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Digestion 2018 Dec 6:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Background/aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using the Clutch Cutter (CC), a scissor-type knife, compared with those of procedures using conventional devices.
Methods: This single-center retrospective study evaluated 237 patients with early gastric cancer: 83 who underwent ESD using the CC group and 154 who underwent ESD using the insulated-tip knife 2 (IT2 group). Clinicopathological features and technical outcomes were compared between the 2 groups using a propensity score-matched analysis. Read More
World Neurosurg 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, HNS&FDRc, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
Background: Endoscopic endonasal transpterygoid approach is emerging as a valid option for treating selected tumors in the infratemporal fossa. Compared to traditional open approaches, the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) presents more difficulty in controlling bleeding and less choice in surgical instruments for endoscopic tumor dissection, which is often performed with bipolar forceps or steel dissectors.
Case Description: We describe the use of an ultrasonic scalpel device for performing endoscopic endonasal resection of two rare infratemporal fossa tumors (mature teratoma and hemangiopericytoma), which has not been reported in the literature so far. Read More
Gastrointest Endosc 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:
Background And Aims: Delayed bleeding is an important adverse event after colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors of delayed bleeding after colorectal ESD, and to develop a risk scoring model for predicting delayed bleeding.
Methods: This retrospective multicenter study was performed at 5 centers. Read More
Neuron 2018 Dec;100(5):1028-1043
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA; The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.
Understanding how cortical activity generates sensory perceptions requires a detailed dissection of the function of cortical layers. Despite our relatively extensive knowledge of their anatomy and wiring, we have a limited grasp of what each layer contributes to cortical computation. We need to develop a theory of cortical function that is rooted solidly in each layer's component cell types and fine circuit architecture and produces predictions that can be validated by specific perturbations. Read More
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2018 Dec;59(15):5773-5784
State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Purpose: The optic fissure (OF) is a transient opening in the ventral optic cup (OC) that acts as a passage for blood vessels and retinal ganglion cell axons during early eye development. Failure to close the OF is the developmental basis for uveal coloboma, a congenital blinding eye disease that significantly contributes to childhood blindness. Genes specifically expressed in the OF region may play important roles in OF development and function. Read More
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Department of Cardiology, Vascular Center, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify patients who are at high risk of developing postimplantation syndrome (PIS) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B aortic dissection.
Methods: This retrospective study included 646 patients who underwent TEVAR for type B aortic dissection between January 2010 and December 2015 at the Guangdong General Hospital. PIS was defined as fever (>38°C) and leucocytosis (>12 000 μl-1) without evidence of infection. Read More
Curr Rheumatol Rev 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. United States.
Morphology may provide the basis for the understanding of wrist mechanics. We used classification systems based on cadaver dissection of lunate and capitate types to evaluate a normal database of 70 wrist radiographs in 35 subjects looking for associations between bone shapes. Kappa statistics and a log-linear mixed -effects model with a random intercept were used. Read More
J Vasc Access 2018 Dec 6:1129729818815327. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Purpose:: To evaluate the feasibility and the outcomes of transjugular percutaneous endovascular treatment of dysfunctional hemodialysis access in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Methods:: A total of 50 transjugular treatments in 38 patients with arteriovenous fistulas or arteriovenous grafts from September 2011 to May 2015 were included in this study. Medical records and angiographies were retrospectively reviewed. Read More
Langenbecks Arch Surg 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Section of Endocrine Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Gürtel 18-20, A-1090, Vienna, Austria.
Purpose: Total parathyroidectomy (tPTX) in patients with renal hyperparathyroidism (RHPT) aims at the complete removal of all hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue. Whenever parathyroidectomy is termed "total," undetectable postoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels within the first postoperative week are expected. The aim of this study was to evaluate if tPTX is technically possible using a radical surgical procedure. Read More
Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Neurosurgery, Mainz University Hospital, Langenbeckstraße 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.
Ipsilateral approaches remain the standard technique for clipping paraclinoid aneurysms. Surgeons must however be prepared to deal with bony and neural structures restricting accessibility. The application of a contralateral approach has been proposed claiming that some structures in the region can be better exposed from this side. Read More
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Interventional Radiology Service - Department of Radiology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, VIC, 3084, Australia.
