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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931194/intracapsular-tonsillectomy-for-keratosis-pharyngeous-a-pilot-study-of-postoperative-recovery-and-surgical-efficacy
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Philip A Gaudreau, Eric M Gessler
Our objective was to perform a pilot study comparing intracapsular radiofrequency ablation tonsillectomy with subcapsular tonsillectomy in adult patients with keratosis pharyngeous. Patients diagnosed with keratosis pharyngeous between December 2010 and February 2013 were randomized to undergo either intracapsular or subcapsular tonsillectomy using radiofrequency ablation. Postoperative pain scores and amount of pain medication taken were recorded for 2 weeks. A 6-month follow-up questionnaire was used to assess efficacy of the procedure...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931136/what-proportion-of-international-travellers-acquire-a-travel-related-illness-a-review-of-the-literature
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Kristina M Angelo, Phyllis E Kozarsky, Edward T Ryan, Lin H Chen, Mark J Sotir
Introduction: As international travel increases, travellers may be at increased risk of acquiring infectious diseases not endemic in their home countries. Many journal articles and reference books related to travel medicine cite that between 22-64% of international travellers become ill during or after travel; however, this information is minimal, outdated and limited by poor generalizability. We aim to provide a current and more accurate estimate of the proportion of international travellers who acquire a travel-related illness...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931043/retrograde-pyelography-predicts-retrograde-ureteral-stenting-failure-and-reduces-unnecessary-stenting-trials-in-patients-with-advanced-non-urological-malignant-ureteral-obstruction
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Sung Han Kim, Boram Park, Jungnam Joo, Jae Young Joung, Ho Kyung Seo, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate predictive factors for retrograde ureteral stent failure in patients with non-urological malignant ureteral obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2014, medical records of 284 malignant ureteral obstruction patients with 712 retrograde ureteral stent trials including 63 (22.2%) having bilateral malignant ureteral obstruction were retrospectively reviewed. Retrograde ureteral stent failure was defined as the inability to place ureteral stents by cystoscopy, recurrent stent obstruction within one month, or non-relief of azotemia within one week from the prior retrograde ureteral stent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931028/the-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-symptomatic-ureteral-stones-predictors-of-treatment-failure-without-the-assistance-of-computed-tomography
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Bing-Juin Chiang, Chun-Hou Liao, Yu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVES: Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is not always performed clinically if the diagnosis of ureteral calculi has been confirmed using other radiographic imaging modalities. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of successful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) without assistance of NCCT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with symptomatic solitary ureteral stones who underwent ESWL between November 2015 and January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930955/comparison-of-compensatory-reserve-and-arterial-lactate-as-markers-of-shock-and-resuscitation
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Michael Craig Johnson, Abdul Alarhayem, Victor Convertino, Robert Carter, Kevin Chung, Ronald Stewart, John Myers, Daniel Dent, Lilian Liao, Ramon Cestero, Susannah Nicholson, Mark Muir, Martin Schwaca, David Wampler, Mark DeRosa, Brian J Eastridge
BACKGROUND: During traumatic hemorrhage, the ability to identify shock and intervene before decompensation is paramount to survival. Lactate is extremely sensitive to shock, and its clearance has been demonstrated a useful gauge of shock and resuscitation status. Though lactate can be measured in the field, logistical constraints render it impractical in certain environments. The compensatory reserve represents a new clinical measurement reflecting the remaining capacity to compensate for hypoperfusion...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930926/fractures-of-the-nasal-bones-is-external-splinting-really-warranted
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Ourania Schoinohoriti, Dimosthenis Igoumenakis, George Rallis
BACKGROUND: It has been advocated that reduction of nasal bone fractures should be followed by internal packing and/or external splinting. Despite the ample literature concerning the advantages and limitations of various splint types, the necessity and effectiveness of external splinting has not been well documented. OBJECTIVE: To present the authors' experience and review the literature on treatment of nasal bone fractures, focusing on the indications and effectiveness of external splinting following closed reduction...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930849/analysis-of-risk-factors-for-colonic-diverticular-bleeding-and-recurrence
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Masato Taki, Tadayuki Oshima, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Yukako Taniguchi, Toshihiko Tomita, Yoshio Ohda, Hirokazu Fukui, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
