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Ahmed Mohey, Mohamed Alhefnawy, Mostafa Mahmoud, Rabea Gomaa, Tarek Soliman, Shabieb Ahmed, Yasser A Noureldin
INTRODUCTION: To assess the conversion rate during fluoroless-ureteroscopy (URS) and evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of fluoroless-URS as a definitive management of distal ureteral calculi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between May 2013 and August 2015, patients with radio-opaque distal ureteral calculi of ≤ 1 cm in size were randomized to undergo fluoroless-URS or standard URS. Patients with previous ureteral surgery, ureteral kinking, ureteral stricture, single kidney, additional proximal ureteral or renal calculi, uncontrolled coagulopathy, and/or congenital anomalies of the urinary tract were excluded...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
Lin Wang, Yingze Zhang, Zhaohui Song, Hengrui Chang, Ye Tian, Fei Zhang
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate the novel method of using elastic bionic fixation device in treating the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (DTS) injury. METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2014, 17 subjects with ankle fractures combined with DTS separation were treated by the elastic bionic fixation device. The syndesmotic parameters, healing, functional scores, and possible complications were recorded. RESULTS: All patients had a mean follow-up of 23...
March 9, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Michel D Crema, Catherine Phan, Anne Miquel, Celine Quach, Lionel Arrivé, Yves Menu
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to evaluate the distribution and severity of cartilage damage in a sample of patients with scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC), assessed on MDCT arthrography, with regard to two well-known SNAC staging systems. Secondarily, we wanted to see if the degree of cartilage damage varied with the location of the nonunion. METHODS: We retrospectively included 35 patients with a history of SNAC who had undergone MDCT arthrography. The location of the fracture was defined as the proximal, middle, or distal third of the scaphoid...
March 8, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Marie Teresa Nawka, Jan Sedlacik, Andreas Frölich, Maxim Bester, Jens Fiehler, Jan-Hendrik Buhk
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate multiparametric MRI including non-contrast and contrast-enhanced morphological and angiographic techniques for intracranial aneurysms treated with the single-layer Woven EndoBridge (WEB) embolization system applying simultaneous digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the reference of standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with incidental and acute ruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with a WEB device (WEB SL and WEB SLS) between March 2014 and June 2016 in our neurovascular center with early (within 7 days) postinterventional multiparametric MRI as well as mid-term (5-8 months) follow-up MRI and DSA available...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
T Finnigan, N Makaram, A Baumann, K Ramesh, R Mohil, M Srinivasan
BACKGROUND: Ulnar shortening osteotomy is a well-established treatment for ulnar impaction syndrome. Controversy remains regarding the most effective system to achieve efficient bony union, whilst minimising incidence of complications, particularly hardware irritation. We present outcomes at 2 years using the recently released low profile AO osteotomy system. METHODS: 32 consecutive patients with significant pain from ulnar impaction syndrome (idiopathic or post-traumatic), without degenerative changes of the distal radio-ulnar joint, were included...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Murat Çalbıyık, Deniz Ipek
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes of volar plate versus intramedullary nailing for fixation of distal radius fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 64 patients with extra-articular and simple intra-articular fractures of the distal radius who underwent intramedullary fixation using volar locking plate (n=35, mean age 47.3±16.4 years, 82.9% female) or intramedullary nailing (n=29, mean age 51.3±10.1 years, 58.6% female). Outcome measures were range of motion (ROM); visual analog scale (VAS); Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) score; Gartland-Werley score; Stewart score; and radiographic findings...
January 30, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Murat Çalbıyık, Deniz Ipek
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of using Sonoma WRx versus Micronail intramedullary nailing for the fixation of distal radius fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 68 patients with primarily extra-articular and simple intra-articular fractures of the distal radius who underwent intramedullary distal radius fixation using Sonoma WRx (n=39) or Micronail (n=29) intramedullary nails were enrolled in the study. The clinical outcome measures included the range of motion (ROM), visual analog scale (VAS), functional outcomes (patient-reported Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [DASH] score and clinician-based Gartland-Werley score), radiographic scores (Stewart score), and parameters related to the quality of radiographic reduction and complications (radial inclination, volar tilt, radial height, and radio-ulnar variance)...
January 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Ümit Yaşar Sinan, Burcu Dirlik Serim, Rukiye Yıldırım, Özge Çetinarslan, Mehmet Serdar Küçükoğlu
Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infectious disease that affects the endothelium of the large intrathoracic vessels, heart valves, and intra-cardiac foreign body material. A 20-year-old woman was admitted to the cardiology department with complaints of fever and palpitations. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve, aortic root enlargement, and aortic coarctation. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve, but there was no vegetation. Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus was identified on a blood culture...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
M Burnier, M Le Chatelier Riquier, G Herzberg
BACKGROUND: Considering articular distal radius fractures treated with volar plate, we hypothesized that articular radio-carpal displacement was better reduced with arthroscopic control than with only fluoroscopic control. METHODS: Forty patients with similar articular radius fracture (type C according to AO classification) and high functional needs were treated with volar plate fixation. They were divided in two comparative groups: 20 patients in Fluoroscopic group and 20 patients in Arthroscopic group...
