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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551935/-comparison-of-quality-of-colonoscopy-in-an-academic-hospital-vs-a-community-hospital-outpatient-service
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Badira Makhoul, Muhammad Khatib, Dana Ben Hur, Jesse Lachter
BACKGROUND: Extensive use of colonoscopy in hospitals and community clinics has highlighted the need to assess the quality of the procedures in order to reduce costs and increase their efficiency. OBJECTIVES: This institutional review board (IRB)-approved study aimed to compare the quality of colonoscopies performed in a teaching hospital to those performed at a community health service. METHODS: Demographic information, time of procedure, indications, quality of bowel preparation, premedication, depth of examination, polyp detection, biopsies and followup recommendations were retrospectively obtained from 700 colonoscopy reports from the Rambam Healthcare Campus and 824 colonoscopy reports from Elisha...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551928/-abo-incompatible-kidney-transplantation
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Sigal Eisner, Jacob Orlin, Eviatar Nesher, Vadym Mazhybovsky, Michael Gurevich, Rachel Michowiz, Ruth Rahamimov, Eytan Mor
INTRODUCTION: With the introduction of new therapies, the ABO barrier for kidney transplantation has been breached. In the recent decade the reported results with ABO incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplantation are similar to ABO compatible transplantation. We report on our initial experience with ABOi kidney transplantation performed at the Rabin Medical Center. METHODS: During the period 3/2010 to 4/2015, 22 patients with PRA 0% underwent ABOi living-donor kidney transplantation...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551897/-phacoemulsification-in-eyes-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
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Daniel Rappoport, Mordechai Goldberg, Amir Bukelman, Haya Katz, Lital Goldberg, Ayala Pollack
INTRODUCTION: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the western world. The debate continues over the safety of cataract surgery in the setting of neovascular (wet) AMD. This retrospective review aims to describe our experience in treating patients with wet AMD, who underwent cataract surgery by phacoemulsification. METHODS: We prepared a retrospective chart review of patients treated in our clinic between the years 2006 - 2013...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551312/locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-is-it-relevant-to-report-image-guided-adaptive-brachytherapy-using-point-a-dose
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Renaud Mazeron, Sebastien Gouy, Alexandre Escande, Isabelle Dumas, Eleonor Rivin Del Campo, Enrica Bentivegna, Warren Bocorro, Dimitri Lefkopoulos, Eric Deutsch, Philippe Morice, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of reporting the point A dose in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer treated with image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Dosimetric data from patients treated with a combination of chemoradiation and intracavitary IGABT were examined in light of their outcomes. Prescribing followed the Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie-European Society for Radiation Oncology recommendations. All doses were converted in 2-Gy equivalent...
May 24, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535766/a-novel-anatomic-severity-grading-score-for-acute-type-b-aortic-dissections-and-correlation-to-aortic-reinterventions-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Shirui Chen, Sebastian Larion, Sadaf S Ahanchi, Chad P Ammar, Colin T Brandt, Jean M Panneton
BACKGROUND: We introduce a novel preoperative anatomic severity grading system for acute type B aortic dissections and validate the system in a cohort of patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair. METHODS: We identified a cohort of patients who received thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for acute type B aortic dissection from 2008 to 2014. We developed an anatomic severity grading score (ASG) to measure attributes of aortic anatomy that we hypothesized may affect difficulty or durability of repair...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533929/does-ischemic-burden-on-stress-testing-influence-patient-survival-in-subjects-with-known-severe-multi-vessel-cad
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Shey Mukundan, Mark I Travin, Jeffrey M Levsky, Matthew P Liakos, Daniel M Spevack
BACKGROUND: Ischemic burden observed during stress testing has been postulated to predict prognosis irrespective of anatomic atherosclerotic burden observed on angiography. However, it is not known if the stress test result influences the long-term prognosis of subjects with diffuse coronary artery disease. We sought to determine the prognostic importance of stress test false negativity amongst patients with severe multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing stress testing in the previous decade...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530624/-buccal-mucosa-graft-for-the-treatment-of-long-ureteral-stenosis-bibliographic-review
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Gema Del Pozo Jiménez, Ignacio Castillón-Vela, Joaquín Carballido Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: To perform a literature review on the use of buccal mucosa graft (BMG) in the treatment of extensive ureteral stenosis, according to the criteria of Evidence Based Medicine. METHODS: Pubmed search of published studies with the following keywords: "ureteral stricture treatment", "buccal mucosa graft ureteral treatment" and "buccal mucosa graft ureteroplasty", without time limits, in English and Spanish; 12 articles were identified with a total of 48 cases (46 patients) of BMG use in ureteral repair...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529385/shocking-behavior-random-wealth-in-antebellum-georgia-and-human-capital-across-generations
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Hoyt Bleakley, Joseph Ferrie
Does the lack of wealth constrain parents' investments in the human capital of their descendants? We conduct a nearly fifty-year followup of an episode in which such constraints would have been plausibly relaxed by a random allocation of substantial wealth to families. We track descendants of participants in Georgia's Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832, in which nearly every adult white male in Georgia took part. Winners received close to the median level of wealth - a large financial windfall orthogonal to participants' underlying characteristics that might have also affected their children's human capital...
