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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331635/sotatercept-with-long-term-extension-for-the-treatment-of-anaemia-in-patients-with-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-phase-2-dose-ranging-trial
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Rami Komrokji, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Lionel Ades, Thomas Prebet, David P Steensma, Joseph G Jurcic, Mikkael A Sekeres, Jesus Berdeja, Michael R Savona, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Amy E DeZern, Jacques Delaunay, Gautam Borthakur, Robert Rifkin, Thomas E Boyd, Abderrhamane Laadem, Bond Vo, Jennie Zhang, Marie Puccio-Pick, Kenneth M Attie, Pierre Fenaux, Alan F List
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes are characterised by ineffective erythropoiesis leading to anaemia. Sotatercept (ACE-011) is a novel activin receptor type IIA fusion protein that acts as a ligand trap to neutralise negative regulators of late-stage erythropoiesis. The aim of the study was to establish a safe and effective dose of sotatercept for the treatment of anaemia in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. METHODS: This open-label, multicentre, dose-ranging, phase 2 trial took place at 11 treatment centres in the USA and France...
January 10, 2018: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326015/ecchymosis-and-or-haematoma-formation-after-prophylactic-administration-of-subcutaneous-enoxaparin-in-the-abdomen-or-arm-of-the-critically-ill-patient
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R Jareño-Collado, M M Sánchez-Sánchez, M P Fraile-Gamo, N García-Crespo, S Barba-Aragón, H Bermejo-García, R Sánchez-Izquierdo, E I Sánchez-Muñoz, A López-López, S Arias-Rivera
INTRODUCTION: Ecchymosis and/or haematoma are the most common adverse events after subcutaneous administration of low molecular weight heparin. There is no strong recommendation as to the puncture site. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adverse events, ecchymosis and/or haematoma after the administration of prophylactic subcutaneous enoxaparin in the abdomen vs the arm in the critically ill patient. METHODOLOGY: A randomised, two-arm clinical trial (injection in the abdomen vs the arm), performed between July 2014 and January 2017, in an 18-bed, polyvalent intensive care unit...
January 8, 2018: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325946/skip-hemilaminectomy-for-large-multilevel-spinal-epidural-haematomas-report-of-a-series-of-11-patients
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Alessandro Di Rienzo, Denise Brunozzi, Mauro Dobran, Maurizio Iacoangeli, Roberto Colasanti, Rikin Trivedi, Massimo Scerrati
OBJECTIVE: We present our experience with a modification of the conventional techniques for the removal of large Spinal Epidural Haematomas (SEHs), based on multilevel "skip hemilaminectomies". METHODS: Eleven patients with SEHs extending over 5 or more spinal segments were treated at our institution using a modified hemilaminectomy technique from 2008 to 2014. This procedure, that we called "skip hemilaminectomy" consists in performing consecutive, alternating, unilateral laminar decompressions at two to three levels, followed by sublaminar undercutting, ipsi- and contralateral flavectomy, plus haematoma removal...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321340/retrospective-methods-analysis-of-semiautomated-intracerebral-hemorrhage-volume-quantification-from-a-selection-of-the-stich-ii-cohort-early-surgery-versus-initial-conservative-treatment-in-patients-with-spontaneous-supratentorial-lobar-intracerebral-haematomas
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Mark D Haley, Barbara A Gregson, W Andrew Mould, Daniel F Hanley, Alexander David Mendelow
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ABC/2 method for calculating intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) volume has been well validated. However, the formula, derived from the volume of an ellipse, assumes the shape of ICH is elliptical. We sought to compare the agreement of the ABC/2 formula with other methods through retrospective analysis of a selection of the STICH II cohort (Early Surgery Versus Initial Conservative Treatment in Patients With Spontaneous Supratentorial Lobar Intracerebral Haematomas)...
January 10, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313911/spinal-cord-injury-arising-in-anaesthesia-practice
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REVIEW
D W Hewson, N M Bedforth, J G Hardman
Spinal cord injury arising during anaesthetic practice is a rare event, but one that carries a significant burden in terms of morbidity and mortality. In this article, we will review the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury. We will then discuss injuries relating to patient position, spinal cord hypoperfusion and neuraxial techniques. The most serious causes of spinal cord injury - vertebral canal haematoma, spinal epidural abscess, meningitis and adhesive arachnoiditis - will be discussed in turn. For each condition, we draw attention to practical, evidence-based measures clinicians can undertake to reduce their incidence, or mitigate their severity...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307031/the-minimally-invasive-anterolateral-approach-versus-the-traditional-anterolateral-approach-watson-jones-for-hip-hemiarthroplasty-after-a-femoral-neck-fracture-an-analysis-of-clinical-outcomes
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Louis de Jong, Taco M A L Klem, Tjallingius M Kuijper, Gert R Roukema
PURPOSE: The minimally invasive (MI) anterolateral approach is a relatively new approach for the treatment of femoral neck fractures with a hemiarthroplasty (HA). There is limited research available presenting clinical outcomes after an HA using the MI approach. Therefore the aim of the present study was to compare clinical outcomes of the MI and traditional anterolateral approaches in patients after HA. METHODS: Data were extracted from a prospective hip fracture database and completed by retrospective review of the electronic medical records...
