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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529685/computed-tomography-guided-catheter-drainage-with-urokinase-and-ozone-in-management-of-empyema
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Bing Li, Chuan Liu, Yang Li, Han-Feng Yang, Yong Du, Chuan Zhang, Hou-Jun Zheng, Xiao-Xue Xu
AIM: To retrospectively compare the outcomes of catheter drainage, urokinase and ozone in management of empyema. METHODS: Retrospective study included 209 patients (111 males and 98 females; age range 19 to 72 years) who were diagnosed with empyema. The patients were divided into 3 groups based on the therapy instituted: catheter drainage only (group I); catheter drainage and urokinase (group II); catheter drainage, urokinase and ozone (group III). Drainage was considered successful if empyema was resolved with closure of cavity, clinical symptoms were resolved, and need for any further surgical procedure was avoided...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529190/development-and-evaluation-of-an-interdisciplinary-postoperative-support-program-in-outpatient-clinics-after-thoracic-esophagectomy
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Takeo Fujita, Yoko Iida, Chihau Tanaka, Kumi Nakamura, Keiko Yamanaka, Junya Ueno, Yoshie Iino, Chitose Haruka, Hatoe Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Daiko
BACKGROUND: To support patients discharged from the hospital after surgery, we launched an "Interdisciplinary Postoperative Support Program" in outpatient clinics for patients who were discharged within 1 month after thoracic esophagectomy and their families. We introduce our program and clarify the patient's physical and psychologic status by analyzing the questionnaire provided from this program. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From August 2014 to January 2015, we conducted the Interdisciplinary Postoperative Support Program every month...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527969/surgically-managed-clinical-stage-iiia-clinical-n2-lung-cancer-in-the%C3%A2-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-database
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Daniel Boffa, Felix G Fernandez, Sunghee Kim, Andrzej Kosinski, Mark W Onaitis, Patricia Cowper, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Cameron D Wright, Joe B Putnam, Anthony P Furnary
BACKGROUND: The role of surgical resection in patients with clinical stage IIIA-N2 positive (cIIIA-N2) lung cancer is controversial, partly because of the variability in short- and long-term outcomes. The objective of this study was to characterize the management of cIIIA-N2 lung cancer in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database (STS-GTSD). METHODS: The STS-GTSD was queried for patients who underwent operations for cIIIA-N2 lung cancer between 2002 and 2012...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527756/radiological-lumbar-stenosis-severity-predicts-worsening-sagittal-malalignment-on-full-body-standing-stereoradiographs
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Aaron J Buckland, Subaraman Ramchandran, Louis Day, Shay Bess, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Peter G Passias, Bassel G Diebo, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Akhila Sure, Thomas J Errico
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Patients with degenerative lumbar stenosis (DLS) adopt a forward flexed posture in an attempt to decompress neural elements. The relationship between sagittal alignment and severity of lumbar stenosis has not previously been studied. PURPOSE: We hypothesized that patients with increasing radiological severity of lumbar stenosis will exhibit worsening sagittal alignment. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Our sample consists of patients who have DLS...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525497/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-suspected-ovarian-malignancy-a-survey-of-perioperative-practice-among-gynecologic-oncologists-in-australia-and-new-zealand-to-inform-a-clinical-trial
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Kristina Lindemann, Peey-Sei Kok, Martin Stockler, Peter Sykes, Alison Brand
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this survey was to review the current standard of perioperative care of patients with suspected advanced ovarian cancer in Australia and New Zealand in order to determine the level of equipoise for specific interventions. METHODS: In May 2016, a web-based questionnaire (SurveyMonkey Inc, Palo Alto, CA) was sent to all gynecologic oncologists in Australia and New Zealand (n = 56). Descriptive statistics were used. RESULTS: Response rate was 75%...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524751/pseudogout-of-the-cervical-and-thoracic-spine-mimicking-infection-after-lumbar-fusion-case-report
#6
Kelly J Bridges, Carli L Bullis, Ajay Wanchu, Khoi D Than
