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Giant Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in New Born: Management of Two Cases in an Underdeveloped Country

Giant Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in New Born: Management of Two Cases in an Underdeveloped Country

Authors report their experience in management of two cases of giant sacrococcygeal teratomas in Ziguinchor Regional Hospital and emphasize the need for prenatal diagnosis and management before complications. Figure
Role of Trapezius Transfer for Shoulder Reconstruction in Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries: Literature Review

Role of Trapezius Transfer for Shoulder Reconstruction in Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries: Literature Review

Shoulder instability and lack of shoulder mobility are common and exhausting problems in adult patients with traumatic brachial plexus injury. Although primary nerve reconstruction remains the “gold standard” for brachial plexus management, secondary shoulder reconstruction by trapezius transfer is needed in neglected cases.
Can a Surgical Technique Be a Risk for Post-tonsillectomy Haemorrhage? Our Point of View

Can a Surgical Technique Be a Risk for Post-tonsillectomy Haemorrhage? Our Point of View

Controversies have recently arisen regarding post-operative haemorrhagic complications in relation to the surgical procedures adopted for tonsillectomy. The authors set out to verify the relationship between surgical techniques and post-operative haemorrhage based on the analysis of data derived from multi-centric studies.
Efficiency and Safety of New Insulin Infusion Protocol for Japanese Patients After Open-Heart Surgery

Efficiency and Safety of New Insulin Infusion Protocol for Japanese Patients After Open-Heart Surgery

The authors examined the appropriateness of an IIP, which was modified to fit the Japanese population, who were usually less obese and less insulin-resistant. This IIP maintained blood glucose levels within the target range in patients who underwent open-heart surgery as equally well as the previous empirical therapy. These findings confirm the efficiency and safety of our IIP with less burden in blood glucose management of Japanese patients.
Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1-β Gene Mutation: Brief Report and Review of Hepatic Involvement

Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1-β Gene Mutation: Brief Report and Review of Hepatic Involvement

Authors report a young girl with an HNF1β mutation, who had a history of neonatal cholestasis, persistent liver dysfunction, and developed insulin-dependent diabetes without renal involvement. Further, authors review the literature related to the hepatic involvement associated with HNF1β mutations.
Efficacy of Vein Mapping in Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis

Efficacy of Vein Mapping in Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis

Authors report a case of lower extremity lymphedema treated by LVA that preoperatively mapped not only lymphatic vessels by PDE, but also veins and venules using Veinsite™ .
2500 Cancer Cases Can Be Barred Every Week

2500 Cancer Cases Can Be Barred Every Week

Based on the report submitted by the Cancer Research UK landmark, the life of 13500 cancer patients can be saved and cured if there would be a change in the habit and lifestyle of every individual.

Money can Buy Happiness, but to a Certain Point

Money can Buy Happiness, but to a Certain Point

There is an adage that “money can’t buy happiness”, but a recent research proves that it is not absolutely true. The study reveals that money can definitely make a person happy, but the exact amount required to maximize a person’s happiness varies globally. Beyond that point of satiation, money does not have any effect on the emotional well-being of a person.

Asthma Medicines and Women’s Sterility

Asthma Medicines and Women’s Sterility

Worldwide researchers state that women who have asthma take time to conceive when she is using short-acting asthma medications.

Man Flu: Seeking the Scientific Truth

Man Flu: Seeking the Scientific Truth

The genetic composition of males and females has been a much-debated topic. Biology of the two sexes has been consistently contrasted and analyzed to explain why certain diseases occur in or affect one sex more than the other. This is why perhaps Dr. Kyle Sue from the Memorial University of Newfoundland set out to test whether the phenomenon called ‘man flu’ holds any empirical value.

Diagnosing Cancer Can Be as Easy as a Routine Blood Test!

Diagnosing Cancer Can Be as Easy as a Routine Blood Test!

Thanks to a group of scientists from the Georgia State University who have developed a fast, accurate and non-invasive method to screen for two different tumor conditions. The findings were reported in the journal Scientific Reports.

Why Asthma Is More Common in Women Than Men?

Why Asthma Is More Common in Women Than Men?

Like many other chronic diseases, women have a greater chance than men to have asthma, which may be due to the influence of sex hormones on lung cells. Thanks to the team of researchers led by Dr. Dawn Newcomb of Vanderbilt University, who revealed the significant role of testosterone for this gender difference.

Strategic Incision Placement to Facilitate Successful Supermicrosurgical LVA

Surgical Technique and Risk of Post-tonsillectomy Hemorrhage

A study conducted by Motta et al. showed that no significant difference in the primary, secondary and total hemorrhage frequency between surgical techniques for tonsillectomy.

Innovative Management Strategy for Combined Proximal Median and Ulnar Nerve Extensive Injury

Vertigo due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

A comprehensive understanding of the mechanism underlying vertigo is essential to elucidate the reciprocal causal relationship between laryn-gopharyngeal reflux and Eustachian tube obstruction

Tailor-made Tympanomastoidectomy with Cartilage Reconstruction

Tailor-made Tympanomastoidectomy with Cartilage Reconstruction

Huge Mastoid Cholesteatoma with Skull Base Erosion and CSF Leak

Persistent CSF leakage was identified during an extensive mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma.

