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Bao-Lin Zhao, Cheng Ji, Jia-Jia Jiang, Ruo-Feng Yin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical effectiveness of various posterior decompression surgeries in the treatment of upper thoracic spinal stenosis combined with multilevel cervical spinal stenosis. METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2015, 22 consecutive patients with combined upper thoracic spinal stenosis and multilevel cervical spinal stenosis were treated with two different approaches of posterior decompression surgeries. In group A with 10 patients, both cervical and thoracic spinal decompression surgeries were performed simultaneously (one-stage surgery); in group B with 8 patients, cervical and thoracic spinal decompression surgeries were performed separately within three months (two-stage surgery)...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
Ning Li, Fengwei Tan, Bin Qiu, Jiagen Li, Jun Zhao, Yushun Gao, Dali Wang, Yousheng Mao, Qi Xue, Juwei Mu, Shugeng Gao, Jie He
BACKGROUND: Surgeons are the direct decision-makers and performers in the surgical treatment of patients with lung cancer. Whether the differences among doctors affect the survival of patients is unclear. This study analyzed the five-year survival rates of different thoracic surgeries in patients undergoing surgery to assess the physician's impact and impact. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of five years between 2002-2007 in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, for surgical treatment of lung cancer patients...
February 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Shaohua Ma, Tiansheng Yan, Keyi Wang, Jingdi Wang, Jintao Song, Tong Wang, Wei He, Jie Bai, Liang Jin, Hailong Liang
BACKGROUND: Segmentectomy can retains more healthy lung tissue than lobectomy, but it remains controversial in oncology for early stage lung cancer. The aim of this study is to discuss the problems of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) segmentectomy in early stage lung cancer, by analyzing the clinical and pathological data of 35 cases and reviewing the literature. METHODS: There were 35 patients who received segmentectomy by complete video-assisted thoracic surgery, from May 2013 to July 2017, in single operation group in the Third Hospital of Peking University...
February 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Byoung Hun Lee, Seung-Jae Hyun, Ki-Jeong Kim, Tae-Ahn Jahng, Yongjung J Kim, Hyun-Jib Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiological outcomes of patients who underwent posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) by a single neurosurgeon in a single institution. METHODS: Thirty-four consecutive patients with severe spinal deformities who underwent PVCR between 2010 and 2016 were enrolled. The radiographic measurements included a kyphotic angle of PVCR levels (VCR angle), sagittal vertical axis (SVA), thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis (LL), and spinopelvic parameters...
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Timothy L Surman, Robert G Stuklis, Justin C Chan
BACKGROUND: Multiple case studies have suggested that video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy (VATS) reduces the occurrence and frequency of symptoms in long QT syndrome (LQTS) [1,2,3]. To date there has not been a literature review to report on the short-term and long-term outcomes of this procedure. Our primary aims are to review the literature findings on the clinical outcomes of VATS sympathectomy for long QT and present a local centre case report on the outcomes of T2-T5 sympathectomy...
February 13, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
S Ben Saad, B Melki, L Douik El Gharbi, F Soraya, N Chaouch, H Aouina, J Cherif, A Hamzaoui, A Merghli, H Daghfous, F Tritar
BACKGROUND: Pneumothorax is a serious complication of cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis. The aim of this study was to describe clinical futures, to highlight challenges of its management. METHODS: A retrospective multicentric and descriptive study including 65 patients treated for PT (1999-2015) was conducted to figure out clinical futures and its work-up. RESULTS: The mean age was 37.8 years. The sex ratio was 3.6. Smoking history and incarceration were noted respectively in 67...
March 6, 2018: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Anja Püschel, Rasmus Ebel, Patricia Fuchs, Janet Hofmann, Jochen K Schubert, Jan P Roesner, Stefan Bergt, Andreas Wree, Brigitte Vollmar, Ernst Klar, Carsten M Bünger, Sabine Kischkel
BACKROUND: Paraplegia due to spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a serious complication after repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms. For prevention and early treatment of spinal ischemia intraoperative monitoring of spinal cord integrity is essential. This study was intended to improve recognition of SCI through a combination of transcranial motor-evoked potentials (tc-MEPs), serum markers and innovative breath analysis. METHODS: In nine female German landrace pigs, tc-MEPs were captured, markers of neuronal damage were determined in blood and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were analysed in exhaled air...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
X Guo, X Song, X Chen, W Liu, H Wang, H Xia
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to report our clinical experience with intraluminal calculated distance for endobronchial blocker placement (ICEB) and to find out whether ICEB could reduce the number of hypoxemia episodes during blocker placement compared with extraluminal blocker placement for one-lung ventilation in children under the age of 2 years. METHODS: The medical records of all children under the age of 2 years with a 5 French (F) or 4F WeiLi (WeiLi medical Inc, Guangzhou, China) endobronchial blocker for one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery from July 2015 through July 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 7, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Morten Rune Blichfeldt-Eckhardt
The thesis comprises an overview and four papers, all published or submitted for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Chronic pain after surgery is a common and debilitating complication after many types of surgery. The cause and pathology behind is still mainly uncovered, though several risk factors have been proposed. One of the strongest risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain is the intensity of the acute pain response though the mechanisms involved remain unsettled...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Denisa Oprisanescu, Denisa Bucur, Vasile Sandru, Ioan Cristian Nedelcu, Madalina Ilie, Ruxandra Oprita, Gabriel Constantinescu
Non-malignant esophageal fistulas have a wide spectrum of clinical and pathological features and it`s important to learn to detect and treat them, due to significant morbidity, mortality and costs. The need for minimally invasive, efficient and also quick procedures is imperative. Esophageal stenting using fully-covered expandable stents has become an increasingly preferred option and addresses to fistulas which arise from 2-3 cm beyond Killian's mouth and up to the gastroesophageal junction. The long-term purpose of the procedure is closure of the fistula and thus healing...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Wenjie Cai, Jiade J Lu, Rongyu Xu, Peiling Xin, Jun Xin, Yayun Chen, Bingzhong Gao, Jieyun Chen, Xiyang Yang
Most patients diagnosed with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have progressed beyond surgical resection as a therapeutic option. Difficulties in the proper assessment of tumor invasion depth before treatment complicate determination of the type and extent of therapy. Therefore, accurate tumor clinical staging is a necessity for identifying treatment options and aiding in patient prognosis. We investigated radiographic factors as prognostic indicators for survival in ESCC. Between July 2006 - July 2010, 324 thoracic ESCC patients who underwent surgery were selected...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Tiro Mmopelwa, Selim Ayhan, Selcen Yuksel, Vugar Nabiyev, Asli Niyazi, Ferran Pellise, Ahmet Alanay, Francisco Javier Sanchez Perez Grueso, Frank Kleinstuck, Ibrahim Obeid, Emre Acaroglu
OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors that affect SF-36 mental component summary (MCS) in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) at the time of presentation, and to analyse the effect of SF-36 MCS on clinical outcomes in surgically treated patients. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from a multicentric ASD database was analysed for baseline parameters. Then, the same database for surgically treated patients with a minimum of 1-year follow-up was analysed to see the effect of baseline SF-36 MCS on treatment results...