Pseudogout is a form of acute calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease that typically afflicts the elderly. CPPD commonly involves larger joints, such as the knees, wrists, shoulders, and hips, and has been known to involve the spine. The authors report the case of a 66-year-old woman with a recent history of lumbar laminectomy and fusion who presented 5 weeks postprocedure with a clinical and radiographic picture consistent with multilevel skip lesions involving the cervical and thoracic spine, thoracic discitis, and epidural abscess...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523383/anterior-sacral-meningocele-presenting-as-intracystic-bleeding
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Ignacio Javier Gilete-Tejero, Marta Ortega-Martínez, Jacinto Mata-Gómez, María Rico-Cotelo, Luis Miguel Bernal-García, Beatriz Yerga-Lorenzana, Ignacio Casado-Naranjo
PURPOSE: To report a case of anterior sacral meningocele with intralesional bleeding secondary to sacrococcygeal trauma. Likewise, there is a discussion about the physiopathology and the surgical approach to these types of lesions. METHODS: A 43-year-old man diagnosed with Marfan syndrome suffered sacrococcygeal trauma. He was admitted to the emergency room due to symptoms of headache, nausea, and lower limb subjective weakness. CT and MRI showed a large retroperitoneal mass with hemorrhagic content close to the sacrum...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523164/a-clinical-study-of-efficacy-of-polyglycolic-acid-sleeve-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-bullectomy-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Duo Zhang, Jinbai Miao, Xiaoxing Hu, Bin Hu, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a common disease in thoracic surgery, and a prolonged postoperative air leakage is the most frequent and troublesome early complication after video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) bullectomy. This study aimed to explore the efficacy of polyglycolic acid (PGA) sleeve in preventing postoperative air leakage after a VATS bullectomy for PSP. METHODS: This study was a prospectively randomised clinical study. The patients who underwent a VATS bullectomy were continuously enrolled from January 2015 to June 2016 in the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital and were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523154/survival-rate-and-prognostic-factors-of-surgically-resected-clinically-synchronous-multiple-primary-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-further-differentiation-from-intrapulmonary-metastasis
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Fei Xiao, Deruo Liu, Yongqing Guo, Bin Shi, Zhiyi Song, Yanchu Tian, Zhenrong Zhang, Chaoyang Liang
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis, staging, and therapeutic strategy for synchronous multiple primary non-small cell lung cancer (SMP-NSCLC) remain unclear. Distinguishing SMP-NSCLC from intrapulmonary metastasis is difficult but of great importance for selecting the surgical procedure and prognoses. METHODS: Fifty-two patients diagnosed with SMP-NSCLC according to the modified Martini-Melamed criteria in the thoracic surgery department of the China-Japan Friendship Hospital from November 2004 to December 2015 were enrolled in this retrospective study...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523138/tips-and-tricks-of-the-propensity-score-methods-in-the-thoracic-surgery-research
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EDITORIAL
Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Pardolesi, Piergiorgio Solli
Without randomization, the differences in the distribution of baseline covariates can confound the evaluation of outcomes between the groups. To estimate the causal effects of treatment on the results randomized clinical trials (RCT) are routinely used. When RCT are not feasible for cost, time, and ethical issues, the effect of treatment on an inevitable outcome could be investigated by using a non-experimental study design. The propensity score (PS) refers to the individual probability, for a subject involved in a study, of receiving a new treatment rather than the control treatment...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521032/a-neglected-cause-of-iatrogenic-brachial-plexus-injuries-in-psychiatric-patients
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José Fernando Guedes-Corrêa, Maristella Reis da Costa Pereira, Francisco José Lourenço Torrão-Junior, José Vicente Martins, Daniel Alves Neiva Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric patients are often kept immobilized during hospitalization to avoid self-inflicted injuries and danger to third parties. Inadequate positioning can lead to brachial plexus injuries (BPI). OBJECTIVE: To present a series of 5 psychiatric patients with BPI after being left sedated and restrained for prolonged periods of time during hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 5 psychiatric patients with iatrogenic BPI referred by other institutions to our service...
