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Clinical pharmacology, efficacy and safety study of a triple-secured fibrinogen concentrate in adults and adolescent patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency.

J Thromb Haemost 2019 Jan 20. Epub 2019 Jan 20.

Hematology division, Hemophilia Comprehensive Care Center Louis Pradel Hospital, University Lyon 1, Bron, France.

Background: Single-factor replacement therapy is considered the most suitable treatment option for hereditary fibrinogen deficiency. A triple-secured plasma-derived human fibrinogen product was developed to increase the safety of the former fibrinogen concentrate.

Objectives: This non-randomized, open-label, prospective study investigated pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of a novel fibrinogen concentrate (FibCLOT /CLOTTAFACT LFB, France) in inherited deficiency. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jth.14392DOI Listing
January 2019

A comparison of infection rates during skin cancer excisions using nonsterile vs sterile gloves: A prospective randomized pilot study.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2019 Jan 20. Epub 2019 Jan 20.

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Background: Standard surgical skin excision is a routine outpatient procedure commonly performed in Dermatology practice to treat nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer. Use of sterile gloves during this procedure has been the standard of care in most Dermatology offices.

Objective: To determine whether the incidence of infection rates was affected when using nonsterile gloves (NSG) instead of sterile gloves (SG) during standard skin excisions in an outpatient Dermatology clinic setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12860DOI Listing
January 2019

Chylous Ascites Following Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy: A New Improved Treatment Paradigm.

Clin Transplant 2019 Jan 19:e13483. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.

Chylous ascites is a difficult, albeit uncommon complication of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy (LLDN). Lymphatic leak is believed to be a result of injury to the cisterna chyli, regional lymph nodes or other peri-aortic lymphatics intraoperatively. Recommended management with dietary modifications can result in malnutrition and immunodeficiency. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13483DOI Listing
January 2019

Hysterectomy: All obstetrician-gynecologists should learn to perform it.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019 Jan 20. Epub 2019 Jan 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan.

Rudnicki et al. described that due to the increasing popularity of various non-surgical modalities and laparoscopic/robotic-assisted hysterectomies, the number of hysterectomies that a trainee can perform has decreased. They ask "Do all trainees in obstetrics and gynecology still need to learn to perform hysterectomy?" In our opinion, yes, all trainees still need to learn to perform abdominal hysterectomy. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/aogs.13539
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13539DOI Listing
January 2019
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Activities of daily living and patient satisfaction after long fusion for adult spinal deformity: a retrospective study.

Eur Spine J 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita, 010-8543, Japan.

Purpose: Spinal instrumented arthrodesis improves health-related quality of life (HRQOL), although mobility is impaired. This study evaluates activities of daily livings after thoracolumbosacroiliac arthrodesis for adult spinal deformity and patient satisfaction.

Methods: Fifty patients who underwent surgery filled self-administered questionnaires (1-year preoperative and postoperative conditions), and 36 patients (3 men and 33 women; mean age 71. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-05893-7DOI Listing
January 2019

Lessons learned from 227 biological meshes used for the surgical treatment of ventral abdominal defects.

Hernia 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Ospedale di Valdagno, Valdagno, VI, Italy.

Purpose: The advantages of biological meshes for ventral hernia repair are still under debate. Given the high financial cost, the proper indications for biological meshes should be clarified to restrict their use to properly selected patients.

Methods: A retrospective database was instituted to register all cases of abdominal wall defect treated with biological meshes from 1/2010 to 3/2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10029-019-01883-2DOI Listing
January 2019

The dangers of hurling-genital injuries arising in the modern game.

Ir J Med Sci 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Urology, University Hospital Waterford, Waterford, Ireland.

Objective: To assess the proportion of penoscrotal injuries arising from the sport of hurling and to assess work-up and management of each injury.

Methods: Using Hospital In-Patient Enquiry data, all penoscrotal injuries occurring over a 10-year period between 2007 and 2017 were identified and assessed. Chart review, imaging reports, operative notes and discharge summaries were used to identify the aetiology of each injury and those occurring due to hurling were selected for analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11845-019-01969-xDOI Listing
January 2019

An observational study evaluating the demand of major trauma on different surgical specialities in a UK Major Trauma Centre.

