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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30225800/long-term-results-of-proact-primary-and-repeat-implantation-for-treatment-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-men
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Sebastian Nestler, C Thomas, A Neisius, P Rubenwolf, F Roos, C Hampel, J W Thüroff
INTRODUCTION: Urinary incontinence in men after radical prostatectomy affects strongly quality of life. If conservative treatment fails, surgical treatment consists of implantable devices. If the requirement of manual dexterity in the artificial sphincter is to be avoided, the ProACT system offers a readjustable system, which shows good continence, but also high revision rates. Aim of our single-centre, single-surgeon study was to evaluate the success and revision rates of ProACT over long-term follow-up and if repeat ProACT implantation after failure would be a reasonable strategy...
September 17, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30225666/memetic-search-optimization-along-with-genetic-scale-recurrent-neural-network-for-predictive-rate-of-implant-treatment
#2
Abdulaziz Alarifi, Ahmad Ali AlZubi
Implant treatment is one of the most important surgical processes in teeth which reduces the difficulties in teeth by providing the interface between bone and jaw. The established implant treatment used to support the denture, bridge and teeth crown. Even though it supports many dental related activities, the successive measure of implant treatment is fail to manage because it fully depends on the patient's personal activities and health condition of mouth tissues. So, the successive rate of implant treatment process is identified by applying the memetic search optimization along with Genetic scale recurrent neural network method...
September 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30224291/what-to-do-when-good-quality-embryos-repeatedly-fail-to-implant
#3
REVIEW
Carol Coughlan
Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) is very distressing for couples and frustrating for their clinicians who seek to find a solution. RIF is defined as the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy following the transfer of at least four good-quality embryos in a minimum of three fresh or frozen cycles in a woman of age below 40 years. An agreed local protocol regarding how couples with RIF should be further investigated and managed should be in place. Ovarian function should be assessed by measuring antral follicle count, FSH, and AMH...
August 2, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30223896/improving-vaccination-uptake-in-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients
#4
Lisa Jin, Paula Téllez, Ruth Chia, Daphne Lu, Neil K Chadha, Julie Pauwels, Simon Dobson, Hazim Al Eid, Frederick K Kozak
BACKGROUND: An Infectious Disease vaccine specialist joined our institution's Cochlear Implant Team in 2010 in order to address the high percentage of non-compliance to immunization prior to surgery identified previously from an internal review. The purpose of this study was to (1) review the immunization status of cochlear implant recipients in 2010-2014, (2) assess if introducing a vaccine specialist made a significant change in vaccination compliance and (3) elucidate any barriers to vaccination compliance...
September 17, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30221527/screening-of-hearing-in-newborn-infants-follow-up-and-outcome-after-40930-births-in-babol-northern-iran
#5
Yadollah Zahed Pasha, Mohammad Zamani, Ali Hashemi Fard, Ermia Zahed Pasha
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the results of hearing screening in all newborn infants, and their follow-up in Babol, northern Iran. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2014, all healthy neonates delivered in 3 hospitals were included in this cross-sectional study. Newborns were screened using the transient evoked otoacoustic emissions test before discharge. Those who failed to pass the examination were tested for auditory brainstem response (ABR) by the age of one month...
September 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30220973/involvement-of-glut1-mediated-glucose-transport-and-metabolism-in-gefitinib-resistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Shuhei Suzuki, Masashi Okada, Hiroyuki Takeda, Kenta Kuramoto, Tomomi Sanomachi, Keita Togashi, Shizuka Seino, Masahiro Yamamoto, Takashi Yoshioka, Chifumi Kitanaka
Use of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors represented by gefitinib and erlotinib has become the standard of treatment for non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) with activating EGFR mutations. However, the majority of NSCLCs, which overexpress EGFR without such mutations, are resistant to EGFR inhibitors, and the mechanism(s) behind such primary resistance of NSCLCs without activating EGFR mutations to EGFR inhibitors still remains poorly understood. Here in this study, we show that glucose metabolism mediated by GLUT1, a facilitative glucose transporter, is involved in gefitinib resistance of NSCLC cells...
August 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30220507/multifaceted-roles-of-environmental-factors-toward-dental-implant-performance-observations-from-clinical-retrievals-and-in-vitro-testing
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Sathyanarayanan Sridhar, Frederick Wang, Thomas G Wilson, Pilar Valderrama, Kelli Palmer, Danieli C Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: Oral bacteria and periodontal pathogen have been predominantly linked with early- and late- stage failures of titanium (Ti) dental implants (DI) respectively. This study is based on the hypothesis that bacterial colonization can damage the surface oxide (TiO2 ) layer. Early-failed DI were compared with DI post-in vitro immersion in early colonizing oral bacteria; late failed DI were weighed against DI immersed in late colonizing anaerobic pathogens. METHODS: Retrieval analysis: Seven early- stage failed implants with five of them connected to healing abutments (HAs), and ten late- stage failed retrievals were subjected to surface analysis...
