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  1. Surgical procedures for voice restoration

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    Nawka, Tadeus; Hosemann, Werner

    2005-01-01

    Surgical procedures for voice restoration serve to improve oral communication by better vocal function. They comprise of phonomicrosurgery, with direct and indirect access to the larynx; laryngoplasty; laryngeal injections; and surgical laryngeal reinnervation. The basis for modern surgical techniques for voice disorders is the knowledge about the ultrastructure of the vocal folds and the increasing experience of surgeons in voice surgery, while facing high social and professional demands on the voice. Vocal activity limitation and participation restriction has become more important in the artistic and social areas. A number of surgical methods that have been developed worldwide for this reason, are presented in this article. Functional oriented surgery has to meet high standards. The diagnostics of vocal function has to be multi-dimensional in order to determine the indication and the appropriate surgical intervention. PMID:22073062

  2. Aesthetic Surgical Crown Lengthening Procedure

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    de Oliveira, Pablo Santos; Chiarelli, Fabio; Rodrigues, José A.; Shibli, Jamil A.; Zizzari, Vincenzo Luca; Piattelli, Adriano; Iezzi, Giovanna; Perrotti, Vittoria

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this case report was to describe the surgical sequence of crown lengthening to apically reposition the dentogingival complex, in addition to an esthetic restorative procedure. Many different causes can be responsible for short clinical crown. In these cases, the correct execution of a restorative or prosthetic rehabilitation requires an increasing of the crown length. According to the 2003 American Academy of Periodontology (Practice Profile Survey), crown lengthening is the most habitual surgical periodontal treatment. PMID:26609452

  3. Open Surgical Approaches for Pulmonary Metastasectomy.

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    Downey, Robert J; Bains, Manjit S

    2016-02-01

    Surgeons differ in the approach to resection of pulmonary metastases from nonpulmonary primary malignancies, with some favoring procedures that minimize trauma to the patient, and others performing open procedures with the goal of maximizing likelihood of resection of all detectable sites of disease. This article reviews how pulmonary metastasectomy emerged as a therapy for metastatic disease. Discussed is how surgical approaches used for this procedure have evolved, the available literature addressing whether open procedures lead to more complete resections, and if so whether resection by open procedures increases the likelihood of cure following resection. The technical aspects of the various thoracotomy techniques are also reviewed. PMID:26611506

  4. Laparoscopic-Assisted Surgical Procedures.

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    Steffey, Michele A

    2016-01-01

    Laparoscopic-assisted procedures allow a balance between the improved patient recoveries often associated with smaller incisions and the need for appropriate visualization of visceral organs/identification of lesions. The organ systems of small animal veterinary patients that are highly amenable to laparoscopic-assisted procedures include the urinary bladder, the gastrointestinal tract, and the reproductive tracts. Laparoscopic-assisted procedures are especially beneficial in the approach to luminal organs, allowing the organ incision to be exteriorized through the body wall, protecting the peritoneal cavity from contamination from luminal contents. Procedure-specific morbidities and patient selection should be considered when choosing between assisted laparoscopic and open approaches. PMID:26410563

  5. [Skeletal discrepancies: could we avoid surgical procedures?].

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    Bouletreau, Pierre; Raberin, Monique; Mayeux, Jean-François

    2014-12-01

    Orthodontic-surgical protocols are nowadays considered as the state-of-the-art in cases of skeletal dentomaxillary dysmorphosis. However, for some reasons, it may happen that unquestionable indications for orthodontic-surgical procedures are not respected, patients being treated by orthodontics alone. This kind of mistake in the treatment planning lay the patient open to various potential complications such as: abnormal duration of the orthodontic treatment, dental root resorptions, questionable tooth extraction, unfavorable facial aesthetics, treatment instability... The authors discuss these points illustrated by clinical cases. Although orthognathic surgery protocols became considerably simplified these last two decades, orthodontic-surgical protocols are still relevantly considered as heavy both by patients and practitioners. As a consequence, their indication must be carefully weighed by a multidisciplinary team, keeping in mind that these protocols represent the ultimate functional and aesthetic treatment for dento-skeletal dysmorphoses. PMID:25443406

  6. Surgical Procedures. Second Edition. Teacher Edition.

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    Baker, Beverly; And Others

    This teacher's guide contains 13 units of instruction for a course that will prepare students with the entry-level competencies needed by a surgical technologist. The course covers the following topics: introduction to surgical procedures; diagnostic procedures; general surgery; gastrointestinal surgery; obstetrics and gynecological surgery;…

  7. Surgical Procedures. Second Edition. Teacher Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baker, Beverly; And Others

    This teacher's guide contains 13 units of instruction for a course that will prepare students with the entry-level competencies needed by a surgical technologist. The course covers the following topics: introduction to surgical procedures; diagnostic procedures; general surgery; gastrointestinal surgery; obstetrics and gynecological surgery;…

  8. Evaluation of surgical procedures for trigeminal neuralgia.

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    Ong, K. S.; Keng, S. B.

    2003-01-01

    Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of facial pain that is difficult to treat. The pain can be excruciating and debilitating. The wide range of treatments currently used for trigeminal neuralgia is ample evidence that there is no simple answer to how it should be managed. This review will evaluate the current surgical procedures used for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. A critical analysis of the evidence-based studies to date was done to evaluate and compare the efficacy of the different surgical procedures. Arguments for and against the use of surgery for trigeminal neuralgia are presented. In addition, the surgical procedures were compared with other treatments for trigeminal neuralgia. PMID:14959906

  9. A comparison of surgical procedures and postoperative cares for minimally invasive laparoscopic gastrectomy and open gastrectomy in gastric cancer

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    Tang, Hong-Na; Hu, Jun-Hong

    2015-01-01

    Minimally invasive, laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) has assumed an ever-expanding role in gastric cancer treatment. Accumulating data so far seem to suggest that LG is at least a viable alternative of conventional open gastrectomy (OG) in different contexts. However, even though reviews and meta-analyses have compared the advantages and limitations of each option, it is still controversial whether LG is a better alternative to OG, especially in advanced gastric cancer (AGC). The major goal of this study is to evaluate the readouts of LG, in comparison with OG. A literature search was performed for studies published from 2009 to 2013. Medical records of 20868 gastric cancer patients from 32 independent studies were reviewed and analyzed. All 32 studies concluded that LG is at least comparable with OG. LG is superior to OG in offering less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, and lower risk of complications, although LG is probably inferior in operative time, and not different from OG in mortality. Considering the merits and the potential future technical improvement, it is reasonable to speculate that LG may eventually replace OG in most clinical contexts. PMID:26379823

  10. Surgical procedures in pinniped and cetacean species.

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    Higgins, Jennifer L; Hendrickson, Dean A

    2013-12-01

    Significant advances in veterinary diagnostic and surgical techniques have been made over the past several decades. Many of these advances, however, have not reached the field of marine mammal medicine. A number of limitations exist: risks of anesthesia, anatomical challenges, difficulties with wound closure, environmental constraints, equipment limitations, and perceived risks. Despite these limitations, surgical treatments have been successfully utilized in marine mammals. While surgery is performed in pinnipeds more frequently than in cetaceans, studies conducted in the 1960s and 1970s on dolphin sleep and hearing demonstrated that general anesthesia can be successfully induced in cetaceans. Since this pioneering work, a small number of successful surgeries have been performed in dolphins under both general anesthesia and heavy sedation. While these surgical procedures in pinnipeds and cetaceans have typically been limited to wound management, dentistry, ophthalmic procedures, fracture repair, and superficial biopsy, a number of abdominal surgeries have also been performed. Recently there have been pioneering successes in the application of minimally invasive surgery in marine mammals. Many of the anatomical challenges that almost prohibit traditional laparotomies in cetacean species and present challenges in pinnipeds can be overcome through the use of laparoscopic techniques. Due to the limited number of pinnipeds and cetaceans in captivity and, thus, the limited case load for veterinarians serving marine mammal species, it is vital for knowledge of surgical procedures to be shared among those in the field. This paper reviews case reports of surgical procedures, both traditional and laparoscopic, in pinnipeds and cetaceans. Limitations to performing surgical procedures in marine mammals are discussed and surgical case reports analyzed in an effort to determine challenges that must be overcome in order to make surgery a more feasible diagnostic and treatment option in the field of marine mammal medicine. PMID:24450040

  11. Minor surgical procedures. Faculty development workshop.

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    Nasmith, L.; Franco, E. D.

    1997-01-01

    PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Minor surgical procedures are an important part of general practice. Family medicine faculty members must feel competent in performing common office procedures in order to teach them to residents. OBJECTIVE OF PROGRAM: To upgrade the skills of 25 family medicine faculty members in minor surgical procedures through a half-day workshop. MAIN COMPONENTS OF PROGRAM: The workshop covered seven procedures: removal of lumps and bumps, basic suturing, intrauterine contraceptive device insertion, endometrial biopsy, casting and splinting, injection of joints, and office microscopy. Small groups of faculty members spent 30 minutes at each station where brief didactic sessions were followed by hands-on practice. The workshop was evaluated using an evaluation form immediately after the workshop and questionnaires before and 6 months after. CONCLUSION: Teaching minor surgical procedures is an essential part of the curriculum in a family medicine residency program. A faculty development workshop in minor surgical procedures is one means of upgrading the skills of faculty members in order to ensure that they can teach adequately in this area. PMID:9111988

  12. Characterization of aerosols produced by surgical procedures

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    Yeh, H.C.; Muggenburg, B.A.; Lundgren, D.L.; Guilmette, R.A.; Snipes, M.B.; Jones, R.K.; Turner, R.S.

    1994-07-01

    In many surgeries, especially orthopedic procedures, power tools such as saws and drills are used. These tools may produce aerosolized blood and other biological material from bone and soft tissues. Surgical lasers and electrocautery tools can also produce aerosols when tissues are vaporized and condensed. Studies have been reported in the literature concerning production of aerosols during surgery, and some of these aerosols may contain infectious material. Garden et al. (1988) reported the presence of papilloma virus DNA in the fumes produced from laser surgery, but the infectivity of the aerosol was not assessed. Moon and Nininger (1989) measured the size distribution and production rate of emissions from laser surgery and found that particles were generally less than 0.5 {mu}m diameter. More recently there has been concern expressed over the production of aerosolized blood during surgical procedures that require power tools. In an in vitro study, the production of an aerosol containing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was reported when power tools were used to cut tissues with blood infected with HIV. Another study measured the size distribution of blood aerosols produced by surgical power tools and found blood-containing particles in a number of size ranges. Health care workers are anxious and concerned about whether surgically produced aerosols are inspirable and can contain viable pathogens such as HIV. Other pathogens such as hepatitis B virus (HBV) are also of concern. The Occupational Safety and Health funded a project at the National Institute for Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute to assess the extent of aerosolization of blood and other tissues during surgical procedures. This document reports details of the experimental and sampling approach, methods, analyses, and results on potential production of blood-associated aerosols from surgical procedures in the laboratory and in the hospital surgical suite.

  13. Surgical Procedures in Predoctoral Periodontics Programs.

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    Radentz, William H.; Caffesse, Raul G.

    1991-01-01

    A survey of 58 dental school periodontics departments revealed the frequency of predoctoral dental students performing surgery, the frequency of specific procedures, the degree of participation or performance of students, incidence of preclinical surgical laboratories in the curricula, and materials and anesthesia used. A wide range in…

  14. Surgical Procedures in Predoctoral Periodontics Programs.

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    Radentz, William H.; Caffesse, Raul G.

    1991-01-01

    A survey of 58 dental school periodontics departments revealed the frequency of predoctoral dental students performing surgery, the frequency of specific procedures, the degree of participation or performance of students, incidence of preclinical surgical laboratories in the curricula, and materials and anesthesia used. A wide range in…

  15. 42 CFR 416.65 - Covered surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... surgical procedures require anesthesia, the anesthesia must be— (i) Local or regional anesthesia; or (ii) General anesthesia of 90 minutes or less duration. (3) Covered surgical procedures may not be of a...

  16. 42 CFR 416.65 - Covered surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... surgical procedures require anesthesia, the anesthesia must be— (i) Local or regional anesthesia; or (ii) General anesthesia of 90 minutes or less duration. (3) Covered surgical procedures may not be of a...

  17. 42 CFR 416.65 - Covered surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... surgical procedures require anesthesia, the anesthesia must be— (i) Local or regional anesthesia; or (ii) General anesthesia of 90 minutes or less duration. (3) Covered surgical procedures may not be of a...

  18. [Oral surgical procedures during anticoagulant therapy].

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    Blinder, D; Martinowitz, U; Ardekian, L; Peleg, M; Taicher, S

    1996-05-15

    Minor oral surgery, in patients being treated with anticoagulant therapy, constitutes a problem for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 77 patients getting coumarin underwent 168 oral surgical procedures (tooth extraction, apicoectomy, crown-lengthening, excision of lesions) without lowering the dose of anticoagulant. Local hemostasis was achieved in all cases by silk suture. For tooth extraction gelfoam was used as well. In 12 patients who presented with postoperative bleeding, it was controlled in all by gauze pressure with tranexamic acid and/or biologic glue and/or surgical splinting. Postoperative bleeding was not correlated with the international normalized ratio (INR), but with degree of local inflammation. The study shows that interruption of anticoagulant therapy in such cases is not justified, and the use of tranexamic acid or biological glue can control bleeding. PMID:8794658

  19. 20 CFR 220.60 - Diagnostic surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Diagnostic surgical procedures. 220.60... DETERMINING DISABILITY Consultative Examinations § 220.60 Diagnostic surgical procedures. The Board will not order diagnostic surgical procedures such as myelograms and arteriograms for the evaluation...

  20. 20 CFR 220.60 - Diagnostic surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Diagnostic surgical procedures. 220.60... DETERMINING DISABILITY Consultative Examinations § 220.60 Diagnostic surgical procedures. The Board will not order diagnostic surgical procedures such as myelograms and arteriograms for the evaluation...

  1. Pectoralis major tendon rupture. Surgical procedures review.

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    Merolla, Giovanni; Paladini, Paolo; Campi, Fabrizio; Porcellini, Giuseppe

    2012-01-01

    Summary Pectoralis major (PM) muscle is the powerful dynamic stabiliser of the shoulder that acts as a flexor, adductor and internal rotator. The rupture of the PM tendon is a relatively rare injury that was firstly described in a French boy by Patissier in 1822 and later, in 1861, by Letenneur who reported another similiar case. To date, over 200 cases have been published. In this article we describe the clinical anatomy and the mechanism of injuries of PM and we review the surgical procedures for acute and chronic ruptures. PMID:23738281

  2. Cardiac surgical procedures and glove reinforcements.

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    Alrawi, Sadir J; Houshan, Iyad; Zanial, Suhaib A; Cunningham, Joseph N; Acinapura, Anthony J; Raju, Ramanathan

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this prospective study is to determine the frequency and site of glove perforation during cardiac surgical procedures. Over a period of six months, gloves from 206 surgical team members were collected at the conclusion of surgery. All cases of known perforations were eliminated from the study. The percentage of glove perforation was 14%. The distribution of perforation across locations of the hand was significantly unequal (P = 0.001). We found that 73% of the punctures occurred in one of four contiguous locations on the glove: the radial side of the index finger (28%), the radial side of the thumb (21%), the palmar side of the index (14%), and the palmar side of the thumb (10%). Therefore, we recommend glove reinforcement on these locations that would provide better protection against transmission of infectious agents. Discomfort from restricted dexterity and impaired sense of touch with double gloving renders glove reinforcement a suitable alternative for universal precautions, especially in cardiac surgery while high level of perfection and dexterity were needed in lengthy, critical operations. PMID:11937466

  3. Finishing procedures in orthodontic-surgical cases.

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    Brunel, Jean-Michel

    2015-09-01

    To ensure optimal results, we must do our utmost to achieve targets based on order, symmetry and precision, our ultimate aim being to strive towards the desired harmony, planned contrast and exact proportions. Orthodontic-surgical treatments require specific finishing procedures, which most often call for multidisciplinary, or even transdisciplinary, collaboration. Finishing will involve the dental arches just as much as the orofacial environment. Above all, treatment of this kind demands a highly targeted approach in combination with well-defined and perfectly executed techniques. To finish a case satisfactorily, reasonable targets should be aimed for to ensure they are achieved. One must be ambitious and yet wise. A tight alliance of surgeon and orthodontist will nurture convincing and achievable projects and good, lifelong outcomes. Following the consolidation phase, roughly 4 to 6 weeks post-surgery, we can initiate the final orthodontic treatment, which, in effect, constitutes a mini-treatment in its own right. "Details make perfection, but perfection is not a detail" (Leonardo Da Vinci). "A lucid mind is the ante-chamber of intelligence" (Léo Ferré). In the order of life, every form of unity is always unique, and if each of us is unique, it is because everyone else is too. Ambition, wisdom, lucidity and efficiency will guarantee a successful result, the successful result. We must not be mere observers of our treatments, but the architect, project manager and site foreman at one and the same time. One could talk ad infinitum about finishing orthodontic-surgical cases because everything else leads up to the case-finishing and even the fullest description could never be exhaustive. PMID:26316452

  4. Fish Surgery: Presurgical Preparation and Common Surgical Procedures.

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    Sladky, Kurt K; Clarke, Elsburgh O

    2016-01-01

    Fish surgical procedures are commonplace in aquaria, zoos, laboratory facilities, and pet clinical practice. To incorporate fish surgery into a clinical setting, an understanding of anatomic differences between mammals and fish, bath anesthetics, and recirculating anesthesia techniques must be developed; a system or different size systems to accommodate anesthesia and surgery of particular species of concern at an institution or practice constructed; and familiar mammalian surgical principles applied with some adaptations. Common surgical procedures in fish include coeliotomy for intracoelomic mass removal, reproductive procedures, gastrointestinal foreign body removal, radiotransmitter placement, and integumentary mass excision. PMID:26611924

  5. 42 CFR 416.166 - Covered surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Covered surgical procedures. 416.166 Section 416.166 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) AMBULATORY SURGICAL SERVICES Coverage, Scope of ASC Services, and Prospective Payment System for ASC...

  6. Modeling surgical procedures to assist in understanding surgical approach

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    Ha, Kevin; Dumpuri, Prashanth; Miga, Michael I.; Thompson, Reid C.

    2007-03-01

    Often within the clinical environment of a neurosurgical brain tumor procedure, the surgeon is faced with the difficulty of orienting the patient's head to maximize the success of removing the pathology. Currently, these decisions are based on the experience of the surgeon. The primary objective of this paper is to demonstrate how a mathematical model can be used to evaluate the different patient positioning for tumor resection therapies. Specifically, therapies involving gravity-induced shift are used to demonstrate how a series of candidate approaches to the tumor can result in significantly different deformation behavior of brain tissue. To quantitatively assess the advantages and disadvantages of potential approaches, three different midline tumor locations were used to evaluate for the extent of tumor exposure and the magnitude of tensile stress at the brain-tumor interface, both of which are reliable indicators of the ease of resection. Preliminary results indicate that the lateral decubitus position is best suited for midline tumors.

  7. Randomised Trial Support for Orthopaedic Surgical Procedures

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    Lim, Hyeung C.; Adie, Sam; Naylor, Justine M.; Harris, Ian A.

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the proportion of orthopaedic procedures supported by evidence from randomised controlled trials comparing operative procedures to a non-operative alternative. Orthopaedic procedures conducted in 2009, 2010 and 2011 across three metropolitan teaching hospitals were identified, grouped and ranked according to frequency. Searches of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) were performed to identify RCTs evaluating the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures. Included studies were categorised as “supportive” or “not supportive” of operative treatment. A risk of bias analysis was conducted for included studies using the Cochrane Collaboration's Risk of Bias tool. A total of 9,392 orthopaedic procedures were performed across the index period. 94.6% (8886 procedures) of the total volume, representing the 32 most common operative procedure categories, were used for this analysis. Of the 83 included RCTs, 22.9% (19/83) were classified as supportive of operative intervention. 36.9% (3279/8886) of the total volume of procedures performed were supported by at least one RCT showing surgery to be superior to a non-operative alternative. 19.6% (1743/8886) of the total volume of procedures performed were supported by at least one low risk of bias RCT showing surgery to be superior to a non-operative alternative. The level of RCT support for common orthopaedic procedures compares unfavourably with other fields of medicine. PMID:24927114

  8. A Comprehensive Surgical Procedure in Conservative Management of Placenta Accreta

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    Kelekci, Sefa; Ekmekci, Emre; Aydogmus, Serpil; Gencdal, Servet

    2015-01-01

    Abstract We aimed to present a combined surgical procedure in conservative treatment of placenta accreta based on surgical outcomes in our cohort of patients. The study was designed as a prospective cohort series study. The setting involved two education and research hospitals in Turkey. This study included 12 patients with placenta accreta who were prenatally diagnosed and managed. We offered the patients the choice of conservative or nonconservative treatment. We then offered 2 choices for patients who had preferred conservative treatment, leaving the placenta in situ as is the classical procedure, or our surgical procedure. One patient preferred nonconservative treatment, the others opted for our procedure. We evaluated demographic and obstetric characteristics of patients, sonographic and operative parameters of patients, and surgical outcomes. We operated on 11 patients using this surgical procedure that we have developed for placenta accreta cases. We found that there was no need for hysterectomy in any patient, and we preserved the uterus for all of these patients. No patient presented any septic complication or secondary vaginal bleeding. Our surgical procedure seems to be effective and useful in the conservative treatment of placenta accreta. PMID:25700315

  9. Anatomical characterisation of surgical procedures in the Read Thesaurus.

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    Price, C.; Bentley, T. E.; Brown, P. J.; Schulz, E. B.; O'Neil, M.

    1996-01-01

    Each concept in the surgical operations chapter of the Read Thesaurus has been analysed to determine its anatomical site component. The underlying structure of this chapter and its relationship to the anatomy chapter are explored. The defined anatomical sites have been included as atomic maps in the Read Code template table, one of the key component files of the Thesaurus, relevant features of which are described. The analysis methodology is outlined and the value of an anatomically characterised surgical procedure terminology is discussed together with the implications of semantically defining a wider range of characteristics of surgical procedures. PMID:8947638

  10. Methodologic requirements for assessing surgical procedures in current medical literature.

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    Jiménez, Rosa E; Gutiérrez, Angela R; Benitez, Iralys M

    2003-02-01

    Even though, in theory, a new surgical technique should traverse all the stages established for drugs before being introduced into medical practice, it is suspected that many surgical procedures are utilized without having rigorously evaluated their efficacy and safety. With the aim of identifying the methodologic aspects currently employed for assessing new surgical procedures, a descriptive bibliographic study was carried out. Altogether, 75 journal articles published from 1996 to 1998 were reviewed. The papers must have come from studies carried out with the expressed objective of evaluating a surgical procedure and were selected through MEDLINE or directly from six prestigious medical journals (three specifically surgical and three general). Of the reviewed articles, 47% were retrospective studies, and the rest were prospective studies. More than 40% of the retrospective studies omitted some basic methodologic features, namely a description of the patients' source or a definition of the inclusion criteria. Among the 41 prospective articles, only 35 used a control group and 15 did not employ random allocation. Other basic issues, such as the sample size or inclusion of prognostic factors in the analysis, were present in fewer than 50% of the articles. It seems there is consensus about admitting that rigorous assessment of new surgical treatments should be an unavoidable condition before introducing such treatment into practice. The facts demonstrate that this principle is not being followed. PMID:12616442

  11. Major surgical procedures in children with cerebral palsy.

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    Theroux, Mary C; DiCindio, Sabina

    2014-03-01

    There are 3 surgical procedures that patients with cerebral palsy (CP) undergo that may be considered major procedures: femoral osteotomies combined with pelvic osteotomies, spine fusion, and intrathecal baclofen pump implant for the treatment of spasticity. Many complications are known to occur at a higher rate in this population, and some may be avoided with prior awareness of the preoperative pathophysiology of the patient with CP. PMID:24491650

  12. 42 CFR 416.65 - Covered surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... performed in an ASC; (2) Are not of a type that are commonly performed, or that may be safely performed, in... minutes or less duration. (3) Covered surgical procedures may not be of a type that— (i) Generally result in extensive blood loss; (ii) Require major or prolonged invasion of body cavities; (iii)...

  13. 42 CFR 416.65 - Covered surgical procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... performed in an ASC; (2) Are not of a type that are commonly performed, or that may be safely performed, in... minutes or less duration. (3) Covered surgical procedures may not be of a type that— (i) Generally result in extensive blood loss; (ii) Require major or prolonged invasion of body cavities; (iii)...

  14. Radiation exposure from fluoroscopy during orthopedic surgical procedures

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    Riley, S.A. )

    1989-11-01

    The use of fluoroscopy has enabled orthopedic surgeons to become technically more proficient. In addition, these surgical procedures tend to have less associated patient morbidity by decreasing operative time and minimizing the area of the operative field. The trade-off, however, may be an increased risk of radiation exposure to the surgeon on an annual or lifetime basis. The current study was designed to determine the amount of radiation received by the primary surgeon and the first assistant during selected surgical procedures involving the use of fluoroscopy. Five body sites exposed to radiation were monitored for dosage. The results of this study indicate that with appropriate usage, (1) radiation exposure from fluoroscopy is relatively low; (2) the surgeon's dominant hand receives the most exposure per case; and (3) proper maintenance and calibration of fluoroscopic machines are important factors in reducing exposure risks. Therefore, with proper precautions, the use of fluoroscopy in orthopedic procedures can remain a safe practice.

  15. Functional separation of septic and aseptic surgical procedures

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    Kramer, Axel; Assadian, Ojan; Wendt, Michael; Stengel, Dirk; Seifert, Julia

    2011-01-01

    Current evidence does not favour constructional over functional separation of septic and aseptic surgical procedures in terms of overall hygiene maintenance and incidence of skin and soft tissue infections. In both laminar and turbulent flow air operating theatres, air is not a relevant source of pathogens if surface disinfection is carried out properly. Final cleaning after a septic procedure includes a thorough wipe-disinfection of all potentially contaminated near and distant surfaces, including maintaining the necessary and effective exposure time of the chosen surface disinfectant. Cleaning utensils and clothes of all team members must be disposed of before leaving the theatre, and a complete change of gowns is mandatory before re-entering the operating room area. Strict adherence to this code of behaviour will allow for efficient functional separation of clean and contaminated surgical procedures without compromising patient safety. PMID:22242093

  16. Characterization of aerosols produced by surgical procedures: A summary

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    Yeh, Hsu-Chi; Muggenburg, B.A.; Lundgren, D.L.; Turner, R.S.; Guilmette, R.A.; Snipes, M.B.; Jones, R.K.

    1994-11-01

    In many types of surgery, especially orthopedic procedures, power tools such as saws and drills are used. These tools can impart considerable energy in disrupting tissue and may produce aerosolized blood and material from bone and other tissues. Surgical lasers and electrocautery tools can also produce aerosols due to vaporization of blood and tissues. A number of studies have been reported concerning production of aerosols during surgery, and some of the aerosols produced may contain infectious materials. Health care workers have expressed concern and questions pertaining to the occupational transmission of blood-borne pathogens including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) via blood aerosols during surgery. Little or no data existed characterizing the aerosols produced performing surgical procedures. Because of this lack of data, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health funded a project at ITRI to assess the extent of aerosolization of blood and other tissues during surgical procedures in the laboratory and in a hospital surgical suite.

  17. Suppression of Surgeons' Bacterial Hand Flora during Surgical Procedures with a New Antimicrobial Surgical Glove

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    Kramer, Axel; Ouriel, Kenneth; Suchomel, Miranda; McLaws, Mary-Louise; Rottman, Martin; Leaper, David; Assadian, Afshin

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Background: Perforations of surgical gloves are common and increase with the duration of glove wear. Skin flora, re-grown after pre-operative disinfection of the hands, may contaminate a surgical site. An antimicrobial surgical glove with chlorhexidine on its inner surface has been developed. We hypothesized that by suppressing the re-growth of skin flora during the complete course of a surgical procedure, antimicrobial gloves may reduce the risk of surgical site contamination in the event of an intra-operative glove breach. Methods: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, single-center trial, to measure any differences in the bacterial skin populations of surgeons' hands during surgical procedures done with antimicrobial and non-antimicrobial surgical gloves [ISRCTN71391952]. In this study, 25 pairs of gloves were retrieved from 14 surgeons who donned them randomly on their dominant or non-dominant hand. The number of bacteria retrieved from glove fluid was measured and expressed as colony forming units (CFU)/mL. Results: The median cfu/mL of antimicrobial gloves was 0.00 (LQ: 0.00 CFU/mL; UQ: 0.00 cfu/mL), with a mean log10 cfu/mL=0.02 (range: 0.00–0.30). The median CFU/mL of non-antimicrobial gloves was 54.00 (LQ: 3.00 cfu/mL; UQ: 100.00 cfu/mL) with a mean log10 CFU/mL=1.32 (range: 0.00–2.39). After a mean operating time of 112 min, the difference in the log10 CFU/mL was 1.30 (p<0.001). Conclusions: A new antimicrobial surgical glove suppressed surgeons' hand flora during operative procedures. In the event of a glove breach, the use of such a glove may have the potential to prevent bacterial contamination of a sterile surgical site, thereby decreasing the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) and increasing patient safety. Further clinical studies are needed to confirm this concept. PMID:24116857

  18. Open and Arthroscopic Surgical Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement

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    Kuhns, Benjamin D.; Frank, Rachel M.; Pulido, Luis

    2015-01-01

    Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common cause of hip pain, and when indicated, can be successfully managed through open surgery or hip arthroscopy. The goal of this review is to describe the different approaches to the surgical treatment of FAI. We present the indications, surgical technique, rehabilitation, and complications associated with (1) open hip dislocation, (2) reverse periacetabular osteotomy, (3) the direct anterior “mini-open” approach, and (4) arthroscopic surgery for FAI. PMID:26697431

  19. SPRENGEL'S DEFORMITY: SURGICAL CORRECTION BY A MODIFIED GREEN PROCEDURE

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    da Silva Reginaldo, Sandro; de Macedo, Ruy Rocha; de Andrade Amaral, Rogério; Cardoso, André Luiz Passos; Araújo, Helder Rocha Silva; Daher, Sergio

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the cosmetic and functional results of patients submitted to surgical correction of Congenital High Scapula (Sprengel's Deformity) using modified Green's Procedure, as well as patients' satisfaction and complications. Methods: Nine patients submitted to surgical treatment from September 1993 to April 2008 have been assessed. The modification from original technique was: subperiosteal muscle detachment, resection of superomedial scapular portion and fixation of medial portion of scapular spine to contralateral posterior iliac crest instead of skeletal traction, with subcutaneous wire. The mean age was 7 years and 3 months. The mean follow-up time was 3 years and 7 months. Results: The mean improvement in forward elevation was 39o (range 0 to 80o). According to the Cavendish Classification, cosmetic improvement of two degrees was achieved in eight cases, and three degrees in one. All patients were satisfied with results. Conclusions: Surgical correction of Sprengel's Deformity by a modified Green's procedure with contralateral posterior iliac crest fixation instead of skeletal traction, showed both cosmetic and functional improvements; all patients and/or family members were satisfied with the results, and the complications associated to the surgical technique did not interfere on end results.

  20. Acute skin lesions after surgical procedures: a clinical approach.

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    Borrego, L

    2013-11-01

    In the hospital setting, dermatologists are often required to evaluate inflammatory skin lesions arising during surgical procedures performed in other departments. These lesions can be of physical or chemical origin. Povidone iodine is the most common reported cause of such lesions. If this antiseptic solution remains in contact with the skin in liquid form for a long period of time, it can give rise to serious irritant contact dermatitis in dependent or occluded areas. Less common causes of skin lesions after surgery include allergic contact dermatitis and burns under the dispersive electrode of the electrosurgical device. Most skin lesions that arise during surgical procedures are due to an incorrect application of antiseptic solutions. Special care must therefore be taken during the use of these solutions and, in particular, they should be allowed to dry. PMID:23791082

  1. Surgical site infection rates in dialysis patients undergoing endovascular procedures.

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    Urbanes, Aris Q; Litchfield, Terry; Graham, Kevin; Hutyra, Carolyn A

    2015-10-01

    A surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection related to surgery that develops within 30 days after an operation or within 1 year of implant placement. Postoperative SSIs are the most common health-care-associated infections, occurring in up to 5% of surgical patients. Endovascular surgical procedures related to vascular access are common in the dialysis population and may cause SSIs. A large outpatient vascular access system developed and implemented a surveillance program to measure and monitor SSIs in their population. The health-care surveillance system extended to 76 ambulatory care centers across the United States and Puerto Rico. Based on a recorded 92,880 patient encounters, the surveillance system tabulated 12,541 valid patient survey responses documenting self-reported symptoms of infection within a 30-day postoperative period. The SSI rate was tabulated based on the presence of two or more specified indicators of infection: antibiotics, pus, dehiscence, pain, warmth, and swelling. Patients undergoing interventional procedures received surveys at discharge. Data were collected and analyzed using SPSS software. Survey analysis indicated a less than 3% superficial incisional SSI rate in hemodialysis patients undergoing endovascular procedures. The SSI rate for clean wound procedures is generally 2% or less. These data indicate that dialysis patients undergoing interventional procedures in vascular access centers may have a slightly greater risk of developing SSIs due to the presence of additional risk factors including obesity, diabetes, and age. This study was limited by a set of loose diagnostic criteria self-reported by patients, which may have overestimated the prevalence of infection. SSIs are a serious medical problem associated with increased morbidity and mortality and increased medical care costs. All providers should consider an active surveillance program following endovascular procedures given the comorbidities associated with the dialysis population. PMID:26448384

  2. Surgical and Non-Surgical Procedures Associated with Recurrence of Periodontitis in Periodontal Maintenance Therapy: 5-Year Prospective Study

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    Cota, Luís Otávio Miranda; Cyrino, Renata Magalhães; Lages, Eugênio José Pereira

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objective Prospective studies that investigated the influence of surgical and nonsurgical procedures in the recurrence of periodontitis and tooth loss in periodontal maintenance therapy (PMT) programs have not been previously reported. The objective of this study was to evaluate longitudinally the recurrence of periodontitis in regular compliers (RC) and irregular compliers (IC) individuals undergoing surgical and non-surgical procedures over 5 years in a program of PMT. Materials and Methods A total of 212 individuals participated in this study. Full-mouth periodontal examination including bleeding on probing, probing depth, and clinical attachment level were determined at all PMT visits over 5 years. The recurrence of periodontitis was evaluated in RC and IC individuals undergoing surgical and non-surgical procedures in PMT. The influences of risk variables of interest were tested through univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression. Results Recurrence of periodontitis was significantly lower among RC when compared to IC. Individuals with recurrence of periodontitis and undergoing surgical procedures showed higher probing depth and clinical attachment loss than those who received non-surgical procedures. Recurrence of periodontitis was higher in individual undergoing surgical procedures and irregular compliance during PMT. Conclusions Irregular compliance and surgical procedures in individuals undergoing PMT presented higher rates of recurrence of periodontitis when compared to regular compliant patients undergoing non-surgical procedures. PMID:26496187

  3. Veterinary Students' Recollection Methods for Surgical Procedures: A Qualitative Study.

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    Langebæk, Rikke; Tanggaard, Lene; Berendt, Mette

    2016-01-01

    When veterinary students face their first live animal surgeries, their level of anxiety is generally high and this can affect their ability to recall the procedure they are about to undertake. Multimodal teaching methods have previously been shown to enhance learning and facilitate recall; however, student preferences for recollection methods when translating theory into practice have not been documented. The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary students' experience with recollection of a surgical procedure they were about to perform after using multiple methods for preparation. From a group of 171 veterinary students enrolled in a basic surgery course, 26 students were randomly selected to participate in semi-structured interviews. Results showed that 58% of the students used a visual, dynamic method of recollection, mentally visualizing the video they had watched as part of their multimodal preparation. A mental recipe was used by 15%, whereas 12% mentally visualized their own notes. The study provides new information regarding veterinary students' methods of recollection of surgical procedures and indicates that in Danish veterinary students, a visual dynamic method is the most commonly used. This is relevant information in the current educational situation, which uses an array of educational tools, and it stresses the importance of supporting the traditional surgical teaching methods with high-quality instructional videos. PMID:26560545

  4. Surgical motion characterization in simulated needle insertion procedures

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    Holden, Matthew S.; Ungi, Tamas; Sargent, Derek; McGraw, Robert C.; Fichtinger, Gabor

    2012-02-01

    PURPOSE: Evaluation of surgical performance in image-guided needle insertions is of emerging interest, to both promote patient safety and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of training. The purpose of this study was to determine if a Markov model-based algorithm can more accurately segment a needle-based surgical procedure into its five constituent tasks than a simple threshold-based algorithm. METHODS: Simulated needle trajectories were generated with known ground truth segmentation by a synthetic procedural data generator, with random noise added to each degree of freedom of motion. The respective learning algorithms were trained, and then tested on different procedures to determine task segmentation accuracy. In the threshold-based algorithm, a change in tasks was detected when the needle crossed a position/velocity threshold. In the Markov model-based algorithm, task segmentation was performed by identifying the sequence of Markov models most likely to have produced the series of observations. RESULTS: For amplitudes of translational noise greater than 0.01mm, the Markov model-based algorithm was significantly more accurate in task segmentation than the threshold-based algorithm (82.3% vs. 49.9%, p<0.001 for amplitude 10.0mm). For amplitudes less than 0.01mm, the two algorithms produced insignificantly different results. CONCLUSION: Task segmentation of simulated needle insertion procedures was improved by using a Markov model-based algorithm as opposed to a threshold-based algorithm for procedures involving translational noise.

  5. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures: older women's perceptions and experiences.

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    Hurd Clarke, Laura; Repta, Robin; Griffin, Meridith

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyzes findings from in-depth interviews with 44 women aged 50-70 regarding their perceptions of and experiences with non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and injectable fillers. While 21 of the women had used a range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, 23 women had not. The data are discussed in light of feminist theorizing on cosmetic surgery which has tended to ignore the experiences of older women and has been divided in terms of the portrayal of cosmetic surgery as either oppressive or liberating. We found that some of the women used the procedures to increase their physical attractiveness and self-esteem, others viewed the procedures as excessively risky, and still others argued that the procedures stemmed from the social devaluation of later life. Treatments that involved the alteration of the surface of the body tended to be viewed as less risky than the injection of foreign substances into the body. PMID:18032254

  6. The versatility of spandex photographic retractor for transoral surgical procedures

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    Tauro, David P.; Uppada, Uday Kiran

    2016-01-01

    The trend toward transoral access, be it for pathology or facial cosmetic surgery, has become increasingly popular over the last two decades with facial incisions being used more and more sporadically than otherwise. Transoral access because of its inherent limitations, retraction of the oral and perioral tissues without inducing physical or thermal injury makes it a daunting task for the operating surgeon. The use of conventional retractors in conjunction with surgical instruments can lead to inadvertent injury to the perioral tissues resulting in untoward postoperative sequelae leading to patient discomfort and delayed recovery. This article elucidates the versatility of a simple photographic retractor (spandex) as a useful adjunctive tool in the retraction and protection of the perioral tissues for almost all transoral surgical procedures. PMID:26937374

  7. Preoperative testing before low-risk surgical procedures

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    Kirkham, Kyle R.; Wijeysundera, Duminda N.; Pendrith, Ciara; Ng, Ryan; Tu, Jack V.; Laupacis, Andreas; Schull, Michael J.; Levinson, Wendy; Bhatia, R. Sacha

    2015-01-01

    Background: There is concern about increasing utilization of low-value health care services, including preoperative testing for low-risk surgical procedures. We investigated temporal trends, explanatory factors, and institutional and regional variation in the utilization of testing before low-risk procedures. Methods: For this retrospective cohort study, we accessed linked population-based administrative databases from Ontario, Canada. A cohort of 1 546 223 patients 18 years or older underwent a total of 2 224 070 low-risk procedures, including endoscopy and ophthalmologic surgery, from Apr. 1, 2008, to Mar. 31, 2013, at 137 institutions in 14 health regions. We used hierarchical logistic regression models to assess patient- and institution-level factors associated with electrocardiography (ECG), transthoracic echocardiography, cardiac stress test or chest radiography within 60 days before the procedure. Results: Endoscopy, ophthalmologic surgery and other low-risk procedures accounted for 40.1%, 34.2% and 25.7% of procedures, respectively. ECG and chest radiography were conducted before 31.0% (95% confidence interval [CI] 30.9%–31.1%) and 10.8% (95% CI 10.8%–10.8%) of procedures, respectively, whereas the rates of preoperative echocardiography and stress testing were 2.9% (95% CI 2.9%–2.9%) and 2.1% (95% CI 2.1%–2.1%), respectively. Significant variation was present across institutions, with the frequency of preoperative ECG ranging from 3.4% to 88.8%. Receipt of preoperative ECG and radiography were associated with older age (among patients 66–75 years of age, for ECG, adjusted odds ratio [OR] 18.3, 95% CI 17.6–19.0; for radiography, adjusted OR 2.9, 95% CI 2.8–3.0), preoperative anesthesia consultation (for ECG, adjusted OR 8.7, 95% CI 8.5–8.8; for radiography, adjusted OR 2.2, 95% CI 2.1–2.2) and preoperative medical consultation (for ECG, adjusted OR 6.8, 95% CI 6.7–6.9; for radiography, adjusted OR 3.6, 95% CI 3.5–3.6). The median ORs for receipt of preoperative ECG and radiography were 2.3 and 1.6, respectively. Interpretation: Despite guideline recommendations to limit testing before low-risk surgical procedures, preoperative ECG and chest radiography were performed frequently. Significant variation across institutions remained after adjustment for patient- and institution-level factors. PMID:26032314

  8. [Surgical procedures for treatment of the rheumatoid knee].

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    Judas, Fernando; da Costa, Portela; Teixeira, Luís; Saavedra, Maria João

    2007-01-01

    In the last decade considerable modifications in the surgical procedures recommended for the treatment of rheumatoid knee have been observed. This was due to all the medical developments achieved in pharmacology and therapeutic as well as a significant quality improvement of the rheumatologist s intervention. The synovectomy and namely the total knee arthroplasty represent the most commonly procedures used in the surgical treatment of the rheumatoid knee. An arthroscopic followed by a radionuclide synovectomy can be an appropriate treatment in a knee with an inflammatory arthritis Larsen radiograph grade I II . The ideal patient for synovectomy must present an early disease absence of deformity or instability good range of motion and preserved articular cartilage. On the other hand a total knee arthroplasty represents the only possible operation to treat a rheumatoid knee with a severe bone and cartilage damage Larsen radiograph grade IV V including younger patients. Total knee arthroplasty is actually a successful operation providing pain relief and the restoration of the function. Nevertheless the excellent good short and medium-term results achieved do not resist over time. Similarly to what happens with every other arthoplasty joint replacements the particules that come from the wear of the biomaterials included in its composition are the cause of biological intolerance reactions which can lead to the need of a new implant. The replacement prosthesis raises technical issues related to the reconstruction of bone mass losses where the cryopreserved bone allografts can be recommended. PMID:18159199

  9. The Maze procedure: surgical therapy for refractory atrial fibrillation.

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    McCarthy, P M; Castle, L W; Trohman, R G; Simmons, T W; Maloney, J D; Klein, A L; White, R D; Cox, J L

    1993-01-01

    Although atrial fibrillation is well tolerated by most patients, in some patients the consequences may be severe. The Maze procedure is a new open-heart operation that creates a carefully designed maze of incisions in the atrial myocardium; this maze then acts as an electrical conduit to channel atrial impulses from the sinoatrial node to the atrioventricular node. The Maze procedure has been shown to restore sinus rhythm and atrial systole (thus reducing the risk of thromboembolism), improve hemodynamics, alleviate palpitations, and eliminate the need for antiarrhythmic and anticoagulant drugs. We describe our first patient to undergo this operation. PMID:8443950

  10. Use of mucogingival surgical procedures to enhance esthetics.

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    Allen, E P

    1988-04-01

    The procedures outlined herein deal primarily with improving esthetics. The importance of esthetics in periodontics is most apparent in patients with a high lip line. Current mucogingival procedures provide the surgeon with the capability to have a major role in the total treatment of complex restorative cases. Periodontal considerations must be included as an integral part of esthetic dentistry. A complete examination of the patient must include a thorough periodontal evaluation. In addition to the usual detection of periodontal pockets and inflammation indicative of periodontal disease, the examination should include a thorough mucogingival evaluation for detection of the following: (1) inadequate keratinized gingiva; (2) gingival recession; (3) excessive gingival display; (4) insufficient clinical crown length; (5) asymmetric gingival margins; (6) flat marginal contour; (7) improper gingival margin relationships; (8) lack of harmony of gingival margins with the lip line; and (9) alveolar ridge deficiencies. Mucogingival surgical procedures should be performed after control of all etiologic factors and in concert with the restorative therapy so that the surgery can produce the most desirable esthetic result. It must be understood that the location and contour of the gingival margin and its relationship to adjacent margins are as important to the final esthetic result as the location, form, and relationship of the incisal margins of the anterior teeth. Attention to the total dental display as framed by the smile, with appropriate mucogingival analysis and treatment, is necessary to achieve the most satisfying esthetic results. PMID:3163980

  11. TOPICAL REVIEW: Image-guidance for surgical procedures

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    Peters, Terry M.

    2006-07-01

    Contemporary imaging modalities can now provide the surgeon with high quality three- and four-dimensional images depicting not only normal anatomy and pathology, but also vascularity and function. A key component of image-guided surgery (IGS) is the ability to register multi-modal pre-operative images to each other and to the patient. The other important component of IGS is the ability to track instruments in real time during the procedure and to display them as part of a realistic model of the operative volume. Stereoscopic, virtual- and augmented-reality techniques have been implemented to enhance the visualization and guidance process. For the most part, IGS relies on the assumption that the pre-operatively acquired images used to guide the surgery accurately represent the morphology of the tissue during the procedure. This assumption may not necessarily be valid, and so intra-operative real-time imaging using interventional MRI, ultrasound, video and electrophysiological recordings are often employed to ameliorate this situation. Although IGS is now in extensive routine clinical use in neurosurgery and is gaining ground in other surgical disciplines, there remain many drawbacks that must be overcome before it can be employed in more general minimally-invasive procedures. This review overviews the roots of IGS in neurosurgery, provides examples of its use outside the brain, discusses the infrastructure required for successful implementation of IGS approaches and outlines the challenges that must be overcome for IGS to advance further.

  12. Control of bleeding in surgical procedures: critical appraisal of HEMOPATCH (Sealing Hemostat)

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    Lewis, Kevin Michael; Kuntze, Carl Erik; Gulle, Heinz

    2016-01-01

    The need for advanced hemostatic agents increases with the complexity of surgical procedures and use of anticoagulation and antiplatelet treatments. HEMOPATCH (Sealing Hemostat) is a novel, advanced hemostatic pad that is composed of a synthetic, protein-reactive monomer and a collagen backing. The active side is covered with a protein-reactive monomer: N-hydroxysuccinimide functionalized polyethylene glycol (NHS-PEG). NHS-PEG rapidly affixes the collagen pad to tissue to promote and maintain hemostasis. The combined action of the NHS-PEG and collagen is demonstrated to have benefit relative to other hemostatic agents in surgery and preclinical surgical models. This paper reviews the published investigations and case reports of the hemostatic efficacy of HEMOPATCH, wherein HEMOPATCH is demonstrated to be an effective, easy-to-use hemostatic agent in open and minimally invasive surgery of patients with thrombin- or platelet-induced coagulopathies. PMID:26730213

  13. Control of bleeding in surgical procedures: critical appraisal of HEMOPATCH (Sealing Hemostat).

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    Lewis, Kevin Michael; Kuntze, Carl Erik; Gulle, Heinz

    2016-01-01

    The need for advanced hemostatic agents increases with the complexity of surgical procedures and use of anticoagulation and antiplatelet treatments. HEMOPATCH (Sealing Hemostat) is a novel, advanced hemostatic pad that is composed of a synthetic, protein-reactive monomer and a collagen backing. The active side is covered with a protein-reactive monomer: N-hydroxysuccinimide functionalized polyethylene glycol (NHS-PEG). NHS-PEG rapidly affixes the collagen pad to tissue to promote and maintain hemostasis. The combined action of the NHS-PEG and collagen is demonstrated to have benefit relative to other hemostatic agents in surgery and preclinical surgical models. This paper reviews the published investigations and case reports of the hemostatic efficacy of HEMOPATCH, wherein HEMOPATCH is demonstrated to be an effective, easy-to-use hemostatic agent in open and minimally invasive surgery of patients with thrombin- or platelet-induced coagulopathies. PMID:26730213

  14. Open and Arthroscopic Surgical Anatomy of the Ankle

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    Frank, Rachel M.; Hsu, Andrew R.; Gross, Christopher E.; Walton, David M.

    2013-01-01

    Ankle-related complaints are among the most commonly encountered problems for musculoskeletal clinicians. Ankle pathology is widely variable, including, but not limited to, fractures, deformity, infection, oncologic diseases, neuromuscular conditions, and arthritis. While nonoperative management with activity modification, bracing and/or shoe modifications, and medications is usually indicated as first line of treatment, surgical intervention may become necessary. A thorough understanding of the complex anatomy and biomechanics of the ankle, and in particular, the potential neurovascular structures that may be encountered, is important to reduce complications and obtain good surgical outcomes. The purpose of this review is to discuss the most common open and arthroscopic exposures to the ankle with a focus on surgically relevant anatomy for each approach. PMID:24288614

  15. Quantifying Surgical Complexity through Textual Descriptions of Current Procedural Terminology Codes

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    Van Esbroeck, Alexander; Rubinfeld, Ilan; Syed, Zeeshan

    2012-01-01

    Models for surgical complications are a requirement for evaluating patients by the bedside or for risk-adjusted quality and outcomes assessment of healthcare providers. Developing such models requires quantifying the complexities of surgical procedures. Existing approaches to quantify procedural complexity rely on coding system generalities or factors designed for reimbursement. These approaches measure complexity of surgical procedures through the time taken for the procedures or their correspondence to rough anatomical ranges. We address this limitation through a novel approach that provides a fine-grained estimate of individual procedural complexity by studying textual descriptions of current procedure terminology (CPT) codes associated with these procedures. We show that such an approach can provide superior assessment of procedural complexity when compared to currently used estimates. This text-based score can improve surgical risk adjustment even after accounting for a large array of patient factors, indicating the potential to improve quality assessment of surgical care providers. PMID:23304420

  16. Small Mammals: Common Surgical Procedures of Rodents, Ferrets, Hedgehogs, and Sugar Gliders.

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    Miwa, Yasutsugu; Sladky, Kurt K

    2016-01-01

    Small mammal surgical procedures are a part of clinical veterinary practice and are performed with regularity. Anesthetic and analgesic techniques are important components of any successful small mammal surgical procedure. Many basic surgical principles used in dogs and cats can be directly applied to small mammals, but tissues tend to be smaller and thinner, and hemostasis is critical with small patients due to risk of death with minimal blood loss. Common surgical procedures in small mammals include integumentary mass and abscess excision, reproductive procedures, gastrointestinal foreign body removal, urolith removal, prolapsed tissues associated with the gastrointestinal tract, intra-abdominal mass excision, and hepatic surgery. PMID:26611930

  17. The Gastric Bypass for Failed Bariatric Surgical Procedures.

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    Fox; Fox; Oh

    1996-04-01

    METHODS: Evaluated are surgical difficulties, management problems and weight loss in patients with distal gastric bypass as a revisionary procedure. Eighty patients were followed up to 3 years; four were lost to follow-up. Mean age was 43; mean prebariatric surgery weight 134 kg; height 1.65 meters; body mass index 40.1; ideal body weight 62.7 kg; excess weight 70.5 kg; per cent excess weight 214%. A 250 cm stomach-to-ileocecal valve segment of small bowel was used, and the biliopancreatic secretions were brought into the terminal ileum 100 6 in from the ileocecal valve. Mean pouch size was 63 cc; length of hospital stay 5 days; operative blood loss 616 cc; operative time 130 min. RESULTS: Intraoperative complications included three splenic injuries (without splenectomy). Early complications included one deep vein thrombosis, two marginal ulcers, one GI hemorrhage, one wound dehiscence, one pouch outlet obstruction and one pancreatitis. Late complications included: one death from protein malnutrition/ ARDS; 21 hypoproteinemia; six protein malnutrition, and of these, three had hyperalimentation; three cholecystitis; 27 anemia; 22 incisional hernia; two staple-line disruption (reoperated); 26 low serum iron; 11 prolonged (>6 months) diarrhea; three prolonged frequent vomiting; and two unrelated deaths (chronic myelogenous leukemia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Mean excess weight loss was 83% at 12 months; 89% at 24 months; and 94% at 36 months. CONCLUSION: The distal gastric bypass is fraught with the operative and immediate post-operative complications experienced in any revisionary bariatric surgery. Distal gastric bypass is very effective in producing long-term weight loss. Nutritional problems are common but usually easily corrected. The most serious nutritional complication is protein malnutrition, which must be identified and corrected early. Success of this procedure is dependent upon patient compliance with proper nutrition and supplements, and regular office follow-up with monitoring of laboratory data. Patients who are noncompliant are at significant risk for complications. PMID:10729855

  18. HOSPITALIZATION TIME AFTER OPEN APPENDECTOMY BY THREE DIFFERENT SURGICAL TECHNIQUES

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    XIMENES, Agláia Moreira Garcia; MELLO, Fernando Salvo Torres; de LIMA-JÚNIOR, Zailton Bezerra; FERREIRA, Cícero Faustino; CAVALCANTI, Amanda Dantas Ferreira; DIAS-FILHO, Adalberto Vieira

    2014-01-01

    Background The choice of surgical technique to approach the appendicular stump depends mostly on skill and personal preference of the surgeon or on the protocol used in the service, and the influence of this choice in hospitalization time is not evaluated. Aim To evaluate the relation between surgical technique and postoperative hospitalization time in patients presenting with acute appendicitis. Methods Retrospective analysis of 180 patients who underwent open appendectomy. These where divided into three groups according to surgical technique: conventional appendectomy (simple ligation of the stump), tobacco pouch suture and Parker-Kerr suture. Data where crossed with hospitalization time (until three days, from four to six days and over seven days). Results A hundred and eighty patients with age from 15 to 85 years where included. From these, 95 underwent conventional technique, had an average hospitalization time of 3,9 days and seven had complications (surgical site infection, seroma, suture dehiscence and evisceration). In 67 patients, tobacco pouch suture was chosen and had average hospitalization time of 3,7 days and two complications (infection and seroma). In 18 Parker-Kerr suture was made, with average hospitalization time of 2,6 days, with no complication. Contingency coefficient between the variables hospitalization time and technique was 0,255 and Cramér's V was 0,186. Conclusion There was tendency to larger hospitalization time and larger number of complications in conventional appendectomy, whereas in patients where Parker-Kerr suture was performed, hospitalization time was significantly smaller. PMID:25184769

  19. Long-term results of endosurgical and open surgical approach for Zenker diverticulum

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    Bonavina, Luigi; Bona, Davide; Abraham, Medhanie; Saino, Greta; Abate, Emmanuele

    2007-01-01

    AIM: To assess the effectiveness of minimally invasive versus traditional open surgical approach in the treatment of Zenker diverticulum. METHODS: Between 1976 and 2006, 297 patients underwent transoral stapling (n = 181) or stapled diverticulectomy and cricopharyngeal myotomy (n = 116). Subjective and objective evaluations of the outcome of the two procedures were made at 1 and 6 mo after operation, and then every year. Long-term follow-up data were available for a subgroup of patients at a minimum of 5 and 10 years. RESULTS: The operative time and hospital stay were markedly reduced in patients undergoing the endosurgical approach. Overall, 92% of patients undergoing the endosurgical approach and 94% of those undergoing the open approach were symptom-free or were significantly improved after a median follow-up of 27 and 48 mo, respectively. At a minimum follow-up of 5 and 10 years, most patients were asymptomatic after both procedures, except for those individuals undergoing an endosurgical procedure for a small diverticulum (< 3 cm). CONCLUSION: Both operations relieve the outflow obstruction at the pharyngoesophageal junction, indicating that cricopharyngeal myotomy has an important therapeutic role in this disease independent of the resection of the pouch and of the surgical approach. Diverticula smaller than 3 cm represent a formal contraindication to the endosurgical approach because the common wall is too short to accommodate one cartridge of staples and to allow complete division of the sphincter. PMID:17552006

  20. Prospective Comparison of Stereotactic Core Biopsy and Surgical Excision as Diagnostic Procedures for Breast Cancer Patients

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    Morrow, Monica; Venta, Luz; Stinson, Tamy; Bennett, Charles

    2001-01-01

    Objective To determine whether stereotactic core biopsy (SCNB) is the diagnostic method of choice for all mammographic abnormalities requiring tissue sampling. Summary Background Data Stereotactic core needle biopsy decreases the cost of diagnosis, but its impact on the number of surgical procedures needed to complete local therapy has not been studied in a large, unselected patient population. Methods A total of 1,852 mammographic abnormalities in 1,550 consecutive patients were prospectively categorized for level of cancer risk and underwent SCNB or diagnostic needle localization and surgical excision. Diagnosis, type of cancer surgery, and number of surgical procedures to complete local therapy were obtained from surgical and pathology databases. Results The malignancy rate was 24%. Surgical biopsy patients were older, more likely to have cancer, and more likely to be treated with breast-conserving therapy than those in the SCNB group. For all types of lesions, regardless of degree of suspicion, patients diagnosed by SCNB were almost three times more likely to have one surgical procedure. However, for patients treated with lumpectomy alone, the number of surgical procedures and the rate of negative margins did not differ between groups. Conclusions Stereotactic core needle biopsy is the diagnostic procedure of choice for most mammographic abnormalities. However, for patients undergoing lumpectomy without axillary surgery, it is an extra invasive procedure that does not facilitate obtaining negative margins. PMID:11303136

  1. Surgical treatment of open splint bone fractures in 26 horses.

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    Harrison, L J; May, S A; Edwards, G B

    1991-06-29

    Over a period of 16 years, 26 horses were treated for open fractures involving the splint bones. Treatment consisted of surgical excision of fracture fragments and sequestra, and curettage of infected and unhealthy tissues. The splint bone distal to the fracture was removed in nine horses in which the attachment of the splint bone to the cannon bone via the interosseous ligament did not provide adequate stability. In two horses it was considered necessary to stabilise the proximal fragment by internal fixation and infection developed in both of them; one of these horses was destroyed on humane grounds. In the other 25 horses an excellent result was obtained in terms of cosmetic appearance and return to soundness. PMID:1897096

  2. Surgical management of hepatocellular carcinoma after Fontan procedure

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    Kwon, Steve; Scovel, Lauren; Yeh, Matthew; Dorsey, David; Dembo, Gregory; Krieger, Eric V.; Bakthavatsalam, Ramassmy; Park, James O.; Riggle, Kevin M.; Riehle, Kimberly J.

    2015-01-01

    The Fontan operation has successfully prolonged the lives of patients born with single-ventricle physiology. A long-term consequence of post-Fontan elevation in systemic venous pressure and low cardiac output is chronic liver inflammation and cirrhosis, which lead to an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Surgical management of patients with post-Fontan physiology and HCC is challenging, as the requirement for adequate preload in order to sustain cardiac output conflicts with the low central venous pressure (CVP) that minimizes blood loss during hepatectomy. Consequently, liver resection is rarely performed, and most reports describe nonsurgical treatments for locoregional control of the tumors in these patients. Here, we present a multidisciplinary approach to a successful surgical resection of a HCC in a patient with Fontan physiology. PMID:26029468

  3. Femoral lengthening during hip resurfacing arthroplasty: a new surgical procedure.

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    Vasseur, L; Ayoub, B; Mesnil, P; Pasquier, G; Migaud, H; Girard, J

    2015-04-01

    Correction of leg length discrepancy during hip arthroplasty is a technical challenge. Although resurfacing proposed to young subjects presents a number of advantages (stability, bone stock, etc.), it does not correct leg length discrepancy. We propose an original femoral lengthening technique concomitant to resurfacing performed through the same approach, consisting in a Z-shaped subtrochanteric osteotomy. Resurfacing was performed first and the femoral and acetabular reaming material was used for autografting. The series comprised five cases followed for a mean 42.2 months (range, 33-64 months). The mean surgical time was 100 min (range, 76-124 min). Weightbearing was authorized in all cases at the 8th week. The mean lengthening was 32 mm (range, 25-40 mm). Healing was observed in all cases. This surgical technique, reserved for very young subjects who accept an 8-week postoperative period without weightbearing, can be proposed in cases with substantial preoperative leg length discrepancy. PMID:25755066

  4. History and development of surgical procedures for atrial fibrillation.

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    Sueda, Taijiro

    2015-12-01

    Cox J.L. devised the Maze procedure as a radical procedure for treating lone atrial fibrillation (AF) based on the multiple re-entry theory proposed by Allessie M.A. recently, Damiano R.J. devised the Cox Maze IV procedure using a bipolar radiofrequency clamp instead of cut-and-sew lines in 2008. In Japan, Kosakai Y. modified the original Maze II procedure using cryoablation in place of cut-and-sew lines in 1994, and Sueda T. reported the efficacy of the left atrial Maze procedure for persistent AF associated with mitral valve disease in 1996. The latter procedure subsequently provided insight regarding the origin of AF for cardiologists, and Haissagierre M. discovered ectopic foci arising the from pulmonary veins as a trigger of paroxysmal AF in 1998. Other procedures, including the radial approach and the biatrial appendage-preserving Maze procedure, were also developed by Japanese surgeons. This paper reviews the history and modifications of the Maze procedure developed to eradicate AF, focusing especially on the contributions of Japanese surgeons in this field. PMID:25735737

  5. [Intraluminal surgical procedures for glottic enlargement in bilateral vocal fold paralysis in adduction].

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    Pfeiffer, J; Laszig, R; Maier, W

    2011-02-01

    Bilateral vocal fold paralysis with paramedian position of the vocal chords can result from iatrogenic or traumatic nerve injuries, neurologic disorders and extralaryngeal malignancies and usually causes significant shortness of breath while the voice is only slightly affected. Only about 10% of the affected patients tolerate the narrowed airway caused by bilateral vocal fold paralysis in adduction, so most patients are candidates for a surgical intervention. Today, a range of intraluminal surgical procedures for enlargement of the glottis in bilateral vocal fold paralysis have been described which intend to avoid or supersede tracheostomy and which have replaced time-consuming external approaches to the glottis. This report provides an overview of the most important intraluminal surgical procedures for bilateral vocal fold paralysis in adduction and comments in detail on indications, surgical techniques, advantages and potential complications of the presented procedures for temporary or definitive enlargement of the glottis. PMID:21170510

  6. Video-assisted thoracic surgical procedures in children.

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    Decampli, William M.

    1998-01-01

    The general principles and current applications of pediatric video-assisted cardiothoracic surgery (PVACTS) are reviewed. The purpose of PVACTS is to improve surgical quality and precision in selected operations. In the 1990s PVACTS has expanded to include the management of a variety of pulmonary, mediastinal, and cardiac lesions. Currently, PVACTS is carried out using a video camera connected to a low-profile scope and a specialized set of surgical instruments. PVACTS is an accepted modality for the diagnosis (by biopsy) of pleuropulmonary and mediastinal disease, and the treatment of pediatric empyema, spontaneous pneumothorax, and mediastinal cysts. Diaphragmatic plication, repair of chylous leak, and ligation of collateral vessels have all been done using PVACTS. PVACTS patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation and vascular ring repair are being successfully carried out in several institutions. The technique at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is described. Indications and techniques for PVACTS lobectomy and pneumonectomy are less well established. Suggested anecdotal methods are described. Cardioscopy carries the hope of improving intracardiac repair, and has been applied to several lesions. The future of PVACTS depends on the surgeon's willingness to master it, industry's willingness to customize instruments for pediatric use, and developments in the fields of virtual imaging and augmented reality. Copyright 1998 by W.B. Saunders Company PMID:11486208

  7. Evaluation of surgical outcome of penile augmentation and lengthening procedures.

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    Nabil, Nashaat; Hosny, Hossam; Kadah, Amr; Shamloul, Rany

    2013-01-01

    Our study included 280 patients complaining of small-sized penis. They were seen in the outpatient clinic of the Andrology Department, Kasr El Aini, Cairo University. Patients were collected from 2002 till 2008 and classified into 4 categories from an etiological point of view. Eleven patients (3.9%) were operated upon according to fine selection criteria; six patients were selected for lengthening procedures, while two patients were selected for increasing girth procedures and three patients for combined operation of lengthening and increasing girth techniques. Seven patients showed subjective satisfaction after lengthening procedures and four patients showed subjective satisfaction after increasing girth techniques. In conclusion, detailed analysis of short penis complaint with a proper diagnosis and patient education are required for accurate management of patients complaining of a short penis. PMID:23548799

  8. Surgical procedure logging with use of a hand-held computer

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    Fischer, Sandra; Lapinsky, Stephen E.; Weshler, Jason; Howard, Frazer; Rotstein, Lorne E.; Cohen, Zane; Stewart, Thomas E.

    2002-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the feasibility of incorporating hand-held computing technology in a surgical residency program, by means of hand-held devices for surgical procedure logging linked through the Internet to a central database. Setting Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto. Design A survey of general surgery residents. Methods The 69 residents in the general surgery training program received hand-held computers with preinstalled medical programs and a program designed for surgical procedure logging. Procedural data were uploaded via the Internet to a central database. Survey data were collected regarding previous computer use as well as previous procedure logging methods. Main outcome measure Utilization of the procedure logging system. Results After a 5-month pilot period, 38% of surgical residents were using the procedure-logging program successfully and on a regular basis. Program use was higher among more junior trainees. Analysis of the database provided valuable information on individual trainees, hospital programs and supervising surgeons, data that would assist in program development. Conclusions Hand-held devices can be implemented in a large division of general surgery to provide a reference database and a procedure-logging platform. However, user acceptance is not uniform and continued training and support are necessary to increase acceptance. The procedure database provides important information for optimizing trainees’ educational experience. PMID:12387537

  9. Use of Articaine in loco-regional anesthesia for day care surgical procedures

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    Bajwa, Sukhminder Jit Singh; Jindal, Ravi

    2012-01-01

    The popularity of day case surgical procedures has increased immensely over the last few years. Though various techniques are available for carrying out day-case anesthesia, preference for a technique depends upon the type of procedure, patient profile, associated co-morbidities, available infrastructure and back-up facilities, monitoring devices and comfort of the attending anesthesiologist with the technique. Day-case spinal anesthesia for ambulatory surgery has gained a wider acceptance and numerous drugs are available for use in loco-regional anesthesia. Articaine is one such amide local anesthetic drug which is increasingly being used in day care surgeries. Properties of articaine such as faster onset, shorter elimination time and rapid recovery from sensory and motor blockade make it a very useful agent in local and regional anesthesia for day care surgical procedures. This article aims to review these properties of articaine so as to evaluate how useful articaine can be for ambulatory surgical procedures. PMID:23225921

  10. 78 FR 19981 - Federal Open Market Committee; Rules of Procedure

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    ... Market Committee; Rules of Procedure AGENCY: Federal Open Market Committee, Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Federal Open Market Committee is amending its Rules of Procedure to...; or Deborah J. Danker, Deputy Director (202-452- 3253), Federal Open Market Committee, 20th and...

  11. A Comparative Evaluation for Biologic Width following Surgical Crown Lengthening Using Gingivectomy and Ostectomy Procedure

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    Ganji, Kiran Kumar; Patil, Veena Ashok; John, Jiji

    2012-01-01

    Surgical crown lengthening has been proposed as a means of facilitating restorative procedures and preventing injuries in teeth with structurally inadequate clinical crown or exposing tooth structure in the presence of deep, subgingival pathologies which may hamper the access for proper restorative measures. Histological studies utilizing animal models have shown that postoperative crestal resorption allowed reestablishment of the biologic width. However, very little has been done in humans. Aims. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential changes in the periodontal tissues, particularly the biologic width, following surgical crown lengthening by two surgical procedures before and after crown placement. Methods and Material. Twenty (20) patients who needed surgical crown lengthening to gain retention necessary for prosthetic treatment and/or to access caries, tooth fracture, or previous prosthetic margins entered the study. The following parameters were obtained from line angles of treated teeth (teeth requiring surgical crown lengthening) and adjacent sites: Plaque and Gingival Indices (PI) & (GI), Position of Gingival Margin from reference Stent (PGMRS), Probing depth (PD), and Biologic Width (BW). Statistical Analysis Used. Student “t” Test. Results. Initial baseline values of biologic width were 2.55 mm (Gingivectomy procedure B1 Group) and 1.95 mm (Ostectomy procedure B2 Group) and after surgical procedure the values were 1.15 mm and 1.25 mm. Conclusions. Within the limitations of the study the biologic width, at treated sites, was re-established to its original vertical dimension by 3 months. Ostectomy with apically positioned flap can be considered as a more effective procedure than Gingivectomy for Surgical Crown Lengthening. PMID:22969804

  12. Surgical treatment for early osteoarthritis. Part I: cartilage repair procedures.

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    Gomoll, A H; Filardo, G; de Girolamo, L; Espregueira-Mendes, J; Esprequeira-Mendes, J; Marcacci, M; Rodkey, W G; Steadman, J R; Steadman, R J; Zaffagnini, S; Kon, E

    2012-03-01

    Young patients with early osteoarthritis (OA) represent a challenging population due to a combination of high functional demands and limited treatment options. Conservative measures such as injection and physical therapy can provide short-term pain relief but are only palliative in nature. Joint replacement, a successful procedure in the older population, is controversial in younger patients, who are less satisfied and experience higher failure rates. Therefore, while traditionally not indicated for the treatment of OA, cartilage repair has become a focus of increased interest due to its potential to provide pain relief and alter the progression of degenerative disease, with the hope of delaying or obviating the need for joint replacement. This review of cartilage repair techniques will discuss currently available procedures, specifically pertaining to experiences in the setting of early OA. Level of evidence IV. PMID:22113219

  13. An adjunctive minor surgical procedure for increased rate of retraction

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    Krishnan, Prabhakar; Shetty, Sandeep; Husain, Akhter

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Orthodontic treatment is based on the principle that if prolonged pressure is applied to the tooth, tooth movement will occur as the bone around the tooth re-models. In this study osteotomy of buccal alveolar plate and undermining of interseptal bone was performed at premolar extraction site and rate of en-masse retraction and canine retraction was evaluated. Materials and Methods: Patients between the age of 18 and 25 years, requiring retraction of anterior teeth are selected for the study. Osteotomy with undermining of interseptal bone at the extraction site was performed. The procedure was performed on all four quadrants. Results: The average retraction in the maxillary arch was 0.98 mm/quadrant in 3 weeks, i.e., a total retraction of 5.89 mm in a span of 9 weeks. The average retraction in the mandibular arch was 0.96 mm/quadrant in 3 weeks, i.e., a total retraction of 5.75 mm in a span of 9 weeks. Conclusion: This method of achieving faster en masse retraction immediately after extraction definitely reduced the initial retraction time. We recommend that such procedure must be carried out with appropriate anchorage conservation methods. PMID:23946574

  14. Testicular biopsy in prepubertal boys: a worthwhile minor surgical procedure?

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    Faure, Alice; Bouty, Aurore; O'Brien, Mike; Thorup, Jorgen; Hutson, John; Heloury, Yves

    2016-03-01

    No consensus exists regarding the precise role of testicular biopsy in prepubertal boys, although it is considered useful for assessing the potential consequences of undescended testes on fertility. Current scientific knowledge indicates that surgeons should broaden indications for this procedure. For example, the use of immunohistochemical markers such as OCT/3-4, TSPY, Kit ligand (SCF) and ALPP (PLAP) has considerably facilitated the detection of germ cell tumour precursors, such as carcinoma in situ and/or gonadoblastoma. These markers are very important for evaluating malignancy risk in undervirilized patients with 46,XY disorders of sexual development. Testicular histology is also of considerable value in the prediction of both fertility potential and risk of cancer in individuals with undescended testes, particularly those with intraabdominal undescended testes. New possibilities for the preservation of fertility after gonadotoxic chemotherapy - even for prepubertal boys - are emerging. Cryopreservation of testicular tissue samples for the preservation of fertility - although still an experimental method at present - is appealing in this context. In our opinion, testicular biopsy in prepubertal boys is a minor procedure that can provide valuable information for predicting the risk of malignancy and fertility, and might be useful in fertility preservation in the near future. PMID:26787392

  15. Prevalence of Neoplastic Diseases in Pet Birds Referred for Surgical Procedures

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    Castro, Patrícia F.; Fantoni, Denise T.; Miranda, Bruna C.; Matera, Julia M.

