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  1. Management of Facial Telangiectasias with Hand Cautery

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    E. Liapakis, Ioannis; Englander, Miriam; Sinani, Roven; I. Paschalis, Eleftherios

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND Facial telangiectasias are superficial cutaneous vessels that can result in noticeable aesthetical imperfections. This study presents a technique for the removal of facial telangiectasias using hand cautery. METHODS Twenty-five patients with facial telangiectasias were treated using hand cautery (Medicell Inc, Athens, Greece) during 2009-2013. Photo documentation was performed for each patient before and immediately after treatment. Treatment was performed by cauterization at 800°C...

  2. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FISTULECTOMY BY CORING TECHNIQUE IN FISTULA IN ANO, USING RADIOFREQUENCY CAUTERY AND MONOPOLAR CAUTERY

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    Madhura M

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Fistula in ano is common condition in perineal region. Anorectal fistulas are divided into four distinct types according to the Parks’ classification: intersphincteric, transsphincteric, suprasphincteric, and extrasphincteric.1 The ultimate goal of fistula surgery is to eradicate it without disturbing or disturbing minimally the anal sphincter mechanism. The radiofrequency scalpel is an innovative instrument, which allows cutting and coagulating tissues in an atraumatic manner and which facilitates in accelerating and improving the surgical procedure conversely to the electric scalpel.2 This prospective study which will be conducted in a single centre and in this study we are comparing use of monopolar cautery and radiofrequency cautery units for the patients with fistula in ano operated during the period of February 2012 to February 2015. All fistulas will be treated by fistulectomy using coring technique. Results will be analyzed on following points like intraoperative bleeding, clearance of visual field, intra- and post-operative odema, and time required for every procedure, recurrence. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDY 1. To compare intraoperative bleeding during surgery using both the units (cautery/RF cautery during surgery. 2. To assess clearance of field of vision intraoperatively. 3. To see for intraoperative and post-operative edema. 4. To assess time required for the procedure. 5. Final results in terms of recurrence. CONCLUSION Radiofrequency ablation is better method for fistulectomy compared to monopolar cautery in terms of intraoperative blood loss, post-operative pain, oedema, and healing period. But if procedure is better taken care of recurrence is avoidable. Operative time required for monopolar cautery exceeds radiofrequency cautery.

  3. Irrigation-coupled bipolar cautery unit: A practical, economical, and simple version

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    Sharma Shekhar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Hemostasis is a fundamental principle of surgery for which electrocoagulation is universally used. Bipolar electrocautery has an advantage over monopolar electrocautery in terms of the precision of the extent of tissue coagulation and the lateral extent of thermal tissue injury. However, secondary to the thermal changes induced in the tissue due to electric current passage, there is charring of tissue, which adheres to the cautery tip. This, not only decreases its effectiveness, but also, by getting avulsed while removing the cautery tip from the surgical field, causes rebleeding and more trauma to the tissue. Irrigation of the surgical field during application of cautery reduces the charring effect, thereby improving the efficiency and efficacy. Irrigation-coupled electrocautery devices are available but are costly to acquire and maintain. We describe a simple and reliable version of an irrigation-coupled cautery device, which is of immense functional utility in our experience. It decreases the amount of charring of the tissue and its adherence to the bipolar forceps tips, thereby decreasing the frustrating loss of effectiveness and also increases the life of the bipolar forceps as cleaning needs to be less frequent. By virtue of its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, it can be used in almost all hospitals and situations.

  4. The effects of firocoxib on cautery disbudding pain and stress responses in preweaned dairy calves.

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    Stock, M L; Millman, S T; Barth, L A; Van Engen, N K; Hsu, W H; Wang, C; Gehring, R; Parsons, R L; Coetzee, J F

    2015-09-01

    Perioperative analgesic effects of oral firocoxib following cautery disbudding were investigated in preweaned calves. Twenty Holstein calves approximately 4 to 6wk old received a single oral dose of firocoxib, a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory, at 0.5mg/kg (n=10) or placebo (n=10) in a randomized controlled clinical trial. Responses, including ocular temperature determined by infrared thermography, pressure algometry measuring mechanical nociception threshold, and heart rate, were evaluated at 2, 4, 7, 8, and 24h after cornual nerve block and cautery disbudding. Blood samples were collected over 96h and analyzed for plasma cortisol and substance P concentrations by RIA. Additionally, ex vivo prostaglandin E2 concentrations were determined over a 72-h study period using an enzyme immunoassay. Data were analyzed using a linear mixed effects model with repeated measures. An inhibition of ex vivo prostaglandin E2 synthesis was observed from 12 to 48h following disbudding in calves treated with firocoxib. Cautery disbudding was associated with an increased nociception for the duration of sampling (24h). During the initial 24-h period following disbudding, no difference in response between treatment groups was noted. Following 24h, mean cortisol concentrations diverged between the 2 study groups with placebo-treated calves having increased cortisol concentrations at approximately 48h after disbudding. Furthermore, the overall integrated cortisol response as calculated as area under the effect curve tended to be reduced in firocoxib-treated calves. The prolonged effects of cautery dehorning require further investigation. Moreover, the effect of firocoxib on cortisol reduction observed in this study requires additional exploration. PMID:26142860

  5. Medical cautery units as a permanent and non-invasive method of marking lizards

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    Anna Ekner

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The identification of previously captured individuals is essential for a wide variety of ecological and behavioural studies. A lot of different methods are used for marking lizards, however they have many drawbacks. In presented study we used heat-branding method, using pen-like medical cautery units, previously employed to successfully mark other lizard species and snakes. The technique is permanent, readable and harmless for lizards, as well quick and easy. In 2009 we marked 111 individuals of sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Next year we caught 88 lizards, 17 of them were re-captured. Among these re-captured lizards, five were caught after 26.8 (± 16.3 days (means in the same year and 12 after 308.8 (± 64.3 days (means in the next year. Recaptured individuals were still unambiguously recognisable.

  6. Role of radiofrequency cautery in laryngomalacia: a study in 12 patients.

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    Srivastava, Rakesh

    2010-10-01

    Laryngomalacia is the most common condition causing inspiratory stridor at or shortly after birth accounting for approximately 60% of cases. Inspiratory stridor typically occurs after few days or week and is initially mild, but over a period of 6-9 months it gets more pronounced. Spontaneous improvement usually occurs over a period of 18 months to 2 years. Although majority of cases of laryngomalacia have benign course without any long-term sequel. Typically symptoms are worse during sleep and supine position while the same improves in prone position. There are 12 cases in the present study with the average age of the baby was 4.74 months (142 days). Male to female ratio of 1:1. Those babies with life-threatening apnea, significant cyanotic (blue) spells, failure to thrive with feeding difficulty, significant chest wall and neck retractions with breathing and requires oxygen to breathe were included in the study. One patient presented with tracheostomy tube in place. Two babies were preterm. These preterm babies were initially kept on ventilator before the final diagnosis was made. The findings were different in all the cases. The common findings are cyclical collapse of supraglottic larynx with inspiration, short aryepiglottic folds, indrawing of cuneiform and corniculate cartilages forward over the laryngeal inlet resulting in prolapse during inspiration. The surgical procedures in laryngomalacia babies were combined according to the type of laryngomalacia. The procedures performed were supraglottoplasty (Unilateral/Bilateral), epiglottoplasty, aryepiglottoplasty, aryepiglottic fold division, epiglottopexy. The procedures were performed by radiofrequency cautery under general anesthesia. The average hospital stay in nine patients was less then 36 h and more then 7 days in remaining three patients. In tracheostomized patient second surgical procedure was done as after the first procedure failed to decannulate the child. The postoperative period was

  7. No thermal tool using methods in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy: no cautery, no drill, no illuminator, no more tears.

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    Kim, Sun-Young; Paik, Ji-Sun; Jung, Su-Kyung; Cho, Won-Kyung; Yang, Suk-Woo

    2013-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome of the endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) without thermal tools such as cautery, drill and illuminator. The study is a retrospective analysis of patients in a tertiary care unit for oculoplastic surgery. The participants enrolled into the study are a retrospective series of 127 consecutive endonasal DCRs performed between January 2008 and March 2011. The surgical procedure in this conventional endoscopic transnasal DCR involved a manual osteotomy of the frontal process of the maxilla and removal of the lacrimal bone by punch without illuminator, cauterization and drill. We evaluated the result of the manual Endo-DCR technique without cauterization or drilling-assisted technique. Data of 127 eyes were reviewed. Full success was achieved in 90.5 % (115/127) of manual Endo-DCR technique with an average follow-up period of 6 months. Our study appears to show favorable results compared to other previously published outcomes including Endo-DCR surgery with thermal equipments. No thermal tool methods in endonasal DCR can achieve a good surgical success rate. Therefore, the newest tools, cauterization, drilling or illumination, are generally not necessary for endoscopic dacrycystorhinostomy.

  8. “Hook and Roll Technique” Using an Articulating Hook Cautery to Provide a Critical View during Single-incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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    Kin,Hitoshi

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available We describe a new simple and easy technique called the "Hook and roll technique" (HRT that uses an articulating hook cautery to provide a critical view during single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC. A 2-cm incision is made at the umbilicus to insert three 5-mm trocars or a multichannel port. After dissection of the serosa of the dorsal and ventral sides of the gall bladder, including Calot's triangle, the angled tip of the hook cautery is inserted between the cystic artery and duct with its tip placed dorsally. The tip is then rotated in a clockwise manner to avoid bile duct injury, allowing the connective tissue between them to be hooked, coagulated and cut. This procedure is repeated several times, followed by dissection between the cystic artery and the liver bed to achieve a critical view. From December 2008 to May 2011, 121 patients underwent SILC using HRT in our hospital without any serious complications. This technique is suitable for SILC, as it is consists of simple procedures that can be performed safely and easily, even by left hand in a cross-over approach, and it allows complete dissection of Calot's triangle to achieve a critical view without using any dissector under dangerous in-line viewing.

  9. Role of Radiofrequency Cautery in Laryngomalacia: a Study in 12 Patients

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    Srivastava, Rakesh

    2010-01-01

    Laryngomalacia is the most common condition causing inspiratory stridor at or shortly after birth accounting for approximately 60% of cases. Inspiratory stridor typically occurs after few days or week and is initially mild, but over a period of 6–9 months it gets more pronounced. Spontaneous improvement usually occurs over a period of 18 months to 2 years. Although majority of cases of laryngomalacia have benign course without any long-term sequel. Typically symptoms are worse during sleep an...

  10. 鼠角膜碱烧伤后血管内皮细胞生长因子在其角膜中的表达及意义%Expression and significance of vascular endothelial growth factor in rat cornea after cautery with alkali

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    邱培瑾; 姚克; 朱丽君; 周彩云; 程坚

    2002-01-01

    目的探讨角膜碱烧伤后血管内皮细胞生长因子(vascular endothelial growth factor, VEGF)在鼠角膜中的表达及意义.方法采用1 mol/L 氢氧化钠溶液烧伤Sprayue-Dawley(SD)大鼠角膜,建立炎症性角膜新生血管动物模型;用免疫印迹分析SD大鼠角膜烧伤后不同时间段VEGF蛋白在角膜中的表达量;免疫组织化学染色方法检测SD大鼠角膜烧伤后VEGF蛋白在角膜各层中的分布.结果正常SD大鼠角膜中未检出VEGF蛋白;伤后6 h,鼠角膜中可检测出VEGF蛋白;伤后96 h时,角膜中VEGF蛋白达高峰;伤后168 h VEGF蛋白表达量下降;伤后SD大鼠角膜基质层,尤其是毗邻于烧灼区的浅基质层中有大量炎性细胞浸润,浸润的炎性细胞和新生血管内皮细胞均有VEGF蛋白表达.结论炎性细胞分泌的VEGF蛋白参与了炎症性角膜新生血管增殖的调控,对新生血管的生长有诱导和维持作用.

  11. 大鼠角膜碱烧伤后碱性成纤维细胞生长因子在角膜中的表达及意义%Expression and significance of basic fibroblast growth factor in rat cornea after cautery with alkali

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    邱培瑾; 姚克; 朱丽君; 周彩云; 裘世杰

    2002-01-01

    目的探讨大鼠角膜碱烧伤后成纤维细胞生长因子(bFGF)在角膜中的表达和意义.方法采用碱烧伤大鼠角膜建立角膜炎症性新生血管动物模型;免疫印迹法检测大鼠角膜碱烧伤后不同时间段bFGF在角膜中的表达;免疫组织化学方法检测大鼠角膜碱烧伤后bFGF在角膜不同组织层次的表达.结果免疫印迹法检测显示:去除上皮后的正常大鼠角膜无bFGF表达;碱烧伤后96h,大鼠角膜可检测出bFGF表达,随着时间进展,bFGF蛋白表达量逐渐增加.免疫组化结果:正常大鼠角膜上皮层表达bFGF;碱烧伤后角膜上皮层bFGF着染程度逐渐增强,在碱烧伤后48h以前,基质层浸润的炎症细胞无bFGF着染,96h以后,浸润的炎症细胞和新生血管内皮细胞均呈bFGF阳性.结论bFGF未参与碱烧伤后角膜新生血管增殖的早期诱导,对角膜炎症性新生血管的增殖仅起到后续支持作用.

  12. In vivo experiments of a surgical robot with vision field control for Single Port Endoscopic Surgery.

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    Sekiguchi, Yuta; Kobayashi, Yo; Watanabe, Hiroki; Tomono, Yu; Noguchi, Takehiko; Takahashi, Yu; Toyoda, Kazutaka; Uemura, Munenori; Ieiri, Satoshi; Ohdaira, Takeshi; Tomikawa, Morimasa; Hashizume, Makoto; Fujie, Masakatsu G

    2011-01-01

    Recently, robotics systems are focused to assist in Single Port Endoscopic Surgery (SPS). However, the existing system required a manual operation of vision and viewpoint, hindering the surgical task. We proposed a surgical endoscopic robot for SPS with dynamic vision control, the endoscopic view being manipulated by a master controller. The prototype robot consists of a manipulator for vision control, and dual tool tissue manipulators (gripping: 5DOFs, cautery: 3DOFs) can be attached at the tip of sheath manipulator. In particular, this paper focuses on an in vivo experiment. We showed that vision control in the stomach and a cautery task by a cautery tool could be effectively achieved.

  13. Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

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    Full Text Available ... see we've used the cautery to achieve access to the sternum. On the left hand side ... wound, which allows us to get more ready access to the aorta and the aortic valve. The ...

  14. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... everything is magnified. But, each of those power sources do create a little bit of smoke. To ... not a flammable mix with the cautery power sources. Not good if you explode the patient on ...

  15. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... and then the scissors also have monopolar cautery capacity. So in each hand we have the ability ... the robot. But again, if she has bad pulmonary function or maybe horrendous surgical history with adhesions, ...

  16. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... and then the scissors also have monopolar cautery capacity. So in each hand we have the ability ... major centers who have been doing a large volume of cases that they can get equivalent or ...

  17. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... these spaces, which I'll describe as we work in them. Using bipolar cautery here, and then ... develop a program, we go to training, we work on models, we work on animate models, we ...

  18. Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site (LESS) Procedure

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    Full Text Available ... natural umbilical defect that everybody has. And we work a little bit here to do this because ... the cylinder such that the operating surgeon alone works there. Handheld cautery, please. Who's a good candidate ...

  19. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... cases, I think in large part because the nature of the cautery and the scissors. We're ... think that gives a more secure closure, better healing. I'll have you just hold that, please, ...

