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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318349/-imaging-diagnostics-of-the-foot-what-the-orthopaedic-surgeon-expects-from-the-radiologist
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C Putz, S Hagmann, T Dreher
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Foot pain is in the case of long-term congenital, acquired or posttraumatic foot deformities a relevant clinical problem. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: On the basis of the clinical findings and the orthopaedic question, radiographs of the foot while standing in two planes are supplemented by radiographs of the ankle in an anterior-posterior plane. The imaging diagnostics of the foot are based on the conventional X‑ray diagnostic workup and becomes even more precise and differentiated by the possibility of intersecting imaging procedures...
January 9, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303904/impact-of-relational-coordination-on-staff-and-patient-outcomes-in-outpatient-surgical-clinics
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Jody Hoffer Gittell, Caroline Logan, Jack Cronenwett, Tina C Foster, Richard Freeman, Marjorie Godfrey, Dale Collins Vidal
BACKGROUND: Pressures are increasing for clinicians to provide high-quality, efficient care, leading to increased concerns about staff burnout. PURPOSE: This study asks whether staff well-being can be achieved in ways that are also beneficial for the patient's experience of care. It explores whether relational coordination can contribute to both staff well-being and patient satisfaction in outpatient surgical clinics where time constraints paired with high needs for information transfer increase both the need for and the challenge of achieving timely and accurate communication...
January 5, 2018: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284955/knowledge-and-attitude-of-dental-surgeons-about-ocular-complications-due-to-dental-infection
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Prahalad Hunsigi, Vinod Kumar, M R Pradeep, B C Arun Kumar
Background: Ocular complications such as ophthalmia, defective vision, orbital cellulitis, and blindness (temporary or permanent) are rare complications due to dental infection. Currently, there is lack of guidelines in preventing and managing ocular problems. Hence, we assessed the dentist's knowledge and attitudes about ocular complications due to dental infection. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional prospective survey selecting practicing dentists or academicians was carried out through e-mail using a standardized self-administered questionnaire...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275041/utility-of-maximum-standard-uptake-value-as-a-predictor-for-differentiating-the-invasiveness-of-t1-stage-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma
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Lilan Fu, Mohammed Shah Alam, Yunyan Ren, Wei Guan, Hubing Wu, Quanshi Wang, Yanjiang Han, Wenlan Zhou, Hongsheng Li, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND: The present study was performed to investigate the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to preoperatively distinguish invasive from less-invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 106 patients with resectable pulmonary adenocarcinoma (≤ 3 cm) who had undergone whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT were enrolled. The SUVmax, diameter, and consolidation/tumor (C/T) ratio of the lung tumors were measured with 18F-FDG PET/CT and regional thin-section CT...
December 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230426/lateral-patellofemoral-ligament-an-anatomic-study
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Kalpit N Shah, Steven F DeFroda, James Kristopher Ware, Sarath C Koruprolu, Brett D Owens
Background: Medial instability of the patellofemoral joint is a rare but known phenomenon that may result from an incompetent lateral patellofemoral ligament (LPFL). Surgical reconstruction of the LPFL has been described. However, anatomic details of the ligament have not been the subject of scrutiny. Purpose: To describe the anatomic origin and insertion of the LPFL. Study Design: Descriptive laboratory study. Methods: Ten fresh-frozen, unpaired human cadaveric knees (mean age, 57 years) were dissected to identify the LPFL...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212821/trabeculectomy-bleb-needling-and-antimetabolite-administration-practices-in-the-uk-a-glaucoma-specialist-national-survey
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Karl Mercieca, Brett Drury, Archana Bhargava, Cecilia Fenerty
AIMS: To evaluate, describe and quantify the diversity in postoperative antimetabolite administration and bleb needling practices among glaucoma specialists performing trabeculectomy surgery within the UK and Ireland. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to all consultant glaucoma specialists who are on the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) contact list. Participants were asked specific questions about their current practices for post-trabeculectomy antimetabolite administration followed by questions directly related to bleb needling procedures...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174503/external-validation-of-the-arterial-based-complexity-score-and-first-head-to-head-comparison-with-the-r-e-n-a-l-and-padua-scores-and-c-index
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Alessandro Antonelli, Alessandro Veccia, Marco Sandri, Maria Chiara Furlan, Stefano Recenti, Mario Sodano, Carlotta Palumbo, Alberto Cozzoli, Claudio Simeone
INTRODUCTION: We performed an external validation of the arterial-based complexity (ABC) score using a head-to-head comparison with the R.E.N.A.L. (radius, exophytic/endophytic tumor properties, nearness of tumor to deepest portion of collecting system or sinus, anterior/posterior descriptor, location relative to the polar line), PADUA (preoperative aspects and dimension for anatomic classification of renal tumors), and C-index scores for the prediction of surgical outcomes after partial nephrectomy...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155253/the-association-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-immediate-postoperative-outcomes-following-lumbar-fusion
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Joseph E Tanenbaum, Stephanie T Kha, Edward C Benzel, Michael P Steinmetz, Thomas E Mroz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The United States Centers for Disease Control estimates the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at over 3.1 million people. As diagnostic techniques and treatment options for IBD improve, the prevalence of IBD is expected to increase. For spine surgeons, patients with IBD have a unique complication profile because IBD patients may present with poor nutritional status and because the medications used to manage IBD have been associated with poor vertebral bone mineralization and immunosuppression...
