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Managing Renal Cell Carcinoma Associated Paraneoplastic Syndrome With Nephron-Sparing Surgery In A Patient With Von Hippel-Lindau., John M DiBianco, Julie Y An, Sally Tanakchi, Zachary Stanik, Aidan McGowan, Mahir Maruf, Abhinav Sidana, Amit Lodha Jain, Akhil Muthigi, Arvin K George, Christopher Bayne, W Marston Linehan, Shawna L Boyle, Adam R Metwalli 2017 George Washington University

Managing Renal Cell Carcinoma Associated Paraneoplastic Syndrome With Nephron-Sparing Surgery In A Patient With Von Hippel-Lindau., John M Dibianco, Julie Y An, Sally Tanakchi, Zachary Stanik, Aidan Mcgowan, Mahir Maruf, Abhinav Sidana, Amit Lodha Jain, Akhil Muthigi, Arvin K George, Christopher Bayne, W Marston Linehan, Shawna L Boyle, Adam R Metwalli

Urology Faculty Publications

A patient with germline von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene alteration and history of multiple tumors present with classical paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). She underwent open nephron sparing surgery with resolution of symptoms. She remained without recurrence of RCC for the initial 2 years of her follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, this case represents the first in which PNS was specifically resolved using a partial nephrectomy in a patient with VHL. This case report provides initial evidence for the potential role of nephron sparing surgery in the management of paraneoplastic symptoms associated with hereditary RCC.


Department Of Surgery Update, July 2017, Wright State University Department of Surgery 2017 Wright State University

Department Of Surgery Update, July 2017, Wright State University Department Of Surgery

Department of Surgery Updates

A five page newsletter created by the Department of Surgery documenting changes to the department. This issue contains a message from the chair, a list of important dates, committee meetings, and more.


Use Of Geocoding And Us Census Data To Assess Determinants Of Outcome In Trauma Patients, Krista M. Goodman MD, John J. Hong MD, Sherrine Eid MPH, Leslie Baga BSN, CCRC, Michael M. Badellino MD, MPH, FACS, Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Use Of Geocoding And Us Census Data To Assess Determinants Of Outcome In Trauma Patients, Krista M. Goodman Md, John J. Hong Md, Sherrine Eid Mph, Leslie Baga Bsn, Ccrc, Michael M. Badellino Md, Mph, Facs, Michael D. Pasquale Md, Facs

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


A Pilot Study Investigating The Utilization Of Crest Pads For Treatment Of Toe Callus And Ulceration (Presentation), Monica L. Melo DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, James McCullough MD, Tricia S. Bernecker PhD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, John J. Hong MD, Jane Scott Trumbauer 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

A Pilot Study Investigating The Utilization Of Crest Pads For Treatment Of Toe Callus And Ulceration (Presentation), Monica L. Melo Dnp, Rn, Acns-Bc, Cwocn, Cfcn, James Mccullough Md, Tricia S. Bernecker Phd, Msn, Rn, Acns-Bc, John J. Hong Md, Jane Scott Trumbauer

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Preinjury Use Of Antiplatelet Agents In Patients With Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury, Danielle Cheeseman MD, David Milia MD, David Kashmer MD, Farheen Hussain MS, John J. Hong MD, Robert D. Barraco MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Effect Of Preinjury Use Of Antiplatelet Agents In Patients With Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury, Danielle Cheeseman Md, David Milia Md, David Kashmer Md, Farheen Hussain Ms, John J. Hong Md, Robert D. Barraco Md

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Ct Scanning Is Sufficient To Clear The Cervical Spine Of Elderly Falls Less Than 5 Feet., Douglas Lehman MD, Rovinder S. Sandhu MD, Leslie Baga BSN, Farheen Hussain MS, John J. Hong MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Ct Scanning Is Sufficient To Clear The Cervical Spine Of Elderly Falls Less Than 5 Feet., Douglas Lehman Md, Rovinder S. Sandhu Md, Leslie Baga Bsn, Farheen Hussain Ms, John J. Hong Md

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Experience Of Resident Assistant Does Not Influence Incidence Of Common Bile Duct Injuries During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Ryan A. Lawless MD, Dale A. Dangleben MD, Charles Scagliotti MD, Judith A. Olenwine MS, C-TAGME, John J. Hong MD, Michael M. Badellino MD 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Experience Of Resident Assistant Does Not Influence Incidence Of Common Bile Duct Injuries During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Ryan A. Lawless Md, Dale A. Dangleben Md, Charles Scagliotti Md, Judith A. Olenwine Ms, C-Tagme, John J. Hong Md, Michael M. Badellino Md

