Epidemiology and Disparities in Care: The Impact of Socioeconomic Status, Gender, and Race on the Presentation, Management, and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Ventral Hernia Repair.
Abstract More research is needed with regards to gender, race, and socioeconomic status on ventral hernia presentation, management, and outcomes. The role of culture and geography in hernia-related health care remains unknown. Currently existing nationwide registries have thus far yielded at best a modest overview of disparities in hernia care. The significant variation in care relative to gender, race, and socioeconomic status suggests that there is room for improvement in providing consistent care for patients with hernias. PMID: 29754613 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Cherla DV, Poulose B, Prabhu AS Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Quality Measures in Hernia Surgery.
This article defines what quality means in hernia surgery, how it is measured, who measures it, and how it is reported. Key governmental organizations responsible are highlighted. Although striving for high quality seems relatively straightforward, it is a challenge to account for all variables. Most definitions of quality are based on products and derived from minimum standards. This transition to basing it on health care delivery is ongoing, challenging, and incredibly important for the future of patients. PMID: 29754614 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rosen MJ Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Establishing a Hernia Program.
Abstract Hernia repair is one of the most common operations performed by surgeons; however, there is neither consistency in practice nor broadly accepted guidelines to advise best practices. Hernia Programs can help shape guidelines through voluntary participation, inclusion, continuous quality improvement, education, and research by all stakeholders involved in hernia surgery at the institution. Once established, a Hernia Program can improve the delivery of care and outcomes of hernia patients, leading to added value for the institution and health care system. PMID: 29754615 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Th...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Krpata DM Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Updates in Mesh and Biomaterials.
This article provides an update on synthetic, biologic, and biosynthetic mesh research since the 2013 Surgical Clinics of North America hernia publication and highlights the future of mesh research. This update features research that has been conducted since the prior publication to guide surgeons to choose the best and most appropriate mesh for their patients. PMID: 29754616 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthews BD, Paton L Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Role of Prophylactic Mesh Placement for Laparotomy and Stoma Creation.
This article reviews the current literature and determines the utility of prophylactic mesh placement in prevention of incisional and parastomal hernias. PMID: 29754617 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rhemtulla IA, Messa CA, Enriquez FA, Hope WW, Fischer JP Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Preoperative Planning and Patient Optimization.
This article reviews the literature that supports routine expectations for smoking cessation; weight loss; diabetic, nutritional, or metabolic optimization; and decolonization techniques before ventral hernia repair. These methods diminish postoperative complications. In an era of value-centric care, an upfront investment in patient optimization can improve the quality of the repair by reducing wound morbidity and hernia recurrence, naturally translating to a reduction in cost. The adoption of these practices and further study aimed at identifying other effective optimization techniques are encouraged. PMID: 29754618 ...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Petro CC, Prabhu AS Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols: Rationale and Components.
Abstract Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are spreading throughout various fields in surgery. ERAS protocols involve the implementation of evidence-based elements of care that are applied throughout the entire perioperative period to facilitate optimal recovery for the patient. ERAS protocols have been associated with improvements in quality of care, patient-reported and operative outcomes, and patient safety as well as reductions in cost. Thus, ERAS protocols have led to an overall improvement in health care value for the patient and the health care system. PMID: 29754619 [PubMed - in process...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kleppe KL, Greenberg JA Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Incisional Hernia Repair: Open Retromuscular Approaches.
Abstract In this article, we discuss concepts, surgical techniques and published literature about the most common abdominal wall reconstructive techniques performed with retromuscular mesh placement through an open approach. PMID: 29754620 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tastaldi L, Alkhatib H Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Incisional Hernia Repair: Minimally Invasive Approaches.
Abstract A common surgical procedure, ventral hernia repair has long been a vexing problem, with no clear standard for repair and significant postoperative morbidity. Laparoscopic repair has the clear advantage of lower postoperative morbidity. However, application of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is often limited by patient factors and hernia morphology. Long-term complications of intraperitoneal mesh and recurrence are concerning. Robotic-assisted surgery is the latest advance in minimally invasive hernia repair, combining the advantages of open repair with complete abdominal wall reconstruction and restora...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Warren JA, Love M Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Umbilical Hernia Repair: Overview of Approaches and Review of Literature.