May 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514132/-assessing-the-short-and-long-term-effect-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-in-octogenarian-patients
#12
Ofir Zalcberg, Dan Levy Faber, Moshe Lapidot, Lael Anson Best, Ran Kremer
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a leading deadly malignancy, both in men and women, with an increasing cancer diagnosis risk with age. Although thoracic surgery techniques have evolved and now include Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), older operable lung cancer patients are still operated on less compared to the younger population. This study aimed at investigating the postoperative morbidity, mortality, and long-term quality of life in our pool of octogenarian patients. METHODS: Octogenarians with newly diagnosed lung cancer at a clinical operable stage undergoing VATS procedures were reviewed...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511438/assessing-the-safety-and-clinical-impact-of-thoracoscopic-lung-biopsy-in-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Scott Lieberman, James Benjamin Gleason, Mohamed Iyoob Mohamed Ilyas, Felipe Martinez, Jinesh P Mehta, Edward B Savage
INTRODUCTION: The clinical relevance of surgical lung biopsy in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is supported in the literature. Yet most reports reflect institutional or personal bias. AIM: To evaluate the validity of radiologic diagnosis and clinical impact of lung biopsy to help clarify which patient benefit most from biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively managed database. All patients who had a surgical lung biopsy for ILD within a period of four year (2009 to 2013) were included...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509648/video-assisted-extirpation-of-cranial-mediastinal-masses-in-dogs-18-cases-2009-2014
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Melissa A MacIver, J Brad Case, Eric L Monnet, Geraldine B Hunt, Philipp D Mayhew, Michelle L Oblak, Jeffrey J Runge, Ameet Singh, Daniel D Smeak, Michele A Steffey, Sarah E Boston
OBJECTIVE To characterize clinical findings, surgical procedures, complications, and outcomes in dogs undergoing extirpation of masses from the cranial mediastinum via video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and establish preliminary guidelines for case selection when considering VATS for thymectomy in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 18 client-owned dogs that underwent extirpation of a cranial mediastinal mass by means of VATS at 5 academic referral hospitals from 2009 through 2014. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed and data extracted regarding signalment, clinical signs, physical examination findings, diagnostic imaging results, surgical approach and duration, cytologic and histologic examination results, complications, outcome, and cause of death, when applicable...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507574/blood-groups-and-acute-aortic-dissection-type-iii
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Nikola Fatic, Aleksandar Nikolic, Mihailo Vukmirovic, Nemanja Radojevic, Nenad Zornic, Igor Banzic, Nikola Ilic, Dusan Kostic, Bogdan Pajovic
INTRODUCTION: Acute aortic type III dissection is one of the most catastrophic events, with in-hospital mortality ranging between 10% and 12%. The majority of patients are treated medically, but complicated dissections, which represent 15% to 20% of cases, require surgical or thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). For the best outcomes adequate blood transfusion support is required. Interest in the relationship between blood type and vascular disease has been established. The aim of our study is to evaluate distribution of blood groups among patients with acute aortic type III dissection and to identify any kind of relationship between blood type and patient's survival...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506822/the-effect-of-prophylactic-vertebroplasty-on-the-incidence-of-proximal-junctional-kyphosis-and-proximal-junctional-failure-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-adult-spinal-deformity-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Tina Raman, Emily Miller, Christopher T Martin, Khaled Kebaish
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) ranges from 5-46% following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. Approximately 66-76% of PJK occurs within 3 months of surgery. A subset of these patients, reportedly 26-47%, develop proximal junctional failure (PJF) within 6 months postoperatively. To date, there are no studies evaluating the impact of prophylactic vertebroplasty on PJK/PJF incidence at long term follow-up. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long term radiographic and clinical outcomes, and incidence of PJK and PJF, after prophylactic vertebroplasty for long segment thoracolumbar posterior spinal fusion...
May 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503280/etiological-approach-of-chylothorax-in-babol-northern-iran
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Novin Nikbakhsh, Mohammad Zamani, Askari Noorbaran, Ali Naghshineh, Danial Rastergar-Nejad
BACKGROUND: Chylothorax results from leakage of lymph in the pleural cavity because of thoracic duct injury which is associated with severe metabolic disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of chylothorax and its causes among hospitalized patients in Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Babol city, North of Iran. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, all patients with chylothorax admitted to the surgery department of Shahid Beheshti Hospital during 2002-2015 were included...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503239/a-case-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-situs-inversus-operative-considerations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#18
Justin Oake, Darrel Drachenberg
Situs inversus, an uncommon mirror-image reversal of the major visceral and thoracic organs, is seldom of medical significance. However, the recognition of their unique anatomy is extremely important for those requiring surgical intervention. There are very few reported cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) developing in people with situs inversus. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in Canada. A review of the literature only identified nine published cases worldwide. Here, we review and summarize pertinent information, including patient age and sex, size and location of tumour, method of surgery, and pathology...
May 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499656/outcome-of-a-step-up-treatment-strategy-for-chyle-leakage-after-esophagectomy
#19
Teun J Weijs, Jelle P Ruurda, Maria E Broekhuizen, Tom C L Bracco Gartner, Richard van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: Thoracic chyle leakage is a major complication of esophagectomy. In this study our treatment strategy for chyle leakage was evaluated and its risk factors were identified. METHODS: According to the Esophagectomy Complications Consensus Group recommendations, chyle leakage was classified as follows: I, enteric dietary modifications; II, total parenteral nutrition (TPN); and III, interventional or surgical therapy. It was graded as A, less than 1,000 mL per day; or B, more than 1,000 mL per day...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499438/early-developed-asd-adjacent-segmental-disease-in-patients-after-surgical-treatment-of-the-spine-due-to-cancer-metastases
#20
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: The causes of ASD are still relatively unknown. Correlation between clinical status of patients and radiological MRI findings is of primary importance. The radiological classifications proposed by Pfirmann and Oner are most commonly used to assess intradiscal degenerative changes. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of the extension of spine fixation on the risk of developing ASD in a short time after surgery. METHODS: A total of 332 patients with spinal tumors were treated in our hospital between 2010 and 2013...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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