John J. Hong, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Changes In Dietary Patterns And Body Composition Within 12 Months Of Liver Transplantation, McCoy Simone, Katrina Campbell, Annie-Claude Lassemillante, Matthew P. Wallen, Jonathan Fawcett, Maree Jarrett, Graeme A. Macdonald, Ingrid J. Hickman 2017 Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane

Changes In Dietary Patterns And Body Composition Within 12 Months Of Liver Transplantation, Mccoy Simone, Katrina Campbell, Annie-Claude Lassemillante, Matthew P. Wallen, Jonathan Fawcett, Maree Jarrett, Graeme A. Macdonald, Ingrid J. Hickman

Katrina Campbell

Background:

Cardiometabolic risk factors are increasing in liver transplant recipients (LTR). Influencing dietary factors have not been assessed. The aim of this observational study was to assess changes in weight, metabolic function, dietary intake and eating behaviours in the first year after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT).

Methods:

Consecutive recruitment of 17 patients (14 males) awaiting OLT at a single tertiary hospital. Dietary intake, food behaviours and anthropometry were recorded at baseline, and 6 and 12 months post-transplant.

Results:

By 12 months, patients had gained on average 7.3% of body weight. The prevalence of overweight or obesity increased from baseline ...


Fate Of Poster Abstracts Presented At The 2009 American College Of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Joel B. Durinka MD, Jorge Ortiz 2017 University of Buffalo

Fate Of Poster Abstracts Presented At The 2009 American College Of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Joel B. Durinka Md, Jorge Ortiz

Translation: The University of Toledo Journal of Medical Sciences

Background: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) holds an annual clinical congress which provides the opportunity to present innovative research to academic and community surgeons from around the globe. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the publication rate of poster abstracts presented at the 2009 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress to assess the factors influencing publication and determine the impact factor of these journals.

Methods: All posters presented at the 2009 ACS were included in the study. A Pubmed-Medline search was performed to identify a matching journal article. Topics, country of origin, study type, study center and ...


The Role Of Skeletal Survey In Identifying Non-Accidental Trauma In Pediatric Trauma Patients, Jonathan Green 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Role Of Skeletal Survey In Identifying Non-Accidental Trauma In Pediatric Trauma Patients, Jonathan Green

GSBS Dissertations and Theses

Background: Non-accidental Trauma (NAT) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Children less than 2 years old are at greater risk of NAT than older children. A skeletal survey is a series of X-rays of all the bones in the body, or at least the axial skeleton and the large cortical bones used to identify NAT in children. In this observational study, we examined the association between a child’s age, frequency of positive skeletal surveys, and the types of injuries discovered in pediatric patients undergoing a trauma work-up.

Methods: The study sample consisted of all pediatric ...


Robot Assisted Ultrasound Imaged Guided Interstitial Lung Brachytherapy In A Porcine Model, Richard A. Malthaner, Edward Yu, Jerry J. Battista, Chris Blake, Donal Downey, Aaron Fenster 2017 University of Western Ontario

Robot Assisted Ultrasound Imaged Guided Interstitial Lung Brachytherapy In A Porcine Model, Richard A. Malthaner, Edward Yu, Jerry J. Battista, Chris Blake, Donal Downey, Aaron Fenster

Edward Yu

We set out to see if permanent interstitial brachytherapy seeds could be safely and reproducibly inserted thoracoscopicaly with the ZEUS Robotic system and intraoperative ultrasound into in-vivo porcine lungs.


