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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240005/surgery-for-diverticulitis-in-the-21st-century-recent-evidence
#1
Arden M Morris, Cindy Kin
Sigmoid diverticulitis is an increasingly common disease in Western countries. As technology has led to increased knowledge about the disease and options for treatment, management strategies have become less certain. In previous years, the rationale for early elective surgery was largely preventive, due to concern that diverticulitis recurrence would result in increased risk of sepsis or the need for a colostomy. New technology has enabled diagnosis, through computed tomography scans, predictive information through clinical and administrative databases, and less invasive treatment options, through laparoscopic techniques...
February 24, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239999/glioblastoma-multiforme-a-review-of-its-epidemiology-and-pathogenesis-through-clinical-presentation-and-treatment
#2
Farina Hanif, Kanza Muzaffar, Kahkashan Perveen, Saima M Malhi, Shabana U Simjee
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most malignant types of central nervous system tumors. Despite advances in treatment modalities it remains largely incurable. The objective of our review is to provide a holistic picture of GBM epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical findings and treatment. A literature search was conducted for GBM at PubMed and Google Scholar, with relevant key words like glioblastoma multiforme, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, treatment etc., and papers published until 2015 were reviewed...
1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239994/aortic-stenosis-in-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Yousif Ahmad, Michael F Bellamy, Christopher S R Baker
Aortic valve stenosis occurs 10-20 years earlier in patients on dialysis compared with the general population. This is likely related to the exposure of the valve to a milieu that predisposes to calcification as well as increased shear stress across the valve. Objective assessment of stenosis severity is largely made using echocardiography though accurate interpretation requires an understanding of the potential pitfalls of the technique and the influence of cardiac output upon the gradient measured across the valve...
February 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239989/advance-male-urethral-sling-medium-term-results-in-an-australian-cohort
#4
Alexander Papachristos, Sarah Mann, Kay Talbot, Daniel Moon
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, the AdVance male urethral sling has emerged as a minimally invasive option for stress urinary incontinence. We aimed to evaluate the success of the AdVance sling using validated continence outcome measures. METHODS: A total of 72 patients treated with the AdVance sling completed validated questionnaires reporting on quality of life and functional outcomes. Incontinence was assessed according to pad weight, pad usage per day (PPD), International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire scores and Patient Global Impression of Improvement scores...
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239985/salvage-surgery-for-primary-lung-cancer-after-chemotherapy-in-octogenarians
#5
Haruaki Hino, Takashi Nishimura, Chiemi Usuki, Manami Sazuka, Takuya Ito, Atsuko Seki, Jun-Ichi Nitadori, Hirokazu Yamada, Tomio Arai, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Jun Nakajima
An 81-year-old female patient was admitted to our institute because of abnormal X-ray results. Chest computed tomography showed a 7.7 × 5.3 cm mass located in the left lower lobe and multiple swollen lymph nodes. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography indicated high standard uptake values in the mass and swollen lymph nodes. The patient was diagnosed with stage cT3N2M0-IIIA squamous cell carcinoma. Although the patient had multiple lymph node metastases and severe obstructive pulmonary function, four cycles of platinum doublet chemotherapy were initially performed and no side effect greater than grade 3 was experienced...
February 27, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239978/sleep-disordered-breathing-and-its-management-in-children-with-achondroplasia
#6
Rossana Tenconi, Sonia Khirani, Alessandro Amaddeo, Caroline Michot, Geneviève Baujat, Vincent Couloigner, Livio De Sanctis, Syril James, Michel Zerah, Valérie Cormier-Daire, Brigitte Fauroux
Sleep-disordered breathing is a common feature in children with achondroplasia. The aim of our study was to review the poly(somno)graphic (P(S)G) findings and consequent treatments in children with achondroplasia followed in the national reference center for skeletal dysplasia. A retrospective review of the clinical charts and P(S)G of 43 consecutive children (mean age 3.9 ± 3.5 years) with achondroplasia seen over a period of 2 years was performed. Twenty four (59%) children had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239944/pancreatoduodenectomy-and-the-risk-of-complications-from-perioperative-fluid-administration
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Preetjote Gill, Terence C Chua, Yeqian Huang, Shreya Mehta, Anubhav Mittal, Anthony J Gill, Jaswinder S Samra
BACKGROUND: The dogma of administering sufficient intravenous fluids aggressively to avoid under-resuscitation has recently been challenged. Evidence suggests that excessive perioperative fluid administration may be associated with negative clinical outcomes in gastrointestinal surgery. This study examines the impact of fluid administration on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 202 patients undergoing PD between January 2004 and August 2015 was performed...
