs were performed on 403 patients. There was 1 case of local anesthetic systemic toxicity for a major complication rate of 1 per 2390 PVNBs. The minor complication rate was 13...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869435/-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a 3D spinal deformity in frontal, sagittal and axial planes, with high relevance in the pediatric population especially in adolescents and females between 10 years of age and the end of growth spurt and skeletal maturity. The radiographic manifestation is a curve greater than 10° measured by Cobb method associated with vertebral rotation. "Idiopathic" diagnosis has to be done after neuroanatomical anomalies of the posterior cerebral fosa and spinal canal have been ruled out...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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
#18
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/27867546/transoral-endoscopic-mediastinal-surgery-toems-results-of-a-first-clinical-study-for-scarless-mediastinal-lymph-node-biopsies
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Wolfram Klemm, Steffen Frese, Gunda Leschber, André Nemat, Thomas Wilhelm
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted mediastinoscopy (VAM) represents the standard procedure for mediastinal lymph node biopsies. This operation results in a scar at prominent position at the anterior neck. Since there is a trend to less invasive procedures, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) was introduced to different fields of surgery. Based on NOTES we developed a new approach for mediastinoscopy: transoral endoscopic mediastinal surgery (TOEMS). In previous studies using human cadavers and living pigs the feasibility of TOEMS was shown...
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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REVIEW
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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