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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231591/predictive-success-factors-in-selective-upper-airway-stimulation
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Clemens Heiser, Benedikt Hofauer
Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common diseases in Western industrialized countries. A variety of conservative and surgical treatment options are available for its treatment. In recent years, selective upper airway stimulation (sUAS) has been shown to be effective and safe. Different biomarkers have been investigated as predictive clinical success factors in a number of clinical trials. Age does not matter in sUAS, as compared to its predictive role in other therapies. Weight seems to play a limited role, depending on drug-induced sleep endoscopy to rule out a complete concentric collapse with an increased body mass index...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230917/total-laryngectomy-with-primary-tracheoesophageal-puncture-intraoperative-versus-delayed-voice-prosthesis-placement
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Rachelle A Robinson, Virginia A Simms, Elizabeth C Ward, Molly K Barnhart, Sophie J Chandler, Robert I Smee
BACKGROUND: Studies support using intraoperative voice prosthesis insertion performed at the time of primary tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) during laryngectomy. However, none have compared intraoperative voice prosthesis insertion with delayed voice prosthesis insertion. The purpose of this study was to prospectively examine patient, services, and cost benefits of intraoperative versus delayed voice prosthesis placement. METHODS: Voice prosthesis use, duration to the first voice prosthesis change, early communication, and costs were compared between 14 patients who underwent a laryngectomy and who received intraoperative voice prosthesis placement, and 10 patients who underwent initial catheter stenting and then delayed voice prosthesis insertion...
February 23, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230623/safety-and-accuracy-of-freehand-versus-navigated-iliac-screws-results-from-222-screw-placements
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Randall J Hlubek, Kaith K Almefty, David S Xu, Jay D Turner, U Kumar Kakarla
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and accuracy of the freehand technique versus stereotactic navigation for placement of iliac screws. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Iliac screw fixation is often used to augment lumbosacral reconstruction in advanced spine disease to increase the likelihood of successful arthrodesis. Iliac screws can be placed with image guidance, using either intraoperative fluoroscopy or computed tomography (CT) to guide navigation...
February 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230597/histomorphometric-evaluation-of-two-different-bone-substitutes-in-sinus-floor-augmentation-procedures
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Marco Portelli, Marco Cicciù, Floriana Lauritano, Gabriele Cervino, Maurizio Manuelli, Enrico Felice Gherlone, Alessandra Lucchese
The aim of this study is to compare the histomorphometric data of deproteinized bovine bone (DBB) and a fully synthetic bone substitute, poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid/hydroxyapatite (PLGA/HA) applied for sinus floor augmentation technique. Twelve maxillary atrophic ridges of 8 patients requiring major maxillary sinus floor augmentation were studied; the sites were randomly assigned to the study groups and reexamined at 6 months after grafting using cone beam computed tomography scans and biopsy samples harvested during dental implant placement...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230596/the-efficacy-of-immediate-implant-placement-in-extraction-sockets-for-alveolar-bone-preservation-a-clinical-evaluation-using-three-dimensional-cone-beam-computerized-tomography-and-resonance-frequency-analysis-value
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Ali Al Qabbani, Noor Hayati A Razak, Sausan Al Kawas, Suzina Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Saad Wahbi, A R Samsudin
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of immediate implant placement with alveolar bone augmentation on socket preservation following atraumatic tooth extraction and comparing it with a tooth alveolar socket that was allowed to heal in a conventional way.Twenty medically fit patients (8 males and 12 females aged between 18 and 40 years) who needed noncomplicated tooth extraction of mandibular premolar teeth were divided randomly and equally into 2 groups. In Group I, the empty extraction socket was left untreated and allowed to heal in a conventional way...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230438/the-influence-of-placements-on-adult-nursing-graduates-choice-of-first-post
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Mark Wareing, Renate Taylor, Aileen Wilson, Adrienne Sharples
BACKGROUND: This article presents findings from a study that sought to explore the extent to which clinical placements have an impact on nursing students' decisions regarding their first staff nurse post. Within the UK, nursing is facing a recruitment crisis with particular difficulty recruiting to areas such as primary care and care of older people. Transitioning into a new role is challenging in any occupation, but it is a particular problem in nursing where the realities of professional practice often differ from students' perception of the staff nurse role as shaped by their clinical placements...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230434/practice-education-facilitator-roles-and-their-value-to-nhs-organisations
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Betsy Scott, Terri Rapson, Liz Allibone, Rozi Hamilton, Constance S Mambanje, Laura Pisaneschi
The role of the practice education facilitator (PEF) was introduced to support the management of large student nurse numbers in clinical areas and to monitor and enhance the quality of placements. While much has been written about the activities and roles undertaken by PEFs, less is known about the value of this type of role to the NHS organisations that employ them. This article explores some of the views of PEFs working in a variety of trusts and organisations in London and surrounding counties. There is no consistent job definition and often insufficient support, leading to some PEFs feeling overwhelmed by the work and isolated within the role...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230230/bronchoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-procedures-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Joseph Em van Agteren, Khin Hnin, Dion Grosser, Kristin V Carson, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, a variety of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) procedures have emerged that may provide a treatment option to participants suffering from moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of BLVR on the short- and long-term health outcomes in participants with moderate to severe COPD and determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of each individual technique. SEARCH METHODS: Studies were identified from the Cochrane Airways Group Specialised Register (CAGR) and by handsearching of respiratory journals and meeting abstracts...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229053/large-artery-stiffness-assessment-using-sphygmocor-technology
