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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728102/uterine-necrosis-following-a-combination-of-uterine-compression-sutures-and-vascular-ligation-during-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Saad Benkirane, Hanane Saadi, Badr Serji, Ahmed Mimouni
INTRODUCTION: The Postpartum bleeding is the first cause of maternal mortality in Morocco. It is an obstetrical emergency that requires a fast multimodal management including medical care, interventional procedure and in few cases a salvatory surgery. CLINICAL CASE: We report a rare case of uterine necrosis following postpartum hemorrhage, refractory to medical therapy, and which was controlled by a combination of uterine hemostatic techniques and vascular ligation three days after surgery, the patient developed a fever (39°C)...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725312/two-cases-of-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-with-intraperitoneal-free-air
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Kensuke Wada, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Masakazu Emori, Masanori Takada, Yusuke Nomura, Akihito Otsuka
Intraperitoneal free air (IFA) is sometimes accompanied by pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI); therefore, proper diagnosis is essential for PCI management. We report two cases of PCI with IFA. A 70-year-old female taking anti-psychotic medication for schizophrenia presented with repeated vomiting and high-grade fever. Computed tomography revealed small, linear gaseous cysts in the intestinal wall along with IFA. Although there was no sign of peritoneal irritation, intestinal perforation was not excluded...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721286/open-stone-surgery-a-still-in-use-approach-for-complex-stone-burden
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Özer Ural Çakici, Kemal Ener, Murat Keske, Serkan Altinova, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Mustafa Aldemir, Arslan Ardicoglu
INTRODUCTION: Urinary stone disease is a major urological condition. Endourologic techniques have influenced the clinical approach and outcomes. Open surgery holds a historic importance in the management of most conditions. However, complex kidney stone burden may be amenable to successful results with open stone surgery. In this article, we report our eighteen cases of complex urinary stone disease who underwent open stone removal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1701 patients have undergone surgical treatment for urinary stone disease in our clinic between July 2012 and July 2016, comprising eighteen patients who underwent open stone surgery...
June 30, 2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719483/difficult-intubation-and-ventilation-in-an-infant-with-retropharyngeal-abscess-with-mediastinal-extension
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Michael A Bruno, Tomas Drabek, Mioara D Manole
A previously healthy 7-month-old male infant presented for evaluation of fever, deceased oral intake, and intermittent noisy breathing. Physical examination revealed neck tenderness. Soft tissue neck radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scan supported a diagnosis of retropharyngeal swelling with extension to the superior mediastinum. Surgical exploration was planned, and endotracheal intubation was performed in the operating room. Significant cardiorespiratory derangements developed immediately after the tracheal tube was inserted, including hypotension, hypoxia, and bradycardia with signs of cardiac ischemia...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717539/single-session-vs-two-sessions-of-flexible-ureterosopy-furs-for-dusting-of-renal-pelvic-stones-2-3-cm-in-diameter-does-stone-size-or-hardness-play-a-role-in-number-of-sessions-to-be-applied
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Ahmed Mamdouh Abd El Hamed, Hazem Elmoghazy, Mohamed Aldahshoury, Ahmed Riad, Mohammed Mostafa, Fawzy Farag, Wael Gamal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the stone hardness in predicting the need for single or two sessions of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for renal pelvis stones of 2-3 cm in size. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-six patients (64 male and 32 female) with only renal stones (2.5±0.3 cm) underwent RIRS using flexible 7.5 Fr ureteroscope (FURS). The stone hardness was evaluated by preoperative non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT). The patients were divided into two groups based on stone hardness: Group I (n=54) (hard stones - Hounsfield Unit (HU) >1000) and group II (n=42) (not hard stone - HU <1000)...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706178/surgery-for-cardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-a-12-year-single-institution-experience
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Sabreen Mkalaluh, Marcin Szczechowicz, Saeed Torabi, Bashar Dib, Anton Sabashnikov, Ahmed Mashhour, Matthias Karck, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND We reviewed our clinical experience with cardiac papillary fibroelastoma from 2005 to 2017. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical and operative data, as well as the early survival rate and immediate postoperative complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 11 patients (eight males and three females) who underwent resection of cardiac papillary fibroelastoma in our institution. RESULTS Mean age at tumor diagnosis was 60±14 years. The mean dimension of the tumor was 14±11 mm...
