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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435114/the-decussating-fibers-of-the-lumbar-thoracolumbar-fascia-a-landmark-for-identifying-the-l5-spinous-process
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Fernando Alonso, Tarush Rustagi, Christian Fisahn, Doniel Drazin, Brady Gardner, Joe Iwanaga, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: The thoracolumbar fascia has been well studied and is known to have crisscrossing fibers. Based on surgical experience, we have hypothesized that the decussating fibers of this fascia may indicate a specific vertebral level. Therefore, the following anatomical study was performed. METHODS: Twenty adult fresh frozen cadavers aged 72-84 years old at death were placed in the prone position and the skin of the lumbar and upper sacrum was removed. Careful attention was given to the thoracolumbar fascia and any fibers of it that grossly crossed the midline to inderdigitate with its contralateral counterpart...
April 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431333/regeneration-and-health-a-structured-rapid-literature-review
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REVIEW
G McCartney, W Hearty, M Taulbut, R Mitchell, R Dryden, C Collins
OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesise what is known about the impacts of regeneration on health, health inequalities and their socio-economic determinants. STUDY DESIGN: Rapid, structured literature review. METHODS: A rapid, structured approach was undertaken to identifying relevant studies involving a search of peer-reviewed literature databases, an Internet search to identify relevant grey literature, and a review of articles citing two key systematic reviews...
April 17, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407306/the-influence-of-the-emergence-profile-on-the-amount-of-undetected-cement-excess-after-delivery-of-cement-retained-implant-reconstructions
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M Sancho-Puchades, D Crameri, M Özcan, I Sailer, R E Jung, C H F Hämmerle, D S Thoma
OBJECTIVE: To test whether or not one of two emergence profile designs (concave or convex) is superior to the other in terms of remaining cement following cementation of reconstructions on individualized abutments and careful cement removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A central incisor with a single implant-supported reconstruction was selected as a model. Six types of abutments (n = 10) with two different emergence profile designs (concave (CC) and convex (CV)) and three crown-abutment margin depths (epimucosal, 1...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378030/potassium-regulation-in-the-neonate
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Melvin Bonilla-Félix
Potassium, the major cation in intracelluar fluids, is essential for vital biological functions. Neonates maintain a net positive potassium balance, which is fundamental to ensure somatic growth but places these infants, especially those born prematurely, at risk for life-threatening disturbances in potassium concentration [K(+)] in the extracellular fluid compartment. Potassium conservation is achieved by maximizing gastrointestinal absorption and minimizing renal losses. A markedly low glomerular filtration rate, plus adaptations in tubular transport along the nephron, result in low potassium excretion in the urine of neonates...
April 4, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374901/the-impact-of-carbapenem-resistance-on-clinical-deterioration-and-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-disease
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Philip G Ferstl, Natalie Filmann, Christian Brandt, Stefan Zeuzem, Michael Hogardt, Volkhard A J Kempf, Mona Müller, Oliver Waidmann, Claudia Reinheimer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Infections with multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria are significantly impairing the prognosis of patients with liver disease. In particular, carbapenem resistance further narrows therapeutic options. This study investigates the impact of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria on the outcome of patients with liver disease and cirrhosis. METHODS: Between January 2011 and July 2015, 132 patients treated at the tertiary liver transplant center at University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany, were tested positive for carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria and retrospectively analyzed in this study...