Quantification And Expert Evaluation Of Evidence For Chemopredictive Biomarkers To Personalize Cancer Treatment., Shruti Rao, Robert A. Beckman, Shahla Riazi, Cinthya S. Yabar, Simina M. Boca, John L. Marshall, Michael J. Pishvaian, Jonathan R. Brody, Subha Madhavan 2017 Georgetown University

Quantification And Expert Evaluation Of Evidence For Chemopredictive Biomarkers To Personalize Cancer Treatment., Shruti Rao, Robert A. Beckman, Shahla Riazi, Cinthya S. Yabar, Simina M. Boca, John L. Marshall, Michael J. Pishvaian, Jonathan R. Brody, Subha Madhavan

Department of Surgery Faculty Papers

Predictive biomarkers have the potential to facilitate cancer precision medicine by guiding the optimal choice of therapies for patients. However, clinicians are faced with an enormous volume of often-contradictory evidence regarding the therapeutic context of chemopredictive biomarkers.We extensively surveyed public literature to systematically review the predictive effect of 7 biomarkers claimed to predict response to various chemotherapy drugs: ERCC1-platinums, RRM1-gemcitabine, TYMS-5-fluorouracil/Capecitabine, TUBB3-taxanes, MGMT-temozolomide, TOP1-irinotecan/topotecan, and TOP2A-anthracyclines. We focused on studies that investigated changes in gene or protein expression as predictors of drug sensitivity or resistance. We considered an evidence framework that ranked studies from high level I ...


Porcelain Fused To Metal (Pfm) Crowns And Caries In Adjacent Teeth, Durr-E-Sadaf, Zubair Ahmad 2017 Aga Khan University

Porcelain Fused To Metal (Pfm) Crowns And Caries In Adjacent Teeth, Durr-E-Sadaf, Zubair Ahmad

Zubair Ahmad

OBJECTIVE: To assess the discrepancies in marginal integrity and contact points of Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) crowns and its association with caries in adjacent teeth. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Dental Section of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from January to August 2009. METHODOLOGY: Ninety six (96) patients with PFM crowns on maxillary and mandibular premolars and molars were included in this study. Single unit PFM crowns that were part of fixed bridge with at least one natural adjacent tooth were studied. PFM crown with no adjacent tooth or badly broken down teeth were ...


Sentinel Node Localisation Using Pre-Operative Lymphoscintigraphy And Intraoperative Gamma Probe In Early Oral Cavity Cancer, Mubasher Ikram, Shabbir Akhtar, Montasir Junaid, Tariq Dhari, Maseeh-uz Zaman, Riffat Hussain, Zubair Ahmad 2017 Aga Khan University

Sentinel Node Localisation Using Pre-Operative Lymphoscintigraphy And Intraoperative Gamma Probe In Early Oral Cavity Cancer, Mubasher Ikram, Shabbir Akhtar, Montasir Junaid, Tariq Dhari, Maseeh-Uz Zaman, Riffat Hussain, Zubair Ahmad

Zubair Ahmad

Objectives: To assess the diagnostic value of sentinel lymph node localisation using pre-operative lymphoscintigraphy and intra-operative gamma probe radio localisation in Pakistani patients suffering from early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity.
Methods: The prospective case series was conducted between September 2007 and April 2010 at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. It comprised patients with T1and T2 oral cavity cancer with clinically and radiologically negative neck. Pre-operative lymphoscintigraphy was performed one day before surgery and intra-operative gamma probe was used to detect sentinel node. Final histo-pathological evaluation was taken as the gold standard.
Results: The study comprised ...


Vulnerable Road Users Are At Greater Risk During Ramadan -- Results From Road Traffic Surveillance Data., Amber Mehmood, Anoosh Moin, Irum Qamar Khan, Mohammad Umer Mir, Rashid Jooma 2017 Aga Khan University

Vulnerable Road Users Are At Greater Risk During Ramadan -- Results From Road Traffic Surveillance Data., Amber Mehmood, Anoosh Moin, Irum Qamar Khan, Mohammad Umer Mir, Rashid Jooma

Rashid Jooma

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess how the frequency, nature and outcome of road traffic crashes differ during the fasting month of Ramadan.

METHODS:

The retrospective study was conducted in Karachi and comprised data from the Road Traffic Injury Surveillance Project which entailed information on all road traffic injury victims presenting to Emergency Departments in the city between September 2006 and September 2011. Data was analysed to find the frequency of road traffic crashes according to time of incident, road user group and survival. Ramadan and Non-Ramadan groups were compared with respect to time and frequency of incidents, road user group and ...


Protecting Pakistan's Health During The Global Economic Crisis, Rashid Jooma, A. Khan, Khan A. A. 2017 Aga Khan University

Protecting Pakistan's Health During The Global Economic Crisis, Rashid Jooma, A. Khan, Khan A. A.

