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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749085/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-prognostic-utility-of-platelet-indices-in-dogs-with-septic-peritonitis
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Efa A Llewellyn, Jeffrey M Todd, Leslie C Sharkey, Aaron Rendahl
OBJECTIVE: To characterize platelet indices at time of diagnosis of septic peritonitis in dogs and to assess the relationship between platelet parameter data and survival to discharge in dogs treated surgically. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, descriptive pilot study from 2009 to 2014. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Forty-eight dogs diagnosed with septic peritonitis were included in this study...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748803/serial-mri-scan-of-posterior-fossa-tumours-predict-patients-at-risk-of-developing-neurocognitive-impairment
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Ramadhan Othman, Kurdistan Gh Abdullah
Background: Brain tumours are the most common solid tumours in children. More than 50% of these tumours develop in the posterior cranial fossa. Long term survivors of posterior fossa tumours (PFT) suffer from neurocognitive and memory issues. We hypothesized that serial MRI scanning of brain would show differences in hippocampal and ACC volume change in PFT patients treated with and without chemo-radiotherapy. Material and Methods: Twelve patients (8 females and 4 males) underwent 76 serial MR imaging examinations before and during treatment for posterior fossa tumours...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748609/effectiveness-of-surgical-treatment-of-severe-macrocheilia-in-a-patient-with-orofacial-granulomatosis
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C Vassallo, N Rivetti, M Merlino, G Borroni, V Brazzelli
Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is the term given to a group of diseases characterized by the presence of non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation affecting the soft tissues of the orofacial region. Treatment of OFG is often challenging and unsatisfactory. We report on a 32-year-old man with a 2-year history of oedema and swelling of the upper lip without systemic symptoms. The history, clinical features and histopathological findings led to the diagnosis of cheilitis granulomatosa (CG), a disease included in the spectrum of OFG...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748443/adherence-to-guidelines-for-adult-non-gist-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-the-netherlands-a-plea-for-dedicated-sarcoma-centers
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Harald J Hoekstra, Rick L M Haas, Cornelis Verhoef, Albert J H Suurmeijer, Carla S P van Rijswijk, Ben G H Bongers, Winette T van der Graaf, Vincent K Y Ho
INTRODUCTION: Optimal management of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) remains a challenge. A nationwide survey assessed the quality of STS care in the Netherlands, thereby aiming to identify potentialities for improvement through more centralized disease management. METHODS: From the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR), data were obtained on 3317 adult STS patients (excluding gastrointestinal stromal tumor, GIST) diagnosed in 2006-2011. Logistic regression models were employed to compare outcomes on selected clinical indicators reflecting prevailing STS guidelines between high-volume (≥10 resections annually) and low-volume (<10 resections) hospitals, between academic and general hospitals, and between sarcoma research centers and other hospitals, adjusted for case mix...
July 26, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748419/can-we-train-military-surgeons-in-a-civilian-trauma-center
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H Uchino, V Y Kong, G V Oosthuizen, J L Bruce, W Bekker, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to review the trauma workload and operative exposure in a major South African trauma center and provide a comparison with contemporary experience from major military conflict. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients admitted to the PMTS following trauma were identified from the HEMR. Basic demographic data including mechanism of injury and body region injured were reviewed. All operative procedures were categorized. The total operative volume was compared with those available from contemporary literature documenting experience from military conflict in Afghanistan...
July 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747618/comprehensive-approach-for-post-prostatectomy-incontinence-in-the-era-of-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Nobuhiro Haga, Ruriko Takinami, Ryo Tanji, Akifumi Onagi, Kanako Matsuoka, Tomoyuki Koguchi, Hidenori Akaihata, Junya Hata, Soichiro Ogawa, Masao Kataoka, Yuichi Sato, Kei Ishibashi, Ken Aikawa, Yoshiyuki Kojima
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has enabled steady and stable surgical procedures due to both meticulous maneuvers and magnified, clear, 3-dimensional vision. Therefore, better surgical outcomes have been expected with RARP than with other surgical modalities. However, even in the RARP era, post-prostatectomy incontinence has a relatively high incidence as a bothersome complication. To overcome post-prostatectomy incontinence, it goes without saying that meticulous surgical procedures and creative surgical procedures, i...