August 2016: Quarterly Journal of Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515918/synchronous-primary-malignant-neoplasms-of-the-cervix-and-endometrium
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Shulan Lv, Xue Xue, Yanxia Sui, Juang Du, Junkai Zou, Chao Sun, Dong Liu, Qing Song, Qiling Li
Synchronous multiple malignant neoplasms of the female genital tract are rare, particularly in the uterus. We herein present the case of a patient with synchronous cervical squamous epithelial carcinoma and endometrial adenocarcinoma, and discuss the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The patient underwent a cervical biopsy and fractional curettage of the endometrium, followed by abdominal staging surgery, including radical hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507185/the-omeract-first-time-participant-program-fresh-eye-from-the-new-guys
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Victor S Sloan, Shawna Grosskleg, Christoph Pohl, George A Wells, Jasvinder A Singh
OBJECTIVE: To describe the experience of the first-time participant (newbie) training program at the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) 2016 meeting. METHODS: We conducted new participant sessions at OMERACT 2016, including a 2-h introductory session on Day 1 followed by 1-h evening followup sessions on days 1-4. Pre- and post-meeting surveys assessed participants' levels of comfort with the principles of the OMERACT Filter 2.0 (the essential tools for OMERACT methodology) and the different types of OMERACT sessions, and whether participants felt welcome...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507183/longterm-hydroxychloroquine-therapy-and-low-dose-aspirin-may-have-an-additive-effectiveness-in-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Serena Fasano, Luciana Pierro, Ilenia Pantano, Michele Iudici, Gabriele Valentini
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Thromboprophylaxis with low-dose aspirin (ASA) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) seems promising in SLE. We investigated the effects of HCQ cumulative dosages (c-HCQ) and the possible synergistic efficacy of ASA and HCQ in preventing a first CV event (CVE) in patients with SLE. METHODS: Patients consecutively admitted to our center who, at admission, satisfied the 1997 American College of Rheumatology and/or 2012 Systemic Lupus Collaborating Clinics classification criteria for SLE, and had not experienced any CVE, were enrolled...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507182/association-between-dairy-product-consumption-and-incidence-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-for-osteoarthritis
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Sultana Monira Hussain, Flavia M Cicuttini, Graham G Giles, Stephen E Graves, Anita E Wluka, Yuanyuan Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective cohort study was to determine whether dairy product consumption was associated with the incidence of total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: There were 38,924 participants from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study who had dairy product consumption recorded in 1990-1994. The incidence of total hip arthroplasty for OA during 2001-2013 was determined by linking cohort records to the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506237/clinical-and-mri-outcome-of-cervical-spine-lesions-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-treated-with-anti-tnf%C3%AE-drugs-early-in-disease-course
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Damjana Ključevšek, Nina Emeršič, Nataša Toplak, Tadej Avčin
BACKGROUNDS: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcome of cervical spine arthritis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), who received anti-TNFα early in the course of cervical spine arthritis. METHODS: Medical charts and imaging of JIA patients with cervical spine involvement were reviewed in this retrospective study. Data, including age at disease onset, JIA type, disease activity, treatment and clinical outcome were collected...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506170/osteoid-osteoma-of-the-distal-phalanx-of-the-ring-finger-with-clubbed-finger-deformity-a-case-report
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Koichi Horiuchi, Yukio Horiuchi, Kensuke Ochi
Osteoid osteoma of the distal phalanx is very rare. We describe a case of osteoid osteoma of the distal phalanx of the ring finger with clubbed finger deformity that improved after tumour removal. A 50-year-old left-handed man presented with a history of right ring finger pain without any trauma. The distal phalanx of the ring finger had tender, redness, and a clubbed finger deformity. Plain radiography indicated a circular radiolucent area in the centre of the lesion. Computed tomography and gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging indicated presence of a nidus...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503072/long-term-clinical-benefit-and-cost-effectiveness-of-an-8-week-multimodal-knee-osteoarthritis-management-program-incorporating-intra-articular-sodium-hyaluronate-hyalgan-%C3%A2-injections
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Larry E Miller, Michael J Sloniewsky, Thomas E Gibbons, Janice G Johnston, Kent D Vosler, Saad Nasir
