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Application of Damage Control Tactics and Transpapillary Biliary Decompression for Organ-Preserving Surgical Management of Liver Injury in Combat Patient.

Mil Med 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Surgery, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv 03022, Ukraine.

The combat penetrating gunshot injury is frequently associated with damage to the liver. Bile leak and external biliary fistula (EBF) are common complications. Biliary decompression is commonly applied for the management of EBF. Read More

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Intraoperative impaired cerebrovascular autoregulation and delayed neurocognitive recovery after major oncologic surgery: a secondary analysis of pooled data.

J Clin Monit Comput 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Anaesthesiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany.

Cerebral blood flow is tightly regulated by cerebrovascular autoregulation (CVA), and intraoperative impairment of CVA has been linked with perioperative neurocognitive disorders. We aim to assess whether impairment of CVA during major oncologic surgery is associated with delayed neurocognitive recovery (DNCR) postoperatively. We performed a secondary analysis of prospectively collected data. Read More

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Post-Operative Chylothorax in Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery.

Cureus 2021 Mar 10;13(3):e13811. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, PAK.

Chylothorax is a rare postoperative complication of congenital heart surgery. It has high morbidity with increased hospital stay and cost of treatment. Damage to the thoracic duct, disruption of accessory lymphatic vessels, and increased venous pressure exceeding that in the thoracic duct have been proposed as the possible causes of chylothorax after surgery for congenital heart disease. Read More

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Feasibility of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in ovarian cancer during COVID-19 pandemic.

Int J Gynecol Cancer 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: This study aims to evaluate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions on patients who underwent cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for ovarian cancer.

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated ovarian cancer patients who underwent HIPEC following complete cytoreductive surgery performed during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in three different centers specializing in gynecological oncology. All patients who underwent cytoreduction plus HIPEC for a primary, interval, and recurrent surgery were evaluated. Read More

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Consequences of ICU Readmission After Lung Transplantation: Beyond the Early Postoperative Period.

Arch Bronconeumol 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Intensive Care, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain; Shock, Organ Dysfunction, and Resuscitation Research Group, Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBER), Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:

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Prevention and treatment of postoperative pain in pediatric patients undergone craniotomy: Systematic review of clinical evidence.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Apr 1;205:106627. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Background: Prevention and treatment of postoperative pain after craniotomy in pediatric patients is an open and challenging clinical problem due to limited epidemiological data and significant concerns on safety of the most common analgesics in neurosurgical patients. We reviewed the literature to evaluate the possible available strategies in pain management in pediatric patients.

Methods: The systematic review was performed in accordance with PRISMA statement recommendations. Read More

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[Treatment of unstable fresh thoracolumbar burst fracture by over-bending rod reduction and fixation technique via posterior approach].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Apr;35(4):458-463

Department of Spine Surgery, Luohe Central Hospital, Luohe Henan, 462000, P.R.China.

Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of over-bending rod reduction and fixation technique via posterior approach in the treatment of unstable fresh thoracolumbar burst fracture.

Methods: A clinical data of 27 patients with unstable fresh thoracolumbar burst fracture, who were met the inclusive criteria and admitted between January 2018 and October 2019, was retrospectively analyzed. There were 15 males and 12 females with an average age of 41. Read More

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Monitoring the Patient Following Radio-Cephalic Arteriovenous Fistula Creation: Current Perspectives.

Vasc Health Risk Manag 2021 29;17:111-121. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Vascular Surgery, University of Insubria - Asst Settelaghi Varese, Varese, Italy.

Autogenous radial-cephalic direct wrist arteriovenous fistula (RC-AVF) in the non-dominant arm is the gold standard for dialysis vascular access. However, the RC-AVF non-maturation rate is significant (≃ 40%) due to an increasingly elderly and comorbid population incidence. A detailed identification of the biological cascade underlying arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation could be the key to clinical research aimed at identify the group of patients at risk of primary AVF failure. Read More

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Evaluation of changes in shoulder balance and prediction of final shoulder imbalance during growing-rod treatment for early-onset scoliosis.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2021 Apr 14;22(1):354. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Gongti North Rd, No. 8, Beijing, 100020, China.