Purpose: Aortic dissection is a complex condition with high morbidity and mortality. Endovascular treatments including percutaneous fenestration can be used to manage branch vessel ischaemia or risk of aortic rupture. A variety of techniques for aortic fenestration have been described. Read More
Cureus 2018 Sep 28;10(9):e3382. Epub 2018 Sep 28.
Neurology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
Horner syndrome is a constellation of neurological findings consisting of ipsilateral ptosis, miosis, and anhidrosis. Partial Horner syndrome, comprising ipsilateral ptosis and miosis in the absence of anhidrosis, is a well-documented but uncommon manifestation of internal carotid artery dissection. We report the case of a 42-year-old male patient who presented with ipsilateral ptosis and miosis and was subsequently diagnosed with internal carotid artery dissection. Read More
Case Rep Neurol 2018 Sep-Dec;10(3):314-321. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Department of Neurosurgery, Dongguk University Gyeongju Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.
The authors here report a case of stent-assisted angioplasty under intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance for the treatment of spontaneous bilateral extracranial vertebral artery (VA) dissection. A 47-year-old woman presented with spontaneous severe posterior neck pain. Examinations revealed bilateral extracranial VA dissection, which was thought to be the reason for her symptom. Read More
Endocr J 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Department of Thyroid, Breast and Vascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Air Force Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China.
To explore new methods for intraoperative identification of parathyroid glands, 86 thyroid cancer patients, admitted to Xijing hospital from July 2017 to July 2018, were included. During lymph node dissection, parathyroid glands were firstly judged by clinician eyeballing, based on his clinical experience. Then, cytological detection was used for rapid identification via Diff-quik staining. Read More
BMC Evol Biol 2018 Dec 5;18(1):184. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK.
Background: Following recent advances in bioimaging, high-resolution 3D models of biological structures are now generated rapidly and at low-cost. To use this data to address evolutionary and ecological questions, an array of tools has been developed to conduct shape analysis and quantify topographic complexity. Here we focus particularly on shape techniques applied to irregular-shaped objects lacking clear homologous landmarks, and propose a new 'alpha-shapes' method for quantifying 3D shape complexity. Read More
Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
University of British Columbia. Electronic address:
We present the first known application of pre-operative percutaneous management of cerebral malperfusion in a patient with acute near-total occlusion of the right common carotid artery with left hemiplegia complicating an acute Stanford Type A aortic (Type A) dissection. Read More
Microsurgery 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Background: Reconstruction of complex back defects, especially after corrective spine surgery, is a challenging problem. In these patients hardware issues predominate and flap failure has serious consequences. Certain subunits of the back pose even greater problems, specifically the central region between T9 and T12. Read More
Ginekol Pol 2018 ;89(11):593-598
Mersin State Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mersin, Turkey.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the treatment options and survival of uterine cervical cancer (UCC) patients who develop isolated pulmonary metastases (IPM) and to establish risk factors for IPM.
Material And Methods: Data from patients diagnosed with UCC between June 1991 and January 2017 at the Gynecological Oncology Department, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, were investigated. In total, 43 cases with IPM were evaluated retrospectively. Read More
J Craniofac Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Otolaryngology Section, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol.
Introduction: Minimally invasive transoral surgery for oropharyngeal cancer is a challenge for head and neck surgeons because of the inside-out anatomic presentation and the confined workspace. This study was performed to describe the main neurovascular and muscular landmarks in a transoral approach. The authors propose an anatomic stratification for this surgery. Read More
Nucl Med Commun 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.
Department of Medico-biological Science, North-West State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine the accuracy of single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT) with technetium-99m-sestamibi (Tc-MIBI) for detecting multiple (>2 nodes) axillary lymph node involvement in patients with breast cancer (BC).
Patients And Methods: A total of 184 women with BC were examined. Clinically, axillary lymph nodes were classified as N0 in all cases. Read More
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Purpose Of Review: To review the recent literature regarding the growing role of rhinologists and otolaryngologists with neurosurgeons in the joint multidisciplinary team approach for managing patients with Rathke's cleft cysts (RCC).
