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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920039/treatment-option-for-refractory-postherpetic-neuralgia-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-two-case-reports
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Sun Kyung Park, Yun Suk Choi
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a severe neuropathic pain syndrome. The treatment of PHN is complex and refractory in some patients. We present two cases with refractory anterior abdominal wall pain due to PHN that were successfully treated with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. The TAP block seems to be an alternative for patients with PHN who suffer from anterior abdominal wall pain accompanied by allodynia and hyperalgesia and do not respond to the existing conservative treatments.
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919227/asymptomatic-ischemic-risks-in-microsurgical-clipping-for-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-in-anterior-circulation
#2
Katsuhiro Shinagawa, Toshinori Matsushige, Takahito Okazaki, Daizo Ishii, Nobuhiko Ichinose, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Kaoru Kurisu
BACKGROUND: The ischemic risk in prophylactic treatments of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is a serious health concern. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the incidence and characteristics of ischemic events in microsurgical clipping (MC) of anterior circulation UIAs. METHODS: Ischemic events were prospectively evaluated before and after surgery between April 2011 and March 2017. The location, volume, minimum value of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADCMIN) in high-intensity spots (HIS) on 3T MR Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and radiographic outcomes were analyzed...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918876/evaluation-of-potential-substrates-for-restenosis-and-thrombosis-in-overlapped-versus-edge-to-edge-juxtaposed-bioabsorbable-scaffolds-insights-from-a-computed-fluid-dynamic-study
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Gianluca Rigatelli, Marco Zuin, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Paolo Cardaioli, Dobrin Vassiliev, Miroslaw Ferenc, Nguyen Tuan Nghia, Thach Nguyen, Nicholas Foin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Multiple BRSs and specifically the Absorb scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA USA) have been often used to treat long diffuse coronary artery lesions. We evaluate by a computational fluid dynamic(CFD) study the impact on the intravascular fluid rheology on multiple bioabsorbable scaffolds (BRS) by standard overlapping versus edge-to-edge technique. METHODS/MATERIALS: We simulated the treatment of a real long significant coronary lesion (>70% luminal narrowing) involving the left anterior descending artery (LAD) treated with a standard or edge-to-edge technique, respectively...
August 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917091/recovery-from-diabetes-insipidus-and-preservation-of-thyroid-function-after-craniopharyngioma-removal-and-pituitary-stalk-sectioning
#4
Yoshikazu Ogawa, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Teiji Tominaga
OBJECTIVES: Craniopharyngioma is a slow-growing tumor, but long-term tumor control with maintenance of quality of life is sometimes very difficult to achieve, and hypothalamic disturbance should be strictly avoided in the treatment. However, management of the pituitary gland and/or pituitary stalk varies among surgeons and institutions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective review identified 44 patients, 24 males and 20 females with craniopharyngiomas who were initially treated by surgery through the extended transsphenoidal approach with pituitary stalk sectioning at a single institute...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914463/burrowing-with-a-kinetic-snout-in-a-snake-elapidae-aspidelaps-scutatus
#5
Alexandra Deufel
Of the few elongate, fossorial vertebrates that have been examined for their burrowing mechanics, all were found to use an akinetic, reinforced skull to push into the soil, powered mostly by trunk muscles. Reinforced skulls were considered essential for head-first burrowing. In contrast, I found that the skull of the fossorial shield-nosed cobra (Aspidelaps scutatus) is not reinforced and retains the kinetic potential typical of many non-fossorial snakes. Aspidelaps scutatus burrows using a greatly enlarged rostral scale that is attached to a kinetic snout that is independently mobile with respect to the rest of the skull...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914338/the-uk-national-prolapse-survey-10%C3%A2-years-on
#6
Swati Jha, Alfred Cutner, Paul Moran
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To assess trends in the surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) amongst UK practitioners and changes in practice since a previous similar survey. METHODS: An online questionnaire survey (Typeform Pro) was emailed to British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) members. They included urogynaecologists working in tertiary centres, gynaecologists with a designated special interest in urogynaecology and general gynaecologists. The questionnaire included case scenarios encompassing contentious issues in the surgical management of POP and was a revised version of the questionnaire used in the previous surveys...