September 13, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30217642/severe-leg-pain-following-spinal-cord-stimulator-implantation-a-case-report
#8
Weibin Shi, Shannon Schultz, David R Gater
Following spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation, post-operative pain is commonly incisional or neuropathic from neurological damage. Occasionally, this new pain may mimic symptoms due to pre-existing pathology. We present a case of immediate, severe, post-operative leg pain secondary to a lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and subsequent pulmonary embolism (PE) after percutaneous SCS implantation for failed back syndrome. The risk factors of DVT after spine surgery and perioperative prophylaxis will be further discussed with a brief literature review...
September 11, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30211377/knee-arthrodesis-outcomes-after-infected-total-knee-arthroplasty-and-failure-of-two-stage-revision-with-an-antibiotic-cement-spacer
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Matthew Robinson, Hristo I Piponov, Andrew Ormseth, Cory W Helder, Brian Schwartz, Mark H Gonzalez
Background: Reinfected total knee arthroplasty can be managed with a second two-stage exchange or a knee arthrodesis procedure. Methods: Twenty-three patients with knee arthrodesis after failed exchange arthroplasty for infection were reviewed. Patients were managed with a staged protocol of implant extraction, débridement, and implantation of an antibiotic spacer, with subsequent arthrodesis. Follow-up averaged 40.4 months, with a minimum of 1 year. Results: Bony union with eradication of infection was achieved in 20/23 knees...
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30210904/external-cortical-landmarks-for-localization-of-the-hippocampus-application-for-temporal-lobectomy-and-amygdalohippocampectomy
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R Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas, Nicholas M Barbaro, Kushal J Shah, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
Background: Accessing the hippocampus for amygdalohippocampectomy and minimally invasive procedures, such as depth electrode placement, require an accurate knowledge regarding the location of the hippocampus. Methods: The authors removed 10 human cadaveric brains from the cranium and observed the relationships between the lateral temporal neocortex and the underlying hippocampus. They then measured the distance between the hippocampus and superficial landmarks. The authors also validated their study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 10 patients suffering from medial temporal lobe sclerosis where the distance from the hippocampal head to the anterior temporal tip was measured...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30210799/distal-embolization-of-coronary-calcified-nodule-after-rotational-atherectomy
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Norihiro Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Ito, Masahiro Yamawaki, Motoharu Araki, Tsuyoshi Sakai, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shinsuke Mori, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Masahiro Nauchi, Yohsuke Honda, Kenji Makino, Shigemitsu Shirai, Tomoya Fukagawa, Toshihiko Kishida, Keisuke Hirano
A 62-year-old man with effort angina underwent percutaneous coronary intervention in our hospital. The target lesion was severely calcified at the mid part of the right coronary artery. Pre-procedural intravascular imaging and optical frequency domain imaging showed a calcified nodule at the lesion. We performed rotational atherectomy with a 2.0 mm burr and observed an increase in the lumen area; however, a large amount of calcified nodule persisted. We decided to perform rotational atherectomy with a burr size of 2...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30199499/unilateral-versus-bilateral-cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder-ansd
#12
Ashley M Nassiri, Robert J Yawn, Christine L Brown, Matthew R O'Malley, Marc L Bennett, Robert F Labadie, David S Haynes, Alejandro Rivas
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate audiologic outcomes following unilateral cochlear implantation with contralateral hearing aid (unilateral CI + HA) versus bilateral CI in children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary Care Otologic Practice. PATIENTS: Twenty-three patients with ANSD who underwent unilateral CI + HA or bilateral CI. INTERVENTIONS: Rehabilitative (CI)...
October 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30196966/endometrial-scratch-injury-for-women-with-one-or-more-previous-failed-embryo-transfers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Amerigo Vitagliano, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Gabriele Saccone, Gaetano Valenti, Fabrizio Sapia, Mohan S Kamath, Mija Blaganje, Alessandra Andrisani, Guido Ambrosini
OBJECTIVE: To investigate endometrial scratch injury (ESI) as an intervention to improve IVF outcome in women with a history of ET failure. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Infertile women undergoing IVF after one or more failed ET. INTERVENTION(S): We included all randomized controlled trials of women undergoing IVF after one or more failed ET, where the intervention group received ESI and controls received placebo or no intervention...
September 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30196560/valve-in-valve-in-valve-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valve-in-failing-self-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valve-in-deteriorated-surgical-bioprosthesis
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Andreas Schaefer, Florian Deuschl, Lenard Conradi, Ulrich Schäfer
Valve-in-valve (ViV) procedures for failing bioprostheses carry a certain risk for device malfunction. We herein report a case of a failing Evolut R in a deteriorated Mitroflow, treated with a Sapien 3. An 81 year old female patient received surgical aortic valve replacement and was treated by ViV due to deterioration. Three years later, echocardiography revealed a pressure gradient of peak/mean 105/63 mmHg. Subsequently, a second ViV procedure with initial intentional rupture of the bioprosthetic stent was performed...
