Yield of Chest Radiography After Removal of Esophageal Foreign Bodies
Pediatrics, May 6, 2013
Fisher J et al. – The aim of this study was to determine the benefit of routine postoperative chest radiography after removal of esophageal foreign bodies in children. The authors conclude that intraoperative findings during rigid esophagoscopy suggestive of an injury are predictive of esophageal perforation. Routine chest radiography is not warranted in children who do not meet this criterion. In patients with a concern for injury, they suggest that chest radiography should be deferred in ...
A dose study of remifentanil in combination with propofol during tracheobronchial foreign body removal in children
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, May 23, 2013
Teksan L et al. – The study aims to assess the effect of two different remifentanil infusion doses on hemodynamic stability and recovery characteristics in children undergoing tracheobronchial foreign body removal during rigid bronchoscopy. A remifentanil 0.2µg/kg/min infusion with propofol provides hemodynamic stability and early recovery in children undergoing foreign body removal during rigid bronchoscopy.
70 ASA physical status 1 and 2 children, aged 3–12years, ...
An asymptomatic intraorbital foreign body for 30 years
Auris Nasus Larynx, May 2, 2013
Minoda R et al. - Intraorbital foreign bodies (IOFBs) are usually accompanied by notable skin wounds and/or ocular wounds, and often there is a clear history of a penetrating object. The authors report herein on a patient who had an asymptomatic IOFB for 30 years. There is only one other case of a patient with an IOFB for a longer asymptomatic period after the injury. IOFBs may be overlooked because a small penetrating wound may be accompanied by no signs of inflammation for many decades ...
Breast Implant Foreign Body Reaction Mimicking Breast Cancer Recurrence on FDG PET/CT
Clinical Nuclear Medicine , May 13, 2013
Ulaner GA et al. - A woman with bilateral breast cancer treated with bilateral mastectomies, implant reconstructions, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy underwent FDG PET/CT imaging. Imaging demonstrated sternal, nodal, and lung lesions which were stable or slowly increasing, as well as a parasternal chest wall mass which was enlarging much more rapidly and was excised. Pathology of the chest wall mass demonstrated only benign soft tissue with fat necrosis and foreign body giant cell ...
Risk factors associated with hypoxemia during foreign body removal from airways in childhood
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology , May 20, 2013
Bittencourt PFS et al. - The aim of this study was to analyze the association between variables associated with hypoxemia in children who underwent rigid bronchoscopy for foreign body removal. The results suggest that children younger than 1 year who require RB seem to be vulnerable to a higher risk of hypoxemia, especially in longer procedures in which seed tweezers are used.
Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants
ScienceDaily, May 16, 2013
It's a familiar scenario - a patient receives a medical implant and days later, the body attacks the artificial valve or device, causing complications to an already compromised system. Expensive, state-of-the-art medical devices and surgeries often are thwarted by the body's natural response to attack something in the tissue that appears foreign. Now, University of Washington engineers have demonstrated in mice a way to prevent this sort of response. Their findings were ...
Oesophageal foreign body presenting with stridor associated with feeding
Archives of Diseases in Childhood, February 5, 2013
Liew Z et al. - A 19-month-old girl was referred with intermittent biphasic stridor that occurred after feeding. The stridor was first noted at the age of 9months, coinciding with the introduction of more solid weaning foods.
The Newport eye: design and initial evaluation of a novel foreign body training phantom
Emergency Medicine Journal, May 10, 2013
Marson BA et al. - The study aims to improve SHO confidence in corneal foreign body removal, a novel training phantom is proposed. This phantom is a polyvinyl and gelatine-based model, easily fabricated in the emergency department (ED). Use of the phantom results in a significant improvement in SHO confidence, and therefore, makes a useful, cost-effective adjunct for ED training.
Randomized clinical trial comparing lightweight or heavyweight mesh for mesh plug repair of primary inguinal hernia
Hernia, May 14, 2013
Hirose T et al. – The aim of this study was to assess whether the application of a lightweight mesh for mesh plug repair (MPR) for primary inguinal hernia could reduce chronic pain or other symptoms associated with the insertion of the prosthesis. This study indicated that the use of LWM in the MPR decreases the incidence of foreign body sensation at 1 year after surgery for primary inguinal hernia. LWM may be preferable to MPR, similar to results described previously for Lichtenstein ...
Tumor-activated protein promotes cancer spread
EurekAlert!, May 14, 2013
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center report that cancers physically alter cells in the lymphatic system - a network of vessels that transports and stores immune cells throughout the body – to promote the spread of disease, a process called metastasis. The findings are published in this week's online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Roughly 90 percent of all cancer deaths are ...