April 4, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372905/apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-positive-patients-suffering-severe-traumatic-head-injury-are-more-prone-to-undergo-decompressive-hemicraniectomy
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Zandra Olivecrona, Lars-Owe D Koskinen
OBJECT: In this paper we tested the hypothesis if patients with severe traumatic brain injury and presence of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele are more prone to undergo the surgical procedure decompressive hemicraniectomy (DC) in order to bring the intracranial pressure (ICP) under control. METHODS: In this prospective consecutive study patients with sTBI were enrolled (n=48). Inclusion criteria were arrival to our level one trauma university hospital within 24h after trauma, patient age between 15 and 70years, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score ≤8 at the time of intubation and sedation, an initial cerebral perfusion pressure >10mmHg...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366715/twenty-years-of-anesthetic-and-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-absent-pulmonary-valve
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John D Jochman, Douglas B Atkinson, Luis G Quinonez, Morgan L Brown
OBJECTIVE: Review the authors' institutional experience of the induction and perioperative airway management of children with tetralogy of Fallot with an absent pulmonary valve. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Large academic children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with the diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve undergoing primary cardiac repair over a 20-year period. INTERVENTIONS: None...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362373/proximal-cadaveric-femur-preparation-for-fracture-strength-testing-and-quantitative-ct-based-finite-element-analysis
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Dan Dragomir-Daescu, Asghar Rezaei, Susheil Uthamaraj, Timothy Rossman, James T Bronk, Mark Bolander, Vincent Lambert, Sean McEligot, Rachel Entwistle, Hugo Giambini, Iwona Jasiuk, Michael J Yaszemski, Lichun Lu
Cadaveric fracture testing is routinely used to understand factors that affect proximal femur strength. Because ex vivo biological tissues are prone to lose their mechanical properties over time, specimen preparation for experimental testing must be performed carefully to obtain reliable results that represent in vivo conditions. For that reason, we designed a protocol and a set of fixtures to prepare the femoral specimens such that their mechanical properties experienced minimal changes. The femora were kept in a frozen state except during preparation steps and mechanical testing...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328787/prone-positioning-improves-ventilation-homogeneity-in-children-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Alison Lupton-Smith, Andrew Argent, Peter Rimensberger, Inez Frerichs, Brenda Morrow
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of prone positioning on ventilation distribution in children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Paediatric Intensive Care at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. PATIENTS: Mechanically ventilated children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. INTERVENTIONS: Electrical impedance tomography measures were taken in the supine position, after which the child was turned into the prone position, and subsequent electrical impedance tomography measurements were taken...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326800/safety-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-bilateral-synchronous-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-bilateral-stone-disease-evidence-from-a-systematic-review
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Patrick Jones, Blessing Dhliwayo, Bhavan Prasad Rai, Moeketsi Mokete, Ramachandran Amitharaj, Omar M Aboumarzouk, Bhaskar K Somani
INTRODUCTION: With the evolution of endourologic technology, bilateral synchronous percutaneous nephrolithotomy (BS-PCNL) has emerged as a potentially practical intervention for patients with bilateral lithiasis. Although tradition has favored a staged approach, an increasing number of original studies have reported their experiences with the synchronous approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Cochrane style search was performed after development of a sensitive and predefined search strategy...
April 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314972/-rare-diseases-with-clinical-relevance-the-silver-russell-syndrome
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C Neissner, C Schepp, W H Rösch
The Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a rare imprinting disease associated with pre- and postnatal growth retardation, craniofacial features, and asymmetry. Genitourinary abnormalities are seen in up to 20% of affected individuals. Apart from structural renal anomalies, cryptorchidism and hypospadias occur frequently in boys, while girls often have anomalies similar to those in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome with congenital hypoplasia or aplasia of the uterus and upper part of the vagina. Frequently hypospadias repair and orchiopexy are difficult because of lack of buccal mucosa due to facial dysmorphism and intraabdominal position of the testicles, respectively...
March 17, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284294/optimal-strategies-for-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Jeremy W Cannon, Jacob T Gutsche, Daniel Brodie
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurs in more than 10% of intensive care unit admissions and in nearly 25% of ventilated patients. Mortality remains high at 40%, and, for patients who survive, recovery continues for months or even years. Early recognition and minimizing further lung injury remain essential to successful management of severe ARDS. Advanced treatment strategies, which complement lung protective ventilation, include short-term neuromuscular blockade, prone positioning, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
April 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284190/notifiable-condition-reporting-practices-implications-for-public-health-agency-participation-in-a-health-information-exchange
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Debra Revere, Rebecca H Hills, Brian E Dixon, P Joseph Gibson, Shaun J Grannis
BACKGROUND: The future of notifiable condition reporting in the United States is undergoing a transformation with the increasing development of Health Information Exchanges which support electronic data-sharing and -transfer networks and the wider adoption of electronic laboratory reporting. Communicable disease report forms originating in clinics are an important source of surveillance data for public health agencies. However, problems of poor data quality and delayed submission of reports to public health agencies are common...