  20. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... as scissors as well. They are actually more efficient scissors if we activate the monopolar cautery, but ... vessels, so on and so forth. It’s more efficient than cutting. You can cut just normal scissors, ...

  1. Cesarean Section Birth

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    Full Text Available ... we basically just go down through the various levels. Sometimes we use the cautery to help with ... help. The nurse practitioner has even a higher level of education and experience helping patients who need ...

  2. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... appear magnified inside the patient and with the instrumentation, and that’s all pretty much eliminated with the ... oxygen, that’s potentially flammable, and we’re using instrumentation inside the patient with cautery, and so that ...

  3. Expanding Patient Options: Minilaparotomy for Hysterectomy

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    Full Text Available ... cautery. If you’re expecting it to look black when you seal it, it won’t look black. It looks whitish, and you can see above ... t have clamps hanging off the uterus every time we use the LigaSure. We’re using it ...

  4. Pancreatic Necrosectomy Through a Novel Double-flange Lumen-apposing Covered Metal Stent (Video

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    Andres Sanchez-Yague

    2014-12-01

    A double flange lumen apposing FC-SEMS used as a port for necrosectomy significantly improves management of walled-off pancreatic necrosis. Placement of this stents should be considered when multiple necrosectomy sessions are anticipated. Procedure time can be significantly decreased using a catheter that combines a cautery tip and stent delivery system.

  5. Open hepatic parenchymal transection using ultrasonic dissection and bipolar coagulation

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    Lesurtel, Mickael; Belghiti, Jacques

    2008-01-01

    Liver transection is the most challenging part of liver resection due to the risk of massive blood loss which is associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality, as well as reduced long-term survival after resection of malignancies. Among the devices used for open parenchyma transection, ultrasonic dissection with bipolar cautery forceps is one of the most widely used technique worldwide. We identified four retrospective comparative studies and three randomized controlled tria...

  6. Retinal detachment surgery with silicone oil injection in transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy Cirurgia de descolamento de retina com injeção de óleo de silicone no sistema de vitrectomia transconjuntival sem sutura de 23-gauge

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    Rubens Camargo Siqueira; Aline Degasperi Cote Gil; Rodrigo Jorge

    2007-01-01

    PURPOSE: To report a surgical technique for retinal detachment surgery using transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy with silicone oil injection. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with retinal detachment underwent vitreoretinal surgery using a transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy system. At the end of the procedure silicone oil was injected into all eyes through a microcannula. After removing the microcannula, a bipolar cautery was used in the conjunctiva over the wound to pre...

  7. 健康権と健康保険法第44条の2

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    井上, 英夫

    1997-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to consider the legality of decision for medical treatment expenses under Health Insurance Law. The following issues are discussed: The right to health and Connstitution of Japan; The right to health and Medical Social Security Law; History and concept of Health Insurance Law; Health Insurance Law and the right to self-determination and freedom of medical treatment selection; Care of acupuncture and moxa cautery and medical teratment expenses under Health Insuranc...

  8. Cutaneous alternariosis in a cardiac transplant recipient.

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    Gilmour, T K; Rytina, E; O'Connell, P B; Sterling, J C

    2001-02-01

    A 55-year-old male cardiac transplant recipient presented with cutaneous nodules on the limbs caused by Alternaria alternata. Oral fluconazole 200 mg daily for 3 weeks was ineffective. Itraconazole 100 mg oral daily was ceased when hyperglycaemia developed. Individual lesions were successfully treated with either curettage and cautery or double freeze-thaw cryotherapy. Alternaria spp. are ubiquitous fungal saprophytes which may cause cutaneous infections particularly in immunocompromised patients. PMID:11233722

  9. Percutaneous Holmium Laser Fulguration of Calyceal Diverticula

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    Amjad Alwaal; Azhar, Raed A.; Sero Andonian

    2012-01-01

    Introduction. Calyceal diverticular stones are uncommon findings that represent a challenge in their treatment, due to the technical difficulty in accessing the diverticulum, and the high risk of their recurrence. Current percutaneous technique for calyceal diverticular stones involves establishing a renal access, clearing the stone, and fulguration of the diverticular lining with a roller-ball cautery electrode using hypotonic irrigation solution such as sterile water or glycine solution whi...

  10. Palmar skin blood flow and temperature responses throughout endoscopic sympathectomy.

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    Crandall, Craig G; Meyer, Dan M; Davis, Scott L; Dellaria, Suzanne M

    2005-01-01

    Thoracic surgical sympathectomy is often performed to treat primary palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis. An increase in palmar skin temperature is frequently used to identify the success of the procedure. Because changes in palmar skin temperature occur secondary to changes in skin blood flow, the objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that monitoring palmar skin blood flow would provide greater temporal resolution relative to monitoring palmar skin temperature. In 11 patients with palmar and/or axillary hyperhidrosis, we measured palmar skin temperature and blood flow (via laser Doppler flowmetry) throughout the sympathectomy procedure. Five minutes after the initial cautery, skin blood flow increased from 48 +/- 7 perfusion units to 121 +/- 17 perfusion units (P 0.05). The time required to reach peak skin blood flow (22 +/- 3 min) was significantly less than the time required to reach peak skin temperature (34 +/- 0.3 min; P <0.001). Finally at 5, 10, and 15 min after the initial cautery, skin blood flow increased to a larger percentage of the total increase in skin blood flow relative skin temperature (all P <0.006). These data suggest that monitoring skin blood flow provides greater temporal resolution when compared with monitoring skin temperature during thoracic sympathectomy. However, the initial cautery of the parietal pleura over the ganglion may result in increases in skin blood flow before physical disruption of the ganglion. This occurrence may limit the utility of skin blood-flow measurements in identifying the success of the procedure. PMID:15616091

  11. Do we need to establish guidelines for patients with neuromodulation implantable devices, including spinal cord stimulators undergoing nonspinal surgeries?

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    Ramsis F Ghaly

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Spinal cord stimulation is currently approved to treat chronic intractable pain of the trunk and limbs. However, such implantable electronic devices are vulnerable to external electrical currents and magnetic fields. Within the hospitals and modern operating rooms (ORs, there is an abundance of electrical devices and other types of equipment that could interfere with such devices. Despite the increasing number of patients with neuromodulation implantable devices, there are no written guidelines available or consensus of cautions for such patients undergoing unrelated surgery. Case Descriptions: A 60-year-old female with a permanent St. Jude′s spinal cord stimulator (SCS presented for open total abdominal hysterectomy. Both the anesthesia and gynecology staffs were aware of the device presence, but were unaware of any precautions regarding intraoperative management. The device was found to be nonmagnetic resonance imaging compatible, and bipolar cautery was used instead of monopolar cautery. A 59-year-old female with a 9-year-old permanent Medtronic SCS, presented for right total hip arthroplasty. The device was switched off prior to entering the OR, bipolar cautery was used, and grounding pads were placed away from her battery site. In each case, the manufacturer′s representative was contacted preoperative. Both surgeries proceeded uneventfully. Conclusions: The Food and Drug Administration safety information manual warns about the use of diathermy, concomitant implanted stimulation devices, lithotripsy, external defibrillation, radiation therapy, ultrasonic scanning, and high-output ultrasound, all of which can lead to permanent implant damage if not turned off prior to undertaking procedures. Lack of uniform guidelines makes intraoperative management, as well as remote anesthesia care of patients with previously implanted SCSs unsafe.

  12. Endoscopic resection of large colonic lipomas assisted by a prototype single-use endoloop device

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    Ahmad Khosravi Khorashad

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Colonic lipomas are benign adipose tumors that do not usually cause symptoms. Giant colonic lipoma (GCL is an uncommon finding at endoscopy which may lead to iron deficiency anemia (IDA with or without macroscopic ulceration. The choice of therapeutic procedure to treat symptomatic GCLs has been controversial. A case of GCL presented with occult bleeding and IDA is reported in this article. IDA resolved following the successful removal of the GCL by a combination of endoloop ligation and snare cautery technique.

  13. Open hepatic parenchymal transection using ultrasonic dissection and bipolar coagulation.

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    Lesurtel, Mickael; Belghiti, Jacques

    2008-01-01

    Liver transection is the most challenging part of liver resection due to the risk of massive blood loss which is associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality, as well as reduced long-term survival after resection of malignancies. Among the devices used for open parenchyma transection, ultrasonic dissection with bipolar cautery forceps is one of the most widely used technique worldwide. We identified four retrospective comparative studies and three randomized controlled trials dealing with the efficacy of ultrasonic dissector (UD) compared with other techniques including the historical clamp crushing technique. UD is associated with similar blood loss and slower resection time compared with water-jet or clamp crushing technique. However, it seems to be more precise in dissecting vessels. Its use does not impact on morbidity and hospital stay compared with other techniques. From an economic point of view, UD is the most expensive technique and may be a disadvantage for low centre volume. UD with bipolar cautery is one of the safest and the most efficient device for liver transection, even if its superiority over the clamp crushing technique has not been well established. It is considered as a standard technique for liver transection. PMID:18773097

  14. Review article: current therapeutic options for radiation proctopathy.

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    Hong, J J; Park, W; Ehrenpreis, E D

    2001-09-01

    Radiation proctopathy is a common unfortunate complication following radiation therapy of pelvic malignancies. Symptoms of chronic radiation proctopathy include haematochezia, urgency, constipation, tenesmus, diarrhoea and rectal pain. Currently, a wide variety of pharmacological options, endoscopic cautery techniques and surgical procedures have been proposed for the treatment of chronic radiation proctopathy. Although these have been proposed primarily as treatment for rectal bleeding, the control of other symptoms has been noted with some of these agents. Pharmacological options include 5-aminosalicylic acid preparations, coticosteroid enemas, sucralfate (oral, enemas), formalin, short chain fatty acid enemas, oestrogen/progesterone, hyperbaric oxygen, antioxidants, sodium pentosan polysulphate and misoprostol rectal suppositories. Of these, sucralfate and formalin therapy appear to be effective for bleeding control. Misoprostol rectal suppositories and oral sucralfate may be useful in the prevention of acute and chronic symptoms of radiation proctopathy. Endoscopic cautery techniques have included the use of Nd:YAG laser and argon laser for coagulation of bleeding neovascular telangiectasias. Argon plasma coagulation offers a safe non-contact method of delivering haemostasis which has proven to be particularly useful in targeting difficult to reach lesions tangentially. Surgery is generally reserved for severe refractory cases involving ongoing haemorrhage, obstruction, stricture formation, fistulas and perforation. Given that formal randomized placebo-controlled studies are lacking for most treatments, the management of these patients is often challenging and unclear. Hence, there is a need for more research and education on radiation proctopathy. PMID:11552895

  15. In vivo demonstration of surgical task assistance using miniature robots.

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    Hawks, Jeff A; Kunowski, Jacob; Platt, Stephen R

    2012-10-01

    Laparoscopy is beneficial to patients as measured by less painful recovery and an earlier return to functional health compared to conventional open surgery. However, laparoscopy requires the manipulation of long, slender tools from outside the patient's body. As a result, laparoscopy generally benefits only patients undergoing relatively simple procedures. An innovative approach to laparoscopy uses miniature in vivo robots that fit entirely inside the abdominal cavity. Our previous work demonstrated that a mobile, wireless robot platform can be successfully operated inside the abdominal cavity with different payloads (biopsy, camera, and physiological sensors). We hope that these robots are a step toward reducing the invasiveness of laparoscopy. The current study presents design details and results of laboratory and in vivo demonstrations of several new payload designs (clamping, cautery, and liquid delivery). Laboratory and in vivo cooperation demonstrations between multiple robots are also presented. PMID:22893373

  16. Rapid Treatment of Rhinophyma with Powered Microdebrider

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    C. Faris

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe here our experience in using sinus microdebrider to rapidly debulk and sculpt the tissues in cases of rhinophyma correction. We utilized the use of the 4 mm M4 Rotatable Cutting Straight Sinus Blade on a straight Straightshot M4 Microdebrider by Medtronic at 800 rpm oscillation which is normally utilised in our sinus surgery practice. The microdebrider is straightforward to use and is already stocked in most ENT departments. It requires no additional training or cost outlay for departments that perform endoscopic sinus surgery with microdebrider. In our experience it affords the surgeon the ability to rapidly and accurately sculpt the nose to an excellent aesthetic result. We feel it is a more precise tool than cold steel or Bovie cautery, quicker than CO2 laser techniques, and avoids the aerosol of dermabrasion. No complications occurred in our series, and all patients rated their cosmetic outcome as good to excellent.

  17. CROUZON’S SYNDROME WITH ADENOTONSILLITIS: CONVENTIONAL SURGERY IN ALTERED ANATOMY.

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    Sudhir M Naik

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Background/Objectives: Crouzon’s syndrome is characterized by premature closure of the cranial sutures, midface hypoplasia, orbital deformities & other associated abnormalities.Children with Crouzon syndrome frequently have obstructive sleep apnea due to the underdevelopment of the midface.Case report: A 12 year old boy of Crouzon’s syndrome with chronic adeno-tonsillitis was managed by adeno-tonsillectomy under general anaesthesia by scalpel cautery method. The boyresponded well to surgery & the mild sleep disorder disappeared within a week uveventfully.Conclusion: Sleep disorders in this condition can be treated by improving the airway by selective procedures like midface advancement, mandibular expansion , adeno-tonsillectomy,uvulo-palatopharyngoplasty, anterior tongue reduction & endoscopic tracheal granuloma excision.

  18. Endoscopic management of diverticular bleeding.

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    Rustagi, Tarun; McCarty, Thomas R

    2014-01-01

    Diverticular hemorrhage is the most common reason for lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) with substantial cost of hospitalization and a median length of hospital stay of 3 days. Bleeding usually is self-limited in 70-80% of cases but early rebleeding is not an uncommon problem that can be reduced with proper endoscopic therapies. Colonoscopy is recommended as first-line diagnostic and therapeutic approach. In the vast majority of patients diverticular hemorrhage can be readily managed by interventional endotherapy including injection, heat cautery, clip placement, and ligation to achieve endoscopic hemostasis. This review will serve to highlight the various interventions available to endoscopists with specific emphasis on superior modalities in the endoscopic management of diverticular bleeding.

  19. Endoscopic Management of Diverticular Bleeding

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    Tarun Rustagi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Diverticular hemorrhage is the most common reason for lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB with substantial cost of hospitalization and a median length of hospital stay of 3 days. Bleeding usually is self-limited in 70–80% of cases but early rebleeding is not an uncommon problem that can be reduced with proper endoscopic therapies. Colonoscopy is recommended as first-line diagnostic and therapeutic approach. In the vast majority of patients diverticular hemorrhage can be readily managed by interventional endotherapy including injection, heat cautery, clip placement, and ligation to achieve endoscopic hemostasis. This review will serve to highlight the various interventions available to endoscopists with specific emphasis on superior modalities in the endoscopic management of diverticular bleeding.

  20. The evolving breast reconstruction

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    Thomsen, Jørn Bo; Gunnarsson, Gudjon Leifur

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this editorial is to give an update on the use of the propeller thoracodorsal artery perforator flap (TAP/TDAP-flap) within the field of breast reconstruction. The TAP-flap can be dissected by a combined use of a monopolar cautery and a scalpel. Microsurgical instruments are generally...... not needed. The propeller TAP-flap can be designed in different ways, three of these have been published: (I) an oblique upwards design; (II) a horizontal design; (III) an oblique downward design. The latissimus dorsi-flap is a good and reliable option for breast reconstruction, but has been criticized...... for oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery and will certainly become an invaluable addition to breast reconstructive methods....

