Peer review report 2 on Long-term Results of Open repair of Popliteal Artery Aneurysm

Publication date: January–December 2015 Source:Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 4, Supplement 1
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

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We report on the use of a rhomboid flap for partial closure of a tracheal stoma. The rhomboid flap is a local flap that is frequently used by plastic surgeons because of its broad applications and not being very invasive. This is a low invasive and simple technique for partial closure of an excessively enlarged stoma.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
This study sought to compare patient demographics, operative course, and peri-operative outcomes between unilateral and bilateral cleft patients. Primary cleft lip repairs were isolated from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric Database (NSQIP-P). Unilateral and bilateral cases of primary cleft lip were identified by ICD codes. Demographics, comorbidities, and post-operative outcomes were compared between cohorts. Patients were propensity matched to control for differences before repeating the analysis. About 4550 cleft lip repairs were evaluated over the 5-year period. Of the cases where the cleft t...
Source: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Plast Surg Hand Surg Source Type: research
Haanstra and coauthors1 share the results from their randomized controlled trial assessing the impact of proximal colon chromoendoscopy for the detection of neoplasia at baseline and follow-up colonoscopy in patients with Lynch syndrome (LS) performed across 6 centers in the Netherlands. In the trial, indigo carmine chromoendoscopy application in the proximal colon was compared with standard white-light endoscopy (WLE) in 246 mismatch repair gene mutation carriers. Although chromoendoscopy led to a significantly increased median withdrawal time (19 vs 12 minutes), no improvement in the number of patients detected with neop...
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Treatment of acute triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear using arthroscopic suture repair has been used as a general treatment method, but it is difficult to obtain perfect results in all cases. We evaluated clinical and radiologic outcomes of the acute TFCC tear with distal radioulnar joint instability using the arthroscopic suture repair with pronator quadratus (PQ) advancement. Altogether, 80 patients (48 male, 32 female; mean ± SD age, 37.3 ± 11.5 years; mean ± SD follow-up, 23.7 ± 11.4 months) were enrolled in the study. Follow-up was at least 12 months (range, 12–38 months). ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Flexor tendon lacerations represent an important economic burden to our health care system, even when compared with other common hand conditions. Specifically, indirect costs, such as missed workdays, are the major contributor toward the total cost these injuries incur on society, accounting for upward of 89% of the total cost. This suggests that we should focus our efforts to improve treatments and rehabilitation protocols which decrease these indirect costs.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions The overall revision rate was 9.6%, which is relatively lower than that in other cleft centers. However, the repair technique and cleft care program should not be evaluated using the revision rate only. Various factors, including surgeons' preference, contribute to the indications for revision, and these factors can change with age. We plan to follow up the patients until our completion of the cleft care program and report the final revision rate.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions The CSA system is an appropriate source for harvesting dual skin paddle CASP flap. Use of this flap for the reconstruction of complex soft-tissue defects in the extremities in children is an alternative approach that reduces morbidity and improves the cosmetic outcome at the donor site.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Insurance company policies do not recognize the spectrum of patients with DR and the necessity of abdominoplasty to relieve symptoms of patients with severe debilitation. The current Common Procedural Terminology coding classifies abdominoplasty to repair DR solely as a cosmetic procedure. Policies for DR repair should be amended to include a functional procedure reimbursement for severe DR and include detailed guidelines for coverage requirements to simplify the reimbursement process.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research
Ventrix, a spin-off company of the University of California San Diego, has developed a special hydrogel that can be injected into the heart to provide a platform for cardiac repair following a heart attack. The technology was just tested in humans fo...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Materials Source Type: blogs
Publication date: 16 September 2019Source: Cancer Cell, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Claudio Scuoppo, Shan ZhaIn this issue of Cancer Cell, Parvin and colleagues identify the expression of LMO2 as a biomarker for DNA repair defects in lymphomas. Using isogenic cell lines and xenografts, the authors show that expression of LMO2 predicts sensitivity to PARP inhibition, especially in combination with genotoxic therapy.
Source: Cancer Cell - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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