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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511075/using-endoscopy-to-minimize-the-extent-of-resection-in-the-management-of-giant-gists-of-the-stomach
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Hishaam Ismael, Yury Ragoza, Steven Cox
INTRODUCTION: The stomach is the most common site for GISTs. Wide local resection to achieve negative margins is the standard of care. Giants GISTs requiring extensive resection are usually managed with neo-adjuvant therapy followed by partial or total gastrectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case report of a giant GIST on the lesser curvature of the stomach. Neo-adjuvant therapy was administered. Intra-operative endoscopy was used to reduce the extent of gastric resection...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444366/intraoperative-air-leak-measured-after-lobectomy-is-associated-with-postoperative-duration-of-air-leak
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Alessandro Brunelli, Michele Salati, Cecilia Pompili, Paolo Gentili, Armando Sabbatini
OBJECTIVES: To verify the association between the air leak objectively measured intraoperatively (IAL) using the ventilator and the air leak duration after pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: Prospective analysis on 111 patients submitted to pulmonary lobectomy (33 by video-assisted thoracic surgery). After resection, objective assessment of air leak (in milliliter per minute) was performed before closure of the chest by measuring the difference between a fixed inspired and expired volume, using a tidal volume of 8 ml/kg, a respiratory rate of 10 and a positive-end expiratory pressure of 5 cmH 2 O...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414119/efficacy-of-the-fissureless-technique-on-decreasing-the-incidence-of-prolonged-air-leak-after-pulmonary-lobectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shuang-Jiang Li, Kun Zhou, Yong-Jiang Li, Peng-Fei Li, Yan-Ming Wu, Lun-Xu Liu, Guo-Wei Che
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fissureless technique in pulmonary lobectomy by applying a meta-analysis of the current evidence. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE and the Web of Science databases to recognize the eligible articles. The relative risk (RR) and weighted mean difference (WMD) with the corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI) served as the summarized estimates for dichotomous variables and continuous variables, respectively...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366465/management-of-intersegmental-plane-on-pulmonary-segmentectomy-concerning-postoperative-complications
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Hajime Saito, Hayato Konno, Maiko Atari, Nobuyasu Kurihara, Satoshi Fujishima, Yusuke Sato, Satoru Motoyama, Yoshihiro Minamiya
BACKGROUND: For primary lung cancer, anatomic pulmonary segmentectomy may have a functional advantage over lobectomy; however, persistent air leak or delayed pneumothorax after segmentectomy is prevalent and increases surgical morbidity. To prevent pulmonary complications after pulmonary segmentectomy, we used 2 methods for the involved intersegmental plane: coverage using polyglycolic acid mesh and fibrin glue (mesh cover) or closing it by suturing the pleural edge (pleural suture). We aimed to compare postoperative pulmonary function and complications between the 2 groups...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281441/miliary-tuberculosis
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Surendra K Sharma, Alladi Mohan
Miliary tuberculosis (TB) results from a massive lymphohematogenous dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli and is characterized by tiny tubercles evident on gross pathology resembling millet seeds in size and appearance. The global HIV/AIDS pandemic and widespread use of immunosuppressive drugs and biologicals have altered the epidemiology of miliary TB. Considered to be predominantly a disease of infants and children in the pre-antibiotic era, miliary TB is increasingly being encountered in adults as well...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211878/pre-descemets-endothelial-keratoplasty-the-pdek-clamp-for-successful-pdek
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H S Dua, D G Said
PurposeTo design and produce a clamp that enables good handling of donor sclera-corneal disks, allows air to be injected in the corneal stroma and consistently provides pre-Descemets endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) tissue by creation of a type-1 big bubble (BB) avoiding a type-2BB by shutting the fenestrations in the periphery of the pre-Descemets layer and preventing escape of air.Patients and methodsA clamp with spring loaded handles attached to two rings of 9 mm diameter and 1 mm width with a side port for insertion of a needle for air injection was designed and produced...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198583/cuffed-endotracheal-tubes-in-children-the-effect-of-the-size-of-the-cuffed-endotracheal-tube-on-intracuff-pressure
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Senthil G Krishna, Mumin Hakim, Roby Sebastian, Heather L Dellinger, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: In children, the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube is based on various age-based formulas. However, such formulas may over or underestimate the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube. There are no data on the impact of different-sized cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETT) on the intracuff pressure in children. AIM: The current study measures intracuff pressure with different-sized cuffed ETT. METHOD: The study was conducted in an in vitro and in vivo phase...
