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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157294/isolated-hepatoblastoma-arising-from-the-hepatogastric-ligament-a-case-report
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Ji Chen, Mengjiao Sun, Bin Sun, Jun Yi, Bin Jiang, Lei Huang
BACKGROUND: Almost all hepatoblastomas are isolated to the liver. Hepatoblastoma arising from and limited to extrahepatic tissue is an extremely rare clinical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a case of a 7-year-old Chinese boy of Han ethnicity with hepatoblastoma originating from the hepatogastric ligament. A complete resection was performed and the entire course was uneventful. He received six cycles of postoperative chemotherapy and had no signs of recurrence for 3 years after surgery...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155929/pan-asian-adapted-esmo-consensus-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-jsmo-esmo-initiative-endorsed-by-csco-kaco-mos-sso-and-tos
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T Yoshino, D Arnold, H Taniguchi, G Pentheroudakis, K Yamazaki, R-H Xu, T W Kim, F Ismail, I B Tan, K-H Yeh, A Grothey, S Zhang, J B Ahn, D Chong, L-T Chen, S Kopetz, T Eguchi-Nakajima, H Ebi, A Ohtsu, A Cervantes, K Muro, J Tabernero, H Minami, F Ciardiello, J-Y Douillard
The most recent version of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) consensus guidelines for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) was published in 2016, identifying both a more strategic approach to the administration of the available systemic therapy choices, and a greater emphasis on the use of ablative techniques, including surgery. At the 2016 ESMO Asia Meeting, in December 2016, it was decided by both ESMO and the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO) to convene a special guidelines meeting, endorsed by both ESMO and JSMO, immediately after the JSMO 2017 Annual Meeting...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151242/a-qualitative-examination-of-increased-alcohol-use-after-bariatric-surgery-among-racially-ethnically-diverse-young-adults
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Christine E Spadola, Eric F Wagner, Leah M Varga, Jennifer L Syvertsen, Nestor F De La Cruz Munoz, Sarah E Messiah
INTRODUCTION: Mounting evidence suggests that bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery (WLS), patients might be vulnerable to developing post-operative alcohol use problems. While the majority of published research offers information concerning the prevalence of problematic alcohol use post-WLS, the literature lacks comprehensive, qualitative explorations examining why alcohol misuse might emerge after WLS. Such data-driven hypotheses are needed to effectively target this emerging concern...
November 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150888/systematic-review-of-disparities-in-surgical-care-for-m%C3%A4-ori-in-new-zealand
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REVIEW
Jamie-Lee Rahiri, Zanazir Alexander, Matire Harwood, Jonathan Koea, Andrew G Hill
BACKGROUND: Health equity for Indigenous peoples in the context of surgery has recently become topical amongst surgeons in Australasia. Health inequities are amongst the most consistent and compelling disparities between Māori and New Zealand Europeans (NZE) in New Zealand (NZ). We aimed to investigate where ethnic disparities in surgical care may occur and highlight some of the potential contributing factors, over all surgical specialties, between Māori and NZE adults in NZ. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement...
November 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146230/race-insurance-status-and-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes-before-and-after-enactment-of-the-affordable-care-act
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Eric W Moffet, Tiffany J Zens, Krista L Haines, Megan V Beems, Kaitlyn M McQuistion, Glen E Leverson, Suresh K Agarwal
BACKGROUND: The Affordable Care Act aims to improve patient outcomes. Race/ethnicity and insurance status impact outcomes after traumatic brain injury. We sought to gauge the Affordable Care Act's effect on outcomes after traumatic brain injury, as graded by race/ethnicity and insurance status. METHODS: The National Trauma Data Bank was utilized to identify traumatic brain injury patients before and after the Affordable Care Act. Patient outcomes comprised of hospital duration of stay, in-hospital mortality, discharge to rehabilitation, and surgical procedures...
