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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320672/position-statement-a-clinical-approach-to-the-management-of-adult-non-neurogenic-overactive-bladder
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Eric Chung, Dominic Lee, Johan Gani, Michael Gillman, Christopher Maher, Janelle Brennan, Lydia Johns Putra, Laura Ahmad, Lewis Lw Chan
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a highly prevalent medical condition that has an adverse impact on various health-related quality-of-life domains, including a significant psychosocial and financial burden. This position statement, formulated by members of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and the UroGynaecological Society of Australasia, summarises the current recommendations for clinical diagnosis and treatment strategies in patients with non-neurogenic OAB, and guides clinicians in the decision-making process for managing the condition using evidence-based medicine...
January 15, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312778/visiting-scholarships-in-cardio-thoracic-surgery-a-valuable-experience-for-fostering-collaboration
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Monisha Sudarshan, Stephen D Cassivi
Visiting scholarships to other institutions have a rich history in medicine and are an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas, learn new clinical techniques and form collaborative relationships for research advancements. Such experiences are also important in fostering a well-rounded surgical education. In this article we reflect on the valuable nature of international collaboration and provide a few guidelines to optimize the experience.
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302490/a-systematic-review-of-intraoperative-process-mapping-in-surgery
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REVIEW
Ru Dee Chung, David J Hunter-Smith, Robert T Spychal, Venkat V Ramakrishnan, Warren Matthew Rozen
Process mapping has been identified as a strategy to improve surgical efficiency but has been inconsistently applied in the literature and underutilised in surgical practice. In this journal, we recently described our utilisation of these approaches when applied to breast reconstruction. We showed that in surgery as complex as autologous breast reconstruction, process mapping can improve efficiency, and may improve surgical teaching, education and audit. The intraoperative period specifically is an area that can be applied not only to breast reconstruction, but to a much broader range of surgical procedures...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298301/mapping-of-global-scientific-research-in-comorbidity-and-multimorbidity-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Matthew J Page, Brian Hutton, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent
BACKGROUND: The management of comorbidity and multimorbidity poses major challenges to health services around the world. Analysis of scientific research in comorbidity and multimorbidity is limited in the biomedical literature. This study aimed to map global scientific research in comorbidity and multimorbidity to understand the maturity and growth of the area during the past decades. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of the Web of Science...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296560/medicinal-leech-therapy-an-overall-perspective
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REVIEW
Ali K Sig, Mustafa Guney, Aylin Uskudar Guclu, Erkan Ozmen
Complementary medicine methods have a long history, but modern medicine has just recently focused on their possible modes of action. Medicinal leech therapy (MLT) or hirudotherapy, an old technique, has been studied by many researchers for possible effects on various diseases such as inflammatory diseases, osteoarthritis, and after different surgeries. Hirudo medicinalis has widest therapeutic usage among the leeches, but worldwide, many different species were tested and studied. Leeches secrete more than 20 identified bioactive substances such as antistasin, eglins, guamerin, hirudin, saratin, bdellins, complement, and carboxypeptidase inhibitors...
December 2017: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287655/highly-cited-orthodontic-articles-from-2000-to-2015
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Panagiotis Prevezanos, Apostolos I Tsolakis, Panagiotis Christou
INTRODUCTION: Identification of highly cited articles based on the h-index and its properties is important for the evaluation of the past, present, and future of any research discipline. In this study, we aimed to identify the h-classic articles in orthodontics. METHODS: One search on the Web of Science identified all articles from 2000 to 2015 in the 89 journals indexed by the 2015 InCites Journal Citation Reports in the scientific area "dentistry, oral surgery, and medicine...
January 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287227/bladder-wall-biomechanics-a-comprehensive-study-on-fresh-porcine-urinary-bladder
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Maryam Sami Jokandan, Fatemeh Ajalloueian, Magnus Edinger, Peter Reimer Stubbe, Stefania Baldursdottir, Ioannis S Chronakis
Regenerative medicine for reconstructive urogenital surgery has been widely studied during the last two decades. One of the key factors affecting the quality of bladder regeneration is the mechanical properties of the bladder scaffold. Insight into the biomechanics of this organ is expected to assist researchers with functional regeneration of the bladder wall. Due to extensive similarities between human bladder and porcine bladder, and with regard to lack of comprehensive biomechanical data from the porcine bladder wall (BW), our main goal here was to provide a thorough evaluation on viscoelastic properties of fresh porcine urinary BW...