September 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913311/usefulness-of-a-transconjunctival-approach-in-the-reconstruction-of-the-medial-blow-out-wall-fracture
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Chi An Lee, Hook Sun, Ji Young Yun
BACKGROUND: A transcaruncular approach is typically used for reconstructions of medial wall fractures. However, others reported that a transconjunctival approach was conducive for securing an adequate surgical field of view. In this study, we aimed to examine the extent of repair of medial wall fracture via a transconjunctival approach. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 50 patients diagnosed as having medial wall fracture via preoperative computed tomography and who underwent surgery between March 2011 and February 2014...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913290/delayed-onset-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-at-18-months-after-absorbable-plate-fixation-for-zygomaticomaxillary-complex-fracture
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Hyun Rok Lee, Hea Kyeong Shin, Dong Lark Lee, Gyu Yong Jung
None of the reports of delayed infection mentioned a latent period exceeding 13 months. we report an infection that developed 18 months after implantation of an absorbable plate. A 16-year-old adolescent girl had undergone reduction and fixation with an absorbable plate for Lefort I and zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures 18 months prior at our hospital. In her most recent hospital visit as an outpatient, abscess was observed in periocular area. Computed tomography revealed sinusitis with an abscess above the infraorbital rim...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912279/differences-in-morphologic-and-hemodynamic-characteristics-for-phases-based-intracranial-aneurysm-locations
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N Varble, H Rajabzadeh-Oghaz, J Wang, A Siddiqui, H Meng, A Mowla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several recent prospective studies have found that unruptured intracranial aneurysms at various anatomic locations have different propensities for future rupture. This study aims to uncover the lack of understanding regarding rupture-prone characteristics, such as morphology and hemodynamic factors, associated with different intracranial aneurysm location. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the characteristics of 311 unruptured aneurysms at our center...
September 14, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910896/-measurement-of-morphological-parameters-of-internal-acousticmeatus-using-thin-section-ct
#10
J M Liu, D D Zhu, G H Jin, X W Zhu, L Li, G W Liu, K L Cheng, Y Q Li
Objective: This study aimed to measure the morphological parameters of the internal acoustic meatus(IAM) and its adjacent structures using temporal-bone thin-section CT(computed tomography). Methods: CT images were obtained from 50 Chinese adult patients (25 males and 25 females, 100 sides) which had no visible lesion in the petrous part of the temporal bone and inner ear, the morphological parameters of all inner ear parts were sectionally measured on the specified plane using SPSS 22.0 software for statistical analysis...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906327/role-of-negative-vector-orbit-in-orbital-blow-out-fractures
#11
Soo Youn Choi, Hwa Lee, Sehyun Baek
BACKGROUND: Negative vector orbit is defined as the most anterior globe portion protrudes past the malar eminence. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between negative vector orbit and blow-out fracture location analyzing the distance between the anterior corneal surface and orbital bone with facial soft tissue in medial and orbital floor blow out fractures using orbital computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Seventy-seven patients diagnosed with blow-out fractures involving the medial or orbital floor were included...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904665/-idiopathic-gastric-perforation-in-neonates-about-a-case
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Fatima Zahra Aglili, Maha Oudrhiri, Houria Knouni, Younes Taboz, Hasna Benkiran, Hassan Aguenaou, Fouad Ettaybi, Amina Barkat
Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation is rare. We report the case of a newborn without any abnormality identified at delivery and whose mother had problem-free pregnancy. On the third day of life, he had a sudden onset of severe abdominal distension followed by bilious vomiting. Abdominal X-rays without treatment showed massive pneumoperitoneum and laparotomy showed a perforation at the level of the anterior gastric wall closed in a single layer closure. Postoperative course was uneventful. Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation usually has a favorable outcome...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903760/feasibility-of-detecting-myocardial-infarction-in-the-sheep-fetus-using-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cmr-imaging
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An Qi Duan, Mitchell C Lock, Sunthara Rajan Perumal, Jack R Darby, Jia Yin Soo, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Christopher K Macgowan, Mike Seed, Janna L Morrison
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has enabled the accurate assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). However, LGE CMR has not been performed successfully in the fetus, where it could be useful for animal studies of interventions to promote cardiac regeneration. We believe that LGE imaging could allow us to document the presence, extent and effect of MI in utero and would thereby expand our capacity for conducting fetal sheep MI research...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902236/should-my-composite-restorations-last-forever-why-are-they-failing
#14
Flávio Fernando Demarco, Kauê Collares, Marcos Britto Correa, Maximiliano Sergio Cenci, Rafael Ratto de Moraes, Niek Johannes Opdam
Composites resins have become the first choice for direct anterior and posterior restorations. The great popularity is related to their esthetic appearance and reduced need of sound tissue removal as compared with former treatments. Several studies have demonstrated that composite restorations may last long in clinical service. In this review we discuss the factors playing a role on the long-term longevity. Composite restorations have demonstrated a good clinical performance with annual failure rates varying from 1% to 3% in posterior teeth and 1% to 5% in anterior teeth...
