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Msj Wilson, P Maniam, A Ibrahim, N Makaram, S R Knight, P Patil
Introduction The use of polymeric clips in securing the appendiceal stump has been increasingly reported as a viable alternative to current methods in emergency laparoscopic appendicectomy. We evaluated the operative outcomes following the use of polymeric clips versus endoscopic ligatures. The primary endpoint was operative time, with secondary outcomes including complications, inpatient stay, and cost analysis. Materials and methods Operative records were retrospectively analysed to identify patients undergoing laparoscopic appendicectomy between January 2014 and June 2015...
March 15, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Christiana R Dallas, Curtis H Harris, Cham E Dallas
In the U.S., migration has been documented to affect the prevalence of infectious disease. As a mitigation entity, border security has been recorded by numerous scholarly works as being essential to the support of the health of the U.S. POPULATION: Consequently, the lack of current health care monitoring of the permeable U.S. border places the U.S. population at risk in the broad sectors of infectious disease and interpersonal violence. Visualizing border security in the context of public health mitigation has significant potential to protect migrant health as well as that of all populations on both sides of the border...
March 15, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
H W Guo, W S Kong, Y Q Lai, F Kuang, J W Zhuang, Z G Shan
Objective: To explore the diagnosis, therapy and prevention method of chronic sternal osteomyelitis with sinus tract after cardiovascular surgery. Methods: A total of 53 patients with chronic sternal sinus tract after cardiovascular surgery between January 2000 and January 2016. After definite diagnosis by contrast fistulography and CT scanning, all the patients received combined modality therapy including debridement, musculocutaneous flap transplantation and intermediate thickness free skin graft transplantation if necessary...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Valerie S Marmolejo, Jonathan F Arnold
Heel ulcerations are a significant burden of care in both hospital and long-term care settings. The presence of peripheral arterial disease as a contributing factor to delayed healing is often not recognized, resulting in prolonged healing and high patient morbidity and mortality. Formal vascular evaluation and intervention is often not performed as these patients can have palpable pedal pulses while having localized ischemia of the heel. As routine noninvasive vascular studies can be affected by medial calcinosis and collateralization and do not specifically assess tissue perfusion to the heel, a false sense of security of adequate perfusion for healing can result...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
J Pandia Rajan, S Edward Rajan
BACKGROUND: Wireless physiological signal monitoring system designing with secured data communication in the health care system is an important and dynamic process. OBJECTIVE: We propose a signal monitoring system using NI myRIO connected with the wireless body sensor network through multi-channel signal acquisition method. Based on the server side validation of the signal, the data connected to the local server is updated in the cloud. The Internet of Things (IoT) architecture is used to get the mobility and fast access of patient data to healthcare service providers...
February 9, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
Anothai Soonsawat, Gen Tanaka, Marcia A Lammando, Iqbal Ahmed, James M Ellison
Our older physicians, an increasing number of those in practice, constitute a valuable human resource in the medical profession. Professional satisfaction, increasing life expectancy, concerns regarding financial security, and reluctance to retire are among the many reasons a physician might choose to extend practice into later adulthood. Despite the benefits of experience and expertise acquired by older physicians, cognitive changes associated with normal or pathological aging have been shown to have a significant negative effect on physician performance...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
L S Kornerup, C L Hvas, C B Abild, B Richelsen, E Nexo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Bariatric surgery increases the risk of micronutrient deficiencies, including vitamin B12 (B12) deficiency. We analysed early changes in biomarkers of B12 status following bariatric surgery. METHODS: We prospectively included adult patients (n = 27) referred for either Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) (n = 19) or Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) (n = 8). Blood samples were drawn before surgery and 2 and 6 months following surgery for measurement of B12, holotranscobalamin (holoTC), and methylmalonic acid (MMA)...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Oliver J Gagné, Andrea Veljkovic, Mark Glazebrook, Timothy R Daniels, Murray J Penner, Kevin J Wing, Alastair S E Younger
BACKGROUND: People who are affected by end-stage ankle arthritis are as disabled as those suffering from arthritis in other main articulations of the lower extremity. Once these patients become unable to perform their job duties, they leave the workforce and require financial aid from government agencies, which represents a considerable economic burden. Regardless of whether arthrodesis or arthroplasty is performed, we hypothesized that patients younger than 55 years at the time of surgery should be able to return to work within 2 years and require less social assistance...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
S Ç Durmuş, D Ekici, A Yildirim
AIM: This study was conducted to determine the level of collaboration amongst nurses in Turkey. BACKGROUND: Collaboration amongst nurses is thought to increase nurse-physician collaboration and decrease medical mistakes. It has been connected with positive patient outcomes and increased job satisfaction for nurses. There are some studies on nurse-physician collaboration in Turkey, but nurse-nurse collaboration has not been measured before in this context. There are limited studies in the literature on nurse-nurse collaboration...