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

Introduction: Major Trauma Centres (MTCs) should ideally have all key surgical specialities on site. This may not always be the case since trauma is only one factor influencing speciality location. The implications of this can only be understood when the demands on specific specialities are established and this is not well documented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00068-019-01075-8DOI Listing
January 2019

Is Hemispheric Hypoperfusion a Treatable Cause of Cognitive Impairment?

Curr Cardiol Rep 2019 Jan 19;21(1). Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 7th Ave S-SC 650, Birmingham, AL, 35294, USA.

Purpose Of Review: To review the current literature that supports the notion that cerebral hemodynamic compromise from internal carotid artery stenosis may be a cause of vascular cognitive impairment that is amenable to treatment by revascularization.

Recent Findings: Converging evidence suggests that successful carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting are associated with reversal of cognitive decline in many patients with severe but asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. Most of these findings have been derived from cohort studies and comparisons with either normal or surgical controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11886-019-1089-9DOI Listing
January 2019

Survival Impact of Optimal Surgical Cytoreduction in Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer with Brain Metastasis.

Oncol Res Treat 2019 Jan 19;42(3). Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathological characteristics, treatment details and outcome of patients with brain metastasis from epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC).

Methods: This study included 21 patients diagnosed with brain metastasis from EOC between 1999 and 2009.

Results: Median age was 61 years (range 38-77). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000494334DOI Listing
January 2019

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer: Why We Fail? Results of a Prospective Multicenter Study on the Factors Associated with Failure of Node Mapping with Indocyanine Green.

Gynecol Obstet Invest 2019 Jan 18:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery, International School of Surgical Anatomy, IRCCS "Sacro Cuore" Hospital, Verona, Italy.

Background: The sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping for endometrial cancer staging is gaining wide diffusion, but there is no definitive evidence on the factors associated with the failure of mapping.

Objectives: To analyze the factors associated with the possible failure of bilateral SLN mapping with indocyanine green (ICG).

Methods: A prospective observational study without control on 110 patients with endometrial cancer apparently confined to the uterus, underwent laparoscopic surgical staging with SLN mapping with ICG. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000496699DOI Listing
January 2019

pathogenic variants: risk for thoracic aortic disease and associated complications from the Montalcino Aortic Consortium.

J Med Genet 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

Background: Pathogenic variants in cause thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections, along with aneurysms and rupture of other arteries. Here, we examined differences in clinical presentation of aortic events (dissection or surgical repair of an aneurysm) with respect to age and variant type in an international cohort of individuals with variants.

Methods: Aortic status and events, vital status and clinical features were abstracted through retrospective review of medical records of 212 individuals with 51 unique variants, including haploinsufficiency (HI) and missense substitutions in the MH2 domain, as well as novel in-frame deletions and missense variants in the MH1 domain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jmedgenet-2018-105583DOI Listing
January 2019

Inguinal hernia containing a native orthotopic kidney.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jan 18;12(1). Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

We report a rare case of an inguinal hernia containing part of a native kidney and present a review of the literature with regard to urological findings in patients with inguinal hernias. This case involves an elderly man with known bilateral inguinal hernias with an incidental radiographic finding of a large right inguinal hernia containing the inferior pole of the right kidney. The patient was not symptomatic from the hernia and given his overall frailty, no surgical intervention was offered. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227645DOI Listing
January 2019

Gastric remnant perforation in a gastric bypass patient secondary to splenic artery pseudoaneurysm: radiologic-surgical correlation.

Clin Imaging 2019 Jan 8;54:159-162. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Electronic address:

One of the more common effective surgical procedures performed today for obesity is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Though effective, both early and late complications do occur. Gastric remnant hemorrhage after gastric bypass is an uncommon late complication, posing both diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.01.006DOI Listing
January 2019

Homogeneous spinal-shortening axial decompression as a revision surgery after untethering surgery in child patients with tethered cord syndrome.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Center, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200003,People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcomes of homogeneous spinal-shortening axial decompression (HSAD) for the reoperation in child patients with tethered cord syndrome.

Methods: Between June 2012 and May 2015, A total of consecutive 20 child patients (≤18-year-age,7 males, 13 females) who underwent HSAD after untethering surgery were included. The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA)score and Visual analogue scale (VAS) were used to evaluate pre- and post-operative neurological function and pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.197DOI Listing
January 2019

The Current State of Neurosurgery in Haiti.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,Harvard Medical School(,) Boston, MA.