    2016-01-01

    Neoplastic disease is common in pet birds, particularly in psittacines, and treatment should be primarily aimed at tumor eradication. Nineteen cases of pet birds submitted to diagnostic and/or therapeutic surgical procedures due to neoplastic disease characterized by the presence of visible masses were retrospectively analyzed; affected species, types of neoplasms and respective locations, and outcomes of surgical procedures were determined. All birds undergoing surgery belonged to the order Psittaciformes; the Blue-fronted parrot (Amazona aestiva) was the prevalent species. Lipoma was the most frequent neoplasm in the sample studied. Most neoplasms affected the integumentary system, particularly the pericloacal area. Tumor resection was the most common surgical procedure performed, with high resolution and low recurrence rates. PMID:26981315

  16. 78 FR 66932 - Scientific Information Request on Core Needle and Open Surgical Biopsy for Diagnosis of Breast...

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  17. Surgical Procedure Characteristics and Risk of Sharps-Related Blood and Body Fluid Exposure.

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    Myers, Douglas J; Lipscomb, Hester J; Epling, Carol; Hunt, Debra; Richardson, William; Smith-Lovin, Lynn; Dement, John M

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To use a unique multicomponent administrative data set assembled at a large academic teaching hospital to examine the risk of percutaneous blood and body fluid (BBF) exposures occurring in operating rooms. DESIGN A 10-year retrospective cohort design. SETTING A single large academic teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS All surgical procedures (n=333,073) performed in 2001-2010 as well as 2,113 reported BBF exposures were analyzed. METHODS Crude exposure rates were calculated; Poisson regression was used to analyze risk factors and account for procedure duration. BBF exposures involving suture needles were examined separately from those involving other device types to examine possible differences in risk factors. RESULTS The overall rate of reported BBF exposures was 6.3 per 1,000 surgical procedures (2.9 per 1,000 surgical hours). BBF exposure rates increased with estimated patient blood loss (17.7 exposures per 1,000 procedures with 501-1,000 cc blood loss and 26.4 exposures per 1,000 procedures with >1,000 cc blood loss), number of personnel working in the surgical field during the procedure (34.4 exposures per 1,000 procedures having ≥15 personnel ever in the field), and procedure duration (14.3 exposures per 1,000 procedures lasting 4 to <6 hours, 27.1 exposures per 1,000 procedures lasting ≥6 hours). Regression results showed associations were generally stronger for suture needle-related exposures. CONCLUSIONS Results largely support other studies found in the literature. However, additional research should investigate differences in risk factors for BBF exposures associated with suture needles and those associated with all other device types. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;37(1):80-87. PMID:26434696

  18. Remifentanil-based anesthesia versus a propofol technique for otologic surgical procedures.

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    Jellish, W S; Leonetti, J P; Avramov, A; Fluder, E; Murdoch, J

    2000-02-01

    Otologic procedures require a still surgical field and are associated with a 50% incidence of emetic symptoms. Propofol reduces nausea and vomiting but not intraoperative movement. This study compares a remifentanil/propofol anesthetic to a propofol/fentanyl combination to determine which provides the best perioperative conditions for otologic microsurgery. Eighty healthy patients were randomly assigned to receive one of the anesthetic combinations. Demographic data, hemodynamic variables, movement, and bispectral index monitoring values in addition to anesthetic emergence, nausea, vomiting, pain, and other recovery variables were compared between groups with appropriate statistical methods. Both groups were similar. Times to eye opening (7.7 +/- 0.7 vs 12.4 +/- 1.2 minutes) and extubation (9.8 +/- 0.9 vs 12.4 +/- 1.0 minutes) were shorter with remifentanil. This group also had lower hemodynamic variables and movement (23% vs 65%) under anesthesia. Postoperative pain was mild in both groups, but remifentanil patients had more than the propofol group. All other postoperative parameters were similar. Remifentanil-based anesthesia produces better hemodynamic stability, less movement, and faster emergence after otologic surgery, with propofol's antiemetic effect, for the same cost. PMID:10652394

  19. Knowing the operative game plan: a novel tool for the assessment of surgical procedural knowledge

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    Balayla, Jacques; Bergman, Simon; Ghitulescu, Gabriela; Feldman, Liane S.; Fraser, Shannon A.

    2012-01-01

    Background What is the source of inadequate performance in the operating room? Is it a lack of technical skills, poor judgment or a lack of rocedural knowledge? We created a surgical procedural knowledge (SPK) assessment tool and evaluated its use. Methods We interviewed medical students, residents and training program staff on SPK assessment tools developed for 3 different common general surgery procedures: inguinal hernia repair with mesh in men, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and right hemicolectomy. The tools were developed as a step-wise assessment of specific surgical procedures based on techniques described in a current surgical text. We compared novice (medical student to postgraduate year [PGY]-2) and expert group (PGY-3 to program staff) scores using the Mann–Whitney U test. We calculated the total SPK score and defined a cut-off score using receiver operating characteristic analysis. Results In all, 5 participants in 7 different training groups (n = 35) underwent an interview. Median scores for each procedure and overall SPK scores increased with experience. The median SPK for novices was 54.9 (95% confidence interval [CI] 21.6–58.8) compared with 98.05 (95% CP 94.1–100.0) for experts (p = 0.012). The SPK cut-off score of 93.1 discriminates between novice and expert surgeons. Conclusion Surgical procedural knowledge can reliably be assessed using our SPK assessment tool. It can discriminate between novice and expert surgeons for common general surgical procedures. Future studies are planned to evaluate its use for more complex procedures. PMID:22854153

  20. Alternative Approach to the Management of Postoperative Pain after Pediatric Surgical Procedures

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    Souza, Juliana; Santos-Pinto, Lourdes; Pansani, Cyneu

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT Aim: This paper reports two clinical cases in which the application of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) enhanced the postoperative symptoms after pediatric surgical procedures. Background: The uses of novel technologies allow more comfort to the patients and ensure a rapid procedure, and LLLT application has shown a positive effect in the prevention of discomfort after invasive procedures. Case description: Low-level laser therapy protocol was applied after surgical removal of supernumerary tooth and frenectomy resulting in less swallow and pain with no need of medication intake. Conclusion: The laser application was well accepted by both children and parents and showed a clinical efficiency in the follow-up examinations beyond the satisfactory quality of wound healing. Clinical significance: The LLLT approach is an excellent adjuvant therapy resource for delivery an optimal postoperative after surgical procedures in children. How to cite this article: Paschoal M, Souza J, Santos-Pinto L, Pansani C. Alternative Approach to the Management of Postoperative Pain after Pediatric Surgical Procedures. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014;7(2):125-129. PMID:25356012

  1. [Tension-free procedures in the surgical treatment of groin hernias].

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    Mili?, Dragan J; Peji?, Miljko A

    2003-01-01

    Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States, with 700,000 operations performed each year. Improvements in surgical technique, together with the development of new prosthetic materials and a better understanding of how to use them, have significantly improved outcomes for many patients. These improvements have occurred most notably in centers specializing in hernia surgery, with some institutions reporting failure rates of less than 1%. In contrast, failure rates for general surgeons, who perform most hernia repairs, remain significantly higher. This has important socioeconomic implications, adding an estimated $28 billion or more to the cost of treating the condition, based on calculations utilizing conservative estimates of failure rates and the average cost of a hernia repair. Success of groin hernia repair is measured primarily by the permanence of the operation, fewest complications, minimal costs, and earliest return to normal activities. This success depends largely on the surgeon's understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the surgical area as well as a knowledge of how to use most effectively the currently available techniques and materials. The most important advance in hernia surgery has been the development of tension-free repairs. In 1958, Usher described a hernia repair using Marlex mesh. The benefit of that repair he described as being "tension-eliminating" or what we now call "tension-free". Usher opened the posterior wall and sutured a swatch of Marlex mesh to the undersurface of the medial margin of the defect and to the shelving edge of the inguinal ligament. He created tails from the mesh that encircled the spermatic cord and secured them to the inguinal ligament. Every type of tension-free repair requires a mesh, whether it is done through an open anterior, open posterior, or laparoscopic route. The most common prosthetic open repairs done today are the Lichtenstein onlay patch repair, the PerFix plug and patch repair, the Prolene Hernia System bilayer patch repair and Trabucco's sutureless preshaped herniography. General surgeons today have access to a wider and more sophisticated range of synthetic biomaterials for use in hernia repair than ever before. The advantages and disadvantages of each of these devices must be understood, however, before surgeons select any of these implants. Meanwhile, a 1997 study of various biomaterials used in abdominal wall hernia repair further reported that the risk of infection, seroma formation, biomaterial-related intestinal obstructions, and other complications can be minimized or eliminated by understanding the process underlying these problems and taking proper precautions. The surgeon's choice of the prosthesis used in hernia repair is based on a combination of factors, including patient characteristics; clinical experience, training, interest, and skill; understanding of the range of products available and the clinical studies that may have been performed on each; and the surgeon's familiarity with a particular product and/or surgical approach. Innovations in technique and product design will no doubt continue to spur advances in hernia repair, and it is hoped that they will continue to improve outcomes. The availability of these outcomes data, along with the ongoing accumulation of clinical experience with a broad range of materials and techniques, will help surgeons to better identify the most appropriate prosthesis for the clinician and the patient. It appears that herniology will remain in the realm of the surgeon, since it is doubtful that any medical measures will replace the operative treatment for abdominal wall hernias. Although operative procedures are not yet ideal, important advances have been made in herniorrhaphy resulting in improved outcomes: The use of local techniques has maximized the safety of anesthesia; time needed for care has been minimized, with most procedures now being done on an outpatient basis; and better instruments and prosthetic devices have dramatically improved patient outcomes. However, a greater appreciation for the vulnerability of the entire myopectineal orifice--and the secondary effects of localized mesh grafts--is necessary to avoid iatrogenically created recurrences. An increased awareness of these factors by both general surgeons and hernia specialists alike will improve results for all patients undergoing hernia surgery. PMID:14608870

  2. Hemopatch Application for Ventricular Wall Laceration in Redo Cardiac Surgical Procedures.

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    Sandrio, Stany; Purbojo, Ariawan; Cesnjevar, Robert A; Rüffer, André

    2016-02-01

    As survival among patients with complex congenital heart disease continues to improve, long-term survivors frequently require redo surgical procedures, with potentially escalating technical difficulty and bleeding risk. This report describes our experience with a new hemostatic pad, Hemopatch (Baxter Deutschland GmbH, Unterschleissheim, Germany) in redo cardiac surgery. PMID:26777931

  3. Technical and surgical aspects of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) microstimulator insertion procedure.

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    Assaf, A T; Hillerup, S; Rostgaard, J; Puche, M; Blessmann, M; Kohlmeier, C; Pohlenz, P; Klatt, J C; Heiland, M; Caparso, A; Papay, F

    2016-02-01

    Cluster headache (CH) is a debilitating, severe form of headache. A novel non-systemic therapy has been developed that produces therapeutic electrical stimulation to the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG). A transoral surgical technique for inserting the Pulsante SPG Microstimulator into the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) is presented herein. Technical aspects include detailed descriptions of the preoperative planning using computed tomography or cone beam computed tomography scans for presurgical digital microstimulator insertion into the patient-specific anatomy and intraoperative verification of microstimulator placement. Surgical aspects include techniques to insert the microstimulator into the proper midface location atraumatically. During the Pathway CH-1 and Pathway R-1 studies, 99 CH patients received an SPG microstimulator. Ninety-six had a microstimulator placed within the PPF during their initial procedure. Perioperative surgical sequelae included sensory disturbances, pain, and swelling. Follow-up procedures included placement of a second microstimulator on the opposite side (n=2), adjustment of the microstimulator lead location (n=13), re-placement after initial unsuccessful placement (n=1), and removal (n=5). This SPG microstimulator insertion procedure has sequelae comparable to other oral cavity procedures including tooth extractions, sinus surgery, and dental implant placement. Twenty-five of 29 subjects (86%) completing a self-assessment questionnaire indicated that the surgical effects were tolerable and 90% would make the same decision again. PMID:26559753

  4. Abortion - surgical

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    Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical ... Surgical abortion involves dilating the opening to the uterus (cervix) and placing a small suction tube into the uterus. ...

  5. Open Conservative Surgical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Nepal

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    Batajoo, Hemant; Ghimire, Samikshya; Sathian, Brijesh

    2015-01-01

    Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatid disease caused by E. granulosus in Nepal is amenable to surgical treatment. Aim: Aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of surgical treatment of CE, by open partial pericystectomy with albendazole as adjuvant. Materials and Methods: Material of this prospective study were the consecutive series of 33 patients operated for CE, over a period of 8 years, at a single centre. Clinical examination, ultrasonography (USG) and computed tomography (CT) were used for establishing diagnosis. Patients were prescribed perioperative albendazole. Povidone iodine 10% (betadine)was used as contact scolicidal agent during operation. Cysts were evacuated from livers, lungs, retroperitoneum by partial pericystectomy. CE of mesentery was completely excised. Descriptive statistics was obtained using EPI- info windows version soft ware. Results: A total of 33 patients were operated for CE; 24 were females and 9 males. Age ranged from 4 years to 80 years. Organs/ site involved were: liver – 24, lungs – 4, combined liver and lungs – 2, retroperitoneum - 2 and mesentery – 1. Complication – bile leak for 2 weeks in an operated CE of liver. There was no mortality. Hospital stay (in days) was – mean 14 (range 7to21). Follow up for 3 years (average 2years) showed no recurrence. Conclusion: Evacuation of CE by partial pericystectomy is an effective, safe and simple procedure, and gives excellent cure rate with perioperative albendazole therapy. PMID:26393161

  6. Management of surgical and procedural pain in a critical care setting.

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    Summer, G J; Puntillo, K A

    2001-06-01

    Critical care nurses can serve as pain management advocates so that those patients who undergo surgery and other procedures do not suffer needless pain. Research findings indicate that surgical and procedural pain can contribute to pathologic pain states related to nerve injury, tissue inflammation, and prolonged peripheral nociceptive input. Animal research findings support clinical practices that avoid the development of these conditions by effectively interrupting ongoing nociceptive input from the injured site. Knowledge of analgesic interventions, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic techniques, is essential to the professional practice of nursing the critically ill. The critical care nurse plays a pivotal role in preventing suffering, discomfort, and long-term negative consequences related to surgical and procedural pain. PMID:11866405

  7. Vascular Complications and Bleeding After Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Performed Through Open Surgical Access.

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    Leclercq, Florence; Akodad, Mariama; Macia, Jean-Christophe; Gandet, Thomas; Lattuca, Benoit; Schmutz, Laurent; Gervasoni, Richard; Nogue, Erika; Nagot, Nicolas; Levy, Gilles; Maupas, Eric; Robert, Gabriel; Targosz, Frederic; Vernhet, Hélène; Cayla, Guillaume; Albat, Bernard

    2015-11-01

    Major vascular complications (VC) remain frequent after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and may be associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of VC after transfemoral TAVI performed using an exclusive open surgical access strategy. From 2010 to 2014, we included in a monocentric registry all consecutive patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI. The procedures were performed with 16Fr to 20Fr sheath systems. VC were evaluated within 30 days and classified as major or minor according to the Valve Academic Research Consortium 2 definition. The study included 396 patients, 218 were women (55%), median age was 85 years (81 to 88), and the median logistic Euroscore was 15.2% (11 to 23). The balloon-expandable SAPIEN XT and the self-expandable Medtronic Core Valve prosthesis were used in 288 (72.7%) and 108 patients (27.3%), respectively. The total length of the procedure was 68 ± 15 minutes including 13 ± 5 minutes for the open surgical access. Major and minor VC were observed in 9 (2.3%) and 16 patients (4%), respectively, whereas life-threatening and major bleeding concerned 18 patients (4.6%). The median duration of hospitalization was 5 days (interquartile range 2 to 7), significantly higher in patients with VC (7 days [5 to 15], p <0.001). Mortality at 1-month and 1-year follow-up (n = 26, 6.6%; and n = 67, 17.2%, respectively) was not related to major or minor VC (p = 0.6). In multivariable analysis, only diabetes (odds ratio 2.5, 95% confidence interval 1.1 to 6.1, p = 0.034) and chronic kidney failure (odds ratio 3.0, 95% confidence interval 1.0 to 9.0, p = 0.046) were predictive of VC, whereas body mass index, gender, Euroscore, and lower limb arteriopathy were not. In conclusion, minimal rate of VC and bleeding can be obtained after transfemoral TAVI performed using an exclusive surgical strategy, with a particular advantage observed in high-risk bleeding patients. PMID:26414600

  8. Results of open and robot-assisted pancreatectomies with autologous islet transplantations: treating chronic pancreatitis and preventing surgically induced diabetes.

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    Gruessner, R W G; Cercone, R; Galvani, C; Rana, A; Porubsky, M; Gruessner, A C; Rilo, H

    2014-01-01

    For patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), standard surgical procedures (eg, partial or total resections, drainage procedures) are inadequate treatment options, because they do not confer pain relief and they leave patients prone to brittle diabetes and hypoglycemia. The combination of total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TP-IAT), however, can create insulin-independent and pain-free states. At our center, from August 2009 through August 2013, 61 patients with CP underwent either open or robot-assisted TP-IAT. The 30-day mortality rate was 0%. The transplanted islet equivalents per body weight ranged from 10,000 to 17,770. In all, 19% of the patients became insulin independent (after a range of 1-24 months); 27% of patients required <10 units of insulin. Moreover, at 12 months after surgery, 71% of the patients were pain free and no longer required analgesics. Our metabolic outcomes could have been even better if most patients had been referred at an earlier disease stage; instead, ?80% had already undergone surgical procedures, and 91% had abnormal results on preoperative continuous glucose monitoring tests. Only if patients with CP are referred early for a TP-IAT-rather than being subjected to additional inadequate endoscopic and surgical procedures-can insulin-independent and pain-free states be accomplished in most. PMID:25131087

  9. Treatment of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome With a Thoracoscopic Surgical Procedure.

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    Tanoue, Motoko; Sakamoto, Shun-Ichiro; Miyauchi, Yasushi; Usuda, Jitsuo; Nitta, Takashi

    2015-07-01

    Thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is rare. We report a case of thoracoscopic surgical ablation of the epicardial pathway in a 13-year-old female patient. Intraoperative electroanatomic mapping was performed to identify the exact location of accessory electrical conduction in the right atrioventricular groove. Stamping ablation using a bipolar radiofrequency pen device achieved irreversible disappearance of the delta wave. Eight months after the surgical procedure, there has been no recurrence of arrhythmia in this patient. PMID:26140800

  10. Multifactor Screener in OPEN: Scoring Procedures & Results

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    Scoring procedures were developed to convert a respondent's screener responses to estimates of individual dietary intake for percentage energy from fat, grams of fiber, and servings of fruits and vegetables.

  11. [The Significance of Resection of the Cricoid Cartilage as a Surgical Procedure in Laryngotracheal Surgery].

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    Hirai, Tomohisa; Fukushima, Noriyuki; Kano, Makoto; Miyahara, Nobuyuki; Miyoshi, Ayako; Ariki, Masahiko; Masuda, Shin; Nagamine, Hisayo

    2015-10-01

    The cricoid cartilage has been regarded as an extremely important organ because it plays important role in both of phonation and breathing. We herein report on two different types of surgical procedure for laryngotracheal diseases with aggressive resection of the cricoid cartilage. The first procedure is a tracheostomaplasty by partial resection of the cricoid cartilage. A tracheostoma is made by resection of the cricoid cartilage in the range of approximately a one-third front. This method is effective for such cases having difficulty in tracheostomy owing their backgrounds with such condition as neck stiffness, obesity, higher displacement of the brachiocephalic artery, short neck, thyroid disease and so on. We applied this procedure for eight cases with such difficult backgrounds. In all cases, we were able to make a good tracheostoma and the postoperative courses were uneventful. The second procedure is a glottic closure with resection of the cricoid cartilage and thyroid cartilage. We applied this procedure for six cases with intractable dysphagia. One case had a postoperative bleeding. We were able to make good conditions in all cases with a large tracheostoma and no pharyngeal-tracheal leakage. In conclusion, the surgical procedure involving resection of the cricoid cartilage can be applied to some laryngotracheal diseases. PMID:26727823

  12. A multicenter analysis of the choice of initial surgical procedure in tetralogy of Fallot.

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    Mulder, T J; Pyles, L A; Stolfi, A; Pickoff, A S; Moller, J H

    2002-01-01

    A current debate on the surgical management of patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) focuses largely on primary repair vs initial shunt in younger and/or smaller patients. To characterize practice patterns throughout the United States with respect to the choice of initial surgical procedure in patients with TOF, we analyzed data from a multicenter database. This retrospective study focused on 938 patients from 12 institutions who underwent their initial operation during the 10-year period 1986 through 1995. Overall, the percentage of shunts decreased from 35.1% (1986-1990) to 22.0% (1991-1995) (p < 0.0001). The percentage of primary repairs increased accordingly. However, there was marked interinstitutional variability. For the group of patients aged 3 months or less the overall in-hospital mortality was significantly higher than that for older patients for both shunts and repairs. Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that age, weight, date of surgery, and the interactions between date of surgery and institutional volume and between age and institutional volume were significant predictors of the initial surgical management of TOF. With this model only part of the observed variance could be explained. Other unidentified variables, including "institutional preference," may be significant factors influencing the choice of initial surgical procedure. PMID:12530488

  13. Surgical Technique for Spinal Cord Delivery of Therapies: Demonstration of Procedure in Gottingen Minipigs

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    Federici, Thais; Hurtig, Carl V.; Burks, Kentrell L.; Riley, Jonathan P.; Krishna, Vibhor; Miller, Brandon A.; Sribnick, Eric A.; Miller, Joseph H.; Grin, Natalia; Lamanna, Jason J.; Boulis, Nicholas M.

    2012-01-01

    This is a compact visual description of a combination of surgical technique and device for the delivery of (gene and cell) therapies into the spinal cord. While the technique is demonstrated in the animal, the procedure is FDA-approved and currently being used for stem cell transplantation into the spinal cords of patients with ALS. While the FDA has recognized proof-of-principle data on therapeutic efficacy in highly characterized rodent models, the use of large animals is considered critical for validating the combination of a surgical procedure, a device, and the safety of a final therapy for human use. The size, anatomy, and general vulnerability of the spine and spinal cord of the swine are recognized to better model the human. Moreover, the surgical process of exposing and manipulating the spinal cord as well as closing the wound in the pig is virtually indistinguishable from the human. We believe that the healthy pig model represents a critical first step in the study of procedural safety. PMID:23242422

  14. Surgical technique for spinal cord delivery of therapies: demonstration of procedure in gottingen minipigs.

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    Federici, Thais; Hurtig, Carl V; Burks, Kentrell L; Riley, Jonathan P; Krishna, Vibhor; Miller, Brandon A; Sribnick, Eric A; Miller, Joseph H; Grin, Natalia; Lamanna, Jason J; Boulis, Nicholas M

    2012-01-01

    This is a compact visual description of a combination of surgical technique and device for the delivery of (gene and cell) therapies into the spinal cord. While the technique is demonstrated in the animal, the procedure is FDA-approved and currently being used for stem cell transplantation into the spinal cords of patients with ALS. While the FDA has recognized proof-of-principle data on therapeutic efficacy in highly characterized rodent models, the use of large animals is considered critical for validating the combination of a surgical procedure, a device, and the safety of a final therapy for human use. The size, anatomy, and general vulnerability of the spine and spinal cord of the swine are recognized to better model the human. Moreover, the surgical process of exposing and manipulating the spinal cord as well as closing the wound in the pig is virtually indistinguishable from the human. We believe that the healthy pig model represents a critical first step in the study of procedural safety. PMID:23242422

  15. Comparison of Laparoscopic, Hand-Assisted, and Open Surgical Nephroureterectomy

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    Maeda, Toshihiro; Tanaka, Toshiaki; Fukuta, Fumimasa; Kobayashi, Ko; Nishiyama, Naotaka; Takahashi, Satoshi; Masumori, Naoya

    2014-01-01

    Background and Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare oncologic outcomes after laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, and open nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial cancer. Methods: Between April 1995 and August 2010, 189 patients underwent laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, or open nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial cancer. Of these patients, 110 with no previous or concurrent bladder cancer or any metastatic disease were included in this study. Cancer-specific survival, recurrence-free survival, and intravesical recurrence-free survival rates were analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier method and compared with the log-rank test. The median follow-up period for the cohort was 70 months (range, 6–192 months). Results: The 3 groups were well matched for tumor stage, grade, and the presence of lymphovascular invasion and concomitant carcinoma in situ. The estimated 5-year cancer-specific survival rates were 81.1%, 65.6%, and 65.2% for laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, and open nephroureterectomy, respectively (P = .4179). The estimated 5-year recurrence-free survival rates were 33.8%, 10.0%, and 41.2% for laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, and open nephroureterectomy, respectively (P = .0245). The estimated 5-year intravesical recurrence-free survival rates were 64.8%, 10.0%, and 76.2% for laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, and open nephroureterectomy, respectively (P < .0001). Conclusion: Although there was no significant difference in cancer-specific survival rate among the laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, and open nephroureterectomy groups, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy may be inferior to laparoscopic nephroureterectomy or open nephroureterectomy with regard to recurrence-free survival and intravesical recurrence-free survival rates. PMID:24960495

  16. Renal autotransplantation in open surgical repair of suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm

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    Min, Eun-Ki; Kim, Young Hoon; Han, Duck Jong; Han, Youngjin; Kwon, Hyunwook; Choi, Byung Hyun; Park, Hojong; Choi, Ji Yoon; Kwon, Tae-Won

    2015-01-01

    Although the standard treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm has shifted from open surgery to endovascular repair, open surgery has remained the standard of care for complex aneurysms involving the visceral arteries and in patients unsuitable for endovascular aneurysm repair. Postoperative renal insufficiency may occur after open surgical repair of suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. Methods of minimizing renal ischemic injury include aortic cross-clamping and renal reconstruction techniques. This report describes the use of renal autotransplantation for renal reconstruction during open surgical repair of a suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. This technique was successful, suggesting its feasibility for open suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, minimizing renal ischemic injury and optimizing postoperative renal function. PMID:26131445

  17. Development of a surgical procedure for implantation of a prototype suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis

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    Saunders, Alexia L; Williams, Chris E; Heriot, Wilson; Briggs, Robert; Yeoh, Jonthan; Nayagam, David AX; McCombe, Mark; Villalobos, Joel; Burns, Owen; Luu, Chi D; Ayton, Lauren N; McPhedran, Michelle; Opie, Nicholas L; McGowan, Ceara; Shepherd, Robert K; Guymer, Robyn; Allen, Penelope J

    2014-01-01

    Background Current surgical techniques for retinal prosthetic implantation require long and complicated surgery, which can increase the risk of complications and adverse outcomes. Method The suprachoroidal position is known to be an easier location to access surgically, and so this study aimed to develop a surgical procedure for implanting a prototype suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis. The array implantation procedure was developed in 14 enucleated eyes. A full-thickness scleral incision was made parallel to the intermuscular septum and superotemporal to the lateral rectus muscle. A pocket was created in the suprachoroidal space, and the moulded electrode array was inserted. The scleral incision was closed and scleral anchor point sutured. In 9 of the 14 eyes examined, the device insertion was obstructed by the posterior ciliary neurovascular bundle. Subsequently, the position of this neurovascular bundle in 10 eyes was characterized. Implantation and lead routing procedure was then developed in six human cadavers. The array was tunnelled forward from behind the pinna to the orbit. Next, a lateral canthotomy was made. Lead fixation was established by creating an orbitotomy drilled in the frontal process of the zygomatic bone. The lateral rectus muscle was detached, and implantation was carried out. Finally, pinna to lateral canthus measurements were taken on 61 patients in order to determine optimal lead length. Results These results identified potential anatomical obstructions and informed the anatomical fitting of the suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis. Conclusion As a result of this work, a straightforward surgical approach for accurate anatomical suprachoroidal array and lead placement was developed for clinical application. PMID:24330322

  18. Laparoscopic solution of a vascular complication occurring during an open procedure in a child.

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    Esposito, C; Sordino, D; Centonze, A; Settimi, A

    2002-10-01

    Usually the word conversion implies conversion from a laparoscopic procedure to an open procedure to solve complications occurring during laparoscopy. In this article we report a conversion from an open procedure to a laparoscopic one, to treat a vascular complication that occurred during an orchiectomy performed in open surgery. A 2-year-old boy came to our center for a right orchiectomy. The clinical history of this baby showed the presence of a right atrophic testis positioned in the medial part of the inguinal canal, a finding also confirmed by ultrasonography. One of our residents performed a right orchiectomy via an open inguinal procedure. After removing the testis, and before ligating the inner spermatic vessels at the level of the internal inguinal ring, the forceps that held the vessels was inadvertently opened, causing a contraction of the spermatic vessels. Since we were unable to identify the vessels and achieve hemostasis via the inguinal opening, a conversion to laparoscopic surgery was decided. A 10-mm 0 degrees optics was introduced through an umbilical trocar and revealed a large retroperitoneal hematoma along both the inner spermatic vessels and the deferential vessels, for about 3-4 cm from the internal inguinal ring. Two 5-mm trocars were positioned in triangulation and hemostasis was achieved by positioning clips on the vessels at the level of internal inguinal ring and proximally to the hematoma. Surgery lasted 1 hour; the laparoscopic procedure, 25 minutes. The baby was discharged 2 days after surgery. At a 9-month follow-up the clinical and ultrasonographical evaluation was normal. This case clearly shows the usefulness of laparoscopy in pediatric surgery, as well as to solve complications due to open surgery. We think that nowadays the use of laparoscopy should be considered indispensable by every pediatric surgical team. PMID:12098022

  19. Open Surgical Repair for a Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with a Horseshoe Kidney

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    Tsukada, Toru; Konishi, Taisuke; Matsuzaki, Kanji; Jikuya, Tomoaki; Hiramatsu, Yuji

    2015-01-01

    Horseshoe kidney is a congenital anomaly characterized by medial fusion of the bilateral kidneys. Treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with a horseshoe kidney is a technical challenge because of the complex anatomy. We report a successful open surgical repair for a ruptured AAA with a horseshoe kidney. An aortic grafting was performed with division of the renal isthmus through a transperitoneal approach. In the case of a ruptured AAA, quick open surgery is the most reliable treatment. If a horseshoe kidney coexists, transperitoneal approach with division of the renal isthmus provides good surgical field for an aortic grafting. PMID:25848435

  20. Anterior open bite--simplified non surgical technique to correct in adults.

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    Jefferson, Yosh

    2015-01-01

    Skeletal Anterior open bite abnormality in adults is probably the most difficult to correct in orthodontics just behind Skeletal Class III abnormality. Literature research shows various techniques to correct this problem, often via orthognathic surgery, but it was difficult to find in the literatures a simplified non-surgical technique. This author propose, a simplified, non-surgical technique to correct skeletal anterior open bite in adults using non-ligating, frictionless brackets and vertical elastics. Some indications and contra-indications will be discussed PMID:25881379

  1. Measuring pain in children with cognitive impairment: pain response to surgical procedures.

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    Terstegen, Chantal; Koot, Hans M; de Boer, Josien B; Tibboel, Dick

    2003-05-01

    This study investigated post-surgical pain in children with profound cognitive impairment (PCI), searching for a core set of cues these children use to express their pain. Fifty-two children were observed while they were admitted to the Sophia Children's Hospital for surgery, twice before and five times after surgery. All observations were scored with the item pool consisting of 134 possible pain indicators, using a five-point scale ranging from 0 (never shown) to 4 (always shown). Second, we used the visual analogue scale (VAS) to give a general impression of the severity of the children's pain during the episodes they were observed. Several analyses provided evidence that 23 observable behaviors are sensitive to post-surgical pain in children with PCI, regardless of the pain intensity of the surgical procedures they underwent. The finding that all indicators, except for one, were scored significantly higher on episodes with VAS ratings >or=4, indicates the sensitivity of these indicators concerning absence versus presence of clinically meaningful levels of pain. This study reveals the potential clinical utility of a core set of indicators which can be used to assess post-surgical pain in children with PCI. PMID:12749973

  2. [A new concept in digestive surgery: the computer assisted surgical procedure, from virtual reality to telemanipulation].

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    Marescaux, J; Clément, J M; Nord, M; Russier, Y; Tassetti, V; Mutter, D; Cotin, S; Ayache, N

    1997-11-01

    Surgical simulation increasingly appears to be an essential aspect of tomorrow's surgery. The development of a hepatic surgery simulator is an advanced concept calling for a new writing system which will transform the medical world: virtual reality. Virtual reality extends the perception of our five senses by representing more than the real state of things by the means of computer sciences and robotics. It consists of three concepts: immersion, navigation and interaction. Three reasons have led us to develop this simulator: the first is to provide the surgeon with a comprehensive visualisation of the organ. The second reason is to allow for planning and surgical simulation that could be compared with the detailed flight-plan for a commercial jet pilot. The third lies in the fact that virtual reality is an integrated part of the concept of computer assisted surgical procedure. The project consists of a sophisticated simulator which has to include five requirements: visual fidelity, interactivity, physical properties, physiological properties, sensory input and output. In this report we will describe how to get a realistic 3D model of the liver from bi-dimensional 2D medical images for anatomical and surgical training. The introduction of a tumor and the consequent planning and virtual resection is also described, as are force feedback and real-time interaction. PMID:9554121

  3. Assessment of bleeding during minor oral surgical procedures and extraction in patients on anticoagulant therapy

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    Jimson, S.; Amaldhas, Julius; Jimson, Sudha; Kannan, I.; Parthiban, J.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The risk of postoperative hemorrhage from oral surgical procedures has been a concern in the treatment of patients who are receiving long-term anticoagulation therapy. A study undertaken in our institution to address questions about the amount and severity of bleeding associated with minor outpatient oral surgery procedures by assessing bleeding in patients who did not alter their anticoagulant regimen. Subjects and Methods: Eighty-three patients receiving long-term anticoagulant therapy visited Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from May 2010 to October 2011 for extractions and minor oral surgical procedures. Each patient was required to undergo preoperative assessment of prothrombin time (PT) and measurement of the international normalized ratio. Fifty-six patients with preoperative PT values within the therapeutic range 3–4 were included in the study. The patients’ age ranged between 30 and 75 years. Application of surgispon was done following the procedure. Extraction of teeth performed with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues, the socket margins sutured, and sutures removed after 5 days. Results: There was no significant incidence of prolonged or excessive hemorrhage and wound infection and the healing process was normal. PMID:26015691

  4. [Austin procedure for the treatment of hallux valgus part I: surgical technique.].

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    Bartonícek, J; Stehlík, J; Dlouhý, M

    1992-01-01

    Detailed description of the surgical technique of Austin procedure for hallux valgus is given in this study. The operation is suitable for patients without osteoarthritic changes of I. metatarsophalangeal joint. The operation is mostly performed under local anaesthesia and without turniquet. A medial longitudinal approach is used. It is possible to divide the procedure into five basic stages: Y-shaped incision of medial capsule, so-called champagne-glass approach; lateral release of capsule (conjoined tendon); buniectomy of head of the I. metatarsal; horizontal V-shaped osteotomy and lateral dis placement of metatarsal head with subsequent exci sion of the bone projection along the medial meta tarsal shaft; closure of medial capsule with reconstruction of medial collateral ligament. A short hallux spica cast is applied for two weeks. All the stages of the procedure should be performed correctly, otherwise significant complications may occur. The most frequent technical errors are: improper angle of osteotomy, an excessive angle (90 dg.) results in the instability of fragments, too small an angle (40 dg.) in the necrosis of the wed ge of diaphyseal fragment and in excessive shorte ning of I. metatarsal; overcorrection of the metatarsal head laterally, approximately more than 4 mm, results in the insta bility and the subsequent lateral displacement of the capital fragment. For these reasons the operation should be performed by an experienced surgeon, who is familiar with this technique. Key words: hallux valgus, Austin procedure, osteotomy of metatarsal head, surgical technique. PMID:20438690

  5. Urethral complications after tension-free vaginal tape procedures: A surgical management case series

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    Sergouniotis, Fotios; Jarlshammar, Björn; Larsson, Per-Göran

    2015-01-01

    AIM: To analyze the clinical features, diagnostic modalities, and the surgical management of urethral complications after tension-free vaginal tape procedures. METHODS: This study encompasses a retrospective review of nine patients presented with urethral complications after midurethral sling procedures. The patients underwent the procedures during a period from 1999 to 2012 in three different regional hospitals in the southwest part of Sweden. The time from sling placement to diagnosis, the risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, surgical management, and functional outcome are presented. The presenting symptoms were described as either early onset (< 12 mo) or late onset (> 12 mo) according to when they were first reported. RESULTS: Eight cases of urethral erosion and one case of bladder-neck erosion were detected. The mean interval for diagnoses of the erosions ranged from 3 mo to 11 years. The most common presenting symptoms included de novo urgency with or without incontinence (7/9 patients), urinary retention/voiding dysfunction (4/9 patients), urethritis (4/9 patients), relapse of stress-incontinence (3/9 patients), recurrent urinary tract infections (5/9 patients), and hematuria (1/9 patient). In most cases, voiding dysfunction and urethritis occurred early after the operation. The surgical management applied in most cases was transurethral resection of the intraurethral part of the mesh. The removal of the intraurethral mesh resulted in improvement or complete cure of urgency symptoms in 5/7 patients with urgency. Four patients were reoperated with a new stress-incontinence surgery, one with laparoscopic Burch, and three with retropubic tension-free vaginal tape procedures. CONCLUSION: Urethral complications should be suspected in the case of de novo urgency and relapse of stress-incontinence. Transurethral excision of the intraurethral mesh is the recommended treatment. PMID:26167464

  6. Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis using Frey's procedure: a Brazilian 16-year single-centre experience

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    Gestic, Martinho Antonio; Callejas-Neto, Francisco; Chaim, Elinton Adami; Utrini, Murillo Pimentel; Cazzo, Everton; Pareja, Jose Carlos

    2011-01-01

    Background Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis is indicated for intractable pain. Frey's procedure is an accepted treatment for this disease. The aim of the present study was to describe a single-centre experience in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis using Frey's procedure. Methods A retrospective analysis of 73 patients who underwent a Frey's procedure between 1991 to 2007 and had at least 1 year of follow-up. Demographics, indication for surgery, peri-operative complications and late outcomes were analysed. Results The median age was 39.9 years. Seventy out of the 73 (95.8%) patients were male. The median pre-operative body mass index (BMI) was 19.1 kg/m2. All patients had abdominal pain, 34 (46.6%) of them daily and 13 (17.8%) weekly, with moderate or severe intensity in 98.6% (n = 72). The aetiology was secondary to alcohol in 70 patients (95.9%), with a median consumption of 278 g per day. The surgical morbidity rate was 28.7%; there were no deaths. Median post-operative follow-up was 77.0 months; 64 patients (91.4%) had complete pain relief and post-operative BMI was 22.4 kg/m2 (P < 0.001). All patients with pre-operative endocrine and exocrine insufficiencies showed no reversal of the situation. New onset insufficiencies appeared late. Conclusions Frey's procedure was a safe and effective therapeutic option for the surgical treatment of patients with intractable pain caused by chronic pancreatitis. PMID:21418132

  7. [Specialized surgical care for children (victims of the earthquake) with open injuries].

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    Roshal', L M; Mitish, V A; Medinski?, P V

    2014-01-01

    The article presents the authors' experience of providing specialized surgical care for 197 children who had been affected by the earthquake in Pakistan (2005), Indonesia (2006 and 2009) and Haiti (2010). All victims had open injuries of soft tissues and bones. The article recites the strategy and principles of work organization of the mobile team of specialists from the Research Institute of Clinical and Research Institute of Urgent Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology in disaster areas. It includes the creation of a center for specialized surgical care for children, consultative work in all regional hospitals to where victims are initially evacuated, transportation and concentration of children with the most severe injuries in a specialized center. The basic principles of interaction with the central and local public health authorities and medical staff of hospitals were developed. The main characteristics of such injuries and their complications were defined as well. Mistakes made by the local and international surgical teams at the stages of primary and specialized surgical care were described. The effectiveness of the applied strategy of active surgical treatment of open injuries of soft tissue and bones complicated by surgical infection has been analyzed. PMID:24429717

  8. An Evaluation of Surgical Prophylaxis Procedures in Turkey: A Multi-Center Point Prevalence Study

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    Kaya, Selcuk; Aktas, Seyhan; Senbayrak, Seniha; Tekin, Recep; Oztoprak, Nefise; Aksoy, Firdevs; Firat, Pinar; Yenice, Sevinc; Oncul, Ahsen; Gunduz, Alper; Solak, Semiha; Kadanali, Ayten; Cakar, Sule Eren; Caglayan, Derya; Yilmaz, Hava; Bozkurt, Ilkay; Elmaslar, Tulin; Tartar, Ayse Sagmak; Aynioglu, Aynur; Kocyigit, Nilgun Fidan; Koksal, Iftihar

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate compliance with guidelines in surgical prophylaxis (SP) procedures in Turkey. Materials and Methods: A point prevalence study involving 4 university, 5 education and research and 7 public hospitals was performed assessing compliance with guidelines for antibiotic use in SP. Compliance was based on the “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Surgery (CPGAS) 2013” guideline. Results: Sixteen centers were included in the study, with 166 operations performed at these being evaluated. Parenteral antibiotic for SP was applied in 161 (96.9%) of these. Type of antibiotic was inappropriate in 66 (40.9%) cases and duration of use in 47 (29.1%). The main antibiotics used inappropriately in SP were ceftriaxone, glycopeptides and aminoglycosides. No significant difference was observed between secondary and tertiary hospitals in terms of inappropriate selection. Duration of prophylaxis was also incompatible with guideline recommendations in approximately half of surgical procedures performed in both secondary and tertiary hospitals, however statistical significance was observed between institutions in favor of tertiary hospitals. Conclusion: Antibiotics are to a considerable extent used in a manner incompatible with guidelines even in tertiary hospitals in Turkey. It must not be forgotten that several pre-, intra- and postoperative factors can be involved in the development of surgical site infections (SSI), and antibiotics are not the only option available for preventing these. A significant improvement can be achieved in prophylaxis with close observation, educational activities, collaboration with the surgical team and increasing compliance with guidelines. All health institutions must establish and apply their own SP consensus accompanied by the guidelines in order to achieve success in SP.

  9. Surgical procedure determination based on tumor-node-metastasis staging of gallbladder cancer

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    He, Xiao-Dong; Li, Jing-Jing; Liu, Wei; Qu, Qiang; Hong, Tao; Xu, Xie-Qun; Li, Bing-Lu; Wang, Ying; Zhao, Hai-Tao

    2015-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the impact of surgical procedures on prognosis of gallbladder cancer patients classified with the latest tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging system. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed by reviewing 152 patients with primary gallbladder carcinoma treated at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2003 to June 2013. Postsurgical follow-up was performed by telephone and outpatient visits. Clinical records were reviewed and patients were grouped based on the new edition of TNM staging system (AJCC, seventh edition, 2010). Prognoses were analyzed and compared based on surgical operations including simple cholecystectomy, radical cholecystectomy (or extended radical cholecystectomy), and palliative surgery. Simple cholecystectomy is, by definition, resection of the gallbladder fossa. Radical cholecystectomy involves a wedge resection of the gallbladder fossa with 2 cm non-neoplastic liver tissue; resection of a suprapancreatic segment of the extrahepatic bile duct and extended portal lymph node dissection may also be considered based on the patient’s circumstance. Palliative surgery refers to cholecystectomy with biliary drainage. Data analysis was performed with SPSS 19.0 software. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Logrank test were used for survival rate comparison. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: Patients were grouped based on the new 7th edition of TNM staging system, including 8 cases of stage 0, 10 cases of stage?I, 25 cases of stage II, 21 cases of stage IIIA, 21 cases of stage IIIB, 24 cases of stage IVA, 43 cases of stage IVB. Simple cholecystectomy was performed on 28 cases, radical cholecystectomy or expanded gallbladder radical resection on 57 cases, and palliative resection on 28 cases. Thirty-nine cases were not operated. Patients with stages 0 and?I?disease demonstrated no statistical significant difference in survival time between those receiving radical cholecystectomy and simple cholecystectomy (P = 0.826). The prognosis of stage II patients with radical cholecystectomy was better than that of simple cholecystectomy. For stage III patients, radical cholecystectomy was significantly superior to other surgical options (P < 0.05). For stage IVA patients, radical cholecystectomy was not better than palliative resection and non-surgical treatment. For stage IVB, patients who underwent palliative resection significantly outlived those with non-surgical treatment (P < 0.01) CONCLUSION: For stages 0 and?I?patients, simple cholecystectomy is the optimal surgical procedure, while radical cholecystectomy should be actively operated for stages II and III patients. PMID:25914471

  10. Is There an Increasing Regionalization of Surgical Repair of Craniosynostosis Procedures Into Teaching Hospitals? Implications of Regionalization.

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    Allareddy, Veerasathpurush

    2016-03-01

    Objective The objective of the present study is to examine whether surgical repairs for craniosynostosis have been regionalized to teaching hospitals over the 8-year period from 2003 to 2010. Design Retrospective analysis of hospital discharge database. Setting Nationwide Inpatient Sample for years 2003 to 2010. All patients aged up to 3 years who had a surgical repair for craniosynostosis were selected. Interventions Surgical repair for craniosynostosis. Main Outcome Measures Performance of surgery in a teaching hospital. Results During the study period (years 2003 to 2010), a total of 19,417 patients aged up to 3 years underwent a surgical repair for craniosynostosis. The number of surgical procedures increased during the study period. It ranged from 1628 procedures in year 2003 to 3001 procedures during 2010. Data show that 83.3% of all procedures in 2003 were performed in teaching hospitals; whereas, 97.5% of procedures in 2010 were performed in teaching hospitals. Following adjustment for patient-level factors, year 2010 was associated with increased odds of having the surgical procedures performed in a teaching hospital as opposed to a nonteaching hospital when compared with year 2003 (odds ratio = 10.43, 95% confidence interval, 1.10 to 98.98; P = .04). Conclusions An increasing proportion of surgical repairs of craniosynostosis are performed in teaching hospitals, suggesting there is an increasing concentration of these complex surgical procedures in select centers. As more longitudinal data become available, the relative benefits and drawbacks associated with regionalization of surgical repairs of craniosynostosis should be examined. PMID:26068385

  11. Multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) during 409 lumbosacral surgical procedures in 409 patients

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    Eggspuehler, Andreas; Grob, Dieter; Porchet, Francois; Jeszenszky, Dezsö; Dvorak, Jiri

    2007-01-01

    A prospective study on 409 patients who received multimodel intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) during lumbosacral surgical procedures between March 2000 and December 2005 was carried out. The objective of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of MIOM techniques used to monitor conus medullaris, cauda equina and nerve root function during lumbosacral decompression surgery. MIOM has increasingly become important to monitor ascending and descending pathways, giving immediate feedback information regarding any neurological deficit during the decompression and stabilisation procedure in the lumbosacral region. Intraoperative spinal- and cortical-evoked potentials, combined with continuous EMG- and motor-evoked potentials of the muscles, were evaluated and compared with postoperative clinical neurological changes. A total of 409 consecutive patients with lumbosacral spinal stenosis with or without instability were monitored by MIOM during the entire surgical procedure. A total of 388 patients presented true-negative findings while two patients presented false negative and 1 patient false-positive findings. Eighteen patients presented true-positive findings where neurological deficit after the operation was intraoperatively predicted. Of the 18 true-positive findings, 12 patients recovered completely; however, 6 patients recovered only partially. The sensitivity of MIOM applied during decompression and fusion surgery of the lumbosacral region was calculated as 90%, and the specificity was calculated as 99.7%. On the basis of the results of this study, MIOM is an effective method of monitoring the conus medullaris, cauda equina and nerve root function during surgery at the lumbosacral junctions and might reduce postoperative surgical-related complications and therefore improve the long-term results. PMID:17912559

  12. An overview of complications associated with open and percutaneous tracheostomy procedures

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    Cipriano, Anthony; Mao, Melissa L; Hon, Heidi H; Vazquez, Daniel; Stawicki, Stanislaw P; Sharpe, Richard P; Evans, David C

    2015-01-01

    Tracheostomy, whether open or percutaneous, is a commonly performed procedure and is intended to provide long-term surgical airway for patients who are dependent on mechanical ventilatory support or require (for various reasons) an alternative airway conduit. Due to its invasive and physiologically critical nature, tracheostomy placement can be associated with significant morbidity and even mortality. This article provides a comprehensive overview of commonly encountered complications that may occur during and after the tracheal airway placement, including both short- and long-term postoperative morbidity. PMID:26557488

  13. [From plastic surgery to space conquest. First microsurgical procedure and first surgical procedure in man during weightlessness].

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    Martin, D; de Coninck, L; Pinsolle, V; Delia, G

    2008-12-01

    The authors present their experience of surgery in weightlessness conditions. Russians and Americans already focused on that subject but two questions were still unsolved: what was the limit of human skill in these extreme conditions and was it possible to operate a human under total safety? Between 2003 and 2007, using a 0G plane for our experiment, we focused on two goals: firstly, the conception of a microsurgical module to test complex microsurgical procedures in rats and secondly, the construction of a surgical workstation with specific air filtration device and define surgical and anaesthetic protocols to carry on a surgery in man. In September 2003, we succeeded to perform the microscopic report of a 0,5mm artery (which is the smallest we can suture in terrestrial conditions) by using seven stitches of 10 x 0 monofilament suture. The 27th of September 2007, we removed a lipoma from the forearm of a 47-year-old man. These experiments take place in a wide program of development of telesurgery controlled through satellite transmission with all forthcoming civil, military and humanitarian applications. PMID:18930573

  14. Automating Data Abstraction in a Quality Improvement Platform for Surgical and Interventional Procedures

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    Yetisgen, Meliha; Klassen, Prescott; Tarczy-Hornoch, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This paper describes a text processing system designed to automate the manual data abstraction process in a quality improvement (QI) program. The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) is a clinician-led, statewide performance benchmarking QI platform for surgical and interventional procedures. The data elements abstracted as part of this program cover a wide range of clinical information from patient medical history to details of surgical interventions. Methods: Statistical and rule-based extractors were developed to automatically abstract data elements. A preprocessing pipeline was created to chunk free-text notes into its sections, sentences, and tokens. The information extracted in this preprocessing step was used by the statistical and rule-based extractors as features. Findings: Performance results for 25 extractors (14 statistical, 11 rule based) are presented. The average f1-scores for 11 rule-based extractors and 14 statistical extractors are 0.785 (min=0.576,max=0.931,std-dev=0.113) and 0.812 (min=0.571,max=0.993,std-dev=0.135) respectively. Discussion: Our error analysis revealed that most extraction errors were due either to data imbalance in the data set or the way the gold standard had been created. Conclusion: As future work, more experiments will be conducted with a more comprehensive data set from multiple institutions contributing to the QI project. PMID:25848598

  15. "Semi-open" muscle biopsy technique. A simple outpatient procedure.

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    Henriksson, K G

    1979-06-01

    An easy and safe method for muscle biopsy is described. The biopsy instrument is an alligator forceps (Weil-Bladesley's conchotome). With this method an adequate amount of muscle tissue can be obtained for both chemical and morphological studies. The method combines the advantage of the "open-surgical" method - sufficient quantity of material - with the advantages of the needle methods - easy to perform, not incapacitating and only slightly uncomfortable for the patient. Out of 959 consecutive biopsies with this method only 19 were impossible to evaluate because of too much artefact or too little tissue. PMID:484204

  16. Esophagectomy and Gastric Pull-through Procedures: Surgical Techniques, Imaging Features, and Potential Complications.

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    Flanagan, Jennifer C; Batz, Richard; Saboo, Sachin S; Nordeck, Shaun M; Abbara, Suhny; Kernstine, Kemp; Vasan, Vasantha

    2016-01-01

    Esophagectomy takes the center stage in the curative treatment of local and local-regional esophageal cancer. It is a complex procedure with a high postoperative complication rate. When interpreting imaging studies, radiologists must understand the surgical techniques used and their potential complications. The most common surgical techniques are transthoracic esophagectomies, such as the Ivor Lewis and McKeown techniques, and transhiatal esophagectomy. Variations of these techniques include different choices of conduit (ie, stomach, colon, or jejunum) to serve in lieu of the resected esophagus. Postoperative imaging and accurate interpretation is vital in the aftercare of these patients. Chest radiographs, esophagrams, and computed tomographic images play an essential role in early identification of complications. Pulmonary complications and anastomotic leaks are the leading causes of postoperative morbidity and mortality secondary to esophagectomy. Other complications include technical and functional problems and delayed complications such as anastomotic strictures and disease recurrence. An esophagographic technique is described that is performed by using hand injection of contrast material into an indwelling nasogastric tube. Familiarity with the various types of esophagectomy and an understanding of possible complications are of utmost importance for radiologists and allow them to be key participants in the treatment of patients undergoing these complicated procedures. (©)RSNA, 2016. PMID:26761533

  17. [Is it possible to integrate frailty of old person, in surgical procedure?].

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    Petermans, J

    2008-12-01

    Frailty in the elderly is an important factor of morbidity, particularly in the setting of surgery. The various pathologies that can lead to a functional decline are well known. The risk of mortality and morbidity should be assessed as a function of the nature of the surgical procedure and of the disease for which it is required; the factors of severity, the predictable duration of the procedure, and the expected blood losses must also be taken into account. The thrombo-embolic risk should finally be considered. In the elderly, one may say that the functional risk matters more than the vital risk. Frailty must be integrated into the risk assessment; however, further studies are needed to better determine the impact of that new concept. Undoubtedly, the cognitive and nutritional status are of main importance. A better knowledge of the risks should lead to validate specific interventions that could help to prevent surgical complications, shorten the length of hospital stay, and protect the self-sufficiency of the aged. PMID:19180831

  18. Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Risk Factors among Prolonged Surgical Procedures in the OR

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    Primiano, Mike; Friend, Michael; McClure, Connie; Nardi, Scott; Fix, Lisa; Schafer, Marianne; Savochka, Kathlyn; McNett, Molly

    2015-01-01

    Pressure ulcer formation related to positioning in the OR increases length of hospital stay and hospital costs, but there is little evidence documenting how positioning devices used in the OR influence pressure ulcer development when examined with traditional risk factors. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to identify prevalence of and risk factors associated with pressure ulcer development among patients undergoing surgical procedures lasting longer than three hours. Participants included all adult same-day admit patients scheduled for a three-hour surgical procedure during an eight-month period (N = 258). Data were gathered preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively on pressure ulcer risk factors. Bivariate analyses indicated that the type of positioning (ie, heels elevated) (?2 = 7.897, P = .048), OR bed surface (ie, foam table pad) (?2 15.848, P = .000), skin assessment in the postanesthesia care unit (?2 = 41.652, P = .000), and male gender (?2 = 6.984, P = .030) were associated with pressure ulcer development. Logistic regression analyses indicated that use of foam pad (B = 2.691, P = .024) and a lower day-one Braden score (B = .244, P = .003) were predictive of pressure ulcers. PMID:22118201

  19. Surgical reconstructive procedures for treatment of ischial, sacral and trochanteric pressure ulcers

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    MARCHI, M.; BATTAGLIA, S.; MARCHESE, S.; INTAGLIATA, E.; SPATARO, C.; VECCHIO, R.

    2015-01-01

    Background Pressure ulcers are frequent complications for long term hospitalized bed-ridden patients which are not able to move or move very little. In fact, the lesion forms in a skin and muscle region which undergoes a constant pressure between an underlying bone protrusion and a support structure such as a bed or a wheelchair. Initially only the outer layers are involved but in time, the ulcer can spread to the deeper structures and reach the bone. Patients and methods In our work we described the anatomical areas that are most often subject to developing a pressure ulcer and we considered the surgical treatment and reconstructive procedures which are applied using a logical and rigorous sequence. Results We considered 4 clinical cases (2 ischiatic sores, 1 sacral sore and 1 gluteal-trochanteric sore) which demonstrate the surgical treatment and the reconstructive pro-cedures. Conclusions It is crucial to cover the defects with a thick flap to give more support and protection to the areas which undergo pressure and to lower the incidence of recurrences. PMID:26188755

  20. Minimally Invasive Versus Open Lumbar Fusion: A Comparison of Blood Loss, Surgical Complications, and Hospital Course

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    Patel, Amar A.; Zfass-Mendez, Matthew; Lebwohl, Nathan H.; Wang, Michael Y.; Green, Barth A.; Levi, Allan D.; Vanni, Steven; Williams, Seth K.

    2015-01-01

    Background Perioperative blood loss is a frequent concern in spine surgery and often necessitates the use of allogeneic transfusion. Minimally invasive technique (MIS) is an option that minimizes surgical trauma and therefore intra-operative bleeding. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the blood loss, surgical complications, and duration of inpatient hospitalization in patients undergoing open posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF), open posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with PLF, or MIS transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). Methods Operative reports and perioperative data of patients undergoing single-level, primary open PLF (n=41), open PLIF/PLF (n=42), and MIS TLIF (n=71) were retrospectively evaluated. Patient demographics, operative blood loss, use of transfusion products, complications, and length of stay were tabulated. Patient data was controlled for age, BMI, and gender for statistical analysis. Results Patients undergoing open PLF and open PLIF/PLF respectively experienced a significantly higher blood loss (p<0.001), higher volume of blood transfusion (p<0.001), higher volume of cell saver transfusion (p<0.001), and more surgical complications (dural injury, wound infections, screw malposition) (p=0.02) than those undergoing MIS TLIF. There was no statistically significant difference in duration of hospital stay (p=0.11). Conclusions MIS TLIF provides interbody fusion with less intraoperative blood loss and subsequently a lower transfusion rate compared to open techniques, but this did not influence length of hospital stay. MIS TLIF is at least as safe as open techniques with respect to dural tear, wound infection, and screw placement. Level of Evidence Level III, Therapeutic PMID:26361455

  1. Improving the quality of discharge summaries for elective surgical procedures at North Bristol NHS Trust

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    Ladds, Emma; Betteridge, Frederica; Yamamoto, Sarah; Gupta-Jessop, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Following elective surgical procedures, hospital discharge summaries are essential in the handover to primary care. The information provided varies between institutions and is highly user-dependent. Various interventions have focused on improving information transfer to patients and primary care physicians including the development of electronic templates, electronic transmission to primary care, and training initiatives for junior doctors. An evaluation of the urological patient's journey at Southmead Hospital revealed a need for improved discharge summary advice. Urology specialists developed “gold standard” templates for elective urological procedures. Following a new rotation of junior doctors, discharge summaries were audited for one week. The templates were then made available on the urology ward, a teaching session was employed to encourage compliance, and the hospital electronic discharge summary template was edited. Following each intervention, summaries for one week of urology procedures were audited to assess the quality of advice provided to patients. At baseline, 18% of discharge summaries contained sufficient patient advice, this reduced to 10% after templates were made available on the wards, increasing to 45% following the education session and 84% once the electronic discharge summary proforma was edited. We conclude that discharge summaries are an effective time point for intervening to provide patients with specific post-operative information and this may be optimised for different elective procedures via the introduction of electronically-distributed standardised templates.

  2. Effectiveness of arthroscopic versus open surgical stabilisation for the management of traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability.

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    Ng, Choong; Bialocerkowski, Andrea; Hinman, Rana

    2007-06-01

    Background? Anterior instability is a frequent complication following a traumatic glenohumeral dislocation. Frequently the underlying pathology associated with recurrent instability is a Bankart lesion. Surgical correction of Bankart lesions and other associated pathology is the key to successful treatment. Open surgical glenohumeral stabilisation has been advocated as the gold standard because of consistently low postoperative recurrent instability rates. However, arthroscopic glenohumeral stabilisation could challenge open surgical repair as the gold standard treatment for traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability. Objectives? Primary evidence that compared the effectiveness of arthroscopic versus open surgical glenohumeral stabilisation was systematically collated regarding best-practice management for adults with traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability. Search strategy? A systematic search was performed using 14 databases: MEDLINE, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED), ISI Web of Science, Expanded Academic ASAP, Proquest Medical Library, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, TRIP Database, PubMed, ISI Current Contents Connect, Proquest Digital Dissertations, Open Archives Initiative Search Engine, Australian Digital Thesis Program. Studies published between January 1984 and December 2004 were included in this review. No language restrictions were applied. Selection criteria? Eligible studies were those that compared the effectiveness of arthroscopic versus open surgical stabilisation for the management of traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability, which had more than 2?years of follow up and used recurrent instability and a functional shoulder questionnaire as primary outcomes. Studies that used non-anatomical open repair techniques, patient groups that were specifically 40?years or older, or had multidirectional instability or other concomitant shoulder pathology were excluded. Data collection and analysis? Two independent reviewers assessed the eligibility of each study for inclusion into the review, the study design used and its methodological quality. Where any disagreement occurred, consensus was reached by discussion with an independent researcher. Studies were assessed for homogeneity by considering populations, interventions and outcomes. Where heterogeneity was present, synthesis was undertaken in a narrative format; otherwise a meta-analysis was conducted. Results? Eleven studies were included in the review. Two were randomised controlled trials. Evidence comparing arthroscopic and open surgical glenohumeral stabilisation was of poor to fair methodological quality. Hence, the results of primary studies should be interpreted with caution. Observed clinical heterogeneity in populations and outcomes was highlighted and should be considered when interpreting the meta-analysis. Authors also used variable definitions of recurrent instability and a variety of outcome measures, which made it difficult to synthesise results. When comparable data were pooled, there were no significant differences (P?>?0.05) between the arthroscopic and open groups with respect to recurrent instability rates, Rowe score, glenohumeral external rotation range and complication rates. Conclusions? Statistically, it appears that both surgical techniques are equally effective in managing traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability. In light of the methodological quality of the included studies, it is not possible to validate arthoscopic stabilisation to match open surgical stabilisation as the gold standard treatment. Further research using multicentred randomised controlled trials with sufficient power and instability-specific questionnaires with sound psychometric properties is recommended to build on current evidence. The choice of treatment should be based on multiple factors between the clinician and the patient. PMID:21631787

  3. Open fractures and the incidence of infection in the surgical debridement 6 hours after trauma

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    Fernandes, Miguel de Castro; Peres, Luciano Rodrigo; de Queiroz, Aristóteles Correia; Lima, José Queiroz; Turíbio, Flávio Moral; Matsumoto, Marcelo Hide

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: To determine whether a time delay greater than 6h from injury to surgical debridement influences the infection rate in open fractures. Methods: During a period of 18 months, from October 2010 to March 2012, 151 open fractures were available for study in 142 patients in our hospital. The data were collected prospectively and the patients were followed up for 6 weeks. The patients were divided into two groups regarding the time delay from injury to surgical debridement (more or less than 6 hours). Results: Surgical debridement was carried out in less than 6h from injury in 90 (59.6%) fractures and after 6 hours from injury in 61 (40.4%) fractures. Infection rates were 12.22% and 13.24%, respectively. The global infection rate was 13.24%. Conclusion: A significantly increased infection rate was not observed in patients whose surgical debridement occurred more than 6h after injury. However, in the fractures of high-energy trauma, a statistically significant increase of the rate of infection was observed in those operated 6 hours after trauma. Level of Evidence II, Study Type Comparative and Prospective. PMID:26327794

  4. Variation in hospital resource use and cost among surgical procedures using topical absorbable hemostats

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    Martyn, Derek; Meckley, Lisa M; Miyasato, Gavin; Lim, Sangtaeck; Riebman, Jerome B; Kocharian, Richard; Scaife, Jillian G; Rao, Yajing; Corral, Mitra

    2015-01-01

    Background Adjunctive hemostats are used to assist with the control of intraoperative bleeding. The most common types are flowables, gelatins, thrombins, and oxidized regenerated celluloses (ORCs). In the US, Surgicel® products are the only US Food and Drug Administration-approved ORCs. Objective To compare the outcomes of health care resource utilization (HRU) and costs associated with using ORCs compared to other adjunctive hemostats (OAHs are defined as flowables, gelatins, and topical thrombins) for surgical procedures in the US inpatient setting. Patients and methods A retrospective, US-based cohort study was conducted using hospital inpatient discharges from the 2011–2012 calendar years in the Premier Healthcare Database. Patients with either an ORC or an OAH who underwent a cardiovascular procedure (valve surgery and/or coronary artery bypass graft surgery), carotid endarterectomy, cholecystectomy, or hysterectomy were included. Propensity score matching was used to create comparable groups of ORC and OAH patients. Clinical, economic, and HRU outcomes were compared. Results The propensity score matching created balanced patient cohorts for cardiovascular procedure (22,718 patients), carotid endarterectomy (10,890 patients), cholecystectomy (6,090 patients), and hysterectomy (9,348 patients). In all procedures, hemostatic agent costs were 28%–56% lower for ORCs, and mean hemostat units per discharge were 16%–41% lower for ORCs compared to OAHs. Length of stay and total procedure costs for patients treated with ORCs were lower for carotid endarterectomy patients (0.3 days and US$700) and for cholecystectomy patients (1 day and US$3,350) (all P<0.001). Conclusion Costs and HRU for patients treated with ORCs were lower than or similar to patients treated with OAHs. Proper selection of the appropriate hemostatic agents has the potential to influence clinical outcomes and treatment costs. PMID:26604807

  5. Surgical procedure of extracting teeth for obtaining dental pulp for regenerative medicine in swine.

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    Sasaki, R; Matsumine, H; Watanabe, Y; Yamato, M; Ando, T

    2015-04-01

    Dental pulp is a potential source of cells that can be used in cell replacement therapy for various nerve disorders, including stroke, spinal cord injury, and peripheral nerve defect. However, the validation of an animal model closely related to humans is needed in translational research. The miniature pig is a suitable experimental model in maxillofacial surgery, because its anatomical structure and size are similar to those of humans. However, the swine tooth is extremely long. The routine closed extraction procedure for harvesting dental pulp tissue causes root fracture. This report describes the details of a surgical procedure for tooth extraction. Four healthy 7-8-month-old male NIBS miniature pigs were used. Two mandibular deciduous right incisors (Di1 and Di2) were extracted in order to obtain dental pulp tissue. Gingival envelope incision with vertical-releasing incision was performed, and a full-thickness mucoperiosteal flap was made. The buccal alveolar bone was exposed and removed by osteotomy. Di1 and Di2 were extracted. Dental pulp tissue was obtained from these extracted teeth by splitting hard tissue. In this procedure, 9.8 ± 2.5 × 10(5) cells were obtained from the mandibular Di1 and Di2 (n = 4). PMID:25448868

  6. Environmental Impacts of Surgical Procedures: Life Cycle Assessment of Hysterectomy in the United States

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    2015-01-01

    The healthcare sector is a driver of economic growth in the U.S., with spending on healthcare in 2012 reaching $2.8 trillion, or 17% of the U.S. gross domestic product, but it is also a significant source of emissions that adversely impact environmental and public health. The current state of the healthcare industry offers significant opportunities for environmental efficiency improvements, potentially leading to reductions in costs, resource use, and waste without compromising patient care. However, limited research exists that can provide quantitative, sustainable solutions. The operating room is the most resource-intensive area of a hospital, and surgery is therefore an important focal point to understand healthcare-related emissions. Hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) was used to quantify environmental emissions from four different surgical approaches (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic) used in the second most common major procedure for women in the U.S., the hysterectomy. Data were collected from 62 cases of hysterectomy. Life cycle assessment results show that major sources of environmental emissions include the production of disposable materials and single-use surgical devices, energy used for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and anesthetic gases. By scientifically evaluating emissions, the healthcare industry can strategically optimize its transition to a more sustainable system. PMID:25517602

  7. A brief overview of bariatric surgical procedures currently being used to treat the obese patient.

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    Hydock, Claudia Marie

    2005-01-01

    Obesity has reached an overwhelming high in the United States as well as other developing countries around the world. Alone, approximately 60 million Americans are characterized as obese, and 10 million of them are considered morbidly obese. Many have tried and failed not only to lose the excess weight through fad diets, medically supervised diets, exercise programs, and athletic club memberships, but also to maintain a healthy weight. As a result, weight gain and loss has become a way of life, an unhealthy way of life. This often results in a weight gain of a greater number of pounds than where they started. As a result, many patients and their physicians are looking to weight loss surgery as a permanent solution to the problem of yo-yo dieting. Along with the surgical alterations to the digestive system, nutrition counseling with portion control and regular exercise are part of a comprehensive program for successful long-term weight maintenance. It is the intent of this article to provide the reader with the basic understanding of the normal anatomy of the digestive tract. Then, each surgical procedure will be discussed, enabling the reader to visualize the changes in the digestion and absorption of food. It is these changes in absorption of vitamins and minerals, fats and carbohydrates, and proteins that lead to the various medical complications seen in patients after bariatric surgery. PMID:16041223

  8. Surgical Orthodontic Treatment for Open Bite in Noonan Syndrome Patient: A Case Report.

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    Kawakami, Masayoshi; Yamamoto, Kazuhiko; Shimomura, Tadahiro; Kirita, Tadaaki

    2016-03-01

    Noonan syndrome, characterized by short stature, facial anomalies, and congenital heart defects, may also be associated with hematopoietic disorders. Craniofacial anomalies in affected patients include hypertelorism and severe open bite associated with masticatory dysfunction. We treated a Noonan syndrome patient with a skeletal open bite. Surgical orthodontic treatment including two-jaw surgery established a good occlusal relationship after correction of severe anemia. Both upper and lower incisors were moved to upright positions, while clockwise rotation of the palatal plane and decreased mandibular plane angle were accomplished. Lower masticatory activity may affect posttreatment occlusion in such cases. PMID:25575339

  9. A standard operating procedure for the surgical implantation of transmitters in juvenile salmonids

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    Liedtke, T.L.; Beeman, J.W.; Gee, L.P.

    2012-01-01

    Biotelemetry is a useful tool to monitor the movements of animals and is widely applied in fisheries research. Radio or acoustic technology can be used, depending on the study design and the environmental conditions in the study area. A broad definition of telemetry also includes the use of Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags, either separately or with a radio or acoustic transmitter. To use telemetry, fish must be equipped with a transmitter. Although there are several attachment procedures available, surgical implantation of transmitters in the abdominal cavity is recognized as the best technique for long-term telemetry studies in general (Stasko and Pincock, 1977; Winter, 1996; Jepsen, 2003), and specifically for juvenile salmonids, Oncorhynchus spp. (Adams and others, 1998a, 1998b; Martinelli and others, 1998; Hall and others, 2009). Studies that use telemetry assume that the processes by which the animals are captured, handled, and tagged, as well as the act of carrying the transmitter, will have minimal effect on their behavior and performance. This assumption, commonly stated as a lack of transmitter effects, must be valid if telemetry studies are to describe accurately the movements and behavior of an entire population of interest, rather than the subset of that population that carries transmitters. This document describes a standard operating procedure (SOP) for surgical implantation of radio or acoustic transmitters in juvenile salmonids. The procedures were developed from a broad base of published information, laboratory experiments, and practical experience in tagging thousands of fish for numerous studies of juvenile salmon movements near Columbia River and Snake River hydroelectric dams. Staff from the Western Fisheries Research Center's Columbia River Research Laboratory (CRRL) frequently have used telemetry studies to evaluate new structures or operations at hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin, and these evaluations typically require large numbers of tagged fish. For example, a study conducted at the dams on the Columbia River and funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers required tagging and monitoring of 40,000 juvenile salmon during a 3-month migration period (Counihan and others, 2006a, 2006b; Perry and others, 2006). To meet the demands of such a large study, the authors and CRRL staff refined the SOP to increase efficiency in the tagging process while maintaining high standards of fish care. The SOP has been used in laboratory and field settings for more than 15 years, and consistently has produced low mortality rates (<1 percent) and transmitter loss rates (<0.01 percent) in the 24-36 hours after tagging. In addition to describing the detailed surgical procedures required for transmitter implantation, this document provides guidance on fish collection, handling and holding, and the release of tagged fish. Although often overlooked, or at least underemphasized, these processes can have a large impact on the outcome of the tagging procedure. Stress associated with the individual steps in handling and tagging can be cumulative and lethal (Maule and others, 1988; Wedemeyer and others, 1990; Portz and others, 2006), so the goal is to provide the best possible fish care at every step in order to manage the overall effect on study fish.

