M.ALSHEIKH Technique: Modification to the Soft Tissue Reduction in the Baha ® Attract Surgery
AbstractTo describe a modification to the Baha® Attract surgical technique that aims to enhance skin closure, create smooth skin across the surface of the wound, reduce surgery time, and improve cosmetics of the surgical site. Retrospective chart review. Patients were implanted between 2014 and 2016 at King Fahad General Hospital (KFGH) (Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). 20 adult patients (11 males, 9 females), all eligible for Baha® Attract system. One patient only had a previous Baha® surgery. The normal Baha® Attract surgical technique with modification to the soft tissue reduction stage is described. The mean surgical time was 35.25 min (range 25–55). Bleeding was present but not significant and easily controlled in four patients. All patients received the 4 mm implant. None of the patients experienced severe pain. The postoperative follow-up period was 6 months for 7 patients and 8 months for 13 patients. Patient feedba ck and monitoring indicates a good hearing performance and comfort in all patients. The modified Baha® Attract surgical method causes less postoperative complication, improve cosmetic effect, and provide shorter operative time compared to the conventional Attract procedure.
Conclusions: Severe malaria is a highly frequent event in pregnant women, without differences by Plasmodium species. It shows early recognizable dangers signs. Hospital under-reporting was identified in 88% of severe cases as well as a lack of laboratory tests for a more comprehensive diagnosis. A protocol for the clinical diagnosis of pregnant women with malaria is required. PMID: 31529822 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: We identified a subgroup of patients at higher risk of being infertile after the diagnosis of isthmocele and a subgroup of patients who could benefit the most in terms of fertility after minimally invasive hysteroscopic surgery. PMID: 31528130 [PubMed]
DiscussionPCOs measured in studies of mpMRI or MRI-guided biopsy thus far have mostly been physical outcomes, with some evidence that MRI tests are associated with less frequent adverse outcomes compared with transrectal ultrasound biopsy. There was very little evidence for the effect of mpMRI and MRI-guided biopsy on emotional, cognitive, social, or behavioral outcomes.
BY MATTHEW WU, &DEANDRE WILLIANS, MDA 2-year-old girl presented to the emergency department for abdominal pain with urination. She had been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection three days earlier, and was in the process of completing a course of antibiotics.The pain with urination made it difficult to void urine even when soaking in warm baths, according to the patient's parents. Her mother said the patient had to be bribed to drink anything. Their daughter did not urinate for 14 hours before arriving at our ED. They were concerned about dehydration due to the lack of fluid intake. The patient also refused to ta...
CONCLUSION: Envenomation by subaquatic species is common and preventable yet the dissemination of the appropriate knowledge is limited. This knowledge summary provides pertinent information aimed at divers in preventing and managing such injuries. PMID: 31523798 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: There is very low-certainty evidence regarding the use of GECS for treatment of PTS as assessed by two small studies of short duration. One study reported beneficial haemodynamic effects, while one found no benefits on PTS severity compared to control/placebo stockings. There is very limited evidence for adverse effects, patient satisfaction, QoL, and compliance rates. There is low-certainty evidence favouring use of intermittent pneumatic compression devices compared to a control device for the treatment of severity owing to different measurements used by the studies reporting on this outcome and small studie...
ConclusionWater vapor endometrial ablation preserved an accessible uterine cavity and visualization of the ostia in the majority of subjects, with minimal incidence of severe adhesions a mean of four years following the ablation procedure.
ConclusionsEndovascular coil fiducial placement for lung SBRT is associated with high procedural success rates and lower rates of clinically relevant complications than transthoracic marker placement.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between intraday timing of outpatient pediatric tonsillectomy and revisit outcomes and complications. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of New York databases. SETTING: Ambulatory surgery, emergency department and inpatient hospital settings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The State Ambulatory Surgery, State Emergency Department and State Inpatient Databases for 2010-2011 were analyzed for revisits. Outcomes assessed were revisits for any reason, bleeding, acute pain or fever, nausea, vomiting and dehydration. The relationships between the hour of admissio...
Patients who have undergone endometrial ablation may present a diagnostic challenge when they present years later for vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or postmenopausal bleeding. Extensive scarring of the uterine cavity often precludes evaluation and/or conservative treatment. To further research this topic, we performed a hysteroscopic examination a mean 4 years after study subjects had undergone water vapor endometrial ablation.