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Early Outcomes of Surgical Stabilisation of Traumatic Rib Fractures: Single-Center Review With a Real-World Evidence Perspective.

J Surg Res 2021 Apr 7;264:222-229. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of General Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia; Trauma Service, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia; Discipline of Surgery, Westmead Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) in selected trauma patients is associated with potential benefits. This study evaluates the real-world outcomes of SSRF since its implementation at Westmead Hospital, Australia. We hypothesize these outcomes to be similar to that reported by best-evidence in the literature. Read More

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Intracranial 131I-chTNT Brachytherapy in Patients with Deep-Seated Glioma: A Single-center Experience with 10-Year Follow-up from China.

Nuklearmedizin 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fourth Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Objective:  The intracranial brachytherapy has been applied for decades, however, no results with long-term follow-up have been reported. This study investigated the long-term efficiency of intra-tumoral injection of I-chTNT in patients with deep-seated glioma.

Method:  Thirty-five patients undergoing I-chTNT brachytherapy between December 2004 and May 2009 were enrolled. Read More

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Effects of sirolimus in the treatment of unresectable infantile hemangioma and vascular malformations in children: A single-center experience.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Asan Medical Center Children's Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505, Korea.

Objective: Recently, sirolimus has emerged as a safe and effective treatment modality for unresectable vascular lesions. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness and safety of sirolimus based an early experience with patients with unresectable vascular anomalies.

Methods: Medical records and radiological images of all patients with unresectable vascular anomalies treated with sirolimus at our center between January 2018 and November 2019 were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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Open surgical treatment of acute spontaneous isolated abdominal aortic dissection.

Ann Vasc Surg 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Introduction: The aim of this paper is to report our single-center experience in the open surgical treatment of acute spontaneous infrarenal isolated abdominal aortic dissection (siIAAD).

Methods And Patients: This was a single center retrospective study. Between January 2015 and 2020 ten patients were treated due to acute siIAAD with open surgery. Read More

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Adverse Events Associated With Therapeutic Endoscopic Retrograde Pancreatography.

Pancreas 2021 Mar;50(3):378-385

From the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO.

Objectives: Data regarding the safety of endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) are limited compared with biliary endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The aim of this study was to determine adverse events (AEs) associated with therapeutic ERP.

Methods: This single-center retrospective study examined consecutive therapeutic ERPs with the primary intention of cannulating the pancreatic duct. Read More

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Cone-Beam Computed Tomography: A User-Friendly, Practical Roadmap to the Planning and Execution of Every Rhinoplasty-A 5-Year Review.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

From private practice.

Background: Cone-beam computed tomography has recently rapidly developed worldwide as a versatile and convenient alternative to traditional computed tomography for imaging of the maxillofacial region. However, most surgeons performing rhinoplasty are surprisingly unfamiliar with it, in both the plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat communities.

Methods: The broad clinical experience of a single center over the past 5 years is reviewed. Read More

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Induction Immunosuppressive Therapy for Kidney Transplant in Elderly Recipients: A Single-Center Experience.

Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Apr;19(4):297-303

From the Medical City Fort Worth Transplant Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Objectives: The number of elderly kidney transplant recipients is increasing, and age-tailored induction immunosuppression regimens are needed. We compared safety and efficacy of basiliximab versus thymoglobulin at various dosages.

Materials And Methods: Of 590 kidney transplants at our center from 2012 to 2019, 119 (20. Read More

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EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION SUPPORT FOR POSTCARDIOTOMY SHOCK: SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE.

Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc 2021 Apr 8;28(1):25-29. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Santa Marta Hospital, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Centro, Lisbon, Portugal.

Objectives: We aim to report our experience on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) for postcardiotomy shock (PCS).

Methods: Single center, retrospective study of all patients on VA-ECMO for PCS, from November 2006 to July 2019. Pediatric and adult patients were analysed separately. Read More

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Technical Considerations and Clinical Applications of the Free Anterior Branch Split Latissimus Dorsi Flap.

Ann Plast Surg 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.

Background: The free anterior branch split latissimus dorsi flap has a reliable anatomy and advantages over the traditional latissimus dorsi flap. By preserving the posterior branch of the thoracodorsal nerve, morbidity at the donor site is reduced, preserving shoulder strength.

Methodology: The purpose of this article is to review our experience with the split latissimus flap, describe our surgical technique, and finally review representative cases of reconstruction in different anatomical regions. Read More

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Risk Factors for Disease Behavior Evolution and Efficacy of Biologics in Reducing Progression in Pediatric Patients with Nonstricturing, Nonpenetrating Crohn's Disease at Diagnosis: A Single-Center Experience in Korea.

Gut Liver 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center Children's Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background/aims: : Recently, the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) has changed to a treat-totarget strategy, in which disease progression is prevented with early intervention. We analyzed the long-term evolution of nonstricturing, nonpenetrating (B1) disease at diagnosis and factors related to disease evolution in pediatric CD.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 402 patients between 2000 and 2013 who were younger than 18 years and had B1 disease at CD diagnosis. Read More

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Percutaneous retrieval of intravascular foreign body in children: a case series and review.