November 28, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285942/-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-as-a-component-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-causal-correlations-with-other-extrahepatic-diseases
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Tamás Halmos, Ilona Suba
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common non-infectious chronic liver-disease in our age, and is a spectrum of all the diseases associated with increased fat accumulation in the hepatocytes. Its development is promoted by sedentary life-style, over-feeding, and certain genetic predisposition. Prevalence in the adult population, even in Hungary is ~30%. In a part of cases, this disease may pass into non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, later into fibrosis, rarely into primary hepatocellular cancer. Fatty liver is closely and bidirectionally related to the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, and nowadays there is a general consensus that fatty liver is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic sycndrome...
December 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280112/-multidisciplinary-team-approach-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-constipation
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Zhixue Fang, Zhongcheng Huang
Chronic constipation is one of the common diseases in clinic. For the complicated causes and pathophysiology, the overall efficacy is not satisfactory in the traditional medical model. Multidisciplinary-team (MDT) approach is a new team medical model, which is also an important systematic and modular medical approach. Treating patients with chronic constipation by multidisciplinary-team approach is an effective way to improve the overall efficacy. In diagnosis, MDT approach can get more accurate and explicit diagnosis and type of the constipation by gathering patients' detailed medical history, complete physical examination, laboratory and image test, patients' mental and nutritional condition...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260539/clinical-translation-of-handheld-optical-coherence-tomography-practical-considerations-and-recent-advancements
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Guillermo L Monroy, Jungeun Won, Darold R Spillman, Roshan Dsouza, Stephen A Boppart
Since the inception of optical coherence tomography (OCT), advancements in imaging system design and handheld probes have allowed for numerous advancements in disease diagnostics and characterization of the structural and optical properties of tissue. OCT system developers continue to reduce form factor and cost, while improving imaging performance (speed, resolution, etc.) and flexibility for applicability in a broad range of fields, and nearly every clinical specialty. An extensive array of components to construct customized systems has also become available, with a range of commercial entities that produce high-quality products, from single components to full systems, for clinical and research use...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250670/an-overview-of-resistance-profiles-eskape-pathogens-from-2010-2015-in-a-tertiary-respiratory-center-in-romania
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Nicolae Ovidiu Peneş, Andrei Alexandru Muntean, Adriana Moisoiu, Mădălina Maria Muntean, Alexandru Chirca, Miron Alexandru Bogdan, Mircea Ioan Popa
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) is an umbrella term that covers a wide spectrum of diseases, comprising mild and severe, acute and chronic conditions. A wide spectrum of pathogens can be implicated, from viruses to pyogenic and atypical bacteria. A special place should be reserved for slow growing bacteria (Mycobacteria spp., Nocardia spp.) and parasites (i.e., hydatic cysts caused by Echinococcus granulosus). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to observe, analyze and establish the drug susceptibility patterns for Enterococcus spp...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250552/risk-factors-of-recurrence-and-malignant-transformation-of-sinonasal-inverted-papilloma
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REVIEW
Marta Gamrot-Wrzoł, Paweł Sowa, Grażyna Lisowska, Wojciech Ścierski, Maciej Misiołek
Sinonasal inverted papilloma is a relatively rare disease; however, it is prevalent enough for every ENT practitioner to encounter it several times throughout medical routines. Despite the developments in experimental and clinical medicine as well as surgical techniques, our knowledge of this disease is still inadequate. With improved imaging and better diagnostic techniques, proper diagnosis and qualification for surgical approaches leave no doubt. Although the endoscopic approach seems to be the gold standard for such condition, some cases may additionally require an external approach...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246706/how-well-informed-do-patients-feel-about-their-breast-cancer-surgery-options-findings-from-a-nationwide-survey-of-women-after-lumpectomy-and-or-mastectomy
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Sunny Mitchell, Jennifer Gass, Michael Hanna
BACKGROUND: Women diagnosed with breast cancer often describe the process of treatment decision making as bewildering and worrisome. Patients who do not feel completely informed about their surgical options might make choices that are suboptimal or regretted later. The Institute of Medicine has called for more research on why breast cancer patients are inadequately informed about treatment options. The aims of the study were to explore how women become informed about their breast cancer surgery treatment options and to identify improvement opportunities...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243108/identification-of-a-novel-high-yielding-source-of-multipotent-adult-human-neural-crest-derived-stem-cells
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Matthias Schürmann, Viktoria Brotzmann, Marlena Bütow, Johannes Greiner, Anna Höving, Christian Kaltschmidt, Barbara Kaltschmidt, Holger Sudhoff
Due to their extraordinarily broad differentiation potential and persistence during adulthood, adult neural crest-derived stem cells (NCSCs) are highly promising candidates for clinical applications, particularly when facing the challenging treatment of neurodegenerative diseases or complex craniofacial injuries. Successful application of human NCSCs in regenerative medicine and pharmaceutical research mainly relies on the availability of sufficient amounts of tissue for cell isolation procedures. Facing this challenge, we here describe for the first time a novel population of NCSCs within the middle turbinate of the human nasal cavity...
