99,891 results match your criteria Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Parathyroid
Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 2018 Oct 12;46(5):297-302. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Objective: Edible insects (like mealworms, locusts and crickets) contain energy, protein, fatty acids, minerals and trace elements and have been found to be high quality food sources. They could provide a new food source for patients with adverse food reactions, as well as being of ecological and ethical interest. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a new commercially available, insect protein-based diet on the clinical signs in those dogs via Canine Atopic Dermatitis Lesion Index (CADLI), Pruritus Visual Analogue Scale (PVAS) and coat quality score. Read More
Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):413-416
Department of Medical Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Nöthnitzer Straße 44, 01187 Dresden, Germany.
In minimally invasive surgeries, it can be difficult to reach desired anatomic areas with rigid instruments, especially when obstacles are present in the surgical corridor (e.g., during transnasal pituitary surgery). Read More
Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):399-402
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 801 Welch Rd., Stanford, CA 94035, USA.
Endoscopic technology is widely used in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, but it has been less quickly incorporated into otologic practice. The design of the instrumentation forces surgeons to work one-handed and limits depth perception. Nevertheless, endoscopy also offers wide fields of view and access to spaces that are typically difficult to visualize. Read More
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Department of Neurosurgery, Shanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, China.
Our aim was to explore the efficacy of minimally invasive intervention in patients with acute cerebral infarction (ACI). Seventy patients with ACI were randomized into either an experimental group or a control group. In addition to the regular treatment, patients in the control group also received intravenous thrombolysis with urokinase, while patients in the other group underwent percutaneous transluminal cerebral angioplasty and stenting. Read More
Dis Colon Rectum 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Background: Transversus abdominis plane block may improve analgesia after colorectal surgery; however, techniques remain unstandardized and results are conflicting.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare laparoscopic and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block with no block in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.
Design: This was a randomized controlled trial. Read More
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Departments of General Surgery.
Although high-ligated pedicle of the inferior mesenteric artery is usually kept in the resected specimens, the value of preserving high-ligated pedicle of the inferior mesenteric vein within the resected specimens of the sphincter saving rectal resections for cancer is not well defined. In the current study, patients undergoing open, laparoscopic, and robotic sphincter saving rectal resection for cancer were prospectively included. Lymph node invasion and presence of lymph nodes along the IMV pedicles were analyzed. Read More
Ann Plast Surg 2019 Jan;82(1S Suppl 1):S29-S32
From the Graduate Institute of Chemical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, and.
Introduction: Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT-A) is a minimally invasive and technically straightforward treatment of masseter muscle (MM) volume reduction and facial contouring, but the literature on its long-term effect on MM volume remains unclear.
Objective: This study aimed to assess quantitatively for progressive volume changes of lower facial contour after 3 BoNT-A injections in patients with bilateral MM hypertrophy causing square facial morphology using 3-dimensional computed tomographic scans.
Materials And Methods: Ten female patients with square facial morphology due to bilateral MM hypertrophy were recruited to, and 6 completed, this clinical study. Read More
Innovations (Phila) 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
LSI SOLUTIONS, Victor, NY USA.
Traditionally, pacing leads are placed transvenously, although smaller pediatric patients who require permanent pacemakers may benefit from delaying tranvenous lead placement until they are larger. Alternative, minimally invasive atrioventricular pacing options have not previously existed for this patient population, leaving many of these children with large sternotomies or thoracotomies. Using three port sites and an adjustable shaft dual-needle suturing device, we placed a steroid-eluting, sew-on epicardial lead on the right atrium of a 9-year-old patient. Read More
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Anesthesiology.
Purpose Of Review: The current review focuses on precise anesthesia for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with the goal of enhanced recovery.
Recent Findings: VATS has become an established and widely used minimally invasive approach with broad implementation on a variety of thoracic operations. In the current environment of enhanced recovery protocols and cost containment, minimally invasive VATS operations suggest adoption of individualized tailored, precise anesthesia. Read More
J Refract Surg 2018 Dec;34(12):849-856
Purpose: To compare the long-term changes in corneal biomechanics, topography, and tomography before and 4 years after corneal cross-linking (CXL) with the Dresden protocol and correlate these changes with visual acuity.
Methods: In this longitudinal study, 18 eyes of 18 patients with progressive keratoconus who were treated with CXL were included. All patients received a standard ophthalmological examination and were examined by Placido disc-based topography, Scheimpflug tomography, and biomechanical assessments with the Corvis ST (OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany) and Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA; Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments, Buffalo, NY) before and 4 years after CXL. Read More
J Water Health 2018 Dec;16(6):980-990
Department of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7032, 75007 Uppsala, Sweden.