  10. Non-photorealistic rendering of virtual implant models for computer-assisted fluoroscopy-based surgical procedures

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    Zheng, Guoyan

    2007-03-01

    Surgical navigation systems visualize the positions and orientations of surgical instruments and implants as graphical overlays onto a medical image of the operated anatomy on a computer monitor. The orthopaedic surgical navigation systems could be categorized according to the image modalities that are used for the visualization of surgical action. In the so-called CT-based systems or 'surgeon-defined anatomy' based systems, where a 3D volume or surface representation of the operated anatomy could be constructed from the preoperatively acquired tomographic data or through intraoperatively digitized anatomy landmarks, a photorealistic rendering of the surgical action has been identified to greatly improve usability of these navigation systems. However, this may not hold true when the virtual representation of surgical instruments and implants is superimposed onto 2D projection images in a fluoroscopy-based navigation system due to the so-called image occlusion problem. Image occlusion occurs when the field of view of the fluoroscopic image is occupied by the virtual representation of surgical implants or instruments. In these situations, the surgeon may miss part of the image details, even if transparency and/or wire-frame rendering is used. In this paper, we propose to use non-photorealistic rendering to overcome this difficulty. Laboratory testing results on foamed plastic bones during various computer-assisted fluoroscopybased surgical procedures including total hip arthroplasty and long bone fracture reduction and osteosynthesis are shown.

  11. Minimally invasive surgical technique integrating multiple procedures with large specimen extraction via inguinal hernia orifice

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    Mani, Vishnu R.; Ahmed, Leaque

    2015-01-01

    While laparoscopic surgery can be performed using small skin incisions, any resected specimen must still be able to fit through these opening. For procedures, such as cholecystectomies and appendectomies, this is not usually a problem; however, for large specimens such as bowel or large tumors, this becomes problematic. Currently, the standard technique is to attempt piecemeal removal of the specimen or enlarge one of the laparoscopic incisions, effectively creating a mini laparotomy. Creating a larger incision adds many of the drawbacks of open laparotomy and should be avoided whenever possible. In this article, we present a new technique of combining the repair of an inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia with a duodenal tumor resection in order to extract the specimen through the inguinal hernia orifice. PMID:26703927

  12. Minimally invasive surgical technique integrating multiple procedures with large specimen extraction via inguinal hernia orifice.

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    Mani, Vishnu R; Ahmed, Leaque

    2015-01-01

    While laparoscopic surgery can be performed using small skin incisions, any resected specimen must still be able to fit through these opening. For procedures, such as cholecystectomies and appendectomies, this is not usually a problem; however, for large specimens such as bowel or large tumors, this becomes problematic. Currently, the standard technique is to attempt piecemeal removal of the specimen or enlarge one of the laparoscopic incisions, effectively creating a mini laparotomy. Creating a larger incision adds many of the drawbacks of open laparotomy and should be avoided whenever possible. In this article, we present a new technique of combining the repair of an inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia with a duodenal tumor resection in order to extract the specimen through the inguinal hernia orifice. PMID:26703927

  13. In Vivo Evaluation of Different Surgical Procedures for Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

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    Maréchal, Marina; Van Hauwermeiren, Hadewych; Neys, Johan; Vanderlinden, Gert

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) involves the application of a chondrocyte suspension into a membrane-sealed cartilage defect. Recently, “cell-seeded collagen matrix-supported” ACI has been developed wherein chondrocytes are seeded on a biomembrane. This study aimed at preclinically comparing 4 variant ACI techniques in a refined goat model: 2 traditional procedures, whereby the defect is sealed by a periosteal flap or collagen membrane, and 2 cell-seeding methods, with the collagen membrane either sutured or glued into the defect. Design: The efficacy of the surgical techniques was evaluated in an acute critical size chondral defect in the medial condyle of 32 skeletally mature goats, randomly assigned to 1 of the 4 aforementioned treatment groups. After 10 weeks in vivo, the quality of the repair was graded histologically by 2 independent, blinded readers using the “modified O’Driscoll” score. Results: The cell-seeding procedure whereby the membrane is sutured into the defect has a similar structural repair capacity than traditional ACI techniques. However, when the cell-seeded membrane was glued into the defect, the outcome appeared inferior. Conclusion: These findings indicate that optimizing the goat model and the postoperative recovery does allow preclinical evaluation of ACI-based cartilage implants in a load-bearing setting. This preclinical observation provides support to the clinical utilization of the sutured membrane-seeded (ACI-CS) technique, provided sutures, but not fibrin sealants, are used to fix the cell-seeded membrane in the defect bed. PMID:26069652

  14. Autologous fibrin sealant (Vivostat®) in the neurosurgical practice: Part I: Intracranial surgical procedure

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    Graziano, Francesca; Certo, Francesco; Basile, Luigi; Maugeri, Rosario; Grasso, Giovanni; Meccio, Flavia; Ganau, Mario; Iacopino, Domenico G.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Hemorrhages, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula and infections are the most challenging postoperative complications in Neurosurgery. In this study, we report our preliminary results using a fully autologous fibrin sealant agent, the Vivostat® system, in achieving hemostasis and CSF leakage repair during cranio-cerebral procedures. Methods: From January 2012 to March 2014, 77 patients were studied prospectively and data were collected and analyzed. Autologous fibrin sealant, taken from patient's blood, was prepared with the Vivostat® system and applied on the resection bed or above the dura mater to achieve hemostasis and dural sealing. The surgical technique, time to bleeding control and associated complications were recorded. Results: A total of 79 neurosurgical procedures have been performed on 77 patients. In the majority of cases (98%) the same autologous fibrin glue provided rapid hemostasis and dural sealing. No patient developed allergic reactions or systemic complications in association with its application. There were no cases of cerebral hematoma, swelling, infection, or epileptic seizures after surgery whether in the immediate or in late period follow-up. Conclusions: In this preliminary study, the easy and direct application of autologous fibrin sealant agent helped in controlling cerebral bleeding and in providing prompt and efficient dural sealing with resolution of CSF leaks. Although the use of autologous fibrin glue seems to be safe, easy, and effective, further investigations are strongly recommended to quantify real advantages and potential limitations. PMID:25984391

  15. Is There a Need for New Surgical Procedures for Glaucoma? Yes!

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    Spaeth, George L; Cvintal, Victor; Figueiredo, Ana

    2015-01-01

    The only method to slow or stop progressive damage caused by glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, definitively shown to be effective, is lowering intraocular pressure, though there is also evidence that stabilizing the pressure may be beneficial. Performing surgery on the eye has proven effective in some cases, using various techniques, though with variable frequencies of success (stabilization of the disease) and various frequencies and severities of complications. Surgery offers the great advantage of longer duration of action than medicinal treatments presently available, and, also, of lessening the need of the patient to be faithful using suggested medications. There is a need to develop surgical procedures which will be effective in 1) lowering or stabilizing intraocular pressure in a way most likely to prevent glaucomatous deterioration, 2) causing the fewest and least severe problems, and 3) being the most economical. Recent efforts in this regard are promising, but not yet proven superior to well-performed trabeculectomy, itself an evolving procedure. PMID:26069522

  16. "Enteroatmospheric fistulae"--gastrointestinal openings in the open abdomen: a review and recent proposal of a surgical technique.

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    Marinis, A; Gkiokas, G; Argyra, E; Fragulidis, G; Polymeneas, G; Voros, D

    2013-01-01

    The occurrence of an enteric fistula in the middle of an open abdomen is called an enteroatmospheric fistula, which is the most challenging and feared complication for a surgeon to deal with. It is in fact not a true fistula because it neither has a fistula tract nor is covered by a well-vascularized tissue. The mortality of enteroatmospheric fistulae was as high as 70% in past decades but is currently approximately 40% due to advanced modern intensive care and improved surgical techniques. Management of patients with an open abdomen and an enteroatmospheric fistula is very challenging. Intensive care support of organs and systems is vital in order to manage the severely septic patient and the associated multiple organ failure syndrome. Many of the principles applied to classic enterocutaneous fistulae are used as well. Control of enteric spillage, attempts to seal the fistula, and techniques of peritoneal access for excision of the involved loop are reviewed in this report. Additionally, we describe our recent proposal of a lateral surgical approach via the circumference of the open abdomen in order to avoid the hostile and granulated surface of the abdominal trauma, which is adhered to the intraperitoneal organs. PMID:23820678

  17. Preliminary Experience with a New Multidirectional Videoendoscope for Neuroendoscopic Surgical Procedures

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    Cavallo, Luigi Maria; Di Somma, Alberto; Solari, Domenico; de Divitiis, Oreste; Bracale, Umberto Marcello; Cappabianca, Paolo

    2016-01-01

    Purpose We assessed the applicability of a new multidirectional videoendoscope (digiCAMeleon, Karl Storz GmbH, Tuttlingen, Germany) in various neuroendoscopic procedures. Methods A 4-mm-diameter rigid videoendoscope (digiCAMeleon, Karl Storz GmbH, Tuttlingen, Germany) with 1 sensor and an internal LED light source was tested. The device offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and weighs ≈ 215 g. The prototype was tested on three cadaveric heads using three different approaches: a) endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal; b) frontal transcortical intraventricular; c) supraorbital. Results We identified several major benefits of the integrated system as applied to endoscopic endonasal, transcortical intraventricular, and endoscopic supraorbital keyhole approaches. These included improved maneuverability of the scope on account of reduced bulk and integration of the camera and fiberoptic light components, a variable angle of view from 0–70 degrees, and a novel feature that can be activated to maintain orientation of the surgical horizon. Our preliminary report highlights the potential for handling the videoendoscope in one hand, as one would a microsurgical instrument. The videoendoscope harbors all its electronic and lighting data into a unique and thin cable, thus resembling a modern "all-in-one" computer technology. Because of its reduced weight and ergonomic shape, controlling its movements is very easy and comfortable, even in the microsurgical environment. Furthermore, the videoendoscope offers the unique feature of orienting the horizon of vision, thanks to the possibility of offering angled views while working; this helps the surgeons to stay oriented with direct visualization and improved control of the instruments over a specific area of interest. Conclusions The videoendoscope prototype represents an HD-image quality versatile tool in a neurosurgical environment, thanks to its reduced weight and dimensions; in these preliminary simulations, we have identified optimized visibility and maneuverability as major benefits of this novel surgical adjunct. PMID:26816293

  18. Open evacuation of pus: a satisfactory surgical approach to the problem of brain abscess?

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    Maurice-Williams, R S

    1983-01-01

    The operative management of intracerebral abscesses remains controversial, with both primary radical excision and repeated aspiration having their advocates. This paper describes a surgical technique which combines the advantages while avoiding the disadvantages of the two surgical approaches. At open operation the abscess is widely incised, all pus removed from within the capsule and any daughter loculi under direct vision and the empty capsule irrigated with antibiotic solution before closure of the wound without drainage. Fifteen cases were treated by this method. There were no deaths, 13 patients made full neurological recoveries and two were left partially disabled. In only one case was a second operation necessary to remove pus which had re-formed after an adequate primary clearance. There were no cases of wound sepsis or of late recurrence of the abscess. Images PMID:6886714

  19. Standardised Registration of Surgical Complications in Laparoscopic-Gynaecological Therapeutic Procedures Using the Clavien-Dindo Classification

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    Radosa, M. P.; Meyberg-Solomayer, G.; Radosa, J.; Vorwergk, J.; Oettler, K.; Mothes, A.; Baum, S.; Juhasz-Boess, I.; Petri, E.; Solomayer, E. F.; Runnebaum, I. B.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: The registration of complications represents an important component in the evaluation of surgical therapeutic procedures. The aim of the present study was to examine the frequency of occurrence as well as the severity of surgical complications after laparoscopic-gynaecological operations in a standardised manner using the Clavien-Dindo system. Material and Methods: Altogether 7438 treatment courses after laparoscopic-gynaecological interventions by 9 working groups were evaluated. Covariates recorded were the technical complexity of the operation, type of study cohort, study size, data acquisition as well as study centre. Target variables recorded were the surgical morbidity rate, subdivided into mild (Clavien-Dindo grade I–II) and severe complications (Clavien-Dindo grade III–V). In addition, a binary logistic regression analysis for the mentioned covariates and the occurrence of surgical complication was carried out. Results: 946 complications were recorded (overall complication rate: 13 %). These included 664 mild complications (8.9 %) and 305 severe complications (4.1 %). A correlation was found between the covariates technical complexity (relative risk [rR] 1.37; p < 0.01), study size (rR: 0.35; p < 0.01) and study centre (rR 0.19; p < 0.01) and the occurrence of surgical complications. Conclusion: By means of a standardised registration of complications using the Clavien-Dindo classification it appears to be possible to limit the methodologically caused underestimation of surgical morbidity in the retrospective evaluation of gynaecological-endoscopic therapeutic procedures. Factors decisively influencing the surgical morbidity of gynaecological-laparoscopic therapeutic procedures are the respective operative experience of the treating facility as well as the technical complexity of the intervention. PMID:25221343

  20. Laparoscopic versus Open Hartmann's Procedure for the Emergency Treatment of Diverticulitis: A Propensity-Matched Analysis

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    Turley, Ryan S.; Barbas, Andrew S.; Lidsky, Michael E.; Mantyh, Christopher R.; Migaly, John; Scarborough, John E.

    2012-01-01

    Background A laparoscopic approach has been proposed to reduce the high morbidity and mortality associated with the Hartmann's procedure for the emergency treatment of diverticulitis. Objective The objective of our study was to determine whether a laparoscopic Hartmann's procedure reduces early morbidity or mortality for patients undergoing an emergency operation for diverticulitis. Design This is a comparative effectiveness study. A subset of the entire American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) patient sample matched on propensity for undergoing their procedure with the laparoscopic approach were used to compare postoperative outcomes between laparoscopic and open groups. Setting This study uses data from the ACS NSQIP Participant User Files from 2005 through 2009. Patients All patients who underwent an emergency laparoscopic or open partial colectomy with end colostomy for colonic diverticulitis were reviewed. Main Outcome Measures The main outcome measures were 30-day mortality and morbidity. Results 1,186 patients undergoing emergency partial colectomy with end colostomy for diverticulitis were included in the analysis. Among the entire cohort, the laparoscopic group had fewer overall complications (26% vs. 41.7%, p=0.008) and shorter mean length of hospitalization (8.9 vs. 11.6 days, p=0.0008). Operative times were not significantly different between groups. When controlling for potential confounders, a laparoscopic approach was not associated with a decrease in morbidity or mortality. As compared to a propensity-match cohort, the laparoscopic approach did not reduce postoperative morbidity or mortality. Limitations This study is limited by its retrospective nature and the absence of pertinent variables such as postoperative pain indices, time for return of bowel function, and rates of readmission. Conclusions A laparoscopic approach to the Hartmann's procedure for the emergency treatment of complicated diverticulitis does not significantly decrease postoperative morbidity or mortality as compared to the open technique. PMID:23222283

  1. Factors Surgical Team Members Perceive Influence Choices of Wearing or Not Wearing Personal Protective Equipment during Operative/Invasive Procedures

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    Cuming, Richard G.

    2009-01-01

    Exposure to certain bloodborne pathogens can prematurely end a person's life. Healthcare workers (HCWs), especially those who are members of surgical teams, are at increased risk of exposure to these pathogens. The proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during operative/invasive procedures reduces that risk. Despite this, some HCWs fail…

  2. Factors Surgical Team Members Perceive Influence Choices of Wearing or Not Wearing Personal Protective Equipment during Operative/Invasive Procedures

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    Cuming, Richard G.

    2009-01-01

    Exposure to certain bloodborne pathogens can prematurely end a person's life. Healthcare workers (HCWs), especially those who are members of surgical teams, are at increased risk of exposure to these pathogens. The proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during operative/invasive procedures reduces that risk. Despite this, some HCWs fail…

  3. Two Cases of Type Va Extrahepatic Bile Duct Duplication With Distal Klatskin Tumor Surgically Treated with Whipple Procedure and Hepaticojejunostomy

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    Hammad, Tariq A.; Alastal, Yaseen; Khan, Muhammad Ali; Hammad, Mohammad; Alaradi, Osama; Nigam, Ankesh; Sodeman, Thomas C.

    2015-01-01

    We describe the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of a type Va extrahepatic bile duct duplication coexistent with distally located hilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor). We present 2 cases that were diagnosed preoperatively and treated with a modified surgical technique of a combined pylorus-preserving Whipple procedure and hepaticojejunostomy. PMID:26504879

  4. Surgical Procedures for a Rat Model of Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation with Hepatic Arterial Reconstruction

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    Nagai, Kazuyuki; Yagi, Shintaro; Uemoto, Shinji; Tolba, Rene H.

    2013-01-01

    Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in rats using a whole or partial graft is an indispensable experimental model for transplantation research, such as studies on graft preservation and ischemia-reperfusion injury 1,2, immunological responses 3,4, hemodynamics 5,6, and small-for-size syndrome 7. The rat OLT is among the most difficult animal models in experimental surgery and demands advanced microsurgical skills that take a long time to learn. Consequently, the use of this model has been limited. Since the reliability and reproducibility of results are key components of the experiments in which such complex animal models are used, it is essential for surgeons who are involved in rat OLT to be trained in well-standardized and sophisticated procedures for this model. While various techniques and modifications of OLT in rats have been reported 8 since the first model was described by Lee et al. 9 in 1973, the elimination of the hepatic arterial reconstruction 10 and the introduction of the cuff anastomosis technique by Kamada et al. 11 were a major advancement in this model, because they simplified the reconstruction procedures to a great degree. In the model by Kamada et al., the hepatic rearterialization was also eliminated. Since rats could survive without hepatic arterial flow after liver transplantation, there was considerable controversy over the value of hepatic arterialization. However, the physiological superiority of the arterialized model has been increasingly acknowledged, especially in terms of preserving the bile duct system 8,12 and the liver integrity 8,13,14. In this article, we present detailed surgical procedures for a rat model of OLT with hepatic arterial reconstruction using a 50% partial graft after ex vivo liver resection. The reconstruction procedures for each vessel and the bile duct are performed by the following methods: a 7-0 polypropylene continuous suture for the supra- and infrahepatic vena cava; a cuff technique for the portal vein; and a stent technique for the hepatic artery and the bile duct. PMID:23524839

  5. Comparison of standard surgical debridement versus the VERSAJET Plus™ Hydrosurgery system in the treatment of open tibia fractures: a prospective open label randomized controlled trial.

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    Oosthuizen, Beyers; Mole, Trevor; Martin, Robin; Myburgh, Johannes G

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of an alternative debridement technology in the treatment of Gustilo & Anderson grade III A and III B open tibia fractures. The objective was to explore whether improvements to the debridement using tangential hydrosurgery (VERSAJET™ Plus Smith & Nephew) could reduce the number of debridement episodes and the days before closure. A pilot scale randomized controlled trial was conducted against conventional surgery. A total of 40 patients were recruited. Sixteen patients received hydrosurgery and 24 patients were treated with standard surgical debridement. Baseline characteristics were well balanced. There was significant evidence (p < 0.001) that VERSAJET patients required fewer debridement procedures than standard surgical debridement prior to wound closure (ratio standard: VERSAJET = 1.747). The median time to wound closure was 3 days (95% CI 3 days, 5 days) for VERSAJET and 5 days (95% CI 4 days, 8 days) for standard debridement, although the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.275). There were no instances of post-operative infection. PMID:25356370

  6. A New Surgical Procedure “Dumbbell-Form Resection” for Selected Hilar Cholangiocarcinomas With Severe Jaundice

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    Wang, Shuguang; Tian, Feng; Zhao, Xin; Li, Dajiang; He, Yu; Li, Zhihua; Chen, Jian

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The aim of the study is to evaluate the therapeutic effect of a new surgical procedure, dumbbell-form resection (DFR), for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) with severe jaundice. In DFR, liver segments I, IVb, and partial V above the right hepatic pedicle are resected. Hemihepatectomy is recognized as the preferred procedure; however, its application is limited in HCCAs with severe jaundice. Thirty-eight HCCA patients with severe jaundice receiving DFR and 70 receiving hemihepatectomy from January 2008 to January 2013 were included. Perioperative parameters, operation-related morbidity and mortality, and post-operative survival were analyzed. A total of 21.1% patients (8/38) in the DFR group received percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD), which was significantly <81.4% (57/70) in the hemihepatectomy group. The TBIL was higher in the DFR group at operation (243.7 vs 125.6??mol/L, respectively). The remnant liver volume was significantly higher after DFR. The operation-related morbidity was significantly lower after DFR than after hemihepatectomy (26.3% vs 48.6%, respectively). None of the patients died during the perioperative period after DFR, whereas 3 died after hemihepatectomy. There was no difference in margin status, histological grade, lymph-node involvement, and distant metastasis between the 2 groups. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates after DFR (68.4%, 32.1%, and 21.4%, respectively) showed no significant difference with those after hemihepatectomy (62.7%, 34.6%, and 23.3%, respectively). Kaplan–Meier analysis indicated that overall survival and recurrence after DFR demonstrated no significant difference compared with hemihepatectomy. DFR appears to be feasible for selected HCCA patients with severe jaundice. However, its indications should be restricted. PMID:26765439

  7. Gender-Specific Differences in Surgical Site Infections: An Analysis of 438,050 Surgical Procedures from the German National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System

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    Langelotz, Corinna; Mueller-Rau, Carolin; Terziyski, Stoil; Rau, Beate; Krannich, Alexander; Gastmeier, Petra; Geffers, Christine

    2014-01-01

    Summary Background Surgical site infections (SSI) are among the most frequent healthcare-associated infections. They impose a substantial burden with increased morbidity and exceeding healthcare costs. Risk factors such as age, diabetes, and smoking status are commonly accounted for in the literature, but few studies address gender differences. Methods Data from the German Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (Krankenhaus-Infektions-Surveillance-System (KISS)) from 2005 to 2010 were analysed for cardiac, vascular, visceral, and orthopaedic surgery, with a total of 438,050 surgical procedures and 8,639 SSI. Rates of SSI and isolated pathogens were analysed for gender. Results Women had a lower rate of SSI (SSI/100 procedures) in abdominal surgery than men (2.92 vs. 4.37; p < 0.001). No gender-specific differences were found in orthopaedic and vascular surgery, while women had a higher risk for SSI in cardiac surgery (5.50 vs. 3.02; p < 0.001). Isolated pathogens showed differences for sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which were more frequent in women (both p = 0.007), while coagulase-negative staphylococci occurred more often in men (18.8 vs. 14.0%; p < 0.001). Conclusion Gender differences in SSI exist and are procedure-specific. The underlying mechanisms need to be further elucidated so that targeted measures for the prevention of SSI can be developed. PMID:26288585

  8. Surgical Decisions in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma with Low or Normal Tension

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    Shum, JW

    2013-01-01

    ABSTRACT Glaucoma, given its insidious nature, is often coined ‘the sneak thief of sight'. Following this trail of thought, primary open angle glaucoma with low or normal tension (POAGLNT) could be coined ‘the king of thieves'. The lack of a compelling red fag of high intraocular pressure (IOP), together with the diurnal fuctuation of the deceptively low baseline IOP, POAGLNT poses a therapeutic challenge in terms of judging when to intervene, and how. In this review article, we will outline the considerations before undergoing surgery: risk stratification, defining goal in terms of target pressure and IOP modulation. We will also review the strengths, weaknesses and pearls of available options. How to cite this article: Shum JW, Leung DY. Surgical Decisions in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma with Low or Normal Tension. J Current Glau Prac 2013;7(3):121-127.

  9. Recurrent lumbar disc herniation: A prospective comparative study of three surgical management procedures

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    El Shazly, Ayman A.; El Wardany, Mohammed A.; Morsi, Ahmad M.

    2013-01-01

    Context: The optimal surgical treatment of recurrent lumbar disc herniation is controversial. Aim: To compare prospectively the clinical outcomes of surgical treatment of recurrent lumbar disc herniation by three different methods; discectomy alone, discectomy with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), and diecectomy with posterolateral fusion (PLF), regardless of the postoperative radiological findings. Study Design: This is a prospective, randomized, comparative study. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective, randomized, comparative study on 45 patients with first time recurrent lumbar disc herniation. Patients were evaluated clinically by using the criteria of the Japanese Orthopedic Association's evaluation system for low back pain syndrome (JOA score). The patients were classified into three groups: Group A; patients who had revision discectomy alone, group B; patients who had revision discectomy with TLIF, and group C; patients who had revision discectomy with PLF. The mean follow-up period was 37 (±7.85 STD) months. Results: The mean overall recovery rate was 87.2% (±19.26 STD) and the satisfactory rate was 88.9%. Comparison between the three groups showed no significant difference with regard to the mean total postoperative JOA score, recovery rate, and satisfactory rate. However, the postoperative low back pain was significantly higher in group A than that of group B and C. Two patients in group A required further revision surgery. The incidences of dural tear and postoperative neurological deficit were higher in group A. The intraoperative blood loss and length of operation were significantly less in group A. The total cost of the procedure was significantly different between the three groups, being least in group A and highest in group B. There was no significant difference between the three groups with regard to the length of postoperative hospital stay. Conclusion: Revision discectomy is effective in patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation. Fusion with revision discectomy improves the postoperative low back pain, decreases the intraoperative risk of dural tear or neural damage and decreases the postoperative incidence of mechanical instability or re-recurrence. TLIF and PLF have comparable results when used with revision discectomy, but PLF has significantly less total cost than TLIF. PMID:24403956

  10. [Prospects for standardization of surgical procedures for carcinoma of the pancreas].

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    Wataru, Kimura

    2003-05-01

    Since physicians need to guarantee the efficacy of medical therapy for patients, therapies for patients with cancer should be standardized to some extent. Carcinoma of the pancreas has the highest death rate of all cancers, with a resection rate as low as about 25% to 30% and a 5-year survival rate of around 9%. It is very difficult in such a situation to standardize the surgical strategy for carcinoma of the pancreas. Because pancreatic cancer is a general disease, the treatment strategy should include not only complete surgical resection but also local control methods with intraoperative radiation, prevention of liver metastasis, development of effective anti-cancer drugs, etc. Major progress in therapy for pancreatic carcinoma may be expected in the near future by with the cumulative use of effective therapies. Standard resection and extended resection: For carcinoma of the head of the pancreas, pancreaticoduodenectomy with regional lymph node dissection is performed in Japan, as is extended resection with thorough lymph node dissection of the retroperitoneal and paraaortic region. However, so far the prognosis of patients who undergo extended resection is not better than those who undergo standard resection. A randomized controlled trial of the two types of resection is now being conducted and its results are awaited. For carcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas, distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy with lymph node dissection is performed if hematogenous or massive lymph node metastasis or direct invasion of the large vessels has not occurred. The Appleby procedure is performed in some cases. Reconstruction and complications of surgical procedures of carcinoma of the pancreas: It appears that a decrease in complications and a lower death rate have been achieved due to pancreaticoduodenectomy rather than due to the extent of lymph node dissection. In particular, progress in anastomosis techniques of the pancreas and intestine and in perioperative control has been marked. For prevention of complications, it is important that absorbable synthetic sutures be used in the pancreaticojejunal anastomosis, that the cut end of the pancreas be sutured and covered by the jejunum without dead space, and that the stent tube be inserted into the main pancreatic duct. The pancreaticojejunal anastomosis should be bordered by the greater omentum. This technique will prevent both the spread of the pancreatic juice into the intraabdominal cavity and rupture of the blood vessels, which can cause fatal postoperative bleeding. Sufficient intraabdominal drains should be in place, especially around the pancreaticojejunal anastomosis. Radiochemotherapy: There are no effective anticancer drugs for the treatment of carcinoma of the pancreas. It was reported that low-dose 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin (5-FU and CDDP) and gemcitabine plus either 5-FU, epirubicin, or CDDP has some effect. The efficacy of intraoperative radiotherapy has not been confirmed. It is not apparent whether radiochemotherapy is superior to surgery. Curable pancreatic carcinoma: Intraductal papillary-mucinous tumors of the pancreas (IPMT) take their name from the histological feature of mucin production and correspond to so-called mucin-producing tumors of the pancreas. This tumor is classified into two types, the main pancreatic duct type and the branch type. About 90% of the main pancreatic duct type and 20% of the branch type are malignant. The branch type of IPMT resembles a bunch of grasps in imaging procedures. Approximately 60% of cases with the branch type of IPMT can be followed up without surgery. Since the prognosis of IPMT is fairly good and the 5-year survival after surgery is about 70% to 80%, limited resection of the pancreas with organ preservation is under investigation. Mucinous cystic tumors of the pancreasin are characterized by development in the body and tail of the pancreas in middle-aged women, with histological ovarian-type stroma in the wall of the tumor, and round cystic lesions with a fibrous capsule containing multiple cystic components of various sizes, which resembles a Chinese citron upon imaging procedures. Surgery should be performed if such a diagnosis is made. PMID:12774526

  11. GALEN: a third generation terminology tool to support a multipurpose national coding system for surgical procedures.

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    Trombert-Paviot, B; Rodrigues, J M; Rogers, J E; Baud, R; van der Haring, E; Rassinoux, A M; Abrial, V; Clavel, L; Idir, H

    2000-09-01

    Generalised architecture for languages, encyclopedia and nomenclatures in medicine (GALEN) has developed a new generation of terminology tools based on a language independent model describing the semantics and allowing computer processing and multiple reuses as well as natural language understanding systems applications to facilitate the sharing and maintaining of consistent medical knowledge. During the European Union 4 Th. framework program project GALEN-IN-USE and later on within two contracts with the national health authorities we applied the modelling and the tools to the development of a new multipurpose coding system for surgical procedures named CCAM in a minority language country, France. On one hand, we contributed to a language independent knowledge repository and multilingual semantic dictionaries for multicultural Europe. On the other hand, we support the traditional process for creating a new coding system in medicine which is very much labour consuming by artificial intelligence tools using a medically oriented recursive ontology and natural language processing. We used an integrated software named CLAW (for classification workbench) to process French professional medical language rubrics produced by the national colleges of surgeons domain experts into intermediate dissections and to the Grail reference ontology model representation. From this language independent concept model representation, on one hand, we generate with the LNAT natural language generator controlled French natural language to support the finalization of the linguistic labels (first generation) in relation with the meanings of the conceptual system structure. On the other hand, the Claw classification manager proves to be very powerful to retrieve the initial domain experts rubrics list with different categories of concepts (second generation) within a semantic structured representation (third generation) bridge to the electronic patient record detailed terminology. PMID:10978911

  12. The prophylactic use of C1 inhibitor in hereditary angioedema patients undergoing invasive surgical procedures: a retrospective study

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    2014-01-01

    Background Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by episodic angioedema, which may be triggered by invasive procedures and surgery. C1 inhibitor (C1 INH) was approved in the United States and Canada in 2009 and 2010, respectively, for the treatment of acute attacks. Most recently in April 2013, it was approved in Europe for short-term prophylaxis (STP), prior to medical, dental, or surgical procedures, to prevent HAE attacks in both children and adults. Currently, C1 INH is not approved in Canada or the United States for STP of HAE attacks. Our objective was to demonstrate the effectiveness of C1 INH as a short-term prophylactic treatment for patients with Type I HAE undergoing invasive surgical procedures. Methods A retrospective chart review between 1997-2013 was performed at one Canadian Tertiary Care Allergy and Asthma Clinic affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Canada. The standard dose of C1 INH for STP was 10 or 20 U/kg. Results In all 24 procedures, there were no post-procedure HAE attacks after short-term prophylactic administration of C1 INH. Conclusions In this retrospective chart review at one tertiary care Allergy and Clinical Immunology Clinic, short-term prophylactic use of C1 INH was found to be effective at preventing post-procedure HAE attacks, in patients diagnosed with Type I HAE. PMID:24772176

  13. Impact of surgeon subspecialty training on surgical outcomes in open globe injuries

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    Han, Ian C; Puri, Sidharth; Wang, Jiangxia; Sikder, Shameema

    2015-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether subspecialty training of the initial treating surgeon affects visual acuity and surgical outcomes in patients with open globe injuries. Design This study is a single-institution, retrospective case series. Methods The charts of adult patients with open globe injuries requiring surgical repair at the Wilmer Eye Institute between July 1, 2007 and July 1, 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical findings at presentation were recorded, and details of initial repair and follow-up surgeries were analyzed. Differences in visual acuity and surgical outcomes were compared based on subspecialty training of the initial surgeon. Results The charts of 282 adult patients were analyzed, and 193 eyes had at least 6 months of follow-up for analysis. Eighty-six eyes (44.6%) required follow-up surgery within the first year, and 39 eyes (20.2%) were enucleated. Eyes initially treated by a vitreoretinal (VR) surgeon were 2.3 times (P=0.003) more likely to improve by one Ocular Trauma Score (OTS) visual acuity category and 1.9 times (P=0.027) more likely to have at least one more follow-up surgery at 6 months compared to eyes treated by non-VR surgeons. Patients with more anterior injuries treated by a VR surgeon were more likely to improve by one OTS visual acuity category compared to those treated by non-VR surgeons (P=0.004 and 0.016 for Zones I and II, respectively). There was no difference in visual acuity outcomes for eyes with posterior injuries (P=0.515 for Zone III). Conclusion Eyes initially treated by a VR surgeon are more likely to improve by one OTS visual acuity category than those initially treated by a non-VR surgeon. However, patients initially treated by a VR surgeon also undergo more follow-up surgical rehabilitation, and improvement in visual acuity is more likely for anterior (Zone I and II injuries) than posterior (Zone III) injuries. PMID:26491240

  14. Comparative analyses of postoperative complications and prognosis of different surgical procedures in stage II endometrial carcinoma treatment

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    Yin, Hongmei; Gui, Ting

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate the impact of surgical resection extent on the postoperative complications and the prognosis in patients with stage II endometrial cancer. Methods A total of 54 patients were retrospectively reviewed, 35 patients underwent subradical hysterectomy and 19 patients received radical hysterectomy, both with simultaneous bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy. Results Comparing the surgical outcomes in subradical hysterectomy group vs radical hysterectomy group, there were no significant differences in operative time, estimated blood loss, and hospital stay. After surgery, 37.1% vs 36.8% patients received postoperative radiotherapy in the subradical hysterectomy group vs radical hysterectomy group, without statistically significant difference. As for postoperative complications, the early postoperative complication rate in patients who underwent subradical hysterectomy was 14.3%, significantly lower than that in patients submitted to radical hysterectomy (14.3% vs 42.1%), with P=0.043. However, there was no significant difference in late postoperative complication rate between the two surgical procedures. Regarding the clinical prognosis, patients receiving the subradical hysterectomy showed similar survival to their counterparts undergoing the radical procedures. The relapse rate was 5.71% vs 5.26%, respectively, without significant difference. There were no deaths in both surgical groups. Conclusion For stage II endometrial carcinoma, subradical hysterectomy presented with less early postoperative complications and similar survival duration and recurrence compared with radical hysterectomy and should be advocated in clinical treatment. PMID:26937200

  15. Major sternal wound infection after open-heart surgery: a multivariate analysis of risk factors in 2,579 consecutive operative procedures.

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    Ottino, G; De Paulis, R; Pansini, S; Rocca, G; Tallone, M V; Comoglio, C; Costa, P; Orzan, F; Morea, M

    1987-08-01

    From January, 1979, to December, 1984, at the Cardiac Surgery Department of the University of Torino Medical School, major sternal wound infections developed in 48 (1.86%) of 2,579 consecutive patients. These patients underwent open-heart procedures through a midline sternotomy and survived long enough for infection to appear. Possible risk factors were evaluated by means of a multivariate analysis. For the group of patients, we considered age, sex, hospital environment (different locations of our surgical facilities over the years), interval between hospital admission and operation, antibiotic prophylaxis, type of surgical procedure, elective or emergency surgical procedure, reoperation, duration of surgical procedures, duration of cardiopulmonary bypass, amount of blood transfused, postoperative blood loss, chest reexploration, rewiring of a sterile sternal dehiscence, duration of mechanical ventilation, and days of treatment in the intensive care unit. Univariate analysis indicated that age, sex, type and mode of surgical procedure, antibiotic prophylaxis, and duration of mechanical ventilation were not significantly associated with wound infection. For all other predisposing factors, a p value of less than .05 was demonstrated. These variables were entered in a multiple stepwise logistic regression. Six emerged as significant: hospital environment (p = .0001), interval between admission and surgery (p = .041), reoperation (p less than .0001), blood transfusions (p = .031), early chest reexploration (p less than .0001), and sternal rewiring (p less than .0001). Contamination of patients may occur before, during, and after operation, and any kind of reintervention may predispose to wound infection. PMID:3619541

  16. Opening Procedures Handbook. A Guide for Boards of Trustees and Leaders of New Charter Schools

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    Massachusetts Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    The Charter School Office has created the Opening Procedures Handbook as a tool to assist charter school founding groups prepare for the exciting, yet challenging, task of opening a Massachusetts public charter school. The Handbook summarizes the opening procedures process, identifies the action items that must be completed prior to the school's…

  17. Comparison of the effects of propofol versus thiopental induction on postoperative outcomes following surgical procedures longer than 2 hours.

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    Coolong, Kevin J; McGough, Eugene; Vacchiano, Charles; Pellegrini, Joseph E

    2003-06-01

    The use of propofol as an induction agent for surgeries lasting less than 2 hours has been shown to result in a faster emergence from anesthesia. Our study was performed to analyze the impact of propofol on surgical procedures lasting longer than 2 hours. A convenience sample of 84 men and women undergoing nonemergency laparoscopic procedures scheduled for longer than 2 hours were enrolled in this prospective study and randomly assigned to receive a standardized induction with thiopental or propofol. Nausea and pain were measured using a 0 to 10 verbal numeric rating scale. Recovery from anesthesia was measured using a modified Newman Bender Motor Gestalt Test. Statistical analysis was used to analyze all ordinal and interval data. A P value of less than, 05 was considered significant. No differences were found between the propofol and thiopental groups in demographics, total surgical time, anesthesia time, recovery times, postoperative analgesic and emetic requirements, satisfaction scores, or incidence of nausea and vomiting. Discharge times from the postanesthesia care unit and to home were similar between groups. Based on the results, we concluded that propofol offered no advantages over thiopental in postoperative outcomes in laparoscopic surgical procedures longer than 2 hours. PMID:12847946

  18. A MATERIAL COST-MINIMIZATION ANALYSIS FOR HERNIA REPAIRS AND MINOR PROCEDURES DURING A SURGICAL MISSION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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    Cavallo, Jaime A.; Ousley, Jenny; Barrett, Christopher D.; Baalman, Sara; Ward, Kyle; Borchardt, Malgorzata; Thomas, J. Ross; Perotti, Gary; Frisella, Margaret M.; Matthews, Brent D.

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Expenditures on material supplies and medications constitute the greatest per capita costs for surgical missions. We hypothesized that supply acquisition at nonprofit organization (NPO) costs would lead to significant cost-savings compared to supply acquisition at US academic institution costs from the provider perspective for hernia repairs and minor procedures during a surgical mission in the Dominican Republic (DR). METHODS Items acquired for a surgical mission were uniquely QR-coded for accurate consumption accounting. Both NPO and US academic institution unit costs were associated with each item in an electronic inventory system. Medication doses were recorded and QR-codes for consumed items were scanned into a record for each sampled procedure. Mean material costs and cost savings ± SDs were calculated in US dollars for each procedure type. Cost-minimization analyses between the NPO and the US academic institution platforms for each procedure type ensued using a two-tailed Wilcoxon matched-pairs test with α=0.05. Item utilization analyses generated lists of most frequently used materials by procedure type. RESULTS The mean cost savings of supply acquisition at NPO costs for each procedure type were as follows: $482.86 ± $683.79 for unilateral inguinal hernia repair (IHR, n=13); $332.46 ± $184.09 for bilateral inguinal hernia repair (BIHR, n=3); $127.26 ± $13.18 for hydrocelectomy (HC, n=9); $232.92 ± $56.49 for femoral hernia repair (FHR, n=3); $120.90 ± $30.51 for umbilical hernia repair (UHR, n=8); $36.59 ± $17.76 for minor procedures (MP, n=26); and $120.66 ± $14.61 for pediatric inguinal hernia repair (PIHR, n=7). CONCLUSION Supply acquisition at NPO costs leads to significant cost-savings compared to supply acquisition at US academic institution costs from the provider perspective for IHR, HC, UHR, MP, and PIHR during a surgical mission to DR. Item utilization analysis can generate minimum-necessary material lists for each procedure type to reproduce cost-savings for subsequent missions. PMID:24162140

  19. Surgical drain after open or laparoscopic splenectomy: is it needed or contraindicated?

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    VECCHIO, R.; INTAGLIATA, E.; MARCHESE, S.; BATTAGLIA, S.; CACCIOLA, R.R.; CACCIOLA, E.

    2015-01-01

    Objective The Authors report their experience with the routine use of surgical drainage in a large series of splenectomies. Summary of background data Benefits and risks related to surgical drains have been always discussed, with some surgeons in favor of them and skeptic others considering not physiological their use. After splenectomy, their use is also largely debated, especially because of susceptibility of operated patients to infections. Patients and methods Two thousand nine cases have been reviewed. Indications for splenectomy, performed either by open or laparoscopic approach, included idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in 137 patients (65,4%), splenic lymphoma in 36 (17,2%), hereditary spherocytosis in 15 (7,4%), ?-thalassemia in 8 (3,7%), other diseases in 13 (6,1%). Results “Active” or “passive” drains were placed in 80% and 20% of cases, respectively. Drains were removed 2–3 days after surgery in 90,2%, within 10 days in 4,3%, within 2 months in 0,4% of cases. In 2 cases a post-operative bleeding, detected through the drainage, required re-operation. One patient developed a subphrenic abscess, successfully treated by a percutaneous drainage. One case of pancreatic fistula was observed. Conclusions In Authors’ experience, the use of drains after splenectomy does not affect the risk of subsequent infectious complications, independently on the type of the drainage system used. Early removal of drains in this series might have played an important role in the very low incidence of abdominal infections reported. The use of surgical drains after splenectomy might play an important role to early detect post-operative bleeding, as it happened in 2 cases of this series. PMID:26188753

  20. An analysis of standard open and endovascular surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in octogenarians.

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    Patel, Ajay P; Langan, Eugene M; Taylor, Spence M; Gray, Bruce H; Carsten, Christopher G; Cull, David L; Snyder, Bruce A; Stanbro, Marcus D; Youkey, Jerry R; Sullivan, Timothy M

    2003-09-01

    While elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair has been shown to be safe in selected octogenarians, very little is known about the role of endovascular AAA exclusion in this high-risk cohort. A retrospective review of our vascular surgical registry from January 1996 to December 2001 revealed 51 octogenarians that underwent infrarenal AAA repair. Since 1999 all octogenarians who presented for AAA repair were evaluated for preferential endovascular stent graft placement. Over the 6-year period, 35 patients underwent standard open repair while 16 patients were found to be anatomic candidates for and were treated with an endovascular stent graft. Hospital and office charts were reviewed to compare the endovascular cohort to the standard open cohort. Factors considered included patient comorbidities, perioperative data, and operative outcomes. Statistical analysis was done using Wilcoxon rank sum test and Fisher exact test. The median age for the entire group was 83 years. There were 11 females in the open group and 1 female in the endovascular group. There were no statistically significant differences in preoperative patient comorbidities between groups. Total mortality for the entire series was 11.8 per cent but this included 5 ruptured AAAs, all of which patients died, and 11 additional AAAs that were symptomatic, of which 1 patient died. Total nonruptured mortality for the entire series was 2.2 per cent (0% for the endo-group and 3.3% for the open group). There were statistically significant differences between the endovascular versus the open groups when comparing aneurysm diameter (5.6 cm vs. 6.2 cm; P = 0.016), estimated blood loss (225 cc vs. 2100 cc; P < 0.001), ICU days (0 vs. 3; P < 0.001), length of hospital stay (2 days vs. 12 days; P < 0.001), and patients with blood transfusions (1 vs. 27; P < 0.001). When comparing postoperative morbidities, 4 of the endovascular patients (25%) and 25 of the open patients (68.6%) had a complication (P = 0.006). In conclusion, endovascular stent graft treatment of nonruptured infrarenal AAAs in octogenarians led to significantly better outcomes and should probably be considered the preferred treatment whenever anatomically appropriate. Endovascular exclusion of ruptured AAAs may potentially improve future outcomes in this high-risk group. PMID:14509320

  1. Surgical accuracy of three-dimensional virtual planning: a pilot study of bimaxillary orthognathic procedures including maxillary segmentation.

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    Stokbro, K; Aagaard, E; Torkov, P; Bell, R B; Thygesen, T

    2016-01-01

    This retrospective study evaluated the precision and positional accuracy of different orthognathic procedures following virtual surgical planning in 30 patients. To date, no studies of three-dimensional virtual surgical planning have evaluated the influence of segmentation on positional accuracy and transverse expansion. Furthermore, only a few have evaluated the precision and accuracy of genioplasty in placement of the chin segment. The virtual surgical plan was compared with the postsurgical outcome by using three linear and three rotational measurements. The influence of maxillary segmentation was analyzed in both superior and inferior maxillary repositioning. In addition, transverse surgical expansion was compared with the postsurgical expansion obtained. An overall, high degree of linear accuracy between planned and postsurgical outcomes was found, but with a large standard deviation. Rotational difference showed an increase in pitch, mainly affecting the maxilla. Segmentation had no significant influence on maxillary placement. However, a posterior movement was observed in inferior maxillary repositioning. A lack of transverse expansion was observed in the segmented maxilla independent of the degree of expansion. PMID:26250603

  2. [A new concept in surgery of the digestive tract: surgical procedure assisted by computer, from virtual reality to telemanipulation].

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    Marescaux, J; Clément, J M; Vix, M; Russier, Y; Tassetti, V; Mutter, D; Cotin, S; Ayache, N

    1998-02-01

    Surgical simulation increasingly appears to be an essential aspect of tomorrow's surgery. The development of a hepatic surgery simulator is an advanced concept calling for a new writing system which will transform the medical world: virtual reality. Virtual reality extends the perception of our five senses by representing more than the real state of things by the means of computer sciences and robotics. It consists of three concepts: immersion, navigation and interaction. Three reasons have led us to develop this simulator: the first is to provide the surgeon with a comprehensive visualisation of the organ. The second reasons is to allow for planning and surgical simulation that could be compared with the detailed flight-plan for a commercial jet pilot. The third lies in the fact that virtual reality is an integrated part of the concept of computer assisted surgical procedure. The project consists of a sophisticated simulator which must include five requirements: a) visual fidelity, b) interactivity, c) physical properties, d) physiological properties, e) sensory input and output. In this report we describe how to obtain a realistic 3D model of the liver from bi-dimensional 2D medical images for anatomical and surgical training. The introduction of a tumor and the consequent planning and virtual resection is also described, as are force feedback and real-time interaction. PMID:9752550

  3. Postoperative wound dealing and superficial surgical site infection in open radical prostatectomy.

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    Yamamichi, Fukashi; Shigemura, Katsumi; Yamashita, Mauso; Tanaka, Kazushi; Arakawa, Soishi; Fujisawa, Masato

    2014-09-01

    The number of open radical prostatectomy (RP) surgeries has been decreasing owing to the spread of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, which has implications for postoperative wound healing. The purpose of this study was to investigate and document the current status of postoperative wound healing and superficial surgical site infection (SSI) in open RPs. One hundred and seventy-five antegrade RPs with the same or similar kinds of prophylactic antibiotic administration were divided into two groups: (i) 'no intervention' (wound covering group) and (ii) 'washing', using a washing solution from the second postoperative day to the day of skin staple removal (wound washing group). We compared these groups for the occurrence of superficial SSI. The wound covering group had three (3·03%) cases of superficial SSI, with one case caused by methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). The wound washing group had nine (11·8%) cases of superficial SSI, with three cases caused by MSSA, two cases caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and one by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The wound covering group showed a significantly lower ratio of superficial SSI (P?=?0·0472). In conclusion, the postoperative wound status data in this study suggests that no wound intervention after RP resulted in a comparatively lower ratio of superficial SSI than in the wound washing group. PMID:25186077

  4. Comparison between open and laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann’s procedure for diverticulitis

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    de’Angelis, Nicola; Brunetti, Francesco; Memeo, Riccardo; Batista da Costa, Jose; Schneck, Anne Sophie; Carra, Maria Clotilde; Azoulay, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    AIM: To compare the open and laparoscopic Hartmann’s reversal in patients first treated for complicated diverticulitis. METHODS: Forty-six consecutive patients with diverticular disease were included in this retrospective, single-center study of a prospectively maintained colorectal surgery database. All patients underwent conventional Hartmann’s procedures for acute complicated diverticulitis. Other indications for Hartmann’s procedures were excluded. Patients underwent open (OHR) or laparoscopic Hartmann’s reversal (LHR) between 2000 and 2010, and received the same pre- and post-operative protocols of cares. Operative variables, length of stay, short- (at 1 mo) and long-term (at 1 and 3 years) post-operative complications, and surgery-related costs were compared between groups. RESULTS: The OHR group consisted of 18 patients (13 males, mean age ± SD, 61.4 ± 12.8 years), and the LHR group comprised 28 patients (16 males, mean age 54.9 ± 14.4 years). The mean operative time and the estimated blood loss were higher in the OHR group (235.8 ± 43.6 min vs 171.1 ± 27.4 min; and 301.1 ± 54.6 mL vs 225 ± 38.6 mL respectively, P = 0.001). Bowel function returned in an average of 4.3 ± 1.7 d in the OHR group, and 3 ± 1.3 d in the LHR group (P = 0.01). The length of hospital stay was significantly longer in the OHR group (11.2 ± 5.3 d vs 6.7 ± 1.9 d, P < 0.001). The 1 mo complication rate was 33.3% in the OHR (6 wound infections) and 3.6% in the LHR group (1 hemorrhage) (P = 0.004). At 12 mo, the complication rate remained significantly higher in the OHR group (27.8% vs 10.7%, P = 0.03). The anastomotic leak and mortality rates were nil. At 3 years, no patient required re-intervention for surgical complications. The OHR procedure had significantly higher costs (+56%) compared to the LHR procedure, when combining the surgery-related costs and the length of hospital stay. CONCLUSION: LHR appears to be a safe and feasible procedure that is associated with reduced hospitality stays, complication rates, and costs compared to OHR. PMID:23983906

  5. The meniscus tear: state of the art of rehabilitation protocols related to surgical procedures

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    Frizziero, Antonio; Ferrari, Raffaello; Giannotti, Erika; Ferroni, Costanza; Poli, Patrizia; Masiero, Stefano

    2012-01-01

    Summary Meniscal injuries represent one of the most frequent lesions in sport practicing and in particular in soccer players and skiers. Pain, functional limitation and swelling are typical symptoms associated with meniscal tears. Epidemiological studies showed that all meniscal lesions, in different sports athletes, involves 24% of medial meniscus, while 8% of lateral meniscus and about 20–30% of meniscal lesions are associated with other ligament injuries. Meniscal tears can be treated conservatively or surgically. Surgery leads in many cases to complete resolution of symptoms and allows the return to sport activity. However many studies show that this treatment can induce more frequently the development of degenerative conditions if not correctly associated to a specific rehabilitation protocol. The aim of this article is to compare different timing in specific rehabilitation programs related to the most actual surgical options. PMID:23738313

  6. Sufficiency of clinical literature on the appropriate uses of six medical and surgical procedures.

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    Fink, A; Brook, R H; Kosecoff, J; Chassin, M R; Solomon, D H

    1987-11-01

    We reviewed the English-language clinical literature on carotid endarterectomy, cholecystectomy, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, coronary angiography and coronary artery bypass graft procedure to identify the appropriateness of using these procedures in 1981. Most of the 803 relevant articles and textbooks were published after 1975; about 10% of the 571 research studies were randomized, controlled trials, while two thirds were retrospective studies. Incomplete or contradictory information was available on the indications for and efficacy of using the procedures; almost no data were available on costs and use; data on complications failed to specify patients' symptoms or the relationship between complications and reasons for doing the procedure. PMID:3501201

  7. Elective procedures and anesthesia in children: pediatric surgeons enter the dialogue on neurotoxicity questions, surgical options, and parental concerns.

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    Byrne, Mary W; Ascherman, Jeffrey A; Casale, Pasquale; Cowles, Robert A; Gallin, Pamela F; Maxwell, Lynne G

    2012-10-01

    The Pediatric Anesthesia NeuroDevelopment Assessment research group at Columbia University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology has conducted biannual national Symposia since 2008 to evaluate study data and invigorate continued thinking about unresolved issues of pediatric anesthesia neurotoxicities. The third Symposium extended the dialogue between pediatric anesthesiologists and surgeons in panel presentations and discussions by four surgical specialists. This paper reports the prevailing opinions expressed by a pediatric general surgeon, urologist, plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist and explores factors related to delayed operative intervention, need for multiple procedures, and parental concerns. PMID:23085786

  8. Radiofrequency-Assisted Partial Splenectomy Plus Splenopexy--A Modified Surgical Procedure for Wandering Spleen: A Case Report.

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    Hao, Fulong; Wang, Wenping; Yang, Xiaoli

    2015-09-01

    Wandering spleen is an extremely rare clinical condition characterized by abnormal anatomical position of the spleen. Up to now, its etiology remains unknown, and the best surgical procedure is still an area to explore in the future. In this article, we present the case of a 24-year-old woman with wandering spleen combined with congenital heart disease and pigeon chest. Based on the clinical features and our experiences of radiofrequency ablation for preservation of the spleen in traumatic spleen rupture, we successfully performed a modified splenectomy and splenopexy method. Since the operation, the organ has remained in place with good perfusion and function. PMID:26171637

  9. Update on dexmedetomidine: use in nonintubated patients requiring sedation for surgical procedures

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    Shukry, Mohanad; Miller, Jeffrey A

    2010-01-01

    Dexmedetomidine was introduced two decades ago as a sedative and supplement to sedation in the intensive care unit for patients whose trachea was intubated. However, since that time dexmedetomidine has been commonly used as a sedative and hypnotic for patients undergoing procedures without the need for tracheal intubation. This review focuses on the application of dexmedetomidine as a sedative and/or total anesthetic in patients undergoing procedures without the need for tracheal intubation. Dexmedetomidine was used for sedation in monitored anesthesia care (MAC), airway procedures including fiberoptic bronchoscopy, dental procedures, ophthalmological procedures, head and neck procedures, neurosurgery, and vascular surgery. Additionally, dexmedetomidine was used for the sedation of pediatric patients undergoing different type of procedures such as cardiac catheterization and magnetic resonance imaging. Dexmedetomidine loading dose ranged from 0.5 to 5 ?g kg?1, and infusion dose ranged from 0.2 to 10 ?g kg?1 h?1. Dexmedetomidine was administered in conjunction with local anesthesia and/or other sedatives. Ketamine was administered with dexmedetomidine and opposed its bradycardiac effects. Dexmedetomidine may by useful in patients needing sedation without tracheal intubation. The literature suggests potential use of dexmedetomidine solely or as an adjunctive agent to other sedation agents. Dexmedetomidine was especially useful when spontaneous breathing was essential such as in procedures on the airway, or when sudden awakening from sedation was required such as for cooperative clinical examination during craniotomies. PMID:20421911

  10. Open Surgical Repair Can Be One Option for the Treatment of Persistent Type II Endoleak after EVAR

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    Takahashi, Hideki; Tauchi, Yuya; Satoh, Hisashi; Matsuda, Hikaru

    2015-01-01

    Purposes: Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is an increasingly used method of repairing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). However, the treatment of persistent type II endoleak is still a controversial issue. Five cases are reported here in which we performed open surgical repair of growing aneurysm due to persistent type II endoleak. Method: Totally 128 EVAR cases were retrospectively reviewed, which were operated in our hospital from April 2008 to October 2013. These cases were followed by periodical contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) after EVAR. When persistent type II endoleak caused aneurysm sac growth, we performed surgical repair method for the first line treatment. In the operation, we incised the aneurysm sac by abdominal small median incision approach and sutured lumber arteries from inside of aneurysm sac and tied inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) in addition to aneurysmorrhaphy. Contrast-enhanced CT scanning was performed in a week after open repair for the confirmation of complete treatment. Results: Five of 128 cases (3.9%) were needed to be surgically repaired because of aneurysm sac growth (>5 mm), including two ruptured AAA cases. All patients recovered uneventfully. Contrast-enhanced CT scanning performed a week after these operations showed no endoleak and intact stent grafts and reduction of the aneurysm size. Conclusion: We believe open surgical repair method of persistent type II endoleak with aneurysm expansion is secure method, and can be one of the preferable options for this life threatening complication after EVAR. PMID:26421069

  11. Effectiveness of a care bundle to reduce surgical site infections in patients having open colorectal surgery.

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    Tanner, J; Kiernan, M; Hilliam, R; Davey, S; Collins, E; Wood, T; Ball, J; Leaper, D

    2016-04-01

    Introduction In 2010 a care bundle was introduced by the Department of Health (DH) to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) in England. To date, use of the care bundle has not been evaluated despite incorporating interventions with resource implications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the DH SSI care bundle in open colorectal surgery. Methods A prospective cohort design was used at two teaching hospitals in England. The baseline group consisted of 127 consecutive patients having colorectal surgery during a 6-month period while the intervention group comprised 166 patients in the subsequent 6 months. SSI and care bundle compliance data were collected using dedicated surveillance staff. Results Just under a quarter (24%) of the patients in the baseline group developed a SSI compared with just over a quarter (28%) in the care bundle group (p>0.05). However, compliance rates with individual interventions, both before and after the implementation of the bundle, were similar. Interestingly, in only 19% of cases was there compliance with the total care bundle. The single intervention that showed an associated reduction in SSI was preoperative warming (p=0.032). Conclusions The DH care bundle did not reduce SSIs after open colorectal surgery. Despite this, it is not possible to state that the bundle is ineffective as compliance rates before and after bundle implementation were similar. All studies evaluating the effectiveness of care bundles must include data for compliance with interventions both before and after implementation of the care bundle; poor compliance may be one of the reasons for the lower than expected reduction of SSIs. PMID:26924481

  12. Medical tongue piercing – development and evaluation of a surgical protocol and the perception of procedural discomfort of the participants

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    2014-01-01

    Background A system providing disabled persons with control of various assistive devices with the tongue has been developed at Aalborg University in Denmark. The system requires an activation unit attached to the tongue with a small piercing. The aim of this study was to establish and evaluate a safe and tolerable procedure for medical tongue piercing and to evaluate the expected and perceived procedural discomfort. Methods Four tetraplegic subjects volunteered for the study. A surgical protocol for a safe insertion of a tongue barbell piercing was presented using sterilized instruments and piercing parts. Moreover, post-procedural observations of participant complications such as bleeding, edema, and infection were recorded. Finally, procedural discomforts were monitored by VAS scores of pain, changes in taste and speech as well as problems related to hitting the teeth. Results The piercings were all successfully inserted in less than 5 min and the pain level was moderate compared with oral injections. No bleeding, infection, embedding of the piercing, or tooth/gingival injuries were encountered; a moderate edema was found in one case without affecting the speech. In two cases the piercing rod later had to be replaced by a shorter rod, because participants complained that the rod hit their teeth. The replacements prevented further problems. Moreover, loosening of balls was encountered, which could be prevented with the addition of dental glue. No cases of swallowing or aspiration of the piercing parts were recorded. Conclusions The procedure proved simple, fast, and safe for insertion of tongue piercings for tetraplegic subjects in a clinical setting. The procedure represented several precautions in order to avoid risks in these susceptible participants with possible co-morbidity. No serious complications were encountered, and the procedure was found tolerable to the participants. The procedure may be used in future studies with tongue piercings being a prerequisite for similar systems, and this may include insertion in an out-patient setting. PMID:24684776

  13. Surgical smoke.

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    Fan, Joe King-Man; Chan, Fion Siu-Yin; Chu, Kent-Man

    2009-10-01

    Surgical smoke is the gaseous by-product formed during surgical procedures. Most surgeons, operating theatre staff and administrators are unaware of its potential health risks. Surgical smoke is produced by various surgical instruments including those used in electrocautery, lasers, ultrasonic scalpels, high speed drills, burrs and saws. The potential risks include carbon monoxide toxicity to the patient undergoing a laparoscopic operation, pulmonary fibrosis induced by non-viable particles, and transmission of infectious diseases like human papilloma virus. Cytotoxicity and mutagenicity are other concerns. Minimisation of the production of surgical smoke and modification of any evacuation systems are possible solutions. In general, a surgical mask can provide more than 90% protection to exposure to surgical smoke; however, in most circumstances it cannot provide air-tight protection to the user. An at least N95 grade or equivalent respirator offers the best protection against surgical smoke, but whether such protection is necessary is currently unknown. PMID:19892630

  14. Metabolic and behavioral deficits following a routine surgical procedure in rats.

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    Frumberg, David B; Fernando, Marion S; Lee, Dianne E; Biegon, Anat; Schiffer, Wynne K

    2007-05-01

    To test the hypothesis that functional metabolic deficits observed following surgical brain injury are associated with changes in cognitive performance in rodents, we performed serial imaging studies in parallel with behavioral measures in control animals and in animals with surgical implants. Memory function was assessed using the novel object recognition (NOR) test, administered 3 days prior to and 3, 7, 14 and 56 days after surgery. At each time point, general locomotion was also measured. Metabolic imaging with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) occurred 28 and 58 days after surgery. Animals with surgical implants performed significantly worse on tests of object recognition, while general locomotion was unaffected by the implant. There was a significant decrease in glucose uptake after surgery in most of the hemisphere ipsilateral to the implant relative to the contralateral hemisphere. At both time points, the most significant metabolic deficits occurred in the primary motor cortex (-25%; p<0.001), sensory cortex (-15%, p<0.001) and frontal cortex (-12%; p<0.001). Ipsilateral areas further from the site of insertion became progressively worse, including the sensory cortex, dorsal striatum and thalamus. These data was supported by a voxel-based analysis of the PET data, which revealed again a unilateral decrease in [18F]FDG uptake that extended throughout the ipsilateral cortex and persisted for the duration of the 58-day study. Probe implantation in the striatum results in a widespread and long-lasting decline in cortical glucose metabolism together with a persistent, injury-related deficit in the performance of a cognitive (object recognition) task in rats. PMID:17346680

  15. Metabolic and Behavioral Deficits Following a Routine Surgical Procedure in Rats

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    Frumberg, David B.; Fernando, Marion S.; Lee, Dianne E.; Biegon, Anat; Schiffer, Wynne K.

    2009-01-01

    To test the hypothesis that functional metabolic deficits observed following surgical brain injury are associated with changes in cognitive performance in rodents, we performed serial imaging studies in parallel with behavioral measures in control animals and in animals with surgical implants. Memory function was assessed using the novel object recognition (NOR) test, administered 3 days prior to and 3, 7, 14, and 56 days after surgery. At each time point, general locomotion was also measured. Metabolic imaging with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) occurred 28 and 58 days after surgery. Animals with surgical implants performed significantly worse on tests of object recognition, while general locomotion was unaffected by the implant. There was a significant decrease in glucose uptake after surgery in most of the hemisphere ipsilateral to the implant relative to the contralateral hemisphere. At both time points, the most significant metabolic deficits occurred in the primary motor cortex (-25%; p<0.001), sensory cortex (-15%, p<0.001) and frontal cortex (-12%; p<0.001). Ipsilateral areas further from the site of insertion became progressively worse, including the sensory cortex, dorsal striatum and thalamus. This data was supported by a voxel-based analysis of the PET data, which revealed again a unilateral decrease in [18F]FDG uptake that extended throughout the ipsilateral cortex and persisted for the duration of the 58-day study. Probe implantation in the striatum results in a widespread and long lasting decline in cortical glucose metabolism together with a persistent, injury-related deficit in the performance of a cognitive (object recognition) task in rats. PMID:17346680

  16. High-speed 3-dimensional imaging in robot-assisted thoracic surgical procedures.

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    Kajiwara, Naohiro; Akata, Soichi; Hagiwara, Masaru; Yoshida, Koichi; Kato, Yasufumi; Kakihana, Masatoshi; Ohira, Tatsuo; Kawate, Norihiko; Ikeda, Norihiko

    2014-06-01

    We used a high-speed 3-dimensional (3D) image analysis system (SYNAPSE VINCENT, Fujifilm Corp, Tokyo, Japan) to determine the best positioning of robotic arms and instruments preoperatively. The da Vinci S (Intuitive Surgical Inc, Sunnyvale, CA) was easily set up accurately and rapidly for this operation. Preoperative simulation and intraoperative navigation using the SYNAPSE VINCENT for robot-assisted thoracic operations enabled efficient planning of the operation settings. The SYNAPSE VINCENT can detect the tumor location and depict surrounding tissues quickly, accurately, and safely. This system is also excellent for navigational and educational use. PMID:24882302

  17. A review article on the benefits of early mobilization following spinal surgery and other medical/surgical procedures

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    Epstein, Nancy E.

    2014-01-01

    Background: The impact of early mobilization on perioperative comorbidities and length of stay (LOS) has shown benefits in other medical/surgical subspecialties. However, few spinal series have specifically focused on the “pros” of early mobilization for spinal surgery, other than in acute spinal cord injury. Here we reviewed how early mobilization and other adjunctive measures reduced morbidity and LOS in both medical and/or surgical series, and focused on how their treatment strategies could be applied to spinal patients. Methods: We reviewed studies citing protocols for early mobilization of hospitalized patients (day of surgery, first postoperative day/other) in various subspecialties, and correlated these with patients’ perioperative morbidity and LOS. As anticipated, multiple comorbid factors (e.g. hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, hypothyroidism, obesity/elevated body mass index hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease and other factors) contribute to the risks and complications of immobilization for any medical/surgical patient, including those undergoing spinal procedures. Some studies additionally offered useful suggestions specific for spinal patients, including prehabilitation (e.g. rehabilitation that starts prior to surgery), preoperative and postoperative high protein supplements/drinks, better preoperative pain control, and early tracheostomy, while others cited more generalized recommendations. Results: In many studies, early mobilization protocols reduced the rate of complications/morbidity (e.g. respiratory decompensation/pneumonias, deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infections, sepsis or infection), along with the average LOS. Conclusions: A review of multiple medical/surgical protocols promoting early mobilization of hospitalized patients including those undergoing spinal surgery reduced morbidity and LOS. PMID:24843814

  18. Comparison of Bariatric Surgical Procedures for Diabetes Remission: Efficacy and Mechanisms

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    Vetter, Marion L.; Ritter, Scott; Wadden, Thomas A.; Sarwer, David B.

    2012-01-01

    Bariatric surgery induces a mean weight loss of 15–30% of initial body weight (depending on the procedure), as well as a 45–95% rate of diabetes remission. Procedures that induce greater weight loss are associated with higher rates of diabetes remission. Improvements in glucose homeostasis after bariatric surgery are likely mediated by a combination of caloric restriction (followed by weight loss) and the effects of altered gut anatomy on the secretion of glucoregulatory gut hormones. PMID:23264721

  19. [Detection of lymph node involvement and surgical treatment of pulmonary neoplastic processes. Current state of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures].

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    García-Yuste, Mariano; Matilla, José María; González-Aragoneses, Federico; Heras, Félix

    2010-03-01

    An analysis is made of different publications associated with the surgical staging and treatment of primary and metastasic pulmonary neoplastic processes. A suitable treatment program is essential to determine lymph node involvement in patients with bronchogenic carcinoma. The indication and sequence of the procedure to use (CT-PET, transbronchial puncture, videomediastinoscopic ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration) is evaluated in accordance to the sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive value of the different methods. Another interesting challenge is to define the criteria for indicating a sublobar resection in certain tumours and patients. Different factors, age, lung function, tumour location and type of sublobar resection, are analysed. Levels of evidence and recommendations of the procedure are also considered. Surgical resection is an accepted therapeutic option in the treatment of colorectal cancer lung metastases. Its indication is based on acceptable survival rates and knowledge of the impact of various factors (interval free of disease, number of metastases, presence of liver metastasis, presence of lymph node involvement, or increased pre-operative levels of carcinoembryonic antigen), is analysed in detail. PMID:20353850

  20. Quantifying the Diversity and Similarity of Surgical Procedures Among Hospitals and Anesthesia Providers.

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    Dexter, Franklin; Ledolter, Johannes; Hindman, Bradley J

    2016-01-01

    In this Statistical Grand Rounds, we review methods for the analysis of the diversity of procedures among hospitals, the activities among anesthesia providers, etc. We apply multiple methods and consider their relative reliability and usefulness for perioperative applications, including calculations of SEs. We also review methods for comparing the similarity of procedures among hospitals, activities among anesthesia providers, etc. We again apply multiple methods and consider their relative reliability and usefulness for perioperative applications. The applications include strategic analyses (e.g., hospital marketing) and human resource analytics (e.g., comparisons among providers). Measures of diversity of procedures and activities (e.g., Herfindahl and Gini-Simpson index) are used for quantification of each facility (hospital) or anesthesia provider, one at a time. Diversity can be thought of as a summary measure. Thus, if the diversity of procedures for 48 hospitals is studied, the diversity (and its SE) is being calculated for each hospital. Likewise, the effective numbers of common procedures at each hospital can be calculated (e.g., by using the exponential of the Shannon index). Measures of similarity are pairwise assessments. Thus, if quantifying the similarity of procedures among cases with a break or handoff versus cases without a break or handoff, a similarity index represents a correlation coefficient. There are several different measures of similarity, and we compare their features and applicability for perioperative data. We rely extensively on sensitivity analyses to interpret observed values of the similarity index. PMID:26678472

  1. Less Aggressive Surgical Procedure for Treatment of Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor: Limited Experience from a Single Institute

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    Zhang, Chi; Liu, Fangfeng; Chang, Hong; Li, Hongguang; Zhou, Xu; Lu, Jun; Qin, Chengkun; Sun, Yongjie; Sun, Huidong; Lin, Jianbo

    2015-01-01

    Objectives To evaluate the clinical characteristics and radiological features of solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) and assess surgical therapy strategy. Methods A retrospective review was performed in 62 patients pathologically confirmed of SPT treated between 2003 and 2014. The clinical features, radiological examinations and surgical strategies were analyzed. Results 56 females and 6 males were included in this study, mean age was 26 years old (range: 8–66 years old) with mean size of the tumor was 7.2 cm (range: 3–15 cm), and most tumor were commonly located in the head of pancreas (n = 29). Among all the cases, 3 patients had liver metastasis and underwent resection of SPT and liver metastasis. Furthermore, we performed 29 cases of local tumor excision; other patients underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy, middle pancreatectomy, middle pancreatectomy with splenectomy, distal pancreatectomy with spleen preservation, distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy and duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection. No patient suffered from lymph node metastases. After median follow-up of 46 months (range: 2–135 months), no mortality or local recurrence or distant metastasis was found. Conclusions Solid pseudopapillary tumor is a latent malignant tumor with excellent prognosis. If feasible, less aggressive resection without regular lymphadenectomy is recommended for treatment of patients with SPT. PMID:26599966

  2. Surgical sterilization: an underutilized procedure for evaluating the merits of induced sterility

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    Kennelly, James J.; Converse, Kathryn A.