March 5, 2018: International Nursing Review
Halide E Sahan, Ejder A Yildirim, Aliye Soylu, Abdulkadir S Tabakci, Serdal Cakmak, Sahap N Erkoc
AIM: Functional dyspepsia, originates from gastroduodenal region, is described as resistant and recurring dyspeptic symptoms with unknown etiology. Although there is some evidence in support of a relationship between functional dyspepsia and psychopathology, attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients have not been studied yet. In our study, we aimed to compare attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients with organic dyspepsia patients and healthy volunteers. METHOD: 43 patients diagnosed with functional dyspepsia, 38 patients with organic dyspepsia and 42 healthy volunteers matched in terms of age, sex and education were included in the study...
February 15, 2018: Comprehensive Psychiatry
Steve Harris, Sinan Shi, David Brealey, Niall S MacCallum, Spiros Denaxas, David Perez-Suarez, Ari Ercole, Peter Watkinson, Andrew Jones, Simon Ashworth, Richard Beale, Duncan Young, Stephen Brett, Mervyn Singer
OBJECTIVE: To build and curate a linkable multi-centre database of high resolution longitudinal electronic health records (EHR) from adult Intensive Care Units (ICU). To develop a set of open-source tools to make these data 'research ready' while protecting patient's privacy with a particular focus on anonymisation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a scalable EHR processing pipeline for extracting, linking, normalising and curating and anonymising EHR data. Patient and public involvement was sought from the outset, and approval to hold these data was granted by the NHS Health Research Authority's Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG)...
April 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
P D Polm, S Beyerlein, A J Klijn, T P V M de Jong, P Dik
INTRODUCTION: A tubularized conduit from an open 2-cm vascularized ileal segment is a frequently used technique to create a continent catheterizable channel in cases of an inappropriate or absent appendix. In the long term, many patients experience catheterization problems with the classic ileal segment tube, and even more with spiral or double-segment tubes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper was to introduce an ileocystoplasty modification combined with a long ileal segment tube that has better support by surrounding tissue than other lengthy ileal segment tubes...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Kira L Ryskina, Erica Goldberg, Briana Lott, Davis Hermann, John S Barbieri, Jules B Lipoff
Importance: Primary nonadherence with acne medications is high but commonly underreported to prescribing physicians. Objectives: To describe patient experiences with primary nonadherence to medications for acne and to identify physician-level factors that may improve adherence in this population. Design, Setting, and Participants: A qualitative analysis was conducted from structured interviews with patients reporting nonadherence with acne medications at a large academic health system in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area...