BACKGROUND: Given the poor long-term effectiveness of focused nonsurgical knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatments, alternative therapies are needed for patients who have unsuccessfully exhausted nonsurgical options. METHODS: A telephone interview was conducted in patients who participated in a single 8-week multimodal knee OA treatment program (mean follow-up: 3.7 years, range: 2.7-4.9 years). The program consisted of five intra-articular knee injections of sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan(®)), with each injection given 1 week apart, structured physical therapy, knee bracing, and patient education...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501665/a-dedicated-surveillance-program-improves-compliance-with-evar-follow-up
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Jade Cohen, Akila Pai, Timothy M Sullivan, Peter Alden, Jason Q Alexander, Andrew Cragg, Jesse M Manunga, Stephenson, Nedaa Skeik, Jessica M Titus
INTRODUCTION: Current recommendations suggest lifetime followup for EVAR patients to avoid consequences associated with endoleak and aneurysm enlargement. Followup compliance has been reported between 43-92%, with most single-center studies citing successful followup surveillance at less than 60%. We investigated followup completeness with a defined surveillance program and subsequent secondary intervention prevalence from a single center. METHODS: Our surveillance program notified patients of the need for followup imaging and surgeon review...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499487/external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-or-without-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-analysis-of-favorable-and-unfavorable-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-patients
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Ahmed E Abugharib, Robert T Dess, Payal D Soni, Vrinda Narayana, Cheryl Evans, Mohamed S Gaber, Felix Y Feng, Patrick W McLaughlin, Daniel E Spratt
PURPOSE: To compare the tumor control and toxicity in men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with either external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or EBRT plus low-dose-rate brachytherapy (combo-RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 1995 and 2012, 579 men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer were treated with either EBRT (n = 388) or combo-RT (n = 191). Outcomes assessed included biochemical recurrence-free survival (bRFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), and cumulative incidence of genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal toxicity...
May 9, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497021/understanding-rare-adverse-sequelae-of-breast-implants-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-late-seromas-and-double-capsules
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Mark W Clemens, Maurizio Bruno Nava, Nicola Rocco, Roberto N Miranda
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) is a distinct type of T-cell lymphoma arising around breast implants. The United States FDA recently updated the 2011 safety communication, warning that women with breast implants may have a very low risk of developing ALCL adjacent to a breast implant. According to the World Health Organization, BI-LCL is not a breast cancer or cancer of the breast tissue; it is a lymphoma, a cancer of immune cells. BI-ALCL is highly curable in the majority of patients...
April 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495444/comparing-the-rtog-eortc-and-lent-soma-scoring-systems-for-the-evaluation-of-late-skin-toxicity-after-125-i-seed-brachytherapy-for-parotid-gland-cancer
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Ming-Hui Mao, Zhien Feng, Hua Li, Li-Zheng Qin, Jian-Hua Li, Xin Huang, Ru-Dong Xing, Jie Zhang, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zheng-Xue Han
PURPOSE: The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and Late Effects Normal Tissue Task Force-Subjective, Objective, Management and Analytic (LENT-SOMA) scoring systems were compared for grading late skin effects after iodine-125 seed brachytherapy in parotid gland cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 109 patients diagnosed with parotid gland carcinoma were treated postoperatively with iodine-125 seed brachytherapy at a dose of 100-120 Gy. After 6-24 months of followup, telangiectasia, skin pigmentation, atrophy, fibrosis, and ulceration were scored according to both RTOG and LENT-SOMA scale criteria...
May 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493217/what-is-the-mid-term-failure-rate-of-revision-acl-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Alberto Grassi, Christopher Kim, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Stefano Zaffagnini, Annunziato Amendola
BACKGROUND: When anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction fails, a revision procedure may be performed to improve knee function, correct instability, and allow return to activities. The results of revision ACL reconstruction have been reported to produce good but inferior patient-reported and objective outcomes compared with primary ACL reconstruction, but the degree to which this is the case varies widely among published studies and may be influenced by heterogeneity of patients, techniques, and endpoints assessed...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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