Surgeons' preferences and anxiety levels in paediatric adenotonsillectomy: European perspective.
CONCLUSION: Cold dissection is still the preferred surgical modality for adenotonsillectomy, while both suture ligation and electrocautery are used for haemostasis. Paediatric adenotonsillectomy is likely to generate anxiety in ENT surgeons, and the possibility of secondary post-tonsillectomy bleeding increases the anxiety levels of surgeons in the post-operative period. PMID: 30907332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Percutaneous reduction and fixation of pelvic ring fractures is now widely accepted as a safe and effective treatment method. The only exception remains reduction and fixation of pubic symphyseal injuries. Several units from China and one from Spain have published clinical and biomechanical studies supporting percutaneous reduction and fixation of the pubic symphysis with various screw configurations. The initial clinical results are promising. Biomechanical data show there is little difference between plate and screw fixation. We review the current literature and also present a case performed by ourselve...
Conclusions: There is a scarcity of surgical providers in pediatric orthopaedic centers proficient in Spanish, demonstrating a large discrepancy with the growing Hispanic population. Interpreter services are widely available, although there is variability in the services provided. Considerable barriers exist to Spanish-speaking patients who attempt to access care by phone or online.
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Estefanía Conde Blanco, María Centeno, Esther Tio, Desiree Muriana, Juan José García Peñas, Pedro Serrano, Antonio Gil Nagel, Jose Serratosa, Ángeles Pérez Jiménez, Manuel Toledo, Antonio Donaire, Isabel Manzanares, Olga Betrán, Mar Carreño
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Po-Ting Lin, Wei Teng, Wen-Juei Jeng, Chun-Yen Lin
Conclusions: Timing of colonoscopy in acute LGIB may not significantly affect patient outcomes. Timing should therefore be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Thrombocytopenia is a consequence of portal hypertension and is the most common hematological manifestation of chronic liver disease (CLD) (ie, cirrhosis). Data indicates the rates of CLD are increasing and, as a result, so will the incidence of this complication. Although bleeding risks are only relevant when elective procedures are performed, this is a frequent concern as these procedures are commonly part of the spectrum of care for patients with cirrhosis. As such, thrombocytopenia remains a pertinent issue. Fortunately, we now have effective and accurate treatment modalities to raise platelet counts before scheduled p...
Conclusion: Both ESTD and ESD are safe and effective therapies for early-stage esophageal cancer wider than or equal to one half the esophageal circumference. The dissection speed of ESTD is faster than that of ESD.
Introduction: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-directed transgastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (EDGE) is a minimally invasive option for pancreaticobiliary access in patients with Roux-en-Y anatomy. The procedure involves creating a fistulous tract between the remnant stomach or jejunum and the bypassed stomach with the deployment of a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS), followed by the advancement of an endoscope through the LAMS to perform an ERCP or EUS. It is a technically challenging procedure, requiring skills in EUS, fluoroscopy, and LAMS deployment. The aim of this study was to determine the learni...
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