- Planting Seeds into the Lung: Image-Guided Percutaneous Localization to Guide Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery. [Review]Korean J Radiol 2019; 20(11):1498-1514KJ
- Image-guided localization materials are constantly evolving, providing options for the localization of small pulmonary nodules to guide minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Several preoperative methods have been developed to localize small pulmonary lesions prior to video-assisted thoracic surgery. These localization techniques can be categorized into 4 groups according to the materials used: loc…
Image-guided localization materials are constantly evolving, providing options for the localization of small pulmonary nodules to guide minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Several preoperative methods have been developed to localize small pulmonary lesions prior to video-assisted thoracic surgery. These localization techniques can be categorized into 4 groups according to the materials used: localization with metallic materials (hook-wire, microcoil, or spiral coil), localization with dye (methylene blue or indigo carmine), localization with contrast agents (lipiodol, barium, or iodine contrast agents), and radiotracers (technetium-99m). However, the optimal localization method has not yet been established. In this review article, we discuss the various localization techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of localization techniques as well as the available safety and efficacy data on these techniques.
- Determination of oxygen r1 at 3 Tesla using samples with a concentration range of dissolved oxygen. [Journal Article]MAGMA 2019M
- CONCLUSIONS: MOLLI T1-mapping sequences may be used for detecting dissolved oxygen in vivo at 3 T with an [Formula: see text] in the range 4.18-4.8 × 10-3 s-1 mg-1 L and a corresponding LOD for dissolved oxygen of approximately 10 mg L-1. MOLLI-based T1 mapping may be a useful non-invasive tool for quantification of in vivo changes of DO concentration during oxygen challenges.
- Soft tissue deformation tracking by means of an optimized fiducial marker layout with application to cancer tumors. [Journal Article]Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 2019IJ
- CONCLUSIONS: The proposed framework can optimize FM layout to effectively reduce the errors in the intraoperative deformation prediction process, thus bridging the gap between preoperative imaging and intraoperative tissue deformation.
- Canalis sinuosus: anatomical variation or structure? [Journal Article]Surg Radiol Anat 2019SR
- CONCLUSIONS: As CS was frequently found in our sample, it can be considered an anatomical structure, and as such, it is fundamental that the dentist requests a CBCT examination before performing any invasive procedure in the maxillary region to preserve this important structure.
- Does the presence or degree of hydronephrosis affect the stone disintegration efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? A systematic review and meta-analysis. [Journal Article]Urolithiasis 2019U
- The aim of this study was to determine whether the presence or degree of hydronephrosis (HN) affects the stone disintegration efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). A comprehensive literature search using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science was conducted to retrieve relevant studies. Risk ratios (RRs) and mean differences (MDs) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)…
The aim of this study was to determine whether the presence or degree of hydronephrosis (HN) affects the stone disintegration efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). A comprehensive literature search using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science was conducted to retrieve relevant studies. Risk ratios (RRs) and mean differences (MDs) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for comparisons of outcomes of interest. In total, seven comparative studies with 2033 patients were included. Overall results indicated no significant difference in stone-free rate (SFR) and retreatment rate between two groups. Subgroup analysis further revealed: (1) compared with moderate or severe HN, non-HN SWL brought significantly lower retreatment rate (RR 0.67, 95%CI 0.52-0.87, P = 0.002 and RR 0.55, 95%CI: 0.40-0.76, P = 0.0003, respectively) and shorter clearance time (MD - 3.80, 95%CI - 5.81 to - 1.79, P = 0.0002 and MD - 5.93, 95%CI - 10.29 to - 1.57, P = 0.008, respectively); (2) SWLs performed without stone-induced HN or with artificial HN were associated with significantly higher SFR (RR 1.11, 95%CI 1.04-1.18, P = 0.001 and RR 0.93, 95%CI 0.87-0.99, P = 0.02, respectively); (3) non-HN SWL brought significantly higher SFR than HN group when treating proximal ureteral stones (RR 1.14, 95%CI 1.04-1.24, P = 0.005). Generally, SWLs performed with HN were shown to offer similar stone disintegration efficacy to those without HN. However, it seemed preferable to perform SWL: (1) without severe to moderate HN or stone-induced HN; (2) with artificial HN; (3) without HN when treating proximal ureteral stones.
- Minimally invasive reconstruction technique for chronic Achilles tendon tears allows rapid return to walking and leads to good functional recovery. [Journal Article]Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2019KS
- CONCLUSIONS: The results of the biomechanical tests as well as 1-year extensive functional, clinical and isokinetic results of the minimally invasive technique for chronic Achilles tendon tears are encouraging. Patients returned to their normal physical activity, including sport pre-injury level in most cases.
- Chronotherapy for the rapid treatment of depression: A meta-analysis. [Review]J Affect Disord 2019; 261:91-102JA
- CONCLUSIONS: The number of RCTs included in this meta-analysis was small, and the potential for risk of bias could not be ascertained accurately. One specific limitation is that studies nearly all included in-patients and the results may not be generalisable to out-patients, and nearly all the subjects lacked credibility ratings before receiving treatment.Chronotherapy appears to be effective and well-tolerated in depressed patients. Nevertheless, further clinical and cost effectiveness studies are needed.
- An Epidemiological Analysis of Pediatric Dog Bite Injuries Over a Decade. [Journal Article]J Surg Res 2019; 246:231-235JS
- CONCLUSIONS: Dog bites are a common cause of pediatric injuries and are a significant burden on families and the health care system. Evaluating the characteristics of these injuries can guide educational efforts.
- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Short Unilateral Neuralgiform Headache Attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing (SUNCT) Syndrome: Targeting the Trigeminal Nerve and the Sphenopalatine Ganglion. Case Report and Literature Review. [Journal Article]World Neurosurg 2019WN
- CONCLUSIONS: Patients with idiopathic SUNCT have few therapeutic options. Our case demonstrates that gamma knife radiosurgery is a feasible and effective non-invasive option to treat patient with medically refractory idiopathic SUNCT.
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- Lower extremity paralysis after radiofrequency ablation of vertebral metastases. [Journal Article]World Neurosurg 2019WN
- CONCLUSIONS: Post-operative MRI scans and physical examination suggest RFA-induced thermal injury as the most likely mechanism of paralysis. In this report, a review of previous <i>in vivo</i> models used in studying the efficacy and safety of spine RFA are discussed. Additionally, the literature has been reviewed for any neurological events reported with the use of RFA in the treatment of patients with vertebral pathology.