In dry areas, the need for irrigation to ensure agricultural production determines the use of all available water sources. However, the water sources used for irrigation are often contaminated by untreated or minimally treated wastewater. Microbial risks from reusing wastewater for vegetable irrigation can be addressed by installing environmental barriers that pathogens must cross to reach humans in the reuse system. Read More
Cien Saude Colet 2018 Dec;23(12):4165-4176
Divisão de Planejamento, UFGD. Dourados MS Brasil.
The objective of this work was to present the theory, propose the practice and evaluate the difficulties of the new food classification system that was presented in the second edition of the Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population. The questionnaire used included a list of 30 foods divided into four groups: in natura or minimally processed foods (I), culinary ingredients (C), processed foods (P) and ultra-processed foods (U). The participants categorized the foods before and after a mini-course. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1408. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Introduction: Inguinal hernia is one of the most frequent surgical diseases. Currently, with the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, new questions arise: what will be the best approach for correction of inguinal hernia? Is there real benefit to the robotic approach?
Objective: To compile results of the published studies that used the robot-assisted technique in the repair of inguinal hernia, analyzing its limitations, complications and comparing it with those of the pre-existing techniques.
Method: The review was performed from the Medline database with the following descriptors: (inguinal hernia repair OR hernioplasty OR hernia) AND (robot OR robotic OR robotic assisted) being retrieved 391 articles. Read More
Gastric Cancer 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Gastroenterological Center, Cancer Institute Ariake Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3-10-6 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Background: Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) might have greater clinical benefits for elderly patients as less invasive surgery; however, there is still little evidence to support its benefit. We evaluated the surgical outcomes of elderly patients in a nationwide prospective cohort study.
Methods: One hundred and sixty-nine participating institutions were identified by stratified random sampling, and were adjusted for hospital volume, type and location. Read More
Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Neurosurgery, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, V Úvalu 84, 150 06, Prague 5, Czech Republic.
Introduction: Sagittal craniosynostosis associated with midline cephalhematoma is a rare finding. Despite the controversy regarding its etiopathogenesis, this condition represents a clear indication for surgery.
Case Report: We present a case of a 10-week-old boy with an ossified midline vertex cephalhematoma and sagittal craniosynostosis. Read More
Clin Oral Investig 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, 2-2-2 Iida-nishi, Yamagata, 990-9585, Japan.
Objective: To identify salivary metabolite biomarkers to differentiate patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and oral epithelial dysplasia (OSCC/OED) from those with persistent suspicious oral mucosal lesions (PSOML).
Subjects And Methods: Whole unstimulated saliva samples were collected from age-, sex-, and race-matched patients who had a lesion in the oral cavity and for whom open biopsies were performed. The patients included OSCC (n = 6), OED (n = 10), and PSOML (n = 32). Read More
Front Surg 2018 27;5:71. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Academic Teaching Hospital of Charité Medical School, Vivantes Hospital, Berlin, Germany.
A meta-analysis that compared the onlay vs. sublay technique in open incisional hernia repair identified better outcomes for the sublay operation. Nonetheless, an Expert Consensus Guided by Systematic Review found the onlay mesh location useful in certain settings. Read More
J Pain Res 2018 23;11:2991-2995. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
The repurposing of old drugs for new indications is becoming more accepted as a cost-efficient solution for complicated health problems. However, older drugs are often forgotten when they are not repositioned. This analysis makes a case for re-exploration of dermorphin for intrathecal use in postoperative pain and in a palliative context, with the goal of re-establishing this compound. Read More
J Pain Res 2018 20;11:2943-2948. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
Jon Block, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA,
Background: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes significant pain and functional impairment, and medical management has increasingly included the prescription of opioid-based analgesics. Interspinous process decompression (IPD) provides a minimally-invasive treatment option for LSS.
Methods: This study estimated the type, dosage, and duration of opioid medications through 5 years of follow-up after IPD with the Superion Indirect Decompression System (Vertiflex Inc. Read More
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2018 23;11:603-611. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George's University of London, London, UK.