January 6, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305783/a-systematic-methodological-review-of-reported-perioperative-variables-postoperative-outcomes-and-hernia-recurrence-from-randomised-controlled-trials-of-elective-ventral-hernia-repair-clear-definitions-and-standardised-datasets-are-needed
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REVIEW
Samuel G Parker, C P J Wood, J W Butterworth, R W Boulton, A A O Plumb, S Mallett, S Halligan, A C J Windsor
BACKGROUND: This systematic review assesses the perioperative variables and post-operative outcomes reported by randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of VH repair. This review focuses particularly on definitions of hernia recurrence and techniques used for detection. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to identify and quantify the inconsistencies in perioperative variable and postoperative outcome reporting, so as to justify future development of clear definitions of hernia recurrence and a standardised dataset of such variables...
January 5, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305081/extending-knowledge-of-the-clinical-picture-of-balkan-adder-vipera-berus-bosniensis-envenoming-the-first-photographically-documented-neurotoxic-case-from-south-western-hungary
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Csaba Varga, Tamás Malina, Viktória Alföldi, Gergely Bilics, Ferenc Nagy, Tibor Oláh
We report a severe envenoming associated with minimal local symptoms following a Balkan adder (Vipera berus bosniensis) bite in South-Western Hungary. A 63-year-old male with a history of hypertension and sinus bradycardia (45/min) was bitten by a sub-adult specimen of V. b. bosniensis in Somogy County on 04 May 2017. The patient was transported to and treated at the Emergency Department of Somogy County "Moritz Kaposi" General Hospital, Kaposvár. Locally only pain and minimal swelling with a small haematoma developed on the bitten finger...
January 2, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303797/lack-of-early-improvement-predicts-poor-outcome-following-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Vignan Yogendrakumar, Eric E Smith, Andrew M Demchuk, Richard I Aviv, David Rodriguez-Luna, Carlos A Molina, Yolanda Silva Blas, Imanuel Dzialowski, Adam Kobayashi, Jean-Martin Boulanger, Cheemun Lum, Gord Gubitz, Vasantha Padma, Jayanta Roy, Carlos S Kase, Rohit Bhatia, Myzoon Ali, Patrick Lyden, Michael D Hill, Dar Dowlatshahi
OBJECTIVES: There are limited data as to what degree of early neurologic change best relates to outcome in acute intracerebral hemorrhage. We aimed to derive and validate a threshold for early postintracerebral hemorrhage change that best predicts 90-day outcomes. DESIGN: Derivation: retrospective analysis of collated clinical stroke trial data (Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive). VALIDATION: retrospective analysis of a prospective multicenter cohort study (Prediction of haematoma growth and outcome in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage using the CT-angiography spot sign [PREDICT])...
January 4, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291599/a-2-year-prospective-follow-up-study-of-temporal-changes-associated-with-post-stroke-cognitive-impairment
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HyunSoo Oh, JongSuk Park, WhaSook Seo
AIMS: To explore temporal patterns of change in cognitive impairments during the 2 years following stroke and to identify factors that affect these temporal changes. BACKGROUND: Despite the prognostic importance, temporal changes in post-stroke cognitive impairment have not been systematically investigated. DESIGN: A non-experimental, prospective, longitudinal descriptive study design. METHODS: Fifty-two stroke patients were enrolled...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288228/intramural-oesophageal-haematoma-following-traumatic-neck-injury
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Emma Roemmele, Victoria Meighan, Brendan Morrissey
This case describes a previously well 90-year-old woman who presented with neck pain, swelling, dysphagia and hoarseness following a motor vehicle collision. Oesophageal oedema was visualised on CT of cervical spine and subsequent CT angiography highlighted an actively bleeding intramural oesophageal haematoma (IOH) extending from the cervical oesophagus to the carina. This rare phenomenon (IOH) has been described as a possible consequence of blunt trauma to the neck; however, we found no cases resulting from acceleration/deceleration injury...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287924/the-effect-of-a-concomitant-renal-injury-on-the-outcome-of-colonic-trauma
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G V Oosthuizen, R Weale, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, R J Urry, G L Laing, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: The management of colon injuries has steadily evolved over the course of the last half century. So too has the management of renal trauma. It is not clear from the literature as to whether concomitant colon and renal injuries carry increased risk of morbidity and mortality, and whether this combination of injuries necessitates a specifically tailored management approach. METHODS: A retrospective review was carried out for the period January 2012 to December 2016...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278306/haematoma-scavenging-in-intracerebral-haemorrhage-from-mechanisms-to-the-clinic
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REVIEW
Gaiqing Wang, Li Wang, Xin-Gang Sun, Jiping Tang
The products of erythrocyte lyses, haemoglobin (Hb) and haem, are recognized as neurotoxins and the main contributors to delayed cerebral oedema and tissue damage after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Finding a means to efficiently promote absorption of the haemolytic products (Hb and haem) around the bleeding area in the brain through stimulating the function of the body's own garbage cleaning system is a novel clinical challenge and critical for functional recovery after ICH. In this review, available information of the brain injury mechanisms underlying ICH and endogenous haematoma scavenging system is provided...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277342/do-immune-cells-lead-the-way-in-subchondral-bone-disturbance-in-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Adrian Weber, Pok Man Boris Chan, Chunyi Wen
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a whole-joint disorder, and non-cartilage articular pathologies, e.g. subchondral bone disturbance, contribute substantially to the onset and progression of the disease. In the early stage of OA, abnormal mechanical loading leads to micro-cracks or micro-fractures that trigger a reparative process with angiogenesis and inflammatory response. With the progression of disease, cystic lesion, sclerosis and osteophytosis occur at tissue level, and osteoblast dysfunction at cellular level. Osteoblasts derived from OA sclerotic bone produce increased amount of type I collagen with aberrant Col1A1/A2 ratio and poor mineralization capability...