December 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241890/value-of-information-analysis-of-multiparameter-tests-for-chemotherapy-in-early-breast-cancer-the-optima-prelim-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Peter S Hall, Alison Smith, Claire Hulme, Armando Vargas-Palacios, Andreas Makris, Luke Hughes-Davies, Janet A Dunn, John M S Bartlett, David A Cameron, Andrea Marshall, Amy Campbell, Iain R Macpherson, Dan Rea, Adele Francis, Helena Earl, Adrienne Morgan, Robert C Stein, Christopher McCabe
BACKGROUND: Precision medicine is heralded as offering more effective treatments to smaller targeted patient populations. In breast cancer, adjuvant chemotherapy is standard for patients considered as high-risk after surgery. Molecular tests may identify patients who can safely avoid chemotherapy. OBJECTIVES: To use economic analysis before a large-scale clinical trial of molecular testing to confirm the value of the trial and help prioritize between candidate tests as randomized comparators...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240463/assessing-the-validity-of-a-multidisciplinary-mini-clinical-evaluation-exercise
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Susan Humphrey-Murto, Mylène Côté, Debra Pugh, Timothy J Wood
Construct: The purpose of this study was to provide validity evidence for the mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) as an assessment tool for clinical skills in the workplace. BACKGROUND: Previous research has demonstrated validity evidence for the mini-CEX, but most studies were carried out in internal medicine or single disciplines, therefore limiting generalizability of the findings. If the mini-CEX is to be used in multidisciplinary contexts, then validity evidence should be gathered in similar settings...
December 14, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224259/-expert-consensus-of-precise-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-pancreatic-head-cancer-using-three-dimensional-visualization-technology
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Three-dimensional (3D) visualization technology in pancreatic head cancers could offer decision-making support to preoperative diagnosis, resectability assessment and individualized surgical planning. In addition, the pancreas 3D printing helps to realize the leapfrog development from 3D images to 3D physical models and provides better guidance of the precise surgery of complicated cancers of the pancreatic head. In order to standardize the application of 3D visualization and 3D printing technology in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic head cancer, Chinese experts in relevant fields were organized by four committees to formulate this expert consensus...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211889/reduced-live-birth-rates-after-ivf-icsi-in-women-with-previous-unilateral-oophorectomy-results-of-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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Tekla Lind, Jan Holte, Jan I Olofsson, Nermin Hadziosmanovic, Johannes Gudmundsson, Elizabeth Nedstrand, Mikael Lood, Lars Berglund, Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a reduced live-birth rate (LBR) after IVF/ICSI treatment in women with a previous unilateral oophorectomy (UO)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A significantly reduced LBR after IVF/ICSI was found in women with previous UO when compared with women with intact ovaries in this large multicentre cohort, both crudely and after adjustment for age, BMI, fertility centre and calendar period and regardless of whether the analysis was based on transfer of embryos in the fresh cycle only or on cumulative results including transfers using frozen-thawed embryos...
December 4, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203506/effectiveness-of-preoperative-medical-consultations-by-internal-medicine-physicians-a-systematic-review
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Clarabelle T Pham, Catherine L Gibb, Robert A Fitridge, Jonathan D Karnon
OBJECTIVE: Clinics have been established to provide preoperative medical consultations, and enable the anaesthetist and surgeon to deliver the best surgical outcome for patients. However, there is uncertainty regarding the effect of such clinics on surgical, in-hospital and long-term outcomes. A systematic review of the literature was conducted to determine the effectiveness of preoperative medical consultations by internal medicine physicians for patients listed for elective surgery...
December 3, 2017: BMJ Open
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