    1993-01-01

    Despite more than 4 decades of effort, development of effective wildlife damage control programs based on sterilization of target species has met with limited success. This is partly due to the fact that investigators have assumed, rather than empirically tested, whether the reproductive strategies of the target populations were vulnerable to the planned treatment. Equally important, methods selected to include sterility usually involve a chemical agent that can affect sociosexual behaviors of the nuisance population. In this report, we illustrate how surgically induced sterility circumvents both problems--how the concept without the potentially confounding secondary effects of a chemical. We assessed the merits of initiating research to develop a male chemosterilant for Norway rats, red-winged blackbirds, beaver, and Canada geese by inducing sterility surgically. The infidelity of many red-winged females to their polygynous territorial male was surprising and argued against searching for a male sterilant. On the other hand, beaver and Canada goose studies confirmed previous reports that both form par-bonds and are monogamous. Both should be vulnerable to a male chemosterilant approach, and research toward this goal is justified.

  3. Management of Infections with Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria after Unexpected Complications of Skin and Subcutaneous Surgical Procedures

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    Lim, Jong Min; Kim, Jong Hwan

    2012-01-01

    Background Infection caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) is not uncommon, and the prevalence of RGM infection has been increasing. Clinical diagnosis is difficult because there are no characteristic clinical features. There is also no standard antibiotic regimen for treating RGM infection. A small series of patients with RGM infections was studied to examine their treatments and outcomes. Methods A total of 5 patients who had developed postoperative infections from January 2009 to December 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were initially screened using a mycobacteria rapid screening test (polymerase chain reaction [PCR]-reverse blot hybridization assay). To confirm mycobacterial infection, specimens were cultured for nontuberculous mycobacteria and analyzed by 16 S ribosomal RNA and rpoB gene PCR. Results The patients were treated with intravenous antibiotics during hospitalization, and oral antibiotics were administered after discharge. The mean duration of follow-up was 9 months, and all patients were completely cured of infection with a regimen of a combination of antibiotics plus surgical treatment. Although none of the patients developed recurrence, there were complications at the site of infection, including hypertrophic scarring, pigmentation, and disfigurement. Conclusions Combination antibiotic therapy plus drainage of surgical abscesses appeared to be effective for the RGM infections seen in our patients. Although neither the exact dosage nor a standardized regimen has been firmly established, we propose that our treatment can provide an option for the management of rapidly growing mycobacterial infection. PMID:22783486

  4. The outcome of surgically treated traumatic unstable pelvic fractures by open reduction and internal fixation

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    Mardanpour, Keykhosro; Rahbar, Mahtab

    2013-01-01

    Abstract: Background: This study was performed to evaluate functional and radiological results of pelvic ring fractures treatment by open reduction and internal fixation. Methods: Thirty eight patients with unstable pelvic fractures, treated from 2002 to 2008 were retrospectively reviewed. The mean patients’ age was 37 years (range 20 to 67). Twenty six patients were men (4patients with type B and 22 patients with type C fracture) and 12 women (7 patients with type B and 5 patients with type C fracture). The commonest cause was a road traffic accident (N=37, about 97%). Internal fixation was done by plaque with ilioinguinal and kocher-langenbeek approaches for anterior, posterior pelvic wall and acetabulum fracture respectively. Quality of reduction was graded according to Majeed score system. Results: There were 11 type-C and 27 type-B pelvic fractures according to Tile’s classification. Thirty six patients sustained additional injuries. The commonest additional injury was lower extremity fracture. The mean follow-up was 45.6 months (range 16 to 84 months).The functional outcome was excellent in 66%, good in 15%, fair in 11% and poor in 7% of the patients with type B pelvic fractures and functional outcome was excellent in 46%, good in 27%, fair in 27% and poor in 0% of the patients with type C pelvic fractures. There were four postoperative infections. No sexual functional problem was reported. Neurologic problem like Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh injury recovered completely in 2 patients and partially in 2 patients. There was no significant relation between functional outcome and the site of fracture (P greater than 0.005). Conclusions: Unstable pelvic ring fracture injuries should be managed surgically by rigid stabilization. It must be carried out as soon as the general condition of the patient permits, and even up to two weeks. PMID:23103962

  5. The minimally invasive open video-assisted approach in surgical thyroid diseases

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    Ruggieri, Massimo; Straniero, Andrea; Mascaro, Alessandra; Genderini, Mariapia; D'Armiento, Massimino; Gargiulo, Patrizia; Fumarola, Angela; Trimboli, Pierpaolo

    2005-01-01

    Background The targets of minimally invasive surgery (MIVA) could be summarised by: achievement of the same results as those obtained with traditional surgery, less trauma, better post-operative course, early discharge from hospital and improved cosmetic results. The minimally invasive techniques in thyroid surgery can be described as either endoscopic "pure" approach (completely closed approach with or without CO2 insufflation), or "open approach" with central neck mini-incision or "open video-assisted approach". Traditionally, open thyroidectomy requires a 6 to 8 cm, or bigger, transverse wound on the lower neck. The minimally invasive approach wound is much shorter (1.5 cm for small nodules, up to 2–3 cm for the largest ones, in respect of the exclusion criteria) upon the suprasternal notch. Patients also experience much less pain after MIVA surgery than after conventional thyroidectomy. This is due to less dissection and destruction of tissues. Pathologies treated are mainly nodular goiter; the only kind of thyroid cancer which may be approached with endoscopic surgery is a small differentiated carcinoma without lymph node involvement. The patients were considered eligible for MIVA hemithyroidectomy and thyroidectomy on the basis of some criteria, such as gland volume and the kind of disease. In our experience we have chosen the minimally invasive open video-assisted approach of Miccoli et al. (2002). The aim of this work was to verify the suitability of the technique and the applicability in clinical practice. Methods A completely gasless procedure was carried out through a 15–30 mm central incision about 20 mm above the sternal notch. Dissection was mainly performed under endoscopic vision using conventional endoscopic instruments. The video aided group included 11 patients. All patients were women with a average age of 54. Results We performed thyroidectomy in 8 cases and hemithyroidectomy in 3 cases. The operative average time has been 170 minutes. Conclusion Nowadays this minimally invasive surgery, in selected patients, clearly demonstrates excellent results regarding patient cure rate and comfort, with shorter hospital stay, reduced postoperative pain and most attractive cosmetic results. PMID:15857503

  6. Diagnosing Snapping Sartorius Tendon Secondary to a Meniscal Cyst Using Dynamic Ultrasound Avoids Incorrect Surgical Procedure

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    Douglas, Robert J.; Martin, David

    2013-01-01

    We describe a case of painful snapping in the medial aspect of the knee of a 40-year-old man, following a knee hyperflexion injury. Dynamic real-time ultrasonography determined that the snapping was due to the distal tendon of sartorius passing over a medial meniscal cyst. The patient subsequently underwent arthroscopic decompression of the cyst instead of an inappropriate hamstring tendon harvest procedure, with complete resolution of symptoms. PMID:24198995

  7. Short-term survival and effects of transmitter implantation into western grebes using a modified surgical procedure

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    Gaydos, Joseph K.; Massey, J. Gregory; Mulcahy, Daniel M.; Gaskins, Lori A.; Nysewander, David; Evenson, Joseph; Siegel, Paul B.; Ziccardi, Michael H.

    2011-01-01

    Two pilot trials and one study in a closely related grebe species suggest that Western grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis) will not tolerate intracoelomic transmitter implantation with percutaneous antennae and often die within days of surgery. Wild Western grebes (n = 21) were captured to evaluate a modified surgical technique. Seven birds were surgically implanted with intracoelomic transmitters with percutaneous antennae by using the modified technique (transmitter group), 7 received the same surgery without transmitter implantation (celiotomy group), and 7 served as controls (only undergoing anesthesia). Modifications included laterally offsetting the body wall incision from the skin incision, application of absorbable cyanoacrylate tissue glue to the subcutaneous space between the body wall and skin incisions, application of a waterproof sealant to the skin incision after suture closure, and application of a piece of porcine small intestine submucosa to the antenna egress. Survival did not differ among the 3 groups with 7 of 7 control, 6 of 7 celiotomy, and 6 of 7 transmitter birds surviving the 9-day study. Experimental birds were euthanized at the end of the study, and postmortem findings indicated normal healing. Significant differences in plasma chemistry or immune function were not detected among the 3 groups, and only minor differences were detected in red blood cell indices and plasma proteins. After surgery, the birds in the transmitter group spent more time preening tail feathers than those in the control and celiotomy groups. These results demonstrate that, in a captive situation, celiotomy and intracoelomic transmitter implantation caused minimal detectable homeostatic disturbance in this species and that Western grebes can survive implantation of intracoelomic transmitters with percutaneous antennae. It remains to be determined what potential this modified surgical procedure has to improve postoperative survival of Western grebes that are intracelomically implanted with transmitters with percutaneous antennae and released into the wild.

  8. Assessing the quality of written information provision for surgical procedures: a case study in oesophagectomy

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    Blencowe, N S; Strong, S; McNair, A G K; Howes, N; Elliot, J; Avery, K N; Blazeby, J M

    2015-01-01

    Objective To examine the content and quality of written information provided by surgical centres for patients undergoing oesophagectomy for cancer. Design Cross-sectional study of the content of National Health Service (NHS) patient information leaflets (PILs) about oesophageal cancer surgery, using a modified framework approach. Data sources Written information leaflets from 41 of 43 cancer centres undertaking surgery for oesophageal cancer in England and Wales (response rate 95.3%). Eligibility criteria All English language versions of PILs about oesophagectomy. Results 32 different PILs were identified, of which 2 were generic tools (Macmillan ‘understanding cancer of the gullet’ and EIDO ‘oesophagectomy’). Although most PILs focused on describing in-hospital adverse events, information varied widely and was often misleading. Just 1 leaflet described survival benefits of surgery and 2 mentioned the possibility of disease recurrence. Conclusions Written information provided for patients by NHS cancer centres undertaking oesophagectomy is inconsistent and incomplete. It is recommended that surgeons work together with patients to agree on standards of information provision of relevance to all stakeholders’ needs. PMID:26459487

  9. Patient-Specific Surgical Planning, Where Do We Stand? The Example of the Fontan Procedure.

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    de Zélicourt, Diane A; Kurtcuoglu, Vartan

    2016-01-01

    The Fontan surgery for single ventricle heart defects is a typical example of a clinical intervention in which patient-specific computational modeling can improve patient outcome: with the functional heterogeneity of the presenting patients, which precludes generic solutions, and the clear influence of the surgically-created Fontan connection on hemodynamics, it is acknowledged that individualized computational optimization of the post-operative hemodynamics can be of clinical value. A large body of literature has thus emerged seeking to provide clinically relevant answers and innovative solutions, with an increasing emphasis on patient-specific approaches. In this review we discuss the benefits and challenges of patient-specific simulations for the Fontan surgery, reviewing state of the art solutions and avenues for future development. We first discuss the clinical impact of patient-specific simulations, notably how they have contributed to our understanding of the link between Fontan hemodynamics and patient outcome. This is followed by a survey of methodologies for capturing patient-specific hemodynamics, with an emphasis on the challenges of defining patient-specific boundary conditions and their extension for prediction of post-operative outcome. We conclude with insights into potential future directions, noting that one of the most pressing issues might be the validation of the predictive capabilities of the developed framework. PMID:26183962

  10. Simultaneous bilateral total knee and ankle arthroplasty as a single surgical procedure

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    2011-01-01

    Background Simultaneous osteoarthritis (OA) of the ankle joint complicates primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In such cases, rehabilitation of TKA is limited by debilitating ankle pain, but varus or valgus ankle arthritis may even compromise placement of knee prosthetic components. Case presentation We present a patient with simultaneous bilateral valgus and patellofemoral OA of the knees and bilateral varus OA of the ankle joints that equally contributed to overall disability. This 63 years old, motivated and otherwise healthy patient was treated by simultaneous bilateral total knee and ankle arthroplasty (quadruple total joint arthroplasty, TJA) during the same anesthesia. Two years outcome showed excellent alignment and function of all four replaced joints. Postoperative time for rehabilitation, back to work (6th week) and hospital stay (12 days) of this special patient was markedly reduced compared to the usual course of separate TJA. Conclusions Simultaneous quadruple TJA in equally disabling OA of bilateral deformed knees and ankles resulted in a better functional outcome and faster recovery compared to the average reported results after TKA and TAA in literature. However, careful preoperative planning, extensive patient education, and two complete surgical teams were considered essential for successful performance. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case report in literature about quadruple major total joint arthroplasty implanted during the same anesthesia in the same patient. PMID:21995682

  11. Early reoperation performed for the management of complications in patients undergoing general thoracic surgical procedures

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    Foroulis, Christophoros N.; Kleontas, Athanasios; Karatzopoulos, Avgerinos; Nana, Chryssoula; Tagarakis, George; Tossios, Paschalis; Anastasiadis, Kyriakos

    2014-01-01

    Objective To detect the rate and predisposing factors for the development of postoperative complications requiring re-operation for their control in the immediate postoperative period. Methods During the time period 2009-2012, 719 patients (male: 71.62%, mean age: 54±19 years) who underwent a wide range of general thoracic surgery procedures, were retrospectively collected. Data of patients who underwent early re-operation for the management of postoperative complications were assessed for identification of the responsible causative factors. Results Overall, 33/719 patients (4.6%) underwent early re-operation to control postoperative complications. Early re-operation was obviated by the need to control bleeding or to drain clotted hemothoraces in nine cases (27.3%), to manage a prolonged air leak in six cases (18.2%), to drain a post-thoracotomy empyema in five cases (15.2%), to revise the thoracotomy incision or an ischemic musculocutaneous flap in five cases (15.2%), to manage a bronchopleural fistula in four cases (12.1%), to manage persistent atelectasis of the remaining lung in two cases (6.1%), to cease a chyle leak in one case (3%) and to plicate the right hemidiaphragm in another one case (3%). The factors responsible for the development of complications requiring reopening of the chest for their management were technical in 17 cases (51.5%), initial surgery for lung or pleural infections in 9 (27.3%), the recent antiplatelet drug administration in 4 (12.1%) and advanced lung emphysema in 3 (9.1%). Mortality of re-operations was 6.1% (2/33) and it was associated with the need to proceed with completion pneumonectomy in the two cases with persistent atelectasis of the remaining lung and permanent parenchymal damage. The majority of complications requiring reoperation were observed after lung parenchyma resection (17 out of the 228 procedures/7.4%) or pleurectomy (7 out of the 106 procedures/6.5%). Reoperations after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) were uncommon (2 out of the 99 procedures/2%). Conclusions The rate of complications requiring reoperation after general thoracic surgery procedures is low and it is mainly related to technical issues from the initial surgery, the recent administration of antiplatelet drugs, the presence of advanced emphysema and surgery for infectious diseases. The need to proceed with completion pneumonectomy has serious risk for fatal outcome. PMID:24672696

  12. Influence of Demographic and Clinical Factors on Surgical Outcomes of the Transobturator Tape Procedure in Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence

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    Agarwal, Abhinav; Patnaik, Pranab; Shaw, Dipak; Rathee, Vazir; Khan, Sartaj W.; Jain, Madhu; Trivedi, Sameer; Dwivedi, U.S.

    2015-01-01

    Background Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a prevalent problem within the female population with associated high psycho-social impact. Transobturator tape procedure is a well-established procedure to treat the same, but the results may be influenced by various preoperative demographic and clinical factors. Patients and Methods The study group comprised of 50 female patients with genuine SUI, who were then divided into subgroups based on demographic and clinical factors. Outcomes were compared between these subgroups at 6 and 12 months using self-reported questionnaires and provocative stress test. Results Our results show positive correlation with statistically significant better surgical outcomes in premenopausal patients, patients aged <50 years and those having urethral mobility > 30 degrees. Statistically significant poor outcomes were seen in those having undergone hysterectomy or Caesarean section. No correlation was found with history of smoking or the patient's body mass index. Conclusions In conclusion, the transobturator tape procedure appears to be more effective in premenopausal women, women aged < 50 years, women without history of hysterectomy/lower section Caesarean section, and presence of urethral hypermobility > 30 degrees. On the other hand, outcomes do not appear to be influenced by the patient's body mass index or smoking status. PMID:26889131

  13. Radiation exposure and associated risks to operating-room personnel during use of fluoroscopic guidance for selected orthopaedic surgical procedures

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    Miller, M.E.; Davis, M.L.; MacClean, C.R.; Davis, J.G.; Smith, B.L.; Humphries, J.R.

    1983-01-01

    Because of the increased use of fluoroscopic guidance techniques in certain orthopaedic surgical procedures, surgeons and other operating-room personnel who are involved in these procedures are voicing growing concern over possible associated radiation health hazards. Using thin-layer lithium fluoride chips for thermoluminescence dosimetry, we directly measured the radiation exposure encountered by the primary surgeon during seven operative procedures that were done utilizing fluoroscopic guidance techniques. Dosimetry studies were also carried out using a tissue-equivalent phantom model to determine the directions of maximum scatter radiation. These studies indicated that the standard protective apron that is commonly worn during the use of fluoroscopy provides adequate protection to most of the body; however, the surgeon is exposed to significant levels of scatter radiation to the head, neck, and hands, Dosimetry studies showed that positioning the fluoroscopic beam vertically to the fracture site of the supine patient, with the x-ray source posterior to the patient, provided the lowest levels of scatter radiation to the surgeon in the normal working position.

  14. Fontan procedure: imaging of normal post-surgical anatomy and the spectrum of cardiac and extracardiac complications.

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    Navarro-Aguilar, V; Flors, L; Calvillo, P; Merlos, P; Buendía, F; Igual, B; Melero-Ferrer, J; Soriano, J Rueda; Leiva-Salinas, C

    2015-03-01

    Univentricular congenital heart diseases include a range of entities that result in a functionally single ventricular chamber. Although the only curative therapy is cardiac transplantation, there are several palliative surgical techniques that prevent ventricular volume overload, diverting part or all the systemic venous circulation into the pulmonary arteries. The modern Fontan procedure, which consists of anastomosing both the superior (SVC) and inferior vena cava (IVC) to the right pulmonary artery (RPA), is nowadays the last step before transplantation. The importance of imaging in these entities lies not only in the understanding of the new circuit established after surgical correction, but also in the early detection of the wide spectrum of cardiac and extracardiac complications that can occur due to the new physiological condition. Due to the increased survival of these patients, long-term complications are becoming more common. The main cardiac complications are atrial enlargement, ventricular dysfunction, and stenosis or thrombosis of the conduit. Pulmonary artery stenosis, pulmonary arteriovenous fistulae (PAVF), systemic-pulmonary veno venous shunts (VVS), hepatic congestion, cardiac cirrhosis, and protein-losing enteropathy are potential extracardiac complications. PMID:25468638

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  16. Patch bulging after plaque incision and grafting procedure for Peyronie's disease. Surgical repair with a collagen fleece.

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    Fabiani, Andrea; Fioretti, Fabrizio; Filosa, Alessandra; Servi, Lucilla; Mammana, Gabriele

    2015-06-01

    The incision/excision and grafting techniques (PIG) for surgical therapy of Peyronie's disease (PD) have gained popularity in recent years. Several different graft materials have been used but the ideal graft has yet to be established. The use of grafting materials could cause complications. In the daily clinical practice it will always be more frequent to manage complications arising from their use. We present herein the case of a patch bulging repaired with a ready-to-use collagen fleece (Tachosil®, Takeda, Linz, Austria, Europe) in a 61 years old man subjected to intervention of geometric corporoplasty with Paulo Egydio technique using an acellular collagen material (Xenform® patch, Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA) as graft. We also discuss the possible implications of PIG procedure. PMID:26150042

  17. Surgical correction of 639 pectus excavatum cases via the Nuss procedure

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    Zhang, Dong-Kun; Tang, Ji-Ming; Ben, Xiao-Song; Xie, Liang; Zhou, Hai-Yu; Ye, Xiong; Zhou, Zi-Hao; Shi, Rui-Qing; Xiao, Pu

    2015-01-01

    Background To review the clinical experience and short- to middle-term effects of the Nuss procedure for correction of pectus excavatum (PE). Methods From September 2006 to August 2014, 639 patients with PE were treated using the Nuss procedure. Of these, 546 were male and 93 were female. The mean age was 15.3±5.8 years (2.5-49 years). Preoperative chest CT scans Haller index (HI) was 4.3±1.7 (2.9-17.4), with 75 cases of mild PE (HI <3.2), 114 cases of moderate PE (HI 3.2-3.5), 393 cases of severe PE (HI 3.6-6.0), and 57 cases of extremely severe PE (HI >6.0). Results A total of 638 patients successfully completed the surgery, an 11-year-old male patient who died after the surgery had undergone ventricular septal defect closure surgery through a sternal incision 7 years ago. The mean operative time was 64.3±41.7 min (40-310 min). Excluding the patient who died, the average blood loss was 24.5±17.8 mL (10-160 mL). The average length of postoperative hospital stay was 5.2±2.9 days (4-36 days). A total of 484 cases (75.7%) required 1 steel bar insertion, 153 cases (24.0%) required 2 steel bars, and 2 cases (0.3%) required 3 bars. Postoperative evaluation of the surgery outcomes revealed the following: excellent in 504 cases, good in 105, fair in 28 and poor in 2, good quality rate was 95.3%. Conclusions Correction of PE via the Nuss procedure is minimally invasive and simple to perform with good short and mid-term effects, while long-term efficacy remains to be determined. PMID:26543607

  18. Less Invasive Surgical Procedures Using Narrow-Diameter Implants: A Prospective Study in 20 Consecutive Patients.

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    Lambert, France Emmanuelle; Lecloux, Geoffrey; Grenade, Charlotte; Bouhy, Alice; Lamy, Marc; Rompen, Eric Henri

    2015-12-01

    Narrow-diameter implants (NDIs) are increasingly produced and used in implant dentistry, especially since the introduction of new, more resistant materials. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical performance of NDIs (3.3 mm) placed in thin alveolar crests. Twenty consecutive patients needing implant-supported fixed partial dentures and presenting an alveolar thickness ?6 mm were treated with 1 or several NDIs. The surgical protocol was chosen according to the clinical situation: (1) flapless, (2) mini-cervical flap, (3) wide flap, (4) wide flap + guided bone regeneration (GBR). Implants were immediately loaded if the primary stability was higher than 20 Ncm. Implant survival and success, prosthodontic success rates, and patient-centered outcomes were evaluated after a follow-up period of 1 year. A total of 39 implants were placed in 20 patients, 12 and 27 implants in the anterior regions and in the posterior mandible, respectively. All but 1 implant reached an insertion torque higher than 20 Ncm and were loaded within 48 hours. The implant survival and success rates both reached 94.7%. The need for GBR was avoided in 60% of the implant sites. The mean peri-implant bone remodeling after a follow-up period of 1 year was -0.35 mm at the implant level. Peri-implant bone remodeling was higher in the posterior region, when the alveolar crest was thinner than 4 mm and GBR was required in addition. In conclusion, use of NDIs to restore partial edentation in sites with limited horizontal thickness seems to be an effective treatment option that prevented GBR in the majority of the present cases. Immediate provisionalization of NDIs does not seem to impair the results. PMID:24766161

  19. ProSeal laryngeal mask airway: An alternative to endotracheal intubation in paediatric patients for short duration surgical procedures.

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    Lalwani, Jaya; Dubey, Kamta Prasad; Sahu, Bal Swaroop; Shah, Pratibha Jain

    2010-11-01

    The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is a supraglottic airway management device. The LMA is preferred for airway management in paediatric patients for short duration surgical procedures. The recently introduced ProSeal (PLMA), a modification of Classic LMA, has a gastric drainage tube placed lateral to main airway tube which allows the regurgitated gastric contents to bypass the glottis and prevents the pulmonary aspiration. This study was done to compare the efficacy of ProSeal LMA with an endotracheal tube in paediatric patients with respect to number of attempts for placement of devices, haemodynamic responses and perioperative respiratory complications. Sixty children, ASA I and II, weighing 10-20 kg between 2 and 8 years of age group of either sex undergoing elective ophthalmological and lower abdominal surgeries of 30-60 min duration, randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each were studied. The number of attempts for endotracheal intubation was less than the placement of PLMA. Haemodynamic responses were significantly higher (P<0.05) after endotracheal intubation as compared to the placement of PLMA. There were no significant differences in mean SpO(2) (%) and EtCO(2) levels recorded at different time intervals between the two groups. The incidence of post-operative respiratory complications cough and bronchospasm was higher after extubation than after removal of PLMA. The incidence of soft tissue trauma was noted to be higher for PLMA after its removal. There were no incidences of aspiration and hoarseness/sore throat in either group. It is concluded that ProSeal LMA can be safely considered as a suitable and effective alternative to endotracheal intubation in paediatric patients for short duration surgical procedures. PMID:21224972

  20. Life-threatening Petersen's hernia following open Beger's procedure

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    Goh, Yan Li; Haworth, Alexander; Wilson, Jeremy; Magee, Conor J.

    2016-01-01

    Petersen's hernia (an internal hernia between the transverse mesocolon and Roux limb following Roux-en-Y reconstruction) is well described following laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. We describe a Petersen-type hernia in a patient who had undergone complex open upper gastrointestinal surgery for chronic pancreatitis. PMID:26994105

  1. OPEN ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER.

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    WHEATLEY, D

    1965-06-01

    Dr David Wheatley produces figures to show that, in his area of practice, open access to pathology at one large hospital has resulted in less work being undertaken than at another large hospital, where such access is unavailable. He stresses the necessity for open access to such services, including X-rays and ECGs, if a high standard of general practice is to be maintained.Professor R E Steiner, although agreeing with the concept of open access for the general practitioner, believes that at present this should be limited by the facilities available. He describes such a service which has been made available to general practitioners at Hammersmith Hospital for diagnostic X-rays, and stresses the importance of personal consultation between specialist and general practitioner.Dr D Stark Murray describes the system of complete open access to the pathology laboratory, which has been in operation at Kingston Hospital over the past twenty-five years. He shows the use which has been made of the service by local general practitioners and stresses that this is an essential part of the health service. PMID:14291273

  2. Surgical Airway

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    Patel, Sapna A; Meyer, Tanya K

    2014-01-01

    Close to 3% of all intubation attempts are considered difficult airways, for which a plan for a surgical airway should be considered. Our article provides an overview of the different types of surgical airways. This article provides a comprehensive review of the main types of surgical airways, relevant anatomy, necessary equipment, indications and contraindications, preparation and positioning, technique, complications, and tips for management. It is important to remember that the placement of a surgical airway is a lifesaving procedure and should be considered in any setting when one “cannot intubate, cannot ventilate”. PMID:24741501

  3. A Fluidic Cell Embedded Electromagnetic Wave Sensor for Online Indication of Neurological Impairment during Surgical Procedures

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    Blakey, R. T.; Mason, A.; Al-Shamma'a, A. I.

    2013-06-01

    Lactate is known to be an indicator of neurological impairment during aortic aneurysm surgery. It is suggested that cerebrospinal fluid removed during such surgery could provide useful information in this regard. Medical professionals find the prospect of online detection of such analytes exciting, as current practice is time consuming and leads to multiple invasive procedures. Advancing from the current laboratory based analysis techniques to online methods could provide the basis for improved treatment regimes, better quality of care, and enhanced resource efficiency within hospitals. Accordingly, this article considers the use of a low power fluidic system with embedded electromagnetic wave sensor to detect varying lactate concentrations. Results are promising over the physiological range of 0 - 20 mmol/L with a calibration curve demonstrating an R2 value > 0.98.

  4. High condylectomy procedure: a valuable resource for surgical management of the mandibular condylar hyperplasia.

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    Pereira-Santos, Darklilson; De Melo, Willian Morais; Souza, Francisley Avila; de Moura, Walter Leal; Cravinhos, Julio César de Paulo

    2013-07-01

    Condylar hyperplasia is an overdevelopment of the condyle, which may manifest unilaterally or bilaterally. This pathological condition can lead to facial asymmetry, malocclusion, and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. The etiology and pathogenesis of condylar hyperplasia remain uncertain, but it has been suggested that its etiology may be associated with hormonal factors, trauma, and hereditary hypervascularity, affecting both genders. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination, and radiological imaging, and additionally, bone scintigraphy, is a fundamental resource for determining whether the affected condyle shows active growth. Patients with active condylar hyperplasia management have better results when they are subjected to the high condylectomy procedure. The authors report a case in a 20-year-old female subject with unilateral active condylar hyperplasia who was treated by high condylectomy. The patient has been followed up for 4 years without signs of recurrence and with good functional stability of the occlusion. PMID:23851829

  5. TOT 8/4: A Way to Standardize the Surgical Procedure of a Transobturator Tape

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    Ludwig, Sebastian; Stumm, Martin; Mallmann, Peter; Jager, Wolfram

    2016-01-01

    Suburethral tapes are placed “tension-free” below the urethra. Several studies reported considerable differences of the distance between urethra and tape. These distances ranged from 1 to 10 mm amongst different patients. This either caused urethral obstruction or had no effect on urinary incontinence. Therefore, we decided to standardize the procedure by placing a Hegar dilator of 8-millimeter diameter in the urethra and another Hegar dilator of 4-millimeter diameter between the urethra and the tape during transobturator tape placement. Using that simple technique, which we named “TOT 8/4,” we observed that 83% of the tapes were placed in the desired distance between 3 and 5 millimeters below the urethra.

  6. Flooding the Surgical Field With Carbon Dioxide During Open Heart Surgery Improves Segmental Wall Motion

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    Skidmore, Kimberly L.; Jones, Clinton; DeWet, Charl

    2006-01-01

    Abstract: Air embolization to the coronary arteries is a common cause of myocardial ischemia during open heart surgery. Carbon dioxide emboli may be absorbed faster than air emboli. In this randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial, we determined that flooding the surgical field with carbon dioxide is associated with improved myocardial function assessed by trans-esophageal echocardiography. Forty-three valve surgeries were randomized to insufflation of 6 L/min of carbon dioxide or placebo through a Jackson Pratt drain into the pericardium during cardiopulmonary bypass. During rewarming, as pulse pressure rose above 10 mmHg, two observers graded severity of bubbles in the left heart. Two other observers evaluated wall motion in the transgastric midpapillary short axis view of the left ventricle using transesophageal echocardiography. Compared with baseline average scores among all walls (carbon dioxide, 1.42 ± 0.46; placebo, 1.39 ± 0.45), worsening of wall motion was less at 1 minute in the carbon dioxide (1.60 ± 0.62) than in the placebo group (1.95 ± 0.54; p = 0.0266). Better wall motion tended to persist in the carbon dioxide group at 10 (1.58 ± 0.59 vs. 1.77 ± 0.6) and 60 minutes (1.61 ± 0.45 vs. 1.66 ± 0.58). Particularly, the inferior wall tended toward transiently better function in the carbon dioxide group (at baseline and 1, 10, and 60 minutes: placebo, 1.62 ± 0.72, 2.68 ± 0.79, 2.48 ± 0.95, 2.10 ± 0.9 vs. 1.88 ± 0.97, 2.33 ± 1.1, 2.18 ± 0.96, 2.20 ± 0.94). Preoperative characteristics, length of bypass, anesthesia time, hospitalization, and intensive care unit stay were not different. We recommend administration of carbon dioxide because it may improve myocardial function. We describe how to avoid adverse effects of giving carbon dioxide by filtering the supply, continuously managing its level during bypass, increasing sweep speeds, continuously analyzing the in-line blood gas, and avoiding suctioning gases in the field into the cardiotomy reservoir. PMID:16921684

  7. SPIDER surgical system for urologic procedures with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery: from initial laboratory experience to first clinical application.

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    Haber, Georges-Pascal; Autorino, Riccardo; Laydner, Humberto; Yang, Bo; White, Michael A; Hillyer, Shahab; Altunrende, Fatih; Khanna, Rakesh; Spana, Gregory; Wahib, Isac; Fareed, Khaled; Stein, Robert J; Kaouk, Jihad H

    2012-02-01

    This case study describes our initial laboratory experience using the SPIDER surgical system (TransEnterix, Morrisville, NC, USA) for laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) urologic procedures and reports its first clinical application. The SPIDER system was tested in a laboratory setting and used for a clinical case of renal cyst decortication. Three tasks were performed during the dry lab session, and different urologic procedures were conducted in a porcine model. The time to complete the tasks and penalties were registered during the dry lab session. Perioperative outcomes and subjective assessment by the surgeons were registered. The surgeons had a positive experience with the SPIDER system, with a mean overall score of 3.6 (on a scale of 1-5). The surgeons were able to gain proficiency in performing tasks regardless of their level of expertise. The highest scores recorded were for ease of device insertion, instrument insertion and exchange, and triangulation. The lowest scores were for retraction. During the clinical case, the platform provided good triangulation without instrument clashing. However, retraction was challenging because of the lack of strength and precise maneuverability with the tip of the instruments fully deployed. The SPIDER system offers intuitive instrument maneuverability and restored triangulation without external instrument clashing. Further refinements are awaited to define its role in the urologic LESS armamentarium. PMID:21216523

  8. Surgical pitfalls of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass procedure from the viewpoint of a surgeon in the learning curve

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    Özdemir, Ahmet Co?kun

    2012-01-01

    Introduction Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) offers arterial revascularization of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery especially in lesions unsuitable for percutaneous coronary interventions. By avoidance of sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass its invasiveness is less than that of conventional bypass surgery. Aim We in this study discuss our surgical experience in the MIDCAB procedure. Material and methods Thirteen patients were operated on with the MIDCAB procedure. The inclusion criteria for MIDCAB were pure LAD disease totally occluded or severely stenotic. Patient demographics and preoperative and postoperative data were analyzed. Results Mean age of the patients was 60.0 ±8.6 years. Patients’ preoperative and postoperative levels of cardiac CK-MB (creatine kinase MB) were not significantly different (p = 0.993). However, cardiac troponin I (p < 0.001), hemoglobin (p < 0.001) and hematocrit (p < 0.001) were significantly different. No perioperative myocardial infarctions or cerebrovascular accidents were seen. The patients were discharged at a mean day of 4.77 with oral antiaggregant therapy. No mortality was seen in the study population. Conclusions Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass is associated with few perioperative complications. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass in our experience is a very good option for single vessel LAD disease. PMID:23630558

  9. Students' Approaches to Open-Ended Science Investigation: The Importance of Substantive and Procedural Understanding

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    Roberts, Ros; Gott, Richard; Glaesser, Judith

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the respective roles of substantive and procedural understanding with regard to students' ability to carry out an open-ended science investigation. The research is a case study centred on an intervention in which undergraduate initial teacher training students are taught the basic building blocks of procedural…

  10. 78 FR 24347 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Open Burning and Enforcement Procedures

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    2013-04-25

    ...The EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Oregon on February 16, 2001, July 14, 2005, August 28, 2006, and May 20, 2008 that relate to open burning rules, enforcement procedures, civil penalties, and procedures in contested cases (appeals). These revisions were made to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Chapter 340, Division 264 (OAR 340-264),......

  11. Extensive large colon resection in the pony. I. Surgical procedures and clinical results.

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    Ducharme, N G; Horney, F D; Baird, J D; Arighi, M; Burton, J H

    1987-01-01

    The effect of resection of 75% (length measurement) of the large colon in ponies was studied. Ten ponies in good physical condition were divided into two groups: group I consisted of the six experimental ponies and group II of four control ponies. Preoperatively and postoperatively for five months, ten clinicopathological parameters were determined: body weight, venous blood pH, plasma bicarbonate, total plasma protein concentration, serum electrolyte values (sodium, potassium, chloride), and fecal osmolarity. Subjective assessment of attitude and appetite revealed no difference between the groups or within groups at any time. Resection of a major portion of the large colon did not significantly influence the clinicopathological parameters evaluated. The hematocrit of the ponies in group I did decrease during the first postoperative month and this was attributed to whole blood loss associated with the resection procedures. The results of this investigation indicated that resection of 75% of the large colon in ponies is compatible with life. Images Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3. PMID:3567753

  12. Non-Surgical Procedures Open Blocked Arteries to Prevent and Treat Stroke

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    ... the carotid artery that takes blood from the neck to the brain. A piece of this plaque can break off ... vessels. These cells can block arteries to the brain, causing a ... in the carotid artery in the neck, can lead to ischemic stroke. Plaque in the ...

  13. A pilot study to determine medical laser generated air contaminant emission rates for a simulated surgical procedure.

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    Lippert, Julia F; Lacey, Steven E; Lopez, Ramon; Franke, John; Conroy, Lorraine; Breskey, John; Esmen, Nurtan; Liu, Li

    2014-01-01

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that half a million health-care workers are exposed to laser surgical smoke each year. The purpose of this study was to establish a methodology to (1) estimate emission rates of laser-generated air contaminants (LGACs) using an emission chamber, and to (2) perform a screening study to differentiate the effects of three laser operational parameters. An emission chamber was designed, fabricated, and assessed for performance to estimate the emission rates of gases and particles associated with LGACs during a simulated surgical procedure. Two medical lasers (Holmium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet [Ho:YAG] and carbon dioxide [CO2]) were set to a range of plausible medical laser operational parameters in a simulated surgery to pyrolyze porcine skin generating plume in the emission chamber. Power, pulse repetition frequency (PRF), and beam diameter were evaluated to determine the effect of each operational parameter on emission rate using a fractional factorial design. The plume was sampled for particulate matter and seven gas phase combustion byproduct contaminants (benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide): the gas phase emission results are presented here. Most of the measured concentrations of gas phase contaminants were below their limit of detection (LOD), but detectable measurements enabled us to determine laser operation parameter influence on CO2 emissions. Confined to the experimental conditions of this screening study, results indicated that beam diameter was statistically significantly influential and power was marginally statistically significant to emission rates of CO2 when using the Ho:YAG laser but not with the carbon dioxide laser; PRF was not influential vis-a-vis emission rates of these gas phase contaminants. PMID:24498966

  14. A Prospective Review of Hip Fracture Subtypes, Surgical Procedure, Cognitive Status, and Analgesia Use Across 4 Australian Hospitals

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    Mak, Jenson C. S.; Lattouf, Ihab; Narushevich, Alexei; Lai, Charles; O’Rourke, Fintan; Shen, Qing; Chan, Daniel K. Y.; Cameron, Ian D.

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: To correlate analgesia use among patients with hip fracture requiring surgery with hip fracture subtype, cognitive status, and type of surgery in the postacute period. Design and Participants: Prospective review of patients with hip fractures requiring surgical intervention. A total of 415 patients (mean age: 81.2 ± 9.1 years, 74.3% women) presented with 195 subcapital fractures (39 undisplaced, 156 displaced) and 220 trochanteric fractures (136 stable, 84 unstable) requiring surgery. Setting: Inpatient orthopedic units in 4 Australian hospitals. Measurements: The primary outcome measures were mean analgesia usage (oral morphine equivalent) for 4 defined time intervals and total amount 36 hours following surgery. Results: Patients with subtrochanteric fractures required more analgesia compared with displaced-subcapital, undisplaced-subcapital, basicervical, stable-pertrochanteric, and unstable-pertrochanteric fractures in the 24 to 36 hours following operation (24.7 vs 11.3 vs 8.8 vs 12.1 vs 7.6 vs 9.7, P = .001). Total analgesia requirements were higher in patients treated with an intramedullary nail, increasing by 1.3- to 3.3-fold in the 36 hours postsurgery. Patients with cognitive impairment utilized markedly less analgesia at all time periods measured. At 24 to 36 hours, higher levels of analgesia were noted in patients with higher premorbid level of mobility (P = .015) and activities of daily living function (P = .007). Conclusion: Important differences in utilization of analgesia following hip fracture across readily defined clinical groups exist. Proactive pain management for those with cognitive impairment, certain hip fracture subtypes, and surgical procedures may enable early functional mobility and other activities. PMID:23569669

  15. A simple sheath removal after open trans-femoral catheterization procedure: the ZIP technique.

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    Du Cailar, Claude; Gandet, Thomas; Du Cailar, Marie; Albat, Bernard

    2014-04-01

    The ZIP technique, a surgical equivalent of the 'Preclose' technique, useful for transcatheter aortic valve implantation or endovascular aortic aneurysm repair is described. While percutaneous closure devices are expensive, need a long learning curve and are associated with primary failure, the ZIP technique is easy and allows a quick, safe and anatomical closure of the artery. This procedure avoids arterial cross-clamping and no purse-string effect was demonstrated using Doppler ultrasound examination. PMID:23886993

  16. Removal of a nasal bone intraosseous venous malformation and primary reconstruction of the surgical defect using open rhinoplasty.

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    Yu, M S; Kim, H C; Jang, Y J

    2010-04-01

    Primary intraosseous venous malformations are rare benign tumors that account for approximately 1% of all primary osseous tumors. They are rarely found in the midface. The authors report a case of an intraosseous venous malformation in a 28-year-old woman who presented with a bony lesion in the nasal bone. Treatment involved surgical excision via open rhinoplasty. Histopathology indicated an intraosseous venous malformation. 16 months postoperatively, there was no evidence of recurrence, the functional and cosmetic results were good, and the patient was satisfied with the treatment outcome. PMID:20097542

  17. Surgical Efficiencies and Quality in the Performance of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Procedures in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

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    Rech, Dino; Bertrand, Jane T.; Thomas, Nicholas; Farrell, Margaret; Reed, Jason; Frade, Sasha; Samkange, Christopher; Obiero, Walter; Agot, Kawango; Mahler, Hally; Castor, Delivette; Njeuhmeli, Emmanuel

    2014-01-01

    Introduction This analysis explores the association between elements of surgical efficiency in voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), quality of surgical technique, and the amount of time required to conduct VMMC procedures in actual field settings. Efficiency outcomes are defined in terms of the primary provider’s time with the client (PPTC) and total elapsed operating time (TEOT). Methods Two serial cross-sectional surveys of VMMC sites were conducted in Kenya, Republic of South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in 2011 and 2012. Trained clinicians observed quality of surgical technique and timed 9 steps in the VMMC procedure. Four elements of efficiency (task-shifting, task-sharing [of suturing], rotation among multiple surgical beds, and use of electrocautery) and quality of surgical technique were assessed as explanatory variables. Mann Whitney and Kruskal Wallis tests were used in the bivariate analysis and linear regression models for the multivariate analyses to test the relationship between these five explanatory variables and two outcomes: PPTC and TEOT. The VMMC procedure TEOT and PPTC averaged 23–25 minutes and 6–15 minutes, respectively, across the four countries and two years. The data showed time savings from task-sharing in suturing and use of electrocautery in South Africa and Zimbabwe (where task-shifting is not authorized). After adjusting for confounders, results demonstrated that having a secondary provider complete suturing and use of electrocautery reduced PPTC. Factors related to TEOT varied by country and year, but task-sharing of suturing and/or electrocautery were significant in two countries. Quality of surgical technique was not significantly related to PPTC or TEOT, except for South Africa in 2012 where higher quality was associated with lower TEOT. Conclusions SYMMACS data confirm the efficiency benefits of task-sharing of suturing and use of electrocautery for decreasing TEOT. Reduced TEOT and PPTC in high volume setting did not result in decreased quality of surgical care. PMID:24802412

  18. "The opening of the mouth"--a new perspective for an ancient Egyptian mummification procedure.

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    Seiler, Roger; Rühli, Frank

    2015-06-01

    "The opening of the mouth ritual" (OMR) is a central and well-documented component of the Ancient Egyptian mortuary ceremony. In the scientific literature, we find various references that indicate that parts of this ritual correspond to physical opening of the deceased's mouth during its mummification. We denote this physical treatment of the dead the "opening of the mouth procedure," to underline the distinction against the "opening of the mouth ritual," which is performed ceremonially later on the mummy or even the statue. The mummifying procedure itself however is known only from rare pictorial representations and the later summary descriptions of Greek authors. Nevertheless, recently some authors tried, on the basis of paleopathological findings, to demonstrate that the mouth of the deceased had to be opened physically before mummifying. Careful examination of the mummies of the Swiss Mummy Project and other cases reported in the literature showed frequent dental pathologies including fractured and totally luxated teeth, which were up to now not sufficiently taken into consideration. The detailed report of the preliminary procedures of mummifying the Apis bull-as appropriate detailed descriptions for humans are missing-gives us insight into the treatment of the oral cavity. Our results, when combined with the available historical literature, indicate that the OMR can be regarded as a ritualized counterpart of a real "opening of mouth procedure" during mummification. PMID:25998653

  19. A novel low-fidelity simulator for both mitral valve and tricuspid valve surgery: the surgical skills trainer for classic open and minimally invasive techniques†

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    Verberkmoes, Niels J.; Verberkmoes-Broeders, Elizabeth M.P.C.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Simulators have been proven to equip trainee surgeons with better skills than the traditional, standard approach to skill development. The purpose of this study was to develop a low-fidelity, low-cost, reusable and portable simulation device, which could provide training in nearly the full range of mitral valve surgery techniques, in both the classic, open approach as well as the minimally invasive approach. METHODS This novel simulator is made up of commonly available components. The basic elements are a classic baby bottle, with the associated feeding teat and screw ring, in combination with a sheet of dental dam. The detailed process for making this simulator is outlined in this article. Maximum suture tensile strength on the different components was tested with a digital force gauge. Reusability and the rate of wear as a result of suturing were documented. Total cost was calculated in euros (€). RESULTS This study resulted in a simulation model very similar in size to the actual anatomical dimensions of the mitral valve. Various pathological conditions, according to Carpentier's Functional Classification, could be simulated. This led to the possibility of providing training in several mitral valve surgical techniques. As the model developed, it became clear that it could also be used to practice tricuspid valve surgery techniques. Maximum mean suture tensions on the silicone teat and dental dam were 42.11 and 11.15 N/m2, respectively. The feeding teat started wearing after approximately 45 suture placements. Total cost of the study model was €5.14. CONCLUSIONS This relatively simple, low-cost, low-fidelity model can provide simulation training in nearly the full range of mitral valve and tricuspid valve surgical techniques, in both the classic open approach and the minimally invasive approach—and do so almost anywhere. Especially when used by young cardiothoracic surgeons in training, this model may contribute to the development of technical skills and procedural knowledge required for adequate performance in the operating room. PMID:23125307

  20. Do severe obese patients with stress urinary incontinence benefit from transobturator tape procedure? 3-year surgical outcome

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    Yonguc, Tarik; Aydogdu, Ozgu; Bozkurt, Ibrahim Halil; Degirmenci, Tansu; Gunlusoy, Bulent; Sen, Volkan; Yarimoglu, Serkan

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: We evaluate the impact of severe obesity on surgical outcomes of the transobturator tape (TOT) procedure in patients with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Methods: In total, 32 women with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] >35 kg/m2) were included in the study. All patients were preoperatively evaluated with history, pelvic examination, ultrasonography, and cough stress test. All patients completed the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short form (ICIQ-SF) preoperatively and at the postoperative follow-up. Cure of incontinence was defined as being completely dry after surgery. Cure was assessed subjectively and objectively. Subjective improvement defined as an International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short form (ICIQ-SF) score ?12 and satisfaction with surgery. Failure was defined as having no change or worsening of urinary incontinence after surgery. Postoperative patient satisfaction was assessed using a visual analog scale. Results: The mean follow-up time and mean BMI were 40.9 ± 20.9 months and 38 ± 3 kg/m2, respectively. According to preoperative ICIQ-SF questionnaire scores, 20 patients (62.5%) had severe and 12 patients (37.5 %) had very severe urinary incontinence symptoms. No patient had slight or moderate symptoms. None of the patients experienced worsening symptoms after surgery. Objective cure, subjective cure, subjective improvement and patient satisfaction rates were 81.2%, 46.8%, 37.5%, and 84.3% respectively. Our overall complication rate was 9.3%. None of the patients experienced intraoperative complications. Conclusion: In experienced hands, TOT is an effective and safe procedure to treat SUI, with minimal complications in severe obese women. PMID:26609331

  1. Wound Edge Protectors in Open Abdominal Surgery to Reduce Surgical Site Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Mihaljevic, André L.; Müller, Tara C.; Kehl, Victoria; Friess, Helmut; Kleeff, Jörg

    2015-01-01

    Importance Surgical site infections remain one of the most frequent complications following abdominal surgery and cause substantial costs, morbidity and mortality. Objective To assess the effectiveness of wound edge protectors in open abdominal surgery in reducing surgical site infections. Evidence Review A systematic literature search was conducted according to a prespecified review protocol in a variety of data-bases combined with hand-searches for randomized controlled trials on wound edge protectors in patients undergoing laparotomy. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of included trials was conducted. Findings We identified 16 randomized controlled trials including 3695 patients investigating wound edge protectors published between 1972 and 2014. Critical appraisal uncovered a number of methodological flaws, predominantly in the older trials. Wound edge protectors significantly reduced the rate of surgical site infections (risk ratio 0.65; 95%CI, 0.51–0.83; p = 0.0007; I2 = 52%). The results were robust in a number of sensitivity analyses. A similar effect size was found in the subgroup of patients undergoing colorectal surgery (risk ratio 0.65; 95%CI, 0.44–0.97; p = 0.04; I2 = 56%). Of the two common types of wound protectors double ring devices were found to exhibit a greater protective effect (risk ratio 0.29; 95%CI, 0.15–0.55) than single-ring devices (risk ratio 0.71; 95%CI, 0.54–0.92), but this might largely be due to the lower quality of available data for double-ring devices. Exploratory subgroup analyses for the degree of contamination showed a larger protective effect in contaminated cases (0.44; 95%CI, 0.28–0.67; p = 0.0002, I2 = 23%) than in clean-contaminated surgeries (0.72, 95%CI, 0.57–0.91; p = 0.005; I2 = 46%) and a strong effect on the reduction of superficial surgical site infections (risk ratio 0.45; 95%CI, 0.24–0.82; p = 0.001; I2 = 72%). Conclusions and Relevance Wound edge protectors significantly reduce the rate of surgical site infections in open abdominal surgery. Further trials are needed to explore their effectiveness in different risk constellations. PMID:25816365

  2. Applicability of the Clavien-Dindo classification to emergency surgical procedures: a retrospective cohort study on 444 consecutive patients

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    2014-01-01

    Background Patients undergoing emergency surgery have a high risk for surgical complications and death. The Clavien-Dindo classification has been developed and validated in elective general surgical patients, but has not been validated in emergency surgical patients. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the Clavien-Dindo classification of surgical complications in emergency surgical patients and to study preoperative factors for risk stratification that should be included into a database of surgical complications. Methods A cohort of 444 consecutive patients having emergency general surgery during a three-month period was retrospectively analyzed. Surgical complications were classified according to the Clavien-Dindo classification. Preoperative risk factors for complications were studied using logistic regression analysis. Results Preoperatively 37 (8.3%) patients had organ dysfunctions. Emergency surgical patients required a new definition for Grade IV complications (organ dysfunctions). Only new onset organ dysfunctions or complications that significantly contributed to worsening of pre-operative organ dysfunctions were classified as grade IV complications. Postoperative complications developed in 115 (25.9%) patients, and 14 (3.2%) patients developed grade IV complication. Charlson comorbidity index, preoperative organ dysfunction and the type of surgery predicted postoperative complications. Conclusions The Clavien-Dindo classification of surgical complications can be used in emergency surgical patients but preoperative organ dysfunctions should be taken into account when defining postoperative grade IV complications. For risk stratification patients’ comorbidities, preoperative organ dysfunctions and the type of surgery should be taken into consideration. PMID:25075222

  3. The Influence of Procedure Delay on Resource Utilization: A National Study of Patients with Open Tibial Fracture

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    Sears, Erika Davis; Burke, James F.; Davis, Matthew M.; Chung, Kevin C.

    2016-01-01

    Background The purpose of this study is to 1) understand national variation in delay of emergency procedures in patients with open tibial fracture at the hospital level and 2) compare length of stay (LOS) and cost in patients cared for at the best and worst performing hospitals for delay. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the 2003 – 2009 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Adult patients with primary diagnosis of open tibial fracture were selected for inclusion. We calculated hospital probability of delay of emergency procedures beyond the day of admission (day 0). Multilevel linear regression random effects models were created to evaluate the relationship between the treating hospital’s tendency for delay (in quartiles) and the log-transformed outcomes of LOS and cost, while adjusting for patient and hospital variables. Results The final sample included 7,029 patients from 332 hospitals. Adjusted analyses demonstrate that patients treated at hospitals in the fourth (worst) quartile for delay were estimated to have 12% (95% CI 2–21%) higher cost compared to patients treated at hospitals in the first quartile. In addition, patients treated at hospitals in the fourth quartile had an estimated 11% (CI 4–17%) longer LOS compared to patients treated at hospitals in the first quartile. Conclusions Patients with open tibial fracture treated at hospitals with more timely initiation of surgical care had lower cost and shorter LOS than patients treated at hospitals with less timely initiation of care. Policies directed toward mitigating variation in care are not only beneficial for patient outcomes, but may also reduce unnecessary waste. Level II (Prognostic) PMID:23142940

  4. Outcomes of Traumatic Aortic Injury in a Primary Open Surgical Approach Paradigm

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    Forcillo, Jessica; Philie, Michel; Ojanguren, Andrea; Le Guillan, Soazig; Verdant, Alain; Demers, Philippe; Lamarche, Yoan

    2015-01-01

    Background: Multiple classifications can be used to define the magnitude of aortic injury. The Vancouver Classification (VC) is a new and simplified computed tomography-based Blunt Aortic Injury (BAI) grading system correlating with clinical outcomes. Objectives: The objectives of this study are: 1) to describe the severity of aortic injury in a center with a predominantly surgical approach to BAI; 2) to correlate the severity of aortic trauma to hospital survival rate and rate of adverse events according to the type of interventions performed during the hospital stay; and 3) to evaluate VC. Patients and Methods: All patients referring to the Sacre-Coeur Hospital of Montreal between August 1998 and April 2011 for management of BAI were studied. Two radiologists reviewed all CT scan images individually and classified the aortic injuries using VC. Results: Among the 112 patients presenting with BAI, 39 cases had local CT scans available for reconstruction. Seven patients were identified as suffering from grade I injuries (flap or thrombus of less than 1 cm), 6 from grade II injuries (flap or thrombus of more than 1 cm), and 26 from grade III injuries (pseudoaneurysm). Among the patients with grade I injuries, 57% were treated surgically and 43% medically with a survival rate of 100%. Among the patients with grade II injuries (67% treated surgically and 33% treated medically) survival was also 100%. Among patients with grade III injuries (85% treated surgically, 7% had Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) and 8% treated medically) survival was 95%, 95% and 50%, respectively. There were no significant differences between groups as to clinical outcome. Inter-rater reliability was 0.81. Conclusions: VC is easy to use and has low inter-observer variability. Low grades of injury were associated with low mortality related to medical treatment. PMID:26290856

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  7. Numerical procedure for the vibration analysis of arbitrarily constrained stiffened panels with openings

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    Cho, Dae Seung; Vladimir, Nikola; Choi, Tae Muk

    2014-12-01

    A simple and efficient vibration analysis procedure for stiffened panels with openings and arbitrary boundary conditions based on the assumed mode method is presented. Natural frequencies and modes are determined by solving an eigenvalue problem of a multi-degree-of-freedom system matrix equation derived by using Lagrange's equations of motion, where Mindlin theory is applied for plate and Timoshenko beam theory for stiffeners. The effect of stiffeners on vibration response is taken into account by adding their strain and kinetic energies to the corresponding plate energies whereas the strain and kinetic energies of openings are subtracted from the plate energies. Different stiffened panels with various opening shapes and dispositions for several combinations of boundary conditions are analyzed and the results show good agreement with those obtained by the finite element analysis. Hence, the proposed procedure is especially appropriate for use in the preliminary design stage of stiffened panels with openings.

  8. Lessons from the past: directions for the future. Do new marketed surgical procedures and grafts produce ethical, personal liability, and legal concerns for physicians?

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    Ostergard, Donald R

    2007-06-01

    New procedures and materials for incontinence and prolapse are proliferating rapidly. Surgical procedures were developed by physicians and carried their names, but over the last 15 years, these procedures are developed by industry and bear the trade names of the companies selling the kits needed to perform them. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves devices, not procedures, and does not require submission of efficacy or adverse-event data to gain this approval by the 510-K process. Evidence-based medicine is lacking in the performance of these procedures that may be considered experimental by an insurance company or malpractice carrier with denial of payment or coverage. Physicians and hospitals are exposing themselves to financial, legal, and ethical risks when performing or allowing such procedures to be performed. Informed consent from the patient cannot be obtained. We must not confuse medical marketing with evidence-based medicine. PMID:17364134

  9. [Surgical indications in coexisting cataracts and glaucoma].

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    Collignon-Brach, J D; Ravet, O; Robe-Collignon, N

    2000-01-01

    Cataract surgery in glaucoma patients remains a controversial subjects. Indication of surgery depends on a lot of clinical parameters: diagnosis, state, evolution of glaucoma as well as compliance with medical treatment--surgical procedures of cataract and glaucoma--sites of the surgery--use of antifibrosis agents and surgeon's experience. As cataract extraction alone decreases the intraocular pressure in open angle glaucoma and mainly in uncomplicated closed angle glaucoma and trabeculectomy alone reduces the intraocular pressure more than combined surgery with less complications we recommended the following surgical options: Cataract extraction alone in patients with controlled open angle glaucoma and in patients with closed angle glaucoma. A two step procedure: filtering surgery followed by cataract extraction in patients with poorly controlled open angle glaucoma or mixed closed angle glaucoma. Ambulatory surgery and topical anesthesia permit a two stages surgery with less inconveniences. A combined procedure in patients with a chronic closed angle glaucoma where filtering procedure alone is associated with important complications. Actually, the best surgical cataract procedure is phacoemulsification with a small supero-corneal incision and implantation of a foldable intraocular lens. The best filtering procedure remains trabeculectomy, or the new non penetrating trabecular surgery for experimented surgeons, in the superior quadrant. In the future new surgical procedures and new safe and non toxic pharmacologic drugs which modulate wound healing could be found in order to increase the efficacity and indications of combined surgery. PMID:11262885

  10. Comparison of endovascular and open surgical repairs for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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    Wilt, Timothy J; Lederle, Frank A; Macdonald, Roderick; Jonk, Yvonne C; Rector, Thomas S; Kane, Robert L

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Evaluate treatment options for nonruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA); the relationship of hospital and physician volume to outcomes for endovascular repair (EVAR); affect of patient and AAA factors on outcomes; cost-benefits of treatments. DATA SOURCES PubMed, Cochrane Library, FDA, and other electronic websites until May 2006. Reference lists and content experts were used to identify additional reports. REVIEW METHODS Randomized controlled trials (RCT) of open surgical repair (OSR), EVAR, or active surveillance, systematic reviews, nonrandomized U.S. trials, and national registries were used to assess clinical outcomes. Volume-outcome articles published after 2000 were reviewed if they reported the relationship between U.S. hospital or physician volume and outcomes, were population-based, and the analysis was adjusted for risk factors. Cost studies included at least 50 EVAR and provided data on costs or charges, and cost-effectiveness analyses. RESULTS Initial or attained diameter is the strongest known predictor of rupture. The annual risk of rupture is below 1 percent for AAA <5.5 cm in diameter. Among medically ill patients unfit for OSR with AAA >/=5.5 cm, the risk of rupture may be as high as 10 percent per year. Early/immediate OSR of AAA <5.5 cm (two trials n=2,226) did not reduce all-cause mortality compared with surveillance and delayed OSR. Results did not differ according to age, gender, baseline AAA diameter or creatinine concentration. Two RCT with followup of at least 2 years compared EVAR to OSR for AAA >/=5.5 cm. EVAR reduced postoperative 30-day mortality compared to OSR (1.6 percent EVAR vs. 4.7 percent OSR, RR = 0.34 [0.17 to 0.65]). Early reduction in all-cause mortality with EVAR disappeared before 2 years. Post-operative complications and reinterventions were higher with EVAR. Quality of life differences were small and disappeared after 3-6 months. One RCT of patients with AAA >/=5.5 cm judged medically unfit for OSR (n=338), reported no difference in all-cause mortality or AAA mortality between EVAR and no intervention (HR = 1.21; 95 percent CI 0.87 to 1.69). Forty-eight nonrandomized reports evaluated EVAR. Patient, AAA characteristics, and outcomes were similar to RCT comparing EVAR to OSR. A volume outcome relationship has been shown for OSR, but there are no data adequate to estimate the effect of hospital or physician volume on EVAR outcomes or to identify a volume threshold for policymakers. Immediate OSR for AAA <5.5 cm costs more and does not improve long-term survival compared to active surveillance and delayed OSR. The cost effectiveness of EVAR relative to OSR is difficult to determine. However, compared to OSR for AAA >/=5.5 cm, EVAR has greater in-hospital costs primarily due to the cost of the prosthesis. EVAR has shorter length of stay, lower 30-day morbidity and mortality but does not improve quality of life beyond 3 months or survival beyond 2 years, and is associated with complications, need for reintervention, long-term monitoring, and higher long-term costs. Compared to no intervention in patients medically unfit for OSR, EVAR costs more and does not improve survival or quality of life. CONCLUSIONS For AAA <5.5 cm in diameter, active surveillance with delayed OSR results in equivalent mortality but lesser morbidity and operative costs due to fewer interventions compared to immediate OSR. For AAA >/=5.5 cm, EVAR has not been shown to improve long-term survival or health status over OSR though peri-operative outcomes are improved. EVAR does not improve survival in patients who are medically unfit for OSR. EVAR is associated with more complications, need for reintervention, monitoring, and costs compared to OSR or no intervention. U.S. RCT are needed using approved EVAR devices to evaluate patient outcomes. PMID:17764213

  11. Urethral bulking agents versus other surgical procedures for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Leone Roberti Maggiore, Umberto; Bogani, Giorgio; Meschia, Michele; Sorice, Paola; Braga, Andrea; Salvatore, Stefano; Ghezzi, Fabio; Serati, Maurizio

    2015-06-01

    Bulking agents provide an alternative option in the management of women with stress urinary incontinence and they seem to have an important role in the management flow chart of SUI. However, evidence on this issue is scanty. The most important aspect is to understand whether bulking agents are comparable with the other first-line anti-incontinence surgical procedure (MUS, Burch colposuspension and pubovaginal slings). Hence, the primary aim of the current review was to assess the objective and subjective outcomes of bulking agents in comparison with the other surgical procedures for the treatment of SUI. PubMed and Medline were systematically searched and we included studies evaluating the use of bulking agents in comparison with other surgical approaches for either primary or recurrent treatment of female SUI. Three studies meeting the inclusion criteria were identified. Two of these studies were RCTs evaluating the use of bulking agents versus other surgical procedures for the treatment of primary female SUI; the remnant article was a retrospective cohort study that compared the effectiveness and safety of repeat midurethral sling with urethral bulking after failed midurethral sling. The combined results of all analyses showed that the objective recurrence rate of peri- or trans-urethral injections is significantly higher in comparison with the other surgical procedures. Similar findings were observed when considering separately the treatment for primary or recurrent SUI. Furthermore, lower subjective recurrence rate was observed among patients undergoing other surgical treatment in comparison with those undergoing bulking agents; however, this trend was not statistically significant. Moreover, patients undergoing injection of bulking agents experienced a lower rate of voiding dysfunctions in comparison to the control group. According to current evidence, bulking agents should not be proposed as first-line treatment in those women seeking permanent cure for both primary and recurrent SUI. However, the effectiveness of a procedure should be balanced with its invasiveness and patients' expectations. Bulking agents are a minimally invasive approach to treat SUI and their use should be considered as an alternative strategy particularly in special conditions: patients who are fragile, in those who do not wish to have surgery, or in whom surgical options are restricted (postoperatively, after irradiation). PMID:25855326

  12. Simultaneous Open Surgical Treatment of Aortic Coral Reef and Leriche Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review.

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    Pranteda, Chiara; Menna, Danilo; Capoccia, Laura; Sirignano, Pasqualino; Mansour, Wassim; Speziale, Francesco

    2016-04-01

    The coral reef aorta (CRA) is a rare syndrome commonly referred to a distribution of calcified plaques in the visceral part of the aorta. Because those plaques can cause malperfusion of the lower limbs, visceral ischemia or renovascular hypertension, surgical treatment is recommended. Transaortic endarterectomy is accepted as a standard repair and it is often performed through an extensive thoracoabdominal approach. CRA has been reported in association with polidistrectual atherosclerotic disease, such as Leriche syndrome. When these 2 conditions coexist, surgical invasivity increases raising several issues concerning the type of surgical access and the revascularization techniques. We report the case of a patient with CRA and Leriche syndrome treated by simultaneous aortic endarterectomy and aortibifemoral bypass at our institution. Intervention was performed through left lumbotomy at 10th intercostal space extended by a left pararectal abdominal incision with section of 11th rib. Through extraperitoneal access visceral vessels were isolated. Aortic cross-clamping was performed at supraceliac and infrarenal levels and a longitudinal arteriotomy was performed on the posterolateral wall of visceral aorta for an overall 4-cm extension. Aortic endarterectomy was then performed and complete plaque excision was easily achieved. Superior mesenteric artery angioplasty was then performed by a DeBakey dilator, gaining an optimal backflow. The aortotomy was then closed with running 3-0 polypropylene suture. Subsequently, through a transperitoneal access an aortobi-femoral bypass was performed by a Dacron knitted graft. Postoperative course was uneventful. At a 6-month follow-up, the patient is in good clinical condition with normal patency of visceral vessels. PMID:26806247

  13. Open Surgical Bypass for Superficial Femoral Artery Occlusion Caused by Blunt Trauma

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    Kudo, Yohei; Maeda, Michihiro; Tochiki, Aito; Ichimura, Haruto; Uesugi, Masafumi; Jikuya, Tomoaki

    2015-01-01

    Blunt vascular trauma of the lower extremities brings about a high amputation rate, because other organ injuries disturb revascularization. We experienced a case of a superficial femoral artery occlusion caused by blunt trauma. The patient also had a femoral bone fracture and a large skin defect with deep muscular injuries of the thigh. We performed a femoropopliteal (FP) bypass using a saphenous vein which was routed through the contaminated wound. Postoperative vacuum-assisted closure therapy was used to prevent graft infection. Surgical bypasses using saphenous veins are approved treatments for arterial occlusions from blunt trauma if the grafts go through contaminated wounds. PMID:26421079

  14. Open Surgical Bypass for Superficial Femoral Artery Occlusion Caused by Blunt Trauma.

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    Ikeda, Akihiko; Kudo, Yohei; Maeda, Michihiro; Tochiki, Aito; Ichimura, Haruto; Uesugi, Masafumi; Jikuya, Tomoaki

    2015-01-01

    Blunt vascular trauma of the lower extremities brings about a high amputation rate, because other organ injuries disturb revascularization. We experienced a case of a superficial femoral artery occlusion caused by blunt trauma. The patient also had a femoral bone fracture and a large skin defect with deep muscular injuries of the thigh. We performed a femoropopliteal (FP) bypass using a saphenous vein which was routed through the contaminated wound. Postoperative vacuum-assisted closure therapy was used to prevent graft infection. Surgical bypasses using saphenous veins are approved treatments for arterial occlusions from blunt trauma if the grafts go through contaminated wounds. PMID:26421079

  15. I-gel versus laryngeal mask airway-Proseal: Comparison of two supraglottic airway devices in short surgical procedures

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    Jadhav, Poonam A; Dalvi, Naina P; Tendolkar, Bharati A

    2015-01-01

    Background and Aims: Supraglottic airway devices have been established in clinical anesthesia practice and have been previously shown to be safe and efficient. The objective of this prospective, randomized trial was to compare I-Gel with LMA-Proseal in anesthetized spontaneously breathing patients. Material and Methods: Sixty patients undergoing short surgical procedures were randomly assigned to I-gel (Group I) or LMA- Proseal (Group P). Anesthesia was induced with standard doses of propofol and the supraglottic airway device was inserted. We compared the ease and time required for insertion, airway sealing pressure and adverse events. Results: There were no significant differences in demographic and hemodynamic data. I-gel was significantly easier to insert than LMA-Proseal (P < 0.05) (Chi-square test). The mean time for insertion was more with Group P (41 + 09.41 secs) than with Group I (29.53 + 08.23 secs) (P < 0.05). Although the airway sealing pressure was significantly higher with Group P (25.73 + 02.21 cm of H2O), the airway sealing pressure of Group I (20.07 + 02.94 cm of H2O) was very well within normal limit (Student's t test). The success rate of first attempt insertion was more with Group I (P < 0.05). There was no evidence of airway trauma, regurgitation and aspiration. Sore throat was significantly more evident in Group P. Conclusion: I-Gel is a innovative supraglottic device with acceptable airway sealing pressure, easier to insert, less traumatic with lower incidence of sore throat. Hence I-Gel can be a good alternative to LMA-Proseal. PMID:25948905

  16. Preliminary Development of a Workstation for Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Procedures: Introducing a Computer-Assisted Planning and Execution System

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    Gordon, Chad R.; Murphy, Ryan J.; Coon, Devin; Basafa, Ehsan; Otake, Yoshito; Al Rakan, Mohammed; Rada, Erin; Susarla, Sriniras; Swanson, Edward; Fishman, Elliot; Santiago, Gabriel; Brandacher, Gerald; Liacouras, Peter; Grant, Gerald; Armand, Mehran

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Facial transplantation represents one of the most complicated scenarios in craniofacial surgery because of skeletal, aesthetic, and dental discrepancies between donor and recipient. However, standard off-the-shelf vendor computer-assisted surgery systems may not provide custom features to mitigate the increased complexity of this particular procedure. We propose to develop a computer-assisted surgery solution customized for preoperative planning, intraoperative navigation including cutting guides, and dynamic, instantaneous feedback of cephalometric measurements/angles as needed for facial transplantation. Methods We developed the Computer-Assisted Planning and Execution (CAPE) workstation to assist with planning and execution of facial transplantation. Preoperative maxillofacial computed tomography (CT) scans were obtained on 4 size-mismatched miniature swine encompassing 2 live face-jaw-teeth transplants. The system was tested in a laboratory setting using plastic models of mismatched swine, after which the system was used in 2 live swine transplants. Postoperative CT imaging was obtained and compared with the preoperative plan and intraoperative measures from the CAPE workstation for both transplants. Results Plastic model tests familiarized the team with the CAPE workstation and identified several defects in the workflow. Live swine surgeries demonstrated utility of the CAPE system in the operating room, showing submillimeter registration error of 0.6 ± 0.24 mm and promising qualitative comparisons between intraoperative data and postoperative CT imaging. Conclusions The initial development of the CAPE workstation demonstrated integration of computer planning and intraoperative navigation for facial transplantation are possible with submillimeter accuracy. This approach can potentially improve preoperative planning, allowing ideal donor-recipient matching despite significant size mismatch, and accurate surgical execution. PMID:24406592

  17. Time Savings and Surgery Task Load Reduction in Open Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh Fixation Procedure

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    Roy, Sanjoy; Hammond, Jeffrey; Panish, Jessica; Shnoda, Pullen; Savidge, Sandy; Wilson, Mark

    2015-01-01

    Background. This study assessed the reduction in surgeon stress associated with savings in procedure time for mechanical fixation of an intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) compared to a traditional suture fixation in open ventral hernia repair. Study Design. Nine general surgeons performed 36 open IPOM fixation procedures in porcine model. Each surgeon conducted two mechanical (using ETHICON SECURESTRAPTM Open) and two suture fixation procedures. Fixation time was measured using a stopwatch, and related surgeon stress was assessed using the validated SURG-TLX questionnaire. T-tests were used to compare between-group differences, and a two-sided 95% confidence interval for the difference in stress levels was established using nonparametric methodology. Results. The mechanical fixation group demonstrated an 89.1% mean reduction in fixation time, as compared to the suture group (p < 0.00001). Surgeon stress scores measured using SURG-TLX were 55.5% lower in the mechanical compared to the suture fixation group (p < 0.001). Scores in five of the six sources of stress were significantly lower for mechanical fixation. Conclusions. Mechanical fixation with ETHICON SECURESTRAPTM Open demonstrated a significant reduction in fixation time and surgeon stress, which may translate into improved operating efficiency, improved performance, improved surgeon quality of life, and reduced overall costs of the procedure. PMID:26240834

  18. 10 CFR 20.1906 - Procedures for receiving and opening packages.