The recent rapid growth in dermal filler use, in conjunction with inadequate product and injector control, has heralded a concerning increase in filler complications. The 10-point plan has been developed to minimize complications through careful preconsideration of causative factors, categorized as patient, product, and procedure related. Patient-related factors include history, which involves a preprocedural consultation with careful elucidation of skin conditions, systemic disease, medications, and previous cosmetic procedures. Read More
Int J Nanomedicine 2018 22;13:7891-7903. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Division of Engineering in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA,
Background: Here, electrospun fibers based on a blend of polycaprolactone (PCL), poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), and gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) were developed. The careful choice of this polymer combination allowed for the preparation of a biomaterial that preserved the mechanical strength of PCL, while at the same time improving the hydrophilicity of the blended material and human osteoblast maturation.
Methods: The morphology, chemical structure, wettability, and mechanical properties before and after UV photocrosslinking were evaluated. Read More
J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2018 Dec 11;37(1):307. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.
Background: The peritoneum is one of the most frequent metastatic sites in pancreatic cancer patients, and peritoneal dissemination makes this disease refractory due to aggressive progression and chemoresistance. Although the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer development is recognized, the correlation between the peritoneal environment and refractoriness of peritoneal dissemination remains unclear. The intraperitoneal tumor-microenvironment and its potential role in the progression of peritoneal dissemination and chemo-refractoriness, focusing especially on macrophages, were investigated. Read More
Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 11;16(1):228. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Methodology and Quality of Life in Oncology Unit (INSERM UMR 1098), University Hospital of Besançon, Besançon, France.
Background: Interpretation of differences or changes in patient-reported outcome scores should not only consider statistical significance, but also clinical relevance. Accordingly, accurate determination of the minimally important difference (MID) is crucial to assess the effectiveness of health care interventions, as well as for sample size calculation. Several methods have been proposed to determine the MID. Read More
J Cardiol Cases 2013 Feb 6;7(2):e53-e56. Epub 2012 Dec 6.
Departments of Cardiology, Kyoto First Red Cross Hospital, Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Japan.
Background: Downsized devices for less invasive endovascular treatment are gaining more attention.
Case Report: An 82-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with pain and swelling in left lower extremity. Ultrasonography showed much thrombus at the left common femoral, superficial femoral, and popliteal veins, confirming a diagnosis of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Read More
Hum Pathol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Department of Pathology, The university of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Electronic address:
Eight cases of primary thymic epithelial neoplasms corresponding to seven thymomas and one thymic carcinoma with sebaceous differentiation are presented. The patients are five men and three women between the ages of 45 and 63years (average: 54years) who presented with non-specific symptomatology related to their mediastinal mass. All patients underwent complete surgical resection of the mediastinal mass. Read More
Adv Healthc Mater 2018 Dec 10:e1801180. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA.
The oral mucosa is a minimally invasive and immunologically rich site that is underutilized for vaccination due to physiological and immunological barriers. To develop effective oral mucosal vaccines, key questions regarding vaccine residence time, uptake, adjuvant formulation, dose, and delivery location must be answered. However, currently available dosage forms are insufficient to address all these questions. Read More
Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Background: The aim of the study was to examine prevalence of dysphagia at the population level in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors.
Methods: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare claims among 16 194 patients with HNC (2002-2011) were analyzed to estimate 2-year prevalence of dysphagia, stricture, and aspiration pneumonia, and derive treatment- and site-specific estimates.
Results: Prevalence of dysphagia, stricture, pneumonia, and aspiration pneumonia was 45. Read More
J Robot Surg 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Beacon Hospital, Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Republic of Ireland.
Robotic surgery enhances the precision of minimally invasive surgery through improved three-dimensional views and articulated instruments. There has been increasing interest in adopting this technology to colorectal surgery and this has recently been introduced to the Irish health system. This paper gives an account of our early institutional experience with adoption of robotic colorectal surgery using structured training. Read More
J Robot Surg 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, 5325 Elliott Dr., Suite #104, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106, USA.
Intracorporeal options for sigmoid resection have been recently developed but not extensively evaluated. This study was designed to assess outcomes comparing intracorporeal and extracorporeal techniques for robotic-assisted sigmoid resection in an established enhanced recovery pathway. This is a retrospective comparison of intracorporeal and extracorporeal techniques for robotic-assisted sigmoid resection for benign and malignant disease. Read More
Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.
Rheumatol Int 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Division of Histology and Embryology, Department of Human Morphology and Embryology, Wroclaw Medical University, Chałubińskiego Street 6a, 50-368, Wrocław, Poland.
Sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM) is a progressive, skeletal muscle disease with poor prognosis. However, establishing the final diagnosis is difficult because of the lack of clear biomarkers in the blood serum and very slow development of clinical symptoms. Moreover, most other organs function normally without any disturbance. Read More
Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Immunology Department, Shanxi Cancer Hospital, No. 3 Zhigong New Street, Taiyuan, 030013, Shanxi, China.
Background: Many diseases have been associated with intestinal microbial dysbiosis. Host-microbial interactions regulate immune function, which influences the development of gastric cancer.
Aims: The aims were to investigate the characteristics of intestinal microbiota composition in gastric cancer patients and correlations between the intestinal microbiota and cellular immunity. Read More
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany.
Purpose: Pelvic ring fractures are challenging injuries and require effective treatment due to the frequently compromised patient condition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of unstable pelvic ring injuries treated with a minimally invasive pedicle screw-rod system.
Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed for patients with an unstable pelvic ring injury that were treated with a minimally invasive anterior internal pelvic fixator (INFIX) with or without a posterior pedicle screw-rod fixator (6/2012-4/2015). Read More
Orthopade 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie und Schmerztherapie, Zentrum für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie der St. Elisabeth Gruppe - Katholische Kliniken Rhein-Ruhr, St. Anna Hospital Herne/Universitätsklinikum, Marien Hospital Herne/Marien Hospital Witten, Hospitalstr. 19, 44649, Herne, Deutschland.
Background: The most frequent causes of degenerative constrictions of the spinal canal are disk herniations and spinal stenoses. The lumbar and cervical spine is the most affected.
Surgical Procedures: After conservative treatments have been exhausted, surgical intervention may be necessary. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.
Introduction: Pyloric drainage during minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) may be more technically challenging than with an open approach. Alternatives to classic surgical drainage have increased in popularity; however, data are lacking to demonstrate whether one technique is superior in MIE. The purpose of this study was to compare post-operative outcomes after MIE between different pyloric drainage methods. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, 4031, Basel, Switzerland.
Background: Paraesophageal hernias (PEH) tend to occur in elderly patients and the assumed higher morbidity of PEH repair may dissuade clinicians from seeking a surgical solution. On the other hand, the mortality rate for emergency repairs shows a sevenfold increase compared to elective repairs. This analysis evaluates the complication rates after elective PEH repair in patients 80 years and older in comparison with younger patients. Read More
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Neurosurgery SanBo Brain Hospital Capital Medical University Beijing, China.
Biomed Res Int 2018 11;2018:5274754. Epub 2018 Nov 11.
Universidad de La Frontera, Dental School, Clinical Investigation and Dental Innovation Center (CIDIC), Temuco, Chile.
Background: Maintenance of hard tissue in the case of impacted third molars (M3M) with close relationship to the mandibular canal is still a surgical challenge which may be overcome using the inward fragmentation technique.
Methods: A consecutive case series of 12 patients required the extraction of 13 impacted M3M with a close relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). Via occlusal miniflaps, M3M were exposed occlusal under endoscopic vision and removed by inward fragmentation. Read More
Arab J Urol 2018 Dec 9;16(4):397-403. Epub 2018 Jul 9.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Sham University, Cairo, Egypt.
Objective: To evaluate and compare the clinical (patient's morbidity, quality of life [QoL]) and economic impact of autologous vs synthetic slings in female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), as over the last decade, the introduction of synthetic vaginal tapes for managing SUI has gained wide acceptance being quicker with low morbidity. Synthetic vaginal tapes have been progressively replacing the use of autologous rectus fascia. However, the high cost of these synthetic tapes is almost always an obstacle for most patients of limited socio-economic resources in the Egyptian community. Read More
Arab J Urol 2018 Dec 7;16(4):391-396. Epub 2018 Aug 7.
Department of Neurosurgery, Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq.
Objectives: To present our experience, in Iraq, with sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in patients with refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction, with discussion of the factors that affect the response rate.
Patients And Methods: In this prospective, clinical, interventional study, 24 patients were evaluated and treated by a team comprised of a Urologist and a Neurosurgeon with SNM over a 1.5-year period. Read More
Cytojournal 2018 12;15:28. Epub 2018 Nov 12.