Recent Findings: The transnasal endoscopic approach to the skull base has become relatively mainstream for surgical treatment of RCCs. Suprasellar lesions, especially those that are purely suprasellar, are associated with higher recurrence rates, though an extended approach may improve dissection and access and therefore aid in lesion removal. Read More
Clin Spine Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Department of Orthopaedics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine.
Study Design: Case-control study.
Objective: The objective of this study was to reveal the changes of leg muscle strength after lateral interbody fusion (LIF).
Summary Of Background Data: Muscle trauma and damage to intermuscular nerves due to dissection of the psoas are recognized perioperative complications of LIF. Read More
J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Centre for Dermato-oncology, University Department of Dermatology, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany.
For decades, melanoma surgery has been guided by the Halstedian concept of stepwise metastasis, first into the lymph nodes and subsequently to distant sites. Early complete lymph node dissection (CLND) was therefore recommended in order to improve survival. Four large prospective randomized trials failed to show any survival benefit of CLND in comparison to observation alone. Read More
Echocardiography 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan.
Leg malperfusion caused by dynamic obstruction is a serious complication of aortic dissection. A diagnosis of the malperfusion is difficult because it is made mainly on the basis of nonspecific symptoms such as intermittent claudication and numbness on walking. In the present study, we reported on a case of a 51-year-old man with leg malperfusion in chronic aortic dissection diagnosed by Doppler ultrasound. Read More
Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Nov;21(11):1268-1273
Anhui Provincial Key Laboratory of Tumor Immunotherapy and Nutrition Therapy, Hefei 230001, China.
Objective: To explore the application value of intraoperative ultrasound (IU) in laparoscopic lymphadenectomy of gastric cancer.
Methods: Patients with gastric cancer undergoing laparoscopic radical D2 gastrectomy at General Surgery of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University between August 2016 and May 2018 were prospectively enrolled and were randomly divided into IU group (n=78) and conventional group (n=91). The conventional group underwent laparoscopy only. Read More
Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Nov;21(11):1255-1260
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou 350001, China.
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of the bladder training in male patients before urinary catheter removal after mid-low rectal cancer surgery.
Methods: This was a prospective, open, randomized controlled study.
Inclusion Criteria: male patients; pathologically diagnosed as mid-low rectal adenocarcinoma; distance from tumor lower edge to anal margin ≤10 cm; standard radical surgery for rectal cancer, including intestinal resection and regional lymph node dissection. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Shanghai Key Clinical Disciplines of Otorhinolaryngology, Fudan University School of Medicine, 83 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, 200031, China.
Purpose: To report 5-year survival in patients with primary parotid malignant tumours and assess the impact of various factors on survival or local control among diverse histologic groups.
Methods: A total of 65 patients with primary parotid malignant tumours who had surgery between 2003 and 2014 were identified. Demographic characteristics including age, T stage, N stage and clinical or pathological performance were analysed. Read More
Anat Sci Int 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Seattle Science Foundation, 550 17th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA.
Isolated cleft palate without cleft lip is a rare deformity. Cleft lip and cleft palate can sometimes develop in combination with a syndrome due to genetic causes. Affected patients have morbidity through life from birth and experience comprehensive treatment for such clefts including surgery. Read More
VideoGIE 2018 Dec 22;3(12):378-380. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan.
VideoGIE 2018 Dec 22;3(12):375-377. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Department of Endoscopy, Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.
mSystems 2018 Nov-Dec;3(6). Epub 2018 Nov 20.
Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bacteria of the phylum are regarded as highly efficient carbohydrate metabolizers, but most species are limited to (semi)soluble glycans. The soil species Cytophaga hutchinsonii and Sporocytophaga myxococcoides have long been known as efficient cellulose metabolizers, but neither species conforms to known cellulolytic mechanisms. Both species require contact with their substrate but do not encode cellulosomal systems of cell surface-attached enzyme complexes or the polysaccharide utilization loci found in many other species. Read More
Orthop J Sports Med 2018 Nov 27;6(11):2325967118810523. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Background: Current repair techniques using cortical button fixation cannot achieve anatomic reconstruction of the distal biceps when performed through a single-incision anterior approach. We recently introduced a single-incision technique that uses flexible guide pins and flexible reamers to allow for an insertion point on the tuberosity that more closely approximates the anatomic footprint of the distal biceps.