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Increased Risk of Depression in Patients with Cholesteatoma

Increased Risk of Depression in Patients with Cholesteatoma

Newly discovered epidemiological evidence linking cholesteatoma to depression suggests that routine screening and monitoring of psychological status among cholesteatoma patients is warranted. Policies aimed at the early detection and timely treatment of comorbid depression following diagnosis with cholesteatoma could enhance health promotion and disease prevention.
The Chain of Chirality Transfer as Determinant of Brain Functional Laterality. Breaking the Chirality Silence: Search for New Generation of Biomarkers; Relevance to Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cognitive Psychology, and Nutrition Science

The Chain of Chirality Transfer as Determinant of Brain Functional Laterality. Breaking the Chirality Silence: Search for New Generation of Biomarkers; Relevance to Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cognitive Psychology, and Nutrition Science

The authors briefly summarize advances in the broad field of biochirality connecting two poles of the phenomena: the atomic orbitals and the brain’s cognitive function. Analysis of current results allows introducing the new generation of entangled biomarkers ranging from the molecular chirality to laterality of cognitive and executive functions.
Clinical Laboratory Medicine as the Emerging Healthcare Partner

Clinical Laboratory Medicine as the Emerging Healthcare Partner

The clinical pathologist/laboratory medicine physician serves as the ideal health care partner to synergize with the patient-physician-unit to temper curious results, obviate the “light switch” effect, provide guidance on current and emerging test utilization and management, navigate the DTC marketplace and educate patient and physician alike as required, and to ultimately incorporate lab test results into actual optimization of patient care. It is through this approach that the patient-physician-laboratorian triumvirate can maximize the experience to positively affect patient centric, evidenced based, fiscally responsible healthcare in the ever-changing medical landscape.
Medication Enhancement

Medication Enhancement

In every double blind clinical study of therapies, a certain percentage of subjects obtain the same benefit from a placebo, as with the real drug. Using today’s advanced brain imaging; we can identify the specific centers that supply the healing effect when it is a placebo. To augment therapy, reduce the amount of drug use and speed time of healing, the authors suggest to utilize the known principles of placebo physiology.
Vertigo due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Vertigo due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

A comprehensive understanding of the mechanism underlying vertigo is essential to elucidate the reciprocal causal relationship between laryn-gopharyngeal reflux and Eustachian tube obstruction
Neuroplasticity-targeted Intervention for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Neuroplasticity-targeted Intervention for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This current review addresses the topic of therapeutic strategies for idiopathic SSNHL from the perspective of neuroplasticity. Assertions pertaining to the plausibility of this approach are based on a large body of evidence from animal experiments and recent studies on humans.

Experience with Robotic-assisted Microsurgery

Over the past decade, Da Vinci Surgical System has made great strides in surgery. It has been widely applied in urology, gynecology, bariatric surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, cardiac surgery, neurological surgery, and transoral otolaryngologic neoplasm resection. However, its application in plastic and reconstructive surgery still in the preliminary stages of development. I went to Hong Kong in April 2013 for the robotic surgical system training program and was awarded console surgeon certificate.

Chang's Technique of Sequential End-to-Side Microvascular Anastomosis

This novel technique of sequential ETS micro-venous anastomosis is a modified technique from its classical form. The unique use of vessel loops provides protection to the vessel, while it achieves equisegmental IJV occlusion for sequential (proximal to distal) venous anastomosis. This method not only saves precious operating time from repetitive positioning of instruments and recipient vessel (IJV), but also creates a safer operating field for the microsurgeons. Utilizing a second single vascular clamp over the anastomosis junction provides an anchoring point for self-retraction by revealing and maintaining an accessible position to the posterior wall, once it is turned at 180 degrees laterally. This maneuver allows the surgeon to have full control of the surgical field and perform ETS micro-venous anastomosis confidently and independently.

Lateral Plantar Artery as Recipient Vessel for Microsurgical Lateral Plantar Forefoot Reconstruction

Division of the lateral plantar artery does not jeopardize the foot circulation because of anastomosis of the lateral plantar artery with the dorsalis pedis artery at the first intermetatarsal space. However, care should be taken with patients with peripheral artery occlusive disease and the flow of dorsalis pedis artery should be confirmed before surgery. Given the advantages of sizable vessel, easy dissection, and proximity to the defect, we believe that the lateral plantar artery might be a valuable option as recipient vessel for lateral plantar forefoot reconstruction.

The Versatility of Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Flap - A Tertiary Re-ferral Center Experience from India

Pedicled anterolateral thigh flap is a versatile option for reconstruction of complex soft tissue defects in varied anatomical regions. Its wide arc of rotation and less donor site morbidity are its added advantages.

A Great Opportunity to Meet and Learn from Peripheral Nerve Experts

The 2nd instructional course for adult brachial plexus injuries is a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from experts in the field. We cordially invite you to visit Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to participate in this unique learning experience.

Interview with Dr. Murray Grossan, the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of AOHNS

An exciting conversation with Dr. Murray Grossan, the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AOHNS). Dr. Murray Grossan talked about AOHNS’s new direction and the important means for communicating scientific work to complement teaching and training in the field of medicine.