Abstract Umbilical hernias are ubiquitous, and surgery is indicated in symptomatic patients. Umbilical hernia defects can range from small (
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Appleby PW, Martin TA, Hope WW Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Parastomal Hernias.
Abstract Parastomal hernias are a common complication after ostomy formation that can require surgical repair when they become symptomatic. Operative planning and a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the abdominal wall are important. Simple fascial repair is associated with an unacceptably high recurrence rate and should be used as a temporary measure only. Stoma relocation has a high recurrence rate. Prophylactic mesh can and should be used. At this time, the use of mesh is considered the standard of care in the repair of parastomal hernias. PMID: 29754623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Cl...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Colvin J, Rosenblatt S Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Flank and Lumbar Hernia Repair.
This article discusses the anatomy of lumbar and flank hernias, the various etiologies for these hernias, and the procedural steps for open and robotic preperitoneal approaches. The available clinical evidence regarding outcomes for various repair techniques is also reviewed. PMID: 29754624 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Beffa LR, Margiotta AL, Carbonell AM Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Inguinal Hernia: Mastering the Anatomy.
This article reviews relevant anatomy to inguinal hernia repair and technical steps to open tissue and mesh repairs as well as minimally invasive approaches. PMID: 29754625 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Miller HJ Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Inguinal Hernia: Four Open Approaches.
Abstract Open inguinal hernia approaches are varied. The best studied approaches are reviewed herein. The common factor among them is the imperative anatomy knowledge of the surgeon. This knowledge is key to improved outcomes. A tailored approach is best to determine which open technique, if any, is most appropriate for the patient. Although the anterior mesh approach is the most commonly applied, there is support in using the posterior approach or a tissue repair for subsets of patients, such as women. PMID: 29754626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Towfigh S Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Inguinal Hernias.
Abstract Both the transabdominal preperitoneal approach and the total extraperitoneal approach to inguinal hernias provide an effective means of repairing inguinal hernias. The robotic platform can be used and may help to decrease immediate postoperative pain; however, as this is a fairly new technique, more research will help further determine long-term outcomes. In all methods of fixation, we ensure adequate fixation medially with tacks placed on the Cooper ligament. Awareness of the nerves and vessels helps to guide dissection as well as prevent inadvertent injury during mesh fixation. PMID: 29754627 [PubM...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Horne CM, Prabhu AS Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Approach to the Patient with Chronic Groin Pain.
Abstract Chronic postoperative inguinal pain has become a primary outcome parameter after elective inguinal hernia repair with significant consequences affecting patient productivity, employment, and quality of life. A systematic and thorough preoperative evaluation is important to identify the etiologies and types of pain. Owing to the complex nature of chronic pain, a multimodal and multidisciplinary treatment approach is recommended. Patients with chronic pain refractory to conservative measures may be considered for surgical intervention. Triple neurectomy remains the most definitive and accepted remedial oper...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hu QL, Chen DC Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Foreword.
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Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Martin RF Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Preface.
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Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Prabhu AS Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Facial Plastic Surgery Controversies: Keloids.
Abstract There are more than 11 million people in the world affected with keloids. Nevertheless, there is a lack of agreement in keloid management. Moreover, keloid research has left gaps in the understanding of its pathogenesis. Six questions are answered by 3 clinical scientists in an attempt to address common keloid controversies. PMID: 29636144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Boahene K, Brissett AE, Jones LR Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Contemporary Laser and Light-Based Rejuvenation Techniques.
Abstract Laser and light skin rejuvenation have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. CO2 and erbium:YAG remain the main wavelengths, but fractional, nonablative, and combination devices have been added. For those patients with lighter skin types and extensive photodamage and rhytids, full-field ablative laser resurfacing remains the procedure of choice. For those seeking less downtime and risks, fractional devices offer an excellent and growing alternative, although multiple treatments may be required for optimal results. A new generation of hybrid and nonablative devices offers many advantages, yet man...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hamilton M, Campbell A, Holcomb JD Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Radiofrequency Technology in Face and Neck Rejuvenation.