  1. Subcutaneous intralesional Ksharodaka injection: A novel treatment for the management of Warts: A case series

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    Manohar S Gundeti

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Warts are generally managed using cryosurgery, keratolytic ointments, curettage and electrodessication. Warts, vis-a-vis Charmakila, in Ayurvedic classical texts are classified into different types depending on the dominance of dosha. Ayurveda prescribes oral medications, topical use of Kshara (alkaline ash of herbs, Agni (thermal cautery and Shastrakarma (surgery for removal of Charmakila. Use of topical Kshara in the form of powder, aqueous solution i.e. Ksharodaka and Ksharasutra (thread smeared with Kshara for warts has been reported. However, these methods necessitate multiple sittings and takea longer duration for removal of the warts. Herewith, we report a case series of different types of warts treated with intralesional infiltration of Apamarga Ksharodaka (AK, i.e. aqueous solution of Apamarga (Achyranthes aspera Kshara. We observed that all these warts took a minimum of 2-6 days to shed off, leaving minor scars. There were no adverse reactions reported in any of these cases.

  2. Perioperative Management of Multiple Noncardiac Implantable Electronic Devices.

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    Ramos, Juan A; Brull, Sorin J

    2015-12-01

    The number of patients with noncardiac implantable electronic devices is increasing, and the absence of perioperative management standards, guidelines, practice parameters, or expert consensus statements presents clinical challenges. A 69-year-old woman presented for latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction. The patient had previously undergone implantation of a spinal cord stimulator, a gastric pacemaker, a sacral nerve stimulator, and an intrathecal morphine pump. After consultation with device manufacturers, the devices with patient programmability were switched off. Bipolar cautery was used intraoperatively. Postoperatively, all devices were interrogated to ensure appropriate functioning before home discharge. Perioperative goals include complete preoperative radiologic documentation of device component location, minimizing electromagnetic interference, and avoiding mechanical damage to implanted device components. PMID:26588030

  3. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in rats Nefrectomia parcial laparoscópica em ratos

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    Fernando Meyer

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To establish an experimental model of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN in rats and to analyze morphological alterations in the renal parenchyma utilizing an electric cautery and harmonic scalpel. METHODS: Forty Wistar rats were used, divided in 2 experiments with 20 rats each: experiment I, LPN was performed with an electric cautery and the rats were subdivided into groups A and B; experiment II, LPN was performed with a harmonic scalpel and they were subdivided into groups C and D. The animals in groups A and C were sacrificed shortly after surgery and the remnant kidney was removed to study the following variables: necroses and degeneration. In groups B and D a laparatomy was performed for retrieval of the remnant kidney on the 14th day after surgery to analyze fibrous scarring. RESULTS: For the variables necroses and fibrous scarring, the electric cautery creates, on average, greater width than that produced by the harmonic scalpel (p=0.0002 and p=0.0068 respectively. Regarding the variable of degeneration, we found no significant difference between the two types of scalpels (p=0.1267. CONCLUSIONS: LPN in rats is an adequate and feasible experimental model. The electric cautery caused greater damage to remnant renal tissue when compared to harmonic scalpel.OBJETIVO: Estabelecer um modelo experimental de nefrectomia parcial laparoscópica (NPL em ratos e analisar as alterações morfológicas no parênquima renal utilizando-se bisturi elétrico e harmônico. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 40 ratos Wistar, distribuídos em dois experimentos com 20 ratos cada: experimento I, NPL utilizando-se de bisturi elétrico e subdividindo-se os ratos em grupos A e B; experimento II, NPL realizada com bisturi harmônico e subdividindo-se os ratos em grupos C e D. Os animais dos grupos A e C foram sacrificados após a cirurgia para a remoção do rim operado e estudo das seguintes variáveis: necrose e degeneração. Nos grupos B e D a laparotomia

  4. Percutaneous holmium laser fulguration of calyceal diverticula.

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    Alwaal, Amjad; Azhar, Raed A; Andonian, Sero

    2012-01-01

    Introduction. Calyceal diverticular stones are uncommon findings that represent a challenge in their treatment, due to the technical difficulty in accessing the diverticulum, and the high risk of their recurrence. Current percutaneous technique for calyceal diverticular stones involves establishing a renal access, clearing the stone, and fulguration of the diverticular lining with a roller-ball cautery electrode using hypotonic irrigation solution such as sterile water or glycine solution which may be associated with the absorption of hypotonic fluids with its inherent electrolyte disturbances. Case Report. In this paper, we present for the first time percutaneous holmium laser fulguration of calyceal diverticula in 2 patients using normal saline. Their immediate postoperative sodium was unchanged and their follow-up imaging showed absence of stones. Both patients remain asymptomatic at 30 months post-operatively. Conclusion. This demonstrates that holmium laser is a safe alternative method to fulgurate the calyceal diverticulum after clearing the stone percutaneously. PMID:22606636

  5. Percutaneous Holmium Laser Fulguration of Calyceal Diverticula

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    Amjad Alwaal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Calyceal diverticular stones are uncommon findings that represent a challenge in their treatment, due to the technical difficulty in accessing the diverticulum, and the high risk of their recurrence. Current percutaneous technique for calyceal diverticular stones involves establishing a renal access, clearing the stone, and fulguration of the diverticular lining with a roller-ball cautery electrode using hypotonic irrigation solution such as sterile water or glycine solution which may be associated with the absorption of hypotonic fluids with its inherent electrolyte disturbances. Case Report. In this paper, we present for the first time percutaneous holmium laser fulguration of calyceal diverticula in 2 patients using normal saline. Their immediate postoperative sodium was unchanged and their follow-up imaging showed absence of stones. Both patients remain asymptomatic at 30 months post-operatively. Conclusion. This demonstrates that holmium laser is a safe alternative method to fulgurate the calyceal diverticulum after clearing the stone percutaneously.

  6. [The treatment of epistaxis].

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    Murer, Karin; Soyka, Michael B

    2015-09-01

    Epistaxis is one of the most common ENT emergencies and highly prevalent in the general population. Most cases are self-limiting and patients do not usually seek medical attention. However, some cases can be severe and life-threatening. While most anterior bleeds can be effectively managed by simple measures, including pressure application, vasoconstrictive agents and cautery, some will require additional measures such as nasal packing. Posterior epistaxis can be difficult to control. Latest studies showed that surgical ligation of the sphenopalatine and/or anterior ethmoidal arteries is the most effective treatment and less painful and distressing than nasal packing. But packing is the therapeutic option that is readily available. PMID:26331200

  7. Non-melanoma skin cancer.

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    Griffin, Liezel L; Ali, Faisal Rehman; Lear, John T

    2016-02-01

    Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) comprises basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma, together with a host of rare tumours. NMSC is the commonest malignancy among Caucasians and its incidence continues to rise annually. Exposure to UV radiation initiates approximately 90% of NMSC, causing malignant transformation of keratinocytes and suppression of the inflammatory response. Risk factors include sun exposure and immunosuppression. There are several subtypes of BCC, although histological overlap is common. Surgery has traditionally been regarded as the 'gold-standard' treatment, offering excellent cure rates and cosmetic results. Other treatment modalities include physical destruction (radiotherapy, curettage and cautery, and cryotherapy), chemical destruction (photodynamic therapy and topical 5-flurouracil) and immunomodulatory therapy (topical imiquimod). The recent development of novel hedgehog pathway inhibitors for high-risk BCC (including oral vismodegib and sonidegib) may represent a paradigm shift towards medical management of NMSC. PMID:26833519

  8. Colonic Dieulafoy’s Lesion: A Rare Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Review of Endoscopic Management

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    Christopher Ma

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Dieulafoy’s lesions are a rare cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Extragastric Dieulafoy’s lesions are even more uncommon. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding from a transverse colonic Dieulafoy’s lesion. She presented with two episodes of melena followed by one episode of fresh blood per rectum. In addition, there was associated presyncope and anemia (hemoglobin 69 g/L in the setting of supratherapeutic warfarin anticoagulation (INR 6.2 for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was negative for an upper GI source of bleeding but on colonoscopy an actively oozing Dieulafoy’s lesion was identified in the transverse colon. Bipolar cautery and hemostatic endoclips were applied to achieve hemostasis. Clinicians should consider this rare entity as a potential cause of potentially life-threatening lower gastrointestinal bleeding and we review the endoscopic modalities effective for managing colonic Dieulafoy’s lesions.

  9. Treatment Strategy after Incomplete Endoscopic Resection of Early Gastric Cancer.

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    Kim, Sang Gyun

    2016-07-01

    Endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer is defined as incomplete when tumor cells are found at the resection margin upon histopathological examination. However, a tumor-positive resection margin does not always indicate residual tumor; it can also be caused by tissue contraction during fixation, by the cautery effect during endoscopic resection, or by incorrect histopathological mapping. Cases of highly suspicious residual tumor require additional endoscopic or surgical resection. For inoperable patients, argon plasma coagulation can be used as an alternative endoscopic treatment. Immediately after the incomplete resection or residual tumor has been confirmed by the pathologist, clinicians should also decide upon any additional treatment to be carried out during the follow-up period. PMID:27435699

  10. Pregnancy after hysteroscopic metroplasty under laparoscopy in a woman with complete septate uterus: a case report.

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    Tajiri, Ryosuke; Ueda, Taeko; Aoyama, Yoko; Sakuragi, Toshihide; Tohyama, Atsushi; Okabe, Keisuke; Nakagawa, Hitomi; Kinjo, Yasuyuki; Hachisuga, Toru

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    A 31-year-old nulligravid woman with a 3 year history of infertility visited our hospital. After consultation and a transvaginal ultrasound and MR imaging, her uterine anomaly was identified as complete septate uterus: class V (a) by the American Fertility Society (AFS). She had a doubled uterine cervix and a vaginal septum. Hysteroscopic metroplasty was performed with the aid of a laparoscopy. Both tubal patencies were confirmed with indigocarmine in a laparoscopic image. Laparoscopic electronic cautery was also done on the left ovarian endometrioma (stage 1 endometriosis; the revised American Society for Reproductive Medicine (rASRM) classification 4 point minimal). We distrained an intrauterine device in the uterine cavity and removed it after two cycles of menstruation. The patient subsequently became pregnant during her third menstrual cycle and the current progress of her pregnancy is favorable. PMID:25787098

  11. Effects of administration of a local anaesthetic and/or an NSAID and of docking length on the behaviour of piglets during 5 h after tail docking

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    Herskin, Mette S.; Di Giminiani, Pierpaolo; Thodberg, Karen

    2016-01-01

    In many countries, piglets are tail docked to prevent tail biting. The aim of this study was 1) to evaluate the efficacy of a local anaesthetic and/or NSAID to reduce pain caused by tail docking; and 2) to examine interactions with docking length. This was examined in 295 piglets docked by hot iron...... cautery 2–4 days after birth and based on behaviour during docking as well as the following 5 h. The study involved three main factors: local anaesthetic (Lidocain), NSAID (Meloxicam) and docking length. Either 100%, 75%, 50% or 25% of the tails were left on the body of the piglets. Irrespective of the...... tail length, tail docking led to signs of procedural pain, which could be reduced by administration of Lidocain. Preemptive use of Meloxicam did not affect the signs of procedural pain. The results show that tail docking led to behavioural changes throughout the 5 h observation period indicating that...

  12. Design of a surgical robot with dynamic vision field control for Single Port Endoscopic Surgery.

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    Kobayashi, Yo; Sekiguchi, Yuta; Tomono, Yu; Watanabe, Hiroki; Toyoda, Kazutaka; Konishi, Kozo; Tomikawa, Morimasa; Ieiri, Satoshi; Tanoue, Kazuo; Hashizume, Makoto; Fujie, Masaktsu G

    2010-01-01

    Recently, a robotic system was developed to assist Single Port Endoscopic Surgery (SPS). However, the existing system required a manual change of vision field, hindering the surgical task and increasing the degrees of freedom (DOFs) of the manipulator. We proposed a surgical robot for SPS with dynamic vision field control, the endoscope view being manipulated by a master controller. The prototype robot consisted of a positioning and sheath manipulator (6 DOF) for vision field control, and dual tool tissue manipulators (gripping: 5DOF, cautery: 3DOF). Feasibility of the robot was demonstrated in vitro. The "cut and vision field control" (using tool manipulators) is suitable for precise cutting tasks in risky areas while a "cut by vision field control" (using a vision field control manipulator) is effective for rapid macro cutting of tissues. A resection task was accomplished using a combination of both methods.

  13. MONOPOLAR ELECTROCAUTERY VS SURGICAL CLIPS IN CONTROL OF CYSTIC ARTERY IN LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

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    Ridipta Sekha

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been extensively accepted since Mouret first successfully introduced the procedure in 1987. During this procedure the cystic artery can be controlled using surgical clips, harmonic scalpel and ligature or monopolar cautery. The extensive use of surgical clips in laparoscopic surgery has led to a variety of complications. Monopolar electrocoagulation can be used to control the cystic artery as it is cheap and universally available. Hence in this study, we compared monopolar electrocautery with clip application for securing haemostasis and to identify the safest and least complicated way for haemostasis of the cystic artery in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 201 patients were done who were planned for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Among them 3 were converted to open cholecystectomy due to intraoperative bleeding. The rest 198 patients underwent successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In 42 patients the cystic artery was ligated using Ligaclip 300, while in 156 patients the artery was coagulated using monopolar cautery with hook. The patients were observed for any incidences of post-operative haemorrhage and bile leak, difference in length of hospital stay and post-operative complications. RESULTS The mean age was 40.26 years with M:F ratio 1:4. About 86% (135 and 88% (37 patients, respectively in electrocautery and Ligaclip group were discharged on the first post-operative day itself. Only 3 (1.5% patients, 2 in electrocautery and 1 in Ligaclip group developed post-operative port site infection. These differences were not statistically significant. CONCLUSION We conclude that monopolar electrocautery can be used as a safer alternative to surgical clips in control of cystic artery, especially in developing countries.

  14. Ovário-histerectomia laparoscópica em felinos hígidos: estudo comparativo de três métodos de hemostasia Laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy in healthy felines: comparative study of three hemostatic methods

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    F. Schiochet

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas 24 gatas, hígidas, sem raça definida, distribuídas em três grupos de oito animais. Descreveu-se o acesso laparoscópico para ovariossalpingo-histerectomia (OSH e comparou-se o uso do eletrocautério bipolar (grupo I, do clipe de titânio (grupo II e da ligadura com fio de sutura (grupo III para a oclusão dos vasos ovarianos e uterinos. Hemorragia e enfisema subcutâneo foram as principais complicações observadas no transoperatório e hematoma subcutâneo e deiscência de sutura, as do pós-operatório. O procedimento cirúrgico e a técnica operatória mostraram-se viáveis nos três grupos. O uso do eletrocautério bipolar apresentou vantagens na comparação com os outros métodos de hemostasia.Twenty-four healthy female mongrel cats were submitted to ovaryhisterectomy and distributed into three groups of eight animals each: (I bipolar electrical cautery, (II titanium clips, and (III suture ligature for the occlusion of ovarian and uterine vessels, which were compared. The surgical procedure and the operation technique were viable in all three groups. Hemorrhagia and subcutaneous emphysema were the main intraoperative complications, and hematoma and suture dehiscence in the postoperative. The bipolar electrical cautery procedure is shown to be comparatively successful regarding the other studied methods for hemostasia.

