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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944942/paramedian-forehead-flap-for-repair-of-refractory-high-flow-anterior-skull-base-csf-leak
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Jeremy Ciporen, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Haley Gillham, David Cua, Jason Kim, Paul Akins
AIM: The paramedian forehead flap (PMFF) has been well described for nasal reconstruction. However, it has never been reported for use in the repair of high flow anterior skull base cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient is a 55 yo African American male cocaine abuser who initially presented with a high flow anterior skull base CSF leak, extensive pneumocephalus, and intra-cerebral and intra-ventricular abscesses with an oro-nasal-cerebral fistula...
July 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944752/a-randomised-controlled-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-breathing-retraining-exercises-taught-by-a-physiotherapist-either-by-instructional-dvd-or-in-face-to-face-sessions-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-adults
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Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944619/comparative-study-of-new-autologous-material-bone-cartilage-composite-graft-bccg-for-ossiculoplasty-with-polycel-%C3%A2-and-titanium
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Ji Sun Kong, Chang Yeong Jeong, Myung Joo Shim, Woo Jin Kim, Sang Won Yeo, Shi Nae Park
OBJECTIVE: Ossiculoplasty is a surgical procedure that recreates sound transmission of the middle ear in conductive hearing loss. Various materials have been used for ossicular reconstruction, but the most ideal material for ossiculoplasty remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to introduce a novel method of autologous ossiculoplasty, bone-cartilage composite graft (BCCG), and to compare its surgical results with different types of ossiculoplastic prostheses. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study was performed in a tertiary referral center...
September 25, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944569/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-fournier-s-gangrene-a-retrospective-study
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Kyung Sook Hong, Hee Jung Yi, Ryung-Ah Lee, Kwang Ho Kim, Soon Sup Chung
Fournier's gangrene is a gas-forming, necrotising soft tissue infection affecting the perineum. It spreads rapidly along the deep fascial planes and is associated with a high mortality rate. With a growing elderly population with comorbidities, the frequency of severe cases of Fournier's gangrene is expected to increase. We retrospectively reviewed 20 patients diagnosed with Fournier's gangrene at our institution from 2003 to 2014 and analysed data. Thirteen patients had diabetes mellitus, two had been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, and four were chronic alcoholics...
September 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944481/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-on-perioperative-morbidity-during-nasal-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Se Hwan Hwang, Ho Seok Lee, Young Hoon Joo, Jae Hyun Seo, Jun Myung Kang
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this meta-analysis was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the effect of dexmedetomidine on perioperative morbidity following nasal surgery and on the adverse effects of dexmedetomidine. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Scopus, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. REVIEW METHODS: Two authors independently searched scientific and medical databases from their inception of article collection to March 2017...
September 25, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944413/longer-term-baerveldt-to-trabectome-glaucoma-surgery-comparison-using-propensity-score-matching
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Tigran Kostanyan, Tarek Shazly, Kevin B Kaplowitz, Steven Z Wang, Sushma Kola, Eric N Brown, Nils A Loewen
PURPOSE: To apply propensity score matching to compare Baerveldt glaucoma drainage implant (BGI) to Trabectome-mediated ab interno trabeculectomy (AIT). Recent data suggests that AIT can produce results similar to BGI which is traditionally reserved for more severe glaucoma. METHODS: BGI and AIT patients with at least 1 year of follow-up were included. The primary outcome measures were intraocular pressure (IOP), number of glaucoma medications, and a Glaucoma Index (GI) score...
September 25, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944378/treatment-of-single-and-multiple-miller-class-i-and-iii-gingival-recessions-at-crown-restored-teeth-in-maxillary-esthetic-areas
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Anton Sculean, Raluca Cosgarea, Christos Katsaros, Nicole Birgit Arweiler, Richard John Miron, Herbert Deppe
OBJECTIVE: To clinically evaluate the outcomes following surgical coverage of single and multiple Miller Class I and III gingival recessions at crown-restored teeth in the esthetic area by means of the modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT). METHOD AND MATERIALS: Eight systemically healthy patients (5 females) with a total of 23 single or multiple maxillary Miller Class I or III gingival recessions were consecutively treated with MCAT in conjunction with a subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG)...