Abstract Three doctors discuss the current issues and controversies involving the use of radiofrequency and energy-based devices for skin tightening, facial contouring, and other indications. The use of transcutaneous monopolar-, bipolar-, multipolar-, subcutaneous-, and microneedle-based delivery methods are discussed. The controversies involved in the various devices are discussed. PMID: 29636146 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gentile RD, Kinney BM, Sadick NS Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System and Other Considerations in Rejuvenation of the Lower Face and Neck.
This article addresses several facelift challenges involving anatomic conditions, including platysma banding, endomorphic facial habitus, and midface hypoplasia. In addition, patient counseling and conveying realistic expectations about limitations of facelift alone, with and without adjunctive procedures, are presented. In addition, a few technical modifications of the facelift procedure contributing to more uniform success and longevity are discussed. PMID: 29636147 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Truswell WH, Putman HC, Perkins SW, Johnson N Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Facial Paralysis Discussion and Debate.
This article examines 6 questions about facial paralysis answered by 3 experts in their field of facial plastic surgery. The topics covered include routine assessment, neuromuscular training, nonsurgical management, and the future of this field. All the authors answered these questions in a "How I do it" manner to provide the reader with a true understanding of their thoughts and techniques. This article provides a practical resource to all physicians and practitioners treating patients with facial paralysis on some of the most common questions and issues. PMID: 29636148 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Su...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tollefson TT, Hadlock TA, Lighthall JG Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Management of the Prominent Ear.
This article incorporates the opinions and preferred surgical options in managing patients of 3 prominent facial plastic surgeons who have large otoplasty practices. Six different questions covering the management of prominent ears are answered by the 3 practitioners. Nonsurgical options for the treatment of prominent ears are discussed. The role of cartilage-cutting and cartilage-sparing techniques as well as individual preferred otoplasty techniques are thoroughly covered. Postoperative management of these patients is presented by the individual surgeons. PMID: 29636149 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Cl...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gantous A, Tasman AJ, Neves JC Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Lip Augmentation.
This article examines 6 questions about lip augmentation answered by 3 experts in their field of facial plastic surgery. The topics covered include high-yield areas such as injection, surgical enhancement, rhytid resurfacing, implants, complications, and technique changes over the years. All the authors answered these questions in a "How I do it" manner to provide the reader with a true understanding of their thoughts and techniques. This article provides a practical resource to all physicians and practitioners performing lip augmentation on some of the most common questions and issues. PMID: 29636150 [PubMe...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: DeJoseph LM, Agarwal A, Greco TM Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Grafting Techniques in Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty.
This article provides a case approach focused on the use of structural grafting in rhinoplasty. PMID: 29636151 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Wong BJF, Friedman O, Hamilton GS Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Injectable Fillers: Panel Discussion, Controversies, and Techniques.
Discussion, Controversies, and Techniques. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2018 May;26(2):225-236 Authors: Kontis TC, Bunin L, Fitzgerald R Abstract Injectable products are now being designed to treat specific areas of the face, including the lower lid/cheek region, the midface, and circumoral rhytids. Expert injectors from 3 core disciplines (facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and dermatology) were asked to discuss their approaches to the midface, lower lid, and cheek region and their opinions about using cannulas versus needles. The authors describe their techniques for avoiding and mana...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kontis TC, Bunin L, Fitzgerald R Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Orbital Fractures.
Abstract Anatomic, rather than volumetric, reconstruction leads to improved outcomes in orbital reconstruction. Endoscopic visualization improves lighting and magnification of the surgical site and allows the entire operative team to understand and participate in the procedure. Mirror-image overlay display with navigation-guided surgery allows in situ fine adjustment of the implant contours to match the contralateral uninjured orbit. Precise exophthalmometry is important before, during, and after surgery to provide optimal surgical results. PMID: 29636153 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Moe KS, Murr AH, Wester ST Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Evaluating New Technology.