  15. Tail docking in pigs: acute physiological and behavioural responses.

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    Sutherland, M A; Bryer, P J; Krebs, N; McGlone, J J

    2008-02-01

    Tail docking of piglets is a routine procedure on farms to control tail-biting behaviour; however, docking can cause an acute stress response. The objectives of this research were to determine the stress responses to tail docking in piglets and to compare two methods of tail docking; cautery iron (CAUT) and the more commonly used blunt trauma cutters (BT). At approximately 6 days of age, piglets were tail docked using CAUT (n = 20), BT (n = 20) or sham tail docked with their tails remaining intact (CON; n = 40). Blood samples were taken prior to tail docking and at 30, 60 and 90 min after tail docking to evaluate the effect of tail docking on white blood cell (WBC) measures and cortisol concentrations. The above experiment was repeated to observe behaviour without the periodic blood sampling, so as not to confound the effects of blood sampling on piglet behaviour. Piglet behaviour was recorded in the farrowing crate using 1 min scan-samples via live observations for 60 min prior to and 90 min after tail docking. Total WBC counts were reduced (P > 0.05) among BT and CAUT compared with CON piglets 30 min after tail docking. Cortisol concentrations were higher (P tail docking. Cautery and BT-docked piglets spent more (P tail docking. Piglets tail docked using CAUT and BT tended to spend more (P tail docking. Elevated blood cortisol can be reduced by the use of the CAUT rather than the BT method of tail docking. Although the tail docking-induced rise in cortisol was prevented by using CAUT, the behavioural response to BT and CAUT docking methods was similar. PMID:22445023

  16. Unique effect of electrocautery of traditional Chinese medicine on chronic tonsillitis%中医电烙法治疗慢性扁桃体炎的独特效应

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    石钟坤; 曹海; 石磊; 曹高武

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: For the purpose of keeping the merits of traditional actual cautery, we improved traditional actual cautery and developed a pistollike electrocautery which has the function of heating and spraying oil preparation (it has been issued national patent, patent number: 17634; patent number of medical electrocautery: 872106187). OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of unique electrocautery of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) on treating chronic tonsillitis as compared with cautery.DESIGN: Random sampling and case-controlled study.SETTING: Department of Otolaryngology, Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Surgical Department of Liaoning Oncology Hospital.PARTICIPANTS: Totally 80 patients with hypertrophy of tonsil were selected from the Department of Otolaryngology of the Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1989. Inclusion criteria: degrees Ⅱ and Ⅲ of tonsil hypertrophy, without other serious cardiovascular and cerebral diseases, and consent. Exclusion criteria: attempted cauterization, cease of treatment, incomplete case history having complication, and not acceptance. Totally 40 patients were coincidence with the criteria including 22 males and 18 females aged from 5 to 40 years.METHODS: Mild and potent cauterization was adopted according to whether there was chronic congestion in tonsil. For patients with degree Ⅲ of tonsil hypertrophy without obvious congestion, potent cauterization with large size cautery was adopted at 700-800 ℃, if with chronic congestion,potent cauterization with large or middle size cautery at 500-600 ℃ and mild cauterization was adopted; For patients with degree Ⅱ of hypertrophy of tonsil without obvious congestion, potent cauterization with middle size cautery was adopted at 700-800 ℃, if with chronic congestion, mild cauterization with middle or small size cautery was adopted at 500-600 ℃; for patient with first degree of hypertrophy of tonsil

  17. The effects of different bill-trimming methods on the well-being of Pekin ducks.

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    Gustafson, L A; Cheng, H-W; Garner, J P; Pajor, E A; Mench, J A

    2007-09-01

    Pekin ducks are often bill-trimmed to prevent feather pecking and cannibalism, but this practice has been criticized because of the resulting potential for acute and chronic pain. The goal of this experiment was to compare 2 different bill-trimming methods, hot blade trimming with cautery (TRIM) and cautery only (tip-searing; SEAR), on the behavior, bill morphology, and weight gain of Pekin ducks. Ducklings (n = 192, 96 per sex) were trimmed at the hatchery and assigned to 12 floor pens (3.66 x0.91 m) by treatment. Behavior was evaluated by scan sampling, and plumage condition was scored using a 0 to 3 scoring system. Thirty-six ducks were randomly euthanized at 3 and 6 wk of age, and their bills were collected for examination. Following fixation and decalcification, the bills were embedded in paraffin wax and sectioned longitudinally. Alternate sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin and Masson's trichrome for the connective tissues, and with Bielschowsky's silver impregnation, Bodian's staining, and Holmes' staining for the nerve fibers. Trimmed ducks engaged in fewer bill-related behaviors and rested more than untrimmed ducks (NOTRIM) during the first 2 wk posttrim. Ducks in the SEAR and NOTRIM groups showed similar patterns of weight gain, but those in the TRIM group had a lower rate of gain than ducks in the SEAR group during the first week posttrim and had a lower rate of gain than those in the NOTRIM group for 2 wk posttrim. Feather scores of ducks in the NOTRIM group were significantly worse than those in the TRIM or SEAR group by 18 d, and scores continued to deteriorate at a greater rate than those of trimmed ducks throughout the study. Both trimming methods caused connective tissue proliferation in the bill stumps, but the TRIM method caused thicker scar tissue than the SEAR method. No neuromas were found with either trimming method, but there were more nerve fibers in bill stumps of the SEAR ducks than the TRIM ducks. These results suggest that

  18. Evaluation of pharmacological activities and assessment of intraocular penetration of an ayurvedic polyherbal eye drop (Itone™ in experimental models

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    Velpandian Thirumurthy

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The polyherbal eye drop (Itone™ is a mixture of aqueous distillates of nineteen traditionally used ingredients that sum up to impart potency to the formulation and make it a useful adjunct in various ocular pathologies. However, as there have been no controlled experimental studies accounting to the above claim, therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the polyherbal formulation (PHF for antiangiogenic, anti-inflammatory, anticataract, antioxidant and cytotoxicity in addition to the evaluation of intraocular penetration of PHF in rabbit eyes using LC-MS/MS. Materials and methods Antiangiogenic activity of the PHF was evaluated using in ovo chick chorio-allantoic membrane (CAM assay and in vivo cautery induced corneal neovascularization assay in rats. Anticataract potential was evaluated using steroid induced cataract in developing chick embryos, sodium selenite induced cataract in rat pups and galactose induced cataract in rats. The antioxidant activity was evaluated using di-phenyl picryl hydrazyl (DPPH radical scavenging assay. Anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated in vitro using inhibition of LTB4 formation in human WBCs and in vivo using carrageenan induced paw edema assay in rats. The cytotoxicity was evaluated against HeLa cancer cell lines using (3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT assay. Furthermore evaluation of the intraocular penetration of the PHF was carried out in rabbit eyes via aqueous humor paracentesis and further analysis using LC-MS/MS. Results PHF significantly inhibited VEGF induced proliferation of new blood vessels in CAM assay and inhibited the cautery induced corneal neovascularization in rats. Additionally, PHF showed noticeable delay in the progression of cataract in the selenite and galactose induced cataract models whereby the PHF treated lenses were graded for stages II and III respectively. However, the PHF did not show any anticataract activity in

  19. [Cardiac output monitoring by impedance cardiography in cardiac surgery].

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    Shimizu, H; Seki, S; Mizuguchi, A; Tsuchida, H; Watanabe, H; Namiki, A

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    The cardiac output monitoring by impedance cardiography, NCCOM3, was evaluated in adult patients (n = 12) who were subjected to coronary artery bypass grafting. Values of cardiac output measured by impedance cardiography were compared to those by the thermodilution method. Changes of base impedance level used as an index of thoracic fluid volume were also investigated before and after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Correlation coefficient (r) of the values obtained by thermodilution with impedance cardiography was 0.79 and the mean difference was 1.29 +/- 16.9 (SD)% during induction of anesthesia. During the operation, r was 0.83 and the mean difference was -14.6 +/- 18.7%. The measurement by impedance cardiography could be carried out through the operation except when electro-cautery was used. Base impedance level before CPB was significantly lower as compared with that after CPB. There was a negative correlation between the base impedance level and central venous pressure (CVP). No patients showed any signs suggesting lung edema and all the values of CVP, pulmonary artery pressure and blood gas analysis were within normal ranges. From the result of this study, it was concluded that cardiac output monitoring by impedance cardiography was useful in cardiac surgery, but further detailed examinations will be necessary on the relationship between the numerical values of base impedance and the clinical state of the patients. PMID:2362347

  20. Significance and cost-effectiveness of somatosensory evoked potential monitoring in cervical spine surgery

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    Ayoub Chakib

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Intraoperative somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP monitoring during cervical spine surgery is not a universally accepted standard of care. Our retrospective study evaluated the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of intraoperative SSEP in a single surgeon′s practice. Materials and Methods : Intraoperative SSEP monitoring was performed on 210 consecutive patients who had cervical spine surgery: anterior cervical approach 140 and posterior approach 70. They were screened for degradation or loss of SSEP data. A cost analysis included annual medical costs for health and human services, durable goods and expendable commodities. Results : Temporary loss of the electrical wave during cauterization resolved upon discontinuation of the cautery. We had no loss of cortical wave with preservation of the popliteal potential. A drop in the amplitude of the cortical wave was observed in three patients. This drop was resolved after hemodynamic stabilization in the first patient, readjusting the bone graft in the second patient, and interrupting the surgery in the third patient. The additional cost for SSEP monitoring was $835 per case and the total cost of the surgery was $13,835 per case. By spending $31,546 per year on SSEP, our institution is saving a total cost ranging from $64,074 to $102,192 per patient injured per year. Conclusion : Intraoperative SSEP monitoring is a reliable and cost-effective method for preventing postoperative neurological deficit by the early detection of vascular or mechanical compromise, and the immediate alteration of the anesthetic or surgical technique.

  1. [Clause Pouteau (1725-1775), surgeon at the l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon: his "asepsis" using water, fire and ligne propre].

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    Fischer, L; Touil, K

    1998-01-01

    Claude Pouteau, Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon's surgeon (1725-1775), did not improve surgical teaching, as Mareschal or Lapeyronie did with their reforming law. But he is reminiscent of an extremely skilful surgeon, always having a remarkable high rate of recoveries. For instance when it came to operate on bladder with a perineal approach (vesical cut), only three patients died out of one hundred and twenty operations. One century before Semmelweiss and more earlier than Pasteur, Pouteau thought that hospital-gangrene was not only caused by air miasma but also by direct contact, which could be indebted dirty instruments or hands, or hospital-made bandages. So he advised impeccably cleanliness for surgical students. According to his mind, soap was inadequate for cleaning hospital linen. Those must be pull out of neat material fitted by clean hands out of hospitals. It shall be supplied every day and never gathered inside. In order to keep clear of gangrene, the patient will not wait too long inside hospital. In case of bleeding, cautery must preferable to ligature for Pouteau "We can do without the bitter sadness of seeing a lighter wound become a lethal or incurable one ..." (Posthumous works, vol. III, p. 237-238).

  2. Evaluation of percutaneous radiologic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters: technical aspects, results, and complications

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    Hong, Hyun Pyo; Oh, Joo Hyeong; Yoon, Yub; Lee, Tae Won; Ihm, Chun Gyoo [Kyunghee University Hospital, seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2001-01-01

    To evaluate the technical aspects, results and complications of the percutaneous radiologic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters. Between December 1999 and April 2001, 26 peritoneal dialysis catheters were placed percutaneously in 26 consecutive patients by interventional radiologists. The patient group consisted of 16 men and ten women with a mean age of 55 (range, 30-77) years. The results and complications arising were reviewed, and the expected patency of the catheters was determined by means of Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. The technical success rate for catheter placement was 100% (26/26 patients). Severe local bleeding occurred in one patient due to by inferior epigastric artery puncture, and was treated by compression and electronic cautery. The duration of catheter implantation ranged from 1 to 510 days and the patency rate was 416{+-}45 days. Catheter malfunction occurred in four patients. In two, this was restored by manipulation in the intervention room, and in one, through the use of urokinase. In three patients, peritonitis occurred. Catheters were removed from four patients due to malfunction (n=2), peritonitis (n=1), and death (n=1). Percutaneous radiologic placement of a peritoneal dialysis catheter is a relatively simple procedure that reduces the complication rate and improves catheter patency.

  3. Postoperative Adhesion Formation in a Rabbit Model: Monopolar Electrosurgery Versus Ultrasonic Scalpel

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    Lazarou, George; Apostol, Radu; Khullar, Poonam; Okonkwo, Linda; Nezhat, Farr

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objectives: To determine if surgery using ultrasonic energy for dissection results in less adhesion formation than monopolar electrosurgical energy in the late (8 weeks) postoperative period. Methods: Injuries were induced in rabbits by using ultrasonic energy on one uterine horn and the adjacent pelvic sidewall and using monopolar energy on the opposite side. Eight weeks postoperatively, the rabbits underwent autopsy and clinical and pathologic scoring of adhesions was performed by blinded investigators. Results: There was no significant difference in clinical adhesion scores between the two modalities. The mean clinical score for monopolar cautery was 1.00 versus 0.88 for the Harmonic device (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio) (P = .71). Furthermore, there was no significant difference found in the pathologic adhesion scores between the ultrasonic scalpel and monopolar energy. The mean pathologic score for monopolar electrosurgery was 4.35 versus 3.65 for the Harmonic scalpel (P = .30). Conclusion: Neither monopolar electrosurgery nor ultrasonic dissection is superior in the prevention of adhesion formation in the late postoperative period. PMID:26005316

  4. Medieval descriptions and doctrines of stroke: preliminary analysis of select sources. Part II: between Galenism and Aristotelism - Islamic theories of apoplexy (800-1200).

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    Karenberg, A; Hort, I

    1998-12-01

    This second paper on medieval descriptions and doctrines of stroke reviews concepts outlined by famous Muslim physicians of the Middle Ages such as Rhazes, Haly Abbas, Avicenna, and Averroes. Contrary to a popular belief, Islamic neurological texts represent not only a bridge between ancient and western medieval medical knowledge, but also document remarkable advancements. Whereas statements on diagnosis and prognosis lack originality, the endeavors of physician-philosophers and medical authors led to substantial additions and important changes in theory. Such modifications include the integration of ventricular doctrine and particularly the attempt to unify Aristotelian and Galenic tenets which resulted in a complex discussion about the seats and causes of apoplexy. The fairly simple model handed down by Galenists of the Byzantine period was replaced by more detailed classifications, which proposed "cerebral" as well as "vascular" origins of the disease without suggesting a "cerebrovascular" etiology. Islamic therapeutic strategies included dietetic, pharmacological and surgical elements. The use of the cautery in "chronic apoplexy" was a special feature of Arabic surgery.

  5. Intraoperative laser speckle contrast imaging for monitoring cerebral blood flow: results from a 10-patient pilot study

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    Richards, Lisa M.; Weber, Erica L.; Parthasarathy, Ashwin B.; Kappeler, Kaelyn L.; Fox, Douglas J.; Dunn, Andrew K.

    2012-02-01

    Monitoring cerebral blood flow (CBF) during neurosurgery can provide important physiological information for a variety of surgical procedures. Although multiple intraoperative vascular monitoring technologies are currently available, a quantitative method that allows for continuous monitoring is still needed. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) is an optical imaging method with high spatial and temporal resolution that has been widely used to image CBF in animal models in vivo. In this pilot clinical study, we adapted a Zeiss OPMI Pentero neurosurgical microscope to obtain LSCI images by attaching a camera and a laser diode. This LSCI adapted instrument has been used to acquire full field flow images from 10 patients during tumor resection procedures. The patient's ECG was recorded during acquisition and image registration was performed in post-processing to account for pulsatile motion artifacts. Digital photographs confirmed alignment of vasculature and flow images in four cases, and a relative change in blood flow was observed in two patients after bipolar cautery. The LSCI adapted instrument has the capability to produce real-time, full field CBF image maps with excellent spatial resolution and minimal intervention to the surgical procedure. Results from this study demonstrate the feasibility of using LSCI to monitor blood flow during neurosurgery.