Purpose: To investigate the safety of this technique with regard to nerve injury by comparing the guide pin position relative to the posterior interosseous nerve in 16 cadaveric elbows through use of a flexible versus rigid reamer. Read More
Gland Surg 2018 Oct;7(5):466-472
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Robotic neck dissection (ND) for the thyroid cancer with lateral neck metastasis case is one of the emerging surgical techniques, and has been highlighted as minimally invasive surgical technique recently. Gasless, transaxillary robotic approach enabled the surgeon to do meticulous and precise dissection in the complex procedure, such as ND, eventually showed favorable surgical safety and outcomes, as well as superior functional and cosmetic benefits. In this article, the author would like to introduce the detailed techniques and secure evidences for the gasless, transaxillary robotic ND. Read More
Transl Androl Urol 2018 Dec;7(6):978-981
1Department of Urology, 2Department of Gynaecology, University College London Hospital, London, UK.
To date complete excision of a mid-urethral obturator tape has required vaginal and groin exploration-a morbid procedure. We detail the theoretical anatomy and describe the operative technique for the first ever combined laparoscopic and vaginal complete excision of mid-urethral obturator tape. This procedure was successfully performed in a 65-year-old female along with simultaneous laparoscopic redo colposuspension with complete removal of mid-urethral obturator tape and successful resolution of all symptoms including stress urinary incontinence. Read More
Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018 Dec 6;46(6):453-461. Epub 2018 Sep 6.
Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Ereğli Hospital, Zonguldak, Turkey.
Objective: One of the methods that can be used to prevent ischaemia reperfusion (IR) injury is ischaemic preconditioning. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effects of remote and direct ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC and DIPC) histopathologically in the rat renal IR injury model.
Methods: After obtaining an approval from the Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine Ethics Committee, 28 Wistar Albino male rats were divided into four groups. Read More
J Thorac Dis 2018 Nov;10(Suppl 31):S3648-S3654
Competence Center of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Background: Radical lymph node dissection (LND) plays a major role in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study presents the analysis of the results after uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) lymphadenectomy during anatomical lung resections for NSCLC, focusing on pathological nodal upstaging. Any possible risk factor affecting nodal upstaging was also investigated. Read More
J Tissue Eng 2018 Jan-Dec;9:2041731418808633. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
Soft tissue generation, especially in large tissue, is a major challenge in reconstructive surgery to treat congenital deformities, posttraumatic repair, and cancer rehabilitation. The concern is along with the donor site morbidity, donor tissue shortage, and flap necrosis. Here, we report a dissection-free adipose tissue chamber-based novel guided adipose tissue regeneration strategy in a bioreactor of elastic gelatin cryogel and polydopamine-assisted platelet immobilization intended to improve angiogenesis and generate large adipose tissue in situ. Read More
Heart Views 2018 Apr-Jun;19(2):63-66
Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Iatrogenic acute dissection of ascending aorta following coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention is a rare complication. Most reports involve localized aortic dissections as a complication of cannulation of a coronary artery with propagation into the ascending aorta. It is usually treated by sealing the intima with a stent in the ostium of the coronary artery or conservative management, while extensive dissections may require a surgical intervention. Read More
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Purpose: Buccal squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is rare in the United States. Given its location, few anatomic barriers to spread exist and it has been found to have a high locoregional recurrence rate. The role of elective neck dissection (END) in patients with clinically negative neck findings (N0) is not clear. Read More
Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.
Unidad de Cirugía Mayor Ambulatoria, Servicio de Anestesiología y Reanimación, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, España.
The addition of ultrasound to locoregional anaesthesia in the last few years has led to the description of various fascial thoracic blocks with analgesic purposes: PECS 1 and 2 block, serratus plane block, serratus intercostal fascial block, blockade in the plane of the thoracic transverse muscle... Read More
Eur Urol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Radiation Oncology and Experimental Cancer Research, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:
Background: Patients with biochemical recurrence following primary prostate cancer (PCa) treatment often experience relapse in the lymph nodes (LNs). Both salvage LN dissection (sLND) and elective nodal radiotherapy (ENRT) are potential treatment options.