Even though surgical conditions account for as much as 32% of the global burden of disease, five billion people worldwide do not have access to timely, affordable surgical and anesthetic care. Access to surgical care is separated along socioeconomic divides and these disparities are most pronounced in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as the Caribbean nation of Haiti, where the availability of specialty surgical services like neurosurgery are scant, or completely absent. This article provides a narrative account of current neurosurgery-related activity in Haiti, a nation whose social, political and economic context is unique in the Americas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.205DOI Listing
January 2019

Paediatric Meningiomas In South Western Nigeria: A Single Institutional Experience.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

Background: Meningiomas are the second commonest intracranial tumours in many places worldwide. It is however rare in the paediatric age group and most studies have been able to document only a few patients. Meningiomas in paediatric patients have also being shown to behave differently to those in the adult population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.200DOI Listing
January 2019

Anterior Controllable Antedisplacement Fusion (ACAF) for Multilevel Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy with Spinal Stenosis: Comparison with Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion (ACCF).

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Center, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200003,People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Objective: This study aimed to introduce anterior controllable antedisplacement fusion (ACAF), a new surgical technique, to treat multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy with spinal stenosis, compared with anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF).

Methods: From January 2016 to June 2017, patients with multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy with spinal stenosis (MCSMSS) who underwent ACAF (36 cases) and ACCF (45 cases) were enrolled in this study. Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score was analyzed before the operation and at each time point during the follow-up after surgery to evaluate the neurologic function. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.212DOI Listing
January 2019

The exoscope in neurosurgery: an innovative "point of view". A systematic review of the technical, surgical and educational aspects.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli - IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.202DOI Listing
January 2019

Successful Surgical Therapy of Gross Thoracolumbar Kyphosis in a Boy With Achondroplasia.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.201DOI Listing
January 2019

Predictors for the Development of Symptomatic Myelopathy in Patients with Radiculopathy Caused by Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, 45 Changchun St, Beijing, 100053, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To identify clinical factors predicting the development of myelopathy in cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) patients with radiculopathy.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 83 cervical OPLL patients who presented with radiculopathy. Based on the symptoms and physical findings, we divided patients into 2 groups: myelopathy group and non-myelopathy group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.199DOI Listing
January 2019

A case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome after surgical clipping of unruptured cerebral aneurysm.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Neurosurgery, Kokura Memorial Hospital, 3-2-1 Asano Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2019.01.014DOI Listing
January 2019

Primary leptomeningeal melanocytic tumors of the spine: report of two cases and review of the literature.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Medicine Greifswald. Electronic address:

Primary leptomeningeal melanocytic tumors of the central nervous system are rare and especially in the spine less frequent compared to other entities. There is no consensus regarding the best care of these tumors. We report two cases of primary leptomeningeal melanocytic tumors, one PLM (Primary Leptomeningeal Melanoma) and one PLMC (Primary Leptomeningeal Melanocytoma) of the upper cervical spine and emphasize different surgical findings and clinical courses of these patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2019.01.015DOI Listing
January 2019

Evaluation of cellular ingrowth within porcine extracellular matrix scaffolding in congenital heart disease surgery.

Cardiovasc Pathol 2018 Dec 21;39:54-60. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 983135 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE,68198-3135. Electronic address:

The search for an ideal material for cardiac tissue repair has led to utilization of porcine small intestinal submucosa extracellular matrix (CorMatrix). Here, we examine the histologic features of CorMatrix and the associated cellular growth at a variety of time intervals. Tissues with CorMatrix from ten patients (4 male, 6 female) with ages ranging from 2 weeks to 2 years, and implant duration ranging from 1 week to 2 years were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2018.12.003DOI Listing
December 2018

Undifferentiated endometrial carcinoma: A selected immunohistochemical panel including PAX-8 and E-cadherin for aiding distinction from other endometrial carcinomas.

Ann Diagn Pathol 2019 Jan 10;39:36-41. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Surgical Pathology, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, PR China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2019.01.001DOI Listing
January 2019

CSF leak after endoscopic skull base surgery in children: A single institution experience.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 11;119:22-26. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of California San Diego, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, USA; University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA.

Introduction: The endoscopic expanded endonasal approach (EEA) has been shown to be a safe and effective surgical technique in the resection of pediatric skull base lesions. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are among the most common complications of this approach. Here we review skull base resections using EEA in pediatric patients at our single institution, to identify potential risk factors for this surgical complication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.01.010DOI Listing
January 2019

Resident Sensitive Processes of Care: the Impact of Surgical Residents on Inpatient Testing.