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  19. 10 CFR 20.1906 - Procedures for receiving and opening packages.

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  20. 10 CFR 20.1906 - Procedures for receiving and opening packages.

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  1. 10 CFR 20.1906 - Procedures for receiving and opening packages.

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    2013-01-01

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  2. 78 FR 918 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Open Burning and Enforcement Procedures

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  3. The open-ended guidewire as superselective catheter for intraarterial chemotherapy: experience in 190 procedures.

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    Bilbao, J I; Aquerreta, J D; Longo, J M; Rodríguez-Cabello, J; Fernández-Virgós, A; Ruza, M

    1990-12-01

    With intraarterial infusion, high levels of chemotherapeutic agents can be achieved in the tumoral area. We present our experience with open-ended guidewire (OEGW) associated with steerable guidewires (SGW) as superselective catheters for intraarterial chemotherapeutic infusion and embolization. This technique was used successfully in 62 patients (190 procedures) over 15 months. PMID:2126996

  4. Surgical Treatment of Perianal Fistulizing Crohn's Disease: From Lay-Open to Cell-Based Therapy—An Overview

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    2014-01-01

    Background. Perianal Crohn's disease (CD) can be challenging. Despite the high incidence of fistulizing CD, literature lacks clear guidelines. Several medical, surgical, and combined treatment modalities have been proposed, but evidences are scarce. Methods. We searched the literature to assess the facets of perianal CD, with particular focus on complex fistulae. Disease epidemiology, classification, diagnosis, activity scoring systems, and medical-surgical treatments were assessed. Results. Perianal fistulizing CD is common, frequently associated with upper gastrointestinal and colorectal CD. Complex fistulas often require repeated treatments. Continence is a major concern when dealing with repeated procedures. A prudent pathway is to resolve active sepsis and to limit damages, delaying a definitive treatment to the time when acute phase has been controlled. The improved diagnostic techniques allow better preoperative planning and are useful in monitoring the response to treatment. Besides newer devices, cell-based treatments are promising tools which have recently enriched the treatment portfolio. However, the need for proctectomy is still disturbingly high in CD patients with complex perianal fistulae. Conclusions. Perianal CD can impair quality of life and lead to need for proctectomy. A staged approach is reasonable. Treatment success can be improved by multimodal treatment and collaborative management by experienced gastroenterologists and surgeons. PMID:25431776

  5. Laying open (deroofing) and curettage under local anesthesia for pilonidal disease: An outpatient procedure

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    Garg, Pankaj; Garg, Mahak; Gupta, Vikas; Mehta, Sudhir Kumar; Lakhtaria, Paryush

    2015-01-01

    AIM: To test the efficacy of lay open (deroofing, not excision) with curettage under local anesthesia (LOCULA) for pilonidal sinus as an outpatient procedure. METHODS: LOCULA procedure was done for all types of pilonidal disease. The primary outcome measure was cure rate. The secondary outcome measures were hospital stay, operating time, return to work, healing time and complication rate. RESULTS: Thirty-three (M/F-30/3, mean age-23.4 ± 5.8 years) consecutive patients were operated and followed for 24 mo (6-46 mo). Eleven were pilonidal abscess and 22 were chronic pilonidal disease. Six had recurrent disease. Operating time and the hospital stay was 22.3 ± 5.6 min and 63.8 ± 22.3 min respectively. The patients could resume normal work in 4.3 ± 3.2 d and the healing time was 42.9 ± 8.1 d. Thirty (93.8%) patients had complete resolution of the disease and two (6.2%) had a recurrence. Both the recurrences happened in patients who had complete healing but ignored the prescribed recommendations. One out of these got cured after getting operated again with the same procedure. Thus the overall success rate of this procedure was 96.9%. CONCLUSION: Lay open (deroofing) with curettage procedure under local anesthesia is an effective procedure to treat both simple and complicated pilonidal sinus and abscess. It is a simple procedure, has a high cure rate (up to 97%), doesn’t require admission and is associated with minimal morbidity and scarring. Considering the distinct advantages, this procedure has the potential to become the first line procedure for treating pilonidal disease. PMID:26425271

  6. Assessment of the risk of haemorrhage and its control following minor oral surgical procedures in patients on anti-platelet therapy: a prospective study.

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    Girotra, C; Padhye, M; Mandlik, G; Dabir, A; Gite, M; Dhonnar, R; Pandhi, V; Vandekar, M

    2014-01-01

    Controversy exists concerning the suspension or maintenance of anti-platelet drugs before elective surgical procedures. We assessed the association of the risk of prolonged postoperative bleeding with anti-platelet therapy by type of minor surgical procedure and the association between anti-platelet therapy and the level of hemostatic measures required. Five hundred and forty-six patients were included in the study group: those on aspirin (n = 310), clopidogrel (n = 97), and aspirin + clopidogrel dual therapy (n = 139); the control group comprised 575 healthy individuals. Cramer's V test was significant (P < 0.05) but showed a weak association between anti-platelet therapy and prolonged immediate postoperative bleeding. Compared to controls, the odds ratio revealed that the risk of prolonged bleeding in the immediate postoperative period was significantly higher with dual therapy, followed by clopidogrel and aspirin. Prolonged bleeding occurred in 22 patients in the study group and 20 in the control group, and was successfully controlled with local hemostatic measures. Fisher's exact test showed a significant association between dual therapy and higher levels of hemostatic measures (P = 0.004; P = 0.035). Prolonged bleeding in patients on anti-platelet therapy was independent of the type of minor surgical procedure. The greatest risk of prolonged bleeding was found in patients on dual therapy; this required higher levels of hemostatic measures. PMID:24074486

  7. Injectable gelatin used as hemostatic agent to stop pedicle bleeding in long deformity surgical procedures: does it embolize?

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    Kuhns CA; Cook CR; Dodam JR; Leach SB; Kuroki K; Jenkins TJ; Tallmage AM; Hoernschemeyer DG

    2015-02-15

    STUDY DESIGN: Prospective porcine animal model.OBJECTIVE: Determine if injecting FloSeal into pedicles for hemostasis causes emboli.SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Bleeding from spinal deformity cases can be substantial, especially when surgical procedures involve bilateral fixation at multiple segments. It is not unusual to observe hemorrhage from vascular pedicles during each step of pedicle screw tract preparation. When multiple fixation points are required, blood loss can be excessive. To minimize estimated blood loss and associated morbidity, surgeons have injected liquefied gelatin into pedicles after drilling, palpating, and/or tapping. FloSeal is one of the most popular commercially available injectable agents and we sought to investigate the potential for embolization when used as an intrapedicular hemostatic agent.METHODS: Two adult minipigs were anesthetized and underwent sequential bilateral pedicle cannulation from T-spine to sacrum. At every level, tracts were cannulated, palpated, and tapped. In every tract, FloSeal was injected into each pedicle until back pressure was detected on the syringe or to a maximum volume of 2 mL, then pedicle screws were inserted. The right ventricular outflow tract was visualized real time using transesophageal echocardiography. Postmortem evaluation of heart and lungs was performed.RESULTS: FloSeal injected into pedicles caused a consistent large showering of the right ventricular outflow tract in both pigs as visualized on intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. A second large showering occurred during screw insertion after FloSeal was injected. Microscopic examination of lungs clearly identified amphophilic amorphous material in many small vessels consistent with FloSeal.CONCLUSION: This study suggests caution when injecting gelatin hemostatic agents into pedicles to stop bleeding during spinal surgery as we saw clear evidence of fat and gelatin emboli when used in this animal model. Further investigation into how to minimize this embolic showering may help the cardiopulmonary at risk patient who requires spinal surgery, especially when multiple points of pedicle screw fixation are used.LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A.

  8. [Recent advances in surgical technology--open MRI and "real-time" navigation].

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    Muragaki, Yoshihiro; Hashizume, Makoto

    2002-11-01

    Many advances of neurosurgery had been achieved about diagnostic and operative tools such as CT scan, MRI, stereotaxy, and microscope, in 20th century. However, intraoperative diagnostic tools are not sufficient for providing solid data. So we developed new operating system for 21st century (Intelligent Operating Theater: IOT). The IOT has an open MRI machine for intraoperative MR imaging that provides objective anatomical data and the "real-time" navigation updated with iMRI that navigates surgeons to the target area. The IOT has contributed to the improvement of the resection rate in brain tumor cases. PMID:12524895

  9. Model for end-stage liver disease score versus Child score in predicting the outcome of surgical procedures in patients with cirrhosis

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    Hoteit, Maarouf A; Ghazale, Amaar H; Bain, Andrew J; Rosenberg, Eli S; Easley, Kirk A; Anania, Frank A; Rutherford, Robin E

    2008-01-01

    AIM: To determine factors affecting the outcome of patients with cirrhosis undergoing surgery and to compare the capacities of the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) and model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score to predict that outcome. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 195 patients with cirrhosis who underwent surgery at two teaching hospitals over a five-year period. The combined endpoint of death or hepatic decompensation was considered to be the primary endpoint. RESULTS: Patients who reached the endpoint had a higher MELD score, a higher CTP score and were more likely to have undergone an urgent procedure. Among patients undergoing elective surgical procedures, no statistically significant difference was noted in the mean MELD (12.8 ± 3.9 vs 12.6 ± 4.7, P = 0.9) or in the mean CTP (7.6 ± 1.2 vs 7.7 ± 1.7, P = 0.8) between patients who reached the endpoint and those who did not. Both mean scores were higher in the patients reaching the endpoint in the case of urgent procedures (MELD: 22.4 ± 8.7 vs 15.2 ± 6.4, P = 0.0007; CTP: 9.9 ± 1.8 vs 8.5 ± 1.8, P = 0.008). The performances of the MELD and CTP scores in predicting the outcome of urgent surgery were only fair, without a significant difference between them (AUC = 0.755 ± 0.066 for MELD vs AUC = 0.696 ± 0.070 for CTP, P = 0.3). CONCLUSION: The CTP and MELD scores performed equally, but only fairly in predicting the outcome of urgent surgical procedures. Larger studies are needed to better define the factors capable of predicting the outcome of elective surgical procedures in patients with cirrhosis. PMID:18350609

  10. Impact of surgical approach on postoperative delirium in elderly patients undergoing gastrectomy: laparoscopic versus open approaches

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    Shin, Young-Hee; Jeong, Hee-Joon

    2015-01-01

    Background Postoperative delirium is a frequent complication in elderly patients undergoing major abdominal surgery and is associated with a poor outcome. We compared postoperative delirium in elderly patients following laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) versus open gastrectomy (OG). Methods In total, 130 patients aged ≥ 65 years with gastric cancer undergoing LG and OG were enrolled prospectively. Postoperative delirium and cognitive status were assessed daily using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), respectively, for 3 days postoperatively. For CAM-positive patients, delirium severity was then assessed using the Delirium Index (DI). Results In total, 123 subjects (LG, n = 60; OG, n = 63) were included in the analysis. In both groups, the overall incidences of postoperative delirium were similar: 31.6% (19/60) in the LG group and 41.2% (26/63) in the OG group. When considering only those with delirium, the severity, expressed as the highest DI score, was similar between the groups. A decline in cognitive function (reduction in MMSE ≥ 2 points from baseline) during 3 days postoperatively was observed in 23 patients in the LG group (38.3%) and 27 patients in the OG group (42.9%) (P = 0.744). In both groups, postoperative cognitive decline was significantly associated with postoperative delirium (P < 0.001). Conclusions We found that, compared with traditional open gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastrectomy did not reduce either postoperative delirium or cognitive decline in elderly patients with gastric cancer. PMID:26257851

  11. PRE-OPERATIVE PLANNING AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUE OF THE OPEN WEDGE SUPRACONDYLAR OSTEOTOMY FOR CORRECTION OF VALGUS KNEE AND FIXATION WITH A FIXED-ANGLE IMPLANT

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    Paccola, Cleber Antonio Jansen

    2015-01-01

    The step-by-step preoperative planning for supracondylar opening wedge osteotomy of the femur for precise correction of the load axis of the lower limb using a fixed-angle implant (95° AO blade plate) is presented. The surgical technique and the use of a bone graft from the same site for filling in the defect are also presented.

  12. The Impact of Body Mass Index on Perioperative Outcomes of Open and Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005–2007

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    Giles, Kristina A; Wyers, Mark C; Pomposelli, Frank B; Hamdan, Allen D; Ching, Y Avery; Schermerhorn, Marc L

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Obesity and morbid obesity have been shown to increase wound infections and occasionally mortality after many surgical procedures. Little is known about the relative impact of body mass index on these outcomes after open (OAR) and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS The 2005–2007 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), a multi-institutional risk-adjusted database, was retrospectively queried to compare perioperative mortality (in-hospital or 30-day) and postoperative wound infections after OAR and EVAR. Patient demographics, comorbidities, and operative details were analyzed. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated from height and weight variables and definitions of obesity and morbid obesity were defined as BMI > 30kg/m2 and BMI > 40kg/m2 respectively. Student's T-test, Wilcoxon Rank Sum, Chi-square, and multivariate logistic regression were used to compare outcomes. RESULTS There were 2,097 OAR and 3,358 EVAR. Compared to EVAR, OAR patients were younger, more likely to be female (26% vs. 17%, P < .001), and less obese (27% vs. 32%, P < .001). Mortality was 3.7% vs. 1.2% after OAR vs. EVAR respectively (RR 3.1, P < .001) and overall morbidity was 28% vs. 12% (RR 2.3, P < .001). Morbidly obese patients had a higher mortality for both OAR (7.3%) and EVAR (2.4%) than obese patients (3.9% OAR; 1.5% EVAR) or non-obese patients (3.7% OAR; 1.1% EVAR). Obese patients had a higher rate of wound infection vs. non-obese after open repair (6.3% vs. 2.4%, P < .001) and EVAR (3.3% vs. 1.5%, P < .001). Morbid obesity predicted mortality after OAR but not EVAR and obesity was an independent predictor of wound infection after OAR and EVAR. CONCLUSIONS Morbid obesity confers a worse outcome for mortality after AAA repair. Obesity is also a risk factor for infectious complications after OAR and EVAR. Obese patients and particularly morbidly obese patients should be treated with EVAR when anatomically feasible. PMID:20843627

  13. Preventing Surgical Site Infections: A Randomized, Open-label Trial of Nasal Mupirocin Ointment and Nasal Povidone Iodine Solution

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    Phillips, Michael; Rosenberg, A.; Shopsin, B.; Cuff, G.; Skeete, F.; Foti, A.; Kraemer, K.; Inglima, K.; Press, B.; Bosco, J.

    2015-01-01

    Background Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus colonization prior to surgery reduces risk of surgical site infection (SSI). The regimen of nasal mupirocin ointment and topical chlorhexidine gluconate is effective, but cost and patient compliance may be a barrier. Nasal povidone iodine solution may provide an alternative to mupirocin. Methods We conducted an investigator initiated, open label, randomized trial comparing SSI after arthroplasty or spine fusion in patients receiving topical 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) wipes with either twice daily application of mupirocin 2% ointment for the 5 days prior to surgery or two 30 second applications of povidone iodine 5% solution into each nostril within 2 hours of surgical incision. The primary study end point was deep SSI within the 3 months after surgery caused by any pathogen or S. aureus. Results In the intent-to-treat analysis, a deep SSI developed after 14 of 855 surgeries in the mupirocin group and 6 of 842 surgeries in the povidone iodine group; S. aureus deep SSI developed after 5 surgeries in the mupirocin group and 1 surgery in the povidone iodine group. In the per protocol analysis, S. aureus deep SSI developed in 5 of 763 surgeries in the mupirocin group and 0 of 776 surgeries in the povidone iodine group. Patients found to be S. aureus colonized before surgery were more likely to have a S. aureus deep SSI (OR 6.79; 95% CI 1.1–41.2; p=0.02). Conclusions Nasal povidone iodine may be considered as an alternative to mupirocin in a multifaceted approach to reduce SSI. PMID:24915210

  14. Antrochoanal polyp: clinical presentation and retrospective comparison of endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery plus mini-Caldwell surgical procedures.

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    Kelles, Mehmet; Toplu, Yuksel; Yildirim, Ilhami; Okur, Erdogan

    2014-09-01

    Antrochoanal polyp is a benign polypoid lesion orginating from the maxillary sinus antrum and extending to the choana. Our aim was to assess the clinical presentation and associated rhinological findings of antrochoanal polyp patients and to evaluate results of 2 surgical treatments termed endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and ESS plus mini-Caldwell operation. The study included 46 patients. Factors such as patient age, sex, history of chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, septal deviations, chonca bullosa, turbinate hypertrophy, and the origin of the polyp were assessed. We also evaluated ESS and ESS plus mini-Caldwell surgical procedures for recurrences, synechia, bleeding, and ostium stenosis. Overall, there were 27 men and 19 women. The ESS approach was used in 26 cases, and 20 cases had combined ESS and mini-Caldwell procedures. The statistical significant difference between the 2 groups was only recurrence (P < 0.05). In the ESS group, bleeding, synechia, and ostium stenosis were seen more than in the ESS + mini-Caldwell group, but there was no significant difference between the 2 groups in bleeding, synechia, and ostium stenosis (P > 0.05). We thought that lower rate of recurrence found in ESS + Caldwell group in this study was associated with better visualization of the maxillary sinus walls and, therefore, easier resection of the remnant polyp. We concluded that higher incidences of bleeding and synechia were related to the mucosal damage occurring in the septum and the inferior concha due to excessive manipulation of endoscope and surgical instruments. PMID:25098571

  15. Ankle sprains: surgical treatment for recurrent sprains. Report of 10 patients treated with the Chrisman-Snook modification of the Elmslie procedure.

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    Savastano, A A; Lowe, E B

    1980-01-01

    A group of 10 patients (3 women and 7 men; 17 to 57 years old, average 23.9; mean, 21 years) was evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively following surgical repair with a modification of the Elmslie procedure (i.e., by using one-half of the tendinous portion of the peroneus brevis ligament to reconstruct the anterior and middle fasciculi of the lateral ligament). The patients were athletes who participated in bicycling, boxing, tennis, hockey, basketball, football, soccer, or a combination of sports. Each patient gave a history of spraining the ankle numerous times. Stress films were obtained preoperatively and postoperatively. The talar tilt was generally reduced in postoperative films (average preoperatively, 12.5 degrees; average postoperatively, 5.6 degrees). We conclude that the Elmslie procedure, as modified by Chrisman and Snook, is simpler to perform than the Watson-Jones procedure and has provided the majority of our patients with satisfactory results. PMID:6769348

  16. The OPAL Project: Open source Procedure for Assessment of Loss using Global Earthquake Modelling software

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    Daniell, James

    2010-05-01

    This paper provides a comparison between Earthquake Loss Estimation (ELE) software packages and their application using an "Open Source Procedure for Assessment of Loss using Global Earthquake Modelling software" (OPAL). The OPAL procedure has been developed to provide a framework for optimisation of a Global Earthquake Modelling process through: 1) Overview of current and new components of earthquake loss assessment (vulnerability, hazard, exposure, specific cost and technology); 2) Preliminary research, acquisition and familiarisation with all available ELE software packages; 3) Assessment of these 30+ software packages in order to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the ELE methods used; and 4) Loss analysis for a deterministic earthquake (Mw7.2) for the Zeytinburnu district, Istanbul, Turkey, by applying 3 software packages (2 new and 1 existing): a modified displacement-based method based on DBELA (Displacement Based Earthquake Loss Assessment), a capacity spectrum based method HAZUS (HAZards United States) and the Norwegian HAZUS-based SELENA (SEismic Loss EstimatioN using a logic tree Approach) software which was adapted for use in order to compare the different processes needed for the production of damage, economic and social loss estimates. The modified DBELA procedure was found to be more computationally expensive, yet had less variability, indicating the need for multi-tier approaches to global earthquake loss estimation. Similar systems planning and ELE software produced through the OPAL procedure can be applied to worldwide applications, given exposure data. Keywords: OPAL, displacement-based, DBELA, earthquake loss estimation, earthquake loss assessment, open source, HAZUS

  17. Evaluation of opening pattern and bone neoformation at median palatal suture area in patients submitted to surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) through cone beam computed tomography

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    SALGUEIRO, Daniel Gomes; RODRIGUES, Vitor Hugo Leite de Oliveira; TIEGHI, Victor; de MENEZES, Carolina Carmo; GONÇALES, Eduardo Sanches; FERREIRA, Osny

    2015-01-01

    Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) is the treatment of choice to adult patients even with severe transversal maxillary discrepancies. However, the adequate retention period to achieve the bone remodeling, thus assuring treatment stability, is controversial. Objective To evaluate the opening pattern and bone neoformation process at the midpalatal suture in patients submitted to surgically assisted (SARME) through cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Material and Methods Fourteen patients were submitted to SARME through subtotal Le Fort I osteotomy. Both the opening pattern and the mean bone density at midpalatal suture area to evaluate bone formation were assessed pre- and post-operatively (15, 60 and 180 days) through CBCT. Results Type I opening pattern (from anterior to posterior nasal spine) occurred in 12 subjects while type II opening pattern (from anterior nasal spine to transverse palatine suture) occurred in 2 individuals. The 180-day postoperative mean (PO 180) of bone density value was 49.9% of the preoperative mean (Pre) value. Conclusions The opening pattern of midpalatal suture is more related to patients’ age (23.9 years in type I and 33.5 years in type II) and surgical technique. It was not possible to observe complete bone formation at midpalatal suture area at the ending of the retention period studied (180 days). PMID:26398512

  18. Effects of live music therapy sessions on quality of life indicators, medications administered and hospital length of stay for patients undergoing elective surgical procedures for brain.

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    Walworth, Darcy; Rumana, Christopher S; Nguyen, Judy; Jarred, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    The physiological and psychological stress that brain tumor patients undergo during the entire surgical experience can considerably affect several aspects of their hospitalization. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of live music therapy on quality of life indicators, amount of medications administered and length of stay for persons receiving elective surgical procedures of the brain. Subjects (N = 27) were patients admitted for some type of surgical procedure of the brain. Subjects were randomly assigned to either the control group receiving no music intervention (n = 13) or the experimental group receiving pre and postoperative live music therapy sessions (n = 14). Anxiety, mood, pain, perception of hospitalization or procedure, relaxation, and stress were measured using a self-report Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for each of the variables. The documented administration of postoperative pain medications; the frequency, dosage, type, and how it was given was also compared between groups. Experimental subjects live and interactive music therapy sessions, including a pre-operative session and continuing with daily sessions until the patient was discharged home. Control subjects received routine hospital care without any music therapy intervention. Differences in experimental pretest and posttest scores were analyzed using a Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed-Rank test. Results indicated statistically significant differences for 4 of the 6 quality of life measures: anxiety (p = .03), perception of hospitalization (p = .03), relaxation (p = .001), and stress (p = .001). No statistically significant differences were found for mood (p > .05) or pain (p > .05) levels. Administration amounts of nausea and pain medications were compared with a Two-Way ANOVA with One Repeated Measure resulting in no significant differences between groups and medications, F(1, 51) = 0.03; p > .05. Results indicate no significant differences between groups for length of stay (t = .97, df = 25, p > .05). This research study indicates that live music therapy using patient-preferred music can be beneficial in improving quality of life indicators such as anxiety, perception of the hospitalization or procedure, relaxation, and stress in patients undergoing surgical procedures of the brain. PMID:18959455

  19. Minimally invasive versus open thymectomy: a systematic review of surgical techniques, patient demographics, and perioperative outcomes

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    Hess, Nicholas R.; Pennathur, Arjun; Levy, Ryan M.; Christie, Neil A.; Luketich, James D.

    2016-01-01

    Background Thymectomy is the mainstay of treatment for thymoma and other anterior mediastinal tumors, and is often utilized in the management of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). While traditionally approached through a median sternotomy, minimally invasive approaches to thymectomy have increasingly emerged. The present systematic review was conducted to compare perioperative and clinical outcomes following minimally invasive thymectomy (MIT) and open thymectomy (OT). Methods Articles were obtained through a PubMed literature search. Comparative studies reporting clinical outcomes following MIT and OT were eligible for inclusion. We selected studies with full text availability, written in the English language, published after 2005 and with at least 15 patients in each arm. A descriptive analysis was performed. Results Twenty studies were included, involving a total of 2,068 patients undergoing either MIT (n=838) or OT (n=1,230). Within individual studies, MIT and OT cohorts were well matched with regards to patient age and gender, but there was considerable variation across studies. Resected thymomas were consistently larger in OT groups, with mean diameter significantly larger in five studies (MIT, 29–52 mm; OT, 31–77 mm). MIT was consistently associated with a lower estimated blood loss (MIT, 20–200 mL; OT, 86–466 mL), chest tube duration (MIT, 1.3–4.1 days; OT, 2.4–5.3 days), and hospital length of stay (MIT, 1–10.6 days; OT, 4–14.6 days). There were no consistent differences in rates of perioperative complications, thymoma recurrence, MG complete stable remission, or 5-year survival. Conclusions In appropriately selected patients, MIT may reduce blood loss, chest tube duration, and hospital length of stay, with comparable clinical outcomes compared to OT via median sternotomy. PMID:26904425

  20. Trends in hospital admissions and surgical procedures for degenerative lumbar spine disease in England: a 15-year time-series study

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    Sivasubramaniam, Vinothan; Patel, Hitesh C; Ozdemir, Baris A; Papadopoulos, Marios C

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Low back pain (LBP), from degenerative lumbar spine disease, represents a significant burden on healthcare resources. Studies worldwide report trends attributable to their country's specific demographics and healthcare system. Considering England's specific medico-socioeconomic conditions, we investigate recent trends in hospital admissions and procedures for LBP, and discuss the implications for the allocation of healthcare resources. Design Retrospective cohort study using Hospital Episode Statistics data relating to degenerative lumbar spine disease in England, between 1999 and 2013. Regression models were used to analyse trends. Outcome measures Trends in the number of admissions and procedures for LBP, mean patient age, gender and length of stay. Results Hospital admissions and procedures have increased significantly over the study period, from 127.09 to 216.16 and from 24.5 to 48.83 per 100?000, respectively, (p<0.001). The increase was most marked in the oldest age groups with a 1.9 and 2.33-fold increase in admissions for patients aged 60–74 and ?75?years, respectively, and a 2.8-fold increase in procedures for those aged ?60?years. Trends in hospital admissions were characterised by a widening gender gap, increasing mean patient age, and decreasing mean hospital stay (p<0.001). Trends in procedures were characterised by a narrowing gender gap, increasing mean patient age (p=0.014) and decreasing mean hospital stay (p<0.001). Linear regression models estimate that each hospital admission translates to 0.27 procedures, per 100?000 (95% CI 0.25 to 0.30, r 0.99, p<0.001; r, Pearson's correlation coefficient). Hospital admissions are increasing at 3.5 times the rate of surgical procedures (regression gradient 7.63 vs 2.18 per 100?000/year). Conclusions LBP represents a significant and increasing workload for hospitals in England. These trends demonstrate an increasing demand for specialists involved in the surgical and non-surgical management of this disease, and highlight the need for services capable of dealing with the increased comorbidity burden associated with an ageing patient group. PMID:26671956

  1. Treatment of failures related to articulation material in THA. A comprehensive algorithm of surgical options and open questions.

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    Zagra, Luigi; Maccario, Camilla; Mondini, Andrea; Bianchi, Luca

    2014-01-01

    Total hip arthroplasty is considered one of the greatest advances in health care of the last century. More than one million THAs are estimated to be performed annually and an increasing number of revisions are expected in the future. Osteolysis and loosening are still the main reasons for failure, justifying the use of low-wear bearings.The aim of this paper is to describe the mode of failure of the different couplings (polyethylene, cross-linked PE, metal, ceramic) and the options of treatment considering the various scenarios that the surgeon has to face nowadays in the case of failure related to articulation material. A comprehensive algorithm of treatment strategies is proposed based on the best current evidence and on the authors' experience.Periodical follow-up, indications for early revision, selection of proper surgical techniques and tribology are suggested. Nowadays, few rules are strongly recommended: trying to avoid any metal in case of failure of metal-on-metal; to avoid metal in fracture of ceramic; never to mix metals or ceramics from different manufactures. We aim to address a great number of open questions. There is still need for further research and evidences in this essential field of orthopaedic surgery. PMID:24970035

  2. Using Surgical Microscope for Sclera Buckling and Transscleral Cryopexy: An Alternative Procedure of Treatment for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

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    Zhong, Liu-xue-ying; Liu, Wen; Huang, Su-Ying; Zhang, Shao-chong

    2014-01-01

    Purpose. To observe the long-term effectiveness of scleral buckling and transscleral cryopexy conducted under a surgical microscope in the treatment of uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Methods. This was a retrospective analysis in a total of 227 consecutive patients (244 eyes) with uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (proliferative vitreoretinopathy ? C2). All patients underwent scleral buckling and transscleral cryopexy under a surgical microscope without using a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope or a contact lens. Results. After initial surgery, complete retinal reattachment was achieved in 226 eyes (92.6%), and retinal redetachment developed in 18 eyes (7.4%). The causes of retinal redetachment included presence of new breaks in eight eyes (44%), failure to completely seal the breaks in five eyes (28%), missed retinal breaks in four eyes (22%), and iatrogenic retinal breaks in one eye (6%). Scleral buckling surgery was performed again in 12 eyes (66%). Four eyes (22%) developed proliferative vitreoretinopathy and then were treated by vitrectomy. The sealing of retinal breaks and complete retinal reattachment were achieved in 241 eyes (98.8%). Conclusion. Probably because of clear visualization of retinal breaks and being controllable under a surgical microscope, the microsurgery of scleral buckling and transscleral cryopexy for uncomplicated retinal detachment exhibits advisable effectiveness. PMID:24790997

  3. Surgical procedure for implanting a radiotelemetry transmitter to monitor ECG, heart rate and body temperature in small Carassius auratus and Carassius auratus gibelio under laboratory conditions.

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    Snelderwaard, P Ch; van Ginneken, V; Witte, F; Voss, H P; Kramer, K

    2006-10-01

    Radiotelemetry provides an alternative means of obtaining physiological measurements from conscious and freely moving animals, without introducing stress artefacts. A surgical procedure is described for implanting radiotelemetry transmitters to monitor the electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate (HR) and body temperature (BT) in small goldfish (Carassius auratus; 50-100 g) and Prussian carp (Carassius auratus gibelio; 100 g). This type of transmitter is commonly implanted in freely moving mice. After surgery and a recovery period of 24 h, the ECG, HR and BT were recorded in freely swimming fish within the limitations of the aquarium. PMID:17018217

  4. Metatarsalgia and Morton's Disease: Comparison of Outcomes Between Open Procedure and Neurectomy Versus Percutaneous Metatarsal Osteotomies and Ligament Release With a Minimum of 2 Years of Follow-Up.

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    Bauer, Thomas; Gaumetou, Elodie; Klouche, Shahnaz; Hardy, Philippe; Maffulli, Nicola

    2015-01-01

    The present study compared the clinical results of open neurectomy versus a percutaneous procedure for Morton's disease. This was a retrospective study comparing the functional results after 2 surgical procedures: open neurectomy and a percutaneous procedure (with deep transverse metatarsal ligament release and distal metatarsal osteotomies). The present study included 52 patients (26 in each group), and the mean follow-up period was 4 (range 2 to 7) years. The patient evaluation criteria included the presence of painful symptoms of Morton's disease, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) functional scale score, patient satisfaction, and delay for recovery. Percutaneous treatment of Morton's disease and open neurectomy produced complete relief of pain in 25 of 26 patients in each group. At the latest follow-up visit, the mean AOFAS score had significantly improved from 36 ± 11 preoperatively to a mean of 89 ± 18 (p < .001). After 2 years, the functional improvement obtained with the percutaneous procedure persisted, with a stable AOFAS score (96 ± 10). Persistent metatarsalgia was reported by patients who had undergone open neurectomy, with a significantly decreased AOFAS score (81 ± 21, p = .009). The percutaneous procedure for Morton's disease provided excellent functional outcomes (AOFAS score >90) significantly more often with a shorter delay than after open neurectomy (p = .03). At the latest follow-up visit, metatarsalgia due to plantar hyperpressure or bursitis and requiring plantar orthotics was present in 11 of 26 patients (44%) after open neurectomy and in 1 of 26 patients (4%) after the percutaneous procedure (p = .002). Percutaneous treatment of Morton's disease is a reliable procedure providing results as good as those after open neurectomy, with significantly better outcomes in the longer term and a lower rate of late metatarsalgia. PMID:25481724

  5. [Surgical treatment of epistaxis].

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    Jakubiszyn, J; Kochanowski, B; Rekucki, T

    1999-01-01

    The authors present 17 patients with nose bleeding who had to be treated surgically, because conservative procedures turned out unsuccessful. Causes of bleeding, types of conservative procedures, as well as types of operations are described. Surgical treatment was fully efficacious in 12 patients (70%). PMID:10391038

  6. Assessing the performance characteristics and clinical forces in simulated shape memory bone staple surgical procedure: The significance of SMA material model.

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    Saleeb, A F; Dhakal, B; Owusu-Danquah, J S

    2015-07-01

    This work is focused on the detailed computer simulation of the key stages involved in a shape memory alloy (SMA) osteosynthesis bone stapling procedure. To this end, a recently developed three-dimensional constitutive SMA material model was characterized from test data of three simple uniaxial-isothermal-tension experiments for powder metallurgically processed nickel-rich NiTi (PM/NiTi-P) material. The calibrated model was subsequently used under the complex, thermomechanical loading conditions involved in the surgical procedure using the body-temperature-activated PM/NiTi-P bone staple. Our aim here is to assess the immediate and post-surgical performance characteristics of the stapling operation using the material model. From this study: (1) it was found that adequate compressive forces were developed by the PM/NiTi-P bone staple, with the tendency of this force to even increase under sustained thermal loading due to the intrinsic "inverse relaxation phenomena" in the SMA material, (2) the simulation results correlated well with those from experimental measurements, (3) the body-temperature-activated PM/NiTi-P staple was proved to be clinically viable, providing a stable clamping force needed for speedy coaptation of the fractured bones, and (4) these realistic assessments crucially depend on the use of suitable and comprehensive SMA material models. PMID:25956346

  7. The Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial (CHAT): Rationale, Design, and Challenges of a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating a Standard Surgical Procedure in a Pediatric Population

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    Redline, Susan; Amin, Raouf; Beebe, Dean; Chervin, Ronald D.; Garetz, Susan L.; Giordani, Bruno; Marcus, Carole L.; Moore, Renee H.; Rosen, Carol L.; Arens, Raanan; Gozal, David; Katz, Eliot S.; Mitchell, Ronald B.; Muzumdar, Hiren; Taylor, H.G.; Thomas, Nina; Ellenberg, Susan

    2011-01-01

    Each year, over 500,000 adenotonsillectomies (AT), mostly for the treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are performed in the US in children under 15 years of age. No definitive study, however, has been yet conducted that has rigorously evaluated the effectiveness of AT for not only improving sleep disordered breathing, but also for improving clinically relevant outcomes, such as neurocognitive function, behavior, and quality of life. The Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial (CHAT) was designed to assess neuropsychological and health outcomes in children randomized to receive early AT (eAT) as compared to Watchful Waiting with Supportive Care (WWSC). Important secondary goals of the study are to evaluate outcomes in subgroups defined by obesity and race. This paper addresses key elements in the design and implementation of a controlled trial for a widely used “standard practice” surgical intervention in a pediatric population, that include establishment of standardized data collection procedures across sites for a wide variety of data types, establishment of equipoise, and approaches for minimizing unblinding of selected key personnel. The study framework that was established should provide a useful template for other pediatric controlled studies or other studies that evaluate surgical interventions. Citation: Redline S; Amin R; Beebe D; Chervin RD; Garetz SL; Giordani B; Marcus CL; Moore RH; Rosen CL; Arens R; Gozal D; Katz ES; Mitchell RB; Muzumdar H; Taylor HG; Thomas N; Ellenberg S. The Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial (CHAT): rationale, design, and challenges of a randomized controlled trial evaluating a standard surgical procedure in a pediatric population. SLEEP 2011;34(11):1509-1517. PMID:22043122

  8. Open Source Procedure for Assessment of Loss using Global Earthquake Modelling software (OPAL)

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    Daniell, J. E.

    2011-07-01

    This paper provides a comparison between Earthquake Loss Estimation (ELE) software packages and their application using an "Open Source Procedure for Assessment of Loss using Global Earthquake Modelling software" (OPAL). The OPAL procedure was created to provide a framework for optimisation of a Global Earthquake Modelling process through: 1. overview of current and new components of earthquake loss assessment (vulnerability, hazard, exposure, specific cost, and technology); 2. preliminary research, acquisition, and familiarisation for available ELE software packages; 3. assessment of these software packages in order to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the ELE methods used; and 4. loss analysis for a deterministic earthquake (Mw = 7.2) for the Zeytinburnu district, Istanbul, Turkey, by applying 3 software packages (2 new and 1 existing): a modified displacement-based method based on DBELA (Displacement Based Earthquake Loss Assessment, Crowley et al., 2006), a capacity spectrum based method HAZUS (HAZards United States, FEMA, USA, 2003) and the Norwegian HAZUS-based SELENA (SEismic Loss EstimatioN using a logic tree Approach, Lindholm et al., 2007) software which was adapted for use in order to compare the different processes needed for the production of damage, economic, and social loss estimates. The modified DBELA procedure was found to be more computationally expensive, yet had less variability, indicating the need for multi-tier approaches to global earthquake loss estimation. Similar systems planning and ELE software produced through the OPAL procedure can be applied to worldwide applications, given exposure data.

  9. 40 CFR Appendix E to Part 63 - Monitoring Procedure for Nonthoroughly Mixed Open Biological Treatment Systems at Kraft Pulp...

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    2010-07-01

    ... Mixed Open Biological Treatment Systems at Kraft Pulp Mills Under Unsafe Sampling Conditions E Appendix E to Part 63 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS..., App. E Appendix E to Part 63—Monitoring Procedure for Nonthoroughly Mixed Open Biological...

  10. Surgical wound care - open

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    ... soap with antibacterial chemicals. These can damage the wound tissue and slow healing. Your doctor may also ask you to irrigate, or wash out, your wound: Fill a syringe with salt water or soapy ...

  11. Evaluation of a training course on open vascular surgical techniques in aortoiliac pathology - 5 years of experience

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    STANCU, BOGDAN; BETEG, FLORIN; MIRONIUC, AUREL; MUSTE, AUREL; GHERMAN, CLAUDIA

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The aim of this prospective study was to assess the efficacy of a vascular surgery course (2008–2012), and to verify the viability and the feasibility of vascular anastomoses. Material and method The vascular surgical techniques performed simultaneously on pigs were: enlargement prosthetic angioplasty, abdominal aortic interposition graft and aortoiliac bypass. The endpoints of the study were the surgical skills and the technical quality, assessed on a scale ranging from 1 (satisfactory) to 3 (very good) for our participants. Results A significant improvement in vascular surgical skills tasks was observed during the study years and we also found a significant statistical association between the quality of the suture and the surgical technique used (Kendall coefficient=0.71, p=0.001<0.05). Conclusions Our course contributed to the improvement of the technical vascular surgical skills of the operator teams, reproducing in vivo, in pigs, the intraoperative environment of human patients. PMID:26528071

  12. Management of residual mucogingival defect resulting from the excision of recurrent peripheral ossifying fibroma by periodontal plastic surgical procedure

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    Salaria, Sanjeev Kumar; Gupta, Neha; Bhatia, Vineet; Nayar, Amit

    2015-01-01

    Peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a local gingival reactive lesion, thought to be originating from the superficial periodontal ligament. It is found most often in the anterior maxilla with predilection for females and high recurrence rate. Clinically, the lesion is observed in gingiva or interdental papilla and manifested either as sessile or pedunculated mass which may appear ulcerated or erythematous or exhibit no color difference from the adjacent healthy gingival tissue. The present case report describes the diagnosis, treatment of POF, and immediate management of residual functional and cosmetic mucogingival defect which originated as a sequel of excisional biopsy of recurrent POF by utilizing modification of Grupe and Warren technique (modified laterally displaced flap). Clinical healing was uneventful at 2 weeks, and excellent coverage of residual mucogingival defect without any evidence of recession and or recurrence of POF was observed at surgical site 9 months postoperatively. PMID:26604587

  13. Surgical procedures and postsurgical tissue processing significantly affect expression of genes and EGFR-pathway proteins in colorectal cancer tissue

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    David, Kerstin A.; Unger, Florian T.; Uhlig, Philipp; Juhl, Hartmut; Moore, Helen M.; Compton, Carolyn; Nashan, Björn; Dörner, Arnulf; de Weerth, Andreas; Zornig, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    An understanding of tissue data variability in relation to processing techniques during and postsurgery would be desirable when testing surgical specimens for clinical diagnostics, drug development, or identification of predictive biomarkers. Specimens of normal and colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues removed during colon and liver resection surgery were obtained at the beginning of surgery and postsurgically, tissue was fixed at 10, 20, and 45 minutes. Specimens were analyzed from 50 patients with primary CRC and 43 with intrahepatic metastasis of CRC using a whole genome gene expression array. Additionally, we focused on the epidermal growth factor receptor pathway and quantified proteins and their phosphorylation status in relation to tissue processing timepoints. Gene and protein expression data obtained from colorectal and liver specimens were influenced by tissue handling during surgery and by postsurgical processing time. To obtain reliable expression data, tissue processing for research and diagnostic purposes needs to be highly standardized. PMID:25526028

  14. Relation of Surgical Volume to Outcome in Eight Common Operations

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    Khuri, Shukri F.; Daley, Jennifer; Henderson, William; Hur, Kwan; Hossain, Monir; Soybel, David; Kizer, Kenneth W.; Aust, J. Bradley; Bell, Richard H.; Chong, Vernon; Demakis, John; Fabri, Peter J.; Gibbs, James O.; Grover, Frederick; Hammermeister, Karl; McDonald, Gerald; Passaro, Edward; Phillips, Lloyd; Scamman, Frank; Spencer, Jeannette; Stremple, John F.

    1999-01-01

    Objective To examine, in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the relation between surgical volume and outcome in eight commonly performed operations of intermediate complexity. Summary Background Data In multihospital health care systems such as VHA, consideration is often given to closing low-volume surgical services, with the assumption that better surgical outcomes are achieved in hospitals with larger surgical volumes. Literature data to support this assumption in intermediate-complexity operations are either limited or controversial. Methods The VHA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data on nonruptured abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy, vascular infrainguinal reconstruction, carotid endarterectomy (CEA), lung lobectomy/pneumonectomy, open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy, partial colectomy, and total hip arthroplasty were used. Pearson correlation, analysis of variance, mixed effects hierarchical logistic regression, and automatic interaction detection analysis were used to assess the association of annual procedure/specialty volume with risk-adjusted 30-day death (and stroke in CEA). Results Eight major surgical procedures (68,631 operations) were analyzed. No statistically significant associations between procedure or specialty volume and 30-day mortality rate (or 30-day stroke rate in CEA) were found. Conclusions In VHA hospitals, the procedure and surgical specialty volume in eight prevalent operations of intermediate complexity are not associated with risk-adjusted 30-day mortality rate from these operations, or with the risk-adjusted 30-day stroke rate from CEA. Volume of surgery in these operations should not be used as a surrogate for quality of surgical care. PMID:10493488

  15. The Effect of Medicaid Expansion in New York State on Use of Subspecialty Surgical Procedures by Medicaid Beneficiaries and the Uninsured

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    Giladi, Aviram M; Aliu, Oluseyi; Chung, Kevin C

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Understanding the benefits of Medicaid is crucial as states decide whether to expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We used the 2001 Medicaid expansion in New York to evaluate changes in use by Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured of breast cancer reconstruction, panniculectomy, and lower-extremity trauma management. METHODS Data for all patients 19 to 64 years old having undergone the selected procedures between 1998 and 2006 were obtained from the State Inpatient Database. We used an interrupted time series using variance weighted least squares regression to evaluate the effect of Medicaid expansion on the probability that Medicaid beneficiaries or uninsured patients received the procedures. We also determined the predicted use had there been no expansion. New York Census data were used for population-adjusted case-volume calculations. RESULTS Likelihood of Medicaid as the primary payer increased significantly after expansion, 0.34% per quarter (95% CI, 0.28–0.40), without a decrease in uninsured patients receiving these procedures. This resulted in a 7.2% increase in the proportion of Medicaid beneficiaries receiving these procedures, an additional 1.9 Medicaid cases per quarter per 100,000 New York residents. In subgroup analysis, the proportion of Medicaid beneficiaries increased for breast reconstruction (0.28% per quarter; 95% CI, 0.21–0.35) and panniculectomy (0.19% per quarter; 95% CI, 0.1–0.28) without a decrease for the uninsured. Lower-extremity trauma procedures had a decreasing trend in use by uninsured patients with a slight increase for Medicaid beneficiaries (not significant). CONCLUSIONS Subspecialty surgeons responded to expansion by increasing volume of procedures for Medicaid beneficiaries. This occurred without decline in care for the uninsured, suggesting that Medicaid expansion resulted in increased access for underserved patients. Although more patients received needed care once they had coverage, subgroup analysis identified persistence of additional barriers to use of certain surgical services. PMID:24661853

  16. Surgical Lasers In Gynecology

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    Schellhas, Helmut F.; Barnes, Alfonso E.

    1982-12-01

    Multipurpose surgical CO2 lasers marketed in the USA have been developed to be applicable to a variety of surgical procedures in many surgical fields. They are all suited for endoscopic surgical procedures and can be fitted to all standard surgical microscopes. They all can adjust the focal length of the laser beam to the different standard focal lengths of the surgical microscope which for instance in laryngoscopy is 400 mm and in colposcopy 300 mm. One laser instrument can even change the spot size in a given focal distance which is very advantageous for some microsurgical procedures (Merrimack Laboratories 820). All multipurpose surgical CO2 laser systems provide a multi-articulated surgical arm for free-hand surgery. The surgical arms are cumbersome to use but they are adapted to the surgeons needs with ingenuity. The practicality of the multi-articulated surgical arms depends mostly on the distance of the handpiece from the surgical console which now is also overbridged by the laser tube in most surgical laser system. The spot size of the beam is variable in most handpieces by interchangeable lenses which modify the focal distance of the beam and the power density. Another common feature in all systems is a coaxial He-Ne pilot light which provides a red spot which unfortunately becomes invisible in a bleeding surgical field. Most surgical laser systems have a spacial mode of TEM 00 which is essential for incisional surgery. The continuous mode of beam delivery is used for incisional surgery and also for most endoscopic procedures.

  17. [Surgical smoke: risks and preventive measures].

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    Carbajo-Rodríguez, Hilario; Aguayo-Albasini, José Luis; Soria-Aledo, Víctor; García-López, Concepción

    2009-05-01

    The application of the advanced technologies in medicine has led to the appearance of new risk factors for health personnel. One of these could be the surgical smoke produced by electrosurgical instruments, ultrasounds or laser. However, there is still insufficient evidence in the published population studies on the detrimental effects of chronic exposure to surgical smoke. The main concern on the possible damage to the health of operating room staff is mainly based on the components currently detected until the date and laboratory experiments. Caution must also be used when extrapolating the results of in vitro studies to daily clinical practice. The organisations responsible for protecting the health of the workers in different countries have still not issued guidelines for the treatment and removal of the surgical smoke generated in both open and laparoscopic procedures. In this article we try to present a view of the consequences that surgical smoke has on health and the preventive measures that can be adopted. PMID:19376504

  18. Successful Outcome of Modified Quad Surgical Procedure in Preteen and Teen Patients with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy

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    Nath, Rahul K.; Somasundaram, Chandra

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the outcome of modified Quad procedure in preteen and teen patients with brachial plexus birth palsy. Background: We have previously demonstrated a significant improvement in shoulder abduction, resulting from the modified Quad procedure in children (mean age 2.5 years; range, 0.5–9 years) with obstetric brachial plexus injury. Methods: We describe in this report the outcome of 16 patients (6 girls and 10 boys; 7 preteen and 9 teen) who have undergone the modified Quad procedure for the correction of the shoulder function, specifically abduction. The patients underwent transfer of the latissimus dorsi and teres major muscles, release of contractures of subscapularis pectoralis major and minor, and axillary nerve decompression and neurolysis (the modified Quad procedure). Mean age of these patients at surgery was 13.5 years (range, 10.1–17.9 years). Results: The mean preoperative total Mallet score was 14.8 (range, 10–20), and active abduction was 84° (range, 20°–140°). At a mean follow-up of 1.5 years, the mean postoperative total Mallet score increased to 19.7 (range, 13–25, P < .0001), and the mean active abduction improved to 132° (range, 40°–180°, P < .0003). Conclusion: The modified Quad procedure greatly improves not only the active abduction but also other shoulder functions in preteen and teen patients, as this outcome is the combined result of decompression and neurolysis of the axillary nerve and the release of the contracted internal rotators of the shoulder. PMID:23308301

  19. The use of dermatomal evoked responses during surgical procedures that use intrapedicular fixation of the lumbosacral spine.

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    Toleikis, J R; Carlvin, A O; Shapiro, D E; Schafer, M F

    1993-12-01

    Monitoring of electrophysiologic function during intrapedicular fixation of the lumbosacral spine can be useful because this fixation technique has been associated with a significant number of postoperative radicular complications. Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) traditionally have been used to monitor neurologic function during spinal instrumentation procedures. A case is presented of an intrapedicular fixation procedure that was monitored with SEPs and that resulted in false-negative SEP findings. This result suggests that SEPs may not be a sensitive enough monitoring tool for detecting compromise of single root function, and as a result, other monitoring techniques should be used. Dermatomal somatosensory evoked potentials (DSEPs) have been reported to be useful in this regard. To test their usefulness, 81 lumbosacral intrapedicular fixation procedures were monitored with DSEPs. Repeatable responses were obtained from all but one of the patients. The responses were sensitive to the compromise of root function. Predictions of postoperative outcome were dependent only on the responses at closing and not on changes that occurred during surgery. PMID:8303440

  20. Open-label clinical trial comparing the clinical and economic effectiveness of using a polyurethane film surgical dressing with gauze surgical dressings in the care of post-operative surgical wounds.

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    Arroyo, Ana Abejón; Casanova, Pabló López; Soriano, José Verdú; Torra I Bou, Joan-Enric

    2015-06-01

    Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common postoperative complication and can cause avoidable morbidity and excessive costs for the health service. Novel dressings, designed specifically for postoperative wounds, can help to reduce the risk of SSI and other complications such as blistering. This study compared the use of a new polyurethane film surgical dressing (Opsite Post-Op Visible, Smith & Nephew, Hull, UK) with gauze and tape in the management of postoperative wounds. The results show that the polyurethane film dressing results in a significant reduction in SSI (1·4% versus 6·6%, P = 0·006) as well as a reduction in other postoperative wound complications (e.g. blistering and erythema). Economic analysis conducted alongside the study suggests that these improved outcomes can be achieved at a lower treatment cost than gauze and tape dressings. The modest incremental cost of the polyurethane film surgical dressing is easily offset by the reduction in the costs related to treating SSI and other wound complications associated with gauze and tape dressings. PMID:23742125

  1. Surgical treatment of large median incisional hernia using the prosthetic mesh introduced behind the rectus abdominis muscle sheath procedure (Rives-Stoppa procedure)

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    Gangură, AG; Palade, RŞ

    2014-01-01

    Abstract A number of 77 large incisional hernias located on the midline of the abdomen were operated following Rives-Stoppa procedure, in a period of five years (2006-2011), in the Surgery Clinic I of the University Hospital Bucharest. The characteristics of the study group were mean age - 62 years, predominance of females - 63 cases (82%), the rate of obesity - 26 observations (34%). Immediate postoperative morbidity was represented by (no. cases): thrombophlebitis (3), prolonged postoperative ileus (6), seroma (12) extended hematic drainage (5), hematoma (4). There were no fatalities. Late postoperative morbidity (no. cases) registered granulomas (4) and recurrence (2). We obtained good and very good results in 71 cases (92%). PMID:25408767

  2. Flexible delivery of Er:YAG radiation at 2.94 µm with negative curvature silica glass fibers: a new solution for minimally invasive surgical procedures

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    Urich, A.; Maier, R. R. J.; Yu, Fei; Knight, J. C.; Hand, D. P.; Shephard, J. D.

    2012-01-01

    We present the delivery of high energy microsecond pulses through a hollow-core negative-curvature fiber at 2.94 µm. The energy densities delivered far exceed those required for biological tissue manipulation and are of the order of 2300 J/cm2. Tissue ablation was demonstrated on hard and soft tissue in dry and aqueous conditions with no detrimental effects to the fiber or catastrophic damage to the end facets. The energy is guided in a well confined single mode allowing for a small and controllable focused spot delivered flexibly to the point of operation. Hence, a mechanically and chemically robust alternative to the existing Er:YAG delivery systems is proposed which paves the way for new routes for minimally invasive surgical laser procedures. PMID:23413120

  3. Flexible delivery of Er:YAG radiation at 2.94 µm with negative curvature silica glass fibers: a new solution for minimally invasive surgical procedures.

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    Urich, A; Maier, R R J; Yu, Fei; Knight, J C; Hand, D P; Shephard, J D

    2013-02-01

    We present the delivery of high energy microsecond pulses through a hollow-core negative-curvature fiber at 2.94 µm. The energy densities delivered far exceed those required for biological tissue manipulation and are of the order of 2300 J/cm(2). Tissue ablation was demonstrated on hard and soft tissue in dry and aqueous conditions with no detrimental effects to the fiber or catastrophic damage to the end facets. The energy is guided in a well confined single mode allowing for a small and controllable focused spot delivered flexibly to the point of operation. Hence, a mechanically and chemically robust alternative to the existing Er:YAG delivery systems is proposed which paves the way for new routes for minimally invasive surgical laser procedures. PMID:23413120

  4. NASPE expert consensus document: use of i.v. (conscious) sedation/analgesia by nonanesthesia personnel in patients undergoing arrhythmia specific diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures.

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    Bubien, R S; Fisher, J D; Gentzel, J A; Murphy, E K; Irwin, M E; Shea, J B; Dick, M; Ching, E; Wilkoff, B L; Benditt, D G

    1998-02-01

    Use of IV (Conscious) Sedation/Analgesia by Nonanesthesia Personnel in Patients Undergoing Arrhythmia Specific Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Procedures. This article is intended to inform practitioners, payers, and other interested parties of the opinion of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE) concerning evolving areas of clinical practice or technologies or both, that are widely available or are new to the practice community. Expert consensus documents are so designated because the evidence base and experience with the technology or clinical practice are not yet sufficiently well developed, or rigorously controlled trials are not yet available that would support a more definitive statement. This article has been endorsed by the American College of Cardiology, October 1997. PMID:9507538

  5. Comparison between three mini-sling surgical procedures and the traditional transobturator vaginal tape technique for female stress urinary incontinence

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    LEANZA, V.; INTAGLIATA, E.; LEANZA, A.; FERLA, F.; LEANZA, G.; VECCHIO, R.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To compare mini-sling and traditional tension-free operations for female stress urinary incontinence. Study design A systematic review of articles in the Literature published between 2002 and 2012, was conducted. A Pubmed search was performed. Primary outcomes were subjective and objective cure rates at 12 months comparing the three single-incision mini-slings techniques (TVT-Secur, MiniArc and Monarc systems) with the standard mid-urethral sling procedure TOT (Transobturator Vaginal Tape). Secondary outcomes included peri-operative (vaginal and/or bladder perforation, urine retention, urinary tract infection, bleeding, pain) and post-operative (mesh exposure, de novo urgency, and dyspareunia) complications. Results In term of objective cure rate at 12 month after surgery, it is evident that TOT at first, and MiniArc are the most effective procedures. The incidence of post-operative urgency and UTI was lower in TOT technique, while vaginal perforation was described in equal frequency both in TOT and in MiniArc procedures. The advantages of the three above described mini-invasive techniques seem to consist into lower cases of urinary retention, pain and bleeding. Furthermore, bladder perforation and bleeding are not described in the Literature for TVT-Secur and Monarc systems. Conclusions Some single-incision slings look promising and as effective as conventional sub-urethral slings at short term evaluation. However, at this moment a clear statement in favor of the widespread use of single-incision slings cannot be made. More studies must define the efficacy of these techniques. PMID:24841685

  6. One-Step Surgical Procedure for the Treatment of Osteochondral Defects with Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in a Caprine Knee Defect: A Pilot Study

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    Jurgens, Wouter J.F.M.; Kroeze, Robert Jan; Zandieh-Doulabi, Behrouz; van Dijk, Annemieke; Renders, Greetje A.P.; Smit, Theo H.; van Milligen, Florine J.; Ritt, Marco J.P.F.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Regenerative therapies offer attractive alternatives for the treatment of osteochondral defects. Adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells allow the development of one-step surgical procedures by their abundant availability and high frequency. In this pilot study we evaluated the in vivo safety, feasibility, and efficacy of this concept using scaffolds seeded with freshly isolated (SVF) or cultured adipose stem cells (ASCs), and compared these to their acellular counterparts. Osteochondral defects were created in medial condyles and trochlear grooves in knees of eight goats. Defects were filled with acellular collagen I/III scaffolds or scaffolds seeded with SVF cells or cultured ASCs. Osteochondral regeneration was evaluated after 1 and 4 months by macroscopy, immunohistochemistry, biomechanical analysis, microCT analysis, and biochemistry. After 1 month, no adverse effects were noted. Microscopic, but not macroscopic evaluation showed considerable yet not significant differences, with cell-loaded constructs showing more extensive regeneration. After 4 months, acellular constructs displayed increased regeneration, however, to a lesser degree than cell-treated constructs. The latter exhibited more extensive collagen type II, hyaline-like cartilage, and higher elastic moduli, and their glycosaminoglycan content in the cartilaginous layer better approached native tissue values. Moreover, their defect regions contained higher levels of regenerated, mature subchondral bone with more intense collagen type I staining. SVF cells tended to perform best on all parameters. In summary, this pilot study demonstrated the preclinical safety and feasibility of a one-step surgical procedure for osteochondral defect regeneration. Similar regeneration was found between freshly isolated SVF cells and cultured ASCs. Larger studies with longer follow-up are required to substantiate these findings. PMID:23914338

  7. Comparative clinical study of the effect of LLLT in the immediate and late treatments of hypoesthesia due to surgical procedures

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    Ladalardo, Thereza C.; Brugnera, Aldo, Jr.; Pinheiro, Antonio L. B.; Castanho Garrini, Ana E.; Bologna, Elisangela D.; Takamoto, Marcia; Siqueira, Jose T.; Dias, Pedro; Campos, Roberto A. d. C.

    2002-06-01

    We evaluated the effect of LLLT in 68 patients who presented hypoesthesia due to odontological surgery procedures: dental implant surgeries (N=51); extraction of impacted lower third molars (N=10); endodontics in lower first molars (N=7). Lesions treated within 30 days after the nerve injury had occurred were part of the immediate group, and lesions with more than 30 days from the occurrence of the injury were part of the late group. Treatments were carried out with an infrared diode laser of 40 mW-830nm, continuous wave emission, spot size 3 mm2, and a total dosage of 18 joules per session in a contact mode of application, 20 sessions altogether. The efficacy of laser therapy in peripheral nerve regeneration is also related to the degree of the peripheral nerve lesion, and not only to the lesion duration. LLLT resulted in neurosensory functional improvement in both immediate and late treatments of hypoesthesia.

  8. Surgical management of male infertility: an update

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    Velasquez, Monica

    2014-01-01

    Male factor infertility is common, affecting 7% of the total population and up to half of couples who are trying to conceive. Various surgical and reconstructive options allow biological paternity depending on the etiology of the male factor issues. This article describes historical treatments and newer approaches, discussing the role for traditional open surgery, microsurgery and robotic surgery, as well as interventional radiologic procedures in the management of male infertility. PMID:26816754

  9. Surgical Instrument Restraint in Weightlessness

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    Campbell, Mark R.; Dawson, David L.; Melton, Shannon; Hooker, Dona; Cantu, Hilda

    2000-01-01

    Performing a surgical procedure during spaceflight will become more likely with longer duration missions in the near future. Minimal surgical capability has been present on previous missions as the definitive medical care time was short and the likelihood of surgical events too low to justify surgical hardware availability. Early demonstrations of surgical procedures in the weightlessness of parabolic flight indicated the need for careful logistical planning and restraint of surgical hardware. The consideration of human ergonomics also has more impact in weightlessness than in the conventionall-g environment. Three methods of surgical instrument restraint - a Minor Surgical Kit (MSK), a Surgical Restraint Scrub Suit (SRSS), and a Surgical Tray (ST) were evaluated in parabolic flight surgical procedures. The Minor Surgical Kit was easily stored, easily deployed, and demonstrated the best ability to facilitate a surgical procedure in weightlessness. Important factors in this surgical restraint system include excellent organization of supplies, ability to maintain sterility, accessibility while providing secure restraint, ability to dispose of sharp items and biological trash, and ergonomical efficiency.

  10. Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants

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    ... term reinforcement to the repair site. As the material degrades, new tissue growth is intended to provide strength to the repair. Surgical mesh can be used for urogynecologic procedures, including repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence ( ...

  11. 40 CFR Appendix E to Part 63 - Monitoring Procedure for Nonthoroughly Mixed Open Biological Treatment Systems at Kraft Pulp...

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    2014-07-01

    ... Mixed Open Biological Treatment Systems at Kraft Pulp Mills Under Unsafe Sampling Conditions E Appendix... Systems at Kraft Pulp Mills Under Unsafe Sampling Conditions I. Purpose This procedure is required to be... ratio of internal recirculation between the zones. The number of zones and the above characterization...

  12. 40 CFR Appendix E to Part 63 - Monitoring Procedure for Nonthoroughly Mixed Open Biological Treatment Systems at Kraft Pulp...

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 15 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Monitoring Procedure for Nonthoroughly Mixed Open Biological Treatment Systems at Kraft Pulp Mills Under Unsafe Sampling Conditions E Appendix E to Part 63 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS...

  13. Risk Factors for Survival following Open Surgical Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A 13-Year Experience

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    Ozen, Anil; Hanedan, Muhammet Onur; Songur, Çetin Murat; Boysan, Emre; Unal, Ertekin Utku; Mola, Serkan; Erkengel, Halil Ibrahim; Kubat, Emre; Iscan, Zafer; Tutun, Ufuk; Sar?tas, Ahmet; Birincioglu, Cemal Levent

    2015-01-01

    Background: Surgical treatment of a ruptured abdominal aorta aneurysm (RAAA) continues to present a significant challenge to surgeons. There are some patient factors such as age and gender that cannot be changed, and comorbid conditions can be optimized but not eliminated. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors affecting high mortality after the surgical repair of an RAAA. Methods: Data on 121 patients who underwent surgical repair for RAAAs between January 1997 and June 2011 in our institution were collected retrospectively. All the patients had been diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) scans, and intraoperative extra-luminal blood was visualized intraoperatively. Variables studied comprised demographic data; preoperative, operative, and postoperative data; and the causes of mortality. Multivariate regression analysis was used to determine the predictors of mortality. Results: One hundred eight (89.2%) patients were male and 13 (10.7%) were female at an average age of 68.9 ± 10.5 years. Totally, 121 patients underwent surgery for RAAAs. Fifty-four patients had aortic tube grafts, 32 aortobiiliac grafts, 20 aortobifemoral grafts, 1 aortoiliac graft, and 1 aortofemoral graft for the replacement of the RAAAs. Seven patients had only surgical exploration. Operative mortality was 41.3% (50 patients). The factors associated with mortality were preoperative shock, free blood, positive inotropic agent, hematocrit value, and need for blood and plasma. In the multivariate analysis, preoperative shock and positive inotropic agents were found to be significant as the predictors of death (OR: 19.8, 95%CI: 3.2-122.8 and OR: 8.6, 95% CI: 2.9-26.3, respectively). Conclusion: This study revealed that the preoperative clinical findings affected the mortality associated with RAAAs. PMID:26697083

  14. Protocol for the surgical and large bore procedures in malignant pleural mesothelioma and radiotherapy trial (SMART Trial): an RCT evaluating whether prophylactic radiotherapy reduces the incidence of procedure tract metastases

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    Clive, Amelia O; Wilson, Paula; Taylor, Hazel; Morley, Anna J; de Winton, Emma; Panakis, Niki; Rahman, Najib; Pepperell, Justin; Howell, Timothy; Batchelor, Timothy J P; Jordan, Nikki; Lee, Y C Gary; Dobson, Lee; Maskell, Nick A

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) may develop painful ‘procedure tract metastasis’ (PTM) at the site of previous pleural interventions. Prophylactic radiotherapy has been used to minimise this complication; however, three small randomised trials have shown conflicting results regarding its effectiveness. The surgical and large bore procedures in malignant pleural mesothelioma and radiotherapy trial (SMART Trial) is a suitably powered, multicentre, randomised controlled trial, designed to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic radiotherapy within 42 days of pleural instrumentation in preventing the development of PTM in MPM. Methods and analysis 203 patients with a histocytologically proven diagnosis of MPM, who have undergone a large bore pleural intervention (thoracic surgery, large bore chest drain, indwelling pleural catheter or local anaesthetic thoracoscopy) in the previous 35 days, will be recruited from UK hospitals. Patients will be randomised (1:1) to receive immediate radiotherapy (21 Gy in 3 fractions over 3 working days within 42 days of the pleural intervention) or deferred radiotherapy (21 Gy in 3 fractions over 3 working days given if a PTM develops). Patients will be followed up for 12 months. The primary outcome measure is the rate of PTM until death or 12 months (whichever is sooner), as defined by the presence of a clinically palpable nodule of at least 1 cm diameter felt within 7 cm of the margins of the procedure site as confirmed by two assessors. Secondary outcome measures include chest pain, quality of life, analgaesic requirements, healthcare utilisation and safety (including radiotherapy toxicity). Ethics and dissemination The trial has received ethical approval from the Southampton B Research Ethics Committee (11/SC/0408). There is a Trial Steering Committee, including independent members and a patient and public representative. The trial results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal and presented at international conferences. Trial registration number ISRCTN72767336. PMID:25575875

  15. In Situ and Home Care Nasopharyngeal Intubation Improves Respiratory Condition and Prevents Surgical Procedures in Early Infancy of Severe Cases of Robin Sequence

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    Drago Marquezini Salmen, Isabel Cristina; Lazarini Marques, Ilza

    2015-01-01

    Aim. To evaluate the clinical outcome of infants with Robin Sequence (RS) and severe respiratory obstruction managed with nasopharyngeal intubation (NPI). Methods. This prospective study was conducted with 107 infants with RS admitted to the Hospital for Craniofacial Anomalies of the University of São Paulo (HRAC-USP), from July 2003 to June 2010, diagnosed with severe RS and treated with NPI. The infants were followed up for the first year of life. Clinical findings, morbidity, and mortality were recorded. Results. Of the 223 infants with RS admitted to the hospital in the period studied, 149 were diagnosed with severe respiratory distress and 107 (71.81%) matched all the inclusion criteria. Of those, 78 (73%) presented Isolated Robin Sequence and 29 (27%) presented other syndromes or anomalies associated with RS. NPI treatment lasted an average of 57 days and the mean hospitalization time was 18 days. Although all infants presented feeding difficulties, 85% were fed orally and only 15% underwent gastrostomy. Morbidity was 14% and no deaths occurred. Conclusions. The children treated with the RS treatment protocol adopted at the HRAC-USP had improved respiratory and feeding difficulties, required a shorter hospitalization time, and presented low morbidity and mortality during the first year of life. The general outcome prevented surgical procedures in early infancy. PMID:26273635

  16. Surgical outcomes of mini-open Wiltse approach and conventional open approach in patients with single-segment thoracolumbar fractures without neurologic injury

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    Li, Haijun; Yang, Lei; Xie, Hao; Yu, Lipeng; Wei, Haifeng; Cao, Xiaojian

    2015-01-01

    Abstract This study aimed to introduce a novel mini-open pedicle screw fixation technique via Wiltse approach, and compared it with the traditional posterior open method. A total of 72 cases of single-segment thoracolumbar fractures without neurologic injury underwent pedicle screw fixation via two different approaches. Among them, 37 patients were treated using posterior open surgery, and 35 patients received mini-open operation via Wiltse approach. Crew placement accuracy rate, operative time, blood loss, postoperative drainage, postoperative hospitalization time, radiation exposure time, postoperative improvement in R value, Cobb's angle and visual analog scale (VAS) scores of the two methods were compared. There were no significant differences in the accuracy rate of pedicle screw placement, radiation exposure and postoperative R value and Cobb's angle improvement between the two groups. However, the mini-open method had obvious advantages over the conventional open method in operative time, blood loss, postoperative drainage, postoperative hospitalization time, and postoperative improvement in VAS. The mini-open pedicle screw technique could be applied in treatment of single-segment thoracolumbar fracture without neurologic injury and had advantages of less tissue trauma, short operative and rehabilitative time on the premise of guaranteed accuracy rate and no increased radiation exposure. PMID:25745479

  17. Surgical Procedures for Vestibular Dysfunction

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  18. Conscious sedation for surgical procedures

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    Anesthesia - conscious ... have, what medicines you are taking, and what anesthesia or sedation you have had before. You may ... M. Intravenous anesthetics. In: Miller RD, ed. Miller's Anesthesia . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap ...

  19. Prone split-leg position to manage encrusted ureteral stents in a single-stage procedure in women: Step-by-step surgical technique.