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REVIEW
Mark Butlin, Ahmad Qasem
Large artery stiffness assessment has been an integral part of the SphygmoCor technology since 1998. Aortic stiffness is approximated with non-invasive measurement of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, with improvements made with time to make the assessment procedure quicker and more user independent. Also standard in the devices is the ability to reliably calculate the central aortic waveform shape from a peripheral pressure waveform from either the brachial or radial artery. This waveform contains much information beyond peak and trough (systolic and diastolic pressure)...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228874/embolization-of-prostatic-brachytherapy-seeds-to-pulmonary-arteries-a-case-study
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Alexander D Calvert, Andrew W Dyer, Van A Montgomery
Pulmonary seed embolization is a complication of prostatic brachytherapy with varying incidence rates. Key factors that reportedly influence the incidence of seed embolization include planning volume, quantity of seeds, seed placement, and type of seeds (stranded vs free). The clinical implications of seed migration are unclear because sequelae were not demonstrated in multiple short-term studies yet there have been several reports of long-term complications. We report a case of a 56-year-old patient who presented with dyspnea approximately 6 years after brachytherapy treatment for a very low-risk prostate cancer...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227795/simplified-realistic-human-head-model-for-simulating-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields
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Cornelia Wenger, Ze'ev Bomzon, Ricardo Salvador, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ze'ev Bomzon, Ricardo Salvador, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Ze'ev Bomzon
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are alternating electric fields in the intermediate frequency range (100-300 kHz) of low-intensity (1-3 V/cm). TTFields are an anti-mitotic treatment against solid tumors, which are approved for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patients. These electric fields are induced non-invasively by transducer arrays placed directly on the patient's scalp. Cell culture experiments showed that treatment efficacy is dependent on the induced field intensity. In clinical practice, a software called NovoTal(TM) uses head measurements to estimate the optimal array placement to maximize the electric field delivery to the tumor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227450/using-multiple-placements-of-accelerometers-to-measure-cardiovascular-pulse-transit-times
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Natalie Kurgan Canino, Ruisheng Rick Wang, Charles J Robinson, Natalie Kurgan Canino, Ruisheng Wang, Charles J Robinson, Natalie Kurgan Canino, Charles J Robinson, Ruisheng Rick Wang
To measure pulse transit times (PTT) and calculate pulse wave velocities (PWV), tri-axial and uniaxial accelerometers were placed in groups of 2 to 4 over the manubrium, xiphoid process, forehead, wrist and ankle, and/or over the carotid, femoral, and posterior auricular arteries in 11 consented supine subjects. Signals were sampled at 1 kHz and filtered. Radial vectors were calculated from the tri-axial measurements. A 3-lead ECG was simultaneously collected over the same 180 s window, as well as respiratory rate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226705/non-rigid-mri-ct-registration-for-effective-planning-of-prostate-brachytherapy
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I Hamdan, G Dardenne, J Bert, D Visvikis, I Hamdan, G Dardenne, J Bert, D Visvikis, I Hamdan, G Dardenne, J Bert, D Visvikis
Prostate brachytherapy is an intraoperative radiotherapy technique for irradiating prostate tumors by placing radioactive sources inside the prostate. CT image is used to calculate a personalized dose distribution (PDD) while the MRI is used to visualize the tumor and the organs at risk. Therefore, a registration of preoperative MRI and CT is essential since it could improve the overall precision of the treatment planning, the placement of radioactive sources inside the prostate as well as the visualization of the dose distribution with respect to the tumor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225375/impact-of-a-child-life-and-music-therapy-procedural-support-intervention-on-parental-perception-of-their-child-s-distress-during-intravenous-placement
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Gabriela S Ortiz, Todd OʼConnor, Jessa Carey, Adam Vella, Audrey Paul, Diane Rode, Alan Weinberg
OBJECTIVES: Child life specialists and music therapists have a unique and integral role in providing psychosocial care to pediatric patients and families. These professionals are trained to provide clinical interventions that support coping and adjustment and reduce the risk of psychological trauma related to hospital visits and health care encounters. The researchers devised a multimodal approach using a combined child life and music therapy intervention to address procedure-related distress in patients receiving intravenous (IV) placement in the pediatric emergency department...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224239/the-importance-of-electrode-position-in-visual-electrophysiology
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A Kurtenbach, S Kramer, T Strasser, E Zrenner, H Langrová
PURPOSE: The DTL fibre electrode is commonly used to record the electric potentials elicited by stimulation of the retina. Two positions are commonly used: it is placed either on the cornea along the lower lid or in the conjunctival fornix. The PERG and OPs have previously been examined and compared under both conditions. The aim of this study was to examine the ERG, flicker response and on-off responses with differing electrode positions. METHODS: Before recruitment, all subjects underwent an ophthalmological examination...