J Am Coll Surg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Stanford Department of Surgery. Stanford University. Stanford, CA; Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center, Department of Surgery, Stanford University. Stanford, CA.

Introduction: Healthcare value is a national priority, and there are substantial efforts to reduce overuse of low-value testing. Residency training programs and teaching hospitals have been implicated in excessive testing. We evaluated the impact of surgery residents on the frequency of inpatient testing and investigated potential inter-resident variation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.12.037DOI Listing
January 2019

"Liver Stiffness Measurement allows to early diagnose VOD/SOS in adult patients who underwent Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: results from a monocentric prospective study".

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Institute of Haematology "L. and A: Seràgnoli", University Hospital Sant'Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy.

Background: Veno-Occlusive Disease also known as Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome (SOS/VOD) is a life-threatening complication affecting patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Survival rate is higher when earlier specific therapy is initiated, thus improving early, non-invasive diagnosis of SOS/VOD is strongly needed. We aimed to assess in adult population undergoing HSCT, the diagnostic role for SOS/VOD of Liver Stiffness Measurement (LSM), evaluated by Transient Elastography (TE). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.01.019DOI Listing
January 2019

Selection Pressures of Vancomycin Powder Use in Spine Surgery: A Meta-analysis.

Spine J 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, 101 S. City Drive, Irvine, Orange, CA, 92868, USA.

Background Context: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a serious and costly complication of spine surgery. Many surgeons apply vancomycin powder to the surgical wound to prevent SSIs. While multiple studies have reported reduced rates of SSI, others have suggested that widespread use of intra-wound vancomycin may increase the incidence of vancomycin-resistant, gram-negative, or polymicrobial spinal infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2019.01.002DOI Listing
January 2019

Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Diverticulitis.

Gastroenterology 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

S-SPIRE Center and Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford California, 1070 Arastradero Rd, Ste 217, CA 94305.

Diverticulitis is a prevalent gastrointestinal disorder that is associated with significant morbidity and health care costs. Approximately 20% of patients with incident diverticulitis have at least 1 recurrence. Complications of diverticulitis, such as abdominal sepsis, are less likely to occur with subsequent events. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2018.12.033DOI Listing
January 2019

Model-Based Pain and Function Outcome Trajectory Types for Patients Undergoing Knee Arthroplasty: A Secondary Analysis from a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Departments of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.

Objective: Knee arthroplasty (KA) is an effective surgical procedure. However, clinical studies suggest that a considerable number of patients continue to experience substantial pain and functional loss following surgical recovery. We aimed to estimate pain and function outcome trajectory types for persons undergoing KA, and to determine the relationship between pain and function trajectory types, and pre-surgery predictors of trajectory types. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2019.01.004DOI Listing
January 2019

Controlled release of corticosteroid with biodegradable nanoparticles for treating experimental autoimmune uveitis.

J Control Release 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Ophthalmology, The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 400 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA; Center for Nanomedicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 400 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA; Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA; Departments of Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Pharmacology & Molecular Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA. Electronic address:

Noninfectious uveitis is a potentially blinding ocular condition that often requires treatment with corticosteroids to prevent inflammation-related ocular complications. Severe forms of uveitis such as panuveitis that affects the whole eye often require a combination of topical and either regional or systemic corticosteroid. Regional corticosteroids are currently delivered inside the eye by intravitreal injection (e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2019.01.018DOI Listing
January 2019

Natural history, treatment, and long-term follow up of patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B: an international, multicentre, retrospective study.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Endocrine Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy Ecole Doctorale de Cancerologie, Villejuif, France.

Background: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B is a rare syndrome caused mainly by Met918Thr germline RET mutation, and characterised by medullary thyroid carcinoma, phaeochromocytoma, and extra-endocrine features. Data are scarce on the natural history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B. We aimed to advance understanding of the phenotype and natural history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B, to increase awareness and improve detection. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22138587183033
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30336-XDOI Listing
January 2019
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Aortic angle is associated with neo-aortic root dilatation and regurgitation following arterial switch operation.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Unité Médico-Chirurgicale de Cardiologie Congénitale et Pédiatrique, Centre de référence Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes - M3C, Paris, France; Radiology Department, Hôpital Universitaire Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France.