  6. Laser speckle contrast imaging of cerebral blood flow in humans during neurosurgery: a pilot clinical study

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    Parthasarathy, Ashwin B.; Weber, Erica L.; Richards, Lisa M.; Fox, Douglas J.; Dunn, Andrew K.

    2010-11-01

    Monitoring cerebral blood flow (CBF) during neurosurgery can provide important physiological information for a variety of surgical procedures. CBF measurements are important for assessing whether blood flow has returned to presurgical baseline levels and for assessing postsurgical tissue viability. Existing techniques for intraoperative monitoring of CBF based on magnetic resonance imaging are expensive and often impractical, while techniques such as indocyanine green angiography cannot produce quantitative measures of blood flow. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) is an optical technique that has been widely used to quantitatively image relative CBF in animal models in vivo. In a pilot clinical study, we adapted an existing neurosurgical operating microscope to obtain LSCI images in humans in real time during neurosurgery under baseline conditions and after bipolar cautery. Simultaneously recorded ECG waveforms from the patient were used to develop a filter that helped reduce measurement variabilities due to motion artifacts. Results from this study demonstrate the feasibility of using LSCI to obtain blood flow images during neurosurgeries and its capability to produce full field CBF image maps with excellent spatial resolution in real-time with minimal disruption to the surgical procedure.

  7. Effects of tail docking and docking length on neuroanatomical changes in healed tail tips of pigs.

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    Herskin, M S; Thodberg, K; Jensen, H E

    2015-04-01

    In pig production, piglets are tail docked at birth in order to prevent tail biting later in life. In order to examine the effects of tail docking and docking length on the formation of neuromas, we used 65 pigs and the following four treatments: intact tails (n=18); leaving 75% (n=17); leaving 50% (n=19); or leaving 25% (n=11) of the tail length on the pigs. The piglets were docked between day 2 and 4 after birth using a gas-heated apparatus, and were kept under conventional conditions until slaughter at 22 weeks of age, where tails were removed and examined macroscopically and histologically. The tail lengths and diameters differed at slaughter (lengths: 30.6±0.6; 24.9±0.4; 19.8±0.6; 8.7±0.6 cm; Ptail diameter: 0.5±0.03; 0.8±0.02; 1.0±0.03; 1.4±0.04 cm; Ptails with neuromas (64 v. 0%; Ptail (1.0±0.2 v. 0; Ptail docking piglets using hot-iron cautery causes formation of neuromas in the outermost part of the tail tip. The presence of neuromas might lead to altered nociceptive thresholds, which need to be confirmed in future studies. PMID:25482535

  8. The outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy by ultrasonic dissection.

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    Sasi, Walid

    2010-04-01

    Electrocautery remains the main energy form used for dissection in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, due to its many risks the search continues for safer and more efficient forms of energy. This chapter assesses the outcomes of dissection using ultrasonic energy as compared to monopolar electrocautery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Studies included are trials of prospectively randomized adult patients with symptomatic gallstone disease subject either ultrasonic or monopolar electrocautery dissection during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Seven trials were included in this review, with a total patient number of 695 randomized to two dissection methods: 340 in the electrocautery group and 355 in the ultrasonic group. Ultrasonic dissection is shown to be superior to monopolar electrocautery in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Disadvantages include a difficult maneuvering technique and overall cost. Appropriate training programs may be implemented to overcome the first disadvantage, and it might be argued that given the combined cost of factors associated with standard clip and cautery technique, cost issues may be outweighed by the benefits of ultrasonic dissection. However, this necessitates further cost-benefit analysis.

  9. Management of Epistaxis – A Single Centre Experience and Economic Considerations

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    Keane, E

    2016-06-01

    Epistaxis represents the most common ENT emergency and its management has been a focus of audit recently, with consideration given to the associated economic burden. The aim of our study is to evaluate the management of epistaxis in terms of treatments used, duration of stay, recurrence and cost. A retrospective review of hospital inpatient enquiry (HIPE) data from a single secondary referral centre was undertaken during a four year period. Four hundrefd and thirty-four patients were identified. The majority (n= 262, 60.3%) were male and the average age was 64.2 years. The vast majority (n=362, 83.4%) were managed non-operatively. Only 15 patients (3.4%) were managed surgically. The average length of stay was 2.5 days and did not vary greatly between the treatment groups. The recurrence rate was 8.2% (n=36). Approximate costs of packing vs EUA and cautery suggest that packing alone is more economical but more data is needed to fully compare the options.

  10. The diagnostic utility of the minimal carcinoma triple stain in breast carcinomas.

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    Ross, Dara S; Liu, Yi-Fang; Pipa, Jennifer; Shin, Sandra J

    2013-01-01

    Pathologists are expected to accurately diagnose increasingly smaller breast carcinomas. Correct classification (ie, lobular vs ductal or in situ vs invasive) directly affects subsequent management, especially when the focus is near a surgical margin or present in a needle core biopsy and is further challenging if the lesion is morphologically ambiguous. We assessed the diagnostic utility of a multiplex, trichromogen immunostain of 3 commonly employed antibodies (CK7, p63, and E-cadherin) developed in our laboratory to evaluate these small lesions. Of the 147 specimens containing minimal (defined as ≤3 mm in size) invasive carcinoma, 81 also contained in situ carcinoma. In each case, the Minimal Carcinoma Triple Stain was prepared with a parallel H&E-stained slide. Observations of staining characteristics in the focus of interest were recorded. The Minimal Carcinoma Triple Stain was diagnostically useful in all but 1 case. In a case of invasive lobular carcinoma in an excisional biopsy, the Minimal Carcinoma Triple Stain stained only the surrounding breast tissue (appropriately) and not the focus of interest. Also, a subset of 29 of 81 excisional biopsies had minimal invasive carcinoma located 2 mm or less from the inked surgical margin, in which in all cases the Minimal Carcinoma Triple Stain was fully interpretable despite morphologic distortion due to concomitant cautery artifact and tissue disruption in some cases. The Minimal Carcinoma Triple Stain offers an accurate and tissue-conserving method to diagnose small, morphologically problematic foci of breast carcinoma while ideally leaving more tissue for additional adjunctive studies.

  11. Laparoscopy hepatic biopsy through cauterization Biópsia hepática laparoscopica por cauterização

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    Alexandra Pinheiro Fantinatti

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Hepatic biopsy was realized through laparoscopy with simultaneous cauterization in the present study, whose principal aim was to evaluate the efficacy of the applied method and to study its effects in the liver of healthy dogs. Furthermore, we tried to verify the main hematological and chemistry profile alterations related to the hepatic function, and to investigate the viability of the fragments collected by histopathology. To attain this objective, 21 clinically healthy dogs, weighing between 10 and 15kg were submitted to hepatic biopsy with forceps connected to the cautery. Cautery was performed by applying radiofrequency energy at 45 watts. Forty-two hepatic biopsies through laparoscopy were conducted in the animals. At group I one hepatic fragment per animal was collected, at group II two hepatic fragments per animal were collected, and at group III three fragments were collected. Hematocrit and alanine-aminotransferase measurements were employed to evaluate the animals at the pre-operative period, at four and six hour post-operative, and at day 30 post-operative. The results revealed that the procedure was safe and effective for hepatic biopsy in dogs. There were no clinical alterations related to the technique. The fragments collected were viable for histopathology. Hepatic biopsy through laparoscopy with simultaneous cauterization is an effective and usefull method in dogs.Este estudo visou avaliar a eficácia do método de biópsia hepática laparoscópica por cauterização e estudar os seus efeitos no fígado de cães sadios. Além disso, procurou-se verificar as principais alterações hematológicas e bioquímicas-séricas relacionadas às funções hepáticas e averiguar a viabilidade dos fragmentos colhidos por exame de histopatologia. Para tanto, 21 cães clinicamente sadios pesando entre 10 e 15kg, foram separados em três grupos de sete animais cada grupo. As amostras foram retiradas da borda no lobo lateral esquerdo

  12. Risk factors, microbiological findings, and clinical outcomes in cases of microbial keratitis admitted to a tertiary referral center in ireland.

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    Saeed, Ayman

    2012-02-01

    AIM: To identify the risk factors for, and to report the microbiological findings and clinical outcomes of, severe microbial keratitis (MK). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all cases of presumed MK admitted to a tertiary referral center over a 2-year period (September 2001 to August 2003). Data recorded included demographic data, details relating to possible risk factors, results of microbiological studies, clinical findings at presentation, and clinical and visual outcomes. RESULTS: Ninety patients were admitted with a diagnosis of presumed MK during the study period. The mean age of patients was 45 +\\/- 32 years, and the male to female ratio was 47:43 (52.2%:47.7%). Predisposing risk factors for MK included contact lens wear (37; 41.1%), anterior segment disease (19; 21.1%), ocular trauma (13; 14.4%), systemic disease (5; 5.6%), and previous ocular surgery (1; 1.1%). Cultured organisms included gram-negative bacteria (17; 51.5%), gram-positive bacteria (11, 33.3%), acanthamoeba (2; 6.1%), and fungi (1; 3%). Visual acuity improved significantly after treatment [mean best-corrected visual acuity (+\\/-standard deviation) at presentation: 0.76 (+\\/-0.11); mean best-corrected visual acuity at last follow-up: 0.24 (+\\/-0.07); P < 0.001]. Secondary surgical procedures were required in 18 (20%) cases, and these included punctal cautery (1; 1.1%), tissue glue repair of corneal perforation (2; 2.2%), tarsorrhaphy (9; 9.9%), Botulinum toxin-induced ptosis (1; 1.1%), penetrating keratoplasty (3; 3.3%), and evisceration (2; 2.2%). CONCLUSIONS: Contact lens wear remains a significant risk factor for severe MK. MK remains a threat to vision and to the eye, but the majority of cases respond to prompt and appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

  13. Optimizing multimodality treatment for head and neck cancer in rural India

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    N P Trivedi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Multimodality treatment of head and neck cancer in rural India is not always feasible due to lack of infrastructure and logistics. Aim: To demonstrate the feasibility of multimodality treatment for head and neck cancer in a community setting in rural India. Setting and Design: Community cancer center, retrospective review. Materials and Methods: This article focuses on practice environment in a cancer clinic in rural India. We evaluated patient profile, treatment protocols, infrastructure availability, factors impacting treatment decisions, cost estimations, completion of treatment, and major treatment-related complications for the patient population treated in our clinic for a 2-year period. Results: A total of 230 head and neck cancer patients were treated with curative intent. Infrastructure support included basic operating room facility (cautery machine, suction, drill system, microscope, and anesthesia machine without ventilator support, blood bank, histopathology laboratory, and computerized tomography machine. Radiation therapy (RT facility was available in a nearby city, about 75 km away. One hundred and fifty-four (67% patients presented at an advanced stage, with 138 (60% receiving multimodality treatment. One hundred and eighty-four (80% patients underwent primary surgery and 167 (73% received radiotherapy. Two hundred and twelve (92% patients completed the treatment, 60 (26% were lost to follow-up at 18-month median follow-up (range 12-26 months, with 112 patients (66% being alive, disease free. Totally 142 were major head neck surgeries with 25 free flap reconstructions and 41 regional flaps. There were 15 (6% major post-op complications and two perioperative mortalities. Average cost of treatment for single modality treatment was approximately 40,000 INR and for multimodality treatment was 80,000 INR. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that it is feasible to provide basic multimodality treatment to head and neck

  14. Harmonic scalpel versus flexible CO2 laser for tongue resection: A histopathological analysis of thermal damage in human cadavers

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    Wolf Tamir

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Monopolar cautery is the most commonly used surgical cutting and hemostatic tool for head and neck surgery. There are newer technologies that are being utilized with the goal of precise cutting, decreasing blood loss, reducing thermal damage, and allowing faster wound healing. Our study compares thermal damage caused by Harmonic scalpel and CO2 laser to cadaveric tongue. Methods Two fresh human cadaver heads were enrolled for the study. Oral tongue was exposed and incisions were made in the tongue akin to a tongue tumor resection using the harmonic scalpel and flexible C02 laser fiber at various settings recommended for surgery. The margins of resection were sampled, labeled, and sent for pathological analysis to assess depth of thermal damage calculated in millimeters. The pathologist was blinded to the surgical tool used. Control tongue tissue was also sent for comparison as a baseline for comparison. Results Three tongue samples were studied to assess depth of thermal damage by harmonic scalpel. The mean depth of thermal damage was 0.69 (range, 0.51 - 0.82. Five tongue samples were studied to assess depth of thermal damage by CO2 laser. The mean depth of thermal damage was 0.3 (range, 0.22 to 0.43. As expected, control samples showed 0 mm of thermal damage. There was a statistically significant difference between the depth of thermal injury to tongue resection margins by harmonic scalpel as compared to CO2 laser, (p = 0.003. Conclusion In a cadaveric model, flexible CO2 laser fiber causes less depth of thermal damage when compared with harmonic scalpel at settings utilized in our study. However, the relevance of this information in terms of wound healing, hemostasis, safety, cost-effectiveness, and surgical outcomes needs to be further studied in clinical settings.

  15. Comparative evaluation of healing after gingivectomy with electrocautery and laser

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    Kumar, Praveen; Rattan, Vidya; Rai, Sachin

    2015-01-01

    Purpose of the study To evaluate whether laser has got any advantage over electrocautery in performing gingivectomy procedure. Method This was randomized split mouth prospective study where 17 patients having symmetrical gingival hyperplasia were treated with electrocautery and laser on each side. Intra- and postoperative parameters assessed were duration of surgery, bleeding, tissue sticking, postoperative pain and healing. The results were statistically analyzed and compared. Result There were 7 Females and 10 Males with a mean age of 28.2 ± 11.6 years. The mean time taken on the laser and electrocautery was 16 (±8.05) and 16.7 min (±9.86) respectively and the difference was not significant. On laser side, there was no bleeding in 3 (17.6%) and self limiting in 14 patients (82.4%) whereas electrocautery side, there was no bleeding in 2 (11.8%) and self limiting in 15 patients (88.2%). Both electrocautery and laser were comparable regarding ease of use during gingivectomy procedure. Charring was observed on both sides although there was more charring on the laser side. Fibrinous slough was present on both sides at 24 h. Difference in healing was not significant at various time intervals. There were no significant difference in postoperative pain experienced by the patients among the laser and cautery group at different time intervals. Conclusion Both techniques with proper adhesion to safeguards, can be used to remove gingival overgrowth with equal efficiency and wound healing capacity. There is no advantage of diode laser over electrocautery in performing gingivectomy. PMID:26258017

  16. Cleft lip: The historical perspective

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The earliest documented history of cleft lip is based on a combination of religion, superstition, invention and charlatanism. While Greeks ignored their existence, Spartans and Romans would kill these children as they were considered to harbour evil spirits. When saner senses prevailed Fabricius ab Aquapendente (1537-1619 was the first to suggest the embryological basis of these clefts. The knowledge of cleft lip and the surgical correction received a big boost during the period between the Renaissance and the 19th century with the publication of Pierre Franco′s Petit Traite and Traite des Hernies in which he described the condition as "lievre fendu de nativite" (cleft lip present from birth. The first documented Cleft lip surgery is from China in 390 BC in an 18 year old would be soldier, Wey Young-Chi. Albucasis of Arabia and his fellow surgeons used the cautery instead of the scalpel and Yperman in 1854 recommended scarifying the margins with a scalpel before suturing them with a triangular needle dipped in wax. The repair was reinforced by passing a long needle through the two sides of the lip and fixing the shaft of the needle with a figure-of-eight thread over the lip. Germanicus Mirault can be credited to be the originator of the triangular flap which was later modified by C.W. Tennison in 1952 and Peter Randall in 1959. In the late 50s, Ralph Millard gave us his legendary ′cut as you go′ technique. The protruding premaxilla of a bilateral cleft lip too has seen many changes throughout the ages - from being discarded totally to being pushed back by wedge resection of vomer to finally being left to the orthodontists.

