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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102151/age-at-orchiopexy-for-undescended-testis-in-the-united-states
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Kibileri Williams, Lauren Baumann, Adil Shah, Fizan Abdullah, Emilie K Johnson, Tolulope A Oyetunji
PURPOSE: Undescended testis (UDT) is the most common congenital anomaly of the male genitalia. The American Urological Association guidelines recommend orchiopexy by age 18months to ameliorate the risk of subfertility. The study aim was to assess adherence to these guidelines on a national level. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed both the State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) in 2012 and the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) for 2015. All patients aged 18years or less with a diagnosis of UDT who underwent orchiopexy were included...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894375/impact-of-t1-slope-on-surgical-and-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-bryan-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
#2
Peng Yang, Yongqian Li, Jia Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study investigated an association between preoperative T1 slope and surgical and adjacent segment degeneration (SASD) after Bryan cervical disc arthroplasty (BCDA) in patients with cervical degenerative disc disease. METHODS: Based on preoperative standing lateral radiographs, 90 patients were classified according to T1 slope that was higher or lower than the 50th percentile (high T1 or low T1, 28 and 62 patients, respectively). Patients were also classified as SASD or non-SASD (38 and 52 patients, respectively) determined by radiographs at final follow-up...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871894/surgeon-performed-ultrasound-for-chronic-obstructive-sialadenitis-helps-predict-sialendoscopic-findings-and-outcomes
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Andrew R Larson, Annick Aubin-Pouliot, Elise Delagnes, Melissa Zheng, Jolie L Chang, William R Ryan
Objective To determine the accuracy of surgeon-performed ultrasound (SP-US) features for predicting intraoperative sialendoscopic findings and to correlate ultrasound features with short-term symptomatic outcomes following sialendoscopy-assisted salivary duct surgery (SASDS). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting The practices of 2 academic sialendoscopy surgeons. Subjects and Methods Between February 2014 and September 2015, 82 patients with 105 symptomatic glands underwent SASDS, of whom 56 patients (75 glands) met inclusion criteria...
August 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772434/supercritical-co%C3%A2-assisted-spray-drying-of-strawberry-like-gold-coated-magnetite-nanocomposites-in-chitosan-powders-for-inhalation
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Marta C Silva, Ana Sofia Silva, Javier Fernandez-Lodeiro, Teresa Casimiro, Carlos Lodeiro, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Therefore, it is of extreme importance to develop new systems that can deliver anticancer drugs into the site of action when initiating a treatment. Recently, the use of nanotechnology and particle engineering has enabled the development of new drug delivery platforms for pulmonary delivery. In this work, POXylated strawberry-like gold-coated magnetite nanocomposites and ibuprofen (IBP) were encapsulated into a chitosan matrix using Supercritical Assisted Spray Drying (SASD)...
January 18, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765795/inpatient-versus-outpatient-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-perioperative-complication-analysis-of-259-414-patients-from-the-healthcare-cost-and-utilization-project-databases
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Shearwood McClelland Iii, Peter G Passias, Thomas J Errico, R Shay Bess, Themistocles S Protopsaltis
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most common operations utilized to address pathology of the cervical spine. Few reports have attempted to compare complications associated with inpatient versus outpatient ACDF. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2001-2012 and the State Ambulatory Services Database (SASD) for New Jersey (NJ) from 2003-2012 were used for analysis. Patients receiving ACDF (defined as anterior cervical fusion (ICD-0 code=81...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714528/salivary-duct-stenosis-short-term-symptom-outcomes-after-sialendoscopy-assisted-salivary-duct-surgery
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Elise A Delagnes, Melissa Zheng, Annick Aubin-Pouliot, Jolie L Chang, William R Ryan
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess short-term symptom change after sialendoscopy-assisted salivary duct surgery (SASDS) for salivary duct stenosis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Patients with obstructive sialadenitis from duct stenosis completed the 20-item Chronic Obstructive Sialadenitis Symptoms (COSS) Questionnaire (scored 0-100) prior to SASDS and 3 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Thirty glands in 19 patients with endoscopically confirmed salivary duct stenosis showed overall symptom improvement, with a mean COSS score reduction of 12...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560607/femoral-nerve-and-lumbar-plexus-injury-after-minimally-invasive-lateral-retroperitoneal-transpsoas-approach-electrodiagnostic-prognostic-indicators-and-a-roadmap-to-recovery
#7
Naomi A Abel, Jacob Januszewski, Andrew C Vivas, Juan S Uribe
Injury to the lumbosacral (LS) plexus is a well-described complication after lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approaches to the spine. The prognosis for functional recovery after lumbosacral plexopathy or femoral/obturator neuropathy is unclear. We designed a retrospective case-control study with patients undergoing one-level lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) between January 2011 and June 2016 to correlate electrodiagnostic assessments (EDX) to physiologic concepts of nerve injury and reinnervation, and attempt to build a timeline for patient evaluation and recovery...