March 1, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Manraj N Kaur, Feng Xie, Andrea Shiwcharan, Lisa Patterson, Yaron Shargall, Christian Finley, Colin Schieman, Terry Dalimonte, Christine Fahim, Waël C Hanna
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to compare robotic portal (RP) to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resections for early stage non-small cell lung cancer with respect to health care resource utilization during the first year of a robotic surgery program in thoracic oncology. METHODS: Patients who underwent anatomic lung resections using RP (n = 42) or VATS (n = 96) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer between April 2014 and March 2015 at a single institution were identified...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Tyler J Beute, Matthew D Orem, Timothy M Schiller, Matthew Goehler, Jessica Parker, Charles L Willekes, Tomasz Timek
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (mAVR) is gaining clinical acceptance, however, it is associated with increased operative times due to limited surgical field and access. The Cor-Knot is an automated fastening device designed to facilitate suture fastening, but clinical data in mAVR are lacking. METHODS: From May 2014 to February 2017, 92 patients underwent mAVR at our center with 39 valves secured with manually-tied (MT) sutures and 53 valves entirely secured with the Cor-Knot (CK)...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Patricia Dayrell Neiva, Letícia Paiva Franco, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Helena Gonçalves Becker
The clinical decision for surgical treatment of children diagnosed with mouth breathing depends on the percentage of mechanical obstruction correlated with exacerbation of upper respiratory tract infections and systemic changes. The benefits of adenotonsillectomy include changes in the nasopharyngeal space, the mandibular plane and myofunctional alterations. Post-adenotonsilectomy postural benefits have not yet been described. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the kinematics of the shoulder girdle, cervical and thoracic spine in children with mouth breathing before and after adenotonsillectomy...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Stephanie Voss, Albrecht Will, Rüdiger Lange, Bernhard Voss
BACKGROUND: Sternal dehiscence after median sternotomy is a challenging problem in cases of frail bone, fractures or complete sternectomy. Plate osteosynthesis offers a promising approach to restore sternal integrity. However, there is only scarce data on mid-term outcome. METHODS: Mid-term data on 34 patients with unstable thorax after open-heart surgery, requiring sternal refixation with the Synthes™ Titanium Sternal Fixation System© (TSFS) between 2005 and 2011 were analyzed...
February 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Beatriz Mansilla Fernández, María Román de Aragón, José Francisco Paz Solís, Pablo García Feijoo, José Roda Frade, María Rita Regojo Zapata
INTRODUCTION: Solitary fibrous tumor (TFS) is a rare tumor of mesenchymal origin, located mainly in the pleura. It is extraordinarily infrequent find it at the intraespinal level, being the thoracic region the most frequent. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 48-year-old patient with progressive ascending lower limb and myelopathy of one month of evolution, with intraspinal location at the D3-D4 level. It was surgically operated by posterior dorsal approach and D3-D4 laminoplasty, with an intradural tumor with an intramedullary component of approximately 18×12mm...
February 26, 2018: Neurocirugía
Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Two main fields of clinical applications of stem cells in thoracic surgery have been explored: (a) regenerative medicine, that is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology dealing with the replacement, engineering or regeneration of cells, tissues and organs to restore normal function; (b) drug loading and delivery, that is an emerging field proposing stem cells as vectors to deliver anti-cancer agents for targeted therapies.Bronchopleural fistula is a pathological connection between the bronchus and the pleural cavity that may develop after lung resection, thus causing pleural empyema due to colonization by resident airway bacteria; stem cells and regenerative medicine approach can effectively contribute to impaired bronchial healing, thus preventive a septic and ventilator catastrophe...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Haichen Zhang, Yunxiao Song, Xiong Zhang, Jun Hu, Suwei Yuan, Jin Ma
OBJECTIVES: The currently implemented healthcare reform in China requires substantial capital investment. Although overtreatment results in serious waste, inappropriate laboratory use is widespread, and overuse of tumour markers (TMs) has attracted increasing attention. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: The respiratory, thoracic surgery and oncology departments of three hospitals in Shanghai from 2014 to 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and primary bronchogenic lung cancer (PLC)...
February 28, 2018: BMJ Open
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