December 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Hirotaka Okubo, Chojo Futenma, Hideyuki Sunagawa, Masaki Kinjo, Fuminori Kanaya
BACKGROUND: Radius osteotomy is one of the standard surgical procedures for the treatment of Kienböck's disease. Unfortunately, radius osteotomy can result in an incongruous distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUj) postoperatively, because the procedure is performed proximal to the DRUj. METHODS: A very distal radius wedge osteotomy was performed as a 15-degree lateral closing wedge osteotomy with the apex of the wedge distal to that of conventional lateral closing wedge osteotomy; this procedure was developed to avoid postoperative incongruous DRUj...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Isam Alobid, Cristóbal Langdon, Mauricio López-Chacon, Joaquim Enseñat, Ricardo Carrau, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Alfonso Santamaría
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Endonasal surgeries are the primary cause of septal perforation (SP). However, trauma, inflammation, infections, neoplasms, or abuse of inhaled drugs can also cause SP. Septal repair is indicated in patients who experience nasal obstruction, crusting, intermittent epistaxis, purulent discharge, or nasal whistling and in those who fail conservative treatment. Multiple approaches have been suggested to repair the SP; however, none has been universally adopted. This study explores the feasibility of repairing a total SP using the pericranial flap (PCF)...
November 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
Sylke Haal, Jeanin E van Hooft, Erik A J Rauws, Paul Fockens, Rogier P Voermans
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Recent literature suggests that chemo(radio)therapy might reduce the patency of plastic stents in patients with malignant biliary obstruction. Whether this might also be valid for other types of stents is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of chemo(radio)therapy on the patency of fully-covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) and plastic stents. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of patients with distal malignant biliary obstruction who underwent biliary stent placement between April 2001 and July 2015...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
Bruno Di Maggio, Pasquale Sessa, Patrizia Mantelli, Pietro Maniscalco, Fabrizio Rivera, Giorgio Maria Calori, Luigi Bisogno, Gabriele Scaravilli, Marco Caforio
INTRODUCTION: Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with plate and screws represents the recommended treatment for unstable intra-articular distal radius fractures. Although significant progresses in surgical technique have been made, anatomical reconstruction of radio-carpal articular surface still represent a difficult task, especially in multifragmentary fractures. Available PEEK reinforced-carbon fiber composite radiolucent devices allow both an easier and more careful assessment of intra-operative reduction of the articular surface of distal radius and prompt correction of any residual step deformity...
October 2017: Injury
Sonia Medina, Luigi Tamè, Matthew R Longo
Identifying the spatial location of touch on the skin surface is a fundamental function of our somatosensory system. Despite the fact that stimulation of even single mechanoreceptive afferent fibres is sufficient to produce clearly localised percepts, tactile localisation can be modulated also by higher level processes such as body posture. This suggests that tactile events are coded using multiple representations using different coordinate systems. Recent reports provide evidence for systematic biases on tactile localisation task, which are thought to result from a supramodal representation of the skin surface...
October 10, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
Mohamed Ali Kedous, Ahmed Msakni, Wael Chebbi, Mourad Zaraa, Mondher Mbarek
The Essex-Lopresti injury is an extremely rare condition combining radial head or neck fracture, distal radio-ulnar joint dislocation and rupture of the interosseous membrane. However, there are rare or unusual varieties or associated injuries. We report a case of a 46-year-old woman with a posterior dislocation of the radio-humeral joint, a radial shaft fracture, and a distal radio-ulnar joint dislocation. She underwent open reduction and internal fixation of the radial shaft fracture followed by an immobilization by a long elbow splint in supination for 6 weeks...
March 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Marjolein A M Mulders, Lili J Fuhri Snethlage, Robert-Jan O de Muinck Keizer, J Carel Goslings, Niels W L Schep
The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the functional outcomes of patients with a distal radius fracture with and without a concomitant fracture of the ulnar styloid process. A systematic literature search was performed to identify all studies comparing patients with a distal radius fracture with and without an ulnar styloid process fracture. The initial search revealed 511 articles, of which 12 articles with a total of 2243 patients were included; 1196 patients with and 1047 patients without an ulnar styloid process fracture...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
V Fontaine, M Grunberg, J Soret, K El-Youssef, L-E Gayet, R Taberne
BACKGROUND: Die-punch intra-articular fractures of the distal radius raise surgical challenges. The residual articular step-off must be less than 1mm to prevent the development of radio-carpal osteoarthritis. The objectives of this cadaver study were to evaluate whether cementoplasty was effective in reducing die-punch fractures and to determine whether this technique was feasible as an arthroscopic procedure. HYPOTHESIS: Cementoplasty performed as an arthroscopic procedure is effective in treating die-punch fractures...
February 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
S Köhler, K Koch, A Arsalan-Werner, I M Mehling, J Seegmüller, H Krimmer, Michael Sauerbier
OBJECTIVE: Total wrist arthrodesis to improve functional use of the hand by reducing pain and increasing grip strength. INDICATIONS: Painful destruction of the radio- and midcarpal joints. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Analgesia and satisfactory hand function after motion-preserving surgical or conservative treatment. Chronic joint infection. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Posterior approach to the wrist. Removal of articular surfaces destroyed all the way down to cancellous bone...
September 12, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Gloria Maria Hohenberger, Angelika Maria Schwarz, Andreas Heinrich Weiglein, Renate Krassnig, Sabine Kuchling, Michael Plecko
A study was undertaken to examine the presence of the distal oblique bundle of the forearm in a large sample in order to describe its true prevalence. The study sample consisted of 200 cadaveric forearms. Fifteen were excluded due to defects in the distal interosseous membrane. In the remaining 185 specimens, the distal interosseous membrane was examined following removal of soft tissue, to determine whether a distal oblique bundle was present and whether there were connecting fibres to the distal radio-ulnar joint...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Basak Mansiz-Kaplan, Merve Akdeniz-Leblecicier, Ilker Yagci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between extramedian spreading of sensorial symptoms and median and ulnar nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) and to compare the ultrasonographic and electrophysiological findings in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with or without extramedian sensory symptoms. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with CTS were divided into two groups as with or without extramedian symptoms and were assessed clinically, electrophysiologically and ultrasonographically by three blind investigators...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
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