September 22, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944359/crestal-sinus-lift-using-an-implant-with-an-internal-l-shaped-channel-1-year-after-loading-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Marco Tallarico, David L Cochran, Erta Xhanari, Claudia Dellavia, Elena Canciani, Eitan Mijiritsky, Silvio Mario Meloni
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a one-stage crestal sinus elevation procedure using a self-tapping endosseous implant system (iRaise, Maxillent, Herzliya, Israel) developed for sinus augmentation, 1 year after loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients needing restoration in the posterior maxilla with a residual alveolar crest of 3 to 8 mm in height and 5 mm in width distal to the canine as measured on CBCT scan were treated using the iRaise sinus lift system...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944335/successful-management-without-protective-colostomy-in-an-adult-patient-with-anorectal-mal-formation
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Cengiz Tavusbay, Hüdai Genç, İrfan Karaca, Kemal Atahan, Mehmet Hacıyanlı, Erdal Türk
Anorectal malformations are rare occurrences characterized by the absence or abnormal localization of the anus. Clinical manifestations can vary from mild forms that require only minor surgery to more complicated cases that must be managed with multi-staged surgery. In this report, our aim is to present the clinical characteristics, management, and treatment outcome of an adult patient with an anorectal malformation with a vestibular fistula that was successfully repaired by posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) and to discuss the case in the light of the relevant literature...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944250/predictors-of-hip-pain-and-function-in-femoroacetabular-impingement-a-prospective-cohort-analysis
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Robert W Westermann, T Sean Lynch, Morgan H Jones, Kurt P Spindler, William Messner, Greg Strnad, James Rosneck
BACKGROUND: Validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) of hip pain and function at the time of arthroscopy could be predictors of the final outcome. Little is known about how patient factors or pathologic intra-articular findings relate to hip pain or function at the time of surgery for those presenting with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). PURPOSE: To evaluate all patient and operative factors that contribute to hip pain and dysfunction in patients with FAI...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944219/robot-assisted-submandibular-gland-excision-via-modified-facelift-incision
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Seung Wook Jung, Young Kwan Kim, Yong Hoon Cha, Yoon Woo Koh, Woong Nam
BACKGROUND: The conventional transcervical resection for submandibular gland disease has some risks and an unsatisfactory cosmetic result. Recently, robot-assisted surgery has been developed as a plausible substitute for conventional surgery which provides an excellent cosmetic outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors performed robot-assisted sialadenectomy via modified facelift incision using the da Vinci Xi surgical system (Intuitive Surgical Inc., CA, USA) with two endowrist arms (monopolar curved scissors and Maryland bipolar forceps) successfully in a 44-year-old female patient who suffered from sialolith and severe atrophic submandibular gland...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944207/predictive-factors-of-visual-outcome-of-malaysian-cataract-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Thanigasalam Thevi, Myron Anthony Godinho
AIM: To explore the associations between various characteristics of Malaysian cataract patients and their management, and their post-operative visual outcomes, to inform relevant bodies to reduce cataract-related blindness. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive secondary data analysis of cataract surgery patients in Melaka Hospital, from 2007 to 2014 using the National Eye Database (NED). Patient-related factors (demographic features, systemic and ocular comorbidities) and management-related factors (surgical duration, type of surgery, type of lens) were analysed for their association with visual outcome (acuity)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944205/clinical-outcomes-of-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-versus-femtosecond-laser-assisted-lasik-for-myopia-a-meta-analysis
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Huan Yan, Li-Yan Gong, Wei Huang, Yan-Li Peng
AIM: To evaluate the possible differences in visual quality between small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and femtosecond laser in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK) for myopia. METHODS: A Meta-analysis was performed. Patients were from previously reported comparative studies treated with SMILE versus FS-LASIK. The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, Web of Science and Chinese databases (i.e. WANFANG and CNKI) were searched in Nov. of 2016 using RevMan 5.1 version software...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944177/isolated-septal-myectomy-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-an-update-on-the-toronto-general-hospital-experience
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Rachel D Vanderlaan, Anna Woo, Anthony Ralph-Edwards