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239917/decrease-in-mortality-of-adult-epilepsy-patients-since-1980-lessons-learned-from-a-hospital-based-cohort
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C A Granbichler, W Oberaigner, G Kuchukhidze, J-P Ndayisaba, A Ndayisaba, A Taylor, G Bauer, G Luef, E Trinka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on mortality in patients with epilepsy have been available since the 1800s. They consistently show a 2-3-fold increase compared to the general population. Despite major advances in diagnostic tools and treatment options, there is no evidence for a decrease in premature deaths. The temporal trend of mortality in a hospital-based epilepsy cohort over three decades was assessed. METHODS: A hospital-based incidence cohort was recruited from a specialized epilepsy outpatient clinic at Innsbruck Medical University between 1980 and 2007, divided by decade into three cohorts and followed for 5 years after initial epilepsy diagnosis...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239886/fibrocartilaginous-mesenchymoma-of-bone-a-single-institution-experience-with-molecular-investigations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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M Gambarotti, A Righi, D Vanel, S Cocchi, S Benini, F M Elli, G Mantovani, P Ruggieri, S Boriani, D Donati, M Sbaraglia, A P Dei Tos, P Picci
AIMS: Fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma is a rare intraosseous lesion with a total of 25 cases described in the literature. This study describes the clinical, radiological, and histological features of eight new cases of fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma collected at a single institution between 1982 and 2016. The presence of GNAS and IDH1/2 mutations and MDM2 amplification was explored to evaluate possible links between fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma, fibrous dysplasia, dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, and low-grade osteosarcoma...
February 26, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239853/management-of-digital-mucous-cysts-a-systematic-review-and-treatment-algorithm
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REVIEW
Samer Jabbour, Elio Kechichian, Roger Haber, Roland Tomb, Marwan Nasr
Digital mucous cysts (DMC) are benign, highly recurrent lesions of the digits. To date, there is still no treatment agreement on the treatment of DMC. Herein, we review available data on treatment modalities, including both surgical and nonsurgical techniques, and to provide a practical algorithm for the management of DMC. A systematic review was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases. Articles studying the management of DMC were included in this review. A total of 40 articles were included in the review...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239833/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-in-a-randomized-clinical-trial-compared-with-a-concurrent-national-database
#11
E Stenberg, E Szabo, J Ottosson, I Näslund
BACKGROUND: RCTs are the standard for assessing medical interventions, but they may not be feasible and their external validity is sometimes questioned. This study aimed to compare results from an RCT on mesenteric defect closure during laparoscopic gastric bypass with those from a national database containing data on the same procedure, to shed light on the external validity of the RCT. METHODS: Patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery within an RCT conducted between 1 May 2010 and 14 November 2011 were compared with those who underwent the same procedure in Sweden outside the RCT over the same time interval...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239817/does-the-margin-width-influence-recurrence-rate-in-liver-surgery-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-smaller-than-5-cm
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C Lazzara, G Navarra, S Lazzara, A Barbera, C Saitta, G Raimondo, S Latteri, G Currò
OBJECTIVE: Liver surgery is considered a curative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but the importance of resection margin width remains controversial. The aim of this study is to clarify the role of 5-10 mm surgical margin width on post-operative recurrence and overall survival after resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed recurrence rate and overall survival rate of 72 patients who underwent curative hepatic resection for HCC smaller than 5 cm with 5-10 mm surgical margin width between January 2005 and December 2014...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239810/totally-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-atrial-myxomas-resection-and-atrial-septal-defect-repair
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L Deng, G-W Zhang, Z-H Liu, W-X Meng, H-Y Liu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of thoracoscopic surgery and traditional median sternotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 64 patients with atrial myxoma and 114 patients with atrial septal defect were collected from Mar 2012 to Aug 2015. 40 atrial myxoma and 77 atrial septal defect (ASD) patients underwent totally thoracoscopic surgery technique, while 24 atrial myxoma and 37 ASD patients underwent traditional median sternotomy...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239805/comparative-study-efficacy-of-closed-looptarget-controlled-infusion-of-cisatracurium-and-other-administration-methods-for-spinal-surgery-of-elderly-patients
#14
