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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647562/post-operative-complications-of-spina-bifida-patients-undergoing-urological-laparotomy-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Christopher J Loftus, David C Moore, Joshua A Cohn, Douglas F Milam, Roger R Dmochowski, Dan Wood, Melissa R Kaufman, Hadley M Wood
OBJECTIVE: To characterize peri-operative morbidity and mortality of adult spina bifida patients undergoing laparotomy. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the post-operative complications of 59 operations of spina bifida patients undergoing abdominal laparotomies for urological indications at three institutions. We evaluated post-operative complications using the Clavien-Dindo classification scale. RESULTS: The overall complication rate was 91...
June 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643291/-more-than-expectorant-new-scientific-data-on-ambroxol-in-the-context-of-the-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-diseases
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Manuel Plomer, Justus de Zeeuw
BACKGROUND: Ambroxol has been established for decades in the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory diseases. In 2015, the European Medicines Agency reassessed the clinical benefit-risk ratio of the drug. OBJECTIVE: What new scientific data on ambroxol, which are relevant to the treatment of bronchopulmonary diseases, are available? METHOD: The review is based on a systematic literature research in medline with the search term "ambroxol" during the publication period 2006-2015...
June 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641915/the-antimicrobial-spectrum-of-xeroform-%C3%A2
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David J Barillo, Anthony R Barillo, Sarah Korn, Kan Lam, Paul S Attar
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Xeroform(®) is a petrolatum-based fine mesh gauze containing 3% bismuth tribromophenate. Bismuth, similar to other metals, has antimicrobial properties. Xeroform(®) has been used for decades in burn and plastic surgery as a donor site dressing and as a covering for wounds or partial thickness burns. Despite this, the antimicrobial spectrum of Xeroform(®) remains largely unknown. We examined the in-vitro efficacy of Xeroform(®) against common burn pathogens using zone-of-inhibition methodology in a commercial research facility...
June 19, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641357/-the-german-thorax-registry-implementation-of-an-established-tool-of-perioperative-health-care-research
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Jérôme Defosse, Mark Schieren, Torsten Loop, Cerstin Arndt, Rainer Röhrig, Erich Stoelben, Corinna Ludwig, Alexander Schleppers, Frank Wappler, Mark Gerbershagen, Alberto Lopez-Pastorini
The collection of clinical treatment data in registry databases is an important aspect of health services research. It allows for a critical evaluation of the safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of clinical treatment concepts in large patient populations. The findings of registry research represent real-world patients and treatment structures as they are not limited by strict inclusion criteria or unrealistic conditions as applied in prospective clinical trials. The implementation of the German Thorax Registry has enabled the collection and analysis of data on the interdisciplinary care (thoracic surgery, anaesthesiology, intensive care, pain management) of patients undergoing thoracic surgery...
June 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632645/management-of-symptomatic-lumbar-disk-herniation-an-international-perspective
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Pravesh S Gadjradj, Mark P Arts, Maurits W van Tulder, Wim J R Rietdijk, Wilco C Peul, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire survey. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current practice patterns of surgeons regarding both the surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar disk herniation (LDH) worldwide and to compare this with the current literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Sciatica is a common diagnosis in the general population. Sciatica is most frequently caused by LDH. Multiple surgical techniques and treatment modalities are available to treat LDH, albeit some with small effect sizes or without compelling evidence...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629581/impact-of-a-teamstepps-trauma-nurse-academy-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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V Kristen Peters, Ellen M Harvey, Andi Wright, Jennifer Bath, Dan Freeman, Bryan Collier
PROBLEM: Nurses are crucial members of the team caring for the acutely injured trauma patient. Until recently, nurses and physicians gained an understanding of leadership and supportive roles separately. With the advent of a multidisciplinary team approach to trauma care, formal team training and simulation has transpired. METHODS: Since 2007, our Level I trauma system has integrated TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance & Patient Safety; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD) into our clinical care, joint training of nurses and physicians, using simulations with participation of all health care providers...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629455/an-investigation-of-the-relationship-between-autonomy-childbirth-practices-and-obstetric-fistula-among-women-in-rural-lilongwe-district-malawi
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Julika Ayla Kaplan, Jonathan Kandodo, Joseph Sclafani, Susan Raine, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Alison Norris, Abigail Norris-Turner, Elly Chemey, John Michael Beckham, Zara Khan, Reginald Chunda
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that results in destruction of the tissue wall between the vagina and bladder. Although obstetric fistula is directly caused by prolonged obstructed labor, many other factors indirectly increase fistula risk. Some research suggests that many women in rural Malawi have limited autonomy and decision-making power in their households. We hypothesize that women's limited autonomy may play a role in reinforcing childbirth practices that increase the risk of obstetric fistula in this setting by hindering access to emergency care and further prolonging obstructed labor...
