Analysis of clinical efficacy of endo-LIF in the treatment of single-segment lumbar degenerative diseases
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Wenjie Wu, Sen Yang, Wenbo Diao, Donggui Wang, Yang Guo, Ming Yan, Fei LuoAbstractAn innovative concept was proposed to treat the lumbar degenerative diseases with full-endoscopic translaminar lumbar interbody fusion (Endo-TLIF) and the efficacy was evaluated. A total of 44 patients from January 2017 to October 2018 were enrolled, including 20 patients undergoing full-endoscopic TLIF and 24 patients undergoing standard open TLIF. The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score, Oswestry Dability Index (ODI) and intervertebral fusion were observed in both groups at the last follow-up. The height and width of intervertebral foramen and height of intervertebral space were evaluated via imaging. Mean follow-up time for all patients 13.2 ± 3.2 months. The average operation time was 184.3 ± 70.6 min in experimental group and 191.1 ± 32.4 min in control group. The amount of bleeding was 38.5 ± 19.5 mL and 214.6 ± 61.6 mL. The VAS score was 4.9 ± 1.0 points in experimental group and 4.8 ± 1.0 points in control group before operation, and 0.8 ± 0.6 points and 0.8 ± 0.7 points at the last follow-up. The ODI was 83.5 ± 7.8% and 87.8 ± 5.9% before operation, and 9.9 ± 3.6% and 9.3 ± 3.7% at the last follow-up. The height and width of intervertebra...
[Oral health and oral hygiene conditions and nutritional status in children attending a health facility in the Huánuco Region, Peru]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2019 Oct-Dec;36(4):653-657 Authors: Vargas-Palomino KE, Chipana-Herquinio CR, Arriola-Guillén LE Abstract In order to determine the association between oral health and oral hygiene conditions and nutritional status in children using a health facility in the Huánuco region, a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 118 children who attended the Growth and Development Control (CRED) of the health clinic "...
CONCLUSION: In real-world patients at high risk of bleeding, implantation of the polymer-free metallic stent coated with Biolimus-A9 (Biofreedom®; Biosensors Europe, Morges, Switzerland) followed by 1 -month DAPT showed encouraging results without any stent thrombosis. PMID: 31965195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: HSV may induce perianal infections, anal infections and HSV proctitis. Diagnosis of HSV1 and HSV2 using PCR is recommended. Anal and genital HSV infections are a risk factor for subsequent HIV infection. The risk is higher for HSV2 infection due to more frequent recurrences. PMID: 31965208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionSurgery in NF1 vascular involvement should be considered on a case by case basis especially when the risk of iatrogenesis is high. Surgeons need to be aware of hemorrhagic risks, which could occur because of vessel friability.
ConclusionVE is a new useful tool for the preoperative collection of data on small polypoid lesions in the small bowel.
Conclusion(s)Office hysteroscopy is a well tolerated procedure and prior use of analgesic medication was not effective in decreasing pain. In selected patients with chronic pelvic pain the use prior analgesic medication may be beneficial.
Discussion: Our study demonstrates the efficacy and safety of the use of LAMS for the drainage of intraabdominal fluid collections in pediatric patients, although the number of patients included is limited.
ConclusionIn attempted suicide by crossbow involving the head and neck, airway management depends on the possibility of exposure of the glottis, the bolt exit wound and safe access to the anterior neck.
ConclusionThe use of the esophageal fistula at the anterior cervical region as a route for PEG insertion is a safe and practical alternative, highly to be recommended.
Authors: Dominique I, Ecochard R, Morel-Journel N, Terrier JE, Paparel P, Ruffion A, Champetier D Abstract INTRODUCTION: Preoperative information is a key to adherence to treatment for the patients, but may be misunderstood because of its density and complexity. The aim of this study was to assess comprehension and satisfaction of patients about preoperative information of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery. Factors influencing patient understanding were also studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS: It was a monocentric study on questionnaires including every patients planned for BPH surgery, whatever the surgica...