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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346828/dynamic-posterior-stabilization-versus-posterior-lumbar-intervertebral-fusion-a-matched-cohort-study-based-on-the-spine-tango-registry
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Kathrin S Bieri, Kelly Goodwin, Emin Aghayev, Hans-Joachim Riesner, Ralph Greiner-Perth
PURPOSE:  The primary aim of dynamic stabilization is to stabilize the spine and preserve function without overstressing adjacent segments, which is a potential risk of fusion surgery. However, direct comparative analyses of the two approaches are still limited, and little is known about the association of patient-reported outcomes with these treatment options. OBJECTIVE:  To compare the clinical outcomes of dynamic posterior stabilization using the DSS Stabilization System (Paradigm Spine, LLC, New York, New York, United States) versus posterior lumbar intervertebral fusion (PLIF) based on data from a spine registry...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346781/laparoscopic-nephron-sparing-calycectomy-for-treating-fraley-s-syndrome
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Francesco Porpiglia, Riccardo Bertolo, Enrico Checcucci, Daniele Amparore, Matteo Manfredi, Cristian Fiori
Background/Aims/Objectives: Various nephron-sparing approaches were described as part of surgical management for Fraley's syndrome, a rare anatomic variant of the renal vascular anatomy that compresses the upper pole infundibulum resulting in an upper calyceal obstruction and dilatation, with symptoms of flank pain and hematuria. To date, descriptions of minimally invasive correction techniques are anecdotal. METHODS: A retroperitoneal pure laparoscopic approach using the nephron-sparing technique was chosen in the presented case...
January 18, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346570/implementation-status-of-morbidity-and-mortality-conferences-in-swiss-hospitals-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-study
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Isabelle Praplan-Rudaz, Yvonne Pfeiffer, David L B Schwappach
Objective: To determine the implementation status and current practice of morbidity and mortality conferences (M&MCs) in Switzerland. Design: A national cross-sectional online survey was conducted in spring 2017. The questionnaire focused on overall goals, structure and procedures of hospital M&MCs. Further topics included satisfaction, perceived effectiveness and support requirements. Setting: A total of 913 chief physicians of surgery and internal medicine, and specialist fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology and intensive care from Swiss acute care hospitals were invited to the survey...
January 16, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346403/prime-incision-a-minimally-invasive-approach-to-breast-cancer-surgical-treatment-a-2-cohort-retrospective-comparison-with-conventional-breast-conserving-surgery
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Silvio Eduardo Bromberg, Patricia Rodrigues Alves de Figueiredo Moraes, Felipe Ades
The prime incision technique is an oncoplastic surgery aimed to remove both the breast tumor and the sentinel lymph node through one incision, thus providing better aesthetic results than the conventional breast conservative two incision technique. We retrospectively evaluated 2 cohorts of 60 consecutive breast cancer patients operated by either conventional breast conservative surgery (N = 26) or one incision surgery (N = 34). There were no recurrence or death events observed in any group. No difference was seen regarding the incidence of surgical complications...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346253/an-innovative-solution-for-prolonged-air-leaks-the-customized-endobronchial-silicone-blocker
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Ravindra M Mehta, Abhinav Singla, Rajani S Bhat, Rakesh Godara, Chakravarthi Lokanath, Michael Cutaia
BACKGROUND: Prolonged air leak (PAL) is a life-threatening condition that can present either as bronchopleural fistula, or alveolar-pleural fistula (APF). Although numerous bronchoscopic treatments are described, they are either expensive, not widely available in the developing world or have limited success. We describe our experience with a novel customized endobronchial silicone blocker (CESB) for PAL treatment. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of PAL patients who underwent CESB placement...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346027/postsurgical-outcomes-and-surgical-completeness-of-robotic-thyroid-surgery-a-single-surgeon-s-experience-on-700-cases
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Eon-Bin Kim, Jae Won Cho, Yu-Mi Lee, Tae-Yon Sung, Jong Ho Yoon, Ki-Wook Chung, Suck Joon Hong
BACKGROUND: Advanced technology and understanding of robotic surgical system have rendered robotic thyroid surgery more expanding. The aim of this study was to identify the periodic changes in postsurgical outcomes of robotic thyroid surgery performed by a single surgeon. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 700 robotic thyroid surgery cases using gasless trans-axillary approach. RESULTS: All patients underwent successful operations without conversion to open surgery, and were mostly younger than 45 years, female, less-extended thyroid surgery and lymph node dissection, and thyroid cancer...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346011/minimally-invasive-management-of-severe-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease
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Luigi Pascarella, Maen Aboul Hosn
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a complex and highly prevalent pathology. It has been estimated that ∼8.5 million people in the United States are affected by PAD, of which 12%-20% are older than age 60. The TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) guidelines classified aortoiliac atherosclerotic disease based on morphology and level of lesions. TASC II guidelines recommend bilateral surgical bypass to the femoral arteries for TASC II C and D lesions. The aortobifemoral bypass (ABF) has been considered the gold standard in the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345686/reversal-agents-for-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Jerrold H Levy, James Douketis, Jeffrey I Weitz
The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) include dabigatran, which inhibits thrombin, and apixaban, betrixaban, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban, which inhibit coagulation factor Xa. Although clinical studies of NOACs were conducted without antidotes, patient outcomes with major bleeding when receiving NOACs were no worse than those in patients treated with a vitamin K antagonist. Nonetheless, in patients with life-threatening bleeding or requiring urgent surgery, the capacity for rapid NOAC reversal is likely to increase patient safety...