February 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152221/ex-vivo-humidifying-capacity-and-patient-acceptability-of-stoma-cloths-in-laryngectomized-individuals
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Liset Lansaat, Cindy van den Boer, Sara H Muller, Vincent van der Noort, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Frans J M Hilgers
BACKGROUND: Heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs) improve respiratory function after laryngectomy, but there is virtually no information on the benefit of traditional stoma cloths or other covers. METHODS: Two sequential studies were performed: (1) an ex vivo test was used to compare the humidifying capacity of stoma cloths to other coverings; and (2) a 4-week randomized trial was then performed to assess patient acceptability of cloths both alone and with an HME (N = 18)...
February 2, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149556/effect-of-gender-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-robotic-assisted-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Jessica R Glover, Frank O Velez-Cubian, Wei Wei Zhang, Kavian Toosi, Tawee Tanvetyanon, Emily P Ng, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: Female gender has been associated with worse outcomes after cardiovascular surgery and critical illness. We investigated the effect of gender on perioperative outcomes following robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 282 consecutive patients who underwent robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy by one surgeon over 53 months. Perioperative outcomes and clinically significant intraoperative and postoperative complications, including respiratory and cardiovascular events, were noted...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144745/intraoperative-colonoscopy-for-the-assessment-and-prevention-of-anastomotic-leakage-in-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Seung Yoon Yang, Jeonghee Han, Yoon Dae Han, Min Soo Cho, Hyuk Hur, Kang Young Lee, Nam Kyu Kim, Byung Soh Min
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leakage (AL) after stapled anastomosis in rectal cancer surgery is a major concern. Various types of intraoperative anastomotic air leakage tests (ALTs) have been proposed to reduce AL. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of intraoperative colonoscopy (IOC) as an intraoperative ALT in low anterior resection for rectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 1266 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 215 patients who underwent IOC as an ALT in rectal cancer surgery were identified...
May 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095954/predicting-air-quality-at-first-ingress-into-vehicles-visiting-the-international-space-station
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Amelia A Romoser, Robert R Scully, Thomas F Limero, Vanessa De Vera, Patti F Cheng, Jennifer J Hand, John T James, Valerie E Ryder
INTRODUCTION: NASA regularly performs ground-based offgas tests (OGTs), which allow prediction of accumulated volatile pollutant concentrations at first entry on orbit, on whole modules and vehicles scheduled to connect to the International Space Station (ISS). These data guide crew safety operations and allow for estimation of ISS air revitalization systems impact from additional pollutant load. Since volatiles released from vehicle, module, and payload materials can affect crew health and performance, prediction of first ingress air quality is important...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089646/a-risk-score-to-predict-the-incidence-of-prolonged-air-leak-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-an-analysis-from-the-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-database
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Cecilia Pompili, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Michele Salati, Zalan Szanto, Alessandro Brunelli
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to develop an aggregate risk score for predicting the occurrence of prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy from patients registered in the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database. METHODS: A total of 5069 patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (July 2007 to August 2015) were analyzed. Exclusion criteria included sublobar resections or pneumonectomies, lung resection associated with chest wall or diaphragm resections, sleeve resections, and need for postoperative assisted mechanical ventilation...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043780/influence-of-mouth-opening-on-oropharyngeal-humidification-and-temperature-in-a-bench-model-of-neonatal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure
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Hendrik S Fischer, Tim L Ullrich, Christoph Bührer, Christoph Czernik, Gerd Schmalisch
Clinical studies show that non-invasive respiratory support by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) affects gas conditioning in the upper airways, especially in the presence of mouth leaks. Using a new bench model of neonatal CPAP, we investigated the influence of mouth opening on oropharyngeal temperature and humidity. The model features the insertion of a heated humidifier between an active model lung and an oropharyngeal head model to simulate the recurrent expiration of heated, humidified air. During unsupported breathing, physiological temperature and humidity were attained inside the model oropharynx, and mouth opening had no significant effect on oropharyngeal temperature and humidity...