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    Marchini, Giovanni Scala; Torricelli, Fábio César Miranda; Mazzucchi, Eduardo; Srougi, Miguel; Monga, Manoj

    2015-01-01

    The management of encrusted ureteral stents is costly, time consuming and may be risky for the patient and challenging for the urologist. Treatment modalities for encrusted stents include extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, cystolithopaxy, rigid or flexible ureteroscopy with intracorporeal lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, open surgery, and a combination of those methods. In this study we describe the management of severe forgotten encrusted ureteral stents in 3 female patients using a prone split-leg position. This position allows us to effectively treat any site and degree of stent encrustation in a single-session approach with the patient in the same position during the whole procedure. All patients were rendered stent and stone free. No complications occurred. PMID:26279723

  20. Prone split-leg position to manage encrusted ureteral stents in a single-stage procedure in women: Step-by-step surgical technique

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    Marchini, Giovanni Scala; Torricelli, Fábio César Miranda; Mazzucchi, Eduardo; Srougi, Miguel; Monga, Manoj

    2015-01-01

    The management of encrusted ureteral stents is costly, time consuming and may be risky for the patient and challenging for the urologist. Treatment modalities for encrusted stents include extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, cystolithopaxy, rigid or flexible ureteroscopy with intracorporeal lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, open surgery, and a combination of those methods. In this study we describe the management of severe forgotten encrusted ureteral stents in 3 female patients using a prone split-leg position. This position allows us to effectively treat any site and degree of stent encrustation in a single-session approach with the patient in the same position during the whole procedure. All patients were rendered stent and stone free. No complications occurred. PMID:26279723

  1. Laparoscopic vs open partial colectomy in elderly patients: Insights from the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database

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    Kannan, Umashankkar; Reddy, Vemuru Sunil K; Mukerji, Amar N; Parithivel, Vellore S; Shah, Ajay K; Gilchrist, Brian F; Farkas, Daniel T

    2015-01-01

    AIM: To compare the outcomes between the laparoscopic and open approaches for partial colectomy in elderly patients aged 65 years and over using the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. METHODS: The ACS NSQIP database for the years 2005-2011 was queried for all patients 65 years and above who underwent partial colectomy. 1:1 propensity score matching using the nearest- neighbor method was performed to ensure both groups had similar pre-operative comorbidities. Outcomes including post-operative complications, length of stay and mortality were compared between the laparoscopic and open groups. ?2 and Fisher’s exact test were used for discrete variables and Student’s t-test for continuous variables. P < 0.05 was considered significant and odds ratios with 95%CI were reported when applicable. RESULTS: The total number of patients in the ACS NSQIP database of the years 2005-2011 was 1777035. We identified 27604 elderly patients who underwent partial colectomy with complete data sets. 12009 (43%) of the cases were done laparoscopically and 15595 (57%) were done with open. After propensity score matching, there were 11008 patients each in the laparoscopic (LC) and open colectomy (OC) cohorts. The laparoscopic approach had lower post-operative complications (LC 15.2%, OC 23.8%, P < 0.001), shorter length of stay (LC 6.61 d, OC 9.62 d, P < 0.001) and lower mortality (LC 1.6%, OC 2.9%, P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Even after propensity score matching, elderly patients in the ACS NSQIP database having a laparoscopic partial colectomy had better outcomes than those having open colectomies. In the absence of specific contraindications, elderly patients requiring a partial colectomy should be offered the laparoscopic approach. PMID:26668508

  2. Minimally invasive procedures

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    Baltayiannis, Nikolaos; Michail, Chandrinos; Lazaridis, George; Anagnostopoulos, Dimitrios; Baka, Sofia; Mpoukovinas, Ioannis; Karavasilis, Vasilis; Lampaki, Sofia; Papaiwannou, Antonis; Karavergou, Anastasia; Kioumis, Ioannis; Pitsiou, Georgia; Katsikogiannis, Nikolaos; Tsakiridis, Kosmas; Rapti, Aggeliki; Trakada, Georgia; Zissimopoulos, Athanasios; Zarogoulidis, Konstantinos

    2015-01-01

    Minimally invasive procedures, which include laparoscopic surgery, use state-of-the-art technology to reduce the damage to human tissue when performing surgery. Minimally invasive procedures require small “ports” from which the surgeon inserts thin tubes called trocars. Carbon dioxide gas may be used to inflate the area, creating a space between the internal organs and the skin. Then a miniature camera (usually a laparoscope or endoscope) is placed through one of the trocars so the surgical team can view the procedure as a magnified image on video monitors in the operating room. Specialized equipment is inserted through the trocars based on the type of surgery. There are some advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures that can be performed almost exclusively through a single point of entry—meaning only one small incision, like the “uniport” video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Not only do these procedures usually provide equivalent outcomes to traditional “open” surgery (which sometimes require a large incision), but minimally invasive procedures (using small incisions) may offer significant benefits as well: (I) faster recovery; (II) the patient remains for less days hospitalized; (III) less scarring and (IV) less pain. In our current mini review we will present the minimally invasive procedures for thoracic surgery. PMID:25861610

  3. Minimally invasive procedures.

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    Baltayiannis, Nikolaos; Michail, Chandrinos; Lazaridis, George; Anagnostopoulos, Dimitrios; Baka, Sofia; Mpoukovinas, Ioannis; Karavasilis, Vasilis; Lampaki, Sofia; Papaiwannou, Antonis; Karavergou, Anastasia; Kioumis, Ioannis; Pitsiou, Georgia; Katsikogiannis, Nikolaos; Tsakiridis, Kosmas; Rapti, Aggeliki; Trakada, Georgia; Zissimopoulos, Athanasios; Zarogoulidis, Konstantinos; Zarogoulidis, Paul

    2015-03-01

    Minimally invasive procedures, which include laparoscopic surgery, use state-of-the-art technology to reduce the damage to human tissue when performing surgery. Minimally invasive procedures require small "ports" from which the surgeon inserts thin tubes called trocars. Carbon dioxide gas may be used to inflate the area, creating a space between the internal organs and the skin. Then a miniature camera (usually a laparoscope or endoscope) is placed through one of the trocars so the surgical team can view the procedure as a magnified image on video monitors in the operating room. Specialized equipment is inserted through the trocars based on the type of surgery. There are some advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures that can be performed almost exclusively through a single point of entry-meaning only one small incision, like the "uniport" video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Not only do these procedures usually provide equivalent outcomes to traditional "open" surgery (which sometimes require a large incision), but minimally invasive procedures (using small incisions) may offer significant benefits as well: (I) faster recovery; (II) the patient remains for less days hospitalized; (III) less scarring and (IV) less pain. In our current mini review we will present the minimally invasive procedures for thoracic surgery. PMID:25861610

  4. Combined Lacrimal Passage Probing and Tobramycin/Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Ointment Infiltration: A Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure for Incomplete Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction.

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    Xu, Jianjiang; Hong, Jiaxu; Sun, Xinghuai; Liu, Zuguo; Mashaghi, Alireza; Inomata, Takenori; Lu, Yi; Li, Yimin; Wu, Dan; Yang, Yujing; Wei, Anji; Zhao, Yujin; Lu, Chun

    2015-09-01

    The optimal treatment strategy for an incomplete nasolacrimal duct obstruction (INDO) is still being debated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment results of combined lacrimal passage probing and tobramycin/dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment infiltration (PIO, Probing and Injection) for INDO.In this retrospective, noncomparative case series, 397 consecutive adult patients with INDO treated at Shanghai Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital were enrolled. Records of the patients were reviewed. With the help of a modified 23-gauge lacrimal cannula, the PIO surgery was performed for the INDO-identified patients. The main outcome measures were resolution of tearing and complications. The relationship between successful outcome and clinical characteristics was analyzed.The surgery was performed successfully in all of the enrolled cases. No intraoperative complications were found in the procedure. The average follow-up time was 7.9 months. Three hundred patients (75.6%) experienced complete resolution of their symptoms after the surgery. Ninety-seven patients (24.4%) showed a partial improvement (1.8%), no improvement (18.4%), or a worsening of symptoms (4.3%). Of the 97 surgical-failure patients, 90 required silicone intubation or external dacryocystorhinostomy, and 94% were finally resolved. The most common postoperative complications were mild nasal bleeding in 41 patients, drug residues in 12 patients (6 developed the complete obstruction), and a slit punctum in 8 patients. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that unilateral eye onset, not having a discharge at baseline, and not having postoperative drug residues were significant factors determining successful outcome.The PIO surgery is an effective, safe, timesaving, easy-to-perform, and minimally invasive technique for treating INDO. PMID:26356711

  5. Multiscale Surgical Telerobots

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    Miles, R R; Seward, K P; Benett, W J; Tendick, F; Bentley, L; Stephan, P L

    2002-01-23

    A project was undertaken to improve robotic surgical tools for telerobotic minimally invasive surgery. The major objectives were to reduce the size of the tools to permit new surgical procedures in confined spaces such as the heart and to improve control of surgical tools by locating positional sensors and actuators at the end effector rather than external to the patient as is currently the state of the technology. A new compact end-effector with wrist-like flexibility was designed. Positional sensors based on MEMS microfabrication techniques were designed.

  6. [Surgical devices].

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    Ruhin, B; Zamojciowna, N; Louvel, B; Goudot, P

    2011-02-01

    Surgical devices mean the whole surgical department i.e., working space, useful tools for its good process and respect of its rules for the users. That working space obeys to strict rules relating to its conception, its building or the behaviour of people in that space. Working tools (furniture, material and surgical tools) have to respect requirements of the surgical team and the patients. The local rules respect will warrant optimal quality and efficiency. We will successively present architectural imperative rules and will detail arrangement of the surgeons preparing room and the real surgical space. PMID:21276996

  7. Comparative Effectiveness of Two Ultrasound-Guided Regional Block Techniques for Surgical Anesthesia in Open Unilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair.

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    Steffel, Lauren; Kim, T Edward; Howard, Steven K; Ly, Daphne P; Kou, Alex; King, Robert; Mariano, Edward R

    2016-01-01

    Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric (II/IH) nerve blocks have been described as analgesic adjuncts for inguinal hernia repair, but the efficacy of these techniques in providing intraoperative anesthesia, either individually or together, is not known. We designed this retrospective cohort study to test the hypothesis that combining TAP and II/IH nerve blocks ("double TAP" technique) results in greater accordance between the preoperative anesthetic plan and actual anesthetic technique provided when compared to TAP alone. Based on this study, double TAP may be preferred for patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair who wish to avoid general anesthesia. PMID:26614794

  8. Comparison of open surgical discectomy versus plasma-laser nucleoplasty in patients with single lumbar disc herniation

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    Abrishamkar, Saeid; Kouchakzadeh, Masih; Mirhosseini, Ahmad; Tabesh, Homayoun; Rezvani, Majid; Moayednia, Amir; Ganjeifar, Babak; Mahabadi, Amir; Yousefi, Elham; Kooshki, Ali Mehrabi

    2015-01-01

    Background: Intervertebral disc herniation is a major cause of low back pain. Several treatment methods are available for lumbar disc herniation including Chemonucleolysis, open surgery, nucleoplasty, laser disc decompression, and intradiscal electrothermal therapy. The high prevalence of lumbar disc herniation necessitates a minimally invasive yet effective treatment method. In this study, we compared the outcomes of open surgery and nucleoplasty method in patients with single lumbar disc herniation. Materials and Methods: This study was a noninferiority randomized clinical trial conducted in one of the University Hospitals of Isfahan Medical University; The Alzahra Hospital. About 200 patients with the diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation were recruited and were assigned to either the treatment or control groups using block randomization. One group received open surgery and the other group received nucleoplasty as the method of treatment. Patients were revisited at 14 days, 1, 2, 3 months, and 1-year after surgery and were assessed for the following variables: Lower back pain, lower limb pain, common complications of surgery (e.g., discitis, infection and hematoma) and recurrence of herniation. Results: The mean (standard deviation) severity of low back pain was reduced from 6.92 (2.5) to 3.43 (2.3) in the nucleoplasty group (P = 0.04) and from 7.5 (2.2) to 3.04 (1.61) in the discectomy group (P = 0.73). Between group difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.44), however, time and treatment interaction was significant (P = 0.001). The level of radicular pain evaluated 1 year after treatment was reduced from 8.1 (1.2) to 2.9 (1.2) (P = 0.004) and from 7.89 (2.1) to 3.6 (2.5) (P =0.04) in the discectomy and the nucleoplasty groups respectively, significant interaction between time and treatment options was observed (P < 0.001) while there was no significant difference between two treatment groups (P = 0.82). Conclusion: Our results show that while nucleoplasty is as effective as open discectomy in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation, it is also less invasive with higher patient compliance. Taking factor such as decreased cost and duration of the surgery, as well as faster recovery in patients into account; we suggest considering nucleoplasty as an effective method of treatment in patients with single-level disc herniation.

  9. Surgical Risks Associated with Winter Sport Tourism

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    Sanchez, Stéphane; Payet, Cécile; Lifante, Jean-Christophe; Polazzi, Stéphanie; Chollet, François; Carty, Matthew J; Duclos, Antoine

    2015-01-01

    Background Mass tourism during winter in mountain areas may cause significant clustering of body injuries leading to increasing emergency admissions at hospital. We aimed at assessing if surgical safety and efficiency was maintained in this particular context. Methods We selected all emergency admissions of open surgery performed in French hospitals between 2010 and 2012. After identifying mountain areas with increasing volume of surgical stays during winter, we considered seasonal variations in surgical outcomes using a difference-in-differences study design. We computed multilevel regressions to evaluate whether significant increase in emergency cases had an effect on surgical mortality, complications and length of stay. Clustering effect of patients within hospitals was integrated in analysis and surgical outcomes were adjusted for both patient and hospital characteristics. Results A total of 381 hospitals had 559,052 inpatient stays related to emergency open surgery over 3 years. Compared to other geographical areas, a significant peak of activity was noted during winter in mountainous hospitals (Alps, Pyrenees, Vosges), ranging 6-77% volume increase. Peak was mainly explained by tourists’ influx (+124.5%, 4,351/3,496) and increased need for orthopaedic procedures (+36.8%, 4,731/12,873). After controlling for potential confounders, patients did not experience increased risk for postoperative death (ratio of OR 1.01, 95%CI 0.89-1.14, p = 0.891), thromboembolism (0.95, 0.77-1.17, p = 0.621) or sepsis (0.98, 0.85-1.12, p = 0.748). Length of stay was unaltered (1.00, 0.99-1.02, p = 0.716). Conclusion Surgical outcomes are not compromised during winter in French mountain areas despite a substantial influx of major emergencies. PMID:25970625

  10. Triclosan-coated sutures reduce surgical site infection after open vein harvesting in coronary artery bypass grafting patients: a randomized controlled trial†

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    Thimour-Bergström, Linda; Roman-Emanuel, Christine; Scherstén, Henrik; Friberg, Örjan; Gudbjartsson, Tomas; Jeppsson, Anders

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES The incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) after open vein harvesting in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients ranges in different studies between 2 and 20%. Triclosan is an antibacterial substance that reduces the growth of bacteria by inhibiting fatty acid synthesis. We hypothesized that wound closure with triclosan-coated sutures would reduce SSI after open vein harvesting. METHODS An investigator-initiated prospective randomized double-blind single-centre study was performed with 374 patients, randomized to subcutaneous and intracutaneous leg-wound closure with either triclosan-coated sutures (Vicryl Plus® and Monocryl Plus®, Ethicon, Somerville, NJ, USA) (n = 184) or identical sutures without triclosan (n = 190) from the same manufacturer. All patients were followed up after 30 days (clinical visit) and 60 days (telephone interview). Primary endpoint was SSI within 60 days after surgery according to the definition of Center for Disease Control. Predefined secondary endpoints included culture-proven and antibiotic-treated SSI. RESULTS The primary endpoint occurred in 23 patients (12.5%) with triclosan-coated sutures and in 38 patients (20.0%) in the group without triclosan (P = 0.0497, risk ratio 0.63, (95% confidence interval 0.39–1.00). Corresponding figures for culture-proven infections were 7.6 vs 12.1%, (P = 0.15), and for antibiotic-treated infections, 10.9 vs 18.4%, (P = 0.039). Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci were the most common pathogens in both groups. Insulin-treated diabetes and vein-harvesting time were associated with SSI after vein harvesting. CONCLUSIONS Leg-wound closure with triclosan-coated sutures in CABG patients reduces SSIs after open vein harvesting. (ClinicalTrials.gov number NCT01212315). PMID:23435526

  11. Current Surgical Management of Empyema Thoracis in Children: A Single-center Experience.

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    Bender, Matthew T; Ward, Austin N; Iocono, Joseph A; Saha, Sibu P

    2015-09-01

    Empyema is a morbid complication of pneumonia in children, whose gold standard of surgical treatment technique remains undefined. Historically, treatment consisted of open thoracotomy with decortication. We evaluate the effectiveness and safety of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) as a surgical treatment in for empyema thoracis in a pediatric population at a single institution from 2005 to 2013. After receiving Institutional Review Board approval, we performed a retrospective chart review of children surgically treated for empyema as a complication of pneumonia from 2005 to 2013. Charts were reviewed for the type of procedure performed (VATS or open thoracotomy), comorbid conditions, preoperative status, operative outcomes, and postoperative status. A total of 112 pediatric patients were treated surgically for empyema. Surgical treatment consisted of VATS in all cases; no open thoracotomy procedures were performed. The success rate of VATS in our study was 96.4 per cent. Mean total length of stay was found to be 8.8 days, whereas postoperative length of stay was 6.3 days. Mean postoperative chest tube duration was 3.4 days. Perioperative complication rate was 11.6 per cent, with respiratory failure being the most common complication. The data from our study demonstrate that the exclusive use of VATS in children for the surgical management of all stages of empyema was safe and produced results with high efficacy. We consider VATS to be the new gold standard for surgical drainage of empyema. PMID:26350659

  12. Two different surgical approaches for prostatic stromal sarcoma: robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and open radical cysto-prostatectomy with ileal conduit.

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    Choi, Seock Hwan; Kim, Tae-Hwan; Yoon, Ghil Suk; Chung, Sung Kwang; Kim, Bup Wan; Kwon, Tae Gyun

    2014-09-01

    Stromal sarcoma of the prostate is very rare and shows rapid growth, which consequently is related to poor prognosis. Recently, we treated two cases of prostatic stromal sarcoma: one with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and the other with open radical cysto-prostatectomy with an ileal conduit. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a prostatic stromal sarcoma managed by use of a robotic procedure. Here, we report of our experiences in the treatment of prostatic stromal sarcoma by use of two different methods. PMID:25237465

  13. Traumatic recurrent anterior dislocation of the shoulder: two- to four-year follow-up of an anatomic open procedure.

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    Jolles, Brigitte M; Pelet, Stéphane; Farron, Alain

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of an anatomic open stabilization procedure. Twenty-three consecutive patients with traumatic, recurrent, anterior glenohumeral instability were managed with a modified open procedure. All had a Bankart lesion. A standardized, true anatomic capsulolabral reconstruction was performed with suture anchors. Two patients were lost to follow-up, and twenty-one were evaluated after 36 months [range, 24-49 months] by an independent observer. Shoulder stability and function were the principal outcome measures. None of the patients had subsequent dislocations. All returned to full working capacity, and 19 reached their previous level of sport activities. The mean loss in active abduction and flexion was 1 degrees, in internal rotation, one vertebral level, and in external rotation, 7 degrees (arm at 90 degrees of abduction). Two patients had a positive anterior apprehension test. No sign of shoulder osteoarthritis was observed. The open anatomic capsulolabral reconstruction provides excellent results and allows the restoration of stability with good function. PMID:14735070

  14. Are the surgeon's movements repeatable? An analysis of the feasibility and expediency of implementing support procedures guiding the surgical tools and increasing motion accuracy during the performance of stereotypical movements by the surgeon

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    Podsędkowski, Leszek Robert; Moll, Jacek; Moll, Maciej

    2014-01-01

    The developments in surgical robotics suggest that it will be possible to entrust surgical robots with a wider range of tasks. So far, it has not been possible to automate the surgery procedures related to soft tissue. Thus, the objective of the conducted studies was to confirm the hypothesis that the surgery telemanipulator can be equipped with certain routines supporting the surgeon in leading the surgical tools and increasing motion accuracy during stereotypical movements. As the first step in facilitating the surgery, an algorithm will be developed which will concurrently provide automation and allow the surgeon to maintain full control over the slave robot. The algorithm will assist the surgeon in performing typical movement sequences. This kind of support must, however, be preceded by determining the reference points for accurately defining the position of the stitched tissue. It is in relation to these points that the tool's trajectory will be created, along which the master manipulator will guide the surgeon's hand. The paper presents the first stage, concerning the selection of movements for which the support algorithm will be used. The work also contains an analysis of surgical movement repeatability. The suturing movement was investigated in detail by experimental research in order to determine motion repeatability and verify the position of the stitched tissue. Tool trajectory was determined by a motion capture stereovision system. The study has demonstrated that the suturing movement could be considered as repeatable; however, the trajectories performed by different surgeons exhibit some individual characteristics. PMID:26336404

  15. Are the surgeon's movements repeatable? An analysis of the feasibility and expediency of implementing support procedures guiding the surgical tools and increasing motion accuracy during the performance of stereotypical movements by the surgeon.

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    Podsędkowski, Leszek Robert; Moll, Jacek; Moll, Maciej; Frącczak, Łukasz

    2014-03-01

    The developments in surgical robotics suggest that it will be possible to entrust surgical robots with a wider range of tasks. So far, it has not been possible to automate the surgery procedures related to soft tissue. Thus, the objective of the conducted studies was to confirm the hypothesis that the surgery telemanipulator can be equipped with certain routines supporting the surgeon in leading the surgical tools and increasing motion accuracy during stereotypical movements. As the first step in facilitating the surgery, an algorithm will be developed which will concurrently provide automation and allow the surgeon to maintain full control over the slave robot. The algorithm will assist the surgeon in performing typical movement sequences. This kind of support must, however, be preceded by determining the reference points for accurately defining the position of the stitched tissue. It is in relation to these points that the tool's trajectory will be created, along which the master manipulator will guide the surgeon's hand. The paper presents the first stage, concerning the selection of movements for which the support algorithm will be used. The work also contains an analysis of surgical movement repeatability. The suturing movement was investigated in detail by experimental research in order to determine motion repeatability and verify the position of the stitched tissue. Tool trajectory was determined by a motion capture stereovision system. The study has demonstrated that the suturing movement could be considered as repeatable; however, the trajectories performed by different surgeons exhibit some individual characteristics. PMID:26336404

  16. Surgical management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma

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    Bird, Vincent G.; Kanagarajah, Prashanth

    2011-01-01

    Upper tract urothelial cell carcinoma accounts for 5% of all urothelial tumors. Compared to lower urinary tract tumors, upper tract urothelial carcinoma is diagnosed more frequently at advanced stages. Open radical nephroureterectomy remains the gold standard treatment option for upper tract tumors. However, with the advancement of minimally invasive techniques and the benefits of these procedures regarding perioperative morbidity, cosmesis, and earlier convalescence, these options have shown promise in managing the patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Despite the perioperative advantages, concerns exist on the oncological safety after minimally invasive surgery. In this article, we provide a comprehensive overview of the surgical management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. PMID:21716884

  17. Surgical Management of Hemorrhoids

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    Agbo, S. P.

    2011-01-01

    Hemorrhoids are common human afflictions known since the dawn of history. Surgical management of this condition has made tremendous progress from complex ligation and excision procedures in the past to simpler techniques that allow the patient to return to normal life within a short period. Newer techniques try to improve on the post-operative complications of older ones. The surgical options for the management of hemorrhoids today are many. Capturing all in a single article may be difficult if not impossible. The aim of this study therefore is to present in a concise form some of the common surgical options in current literature, highlighting some important post operative complications. Current literature is searched using MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane library. The conclusion is that even though there are many surgical options in the management of hemorrhoids today, most employ the ligature and excision technique with newer ones having reduced post operative pain and bleeding. PMID:22413048

  18. Early results from an angiosome-directed open surgical technique for venous arterialization in patients with critical lower limb ischemia

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    Houlind, Kim; Christensen, Johnny; Hallenberg, Christian; Jepsen, Jørn M.

    2013-01-01

    Background Patients with critical lower limb ischemia without patent pedal arteries cannot be treated by the conventional arterial reconstruction. Venous arterialization has been suggested to improve limb salvage in this subgroup of patients but has not gained wide acceptance. We report our early experience after implementing deep and superficial venous arterialization of the lower limb. Materials and methods Ten patients with critical ischemia and without crural or pedal arteries available for conventional bypass surgery or angioplasty were treated with distal venous arterialization. Inflow was from the most distal unobstructed segment. Run-off was the dorsal pedal venous arch (n=5), the dorsal pedal venous arch and a concomitant vein of the posterior tibial artery (n=3), or the dorsal pedal venous arch and a concomitant vein of the common plantar artery (n=2) depending on the location of the ischemic lesion. Venous valves were destroyed using antegrade valvulotomes, guide wires, knob needles, or retrograde valvulotomes via an extra incision. Results Seven of the operated limbs were amputated after 23 (1–256) days (median [range]). The main reasons for amputation were lack of healing of either the original wound, of incisional wounds on the foot, or persisting pain at rest. In three cases, the bypass was open at the time of amputation. Two patients experienced complete wound healing after 231 and 342 days, respectively. By the end of follow-up, the last patient was ambulating with slow wound healing but without pain 309 days after surgery. Conclusion Venous arterialization may be used as a treatment of otherwise unsalveable limbs. The success rate is, however, limited. Technical optimization of the technique is warranted. PMID:24358432

  19. Open hole packer and running procedure for hot dry rock reservoir testing

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    Dreesen, D.S.; Miller, J.R.

    1985-01-01

    An acute need for open hole packers for high pressure, high temperature operations at the Fenton Hill, Hot Dry Rock (HDR) Geothermal Site has existed since 1981. Cemented-in-liners were used instead of packers while packer technology was brought up to HDR requirements. A reservoir development and evaluation program has just been completed with 5 successful open hole packer runs. These 5 successful runs were the result of: (1) R and D leading to improved packer materials and design, (2) an improved understanding of the interactions between the packer assembly and its hostile down hole environment, and (3) a carefully planned logging, sampling and coring program to locate packer setting depths (packer seats). 5 refs.

  20. Evaluation of adherence to measures for the prevention of surgical site infections by the surgical team.

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    Oliveira, Adriana Cristina de; Gama, Camila Sarmento

    2015-10-01

    OBJECTIVEEvaluate pre- and intraoperative practices adopted by medical and nursing teams for the prevention of surgical infections.METHODA prospective study carried out in the period of April to May 2013, in a surgical center of a university hospital in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.RESULTS18 surgeries were followed and 214 surgical gloves were analyzed, of which 23 (10.7%) had postoperative glove perforation detected, with 52.2% being perceived by users. Hair removal was performed on 27.7% of patients in the operating room, with the use of blades in 80% of the cases. Antibiotic prophylaxis was administered to 81.8% of patients up to 60 minutes prior to surgical incision. An average of nine professionals were present during surgery and the surgery room door remained open in 94.4% of the procedures.CONCLUSIONPartial adhesion to the recommended measures was identified, reaffirming a need for greater attention to these critical steps/actions in order to prevent surgical site infection. PMID:26516746

  1. [Robotic surgery -- the modern surgical treatment of prostate cancer].

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    Szabó, Ferenc János; Alexander, de la Taille

    2014-09-01

    Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery replaces many open surgery procedures in urology due to its advantages concerning post-operative morbidity. However, the technical challenges and need of learning have limited the application of this method to the work of highly qualified surgeons. The introduction of da Vinci surgical system has offered important technical advantages compared to the laparoscopic surgical procedure. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy became a largely accepted procedure. It has paved the way for urologists to start other, more complex operations, decreasing this way the operative morbidity. The purpose of this article is to overview the history of robotic surgery, its current and future states in the treatment of the cancer. We present our robot-assisted radical prostatectomy and the results. PMID:25260081

  2. Back to Basics: Surgical Skin Antisepsis.

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    Spruce, Lisa

    2016-01-01

    The fundamental basis for preventing surgical site infections is the antiseptic preparation of the skin at the surgical site. All perioperative nurses must learn this skill. The goal of surgical skin antisepsis, frequently referred to as prepping the skin, is to remove soil and transient (ie, temporary) microorganisms living on the skin that could pose a risk for surgical site infections. This Back to Basics article examines the origin of surgical skin antisepsis and the steps perioperative nurses should take to provide the patient with an aseptic surgical site before any surgical or other invasive procedure. PMID:26746032

  3. Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy in the Surgical Treatment of Endometrial Cancer: Results of a Multicenter Study

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    Jabor, Antonín; Bartos, Pavel; Eim, Josef; Kliment, Lev

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To analyze the results and determine the contribution of laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy in the surgical treatment of women with endometrial cancer and compare with the open technique. Methods: A prospective multicenter study was carried out on 120 women who underwent laparoscopic surgery (96 women) and open procedures (24 women) for endometrial cancer between April 1996 and March 2000. Results: Four patients whose laparoscopic surgery was completed by laparotomy were excluded from the study. The other 92 laparoscopic procedures were successfully completed. Laparoscopically assisted surgical staging (LASS) was performed based on the grade of the tumor and the depth of myometrial invasion. Sixty-seven of the patients underwent hysterectomy, bilateral salpingooophorectomy (BSO), and pelvic lymphadenectomy, and 25 women also had para-aortic lymph node sampling dissection. Eleven of these patients had positive pelvic or para-aortic nodes. The mean operating time for the laparoscopic procedure was significantly longer (173.8 min, P < 0.0001) than the time for the open procedure (135.0 min). The rate of complications was similar in both groups. The recovery time was significantly reduced (P < 0.0001). Conclusion: The laparoscopic approach to hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy for early stage endometrial carcinoma is an attractive alternative to the abdominal surgical approach. The advantages of laparoscopically assisted surgical staging are patient related. Because the abdominal incision is avoided, the recovery time is reduced. Laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection is a procedure that is appropriate, when applicable. PMID:12113415

  4. Surgical advances in treating otitis media.

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    Paparella, M M; Froymovich, O

    1994-05-01

    Surgical methods of treating otitis media and its sequelae are discussed, according to the classification of otitis media presented in an earlier report. Surgical management of otitis media with effusion and recurrent purulent otitis media includes myringotomy and use of ventilation tubes. Occasionally, otitis media with effusion will lead to structural and other pathologic changes in the middle ear, and conservative treatments such as use of medication or tubes will not suffice. Indications and methods for exploratory tympanotomy and reconstruction of the middle ear are discussed. In such instances, tympanoplasty can be used to the patient's benefit. Chronic otitis media with mastoiditis, defined by the presence of intractable pathologic tissue, generally requires surgical correction. Classic methods include simple mastoidectomy, modified radical (Bondy) mastoidectomy, and radical mastoidectomy. Current classifications of procedures would also include closed-cavity tympanomastoidectomy, open-cavity tympanomastoidectomy, and intact-bridge tympanomastoidectomy (a combined approach). The diagnostic and surgical approach to silent or subclinical otitis media is discussed. Diagnosis and treatment of sequelae of otitis media, including sequelae in the middle ear and, less commonly, in the inner ear, are discussed. PMID:8179271

  5. Validation Tests of Open-Source Procedures for Digital Camera Calibration and 3d Image-Based Modelling

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    Toschi, I.; Rivola, R.; Bertacchini, E.; Castagnetti, C.; Dubbini, M.; Capra, A.

    2013-07-01

    Among the many open-source software solutions recently developed for the extraction of point clouds from a set of un-oriented images, the photogrammetric tools Apero and MicMac (IGN, Institut Géographique National) aim to distinguish themselves by focusing on the accuracy and the metric content of the final result. This paper firstly aims at assessing the accuracy of the simplified and automated calibration procedure offered by the IGN tools. Results obtained with this procedure were compared with those achieved with a test-range calibration approach using a pre-surveyed laboratory test-field. Both direct and a-posteriori validation tests turned out successfully showing the stability and the metric accuracy of the process, even when low textured or reflective surfaces are present in the 3D scene. Afterwards, the possibility of achieving accurate 3D models from the subsequently extracted dense point clouds is also evaluated. Three different types of sculptural elements were chosen as test-objects and "ground-truth" data were acquired with triangulation laser scanners. 3D models derived from point clouds oriented with a simplified relative procedure show a suitable metric accuracy: all comparisons delivered a standard deviation of millimeter-level. The use of Ground Control Points in the orientation phase did not improve significantly the accuracy of the final 3D model, when a small figure-like corbel was used as test-object.

  6. [Ulcerative rectocolitis in the pediatric age group. Radical surgical treatment by the pull-through procedure and direct ileo-anal anastomosis].

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    Muscetra, M V; Paradies, G; Catucci, V; Caputi Jambrenghi, O; Leggio, A

    1992-01-01

    Ulcerous rectocolitis (URC) is today seen more frequently than in the past. Extended forms and/or those recalcitrant to medical therapy, make use today of radical surgical treatment with fewer functional and anatomic sequelae. Personal experience of seven cases admitted to the Paediatric Surgery Department of the University of Bari is reported, stress being laid in particular on the results of surgical therapy obtained with total colectomy associated with proctomucosectomy according to the Romualdi-Soave technique. After presenting some general remarks on the disease in paediatric age, stress is laid on the need to resort as quickly as possible to radical surgery, respecting the technical suggestions of Lester-Martin. It is maintained that before carrying out surgical therapy it is always advisable to carry out temporary ileostomy as it offers particular advantages deriving from the greater effectiveness of pharmacological therapy on the defunctionalides colon, the noteworthy recovery in general condition favoured by associated NPT and by recognition of the real extent of the disease which often does not correspond to the endoscopic aspects. Finally, it is maintained that Lester-Martin's technical modification if applied correctly leads to normal functional results (continence and number of alvus emptyings) and definitive, stable cure of the disease, thus rendering inopportune, at least in paediatric age, of the use of the ileal pocket. PMID:1552874

  7. Deriving DICOM surgical extensions from surgical workflows

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    Burgert, O.; Neumuth, T.; Gessat, M.; Jacobs, S.; Lemke, H. U.

    2007-03-01

    The generation, storage, transfer, and representation of image data in radiology are standardized by DICOM. To cover the needs of image guided surgery or computer assisted surgery in general one needs to handle patient information besides image data. A large number of objects must be defined in DICOM to address the needs of surgery. We propose an analysis process based on Surgical Workflows that helps to identify these objects together with use cases and requirements motivating for their specification. As the first result we confirmed the need for the specification of representation and transfer of geometric models. The analysis of Surgical Workflows has shown that geometric models are widely used to represent planned procedure steps, surgical tools, anatomical structures, or prosthesis in the context of surgical planning, image guided surgery, augmented reality, and simulation. By now, the models are stored and transferred in several file formats bare of contextual information. The standardization of data types including contextual information and specifications for handling of geometric models allows a broader usage of such models. This paper explains the specification process leading to Geometry Mesh Service Object Pair classes. This process can be a template for the definition of further DICOM classes.

  8. Mastoid and tympanomastoid procedures in otitis media: classic mastoidectomy (simple, modified, and radical) and current adaptations; open-cavity, closed-cavity, and intact-bridge tympanomastoidectomy.

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    Goycoolea, M V

    1999-06-01

    Otitis media is a multifactorial, multifaceted disease that manifests itself in the middle ear, mastoid, and eustachian tube. To select a rational therapy, physicians must have an understanding of the anatomy, function, and pathology of the organs involved and of the mechanisms of disease. The purpose of this article is to provide surgical principles in tympanomastoidectomy and an overall concept of the procedures available. Simple mastoidectomy is described in detail as a general approach. PMID:10393783

  9. Surgical Mesh

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  10. Quantitative "on water" ring-opening of steroidal epoxides accelerated by sand: a green procedure.

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    He, Gonggong; Li, Bo; Li, Chunbao

    2013-03-27

    Dihydroxylated steroids have been prepared quantitatively by stirring a mixture of a very sparingly soluble high-melting-point (VSSHMP) steroidal epoxide, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) sand, and aqueous H2SO4; no organic solvents or phase transfer catalysts were used. The sand and aqueous H2SO4 are highly recyclable. The promoting effects of the sand for these "on water" reactions have been demonstrated for the first time. This is a green, waste-free, mild, and operationally simple procedure. Various functional groups such as ketones, esters, ethers, ketals, epoxides on D-rings, and ?,?-unsaturated ketones all survived these reaction conditions. This methodology is useful for using less organic solvents, reducing the cost of the products and protecting the environment. PMID:23470158

  11. Rationale, scope, and 20-year experience of vascular surgical training with lifelike pulsatile flow models.

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    Eckstein, Hans-Henning; Schmidli, Jürg; Schumacher, Hardy; Gürke, Lorenz; Klemm, Klaus; Duschek, Nikolaus; Meile, Toni; Assadian, Afshin

    2013-05-01

    Vascular surgical training currently has to cope with various challenges, including restrictions on work hours, significant reduction of open surgical training cases in many countries, an increasing diversity of open and endovascular procedures, and distinct expectations by trainees. Even more important, patients and the public no longer accept a "learning by doing" training philosophy that leaves the learning curve on the patient's side. The Vascular International (VI) Foundation and School aims to overcome these obstacles by training conventional vascular and endovascular techniques before they are applied on patients. To achieve largely realistic training conditions, lifelike pulsatile models with exchangeable synthetic arterial inlays were created to practice carotid endarterectomy and patch plasty, open abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, and peripheral bypass surgery, as well as for endovascular procedures, including endovascular aneurysm repair, thoracic endovascular aortic repair, peripheral balloon dilatation, and stenting. All models are equipped with a small pressure pump inside to create pulsatile flow conditions with variable peak pressures of ~90 mm Hg. The VI course schedule consists of a series of 2-hour modules teaching different open or endovascular procedures step-by-step in a standardized fashion. Trainees practice in pairs with continuous supervision and intensive advice provided by highly experienced vascular surgical trainers (trainer-to-trainee ratio is 1:4). Several evaluations of these courses show that tutor-assisted training on lifelike models in an educational-centered and motivated environment is associated with a significant increase of general and specific vascular surgical technical competence within a short period of time. Future studies should evaluate whether these benefits positively influence the future learning curve of vascular surgical trainees and clarify to what extent sophisticated models are useful to assess the level of technical skills of vascular surgical residents at national or international board examinations. This article gives an overview of our experiences of >20 years of practical training of beginners and advanced vascular surgeons using lifelike pulsatile vascular surgical training models. PMID:23601597

  12. Comparison of Efficacy of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Versus Open Surgical Repair in Middle/High-Risk Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

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    Zhang, Chang-Lie; Song, Zhi-Hong; Wang, Fan

    2016-01-01

    To explore the efficacy of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) compared with traditional open surgical repair (OSR) in the treatment of middle/high-risk patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). With a retrospective method, we analyzed the clinical data of 57 patients with middle/high-risk AAA admitted to Linyi People's Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University from January 2010 to January 2014. Twenty-eight of the 57 patients received EVAR and 29 others received OSR. Statistical analysis was conducted by the design of spreadsheet according to preoperative, intraoperative, perioperative, and postoperative follow-up relevant information. Our study showed that the difference in baseline characteristics of different therapies in middle/high-risk AAA patients was not statistically significant in preoperative period (P > 0.05). In intraoperative period, the efficacy of middle/high-risk AAA patients in EVAR group was significantly superior to OSR group in terms of blood loss, blood transfusion, and general anesthesia rate (all P < 0.01). In perioperative period, the ICU observation time and the average fasting time of middle/high-risk AAA patients in EVAR group were remarkably lower than OSR group (all P < 0.01), but the average hospital stay and the operation cost of middle/high-risk AAA patients in EVAR group were notably higher than OSR group. In postoperative follow-up period, OSR group was identified with a lower incidence of surgery-related complications than EVAR group (P < 0.05), but EVAR group was demonstrated with a higher survival rate than OSR group (P < 0.05); after 12 months of follow-up, SF-36 scale scores in OSR group were higher than EVAR group (P < 0.05). In conclusion, EVAR may have a better short-term effect, whereas OSR may have a better long-term effect in the treatment of middle/high-risk AAA patients. PMID:26295612

  13. Total laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure.

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    Masoni, Luigi; Mari, Francesco Saverio; Nigri, Giuseppe; Favi, Francesco; Pindozzi, Fioralba; Dall'Oglio, Anna; Pancaldi, Alessandra; Brescia, Antonio

    2013-01-01

    Hartmann's procedure is still performed in those cases in which colorectal anastomosis might be unsafe. Reversal of Hartmann's procedure (HR) is considered a major surgical procedure with a high morbidity (55 to 60%) and mortality rate (0 to 4%). To decrease these rates, laparoscopic Hartmann's reversal procedure was successfully experienced. We report our totally laparoscopic Hartmann's reversal technique. Between 2004 and 2010 we performed 27 HRs with a totally laparoscopic approach. The efficacy and safety of this technique were demonstrated evaluating the operative data, postoperative complications, and the outcome of the patients. There were no open conversions or major intraoperative complications. Anastomotic leaking occurred in one patient requiring an ileostomy; one patient needed a blood transfusion and one had a nosocomial pneumonia. The mean postoperative hospitalization was 5.7 days. Laparoscopic HR is a feasible and safe procedure and can be considered a valid alternative to open HR. PMID:23317614

  14. Surgical bleeding in microgravity

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    Campbell, M. R.; Billica, R. D.; Johnston, S. L. 3rd

    1993-01-01

    A surgical procedure performed during space flight would occur in a unique microgravity environment. Several experiments performed during weightlessness in parabolic flight were reviewed to ascertain the behavior of surgical bleeding in microgravity. Simulations of bleeding using dyed fluid and citrated bovine blood, as well as actual arterial and venous bleeding in rabbits, were examined. The high surface tension property of blood promotes the formation of large fluid domes, which have a tendency to adhere to the wound. The use of sponges and suction will be adequate to prevent cabin atmosphere contamination with all bleeding, with the exception of temporary arterial droplet streams. The control of the bleeding with standard surgical techniques should not be difficult.

  15. Postoperative Pharyngolaryngeal Adverse Events with Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA Supreme) in Laparoscopic Surgical Procedures with Cuff Pressure Limiting 25?cmH2O: Prospective, Blind, and Randomised Study

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    Kang, Joo-Eun; Choi, Jae Won; Son, Il Soon

    2014-01-01

    To reduce the incidence of postoperative pharyngolaryngeal adverse events, laryngeal mask airway (LMA) manufacturers recommend maximum cuff pressures not exceeding 60?cmH2O. We performed a prospective randomised study, comparing efficacy and adverse events among patients undergoing laparoscopic surgical procedures who were allocated randomly into low (limiting 25?cmH2O, L group) and high (at 60?cmH2O, H group) LMA cuff pressure groups with LMA Supreme. Postoperative pharyngolaryngeal adverse events were evaluated at discharge from postanaesthetic care unit (PACU) (postoperative day 1, POD 1) and 24 hours after discharge from PACU (postoperative day 2, POD 2). All patients were well tolerated with LMA without ventilation failure. Before pneumoperitoneum, cuff volume and pressure and oropharyngeal leak pressure (OLP) showed significant differences. Postoperative sore throat at POD 2 (3 versus 12 patients) and postoperative dysphagia at POD 1 and POD 2 (0 versus 4 patients at POD 1; 0 versus 4 patients at POD 2) were significantly lower in L group, compared with H group. In conclusion, LMA with cuff pressure limiting 25?cmH2O allowed both efficacy of airway management and lower incidence of postoperative adverse events in laparoscopic surgical procedures. This clinical trial is registered with KCT0000334. PMID:24778598

  16. Obesity: surgical options.

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    Miller, Karl

    2004-12-01

    Conservative treatment has been shown in long-term studies to be ineffective in morbid obesity. Surgical treatments break down into restrictive, malabsorptive, combined restrictive and malabsorptive or motility-reducing procedures. Laparascopic implantation of an adjustable gastric band is an efficient restrictive measure for treating the majority of patients with this condition. The adjustable gastric band enables weight loss and food intake to be adapted to the individual patient's need. Eighty percent to 90% of these patients can expect to lose 55-70% of their excess weight. Vertical banded gastroplasty is losing ground among the restrictive options. Preliminary experiences are encouraging but the long term results are disappointing when assessed by the standard criteria. Gastric bypass is gaining ground in Europe and a standard procedure in USA. This operation is estimated to give 70-80% excess weight loss and provide better quality of life than restrictive procedures. The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch combines a sleeve gastrectomy with a duodenoileal switch to achieve maximum weight loss. Consistent excess weight loss between 70 and 80% is achieved with acceptable decreased long-term nutritional complications. The laparoscopic approach to this procedure has successfully created a surgical technique with optimum benefit and minimal morbidity, especially in the super obese patient. Intra-gastric stimulation is the least invasive surgical procedure at present. However, the excess weight loss is lowest with this method at only 32% in the first 2 years after the operation. Provided safety recommendations are observed, laparoscopic operations for obesity are fairly low-risk. The mortality rate in centres with experienced staff is less than 0.3%. Surgical treatment for obesity has proved that it is the best and most effective means of preventing the life-threatening complications and serious degenerative problems associated with morbid obesity. There is no one operation that is effective for all patients. PMID:15561644

  17. Volumetric changes following barrier regeneration procedures for the surgical management of grade II molar furcation defects in baboons: I. Overall defect fill.

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    Rajnay, Z W; Butler, J R; Vernino, A R; Parker, D E

    1997-08-01

    A computer imaging technique has been advocated for measuring the volumetric fill in furcation defects. Histologic material for this investigation was obtained from an animal study using five adult baboons (Papio anubis). The photographed histology was converted into digitized electronic information, and a computer calculated the overall volume of defect fill for the treated and the untreated control sites. All volumetric measurements were expressed as a percentage of the original surgically created defect size, with 100% indicating complete healing of the defect. The results indicate that none of the defects achieved complete healing. Teeth that had received flap debridement had the most overall defect fill (79.50%). Teeth that received a biodegradable barrier (Epi-Guide) showed a mean overall defect fill of 74.98%, while sites treated with an exclusion barrier (Gore-Tex) showed 70.75% overall fill. The untreated control teeth showed a mean overall fill of 78.70%. A variety of statistical tests revealed no significant differences among teeth within the same animal and between treatments and controls. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) digital imaging technology is a useful research tool for determining the volume of defect fill in surgically created grade II molar periodontal furcation defects in the baboon model; and (2) no significant differences were found among the treatment modalities and the untreated control sites. PMID:9497728

  18. Sevoflurane versus propofol sedation during periocular anesthetic injections in oculoplastic procedures: An open-label randomized comparison

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    Tawfik, Hatem A.; Mostafa, Mohsen

    2014-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of the current investigation was to make an objective controlled comparison of pain tolerance, patient satisfaction and potential complications during the injection of local anesthesia in oculoplastic procedures under short-term sedation using inhalational versus parenteral sedatives. Methods This was an open-label, randomized clinical trial where patients were randomized to 3 groups. Group I: Sedation with intravenous propofol. Group II: Sedation with inhaled sevoflurane. Group 3: Control group receiving no sedation. Results A total of 396 patients were randomly assigned, and 375 were included in the final analysis. Study groups were similar in age, gender, and distribution of operative procedures performed. There was no statistically significant difference in the adjusted primary composite outcome measure between propofol and sevoflurane (pain scores and patient satisfaction). Significantly more patients in group I required restraining during periocular injections than group II or III (p < 0.001). Significantly more patients sneezed in group I than group II (p < 0.001) and none in the control group. Three patients in group II suffered severe excitation–disinhibition during emergence from sedation which was rapidly reversible, and 3 more suffered a severe bout of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Conclusion Sevoflurane and propofol during periocular anesthetic injections produce an equally favorable experience. Sevoflurane is introduced painlessly, and offers better patient control with less induction of the sneezing reflex which may provide a higher safety profile, however short-term aggression/disinhibition and PONV may be an issue in some patients. PMID:25892931

  19. A qualitative analysis of health professionals’ job descriptions for surgical service delivery in Uganda

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    2014-01-01

    Background The ever increasing demand for surgical services in sub-Saharan Africa is creating a need to increase the number of health workers able to provide surgical care. This calls for the optimisation of all available human resources to provide universal access to essential and emergency surgical services. One way of optimising already scarce human resources for health is by clarifying job descriptions to guide the scope of practice, measuring rewards/benefits for the health workers providing surgical care, and informing education and training for health professionals. This study set out to determine the scope of the mandate to perform surgical procedures in current job descriptions of surgical care health professionals in Uganda. Methods A document review was conducted of job descriptions for the health professionals responsible for surgical service delivery in the Ugandan Health care system. The job descriptions were extracted and subjected to a qualitative content data analysis approach using a text based RQDA package of the open source R statistical computing software. Results It was observed that there was no explicit mention of assignment of delivery of surgical services to a particular cadre. Instead the bulk of direct patient related care, including surgical attention, was assigned to the lower cadres, in particular the medical officer. Senior cadres were assigned to perform predominantly advisory and managerial roles in the health care system. In addition, a no cost opportunity to task shift surgical service delivery to the senior clinical officers was identified. Conclusions There is a need to specifically assign the mandate to provide surgical care tasks, according to degree of complexity, to adequately trained cadres of health workers. Health professionals’ current job descriptions are not explicit, and therefore do not adequately support proper training, deployment, defined scope of practice, and remuneration for equitable surgical service delivery in Uganda. Such deliberate assignment of mandates will provide a means of increasing surgical service delivery through further optimisation of the available human resources for health. PMID:25859744

  20. Surgical and Technical Modalities for Hearing Restoration in Ear Malformations.

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    Dazert, Stefan; Thomas, Jan Peter; Volkenstein, Stefan

    2015-12-01

    Malformations of the external and middle ear often go along with an aesthetic and functional handicap. Independent of additional aesthetic procedures, a successful functional hearing restoration leads to a tremendous gain in quality of life for affected patients. The introduction of implantable hearing systems (bone conduction and middle ear devices) offers new therapeutic options in this field. We focus on functional rehabilitation of patients with malformations, either by surgical reconstruction or the use of different implantable hearing devices, depending on the disease itself and the severity of malformation as well as hearing impairment. Patients with an open ear canal and minor malformations are good candidates for surgical hearing restoration of middle ear structures with passive titanium or autologous implants. In cases with complete fibrous or bony atresia of the ear canal, the most promising functional outcome and gain in quality of life can be expected with an active middle ear implant or a bone conduction device combined with a surgical aesthetic rehabilitation in a single or multi-step procedure. Although the surgical procedure for bone conduction devices is straightforward and safe, more sophisticated operations for active middle ear implants (e.g., Vibrant Soundbridge, MED-EL, Innsbruck, Austria) provide an improved speech discrimination in noise and the ability of sound localization compared with bone conduction devices where the stimulation reaches both cochleae. PMID:26667632

  1. Minimally invasive procedures on the lumbar spine.

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    Skovrlj, Branko; Gilligan, Jeffrey; Cutler, Holt S; Qureshi, Sheeraz A

    2015-01-16

    Degenerative disease of the lumbar spine is a common and increasingly prevalent condition that is often implicated as the primary reason for chronic low back pain and the leading cause of disability in the western world. Surgical management of lumbar degenerative disease has historically been approached by way of open surgical procedures aimed at decompressing and/or stabilizing the lumbar spine. Advances in technology and surgical instrumentation have led to minimally invasive surgical techniques being developed and increasingly used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease. Compared to the traditional open spine surgery, minimally invasive techniques require smaller incisions and decrease approach-related morbidity by avoiding muscle crush injury by self-retaining retractors, preventing the disruption of tendon attachment sites of important muscles at the spinous processes, using known anatomic neurovascular and muscle planes, and minimizing collateral soft-tissue injury by limiting the width of the surgical corridor. The theoretical benefits of minimally invasive surgery over traditional open surgery include reduced blood loss, decreased postoperative pain and narcotics use, shorter hospital length of stay, faster recover and quicker return to work and normal activity. This paper describes the different minimally invasive techniques that are currently available for the treatment of degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. PMID:25610845

  2. Minimally invasive procedures on the lumbar spine

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    Skovrlj, Branko; Gilligan, Jeffrey; Cutler, Holt S; Qureshi, Sheeraz A

    2015-01-01

    Degenerative disease of the lumbar spine is a common and increasingly prevalent condition that is often implicated as the primary reason for chronic low back pain and the leading cause of disability in the western world. Surgical management of lumbar degenerative disease has historically been approached by way of open surgical procedures aimed at decompressing and/or stabilizing the lumbar spine. Advances in technology and surgical instrumentation have led to minimally invasive surgical techniques being developed and increasingly used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease. Compared to the traditional open spine surgery, minimally invasive techniques require smaller incisions and decrease approach-related morbidity by avoiding muscle crush injury by self-retaining retractors, preventing the disruption of tendon attachment sites of important muscles at the spinous processes, using known anatomic neurovascular and muscle planes, and minimizing collateral soft-tissue injury by limiting the width of the surgical corridor. The theoretical benefits of minimally invasive surgery over traditional open surgery include reduced blood loss, decreased postoperative pain and narcotics use, shorter hospital length of stay, faster recover and quicker return to work and normal activity. This paper describes the different minimally invasive techniques that are currently available for the treatment of degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. PMID:25610845

  3. Barrett's esophagus: surgical treatments.

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    Parise, Paolo; Rosati, Riccardo; Savarino, Edoardo; Locatelli, Andrea; Ceolin, Martina; Dua, Kulwinder S; Tatum, Roger P; Braghetto, Italo; Gyawali, C Prakash; Hejazi, Reza A; McCallum, Richard W; Sarosiek, Irene; Bonavina, Luigi; Wassenaar, Eelco B; Pellegrini, Carlos A; Jacobson, Brian C; Canon, Cheri L; Badaloni, Adolfo; del Genio, Gianmattia

    2011-09-01

    The following on surgical treatments for Barrett's esophagus includes commentaries on the indications for antireflux surgery after medical treatment; the effects of the various procedures on the lower esophageal sphincter; the role of impaired esophageal motility and delayed gastric emptying in the choice of the surgical procedure; indications for associated highly selective vagotomy, duodenal switch, and gastric electrical stimulation; therapeutic strategies for detection and treatment of shortened esophagus; the role of antireflux surgery on the regression of metaplastic mucosa and the risk of malignant progression; the detection of asymptomatic reflux brfore bariatric surgery; the role of non-GERD symptoms on the results of surgery; and the indications of Collis gastroplasty and choice of the type of fundoplication. PMID:21950813

  4. Medical and surgical options in the treatment of severe obesity.

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    Fisher, Barry L; Schauer, Philip

    2002-12-01

    Weight loss programs, diets, and drug therapy have not shown long-term effectiveness in treating morbid obesity. A 1992 statement from the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference affirmed the superiority of surgical over nonsurgical approaches to this condition. Bariatric surgical procedures work in 1 of 2 ways: by restricting a patient's ability to eat (restrictive procedures) or by interfering with ingested nutrient absorption (malabsorptive procedures). Many of these procedures can be performed by a laparoscopic approach, which has been shown to reduce operative morbidity. In the United States, the primary operative choice for morbidly obese patients has recently shifted from vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). VBG, a purely restrictive procedure, has fallen into disfavor because of inadequate long-term weight loss. RYGBP combines restriction and malabsorption principles, and has been shown to induce greater weight loss than VBG. Other procedures currently being offered include laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding; biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), including the duodenal switch (BPD-DS) variation; and distal gastric bypass (DGBP). Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the LAP-BAND system (INAMED Health, Santa Barbara, CA), a restrictive procedure involving placement of a silicone band around the upper stomach, was introduced in the early 1990s and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States in June 2001. Outside the United States, LAP-BAND surgery is the most commonly performed operation for severe obesity. The BPD, BPD-DS, and DGBP are all malabsorptive procedures offered primarily by laparotomy. They have been shown to induce good long-term weight loss but have a higher rate of adverse nutritional complications. Many safe and effective surgical options for severe obesity are available. More scientific appraisals comparing different procedures and open and laparoscopic approaches are needed. PMID:12527344

  5. Surgical treatment of lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review.

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    Lo, Marvin Y; Safran, Marc R

    2007-10-01

    For the minority of people with lateral epicondylitis who do not respond to nonoperative treatment, surgical intervention is an option, but confusion exists because of the plethora of options. The surgical techniques for treating lateral epicondylitis can be grouped into three main categories: open, percutaneous, and arthroscopic. Our primary question was whether there was clear evidence suggesting one of these three approaches was superior in relieving pain, restoring strength, or reducing time to return to work. A 2002 Cochrane Collaboration Database review found no conclusions could be drawn regarding the efficacy of operative treatment given the lack of controlled trials. Although there is not enough literature to conduct a meta-analysis, we systematically reviewed the available literature to address our questions. Although there are advantages and disadvantages to each procedure, no technique appears superior by any measure. Therefore, until more randomized, controlled trials are done, it is reasonable to defer to individual surgeons regarding experience and ease of procedure. PMID:17632419

  6. Surgical Services in Critical Access Hospitals, 2011.

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    Weigel, Paula; Ullrich, Fred; Ward, Marcia M; Mueller, Keith J

    2015-01-01

    In this policy brief we describe the types and volume of major surgical services provided in the inpatient and outpatient settings of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in 2011. Major surgical services are those procedures that require use of an operating room (OR), regardless of whether the procedure was inpatient or outpatient. Key Findings (1) CAH discharges of patients having a major surgical procedure that required use of an OR were analyzed from four regionally representative states: Colorado, North Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The average surgical volume among all CAHs in the sample was 624 procedures per CAH per year, and only 6.8 percent of CAHs performed none. (2) The average portion of all surgery volume performed on an outpatient basis in CAHs is 77 percent. Inpatient procedure volume ranged between 20 percent and 24 percent of total surgical volume across the four states. Most of the research literature on surgery in CAHs focus on inpatient procedures only, thus missing a significant portion of the surgery volume that CAHs perform. (3) The high correlation (0.86, p <0.0001) indicates that the 3:1 ratio of outpatient-to-inpatient surgical volume was relatively consistent across CAHs. (4) Operations on the musculoskeletal system, the eye, and the digestive system accounted for 67 percent on average of all surgical procedures in CAHs. Many surgical procedures are performed on an inpatient and outpatient basis, but some are performed exclusively in one setting. PMID:26415235

  7. The surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation: ablation technology and surgical approaches.

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    Henry, Linda; Ad, Niv

    2013-07-01

    The Cox maze procedure developed originally in 1987 by Dr James Cox has evolved from a "cut and sew" surgical procedure, where the maze was applied using multiple surgical cuts, to an extensive use of surgical ablation technology where ablation lesions are placed with alternative energy sources (radiofrequency, cryothermy, microwave, and high-frequency ultrasound). Furthermore, the procedure has changed from a median sternotomy approach only to one that can be performed minimally invasively and robotically. The purpose of this paper is to review the current available technology for the ablation of atrial fibrillation as well as the different procedural approaches for the surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. PMID:23908871

  8. The Surgical Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation: Ablation Technology and Surgical Approaches

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    Henry, Linda; Ad, Niv

    2013-01-01

    The Cox maze procedure developed originally in 1987 by Dr James Cox has evolved from a “cut and sew” surgical procedure, where the maze was applied using multiple surgical cuts, to an extensive use of surgical ablation technology where ablation lesions are placed with alternative energy sources (radiofrequency, cryothermy, microwave, and high-frequency ultrasound). Furthermore, the procedure has changed from a median sternotomy approach only to one that can be performed minimally invasively and robotically. The purpose of this paper is to review the current available technology for the ablation of atrial fibrillation as well as the different procedural approaches for the surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. PMID:23908871

  9. Totally laparoscopic versus conventional ileoanal pouch procedure – design of a single-centre, expertise based randomised controlled trial to compare the laparoscopic and conventional surgical approach in patients undergoing primary elective restorative proctocolectomy- LapConPouch-Trial

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    Antolovic, Dalibor; Kienle, Peter; Knaebel, Hanns-Peter; Schmidt, Jan; Gutt, Carsten N; Weitz, Jürgen; Koch, Moritz; Büchler, Markus W; Seiler, Christoph M

    2006-01-01

    Background Restorative proctocolectomy is increasingly being performed minimal invasively but a totally laparoscopic technique has not yet been compared to the standard open technique in a randomized study. Methods/design This is a two armed, single centre, expertise based, preoperatively randomized, patient blinded study. It is designed as a two-group parallel superiority study. Power calculation revealed 80 patients per group in order to recruit the 65 patients to be analysed for the primary endpoint. The primary objective is to investigate intra-operative blood loss and the need for blood transfusions. We hypothesise that intra-operative blood loss and the need for peri-operative blood transfusions are significantly higher in the conventional group. Additionally a set of surgical and non-surgical parameters related to the operation will be analysed as secondary objectives. These will include operative time, complications, postoperative pain, lung function, postoperative length of hospital stay, a cosmetic score and pre-and postoperative quality of life. Discussion The trial will answer the question whether there is indeed an advantage in the laparoscopic group in regard to blood loss and the need for blood transfusions. Moreover, it will generate data on the safety and potential advantages and disadvantages of the minimally invasive approach. PMID:17125500

  10. Techniques and Results for Open Hip Preservation

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    Levy, David M.; Hellman, Michael D.; Haughom, Bryan; Stover, Michael D.; Nho, Shane J.

    2015-01-01

    While hip arthroscopy grows in popularity, there are still many circumstances under which open hip preservation is the most appropriately indicated. This article specifically reviews open hip preservation procedures for a variety of hip conditions. Femoral acetabular impingement may be corrected using an open surgical hip dislocation. Acetabular dysplasia may be corrected using a periacetabular osteotomy. Acetabular protrusio may require surgical hip dislocation with rim trimming and a possible valgus intertrochanteric osteotomy. Legg–Calve–Perthes disease produces complex deformities that may be better served with osteotomies of the proximal femur and/or acetabulum. Chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis may also benefit from a surgical hip dislocation and/or proximal femoral osteotomy. PMID:26649292

  11. Surgical Skills Beyond Scientific Management

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    Whitfield, Nicholas

    2015-01-01

    During the Great War, the French surgeon Alexis Carrel, in collaboration with the English chemist Henry Dakin, devised an antiseptic treatment for infected wounds. This paper focuses on Carrel’s attempt to standardise knowledge of infected wounds and their treatment, and looks closely at the vision of surgical skill he espoused and its difference from those associated with the doctrines of scientific management. Examining contemporary claims that the Carrel–Dakin method increased rather than diminished demands on surgical work, this paper further shows how debates about antiseptic wound treatment opened up a critical space for considering the nature of skill as a vital dynamic in surgical innovation and practice. PMID:26090737

  12. Surgical Skills Beyond Scientific Management.

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    Whitfield, Nicholas

    2015-07-01

    During the Great War, the French surgeon Alexis Carrel, in collaboration with the English chemist Henry Dakin, devised an antiseptic treatment for infected wounds. This paper focuses on Carrel's attempt to standardise knowledge of infected wounds and their treatment, and looks closely at the vision of surgical skill he espoused and its difference from those associated with the doctrines of scientific management. Examining contemporary claims that the Carrel-Dakin method increased rather than diminished demands on surgical work, this paper further shows how debates about antiseptic wound treatment opened up a critical space for considering the nature of skill as a vital dynamic in surgical innovation and practice. PMID:26090737

  13. Evolution of powered surgical instruments.

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    Messer, E J; Carlson, R S; O'Keefe, J S; Bill, T J; Luce, C A; Thacker, J G; Edlich, R F

    1995-01-01

    The history of powered surgical instruments has paralleled their need in surgery, particularly surgery involving hard tissue like bone or teeth. This development was of great importance, as the sophistication of procedures became more demanding, requiring the use of implants. The fields of neurosurgery, orthopaedics, otology, and dentistry have all played key roles in the development of the high-powered surgical instruments that are now used in every surgical and dental subspecialty. Power modalities that include pneumatic and electric sources along with the development of interchangeable accessories have revolutionized the surgical field, making procedures both safer and faster. Many physicians, dentists, and companies continue to contribute to this exciting and rapidly evolving industry. PMID:10163357

  14. Surgical therapy in chronic pancreatitis.

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    Neal, C P; Dennison, A R; Garcea, G

    2012-12-01

    Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas which causes chronic pain, as well as exocrine and endocrine failure in the majority of patients, together producing social and domestic upheaval and a very poor quality of life. At least half of patients will require surgical intervention at some stage in their disease, primarily for the treatment of persistent pain. Available data have now confirmed that surgical intervention may produce superior results to conservative and endoscopic treatment. Comprehensive individual patient assessment is crucial to optimal surgical management, however, in order to determine which morphological disease variant (large duct disease, distal stricture with focal disease, expanded head or small duct/minimal change disease) is present in the individual patient, as a wide and differing range of surgical approaches are possible depending upon the specific abnormality within the gland. This review comprehensively assesses the evidence for these differing approaches to surgical intervention in chronic pancreatitis. Surgical drainage procedures should be limited to a small number of patients with a dilated duct and no pancreatic head mass. Similarly, a small population presenting with a focal stricture and tail only disease may be successfully treated by distal pancreatectomy. Long-term results of both of these procedure types are poor, however. More impressive results have been yielded for the surgical treatment of the expanded head, for which a range of surgical options now exist. Evidence from level I studies and a recent meta-analysis suggests that duodenum-preserving resections offer benefits compared to pancreaticoduodenectomy, though the results of the ongoing, multicentre ChroPac trial are awaited to confirm this. Further data are also needed to determine which of the duodenum-preserving procedures provides optimal results. In relation to small duct/minimal change disease total pancreatectomy represents the only valid surgical option for the treatment of pain. Though previously dismissed as a valid treatment due to the resultant brittle diabetes, the advent of islet cell autotransplantation has enabled this procedure to produce excellent long-term results in relation to pain, endocrine status and quality of life. Given these excellent short- and long-term results of surgical therapy for chronic pancreatitis, and the poor symptom control provided by conservative and endoscopic treatment (coupled to near inevitable progression to exocrine and endocrine failure), it is likely that future years will see a further shift towards the earlier and more frequent surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis. Furthermore, the expansion of islet cell autotransplantation to a wider range of pancreatic resections has the potential to even further improve the outcomes of surgical treatment for this problematic yet increasingly common disease. PMID:23207614

  15. Credentialing of surgical skills centers.

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    Sachdeva, Ajit K

    2011-01-01

    Major imperatives regarding quality of patient care and patient safety are impacting surgical care and surgical education. Also, significant emphasis continues to be placed on education and training to achieve proficiency, expertise, and mastery in surgery. Simulation-based surgical education and training can be of immense help in acquiring and maintaining surgical skills in safe environments without exposing patients to risk. Opportunities for repetition of tasks can be provided to achieve pre-established standards, and knowledge and skills can be verified using valid and reliable assessment methods. Also, expertise and mastery can be attained through repeated practice, specific feedback, and establishment of progressively higher learning goals. Simulation-based education and training can help surgeons maintain their skills in infrequently performed procedures and regain proficiency in procedures they have not performed for a period of time. In addition, warm-ups and surgical rehearsals in simulated environments should enhance performance in real settings. Major efforts are being pursued to advance the field of simulation-based surgical education. New education and training models involving validation of knowledge and skills are being designed for practicing surgeons. A competency-based national surgery resident curriculum was recently launched and is undergoing further enhancements to address evolving education and training needs. Innovative simulation-based surgical education and training should be offered at state-of-the-art simulation centers, and credentialing and accreditation of these centers are key to achieving their full potential. PMID:21549986

  16. Surgical therapy for benign prostatic hypertrophy/bladder outflow obstruction

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    Thiruchelvam, Nikesh

    2014-01-01

    Monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with endoscopic electrocautery remains the gold standard surgical technique for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) by which all new procedures are compared. We reviewed the current literature, and international urological guidelines and consensus opinion on various surgical options for BPH and present a brief overview of alternative techniques including bipolar TURP, transurethral incision of the prostate, transurethral vaporization of the prostate, laser prostatectomy (with holmium, thulium and potassium titanyl phosphate greenlight lasers) and open prostatectomy (with mention of new techniques including laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy). Emerging, experimental and less established techniques are also described including endoscopic heat generation (transurethral microwave thermotherapy, radiofrequency transurethral needle ablation of the prostate, high intensity focused ultrasound, hot water induced thermotherapy, pulsed electromagnetic radiofrequency), injection therapy (transurethral ethanol ablation and botulinum toxin) and mechanical devices (intraprostatic stents and urethral lift devices). Despite a plethora of surgical options, none have realistically improved outcomes in the long-term compared with TURP. Improvements have been made on improving surgical morbidity and time in hospital. Questions remain in this area, including what specific elements of bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) result in damage to the urinary tract, how does BPH contribute to BOO and how much prostate volume reduction is necessary to relieve BOO or lower urinary tract symptoms. Given these unanswered questions and the multitude of procedures available, it is clear that appropriate counselling is necessary in all men who undergo BPH surgery. PMID:24744521

  17. Surgical repair of tricuspid atresia

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    Fontan, F.; Baudet, E.

    1971-01-01

    Surgical repair of tricuspid atresia has been carried out in three patients; two of these operations have been successful. A new surgical procedure has been used which transmits the whole vena caval blood to the lungs, while only oxygenated blood returns to the left heart. The right atrium is, in this way, `ventriclized', to direct the inferior vena caval blood to the left lung, the right pulmonary artery receiving the superior vena caval blood through a cava-pulmonary anastomosis. This technique depends on the size of the pulmonary arteries, which must be large enough and at sufficiently low pressure to allow a cava-pulmonary anastomosis. The indications for this procedure apply only to children sufficiently well developed. Younger children or those whose pulmonary arteries are too small should be treated by palliative surgical procedures. Images PMID:5089489

  18. Surgical Derotation Technique: A Novel Approach in the Management of Rotated Immature Permanent Incisor

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    Krishnapriya, V; Sriram, CH; Reddy, Maheshwar KR

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT Surgical derotation is a method of placing a rotated tooth in normal alignment in a dental arch; surgically, immediately and permanently. It is a potentially convenient and cost-effective treatment modality as compared to conventional orthodontic procedure for rotated maxillary incisor with open apex. Here is a presentation of a severely rotated maxillary left permanent central incisor in a nine and half years old girl, with a radiographic evidence of immature root apex which was surgically derotated, orthodontically retroclined and intruded to its normal position. Postsurgical clinical and radiographic evaluation was done for a period of one and half years to confirm the vitality and continued physiological root formation of the affected tooth. How to cite this article: Dutta B, Krishnapriya V, Sriram CH, Reddy MKR. Surgical Derotation Technique: A Novel Approach in the Management of Rotated Immature Permanent Incisor. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(3):220-223. PMID:26604541

  19. Modeling surgical skill learning with cognitive simulation.

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    Park, Shi-Hyun; Suh, Irene H; Chien, Jung-hung; Paik, Jaehyon; Ritter, Frank E; Oleynikov, Dmitry; Siu, Ka-Chun

    2011-01-01

    We used a cognitive architecture (ACT-R) to explore the procedural learning of surgical tasks and then to understand the process of perceptual motor learning and skill decay in surgical skill performance. The ACT-R cognitive model simulates declarative memory processes during motor learning. In this ongoing study, four surgical tasks (bimanual carrying, peg transfer, needle passing, and suture tying) were performed using the da Vinci© surgical system. Preliminary results revealed that an ACT-R model produced similar learning effects. Cognitive simulation can be used to demonstrate and optimize the perceptual motor learning and skill decay in surgical skill training. PMID:21335834

  20. Surgical correction of congenital entropion in related Boer goat kids using a combination Hotz-Celsus and lateral eyelid wedge resection procedure.