November 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103059/fatty-degeneration-of-the-deltoid-muscle-associated-with-displaced-proximal-humerus-fractures
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M Panzica, J Brandes, U Schmiddem, A Karch, N Hawi, C Krettek, R Meller
INTRODUCTION: The use of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has increased dramatically over the last two decades, with many surgeons now indicating RSA for the acute management of displaced proximal humerus fractures (PHF) in the elderly. RSA relies on adequate deltoid muscle function to obtain a good outcome, yet no literature to date exists which discusses preoperative assessment of deltoid structure prior to RSA. The purpose of this study was to assess for preoperative fatty deltoid-degeneration in patients with displaced PHF...
October 23, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078892/high-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-malignant-nonfunctional-adrenal-tumors
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Andrea R Marcadis, Gustavo A Rubio, Zahra F Khan, Josefina C Farra, John I Lew
BACKGROUND: Both functional (hormone hypersecreting) and nonfunctional (nonhypersecreting) adrenal tumors can have benign or malignant pathology. This study compares perioperative in-hospital outcomes after adrenalectomy in patients with benign versus malignant nonfunctional primary adrenal tumors. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (2006-2011) to identify patients who underwent unilateral open or laparoscopic adrenalectomy for nonfunctional primary adrenal tumors...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074155/consensus-derived-coronary-anastomotic-checklist-reveals-significant-variability-among-experts
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Ara A Vaporciyan, Vid Fikfak, Matthew C Lineberry, Yoon Soo Park, Ara Tekian
BACKGROUND: Surgical skill assessment tools frequently reflect the opinions of small groups of surgeons. That raises concerns over their generalizability as well as their utilization when applied broadly. A Delphi approach could engage a broad group of experts to identify key elements for a checklist assessing coronary anastomotic skill, improving generalizability. METHODS: Expert surgeons in North America (10 or more years in practice, actively teaching coronary artery surgery) were contacted randomly to participate...
October 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068943/social-media-and-the-plastic-surgery-patient
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Sarah C Sorice, Alexander Y Li, Jarom Gilstrap, Francisco L Canales, Heather J Furnas
BACKGROUND: Many plastic surgeons use social media as a marketing tool to attract and retain patients, but information about how patients use social media and their preferred types of plastic surgery posts have been lacking. METHODS: To investigate patients' preferred social media networks and the type of posts they wished to see, a cross-sectional study was conducted in a single aesthetic practice of two plastic surgeons by surveying 100 consecutive patients. RESULTS: The age of the patients averaged 44...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067157/guide-to-managing-persistent-upper-gastrointestinal-symptoms-during-and-after-treatment-for-cancer
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H Jervoise N Andreyev, Ann C Muls, Clare Shaw, Richard R Jackson, Caroline Gee, Susan Vyoral, Andrew R Davies
BACKGROUND: Guidance: the practical management of the gastrointestinal symptoms of pelvic radiation disease was published in 2014 for a multidisciplinary audience. Following this, a companion guide to managing upper gastrointestinal (GI) consequences was developed. AIMS: The development and peer review of an algorithm which could be accessible to all types of clinicians working with patients experiencing upper GI symptoms following cancer treatment. METHODS: Experts who manage patients with upper GI symptoms were asked to review the guide, rating each section for agreement with the recommended measures and suggesting amendments if necessary...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056229/frequency-of-coronary-endarterectomy-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-at-a-single-tertiary-texas-hospital-2010-to-2016-with-morphologic-studies-of-the-operatively-excised-specimens
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William C Roberts, Anna E Berry
This study examines the frequency of coronary endarterectomy (CE) procedures during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and determines the quantity of plaque in the specimens. Of the 2,268 CABG operations performed from January 2010 to June 2016, 35 patients had CE during CABG. The specimens were incised into 5-mm cross sections, stained by the Movat method, and examined. The number of CEs performed ranged from 0.21% to 4.01%. A total of 140 cm of specimens were examined, and all 140 cm contained considerable quantities of atherosclerotic plaque and narrowed lumens...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051521/evaluating-feasibility-of-an-automated-3-dimensional-scanner-using-raman-spectroscopy-for-intraoperative-breast-margin-assessment
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G Thomas, T-Q Nguyen, I J Pence, B Caldwell, M E O'Connor, J Giltnane, M E Sanders, A Grau, I Meszoely, M Hooks, M C Kelley, A Mahadevan-Jansen
