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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651229/coverage-of-complex-defects-of-the-shoulder-girdle-and-posterior-neck-triangle-following-tumor-resection
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Noha M Al-Qattan, Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Rajeev Pant
INTRODUCTION: Numerous pedicle and free flaps have been used to cover complex defects of the shoulder girdle and posterior neck triangle following tumor resection. We describe our choice of flap selection in these patients with case examples. PRESENTATION OF CASES: Three cases examples demonstrate our choice of flap selection. In the first case, an anterior shoulder girdle defect is covered by an anteriorly transposed latissimus dorsi muscle flap. The second case demonstrates the coverage of a posterior shoulder girdle defect by a posteriorly transposed latissimus dorsi muscle flap...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651160/significance-of-extranodal-tumour-deposits-in-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Amy C Lord, Nigel D'Souza, Philip H Pucher, Brendan J Moran, A Muti Abulafi, Andrew Wotherspoon, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Gina Brown
AIMS: The presence and significance of extranodal tumour deposits (ENTDs) in colorectal cancer (CRC) continue to cause controversy in terms of origin, classification and prognostic significance. This review aims to assess current evidence on the origin of ENTDs in CRC and their effect on overall and disease-free survival. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650852/techniques-for-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-altered-gastrointestinal-anatomy
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Tom G Moreels
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review highlights the current status of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) techniques in patients with altered anatomy. Endoscopic treatment of biliopancreatic disorders is particularly challenging in patients with altered anatomy. RECENT FINDINGS: There are two main approaches to perform ERCP in patients with altered anatomy: the transluminal access and the transmural access. The transluminal access uses device-assisted enteroscopy (DAE) to reach and cannulate the biliopancreatic system...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650723/hospital-chaplains-through-the-eyes-of-parents-of-hospitalized-children
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Pamela K Donohue, Matt Norvell, Renee D Boss, Jennifer Shepard, Karen Frank, Christina Patron, Thomas Y Crowe
BACKGROUND: Chaplain services are available in 68% of hospitals, but hospital chaplains are not yet incorporated into routine patient care. OBJECTIVES: To describe how families of hospitalized children view and utilize hospital chaplains. DESIGN: Telephone survey with 40 questions: Likert, yes/no, and short-answer responses. SUBJECTS: Parents visited by a hospital chaplain during their child's hospitalization in a tertiary care center...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650602/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-to-protect-the-facial-nerve-during-microsurgery-for-large-vestibular-schwannomas
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OBJECTIVE: Microsurgery is the preferred treatment for large vestibular schwannomas (VSs). However, anatomical and functional preservation of the facial nerve (FN) remains a challenge during this surgery. The aim of this study was to determine whether it is beneficial to the preservation rates of the FN during microsurgical treatment of large VSs using intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 53 patients with large VSs that underwent microsurgical resection via the retrosigmoid approach in our department during April 2009 to March 2016...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650370/five-strategies-for-encouraging-seafood-consumption-what-health-professionals-need-to-know
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Julia Quam, Kellie Casavale
There is confusion among many Americans, particularly women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and parents and caregivers of young children, regarding seafood consumption. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages us to eat a greater variety of protein foods. One way to do this is to choose seafood twice a week in place of meats, poultry, or eggs. Seafood, which includes fish and shellfish, is recommended for the total package of nutrients it provides. However, the average American is eating much less seafood than recommended...
July 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650086/systemic-thrombolysis-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-and-anticoagulation-for-intermediate-risk-pulmonary-embolism-a-simulation-modeling-analysis
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Christopher Kabrhel, Ayman Ali, Jin Choi, Chin Hur
OBJECTIVES: Decision-making around the use of thrombolysis for patients with intermediate-risk (submassive) PE remains challenging. Studies indicate favorable clinical outcomes with systemic thrombolytics (IV tPA), but the risk of major bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke is a deterrent. Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) may be a preferable strategy, as it has been shown to have a lower risk of bleeding than systemic thrombolysis. However, a three-arm randomized control study comparing IV tPA, CDT, and anticoagulation alone, with long-term follow up, would be costly and is unlikely to be performed...