December 30, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916365/efficacy-and-safety-of-innoseal-for-air-leak-after-pulmonary-resection-a-case-control-study
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Francesco Petrella, Alessandro Borri, Daniela Brambilla, Giorgio Calanca, Nicola Vezzani, Antonio Colantoni, Adolfo Gasparetto, Lorenzo Spaggiari
BACKGROUND: Prolonged air leak is one of the most common complications after lung surgery and the cause of prolonged hospital stay frequently associated with major postoperative morbidity and thus responsible for even higher hospital costs. This case-control study was designed to test the sealing efficacy and safety of Enable-Innoseal TP4 in patients undergoing pulmonary resection for lung cancer. METHODS: This was a case-control trial enrolling patients with primary or single site metastatic lung cancer scheduled for elective anatomic or nonanatomic pulmonary resection presenting intraoperative grade 1 or 2 air leak at water submersion test; the study group population was then matched 1:1 according to surgical procedure, male/female ratio, preoperative FEV1, and age...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904839/noncardiac-thoracic-surgery-in-abidjan-from-1977-to-2015
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Yves Tanauh, Flavien Kendja, Hervé Yangni-Angate, Blaise Demine, Raphaël Ouédé, Maurice Kouacou
BACKGROUND: To report and analyze noncardiac thoracic operations performed at the Cardiology Institute of Abidjan (Institut de Cardiologie d'Abidjan) from 1977 to 2015. METHODS: This is a retrospective and descriptive study covering 39 years, from 1977 to 2015. This study period was divided into three periods of 13 years each: P1 from 1977 to 1989, P2 from 1990 to 2002 and P3 from 2003 to 2015. Medical records of 2014 operated patients were analyzed: 414 patients for P1, 464 patients for P2, 1,136 patients for P3...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879380/performance-of-leak-compensation-in-all-age-icu-ventilators-during-volume-targeted-neonatal-ventilation-a-lung-model-study
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Taiga Itagaki, Desmond J Bennett, Christopher T Chenelle, Daniel F Fisher, Robert M Kacmarek
BACKGROUND: Volume-targeted ventilation is increasingly used in low birthweight infants because of the potential for reducing volutrauma and avoiding hypocapnea. However, it is not known what level of air leak is acceptable during neonatal volume-targeted ventilation when leak compensation is activated concurrently. METHODS: Four ICU ventilators (Servo-i, PB980, V500, and Avea) were compared in available invasive volume-targeted ventilation modes (pressure control continuous spontaneous ventilation [PC-CSV] and pressure control continuous mandatory ventilation [PC-CMV])...
January 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853329/high-flow-nasal-cannulae-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-managed-with-insure-method-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Maliheh Kadivar, Ziba Mosayebi, Nosrat Razi, Shahin Nariman, Razieh Sangsari
BACKGROUND: In recent years, various noninvasive respiratory support (NRS) of ventilation has been provided more in neonates. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of HFNC with NCPAP in post-extubation of preterm infants with RDS after INSURE method (intubation, surfactant, extubation). METHODS: A total of 54 preterm infants with RDS (respiratory distress syndrome) were enrolled in this study. Using a randomized sequence, they were assigned into two groups after INSURE method...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806807/intraoperative-dilatation-and-air-tight-testing-of-the-hepaticojejunostomy-a-new-technique
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Hamad Hadi Al-Qahtani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of creating an air-tight anastomosis and intraoperative dilatation of the hepaticojejunostomy (HJ) in reducing the early and long-term complications. STUDY DESIGN: Interventional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, between March 2008 and January 2016. METHODOLOGY: After completion of HJ, the anastomosis was tested for air-tightness, and dilated with Kelly clamp in all patients undergoing the procedure...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789800/air-water-binary-gas-integrity-test-for-sterilizing-and-virus-filters
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Sal Giglia, John Caulmare, David Nhiem, David Porreca
Reliability of retention performance is of paramount importance for membrane filters designed for sterile and virus filtration. To achieve dependable retention, an integrity test can be applied to ensure the absence of oversize pores or defects that can compromise the retention capability of the filter. Probably the most commonly applied nondestructive integrity test for membrane filters is the gas-liquid diffusion test, with air and water often used as the gas-liquid pair. However, the sensitivity of the air-water diffusion test is limited by the fact that the diffusive flow rate for an integral membrane can span a range that is large compared to the flow contributed by a defect...
November 2016: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769306/improved-application-technique-of-albumin-glutaraldehyde-glue-for-repair-of-superficial-lung-defects
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Maximilian Bures, Patrick Zardo, Florian Länger, Ruoyu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Albumin-glutaraldehyde glue has gained widespread acceptance for treatment of alveolar air leaks (AAL) in thoracic surgery. As liquid run-off during application is detrimental to its sealing efficacy, we developed a modified technique and assessed it in vitro. METHODS: Caudal lobes of freshly excised swine lungs (n = 20) were intubated and ventilated. A standardized focal superficial parenchymal defect (40 × 25 mm) was created on the inflated lung...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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