December 22, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249671/gastric-submucosal-haematoma-caused-by-an-amyloidoma-in-the-setting-of-multiple-myeloma
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Stella C Pak, John-Phillip T Markovic
This is a case of a 67-year-old woman with a history of multiple myeloma with amyloidosis who presented with massive hematemesis. Emergent upper endoscopy revealed a mass on the greater curvature of the stomach, which measured approximately 3 cm in width and 7 cm in length. The patient underwent a wedge resection of the gastric mass without complication. Microscopic examination of the gastric mass revealed amorphous deposits that were congophilic in nature and stained positive with Alcian blue. These findings are consistent with amyloidosis...
December 14, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242030/large-retropharyngeal-haematoma-airway-management-with-airtraq%C3%A2-laryngoscope
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M D Mira, M I Valldeperas, A Socias, H Sarasíbar, J L Aguilar Sánchez
Retropharyngeal haematoma is a life-threatening clinical situation that can lead to a potential obstruction of the upper airway and requires rapid diagnosis. Clinicaly, it can be presented in different ways, depending on its size and growing speed. The first measure is to protect and manage the airway: in most cases this is a difficult airway situation. A retropharyngeal haematoma can be formed due to a previous traumatic history, with or without associated cervical fracture. Treatment of the haematoma is conservative in most cases, with close monitoring until it is reabsorbed in 3-4 weeks, although they can sometimes require surgical evacuation...
December 11, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241685/fenestrated-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-physician-modified-stent-grafts-for-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-with-unfavourable-landing-zone
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Jiechang Zhu, Lujing Zhao, Xiangchen Dai, Yudong Luo, Hailun Fan, Zhou Feng, Yiwei Zhang, Fanguo Hu
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the early results of fenestrated thoracic endovascular aortic repair (fTEVAR) using physician modified stent grafts (PMSGs) to revascularise aortic branches for acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) with unfavourable proximal landing zone. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients who underwent fenestrated TEVAR using PMSGs between November 2015 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Pre-, intra-, and post-operative clinical data were recorded...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239797/autologous-breast-reconstruction-using-the-immediately-lipofilled-extended-latissimus-dorsi-flap
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N Johns, N Fairbairn, M Trail, A Ewing, L Yong, C Raine, J M Dixon
BACKGROUND: The latissimus dorsi flap is a popular choice for autologous breast reconstruction. To dramatically improve volume, we report our experience of using the immediately lipofilled extended latissimus dorsi (ELD) flap and show it as a valid option for autologous breast reconstruction. METHODS: Patients undergoing the procedure between December 2013 and June 2016 were included. Demographic, clinical and operative factors were analysed, together with in-hospital morbidity and duration of postoperative hospital stay...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234964/pre-made-consent-for-elective-inguinal-hernia-repair-the-need-for-standardisation-a-survey-of-all-uk-nhs-trusts
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M J Courtney, T J Royle
PURPOSE: Elective inguinal hernia repair (IHR) is one of the most commonly performed operations in the UK. As with all procedures, informed consent is essential. Pre-made consent forms have been suggested to improve consenting practice. This study aimed to assess the usage and quality of pre-made hernia-specific consent forms (PCF) in the UK. METHODS: A freedom of information request was sent to all UK NHS Trusts asking: (1) does the trust perform IHRs; (2) do they have a PCF; and (3) to send a copy...
December 12, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230279/elasto-fibroma-dorsi-a-case-report-of-bilateral-tumours-and-excision-of-the-symptomatic-lesion-in-a-male-patient
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Yagan Pillay, Rathimala Sabarathnam
Elasto fibroma dorsi is a rare tumour of the shoulder girdle that usually arises at the infra scapular area. We present a 57-year-old male with a soft tissue swelling on his right infra scapular area of 6 months duration. It was a painless lesion which caused him discomfort while sleeping. Preoperative imaging revealed bilateral tumours but the left tumour was impalpable. The surgery itself was uneventful but post-operatively he developed a haematoma which was managed conservatively Elasto fibroma is a benign pseudo tumour of the shoulder girdle...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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