Rashid Jooma

Abstract The world is facing an unprecedented global economic crisis, with many countries needing to reconsider their level of health care spending. This paper explores the many consequences of the global economic turndown on Pakistan's health, including reduced government and donor spending and increased poverty with the consequent diversion of funds away from health. Nevertheless, these challenges may provide opportunities not only to mitigate the adverse effects of the economic crisis but also to institute some much-needed reforms that may not receive political support during more affluent times. Our suggestions focus on setting priorities based on the national disease ...


Differences In Risk-Adjusted Outcome Of Road Traffic Injuries In Urban Tertiary Care Centres Of Pakistan: Analysis Of Surveillance Data, Amber Mehmood, Junaid Razzak, Mohammed Umer Mir, Rashid Jooma 2017 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Differences In Risk-Adjusted Outcome Of Road Traffic Injuries In Urban Tertiary Care Centres Of Pakistan: Analysis Of Surveillance Data, Amber Mehmood, Junaid Razzak, Mohammed Umer Mir, Rashid Jooma

Rashid Jooma

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the differences in road injury survival in three tertiary care hospitals in an urban setting. METHODS: The study was conducted in and comprised all road traffic injury victims presenting to the three state-run tertiary carecentres in Karachi from September 2006 to October 2009. Patients' age, gender, mode, and delay in arrival, severity of injury were noted. Data was stratified by hospital of presentation. A logistic regression model was developed and probability of survival was assessed after adjusting for various risk factors, including patient characteristics and injury severity. RESULTS: There were 93,657victims in the study, but ...


Epidemiology Of Karachi Road Traffic Crash Mortality In 2013, Rashid Jooma, Masood Ali Shaikh 2017 Agha Khan University

Epidemiology Of Karachi Road Traffic Crash Mortality In 2013, Rashid Jooma, Masood Ali Shaikh

Rashid Jooma

Abstract

Road Traffic Crash (RTC) is the eighth leading cause of death globally. In a recent World Health Organization report, there were 5,192 RTC deaths reported from Pakistan in 2010. The Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Center (RTIRPC) is a unique public-private public health enterprise in Karachi, and collects data from five major public and private hospitals' emergency departments in the city. Cumulatively, 1130 deaths were recorded in the year 2013. Males accounted for 981 (86.8%) deaths. The most vulnerable decades of life were twenties and thirties; accounting for 307 (27.2%) of all deaths. In terms ...


Comparison Of Need And Supply Of Syringes For Therapeutic Injections In Pakistan, Adnan Ahmad Khan, Momina Saleem, Huma Qureshi, Rashid Jooma, Ayesha Khan 2017 Research and Development Solutions, Pakistan

Comparison Of Need And Supply Of Syringes For Therapeutic Injections In Pakistan, Adnan Ahmad Khan, Momina Saleem, Huma Qureshi, Rashid Jooma, Ayesha Khan

Rashid Jooma

Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the extent of shortfall in syringes by measuring the need from nationally validated sources and comparing it with position on the supply side. This was done in order to contribute to the ongoing national discussions that have focused on increasing syringe supply to curtail syringe reuse. METHODS: Using 'Injections received' data from the Pakistan Demographic Health Survey 2006-7 (N: 5429) and the National Hepatitis Survey (N: 47,043), the study estimated the number of injections received in Pakistan. We matched these against the local syringe production figures from the syringe manufacturers' association and import figures from ...


Descriptive Epidemiology Of Karachi Road Traffic Crash Mortality From 2007 To 2014, Rashid Jooma, Masood Ali Shaikh 2017 Agha Khan University

Descriptive Epidemiology Of Karachi Road Traffic Crash Mortality From 2007 To 2014, Rashid Jooma, Masood Ali Shaikh

Rashid Jooma

Abstract According to World Health Organization's estimate for Pakistan, there were 25,781 (95% CI: 20,979-30582) Road Traffic Collision (RTC) fatalities in year 2013. The Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Center, collects RTC data on injuries and fatalities from five major public and private hospitals' emergency departments in Karachi. For the eight-year period, from 2007-2014, 9129 fatalities were recorded. Males accounted for 8008 (87.7%) all RTC fatalities. Highest number of fatalities were recorded in the 21-25 age group with 1329 (15.3%) fatalities, while fatalities in 16-30 years old, recorded 3446 (39.7%) of all fatalities ...


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