November 13, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142848/injury-of-the-external-branch-of-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve-in-thyroid-surgery
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REVIEW
Andre S Potenza, Vergilius J F Araujo Filho, Claudio R Cernea
The external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) innervates the cricothyroid muscle (CTM) to promote lengthening and thinning of the vocal fold, thus increasing voice pitch. The close relation with the superior thyroid vessels (STV) puts the EBSLN in risk every time the superior pole of the thyroid is dissected. It travels downward to innervate the CTM, lateral to the thyroid cartilage and to the inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle (IPCM), being eventually covered by this muscle fibers as it approaches its entry point...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128105/factors-associated-with-delivery-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-women-with-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer
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Emily Hinchcliff, Alexander Melamed, Amy Bregar, Elisabeth Diver, Joel Clemmer, Marcela Del Carmen, John O Schorge, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain
PURPOSE: To identify clinical and non-clinical factors associated with utilization of primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) or neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in women with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database, we identified women with stage IIIC and IV EOC diagnosed from 2012 to 2014. The primary outcome was receipt of NACT, defined in the primary analysis as utilization of chemotherapy as the first cancer-directed therapy, irrespective of whether interval surgery was performed...
November 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127774/characteristics-of-supernumerary-teeth-in-nonsyndromic-population-in-an-urban-dental-school-setting
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Mackensie McBeain, Michael Miloro
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical records of all patients evaluated for supernumerary teeth at the University of Illinois-Chicago Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery postgraduate clinic from January 1, 2010 to October 31, 2015 to determine the demographics of impacted supernumerary teeth among different ethnicities in the city of Chicago. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series was completed on patients eligible for inclusion in the study who had a diagnosis of at least 1 full bony impacted supernumerary tooth (D7240)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119547/interventions-to-improve-access-to-cataract-surgical-services-and-their-impact-on-equity-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Jacqueline Ramke, Jennifer Petkovic, Vivian Welch, Ilse Blignault, Clare Gilbert, Karl Blanchet, Robin Christensen, Anthony B Zwi, Peter Tugwell
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the prevalence is inequitably distributed between and within countries. Interventions have been undertaken to improve cataract surgical services, however, the effectiveness of these interventions on promoting equity is not known. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects on equity of interventions to improve access to cataract services for populations with cataract blindness (and visual impairment) in LMICs...
November 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117081/the-lived-experiences-of-persons-hospitalized-for-construction-of-an-urgent-fecal-ostomy
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Per Herlufsen, Anne Brødsgaard
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experiences of hospital stays for patients undergoing urgent ostomy surgery. DESIGN: Qualitative, descriptive, phenomenological study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Six persons undergoing acute hospital admission and urgent ileostomy or colostomy surgery (either permanent or temporary) participated in the study. Participants were of Danish ethnicity and between the ages of 48 and 75 years...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114109/frequency-of-acccessory-renal-arteries-diagnosed-by-computerized-tomography
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Sabina Prevljak, Edin Prelevic, Salih Mesic, Odey Ali Abud, Spomenka Kristic, Sandra Vegar-Zubovic
Introduction: Accessory renal arteries play a significant role in kidney and abdominal aorta surgery, and renovascular hypertension. In the published literature, the frequency varies considerably, depending on the size of the sample, the method of examination and the ethnic group. Materials and Methods: The aim of this study is to determine the general frequency of accessory renal arteries, their frequency in relation to gender, the origin and the vascularization area, and to determine the differences in left-right and bilateral distribution...
September 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108382/clinicopathologic-features-and-prognostic-factors-for-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-who-are-75-years-and-older
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Mingfang Zhao, Hans Liu, Yanqing Tang, Xin Meng, Jun Yu, Qi Wang, Qiao Zhou, Sean X Leng, Haiyan Zhang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is common and can be considered as a disease of older adults. About one half of the cases were diagnosed in patients over 70 years of age. Decision-making about treatment for these older patients can be complicated by age-related physiological changes, impaired functional status, limited social support, and comorbidities. Many trials excluded patients using an upper limit of 75 years of age. Little is known about prognostic factors in patients who are over this age limit. In this study, we conducted an analysis in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database to identify specific clinicopathologic features and prognostic factors for these vulnerable cancer patients (N= 293,616)...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105584/is-ulipristal-acetate-the-new-drug-of-choice-for-the-medical-management-of-uterine-fibroids-res-ipsa-loquitur
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Funlayo Odejinmi, Reeba Oliver, Rebecca Mallick
Ulipristal acetate (Esmya(©)) has been hailed the new wonder drug with regard to the medical management of uterine fibroids, and many postulate that it will remove the need for surgical treatment in the future. While the results from the PEARL studies are certainly promising and its amenorrhoeic rates and reduction in fibroid size are unquestionable, there is still a paucity of data with regard to its long-term effects, the effects on its usage prior to surgery and its variable efficacy in different ethnic populations...