June 19, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627353/-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-diaphragm-structure-and-function
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Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Shaolin Ma
Diaphragm is the principal respiratory muscle. Diaphragm dysfunction resulting from mechanical ventilation, chronic cardiopulmonary disease, medicine, cardio-thoracic surgery, septic shock and chronic malnutrition predisposes to weaning failure from mechanical ventilation and prolongs intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Traditionally, the method of assessment of diaphragm structure and function was invasive, lacking specific, and was difficult to be used bedside. A number of recent studies have been suggested that ultrasonographic evaluation has been proposed as an accurate, safe and noninvasive method of quantification of diaphragm structure and function...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624836/evaluation-of-scientific-output-in-dentistry-in-spanish-universities
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M De la Flor-Martínez, P Galindo-Moreno, E Sánchez-Fernández, E Abadal, M-J Cobo, E Herrera-Viedma
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the scientific output of Spanish universities that offer a bachelor's degree in dentistry through the use of various bibliometric indicators. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 21 universities offered a bachelor's degree in dentistry in academic year 2016-2017. The search for papers published by authors associated with these institutions was carried out using the selection of journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and the Web of Knowledge database for the period 1986-2017...
June 18, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621575/analysis-of-radio-sensitization-patents-in-china-from-2006-to-2015
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Guofeng He, Xiaoke Di, Xinchen Sun, Jingjing Yan, Shu Zhang
Radiotherapy is by means of ionizing radiation to kill tumor cells, inhibit and control the growth, metastasis and diffusion of tumor cells. During the last few decades, application of radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy and surgery are clinical mainstream treatments. However, little is known what radio-sensitization agents have been patented in China and what the potential drug candidates for patents are in China. Areas covered: This reviews covers research and patent literature of the last 10 years dealing with the discovery and development of novel radio-sensitization patents in China
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June 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621180/interview-with-derek-connolly
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Derek Leslie Connolly
Dr Derek Connolly speaks to Adam Price-Evans, Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology: Derek Leslie Connolly is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham City Hospital (UK). He qualified from the University of Edinburgh (UK) summa cum laude in Pharmacology in 1985 and in Medicine in 1988 where he was the Brunton Medalist. As a Carnegie scholar at the University of California San Diego (CA, USA) he saw the early promise of angioplasty and changed his career plan from cardiac surgery to coronary intervention...
June 16, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619764/medicoeconomic-analysis-of-lobectomy-using-thoracoscopy-versus-thoracotomy-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-lungsco01
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Pierre-Benoit Pagès, Halim Abou Hanna, Anne-Claire Bertaux, Ludwig Serge Serge Aho, Pierre Magdaleinat, Jean-Marc Baste, Marc Filaire, Richard de Latour, Jalal Assouad, François Tronc, Christophe Jayle, Jérome Mouroux, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Charles-Henri Marty-Ané, Alain Bernard
INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has had a major effect on thoracic surgery. Retrospective series have reported benefits of VATS when compared with open thoracotomy in terms of postoperative pain, postoperative complications and length of hospital stay. However, no large randomised control trial has been conducted to assess the reality of the potential benefits of VATS lobectomy or its medicoeconomic impact...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618868/appropriate-use-criteria-for-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-united-states
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Arup K Bhadra, Roy Altman, Vinod Dasa, Karen Myrick, Jeffrey Rosen, Vijay Vad, Peter Vitanzo, Michelle Bruno, Hillary Kleiner, Caryn Just
OBJECTIVE: A workgroup of clinical experts has developed an Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The increasingly broad and varied use of HA injections, lack of published clinical guidance, and limited coverage for their use has created the imperative to establish appropriateness criteria. METHODS: The experts of this workgroup represent rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, sports medicine, and nursing clinicians with substantive knowledge of intra-articular HA therapy...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618840/cardiac-surgery-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-clinical-challenge
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Mina Farag, Marina Nikolic, Alexander Weymann
Due to continuous improvement of transplant medicine, the number of solid organ transplant recipients in need of cardiac surgery is constantly growing. The objective of this work was to compare different reports on outcomes in patients with previous solid organ transplant after cardiac surgery. Areas covered: Published studies containing data about solid organ transplant recipients: renal, hepatic, pancreas or combined were identified through med-line research. Reported outcomes were categorized according to short- and long term-follow up and the presence or absence of a match-group...