March 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280874/assessment-of-normal-forearm-compartment-pressures-in-a-nigerian-population
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A I Adeyeye, O Esan, I C Ikem
PURPOSE: The forearm is prone to raised compartment pressure and it is the second most common site for compartment syndrome. The normal compartment pressure of the forearm should be known and serve as a benchmark for the diagnosis of acute and chronic compartment syndrome. This study was aimed to determine the normal compartment pressures of the forearm using a digital compartment pressure monitor. METHODS: This was a prospective hospital-based study of the uninjured forearm in 30 patients, who presented with closed unilateral forearm fracture at the accident and emergency department of a tertiary health care facility, between June 2012 and December 2013...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280654/prevalence-and-perceptions-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-hospital-nurses-in-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Farooq A Rathore, Rayan Attique, Yumna Asmaa
INTRODUCTION: Nursing is a professionally demanding job, and nurses are prone to develop musculoskeletal disorders. However, no data is available regarding its prevalence among Pakistani nurses. This study was conducted to document the pattern of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) in Pakistani nurses and their perceptions about contributing factors and management of WRMDs. METHODS: A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted in six hospitals in Lahore and Rawalpindi, which were selected using a convenient sampling technique...
January 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279782/a-prospective-study-investigating-the-impact-of-multiparametric-mri-in-biopsy-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-clinically-suspected-prostate-cancer-the-prokomb-study
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Alexander D J Baur, Thomas Henkel, Manfred Johannsen, Thomas Speck, Lothar Weißbach, Bernd Hamm, Frank König
BACKGROUND: In patients with suspected prostate cancer (PCa) according to current guidelines systematic transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy of the prostate is performed to verify or rule out PCa. However, TRUS-guided biopsy can result in underdetection of clinically significant cancers as well as diagnosis of clinically insignificant cancers. Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) might improve the diagnostic pathway and help to avoid unnecessary biopsies. DESIGN AND METHODS: The PROKOMB (Prostata - Kooperatives MRT-Projekt Berlin) study is a prospective two-arm multicentre study designed to evaluate the potential role of mpMRI as a triage test before biopsy...
March 6, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208878/a-study-of-medication-compliance-in-geriatric-patients-with-chronic-illnesses-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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R Shruthi, R Jyothi, H P Pundarikaksha, G N Nagesh, T J Tushar
INTRODUCTION: Geriatric population is more prone for various chronic and recurrent illnesses like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, IHD, arthritic, neurodegenerative, gastrointestinal, ocular, genitourinary, respiratory disorders etc., which may require chronic medication with multiple drugs. Poor compliance in this age group accounts for medication wastage with increased cost of healthcare and substantial worsening of the disease with disability or death. Most of the human and economic costs associated with non adherence can be avoided by improving medication adherence...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208620/a-review-of-wearable-technologies-for-elderly-care-that-can-accurately-track-indoor-position-recognize-physical-activities-and-monitor-vital-signs-in-real-time
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REVIEW
Zhihua Wang, Zhaochu Yang, Tao Dong
Rapid growth of the aged population has caused an immense increase in the demand for healthcare services. Generally, the elderly are more prone to health problems compared to other age groups. With effective monitoring and alarm systems, the adverse effects of unpredictable events such as sudden illnesses, falls, and so on can be ameliorated to some extent. Recently, advances in wearable and sensor technologies have improved the prospects of these service systems for assisting elderly people. In this article, we review state-of-the-art wearable technologies that can be used for elderly care...
February 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125977/supporting-clinical-rules-engine-in-the-adjustment-of-medication-scream-protocol-of-a-multicentre-prospective-randomised-study
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Carlota Mestres Gonzalvo, Hugo A J M de Wit, Brigit P C van Oijen, Kim P G M Hurkens, Rob Janknegt, Jos M G A Schols, Wubbo J Mulder, Frans R Verhey, Bjorn Winkens, Paul-Hugo M van der Kuy
BACKGROUND: In the nursing home population, it is estimated that 1 in every 3 patients is polymedicated and given their considerable frailty, these patients are especially prone to adverse drug reactions. Clinical pharmacist-led medication reviews are considered successful interventions to improve medication safety in the inpatient setting. Due to the limited available evidence concerning the benefits of medication reviews performed in the nursing home setting, we propose a study aiming to demonstrate a positive effect that a clinical decision support system, as a health care intervention, may have on the target population...
January 26, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123242/cd44-positive-cd24-negative-stem-cell-like-property-breast-carcinoma-cells-as-marker-of-tumor-aggression
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Arijit Sen, B S Sunita
BACKGROUND: Cells with stem cell like properties in solid organ malignancies like breast and pancreas have been studied over the last decade and have been found to be associated with poor prognosis. Presence of CD44 positive and CD24 negative tumor cells in breast carcinoma (cells with 'stem cell' like property) as marker of aggressiveness and poor prognosis was checked for association with various markers of disease aggression like age at presentation, size of tumor, histological grade of tumor, triple negative status, level of micro-vessel density, and nodal status...
January 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
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