February 21, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224200/plain-radiographs-can-be-used-for-routine-assessment-of-acl-reconstruction-tunnel-position-with-three-dimensional-imaging-reserved-for-research-and-revision-surgery
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REVIEW
Jonathan David Kosy, Vipul I Mandalia
PURPOSE: The position of the osseous tunnels and graft during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has been the subject of multiple studies aiming for either anatomical placement or an alternative. The assessment of these positions, using post-operative imaging, is therefore of interest to the surgeon in both the evaluation of surgical performance and surveillance of potential complications. The purpose of this review is to identify the optimal use of imaging in both the surveillance of clinical practice and in planning revision surgery...
February 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223855/perception-of-educational-value-in-clinical-rotations-by-medical-students
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David A Kandiah
AIM: Clinical teaching in Australian medical schools has changed to meet the needs of substantially increased medical student cohorts. As such, formal feedback from these student cohorts is needed about the value they place on the educational input from each clinical rotation. This study aims to determine which aspects of clinical placements are most educationally useful to medical students. METHODS: In this study, final year medical students from the University of Western Australia (UWA) were surveyed via an anonymous online questionnaire, identifying which clinical placements were found to be the most and the least useful to their learning and the positive aspects of these placements...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222882/in-office-fabrication-of-dental-implant-surgical-guides-using-desktop-stereolithographic-printing-and-implant-treatment-planning-software-a-clinical-report
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Daniel Whitley, R Scott Eidson, Ivan Rudek, Sompop Bencharit
Guided surgery is accepted as the most accurate way to place an implant and predictably relate the implant to its definitive prosthesis, although few clinicians use it. However, recent developments in high-quality desktop 3-dimensional stereolithographic printers have led to the in-office fabrication of stereolithographic surgical guides at reduced cost. This clinical report demonstrates a protocol for using a cost-effective, in-office rapid prototyping technique to fabricate a surgical guide for dental implant placement...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222878/clinical-complications-and-quality-assessments-with-computer-engineered-complete-dentures-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mathew T Kattadiyil, Abdulaziz AlHelal, Brian J Goodacre
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Computer-engineered complete dentures (CECDs) have significant potential as shown by recent reports of outcomes and specific applications. An understanding of complications and quality assessment factors associated with CECDs from compiled data is lacking in published reports. PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the clinical complications and quality assessments related to CECDs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Electronic searches of publications in English from January 1984 to September 2016 were performed in MEDLINE and Cochrane databases, with the results enriched by manual searches and citation mining to address 2 population intervention comparison outcome (PICO) questions: what are the clinical complications associated with CECDs, and what are the quality assessments with CECDs? RESULTS: A review of 5 selected articles (limited data) on CECDs revealed patient dissatisfaction related to overall outcome (25...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222871/evaluation-of-hypersensitivity-after-the-placement-of-metal-ceramic-crowns-cemented-with-two-luting-agents-long-term-results-of-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Carla Kozmacs, Katharina Schaper, Hans-Christoph Lauer, Andree Piwowarczyk
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Different luting materials are available for the cementation of fixed dental prostheses. Postcementation hypersensitivity is an occasional complication in the definitive delivery. How the choice of luting agent affects long-term postcementation sensitivity is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective, randomized, controlled, split-mouth clinical trial was to compare the hypersensitivity of 2 cementation methods for metal ceramic crowns...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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