The increase in incidence of colonic diverticular bleeding is relative to an age-related rise in the incidence of colonic diverticulosis and use of antithrombotic medication. However, risk factors related to the onset, recurrence, and prophylaxis have not been established. Therefore, we aimed to determine risk factors for the onset and recurrence of colonic diverticular bleeding.An age- and sex-matched case-control study was performed to assess the risk factors for the onset of colonic diverticular bleeding...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930838/clinical-efficacy-of-intravesical-electrical-stimulation-on-detrusor-underactivity-8-years-of-experience-from-a-single-center
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Han Deng, Limin Liao, Juan Wu, Guoqing Chen, Xing Li, Zhaoxia Wang, Li Wan
The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of intravesical electrical stimulation (IVES) on detrusor underactivity (DU).From 2009 to 2016, a total of 105 patients with symptoms of DU who were treated with IVES were included in this retrospective study. The medical records, physical examination findings, urine culture results, and video-urodynamic studies were reviewed. Changes in post-void residual urine (PVR) and voiding efficiency (VE) were included for evaluation of efficacy...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930826/infective-endocarditis-in-patients-with-cancer-a-consequence-of-invasive-procedures-or-a-harbinger-of-neoplasm-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort
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Ana Fernández-Cruz, Patricia Muñoz, Carmen Sandoval, Carmen Fariñas, Manuel Gutiérrez-Cuadra, Juan M Pericás Pulido, José M Miró, Miguel Á Goenaga-Sánchez, Arístides de Alarcón, Francisco Bonache-Bernal, MªÁngeles Rodríguez, Mariam Noureddine, Emilio Bouza Santiago
The aim of the study was to draw a comparison between the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with cancer and those of IE in noncancer patients.Patients with IE, according to the modified Duke criteria, were prospectively included in the GAMES registry between January 2008 and February 2014 in 30 hospitals. Patients with active cancer were compared with noncancer patients.During the study period, 161 episodes of IE fulfilled the inclusion criteria. We studied 2 populations: patients whose cancer was diagnosed before IE (73...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930642/microbial-complexes-and-caries-in-17-year-olds-with-and-without-streptococcus-mutans
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L Eriksson, P Lif Holgerson, A Esberg, I Johansson
Streptococcus mutans is a key bacterial species in the caries process, which affects >90% of the population worldwide. However, other acidogenic and aciduric/acidophilic species may contribute to disease development. In Sweden, a country with low prevalences of caries and S. mutans, a significant portion of caries-affected adolescents lack detectable levels of S. mutans. The objectives of the present study were 1) to characterize the tooth biofilm and saliva microbiota of adolescents with caries disease, with or without detectable S...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930497/improving-blood-pressure-control-using-smart-technology
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Elizabeth L Ciemins, Anupama Arora, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, Robin Garland, Shannon Walsh Bishop-Green, Jerry Penso, Patricia J Coon
BACKGROUND: The authors sought to determine if wireless oscillometric home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) that integrates with smartphone technology improves blood pressure (BP) control among patients with new or existing uncontrolled hypertension (HTN). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study monitored BP control before and after an educational intervention and introduction to HBPM. Patients in the intervention group were instructed to track their BP using a smartphone device three to seven times per week...
September 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930362/rapid-development-of-specialty-population-registries-and-quality-measures-from-electronic-health-record-data-an-agile-framework
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Vaishnavi Kannan, Jason S Fish, Jacqueline M Mutz, Angela R Carrington, Ki Lai, Lisa S Davis, Josh E Youngblood, Mark R Rauschuber, Kathryn A Flores, Evan J Sara, Deepa G Bhat, DuWayne L Willett
BACKGROUND: Creation of a new electronic health record (EHR)-based registry often can be a "one-off" complex endeavor: first developing new EHR data collection and clinical decision support tools, followed by developing registry-specific data extractions from the EHR for analysis. Each development phase typically has its own long development and testing time, leading to a prolonged overall cycle time for delivering one functioning registry with companion reporting into production. The next registry request then starts from scratch...
June 14, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930142/study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-treatment-control-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-of-a-micronutrient-formula-to-a-single-vitamin-supplement-in-the-treatment-of-premenstrual-syndrome
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Hannah Retallick-Brown, Julia Rucklidge, Neville Blampied
Background: The recent addition of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th ed.) has highlighted the seriousness of this disorder. Many alternatives to psychoactive medication in the form of vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts have been trialled by women seeking a natural treatment approach. We plan to explore whether a well validated micronutrient formula, EMPowerplus Advanced, can outperform a recognized single nutrient treatment, vitamin B6, for the treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)...
