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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431066/limited-left-atrial-surgical-ablation-effectively-treats-atrial-fibrillation-but-decreases-left-atrial-function
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Marieke G Compier, Laurens F Tops, Jerry Braun, Katja Zeppenfeld, Robert J Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Serge A Trines
Aims: Limited left atrial (LA) surgical ablation with bipolar radiofrequency is considered to be an effective procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied whether limited LA surgical ablation concomitant to cardiac surgery is able to maintain LA function. Methods and Results: Thirty-six consecutive patients (age 66 ± 12 years, 53% male, 78% persistent AF) scheduled for valve surgery and/or coronary revascularization and concomitant LA surgical ablation were included...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430689/perioperative-outcomes-of-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy-compared-with-open-hysterectomy
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Bhargavi Gali, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, David J Plevak, Darrell Schroeder, Timothy O Wilson, Christopher J Jankowski
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of robotic hysterectomies (RH) are being performed. To provide ventilation (with pneumoperitoneum and steep Trendelenburg position) for these procedures, utilization of lung protective strategies with limiting airway pressures and tidal volumes is difficult. Little is known about the effects of intraoperative mechanical ventilation and high peak airway pressures on perioperative complications. We performed a retrospective review to determine whether patients undergoing RH had increased pulmonary complications compared to total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH)...
April 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
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Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429094/prospective-evaluation-of-scrotal-ultrasound-and-intratesticular-perfusion-by-color-coded-duplex-sonography-ccds-in-tese-patients-with-azoospermia
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Bora Altinkilic, Adrian Pilatz, Thorsten Diemer, Julia Wolf, Martin Bergmann, Sarah Schönbrunn, Uwe Ligges, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Wolfgang Weidner
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to assess whether CCDS might improve the outcome of testicular sperm retrieval in patients with azoospermia. Furthermore, we evaluated potential sonographic alterations of the testis before and after trifocal and Micro-TESE. METHODS: 78 patients were enrolled prospectively: 24 with obstructive azoospermia (OA) and 54 with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). 31 of 54 patients in the NOA group had negative surgical sperm retrieval...
April 20, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428940/factors-influencing-sperm-retrieval-following-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-nonobstructive-azoospermia-patients
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Peyman Salehi, Marzieh Derakhshan-Horeh, Zakiye Nadeali, Majid Hosseinzadeh, Erfan Sadeghi, Mohammad Hossein Izadpanahi, Mansour Salehi
OBJECTIVE: Azoospermia owing to testicular disorders is the most severe manifestation of male infertility. The main concern for patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) is the probability of successful sperm retrieval following testicular sperm extraction (TESE). Therefore, the goal of this study was to determine predictive factors correlated with sperm retrieval. METHODS: We assessed the testicular histopathological patterns, the choice of TESE surgical procedure, hormone levels, and chromosomal abnormalities in patients with NOA (n=170)...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428019/radiation-therapy-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-executive-summary-of-an-astro-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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David J Sher, David J Adelstein, Gopal K Bajaj, David M Brizel, Ezra E W Cohen, Aditya Halthore, Louis B Harrison, Charles Lu, Benjamin J Moeller, Harry Quon, James W Rocco, Erich M Sturgis, Roy B Tishler, Andy Trotti, John Waldron, Avraham Eisbruch
PURPOSE: To present evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) with definitive or adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The American Society for Radiation Oncology convened the OPSCC Guideline Panel to perform a systematic literature review investigating the following key questions: (1) When is it appropriate to add systemic therapy to definitive RT in the treatment of OPSCC? (2) When is it appropriate to deliver postoperative RT with and without systemic therapy following primary surgery for OPSCC? (3) When is it appropriate to use induction chemotherapy in the treatment of OPSCC? (4) What are the appropriate dose, fractionation, and volume regimens with and without systemic therapy in the treatment of OPSCC? RESULTS: Patients with stage IV and stage T3 N0-1 OPSCC treated with definitive RT should receive concurrent high-dose intermittent cisplatin...