August 28, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900462/comparison-of-the-therapeutic-effects-of-acupuncture-at-pc6-and-st36-for-chronic-myocardial-ischemia
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Li Shi, Jiliang Fang, Jiping Zhao, Guiyong Liu, Qing Zhao, Jinling Zhang, Jinzhao Zhang, Bing Zhu, Fanrong Liang, Peijing Rong
We aimed to compare the differences of the effects on chronic myocardial ischemia (MI) of acupuncture at PC6 and ST36. The chronic MI model of minipigs was created by implanting an Ameroid constrictor on the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and then two weeks' acupuncture was stimulated at PC6 or ST36, respectively. The results showed that both acupoints' stimulation decreased the serous cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and ischemia modified albumin (IMA) significantly and improved the ischemic ECG changes...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899569/on-the-influence-of-wall-calcification-and-intraluminal-thrombus-on-prediction-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-rupture
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Hilary E Barrett, Eoghan M Cunnane, Hena Hidayat, Julie M O'Brien, Michael A Moloney, Eamon G Kavanagh, Michael T Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Parameters other than maximum diameter that predict rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) may be helpful for risk-benefit analysis in individual patients. The aim of this study was to characterize the biomechanical-structural characteristics associated with AAA walls to better identify the related mechanistic variables required for an accurate prediction of rupture risk. METHODS: Anterior AAA wall (n = 40) and intraluminal thrombus (ILT; n = 114) samples were acquired from 18 patients undergoing open surgical repair...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898685/avoidance-of-the-vaginal-incision-site-for-mesh-placement-in-vaginal-wall-prolapse-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Alfred Robichaud, Mathieu Bélanger, Martine Poirier, Frank Cloutier, Jeffrey Gaudet, Caroline Jose
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy of a minimal surface area, vaginally-installed polypropylene tape (VPT), avoiding insertion on the incision line to treat an anterior, posterior or anteroposterior vaginal wall prolapse. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with an anterior, posterior or anteroposterior vaginal wall prolapse waiting for surgical treatment were included in the study. Primary outcome was the incidence of prolapse recurrence reported with combined outcome measures and was reported with Kaplan-Meier cumulative incidence...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894663/deltopectoral-and-pectoralis-musculocutaneous-flap-technique-for-cervical-esophageal-reconstruction-after-free-jejunal-flap-necrosis
#18
Hajime Matsumine, Kazuyuki Kubo, Atsumori Hamahata, Hiroyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Free jejunal transfer has a high success rate, but if vascular thrombosis occurs, the salvage of failing flap with reanastomosis is difficult. This study described a combined deltopectoral (DP) and pectoralis major musculocutaneous (PMMC) flap 2-step technique for cervical esophageal reconstruction after free-jejunal-flap necrosis. METHODS: In step 1, the detection of free jejunal flap with the subsequent debridement of necrotic and infected tissue was followed by the construction of external fistula on the pharyngeal side with the hole in cervical skin and the construction of another external fistula on the esophageal side and tracheal stoma with a single or double DP flap...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893760/characteristics-of-early-filtering-blebs-that-predict-successful-trabeculectomy-identified-via-three-dimensional-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
#19
Akiko Narita, Yuki Morizane, Tomoe Miyake, Jiro Seguchi, Tetsuya Baba, Fumio Shiraga
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To identify the cross-sectional characteristics of filtering blebs at 2 weeks post-trabeculectomy associated with intraocular pressure (IOP) control at 1 year post-trabeculectomy. METHODS: Ninety-nine eyes of 94 patients who had undergone primary trabeculectomy were included in this retrospective consecutive case series study. Surgical success was defined as an IOP ≤15 mm Hg and a >20% reduction in IOP without glaucoma medication or additional glaucoma surgeries at 1 year post-trabeculectomy...
September 11, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893656/hysteroscopic-isthmoplasty-step-by-step-technique
#20
Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Brunella Zizolfi, Gloria Calagna, Pierluigi Giampaolino, Filomena Paolella, Giuseppe Bifulco
BACKGROUND: Isthmocele is a characteristic semi-diverticular anomaly of the anterior isthmic wall of the uterus, located at the site of a previous cesarean delivery scar. The etiopathogenesis of isthmocele is still poorly understood, and several hypotheses have been proposed. Possible factors that could play a role in niche development include a very low incision through cervical tissue, an inadequate suturing technique during the closure of the uterine scar surgical interventions that increase adhesion formation or patient-related factors that impair wound healing, or increase inflammation or adhesion formation...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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