July 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698421/-tricuspid-valve-repair-in-a-patient-with-isolated-tricuspid-valve-infective-endocarditis-with-pulmonary-embolism-report-of-a-case
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Hiroyuki Hara, Kenji Minakata, Kazuhisa Sakamoto, Yuki Kuroda, Toshio Harada, Taro Nakatsu, Tomohiro Nakata, Kyokun Uehara, Kazuhiro Yamasaki, Tadashi Ikeda
We report a case of 39-year-old man who developed tricuspid valve infective endocarditis with a complication of pulmonary embolism. He was transferred to our institution because of intermittent fever and enlargement of the vegetation of the tricuspid valve in spite of optimal antibiotics treatment. Computed tomography revealed pulmonary embolism, and transesophageal echocardiography showed a large and mobile vegetation (22×10 mm) on the tricuspid valve with moderate regurgitation. In addition, Streptococcus agalactiae was identified in blood cultures...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693850/early-postoperative-fever-workup-in-children-utilization-and-utility
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Kristine S Corkum, Catherine J Hunter, Julia E Grabowski, Timothy B Lautz
BACKGROUND: Early postoperative fever is common. Adult data indicate that workup is unnecessary in the early postoperative period, but comparable data in children is limited. The objectives are to determine the incidence of fever and the utilization and yield of tests ordered in children. METHODS: Single-institution, retrospective analysis of surgical patients undergoing an elective inpatient/observational surgery between 2011 and 2015 was performed. Early fever was defined >38...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693075/-preliminavy-clinical-study-of-the-treatment-of-hemorrhoids-by-superselective-embolization-of-superior-rectal-artery
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C S Luo, Y P Jia, A W Mao, W Yang
Objective: To investigate the safety and feasibility of the treatment of hemorrhoids by superselective arterial embolization. Methods: The clinical data of 15 patients with grade Ⅱ to Ⅳ hemorrhoids were collected who were treated by superselective SRA embolization.According to the number and shape of SRA in the vicinity of the dentate line, chosed coils, PVA particles and gelfoam particles, ethanol and bletilla mixture of gelfoam particles for embolization.And intraoperative operations, postoperative complications, follow-up treatment results were observed...
July 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677408/delayed-sigmoid-ischemic-rupture-following-open-repair-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Thomas Kotsis, Panagitsa Christoforou, Nikolaos Asaloumidis, Ioannis Papaconstantinou
Colon ischemia following aortic reconstruction is a severe complication with an incidence of 1% to 2% of the operated patients; this infrequent complication will be lethal for nearly half of these patients. Commonly, colon ischemia may be an intraoperative observation or an early postoperative finding. However, in the case presented here, sigmoid rupture and small and large intestine communication was revealed 3 months following repair of the abdominal aorta. A 71-year-old man, following open repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, went home on the fifth postoperative day...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675964/postoperative-blood-pressure-variability-exerts-an-influence-on-clinical-outcome-after-coil-embolization-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Bin Xu, Qiuhong Ji, Yunfeng Zhang, Lihua Shen, Maohong Cao, Kefu Cai
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of postoperative blood pressure (BP) variability on functional outcome in patients after coil embolization of ruptured aneurysms. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed their database of patients undergoing endovascular coiling to treat subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) between November 2011 and December 2014. BP values were recorded every 2 hours in the initial 24 hours after endovascular obliteration of ruptured aneurysms...
July 4, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665830/undiagnosed-pheochromocytoma-simulating-malignant-hyperthermia
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Nisha S Ramani, Robert Stoppacher, Ajaykumar C Morani, Charles Catanese
INTRODUCTION: Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors. They are surgically curable but can be lethal if remain undiagnosed. We report a patient earlier diagnosed with malignant hyperthermia but later found to have pheochromocytoma on autopsy. CASE REPORT: After a preprocedural pain block for elective right shoulder arthroscopy, a 53-year-old hypertensive white man developed chest pain. In the operating room, he had increased blood pressure...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660464/respiratory-tract-infection-caused-by-fonsecaea-monophora-after-kidney-transplantation
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Isabella Barbosa Cleinman, Sarah Santos Gonçalves, Marcio Nucci, Danielle Carvalho Quintella, Márcia Halpern, Tiyomi Akiti, Glória Barreiros, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Guilherme Santoro-Lopes
Fonsecaea spp. are melanized fungi which cause most cases of chromoblastomycosis. The taxonomy of this genus has been revised, now encompassing four species, with different pathogenic potential: F. pedrosoi, F. nubica, F. pugnacius, and F. monophora. The latter two species present wider clinical spectrum and have been associated with cases of visceral infection, most often affecting the brain. To our knowledge, this is the first report of proven case of F. monophora respiratory tract infection. A Brazilian 57-year-old-female patient underwent kidney transplantation on January 12, 2013...
