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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342427/reconstructive-aortic-valve-surgery-in-the-elderly-techniques-and-outcomes
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Paul P Urbanski, Atanas Jankulovski, Kiril Doldurov, Xiaochun Zhan, Ayman Sodah, Michael Zacher, Anno Diegeler
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate operative techniques and long-term results after aortic valve or root repair in patients aged 75 years or more. METHODS: Between November 2002 and January 2016, a total of 815 patients underwent aortic valve or root repair. Among them were 100 patients aged 75 years or more (mean, 78 ± 3; range, 75-88 years), including 17 patients operated on an emergency basis because of acute aortic dissection. None/trivial, mild, moderate, and severe insufficiency grades were presented in 9, 23, 27, and 41 patients, respectively...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342360/sustained-delivery-of-doxorubicin-via-acetalated-dextran-scaffold-prevents-glioblastoma-recurrence-after-surgical-resection
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Elizabeth G Graham-Gurysh, Kathryn M Moore, Andrew B Satterlee, Kevin T Sheets, Feng-Chang Lin, Eric M Bachelder, C Ryan Miller, Shawn Hingtgen, Kristy M Ainslie
The primary cause of mortality for glioblastoma (GBM) is local tumor recurrence following standard-of-care therapies, including surgical resection. With most tumors recurring near the site of surgical resection, local delivery of chemotherapy at the time of surgery is a promising strategy. Herein drug loaded polymer scaffolds with two distinct degradation profiles were fabricated to investigate the effect of local drug delivery rate on GBM recurrence following surgical resection. The novel biopolymer, acetalated dextran (Ace-DEX), was compared to commercially available polyester, poly(L-lactide) (PLA)...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342299/benefit-of-left-atrial-appendage-electrical-isolation-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jorge Romero, Gregory F Michaud, Ricardo Avendano, David F Briceño, Saurabh Kumar, Juan Carlos Diaz, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Carola Gianni, Domenico Della Rocca, Riccardo Proietti, Laura Perrotta, Stefano Bordignon, Julian K R Chun, Boris Schmidt, Mario Garcia, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase
Aims: The long-term outcomes of left atrial appendage electrical isolation (LAAEI) in patients with non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) have corroborated the significant role of the LAA in this arrhythmia. We sought to investigate the incremental benefit of LAAEI in patients undergoing catheter ablation for persistent AF or long-standing persistent AF (LSPAF). Methods and results: A systematic review of Medline, Cochrane, and Embase for all the clinical studies in which assessment LAAEI in non-paroxysmal AF patients was performed...
January 12, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342288/association-between-abcg2-rs2231142-and-poor-response-to-allopurinol-replication-and-meta-analysis
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Mary C Wallace, Rebecca L Roberts, Payal Nanavati, Jeffrey N Miner, Nicola Dalbeth, Ruth Topless, Tony R Merriman, Lisa K Stamp
Objective: ABCG2 rs2231142 (Q141K) has been reported to be associated with poor response to allopurinol, while there are conflicting data on the association between the genetically independent ABCG2 rs10011796 variant and allopurinol response. The aim of this study was to replicate the association of ABCG2 rs2231142 and rs10011796 with allopurinol response and perform a meta-analysis. Methods: Participants in the Long-term Allopurinol Safety Study Evaluating Outcomes in Gout Patients (LASSO) (n = 299) were studied...
January 12, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342014/patterns-and-predictors-of-return-to-work-after-major-trauma-a-prospective-population-based-registry-study
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Alex Collie, Pamela M Simpson, Peter A Cameron, Shanthi Ameratunga, Jennie Ponsford, Ronan A Lyons, Sandra Braaf, Andrew Nunn, James E Harrison, Belinda J Gabbe
OBJECTIVE: To characterize patterns of engagement in work during the 4-year period after major traumatic injury, and to identify factors associated with those patterns. BACKGROUND: Employment is an important marker of functional recovery from injury. There are few population-based studies of long-term employment outcomes, and limited data on the patterns of return to work (RTW) after injury. METHODS: A population-based, prospective cohort study using the Victorian State Trauma Registry...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341513/investment-in-epilepsy-monitoring-units-improves-epilepsy-care-experience-in-a-regional-neuroscience-centre
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R N McGinty, D J Costello, B McNamara, P Kinirons, B J Sweeney
An evaluation of the clinical yield of inpatient long-term video-EEG (vEEG) in a new epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) was undertaken, with findings compared to the centre's prior method of bedside vEEG recording in a standard neurology ward, as reported in 2004. A retrospective analysis of neurophysiology reports for all adults who underwent elective vEEG monitoring in the EMU at Cork University Hospital between January 2015 and July 2016 was conducted. Of 115 vEEG studies in the EMU, 100 (87.0%) were deemed diagnostically conclusive, 14 (12...