Acta Radiol 2021 Apr 8:2841851211006904. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Percutaneous retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies has recently increased as a treatment option.

Purpose: To report our single-center experience of the percutaneous retrieval of 14 intravascular embolized catheter fragments in children and to conduct a literature review.

Material And Methods: MEDLINE databases were searched for case reports and series including children and iatrogenic catheter fragments or guidewires retrieved through percutaneous techniques. Read More

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Early extubation in operating room after single-lung transplantation: a single institutional experience.

Ann Palliat Med 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Early endotracheal extubation in operating room (E-OR) after lung transplantation is rarely reported worldwide. Herein, we aim to explore the feasibility and safety of E-OR after lung transplantation and demonstrate its potential benefits.

Methods: This study is a single-center retrospective database analysis of 18 patients. Read More

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Management of Traumatic Epidural Hematoma in Infants Younger than One Year: 50 Cases - Single Center Experience.

Pediatr Neurosurg 2021 Apr 8:1-8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Health Science, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim And Background: Traumatic epidural hematoma (EDH) is a rare but possibly fatal complication of head trauma in infants. In this study, infants who were younger than 1 year and followed up and treated for TEDH in our clinic were evaluated. Our series is the largest series consisting only infantile cases in the literature. Read More

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Clinical outcome of anomalous coronary artery with interarterial course in adults: Single-center experience combined with a systematic review.

Int J Cardiol 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Anomalous coronary artery originating from the opposite sinus of Vasalva with interarterial course (ACAOS-IAC) is associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. If identified in adulthood prognosis is usually more benign, resulting in a dilemma regarding revascularization.

Methods: This is a retrospective observational single-center study, including adults with ACAOS-IAC. Read More

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Long term outcome of immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy: A single center experience.

PLoS One 2021 8;16(4):e0249592. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Introduction: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) has a heterogeneous presentation and the progression to end stage renal disease (ESRD) is often influenced by demographics, ethnicity, as well as choice of treatment regimen. In this study, we investigated the long term survival of IgAN patients in our center and the factors affecting it.

Methods: This study included all biopsy-proven IgAN patients with ≥ 1year follow-up. Read More

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An endoscopic endonasal approach to craniopharyngioma via the infrachiasmatic corridor: a single center experience of 84 patients.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Neurosurgery Department, Pituitary Research Center, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Object: The infrachiasmatic corridor is the most important surgical access route for craniopharyngiomas and was identified and used in clinical series. The aims of this study were to describe the characteristics that assist dissection and resection rates in endoscopic surgery of solid, cystic, and recurrent cases and their importance in the infrachiasmatic corridor in endoscopic surgery.

Methods: One hundred operations on 84 patients with pathologically identified craniopharyngioma were included in the study. Read More

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Clinical and genetic characteristics and course of congenital long QT syndrome in children: A nine-year single-center experience.

Anatol J Cardiol 2021 Apr;25(4):250-257

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Istanbul Saglik Bilimleri University Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited primary arrhythmia syndrome associated with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. This study aimed to report the clinical and genetic characteristics and outcomes of children diagnosed as having LQTS in a tertiary pediatric cardiology center in Turkey.

Methods: This was a retrospective review of pediatric patients diagnosed as having LQTS at our center from January 2011 to April 2020. Read More

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Impact of coronary revascularization on outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Anatol J Cardiol 2021 Apr;25(4):225-235

Department of Cardiology, Medicana International Ankara Hospital; Ankara-Turkey.

Objective: Although the effect of coronary revascularization on clinical outcomes before and after transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI) is debatable, there is currently insufficient data to determine the most appropriate revascularization strategy. In this study, we present our single-center experience of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and its effect on clinical outcomes and mortality in patients undergoing TAVI.

Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 526 consecutive patients at our center, and 127 patients with obstructive coronary artery disease were included in the study. Read More

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The Changing Trends in Prenatal Diagnosis of Hemoglobinopathies in India: The Quest of a Single Center to Reduce the Burden of Disease over Three Decades.

Hemoglobin 2021 Apr 8:1-13. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Haematogenetics, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai, India.

The β-thalassemias and sickle cell disorders pose a considerable health burden in India. Of the more than 10,000 annual births of children with a severe hemoglobinopathy, only around 10.0% are managed optimally. Read More

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Evaluation of a Multimodal Analgesic Regimen on Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy.

Clin Transplant 2021 Apr 8:e14311. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Pharmacy Services, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA.

Postoperative pain is a significant source of morbidity in patients undergoing living donor nephrectomy (LDN) and a deterrent for candidates. We implemented a standardized multimodal analgesic regimen, which consists of pharmacist-led pre-procedure pain management education, a combination transversus abdominis plane and rectus sheath block performed by the regional anesthesia team, scheduled acetaminophen and gabapentin, and as-needed opioids. This single-center retrospective study evaluated outcomes between patients undergoing LDN who received a multimodal analgesic regimen and a historical cohort. Read More

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Single center experience with ultrasound guided axillary vein port placement.