Breast conserving surgery is the preferred treatment for women diagnosed with early stage invasive breast cancer. To ensure successful breast conserving surgeries, efficient tumour margin resection is required for minimizing tumour recurrence. Currently surgeons rely on touch preparation cytology or frozen section analysis to assess tumour margin status intraoperatively. These techniques have suboptimal accuracy and are time-consuming. Tumour margin status is eventually confirmed using postoperative histopathology that takes several days...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016439/examining-the-ability-of-artificial-neural-networks-machine-learning-models-to-accurately-predict-complications-following-posterior-lumbar-spine-fusion
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Jun S Kim, Robert K Merrill, Varun Arvind, Deepak Kaji, Sara D Pasik, Chuma C Nwachukwu, Luilly Vargas, Nebiyu S Osman, Eric K Oermann, John M Caridi, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional database study. OBJECTIVE: To train and validate machine learning models to identify risk factors for complications following posterior lumbar spine fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Machine learning models such as artificial neural networks (ANNs) are valuable tools for analyzing and interpreting large and complex datasets. ANNs have yet to be used for risk factor analysis in orthopedic surgery. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was queried for patients who underwent posterior lumbar spine fusion...
October 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985486/the-effect-of-ankle-distraction-on-arthroscopic-evaluation-of-syndesmotic-instability-a-cadaveric-study
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Bart Lubberts, Daniel Guss, Bryan G Vopat, Jonathon C Wolf, Daniel K Moon, Christopher W DiGiovanni
BACKGROUND: To assist with visualization, orthopaedic surgeons often apply ankle distraction during arthroscopic procedures. The study aimed to investigate whether ankle distraction suppresses fibular motion in cadaveric specimens with an unstable syndesmotic injury. METHODS: Fourteen fresh-frozen above knee specimens underwent arthroscopic assessment with 1) intact ligaments, 2) after sectioning of the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament, the interosseous ligament, and the posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament, and 3) after sectioning of the deep and superficial deltoid ligament...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984659/a-cross-sectional-study-of-variations-in-reimbursement-for-breast-reconstruction-is-a-healthcare-disparity-on-the-horizon
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Elizabeth B Odom, Alexandra C Schmidt, Terence M Myckatyn, Donald W Buck
BACKGROUND: Despite growing demand for breast reconstruction, financial disincentives to perform breast reconstruction in patients with government-sponsored insurance plans may lead to longer wait times and decreased access to care. We identify the variation in reimbursement for implant and autologous reconstruction as a step toward understanding these financial implications, to develop safeguards to minimize effects on access to care. METHODS: Billing data were collected over a 10-year period for patients undergoing implant-based (19357) or free-flap (19364) breast reconstruction...
October 3, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979745/magnetic-resonance-mammography-in-comparison-with-mammography-in-the-discovery-of-multifocal-multicentric-and-bilateral-lesions-of-breast-cancer
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Khadijeh Bakhtavar, Maryam Saran, Masoud Behzadifar, Maryam Farsi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the health system problems and important diseases that is rising in developing and advanced countries. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the difference of Magnetic Resonance Mammography (MRM) findings versus mammography in detecting multifocal, multi-centric and malignant bilateral lesions in patients with known breast cancer in Tehran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Iran and Tehran among breast cancer patients between January 2015 and February 2016...
August 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953290/rural-curricular-guidelines-based-on-practice-scope-of-recent-residency-graduates-practicing-in-small-communities
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Joe M Skariah, Carl Rasmussen, Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, Patricia A Carney, Eve Dexter, Elaine Waller, M Patrice Eiff
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal curriculum for training family physicians for rural practice within a traditional urban-based residency is not defined. We used the scope of practice among recent family medicine graduates of residencies associated with Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4), practicing in small communities, to identify rural curriculum components. METHODS: We surveyed graduates 18 months after residency between 2007 and 2014. The survey measured self-reported practice characteristics, including community size, and scope of practice...
September 2017: Family Medicine
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