Background: Obtaining and maintaining final shoulder balance after the entire treatment course is essential for early-onset scoliosis (EOS) patients. The relatively small number of growing-rod (GR) graduates who complete final fusion has resulted in an overall paucity of research on the GR treatment of EOS and a lack of research on the shoulder balance of EOS patients during GR treatment.

Methods: Twenty-four consecutive patients who underwent GR treatment until final fusion were included. Read More

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The Efficacy of Ab Externo Canaloplasty by Using a Nonabsorbable Suture and No Viscoelastics; IOP Results, Intraoperative and Early Complication Rates within 6-Month Follow-Up Period.

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Klinik für Augenheilkunde, Sankt-Johannes-Hospital Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany.

Background: To report the efficacy of ab externo canaloplasty by exclusively using only a nonabsorbable suture as a standalone operation or combined with phacoemulsification in terms of mean intraocular pressure (IOP), medication reduction, and intra- and postoperative complication rates as well as additional glaucoma surgery.

Patients And Methods: Forty-eight patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and 50 eyes were divided into two groups according to the operation performed (Group A canaloplasty, n = 34 and Group B canaloplasty combined with phaco, n = 16), respectively. The success criteria were evaluated between three IOP ranges: a) IOP ≤ 16 mmHg, b) ≤ 18 mmHg, and c) ≤ 21 mmHg. Read More

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Effect of Laser-assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy with Mitomycin C on Corneal Optical Density Measured with Confocal Microscopy.

Optom Vis Sci 2021 Apr;98(4):350-354

Clínica Novovisión, Madrid, Spain.

Significance: The development of confocal microscopy allows one to obtain high-resolution corneal images like its optical density. Some studies have evaluated the optical density with Scheimpflug cameras in the early post-operative period after photorefractive keratectomy, but no studies have evaluated the long-term evolution of optical density after surface ablation when mitomycin C is used.

Purpose: This work aimed to study the changes in corneal optical density measured with confocal microscopy in eyes treated with laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) and intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC) to correct myopia. Read More

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Budesonide transnasal pulsating nebulization after surgery in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

Drug Deliv Transl Res 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Otorhinolaryngology - Head and neck Department, Huriez Hospital, CHU Lille, 59000, Lille, France.

Intranasal corticosteroid drugs are widely used in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). In contrast to classical delivery with nasal pump sprays, pulsating aerosols can deliver significant doses into superior and posterior sinonasal spaces. A case-control study was designed to assess the efficacy of corticosteroid transnasal nebulization on short-term mucosal recovery and quality of life (QoL) following endoscopic sinus surgery in CRSwNP. Read More

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Pattern, timing and predictors of recurrence after surgical resection of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma.

World J Urol 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK.

Purpose: Currently there are no specific guidelines for the post-operative follow-up of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (chRCC). We aimed to evaluate the pattern, location and timing of recurrence after surgery for non-metastatic chRCC and establish predictors of recurrence and cancer-specific death.

Methods: Retrospective analysis of consecutive surgically treated non-metastatic chRCC cases from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (UK, 2015-2019) and the international collaborative database RECUR (15 institutes, 2006-2011). Read More

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Association between postsurgical pain and heart rate variability: protocol for a scoping review.

BMJ Open 2021 Apr 13;11(4):e044949. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Introduction: Surgical interventions can elicit neuroendocrine responses and sympathovagal imbalance, ultimately affecting cardiac autonomic function. Cardiac complications account for 30% of postoperative complications and are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality following non-cardiac surgery. One cardiovascular parameter, heart rate variability (HRV), has been found to be predictive of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Read More

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PIVKA-II serves as a potential biomarker that complements AFP for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.

BMC Cancer 2021 Apr 13;21(1):401. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Laboratory, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin's Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Huanhuxi Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, 300060, China.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors of the digestive system and has high morbidity and mortality rates. It is essential to search new biomarkers to improve the accuracy of early HCC diagnosis. Therefore, we evaluated the diagnostic value of prothrombin induced by vitamin K deficiency or antagonist- II (PIVKA-II) as a potential biomarker that complements α-fetoprotein (AFP) in HCC by detecting the serum PIVKA-II levels. Read More

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of early mobilization therapy in patients after cardiac surgery.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(15):e25314

The Affiliated People's Hospital of Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Background: Prolonged hospitalization and immobility of critical care patients elevate the risk of long-term physical and cognitive impairments. However, the therapeutic effects of early mobilization have been difficult to interpret due to variations in study populations, interventions, and outcome measures. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the effects of early mobilization therapy on cardiac surgery patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Read More

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Comparison of efficacy between the genicular nerve block and the popliteal artery and the capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block for total knee replacement surgery: A prospective randomized controlled study.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2021 Mar;55(2):134-140

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Uludağ University, School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of popliteal artery and the capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and genicular nerve block on postoperative pain scores, the need for rescue analgesics, range of motion (ROM), walking distance, and perioperative monitorization variables in patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.