January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345155/minimally-invasive-adrenal-surgery-virtue-or-vice
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Jared S Winoker, David T Ahlborn, Olamide O Omidele, Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, Ithaar H Derweesh, Reza Mehrazin
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy associated with poor prognosis despite available treatments. In patients with localized or locally advanced disease, complete resection with negative margins offers the only potential for cure. Unfortunately, most patients develop local and distant recurrence following initial resection highlighting the importance of meticulous surgical technique in the hands of an experienced surgeon. While minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has supplanted open surgery for small to medium-sized benign adrenal tumors, controversy surrounds the use of MIS for resection of ACC...
January 18, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344788/intracorporeal-versus-extracorporeal-anastomosis-after-laparoscopic-left-colectomy-for-splenic-flexure-cancer-results-from-a-multi-institutional-audit-on-181-consecutive-patients
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Marco Milone, Pierluigi Angelini, Giovanna Berardi, Morena Burati, Francesco Corcione, Paolo Delrio, Ugo Elmore, Maria Lemma, Michele Manigrasso, Alfredo Mellano, Andrea Muratore, Ugo Pace, Daniela Rega, Riccardo Rosati, Ernesto Tartaglia, Giovanni Domenico De Palma
Although intracorporeal anastomosis has been demonstrated to be safe and effective after right colectomy, limited data are available about its efficacy after left colectomy for colon cancer located in splenic flexure. A multi-institutional audit was designed, including 92 patients who underwent laparoscopic left colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis (IA) compared with 89 matched patients who underwent a laparoscopic left colectomy with extracorporeal anastomosis (EA). There was no significant difference in terms of age, sex, BMI, and ASA score between the two groups...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344784/the-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-pure-laparoscopic-repeat-hepatectomy
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Yusuke Ome, Kazuki Hashida, Mitsuru Yokota, Yoshio Nagahisa, Kazushige Yamaguchi, Michio Okabe, Kazuyuki Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Repeat hepatectomy is often required for hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic tumors. However, this procedure is technically challenging, so laparoscopic repeat hepatectomy (LRH) has not been widely adopted. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of LRH compared with open repeat hepatectomy (ORH) and laparoscopic primary hepatectomy (LPH). METHODS: We introduced laparoscopic hepatectomy at our institution in April 2014...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344722/benefit-of-the-addition-of-hormone-therapy-to-neoadjuvant-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-comparison-of-predicted-and-observed-pcr
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Daniele Generali, Silvia Paola Corona, Lajos Pusztai, Roman Rouzier, Giovanni Allevi, Sergio Aguggini, Manuela Milani, Carla Strina, Albane Frati
INTRODUCTION: Neoadjuvant hormonal therapy is generally considered a valid option for hormone receptor positive breast cancer (BC) patients who are unfit for chemotherapy or surgery. AIMS: Whilst numerous studies analyzed efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (CT) or endocrine therapy (HT) alone in hormone receptor positive patients, there is a lack of research looking at the usefulness of a preoperative combinatorial approach of CT and HT in this patient subgroup...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344569/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-with-an-over-the-scope-clip-device-ftrd-in-the-colorectum-results-from-a-university-tertiary-referral-center
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Francesco Vitali, Andreas Naegel, Juergen Siebler, Markus F Neurath, Timo Rath
Background and study aims:  The full-thickness resection device (FTRD) represents a novel endoscopic treatment method for lesions unresectable with conventional endoscopic techniques. The overall aim of this study was to evaluate technical success and in toto resection rates, recurrence rates, as well as immediate or late complications in patients who underwent polyp removal with the FTRD. Patients and methods:  Data from a prospectively collected database of 12 patients who underwent 13 over-the-scope clip-based full-thickness resections between June 2015 and June 2017 were analyzed...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344522/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-strategic-considerations
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Vicente Morales-Oyarvide, Zhi Ven Fong, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Andrew L Warshaw
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) are cystic neoplasms with the potential for progression to pancreatic cancer. Recognized by the global medical community just over two decades ago, IPMN have gained great epidemiological and clinical relevance thanks to the widespread use of cross-sectional abdominal imaging, which has led to a surge in the number of incidental pancreatic cysts being diagnosed. As our understanding of this disease has improved, we now know that some IPMN have a very elevated risk of cancer and require surgical resection, while others are low-risk lesions and can be followed...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344438/new-therapeutic-approaches-in-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-associated-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Fatima Saleem, Syed W Rizvi
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a pathophysiological disorder affecting reproductive and metabolic indices. PCOS is commonly associated with a high prevalence of insulin resistance and obesity; this association carries an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and cardiovascular disease. Guidelines recommend lifestyle modification, metformin, hormonal contraceptives (HCs), and bariatric surgery as the main treatment options in obese patients with PCOS. Studies are being conducted to test the efficacy of existing treatment options as well as to discover new therapies...