J Vasc Access 2021 Apr 8:11297298211008094. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Purpose: To retrospectively review a single institution experience of ultrasound guided axillary vein port placement.

Methods: In this retrospective study, a patient list was generated after searching our internal database from 1/1/2012 to 10/1/2018. Patients who had undergone axillary vein port placement were included. Read More

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Routine anti-reflux surgery combined with gastrostomy in children: is it really necessary? Our single-center experience.

Cir Pediatr 2021 Apr 1;34(2):67-73. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Pediatric Surgery Department. Niño Jesús Pediatric University Hospital. Madrid (Spain).

Objective: To study gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children undergoing gastrostomy in a single pediatric institution.

Material And Methods: A retrospective study of patients undergoing gastrostomy from 2000 to 2017 was carried out. Demographic data, clinical data, progression, and complications were recorded. Read More

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Robot-Assisted Versus Open Radical Cystectomy: A Cohort Study on Perioperative Outcomes Accounting for Stage Selection Bias and Surgical Experience.

Int J Med Robot 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology, Saarland University, Kirrberger Street 100, 66421, Homburg/Saar, Germany.

Background: Most comparisons of robot-assisted (RARC) versus open radical cystectomy (ORC) for urothelial carcinoma do not factor the inherent stage selection bias or surgical experience.

Methods: We compared the perioperative outcomes of 229 RARC and 335 ORC at a single tertiary referral center with propensity score matching and multiple regression models, when controlling for tumor and patient characteristics, surgeon's experience and type of urinary diversion.

Results: RARC had less major complications (19. Read More

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Intermediate-term Outcomes of Heart Transplantation for Cardiac Amyloidosis in the Current Era.

Clin Transplant 2021 Apr 7:e14308. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Smidt Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles.

Background: Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) has been historically noted with poor outcomes after heart transplant (HTx). However, strict patient selection, appropriate multi-organ transplant and aggressive post-transplant therapy can result in favorable outcomes. We present the experience in the largest single-center cohort of CA patients post-HTx in the recent era. Read More

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Combined transoral exoscope and OArm-assisted approach for craniovertebral junction surgery: Light and shadows in single-center experience with improving technologies.

J Craniovertebr Junction Spine 2020 Oct-Dec;11(4):293-299. Epub 2020 Nov 26.

Institute of Neurosurgery, Operative Unit, Research Center and Master II Degree Surgical Approaches Craniovertebral Junction, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.

Background: The introduction of recent innovations in the field of intraoperative imaging and neuronavigation, such as OArm Stealth Station, allows to obtain crucial intraoperative data by performing safer and controlled surgical procedures. As part of the improvement of surgical visual magnification and wide expansion of surgical corridors, the 3D-4K exoscope (EX) represents nowadays an interesting and useful tool. Transoral approach (TOA) represents the historical gold standard direct microsurgical route to ventral craniovertebral junction (CVJ). Read More

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November 2020

Mid-Term Results of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Complicated Acute Type B Aortic Dissection at a Single Center.

J Chest Surg 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Complicated acute type B aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to report a single-center experience with endovascular stent-graft repair of acute type B dissection of the thoracic aorta and to evaluate the mid-term outcomes.

Methods: We reviewed 18 patients treated for complicated acute type B aortic dissection by thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) from September 2011 to July 2017. Read More

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Outcomes of Jehovah's Witnesses with hematological malignancies treated without transfusions - single center experience.

Folia Med Cracov 2020 ;60(4):53-64

Department of Hematology, Transplantation and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Malignancies of the hematopoietic system frequently are associated with severe cytopenias requiring transfusions of blood components. Refusal of blood components by Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) produces challenges to treatment. In this report we describe the outcome of hematological malignancies of JW patients treated without transfusions. Read More

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January 2020

The prevalence of low serum levels of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, folate and ferritin in adolescents: Single center experience.

Sci Prog 2021 Apr-Jun;104(2):368504211007667

Department of Pediatrics, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkiye.

Background: In this study, the aim was to evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D, vitamin B12, ferritin, and folate deficiencies in adolescence to clarify the need for early diagnosis and therapy.

Methods: The medical records of adolescents between 10 and 18 years of age between 01 September 2018 and 28 February 2019 as healthy with non-specific complaints, or due to well-child care visits, were analyzed retrospectively.

Results: A total of 1847/2507 (73. Read More

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Impact of preoperative sarcopenia and myosteatosis on prognosis after radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer.

Int J Urol 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan.

Objective: To evaluate the prognostic impact of sarcopenia and myosteatosis on survival after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer between 2010 and 2019, and 123 patients were finally included in this single-center study. Pretreatment computed tomography images at the L3 level were used to calculate skeletal muscle index and skeletal muscle density. Read More

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