May 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481725/intra-rater-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-standardized-ultrasound-protocol-for-assessing-subacromial-structures
#8
Birgitte Hougs Kjær, Karen Ellegaard, Ina Wieland, Susan Warming, Birgit Juul-Kristensen
BACKGROUND: US-examinations related to shoulder impingement (SI) often vary due to methodological differences, examiner positions, transducers, and recording parameters. Reliable US protocols for examination of different structures related to shoulder impingement are therefore needed. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the intra- and inter-rater reliability of the existing ultrasound (US) examinations of the subacromial space, the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa, and the supraspinatus tendon...
May 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434635/readmissions-unplanned-emergency-room-visits-and-surgical-retreatment-rates-after-anti-reflux-procedures
#9
Hsin-Hsiao S Wang, Rohit Tejwani, Steven Wolf, John S Wiener, Jonathan C Routh
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: The choice between endoscopic injection (EI) and ureteroneocystotomy (UNC) for surgical correction of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative outcomes of EI vs UNC. STUDY DESIGN: This study reviewed linked inpatient (SID), ambulatory surgery (SASD), and emergency department (SEDD) data from five states in the United States (2007-10) to identify pediatric patients with primary VUR undergoing EI or UNC as an initial surgical intervention...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425577/postoperative-hemorrhage-and-hospital-revisit-after-transoral-robotic-surgery
#10
MULTICENTER STUDY
Joseph Zenga, Jasmina Suko, Dorina Kallogjeri, Patrik Pipkorn, Brian Nussenbaum, Ryan S Jackson
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the incidence and complications related to postoperative hemorrhage (POH) after transoral robotic surgery (TORS). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of the State Inpatient Database (SID), the State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD), and the State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. METHODS: Patients were identified from the SID, SASD, and SEDD for the states of Florida, New York, and California from 2005 to 2013 who had an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition code for a surgical procedure on the upper aerodigestive tract associated with a code for robotic-assisted surgery...
October 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415055/-risk-factors-for-predicting-the-need-for-additional-surgery-for-symptomatic-adjacent-segment-disease-after-minimally-invasive-surgery-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Kenji Fukaya, Mitsuhiro Hasegawa, Mitsuru Shirato, Takashi Teshima
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of and risk factors for symptomatic adjacent segment disease(SASD)requiring additional surgery in patients previously treated with minimally invasive surgery-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion(MIS-TLIF)for degenerative lumbar disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A series of 467 consecutive patients who had undergone MIS-TLIF of one or two segments to treat degenerative lumbar disease was identified. The mean age of the patients at the time of the index operation was 67...
April 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377861/outpatient-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-an-analysis-of-readmissions-from-the-new-jersey-state-ambulatory-services-database
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Shearwood McClelland, Peter G Passias, Thomas J Errico, R Shay Bess, Themistocles S Protopsaltis
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) performed as an outpatient has become increasingly common for treating cervical spine pathology. Few reports have attempted to assess readmissions following outpatient ACDF. This study was performed to address this issue using population-based databases. METHODS: The State Ambulatory Services Database (SASD) for New Jersey (NJ) from 2003-2012 was used for analysis. Patients receiving ACDF (defined as anterior cervical fusion (ICD-0 code=81...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128949/performance-comparison-of-systematic-methods-for-rigorous-definition-of-coarse-grained-sites-of-large-biomolecules
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yuwei Zhang, Zexing Cao, John Zenghui Zhang, Fei Xia
Construction of coarse-grained (CG) models for large biomolecules used for multiscale simulations demands a rigorous definition of CG sites for them. Several coarse-graining methods such as the simulated annealing and steepest descent (SASD) based on the essential dynamics coarse-graining (ED-CG) or the stepwise local iterative optimization (SLIO) based on the fluctuation maximization coarse-graining (FM-CG), were developed to do it. However, the practical applications of these methods such as SASD based on ED-CG are subject to limitations because they are too expensive...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111281/aerosolizable-gold-nano-in-micro-dry-powder-formulations-for-theragnosis-and-lung-delivery
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A Sofia Silva, Ana M Sousa, Renato P Cabral, Marta C Silva, Clarinda Costa, Sónia P Miguel, Vasco D B Bonifácio, Teresa Casimiro, Ilídio J Correia, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo
Functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been widely investigated as promising multifunctional nanosystems for the theragnosis of lung cancer, the most common and prominent cause of cancer death worldwide. Nevertheless, nanoparticles are not in appropriate sizes for an accurate deep lung delivery and the lack of locally and effective delivery of therapeutic biomolecules to the deep lungs is, in fact, the major cause of low therapeutic outcome. Herein we incorporate, for the first time, AuNPs into respirable microparticles...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743519/risk-factors-for-malnutrition-in-seniors-aged-75-living-in-home-environment-in-selected-regions-of-the-czech-republic
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Iva Brabcová, Marie Trešlová, Sylva Bártlová, Jitka Vacková, Valerie Tóthová, Lenka Motlová
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Nutrition is an important social determinant of health that influences the ageing process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional condition of a group of seniors and identify the bio-psycho-social factors that increase the risk of malnutrition. METHODS: The research was conducted using a quantitative method. The standardised scales Mini Nutritional Assessment - Short Form (MNA-SF) and the Geriatric depression scale (GDS-5) were used to evaluate the nutritional condition and tendency towards depression of the tested group...