Introduction: Neo-aortic root dilatation and regurgitation are common progressive long-term complications of the arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with increasing clinical burden. While several risk factors have been identified, most are constitutional. The acute aortic angle commonly seen after ASO might alter aortic dynamics and facilitate progression of the neo-aortic root dilatation and aortic regurgitation, but insufficient data is available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.042DOI Listing
January 2019

Comparison of patency rates of lymphaticovenous anastomoses at different sites for lower extremity lymphedema.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yamato Municipal Citizen's Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.

Objective: Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) is one of the surgical treatments of lymphedema. However, only a few reports have evaluated LVA directly. This study aimed to evaluate the patency of LVA using indocyanine green fluorescence lymphography and to determine the optimal anastomosis site in patients with lower extremity lymphedema. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2018.10.022DOI Listing
January 2019

Do Guideline-Based Indications Result in an Outcome Penalty for Patients With Severe Aortic Regurgitation?

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Pôle de Recherche Cardiovasculaire, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université Catholique de Louvain and the Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

Objectives: The present study examines whether improvements have reduced the negative impact of guideline triggers on postoperative outcomes.

Background: European and American guidelines for the management of severe aortic regurgitation (AR) define the triggers for AR surgery. These triggers are based on the results of studies performed in the 1990s analyzing outcomes of patients who underwent AR surgery in the 1980s. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.11.022DOI Listing
January 2019

Patient management conference: Correlating pre-surgical data.

Seizure 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, United States. Electronic address:

The epilepsy surgery patient management conference is a fundamental part of the presurgical evaluation. This article reviews the literature and describes a single center's approach. Case examples highlight how patient management conferences may influence clinical care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2019.01.006DOI Listing
January 2019

Contralateral Approach Based on a Preoperative 3-Dimensional Virtual Osteotomy Technique for Anterior Circulation Aneurysms.

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Our objective was to review 15 consecutive patients with anterior circulation aneurysms managed through a contralateral approach. Individualized surgical simulation using three-dimensional (3D) imaging was adopted to enable safe performance of clipping surgery.

Methods: Five patients had multiple intracranial aneurysms, and 10 patients had a single aneurysm on the contralateral side of the craniotomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.12.040DOI Listing
January 2019

The effect of length of follow-up on substantial clinical benefit thresholds in patients undergoing surgery for cervical degenerative myelopathy.

J Clin Neurosci 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, United States. Electronic address:

Patient-reported outcome measures are increasingly used to access pain, disability, physical function, and mental status to quantify effectiveness of surgical intervention in cervical myelopathy, yet each score has little meaning without established thresholds linked to clinical benefit. We set out to develop thresholds for substantial clinical benefit (SCB) in patients undergoing surgery for cervical myelopathy and to evaluate the effect of length of follow-up on SCB thresholds. Thirty-five patients undergoing spinal surgery for progressive cervical myelopathy were tracked from 2005 to 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2018.12.013DOI Listing
January 2019

Spinal phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors: Case report and literature review.

J Clin Neurosci 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Shuaifuyuan 1, Dong Cheng District, Beijing 100730, China. Electronic address:

Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is regarded as a rare paraneoplastic syndrome generally caused by phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors (PMTs). As far as we know, only 18 spinal PMTs have been described in the world's English literature. The purpose of this study is to increase familiarity with its clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal PMTs. Read More

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January 2019

MRI Diagnosis for Post-Traumatic Osteomyelitis of Extremities Using Conventional Metal-Artifact Reducing Protocols: Revisited.

Acad Radiol 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Rationale And Objectives: To assess the diagnostic power of MR imaging features for post-traumatic osteomyelitis (PTOM) of the extremities with metal implants using a 3.0-T machine with conventional metal-artifact reducing (MAR) protocols.

Materials And Methods: Between December 2012 and September 2016, 261 consecutive patients underwent MRI for clinical suspicion of PTOM in the appendicular skeleton at our hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2019.01.001DOI Listing
January 2019

Sex Differences in the Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology as a Subspecialty Among Cardiovascular Fellows-in-Training.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System/University of Michigan, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Objectives: The authors sought to determine the factors that influence fellows-in-training (FITs) to pursue a career in interventional cardiology (IC) and how these differ by sex.