November 1, 2017: Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100900/comparison-of-dietary-habits-and-plans-for-dietary-changes-in-black-and-white-women-seeking-bariatric-surgery
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Kendall L McLean, Carolyn E Moore, Derek C Miketinas, Catherine M Champagne
BACKGROUND: Achieving weight loss after bariatric surgery depends on the individual's ability to sustain lifestyle changes involving dietary modifications. Presurgical dietary assessment is critical to evaluate usual dietary habits and identify the need for intervention before surgery. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify usual dietary habits of black and white women seeking bariatric surgery and to examine potential differences between these ethnic groups...
September 20, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093554/the-prevalence-of-double-eyelid-and-the-3d-measurement-of-orbital-soft-tissue-in-malays-and-chinese
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Ting Yin Lu, Kathreena Kadir, Wei Cheong Ngeow, Siti Adibah Othman
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of double eyelid among two main Mongoloid ethnicities, the Malays and Chinese who reside in Malaysia. We also measured their periorbital tissue parameters for application in anthropology, optometry, ophthalmology, oculoplastic surgery and maxillofacial trauma surgery. The images of the 103 Malay and 97 Chinese volunteers were captured using indirect 3D photogrammetry, and quantitative measurement was obtained using the software provided by the manufacturer. All Malays and 70...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083529/evaluation-of-patient-nasal-saline-irrigation-practices-following-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Frederick Yoo, Elisabeth H Ference, Edward C Kuan, Jivianne T Lee, Marilene B Wang, Jeffrey D Suh
BACKGROUND: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is an effective treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Postoperative management strategies after FESS often vary from surgeon to surgeon. Recent data suggests that nasal saline irrigation following FESS is almost universally recommended; however, patient adherence has not been formally evaluated. The purpose of this study is to evaluate postoperative nasal irrigation practices and its effects on short-term outcomes in post-FESS patients...
October 30, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078908/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-treatment-and-survival-of-pediatric-sarcoma
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Andrew J Jacobs, Erika B Lindholm, Carolyn Fein Levy, Jonathan D Fish, Richard D Glick
BACKGROUND: Childhood sarcomas are rare and require complex interdisciplinary care including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The goal of this study was to determine if racial or ethnic disparities exist for pediatric sarcoma patients in the United States. METHODS: The United States' National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was used to identify patients aged 0-21 diagnosed with primary sarcomas from 1973 to 2012. Patients were considered by race and ethnicity...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078868/hospital-readmission-after-ambulatory-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-incidence-and-predictors
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Eric B Rosero, Girish P Joshi
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the rate of 30-d hospital readmissions after ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 2009 to 2011 State Ambulatory Surgery and Services and State Inpatient Databases from California, Florida, and New York were analyzed to evaluate the incidence of 30-d readmissions after laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in outpatient settings. Hospital transfers and the principal diagnoses of hospital readmission were analyzed as secondary outcomes...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076010/patient-characteristics-procedural-and-safety-outcomes-of-bariatric-surgery-in-england-a-retrospective-cohort-study-2006-2012
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Sun Sun, Oleg Borisenko, Tim Spelman, Ahmed R Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study is to analyze procedural and safety outcomes associated with bariatric surgery and describe the characteristics of patients undertaking bariatric procedures in England between April 2006 and March 2012. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of all adult patients in England diagnosed with obesity and undergoing bariatric surgery as a primary procedure in NHS-funded sites between April 2006 and March 2012 using data sourced from the Hospital Episode Statistics dataset...
October 26, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075781/association-of-cataract-surgery-with-mortality-in-older-women-findings-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Victoria L Tseng, Rowan T Chlebowski, Fei Yu, Jane A Cauley, Wenjun Li, Fridtjof Thomas, Beth A Virnig, Anne L Coleman
Importance: Previous studies have suggested an association between cataract surgery and decreased risk for all-cause mortality potentially through a mechanism of improved health status and functional independence, but the association between cataract surgery and cause-specific mortality has not been previously studied and is not well understood. Objective: To examine the association between cataract surgery and total and cause-specific mortality in older women with cataract...
October 26, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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