June 26, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648791/drug-eluting-stents-versus-control-therapy-in-the-infrapopliteal-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-eight-randomized-controlled-trials-and-two-cohort-studies
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REVIEW
Xiaochun Liu, Guofu Zheng, Song Wen
BACKGROUD: Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been proposed for the treatment of infrapopliteal arteries disease. However, the long-term clinical impact of DES treatment in the vascular territory still remains uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane data, CNKI and Wanfang Data were searched until December 20, 2016 for eligible studies according to identical strategies. Additional data were manually retrieved. STATA ver. 12.0 software were used to Meta-analyze the efficacies of DES and control treatment (BMS or PTA) for infrapopliteal arteries disease...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648656/endovascular-reconstruction-for-chronic-infrarenal-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease
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Russell J Pepe, Priya Patel, Lauren A Huntress, Naiem Nassiri
According to the 2007 TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) guidelines, surgery is the preferred treatment for extensive (TASC II type C and D) aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD). Recent studies, however, have shown that endovascular management can be an effective first-line treatment option for TASC II type C & D categories. While endovascular therapy is now commonly performed in patients with TASC II type D lesions, very few studies have investigated the feasibility and effectiveness of extending endovascular therapy to the most severe subcategory of TASC II D lesions, chronic infrarenal aortoiliac occlusion (CIAO)...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648618/patients-preference-of-trastuzumab-administration-subcutaneous-versus-intravenous-in-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-results-of-the-randomised-metaspher-study
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X Pivot, J P Spano, M Espie, P Cottu, C Jouannaud, V Pottier, L Moreau, J M Extra, A Lortholary, P Rivera, D Spaeth, H Attar-Rabia, C Benkanoun, L Dima-Martinez, N Esposito, J Gligorov
HannaH (NCT00950300) and PrefHer (NCT01401166) studies validated the subcutaneous (H-s.c.) formulation of trastuzumab as effective and safe as intravenous (H-i.v.) and highly preferred by patients in early breast cancer. The present randomised MetaspHer trial (NCT01810393) is the first study assessing patient's preference in metastatic setting. METHODS: Patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who completed a first line chemotherapy with trastuzumab and achieved a long-term response lasting more than 3 years were randomised to receive 3 cycles of 600-mg fixed-dose adjuvant H-s...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648534/promising-outcome-of-anatomic-correction-of-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Viktor Hraska, Mathieu Vergnat, Peter Zartner, Chris Hart, Phillip Suchowerskyj, Benjamin Bierbach, Ehrenfried Schindler, Martin Schneider, Boulos Asfour
BACKGROUND: Anatomic correction of corrected transposition of the great arteries with associated lesions, utilizing the morphologic left ventricle as a systemic pumping chamber, is the preferred method in many centers. The purpose of this study was to analyze functional outcome after anatomic correction. METHODS: Between Jan 1997 and May 2016, 63 patients with corrected transposition of the great arteries and associated lesions underwent anatomic correction. Forty-two patients (67%) underwent palliation before correction, including 14 patients (22%) who required training of systemic ventricle...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648315/psychometric-properties-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measure-of-pharmaceutical-therapy-for-quality-of-life-prompt-qol
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Phantipa Sakthong, Chanadda Chinthammit, Pattarin Sukarnjanaset, Nontapat Sonsa-Ardjit, Wipaporn Munpan
OBJECTIVES: To assess the psychometric properties of a novel instrument for medication management, the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measure of Pharmaceutical Therapy for Quality of Life (PROMPT-QOL), using both conventional psychometrics and Rasch analysis in a large sample. METHODS: This study was conducted with 1156 adult outpatients continuously taking any medicines at least 3 months from three university hospitals in Bangkok, Thailand, between July 2014 and March 2015...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648164/-pharmacological-treatment-of-chronic-non-cancer-pain
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Gitte Handberg
19% of the grown-up Danish population suffer from a chronic pain condition. Most patients are treated by general practi-tioners (GPs), and only a smaller group need specialist treatment. This article goes through the pharmacological possibilities available with a special focus on treatment by GPs. For chronic pain as fibromyalgia and low back pain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol are not recommended on a regular basis. The main pharmacological treatment is tricyclic antidepressants and gabapentinoids...
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647718/new-meniscal-tears-after-acl-injury-what-is-the-risk-a-systematic-review-protocol
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REVIEW
Guri Ranum Ekås, Clare Ardern, Hege Grindem, Lars Engebretsen
BACKGROUND: Secondary meniscal tears after ACL injuries increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis. The current literature on secondary meniscal injuries after ACL injury is not consistent and may have methodological shortcomings. This protocol describes the methods of a systematic review investigating the rate of secondary meniscal injuries in children and adults after treatment (operative or non-operative) for ACL injury. METHODS: We will search electronic databases (Embase, Ovid Medline, Cochrane, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), SPORTDiscus, PEDro and Google Scholar) from database inception...