July 26, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747264/free-flap-surgical-correction-of-facial-deformity-after-anteromedial-maxillectomy
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Shunji Sarukawa, Hideaki Kamochi, Tadahide Noguchi, Ataru Sunaga, Hirokazu Uda, Yoshiyuki Mori, Hiroshi Nishino, Kotaro Yoshimura
Anteromedial maxillectomy is typically performed in conjunction with low-dose radiotherapy and intraarterial chemotherapy. In doing so, the extent of surgical defects is reduced. However, nasal deviation and oral incompetence may ensue, due to cicatricial contracture of wounds, and may be distressing to these patients. Herein, we report a series of eight free perforator flap procedures (anterolateral thigh [ALT] flap, 6; thoracodorsal artery perforator [TAP] flap, 2) used to correct such deformities. The TAP flap was combined with scapular tip [ST] osseous flap in patients with added zygomatic prominence defects...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747252/analysis-of-the-tractive-force-pattern-on-a-knot-by-force-measurement-during-laparoscopic-knot-tying
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Kenta Takayasu, Kenji Yoshida, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Syunsuke Yoshimoto, Osamu Oshiro, Tadashi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Quantifying surgical skills assists novice surgeons when learning operative techniques. We measured the interaction force at a ligation point and clarified the features of the force pattern among surgeons with different skill levels during laparoscopic knot tying. METHODS: Forty-four surgeons were divided into three groups based on experience: 13 novice (0-5 years), 16 intermediate (6-15 years), and 15 expert (16-30 years). To assess the tractive force direction and volume during knot tying, we used a sensor that measures six force-torque values (x-axis: Fx, y-axis: Fy, z-axis: Fz, and xy-axis: Fxy) attached to a slit Penrose drain...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747054/towards-the-centralization-of-digestive-oncologic-surgery-changes-in-activity-techniques-and-outcome
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Cristian Tebé, Roger Pla, Josep Alfons Espinàs, Julieta Corral, Elisa Puigdomenech, Josep Maria Borràs, Joan M V Pons, Mireia Espallargues
The objective of the present study was to examine changes in the activity, surgical techniques and results from the process of centralization of complex digestive oncologic surgery in 2005-2012 as compared to 1996-2000. A retrospective cohort study employing the minimum basic data set of hospital discharge (MBDSHD 1996-2012) from public centers in Catalonia (Spain) was performed. The population consisted of individuals aged > 18 who underwent digestive oncologic surgery (esophagus, pancreas, liver, stomach or rectum)...
July 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746714/association-of-hospital-market-concentration-with-costs-of-complex-hepatopancreaticobiliary-surgery
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Marcelo Cerullo, Sophia Y Chen, Mary Dillhoff, Carl Schmidt, Joseph K Canner, Timothy M Pawlik
Importance: Trade-offs involved with market competition, overall costs to payers and consumers, and quality of care have not been well defined. Less competition within any given market may enable provider-driven increases in charges. Objective: To examine the association between regional hospital market concentration and hospital charges for hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical procedures. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study included all patients undergoing hepatic or pancreatic resection in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2011...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746290/the-associations-of-hospital-volume-surgeon-volume-and-surgeon-experience-with-complications-and-30-day-rehospitalization-after-free-tissue-transfer-a-national-population-study
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Elham Mahmoudi, Yiwen Lu, Shu-Chen Chang, Chia-Yu Lin, Yi-Chun Wang, Chee Jen Chang, Ming-Huei Cheng, Kevin C Chung
BACKGROUND: Greater provider volume is associated with better outcomes. There is, however, a paucity of evidence on volume-outcome associations for surgical complications and 30-day all-cause rehospitalization after free tissue transfer or free flap surgery. Surgical complications and frequent rehospitalization are important quality indicators that substantially hinder appropriate health care spending. The authors hypothesized that increased provider volume and surgeon experience are associated with lower complication and hospital readmission rates...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746237/abdominoplasty-with-lymphatic-microsurgery-for-patients-with-secondary-lower-extremity-lymphedema
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Shinsuke Akita, Yoshihisa Yamaji, Hideki Tokumoto, Naoki Adachi, Yoshitaro Sasahara, Yoshitaka Kubota, Motone Kuriyama, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with secondary lower extremity lymphedema (LEL) often develop suprapubic lymphedema. We developed a novel surgical method of shaping the lower abdomen and debulking suprapubic lymphedema with simultaneous reconstruction of lymphatic flow in case of LEL. METHODS: A skin incision in a fleur-de-lis pattern was performed for horizontal and vertical abdominal skin and fat resection. A caudal-based isosceles triangular flap was created on the central suprapubic region to reduce wound tension at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical incisions...
July 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746132/three-dimensional-cross-platform-planning-for-complex-spinal-procedures-a-new-method-adaptive-to-different-navigation-systems
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Michael Kosterhon, Angelika Gutenberg, Sven R Kantelhardt, Jens Conrad, Amr Nimer Amr, Joachim Gawehn, Alf Giese
STUDY DESIGN: A feasibility study. OBJECTIVE: To develop a method based on the DICOM standard which transfers complex 3-dimensional (3D) trajectories and objects from external planning software to any navigation system for planning and intraoperative guidance of complex spinal procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There have been many reports about navigation systems with embedded planning solutions but only few on how to transfer planning data generated in external software...