Address: Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
Ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease having the highest gynecologic fatality in the United States with a 5-year survival rate of 46.5%. Poor overall prognosis is mostly attributed to inadequate screening tools, and the majority of diagnoses occur at late stages of the disease. Read More
Front Hum Neurosci 2018 26;12:452. Epub 2018 Nov 26.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Electroencephalography (EEG) recordings represent a vital component of the assessment of sleep physiology, but the methodology presently used is costly, intrusive to participants, and laborious in application. There is a recognized need to develop more easily applicable yet reliable EEG systems that allow unobtrusive long-term recording of sleep-wake EEG ideally away from the laboratory setting. cEEGrid is a recently developed flex-printed around-the-ear electrode array, which holds great potential for sleep-wake monitoring research. Read More
Sens Actuators B Chem 2019 Jan 4;279:447-457. Epub 2018 Oct 4.
Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045.
There is an urgent need of sensitive bioanalytical platforms for sensitive and precise quantification of low-abundance microRNA targets in complex biological samples, including liquid biopsies of tumors. Many of current miRNA biosensing methods require laborious sample pretreatment procedures, including extraction of total RNA, which largely limits their biomedical and clinical applications. Herein we developed an integrated Microfluidic Exponential Rolling Circle Amplification (MERCA) platform for sensitive and specific detection of microRNAs directly in minimally processed samples. Read More
Biomed Res Int 2018 8;2018:9494101. Epub 2018 Nov 8.
Department of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100006, China.
Objective: To compare the effect of intrauterine suitable balloon (ISB) and Foley balloon (FB) in the prevention of adhesion after hysteroscopic adhesiolysis in patients with intrauterine adhesions (IUAs).
Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 150 women with moderate and severe IUAs, who underwent hysteroscopic adhesiolysis. According to the postoperative placement of the ISB or FB, the cohort was divided into the ISB group and the FB group. Read More
Biomed Res Int 2018 8;2018:1258706. Epub 2018 Nov 8.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Oyaguchi Kami-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8610, Japan.
Purpose: Minimally invasive spine stabilization (MISt) using percutaneous pedicle screws plays a significant role in palliative surgery for metastatic spinal tumors. However, few studies have investigated surgical outcomes based on the epidural spinal cord compression scale (ESCCS). The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes of metastatic spinal tumors as evaluated by ESCCS in patients treated by MISt. Read More
Arthrosc Tech 2018 Nov 15;7(11):e1149-e1156. Epub 2018 Oct 15.
Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Subchondral lesions are the result of osseous modifications seen in a different array of pathologies such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, calcium pyrophosphate deposition, and osteonecrosis. The physiopathologic changes in all of the aforementioned pathologies are not clear yet. What is clear is that the development of a cystic change in the subchondral bone can cause pain and can lead to modification of the activity of daily life. Read More
Cureus 2018 Oct 2;10(10):e3404. Epub 2018 Oct 2.
Orthopaedics, Washington Spine and Scoliosis Institute, Bethesda, USA.
Symptomatic far-lateral lumbar disc herniation is a less common causes of lumbar radiculopathy than paracentral or central disc herniation. Treatment of far-lateral disc herniation with a retroperitoneal, transpsoas approach and disc fragment excision has been described. However, treatment of far-lateral disc herniation using lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) without neural manipulation has not been described. Read More
Cureus 2018 Oct 2;10(10):e3399. Epub 2018 Oct 2.
Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA.
A horseshoe kidney (HSK) is a urological malformation that is typically found incidentally after a traumatic injury due to its asymptomatic nature. We present a 25-year-old male with multiorgan injuries secondary to blunt abdominal trauma caused by a gunshot wound. We report the courses of action taken that led to the identification of the HSK and other associated intra-abdominal injuries and the subsequent surgical management. Read More
Surg Neurol Int 2018 2;9:225. Epub 2018 Nov 2.
Grant Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Ohio Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Background: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy within the spectrum of rheumatologic diseases. The systemic inflammation that characterizes AS leads to bone resorption and reformation. Pathologic remodeling may include kyphosis, osteoporosis, and multi-segment auto-fusion. Read More
Case Rep Cardiol 2018 8;2018:7904064. Epub 2018 Nov 8.
Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
We present the successful treatment of a large solid right atrial thrombus by the catheter-based suction embolectomy system AngioVac® (AngioDynamics, NY, USA). A previously healthy 60-year-old male was referred with acute pulmonary embolism, a large deep vein thrombus and a large right atrial thrombus. After one week of anticoagulation, the size of the atrial thrombus was unaltered, and the patient was treated by catheter-directed embolectomy using the AngioVac system. Read More