Methods: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I-III patients were enrolled in this study and then were randomly assigned into three groups: the IPACK block group (17 female, 3 male; mean age=67.5±1. Read More

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Robotic versus laparoscopic anterior resections for rectal and rectosigmoid cancer: an institutional experience.

Ir J Med Sci 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Beacon Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Introduction: Colorectal surgery has evolved with the advent of laparoscopic techniques and now robotic-assisted surgery. There is significant literature supporting the use of laparoscopic techniques over open surgery with evidence of enhanced post-operative recovery, reduced use of opioids, smaller incisions and equivalent oncological outcomes. Robotic minimally invasive surgery addresses some of the limitations of laparoscopic surgery, providing surgical precision and improvements in perception and dexterity with a resulting decrease in tissue damage. Read More

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TNM 8 staging is a better prognosticator than TNM 7 for patients with locally advanced oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma treated with surgery and post-operative radiotherapy.

Radiother Oncol 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Clinical Oncology, Guy's and St Thomas, NHS Trust London, UK; King's College London, UK.

Purpose: To assess TNM 8 staging in discriminating overall survival (OS) amongst patients with locally advanced oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) treated with surgery and post-operative radiotherapy (PORT), compared to TNM 7.

Material And Methods: Data from OCSCC patients treated with surgery and PORT between January 2010 and December 2018 were reviewed. Demographics, tumour characteristics and treatment response data were collected, and patients staged according to both TNM 7 and TNM 8. Read More

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Intraoperative irradiation for early breast cancer (ELIOT): long-term recurrence and survival outcomes from a single-centre, randomised, phase 3 equivalence trial.

Lancet Oncol 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Division of Breast Surgery, IEO European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan, Italy.

Background: In the randomised, phase 3 equivalence trial on electron intraoperative radiotherapy (ELIOT), accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with the use of intraoperative radiotherapy was associated with a higher rate of ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence (IBTR) than whole-breast irradiation (WBI) in patients with early-stage breast cancer. Here, we aimed to examine the planned long-term recurrence and survival outcomes from the ELIOT trial.

Methods: This single-centre, randomised, phase 3 equivalence trial was done at the European Institute of Oncology (Milan, Italy). Read More

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Evolution of surgical management for phaeochromocytoma over a 17-year period: an Australian perspective.

ANZ J Surg 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of General Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Minimally invasive adrenalectomy and advances in anaesthetic techniques have transformed surgery for phaeochromocytoma. This 17-year review describes the evolution of phaeochromocytoma care in our unit.

Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort review of all patients who underwent adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma from 2000 to 2016. Read More

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Impact of platelet population behaviours in patients undergoing the Glenn procedure.

Cardiol Young 2021 Apr 12:1-5. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Department Kartal Kosuyolu High Speciality Educational and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Pulmonary pressure is one of the most important parameters in the postoperative follow-up of patients who have undergone the Glenn procedure. Platelet activation markers, which are inexpensive and easily accessible blood count parameters, have been shown to be associated with the aetiology and pathogenesis of primary pulmonary artery hypertension. We examined the relationship between platelet activation markers and pulmonary pressures in the early postoperative period of patients who underwent the Glenn procedure. Read More

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Machine Perfusion of the Liver: A Review of Clinical Trials.

Front Surg 2021 26;8:625394. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States.

Although efforts have been made by transplant centers to increase the pool of available livers by extending the criteria of liver acceptance, this practice creates risks for recipients that include primary non-function of the graft, early allograft dysfunction and post-operative complications. Donor liver machine perfusion (MP) is a promising novel strategy that not only decreases cold ischemia time, but also serves as a method of assessing the viability of the graft. In this review, we summarize the data from liver machine perfusion clinical trials and discuss the various techniques available to date as well as future applications of machine perfusion. Read More

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Evaluation of the Component Separation Technique for the Treatment of Patients with Large Incisional Hernia.