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    Donnelly, Kevin S; Pearce, Jacqueline W; Giuliano, Elizabeth A; Fry, Pamela R; Middleton, John R

    2014-11-01

    Five related Boer goat kids (?4 months of age) were presented to the University of Missouri, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (MU-VMTH) with epiphora and blepharospasm of several weeks duration and commencing prior to 1 month of age in all animals. Clinical examination confirmed euryblepharon and entropion bilaterally in two females and one male and unilaterally in two female kids. Deep stromal corneal ulceration was present in two eyes, and corneal granulation tissue and fibrosis were present in half (5/10) the affected eyes. A combination Hotz-Celsus and lateral eyelid wedge resection procedure was performed on all affected eyelids. Recheck examinations and long-term follow-up confirmed resolution of the entropion, preservation of normal eyelid conformation, and restoration of ocular comfort. Pedigree analysis ruled out sex-linked and autosomal dominant inheritance patterns; a specific mode of inheritance could not be determined. The Boer goat breed may be at increased risk for the development of entropion. This cases series represents the first report of entropion in the caprine species. PMID:25338664

  1. EACTS expert consensus statement for surgical management of pleural empyema.

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    Scarci, Marco; Abah, Udo; Solli, Piergiorgio; Page, Aravinda; Waller, David; van Schil, Paul; Melfi, Franca; Schmid, Ralph A; Athanassiadi, Kalliopi; Sousa Uva, Miguel; Cardillo, Giuseppe

    2015-11-01

    Pleural infection is a frequent clinical condition. Prompt treatment has been shown to reduce hospital costs, morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in treatment have been variably implemented in clinical practice. This statement reviews the latest developments and concepts to improve clinical management and stimulate further research. The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Thoracic Domain and the EACTS Pleural Diseases Working Group established a team of thoracic surgeons to produce a comprehensive review of available scientific evidence with the aim to cover all aspects of surgical practice related to its treatment, in particular focusing on: surgical treatment of empyema in adults; surgical treatment of empyema in children; and surgical treatment of post-pneumonectomy empyema (PPE). In the management of Stage 1 empyema, prompt pleural space chest tube drainage is required. In patients with Stage 2 or 3 empyema who are fit enough to undergo an operative procedure, there is a demonstrated benefit of surgical debridement or decortication [possibly by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)] over tube thoracostomy alone in terms of treatment success and reduction in hospital stay. In children, a primary operative approach is an effective management strategy, associated with a lower mortality rate and a reduction of tube thoracostomy duration, length of antibiotic therapy, reintervention rate and hospital stay. Intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy is a reasonable alternative to primary operative management. Uncomplicated PPE [without bronchopleural fistula (BPF)] can be effectively managed with minimally invasive techniques, including fenestration, pleural space irrigation and VATS debridement. PPE associated with BPF can be effectively managed with individualized open surgical techniques, including direct repair, myoplastic and thoracoplastic techniques. Intrathoracic vacuum-assisted closure may be considered as an adjunct to the standard treatment. The current literature cements the role of VATS in the management of pleural empyema, even if the choice of surgical approach relies on the individual surgeon's preference. PMID:26254467

  2. Laparoscopic pancreatic resection: some benefits of evolving surgical techniques.

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    Nakamura, Yoshiharu; Uchida, Eiji; Nomura, Tsutomu; Aimoto, Takayuki; Matsumoto, Satoshi; Tajiri, Takashi

    2009-01-01

    Laparoscopic pancreatic resection began to be reported in the first half of the 1990s, with subsequent reports focusing primarily on the safety and usefulness of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (Lap-DP) for benign and low-malignancy lesions of the pancreatic body and tail (such as chronic pancreatitis, neuroendocrine tumor, mucinous cystic neoplasm, and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm). Recently we have also begun to see retrospective case-control studies comparing these techniques with open surgery, with Lap-DP showing advantages not only in terms of esthetics related to the surgical wound, but also with regard to reduced intraoperative bleeding, postoperative recovery time, and days of postoperative hospitalization. Prospective randomized controlled trials are still needed for confirmation, but it appears likely that this technique will become a standard surgical procedure for the treatment of diseases of the pancreatic body and tail. In contrast, laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (Lap-PD) remains controversial in the minds of many pancreatic surgeons. This is primarily due to the difficulty of laparoscopic reconstruction following resection. However, there have recently been a number of single-center reports on the use of this procedure in at least 20 patients per center, showing that Lap-PD is associated with considerable reduction in intraoperative bleeding. Our own experience has been similar. In carefully selected patients, we find Lap-PD to be a useful surgical procedure. PMID:19585074

  3. Surgical challenge: endoscopic repair of cerebrospinal fluid leak

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    2012-01-01

    Background Cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF) result from an abnormal communication between the subarachnoid space and the extracranial space. Approximately 90% of CSF leak at the anterior skull base manifests as rhinorrhea and can become life-threatening condition. Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) has become a common otolaryngologist procedure. The aim of this article is to consider our experience and to evaluate the outcomes in patients who underwent a purely endoscopic repair of CSF leaks of the anterior skull base. Findings Retrospective chart review was performed of all patients surgically treated for CSF leaks presenting to the Section of Nasal and Sinus Disorders at the Service of ENT–Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela (CHUS), between 2004 and 2010. A total of 30 patients who underwent repair CSF leak by ESS. The success rate was 93.4% at the first attempt; only two patients (6.6%) required a second surgical procedure, and none of it was necessary to use a craniotomy for closure. Follow-up periods ranged from 4?months to 6?years. Conclusion Identifying the size, site, and etiology of the CSF leak remains the most important factor in the surgical success. It is generally accepted that the ESS have made procedures minimally invasive, and CSF leak is now one of its well-established indications with low morbidity and high success rate, with one restriction for fistulas of the posterior wall of the frontal sinus should be repaired in conjunction with open techniques. PMID:22925201

  4. Does Preoperative Urodynamic Testing Improve Surgical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing the Transobturator Tape Procedure for Stress Urinary Incontinence? A Prospective Randomized Trial

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    Rathi, Sudheer; Patnaik, Pranab; Shaw, Dipak; Jain, Madhu; Trivedi, Sameer; Dwivedi, Udai Shankar

    2014-01-01

    Purpose Urodynamic studies are commonly performed as part of the preoperative work-up of patients undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). We aimed to assess the extent to which these urodynamic parameters influence patient selection and postoperative outcomes. Materials and Methods Patients presenting with SUI were randomly assigned to two groups: one undergoing office evaluation only and the other with a preoperative urodynamic work-up. Patients with unfavorable urodynamic parameters (detrusor overactivity [DO] and/or Valsalva leak point pressure [VLPP]<60 cm H2O and/or maximum urethral closure pressure [MUCP]<20 cm H2O) were excluded from the urodynamic testing group. All patients in both groups underwent the transobturator midurethral sling procedure. Evaluation for treatment success (reductions in urogenital distress inventory and incontinence impact questionnaire scoring along with absent positive stress test) was done at 6 months and 1 year postoperatively. Results A total of 72 patients were evaluated. After 12 patients with any one or more of the abnormal urodynamic parameters were excluded, 30 patients were finally recruited in each of the "urodynamic testing" and "office evaluation only" groups. At both the 6- and the 12-month follow-ups, treatment outcomes (reduction in scores and positive provocative stress test) were significantly better in the urodynamic testing group than in the office evaluation only group (p-values significant for all outcomes). Conclusions Our findings showed statistically significantly better treatment outcomes in the urodynamic group (after excluding those with poor prognostic indicators such as DO, low VLPP, and MUCP) than in the office evaluation only group. We recommend exploiting the prognostic value of these urodynamic parameters for patient counseling and treatment decisions. PMID:25512817

  5. Openings

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    Selwyn, Peter A.

    2015-01-01

    Reviewing his clinic patient schedule for the day, a physician reflects on the history of a young woman he has been caring for over the past 9 years. What starts out as a routine visit then turns into a unique opening for communication and connection. A chance glimpse out the window of the exam room leads to a deeper meditation on parenthood, survival, and healing, not only for the patient but also for the physician. How many missed opportunities have we all had, without even realizing it, to allow this kind of fleeting but profound opening? PMID:26195687

  6. Re-engineering surgical services in a community teaching hospital.

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    Cohen, M M; Wreford, M; Barnes, M; Voight, P

    1997-04-01

    The Grace Hospital Surgical Services redesign project began in December 1995 and concluded in November 1996. It was led by the Chief of Surgery, the Surgical/Anesthesia Services Director, and the Associate Director of Critical Care/Trauma. The project was undertaken in order to radically redesign the delivery of surgical services in the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Northwest Region. It encompassed the Grace Hospital Main Operating Room (10 operating theatres) and Post-Anesthesia Recovery Unit, and a satellite Ambulatory Surgery Center in Southfield, Michigan. The four areas of focus were materials management, case scheduling, patient flow/staffing, and business planning. The guiding objectives of the project were to improve upon the quality of surgical services for patients and physicians, to substantially reduce costs, and to increase case volume. Because the Grace Surgical Services redesign project was conducted in a markedly open communicative, and inclusive fashion and drew participation from a broad range of medical professionals, support staff, and management, it created positive ripple effects across the institution by raising staff cost-consciousness, satisfaction, and morale. Other important accomplishments of the project included: Introduction of block scheduling in the ORs, which improved room utilization and turnaround efficiencies, and greatly smoothed the boarding process for physicians. Centralization of all surgical boarding, upgrading of computer equipment to implement "one call" surgery scheduling, and enlarging the capacity for archiving, managing and retrieving OR data. Installation of a 23-hour, overnight recovery unit and provision of physician assistants at the Ambulatory Surgery Center, opening the doors to an expanded number of surgical procedures, and enabling higher quality care for patients. Reduction of FTE positions by 27 percent at the Ambulatory Surgery Center. This yielded a total cost reduction of +1.5 million per annum in the annual budget of +10.3 million; Recruited 10 new podiatrists and increased the volume of cases brought to Northwest Region facilities by surgical specialists. This added 100 cases in 1996, and is projected to add 500 cases in 1997. A 14.5 percent reduction in the cost of operating the Surgical Services was achieved. This was accompanied by enhanced staff morale, physician satisfaction and a higher quality of patient care. PMID:10172985

  7. Percutaneous implantation of the CoreValve aortic valve prosthesis in patients at high risk or rejected for surgical valve replacement: Clinical evaluation and feasibility of the procedure in the first 30 patients in the AMC-UvA.

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    Baan, J; Yong, Z Y; Koch, K T; Henriques, J P S; Bouma, B J; de Hert, S G; van der Meulen, J; Tijssen, J G P; Piek, J J; de Mol, B A J M

    2010-01-01

    Objective. To report the feasibility, safety and efficacy of percutaneous aortic valve implantation (PAVI) with the CoreValve self-expanding aortic valve bioprosthesis in elderly patients with aortic valve stenosis who are rejected for surgery or have a high surgical risk.Methods. PAVI using the CoreValve ReValving System was performed under general anaesthesia in 30 high-risk (surgical) patients with a symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis.Results. The patients had a mean age of 80.5+/-7.7 years, a mean aortic valve area of 0.71+/-0.19 cm(2), a peak transvalvular aortic gradient of 79+/-25 mmHg, as measured with echo Doppler, a logistic EuroSCORE of 15+/-10% and a Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score of 5.2+/-2.9%. Device success was achieved in all patients and acute procedural success in 27 patients (90%). In the surviving patients, there was in a reduction of the peak aortic pressure gradient from 76+/-24 mmHg to 22+/-7 mmHg (n=24, p<0.00001) 30 days after successful device implantation. At 30 days, major adverse cardiovascular and cerebral events had occurred in seven patients (23%). This included mortality in six patients (20%), of which one death was cardiovascular. The other five non-cardiovascular deaths involved two patients who died of an exacerbation of severe pre-existent pulmonary disease and three of infectious complications.Conclusions. Percutaneous aortic valve implantation was successfully performed in our centre in highrisk patients, with a 30-day mortality of 20%. When successful, marked haemodynamic improvement and relief of symptoms was achieved. (Neth Heart J 2010;18:18-24.). PMID:20111639

  8. Simultaneous Surgical Treatment of Type B Dissection Complicated With Visceral Malperfusion and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Role of Aortic Fenestration

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    Filippone, Gianfranco; Ferro, Gabriele; Duranti, Cristiana; La Barbera, Gaetano; Talarico, Francesco

    2013-01-01

    Aortic dissection occurs in about 5% of patients with coexistent abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA); combined type B dissection complicated with visceral malperfusion and AAA is an uncommon aortic emergency and patients presenting with complications of thoracic aortic dissection have a dismal prognosis related to difficulties in treatment strategies. Despite tremendous improvement of endovascular techniques, surgical aortic fenestration represents a quick, safe, and effective procedure able to restore flow in an otherwise malperfused aorta. This procedure has to be kept in mind because subsets of patients cannot be treated conventionally due to either prohibitive risk of aortic replacement, anatomic contraindication, or limitations of percutaneous procedures. Herein we report a case of a patient presenting with type B aortic dissection complicated by visceral malperfusion and AAA which was successfully treated simultaneously by open AAA repair and surgical fenestration. We focus on the mechanism of malperfusion and on the role of surgical fenestration.

  9. Local Irrigation of the Surgical Field with Antibiotics in the End of Procedure Reduces the Infection Rate in Herniated Lumbar Disc Surgery

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    Kërveshi, Armend; Halili, Nehat; Kastrati, Bujar; Qosja, Faik; Kabashi, Serbeze; Muçaj, Sefedin

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Reported rate of infections after lumbar discectomy is 1%–15 %. This complication may result in disability or even the death. Aim The aim of the study is to assess the rate of infection associated with lumbar discectomies when combined systemic and local antibiotic prophylaxis was employed. Patients and methods: In this retrospective study we analyzed all patients operated for herniated lumbar disc from 2009 -2012 in our institute. Beside of receiving systemic prophylaxis with 2g of Cefazoline, all patients had their operative field irrigated at the end of operation with Amikacin sulfate injection. Wound was considered infected when local and systemic signs of infection were revealed and were associated with elevated ESR, leukocytosis and elevated CRP. Assessment of infection is done by neurosurgeon during the hospitalization and later at outpatient’s clinic along postoperative course of three months. Results: A total of 604 patients were operated, of those 285 patients (47.2 %) females and 319 males (52.8 %), 12 patients were operated on two levels (1.98 %). Average patient age was 32.5 years (range 20–65 years) Localization of herniated disc was: in L/2-L/3 20 patients or 3.3 %, the L/3-L/4 level 42 patients or 7 % , the L/4 -L /5 262 patients or 43.3 % at the level L/V- S/1 280 patients or 46.3 %. Three patients (0.49%) developed wound infection, two of them superficial infection only with local signs: local pain, redness and leakage. They were treated with oral antibiotics. One with deep wound infection. He presented with local and systemic signs and treated with i.v antibiotics. All the cultures from wound swab revealed staphylococcus aureus. Conclusion: Prophylaxis with systemic antibiotic (Cefazoline 2.0) intravenous administration 30 minutes before the incision and irrigation of operative field with local antibiotic Amikacine sulfate at the end of procedure reduces the infection rate in patients operated for herniated lumbar disc when compared with systemic antibiotic prophylaxis only. PMID:25685087

  10. Surgical access to separate branches of the cat vestibular nerve

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    Radkevich, L. A.; Ayzikov, G. S.

    1981-01-01

    A posteroventral approach for access to separate branches of the cat vestibular nerve is presented which permits simultaneous surgical access to the ampullary and otolithic nerves. Surgical procedures are discussed.

  11. Endoscopic Surgical Removal of Calcific Tendinitis of the Rectus Femoris: Surgical Technique

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    Comba, Fernando; Piuzzi, Nicolás S.; Zanotti, Gerardo; Buttaro, Martín; Piccaluga, Francisco

    2015-01-01

    Calcific tendinitis of the rectus femoris (CTRF) is an under-recognized condition and, because of its self-limiting nature, is usually managed conservatively. Nevertheless, when nonsurgical therapy fails, further invasive alternatives are required. At this point, arthroscopic resection provides a minimally invasive and interesting alternative to open surgery. The aim of this work is to report the surgical technique of endoscopic surgical removal in patients with CTRF at the periarticular region of the hip joint. Endoscopic surgical removal of CTRF was performed without traction following anatomic landmarks for hip arthroscopy portal placement. We used the anterolateral portal and the proximal accessory portal to obtain access to the lesion. A shaver and radiofrequency device are useful tools to depict the calcific lesion while the whole resection is performed with a 5-mm round burr. Intraoperative fluoroscopy control during the entire procedure is essential. Endoscopic treatment of calcific tendinitis of the hip is a valuable technique in the treatment of patients who do not respond to conservative treatment. PMID:26759778

  12. Epidemiology and treatment outcome of surgically treated mandibular condyle fractures. A five years retrospective study.

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    Zrounba, Hugues; Lutz, Jean-Christophe; Zink, Simone; Wilk, Astrid

    2014-09-01

    Surgical management of mandibular condyle fractures is still controversial. Although it provides better outcome than closed treatment questions still remain about the surgical approach and the osteosynthesis devices to be used. Between 2005 and 2010, we managed 168 mandibular condyle fractures with open treatment. Two surgical approaches were used in this study, a pre-auricular and a high submandibular approach (one or the other or as a combined approach). Internal fixation was performed using TCP(®) plates (Medartis, Basel, Switzerland) or with two lag screws (15 and 17 mm). Delta plates were used in 15 cases (8.9%). We report the epidemiology of these fractures and the outcomes of the surgical treatment. We assessed the complications related to the surgical procedure and those related to the osteosynthesis material. The facial nerve related complication rate was very low and the osteosynthesis materials used proved to be strong enough to realize a stable fixation. The two approaches used in this study appeared to be safe with good aesthetic results. Most of the surgical procedure failures occurred in high subcondylar fractures especially when bilateral. PMID:24485271

  13. Endoscopy-MR Image Fusion for Image Guided Procedures

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    Huang, Xishi; Ren, Jing

    2013-01-01

    Minimally invasive endoscope based abdominal procedures provide potential advantages over conventional open surgery such as reduced trauma, shorter hospital stay, and quick recovery. One major limitation of using this technique is the narrow view of the endoscope and the lack of proper 3D context of the surgical site. In this paper, we propose a rapid and accurate method to align intraoperative stereo endoscopic images of the surgical site with preoperative Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. Gridline light pattern is projected on the surgical site to facilitate the registration. The purpose of this surface-based registration is to provide 3D context of the surgical site to the endoscopic view. We have validated the proposed method on a liver phantom and achieved the surface registration error of 0.76 ± 0.11?mm. PMID:24298281

  14. Basilar invagination: Surgical results

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    Joaquim, Andrei F.; Ghizoni, Enrico; Giacomini, Leonardo A.; Tedeschi, Helder; Patel, Alpesh A.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Basilar invagination (BI) is a congenital craniocervical junction (CCJ) anomaly represented by a prolapsed spine into the skull-base that can result in severe neurological impairment. Materials and Methods: In this paper, we retrospective evaluate the surgical treatment of 26 patients surgically treated for symptomatic BI. BI was classified according to instability and neural abnormalities findings. Clinical outcome was evaluated using the Nürick grade system. Results: A total of 26 patients were included in this paper. Their age ranged from 15 to 67 years old (mean 38). Of which, 10 patients were male (38%) and 16 (62%) were female. All patients had some degree of tonsillar herniation, with 25 patients treated with foramen magnum decompression. Nine patients required a craniocervical fixation. Six patients had undergone prior surgery and required a new surgical procedure for progression of neurological symptoms associated with new compression or instability. Most of patients with neurological symptoms secondary to brainstem compression had some improvement during the follow-up. There was mortality in this series, 1 month after surgery, associated with a late removal of the tracheal cannula. Conclusions: Management of BI requires can provide improvements in neurological outcomes, but requires analysis of the neural and bony anatomy of the CCJ, as well as occult instability. The complexity and heterogeneous presentation requires attention to occult instability on examination and attention to airway problems secondary to concomitant facial malformations. PMID:25210337

  15. Guideline implementation: Surgical attire.

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    Cowperthwaite, Liz; Holm, Rebecca L

    2015-02-01

    Surgical attire helps protect patients from microorganisms that may be shed from the hair and skin of perioperative personnel. The updated AORN "Guideline for surgical attire" provides guidance on scrub attire, shoes, head coverings, and masks worn in the semirestricted and restricted areas of the perioperative setting, as well as how to handle personal items (eg, jewelry, backpacks, cell phones) that may be taken into the perioperative suite. This article focuses on key points of the guideline to help perioperative personnel adhere to facility policies and regulatory requirements for attire. The key points address the potential benefits of wearing scrub attire made of antimicrobial fabric, covering the arms when in the restricted area of the surgical suite, removing or confining jewelry when wearing scrub attire, disinfecting personal items that will be taken into the perioperative suite, and sending reusable attire to a health care-accredited laundry facility after use. Perioperative RNs should review the complete guideline for additional information and for guidance when writing and updating policies and procedures. PMID:25645036

  16. Infection prevention: the surgical care continuum.

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    Barnes, Sue

    2015-05-01

    Lack of careful attention to the increasing complexity of surgical procedures, instrument cleaning and processing, and the transition of surgical and other invasive procedures from the OR to areas outside the traditional hospital OR can contribute to surgical site infection (SSI) risk. Regardless of the location of an intervention, when basic infection prevention measures are applied reliably, even low infection rates can be reduced. To address infection prevention challenges, infection preventionists (IPs) must be well informed regarding infection risk and prevention during surgical and other invasive procedures and the effect a facility type may have on patients' infection risk. The IP must have a solid understanding of surgical asepsis, instrument disinfection, and sterilization to educate and support clinical teams in identifying opportunities for improvement relative to infection prevention. PMID:25946177

  17. The Aggregate National Supply of Job Openings and Firms' Procedures for Filling Positions. IAB Labour Market Research Topics.

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    Magvas, Emil; Spitznagel, Eugen

    Surveys by the Institut fur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) of German firms' job openings have been combined with job registry data from the Bundesanstalt fur Arbeit on an annual basis since 1989 in order to determine the scope and structure of the aggregate national supply of job openings. The surveys also indicated problems encountered…

  18. [Increase in surgical treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injury].

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    Meuffels, D E

    2009-01-01

    An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a very common musculoskeletal injury. The number of ACL reconstructions is increasing, both in the Netherlands and worldwide. Substantial progress has been made in surgical technique: from open to arthroscopic procedures. An ACL reconstruction will not diminish the chance of osteoarthritis, and the biomechanical properties of the knee will never be the same as before the trauma. An ACL reconstruction does, however, reduce the chance of instability, or 'giving way', which is the most important indication for surgical intervention. There are insufficient long-term results described in the literature to indicate either surgery or conservative measures as the treatment of choice. Treatment should be individually determined, taking into consideration factors such as: pattern of symptoms, degree of instability, desire to practise sport, age and willingness to commit to a 9-month rehabilitation programme. PMID:21401972

  19. [Surgical complications in renal transplantation].

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    Boffo, V; Cortese, F; Baroni, B; Pisani, F; Utzeri, G; Casciani, C U

    1993-11-01

    Technical complications in kidney transplantation are unusual but with a high incidence of graft loss and mortality. The authors report their experience with 89 kidney transplants with an overall incidence of 16.8%. Only early and aggressive surgical procedures can resolve certain of the complications. PMID:8152568

  20. Surgical options for obesity.

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    Demaria, Eric J; Jamal, Mohammad K

    2005-03-01

    Several bariatric procedures are available that have excellent long-term weight loss results and are backed by several large clinical trials. Purely restrictive procedures like VBG have fallen out of favor because of inadequate long-term weight loss. Gastric bypass and the BPD are well-studied and show significant resolution of obesity-related comorbidities. Long-term nutritional consequences are seen more commonly after malabsorptive procedures like the BPD than after hybrid malabsorptive-restrictive procedures like the gastric bypass. Because compliance and long-term nutritional follow-up are mandatory after any bariatric procedure, purely malabsorptive procedures should be reserved for super obese patients who are at risk for inadequate long-term weight loss. Furthermore, minimally invasive techniques have evolved and essentially have eliminated the high incidence of postoperative wound complications and incisional hernias frequently seen after open gastric bypass. Until the development ofa similarly successful procedure, gastric bypass will continue to be the gold standard bariatric procedure with its concurrent sustained weight loss benefits and resolution of comorbidities. PMID:15823443

  1. Surgical video systems.

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    1995-11-01

    Surgical video systems (SVSs), which typically consist of a video camera attached to an optical endoscope, a video processor, a light source, and a video monitor, are now being used to perform a significant number of minimally invasive surgical procedures. SVSs offer several advantages (e.g., multiple viewer visualization of the surgical site, increased clinician comfort) over nonvideo systems and have increased the practicality and convenience of minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Currently, SVSs are used by hospitals in their general, obstetric/gynecologic, orthopedic, thoracic, and urologic procedures, as well as in other specialties for which MIS is feasible. In this study, we evaluated 19 SVSs from 10 manufacturers, focusing on their use in laparoscopic applications in general surgery. We based our ratings on the usefulness of each system's video performance and features in helping clinicians provide safe and efficacious laparoscopic surgery. We rated 18 of the systems Acceptable because of their overall good performance and features. We rated 1 system Conditionally Acceptable because, compared with the other evaluated systems, this SVS presents a greater risk of thermal injury resulting from excessive heating at the distal tip of the laparoscope. Readers should be aware that our test results, conclusions, and ratings apply only to the specific systems and components tested in this Evaluation. In addition, although our discussion focuses on the laparoscopic application of SVSs, much of the information in this study also applies to other MIS applications, and the evaluated devices can be used in a variety of surgical procedures. To help hospitals gain the perspectives necessary to assess the appropriateness of specific SVSs to ensure that the needs of their patients, as well as the expectations of their clinicians, will be satisfied, we have included a Selection and Purchasing Guide that can be used as a supplement to our Evaluation findings. We have also included a Glossary of relevant terminology and the supplementary article, "Fiberoptic Illumination Systems and the Risk of Burns or Fire during Endoscopic Procedures," which addresses a safety concern with the use of these devices. While we made every effort to present the most current information, readers should recognize that this is a rapidly evolving technology, and developments occurring after our study was complete may not be reflected in the text. For additional information on topics related to this study, refer to the following Health Devices articles: (1) our Guidance Article, "Surgical Video Systems Used in Laparoscopy," 24(1), January 1995, which serves as an introduction to SVS terminology and includes a discussion of the significance of many SVS specifications; (2) our Evaluation, "Video Colonoscope Systems," 23(5), May 1994, which includes a detailed overview of video endoscopic applications and technology; and (3) our Evaluations of laparoscopic insufflators (21[5], May 1992, and 24[7], July 1995), which address issues related to the creation of a viewing and working space inside the peritoneal cavity to facilitate visualization in laparoscopic procedures. PMID:8750067

  2. [Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: surgical techniques].

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    Kojima, Yoshiyuki; Sato, Yuichi; Ogawa, Soichiro; Haga, Nobuhiro; Yanagida, Tomohiko

    2016-01-01

    Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for the patients with localized prostate cancer is increasingly being adopted around the world. The da Vinci surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) provides the advantages of simplification and precision of exposure and suturing because of allowing movements of the robotic arm in real time with increased degree of freedom and magnified 3-dimensional view. Therefore, RARP has been expected to provide superior therapeutic benefit to patients in terms of surgical outcome to open or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. In this review, we provide our technical aspects and tips and tricks of RARP to improve surgical outcome and postoperative quality of life. PMID:26793888

  3. Fewer complications after laparoscopic nephrectomy as compared to the open procedure with the modified Clavien classification system - a retrospective analysis from Southern China

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    2014-01-01

    Background The objective of the study is to compare complication rates of laparoscopic nephrectomy and open nephrectomy using a standardized classification method Methods We retrospectively included 843 patients from March 2006 to November 2012, of whom 88 had laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN), 526 had open radical nephrectomy (ORN), 42 had laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), and 187 had open partial nephrectomy (OPN). A modified Clavien classification system was applied to quantify complications of nephrectomy. Fisher’s exact or chi-square test were used to compare complication rates between laparoscopic and open approaches. Results The overall complication rate was 19.31%, 30.04%, 35.71%, and 36.36% in LRN, ORN, LPN, and OPN, respectively. More Grade II complications (odds ratio?=?2.593, 95% CI 1.172 to 5.737, P?=?0.010) and longer postoperation hospital stay (9.2 days and 7.6 days, P?surgical approach (LRN/ORN) (P?=?0.036), age (P?=?0.044), height (P?=?0.020), systolic pressure (P?=?0.012), fasting blood glucose level (P?=?0.032), and blood loss during operation (P?=?0.011) were significant predictors for grade II complications in radical nephrectomy. LPN had similar complication rates compared with OPN. Conclusions In conclusion, LRN had the advantages of less grade II complications and shorter postoperation hospital stay than ORN. Older age and more blood loss during operation would also contribute to more grade II complications in radical nephrectomy. PMID:25081928

  4. Complete Visual Rehabilitation in a Patient with No Light Perception after Surgical Management of a Penetrating Open-Globe Injury: A Case Report.

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    Baban, Tania A; Sammouh, Fady K; ElBallouz, Haytham M; Warrak, Elias L

    2015-01-01

    Open-globe injuries with no light perception (NLP) carry a poor prognosis, and many ophthalmologists select a primary enucleation or evisceration as a result. We present a case of complete visual rehabilitation in a patient who presented with NLP after a zone III penetrating open-globe injury. We recommend patient counseling regarding decision making and management of ocular trauma with NLP, since timely intervention and close follow-ups may restore useful or complete vision even in severely traumatized eyes. PMID:26265906

  5. Surgical treatment of neonatal ovarian cysts.

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    Marinkovi?, Smiljana; Joki?, Radoica; Bukarica, Svetlana; Miki?, Aleksandra Novakov; Vuckovi?, Nada; Anti?, Jelena

    2011-01-01

    Medical experts are still at issue over the most suitable management of simple neonatal ovarian cysts exceeding 40mm and complex cysts of any size. The authors present surgical treatment of these cysts by classical laparotomy and laparoscopy. The study included 13 newborn babies surgically treated for 6 simple and 7 complex ovarian cysts. The diameter of the cysts ranged from 29 to 102mm. The age of children was from 2 days to 10 months. The open classical laparotomic approach was performed in 8 babies. In the laparotomy group, cystectomy was done in 3 infants with simple cysts. The other 5, presented with ovarian torsion, required salpingo-oophorectomy. Video-assisted cystectomy was the procedure for 3 simplex and one complex cyst with torsion. Laparoscopic adnexectomy was applied in one case with auto-amputated cyst. Our small study demonstrates that laparoscopy is as safe and effective as classical laparotomy in managing neonatal ovarian cysts, but with better cosmetic results. PMID:21970071

  6. Evaluation of surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome using local anesthesia☆

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    Barros, Marco Felipe Francisco Honorato; da Rocha Luz Júnior, Aurimar; Roncaglio, Bruno; Queiróz Júnior, Célio Pinheiro; Tribst, Marcelo Fernandes

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the results and complications from surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome by means of an open route, using a local anesthesia technique comprising use of a solution of lidocaine, epinephrine and sodium bicarbonate. Material and methods This was a cohort study conducted through evaluating the medical files of 16 patients who underwent open surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, with use of local anesthesia consisting of 20 mL of 1% lidocaine, adrenaline at 1:100,000 and 2 mL of sodium bicarbonate. The DASH scores before the operation and six months after the operation were evaluated. Comparisons were made regarding the intensity of pain at the time of applying the anesthetic and during the surgical procedure, and in relation to other types of procedure. Results The DASH score improved from 65.17 to 16.53 six months after the operation (p < 0.01). In relation to the anesthesia, 75% of the patients reported that this technique was better than or the same as venous puncture and 81% reported that it was better than a dental procedure. Intraoperative pain occurred in two cases. There were no occurrences of ischemia. Conclusion Use of local anesthesia for surgically treating carpal tunnel syndrome is effective for performing the procedure and for the final result.

  7. Surgical Therapy of Atrial Fibrillation

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    Haensig, Martin; Rastan, Ardawan Julian; Holzhey, David Michael; Mohr, Friedrich-Wilhelm; Garbade, Jens

    2012-01-01

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) can be found in an increasing number of cardiac surgical patients due to a higher patient's age and comorbidities. Atrial fibrillation is known, however, to be a risk factor for a greater mortality, and one aim of intraoperative AF treatment is to approximate early and long-term survival of AF patients to survival of patients with preoperative sinus rhythm. Today, surgeons are more and more able to perform less complex, that is, minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures. The evolution of alternative ablation technologies using different energy sources has revolutionized the surgical therapy of atrial fibrillation and allows adding the ablation therapy without adding significant risk. Thus, the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation in combination with the cardiac surgery procedure allows to improve the postoperative long-term survival and to reduce permanent anticoagulation in these patients. This paper focuses on the variety of incisions, lesion sets, and surgical techniques, as well as energy modalities and results of AF ablation and also summarizes future trends and current devices in use. PMID:22536529

  8. Dr. Sun's Procedure for Type A Aortic Dissection: Total Arch Replacement Using Tetrafurcate Graft With Stented Elephant Trunk Implantation

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    Ma, Wei-Guo; Zheng, Jun; Liu, Yong-Min; Zhu, Jun-Ming; Sun, Li-Zhong

    2013-01-01

    Sun's procedure is a modified elephant trunk technique that integrates the advantages of open surgical and endovascular repairs as a treatment of type A aortic dissection. It is named after Dr. Li-Zhong Sun and refers to total arch replacement using a four-branched graft with implantation of a special stented endovascular graft. Since its introduction, it has produced excellent early and late clinical outcomes. We present a video of this procedure and make an overview regarding the technical aspects, surgical indications, and clinical outcomes of Sun's procedure.

  9. Teleoperation in surgical robotics--network latency effects on surgical performance.

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    Lum, Mitchell J H; Rosen, Jacob; King, Hawkeye; Friedman, Diana C W; Lendvay, Thomas S; Wright, Andrew S; Sinanan, Mika N; Hannaford, Blake

    2009-01-01

    A teleoperated surgical robotic system allows surgical procedures to be conducted across long distances while utilizing wired and wireless communication with a wide spectrum of performance that may affect the outcome. An open architecture portable surgical robotic system (Raven) was developed for both open and minimally invasive surgery. The system has been the subject of an intensive telesurgical experimental protocol aimed at exploring the boundaries of the system and surgeon performance during a series of field experiments in extreme environments (desert and underwater) teleportation between US, Europe, and Japan as well as lab experiments under synthetic fixed time delay. One standard task (block transfer emulating tissue manipulation) of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) training kit was used for the experimental protocol. Network characterization indicated a typical time delay in the range of 16-172 ms in field experiments. The results of the lab experiments showed that the completion time of the task as well as the length of the tool tip trajectory significantly increased (alpha< 0.02) as time delay increased in the range of 0-0.5 sec increased. For teleoperation with a time delay of 0.25s and 0.5s the task completion time was lengthened by a factor of 1.45 and 2.04 with respect to no time delay, whereas the length of the tools' trajectory was increased by a factor of 1.28 and 1.53 with respect to no time delay. There were no statistical differences between experienced surgeons and non-surgeons in the number of errors (block drooping) as well as the completion time and the tool tip path length at different time delays. PMID:19964184

  10. Pathogenesis of postoperative oral surgical pain.

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    Ong, Cliff K. S.; Seymour, R. A.

    2003-01-01

    Pain is a major postoperative symptom in many oral surgical procedures. It is a complex and variable phenomenon that can be influenced by many factors. Good management of oral surgical pain requires a detailed understanding of the pathogenesis of surgical pain. This article aims at reviewing postoperative pain from a broad perspective by looking into the nociception, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology of pain. Therapeutic recommendations are made after reviewing the evidence from the literature for maximizing the efficacy of pain management techniques for oral surgical pain. PMID:12722900

  11. [Surgical therapy of liver echinococcosis].

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    Bähr, R; Gaebel, G

    1985-01-01

    There is still no other therapeutic management for echinococcosis of the liver than surgical treatment. Indeed, drug therapy with Mebendazol prevents parasitosis from spreading. However, a complete regression has not been observed hitherto. Surgical procedure is dependent on expansion, localisation and type of echinococcosis. Generally, cystectomy is possible and adequate in case of Echinococcus granulosus, in case of Echinococcus multilocularis with its infiltrating growth, a complete healing can only be attained by lobectomy. With the hilus being invaded and obstructive jaundice proceeding, an improvement can be reached by Mebendazol or a palliative endless drainage tube. PMID:4013541

  12. Surgical management of pediatric urinary incontinence.

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    Dave, Sumit; Salle, Joao Luiz Pippi

    2013-08-01

    The surgical management of pediatric urinary incontinence secondary to neurogenic bladder and congenital anomalies is challenging, and continues to evolve with new surgical innovations. The goal of these surgical procedures is to achieve complete and socially acceptable urinary dryness, while preserving volitional voiding where possible, without causing damage to the upper tracts. This review focuses on recent studies and highlights the pros and cons of these advances, based on our experience. The short-term success in achieving urinary continence has to be tempered with the long-term implications of these reconstructive procedures, about which our knowledge is limited. PMID:23832825

  13. Best surgical option for arch extension of type B dissection: the endovascular approach

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    2014-01-01

    Despite advances in surgical techniques and postoperative management, the in-hospital mortality rate for patients undergoing conventional open surgical repair for type B dissections is still significant. In light of this, the less invasive surgical procedure for acute type B aortic dissections, defined as thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), was developed. Despite some controversy, the use of TEVAR for the management of type B aortic dissections has become commonplace. Generally, the main entry tear in type B aortic dissection is located in the vicinity of the orifice of the left subclavian artery (LSA). The proximal landing zone in the aortic arch must be secured as long as the aim of TEVAR for type B dissection is primary entry closure. This requires hybrid surgery that includes the use of open surgical procedures, such as debranching for revascularization of cervical branches. Despite the presence of challenging anatomic conditions in the aortic arch, hybrid repair has evolved as an increasingly viable alternative, and promising early and long-term results have been reported. As the next step, fenestrated and branched TEVAR techniques have recently been reported with satisfactory early results. In the coming years, there will be intense competition to develop the devices themselves, improve delivery systems, and supplement devices with auxiliary functions. Thus there is high expectations for the next generation and how they will improve and advance treatment methods of TEVAR for type B aortic dissections. PMID:24967169

  14. The Role of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques in the Management of Large-gland Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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    Sivarajan, Ganesh; Borofsky, Michael S; Shah, Ojas; Lingeman, James E; Lepor, Herbert

    2015-01-01

    Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) are among the most common medical issues for aging men. Population-based studies suggest that 13.8% of men in their 40s and more than 40% of men over age 60 have BPH. When LUTS are refractory to medical therapy and bothersome enough to warrant surgical intervention, transurethral resection of the prostate and open simple prostatectomy have been the historical reference-standard procedures for decades. Both procedures are highly effective and offer durable improvements in urinary functional outcomes. However, they also have the potential for considerable perioperative complications and morbidity. In an effort to limit surgical morbidity, a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat BPH have been introduced. Herein we present a comprehensive, evidence-based review of the efficacy and safety profile of modern minimally invasive treatments for large-gland BPH. PMID:26543428

  15. Clinical-surgical treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder in a psoriatic arthritis patient

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    2013-01-01

    Introduction Condylotomy is a surgical procedure that has been used as an option to treat temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. This technique has the advantage of avoiding intra-capsular alterations that might be found involving other surgical procedures. Its use, even when unilateral, has positive effect on treatment of both joints. Methods In order to better evaluate the benefits of a clinical-surgical treatment for TMD, the present report describes the case of a psoriatic arthritis patient. The case was clinically characterized by dental malloclusion, and imaging exams showed joint degeneration of the right mandibular condyle. The patient was treated by condylotomy technique after a prosthetic oral rehabilitation. Results No clinical-radiological signs or symptoms of progression of articular disease were observed within a period of 16 months after surgery. Furthermore, there was functional stability of the temporomandibular joint, total absence of local pain and improvement of mouth opening. Conclusion The present study suggests that condylotomy can be considered as a valid option for the management of TMD, since it has low surgical morbidity and favorable clinical outcomes. In this case, the patient had a medical diagnosis of systemic disease presenting general pain and pain at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), in addition of causal agent of TMD (dental malloclusion). The difficulty of finding a single etiology (malocclusion vs. systemic disease) did not exclude the indication of a clinical-surgical treatment to re-establish the balance of TMJ. PMID:23556553

  16. [History of surgical treatment of appendicitis].

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    Meljnikov, Igor; Radojci?, Branka; Grebeldinger, Slobodan; Radojci?, Nikola

    2009-01-01

    Most of the history of appendicitis and appendectomy has been made during the past two centuries. Jacopo Berengario da Carpi gave the first description of this structure in 1522. Gabriele Fallopio, in 1561, appears to have been the first writer to compare the appendix to a worm. In1579 Caspar Bauhin proposed the ingenious theory that the appendix served in intrauterine life as a receptacle for the faexes. Many of anatomists added more or less insignificant ideas concerning the structure of the appendix and entered upon useless controversy concerning the name, function, position of the appendix vermiformis. The first successful appendectomy was performed in 1735 by Claudius Amyand. Geillaume Dupuytren considered that acute inflammation of the right side of the abdomen arose from disease of the caecum and not the appendix. As surgeons were wary of opening the abdomen for examination, early stages of appendicitis remained unknown. John Parkinson was able to give a good description of fatal appendicitis in 1812. Surgeons began draining localised abscesses which had already formed. In 1880 Robert Lawson Tait made the first diagnosis of appendicitis and surgically removed the appendix. In 1886 Reginald Heber Fitz published a study on appendicitis and named the procedure an appendectomy. In 1889, Tait split open and drained an inflamed appendix without removing it. Charles McBurney proposed his original muscle splitting operation in 1893 and this was modified by Robert Fulton Weir in 1900. Today we have a multiplicity of signs and symptoms, helping to diagnose appendicitis, and there are a lot of techniques for operation with little essential difference throughout. Kurt Semm performed the first laparoscopic appendectomy in 1981 which became a new gold standard in surgical treatment of acute and chronic appendicitis. PMID:20391748

  17. Endovascular stent-graft excision and surgical aortic reconstruction.

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    Aydin, Unal; Kadirogullari, Ersin; Sen, Onur; Ersoy, Burak; Erkanli, Korhan; Bakir, Ihsan

    2016-05-01

    Endovascular aneurysm repair is being used more often and replacing open surgical repair as the treatment option for aortic aneurysm. Early results are better than those of open surgical repair, but the need for a second intervention is greater. Excision of a previously placed stent-graft by different surgical methods is very difficult and has high mortality and morbidity rates. We describe 3 patients who had previous endovascular aneurysm repair and were treated by an open surgical method with near total excision, leaving part of the stent-graft in the native aortic tissue. PMID:25742781

  18. Validation of surgical simulators.

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    McDougall, Elspeth M

    2007-03-01

    Although apprenticeship served surgeons in training well a hundred years ago, the complexity of surgical technology in the 21st Century has exponentially increased the demands on surgical education. Pelvic trainers can provide the necessary basic training for endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeons, but it usually is necessary to incorporate live-animal or cadaver practice or both to train fully in today's complex procedures. Advances in computer and materials technology have allowed the development of realistic simulators, but validation studies are required. Reliability is the reproducibility and precision of the test or testing device. Validity measures whether the simulator actually is teaching or evaluating what it is intended to teach or measure. Face validity relates to the realism of the simulator; content validity is a judgment of the appropriateness of the simulator as a teaching modality. Criterion validity compares the evaluation results from the new simulator with those of the old technique. The two types of criterion validity are concurrent - the extent to which the simulator correlates with the "gold standard" - and predictive - the extent to which the simulator predicts future performance. Construct validity indicates whether the simulator is able to distinguish the experienced from the inexperienced surgeon. For competency assessment, performance on a simulator should predict, or at least correlate with, an individual's performance in the operating room. A variety of endourologic models and simulators have been described, but only a few have been subjected to validity testing. An even greater number of simulators has been developed for laparoscopic skills training, but none is dedicated to training for laparoscopic urology. Surgical simulation must be used within an effective learning environment, underpinned by knowledge and professional attitudes. PMID:17444766

  19. Surgical Approaches to Chronic Pancreatitis

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    Hartmann, Daniel; Friess, Helmut

    2015-01-01

    Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive inflammatory disease resulting in permanent structural damage of the pancreas. It is mainly characterized by recurring epigastric pain and pancreatic insufficiency. In addition, progression of the disease might lead to additional complications, such as pseudocyst formation or development of pancreatic cancer. The medical and surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis has changed significantly in the past decades. With regard to surgical management, pancreatic head resection has been shown to be a mainstay in the treatment of severe chronic pancreatitis because the pancreatic head mass is known to trigger the chronic inflammatory process. Over the years, organ-preserving procedures, such as the duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection and the pylorus-preserving Whipple, have become the surgical standard and have led to major improvements in pain relief, preservation of pancreatic function, and quality of life of patients. PMID:26681935

  20. 40 CFR Appendix E to Part 63 - Monitoring Procedure for Nonthoroughly Mixed Open Biological Treatment Systems at Kraft Pulp...

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    ... the Pulp and Paper Industry. Subpart S requires this procedure in § 63.453(p)(3) to be followed during.... II. Definitions Biological treatment unit = wastewater treatment unit designed and operated to promote the growth of bacteria to destroy organic materials in wastewater. fbio =The fraction of...

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  2. Robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery for gastric cancer compared on surgical, clinical and oncological outcomes: a multi-institutional chart review. A study protocol of the International study group on Minimally Invasive surgery for GASTRIc Cancer—IMIGASTRIC

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    Desiderio, Jacopo; Jiang, Zhi-Wei; Nguyen, Ninh T; Zhang, Shu; Reim, Daniel; Alimoglu, Orhan; Azagra, Juan-Santiago; Yu, Pei-Wu; Coburn, Natalie G; Qi, Feng; Jackson, Patrick G; Zang, Lu; Brower, Steven T; Kurokawa, Yukinori; Facy, Olivier; Tsujimoto, Hironori; Coratti, Andrea; Annecchiarico, Mario; Bazzocchi, Francesca; Avanzolini, Andrea; Gagniere, Johan; Pezet, Denis; Cianchi, Fabio; Badii, Benedetta; Novotny, Alexander; Eren, Tunc; Leblebici, Metin; Goergen, Martine; Zhang, Ben; Zhao, Yong-Liang; Liu, Tong; Al-Refaie, Waddah; Ma, Junjun; Takiguchi, Shuji; Lequeu, Jean-Baptiste; Trastulli, Stefano; Parisi, Amilcare

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Gastric cancer represents a great challenge for healthcare providers and requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach in which surgery plays a major role. Minimally invasive surgery has been progressively developed, first with the advent of laparoscopy and recently with the spread of robotic surgery, but a number of issues are currently being debated, including the limitations in performing an effective extended lymph node dissection, the real advantages of robotic systems, the role of laparoscopy for Advanced Gastric Cancer, the reproducibility of a total intracorporeal technique and the oncological results achievable during long-term follow-up. Methods and analysis A multi-institutional international database will be established to evaluate the role of robotic, laparoscopic and open approaches in gastric cancer, comprising of information regarding surgical, clinical and oncological features. A chart review will be conducted to enter data of participants with gastric cancer, previously treated at the participating institutions. The database is the first of its kind, through an international electronic submission system and a HIPPA protected real time data repository from high volume gastric cancer centres. Ethics and dissemination This study is conducted in compliance with ethical principles originating from the Helsinki Declaration, within the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice and relevant laws/regulations. A multicentre study with a large number of patients will permit further investigation of the safety and efficacy as well as the long-term outcomes of robotic, laparoscopic and open approaches for the management of gastric cancer. Trial registration number NCT02325453; Pre-results. PMID:26482769

  3. Surgical approaches to obesity.

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    Kendrick, Michael L; Dakin, Gregory F

    2006-10-01

    Bariatric surgery has evolved considerably since the introduction of jejunoileal bypass in the 1950s. With modifications of early procedures, implementation of new techniques, and establishment of minimally invasive approaches, operative intervention has become the mainstay in the treatment of extreme (class III) obesity. The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band technique is the most common purely restrictive procedure. Advantages of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band include reduced perioperative morbidity and mortality compared to other bariatric procedures, but this procedure has been associated with substantial intermediate and long-term complications. Although vertical banded gastroplasty was associated with decreased perioperative morbidity and acceptable early weight loss, results from long-term follow-up have been discouraging. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most common bariatric procedure performed in the United States because of its effectiveness in long-term weight loss and low rates of serious complications. Modifications of RYGB to induce malabsorption have led to greater weight loss but increased risks of metabolic and nutritional sequelae. Duodenal switch is a malabsorptive procedure associated with excellent weight loss and resolution of weight-related comorbidities, but concerns regarding potential metabolic and nutritional sequelae have limited its widespread use. Laparoscopic approaches to bariatric procedures have reduced wound-related complications and improved patient recovery. However, the incidence of anastomotic leak and internal hernia is higher after laparoscopic RYGB compared to the open approach. Each of the currently available bariatric procedures has both advantages and disadvantages that must be considered in determining which operation should be selected for an individual patient. PMID:17036575

  4. Open rib biopsy guided by radionuclide technique

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    Shih, W.J.; DeLand, F.H.; Domstad, P.A.; Magoun, S.; Dillon, M.L.

    1984-07-01

    When abnormally increased radioactivity is seen in a rib or ribs by bone imaging in a patient with suspected or known malignancy, it frequently is difficult to differentiate fracture from metastatic disease. Histological examination of the lesion is crucial for diagnosis, staging, and planning of therapy. To assess the value of external localization of the site or sites of abnormal uptake in a rib as a guide for open rib biopsy, 10 patients (7 men, 3 women; age range, 34 to 68 years) with known or suspected malignancy were studied. With reference to the oscilloscope image, a cobalt 57 marker was placed on the skin overlying the focus of increased uptake, and the area of increased activity was marked on the skin as a guide to surgical resection. Of ten resected ribs, four showed metastatic disease and five had fractures. (One patient underwent two external marking procedures and two surgical procedures.) Rib biopsy was not performed in 1 patient because prior to the surgical procedure, a small subcutaneous nodule adjacent to the skin marker was excised and confirmed to be carcinoma. Appropriate courses of management (operation, irradiation, chemotherapy) were taken after the biopsies. The surgeon responsible for the biopsy should be present during the skin-marking procedure, and the area beneath the scapula and the region adjacent to the spine should be avoided. Our results indicate that the technique is a very useful aid for approaching open rib biopsies more precisely.

  5. Surgical management of Peyronie's disease.

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    Zaid, Uwais B; Alwaal, Amjad; Zhang, Xiaoyu; Lue, Tom F

    2014-10-01

    Peyronie's disease (PD) has a significant impact on the quality of life of both patients and their partners due to the compromised sexual function and physical deformation resulting from the condition. PD is a connective tissue disorder marked by fibrotic healing of the tunica albuginea, leading to penile deformities including curvature, shortening, loss of girth, hourglass appearance, and hinging. Despite the multiple medical therapies available, surgery is the gold standard of treatment once the plaque has stabilized. We present a review of the disease process, preoperative evaluation, operative planning, surgical treatments with outcomes and complications, and nascent developments in surgical management and graft development. Options include tunical lengthening procedures, tunical shortening procedures, and penile prosthesis. Decision-making is governed by degree of curvature, erectile function, and associated penile deformities. In cases with curvature of less than 60-70 degrees, adequate penile length, and no hourglass deformity, patients are candidates for tunical shortening procedures. Patients with curvature greater than 60-70 degrees, penile hourglass or hinge-destabilizing deformities, and adequate erectile function should be counseled with regard to tunical lengthening procedures. Patients with poor preoperative erectile function should undergo inflatable penile prosthesis placement, with possible secondary straightening procedures. Technique selection should be based upon surgeon preference, expertise, and experience, as evidence does not necessarily support one procedure over another. PMID:25118854

  6. Complications of diverticular disease: surgical laparoscopic treatment.

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    Anania, G; Vedana, L; Santini, M; Scagliarini, L; Giaccari, S; Resta, G; Cavallesco, G

    2014-01-01

    Surgical treatment of complicated colonic diverticular disease is still debatable. The aim of our study was to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic colon resection in patients with diverticulitis and with complications like colon-vescical fistula, peridiverticular abscess, perforation or stricture. All patients underwent laparoscopic colectomy within 8 years period. Main data recorded were age, sex, return of bowel function, operation time, duration of hospital stay, ASA score, body mass index (BMI), early and late complications. During the study period, 33 colon resections were performed for diverticulitis and complications of diverticulitis. We performed 5 associated procedures. We had 2 postoperative complications; 1 of these required a redo operation with laparotomy for anastomotic leak and 3 patients required conversion from laparoscopic to open colectomy. The most common reasons for conversion were related to the inflammatory process with a severe adhesion syndrome. Mean operative time was 229 minutes, and average postoperative hospital stay was 9,8 days. Laparoscopic surgery for complications of diverticular disease is safe, effective and feasible. Laparoscopic colectomy has replaced open resection as standard surgery for recurrent and complicated diverticulitis in our institution. PMID:24979103

  7. Surgical Treatment of Synovial Osteochondromatosis of the Hip Using a Modified-Hardinge Approach with a Z-Shaped Capsular Incision

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    Fukunishi, Shigeo; Nishio, Shoji; Fujihara, Yuki; Fukui, Tomokazu; Okahisa, Shohei; Yoshiya, Shinichi

    2015-01-01

    Synovial osteochondromatosis of the hip is a rare condition, and the surgical treatment approach for this condition requires complete removal of loose bodies combined with synovectomy. While these, procedures are generally accepted as the optimal treatment method, this is still controversial topic. Recent studies have reported that open surgical procedures remain acceptable for synovial osteochondromatosis of the hip. These procedures include the dislocation of the femoral head, and complications such as femoral head necrosis and bursitis or great trochanter non-union due to trochanteric osteotomy have been reported. The present study reports a modified technique for surgical dislocation through a Z-shaped capsular incision without trochanteric flip osteotomy for the treatment of synovial osteochondromatosis of the hip. PMID:26793291

  8. Surgical treatment of buried penis.

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    Lipszyc, E; Pfister, C; Liard, A; Mitrofanoff, P

    1997-10-01

    The buried penis is a rare congenital entity, whose treatment is surgical. There are few publications concerning this matter. The authors report on their experience in 10 cases (1990-1995). In this abnormality, the tip of the glans does not project from the pubic or scrotal skin. It is due to: 1) an excessive development of the penile fascia which retracts the penis; 2) insufficient attachment of the penile skin at the base of the penis; 3) often excessive prepubic fat worsens the appearance of the abnormality but does not by itself totally explain it; 4) a tight phimosis is often present. Surgical treatment is necessary because this aspect tends to persist even after puberty. One cannot indeed count on the development at the age of puberty, neither on the diminution of the fat, nor on the simple cure of the phimosis. One must above all ban circumcision which causes the risk of eliminating the skin necessary for reconstruction. The surgical procedure will comprise: 1) a longitudinal dorsal incision extended circumferentially; 2) resection of the thickened fascia penis; 3) anchoring of the deep face of the dermis to the proximal part of the fascia penis at the base of the penis. This surgical procedure has always brought a significant improvement to the appearance of the penis. PMID:9402489

  9. Novel Totally Laparoscopic Endolumenal Rectal Resection With Transanal Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction (NOSE) Without Rectal Stump Opening: A Modification of Our Recently Published Clean Surgical Technique in a Porcine Model.

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    Kvasha, Anton; Hadary, Amram; Biswas, Seema; Szvalb, Sergio; Willenz, Udi; Waksman, Igor

    2015-06-01

    Our group has recently described a novel technique for clean endolumenal bowel resection, in which abdominal and transanal approaches were used. In the current study, 2 modifications of this procedure were tested for feasibility in a porcine model. A laparoscopic approach to the peritoneal cavity was employed in rectal mobilization; this was followed by a transanal rectorectal intussusception and pull-through (IPT). IPT was established in a stepwise fashion. First, the proximal margin of resection was attached to the shaft of the anvil of an end-to-end circular stapler with a ligature around the rectum. Second, this complex was pulled transanally to produce IPT. Once IPT was established, a second ligature was placed around the rectum approximating the proximal and distal resection margins. This was followed by a purse string suture through 2 bowel walls, encircling the shaft of the anvil just proximal to the ligatures. The specimen was resected and extracted by making a full-thickness incision through the 2 bowel walls distal to the previously placed purse string suture and ligatures. The anastomosis was achieved by applying the stapler. The technique was found to be feasible. Peritoneal samples, collected after transanal specimen extraction, did not demonstrate bacterial growth. Although, this is a novel and evolving procedure, its minimally invasive nature, as well as aseptic bowel manipulation during endolumenal rectal resection, has the potential to limit the complications associated with abdominal wall incision and surgical site infection. PMID:25057141

  10. Unusual Open Surgical Repair of a Type IB Endoleak and a Giant Symptomatic Aortic Aneurysm following Stent Grafting for Type B Aortic Dissection.

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    Mihály, Zsuzsanna; Csobay-Novák, Csaba; Entz, László; Szeberin, Zoltán

    2016-01-01

    Treatment of type IB endoleak after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for post-dissection aortic aneurysm usually includes attempts of endovascular interventions using coils or plugs to occlude the false lumen or placement of a distal fenestrated endograft. Open conversion usually requires deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest with the associated increased mortality and complications. We present a case of a young patient with a 90 mm descending thoracic aneurysm caused by a chronic type B aortic dissection. A type II endoleak after TEVAR was successfully treated with left subclavian artery transposition. The patient had a rapidly increasing aortic aneurysm with a persistent type IB endoleak in spite of placement of an Amplatzer plug into the false lumen of the dissection. He developed progressive acute compression of the main stem bronchi by the aneurysm sac and his dyspnea worsened by an acute pulmonary embolism treated with anticoagulation. Adequate oxygenation could only be achieved with mechanical ventilation using a double-lumen endobronchial tube. A left thoracotomy was performed and the type IB endoleak was treated with bending of the distal aorta around the stent graft with a Dacron graft sleeve. Aortic clamping and circulatory support devices were avoided. The sac of the aneurysm was opened, a giant hematoma was evacuated, and aneurysmorrhaphy was performed to cover the stent graft. There was no residual endoleak and the bronchi were decompressed. The patient recovered after prolonged hospitalization and he was discharged home in good condition 24 days after admission. He returned to his normal activities and is asymptomatic 5 months later. Computed tomographic angiography showed decreased aneurysm sac, no evidence of endoleak, no residual pulmonary embolus, and no bronchial compression. PMID:26520424

  11. Surgical Force-Measuring Probe

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    Tcheng, Ping; Roberts, Paul W.; Scott, Charles E.

    1993-01-01

    Aerodynamic balance adapted to medical use. Electromechanical probe measures forces and moments applied to human tissue during surgery. Measurements used to document optimum forces and moments for surgical research and training. In neurosurgical research, measurements correlated with monitored responses of nerves. In training, students learn procedures by emulating forces used by experienced surgeons. Lightweight, pen-shaped probe easily held by surgeon. Cable feeds output signals to processing circuitry.

  12. Comorbidities and factors associated with endoscopic surgical outcomes in adult laryngotracheal stenosis.

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    Kocdor, Pelin; Siegel, Eric R; Suen, James Y; Richter, Gresham; Tulunay-Ugur, Ozlem E

    2016-02-01

    This study which is a retrospective chart review aims to characterize the comorbidities associated with adult laryngotracheal stenosis and evaluate the relationship of these with stenosis grade, length, surgical interventions, and surgical intervals. Patients' demographics, medical and surgical comorbidities, grade of stenosis, quantity and degree of balloon dilations, dilation intervals, open airway procedures, and tracheotomy status were recorded from 2002 to 2012, at a tertiary voice and airway center. Surgical outcomes were evaluated in relation to patient comorbidities, stenosis quality, and surgical procedures. A total of 101 patients with laryngotracheal stenosis were examined with female patients comprising 71 % of the population. Seventeen patients (16.8 %) had idiopathic stenosis. Number of balloon dilations ranged from 0 to 24 (mean = 3.3). The average time between dilations was 38.4 weeks (range = 1.14-215.8 weeks). The patients with idiopathic stenosis were found to have a lower grade (p = 0.0066). Fifty-two patients (51.5 %) received a tracheotomy at one point during their management. The 14 patients (13.9 %) who remained tracheotomy dependent had a body mass index (BMI) of >30. No statistically significant correlation was found when the patients' age, BMI and comorbidites were compared with the grade of stenosis, number of balloon dilatations needed and other surgical interventions. On the other hand, interval in between surgeries was found to be longer in patients without an intubation history, and in idiopathic SGS (p = 0.004, p = 0.015, respectively). There was no significant relationship between surgical interval and gender, BMI, length of stenosis, grade (p = 0.059, p = 0.47, p = 0.97, p = 0.36, respectively). Airway stenosis in adults is complicated by the presence of multiple comorbidities. Better understanding of the etiology could aid in the prevention of the injury before it forms. PMID:26335288

  13. Nonsurgical deep uterine transfer of vitrified, in vivo-derived, porcine embryos is as effective as the default surgical approach

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    Martinez, Emilio A.; Martinez, Cristina A; Nohalez, Alicia; Sanchez-Osorio, Jonatan; Vazquez, Juan M.; Roca, Jordi; Parrilla, Inmaculada; Gil, Maria A.; Cuello, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    Surgical procedures are prevalent in porcine embryo transfer (ET) programs, where the use of vitrified embryos is quasi non-existent. This study compared the effectiveness of surgical vs nonsurgical deep uterine (NsDU) ET using vitrified, in vivo-derived embryos (morulae and blastocysts) on the reproductive performance and welfare of the recipients. The recipient sows (n?=?122) were randomly assigned to one of the following groups: surgical ET with 30 vitrified-warmed embryos (S-30 group, control); NsDU-ET with 30 vitrified-warmed embryos (NsDU-30 group) and NsDU-ET with 40 vitrified-warmed embryos (NsDU-40 group). Regardless of embryo stage, the NsDU-ET with 40 embryos presented similar rates of farrowing (72.7%) and litter size (9.9?±?2.1 piglets) as the customary surgical procedure (75.0% and 9.6?±?2.7 piglets). Numbers of ET-embryos appeared relevant, since the NsDU-ET with 30 embryos resulted in a decrease (P?procedure increase in function of a larger number of transferred vitrified embryos, with fertility equalizing that obtained with the invasive surgical approach. The results open new possibilities for the widespread use of non-invasive ET in pigs. PMID:26030839

  14. Surgical Robotics Research in Cardiovascular Disease

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    Pohost, Gerald M; Guthrie, Barton L; Steiner, Charles

    2008-02-29

    This grant is to support a research in robotics at three major medical centers: the University of Southern California-USC- (Project 1); the University of Alabama at Birmingham-UAB-(Project 2); and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation-CCF-(Project 3). Project 1 is oriented toward cardiovascular applications, while projects 2 and 3 are oriented toward neurosurgical applications. The main objective of Project 1 is to develop an approach to assist patients in maintaining a constant level of stress while undergoing magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy. The specific project is to use handgrip to detect the changes in high energy phosphate metabolism between rest and stress. The high energy phosphates, ATP and phosphocreatine (PCr) are responsible for the energy of the heart muscle (myocardium) responsible for its contractile function. If the blood supply to the myocardium in insufficient to support metabolism and contractility during stress, the high energy phosphates, particularly PCr, will decrease in concentration. The high energy phosphates can be tracked using phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy ({sup 31}P MRS). In Project 2 the UAB Surgical Robotics project focuses on the use of virtual presence to assist with remote surgery and surgical training. The goal of this proposal was to assemble a pilot system for proof of concept. The pilot project was completed successfully and was judged to demonstrate that the concept of remote surgical assistance as applied to surgery and surgical training was feasible and warranted further development. The main objective of Project 3 is to develop a system to allow for the tele-robotic delivery of instrumentation during a functional neurosurgical procedure (Figure 3). Instrumentation such as micro-electrical recording probes or deep brain stimulation leads. Current methods for the delivery of these instruments involve the integration of linear actuators to stereotactic navigation systems. The control of these delivery devices utilizes an open-loop configuration involving a team consisting of neurosurgeon, neurologist and neurophysiologist all present and participating in the decision process of delivery. We propose the development of an integrated system which provides for distributed decision making and tele-manipulation of the instrument delivery system.

  15. Surgical Adhesive Drape (IO-ban) as Postoperative Surgical Site Dressing

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    Syed, Hasan R; Snyder, Rita; McGowan, Jason E; Jha, Ribhu T; Nair, Mani N

    2015-01-01

    Study Design: Retrospective chart analysis. Objective: The objective of this study is to describe the senior author’s (MNN) experience applying a widely available surgical drape as a postoperative sterile surgical site dressing for both cranial and spinal procedures. Summary of Background Data: Surgical site infection (SSI) is an important complication of spine surgery that can result in significant morbidity. There is wide variation in wound care management in practice, including dressing type. Given the known bactericidal properties of the surgical drape, there may be a benefit of continuing its use immediately postoperatively. Methods: All of the senior author’s cases from September 2014 through September 2015 were reviewed. These were contrasted to the previous year prior to the institution of a sterile surgical drape as a postoperative dressing. Results: Only one surgical case out of 157 operative interventions (35 cranial, 124 spinal) required operative debridement due to infection. From September 2013 to September 2014, prior to the institution of a sterile surgical drape as dressing, the author had five infections out of 143 operations (46 cranial, 97 spinal) requiring intervention. Conclusion: The implementation of a sterile surgical drape as a closed postoperative surgical site dressing has led to a decrease in surgical site infections. The technique is simple and widely available, and should be considered for use to diminish surgical site infections. PMID:26798570

  16. Open Partial Nephrectomy for High-Risk Renal Masses Is Associated with Renal Pseudoaneurysms: Assessment of a Severe Procedure-Related Complication.

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    Kriegmair, M C; Mandel, P; Rathmann, N; Diehl, S J; Pfalzgraf, D; Ritter, M

    2015-01-01

    Objectives. A symptomatic renal pseudoaneurysm (RPA) is a severe complication after open partial nephrectomy (OPN). The aim of our study was to assess incidence and risk factors for RPA formation. Furthermore, we present our management strategy. Patients and Methods. Clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing OPN were assessed for surgical outcome and postoperative complications. Renal masses were risk stratified for tumor complexity according to the PADUA score. Uni- and multivariate analysis for symptomatic RPAs were performed using the t-tests and logistic regression. Results. We identified 233 patients treated with OPN. Symptomatic RPAs were observed in 13 (5.6%) patients, on average 14 (4-42) days after surgery. Uni- and multivariate analysis identified tumor complexity to be an independent predictor for symptomatic RPAs (p = 0.004). There was a significant correlation between RPAs and transfusion and the duration of stay (p < 0.001 and p = 0.021). Symptomatic RPAs were diagnosed with CT scans and successfully treated with arterial embolization. Discussion. Symptomatic RPAs are not uncommon after OPN for high-risk renal masses. A high nephrometry score is a predictor for this severe complication and may enable a risk-stratified followup. RPAs can successfully be located by CT angiography, which enables targeted angiographic treatment. PMID:26539549

  17. Open Partial Nephrectomy for High-Risk Renal Masses Is Associated with Renal Pseudoaneurysms: Assessment of a Severe Procedure-Related Complication

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    Kriegmair, M. C.; Mandel, P.; Rathmann, N.; Diehl, S. J.; Pfalzgraf, D.; Ritter, M.

    2015-01-01

    Objectives. A symptomatic renal pseudoaneurysm (RPA) is a severe complication after open partial nephrectomy (OPN). The aim of our study was to assess incidence and risk factors for RPA formation. Furthermore, we present our management strategy. Patients and Methods. Clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing OPN were assessed for surgical outcome and postoperative complications. Renal masses were risk stratified for tumor complexity according to the PADUA score. Uni- and multivariate analysis for symptomatic RPAs were performed using the t-tests and logistic regression. Results. We identified 233 patients treated with OPN. Symptomatic RPAs were observed in 13 (5.6%) patients, on average 14 (4–42) days after surgery. Uni- and multivariate analysis identified tumor complexity to be an independent predictor for symptomatic RPAs (p = 0.004). There was a significant correlation between RPAs and transfusion and the duration of stay (p < 0.001 and p = 0.021). Symptomatic RPAs were diagnosed with CT scans and successfully treated with arterial embolization. Discussion. Symptomatic RPAs are not uncommon after OPN for high-risk renal masses. A high nephrometry score is a predictor for this severe complication and may enable a risk-stratified followup. RPAs can successfully be located by CT angiography, which enables targeted angiographic treatment. PMID:26539549

  18. Characterization of Complications Associated with Open and Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery at a Single Institution

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    Han, Rowland H.; Nguyen, Dennis C.; Bruck, Brent S.; Skolnick, Gary B.; Yarbrough, Chester K.; Naidoo, Sybill D.; Patel, Kamlesh B.; Kane, Alex A.; Woo, Albert S.; Smyth, Matthew D.

    2016-01-01

    Object We present a retrospective cohort study examining complications in patients undergoing surgery for craniosynostosis using both minimally invasive endoscopic and open approaches. Methods Over the past ten years, 295 non-syndromic patients (140 endoscopic, 155 open) and 33 syndromic patients (10 endoscopic, 23 open) met our criteria. Variables analyzed included: age at surgery, presence of pre-existing CSF shunt, skin incision method, estimated blood loss (EBL), transfusions of packed red blood cells (PRBC), use of intravenous (IV) steroids or tranexamic acid (TXA), intraoperative durotomies, procedure length, and length of hospital stay. Complications were classified as either surgically or medically related. Results In the non-syndromic endoscopic group, we experienced 3 (2.1%) surgical and 5 (3.6%) medical complications. In the non-syndromic open group, there were 2 (1.3%) surgical and 7 (4.5%) medical complications. Intraoperative durotomies occurred in 5 (3.6%) endoscopic and 12 (7.8%) open cases, were repaired primarily, and did not result in reoperations for CSF leakage. Syndromic cases resulted in similar complication rates. No mortality or permanent morbidity occurred. Additionally, endoscopic procedures were associated with significantly decreased EBL, transfusions, procedure lengths, and lengths of hospital stay compared to open procedures. Conclusions Rates of intraoperative durotomies, surgical and medical complications were comparable between endoscopic and open techniques. This is the largest direct comparison to date between endoscopic and open interventions for synostosis, and the results are in agreement with previous series that endoscopic surgery confers distinct advantages over open in appropriate patient populations. PMID:26588461

  19. Comparison of treatment costs of laparoscopic and open surgery

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    Piskorz, ?ukasz; Koptas, W?odzimierz

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Laparoscopy has been a standard procedure in most medical centres providing surgical services for many years. Both the range and number of laparoscopic procedures performed are constantly increasing. Over the last decade, laparoscopic procedures have been successfully applied both in emergency and oncological surgery. However, treatment costs have become a more important factor in choosing between open or laparoscopic procedures. Aim To present the total real costs of open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy and sigmoidectomy. Material and methods Between 1 May 2010 and 30 March 2015 in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, General and Oncological Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, and in the Department of General Surgery of the Saint John of God Hospital, Lodz, doctors performed 1404 cholecystectomies, 392 appendectomies and 88 sigmoidectomies. A total of 97% of the cholecystectomy procedures were laparoscopic and 3% were open. Similarly, 22% of total appendectomies were laparoscopic and 78% were open, while 9% of sigmoidectomies were laparoscopic and 91% open. Results The requirement for single-use equipment in laparoscopic procedures increases the expense. However, after adding up all other costs, surprisingly, differences between the costs of laparoscopic and open procedures ranged from 451 PLN/€ 114 for laparoscopic operations to 611 PLN/€ 153 for open operations. Conclusions Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, considered the standard surgery for treating gallbladder diseases, is cheaper than open cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic appendectomy and sigmoidectomy are safe methods of minimally invasive surgery, slightly more expensive than open operations. Of all the analyzed procedures, one-day laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most profitable. The costs of both laparoscopic and open sigmoidectomy are greatly underestimated in Poland. PMID:26649092

  20. Surgical handicraft: teaching and learning surgical skills.

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    Barnes, R W

    1987-05-01

    Surgeons choose their profession with a strong desire to excel at manual therapeutic skills. Although we mime our mentors, we have often received the torch of technique in the absence of a systematic program to optimally develop our manual dexterity. The operating room is the ultimate arena to refine one's technical ability, but a surgical skills laboratory should assume increasing importance in introducing the trainee to the many nuances of the fine manual motor skills necessary for optimal surgical technique. Surgical educators should address the science of surgical handicraft in a manner similar to the science of preoperative and postoperative surgical principles that have been espoused over the past 40 years. Although it has been euphemistically said that "you can teach a monkey to operate," few of us have broken the process down into the basic elements to accomplish such a goal. In view of the increasing complexity of operations and equipment, the constraints on animal laboratories and teaching caseloads, and the mounting economic and medico-legal pressures, the development of optimal surgical skills should be a major objective of every surgical training program. By developing novel programs and scientifically evaluating the results of such endeavors, surgical faculties may find increased academic rewards for being a good teacher. PMID:3578661

  1. [Surgical techniques of organ transplants].