April 11, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427271/the-value-of-pre-and-post-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-f-18-fdg-pet-ct-scans-in-breast-cancer-comparison-with-mri
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Eun Kyoung Choi, Ie Ryung Yoo, Sung Hun Kim, Sonya Youngju Park, Joo Hyun O, Bong Joo Kang
Background Accurate assessment of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) response with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may provide appropriate operation guidelines for individual breast cancer patients. Purpose To compare the values of PET/CT and MRI for response evaluation following NAC in breast cancer patients. Material and Methods Thirty-three consecutive patients who underwent NAC were included. PET/CT and MRI were performed before and one to four weeks after NAC...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426880/surgeon-volume-in-parathyroid-surgery-surgical-efficiency-outcomes-and-utilization
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Charles Meltzer, Marc Klau, Deepak Gurushanthaiah, Joanne Tsai, Di Meng, Linda Radler, Alvina Sundang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426673/lymph-node-volume-predicts-survival-but-not-nodal-clearance-in-stage-iiia-iiib-nsclc
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Vishesh Agrawal, Thibaud P Coroller, Ying Hou, Stephanie W Lee, John L Romano, Elizabeth H Baldini, Aileen B Chen, David Kozono, Scott J Swanson, Jon O Wee, Hugo J W L Aerts, Raymond H Mak
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) patients have poorer survival and local control with mediastinal node (N2) tumor involvement at resection. Earlier assessment of nodal burden could inform clinical decision-making prior to surgery. This study evaluated the association between clinical outcomes and lymph node volume before and after neoadjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT imaging of patients with operable LA-NSCLC treated with chemoradiation and surgical resection was assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426148/three-dimensional-finite-element-based-deformable-image-registration-for-evaluation-of-pleural-cavity-irradiation-during-photodynamic-therapy
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Rozhin Penjweini, Michele M Kim, Timothy C Zhu
PURPOSE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is used after surgical resection to treat the microscopic disease for malignant pleural mesothelioma and to increase survival rates. As accurate light delivery is imperative to PDT efficacy, the deformation of the pleural volume during the surgery is studied on its impact on the delivered light fluence. In this study, a three-dimensional finite element-based (3D FEM) deformable image registration is proposed to directly match the volume of lung to the volume of pleural cavity obtained during PDT to have accurate representation of the light fluence accumulated in the lung, heart and liver (organs-at-risk) during treatment...
April 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425686/if-time-matters-a-multicentre-review-of-minimally-invasive-hernia-repair-in-7176-cases
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Kai Witzel, Michael Weitzendorfer
BACKGROUND: In endoscopic hernia repair TEP and TAPP are seen as equivalent surgical techniques in quality, but not in procedure-time. METHODS: We compared the two most common procedures in endoscopic hernia surgery. Focussing on the duration of the surgical procedure, we analyzed 7176 endoscopic hernia operations in 25 hospitals retrospectively and compared it to the literature. RESULTS: In our study TEP (n=2799) took on average 59 minutes, TAPP (n=4377) took 67...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425273/radiation-therapy-for-biliary-tract-tumors-the-joint-experience-of-three-centers
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Mehmet Sinan Karabey, Eda Yirmibeşoğlu Erkal, Ahmet Yolcu, Bekir Hakan Bakkal, Özlem Ay, Maksut Görkem Aksu, Emine Binnaz Sarper, Haldun Şükrü Erkal
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study presents the joint experience of three centers in the treatment of patients with biliary tract tumors with radiation therapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 27 patients were retrospectively reviewed. All of the patients who had undergone surgical resection received postoperative adjuvant RT, whereas all of the patients who had not undergone a surgical resection received RT with palliative intent. Twenty patients with adequate performance status were treated with RT and chemotherapy, while the remaining seven patients were treated with RT alone...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425258/assessment-of-developmental-and-radiological-long-term-outcomeof-children-with-surgically-treated-midgut-volvulus
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Ahmet Murat Çakmak, Özlem Boybeyi Türer, Gülnur Göllü Bahadir, Bilge Türedi, Ufuk Ateş, Adalet Elçin Yildiz, Gönül Küçük, Ömer Suat Fitöz, Betül Ulukol, Mustafa Kemal Aslan, Tutku Soyer, Hüseyin Dindar
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim is to evaluate the long-term outcome of asymptomatic patients who underwent surgical correction for midgut volvulus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients managed surgically for midgut volvulus in the last 3 years were included. Demographic features, symptoms at presentation, diagnoses, surgical procedures, and complications were recorded. Patients were then contacted for follow-up and evaluation of long-term outcomes. General physical conditions, anthropometric parameters, feeding habits, and defecation histories were evaluated...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424082/subventricular-zones-new-key-targets-for-glioblastoma-treatment
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J Khalifa, F Tensaouti, A Lusque, B Plas, J-A Lotterie, A Benouaich-Amiel, E Uro-Coste, V Lubrano, E Cohen-Jonathan Moyal
BACKGROUND: We aimed to identify subventricular zone (SVZ)-related prognostic factors of survival and patterns of recurrence among patients with glioblastoma. METHODS: Forty-three patients with primary diagnosed glioblastoma treated in our Cancer Center between 2006 and 2010 were identified. All patients received surgical resection, followed by temozolomide-based chemoradiation. Ipsilateral (iSVZ), contralateral (cSVZ) and bilateral (bSVZ) SVZs were retrospectively segmented and radiation dose-volume histograms were generated...