Background: Despite increases in the proportion of women across numerous medical and surgical specialties over the last decade, IC still ranks at the bottom in terms of representation of women. It is unclear why this maldistribution persists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2018.09.036DOI Listing
January 2019

Letter to the editor on "Monitoring perioperative serum albumin can identify anastomotic leakage in colorectal cancer patients with curative intent".

Asian J Surg 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Departments of Gastrointestinal and Peripheral Vascular Surgery, People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning, People's Republic of China.

We read the article entitled "Monitoring perioperative serum albumin can identify anastomotic leakage (AL) in colorectal cancer patients with curative intent" by Tadanobu Shimura et al in the Asian Journal of Surgery with great interest. They presented not only the relationship between perioperative serum albumin level and AL, but also discussed some surgical- and tumor-related factors for AL after colorectal resection. However, the patient-and treatment-related factors nearly was not found in the research, which also were considered as key points for AL, such as ASA score, smoking, diabetes, and so on. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asjsur.2018.10.011DOI Listing
January 2019

Use of a Large Tenaculum Clamp as a Reduction Technique for Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. Electronic address:

Distal radius fractures are common upper extremity injuries requiring surgical treatment. In the context of management with a volar locking plate (VLP), a number of described techniques assist with restoration of individual anatomical parameters such as radial length, volar tilt, and articular congruity. We present a surgical technique that utilizes a large tenaculum bone clamp to provide an efficacious reduction in several planes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.11.017DOI Listing
January 2019

Prognostic Factors for Nonsurgically Treated Sagittal Band Injuries of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors that influence the prognosis for patients with sagittal band injuries who were treated nonsurgically.

Methods: A total of 94 patients who had been diagnosed with traumatic sagittal band injury and initially treated with 7 weeks of metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint extension orthosis wear (5 weeks of full-time followed by 2 weeks of part-time use) were studied. The response to treatment, including finger range of motion (ROM), extensor tendon instability, grip strength, and functional outcome measured as Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) score were assessed at 24-week follow-up. Read More

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January 2019

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and IVF treatment.

Reprod Biomed Online 2019 Jan 6;38(1):95-99. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, St. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna 40138, Italy.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential fatty acids, derived mostly from fish oil, that have a significant anti-inflammatory effect. Data from animal studies support their role in the reproductive mechanism, and recent human studies suggest a positive effect on sperm quality and natural conception. Their general role in human fertility, and specifically in IVF treatment, however, is not clear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2018.10.008DOI Listing
January 2019

Alarming Increasing Trends in Hospitalizations and Mortality With Heyde's Syndrome: A Nationwide Inpatient Perspective (2007 to 2014).

Am J Cardiol 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Cardiology, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia; Department of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address:

We studied the trends and outcomes of patients with intestinal angiodysplasia-associated gastrointestinal bleeding (Heyde's syndrome [HS]) with aortic stenosis (AS) who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) versus transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The National Inpatient Sample (2007 to 2014) and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes were used to identify HS hospitalizations, pertinent co-morbidities, and outcomes of SAVR versus TAVI from 2011 to 2014. The incidence of HS with AS was 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.12.043DOI Listing
January 2019

The application of fibrin sealant for the prevention of lymphocele after lymphadenectomy in patients with gynecological malignancies: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Gynecol Oncol 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Gynecological Oncology, Metaxa Memorial Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece.

Purpose: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the correlation between the use of fibrin-collagen sealants on lymph node dissection areas and formation of lymphocele after lymphadenectomy in patients with gynecological malignancies.

Materials And Methods: A systematic search of 5 electronic databases for articles published up to November 2018 was performed. All randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) which reported outcomes after application of fibrin collagen agents in patients who underwent lymphadenectomy for gynecological malignancies, were finally included in the present meta-analysis. Read More

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January 2019

From Voice Clinic to Operating Room: Are We Out of Tune?

J Voice 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Voice Disorders Unit, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, London, UK.

Introduction: To determine the consistency and accuracy of preoperative diagnosis in the voice clinic with intraoperative diagnosis and to suggest a standardized laryngeal examination protocol in the UK that is supported by evidence-based findings.

Method: From January 2011-September 2014, 164 patients were referred to the Multidisciplinary Team voice clinic and diagnosed with laryngeal pathology that required phonosurgery. The visualization (videostrobolaryngoscopy) in clinic was performed using either rigid laryngoscope or a video-naso-laryngoscope. Read More

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January 2019
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