X-D Ma, J Yan, B-Z Dai, D-Q Kong, S-Y Du, B-P Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy of traditional administration, continuous pump injection, and closed-loop target controlled infusion of cisatracurium to determine the optimal method of drug administration, and to establish the individualized and rational administration of muscle relaxants in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 150 patients who underwent spinal surgery under tracheal intubation general anesthesia in our hospital from August 2013 to April 2015 were selected...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239803/nasal-hppsis-administration-enhances-ngf-and-tumor-suppressor-protein-p73-in-human-brain-cancer-tissues-preliminary-data
#15
L Aloe, M L Rocco, E Stigliano, F Angelini, M Iacoangeli, V Frari, F Salvinelli
OBJECTIVE: Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor known to play a critical role in growth, survival, differentiation and neuroprotection of peripheral sensory and sympathetic neurons, as well as brain neurons. We have recently reported that nasal administration of high-pressure isotonic physiological saline solution (HPpSIS) enhances the level of NGF and the expression of NGF receptors in neurons of the olfactory bulbs and forebrain cholinergic neurons of laboratory animals...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239802/anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-for-noncardiac-surgery
#16
C-Q Chen, X Wang, J Zhang, S-M Zhu
Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a challenge to the anesthesiologist, due to poor left systolic function, ventricular enlargement, risk of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Therefore, preoperative assessment and appropriate anesthetic management are important in patients with DCM. This review describes the preoperative evaluation and anesthesia considerations of patients with DCM undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Patient pathophysiology and clinical status, such as ventricular function, degree of myocardial fibrosis, resting heart rate and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein can affect survival rates...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239778/-minimally-invasive-bypass-surgery-for-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction-transcanalicular-laser-assisted-dacryocystorhinostomy
#17
K R Koch, C Cursiefen, L M Heindl
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the minimally invasive surgical procedure of transcanalicular laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (TKL-DCR) has gained importance in the treatment of primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstructions (PANDO). OBJECTIVES: Surgical indications, functional success rates, potential advantages, and complications of TKL-DCR are presented and compared with the standard procedures external (EXT-DCR) and endonasal DCR (EN-DCR). METHODS: The study comprises a PubMed literature review and our own clinical results...
February 26, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239759/primary-acquired-spondylodiscitis-shows-a-more-severe-course-than-spondylodiscitis-following-spine-surgery-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-159-cases
#18
Anja Tschugg, Sara Lener, Sebastian Hartmann, Andreas Rietzler, Sabrina Neururer, Claudius Thomé
Spondylodiscitis may arise primarily via hematogenous spread or direct inoculation of virulent organisms during spine surgery. To date, no comparative data investigating the differences between primary and postoperative spondylodiscitis is available. Thus, the purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate differences between these two etiologies. One hundred fifty-nine patients that were treated at our department were included in the retrospective analysis. The patients were categorized into two groups based on the etiology of spondylodiscitis: group NS, primary spondylodiscitis without prior spinal surgery; group S, spondylodiscitis following spinal surgery...
February 27, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239757/predictive-factor-of-secondary-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-for-aortic-stenosis-the-importance-of-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-diastolic-dysfunction
#19
Takashi Igarashi, Masahiro Tanji, Koki Takahashi, Keiichi Ishida, Satomi Sasaki, Hitoshi Yokoyama
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the predictors of secondary tricuspid regurgitation after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis. METHODS: Seventy-one patients, who underwent aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis at our institute from January 2006 to July 2011, were divided into two groups: an STR group, which included 15 patients with moderate or greater than moderate secondary tricuspid regurgitation at a follow-up visit and a control group...
February 26, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239663/radiographic-indices-for-lumbar-developmental-spinal-stenosis
#20
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Karen Ka Man Ng, Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
BACKGROUND: Patients with developmental spinal stenosis (DSS) are susceptible to developing symptomatic stenosis due to pre-existing narrowed spinal canals. DSS has been previously defined by MRI via the axial anteroposterior (AP) bony spinal canal diameter. However, MRI is hardly a cost-efficient tool for screening patients. X-rays are superior due to its availability and cost, but currently, there is no definition of DSS based on plain radiographs. Thus, the aim of this study is to develop radiographic indices for diagnosing DSS...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
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