Research Desk

Oct 18, 2019

Fusionless surgery coupled with growing rod techniques is increasingly advocated for the treatment of early-onset scoliosis in general and neuromuscular scoliosis in particular. Iliosacral screws have excellent biomechanical characteristics but are hard to place safely. Here, the authors report on robot-assisted iliosacral screw positioning as part of growing rod surgery for the fusionless correction of early-onset scoliosis. The technique is based on a bilateral double sliding rod construct anchored to the pelvis proximally with 6 hooks or sublaminar bands and distally with iliosacral screws placed by the robot.

 

Oct 18, 2019

 

Watch Dr. Francesco Coratti, MD et al surgically address a rectovaginal fistula using a TEO approach. The person had had a prior TME after neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer. 

Oct 18, 2019

This video demonstrates Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Very Large Uterus with Huge Fibroid. It is not uncommon for a laparoscopic surgeon to be able to perform the entire laparoscopic hysterectomy using a few 10mm and 5-mm ports and then a larger abdominal incision to remove the surgical specimen using morcellator. In conclusion, this video shows that the size of the uterus does not forbid the laparoscopic approach for hysterectomy.

Oct 18, 2019

Watch Dr. Sadeer B Hannush MD, Wills Eye Institute discuss amniotic membrane transplantation indication and techniques.

Oct 18, 2019

In a bid to determine factors linked to the most debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified three so-called “complement system” genes that appear to play a role MS vision loss. The researchers were able to single out these genes—known to be integral in the development of the brain and immune systems—by using DNA from MS patients along with high tech retinal scanning. The investigators say these genes could serve as markers for monitoring and predicting progression and severity of MS, an unpredictable disorder in which the immune system eats away at protective insulation around nerve cells.

Oct 17, 2019

Shabih Manzar presented a case of a premature infant in order to describe the reasons for hypoxemia in neonates, to recignise the need for urgent workup, and treatment of hypoxemia and looking beyond the disease causing hypoxemia. 

Oct 17, 2019

John S. Douglas Jr. presented a talk on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in order to understand the etiology of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy i.e. as a monogenetic disorder in detail, its initial presentation, diagnostic features, imaging and investigation findings and the treatment based on the severity of the condition. 

Oct 17, 2019

Andrea Dunaif presented a talk on PCOS, based on the objective of gaining an in-depth knowledge of the disease, understanding the symptoms, prevalence, its complications, it impact on well-being and lastly the management of PCOS according to new and updated guidelines. 

Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Ira Shah presented a talk on Acute Liver Failure in children with an objective of understanding which patients will require transplant on an urgent basis and the different scenarios along with their proper management as per recent and updated guidelines. 

Oct 17, 2019

In this fast-paced case review, vRad Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Benjamin W. Strong, utilizes cinematic and still imagery to explore the findings and diagnosis of some of his favorite cases complied from vRad’s extensive teaching library. Some of the diagnosis included in the video are Portal venous thrombosis and bowel congestion, Thromboembolic ischemic bowel, Volvulus with arterial occlusion etc.