June 24, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647678/methyl-jasmonate-attenuated-lipopolysaccharide-induced-depressive-like-behaviour-in-mice
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Adaeze Adebesin, Olusegun A Adeoluwa, Anthony T Eduviere, Solomon Umukoro
Depression is a recurrent neuropsychiatric disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide and impact negatively on the patients' social functions and quality of life. Studies have shown that i.p injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces depressive-like behavior in rodents via induction of oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Methyl jasmonate (MJ), an isolated compound from jasmine plant has gained reputation in aromatherapy for treatment of depression, nervousness and memory deficits. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of MJ on LPS-induced depressive-like behavior in mice...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647654/the-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-spinal-cord-tanycytic-ependymomas-a-report-of-40-cases
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Xiaogang Tao, Zonggang Hou, Shuyu Hao, Qi Zhang, Zhen Wu, Junting Zhang, Baiyun Liu
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord tanycytic ependymomas (TEs) are rarely reported because of extremely low incidence. Understanding of this disease is therefore poor. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and clinical, radiological, pathological, and prognostic features of spinal cord TEs. METHODS: Approximately 4,000 spinal cord tumors were surgically resected in Beijing Tiantan Hospital between April 2009 and May 2016. We identified all cases of pathologically proved TEs among these patients...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647634/more-successful-results-with-less-energy-in-endovenous-laser-ablation-treatment-long-term-comparison-of-bare-tip-fiber980nm-laser-and-radial-tip-fiber1470nm-laser-application
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Ümit Arslan, Eyüpserhat Çalık, Mehmet Tort, Ziya Yıldız, Ali İhsan Tekin, Hüsnü Kamil Limandal, Mehmet Ali Kaygın, Özgür Dağ, Bilgehan Erkut
BACKGROUND: Varices and venous insufficiency are common and serious health problems in the general population which affect quality of life. Endothermal treatment of the great saphenous vein has become the first line of treatment for superficial venous reflux, and the endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) method has been widely accepted all over the world. In this method, ablation is provided by a laser fiber inserted into the lumen of the vein. Initially, the fibers were 810 nm, but today the fibers are usually 940, 980, or 1470 nm...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647569/sepsis-in-alcohol-related-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Thierry Gustot, Javier Fernandez, Gyongyi Szabo, Agustin Albillos, Alexandre Louvet, Rajiv Jalan, Richard Moreau, Christophe Moreno
Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) remains the most important cause of death due to alcohol. Infections, particularly bacterial infections, are one of the most frequent and severe complications of advanced ALD, as alcoholic cirrhosis and severe alcoholic hepatitis (sAH). The specific mechanisms responsible of this altered host defence become to be deciphered. The aim of the present work is to review the current knowledge about infectious complications in ALD and the pathophysiological mechanisms, distinguishing the role of alcohol consumption and the contribution of different forms of ALD...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647435/dietary-habits-in-parkinson-s-disease-adherence-to-mediterranean-diet
#19
Erica Cassani, Michela Barichella, Valentina Ferri, Giovanna Pinelli, Laura Iorio, Carlotta Bolliri, Serena Caronni, Samanta A Faierman, Antonia Mottolese, Chiara Pusani, Fatemeh Monajemi, Marianna Pasqua, Alessandro Lubisco, Emanuele Cereda, Gianni Pezzoli
INTRODUCTION: Our objective is to describe the dietary habits, food preferences and adherence to Mediterranean diet (MeDi) of a large sample of Italian Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients compared to a group of controls. METHODS: Dietary habits of 600 PD patients from throughout Italy and 600 controls matched by gender, age, education, physical activity level and geographical residence, were collected using the ON-GP Food Frequency Questionnaire. Then, we compared patients by disease duration and the presence of swallowing disturbances...
June 15, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647404/patient-centered-outcomes-and-treatment-preferences-regarding-sexual-problems-a-qualitative-study-among-midlife-women
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Holly N Thomas, Megan Hamm, Rachel Hess, Sonya Borrero, Rebecca C Thurston
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction is common in midlife women and can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Although treatments exist, there is little research on which sexual function outcomes and treatments midlife women prefer. AIM: To better understand the sexual function outcomes that were most important to sexually active women 45 to 60 years old and the types of treatments they would prefer from individual interviews and focus groups. METHODS: Twenty individual interviews and three focus groups (N = 39) were led by a trained facilitator, audio recorded, and transcribed...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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