September 9, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30193852/unexpected-shift-in-circadian-and-septadian-variation-of-sudden-cardiac-arrest-the-oregon-sudden-unexpected-death-study
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Yu-Ming Ni, Carmen Rusinaru, Kyndaron Reinier, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Harpriya Chugh, Eric C Stecker, Jonathan Jui, Sumeet S Chugh
BACKGROUND: Earlier studies have reported both early morning and Monday peaks in occurrence of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the community, and appropriate defibrillator shocks in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). However, a more recent analysis of ICD shocks reported absence of these peaks. OBJECTIVE: To perform a contemporary evaluation of the circadian and septadian variation of SCA in the general population. METHODS: The analysis was performed from an ongoing, population-based study of SCA in a Northwestern US community of approximately one million residents...
September 4, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30193647/spect-ct-in-postoperative-hand-and-wrist-pain
#16
REVIEW
Klaus Strobel, Wouter van der Bruggen, Urs Hug, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Willm Uwe Kampen, Torsten Kuwert, Frédéric Paycha, Tim van den Wyngaert
In this review we summarize the current evidence and experience regarding the performance of SPECT/CT in the evaluation of patients with postoperative painful wrist or hand. There is a wide range of operative wrist and hand interventions due to congenital, traumatic, degenerative, or inflammatory diseases. A significant number of patients suffer from pain after operative procedures. Several imaging modalities have been used to evaluate the reason for painful postoperative wrists like standard conventional x-rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI, or bone scintigraphy...
September 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30191622/the-efficacy-of-coronary-sinus-reducer-in-patients-with-refractory-angina-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
George Bazoukis, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Gary Tse, Konstantinos P Letsas, Panagiotis Kitsoulis, Tong Liu, Adrian Baranchuk, Antonios Sideris, Costas Tsioufis, Stavros Stavrakis
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our systematic review was to investigate the efficacy of coronary sinus (CS) reducer device in patients with refractory angina. BACKGROUND: The CS reducer device provides a therapeutic option for patients with coronary artery disease who are not suitable for revascularization. METHODS: Two independent investigators (GB and GT) systematically searched the Medline and Cochrane library databases for studies describing the efficacy and safety of the CS reducer in patients with refractory angina from January 1, 2000 until May 12, 2018 using the following terms: "coronary sinus (reducer OR reducing) device...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30191099/assessment-of-primary-stability-of-the-implant-placed-in-prepared-infected-extraction-sockets
#18
Chintan Narad, J B Lingraj, Kamaldeep Kaur Aulakh, Karan Handa, S M Kotrashetti, P X Pinto
Background: Dental conditions like periodontal, periapical pathologies and failed endodontically treated teeth are one of the commonest reasons for tooth removal. These conditions also contraindicate replacement of such teeth with immediate implant procedures. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiological fate of immediately placed dental implants in debrided infected dentoalveolar sockets. Materials and methods: A total of 24 implants were immediately placed into prepared infected sockets...
September 2018: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30186865/immediate-loading-of-implant-supported-single-crowns-after-conventional-and-ultrasonic-implant-site-preparation-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#19
Claudio Stacchi, Teresa Lombardi, Domenico Baldi, Calogero Bugea, Antonio Rapani, Giuseppe Perinetti, Angelo Itri, David Carpita, Guido Audenino, Giuseppe Bianco, Simone Verardi, Stefano Carossa, Gianmario Schierano
Aim: To compare implant survival rate and marginal bone loss (MBL) of immediately loaded single implants inserted by using ultrasonic implant site preparation (UISP) (test) and conventional rotary instrumentation (control). Methods: Two single implants were inserted for each patient: after randomization, test site was prepared by using an ultrasonic device (Piezosurgery Touch, Mectron, Italy) and control site was prepared by using the drills of the selected implant system (Premium AZT, Sweden & Martina, Italy), until reaching a final diameter of 3 mm in both groups...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30182787/rapid-antidepressant-effects-of-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-pre-frontal-cortex-in-an-animal-model-of-treatment-resistant-depression
#20
Mariusz Papp, Piotr Gruca, Magdalena Lason, Katarzyna Tota-Glowczyk, Monika Niemczyk, Ewa Litwa, Paul Willner
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of depressed patients fail to respond to treatment with antidepressant drugs. Such patients might nonetheless respond to deep brain stimulation of the prefrontal cortex. Deep brain stimulation has also been shown to normalize behaviour in the chronic mild stress (CMS) model of depression. However, these studies have involved animals that are in general treatment responsive. Thus, this is not the ideal situation in which to investigate how deep brain stimulation is effective where antidepressant drugs are not...
September 5, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
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