December 7, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930059/the-role-of-alcohol-on-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-urban-india
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Stephen L Schensul, Toan Ha, Jean J Schensul, Melita Vaz, Rajendra Singh, Joseph A Burleson, Kendall Bryant
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of alcohol use among men living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and examine the association of alcohol use and psychosocial variables on ART adherence. The study was a cross-sectional survey supplemented by medical records and qualitative narratives as a part of the initial formative stage of a multilevel, multicentric intervention and evaluation project. METHOD: A screening instrument was administered to men living with HIV (n = 3,088) at four ART Centers using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-consumption questions (AUDIT-C) to determine alcohol use for study eligibility...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930047/comparison-of-retroperitoneal-liposarcoma-extending-into-the-inguinal-canal-and-inguinoscrotal-liposarcoma
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Jinsoo Rhu, Chan Woo Cho, Kyo Won Lee, Hyojun Park, Jae Berm Park, Yoon-La Choi, Sung Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to analyze differences between retroperitoneal liposarcoma (RLPS) extending into the inguinal canal and inguinoscrotal liposarcoma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records for patients who were managed for inguinal liposarcoma at Samsung Medical Center, a tertiary hospital, between January 1998 and December 2016. Patient data on demographics, tumour location, surgery, adjuvant therapy, histology, recurrence and death were collected...
October 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929941/long-term-predictors-of-stroke-in-healthy-middle-aged-men
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Erik Prestgaard, Christian Hodnesdal, Kristian Engeseth, Jan Erikssen, Johan Bodegård, Knut Liestøl, Knut Gjesdal, Sverre E Kjeldsen, Irene Grundvold, Eivind Berge
Background There are few data on risk factors for stroke during long-term follow-up of healthy individuals. Aims We aimed to investigate the long-term predictive impact on stroke risk of baseline variables including hemodynamic variables measured at rest and during exercise in middle-aged, healthy men. Methods We performed a prospective cohort study of 2014 healthy Norwegian men aged 40-59 years, recruited during the period 1972-1975 and followed until 2007. Participants underwent a comprehensive clinical assessment at baseline, including a bicycle exercise test...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929806/clustered-microcysts-on-breast-ultrasound-what-is-an-appropriate-management-recommendation
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Heather I Greenwood, Amie Y Lee, Iryna V Lobach, Bianca M Carpentier, Rita I Freimanis, Loretta M Strachowski
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to determine outcomes of lesions identified as clustered microcysts on breast ultrasound to augment the existing literature and help guide appropriate management recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified cases at our institution, from January 2003 through December 2013, of all lesions classified as clustered microcysts at breast ultrasound. Breast ultrasound examinations were performed by the interpreting physician...
September 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929726/-factors-associated-to-medical-visits-comparison-among-italians-and-immigrants-resident-in-italy
#18
Anteo Di Napoli, Monica Perez, Alessandra Rossi, Daniele Spizzichino, Laura Iannucci, Lidia Gargiulo, Daniela Panaccione, Concetta Mirisola, Alessio Petrelli
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the role of factors potentially associated with the use of medical visits by the immigrant population living in Italy, making a comparison with the Italian population. DESIGN: cross-sectional study based on the representative sample of the population residing in Italy considered in the Survey "Health and use of health services" conducted by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) in 2013. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the study was conducted on a sample of citizens aged 18-64 years (72,476 individuals) representing a population of 37,290,440 residents in Italy (33...
May 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929699/-transmission-and-development-of-foreign-medicinal-materials-in-the-tang-and-song-dynasties
#19
Meng-Hua Wu, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Hui Cao
Many foreign medicinal materials that were imported to China via the Silk Road and maritime trade have enriched Chinese medicine. Imported foreign medicines reached a high point by the Tang and Song Dynasties, particularly in the case of aromatic medicines, which supplemented domestic Chinese aromatics and were widely employed in official dispensaries in the Song Dynasty. This study investigated historical records related to imported Chinese medicines in the Tang and Song periods, focusing on their varieties, quantity, use, and localization trends...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929625/association-of-trauma-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-with-incident-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-women
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Andrea L Roberts, Susan Malspeis, Laura D Kubzansky, Candace H Feldman, Shun-Chiao Chang, Karestan C Koenen, Karen H Costenbader
OBJECTIVE: To conduct the first longitudinal study examining whether trauma exposure and PTSD are associated with increased risk of incident SLE in a civilian cohort. METHODS: We examined the association of trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms with SLE incidence over 24 years of follow-up in a U.S. longitudinal cohort of women (N=54,763). Incident SLE with ≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria was ascertained by self-report and confirmed by medical record review...
September 20, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
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