February 28, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Tessa S Cook
Cancer screening initiatives exist around the world for different malignancies, most frequently breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer. A number of cancer registries exist to collect relevant data, but while these data may include imaging findings, they rarely, if ever, include actual images. Additionally, the data submitted to the registry are usually correlated with eventual cancer diagnoses and patient outcomes, rather than used with the individual's future screenings. Developing screening programs that allow for images to be submitted to a central location in addition to patient meta-data and used for comparison to future screening exams would be very valuable in increasing access to care and ensuring that individuals are effectively screened from year to year...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Adrian Vk Wong, Nitin Arora, Olusegun Olusanya, Ben Sharif, Robert M Lundin, A Dhadda, S Clarke, R Siviter, M Argent, Gavin Denton, Anna Dennis, Angela Day, Tamas Szakmany
Background: Central venous catheters are inserted ubiquitously in critical care and have roles in drug administration, fluid management and renal replacement therapy. They are also associated with numerous complications. The true number of central venous catheters inserted per year and the proportion of them associated with complications are unknown in the UK. Methods: We performed a prospective audit at five hospitals, as a feasibility pilot for a larger, nationwide audit...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Shi-Yuan Shi, Sheng-Ping Hu, Jun Fei, Zhen Lai, Gui-He Hang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical effects of one-stage posterior transpedicular screw system internal fixation combined with anterior debridement and bone grafting with modified inverted L-shape incision by extraperitoneal approach in treating multiple lumbosacral tuberculosis. METHODS: The clinical data of 15 patients with multiple lumbosacral tuberculosis underwent operation from February 2008 to December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 9 males and 6 females with an average of (47...
September 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
G Kakourou, S Kahraman, G C Ekmekci, H A Tac, G Kourlaba, E Kourkouni, A Cervero Sanz, J Martin, H Malmgren, C Giménez, V Gold, F Carvalho, C Billi, J F C Chow, X Vendrell, G Kokkali, J Liss, J Steffann, J Traeger-Synodinos
STUDY QUESTION: Has PGD-HLA been successful relative to diagnostic and clinical efficacy? SUMMARY ANSWER: The diagnostic efficacy of PGD-HLA protocols was found lower in this study in comparison to published PGD-HLA protocols and to that reported for general PGD by ESHRE (78.5 vs 94.1% and vs 92.6%, respectively), while the clinical efficacy has proven very difficult to assess due to inadequate follow-up of both the ART/PGD and HSCT procedure outcomes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The first clinical cases for PGD-HLA were reported in 2001...
February 8, 2018: Human Reproduction
M Ehlinger, L Niglis, H Favreau, S Kuntz, G Bierry, P Adam, F Bonnomet
Cerclage wire is an effective fracture fixation method. However, its mechanical benefits are countered by local ischemia. Its efficacy for treating femoral periprosthetic fractures has been demonstrated since femoral fixation is possible even there is a stem in the diaphysis. It securely holds the proximal femur typically with an additional plate. The development of minimally-invasive surgery with plate fixation has led to the cerclage wire being inserted percutaneously.Here, we report on a case of secondary femoral ischemia following percutaneous cerclage wire of a periprosthetic femoral fracture...
February 4, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
S Ménétré, M Weber, M Socha, S Le Tacon, I May, C Schweitzer, B Demoré
In hospitals, the nursing staff is often confronted with the problem of the preparation and administration of drugs for their pediatric patients because of the lack of indication, pediatric dosage, and appropriate galenic form. The goal of this study was to give an overview of the nurses' preparation habits in pediatric units and highlight their daily problems. This single-center prospective study was conducted through an observation of the nursing staff during the drug preparation process in medicine, surgery and intensive care units...
January 29, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Balamurugan Gopalakrishnan, Marcharla Anjaneyulu Bhagyaveni
The healthcare industries research trends focus on patient reliable communication and security is a paramount requirement of healthcare applications. Jamming in wireless communication medium has become a major research issue due to the ease of blocking communication in wireless networks and throughput degradation. The most commonly used technique to overcome jamming is frequency hopping (FH). However, in traditional FH pre-sharing of key for channel selection and a high-throughput overhead is required. So to overcome this pre-sharing of key and to increase the security chaotic frequency hopping (CFH) has been proposed...
December 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
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