  17. Cervical cancer screening in women referred to healthcare centres in Tabriz, Iran

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    Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Iranian women and among the few cancers that could be easily diagnosed in the pre-malignant stage. We aimed to assess the status of cervical cancer screening in women referred to health care centres in Tabriz, northwest Iran. Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was done on 441 women referred to health care centres of Tabriz, northwest Iran. The centres were selected using the multi-stage cluster sampling method. The participants were selected from the active records of those centres. A questionnaire regarding the socio-demographic characteristics and cervical cancer screening and reasons for referring or not referring for screening was completed by the participants A P < 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: Out of the participants 49.4% of women had done the Pap smear test while 50.6% had never done this test. The main reason why women had not performed cervical cancer screening was being unaware of the importance of it (46.1%. Logistic regression analysis with adjustment showed a significant relationship between screening and awareness scores (OR = 1.17, CI = 95%:1.12-1.23, when the effect of other confounding factors [total awareness scores, risk factors (marriage or having sexual intercourse at a young age, history of obvious cervical infection, cautery, cryotherapy or repeated curettage, age and type of family planning] in screening was controlled. Conclusion: Suitable and continuous educational programmes especially for high risk women should be implemented through the health care services. Preparing educational brochures and pamphlets and providing adequate training on the necessity of early referral and marriage counseling could also be effective in improving woman′s awareness and performance.

  18. Pros and cons of colonoscopy in management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding

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    Dekey Y Lhewa; Lisa L Strate

    2012-01-01

    Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a frequent gastrointestinal cause of hospitalization,particularly in the elderly,and its incidence appears to be on the rise.Endoscopic and radiographic measures are available for the evaluation and treatment of LGIB including flexible sigmoidoscopy,colonoscopy,angiography,radionuclide scintigraphy and multi-detector row computed tomography.Although no modality has emerged as the gold standard in the management of LGIB,colonoscopy is the current preferred initial test for the majority of the patients presenting with hematochezia felt to be from a colon source.Colonoscopy has the ability to diagnose all sources of bleeding from the colon and,unlike the radiologic modalities,does not require active bleeding at the time of the examination.In addition,therapeutic interventions such as cautery and endoclips can be applied to achieve hemostasis and prevent recurrent bleeding.Studies suggest that colonoscopy,particularly when performed early in the hospitalization,can decrease hospital length of stay,rebleeding and the need for surgery.However,results from available small trials are conflicting and larger,multicenter studies are needed.Compared to other management options,colonoscopy is a safe procedure with complications reported in less than 2% of patients,including those undergoing urgent examinations.The requirement of bowel preparation (typically 4 or more liters of polyethylene glycol),the logistical complexity of coordinating after-hours colonoscopy,and the low prevalence of stigmata of hemorrhage complicate the use of colonoscopy for LGIB,particularly in urgent situations.This review discusses the above advantages and disadvantages of colonoscopy in the management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding in further detail.

  19. Endoscopic and non-endoscopic approaches for the management of radiation-induced rectal bleeding.

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    Weiner, Joseph Paul; Wong, Andrew Thomas; Schwartz, David; Martinez, Manuel; Aytaman, Ayse; Schreiber, David

    2016-08-21

    Pelvic radiation is a commonly utilized treatment for malignancy of the genitourinary and lower gastrointestinal tract. Radiation proctitis and the resultant clinical picture varies from asymptomatic to potentially life threatening. Similarly, treatment options also vary greatly, from medical therapy to surgical intervention. Commonly utilized medical therapy includes sucralfate enemas, antibiotics, 5-aminosalicylic acid derivatives, probiotics, antioxidants, short-chain fatty acids, formalin instillation and fractionated hyperbaric oxygen. More invasive treatments include endoscopic-based, focally ablative interventions such as dilation, heater and bipolar cautery, neodymium/yttrium aluminum garnet argon laser, radiofrequency ablation or argon plasma coagulation. Despite its relatively common frequency, there is a dearth of existing literature reporting head-to-head comparisons of the various treatment options via a randomized controlled approach. The purpose of our review was to present the reader a consolidation of the existing evidence-based literature with the goal of highlighting the comparative effectiveness and risks of the various treatment approaches. Finally, we outline a pragmatic approach to the treatment of radiation proctitis. In light of the lack of randomized data, our goal is to pursue as least invasive an approach as possible, with escalation of care tailored to the severity of the patient's symptoms. For those cases that are clinically asymptomatic or only mildly symptomatic, observation or medical management can be considered. Once a patient fails such management or symptoms become more severe, invasive procedures such as endoscopically based focal ablation or surgical intervention can be considered. Although not all recommendations are supported by level I evidence, reported case series and single-institutional studies in the literature suggest that successful treatment with cessation of symptoms can be obtained in the majority of cases. PMID

  20. Pharmacokinetics of firocoxib in preweaned calves after oral and intravenous administration.

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    Stock, M L; Gehring, R; Barth, L A; Wulf, L W; Coetzee, J F

    2014-10-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetics of intravenous and oral firocoxib in 10 healthy preweaned calves. Firocoxib (0.5 mg/kg) was initially administered i.v. to calves, and following a 14-day washout period, animals received firocoxib orally prior to cautery dehorning. Firocoxib concentrations were determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Changes in hematology and plasma chemistry were determined using automated methods. Computer software was used to estimate pharmacokinetic parameters best described with a two-compartment model for i.v. administration and a one-compartment model for p.o. administration. Following i.v. dosing, the geometric mean (range) T1/2K10 and T1/2β were 6.7 (4.6-9.7) and 37.2 (23.5-160.4) h, respectively, Vss was 3.10 (2.10-7.22) L/kg, and CL was 121.7 (100.1-156.7) mL/h/kg. Following oral administration, geometric mean (range) Cmax was 127.9 (102.5-151.3) ng/mL, Tmax was 4.0 (2.6-5.6) h, and T1/2K10 was 18.8 (14.2-25.5) h. Bioavailability of oral firocoxib was calculated using the AUC derived from both study populations to be 98.4% (83.1-117.6%). No adverse clinical effects were evident following firocoxib administration. Pharmacokinetic analysis of i.v. and p.o. firocoxib indicates high bioavailability and a prolonged terminal half-life in preweaned calves. PMID:24708198

  1. CHEMICAL CAUTERISATION OF TYMPANIC MEMBRANE PERFORATIONS

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    Vikramjit Singh

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Cauterisation of 144 ear perforations ( R ight and L eft with 20 percent TCA ( T richloracetic acid was tried in patients having 2 to 6mm perforations . Per forations were dry for 3 weeks - 3 months or more. 30 patients were having traumatic perforations such as slap on face, blast injuries or associated with head injuries. Most of the patients were having perforations due to inflammation. Few of them had recent attack of otitis media which were effectively treated by suitable antibiotics, anti - histamines and subs equently taken for cauterization of perforation. Site of perforation was mostly on the anteroinferior quadrant, next the inferior quadrants. Still less number in the entire four quadrant, least no. in P. S. quadrant. Traumatic perforations were irr egular i n shape varying from 2 - 6 mm in size and were elliptical in shape. Hearing loss ranged from 15dB - 45dB ( D epending upon size and site of perforation. Main presenting symptoms in inflammation cases were intermittent discharge as well as deafness. In traumatic case history of pain and deafness was the main symptom. We did wait for 1 month in traumatic cases to achieve spontaneous closure. In inflammatory cases cautery was considered first line of treatment. It has to be done several times at 10 days interval. Mo st of the times closure of perforation was achieved with 3 attempts, inflammatory cases 5 th or 6 th attempt. In one case as many as 23 attempts. In 6 cases of perforation after partial take of graft in myringoplasty occurred after 3 months cauterization was attempted and we got closure in 5 of them. In one case re myringoplasty had to be done.

  2. Evaluation of antiangiogenic and antiproliferative potential of the organic extract of green algae chlorella pyrenoidosa

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    Mahender Kyadari

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: algae isolates obtained from fresh and marine resources could be one of the richest sources of novel bioactive secondary metabolites expected to have pharmaceutical significance for new drug development. This study was conducted to evaluate the antiangiogenic and antiproliferative activity of Chlorella pyrenoidosa in experimental models of angiogenesis and by MTT assay. Materials and Methods: lyophilized extract of C. pyrenoidosa was extracted using dichloromethane/methanol (2:1, concentrated and vacuum evaporated to obtain the dried extract. The crude extract was evaluated in the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-induced angiogenesis in in ovo chick chorioallantoic membrane assay (CAM at various concentrations (n = 8 using thalidomide and normal saline as positive and untreated control groups, respectively. The crude extract was also subjected to the antiangiogenic activity in the silver nitrate/potassium nitrate cautery model of corneal neovascularization (CN in rats where topical bevacizumab was used as a positive control. The vasculature was photographed and blood vessel density was quantified using Aphelion imaging software. The extract was also evaluated for its anti proliferative activity by microculture tetrazolium test (MTT assay using HeLa cancer cell line (ATCC. Results: VEGF increased the blood vessel density by 220% as compared to normal and thalidomide treatment decreased it to 67.2% in in ovo assay. In the in-vivo CN model, the mean neovascular density in the control group, the C. pyrenoidosa extract and bevacizumab group were found to be 100%, 59.02%, and 32.20%, respectively. The Chlorella pyrenoidosa extract negatively affected the viability of HeLa cells. An IC 50 value of the extract was 570 μg/ml, respectively. Conclusion: a significant antiangiogenic activity was observed against VEGF-induced neovascularization and antiproliferative activity by MTT assay. In this study, it could be attributed that the

  3. Screening of antiangiogenic potential of twenty two marine invertebrate extracts of phylum Mollusca from South East Coast of India

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    Pankaj Gupta; Muthuvel Arumugam; Raj Vardhan Azad; Rohit Saxena; Supriyo Ghose; Nihar Ranjan Biswas; Thirumurthy Velpandian

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the antiangiogenic potential of twenty two marine invertebrate species of Phylum Mollusca from south east coast of India.Methods:Live specimens of molluscan species were collected and their methanolic extracts were evaluated for preliminary antiangiogenic activity using the in ovo chick chorio-allantoic membrane assay. The extracts were further evaluated for in vivo antiangiogenic activity using chemical cautery induced corneal neovascularization assay in rats and oxygen induced retinopathy assay in rat pups.Results:In the chick chorio-allantoic membrane assay, four methanolic extracts of marine molluscan species viz. Meretrix meretrix, Meretrix casta, Telescopium telescopium and Bursacrumena methanolic extracts exhibited noticeable antiangiogenic activity at the tested concentration of 200 µg whereby they significantly inhibited the VEGF induced proliferation of new blood vessels. Among these four extracts, the methanolic extract of Meretrix casta exhibited relatively higher degree of antiangiogenic activity with an inhibitiory percentage (64.63%) of the VEGF induced neovascularization followed by the methanolic extracts of Telescopium telescopium (62.02%), Bursa crumena (60.48%) and Meretrix meretrix (47.01%). These four methanolic extracts were further evaluated for in vivo antiangiogenic activity whereby the methanolic extract of Telescopium telescopium exhibited most noticeable inhibition (42.58%) of the corneal neovascularization in rats in comparison to the sham treated group, and also exhibited most noticeable inhibition (31.31%) of the oxygen induced retinal neovascularization in rat pups in comparison to the hyperoxia group that was observed for considerable retinal neovascularization.Conclusions:The significant antiangiogenic activity evinced by the extract of Telescopium telescopium merits further investigation for ocular neovascular diseases.

  4. The role of extensionists in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in the adoption and rejection of providing pain relief to calves for dehorning.

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    Hötzel, M J; Sneddon, J N

    2013-03-01

    The majority of dairy calves around the world are dehorned with methods that cause them pain and distress. In some dairy production systems, extensionists may influence dehorning practices used on farm through their advisory and knowledge-transfer role. The aims of this study were to investigate Brazilian extensionists' knowledge, beliefs, and behavior regarding dehorning dairy calves. As little research has addressed this question, a qualitative, theory-building approach was used and the theory of planned behavior was used as a conceptual framework to guide data collection and analysis. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 15 extensionists working in Santa Catarina, Brazil, to examine their role in the adoption and rejection of pain-mitigation strategies at dehorning. The interview transcripts were free coded, identifying 9 major themes within and across interviews. Transcribed interview responses were then coded to constructs in the theory of planned behavior. The themes and constructs that emerged through analysis of the interview responses were combined to develop a conceptual model of extensionists' beliefs, attitudes, and behavior toward recommending protocols for dehorning aimed at minimizing pain. The extensionists interviewed believed that it was necessary to dehorn all dairy replacement heifers. Despite being aware of methods to minimize pain during and after dehorning, all of the interviewees recommended or used the hot cautery method, with no pain control. This method was described as the most effective, cheapest, safest, and fastest method of dehorning. The majority (12) of interviewees rejected the caustic paste method, citing negative past experiences or unfamiliarity with the method and the belief that the method is less practical and riskier for farmers. More than half of the interviewees did not recognize dehorning as painful or expressed the belief that the pain associated with the procedure did not justify the use of pain

  5. ABDOMINOPERINEAL RESECTION OF THE RECTUM

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    E. Tarcoveanu

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The abdominoperineal resection is a procedure that combine a low anterior resection and the complete perineal excision of the anus and rectum. The paper discuss the surgical anatomy of the rectum, the history, the indications and complications of the procedure. It is also described the technique of the abdominoperineal resection: the abdominal approach is through a lower midline incision, and then, the small bowell is packed into the upper side of the abdomen. The sigmoid colon is mobilized by the incising the posterior and lateral peritoneum. The peritoneal dissection is continued distally parallel to the rectum. The inferior mesenteric artery is identified and ligated just distal to the take off of the left colic artery or higher. The next step is the total mesorectal excision, performed by entering in the retrorectal space, in the avascular space of areolar tissue, above the promontory of the sacrum and anteriorly the presacral nerves. This plane should be continued by sharp disection laterally and caudally till the pelvic floor. Anterior dissection of the rectum is achived by incision the recto-vesical reflection and dissection of the Denonvilliers fascia (in men and in women the mobilization of the rectum is finished by the incision and the dissection of the recto-vaginal reflection. The colon can be now divided proximally. The next step is the perineal resection: an eliptical incision is made to encompass the anus with an adequate margin of tissue. The skin edges are then grasped and the subcutaneous tissue is divided with cautery; the dissection is continued into the fat of the ischio-anal fossa and the inferior rectal vessels are divided. The levator ani is than divided. After the complete posterior dissection of the rectum, the specimen may be delivered into the perineal wound and then, the anteriorly final dissection can be achived. In men the dissection plane is between the rectum and the prostate / urethra, and in women between the

  6. A new modification of transanal Swenson pull-through procedure for Hirschsprung's disease

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    XU Zhi-lin; ZHAO Zheng; WANG Long; AN Qun; TAO Wen-fang

    2008-01-01

    Background The one-stage pull-through procedures for Hirschsprung's disease (HD) have become popular because it is well accepted by surgeons and mothers with no visible scar and a short hospital stay.It represents the latest development in the concept of a minimally invasive surgery for HD.We introduce a new method of transanal one-stage pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease,different from the transanal Soave procedure.Methods One hundred and thirty-four patients aged 9 days to 5 years underwent a transanal one-stage pull-through procedure.The diagnosis was definite by barium enema or rectal biopsies preoperatively.The patients were anesthetized and placed in the lithotomy position.A urinary catheter was optional.Giving anorectal dilatations for half a minute,a pull-through of the rectum above the peritoneal reflection and into the intussusception was performed.Fine silk suturing was performed circumferentially at the level of that point which was used for traction for the distal end.Another circumferential suture was performed parallel 0.5 cm distance above the odginal one and used for traction for the proximal intestines.The full-thickness rectal wall was truncated between the above two circumferential sutures with cautery.The proximal intestines were pulled down and the mesenteric vessels were dissected with ligation until normal intestines were accessed; the presence of ganglion cells was determined by intraoperative rapid frozen section.The distal end was dissected anteriorly 2.5-3.5 cm above the dentate line.The posterior rectal wall was split longitudinally and dissected to a point 0.5-1.0 cm above the dentate line.The segment of the lesion was resected.The length of bowel resected ranged from 12 to 50 cm (median 16.5 cm).An oblique anastomosis was made.Results The mean operating time was 70 minutes.Postoperative rectal dilation was not required.The patient tolerated feeding on the first postoperative day.Eighty-eight patients were followed-up.All these

  7. Toward a better understanding of the cellular basis for cerebrospinal fluid shunt obstruction: report on the construction of a bank of explanted hydrocephalus devices.