Abstract There are multiple complex issues to consider when evaluating any new technology. First evaluate the efficacy of the device. Then considering your patient population decide whether this technology brings an added benefit to your patients. If it meets these 2 criteria, then proceed to the financial analysis of acquiring this technology. The complete financial analysis has several important components that include but are not limited to cost, value, alternatives, return on investment, and associated marketing expense. PMID: 29636154 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Carniol PJ, Heffelfinger RN, Grunebaum LD Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Controversies in Facial Plastic Surgery.
PMID: 29636155 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Fedok FG, Kellman RM Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Are You Ready for Emergency Medical Services in Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Office?
Abstract Efficient responses to emergencies in the oral and maxillofacial surgery office require preparation, communication, and thorough documentation of the event and response. The concept of team anesthesia is showcased with these efforts. Emergency medical services training and response times vary greatly. The oral and maxillofacial surgery office should be prepared to manage the patient for at least 15 minutes after making the call to 911. Patient outcomes are optimized when providers work together to manage and transport the patient. Oral and maxillofacial surgery offices should develop and rehearse eme...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rayner C, Ragan MR Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Preoperative Evaluation and Patient Selection for Office-Based Oral Surgery Anesthesia.
This article reviews key aspects of the patient evaluation so that an informed determination of suitability for an office anesthetic can be made. PMID: 29622307 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lieblich S Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Team Anesthesia Model and Anesthesia Assistant Training.
Abstract The model for oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) delivery of office-based, open airway anesthesia has morphed from the operator-anesthetist to the delivery of team anesthesia, supporting a widespread focus on organizational aspects of the delivery of care. The training, continuing education, and coordination of a diverse anesthesia team provides a system to improve the safety and efficacy of anesthesia delivery. The hallmarks of this system include communication, checks and balances, monitoring, team dynamics, protocols, emergency scenario preparation and rehearsal, and crisis resource management durin...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Drew SJ Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Anesthetic Agents Commonly Used by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Abstract Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have a variety of anesthetic agents that can be used to provide anesthesia safely and efficiently in the office-based environment. However, it is critical to have a thorough understanding of the particulars for each agent. Commonly used anesthetic agents, administered either individually or in combination, include diazepam, midazolam, propofol, ketamine, opioid agonists such as fentanyl or remifentanil, dexmedetomidine, and inhalational agents, including nitrous oxide and sevoflurane. These agents help provide extreme flexibility for those creating an individualized anesthe...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kramer KJ, Brady JW Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Failed Sedation: Solutions for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Abstract Due to wide variation in patient responses, both intended and adverse, it is impossible to successfully sedate all patients. Choosing the right drug and dose regimen can be challenging, especially in patients who are naïve to anesthesia. Underdosing can lead to pain perception, patient movement and combativeness, awareness with recall, and the sympathetic neuroendocrine stress response. Overdosing can lead to unintended loss of upper airway tone, hypoventilation/apnea, adverse cardiovascular changes, and prolonged sedation (with its attendant problems). PMID: 29622310 [PubMed - in process] (Sour...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Bosack RC Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Anesthesia for the Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Patient.
This article outlines the anatomy and physiology of children and the preoperative anesthetic preparation and techniques unique to pediatric anesthesia. It discusses standards in training in pediatric anesthesia and current recommendations for monitoring. Management of children with autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders highlights special considerations in the management of these children. PMID: 29622311 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Krishnan DG Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Oral Surgery Patient Safety Concepts in Anesthesia.
Abstract An effective office emergency preparedness plan for the oral and maxillofacial surgery office can be developed through the use of well-designed checklists, cognitive aids, and regularly scheduled in situ simulations with debriefings. In order to achieve this goal, the hierarchal culture of medicine and dentistry must be overcome, and an inclusive team concept embraced by all members of the staff. Technologic advancements in office automation now make it possible to create interactive cognitive aids. These enhance office emergency training and provide a means for more rapid retrieval of essential informati...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Robert RC, Patel CM Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Simulation Program.