August 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742774/improving-adherence-to-intraoperative-lung-protective-ventilation-strategies-at-a-university-medical-center
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Sean A Josephs, Gretchen A Lemmink, Judith A Strong, Cassandra L Barry, William E Hurford
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative lung-protective ventilation (ILPV) is defined as tidal volumes <8 mL/kg ideal bodyweight and is increasingly a standard of care for major abdominal surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. In this study, we report the result of a quality improvement initiative targeted at improving adherence to ILPV guidelines in a large academic teaching hospital. METHODS: We performed a time-series study to determine whether anesthesia provider adherence to ILPV was affected by certain improvement interventions and patient ideal body weight (IBW)...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742691/impact-of-lymph-node-yield-on-overall-survival-in-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-followed-by-esophagectomy-for-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-the-netherlands
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Els Visser, Peter S N van Rossum, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of lymph node yield (LNY) on survival in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) followed by esophagectomy for cancer. BACKGROUND: The value of an extended lymphadenectomy after nCRT for esophageal cancer is debated. Recent reports demonstrate no association between LNY and survival. This association has not yet been evaluated in larger cohorts. METHODS: All patients who underwent nCRT followed by esophagectomy between 2005 and 2014 were identified from the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740451/mri-reduces-variation-of-contouring-for-boost-clinical-target-volume-in-breast-cancer-patients-without-surgical-clips-in-the-tumour-bed
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Noora Al-Hammadi, Palmira Caparrotti, Saju Divakar, Mohamed Riyas, Suparna Halsnad Chandramouli, Rabih Hammoud, Jillian Hayes, Maeve Mc Garry, Satheesh Prasad Paloor, Primoz Petric
BACKGROUND: Omitting the placement of clips inside tumour bed during breast cancer surgery poses a challenge for delineation of lumpectomy cavity clinical target volume (CTVLC). We aimed to quantify inter-observer variation and accuracy for CT- and MRI-based segmentation of CTVLC in patients without clips. PATIENTS AND METHODS: CT- and MRI-simulator images of 12 breast cancer patients, treated by breast conserving surgery and radiotherapy, were included in this study...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739708/venous-resection-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-impact-of-surgical-experience-on-early-postoperative-courses
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Theophile Guilbaud, Olivier Turrini, Coralie Lemoine, Yves Patrice LE Treut, Mehdi Ouaissi, Vincent Moutardier, Jean Robert Delpero
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of surgical experience on early postoperative courses after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with venous resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 134 patients were analyzed, 62 and 72 patients were resected in periods 1 (2005-2009) and 2 (2010-2014) respectively; 115 and 19 patients underwent PD with venous resection in high- and low-volume center groups respectively. RESULTS: Of the entire cohort, mortality rate was 4%...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738862/impact-of-ischemic-preconditioning-on-surgical-treatment-of-brain-tumors-a-single-center-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Arthur H A Sales, Melanie Barz, Stefanie Bette, Benedikt Wiestler, Yu-Mi Ryang, Bernhard Meyer, Martin Bretschneider, Florian Ringel, Jens Gempt
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ischemia is a frequent phenomenon in patients with brain tumors and is associated with postoperative neurological deficits and impaired overall survival. Particularly in the field of cardiac and vascular surgery, the application of a brief ischemic stimulus not only in the target organ but also in remote tissues can prevent subsequent ischemic damage. We hypothesized that remote ischemic preconditioning (rIPC) in patients with brain tumors undergoing elective surgical resection reduces the incidence of postoperative ischemic tissue damage and its consequences...
July 25, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737268/comparison-of-two-minimally-invasive-techniques-for-liver-biopsy-collection-in-dogs
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N Fernandez, J Del-Pozo, D Shaw, A I C Marques
OBJECTIVES: High-quality biopsy is an essential factor for the successful diagnosis of canine liver disease. The aim of this study was to compare various aspects of biopsies obtained by two different techniques: pretied ligating loop and cup biopsy forceps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen client-owned dogs underwent laparoscopic liver biopsies for diagnosis of liver disease. Biopsies were obtained from the same liver lobe using a pre-tied ligating loop and cup biopsy forceps...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736832/three-dimensional-echocardiography-for-predicting-postoperative-ventricular-volumes-after-surgical-ventricular-reconstruction-of-left-ventricular-aneurysm-a-case-based-presentation
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María Teresa Politi, Martín Federico Vivas, Eduardo Filipini, Iván Chillik, Laura Mariana Riznyk, Gustavo Avegliano, Ricardo Ronderos
Three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) may have a role in predicting final left ventricular volumes and clinical response after the surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) of left ventricular aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms. Left ventricle final volumes can be calculated through "virtual aneurysmectomy." We present a patient with a huge ventricular dilation combined with myocardial dissection, localized wall rupture, and aneurysm of the left ventricular apex after acute myocardial infarction in which accurate predictions from 3DTTE suggest potential clinical value...
July 23, 2017: Echocardiography
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