September 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701754/sialadenitis-without-sialolithiasis-prospective-outcomes-after-sialendoscopy-assisted-salivary-duct-surgery
#16
Elise A Delagnes, Annick Aubin-Pouliot, Melissa Zheng, Jolie L Chang, William R Ryan
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess symptoms before and after sialendoscopy-assisted salivary duct surgery (SASDS) in patients with symptomatic sialadenitis without sialolithiasis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Patients with chronic obstructive sialadenitis without sialolithiasis (COSWS) completed the Chronic Obstructive Sialadenitis Symptoms (COSS) questionnaire prior to SASDS and 3 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Of 80 consecutive patients in a 20-month period, 20 surveyed patients underwent SASDS for COSWS in 37 symptomatic glands...
May 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27150526/the-importance-of-non-accessible-crosslinks-and-solvent-accessible-surface-distance-in-modeling-proteins-with-restraints-from-crosslinking-mass-spectrometry
#17
Joshua Matthew Allen Bullock, Jannik Schwab, Konstantinos Thalassinos, Maya Topf
Crosslinking mass spectrometry (XL-MS) is becoming an increasingly popular technique for modeling protein monomers and complexes. The distance restraints garnered from these experiments can be used alone or as part of an integrative modeling approach, incorporating data from many sources. However, modeling practices are varied and the difference in their usefulness is not clear. Here, we develop a new scoring procedure for models based on crosslink data-Matched and Nonaccessible Crosslink score (MNXL). We compare its performance with that of other commonly-used scoring functions (Number of Violations and Sum of Violation Distances) on a benchmark of 14 protein domains, each with 300 corresponding models (at various levels of quality) and associated, previously published, experimental crosslinks (XLdb)...
July 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26972293/sialendoscopy-assisted-surgery-and-the-chronic-obstructive-sialadenitis-symptoms-questionnaire-a-prospective-study
#18
Annick Aubin-Pouliot, Elise A Delagnes, Jolie L Chang, William R Ryan
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To prospectively assess symptoms of obstructive sialadenitis before and after sialendoscopy-assisted salivary duct surgery (SASDS) using the chronic obstructive sialadenitis symptoms (COSS) questionnaire to determine and predict impact of interventions. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Adult patients with chronic obstructive sialadenitis who underwent SASDS were asked to complete the COSS questionnaire and the Short-Form-8 (SF-8) quality-of-life (QOL) survey prior to surgery and 3 months postoperatively...
June 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26590864/ultrasound-guided-versus-blind-subacromial-subdeltoid-bursa-injection-in-adults-with-shoulder-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Tao Wu, Hai Xin Song, Yan Dong, Jian Hua Li
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided (USG) versus blind (landmark-guided, LMG) corticosteroid subacromial-subdeltoid bursa injection in adults with shoulder pain. METHODS: The searches were performed on PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Ovid CochraneCENTRAL, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Scopus from database inception through March 27, 2015. Studies were included trials comparing USG versus LSG injections for the treatment of adults with subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis...
December 2015: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26571174/the-health-impact-of-symptomatic-adult-spinal-deformity-comparison-of-deformity-types-to-united-states-population-norms-and-chronic-diseases
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Shay Bess, Breton Line, Kai-Ming Fu, Ian McCarthy, Virgine Lafage, Frank Schwab, Christopher Shaffrey, Christopher Ames, Behrooz Akbarnia, Han Jo, Michael Kelly, Douglas Burton, Robert Hart, Eric Klineberg, Khaled Kebaish, Richard Hostin, Gregory Mundis, Praveen Mummaneni, Justin S Smith
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of a prospective, multicenter database. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the health impact of symptomatic adult spinal deformity (SASD) by comparing Standard Form Version 2 (SF-36) scores for SASD with United States normative and chronic disease values. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent data have identified radiographic parameters correlating with poor health-related quality of life for SASD...
February 2016: Spine
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