Int J Appl Basic Med Res 2021 Jan-Mar;11(1):40-43. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Background: Incisional hernia remains a frequent complication of abdominal surgery. Results of surgical repair are disappointing with recurrence rates of suture repair being in the range of 5%-63% depending on the type of repair used, with better results using mesh implantation. For the management of such large hernias, interest has been generated in the Component Separation Technique. Read More

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January 2021

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

J Thorac Dis 2021 Mar;13(3):1960-1970

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.

There is considerable interest and demand in the application of minimally invasive techniques in cardiac surgery driven by multiple factors including patient cosmesis and satisfaction, reduction of surgical trauma and the development of specialized instrumentation that allows these procedures to be performed safely. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) has been conducted for more than 25 years and has been shown to offer multiple benefits including better cosmetic results, enhanced post-operative recovery, improved patient satisfaction and most importantly, equivalent clinical outcomes with regards to quality and safety when compared to the standard sternotomy approach. MIMVS may be particularly beneficial in certain subgroups of patients, for example patients undergoing redo mitral valve surgery. Read More

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Aspirin plus ticagrelor or clopidogrel on graft patency one year after coronary bypass grafting: a single-center, randomized, controlled trial.

J Thorac Dis 2021 Mar;13(3):1697-1705

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) improves early post-operative graft patency, but the optimal DAPT strategy for the patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has not been confirmed. We sought to evaluate the effect of aspirin plus ticagrelor versus aspirin plus clopidogrel on saphenous vein graft (SVG) patency within 1 year after CABG.

Methods: Between October 2017 and December 2018, 147 consecutive patients undergoing elective CABG at Changhai Hospital were randomized into two groups: group AT, receiving aspirin 100 mg/d plus ticagrelor 2×90 mg/d; group AC, receiving aspirin 100 mg/d plus clopidogrel 75 mg/d. Read More

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Early Recovery Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty Through a Posterior Approach With Modified Postoperative Precautions.

J Arthroplasty 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.

Background: Recent data suggest that a modified, more lenient set of precautions after total hip arthroplasty (THA) performed through the posterolateral approach may safely allow more patient movement and exercise in the immediate postoperative period. We hypothesize that 1) patients undergoing THA given modified precautions will demonstrate a fast-track return to functional activity and 2) wrist-based activity trackers will provide valuable information on postoperative activity levels.

Methods: We prospectively enrolled patients undergoing THA. Read More

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Primary Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma of Cheek: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature.

Head Neck Pathol 2021 Apr 11. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Department of Oral Pathology, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, 1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.

Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue sarcoma characterized by an alveolar or organoid arrangement of polygonal tumour cells separated by fibrovascular septa. A specific fusion gene [ASPS critical region 1 (ASPSCR1)-TFE3] was detected in ASPS. Despite being a slow-growing tumour without pain and dysfunction, ASPS is characterized by early metastasis, which leads to poor prognosis. Read More

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No difference of gait parameters in patients with image-free robotic-assisted medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty compared to a conventional technique: early results of a randomized controlled trial.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Apr 11. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Orthopaedics Surgery and Sports Medicine Department, Croix-Rousse Hospital, Lyon University Hospital, Lyon, France.

Purpose: In recent studies, robotic-assisted surgical techniques for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) have demonstrated superior implant positioning and limb alignment compared to a conventional technique. However, the impact of the robotic-assisted technique on clinical and functional outcomes is less clear. The aim of this study was to compare the gait parameters of UKA performed with conventional and image-free robotic-assisted techniques. Read More

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Innovative adaptation of the "spare tissues concept" applied for olecranon coverage of a severe burn patient: A case report.

Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Purpan University Hospital, Toulouse, France.

Background: The management of bone exposure in patients with extensive burns could be a challenge due to the lack of healthy tissue. In such cases, it could be interesting to use any still healthy tissue initially destined for amputation and use it to cover up another site. We present the case of a sever burn patient for whom we used the only healthy palmar hand skin to cover an olecranon exposure. Read More

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