Objective: To describe anatomic patterns of nodal oligorecurrent PCa in relation to different surgical and radiotherapy templates. Read More
Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.
Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, IA, United States of America.
Background: The WIRION EPS filter was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used in conjunction with all atherectomy devices when treating infrainguinal peripheral arterial disease. The safety of this filter with Jetstream atherectomy (JA) in a real world setting remains unclear.
Methods: Consecutive patients from the practice of one operator who underwent JA under WIRION EPS when treating femoropopliteal arteries were enrolled in this retrospective analysis. Read More
Alzheimers Dement 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Neuroscience Center, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. Electronic address:
Introduction: We investigated the proteomic profiles of amyloid plaques (APs) from Alzheimer's disease (AD) and age-matched non-AD brains and APP/PS1 transgenic model mice.
Methods: APs and adjacent control regions were collected from fresh-frozen brain sections using laser capture dissection. Proteins were quantitated using tag-labeling coupled high-throughput mass spectra. Read More
J Surg Res 2019 Jan 17;233:88-95. Epub 2018 Aug 17.
Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiotoraciche e Respiratorie, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Napoli, Italia.
Background: We aimed to assess whether the use of the harmonic scalpel (HS) in axillary dissection would reduce long-term shoulder-arm morbidity compared to traditional instruments (TIs).
Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis on 180 patients who underwent standard axillary dissection for breast cancer between 2007 and 2015 was carried out. All patients were evaluated for postoperative pain, impairment of shoulder-arm mobility, seroma formation in axilla, frozen shoulder, and lymphedema. Read More
J Surg Res 2019 Jan 6;233:335-344. Epub 2018 Sep 6.
Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Electronic address:
Background: Current procedures to treat severe atherosclerosis are traumatic to the arterial wall and often result in restenosis due to neointimal hyperplasia. We developed a novel therapy using a specially designed double occlusion balloon catheter, ultrasonic wire, and enzymatic digestion solution to atraumatically debulk atherosclerotic plaques.
Materials And Methods: A combination of different enzymes, chemicals, and treatment conditions were evaluated for its effect at reducing atherosclerotic plaque harvested from human carotid artery endarterectomies ex vivo. Read More
Vet Anaesth Analg 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium.
Objective: To develop a modified ultrasound-guided parasacral approach to the sciatic nerve and compare the effects of a volume of 0.2 mL kg of 0.5% levobupivacaine with an equivalent volume of 0. Read More
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Stroke Center/Neurology Service of the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland.
Background: There are limited data comparing posterior (PC) and anterior (AC) circulation acute ischemic strokes (AIS). We aimed to identify specific features of PC and AC strokes regarding clinical, etiological, radiological, and outcome factors.
Methods: Patients from the Acute STroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne, a prospective cohort of consecutive AIS, from years 2003 to 2008 were included. Read More
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.
Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, 109 West Xue Yuan Road, Lu Cheng District, Wenzhou 325000 China. Electronic address:
Background: Necrosis of propeller flaps is a problem in clinical practice. This study was performed to investigate the effects of pedicle torsion on dynamic perforasome survival using a multiterritory perforator flap model in rats.
Methods: Intercostal artery perforator flaps (IC flaps) containing two adjacent dynamic perforasomes were applied to both sides of the dorsum in 15 rats. Read More
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.
Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP, Paris, France; INSERM U970, Faculté de Médecine Paris-Descartes, Université Paris 5, Paris, France.
Objectives: Surgical repair in patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (ADIAD) achieves good short-term results, but in several patients the false lumen remains patent in the descending aorta because of distal intimal tears with persisting risk for distal aneurismal evolution. We report the short- and mid-term outcomes of the stent-assisted balloon-induced intimal disruption and relamination of aortic dissection (STABILISE) technique for the 16 first patients treated for a residual dissection of the descending thoracic aorta after repaired ADIAD.
Methods: We reviewed all patients treated with STABILISE for a remaining distal thoracoabdominal aortic dissection after ADIAD repair. Read More