BACKGROUND: Isolated septal myectomy is considered the gold standard for refractory left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction at centers with dedicated hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) surgeons. In this paper, we provide an update on the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) experience for isolated septal myectomy and comment on the safety and efficacy of myectomy in patients with thin basal septal thickness at our institution. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing surgical myectomy at our institution from January 2012 to August 2016...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944175/long-term-outcome-of-simultaneous-septal-myectomy-and-anterior-mitral-leaflet-retention-plasty-in-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-the-berlin-experience
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Eva Maria Delmo Walter, Mariano Francisco Javier, Roland Hetzer
BACKGROUND: Various surgical strategies designed to relieve left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) and correct mitral regurgitation (MR) in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) have evolved, yet reports on the long-term outcomes of each technique are scarce. We provide an update on over 20 years' experience at our institution in the standardized surgical treatment of HOCM. METHODS: Between April 1986 and April 2014, 320 cases of endomyocardial resection and 305 septal myectomies were performed at our institution...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944138/surgical-treatments-for-patients-with-recurrent-bile-duct-stones-and-oddis-sphincter-laxity
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REVIEW
Boxuan Zhou, Jinxiong Hu, Yuesi Zhong
Recurrent bile duct stones is the most common complication after gallstone surgery and the incidence is about 4-24%. Sphincter of Oddi laxity will lead to duodenal content flow into the bile or pancreatic duct. Patients with recurrent bile duct stones and Oddis sphincter laxity were intractable. Here we sought to present the possible and helpful surgical treatments for such patients. Prospective randomized clinical trial are needed for evaluating the outcome of surgical treatments.
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944127/minimally-invasive-versus-open-laminectomy-discectomy-transforaminal-lumbar-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Allicia O Imada, Tridu R Huynh, Doniel Drazin
Minimally invasive spine surgeries (MISS) are becoming increasingly favored as alternatives to open spine procedures because of the reduced blood loss, postoperative pain, and recovery time. Studies have shown mixed results regarding the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive procedures compared to the traditional, open counterparts. The objectives of this systematic analysis are to compare clinical outcomes between the three MISS and open procedures: (1) laminectomy/discectomy, (2) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), and (3) posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)...
July 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944068/comparison-of-outcomes-between-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-surgical-invasiveness-medical-costs-and-oncological-outcomes
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Ryo Inada, Takeshi Nagasaka, Ayako Watanabe, Tomohiko Yagi, Yoshiko Mori, Yoshitaka Kondo, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Yuzo Umeda, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Whether asymptomatic patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are treated in hospitals show better outcomes than symptomatic patients with CRC still remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in clinical benefits following treatment in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with CRC. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis with data obtained from records. A cohort of 145 asymptomatic and 123 symptomatic patients who underwent CRC surgery between January 2009 and December 2011 was enrolled...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943947/prognostic-value-of-combined-platelet-fibrinogen-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-lung-adenosquamous-cancer
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Yu-Qian Wang, Qiong-Jie Zhi, Xin-Yue Wang, Dong-Sheng Yue, Kai Li, Ri-Cheng Jiang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of the combined platelet (PLT), fibrinogen (FBG), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) (CO-NPF) for postoperative outcomes in patients with lung adenosquamous cancer (ASC). Test results from patients who presented at The Cancer Institute and Hospital of Tianjin Medical University between January 2005 and December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. CO-NPF was scored between 0 and 4 according to increased PLT, FBG, NLR and PLR prior to being split into two groups based on the presence (≥2) or absence (<2) of the combination of increased inflammatory indexes...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943941/impact-of-positive-zeb1-expression-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-as-an-oncologic-outcome-predicting-indicator
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Jun Sakata, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Shiro Suzuki, Fumi Utsumi, Kaoru Niimi, Ryuichiro Sekiya, Kiyosumi Shibata, Takeshi Senga, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Several previous studies have revealed that the expression of zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) in solid malignancies has an important significance on the clinical outcome of patients. However, the association between ZEB1 expression and survival in patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) remains unclear. The objective of the present study was to examine the extent of ZEB1 expression in EOC using immunohistochemical staining and investigate its association with patient outcome. A total of 40 patients with EOC initially treated with cytoreductive surgery and systematic chemotherapy were enrolled...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
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