This article presents an overview of the challenges of patient safety in dental anesthesia and how to address them with simulation training. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons simulation program is unique in its potential to become a standardized, validated competency course with objective grading criteria, mastery-based cooperative learning model, and low facilitator-to-participant ratio, leading to a practical delivery cost structure. PMID: 29622313 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Todd DW, Schaefer JJ Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Airway Management for the Oral Surgery Patient.
This article discusses anesthesia assessment concepts related to airway evaluation and airway maintenance for safe and reliable selection of either open system (entrainment of room air) or closed system (no entrainment of room air) airway devices, which can be used during office-based oral surgical procedures, depending on the needs of a patient. Dental facial and oral structures are integral to an anesthetist's preoperative patient evaluation prior to surgery. The preoperative medical history and physical examination as well as the nature of the oral surgical procedure affect the selection of a proper and safe airway devi...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Schwartz A Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Anesthetic Pump Techniques Versus the Intermittent Bolus: What the Oral Surgeon Needs to Know.
This article familiarizes oral and maxillofacial surgeons with the advantages of infusion pumps and provides examples of their use. PMID: 29622315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Robert RC, Patel CM Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

In Memoriam.
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Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Brennan MT, Vassallo J Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

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Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2018 May;30(2):xi Authors: Todd DW, Bosack RC PMID: 29622317 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Todd DW, Bosack RC Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Duplex Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Acute and Chronic Venous Diseases.
This article describes the sonographic anatomic and hemodynamic criteria used for the diagnosis of venous reflux, venous obstruction, and the most frequent complications after interventions in the superficial, perforating, and deep venous systems. PMID: 29502767 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Garcia R, Labropoulos N Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Therapies for Pharmacologic Prevention and Treatment of Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis and  Pulmonary Embolism.
Evidence-Based Therapies for Pharmacologic Prevention and Treatment of Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism. Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Apr;98(2):239-253 Authors: Jacobs B, Henke PK Abstract Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a significant mortal and morbid disease. The major risks have not changed and many patients present with unprovoked VTE disease. Prevention of VTE in hospitalized patients depends on comprehensive risk factor assessment, with an individual risk score. Proper and timely prophylaxis with mechanical, pharmacologic, or both is then effective. Treatment of VTE with p...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jacobs B, Henke PK Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Catheter-Directed Therapy Options for Iliofemoral Venous Thrombosis.
This article reviews catheter-directed thrombolysis options for iliofemoral DVT and discusses the risks, benefits, and techniques commonly used in performing endovascular procedures for iliofemoral DVT. PMID: 29502770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sudheendra D, Vedantham S Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Advances in Operative Thrombectomy for Lower Extremity Venous Thrombosis.
Abstract Lower extremity deep venous thrombosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The mainstay of therapy is medical. However, anticoagulation does not remove the thrombus and restore venous patency. In select patients, early thrombus removal and anticoagulation can restore venous patency, preserve venous valve function, and may reduce the incidence of postthrombotic syndrome. Catheter-directed therapies are minimally invasive with low complication rates. However, in patients with a contraindication to thrombolytic agents who can receive anticoagulation, open thrombectomy should be considered if indic...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Koopmann MC, McLafferty RB Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Pulmonary Embolism: Current Role of Catheter Treatment Options and Operative Thrombectomy.
This article discusses current minimally invasive and surgical methods for reducing embolic burden in patients with submassive, high-risk pulmonary embolism. PMID: 29502772 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jolly M, Phillips J Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Current Indications, Techniques, and Recommendations.
This article reviews the available VCFs, the indications for use, the techniques for placement, and possible outcomes and complications. PMID: 29502773 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ha CP, Rectenwald JE Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Endovenous and Operative Treatment of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome.
This article reviews the etiologic factors, clinical presentation, and diagnostic evaluation of SVC syndrome, and current techniques and results for the endovascular and open surgical treatment of SVC occlusion. PMID: 29502774 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kalra M, Sen I, Gloviczki P Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Optimal Compression Therapy and Wound Care for Venous Ulcers.
This article addresses principles and specific aspects of compression therapy and focal wound care for patients with venous leg ulcers. PMID: 29502776 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lurie F, Bittar S, Kasper G Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research