June 28, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660135/perioperative-blood-management-strategies-for-patients-undergoing-total-knee-replacement-where-do-we-stand-now
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Tzatzairis Themistoklis, Vogiatzaki Theodosia, Kazakos Konstantinos, Drosos I Georgios
Total knee replacement (TKR) is one of the most common surgeries over the last decade. Patients undergoing TKR are at high risk for postoperative anemia and furthermore for allogeneic blood transfusions (ABT). Complications associated with ABT including chills, rigor, fever, dyspnea, light-headedness should be early recognized in order to lead to a better prognosis. Therefore, perioperative blood management program should be adopted with main aim to reduce the risk of blood transfusion while maximizing hemoglobin simultaneously...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657766/a-suspected-delayed-hemolytic-transfusion-reaction-mediated-by-anti-joa
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Ryan P Jajosky, Wendy C Lumm, Scott C Wise, Roni J Bollag, James F Shikle
A 32-year-old African-American woman with a history of sickle cell disease presented for surgical evaluation of left total hip arthroplasty due to avascular necrosis of the femoral head. In anticipation of a complex orthopedic procedure, pre-surgical blood work was ordered. The patient's Fenwal blood sample typed as group O, D+. Although the patient had a history of anti-Fya, the antibody identification was inconclusive, so the workup was sent to a reference laboratory. The patient was last transfused with red blood cells (RBCs) 2 years earlier, but had no history of transfusion reactions...
June 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656470/effectiveness-of-intervention-with-a-perioperative-multidisciplinary-support-team-for-radical-esophagectomy
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Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Fumitaka Endo, Yoshihiro Shioi, Motoi Kumagai, Takeshi Takahara, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno, Yusuke Kimura, Kenji Suzuki, Akira Sasaki
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention by a perioperative multidisciplinary support team for radical esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 85 consecutive patients with esophageal cancer who underwent radical esophagectomy via right thoracotomy or thoracoscopic surgery with gastric tube reconstruction. Twenty-one patients were enrolled in the non-intervention group (group N) from May 2011 to September 2012, 31 patients in the perioperative rehabilitation group (group R) from October 2012 to April 2014, and 33 patients in the multidisciplinary support team group (group S) from May 2014 to September 2015...
June 28, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653611/interval-versus-external-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-fractures-a-comparative-study
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Xianping Ma, Xudong Zheng, Wei Zhao, Zifeng Lu, Lei Xu, Yi Liu, Zhongcai Liu
PURPOSE: This retrospective study evaluated the efficacy and safety of internal fixation (IF) in the treatment of pelvic fractures (PF). METHODS: A total of 263 unstable PF patients were treated from February 2009 to April 2015. Patients were divided into two groups according to type of fixation used to treat their PF: 136 cases received IF surgery (IF group); and, 127 cases received external fixation (EF) surgery (EF group). Postoperative follow-ups were conducted to record the clinical data, perioperative clinical indicators, Matta scores for fracture displacements, Majeed scores for hip functions and postoperative complications...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652901/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-laser-lithotripsy-in-pregnancy
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Amir Reza Abedi, Farzad Allameh, Mohammad Reza Razzaghi, Behrouz Fadavi, Hamidreza Qashqai, Saman Najafi, Arash Ranjbar, Manouchehr Bashirian
Introduction: The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy and safety of laser lithotripsy in pregnant patients. Methods: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the 15 pregnant women who have been treated for ureteral stones with semi-rigid ureteroscope and holmium laser at our center between Januarys 2007and April 2015. Results: The mean age of patients and mean gestational age was 29.3 years old 27.3 weeks respectively. Mean size of stones was 7.84 mm. Twelve patients had renal colic, and hematuria was found in 3 cases...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652661/observation-of-the-effect-of-targeted-therapy-of-64-slice-spiral-ct-combined-with-cryoablation-for-liver-cancer
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Qiao-Huan Yan, Dian-Guo Xu, Yan-Feng Shen, Ding-Ling Yuan, Jun-Hui Bao, Hai-Bin Li, Ying-Gang Lv
AIM: To observe the effect of targeted therapy with 64-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) combined with cryoablation for liver cancer. METHODS: A total of 124 patients (142 tumors) were enrolled into this study. According to the use of dual-slice spiral CT or 64-slice spiral CT as a guide technology, patients were divided into two groups: dual-slice group (n = 56, 65 tumors) and 64-slice group (n = 8, 77 tumors). All patients were accepted and received targeted therapy by an argon-helium superconducting surgery system...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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