August 8, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341504/a-multi-institutional-analysis-of-children-on-long-term-non-invasive-respiratory-support-and-their-outcomes
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Monica L Koncicki, Philip Zachariah, Adam R Lucas, Jeffrey D Edwards
OBJECTIVES: To characterize a multi-institutional cohort of children with chronic respiratory failure that use long-term, non-invasive respiratory support, perform a time-to-event analysis of transitions to transtracheal ventilation and identify factors associated with earlier transition to transtracheal ventilation. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of patients less than 21 years of age with diagnoses associated with chronic respiratory failure and discharged on non-invasive respiratory support was performed using data from the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) between 2007 and 2015...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341411/the-effect-of-recanalization-on-long-term-neurological-outcome-after-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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E Rezoagli, I Martinelli, D Poli, U Scoditti, S M Passamonti, P Bucciarelli, W Ageno, F Dentali
BACKGROUND: Studies with limited sample size and with discordant results described the recanalization time course of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). The neurological outcome after a first episode of CVT is good, but the role of recanalization on the neurological dependency is still debated. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to assess the recanalization rate after cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and its prognostic role on long-term neurological outcome. PATIENTS/METHODS: In a retrospective observational multicentre cohort study, patients with an acute first episode of CVT with at least one available imaging test during follow-up were enrolled...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341390/building-a-new-research-framework-for-social-evolution-intralocus-caste-antagonism
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Tanya M Pennell, Luke Holman, Edward H Morrow, Jeremy Field
The breeding and non-breeding 'castes' of eusocial insects provide a striking example of role-specific selection, where each caste maximises fitness through different morphological, behavioural and physiological trait values. Typically, queens are long-lived egg-layers, while workers are short-lived, largely sterile foragers. Remarkably, the two castes are nevertheless produced by the same genome. The existence of inter-caste genetic correlations is a neglected consequence of this shared genome, potentially hindering the evolution of caste dimorphism: alleles that increase the productivity of queens may decrease the productivity of workers and vice versa, such that each caste is prevented from reaching optimal trait values...
January 16, 2018: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341248/are-kidney-transplantation-outcomes-improved-in-children-weighting-15-kilograms-or-less-in-the-last-decades
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George S Reusz, Miklos Z Molnar
As perinatal and postnatal care of neonates with impaired kidney function is constantly improving, the number of infants needing renal replacement therapy is increasing. Consequently, the general attitude of clinicians to offer renal replacement therapy (RRT) during the first year of life is changing gradually. The ideal renal replacement modality for children and adolescents is renal transplantation (RTX), as both the short-term and long-term medical complications of hemo- and peritoneal dialysis confer inferior survival rates compared to RTX to this patent group...
January 16, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341155/long-term-outcome-of-prophylactic-thyroidectomy-in-children-carrying-ret-germline-mutations
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A Machens, M Elwerr, K Lorenz, F Weber, H Dralle
BACKGROUND: A comprehensive assessment has not been undertaken of long-term outcomes in children carrying germline RET mutations and undergoing prophylactic thyroidectomy with the aim of preventing medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). METHODS: A retrospective outcome study (1994-2017) of prophylactic thyroidectomy in children, with and without central node dissection, was performed at a tertiary surgical centre. RESULTS: Some 167 children underwent prophylactic thyroidectomy, 109 without and 58 with concomitant central node dissection...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341049/-long-term-outcome-after-prenatal-drug-exposure
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Ludwig Gortner, Sascha Meyer
Although prenatal exposure to opioids, cannabinoids and cocaine is a frequent problem, only scarce data have been published on the long-term outcome in affected children and adolescents. While opioid-exposed children up to the age of 2 years show a reduced motor developmental pattern, data from meta-analyses up to adolescence show a strong trend for reduced performance with regard to cognitive function and behavior. Follow-up data after intrauterine cannabinoid exposure indicate reduced cognitive and reading abilities as well as abnormal findings in complex planning tests...
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341040/risk-factors-for-allograft-failure-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Anna Huesing-Kabar, Christina Zu Dohna, Hauke Heinzow, Vito Rosario Cicinnati, Susanne Beckebaum, Martina Schmidt, Hans Ulrich Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Christian Wilms, Daniel Palmes, Hartmut Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Iyad Kabar
BACKGROUND:  With regard to quality of life and organ shortage, follow-up after liver transplantation (LT) should consider risk factors for allograft failure in order to avoid the need for re-LT and to improve the long-term outcome of recipients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore potential risk factors for allograft failure after LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS:  A total of 489 consecutive LT recipients who received follow-up care at the University Hospital of Muenster were included in this study...