June 16, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612089/the-intensive-care-delirium-research-agenda-a-multinational-interprofessional-perspective
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REVIEW
Pratik P Pandharipande, E Wesley Ely, Rakesh C Arora, Michele C Balas, Malaz A Boustani, Gabriel Heras La Calle, Colm Cunningham, John W Devlin, Julius Elefante, Jin H Han, Alasdair M MacLullich, José R Maldonado, Alessandro Morandi, Dale M Needham, Valerie J Page, Louise Rose, Jorge I F Salluh, Tarek Sharshar, Yahya Shehabi, Yoanna Skrobik, Arjen J C Slooter, Heidi A B Smith
Delirium, a prevalent organ dysfunction in critically ill patients, is independently associated with increased morbidity. This last decade has witnessed an exponential growth in delirium research in hospitalized patients, including those critically ill, and this research has highlighted that delirium needs to be better understood mechanistically to help foster research that will ultimately lead to its prevention and treatment. In this invited, evidence-based paper, a multinational and interprofessional group of clinicians and researchers from within the fields of critical care medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesiology, geriatrics, surgery, neurology, nursing, pharmacy, and the neurosciences sought to address five questions: (1) What is the current standard of care in managing ICU delirium? (2) What have been the major recent advances in delirium research and care? (3) What are the common delirium beliefs that have been challenged by recent trials? (4) What are the remaining areas of uncertainty in delirium research? (5) What are some of the top study areas/trials to be done in the next 10 years? Herein, we briefly review the epidemiology of delirium, the current best practices for management of critically ill patients at risk for delirium or experiencing delirium, identify recent advances in our understanding of delirium as well as gaps in knowledge, and discuss research opportunities and barriers to implementation, with the goal of promoting an integrated research agenda...
June 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606837/where-are-the-women-the-underrepresentation-of-women-physicians-among-recognition-award-recipients-from-medical-specialty-societies
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Julie K Silver, Chloe S Slocum, Anna M Bank, Saurabha Bhatnagar, Cheri A Blauwet, Julie A Poorman, Amparo Villablanca, Sareh Parangi
Membership in medical societies is associated with a number of benefits to members that may include professional education, opportunities to present research, scientific and/or leadership training, networking and others. In this perspective article, the authors address the value that medical specialty society membership and inclusion have in the development of an academic physician's career and how underrepresentation of women may pose barriers to their career advancement. Because society membership itself is not likely sufficient to support the advancement of academic physicians, this report focuses on one key component of advancement that can also be used as a measure of inclusion in society activities-the representation of women physicians among recipients of recognition awards...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597121/current-research-priorities-in-perioperative-intensive-care-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Michael A Gillies, Michael Sander, Andrew Shaw, Duminda N Wijeysundera, John Myburgh, Cesar Aldecoa, Ib Jammer, Suzana M Lobo, Naomi Pritchard, Michael P W Grocott, Marcus J Schultz, Rupert M Pearse
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatments are offered to more patients than ever before, and increasingly to older patients with chronic disease. High-risk patients frequently require critical care either in the immediate postoperative period or after developing complications. The purpose of this review was to identify and prioritise themes for future research in perioperative intensive care medicine. METHODS: We undertook a priority setting process (PSP). A panel was convened, drawn from experts representing a wide geographical area, plus a patient representative...
June 8, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597066/effects-of-fat-grafting-containing-stem-cells-in-microstomia-and-microcheilia-derived-from-systemic-sclerosis
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Oskar Blezien, Francesco D'Andrea, Giovanni Francesco Nicoletti, Giuseppe Andrea Ferraro
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease with multisystem involvement, dominated by a general fibrosis. The early stage of the disease is associated with progressive damage to microcirculation, particularly in the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract and skin. The face assumes a typical appearance characterized by microstomia (reduction of mouth opening) and microcheilia (thinning of the lips). These conditions cause a considerable reduction in performance status of patients...
June 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592584/utilising-advance-care-planning-videos-to-empower-perioperative-cancer-patients-and-families-a-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rebecca A Aslakson, Sarina R Isenberg, Norah L Crossnohere, Alison M Conca-Cheng, Ting Yang, Matthew Weiss, Angelo E Volandes, John F P Bridges, Debra L Roter
INTRODUCTION: Despite positive health outcomes associated with advance care planning (ACP), little research has investigated the impact of ACP in surgical populations. Our goal is to evaluate how an ACP intervention video impacts the patient centredness and ACP of the patient-surgeon conversation during the presurgical consent visit. We hypothesise that patients who view the intervention will engage in a more patient-centred communication with their surgeons compared with patients who view a control video...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589402/the-preoperative-assessment-and-optimization-of-patients-undergoing-major-urological-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Helen W Cui, Benjamin W Turney, John Griffiths
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Improving patient outcomes from major urological surgery requires not only advancement in surgical technique and technology, but also the practice of patient-centered, multidisciplinary, and integrated medical care of these patients from the moment of contemplation of surgery until full recovery. This review examines the evidence for recent developments in preoperative assessment and optimization that is of relevance to major urological surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Current perioperative medicine recommendations aim to improve the short-term safety and long-term effectiveness of surgical treatments by the delivery of multidisciplinary integrated medical care...
July 2017: Current Urology Reports
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