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    Fron?k, Ji?í

    2015-01-01

    The list of surgical procedures of solid organ transplantations appears very interesting and colorful, even with overlap among techniques. Liver transplantation is a life-saving procedure in a majority of cases, the liver can be transplanted as a full or partial graft. The liver graft can be split for two recipients; it can also be reduced for a small recipient if splitting is not indicated. Kidney transplantation is the most common solid organ transplant procedure, the majority of kidney grafts come from brain-dead donors whereas the number of live donor transplants is increasing, also thanks to paired donation and blood group incompatible transplantation methods. The small bowel and multivisceral transplantation are rare procedures; they serve selected patients with short bowel syndrome, some patients with retroperitoneal tumors or with extensive visceral thrombosis. Solid organ transplants are well established treatment methods with good and proven outcomes. A majority of patients can return to a normal life after their transplants. PMID:26585110

  2. Sleeve gastrectomy: a new surgical approach for morbid obesity.

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    Abu-Jaish, Wasef; Rosenthal, Raul J

    2010-02-01

    While obesity and morbid obesity have reached epidemic proportions worldwide, bariatric surgeons continue to develop safer and more efficacious procedures to battle this lethal disease. Sleeve gastrectomy, a relative new surgical approach, was initially conceived as a restrictive component of the biliopancreatic diversion and duodenal switch in the era of open bariatric surgery. With the advent of minimally invasive surgery in the late 1980s, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been proposed as a step procedure in high-risk patients, followed by a second step Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or biliopancreatic diversion and duodenal switch and, recently, as a standalone bariatric approach. This article reviews the literature and reports the results achieved with LSG performed either as the initial operation for high-risk, high body mass index patients followed by a definitive weight loss operation, or used as a final viable alternative to other well-established bariatric procedures. An extensive literature review was conducted and the information currently available surrounding LSG, such as history, indications and contraindications, mechanism of weight loss, technique and outcomes and controversial issues are discussed. LSG is an accepted procedure for the surgical management of morbid obesity. It is gaining popularity as a primary, staged and revisional operation for its proven safety and simplicity, as well as short-term and mid-term efficacy. Excess weight loss and remission of comorbidities have been reported to take place in a frequency comparable with other well-established procedures. Despite all of the above-mentioned factors, long-term results and larger series are pending. PMID:20136593

  3. Reducing Surgical Site Infections: A Review

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    Reichman, David E; Greenberg, James A

    2009-01-01

    Infection at or near surgical incisions within 30 days of an operative procedure contributes substantially to surgical morbidity and mortality each year. The prevention of surgical site infections encompasses meticulous operative technique, timely administration of appropriate preoperative antibiotics, and a variety of preventive measures aimed at neutralizing the threat of bacterial, viral, and fungal contamination posed by operative staff, the operating room environment, and the patient’s endogenous skin flora. It is the latter aspect of contamination, and specifically mechanical methods of prevention, on which this review focuses. PMID:20111657

  4. High and low surgical rates: risk factors for area residents.

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    Roos, N P; Roos, L L

    1981-01-01

    Patterns of surgical practice, the type of operations performed, and risk characteristics of elderly patients brought to surgery are examined in areas with differing surgical rates. This population-based analysis covering Manitoba's 56 rural hospital areas uses discharge claims filed routinely with the provincial Health Services Commission. One and a half times as much surgery was performed in high rate areas (115.2 procedures per 1,000 elderly) as in low rate areas (74.7 procedures/1,000). Since surgical case mix varied little between high and low rate areas, the rate variation means that place of residence strongly influences exposure to major surgical procedures. In similar fashion, the proportion of surgical cases classified as high-risk does not vary with the surgical rate. High risk patients resident in high surgical rate areas are more likely to come to surgery than are their counterparts in low rate areas. Further analyses of nonsurgical hospitalization, of three common elective procedures, and of area characteristics were carried out. The surgical selection process, not characteristics of the population residing in the area, appears to determine the rate at which high and low risk patients come to surgery. Our research clearly suggests that high surgical rates carry with them the risk of excess surgical deaths. PMID:7235097

  5. Surgical treatment of anal stenosis

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    Brisinda, Giuseppe; Vanella, Serafino; Cadeddu, Federica; Marniga, Gaia; Mazzeo, Pasquale; Brandara, Francesco; Maria, Giorgio

    2009-01-01

    Anal stenosis is a rare but serious complication of anorectal surgery, most commonly seen after hemorrhoidectomy. Anal stenosis represents a technical challenge in terms of surgical management. A Medline search of studies relevant to the management of anal stenosis was undertaken. The etiology, pathophysiology and classification of anal stenosis were reviewed. An overview of surgical and non-surgical therapeutic options was developed. Ninety percent of anal stenosis is caused by overzealous hemorrhoidectomy. Treatment, both medical and surgical, should be modulated based on stenosis severity. Mild stenosis can be managed conservatively with stool softeners or fiber supplements. Sphincterotomy may be quite adequate for a patient with a mild degree of narrowing. For more severe stenosis, a formal anoplasty should be performed to treat the loss of anal canal tissue. Anal stenosis may be anatomic or functional. Anal stricture is most often a preventable complication. Many techniques have been used for the treatment of anal stenosis with variable healing rates. It is extremely difficult to interpret the results of the various anaplastic procedures described in the literature as prospective trials have not been performed. However, almost any approach will at least improve patient symptoms. PMID:19399922

  6. Should surgical outcomes be published?

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    Chou, Evelyn; Abboudi, Hamid; Shamim Khan, Mohammed; Dasgupta, Prokar; Ahmed, Kamran

    2015-04-01

    Despite publishing surgical outcomes being a positive step forwards in the progression of England's healthcare system, it has no doubt been faced with criticism and reservations. This review article aims to discuss the pros and cons of publishing individual surgical outcomes, as well as the challenges faced. Publishing outcomes requires data from a number of sources such as national clinical audits, hospital episode statistics, patient-reported outcomes, registers and information from revalidation. As yet, eight surgical specialties have begun publishing their data, including cardiac (coronary artery bypass graft, valve and aortic surgery), endocrine (thyroidectomy, lobectomy, isthmusectomy), orthopaedic (hip and knee replacement), urological (full and partial nephrectomies, nephroureterectomy), colorectal (bowel tumour removal), upper gastrointestinal (stomach cancer and oesophageal cancer removal, bariatric surgery), ear, nose and throat surgery (larynx, oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and salivary gland cancer removal), as well as vascular surgery (abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid endarterectomy). However, not all procedures have been addressed. Despite the controversy surrounding the topic of publishing surgical outcomes, the advantages of reporting outcomes outweigh the disadvantages, and these challenges can be overcome, to create a more reliable, trustworthy and transparent NHS. Perhaps one of the main challenges has been the difficulty in collecting large amounts of clinically significant data able to quantify the performance of surgeons. PMID:25899023

  7. Fenestration Labioreduction of the Labium Minus: A New Surgical Intervention Concept

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    Ostrzenski, Adam

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. To test applicability of the new surgical concept for labioreduction of the labia minora. Study Design. The observational, prospective, case series study was designed. Subjects. Three consecutive subjects were included. Methods. The application of new surgical intervention was tested. Main Outcome Measures. A primary outcome measured applicability of the fenestration labioplasty and secondary measures was used to evaluate surgical resolution of medical, emotional, and social symptoms; aesthetic outcomes; and potential complications. Results. Symptomatic, asymmetrical, and enlarged labia minora were associated with aesthetic dissatisfaction from deformations of the labia minora. The new operation was applied easily and without complications. The procedure reduced height and length, accomplished symmetries, preserved natural color and contour, and accomplished the labium minus expected appearance. Postoperatively, physical, emotional, social symptoms and signs resolved, pleasing surgical outcomes exceeded subjects' aesthetic expectations. Meaningfully, self-image and self-confidence improved in all subjects. No feelings of regrets were reported. Emotional tensions were reduced, social openness improved, intimate interaction increased, and their body image perception improved following the operation. Conclusion. In this study group, fenestration labioreduction with inferior flap transposition was easy to execute without complications and the method was reproducible; the new operation achieves pleasing aesthetic results and the procedure improves physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. PMID:24693445

  8. Prepubertal gonadectomy in cats: different surgical techniques and comparison with gonadectomy at traditional age.

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    Porters, N; Polis, I; Moons, C; Duchateau, L; Goethals, K; Huyghe, S; de Rooster, H

    2014-09-01

    Feasibility, surgical time and complications of different surgical techniques for prepubertal gonadectomy (PPG; 8-12?weeks of age) in cats were studied and compared to gonadectomy at traditional age (TAG; 6-8?months of age). Kittens were randomly assigned to PPG or TAG. Ovarian pedicle haemostasis for PPG was achieved by ligatures (n=47), vascular clips (n=50), bipolar electrocoagulation (n=50), or pedicle tie (n=50); for TAG (n=34) ligatures were used. In male cats, PPG consisted of closed castration by spermatic cord knot (n=92) or ligature (n=91) while TAG (n=34) was an open castration by spermatic cord knot. A linear (surgical time) and a logistic regression (complications) model were designed. Significance was set at 0.05. For female PPG, clips and coagulation were the fastest procedures; placement of ligatures was most time-consuming. In male PPG, knot placement was significantly faster than ligation. In both sexes, very few intraoperative or wound complications were observed, irrespective of the surgical technique used. Surgical times in females (ligatures) as well as in males (knot) were significantly shorter for PPG than for TAG. PPG was as safe as TAG, yet took less time to perform and did not result in a greater rate of postoperative complications. PMID:24821860

  9. Surgical Materials: Current Challenges and Nano-enabled Solutions

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    Annabi, Nasim; Tamayol, Ali; Shin, Su Ryon; Ghaemmaghami, Amir M.; Peppas, Nicholas A.; Khademhosseini, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Surgical adhesive biomaterials have emerged as substitutes to sutures and staples in many clinical applications. Nano-enabled materials containing nanoparticles or having a distinct nanotopography have been utilized for generation of a new class of surgical materials with enhanced functionality. In this review, the state of the art in the development of conventional surgical adhesive biomaterials is critically reviewed and their shortcomings are outlined. Recent advancements in generation of nano-enabled surgical materials with their potential future applications are discussed. This review will open new avenues for the innovative development of the next generation of tissue adhesives, hemostats, and sealants with enhanced functionality for various surgical applications. PMID:25530795

  10. Characterizing electroactive polymers for use in robotic surgical instruments

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    Snyder, Alan J.; Cohen, Adam L.; Cheng, Zhong-Yang; Zhang, Qi Ming; Runt, James P.

    2002-07-01

    The popularity of minimally invasive surgical procedures over traditional open procedures motivates us to develop new instruments that address the limits of existing technology and enable more widespread use of minimally invasive approaches. Robotic surgical instruments have the potential to provide improved dexterity and range of motion within the confines of the human body when compared with manually actuated instruments. The high strain response and elastic energy density of electron-irradiated P(VDF-TrFE) make it a candidate actuator material for robotic instruments that provide electronic mediation and multiple degrees of freedom of tip movement. We are currently studying both active and passive properties of P(VDF-TrFE) with the goal of constructing a mathematical model of the material's behavior. Studies have been conducted on 15 micron thick film samples in rolled and rolled-flattened configurations. Passive properties can be represented by a 5 parameter viscoelastic model with two time constants on the order of ten and 200 seconds. Active responses were found to have strong dependence upon field and modest dependence upon load. We suggest means by which the active and passive responses can be combined in a model of steady-state response that would be of value in positioning tasks. The time course of the active response appears to contain components on two time scales, but further studies are required to characterized it in more detail.

  11. Current Surgical Options for the Management of Pediatric Glaucoma

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    Morales, Jose; Al Shahwan, Sami; Al Odhayb, Sami; Al Jadaan, Ibrahim; Edward, Deepak P.

    2013-01-01

    Currently, there are numerous choices for the treatment of pediatric glaucoma depending on the type of glaucoma, the age of the patient, and other particularities of the condition discussed in this review. Traditionally, goniotomy and trabeculotomy ab externo have been the preferred choices of treatment for congenital glaucoma, and a variety of adult procedures adapted to children have been utilized for other types of pediatric glaucoma with variable results and complications. More recently, seton implantations of different types have become more popular to use in children, and newer techniques have become available including visualized cannulation and opening of Schlemm's canal, deep sclerectomy, trabectome, and milder more directed cyclodestructive procedures such as endolaser and transcleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation. This paper reviews the different surgical techniques currently available, their indications, results, and most common complications to allow the surgeon treating these conditions to make a more informed choice in each particular case. Although the outcome of surgical treatment in pediatric glaucoma has improved significantly, its treatment remains challenging. PMID:23738051

  12. [Surgical managment of retinal detachment].

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    Haritoglou, C; Wolf, A

    2015-05-01

    The detachment of the neurosensory retina from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium can be related to breaks of the retina allowing vitreous fluid to gain access to the subretinal space, to exudative changes of the choroid such as tumours or inflammatory diseases or to excessive tractional forces exerted by interactions of the collagenous vitreous and the retina. Tractional retinal detachment is usually treated by vitrectomy and exudative detachment can be addressed by treatment of the underlying condition in many cases. In rhegmatogenous retinal detachment two different surgical procedures, vitrectomy and scleral buckling, can be applied for functional and anatomic rehabilitation of our patients. The choice of the surgical procedure is not really standardised and often depends on the experience of the surgeon and other more ocular factors including lens status, the number of retinal breaks, the extent of the detachment and the amount of preexisting PVR. Using both techniques, anatomic success rates of over 90?% can be achieved. Especially in young phakic patients scleral buckling offers the true advantage to prevent the progression of cataract formation requiring cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. Therefore, scleral buckling should be considered in selected cases as an alternative surgical option in spite of the very important technical refinements in modern vitrectomy techniques. PMID:25393439

  13. Ethical issues in surgical innovation.

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    Miller, Megan E; Siegler, Mark; Angelos, Peter

    2014-07-01

    Innovation is responsible for most advances in the field of surgery. Innovative approaches to solving clinical problems have significantly decreased morbidity and mortality for many surgical procedures, and have led to improved patient outcomes. While innovation is motivated by the surgeon's expectation that the new approach will be beneficial to patients, not all innovations are successful or result in improved patient care. The ethical dilemma of surgical innovation lies in the uncertainty of whether a particular innovation will prove to be a "good thing." This uncertainty creates challenges for surgeons, patients, and the healthcare system. By its very nature, innovation introduces a potential risk to patient safety, a risk that may not be fully known, and it simultaneously fosters an optimism bias. These factors increase the complexity of informed consent and shared decision making for the surgeon and the patient. Innovative procedures and their associated technology raise issues of cost and resource distribution in the contemporary, financially conscious, healthcare environment. Surgeons and institutions must identify and address conflicts of interest created by the development and application of an innovation, always preserving the best interest of the patient above the academic or financial rewards of success. Potential strategies to address the challenges inherent in surgical innovation include collecting and reporting objective outcomes data, enhancing the informed consent process, and adhering to the principles of disclosure and professionalism. As surgeons, we must encourage creativity and innovation while maintaining our ethical awareness and responsibility to patients. PMID:24728580

  14. Surgical dislocation in the management of pediatric and adolescent hip deformity.

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    Rebello, Gleeson; Spencer, Samantha; Millis, Michael B; Kim, Young-Jo

    2009-03-01

    The surgical dislocation approach is useful in assessing and treating proximal femoral hip deformities commonly due to pediatric conditions. We sought to demonstrate the efficacy and problems associated with this technique. Diagnoses included slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, developmental dysplasia of the hip, osteonecrosis, and exostoses. Through this approach, femoral head-neck osteoplasty (22), intertrochanteric osteotomy (eight), femoral head-neck osteoplasty plus intertrochanteric osteotomy (15), femoral neck osteotomy (five), open reduction and internal fixation of an acute slipped capital femoral epiphysis with callus resection (five), open reduction and internal fixation of an acetabular fracture (one), trapdoor procedure (one), and acetabular rim osteoplasty (one) were performed. The average patient age was 16 years. The minimum followup was 12 months (average, 41.6 months; range, 12-73 months). Patients with Perthes disease and SCFE had preoperative and postoperative WOMAC scores of 9.6 and 5.1, and 7.9 and 3.5 respectively. In patients with unstable SCFEs, the average postoperative WOMAC score was 1.2. Seven patients underwent THAs and two patients underwent hip fusion. Complications in the 58 procedures included four cases of osteonecrosis: three after femoral neck osteotomy and one after intertrochanteric osteotomy. The surgical dislocation technique can be utilized to effectively treat these deformities and improve short-term symptoms. Although the technique is demanding, we believe surgical dislocation offers sufficient advantages in assessing and treating these complex deformities that it justifies judicious application. PMID:19002743

  15. Surgical rehearsal platform: potential uses in microsurgery.

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    Bambakidis, Nicholas C; Selman, Warren R; Sloan, Andrew E

    2013-10-01

    Surgical training has remained remarkably similar in many respects since the early days of halstedian training. Neurosurgery is a demanding field that requires extensive cognitive, perceptive, and technical training. Surgical simulation is a promising approach to facilitate acquiring proficiency in neurosurgical procedures. Simulation can permit mentoring trainees in a "safe" environment. By incorporating images that depict specific abnormalities in actual patients, simulation can provide realistic rehearsal for any given case for both novice and experienced surgeons in much the same way that data acquired from drones can be used to allow pilots to rehearse mission-critical maneuvers in a simulator before taking flight. Most neurosurgical simulators to date have focused on endovascular procedures, spinal procedures, temporal bone dissection, and stereotactic procedures. The use of simulator technology for microsurgery is in its infancy. This article describes a novel simulator technology developed by Surgical Theater LLC (http://www.surgicaltheater.net/home.html) called the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform. The platform shows promise for use in intracranial microvascular procedures, which require experience that is becoming increasingly limited for trainees who have to become proficient in more procedures in much less time than ever before. PMID:24051875

  16. Echols’ Procedure for Treating Syringomyelia: Case Report and Historical Review

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    Peterson, Matthew M.; Cracium, Liviu; Heiss, John D.

    2009-01-01

    A 9 year-old girl with syringomyelia and scoliosis was treated with Echols’ procedure, a surgical technique that employs a metal stent to maintain drainage of fluid from the syrinx into the subarachnoid space. The patient presented to our institution 34 years later with a history of progressive myelopathy and surgically-treated deformities of the thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and right foot. Computer-assisted myelography indicated that the metal wire remained in place and that the syrinx had collapsed. Neurological examination and neurophysiological testing confirmed the presence of thoracic myelopathy, which may be due to the wire tethering the thoracic spinal cord to the dorsal dura. This is believed to be the sole long-term report of the effects of Echols’ procedure. The history of direct treatment of syringomyelia is reviewed and is contrasted with indirect treatment of syringomyelia, which relieves the condition by opening obstructed CSF pathways within the foramen magnum or spine. PMID:19119937

  17. Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic bronchoplastic and carinal sleeve procedures

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    Yang, Yang; Sekhniaidze, Dmitrii; Stupnik, Tomaz; Fernandez, Ricardo; Lei, Jiang; Zhu, Yuming; Jiang, Gening

    2016-01-01

    Despite of the recent advanced with the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), the most common approach for bronchial and carinal resection is still the open surgery. The technical difficulties, the steep learning curve and the concerns about performing an oncologic and safe reconstruction in advanced cases, are the main reasons for the low adoption of VATS for sleeve resections. Most of the authors use 3–4 incisions for thoracoscopic sleeve procedures. However these surgical techniques can be performed by a single incision approach by skilled uniportal VATS surgeons. The improvements of the surgical instruments, high definition cameras and recent 3D systems have greatly contributed to facilitate the adoption of uniportal VATS techniques for sleeve procedures. In this article we describe the technique of thoracoscopic bronchial sleeve, bronchovascular and carinal resections through a single incision approach. PMID:26981273

  18. Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic bronchoplastic and carinal sleeve procedures.

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    Gonzalez-Rivas, Diego; Yang, Yang; Sekhniaidze, Dmitrii; Stupnik, Tomaz; Fernandez, Ricardo; Lei, Jiang; Zhu, Yuming; Jiang, Gening

    2016-03-01

    Despite of the recent advanced with the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), the most common approach for bronchial and carinal resection is still the open surgery. The technical difficulties, the steep learning curve and the concerns about performing an oncologic and safe reconstruction in advanced cases, are the main reasons for the low adoption of VATS for sleeve resections. Most of the authors use 3-4 incisions for thoracoscopic sleeve procedures. However these surgical techniques can be performed by a single incision approach by skilled uniportal VATS surgeons. The improvements of the surgical instruments, high definition cameras and recent 3D systems have greatly contributed to facilitate the adoption of uniportal VATS techniques for sleeve procedures. In this article we describe the technique of thoracoscopic bronchial sleeve, bronchovascular and carinal resections through a single incision approach. PMID:26981273

  19. Three-piece Inflatable Penile Prosthesis: Surgical Techniques and Pitfalls

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    Al-Enezi, Ahmad; Al-Khadhari, Sulaiman; Al-Shaiji, Tariq F.

    2011-01-01

    Penile prosthesis surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). As far as outcome is concerned, it is one of the most rewarding procedures for both patients and surgeons. We describe our surgical technique for implantation of the three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis and point out the major surgical pitfalls accompanying this procedure and their specific management. The psychological outcome of penile prosthesis surgery is also discussed. Different surgical approaches are available when performing the procedure. A number of procedure-related problems can be encountered and a thorough knowledge of these is of paramount importance. Penile prosthesis surgery has a favorable psychological outcome. Surgery for implantation of an inflatable penile prosthesis is a rewarding procedure, with a high yield of patient satisfaction. Urologists should have thorough understanding of the surgical pitfalls peculiar to this procedure and their management. PMID:22413049

  20. Interdisciplinary Approach to a Tooth with Open Apex and Persistent Sinus

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    Das, Anoop N.; Geetha, Krishnamohan; Varghese Kurian, Ajay; Nair, Radhakrishnan; Nandakumar, K.

    2015-01-01

    Traumatic injuries in childhood may disrupt root development leading to a tooth with open apex. Apexification procedures in such cases aim at root end closure after reasonable period of time. In some chronic cases, complete healing of the periapical area does not occur resulting in development of a nonhealing sinus. Failure of nonsurgical approach in such cases needs surgical intervention permitting thorough periapical curettage. In the present case, apexification procedure with MTA achieved root end closure but failed to heal the sinus for which surgical treatment was completed with thorough periapical curettage and application of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) and a combination of ?-tricalcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite resulted in healing. PMID:26425373

  1. SELENA - An open-source tool for seismic risk and loss assessment using a logic tree computation procedure

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    Molina, S.; Lang, D. H.; Lindholm, C. D.

    2010-03-01

    The era of earthquake risk and loss estimation basically began with the seminal paper on hazard by Allin Cornell in 1968. Following the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, the first studies placed strong emphasis on the prediction of human losses (number of casualties and injured used to estimate the needs in terms of health care and shelters in the immediate aftermath of a strong event). In contrast to these early risk modeling efforts, later studies have focused on the disruption of the serviceability of roads, telecommunications and other important lifeline systems. In the 1990s, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) developed a tool (HAZUS ®99) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where the goal was to incorporate the best quantitative methodology in earthquake loss estimates. Herein, the current version of the open-source risk and loss estimation software SELENA v4.1 is presented. While using the spectral displacement-based approach (capacity spectrum method), this fully self-contained tool analytically computes the degree of damage on specific building typologies as well as the associated economic losses and number of casualties. The earthquake ground shaking estimates for SELENA v4.1 can be calculated or provided in three different ways: deterministic, probabilistic or based on near-real-time data. The main distinguishing feature of SELENA compared to other risk estimation software tools is that it is implemented in a 'logic tree' computation scheme which accounts for uncertainties of any input (e.g., scenario earthquake parameters, ground-motion prediction equations, soil models) or inventory data (e.g., building typology, capacity curves and fragility functions). The data used in the analysis is assigned with a decimal weighting factor defining the weight of the respective branch of the logic tree. The weighting of the input parameters accounts for the epistemic and aleatoric uncertainties that will always follow the necessary parameterization of the different types of input data. Like previous SELENA versions, SELENA v4.1 is coded in MATLAB which allows for easy dissemination among the scientific-technical community. Furthermore, any user has access to the source code in order to adapt, improve or refine the tool according to his or her particular needs. The handling of SELENA's current version and the provision of input data is customized for an academic environment but which can then support decision-makers of local, state and regional governmental agencies in estimating possible losses from future earthquakes.

  2. Efficacy of a dual-ring wound protector for prevention of incisional surgical site infection after Whipple's procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) with preoperatively-placed intrabiliary stents: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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    Bressan, Alexsander K; Roberts, Derek J; Edwards, Janet P; Bhatti, Sana U; Dixon, Elijah; Sutherland, Francis R; Bathe, Oliver; Ball, Chad G

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Among surgical oncology patients, incisional surgical site infection is associated with substantially increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Moreover, while adults undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy with preoperative placement of an intrabiliary stent have a high risk of this type of infection, and wound protectors may significantly reduce its risk, no relevant studies of wound protectors yet exist involving this patient population. This study will evaluate the efficacy of a dual-ring wound protector for prevention of incisional surgical site infection among adults undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy with preoperatively-placed intrabiliary stents. Methods and analysis This study will be a parallel, dual-arm, randomised controlled trial that will utilise a more explanatory than pragmatic attitude. All adults (?18?years) undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with preoperative placement of an intrabiliary stent will be considered eligible. Exclusion criteria will include patient age <18?years and those receiving long-term glucocorticoids. The trial will employ block randomisation to allocate patients to a commercial dual-ring wound protector (the Alexis Wound Protector) or no wound protector and the current standard of care. The main outcome measure will be the rate of surgical site infection as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria within 30?days of the index operation date as determined by a research assistant blinded to treatment allocation. Outcomes will be analysed by a statistician blinded to allocation status by calculating risk ratios and 95% CIs and compared using Fisher's exact test. Ethics and dissemination This will be the first randomised trial to evaluate the efficacy of a dual-ring wound protector for prevention of incisional surgical site infection among patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. Results of this study are expected to be available in 2016/2017 and will be disseminated using an integrated and end-of-grant knowledge translation strategy. Trial registration number ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01836237. PMID:25146716

  3. Surgical Management for Peyronie's Disease

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    Segal, Robert L.

    2013-01-01

    Peyronie's disease is a common debilitating condition for both men and their partners that results in penile deformity and compromises sexual functioning. While there are a myriad of medical therapeutic options, these have not been demonstrated to correct the deformity and restore sexual function definitively. As such, surgery is the mainstay of treatment for this disease, and multiple surgical approaches may be considered depending on disease characteristics, patient co-morbidity, and findings on preoperative diagnostic testing. The purpose of this review is to highlight the different surgical approaches and different procedures within each approach, and to examine important issues for surgeons to consider for administering the best treatment that restores function while reconciling patient expectations. PMID:23658860

  4. Procedures for restoring vestibular disorders

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    Walther, Leif Erik

    2005-01-01

    This paper will discuss therapeutic possibilities for disorders of the vestibular organs and the neurons involved, which confront ENT clinicians in everyday practice. Treatment of such disorders can be tackled either symptomatically or causally. The possible strategies for restoring the body's vestibular sense, visual function and co-ordination include medication, as well as physical and surgical procedures. Prophylactic or preventive measures are possible in some disorders which involve vertigo (bilateral vestibulopathy, kinetosis, height vertigo, vestibular disorders when diving (Tables 1 (Tab. 1) and 2 (Tab. 2)). Glucocorticoid and training therapy encourage the compensation of unilateral vestibular loss. In the case of a bilateral vestibular loss, it is important to treat the underlying disease (e.g. Cogan's disease). Although balance training does improve the patient's sense of balance, it will not restore it completely. In the case of Meniere's disease, there are a number of medications available to either treat bouts or to act as a prophylactic (e.g. dimenhydrinate or betahistine). In addition, there are non-ablative (sacculotomy) as well as ablative surgical procedures (e.g. labyrinthectomy, neurectomy of the vestibular nerve). In everyday practice, it has become common to proceed with low risk therapies initially. The physical treatment of mild postural vertigo can be carried out quickly and easily in outpatients (repositioning or liberatory maneuvers). In very rare cases it may be necessary to carry out a semicircular canal occlusion. Isolated disturbances of the otolith function or an involvement of the otolith can be found in roughly 50% of labyrinth disturbances. A specific surgical procedure to selectively block the otolith organs is currently being studied. When an external perilymph fistula involving loss of perilymph is suspected, an exploratory tympanotomy involving also the round and oval window niches must be carried out. A traumatic rupture of the round window membrane can, for example, also be caused by an implosive inner ear barotrauma during the decompression phase of diving. Dehiscence of the anterior semicircular canal, a relatively rare disorder, can be treated conservatively (avoiding stimuli which cause dizziness), by non-ablative „resurfacing" or by „plugging" the semicircular canal. A perilymph fistula can cause a Tullio-phenomenon resulting from a traumatic dislocation or hypermobility of the stapes, which can be surgically corrected. Vestibular disorders can also result from otosurgical therapy. When balance disorders persist following stapedectomy it is necessary to carry out a revision operation in order to either exclude a perilymph fistula or shorten the piston. Surgically reducing the size of open mastoid cavities (using for example porous hydroxylapatite or cartilage) can result in a reduction of vertiginous symptoms while nursing or during exposure to ambient air. Vestibular disturbances can occur both before and after vestibular nerve surgery (acoustic neuroma). Initially, good vestibular compensation can be expected after surgically removing the acoustic neuroma. An aberrant regeneration of nerve fibers of the vestibulocochlear nerve has been suggested as a cause for secondary worsening. Episodes of vertigo can be caused by an irritation of the vestibular nerve (vascular loop). Neurovascular decompression is generally regarded as the best surgical therapy. In the elderly, vestibular disturbances can severely limit quality of life and are often aggravated by multiple comorbidities. Antivertiginous drugs (e.g. dimenhydrinate) in combination with movement training can significantly reduce symptoms. Administering antivertiginous drugs over varying periods of time (e.g. transdermal scopolamine application via patches) as well as kinetosis training can be used as both prophylactically and as a therapy for kinetosis. Exposure training should be used as a prophylactic for height vertigo. PMID:22073053

  5. Intermuscular pterygoid-temporal abscess following inferior alveolar nerve block anesthesia–A computer tomography based navigated surgical intervention: Case report and review

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    Wallner, Jürgen; Reinbacher, Knut Ernst; Pau, Mauro; Feichtinger, Matthias

    2014-01-01

    Inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) anesthesia is a common local anesthetic procedure. Although IANB anesthesia is known for its safety, complications can still occur. Today immediately or delayed occurring disorders following IANB anesthesia and their treatment are well-recognized. We present a case of a patient who developed a symptomatic abscess in the pterygoid region as a result of several inferior alveolar nerve injections. Clinical symptoms included diffuse pain, reduced mouth opening and jaw's hypomobility and were persistent under a first step conservative treatment. Since image-based navigated interventions have gained in importance and are used for various procedures a navigated surgical intervention was initiated as a second step therapy. Thus precise, atraumatic surgical intervention was performed by an optical tracking system in a difficult anatomical region. A symptomatic abscess was treated by a computed tomography-based navigated surgical intervention at our department. Advantages and disadvantages of this treatment strategy are evaluated. PMID:24987612

  6. [Surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus].

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    Carrillo-Esper, Raúl; Muciño-Bermejo, María Jimena

    2014-01-01

    Sustained remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus and significantly improved hyperlipidemia and arterial hypertension, control has been achieves in both lean and obese patient after bariatric surgery procedures or other gastrointestinal surgical procedures. It has been demonstrated that the metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in these patients derives not only in reducing weight and caloric intake, but also endocrine changes resulting from surgical manifestation gastrointestinal tract. In this article we review the clinical outcomes of such interventions (collectively called "metabolic surgery") and the perspectives on the role that these surgeries play in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. PMID:25312324

  7. Surgical Treatment of the Twisted Nose.

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    Menger, Dirk Jan

    2016-01-01

    The twisted nose is a challenging procedure in rhinoplasty. The goal of surgery is to realign the nasal skeleton to create symmetry in the face and restore nasal patency. Key in the surgical procedure is that all structures of the nasal skeleton be dissected free, mobilized, repositioned, and stabilized. Important surgical steps are intermediate osteotomies on the contralateral side of the deviation for the upper nasal third; for the mid nasal third, a unilateral spreader graft or splint on the nondeviated side, and for the lower nasal third, fixation of the caudal septum to the anterior nasal spine. PMID:26616698

  8. Thoracoscopy: medical versus surgical-in the management of pleural diseases.

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    Shojaee, Samira; Lee, Hans J

    2015-12-01

    Diseases of the pleura continue to affect a large population of patients worldwide and in the United States. Pleural fluid analysis and accompanying imaging of the pleura including chest X-rays, chest computed tomography (CT) scan and chest ultrasonography are among the first steps in the management of pleural effusions. When further diagnostic or therapeutic work up is necessary, open thoracotomy and thoracoscopy come to mind. However, given the significant morbidity and mortality associated with open thoracotomy, and the advances in medicine and medical instruments, thoracoscopy has now become a routine procedure in the management of the disease of the chest including pleura. Debates about surgical vs. medical thoracoscopy (MT) are ongoing. In the following pages we review the literature and discuss the similarities and differences between the two procedures, as well as their indications, contraindications, complications and efficacy in the management of pleural diseases. PMID:26807282

  9. [Pathways for surgical antibiotic prophylaxis].

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    Maio, Patrizia

    2003-09-01

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a notable cause of hospital morbidity and mortality. Antibiotic prophylaxis has demonstrated a significant reduction in infection rate in clean-contaminated surgery and in clean surgery to a limited extent. To make antibiotic prophylaxis effective it is necessary to choose the right antibiotic, to administer it preoperatively and maintain sufficient serum and tissue levels through the operation. Open issues remain: antibiotic prophylaxis duration in prosthetic surgery, its use in hernia repair, breast surgery and mini-invasive surgery. PMID:14985643

  10. Peritonectomy procedures.

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    Sugarbaker, P H

    1995-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: New surgical procedures designed to assist in the treatment of peritoneal surface malignancy were sought. BACKGROUND: Decisions regarding the treatment of cancer depend on the anatomic location of the malignancy and the biologic aggressiveness of the disease. Some patients may have isolated intra-abdominal seeding of malignancy of limited extent or of low biologic grade. In the past, these clinical situations have been regarded as lethal. METHODS: The cytoreductive approach may require six peritonectomy procedures to resect or strip cancer from all intra-abdominal surfaces. RESULTS: These are greater omentectomy-splenectomy; left upper quadrant peritonectomy; right upper quadrant peritonectomy; lesser omentectomy-cholecystectomy with stripping of the omental bursa; pelvic peritonectomy with sleeve resection of the sigmoid colon; and antrectomy. CONCLUSIONS: Peritonectomy procedures and preparation of the abdomen for early postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy were described. The author has used the cytoreductive approach to achieve long-term, disease-free survival in selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis, peritoneal sarcomatosis or mesothelioma. Images Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. Figure 5. Figure 6. Figure 7. Figure 8. Figure 9. Figure 10. Figure 11. Figure 12. Figure 13. PMID:7826158

  11. Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

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    ... that acts like a scalpel (surgical knife). An electric current is passed through the loop, which cuts away ... A procedure in which an instrument works with electric current to destroy tissue. Local Anesthesia: The use of ...

  12. Surgical considerations for the explantation of the Parachute left ventricular partitioning device and the implantation of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device

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    Bansal, Shelley; Rosas, Paola C.; Mazzaferri, Ernest L.; Sai-Sudhakar, Chittoor B.

    2016-01-01

    Chronic heart failure is the leading cause of death in the world. With newer therapies, the burden of this disease has decreased; however, a significant number of patients remain refractive to existing therapies. Myocardial infarction often leads to ventricular remodeling and eventually contributes to heart failure. The Parachute™ (Cardiokinetix, Menlo Park, CA) is the first device designed for percutaneous ventricular restoration therapy, which reduces left ventricular volume and minimizes the risk of open surgical procedures. For the first time, we report a case of explantation of the Parachute ventricular partitioning device and transition to a HeartMate II™ left ventricular assist device and the surgical considerations for a successful outcome.

  13. Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation.

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    Ramlawi, Basel; Abu Saleh, Walid K

    2015-01-01

    The Cox-maze procedure for the restoration of normal sinus rhythm, initially developed by Dr. James Cox, underwent several iterations over the years. The main concept consists of creating a series of transmural lesions in the right and left atria that disrupt re-entrant circuits responsible for propagating the abnormal atrial fibrillation rhythm. The left atrial appendage is excluded as a component of the Maze procedure. For the first three iterations of the Cox- maze procedure, these lesions were performed using a surgical cut-and-sew approach that ensured transmurality. The Cox-Maze IV is the most currently accepted iteration. It achieves the same lesion set of the Cox- maze III but uses alternative energy sources to create the transmural lesions, potentially in a minimally invasive approach on the beating heart. High-frequency ultrasound, microwave, and laser energy have all been used with varying success in the past. Today, bipolar radiofrequency heat or cryotherapy cooling are the most accepted sources for creating linear lesions with consistent safety and transmurality. The robust and reliable nature of these energy delivery methods has yielded a success rate reaching 90% freedom from atrial fibrillation at 12 months. Such approaches offer a significant long-term advantage over catheter-based ablation, especially in patients having longstanding, persistent atrial fibrillation with characteristics such as dilated left atrial dimensions, poor ejection fraction, and failed catheter ablation. Based on these improved results, there currently is significant interest in developing a hybrid ablation strategy that incorporates the superior transmural robust lesions of surgical ablation, the reliable stroke prevention potential of epicardial left atrial appendage exclusion, and sophisticated mapping and confirmatory catheter-based ablation technology. Such a minimally invasive hybrid strategy for ablation may lead to the development of multidisciplinary "Afib teams" to obtain optimal long-term sinus rhythm control. This article provides an overview of current surgical strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation and addresses the two main goals in its management. PMID:26306128

  14. [Active surgical treatment of suppurative wounds and acute suppurative diseases].

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    Abasov, B Kh; Gadzhiev, D N; Aslanzade, R A; Iusubov, V I; Tagiev, F A

    1982-02-01

    Advantages of the active surgical treatment are convincingly shown by the analysis of results of the treatment of 122 patients with purulent wounds and acute purulent diseases by traditional methods (opening the suppurative focus, drainage of the wound with gauze tampons) or the active surgical method (initial surgical treatment of the purulent wound or focus, drainage with a plastic tube, fractional or permanent washing of the wound) in combination with antibiotic therapy, application of enzymatic, antienzymatic and immunological agents. PMID:7072059

  15. Pelvic exenteration – reconsidering the procedure

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    Bacalbasa, N; Balescu, I

    2015-01-01

    Pelvic exenteration remains one of the most destructive surgical procedures in gynecologic oncology, performed in patients with locally advanced malignancies who were considered for a long time as unresectable. However, for these patients, an aggressive surgical approach seems to be the only potential curative solution. This is a literature review of the most important studies, which analyzes the benefits and the secondary risks of this demanding procedure. PMID:25866569

  16. Changing of the guard? A glance at the surgical representation in the Canadian renal transplantation community

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    McGregor, Tom; Bjazevic, Jennifer; Patel, Premal; Koulack, Joshua

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Renal transplant is the gold standard treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and the prevalence of both ESRD and renal transplant has been steadily increasing over the past decade. However, involvement of urology in renal transplant has been declining. We examine the current state of urology involvement in renal transplant programs across Canada. Methods: A telephone survey of all surgical transplant centres in Canada was performed. Information regarding the number of transplant surgeons, their individual training background, and their involvement in specific procedures, including open and laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, deceased donor nephrectomy, and recipient renal transplant were collected. Results: There are 59 Canadian transplant surgeons, including 27 (46%) who completed a urology residency and 32 (54%) with a general surgery background. With regards to procedures performed, 58 (98%) perform recipient renal transplant surgery, 36 (61%) perform laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, and 17 (29%) perform open donor nephrectomy. There was no significant difference in the number of surgeons that perform renal recipient surgery, laparoscopic or open donor nephrectomies, and deceased donor nephrectomies between surgeons of the two different training backgrounds. Conclusions: The role of urology in Canadian renal transplant has declined significantly over the past decade. Given the medical and surgical complexity of renal transplant, along with the growing need for renal transplants, a multidisciplinary team approach is imperative. Strong urology involvement with the transplant team is crucial for optimal care of these complex patients. PMID:26858788

  17. [Surgical work of Dr. Vladan Djordjevi?].

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    Colovi?, Radoje

    2008-01-01

    Dr. Vladan Djordjevi? was the first surgeon in Serbia in today's meaning of that word. After graduating medicine in Vienna 1869, he spent two years specialising surgery at the First Vienna University Surgical Clinic led by Professor Theodor Billroth, including almost a year as a war surgeon at the Prussian military service during the Prussian-French war (1870/71). After returning to Serbia, Dr. Vladan Djordjevi? dealt with general medical and surgical practice. Different commitments and his own interests gradually distracted him from medicine and surgery, so that he gave them up in 1884. In spite of short practice in surgery, Dr. Vladan Djordjevi? gave an important contribution to surgery in Serbia. Close to 200 surgical procedures, of which we have evidence, constituted an important event for surgery in Serbia where these procedures had not been performed before him. Although a number of surgical procedures he performed was not high, they were important, not only were they the first operations in Serbia, but also they were often serious, sometimes complex and performed under very modest circumstances, but usually with good success. They belong not only to the general surgery, but to a number of surgical specialities, such as ophtalmology, maxillofacial surgery, otorhinolaringology, urology, orthopedic and trauma surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, thoracic surgery and neurosurgery. PMID:18959183

  18. Contamination of the surgical field.

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    Edwards, P

    2001-12-01

    Is there sufficient evidence to suggest that the wearing of face masks is imperative during surgical procedures for maximum patient protection? Or is it just another ritual that needs to be re-examined in the light of today's emphasis on evidence-based medicine. Should we be re-educating theatre staff that the wearing face masks is more for their own protection than for that of the patient? To help us towards some conclusions, Peggy Edwards presents the results of her review of the literature on the face mask debate. PMID:11771235

  19. Surgical treatment for myelodysplastic clubfoot???

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    Zuccon, Alexandre; Cardoso, Sérgio Inácio Cristiano; Abreu, Fábio Peluzo; Fernandes, Antonio Carlos

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the results from surgical treatment of 69 cases of clubfoot in 43 patients with myelodysplasia according to clinical and radiographic criteria, at our institution between 1984 and 2004. Methods This was a retrospective study involving analysis of medical files, radiographs and consultations relating to patients who underwent surgical correction of clubfoot. The surgical technique consisted of radical posteromedial and lateral release with or without associated talectomy. Results The patients’ mean age at the time of the surgery was four years and two months, and the mean length of postoperative follow-up was seven years and two months. Satisfactory results were achieved in 73.9% of the feet and unsatisfactory results in 26.1% (p < 0.0001). Conclusion Residual deformity in the immediate postoperative period was associated with unsatisfactory results. Opening of the Kite (talocalcaneal) angle in feet that only underwent posteromedial and lateral release, along with appropriate positioning of the calcaneus in cases that underwent talectomy, was the radiographic parameter that correlated with satisfactory results. PMID:26229877

  20. Hemorrhoidectomy - making sense of the surgical options

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    Yeo, Danson; Tan, Kok-Yang

    2014-01-01

    While debate continues as to which is the best surgical method for the treatment of hemorrhoids, none of the currently available surgical methods approach the ideal surgical option, which is one that is effective while being safe and painless. In reality, the less painful the procedure, the more likely it is to be associated with recurrence post-op. Where hemorrhoids surgery is concerned, there isn’t a “one size fits all” option. Most of the randomized controlled trials performed to date include hemorrhoids of various grades and with a focus on only comparing surgical methods while failing to stratify the outcomes according to the grade of hemorrhoid. We believe that surgery needs to be tailored not only to the grade of the hemorrhoids, but also to the size, circumferential nature of the disease, and prevailing symptomatology. PMID:25493010

  1. A review of microgravity surgical investigations.

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    Campbell, M R; Billica, R D

    1992-06-01

    The likelihood of performing a surgical procedure in space will increase as the Soviet Mir space station is expanded and the Space Station Freedom becomes operational. A review of previous research and hardware development, performed mostly in parabolic flight both in the Soviet Union and the U.S., reveals an interest in surgical chambers to prevent cabin atmosphere contamination. Surgical techniques appear to be no more difficult than in a 1-G environment if a restraint system is used. Minimizing the chances of wound infection from the high particle count spacecraft atmosphere is an additional concern. Additional research is necessary to delineate the clinical significance of these problems and to further develop surgical techniques in microgravity. PMID:1520223

  2. Multimodal augmented reality system for surgical microscopy

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    Garcia Giraldez, Jaime; Talib, Haydar; Caversaccio, Marco; Gonzalez Ballester, Miguel A.

    2006-03-01

    Image-guided, computer-assisted neurosurgery has emerged to improve localization and targeting, to provide a better anatomic definition of the surgical field, and to decrease invasiveness. Usually, in image-guided surgery, a computer displays the surgical field in a CT/MR environment, using axial, coronal or sagittal views, or even a 3D representation of the patient. Such a system forces the surgeon to look away from the surgical scene to the computer screen. Moreover, this kind of information, being pre-operative imaging, can not be modified during the operation, so it remains valid for guidance in the first stage of the surgical procedure, and mainly for rigid structures like bones. In order to solve the two constraints mentioned before, we are developing an ultrasoundguided surgical microscope. Such a system takes the advantage that surgical microscopy and ultrasound systems are already used in neurosurgery, so it does not add more complexity to the surgical procedure. We have integrated an optical tracking device in the microscope and an augmented reality overlay system with which we avoid the need to look away from the scene, providing correctly aligned surgical images with sub-millimeter accuracy. In addition to the standard CT and 3D views, we are able to track an ultrasound probe, and using a previous calibration and registration of the imaging, the image obtained is correctly projected to the overlay system, so the surgeon can always localize the target and verify the effects of the intervention. Several tests of the system have been already performed to evaluate the accuracy, and clinical experiments are currently in progress in order to validate the clinical usefulness of the system.

  3. Surgical controversies in mesothelioma: MesoVATS addresses the role of surgical debulking

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    2016-01-01

    Contemporary multi-modality treatment of malignant mesothelioma remains challenging. The merits of surgical resection and the particular extent of resection continue to be debated topics. To date few randomized surgical trials have been completed to address many lingering issues concerning surgery in mesothelioma. Recently, the MesoVATS trial shows us that a minimally invasive thoracoscopic procedure for curative resection in mesothelioma is of limited benefit. Results of ongoing clinical trials are awaited. PMID:26958496

  4. DIVERTICULITIS OF THE COLON—Surgical Treatment

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    Scarborough, Robert A.

    1954-01-01

    Appropriate surgical treatment of diverticulitis of the colon can result in a highly satisfactory proportion of permanent cures, with an operative mortality of 2 to 5 per cent. Colostomy is a valuable emergency procedure for the control of severe infection or the relief of obstruction but is not a satisfactory definitive treatment for the cure of diverticulitis. Definitive surgical treatment requires resection of the involved segment of colon. Three indications for surgical intervention in “uncomplicated” diverticulitis are: (1) continued or repeated attacks, (2) persistent deformity as seen by x-ray examination, and (3) persistent blood in the stools. Although a three-stage operation is usually considered a safer procedure, one-stage resections may be safely and satisfactorily employed in many instances. PMID:13160815

  5. Pelvic Surgical Site Infections in Gynecologic Surgery

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    Lachiewicz, Mark P.; Moulton, Laura J.; Jaiyeoba, Oluwatosin

    2015-01-01

    The development of surgical site infection (SSI) remains the most common complication of gynecologic surgical procedures and results in significant patient morbidity. Gynecologic procedures pose a unique challenge in that potential pathogenic microorganisms from the skin or vagina and endocervix may migrate to operative sites and can result in vaginal cuff cellulitis, pelvic cellulitis, and pelvic abscesses. Multiple host and surgical risk factors have been identified as risks that increase infectious sequelae after pelvic surgery. This paper will review these risk factors as many are modifiable and care should be taken to address such factors in order to decrease the chance of infection. We will also review the definitions, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of pelvic SSIs after gynecologic surgery. PMID:25788822

  6. Risk factors for surgical site infection of pilon fractures

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    Ren, Tingting; Ding, Liang; Xue, Feng; He, Zhimin; Xiao, Haijun

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Pilon fracture is a complex injury that is often associated with severe soft tissue damage and high rates of surgical site infection. The goal of this study was to analyze and identify independent risk factors for surgical site infection among patients undergoing surgical fixation of a pilon fracture. METHODS: The medical records of all pilon fracture patients who underwent surgical fixation from January 2010 to October 2012 were reviewed to identify those who developed a surgical site infection. Then, we constructed univariate and multivariate logistic regressions to evaluate the independent associations of potential risk factors with surgical site infection in patients undergoing surgical fixation of a pilon fracture. RESULTS: A total of 519 patients were enrolled in the study from January 2010 to October 2012. A total of 12 of the 519 patients developed a surgical site infection, for an incidence of 2.3%. These patients were followed for 12 to 29 months, with an average follow-up period of 19.1 months. In the final regression model, open fracture, elevated postoperative glucose levels (?125 mg/dL), and a surgery duration of more than 150 minutes were significant risk factors for surgical site infection following surgical fixation of a pilon fracture. CONCLUSIONS: Open fractures, elevated postoperative glucose levels (?125 mg/dL), and a surgery duration of more than 150 minutes were related to an increased risk for surgical site infection following surgical fixation of a pilon fracture. Patients exhibiting the risk factors identified in this study should be counseled regarding the possible surgical site infection that may develop after surgical fixation. PMID:26106960

  7. Surgical smoke and ultrafine particles

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    Brüske-Hohlfeld, Irene; Preissler, Gerhard; Jauch, Karl-Walter; Pitz, Mike; Nowak, Dennis; Peters, Annette; Wichmann, H-Erich

    2008-01-01

    Background Electrocautery, laser tissue ablation, and ultrasonic scalpel tissue dissection all generate a 'surgical smoke' containing ultrafine (<100 nm) and accumulation mode particles (< 1 ?m). Epidemiological and toxicological studies have shown that exposure to particulate air pollution is associated with adverse cardiovascular and respiratory health effects. Methods To measure the amount of generated particulates in 'surgical smoke' during different surgical procedures and to quantify the particle number concentration for operation room personnel a condensation particle counter (CPC, model 3007, TSI Inc.) was applied. Results Electro-cauterization and argon plasma tissue coagulation induced the production of very high number concentration (> 100000 cm-3) of particles in the diameter range of 10 nm to 1 ?m. The peak concentration was confined to the immediate local surrounding of the production side. In the presence of a very efficient air conditioning system the increment and decrement of ultrafine particle occurrence was a matter of seconds, with accumulation of lower particle number concentrations in the operation room for only a few minutes. Conclusion Our investigation showed a short term very high exposure to ultrafine particles for surgeons and close assisting operating personnel – alternating with longer periods of low exposure. PMID:19055750

  8. The catalytic performance of metal complexes immobilized on SBA-15 in the ring opening polymerization of ?-caprolactone with different metals (Ti, Al, Zn and Mg) and immobilization procedures.

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    Pérez, Yolanda; del Hierro, Isabel; Zazo, Lydia; Fernández-Galán, Rafael; Fajardo, Mariano

    2015-03-01

    A family of heterogeneous catalysts has been prepared by employing different strategies: firstly by direct reaction or grafting of titanium, zinc, aluminium and magnesium precursors with dehydrated SBA-15 and secondly by reaction of the metallic derivatives with a hybrid SBA-15 mesoporous material, which possesses a new covalently bonded linker based on an amino alcohol chelate ligand. These materials have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), N2 adsorption-desorption, FT-IR and multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy. The catalytic performance of the prepared materials has been studied in the ring opening polymerization of ?-caprolactone and compared with that of their homogeneous counterparts. Conversion values obtained by using homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts depend on the metal precursor and the synthetic procedure. The most active heterogeneous Ti-SBA-15, Zn-SBA-15 and Zn-PADO-HMDS-SBA-15 catalysts produced poly(?-caprolactone) with a narrow molecular weight distribution, close to one. In all cases polymerization was confirmed to proceed via a coordination insertion mechanism after end group analysis by (1)H NMR. PMID:25623360

  9. Surgical Technology Program Guide.

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    Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.

    This surgical technology program guide presents the standard curriculum for technical institutes in Georgia. The curriculum addresses the minimum competencies for a surgical technology program. The program guide is designed to relate primarily to the development of those skills needed by individuals in the field to provide services in the…

  10. Surgical Approaches to the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint.

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    Cheah, Andre Eu-Jin; Yao, Jeffrey

    2016-02-01

    The proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint may be affected by many conditions such as arthropathy, fractures, dislocations, and malunions. Whereas some of these conditions may be treated nonsurgically, many require open surgical intervention. Open interventions include implant arthroplasty or arthrodesis for arthropathy, open reduction internal fixation, or hemi-hamate arthroplasty for dorsal fracture-dislocations. Volar plate arthroplasty and corrective osteotomy for malunion about the PIP joint are also surgeries that may be required. The traditional approach to the PIP joint has been dorsal, which damages the delicate extensor apparatus with subsequent development of an extensor lag. This has led surgeons to explore volar and lateral approaches to the PIP joint. In this article, we describe each of these surgical approaches, discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and provide some guidance on which approach to choose based on the surgery that is to be performed. PMID:26708513

  11. [Historical evolution and current concepts of surgical treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases].

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    Lian, Lei; Wu, Xiaojian; Xie, Minghao; Lan, Ping

    2016-01-25

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may require surgical intervention for refractory disease or complications. Prompt surgery and appropriate surgical procedures are critical when surgery is indicatedd. With continuous optimization and innovation of surgical procedures, there have been significant changes in the concepts and operations of IBD in the past century. Learning the evolution of surgical treatment for IBD could help us understand the rationale, indications, and pertinent techniques of surgical procedures. Innovations are emerging in IBD management including the advent of biological agents, laparoscopy, and multi-disciplinary team approach, it is imperative for IBD specialist to learn the state-of-the-art knowledge. PMID:26797834

  12. Debridement of vaginal radiation ulcers using the surgical Ultrasonic Aspirator

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    Vanderburgh, E.; Nahhas, W.A. )

    1990-10-01

    The surgical Ultrasonic Aspirator (USA) is a fairly new surgical instrument used for an increasingly wide range of procedures. This paper introduces a new application: debridement of vulvovaginal necrotic ulcers resulting from intracavitary radiation therapy. The ultrasonic aspirator allowed removal of the soft, necrotic tissue while preserving underlying healthy, firm tissue and blood vessels.

  13. Surgical and non-surgical treatment of frozen shoulder. Survey on surgeons treatment preferences

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    Kwaees, Tariq Adam; Charalambous, Charalambos P.

    2014-01-01

    Summary Background: frozen shoulder is a common condition and its management can be surgical or non-surgical. The aim was to determine current trends in the management of frozen shoulder amongst surgical members of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS). Methods: a single electronic questionnaire was emailed to surgical members of the BESS. Participants were asked about their surgical and non-surgical treatments of choice and the reasoning behind that, as well as which components of arthroscopic arthrolysis they favoured. Results: 87 BESS members completed the questioner. The majority of respondents used physiotherapy as their preferred means of non-surgical management while arthroscopic arthrolysis was the most frequently used surgical intervention. A substantial proportion of surgeons based their choice on personal experience and training rather than published evidence. Conclusions: management of frozen shoulder amongst surgeons varies substantially and is highly based on personal experience and training rather than strong evidence. Arthroscopic arthrolysis is a heterogeneous procedure with a wide variation in the use of its various components. Our results highlight the need for high quality clinical trials to compare the management options available. PMID:25767778

  14. The Assessment of the Magnitude of Frontal Plane Postural Changes in Breast Cancer Patients After Breast-Conserving Therapy or Mastectomy - Follow-up Results 1 Year After the Surgical Procedure.

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    Głowacka, Iwona; Nowikiewicz, Tomasz; Siedlecki, Zygmunt; Hagner, Wojciech; Nowacka, Krystyna; Zegarski, Wojciech

    2016-01-01

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in Polish women. Management of breast cancer includes surgical treatment as well as adjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, and combination regimens. One of the adverse consequences of oncological management of breast cancer may involve changes in frontal plane body posture. The objective of the study was to assess the frontal plane body posture changes in women treated for breast cancer. A prospective study including 101 of female breast cancer patients subjected to surgical treatment in the period from October 2011 to October 2012 (mastectomy was performed in 51 cases while breast conserving therapy was administered in the remaining 50 cases). The body posture in the frontal plane was assessed using the computer-assisted postural assessment system with Moiré fringe analysis. No statistically significant differences were observed in pre-operational postural parameters of interest. Exam II revealed highly significant differences in SLA values; results suggesting more pronounced dysfunction were observed in the MAS group. Exam III revealed highly significant differences in PIA, SH, SD and SLA values; results suggesting more pronounced dysfunction were observed in the MAS group. Undesirable postural changes occur both in women who were treated with radical mastectomy and in those who underwent breast-conserving surgery; breast-conserving surgery is associated with decreased severity in postural abnormalities. PMID:26510430

  15. Collagen-Glycosaminoglycan Matrix Implantation Promotes Angiogenesis following Surgical Brain Trauma

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    Hsu, Wei-Cherng; Hsiao, Jong-Kai; Chen, Gunng-Shinng; Wang, Jia-Yi

    2014-01-01

    Surgical brain injury (SBI) is unavoidable during many neurosurgical procedures intrinsically linked to postoperative neurological deficits. We have previously demonstrated that implantation of collagen glycosaminoglycan (CG) following surgical brain injury could significantly promote functional recovery and neurogenesis. In this study we further hypothesized that this scaffold may provide a microenvironment by promoting angiogenesis to favor neurogenesis and subsequent functional recovery. Using the rodent model of surgical brain injury as we previously established, we divided Sprague-Dawley male rats (weighting 300–350?g) into three groups: (1) sham (2) surgical injury with a lesion (L), and (3) L with CG matrix implantation (L + CG). Our results demonstrated that L + CG group showed a statistically significant increase in the density of vascular endothelial cells and blood vessels over time. In addition, tissue concentrations of angiogenic growth factors (such as VEGF, FGF2, and PDGF) significantly increased in L + CG group. These results suggest that implantation of a CG scaffold can promote vascularization accompanied by neurogenesis. This opens prospects for use of CG scaffolds in conditions such as brain injury including trauma and ischemia. PMID:25309917

  16. Potential applications of the da Vinci minimally invasive surgical robotic system in otolaryngology.

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    McLeod, Ian K; Mair, Eric A; Melder, Patrick C

    2005-08-01

    Anatomic constraints and instrumentation design characteristics have limited the exploitation of endoscopic surgery in otolaryngology. The move toward less invasive and less morbid procedures has paved the way for the development and application of robotic and computer-assisted systems in surgery. Surgical robotics allows for the use of new instrumentation in our field. We review the operative advantages, limitations, and possible surgical applications of the da Vinci Surgical System in otolaryngology. In the laboratory setting, we explored the setup and use of the da Vinci system in porcine and cadaveric head and neck airway models; the setup was configuredfor optimal airway surgery. Endoscopic cautery, manipulation, and suturing of supraglottic tissues were performed in both the porcine and cadaveric models. We found that the da Vinci system provided the advantages of the lower morbidity associated with endoscopic surgery, more freedom of movement, and three-dimensional open surgical viewing. We also observed that the system has several limitations to use in otolaryngology. PMID:16220853

  17. Concept of the aortic aneurysm repair-related surgical stress: a review of the literature

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    Moris, Demetrios N; Kontos, Michalis I; Mantonakis, Eleftherios I; Athanasiou, Antonios K; Spartalis, Eleftherios D; Bakoyiannis, Chris N; Chrousos, George P; Georgopoulos, Sotirios E

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Abdominal aorta aneurysm (AAA) is a serious threat for human life. AAA repair is a high-risk procedure which results in a severe surgical stress response. We aim to give a conceptual description of the underlying pathophysiology of stress after surgical repair of AAA. Methods: The MEDLINE/PubMed database was searched for publications with the medical subject heading “surgical stress” and keywords “abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)”, or “cytokines” or “hormones” or “open repair (OR)” or “endovascular repair (EVAR)”. We restricted our search to English till 2012 and only in cases of abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysms (TAAA). Results: We identified 93 articles that were available in English as abstracts or/and full-text articles that were deemed appropriate for our review. Conclusions: Literature highlights no statistical significance for early acute TNF-α production in EVAR and no TNF-α production in OR. IL-6 and IL-8 levels are higher after OR especially when compared with those of EVAR. IL-10 peak was observed during ischemic phase in aneurysm surgical repair. Cortisol and epinephrine levels are higher in OR patients in comparison to EVAR patients. Finally, the incidence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome was significantly higher in OR than EVAR patients. PMID:25356092

  18. A virtual reality model of the clivus and surgical simulation via transoral or transnasal route

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    Wang, Shou-Sen; Li, Jun-Feng; Zhang, Shang-Ming; Jing, Jun-Jie; Xue, Liang

    2014-01-01

    Background: Neurosurgery in areas with restricted space and complicated anatomy can be greatly aided by the virtual reality (VR) technique. The clivus represents one of such challenging surgical areas, but its VR has not been established. The present study aimed to document a VR model of clival anatomy that may be useful in clival surgery. Methods: High resolution CT angiography and MRI were used. The study included a total of 20 patients who did not have any obvious abnormalities detected in the oral, nasal, and clival areas. The images were fused with a Dextroscope. Results: In the VR model, the key structures such as the clival bone, basilar artery, brainstem, pituitary gland, and paranasal sinuses were clearly observed. The morphology of the clivus and its spatial relationships with the neighboring structures were also illustrated. Visualization of the clival model can be made flexible from various planes, angles, or orientations. In addition, surgical access to the clivus via the transoral route or transnasal route was simulated in detail. Conclusion: The simulation of the VR model offers a straightforward, three-dimensional, interactive understanding of the size and shape of the clivus, and its relationships with the surrounding blood vessels and bones. It also demonstrates simulated operational procedures such as opening the surgical window, measuring the exposure distance and angles, and determining the critical boundaries in relation to key structures such as the brainstem and arteries. Digitalized VR modeling appears to be helpful for understanding the anatomy of the clivus and its surgical approaches. PMID:25419358

  19. Minimally invasive surgical treatment for kidney stone disease.

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    Rodríguez, Dayron; Sacco, Dianne E

    2015-07-01

    Minimally invasive interventions for stone disease in the United States are mainly founded on 3 surgical procedures: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopic lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. With the advancement of technology, treatment has shifted toward less invasive strategies and away from open or laparoscopic surgery. The treatment chosen for a patient with stones is based on the stone and patient characteristics. Each of the minimally invasive techniques uses an imaging source, either fluoroscopy or ultrasound, to localize the stone and an energy source to fragment the stone. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy uses a shock wave energy source generated outside the body to fragment the stone. In contrast, with ureteroscopy, laser energy is placed directly on the stone using a ureteroscope that visualizes the stone. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy requires dilation of a tract through the back into the renal pelvis so that instruments can be inserted directly onto the stone to fragment or pulverize it. The success of the surgical intervention relies on performing the least invasive technique with the highest success of stone removal. PMID:26088070

  20. Surgical Management of Urolithiasis in Patients after Urinary Diversion

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    Zhong, Wen; Yang, Bicheng; He, Fang; Wang, Liang; Swami, Sunil; Zeng, Guohua

    2014-01-01

    Objective To present our experience in surgical management of urolithiasis in patients after urinary diversion. Patients and Methods Twenty patients with urolithiasis after urinary diversion received intervention. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, percutaneous based antegrade ureteroscopy with semi-rigid or flexible ureteroscope, transurethral reservoir lithotripsy, percutaneous pouch lithotripsy and open operation were performed in 8, 3, 2, 6, and 1 patients, respectively. The operative finding and complications were retrospectively collected and analyzed. Results The mean stone size was 4.5±3.1 (range 1.5–11.2) cm. The mean operation time was 82.0±11.5 (range 55–120) min. Eighteen patients were rendered stone free with a clearance of 90%. Complications occurred in 3 patients (15%). Two patients (10%) had postoperative fever greater than 38.5°C, and one patient (5%) suffered urine extravasations from percutaneous tract. Conclusions The percutaneous based procedures, including percutaneous nephrolithotomy, antegrade ureteroscopy with semi-rigid ureteroscope or flexible ureteroscope from percutaneous tract, and percutaneous pouch lithotripsy, provides a direct and safe access to the target stones in patients after urinary diversion, and with high stone free rate and minor complications. The surgical management of urolithiasis in patients after urinary diversion requires comprehensive evaluation and individualized consideration depending upon the urinary diversion type, stone location, stone burden, available resource and surgeon experience. PMID:25360621

  1. Anterior glenohumeral instability: a pathology-based surgical treatment strategy.

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    Streubel, Philipp N; Krych, Aaron J; Simone, Juan P; Dahm, Diane L; Sperling, John W; Steinmann, Scott P; O'Driscoll, Shawn W; Sanchez-Sotelo, Joaquin

    2014-05-01

    The glenohumeral joint is the most frequently dislocated major joint, and most cases involve an anterior dislocation. Young male athletes competing in contact sports are at especially high risk of recurrent instability. Surgical timing and selection of surgical technique continue to be debated. Full characterization of the injury requires an accurate history and physical examination. Diagnostic imaging assists in identifying the underlying anatomic lesions, which range from no discernible lesion to significant bone loss of the glenoid or humeral head and/or capsulolabral stretching or avulsion from the glenoid or humerus. Historically, open Bankart repair has been considered to be the standard method of managing capsulolabral injuries, but comparable results have been achieved with arthroscopic techniques. In the setting of anterior glenoid bone loss >20% of the articular surface, iliac crest bone grafting or coracoid transfer via the Bristow or Latarjet procedures has demonstrated satisfactory outcomes. Favorable results have been reported with bone grafting or remplissage for engaging Hill-Sachs lesions and those that affect >30% of the humeral circumference. PMID:24788444

  2. Medical & Surgical Management of Pelvic Floor Disorders Affecting Defecation

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    Schey, Ron; Cromwell, John; Rao, Satish S.C.

    2014-01-01

    Pelvic floor disorders that affect stool evacuation include structural (example: rectocele) and functional disorders (example: dyssynergic defecation). Meticulous history, digital rectal examination, and physiological tests such as anorectal manometry, colonic transit study, balloon expulsion and imaging studies such as anal ultrasound, defecography, and static and dynamic MRI can facilitate an objective diagnosis and optimal treatment. Management consists of education and counseling regarding bowel function, diet, laxatives, most importantly behavioral and biofeedback therapies, and lastly surgery. Randomized clinical trials have established that biofeedback therapy is effective in treating dyssynergic defecation. Because dyssynergic defecation may co-exist with conditions such as solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS), and rectocele, before considering surgery, biofeedback therapy should be tried and an accurate assessment of the entire pelvis and its function should be performed. Several surgical approaches have been advocated for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders including open, laparoscopic and trans-abdominal approach, stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR), and robotic colon and rectal resections. However, there is lack of well controlled randomized studies and efficacy of these surgical procedures remains to be established. PMID:22907620

  3. [Surgical anatomy of the nose. II].

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    Adant, J P; Bluth, F; Nelissen, X; Fissette, J

    1998-10-01

    Over recent years, an increasing number of papers are published in the international literature about nasal anatomy, probably because of the growing popularity of open rhinoplasty. New concepts and new anatomical entities have been established without any equivalent in the French literature. This paper reviews the most recent concepts of surgical anatomy of the nose and proposes a French terminology for several concepts developed in the international literature (e.g. supratip breakpoint). In this second part, the surgical anatomy of the nasal cavities is analyzed together with a glossary including the main concepts, some of them unpublished in the French literature. PMID:9882890

  4. Inguinal Hernias Represent the Most Frequent Surgical Complication after Kasai in Biliary Atresia Infants

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    Madadi-Sanjani, Omid; Carl, Nathalie; Longerich, Thomas; Petersen, Claus; Andruszkow, Julia H. K.

    2015-01-01

    Biliary atresia (BA) is an orphan medical condition of the newborn, resulting in end-stage liver cirrhosis due to obliterative cholangiopathy of the extrahepatic bile duct. Although Kasai's hepatoportoenterostomy (KPE) is the well-established first-line therapy, little is known about its surgical complications. 153 patients receiving open KPE treated at a single center between 1994 and 2014 were analysed retrospectively regarding short-term complications and survival with the native liver. In brief, 40.5% of patients suffered from 1–3 surgical complications, inguinal hernias (IH) being most prevalent (40.0%). In BA patients, incidence of IH was associated with male gender (p = 0.002), the syndromic form of BA (p = 0.038), and percutaneous drainage for ascites (p = 0.002). No association was found with prematurity (p = 0.074) or birth weight (p = 0.912) in our study. In conclusion, IH frequently develops after open KPE of BA patients, but this complication does not negatively affect the patient's outcome. Nevertheless, inspection of the internal inguinal ring and prophylactic closure of inapparent hernias should be discussed in order to prevent secondary surgical procedures. PMID:26240820

  5. Cochlear implant simulator for surgical technique analysis

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    Turok, Rebecca L.; Labadie, Robert F.; Wanna, George B.; Dawant, Benoit M.; Noble, Jack H.

    2014-03-01

    Cochlear Implant (CI) surgery is a procedure in which an electrode array is inserted into the cochlea. The electrode array is used to stimulate auditory nerve fibers and restore hearing for people with severe to profound hearing loss. The primary goals when placing the electrode array are to fully insert the array into the cochlea while minimizing trauma to the cochlea. Studying the relationship between surgical outcome and various surgical techniques has been difficult since trauma and electrode placement are generally unknown without histology. Our group has created a CI placement simulator that combines an interactive 3D visualization environment with a haptic-feedback-enabled controller. Surgical techniques and patient anatomy can be varied between simulations so that outcomes can be studied under varied conditions. With this system, we envision that through numerous trials we will be able to statistically analyze how outcomes relate to surgical techniques. As a first test of this system, in this work, we have designed an experiment in which we compare the spatial distribution of forces imparted to the cochlea in the array insertion procedure when using two different but commonly used surgical techniques for cochlear access, called round window and cochleostomy access. Our results suggest that CIs implanted using round window access may cause less trauma to deeper intracochlear structures than cochleostomy techniques. This result is of interest because it challenges traditional thinking in the otological community but might offer an explanation for recent anecdotal evidence that suggests that round window access techniques lead to better outcomes.

  6. Surgical treatment of hepatoblastoma.

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    Meyers, Rebecka L; Czauderna, Piotr; Otte, Jean-Bernard

    2012-11-01

    Surgical resection remains the cornerstone of cure in hepatoblastoma (HB). Meticulous review of contrast enhanced CT/MR imaging facilitates PRETEXT and POST-TEXT grouping to determine optimal timing and desired extent of liver resection. Excellent knowledge of liver anatomy is essential and the dissection must ensure protection of the vascular inflow and outflow to the remaining liver at all times. Referral to a liver specialty center in advanced cases may facilitate resectability. Potential surgical complications include bleeding, vascular injury, cardiac arrest, liver failure, and bile leak. The risk of complications can be minimized with preoperative planning, appropriate referral, and precise surgical technique. PMID:22887704

  7. Surgical treatment of radiation enteritis

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    Cross, M.J.; Frazee, R.C. )

    1992-02-01

    Radiation enteritis is a progressive, disease process that causes intestinal fibrosis and obliterative endarteritis, which results in significant morbidity and mortality. The authors' clinical experience involving 20 patients over a 22-year period from 1967 through 1989 who underwent various surgical procedures to alleviate chronic symptoms secondary to radiation enteritis is described. Eight men and 12 women with a mean age of 52 years (24 to 81 years) underwent a total of 27 procedures for complications of radiation enteritis. Radiation therapy was delivered for treatment of gynecologic malignancies (55%), colorectal cancer (20%), prostate malignancies (10%), and others (15%). The mean average dose of radiation delivered was 5,514 rads with a range of 2,613 to 7,000 rads. The interval from radiation treatment to time of surgery averaged 9 years. Operative procedures consisted of 12 resection and primary anastomosis procedures and 15 resections with stoma creation. Formation of a stoma was used in patients with more severe disease. The 30-day operative mortality was 0% and morbidity was 55%. There were no anastomotic leaks or intra-abdominal abscesses. The authors conclude that resection and primary anastomosis can safely be performed in selected patients but that judicious use of stoma formation can avoid major mortality and morbidity associated with surgery in this setting.

  8. The Surgical Approach to Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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    Nixon, Iain

    2015-01-01

    The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing rapidly. A large percentage of new cases identified fall into a low-risk category. As the incidence has increased, clinical experience has confirmed that the majority of patients will have excellent outcomes and that those at risk of doing badly can be reliably identified. Treatment for thyroid cancer is predominantly surgical. The decision about how aggressively this disease should be managed has remained controversial due to the excellent outcomes irrespective of the nature of surgical procedure chosen. This article reviews the developments in our understanding of the biology of thyroid cancer and the evidence that supports the approach to management. PMID:26918146

  9. Anastomosis: a craft workshop for surgical trainees.

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    Allen, P I

    1990-12-01

    Surgery is a very personal exercise and no two surgeons use an identical technique. Traditionally, operative expertise has been acquired through a system of apprenticeships. Pettigrew has shown that operative performance is the main factor in determining postoperative complications and therefore the length of hospital stay, and surgical journals have recently returned to technique as a topic of debate. Certain skills, such as knot tying, can be learned and tested outside the operating theatre, and this has been extended to craft workshops dealing with more complex procedures, including fracture fixation. This article describes an anastomosis workshop held in New Zealand recently for general surgical trainees. PMID:2268209

  10. Update on Schlemm's Canal Based Procedures

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    Mansouri, Kaweh; Shaarawy, Tarek

    2015-01-01

    Surgical options for glaucoma have expanded in recent years. This article provides an evidence-base