November 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344430/an-improved-humanized-mouse-model-for-excisional-wound-healing-using-double-transgenic-mice
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Michael S Hu, Justin Cheng, Mimi R Borrelli, Tripp Leavitt, Graham G Walmsley, Elizabeth R Zielins, Wan Xing Hong, Alexander T M Cheung, Dominik Duscher, Zeshaan N Maan, Dre M Irizarry, Brad Stephan, Fereydoun Don Parsa, Derrick C Wan, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Hermann Peter Lorenz, Michael T Longaker
Objective: Splinting full-thickness cutaneous wounds in mice has allowed for a humanized model of wound healing. Delineating the epithelial edge and assessing time to closure of these healing wounds via macroscopic visualization have remained a challenge. Approach: Double transgenic mice were created by crossbreeding K14-Cre and ROSAmT/mG reporter mice. Full-thickness excisional wounds were created in K14-Cre/ROSAmT/mG mice (n = 5) and imaged using both normal and fluorescent light on the day of surgery, and every other postoperative day (POD) until wound healing was complete...
January 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344232/novel-combination-of-paraspinal-keyhole-surgery-with-a-tubular-retractor-system-leads-to-significant-improvements-in-lumbar-intraspinal-extramedullary-schwannomas
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Yuandong Zhuang, Gangfeng Cai, Chaofeng Fu, Weiqiang Zhang, Wei Zhao, Rui Wang, Chunhua Wang, Songsheng Shi, Chunmei Chen
The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of combining paraspinal keyhole surgery with a tubular retractor system for the microsurgical removal of lumbar intraspinal extramedullary schwannomas. A retrospective analysis was conducted of 56 patients with lumbar intraspinal extramedullary schwannomas who were treated using the microsurgical paraspinal keyhole approach with a tubular retractor system. The mean ± standard deviation was calculated for the following parameters: Surgery time (96...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344227/sirolimus-treatment-for-cirrhosis-or-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-accompanied-by-psoriasis-after-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#18
Lin Zhou, Guo-Sheng Du, Li-Chao Pan, Yong-Gen Zheng, Zhi-Jia Liu, Hai-Da Shi, Shao-Zhen Yang, Xian-Jie Shi, Meng Xuan, Li-Kui Feng, Zhi-Dong Zhu
There is currently no consensus on the most suitable therapeutic approach for psoriasis (PS) co-existing with posthepatic cirrhosis (PCs) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following liver transplantation (LT). The present study provides an analysis of the therapeutic experience of such patients. Five LT recipients (two with PC and three with HCC) with accompanying PS were included. The induction program consisted of methylprednisolone plus basiliximab treatment. The initial postoperative treatment scheme consisted of tacrolimus (FK506) plus mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and hormone; the latter was withdrawn 1 week after LT...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344212/coexistence-of-sarcoidosis-and-metastatic-lesions-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-dilemma
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Christoph Spiekermann, Meike Kuhlencord, Sebastian Huss, Claudia Rudack, Daniel Weiss
Sarcoidosis, a chronic, inflammatory disease that affects various different organs, is characterized by noncaseating epitheloid granulomas. This systemic inflammatory process is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Several cases of sarcoidosis that mimic metastatic tumor progression in radiological findings have been reported so far. However, there are also cases that have presented a coexistence of sarcoidosis and metastasis, which have caused a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. Due to inadequate current therapies, a reliable differentiation between benign and malignant lesions is crucial...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344163/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-parathyroid-carcinoma-a-retrospective-review-of-234-cases
#20
Peisong Wang, Shuai Xue, Shuo Wang, Zhi Lv, Xianying Meng, Guimin Wang, Wei Meng, Jia Liu, Guang Chen
Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is one of the rarest known types of cancer and has a moderate prognosis, with estimated 5- and 10-year overall survival rates between 78-85% and between 49-70%, respectively. To raise awareness of this disease, and to optimize its diagnosis, clinical management and prognosis, the present study retrospectively reviewed 234 cases of PC. A total of 226 cases of PC, which were archived between 1984 and 2015 in the three major databases of the Chinese population, were retrieved and pooled with the 8 cases diagnosed and treated at the Department of Thyroid Surgery of The First Hospital of Jilin University (Changchun, China) between June 2008 and December 2015...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
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