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340963/interactions-between-drugs-and-geriatric-syndromes-in-nursing-home-and-home-care-results-from-shelter-and-ibenc-projects
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Graziano Onder, Silvia Giovannini, Federica Sganga, Ester Manes-Gravina, Eva Topinkova, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Vjenka Garms-Homolová, Anja Declercq, Henriëtte G van der Roest, Pálmi V Jónsson, Hein van Hout, Roberto Bernabei
AIM: Drugs may interact with geriatric syndromes by playing a role in the continuation, recurrence or worsening of these conditions. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of interactions between drugs and three common geriatric syndromes (delirium, falls and urinary incontinence) among older adults in nursing home and home care in Europe. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional multicenter study among 4023 nursing home residents participating in the Services and Health for Elderly in Long-TERm care (Shelter) project and 1469 home care patients participating in the Identifying best practices for care-dependent elderly by Benchmarking Costs and outcomes of community care (IBenC) project...
January 16, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340938/pharmacologic-treatment-of-hypertensive-urgency-in-the-outpatient-setting-a-systematic-review
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Claudia L Campos, Charles T Herring, Asima N Ali, Deanna N Jones, James L Wofford, Augustus L Caine, Robert L Bloomfield, Janine Tillett, Karen S Oles
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive urgency (HU), defined as acute severe uncontrolled hypertension without end-organ damage, is a common condition. Despite its association with long-term morbidity and mortality, guidance regarding immediate management is sparse. Our objective was to summarize the evidence examining the effects of antihypertensive medications to treat. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Embase through May 2016...
January 16, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340922/prevention-of-internal-hernia-during-robotic-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Toshiyasu Ojima, Masaki Nakamura, Mikihito Nakamori, Keiji Hayata, Masahiro Katsuda, Toshiaki Tsuji, Shimpei Maruoka, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND: Postoperative internal hernia (IH) is a potentially life-threatening acute protrusion of viscus through an iatrogenic mesenteric defect. In our retrospective study of 1943 consecutive gastric cancer (GC) patients who had undergone surgery, the incidence of IH after laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) was 4.9%.1 This high incidence seems to be caused by decreased adhesion formation after LTG. There is no consensus regarding orifice management during robotic total gastrectomy (RTG)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340876/biomaterials-and-regenerative-medicine-in-urology
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N F Davis, E M Cunnane, M R Quinlan, J J Mulvihill, N Lawrentschuk, D M Bolton, M T Walsh
Autologous gastrointestinal tissue is the gold standard biomaterial for urinary tract reconstruction despite its long-term neuromechanical and metabolic complications. Regenerative biomaterials have been proposed as alternatives; however many are limited by a poor host derived regenerative response and deficient supportive elements for effective tissue regeneration in vivo. Urological biomaterials are sub-classified into xenogenic extracellular matrices (ECMs) or synthetic polymers. ECMs are decellularised, biocompatible, biodegradable biomaterials derived from animal organs...
January 17, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340825/laparoscopic-surgery-in-colon-cancer-patients-treated-with-chronic-anti-thrombotic-therapy
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Hiroaki Nozawa, Takahide Shinagawa, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takeshi Nishikawa, Kensuke Otani, Kazuhito Sasaki, Manabu Kaneko, Shigenobu Emoto, Koji Murono
BACKGROUND: Anti-thrombotic medications are commonly used for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Laparoscopic resection of colon cancer has generally been accepted with favorable outcomes being reported in randomized control trials. However, the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer patients receiving chronic anti-thrombotic therapy (AT) remain unclear. METHODS: We identified 951 patients who underwent elective resection for colon cancer between 2009 and 2016 from our database...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340807/long-term-outcome-of-infliximab-optimization-for-overcoming-immunogenicity-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Konstantinos Papamichael, Ravy K Vajravelu, Mark T Osterman, Adam S Cheifetz
BACKGROUND: Preliminary data suggest that treatment optimization can reverse immunogenicity and regain response in patients with IBD and secondary loss of response (SLR) to anti-TNF therapy due to antidrug antibodies. However, data regarding the long-term outcome of these patients are scarce. AIMS: We aimed to investigate drug retention in IBD patients of whom infliximab was optimized to overcome immunogenicity and variables associated with drug retention. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter study of consecutive IBD patients with antibodies to infliximab (ATI), based on either proactive or reactive therapeutic drug monitoring, who underwent infliximab optimization (increasing dose, shortening interval, adding an immunomodulator, or combination) to overcome immunogenicity from September 2012 to July 2015; they were followed through December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340767/analysis-of-prognostic-factors-after-resection-of-solitary-liver-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer-a-22-year-bicentre-study
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Sara Acciuffi, Frank Meyer, Astrid Bauschke, Utz Settmacher, Hans Lippert, Roland Croner, Annelore Altendorf-Hofmann
PURPOSE: The investigation of the predictors of outcome after hepatic resection for solitary colorectal liver metastasis. METHODS: We recruited 350 patients with solitary colorectal liver metastasis at the University Hospitals of Jena and Magdeburg, who underwent curative liver resection between 1993 and 2014. All patients had follow-up until death or till summer 2016. RESULTS: The follow-up data concern 96.6% of observed patients. The 5- and 10-year overall survival rates were 47 and 28%, respectively...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
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