April 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423128/peratrial-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defect-under-transesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-without-fluoroscopy-compared-to-conventional-on-pump-surgical-closure
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Zhixiang Guo, Chengxin Zhang, Huan Wang, Shenglin Ge
Objective: This study is designed to evaluate the advantages between peratrial device closure under transesophageal echocardiographic guidance and open heart surgery in atrial septal defect. Methods: From November 2011 to September 2014, 28 patients with atrial septal defect were treated. Fourteen patients received peratrial device closure under transesophageal echocardiographic guidance (TEE group) and 14 patients received cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB group). Clinical parameters during intraoperative and postoperative periods were examined...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422882/hospital-mortality-after-hip-fracture-surgery-in-relation-to-length-of-stay-by-care-delivery-factors-a-database-study
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Boris Sobolev, Pierre Guy, Katie J Sheehan, Eric Bohm, Lauren Beaupre, Suzanne N Morin, Jason M Sutherland, Michael Dunbar, Donald Griesdale, Susan Jaglal, Lisa Kuramoto
Two hypotheses were offered for the effect of shorter hospital stays on mortality after hip fracture surgery: worsening the quality of care and shifting death occurrence to postacute settings.We tested whether the risk of hospital death after hip fracture surgery differed across years when postoperative stays shortened, and whether care factors moderated the association.Analysis of acute hospital discharge abstracts for subgroups defined by hospital type, bed capacity, surgical volume, and admission time.153,917 patients 65 years or older surgically treated for first hip fracture...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422849/temporal-trends-in-centralization-and-racial-disparities-in-utilization-of-high-volume-hospitals-for-lung-cancer-surgery
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Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Bian Liu, Emanuele Leoncini, Raja Flores, Emanuela Taioli
Racial disparities have been suggested in hospital utilization and outcome for lung cancer surgery, but the effect of hospital centralization on closing this gap is unknown. We hypothesized that centralization has increased the utilization of high- or very-high-volume (HV/VHV) hospitals, a proxy for access to high-quality care, over the study period independently from race.Inpatient records were extracted from the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database (1995-2012) according to Clinical Modification of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision diagnosis codes 162...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422775/a-contemporary-assessment-of-acute-mechanical-ventilation-in-beijing-description-costs-and-outcomes
#18
Yanping Ye, Bo Zhu, Li Jiang, Qi Jiang, Meiping Wang, Lin Hua, Xiuming Xi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contemporary practice, outcomes, and costs related to mechanical ventilation among ICUs in China. DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Fourteen ICUs among 13 hospitals in Beijing, China. PATIENTS: Seven hundred ninety-three patients who received at least 24 hours of mechanical ventilation within the first 48 hours of ICU stay. INTERVENTION: None...
April 18, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421470/adrenalectomy-indications-and-options-for-treatment
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Alemanno Giovanni, Bergamini Carlo, Prosperi Paolo, Valeri Andrea
The history of adrenal surgery is longstanding. Firstly described in 1889 by Thornton, the open adrenalectomy has been for decades the only surgical approach to adrenal diseases. Nowadays, instead, several approaches to adrenal glands have been described in the literature, such as laparoscopic adrenalectomy, robotic-assisted procedure and single-incision technique. Actually, laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered as the gold standard treatment for adrenal lesions. In fact, all functional tumors, including pheochromocytoma, are candidates for a laparoscopic approach in the absence of other contraindications...
April 18, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421162/r-ideal-a-framework-for-systematic-clinical-evaluation-of-technical-innovations-in-radiation-oncology
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Helena M Verkooijen, Linda G W Kerkmeijer, Clifton D Fuller, Robbert Huddart, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Marcel Verheij, Stella Mook, Arjun Sahgal, Emma Hall, Chris Schultz
The pace of innovation in radiation oncology is high and the window of opportunity for evaluation narrow. Financial incentives, industry pressure, and patients' demand for high-tech treatments have led to widespread implementation of innovations before, or even without, robust evidence of improved outcomes has been generated. The standard phase I-IV framework for drug evaluation is not the most efficient and desirable framework for assessment of technological innovations. In order to provide a standard assessment methodology for clinical evaluation of innovations in radiotherapy, we adapted the surgical IDEAL framework to fit the radiation oncology setting...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
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