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    Hanak, Brian W; Ross, Emily F; Harris, Carolyn A; Browd, Samuel R; Shain, William

    2016-08-01

    OBJECTIVE Shunt obstruction by cells and/or tissue is the most common cause of shunt failure. Ventricular catheter obstruction alone accounts for more than 50% of shunt failures in pediatric patients. The authors sought to systematically collect explanted ventricular catheters from the Seattle Children's Hospital with a focus on elucidating the cellular mechanisms underlying obstruction. METHODS In the operating room, explanted hardware was placed in 4% paraformaldehyde. Weekly, samples were transferred to buffer solution and stored at 4°C. After consent was obtained for their use, catheters were labeled using cell-specific markers for astrocytes (glial fibrillary acidic protein), microglia (ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule 1), and choroid plexus (transthyretin) in conjunction with a nuclear stain (Hoechst). Catheters were mounted in custom polycarbonate imaging chambers. Three-dimensional, multispectral, spinning-disk confocal microscopy was used to image catheter cerebrospinal fluid-intake holes (10× objective, 499.2-μm-thick z-stack, 2.4-μm step size, Olympus IX81 inverted microscope with motorized stage and charge-coupled device camera). Values are reported as the mean ± standard error of the mean and were compared using a 2-tailed Mann-Whitney U-test. Significance was defined at p < 0.05. RESULTS Thirty-six ventricular catheters have been imaged to date, resulting in the following observations: 1) Astrocytes and microglia are the dominant cell types bound directly to catheter surfaces; 2) cellular binding to catheters is ubiquitous even if no grossly visible tissue is apparent; and 3) immunohistochemical techniques are of limited utility when a catheter has been exposed to Bugbee wire electrocautery. Statistical analysis of 24 catheters was performed, after excluding 7 catheters exposed to Bugbee wire cautery, 3 that were poorly fixed, and 2 that demonstrated pronounced autofluorescence. This analysis revealed that catheters with a microglia

  8. Icons of dentistry: Dr Leon Eisenbud.

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    Cranin, A Norman

    2006-01-01

    Dentistry has a long, often well documented history. Evidence of tooth pullings has been discovered in crude carvings on the walls of caves that are over 10,000 years old. The ancient Egyptians, the Athenians, and the early inhabitants of Rome required oral health care; in addition to tooth extractions, they underwent tumor removal, tamponade for hemorrhage, reduction of jaw fractures with gold wire ligatures, cautery using white hot platinum loops, and an additional variety of remedies and nostrums. Pain relief was offered, with courses of treatment as varied as postural change, alteration of ambient temperature, and vegetable and organic medicines in poultices or via oral and rectal routes. Through the centuries, great surgeons and physicians introduced various methods of treatment: Hippocrates codified ethical standards; Maimonides established pragmatic rules for physicians; LeFort categorized facial fractures; Pasteur clarified the need for sterilization; Semmelweis standardized antiseptic conditions in the operating theater; Morton and Wells discovered safer methods of analgesia; Freud explored the theraupeutic uses of narcotics; Roentgen championed X-ray imaging; Curie pioneered the use of chemotherapy; and Barton and Nightingale were models of empathy and patient care. In more recent times, we have profited from the genius of Watson and Crick (DNA); Fleming (penicillin); Venable and Stuck (Chrome-cobalt--molybdenum alloy); Gershkoff and Goldberg (the subperiosteal implant); Chercheve, Branemark, Linkow, Misch, Tatum, and Niznick (innovative root forms, titanium and its alloys, and sinus floor grafting). The 20th century has brought to us phenomenal imaging, breathtaking intrauterine fetal surgery, wildly promising stem cell research, and astonishing CADCAM techniques. We've had great teachers and clinicians who have introduced us to new forms of therapy and advanced methods, including the role of the hemidesmasomes, the essential elements of bone grafting

  9. Phase I Trial of Pelvic Nodal Dose Escalation With Hypofractionated IMRT for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

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    Adkison, Jarrod B.; McHaffie, Derek R.; Bentzen, Soren M.; Patel, Rakesh R.; Khuntia, Deepak [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI (United States); Petereit, Daniel G. [Department of Radiation Oncology, John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD (United States); Hong, Theodore S.; Tome, Wolfgang [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI (United States); Ritter, Mark A., E-mail: ritter@humonc.wisc.edu [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI (United States)

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    Purpose: Toxicity concerns have limited pelvic nodal prescriptions to doses that may be suboptimal for controlling microscopic disease. In a prospective trial, we tested whether image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can safely deliver escalated nodal doses while treating the prostate with hypofractionated radiotherapy in 5 Vulgar-Fraction-One-Half weeks. Methods and Materials: Pelvic nodal and prostatic image-guided IMRT was delivered to 53 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) high-risk patients to a nodal dose of 56 Gy in 2-Gy fractions with concomitant treatment of the prostate to 70 Gy in 28 fractions of 2.5 Gy, and 50 of 53 patients received androgen deprivation for a median duration of 12 months. Results: The median follow-up time was 25.4 months (range, 4.2-57.2). No early Grade 3 Radiation Therapy Oncology Group or Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v.3.0 genitourinary (GU) or gastrointestinal (GI) toxicities were seen. The cumulative actuarial incidence of Grade 2 early GU toxicity (primarily alpha blocker initiation) was 38%. The rate was 32% for Grade 2 early GI toxicity. None of the dose-volume descriptors correlated with GU toxicity, and only the volume of bowel receiving {>=}30 Gy correlated with early GI toxicity (p = 0.029). Maximum late Grades 1, 2, and 3 GU toxicities were seen in 30%, 25%, and 2% of patients, respectively. Maximum late Grades 1 and 2 GI toxicities were seen in 30% and 8% (rectal bleeding requiring cautery) of patients, respectively. The estimated 3-year biochemical control (nadir + 2) was 81.2 {+-} 6.6%. No patient manifested pelvic nodal failure, whereas 2 experienced paraaortic nodal failure outside the field. The six other clinical failures were distant only. Conclusions: Pelvic IMRT nodal dose escalation to 56 Gy was delivered concurrently with 70 Gy of hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy in a convenient, resource-efficient, and well-tolerated 28-fraction schedule. Pelvic nodal dose

  10. Safety and hemostatic efficacy of fibrin pad in partial nephrectomy: Results of an open-label Phase I and a randomized, standard-of-care-controlled Phase I/II study

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    Nativ Ofer

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bleeding severity, anatomic location, tissue characteristics, and visibility are common challenges encountered while managing intraoperative bleeding, and conventional hemostatic measures (suture, ligature, and cautery may sometimes be ineffective or impractical. While topical absorbable hemostats (TAH are useful hemostatic adjuvants, each TAH has associated disadvantages. Methods We evaluated the safety and hemostatic efficacy of a new advanced biologic combination product―fibrin pad―to potentially address some gaps associated with TAHs. Fibrin pad was assessed as adjunctive hemostat in open partial nephrectomy in single-center, open-label, Phase I study (N = 10, and as primary hemostat in multicenter, single-blind, randomized, standard-of-care (SOC-controlled Phase I/II study (N = 7 in Israel. It was used to control mild-to-moderate bleeding in Phase I and also spurting arterial bleeding in Phase I/II study. Phase I study assessed safety and Phase I/II study, proportion of successes at 10 min following randomization, analyzed by Fisher exact tests at 5% significance level. Results Phase I (N = 10: All patients completed the study. Hemostasis was achieved within 3–4 min (average = 3.1 min of a single application in all patients. Fibrin pad was found to be safe for human use, with no product-related adverse events reported. Phase I/II (N = 7: Hemostatic success at 10 min (primary endpoint was achieved in 3/4 patients treated with fibrin pad versus 0/3 patients treated with SOC. No clinically significant change in laboratory or coagulation parameters was recorded, except a case of post-procedural hemorrhage with fibrin pad, which was considered serious and related to the fibrin pad treatment, and required re-operation. Although Data Safety Monitoring Board authorized trial continuation, the sponsor decided against proceeding toward an indication for primary treatment of severe arterial

  11. Nd:YAG laser treatment of tumors of the oropharynx

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    Lippert, Burkard M.; Folz, Benedikt J.; Werner, Jochen A.

    1998-01-01

    The laser surgical treatment of carcinomas of the upper aerodigestive tract has become an established treatment modality at many otolaryngology departments throughout the laser years. The oncologic results that can be achieved with this surgical technique are quite as good as the results that can be achieved by conventional surgery, the functional results on the other hand often seem to be superior to conventional surgery. The Nd:YAG laser has so far rarely been used as a cutting device in the head and neck region. The fibertom mode is a new technique, which has been developed to make the employment of the Nd:YAG laser as a laser scalpel feasible. Between December 1995 and May 1997 thirty-five patients with squamous cell carinomas of the oral cavity were treated at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Kiel with the Nd:YAG laser in fibertom mode (30 - 50 Watt, cw-mode, 600 m bare fiber). The operative approach, intra- and postoperative complications, duration of the operation and of the healing process, as well as functional and oncologic results were documented and compared to the retrospectively raised data of a group of patients (n equals 25), that was treated by CO2 laser surgery. When working with the Nd:YAG laser in fibertom mode fewer hemorrhages during the actual dissection could be observed as opposed to dissection with the CO2 laser. By laser dissection with the Nd:YAG laser in fibertom mode the operation had to be interrupted to a much lesser extent for bipolar cautery, thus resulting in a reduced operation time. Until a complete reepithelialization of the laser wound was achieved an interval of 3 - 4 weeks went by. Following Nd:YAG laser excision the healing process was 7 - 10 days delayed when compared to CO2 laser surgery. The functional and oncologic results were quite satisfactory in both groups and no major difference between the two laser systems could be observed. The fibertom mode renders the use of the Nd

  12. [Peculiar history to formation of 'Freely recuperate zone' in the National Sanatorium Kuryu Rakusen-en, Gunma, Japan (relation between the 'Old Yunosawa-ward' and 'Freely recuperate zone' in the National Sanatorium Kuryu Rakusen-en)].

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    Kitahara, Makoto

    2011-09-01

    Hansen's disease sufferers had been visiting the hot spring, Kusatsu-Spa, in Gunma, Japan, for Toji (which means 'hot springs treatment' in Japanese) since the middle ages, as it was known reportedly for a long time to be effective in curing the disease. In 1869, Kusatsu-Spa was hit by a massive fire. The innkeepers, who suffered devastating damages, were trying to reconstruct the economy quickly by promoting the medical benefits of the hot spring. This made many Hansen's disease patients to visit and of which many stayed on a long term bases. They would use the hot spring with ordinary visitors. And, they had received the treatment of the spotted moxa cautery with the hot-spring treatment. Later on, Kusatsu- Spa became well known throughout Japan and as the numbers of ordinary visitors increased, they voiced their concerns in sharing the hot spring with the Hansen's disease patients. Therefore, the innkeepers decided to move the patients to another district called Yunosawa and suggested to make a special village of just the patients. In 1887, the representative of the patients came to an agreement with the mayor of Yunosawa to establish a treatment centre there. Yunosawa became part of an administrative area of Kusatsu Town. The area seemed to become a local-governing area mainly shaped by Hansen's disease sufferers and the first legal residential area where Hansen's disease sufferers were given citizenships and may convalesce freely. However, in 1931, leprosy prevention law was passed, and the Japanese government built a new medical treatment centre of Hansen's disease, 4km away from Kusatsu- Spa, which is called National Sanatorium Kuryu Rakusen-en. After deliberations with the representative of the Hansen's disease patients living in the Yunosawa area and the governor of Gunma Prefecture, who received the order from the Japanese government to move them, had agreed to the mass relocation in 1941. This is how Yunosawa had closed its 55 years history and many

  13. The role of extensionists in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in the adoption and rejection of providing pain relief to calves for dehorning.

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    Hötzel, M J; Sneddon, J N

    2013-03-01

    The majority of dairy calves around the world are dehorned with methods that cause them pain and distress. In some dairy production systems, extensionists may influence dehorning practices used on farm through their advisory and knowledge-transfer role. The aims of this study were to investigate Brazilian extensionists' knowledge, beliefs, and behavior regarding dehorning dairy calves. As little research has addressed this question, a qualitative, theory-building approach was used and the theory of planned behavior was used as a conceptual framework to guide data collection and analysis. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 15 extensionists working in Santa Catarina, Brazil, to examine their role in the adoption and rejection of pain-mitigation strategies at dehorning. The interview transcripts were free coded, identifying 9 major themes within and across interviews. Transcribed interview responses were then coded to constructs in the theory of planned behavior. The themes and constructs that emerged through analysis of the interview responses were combined to develop a conceptual model of extensionists' beliefs, attitudes, and behavior toward recommending protocols for dehorning aimed at minimizing pain. The extensionists interviewed believed that it was necessary to dehorn all dairy replacement heifers. Despite being aware of methods to minimize pain during and after dehorning, all of the interviewees recommended or used the hot cautery method, with no pain control. This method was described as the most effective, cheapest, safest, and fastest method of dehorning. The majority (12) of interviewees rejected the caustic paste method, citing negative past experiences or unfamiliarity with the method and the belief that the method is less practical and riskier for farmers. More than half of the interviewees did not recognize dehorning as painful or expressed the belief that the pain associated with the procedure did not justify the use of pain

  14. Quality audit of colonoscopy reports amongst patients screened or surveilled for colorectal neoplasia

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    Daphnée Beaulieu; Alan Barkun; Myriam Martel

    2012-01-01

    AIM:To complete a quality audit using recently published criteria from the Quality Assurance Task Group of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.METHtODS:Consecutive colonoscopy reports of patients at average/high risk screening,or with a prior colorectal neoplasia (CRN) by endoscopists who perform 11 000 procedures yearly,using a commercial computerized endoscopic report generator.A separate institutional database providing pathological results.Required documentation included patient demographics,history,procedure indications,technical descriptions,colonoscopy findings,interventions,unplanned events,follow-up plans,and pathology results.Reports abstraction employed a standardized glossary with 10% independent data validation.Sample size calculations determined the number of reports needed.RESULTS:Two hundreds and fifty patients (63.2 ±10.5 years,female:42.8%,average risk:38.5%,personal/family history of CRN:43.3%/20.2%) were scoped in June 2009 by 8 gastroenterologists and 3 surgeons (mean practice:17.1 ± 8.5 years).Procedural indication and informed consent were always documented.14% provided a previous colonoscopy date (past polypremoval information in 25%,but insufficient in most to determine surveillance intervals appropriateness).Most procedural indicators were recorded (exam date:98.4%,medications:99.2%,difficulty level:98.8%,prep quality:99.6%).All reports noted extent of visualization (cecum:94.4%,with landmarks noted in 78.8%-photodocumentation:67.2%).No procedural times were recorded.One hundred and eleven had polyps (44.4%) with anatomic location noted in 99.1%,size in 65.8%,morphology in 62.2%; removal was by cold biopsy in 25.2% (cold snare:18%,snare cautery:31.5%,unrecorded:20.7%),84.7% were retrieved.Adenomas were noted in 24.8%(advanced adenomas:7.6%,cancer:0.4%) in this population with varying previous colonic investigations.CONCLUSION:This audit reveals lacking reported items

  15. Retinal detachment surgery with silicone oil injection in transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy Cirurgia de descolamento de retina com injeção de óleo de silicone no sistema de vitrectomia transconjuntival sem sutura de 23-gauge

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    Rubens Camargo Siqueira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To report a surgical technique for retinal detachment surgery using transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy with silicone oil injection. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with retinal detachment underwent vitreoretinal surgery using a transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy system. At the end of the procedure silicone oil was injected into all eyes through a microcannula. After removing the microcannula, a bipolar cautery was used in the conjunctiva over the wound to prevent silicone oil reflux. RESULTS: In all patients retinal reattachment and injection of silicone oil through transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy system was possible. Retinal re-detachment occurred in 8 patients (25.80% who were submitted to a new vitreoretinal surgery by the technique described above, however, more extensive retinotomy was necessary in all cases, specially inferiorly. Three patients (9.67% presented silicone oil leakage in subconjuntival compartment. Another surgical procedure was necessary to remove the subconjuntival silicone oil. CONCLUSIONS: The retinal detachment surgery with silicone oil injection in transconjunctival sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy is a safe and efficient technique to repair retinal detachment and it has the advantage of being minimally invasive.OBJETIVOS: Relatar técnica cirúrgica para descolamento de retina utilizando sistema de 23-gauge com injeção de óleo de silicone. MÉTODOS: Trinta e um pacientes com descolamento da retina foram submetidos a cirurgia vitreorretiniana usando o sistema 23-gauge de vitrectomia transconjuntival sem sutura. Ao final do procedimento o óleo de silicone foi injetado em todos os olhos através de uma microcânula. Após a retirada da microcânula, foi utilizado cautério bipolar na incisão conjuntival para prevenir o vazamento do óleo de silicone. RESULTADOS: Em todos os pacientes foi possível reaplicar a retina e injetar o óleo de silicone através do sistema 23

  16. THE PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN SPONTANEOUS HEALING PROCESS OF BILIARY TRACT ELECTRICAL BURNS%胆道电灼伤自我修复过程的病理改变

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    司有庆; 吴鹏飞; 方圆; 司有谊; 孙礼侠

    2011-01-01

    目的 调查一定强度一定时间一定部位的电凝后,胆管组织自我修复的病理过程,为术中即时修复胆管电灼伤提供理论和动物实验中的依据.方法 将 40 只新西兰白兔用随机数字表法均分成电灼后1周组、2周组、4周组、8周组和假手术组.高频手术器20 W功率电凝l s,取各时间点胆管做 HE 染色并进行观察和分析.结果 第1周内为修复过程的炎症期,第1周至第4周内为修复过程的组织形成期,第4周内至第8周为修复过程的组织塑性期.除假手术组外各组距电灼点2.5 mm、5 mm、7.5 mm处均有病理改变.结论 肝外胆管电灼伤实际损伤范围远大于肉眼所见.肝外胆管电灼伤自我修复进程远慢于普通手术切口愈合进程.胆管上皮细胞的增殖、分化对胆管电灼伤的自我修复起到关键的作用.%Objective To investigate certain period of time, certain parts, and certain intensity of electric coagulation caused bile duct burns by ordinary light microscope, including the extent and scope of damage, the pathological process of self-repair. This animal experiments provide some theoretical basis for the immediate repair of intraoperative bile duct electrical bums. Methods The 45 New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks group after cauterization and sham operation group. 20W power high-frequency electric coagulation surgical unit worked 1s. Did HE staining of bile duct and then made observation and analysis. Results The inflammation phase of repair process occurred in the first week; The proliferative phase of repair process was from the 1 st week to the 4th week; The remodeling phase of repair process was from the 4th week to 8th week. From the electro-cautery point 2. 5 mm, 5 mm, 7. 5 mm, vary degrees of bile duct pathological changes occurred in all groups except normal group. Conclusion The actual damage range of electrical burns of extrahepatic bile duct is

  17. Laparoscopic repair for vesicouterine fistulae

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    Rafael A. Maioli

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: The purpose of this video is to present the laparoscopic repair of a VUF in a 42-year-old woman, with gross hematuria, in the immediate postoperative phase following a cesarean delivery. The obstetric team implemented conservative management, including Foley catheter insertion, for 2 weeks. She subsequently developed intermittent hematuria and cystitis. The urology team was consulted 15 days after cesarean delivery. Cystoscopy indicated an ulcerated lesion in the bladder dome of approximately 1.0cm in size. Hysterosalpingography and a pelvic computed tomography scan indicated a fistula. Materials and Methods: Laparoscopic repair was performed 30 days after the cesarean delivery. The patient was placed in the lithotomy position while also in an extreme Trendelenburg position. Pneumoperitoneum was established using a Veress needle in the midline infra-umbilical region, and a primary 11-mm port was inserted. Another 11-mm port was inserted exactly between the left superior iliac spine and the umbilicus. Two other 5-mm ports were established under laparoscopic guidance in the iliac fossa on both sides. The omental adhesions in the pelvis were carefully released and the peritoneum between the bladder and uterus was incised via cautery. Limited cystotomy was performed, and the specific sites of the fistula and the ureteral meatus were identified; thereafter, the posterior bladder wall was adequately mobilized away from the uterus. The uterine rent was then closed using single 3/0Vicryl sutures and two-layer watertight closure of the urinary bladder was achieved by using 3/0Vicryl sutures. An omental flap was mobilized and inserted between the uterus and the urinary bladder, and was fixed using two 3/0Vicryl sutures, followed by tube drain insertion. Results: The operative time was 140 min, whereas the blood loss was 100ml. The patient was discharged 3 days after surgery, and the catheter was removed 12 days after surgery

  18. Case-paired analysis of the indications for percutaneous laser disc decompression%经皮激光椎间盘减压术适应证的病例配对分析

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    郑叶滨; 杜凡; 杨军

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In recent years, percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) has been developed gradually in China. But there have been fewer further studies on the indications and contraindications for the use of the therapy.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the therapeutic effect after the choice of the indications for PLDD.DESIGN: A case-paired observational analysis with the patients as the subjects.SETTING: The Department of Radiology and Department of Soft Injuries of the 474 Hospital of Chinese PLA.PARTICIPANTS: We recruited inpatients of the 474 Hospital of Chinese PLA after PLDD between August 1998 and December 2004 as subjects for this research. Totally 68 cases were involved. According to the same gender, the closeness in age, the cases were matched and divided into 2 groups (eg. If there were 2 or more than 2 cases with the same age, the case whose disease course is the closest one was chosen): poor indication group (n=34) and good indication group (n=34).METHODS: A pillow was put under the belly of the patient who lay face down on the angiographic bed with the side with serious symptoms near the outside of the bed (the side where doctor operated). Symbols were marked on the body surface under the fluoroscopy. The waist was subjected to conventional sterilization and was paved with a piece of sterile cloth. 5 Ml of lydocaine was used for anesthesia. 8-12 cm to the posterior central midline of the diseased side, an incision was made to insert the needle according to the fat and thinness of the patients, and attention to the angle adjustment was needed to enter the intervertebral disc through "the secure triangle"beneath the nerve root so that 5 mm of the exposed front segment covered the needle end completely. Cautery was made with 15 W laser for every 1s after an interval of 4 s. The total output power of laser was adjusted according to the area of intervertebral disc, which was usually 1 200-1 700joules. The gas produced should be drawn out during the cautery, and

  19. 额颞开颅颞前叶切除术中颞肌处理的技术问题%Management of temporal muscle in anterior temporal lobectomy during fronto-temporal craniotomy

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    苏崇德; 常鹏飞

    2011-01-01

    Objective Anterior temporal lobectomy and fronto-temporal craniotomy are the traditional surgical method for temporal lobe epilespy, in which management of temporal muscle is crucial. Any improper management of temporal muscle may result in the atrophy of post-operative temporal muscle. The study aims to put forward the surgical principles and techniques for the management of temporal muscle in fronto-temporal craniotomy according to our experiences and the anatomic study. Methods On the basis of anatomic study of fronto-temporal region and the literature review, the following surgical principles were put forward: firstly, during the incision and elevation of fronto-temporal scalp flap, the superficial temporal artery and the branches of facial nerves should be well preserved; secondly, preservation of temporal fascia attachment on the superior temporal line was helpful for the anatomic restoration of the temporal muscle; thirdly, retrograde dissection of the temporal muscle together with the temporal fascia was important; fourthly, wider stem of temporal muscle flap should be preserved and the transection of the muscle should be avoided; lastly, monopolar cautery was not suggested in the dissection of temporal muscle. Results Sixty-eight patients underwent the craniotomy according to the above-mentioned principles. Only 3 patients suffered the postoperative chewing ache in temporal region. No case of temporal muscle atrophy was found in 43 cases during 6 months to 2 years' follow-up. Conclusion Proper management of the temporal muscle and innervated nerves and arteries is helpful for the exposure and important for the prevention of complication, such as atrophy of temporal muscle.%目的 额颞开颅、颞前叶切除术是外科治疗颞叶癫痫的基本术式,开颅术中颞肌的处理是一个关键环节,如果手术操作不当会产生颞肌萎缩等并发症.本文总结了我们手术的经验,根据额颞区的解剖特点,提出额颞开颅术中颞

  20. Inhibition of corneal neovascularization by tissue factor pathway inhibitor 2 gene transfection in situ%原位转染组织因子途径抑制物2基因抑制兔角膜新生血管形成

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    俞建雄; 袁静

    2007-01-01

    组织因子途径抑制物2及基质金属蛋白酶表达:Ⅲ组实验兔角膜组织组织因子途径抑制物2基因表达高于Ⅰ,Ⅱ组(P<0.01);Ⅲ组角膜组织MMP-1,2,3表达较Ⅰ,Ⅱ组降低,以MMP-1,3下降显著.结论:质粒pBos-Cite-neo/组织因子途径抑制物2含有组织因子途径抑制物2基因,局部转染后角膜组织表达组织因子途径抑制物2升高,通过抑制基质金属蛋白酶的活性而抑制角膜新生血管生长.%BACKGROUND: Some studies have demonstrated that the degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM), which matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) participates in, plays a key step in the corneal neovascularization (CNV). Tissue factor pathway inhibitor 2 (TFPI-2), a new type serine proteinase inhibitor found recently, can effectively inhibit the activity of MMPs. Whether TFPI-2 gene transfection can influence CNV is unclear.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of TFPI-2 gene transfection on CNV.DESIGN: Randomized controlled experiment.SETTING: Laboratory for Department of Surgery, Wuhan Union Hospital; Central Laboratory, the Affiliated Third Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University.MATERIALS: This study was carried out in the laboratory for Department of Surgery of Wuhan Union Hospital and State Central Laboratory of the Third Hospital Affiliated to Sun Yat-sen University between June 2004 and March 2006. Sixty healthy purebred adult New Zealand rabbits of either gender, weighing 2.5 to 3.0 kg, were involved. Preoperatively, no obvious anterior segment ocular lesion was found by slit-lamp examination. pBos-Cite-neo/TFPl-2 was kindly gifted by Dr. Zhong Ren (Department of Hematology, Union Hospital). Peroxydase blocking agent, nonimmune goat serum,mouse anti-human MMP-1, 2 and 3 monoclonal antibodies, biotin labeled goat-anti-mouse IgG second antibody (Santa cruz Company) were used in this study.METHODS: Experimental intervention: Experimental rabbit models of CNV were created in each group by silver nitrate cautery. Then, the rabbit models were

  1. 腔镜辅助下McKeown术式切除食管癌507例临床体会%McKeown minimally invasive esophagectomy for the treatment of esophageal cancer: a report of 507 cases

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    陈保富; 孔敏; 朱成楚; 张波; 叶中瑞; 王春国; 马德华; 叶敏华

    2013-01-01

    after McKeown minimally invasive esophagectomy(MMIE) for the treatment of esophageal cancer.Methods From August 1997 to December 2012,MMIE was performed in 507 patients.Esophageal tumors located in the upper in 39(7.69%),middle in 312(61.54%),lower in 156(30.77%).Preoperative neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy was used in 21 cases (4.14 %).Resection was performed for squamous cancer (463 cases,91.32 %),adenocarcinoma and other histologic types (44 cases,8.68%) in patients with stages 0 (55,10.85%),Ⅰ (167,32.94%),Ⅱ (203,40.04%),Ⅲ (69,13.61%),and Ⅳ (13,2.56%) disease.Surgery were completed by thoracoscopic and laparotomy(281 cases,55.42%),total thoracoscopic/laparoscopic approach(179 cases,35.31%),thoracotomy and laparoscopic (32 cases,6.31%),conversion to thoracotomy/laparotomy (15 cases,2.96%).Results MMIE was successfully completed in 492(97.04%) patients.The operative time of thoracoscopic the esophagus free and pleural lymph node dissection was(81.5 ±34.7)min(60-180 min),laparoscopic stomach free and abdominal area lymphadenectomy was 60.3 ± 17.5)min(40-105 min).The blood loss of thoracoscopic surgery was(105.2 ±73.1) m1(55-1080 ml),laparoscopic surgery (43.5 ±21.4)m1(30-350ml).The total number of lymph node dissection was 5-48[(23.7 ± 11.5)/case],the number of thoracic lymph node dissection was 3-32 [(14.6 ± 7.7)/case],abdominal lymph node dissection 2-29 [(8.7 ±5.2)/case)],and neck lymph node dissection 0-7 [(1.3 ± 1.1)/case].198 cases of esophageal reconstruction after esophageal bed,309 cases through the sternum approach.The whole group were no deaths,intraoperative bleeding in 3 cases due to the azygos vein/spleen injury,the hook cautery/ultrasound surgery the knife accidentally injure trachea 3 cases,the non-focal cause 13 cases of thoracic duct injury,9 cases of atrial fibrillation,esophageal resection margin-positive R1 resection in 3 cases.Major complications in the early postoperative period,lung infection rate was